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ith Canterbury Fashion Week next week, and our latest cover a Kate fashionable nod to what Pierson 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. All of this 'threads and kicks' talk has inspired some nostalgic and rather cringeinducing memories for me as I reflect on my style – or rather unstylish evolution. It would bearrived difficult to which of the styles I donned as a kid And so we have atdetermine our annual Christmas issue. of the eighties and nineties eras deserves the 'most heinous' fashion faux pas title. s the years slipped away in front of my eyes, I think I half expected My obsession with unflattering fabrics; oversized, wideleg jeans, and tie-dye the sense of anticipation for Christmas Eve and Day would dull. leggings with slouch socks spring of to nostalgia mind as does a denim 'cowgirl' styled But thankfully, the feelings and gratitude have only dress covered in sequins, which I picked up second-hand shopping with my strengthened with time and increased sentience. Mum and wore to the point of its extinction. That was a sad day in our Reflecting on my memories from yesteryear, I think about peering household. down the towering staircase in our house, watching the living room pulse I alsocolour can't forget pink, patent leather heels that my friend and I wore on with as our the Christmas tree fairy lights danced all over the walls. nights waking out. My in preoccupation with shoes (no longer thethe case these Igirls' remember the early hours of heeled Christmas morning feeling days) inoffact atdraping around the sixafter whenbeing I begged my parents weight mystarted stocking overage my of feet generously filled for my by Old Saint Nick.clops'. One of myvividly fondest throwbacks is when I campaigned own pair of 'clip I still remember when they took me to buyfor them. and won the rightinsisted to play Joseph in Joseph and thewas Amazing Technicolor I think I probably on sleeping in them such the love of these $20 Dreamcoat for my primary school’s white, pointed heels with bows on. Christmas play. This year I have chosen toaspend in India, which to willthe beback a The interesting thing about lot of my the Christmas styles we have banished of completely foreign experience. Who knows what awaits? the when mystery in our minds/wardrobes is that they find themselves back inBut vogue style itself is the greatest gift them I could leave under royalists decide to give a second metaphorical tree. On behalf of the entire team at Metropol, wepersonal wish youthing, all a very Ultimately, fashion is an extremely subjective, but I Merry believe one Christmas and a Happy New Year. Metropol will be back with you onis19the of the best parts about donning something you feel really proud of, January, ready to embrace all of the wonders that await in 2017. confidence injection. Despite being somewhat of a Tomboy these days, I know I also love the feeling that comes over me when wearing a beautiful garment. I hope reading through some of the not-so-fashionable hallmarks of my youth provides some great conversation starters this weekend as you share some of your own sartorial sins with friends and family.



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reative Junk has been in Christchurch for over thirty years, making the move to its present premises at 25 Disraeli Street in 2008. Christine Jackson, Co-ordinator of Creative Junk, loves her job. “It’s the best. Watching people get fired up over projects – the excitement on their faces when they find exactly what they had in mind.”

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When you enter the cavernous space of Creative Junk, that famous quote of ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ immediately comes to mind. Here is a veritable treasure trove - a staggering A-Z of recycled materials awaiting transformation into works of art.

If you feel your creative skills are a bit jaded, Creative Junk runs workshops on the premises, and it also visits schools and early childhood centres. So what kind of people would you find at Creative Junk - apart from children and their parents? “Artists; scrapbookers; theatre people; churches; special needs groups; event organisers; steam punkers; make-up artists; florists… shall I continue?” laughs Christine. Creative Junk’s main funders over the last year were Christchurch City Council, the Rata Foundation, Lion Foundation, Creative Communities and Pub Charity. We look at Creative Junk’s facebook page. Wow! These people do fantastic work in our community. There they are at the Santa Christmas Parades, and at the Kids’ Festa celebrations. There’s an outfit they created for Cup Day in the 2013 Wearable Arts Competition Category – it’s a black and white stunner! Creative Junk - you rock! Info:

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The architect of

HIS OWN D Tell us about your journey into architecture – was it always your desire to work in the industry? Yes, other than the classic boyhood dreams of being a policeman or a pilot! I remember being about 14, and a friend and I using the student phone at Christchurch Boys’ High to call the Polytech to inquire what I needed to do to apply for a drawing or draughtsman course. So yes, most of high school it was definitely my focus! My Grandfather was probably the biggest influence on my career path, he was a draughtsman and before that he was a joiner. I remember him always making stuff; it was fascinating watching the precise nature in which he worked. The exposure to precision and accuracy from a young age meant I knew I wanted to be involved in a career such as architecture. What does a day look like for you? Hectic! Most mornings I try to have breakfast with my family and be at the office by 8. I’m usually juggling many different projects that are each demanding in their own way. We believe our clients have a right to have high expectations and to have them met, however this means my days are usually booked well in advance with internal team meetings, external meetings with clients, suppliers, consultants, site visits, project handovers...the list goes on. With so much going on, creative time usually doesn’t occur until the evenings or on weekends.

It’s a timeless proverb – ‘nothing of significance ever comes easy’. Awardwinning Architect Cymon Allfrey is the protagonist in a success story that speaks to this sentiment. Metropol talks to the entrepreneur about his career evolution.

In a market that is arguably oversaturated, what does it mean to be distinguishable and what does it take to achieve this status? We have spent a lot of time understanding why people work with us, studying those that return and creating a strategy to attract new clients using the same principles. We’ve become distinguishable on the back of excellent work but we also have a strategy in place to ensure that people have the opportunity to hear our opinions, understand our values and connect with us on a personal level. There are a lot of great architects in Christchurch. I believe what sets us apart from the pack is that we

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DESTINY engage with people in a far more open and personal way. Which, to be honest, is a high-risk strategy. We want our potential clients to get to know us as well as our work. But if their values and opinions don’t align with ours then they may choose not to engage with us, even if they like our work.

For me, the biggest constraint as an architect, was working through these projects, often they were long and drawn out processes, requiring a lot of energy, with clients who were in such a negative space for a circumstance that should have an aspirational outcome. This negative space influences the entire project, often resulting in a final product that wasn’t as ambitious as it could have been. This wasn’t anybody’s fault, it was simply the way we, as a city, coped with such great loss. Now, that we have started to get through that work that was borne from need or urgency, we again have clients in a much more positive space, desiring that aspirational outcome and challenging us to exceed their

Now, that we have started to get through that work that was borne from need or urgency, we again have clients in a much more positive space, desiring that aspirational outcome and challenging us to exceed their expectations. To what extent have the Canterbury Earthquakes placed constraints on the industry and conversely, how have they enabled it to evolve? The Canterbury Earthquakes bought numerous constraints and so the landscape of our profession is significantly different in a lot of ways. Though people are now seeing opportunities and acting upon them, there was a time where all of our project briefs came from a place of loss.

expectations. Not necessarily evolving from the earthquakes, rather a natural progression as the city continues to grow and develop. Do you believe spontaneity has any role to play in architecture, or do you consider strategy to be your guiding and governing principle? Each project is different; the client brief, the site and the team working on it differs. It is impossible to have the same

recipe twice. This requires processes and rigor to ensure a consistent result but the need to be nimble and adaptable to overcome any issues that arise. Spontaneity has its place to a degree - as an example a lot of creative decisions are not derived from logical process. We still need to recognise that procedure and methods are what guarantee a reliable and harmonious outcome. Flexibility within a carefully structured process allows us to produce designs that exceed our clients expectations regardless of what bumps in the road may occur. What does success look like for you? Success is a glass of pinot on the terrace! We work through a really significant journey with our clients, we are with them from the beginning as they share the dream they are looking for. We want to be there at the end. For us, the glass of pinot on the finished terrace means we are still welcome, they enjoy our company, we’ve built and maintained a strong relationship and we have been part of achieving all that they envisaged and a lot more! Where to from here? I work in an environment that’s pretty exhausting! So, in the short term, I want to enjoy a nice break over the summer, spend time with family and friends, and generally recharge the batteries for another busy year in 2017. In the long term, I want to know that we’ve made a positive contribution to the built environment of Christchurch. I want to continue to hire people with high skill levels who can maintain our meticulous work standards and engage with clients who align with our hopes and aspirations. Most importantly, I want the business that I’ve built to endure in one way or another beyond me and for the qualities, values and principles that I have set to remain.

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The Growth

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Talking to the ebullient Preston Hegel, it’s easy to understand why XCHC seems an oasis of calm amidst all the activity thrumming around us.


reston wastes no time in giving a full rundown on the function of XCHC. “We offer a ‘for purpose business set up’ to benefit the community by providing a place to come to where creative people can work at their craft, share their ideas and knowledge, and connect with other creative people.” If our devastating quakes have achieved one thing, it’s been to bring together

people like Preston and his colleagues to show us that there is another way to work at our jobs, and a far better way. Preston explains about the three spaces of XCHC – Make, Showcase and Share. “In our Maker Space, currently we have fourteen practitioners, ranging from a jeweller, a quilter and two photographers, to two fashion designers, an architect

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“We offer a ‘for purpose business set up’ to benefit the community by providing a place to come to where creative people can work at their craft, share their ideas and knowledge, and connect with other creative people.” and cohesively. We look through the gap in the wall and watch the jeweller bent over her work, and the fashion designer behind her sewing machine, while seated at a long table before us are a group of women, enjoying a beautiful lunch provided by the amazing people of Chef’s Table.

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Preston indicates the area that we are seated, rear of the cafe. “And here is our Showcase Space. It’s a multi-purpose venue where anything and everything happens – workshops, film screenings, music and literary performances, exhibitions, launches – basically whatever people put to us; if it’s doable, it shall be done!” There are some eye-catching art works on the walls and on plinths that absorb our attention for a few moments. Preston outlines how the exhibit calendar works at XCHC. “We have three curated events here – resident led, guest led and XCHC Friday.” It’s nearing 2.30pm and the diners at Chef’s Table start to disperse, their relaxed body language and happy faces reflect yet another pleasurable dining experience. Preston smiles, “The café, of course, is the Sharing Connection component, and probably the most important component in that it’s the social hub where all can come together, eat the freshest of food, and just enjoy hanging out. It’s a place people can gather knowing they’ll find they’re amongst people who they can identify with, fellow artists and all kinds of creatives.” Café staff begin removing tables and open up the floor space. Preston chuckles, “The seating will look different tomorrow, I promise you. No day is the same here.” Info:


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One year at the helm of Breads of Europe and a family bakery business is on the rise.


