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ith Canterbury Fashion Week next week, and our latest cover a fashionable nod to what we can expect from this year's show, I've been thinking quite a lot about the subject. Generating billions of dollars per annum in New Zealand, fashion is the untameable beast at the heart of consumer culture. The chameleon like nature of the industry keeps loyalists to 'what's hot and what's not' on their toes, and leaves the rest of us who consider ourselves a 'work in progress' rather perplexed. “We must not just patch and tinker with life. We must keep All of this 'threads and kicks' talk has inspired some nostalgic and rather cringerenewing it. Embrace novelty and uniqueness” – William James inducing memories for me as I reflect on my style – or rather unstylish evolution. It would be difficult to determine which of the styles I donned as a kid the eighties nineties eras deserves thelife 'most fashion faux pas t may seem like I’mofstating the and obvious when I say that is heinous' an incredibly title. individual experience – I am – but it is also a very thought-provoking My obsession with unflattering fabrics; oversized, wideleg jeans, and tie-dye consideration if youleggings pausewith to refl ect on it. slouch socks spring to mind as does a denim 'cowgirl' styled Perhaps an innate dress and insatiable curiosity about what has shapedshopping the people covered in sequins, which I picked up second-hand with my I serendipitously meet onand thewore journey propelled Mum to thethrough point of itslife extinction. Thatme wasforward a sad day onto in our household. this path of professional storytelling. Or maybe that’s just a euphemistic I also can'tup forget pink, patent leather heelsnosy that my and In I wore on excuse; an attempt to cover the the fact I am, quite simply, byfriend nature! girls' nights out. My preoccupation with heeled shoes (no longer the case these either case, I have always been fascinated by the fact that everyone has an days) in fact started at around the age of six when I begged my parents for my extraordinary story to tell. Moreover, likeI still fingerprints, no two arethey thetook same. own pair of 'clip clops'. vividly remember when me to buy them. Our society is brimming stories and in the I think I with probably insisted onMetropol sleeping in is them suchprivileged was the loveposition of these $20 white, pointed heelsthese. with bows where it can help share and amplify Ouron. magical alchemy is simple but Theainteresting thing about a lot of the styles we have banishedfrom to theall back of significant – to provide strong platform for innovators and influencers our minds/wardrobes is that they find themselves back in vogue when style walks of life to share their individual experiences. royalists decide to give them a second wind. These experiencesUltimately, draw on fashion the corporate world right through to the wildly is an extremely subjective, personal thing, but I believe one creative side of life, while exploring everything between We consider of the best parts about donning in something youtoo. feel really proud of, is the ourselves modern day hunter gatherers at Metropol and are for I know I confidence injection. Despite being somewhat of always a Tomboyhungry these days, also love the feeling that comes over me when wearing a beautiful garment. fresh ideas. I hope reading some of the not-so-fashionable hallmarks my youth To that end, don’t be shy; if youthrough have an extraordinary story to share, weofare provides some great conversation starters this weekend as you share some of all ears. We hope today’s issue is enlightening and engaging because it was your own sartorial sins with friends and family.


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The All Girl Big Band showcases the top talent of our female Christchurch jazz musicians.


e had our debut at In The Loop at the Court Theatre, then after that followed gigs for Jazz After Work and the Swingtown Rebels.” With ages ranging from high school students through to 77 year old trombonist Jill Fenton, The All Girl Big Band showcases the top talent of our female Christchurch jazz musicians. “Our core philosophy has always been to celebrate the female musicians of this city,” Kate says. When asked what it takes to be in such a unique band, Kate replies without hesitation: “Passion – for the music, and for each other; and know your instrument and genre – the big band sound.” At the 2016 Christchurch Big Band Festival, the All Girl Big Band were given a standing ovation for their tribute to the late, great Natalie Cole. On Queens Birthday weekend, the band heads to the Manawatu Jazz Festival in Palmerston North, but before then, the girls have a super swing night planned for Sunday 14 May, at the Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon, from 7.30 – 9.30 pm. These unforgettable girls can be found at: and

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Lovers of modern art were amazed as the Christchurch Art Gallery last month officially unveiled their latest exhibition, Jealous Saboteurs, the first major exhibition of internationally acclaimed, New Zealand-born artist Francis Upritchard.


rom her early collections of Egyptian-inspired urns and mummies, to primate-like figures constructed from discarded fur coats, Upritchard’s sculptures have to be seen to be believed. “Francis Upritchard’s works are exquisitely imagined. They startle you with their peculiarity,” says Christchurch Art Gallery director Jenny Harper. “Visitors will come face-to-face with enigmatic figures, sprawling sloths and cabinets full of the unexpected in this unforgettable, major survey of her work.” Jealous Saboteurs is the result of over 20 years work by Upritchard to create something unique and all

her own. Described by many experts as “unusually rich in associations” and “oddly timeless,” the exhibition contains her little-seen early works, as well as a large room containing her recent sculptures. The exhibition is presented as a partnership between City Gallery Wellington and Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, and supported by the City Gallery Wellington Foundation. It has been curated by MUMA director Charlotte Day and City Gallery Wellington’s chief curator Robert Leonard. Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs is on display at Christchurch Art Gallery from 25 March to 16 July 2017. Entry is free.

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emma Adams is the contemporary personification of a hunter gatherer. An expert forager for all things bright and beautiful, the maker, mama of Margot and genius purveyor and curator of modern spaces, Gem generously shares her foray into the stylist scene with Metropol.

Although it is a melting pot of so many beautiful elements, how would you sum up The Blackbird is basically a tangible place where I can share things. Things I am making, work I am doing, and a little glimpse into our everyday life as well. I have always loved taking pictures, and tend towards an image heavy, rather than word heavy space. You have talked about your wanderlusting ways in your blog, how does your work enable you to channel the sense of freedom and imagination that your adventures did once upon a time? As someone who not only likes a challenge but also change - very much a carry-over from years of living on the road with my husband’s then band - my work as a stylist and our shop does exactly this. Pieces that I do for the likes of Homestyle and Resene are always short and sweet projects, I can be completely absorbed in an idea


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or inspiration, and once the shoot is complete, move on, often using our travels as inspiration. Then of course with our store Blackbird Goods. An amazing trade off to long hours is being able to source our product first-hand where we can. A huge part of our ethos is being able to understand how our products are being made and by who, which has meant trips to Thailand and Vietnam over the last few years and possibly another trip later in the year. Let’s hope Margot [daughter] loves to travel! When it comes to creating a home that speaks sincerely and authentically to your own heart, as opposed to being wooed by trends, where do you suggest people start? I think navigating that fine line is about incorporating pieces that tell your story. Pieces you may have collected over the years; that have been given or passed down to you; things that hold significance, these give substance to a space. Remembering that you can take your own spin on a current style is also key, adding in a few key pieces rather than fitting your space out just like you’ve seen in a catalogue or magazine. And lastly, buying with purpose. Knowing where that item will fit in your home, picking quality, and buying because you really love it, not just because it’s the latest and greatest. You recently become a Mama to a beautiful wee babe, what does motherhood and career balance look like for you? We welcomed Margot into our world in February, and leading up to her birth we had many discussions on how that would look. I knew I wanted to take the first three or so months to not even think work, then from there to take it a day at a time. I love my work and believe it’s healthy for me to exercise my brain in a different way, but at the end of the day, Margot and mothering her is my main priority at the moment, it’s already flying past so fast! In saying that, the idea of popping Margot in her sling and taking her on the job with me is definitely an option! What have been some of the most memorable milestones for you on your professional journey? I think the first time I saw my work in print in Homestyle and the time our lounge (plus myself and Frankie!) in our previous renovation made it on the cover. I still get a thrill every time I see my work around the place! You and your husband have almost magical powers when it comes to renovating a home! Just how hard is it? It definitely isn’t for the faint hearted! Living amongst a renovation, for a visual and slightly pedantic person like myself is a bit of a nightmare. But we really do love it. There is nothing like seeing the potential in a project unfold, especially when it is by your own two hands.

For entrepreneurs and fellow creatives starting out, what sage advice can you offer? Find your own place; look for that little gap that hasn’t been filled; create your vision; go for it. Writing a mission statement of sorts is such a help, as when you are making a decision or needing direction, coming back to your initial vision is super helpful, even if it’s to change it!

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THE MONEY In his role helping businesses with their tax obligations, Jason McFadden sees it all.


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On the 70th anniversary of New Zealand-born avant-garde painter Frances Hodgkins’ death, her spirit and story will be brought to life through boutique theatre production Poverty and Muse.


ndependent Christchurch professional theatre company, One Man Banned Productions, is producing the show in partnership with the Christchurch Art Gallery. Shows are running at the Philip Carter Family Auditorium at the Art Gallery for two days only - on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May. A thought-provoking look at the reality of being a cutting-edge woman artist at this time, this poignant play shows a cameo of Hodgkins’ life. We see her quirky and aging, lonely but resilient. Hodgkins’ companions are Poverty and Muse who are personified and played as a down-at-heel male and a beautiful, sensual young woman. Audiences will be captivated by the interplay in Hodgkins’ life between success and inspiration, and the harsh reality that, despite being acclaimed as England’s foremost woman artist, she was living in poverty. Real people from her life appear too. The cast of seven is directed by Martin Howells and the show designed by Julian Southgate. This production of Poverty and Muse will be a world premiere, and is writer Karen Zelas’s third play. It won the 2013 Playwrights Association of New Zealand competition for a new script. One Man Banned Productions intends to offer Poverty and Muse to other art galleries in the South Island and potentially in the North Island too. For more information visit, one-man-banned-productions and onemanbannedproductions/. To book:

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SOCIAL SCENE Howard Buchanan, Peter Greene, James Stringer

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THE WRITING’S ON THE WALL On Thursday 30 March, Kyla K, talented artist and graphic designer, celebrated the unveiling of her latest mural at The Allotment.

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he 6.5 tonne, 10 metre- high replica flèche (slender spire) will be craned into position later this year. Its design and placement have been guided by historic drawings and photographs to ensure a close resemblance to the original flèche built in 1881. Master craftsman Michael Sinclair and his boss James Herdman say the Herringbone patterned tiling will also recall the earlier version. Michael and James, along with their keen apprentice Luke Mahon, make up the ace team working on the flèche restoration. Michael describes how he uses a blowtorch to heat, stretch and bend large sheets of thick lead which are then welded and laid over the wooden structure of the flèche. When placed on the building, a vertical steel bar beneath the structure ensures optimum bracing against seismic activity. Installation of the flèche will tick the Boys’ High restoration programme as complete - a magnificent coup for the Arts Centre. James Herdman shares his own thoughts on our emerging dreaming spire: “It will be the Crowning Glory of the Arts Centre – without a doubt!”



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You’re nearing the end of school holidays, Mum. Your kids have been to the movies; gone swimming; kicked a ball; played with their dolls; had their friends over; been wonderfully (sometimes woefully) creative in the kitchen, and have sat bug-eyed before Nanny Telly for longer than you know is good for them.


ou’re exhausted and have run out of ideas on keeping your brood amused. You’d ask their Dad, but he’s suddenly become busy in his shed this past week, and bolted the door - from the inside! What to do? What to do? Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu have the answer – they want your kids to transform their foyer glass wall into a technicolour, panoramic, real life kaleidoscope!

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Click on this link to make a booking for the time that best suits your family over the weekend of 29 and 30 April: events/kaleidscope Be sure to book for every member of your family/group taking part (including adults…and Dads hiding in sheds). Turn up on the day, 10 minutes before your booking, so the gallery can sign you in and get you set up with all the fun supplies you need to decorate your very own foyer pane. Wowee! Get creative and make your window razzle-dazzle!


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ugsy lives in Hari Hari, and although he is a Shih Tzu, he enjoys the outdoor life and particularly going fishing at the beach with his owner Michael. Unfortunately for Bugsy, he also enjoys eating things he shouldn’t, and it was an unlucky episode when he swallowed a large baited fish hook, and ran down the beach until he came to a sudden stop. This was a serious problem. The large hook went well down his throat, and embedded in his esophagus, just over his heart. It needed to be removed. He still looked remarkably chipper when he arrived, but he was a deceptively tough and stoic dog. The esophagus is an amazing tube that connects our mouth with our stomach, but it takes a direct route through the chest passing by all manner of vital structures. This could be seen as something of a design fault. For example, when we fill our car with fuel, it does not go through the engine bay between the air

Michael and Bugsy – first day back fishing.

conditioning system, motor and battery, or via the electrics and exhaust to get to the tank. This would be too risky. Anyway, back to Bugsy. We had to enter the chest cavity between rib five and six, and the nurse commenced assisted breathing. There was quite a lot of free blood in the thoracic cavity, and we had to locate the shaft and eye of the hook nestled within the esophagus between two major blood vessels. Immediately below was the beating heart. My surgical window was surrounded by large vessels full of blood. An incision into the esophagus followed - the point of the hook was through the esophagus, lying deep and downwards from my incision on the other side of the chest, close to the aorta. I couldn’t remove it, or see the point of the hook. Additionally, the eye of the hook was tightly suspended by the nylon attached and lodged back up towards the mouth. A decision was made to rotate the point of the hook back up and through the wall of the esophagus, before cutting it off with the barb attached. From there, we had to pass the catheter down the esophagus through the incision and attach the remaining nylon, attempting to retrieve it via the mouth. With firm traction, out came a large knotted section of fishing nylon complete with rotten fish bait. So that was the smell! We closed the esophagus and closed the chest. Bugsy needs to buy a lotto ticket! When I rang Michael to ask permission to tell Bugsy’s story, I was pleased to hear that he was back to normal and was even off fishing on the weekend. Michael passed on his thanks to the great team of nurses and vets that made this surgery possible.

