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Recreating your youthful smile

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There is a huge difference in Richard’s work. The teeth have to suit the patient. Often there has been some volume lost in the face before the client visits his studio. With all this (and more) in mind, Richard crafts dentures to enhance appearance, while at the same time improving fit and functionality.

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New Summerset village on its way

Summerset is excited to announce a brand new retirement village, Summerset Prebbleton, opening in 2022. As our fourth village located in Canterbury, it will offer nearly 300 homes to choose from once complete, including villas, cottages and serviced apartments. Enjoy the freedom that a Summerset village offers, with no worries about maintenance or upkeep. We take care of the little things so you can continue to live the life you choose. Summerset Prebbleton is conveniently located for easy access to Christchurch CBD, a supermarket and the soon to be completed community hub, Prebbleton Village.

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FRONT COVER Lady Jo Nicholls-Parker is in her element at the gym, helping others in her new role as a personal trainer. Photos Aimee Cane.

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owning a home of their own will be an ongoing challenge. The property market continues to rise, with the average house value increasing by 3.6 percent nationally during the three month period to the end of September. The latest QuotableValue figures show that the national average property value is now sitting at $977,456. The second strongest value gain for the main cities during that time was in Christchurch with 7.7 percent growth. The average property value is now $702,215 in Christchurch. That’s good news for sellers, but tough on those looking to buy their first home.


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Tee off for charity Showcasing wine, artisan products and the Pegasus Golf & Sports Club, the inaugural North Canterbury Wine Region Charity Golf Day will be held on Friday November 26.

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he Charity Golf Day will aid the Rural Support Trust – North Canterbury. The event will be limited to 88 participants (22 teams of four players). North Canterbury Wine Region will be represented by personalities from within the wine industry, locally and nationally. North Canterbury Rural Support Trust helps locals in tough times. Part of a nationwide network supporting farmers and their families through tough times, it offers free and confidential assistance through area reps/facilitators who are rural people who have themselves faced the challenges rural life brings. The North Canterbury Rural Support Trust is a charitable trust that encompasses the five district councils of Kaikoura, Hurunui, Waimakariri, Selwyn and Christchurch, including Banks Peninsula. Harcourts Four Seasons is a major event sponsor. “It’s wonderful we can support this event, showcasing the North Canterbury Wine Region and the fantastic wines from our region, and the fact that the Rural Support Trust will also benefit provides great satisfaction,” says principal officer James Twiss. “We recognise the vital work undertaken by the trust. Hopefully this event can help with the awareness within our rural community that it’s okay to ask for help.” For more information email


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The winds of change Being there for her husband while maintaining a fitness-focused lifestyle is challenging. Lady Jo Nicholls-Parker talks to Lynda Papesch about her continuing journey.


“No amount of training at the gym will overcome a s the wife of Christchurch’s former mayor, bad diet.” Sir Bob Parker, Jo has spent much time in the Having said that, Jo also adds that both nutritional public spotlight. She was constantly by his side improvements and performance adaptation take during the tumultuous days after the 2010 and time, they are not mutually exclusive, and therefore 2011 earthquakes, and more recently after his heart they are meant to be worked through together. With attack in May last year and the series of strokes that each client, Jo makes the first hour free, gathering followed. information to ascertain goals Now, heading out solo and capacity. each day, she finds it is more “Then, for the next session, I am important than ever to pave in a position to supply a reasonably a health-focused path in life. well-informed plan. Depending Today the exercise advocate, on the frequency of the client/ it was in October 2017 that Jo PT sessions, the plan can then first signed up with a personal be tweaked over time to achieve trainer at Les Mills. Inspired optimal levels of physiologic and by the industry, she is now a performance adaptation.” fully-fledged certified personal She says the phases of fitness fitness trainer, starting this training are both complex and month as an independent straight forward, ranging from contractor at the City Fitness core, balance, flexibility, plyometric Hereford Club. (reactive), and cardiovascular Qualifying through the training to speed, agility, quickness ‘National Academy of Sports and resistance training. Medicine’ US and the affiliated It is incredibly liberating to Her interest in becoming a PT ‘City Fitness Academy’ NZ, witness improvements in ones was inspired by the small gains and since August this year Jo bears successes she experienced within witness from inside the fitness physiology and performance, her chosen fitness modalities. “It industry, observing that “people and because such gains directly is incredibly liberating to witness know they are by and large impact ones emotional and improvements in one’s physiology deconditioned to some degree”. mental responses too.” and performance, and because such “The role of a personal gains directly impact ones emotional trainer (PT) is to work with and mental responses too.” clients to design fitness Everyone has their own interests programmes, taking into when it comes to fitness, whether account functional capacity to looking to decrease body fat, systemically progress clients increase lean muscle mass and/or to increase tensile toward their goal,” she explains. “The practice is to strength, yet statistics show a rise in chronic disease focus in a straightforward and repetitive manner on globally, especially for those who abstain long term. core stabilisation, strength and power. The weekly, “There is no right or wrong way,” she says. “Exercise is monthly and quarterly programme design will ensure the best solution. If you’re fit, it’s enjoyable. The hard the long-term results, IF one puts in the work.” part is getting there.” She is quick to add, however, that there is a mantra: Metropol 28 October, 2021 9

Lighting up the screen Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) will now open in Christchurch, following the cancellation of the Auckland season.

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hristchurch’s Isaac Theatre Royal and the Lumière Cinemas will screen 95 feature films from 37 countries. Joining the previously announced line-up of New Zealand films is MILKED, a thought-provoking exploration of New Zealand’s dairy industry and Juliet Gerrard: Science in Dark Times, a fascinating insight into the life and career of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Chief Science Advisor. New Zealand will be well represented, with short film competitions New Zealand’s Best 2021 and Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts screening in both Christchurch and Wellington. As well as this, several locally produced shorts are due to screen ahead of features throughout the festival. “We hope that Kiwis will rally behind the film festival and show their support by coming out to see the stunning line-up of films that we’ll be presenting,” says festival director Marten Rabarts.

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Juliet Gerrard Science in Dark Times

We hope that Kiwis will rally behind the film festival and show their support by coming out to see the stunning line-up of films that we’ll be presenting

Highlights from the 2021 festival include Wes Anderson’s star-studded homage to the golden age of journalism, The French Dispatch; Maggie Gyllenhaal’s awardwinning adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter, featuring a powerhouse performance from Olivia Colman; decorated Chinese Master Zhang Yimou’s love letter to cinema, One Second, and Bosnia and Herzegovinia’s contender for the 2022 Best International Feature Oscar, Jasmila Zbanic’s Quo Vadis, Aida? Delivering star power is Berlin Golden Bear nominee, Maria Schrader’s I’m Your Man, featuring Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as a love android; colourful televangelist biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye, starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield, and moving literary memoir My Salinger Year, starring Sigourney Weaver. Dame Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog will have its New Zealand premiere at Christchurch’s Isaac Theatre Royal on opening night, before the film kicks off the 50th Jubilee edition of the Wellington festival at flagship venue The Embassy Theatre, the following week. Cannes Film Festival’s Palme D’or winner Titane is set to close the festival in both centres in an unforgettable fashion, with Paulo Sorrentino’s Venice Grand Jury Prizewinning masterpiece The Hand Of God anchoring the festival’s middle weekend in centrepiece position.


Christchurch will host the premiere of performance artist Alexa Wilson’s latest work Rituals of Destruction on November 27 as part of the 2021 Ōtautahi Tiny Performance Festival.

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n innovator, a curator, a choreographer, and a performance artist, Alexa spent more than a decade performing in Europe and globally before returning to New Zealand. Among her credits, she choreographed the award-winning Magic Box and Toxic White Elephant Shock, for which she earned the prestigious title of Best Emerging Choreographer and the Creative New Zealand Tup Lang Award respectively. She returned in 2011 to win four Auckland Fringe Awards for her solo Weg: A-Way. As a choreographer and performer, Alexa’s work has taken her all around the world, including Berlin, Vienna, New York City, Germany, Belgium, Poland, London, Stockholm, Zurich, India, China and Vancouver. With a canon of choreographed work that includes Star/Oracle, The Status of Being and The Dark Light with Footnote NZ Dance, 21 Movements, Breathless, and

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Alexa Wilson 999: Alchemist Trauma Centre/Power Centre. She has danced for choreographers Douglas Wright, Malia Johnston, Lisa Densem, Anna Bate among others, and she curated Morni Hills Performance Biennale in India. Rituals of Destruction is her first independently funded work since returning to Aotearoa, performed by Alexa herself alongside emerging talents Shani Dickins and Alana Yee, with a guest appearance by drummer Hannah Dactyl. She describes the work as a response to the current times of mass crisis, and the global phenomena of mass protests, collective resistance, and traumatic effects of a pandemic in this new piece. “Stemming from historical systemic imbalances, Rituals of Destruction is a glimpse at what happens when we reflect culture in order to transform it, aiming to break down oppressive norms in and around the body and identity.”

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Transforming culture

Behind Well-known New Zealand playwright Roger Hall has an unmatched repertoire, and impressive awards to match. He chats to Georgia Summerton about his writing process, memorable moments and his connection to Christchurch.


oger has been honoured with many awards and titles for his contribution to performing arts in New Zealand and for good reason. His prolific career has played a key role in keeping local theatres and actors busy since he started. Currently living in Auckland, Roger speaks fondly of his professional and personal Christchurch connections. “When we lived in Dunedin, I visited Christchurch often, mostly connected with theatre. The Court’s production of Glide Time (Mervyn Glue in the cat) around 1978, then to work on Footrot Flats The Musical, co-written with Christchurch writers AK Grant and Philip Norman, and socially to see good friends the late Barrie Tait and Philippa Tait.” Christchurch’s The Court Theatre has been home to many of his plays, and the relationship is special. “The Court did my first play, Glide Time, in 1978. They entered into the spirit of the play by making the programme as a manila folder. “During the performance, the door handle came off accidentally in the first half, ruining a joke that I had set up in the second half. “Glide Time did very well for The Court; it had an extended season, plus a season at the James Hay. As a result, The Court increased the actors’ pay by 10 percent.” He recalls a particularly special moment at The Court, performing Footrot Flats, The Musical. During the preview a night before opening, the invited audience gave a very subdued response. “We thought we had a flop. The opening night was full of true theatre enthusiasts. As soon as Wal came on stage, there was a roar of approval from the audience. We knew had a hit.”

