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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 cringeWelcome to thememories first dayforofme summer. I had a crystal ball,unstylish I’d be inducing as I reflectIfon my style – or rather able to tell you if the day you’re reading this is living up to evolution. It would be difficult to determine which of the styles Iseasonal donned as a kid expectations. All I can is let’s to the Weather Gods forfaux as pas of the eighties andsay nineties eraspray deserves the 'most heinous' fashion title. many of the quintessentially Kiwi summer days as they can give us. My obsession with unflattering fabrics; oversized, wideleg jeans, and tie-dye leggings with slouch socks spring to mind as does a denim 'cowgirl' styled or a good few years I was devoted to chasing the sun all over the world. I felt its dress covered in sequins, which I picked up second-hand shopping with my presence was synonymous with good times, lifelong memories and a healthier self Mum and wore to the point of its extinction. That was a sad day in our all-in-all. In 2016, I’ve kept my feet on the ground with the exception of a jaunt in household. Cuba at the start of the year. While winter wasn’t the coldest it’s ever been, my character I also can't forget the pink, patent leather heels that my friend and I wore on home certainly called for sleeping in multiple layers on more than one occasion. girls'through nights out. preoccupation with this heeled shoes (no longer therelieved case these Having lived fourMy fairly distinct seasons year, I’m actually more and days) factbeen started thecoming age of six grateful than I’veinever for at thearound sunshine ourwhen way. I begged my parents for my pair of 'clip I still vividly remember whennights they took to buy them. How willown I celebrate? Likeclops'. most of you. Brews & barbeques; spentme talking into the I think I probably insisted on sleeping in them such was the love of these $20 wee hours with childhood friends; blankets on fresh cut grass with a good book; tubs and white, pointed heels withand bows on. tubs of ice-cream; music & chilling, the list goes on. The thingsporadically about a lot over of thethe styles we have banished to the For those of interesting us still working summer break, find plenty of back goodof is better that they themselves back in vogue when style reasons toour turnminds/wardrobes off your emails, or yet,find your phone. Great summer memories, the ones that feed yourdecide soul, don’t have to cost a fortune. royalists to give them a second wind.Canterbury is a veritable treasure trove of opportunities just waiting to be discovered. Ultimately, fashion is an extremely subjective, personal thing, but I believe one You’ll find everything from summer wearssomething to hospitality today’s issue. of the best parts about donning you hot feelspots really in proud of, is the Help yourself toconfidence a generousinjection. portion. We plan being to! Despite 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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The language of the urban landscape Kara Burrowes: Citified Reiteration marries the abstract with the tangible.

Elements from the cityscape are selected and reinterpreted to form a unique object with a new dialect of expression.


ara’s work focuses on the language of the urban landscape, the patterns and incidentals. Elements from the cityscape are selected and reinterpreted to form a unique object with a new dialect of expression. There is a balance between preservation and reinvention and a tendency to transform the mundane into lustre. This exhibition borrows slices and snippets of the landscape, changes and relayers them, resulting in a new language. Wood offcuts are re-purposed and threads from pre-used vinyl billboards are individually selected and used to create new patterns. Stenciling techniques are used to adhere onto and then peel off to reveal further patterns. The exhibition is running from 7 December 2016 - 20 January 2017 at Christchurch QbStudios - 18 Bernard Street, Addington.

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Sometimes all it takes for great things to happen is for people to meet and begin a conversation. This was pretty much how the incredibly innovative and inspirational Ōtākaro Orchard came about.

about from five interested groups – Project Lyttelton, Aviva, Youth Alive, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Skillwise. “These groups will share this vibrant social space, but more importantly, their clients will be engaged in meaningful work in a truly sustainable enterprise.” Next door to the café, but in the same building will be the Canterbury Horticultural Society. “The Horticultural Society’s over 150 years old,” says Chloe. “These people carry generations of garden knowledge. There’s a strong interest from our millennial generation in gardening, so to have this intergenerational exchange of information will be hugely beneficial.”

road metals and vehicle emissions, which, worryingly, end up in our rivers. The rain garden will have wetloving plants like rushes and reeds that filter out pollutants; it will be lovely, but also highly functional.” Chloe expands on the core philosophy behind Ōtākaro. “At the peak of the quakes, our reliance on supermarkets became interrupted. Suddenly our small community garden places – numbering thirty in our city currently – became significant in our lives; not only did they provide food, they provided a social network, a sense of wellbeing and order during testing times. People have asked for this; they want more green space, and they want to

“People have asked for this; they want more green space, and they want to be part of the creative process.” Co-ordinator Chloe Waretini


hloe Waretini was already involved with the Food Resilience Network in Christchurch when she happened to meet a like-minded individual at a food forest workshop who shared her passion for self-sustainable cities. They left that workshop determined to talk to others who might be of similar mind. As more people put their hands up, Chloe dared to hope her vision might become a reality. Chloe, who is now Co-ordinator of Ōtākaro Orchard, outlines all the facilities the Orchard will have on offer, apart from the edible garden and information centre/library. There will be a café called Gather. The café came

There will be an amphitheatre in the orchard that will play host to any number of activities or events. “It could be recreation classes, workshops, conferences and concerts…you name it, we’ll provide it,” grins Chloe. The solarium will house plant propagations – perhaps alongside banana and coffee trees! How’s that for exciting? “And then there’s the rain garden,” continues Chloe. ”That’s to collect and clean storm water polluted by

be part of the creative process.” What’s Chloe’s vision for Ōtākaro Orchard in ten years? “I see Ōtākaro as a little oasis in our city, but it will have “bled” outwards – become a catalyst for similar orchards throughout the city, so that there will be edible verges along river banks, and sidewalks. Even a year from now, I imagine people doing yoga in Ōtākaro, weaving flax, enjoying food, a busker or two. When I see that? That will be the best moment in my life – my dream come true!” Go to:

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The house that Jack built… You only have to spend a few minutes with Nigel Jamieson, trades tutor at Ara Institute of Canterbury, to recognise his commitment to his students – both male and female.

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ur Construction Programme not only introduces our students to construction and carpentry, it teaches different disciplines in trade areas, so they can make choices; be it working in fine furniture, joinery or construction. They leave here with the skills to forge a career.” Nigel’s students (comprising full-time Youth Guarantee students and part-time Canterbury Tertiary College students) have been constructing tool sheds as part of their programme, and Nigel, recognising they could be converted into huts, made a call to the Department of Conservation. “They were very interested,” says Nigel. Five student-built bench seats were added to the order, and it appears as if future projects for D.O.C. are highly likely. “Yes, a fantastic outcome,” agrees Nigel, as we inspect two sheds near to completion. The word ‘shed’ seems a misnomer to describe these snazzy little pine structures; suddenly the revered tin shed down the back of the garden seems embarrassingly naff! We view the interior of what will soon be a warden’s hut at Packhorse Saddle on Banks Peninsula. It feels solid, quaintly Kiwiana, and very cosy. Lucky warden! “Once the hut’s at Packhorse Saddle, we’ll take the students for a visit. They’ll see how important their work is, and feel proud. As their tutor, that’s my reward.”

The word ‘shed’ seems a misnomer to describe these snazzy little pine structures; suddenly the revered tin shed down the back of the garden seems embarrassingly naff!

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Every issue we strive to bring you the best of what the Garden City has to offer. From new recreational assets to events that harness Kiwi ingenuity and innovation, we’ve got your social life sorted for the spring and summer.


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A Day at the Polo


A Victorian Christmas in the Christchurch Heritage Street


he Pay It Forward Christmas tree will be at the Papanui Club, Christchurch at 310 Sawyers Arms Road from 1-19 December. Please bring a gift to put under the tree for families in need in Christchurch. Please wrap and label what age and sex the parcel is for.


onald McDonald House South Island and the Port Hills Polo Club invite you to join them for an iconic and highly-anticipated summer luncheon in Tai Tapu, Canterbury. Ideal for any corporate Christmas celebrations, sit back and watch riveting polo matches, and enjoy a beautiful twocourse meal and a complimentary glass of wine. Indulge in a cocktail or two on the green while stomping the divets! Tables of 10 can be purchased for $800 + GST (sorry, no individual ticket sales). All proceeds go directly to Ronald McDonald House South Island. Book early to avoid disappointment. Fantastic auction prizes up for grabs, along with awards for the Best Dressed Lady and Gentleman. To book a table, please contact: Robyn Medlicott on 027 225 5221 or

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tep back in time to A Victorian Christmas at Canterbury Museum. From 19 to 23 December, Canterbury Museum will bring to life the magic of Christmas in the heritage Christchurch Street. A Victorian Christmas at Canterbury Museum features a Christmas tree in the Museum foyer festooned with hand-embroidered decorations based on nineteenth century designs. Other decorations include hand-painted glass baubles and replica Victorian Christmas cards. The much-loved Christchurch Street has been adorned with realistic pine and spruce reminiscent of the decorations used by early Christchurch residents, reminding them of the English winter Christmas they had left behind. A Victorian-style Father Christmas will make a daily appearance in the street between 12.30pm and 2pm.

A green and gracious

OASIS There can be few more tranquil and serene views in Christchurch. From the windows of the stunningly designed new clubhouse at the Christchurch Golf Club you look out on to the 18th green and sweeping views of the golf course. This elegant venue will indeed make a striking backdrop for any occasion or event – weddings, conferences and anniversaries, special lunches or dinners.


ith its vaulted roof line, neutral painted wood panelling, floor to ceiling windows and soft lighting, the Links Functions and Events venue exudes ambient warmth and charm while extensive bar and on-site catering facilities offer a variety of food and beverage options for up to 200 guests. From formal reception menus to informal barbeques Links’ Executive Chef presents

This elegant venue will indeed make a striking backdrop for any occasion or event. exquisite menus using the freshest of ingredients and he is always happy to help with special requests. Purpose-built with versatility in mind, on its ground floor the venue has four rooms that can be closed off or opened up depending on the size of an event or function. Upstairs the boardroom is an ideal space for a small meeting or a private degustation dinner. This lovely venue also has the latest state-of the art technology

for your event or function as well as convenient onsite parking. Located just 10 minutes from the city and 20 minutes from the airport, Links at the Christchurch Golf Club is a green and gracious oasis at any time of the year. If you would like to discuss availability and options for your function, contact Links Manager, Karyn Yorston, on 021 061 3250 or email

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LIGHTING UP THE SKY On Saturday 5 November, New Brighton Beach and wider Christchurch enjoyed a spectacular showcase of fireworks hosted by Treetech.

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OL3 MIO will once again be brightening the end of the year with their festive celebration Christmas In The Vines. The beloved trio will be returning to the stunning Waipara Hills Winery in Canterbury bringing the much needed Christmas cheer to North Canterbury. Christmas In The Vines has become a seasonal highlight in Sol3 Mio fans’ calendars, creating memories that will last a lifetime – for the fans and the boys themselves! The group will be joined by Stan Walker, Hayley Westenra and the CSO. Metropol has one double pass to give away to the event on Saturday 17 December at Waipara Hills.

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If you were to summarise what CoCA stands for to someone completely unfamiliar, where would you start? The Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) is a free gallery for everyone, that shows new, modern and innovative works of art by contemporary artists. The gallery has had a long history in the city. It was originally the Canterbury Society of Arts, and it built an amazing gallery space in 1968 and renamed the organisation the Centre of Contemporary Art to present and represent art of its time. We curate four exhibitions a year – solo or group exhibitions – by local, national and international artists. We also have a public programme, which includes fun Saturday free workshops for kids, and ongoing series of talks, films, and music events which relate to the exhibitions.

Art, as a form of expression, a visual story, and a form of escapism, is a powerful medium. For almost 50 years, the Centre of Contemporary Art (or its predecessor the Canterbury Society of Arts) has been at the heart of giving inspiring and established artists a platform to romance the imagination of visitors to the space. Metropol talks to CoCA Director Paula Orrell about the centre’s evolution and what lies ahead.

To what extent do you think the city’s regeneration has offered more fertile soil to those wanting to plant their own start-up seed/fulfil their potential – specifically those in creative fields? It is an unexpected opportunity for change. Everything, literally, was thrown into disarray. The regeneration is a rebirth and an impetus for change, for people to do things they haven’t previously done, to have a go! It has given a voice to artists and also a community who wants to see change happen in the city. Christchurch has always been a creative place and it would be great to see some cheaper spaces for artists to work in the inner city, as used to happen. The freedom of being able to use the public spaces in the city has been an exciting new territory, especially with the transitional community like FESTA and Gap Filler. You’re a year into your time with CoCA – what’s been achieved and what lies ahead? There are so many things ahead of us – what gets me going is when new audiences tell us how interesting and exciting they find the work. I want to build an audience and bring more excellent work to them. Art is subjective. We know that not every exhibition will appeal to everyone. But one I believe that will is an exciting international exhibition opening in March. The artist is very well known and uses humour in drawing, sculpture and film. We’ve also planned some exciting group exhibitions exploring identity, and others giving a platform to Maori artists.