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Addington raceway, Friday 26 May Ladies, strap on those heels and get a group together for the ultimate night out. Perfect for a hen’s party, birthday, or just a great excuse to have fun!


njoy a glass of bubbles on arrival followed by a gourmet buffet dinner, a $5 betting voucher per person, and plenty of giveaways throughout the evening. Up for grabs is a wonderful escape to Melbourne for two, courtesy of HRNZ, which includes four nights accommodation, return flights, and transfers. A spectacular range of entertainment includes exhilarating harness racing action; mini-makeovers by luxury beauty brand, Lancôme; Paul Bisby massage therapy; live music from the talented

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SOCIAL SCENE Theresa Smith, Toni Soppet

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AN INSPIRATIONAL CAUSE On Thursday 6 April, Aviva Family Violence Services, along with its partners Innovative Travel and Jane Daniels Design, held its ‘A World of Inspiration’ event.

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Dr Sandra Hastie - Principal


It’s still early in the school year but already 2017 has been action packed for Rangi Ruru Girls’ School. From stunning sports results to exceptional NCEA endorsements; music excellence and involvement in global projects - students and staff are excited about what’s been achieved and what is still to come. Principal Dr Sandra Hastie says there’s a lot happening on campus which will encourage further achievement, collaboration, wellbeing and most importantly fun. Our Year 7 and 8 girls have moved into our beautiful Mana Wahine (meaning Strong Women) building, at the heart of Rangi Ruru,” she says. “This move was significant for us as we focus on being a true Years 7-13 school. This ensures we are giving all girls access to the many opportunities available right from the start of their Rangi journey and the chance to work alongside the older girls and specialist teachers.”

hen Dr Hastie took the reins as Principal at Rangi Ruru in January 2016, she emphasised the importance of expanding the school’s work around innovation and entrepreneurship. This continues to be a key focus. “For most of our students, the jobs they will end up doing, don’t even exist yet. We must be innovative as we prepare our students for their future, and part of doing that well, is about providing choices. Never should we limit what our girls can and should try, in fact one of the really important components of entrepreneurship is being able to ‘take risks’. At Rangi Ruru we encourage this by providing choice supported by specialist teachers, coaches and resourcing.” Dr Hastie points to sport and SOAR (the specialist programme for high achieving athletes); the Stellar programme for talented musicians; the Equestrian programme; and the partnership with career specialists Crimson Education as just a few of the areas where Rangi Ruru is leading the way. These options not only provide choice and flexibility but

bring girls from across the different years together. This is key because the way students support each other is closely related to fostering a strong school community where wellbeing is a priority. “Our students play a key leadership role at Rangi Ruru. Every year, girls are appointed to the Senior Leadership Team, each with a responsibility for a special focus including Community, Wellbeing, Sustainability, Culture, Service, Sport and Boarding. The leaders of our Clans (like Houses in other schools) also play a strong role and every leader knows the importance of fostering and maintaining relationships with girls across all year levels,” says Dr Hastie. Another strength of Rangi Ruru is the Boarding House. Located on the school campus it is a place that encourages strong friendships. Director of Boarding, Kyleigh Lyth would love to meet you if you would like to talk about boarding, either short or long term. Demand for places at Rangi Ruru in 2018 is already high so we strongly recommend early inquiry. Apply online now or come along to our Open Day, we’d love to show you around.

Open Day/ Friday 19 May 1pm—5pm

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CHRISTINE LEIGHTON: Rector Christine Leighton says the co-educational environment at St Andrew’s was one of the biggest factors that drew her to the large, independent school a decade ago. “I was educated in a co-educational school myself and believe it is the best way to prepare young people for their future. It is a natural environment for them to be in, as after all, life is co-ed.”

Christine Leighton – Rector

In addition to their studies and co-curricular activities, students at St Andrew’s are encouraged to connect globally and serve the community, she says. “Through all these experiences, students are supported to have the best qualifications and personal qualities to take their next steps into the world and beyond.”


onnecting with students, parents and Old Collegians, and building on the excellent foundations already established at St Andrew’s are two things Rector Christine Leighton loves about her role at the College.

“We ve just shared our wonderful Centenary celebrations, and it was interesting to re¯ect back on all the changes over 100 years, yet realise those founding values of truth, excellence and faith still remain a core part of our culture at St Andrew s,” she says. Christine s passion for education has continued to grow through varied teaching positions across multiple sectors of secondary school education, including single-sex schools, co-ed, state, integrated and independent education. This is her tenth year as Rector at St Andrew s. The College has 1450 students which Christine says is an optimal size for supporting a wide range of student interests, that often can t be offered in a smaller school. “We are proud to offer a rich and balanced curriculum that has been developed to create depth and breadth in students learning and

to allow them to follow their dreams. Successes are generously celebrated and there is a genuine pride among current and past students in belonging to the St Andrew s College community.” Christine is proud of the record breaking academic achievement of St Andrew s students in 2016, who gained an impressive 205 Excellence endorsements across all Levels, with 98% of students gaining NCEA Level 1, 99.5% achieving Level 2 and 97.7% gaining Level 3. Seventeen students were awarded 25 New Zealand Scholarship passes. “These strong academic results demonstrate the College s value of excellence, and the positive relationships between students and our exceptional teachers, many of whom are recognised nationally and internationally as experts in their ®eld. They are our most important asset.” St Andrew s also has an outstanding co-curricular programme, with many students enjoying national recognition in sporting and cultural pursuits. “Our students leave us as con®dent young adults, who are resilient and better prepared for life in today s world,” says Christine.


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GARTH WYNNE: Each boy at his best. It’s a simple message but one to which we at Christ’s College are unswervingly committed. We want all our students to undergo a personalised journey at Christ’s College, both in and outside the classroom, where health and wellbeing are paramount. We’re talking about the holistic development of young people. The complexities we are now facing in the modern world mean that we need to ensure our boys are armed with skills to be resilient and to be very certain of who they are. Garth Wynne: Executive Principal

• Garth Wynne is the Regional Vice-President of Aust/NZ and Director of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC) • Director of the Association of the Heads of Independent Schools of New Zealand (AHIS) • A former Director of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA) and the former Chair of the Australian Boarding Schools Association


ellbeing and Positive Education are key influencers on all future programmes at Christ’s College. Integral to this is a three-year implementation that will see positive education embedded across the school, both inside and outside the classroom. We want to help the boys flourish by building resilience, grit and optimism. Our role is to give them as many tools as we can to manage life. It’s not about reducing stress, because stress isn’t going to go away. It’s about having the tools to manage the complex world in which we live. As part of the Wellbeing and Positive Education Programme, Christ’s College is introducing an innovative new programme for Year 10 students called Immerse & Inspire. By next year, the dynamic programme will see all Year 10 boys boarding for a month at Jacobs House at Christ’s College to immerse themselves in the project. This is part of the College experience and does not incur any additional fees. During the four weeks, the boys will take part in a wide and diverse range of activities aimed at: encouraging them to better understand themselves and their unique strengths and character; introducing the concepts of leadership, highlighting the power of giving and service to others; and fostering new friendships through the unique boarding experience. These programmes contribute to ongoing academic excellence at Christ’s College.

Give me the right foundation, and I’ll achieve greatness.

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In 2016, 73 per cent of students received an NCEA excellence or merit endorsement, making it the best performance by College since the system was introduced. Record results at Level 1 saw 43.8 per cent awarded excellence and 45.5 per cent gained merit. At Level 2, 30.2 per cent of students were awarded excellence and 43.1 per cent merit. There were 39 scholarships awarded, including seven outstanding.

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Scott Thelning: Principal

It makes me feel old when I say it out loud... I have been a principal for nearly half of my life! Being Christchurch born and bred, and after 3 principalships, I am very proud to lead Cathedral Grammar through its next exciting phase of development and growth. I enjoy living in the community of Mt Pleasant with my wife Andrea and three children, Jack, Issy and Will. We too are a busy family and enjoy all the sport, music and other activities that keep us active, balanced with pyjama, popcorn and movie days on a cold weekend! I have just completed an 8 week challenge at F45 Gym and very much enjoy the team based fun, motivation and results this provides. My next challenge is to maintain the progress – wish me luck!


athedral Grammar is a pre-school and school with a rich 136 year history delivering high quality education in the centre of our city. It is a school with a strong, Anglican ethos and spiritual heart that uniquely maximises the benefits of co-educational and separate gender education in the one school environment. While the world has changed beyond the imagining of our pioneers, the forward-looking principles of Cathedral Grammar remain as relevant today as they have ever been: to provide an exceptional personalised education that empowers our pupils to lead successful and fulfilling lives. Our Board has set a future focussed strategy and we are currently in the exciting phase of developing plans to ensure we anchor a forward thinking education within the illustrious history of the oldest established independent primary school in New Zealand. We aspire for our pupils to be engaged thinkers, moral citizens and to have enterprising spirits as they apply creative thought, think critically, problem solve, develop intellectual curiosity and an ability to challenge preconceptions.

In this knowledge era, original thought is important to us here at Cathedral Grammar. This requires the ability to think beyond, to adapt, to change and to innovate. Our strong academic traditions are important to us, and so too is every pupil reaching their full potential, building their self-confidence and making friends for life. Our challenge is to find the perfect balance as we prepare our pupils for life. Every pupil. Every day. We view the opportunity to educate other people’s children as a rare privilege, bringing with it a huge responsibility to provide the best all-round education possible. At Cathedral Grammar we take this responsibility extremely seriously. We care about the individual and pride ourselves on the warmth of a community in which all our pupils feel valued. This is, and will remain, a forward-thinking school that enthusiastically embraces innovation and new opportunity. We welcome you to join us on our exciting adventure.

Open Day 9 May 26 Park Terrace, Christchurch Principal’s address - 10am Contact Linda Marsh on 03 365 0385

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Peter Kay - Principal

“Innovation in education is about more than just technology shaping the future of teaching and learning in the classroom. It’s about how you can use the technology around students to empower them to become lifelong learners, who can adapt and rise to the challenges of change. Innovation in education involves constant collaboration across the teaching staff to ensure that lessons are real, relevant, stimulating, student centered and personalised. In the past, education was about teaching children knowledge, but now it’s about helping students develop the necessary skills to find their own way through an ever-changing and diverse world.”


r Peter Kay, is in his twelfth year as Headmaster at Medbury School, and this year, the teaching of innovation and digital technology are very much on his agenda. Mr Kay believes that fifty years ago, teachers expected that what was taught in the classroom, would last their students a lifetime. Today, schools need to prepare students for more rapid economic, technological and social changes than ever before, for jobs that have not yet been created, and to use technologies which have not yet been invented. Mr Kay believes that as a Headmaster, it important to ensure that his teaching staff become adept at using technology in a way to support new pedagogies, which focus on learners as active participants, with tools for inquiry-based learning and the ability to use collaborative workspaces. “Embracing technology provides a wonderful opportunity to enhance experiential learning, foster project-based and inquiry-based pedagogies, facilitate hands-on activities and cooperative learning, deliver formative real-time assessment, and support the personalised learning programmes we have at Medbury”. At the beginning of the 2017 academic year, Medbury opened a new Innovation Suite and a new Junior Technology Room, to introduce Digital Technology into the curriculum. The teaching of Digital Technology will be a compulsory requirement throughout all New Zealand schools in 2018, as stipulated by the Ministry of Education. These new learning spaces have

allowed boys to be creative and innovative by using 3-D printers, state-of-the-art recording and editing equipment, and a Green Screen. The Digital Technology Programme at Medbury also develops the boys’ skills when using animation, robotics and coding. However, Mr Kay states that the challenge Medbury has is to ensure that there is the right balance between the teaching of innovation and digital technology, whilst also embracing the traditional teaching of Literacy and Numeracy.