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Roger is best known for writing brilliant comedies that carry a vein of social criticism and thoughtprovoking themes. While the repertoire is large, there is one work he is particularly proud of. “By Degrees, which was an all-woman cast describing how they came to university later in life than most people and what it meant to them. The characters never spoke to each other, but simply told the audience their experience as they progressed through their degrees. The director wanted to have them talk to each other, but I insisted they didn’t. It worked. And I received a lot of positive response from women about how much the play meant to them.” And his most memorable play? “It has to be Middle-Age Spread because it was such a hit here, in Australia and then 15 months in the West End. My parents were able to be at the first night, a wonderful moment for them. And it set me up financially.” As every writer knows, the writing process is a fascinating and challenging one; a real journey and some moments are enjoyed more than others which Roger knows all too well. “Writing the words ‘THE END’, and starting is a nice feeling. Everything in between is a fairly hard slog, but developing characters is a fascinating process.” A lot of creatives refer to a muse through their process of making art. Roger’s thoughts on this are quite simple, and food for thought for those ever facing a serious case of writer’s block, “If you wait for the muse, you won’t get much done….” What is next for the successful playwright? “If only I knew! One or two possibilities, but too early to go public on them yet.”

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Bird-pleasing plants


At this time of year the birds have a little more chirp in their voices and if you’d like to make the most of this free entertainment, plant some bird-friendly plants and they’ll come flocking.

he song of the bellbird and tui is something special and even though they’re native birds, you don’t necessarily need native plants to attract them to your garden, year-round. “There’s a reason prunus campanulata (cherry blossom) is known as the tui tree, they go mad for its nectar,” says Miranda Sinton of Lushingtons. “A lot of introduced plants can provide the best nectar. Grevilleas and bottlebrush attract birds, and bring vibrant colour to the winter garden.” She also recommends apple and crabapple trees to keep birds fed in autumn and winter. If you do want to go native, Miranda’s top plant choices would be kowhai, which provides spring feed and the New Zealand flaxes, phormium tenax (harakeke) and phormium cookianum (wharariki). “If you don’t have room for more plants, a bird bath and a bird feeder will help our feathered friends.” Talk to Miranda about the birds and the plants (and possibly the bees) at Lushingtons Garden, Gifts and Cafe. 5 Archibald St Tinwald, phone 03 308 6858.

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What is your next chapter? The motivations as to why people buy or sell property range from a change in employment location or growth in family size, to downsizing or working on an investment portfolio.

n our profession of selling homes, we meet many people who are on a journey of big change in their living situation,” says Sahab Hussain, owner of Mike Pero Real Estate Northcote. Many choices to change address are lifestyle-driven. For some, there is the need for a fenced yard for the dog, extra garaging for ‘toys’ or the workshop, a sewing room, media lounge, home office, or perhaps a wine cellar. While there are those looking for lifestyle blocks, others are wanting apartments. “At Mike Pero Real Estate Northcote, we realise that each move has personal considerations,” explains Annette Pendergast, licensed salesperson. The length of time that properties are being held onto before they’re sold was last recorded in 2019 at about 7.4 years. When planning your move, it’s important to consider what your lifestyle will demand over the next 7-10 years. Mike Pero Real Estate uses its market knowledge of buyers’ expectations and personal ‘perfect home’ wish lists, combined with its experienced sales and marketing skills to ensure its agents are reaching the optimal buyers who find your home ideal to choose for their next chapter.

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November is an important month for many Kiwis, as it signifies the incredible campaigning for Men’s mental health led by Movember. This year marks Angus Cameron’s fifth as a ‘Mo Bro’ and second as a community ambassador.


he movement is important to Angus, whose passion stems from a desire to be a part of the much-needed change. “I want to be a part of making a positive difference in other people’s lives. The stats around men’s health, particularly in New Zealand, aren’t great and men are dying too young. The movement that Movember has started around educating us about these stats and the work they are doing to help save men’s lives is something that I want to be a part of and help where I can. Also, a couple of years back I lost my cousin, Dan, to suicide. So, he is a key motivator for me personally.” The statistics are staggering when you start to look into the state of Kiwi’s mental health. The most recent data shows 607 people died by suspected suicide during the last year. Angus believes for this to change, there needs to be more education, and more talking. “The more people that are aware of their mental health and how that can be affected, as well as how other people’s mental health can be affected by completely different things, is key for us to be better equipped to have those

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conversations and seek help when working through mental health issues.” From his work with Movember, Angus has gained some extremely valuable lessons and tools to share with those struggling. “My piece of advice would be that you don’t have to go through it alone. If you are struggling, then don’t be afraid to speak up and let someone know. Yeah, it might feel a little awkward or unnatural when you do it but what you’ve done by speaking to someone about it is taken a huge step forward in helping yourself get your mental health back on track.” As a nation, we are lucky to have inspiring individuals like Angus, who stand up for those struggling. We all need these kinds of role models, and he sure has his as well. “My Dad always has been and always will be a role model for me. He has set the tone right from the start and continues to set a good example for me. I also consider some of my close friends great role models, they have all done well in their respective fields and we all keep each other honest and push ourselves to be better friends and people.”

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How Angus looks after his mental health.

“Exercise – whether it is getting out for a bike, walk, gym session, a game of golf or even getting into the garden at home, it always clears the head and gives that sense of accomplishment. When I am exercising, I always feel my healthiest.”

“Take a rest day – some days I do just like to blob on the couch and be a bit of a hermit. Life can get pretty busy sometimes and you feel like you’re jumping from one thing to the next, so I do enjoy having days where I literally do nothing and just take some time to slow down and relax.”

“Talk – when I do have those days when I am feeling a bit flat, I do try to talk to someone. Normally, to my partner Jess. She’s good at asking questions, getting information out of me, and putting things in perspective. I’m definitely not the most forthcoming sometimes but it is something I am working on and when I do talk, I feel better for it.”

Movember has funded over 1250 men’s health projects globally, and are making a true difference in mental health and suicide prevention, as well as prostate and testicular cancer. “I am extremely proud of the way New Zealand men can now acknowledge mental health issues, and their desire to be part of the solution for themselves, their friends, and whanau,” says Movember Country Manager, Robert Dunne. “As a nation, it’s important we continue to open up, reduce stigmatising language and promote help-seeking and help-offering behaviour. At Movember, we are lucky to have a trusted voice in mental health and an engaged community to advocate on our behalf. We understand our responsibility to communicate constructively and compassionately about suicide and suicide prevention and fund initiatives locally that help Kiwi men to do the same.” Check out the website to see how you can be a part of Movember 2021. Metropol 28 October, 2021 17

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Be careful what you wish for..... If you think you know all there is to know about the musical Little Shop of Horrors perhaps you might need to think again.



Little Shop of Horrors was originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director), David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization.

he Court Theatre’s summer revival of Little Shop of Horrors gives a fresh take to this genially gruesome classic. The shop itself has morphed into a van – a shop on wheels – something very familiar to Christchurch citizens so used to pop up stores and container malls. Never fear though, the beloved story of hapless florist shop worker Seymour and his blood-thirsty singing plant Audrey II will be brought to life with all the glorious technicolour and razzamatazz of costumes, set and killer performances we expect from The Court

Theatre’s musical productions. Do watch out for Audrey II, as the carnivorous succulent may not be quite what you expect. The show’s music, composed in the style of early 1960s rock and roll and doowop includes a number of hits - “Somewhere That’s Green”, “Feed Me” and “Suddenly, Seymour” – all performed by The Court’s deluxe cast. Little Shop of Horrors is disarmingly funny, clever and tuneful. On at The Court Theatre from November 20 – January 1, 2022. Just remember... Don’t feed the plants! Ph: 0800 333 100.

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Hanmer Springs Fete 29 October The Hurunui region is preparing to showcase the very best in food, music and creators with its third annual Hanmer Springs Fete. On the grounds of the Queen Mary Hospital, the fete has proved a popular addition to the spring event calendar.

Hurunui Garden Festival 28-31 October The fourth Hurunui Garden Festival gives visitors a rare glimpse into iconic homesteads and beautifully developed private gardens from Amberley to Gore Bay, and Waikari to Hanmer Springs. Alongside tours, there is a full range of events including exhibitions, dinners and workshops. Christchurch Big Band Festival 21 – 25 October A five-day music festival is coming to Christchurch for Labour weekend. Running since 2006, the festival brings fresh, musical vibrancy to the city, from bands from all over New Zealand. There will be performances in the streets and free concerts as well as ticketed events.

Heritage Festival 9 - 25 October Celebrate and explore Christchurch’s rich and diverse heritage. The twoweek festival includes walks, open days, exhibitions, performances and much more. Check the schedule for what is on and all of the dates and times.

Tent 4-7 November TENT is a new Art Weekend taking place throughout Aotearoa and online, presented by the team who deliver the Aotearoa Art Fair. The inaugural edition of TENT will feature live exhibitions around the country and also online.

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Warm weather makes us want to get out there and enjoy our beautiful region. Be sure to check out all of the events near and far, and soak in all that’s on offer.

Walking Festival 8-28 November This year’s programme is expected to be as popular as ever with a great variety of walks with something for people of all ages, abilities and interests. Whether it be history and heritage, botany or geology there is something for everyone, with beautiful views and scenery along the way.

SCAPE Art Avent-Garde Summer Gala 5 November A sensory journey where inspiring art, sublime food and music collide. The fabulous Buckwheat will guide you through an evening full of surprise, as you enjoy a 4-course dinner and fundraising auction to celebrate the opening of Sculpture & Art in Residence Exhibition.

Tiny Fest 26 – 28 November Tiny Fest has risen to the challenge of Covid, by audaciously announcing its 2021 program of 45 artists, 21 shows, over three days of unmissable performances. The weekend will be full of diverse, thought-provoking, performance art, dance, poetry, music, and theatre.

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Using green tech for climate change Reducing carbon emissions to net zero is urgent, and so is adjusting to the hazards of a warming world.


mong the companies actively supporting change is FintechNZ which recently called for more commitment to green tech to help climate change and move toward a sustainable financial services sector. FintechNZ acting executive director Jason Roberts says finance companies need to act now as New Zealand charts a path to recovery from a global pandemic and prepares for a resilient future. “The general investor and many businesses are not only aware of the challenge, but often the rewards are just as

good, instead of investing in fossil fuels, for example,” he says. “Finding and accessing funds is much easier now that we have next generation platforms such as Sharesies, Hatch and Kernel that allow investors to choose portfolios of interest. “Financial markets globally are playing a major part in shifting investment away from emission-intensive activities and towards a lower emission economy.” Roberts is encouraging the public to grow their investments with companies that are supportive of, not against climate change.

He cited several examples of beneficial change: Launching a green finance action such as Singapore did in 2019. NZ listed companies publishing sustainability reports. Currently only an estimated 25 out of 150 do this. Compliance to reporting requirements even though it places additional pressure on the financial sector in New Zealand. New Zealand’s banks and investment firms integrating public climate policy into their business objectives and activities. Kiwi firms developing platforms to analyse the environmental impact of investments.

