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ith Canterbury Fashion Week next week, and our latest cover a fashionable nod to what we can expect from this year's show, I've been thinking quite a lot about the subject. Generating billions of dollars per annum in New Zealand, fashion is I have candid confession. It’s an unflattering truth that I’m not the a untameable beast at the heart of consumer culture. The chameleon like nature of the industry loyalists to 'what's hot and what's not' their of particularly proud of, keeps but one which is probably shared byonmany and leaves rest of us who consider ourselves a 'work in progress' youtoes, reading this the magazine…and universally. rather perplexed. All thisthing 'threads kicks' talkup has inspired some nostalgic and rather cringeheoffirst I do and when I wake each morning is grab my iPhone and scroll throughmemories Facebook.for Over decade mystyle relationship with social media has inducing methe as Ilast reflect on my – or rather unstylish significantly changed – no doubt influenced by maturity and time poverty. evolution. It would be difficult to determine which of the styles I donned as aThese kid days,ofI have fewer ‘friends’, I posteras infrequently, my focus is primarily news/ the eighties and nineties deserves and the 'most heinous' fashionon faux pas feature consumption. title. I’mMy a modern daywith hunter gathererfabrics; in this way, taking wideleg full advantage of the content obsession unflattering oversized, jeans, and tie-dye personalisation algorithms that Facebook is famed for – for better and worse. leggings with slouch socks spring to mind as does a denim 'cowgirl' styledIn this globalised age,in news neverwhich sleeps. But here’s the thing – I’d argue that in my the dress covered sequins, I picked up second-hand shopping with digital world, media distorts our the world Mum andsaturation wore to the pointcoverage of its extinction. Thatview wasof a sad day in with our an overwhelmingly negative tone. household. When I reflect on the nature of our news, it brings the words of Steven Pinker to I also can't forget the pink, patent leather heels that my friend and I wore on mind - the author of The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has Declined. In girls' nights out. My preoccupation with heeled shoes (no longer the case these his book Pinker states, “if it bleeds it leads”. Whether or not I agree with every premise, days) in fact started at around the age of six when I begged my parents for my principle and fact in his book, I believe this is an indisputable truth of this contemporary own pair of 'clip clops'. I still vividly remember when they took me to buy them. news age. I think that I probably insisted on sleeping in them the love of these $20 I believe culturally, socially and politically wesuch havewas become desensitised to pain. white, with bowsand on. highly competitive news agenda, with each Visually too.pointed There isheels an aggressive The thing about a lot of the styles we have banished to the back of trying to interesting outdo the other. our minds/wardrobes that they find themselves back in vogue It is for this exact reason is that the creation of Metropol brings me sowhen muchstyle joy. We royalists decide to give them a second wind. play our part in counteracting the wash of negativity. We are proud and privileged in Ultimately, fashion anextraordinary extremely subjective, personal thing, but I believe our role as a narrator ofisthe successes and ambition in our There of thedeal besttoparts abouteach donning something youI feel of, is is a great celebrate and every day and am areally greatproud believer in the never losing injection.good. Despite being somewhat of a Tomboy these days, I know I sightconfidence of what is tangibly To also that love end,the we feeling hope today’s issue over and all entails, enlightens, entertains and excites. that comes meitwhen wearing a beautiful garment. We deserve a healthy dose of those in our lives! I hope reading through some ofthings 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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AACHEN’S FAXES By Kate Pierson

I remember the summer I spent in Aachen in North RhineWestphalia on an exchange programme. I was 16 and in love with someone back in New Zealand. Or so I thought.

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spent the several months of my exchange pining for him only to eventually find out he had moved on. Before the age of social media and Skype, but well after the advent of fax machines, our communication relied on e-love letters. In an almost humorous (well, for me) case of art imitating life, the Christchurch Art Gallery is showcasing Marie Shannon’s The Aachen Faxes, Christchurch Remix. The work contemplates love, loss and the longing for emotional connection across distance. The series of letters that feature in the artwork were sent by New Zealand artist Julian Dashper to Shannon while he was an artist in residence in Aachen in 1995. Excerpts of the letters have been reproduced on the walls of the gallery’s car park elevator, while the soundtrack brings the letters to life with Shannon narrating and Dashper’s brother Mark playing improvised cello music. Exploring the nature of communication in a long-term relationship, The Aachen Faxes, tells a tale of love – something we can all relate to in one way or another.




he sapling will be nurtured by Apollo Projects until it’s planted into the soil of the 4,573 square metre QEII Recreation and Sports Centre when it opens in 2018. Christchurch City Council’s Head of Recreation and Sports, John Filsell, shares more about the fabulous facilities planned for our now under construction QEII. “There will be a 25 x 25 metre Lap Pool with 10 lanes that

“When a Mayor, a council and a community come together to support and embrace a project, great things can happen.”



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On 17 January at QEII Park, a sod of earth was turned, and a Lancewood sapling was exchanged between Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri and construction company Apollo Projects.

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will feature a movable floor, plus a Warm Pool for Learn to Swim programmes and such; add in a Spa Pool, and a Leisure Pool, complete with spinney wheels, water cannons and a waterslide called an Aqua Sphere, and I think all needs are covered.” Apart from the pools, the stadium will house a fitness centre; a spinning studio; a sauna and steam room; a physio room; consulting and meeting rooms, and a café. John envisages that when the new hi-tech Shirley Boys High and Avonside Girls High schools open in 2019, the opportunities and benefits to both QEII and East Christchurch students will be enormous. “QEII is as much a story about people and aspirations as it is about bricks and mortar,” John says. “When a Mayor, a council and a community come together to support and embrace a project, great things can happen.” For further information visit

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SOCIAL SCENE Andy O’Kane, Richard Keown (Unity Construction)

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GRAND OPENING On Friday 27 January, Unity Construction joined their client at the opening of their newly converted education centre.

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Grant & Delia Dykes - (Dr.Grant Dykes - Director Rangiora Kip McGrath) Matt Doocey (National MP Waimakariri), David Ayers (Mayor - Waimakariri District Council) Unity Construction remodelled the Kip McGrath Centre in Rangiora. Check Facebook for more from this event.

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Eric Devos, Janice Thornton, Paula Jameson, Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Jill Simmonds Paula Jameson (Harry Ell’s Great Granddaughter)

CELEBRATING THE RETURN OF A LANDMARK On Monday 23 January, The Port Hills’ historic Sign of the Kiwi reopened after sustaining earthquake damage in 2011.

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Mayor Lianne Dalziel cut the ribbon and was joined by thrilled guests including the new tenant taking over the Kiwi’s famous café.

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urt and Victoria University Press editor Fergus Barrowman came together at Scorpio Bookstore to discuss New Zealand poets - past and present - and how to make our poetry more visible on an international stage. Their conversation was chaired by UC Professor Paul Millar. Burt told us he has long admired James K. Baxter, Bill Manhire and Ian Wedde. Since arriving in New

Dressed in a sleeveless, sequinned T-shirt, “one of the most influential poetry critics of his generation,” certainly caught our attention when he entered the room!

Reading poetry By Céline Gibson

AROUND THE WORLD Dressed in a sleeveless, sequinned T-shirt, a citrus coloured scarf swathed elegantly about his neck, diamond drop earrings in both earlobes, and aqua nail polish painted on the fingernails of his left hand, Harvard Professor Stephen Burt, called by the New York Times as “one of the most influential poetry critics of his generation,” certainly caught our attention when he entered the room!

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Zealand a couple of months ago, he has discovered the poetry of Cantabrian poet Bernadette Hall. Burt read Hall’s ‘The Persistent Levitator’. Barrowman and Burt also discussed great poets of our past like Allen Curnow, Alistair Campbell and Robin Hyde. Barrowman said it worried him that Curnow was disappearing from New Zealand consciousness. The discussion moved onto contemporary New Zealand poets such as Jenny Bornholdt, Michele Leggott and literary rebel Hera Lindsay Bird. Finally, Burt read two of his own soon to be published poems ‘Kites’’ and ‘My 1980’ - quaint, quirky pieces written with an incisive, retrospective eye. All thanks to WORD Christchurch, University of Canterbury, and Scorpio Books for a fabulously entertaining night!

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or most people selling their home means selling their most important asset,” Cindy-Lee says. “Regardless of the type of property up for sale, home owners are all interested in the same thing – maximising their investment. One way of ensuring this happens is choosing a real estate agent to act on your behalf. What you want is an experienced professional who understands the importance of getting you the best result.”

Cindy-Lee explains that one of the better ways to identify a good real estate agent is by the process of referral. This is when a family member, a friend, or a neighbour recommends a particular agent, based on past experience.

“Increasingly too we as agents have come to understand the importance of effective marketing to bring the widest collection of buyers to a property. You need to know that the agent you choose has the skills and training to effectively market your home. It’s a good idea when choosing an agent to visit a number of open homes and watch how the agent listens and responds to visitors.” Cindy-Lee adds that once you and an agent agree to work together the first step is often for the agent to provide you with a competitive market appraisal. You should next discuss the best sale method and the range of available marketing strategies. In addition, a good agent will provide a written marketing calendar and establish a path of communication. You can contact Cindy-Lee on (03) 355 6677, or 0274 888 616. Email

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DROP DEAD GORGEOUS Even from his earliest days as a designer and manufacturer of exquisite handbags and accessories, Deadly Ponies Founder Liam Bowden has been one to watch. And watch we have. All eyes trail every move of this adored deity and loyalists to the brand – here and abroad – continue to effortlessly love and passionately advocate for a brand that is always one step ahead of the pack. Bowden talks to Metropol about surviving in an industry where you’re only as good as your last collection.

Did you always aspire to pursue a career in fashion? I sort of fell into the fashion industry. I always wanted to have a career where I made 3-dimensional objects. At university, studying a Graphic Design degree, I took a screenprinting class and printed designs on leather, then made them into leather purses and keyrings and sold them. After that, it just snowballed to where we are today. Deadly Ponies is a true institution in New Zealand – could you have ever anticipated how widely it would be celebrated here, and abroad? No – However, it is definitely amazing. When I step back and see how far we have come and what we have achieved, it is incredible. I started Deadly Ponies with many goals, and now when I stop and think what

we have already accomplished, it’s crazy. I never would have anticipated that we would be where we are today. Luxury brands are often vocal about the challenge of remaining exclusive in an era of mass production and counterfeit goods, how does Deadly Ponies seek to retain its hard-earned status? Mass production and counterfeit goods are issues that we are constantly aware of, as we do struggle with counterfeit problems abroad and sadly in the local community. To combat this, we are constantly innovating and creating new designs without changing the product too widely. This allows us to build our signature so that people can identify our designs, and stand behind products of quality and craftsmanship.

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As we grow and get more into the groove of what we do as a brand and business, we will refine and expand the range creating beautiful products that excite our customers and ourselves.

Can you talk about the challenges with contemporising the brand each and every season without diluting the aesthetic it is known and loved for? One of the core pillars within Deadly Ponies is to develop and refer to old construction techniques, methods and handmade processes. Whether it is the way a brass mold is cast or how our button holes are stitched, it is handmade, so it continues to reference the essence of the brand whilst pushing forward and maintaining a contemporary edge. What have been the most exciting moments in your career? One of our most exciting moments would have to be opening our first store in Ponsonby and working with interior designer, Katie Lockhart, to create the space. I have always admired Lockhart’s work and to have her design four retail environments is amazing. Another would be traveling to far and remote corners of the world for work, and seeing our products on those streets – it’s a crazy pinch yourself type of moment. I also have to say that it’s amazing to come into work each day and realise that everyone in the team is working together to achieve our brands goals. Are there any role models in the industry locally and abroad that you look up to or take advice from? On taking advice, we look to a range of people in different industries, not just fashion, as it is always best to hear from a diverse knowledge base and their ways ofthinking. I admire Jonathon Anderson of J.W Anderson. Anderson manages not one but two brands, travels around the world, reenergising one brand while still making both brands contemporary. It is really inspiring and is an amazing achievement.




What can we expect from Deadly Ponies over the coming year? As we grow and get more into the groove of what we do as a brand and business, we will refine and expand the range creating beautiful products that excite our customers and ourselves. For 2017 we’ve got plenty in the pipeline with a lot of projects and an exciting collaboration coming up. Do you have a favourite mantra for the brand and for yourself? At Deadly Ponies we stand by three key pillars; creativity, integrity and family. My own mantra would be, “Don’t sweat the small stuff ”.


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“So much work has to go into something like this – it has been a rich and rewarding experience.”

A PAPERWEIGHT OF MEMORIES Talking to Jacky Bowring, Professor of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University, and member of the Canterbury National Earthquake Memorial evaluation panel, you understand how memory and emotion have been integral to this project from the outset. “Memory is important in the steps to recovery.”


acky has been aboard the Memorial project since mid-2011, a long enough time to gather many memories of her own. “So much work has to go into something like this – the ongoing liaison with project colleagues (The Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Christchurch City Council and Otākaro Limited), the public, and the bereaved families. It has been a rich and rewarding experience.”

By Céline Gibson Designed by Grega Vezjak, the Memorial spans both sides of the Ōtākaro Avon River, near the Montreal Street Bridge. On the South Bank, a culturally significant Pounamu stone flanks the Carrara Marble Wall that lists the names of the 185 victims of the February 22nd, 2011 earthquake. The names are inscribed in both Country of Origin scripts and in English. Jacky reflects on what the unveiling ceremony means to her. “People can now walk a pathway close to the river as they read the names on the wall. Despite all the chaos at that time, the river kept on flowing; it was the one constant in our lives. Our memorial stands as a core, a place to reflect and remember…a vast paperweight holding the memories of a time in our history.”

