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Front cover Summer holidays… a time when laziness is respectable! Here at Metropol we love summer as much as Henry James when he wrote: “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

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appy New Year! And to those of you who are contemplating change in your lives – Happy New Beginnings! I know there's a risk that you will be Bowie'd out by the time you read this but bear with me because: A. He was a genius and B. Along with the tribute, there is a point to considering the legacy he has left us. There is no question that the world has lost an incredible star. Bowie affected everyone who grew up with his music. How lucky we were to have had him. When I think back to my early exposure to Bowie's 'Man Who Sold the World' and subsequent albums and personas, I can still perceive the influence his music had on my formative years. Bowie opened the doors to a world that was so much bigger and more exciting than many of us could imagine in NZ at the time. With his fearlessness of change and trying new things he showed his millions of fans the breadth and potential we all have. The master of reinvention, he showed us that we don't have to be 'stuck' in life, we can try on new 'suits' see what fits and what complements our stage in life. This realisation is all the more poignant to me as this is my penultimate issue before I head off to study in new fields. Since making the decision to change my direction in life I have been blown away by the number of people who have told me about their own reinventions. From a PR professional who has become a successful novelist, an advertising agency creative who is now a Reiki master, to a beautician turned lawyer, during the holidays I have been inspired by accounts from several people who decided to take different paths in their lives at a mature age. Of course while some changes in life work, others may not, but the whole point is about giving something new a go. As Einstein so wisely pointed out – doing the same thing and expecting a different result is insanity. So whether the changes you are contemplating in your lives this year are large or small. Whether it is having a go at painting, learning a new language, changing your career or opening a business – good on you! Give it your best shot and don't worry if it doesn't work out entirely as you had planned, you will be richer for the experience.

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hen one mentions James Bond images of martinis, fast cars, beautiful women, and of course Bollinger Champagne are conjured. To celebrate Bollinger's association with the Bond movies and the latest release, the famous Champagne house created a limited edition '007 Bollinger Spectre Crystal Set'. Worldwide only 307 of these stunning sets were produced. Founded in Lorraine in 1586 and now owned by Hermès, Saint-Louis has master glassblowers that continue to excel at the art of cutting. Eric Berthès created and designed the showcase to be as rare and unequalled as the champagne itself. Christchurch's The George has a long standing relationship with Bollinger Champagne and as such relished the opportunity to secure this product. The George now has the only set available in New Zealand which is not such a surprise as its signature restaurant Pescatore is one of only two NZ restaurants to have a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence. The '007 Bollinger Spectre Crystal Set' is the ultimate in celebratory bubbles - perfect for the festive season, romantic engagement, Valentine's Day or just because you love great champagne and design.




anny Bhoy returns to New Zealand and will perform his brand-new show Please Untick This Box in the Isaac Theatre Royal on Monday 22 February. Danny Bhoy began his stand-up career in 1998 and, a year later, he won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award in the UK. In 2001, he debuted his first solo show at the Edinburgh Festival to critical acclaim. Since then he has been a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe, packing the biggest venues at the festival. Danny Bhoy has become one of the most globally successful and prolific comics working in the world today. He has built up a massive following in New Zealand where his tours have broken attendance records. Danny Bhoy's unique brand of storytelling and razor-sharp wit has been described as “effortlessly funny” and “the stand-up equivalent of Bill Bryson.” Book at Ticketek: 0800 842 538

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VERGE CAFÉ HOSTS PRIME MINISTER On 12 November, Verge Café played host to Prime Minister Rt Hon. John Key and a variety of health industry professionals to celebrate the official opening of Longhurst Health in Halswell. Guests enjoyed a delicious selection of canapés and drinks from Verge, while speeches were made by the Prime Minister, Dr Philip Jacobs and Dr Sandra Hicks.

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he team at Harcourts Holmwood showed their generosity and support for the community last December by getting into the spirit of Christmas and collecting donations of non-perishable food, blankets and toiletries for the Christchurch City Mission. Harcourts Holmwood established collection depots at its offices at 397 and 407 Ilam Road, 74 Edgeware Road, 51 Holmwood Road and 175 Papanui Road. They also called out and collected donations where necessary. The initiative resulted in a generous yield and just before Christmas they delivered thousands of dollars' worth of provisions to the mission - approximately 50 brimming boxes. The team say it was a very emotional experience and that the Foodbank Co-ordinator, Mary Wood, was over the moon with the delivery. To ensure a sumptuous Christmas dinner for those in need they also donated hams for the night shelter Christmas dinner.

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haven for golfers of all levels; Christchurch's latest entertainment venue - X-Golf Avonhead is the perfect place to learn, practice and play. Five state-of-the-art simulators combine cutting edge technology and incredibly lifelike graphics, whilst also offering a variety of courses from across the world such as Pebble Beach and St Andrews. And here's the best part - you can play them in less than one hour, without leaving town. The courses are mapped out to a tee (no pun intended) and the ball flight is shown in real time on the screen. You can drive the ball off the tee, you can hit out of bunkers, hit off the fairway or rough, chip the ball on the green and even putt with real clubs; or you're welcome to BYO clubs. So, whether you want to sharpen up your game to gain that competitive edge or are just starting out and want to learn new skills - this is the place for you. A full bar and restaurant facilities, competition pool tables and interactive games round off this unique experience. X-Golf Avonhead is located at 120 Withells Road, Christchurch. For more information phone (03) 358 8610 or go to

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LIMIT ZERO’S 24-HOUR CIRCUIT FUNDRAISER Limit Zero’s annual 24-hour circuit charity event smashed all the records on the weekend of 30-31 October. Teams from Pegasus 24 Hour Surgery, Deloitte, Mega Mitre 10 Hornby and Endeavour, along with well over 100 other participants, raised over $4000 for Cancer Society by running a 15-minute circuit back-to-back, 96 times over 24 hours. Leading by example, Limit Zero’s Blair Williamson even completed all 24 hours by himself!

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BLUE SCARLET AND BELLA BEAN CELEBRATE OPENING Blue Scarlet and Bella Bean celebrated the opening of their store at 165 Gloucester Street on 10 November. Around 40 invited guests enjoyed nibbles and bubbles surrounded by an eclectic mix of bespoke furniture and homewares, as well as genuine vintage clothing and accessories, furniture, interior design and homewares with an ethical focus.

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FINDING THE RIGHT AGENT Selecting the right agent to sell your home is critical. You need someone who is experienced, who understands the industry, who makes the process enjoyable and who above all gets the job done efficiently and in as short a time as possible.


ariq Kundan of Mike Pero Real Estate ticks all those boxes. He is a very experienced consultant after being in the business since 2003. He has earned numerous awards over those years from being Rookie of the Year when he first started, to achieving elite status, the pinnacle for any realtor. His endless enthusiasm and positive nature make working with him a fun, enjoyable and stress-free experience. And he gets great results – properties that he markets sell on average in three to four weeks. “Targeting the appropriate market for each individual property is the key,” explains Tariq. It is indeed his knowledge of marketing strategies and his expertise in negotiation that has seen him constantly exceed the expectations of his vendors. He is totally committed to achieving the highest possible price for a property and he always works 100% for his clients to ensure they are happy with

his service and the result. “Now working under the Mike Pero Real Estate umbrella enables me to put even greater focus on developing the best marketing campaign I can. No other company offers clients a free TV advertisement when they list or the 90 day guarantee of sale.” If you would like your property sold for the best price, in the best time, with the

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f you have an 18ish-year-old who is about to embark on their first year at university, then you need to know about the recently released book by local author Trudi Urlwin: 'Say Something! The UniSmart Guide to Life, the University & Everything'. Designed for would-be students about to leave high school who are considering embarking on the university pathway, the book is for 'bulletproof' young adults, who probably won't buy it for themselves. However, if you can manage to slip a copy somewhere they will stumble across it and have a light-hearted and informative read, it may just save them from the ongoing temptation to drink like a lush and hit fire alarms for fun. It will certainly help them deal with the inevitable ups and downs they're likely to experience. Trudi is the co-director of UniSmart, a business which puts together comprehensive, action packed lectures for first year students of the world. In fact they've reached almost 600,000 first year students in the UK, Australia, NZ, USA and Canada…


