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Think about it… “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso

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he highlight of my week was the Fanfare Celebration event held in the Mashina Lounge at the Christchurch Casino recently. Christchurch history was made as guests watched the live feed of Neil Dawson's Fanfare being switched on for the first time. This permanent landmark – six-storey's high with 360, 1.5m pinwheel fans is New Zealand's largest public sculpture and sits beside the Northern Motorway to welcome people into our renewing city. Fanfare struck a particular chord with me this week as I had just returned from Melbourne where their public art is outstanding. Think of their giant Ferris wheel lit and looking spectacular in the city scape. The flame towers running the length of the Crown Casino promenade, and on a smaller scale the quirky statues and art that is scattered around the CBD and in the laid-back laneways. I hadn't put a lot of thought into public art until recently, and so when I had the chance to ask Deborah McCormick, Director of Scape Public Art Trust about what public art means to her and how it is evolving in Christchurch it was a fascinating insight into how these subtle (and not so subtle) introductions change the vibe of a city and create its identity (pages 8, 9). Creative writing is also a wonderful art and Flash Fiction is a fascinating and thought-provoking form. The shortest story ever written is just six words long and attributed to Ernest Hemingway. Read that story and others in fewer than 55 words (pages 14, 15) and you may be lured into joining in on Flash Fiction Day on 22 June. Continuing the arty theme this issue we have Showbiz back in full swing, expression through fashion, and inspiration for a black and white home interior theme. Unleash your creative side this winter and enjoy a wonderful adventure of the mind.

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KIWI TEAM IN NEPAL Christchurch's Sam Johnson has helped organise the construction of 70 transitional shelters in outlying areas of Nepal that have had no assistance since the devastating April earthquakes. Johnson, who founded and led the Student Volunteer Army after the Christchurch earthquakes, has joined forces with the RiseNepal organisation to build temporary homes in the village of Chaimale, about three hours from Kathmandu. His mission has the support of Air New Zealand and other benefactors. “We have an ambitious goal of putting up 1000 shelters or homes. We had a group of 10 young Nepali volunteers help our New Zealand team collect and organise roofing iron, framing and wire. Johnson's team is also helping the Friends of Himalayan Children Inc. lead by Nepali Som Tamang who is focusing on the hardest hit areas of mountain villages where most homes and schools collapsed in the earthquake.


Chris Cornell Due to exceptional demand for tickets during the pre-sale period a second Christchurch show has been confirmed for Saturday, 21 November. Pre-sale tickets are available through Ticketek. Chris Cornell is an innovator who transcends genre. He was the chief architect of the '90s grunge movement and retains one of the best rock voices of all time. Achieving multi-platinum success with three legendary bands, Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog – and in the process selling more than 30 million records worldwide - he has forged his own unique identity over three decades as an iconic and universally acclaimed songwriter, guitarist, composer and lyricist. Isaac Theatre Royal, Friday 20 November and Saturday 21 November.

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rt, and in particular public art, is a life motivator for Deborah McCormick. Director of SCAPE Public Art Trust and its Christchurch Biennials, Deborah gets a buzz out of assisting in making free public art challenge our senses, every day, in and around the city. Her vision is for Cantab’s to be excited, engaged and stimulated by contemporary art. Take for example the recently installed Fanfare – a bold, contemporary, large-scale sculpture that is 20 metres in diameter with 360 onemetre wide, wind-powered pinwheels that welcome people into the city elegantly by day and spectacularly when lit at night. Public Art gets us talking, challenges our imaginations and puts soul and character into our city. I caught up with Deborah to discover more about her love of art…


McCormick You have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UC; what inspired you to study the arts? Creativity, in many shapes, has always inspired me and has been integral to my life. From a very young age I was involved with drawing, collage, sewing, crafts, music and theatre. But it was my art teacher, Nancy Bracey (at Christchurch Girls’ High School) who encouraged me to apply to the School of Fine Arts at The University of Canterbury. Her husband, Ted Bracey, was head of the school at the time.