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with contemporary art What would you consider to be some of the more unique challenges involved with leading such an organisation and how do you overcome these? The challenges are unique because we are a charity and have a public role, and contemporary art is not a tangible art form – it needs curators to interpret the work to ensure people get the most from the experience. Contemporary art deals with ideas and there is a lot of ‘research thinking’ that goes on in the process of making and developing the work. It is our job to help demystify the work and make the artist’s message clear. To your mind, what do you think are the most essential qualities to being a leader? Being mindful of our small team, their needs, and how we support each other. Also supporting the community that surrounds you is critical. I also have to stick my neck on the line a lot – to stand up for contemporary art and be the advocate and voice to ensure that art galleries continue to have a social value in a world that is increasingly corporate and commercial. Have there been any particular organisations across the world that have inspired CoCA or that it looks to emulate? I am inspired by lots of different art organisations and project spaces. It is a hard question as there are so many inspiring galleries in the world today. There are lots of powerful cultural venues that are really utilising the arts to help change society and inspire people to live and think differently. We live in such a complex world with increasing chaos that the arts are a powerful tool to change the world. As an art student, I was so inspired by the Musee des Arts in Paris. It was my first experience of a world-class contemporary art gallery and I was immersed in such powerful works of art that motivated me to become an artist and now a curator. Subsequently, I have been fortunate to work with some


amazing galleries in varied sizes in the UK. There are several organisations, about the same size as CoCA, in towns and cities such as Liverpool or Manchester, where galleries are at the heart of regeneration and transformation of the city or place. The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London also inspired me. It is a historical radical space for contemporary artists and has pushed the boundaries to platform some of the most exciting artists of our time. What do we have to look forward to at CoCA in the coming months? Showing now is Precarious Nature, a group exhibition, which will be on until 19 February next year - we are open throughout the summer and only close on public holidays. It is an exhibition that responds to, and asks how humans are affecting an increasingly fragile global ecosystem. Key local and international artists of different generations feature, their work tackling issues such as the decline of the honeybee, deforestation, air pollution, and consumerism. What is the single best piece of advice you could offer to aspiring creatives? See, experience as much art as you can, but also engage in lots of different art forms and other talks and discussions about the world. Expose yourself to new ideas, because inspiration comes from many places!

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Charitable competition

Alana Taylor and Harry Ensor may look the picture of health but what you can’t see from their smiling faces is the hidden illness they are both living with – CysticFibrosis, which is actually New Zealand’s most common lifethreatening genetic disorder.


t affects their lungs and digestion, making it difficult for them to breathe and digest food. There is no cure but last year Alana had the best treatment available in New Zealand to improve her life – a lung transplant. It’s also something that Harry might well be facing in the future. Both Alana and Harry are the faces of the Cystic Fibrosis BNZ Crusaders Charity Cricket match on 11 December. Harry is the poster boy for the event and Alana will be speaking about

Both Alana and Harry are the faces of the Cystic Fibrosis BNZ Crusaders Charity Cricket match on 11 December.

her own experience with Cystic Fibrosis – how her lung function was down to 19 percent and is now up to 95 percent thanks to her transplant. Her new lease of life means she’s been well enough to go hiking and play touch rugby. She’s a huge supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand (CFNZ) Charity and says it’s events like BNZ Crusaders Charity Cricket that help keep people like her alive. Alana says that Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an extremely expensive condition and not all equipment is funded by the government. Funds raised from the BNZ Crusaders Charity Cricket help to fund a number of services and grants provided by the charity including equipment such as nebulisers and a grant of up to $3000 for transplant-related costs. The public can support Alana, Harry and others with CF by coming along to charity cricket for the fun day out. Watch the BNZ Crusaders take on the All Star team featuring a number of New Zealand Olympians, and enjoy the bouncy castles, cricket academy for young players and an auction of sport memorabilia.

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BLONDE AMBITION hits the stage

The Court Theatre’s summer musical is always eagerly awaited. There’s great expectation about what delightful costumes, sets, dance numbers and acting will be on show each year. This year’s show Legally Blonde the Musical is sure to have audiences swept up with its energy, humming along to its catchy tunes and awestruck by the complex and technical set.


egally Blonde the Musical, based on the Amanda Brown novel and hit 2001 film of the same name, is a musical comedy that smashes stereotypes about women. Perky, blonde college student Elle Woods has her life all planned out, right down to the boyfriend she plans to marry. Those plans are turned upside down when her boyfriend dumps her for someone more ‘serious’, motivating Elle to enrol at Harvard Law School so she can prove she’s capable of much more than anyone thought. As Elle wins over her sceptical classmates she also becomes involved in a high-profile trial where her particular world view may prove the key to cracking the case. Artistic Director of The Court Theatre, Ross Gumbley, says, “The show’s got a wonderful, unpredictable sense of humour about it. It’s a little bit sexy, but what is really exciting is that at its heart it says that in this day and age, if you’re a feminist, you can still dress how you like. It demonstrates how we shouldn’t really judge books by their covers”. At the helm of this year’s summer blockbuster is Director, Stephen Robertson. “When you come along to Legally Blonde you will find a ridiculously youthful vibe which is, of course, unapologetically pink and an ‘OMG’ song and dance spectacular,” Stephen says. Legally Blonde the Musical is on at The Court from 26 November to 21 January.

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A GRAND OCCASION On Tuesday 8 November the Christchurch Casino held its delicious Champagne Races Breakfast at The Grand Café.

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A beauty magnate

comes to Christchurch

You can almost hear the accelerated heartbeats of beauty disciples across Canterbury: Mecca Maxima has landed. Brand evangelists would likely concur this is an unprecedented coup for Christchurch.


n Thursday 17 November the hero-worshipped identity made its fresh faced appearance in the esteemed ANZ Centre smack bang in the middle of indisputable prime real estate – the corner of Cashel, Colombo and High Streets. As beauty fanatics enjoyed their fix of cult brands including Urban Decay Palettes and VICE Lipsticks, DJ Arii Jade played his part in bringing out Cantabrians en masse. Head into Mecca Maxim Paradise today to get your fill.

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All that glitters and shines


The fresh, flirty colour palettes synonymous with summer have made glitter a compulsory addition to the style aesthetic.

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Many of us have an inner magpie that rears its head when we come into close contact with all that glitters and shines.

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he fresh, flirty colour palettes synonymous with summer have made glitter a compulsory addition to the style aesthetic for the season and as willing slaves to sparkle, we’re rejoicing in the prospect of the many possibilities. We’ve discovered what’s reigning supreme on this front - from top to toe – and we have your must-have wardrobe and beauty box additions sorted. One of the key sartorial rules to bear in mind when it comes to working a bit of glitter magic is that less is more. While they played an-all important role in our life through the 90s, the likes of Jem and the Holograms shouldn’t be our role model when embracing this visual. Shine on, darlings!









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m SOCIAL SCENE A VINTAGE AFFAIR On Sunday 23 October, Kabella Baby created a beautiful Pink Ribbon Vintage High Tea at Rangi Ruru School’s stunning Te Koraha building. Kaye Clyne (Owner Kabella Baby) Sandi Gerrard, Angeline Boniface, Emma Dyer

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Family jewellers to generations of Cantabrians, Westende Jewellers on Colombo Street, Sydenham, knows better than anyone that jewellery is the perfect Christmas gift, and its online seasonal catalogue makes selecting the right present for your loved one simple.

here’s a wide range of diamond jewellery including rings, earrings and pendants, plus a myriad of other stones – emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and amethyst as well as pearls of different shapes, sizes and colours. Designs include classic and contemporary and come in yellow, rose and white gold, or, for something really special, choose a spectacular Astralis diamond. Westende Jewellers is Christchurch’s only stockist of the stunning Stow range. Available in sterling silver and gold, you can create your own story with precious charms and lockets. Timepieces are classic Christmas presents and the jeweller has a range of well-known brands such as Citizen, Casio, Daniel Wellington and two premier adventure collections by Suunto Watches. It is also offering a selection of Olympic watches for ladies and gentlemen at a special price of only $99.95 (while stocks last) until Christmas.

Christchurch’s only stockist of the stunning Stow range. Available in sterling silver and gold, you can create your own story with precious charms and lockets.

To make Christmas shopping easier, Westende Jewellers offers a “Wish List” service – just call in and the team will help you compile a wish list of everything you’d love to find in your Christmas stocking including the extensive Kagi, Karen Walker and Endless ranges plus signature antique pieces. Then, simply send friends and family along to choose from your list, so you know you’re guaranteed to get something you’ll love. Find the Christmas catalogue online at

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Stunning dresses for summer events and beautiful silk duster coats to finish your look. Pretty summer shades in store now.

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Handmade Man Scrubs Indulge your man with one of our blissful exfoliating scrubs. Each scrub is locally made from 100% natural, fair-trade goodness. Metropol readers receive 10% off using code BLISS10 (T&Cs apply).

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See faces light up when wished for handpicked sleepwear from Jimmi Jamms, knickers from Cheek Frills in bright cheery hues, high and dry beach towels from Trelise Cooper and white or antique silver rose candles for your Christmas table are unwrapped. Buy in-store or on-line now

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COVER Warm skin, soft sunshine and salt crusted hair - a quick slip on is always in need to make it from the beach back to home.


ust off the pinstripes and classic shirt as a replacement for the tired sarong/ jandals combo as a way to reinvent your beach wear apparel. The prevalent past summer trends are being revolutionised, with simplistic and comfortable aspects now key. Frayed jean ends and pastel stripes provide an old school touch, whilst stark white culottes and wrap around shirts, bring a modern feel. For go to colours, think of the ocean’s pallet: hues of blues, white and cream.

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The oversized shirt holds multiple possibilities, and is a quick way to go from beach cover up to a dinner out with minimal effort. Tuck into a denim skirt or shorts, paired with pointed toe flats or mules to transform this perfect summer staple.



For those that love to try on and feel the luxurious fabrics, staff know the sizing inside out, and can help pick out that perfect flattering piece.

An easy breezy but chic aesthetic, the shirt dress or a little flowy piece can tie together a no-thinkingrequired outfit matched with some strappy sandals or loafer slides. Pair a mid-length skirt or high waisted culottes with a full piece swimsuit, crop, and bikini or off the shoulder top for light, casual attire that can be taken straight from the beach into town.



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A slice of relaxing rural France tucked away in Fernside provides an enchanting shopping experience – The Old Meadery delights the senses.

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nette and Graeme Drewery have embellished North Canterbury’s original Meadery with vintage French-country charm. They extend a warm invite to wander the gardens and the historic homestead’s courtyard garlanded with old roses and shaded by magnificent established trees. Golden Retrievers Daisy and Flynn welcome visitors, as do the fluffy-plumaged chickens - which even have their own petite farmhouse with French shutters. The gift and clothing boutique in the original mead factory has one-off fashion pieces, from Italy and France, of finely woven linen, soft lace, chiffon, cotton and delicate knits. New shipments of flattering, feminine designer pieces regularly arrive in chic neutrals and pops of colour. An eclectic mix of old and new giftware offers something affordable for everyone this Christmas and includes Pre de Provence quad-milled shea-butter soaps, French Durance home-fragrance and exquisite Bianca Lorenne linen. The Jeanne d-Arc Living Magazine for sale showcases the Nordic take on French country design. The light, whitewashed, fresh shades interestingly mirror provincial French chic. Additional to imported treasures, Graeme’s carpentry skills up-cycle items such as dressing tables and shelves. Also appreciating the gnarled detail of an old farm post, for example, he gives it new life as part of a table. Anette completes a piece by cleverly recreating an authentic patina - drawing upon her love affair of the romance of a French antique. Visit The Old Meadery at 273 Plaskett Road, Fernside,, Facebook or email Phone 03 313 1366. Open Wednesday to Sunday.

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After a number of “temporary” locations over the years since the earthquakes, Dr Philip Frost is delighted to be finally relocating Face Value Cosmetic Medical Clinic to a fabulous new home.

An exciting



uilt in 1891 as a private school for young ladies, the “Charlotte Jane” on the corner of Papanui Road and Webb Street, Merivale is a stunning heritage site which Face Value will share with the Champs Elysees Day Spa. “The building epitomises the elegance and grace of the Victorian era and provides us with the much needed space and opportunity to further grow our range of services,” says Dr Frost who will be joined at the new clinic by his wife.

Registered Nurse Shelley Frost will bring many years of experience as a national leader in general practice and primary care nursing to Face Value. A past Director of Nursing, Shelley’s presence will enable an increase in opening hours and in time provide clients with a greater range of services to complement Dr Frost’s acclaimed expertise in cosmetic medicine. “It’s time to take Face Value to the next stage in its development, providing

excellence in clinical care, now in a setting that is really quite unique and special.” Dr Frost looks forward to seeing his patients in his new premises and welcomes new clients. Call 388 8806 for your free, no obligation consultation.