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MEDBURY SCHOOL OPEN DAY Monday 8 May ~ 9.00am - 11.00am The Headmaster will speak at 10.15am Academic, Boarding & Music Scholarships available for 2018 03 351 6169 Metropol Open Day May 2017.indd 1

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Gillian Simpson - Principal

As each girl journeys through St Margaret’s College, our wish for her is that she will grow and thrive surrounded by people who care about her well-being and academic achievement. No girl is open to new learning nor embracing new challenges and experiences if she is not happy. Here at St Margaret’s, when we talk about “happiness” we are referring to a state of deep well-being and personal awareness - the state of well-being that Maori call ‘hauora’ and that Aristotle called ‘eudaemonia’. We give less value to hedonic happiness which can be fleeting and superficial and yet so often all that is celebrated and portrayed in our lives, both real and virtual, as important for wellbeing. We welcome and support every girl as a unique and precious individual and we work in partnership with her whanau to ensure she flourishes during her time with us.”


aking that all important decision around schooling is one no parent takes lightly. With a personalised private tour around the school or a visit to Open Day, we will give you an insight into how St Margaret’s College offers a unique education for girls from Years 1 through to 13, with boarding from Year 7, with a strong emphasis on well-being and pastoral care. Programmes are customised to the specific learning needs of girls at every age and stage ensuring each girl reaches her full potential. Our girls are given every opportunity to flourish and to be prepared for success in an ever-changing world. Most importantly, our pastoral care and spiritualitybased programmes build resilient young people who relate well, and who have the confidence and empathy to build meaningful and lasting relationships. Independent research shows both boys and girls achieve higher academic success in single sex schools. We are proud of our girls’ achievements in the 2016 academic results with 100% pass rate in International Baccalaureate and NCEA Level 1, plus 98.9% at Level 2 and 96.6% at Level 3. We also offer many opportunities for our girls to interact with their male counterparts on both an


academic, performing arts, sports and social basis, with age appropriate activities, while holding on to the best daily learning environment. We look forward to welcoming you to experience the St Margaret’s College difference and discover how your daughter can benefit from a St Margaret’s education. For further information visit


OUR DOOR IS OPEN Monday 8 May, 10.30am – 1.00pm The Principal’s address will be at 11.45am For further information, please contact Lizzie Dyer, Registrar 03 353 2563 or


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DR LYN BIRD: One of my life long aims, as a principal, is to ensure all students are equipped with knowledge, skills and attitudes for their future lives and careers. We have all heard versions of the following statements:

The reality is if you have a child starting school this year, two thirds of the kids in their class will end up doing jobs that don’t quite exist yet. Thanks to advancements in technology up to 65 percent of children entering primary school today will end up working in completely new job types. Dr Lyn Bird - Principal

So, what are those key skills and attitudes?

The World Economic Forum’s Human Capital Report (2016) and their New Vision for Education Report provide a comprehensive picture of the global workforce and tell us: • most new jobs will have a technology component to them • what will increasingly be needed is good training in basic technology competence, asking the right questions, critical thinking, analysing concepts and leading a purposeful life • creativity, collaboration and non-cognitive skills will be key • knowledge of traditional arts and humanities subjects is highly relevant to this, making obsolete past notions of a dichotomy between humanities and sciences It is predicted that 5 million jobs will be lost before 2020 as artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology and other socioeconomic factors replace the need for human workers. The reports point out that skills we develop in our pre-school students today will be valued highly in the future. The Selwyn House Pre-school classrooms are future proofing our students as they learn social skills such as empathy, cooperation, sharing, and negotiating, all essential skills and attitudes needed for the work environment of the future. Selwyn House is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Programme (PYP), which is recognised globally as a future focused curriculum based on intercultural understanding and respect. In effect, the PYP learner profile attributes we develop embody a future global citizen of the world.

Along with those soft skills, the World Economic Forum also tells us that mathematical and computer science abilities will be enormously beneficial. At Selwyn House core learning in english, mathematics and computer science is complemented by trans-disciplinary rich tasks and inquiries, which allow high levels of application, creativity and problem solving. The development of these skills combined with crucial interpersonal skills will enable Selwyn House girls to be well equipped for the work force of the future. We invite you to visit Selwyn House School and Pre-school on the 15 May and experience our future focused learning environments.


Be our guest Monday 15 May, 9am - Noon

For information regarding enrolment please contact: Sheila Paisey on 03 355 7299 or

SELWYN HOUSE SCHOOL International Baccalaureate World School

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Boarding at St Bede’s College is a tradition that goes back to the 1920s when the College established itself at its present site. Today’s boarders enjoy life-away from home at the only single-sex Catholic boarding school in the South Island. They benefit from spacious grounds and a wide range of modern facilities. The College has a comprehensive curriculum and pastoral care network, with excellent cultural and sporting programmes.


For further information please contact: Eddie Murphy (Director of Boarding) Email Phone 03 375 1875, Mobile 021 725 412


210 Main North Road, Papanui Christchurch 8051 Phone 03 375 0647

RICHLY TRADITIONAL, REFRESHINGLY FUTURE FOCUSED - Independent Full Primary Year 0-8 Co-education provided - Central City location - Small class sizes - Affordable fees - On-site school run After School Care and Holiday programmes - Values based education To arrange a visit, contact Bec Hitchcock: 027 5343932 249 Durham Street, Christchurch |

Phone: 03 379 9790 Email:

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The wild weather may have you thinking otherwise, but Christchurch is still in a very generous mood when it comes to its arts and culture offerings. Here’s a run-down on what recreation you can discover in the central city neck of the woods.


The Museum Easter Egg Hunt, Christchurch Museum

Don your detective cap, and take the kids down to the Christchurch Museum. Explore the museum’s galleries where you’ll discover birds and beasts of all kinds. Pick up an entry form on arrival in the foyer, and go on a hunt for the eggs marked with a red arrow. Match them to an animal on the entry form, and if you’re able to correctly identify the animal whose egg you have not found, you can go into the draw to win a great prize.



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Charity Gala Night, Happening Bar & Kitchen

Three By Ekman, Isaac Theatre Royal

Happening Bar & Kitchen is opening its glamorous doors for a Charity Gala Night. In partnership with Merivale Retirement Village, and with support from Showbiz and Harcourts, the esteemed restaurant is raising funds for Nurse Maude. Guests can dance the night away with a live band; eat delicious hot and cold food; enjoy a free glass of bubbles at the front door; participate in an amazing auction with auctioneer Mark McGoldrick; and be in to win some generous spot prizes. Tickets are available for $75 from Merivale Retirement Village Reception, or by calling 375 4117.

Energy, rhythm and wit are the hallmarks of choreographer Alexander Ekmans’ acclaimed style. Needless to say, the razor-sharp dance Three by Ekman, is a must see. Cacti, which the Royal New Zealand Ballet performed as part of last year’s festival show Speed of Light was an audience favourite. Now audiences get the chance to see Cacti again at the Isaac Theatre Royal, with two more of his acclaimed short dance works. Visit for more information.



Rob Davidson, Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Michael Bayly

Vickie Buckley, Howard Buchanan

FABULOUS DIVAS LIGHT UP STAGE On Friday 24 March, the opening night of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, brought sheer delight to a captivated audience.

Miss Molly, Ngaere Brownlie, Mary Kirby, Little Miss Cinnamon,

Miss Molly, Little Miss Cinnamon

Lisa Phelan, Julie Anderson, Gabrielle Herrick Amy Hills, Hannah Small Matt & Claire Bubb, Kylie Maddren, Sam Bubb The stunning musical performance inspired a rollercoaster of emotions – from laughter to tears. Priscilla’s message of tolerance, diversity and anti-bigotry is as relevant today as when the film was first released in 1994.

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A LEADING LAW FIRM COMES HOME When it was forced out of the Christchurch CBD by the February 2011 earthquake, the Cavell Leitch partnership made a commitment to return.


s part of its drive to positively contribute to the regeneration of the central city, Cavell Leitch has recently moved into new premises in the BNZ Centre on Cashel Mall. It is a calm, sophisticated space, just as you would expect of the home of one of New Zealand’s leading law firms. There are comfortable waiting areas to welcome clients, complimentary coffees and discreet meeting spaces, as well as, importantly for the central city, secure offstreet client parking. At the recent opening of the new offices, Managing Partner Julian Clarke outlined a five-point mission statement of goals intended to build upon the award-winning culture and service standards that have underpinned the prestigious South Island firm for nearly one hundred years. Central to that is a dedicated team of

legal experts who each specialise in their respective fields. Cavell Leitch comprises nine expert teams with specific knowledge areas to support their client needs - from Agribusiness, through Insurance Litigation, to Workplace Health and Safety. It is a holistic approach. “We don’t just say ‘here is the law’. Our people enjoy building relationships with clients, working alongside them and being a part of helping clients to achieve their goals. Then you get to share in the excitement when your client succeeds. It’s actively working with someone rather than just for someone,” Clarke says. That is the ethos every member of Cavell Leitch’s team brings to their role, alongside an absolute commitment to delivering great results.


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David MacDonald, Clare O’Neill, Johnny Hutton, Celia Barker

A LEADING LAW FIRM RETURNS TO THE CITY On Thursday 23 March, highly respected law firm, Cavell Leitch, celebrated the grand opening of its brand new premises at the BNZ Centre.

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Julian Clarke

Sarah Ott, Justin Murray

Ben Murphy, Claire Savage

Susan Dwight, Wayne Henderson, Catherine Reed Colleagues and business friends came together to mark the occasion. The calm, sophisticated space is just as you would expect of the home of one of New Zealand’s leading law firms. Photos by Jane Wyles Photography - for copies email: 32 April 27, 2017 Metropol

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In honour of velvet’s inspiring return, we’ve compiled a ‘shop the look collection’

By Kate Pierson

Ah yes, the nineties – the era of deep berry lips, choker necklaces, Doc Martens and iridescent makeup.


f you’ve been feeling nostalgic and pining for a comeback of these fashionable hallmarks, we’re thrilled to let you know this epic epoch is once again being celebrated for its exports. If you were savvy enough to save some of your velvet pieces, you’ll be pleased to know the trend has been resurrected by the powers that be, and that any luxurious classics you relegated to the back of the wardrobe long ago should be resuscitated with some TLC (brush and steam) and reintroduced to your style portfolio. Velvet can be a tricky little number to keep in tip-top shape. Quick-fire recommendations include dry-cleaning (it’s always a good idea with sensitive fabrics); avoid the iron (it can ruin the ‘pile’, the tiny fibres in velvet); try natural stain removers (allegedly baking soda and lemon juice are a powerful combination, but always patch test the remedy first). In honour of velvet’s inspiring return, we’ve compiled a ‘shop the look collection’ which would make even the harshest critic weak at the knees.







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Bridget Hope, Magpie Style STYLE DOCTOR By Wardrobe Director


WINTER WARDROBE Black. We all wear it. Our sports heroes are named after it and there is often much debate over the quantities we covet. That said, there is no escaping that black clothing is easy to style, maintain, a blessing for travel, and effortlessly chic. So, if like me, you need an industrial torch to navigate your wardrobe at times, try these tips to give your black winter wardrobe a little energy boost.

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Embellish me: This is the season to turn up the bling. Jackets are being encrusted, embroidered and bedazzled like works of art. If you were ever a closet embroiderer – let this be your coming-out party. Raid your children’s cupboards, and layer up the badges with your mother’s finest to create some serious jacket attitude. Brighten up your lipstick: Head to the cosmetics counter in search of red and fuchsia shades. Blue-based reds work best with black. To prevent lipstick bleeding, apply a waxy red pencil over the whole lip. My new go-to lipstick for everyday is Lancôme Rouge Absolu Lipstick in Rose. This cream based formula won’t dry out your lips and is easy to wear. Add gold or silver accents: Choose your metals and match them accordingly – golds, especially, come in many different shades, so keep within your metallic limits. Avoid styling brassy golds with champagne golds etc. A stylish silver or gold belt on an all-black outfit will pull you together in an instant. And do hold on to your good belts - even if they go out of style momentarily, they will almost always come back into fashion. Spend the money on good quality leather belts and you will have them for decades. Make a statement with bright reading glasses: The perfect pair can add so much personality to your look, you would be forgiven for wanting a library of them to create a different mood for every day. Have fun with your frames and choose the quirkiest pair that your confidence allows you. If in doubt, think of 90+ year old Iris Apfel, the New York socialite whose incredible look is now defined by her magnificent large, round glasses.


Develop a wardrobe of scarves: Like coats, buy the highest quality you can afford. Avoid acrylic scarves at all costs. Go for wool, silk, cashmere, or a mix of these. Acrylic won’t keep you warm at night and doesn’t drape as well. Consider matching your scarf exactly to a coloured coat – it makes the look complete, especially when worn with an all-black outfit.