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When you were in your twenties you were fired up about live performance – what did you learn from this and how has this love affected your business UniSmart? Theatre was my first career and the UniSmart presentation is a blend of theatre and information. It is a live experience for live people, who react and participate and feel amazing afterwards because of it. UniSmart is the love child of myself and my husband, John Davey (formerly known as the Amazing Mr Moon). It's our business, 50/50. Later you became Festivals & Events coordinator for the Christchurch City Council what were the stand-out events you organised? That would have to be the inaugural KidsFest and the two KidsFests that followed it. All thanks to visionary Mayor Vicki Buck, who handed her idea to me and said, “Trudi can you do a festival for kids?” I said “Hell Yes!” and asked for a brief. She said, “That is the brief”. It seems your career has been a natural progression mixing performance with creativity and organisation – how did your current business Ideas Agency Ltd come about? I enjoyed managing Festivals but wanted to be independent (story of my life), so I left the Council and set up World Events. In between, I was meeting up with John who I found inspirational in his approach to his career. We started to swap skills and ideas. Then we shared an office and an events secretary and John taught me how to present to a room and do successful pitches. I taught him how to write a fair contract, protect his ideas and get paid. Then out of the blue, we were asked to source the original clown doctor, Dr Patch Adams, for a world medical conference in Christchurch. So we just rang him up in

the States and invited him to tour New Zealand hospitals and he agreed and suddenly John and I were managing our first major event together and it was great, easy. So we formed a company and worked out fairly quickly that John is by far the better presenter and I am better at contracts, systems etc. We divided up every single job involved in running a busy company by playing to our strengths and supporting each other. Now we have help. What inspired you to write 'Say Something! The UniSmart Guide to Life, the University & Everything'? I thought the UniSmart concept would make a good book one day and I like writing down observations, so I had three bulging notebooks from years of touring with UniSmart, and then I left the current one in a toilet block at a remote Arts college in Devon, England. I was resigned to the loss, but a bit devastated. After three days, John rang our client and asked him to go into the Ladies to see if my notebook was still there. It was! I thought - it's a sign. Time to get this book written. How did you decide what the most valuable content for your book would be?

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Life is a big subject. My publisher eventually had to stop me from adding chapters because we were running close to deadline. Much of the content was informed by the thousands of completed survey forms we have from first year students across the world. What was your thought process behind the delivery of your book given the young, bulletproof audience you are attempting to engage? Very instinctive. Basically, I streamed words on to the page at a breakneck pace and then made sense of it later. I think it's important to talk to young people like the intelligent life forms they are and not be afraid of them. I particularly like this age group – so full of potential for life and disaster in equal measure. Where can people get your book? In Christchurch it's at Paper Plus Merivale Mall, Barrington and Bush Inn, Scorpio Books, Take Note Ferrymead, UBS (University of Canterbury) Paper Tree and Whitcoulls. Also available to purchase on our website What is your proudest achievement? My relationships with my children Eva and Max and my step-boys Rowan and Robin. They are the most wonderful kids and I had something to do with that. We have such a good time when we all get together and my book is dedicated to them –'The Awesome Foursome'. If you could go back and tell your teenage self something, what would it be? You're doing fine. Get a dog. What is your favourite drink? Christchurch tap water after being overseas. What is one thing Metropol readers would be surprised to know about you? I'm shy, so I'm hopeless at business networking. What's next on your wish list? Finish my crime novel.

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Daad'wieh on Norfolk Island If you really crave a time out vacation, there's a little under-explored destination that's one of the most surprising islands on earth. It's unique and boutique, it packs a scenic punch so you can slow the pace and it's a mere two hour flight from here to there.


ike New Zealand, Norfolk Island prides itself on being small, special and friendly. Despite the island being just 8kms long and 5kms wide, there's plenty to explore and visitors are amply rewarded with unspoiled beaches and bays, adventure activities, fabulous food, unique ancestry, spectacular heritage architecture and history that has spanned brutal to benign in three generations. Orientation is easy - take a tour, hire a car or book a bike to find unexpected scenic splendour on a trip around the island. Swim within the golden crescent of Emily Bay (pictured above), snorkel among the rocks and reefs of Slaughter Bay, watch a perfect sunset from Puppy's

Goat’s cheese platter Point or the rugged ocean roar at Captain Cook's Memorial. Meander through the lush greenery of the Botanic Gardens and National Park to the top of Mt Pitt for 360 degree views of almost everywhere! Discover the unique plants and birds that have arrived on Norfolk Island by wing, wave or wind, then



enjoy quiet hibiscus-frilled country lanes back to Burnt Pine's line-up of shops, cafes, banks, businesses and weekend markets. Food lovers will be astonished by the organic and gastronomic quality available. On Norfolk Island you can be as active or indolent as you wish. Unspoiled retreats to rest and relax may well become the most precious luxuries of the future, but fortunately these islanders are guardians of a lifestyle much of the world has already lost. “Daad'wieh” that's the way it is on Norfolk Island. What a blessing. Travel Writer Wendy Dunlop visited Norfolk Island recently courtesy of Norfolk Island Tourism and Air New Zealand.

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Warm, bright colours and soft furnishings provide a feeling of friendliness and safety; and a huge Eucalyptus log and sandpit complete with babbling water feature cater to the essential childhood experience of fun. Cholmondeley’s practice model is backed by substantial research, and the team believe their work is leading the way in providing holistic short-term respite care for children. “At Cholmondeley we don’t school in the traditional sense,” says Integrated Services Manager, Edwina Poynton, “but take an


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A haven for children in crisis Cholmondeley Children’s Centre has operated in Governors Bay, Canterbury for the last 90 years. It provides short-term, emergency and planned respite care to children whose families are experiencing distress or crisis.


hen faced with rebuilding after the earthquakes, Cholmondeley took a researched approach to the design of its new centre. “We now know physical spaces can either greatly support or impede a child’s sense of wellbeing and their ability to learn, so we wanted to create an environment where you could actually see Cholmondeley’s Vision and Philosophy of Care manifest using a vastly different design approach,” says Shane Murdoch, CEO. These manifestations of Cholmondeley’s Vision: Value Our Children, are easy to note in the new building: benches, windows, and door handles built at heights appropriate for young people respect children’s practical needs, while reading nooks and breakout spaces acknowledge their right to privacy.

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integrated approach to developing the NZ Curriculum Key Competencies through adventure-based and experiential learning activities.” The children create Learning Stories, which record their successes and can be shared with their friends, family, and school. This reflects Cholmondeley’s belief that no child can thrive in isolation. “Cholmondeley is part of a collaborative and preventative approach that spans across child, whānau, community, agency and government spheres,” says Murdoch, “we all have a role to play in improving outcomes for our children.” Can you Help a Child in Crisis? Becoming a regular monthly giver is the most direct, practical, and simple way you can contribute. Please go to to learn how or call Cholmondeley today on (03) 329 9832.


Relaxing resort atmosphere Enjoying the summer isn't complete without a trip to Hanmer Springs and there's no better place to stay and enjoy the resort atmosphere than the Hot Springs Motor Lodge.


he property offers a range of 32 units, from studio-sized rooms up to family units; they are quiet, large and spacious rooms, some with spa baths and others with sunny views to the beckoning mountains behind. On site is also the Five Stags Restaurant Bar and Conference Centre which offers dinners and full buffet breakfasts, a family friendly atmosphere and has extended bar hours.