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or Bill Herbison and Caroline Davey, directors and solicitors with the law firm Pier Law, Elder Law is an important and growing area of their work. “I love this aspect of the law,” Bill says. “It’s exciting and complex and can have a real benefit in helping to enhance older people’s quality of life and in promoting their dignity and independence.” Indeed as the grey tsunami of retired baby boomers rolls on, Elder Law is assuming ever more focus. “Clients approaching their “3rd age” need advice about a variety of matters,” Caroline says. “Services we offer at Pier Law include

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Two productions By Céline Gibson

ENCORE! ENCORE! They’re young, keen and ready for action! Meet Tom Eason and Holly Chappell-Eason, partners in life and partners in a pocket-rocket theatre company that has taken up residence in the Common Room building, located near the North Quad of the Arts Centre.


om and Holly are passionate about theatre. They met at Original Scripts Theatre School in Christchurch, which Holly’s mother co-owned. In 2012, they both graduated from New Zealand’s prestigious drama school, Toi Whakaari – Tom with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Acting, and Holly with a Master’s Degree in Directing. This thespian couple have produced a respectable tally of shows in our major cities, not to mention some months working with a Berlin theatre company, but it’s evident that love of home has brought them back to Christchurch. “This is the city we grew up in and where we first fell in love with theatre. To get the opportunity to take a space in the Arts Centre is incredible. It’s beginning to reclaim its place as an arts hub, so it’s the perfect place for us.”

“To get the opportunity to take a space in the Arts Centre is incredible. It’s beginning to reclaim its place as an arts hub, so it’s the perfect place for us.”

Two Productions secured their business future with help from Christchurch City Council’s Industries Support Fund, and their desire is to give back to the community by providing a theatre focused on developing and showcasing original works, utilising the skills of theatre makers nationwide. Two Productions will also run education programmes and workshops to mentor young actors and theatre makers. “We want to bring everything we’ve learned and use it to create our own theatre culture for young theatre makers and audiences,” Holly says. “We want

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to make people think, challenge their perceptions about issues – but always in a fun and engaging way,” Tom adds. No wonder this exuberant pair describe their theatre style as “accessible anarchy!” Arts Centre Chief Executive André Lovatt is equally delighted by the new tenants of the Common Room. “Two Productions has an incredible energy and commitment to performance – something that perfectly aligns with the Arts Centre’s vision for fostering arts, education and the creative industries here in the heart of the city.” Two Productions debut Christchurch show will be an interpretation of Moby Dick. Let the queueing begin! Email for further information.

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A PERSONALISED SERVICE Boutique business Grassam Real Estate Ltd prides itself on providing a personalised one-on-one service.


ur clients are very well looked after and kept informed from the start to finish,” says owner Juline Grassam. “Whether you are buying, selling, or if you’re a landlord looking for exceptional property management, we’re here to help you achieve the best result possible.” The New Year has started off brilliantly for the friendly and professional team, who have all been with the company since

the beginning. “Now is the ideal time to action your New Year plans and get on the market. It’s still a great time to sell while the weather is good and your gardens are still looking great.” Established in 2010, the company has a strong understanding of the local market. With many years of combined expertise, the qualified agents have the right skills and knowledge to market your most valuable asset. Grassam’s property management division is also continuing to grow, due to word of mouth referrals from satisfied clients. “We are really particular about choosing that right tenant for you – it’s not just about filling the property. We treat your investment personally and offer the full service, whether you are looking for short or long term property management.”

The qualified agents have the right skills and knowledge to market your most valuable asset. To meet growing demand, the company is looking to expand and recruit a new member to join Grassam Real Estate. Those interested in applying are welcome to contact the team for more details. Located in Redwood, phone 352 8539, and look out for the new website coming soon.



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Nanda shares with Metropol some of her top tips for interior design:


Lend an ear: it has always been a priority for me to first find out what inspires my client and to understand their personality because this is how I create a concept that is bespoke and speaks to them. I ask about their interests and where they come from.

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INTERIOR DESIGN In the quaint township of Rangiora resides an international storyteller – of the visual kind. Worldly, inspiring and a great listener, Nanda Poort-Rammers of Twin Rivers Interiors is a contemporary hunter gatherer of stunning furnishings and an expert in delivering a fully integrated interior design service from concept to creation.


er highly celebrated work is characterised by a classic, sophisticated and distinguished aesthetic that expertly experiments with an elegant colour palette and textiles.

Yet what makes Nanda’s practice even more endearing is how willingly she broadens her design horizons to accommodate the unique desires of her clients.


Identify the starting point: once I have built a mutual understanding with my client, I will identify a starting point that is pertinent to what they have shared. It may be a painting, or a piece of furniture, or perhaps where they were born – whatever it is, I take this element and treat it as a starting point for their design.


Embrace and experiment with depth: when I have agreed a starting point, my goal is to create layers to introduce depth. I always say I am not building a house, but rather helping to make a home. Colour, textiles and texture all create depth. Explore Nanda’s stunning showroom at 83b Ivory Street, Rangiora.

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Modern technology meets

TIMELESS CRAFTSMANSHIP WovenVeranda has found its cottage industry comfort zone in Ohoka – and the elegant wicker furniture is transforming outdoor spaces.


ast October, Lisa Lloyd and Guy Gunn’s lives changed forever. The import business was originally a hobby for their Darfield friends who had bumped into a school pal five years ago

that ran a Scandinavian-designed wicker-furniture business in the Indonesian village of Cirebon. The hobby outgrew them, so they asked Lisa and Guy to take the reins. “It’s also widely exported across Europe, but we are the only New Zealand suppliers,” Lisa says. Hand-woven by trained craftspeople, the outdoor and conservatory furniture is pure character and authenticity in naturals to greys and whites, without the mass-produced uniform starkness. Designed to cope with European extremities – from minus 21 degrees to the highest UV protection, it’s modern technology melding with the charm of age-old craftsmanship. The wicker is aluminum-framed and fastened with stainless steel so it’ll never rust. From dining table and chair sets to comfortable high-backed chairs and couches, the hardwearing, solid-core synthetic ‘cane’ is a dead ringer for the real thing. It comes in different-sized weaves and patterns with durable interchangeable cushioning. “Some customers just buy a piece at a time, and I encourage people to compare with others of similar quality,” Lisa says. “They invariably come back - as we’ve cut out the middleman.” WovenVeranda also sells authenticated sustainable-teak dining and coffee tables, fire-heated sea grass tablemats, colourful cushions and Klippen pure-wool throws. Visit by appointment or en route to Friday’s Ohoka Market at 33 Birchdale Place, Ohoka. Phone 021 968 361. The team will also be by Christchurch Home Show’s entrance, March 2426. Visit (deliveries nationwide).

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DENIM M I N E D N O By Kate Pierson

There was a time when even the concept of denim-on-denim made me shudder.


bout ten years ago when my boyfriend rocked up to a soiree with my friends dressed in a same-weight, same-wash denim jacket and tight skinny jeans, the superficial siren inside of me stirred from her dormant state and I must confess I spent the evening trying to coax him out of the jacket to reveal the more socially and sartorially acceptable t-shirt underneath. Oh the arrogance!









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Bridget wears Shjark top, Paula Ryan skirt.


At Magpie Style, Bridget is offering clients brands of true distinction. These are Paula Ryan, Shjark, Côte Noire, Angela Daniel Jewellery and The Luxury Cashmere Company. “Every garment I buy comes with the promise that it should be in your life for the next five years. Therefore, I am working with brands that focus on fabric strength, expert tailoring and style longevity. It is the cost-per-wear that we consider first, not just the retail price of the garment.”

Your personal fashion showroom Magpie Style is a new shopping concept with expert advice on hand. Our buying philosophy promotes long-distance dressing; clothes in high-quality fabrics that best suit your body and life. Contact Wardrobe Director, Bridget Hope, to book your viewing of the new Winter ‘17 collections. No hourly styling fees - just a great shopping experience in a beautiful private setting.

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Where: 55 Keetly Place, Ohoka 7692 (adjacent to the Ohoka markets) By appointment: Monday – Thursday + Saturday: 10am – 5pm Or visit the shop: Fridays, 9am - 4pm (no appt necessary) Ph: 027 403 3495 E:

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he daughter of magazine publisher, Don Hope, and fashion icon, Paula Ryan, Bridget Hope has returned to Canterbury following an international publishing career. She has created a new shopping experience for women through Magpie Style, the elegant fashion showroom she has established in Ohoka. For the past 20 years, Bridget’s name has been synonymous with the fashion industry – a career coup owing entirely to Bridget’s own perseverance and talent. Her senior management skills have earned her roles as publishing director of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Cleo in South East Asia. Closer to home, she was the editor of Simply You. Bridget’s refreshingly down-to-earth persona immediately puts to bed the Devil-Wears-Prada stereotype and the Magpie Style fashion showroom has inherited her sophistication and warm nature. The business’ customer-centric philosophy is simple but significant – personalising the shopping experience. “So many women find shopping a struggle,” Bridget says. “They either get conned into something that doesn’t suit them or lack the confidence to try on styles outside their comfort zone. Many of us also don’t have the time or will to visit every store. “When you make an appointment at Magpie Style, the doors are closed and you can focus on yourself without any outside distractions. This is also one of the key reasons I have based it in the tranquil setting of Ohoka. When women make a purposeful trip to see me, they find themselves more present in the experience – and in turn, more relaxed.”




ast forward to 2017 and I’ve made peace with this aesthetic. In fact, I’d go as far to say as I adore it. Sure it’s a hallmark of the eighties, but there’s something enticingly rebellious about this former fashion faux pas, and who doesn’t love a challenge? The most obvious ‘don’ts’ when it comes to donning denim on denim include avoiding accessorizing with more denim – no hats, shoes or handbags of the same ilk and ditch the need to coordinate your top with your bottom half because a matchymatchy approach spells certain style disaster. A fashionable reminder that rules are made to broken, denim on denim is appearing in collections and wardrobes all over the world. Just remember, darker denim will be your best friend when it comes to hiding any troublesome spots.




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Glenn Hughes of brand new business Kiwi Superfoods is pioneering a range of concentrated superfoods all produced in our natural New Zealand environment.


rown in pristine conditions the products are concentrated so they can easily slot into busy schedules, as an alternative to having to eat lots of a particular type of food that contains the same nutrients. Hailing from a superfood background, Glenn has been exposed to a raft of

different products but Blackcurrant Skin Extract and Broccoli Sprout Powder stood out over all the others. “I saw firsthand the positive impact these products were having and wanted to tell the rest of the world about them”. Certainly the Kiwi Blackcurrant has enjoyed its fair share of good publicity –

most recently the virtues of this product were extoled via a One News report claiming that ‘the humble New Zealand grown blackcurrant is making international headlines as a superfood to watch out for in 2017’. For more information about the full range of Kiwi Superfoods visit:

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We’re all party to the concept of ‘squad life’ – it’s one of the urban dictionary additions borne from the 21st century’s apparent addiction to having an enviable posse that you can post pics with all over social media.


ike the saying goes, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, so we’ve created our own squad of the must have beauty companions for the coming months. #squadgoals!


Karen Murrell Peony Petal Direct from the beauty mogul herself – “delicate pastel hues of coral and peach unravel on the lips like the breathtaking Peony flower in full bloom”. Yes, indeed!



Michael Kors Sexy Blossom The name says it all really – a floral, woody musk fragrance, this sweet little number may be inspired by Spring, but its fresh tones – lychee, peony, freesia and orchid – make it a great soul sister all year round.


Guerlain Météorites We’re big fans of a ‘youthful glow’ and Guerlain is helping us to turn back the clock with its pearls enriched with, wait for it, ‘rainbow’ and ‘stardust’ technologies that promise a highly desirable rosy glow infused with Guerlain Météorites signature violet scent. What’s not to love?

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The powerful anti-ageing ingredients of ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream have been shown to reduce the depth of wrinkles, improve skin firmness, tone and hydration in just 15 days. Purchase now from

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Ooo la la Oil Skin Body Scrub This luxurious blend of natural ingredients will nourish and hydrate your skin, preventing moisture loss and aiding in the reductions of scarring. Salt helps detoxify the skin lifting away dead skin cells and leaves your skin silky smooth.

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Exfoliate by Miss Bliss Available in Magical Mocha, Chai and Vanilla flavours, each blissful exfoliating 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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A STUNNING SMILE A set of beautiful white teeth can make you look younger, feel more confident, and smile more often – and the more you smile, the happier you feel.


ver time, the food and drink we consume discolours our teeth,” says Sparklewhite Teeth director, Charmaine McFarlane. “It’s amazing how many people say ‘but I don’t smoke or drink coffee’ so I ask – ‘do you drink green tea or red wine?’ The tannins cling to your teeth and soak into your teeth pores and enamel. Anything you consume that changes the colour of your saliva stains your teeth – juices, curries, spices – people forget it’s not just about smoking and diet coke.” With 15 branches nationwide, Sparklewhite Teeth is the largest cosmetic teeth whitening company in New Zealand. Established in 2009, Charmaine was also one of the founding members of the New Zealand Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Association, which was formed to protect the public and is backed by the Ministry of Health. With a wealth of experience behind the fully registered and qualified Sparklewhite team, clients can be assured they are in safe hands. “We are passionate about what we do, and we consistently keep up with all the latest technology, techniques and training,” she says. “There is no sensitivity involved with our treatments, and it’s so relaxing that some people even fall asleep – we’ve had a few snorers!” Whether you have a special occasion coming up such as a wedding, birthday or job interview, Sparklewhite Teeth can help you look your best. Visit for more information or phone 339 7374.