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John McFadden, Trelise Cooper, Lynette McFadden

Miranda Laney, Shar Sutherland-Todd, Sam Clouston

Nicki McGuigan, Parlos Van Aalst

A STYLE MAGNATE COMES TO CHRISTCHURCH On Monday 7 November, Harcourts Gold treated VIP guests to a beautiful fashion evening with one of New Zealand’s best fashion designers – Trelise Cooper. Chloe Brewer, Hannah Kite, Jodi O’Laughlin

Cameron Bailey, Nicki McGuigan, John McFadden

Victoria Henstock, Clare Beer, Sam Clouston

Tracey Edwards, Kim Gallagher, Tracy Webster, Amanda Barton

Jade Jenkins, Anna Parry, Lucy Wyma

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A STYLISH SOIREE On Tuesday 8 November, Harcourts Gold agents enjoyed a divine breakfast at Baretta Restaurant before Cup Day. Joss McNamara, Deb Harvey, Chris Fitzharding

Amanda Barton, Kate Cameron

Jodi & Mark O’laughlin

Tracey Edwards, Angela Boyle

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Ross Shanahan, Kirstyn Hay

Andrew Swift, Mark Brownlee, Lewis Donaldson

Peter Griffioen, Debbie Soper

Lewis Donaldson, Kim Gallagher, Cameron Bailey, Bernie Campbell

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Up-and-coming makeup artists can now learn the art of Special Effects at New Zealand’s first and only specialised school – KSFX – established by renowned Christchurch makeup artist, Kristen Stewart.


ollowing on from the success of her first makeup school, the Kristen Stewart School of Makeup (KSSM), Kristen saw a gap in the market for special effects makeup. “The concept of KSSM worked so well, and there are a lot of people who want to learn Special FX makeup rather than fashion and photographic, which is what I offer at my original school. My daughter is also really interested in Special FX, which is another reason I decided to provide this option, and it also caters more towards males than KSSM.” The Kristen Stewart School of Special FX Make-Up (KSFX) offers three intensive 12-week courses per year, with students earning an industry-recognised Special FX Diploma certificate on completion. The courses were developed in conjunction with Midge Holding, Minifies owner and highly experienced BBC trained makeup artist, who will remain as a mentor for the course and guest speaker for her specialist area of TV Makeup. In an ever-growing, constantly evolving industry, students will learn the latest techniques in sfx (cuts and bruises) airbrushing, prosthetics, and working with facial hair and wigs, as well as TV makeup. Classes are deliberately kept small to maximise the learning potential of students and to ensure there’s plenty of one-on-one focus from the tutor to student. KSFX ensures graduates are work-ready to the highest international standards. For more information or to apply, visit

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Allow your body to thrive There’s a warmth and friendliness to the welcome at Inalign Chiropractic and Health. That’s very much in keeping with its aim to be a clinic that is not clinical and to be a wellness centre that treats every patient as an individual.


At its heart the focus of chiropractic is to help people be as healthy and vibrant as they can be.

nalign Chiropractic and Health is a holistic practice with a mission to facilitate the best of chiropractic care and to support people to develop a wellness lifestyle. As Director Jude Moriarty says, “Wellness is an active, lifelong process of being aware of choices and making decisions towards a more balanced and fulfilling life. In other words, allowing your body to thrive”. Chiropractic is based on the knowledge that tension, misalignment or altered function of your spine may dramatically affect the function of your body in many different ways. While it is very effective for relieving symptoms such as back pain, headaches, or asthma, at its heart the focus of chiropractic is to help people be as healthy and vibrant as they can be. “Having a number of different services together in our clinic enables us to offer options to patients who come initially for a chiropractic consultation. We offer naturopathy, massage therapy, acupuncture, life coaching and nutritional advice. These pathways to symptomatic relief or good health may not have occurred to patients and we are delighted to be able to give them advice and offer great service.” Inalign Chiropractic and Health is located at 462 Tuam Street – phone 379 3370 – and at Shop 7/92 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston – phone 347 4799.

For a more balanced and fulfilled life We offer support with Chiropractic Naturopathy Massage Therapy Acupuncture Life Coaching Nutritional Advice

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Skin Cancer

- Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand. - An estimated 20,000 people have new skin cancers each year. Because these cancers are on the skin, they are usually visible and relatively easy to detect in their early stages. - The sooner skin cancers are detected the simpler the treatment.


- It is the least common but the most serious form of skin cancer. - About 250 New Zealanders die from melanoma each year. - The first sign is a change in colour or size of a freckle or mole or the appearance of a new spot on the skin. - It may have flecks of brown, black, blue or red in it. - It may have an irregular edge and appears or changes over a period of a few weeks to months. - It is the most common cancer in 20-40 year olds and the risk of melanoma increases as we get older. - Melanoma develops in weeks or months; if it is diagnosed and treated early, the treatment is usually successful.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

- It is more common in people over 40. - It is often a raised, crusty, non-healing sore which often appears on hands, forearms, face or neck. - It can be dangerous if left untreated. If found early it is easily treated.

Basal Cell Carcinoma (Rodent Ulcer)

- Is the most common skin cancer (about three quarters of all skin cancers). - It is often a pale, red or pearly, smooth lump, usually on the face or neck. - It is less common in people under 40. - It is the least dangerous type of skin cancer.

The most important thing is to protect yourself from the sun during daylight saving months between 11am and 4pm. Remember to:

- Wear brimmed hats, protective clothing and SPF30+ broad spectrum sunscreens. - Avoid the sun and seek shade and watch for skin changes. - Early detection is important. You should check your skin every 3-6 months. Watch for spots which won’t heal, and freckles or moles which are changing. If you find these, it is important not to delay seeing your doctor.

Sun Spots

- Flat, red or sometimes brown, scaling spots. - A sign of sun damage to the skin. - A warning that you may be likely to develop skin cancer. - Common in fairer skinned people over 40 who have been in the sun a lot. - Usually found on parts of the body which have had many years of sun, such as the face and hands. - Some of the more benign effects of sun damage such as brown spots or broken vessels can be treated with our BBL Laser.

Preventing Skin Cancer

- The most important thing is to protect yourself from the sun during daylight saving months between 11am and 4pm. From The Christchurch Skin Cancer Clinic, P. 03 281 8768. Visit 248 Papanui Road, Merivale. Metropol December 1, 2016 39

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or the next three months love to try on and of parties, barbeques and feel luxurious fabrics, champagne, make the most of the sociable sunny weather. staff know the sizing Standing out in an exclusive, inside out, and can help stunning dress from Augustine means feeling as good as you pick out that perfect look with the latest feminine flattering piece. florals and maxi and midi lengths - both classy and comfortable for the wedding season. Dear No One is the largest supplier of Augustine and sister labels Charlo and Stella Royal, outside of the brand’s flagship stores. Kelly Coe had femininity, fabulousness and special occasions in mind when she designed her exquisite label. Most of the Augustine range is sold via Dear No One’s Facebook page – followers await the look-book preview with each month’s launch, which will be Charlo in December and Augustine in January, with the curvaceous Stella Royal out quarterly. Many of the unique pieces are snapped up before they reach the store. However, for those that love to try on and feel the luxurious fabrics, staff know the sizing inside out, and can help pick out that perfect flattering piece. Finish the look with shoes, handbags, accessories and jewellery, daywear and other ranges such as Mrs Pretty and Mavi Jeans – and there’s always a discount rack (of up to 50% off) for the last of the much-loved pieces. Visit Dear No One at 56 Holmwood Road, Merivale, open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 11am to 3pm. Phone 356 1511 or follow the boutique on Facebook.

INDULGE YOUR SKIN Christmas is traditionally a time for luxury, for treating ourselves and for making life a bit more special. It’s a time when we give gifts to make sure our loved ones know just how much they mean to us.


roducts by the perfectly-named Ooo la la Oils are a wonderful way to indulge without compromise. They are all natural, all New Zealand-made and vegan friendly, and their luxurious range of body blends and oils for your skin are scrumptious enough to eat – options include Grapefruit, Caramel, and Chocolate and Strawberry.

Body blends, lip scrubs and body glazes have something for all skin types; they will nourish and hydrate skin, help detoxify, and support skin regeneration. The scrubs contain salt to lift away dead skin cells leaving skin silky smooth and you feeling pampered and as special as you are. Ooo la la Oils is the brain child of Wellington-based Abbie O’Rourke, but these wonderful products are available throughout New Zealand including Robe in Rangiora and Girl Next Door in Queenstown. Beautifully packaged Christmas gift sets have something for all budgets – perfect for hiding under the tree this year, whether it’s for a friend or family member, or just for you because everyone deserves a bit of indulgence at Christmas. Follow the business on Facebook at or visit to order online or find your nearest stockist.

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Whether it’s your first or fourth, for many mums and mums to be, there is nothing more exciting than finding out whether your upcoming arrival is going to be a boy or a girl.


et for many of us, finding out such exciting news in the sterility of a medical facility takes a little of the buzz out of this momentous occasion. So many parents are choosing to find out instead, surrounded by their nearest and dearest. There’s many ways to hold a gender reveal party, but how much more fun would it be for the parents to find out at the same time as their guests? To keep it a secret from everyone until the big moment, ask your doctor to write down the gender on a piece of paper, put it in an envelope to give to your most trusted person, who will set

up the reveal. The traditional gender reveal is the classic cake which spills its secrets only when you cut into it. But helium balloons in a box may be gaining on cake and cupcakes as the hottest gender announcement trend around. All you need is a big cardboard box and balloons in the right colour. You could announce the gender of your sweet bundle of love with a gender reveal piñata which comes packaged with pink or blue confetti or why not give gender reveal party poppers a go? Just count down and everyone sets their coloured confetti filled poppers off at once.

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GLAMPING! By Melinda Collins

Glamorous and camping are the two unlikely companions which make up one of the most popular portmanteaus of modern language – glamping. Because, although camping by its very definition involves the forgoing of creature comforts at the expense of the experience, glamping is about bringing the glamour back to this popular pastime.


lamping has been gaining in popularity for some time, since posh pioneers Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves tied the knot in a three-day celebration in 2012, where guests had to reside in one of 47 airconditioned tents erected at their Austin, Texas estate. Feather Down Farms in the UK is credited as being the pioneer of this phenomenon. And, although it’s not hard to be put off traditional tent holidays by the muddy camping fields of Glastonbury, the festival’s elite Camp Kerala – described by Vogue magazine as “unquestionably one of the most glamorous places to be in the UK” – has been growing in popularity over the past few years. Filled with Rajasthani furnishings and

duck-down duvets, the shikar tent will set you back a cool £8,000 for a weekend. So it seems, glamping is much more than a travel trend, and rather a magical mainstay - it’s no longer restricted to the rich and famous. Five-star camping has gone mainstream and now it’s even as close as our own Kiwi backyard. Backpack-free without a soggy sleeping bag in sight, there are glamping options across the country for all budgets. In the Catlins you can find Tussock

Country Glamping in unique Lotus Bell tents and custom dual en-suite trailers, offering the comfort of a hotel in some of New Zealand’s most stunning natural environments. Canopy Camping Escapes offer luxury canvas tents, fully set up at partner sites throughout New Zealand. The glamorous part? Hot water, decent facilities, comfy beds and, most importantly, warmth. Get glamping globally by sourcing your own secluded spot through the online Glamping Hub where you will find a wide range of glamourous options. So why not give glamping a go for your next holiday excursion, after all, whether you’re in a tent, yurt, tipi, airstream or treehouse, glamping is all about enjoying the best of both worlds and what better way to stay? Metropol December 1, 2016 43


Dr John Barry, Ivan & Chris Donaldson, Sir Robert Stewart

Rob Davidson, Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Arlee Folkers, Graeme Helms


Shar & Ash Sutherland Todd

Andrew Vincent, Alex & Nick Lash

On Saturday 29 October, Canterbury Medical Research Foundation held its annual wine and art auction at Rydges Latimer Christchurch. The auction will benefit the research of Dr Julia Rucklidge at Canterbury University

Ron Wright (Organiser), Audrey & Gary Teear

Julie Hutton, Heather Barnett, Daphne Durning

Phil McGoldrick, Caroline Wagleveld McKenzie

Jo & Kevin Hickman, Rachel Rose

Jill Carey, Kate Russell, Simon Carey, Caroline Wagleveld McKenzie

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Showbiz Christchurch returned to the Isaac Theatre Royal stage in full force for 2016 and pulled off the perfect hat-trick of Mamma Mia!, Hairspray and Evita to full houses and rave reviews.


howbiz has just announced its 2017 season and as the perfect encore to this year, it is another feast of wonderful theatre and music that can’t be missed. The Showbiz year begins in March on a fabulous big bus called Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Priscilla has over 500 outrageous costumes, 200 magnificent head-dresses, a spectacular new bus custom-built here in Christchurch and a hit parade of dance floor classics including Don’t Leave Me This Way, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff and Shake Your Groove Thing. From 26 – 28 May the Isaac will be alive with the sound of Rodgers and Hammerstein. An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics is a concert featuring a live Broadway style orchestra, vocal soloists and a chorus of over 100 from Showbiz and NASDA. In September, the soulful Broadway musical comedy Sister Act will have you feeling divine. Based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg movie, Sister Act will lift your spirit with laughter and heavenly music. Tickets are on sale now, and until 31 January 2017 Showbiz Christchurch is offering discounts on all Premium and A Reserve seats - 10% discounts for one show, 20% for two and 30% when booking for all three performances. Conditions apply. For more information, or to book, go to Metropol December 1, 2016 45


MIND, BODY & Internationally acclaimed yoga and meditation teacher Sarah Powers is bringing her unique practise all the way from the USA to Christchurch this weekend.



n the two-day workshop, Sarah will blend the soft and strong practises of yoga, with an intention of cultivating an inner atmosphere of ease and vitality – qualities essential for compassion and insight to grow. The event, organised by Flow Hot Yoga, will be held at the Te Hapua Halswell Centre on Saturday 3 December from 10am until 4pm, and Sunday 4 December, from 10am until 1pm. Sarah is the founder of Insight Yoga – a combination of traditional yoga, Buddhism, Taoism and Transpersonal Psychology, interweaved into an integral practice to discover and enliven the body, heart and mind. Her yoga style blends both a Yin sequence of floor poses to enhance the meridian and organ systems, combined with an alignment-based slow flow or Yang practice, influenced by Viniyoga, Ashtanga, Iyengar teachings, and QI gong. The workshop is suitable for anyone with at least one year experience in yoga, with some understanding of the Yin practise, and a sincere interest in meditating. Sarah will give some meditation instruction as well as leave time to practise. Book at Flow Hot Yoga on 25 Mandeville Street, phone 348 8889 or visit for more information.

