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ith Canterbury Fashion Week next week, and our latest cover a Kate fashionable nod to what Pierson we can expect from this year's show, I've been thinking quite a lot about the subject. Generating billions of dollars per annum in New Zealand, fashion is the untameable beast at the heart of consumer culture. The chameleon like nature of the industry keeps loyalists to 'what's hot and what's not' on their toes, and leaves the rest of us who consider ourselves a 'work in progress' rather perplexed. All of this 'threads and kicks' talk has inspired some nostalgic and rather cringeJust shy of Valentine’s Day, love is well and truly in the air. Long-stem inducing memories for me as I reflect on my style – or rather unstylish red evolution. roses are being primped and primed by florists, ready to dazzle It would be difficult to determine which of the styles I donned as a kid recipients; new ‘love me’ teddy bearsthe are'most waiting onfashion shelves topas find of the eighties and nineties eras deserves heinous' faux their forever homes; love-themed menus are being perfected, and title. anticipation grows amongst fabrics; all of the hopeful romantics intie-dye our midst. My obsession with unflattering oversized, wideleg jeans, and leggings with slouch socks spring to mind as does a denim 'cowgirl' styled ure itcovered can be commercial and perhaps does bring out the Green Eyed Monster, dress in sequins, which I pickeditup second-hand shopping with my but actually, Valentine’s Day also coax out the best in people the Mum and wore to the point ofcan its extinction. That was a sad day in beyond our more predictable romantic exchanges. I’ve always loved the notion of friends household. who Iare without signifithe cantpink, others banding together for amy meal andand creating also can't forget patent leather heels that friend I wore‘Secret on Valentine’ systems. Love of the platonic kind can be just as powerful. girls' nights out. My preoccupation with heeled shoes (no longer the case these In previous years my own cynicism about thesix occasion has led me dig my days) in fact started at around the age of when I begged my to parents forheels my in, but for reasons beyond my own comprehension, this year I am going to not only own pair of 'clip clops'. I still vividly remember when they took me to buy them. mark the occasion but also ensure it is a memorable one for my other half. Perhaps I think I probably insisted on sleeping in them such was the love of these $20 my stubborn streak is softening in my thirties, but I’d hazard a guess that it’s got white, pointed heels with bows on. something to do with all of the delicious stories you’ll find inside today’s issue. The interesting thing about a lot of the styles we have banished to the back of our minds/wardrobes is that they find themselves back in vogue when style Share in the love as you turn the pages! royalists decide to give them a second wind. Ultimately, fashion is an how, extremely subjective, thing, but I believe one “I love you without knowing or when, or from personal where. I love you simply, without of theorbest parts about something of, isway theof loving problems pride: I love youdonning in this way because you I dofeel not really know proud any other confidence Despite being somewhat ofyour a Tomboy thesemy days, I know I but this, in whichinjection. there is no I or you, so intimate that hand upon chest is my love the that feeling thatI fall comes over meeyes whenclose.” wearing a beautiful hand,also so intimate when asleep your – Pablo Nerudagarment. I hope reading through some of the not-so-fashionable hallmarks of my youth provides some great conversation starters this weekend as you share some of your own sartorial sins with friends and family.



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What a privilege to be able to watch an enormous batch of fudge being made while chatting to Kevin Burns about Fudge Cottage’s imminent return home – to their beloved Arts Centre in early 2017.

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t will be great to be central city again,” says Kevin, “To welcome our regular customers, but also meet new customers – be they kiwis or tourists – is a very exciting prospect.”


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Fudge Cottage will open in the Boys’ High School building at the Arts Centre; it will have the retail shop plus workshop where fans can either watch confection craft-makers at work, or participate in

confectionary classes. “We plan to make it as interactive as possible,” says Kevin. Conversation halts as Kevin helps confectioner Aileen turn out thirty kilos of top selling Russian Fudge onto the work

table. Baileys ranks second in popularity with Chocolate third, and Salted Caramel catching up fast. Kevin speculates on Fudge Cottage’s future. “Fudge Cottage has been around for twenty-seven years; it’s an iconic name with a loyal following; we’re proud to know we pretty much top the list when people think about buying that special gift. That’s what has kept us in Christchurch for all these years, and will see us continue long into the future. The Arts Centre has done a fantastic job; they’ve future proofed one of our most precious assets for the people of Christchurch for many years ahead, and we look forward to being part of it.” Info:

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In a poignant case of paying it forward, teams of Christchurch East residents humbled by the support they received post-February 2011 sprang into action to meet the needs of hundreds of affected people throughout the greater Canterbury district following the Kaikoura quake.


nna-Maria Covich and her flatmate Carolyn Hodgen used social media networks to assist with sourcing food supplies, before hooking up with the Eastside: Our Turn To Help Facebook group, which was operating from Bin Inn New Brighton’s back room and adjacent arcade. Anna-Maria had worked in the welfare team for the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) post-February 2011 and was aware that a lot of needs didn’t filter through to official channels. There was also a major disconnect between what she saw first-hand in the East and what she heard through those official channels. Some was deliberate, in that the EOC had to prioritise its early response, but some was caused by making the system too hard to use. Anna-Maria began wondering how to make it easier for those offering and requesting assistance. Her website


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is the result, matching up needs with those able to offer assistance. Assistance has included collecting and facilitating the delivery of baking, non-perishable foods and cleaning products; coordinating accommodation requirements for the displaced; finding a massage therapist for a nurse coming to Christchurch for respite, and supporting a family evacuated from Kaikoura when they lost their house before being uprooted again from their temporary lodging in Goose Bay. Anna-Maria is unsure how long the service will be required, but plans to continue for as long as she is able to offer help and others require it. “By the time I needed a break post-2011, most of the offers for free accommodation had dried up and I didn’t qualify for a travel grant. I don’t want anyone affected by this quake in North Canterbury, Kaikoura, or Wellington to be in that same position.”

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including a new lift, central heating and lighting, which blend with, and complement the original gothic architectural features of the Library. The Central will have the same ethic as the JSG in that the works of renowned contemporary New

The works of renowned contemporary New Zealand painters, photographers, sculptors and installation artists will be exhibited.


Zealand painters, photographers, sculptors and installation artists will be exhibited, but it shall have a different style of presentation. Arts Centre Chief Executive André Lovatt has this to say about the new gallery: “Our vision has always been to offer art galleries of different kinds, and it’s thrilling to be at a stage in the restoration where this aspect of the vision is becoming a reality.” Jonathan is equally excited about the future. “The Library has a wonderful back story as a place of learning and education. We all share special memories of the Arts Centre, and the Library’s history dovetails nicely with our guiding statement – Where Art Finds a Home.” Smart move, wouldn’t you agree?

Oh, so Jonathan Smart! by Céline Gibson

Things are looking up, up, up for our beloved Arts Centre in 2017 as yet another prospective tenant prepares to move in during the first quarter of this year.


onathan Smart, owner of the Jonathan Smart Gallery (JSG), will open his new gallery – The Central – in the completely restored, quake strengthened historic Library. Designed by Collins and Harman with Samuel Hurst Seager influences, and completed in 1916, the Library has undergone an extensive restoration, resulting in cutting-edge mod cons

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HUMILITY PERSONIFIED Chart-topping, platinum Kiwi singer-songwriter Benny Tipene is humility personified. A vocal patriot of his childhood stomping ground - Palmerston North - the soundtrack to Benny’s own success story is defined by family and great friendships as well his own unwavering commitment to fulfilling his musical potential.

Ahead of his opening act at The Winery Tour, alongside the equally prodigious talent of Brooke Fraser and Bic Runga, Benny talks to Metropol about the journey. Were you always compelled in the creative direction of music? My first introduction to music was at primary school in the Kapahaka group. I think I learned there how to hold a tune and, looking back, I think that was a beautiful introduction. When I was 16 I rented a “How To Play Piano” book from a mobile library and taught myself how to play. I learnt ‘Let It Be’ by The Beatles for my Grandmother and played it for her just before she passed away. From there stemmed my love for The Beatles, and so I kept on learning their songs. In my last year of High School my friend and I wanted to form a band, but he said that carrying a piano around is too much effort and suggested I learn guitar. I spent a whole summer locked in my room learning to play. We wrote two songs, entered ourselves in Rockquest as ‘The Nerines’, and won future recording artist. For the next threes years we played gigs, wrote and recorded songs and immersed ourselves in the musical community of The Stomach. A couple

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of the guys went down to Wellington to study so I bought myself an acoustic guitar and started practising covers and singing more. I took that to cafes and pubs and started making a living off music in Palmerston North. I started writing my own songs and releasing them on Bandcamp under the series ‘Room Demo Live’. I put on shows in peoples flats so I could play and invited other acoustic artists to as well. One day X-Factor came to Palmy and I thought I’d give that a shot, and now here I am. Has the impressive trajectory of your career caught you by surprise at all or did you have set goals in mind on the journey? Since being apart of The Nerines I’d always hoped that I would have a career in music. When the band wasn’t playing as much and I started playing solo I began to set goals of releasing music and playing more. X-Factor became a great platform to help me do this.