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HEALTHIEST FORM Chiropractic is a healing art, science and philosophy, focused on allowing the body to be as stress-free as possible.

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ecause the nervous system controls the function of virtually every cell, tissue, organ, and system of the body, part of a chiropractor’s role is locating and correcting the areas of the spine that may be interfering with the system, says Doctor

Mary Patterson, of the Christchurch Wellness Centre. “If you have muscle tension or soreness, it may be impinging on the nervous system, which affects the structure of the body – and misalignment of the body affects the function of the body.” Along with stiff, sore and achy joints, other symptoms include headaches, dizziness and lack of concentration. The interference occurs as a result of stress, whether it’s physical – you may have had an accident, chemical – you

are not eating well, or emotional – something upsetting has happened in your life. “We can release that interference through chiropractic adjustment or muscle trigger point work, using our state-of-the-art equipment, and our hands.” Offering gentle, effective and affordable chiropractic care, Mary has over 10 years of experience in the industry. She offers real value for money, with a focus on providing a personal, flexible service, and clients are treated oneon-one in a private room. A second chiropractor, Doctor Priyanka Taunk, also works at the centre. Recently welcoming qualified and experienced on-site nutritionist Claudia Oxford, Mary has other services such as massage and acupuncture, available on request. Located at 390 Memorial Ave, on-site parking is available. Open Monday-Saturday 7.30am-7.30pm, and Sat 7am-2pm, call-outs on request. Book online or phone 357 9222.

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uch is life that nature runs its course and we find ourselves trying to proactively and sometimes reactively reclaim the skin we were once in. This is where Transform Clinic rises magnificently to the occasion, delivering cutting edge and non-invasive innovations that help us to turn back the clock.

Highly effective in targeting the fine lines around lips and frown lines.

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One of the most widely celebrated and coveted hallmarks of our youth is that soft, supple, clear complexion that connotes health and vitality.

In addition to its effective and popular Botox and fillers, the clinic led by Dr Ian Little, is proud to introduce a stateof-the-art laser technology that produces outstanding results on its own, as well as in tandem with other treatments like botox. In plain speak, the Fotona 4D offers a non-invasive facelift with measurable results – better still, the patient isn’t compromised by any adverse effects or down-time. Highly effective in targeting the fine lines around lips and frown lines, this anti-ageing procedure works in four dimensions to reduce lines and wrinkles. These involve the exterior face and oral captivity enabling tightening, thickening and volumisation. The laser’s wavelengths work on deep, medial and superficial connective structures of the skin while simultaneously targeting different skin imperfections. Set upstairs in a quiet, confidential location, Transform Clinic is offering a service that is considered, conscientious and compelling.



NO DOWN TIME Transform Clinic has cutting edge and high-end technology. We can offer our clients effective, noninvasive services that offer you faster results. Make a time for a consult to see what we can do for you.

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BodyStyle’s PowerTone solution offers a smart exercise method, using powerised equipment to restore muscle, trim and tone the body, strengthen the core, improve flexibility and ease back pain.

The workout is safe for any age or fitness level, and clients enjoy mastering additional exercises to provide increased results


nlike conventional equipment, PowerTone does not rely exclusively on muscle power. Instead, the powerised machines, controlled by microchip technology, work the muscles for you. This method of exercise is recognised in over 40 countries as the way to keep in shape with minimum stress or injury to the body. Substantial research identified multiple muscle groups to be simultaneously exercised on PowerTone for best results. In addition to breathing and core strength techniques, this research also designed Pilates exercises, easily performed on PowerTone equipment. These add a higher level of body shaping, resistance, cardio and weights. The workout is safe for any age or fitness level, and clients really enjoy mastering Pilates techniques along with additional exercises to provide increased results and variety to their standard routine. A common reaction from clients is surprise at how wonderfully simple and effective the workout is. Exercise is something you should look forward to each day – no special gear and no shower, just 30 minutes of your valuable time to rejuvenate and achieve goals in body shaping and muscle toning. Bodystyle’s friendly, accredited team is on hand to instruct and operate equipment. Take the opportunity of the free trial for a first-hand experience of PowerTone, UltraTone body vibration and UltraWave Hydrotherapy massage. View for more information or phone 338 6688.

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eing the ever-ambitious bunch we are, we’re already looking ahead to the wardrobe imperatives for those cooler temperatures. Leather and lace is high on our agenda, and for good reason. While they may be polar opposites – lace represents delicacy and leather embodies a tough persona - they are the perfect companions. A lace top paired with skinny jeans and a bomber is the distilled essence of aesthetic perfection while a lacy slip underneath a waterfall jacket is material magic. Offering a brilliant contrast, leather and lace will help you to play up the different sides to your personality. The welcome tension between these opposites is celebrated season after season so you know the investment is worthwhile.

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For a more balanced and fulfilled life

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A stunning new purpose-built facility is now the home of KM Surgical, the well-established specialist Dermatology and Skin Surgery practice.


he new centre, known as Avenue Health, reflects the latest technologies associated with the diagnosis and management of all skin conditions and skin cancer. There are dedicated consultation rooms, three state-of-the-art operating theatres and laser procedure rooms, as well as preop and recovery areas. KM Surgical, run for many years by well-respected Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon Doctor Ken Macdonald, specialises in medical

“As dermatologists we are the only specialist doctors who are trained in all aspects of skin diseases, both diagnosis and management.” and surgical dermatology, skin cancer, cosmetic medicine, cosmetic surgery and laser. Also in the team is Doctor Paul Maurice, a highly experienced Dermatologist who specialises in complex medical dermatology. Ken has been joined in the practice by Doctor Victoria Scott-Lang, to whom he is passing on his wealth of knowledge and skills. Victoria, who is also the Head of Dermatology at Christchurch Hospital and who specialises in acne, complex medical dermatology, paediatric dermatology and skin cancer diagnosis and management, joined the team in 2015 and is delighted to be working with Ken and Paul in such a wonderful new facility. “It’s great that our patients have the choice of both female and male specialists,” Doctor Scott-Lang says. “As dermatologists we are the only specialist doctors who are trained in all aspects of skin diseases, both diagnosis and management. We are highly skilled in skin surgery and offer the full spectrum of treatment options here at Avenue Health.

“On a day to day basis I carry out skin checks, diagnose and treat skin lesions and skin cancers and care for patients with skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. We recognise all too well the significant impact that skin disease has upon an individual and we do everything that we can to help. We all love what we do and are passionate about providing an excellent service for our patients.” KM Surgical has a suite of lasers designed to treat many different skin conditions such as photo-ageing, facial lines, broken blood vessels, port wine stains, burn and acne scarring, excessive hair growth and many skin lesions. “We are the South Island skin laser centre of excellence for standards and safety.” “KM Surgical also has a strong focus on advanced local anaesthetic surgeries for face, neck and eyelids as well as skin cancer - always with a focus on aesthetic outcomes. The latest surgical service commencing shortly is Mohs micrographic surgery for margin control of skin cancer ensuring very high rates of cure and optimal sparing of normal skin tissue”. KM Surgical is located at Avenue Health, 202 Bealey Ave. Phone (03) 379 9467.

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WEARABLE ART By Kate Pierson

The symbiotic relationship between art and fashion is undeniable.




oth borne from fierce, untamed imagination and innovation, there is a cyclic relationship and blurred lines between these creative forms that sees one often influencing the other, especially in the case of art inspiring fashion. Long dubbed members of ‘the mutual appreciation society’ the hand-in-hand relationship between art and fashion has a rich history with beautiful examples as far back as 1937. At this time, a brilliant meeting of minds saw Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali partner with distinguished fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli to create The Lobster Dress.


Both borne from fierce, untamed imagination and innovation, there is a cyclic relationship and blurred lines between these creative forms. The true visionaries of our time who are following in these footsteps include the late Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton. Moreover, the fact that one of the most extravagant fashion showcases takes places each year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York speaks volumes. In honour of the current awards season, which simultaneously celebrates high fashion and performing arts, we’ve put together some of our favourite wearable art pieces that you can make your own.


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READY FOR ACTION We’ve got the lowdown on all the weekend activities you can enjoy with the kids as they transition back into school life!

Snapped tram tracks, an elevated river bed, and all the mayhem in the aftermath of the 2010/11 Christchurch earthquakes are thankfully becoming a distant memory as the recreational assets in our midst start to grow in popularity once again.


o celebrate that fact, we’ve got the lowdown on all the weekend activities you can enjoy with the kids as they transition back into school life! The restaurant tram, the only one of its kind in New Zealand, reopened in November 2014 and due to demand this summer has seen the addition of an extra sitting. Twice an evening (at 5pm and 8pm), up to 36 diners enjoy a delicious spread in air conditioned comfort while on a sight-seeing tour of the inner city’s remaining heritage, and contemporary new builds.

Punting on the Avon provides another view of the revamped city and from pre-schoolers to the elderly, the experience is universally enjoyed. Taking adventure to new heights, the Gondola is a firm favourite, and the Red Rock Café at the top provides the perfect backdrop for a wellearned treat. For free, educational and engagement entertainment for the littlies, the Christchurch Museum and Art Gallery are always infinitely generous, serving up a healthy dose of creativity.

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A WHEELIE By Kate Pierson

New Zealand is celebrating this timeless innovation through the Aotearoa Bike Challenge.

From the colourful canals of Hackney Wick in London to the undulating sandy tracks at Bottle Lake in Christchurch, bike fever continues to take over.


ver since finding favour with commuters back in the late 1800s, bikes have continued to become more fashionable; a transcendent mode of transport that is kinder to the environment. A ubiquitous sight in our own backyard, New Zealand is celebrating this timeless innovation through the Aotearoa Bike Challenge (1-28 February). The New Zealand Transport Authority led competition sees organisations and departments of businesses across the country vying for the top spot. There are six team size categories to ensure a fair competition between contestants with points earned for the greatest levels of participation. To date (at the time of writing), 1002 organisations are involved with 8054 participants on their bikes. A total distance of 438,268 kilometres has been covered via 32,904 trips. It’s not too late to join – to sign up visit

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If a less competitive approach to bike leisure or exercise works for you then Christchurch offers a generous bikescape – Transport for Christchurch is a website designed to assist road users in the Garden City to find the quickest and safest routes around the city. Visit Whatever bike adventures take your fancy, Action Bicycle Club has you covered – literally. Stirring up the action for all things cycle, the retail and rental business offers beautiful bikes and a range of functional and fashionable bike apparels and accessories. To boot, the social enterprise has a workshop to help cyclists get back on the road, and it donates 3 percent of every purchase to the community by creating projects and events that engage with people in an axis of art, design and liveable communities. Visit



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A WORLD OF EMOTION AWAITS From 1 March – 12 April 2017, 12 cities across New Zealand will become richer in culture as the eleventh edition of the Alliance Française French Film Festival graces 12 cities across the country with its artistic presence.


The Festival will feature some of France’s top stars and shine a light on up-and-coming talent.

he 2017 programme will see 36 films presented over six weeks inviting audiences to experience one language and a world of emotions. With award winning festival titles, numerous female directed features and slapstick comedies, the festival is profiling some of France’s top stars including Marion Cotillard as well as shining the spotlight on up and coming talent. The festival marks the world debut of writerdirector Carine Tardieu’s wonderfully funny Just to be Sure (Ôtez-moi d’un doute). Starring François Damiens (The Bélier Family, AF FFF 2015) and Cécile de France (La Belle Saison, AF FFF 2016), the film leads the La Vie et L’Amour section of the programme. Fans of classic French cinema will enjoy a fresh look at classic film genres with the Classics Remixed section, which pairs musical comedy The Umbrellas of Cherbourg with Julie and the Shoe Factory, and the film noir Le Doulos with Dark Diamond. For a full schedule line up, visit

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A TRULY RARE OCCASION Romantic Lansdown Festival, situated between Halswell and Tai Tapu, welcomes the great baritone, Eike Wilm Schulte, one of the finest German opera singers of this generation, for three special concerts on 19, 22 and 26 February at 8pm.


he performances are delivered in the large, elegant Golden Room of Lansdown House, 132 Old Tai Tapu Road. A star of The New York MET, Covent Garden, Milan’s La Scala, Vienna’s famous State Opera, among other stunning world-class venues, Herr Schulte’s visit to New Zealand offers a rare occasion to hear a master singer in performance. His supreme singing technique is viewed with great admiration (and not a little envy) by his national and international colleagues. If you love opera and great singing or just a sense of occasion, book now. Bring a pre-performance picnic to enjoy in Lansdown’s renowned gardens. Scenes from three of the greatest German operas comprise Herr Schulte’s programme: Mozart’s evergreen Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), Beethoven’s immortal ‘Fidelio’

and Wagner’s one great comedy, his virtuosic ‘Mastersingers of Nuremberg’ (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg). Mr Schulte has given more than 300 performances of this trio of operas throughout the World’s great opera houses, a staggering statistic by any standards. He will be joined by Dorothee Jansen in the dramatic compilation of arias and duets from the Magic Flute and Fidelio and will sing three wonderful solo scenes from The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. With New Zealand’s finest accompanist Terence Dennis on piano and Haydn Rawstron’s storyline narrations, these three performances promise to be hugely enjoyable (and comprehensible). For festival details, see Tickets $65 (including glass of bubbly) are care of the Court Theatre box office. Phone 03 963 0870 or visit, click TICKETS and scroll).