PAINT ‘N’ SIP STUDIO Christchurch’s most creative & fun night out!

END OF YEAR PARTY! Treat your team to something special for all their hard work this year! Check out our website for details on public/private events and our online calendar for availability! 136 Ilam Road, Christchurch paintnsipnz #paintnsipnz 46 December 1, 2016 Metropol

Way back in 1882, two boat builders from Lyttelton erected a large boat shed on the Avon River. It is unlikely they would have imagined the Antigua Boat Sheds still standing some 134 years later, or that boats would still be making their way up and down the same stretch of water.




his month, Mike and Sally Jones celebrate 30 years of being a part of this tradition. First purchased in 1978 by Sally’s parents, Maurice and Diane Phipps, Sally and Mike became involved in the family business in 1986. Under their hands a deck overlooking the river was added to the milk bar, with the milk bar in turn becoming a licensed café, The Boat Shed. From here they offer great food in an exceptional setting, open daily from 7am-5pm for breakfast and lunch, with all food made fresh onsite. Mike can be found by the river most days, in the café or next door where boats and bikes are available for hire, and Punting on the Avon is based. Whether behind the scenes or putting the finishing touches on their revamped deck complete with a new louvre roof, it is work he thrives on.

“It’s fantastic – it’s not really like work,” he says, the family business extending to their children who grew up helping out on the weekends, and their team of dedicated and long-standing staff. Find Antigua Boat Sheds at 2 Cambridge Terrace, with access also via the pedestrian footbridge from Oxford Terrace or visit and call 366 5885 for more information.

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IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS... with the best Restroom Trailer in Australasia Deluxe Restrooms are available for: Corporate Events & VIP Hospitality from Weddings, Private functions Concerts Various Elite Sporting Events

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Much like their cousin quince, crab apples too are tart to the bite, but when cooked, their juice becomes a vintage rose pink with a wonderful fragrance and a tart aftertaste.

By Melinda Collins

When it comes to getting crafty in the kitchen, sometimes you just need some inspiration. Now as some old time faves like quince, crab apples and figs are once again growing in popularity, there’s even more options for your clever, culinary creations.



uince, in its raw state, is so hard, sour and astringent that in Turkey - the world’s largest quince producer – the saying “to eat the quince” is slang for “to get into serious trouble”. But in our corner of the South Pacific, we have a little habit of taking things and improving them, with New Zealand firm Rutherford Meyer transforming quince into a popular fruit paste which is being exported around the world, while mega foodie Annabel Langbein sings the praises of the humble fruit sharing quince jelly and paste recipes of her own. Much like their cousin quince, crab apples too are tart to the bite, but when cooked, their juice becomes a vintage rose pink with a wonderful fragrance and a tart aftertaste. The small sized apples are perfect for preserving because of their high pectin levels and, although you’re unlikely to find them

in the produce aisle of your local supermarket, you can pick up plenty on a local foraging expedition. As a jam or jelly, they make a wonderful addition to your morning toast, even better on a rich, buttery croissant or as a glaze for a wild duck, according to foodie extraordinaire Jonny Schwass who has a crab apple jelly recipe online. Although the fig tree was one of the first to be cultivated, until recently it was difficult to buy figs locally. Even despite their increasing popularity, they’re most likely to be found in farmers’ markets or greengrocers. Yet you’ll increasingly find them at restaurants, tucked into a fancy salad with rocket leaves, lemon juice, olive oil and slices of prosciutto,; transformed into a fruit paste to be served with mozzarella, a rich blue such as gorgonzola or a goat’s cheese, or even simply poached in sugar syrup with a vanilla bean to be served warm with cream or ice-cream.

The Secret Garden

Welcome to Christchurch’s best kept secret... our sheltered, garden oasis at Dux Dine Share a Platter-for-Two, with a bottle or two of a crisp Pinot Gris or light Rose and make an afternoon of it. We will even provide the sunscreen and sun hats (plenty of parking, and free WiFi for your data addiction).

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There was a good reason to celebrate at Harrington’s Breweries in November - they opened their new bottling line, celebrated 25 years of brewing excellence in Canterbury and founder John Harrington turned 75.


he occasion was marked by a celebration at their Wigram site, and the introduction of a new bottling line imported from Italy, which will almost treble their bottling capacity from 2500 bottles per hour to 7500! “Twenty years ago our most popular beer was a four percent commercial style draft beer, now it’s a Rogue Hop Pilsner. People’s tastes have changed a lot over the years - beer trends are constantly evolving,” says Director Carl Harrington, the son of John Harrington. Since its inception in 1991, the family business has introduced numerous new products including craft beers, RTDs and ciders, as well as specialty beers, such as

A limited release spiced ale, will be released to the public in January with a portion of the proceeds going to the City Mission. SobeRing Thought, a 1 percent (Alcohol By Volume) stout commissioned for the first Lord of the Rings movie, which has recently been released again. Fellow Director and Carl’s wife, Trudy Harrington, said other new specialties include the Rogue Hop Deluxe brewed especially for their 25th anniversary, with

25 percent more hops and 25 percent more Alcohol By Volume, and a seasonal release Black IPA. A limited release spiced ale, Special Reserve Collaboration with Cryer Malt (who are also celebrating 25 years in the industry), was brewed the day before the Harrington’s birthday celebrations and will be released to the public in January with a portion of the proceeds going to the City Mission. This is genuinely a beer brewed for the people.

HARRINGTON’S CELLAR DOOR Open from 12 pm Beer direct from the brewery Keg orders phone 341 5200


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City to Alpine

CELEBRATION Cocktails and canapés in an atrium complete with a fountain and gardens - Best Western Plus Fino Hotel & Suites on Kilmore Street know how to throw a great Christmas celebration.


heir atrium is an ideal space for social events of all occasions, from end-of-year work parties to special birthdays or exhibitions and events. Up to 100 people can mix and mingle with a range of catering options available, all prepared at Fino’s Figue Restaurant & Bar. For stunning views across the city and mountains, take it to the top floor in one of Fino’s penthouse suites. A versatile space for events or conferences, the spacious two bedroom suites can be set up conference style for up to 20 people, or for boardroom meetings, with the option of two break out rooms and audio visual equipment available. End the work day on a light note, or host a penthouse party, on the suite’s private terrace for up to 50 people, with outdoor BBQ catering options and an excellent sound system.

Their atrium is an ideal space for social events of all occasions, from end-of-year work parties to special birthdays or exhibitions and events. For a more secluded experience Braemar Lodge & Spa in Hanmer Springs offers a variety of event facilities. Celebrate outside the city in one of their four conference and event spaces, with a range of packages available to suit small groups or up to 100 people, including mid-week promotions. Work and fun are easily combined at Braemar, starting with a double-

New Zealand’s premier luxury alpine spa resort. Located in Hanmer Springs, and only a 10 minute drive from the village, the Lodge boasts outstanding views across the valley towards the mountains and alpine forests. Call Reservations on: +64 (0) 3 315 7555 283 Medway Road, Hanmer Springs 50 December 1, 2016 Metropol

decker bus ride out from the city, and a wide range of outdoor team building activities such as jet boating and bungy jumping. Or for something a little quieter, their onsite spa offers luxurious relaxation and exceptional dining and views at Altitude Restaurant & Bar – a perfect incentive gift. For more information call Fino on 0800 FINOHT and visit, or for Braemar Lodge call 03 315 7555 and go to Check out what’s new on Facebook.

In the heart of the Christchurch CBD FINO hotel & suites is a charming hotel complex, providing Apartment and Penthouse Suites, Restaurant & Bar, Onsite Parking, Meeting and Events Spaces. Phone +64 3 550 0501 | NZ 0800 FINOHT (346648) |


avour the robust flavours of Ireland in the mouthwatering menu. Treat yourself to a Beef and Guinness hotpot; enjoy the hearty Irish Stew. Break up your week with karaoke on Wednesday. Hosted by DJ Chick, karaoke night has to be experienced to be believed with five hours of karaoke starting at 9:30 pm. Come early to get a spot, sing along to favourite songs. Take a look at the Facebook page and website at to see what toe-tapping entertainment is happening, sign up for a loyalty card or join the Social Club.

Kick up your Heels Enjoy the festive month with a pint, live music and mouth-watering food The Craic embodies a quirky quality which is quintessentially Irish. Newly painted the colour of shamrocks, The Craic Irish Bar welcomes leprechauns and Kiwis alike through its doors. Enjoy the festive month with a pint, live music and mouth-watering food. The Irish girls behind the bar pour a perfect Guinness.

As a member of The Craic Social Club you will enjoy trips out and about, the chance to win weekly money, B-B-Ques and cheaper drinks. The Christmas Party on 11 December will be an epic night including a roast dinner and prizes. A night at The Craic is a truly original experience, the perfect place for your Christmas workplace drinks. This cosy Irish bar is a great little pub for people in the Riccarton area, ideal for a Sunday session to watch live sport, relax or have a game of pool. The Craic is open seven days, with a licence until 3am and live music from Thursday to Saturday night. Visit 84 Riccarton Road and phone 343 4657.

Christmas at


New Thai Menu LUNCH & DINNER

Continuous traditional thai, served to you in new regent street everyday.

Our team will exceed your expectations To arrange an exceptional staff Christmas function Contact Gaetan

03 331 6674 or 027 537 1208

MON-FRI 11.30am-3PM, DINNER FROM 5PM-9.30PM & SaT-SUN FROM 11.30AM-9.30PM 24 New Regent Street | Christchurch | Ph: 03-377 4627

150 Colombo St (Beside the police station)

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Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards

Jen’s new Goan Masala Spice Blend – sprinkle on roasts, fish or vegetables, spice up soups or sauces. Her pickles and chutneys are fantastic on cheese and with antipasto.

Celebrate Christmas in style with our new Top Shelf collection of cocktail inspired macarons. Espresso Martini macarons & more... Order online or instore

J’aime les macarons

Want to experience the top beef and lamb cuisine in New Zealand? Visit

Jen’s Cozinha

ph 021 350 277 email For stockists visit

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


Ataahua Wine – the perfect gift this Christmas

Come and treat yourself to a scrumptious Scallop pie or maybe an Italian eggplant pie!! Fairlie Bakehouse pies in store too

Personalised handcrafted Christmas Cakes, Mini and Full Size. Please call to Place your Orders. Also Buttercrust Fruit Mince Pies, Christmas Cookies and Pannetone. 87c Fitzgerald Avenue Ph. 03 374 2260

Discover for yourself what makes Christmas in Germany special. Niederegger marzipan, original gingerbread, stollen and much more.

Café Berlin

9c Normans Road, Strowan. Ph. 03 355 0932 Like us on Facebook Open Tuesday to Saturday

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Available from Pukeko Junction Wine Store and Gallery at Leithfield, Ballantynes and Vino Fino in Christchurch Or order online

MRS DENTON’S Fine. Food. Fast Takeaway Cafe, Delicatessen

168a Kendal Ave, Burnside Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm Sat 8.30am-3pm Ph. (03) 357 4516 027 469 0206

A family business with menus tailored to each individual client, G&T Catering and Events can look after your next function.

G&T Catering and Events P. 022 425 8628


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Award Winning Ham Makers of NZ

Place your Christmas orders NOW for your slow-smoked ‘Gourmet Hams’

Cashmere Cuisine

Ph.(03) 03 3326071 - 18 Colombo Street

Little Sister Catering Whether it’s a corporate or family function or even a workplace shout, the team at Little Sister can come up with something fresh and delicious to suit your audience and your budget.