When I was 16 I learnt ‘Let It Be’ by The Beatles for my Grandmother and played it for her just before she passed away.

What would you say have been some of the most significant challenges while establishing yourself as an artist? While I can appreciate the place X-Factor has put me in, and the opportunity it has given me to become a recording artist, it has been a challenge to prove myself as a musician and to separate myself from a reality TV show. I think it’s good to acknowledge what the show did for me but I knew going into it that I wouldn’t be able to ride that forever. I couldn’t actually write one song while I was on the show I found it too difficult in the bubble I was living in. When it was all over, I finally went home and wrote for a few months before releasing my EP. You describe playing the guitar and joining a band as being the first time you ‘felt like myself’ – how would you encourage others to find that sense of belonging in an art or hobby or at least a place of being that resonates? Be open to opportunities and be willing to try new things. Spending time on a craft can help you learn a lot about yourself and can become a great way of expressing yourself. For me, the band felt like a family and this really cemented me in my art. Creative communities are important so I encourage people to collaborate with others and have fun. Who have been your greatest sources of inspiration as well as practical support in your career evolution? Definitely my family! My parents have always encouraged my sister and I to pursue anything that makes us happy, so growing up in that environment gave us a lot of opportunities to try new things. The Stomach was a great place of support and inspiration. I watched so many bands there that made me want to be a better musician, and met so many of my friends there - it became a second family. I get a

lot of support and encouragement from my girlfriend. I’ve learnt so much from her, her art practise, and watching her creative process inspires me. All of my flatmates are into different things too - architecture, art, baking bread, working with fabrics. Talking with them and understanding their crafts has helped me appreciate different art forms and they inspire me to keep creating and sharing my own. Seeing them create excites me and motivates me to be as determined as they are. At times I become quite isolated, whether it’s in my head, or in a room playing guitar, and if I didn’t have them to talk to I’d go crazy. Without giving away any trade secrets, what methods do you employ as you make music? Most of my writing is done with a guitar and usually starts with a melody in my head. I definitely do most of my writing at night-time, my brain seems to be more loopy and a little bit more relaxed and that’s when it seems to happen the easiest. I tried doing the 9-5 songwriting thing but found I got nothing done. Playing different instruments can often help me find new melodies or inspire me. I’m not very good at piano but most of the songs on this next album have been crafted on piano. A lot of mistakes happen because my fingers are a little clumsy but some of the mistakes can take the song to a different place. What is your favourite life mantra? You’re a long time dead, so be happy now.

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Shapeshifter is returning home to Christchurch to headline the city’s ever-popular Electric Avenue Music Festival later this month.

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ormed 18 years ago, Shapeshifter is bringing their massive live show to Hagley Park North for the music festival on Saturday 25 February from 11am. Joining Shapeshifter is long standing Kiwi rock band Shihad, the name behind five number-one studio albums, the title for most number one records for any New Zealand artist and three top-ten singles in New Zealand. The two acts will be joined by award-winning Auckland hip hop artist David Dallas, Australian electronic hip hop artists Hermitude, and loop station genius Dub Fx is back with support from local legend Tiki Taane, amongst an incredible line-up of 30 international, national and local acts which will perform for 12 hours across three stages. Billed as the biggest music event of the summer, Hagley Park will be transformed by a massive light show, giant video walls, themed bars, carnival rides, performers and heaps more. So, get out there and enjoy yourself. After all, the only thing better than relaxing at a concert is relaxing at an outdoor concert the whole family can enjoy. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, tickets are available from $99.90, with children 13 and under free. For more information visit


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By Kate Pierson

In a case of art imitating life, inquisitive and boundary-pushing creator and curator Hannah Watkinson has turned the lens on herself.


chronological expose of her life, Watkinson’s latest exhibition The Near Future has her own evolution under the microscope. The existential examination is by no means a way to address ‘unfinished business’, but rather a retrospective consideration of what has come to pass.

The artist explains, “These photographs are evidence of a tangled tryst. My only familial ties with the West Coast of the South Island are to photographs. In some of these photographs my father stands as a fresh-faced teacher at Runanga and Kumara Schools. In others I’m depicted in holiday snaps as an 18 month old, then later as a sulky teenager, bored about being dragged on yet another cemetery visit with my parents.” Underpinned by a socio-cultural understanding of ‘place’, the photographs are discursive, used to describe the psychological landscape of Watkinson’s native region. She argues there are “invisible structures of economics and politics that define the place’s history. “When Solid Energy went into debt crisis talks in February of 2013, former Prime Minister John Key said that it was ‘very unlikely Solid Energy would be sold in the near future’. Now, in 2016, I have learnt that the ‘near future’ is a concept that occupies the minds of all who live on the West Coast. “I’m compelled to listen to people’s stories, to photograph, and then I return home with a heavy heart, the weight of narratives between my shoulder blades. This project has raised more questions than I will ever have the answers for, but I hope that the photographs I continue to make could inspire in people a sense of awareness in their surroundings.”

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ART GALLERY Christchurch

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Here in Aotearoa, we can continue to take great pride in the calibre of artists representing us both nationally and internationally. Two artists well worth keeping an eye on are Reuben Paterson and Simon Morris. It would be in every art lover’s interest to check out Te Puna o Waiwhetu Christchurch Art Gallery’s ongoing exhibitions and see for themselves the prodigious talent of these two artists.


euben Paterson’s preferred medium is glitter. Step inside the foyer elevator at the Christchurch Art Gallery and wonder at the beauty of his work titled The End. The walls and ceiling have been covered in black velvet like fabric that is sprinkled with glitter. It is Paterson’s first painting inside an elevator.

Reuben Paterson The End 2016. Cotton fabric with metallic particles. Courtesy of the artist and Milford Galleries, commissioned by Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.

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Simon Morris Yellow Ochre Room 2015. Acrylic paint. Commissioned by Christchurch Art Gallery. Photo: John Collie.

It would be in every art lover’s interest to check out ongoing exhibitions and see for themselves the prodigious talent of these two artists.

Lara Strongman, Senior Curator at Christchurch Art Gallery explains this work further. “For the nine seconds it takes to ride between floors, the sensation is one of travelling through a night sky, studded with stars.” Paterson’s mentor was Darcy Nicholas who told him early in his career not to think of it as glitter but as reflected light. “There are strong concepts of Māoritanga inherent in Paterson’s work,” says Lara, “The sense of where you stand in the world, where you have come from, and where you are going.” Paterson’s comment in 2003 that he had become “well versed in looking up for explanation” seems an apt statement of what inspires and influences this artist. Simon Morris is an abstract artist based in Wellington. Yellow Ochre Room is a massive work painted directly onto the walls of the gallery. It took four weeks to complete. It covers fifty-two metres of wall space and is based on a series of mathematical calculations for diluting paint over nineteen squares. The first square is richly dense in colour, while the final square could be likened to the shade of parchment. “The Yellow Ochre Room is an immersive environment,” says Lara, “It’s a contemplative space in the heart of the gallery in which visitors can take time out to quietly process all that they have seen.” Lara says she was fortunate to see the artist at work. “It was a most interesting experience.” Visit

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It has graced the iconic stairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in New York City and has been adopted by wardrobes owned by everyone from the fashion elite to the style evangelists. We’re talking sheer joy!


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heer looks haven’t hit a lull since they stole the limelight on the world-famous silhouettes of Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian several years back and while we’ve been unfortunately privy to some egregious interpretations of the trend, the style has also found many beautiful forms including fabrics adorned with delicate beading and jewels. Inheriting monikers like ‘The Naked Dress’ this is definitely a ‘less is more’ aesthetic but also requires the wearer to proceed with caution. While some are brave and bold enough to almost bare it all, a more

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scape the hustle and bustle of the city, and relax and unwind together with them. Set amongst Cashmere’s award-winning Swan Lake Gardens, it is a quiet city-escape oasis with private lake, majestic swans, and award-winning gardens. It borders Ernle Clark Reserve, with its large established trees and the sound of bellbirds. Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa delivers a holistic and rejuvenating experience, and offers the perfect indulgence for couples on Valentine’s Day. Spoil your loved one and enjoy a wonderful experience together with their couple’s pampering packages. Relax in one of their luxuriously appointed couple’s therapy rooms and experience the wonderful Restore The Romance package, beginning with a relaxing spa bath together, followed by a soothing 90-minute aromatherapy massage. Aternatively, treat your special someone to a gift voucher for the ultimate in pampering with one of Lotus at Siam’s decadent treatments to enjoy on their own - from the luxurious pampering treatments, to men’s and women’s

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Several years ago, a dedicated group of individuals banded together with a common goal; to raise money for neurological research in Christchurch.

