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Indulge in a glass of your favourite red paired with a flavourful serving of Wairiri buffalo burrata. Eat, meet, greet and enjoy.
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Meet, Greet, Eat and Enjoy at
Vices & Virtues
New to the local Christchurch food scene is Vices & Virtues – a modern and welcoming place to meet, drink and eat with your friends. In fact, the name of the restaurant encompasses its values perfectly – offering the best quality food and drink makes indulging in your vices once in a while, a healthy virtue.
he menu has been specifically created to ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy, including vegetarians and vegans. But that’s not all that shines about the menu. The creativity of Executive Chef, Tejas Nikam, means that the food on offer showcases the freshest produce for a flavour-filled experience. Tejas has worked with Peter Gordon
at Auckland’s renowned The Sugar Club and has combined his creative flare with his passion for fresh, local produce to design the modern cuisine on the menu at Vices & Virtues. The welcoming atmosphere of the restaurant was designed by award-winning interior designer from Sydney, Luchetti Krelle, to create a cosy and inviting place to enjoy yourself. Colours
are drawn from the natural environment that surrounds Christchurch, but it’s not just the décor that reflects the environment – the menu does too. Sustainable line-caught fish, Canterbury Wairiri buffalo cheese and New Zealand-bred Angus eye fillet are highlights on the menu and showcase the taste of Christchurch and wider regions.
cheese made from a divine combination of mozzarella and cream. Vices & Virtues uses buffalo milk straight from the local Wairiri Buffalo
farm, which is made to order, produced and delivered within 24 hours to guarantee the freshest flavour and soft texture. The Burrata is
Taste the magic for yourself The stand-out item from the Vices & Virtues seasonal menu is the Wairiri Buffalo Burrata, a traditional fresh Italian cows’ milk
paired with mixed heritage tomatoes, Salanova leaves, dried olive crumbs and mango nam phrik to bring to life this tantalising dish.
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A global odyssey By Tracey Edwardes
It was a “life is too short” moment that led a photographer from Loburn on a journey to meet the people who have lived on earth the longest.
ast year, Katherine Williams of Tandem Photography travelled to some of the world’s most interesting crevices, which culminated in her winning New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) Nikon Photographer of the Year 2019. After a back injury that kept her out of the action for 10 months, she realised that saying “we’ll do it in three years’ time” just meant continual postponement. Katherine committed to take her husband and business partner Neil – also an award-
winning photographer – and her two daughters, on an educational worldwide odyssey. The goal was to capture the essence of her chosen photographic subjects – centenarians. Deciding on the ambitious project came after one of those unexplainable eureka moments. “I knew it was something I just had to do.” The creative couple refinanced to fund the trip. “But it wasn’t until literally the week before leaving that everything came together including renting our home out to make it possible.”
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One of the first stops was the lush jungle of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, where the family slept on bamboo slats with no mattress or pillow, the patter of piglets and roosters outside – and the odd snake wriggling across the path. The seven-month journey then traversed the likes of Japan, Alaska, Cuba, Costa Rica, Croatia, Mexico and Montenegro, and the less-trodden paths of USA, Italy, France and the Greece Isles. “I was confident my daughters would learn immeasurably more about life, not by just having conversations about different cultures, but by walking amongst them. The only way was to show them, not just tell. I wanted to empower my children – completely and utterly – with an appreciation of experience and basic street smarts. Nothing beats that immersion.” She enlisted locals as interpreters to help her extract the stories behind the well-lived faces. “These people all had something special to share,” she says. “It’s not just a life story engraved into their facial lines, but their surroundings I capture to tell the story too – inviting a peek into their environment.”
Katherine has curiosity and deep empathy for the people she photographs. “One of the common threads for the reason of their longevity was tenacity for life, the ability to ride the storms – those hardships, trials and tribulations.” Dramatic landscapes, such as daunting mountains tumbling into frothy seas, didn’t escape her lens either. On harnessing courage to embark on an adventure, Katherine says, “You need the fortitude to jump in head first, then back that up without needing to know every detail. It will just fall into place.” Back home, an enchanted heritage building in Ferry Road houses the studio for wedding and portrait photography. However, for her evolving creative project, Katherine is looking for more centenarians of different nationalities to immortalise in a website, book and exhibition. “Some of my subjects have already died, so it will be in honour of them and their families. It’s nowhere near complete yet – but I’m comfortable with it being a slow project.” www.katherinewilliams.co.nz
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WORLDWIDE MUSICAL PHENOMENON By Tracey Edwardes
A Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) show is a toe-tapping banquet for the senses and it’s returning to a venue that beﬁts the sumptuous performance.
he timely Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 tour will touch down at Christchurch’s Isaac Theatre Royal on Saturday 19 October. Scott Bradlee, founder of the Postmodern Jukebox legacy, has crafted a worldwide phenomenon with modern songs transformed into the style of classic genres, such as the razzamatazz of the roaring ’20s. “And here we are, entering the ‘20s again,” says singer Aubrey Logan. Aubrey is one of the
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favourites in the revolving cast of dozens, featured in this spring’s Antipodean tour. It’s her first visit to New Zealand, but the fifth time for PMJ, “and I just can’t wait,” she says. The unique band has reached 3.5 million YouTube subscribers Bad Blood and Benny and Jetts being among Aubrey’s claim to fame. As well as a mellifluous voice and spine-tingling fouroctave range, she plays a mean trombone. It’s not important to be impressive, she says.
SINGER AUBREY LOGAN (Front middle with the trombone) WITH THE POST MODERN JUKEBOX CREW
hard on your voice and body. “I say to the band after the shows, ‘guys, I can either have bad sleep or alcohol – pick one!’” she laughs. “I don’t have balance; I have an extreme life – so it’s all about prioritising.” She has huge gratitude to Scott Bradlee for her success. PMJ is family to Aubrey. “We all have our own projects, but we have that bond to be able to lean on each other. “I’m always inspired by my peers’ talents. Each one of them, on every tour, has a superpower – there is no one that sounds like anyone else. “Ariana Savalus is my best friend, even though we’ve nothing in common. I learn from her and she’s so freakin’ funny. And Casey Abrams is a free spirit. I’m an organised-toa-fault Type A, but he’s taught me to enjoy music and my life.” Audrey loves to connect, meet and be with the audience – the only reason for performing live, she points out. “I’m really looking forward to being back on the stage, as there’s nothing like a PMJ audience – they dress up like us, and even better!”
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“I just want to inspire and move people and connect emotionally; that’s what counts.” After being away from PMJ for two years, rocking it in jeans and leather jackets on her own solo album tours, Aubrey says, “I get to dress up!” “PMJ really encourages us to go all out – sequins, costume changes and colour co-ordinating trios. I’m ready to wear some fancy dresses again and go back to the glam!” Her voice is a genetic blessing, but Audrey says she still has to work at it. A natural at acting, she grew up in musical theatre. “I’m thankful of some of the boredom of being an only child. Being alone in my room with the door shut gave me the opportunity to practice and experiment with my voice, make weird sounds, listen to my parents’ CDs and try to emulate everyone I could.” The Seattle-born, L.A-based 31-year-old has a phenomenal knack for scat singing – that funky, nonsensical jazz improv. She doesn’t deny it; she says they travel a lot, so performing and talking with fans can be
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Be part of the magic! Get ready for the biggest week in Christchurch!
tarting at Addington Raceway, Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day on Tuesday 12 November will be full of excitement to toast Christchurch Casino’s 25th anniversary. This year elegant glasses of Lanson Champagne will clink, gourmet cuisine will be served, and the 116th running of the Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup and 11 spectacular races will amaze. Fabulous race day attire will be seen on the catwalk, with The Crossing Fashion Starts Here Competition heats and semi-finals being held in The Edge Public Village, and finals in the presentation area. Competition will be fierce with over $20,000 worth of prizes up for grabs, including phenomenal international travel courtesy of Air New Zealand. This year promises to build on all the excitement, glamour and entertainment the event has become
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famous for during its proud history that spans more than a century. On Cup Day, Addington is proudly supporting St John and Ronald McDonald House South Island. The week’s excitement continues at Addington’s Show Day Races on Friday 15 November, Canterbury Anniversary Day, with great racing, live entertainment and a free kids’ entertainment zone and petting zoo. Entry is by gold coin donation to Māia Health Foundation and no public surcharges will apply. During Cup Week, Addington will be offering an exceptional range of hospitality options, including private and shared marquees, prime viewing hospitality and indoor and outdoor choices. Limited options remain for both days. Public tickets go on sale 2 September. For full details about how you can #bepartofthemagic, visit www.addington.co.nz.