Little Sister Cafe Open 7 Days, 670 Main South Road, Templeton Ph. (03) 349 7337

Cafe Metro

Cranford Street Merivale Ph. 356 1835


A selection of hand crafted dressings which enhance the flavour of salads ,vegetables, meats ,pasta, seafood & bread . Gluten ,dairy & egg free. Available at Ohoka & Amberley Farmers Markets also Artistic Flowers Wigram To contact Sandy Ph. 021 043 1706

“Think Global – Drink Local” Three Boys Brewery Premium Craft Beer Supplying Christchurch’s best bars and restaurants with the finest beer since a long time! Look for us locally in bottles and on tap, or direct from the brewery door at 592 Ferry Road. Ph. 03 940-5621

A non-vintage brut, Assemblé has spent a minimum of 18 months on lees, encouraging full yeast autolysis, making it an easy-drinking, aperitif style. It is fresh and inviting with sophisticated and typical characters, intense flavours, and a long finish. Winemaker: Daniel Le Brun Ph 0800 893 457

Spoil yourself with our own special blend “New City” Coffee, house roasted to ensure a fresh, delicious cup. Delicious English and European Cuisine with healthy options for Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Afternoon Tea. Open Mon-Fri 7.00am-5.00pm Sat- Sun & public holidays 8am-5pm

Sandy Mac’s Dressings Gift Box Options.

Where eating healthy is a pleasure Our Sushi is fresh every day and is only the finest in Japanese fare!

Sushi Lane

290a Main North Rd, Redwood Ph. 354 4699

Strawberries and chocolate is a match made in heaven and sinfully delicious in our Christmas Mousse Cake, available in gluten free. Avoid disappointment and order one now for your Christmas day feast, spaces are booking out fast!

Sweet Revenge

Ph:03 3528815

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Let’s create with Santa Rosa’s new sliced and shredded roast chicken. Discover just how easy good food can be with this deliciously versatile product. It’s today’s way to enjoy chicken. Available in the fresh foods chiller in the supermarket.

Summer Love™ from Melton Estate How occasions become celebrations... Summer Love™ Sparkling Riesling Available at Melton Estate and selected outlets. Buy online at Ph. 347 4968 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton.

FRENCH WINE Bergerac Region Gold Medal Award Winners available in selected New World Stores, Ballantynes, Vino Fino and Decant

Maria’s bakery

offers a delightful blend of Kiwi and Brazilian food. They also offer catering for all events. Find them at 619 Ferry Rd, located inside the Mobil. Mon-Fri 6am-5pm and Sat-Sun 7am-2pm Ph. 021 0811 6772

Wigram Gift Packs The ultimate craft beer Corporate and Christmas Gift. Call us or email to place your order now.

Wigram Brewing Company

Brewery & Sales, 57 Sonter Road Wigram Christchurch Ph. 03 343-4493 email:

Fresh to Wigram – fresh baked – fresh served for either take away or dine in. Atomic Coffee Home made Pies Excellent Service

Coffee Cube

We tick all the right boxes 5 Avenger Crescent, Wigram Ph 021 028 48466 text orders welcome!

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

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Appetite Catering

Fresh, Delicious, Innovative Menu Gluten Free Dairy Free Paleo Vegan Finger Food, Canape, Antipasto & Salads Private & Corporate Catering (027) 727 4401

Ooh la la! Have you tasted the new food sensation in Christchurch? Try a delicious, healthy savoury crepe or decadent sweet crepe. Your taste buds will travel to Paris with every bite! Gluten and dairy free available. Bon appétit!

Maison de Crepes

The Colombo, Sydenham Ph. 027 465 0101

Cultural cuisine


The iconic restaurant has a loyal following of diners who love the fresh, exquisite cuisine, along with the exciting and entertaining Teppan Yaki experience.

RICCARTON 85 Riccarton Road 03-3416608 RICCARTON@TEPPANYAKI.CO.NZ FERRYMEAD 2 Waterman Place Ferrymead P. 348 5644 FERRYMEAD@TEPPANYAKI.CO.NZ


at its fiffiinest To celebrate the festive season, @Tony’s diners can indulge in even more of their favourite dishes this month.


he well-loved restaurant, with branches located in both Riccarton and Ferrymead, is offering an ‘All You Can Eat’ dining experience, with a special set menu. Customers can dine on an unlimited amount of the delicious range of listed dishes – for just $39.50pp. Available every night in December, the deal is a great option for Christmas work functions and events, catering for groups of up to 100 people. Established in 1999 by Tony Chin and Bernard Wong, the iconic restaurant has a loyal following of diners who love the fresh, exquisite cuisine, along with the exciting and entertaining Teppan Yaki experience. It’s all about connecting with the chef and engaging with the cooking process, says

Bernard. “Diners love watching their dishes being cooked in front of them. And our food is so good because we keep things fresh and simple, letting the ingredients speak for themselves – minimum fuss, with maximum flavour. Nothing is pre-made and we cook everything from fresh, so it’s easy to cook to people’s tastes or dietary requirements.” The menu offers both traditional and contemporary-style Japanese cuisine, and a separate gluten-free menu is also available. @Tony’s Teppan Yaki Japanese Restaurant is located at 85 Riccarton Road/ phone 341 6608 and 2 Waterman Place/ phone 348 5644. Visit for more information or bookings and follow on Facebook.

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Cafe Restaurant Bar

Connoisseurs of Vivace coffee and delicious food Love Coco!

Nick Lange - Proprietor New kid on the block, just opposite the casino. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Come in and dine with us. Full menu available on


Tue-Sun 10am-10pm Mon 10am-4pm 71 Victoria Street, Christchurch Phone: 03 377 8944

400 Barbadoes St, Montreux Building

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Christchurch’s greatest little Irish Pub


Open 7 Days until 3am

Karaoke, Dancing Quiz night PADDY’S DAY SUNDAY

Metropol’s sharing the musical vibes – they’re yours for the taking. Christchurch’s boldest and brightest, right here, every month.

We have the best live local music acts for three nights, every weekend. Irish rebel and rock bands and the odd blues gig Great pub food such as...

1 December

Craicing Steak Special

3 December


Andrew B rown

Craic Irish Bar - Andy Page

2 December

Craic Irish Bar – Unhinged The Happening - Reuben Ishrahm, 8-10pm Trevinos – X Files Live, 9pm Craic Irish Bar – Andy Page The Happening - Connor Hartley-Hall, 8-10pm

4 December

O.G.B – Boxcar

7 December

Craic Irish Bar – Karaoke with DJ Chick

Talk to me about having your next work function at one of our three venues option. We have the perfect venue to match your work team’s taste or book us to cater at your own work place

8 December

Craic Irish Bar – Eddie Simon

9 December 84B Riccarton Rd 03 343 4657

O.G.B – Emily Browning Craic Irish Bar – Fat Stallion The Happening - Reuben Ishrahm, 8-10pm Trevinos – Reckless Duo, 9pm

10 December

O.G.B – Adam & Eve Craic Irish Bar – Andy Page Dux Central - Big Rig, 9.30pm

11 December

O.G.B – Vintage Blue

16 December

O.G.B – The Lost Circus Craic Irish Bar – Eddie Simon The Happening - Reuben Ishrahm, 8-10pm Dux Central - Emerson, 5pm

17 December

Dux Central – Stef T, 2pm Craic Irish Bar – Unhinged The Happening - Connor Hartley-Hall, 8-10pm

18 December

O.G.B – Chloe Langley

21 December

Craic Irish Bar – Christmas Karaoke with DJ Chick

22 December

Craic Irish Bar – Eddie Simon

23 December

O.G.B – The Lost Circus Craic Irish Bar – Stout Fellows The Happening - Reuben Ishrahm, 8 -10pm Trevinos – Fat Stallions, 9pm


Dux Central – Zak Cooper, 5pm

31 December

O.G.B – Caleb Craic Irish Bar – New Year’s Eve Party, Karaoke with DJ Chick The Happening - Connor Hartley-Hall, 10pm - 12am Trevinos – New Year’s Eve Party with DJ Keith

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357 Colombo St, Sydenham P. 03 366 3338

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Whether you want a fun and relaxed venue for a Christmas function, are looking for unique gifts and something to add some sparkle to your festive dining table, or want to give your Christmas tree a knock-out look, Casual & Country and ten27 in Ferrymead is there to help.


ocated a stone’s throw from the estuary, ten27 is the eatery, coffee shop and bar which nestles right next door to the store itself. It’s a welcoming spot for cyclists, dog-walkers and shoppers to meet for breakfast or lunch, and its relaxed vibe spills into the evening as a restaurant for friendly-yet-sophisticated dinner or drinks after work. Casual & Country is a family-owned business which has been offering stylish, contemporary furniture, fabrics, homewares and gifts for over 25 years. By sourcing international as well as New Zealand brands, its range is extensive and ever-changing, but always stunning and superb quality.


There is a distinct Scandinavian/ contemporary feel in the store, with clean lines, simple and elegant designs and a focus on letting the classic items of furniture speak for themselves. Striking lounge and dining furniture is complemented by the extensive selection of gorgeous home-furnishings, table settings and Christmas decorations, guaranteed to make your home stylish for the season’s entertaining. It is also the perfect place to find special gifts for all the family, from beautiful candles, throws, frames and more for the grown-ups to quality toys for the children. Be inspired at 1027 Ferry Road, Ferrymead.

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open morning, noon & night serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & dessert Ph: 03 595 2428 1027 ferry road

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Centrally located on the corner of Madras & Armagh streets, this brand new café is a perfect place to sit back and enjoy delicious food and great coffee while watching the world go by. Check out the menu online. Buy ONE coffee – Get one FREE on presentation of this advert (Valid Tuesday – Friday) Available for small private functions. Weekend bookings advised. Discover this cosy spot today !

282 Madras Street, Christchurch Ph: 03 3773777



Amazing authentic Thai food will also turn you into into a Green Chilli Thai restaurant advocate. BIG OFFER WEDNESDAY SPECIAL! 3-course banquet deal! Only $22PP

Home Delivery, Takeaway available, BYO, Vegetarian Friendly


KUM PUN THAI RESTAURANT GLAMOUR Delivering an artful and seductive mix of glamour and an amazing authentic Thai menu Exotic food in Exotic surroundings

Green Chilli THAI RESTAURANT 1/596 Ferry Road Woolston, Christchurch

73 Victoria Street Christchurch Ph.365-5494

Phone: 03 384 1145 or 03 381 2855

Phone: (03) 365 5494

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Bring in a non-perishable food item to Spectators Bar & Bistro to donate to the Christchurch City Mission and we will give you your daily caffeine fix for FREE!* * Full T&C’s available on our website.

Opening Hours: Monday – 7.30am til 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday – 7.30am til late Saturday & Sunday – 11am til late 65 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington Raceway

Phone: (03) 339 7915 FIGUE RESTAURANT & BAR


Figue is the place forCity celebrating life together

AT ofFIGUE INSIDE Figue is anINTRIGUE inspired blend the casual and the sophisticated; THE GORGEOUS EUROPEAN The old and timeless classic melds with fresh, new and modern. STYLE HOTEL The visionBOUTIQUE for the restaurant is to FINO offer guests a relaxing yet Beef and lamb winning award, Lamb Rump visually stimulating experience that sets the stage for the colorful served with gratin potato with red wine, and intoxicating food wine. jus rosemary andand balsamic


Figue Restaurant and Bar Breakfast available until 12 Noon Daily Mediterranean style dinner menu from award winning chef. 7 days 6.30am - Late

Ground floor – Fino Hotel GROUND FINO HOTEL 87FLOOR Kilmore– St Christchurch enquiries: 87 Kilmore St Christchurch Phone: 03 550 0501 or 0800 476691 Licensed enquiries: Ph: 03 550 0501 or 0800 476 691


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New Brighton

THE REAL TASTE OF INDIA We invite you to embark on a culinary journey of the Indian Subcontinent and explore the many regional styles of cooking that India has to offer. Our cuisine is based on the most popular dishes of five Southern states in India and a few dishes of Northern. Discover for yourself the hidden flavours and aromas of individually prepared dishes from these regions, match them with our specially created wine list for the perfect compliment to your meal.

217 Marine Parade, New Brighton, Christchurch



Lifes A Beach... Enjoy a casual dining experience, while watching the surfers, SuPs, seagulls and swimmers.

Open daily for Breakfast & Lunch

Open late for Friday night Tapas

147 Esplanade Clock Tower End Sumner Ph. 03 326 7923 Fully Licensed

Phone: (03) 388 0898


it’s not just what you eat, but what brings people together. Dine indoors for dinner or bask in the sun in the lush Fig Garden for lunch and coffee. Our diverse yet cohesive aesthetic emulates the menu itself, serving everything from light bites to inventive international dishes.

Coffee. from 6am Lunch. 11am -3pm All day snacks. Dinner. from 5pm R E S TA U R A N T & BAR

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Introducing Cafe Vivo (formerly Savoire Cafe)

Drop in for a refreshing coffee and cake. Small or large groups welcome for breakfast, brunch or lunch – pre-order to save time.

Fancy a delicious light meal in our sunny, sheltered courtyard? Hours: Mon to Fri 7:30am to 4pm Sat 8am to 4pm Sun 8.30am to 4pm

456 Papanui Road, Christchurch

333 Harewood Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch

P. 03 352 4903 | E.

Phone (03) 360 0996



Stunning view, exquisite food. TREVINOS RESTAURANT & BAR Duck Liver Parfait - the perfect sharing dish Served with pear and fig chutney, toasted French baguette and cornichons.