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since age 15, starting at Blanchfields in Greymouth and enjoying 10 years at Sydenham Bakery. He is an accomplished baker whose focus is creating beautiful, handmade product. In 2010 the pair opened Una Bakery, a popular bakery in Huntsbury, which they sold in August 2016

to concentrate on Breads of Europe. Lydia, the Operations and Sales Manager, has worked in the hospitality industry for 20 years, in that time working in and managing many of Christchurch’s iconic restaurants including The Coca Club, Indochine and Chinwag. As customer care is her passion, the couple jointly has the recipe for success. They have two little boys, Rocco and the youngest, Jett – who loves to visit dad at work. A great selection of Breads of Europe’s range is sold at FreshChoice Merivale, Barrington and Parklands; Supervalue Sumner Lyttelton, and Fendalton, and Raeward Fresh Tower Junction. The business also supplies many restaurants and cafés in the Canterbury region. Surplus product is donated to primary schools, Aviva and youth groups. “Our focus is to really get to know our customers,” Lydia says. “The last year has been full of challenges, but people have noticed improvements in both the product and service.” Visit


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The artisans of


By Céline Gibson

Halfway down Lyttelton’s Godley Quay, nestled against a steep bank, stands a two storey building with a distinctive Maori motif painted on its side. You are now at Whakaraupō, the only traditional Maori Carving Centre operating in the South Island.


o your left is an open doorway – don’t be shy, approach and say ‘hello’. They’re a friendly bunch, and they love visitors. To your right is a staircase that leads up to the office where Whakaraupō’s liason/co-ordinator, Linda Goodwin, will make you coffee while giving a potted history of Whakaraupō.

rather than a bookish lad, and ask about courses offered at Whakaraupō. “We have students from Van Asch Hearing Education Centre, Shirley Boys and Hornby High Schools.” You think of your artistic daughter who also shows a fondness for chisels, and risk the question. “There are girls in our classes,” answers Caine, “and we plan to have more.” You can’t wait to get home and break the good news. You thank Caine for his informative grand tour then head back upstairs to say goodbye to Linda. She has some last 16 December 15, 2016 Metropol

“We started just before the earthquakes, back in 2010. There are five board trustees - all affiliated with Rapaki Marae. Rapaki is home to Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, one of four Ngāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnanga (marae based communities) situated on Banks Peninsula. Rapaki Marae is also home to Caine Tuwhare, Tutor and Kaiwhakairo (Carver) here at Whakaraupo.” Linda’s background is in public health, and she has done undertaken extensive study on the Treaty of Waitangi. “I’ve worked with the Maori community for over 25 years, and as a Pakeha feel very privileged to be in this role.” You finish your coffee and Linda ushers you downstairs to meet Caine. The workroom in itself is a work of art. The smell permeating from enormous slabs of Totara and fresh wood shavings is an olfactory delight. You think of your son who’s a practical lad

words about Whakaraupō’s future goals. “We want to expand – have weavers doing flax weaving (Harakeke); introduce Maori herbal medicine (Rongoa), and of course pounamu and ta moko/tattoo. “We want to work with more people. For instance, we can share our knowledge on how best to incorporate Māori culture within the design of a new building, within landscape design, or with team building exercises and more….At the Whakaraupō Carving Centre you learn and create in a welcoming environment with people that have strong links to Ngāi Tahu and other

associated Rūnanga.” The view across the harbour is spellbinding. Linda knows what you’re feeling. “We’re here to support people to connect with the whenua/environment from a Māori perspective. We welcome people from all walks of life – individuals, groups, corporates and businesses. Anyone wanting to learn more about the culture of this land through the ancient treasured art of Māori carving.” You head for home feeling great about the world.

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Tom has made a fabulous recovery and is back chasing rabbits and rats on the farm.

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Tom is a usually bouncy wee wirehaired Jack Russell Terrier who lives on a farm in mid-Canterbury. He usually spends all day zipping around behind his Mum on her horses, but had recently lost his spark.


e had constant sneezing, snorting and gagging and a horrible green nasal discharge. Dogs don’t get head colds so we decided to investigate. Investigating nasal problems can be very difficult for vets as normal x-rays don’t show changes very well and even using a fine scope to look inside the nose is limited due to access and offers limited evaluation of the nasal turbinates and frontal sinuses.

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A CT scan of his head was performed at Ourvets St Albans. This revealed a small region of erosion of the fine bones deep in his nose (the nasal turbinates). Luckily it was mostly limited in size and wasn’t involving the frontal sinuses. These changes would not show up on normal xrays and a CT scan was essential to visualise the nasal chamber and frontal sinuses. A diagnosis of nasal aspergillosis was made and treatment commenced. Aspergillosis is a fungus that is found in the ground and on vegetation. If given the right set of circumstances, it will grow deep in the nose and cause nasty chronic infection and damage. It may eventually be fatal by invading into the brain or bloodstream if left untreated. It is relatively common in farm dogs and working or field dogs that spend time in the outdoors. We treated Tom at Ourvets St Albans with three courses of nasal antifungal medication. He was anaesthetised and his nose packed with a thick sticky solution which kills the fungus. Tom has made a fabulous recovery. He no longer needs a box of Kleenex tissues every week and is back chasing rabbits and rats on the farm.


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OF A LIFETIME Generations of aspiring ballerinas have found their feet with Sharon Howells School of Ballet in Upper Riccarton. The school is recognised as one of the best throughout New Zealand for the young.


s the only Royal Academy of Ballet Examiner in Christchurch and a lifetime member of the Academy, Sharon’s infinite wisdom has been received by thousands of students who have thrived under her tutelage and leadership. The opportunities afforded by training with Sharon - who takes pupils from the age of four - was highlighted recently during a once in a lifetime opportunity with the Imperial Russian Ballet Company. “The students from 6 to 14 years of age were delighted to share the stage with professional dancers in the Nutcracker at the Isaac Theatre Royal on 26 & 27 November,” Sharon comments.

With only one rehearsal with the professional dancers, the children were taught the choreography by Sharon and approved by the Russian Dance Mistress. “They did a fantastic job showcasing their dancing skills and adapted quickly to the demands of performing to over 3000 people.”

The school is recognised as one of the best throughout New Zealand for the young. 021 4 BELLE (021 423 553) Taking a personal and hands-on role with every single child at her school, Sharon MENUS loves to offer a unique opportunity where DAYTIME foundations to flourishCATERINGCANAPÉS are laid very early on. At the school, the children learn about movement as well as self-confidence, self discipline, respect and resilience, all life skills that will enable them to become wellrounded citizens. Visit for further information.


WEDDINGS, PARTIES, ANYWHERE! The Catering Belle strives to source the freshest and best ingredients available. THE CATERING BELLE LTD 021 4 BELLE (021 423 553) 22 December 15, 2016 Metropol


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Gift Guide


Brass deer hook, perfect for your home or bach. $35 each. For unique Christmas gifts, Corcovado also offers free customer parking behind our store. Open 7 days.

Corcovado Furniture & Homewares 137 Victoria St, Chch. Ph. 03 384 3965

Very cool summer beach tote bags with 2 side sleeves inside, perfect for a couple of wine bottles. Sturdy canvas fabric. $29.

Joe Jandals HQ

The Tannery, 3 Garlands Rd, Woolston Ph.(027) 203 0150

Seed Lights available at

Coco Gifts

63 Rutland Street, St Albans Ph. 03 385 3138

Need some culture and charm this Christmas? Our found original homewares and Elume scented candles are perfect to add a sense of rarity and delight for any Christmas gift!

VAST Interior

130 Moorhouse Ave Ph. 03 377 5166

Zest from Simo Perfect for a foodie Wonderful citrus notes for amazing cooking & baking. Ideas & nearest retailer at

Gifts for him Hjul creates everyday apparel with an urban flair. Shop the collection online or in-store.

Action Bicycle Club

8 Walker Street, Central Christchurch

Straight 8 Estate

Stanley has everything you need to keep your drink and food hot or cold as well as stackable steel tumblers. Built to last since 1913.


Shop 7, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Rd Ph. 03 389 9242

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Wanting to bring your tablets, books or phones to the beach this Summer? Now you can in comfort and style with our new Vienna Woods bean caddys!

VAST Interior

130 Moorhouse Ave Ph. 03 377 5166

2321 Main Sth Rd Burnham Take advantage of our Xmas specials on the Gased and Pinot Noir 2015. Call in for complimentary tastings. Cheers James & Mary Ph. 03 347 6878 or 027 436 1005



The heart of the city is starting to beat hard again; summer’s packed agenda is the lifeblood, resuscitating our long-dormant social lives.

e’ve got our sights firmly set on Four Avenues fun, as the recreational action makes its way into the centre. Here’s the lowdown of what you can expect from the Garden City over the coming weeks.



A showcase of some of New Zealand’s most ambitious artisans, the market is an important part of The Boulevard Container Shops. From stone gathered and carved on the West Coast to hand-dipped and rolled pure beeswax candles, along with books, paua shell jewellery, knitted merino and retro finds, the market is infinitely generous.




The only thing more appealing than High Tea is when said High Tea is at The Piano – the city’s glorious centre for music and the arts. Available for $35 or $45 with champagne, wine and dine for an important cause. Bookings are essential – email to book your place.


We’ve got our sights firmly set on Four Avenues fun, as the recreational action makes its way into the centre.

Pound the pavement with other free spirts at the annual 5 race series. The course is three loops of Hagley Park North starting close to the intersection of Riccarton Road, Riccarton Avenue and Deans Avenue. With spot-prizes up for grabs and performance prizes and trophies for registered runners who have competed in the registered runners race, it’s time to dust off those sneakers and make like Tom Hanks.



Bring a cushion and your closest companions to enjoy an old favourite at a relatively new local haunt. This outdoor screening begins at 6.30pm with food trucks on hand to fix any cravings for movie snacks.

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Brian Honeybone, Sarah Crowe, Sue Honeybone

Beverley Winters, Dee Miller, Kris Gallagher

WHERE DREAMS ARE MADE On Wednesday 16 November, House of Travel High Street Lanes celebrated its move into the city and the launch of its brand new ‘Dream Station’ – a new initiative for leisure travellers. Trevor English, Duane Perrott

Kirsty Dutton, Anna Marshall

Tracee Buckenham, Kaz Cairns

Sarah Crowe, Mike Wynands, Nan Wynands

Howie Yee, Marieke Christey, Roxy Burney

Rhonda Bignell, Nolene Carey

Craig Jenkinson, Charlie Marsh

John Gallagher, Mark Carrodus

Photos by Andre Glynn Photography - for copies email


Christmas from the Team at Ricoh Christchurch

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ways to build that work in with nature and are environmentally sustainable.” The exhibition comprises both local and international artists from different generations.

“This exhibition is to stimulate conversation about climate change in Ōtautahi, Christchurch. It’s especially important now as we are in our rebuild phase.” Paula Orrell, CoCA Director

PRECARIOUS By Céline Gibson

NATURE AT CoCA I Following on from CoCA Gallery’s Precarious Balance exhibition, CoCA is now exhibiting Precarious Nature from 19 November through to 19 February 2017.

t was a rare opportunity to be walked through the exhibition with Paula Orrell, Director and Principal Curator of CoCA, and witness the final touches in readying the exhibition for its opening. Paula explains the reason for Precarious Nature. “This exhibition is to stimulate conversation about climate change in Ōtautahi, Christchurch. It’s especially important now as we are in our rebuild phase; this is our opportunity to think about new

Their exhibits confront the stuff we’d rather not think about like the decimation of the honeybee, consumerism, air pollution and deforestation. Here is a word to remember – ‘Anthropocene’. It’s a word used to describe the period in which human activity has influenced climate and environment, but not in a positive way. Precarious Nature challenges us all to think about where we stand in defending an already seriously compromised global ecosystem. The exhibition also features dynamic public events, talks and screenings. We stop before the haunting photograph ‘No Vertical Song – The Dead Bee Portrait #2, 2015’ by photographer Anne Noble. It is perhaps a telling thing that we view it in complete silence then move on. It almost seems that words are too late. Info: Phone 366 7261.