Expert photography workshops Multi award-winning photographer Scott Fowler ﬁrst picked up a camera at age six – and for the next 50 years he has barely put it down.
fter being successful in a number of international photography competitions in 2008, people began asking Scott for his expert advice, so he started running one-day workshops from home. Today, Scott is sharing his passion and creativity with budding photographers all over the country and overseas – and many of them are going on to win international accolades themselves. “I encourage my students to enter internationally and they do very well.” From portrait classes and
one-on-one lessons to six-day workshops in stunning Central Otago settings or 14-day photography tours in Samoa, part of his teaching is around full immersion. “When you’re practising something 24 hours a day and totally immersing yourself in the subject without any distractions from the outside world, it really accelerates your learning.” Scott is also a sought-after commercial and wedding photographer, as well as an accredited judge with the Photographic Society of New
Zealand and an online instructor for the Photographic Society of America. His storyteller’s imagination and love of surreal imagery keeps his students coming back for more. “I will always go the extra distance for you to get
the right shot. I tell all my new students that the time it takes for you to get the right shot is the time it takes, so go at your own speed.” Visit www. scottfowlerworkshops.com for more information.
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Overcoming Overwhelm By Melinda Collins
A nutritional biochemist, bestselling author, speaker and founder of the plant-based supplement range Bio Blends, Dr Libby Weaver has been making her way around the country speaking about ‘overcoming overwhelm’, which she presents to Christchurch on 8 October.
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What is your ‘invisible load’? Each of us carries with us a weight that silently drives the stress we feel. We may not realise it is there, just as others may not know the load we carry, which is why I call it your invisible load and it might be physical or emotional, or both. How much impact is the invisible load having on our health and our happiness? Physically, your invisible load is your body’s manifestation of the stress you feel. It’s likely your body’s invisible load in action (as long as diseases have been ruled out) when you suffer with symptoms such as exhaustion, weight gain, digestive complaints like bloating, uncomfortable periods or menopausal transitions, frequent headaches, or even sugar cravings and restless sleep. However, we aren’t always aware that stress has been kicking on in the background for years so we may not realise this is what it is. The invisible load on your emotions is somewhat harder to pinpoint because you will probably feel that it is just part of who you are – it’s been fused with your identity. Constructed from your life experiences and the beliefs you have created from these experiences, it filters across every thought you have, affecting how you react and respond to the situations in your life that you face on a daily basis. Essentially though, it has an incredible impact on how we feel about our body and our life as well as significantly affecting our overall health.
A common theme that seems to run through a lot of your books is the idea that the thoughts we feed ourselves are just as critical as the nutrition we feed ourselves. Why is this such an important theme for you to get across? We can’t control what happens in our day, but with awareness and practise, we can begin to catch a glimpse of how we’re thinking. This is the ribbon we need to grab hold of in order to unravel our stress once and for all. It’s catching these perceptions, thoughts and beliefs that will ultimately alter our biochemistry, transform our health and our experience of stress, as well as how we live. What are some of your favourite ways to feed your soul? I love to watch the patterns of nature, especially watching the sun rise or set or looking up at a sky full of stars. I’ve recently gotten back into tennis and playing this is another soul-nourishing activity for me. I also love to read and there isn’t much I find more nourishing than losing myself in someone else’s words. If there was one key message you could get out to the overwhelmed working mums out there, what would that message be? Prioritise your own nourishment and self-care. So often mums put themselves at the bottom of their own priority list, not realising that they’re actually doing a disservice to the people in their life they put ahead of their own needs. As the saying goes, we can’t fill from an empty cup. Everyone around you will benefit from you making time for your health and happiness. When we take good care of ourselves it has an immense ripple effect. What do the next 12 months have in store for you? After my spring tour around Australia and New Zealand which comes to the end in October, I will run my Essential Women’s Health Weekends, put the finishing touches on a new online course, and have some days not doing much. I can already feel the next book buzzing around in my head so I will likely start that soon too. And, in between those things, I will spend lots of time doing whatever feels right for me at the time. Anything from pottering in my garden and playing tennis to devouring some good books. www.drlibby.com.
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Your latest book The Invisible Load has just come out. This is the book everyone needs to read! Why was this one so important for you to write? So many people tell me that they feel stressed or overwhelmed by their everyday lives. Not only does this mean that for too many people, life has become a pressure cooker with very little space for anything outside duty and responsibility that brings them joy – but knowing what I know about biochemistry, I understand the true impact that this is having on their bodies and their health. It is possible to live a busy and fulfilling life that doesn’t have you feeling up to the eyeballs in stress and I wanted to help people to experience this for themselves.
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TAKING THE BULL By Clementine Page
Nineteen-year-old cow lover, rescuer and devotee Jasmine Hubber has always had an aďŹƒnity with the bovine species, owning three cows at the mere age of seven. Now she dedicates her days liberating calves and cows who are destined for the abattoir.
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ven when I was little I was like ‘I’m going to have a place where cows never get eaten’.” And she does. That place is ‘Til the Cows Come Home’, a cow sanctuary on a 32-acre lifestyle block in the heart of the little North Canterbury town of Cust, where vegans are rare and cow sanctuaries are entirely unprecedented – until recently. For over two years this sanctuary has been a haven, an oasis where these rescued beings happily and healthily live out their days, basking in the sun and roaming the fields. All 108 – and counting! – of these beautiful beasts, all breeds and sizes, have been saved from their inevitable demise from farms all over the country – from Northland through to Oamaru. Jasmine is often contacted via her Facebook page, social media and other connections by people who have information about cows and calves that are due to go the abattoir and can be rescued. She is also contacted by a few local farmers when they have bobby calves available for rehoming. Each has its own name; Nellie, Templeton, Luna and Russell are just a handful of the happy herd. And although cows are Jasmine’s primary focus, she doesn’t just stop there; other animals feature regularly, with lambs and goat kids the latest additions to her backyard, alongside a newborn calf. So why cows? “I grew up and I saw exactly what happened to them, I saw that they didn’t mean anything to anyone except for the price tag that was on them,” Jasmine says. “They are so peaceful, they have amazing personalities and they just don’t get enough credit.”
Jasmine was born in Christchurch and raised in Springston until age eight before her family moved out to an 1100-acre plot in Amberley, where they ran a commercial beef and dairy grazing farm of around 900 cows. After moving to Cust four years ago, Jasmine began to take cows in one by one, and soon she had 10. The year 2017 saw the rescue haven really taking shape, particularly after popularity for the ‘Til the Cows Come Home’ Facebook page skyrocketed. Fast forward two years and Jasmine’s life is nothing short of busy! But not only is the sanctuary an ongoing 24hour commitment, there are substantial associated costs; grazing fees, vet bills and stockfeed costs, to name but a few. Winter is obviously the most expensive time of the year, and extra costs come in like blankets for the babies, milk powder
and bottles and extra feed. “Cows keep warm by eating and if they don’t have enough food, they can’t keep warm because their blood sits so close to their skin. A hungry cow is usually a cold one too. We feed out a lot during the winter so they can keep nice and warm.” The sanctuary’s bills are partly funded by Jasmine’s own income from her full-time job, and partly through donations and sponsoring acquired through her thriving Facebook page. When unexpected costs arise, such as vet bills and extra feed, Jasmine requests donations via Facebook or Give-A-Little – these kind contributions, however small, help to keep head above water. Regular and random donations vary from $1 to $50, but some extend into the thousands. “One time we got $6,500 from a vegan restaurant in Thailand, which was really cool!” Jasmine’s favourite thing about what she does is watching the cows grow into their own personalities. “They feel really comfortable and relaxed… they start to get really excited about things like food, and when we put them on the big grazing and it’s just hills and grass, they are so happy. Now they’ve filled out and they’re so fat!” she laughs. “That’s the best thing… knowing that once they’re here, that’s it, they don’t have to worry. It’s their last stop.” Jasmine offers sponsorship starting at $10 per week and sends the sponsors regular photos and updates of their chosen cow. To sponsor, donate or for more information on Jasmine’s heartwarming journey, visit facebook.com/ TiltheCowsComeHomeFarmSanctuary or email tilthecowscomehomesanctuary @gmail.com.
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Mind Matters: Stroke Awareness
The first part of the 2019 Alpine View Neurological Talk Series - in association with the Neurological Foundation. Alpine View is a new generation retirement village, with its own Wellness Programme (called TRILife) developed to enhance the lifestyle of residents through a focus on exercise, nutrition and state of mind. As part of this programme, they host TRILife Talks with expert speakers, to talk about the multiple aspects of Wellness. Alpine has been working with the Neurological Foundation to present further talks, focusing on different neurological conditions and research. The first presentation related to Stroke Recovery and Research. In the recent talk, Rich Easton, CEO of the Neurological Foundation, joined Alpine residents to introduce the guest speakers. They included Professor Maggie-Lee Huckabee, a world leader in communication disorders, and Emma Burnip, who is studying for her PhD at the University of Canterbury. Both are currently researching at the Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research - a state-of-the-art facility at St Georges Medical Centre in Christchurch. They are working to help individuals who have swallowing and communication disorders to recover function, or improve sufficiently to gain a better quality of life.