The restaurant and bar have a hunting lodge feel with outdoor seating and a welcoming fire to enjoy a drink in the cool brisk air. Additionally, there are two conference rooms, which can hold up to 200 people and are suitable for work events, celebrations or weddings. The a la carte lunch and dinner menu have appealing choices and the hot buffet breakfast on Sundays is a definite crowd pleaser. If you are staying as a guest the

buffet or continental breakfast available on Sundays is discounted for guests over the weekend. Although the two businesses run separately, they both complement each other and offer a unique service for the township and offer a welcoming place to stay and enjoy what Hanmer Springs has to offer. During the month of February the restaurant and bar is offering a



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$3.6M in grants over 20 years Since established 20 years ago in 1995 the Christchurch Casinos Charitable Trust(CCCT) has given a total of $3.6M in grants to Community Groups.


ocal community groups this year have received $139,000 donated by Christchurch Casinos Charitable Trust (CCCT) to combat compulsive and addictive behavioural problems. The CCCT chairperson, Lady Karen Hadlee, said funds were distributed to 27 health and education organisations including church groups, medical research, youth agencies, phone counselling and refuge centres. The annual funding process was completed recently with donations presented to recipients comprising: Church Agencies: Christchurch City Mission $15,000; Christchurch Apostolic Trust $10,000; Christchurch Apostolic Trust $5,000. Medical Research: NZ Brain Research Ltd $5,000. Community Support Agencies: Battered Women's Trust $2,500; Canterbury Men's Centre $3,000; AVIVA $7,000; Home and Family Society $5,000; Kingdom Resources $5,000; MHAPS $3,000; Tenants Protection Society $4,000; West Christchurch Women's Refuge Society $2,500; Order of St John $5,000; Stopping Violence Services Limited $3,000. Education and Youth Agencies: 180 Degrees Trust $3,000; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch $4,000; Canterbury

Christchurch Casinos Charitable Trust (CCCT) Annual Grants presentation function: L-R: Brett Anderson, (CEO, Chch Casino); Barry Corbett (CCCT Trustee); Pamela Lindsay (CCCT Trustee); Karen Hadlee (CCCT Trustee); Kate Palmer (Pepetual Guardian); Ken Matthews (Chairman, Chch Casino) Youth Development Programme Trust $8,000; Cholmondeley Children's Home Inc $5,000; K2 Youth Development Trust Christchurch $2,000; Christchurch Children's Holiday Camps Trust $3,000; Spirit of Adventure Trust $5,000. Sexual and Child Abuse Agencies &

Prison Related Charities: Project Esther Trust $10,000; Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust $5,000; Pillars Inc $5,000. Telephone and Other Counselling: Youthline Central South Island $8,000; Caroline House $3,000; Single Women as Parents $3,000.


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French up your life Learning a new language is a skill that widens your horizons beyond the country you live in. Alliance Française Christchurch, integrates the French world into daily New Zealand life, offering language classes as well as providing a French cultural centre to the community.


anguage classes for the New Year begin on February 1 for 10 weeks. All tutors are French native speakers with a qualification in teaching French as a foreign language. Classes are available for a range of learners, from children as young as one year to adults, complete beginners and more advanced speakers, as well as private lessons available. All information and bookings for classes can be found online at their new look website at Alliance Française will be on the airwaves this year, with their new show, Radio Oh là là on Plains FM every other Wednesday at 7pm from January 27, and also on podcast at The show, hosted by Neill Pickard, will feature interviews with prominent people

from the French community, beginning with Spectrum street artist Julien 'Seth' Malland. For more French culture look out for the Alliance Française French Film Festival (AFFFF), the annual film festival which will run from March 3-20 at Hoyts Northlands. Over the year ahead Alliance Française will also host a number of other events bringing the French and local community together, including

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A new you for 2016 New Year, new look, new you! The award winning team at H&B Hair Art & Beauty have grown and are now in two locations – the original flagship salon and spa located at 96 Cranford Street and the new more intimate hair and beauty spa located at 23 Humphrey's Drive, Ferrymead.


he team recently returned from Wellington where they celebrated winning Runners Up in HITO NZARH Grand Salon of the Year and Employers Choice, and where the lovely Megan also won People's Choice in the HITO Hairdressing Photo Challenge. After this lovely end to 2015, the team are now back in action and ready to provide fresh and on-trend hair, beauty, and makeup services to refresh your look for the New Year! For the latest summer trends and best education in hair, beauty and make-up, call in and visit the highly talented H&B team who (armed with the finest hair & beauty products) make the latest European styles and trends available to you (and let's not forget they are also proud sponsors of Canterbury and Auckland Fashion & Beauty Week too!). If you're thinking of making a change this summer, H&B are the team you'll want to call! Have a peek at some summer inspiration, as well as a stunning Before & After on the amazing Elora! (The Shrinking Violet on Facebook) Give the team a call on (030 381 8939 (Cranford Street) or (03) 376 5527 (Ferrymead) to book an appointment today! Alternatively you can book online at Happy Summer!!

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CPIT PITCH runway show wows The future of fashion was on display at CPIT’s new Whareora on 21 November. Among the audience at the PITCH runway show were fashion industry professionals, students’ friends and family, and fashion-minded members of the community. Full collections were shown by final year fashion technology and design students, who also organised their own models, accessories and choreography, as well as mini collections from second and first year students.

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f you are feeling like a change now is the time to do it, with Surreal offering a complimentary 15 minute consultation to talk over your new look to discuss the styles you like, what cut and colours will suit, and how the new style will work with your lifestyle. “The New Year is always a good time to change stylist or to get a new look - to make an investment in your hair,” says Michelle from Surreal. “You wear it every day so wear it well.” For those with long hair it may be a move to a sleek lob, or an update of a style you have worn for many years, an adventurous new look, or perhaps you finally have the time to think of your own needs. Try a revitalising facial in Chontal's beauty room at Surreal, for skin to match your new do. Surreal has a great team of stylists with a wealth of experience and expertise, matching new clients with the stylist who will work best for them. They specialise in colouring and balayage, as well as


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Superb community healthcare A new community and a new opportunity to provide healthcare services for that community. That is the focus for Karen Crisp and Graeme Smith, the co-owners of The Landing's recently opened Unichem pharmacy and of their manager Tom, a clinical pharmacist who is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

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“We are really excited about being the first port of call in this community for their healthcare requirements.”

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It's a SUPERFOOD frenzy! What is a superfood? Superfoods are foods rich in nutrients which provide us with a variety of health benefits. They have large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols (micronutrients in our diet, known for their role in the prevention of degenerative diseases), vitamins and minerals. Who can benefit from having superfoods? It's important for everyone to foster a diet rich in superfood goodness! Research shows that the typical Western diet of refined, processed and cooked foods means that most people get less than 10 percent of their required daily vitamins and minerals from the foods they eat. Making an effort to incorporate superfoods into your diet is an excellent way of ensuring you get enough nutrients. How can I incorporate superfoods into my family's diet? Snack on superfoods rather than processed foods and sugary drinks. Chop fresh fruit and vegetables into bite-sized pieces, make fruit smoothies, and have nuts and seeds handy to graze on. Consider superfood supplements to boost your nutrient intake. Superfood powders are simple and convenient to add to smoothies, muesli or porridge, sauces and dressings, baking, marinades, or a glass of water, depending on the product. What's different about Lighthouse Superfoods? The Lighthouse Superfoods range presents a variety of natural superfood powders, each containing vitamins, minerals, amino acids and nutrients, available in a convenient, easy-to-use tub.




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a totally new innovation that is launching globally – starting in New Zealand!” With a better grip, Write Size helps make writing easier, provides children with much more control and, most importantly, the pencils are made to scale to fit their hands. Write Size pencils are available for a range of ages – including: Ÿ 2 – 6 years Ÿ 6 – 10 years Ÿ 10 years and over Write Size can be purchased nationally and exclusively from Warehouse Stationery for an RRP of $9.99.