Dr James Borthwick MB ChB, FRANZCO

Disease and surgery of the retina and macula, cataract

Dr Sean Every

MB ChB, MMedSci (Distinction), FRANZCO

Disease and surgery of the retina and macula, cataract

Dr Jo-Anne Pon MB ChB, FRANZCO

Oculoplastics, cataract, neuro-ophthalmology, strabismus, general ophthalmology

Dr John Rawstron

MB ChB, MPH, GDipM (Refract Surg), FRANZCO

Cataract, LASIK, corneal transplant

Dr Rebecca Stack

MB ChB (Distinction), MMedSci, FRANZCO

Cataract, oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon

Dr Allan Simpson MB ChB, FRANZCO

Cataract, glaucoma

Dr Robert Weatherhead MB ChB, FRCS, FRACS, FRANZCO

Oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon

128 Kilmore Street, Christchurch P: 03 355 6397 W:

Dr Logan Robinson

MB Chb, PG Dip Ophth BS (Distinction), FRANZCO

Vitreoretinal surgery, diseases of the retina and macula, refractive cataract surgery

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Duane Smithson, Diane Brodie, Michael Bayly

Danielle Colvin, Sarah Greenwood

Moira & Allan Scott

A THEATRICAL CELEBRATION On Tuesday 22 November Showbiz dazzled special guests with the announcement of its 2017 show line-up. The 2017 year begins with Priscilla, Queen of the Desert followed by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Samantha McConnell, Kurt Langer, Danielle Colvin

Sam Jury (Pianist), Jack Fraser (Vocalist), Michael Bayly

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A midsummer night’s By Kate Pierson

DREAM We’re not suggesting that you should while away your summer holidays hiding away in your boudoir, but the balmier temperatures definitely call for some seasonal decadence… Actually, who are we kidding? We’re all about decadence 365 days of the year!


e’ve put together the ultimate fashion, health and beauty fairytale full of the most beautiful characters you’ve ever encountered. Prep for a night of beauty sleep with these treats that, ironically, you’ll never get tired of. Turn the page to discover your journey to becoming a real life Sleeping Beauty.


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Nightie-night: Sweltering nights don’t have to interrupt your stylish sartorial streak. Pick yourself out something slinky for the summer.


Romance your senses: From candles to diffusers, your elegant sleeping chamber has never smelt sweeter than with these must have additions.

3. A robe-ust addition: Every boudoir deserves a robe. Many of us reserve this regal right for when we are staying in a hotel, but bring the boutique life into your abode.



Follow the yellow brick road: Discover your very own pair of Ruby Slippers and make like Dorothy, adventuring into the Land of Nod.


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The perfect evening agenda: Perhaps you want to pen your own Shakespearean masterpiece, or maybe you just want to doodle. Either way, your brain will get a health kick from some literary down time.



PURE PAMPERING The festive season is upon us, a time to come together as family and friends and, with a generous spirit, show our love and appreciation for those we hold dear.


f you are looking for inspiration for a special and memorable gift, you can be sure that, at Champs-Elysées Day Spa, the team understands the importance of offering a thoughtful gift that comes from the heart. What could be more meaningful than treating someone special to an experience of relaxation, rejuvenation and inner well-being? From the moment you enter the beautifully renovated Champs-Elysées Day Spa at its exclusive new location in Merivale, you will be taken on a journey; from the plush surroundings that exude elegance and sophistication, to the experience of glorious pampering that awaits you in the beautifully appointed luxury suites. A tantalising selection of pamper packages are available including luxurious

massages, facials, gloriously restorative body treatments, all beauty essentials, as well as a beautiful range of retail gift packages. With seven large double suites, each with its own private bathroom and luxurious relaxation lounge, Champs-Elysées Day Spa is also the premier destination for exclusive corporate spa retreats and catered spa parties. It offers competitive corporate gifting options including the famous Champs-Elysées Diamond Club and Massage Club. You are welcome to visit Champs-Elysées Day Spa to purchase a luxury gift voucher. Beautifully packaged gift vouchers may also be purchased online and sent directly to you or your loved one. For further information please phone 365 3630 or visit

Award Winning

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Give the gift of pure relaxation & luxurious pampering 110 Papanui Road, Merivale │ 03 365 3630 │ │

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MAKING FACES Medical And Cosmetic Micropigmentation Specialist




RULES By Kate Pierson

Experts in semi permanent makeup, the natural eyebrow eyeliner and lip enhancement specialists. 4/36 Settlers Crescent, Ferrymead Ph. 03 974 1600 Hours: Mon-Fri 9am -9am, Sat 9am-5pm



From an easy-breezy summer frock, to distressed and frayed denim shorts, gladiator shoes guarantee style perfection.


lat or with heels, short or knee-high, peep-toe or closed, the gladiator sandal has transcended time and generation, surviving the frenetic nature of the fashion beast. The style promises to be your ‘sole sister’ this summer with the aesthetic complementing more sophisticated attire, or casual beachwear for the days you want to keep your look low-key. ‘Rome’ around in a pair of gladiators and you’ll be the envy of the sartorialists around you.

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and tied with

Check our website or Facebook page to view our extended Christmas trading hours Santa is here everyday from 11am – 1pm and 1.30 – 4pm.

For that perfect gift... Barrington Gift Vouchers available from our Gift Wrap counter or Centre Management Office 256 Barrington Street, Christchurch 8024 • Ph. 03 332 4221


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‘Lovingly New Zealand made’ Rita Dress Price: $289.90 Available from Repertoire The Colombo Mall 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham Ph. 03 366 1200

Handcrafted clothing using the finest natural materials.

JNBY (Just Naturally Be Yourself) Now available at the Collective store in the Colombo Mall Ph. 03 3667117 Open 7 days

STUNNING NAIL ART See a Qualified INM Technician To make your nails stand out Products, Education & Info at

Nailx Beauty Supplies

Go green this Christmas with sustainable and stylish gifts from Untouched World™. Stunning new jewellery, homeware, clothing and accessories now in store and online. Untouched World™ Flagship Store and Café: 155 Roydvale Avenue, Ph:o3 357 9399 Untouched World™ Re:START Store: N13/96 Oxford Tce, Ph:03 365 9533

For a high class cut and style.

Cathedral Junction Barbers

Shop 8, Cathedral Junction Worcester St, Christchurch. Ph. 03 377 2634

0800 262 459

Power up the bodies anti oxidant system. May help to lower the risk of cancer, slow cancer growth and stop its spread. For more information visit



Lasting Expressions Photography specialises in capturing maternity, newborn and milestone birthday moments and in creating portrait art of people of all ages. Contact Catherine Smith, Christchurch City Ph. 022 3245092

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BLUES Bust out those bold or baby blues from your wardrobe because summer’s calling for this beloved aesthetic.

By Kate Pierson


The Old Meadery French ‘CHIC’ boutique A new designer “CLOTHING” SHIPMENT FROM FRANCE 273 Plaskett Rd, Fernside. Ph. 03 313 1366 Hours:Wed-Sun 10am-5pm or by appointment

Sometimes the most ordinary things can be made extraordinary simply by doing them with the right people JOIN NOW! Pay nothing until Jan 2017 TRAIN TO BE FIT, HEALTHY & HAPPY (special conditions)

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rom polish to pants, fresh and vibrant blues are ruling the style roost. With impressive staying power and the ability to transition with ease between summer and autumn, investments can be made without the guilty conscience in tow. In the spirit of Christmas generosity, we’ve pulled our favourite looks for the season.


Look good for the holidays

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Book today Spaces are limited Unit 2 / 519 Cranford St Ph. 355 2125

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Christmas is a time of magic, but it can also be a time of stress with last-minute shopping in overcrowded, overheated stores and battles for the last carpark space.


he team at Merivale Mall believe that Christmas is also about needing some ‘me time’. They believe their customers deserve to treat themselves as well as their friends and family during the festive season. Their unhurried, calm environment is perfect to do some gift shopping, and to make things as easy as possible, there are three late nights coming up when they remain open until 8pm. They are Thursday 15 December, Thursday 22 December and Friday 23 December. There are wonderful gift shops, boutiques, and quality food stores so whether you are shopping for presents, for your wardrobe or for the dining table, they will have something for you.

And while you’re there, why not make the most of the experience? Catch up with friends for a coffee, book yourself a beauty or hair treatment, and browse the shops with yourself in mind. The shops are full of this summer’s gorgeous rich, bright colours and floral designs. The emphasis is on the feminine and on letting your inner fashionista shine through with contrasting patterns being the season’s top trend. They all combine stunningly with the hot, new metallic look featuring strongly in shoes, bags and clothing. And if the gift you bought for someone else doesn’t find its way under the tree on Christmas Eve after all? Well, don’t you deserve a treat too?

Mary Outran, Sophie Doull

Leah de Friez, Sarah Davidge


Rebecca Dore, Kris Bickerton, Katy Jeffrey

Lucy Downes, Allanah Diver, Mackenzie Scott

On Thursday 27 October, sartorial hot spot Merivale Mall showcased the hottest looks of the coming seasons as part of its annual Fashion Show.

Sophie Doull

Chris Ashton, Ben Whitty, Paul Lawrence, Ryan Koning

Angela Stone

Michelle Thompson, Juhee Choi

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festive season Tips

Makeup Stylist Makeup Master Classes Consultation Wedding Makeup Special Occasion Makeup

P. 021 451 944 Mel Brew, Robyn Gillespie

Find us on facebook Mary-Ann Makeup Artist

Gabrielle Tasman, Ivan Donaldson, Liz Barry




Sir Bob Charles, Caroline Wagteveld McKenzie

On Friday 25 November, Canterbury Medical Research Foundation hosted its fifth annual golf tournament, which was sold out. The event was sponsored by Christchurch Radiology Group, featured Sir Bob Charles, and raised $30,000.

NZ’s ONLY specialized Special FX School. 12 week Diploma available BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2017


Rod Hayes, Marcel Brew, David Kerr, Ben Wilkinson (sponsor)

Sir Bob Charles

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Confidential & Trustworthy Support

Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor Shop 2, Parkside Plaza. 333 Harewood Rd, Bishopdale email: Kaye: 0274352056

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Beauty Progress Thai Massage Spa exists to transform your day and bring the benefits of massage and facial therapy to everyone.


wner Wendy Barker’s first full-service Beauty Day Spa won the prestigious Best NZ Clinic/Spa award by The NZ Beauty Therapy Association in 2005. Now, as then, she draws her inspiration from world-class European and Asian day spas and has created Beauty Progress, an urban spa combining the finest traditions with nourishing innovations to transport you from the stresses of everyday life during one-off or regular visits. Wendy takes the science of skin care seriously - with 35 years’ experience, her expert knowledge of ingredients, formulations and the skin, ensures clients get the best results for their skin condition. Age management is her specialty and she knows prevention is better than cure. Using modern technology, Wendy is able to see into the future of your skin and

“Someone has to make the best teeth...”

Merivale Denture Clinic The Denture Experts Combining 40 years experience with leading edge technology to handcraft the nest quality, natural looking dentures

Gilbert Matravers Clinical Dental Prosthetist

*Complimentary check ups

Our guarantee is in your smile Ph. 355 4704 206B Papanui Rd, Merivale

recommend the best treatments and products for you. GERnetic is the high-quality product used for skin and massage treatments. Originally formulated in Paris to heal burns, the science behind transdermal absorption combines with naturally-occurring vitamins and minerals from plant and marine sources creating products that allow nutrients to absorb into the skin. Just in time for Christmas, there is a special offer on the Luxurious Spa Package. Ninety minutes of bliss including a back, neck and shoulder massage and a luxurious facial with age-defying and relaxing results. This dose of heaven is normally $198.00, now only $99.00 for Metropol readers. Phone 0800 379 4315 to make your appointment.

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Did you know?

New Zealand has one of the highest bowel cancer rates in the world.

Future Your contribution matters. Visit to donate today.


The Canterbury Medical Research Foundation has invested 55 years and more than $20 million into life-saving research.

Beat Bowel Cancer – have a Colonoscopy Mr Richard Tapper Mr John Frye Mr Chris Wakeman

Prof Frank Frizelle Assoc Prof Tim Eglinton | PH: 968 3140 Based at the Specialist Centre Level 2, 21 Caledonian Road, (on Southern Cross Campus)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Talking to Fertility Associates was the best call I ever made.

Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema We want to see if regular treatment with a single inhaler containing either 2 or 3 Investigational Medications will help prevent chest infections in COPD. To take part in the study you must: • Be using inhalers regularly • Have seen your Dr with a chest infection in the last 12 months For more information: Contact Southern Clinical Trials Ph: 0800 728 742 (Business hours) 0800 SC TRIALS Email:

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17,000 babies born so far Newly refurbished Christchurch Clinic with: NZ's leading specialists Private & publicly funded services Full range of fertility treatments

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LANDS AT WIGRAM It is difficult to overstate how fundamental good health is to living life to its full potential. Right at the heart of helping Cantabrians to protect their wellbeing is Pacific Radiology Wigram. Branch manager, Kathy Matheson, and her team deliver world-class radiology to help people in Wigram as well as local communities lead healthier lives.


he branch is the first of the former Christchurch Radiology Group to be rebranded as part of the larger Pacific Radiology. The facility has quickly established itself as the medical imaging provider of choice

in Christchurch’s south-west. Patient numbers have doubled since the opening in early July. The dedicated and highly experienced team includes familiar faces from the former Cashmere Radiology. The practice is a purpose built, state of the art facility, which offers a range of medical imaging. Services include abdominal, musculoskeletal, gynaecological, pregnancy and vascular ultrasound, x-ray and mammography. Patients are referred by their GP, midwife, specialist or physiotherapist. Pacific Radiology works with these professional partners to ensure patients receive the best possible care. Medical imaging is an important part of the patient’s journey. Pacific Radiology offers the collective knowledge and experience of nationally and internationally recognised Radiologists and Sonographers to help patients on that journey. An ‘Anytime Service’ performs medical reporting around the clock to ensure prompt delivery of diagnosis to emergency services and referrers. This assures patients an efficient and seamless transition between care providers. Pacific Radiology Wigram is conveniently located for those residing in the southern Christchurch suburbs and Selwyn District. The branch is housed within Wigram Health which also offers a GP surgery and physiotherapist. The healthcare centre is a part of the greater business and shopping complex The Landing, which has dining, retail, haircare and childcare, offering added convenience to the experience. Kathy Matheson says, “People have been really excited about the fact their healthcare is all in one spot. They have been very impressed with the surroundings, service and they really love the new building”. Pacific Radiology’s philosophy of delivering world class radiology locally is something Kathy says Wigram epitomises with its modern and comfortable new premises and highly trained team of patient focused staff. You can contact Pacific Radiology Wigram on 03 379 0770.

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Health+Fitness Supplements


Live your life to its


SPORTS & HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS CLOTHING APPAREL Beside Snap Fitness gym 8-10 High Street, Rangiora

Online orders:

P:021 499 490

Wishing all our customers a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

All aspects of hair cutting for both men & women Experienced stylists No appointment necessary Reasonable prices 112 High St, Rangiora (Old Robbies building)

Wellbeing and fitness is the core of a Rangiora business supplying supplements and accessories for personal training and those wanting to get the most from their body - and their life.


odycore Rangiora opened in July, fronted by local Co-Owner Shane Murray, as an addition to Bodycore Training and Supplements in Sydenham, run by business partner Murray Coates. It offers fitness and training gear through to protein bars, energy drinks and cutting-edge nutritional supplements. Shane, a Top of the South Bodybuilding Champ, absorbs the latest in health and sports performance information. “The right diet is 70 percent of your training success,” he says. “Food supplementation, good protein and timing are key to good muscle tone.” Shane offers advice and customised nutrition plans to use in conjunction with sports training, bodybuilding and slimming goals. Bodycore’s own-brand products, developed in its Christchurch factory, include natural protein powders, such as whey and hemp, through

to a muscle-building supplementation. It utilises a low-calorie sweetener, Thaumatin – an African Katemfe fruit extract 2000 times sweeter than sugar. Other ranges offering extensive choice include Fit Miss supplements for women. If the business doesn’t have a particular product in stock, it can source it. Even more temptingly, just inside the entrance of the inspiring store, are refreshing Dr Feelgood protein ice creams. The low sugar and carb varieties of bananacinnamon, choc-mint, Vietnamese or vanilla-toffee, made with organic milk, are a to-good-to-be-true energising treat. Visit Bodycore, next to Snap fitness, 8-10 High Street, Rangiora. Order online at, follow on Facebook or phone Shane on 021 499 490.


Purchase the La Biosthetique CHRISTMAS PACK FOR $185 and receive the Parfum de Maison diffuser FREE!!! Christmas Pack contains: Hydra Actif Mousse cleanser, Toner and Hylauronic moisturiser While stocks last. �i���ouchers Available!

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A delicious dream


A lucky family discovered their slice of paradise but sharing it, as an exquisite dining experience, is what they love most.


emongrass, a Thai restaurant in Loburn resides amongst grapes vines and hazelnut trees. The family took four years to build the restaurant attached to their homestead, using upcycled materials. Paul Reavill’s architectural and carpentry skills, with his wife Sriamorn’s culinary talent have created the dream. It’s a family effort, including the children Chelsy, 8, who now loves helping in the kitchen and Aaron, 10, who charms with gracious, knowledgeable customer service. “The children are just so proud - they always say ‘Mummy, I love our new restaurant. We did it!’” Sriamorn says. Food presentation is picturesque, and the flavours are an authentic dance of fresh, sweet, sour, piquant and salty - so quintessentially Thai. “It’s best shared as complementing plates in the middle of the table – to try a totally new experience.”

Sriamorn uses her garden’s herbs such as lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime, as well as fruit from their orchard, and neighbourhood produce. The coffee is single-origin Lamai from Thailand, roasted by Rangiora’s Coffee Worx. Sriamorn and her valued staff perfect every dish on the exciting menu such as the freshest-flavoured Thai beef salad, grilled marinated chicken with satay sauce, stickyglazed pork with kaffir lime and pineapple – and delectable brownies with chunks of hazelnuts often feature. A magical experience for special occasions and families, it’s also worth visiting any day. Lemongrass, 56 Fletchers Road, Loburn is now BYO and just minutes from Rangiora. Visit Facebook or phone 03 310 3102. Open 9am until late seven days a week. Reservations for dinner are essential.

essence Beautiful Nightware wide range now instore


Accessory Shoppe 144 High Street, Rangiora Ph 03 313 5498

Gift Vouchers Now in Kaiapoi

Opposite McDonalds 99 Williams St.

A great last minute gift idea! Available in various denominations at Phone for delivery or pick up 0800 113 113 or 03 3773113 See CLICK on LOCATIONS link for maps of delivery areas Open Mon-Wed 4pm to 9pm Thurs, Fri & Sat 4pm to 9.30pm Sun 4pm to 9pm

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“We’ve spent the last two months filling the shop with more books and gifts than ever before.”

A beautiful

SILVER LINING While silver linings following tragedy may take some time to present, it’s palpable with the beautiful new store at Emma’s at Oxford, that the special team behind the retail jewel created its own silver lining.


ollowing a temporary relocation for earthquake strengthening and a shop expansion, the store is back, better than ever before, as a book lovers’ paradise. A brighter, airier and more spacious incarnation of its former self, loyal customers are once again delighting in the

generous literary collections, which now have more room to stretch out across new shelving and display areas. Like the dreams and aspirations of the protagonists in the books that grace the walls of the store, Emma’s own ambitions have been realised by creating a literary

oasis, which enabled her to marry her great love of food with her adoration of books. “We’ve spent the last two months filling the shop with more books and gifts than ever before,” she explains. “We also now have a dedicated area for our ever popular range of Merinomink and Untouched World Clothing and also have a changing room as well.” Open daily/every day from 10am - 5pm, Emma’s at Oxford is only closed Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Days.

Specialists in natural fibres, fair trade & NZ made

NOW BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER! The shop is full of new exciting goodies. Books galore, gifts, Merinomink & Untouched World Clothing and so much more. Your local independent Bookseller and Gift Shop since 2007 Stockists of Men’s & Women’s Clothing & Accessories /marmaladeclothingNZ

49A Main Street, Oxford Tel: 03 312 3382 46 December 15, 2016 Metropol


53 Main Street, Oxford 7 Days 10am − 5pm Ph 03 312 3432




Treasure hunting at Village Green Antiques and Giftware in Oxford couldn’t be more of a pleasure. It surprises with endearing timeless collectables and thoughtful gifts.


wner Janet Dale has been in the antique industry for over three decades – with the past seven years in Oxford. Her shop is full of beautiful china, sterling silver, jewellery, clocks, table lamps, works of art, crystal and glassware, furniture and toys - ranging from Georgian through to retro finds - antiques of the future. The enchanting shop is an antique toy lover’s haven. The German and French antique doll collection and furniture for dolls’ houses, also includes adorable miniature dolls’ tea sets, along with Dinky models for the boys. A very special piece at present is a fully restored automaton powered by electricity. Janet has a great range of antique sterling silver picture frames, tea caddies and spoons, christening mugs,

trays, teaspoons and perfume bottles and other romantic oddities, which would perfectly adorn a dressing table and make the perfect gift for that someone special. An antique only gets better with time; it offers a gift with both a past and a future. To complement the antiques, Janet sells beautiful imported giftware and Phoenix cards from the UK - with the Christmas range sold to support Hospice NZ, as well as glass Christmas decorations. Layby is available, as are gift vouchers, gift-wrapping and valuations. Visit Village Green Antiques and Giftware, 55a Main Street, Oxford. Open 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday. Phone: 03 312 1689. Email:

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PALETTE By Melinda Collins

This bridal season is all about au-naturale, in the softest and prettiest of ways.


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Elizabeth Taylor and Brooke Shields, are making a comeback thanks to supermodel Cara Delevingne. Back from its hiatus, lip gloss has been reimagined for the modern day. Gone are the sticky, glittery or flavoured lipa.m. glosses of yesterday, 16/11/2016 9:16:48 which have been replaced by their casual-cool cousin. They’re hitting the bridal scene in every shade, from sheer to opaque, through to romantic soft pinks and corals for a welcome wash of colour. It’s a perfect pairing for naturallooking makeup. Matte brown eye shadows and liners are coming through strong, with the combo set to enhance the eyes without getting all ‘in-yourface’. Dewy skin is a hot look right now, with makeup artists using a pearly highlighter stick to achieve the glowy appearance.


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As you prepare to walk down the aisle, there are a few matrimonial must haves for your Big Day that you should also say ‘I do’ to.


The highlight of the day: No, we’re not talking about the first kiss, first dance or even opening the wedding loot, the highlight of the day is just that – highlighter. It can be applied wet or dry for that perfect glow.






olished Diamonds takes the guesswork out of finding the perfect ring while keeping the romance and excitement alive. Thanks to their CAD design system all you have to do is describe the ring of your dreams or bring in an image into their plush design studio and the team at Polished Diamonds will create an exact architectural image of your ring. They will use your finger size and metal choice to show you exactly how your ring will look in perfect proportions. The image will be kept on file until you drop the hint – then all your loved one needs to do is pop into the studio and select the diamond or gemstone which suits his budget. So, ladies take control and design the ring of your dreams but let him finish the design to his budget. There will still be the excitement of seeing your ring for the first time but you can both relax knowing you will love it – perfect.

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Hanmer Adventure Centre is situated on the main street of the alpine village of Hanmer Springs.