What is your personal creative forte? My Fine Arts Major is Photography. My early work included development of large scale photographic installations exploring gender politics and identity. Do you continue with this endeavour personally or commercially? While I don’t currently make much of my own work, I have been known to make the odd work for friends and family, for special occasions, from my overseas travels.

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What led you into making public art, and art and industry consulting a career? My mum said to me one day, as graduation drew near, “So dear, what are you going to do with this expensive degree?” There weren’t many openings for young arts graduates in Christchurch back in 1998! So I took a proposal for a one-off exhibition called ‘Art and Industry’ to the Council’s arts adviser Warren Pringle. Together we set up a Trust and co-directed the first Biennial series of works in 2000. 17 years, 160 temporary and 9 permanent works later, I’m still working in the same field. I am very fortunate to have worked with some of the greatest current artists in New Zealand and internationally. I thrive on working with artists from their concept ideas to then bringing specialists together to make their artistic vision and concept a reality. You are influential in the installation of both temporary and permanent public art. Which top three are the most thought-provoking temporary installations? Amongst those would be; Ziggurat (2000) by Pauline Rhodes, See Change (2008) by James Oram and Ahakoa he iti (2004) by Keri Whatiri & Rachael Rakena. Ziggurat was a large pyramid structure that was formed out of gabions and river stones at 10 metres square rising to 5 metres in height placed in Hagley Park. See Change saw a single-person sailing dinghy suspended from a rotating tower crane over Cranmer Square. This was making comment on two important symbols of the transformation in Christchurch’s urban development: the boats and ships from the past and the cranes from the present. Ahakoa he iti was produced as part of Lightscape and was a projection and sound based work onto a rock in front of Christchurch Cathedral.

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And permanent? For me, Fanfare by Neil Dawson recently completed at Chaney’s Corner, Tree Houses for Swamp Dwellers on the corner of Colombo and Gloucester Street and Solidarity Grid by Mischa Kuball in Park Terrace. As a city we have been fortunate to have been gifted several permanent installations, which have captured the public’s imagination most? I think Fanfare; this is due to the sheer scale and beauty of the piece. Not only that, Fanfare has a story of journeying back to Christchurch from Sydney. There are also the fascinating engineering aspects with its 360 degree fans that rotate in the wind and breaking system (that slows the spinning fans in high winds). Moreover it signals a welcome, lighting the way from Canterbury to the city. As a city how do you think we are doing with our public art presentations? Following the earthquakes Christchurch has had a proliferation of public and street art activity. When many of the galleries were damaged or closed the arts community and

artists took to the streets. For me this is exhilarating and I strongly believe that Christchurch can and will, build on the great work done through the transitional period. We can become a destination known the world over for its impressive and eclectic public and street art collection. What do you enjoy most about the art industry? Being an enabler. I love working at the interface of artists and industry, problem solving and delivering great art. My passion drives me to think big, push boundaries, seek out teams of experts and the very best artists in New Zealand and internationally. On a more personal note; what is your favourite item of clothing? A red wool Kate Sylvester coat with brass buttons. What is one thing Metropol readers would be surprised to know about you? I enjoy equestrian, dressage, show jumping, cross country and I’m keen to get an all-terrain motorbike


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200 years on 200 years ago, on Sunday 18 June 1815, the Duke of Wellington's Anglo-allied soldiers fought against Napoleon's French army in the Battle of Waterloo. The short but furious struggle marked the end of 20 years of conflict and began an era of peace which lasted nearly half a century. Over 190,000 visitors will make the trip to Waterloo in the next couple of months, with over 50% of those attending or appearing in the battle re-enactments marking the anniversary. This is almost the exact same amount of visitors as the 174,000 soldiers who fought in the battle 200 years ago.

Fanfare DIARY THIS A new permanent landmark can be seen standing tall over the Canterbury Plains. Neil Dawson's Fanfare, New Zealand's largest public sculpture, has been officially presented and illuminated. This visionary six-storey-high sphere is covered in 1.5 metre steel pinwheel fans and can be illuminated in a spectrum of colours at night.