They were joined in the talk by Eric Knapp, with his own personal story of stroke recovery and rehabilitation. Eric was a strong, handsome, young firefighter, who woke up one morning unable to move or communicate. He had suffered a devastatingly severe stroke. Eric spoke of his life before and after the stroke – when he was unable to swallow and how he improved when referred to the Rose Centre for rehabilitation. His brave story of survival, hardship, and recovery was truly inspiring – and he is now employed at the centre as a Patient Consultant… while at the same time hoping his story will help other similar stroke recoverees on their difficult journey. Mind Matters: Stroke Awareness - was the first in the TRILife Neurological Talk Series at Alpine View. You should keep your eye out for guest speakers later in the year, as members of the public will be invited to attend.
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From the daffodils that frame Hagley Park and the blossoms that line the Avenues, there really is nowhere quite like Christchurch in the Spring. And, as the Garden City comes into bloom, the local property market is looking full of life too! Despite winter’s reputation as a quiet time in real estate, the median house price in Christchurch was up in both June and July, compared to the corresponding period last year. The total volume of sales increased across that two-month period as well, with more than a thousand properties changing hands. These results seem to fly in the face of the narrative circulated by the media in recent weeks. But, it’s important to remember that most of the data used by industry commentators is based on national figures – and those figures are heavily influenced by the Auckland market. If you’re buying and/or selling in Christchurch, the only numbers which really matter are much closer to home. Given the current momentum of the local market, the coming months are shaping as the ideal time to sell your home. The onset of spring is always the catalyst for an increase in sales, with purchasers hustling to complete transactions before Christmas. New job prospects and schooling requirements for 2020 fuel this even further, while the warmer weather and the sunnier days mean homes just look, and feel, that much more appealing. If you’re thinking about buying or selling, or are just after some friendly advice, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch – the team here at Holmwood are ready to ‘spring into action’!
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The use of co-working spaces is on the rise, but should you accept a job in a co-working space or move your employees into one? According to recruiting experts Hays, there are several pros and cons to consider before you embrace this new trend.
ommunal workspaces are not just for start-ups anymore,” Hays New Zealand’s Managing Director Adam Shapley says. “Big business is embracing the co-working phenomenon, but it’s not for everyone.” According to the latest Hays Journal, which explores this issue, co-working chains have grown rapidly. GCUC, a co-working conference company, and Emergent Research, a research and consulting firm, found that there were 11,790 co-working spaces globally in 2017, with 1.74 million members. They expect membership to rise to 5.1 million by 2022. It is thought that co-working will increase by 15% over the next five years – indeed, in Australia alone, the number of co-working spaces grew by a staggering 297 percent between 2013 and 2017 according to AllWork.Space. THE BENEFITS “The opportunity to network is a big attraction of co-working spaces,” Adam says. “Most co-working companies want to
foster a community and many use openplan desks, as well as hosting regular social events, wellness sessions, product launches and investor meetings. “The open layout of co-working spaces also leads to a more collaborative, personal and socially dynamic culture within an organisation. Just make sure you find out which other businesses are in the space before you sign up, and whether they align with your goals,” Adam advises. Another benefit is the opportunity to spot emerging business opportunities. According to the Hays Journal, professional services firm KPMG is one example of an organisation working alongside start-ups in co-working spaces to spot emerging trends and opportunities to support them earlier in their life cycle. Kirsty Mitchell, Director of Growth for KPMG in the UK, says, “By placing small KPMG teams into co-working spaces, we are part of a fast-paced ecosystem, working daily with businesses to help them as they grow, and to identify key issues and opportunities for them as they arise”.
She believes these environments could help KPMG project teams come up with new solutions to problems as well, rather than internal project rooms which, she suggests, can stifle creativity. THE DOWNSIDE “We are not all the same, and to be effective, a co-working space must therefore be able to adapt to the needs of individual tenants and their staff,” Adam warns. “This includes ensuring there are enough meeting rooms and private areas in which to meet clients or have private conversations. “If you don’t take the appropriate steps, the culture of the co-working company can become more dominant than the employer’s. Regular video conferences with your head office team and private offices within co-working spaces can help to minimise this risk.” A private office within a co-working space also addresses some of the other common drawbacks of co-working: overcrowding, noise, mess and lack of privacy. Metropol 29 August, 2019 25
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A Sensational Show Showbiz Christchurch staged the New Zealand premiere of Miss Saigon in 2009; one decade later, the curtain is set to rise on their second production of this epic musical about an ill-fated romance between an American GI and an orphaned Vietnamese bargirl, set during the closing days of the Vietnam War and the pull out of America from Saigon.
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SHOWBIZ CHRISTCHURCH | DANIELLE COLVIN Marcus Rivera performs the role of The Engineer, a role he is very familiar with, having played it three times previously. Two performers from Showbiz’s 2009 production of Miss Saigon, Ena Azuma and Eric Wong, return to play in the ensemble of the 2019 production. The live orchestra features 19 expert musicians playing orchestrations of diverse musical styles. “There is a fusion of Western and Asian influences, as well as some saxophone-infused Broadwaystyle power ballads,” says Miss Saigon percussionist Craig Given. He and international ethnic percussion specialist Doug Brush will have an impressive setup of traditional and ethnic instruments, such as gongs, prayer bowls and a ‘damaru’ or Tibetan skull drum, which was
traditionally made from the cranium of two human skulls. Showbiz Christchurch had NZ Vietnam Veterans and NZ Vietnamese, who escaped before and after the fall of Saigon, share their stories with the Miss Saigon company and theatre patrons. With such meticulous and in-depth background work put into delivering the best audience experience, we have much to look forward to in this sensational production. Miss Saigon opens 27 September at the Isaac Theatre Royal. For bookings, freephone 0800 842 538 or visit www.ticketek.co.nz/showbiz. For more information on Showbiz Christchurch, visit www.showbiz.org.nz.
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From a musician fronting one of the most successful New Zealand bands of the past two decades to a Kiwi fashion icon, Boh Runga is a creative force to be reckoned with. We catch up with Boh about her latest jewellery collection and getting an international nod from the Duchess of Sussex.
is given with love is special for both parties. I like the jewellery to carry positive messages. What do you love about what you get to do for a job? There’s quite a bit of freedom with what I do. I like the creative aspect of it and I like that I am not a slave to the regular, like travelling in peak hour traffic every day. But with a small business there’s a lot of responsibility (we’re a team of four now) so it isn’t all hearts and flowers. I’m lucky to have such a great business partner and such a great team around me. How much do you still get to dabble in your first love – music? Not enough in the last few years since taking over the jewellery brand but we have a pretty great studio at home as my partner is a musician and has good ears and technical abilities so he’s offered to record some tunes that have been rattling around for a bit. It’s also the stellar* Mix album’s 20th anniversary this year so I’ll definitely get to do some playing soon with the guys which will be very fun!
The Duchess of Sussex has been spotted wearing your 9CT Gold Discologo Studs gifted to her from the PM, Jacinda Ardern who is wearing your Egglet pendant in the upcoming British Vogue, which Meghan Markle herself guest-edited. How does it feel to get such a high-level international nod for your work? Our site www.bohrunga.com went mad!… all these people from all over the world were so curious to see what the Duchess had been given. We sold out in a couple of days in each metal choice. Every time she wears them we get another flurry online. The earrings have been featured in Harper’s Bazaar Australia, Harper’s Bazaar US and I did an interview for Japan Vogue which was very cool. I see the brand as a gifting brand first and foremost and having them given as a gift by our very own PM was very humbling. The Egglet represents new beginnings and since the focus of this particular Vogue issue is about positive change, I love it!
How does a day in the life of Boh Runga look these days? Monday is the only locked in day for me to be in the Boh Runga Bohtique in Ponsonby, Auckland, as most of the time I ‘work’ and ‘dream’ at home. That day is all about deadlines and scheduling new releases and additions, marketing and upcoming events, working out budgets for various things, brainstorming styling for photoshoots or planning trips to retailers etc with the team. You grew up down our way with your younger sisters Pearl and Bic, what do you love about Christchurch? Christchurch people are so resilient. They have been through some terrible times of late, devastating natural disaster and the most appalling act of hate but they’ve come together in a way that has made the whole country and even the world admire their heart and community spirit. It’s beautiful to see and I am proud of my hometown.
Do you have any favourite pieces you’ve designed or is that like picking a favourite child? I love all my children equally and without bias! The pieces I wear the most often, pretty much all the time, are the Karearea wing bracelet swapped out with the Miromiro feather bracelet. Earrings-wise I love the Huia earrings, they are large statement pieces that are my take on the Huia feather and they are a bit of departure from what I’ve done before. I like to wear the Gentlemen’s Club signet ring that has the motto Kind, Brave, True and the accompanying story with that collection is what I believe are the qualities of a good man.
Boh Runga Jewellery’s new collection ‘Shapes’ will be released September and is available in Christchurch from Silvermoon or visit www.bohrunga.com to find stockists throughout New Zealand. Head to Instagram and regram the Metropol cover, follow and tag @bohrungajewellery and @metropolmag to go in the draw to win a necklace from the new collection!