A diverse company committed to providing quality products and activities with exceptional, friendly service.

n store it has the largest range of mountain bikes in the upper South Island for hire and its new fleet of 2017 mountain bikes have arrived and are ready to ride for the new summer season. The store uses and recommends the brand “Specialized” designed in the USA. Having also purchased the latest technology pedal assist full suspension mountain bikes from “Specialized” for the St James Cycle Way, the centre will offer these to customers for guided rides as a new activity in Hanmer Springs. The dedicated team encourages visitors to make a day of it in the St James, enjoying the scenery and 64 kilometre loop. One of the highlights of this trip will be visiting the natural thermal pools situated along the way. The bikes don’t require riders to be super-fit

as they do the hard work. Other activities on offer include quad biking fun trips, clay bird shooting and archery and a soak in the Thermal Pools is a must in the latest swimwear by Femme de la Mer. This exclusive French brand is sold in store with a stunning range of top quality women’s swimwear. Hanmer Adventure Centre is a diverse company committed to providing quality products and activities with exceptional, friendly service. Make sure on your next visit to Hanmer Springs that you call in and check out the latest styles in swimwear – Hanmer Adventure Centre has something that will suit everyone.


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We invite you to a warm & welcoming restaurant in the heart of Hanmer Springs for a traditional family dining experience. Come & try our NEW Breakfast menu Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Open Daily from 9 am - 9 pm 03 3157631, 2 Jacks Pass Rd, Hanmer Springs

Situated on the main street Rustic Cafe offers a wide range of meals and beverages. Serving our special hot chocolate & real fruit smoothies complimented by our Spanish inspired menu done KIWI style. Great for groups & families & fully licensed. Bookings recommended.

8 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs Ph 03 315 7274 Look us up on Facebook & Tripadvisor!

The farm has a full range of farm animals, wallabies, emu, water buffalo and a Tibetan yak.

AN ANIMAL LOVERS OASIS Hanmer Springs Animal Park offers visitors an exceedingly personal, interactive experience with animals.


riendly goats and llamas will nuzzle and eat from your hand and the animals all have names with characters such as Gary the Goat, Billy the Buffalo and Piggy Sue. Visitors can hand feed and pet them and in spring, bottle feed a baby animal. Kirsty Innes and Tim Abbott have owned Hanmer Springs Animal Park for 2½ years. As parents they truly understand that young children rarely stay still and the

importance of a safe environment for parents to relax and enjoy watching their little ones toddling around. There is an extensive deck overlooking the whole park with comfortable seating, a play-pen and sandpit for really little ones. The onsite café offers a full range of expresso coffee and delicious food including Fairlie Bakehouse pies. Visitors are welcome to wander around the park with their coffee or soak up the sunshine

on the deck. Likewise they are welcome to just come for a coffee; there is no obligation to visit the farm. The farm has a full range of farm animals, wallabies, emu, water buffalo and a Tibetan yak. By Christmas the team is hoping to have some Fallow deer to add to the collection. Children can play on the old brown tractor, bounce on the trampoline or go inside the enclosure with the wallabies. Pony rides are available by booking. The park offers fully catered birthday parties for children as well as being a wonderful destination for large groups to get together. Hanmer Animal Park is a lovely place to fritter away a couple of hours - enjoyable for all ages.

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ith the township built around the popular hot spring discovered in the late 19th century, Hanmer’s resident population of 1000 expands to upwards of 3000 in weekends and as many as 7000 during school holiday periods. The hot pools continue to draw half a million visitors a year, with as many as 5000 going through the pool complex in a single day at peak times. Of these, almost half are estimated to be visitors from outside Canterbury, whose tourist dollars fund the region’s accommodation and hospitality industry. So it’s a popular spot for those in tourism, farming and the increasing agri-tourism sectors. As a result, the town’s economy is strong, with 30 visitor attractions, 22 cafes and restaurants

Think long hot Canterbury summers without the Christchurch easterlies and picturesque snow-capped mountains in the winter.



HANMER By Melinda Collins

It’s best known for its natural hot springs and striking scenery, its adventurous activities and its boutique shops. But how does the popular holiday destination of Hanmer Springs fare as a permanent base?

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and a total of 2,400 beds available through 40 accommodation providers. A 500 square metre section will set you back around $170,000, while a family sized home is in the vicinity of $450,000. A five-hectare lifestyle block can be yours for under $1 million. Or for a little over $1.9 million you can be the proud new owner of a 10unit motel on a 3,967 square metre freehold garden site. The contrasting climate is also a score. Think long hot Canterbury summers without the Christchurch easterlies and picturesque snow-capped mountains in the winter. There’s certainly no shortage of things to do, with forest hiking, mountain biking, horse trekking, bungy jumping, jet boating and in winter, skiing. Hanmer Springs is the jewel in the Hurunui’s tourism crown, but it seems our northern neighbour would make just as good a permanent home.


KITCHEN TOOLS By Melinda Collins

Since the electric beater began halving cooking times in the early 1900s, humans have sought the latest and greatest in cooking appliances.


ooking is playing a greater role as a social activity than ever before with much of our entertaining taking place in and around this integral space. Additionally, the huge interest generated by reality television’s culinary crusade, and the advancing technology that makes cooking complex dishes as simple as touching a button, makes for the perfect recipe for appliance envy. We’re spending a lot more money on our appliances than ever before, with a high-end kitchen easily setting you back anywhere from $35,000 to $100,000 on appliances alone. Whether it’s the latest induction cooktop, a state-ofthe-art espresso machine, or even the latest stand mixer for whipping up some Christmas creations, modern appliances save us time, money and energy, while delivering better results and a more enjoyable experience. A kitchen upgrade opens up a world of possibilities, with even a few simple ideas capable of refreshing or modernising what must be the hardest-working room in the home. If you’re in the market for a few smart solutions, today’s seemingly endless options combine stunning good looks with some serious functionality. And, if you don’t have the latest and greatest in cooking appliances, an earmarked copy of Metropol Magazine splayed open on the kitchen counter in time for Christmas might just help.



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Aliesha Mcgilligan has a beautiful maxim on how to produce nutritious and delicious food for our families, and it’s quite simple really: “Fall in love with your humble heroes.”



y humble heroes, Aliesha means our good old fashioned staple vegetables – potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, cabbages and turnips. Cabbages? Turnips? Aliesha gives an emphatic nod. “Absolutely, if they are fresh from your

Enjoy Summer at


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Fresh summer fare made daily. Friendly, effIcient, welcoming service Hours: Mon-Fri 7.00am - 4.00pm Weekends 8.00am - 4.00pm 800 Harewood Road, Cnr Johns & Harewood Road (03) 359 0138 For bookings email café

“FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR HUMBLE HEROES.” garden, or from a market, and you cook them the right way, you will have the most wonderful meal before you.” We are interrupted, briefly, by a diner at XCHC Chef’s Table who wishes to compliment the Chef. “That was amazing! That pumpkin dish; I’ve never tasted

anything quite like it before. You’re brilliant!” Aliesha smiles and thanks the diner. Aliesha explains what was in the pumpkin dish that made it so memorable. “It was pickled pumpkin served with Gisborne oranges.” Aliesha describes a

couple of the other dishes served for lunch today, all featuring our humble heroes. This mouth was definitely watering by the time she had finished. “What makes our cafe stand out is that all our produce is delivered fresh every day. There’s no set menu; we take what we see before us and compose our menu from that. We buy organic fruit and vegetables from the Christchurch Farmers Market. And that is the taste difference.” And what would be Aliesha’s tip for gorgeous summer food? “Simple vegetables, simply cooked – Bon Appetit!” Info:

Sovereign supreme of fabulous food and ambience Whether its full a la carte dining for breakfast, lunch & dinner or fabulous cabinet food all made on the premises. Separate space available for family or group bookings. Great coffee, premium beers, and a quality wine list at very reasonable prices.

Jane & the team at Jagz of Sovereign Palms wish everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Open over the holidays, closed stat days only.

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bright fruitiness, its seductive palate, and its elegant maturity. I grabbed a goblet and threw in some ginger and pineapple. Then I experimented with strawberries. Beautiful! “Moët Ice is the perfect drink for the Kiwi Summer. It’s a new champagne experience that is both refreshing and playful,” says Ali Campbell, Moët & Chandon Senior Brand Manager.

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It has a style distinguished by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate, and its elegant maturity. “Champagne on the rocks isn’t a new way to serve an old drink, but a new drink in its own right. Moët Ice is perfect served on ice and allows you to enjoy it with fresh simple garnishes.” The proper ritual when serving Moët Ice is to first pour the Champagne into a large cabernet-style glass, secondly add the ice (three large ice cubes) afterwards, otherwise it will foam and lose effervescence. If you are in Queenstown, check out Pier 19, 11 December, 19 February, and 26 February from 3 – 6pm to enjoy the Moët Ice summer session. A truly great way to experience Moët Ice don’t you think?

Whilst partaking of the entertainment at Moët Golden Bubble I was fortunate to try Moët Ice, the new release from Moët.


oët Ice Impérial, is the first champagne especially designed to be enjoyed over ice and is set to be the drink of summer. I was given a bottle to try at my leisure and headed up to the Hurunui to enjoy it with friends. What better way than to have a summer

party that combines friends, fun, sun and the beauty of North Canterbury? Moët Ice breaks all the rules with its suggested serving over ice, an experience introducing fresh sensations while remaining true to the Moët & Chandon style. It has a style distinguished by its


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To kick off the season of festivity in style, Moët & Chandon and Baretta threw a launch called the “Moët Golden Bubble party”. The one thing guaranteed at this prestigious even is that you will have fun.


he champagne and delicious food flowed. Moët is ‘the’ champagne for summer and to be invited to share this with other likeminded people is a treat. Baretta put on great food and entertainment. Brendon Greg entertained us with his dulcet tones and exceptional guitar. There was laughter and fun for all who attended. You can share in the fun too with Baretta and Empire offering diners the chance to win the ultimate escape for two to Fiji. During December 2016, guests at Baretta and Empire can be in to win a range of instant prizes, including a luxurious holiday with return flights from Christchurch to Fiji for two people and three nights in a beautiful beachside villa on Vomo Island. Who doesn’t want to go to Fiji for a break, right? Simply purchase a flute or bottle of Moët &

Chandon Impérial, Impérial Rosé or Ice Impérial at Baretta or Empire before or on Saturday 31 December 2016 to receive a Moët & Chandon golden bubble containing a prize ticket for a one in five instant prize. I grabbed a couple of these delicate little gems to add to my potpourri. So cute! “Moët & Chandon is renowned for celebrating life’s memorable and triumphant moments in style and we are thrilled to be partnering with Baretta and Empire for this promotion to allow consumers the chance to win some amazing luxury prizes,” says Ali Campbell, Moët & Chandon Senior Brand Manager. So why don’t you shout yourself, or a friend, to a great champagne? You could also be dashing somewhere exotic thanks to Moët and Baretta or Empire. Celebrate Christmas and New Year with Moët and Chandon, such a treat.