Merry Christmas FROM TREVINOS

Book your Christmas functions with us! Join us on Facebook Cnr Riccarton Rd & Monavale Ave Open 7 Days, 9am-1am


Phone: 03 343 5378

Airport & Wigram

It's all about the food! Every day we grill and roast our meats, chop our salsas and fry up our tortilla chips to bring you the fresh avours of Mexico, Cali-style! Fully licensed, open 10am-9pm Monday to Sunday. Check out the menu and order online




Central City

TRANSPORT YOUR SENSES TO THE MEDITERRANEAN Exotic South American food ,music and entertainment at the Boteco Cafe & Restaurant. Dine from our Authentic South American/ Mediterranean Menu and Jive the night away to our live in-house music.

Only a short drive from Christchurch, the Methven Resort Hotel is the perfect choice for your wedding. With accommodation in the Mt Hutt Village, plus our onsite chef offers a special wedding menu with a wide range of avours to suit all of your guests. We are Methven’s largest event venue with stunning views of the Southern Alps. • 3 heated outside spas • 25 metre outdoor swimming pool - seasonal • Accommodation - 47 ensuite rooms • Bar • Conference room can hold 300 people 100 seat fully licensed restaurant Dance area Pool table 1 hour from Christchurch 51 Main Street, Methven

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Shirley / Rangiora

RANGIORA & SHIRLEY HAVE BEEN IN LOVE WITH OUR INDIAN FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS! Authentic cuisine with a real taste of India. Lunch from $8.99 Monday to Saturday. Dishes like our red garlic chicken are a must try! We give a birthday meal free for parties over 4 people NEW menu from 8th of November. Introducing new starters, mains & soups Book Now for your Xmas Party!

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opposite liquorland (03) 310 6900

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New Brighton

WELCOME TO PIERSIDE CAFE AND BAR We offer a wide range of food and beverage catering for brunch, lunch and dinner, 7-days per week. We also offer entertainment 7 nights per week so you can relax after a day at the beach and enjoy yourself. Check out our gig guides for the most up to date band info or scan our SKY schedule for your favorite sports and games.

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I scream, you scream... By Kate Pierson

You’d be forgiven for thinking we have a slight infatuation with ice-cream at Metropol. We do.


ollowing on from our very own ice-cream recipe in 3 November, we’re still finding ways to get our fix and celebrate this timeless innovation. The season certainly calls for it! We’ve put together some of the coolest ice-cream themed utensils that will, quite frankly, melt your heart. We’ve got the scoop! See what we did there?

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Dig deep: we’re sure, like us, you find it difficult to exercise restraint when it comes to serving size, so at least ensure you go the extra mile with the indulgence factor and dig deep into the tub with this quirky spoon.

Get in shape: no, don’t despair, this is the fun kind of getting in shape! The one that allows you to make and mould your own ice-cream themed popsicle concoctions.

Coolest kid on the block: because we’re rebels with a guilty pleasure cause and we play by our own rules, we’ve gone beyond the realms of ice-cream and ventured into iceblock territory. After all, they’re just as much a temptation on those sweltering afternoons. Perfect the art of a great ice-block with this magic mould. PRODUCTS FROM SUNNYLIFE

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adventure for tastebuds

Beautiful food is as much about feeling as it is about flavour. That’s certainly the sentiment encapsulated by Fusion at the Asiatique.


orn from the inspiring ambition and prowess of Jackie Hendricks, culinary connoisseur, the highly regarded restaurant pays homage to authentic Asian eats and is revolutionising the concept of service. “My food is an expression of who I am and what I stand for which is honest food that my teachers and mentors will be proud of,” Jackie explains. “I have always been told ‘do not serve your customers what you would not feed your family’. I do not compromise on flavours and quality nor would I bulk a dish up with vegetables to camouflage it.” Enjoying intimacy and a personalised experience, guests at Fusion at the Asiatique are treated as friends, free to relax and socialise against a backdrop of thoughtful décor, or they can have the

delicious fare in the comfort of their own home. “We like to be able to offer gourmet take outs as part of our offering.” Such is the contagious nature of Jackie’s enthusiasm and adventurous nature with food; she has found her skills being called for in other areas. Her creative streak created “Shiok” – a tribute to the Malaysian/Singaporean expression that

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speaks to the euphoric relief one gets after enjoying a delicious bite they have been craving. Shiok is Jackie’s culinary identity at major food fairs including the Christchurch and Auckland Night Noodle Markets – the latter is on from 30 November – 4 December with 200,000+ expected. Jackie is also working on a brand new product that is almost at launch stage – an Asian flavour infused sausage that will no doubt delight palates. Keep an eye on the Fusion at the Asiatique’s Facebook page for details on all of the above as well as the famous cooking classes that have rocketed Jackie’s talents to new heights. Visit 50 Wordsworth Street and phone 365 0163.

A beautiful backdrop for


When you enter the car park at Protocol Public House and Kitchen on Colombo Street you immediately feel the summer vibe.

The terrace of the restaurant is the perfect place to while away the summer hours.


he beautiful standard iceberg roses are in bloom flanked by red geraniums, while the tall cypresses are suggestive of the warmth of a Tuscan sun. The terrace of the restaurant is the perfect place to while away the summer hours. It’s sunny and sheltered from the wind and a wonderful vantage point from which to watch the world go by. “We’re open over most of the holiday period,” says owner and chef Rod Parkinson. “We’ll take a break only on 25 and 26 December and 1 January so we’d love people to take advantage of their leisure time at our great location after their Christmas and New Year celebrations.” It’s not only the location that makes Protocol Public House a delightful place to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. Chef Rod’s food is also a huge drawcard, especially the signature tapas menu. “We’ve recently introduced a new menu for the summer, with those lighter flavours people associate with alfresco dining.”

Rod’s superb contemporary food based on classic cooking techniques covers the range from brunch and lunch to dinner. There’s also a mouth watering pizza menu for another level of choice and the 2 for 1 pizza special on Tuesdays is extremely popular and great value. Protocol Public House and Kitchen is located at 2 Colombo Street, Cashmere. Phone 03 964 2880. Open Monday – Friday from 11.30am to late and Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to late.

Wishing everyone a Merry xmas & happy & safe 2017



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Thai Cuisine now available every evening 5pm-9pm Dine-In or Takeaway

Whether you are visiting our café for breakfast, lunch or a snack from our food cabinet, you will be impressed. We also have a fantastic kids menu including Eggs Benedict Private functions for 20-30 people and outside catering available

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A familiar face has rejoined the social crowd Zanzibar Merivale relaunched Show Week.

aving made its mark on the hospitality scene when it opened 15 years ago, Zanzibar was always synonymous with a showcase of the best culinary delights – great beers and wine and delicious cuisine. The gastronomic delights can be enjoyed once again against a backdrop of a funfilled party atmosphere, including the best in beats and inspiring décor. The menu focuses on fresh, fulsome fare at a reasonable price – think a taste of Italy and Morocco – mouth-watering pizzas, tasty pastas and succulent fresh salads that will make you think you’re on the Italian Amalfi Coast or dancing at a street party in Marrakech. Beautiful ingredients are hand-picked by legendary Executive Chef Lawrence Harvey (of JDV fame) and crafted with the family budget in mind. Taking all of the above into consideration, one could say with confidence the relaunched Zanzibar has perfected a recipe for success. Visit 152 Aikmans Road and phone 964 3868.


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The menu focuses on fresh, fulsome fare at a reasonable price – think a taste of Italy and Morocco.


As if the prospect of baking guilty pleasures wasn’t enough, the culinary innovators among us have gone ahead and introduced some bling into the mix. by Kate Pierson


ong gone are the days when kitchens were full of conservative bakeware; contemporary counterparts are shining bright with baking kits, that represents a feature as much as a function. We’ve fallen hard for the gold baking essentials that have taken front and centre stage boasting good looks and charm. Think about adding some personality to your kitchen by introducing some bling – we’ve spied a delicious set from Williams-Sonoma. WILLIAMS-SONOMA BAKEWARE

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The taste of success There is very little Murray Macarthy, owner of Asian Garden Cooking School, hasn’t done. Innovator, entrepreneur, protagonist in a bona fide success story, Murray rose from obscurity and adversity, tackling one Sisyphean climb after the other, to stand atop the professional equivalent of Everest.


is achievements, too many to regale, were earned out of sheer persistence. Today Murray’s culinary empire is world class – he counts five different brands across five New Zealand cities – that’s 14 restaurants – as part of his portfolio. Dynamic Asian food and flavours are characterised by authenticity in all of these restaurants, and thanks to Murray’s latest venture, amateur and aspiring kitchen connoisseurs can learn the tools of the trade. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, just a short drive from Christchurch central and only minutes from the airport, the Asian Garden Cooking School is a breeding ground for creativity. The manifestation of vertical integration at its finest, guests to the school revel in the opportunity to pick their own herbs and garnish (coriander, garlic, Vietnamese mint, lime leaf - the list goes on) and introduce this fresh product into a memorable meal with the guidance of internationally qualified chefs and with the company of

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Thanks to Murray’s latest venture, amateur and aspiring kitchen connoisseurs can learn the tools of the trade.

likeminded people or friends. Groups of 12 at a time book and pay online for courses including Thai, Vietnamese and dumpling making, with flexibility at the heart of the offering. Classes range from shorter lunchtime sessions through to 4-5 hour experiences. Better yet, the state-of-the-art facility is also able to host other cuisine cooking schools so additional classes – including Mexican – will soon be available. From corporate teams right through to

hens’ do’s, friendly get-togethers and everything in between, including local schools and motels, the school caters for everyone. In addition to going home with a satisfied belly, an enriched mind, an enlightened soul and a sense of ambition, visitors can also leave with some of the tangible benefits of the school’s ongoing research and development. Special sauces used in the restaurants are up for grabs with pre-prepared meals in the pipelines. Indulge your curiosity further by visiting for more information.


Melissa Davies, Jonathon Scully, Kate Gourdie

Peter Grooby, Christine Wilkinson

Emily Mahon, Hayley Watson

CUP DAY CELEBRATIONS On Tuesday 8 November, No.4 Bar was the ultimate Cup Day host with a champagne lunch, breakfast and bus packages.

Ali Chapman, Lucy Robins, Nicky McLaughlan

Mark Herring, Ben Coffin

Sam Roberts, Joey Berry

Rebecca Herring, Anna Wilcox, Angela McCarthy-Coffin

Sarah van der Sluys, Keith Anderson

Michelle Anderson, John Lodge

Tracey Chambers, Di Cleverley, Suzanne Bell

Laurie Corbett, Robyn Weir, Max Lester, John Etheridge

AN ELEGANT LONG LUNCH On Tuesday 1 November, the divine Fiddlesticks Bar & Restaurant held a Melbourne Cup Long Lunch with delicious nibbles and tipples. Julie McCloy, Anna-Lee Fraser

Cathrine Baker, Lee Retimana, Jayne Morgan

Eliza Turnbull, Jules Taylor (Jules Taylor Wines)

Peter Gerard, Sue Genkinson, Phillippa Jacobs

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PERFECT By Kate Pierson

While any spring cleaning ambitions may have long dropped off your agenda, a new season (officially launching today!) brings with it a new opportunity to introduce practical perfection with a contemporary twist into your abode.


A wheely wonderful addition: organisation has never looked more attractive than with a multi-tiered, maneuverable shelving system. Use it to display favourite ornaments, or to give clutter a home.

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e’re besotted with the beauty of products designed by visionaries who have found a way to marry the functional with the fiercely fabulous. From small to larger scale utilitarian features, we’ve curated a moodboard of sophisticated fundamentals that will help you to get your home in order.

Brush up: bathrooms can be a bugbear at the best of times, but this stylish brush-set will make cleaning easy breezy and beautiful.



A spoon full of style: with a busy schedule of hosting over summer, a drawer full of extra utensils will never see you caught short. And, quite frankly, who can say that a glittering gold culinary get-up in their drawers doesn’t get them excited for entertaining?

DO put all your eggs in one basket: ignore the age old adage, because with accents like this, you most certainly want to put your eggs in such a glamorous basket.


Bask in the glow of good choices: you can’t go wrong with beautiful storage options. A more paredback, organic style has recently woven its ways into our lives.


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Where ec0-friendly

function meets award winning architectural form Since its inception Bob Burnett Architecture has established a reputation for award-winning, high performance hill homes and environmental design. Bob’s own epic home on the Port Hills was a testing bed for innovative sustainability and design ideas that were subsequently incorporated in future designs.


ost designs are a fusion of ideas from the two directors Bob Burnett and Shizuka Yasui which express influence from both Japanese and New Zealand Architecture. When we consider Japanese architecture, we think tranquillity, harmony, natural materials, efficiency and smart detailing. They are the masters of tight spaces, creating the illusion of spaciousness while working with a compact footprint. The practice’s core philosophies

include design for comfort, functionality and delight to provide the best possible living experience; optimizing building performance within the available budget; providing value for money when considering upfront costs, ongoing costs and return investment. It has an affinity for solar and passive house principles and aims to encourage quality over quantity with the belief that if you can master a cleverly designed compact home, then a big budget home is a cinch.