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By Melinda Collins


Whether it’s a re-birth of flavour appreciation, a by-product of lower official alcohol limits, or the tail-end of a global health kick, Generation Z are drinking less alcohol than the generations that came before.


hatever the cause, we can give thanks, with the lower alcohol preference giving rise to the ‘mocktail’. Yes, slowly but surely, the artisanal, ingredient-focused ethos that has taken over culinary culture has found its way behind the bar. No longer does the sober driver selection consist of Coke or Sprite, with

up-market bars and restaurants tasking their mixologists with creating new ranges of low and no alcohol beverages, from a pomegranate mojito mocktail, to an orange-lime relaxer, or even a classic virgin bloody Mary.

Vibrant reds, emerald greens; fresh mint and crushed ice topping the glass; a wedge of lime; a rim of salt, mocktails are a chance for bars to experiment with juices, citrus zest, fresh herbs and spices, tonic water and bitters, creating new flavours and textures and even pairing them with meals… just like their boozier counterparts. For the health conscious, there are an increasing range of fancy non-alcoholic substitutes, including turmeric shots for a quick hit of health, charcoal-activated water for a delicious detox, and coldpressed juices so you get none of the nasties and all of the nutrients. So why not give it a go? After all, when it comes to mocktails, you can’t mock it until you’ve tried it.

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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Culinary innovation


At breakfast, lunch or dinner Dux Dine exudes happy vibes and a truly welcoming ambience. From the moment you are greeted just inside the door, to the time you leave the restaurant, to the words “We hope to see you again soon,” you feel like you have been a special guest.


ur aim is to give our guests the best service possible with a relaxed, casual and friendly, yet totally professional approach,” says Gareth Thomas, Restaurant Manager. “All our wait and front of house staff are focused on achieving this. “We’ve been very fortunate in being able to recruit staff committed to the hospitality industry and who are passionate about making our product appealing to as broad a range of clientele as possible. They are also proud to be part of the Dux Dine family and to embrace our way of doing things.” Gareth adds that the front of house team is now really diverse with both female and male staff from different ethnicities and backgrounds. “Our team is some 25 strong – some are casual staff, but 70 percent of them are fulltimers dedicated to a career in hospitality. This is their livelihood and they want to do the best

they can to give our guests exceptional service. They bring considerable mana, style and flair to the restaurant because they know the standards the industry expects.” Dux Dine’s guests are certainly aware of how good the service is. This is reflected in consistently excellent reviews. “Service is such a focus for us that we are very honoured to have found favour in this area with so many diners.” But Dux Dine is a package of excellence. You can’t have service without the food to bring to the table. Several of Dux Dine’s kitchen staff have been with the restaurant since it was established producing dishes to both excite and nourish the guests. The meals are original and delicious and use sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients wherever possible grown locally. “The Mediterranean style of cuisine we specialise in is the epitome of healthy living and our chefs delight in working with fresh, new and interesting produce. We have some tried and true favourite dishes on the menu that our guests absolutely forbid us to take off. The pea and halloumi fritters are sacrosanct, as is the baked lime and coriander crusted fish and of course our pizza selection. But we have also introduced some new dishes. The wild-caught prawn pasta is quite simply divine as is the lemon and lime cured ceviche. So just like our city itself we are a blend of the old and the new, the familiar and the innovative.” To experience Dux Dine’s service and food for yourself visit the lovely turn of the century villa at 28 Riccarton Road. Phone (03) 348 1436. Open Monday to Sunday 9am – 10pm.

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COCONUT ROUG A recipe from Karena & Kasey’s Hungry, photography by Deborah Aspray

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


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GH ROCKY ROAD Where would we be without our mum? She is the kind of mum who was on the school board of trustees, who would drive us to sports practice and games and then get home and make us a home-cooked meal. We always make sure that we look after our mum, especially on Mother’s Day. Our mum doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth — the only sweet things she really enjoys are coconut rough and peanut slabs. We made this rocky road for her on Mother’s Day which is kind of a mix between the two. She liked it. Dad did too!



Ingredients 250g Whittaker’s 50% cocoa Dark Block chocolate 250g Whittaker’s Creamy Milk chocolate 1 cup desiccated coconut ¾ cup raspberry liquorice, chopped into chunks ¼ cup roasted peanuts ½ cup marshmallows, cut in half ½ cup Fresh As freeze-dried raspberries (optional)

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

Method 1.

Grease a 18 cm x 18 cm baking tin and line with baking paper. Allow some of the baking paper to hang over the edges so it is easy to remove the rocky road once it has set.


Break the chocolate into pieces into a metal bowl and gently melt over a pot of hot water. Combine all of the other ingredients and half of the freeze-dried raspberries in a bowl. Pour over the melted chocolate and mix well to coat.



Pour the mix into the prepared tin and spread evenly. Smooth the top with a spatula. Tap the tin on the bench to remove any air bubbles. Sprinkle over the rest of the freeze-dried raspberries, if using.

5. 6.

Refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm. Remove from the tin and wait to soften slightly before slicing into pieces.

NEW Karoke! Sukhu Tiger Entertainment Lounge at Thai Chefs Restaurant Christchurch

Friday/Saturday Resident DJ We are proud of making our move to the Mainland – the South Island of New Zealand.

Takeaway and delivery available Function room & Karaoke room available

9pm -1am Join us for Karaoke anytime

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This café’s theme sums up the CBD’s vibe eclectic, sociable and unique. Its clued-up young owners are bringing back originality and style.


ink and Luke Bowler from Southland and proud Cantabrian Chris Meyer, who front Black and White Coffee Cartel, are onto something big. Its 2014 inception, on the Victoria and Peterborough Street corner, was fate. The brothers parked beside the light-filled site, when

enquiring about another location. They saw the for-lease sign, and history was made. Chris recently nearly signed up for his own business. Fatefully, he met the Cartel brothers and was too impressed. The former Federal Coffee House, Hornby Robert Harris owner and Harewood Café Raeward part-owner, will soon open two of his own personally themed Black and White Coffee Cartels in High and Lichfield Streets. Caffeine-obsessed Bink had a funky Wellington venture, and set-up experience in Melbourne, Bangkok and Hawaii before falling for coffee-loving Christchurch. Plans to extend his Cartel family are not too far away. The direct-imported coffee is micro-roasted onsite, like an authentic European original. After the fit-out, Luke swapped tradie life for in-house roaster. He’s in heaven sharing the “roasting to cup” experience. It’s like backstreet France, but Christchurch through and through. A wall entertains with retro/random pictures. If you want one, you can swap it for another of equal size, providing Bink approves. The un-named rock-star portrait line-up makes for great guessing games over great coffee. Bink, Chris, and shortly Luke, as parents, know supporting families is important, so local entrepreneurs make their boutique cabinet food. “It’s essentially about spaces bringing people together over coffee,” they say. They’ve exciting plans in coming years – which could include you. Keep an eye on these guys. The word “Cartel” is no accident.


being the most delicious café in the World…

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

53 Caulfield Avenue, Longhurst, Halswell Ph. 03 261 9043

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MAORI For the past two decades, Kiwis’ clever cuisine and culinary innovations have been attracting increasing attention on a global stage and now our eats are becoming traditional as we recognise the amazing native food culture we have here in New Zealand.


By Melinda Collins

pop up series devoted to the exploration and development of Māori cooking techniques and ingredients, Hiakai has recently been established by Chef Monique Fiso. From an after-school job as a sandwich-hand in New Zealand at just 14, to the Michelin starred kitchens of New York City, Monique has been tackling our misunderstanding and under-appreciation of Māori food traditions. Her Hiakai menus offer a modern take on things like boilups, Māori-meets-French (tuatua with kawakawa berry mignonette), and desserts using indigenous ingredients such as kokohi, harakeke and kawakawa. His days as a field chef in the New Zealand Army taught Māori chef Charles Royal much about the bush as a means of survival. But today he runs a thriving business based on indigenous delicacies from those same native forests, where he has been a leading figure in the rediscovery of wild herbs and edible ferns.

{ Today horopito (Māori pepper), pikopiko (edible fern fronds) and kawakawa (Māori bush basil) appear on menus in many of New Zealand’s top restaurants, and are causing a stir with international culinary enthusiasts as the unique flavours of this wild produce adds spice to the New Zealand food identity. As we wake up to New Zealand’s deliciously unique culinary heritage, a commercial hangi kitchen has opened its doors right here in Christchurch. Not only does Christchurch Hangi House offer a traditional three-meat hangi, but there is also fried bread, pork bones and watercress, pan fried flounder, fresh crayfish and of course chop suey and raw fish.


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year on from Golden Eagle Brewery’s rebrand, “It’s working really well for us,” Dave says. “It’s a more mature look.” At the same time, he continues, “We’re having some fun now. Playing around with some sour beers, barrel-aged beers, and some fruit beers. It’s where the American craft beer direction has gone, we’re

“We’re having some fun now. Playing around with some sour beers, barrelaged beers, and some fruit beers.”

A DELICIOUS EXPERIMENT Nestled in the heart of Riccarton is a microbrewery owned by David (Dave) Gaughan, who has been working on the finishing touches for Eagle Brewing’s new line of seasonal craft beers that will soon be released on shelf.

just mirroring what they’re doing and putting our own New Zealand twist to it.” The Eagle Fillery at 55 Riccarton Road, boasts a selection of their craft beers that are vegetarian and vegan friendly, with names such as Mr. White IPA, Straight Outta Hopton, and the Big Yank IPA. “That name’s a bit tongue in cheek. It’s a big beer with a big presence,” Dave says. Coalface Stout, the New World Beer & Cider Gold Award’s ‘Best in Class’ 2016 winner, harks back to Dave’s roots as an engineer in Yorkshire’s coal mining industry. Soon to be released before end of February, the Summer Lovin’ line is a mixed-six seasonal pack of 330ml bottles. Leading the line is Sandy Jandals - an East Coast IPA style, and Slick Back & Sunnies - Passionfruit Berliner style. Look for them at the brewery, at local and national stockists, and at Kegkoura Craft Beer Festival in Kaikoura on March 11. Look for details on the Eagle Brewing’s website, Instagram and Facebook page.

A MULTI-AWARD WINNING MICROBREWERY set in the heart of the busy Riccarton suburb. All of our Eagle beers are vegetarian and vegan friendly. No added preservatives or flavourings. All premium and crafted with passion. Look for us at your local store and bar, or visit us for takeaway crafts.


St Paddy’s Day 3 live bands throughout the day! Drink Specials and we’re open til late! Come on down to the Rose & Thistle and enjoy the atmosphere 55 RICCARTON ROAD


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24 A Main North Road Papanui, Christchurch Phone 03 3527011 •


In k tchen Somewhere over the rainbow is the Sweet Revenge cake artist dreaming up a masterpiece to be devoured. Any celebration needs cake and we have a cake solution for all occasions! Our cakes are a feast for your eyes and an experience your taste-buds will thank you for. Don’t today!

A Bakery treasure trove at the bottom of the hill

Sweet Revenge

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.

Ph:03 3528815

Little Sister Cafe Licensed Cafe, open for breakfast, lunch morning tea and afternoon tea including high teas. Available for private functions, small and large groups welcome. Outdoor area available. Family and child friendly. Weekdays 7am-4pm - Weekends 8am -4pm

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

Come find our piece of retro heaven at Ruelle Eatery, wholesome food and beautiful organic espresso.

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

Ruelle Eatery

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

290a Main North Rd, Redwood Ph. 354 4699

Cnr Oram Ave & Rodney Street New Brighton Ph. 03 3822598

Sushi Lane

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

Cafe Metro

Cranford Street Merivale Ph. 356 1835


You will certainly taste the difference with Peter Timbs Meats, especially with our butterflied lamb legs and butterflied chickens. With quality instore marinades made our-selves, you are guaranteed to have an exceptional experience; with our outstanding Moroccan and Peri Peri marinades you can’t go wrong. See you instore real soon at… PETER TIMBS MEATS LTD. 70 Edgeware Road, Ph (03) 366 1780 Farrington Ave Bishopdale, Ph (03) 359 5729

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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

It’s All Greek To Me

Sandy Mac’s Dressings

Authentic Greek food prepared with love, passion and flair you can taste. Dine in or takeaway 7 Shakespeare Road, Waltham (Opposite Hollands Suzuki.) Ph. (03) 968 4852 Mon-Wed 10.30am-7pm Thurs-Fri 10.30am-8pm (closed 3pm-4pm daily)

Summer, salad and bbq season is here, and so is the need for some of Sandy Mac’s tantalising, light and fresh dressings. Transform everyday food into something special dip, dress, marinate, roast, the options are endless. Come and see us at the Ohoka Farmers Market on Fridays and the Waipara Farmers Market on Saturdays. To contact Sandy Ph. 021 043 1706

Ataahua Wine

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

Piccolo Ristorante Italiano

8 Somerfield street Christchurch ph 3379424 Reservations required.

Italian Food We Are

At the Waiwera Organic Distillery, the philosophy

At the Waiwera Organic Distillery, philosophy we use to craft our unique spirits isthe simple. take timeour andunique use only spirits the bestis quality, weWe use toour craft simple. Each batch We take ournatural timeingredients. and use only the best quality, represents the finest in quality. natural ingredients. Each batch represents quality. Available at mostthe topfinest quality in liquor outlets.