Join the navy: You will have noticed shades of navy and indigo creeping their way back into fashion. After years of being the ‘conservative’ colour, navy is making a stylish comeback. Softer against the skin than black, it comes with added benefits as we age. The only clunker is that it requires a complete wardrobe shift. No matter what anyone tells you – navy and black do not belong together. Navy clothes require navy, tan, chocolate or coloured accessories. So once you cross that bridge into the world of navy – so too will your handbags, scarves and shoes.

Paula Ryan Hook and Oval Belt, $215. Paula Ryan Calzere Boots, $550. Bird and Knoll ‘Shades of Navy’ scarf, $250. Lancôme Rouge Absolu Lipstick in Rose, $60. Trelise Cooper ‘See What Your Heart Wants’ Leather jacket, $1200, as worn by Auckland stylist Stacey Beatson. Trelise Cooper Velvet Revolution Readers, $69.95.

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Kagi’s Confetti Beaded Necklace and Slider Collection, Available in Kagi Stockists from May 2017.

Lovingly New Zealand made Firefly Jacket: $429.90 Available from Repertoire in The Colombo Mall 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham Ph. 03 366 1200

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This week is Fashion Revolution Week, a global movement calling for greater transparency in the fashion industry in an attempt to make it fairer, cleaner and safer. It marks the fourth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh where 1,138 clothing workers were killed and many more injured.

e thought it was fitting to profile Untouched World, a local fashion brand that continues to be recognised by the United Nations for their efforts in sustainability. Taking a peek into their workrooms adjoining their flagship store and café, it’s clear to see their garments are made with a whole lot of passion, care and pride. We’re told “quality and sustainability” are “non-negotiables” and the exquisite garments hanging in the retail store are a testament to this. Specialists in knitwear, the new Untouched World Winter Collection can’t help but instantly impress. From soft machine washable merino tops and stylish woollen pants, to luxurious cashmere/possum blend pieces that offer an exceptional handle without any pilling, their designs are timeless with a modern edge. Their new wind and water resistant Airewool tops and jackets are a standout, a beautiful merger of cosy and chic. The collection sums up their less-is-more aesthetic and the Untouched World ethos that ‘you don’t have to give up luxury and great design to be good to the planet’. Designed to be easy care and comfortable to wear, their clothes have the added feel good factor of giving back to the community. A percentage of profits goes to the Untouched World Charitable Trust which runs sustainability leadership programmes for young people. See their latest collection in store at 155 Roydvale Avenue, Re:START or shop online at

The revolution in skin treatment You’ve heard of IPL, Now discover BBL. Dermatologist Dr Grant Bellaney’s Liposculpture and Cosmetic Clinic has the latest IPL technology to help you achieve a refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful look. We offer the only Sciton BBL in Christchurch, known as the “Rolls Royce of IPLs”. The BBL uniquely delivers light therapy, targeting the signs of ageing and sun damage in a natural looking way.

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atering for all ages – from two years through to the mature demographics and the most fashion savvy, the boutique store has made a highly-anticipated move. Now conveniently located in the hive of activity that is Rangiora’s High Street, right opposite Farmers at number 146, Propaganda Clothing is run by dynamic husband and wife duo Jamie and Jess. The new-look store offers a funky aesthetic with ply lining the walls and edgy exposed brick in the mix. “It was always Jamie’s dream to own a skate shop,” Jess reveals. “Jamie looks after the skate and men’s side of things, while my forte is in women’s fashion and social media. We love the new look of the store, and think it fits perfectly with the vibe of the brand.” Catering for men, women and youth, the couple is committed to working with customers and listening carefully to what they want. “We offer what is functional and fashionable, never cutting corners on the quality.” With small children of their own, Jamie and Jess are proud to be an independent, family owned business; something they both believe gives them a unique point of difference and relatability to their customers. See the rad range for yourself at 146 High Street.

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Herbal Heat, a 30-minute bath and two-hour Thai stretching massage; and the beautiful 60-minute Elemis Thousand Flower Detox using deeply nourishing Green Tea Balm to encourage super skin health and powerful detoxification. Partnering with Elemis, Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa now offers six Elemis scientific facial solutions and a large selection of Elemis skincare products for all skin types. Elemis has over 20 years’ experience in treating both men and women using dynamic ingredients, medical grade formulas and dedicated research. Treat Mum to a wonderful

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FOR YOUR MUM With Mother’s Day coming, treat Mum to the ultimate in pampering, relaxation and luxury she truly deserves with Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa.


scape the city’s hustle and bustle, relax and unwind at the luxurious spa, set amongst Cashmere’s award-winning Swan Lake Gardens. The quiet oasis is surrounded by large established trees, a private lake with majestic swans, and borders Ernle Clark Reserve with its sound of bellbirds. Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa delivers a holistic and rejuvenating experience, offering the perfect indulgence for mums. The world-class spa offers the ultimate in pampering, including the wonderful Spoil Your Mum which includes return transfers from her home, a 30-minute spa bath soak, a two-hour Hot Stone Massage, light lunch and the decadent Elemis Pro-Collagen Age Defy Facial – how amazing would a deserving mum feel after that? Lotus also offers massage therapies, pregnancy massage, reflexology, Elemis facials, body scrubs, hot stone massage, decadent couples’ treatments, and group and corporate pampering packages. The highly-qualified Thai therapists have a combined experience in excess of 55 years between them, so she’ll be in expert hands. Lotus at Siam has also just created three new treatments - Heavenly Heat, a 30-minute bath and two-hour Hot Stone Massage; Blissful

Elemis facial which also includes a light hand, feet, shoulder and head massage to leave her feeling relaxed and glowing. It’s easy to surprise mum with a gift voucher for one of the decadent treatments. Gift vouchers can be purchased online or at the spa - and there’s the convenience of electronic gift vouchers sent to your email if you’re rushed for time! Visit to purchase a gift voucher, or call 03 980 5400 today, for the pampering all mums deserve.

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hamps-Elysées Day Spa has tailored a range of luxurious Mother’s Day options including ‘You’re a Star Luxury Pamper Package’. This divine body and facial treatment begins with an invigorating body polish and relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage enhanced with hot stones and warmed aroma infused oil. The body is pampered with Pure Fiji’s Starfruit body masque to firm, tone and rejuvenate the skin, followed by a luxurious facial and soothing scalp massage. Priced at just $199, this glorious 105 minute spa experience can be enjoyed alone or together in one of the luxurious double suites. Perfect for Mother’s Day pampering is the new Matis Kaviar Renewal Facial. The ultimate in luxury, this rejuvenating facial features Activ’ Kaviar Pearls, with caviar extract, rich in proteins to deeply hydrate and energise the skin, combined with amino essential acids to boost cellular renewal. This glorious 75 minute facial includes a luxurious foot scrub and massage and decadent aroma infused hot towels, all for a special introductory price of just $180. Champs-Elysées Luxury Gift vouchers may be purchased online and a beautifully packaged gift voucher will be sent directly to you or your precious mum. Please mention Metropol when booking to have a sweet treat included. Please visit or phone (03) 365 3630.


SOCIAL SCENE Veronica Armstrong, Jill Foster, Katie Luke

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A PLACE OF EXQUISITE PAMPERING On Tuesday 28th March, the award winning Champs-Elysées Day Spa held its highly anticipated official grand opening at their stunning new location in Merivale.

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Gemma McCaw with the Ultimate Grand Opening Luxury Prize Winner Casara Curtis. Kirsty Gilchrist, Sam Shaw Caroline Pope, Tracey Austin, Cindy Lee Sinclair A place of luxurious pampering and exquisite beauty, the team from Champs Elysées Day Spa enjoyed an opportunity to celebrate with business partners and Diamond Club members.

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COLORECTAL CANCER DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE The work of Christchurch Colorectal, a medical pioneer and leader in the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal diseases, has never been more important to New Zealanders.


that 20 percent of cancers (1 in 5) that were picked up by pilot screening will not be picked up in the national screening. This fact is being conveniently ignored. “From our perspective, a screening programme is better than no screening programme, but we would have preferred the original 50-74 year old target group. This data just reinforces what we are missing out by increasing the screening age. We will miss a large portion of cancers which are eminently treatable if found early.” While the incidence of cases continues to increase, with a number of conspiracy theories in the mix as to why, Sharma says in reality it is probably a combination of environmental factors, genetics and obesity. “We are getting better at picking up familial cancers. We are recognising and screening for certain types of familial bowel cancers and getting better at treating these. “However, Christchurch Colorectal’s take home message is consistent – be vigilant. Any symptoms such as a change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, and unexplained loss of weight should be investigated.” Younger people should be aware that bowel cancer can affect them. The tendency in younger people is to attribute symptoms to benign outlet bleeding (i.e. haemorrhoids). “We want to increase awareness among young people, and tell them to seek medical attention, rather than ignoring it.” For more information regarding services visit

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anager of the E-Nails boutique at 180a Papanui Road, Merivale, Catee Wang, is happy to take the job of looking after clients seriously. “I think sometimes our clients might not realise all the nail-care options available to them. That’s why we like to model a few interesting looks and techniques,” she adds. “For instance, I am about to change my differently coloured pastel nails to black and white, studded by tiny jewelled hardware sitting

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atop each one.” Catee enthusiastically showcases the nail art ‘jewellery’ which arrived in the salon yesterday. The metallic pieces are held on by a further layer of gel to stay put, she says. She would love to get the message out there that you don’t need long or perfected nails before arriving for your manicure or pedicure. Her team of seven staff can deal with short, bitten nails by using tip or extension options available in acrylic. And because acrylic is a gloriously tough finish, it can certainly help kick the biting habit. Autumn is a great pedicure-time, Catee believes. Certainly it’s when we have to be most flexible with footwear - open-toed sandals at lunchtime, with boots morning and evening. A pedicure with the salon’s new strengthening gel meets both challenges. It looks wonderful. And it dries so fast that covered-in shoes are fine to don straight afterward.

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advanced techniques and materials to ensure high quality, superior functioning dentures that are natural looking, close fitting and longer lasting. While the lifespan of dentures is typically 8-10 years this is of course dependent on the individual. At Merivale Denture Clinic, they ensure clients get the most out of their dentures – from durability right through to comfort and confidence. From their range of services – first sets, replacements, repairs, relining, partials, cosmetic and implant-assisted dentures – Merivale Denture Clinic are guaranteed to provide a solution that is both aesthetically pleasing and comfortably functional. To make an appointment, phone (03) 355 4704. For all other information visit




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BIKER BABES By Kate Pierson

Put pedal to the metal on that metaphorical Harley Davidson and channel your inner biker chic!


his fierce but feminine aesthetic was pioneered by the ultimate biker babe Marianne Faithfull in The Girl on a Motorcycle, and modern muses like Gwen Stefani, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus have continued to rally in its favour. From the high fashion collections of Phillip Lim, to the high street hangers of giants like Top Shop, the biker look is recycled season-after season with plenty of reasons to wax lyrical about its staying power. A way to fake it until you make it into the ‘Cool Club’, biker chic will suffer fashion fools gladly, unlike other styles that show no mercy to the fashionably challenged – I’m speaking from experience. A hybrid of what’s functional and effortlessly fashionable, the style transports you to a place where comfort reigns supreme without losing any street cred. All hail biker chic! Let’s celebrate with a shop the look. Go on, you know you want to.





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PARENTING PLATFORM Many of us have sworn we will be nothing like our own parents when we have kids of our own.


illennials — widely recognised as those born between 1980 and the early 2000s — who grew up under the watchful gaze of ‘helicopter’ mums and dads are no different. While their Generation X parents planned their university educations while they were still in nappies, enrolled them in numerous enrichment programmes from birth, and micro-managed every aspect of their lives, millennial parents are re-writing the parenting rules. It’s the generation that has been labelled as lazy, entitled narcissists, and the most high maintenance workforce in the history of the world. But rather than running a tight schedule of naps, meals and play dates, the latest research shows millennial

parents are approaching parenting in a whole new way; adopting a new style of parenting that’s more relaxed and encourages greater independence. Recognising there is no one ‘right’ way to raise their children, millennials are employing a wide range of child-raising philosophies, seeing a happy median between baby-wearing, organic-puree-making mums and free-range parents who don’t believe in boundaries. They want to be more involved than baby boomers, while hovering less than the helicopter parents of Gen X, with plans of raising a new generation that is more democratic, more inclusive and more empowered. That sounds pretty good to us.