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HOME STYLE for su Welcome in the New Year with some new styles for your home this summer. Boutique shopping emporium, The Tannery, has a great choice in homeware for your walls, kitchen and living spaces.


right colours and contemporary designs fill the room at Bolt of Cloth. They have a huge range of unique Scandinavian fabrics, as well as New Zealand textiles that can be transformed into anything from cushions, light shades and canvases for your wall, to blinds, curtains and squabs, and one of the largest ranges of ready-made cushions in the country. Add one of their soft cushions to the hand crafted Piha wire lounger by Iko Traders, and finish off with some fun homeware from Marimekko, for a great summer indoor or outdoor look. The Flock design boutique has an eye for natural, organic and primarily New Zealand handcrafted goods, with a collection of beautiful pieces for your home. Check out the original screen printed designs by Natty on tea-towels, pillow cases and art prints, and the earthware and ceramic range by Tatyanna Meharry, also known as The Busy Finch. Tatyanna's pieces are all made by hand, including the



Teepee also stocks Uashmama range of washable paper bags - a paper bag that looks like leather and holds its form and is made to be washed and used time and time again.

300 series cups. Named for the weight of white New Zealand clay used to make each vessel the cups are available in three colour options, all inspired by the colours found in drawing and sketching implements. Take your dining outdoors for the summer months with the selection of

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For a French shabby chic look that you can design yourself, Cosi Fan Tutte have the Annie Sloan range of Chalk Paint.

fun enamel kitchenware from Teepee. Think owls and foxes on pretty enamel tea or coffee pots, milk jugs, plates, tumblers, mugs, espresso sets and canisters, all from Wild and Wolf as part of the 'Folklore' designs range by Nina Jarema. Teepee also stocks Uashmama range of washable paper bags - a paper bag that looks like leather and holds its form and is made to be washed and used time and time again. The bags come in a great range of sizes and colours including metallics. For a French shabby chic look that you


can design yourself, Cosi Fan Tutte have the Annie Sloan range of Chalk Paint. The chalk paint works without the need for priming or sanding, is easy to use, quick to dry and can be used for a number of different paint techniques. Workshops are available through Cosi Fan Tutte with local artist Catherine Plom to learn the simple techniques for revitalising old furniture, walls, ceiling and floors – the options are endless. Visit The Tannery at 3 Garlands Road in Woolston or at



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Take a North Canterbury NEW SUMMER MENU Cassels & Sons Cra beers & Local Waipara Wines, Gourmet Pizzas Garden Conservatory & available for Private Func ons 'Forest Anthracite' - one of the new fabrics arriving in this month at Femme de Brocante

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If you are heading North these holidays and looking for something interesting to do, visit some of the furniture and second hand shops of North Canterbury along the way. Vaughan Antiques Vaughan Antiques carries a wide range of English and French Furniture, decorative items, mirrors, lighting, rugs, art and outdoor furniture/pots, urns etc., exclusively hand-picked by the owners. Trips to the UK and Europe are on a regular basis to source stock from antique fairs, dealers, auctions and private estates. Current stock is updated on their website, and there is always a range of unrestored stock which can be viewed on the premises, a restoration service is also available. Phone (03) 313 3655 The Old Meadery According to Annette the owner of the Old Meadery the current trend is 'white on cream on neutral', her wide range of French knits and crisp German linen clothing does just that. Along with clothing Annette has a shop full of

Delicious Cambodian food for lunch or dinner to takeaway, or dine in...

French 'bric and brac' with imported mirrors and armoires she has sourced on various trips abroad. On Fridays you will find her at the Ohoka market, where she has a steady flow of followers. 273 Plasketts Rd, Fernside, phone (03) 313 1366. Femme de Brocante The girls at Femme de Brocante are excited as their next big container arrives this January. A collection of beautiful new fabrics, elephants on linen, florals, sorbets and pinks, and plenty for those that enjoy the country lodge or 'horse and hound' look too. Additionally there are contrasting plaids in different colours and new French oilcloths. The newly upholstered furniture will be in the store plus the chalk paints for renovating that favourite piece of furniture.



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Hours of opening:10am-5pm Monday-Friday; 10am-4pm Saturday. 15 Coronation Street, Rangiora, phone (03) 310 7635, or go to Louis Who and Twine Based in the old Waikuku mill, are Louis Who and Twine, the former deals in second hand clothing and the latter in pre-loved furniture. Lisa Willetts from Louis Who loves colour and has certain panache to suss out a good label, this summer she has pastel summer dresses to tempt you. Most of the building is devoted to Twine, where Sandy Williams has a wide collection of furniture from various eras of New Zealand history. She started collecting in Australia years ago and when the garage started filling up at home she had to move. Currently she has some treasures; a gorgeous Georgian sideboard, Scotch chests, wooden baker racks from India, and big European armoires, outdoor pieces are also popular and she has some rustic round French tables, perfect for a courtyard.

Shop hours: Thursday – Sunday 9am-4pm Located in The Old Mill, Main Rd, Waikuku. Phone (03) 312 2152 Mumma T Trading Lounge New to the scene is Mumma T Trading Lounge, which recently opened in the old CRT building in Amberley specialising in 'gently used' clothing, vintage and retro wares. Owner Trish Coleman believes that “homes should be sensory places that feed you visually, nurture your senses, and not only smell pleasant but are comfortable too.” In keeping with that theme, the shop has some real treats: perfumed candles, soda syrups, planters, light bases, cane wear and taxidermy. 'Out the Back' is an eclectic mix perfect for foraging: furniture, trophy mounts and kitchen utensils to bring back childhood memories. Next year she plans to open a French room with antique furniture and an area dedicated to her burgeoning second hand clothing. Mumma T Trading Lounge is located at 86 Carter St, Amberley, phone (03) 314 9086,


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After running the Rocking Frog gift and café in Waikari for eight years, Kate Calder has subleased the building and returned to her first passion: Painting.


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ate was inspired by the New Zealand rural landscapes after living at Glen Lyon; she loves the colours and textures of our natural alpine environment and those amongst it: merinos, bees and discarded birds' nests left on the ground, anything that sparks her interest! “My dream had always been to have a gallery and exhibit my own work. When our third child was six months old, a perfect little building in Waikari came on the market. Initially I owned it with a friend and was hoping to be able to exhibit my own works, but painting took a back seat to a very busy, coffee shop and art gallery!” For eight years the business grew, exhibiting some of New Zealand's very well-known artists, and selling some exclusive interior products! But after a long period of working seven days a week, painting, farming, and children were calling. Since closing the Rocking Frog in 2015 the paintbrush never stops. Kate has exhibited at Culverden Fete, Aigantighe Gallery in Timaru, and more recently at 'Art In The Garden'. Her work is inspired by nature, and can be viewed on her Facebook page 'Kate Calder Gallery', she welcomes commission work.

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Waipara Springs Summer Festival Fine wine, excellent food and a variety of entertainment, all make for a fun and relaxing day in beautiful garden surroundings at Waipara Springs CafĂŠ. This year is their fourth summer festival, which will be held on Sunday 31 January 2016 from 11am.


nlike other similar events Waipara Springs Summer festival is very much a family based aair, with the emphasis on leisurely relaxation for the adults and freedom for the youngsters to run and play. There will be entertainment for the children such as bouncy castle, face painting and great food options to satisfying even the fussiest of taste buds. Adults can relax in the ambient entertaining surrounds, while enjoying a beverage of choice and bite to eat from the wide range of locally sought food available. Treat yourself to a unique wine

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You can enjoy an adventure of personal shopping for those special gifts. Our Emporium is like an Aladdin's Cave and then relax with your new treasures with a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner (Friday nights).

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During the day Michael Hill performs, followed by the popular Irish act Shameless, and then vocalist Nyree, who is a highly sought after solo vocalist and a returning favourite to the festival, she is an accomplished professional singer, and will be an act not to miss. A great day out for all with prizes for best dressed female and male, lucky draw giveaways and discounted wine. Book online: Tickets are $25 each, group discounts available and children are free with an accompanying adult. Address 409 Omihi Rd, Waipara, phone (03) 314 6777.