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“Wine Experience” evening at FOD in Rangiora 6-8pm, 23rd Feb. Tickets available from FOD. Enjoy Ataahua Wine with your friends and family this summer! Available from Pukeko Junction Wine Store and Gallery at Leithfield, Ballantynes and Vino Fino in Christchurch or order online

“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

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

Butchery Courses

Come in and learn traditional butchery skills. Boning a lamb leg and creating a butterflied lamb leg, plus you get to take it all home with you!

Elite Meats

Bush inn centre Cnr Riccarton & Waimari Rd P. 348 5043 Open 7 Days


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Catering to Order Work shouts, parties, picnics or just because! Club sandwiches, savouries, filled rolls, slices, cream cakes, birthday cakes & much more

HALSWELL BAKERY & CAFÉ 346 Halswell Rd Open 7 days Ph. 322-4600

NEW! My Main Course makes nutritious, homemade meals quick and easy. Premium meat in a sauce ready to go, just add the pasta, rice or salad. Available in all supermarkets

Wigram Brewing Company

Ten taps of premium beer now available at the Wigram Craft Beer Fillery. Try out Tap Tasters 4 Pack fresh from the tank. Mon-Thu 8.30-5 Fri 8.30-6 Sat 11-4pm Brewery & Sales, 57 Sonter Road Wigram Christchurch Ph. 03 343-4493 email:

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.


4 different flavours - $20 each.

Cashmere Cuisine

Ph.(03) 03 3326071 - 18 Colombo Street

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


We have everything you need for your BBQ - everything but beer.

Café Berlin

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

Brimming with beautiful, fresh healthy food, made onsite. Fully organic coffees, made with local organic milk and coffee beans grown in Peru. 17 varieties of pies, 3 gorgeous salads, Including a Vegetarian selection We only use free range eggs 87c Fitzgerald Avenue Ph. 374 2260

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.

Jen’s Cozinha

ph 021 350 277 email For stockists visit

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

Trevinos Restaurant & Bar Duck Liver Parfait The perfect sharing dish served with pear and fig chutney, toasted French baguette and cornichons Join us on Facebook.

Cnr Riccarton Rd & Monavale Ave

16 February

Becks Southern Alehouse – End Game

17 February

9 March

18 February

Blue Smoke – Elemeno P Ferrymead Speights Alehouse – 80s rewind Becks Southern Alehouse – Level 6

Becks Southern Alehouse – Old Skool Salsa Latina Dance Centre – Salsa Night Fever Party

Christchurch’s greatest little Irish Pub

23 February

Open 7 Days until 3am

Trevinos – X Files

Craicing Steak Special


The Brewery – Blind Love at the Sunday Sit Down

The Cotton Club – Krunk Australian EDM The Piano – Doug Caldwell, Jazz Piano

24 February

25 February

Halo Bar & Lounge – 1980s, the Hits, the Lights, the Dancing Orange Studios – Alae Becks Southern Alehouse – Mezzanine

26 February

Clink - BBQ & Beats Blue Smoke – Flora Knight & Archer The Brewery – The Swan Sisters at the Sunday Sit Down

1 March

Blue Smoke – Sturrock and Ward NZ Tour Becks Southern Alehouse – Jam Session

2 March

The Piano – Yulia with Hanafi, Guitar and Vocals

3 March

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Clink - Rockfest

Horncastle Arena – Pixies

19 February

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...

5 March

Rose and Thistle – Hot Gossip Clink – SOULSIDE Friday with DJ Soulprovider Ferrymead Speights Ale House – Salmonella Dub

Open 7 Days, 9am-1am Phone: 03 343 5378

Karaoke, Dancing Quiz night PADDY’S DAY SUNDAY

4 March

The Cotton Club – Uberjak’d Horncastle Arena – Simple Minds & The B-52’s Darkroom – The Restarts

Aikmans Merivale – Lance Kiwi Space Academy – Lydia Cole Christchurch Art Gallery – Gigs at the Gallery: Grayson Gilmour

10 March

Aikmans Merivale – Ritchie Band

11 March

16 March

Blue Smoke – French for Rabbits The Weighted of Melted Snow Album Release The Piano – Graham Wardrop Guitar Recital

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN STRIKING A CHORD He has charmed generations with his seminal classic rock music and he is set to take Christchurch by storm. The one of a kind Bruce Springsteen will light up AMI Stadium along with the E Street Band on Tuesday 21 February. There’s no doubt this highlyanticipated performance will captivate, compel and convince die-hard fans that he has definitely still got ‘it’.



The Craic radiates the cosy warmth and intimacy of the true Irish pub. Open from 10am on St Patrick’s Day, 2017 promises to be the grandest St Paddy’s Day ever.


he first since their big fit-out, The Craic will be alive with the exuberant sounds of Celtic music, magical Leprechauns, the energy of Irish dancers, free giveaways and a photo booth; a fun way to immortalise the most excessive day of the year. St Patrick’s Day falls on Friday this year, so take the day off and paint the town green. With a great location in Riccarton, The Craic also offers Guinness and cider at great value. Breakfast will be available when the doors open at 10am. Start the day with a full breakfast for just $15.00. Mouth-watering Steak and Guinness Pies will be available all day. The Craic’s great line up of bands will keep you cavorting on the dance floor as long as there is still Whisky in the Jar. The fun starts with the eclectic music of Eddie Simon from 1-4pm. Dance in a sea of oversized Guinness hats and shamrocks; sing-a-long to “Dirty Old Town” and other Irish favourites with The Stout Fellows from 4.30-8.30pm. The Shameless Few are guaranteed to incite high spirits until the early hours playing from 9pm-1am. For an unforgettable St Patricks Day join fellow revellers at the cosiest Irish pub in Christchurch, and find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Irish eyes are smiling at the Craic! Visit 84B Riccarton Road and phone 343 4657.

Fresh, exciting fare, combined with excellent, friendly service.

Living up to its delicious

REPUTATION Sala Sala is a name synonymous with exceptional cuisine. A year after purchasing and renovating a beautiful two-storey villa in Merivale, Sala Sala Restaurant has reopened under new management.


ith a focus on Asian fusion fare, the delicious menu features a range of carefully chosen dishes, says new owner and ex-chef, Victor Cheng. “Our menu is simple and focused on specialist dishes. We still have traditional Japanese cuisine, such as sashimi and teriyaki, but we have redefined the menu to offer a mix of cooking elements, with influences from the Sala Sala chefs who have worked in specialist seafood restaurants in Singapore and 5-star hotels in Macau.”

Dishes such as the Roast Peking Duck served with steamed pancakes is a popular choice, he says. “About 80 percent of our customers order the Peking Duck.” Upstairs, the fully licensed restaurant features three private dining rooms for functions, intimate gatherings and special occasions, offering customised deluxe menus. Originally from Hong Kong and with over 30 years of experience in the industry, Victor and his wife Sharon have previously run upmarket Asian-style restaurants in Timaru, Lake Tekapo and Auckland, and know exactly how to keep their customers happy – fresh, exciting fare, combined with excellent, friendly service. Located at 142 Papanui Road, Sala Sala is open Tues-Sun for lunch from 11.30am until 2pm with dinner from 5.30pm until late. For booking enquiries, contact 355 5932. Metropol February 16, 2017 51


It was a hot 32-degree afternoon in the Garden City and San Pellegrino had invited me to try some recipes for cocktails with a mix of their delicious Italian beverages.

The San Gaudenzio

Love on the Rocks

If you’re looking for an assertive cocktail with the warm taste of hazelnut and the acidic kick of lime, then this one is a doozie. Mix 9ml hazelnut liquor and 30ml of fresh lime juice in a chilled glass from the freezer, add San Pellegrino Chinotto and crushed ice, and decorate with a slice of fresh lime. You can impress yourself with how easy it was to create a taste that any mixologist would be proud of.

A couple of these and you’ll fall in love! The great taste of blood orange and gin goes down all too well. Mix 40ml of gin in a glass with crushed ice, add 20ml of Campari and 70ml of San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa crushed ice and a slice of orange. If you love the taste of summer fruits and refreshing cocktails, then a San Pellegrino will marvel the taste buds. What I love about these recipes is it’s not a science, just have some fun and play around with it. Trust Italians to make something so simple sound so exotic and taste so fabulous.

The Classic Italian 75 The Classic Italian 75 has the great taste of prosecco and my alltime favourite, gin, with the tarte taste of lemon. Your ingredients are 20mls gin, 100 mls of San Pellegrino Limonata, 100ml prosecco and a lemon slice. Fill the mixing glass with ice to chill glass or put in the freezer again. Empty ice out when the glass is chilled and add the gin, Limonata and Prosecco. It’s really that simple.


HOME OF QUITE, PROBABLY CHRISTCHURCH S BEST EGGS BENEDICT (LONELY PLANET) Dose Cafe is a friendly, vibrant breakfast, brunch & lunch cafe


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

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chuch hospital Close to Christ BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND COFFEE 77 TUAM STREET PH 03 943 2112 OPEN MON - FRI 7.30AM-4PM SAT 8.30AM-3PM

KICK A caffeine

Coco Espresso is a cruisy little café that instantly makes you feel like one of the regulars – and it’s their one-year anniversary.


wner and barista extraordinaire, Nick Lange, is pretty happy with how the business has been supported by his coffee fans over the last year. The comfortable courtyard couch and the inside booth seating is made for relaxing on a sunny afternoon with a cup of Vivace bean coffee, a selection of magazines and great music. The fun staff members make a smooth brew with a good kick of caffeine. There is dairy-free creamy almond milk and Nick has his own way of perfecting the black espresso. Phoenix organic drinks are in the cooler and there are T-leaf blends and cabinet food with affordable tasty sandwiches through to orange and date scones - but it is the fast, well-made coffee that regulars return for. Nick uses Innocent’s biodegradable packaging for the take-out cups. The super-cute limited-edition dog or cat designs are the talk of the town, and he welcomes fourlegged friends in the courtyard with treats and water bowls. The building is owned by Designmade Furniture who showcase their changing interior designs in the café and courtyard.

Coco Espresso, where everyone knows your name, is just around the corner of Bealey Ave on 400 Barbadoes Street and there is plenty of off-street parking. Text your coffee order to 020 410 68403. Open 7am until 3.30pm from Monday to Friday.


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

Connoisseurs of Vivace coffee and delicious food Love Coco!

Nick Lange - Proprietor

400 Barbadoes St, Montreux Building

Ph.020 4106 8403

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Treat yourself to three tiers of delicious handmade delights served with loose leaf tea or coffee! High Tea is available Daily from 11am – 5pm at The Grand Café for $25pp. R20 venue.

Our delicious grill and ale bar offers premium hospitality. Family style restaurant.

30 Victoria Street, Christchurch

305 Cranford St, Papanui Ph.(03) 355 0218 Phone: (03) 372 8892

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St Albans / Papanui

Hours: Mon - Sat 9am - 11pm Sun 11am - 11pm

Upper Riccarton

AUTHENTIC FILIPINO CUISINE IN CHRISTCHURCH Have you tried Filipino food? Bob’s is an authentic Filipino cuisine in Chch representing both the uniqueness and flavours of the Philippines. We strive to make our guests feel the true experience of a Filipino home. Bring your friends and family to our home. MABUHAY! (WELCOME!)

Dining in and take away


Opening hours: Sun-Wed 9:00am-8:00pm Thurs-Sat 9:00am-9:00pm

Shop 7, Peerswick Mall 388 Riccarton Rd, Upper Riccarton. Phone: 027 789 3456

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 Phone: (03) 388 0898


SPECTATORS 7 DAY BAR & BISTRO $10 Burger & Beer Deal is back! Our Game Day $10 Burger & Beer deal is back for 2017. The deal is available 2 hours prior to kick off, from our container bar at the front of Spectators. The deal will also be available for the upcoming Simple Minds & B52s (16 Feb) and Bruce Springsteen (21 Feb) concerts.

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


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Airport & Wigram


It's all about the food!


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

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

Spitre Square, Christchurch Airport 5, 544 Memorial Ave 03 974 1084

Wigram Skies, 96 The Runway 03 974 9279


TERRACE DOWNS RESORT Enjoy a delicious meal in a rustically luxurious clubhouse with spectacular views. Cafe Open Daily: 8.00am - 6.00pm Lunch Menu 11:30am - 3pm Hunter’s Reastaurant from 6pm Make your Sunday extra special and join us for our Sunday Buffet, every week from 12:30pm

623 Coleridge Road, Windwhistle Only one hour drive from Christchurch Airport.

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. Hours:

Tai Tapu


Central City

• Al a carte restaurant open 7 days • Full menu runs from 12pm through to around 8pm last seating for evening. • Extensive menu with shared plates/starters, platters, mains and House made desserts • Great wine selection • Sheltered courtyard and large grassed outdoor area for dining or wines & platters

780 Old Tai Tapu Road Tai Tapu

Tues-Sun 8am-late

237e Kilmore Street Central Christchurch Phone: 03 377 3833


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

456 Papanui Road, Christchurch

Phone: (03) 318 6943

Ph: 03 329 6819

P. 03 352 4903 | E.

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Beef and lamb winning award, Lamb Rump served with gratin potato with red wine, rosemary and balsamic jus 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

87 Kilmore St Christchurch enquiries:


Phone: 03 550 0501 or 0800 476691 Licensed

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

75 Victoria St Rangiora

opposite liquorland (03) 310 6900

114 Marshland Rd Shirley (03) 423 9932

OFTEN QUOTED AS “THE BEST THAI IN CHRISTCHURCH” 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

Bring in this Metropol ad to recieve 10% DISCOUNT OFF your meal Home Delivery, Takeaway available, BYO, Vegetarian Friendly

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

Ph: 03 384 1145

03 381 2855 03 384 9993


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

Spend $15 and get 15% discount

Bring in METROPOL advert to receive this discount 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

333 Harewood Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch Phone (03) 360 0996


Asian Fusion Food at its most delightful at Sala Sala Restaurant Public Dining or Private Dining room options available Happy to customise our menu to fit any special occasion or accommodate dietary requirements. Hours: Tues -Sun, Lunch 11.30am -2pm Dinner, 5.30pm - Late

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

73 Victoria Street Christchurch Ph.365-5494 Phone: (03) 365 5494


Stunning view, exquisite food. 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

Phone 0800 22 4440


TABLE AT MONKS FOOD MADE WITH PASSION AND TALENT 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 Discover this cosy spot today !