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SNUGGLE UP IN STYLE Emma’s at Oxford has recently doubled in size as it approaches a 10-year anniversary milestone in North Canterbury’s charming township.

ith more room for owner Emma Gillard’s well-chosen items, she has extended the clothing range to include plenty of gorgeous winter layering pieces. Untouched World’s high-quality merino and possum exquisite designs include the latest multi-purpose ponchos and shoulder wraps. “We now have a dressing room, for trying on the clothing,” Emma says. “This season’s timeless pieces include striking sea greens, teals and blues, in addition to traditional colours, and we offer free shipping around New Zealand on merino garments.” A warming Mother’s Day gift is a possum merino neck warmer or pair of gloves. The Kate Watts fine, soft-merino, fingerless gloves are a practical necessity, in colours and designs to match every outfit. For book-lovers, Emma’s is also a literary haven, and now, after a decade, it has the luxury of extra shelves to display the eclectic range of genres, from best-selling novels to floristry and gardening books - and the adult spoof Ladybird and Enid Blyton books make an entertaining gift to giggle over. “Now we’re the best ‘not-solittle’ book shop in Canterbury.” With other treasures to choose from, gift vouchers are a thoughtful idea too. For Mother’s Day, Emma suggests doing what she and her mother often enjoyed – a ‘MAD’ (Mother and Daughter) day out – with lunch and boutique shopping in Oxford on a beautiful, crisp Autumn day. Visit Emma’s at Oxford, at 53 Main Street, Oxford. Phone 03 312 3432, visit or Facebook. Open 7 days 10am to 5pm.

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Your Local Independent Bookseller & Gift Shop since 2007 53 Main Street, Oxford 7 Days 10am − 5pm Ph 03 312 3432


familiar fashion icon

New Direction Boutique has beautifully reinvented itself from former Rangiora’s favourite, The Accessory Shoppe and The Lingerie Shop.


fter 14 years, it was time for a change,” says owner Sharon Kennedy, who’s taken her business in a new direction, concentrating on quality designer clothing and an eclectic range of accessories and giftware. Although, it’s hard to believe her shop has actually downsized, with such a wonderful selection. Iconic Australian fashion labels are the boutique’s show pieces, and Sharon has chosen a flattering timeless range this season, from Threadz, Clarity, Holmes and Fallon, Vivid, Virtu and Gordon Smith - and also the feminine, Canadiandesigned Piccadilly. Ponchos, now a practical, stylish wardrobe staple, range from $35 through to the luxuriously fine lambs’ wool of Otago’s knitwear label, Exquisite. Handbag labels include Milleni, Pellini, Cellini, Serenade, Ilex London and Morrissey, and come in the essential blackleather handbag through to chic, patent leather floral prints. There’ll be one to fall in love with - and a wallet to match. From top to toe, there’s a fanciful selection of hats for dressing up or winter warmth, fingerless merino gloves, pantihose, leggings, cosy Lothlorian possum merino socks and adorable Slumbie slippers. As the boutique’s finishing touch, glittering jewellery pieces adorn the counter tops to complete a new outfit. They make lovely gifts for all ages, as does the lovely giftware collection. It seems the more you look around, the more you see – and for Mother’s Day, it’s impossible not to find something she’ll love here. New Direction Boutique, 144 High Street, Rangiora, opens weekdays 9am-5pm and 10am-4pm Saturdays. Phone 03 313 5498.

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O Just as cabin fever is about to take hold, parents can breathe a sigh of relief that the ultimate North Canterbury kids’ oasis is on the cusp of opening.

n Saturday 29 April, from 9.30am12.30pm, the Rangiora Toy Library on Blackett Street is holding a grand re-opening. Mayor David Ayers will be there to cut the ribbon, with a car boot sale on offer for visitors to grab a bargain. Fun activities for the kids include a free bouncy castle, face and nail painting, along with a sausage sizzle to satiate the appetite. For those interested in booking a place at the car boot sale, email Vicki Edwards at





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JAPANESE Awaits It’s a most surprising dining experience in modern Japanese cuisine – there’s something quite exquisite about Pegasushi that makes it well worth the 30-minute drive from central Christchurch to evolving Pegasus town.


‘Omakase’, Japanese for ‘chef’s special’. For $69 per person, six sumptuous set-menu courses feature the chef’s finest, such as the freshest sashimi, Yakitori skewers and tempura banana to finish. For lavish affairs, there’s the nine-course feast. The Sake tasting tray is a cultural adventure to sample while relaxing to eclectic jazz soundtracks and perhaps savouring the mouth-watering tempura bluff oysters. Tempura dishes here melt in your mouth. The restaurant with the memorable catchy name, once experienced, will become totally unforgettable. Pegasushi Japanese Restaurant at Shop 2, 60 Pegasus Main Street in Pegasus Town, opens for lunch 12pm-2pm and Dinner 5pm9pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Phone 03 920 1888 or follow on

ith high ceilings and chandeliers, it cleverly melds classical European warmth with elegant Japanese simplicity. A fusion of nationalities has created the menu’s distinctive twist on tradition. Liang, one of the creative chefs, hails from the former Crown Plaza’s five-star Yamagen, while owner Ivana Youn, is a real foodie who brought her life-long dream of running a Japanese restaurant to fruition six months ago. The favourite is the Kardashian Buns, stuffed with tempura-battered soft-shell crab and baby spinach. It’s one of several dishes on the menu’s ‘Entertainment’ section, with offerings like dragon rolls or pork dumplings. Ivana says it’s the Japanese version of tapas – designed to share discovering new flavours. A table of diners can choose the

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HOTEL IN CANTERBURY IS… Hot Springs Motor Lodge in Hanmer Springs has been named in Tripadvisor’s Top 25 Hotels in New Zealand.


he 32-unit lodge comes in at number 9, making it the highest ranked hotel in Canterbury. The list is put together based on reviews from travellers. Managers Emma Browning and Tony Reid are delighted and say they couldn’t have done it without their amazing staff, including assistant managers Steve and Toni. “This is a huge coup for us – we’ve beaten some very well-known hotels and to know the rankings are from customer reviews is pretty special.” Emma and Tony took over management of the lodge two years ago. They credit their success, exceeding all of their customers’ expectations, by offering both superior product and service. “Our rooms look great and are super comfortable. But that’s not enough – we have to ensure they are always presented and cleaned to a high standard. We also go out of our way to do all we can for our customers.” That attentive service has won loyalty. “We often have people who will not only come back, they’ll ask for the same room. Likewise, we’ve had people come for the weekend who’ve then rung us on Monday to book a conference for their workplace,” says Emma. Emma and Tony say there has also been huge growth in the number of conferences, meetings and weddings held at Hot Springs. “Hanmer Springs is the perfect destination for events – we’re well located, offer a quiet environment with sublime scenery. The village, also, has all of the necessities for any event and is super handy to Christchurch.” For more information visit

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rigorous, annual review is carried out, measuring all aspects of an accommodation business. This includes landscaping, in-room guest facilities, business administration systems, Health & Safety, HR Policies, environmental impact, recycling and guest feedback history. Sally and Alan have operated Settlers for nine years and have built up a large following of loyal guests. They enjoy strong support from overseas guests and travellers from around New Zealand, and offer very attractive rates and packages. Why not provide a family member, employee or friend one of Settlers’ many Gift Voucher options available from the website? Visit Stay with Settlers next time you visit Hanmer Springs – we know you will not be disappointed.


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Your Big Day comes with more perks than you can shake a stick at. And while no one wants to morph into a Bridezilla, it’s that time in your life where you are allowed to shift gears with your social life, and push it into turbo-charged. Metropoladvert 135 x 45 v1 15112016.pdf 1 16/11/2016 9:16:48 a.m.


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hile there is no Wedding Scripture that officially sanctions the following, your Big Day can be preceded or followed by as many bridal related events as you like. From the traditional affairs like the engagement party, hens do and honeymoon, to the less common soirees, such as the bridal shower and the post-wedding parties, your wardrobe can benefit greatly from all of the above. We’re probably in for a royal telling off from your significant other, as the additional festivities can come with an eye-watering price tag, but frankly, all of the pretty accessories on offer make it absolutely worth it. You have our blessing to go crazy with your bridal activies. Let’s just call it a wedding-athon.




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S A H S FRE COCKTAILS Reviewed by Nicholas Henare

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package arrived with Fresh as freeze dried raspberries, plum powder, plum slices and passion fruit powder. These are sachets of freeze dried ingredients that can be stored and used whenever you’re in the mood for that fruity flavour. There were a lot of recipes for some off-the-chart desserts which looked absolutely fabulous, but as always, I

resorted to picking the best cocktail recipes. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the powders and how they really added a great flavour to the drink. I thought there was no better opportunity to have a delicious cocktail than before heading to see Showbiz Christchurch’s Priscilla at the Isaac theatre Royal. My experience was fabulous and I want to share it with you…




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These are some very easy recipes, but the result was a really great quality drink. You can buy it to try at Ballantynes, Raeward Fresh, and New World Bishopdale and Ilam. A handy hint is to buy fresh limes when on sale and squeeze them into an

ice cube tray. Freeze and put into a plastic container in the fridge. Now, I’m sure you can make some wonderful desserts with Fresh As, but a great cocktail is a good place to start. Enjoy.

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veryone gets to know each other and they often end up sitting at the same table,” says owner/manager Stu McDougall. Light and airy, with polished-concrete flooring, Purple Weka Café and Bar is as cosy as it is spacious. Stu’s Grandma’s heirlooms grace the china cabinet and her oval gilded mirrors adorn the back wall, while the wheels of Grandad’s bicycle form the word ‘food’ behind the counter. Having always embraced hospitality with a capital H, Stu owned the adorable Dorothy’s in Latimer Square for a spell - which equally felt like dining in someone’s home. Grandma would be proud of the hearty soups made daily, such as old-fashioned home-style vegetable, chicken and sweet corn or creamy chunky mushroom to warm the cockles. Creamy mushrooms are also piled on ciabatta bread as part of the delicious all-day breakfast menu or, as one of the homemade cabinet offerings, paired with crispy bacon as a toastie. The Blue Cod is also delicious, with a wine or beer. Opening early, it makes a fantastic start to the working day, but also a convivial lounge in the weekend for a relaxing breakfast, lunch or barista-perfect double-shot Hummingbird coffee and muffin, like strawberry and custard or with homemade lemon curd oozing out its centre. The Purple Weka Café and Bar, 48 Fitzgerald Ave, opens 6am-4pm MondayFriday, and 8am-3pm Saturday and Sunday with plenty of parking. Phone 366 0258 or visit

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Join us at the weekends and enjoy our cosy cafe, Saturday and Sunday 8am-2pm. A great way to enjoy a meal whilst still soaking up the surrounding atmosphere of the city. The place to be for a relaxed friendly experience.

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ocated at Shop 9, 72 Rolleston Avenue, Teppan Yaki Flame offers authentic Teppan Yaki Japanese cuisine and a great selection of drinks, wine and other assorted eats. Since opening in December 2016, Flame has earned a reputation for not only quality food, but quality and friendly service too. With plenty of seating, your dining experience is second to none. From 5pm to 9pm, Tuesday to Sunday, their dinner menu offers Teppan Yaki prepared meals, traditional Japanese Sushi, salads and other mouth watering dishes. For larger groups, there are four set menus to choose, from as little as $40. Their dessert selection also provides the perfect finish, not to mention a great choice of beverages, such as wine and Japanese beer like Asahi and Sapporo. New to Teppan Yaki Flame’s services, is their new lunch menu. Available from Monday to Friday, from 11.30am to 2.30pm, take away or dine in, there are three categories to choose from. Rice bowls containing your choice of teriyaki or deep fried chicken (spicy or not), crumbed prawn and veg, and potato croquette get the ball rolling nicely. Chicken, prawn, beef and vegetarian fried noodles hit the spot. And Japanese Curry, available in Chicken, Prawn, and Vegetarian, tops the lunch menu off nicely, all for a mere $15 per choice. For more information, or to book, call 03 347 7444 or look them up on Facebook.

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Located at 42 Rotherham Street in Riccarton, Rogues of Rotherham is a total stand out. Since opening two months ago, Rogues has taken the sophisticated and classy bar and eatery concept, and run with it, creating a refined and relaxed ambience that is second to none.



tep inside and you notice the countless lights and the grand Elektra coffee machine, meaning quality coffee, tea and hot chocolate is never far away. Seating inside and out, both front and back, means there is plenty of space. Starting off the day at Rogues is a treat with a great selection of breakfast items. Lunch and dinner is also a knockout with plenty of choice, including dessert. Rogues Fired Pizza has proven very popular, with a choice of seven toppings, from only $22. Both menus contain vegetarian and gluten free options. Every day at Rogues is a special one. Mondays and Tuesdays, a ‘Pizza

and Pint’ can be yours all day for only $26. Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm is ‘Wednesday Wine Downs’, with tap carafes available with white or red wine in either 0.5 or 1L. Cocktail heaven is on Thursdays, with $10 cocktails from 8pm to 10pm. As for the weekend, you can choose from great deals on pizzas and quality spirits. All in all, if you are after a relaxed atmosphere, with a great selection of eats and drinks with your nearest and dearest, Rogues on Rotherham is it. Hours are Monday to Friday, 7.30am until late and Saturday to Sunday, 9am until late. For more information visit or call 03 341 5142

R E S TA U R A N T & B A R During his 2013 official visit to New Zealand we were privileged to be honoured by the Prime Minister of Thailand as the Thai Select PREMIUM in recognition of our authenticity.