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From humble beginnings operating a food caravan on the side of the road, to an award-winning restaurant with a franchise in six locations – Thai Chef’s Restaurant is an inspiring success story.


ust over 16 years ago, Chang immigrated to Napier from Bangkok and started a weekend business serving traditional Thai food from a caravan. Chang’s food was so delicious that he made a name for himself as the man who could attract a 2 kilometre-long queue of hungry customers. Chang’s loyal following encouraged him on his journey, and he now offers a refined dining experience of Royal Thai cuisine in Auckland, Napier, New Plymouth, Wellington and Whangarei – and has just opened his sixth restaurant, located on Riccarton Road. The franchise was awarded the Thai Select Premium from the Prime Minister of Thailand in 2013, and Thai ambassador Maris Sangiamopongsa attended the Christchurch grand opening last month. “We had always

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dreamed of opening a restaurant here in the mainland,” Chang says. The stunning, spacious restaurant features traditional Thai décor throughout the main dining room and separate function rooms, the Sukhu Tiger Bar – with its own small dishes menu – as well as an additional lounge area with a pool table. The menu is full of beautiful, authentic dishes, which are also affordable, and taste “extraordinary”, Chang says. “We import our main ingredients from Thailand and our fresh produce is locally sourced. It’s a unique taste which is full of flavour – if it’s not to our highest standard we won’t serve it.” Takeaway and delivery options are also available, as well as vegan and glutenfree. Visit for more information or phone 341 1163.



Wigram Brewing Company, a local industry icon, is entering a new era as it moves towards fulfilling its true potential and future-proofing this success.


he new site “is not just about more space for new kit, it’s also about a controlled expansion and restructuring for the future” says marketing co-ordinator Caroline McGurk. In short, the future looks bright for the highly awarded Christchurch craft beer brewery. Wigram’s small team is headed by General Manager Paul McGurk, brew master Paul “Coops” Cooper, brewer Joe Latimer and Di Livingstone who completes the team as sales support and admin, with a couple of casual staff. As part of its exciting evolution the business will extend its fillery. “Craft beer drinkers know their stuff,” Caroline says. “People are really embracing fresh is best, from tank to tap to table.” Up to 20 taps will be available at Wigrams Craft Beer Fillery in Sonter Road including its iconic new Jetpack Double IPA. A bottling line, to be installed next month will bring the whole process, from mashing to packaging, under one roof. “It’s a game changer,” Paul says. We agree – all that’s left is to watch this space with anticipation.

We have a winner... at Corianders!


s I write, I am feeling very excited for Tony Blackler and his wife for winning the Corianders Great Indian Adventure! Tony’s name was drawn from more than 18,000 entries in the recent competition to win a glorious holiday experience including flights for two to India, staying four nights at the famous Rambagh Palace in Jaipur! The winner was presented with his prize at a special function and former cricketers Ben and Chris Harris did the honours of unveiling the winner. Congratulations to the Blacklers. My experiences dining at the various Corianders restaurants in the Canterbury area could only be described as “winning experiences!” A special way to treat family and friends this Christmas would be a Corianders Gift Voucher which is certainly going to give them a memorable experience and is a fantastic way to celebrate the holiday season. Amar and the team at all the Corianders restaurants wish all their customers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year, and sincerely thank you for your patronage throughout 2016.

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Bernice Stevenson, Cheryl Boundy Maddie Smith, Tim Van Bussell, Renae Pirini (GM) Greg & Frances Thomas (Owners)

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A DELICIOUS ADDITION On Thursday 24 November, Circa 98 added to the already generous offering of Tequila Mockingbird. The grand opening of this stunning new bar, which has assumed a perfect spot behind Tequila Mockingbird, has brought a relaxing, contemporary evening environment to Christchurch. The bar features a piano and 1880 lounge suite, ottoman chairs and comfortable leather loungers - ideal for enjoying a drink and tapas before and after your meal in the restaurant.

Louise Sutherland, Tali Koto, Jade Tenepara

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Comfortable speakeasy lounge bar Serving Tapas with classic and new cocktail recipes, best of NZ and European wines. Located at the back of Tequila Mockingbird 98 Victoria St, Christchurch

Ph: (03) 365 8565 401 Montreal Street

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Grilled Hasselback Chilli Carrots By The Villas

Have you ever hasslebacked a carrot, or any other vegetable for that matter? It’s a simple technique where you take a single ingredient, such as the humble carrot in this case, and make a series of cuts along the vegetable so that you don’t cut all the way through. When the carrot is roasting, the cuts open up and make way for the oils and other toppings to creep into the cuts, leaving you with a delicious tasting and great looking side dish to serve on your Christmas table.

The Villas may be all kinds of pretty, and have charm, personality and sensational cuisine to boot, but it has very humble staff members who won’t brag about all the additional love customers will feel from the restaurant over summer. We will though!


n 27 January, The Villas will be hosting a five course Emerson’s Craft Beer Dinner with five Emerson’s craft beers. The dinner will be hosted by Richard Emerson himself and at only $95 per person this is a value rich experience that promises to enrich and engage. You’ll not get too many opportunities to dine with a brewing legend like Richard.

You’ll not get too many opportunities to dine with a brewing legend like Richard Emerson. Head chef Jeremy and his team will really be getting their creative juices flowing, creating dishes to match some fantastic new beers from the Emerson’s brewery. There might even be a spirit match to complement the food and beer as well. You never quite know what Richard will come up with. Space is limited so book up now. The Emerson’s crew will also have their Mini Bar in tow and will be serving some special brews in the courtyard from 5pm. No ticket required so just pop in and see what hoppy delights they have brought up for the beer festival this weekend. Indoor and alfresco, The Villas is synonymous with summer and fabulous socialising.

Ingredients • 5 large carrots, peeled and ends trimmed • 2 fresh red chillies (seeds removed for less heat if you prefer) • 3 roasted red peppers • 4 cloves garlic • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper • Extra virgin olive oil, plus more for carrots • 2 tablespoons lemon juice • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line an oven tray with baking paper. 2. Simmer carrots for 10 minutes, until softened. Transfer to a chopping board to cool. 3. For the sauce, in a blender, pulse the fresh chillies, red

peppers, garlic, crushed red pepper, ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until smooth. 4. Place carrots on chopping board with a wooden spoon on either side. Make cuts ¼ inch apart, and as far down as the wooden spoons will allow. 5. Drizzle carrots generously with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper. 6. Roast carrots at 375°F for 20 minutes. Brush with more extra virgin olive oil and generously spoon sauce over carrots. Roast 20 minutes more, or until carrots are crispy and brown. 7. This is a great looking (and tasty) side for the Christmas table or serve carrots with your choice of meats, fish, or vegetable dishes any time.

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When it comes to something special Chilli Chocolate ltd has just what you need. Beautiful chocolates for any occasion. Available at Ballantynes, Fresh choice supermarkets or online at chilli

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Whole Cafe Switch beans, artfully extracted, paired with your choice of milk. Hot and cold breakfast, lunch or snack options made from healthy ingredients to keep you pumping. 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

Box Cafe What’s inside “The Box”? The lid’s off! Come and see what’s inside. Great space, great coffee, great food and exceptional service 1/10 Acheron Drive Ph. 348 6829

Get your fix of British Baking at Penelope’s Cakery Deli. Got an event coming up ? Let us do the catering and be assured of something special.

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We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe holiday! Looking for a fresh New Zealand oil that delivers in the kitchen? Pick up a bottle of the Good Oil. Now available in all good South Island supermarkets

Ataahua Wine – the perfect gift this Christmas

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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

Make merry with The Winemaker’s Wife this Christmas! Available at Frank’s Beer, Wine & Spirits Super Liquor Edgeware & Papanui. RRP$22.

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Waipara River Estate offer will be available before Christmas and as a further Christmas gift Waipara River Estate will pay the freight costs anywhere in New Zealand. Available until 20th December Contact Linda on 021 923 276 or email to place your order.

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Modern, fresh ideas combined with beautiful locallysourced ingredients, Cocoa Black is a delicious addition to Merivale Mall.


he café has a strong focus on healthy food and beverages, with a selection of sumptuous, hearty salads and cabinet food, made fresh on-site daily. The Allpress Coffee and range of freshly squeezed juices and smoothies are created to order by the highly experienced staff – a favourite being the Super Green, which includes spinach, lemon, pear, coconut water, mango, and Vital green powder.

The café also serves the popular New Zealand-based Storm & India Tea, a divine collection of bespoke organic blends, including the wellloved Coconut Chai. Pick up an

Fresh salads Healthy smoothies Freshly squeezed juices Menu & Cabinet food Allpress coffee

expertly brewed coffee on the way to work, or stay and enjoy a nourishing breakfast or lunch. Choose from the toast menu or opt for an Acai bowl with granola and fruit – a popular superfood trend – accompanied by a delicious Tumeric or Red Velvet Latte. Described as a small café with big personality, Heidi McFarlane established the business six months ago, already garnering a loyal following. With many busy customers choosing to take-away, the café uses eco-friendly packaging for all its products. Located close to the rear entrance of Merivale Mall, parking is easy and plentiful. Visit the friendly team at Cocoa Black and sample the special Christmas treats this month, including fruit mince pies and decadent brownies in a jar. Open six days a week from 7.30am to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday and 8am to 4pm on Saturdays. Phone 356 3500.

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The menu features a range of authentic Japanese fare as well as Japanese-fusion options.

A RETURN TO CULTURAL ROOTS Rolleston residents are welcoming the first Japanese restaurant to the area, Teppan Yaki Flame.


eplacing Monkey Spices Ltd, a popular Italian restaurant of nine years, owners Chie and Taka decided it was time for a change. Returning to their home country of Japan’s cuisine, the couple say while the Italian restaurant was wellloved, their new venture has garnered much excitement and positive feedback amongst the community. Chie and Taka run Teppan Yaki Flame with co-owner Hiro, a well-known and

highly experienced Japanese chef – formerly of Sala Sala and Sakura. “We felt it was time to move on and try something new,” says Chie. “Hiro has many years of experience as a top chef here in New Zealand and overseas. He is very creative, talented and passionate about food – we are very happy to have the opportunity to work with him.” Traditional Teppan Yaki is cooked in front of customers, creating an exciting

atmosphere along with the delicious food and flavours, Chie says. “Hiro is a very good entertainer as well.” The menu features a range of authentic Japanese fare as well as Japanese-fusion options, such as Izakaya – small, tapas-style dishes – ideal for foodies who love to try new things. “The presentation is amazing, it’s also about eating with your eyes. And we put a lot of effort into looking after our customers with service that Japanese people are well-known for – ‘omotenashi’ – which means high-quality hospitality.” Customers can BYO wine, and a range of Japanese beer and Sake are available. Located at Rolleston Square, phone 347 7444. Mobile Teppan Yaki catering is also available for birthdays and small functions.

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by strengthening the body’s response to stress and enhancing its ability to cope with anxiety and fight fatigue. The name adaptogen comes from their unique ability to “adapt” their function to meet your body’s specific needs. Although they’ve been used in Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, several studies have shown the

These clever creations work by strengthening the body’s response to stress and enhancing its ability to cope with anxiety and fight fatigue. MR & MRS JONES HERB CRADLE


It was Charles Darwin that once said it is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most adaptable to change.

lthough he wasn’t talking about plants with ‘superpowers’, the fact that these herbs can help our body adapt to and handle stress, means he might as well have been. Known as adaptogens, these herbal superfoods include maca, licorice, ginseng, rhodiola and moringa and help improve the health of your adrenal system, the system that’s in charge of managing your body’s hormonal response to stress. How these clever creations work is

positive benefits adaptogens offer and that they are safe for long-term use. There are a wide range of adaptogens on the market, including Asian Ginseng, Eleuthero, Ashwaghanda and Rhodiola Rosea. What suits you best will depend on your needs and physical condition, so consult your doctor before purchasing. We traditionally fight back against stress and fatigue with a mixture of caffeine and sugar and, although there’s nothing quite like the kick we get from coffee and cupcakes, we could certainly pass on the crash that follows. Thankfully, there are healthier ways to get through the day.