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ed by Professor Ivan Donaldson, the funds would benefit research projects of the Christchurch-based, New Zealand Brain Research Institute. Now “Friends” of the charity, the committee aptly took on the acronym, FBI and went to work, pooling resources and contacts to start an ambitious fundraising programme. The dedicated group has since raised nearly $200,000 for research into Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, MS, Huntington’s and other conditions affecting the brain.


The dedicated group has since raised nearly $200,000 for research into conditions affecting the brain. Each year the FBI have a range of fundraising ventures, from Court Theatre evenings through to their flagship event, the FBI Golf Tournament played each November at the Christchurch Golf Club. With the legendary Sir Bob Charles taking to the field, this well-supported day boasts a full field of players and sponsors. The teams are treated to a wonderful day of golf, fine wine, food and a magnificent prize pool, all the while helping contribute to the success of the New Zealand Brain Research Institute. The FBI’s next event, on Saturday 1st April, is the second annual “OPERA meets ART” at the Christchurch Art Gallery. This event showcases the talent of The Opera Club and guest performers. Set in the foyer of the gallery, guests enjoy wine from Pegasus Bay Wines and canapes from Lizzies Cuisine. During the evening there is a silent art auction featuring the work of many wellknown Cantabrian Artists. The event sold out in its first year, priced at $75pp, tickets will sell quickly for the 2017 event. Contact NZBRI directly if you’d like to purchase tickets to any of the up-coming events, or if there is another way you would like to contribute, email or phone 353 1245.

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Trans-seasonal wear has a new protagonist in its sartorial story – palazzo pants.


ith a wider waistband and flared legs, comfort and class come together to create a look that can take you from day to night through every season. Easy, breezy and beautiful for the summer weather, palazzo pants found their style rhythm in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Evocative of the wide-legged, cuffed trousers made famous by fans of avantgarde fashion in the 1930s and 1940s think silver screen goddesses like Katharine Hepburn and Greta Garbo and even Coco Chanel as far back as the roaring twenties – the palazzo pant is a rebel with a cause. They survived the condemnation of uptight traditionalists during an era where women donning pants were seen as

nonconformists and were banned from upscale restaurants when wearing them instead of a socially accepted and more palatable frock. In the end, counter culture prevailed as the palazzo pant has enjoyed a long and illustrious history, reincarnated


Palazzo pants found their style rhythm in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

in new and fresh forms time and time again with the evolution of fashion. We’ve spied a particularly adorable interpretation of this beloved design. Call them what you will: bell bottoms, flares or culottes, they’re made with sophistication in mind.


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If, like me, the mere mention of ‘Karen Walker’ makes your heart pit-a-patter in anticipation then you will be tickled pink by the prospect of a new collection launching today that can be best described as revolutionary.


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today is a manufactured entity. We are all our own fictional characters.” From a dissolute, haughty Princess to a flaming red Thierry Mugler android, each and every character depicted offers conceptual genius – a common denominator throughout the product range. Boasting oversized squares, imposing shields and 50’s overblown cat-eyes in shades ranging from dusty pink to khaki, words fail when it comes to doing this collection justice.


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ive leading surgeons (John Frye, Chris Wakeman, Tim Eglinton, Frank Frizelle and Richard Tapper) have extensive expertise in the management of diseases which are prevalent in New Zealand – those of the colon, rectum and anus. Each is a fellow or member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand. As the largest specialist colorectal practice in the South Island, Christchurch Colorectal is at the forefront of combating bowel cancer, which is particularly important in New Zealand given the country has one of the highest bowel cancer rates in the world and it is the second highest cause of cancer death in this country. More than 3000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year and more than 1200 die from the disease.

successfully treated – a 90% chance of long-term survival – if detected early. “If there is a delay in diagnosis and treatment and the cancer is more advanced, it is harder to cure. So our advice is ‘don’t delay’. Even if there is no evidence of a malignant tumour there may be pre-cancerous polyps. Most bowel cancers develop from benign polyps so all but the smallest should be removed to ensure they don’t turn into cancer.” Christchurch Colorectal is based at Specialist Centre@21, Level 2, 21 Caledonian Road, St Albans - on the Southern Cross campus. These are new modern rooms with easy access, including a lift and discreet covered and uncovered parking. Contact details -968-3140 or via

Vigilance is key - any concerns or symptoms should be addressed, particularly when there is a family history of bowel cancer.

“Bowel cancer is more common as you get older, particularly from the age of 50. Common signs and symptoms of bowel cancer may include changes in the normal pattern of going to the toilet that continue for several weeks (such as diarrhoea, constipation, or feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely), blood in your bowel motion, tiredness and weight loss,” John Frye and Chris Wakeman say. Bowel cancer affects both men and women and the team at Christchurch Colorectal advises that vigilance is key - any concerns or symptoms should be addressed, particularly when there is a family history of bowel cancer. “People can make an appointment with us at Christchurch Colorectal and we can carry out a diagnostic colonoscopy. Bowel cancer can be more

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It’s the time of year when we evaluate our lives and make new resolutions.

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North Canterbury’s only sushi train has fast tracked since Secret Vietnamese and Japanese Cuisine opened its doors last October.


here’s no waiting. Diners choose what mouth-wateringly presented Japanese and Vietnamese small plates they like as they sail past on the conveyer belt, such as sushi, prawn dumplings or teriyaki beef rolls. Colourcoded plates relate the dish’s price from $2.90 to $5.90. Owner Hung Lam says families have relished the novelty experience - children are entertained while being introduced to healthy, fresh cuisine. It’s also the ultimate dining for time-short lunches or great for groups of friends. Hot dishes and gelato and frozenyoghurt desserts can also be ordered around the train or in the booths. Larger groups have table seating down by the cocktail bar, which has sake-based Japanese cocktails, wine and refreshing Japanese Asahi lager. The fresh takeaway or dine-in sushi


Diners choose what mouthwateringly presented Japanese and Vietnamese small plates they like.

and noodle bowls have now been joined by healthy rice burgers - the delicious beef, chicken or pork, in a rice bun instead of bread, can also be made gluten-free. Dinner is authentic; with a revered Vietnamese chef concocting dishes such as slow cooked Vietnamese pork belly, Secret shaking beef or hot and sour squid salad. “We grow our own herbs, which brings the aroma and flavour to our dishes, and our fresh vegetables are from Vegeland, Marshlands Road,” Hung says. He has plans for another exciting Secret dining experience - all will be revealed this year. Discover Secret, 112 High Street, Rangiora. The Sushi Train runs Monday 11am-3pm and Tuesday to Sunday 11am3pm and 5pm-9pm. The Vietnamese Restaurant opens Tuesday-Sunday 5pm until late. Sushi Ya (sushi takeaway) opens 7 days from 7.30am-4.30pm.

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In the fashionable township of Amberley, the fruits of some of New Zealand’s best décor and fashion designers are ready to tempt at Ruby Six design and gift store. The stunning result of owner Jenni Dobbie’s creative eye and thoughtful customer service, this contemporary boutique will impress and delight the senses.

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he store reflects the colourful soul of iconic New Zealand brands like George & Edi. This luxurious candle and diffuser range is both visually and fragrantly delicious. Ruby Six proudly showcases an extensive selection of prints by New Zealand artists like Glenn Jones, Graham Young, Angie Dennis and Greg Straight. Their art channels a quintessentially laid back Kiwi vibe that brightens any space and prints are available framed and unframed. You will also find stunning leather bags and wallets by Status Anxiety, a highlycoveted brand which has earned itself cult classic status amongst fashionistas, defined by its functional beauty and lush look and feel. Ruby Six is brimming with fresh possibilities to enhance your home. The destination store for all things beautiful and unique, there are countless beautiful buys for discerning décor and fashion lovers. Discover them for yourself at 6 Markham Street, Amberley.