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or generations, it has evoked memories of childhood and family. As the cooler weather sets in, Freemans’ own tradition of the classic Sunday roast, with a dessert such as apple crumble or sticky date, is a wonderful opportunity to while away a wintery Sunday with loved ones. On a busy corner of London Street in Lyttelton, Freemans has served the port town loyally for eleven years. Co-owner Sarah Freeman says, “That is the heart of our business. We have a very strong connection with our customers and community. For us, Freemans is more than just food.” She and co-owner, husband Nick, pride themselves in making people feel welcome. It is a warm, relaxed place with subtle lighting and a fireplace burning. It is well known for its pizza and pasta meals, but also offers an extensive menu to cater to all tastes, including salads, starters to share, and house specials of lamb, chicken and beef. There is outdoor dining on The Deck, which has views of the town and harbour, and is covered and heated in cold weather. The Deck can also be used for private functions. The team at Freemans is friendly and knows its stuff. The team members are the key to the establishment’s longevity. Whether it’s breakfast (Saturday only), lunch (Saturday and Sunday only) or dinner (Wednesday to Sunday from 3pm until late), Freemans offers great food in a cosy environment. Check the website and the Facebook page for details of the Sunday roast and the full menu.


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Embrace the chill and enjoy the pleasures of winter dining. THE BESPOKE CHEF is Christchurch’s premium in home dining experience. Get some friends and family together for a night of indulgence in the comfort of your own home. All menus tailor made to your preferences. From mid winter feasts to fine dining degustation.

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THE ULTIMATE STYLE HAVEN Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to treat that special lady in your life than with a trip to Caesars?


ith breakfast in bed highly overrated these days, Mums can enjoy a specially prepared breakfast at Caesars, from 9am until 11am. Or, if sleeping in is Mum’s treat, Caesars has created a special Mother’s Day menu, from 11am until late. Designed to meet all tastes and budgets, favourites include roast pork, sirloin steak, stuffed chicken breast and salmon fillet. Mums even get an extra special treat with a complimentary drink. Caesars is a great family restaurant in Northwood. Its spacious space is ideal for

large functions including weddings, reunions, birthdays and sports club celebrations, as well as more intimate dinners. It’s also great for children, thanks to a well-equipped play area with the latest Disney/Pixar movies, various toys, an Xbox and PlayStation. This is sure to keep the kids happy while you relax. Caesars new winter menu is also on the horizon. With the tagline ‘pay for what you want to eat’, Caesars offers a new dining experience. With main meals starting from just $13.90, this new menu means you can pick your own sides with your meal (prices separate). Daily promotions still continue: Mondays kids eat for free with adults; Tuesdays offer $20 ‘Grill on the Rock’ meals; Wednesdays offer a new, special $15 menu; Thursdays celebrate Mediterranean style cooking, with meals from $20; and Flash Deal Fridays change weekly. Saturday and Sunday offers new, traditional Kiwi-style roasts all day, as well as weekend breakfast from 9am. Saturday nights showcase live ambient background music, and the $10 lunch menu is available daily. Check Caesars Facebook page and website for conditions and more information about various specials available daily. Visit

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Kye Alojado, Shikylah Dearnley

Hazel Pearson, Del Broun, Ashleigh Ham, Ronnie Guevarra

THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR ENTERTAINING On Friday 24 March, culinary innovator Thai Chefs Restaurant was proud to host the grand opening of its Sukhu Tiger Entertainment Lounge.

Daley Neutze, Dynika Rayner, Shaun Glasson, Craig Brown

Shaun Glasson, Clara Fairbrass

Ashleigh Ham, Hazel Pearson, Jeffery Yu

Ronnie Guevarra, Ashleigh Ham Kurt & Kokee Alojado A stunning venue for group events and party needs, with secure parking at the back of the restaurant, the lounge spoils the senses with stunning furnishings and authentic fare. Check Facebook for more from this event.

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Oregano Salad & Grill urban eatery offers a beautifully crafted menu. Dine in casual upbeat atmosphere, or takeaway for a fast, tasty, healthy option.

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Budding wellness entrepreneur, Lauren Glucina, is the author of wellness website Ascension Kitchen, and she is pioneering plant-based whole foods one delicious menu at a time.


er current mission is to make kindness cool with her new innovative range of raw food frozen desserts, called ‘LIVELY Desserts’ – the inspiration for this issue’s cover. Determined to take plant-powered food to the masses and revolutionise the frozen food aisle, Lauren is a qualified naturopath and herbalist. Once upon a time, Lauren was up against the all-too-familiar grind of the corporate world. Seeking a career change, a redundancy offered a silver lining, funding a two-month stint in Bali, where she formally trained as a Raw Foods Chef. She returned to New Zealand shortly after, retraining with various institutes, to gain a Bachelor of Natural Medicine with Excellence in Clinical Practice. Lauren then launched Ascension Kitchen, posting healthy raw foods recipes and videos, and documenting her own healing of severe adrenal fatigue through whole foods. Her guiding philosophy throughout was to get back to nature, turn to food first as medicine, and be kind to yourself. Lauren’s curiosity and ambitions also revealed a gap in the market for a premium frozen dessert. As she had seen her own health transform using plant-foods as medicine, she was frustrated that there was commercially nothing on offer that fit her philosophy on health and compassionate eating. There was nothing that provided a wholesome alternative to those laden with cane sugar, common allergens and E numbers, and certainly nothing that catered to the growing vegetarian and vegan markets. Thus the idea for LIVELY Desserts was born! Check out the delicious cover cake recipe at

It may be a little early but it really does feel like winter is nearly upon us. The lead up to Easter weekend certainly spurred a few log burners and heat pumps into action prematurely, and when Canterbury temperatures start to drop, you can be guaranteed to find a warm and cosy spot at The Villas to relax and indulge in something from its recently released Autumn/Winter menus. Choose to drop in in the evening and you’ll find a varied selection of mains to choose from.


f you’re looking for something light, then the Pear, Caramelised Onion & Blue Cheese Mille Feuille is a delicious vegetarian option. It’s a savoury take on the classic French pastry Napoleon dessert slice, but served with beetroot relish & crème fraiche. Complement the complex blue cheese flavour with a Riesling or maybe a Sauvignon Blanc. If you are looking for something a little more meaty, then you shouldn’t pass up the Crispy Free Range Pork Belly. Cooked to perfection with delicious crackling and served on cabbage, bacon and butter beans, with pan jus, this dish will not disappoint. If you’re looking for something light, there’s a great selection of starters and bar snacks to nibble on while sampling the extensive range of wines and craft beers. It’s always best to book, so call ahead to guarantee your table near the fire. There are new options on the breakfast and lunch menus as well, so any time you feel the need to beat the early winter blues, The Villas has something on the menu to tease and delight your taste buds.

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The China Cabinet is a boutique business specialising in the hire of pristine quality vintage English china, silver and crystal. Available in any quantity to add that touch of elegance to any occasion including high teas, weddings, baby showers, bridal showers and birthdays.

The Winemaker’s Wife Pinot Gris Rose Riesling

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The home of fresh Pasta and Crafted Calzones Dine in or Take away Open Monday to Saturday, 5.00 pm till 9.00 pm.

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Give Mum flowers this Mother’s Day that the whole family can enjoy! Give a delicious Sweet Revenge cake in her favourite flavour finished with colourful butter cream flowers piped around the top. Call and order today!

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Eatl8r Heat & Eat Meals We provide convenient, healthy, fresh meals that are simple to store, heat and eat. Eatl8r Heat and Eat Meals 9 Raycroft Street, Christchurch Ph. 03 420 0722

Yumm. is your friendly food supplier using locally grown produce and goods baked fresh daily. A great range of luxury pantry items and kitchen equipment from well-known NZ brands. Friendly staff on hand to help!


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Fresh. Traditional. Distinctive. One sip of Ali’s luscious Limoncello will transport you back to idyllic Italy. Serve straight, with prosecco, or poured over berries and ice cream. Choose 27% alcohol Black Label, or the easy drinking 2o% White Label. Made with love by Ali in Christchurch Contact Ali:

Winter Macarons in store! Warm up with Buttered Popcorn, Ginger Kiss, and Feijoa Crumble & Custard Macarons….and more.

J’aime les macarons

The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street, Christchurch Ph.(03) 366 9108

For a delicious treat look no further than Chilli Chocolate. Imported directly from Belgium and Vietnam. Fairly traded premium quality. Enter METROPOL in promo code at checkout for free shipping

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Whole Cafe It’s here! Our much anticipated Cold Brew coffee is here and ready for you now! Brewed over 24 hours, this is ideal on a hot day. Get amongst it, Christchurch! Text through your coffee order 027 6633 139 Monday - Friday 6:30 - 3:00 Saturday 8:00 - 2:00 100 Bealey Ave, parking around the back

Dunsandel Country Cafe & Bar

Open 7 days our local cafe restaurant & bar offers a wide range of menu & cabinet options with a family area. Treat yourself to our delicious new summer menu with our welcoming staff. Main South Rd, Dunsandel Ph. 03 325 4007

Find the perfect Mother’s Day treat Gift vouchers and hampers available. A treasure trove of local, organic and gourmet goodies for the health-conscious foodie. NZ and imported cheeses. Gluten, dairy and refined sugar free treats. Fine linens and stunning European homewares. Awesome Atomic takeaway coffee or try one of our trademark turmeric lattes.

The Lincoln Pantry Mon-Sat 7am – 6pm | Sun 10am – 4pm 5 Robert Street | Lincoln | Ph. 03 325 7717

Curiouser and curiouser! Classy and elegant. Just like Alice in Wonderland a surprise in every room. Delicious decor and food and knick knacks.

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Time for your next catering? We can tailor your specific needs and budget with every occasion. Let us work for you. Order yours now.

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This has to be the ultimate gluten free quiche – a light, millet and sunflower seed crust packed full of nutrient dense greens (and wild edible weeds from the garden if you’re so inclined!), finished with crunchy seeds and soft juicy tomatoes. Naturally egg and dairy free, so perfect for those with sensitivities. I served this with a mess of fresh sunflower seed sprouts and a generous few tablespoons of gut-friendly raw sauerkraut.

GLUTEN FREE SUN-DRIED TOMATO AND SPINACH QUICHE Crust: ¾ cup millet flour (blend whole millet to make your own) ½ cup sunflower seed flour (blend whole sunflower seeds to make your own) 2 tablespoons psyllium husks ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt ½ cup water 2 tablespoons olive oil Pre-heat oven – 200˚C (390˚F). Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until a sticky dough forms. Set aside for at least ten minutes to let the dough firm up. Meanwhile, lightly oil a spring form pie

dish and dust lightly with flour (I use rice flour). Lay a sheet of baking paper over the kitchen counter, then place dough in centre. Place a second sheet over the top and use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a thin, even circle the size of your pie dish. Peel the top layer off, then carefully manoeuvre the dough into the pie dish. Press the dough into the creases of the base but leave the edges as they are (scalloped) rather than pressing them firmly into the sides (easier to remove this way – plus looks nice and rustic). Bake for a maximum of 10 minutes then remove and set aside.

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Filling: To blend: 1 block tofu ½ cup + 2 tablespoons oat or nut milk ½ teaspoon turmeric powder 1 tablespoon mustard 1 tablespoon tamari 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast ½ teaspoon black salt To sauté: 1 onion 4 cloves garlic 2 packed cups of spinach 1 packed cup kale 1 large red capsicum Olive oil to cook in To fold through/add last: 1 medium zucchini 1/3 cup tightly packed semi-dried tomatoes 6-8 cherry tomatoes Toasted sunflower seeds

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METHOD: Pat the block of tofu dry using a paper towel, cut into small cubes and blend with oat milk till smooth. Add all other ingredients and blend again. Set aside. Remove tough stalks from spinach and kale, roughly chop, wash, and spin dry in a salad spinner.

in small batches with the garlic, and cook till just wilted. Add to the large mixing bowl. Finally add the raw grated zucchini, and pour over the blended tofu mixture.

Prep the rest of the ingredients: peel and finely slice onion, peel and mince the garlic, top and tail then grate the zucchini – then wrap in paper towels and squeeze the moisture out, clean out the capsicum and slice finely, and drain off extra oil from the semi-dried tomatoes.