Random acts The global charity Dress for Success launches its Random Act of Likeness Campaign in July. The campaign aims to spread messages of positivity and raise funds for the important work the charity does. Paying someone a simple compliment can have a profound and positive impact on how a person feels. From 27 July to 1 August, Random Acts of Likeness will make available on its Facebook page a 'Like Card' for users to share, either on their own News Feed or on their friends' Walls – so people can spread the feel-good factor for all to experience and enjoy: For every LIKE corporate partners will donate dollar for like to Dress for Success. So the more likes the page gets the more donations Dress for Success will receive. A Dress for Success client dressed and ready for an interview.

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Swashbuckling CSO From Disney comes the second instalment of Captain Jack Sparrow's epic and darkly magical adventures with his crew of miscreants in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. This blockbuster movie, on the big screen at Horncastle Arena, is accompanied live by the CSO with over 70 musicians and choir performing the dramatic score by Academy-award-winning composer Hans Zimmer. 4 July 2015, 7pm in the Horncastle Arena. Book now at Ticketek or visit for more information.

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RIGHT PEOPLE AND RIGHT SYSTEMS It's a trusted name in Human Resources Management with a long history of developing the people, productivity and performance of New Zealand businesses. The international company Drake has been operating in this country since the 1970s and in Christchurch since the early 1980s.


ollowing the earthquakes the Christchurch office, now based in Ferry Road, has been working with a variety of industries to assist them to recover and move forward with the right staff and with the appropriate systems to be profitable into the future. Drake is much more than simply a recruitment company. Andrew Johnson heads a team of five consultants specialising in permanent and temporary staffing and in the suite of HR services and solutions to maximise the investment organisations have in their people. These cover everything from behavioural and skills assessments, professional development and performance management to team building workshops, succession planning

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TO HELL WITH POVERTY’S LOCAL LAUNCH Scorpio Books recently hosted a book launch with author Rodney Loredo, celebrating the release of his latest authorial offering To Hell with Poverty, a highly entertaining account of a Kiwi couple hired as domestics to run a magnificent English country house.

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By Hans Petrovic


WHEN LESS IS MORE The shortest day of the year, Monday, June 22, appears to be the perfect choice to celebrate National Flash Fiction Day (NFFD) with samples of small but perfectly formed short short-stories.


his free literary event, to be held in Christchurch from 6-8pm at The Twisted Hop, 616 Ferry Road, Woolston, will occur at the same time as the Auckland and Wellington award events. Morrin Rout, well known literary presenter, will compere the evening. Open to the general public and for readers and writers alike, the highlights of the event will include readings from Christchurch writers, the announcement of the National Flash Fiction Award competition and the South Island Writers' Association Flash Fiction Day competition.

Celebrated writer Owen Marshall, a judge of this year's NFFD competition, will announce the winners, as well as read from his own work. Co-organiser of the event, Frankie McMillan, explains that flash fiction stories typically range from 300 to 500 words, although what has been described as a six-word story is attributed to Ernest Hemingway. It simply reads: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." "Most short short-stories follow the traditional structure, with a beginning, middle and end, and usually focus on a character. They're short on words but


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long on depth," says Frankie. "However others can be more a-slice-of-life approach or are experimental. "I'm a writer and poet, and this form suits my abilities - using words and images to suggest something larger. Flash fiction also forces the writer to use language economically and effectively." The evening will also see the New Zealand launching of a book, "The Norton International Anthology of Flash Fiction", which includes work by local writers Frankie McMillan and James Norcliffe. To add to the fun, spot prizes will be given throughout the evening.


SOBER INTELLIGENCE by Sage Romano I watched some fool stumble out of the bar and into a car. When he swerved down the road, I pulled him over and administered a field test that proved nothing. He requested a blood test; there was no alcohol in his blood. “What's your game, pal?” “I'm the D.D.” “Designated driver?” “Designated decoy.”

BEDTIME STORY by Jeffrey Whitmore “Careful, honey, it's loaded,” he said, re-entering the bedroom. Her back rested against the headboard. “This for your wife?” “No. Too chancy. I'm hiring a professional.” “How about me?” He smirked. “Cute. But who'd be dumb enough to hire a lady hit man?” She wet her lips, sighting along the barrel. “Your wife.”