Where do you get your inspiration from? From the natural world, from living here with our amazing wildlife and environment. I also get inspiration from different cultural beliefs and ideas. And the love people hold for each other and how something that
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After carving a pop career fronting your charttopping, multi award-winning band stellar*, you moved into jewellery design. Has that creative process always been something you’ve been attracted to? I love jewellery and accessories so when the opportunity came up, I definitely jumped at it. Designing jewellery is different from songwriting, obviously, but I approach each collection as if I’m writing a song or telling a story. I like to try and bring meaning to each design, something for the wearer to connect with as jewellery can be very personal.
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As we crawl our way out of winter, we’re starting to spend our days daydreaming about our spring and summer clothing collection. 2018 was the year of the basket bag, paving the path for a trend of all things woven in 2019; enter an abundance of intricately entwined fabrics – crochet, knit, macramé and netting – in a variety of palettes; earthy, pastel and bright ‘n’ bold.
crafty aesthetic is sweeping through the spring and summer collections of some of the world’s biggest fashion houses; NYFW saw Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera and more utilising the homespun
look in inventive ways, with two-pieces, longsleeved maxis, shorts, frilly dresses and bags in a multitude of woven fabrics making waves on the runway. Are you ready to weave the woven trend into your wardrobe?
Dip your toes into the trend with woven wedges or sandals and accessories, or if you’re feeling crazy for crochet, full-on woven maxis and midi skirts are your statement makers.
Pair crochet and macramé pieces with cool, minimal fabrics like white or washed denim, linen, and add funky texture and oomph to any ensemble with netting and sheer knits in vivid colours like sunny yellow, bright green and neon peach.
Heading seaside? Give crochet swimwear a nudge, or channel your inner beach babe with a cute open weave cover-up; think a plain white, cream or black maxi or midi dress hemmed with fringing - perfect for throwing over the top of a brightly coloured bikini.
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wner Rosanne Marks leads a friendly and knowledgeable team of stylists – Emma, Olivia and Ashlee – who provide the full range of hair services and cover a wide range of skills. Providing a warm, relaxing environment, it’s the little touches that make every visit special at Sirocco, from the latest magazines and hot tea and coffee to heated wheat bags to warm up chilly clients and keep them cosy while their colour processes. The salon uses NAK haircare products and NAK’s permanent colour system to create rich, vibrant colour, designed to last longer and improve the condition of the hair. They
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Smoky pink It’s the grown-up chance to go crazy with pink hair. Soft and sooty, it has smoky, sophisticated undertones. The blow-dry is back The blow-dry – that had once blown right on by – has hit the style consciousness again. Where we have previously seen undone, messier hair, we’re now craving a sleeker, smoother, more polished look and, whether that look is wavy, curly or straight, the blow-dry can get us there.
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Types of Hernias The abdominal wall plays a critical role in in our bodies, creating the boundary lines of the abdominal cavity and holding everything together. So, when it is compromised by a combination of muscle weakness and strain, it can lead to problems.
hernia is the protrusion of the abdominal contents through the abdominal wall,” hernia specialist Mr Ross Roberts from The Hernia Clinic explains. “They can arise spontaneously or following previous abdominal surgery. “While a hernia will usually exhibit as a lump in the groin, sometimes it is not noticeable and will only be picked up in a routine examination.” Risk factors for hernias include obesity, pregnancy, muscle weakness or previous
abdominal surgery. “There are several types of hernias that can occur – for instance, diaphragmatic hernias can include congenital hernias (present at birth due to failure of diaphragm to develop), or hernias which are acquired due to wear and tear, for example the hiatus hernia, when the stomach bulges up into the chest through the diaphragm, causing reflux.” The most common hernias are inguinal or groin hernias, which are most often seen in men. Femoral hernias are more common in women and
happen when a weakness develops adjacent to the major vein draining the leg, with protrusion into the upper thigh. Umbilical hernias occur through a weakness in the belly button, while incisional hernias result from a weakness in a previous abdominal scar. “These are more common after major abdominal surgery, particularly where there have been wound complications, or an infection which has prevented proper wound healing and results in long-term weakness,” Ross explains.
Hernias of any type can be dangerous, with the risk resulting from the possibility of them getting trapped and twisted in the weak spot in the abdominal wall. This is known as a strangulated hernia. If the intestinal loop gets damaged, its contents can leak out, leading to gangrene and peritonitis. Although most hernias aren’t immediately life-threatening, they don’t go away on their own and require surgery to prevent potentially dangerous complications. Importantly, repair is relatively easy and straightforward in most cases. “Most of these hernia types can now be repaired with keyhole surgery, however, small hernias, such as umbilical hernias, are still often best repaired using open surgery through small incisions. “The only effective treatment for adults is surgical repair and, when the hernia is suspected, it’s advisable to discuss treatment with one’s healthcare professional.” Contact The Hernia Clinic on 03 961 6666 or email info@ herniaclinic.co.nz.
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If you ask a retired person for advice on how to have a good retirement, more often than not they’ll recommend you start planning well ahead to ensure a happy and stress-free retirement.
o, keeping that word ‘plan’ in mind, the simplest place to start your research on retirement is online. Punch ‘planning for retirement’ into your search engine and reach for your reading specs, because there are a number of extremely helpful sites dedicated to guiding you through the process. Early midlife (35 to 50) brings many financial strains, but it’s crucial to continue saving as much as possible. The combination of earning more plus utilising this time to invest and earn interest makes these years the best for saving. Later midlife (50 to 65)
generally sees financial constraints, such as mortgages, student loans, credit-card debts etc., being paid off, leaving people with more disposable income for investment. While there is no official retirement age in New Zealand, many people aim to retire when they are 65 years old, which is when the New Zealand Superannuation starts to pay out and, with people now living longer – on average 80 percent of 65-year-old men can expect to live to 90, and 65-year-old women to 94 – there’s every reason to look ahead early and make sure you are retirement ready so you can live comfortably for longer.
Below is a summary to help you start your plan. • Estimate how many years you’ll be in retirement and think about the lifestyle you want. • Your budget – one of the best tools for managing money, whatever your age. There are free budgeting booklets available online. • Where to live:
Opting to stay in your own home: - Modify your house with ramps and rails and get homehelp - but take into consideration the costs involved. - Take on a boarder – gives added financial security, as well as companionship. - Downsize to a smaller home – preferably close to shopping precinct and medical facilities, but remember that should you opt to move house, take into account the costs of moving – legal and real estate fees, plus the move itself. Opting to live in a retirement village: - Differs from buying a house in that the financial arrangements are more complex and villages vary in their accommodation and facilities, services, support and care, legal and financial structures, philosophy and management. - Retirement Vvillage living offers security and provides social interaction on a daily basis; they’re maintained by the village operator and should any problem arise, there is someone to call for assistance; many villages have in-house care facilities, assuring peace of mind and an easy move, should that day come. Life insurance and disability insurance: - Don’t neglect these because you want to know that family can survive financially without pulling from retirement savings should something happen to you. - Make an appointment with your lawyer to draw up your will. Metropol 29 August, 2019 41
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DEVOUR. DRINK. DELIGHT. A perfect destination for Lunch & Dinner with our NEW irresistable Menu. Where you can go with your friends for enjoyable after work drinks in a splendid setting. Serving 11amâ€“late daily Bar open til late
Cnr Oxford Terrace & Hereford Street, Christchurch 03-595 5330
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Delightful Degustation On 12 September two of the South Island’s ﬁnest chefs, one international bon vivant, ﬁve rare vintage pinot noirs, ten tantalising dishes and one great cause will come together for the ﬁrst dinner of the Old School Chef’s Dinner Series: ‘Perfect Pinots’.
riginal Sin’s upbeat ambience and immaculate interior will set the scene for the unforgettable gastronomic feast, with veteran chef of 42 years, Phillip Kraal – ‘The Godfather’, teaming up with Michael ‘The Kid’ Coughlin, who has only donned his chef jacket for a mere 36 years. Together they will create an exceptional five-course degustation dinner, which will be paired with multi-awarded vintage pinot noirs courtesy of Central Otago’s Domaine Thomson Vineyard. The two ‘old-school’ chefs, who have been serving impeccable dishes for decades, will be joined in the dining room
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L-R: MICHAEL COUGHLIN, PHILLIP KRAAL, CLAUDIO HEYE by Central Otago’s famed bon vivant, Claudio Heye. Guests are guaranteed an entertaining evening full of fun, with some surprise live performances on the cards too. Phillip says first and foremost, the premise of the events is to have fun and revel in the shared enthusiasm of beautiful food and wine. The Old School Chef’s
Dinner Series will consist of monthly degustation dinners, with Phillip pulling together fellow culinary masters from his many years in the culinary arena to enjoy a bit of banter, playful rivalry and a wonderful evening. For every ticket sold, the organisers will donate a portion of the proceeds to Ronald McDonald House South Island.
It is quite simply a gorgeous space redolent of 1920s New York, with its art deco wallpapers, stunning copper ceilings and chandeliers. This is the Ivory Bar in the heart of Rangiora, a reincarnation of one of Canterbury’s few surviving heritage buildings – the former Northern A&P Society premises.