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Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is the latest outdoor water sport to hit New Zealand. It’s also one of the most popular activities to do this summer, especially in the Waimakariri, North Canterbury.


ridie and Jess from of the Sea Stand Up Paddle Co. offer SUP in North Canterbury so we gave it a go on a warm evening with a rare, calm, nor west sky. After a safety briefing, getting kitted out with a belted life jacket, some basic skills and a warm up, we headed out into the glassy waters of the Ashley Rakahuri Estuary at Waikuku Beach. The lagoon provided the perfect location to view schools of fish, large kahawai and the many protected bird species that have made the estuary home. The water was so clear we could see the bottom for most of the journey, but it turns a rich green blue towards the river mouth.

It’s a great way to explore an otherwise untouched area on a beautiful, chilled out evening. As we neared the end of our trip, we tried some yoga stretches and poses. Thank goodness Of the Sea Stand Up Paddle Co. use Christchurch based, PPC Stand Up Paddle Boards. These boards are extremely stable and provided a perfect floating platform for yoga. Bridie is an NZ SUP Accredited instructor and Jess is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher trained in India at Samyak Yoga. Together they make up Of the Sea Stand Up Paddle Co and offer safaris and yoga classes on the SUP’s for all levels at Pegasus Lake, Ashley Rakahuri River and other locations throughout the region.

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SCENE Green on the Bridal

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Sustainability has been all the rage for some time now and, as we flex our green fingers, the green theme has even found its way into our weddings.


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the rafters or wrapped around a chandelier. You don’t need a garden affair or a woodland wonderland to bring in the botanicals — this organic look can beautifully accent any wedding theme. Olive branches, ivy, eucalyptus 16/11/2016 9:16:48 a.m. and ferns are popular options. So, wherever you think flowers, think greenery: the aisle, the reception tables, the bouquet and even the cake. Add candles to a table centrepiece, or fairy lights to external decorations or baby’s breath to hairpieces and bouquets. And when you think there’s enough... add a bit more because, well, when it comes to this trend, more really is more.

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for Hair and Beauty at Merivale knows this and offers a very popular Golden Girls Club and the team is continually looking for new ways for all its clients to look and feel their best. Creating looks to inspire individual clients along with offering brilliant ideas, techniques and products is the focus. The team knows that maturing clients have specific hair needs and has recently introduced some brilliant new Silver Line products specifically to tackle these needs. Silver Line gives you glossy, tamed, volumised hair and absolutely flattering colour whether you choose to keep or maintain your grey colour. It is important to have a style that suits your hair, face shape and most importantly, lifestyle. If you choose to let the greys come in naturally, your haircut needs to create shape and make a statement. There are lots of ways to add colour and minimise re-growth, such as foils with highlights and low lights. Perms don’t need to be taboo! A good perm or style support can add manageability and volume to hair. Clients love having hair and beauty therapy all under one roof. Whether it’s for a relaxing facial, pedicure or an eyebrow tidy up, you will walk away looking and feeling fabulous from head to toe. Find the welcoming team upstairs in Merivale Mall or online at

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Visitors flooded back to their favourite alpine destination this Christmas, as November’s earthquake barely rocked Hanmer, which experienced nominal damage to both property and spirit.


e are a strong community. Everyone came to the fore to support each other,” says Harley Manion of Harcourts Twiss-Keir Realty. At the dawn of the New Year, he was already busy writing up contracts. “2016 was exceptional, eclipsing previous years. Given the current activity in January, it’s looking like an even greater year ahead.”

Harcourt’s award-winning agent and family man, who grew up in Hanmer, is privy to local knowledge, such as community life, commercial positioning and the best spots for sun. Harley teams up with his mother, June Manion - an agent for 17 years - to provide attentive customer service with a genuine passion for the area. With many a loyal client, they sell across the spectrum in Hanmer - residential, lifestyle, business and commercial properties. He says Hanmer has specific ‘design standards’ which require pitched rooflines to retain the alpine charm that the area is so wellknown for. “The best of both worlds is owning a home here that also doubles as a holiday rental,” says Harley, who finds his economics degree useful when offering an analytical approach to clients’ financial decisions. “Residential homes start at $359,000, and even at this level can achieve very good occupancies.” He says there’ll also be some outstanding multi-million dollar commercial developments this year. “This is something that Hanmer is going to be really proud of, so watch this space!” Call Harley to discuss your property requirements on 021 149 8050, email, or visit


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Cut back the sugar: As scientific studies and media headlines discuss the dangers of sugar, the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines propose that we consume less than 5 percent of our daily calories from added sugar — that’s about six teaspoons a day, just quarter of what the average person consumes today.

Up the fibre: At its most basic, fibre is the indigestible parts of plant foods. It is the husk on the grain of wheat, the thin strands in celery, the crunch in the apple, the casings on edible seeds. Health literature suggests it has the potential to mitigate heart disease and digestive problems as well as lowering cholesterol, and helping with weight control.

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As we enter a New Year, saddled with expectations and armed with all the motivation our still-merry minds can muster, we’ve got numerous resolutions planned to ensure happiness at the other end.


ome March and our resolve is starting to slip, marking the beginning of a gradual decline which sees all our motivation completely zapped somewhere in between June and July.

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Research shows omega-3 fatty acids can work to reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for brain performance and behavioural function.

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Producing alcoholic beverages since the Middle Ages, Tain in Scotland is now better known for Glenmorangie - regarded as one of the world’s premium whiskies.



The finest tipple for whisky enthusiasts with impeccable taste.

want to look back and go, “I wish I’d drunk that great bottle of whisky and shared great memories with friends”. So, it’s gone. Over a dinner with friends who would appreciate this golden slender, it was mostly consumed, the remainder of it polished off after the November Kaikoura earthquake. If you are interested in sharing the Glenmorangie experience with friends or for yourself, there is an option. Glenmorangie has released a taster box. Take yourself or a loved one on a journey through the exquisite range of Glenmorangie expressions including; Glenmorangie Original, Lasanta, Quinta Ruban and Nectar D’Or. RRP is an affordable $65 and available from the team at Whisky Galore at 834 Colombo Street. So you can have a taste of the best and sample some of the world’s finest whisky to make your own judgement. Slàinte agad-sa.

f you’re interested in expanding your palate for whisky, then you must have a bottle of this in your tasting range. Enjoyed by both the young and old for generations, Glenmorangie is the finest tipple for whisky enthusiasts with impeccable taste and is without a doubt the perfect gift of choice for one of the most important men, or women, in your life. I had a wonderful bottle of Glenmorangie Signet given to me by a friend and valued at a hefty price. Most investors would cringe at the fact I opened it and shared it. Investors look at whisky like some people look at shares; a bottle gaining in price by percentage to be sold at an opportune moment. I think that life is about experiences and when I clip my ticket on my life, I don’t


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The No.4 Bar is the perfect place to soak up the sun and enjoy a glass of chilled champagne or ice-cold beer. Light and airy with aesthetically appealing spaces ideal for alfresco dining, it is a fantastic summer destination located close to the exclusive Merivale Mall. Inspired food choices are offered to customers along with customary exemplary service.


o.4 Weekly Rituals offer something special every day. Start the week in style on Sunday with a pot of delicious wings for $16 while you enjoy live music from 4-7pm and a refreshing pint of cider for just $8.50. No.4 will give you a reason to love Mondays with double loyalty points all day. Tuesday brings the taste of Mexico to your table with $12 Tacos, or $22 with a Margarita. Members of the No.4 social club enjoy $7 pints and selected wines on Wednesday with the chance to win cash between 6-6.30pm. Continue the fun on Concoction Thursday with $10 cocktails between 7-10pm. Start the weekend early with $9 pints

of Heineken all day on Friday. Cocktail Madness abounds on Saturday night between 7-10pm with $10 Tiki Cocktails. Savour the unique flavour combinations of No.4’s mouth-watering Summer Menu. Share a platter; enjoy a light meal or delicious main. Treat yourself to the chef’s inspired dish or a scrumptious prime cut of Fillet, Ribeye or Sirloin. No.4 prides itself on being an iconic Christchurch bar committed to providing customers with the apogee of excellence, combining a great location and fine dining to create the perfect socialising experience.

From the team of most award winning Thai cuisine the Thai Chef’s restaurant was privileged to be honoured Thai Select “PREMIUM”by the Prime Minister of Thailand in recognition of its high standard and most authenticity of Thai Cuisine.