282 Madras Street, Christchurch Ph: 03 3773777 58 February 16, 2017 Metropol




Table at Monks offers great tasting cuisine in the heart of Christchurch. It is a boutique, cosy, central city spot with a splash of vibrant red geraniums throughout the cafe. Located opposite Margaret Mahy Playground on the corner of Madras and Armagh streets, this chef owned-andoperated cafĂŠ is committed to providing quality and consistency with food, coffee and service.


able at Monks is the perfect place for a quiet chat or relaxing cup of coffee with friends during the week. During the weekend it transforms into a busy and vibrant spot ideal for a great day time dining experience. The owners envisioned creating a light and cosy spot, a place for people to come and feel relaxed. They transformed bare concrete walls into a space where customers can retreat; everything fashioned to give the feeling of enjoyment and comfort. Bi-fold doors open up the space and flow seamlessly

into the outdoor area. Table at Monks offers interesting and inspiring cabinet food as well as restaurant quality menu food. Meticulous attention to detail is put into the presentation of every dish. Choose between the appetising dishes from the new menu like the scrumptious warm lamb salad with roast baby vegetables, hazelnuts and crumbled feta or lemon multi-seed waffles with roasted apple, mixed berries, natural yoghurt and maple syrup. The freshest ingredients are utilised and everything is made fresh in-house.

Spectacular Brunch Made with Passion & Talent Discover this cosy spot today! Buy ONE coffee - Get one FREE on presentation of this advert 282 Madras St

(Opposite Margaret Mahy Playground)

Ph: 03 3773777 Open: Tues-Fri: 7.30am-4pm Sat-Sun: 8.30am-4pm

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While the pastel palette has won the affections of interior designers the world over, bright colour schemes for the home are the apple of our eye right now.


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dgy but elegant, the introduction of two colours that are facing off on the colour wheel, can be a recipe for style success. As we explored the possibilities, we stumbled across the all-important ‘colour theory’ basics. We’ll happily impart some of our wisdom for you to factor in when renovating the hues in your residence. Our main area of interest is colour context – a rather complex discipline that looks at how certain colours behave in relation to their peers as well




BRIGHT COLOUR SCHEMES FOR THE HOME ARE THE APPLE OF OUR EYE RIGHT NOW. as shapes. Relativity is an important consideration when selecting foundation colours for your space as well as accents. Although there is a well-established argument that black is not a colour, it plays an important role in a high contrast décor environment as the anchor, helping to tame all of the

competing personalities. From complementary colours (two colours on opposite sides of the colour wheel) right through to a tetradic colour scheme (two distinct pairs of complimentary colours – two warm and two cool), there are myriad ways you can experiment with compelling contrast in your space.

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space Unforeseen in between casualties


HAVING RECENTLY ffering an international platform on invited architectural practices, from all which to experience architecture around the world - invited to present their RETURNED FROM as a built environment, the La work and theories in a curated manner. ITALY THE VENICE SET OF ASAND A DIFFERENT CRACKS BEGIN TO SHOW, Biennale di Venzia, or the Venice Biennale, While we spent two days at the ARCHITECTURE ARCHITECT CYMON ALLFREY REFLECTS ONFor is a forum of education and inspiration. Biennale, and to the see itdiffi all, culty there was BIENNALE, ARCHITECT to failed look at some businesses CHRISTCHURCH SIX YEARSand SINCE FEBRUARY my colleague, I, it wasTHE a forum which one exhibition that I found particularly CYMON ALLFREY are facing, most notably because they are added a third dimension to the glossy interesting when thinking about QUAKES. Cymon Allfrey IS QUESTIONING located in an area that in the short term pictures, web-based seminars and articles Christchurch, and the rebuild of our city. WHETHER WE NEED TO BE presented demand and opportunity, yet in that we typically refer to. For international practice, Grafton, THINKING OUTSIDE THEwith BOXit his time of year OF brings ected and for a long time the long termtheir were leftinwanting. The unaff curated exhibition is comprised of the their exhibition presented work WHEN COMES OPEN over adevastation hundred participants, one thirdwere of all civic spaces inThe Peru and the underlying reflIT ection on TO the OUR recovery and and casualties long-term impact of the earthquakes URBAN SPACES. are countries As andwe two-thirds understanding how wefragility can rebuild of our city, and its people. which consuming. moved are forward theconcept of has highlighted the that all In the days, weeks, months and first casualties slowed and a period of healing businesses face. Business brings with it few years following the February 22 was left in its place. cycles of boom and bust, and the wake of earthquake we worked our way through a Yet now six years on, the casualties the quakes sent us into an artificial boom period of recovery; before moving into a and cracks are beginning to show in a which is now on a rapid decline. period of rebuilding. way not many may have considered: For those with an eye for it, and The fallout of the earthquakes left businesses. With the hospitality sector a creative flair, there was a fantastic no stone unturned, no one was left the most recent casualty. It is frightening opportunity in the wake of the earthquakes


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The quakes have given us a new set of skills, a greater knowledge and a unique understanding of change and challenge.

but the long-term reality is proving a challenge. But why is this? Entrepreneurial development comes from a vision to meet a demand. There is a primary drive in business to present, offer or cater for current needs – however, perhaps that is where we went wrong. A focus on the current, rather than the future. Consider the published difficulties that the hospitality sector of Victoria Street is facing. It is a vibrant, busy sector of the city that presented great opportunity in the wake of the earthquakes, however, the Council blueprint has arguably

disconnected it from the city. With development and new business comes risk. And in the unknown environment of post-quake Christchurch, the opportunity presented came with great risk. While a number of businesses embraced the opportunity, meeting a need and a demand in an artificially inflated environment, the question has raised itself, what is sustainable? While some have been able to build on the opportunity and shift gear, direction and even location, to ensure their risk is minimised, others haven’t been so lucky. However it isn’t all doom and gloom! On the eve of the sixth anniversary it is possible to look around the city and

Protecting your investment from mother nature

see the extensive activity that is being undertaken to rebuild. While many are frustrated at the slowness of the anchor projects and infrastructure, it has been a far bigger job than anticipated – but we will get there. Perhaps our expectations were flawed from the outset. We have gone from recovery to rebuild to regeneration. We just need to ensure we are balancing the line between opportunity and good business sense. The quakes have given us a new set of skills, a greater knowledge and a unique understanding of change and challenge. We need to draw on this to ensure we aren’t experiencing any more casualties.

& other less natural events.

Rockcote exterior facade systems combine the latest cavity technology to protect your structure from the extremes of the New Zealand climate, alongside our impact and crack resistant finishing systems that deal with other day to day knocks that your project may encounter and we have you covered. Call us to discuss your next project 0800 50 70 40 Metropol February 16, 2017 63

Bringing beautiful furniture

BACK TO LIFE “Without hesitation we can say that our Swedish leather recliner chairs look even better now than when we bought them new 17 years ago.”


eter and Judy Russell bought their two light green leather Scandinavian chairs in the UK and brought them to New Zealand when they emigrated. They had been much loved and used since purchase and by late last year



had definitely seen better days with worn leather and missing padding. Enter Steve McDonald of McDonald and Hartshorne Upholstery. He assured the Russells the chairs were of excellent quality and well worth restoring with new coverings. A little TLC and they would be totally rejuvenated and ready for another 17 years. Steve whisked the chairs away from their home in Akaroa and within a week they were back, resplendent in top quality black leather. “This was efficient, professional service. We are absolutely delighted with the new look. “The black leather is smart and contemporary and also more practical than the original light green. McDonald & Hartshorne are truly experts at their job and we have already told other people about their exceptional workmanship and how easy they made the whole process for us.” If you have furniture in need of restoration like the Russells, enquiries are welcomed at McDonald and Hartshorne’s factory and fabric showroom at 430 St Asaph Street by appointment – phone 371 7500. You can also contact Keith Hartshorne for inhouse quotes and appointments on 027 566 3909. Visit for a variety of examples of McDonald & Hartshorne’s workmanship.


Still able to offer you the finest top quality new furniture Hours of Business: 7am-4.30pm Mon-Thurs Fri 8am to midday or by appointment with Keith 027 566 3909 P. 371 7500


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BOWL-ED OVER By Kate Pierson


Long a pedestrian part of our kitchens, the trusty bowl is regularly receiving cosmetic makeovers that have transformed its role from domestic fundamental to stunning feature.


decorative décor accent, bowls can find a permanent place dressing the exposed shelves of your kitchen, or become a compelling part of your tablescape. Beyond their culinary duties, bowls also have the potential to rise to other storage challenges. I have small, colourful bowls for my sparkly trinkets, which I let drape over the sides, to create layers and points of interest. From custom printed to vintage finds, the options for your abode are plentiful.


Beyond their culinary duties, bowls also have the potential to rise to other storage challenges.

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Accessorising your asset


“I have proved home staging works,” says Jayne Morgan of The Finishing Touches. “I’ve furnished and styled houses that have been on the market unfurnished for a lengthy period and only days later they’ve sold, often for higher prices than expected.”


ome staging is like a mini-makeover for people’s greatest asset. An empty space lacks soul; dressing a house with quality furniture and accessories enablers buyers to visualise their own furnishings in that space. It creates the “wow” factor that maximises buyer appeal and their emotional connection to a house. Home staging is especially effective for showcasing houses on the Internet. Up to 90 percent of prospective buyers begin their property search on-line. A stylishly presented property is more likely to result in those buyers taking the next step and arranging an on-site viewing. First impressions do count. Jayne is an interior designer who knows what style of furniture is going to work in a particular house. Her enormous warehouse is full of a broad range of pieces so she can furnish, style and accessorise any home from the traditional and character to the very modern with everything from furniture and art works to bed linen, rugs, cushions and lamps. “I love keeping up with furniture and decor trends so we regularly replenish and refresh our stock to make sure houses look spectacular. Only a top notch presentation is good enough for me – stylish, smart and luxurious. Very “on trend” at the moment is the use of greenery and silk flowers.” To discuss the presentation of your home you can contact Jayne of The Finishing Touches on 021 882 379 or email



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399 Barrington Street Barrington Christchurch 03 338 0155


Wall Tiles, Floor Tiles, Install Tiles...... Choose MO TILES Where our commitment is to bring you the best!

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These innovative flooring options can be viewed at our new showroom located at 32 Hawdon St, Sydenham

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STEPS for building SUCCESS

Building or renovating to create your dream home opens up many exciting possibilities, but there’s so much that needs to happen before construction can begin. If you’re thinking of building your next home or improving your current one, Unity Construction have created a checklist to simplify the process and help you get a head-start on your building journey.

Set a Budget: Go through the details of the plan with your builder to get an estimate cost and breakdown by room. Knowing how much, and where you’re spending money can influence your home’s design.

Attention to Detail: After planning and designing your new home, your architect will give the working drawings to your local city council and start the building consent process.

More Planning: Your builder can’t give you a definite price until the building consent is granted and all plans are finalised. Your builder should start preliminary pricing and talking to subcontractors now to keep your project running on time.

A Registered Master Builder Quote Will Include: a. A copy of the appropriate Registered Master Builder contract b. A fully itemised quote and summary of costs from a Registered Quantity Surveyor c. An inclusions and exclusions list d. A selections checklist e. The option to sign up for a Registered Master Builder guarantee f. A projected timeline for the project g. A copy of the Disclosure Information, as required by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) guidelines.

1. 2.

Find Your Perfect Match: Your first step is choosing a Registered Master Builder. With such a big investment you need the peace of mind that comes with the credentials, experience and guarantee only they can offer. A Master Builder can help you find the best professionals, and work with them to bring your home to life.

3. 4. 5.

Start to Plan: When you’ve chosen the architect who understands your vision for your home, ask for a fee proposal, which will include the cost of a concept plan to get your ideas on paper.

Develop Your Concept: Once you have approved the plans, your architect will create full working drawings so you, and your builder can see how your home should be built.


Patience: Building consents take around 21 working days to be approved. The city council will make sure your plan is up to code and won’t interfere with people living around you.

8. 9.


Fix the Cost: When your plans come back from council, your builder can give you a fixed price contract. Thanks to the preliminary pricing, most of the work will already be completed.


Sound Systems: Communication is the key to success. Ask your builder about their systems and processes for keeping you and their team up to date at each stage of your home’s construction. If a renovation project requires a variation from the original plan, a Registered Master Builder will communicate with you and seek your approval first to keep the whole process running smoothly. If you have any questions or want to know more about building or renovating, the friendly team of Registered Master Builders at Unity Construction can walk you through this process and keep you updated at every stage along the way.