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PICTURESQUE SETTING for a 'dream day' to remember

By Cheryl Colley

Romance flourishes in the warmth and holiday atmosphere of the summer. Inevitably there will be engagements. If you have just become engaged - congratulations. Now comes the fun of planning your wedding and making the very important decision of where to hold your ceremony and wedding reception…


hat decision really isn't so difficult. There can be few more picturesque settings for a wedding than The Vineyard @ Rossendale, located on the edge of Christchurch, but seemingly a world away from the hustle of the city. Set amongst exquisite mature gardens on the Old Tai Tapu Road and with the backdrop of a working vineyard, The Vineyard @ Rossendale can create a truly memorable wedding for you. “People are still discovering our existence,” says events manager Graham Jones. “We don't want to be a secret – just the opposite. The more people learn about what we have to offer the happier we will be.” The Vineyard @ Rossendale is available for weddings throughout the year, each season visually memorable in its own way. Whether you have dreamed of a lavish wedding breakfast, a sophisticated cocktail party, an elegant lunch or afternoon tea, Graham's team will listen to your special ideas and then use their knowledge and experience to “make it happen.”

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“This is a really adaptable venue. It's a blank canvas that can be dressed and themed to suit all tastes – from rustic to modern, from traditional to funky. We can also provide wet weather options for the ceremony at a moment's notice. Otherwise there are many locations in the grounds that will create a captivating setting – perhaps under a magnificent copper beach

or alongside rhododendrons and perennial borders.” A variety of menus offers flexibility to select the dining style that suits you, complemented by the vineyard's own wines or beverages of your choice. Served indoors, outdoors, among the vines, at sunrise or sunset if you wish, your guests will be treated to a day to remember.



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L “This is a really adaptable venue. It's a blank canvas that can be dressed and themed to suit all tastes – from rustic to modern, from traditional to funky. The Vineyard @ Rossendale is able to cater for up to 180 guests. The venue is available for viewing and couples are invited to speak with Graham to discuss their ideas for a dream wedding. Phone (03) 322 7780 or email

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FUSION OF FLAVOURS This recipe, straight from the MasterChef New Zealand Kitchen, won the 'Gourmet' dish for My Food Bags. Head chef, dietitian and MasterChef 2011 winner Nadia Lim appeared on the show to guest judge each contestant's dishes. Fennel Crusted Venison Loin with Braised Red Cabbage, Edamame & Plums Braised Red Cabbage 1/2 red onion, finely diced 1 teaspoon fennel spice mix 1/2 red cabbage, finely sliced until you have about 3 cups worth 1 plum (from pottle), pitted, roughly chopped 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/2 cup red wine 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar Fennel Crusted Venison Loin 300g venison loin (at room temperature) 1 teaspoons fennel spice mix 1 tablespoon butter Edamame 1 tablespoon butter Zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon 1-3/4 cups frozen podded edamame beans, defrosted Plums 2 plums (from pottle), pitted, roughly chopped Large pinch fennel spice mix

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METHOD 1. Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium pot (with a lid) on medium heat. Cook onion and first measure of fennel spice mix for 2 minutes until softened. Add all remaining braised red cabbage ingredients to pot. Stir to combine and reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until plum has broken down and cabbage is wilted. Stir occasionally to avoid cabbage sticking. Season to taste with salt and pepper, set aside and keep warm. 2. While cabbage cooks, pat venison dry with paper towels and cut into 2 even pieces. Rub a little olive oil into each piece and coat in second measure fennel spice mix. Heat a medium fry-pan on medium heat and cook venison for 2 minutes on each of all 4 sides for medium-rare (depending on thickness), or until cooked to your liking. Remove from pan and wrap in foil to rest for 5 minutes, then slice thinly against the grain. 3. Wipe out pan and return to medium to high heat. Add butter, lemon zest and juice. When butter has melted toss edamame beans through for 1 minute, until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. In a small bowl combine chopped plums with remaining fennel spice mix. To serve, divide braised cabbage and edamame between plates. Top with sliced venison and spoon over plums.

Delicious lemon almond slice


Icing on the cake comes in bottle Akarua Alchemy Ice 2013 is the ultimate conclusion at the end of a beautiful meal, adding that final layer of decadence and ensuring that your evening is one to be remembered.


ich and intense, Akarua Alchemy Ice has complex layers of rose, pears and melon, trailing off to beautiful lingering spicy notes. Made in the ice wine style, riesling grapes are harvested from Akarua's Bannockburn vines and blast chilled for days before the fruit is gently pressed to extract the highly concentrated juice creating this viscous, luminous liquid gold. Beautifully packaged, each enamelled 375ml bottle is hand waxed and individually numbered, because wine this unique is impossible to be made on a grand scale. Akarua Alchemy Ice 2013 RRP $40


he Villas has a secret weapon and we employ his finely honed culinary skills to tempt and delight our patrons with some of the finest baking and desserts in Christchurch. Des started honing his skills over 25 years ago and has been with The Villas for a little over the last 10. When asked what inspired him to start baking, the instant answer was “Mum, and the Edmonds cookbook of course”. Being a fully trained chef there's not much that Des can't tackle in the kitchen. But it's the baking that's developed into his passion, adapting and twisting some classics into his own creations and experimenting with new techniques and ingredients. One of these treats is featured here, a delicious slice that you will regularly find in our cabinet to enjoy while catching up with friends or business colleagues over a finely crafted brew.

With Des O’Neill Baker extaordinaire Recipe Gluten Free Lemon Almond Slice Line a 34 x 24cm tin with baking paper. For the base 450g soft butter 3/4 cup icing sugar 2 cups GF Flour 1 cup ground almonds Cream butter and sugar then add flour and almond. Press into tin and bake for 30 mins at 150°C. Remove from oven and cool. Topping 8 eggs 21/2 cups sugar Rind and juice of 3 lemons 1 cup of GF flour Beat eggs and sugar until quite thick. Add lemon rind, flour and juice. Pour onto cooled base and top with flaked almonds, about 1 cup. Bake for 30 mins at 150°C, remove and cool.

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Farmers’ Market place to be on Sundays If chilling out on a Sunday in a market setting that offers great produce, live entertainment and delicious ready-to-eat food sounds just “your cup of tea”, check out the Downtown Farmers' Market.


t's held at The Commons on the corner of Durham and Kilmore Streets (the former Crowne Plaza site) and is open every Sunday (rain or shine) from 9.30am – 2.30pm. The Commons is a fantastic inner city site with great profile and parking. With a strong focus on fresh, seasonal produce (local where possible) the knowledgeable and passionate stallholders offer organic vegetables, wholesale flowers, free range eggs, artisan bakery, venison, cheese, homemade pickles and sauces. Arts and crafts, giftware, plants, candles, jewellery and yummy dog treats all provide extra variety. Plenty of food options With a United Nations food offering - Mexican, Japanese, American, Palestinian, Stewart Islandish to name a few, delicious, ready-to-eat food from stalls and food trucks awaits your selection. And, of course there is great coffee.

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“Come and find out for yourself how they're a different shopping experience and leave you feeling connected and energised.” Family friendly Weekly, live entertainment on the village green along with retro sports equipment available to all makes for a relaxing family vibe. John Lodge runs the market and is thrilled that the market has helped to ”connect the local community and attract people back into our great central city”. Lodge adds, “Farmers'

markets are all the rage at the moment. Come and find out for yourself how they're a different shopping experience and leave you feeling connected and energised.” For more information, check out the Facebook page marketnz or contact John - email:

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Beer, food & great stories Celebrate summer at No 4...