Bringing the ritz to Rangiora
Better Together Wander through the hidden gardens of Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton and meet the handpicked local wedding suppliers.
he team is hosting a one day only wedding showcase on the five-acre property, which boasts a moat, a vineyard and a beautiful rose garden. Join them from 11am-3pm to explore this inner-city sanctuary, and chat to the team to find out how they can tailor the space for your big day. There will be a selection of trusted wedding suppliers on-site to discuss details, from flowers to music. Joining
them on the day are Brides of Merivale, Country Feasts, HMS Hair and Makeup Styling, Little Paper Store, I Do For You Weddings, Kim Chan Events and more. Entry is free on the day. To register your interest, head to eventbrite.co.nz and search ‘Better Together’. Be inspired by the relaxed environment and let Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton make your dream wedding a reality.
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national finalist for ‘Best New Business Food & Beverage’ at the Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence, Ivory Bar is up against two other establishments, with the winner to be announced on 17 October. It’s not surprising, after all, everything you would expect from a great cocktail bar and restaurant is here. The resident mixologist has an encyclopaedic knowledge of cocktails, as well as creating his own delicious concoctions. Happy Hour is 4pm-6pm every day while between 9pm-10pm during Ivory Hour, you’ll find cocktail and spirit specials. On the menu there is something to suit all tastes
from tapas and shared platters to burgers and chips, blueberry cured salmon or the signature Ivory Chicken with its secret herbs and spices. Friday evenings feature talented local musicians; monthly on a Sunday afternoon is the time for jazz. Coming up on 31 August, James Daniels and Sue White from The Breeze will host a retro 80s Neon Night; a fantastic opportunity for a party and to dance “like no-one’s watching”. The combination of glitz and glamour with a casual modern vibe gives Ivory Bar universal appeal. It’s a wonderful asset for Rangiora and a tribute to the vision of its owners and managers, the Beulink family.
11AM - 3PM CHRISTCHURCH
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EXQUISITE CULINARY FUSION FRESH, AUTHENTIC AND HEALTHY VIETNAMESE FOOD IN A FRIENDLY CASUAL SETTING, OFFERING EAT-IN AND TAKEAWAY Vietnamese and Thai fusion packed with plenty of flavours and healthy options is waiting for you. Special Lunch $12 meals comes with drinks LUNCH ONLY. Takeaway available, fully licensed and BYO, Vegetarian friendly.
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Open 7 days 11.30am - 2.30pm and 5pm - 9.30pm.
Unit 5/300 Lincoln Rd 03 925 9730
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JOLLY SEAFOOD AND MUCH MUCH MORE Possibly the most extensive Chinese menu in Christchurch. All day menu available including Peking Duck, beef, roast duck, Pork Buns (gluten free options available). Brand new modern décor with extensive lighting features and seating for 200 people. Open for Lunch and Dinner. A truly special function venue which comfortably seats 200 people. Fully Licensed.
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1/187 Wigram Road, Halswell 03 322 7898
GOT FUSSY EATERS? WE’VE GOT SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! From house-made pies, desserts to an extensive cafe menu.
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Image (x1 only) INDULGE IN MAORI INFUSED KAI RIGHT IN THE CITY CENTRE Lu Lu’s Bar and Eatery, is the place to connect and reconnect over Maori infused cuisine. Peruse the menu – available in both English and Te Reo – which pays homage to New Zealand produce from the farm, garden and sea including paua from the Chatham Islands, traditional Maori sourdough bread and hangi-style kumara bites. Round up the whanau and tuck into Lu Lu’s delectable fare.
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BRINGING CULTURES TOGETHER TO ENJOY mingo forest: The THE TRADITIONAL ART OF CHINESE FOOD Authentic Cantonese Cuisine made from our hearts Hours: Tuesday -Sunday, Yumcha Lunch 11.00am to 2.30pm Dinner 5.00pm to 9.30pm
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IVORY BAR in Rangiora - a stunning, majestic 1920’s Heritage Building opulent restoration. With FREE room hire, we cater for all functions large or small, events, birthdays, engagement parties, weddings, farewells, work or family dinners and so much more. Every function budget tailored for, from 2 to 200! Just a little bit special!
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IVORY BAR is a stunning 1920’s styled establishment offering European shared plate cuisine, cocktails, champagne, crystal and craft beers. Available for bookings, events and private functions
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NOT JUST A CAFÉ We cater for all needs, whether it’s a wedding, birthday, anniversary, or just a work function. We have all you needs covered. Good Food, Great Coffee, Great Outdoor Area. We are open for pre game drinks during home rugby nights with bar snack menu and lots of free parking available. Make Mrs Hucks your next choice. Available 6 days a week. Mon-Thur: 7am-3pm. Friday: 7am-7pm. Sat 10am-2pm.
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The newest ‘pick your own’ sushi bar in The Tannery, Christchurch. Offering over 40 delicious and unique varieties, using the finest local ingredients and produced in our on-site kitchen by our highly skilled and innovative chefs. The Tannery Woolston. Located inside
The Tannery Shop 20 / 3 Garlands Road, Woolston
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Japanese BBQ Introducing the first restaurant in Christchurch to serve Japanese Wagyu Beef via a self-cook tabletop stove. Yakiniku or Japanese BBQ is a renown style of cooking where you can enjoy a selection of fresh meat, seafood and vegetables with a special dipping sauce. Come and try our new menu where our friendly staff are eager to serve you our selection of Japanese beer, sake and whisky. Hours: Tues- Sat Lunch 12pm-2pm Dinner 5.30pm-9pm Sunday 5.30pm to 9pm
12 Show Place, Addington
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142 Papanui Rd 03-3555932
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Upper Riccarton Location
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AUTHENTIC CHINESE HOT POT TO TAME THE HUNGRIEST DRAGON Real Chinese Sichuan style Hot Pot, BBQ and meals, amazing ingredients combination choices. Your tastebuds will be on fire with our delicious Chilli Hot Pot, fresh meat, and seafood meals and all with varied vegetables. Tame your fiercest dragon now at Dragon House Restaurant
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FATHER’S DAY @ SPECTATORS SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER Celebrate with your dad on Father’s Day and could be in to WIN a round of golf for two with buggy at Clearwater Golf Club! Dining options include our delicious brunch buffet from 8am for only $28 pp. For full details please visit spectators.co.nz.
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03 355 5345 www.theelmwood.co.nz
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Restaurant Bottle Shoppe Perfect for a drink with friends, a quick bite to eat, the full dining experience, or a private function. Worth a visit!
FIG RESTAURANT AND BAR IS ALWAYS A WONDERFUL CULINARY DESTINATION. Serving a range of fine cuisines that can truly be described as international to suit any occasion. Situated on site at the Quality Hotel Elms in Papanui and open daily for breakfast and dinner, they pride themselves on their mouth-watering food - including a range of gluten-free and vegetarian options and their comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Coffee. from 6am all day bar menu. Dinner. from 5pm
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(03) 352 4903
GREAT NEW LUNCH MENU Gold Card Lunches Mon-Fri Mon /Tue Woodfired pizzas $20 Tues Quiz night - free entry & prizes $15 Burgers Wed $15 Curry Thur / Fri Function Room - fundraisers/private functions Takeaways available
Opening hours: Sunday 9am - late Mon - Sat 11.30am - late
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1 large packet fine dried egg noodles 400g NZ pork fillet or steaks, finely sliced 4 tbsp light soy sauce 4 tbsp Shaoxing wine (Chinese rice wine) 1 tbsp cornflour
Chilli Pork Fried Noodles
To fry 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp chilli flakes 3 garlic cloves, finely diced 1 knob ginger, finely diced
Like a little spice in your life? Try these Chilli Pork Fried Noodles â€“ a wholesome, healthy dish packing a seriously palatable punch!
Veggies 1 cup small broccoli pieces 1 cup sugar snap peas 1 red pepper, finely sliced
Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes
To season 2 tbsp light soy sauce 2 tbsp kecap manis (sweet thick soy sauce) 2 tsp sesame oil
To soften the dried noodles, submerge them in boiling water and leave for 5-10 minutes. Once cooked, cool in cold water, drain and set aside. In a bowl, mix together the light soy sauce, the Shaoxing wine and cornflour. Coat the pork in the mixture and set aside for 20 minutes. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok until hot and add the garlic, ginger and chilli flakes. Fry gently for about 2 minutes. Add the pork mixture and continue to fry until cooked through â€“ about 8 minutes. Add the veggies and fry for a further 2 minutes. Add the drained noodles and toss with the pork and veggies until well coated. Fry for about 3 minutes, then add the kecap manis, soy sauce and sesame oil. Season with salt and serve on a plate or in a bowl.