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New residency visa category Thousands of migrants now have a pathway to New Zealand residency.


mmigration New Zealand has just announced a new category, starting December 1, offering a one-off opportunity for many migrants who are currently living and working in New Zealand to apply for a residency visa. The new 2021 Residency Visa Category recognises the contribution migrants have made to New Zealand during Covid-19 and the uncertainty they and the businesses they work for have faced with closed borders and necessary changes to immigration settings. Migration Associates (NZ) Ltd managing director Borey Chum says this means that certain migrants will now be able to apply for their residency visas on a streamlined fast-track process. A licensed immigration advisor, director of the New Zealand Association for Migration and

Investment, and a qualified barrister and solicitor, Mr Chum says the visas will be available to most workrelated visa holders. These include Essential Skills, Work to Residence, and Post Study Work visas, plus their immediate family members. “We can help with that, assist you to determine whether you and your family are eligible and plan your pathway to residency in New Zealand,” he adds. The streamlined application process will require health, police and security criteria to be met. Plans are to have the majority of applications granted within a year of the category opening. “Our team of Licensed Advisors in Christchurch is able to determine your eligibility for the 2021 Residency Visa free of charge. Please visit our website to complete our free no obligation visa eligibility form.”

Eligibility for the 2021 Residency Visa Criteria Have been in New Zealand on September 29 this year Be on an eligible visa or have applied for an eligible visa before September 29 Have lived in New Zealand for three or more years; or earn at or above the median wage ($27 per hour); or work in a role on the ‘scarce list’.

Visa eligibility All applicants must already hold a Post Study Work Visa, Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa, Essential Skills Work Visa, Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa, Migrant Exploitation Protection Work Visa and in some cases, a Critical Purpose Visitor Visa. Applications open Phase One opens December 1 for people who have submitted a Skilled Migrant Category or Residence from Work application, plus those with dependent children 17 years or older who currently have an SMC Expression of Interest submitted. Phase Two opens on March 1 next year for all other eligible applicants, including any others in the SMC Expression of Interest pool, can apply.

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Athol McCully, NAI Harcourts

Business is booming Despite the recent lockdown, or maybe because of it, NAI Harcourts is very busy currently dealing with both buyers and sellers of businesses.

e usually find that during a holiday period, enquiries for businesses ramp up, and we believe that’s because people have some time to consider what they would like to do next, and the thought of buying a business has strong appeal, says Athol McCully. “The recent lockdown had the same effect, so right now we are fielding a lot of enquiries, particularly from the North Island, from people who see Christchurch as an excellent location to live and own a business. “We are seeing strong enquiry on hospitality businesses such as cafes and restaurants, and accommodation businesses like motels, among the wide range of options. The opportunities are there, and people are keen to explore them. “If you are thinking of selling your business, or are seeking a business opportunity, now is a great time to act – don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience. We will be happy to have a confidential no-obligation chat to see how we can help you.”

Athol McCully and Cecilia Xiao Athol and Cecilia are experienced Business Brokers as a part of New Zealand’s largest team of NAI Harcourts Business Brokers. If you are seeking to buy or sell a business contact Athol or Cecilia.

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Q: I am buying an existing business, how does the handover with the previous owner work? A:

For a smooth change of ownership, key items which need attention include: 1. Staff: Liaise with the outgoing owner regarding which staff will be required by the new owner, who will need to provide new employment contracts. A Vendor deals with existing staff and pays any outstanding entitlements, etc. 2. EFTPOS: Arrange EFTPOS facilities with your Bank as early as possible to avoid handover complications. 3. Vendor assistance: In a sale there is usually a period of Vendor assistance (at no charge) where the previous owner assists the new owner in learning the intricacies of the business. Typically, this is up to 10 working days but varies depending on the experience of the new owner, and the business type. 4. Customers: Advise customers of the change of ownership, introducing the new owner, and acknowledging the outgoing owner – agree content between the parties before being sent. 5. A new owner should assess the business before making any changes – we have seen some people make major changes to a business immediately on takeover, with disastrous results, so be careful!

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ustainability isn’t just about climate change; it also means thinking about social factors, as well as governance. These factors impact and resonate with everyone differently which is why we cannot simply look at purchasing or investing decisions as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Considering sustainability when assessing whether to invest in a company, can not only align investments to your values and encourage companies to make positive change, it can also identify risks to the longevity and strength of a company’s business model. Socially responsible investing is here to stay. Socially responsible investing is anticipated to become increasingly important in the years ahead. Covid-19 has acted as a boost, with more investors now recognising the

importance of thinking about the bigger picture, rather than only pursuing returns. Gone are the days where the only focus for a company was on maximising shareholder value – a company must now be aware of the impacts of its activities on all stakeholders - shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, or society at large. To help investors, Craigs Investment Partners has developed sustainability scores, which provide valuable information for socially responsible investors. These weigh up key issues and highlight environmental, social and governance factors for investors to consider in an easy to understand way. Contact Craigs Investment Partners Christchurch branch on 03 379 3433 or email

he beauty of a print magazine, for example, is its tangibility. There is something almost luxurious about settling in with a cup of tea and flicking through the glossy pages, taking time to fully enjoy the reading experience. While online shopping is extremely convenient and useful in our busy world, it lacks this tactile experience with brands. People are multi-channel consumers and companies that create layered campaigns understand that this helps achieve unified messages, and an overall stronger voice and brand. Getting into people’s homes,

and more importantly into their hands, alongside a strong digital presence, works to support and even increase a company’s marketing effectiveness. It gives people tangibility, something to touch and physically share with friends and family. Recent research shows that letterbox marketing is rising, and big brands are reverting back to this kind of channel to support their digital and online presence. Layering campaigns across different channels is a winning combination for a brand’s marketing strategy, and print is, and always will be, an integral component.

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A helping hand Every child deserves a fair chance, and Christchurch businesswoman Lisa Mead is helping many of them achieve it.

ounder of accounting and business advisory firm Social Currency, Lisa is investing in the next generation through a business model that donates 10 percent of all sales to help at-risk youth in Aotearoa. A chartered accountant, Lisa has helped raise almost $100,000 for charitable groups. She knows from personal experience, as a single mum to son Dakota, the socioeconomic factors that come with social stigmas, risk factors and stereotypes. In addition to business and accounting, she studied psychology and sociology, learning the impact the mind and social factors have on individuals. Now she uses her knowledge to inspire young people to

dream, to realise success, and in their everyday decisionmaking processes. “Social Currency exists to support young people, particularly those who are vulnerable by birth or circumstance to be empowered and changed through time with mentors and positive role models. “The end goal is to break the inter-generational cycle that these statistics and risk factors contribute to. Resilient kids need positive thinking and a strong mindset for future success. “Together we make this a reality.” To put it simply, in the words of her son, Social Currency exists “to help kids have a better future”.

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ge 30, 40 and 50 may seem a long way off, and 65 incomprehensible, but come the day you do decide to opt for a life of retirement, early planning will prove invaluable. That’s where Shiree Hembrow, a financial adviser at phwealth, can help make a big difference. With more than 25 years’ experience in the financial planning industry, Shiree can assist clients with all aspects of wealth management and financial planning – from retirement planning to estate planning, budgeting to investing. She helps all manner of clients, specialising in helping women, from a young age, to participate confidently in financial activities. Women in particular need to think longer term and plan for retirement, says Shiree. “Statistically women live longer than men and earn less. This means women require more

money saved for what is likely to be a longer retirement. Women over 50 need reassurance they will not run out of money or be a burden on their families,” she explains. Statistics New Zealand data shows the gender pay gap was more than nine percent in the June 2021 quarter. “This means women earn less but will require more money saved for what is likely to be a longer retirement.” She says the sooner anyone starts saving, the better off they will be. “For instance if you’re 60 and want to retire in five years’ time, you will have to save so much more than if you had started 20 years earlier.” Recent research found that 86 percent of retired people aged over 65 rely strongly on New Zealand Superannuation for their income. “It’s easier if you own your own home, but if you don’t then a lot of the

superannuation will go on rent. If people want to maintain their standard of living they must have an additional source of income.” A recent HorizonPoll in New Zealand showed Kiwis are putting more money into lifestyle assets ahead of investments. Shiree’s advice is to invest a higher proportion into growth funds, i.e. shares rather than fixed interest investments, as shares have a higher expected return over the long term. She can help you determine the correct proportion of growth funds based on your financial goals, your risk profile and your investment time frame. “It’s a more volatile market, but longterm you will reap the rewards as your investment assets build to support your years in retirement.” Phone Shiree on 03 288 0499 or 027 289 1563, or email her at Metropol 28 October, 2021 25


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Shaping the future Resource Management is a dynamic and rapidly changing area of law, with ambitious reforms planned.


hat’s where Anderson Lloyd partner Sarah Eveleigh comes into play. For Sarah, the most enjoyable part of her practice is the variety of work each day, and the team nature of this area of law. Having graduated with both a law and a science degree, resource management law is Sarah’s natural focus. “Our clients, including developers, industry and the rural sector, all tell us that the pace of change is one of their biggest challenges at the moment. It is our role to provide as much guidance as possible, identifying the issues which are most likely to affect them, and focusing on how to best achieve their objectives.” “We work closely with our clients as well as consultants from a range of other disciplines. Within the firm we are a very connected team and collaborate across our other offices in Auckland, Dunedin and Queenstown. For the most part we get to be forward looking, assisting clients to shape the future operation of their businesses, enable development, and protect our most important natural resources. It’s so rewarding to see a project you have worked on come to fruition,” says Sarah. Sarah began working at Anderson Lloyd in 2007, becoming a partner in 2019. She’s seen a raft of changes over that time, both at Anderson Lloyd and in the area of resource management law.

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“Being aligned in our values and focused on delivering on these is very important part of who we are and how we operate,” she says. Anderson Lloyd has made good progress in terms of gender equity, with 42 percent of the partners at the firm being female. “We are consciously making positive inroads in developing a deeper understanding and awareness of te ao Māori through firm-wide te reo Māori lessons, and a cultural awareness programme that is Ngāi Tahu centred and delivered by Naia. Anderson Lloyd is also a member of Diversity Works,” says Sarah. She supports the way Anderson Lloyd looks at sustainability in a practical manner with local decisions that make sense. “It is important to look at sustainability though a broad lens, not just a focus on the environment, but also what this means for our business, our staff and the community. At Anderson Lloyd, we have made changes to the way we work, reduced carbon emissions including reduced business travel, increased use of community days and encouraged more staff engagement in sustainability goals with local sustainability committees currently being introduced,” says Sarah. Anderson Lloyd is the first large law firm to be Toitū carbonzero accredited, is a Living Wage Employer and is also a member of the Sustainable Business Council. Metropol 28 October, 2021 27

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’ve known Ali from when she was in the old Shades Arcade more than 20 years ago. Every year since then I make two shopping trips here to update my summer/winter wardrobe,” Jan says. This is Jan’s first visit in two years to Made in the Shade, no thanks to Covid, and she is eager to explore the racks of newly arrived summer stock. There are the brightest greens and tangerines from Blackstone; zany patterns from Bittermoon; slimline jackets and flouncy skirts from Anne Mardell; linen tops (plain and patterned) from Naturals; organic Egyptian cotton from Optimum, and traffic-stopping trousers from Lisette and Vassali. Enroute to the fitting rooms, Jan and Lorrie compliment Ali on yet another sensational season curation. Ali knows what her clients like and strives to deliver the goods. “That is why they return year after year. My strong customer loyalty is something I value deeply and never take for granted.” With easy parking right outside, browse what’s hot for summer at Made in the Shade, 151a Colombo Street.