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FINDS A HOME Premier cleaning company, A Woman’s Touch - based in Queenstown and Christchurch – is perhaps best known for its impressive services. Visiting its brand new office with start-ofthe-art cleaning infrastructure, it’s not hard to see why.


ut just a scratch below the corporate surface is something that is intrinsically far more soulenriching – the philanthropy flowing through the veins of this business. Certainly, charity has found a home at A Woman’s Touch and indeed the charitable efforts of the staff members have found purpose at homes all over Canterbury. Offering free cleaning services to people with cancer, owner Jill Sanders and her expert team dedicate time in their busy schedules, to bring some reprieve to families and individuals facing hardships with health. True heroines in the community, Jill’s team are restless in their endeavours to help those in need and their latest

and perhaps greatest initiative, with the leadership of friend Lyn Hogben, has the London Marathon involved. Lyn and Jill will be proudly competing in the marathon on 23 April. Their goal is raise a minimum of $14,000 towards cancer research in New Zealand. With 60 New Zealanders diagnosed each day, this is an incredibly selfless and worthwhile act. Lyn, an experienced cancer research fundraiser and London Marathon competitor, is coordinating the fundraising effort while simultaneously helping to coach Jill through the grueling cardio and weight training, which requires 4.30am starts each day. Dubbed the ‘Can Tab Team’, Jill and Lyn and their faithful support teams made


family portraits weddings conferences events homes & gardens

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True heroines in the community, Jill’s team are restless in their endeavours to help those in need. up of volunteers and staff members at A Woman’s Touch need your help. To find out more and make a donation, visit

project management

Design, Build, Fit-outs and Construction Concept to completion p: (03) 379 9015

Feasibility studies

Canterbury owned and operated

m: 0274 888 305

CLEANING SPECIALISTS Commercial cleaning Pre – sale cleans Residential cleaning End of tenancy cleaning Builders cleans & renovation cleaning

CLEANING SERVICE Call us for a FREE no obligation quote

Phone. 03 356 1387

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SOCIAL SCENE Claire, Maria & Kate Wynands

PICTURE PERFECT On Thursday 24 November, Windsor Gallery opened its doors to the public to showcase its extraordinary collection.


Philip & Tracey Wynands (Owners)

John MacDonald, Fiona Thompson

Eric Wilson, Ivan Button

Windsor Gallery has relocated to the beautiful, central location of 386 St Asaph Street.

Kathie & Graeme Hughes

Gerard Hemelryk, Maria & Peter Wynands

Photos by Andre Glynn - for copies email

Sarah Anderson, Mark Soltero

Check Facebook for more from this event.

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Julie and Warren Hastings are the team behind Lagoon Pools. They are proud to supply the South Island, from Cheviot to Invercargill, with the superior Australian manufactured Leisure Pools, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of composite fibreglass swimming pools.


hen adding a pool to a new or existing home, Julie and Warren are masters at managing every aspect of the installation. They will help you decide which pool is right for you, your property and budget. They have a stunning range of pools, including ‘Elegance’ with straight lines and ninety degree corners, and the rectangular ‘Reflection’ and ‘Harmony’ with bench seats. If space is a consideration, there is a choice of smaller pools. There is the ‘Platinum Plunge’ or the new ‘Fiji’. Specifically designed for the balconies of Fiji’s resort hotels, its compact size will allow it to fit into just about any size yard. Obtaining a consent for a swimming pool can be complicated at times so Julie will do as much or as little as required.

Fill your garden with colour this Summer We have your favourites plants and more

MCSAVENEYS NURSERY 57A McSaveneys Road Marshland, Christchurch

Phone 03 385 4675

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It’s part of the service she provides. When everything is in place, a pool can be installed in as little as four days. All pools are made from patented materials and are backed by Leisure Pools Lifetime Warranties. Lagoon Pools will also supply everything needed to use and maintain their pools. They supply top quality pumps, filtration systems, cleaners and salt water chlorinators, heat pumps, covers and in-ground rollers, and many other options. Lagoon Pools truly is a one stop shop when it comes to everything associated with installing and maintaining swimming pools. See their website for more information.


ic has over 13 years of experience in the landscaping industry including a national certificate in landscape construction and design. In 2015 this talented young man established his own company - Total Pro Landscapes specialising in all aspects of landscape construction. “We have the expertise to provide a range of services from decks, timberwork and concrete to paving,

“I’m passionate about transforming blank garden canvasses into areas that enhance my clients’ lifestyle and their property.”

Transforming blank

GARDEN CANVASSES What gives Nic Muir of Total Pro Landscapes the greatest satisfaction is seeing the delight on his clients’ faces as they admire their completed landscaping project. “My goal is personalised, professional service,” Nic says. “And I’m something of a perfectionist. I like to have everything right because I know that is what my clients want as well.” PL ANNING ON


planting, water features, outdoor fireplaces, pools and irrigation. We oversee a project from start to finish, including the management of any sub-contractors. I’m passionate about transforming blank garden canvasses into areas that enhance my clients’ lifestyle and their property.” Total Pro Landscapes works closely with some of Christchurch’s top landscape architects to turn clients’ landscape dreams into reality. Indeed Nic says that it is important to have a professional plan or design for any garden makeover, no matter the size. “A plan provides a vision for a property - an end goal. Without this any developments may be haphazard and not co-ordinated into a coherent whole.” Nic would love to talk to you about your next landscaping project. To get a free consultation and quote phone Nic on 021 859 640 or email


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CONTACT Daniel 022 456 8574 Kevin 022 456 8575



take it easy contemporary style Wave chairs for indoors or outdoors, plus garden benches in stained, painted, and natural finishes.

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NEW SENSORY DIMENSIONS Nespresso’s latest limited edition Grand Cru is its first aged coffee. The Selection Vintage 2014 is the delicious product of deliberate aging, spanning a time period of several years.

New Winter limited edition candles Crisp Aqua and Tiare Flower, in stock now at Token.


rue to the adage that certain things get better with age, this highly sought after variety is taking front and centre stage thanks to its new sensory dimensions. Made from fresh Arabica coffee sourced from high altitudes in the Colombian highlands, the coffee was harvested three years ago and then meticulously aged resulting in a complex taste with elegant woodiness, softened fruity notes and a smooth velvet-like texture. The aging process involves a completely new method pioneered by the Nespresso experts who wanted to benefit from the effect of aging but by using specific controlled conditions. This included regulating the time, oxygen, moisture in the air, light and atmospheric pressure. A rotation system was also implemented for the bags of harvested coffee to ensure the ideal aging process.


‘Burleigh Heritage’ churn jug Available from French Blue.

Insulated stainless steel drink bottles in a variety of colours and sizes. Available at The Ivy.

Beautiful homewares flowers inspiring gifts & creations


in store & online now


french blue Open 7 Days

55 Nayland Street, Sumner, Christchurch Ph. 03 326 6481 E.


Ottoman Sweater and Oslo Jeans

Shop 5 The Village Shopping Centre, 24 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs Ph. (03) 315 5044

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in store now!

Elk Accessories Autumn 17

Mexicali Cow Skull available from The Homestyle Collective.


Winter range


“A little Sheepish” by Lucy Pittaway from the UK Exclusive. Available at Art & Frame

The Ivy Evas Sunday

Avonhead Mall Cnr Withells & Merrin St Ph. 03 358 3663

Printed sweater dress ‘Salted Ink’ by Paula Ryan In store and online at

Phone (03) 337 2337, Shop 42, Barrington 256 Barrington Street, Christchurch 8024 Shop online

9a Normans Rd Christchurch. Ph/Fax 355 7545

Need a Cuppa? Pretty tea cups available from Twine Antiques.

Kowtow Winter 17 Dreamscape Collection, available at The Flock.

Design 5 Upholstery for all upholstering needs.


Regent 600 x 900 Coffee Table, $268. Available from Kenneally Timber Products.

There’s never been an easy way to disguise the fact that while they may be our best friends, the hounds in our life are not the tidiest or cleanest house guests. Until now.

Gracefield Ceramics, locally made in Christchurch. Available at Shelf Home + Gifts

Enamel Mugs $15.95 New designs just in. Available @ Simply NZ Store.


nter: Bondi Wash, a spunky brand that has produced products offering the best of both worlds – odour neutralizers for the fur babies – their coats and their kennels. Presented in chic bottles, with delicious scents including the ever-fresh fragrance of lemongrass, the range presents the perfect solution for keeping your beloved animal and your abode in fine form.

KWILA Outdoor Furniture SUMMER SALE NOW ON! Regent 1550 round table with 6 chairs


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Recover and make your furniture NEW again! Designed and Made in NZ

Commercial Upholstery  Reupholstery  Domestic Upholstery Ph. Simon 03 327 9263 | C. 027 494 6706

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When building or renovating, we all want a seamless process and to avoid dealing with a range of different companies. With Natural Living Homes, one call is all you’ll have to make.


orking across Canterbury and the South Island, the highly respected business offers everything from project management, painting and plastering, to asbestos removal, meth testing and decontamination. Established in 2006, with current owners Gary Lawson and Andrew Kyburz taking over in 2012, Natural Living Homes shifted focus from new builds to repairs following the Canterbury earthquakes. It also incorporated the asbestos removal side of the business. The efficient team of professionals provides a ‘onestop shop’ for clients, says Andrew. “Our experienced staff are dedicated to the entire process and offer a consistent, high-quality service. “Our full time staff and dedicated sub-contractors work together as a team under the one management umbrella. We use only the best materials, provide the highest standard of

workmanship possible, and have a proven record of quality – our repeat clients and referrals are testament to this.” A Class A certified asbestos remover with highly qualified staff and the latest certified removal and decontamination equipment, the business can efficiently and safely perform all aspects of asbestos removal to the highest standards and MBIE guidelines. “We also have a dedicated team for the testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties and use the latest systems to bring the property back to safe Ministry of Health levels, while minimising removal of linings and belongings.” The company has a comprehensive Health and Safety policy. “We work with multiple insurance companies and project management firms, ensuring everything is independently monitored and audited.”

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Building a home can be a challenging exercise. For some, however, it can be a rewarding and enjoyable journey. “We want to take that rewarding journey with you,” says Anthea Johnson, Sales Consultant for Homes by Maxim.


omes by Maxim are well-known for producing high quality, unique home designs, but our main focus is, according to Sales Consultant Rachelle Hunt, “our service to our clients. They’re looked after throughout the whole process.” Reviews on the website support the fact the team work very closely with every client. “You’re not just given a design and told to choose a colour,” Rachelle says. “We go shopping with you. We’ll take you to find what you’re looking for to make your home truly your own.” Homes by Maxim is fast building a reputation for beautiful homes. The dedicated team of designers, builders, and sales consultants pride themselves on their attention to detail, use of quality products, and a completely transparent process that keeps clients informed and involved. Since partnering with award winning Philip Bidwell Architecture, the approach to creating homes that are as much personal

sanctuaries as functional living spaces has become even more integrated. The new show home in Flemington, Lincoln, reflects this philosophy. “It’s no run of the mill show home” says Sales Consultant Peter Prue. “The four bedroom house highlights the very best of Homes by Maxim’s innovative design and superior build quality. “The sense of space in the kitchen,









raking ceilings, reverse effect timber in the bathrooms, innovative tile techniques, and focus on detail have pushed the boundaries, but have come together to form a spectacular living space.” Homes by Maxim’s showhome is open to view now - 10 Craig Thompson Drive, Flemington in Lincoln, Tuesday to Sunday 12- 4pm.







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Having been to Mexico and encountered some of its mindboggling history, I’ve long had a fascination with the culture, particularly its material creations.


eedless to say, I’m a hopeless romantic when it comes to falling in love with the ‘Aztec Aesthetic’ that has seemingly permeated every nook and cranny of our home décor landscape. Named after the nomadic empire of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican people – ‘the Mexicas’, this décor pays homage to the vibrant colours that are still synonymous with Mexico today.

Geometric patterns are a protagonist in any Aztec themed visual narrative – from tiles to accent cushions. Geometric patterns are a protagonist in any Aztec themed visual narrative – from tiles to accent cushions; you can also create geometric patterns with furniture to create a complementary story. The sharp and clean lines of Aztec designs work effortlessly with mid-century modern décor. Best introduced sparingly, Aztec accents have found the form of rugs, lamps, throws and even plants – the ever sharp-looking (pun intended) cactus is a star in this show. Iconic artist Frida Kahlo, who continues to be widely celebrated as a feminist icon, was heavily influenced by Aztec design and her artwork makes an invigorating addition to any space craving visuals that are richly evocative of this hero-worshipped epoch.