've got some great stories about No 4. Fantastic nights filled with wonderful food and beverages, shared with great friends having good times. It's an old favourite for a lot of people. It's central and accessible to most in Christchurch, at 4 Mansfield Ave in Merivale. It's been the destination many a time for a combination of great atmosphere, great food and a beverage or two. I myself have attended wonderful functions in the library and it's available for your function too, a wonderful place to throw that special celebration, perhaps an engagement party, a work get together, or that dinner you would rather have No 4 sort for you than have at your own house. It feels like home anyway doesn't it? The chefs are wonderful at putting great combinations on the menu and there are the specials to check out as well. There are gluten-free options on the menu; will you choose the sizzling Pork Belly with

Will you choose the sizzling Pork Belly with gnocchi and lemon sage butter, the “Plank” platter of succulent samples or a bucket of the famous No 4 chicken wings?

gnocchi and lemon sage butter, the “Plank” platter of succulent samples or a bucket of the famous No 4 chicken wings? There's something for everyone, the menu is crammed with delicious choices. Whether it's a function, a group or a quiet catch-up, there is a space for everyone. If those nooks and crannies could talk what stories could they tell? It's time for you to make your own great stories at No 4. Book your experience on (03) 355 3720 or drop into 4 Mansfield Ave.

PROTOCOL CAN CATER FOR ANY EVENT TWO PRIVATE FUNCTION ROOMS Contact, Protocol on 03 9642880 or www.protocoloncolombo 2 Colombo Street

Traditional Japanese Cuisine from the Tomi Family

Lunch: Tues-Sat 11:30am-2.00pm

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Dinner: Tues-Sun 5:30pm till late

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with Brown Rice Salad Matched with Höpt Soda Elderberry & Herb



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Matc mad i heave INGREDIENTS (serve four): For the salmon 4 salmon fillets (around 120g each) – each should be pin boned and skin left on 2 tbsp white miso paste 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp fish sauce 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp fresh ginger (grated) 2 fresh lemons (for garnish) For the brown rice salad 2 cups of cooked brown rice 1 cup of chopped fresh herbs (coriander, basil, mint, parsley, chives) 3 spring onions (cut on an angle) 2 tbsp of fresh ginger, grated 4 tbsp of tamari sauce 1 tbsp of fish sauce 1 tbsp of oyster sauce 2 tbsp liquid honey Juice of 2 limes or lemons Salt and pepper (or soy) DRINK MATCH: Höpt Soda Elderberry and Herb (available in four packs from your local supermarket – RRP $6.99)

METHOD: For the salmon 1. Put oven on and set to 180°C 2. Blend all the ingredients (except the salmon and lemons) into a paste 3. Sit the salmon on a baking dish and smear with the paste 4. Slice the lemons thinly and place along the top of each fillet 5. Season with salt and pepper 6. Place the salmon into the preheated oven (set to 180°c) and fanbake 7. Bake for 10 minutes – then check the salmon. They should be just cooked (you can cook for longer if you wish) For the brown rice salad 1. Cook rice, as directed on the pack 2. Add all the ingredients to the freshly cooked rice while it's still warm 3. Mix well 4. Season to your taste with salt and pepper (or soy) TO SERVE: 1. Spoon the rice onto four warm plates or bowls 2. Place the salmon on top of the rice 3. Serve with extra rice if needed, a dish of soy (for extra seasoning), some citrus wedges and some fresh herb shoots 4. Serve up a glass of Höpt Soda Elderberry and Herb to bring out the fresh flavours even more

The best food you'll have since you last visited your Nana! All day Breakfast & Lunch Menu Savoury taste buds? Real Kiwi cuisine such as Lambs Fry & Bacon, Eggs Benedict, Savoury Mince & Egg, traditional big breakfast - to name a few of delicious dishes.

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“THE BUTCHERS APRON” Located beside Peter Timbs Meats in Edgeware Succulent Pulled pork in a Bap , BLT's , Bacon Bu es Hot Hungarian and Nuremburg Sausages in Bun. Steak Sandwiches and the Smell of Fresh made coffee “NOW SELLING GOURMET PIES” Beef & Stout, Venison & good old mince & cheese. Open 7:30am to 3:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday

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Aroha Drinks makes a range of delicious handcrafted juices and cordials for your drinking pleasure. These delicious fruit drinks will surely brighten up any dinner table. Available in New World Supermarkets and cafes throughout New Zealand. P. (03) 341 1183 E. Metropol January 21, 2016 47

JAGZ STYX MILL CELEBRATE ROMANIA’S NATIONAL DAY Sergio and Sabina, owners of Jagz Styx Mill, provided around 90 lucky guests with a taste of their home country on 1 December. “Hai Noroc” (“cheers”) was an evening of celebrations for Romania’s National Day. Guests enjoyed traditional food, drinks, music and dance. Entertainment was provided by Roger Buckton and Richard Raizias (musicians), Budimir Miljkovic (singer), Mihaela Hnat and Lia Silea (singers and dancers), and Roxana Coman (dancer).

Dr Roger Buckton (key speaker), Sabrina and Segio Toader (owners)

Jeff and Sharon Wood

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Fantastic NEW MENU. Pop into our friendly cafe & relax with your favourite coffee. Located at top end of Riccarton Rd.

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You can enjoy unique dishes with the Influence of Czech & European flavours made fresh on the premises. The new owners have created an invi ng interior complemented by the new outside sea ng area. G.F. op ons & Catering available (delivery on request)

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Summer just got better...

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There's a new summer menu that needs to be tried, it's fresh, like the ingredients, and it's got style… A huge menu of scrumptious mouth-watering delights & dangerously good coffee. Available for functions & catering services HOURS: Mon-Thurs 7am-4pm Fri 7am-Late Sat & Sun 8.30am-3.30pm

112 Wrights Rd Addington Ph: 962 9629 Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Tapa’s Menu


ots of seafood choices with a fish of the day. Great scallops, sashimi, avocado salsa. Or perhaps a Japanese style pizza drizzled in Japanese mayonnaise with a cold beer at the end of a hot day at work? Could be you have a function to sort. Why not have it at Milieu? There's no hiring fee for groups. Have that evening function somewhere that has great parking. Somewhere that has the style for something special like an engagement party – Milieu. Catering is an option so if you have an office shout or birthday lunch, you can get all the delicious food you would find in their servery and more. Perhaps cocktail party food, or cater for that dinner at home? Milieu is open weekdays from 7am till 4pm, Sunday 8.30am3.30pm. And is now open on Friday and

To accommodate the demand for those wanting Milieu's wonderful service and food for an evening meal, tapas is a speciality. Saturday till 9pm. To accommodate the demand for those wanting Milieu's wonderful service and food for an evening meal, tapas is a speciality. Everything is made there on site. The great news, if you're there often, is that they change items regularly. I still love their lambs fry. With a delicious range of food with parking on site it's an easy option to pop down to 112 Wrights Road in Addington to get a taste of Milieu. For more information go to or call (03) 962 9629.

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$15 LUNCH MENU Come and enjoy a back to work treat Available Mon – Friday 11.30am-3pm or try our NEW SNACK AND SMALL PLATE MENU Enjoy with a relaxing drink on your way home. Available 3 – 6pm daily.