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Travel is back on the agenda for many, even though it’s mostly exploring our own country. Mix and match is the key to packing for any occasion, so be sure to pick garments that work three ways. Also pick your colours to either complement or contrast the rest of your travel wardrobe. Scanlan Theodore gingham bralet in coral

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he word estilo is Spanish for style, and the name definitely captures what the carefully curated boutique is all about. “We believe that fashion is what you want it to be, it can empower you and give you confidence. Whether or not there is a beautifully wrapped purchase in their hand, Estilo clients leave our store feeling great,” says owner Suzanne Raines. The team really does love fashion and helping clients with styling is a passion. The exceptional service is matched by the gorgeous





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he boutique shoe store’s beautiful selection is carefully curated by store owner Lenore Farrelly. As someone who knows how important it is to get behind homegrown brands, she is always looking to stock fabulous and unique shoes from talented New Zealand designers. A few favourites instore include Kathryn Wilson, Bresley, Minx, Briarwood, CReed,

and the much-loved Chaos and Harmony, which Lenore is excited to get into store in time for summer. Beautiful new season designs include sleek and simple sandals with gold buckle details, cool and casual slides with subtle silver studs, elegant mules with simple block heels, and a selection of fun heels with a bit of glitz.

Coming into the festive, warmer seasons is a great time to refresh your footwear. Wink has a wide range of options that offer comfort and style; the kind of shoes that can take you from the office to after-work drinks, into the weekend and everywhere in between. Check out the collection online or pop into the friendly boutique.


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Gyms have peak times: going outside of these hours, when the gym is quieter can feel less intimidating. Some gyms have an app which will track how busy it is, so you can check when it is generally quieter.


verseas research by UK health club chain PureGym has revealed several ways to help tackle “gymtimidation” and improve confidence for new and existing gym members. The research found that one in three gym members (39 percent) considered quitting due to a lack in confidence in their training or time at the gym. Here are some of the top tips for reducing gym anxiety.

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Foundation awards $865,000 for health research Eight local medical researchers have been awarded a total of $865,000 in funding from the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) as part of its annual Major Project Grants round.


his year’s research topics include Huntington’s Disease, cannabis use in pregnancy, stuttering in children, tuberculosis, mental health, prostate and breast cancer. Foundation Director Melissa Haberfield says CMRF is delighted that its annual grants process has continued despite Covid-19 lockdowns, as a number of similar funding programmes have not. “Researchers rely on securing funding to undertake their projects. Supporting Canterbury-based health and wellbeing research is our reason for being,” she explains. “It’s testament to the hard work of our team and the dedication of our loyal supporters who have donated to fund these world class research projects. Research is incredibly important and shouldn’t stop because of things like Covid-19. In fact, it’s more important than ever.” CMRF received a record number of applications this year, highlighting the demand for health and medical research funding. All researchers are aligned with one of CMRF’s host institutions including University of Canterbury, University of Otago Christchurch and New Zealand Brain Research Institute.

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Dr Vanessa Morris Biochemistry

Dr Daniel Foley Cancer Research

Dr Campbell Le Heron Brain Research

Dr Jenni Manuel Mental Health

Dr Elisabeth Phillips Cancer Research

Dr Catherine Theys Child Health

Dr Timothy Allison Biochemistry

Dr Amy Osborne Human Biology

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Currently more than 37 CMRF funded research projects are underway, with some of them already producing important findings and interim results. The CMRF is a non-profit organisation focused on investing in world class research to achieve better health and well-being outcomes for people through the prevention, treatment and ultimately, the cure of life threatening and debilitating conditions. Since it was established in 1960 by Sir

Don Beaven, it has funded more than $30 million in research into devastating conditions such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart disease, bowel disease, strokes, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. The Foundation is reliant on the goodwill and financial support of generous individuals, trusts and businesses. This support during the last 60 years means the foundation has investments in excess of $14 million and is able to award research grants in the order of $1 million, annually. www Metropol 28 October, 2021 41


Get lemons, make lemonade




Make marmalade


Preserve them


Lemon Curd



Lemons add sweetness and tartness to baking so think lemon cake, muffins, slices, biscuits, a sprinkle of zest in or on baked goodies, and also a drizzle of home-made lemon syrup. Don’t forget lemon tarts and lemon meringue pie.

A change from traditional orange and grapefruit marmalades, the lemon variety is tangy and zingy on the tastebuds, and aside from livening up your morning toast, can be used numerous ways for delicious desserts and baking too.

Bottling lemons means you can enjoy them long after their season has closed. Try Annabel Langbein’s easy preserving recipe, after which you can use them in a myriad of dishes especially Moroccan cuisine, stews and tagines.

Homemade lemon curd is another easy way to use up surplus lemons. Ingredients include butter, eggs and juicy lemons. If you’re making a Pavlova, save the egg yolks and make lemon curd. It tastes great as a pav topping.

Lemons make a great variety of thirstquenching drinks such as homemade lemonade, lemon cordial and even limoncello if you’re game. Packed full of Vitamin C, they also make a revitalising hot toddy mixed with honey and hot water.





Lemon trees are prolific fruit bearers in winter and through into spring and summer. If you can’t give them away, try a few of these ideas...



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Serves 4-6

Method 1.

Combine all curd ingredients in a saucepan. Whisk gently over a low heat until thick, about 8 minutes. Make sure the mixture never boils or sticks to the base of the pan.


Once the curd is thick, pour into a jug, cover tightly with cling film and place in the fridge to completely cool.

3. 4. 5.

6 egg yolks 100g caster sugar 400ml tropical fruit juice 45g butter 1 lime, zest & juice 35g corn flour


200g plain flour 45g desiccated coconut 100g butter 1 Tbsp icing sugar 2-3 Tbsp water


2 egg whites 100g caster sugar

Bring the mixture together with 2-3 tablespoons of water to form a stiff dough. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. When chilled, roll out the pastry on a floured surface and then line the skillet, allowing the pastry to slightly overhang the side.


Pierce the pastry several times with a fork, line with parchment paper and fill the pastry case with baking beans or rice.


Bake for 10 minutes. Remove baking beans or rice and bake for a further 8 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly.


When the curd has completely cooled, pour into pastry and set aside whilst you make the meringue.


In a very clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until firm and fluffy. Using a tablespoon, slowly add spoonfuls of sugar whilst continuously whisking. Once all the sugar is incorporated, continue to whisk until firm glossy peaks form.


Spoon the meringue into a piping bag and pipe meringue kisses on top of the curd and sprinkle with coconut. Bake for a further 15 minutes.


Remove from the oven and finish with lime zest.

To serve

Zest of 1 lime 20g coconut flakes, toasted

Place the flour, butter, icing sugar and desiccated coconut in a food processor. Pulse to create a fine breadcrumb texture.


Ingredients Curd

Preheat the oven to 200 deg C.

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Tropical curd skillet tart with meringue kisses

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Spicy and complex, the beautifully lifted bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, game, mushroom and nutmeg characters, leading to a juicy palate that is elegantly weighted and beautifully rounded.

Award-winning bottle fermented sparkling wine. A blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, slightly citrusy and appley flavours, with a crisp dry finish. Perfect for any celebration.

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Fresh and ready to enjoy! Our Pinot Gris is a drier style, with wonderful texture and opulent fruit flavour. Chill lightly and enjoy with friends.

Celebrating the vibrancy and purity of Mt Difficulty’s Pinot Noir fruit from Central Otago, this savoury Rosé displays red berry fruit and floral characters. Perfect for sipping in the sun this summer, find it at your local liquor store.

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Melton Estate Summer Love Sparkling Summer Love Sparkling is Canterbury’s favourite celebration wine. A great wine for the summer months and any celebration. In 750ml and 375ml bottles, plus 330ml cans!

Terrace Edge 2018 St Laurent An interesting Austrian red grape – known as the “wild cousin of Pinot Noir,” sweetly fruited with silky, smooth tannins. Tasting at the cellar door.

cuisine On the Go Coffee has its own accessories, and Keep Cups are a stylish option to take your coffee with you, keep it warm and do your little bit for the environment at the same time.

Next stop: Caffeination Station

Taste of Italy


Coffee runs through the veins of many Kiwis, and that java fix is a key part of the day (or night) for all ages. We have a few favourites when it comes to getting our caffeine fix at home.

The Italians are renowned for their love of espresso, so what better way to dream of an Italian escape than to brew your own getaway with a Bialetti stove top.

Fast but fancy Get your fix in a flash with easy-to-use machines and flavour profiles from around the globe.

Café at home This is for those who like to indulge at their local, but aren’t always ready to ditch the pjs… Make home your new local with the café quality of a Breville Barista Express in Black Sesame

For the Art of Coffee This one is for coffee connoisseurs. Get the best taste and benefits out of your coffee with Chemex, while also enjoying the art of pourover coffee.

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Central Bark Café PET friendly café. Let our experienced baristas create amazing coffee for you and then whip up a Puppuccino for your four legged friend! Our cabinet food showcases our hand crafted goodies or choose from our expansive menu. We cater to a broad range of dietary requirements. Open 7 days. Pet Central Papanui Superstore 11 Langdons Rd, Papanui Ph 0800 48 77 38

The Dish welcomes you to experience our Asian Fusion menu… once you have tasted you will keep coming back again and again! We offer a tremendous range of entrees and mains… and are vegan and vegetarian friendly. Try our brand new Dumpling Menu – you will be impressed! Lunch Special - $15 Lunch: Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm Dinner: Mon-Sun 5pm-9.30pm

Stocking the well-known French-inspired J’aime Les Macarons. She Universe Chocolates, Italian Gelato, and mouth- watering freshly creamed donuts. Sweet Société offers a twist of European tea, French Baked Cheese Cakes, meringues, and more. With a wide range of gluten-free treats, you can be sure to find something for the whole family. All freshly baked and delivered daily. Open 7 Days.

Open 7 days 376 Montreal St, City Centre Ph 03 925 9787

356 Colombo Street, Sydenham (inside Colombo Mall) Ph 03 365 2771

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SISSY’S KITCHENETTE Addington Proud to announce we are now situated in our own store on Lincoln Rd - we create a range of baked goods such as celebration cakes, savouries, bread, including a variety of Keto & Gluten Free options We also bake authentic Filipino desserts. Open Tue-Sun - check Facebook for hours.