TAKEAWAYS & DELIVERIES Open 7 nights Lunch Monday to Friday


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WOO By Nicholas Henare

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One of the culinary highlights in New Zealand is the team of Josh Emett and Fleur Caulton, so what could be more exciting than the talent opening a prestigious Madam Woo this February in the McKenzie and Willis building?


caught up with Fleur for a chat. “Josh and I have been searching for the right location in Christchurch and believe that we have finally found it, making it the right time for us to have a presence there.” If you’ve been there, you’ll get it; it’s an uplifting experience and has a busy buzz – the perfect backdrop for a fun date night. When I ask what some of the highlights will be, Fleur is able to tempt me with: “Madam Woo Christchurch will offer the same inspired and energetic mashup of traditional Malaysian Hawker Food, fresh Kiwi produce and big, bold flavours.” Hawker rolls are great things. “There are so many great dishes you can eat – Beef and Chicken Ren Dang; Prawn and Pork Fried Noodles; authentic recipes. It’s shared food and trendy sharing plates.” I ask if we can also expect some of Woo’s traditional dishes on the menu. “The menu will include dishes such as Honey and Soy Tossed Squid; Chicken and Prawn Laksa Soup; Stir Fried Pork Belly and, of course, the famous Hawker Roll, a roti Canai-style roll topped with a choice of pulled sticky pork with pickled cucumber, Percik Chicken with toasted coconut, or soy sesame eggplant with red chilli dressing - a dish Madam Woo is well-known for.” Now, I’m a foody, but what type of person will be a raving fan? Fleur says: “The atmosphere at Madam Woo is nothing short of fun, enjoyable and lively with staff that are friendly and knowledgeable, a menu that is full of flavour,

and a drinks list that is extensive. We want guests to leave feeling satisfied both in appetite and experience every time they choose to dine with us.” “The new Christchurch restaurant will be stylishly designed to reflect the colourful personality of Madam Woo. The décor will contribute to the entertaining, fast, and vibrant identity that Madam Woo represents. Our outdoor area will have lots of sun and we have a great, free carpark after 6pm meaning great accessibility.” So Christchurch, you better buckle up and get ready for something a little bit special. I’ll be there for a Woo Brew. What’s a Woo Brew? Halital Beer is a beer partner. Woo Brew is their own lager. It’s seasonal and not the norm on the wine or beverage list. This, along with some really interesting wines and cocktails, equals fun things to drink. Everything is about quality and that pretty much sums up what to expect from Madam Woo too. Enjoy!


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’m sure everyone will be thinking about how they can show their loved one that they care and plan a special treat or something to make them feel special.


espite the obvious commercial spin that surrounds the modern day celebrations, it has a deep rooted origin, dating back to when Saint Valentine of Terni died and was martyred on 14 February 273 AD. How he died is a mystery, although one legend has it that when Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men — his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, reputed to be a priest, realised the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Through the ages, Valentine’s day has been recognised in many different ways, with some believing the real links to a Roman courtship festival. Only since the late 17th century did it become popular to exchange a Valentine’s message with a loved one. But right around 1996 it became very common to take your Valentine for a romantic meal at The Villas. This February, you will receive a free glass of bubbles on arrival and enjoy an intimate evening with your loved one. Book early as space will be limited this Valentine’s Day.

Brunch, Lunch & Dinner


03 359 2930 119 Farrington Avenue, Bishopdale

Christmas at The Villas on Montreal St. We are your # 1 venue for functions and parties this season. Book your group today. • 290/292 Montreal St • • 03 365 6066 •

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FRESH FOOD MADE WITH LOVE It’s not just the freshest homemade food, but the genuinely warm service from Café Raeward’s cheerful team, that’s a stand out.


he bustling Harewood Road eatery is conveniently attached to the vibrant Raeward Fresh grocery store – both becoming gourmet havens in recent years. The food is fabulous and caters to everyone, and the qualified staff members are exceptional. “Our friendly café is managed by Sarah-Jane, and we have a team of eight talented, qualified and passionate chefs in our two kitchens,” says owner/manager Kerri Lee. “Our head chef, Donavan, will walk round with a trolley in the grocery store picking out fresh, wholesome, locally produced ingredients for the café. They are inventive with changing seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as bejeweled pomegranate seeds on lively salads.” All tastes and requirements

are catered for from the cabinet’s paninis, frittatas, gourmet sandwiches and scones through to sinless dairy, gluten and refined-sugar free raw salted caramel or ginger slices. Summer’s breakfast menu is exceptional. Dukka Eggs on Turkish bread is an institution, and the tasty Mexican-inspired Huevos Rancheros are a favourite as is The Acai Bowl, an Amazonian super food power breakfast. The lunch menu entices with sensations such as The Boss Lady Salad – with sesame crusted salmon fillet; Caribbean spiced jerk chicken; or calamari with lime, chipotle and aioli. The licensed café is popular for business meetings, being minutes from the airport. Additionally there’s a courtyard playground so parents can relax while children play. The café’s car park container also serves the café’s same great Vivace coffee and turmeric lattes to take-away. Visit Café Raeward, 800 Harewood Road, seven days a week - 7am-4pm weekdays and 8am-4pm weekends.

Enjoy Summer at Fresh summer fare made daily. friendly, welcoming service Hours: Mon-Fri 7am - 4pm Weekends 8am - 4pm 800 Harewood Road, Cnr Johns & Harewood Rd (03) 359 0138 café

Social Dining at its Finest Open: Mon-Fri: Lunch from 10:30am-3pm Sat-Sun: Brunch from 9am-3pm Dinner from 5:30pm 7 days.

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a place to meet for drinks and sharing plates or enjoy a fantastic family meal in a contemporary, relaxed environment. It provides a social, roomy atmosphere for friends to enjoy a glass of stylish bubbles or perhaps try a Quartz cocktail or refreshing craft beer. Everyone’s welcome to

A new gastronomic heart for Selwyn only 12 minutes’ drive from Hornby.

A generous side of

CONTEMPORARY CUISINE F Rolleston’s wellestablished eatery and watering hole, The Rock, has a new sophisticated sister restaurant – the Quartz Wine Bar and Restaurant.

ine wines, craft beers and tasty plates to share, create a convivial theme where its encouraged to sample different tastes in a continuous feast, without the long wait – or food envy for someone else’s dish! The lofty, modern interior has a variety of seating options – leather deep-buttoned booths, table seating, or comfortable bar stools. Co-owner Andy Jacques says it’s designed as

Valentine’s Day Dining

Evolution of The Rock

Enjoy a Pleasant drive or Ferry trip over to Dark Star Ale House

NOW the restaurant has become

Savour a delightful meal with your loved one Book now for Valentine’s Day Feb 14th 82 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph. 347 4192 Open Mon-Thurs 4pm-late, Fri-Sun 12pm-late


pop in for dessert or coffee – The Plate For Two dessert is very tempting. Cold or hot sharing plates are innovative and interesting - such as balsamic pickled figs, toasted walnuts and honeycomb on sour dough, or popular Panko crumbed Brie wedges. There are great mains like Mac’s apple cider pork cutlets. Steaks are also a specialty, with a choice of sauce and separate sides the whole table can share. And kids have their own fun menu. The family business that opened in October is a new gastronomic heart for Selwyn – but it’s also only 12 minutes’ drive from Hornby – well worth the trip to Selwyn’s exciting township and dining experience. Quartz wine bar restaurant, 82 Rolleston Drive, opens 4pm until late weekdays, and 12pm until late Friday to Sunday. Phone 347 4192 and visit the restaurant at or on Facebook.


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


2E Waipapa Ave, Diamond Harbour Ph 03 329 3245 Open: Wed-Sat 10am-late Sun 10am-4.30pm (Variable)

We take pride in the produce that we sell and grow. Our aim is to get fresh fruit and vegetables to customers.

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Fruit and Vegetable Shop FIND US AT 96 Riccarton Road Open 7 days from 11am. Parking at the Rear. Fully licensed.

Ph. 03 420 8888

Open 7 days - Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm Eftpos available.

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Kiwi favourites with a

CULINARY TWIST The Rose and Thistle has been a mainstay bar in the Papanui area, offering consistent, friendly service to the local community, TAB, gaming, hearty food, and a good selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. The Rose and Thistle has a delicious new menu and fresh contemporary look, with ivy embellishing the roof, a funky bar and lighting. an event, committed to providing the perfect balance between quality and value. The new menu offers Kiwi favourites with a culinary twist: beer battered fresh fish, sticky pork ribs, pasta, and chicken or sirloin steak. ‘Small Plates’ are crammed with flavour and great value for money. Live Bands entertain on Friday nights with Karaoke on Thursday nights. A DJ plays on Saturday nights.

Specialising in tasty, healthy treats

The new menu offers Kiwi favourites with a culinary twist

New Year’s resolutions aren’t easy, but we can help! With foods suited to your dietary requirements or lifestyle choices, we are your number one choice for snacks or lunches.