Recipe and image supplied by NZ Pork
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The Birdwood – a tastebud treat of soft-boiled free-range eggs, rarebit soldiers, apple and rhubarb crumble, buffalo yoghurt granola and berry compote. For folks in a hurry, stopby their coffee window for a caffeine fix like no other; but if
you’re in celebratory mode and it’s a cocktail you fancy, well, word is that the eatery does such a good Bloody Mary, the locals call it epic! The Birdwood Eatery is at 76 Malcolm Avenue, phone 03 332 3256 or visit www.thebirdwood.nz/eatery.
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The boast of Beckenham It’s no exaggeration to say that The Birdwood Eatery and Pizzeria truly is in the ‘heart of Beckenham’, for this is an eatery with a big personality, dedicated to building strong connections with its clientele by providing food that is local, fresh and ﬂavoursome.
he team at The Birdwood is welcoming and attentive. The passion they all have for their craft is evidenced by the energy and vibe found in this light and airy space. Open daily from 8am–4pm, the eatery is the perfect place to rendezvous with friends for breakfast/brunch and lunch, or relax with an in-house roasted coffee and something scrumptious from the sweet
and savoury cabinet, just to remind yourself that the happiest moments in life are derived from simple pleasures. To whet your appetite, here are two dishes from the menu proving very popular with the locals: Smashed Avocado – a tantalising dish of smashed avocado, poached eggs, marinated feta, cherry tomatoes and dukkah, nestling on freshly baked, house-made sourdough.
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The best interests of the sheep, the land and people lie at the heart of this business. The sheep are raised on pasture in a
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constructed for Royal New Zealand SPCA. The new wing of the SPCA was designed for the quarantine of dogs and cats that have been mistreated and need desperate or critical care. In the complex, there are 48 separate dog rooms, each with an external and internal area and 12 cat condos. Each animal has room to recover where they can get a chance to feel safe and become accustomed to tender loving carers. They are kept cosy during the cooler winter months with heaters in each room and cool during the hotter months. The entire building is maintained at moderate to warm temperature with HVAC systems to ensure comfort to the animals and staff alike. There are veterinary and operating rooms to treat animals as soon as they come in, storage rooms for medicines and food as well as areas to wash and clean dogs. CMT Group was responsible for the entire project, from earthworks, drainage, groundwork and foundations through to the construction and finishing.
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A HOME WITH
HYGGE By Rhonda Mitchell
If the Danish term ‘hygge’ is deﬁned as a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or wellbeing, this Gold Award-winning home built by Fleetwood Construction has it, well, in bucketloads.
he home – a happy collaboration between the homeowners, Matt Gutsell of Sheppard and Rout Architects, and Fleetwood Construction – is the fourth Gold Award win in the Master Builders House of the Year competitions for Directors Sam and Charlotte Fleetwood, and is amongst the top 100 in New Zealand to get a Gold Reserve Award, putting it in the national finals for the competition later this year.
While it helps that one of the owners hails from Denmark, this home’s innate hygge is a reflection of the couple’s passion for the home and their detailed design choices, which included bringing light fittings back from Denmark. Feelings of home, comfort and welcome are encapsulated in the setting, exterior, and interior of the Governors Bay split-level design. With the house as the stage, the view
down Lyttelton Harbour to the heads leads a starry cast of features. “Matt did an amazing job of designing the home and maximising the view,” Sam says. A stunning slender veranda acting as both viewing platform and outdoor hallway is fitted with attractive vertical metal privacy panels on rollers. “They look like a design feature but are actually practical for shade and wind protection,” Sam says.
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The custom-made floating staircase leads you to the entrance of the home and in to the combined kitchen living area which reveals the amazing view. The chic kitchen shows great attention to detail and is a perfect design fit for the style of the home. “The island bench in matte black with a slim stainless steel bench top and modular detailing really draws you in, the hygge is here,” Sam says. Sleek floor to ceiling sliding doors frame the living rooms’ view and again in the master bedroom, “you just don’t want to leave”. Sam says skilled hill-builders Fleetwood Construction loves building architectural homes. “The team loves the attention to detail and craftmanship required.” With Sam onsite every day overseeing the details, any challenges run smoothly and it gives clients confidence and the great service they deserve. “This home had eight different types of foundations and retaining walls, a 22-metre long steel frame and a 4.6-metre precast concrete panel, which all had to be fitted with precision. The access to the site made this challenging but the team totally nailed it. It was great to have this hard work and craftmanship recognised at the awards.” With plenty of architectural masterpieces in the pipeline, Fleetwood Construction is looking forward to next year’s competition. “We work hard everyday to create Christchurch’s most personalised building experience.”
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What are your top tips for picking accessories for the home? When choosing your accessories, they could be favourite pieces handed down through the family, or a new piece that you like for some reason or another. Everyone is different, so personal needs are different when dressing your home. We live in a very disposable world these days. When you choose something, it is best to love it. Buy things you will treasure, look after and even enjoy for many years. What accessories are worth investing in, rather than those with a lower price point? This really depends upon your priorities and budget. Some people love to collect objects, paintings, coins, bottles, pots etc. These can all be used in clever ways, displayed for decorating your home. For example, choose a vase that you love that is beautiful on its own â€“ this way it may not need dressing, or if it does, try a small amount of greenery from the garden or a tea candle, rather than expensive flowers. I believe you can cleverly put together items from high and low price points and make them work together. Art is a great way to add colour and interest to a room, how do you make sure the accessories complement and not detract from the art? Art again is a very personal taste; for some people, the more colour the better, while others prefer a more neutral palette. I believe anything in wall/sculptural art goes. You can put a new frame on a classic old water painting and it will look fabulous in a new home. Be clever, think outside the square and do what is right in your heart and home. Angelique Armstrong Armstrong Interiors Ltd
Serious decorating punch When it comes to the home, accessories have the power to make or break your space. We sought the inside scoop from awardwinning interior designer Angelique Armstrong from Armstrong Interiors about how to use accessories to pack some serious decorating punch.
The trend of odd numbers of items together is very popular in interiors and even floristry, does this apply to accessories? Unless we are specifically working on a symmetrical look, this definitely applies, because for some reason it is more pleasing to the eye. One, three and five are good numbers to work with, and different sizes create different levels and shadows, which is interesting.
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The A-team that created this St Andrews Hill home love it when a plan comes together and the judges of the Master Builders House of the Year are in full agreement. The house has received not only a Gold Award in the ‘New Home $1.5-2 million’ category, but best home in the category also.
his striking house replaces the original 1938 bungalow, sadly written off by the earthquakes. With such wonderful memories of raising three children here, plus
the unrivalled views, leaving this site was never an option for the client. The task of bringing to life a home that could replace the
project right from the process of working through the options with the insurer. A rebuild was in order and, while this is a spectacular home, it retains the spirit of the much-loved bungalow. “This is an elegant house but without pretention to grandeur – Nott original in its owners’ hearts fell to Architecture has come up with Jim Stenberg, Director of leading an attractive simplicity of line Canterbury building company that speaks for itself and is all Jim The Builder. Jim has been on about lifestyle,” say its very happy board with the owners on this owners.
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he house has been futureproofed to ensure the owners never have to move on. “Often people need to come off the hill as they age, but we never want to, so we have future-proofed by maximising access throughout.” On the lower level, a large bedroom has a sleek but practical bathroom ensuite. “All the bathrooms are designed with absolutely level floors, space to move and wide access to
showers and toilets,” Jim says. Across the hall is the lift, which is located in the triple garage; compact yet easily holding a wheelchair, it provides access to the upper level. The owners requested a show-stopping entry way and the floating staircase in solid American Blonde Oak, backlit by LED, fulfils this brief in spades. Hinting with their intrinsic beauty at the delights ahead, the stairs invite you up to a world of light and space. The cantilevered upstairs
living is oriented as a platform to take in the stunning view. The truly panoramic view takes in 270 degrees, from the Kaikoura Ranges to Mount Hutt, across the estuary and the city. The owners say they “live around our kitchen”, and why wouldn’t you when it is oriented to the breathtaking view? Any cook could not help but be creative given the outlook for inspiration, working at the generous island bench with a large breakfast bar attached. The generous pantry behind holds a
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so that the balcony becomes intrinsic to the living envelope. The balcony can also be closed off to poor weather or for security by steel louvres, which can also be tilted for shade. The owners love this feature which “gives the front of the house a unique design”. Jim’s favourite two features are the skillion roof which has been masterfully clad internally with cedar. It creates a harmonious flow from the exterior soffits, across the interior ceilings and then out
to the opposing exterior soffit. “It brings such warmth to the house.” “It also changes character at night,” say the owners, “when different wood tones come out, and it varies again depending on the lighting used”. The other striking feature is the main entrance way, a true floating stairwell. This is a feat of engineering, architecture and most importantly, a bloody good builder, all collaborating to create this “spectacular piece,” Jim says.
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he owners’ flair for design is nowhere more apparent than in the master bedroom walk-in-wardrobe, where a corner carousel for shoe
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A balcony runs the length of the upstairs bedrooms, with a secret door at the end which leads to the spa and sauna courtyard, in turn opening to the raised vegetable garden beds, and alcoves built into the house for a garden
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Allfrey + South Architects’ initiative ArchiChat is resonating strongly with people who share their passion for design and the architectural process. As Architect Craig South reports, the latest two-way forum sparked constructive discussion on how people like to live and holiday.