Pour batter into the prepared pie dish, then press in the semi-dried tomatoes and halved cherry tomatoes. Cover with tin foil and bake at 200˚C (390˚F) for 25 minutes. Remove foil, turn down heat to 180˚ (356˚F) and bake for another 20 minutes or till the surface has turned golden. Check in on it to make sure the crust doesn’t burn (you may have to turn the heat down).

Heat olive oil in a frying pan, and sauté onion till golden, set aside in a large mixing bowl. Cook the capsicum till soft then add to the bowl. Add greens

To serve, sprinkle toasted seeds over the top. We enjoyed a large slice with a side of sauerkraut and a big handful of fresh sunflower sprouts.

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MATTERS By Kate Pierson


It was the work of sculptors Robert Morris and Donald Judd in the mid-60s that gave rise to minimalism.



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ot a naturally monogamous concept, minimalism has enjoyed relationships with a number of creative genres, from art through to design and architecture. While time has worked its magic on minimalism, introducing new colours, patterns and penchants for the aesthetic, the virtues have remained the same - clean, simple lines; spacious and light rooms; simplicity of design and decoration. The antithesis of clutter! The minimalist home is kind to the eye and to the bank balance, focusing on what is fundamental and functional. If you are keen to experiment, the governing principal you should have in mind when embarking on the interior design journey, is that less truly is more. If you purchase statement pieces for your space, let the furniture or accents accompanying these pieces take more of a backseat. You won’t have a successful minimalist style space if you have too many star players competing for the limelight. Let this minimalism themed mood board inspire your palette – from colours and fabrics to furniture lines.

PERFECTING FIRST APPEARANCES A low maintenance alternative to timber fencing that is smart, robust and cost effective. That’s what we have come to expect of the PVC modular fencing system from Paragon Fencing. Now the company has added a new product to its range - a modular trellis system made from the same extremely durable material.


ust like the fencing system the trellis will not deteriorate, warp, crack or twist“, say the team at Paragon Fencing. “It’s a good alternative to timber trellis and comes in a range of standard sizes – 600, 900, 1200, 1500, 1800 millimetres in width and 1.8m high. But of course we can custom make any size as we manufacture the product in Canterbury. “ The trellis has a range of applications and can be used for screening around patios or decking, or to add height to an existing fence where more privacy is required. “It is also very suitable to use in gardens for training or espaliering plants.

Because the trellis is pre-finished there is no painting after installation and it will maintain its fresh and clean good looks year after year.” Paragon Fencing has a good supply of the new trellis in stock. Call the team for a free measure and quote on 021 912 826, email or contact them via the website

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With winter fast approaching, Cantabrians are looking to awardwinning Kiwala Interiors to help them bunker down and beautify their homes at the same time.


hile enabling a fresh aesthetic and a chance to ensure families stay warm and dry during the colder temperatures, it’s par for the chilly course to look at what we’re doing to insulate and weatherproof our homes. The company, which has just been named Aspect Shutters national sales award winner, has an enviable reputation in the residential market, heightened by founder/ operator Kim Gavin’s professional prowess in the world of design. Kiwala’s range of interior shutters are a flattering fixture for any home, she says, as well as being very effective in reducing heat loss through windows. “When installed with a tight-fitting frame, the shutters help save money, thanks to

lower energy bills, while creating a warmer, healthier and more comfortable home.” Before winter sets in, now is the ideal time to visit Kiwala and discuss your options. “Studies show window glazing is often the weakest link when it comes to winter heat loss – between 21 and 30 per cent of heat loss is through windows,” Kim says. “As the heat reaches the window, it cools, falls to the floor, then creates a cold draught as the air circulates back into the room. Apart from well-lined drapes, a tightfitting window cover reduces heat loss by trapping a layer of insulating air between the window and the room.” For the best of both worlds, the shutter range is also designed to keep the heat out in summer. Phone Kiwala Interiors on 03 357 4110.



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Wild about

WALLPAPER By Kate Pierson

From the hieroglyphic etchings in ancient caves, to the glamorous gold foil feature walls in modern houses, the world of wallpaper has enjoyed a long and illustrious history.


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You don’t need to be Martha Stewart personified to get wild with your walls.



hile you don’t need to be Martha Stewart personified to get wild with your walls, there are some key pointers that will help you on your way. Namely, the types of wallpaper, of which there are three: pre-pasted paper (requires soaking in a trough to activate the paste before it is hung); unpasted paper (applying paste to the paper with a brush or pasting machine); and pasting the wall (paste is put on the wall instead of the paper. This makes it a breeze to hang and remove because it peels off in one piece). Tools and preparation will vary, dependent on what method you employ, but there are some helpful tips we can

offer when it comes to selecting the best paper for your abode. While standard papers are cost-effective and generally straightforward when it comes to hanging them, foils are fabulous for statement walls or rooms with very little light. Their downfall is that they can pick up imperfections on your walls, so a flaw-free canvas is ideal. Flocked paper offers an elegant vibe with raised, velvety patterns, while vinyls are a great ‘starters’ version of wallpaper because they are easy to apply, durable, and easy to clean and remove. Google is teeming with helpful tips and inspiration, so let your fingers do the walking first.


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he family business designs, engineers and installs bespoke gas fires, tailormade to each customer’s specific taste and requirements. “The flame picture and ambience our fires produce is unrivalled,” says owner, Ali Bond, who runs the company with her husband, Brent, and brother, Jono. “Our fires add soul and warmth to any room, delivered with the convenience of gas.” Catering to both residential and commercial – from homes, apartments, baches and villas, to hotels, restaurants and luxury lodges – the expert team combines cutting-edge design with the latest technology, working closely with designers and architects to produce the stunning product. Crafted for both performance and comfort, All Real Fires are carefully engineered to

provide warmth to any room, Ali says. “There is a common misperception of open gas fires being purely decorative, but that’s not the case. “All Real Fires are designed to do far more than just look good, and are thoroughly tested before delivery and installation. Our team can custom build to order in sizes ranging from 600mm to 2.2m wide – the wider the fire, the larger the heat output.” Based in Auckland, Real Fires sells direct to Christchurch and the product is also available through Placemakers. “We are passionate about what we do and Real Fires are renowned as a stylish, innovative product, delivered with the highest quality customer service.” Phone (09) 444 7331 or visit for more information.



Grant Chappell, Jenni Rolton, Tony Jenkins, Emma Luxton, Anna Moore, Jo Blain, Chris Campbell, Audra Given

A QUARTER CENTURY OF SUCCESS On Thursday 30 March, Harcourts Holmwood was justly proud to host its 25 year anniversary.

Mike Mullen, Tim Bennet, Cindy Lee Sinclair, Kathryn Hampton

Tony Jenkins (CEO Holmwood), Stephen Collins, Lynne MacDonald

Cindy Lee Sinclair, Phil McGoldrick, Beth Kenyon Jo Clifford, Niina Suhonen Janine Laney, Chris Shannon, Mike Tabley, Limo Song, Richard Dawson, Tony Jenkins

Celebrating its many successes, the business brought together its extensive network to mark the occasion.

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Original painting by Robin Slow. From the exhibition ‘Whare Huruhuru Manu’ from 6 of May at Little River Gallery.

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An artistic slice of New Zealand culture is being served up in the town of Little River. From 6 May, Little River Gallery will be exhibiting works by artists Robin Slow and Brian Flintoff.

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itled Whare Huruhuru Manu, the exhibition of Slow’s lyrical paintings shows the cultural stories of Maori past and present, with luscious depth using symbols and motifs in precious oxides. Flintoff ’s delicately carved instruments in bone and native timbers add to the breadth of the exhibition. There is a further dimension to the exhibition - music composed and played by Bob Bickerton, inspired by Robin’s paintings and using Brian’s instruments. CD’s and DVD’s featuring all three artists’ work are available. Little River Gallery is located in Little River on State Highway 75 between Christchurch and Akaroa. Visit, or call 03 325 1944

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Plumbing may not be terribly exciting to most, but when the toilet, or a hot water cylinder is leaking, it is reassuring to know there are experienced professionals who are passionate about plumbing available to fix it.


ayne Watson Plumbing Limited is a plumbing and gas-fitting service that has operated in Canterbury for fourteen years. It has a team of great employees, long-serving qualified plumbers with many years of experience, and apprentices training to be the next generation of professionals. Layne Watson and his wife Emma’s company has steadily grown and evolved, embracing the latest technology, such as apps to manage costing and to monitor health and safety concerns, and GPS navigation systems to ensure call-outs and staffing are managed efficiently, getting plumbers to jobs as quickly as possible. All of Layne Watson’s plumbers are Site Safe trained and licensed by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers’ Board (PGDB). A recent television advertising

campaign reminded consumers that not all tradespeople are sufficiently qualified to be responsible for the safety of your home and, more importantly, your family. The PGDB issues practising licenses and ID cards only to qualified tradespeople, offering peace of mind that work is done by experienced, competent people. Layne Watson Plumbing’s qualified tradespeople are all registered and well able to carry out the work they do. The company has also been an active member of the Canterbury Master Plumbers Association since 2005. Whether for maintenance work on a house, or as contractors on building projects, customers can be assured they are choosing a reliable, reputable plumbing firm. Read more at Layne Watson Plumbing’s website

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Being part of a large multi-national company is a huge responsibility at times. If you feel detached, you can easily get lost due to the sheer size of a big business. If the parent company provides a sense of vision and a set of values, however, the connection becomes both easier and more authentic. We find ourselves in this space as a local business. We’ve distilled our parent company’s beliefs to include our own vision and set of guiding values, and although they mirror those of a large brand, we’ve adjusted them so they reflect our own unique nuances. I know, in fact I can almost hear the yawns now. It’s so easy to be cynical about a vision or a company mission statement or any of the many seemingly ‘new age’ taglines that sit around business, but when it’s real, it feels right. And, so it is with us. It’s taken a really long time to consolidate a vision that incorporates our desire to be the best realtors in New Zealand; adding value (tangible and intangible) to our clients and to the lives of the people who make up our team. (Thank you so much, Gilbert Enoka.) Not just their working lives, but the lives they envisaged achieving when they joined us, with all those associated dreams and hopes. Business is not easy and it doesn’t get easier with the years, but

every day I get up on a mission to do my best. I’d rather race to any given finish line than crawl to the start, and knowing we’ve got a reason and a vision as a company to propel us forward makes it all the more special. What’s your vision? What do you stand for? I know the answers to these questions and, to anyone in business, so should you.

Lynette McFadden Harcourts Gold Business Owner Harcourts NZ Inspirational Women Ambassodor

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Your big plans made easy.

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WHERE CREATIVITY MEETS CRAFTSMANSHIP “It certainly keeps us all thinking.” Murray Hewitt, master joiner, is referring to the various conundrums he and his team of joiners and cabinetmakers are often presented with to turn designers’ ideas into finished products.


American White Ash, inset with aged brass rails stained with a clear top coat. Once again, we ended up with happy customers who have now ordered some leaners to add to the bar’s furniture.” Another commercial project was the fit out of a brand new café for Allwood Trees, which involved making kitchen joinery, a servery/bar, a separate counter for the coffee machine and a number of table tops. “I did all the designs myself for these pieces, and we completed the whole project in only three weeks, as there was a very tight timeframe set.” Commercial projects like these make up about 30 percent of Murray Hewitt Joinery’s work. “It’s good to have the variety of commercial and residential work. It means we always have something on the go and don’t have much downtime. We’re old-school joiners who are able to be versatile and put our minds and skill to any project.” Murray Hewitt Joinery is located at 25A Lunns Road. Phone (03) 343 0360 or email See the team’s extensive joinery portfolio at

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Flooring options just got better!

Flash Concrete now offers a range of very modern and classic flooring options, which have been used in Europe and the United States for decades. Flooring finishes can be viewed in our showroom, 32 Hawdon Street, Sydenham.

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Successful tile design TOP TIPS FOR

Tap into Naturally Tiles’ wealth of knowledge and years of experience, with these top tips for successful tile design to help you create beautiful spaces:

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When creating your tile design, take into account the age and style of your home to create the best effect.

Consider the size of the tile that will best fit your space. Ultimately this will impact your overall aesthetic (e.g. large tiles in a small space or vice versa).

Tile finishes vary and there are often recommendations and rules around the finishes of tiles you use. Consider which finish works best for your area and lifestyle.

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Grout lines can visually make a big difference in your finished result. Some tiles look better with minimal lines and others larger lines. Discuss with your designer or tiler the colour and width. For the best result, ensure you have a credible, recommended tiler.

There is often a lead-in time when ordering Italian tiles, so consult experts at Naturally Tiles early in your planning and design stages.