Text through your order 027 663 3139 Mon-Fri 6:30am-3pm Sat 8am-2pm 100 Bealey Ave Parking around back.

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onveniently located close to the CBD, The Rose and Thistle is an affordable venue for work and social functions. The Rose and Thistle often has drink specials for guests and will design customised food to suit

Let summer sunshine and longer daylight hours tempt you outdoors. The attractive covered courtyard is a great place to enjoy February’s warmer temperatures. Have fun socialising with friends and soak up the last days of summer. The sunlit outdoor area is private, away from the noise of the busy street with plenty of shade and shelter from the wind. Drop into The Rose and Thistle and enjoy hearty food, a cold beer, great company and the friendly laid back atmosphere. Visit 24 A Main North Road, Papanui. Phone 352 7011.

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Gourmet health food for busy people, delivered to your door. Designed by Nutritionists, prepared & cooked by our health food specialist Chefs, using local, free range, organic, wholefoods. Simply reheat & eat!

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Shop 38, Merivale Mall (carpark entrance)

Ph. (03) 356 3500 Open Mon-Fri 7.30am - 4.30pm Sat 8.30am - 4pm

The welcoming vibe combined with fantastic counter food, guarantees a terrific experience.

GREAT COFFEE, GREAT FOOD & A GREAT WELCOME The modern, cheerful environment at Milieu Café on Wrights Road is not only an essential stop for your early morning Hummingbird coffee shot on the way to work, it’s also perfect if you need in-office catering or somewhere for a delicious three course meal in the evening.


he café is ideally situated for workers in the busy suburb of Addington, some of whom love the food, coffee and friendly service so much they call in two or three times a day; and at the end of a busy week, it’s great for relaxing over Friday drinks. The welcoming vibe

combined with fantastic counter food, a choice of great New Zealand wines and international beers, and a fabulous new menu guarantees a terrific experience, whatever you visit them for. Owner David Dai knows customers will be excited about the year’s menu changes as it features

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favourites such as their signature duck legs. Located close to entertainment venues including Addington Raceway, the Horncastle Arena and the AMI stadium, Milieu Café is ideal for pre-event drinks and dinners. The team’s flexible approach means that they cater not only for local businesses, but for a local pre-school’s lunches, offering a reduced-sugar and tasty noodle alternative to other caterers’ packed lunches. They are also happy to welcome group bookings for special events any day of the week including family celebrations, lunchtime buffets and three-course meals. Open seven days a week and for dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday, find them at 112 Wrights Road or visit

Dangerously good coffee for the true connoisseur to enjoy with the finest of deli food Available for functions & catering services



376 Riccarton Rd Church Corner Mall, Upper Riccarton P. 341 7421

Mon-Thurs 7am-4pm Fri 7am-Late Sat & Sun 8.30am-3.30pm

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

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Dancing Sands Sacred Spring


DRY GIN CHERRY BRAMBLE Designed by Alejandro Patterson on behalf of Dancing

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

Open 7 days for Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Mon – Fri. 8am till late Sat – Sun. 9am till late 416 Williams Street (opp Kaiapoi Golf Club) P: 03 260 1618 •

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COCKTAIL Cherry Bramble was designed with summer in mind and to enjoy the short cherry season. Refreshingly sweet and tart, it nicely complements the smooth Sacred Spring profile.



• Crushed ice • 45ml Dancing Sands Distillery Sacred Spring Dry Gin • 30ml freshly squeezed lemon juice • 15ml sugar syrup • 6 cherries, 5 to crush, 1 for garnish • 1 sprig of mint for garnish


Place all ingredients into a mixing glass.


Muddle the cherries to extract the juice.


Crush some ice and add to a rocks glass.


Strain your drink over the crushed ice and garnish with a cherry and a sprig of mint.

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In k tchen BILLIES SEASONINGS, CATERING & MORE Hand mixed seasonings, all natural, gluten free. Small Event Catering including High Tea. Menu Mentoring and Tasting Billies. Kitchen Shop and Online Shopping. Please join us for High Tea in the Garden on the 12th Feb at 9 Oxford Road Rangiora from 10.30 am $30 per head including complimentary Bubbles.

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

Ph 0276354140 to book your table


Sesame Sushi & Asian Fusion

9 Oxford Road, Rangiora.

33 Elgin Street (Corner of Colombo St & Elgin St) Ph. (03) 943 7872

Treat your loved one this Valentine’s day – pop in-store or online for our beautiful selection of macarons and other sweet treats...

J’aime les macarons

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

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

Dunsandel Country Cafe & Bar

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

Looking for a fresh New Zealand oil that delivers in the kitchen? Pick up a bottle of the Good Oil. Now available in all good South Island supermarkets

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Canterbury Cake Supplies

32 New Regent Street Above Penelope’s Cakery Deli, Christchurch Ph.03 365 3264


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Ali’s Lemons Fresh, traditional, distinctive Made with love by Ali in Christchurch. Ali has the answer to easy summer entertaining: Lemon Mushrooms and Lemon Caramelised Onion as part of your favourite tasting platter. Delicious Contact Ali:

The Winemaker’s Wife Available at Frank’s Beer, Wine & Spirits Super Liquor Edgeware & Papanui. RRP$22.

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


The Colombo Mall, 363 Colombo St Ph.03 365 2440 Find them on Instagram

Give your sweetheart an edible bouquet this Valentines available in Chocolate, Vanilla or Gingerbread. Our bouquets can be customised in flavour, colour and size to suit your taste and budget. Delivery available, order today!

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

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A MUST-VISIT, this historical Villa’s makeover, paired with mindfully created food from Chef Elliott, trained at Jamie Oliver’s programme. Daily fresh bread, salads, smoothies 23 Mandeville Street Ph. 343 3375

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High-octane sounds coming to

The ukulele has been often met with tongue in cheek jibes and hands clamped over ears. But not anymore.


ega-talented and dynamic trio, The Nukes, have revolutionised the ukulele, delivering high-octane humour and originality through their reckless and riveting live performances. A harmonious blend of folk, bluegrass, reggae and post punk, is catapulted out from three ‘innocent wee ukuleles’ enthralling audiences who love the band’s captivating sounds.

The Mega-talented and dynamic trio, have revolutionised the ukulele. Dave “Fingers of Fire” Parker, David “Snapper” Thiele and Benjamin “Country Boy” Collier hail from Auckland and will seduce a Cantabrian audience with their self-made music and lyrics on their upcoming tour. Coinciding with the release of their third album, The Nukes will perform (among many other venues) at the famed Laboratory in Lincoln on Monday 27 March. For further information visit

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back to beat the

school blues By Melinda Collins

You’ve survived the school holidays, that’s a real feat in itself. But not quite sure how to tackle the back to school blues? Here are some fun ideas to make the transition a bit more fun.


et the children involved in selecting the school supplies. Whether you’ve got a little organiser who likes to cross things off a check list on your hands, or one who enjoys the in-store ‘hunt’ for supplies, why not make this a fun exercise? Better yet, let them choose how to decorate those super boring exercise books. A great idea is to use photographs, stickers and clear

Celebrate back-to-school with something that will make your child feel confident and ready for new adventures.

Duraseal, perhaps some glitter for the girls because, well, everything looks better with glitter, right? Buy a special back to school item. Whether it’s a new school bag or lunchbox, celebrate back-to-school with something that will make your child feel confident and ready for new adventures. Make some fun term-time plans, whether it’s trips to the beach in the weekend, or a movie night at home with the family. Whatever the plans, it will give you all something to look forward to during the long week. While you’re at it, why not sit down as a family and plan some goals for the upcoming year? But don’t forget to get your thinking caps on about next Christmas! Get up nice and early on the first day of school and surprise the kids with their favourite breakfast on their first day back. Nothing says ‘cheer up’ like a six-tier pancake stack oozing in syrup…. And for yourself? If you’re back to work too, why not print and frame some of those beautiful holiday snaps to sit on your desk at work to brighten up the working week?

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LULLABY By Kate Pierson

There is a beautiful, equality driven concept called The Baby Box programme that originated 75 years ago in Finland. Ireland has recently adopted the phenomenon which sees every newborn provided with a simple but generous care pack containing a sleeping box and other essentials like nappies.


he Baby Box is gifted free to new mothers and exists to give all babies, no matter their background, the same start in life. It is an inspiring philosophy – one yet to make its way to the Long White Cloud. Until that day, and even when that day comes, we can rejoice in the opportunity to create a dreamy space for the special new babes that come into our lives.

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Discover whimsical practicalities and nursery accents that will transport you and your little one to a place of magic.