Following the earthquake Bob instigated Quakestar, a rating system for a building’s performance in earthquakes and has also been supportive of Homestar, a 1 to 10 rating tool for energy, health, comfort and environmental attributes. Bob is a recognised industry spokesperson, who has championed better building standards, some of which are demonstrated in the country’s first 10 Homestar home.


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The practice’s core philosophies include design for comfort, functionality and delight to provide the best possible living experience. This modest size house on a small site was designed as a demonstration project for the SUPERHOME movement. The movement’s focus is on providing the open source sharing of innovative design ideas, technologies and building techniques; connecting experts and leaders in the industry with each other and the wider community. Founded by Bob and Martin Reilly, SUPERHOME movement is a not-for-profit industry group creating a paradigm shift

for home owners, builders and designers, triggering behavioural change in decision making. At the launch of the SUPERHOME movement and the first 10 Homestar home approximately a year ago, Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch, said it was exactly what the Christchurch rebuild needs. The SUPERHOME movement’s activities have led to bigger projects with Bob being engaged as an advisor, then designer, on City Council social housing

with several private developers, initiating large multi-unit Eco Village developments with minimum Homestar ratings of 6 and 7 stars. These will be the largest clusters of Homestar 6 and above homes in the country. Sponsored by the Christchurch City Council and Build Back Smarter, the Exemplar Homes Tour opened up seven houses by various SUPERHOME movement participant companies for the public to view during the weekends of May. Word of mouth and social media created a ground swell of awareness with approximately 3000 people visiting these Exemplar Homes. The public were able to enjoy and experience these homes first-hand and also be introduced to the techniques required to achieve a warmer, dryer and healthier home. The interest has been phenomenal with 50 companies now participating in Christchurch, while September 2016 saw the successful launch of the movement in Auckland and Wellington. The Exemplar Homes Tour is already geared up for May 2017 in Christchurch with other cities to be confirmed.

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By Kate Pierson

THE EARTH EDIT Whether you attribute earth’s existence to the Big Bang Theory, the workings of The One that presides over that great archaeological dig in the sky, or have some other explanation for how our planet came to be, one thing’s for sure: earth is infinitely generous when it comes to home décor inspiration. PORKTOWN BLACK METAL DINING TABLE

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all us fickle in light of all the glorious world has to offer, but we’ve got our head in the creativity clouds right now and are pondering all the possibilities for home features that are, by their very nature, down to earth.






Some of the best natural beauties in our midst get right back to basics – think foliage introduced into the high points of your living spaces, wood stumps or logs fashioned into side tables, and large statement prints for the walls inspired by the organic beauty of our environment. Truthfully, we could wax lyrical for pages on end about the pretty prospects, but instead we’ve donned our hunter gatherer caps (how appropriate) and style stalked the ‘must haves’ for your home this summer. We give you ‘The Earth Edit’.


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By Kate Pierson

As the temperature gauge heads north, dive into pool party décor. Whether you’ve got a swimming spot of Olympic proportions, or are happy chilling out in a well-kitted out paddling pool, we’ve put together a moodboard to transform your outdoor area into a plush plantation.

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The best way to get your pool party started this summer is with some seasonal fundamentals that will help you make a stylish splash. Here’s a list of our very own décor desires:

Pump, pump, pump it up: Inflatables can be a water divas best friend and won’t break the bank. A stylish addition to the backyard, make a statement with some retro furniture that can come and go as you please.




A cushy summer: for the days where your mission is to remain horizontal by the pool, you’ll be thankful for the presence of pillows that offer some practical perfection to your summer soirees. Rock them indoors or out. Feeling wrapped: why not combine luxury with necessity? A dip in the pool should always be accompanied by getting wrapped up in your favourite towel. Light up your life: lanterns will bring that special glow to your pool party, offering an economic alternative to fixed electrics. Pick pretty pots: vegetation is a veritable option for adding a touch of glam to your oasis. Potted plants add personality. What floats your boat: a pool party can never reach its full potential without the mandatory toys involved.



Coveted cover: when you’re craving some reprieve from the rays, find shade and solace under a stylish umbrella.

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The heart of the Home Kitchens represent the heart of the home, which is why this key area has to shine in terms of aesthetics as well as functionality; individually crafted kitchens from Aurora Australis deliver on both fronts.

“All of our hardware and components are reputable brands from Europe and every kitchen is made here in New Zealand.”

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he company, formerly known as Reno4U, has a team of highly experienced in-house designers to provide personalised design and kitchen space consultations, along with a wide range of reputable brands, and excellent customer service. Using top quality New Zealand and European Products, Aurora Australis designs and produces tailor-made custom kitchens all with a 10-year warranty. Store Manager Debra Turner says, “All of our hardware and components are reputable brands from Europe and all our materials are locally sourced – every kitchen is made here in New Zealand. We also design custom vanities, that’s another area we focus on.” Covering Canterbury to Central Otago, the company has more than 20 years of experience within the kitchen design market and works hard to keep up with industry developments and technologies. Offering free measurement, design and consultation, the friendly team is based at a stylish showroom in Riccarton, which features a range of luxury kitchen samples to view. Located on the corner of Matipo Street and Blenheim Road, behind the Caltex Service Station, call into 155 Blenheim Road. Phone 03 423 9067 or visit


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hat makes one home more interesting than another? The specific property, raising this train of thought, is an award-winning home we designed here in Christchurch, which has gained both local and international attention. It got me thinking: why this home, and not others?

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Everyone who touched the design, or was involved in its construction was working towards the same vision, which dovetailed into the success of the build. to end: bringing their own tastes, flavours and preferences to the table. Flavours and ideas which were intrinsically aligned with ours, ensuring every decision was informed by the same aspirational aim. The initial ‘rule’ set in place, was that everything was to be timber. It became a narrative that we could all connect with, embrace and understand. During the design, engineering, and construction processes, this narrative formed the basis for a collaborative, team project. Right down to the furnishings and finer details, everything was derived from this ‘rule’. It was the perfect recipe. Everyone who

touched the design, or was involved in its construction was working towards the same vision, which dovetailed into the success of the build. So why can’t we achieve this every time? In the post-quake environment, the design sector has been placed under immense pressure to get onto the next project. As architects, we draw inspiration from the uniqueness of the site and our clients’ values, needs and requirements. Influenced by current fashions and techniques, these ideas are then aligned with innovative design concepts. However, with the next project always there on your heels, these design concepts are explored through a series of projects rather than being simply focused on one. Pre-quake we would often take contemporary design concepts and experiment with them in different ways. From design to design we would test and play with theories, creating multiple designs centered around one concept over three to four years, each with unique and varied results. Now, however, we no longer have the luxury of time to spend exploring these theories. Although our designs continue to be bespoke and original, the theories behind them have gone from being tested over years, to months. This is not to say that we aren’t diligent

with creating solutions unique to our clients and their site, it’s simply that there is no letting the pen get cold between designs. Perhaps what made this particular project stand out was that the nucleus of the design was central only to this one house. The intense and unwavering dedication to timber was a unique requirement, which achieved not only the clients’ needs, but established a warmth and relatability that translated beyond the three dimensional structure. Without intending to, the property has perhaps identified a style of architecture and a use of materials that we can call our own. So much of the architecture we see now is nouveau modernism in style, devoid of detail and colour, almost clinical in its final form. And while this home also falls into this architectural style, the use of natural materials adds a distinct Kiwi flavour to it. There are other aspects of the home which captivate: single level, a seamless transition between inside and out, and large, open living spaces. It offers a snapshot into how we, as Kiwis, want to live and perhaps forges a step forward in our quest to uncover our own, uniquelykiwi, style of architecture.

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VINTAGE Grab & Go Emergency Pack available at Burwood Pharmacy.

meets INDUSTRIAL From European mid-century antiques to one-of-a-kind local artwork, discovering the perfect gift amongst the eclectic mix at Kuriosa is a unique experience.


ucked away on Springs Road, the store is nestled on a rural backdrop, and is a delightful blend of vintage and industrial. Owners Ezra and Sacha have introduced a coffee cart, Deja Brew, complementing the generous outdoor space and seating area – ideal for meeting friends and drinking coffee in the sun, in between browsing the store. Feelings of nostalgia are common as customers discover items that trigger old memories. “It’s a hidden gem really,” says Sacha. “It’s a lovely, relaxing change of pace, only 10 minutes from the CBD – it’s just an escape. And the perfect place to find a unique feature piece for your home, or a special Christmas gift for that hard-to-buy-for person. We love chatting to our customers and the store is also very animal-friendly, so please bring your pets with you.” Open Friday-Sunday, Kuriosa is extending its hours for Christmas. Follow on Facebook and Instagram for more information.

Verner Panton designer chairs. If you’re looking for gifts with a difference this Christmas, stop by for a visit to Kuriosa.

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A touch of By Kate Pierson

Christmas Tree base skirt available at Rickety Rosies.

Velvet may have been a hallmark of the eighties, but the luxurious fabric is experiencing a renaissance and is well and truly at home in this contemporary day and age.

100% genuine leather Moroccan poufs available from Industria.

1700 English Garden Bench $914 available at Kenneally Timber Products Huge range of healthy flowering roses available - bushes, standards, climbers, patio available at Querky Style


lush and textured to the touch, it makes for a stand-out statement piece, taking the form of pillows, couches as well as linen. For boudoirs in need of a pick-me-up, a velvet quilt cover offers both comfort and class. We’ve developed serious material lust for velvet and its old school glamour and this summer we’re worshipping its durability and elegance while experimenting with different ways to introduce it into our own homes. What’s your velvet ambition?

Porcelain ‘Angel to go’ companion now available at Ruby Six.

Christmas baubles, great for the Christmas tree. $6.95. We can post tax free overseas for Xmas. Available @ Simply NZ Store. Porcelain ‘Angel to Go’ companion, available at Ruby Six.







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Discover The Homestyle Collective opened its first store in Christchurch three months ago, offering a contemporary mix of locally and globally sourced homeware, gifts, art, jewellery and accessories.

e u q i n u décor A gorgeous selection of Christmas gifts and decorations available at The Ivy. Rock Salt Lamps from The Homestyle Collective



wner Melissa Holland started the business as a webbased store selling local crafts, as well as her own creations, when the opportunity arose to acquire the former ‘The Cat’s Pyjamas’ in Barrington Mall. “This is something I’ve always wanted to do,” says Melissa, who runs the company with her husband, Matthew. “It means I can support local artists by helping to bring their products to market, and provide items that are a bit different to what you can find elsewhere.” With new stock arriving every week, shoppers are sure to find a unique Christmas or birthday present for their loved ones amongst the collection – from scented soy candles and beautiful scarves, stylish mirrors and cute hanging pots, to children’s retro games and a unique range of giftware for men. Shop online at, follow on Facebook, or visit the store at Barrington Mall.

Industrial Buffet available from Y Nots. ‘Shelley’ tea set. A beautiful selection of antiques at affordable prices from Twine Antiques.

“Thunderstorm” by Sumner artist Jane Barry, available at The Flock.


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‘Caravan Bliss’ by Graham Young available from The Homestyle Collective.

Majestic, magnificent sailing ships at Bali Hai Imports.

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Stunning red vintage Italian vase & so much more from Dusty Old Things.

Design 5 Upholstery for all upholstering needs. ‘Fetch the Spirit’ Department 56 direct from the USA from The Christmas Hut.

Musical Christmas crackers everyone participates. Luxury Christmas crackers with quality gifts inside available at Etagere.

If like us, a shelf or floorboard in your home is creaking under the weight of some literary gems collecting dust, embrace the latest décor craze – book ends

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’ve recently snagged a gold rhino to give my own book collection a place and stylish purpose, and we’ve discovered a pug version for you. Cute dog, practical feature, what’s not to love? If you’re not keen to use it as a way to give your greatest reads good posture, then by all means pop it onto the mantelpiece above your fire or on a floating shelf in your living room; it’ll still be a standout piece on its own.