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WONDERFUL WAYS WITH WALLS Gone are the days of restricting one hue on all four walls of a room. With the simple sweep of a brush and some good old fashioned DIY, you can embrace your love of colour and make something plain supercool.


ot off the press and compiled by designer LeeAnn Yare with photography by Larnie Nicolson, the latest Resene Style Guide instalment offers expert tips and tricks for making magic with your walls – from chic spots, to colour-blocked cupboards and chequerboard chalkboards! Get the latest free Resene Style Guide at or call in to a Resene Colour Shop and collect the set. Resene will be adding new Style Guides to the series over the coming months so keep an eye out for the next style guides too. For more interior inspiration check online at LeeAnn Yare on Facebook or Instagram or

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naturally tiles - your choice naturally 13 Mandeville St Christchurch Ph: (03) 343 0933 50 January 21, 2016 Metropol


By Cheryl Colley

TILE DISPLAYS MAKE SELECTION SIMPLE There can be few more attractive premises to choose tiles from than Exquisite Tiles' showroom at 295 Blenheim Road. An abundance of natural light in the new showroom complements and enhances the vast range of eye-catching displays of tiles from all over the world to make your selection easy.


arge format tiles and smaller sizes in natural earthy tones share space with coloured mosaics and fashionable decorative 3D wall panels. You will also find a wide range of timber laminates here as well as hard timber flooring. Upstairs there is even a large studio area where customers can lay out their house plans and discuss tiling or other flooring options with Exquisite Tiles' consultants. Exquisite Tiles not only advise customers about tiles, help them with their choices and supply tiles, but they have a distinct point of difference – their installation service. This really is a flooring solution company. Consultants Karen and Michele are experts in their field with many years of experience in both installation and interior design. “Choosing the most appropriate tiles

for particular environments is crucial,” Karen explains, “especially now that people want to use tiles not only in the traditional areas, but also as features.” Exquisite Tiles have also partnered with Oakleys, the bathroom product suppliers and with Winstone Glass to give customers a complete service for their shower and bathroom designs. Several feature displays in the showroom demonstrate how versatile and artistic tiles can be in this area of the home. Enquiries and consultations are welcomed at the Blenheim Road Showroom from Monday to Friday 9am– 5pm and Saturday from 10am – 12.30pm. Alternatively phone Exquisite Tiles on (03) 348 3285, email or visit for new tiling styles, design and trends.

295 Blenheim Rd

Phone 348 3285 Metropol January 21, 2016 51


TOTAL FOOD EQUIPMENT TURNS SIX On 31 October Total Food Equipment celebrated its six-year anniversary. The store was buzzing with great product demonstrations and loads of discounts and in-store specials for shoppers.

Sam Bucknell, Grant Platt

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Welcome the

OUTDOORS IN Summer gardens are in full ower and your outdoor spaces will be looking their best this time of year. Add a touch of greenery to your interior to bring colour, texture, character and a taste of outdoor living, inside your home.


lanters can be any size or shape - reuse old jars and teapots, add new colour to old favourites, or try some of the great colours and styles from design stores across the city. Visit Industria for their striking marble plant stands and a selection of pots, or the fun designs from Pop & Scott pots at Copper + Pink, with each pot hand painted with gorgeous colours from turquoise and pink to

metallics. Try a more classic look with blue oral ceramic planters from Redcurrent or fun faux mossy planters from Freedom. Place smaller pots in clusters on book shelves or window sills, or try a larger feature piece such as the striking copper plant stand from Casual & Country with its real copper pot and black powder coated metal stand. Create living wall art, with succulents a great choice in plants which look good and are also very hardy. Ceramic wall planters come in an array of shapes and

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Terrariums are also very popular this season – check out Vast and Industria for great shapes and styles, and Industria's glass domes set on a concrete, whitewash or white base. colours, or try hanging planters in bright macramé, ceramic or glass. Upcycle a favourite frame to create your own vertical garden, with a patchwork of succulents becoming a living piece of art. Simple instructions can be found online for a fun summer project, and once established the plants need very little care. A similar but more dramatic look can be made with your own fern gallery, with Staghorn ferns mounted on wooden slats. Terrariums are also very popular this season – check out Vast and Industria for

great shapes and styles, and Industria's glass domes set on a concrete, whitewash or white base. Just add your own sand, stones and moss, and once again an easy to grow succulent or cactus, and you are away. If you want the look without the effort there is always fake foliage. Typo has some fun terrariums in a variety of designs, and all complete with a cute little fake plant. For something a little different try

growing your own rooting plant in a glass vessel. Take a plant cutting, with herbs such as lavender or mint, and ivy, working well. Place the cutting in a water filled glass vase or pot, be it curved and hand blown, square cut or a simple glass jar, and watch roots grow over the coming months - an artwork of nature in itself. Of course the most effective options can also be the simplest – fresh cut flowers, from your own garden or a florist, set a vase on the kitchen table.

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HOME DESIGN TRENDS The New Year brings fresh perspective, which makes it the perfect time to experiment with home décor. Here are the top design trends for 2016 for the four most important rooms in our homes. Bathrooms Last year, metals made a strong appearance in our living spaces. This year, they are creeping into our bathrooms, but with a bit more subtlety. Matt, burnished and satin-finish metals will steal the limelight – expect loads of brushed stainless steel tapware and brass, rather than bright polished metals.

Choose warmer metallics over cool silver for a modern bathroom look.

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Want to work some metal into your bathroom? Get a little bold with brass faucets or change the cabinet knobs to a metal finish. If you really want to dazzle, try a copper bath. Kitchens Metallics are also here to stay in the kitchen, but like the bathroom, this year warmer metallics like brass, gold and copper will outshine cooler metals like silver and stainless steel. To really show off the finish, offset the shine with a dark matt colour. Pendant lights above an island bench are also a great way to introduce a metallic look. This year the focus in our kitchens will be on really smart, functional design. This applies to technology, appliances, cabinetry and storage. For example, toe-kick drawers, space saving innovations and built-in charge ports for devices.

Living In the living room, globally inspired is the look to go for in 2016 – think unique furniture and homewares crafted by artisans and with sustainability at their core. Basketry, lambskins, tassels, natural fibres, ethnic poufs, pottery and organic linens could all grace the pages of this year's living room lookbook. But designers warn to dress your room with restraint. The trick is to mix artisan, vintage and mass-produced goods to create an eclectic yet sophisticated space. A wooden statue from your travels in Asia will look perfect on a Kmart coffee table atop your grandmother's handmade braided rug. But remember, from the stuffing in our cushions to the vase on the shelf, sustainability is compulsory. Ecological sustainability and ethical sourcing of products are just as important in the design of our homes as are the colour on the walls.


for 2016

Bedroom With life becoming more and more frenetic, it is more important than ever to have a calm sanctuary where we log off for the day and get the quality rest we need. While technology is in for everywhere else, it is definitely out in the bedroom. That means no TVs and no devices – just minimal furniture, calming colours and a few quirky accents for personality. Thankfully, our love affair with beige is over and black and white steps up as the new colour palette for 2016. Texture is also a welcome addition, particularly in the form of natural wood. Natural timber trims and panels

Timber panelling brings a natural element and adds warmth to an otherwise stark space. bring nature indoors and help to create a tranquil oasis conducive to sleep.

Aim for a mix of artisan, vintage and mass-produced items for personality and balance.

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OHOKA DESIGN COMPANY Specialising in beautiful home staging and interior design

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Stylish, practical

Specialising in high end preloved clothes & shoes. Louis Who (Inside Twine).

Delightful giftware and homeware available At Bella Gifts.



ooking for the perfect gift for your favourite iPad addict? Then look no further than the essential must-have accessory the BrydgeMini. Brydge is behind the hugely popular BrydgeAir keyboard - they have done it again with the BrydgeMini for iPad mini 1, 2 and 3. The accessory that takes your iPad to the next level! The perfect t for the iPad mini, this keyboard delivers the ultimate MacBook-like experience for every user, and is sure to excite every Apple a cionado, tech connoisseur and productivity lover out there. With a sleek Apple-inspired design and high quality construction that ts perfectly with the curves of the iPad mini, it is available in three fashionable colours which match the iPad gold, silver, and space grey. Lightweight, practical, and oh so stylish, this sleek 100% aluminium keyboard o ers the user functionality, productivity, portability and power that can rival any entry-level laptop. It's perfect for iPad mini users on the go there's no need to ddle with the fussy on-screen keypad anymore. BrydgeAir RRP $249.95 and BrydgeMini RRP $219.95.

BRIDGE INTERIORS New Furniture & Decor

Metal Fantails $69 each available at Bridge Interiors.

Healthy Lavender plants available. $3.90 each or purchase 6 plants or more and pay $3.50 per plant. Now available at Querky Style.

Guy wires available at Industria

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Call in and see our extensive range of Homeware & Gifts.