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LEARNING By Kate Pierson

I’m the first to concede I don’t have the same culinary prowess flowing through my veins in the way other family member’s seem to have it in their DNA.


hile I most certainly have a spoilt palate, I’m not a natural in the kitchen. Needless to say, I was rather bashful as I arrived at my first Asian Garden Cooking Class. My worries were unfounded, however, as I was immediately welcomed like family by my fellow classmates and our attentive tutors. There would be few superlatives that could describe what a profoundly enjoyable experience it was. At the beginning of the four hour class, we were welcomed into the state-of-the-art kitchen space, adjoining a

beautiful preparation/dining area. A table awaited us, dressed to the nines with a floral arrangement and our very own branded aprons. We donned our name badges, quickly became acquainted with the group, sharing our aspirations for the class, and were given an overview of the mouthwatering menu: pork balls, black pepper beef, chicken pad Thai, red Thai prawn curry and chicken larb. Our highly-experienced chefs of the world then led us out into the stunning

on-site garden where we were given the chance to smell and taste some of the delicious herbs that would be used in our dishes – Vietnamese mint, lemongrass, lime leaf – my tongue and my hands were grateful beneficiaries of the fragrant and super fresh products. On return to the preparation area, we were each given our own work station where we were guided through every step of every recipe. Thorough, engaging and educational instruction from our tutors was punctuated by lots of laughter, excellent camaraderie and banter between group members and plenty of Q+A. The first two hours were concentrated on prep – I was particularly thrilled to learn how to use a knife with ease and skill – something that had previously evaded me. I also relished in the opportunity to learn about each of the ingredients and the role they played in the overall flavour. Hour three found us at the coalface with the opportunity to turn our hand at mastering the woks in the kitchen. Our hard work (although you could hardly call it that!) was rewarded throughout with samples and ice cold orange juice. A sit down meal with all the class members was the culmination of a wonderful experience. Would I visit the school again? In a heartbeat. Sign up for your own experience at

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MER FOR SUM Hydrating foods

By Melinda Collins

Eight glasses of water a day is the proverbial path to good health, but it’s not always easy.


ith roughly 20 percent of our daily H2O intake coming from solid foods, why not quench your thirst with these hugely hydrating foods? With the highest water content of any solid food, cucumber makes a great summertime snack; pop it in a salad or serve it up with some hummus. Although its darker green rellies trump iceberg lettuce in the nutrition stakes, it’s a different story when it comes to water content with this crispy vege a great addition to sandwiches or as a bed for a protein-rich chicken salad. Iceberg lettuce may have higher water content, but raw spinach on your sandwich or salad provides nearly as much built-in hydration, with an added nutritional punch. They’re the juicy red mainstay of salads, sauces and sandwiches, but tomatoes’ tasty siblings – sweet cherry and grape varieties – also make an excellent hydrating snack. Although the old wives’ tale about celery containing negative calories is just that – it’s not far wrong. Like all high-water content foods, celery has very few calories and the powerful medley of fibre and water helps to fill you up.

Like the name suggests, watermelon is full of water. But this magical melon is also among the richest sources of the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene. In addition to lots of water, cauliflower’s unassuming florets are packed with a nutritional punch that offers the ability to help lower cholesterol and fight cancer. Like its cousin cauliflower, broccoli adds a delicious crunch to a salad and is also up there in the water-content and nutritional stakes. Bell peppers of all shades have high-water content, but the green varieties lead the pack and, although all berries are good foods for hydration, juicy red strawberries are easily the best of the bunch with 91 percent water content.

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h a p p y 5 t h b i r t h d ay !

On 6 December, Down by the Liffey Gallery celebrated an opening night of one of their monthly exhibitions, but more importantly, they celebrated five years of being.


The gallery has around 135 members - some local, some from the city and some from beyond.

The community gallery is housed in the former Coronation Library, built in 1911. “It’s a good space for exhibitions,” says Jim Conolly, Gallery Chairman, “not too big, and not too small”. The gallery has around 135 members some local, some from the city and some from beyond. It tries to have examples of different forms of art in any one exhibition; for example, two painters displaying alongside 3D artists such as a potter or sculptor. Jim shows a copper sculpture of a small bird perched daintily on the fretwork

branches of her nest; her nest is a burnished copper bowl. It’s an exquisite piece. Once a year, as part of its Community Month, the Gallery exhibits pre-schools, primary schools and high school art. In 2012, Down By The Liffey Gallery was awarded the Sensational Art Award by the Selwyn Arts Council, of which Jim and wife Francie are very proud. They both make special mention of their volunteers. “We couldn’t have done it without them. They’re integral to our success.” The volunteers host the Gallery Wednesdays to Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Jim mentions an entry in the visitor’s book. “It said, ‘Thank you for bringing art to Lincoln’. That’s why we do this.” Info:

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FLORA& By Kate Pierson

FAUNA The extraordinary environment in New Zealand gives rise to native Flora and Fauna that commands attention the world over. Our hearts – and now our homes – are the fortunate beneficiaries of Aotearoa’s generous landscape.

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Our hearts – and now our homes – are the fortunate beneficiaries of Aotearoa’s generous landscape.




écor designers in their droves are paying homage to some of the key protagonists in our habitat, encompassing their effortless beauty in everything from wallpaper to ornaments. From the bedroom to the bathroom, we’ve got Flora & Fauna luxe down to a fine art. Introducing natural wonders into your home takes some knack, but it’s worth the adventure. Better yet, if you can celebrate some of the landscape upon which your home resides, and introduce a synergy between this and your interiors, your home aesthetic will thrive.


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A DECADE OF SUCCESS Quoin Structural Consultants work tirelessly to deliver their loyal clients the right solutions for successful outcomes. On Thursday 20 October the ambitious business celebrated 10 years.

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THE DIFFERENCE IS EVERYTHING Vast Interior is a store which excites the imagination.


An exclusive range of dining tables, funky cabinets, couches, stunning old doors, homewares, mirrors and Christmas decorations that would enhance your home.

t is a lovely place to spend time in. “We aim to create an environment that you want to stay in, to wander around and be relaxed, enjoying soothing music and gorgeous aromas... especially now with the Christmas Spice soy melt,” Owner Nicky says. Vast also provides a children’s toy corner to take the pain out of shopping, allowing busy mums to browse at leisure. Hammocks create an eye-catching window display, laden with pillows and throws that you just want to crawl into. This summer Vast is experimenting with outside décor; hammock chairs, colourful buntings, outdoor bean-bags, outdoor ottomans, beach chairs and a really funky bean bag caddy ideal for your iPad are on offer. And other funky gift ideas include Hoopla, croquet and beach cricket. The Stark 4 poster bed in beautiful

whitewash mango wood is a lavish combination with deliciously indulgent organic bamboo bed linen. This is ideal for customers who relish luxury so soft it feels like floating on air. Vast showcases an exclusive range of dining tables, funky cabinets, couches, stunning old doors, homewares, mirrors and Christmas decorations that would enhance your home. Check out the extensive range of wall art too. Vast sources its furniture and homeware globally. Comprising individually chosen pieces with upcycled beauty as well as more contemporary rustic styles; enjoy quality for much less than you would expect. Now is the perfect time to check out the quirky gift idea range and furniture in store at 130 Moorhouse Avenue. Like the Vast Facebook page too for more exciting ideas to enhance your home.


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When it’s time to update your kitchen there are really only two choices - install new or remodel the old. Adrian and Tammy Kay and the team at Dream Doors Christchurch are geniuses at facilitating both.

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n outdated or poorly designed or constructed kitchen makes life difficult and devalues a house. Adrian and the team specialise in everything from a small kitchen facelift to a brand new kitchen installation, all the while working closely with clients to do as little or as much as they need and within their budget. The company employs qualified installers and the kitchens are made right here in Christchurch using quality New Zealand materials. The project is managed by Adrian, from a free measure and quote consultation, right through to installation completion. A wide range of quality products are then sourced as necessary. These could be brand new appliances,

spectacular door finishes, to formica, engineered stone or granite bench tops. Then it’s just a matter of choosing from a broad selection of colours, sinks, splashbacks and even handles to make it truly your kitchen. Check out some before and after photos of what can be achieved on the Dream Doors Christchurch Facebook page. There is also a Christmas promotion running. Book your new kitchen before 24 December and receive a two hundred dollar Countdown voucher. Some conditions apply. Contact Dream Doors Christchurch for details, phone 338 1081.



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By Kate Pierson

Quality is Everything.

Rugs, carpets, mats – whatever lingo you like to don to describe these accents for your home, the outcome is the same if the right decision is made.


beautiful mat for the abode has the ability to transform a space, hide a multitude of sins on weathered floor or carpet, introduce texture and add a pop of colour. Seemingly the favourite look at present is a down-to-earth jute rug, or a comparable handwoven beauty in cotton, seagrass, hemp or coir. Jute hails from giant corchorus plants grown in beautiful Bangladesh and seagrass is harvested from the sprawling paddy fields and riverbanks of the culturally rich destinations of Vietnam and China. The earthy tones of a jute rug work synergistically with all kinds of décor, introducing a minimalist aesthetic that enhances but doesn’t compete. Explore Pinterest for inspiration and discover many opportunities to introduce mat-erial value into your space.

The earthy tones of a jute rug work synergistically with all kinds of décor, introducing a minimalist aesthetic that enhances but doesn’t compete.


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Therapeutic benefits: Therapeutic inclination can be used to aid a variety of health concerns: • Poor circulation—often causing swelling in the legs and feet — can be alleviated by elevating your feet above your heart. • The Fowler’s position (a medical position where the upper body is elevated 45-60 degrees) can facilitate breathing and healing after some

surgeries and childbirth. • By elevating the chest and head, heart burn can be eliminated. • The “zero gravity” position—where the head is slightly raised and feet are above the heart — can be helpful in relieving back pain and improving circulation. • In addition to these specific positions, people can tailor the bed shape to fit their own personal needs and comfort preferences.

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‘BELOW is a picture of my ‘ready reminder’ bookmark, which shows what I wanted to achieve in 2016. I always have it with me. Although a little dog-eared now, it motivates me everyday to move forward. It’s neat, earnest and you could say it’s more inspirational than factual!’










‘ABOVE is the other side of the coin (the real world you could say!). My yearly wall-planner shows that it’s been a full-on, rapid-fire, not-always-neat year … and a balancing act. It’s also a wonderful representation of 2016 and I’m pleased to report everything that I’d envisaged on my bookmark was achieved!’




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I’ve always tried to lead a deeply purposeful life (at least that’s what I tell myself) and December’s arrival usually gives me the opportunity to reflect on that purpose. I’ll question whether I’ve moved in the direction of my intentions, achieved the goals - lofty and simple - that I’ve set and look at where improvements can be made. As anyone juggling work, home, children, family, travel and life knows, it’s never easy and some years shine a little brighter than others. 2016 has been a huge year with an avalanche of professional and personal achievements dominating the calendar. As a home-grown business - company managers, consultants and large administration team - we’re proud of our professional performances; achieving the Number One Franchise in New Zealand for income per sales consultant, the Number

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One Office in three groups, and the Number One Office in the world for income per sales consultant out of 800 Harcourts offices for the Papanui branch, in addition to having three of the top consultants in New Zealand and internationally. Even if this never happens again, and believe me it’s a difficult act to repeat, I’ll still enjoy the memory and the moment. We have also worked hard to support our communities, believing and understanding that a social conscience combined with generosity makes the lives of others better, and this year that has involved Women’s Refuge, Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust, an orphanage in Fiji, Cancer Society, and numerous local schools and causes. That’s just a small glimpse of the work portion of a life lived at full pace, alongside a personal space that has also been busy. So now it’s Christmas and I’m going to rest, get merry and think about my next ‘bookmark’!