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wooden flooring - a responsible choice When it comes to choosing flooring for our homes and workplaces, we want something durable, beautiful and natural yet fashionable, and for many of us, that means wood.


etro Floor in Sydenham are New Zealand’s only stockists of Listone Giordano’s striking range of premium hardwood flooring. Their products redefine design boundaries, taking traditional parquet flooring to a whole new level and combining classic craftsmanship with progressive technology. Metro Floor’s interior design consultants will work with clients to help them choose between the many styles, colours, textures and surface treatments that will result in a stunning finish for years to come. All products used during the manufacture of Listone Giordano floors are ecological, non-toxic and odourless, making them child-friendly. The choice of finishes includes solvent-free varnish in satin or natural matte, water-based finishes that protect the natural wood while retaining the natural appearance and colour of an untreated surface, and natural oils-based finishes. The antibacterial Crystalcare system is totally safe and designed to eliminate some of the most dangerous bacteria for human health. It is ideal to use for modern radiant underfloor heating systems, providing thermal efficiency as heat is

diffused throughout the home. That means a product that is respectful of your home and family, and is also respectful of the environment. Many of us don’t know where the timber we use comes from, but Metro Floor does. Listone Giordano believes in responsible and sustainable forestry and checks the origins of all the raw materials they use. Their French oak is taken from a forest in Burgundy where trees are cut down only when they are dying, often as old as 180 years. Canadian maple, teak, cherry and American walnut are also available, all with the same philosophy of eco-sustainability. There are three indoor ranges to choose from. The Classica collection takes classic wooden flooring then gives customers a choice of colour, finish and installation pattern, echoing the traditions of European wooden flooring throughout the centuries; the Atelier collection

harks back to traditional Italian craftsmanship, blending it with ultramodern technology and showcases the unique grain of oak wood so each pieces is different from the others; and the Natural Genius collection, brings contemporary design to flooring, revolutionising the material and its use in both modern and older properties. The same standards of style and durability are applied to their outdoor products, suitable for a domestic or a commercial space. They use special, natural treatments giving them weatherproof characteristics making them ideal for outdoor use and have an organic durability of 25 years. Advanced technology means the pieces clip tightly together with no need for nails. Metro Floor’s team of consultants, quantity surveyors and project managers will ensure that you select the design and products that are perfect for your needs. Visit and check out their brand new website, or call in to see them at 114 Montreal Street to find out more about the Listone Giordano range. Metropol December 1, 2016 87


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A MASTER-FULL EVENT On Thursday 27 October, Bryce Gallery held an exhibition showcasing the work of master artists including Brian Baxter, John Crump and Bill Moore. Brian Baxter (Artist), Kathy Baxter, Min Kim (Owner Bryce Gallery)

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LIVING UP TO THE By Nicholas Henare


What I love about driving new cars is discovery. The Skoda Superb had me discovering things right up until I had to take it back.

Gone are the ghosts of Skoda past. In its place is a modern vehicle with a touch of elegance and driving charm.




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y thoughts on Skoda take me back to the 1980s with the boxy eastern European “tank” that most people made fun of. Ohhh how you’ve matured. What used to be an ugly duckling has become an elegant swan.

SKODA... living up to the hype... Chef designer, Jozef Kaban says, “Being our flagship, the Superb is a trailblazer for the future of our company, so we dug into our 120-year history and were inspired by past Skodas that were design pioneers of their time.” The version I drove was 110kW diesel, 1.9cc, TDi (Turbocharged direct injection) with a price point at $43,000. Cutting to the chase, it was a lot of bang for buck. I loved how they metal-folded the bonnet to keep the profile lines smooth and seamless; I loved the umbrella storage built into the door frame; I loved

the rear detachable boot light that can be used as a torch in emergencies. There was a lot of love and storage for Africa; I was able to fit all my open home signs, the kids gear and the plethora of junk that builds up in a car over the week. It was comfortable to drive and the sill lighting was a nice little touch. I’ve seen this in Mercedes, but at this price point it is just one of the small details that add up to this being a good buy. The power wasn’t massive, but in the end, it didn’t matter a hell of a lot, I enjoyed the ride. The dash was refined


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and easy enough to navigate when it came to integrating with the iPhone. Surround sensors and rear view camera are pretty stock standard, but it was all very easy and refined. Combine that with a series of driver assists in the vehicle and it ticks your boxes on safety features. As one of this year’s top 10 cars, I was looking for faults. Quite the opposite; I discovered great design integrated with a stable automotive platform for smooth driving. Gone are the ghosts of Skoda past. In its place is a modern vehicle with a touch of elegance and driving charm. It’s worth looking at to make up your own mind, but I can see why it’s in the top 10.

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Southern Classic The Mike Pero

When it comes to great motorcycle events in Canterbury, it doesn’t get much better than the Southern Classic, Friday 4 to Sunday 6 December.


he CAMS vs NZCMRR Challenge Cup and a GP Bike Feature Race are just two of the pedal to the metal showdowns with Bike legends, Kevin “Magoo” Magee riding the extremely rare, Yamaha YZR 500 and Graeme “Coz” Crosby riding the Suzuki RGB 500 Grand Prix bike owned and built by another Kiwi bike legend, Stu Avant. There’s going to be a lot of action down at the Levels Race Track in Timaru that weekend. With a 2.4 kilometre track, Levels is going to have some great riding - classic motorcycles include models as early as 1920 vintage through to 1996, and a variety of these machines will compete in front of the South Canterbury crowd, tickling the taste buds of any motorcycle enthusiast.

It’s designed for fun with a chance to meet the riders at the clubrooms on the Friday night with a BBQ and even an international book launch on the Saturday night just to make the event that so much more attractive. Even if you can’t get yourself down to Timaru for the weekend, it’s great that motorcycling in Canterbury has such a great event to hang its hat on. For more information on the event, contact Sue Van Heuvel on 021 274 6657 or email



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The rare all-rounder

By Nicholas Henare

I’m not a construction guy or a builder, but I can see what Mazda was doing when it created the Mazda BT 50.


t’s a 3.2L, 147kW, 470Nm 4-wheel drive; it’s got torque and power and simplicity; it’s a solid build and has enough room and power to take on pretty much everything you throw at it. High off the ground with its beefy suspension, I can see that it would be good in challenging farm situations, and as an entry level vehicle with an affordable servicing package, it would be a good allrounder. Finding the USB point in the glove compartment required a bit of hide and seek, but once discovered, navigating the dash technology was simple. Even though it’s a work vehicle, and it’s not meant to be a play toy, the Mazda BT 50 is a good, fun vehicle. It handles corners well and has the

power to keep me entertained. I navigated through city traffic well, but I hankered to take it off road. I felt it was more like an SUV than a ute; a lot of utility vehicles are moving this way these days. Manufacturers are realising that

just because it’s a work vehicle, it doesn’t mean it can’t be comfortable. It’s missing some finer points, but then it’s not meant to be a luxury car. From $35,295 plus on road costs, it’s a great complement to any fleet vehicle.

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I guess celebrity vehicles are a top investment these days with a pre-owned Lamborghini Miura recently selling for an amazing £909,000 ($1,599,000).

he 1971 Lamborghini Miura, first owned by rock legend Sir Rod Stewart, was recently sold through an auction by international auctioneers Coys at its first Classic & Sports Car Show sale at London’s Alexandra Palace. The Miura took centre stage on Saturday 29 October and became the most valuable car to sell at the auction. This P400S model had been the subject of a £100,000 ($176,000) restoration and upgrade to SV specification. A 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS, once owned by none other than U2 drummer Adam Clayton, set a world-record for a Ghibli sold at auction at £303,000 ($533,000). This car was one of only eight right-hand drive examples.

Other important lots sold included an original right hand drive 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT E Series, with coachwork by Scaglietti and design by Pininfarina, which went for $658,240 and a 1977 Ferrari 512 BB that featured at the 1977 London Motor Show, sold for $396,000. Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said, “The auction was exceptional and clearly shows that the historic motor car market is strong and alive with a world-record price for a Maserati Ghibli, a fabulous result for a 246 Dino and a very encouraging price achieved for the Rod Stewart Miura.” Now all I need to do is become a celebrity and see what I can get for my old Morris Minor 800, 1953, side valve!

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SUV A quality vehicle that encompasses all the needs of a weekend warrior and his whanau.

I’ve had a run of utes (utility vehicles for work) that pretend to be SUVs (sport utility vehicles); in other words vehicles for work that disguise themselves as vehicles for play.


ell the Holden Trailblazer is a REAL SUV. A quality vehicle that encompasses all the needs of a weekend warrior and his whanau. The tagline is “make every day an adventure”. Well, if driving to Hanmer with all the kids and all the gear required for a Show Weekend without stressful driving is what you’re looking for, you’ve met your match with this seven seater. With three tonnes of pulling power you

can tow the caravan with ease and a boot load of safety features will keep you on the straight and narrow too - 7 airbags, FCA (forward collision alert), LDW (Lane Departure Warning) and a heap of other acronyms to keep you safe. Seventeen inch alloys, 6 speed automatic, LED daytime running lamps; so many features and not enough space to write! It boasts Holden MyLink infotainment for all you iPhone users (sorry

android-ites), which provides seamless interaction with your device so that you and yours can listen and call with the same ease as you use your phone. The numbers say it all: 2.8 Litre diesel and 147 kW with 500 Nm - power meets style with this vehicle. It’s an aroundtown and take the boat to Akaroa type of vehicle with enough power to meet all your family requirements and not feel like you’re struggling to get there. The comfortable cabin makes for a relaxing drive and it’s a pleasure to relax and have enough room for everyone to enjoy. My family certainly did.

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ith more than 200 vehicles in stock, the European range is diverse for the discerning buyer. As I wandered the yard, I could spot many bona fide and exclusive automotive dreams; Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, McLaren the list goes on. Mixed into the range were the staples of European automotive driving in New Zealand including Audi, BMW, VW and Range Rovers. Yes, the specialty cars are great highlights, but there’s a European car for everyone at the site based in the accessible locale of 511 Blenheim Road. With the knowledge, experience and passion wielded by the team members, it’s no surprise they live and breathe good European vehicles. The business’ direct importing shows in the quality of vehicles and the choice. Director Niki Mills says, “We will willingly source specific vehicles for our clients to ensure they can have the car they always wanted.” Exciting stock is arriving all the time and you can see that from what’s on the yard, but a great deal of business is also conducted via the internet. Just browse through to see the comprehensive range available. With the ability to provide vehicles across the country, you can rely on a consistent standard of service to acquire the right European vehicle. Christchurch European, the name says it all; elegant and stylish vehicles in Christchurch.

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Cherry, Judy & Summer Zhou

On Saturday 15 October, Secret Vietnamese – Japanese Restaurant celebrated its opening. Serving delicious, fresh and fulsome fare, the restaurant is already enjoying great success.

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Dame Adrienne Stewart, Greg Thompson, Jean Hyam

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Subtle luxury forms the cornerstone of the design aesthetic for this superb home. No expense has been spared in the pursuit of a unique property – one which takes full advantage of its incredible position whilst providing a warm, welcoming environment and simultaneously showcasing a refined style with real personality. Positioned for full sun in Old Frankton, the alpine styling of the exterior draws upon its surroundings for inspiration. Stepping inside, the semi-industrial bespoke staircase creates instant atmosphere, its steel structure a real masterpiece and Rimu treads a nod to history, being sourced from the original home on the site. The Rimu features are reflected in the bar leaner of the sleek and expansive kitchen, complete with granite benchtop, ample storage and inclusive appliances. Covering 290sqm, the interior encompasses four bedrooms across two levels, along with two living spaces. The upper level rooms have huge walls of glass emblazoned with incredible outlooks reaching along Lake Wakatipu all the way to Mt Nicholas. Striking honed blockwork elements run throughout the home tying the design together, and are continued in the block and timber fence around the broad garden and deck. Truly clever in its composition, the home introduces borrowed light in unexpected ways – skylights and corner windows bring in the best of Queenstown’s mountain outlooks along with plenty of sunshine. Completed in 2015, this builder’s own home represents a rare opportunity to purchase in one of the area’s most sought-after locations. QR-CODE 59 McBride Street, Frankton / 03 441 8858 98 December 1, 2016 Metropol

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Focus on the potential and the value on offer. If buying a holiday or permanent home along with family or friends has been on your agenda then this could be the property for you. Alternatively, explore the opportunity to generate income as a B+B – the five bedroom, three bathroom, triple living area layout lends itself to a wealth of configurations. Positioned in a peaceful cul-de-sac at one of the most-sought after addresses in Queenstown, the iconic lake and mountain views are emblazoned across the generous windows. Invite the extended family for a BBQ or a pizza cooked in your outdoor oven and soak up the all-day sunshine that goes hand-in-hand with this prestigious location. The ample parking and guest bedrooms mean extending invitations to stay over will never be a problem. For those looking to upgrade to the Kelvin Heights lifestyle, the home is hard to beat – 353sqm of space and an airy interior ambience are so easy to enjoy. If you’re from out of town and tempted by this home, then fly in to see it and we’ll take good care of you - we’ll meet you at the airport, drop you back afterwards and even better, if you’re the successful purchaser we’ll refund your airfare up to $1,000!

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Canada & Alaska. Fully Escorted Holiday 2017.

Join us in beautiful Canada on our very own chartered first class coach tour through the majestic Canadian Rockies stopping along the way in iconic Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper including one of the world’s greatest rail journeys – The Rocky Mountaineer. Followed by a stunning 8 day Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise.

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Includes: • Return economy flights from Christchurch to Vancouver on Air New Zealand • A 13 day Canadian Guided Holiday with Trafalgar including a Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey (Gold Leaf Service) • An 8 day Alaskan Cruise in an Ocean View stateroom (upgrade to Verandah Stateroom for additional cost) • Daily breakfast, 9 lunches, 16 dinners • All sightseeing and excursions as per itinerary • All tips & gratuities on coach, rail & cruise • Fully escorted throughout by House of Travel


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