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Retro Vintage Antiques Treasures Open Thursday - Sunday 9.00am - 400pm

The Mill, 1473 Main North Rd Waikuku Ph. 03 3122 152

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Open: Monday to Friday 9.30am-5pm Open Sat 10-4pm

1771 Main Road, Cust

Ph 03 310 2325

Open Tue - Wed - Sun 10-4pm, Thur - Fri - Sat 9-5pm


Fresh flowers


English Garden Bench 1700mm long was $914 NOW $658. Available at Kenneally Timber Products

The beach bag/ cricket stumps bag at Terra Viva

Cool decorative paddles at Terra Viva Flowers and gifts for any special occasion available at Bourbon Rose

'Tangaroa' an original, three panel painting by Robin Slow available at Little River Gallery.


Design Upholstery

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ourbon Rose specialise in flowers - for corporate settings, such as reception areas and for business events, for celebrations and weddings, and everything from single stems to large bouquets and table settings. Fresh flowers for summer days, to say I hope you feel better, I love you or thank you. Bourbon Rose provides wonderful fresh flowers for any occasion, with new owner Danielle Eeles continuing their tradition of creating beautiful floral arrangements. Danielle brings with her both a passion for floristry and experience in the industry, working alongside the well-known team of Briony, Rachael and Saori at Bourbon Rose, to offer the same great service that their clients know well. Visit their website at where online orders are being made even easier, or give them a call on (03) 348 4103 to talk over what is in season this month, or visit the team at 13a Riccarton Road.


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‘Fratelli Molinari’ Italian Balsamic vinegar is a great addition on your salads, meat, sh or as an ingredient for your sauces. Available from The Crowded House Coffee Company.

Essential Bach Kit Stunning 6 Setter Cane Table and Chairs. Available from Woven Veranda


ven when we're on a summer holiday, we can miss the essential essence of home. Take your favourite Ashley & Co products with you to create that same welcoming environment, and continue with your scent rituals!

Create a sanctuary in the living room of your holiday home, with Ashley & Co HOME PERFUME. RRP $69.95

Lights out, hunker down with Ashley & Co WAXED PERFUME. RRP $49.95

Ensure there is WASHUP ready to go in the kitchen, bathroom and filleting station! RRP $29.95

NEW Limited Editions Giclees! from Nelson Artist

Barbara Franklet

Exclusive to us in Christchurch

Improve your outdoors space this summer. Available from Archgola.

Bach wall art. $36. Purchase on the web site or call www.upthegardenpath

Tea, Coffee + Sugar set from WrenDale Design, Exclusive to Art & Frame.

Comic Strip suit, in store now at Groovy Costumes.

Up The Garden Path Jo Luping's

'Manuka Blue' Priced from $16 up to $65 More instore at 130A Riccarton Rd

Ph. 348 6600 Open 6 Days

Specialist Picture Framers

Enquiries welcome to

HOMEWARES & GIFTS 5 Conical Hill Rd, Hanmer Springs

03 315 7915

Groovy Costumes

Transform your Outdoor Area

Make barista coffee in your own home...

Fabulous Teak and Cane Tables on display at Woven Veranda until the end of January. BEFORE

Make the call to Archgola today!

with the stylish


Italian Grimac Coffee Machine Available from:

Coffee Company Ltd

23 Islington Ave, Waterloo Business Park Phone (03) 348 5089

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Call 027 3242327 or 03 3183636 for a viewing time.

Freephone 0800 272 446



Talk to the experts:

Trees, shrubs, hedges

Mark and Simon from Arbor Master Ltd are delighted to offer new clients the top quality service they provide. This locally owned and operated business values the relationship they build with clients and have a growing base of loyal, satisfied customers.


ducating and up-skilling their qualified staff is a priority and the team are regularly praised for reliability and professionalism. Simon and Mark now spend more time personally meeting all clients and doing what they love most – talking about trees. Decades of experience, working in New Zealand and overseas, has enabled them to understand making decisions about trees can be difficult; to retain and prune or to remove and re-plant. While they love

trees and the amenity value they offer, they also realise that a tree may outgrow its setting. They have the knowledge and passion to guide you from start to finish and safety, value and satisfaction is their motto. If there are some trees, shrubs or hedges on your property, large or small, that need attention, call the team that are there on time to give you an honest appraisal.

Decades of experience has enabled them to understand making decisions about trees can be difficult; to retain and prune or to remove and re-plant. Arbor Master will make sure you are pleased with the results. Phone (03) 337 9776 or check them out on

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Experienced Qualified Arborists - Call Now for a FREE quote! For best results use a professional arborist who knows what they are doing. Ÿ Tree Trimming Ÿ Safe Removals Ÿ Tree reports Ÿ Thinning Ÿ Hedge and Shrub Trimming Ÿ Brush chipping Ÿ Height Reduc on Ÿ Cable Bracing Ÿ Plan ng Stump grinding Call 03 337 9776


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HOME RENOVATION TIPS When choosing contractors here are 10 things to consider: 1. Ask the contractor for at least three references. 2. Diligently check these credentials out. A referral from a friend or relative is always ideal. 3. Ask the contractor if they carry liability insurance in the case of damage to your home. 4. Ask them how long they have been in business. 5. Find out what licenses the workers have such as electrical or plumbing. 6. What kind of renovations do they specialise in? 7. Will they use their own crew or do they subcontract out? 8. Find out how they handle getting the required permits such as building, plumbing and electrical. 9. Discuss deposits required and review a copy of their contract. 10. Are they members of any builder's associations? The written contract should include the scope of work, price, payment, deposits, schedule, timetable, clean up and disposal of materials.

Project management It is always best to bring in several estimates for your job. Communication is important and if you find it hard to get answers to your questions about estimates then it will only get worse as time goes along. You want to be comfortable with the person you hire. Here are some areas to consider: * They should be willing to advise you and help refine any issues that come up as the project progresses.

* How flexible is the contractor to changes or revisions of plans? In some cases renovators may uncover hidden problems, so have a little extra cash put aside for these unexpected events. * The lowest bid is not always the best choice. And a cash deal, though tempting, may leave you with no legal recourse if problems creep up later. * Choose the contractor that you feel will provide the best overall value and stands behind their work.

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Giving new gardeners a chance to grow Summer greens and colourful bouquets aren't the only things sprouting in the Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens; there is also a growing sense of community pride.


stablished by the Lincoln Envirotown Trust in 2008 with land generously made available by the Canterbury District Health Board, Lincoln's community gardens provide plots for community groups to grow produce and a space where people can connect with the environment. Vegetables are also provided for people in need. But one of the most important roles the gardens have in this tight knit community is in education. With increasing living costs and awareness of garden-to-table food philosophies, more and more people are keen to try their hand at growing their own vegetables. In support of this, the community gardens team runs workshops and seminars aimed at educating and encouraging good gardening practices. But if group learning isn't your thing, there's always an old hand available to impart pearls of wisdom to newbie gardeners. You can find the gardens on James Street at the rear of the Lincoln Maternity Hospital

and at any given time you'll find individuals, groups, children and elderly people carefully tending the well-kept, productive plots. Lincoln Envirotown Trust is funded by Selwyn District Council, the Rata Foundation and other agencies, as well as donations of time and money from the community.

Lincoln's community gardens provide plots for community groups to grow produce and a space where people can connect with the environment. For more information about the Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, contact co-ordinator Ruth Wood,, phone (03) 325 2193.

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Lincoln & Greymouth Chinese Medicine

giving them a gift from the Gift Box

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Heart of Lincoln

We are your local florist with gift store too.

Health Specialist - Dr Hong Li PhD. Immunology

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Stunning Floral Bouquets Wedding Flowers Ph. 03 325 2621 Visit us at 1094 Shands Road 64 January 21, 2016 Metropol

Acupuncturist Internal detoxification for pain relief Boost immune function Mental health Menopause Arthritis Therapeutic massage ACC provider Ph. 325 33 23 or 021 213 2659

Come & see our large range of perfect Wedding Day gifts A must see on your next visit to Lincoln


Gift Box 19 Gerald Street Lincoln OPEN 7 DAYS

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