We’ve found our favourite fairytale décor and have created The Baby Edit – discover whimsical practicalities and nursery accents that will transport you and your little one to a place of magic. All mothers can no doubt relate to the days where motherhood takes a toll, and at the risk of sounding superficial, a space where you and baby can just bond and rest does make a difference. For nursery inspo, start a Pinterest board. You have nine months to prepare, so DIY is also a possibility if you’re feeling creative.

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UNDER THE SEA By Kate Pierson

The title of this piece may have led you to believe we’re going to reminisce about the good old days of Princess Ariel and The Little Mermaid or perhaps that we’d provide you with a how-to guide for transforming your living room into a simulated aquarium. Not quite.

Christchurch’s Leading Renovation Professionals

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hile we are certainly fans of nautical life we’d rather pay homage to the beauty of the ocean and its occupants with more of a light touch. Themed statement pieces are best as accents – linen, candelabras, ornaments and the like - with a broader nautical visual narrative achieved throughout the colour scheme. Crisp blues and whites make the dream décor combo, achieving a clean and modern yet timeless aesthetic.

Artwork with a marine-life theme creates a sense of whimsy and romance in the home with heavy, weathered leather trunks and trinkets like vintage binoculars and telescopes the perfect way to pay homage to ‘a space of crystal completeness’ as Pablo Neruda described it.






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WHITE By Kate Pierson

At Metropol, we’ve been hit with a white out. No, we’re not talking about a weather bomb, but rather a delightful décor genre that spells out summer in a stunning visual for the bedroom.


s a colour, white connotes a purity, freshness and minimalism that many other colours strive but fail to achieve. Despite its virtuous qualities, unfortunately it can also fall victim to normal wear and tear a lot faster than its peers on the colour spectrum and it tends to be more high maintenance when it comes to care. Simple tips like removing makeup before bed and dealing with any stains as and when they arise is just common sense. But if you want to



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keep your sheets dressed in their Sunday Best then a dash of mild vinegar might be the best companion for them when you’re putting them through the wash. The mild acid in vinegar is said to act as an excellent cleaning agent, neutralizing alkaline food stains while fulfilling extra domestic duties as a freshener and whitener. As with anything, quality is essential and seeing as the average person spends 33 percent of their life sleeping, comfort is key.

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HOME By Kate Pierson

The egg chair – a veritable jewel in the crown for an already beautiful abode – is no shrinking wall violet. It has earned and owned its place in the décor hall of fame having stolen the show when it arrived on the scene in the 50s and 60s.


t was designer Arne Jacobsen who pioneered the trend creating the first egg chairs in the 1958 for the Radisson Hotel of Copenhagen in Denmark. The hanging egg chair is both eye candy and practical addition to your environment whether you introduce it to your balcony or your bedroom. From crochet to rattan, right through to fiberglass, you can literally hang out in style in your home. Add decorative pillows or cozy throws to introduce layers and points of interest.


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NEW SHOWHOME NOW OPEN Contact: Adam Edwards t: (03) 377 9051 e: Office: 42 Sherborne Street, St Albans, Christchurch Open: Mon to Fri 9am-4pm. Closed Public Holidays

2 Carpenter Drive, Prebbleton Showhome Hours: 12pm-4pm Wednesday to Sunday Closed Public Holidays

protect your precious artworks by using conservation protection glass which blocks out UV and airborne contaminants, essential for safeguarding them. Mirrors are a home essential, and Eco Frame & Mirror have something for everyone. They have an extensive range of round mirrors, hotly-favoured by designers, as well as bathroom mirrors with de-misters that, in spite of their constant use, are affordable and effective. They are always looking for the latest on-trend products, so you can be guaranteed to find that perfect mirror, including over-mantel, dining room and of course the all-important entranceway mirror to make your home complete.



on the wall – and so much more Whether you want a classic dressing mirror for your bedroom sanctuary or a bespoke frame for a statement piece of art, the team at Eco Frame and Mirror have something for every style and budget.


ocated in new premises based at 394 Colombo Street, with plenty of parking at the rear, there’s a large range of bespoke mirrors, a mixture of contemporary and traditional framing options, and an impressive corridor of mirrors to the showroom where the team offers the city’s most comprehensive range of framing and mirror services. The Eco team always have at least 5 of their experienced staff available to give an in-depth consultation to get a sense of each client’s personal style, and give expert advice on how to present your work to look its absolute best. This team is led by Dan Sutherland – a Guild-commended framer with over 18 years’ experience, who is available to come out to your home for an onsite consultation. As well as custom framing, Eco Frame & Mirror offers an art-hanging service popular with homeowners, business-operators and retirement villages. The specialist art-hang team will ensure that any items in your home, including artworks, mirrors and furniture, are fixed on the wall to a quake-safe level - an important factor here in Christchurch City. Art can be a savvy financial investment, a family heirloom, or appreciated purely for its beauty. It is an integral component for achieving excellent design in any space. Eco Frame and mirror can future-proof and

RESTORATION BEFORE & AFTER Eco Frame & Mirror are specialists in the restoration of old or damaged photographs, scanning and repairing cracks, tears, stains or faded colour to make precious memories look as good as new. The right mount and frame will enhance the photograph and make sure it is a wonderful addition to a living space. There is a superb range for clients to select from, and where possible, they use wood that is sourced from sustainably-produced timber. They upcycle wherever possible – this means that as a consumer, you can feel that you’re purchasing from a company who not only minimises wastage as much as possible, but recycles wherever they can too. Because of this, Eco Frame & Mirror is able to offer you fantastic value for money. The Italian Bellini range has proven so popular since it was introduced last year that it has been extended. The manufacturing process uses handfinished moulding techniques utilised by generations of craftspeople. Unquestionably Eco Frame & Mirror’s top range, there are stunning, high-gloss, ultra-modern options, ideal for finishing a kitchen through to a dining space in open-plan homes; other options are more traditional. These individually sculpted styles give artlovers the chance to bring gallery-standard frames into their home. Call in to see them at 394 Colombo Street or visit

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By Kate Pierson

A range of chairs available from Joe Jandals HQ

And the Style Gods said, ‘let there be light’… the décor geniuses among us have certainly delivered!


ight now we’re feeling particularly affectionate towards striking table lamps boasting form and function. Our personal favourite features strong, angular lines. An elegant combination of midnight black and polished brass offers a contemporary influence within a space that wants to introduce a sophisticated but subtle degree of light. From hallways to bedrooms, a table lamp can illuminate your space and has a portability that offers flexibility to your décor scheme.


‘Taj Mahal’ - a love story etched in stone! The perfect gift for Valetine’s day. Now instore at Kabchi’s Homewares.

‘Humphry’ the Hare exclusive to us in NZ from the UK available from Art & Frame.

‘Divided Nation’ a high relief sculpture by Hamish Southcott from the duo exhibition ‘Full Circle’ with Tania Bostock at Little River Gallery from February 11.

‘Birthday Angels’, a different one for each of the 12 months available from Art & Frame.

Morroccan Light

BEAUTIFUL & Unique homewares

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Just arrived, stylish Morrissey leather bags. Available at Coco Gifts.

12A Main North Rd Papanui, Christchurch Phone 027 709 7701 Parking behind building

By Kate Pierson

A home that embraces eccentricity is a home after our own hearts.

Roses on Sale. Huge range of healthy flowering roses available - bushes, standards, climbers, patio, available at Querky Style. Illustrated plates available from Industria.


Fraser 700 round folding table with 2 Windsor folding chairs $352, available from Kenneally Timber Products.

Agree Teatowels from Terra Viva.

Make a statement with a stylish red bag available at Burwood Pharmacy.

My Kitchen Rules / oven rack push-pullers from Terra Viva.


ne of the latest décor crazes that has got right under our noses is fashionable food items in the form of furniture. In a nod to pop culture and in a somewhat satirical move, designers have transformed the political discourse around the ‘Fast Food Nations’ in our midst into some rather eye-catching accents for the abode. Perch or put your feet up on donuts or hamburgers; perfect for the kids’ playrooms or as extra seating for those late summer BBQs.