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When deciding on your tiles, put some thought into whether you want your tiles to be a feature and a statement, or if you want to perfectly blend your looks together cohesively. If you are combining different tiles together, check the sizes of each and whether they will line up perfectly, or if you will need another design idea to offset the layout of your tiles. Above all else, we appreciate that tiles have wonderful longevity and it’s vital to get them right. We are tile and design professionals – get in touch for great advice!



Passion and professionalism go hand-in-hand at GI Builders. Its special, and widely respected alchemy, owes to its size, among many other attributes.

mall enough to care, yet big enough to deliver, the business prides itself on quality and attention to detail, specialising in new builds, central Christchurch projects, renovations, multi-complexes – among many others. The master builders’ team has a long and illustrious history of expertise. The licensed building practitioners ensure each and every project undertaken is completed to the highest standard, never cutting corners. As EQC Registered Contractors, it is clear the business’ reputation is second-to-none. Director Grant Irving enjoys a hands-on role in the business, working with clients in the initial planning and design stage, and all the way through to the end of the project. This guarantees a complete and personalised service. For more information about what GI Builders can do for you, visit

Flooring options just got better! Flash Concrete now offers a range of very modern and classic flooring options, which have been used in Europe and the United States for decades.


icrotopping is practical, innovative, seamless and quick. You can personalise any surface, creating exactly the look you want in just a few days. It is perfect for new buildings to give them a minimalist, contemporary and consistent appearance, but also for renewing existing surfaces, whether in a state of disrepair or simply no longer fashionable. Microtopping is relatively quick to install and only 3 millimetres thick, yet capable of giving surroundings a whole new look and all the benefits that accompany concrete flooring. Acid stained, flake flooring and resin floors can all be viewed at Flash Concrete’s new showroom location, 32 Hawdon Street, Sydenham. Metropol April 27, 2017 83

TURNING DREAMS INTO REALITY Imagine being able to repaint your kitchen - or nearly any other item in your house - in a colour to match an otherwise obscure object, such as a pen, or a leaf. At M.F. Turnbull, that is the kind of request, and challenge, to which the team likes to rise!


urray and Monique Turnbull, husband and wife team, have co-owned their specialist spray finishing business for nearly thirty years. It is a family business; a tight knit team of specialist finishers of new and refurbished kitchens and joinery.

Kitchens, however, are not all that can be given new life with new colours and a spectacular finish. “Bring in something old and we will make it look like new,” Murray says. With a commitment to the environment, M.F. Turnbull’s belief in the ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ model means instead of throwing out or selling items of furniture that no longer fit your décor, they can be refurbished and reused for many more years. They can also be refurbished again in the future. Doors, internal and external; kitchen and laundry cabinetry and shelves; indoor and outdoor furniture; wooden bar stools; bedroom furniture; sideboards; dining room tables and chairs - these, and more, can be repainted in nearly any colour desired with a satin, semi-gloss or full-gloss finish. Old wooden furniture can be restained to look new, and new wood can be ‘distressed’ to look old and chic. The M.F. Turnbull team offers consultations, expert advice, and a fast, efficient service. It can work with any surface and any colour. As Murray is fond of saying, M.F. Turnbull can turn your dream into reality. For much more information and to contact the team, visit

“Specialising in architectural housing and commercial building”. Parsons Construction Ltd is an established Christchurch construction firm , we’re registered Master Builders that have been building in Christchurch for over 20 years.


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EXPECTING SPRING Spring just wouldn’t be spring without the daffodils and tulips. Now is the perfect time to plant, with the current moist, warm soil giving bulbs the best possible start.

The general rule for planting depths is ‘the bigger the bulb the further down you plant it’.


erra Viva has its most extensive bulb range in midautumn, and amongst the stars of spring, you’ll find daffodils (including doubles, miniatures, and scented), tulips, bluebells, anemones, ranunculas, scented hyacinths (scented, grape) and freesias. Spring bulbs love good quality soft-ish soil, allowing roots to develop quickly; good light; and feeding twice a year - once, as the growing tips of the plants appear, and once, when flowering has finished and the bulbs are making reserves for the summer dormant season. This is why you don’t cut the foliage down until it’s completely died off. Thinking about space-saving spring displays, the current trend is multiplanting of varieties in one pot - 32 bulbs can be planted in a 15 litre pot to give you an extended flowering season. This is very easy to do, and all you need is good quality bulb planting mix. The general rule for planting depths is ‘the bigger the bulb, the further down you plant it’, and vice versa. So start with daffodils and scented hyacinths at 8–10cm, followed by tulips at 5–7cm, mini daffodils at 5-6cm, with grape hyacinths, anemones, and ranunculas on the top layer at 3-5cm. You can even put lilies right at the bottom for summer scent. Feed with controlled-release or liquid fertiliser and let the plants do the rest.

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Treat every room to a makeover with our fresh arrivals, then style up a storm with our new-season homewares. Shop this look in-store or online at




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LINEN LUXE FOUND Renowned for providing ultimate comfort by adjusting to the temperatures, linen is an ideal fabric to be wrapped in, heading from the heated summer days to cooler autumnal nights.

A SMOOTH PATHWAY TO A NEW HOME The thought of building a new home is exciting, but maybe daunting.


or those looking for a timeless bedroom refresh, Freedom Furniture’s Luxe Bedding linen range provides a great start for the perfect finishing touch to any bedroom. The range embraces roughly textured, natural cotton linen fabrics that hold their strength and durability, while adding a crisp and luxurious appearance that nails the Sunday morning ‘lived in’ look. Found in natural muted colours of white, grey, charcoal, dusky pink and navy, the Luxe Bedding line has a style for those who sway towards classic neutrals, those after something a little more moody and masculine, or those wanting to mix, match and layer textures and tones. The Distressed Print Quilt Cover in calming white (RRP$179) is a staple for


seamless, stress-free experience is undoubtedly high on the wish list when designing and building your bespoke

home. Working with the clients at the earliest stage has been a successful formula and the team at Whyte Construction work alongside the clients and architects throughout the building process. This practical approach, combined with years of experience, ensures the vision for your new home can be achievable within the budget. As Master Builders, the team work with wellrespected designers and architects, and can also assist with referring clients if they should need plans designed. Building can have its challenges, but that’s

RENOWNED FOR PROVIDING ULTIMATE COMFORT BY ADJUSTING TO THE TEMPERATURES, LINEN IS AN IDEAL FABRIC TO BE WRAPPED IN, HEADING FROM THE HEATED SUMMER DAYS TO COOLER AUTUMNAL NIGHTS. anyone seeking ‘crisp and clean’ décor, and has a timeless beauty that will last for many sleeps to come. Pair with wood based furnishings for a neutral look, or inject some greenery for a nod to the ‘urban cabana’ vibe. For something needing more character, create a cooler, more masculine themed retreat with Freedom’s Blanket Stitch Quilt in charcoal (RRP$249). Concrete textures and cool tones are a great way to complete a bold interior. Check out the collection online at or head into your local Christchurch Store (Homebase Retail Centre, 201 Marshland Road, Christchurch).

where the team of experienced quantity surveyors, builders and project managers at Whyte Construction work hard to iron out any issues early in the process. This reassures their clients, and can make the pathway to building a new home a smooth one, while creating an investment for the future. Clients like to feel confident that the team they are working with is experienced, will project manage their build and when the time comes to hand over the keys, are proud to do so. If you are considering building a home, talk with Whyte Construction today. Phone 0800 33 33 60, or visit the website at Metropol April 27, 2017 87




here’s something ironic about the work of an interior plasterer, or gib stopper. It becomes invisible. “But that’s the way it’s supposed to be and that’s the way we like it,” says Paul Lally, owner of Broomfield Quality Stoppers. “Proper workmanship by plasterers should present a flawless surface for the painters who come after us. Our job is to keep the painters happy.” Paul came to plastering after immigrating to New Zealand from Ireland and searching for a trade to give him job satisfaction. “I used wedding present money to pay for a gib stopping course and I haven’t looked back since!” Since he set up his plastering business in 1994, Paul and his qualified and experienced team have plastered many award-winning and architecturallydesigned homes. “We always use the best materials for our work to ensure the best results possible.

“We have the word ‘quality’ in our name and nothing less than that is good enough for us. We do everything by hand; we do not use machines and we have an eye for the detail of architectural features such as cornices, covings and ceiling roses.” Broomfield Quality Stoppers offer their services for any type of interior plastering work – from new builds and renovations, to EQC repairs and alterations. “We work with, and look after many high quality builders in Christchurch, as well as providing our expertise to architects, painters and the general public. We care about what we do and take a great deal of pleasure in seeing a finished interior.” You can contact Paul on 021 669 215, or through the website


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893 Purau Port Levy Road If you have dreamed of living in a quiet and peaceful location in a property that allows you to unwind and relax then this really is the one for you! Spread out over 20 hectares this land encompasses all the positive draw cards that Port Levy offers. Consisting of a refurbished 1930’s character cottage, with many unique and beautiful features, an expansive plantation, flat farming land, beach access, established gardens and an expanse of fruit trees. Price: Offers over $849,000 + GST on Land View: by appointment Web:

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Peter Warren 0274 369 487

Joe Laing 022 697 2388

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424 Worcester Street

Deadline Sale

Originally crafted around the 1880s, this Victorian style residence is an example like no other after a recently completed full restoration. The list of improvements is vast with new lighting/ wiring, bathroom/plumbing, flooring, wool carpet, curtains, two wood burners, roofing, full insulation, a concrete slab foundation etc. Positioned just off the fringe of the City Centre. Solidly formed with 200m² (approx) of floor area. All five bedrooms are positioned upstairs. The tastefully appointed tiled bathroom really stands out. Fully fenced, beautifully landscaped 447m² section, outdoor areas including a large deck and a private patio. An incredibly rare opportunity to own a rejuvenated piece of Christchurch history.

2pm, Fri 19 May 2017 (unless sold prior) 3 Deans Ave, Chch View Sun 12-12.30pm

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Adam Heazlewood M 027 327 7298 B 03 375 4700 WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

8 Minaret Ridge, Wanaka Entertain In Style

Auction Open Homes Sunday 12pm

Nicely elevated to capture the lake view and magnificent mountain ranges is this solidly constructed architecturally designed home ideally suited for entertaining and hosting guests. Each generously sized bedroom has its own bathroom and the chef’s kitchen will entice you to put your culinary skills to the test. The grand living areas open onto the inviting and extensive patio and conservatory area giving plentiful room to sit the largest family or gathering of friends and the separate sunken lounge with open fire looks very inviting for the cooler winter months. The cottage garden and orchard link this magnificent home to the quaint cottage at the rear of the section containing one bedroom and bathroom with a studio beneath, making a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms to accommodate everyone in complete luxury. This is a very interesting property which is a must to view if you are looking for something very special in a most desirable location.

Auction: Sunday 21st May 2017 at 12:00pm (unless sold prior)

Phil Gilchrist

0274 351 399 03 443 1121 Licenced Agent REAA 2008

2 Old Racecourse Road, Wanaka Big Bold and Beautiful

Auction Open Homes: Sun 11am

This brand spanking new and very attractive property located on the corner of Aubrey Road and Old Racecourse Road basks in sunshine and has a fantastic mountain and rural view giving the feeling of living in the country yet being within walking distance of the town. The four bedrooms are all of good size which open onto spacious decks and the three high quality bathrooms will accommodate a large family who will also enjoy the large and comfortable living areas. The long galley kitchen is very fancy with all the bells and whistles and opens onto the inviting decked courtyard with feature fireplace. There has been a lot of money spent to create this mighty fine home which may not be recoverable, however the owners have instructed me to have this sold on auction day, so do not miss this awesome opportunity.

Phil Gilchrist

0274 351 399 03 443 1121 Licenced Agent REAA 2008

Auction Sunday 12pm 28th May 2017 Onsite (unless sold prior)

41 Forest Heights, Wanaka Incomplete Masterpiece

Auction Open Homes: Sun 2pm

To be sold As Is Where Is. Very close to being completed, however an urgent sale is required and a Code Compliance Certificate is not able to be provided upon settlement date. The property sits high on the top road of Peninsula Bay with spectacular views of the lake and mountains. The view is even greater from the large roof deck which has a 360-degree view. This Magnificent home has four large bedrooms, a self-contained guest room plus a self-contained office with its own double garage, three living areas, four bathrooms, five toilets and a very large main garage, plus many more features which you must view to appreciate. This opportunity is not to be missed if you are looking for a project, capital gains, or to secure an amazing property which has income potential and not yet reached its full potential. Phone for further information.

Phil Gilchrist

0274 351 399 03 443 1121 Licenced Agent REAA 2008

Auction Sunday 2pm 14th May 2017 Onsite (unless sold prior)

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