MOSAIC BY SIMO Addington Being New Zealands first authentic Moroccan Restaurant, we feel a great responsibility to introduce our guests to the wonderful flavors and hospitality of Morocco and provide an unforgettable dining experience. Savour the many layers of herbs and spices, infused oils and fragrant waters, the sweetness of syrups, honeyed fruits and nuts, the pungent saltiness of preserved lemons and olives. So, take time to share the pleasure of eating at Mosaic by Simo.

3a Wise Street, Addington Ph. 027 563 2125

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LITTLE RIVER CAFE & STORE Little River We are famous around Canterbury as specialists in rustic home-cooked savoury and sweet foods. We have heaps of great gift ideas in our store, championing all that is local and you will not find a better wine or craft beer selection anywhere on the Peninsula. Open 7 days.

Main Road, Little River Ph 03 325 1933

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We’re kicking off the ‘summer pancake season’ at the Christmas Country Fete on Thurs 28 October, followed by the Hanmer Fete on Fri 29 October, then the Clearview Fete on Sunday 31 October. Come and enjoy absolutely delicious food made from scratch, using fresh, local ingredients. See you there or contact us for a private booking.

Q: What makes a mad hatter mad? A: Missing a trip to the White Rabbit Café.

Ph: 027 3277 289

1683 Christchurch Akaroa Rd Ph: 022 156 7527

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You will leave smiling like a Cheshire cat and feel fitter than a March Hare after you’ve had your magical food and quenched your thirst with one of our delicious drinks. Our food is of the highest quality fit for a Mad Hatters Tea Party.

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At Flick the Bean, you’ll experience delicious homemade scones, pies and sweet treats. Enjoy our Switch Coffee made by our experienced Baristas. We are locally owned and located next to Challenge Waimak.

Take the work out of your next dinner party. Providing a genuine customer-focused experience using natural products, delivered by our family-focused team. • Private Functions • Weddings • Events • Consulting & Temp Chefs

Mon - Fri 6am - 2pm, Sat 7am-1pm Text your coffee order to 022 382 3877 5 Main North Rd, Kaiapoi Christchurch 7691

Ph: 027 356 1212

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NEW REGENT STREET, CHRISTCHURCH CUISINE FROM NEW REGENT STREET’S TOP RESTAURANTS, CAFES AND DESSERT BARS Join us for a unique lunch in the spectacular setting of the Spanish Mission architectural style that New Regent Street offers, on Friday 26th November 2021! Our fabulous New Regent Street restaurants have created beautiful menus. Head to the website, have a read, choose your favourite and book a ticket. Simply arrive between 12pm – 1pm on Friday 26th November 2021. We will be hosting a silent auction on the day with all proceeds going to I am Hope. We are delighted that Premium wine sponsor, Chard Farm, has agreed to sponsor this event after sponsoring the Arrowtown Long Lunch for the past 10 years with their amazing selection of wines that will be available for purchase. Emerson’s Brewery has also come on board as our official beer sponsor, with an exciting range of refreshing beers. Gibbston Valley Wines will be bringing the bubbles! The New Regent Street Long Lunch holds a special licence for the Sale and Supply of Alcohol. There is no BYO permitted at the Long Lunch.

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THE ELMWOOD Strowan Eat - Drink - Play New Menu - Daily Specials • Xmas Functions • Quiz Nights • Meetings! Watch all Racing LIVE! Superb food, great prices. Ample free parking! Your new local! Open 7 Days 10am-11pm HNZ Excellence 2021 Finalist ‘Best Local’

1 Normans Road, Strowan Ph: 03 355 5345 Find us on:



Housed in a new building with a clear roof, repurposed 120-year-old Lyttelton fishing boat as the bar, and packed with plants, Arbour Woodfired Pizza is like walking into a giant glass house. With a menu that follows the seasons using almost 100% NZ sourced ingredients, our highly experienced, dedicated pizza chefs work with our beautiful woodfired oven to produce stunning artisanal pizza you can’t get anywhere else. Visit us for an experience like no other.

This is Christchurch’s best kept secret! With a castle like feel, this is a welcoming bustling cafe by day and a lux chilled out bar & casual dining restaurant by night. Family friendly and affordable, a unique heritage building experience just 10 minutes from the CBD. Menu and online booking on website. Cafe | Bar | Restaurant High Tea | Weddings Functions | Beer Garden

17 Oxford Street, Lyttelton

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For the freshest seafood caught locally and around NZ, Fisherman’s Wharf is the place to visit. With plenty of fresh fish cooked to perfection and there are plenty of other dish options to choose from. Fisherman’s Wharf is in the heart of Lyttelton over looking the working port - the view is top class and forever changing. A very relaxing nautical vibe.

Picnics at the beach, boot parties at the races, work shouts, birthday parties, BBQs, or just because!

39 Norwich Quay, Lyttelton Ph 03 328 7530

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Check out our website and order your catering directly online, or pop in and see us. Open 7 days.

THE PEDAL PUSHER Addington Delicious meals, refreshing beverages, relaxing atmosphere. Book your function now! Come and enjoy our warm atmosphere and friendly service. Open: 7 days 11am till late.

284 Lincoln Road, Addington Ph 03 335 0095

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What an awesome time of year – just beautiful & a good time to start planning! We are now taking orders for Christmas! Order your gift hampers, raw, smoked & hot smoked fillets & whitebait – or if you prefer some prawns or pizza. A great choice for all - be sure to get what you want for this special time of year. We look forward to seeing you in store soon.

We make the freshest and best authentic Chinese food to delight your palate and feed your soul. Our food is made with healthy ingredients using our very own recipes. Try our homemade Dumplings, made fresh for you everyday and our new Dim Sum lunch menu. No MSG. Gluten free options available. Dine-in or takeaway + Menulog and UberEats. BYO wine & fully licensed. Open Tues to Sat 11.30am-9.30pm, Sun 11.30am-9pm.

Crafted in the heart of Geraldine, the Humdinger Dry and Citrus Gins are worldclass. Winning Gold & Silver Medals in their first year of operation is testament to the diligence of the distillers. The Dry Gin is an absolute classic with a beautifully long finish, while the Citrus Gin is fragrantly enticing and refreshing. Order online or have a tasting in the Distillery to find your new favourite.

Now Open - In the Provedore of the Bush Inn Centre Ph. 021 184 6113

21a Main North Rd, Papanui Ph. 03 354 6818

3a Talbot St alleyway, Geraldine

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THE AFFORDABLE FOOD TRAILER COMPANY You dream it – we transform it! We start with a blank canvas (the size and model of your chosen trailer), and can do a fitout for any business or purpose you can imagine (not just food!). If you have an idea and want professionals to design and fitout a vehicle to make it work - talk to the experts now. We work with you to suit your budget and needs... and can make the whole process very cost effective.



Mona Vale Homestead’s charming Pantry is now open for summer, Wednesday to Sunday from 9am. Head Chef, Keshan Sedara, focuses on North Canterbury produce in the lunch menu, delicate High Teas and moreish brunch offerings. A perfect restaurant to relax with family and friends.

It’s a destination reminiscent of a time when ‘taking tea’ in a fine establishment was an occasion. Indulge in a Traditional High Tea this festive season. Birthdays, anniversaries, bridals and baby showers are all catered for and will be made into memorable affairs where you’re treated like a Royal. Book your high tea today! Use code MetPB and get 10% off your booking.

Call Pete: 021 0259 4977

40 Mona Vale Avenue, Fendalton Ph: 03 341 7450

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Boogie into Christmas The countdown to Christmas is on and besides the shopping and myriad Yuletide preparations, there’s the office Christmas function to arrange.


t’s important to get this right. A cluster of colleagues glued to their devices during a work do then making excuses to leave early is no way to end the year. At Boo Radley’s, this never happens. Here is the supreme venue – the superstar of venues. Open seven days from 4pm till late, this award-winning, southern-USA styled restaurant

and bar features live music and performance, stand-up comedy, burlesque and open-mic events. The food is hearty and scrumptious, and the plate sharing selection, composed of the finest ingredients, means there’s something for everyone and nobody goes home hungry. Toast Christmas with a local or international craft beer, a wine from the hand-picked wine list, or savour a bourbon

from an extensive selection of bourbon whiskeys. Cocktails can be ordered from the menu or patrons can request their own signature cocktail to be crafted on the spot.

To show your hard-working team that you’re no Ebenezer Scrooge, gift them a bourbon or cocktail masterclass. Celebrate the spirit of Christmas at Boo Radley’s. Level 1, 98 Victoria Street.

Calls for celebration Heading into the warmer months is the perfect time to get together and celebrate.


or a special day out, Melton Estate is the place to visit. The boutique winery is just a short, scenic drive from Christchurch, and a true escape from the city. The family winery is set amongst lush rows of vines, and makes the perfect backdrop for any celebration. Whether it is a belated birthday, new job, engagement or just to reconnect with loved ones, a celebratory lunch at Melton Estate is the dreamiest way to spend the day. The beauty of the winery is that you get your own space to make the celebration your own. Be it a long lunch in the modern restaurant, or a more laid-back style, seated outside with platters and bubbles, the team can work with you to create your perfect day. The private vineyard tour and wine tasting experience is second to none, and allows you to not only taste the wines, but also experience the growing process. The walking tour will take you through the lush vineyards, tasting the beautiful boutique wines in the row they were grown in. The tour is a fun and light-hearted way to learn about and taste the wines that are so lovingly made at Melton Estate. | | 03 347 4968 50 28 October, 2021 Metropol


BUNCO’S Amberley

THE MILK BAR West Melton

We are an award winning southern-USA styled bar & restaurant with a distinctly NZ twist. We offer a great sharing plate selection, complemented by exceptional cocktails, craft beers, and a hand picked wine list. We are available for function hire including wedding receptions, birthdays, work functions and engagement parties, and have live music every Wed to Sat from soloists to bands and open mic nights.

Whether you are passing through Amberley or looking for a great destination café to visit, you’ll be made to feel welcome at Bunco’s. We take pride in making everything onsite including brioche burger buns, pies, homemade ice cream and sweet treats in the cabinet. We have a great selection of glutenfree pies and slices too! We are a locally owned family business and treat all our customers like they’re part of our family.

Fish n Chips, Burgers, Nachos, American Hot Dogs, Milk Shakes/Slushies – every flavour! Soft Serve Ice Cream, Kids play area, OldSchool Space Invaders Machine. Licensed. Dine In/Take Away. Hours - 11am to 7.30pm(ish) - 7 days.

Level 1/98 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central Open 7 Days Ph. 03 366 9906

Open 6 days: 6am - 4pm 47 Carters Road, Amberley Ph 03 423 6285

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Cafe Mayfield is an integral part of the beautiful Mayfield scenic route. Offering great food and either dine in or takeaway. You will find all that awesome comfort food families love, such as our wonderful homemade sausage rolls and burgers. We also offer fish & chips. Make us your next family destination or stop in when travelling - complete with Children’s Playground.