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T Sumner Surf Life Saving Club

Makes a Splash At a sold-out event in Christchurch on 18 November, projects and organisations that are fundamentally shaping the future of Christchurch, were recognised for excellence in the property industry.

he highly-coveted awards recognised eight impressive category winners at the Air Force Museum. South Island Branch President Roger Davidson commented that the Property Council were thrilled to celebrate local people who have demonstrated the type of expertise, ambition and commitment that is essential to the future of the Garden City as it transitions towards its new normal. “I am very proud of our region and our ability to withstand and manage ourselves through devastating natural disasters. We have all shown resilience and strength, and the drive and determination to progress forward.” The recently-built Sumner Life Saving Club took top spot on the night – the Property Council New Zealand Supreme Award for Excellence. Nominated by Wilson & Hill Architects and Hawkins Construction South Island, the club replaces the original surf club pavilion that was demolished following the 2011 earthquakes.” Industry leader Stephen Collins also received significant recognition, taking home the Kirk Roberts Consulting Engineers Award for Service in acknowledgement of his longstanding commitment to the sector.

2016 WINNERS: Greenwood Roche Young Achiever of the Year Award: Nick Yannakis, Powell Fenwick The Buchan Group Urban Design and Architectural Merit Award: Sumner Surf Life Saving Club, Wilson & Hill Architects WSP| PB Best Project Team Award: Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club, Hawkins Construction South Island & Team Prendos Property Industry Associate of the Year Award: Lee Howard, Aurecon NZ LTD Resene Outstanding Leadership Award: Craig Jones, Corbel Construction Anderson Lloyd Judge’s Choice Award: Ryan Croy, Hawkins Construction South Island Kirk Roberts Consulting Engineers Award for Service: Stephen Collins Property Council New Zealand Supreme Award for Excellence: Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club, Hawkins Construction South Island.

Fa shion lea ders in tiles & ti mber f looring Christchurch 167 Victoria Street 03 378 3870 Queenstown At the Frankton BP Roundabout 03 451 0215

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The face of


The use of ‘altruism’ and ‘corporate’ in one sentence could be considered an oxymoron but Nick Yannakis, of highly respected engineering consultancy firm Powell Fenwick, has refreshingly flipped that notion on its head. And so has the organisation itself for that matter.

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he deserving recipient of the Greenwood Roche Young Achiever of the Year Award in the 2016 Property Council New Zealand Southern Excellence Awards, Yannakis has found his stride working for a company that is the embodiment of the values he holds dearest – integrity, innovation and community-centricity. Powell Fenwick is devoted to great culture as much as it is to delivering an integrated service defined by an economical system. It is no surprise therefore, that Yannakis has found a sense of belonging and tremendous success at the firm. Over a decade, Yannakis has earned extraordinary expertise in Pool Water Services as a Technical Director. He has been involved in a number of the most prolific infrastructural projects in Christchurch including Jellie Park Redevelopment, Graham Condon Recreation & Sport Centre and Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre as well as community projects such as West Spreydon School Pool. One of his first managerial projects included his position as Services Lead for the multi-award winning, $13 million Selwyn Aquatic

Centre in Canterbury with the services engineering undertaking by Powell Fenwick. Yannakis’ outstanding portfolio also includes leadership of the $30 million EA Networks Sports Centre, and specialist consultancy work on the Liz van Welie Swim School in Tauranga and the Wanaka Aquatic Centre. He was recently chosen to work as the client representative for QEII Recreation and Sport Centre and to work on the new $300 million Metro Sports Centre. A palpably doting father and loving husband, Yannakis’ extraordinary career evolution can be distilled down to one key virtue that cannot be overstated: loyalty to community. This, combined with his special gift of helping to foster democratic participation among people of all ages, makes Yannakis an incredible asset to the Garden City. In his own words: “Christchurch people are active in wanting to develop things in their own backyard, people want to be involved with their community and my family and I love it here because of that. We wouldn’t want to leave.” For more information about Powell Fenwick visit


Sumner surf club a

community triumph Sumner’s new surf lifesaving clubrooms epitomise Hawkins’ approach to building better communities.


he building with a ‘wave form’ roof has become a Sumner landmark, defining the entrance to the suburb. Architect David Hill says the success of a project often comes down to how the team members relate, communicate and work together. The seven members of the club’s rebuild committee, Hawkins, Wilson and Hill Architects and the consultant team pulled together for the award-winning $2.8 million project. Hill says the project benefited from regular site meetings, good communication and positive relationships between team members. “The Hawkins team was key to achieving this,” he says. “The standard of workmanship was high. For example, they laid a section of the curved roof on the ground so we could discuss and refine the details before installation,” says Hill. Hill sees the building as a milestone in Sumner’s earthquake recovery. “The positive feedback has given a lot of locals a sense of contribution.”


The facility won the Supreme Award at the Property Council’s 2016 Southern Excellence Awards, as well as winning Best Project Team. In a big night for Hawkins, its South Island New Business Manager Ryan Croy also won the Judge’s Choice award. “It was a fantastic opportunity and the team made the most of it,” says Hawkins site manager, John O’Sullivan. As a community project, Hawkins held

Leadership rewarded


barbeques celebrating construction milestones and hosted walk-arounds to give club members a sense of the new floor space. “We really let them get involved. These guys were operating out of sea containers for four and a half years so they were super keen to get stuck in.” Andrea Johnson worked with Hawkins, alongside her husband, surf club president Murray. “We had a fantastic relationship with Hawkins. They were always incredibly professional and as passionate about the outcome for our club as we were.” “Many surf club members had a full time job on top of being involved in the build and Hawkins was very tolerant and obliging of our situation,” she says. Hawkins South Island Regional Manager Steve Taw says the new club facility is a true representation of what is possible when a construction firm and consultants partner with a community organisation. “The project team worked closely to provide cost effective and innovative solutions to challenges,” he says. “And to encourage local community engagement throughout the design process, we created an online forum to generate ideas which was well received.”


t just 33 years of age, Ryan Croy, Hawkins South Island New Business Manager has been recognised for his leadership and passion in Christchurch’s earthquake rebuild. Ryan recently won the Anderson Lloyd Judge’s Choice Award in the Southern Excellence awards. “When you think about Ryan you think about passion and strategic thinking,” says Steve Taw, Hawkins South Island Regional Manager says. “At Hawkins we recognise our young leaders and it’s about fostering and encouraging guys like Ryan to reach for the stars. His business acumen and relationship-building skills have made him a valued member of our leadership team.” Ryan’s achievements include high-value bids for projects including the Christchurch Town Hall and University of Canterbury.

Building Better Communities with Passion, Leadership and Attitude

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Wainoni 308 Woodham Road


Much loved family home.

0800 500 123

A short drive to New Brighton Beach and close to Eastgate mall and all surrounding shops, the city, reserves, bus routes and schools. A large fully fenced section with loads of opportunity for someone who wants to create their suburban utopia, all-day sun or entertaining on the patio. Three generous bedrooms with a studio for the teenager or a workshop for dad. Plenty of storage for the nuts and bolts of family life. A log burner that keep this two story property warm in winter and great section for outside play. What more could you want? Visit me at the next available open home to make your mind up.

For Sale By Negotiation View Thursday 12:00-12:30, Sunday 12:0012:30 Nicholas Henare 0275723469 Next Step Office 03 386 0311 Next Step Realty Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd. Licensed REAA (2008)

St Albans 115A Forfar Street

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There is simply no substitute for quality. Designed and built by Build Republic this brand new home certainly delivers on that brief. Cedar cladding, black Linear and charcoal joinery combine to create a striking first impression. The well considered layout of the home creates light and airy living with an organic flow from room to room. The central hub features an open plan kitchen with quality appliances. The epitome of luxury is illustrated in the master bedroom where a stunning tiled ensuite with matte black fittings and a walk in robe will surely exceed expectations. Two further double bedrooms with built in robes plus an office means that this home will cater to singles, couples or families. The location is superb and is in zone for St Albans Primary, Heaton Intermediate schools. There are no compromises here, this is a home that will deliver on its promise of quality. 74 February 02, 2017 Metropol

Auction Thursday 16th February 2017 at 6pm, Onsite (unless sold prior) View See website for viewing details Rebecca Toone Licensee Salesperson 0273 553 304 LICENSED (REAA 2008)


City Centre

The Talk of Town


Situated a minute walk away from Victoria Street and Hagley Park. This statement townhouse is brand new with exquisite finishes. 365m² freehold title with a surprising amount of land. A standalone design that is spread across three levels with an approximate floor area of 222m². On the ground floor you have a large double garage with marine carpet. You will also find the third and fourth bedroom or office and a well-appointed bathroom. Following on to the first floor is the second bedroom with its own ensuite and an entertainer’s living arrangement. Kitchen with quality appliances, great storage and stylish finishes. At the top you will find the luxurious master suite. Three heat pumps, under-tile heating and double glazing. Zoned for superb schools.

12pm, Fri 24 Feb 2017 (unless sold prior) 3 Deans Ave, Chch

View Contact agent for viewing times

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

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