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discussed how this could be complemented by a small bach designed to make best use of space by delivering flexibility, privacy, style and comfort. A lot of people thought a small, low maintenance bach would be perfect for a more distant getaway. We also touched on how you could combine a small city home with a small bach and designing for one-off crowds in small spaces. Smaller buildings do offer that advantage of less maintenance. Personal preferences will always influence how people live and play, though most attending our sessions agreed that a bach should look and feel different to day-today living so as to create that true sense of escape. In these latest ArchiChat sessions, there was also lively debate on the Merivale Mall expansion and whether people favoured suburban development over growth in the central city. The consensus favoured a vibrant city centre. Needless to say, we are looking forward to another successful round of ArchiChat later this year and having more people join our conversation on architecture. www.allso.co.nz
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ver the years we have been involved in this work, we have been presented with all kinds of situations and developed tools for dealing with them that we can then bring to each new but similar instance.” The team’s problem-solving capabilities have definitely been tested recently. In Governors Bay, a client wanted a veranda canopy over his extensive deck that was strong enough for him to stand on to do
maintenance work on his house. It also needed to withstand the strong southerly winds that can sweep through the area. “We created our own purpose-design, adapting off the shelf material but strengthening it with rolled steel. The end result is a 3.5-metre semi-enclosed room which can be used all year round and which is sheltered from the elements – a really great asset.” Another little conundrum Ron and Adrian
have been asked to address involved how to replace a fully enclosed shower on the first floor of a house. “There was simply no possibility of being able to get a readymade fibreglass unit up the stairs, so once again we had to develop our own design from a 3-sided shower and enclose it in situ.” To take advantage of this solutionfocused team for your renovation, phone 03 351 7039 and speak with Ron or Adrian.
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Luxe Linen By Melinda Collins
Tough and durable yet soft to the touch, linen is a textile oxymoron and, despite being one of the oldest fabrics in the world, it’s making a stylish statement in the home as we look to the warmer weather that is just around the seasonal corner.
hen it comes to upholstery and sheets, linen is a firm favourite, with its durability lending itself well to the family environment. Resisting wear from abrasion as well as dirt and stains, this tempting textile even stands its own against pills and stretching. So, it’s not surprising that its use is spreading across an even greater range of homewares than ever before, with draperies, tablecloths, bedspreads, curtains, drapes and even rugs
looking luxurious in linen. Known rather romantically by the ancient Romans as textus ventilus, or ‘woven wind’, texture is linen’s main allure. Soft and cool, it’s a great summertime addition to the bedroom and it becomes softer after use. Linen is, by its very nature (pun intended), a sustainable product – with flax plants requiring very little irrigation, pest control and processing energy. Inherently antimicrobial, linen is even resistant to mildew. What’s not to love?
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simplistic style sofa in a rich colour is that luxury lounging staple you’ve been looking for, while an upholstered headboard in jewel-toned velvet will add a touch of sophistication to any boudoir. If in doubt, start with a plethora of small accents like lampshades, stools and plush cushions and throws. Consider mixing and matching for contrast; other textural fabrics like wool and linen work well, or opt for a softer colour palette of greys, dusky pinks and duck egg blues. Plush pieces in glorious stand-out colours like emerald green, mustard and peach make for statement additions to more minimalist living spaces, but maximalism is in – so don’t be afraid to go all out!
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Elk French Linen Hersom Jumpsuit available in paprika and navy at The Flock.
A STAND-OUT DRIVE When reviewing a new car, it’s the details that make it stand out from the pack. Models are getting good at all-round driving ability. The Focus is no exception. Metropol 010819 - Half Pg New Mazda Range Finance.pdf 1 25/07/2019 2:36:06 PM
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UNLIMITED KM WARRANTY
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Offer available from Blackwells Mazda until 30/09/2019 on New Mazda Passenger & SUV Range including Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, MX-5, CX-3, CX-5, CX-8 & CX-9. Mazda Finance is only available through UDC Finance Ltd. Normal credit & lending criteria apply. Not valid with any other discounts or offers. OPTION 1: On payment of the ORC & any fitted accessories, the above RSP plus a $360.35 Establishment Fee are financed & paid over 36 equal monthly instalments with 0% interest rate p.a. No deposit, balloon or residual payments required. OPTION 2: On 1/3 deposit of the above RSP, payment of the ORC & any fitted accessories, the balance of the above RSP plus a $360.35 Establishment Fee are financed & paid over two further equal instalments of 1/3 in 12 months & the remaining 1/3 in 24 months at 0% interest rate p.a. Includes Mazdacare.
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pple Car Play should be a standard in all vehicles now and the Focus’ sound is brilliant; I connected in less than eight seconds. Avon City Ford’s Hemi Peek gave me the rundown as always, but it really was me playing around in the car that made it fun. I ask friends what they think. Charlotte didn’t like the passenger seat flooring but loved the big mirror on the visor; I guess that’s a woman’s prerogative. My son Tom loved the panoramic sunroof as did I. It was a good solid drive at 134kW, and 240Nm made it agile and fast off the mark, plus there was plenty of room inside for real estate gear and family materials. It has pretty good lines too and tinted glass gave it a sexy look. The heads-up display (HUD) felt like a nice addition but the price was a great one at $41,990 plus ORC. The one thing I loved was economy. You don’t really notice it when you’re driving around, but I took a couple of friends up to play in the snow at Porters Pass and it hardly made a dent in the petrol. Add the fact that despite a boot full of food and sleds we were still all comfortable and it just goes to show what a great little runner it is. So, overall impression of the Ford Focus? A bloody good car.
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NOW $ 39,995
NOW $54,995 2015 BMW X4 35i XDrive Motorsport 4WD
2007 Jaguar XK 4.2 V8 Convertible
561BHP 6.0 W12 Flagship Luxury Coupe, Black Metallic with Black Package 20” Rotaform Alloys, Black Front Grills, Dark Tinted Lights, Full Black Leather, Dark Piano Woodgrain inlays, 4Motion 4WD, Air Suspension, Electric/Heated/Memory Seats, Breitling Console Clock etc. Supercar performance and luxury in one. Once nearly $400k when new!
3.0 Litre 225KW XDrive 4WD, 8 Speed Automatic with Start/Stop, Motorsport Package with 20” M Alloys, Glass Sunroof, M Sports Suspension, Full Leather with Heated/Electric Seats, Reverse Camera with Park Sensors, Cruise Control with Brake Assist, Adaptive LED Headlights, NZ Nav/Bluetooth, Surround View Cameras etc. A very attractive mid-size SUV!
Very rare NZ New 1 Owner vehicle, Black Metallic with Cream Leather, 20 inch Sports Alloys, Full Leather, Heated/Electric/ Memory Seats, Electric Soft-top Roof, Cruise Control, Push Button Keyless Start, Touch Screen NZ Navigation/Bluetooth Phone/CD/ AUX, Remote Locking with 2xs Remotes, Woodgrain inlays, Full Electrics etc. All set for Summer fun!
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2017 Porsche 911 991.2 Carrera
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Sophisto Grey Metallic with Black Leather, Heated/Electric Seats, 20” W-Spoke Factory Alloys, Heads-up, Surround View Cameras, BMW Display Key, Carpo Interior Package, Harmon Kardon Speakers, 4 Seat practicality etc. A plug-in Hybrid with amazing performance and economy!. 0-100 in just 4.0 seconds! Make the move now.
7-Speed Manual, Just 8,000kms!, Generation 2 911 991.2 with new 3.0 Twin-Turbo Flat 6, 19” Black Package Sports Alloys, 7-Speed Manual gearbox for the purists!. Revised Gen 2 Porsche PCM with CD/Stereo/ NZ Nav/Bluetooth Streaming and Apple Car Play, Dual Exhausts etc. Not easy to find like this, be quick.
Top of range 50d Triple-Turbo Diesel, Space Grey Metallic with Luxury Terra Dakota Leather, American Oak Inlays, 20” Motorsport Alloys, BMW I Drive with CD/Stereo/Bluetooth Streaming/Phone and NZ Nav, Cruise Control, Heated Seats etc. A very impressive engine with brilliant economy and Torque!