Gold Card Lunches Mon-Fri Mon/Tue Wood-fired pizzas $20 Tues Quiz night - free entry & prizes Wednesday $15 Burgers Sunday $10 Waffles Function Room - fundraisers/private functions Takeaways available. Open 7 days: Sun 9am-late, Mon-Sat 11.30-late

1992 Arundel Rakaia Gorge Rd, Mayfield Ph: 03 303 6210

Weedons Ross Road, West Melton Village Ph 03 421 6481

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MELTON ESTATE West Melton Visit Melton Estate in West Melton for a wonderful winery restaurant experience. There are 9 different wines to pair with our seasonal lunch menu. We also host family celebrations and corporate events. Visit our Cellar Door in West Melton or shop online. Open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. Cnr Weedons Ross & Johnson Rds West Melton Ph 03 347 4968 Find us on: Metropol 28 October, 2021 51



At Artisanz our vision is simple, to bring people together. Our uniquely crafted platters, grazing tables and platter giftboxes create a delicious focal point, allowing people to connect, share and experience the joy of food. Customised catering to meet your individual needs. Imagine surprising your loved ones, clients, staff, colleagues or friends with one of our amazing gift box platters delivered to their door.

A stunning lake side restaurant and functions venue, open for lunch, dinner and weekend breakfast. Enjoy our al-fresco deck with stunning views over the lake to the alps. The perfect venue for functions – weddings, family celebrations or a day trip for lunch. 5 minutes off the main highway from Ashburton.

Ph. 027 559 0222 Find us on:

MANDEVILLE STREET KITCHEN Riccarton New to Mandeville Street! Sarah-Jane’s new venture… Delicious food and great coffee being prepared daily on premises. With only the very best of fresh local ingredients. Eat in, takeaway and catering available.

Lake Hood Drive, Lake Hood, Ashburton Ph 03 302 6064

4/57 Mandeville Street, Riccarton Ph. 03 343 6394

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SPICE HUB Heathcote Valley

An abundance of proper deliciousness freshly made daily. You’ll feel like a local the moment you walk in and will notice the many regulars who love our food. A seriously tempting brunch menu and selection of slices and biscuits to enjoy with afternoon (or morning) tea. We use delicious Hummingbird coffee beans and along with our talented baristas you get the perfect brew every time. Visit us for an experience like no other.

Spice Hub’s menu includes all your favourite chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetarian curries. All you have to do is decide what to eat and place an order. We have something for everyone. Come and try our secret recipes that are cooked to perfection using the finest blend of authentic Indian spices and richest ingredients to make your tastebuds go WOW!

YesChef Events & Catering brings you a wide variety of catering options from our fully self-sufficient mobile kitchen. Our menus offer: Casual ‘Food Truck Experiences’, fully serviced ‘Canape’ & ‘Fork & Talk’ packages and ‘Grazing Tables’ just to name a few… the options are endless!

The Colombo Mall 23/363 Colombo St. Ph 03 377 7699

3/66 Port Hills Road Ph. 03 260 0438

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COSY CAFÉ Casebrook


Located on Cavendish Road, locally owned café with a wide range of homemade cabinet food, full breakfast, brunch and lunch menu available. Providing gluten free options and can cater for any other dietary requirements on request. Enjoy our Hummingbird roasted coffee blend made by our experienced baristas. Open 6 days, Mon-Sat 7am–4pm. 24/150 Cavendish Road, Casebrook Ph. 03 352 0412


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It is with mixed feelings that we announce our closure from November until further notice as The Elms Hotel becomes an official MIQ Facility. We are sad that we will be unable to see our loyal regulars, but happy to be playing our part in bringing Kiwis back home during these uncertain times. We would like to thank all those who have supported us over the years, and hope to see you again in the future. 456 Papanui Road, Christchurch Ph 03 352 4903 Find us on:

In your glass Moet & Chandon Brut 1.5 Litre Founded in 1743 by Claude Moet this is a Champagne we have all come to love. This magnum of one of Champagnes finest is sure to wow at any event. It’s the number one selling Champagne in the world and 26 million bottles a year can’t be wrong. A magnum makes a statement.

1.5 litre, $169.99

Veuve Clicquot Brut 3 Litre

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Madame Clicquot was known for her ground-breaking working in refining Champagne as a whole. Creating the first vintage in 1810 and clarifying the wine with a process called riddling. Inventor of the rose and a widow doing it by herself this is an epic Champagne brand and when she said, “Only one quality, the finest,” she meant it.

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FORMOSA Ashburton

Enjoy fresh Belgian Waffles, Gourmet Shakes, award winning Deep South Ice Cream and Mojo Coffee. Relax and watch the world go by outside or sit upstairs and enjoy the New Regent Street vibe from above. Perfect after dinner or after show treat.

We are open during dinner service on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We welcome all the company dinners, family gatherings, and friends nights out! Set meals are also available. Make this Christmas a memorable one with Formosa!

12 New Regent Street Ph 0210 284 4410

173 West Street, Ashburton Ph 03 308 7874

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Big Daddy’s Stores

Shirley 03 386 0528 205 Hills Rd

Blenheim Road 03 343 1523 280 Blenheim Rd

Parklands 03 383 2478 60 Queenspark Drive

Brougham Street 03 366 5737 151 Waltham Rd Eastgate 03 381 3660 227 Linwood Avenue

Hillmorton 03 338 7733 7 Halswell Rd Rangiora 03 310 8200 28 High St

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Creating bonds through cooking Rekindling connections that have been neglected during Covid-19 disruptions is imperative for business relationships.

oming together and sharing food is one of the best, time honoured ways to nurture and bond with others. One that is approached in a unique way during Riverside Kitchen’s cooking classes. “The past 18 months have been hard slog for a lot of people,” says owner Kirsten Fox. “It’s vital for businesses to let their clients know that they’re important to them.” The classes are also an excellent way for clients to get to know another side of the people they are used to only seeing on a professional level. Choose from a MasterChef-type team challenge or the Mystery Box Challenge. “The Pasta Challenge is really popular and fun,” says Kirsten. “We’re right upstairs from Riverside Market. The teams are given Riverside dollars which they use to buy ingredients for a ravioli filling, then they run back and get cooking.” Think of it as a group bonding experience without having to do an obstacle course, through mud. Kirsten says that you can cook your way to better relationships. Call 021 168 7209, email




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Bulk buys available 1905 SH 75, 2RD, Motukarara Ph: 03 329 7905

Find us at these markets: Sat: Lincoln Sun: Rudolf Steiner School 19 Ombersley Tce, Opawa

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Riverside Kitchen is a charming cooking school nestled above the Riverside Market. We offer hands-on and demonstration classes, along with a range of private and corporate events.

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Open: Mon-Fri 6am-5pm, Sat-Sun 8am-4pm 8 Colombo Street, Cashmere Ph 03 337 0403 54 28 October, 2021 Metropol

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In addition to a great range of dried food ingredients, come and explore the attached cottage where an extensive range of British sweets, Dutch liquorice, Kiwi favourites, handmade chocolates, fudge and beautifully wrapped gifts await you. Open 7 days.

Finish your ham off with Lilly’s delicious Apricot Ham Glaze - it’s easy as! Cook ham to almost done then remove rind and score. Pack with brown sugar and pour the glaze over. Grill in the oven and baste every 2mins till cooked to your preference. Just gorgeous! Available now at select stores or online at and various fetes.

Delicious Cream Puffs prepared fresh for you to try and one of our most popular favourites! Choose your flavour …. Custard, Chocolate or Green tea cream. Excellent choice for children’s and adults parties and picnics. South City Mall Colombo Street Ph: 03 943 4066



We stock quality brands at great prices. Catering for your everyday kitchen needs as well as those specialty items. If we don’t have it chances are we can get it - just ask. 34b Talbot Street, Geraldine P. 03 693 8632 E.

Eat | Drink | Experience ‘Your Local’ Beach Bar & Restaurant. Serving up fresh & delicious food for sharing. Enjoy the huge sunny outdoor terrace & patio with a cold craft beer, local wine or cocktail. Live Music every Friday, see you here.



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FIONA’S FOOD You just arrive and enjoy a fully catered function in Fiona’s beautiful garden setting. Delicious homemade cuisine. Barbecues, platters, or even a cooking class demonstration. Allow us to fully host your next corporate function, end of year get together, or family occasion. All enquiries welcome. Ph 027 2295671

EDENS HARVEST It’s Edens Harvest’s 1st anniversary! We would like to take this time to thank everyone for supporting our small local fruit & veg shop. Come on in anytime to enjoy our real fruit ice creams and our daily specials on selected items. 209 Waimairi Road, Ilam Shopping Complex Open Mon-Sat

A Bakery treasure trove at the bottom of the hill. An easy location for you to pop in and stock up on our bakery products. Delicious hand made cakes, Danish pastries, pies, sausage rolls and Underground Coffee. Catering also available. 73 Centaurus Rd, Huntsbury Ph. 337 8214

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Come visit our store for all your delicious and healthy fresh fish. So many options available. See our Facebook page for our daily catch. Mon-Sat 9.30-7pm, Sun 9.30-3pm Shop 2, 125 Main South Rd, Sockburn Ph 027 300 7070 Metropol 28 October, 2021 55


Here comes the sun Longer days equate to more sun and time spent relaxing in our sunniest spots. Many homes have sun rooms, positioned where best to capture the warm rays. Of course it doesn’t have to be a whole room, maybe just a sunny corner with some cosy chairs, a coffee table, a few books, a rug and some soft cushions. Here are some suggestions from Metropol.



White is ideal for a sunroom because it helps to enhance the airy mood of the space. Paint the walls and ceiling white or light colours, and use floaty, airy window treatments, and white or bright coloured contrast furniture. A mid-coloured floor will help to keep the room grounded.

Comfy cosy is the order of the day with sofas and chairs. Wicker works well too, as do slatted wooden beach-style chairs with soft cushions. Add a few throws and pillows, some potted plants, maybe a drinks trolley, and a coffee table laden with books and Metropol magazines.



Decorate your space according to your style and colours. For a minimalist sunroom try a candle lantern, a favourite piece of art and furniture with clean lines. For a more boho look, use wicker, bright textiles and prints, jute rugs and woven planters. You could also try outdoor furniture and accessories.

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Sun-day style When the sun is shining and the air is warm, a place to relax outside, read a book and enjoy a tipple should be on everyone’s to-do list.

PAINT Back wall in Resene Aspiring with paint effect in Resene FX Paint Effects medium tinted to Resene Moon Mist Right wall, breeze blocks and vase in Resene Moon Mist Bench seat in Resene Aspiring Deck in Resene Woodsman Uluru Table and large plant pot in Resene Teak Tray in Resene Flax Small plant pot in Resene Siam Chair in Resene Yuma ACCESSORIES Cushions from Allium Interiors and Shut the Front Door.