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INNOVATIVE BUILDING IN THE BLOODLINE It would be fair to say that Nick Parsons has innovation and building in his DNA. A second generation builder, Nick has certainly inherited his father’s gift of the gab.

ounder of eponymous company, Parsons Construction, Nick has built a business that is predicated on creativity, smarts and accountability, which has a lot to do with the intrinsic qualities of the staff members. “The work we do is tactical but creativity is also important to us,” Nick explains. A Registered Master Builder and Local Supreme Winner in the 2016 House of the Year Awards, Parsons Construction is a ‘quality over quantity’ firm. “It is great to be recognised by your industry and respected for the work you are doing. Of course it benefits our profile and we appreciate that, but we really value the trust and respect for our brand.” Clients certainly value this too and the fact that Nick sets high standards for his staff when it comes to client communication. “On each and every job we undertake; we are committed to establishing what the client wants from the outset. “We want the best for the people we are working for. That’s why we are very transparent about costs from the outset producing an extensive estimate. We also invite our clients on site to enable our foreman and builders to build a relationship with them. This helps to build a mutual level of trust and empathy.” It’s evident that this trust and respect extends to the business’ strategic partnerships too with Parsons working closely with architects to produce an outstanding result for clients, best exemplified by the business’ website at

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


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With an in-depth knowledge of real estate on a personal and professional level, Kaye Caddick’s attention to detail and strong work ethic ensures her clients achieve their goals. A background in renovating, building and property development – as well as a flair for interior design – helps her provide a comprehensive service for a wide range of clientele.


aye, along with her husband and blended family of six children, has lived in many homes over the years. From renovating a 1920s villa, to an expansive rural property and lifestyle block, she has built and lived in several new homes, and also built a number of townhouses. “I love helping people prepare their home to look its best and have a lot of inspiration and ideas to share,” she says. “It’s not just about listing the home and that’s that – it’s about working with people from beginning to end. I see your property as if I am buyer, suggesting ways to best represent it to ensure you receive the best price possible for your marketing investment.” Kaye joined Harcourts Gold as a licensed sales consultant eight years ago. Her diligence and commitment to the role

is exceptional, and her genuine, down-to-earth personality has attracted many word-of-mouth referrals over the years. “I really love what I do – no two days are the same. I’m very interested in people and really care about them – you are sharing a journey with your clients and become a big part of their lives, so it’s important to be caring and passionate about this business.” With summer finally here, now is an ideal time to get on the market, she says. “We are low on stock, and have plenty of people wanting to buy. Big decisions have been made over Christmas, so market activity is increasing. And if you have a beautiful garden or backyard pool, this is especially a really good time to sell.” If you want only the best representing your property, contact Kaye at Harcourts Gold on 352 6166 or 027 622 7555.

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A BOUTIQUE COMPANY WITH BOLD VISION Fleetwood Construction is committed to not just building a house but a home. A boutique company with exacting professional standards, the team specialises in architectural houses and design. to budget. When the client wanted to upgrade and change things, Sam worked closely with the client and designer to achieve this. The second living space was reduced and an extra bedroom was created in the corner. “After a few bad experiences getting quotes and designs from some of the big building chains, we found Fleetwood who



onstructing hill builds is extremely challenging; more complex, expensive and specialised than building on a level site. The business loves challenging builds and has the skills and experience to construct whatever clients have in mind. Fleetwood Construction offers clients a comprehensive service from the first phone call and quote through to the

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completion of the build. Sam has 25 years’ experience as a builder. He is always accessible, onsite every day to ensure workmanship is carried out to his exacting standards. Fleetwood Construction has recently completed an extremely interesting hill build. A modern family home split over five levels in Cass Bay for Lee and Chrissy Stevens. During the process the team kept

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were building in the area,” Lee and Chrissy Stevens say. “Sam was a pleasure to deal with from the start and was able to give practical advice around how to reduce costs and a budget that was in our range before any designs had been created. As we lived opposite the site, we probably were too close! However we had an extremely professional service from the start.”

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‘Guts and Glory’ - that’s the tag line on the Dodge RAM 2500. It sounds like a war movie and it kind of felt like I was driving a tank.


By Nicholas Henare

he Dodge RAM 2500 is massive; massive on features and massive in size. I didn’t refuel it while I had it but I wondered how massive that would be too. It was so big the individual tire pressures would come up on the dash every time I started it and told me which ones were deficient! The sound system was incredible and more suited to a London night club than a truck, and I say truck, because I was sitting at the same height as the buses I would pull up next to. Truth be told, it was a tad disconcerting at first. Trying to find a park in a mall preChristmas I imagined that Wagners “Ride of the Valkyries” would be playing as I drove over all other cars, crushing their pathetic tiny carcases beneath me. You’ve got the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine: virtually indestructible in design, the Cummins Turbo Diesel is engineered to the tolerances, durability and power of semi classed big rigs. Rated at 276kW and 1084Nm, the torque delivers strength for towing and hauling and

the Diesel engine delivers with maximum towing capacity of over 6 tonne. One of the things I wanted to know - who was the main client for such a behemoth? The answer: people towing large boats or heavy loads who need a durable car/truck hybrid. It kind of made sense. The engine features a next generation Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) System and an ultra-efficient Diesel Cooling System with an 11 blade fan and a smart diesel exhaust brake. The Cummins Turbo Diesel engine is packaged with the 68RFE six-speed automatic transmission, which includes driver-adaptive shifting and three multiple clutch packs, dual filters on a dual stage pump and an independent lubrication cooler. Is that enough technical information for the machine heads out there? I could go on, but in plain speak, it’s as big as it gets. It even has its own air distribution system where in extreme heat or high altitudes, the RAM Active Air system reads outside conditions and automatically switches to intake cooler air from the grille. So Armstrong Prestige has got one of these for you to take a look at if you’re looking at moving that Kauri log from the back paddock.

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he team members down at Dubworld are a caring group of professionals with specialist knowledge in Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda. They provide competitive rates and are a friendly family business ensuring that your


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prized motor vehicle is getting the best care and attention it deserves. From Kathryn on front desk who greets you with her pleasant smile and helpful demeanour through to Jason at the helm of a new wheel alignment machine with his years of experience and expertise, you know there will be no short cuts. The team will get the job done the way it should be done, the first time. With a modern, clean workshop featuring the best precision equipment to deal with a precision engineered vehicle, Dubworld has everything to get your vehicle back on the road quickly. MTA approved, you can rely on a team that can rise to any challenge or need - from brakes, suspension and those complex clutch systems, to WOF renewal or general repairs. The team at Dubworld will always explain all your repairs to you in a language that you understand. Worried about getting the kids to school or keeping your business moving while your repairs are underway? There’s a loan car available to keep you mobile. Dubworld is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm. Drop in to see the team at 65 Disraeli Street in Sydenham or online at


By Nicholas Henare

My first introduction to Subaru was a privileged one. I was involved with the sponsorship on the Ashley Forrest Sprint and got to hang out with Possum Bourne and his vehicles back in the day.


oday, my hair is much shorter and things have only got better with the performance and my experience with the Subaru WRX. The team at Armstrong Motors were great to deal with and reintroduced me to what felt like an old friend. Technology and style go hand-in-hand with this little beast and I found it hard to not want to take corners that little bit faster and take off that little bit quicker. Boasting 18 inch alloys, in manual or lineartronic at 197kW, it had me excited from the get-go. Air conditioned with 6.2-inch touch screen with a 6-speaker sound system that offers the same quality to match the ride, the fine lines of the WRX interior are great. Sports bucket seats that live up to their namesake and refined leather stitching provide the finishing touch and top-notch detailing that is quintessentially Subaru.

Technology and style go hand-in-hand with this little beast. With a 2 Litre Direct Injection Turbocharged, this model sounds powerful because it is. It’s a machine that’s built for performance. Subaru is adapting from the rally to the street and it shows in the WRX. The bonnet scoop and the rear spoiler just add to the charisma and the surround sensors are a great feature too with a light on the wing mirrors alerting you to any traffic sitting in your blind spot. This bonus makes that nippy little manoeuvre on the motorway safer. It’s a great vehicle that speaks to the thrill seeker in all of us – check it out.



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By Nicholas Henare

A trip down



Recently I got invited to try out one of the Mitsubishi Lancers and Graeme Taylor took me through the lancer range at Christchurch Mitsubishi, 108 St Asaph Street.




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A lot of my friends have owned Mitsubishi over the years and I’ve got a lot of good memories with the brand.


got a Lancer LS Sedan, 109kW (RRP $30,690) but there are several versions throughout the range with a choice in sedan or hatchback meaning there’s pretty much something for everyone. A lot of my friends have owned Mitsubishi over the years and I’ve got a lot of good memories with the brand. It’s always good to see brands developing, mastering the art of bang for buck to ensure you’re getting a car that’s trustworthy on performance and design.

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Audi’s mid-engined supercar!, Only 66,000kms with 19 inch RS Sports Alloys, New Brake Rotors, Optional Red Brake Calipers, Optional Carbon Side Vents, Ivory Leather Electric Sports Seats, R Tronic Auto/ Paddleshift, LED Front Lighting, Dual Exhausts, Audi MMI CD/Stereo and Reverse Camera, Remote Locking, Quattro 4WD, Very good buying for a Supercar at this price range and will hold its value well!

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New Shape, Hard to get and easy to keep colour of Nara Bronze Metallic with Dark Espresso Leather, Factory Running Boards fitted, Full Leather, Heated/Electric Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Air Suspension, 8 Speed ZF gearbox, Touch Screen NZ NAV/CD/Stereo/ AUX/Bluetooth Phone and Music, Terrain Response, Push Button Keyless start, Full Electrics etc. Powerful and cheap to run luxury 4WD!.

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‘Comfortable’ is a word I’d associate with this model; the LS is really a commercial vehicle for a company’s fleet stock and I enjoyed the opportunity to change pace and see what people are getting to drive. Practical and modest, it reminds me a lot of a company car I once had. The GTi is the sports version with a kit to take the Lancer to a new level of performance – the Lancer SEi and the Lancer GSR. All of them come with “standard features”. When we say “standard features” these days they are features that are still special to me: the blue tooth, steering wheel audio controls, LCD display, a USB port, rear view camera, light sensing headlights and rain sensing front wipers are just a start. Daniel Cook, Head of Sales and Marketing says, “Lancer is a brand that is very well trusted by New Zealanders. Backed by our 10-year Diamond Advantage Warranty, Lancer offers excellent value and peace of mind for our customers, which is why Lancer continues to be one of New Zealand’s most popular small sedans.” It’s definitely worth checking out the Lancers if you’re looking for a medium sized sedan or hatch.

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Only 22,000kms, Optional factory Black Package Styling added, Panoramic Glass Roof, Red Brake Calipers, 20 inch Cyclone Sports Alloys in Black, Electric Rear Spoiler, Active Sports Exhaust, Push Button Start, LED Light Signature, Climate Air, Touch Screen CD/Stereo/Navigation/Bluetooth/ Reverse Camera, The best looking F Type around!.

2012 Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TDI Altitude 8 Speed Upgraded Altitude 180 KW 3.0 TDI Diesel model with additional colour-coding, 20 inch Altitude Sports Alloys and Titanuim interior inserts. Full Leather, Heated Seats, Touch Screen Bluetooth Phone and Music/CD/Stereo/Parking Sonar/ NZ Navigation, Towbar fitted, Climate Air, Very good value for the new shape 180 KW Diesel!

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PERFORMANCE By Nicholas Henare

It’s hard to not get excited when Jaguar New Zealand brings the adrenaline of a race track to Christchurch city.


hen I got the call to attend the event which was held at a section of the old Wigram Airfield, I really did feel my pulse quicken. A few lucky Cantabrians including myself were lucky enough to experience some top-notch fun in one of my all-time favourite wish list drives.



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A hands-on introduction into the raw mix of power, performance and agility that the brand is renowned for. This wish list includes the brand-new Jaguar F-type, 280 kW, 2995 cc, which is capable of achieving 0-100 in 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 275 kmh. The Art of Performance Tour, an urban and dynamic driving experience, got people behind the wheel of the Jaguar range, for a hands-on introduction into the raw mix of power,

performance and agility that the brand is renowned for. Exciting the senses across three different drive experiences, drivers were challenged with the Jaguar Smart Cone system, which creates an exhilarating track that tests your responses and that of the vehicle. Basically I drove like a bat out of hell around a slalom

course which demands a fast straight and break and swerve, lighting up your next target with green flashing lights. You drive as fast as you can to each destination. My co-driver from the Jaguar team was yelling at me to ‘control it more’ and ‘speed and turning as sharp as you do, doesn’t win the race’. To hell with that, in my first round I came fourth and I’m taking that puppy and mounting it on the wall. We also did a steep climb and descent with the Land Rover Terrapod to show off Land Rover’s legendary capabilities. Marcus Shaw, Marketing Manager of Archibalds Christchurch, said it was “An experience normally reserved for a race track and for those that own a Jaguar vehicle. The Art of Performance Tour is open to lovers of exceptional drive experiences”. The winner of each session and the overall winner and runner-up from Christchurch will be flown to Queenstown in March to compete in the Art of Performance Tour showdown, for their chance to win a trip to New York to experience the adrenalin of the Formula E Street Racing Series. Thank you Jaguar and Archibalds for allowing Canterbury to get a taste of how good Jaguar can be in such a unique event.

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Lakefront living

Situated across from the azure waters of Lake Wakatipu, this modern Glenorchy home occupies what must be one of the most sought-after sites in the township. The elevation the property enjoys ensures privacy for the substantial home completed in 2011 and the position guarantees that intimate views of the lake and on to the Humboldt Mountains in the distance are yours to be enjoyed for the long term. The home is generously proportioned with four double bedrooms and flowing living spaces with large windows and high ceilings to maximise the sun and light. Local schist rock cladding to much of the exterior of the home creates a timeless appeal and feeling of permanence. Enjoy family living in a township that can still be considered an idyllic New Zealand lakeside hideaway, and yet right on the doorstep of the resort town of Queenstown. Rowan McDonald: 33 Benmore Place, Glenorchy, Queenstown 021 222 6314


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This stunning architecturally-designed home includes three bedrooms plus a study. The quality cedar and metalcraft E-Span exterior introduces you to the spectacular interior comprising two wings; one with open-plan living, eye-catching kitchen featuring granite benchtops and Italian appliances, opening onto the expansive, north-facing deck housing the amazing outdoor kitchen. Master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and fully tiled en suite complete this wing. The second wing offers two bedrooms, study, separate toilet, fully tiled luxurious bathroom, ample storage and well-appointed double garage. | Property ID LN1487

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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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share twin (single cost available on request) Departs: 14 July 2017. Returns: 04 August 2017


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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