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SMALL PACKAGES By Ben Selby
GERMAN DESIGN, ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING WITHIN REACH GERMAN DESIGN, ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING WITHIN REACH
FOCUS TREND HATCH FOCUS TREND HATCH
per week per week
+ 10% DEPOSIT
Total payable $33,941, based on RRP $31,990
+ 10% DEPOSIT
Total payable $33,941, based on RRP $31,990 2
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1. Weekly payment of $99 (and 259 total weekly payments) is based on an interest rate of 4.90% p.a. fixed for the term of the loan and a 260 week term, with 10% deposit and 25.95% balloon payment (to be paid at the end of the loan) on a purchase price of $31,990. The RRP of $31,990 includes GST and on-road costs. Based on loan, interest rate and term, the total amount to be paid by you is $33,941. Payments exclude on-road cost and include a PPSR fee of $10.35, UDC loan fee of $100 and Dealer origination fee of up to $350. Advertised weekly price is based on a new 2019 Ford Focus Trend Hatch. Offer is available at participating Ford dealers only and valid until 31st December 2019 or until stocks last. The loan is provided by UDC Finance Limited (and UDC Finance Limited’s standard terms and conditions and lending and credit criteria apply). 2. Warranty conditions and exclusions apply. Visit www.ford.co.nz/owners/warranty for further information.
1. Weekly payment of $99 (and 259 total weekly payments) is based on an interest rate of 4.90% p.a. fixed for the term of the loan and a 260 week term, with 10% deposit and 25.95% balloon payment (to be paid at the end of the loan) on a purchase price of $31,990. The RRP of
$31,990 includes GST and on-road costs. Based on loan, interestCUSTOMER rate and term, the total amount to be paid by you is $33,941.FROM Payments exclude on-roadAWARD-WINNING cost and include a PPSR fee of $10.35, UDC loan feeDEALERSHIP of $100 and Dealer origination fee of up to $350. Advertised weekly price is based GUARANTEED QUALITY SERVICE AN
on a new 2019 Ford Focus Trend Hatch. Offer is available at participating Ford dealers only and valid until 31st December 2019 or until stocks last. The loan is provided by UDC Finance Limited (and UDC Finance Limited’s standard terms and conditions and lending and credit criteria apply). 2. Warranty conditions and exclusions apply. Visit www.ford.co.nz/owners/warranty for further information.
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motoring Is it possible to make one of the best small hatches better? Honda thinks so. Just check out the new Jazz. Visually we see a more pronounced nose and restyled LED headlights, but it still retains the iconic eggshell styling.
A GREAT PACKAGE OF VERSATILITY AND DRIVING ENJOYMENT THAN ANY OTHER IN ITS CLASS
he entry-level S comes in a 1.3 i-VTEC four pot with 73kW and 119Nm of torque, while my test car, the RS, gets the beefier 1.5-litre version (97kW/156Nm). Buyers can choose between a sixspeed manual or CVT auto transmission. The manual is delightful, though I expect most Jazz buyers to gravitate to the CVT. Interior space is peerless, with head and legroom sure to accommodate all shapes and sizes, though the a-pillars can be slightly intrusive. Itâ€™s the interior itself where the Jazz comes into its own. Features like Hondaâ€™s
new 7-inch Bluetooth display, Emergency Stop Assist, Parking Sensors, Reversing Camera and Hill Start Assist are just some of the kit which now comes as standard throughout the range. On the move, the 1.5-litre is a peppy unit and the chassis is well balanced, offering a degree of fun chuck-ability usually reserved for hot hatchbacks. In a nutshell, the Honda Jazz stands as a great package of versatility, driving enjoyment and more standard kit than any other in its class. Plus, with prices starting at a snip over $21,990, you can throw value in there too.
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Peace of mind motoring “These vehicles are their owners’ pride and joy,” says Joris Sanders of Leading Edge Automotive. He is referring to the high-end European cars – BMWs, Volkswagens, Audis, Mercedes and Porsches – that are brought to Leading Edge for servicing and repairs.
e too have a real passion for these cars and do everything we can to give owners peace of mind that
when the vehicles are entrusted to us, they will be looked after as if they were our own. We believe most major faults can be
avoided, or at least picked up on early with regular maintenance and our goal is to keep people moving safely and reliably.”
In its modern workshop, Leading Edge Automotive’s specialist technicians carry out the full range of servicing, repairs and problem diagnoses – everything from issuing warrants of fitness, replacing parts and repairing defective shocks, suspension or brakes, to diagnosing auto electrical faults, replacing tyres, wheel alignments and so much more, using the latest equipment. They are Autosure warranty approved repairers and sell policies for peace-of-mind motoring. “Today’s vehicles are marvels of electronics and engineering. Our team has an increasingly broad base of knowledge and skills from attending ongoing advanced training to appreciate how a vehicle’s complex components work and interact.” With a fleet of 10 free courtesy cars, you will be able to carry on with your life while your vehicle is being pampered. Leading Edge, one of Christchurch’s leading automotive specialists, can be found at www.lea.co.nz or phone 03 366 3384.
SERVICE & REPAIR SPECIALISTS Mercedes Benz I BMW I Audi
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Servicing – Lube & Tune Fuel Injection Auto-electrical Transmission Servicing Brake Servicing WOF Repairs Suspension Repairs Engine Reconditioning Pre Purchase Appraisal Model Specific Diagnostic Equipment
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THE BRICKWORKS IS UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP! The Brickworks hosted a fun opening night recently to celebrate the new ownership of the popular Cashmere local, now owned by Genaea and Dean Calvert, who are also the proud owners of Valley inn Tavern and Protocol. It was a busy evening enjoyed by many. 1. Genaea & Dean Calvert (Owners) 2. Karien & Brett Bayliss 3. Greg Biggin, Lincoln Booth, Matt Hazlett 4. Rob Clenaghan, Carolyn Holland, Glynan Moley 5. Chris Fleury, Tony Clark 6. Kelly Calvert, Denise Sutton, Kirsten Hemopo Photos by Jane Wyles Photography. For copies email: email@example.com Check Metropol’s Facebook for more from this event.
WORKING STYLE’S SPEAKER SERIES: AN EVENING WITH SHANE BOND An exclusive event was held at Working Style’s Christchurch store to launch the season of Cricket World Cup 2019. Guests were entertained by one of NZ’s cricket elites, Shane Bond. Food and beverage was provided by Villa Maria Estate, MOA Beer and The Vagabond Chefs. 1. Shane Bond, Jane Cameron, John Durning 2. Craig McCoy, Nico Lerm 3. Richard Peebles, Suzanne Kitley, Shane Bond, Chris Dobbs (Owner, Founder & Managing Director) 4. Nick Henare, Julia Malley, George Heard, Jimmy Ryder 5. Gareth Holley, John Hamilton 6. Judd Stanton, Amanda Vale, Rob Weatherspoon, Antony Gough Photos by Jane Wyles Photography. For copies email: firstname.lastname@example.org Check Metropol’s Facebook for more from this event.
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HOSTED JOURNEYS J O I N O U R E X P E R I E N C E D H O U S E O F T R AV E L H O S T O N O N E O F T H E S E WO N D E R F U L H O L I DAYS I N 2 0 2 0 TREASURES OF CROATIA, SLOVENIA AND MONTENEGRO 2 4 DAY F LY / S TAY / C R U I S E / TO U R PAC K AG E . D E PA RT S N Z 1 8 M AY 2 0 2 0
Share twin based on a lower deck cabin. Ask us about our single and/or upgrade cabin prices. INCLUDES • An experienced House of Travel Host • 11 night land tour in Slovenia & Croatia • Accommodation in 4-star hotels including porterage • 7 night cruise on a deluxe small sail ship sailing the Adriatic coastline • Cruise port taxes • 2 night stay in Dubrovnik • Day trip to Montenegro visiting Perast, Kotor and Budva • Transfers, sightseeing and entry fees • Gratuities on included services • Return economy class flight from Auckland • Airline and airport taxes
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Share twin based on balcony cabin. Ask us about our single cabin prices. INCLUDES • 3 night Indian Pacific rail journey from Sydney to Perth • 1 night stay in Perth pre cruise • 8 night Coral Coast cruise from Perth onboard Sea Princess • Cruise port taxes • 2 night stay in Perth post cruise • Accommodation in 5-star hotel including porterage • Transfers, sightseeing and entry fees • Gratuities on included services • An experienced House of Travel host • Return economy class flight from Auckland • Airline and airport taxes
Ask us about our other 2020 Hosted Holidays to Iceland, & Norway, Eastern Canada & USA, Mediterranean & Swiss Alps or South America
B E T T E R TO G E T H E R BARRINGTON 331 7182 I CHRISTCHURCH CITY 365 7687 I FERRYMEAD 376 4022 I HIGH ST LANES 339 3440 HORNBY 344 3070 I MERIVALE 355 2200 I NORTHLANDS 352 4578 I RANGIORA 313 0288 I RICCARTON 341 3900 SHIRLEY 385 0710 I UPPER RICCARTON 343 0869 Pricing is in New Zealand dollars and is correct as at 30 June 2019 and include return economy class airfares from Auckland as specified on each itinerary. Departures from other domestic NZ airports are an additional cost. All package pricing is based on twin share, inside cabin, unless otherwise stated, with additional prices for other cabin types as shown on each package. All cruise excursions, beverages and items of a personal nature are at own cost except where outlined as included. A non-refundable deposit of $2000 per person is required within 7 days of booking. Final payments are due 120 days prior to departure. Further terms and conditions apply. For more information see instore or visit www.hot.co.nz/crs0819-hosted
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