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hether your outdoor area is big or small, having one dedicated space where you can sit with a book – or drink – in hand makes all the difference on a hot summer’s day or a balmy summer’s night. What’s more, creating an outdoor patio that’s stylish, welcoming and cosy, will not only make this area an extra living space, but a destination. Bring life and intrigue to the walls with

Resene FX Paint Effects, a tintable acrylic. This textured look gives you an opportunity to create a unique alternative to traditional wall coverings and is especially appropriate for outdoor areas where such options are more difficult to work in effectively. The walls on this outdoor patio have been painted in Resene Aspiring with paint effect Resene FX Paint Effects Medium tinted in Resene Moon Mist.

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If you’re wanting a similar solid paint colour to Resene Woodsman Uluru, try Resene Double Pavlova, a green-tinted cream, or Resene Teak, a rustic brown. These earthy yellow hues are paired beautifully with similarly earthy greens such as Resene Flax on the tray and Resene Siam on the small plant pot, which provide a soft contrast to the gentle, textured walls. Don’t forget to accessorise with textured cushions in similar colours to Resene Wafer, Resene Castle Rock and Resene Travis, with a sizeable rattan rug and leafy, tropical plants for a nature-inspired look.

In this outdoor patio, light is bounced around through bright popping hues and soft highlights. The deck stained in Resene Woodsman Uluru, a blonded brown wood stain, brings in warmth from below, where it is matched with pops of sunny-inspired hues such as the table and large plant pot in the rustic and casual mustard of Resene Teak and the rattan chair in the green and yellow toned beige of Resene Yuma.

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The beauty of wood The loveliness of solid timber has been pleasing the human eye for millennia and we never tire of an exquisitely hewn piece in pale or dark woods or reds, or striped and patterned. However, as time passes there are fewer people about with the ability to bring that beauty into our homes.


f you are renovating or building, you can’t do better for adding value, point of difference, stopping visitors in their tracks, and of course your everyday pleasure than to bring crafted solid wood into your home. But where to find a team who have the skills and will take the time? Murray Hewitt Joinery has not only the craft and the time, but the passion for working in solid wood. Every job from replacing window sashes to stairs, balustrading to bi-folding doors is approached with care and enthusiasm. “We have just completed a solid timber library and entry way,” says director Murray Hewitt, “its really stunning.” Able to source just about any wood you can think of from maple and walnut to American oak and wenge, just bring in the looks you’d like to replicate, and the team will help select the right wood for the job.

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Playing it safe Security systems play a vital role in protecting students, staff and assets at schools.


pgrading those systems to feature the latest technology and innovations isn’t always easy, but it is essential. When Christchurch Boys’ High School needed a

comprehensive upgrade, it turned to a local company for a solution. “Previous to Combined Security Solutions upgrading our electronic security systems,

we had an outdated system that was difficult to manage, use and expand for future growth at our school premise,” says deputy principal Craig Dunnett. “With the addition of new classroom




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facilities, hall and cycle storage and our main block redevelopment (in progress at the moment), we needed state-of-the-art security which included CCTV to protect our students, staff and school assets “Combined Security Solutions provided us with a design and system that met all our needs, installing an easy-touse product with integrated classroom control, automatic gates, IP cameras with full control of our school complex via encrypted smart application and onsite server software. “We recently rolled out the very same system at our boarding house facilities.” He adds that the system is outstanding, “with the technical and aftersales support to match.” “We can now manage our security systems very effectively and easily knowing we have the confidence and support via our true partnering relationship with our security provider.” For your security needs phone Paul on 027 433 7997, email paul@combinedsecurity., and follow the team on Facebook.

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These days, the word ‘containers’ conjures up the big steel rectangles stuck either in the Suez Canal or the wrong ports. But gardeners know that there’s another whole world of containers that can always be in the right place.

Short of space or sunshine?

Want to get creative?

Containers are your answer because of their flexibility; most food-producing plants prefer full sun for maximum production, but some prefer part shade especially in the hot season (e.g. coriander, broccoli, pak choi, spinach, and rhubarb), which means you can give everything prime position as the seasons change. Avoid using smaller pots which are limiting when it comes to crop choices. And of course, a VegePod is the ultimate in container gardening. Raised timber beds (or corrugated iron) are another good option as most fruit and vegetables prefer good drainage, which you also get with containers. Raised beds make for easy maintenance not only because of easy access, but several beds are less daunting work-wise than one big single space. The key to success with any gardening is the soil/potting mix, so always use premium quality. High quality potting mix will contain controlled-release fertilisers, Saturaid for even water distribution, and the correct micro-nutrients for the crop being grown.

Then add structures to the design for container/raised beds with obelisks, or wooden frames with vertical stringing for climbing beans, peas, and sweet peas. Add companion plants that will not only improve the health and yield of your crops but make any garden a work of art.

What to grow?

Marigolds can be planted with just about anything (except cabbages) to deter soil nematodes and attract beneficial insects that will deal with the ‘bad boys’. Lavender attracts bees and repels insects, and rosemary protects against insects on beans, carrots and cabbages. Basil planted as a border with tomatoes deters insects, improves tomato flavour, and attracts bees. Nasturtiums deter insects and the flowers are edible, as are viola flowers.

Just about anything edible! Patio dwarf fruit trees make a productive centrepiece. A garden divided into quarters containing strawberries, coriander, green lettuces, and red lettuces has good colour, contrast and interest. Broad beans and dwarf beans are best grown in rows for easy picking but most other crops are fine grown in the quarters of a raised bed. Add the companion planting to the raised bed or container as the finishing touch. Metropol 28 October, 2021 61


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Our friendly team can remove all the doors and panels, repair and refinish in a colour of your choice. Lacquered, timber and melamine kitchens refinished.

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Wicked range of wicker Indonesia has some of the finest textile weavers in the world and the villages of West Java are renowned for their centuries-old artisanal traditions.


t was during a backpacking trip around Indonesia in the 1980s that a young New Zealand designer, Neil Briden, first came across hand-woven rattan furniture. This is where the WovenVeranda story begins. Sales manager Lisa Lloyd-Thwaites, says Neil was impressed by the 150 yearold weaving traditions he witnessed and wanted to incorporate them into his own designs. “He was living in Sweden and his designs were Scandinavian-inspired. So he needed a manufacturer who could bring those to life.” Lisa says he found the right manufacturer and the business relationship and friendship has been strong ever since.

He saw that bonds are created and strengthened when family members work together, taking turns learning and using the various techniques in the process.

The furniture frames are manufactured at the factory in the city of Cirebon, then delivered to surrounding villages where the weaving is done. “The fact that the weaving was a community enterprise really left an impression on Neil. He liked that the whole village would have a sense of ownership of the product,” says Lisa. “He saw that bonds are created and strengthened when family members work together, taking turns learning and using the various techniques in the process. And have great social interactions at the same time.” As they say, you can’t stop progress. The wicker furniture range has expanded to include indoor and outdoor ranges, which are made from different materials for different purposes, and to handle different environmental conditions. The outdoor range is designed for the varied, harsh European environment and copes with the extreme cold and high UV rays. Perfect for New Zealand’s changeable weather. Synthetic (polycarbonate) UV stabilised wicker is woven over commercial grade aluminium framing, which means no rusting. For indoors, the furniture is made from plant-sourced, natural wicker cane, woven on natural rattan tube framing. The chair cushion covers are 100 percent natural cotton. Clever, attention to detail sets the furniture above your run-of-the-mill wicker. “One great example of this is the design of the dining chairs,” says Lisa. “They have a concave area around the lower legs or feet. This accommodates natural body movement while sitting at a table. Very comfy.” Teak is highly featured in the dining and coffee tables and Lisa says it is all certified sustainable plantation teak, which has a lovely rustic look. For the latest chapter in the WovenVeranda story see them at The Old School Collective, 1429 Main North Road, Waikuku. Phone 03 423 3133, email Metropol 28 October, 2021 63



Dreaming of a great kitchen Almost 10 years ago, Adrian Kay started his own Dream Doors Kitchens franchise in 2012.


ince then, Adrian and his tightly knit team of skilled tradesmen have earned a sterling reputation for bringing a new lease of life to one of the most

lived-in areas of your house. That reputation has earned him and the team the distinction of being Dream Doors Kitchen Franchisee of

the year consecutively since 2013 and being awarded the very prestigious Westpac Franchise Association of New Zealand award for ‘Franchisee of the Year’ in 2017. These accolades are the result of hard work, professionalism

and attention to detail, whether it’s building a new kitchen, or renovating an existing one. The existing cabinetry is left in place as part of Dream Doors’ ethos of sustainability, while the doors, drawers, benchtops, handles, sinks, taps and other areas of one of your home’s biggest assets all can be brought up to date. Adrian will sit down with you and go through the process step by step, ensuring you know that nothing is overlooked or corners cut to get your kitchen looking and feeling just how you dreamed it would. After nearly a decade, Adrian and the team are just getting started. You will find them at 10a/1 Stark Drive, Wigram, phone 03 338 1081, or email

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Make an entrance The first aspect of a home many people notice is the front door.


n real estate terms it is called kerb appeal, and there is nothing easier if you want to make a statement than to freshen a front door with a new coat of paint, or by installing a custom wood or steel door. The average life expectancy for a wooden entrance door is between 20 and 30 years, depending on the harshness of the climate it is exposed to. If you are looking to install a new door, you can expect to pay an average of $1450 to $1950 for a new single steel frame to be installed, $950 to $1550 installed for a wooden door, and $1800 to $3500 for a fully installed fibreglass door.

How great thou art Art aficionados have much to look forward to when Windsor Gallery launches its Open Weekend on November 6 and 7, from 10am to 4pm.

R Is your outdoor area ready for entertaining? Keep yourself and your guests protected from the harsh summer sun and unexpected showers with stylish and practical louvres. Don’t wait til it’s too late, get the team at Louvre Solutions to ensure your outdoor entertainent area provides shade and protection from the elements. Make your place the centre of attention this summer with the perfect louvre solution.

enowned for exhibiting the cream of artists, both national and international, the gallery has a strong focus on contemporary works that transform vast wall spaces into something magnificent. The Open Weekend features large-scale artworks, contemporary abstracts, traditional landscapes, photography, and sculptures.

Sculptor Matthew Williams; graphic artist Joel Hart; painter and sculptor duo Gillie and Marc; painter Cornelius (Kees) Bruin, and sculptor Anneke Bester, gives an indication of the calibre of artists to be showcased at the Open Weekend. Windsor Gallery is located at 386 St Asaph Street. Visit: | Ph: 0275 356 286 Metropol 28 October, 2021 65

new things

Robotic home help Robot vacuums have become so popular that one of the world’s suppliers, Ecovacs Robotics, is celebrating the sale of its 20 millionth robot vacuum globally alongside an expanded retail presence across New Zealand.


obot vacuums have improved in leaps and bounds in just a few short years, making Ecovacs the number one robotic vacuum cleaner brand in countries such as Australia and Germany. As well as cleaning,

Ecovacs latest models include numerous innovations such as an air freshener, an auto empty station, and a range of proprietary technologies in mapping, mopping, and obstacle avoidance. Visit

Personalised name signs available from Zelmar Creations

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Christmas is a joyous time. Possibly many of us need a bit of that joy right now. Well, you can certainly have a little taste of it at the Cosi Fan Tutte Christmas shop in The Tannery.