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Solid oak vanity units with mitred corners, curved internal doors and high gloss black lacquered kitchen cabinetry, tell the tale of Murray Hewitt Joinery’s work.


urray and the team at MHJ provided a full house of joinery for the new Waitikiri home, working with designer Trish Simpson, the builder, and the client themselves. “We started with the internal doors, stairs and handrails, and the highly lacquered front entry door, and as the job progressed we worked on the bathrooms, wardrobes and laundry. The kitchen joinery was timed in with the installation of stone bench tops,” Murray says. “And the

final piece was the black lacquered cabinet doors in the kitchen.” Vanities in the two full bathrooms and powder room were manufactured from solid oak, the mitred corners creating a thick and chunky look that was teamed up with black basins. Wardrobe joinery was constructed from white melamine, with the master bedroom’s walk-in robe including a lacquered exterior and Blum runners for a soft close function. Coloured melamine fronts featured in the laundry finished off with high pressure laminate (HPL) tops. As with many full house joinery projects the main component was in the kitchen. Internal joinery consisted of white melamine on Blum Antaro runners with soft close, and high gloss black lacquer cabinetry teamed with frosted glass fronts for higher spaces. Tucked in behind the kitchen was a scullery, with a sink and an array of storage areas, and coloured glass splashbacks in both areas. The expansive kitchen island was fronted with American White Oak slats and under bench LED lighting, with a wine fridge at one end. Precision Stone installed the Quartz Crystal Stella White stone top, chosen specifically to enable the use of one single piece for the 3200 centimetre long and 1400 centimetre wide island bench top. MHJ worked closely with a variety of subcontractors during the build, and the high gloss lacquer work as well as staining and pre-finishing of wooden componentry in the vanities and kitchen islands was completed by MF Turnbull Ltd at the client’s request. Murray has 25 years of experience in the industry, founding MHJ back in 1998 with wife Julie. Over the years they have built up a great team of dedicated joiners and cabinet makers, with Steve, Clayton, Craig, David and Chris, and project manager Daniel, following each job through from manufacture to installation. Members of both Master Joiners and the National Kitchen & Bathroom Association, they have the ability to work on a wide variety of projects. This can be the big to the small, from bespoke pieces of furniture to external doors and windows including double hung windows and framed interior doors, and commercial work such a recently completed bakery in Kaiapoi, as well as retail and office fit-outs. “We enjoy the challenge of making something work,” Murray says. For more information contact Murray Hewitt Joinery on 343 0360 or visit

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PEN + PAPER Addicts By Kate Pierson



n light of ongoing sartorial sprawl and the fact that fashion is now permeating all elements of our lives from the sports field to the technology we arm ourselves with, it’s only right we imbue our work spaces with some serious style.


We’ve got your Desk Life sorted for summer. I’m sure many of you can relate to us being bona fide ‘Pen + Paper Addicts’ as we fawn all over the latest in stationery style. From biro bling through to seasonal gift cards so sophisticated they should be mandatory, we’ve got your Desk Life sorted for summer.




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By Kate Pierson


As the festive season begins, summer barbecues and dining alfresco is even more enjoyable with quality outdoor furniture.


ombining both function and aesthetics, family-owned business Kenneally Timber Products offers a range of beautiful Kwila furniture, including tables, chairs and garden benches. Imported from Indonesia and with a five-year guarantee, all furniture is made from solid Kwila – a highly durable and termite-resistant wood that is easy to care for. The timber’s rich red hue is easily retained with a coat of oil, or leave it untouched for the weathered silver look. “The wood is very heavy and sturdy, it lasts for many years, and is easy to clean, so it’s very low maintenance,” says owner, Declan Kenneally. An ideal Christmas gift for yourself or that hard-to-buy-for person in your life, Kenneally Timber has a limited amount of stock available. Visit the team in Kaiapoi or view the selection online at

Flamingos have spread their wings and flown into our homes this year and it seems they’re quite happy to remain nesting for 2017.


he Flamingo bird motif has manifested in many forms – from LED lights and candles right through to adorning cozy quilts. If you’d like to introduce this larger than life pink personality into your abode then adopt a ‘less is more approach’. Flamingos are absolutely fabulous, but with too many in one space, you definitely run the risk of ‘too much of a good thing’.

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For the very best in

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Selected Furniture ON SALE NOW until 21 January 2017!

Sofa Set includes 1+2+3 Seater $8299 Including coffee table NOW $5998.00 Model European Lounge Chair Suites $4600 NOW $2600

Dining Suite $5680 NOW $3998.00 Including four chairs

Unique gifts & decorations to make Christmas unforgettable

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SHOWROOM 52 Acheron Drive, Riccarton, Christchurch P: 03 348 8808


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A paradise of

PRESENTS It’s party time at Coco Gifts.

A range of locally made 2017 calendars, prints and hangers. Available from Hazy Prints Studio.

If you’re reading this before heading out to look for that special something for that special someone’s Christmas present, congratulations for doing your research first! There is still plenty of time before the big day…


oco Gifts, tucked away in St Albans, is a delicious paradise of presents. It positively sparkles with potential treasures. Home to a range of contemporary gifts as well as clothing and homewares, everywhere you look are fabulous ways of saying ‘Merry Christmas’: wall-art, glassware, frames, candles, jewellery, gifts for baby, luxury bathroom items ... plus complimentary gift wrapping. It truly is your one stop Christmas gift shop. Coco Gifts will close for a break over the Christmas period and reopen in the New Year. Look out for the January Sale, with discounts on all stock to make way for exciting new brands arriving at the end of January. Visit the website or Facebook page for trading hours and more information. Visit

French Country cushions. Prices from $92 - 135. Available @ Up the Garden Path

‘Head Of The Harbour’, a history of Governors Bay and surrounds by Jane Robertson available at Little River Gallery $100.

Star Light Pendant Bone Inlay Bedside Table

Simply the most stylish coffee machine around! Available in a range of colours - use with beans and/or pods The Crowded House Coffee Company Ltd.

A wide range of Oriental statues now instore at Kabchi’s Homewares.

French Country white shrug Mongolian fur rug $399

BEAUTIFUL & Unique homewares 12A Main North Rd Papanui, Christchurch Phone 027 709 7701 Parking behind building

Up The Garden Path

5 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs. Ph (03) 315 7915

Call in or phone us to book your demonstration

Stylish Bugatti appliances In a range of colours to suit any kitchen...

Coffee Company Ltd 86 December 15, 2016 Metropol

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

Aquamarine and pearl necklace from Milan, Italy, available at French Blue.

Cushions at Terra Viva.


CHRISTMAS Fraser 700 round folding table with 2 Windsor folding chairs $396.00, available from Kenneally Timber Products.

A great range of Christmas condiments available at Etagere.

Step into French Blue in the Elmwood Shopping Village and you step into an oasis of calm that is not only an escape from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, but an opportunity to find gifts that are undeniably special.

Summer fashion at Terra Viva.

The fun flamingos are back at Terra Viva.


ourced from around the world, the cool, blue interior is filled with products that make exquisitely-designed, perfect gifts – whether it’s jewellery from Mexico, Israel or Italy; NZ wool throws from Sweden; tableware from Poland and Spain; ceramics from Mexico, or toiletries, leather wallets, candles, linens and books from Europe and beyond. Each piece showcases wonderful taste, superb design and outstanding craftsmanship. What’s more, when you buy from French Blue, you are purchasing something that will make your loved one smile and feel special every time they use or wear your gift. Find the stunning store at 9a Normans Road and choose your Christmas gifts, wrapping paper, cards and decorations from a range selected to make you, your home and your family and friends a bit more beautiful this festive season.

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Eclectic & elegant


Joe Jandals HQ in The Tannery is an eclectic mix of edgy home decor and offers a design service creating exciting interior spaces.


achael Hemingway is living her dream with a business combining what she is good at with everything she loves. Inheriting her Father’s MacGyver aptitude, her artistic eye for the unusual creates Cinderella stories, where retro furniture pieces are skillfully transformed into belles of the ball. Affordable cushions with surprising themes include storm troopers and superhero pugs which complement Rachael’s own designretro caravan cushion covers complete with the signature Joe Jandals charm. The store’s framed prints captivate, especially the floral skull collection by Brazilian artist Francisco Valle. Visualising the final picture is her forte, creating rooms with ‘hero pieces’, which can be personally created. There’s a lot to choose from already in store – you just have to see to believe. Visit Joe Jandals in The Tannery, Woolston, online at and on Facebook, or phone 027 203 0150.

Plates from Art on Tyne

A wide range of English stone garden statuary, urns, seats etc. just arrived at Mansfield Antiques.

Joe Jandals HQ

The Tannery, 3 Garlands Rd, Woolston Ph.(027) 203 0150

Leather chair at Terra Viva.

Huge array of wall art available at Bali Hai Imports.

Jandals and Sunglasses at Terra Viva.

English Antiques New Shipment Just Arrived



Christmas from the team @

Terra Viva

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BREATH-TAKING POSITION AND STYLE The height of elegance and elevation, this beautiful dress-circle home guarantees epic views and a comfortable living environment, and lends itself well to a number of buyer profiles. -SEE PAGE 90



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Breath-taking position and style

The height of elegance and elevation, this beautiful dress-circle home guarantees epic views and a comfortable living environment, and lends itself well to a number of buyer profiles. Perfectly suited for short or long term management, a lock up and leave holiday home, or a permanently lived in town house close to all downtown Queenstown has to offer. The graceful cream interior provides a soothing backdrop to come home to. Stacking slider doors open up the smart living to a covered deck for year-round entertaining, while the glossy contemporary kitchen has a pop of colour in the glass splashback. Five bedrooms and three bathrooms mean no-one in the family will go short, and multiple decking and courtyard areas open up slices of the view to be enjoyed at any time of day. Positioned on sought-after Queenstown Hill, it’s within walking distance of Queenstown’s shops and restaurants. QR-CODE

10B Vancouver Drive, Queenstown Hill / 03 441 8858 90 December 15, 2016 Metropol

Ged Hay: 027 444 0089

hoamz Ltd, Licensed Real Estate Agent (REAA 2008)






Retreat to your paradise amongst the mountains


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Leave the hustle and bustle of town and escape into craggy mountaintops, pine-covered hillsides and deep valleys - you won’t believe you’re less than a 10-minute drive from central Queenstown. This is one of the sunniest and most tranquil spots in the region and boasts elevated wraparound mountain views. Let the interior space of this solidly and well-built family home surprise you - split over two levels and boasting five bedrooms (with two currently set up as a gym and office), there is space galore. The substantial dwelling has an open-plan kitchen/dining/ living that flows out via glass sliders to a generous L-shaped deck for residents to enjoy the outdoors and absolutely stunning surrounds. The huge private garden is lush with flat lawns gently sloping into native bush and mature trees for the kids to explore or the dogs to run. With all day sun, it’s easy to grow your own veggies in the established raised beds or greenhouse, and entertain regularly outdoors. A powerful woodburner easily heats the whole home thanks to excellent insulation keeping the warmth in place, while an internally accessed triple garage adds to the functionality. Topping it all off, there’s a generous three bedroom, two bathroom sleepout for extended family, added income or staff accommodation. It features its own generous deck blending into the extensive lawn and has a wood burner for cosiness. A real retreat at the end of the day in a very special location - put yourself in the picture with this tranquil home in awe-inspiring surroundings. 150 Alpine Retreat Road, Queenstown

20 Shotover Street, Queenstown


Fred Bramwell: 021 435 694

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