Parry traditional handcrafted luxury soaps and balms are gentle on sensitive skin and include the best blend of at least eight natural vegetable oils, Manuka honey, medicinal herbs & finest first-grade bovine colostrum rich in immuneboosting proteins. The Artisan Lab.

New season Shanty Corporation instore now at Cosi Fan Tutte.

Magic and entertainment for any event and all ages. Book today for your Xmas function.

Beautifully unique fine art portraits for people and pets. Contact Emma at Emma Steel Photography.

L Flytande blue hand towel made in Sweden available at French Blue.

Gorgeous Christmas candles and diffusers from Circa available now at Coco Gifts.

ooking for something a bit different? The unique baubles, metal tealight houses, wreaths, and garlands by Danish Company Walther & Co could be just right for your home. Or what about a Maileg pixie

or a felted wool hand-made decoration from Nepal? The pop-up shop is open until Christmas Eve and will give you ideas for everything from gift wrapping to decorating your home for the wonderful season.


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COMEDY MAGIC & ENTERTAINMENT Whether you are organising a Corporate Event, Kids Birthday Party or Special function such as a School fete, Johnny Magic has the performance to suit your needs. Johnny has a range of entertainment options to offer. From his parlour show suitable for Birthday parties and staged events to strolling (walkaround) magic that requires skilled sleight of hand close-up magic.

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new things

Christmas bells


Contemporary design at its best I

The building makes a bold statement on its Sumner Esplanade site. Not only that, but its size and design definitely attract glances and comments from people walking by. There are in fact two dwellings here. That was part of the brief for the architects of MC Architecture Studio – a main house of 240 sq metres and a small apartment alongside.

t was a challenge to accommodate both buildings on the site,” says Massimiliano Capocaccia of MC Architecture. “The solution was to build up, to maximise the height of the building as much as allowable, which also gives the greatest access to the wonderful view of the ocean and across to the mountains.” The stepped levels of the two dwellings give the impression of a fragmented yet geometrical building that is wrapped with a timber skin. “The design idea was to have square and rectangular forms added and subtracted from the skin like a painting on a canvas“ The materials used add to the artistic effect. Cedar that will silver down is the main cladding, while stone tiles on one side of the main house also laid in squares and rectangles, add to the pleasing aesthetic. Constructing this complex design was a privilege for Steve Brown Builders. “It was certainly a different build,” says Steve Brown. “challenging, but a lot of fun. It’s the kind of project that really

engages me as a builder.” The tight site and the proximity to passing pedestrians made both access and use of equipment difficult. “We had to make multiple crane lifts from the street bringing in the required structural steel and cross laminated timber and there is no space on the site to store materials or equipment.” Steve says that a significant aspect of his company’s work involved all the internal finishes. “The joinery is complex, detailed and very slick using a variety of different timbers – from purple heart timber on the entry decking to oiled oak for the floors, Nordic spruce for the ceilings and rosewood for the staircase features. The designs on some of the doors even echo the squares and rectangles of the main house itself.” At the end of a very satisfying two year build, the house is ready for occupation and to continue to be the object of admiring looks for many years to come.

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Time to drive The Little Car Company, Aston Martin and EON Productions have collaborated to create a No Time To Die special edition of Metropol 281021 - Half Pgthe CX-30.pdf 1 20/10/2021 11:03:32 AM Junior. Aston Martin DB5


he car is an electric two-thirds scale version of the iconic Aston Martin DB5 complete with gadgets, and is priced at £90,000, plus local taxes. Only 125 vehicles will be built,

making these the ultimate collector’s item for Bond fans worldwide. Each one includes Silver Birch paintwork, Smiths instruments, individually numbered chassis plates and Aston Martin badging.







Finance offer available from Blackwells Mazda until 31/12/2021 on New Mazda Passenger & SUV Range including CX-30. Mazda Finance is only available through UDC Finance Ltd. Normal credit & lending criteria apply. Not valid with any other discounts or offers. OPTION 1: For a limited time, defer your loan repayments for up to 3 months. On payment of the ORC & any fitted accessories, the RRP plus a $365.35 Establishment Fee are financed & paid over 45 equal monthly instalments with 2.9% interest rate p.a. No deposit, balloon or residual payments required. OPTION 2: On 1/3 deposit of the RRP, payment of the ORC & any fitted accessories, the balance of the RRP plus a $365.35 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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One cannot deny that EVs are on the rise. Therefore, it came as no surprise that the award-winning EQC would be the only EV from Mercedes-Benz. This brings us neatly to the EQA 250, the second battery electric vehicle (BEV) to feature that three-pointed star.




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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA 250

Price: $85,500 Engine: Single E-Motor Transmission: Automatic Power: 140kW Torque: 370Nm Drive: Electric and Front Wheel Drive 0 – 100km/h: 8.9 seconds Consumption: 16.2kWh Range: Claimed 410km Wheels: 20-inch AMG Alloys Wheels Boot Space: 370L

t $85,500 plus ORC, the EQA 250 just falls short of the Government’s criteria for the Clean Car Rebate. However, when you compare it to other luxury BEVs in this price bracket, the EQA presents itself as decent value. Looks wise, the EQA still mostly resembles the petrol powered GLA on which it’s based. However, instead of a front grill, you get a gloss black panel between a set of svelte LED headlights and a handsome LED lightbar at the rear. Also, those swish 20-inch AMG Alloys were icing on the cake. The EQA’s interior is very much a case of GLA déjà vu. The switchgear, steering wheel and the MBUX 10.25-inch dual screen infotainment system being the most obvious aspects. Mercedes’ Driver Assistance package which includes features like Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Steering, and Lane Keep Assist comes as standard, as does Mercedes-Me Connect. All the features are a doddle to use. Then again, you can simply utilise the “Hey Mercedes” feature like Siri or Alexa to operate most of them if you prefer. The heated leather seats serve up a good level of comfort and lateral support. Plus, once you are cocooned by your surroundings, there is a feeling of real quality in here. With a single E-motor and battery pack producing a combined 140kW

and 375Nm of torque, Mercedes claims electric range of 410km and while using a Type 2 fast-charging system, the EQA will recharge back to 80 percent full in a snip over half an hour. Flicking up and down on the shift paddles allows you to choose from four levels of regenerative braking, with the two negative stages providing some serious braking power while giving back some extra electric oomph. The EQA 250 is not what one would call brisk. However, the instant torque of an electric motor makes itself known when you flick over to ‘sport’ mode. It isn’t featherweight, but it can still dart around corners with plenty of pomp and ceremony should the need arise. While more than able to deliver a spirited drive, the EQA is much more at home sipping on the electric juice and prompting you to drive as economical as possible. Simply stick it in Comfort or Eco mode, and supple silent running becomes a soothing pastime. Ride quality is also very good, as is that beautifully symphonic Burmester Sound System. While not perfect, the EQA 250 is certainly a well-rounded, well-priced luxury BEV. It will come as no surprise if Mercedes shift a fair number of these while their EV family continues to grow over the coming years. All in all, this one is worth checking out.

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It’s no secret the new Honda Jazz makes no bones about being one of the top choices in the supermini segment. Now the fourth generation Jazz goes full electric, well almost. Enter the Jazz e:HEV Luxe.


nder the bonnet is sits the petrol Jazz’s 1.5L four-cylinder engine with the addition of two electric motors. Being the range topper, the e:HEV Luxe ticks every option box on Honda’s spec sheet which includes Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, Honda’s Sensing Safety Suite and heated seats.

You also get the option of two-leather trim which in my opinion looks the business, as does the very clear and concise infotainment system. On the move, the e:HEV does its utmost to champion electric silent running over petrol power, with the petrol engine acting purely as a

generator to provide extra grunt while under hard acceleration, or to recharge the batteries. Honda claim a combined fuel figure of 2.8L/100km, but I was managing to average a snip over 4.0L/100km which was impressive. Thanks to smaller A-pillars

FACT FILE 2021 Honda Jazz e:HEV Luxe Price: $35,000 plus ORC Engine: 1.5L Four Cylinder Petrol with Electrified Powertrain Transmission: E-CVT Power: 72kW Petrol/80kW Electric Torque: 131Nm Petrol/253Nm Electric Fuel Consumption: 2.8L/100km C02 Emissions: 64.1g/km Wheels: 16-inch Alloys Boot Space: 304L Warranty: 5 years Unlimited km

and a wide and deeply raked windscreen, you get a panoramic view of the road ahead. Plus, that funky twospoke steering wheel feels good in your mitts. The Honda Jazz just keeps getting better and better, and the e:HEV Luxe could very well be the one to go for.




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Great Kiwi motorcycle racers such as Andrew Stroud, Aaron Slight and Denis Charlett can trace their careers back to racing childfriendly bikes around tracks designed to give them their first taste of two-wheeled competition.

his first taste is now open to a whole new generation of wouldbe champion riders thanks to the Mega Motorcycle Centre and its Kayo 150 Mini GP bikes. Built to comply with a new racing class created by Motorcycling New Zealand, the Kayo 150 will enable young riders aged between seven and 13 to race around New Zealand’s greatest circuits. Each Level 1 Kayo 150 Mini GP bike is powered by a single cylinder 150cc four stroke engine in a small custom built frame with 12-inch wheels. They are essentially a scaled down version of what the riders use in top flight MotoGP competition. There is also a back catalogue of additional parts and spares which can be acquired if your son or daughter decides they want to emulate Valentino Rossi in the future. For more information on the Kayo 150 Mini GP bikes and more, visit or check out the Kayo Mini GP Bikes on Facebook.

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Let’s face facts. A hefty V8 diesel premium vehicle is no longer the priority of Europe’s car manufacturers.


ith the transition to full electric looking dead certain for plenty of brands, those after the ultimate expression of a V8 diesel luxury car will need to buy soon as the surge in demand for these vehicles is on the rise, big time. This brings us on to Christchurch European’s 2018 Range Rover Vogue SDV8 Autobiography, the last hurrah for Land Rover’s V8 Diesel engine. Its 4.4

litre diesel V8 offers up a tonne of torque from a standstill right the way up to its 5500rpm redline. It also sounds angry as you ride said wave of torque while being cocooned in sublime leather wrapped surroundings. This being the Autobiography spec, it has just about every conceivable option thrown at it. From dual infotainment screens with wireless headphones for

back seat passengers, electric foldaway running boards, 22-way heated and ventilated massage leather seats, Meridian premium sound system, the list goes on. Christchurch European can source vehicles from anywhere in the world, and this Range Rover Vogue SDV8 with Autobiography specification is a superb expression of what a luxury SUV should be.

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