GRATITUDE by Andrew E. Hunt The street lights were a warm welcome from the oncoming chill of darkness. The parkbench's curvature felt familiar under his tired old spine. The wool blanket from the Salvation Army was comfortable around his shoulders and the pair of shoes he'd found in the dumpster today fit perfectly. God, he thought, isn't life grand.

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LOCAL CAFÉ ADDS CHARITY TO THE MENU Local café and bar Mama Hooch raised a massive $10,137.50 at a Pink Ribbon breakfast and auction in May, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. The Colombo Street bar would like to thank the suppliers and supporters who donated items and attended the breakfast, and staff for donating their time for the event.

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As part of the wide range of styles to be played at its Music Festival, Alliance Française de Christchurch will be bringing a musician from New Caledonia to perform at the Wunderbar, in Lyttelton, on Sunday, 21 June.



oagan is a singer and songwriter whose music is inspired by the traditional Kanak rhythm from New Caledonia. “My music creates bridges, brings together and confronts,” says the young artist, whose style is unique, merging contemporary and traditional sounds, offering reggae, rock and soul, in which the rhythm is created by bamboo sticks.

The fast-rising star was awarded the Export Prize at the 2014 New Caledonia Music Awards. This enabled him to tour the world this year, showcasing New Caledonian music. Also performing at the Wunderbar will be talented local artists, including Side Swipe, Sabroso, Sans Tribe and The Brooms, with music ranging from jazz to acoustic folk harmony, eclectic country blues and popular music.

The Alliance Française de Christchurch is a registered charity committed to advancing cultural and social ties between New Zealand, France and the French-speaking world. It has been established in Christchurch since 1959. The Music Festival will be part of the last night of the Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights, with $15 tickets available at the door of the Wunderbar, at 19 London Street.

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BRIDAL OPEN NIGHT WOWS BRIDES-TO-BE Wilkins Bridal recently opened its doors to the city's brides-to-be, with an open night at their Pilgrim Place store where guests could enjoy a glass of wine while they perused the beautiful designer gowns and bridal wear.

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Kiwis love to cruise New Zealand has maintained its position as one of the world's fastest growing cruise markets, with new figures showing a record 65,609 Kiwis enjoyed a cruise holiday last year. New Zealand passenger numbers surged 10.6 per cent in 2014, positioning the nation as the third fastest growing cruise passenger market in the world, after Australia (20.4 per cent growth) and France (13.6 per cent).


Breast Cancer research Lewis Road Creamery is backing Breast Cancer Cure's mission to find a cure for breast cancer by repackaging its most popular organic cow's milk, Homogenised, as Lewis Road Creamery Breast Milk for a three-month period. Twenty cents from every 1.5 litre bottle purchased during this time will be donated to Breast Cancer Cure, the charity committed to finding a cure for breast cancer by 2018.


Look good, feel better Lewis Road Creamery's Angela Weeks says that despite being called Breast Milk, the product inside is the same delicious Lewis Road Creamery Pure Organic Milk it has always been – fresh from the farm, and a cow.

The demand for Look Good Feel Better's life-enhancing workshops is at its highest, as every day 60 Kiwis will learn they have cancer. The national charity provides free workshops for people with any type of cancer as they manage the gruelling side-effects of their treatment. The nationwide Feel Better Month campaign starts 1 July. Donate directly at or gift your time through volunteering

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f the newest venture of the craft beer connoisseurs behind the Twisted Hop is anything like its Woolston predecessor, the tasty new Lincoln treat will be well worth the wait. Martin and Lisa Bennett, owners of the Twisted Hop – which celebrated its 10th birthday last year – are building an experimental brew house, bar and restaurant at Lincoln's West Belt. Locals themselves, Lisa and Martin


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World-class company in full swing After an extended hiatus due to earthquake interruption, Showbiz Christchurch is back in full swing to provide us with much-needed, world-class fully staged musicals at the Isaac Theatre Royal.


he not-for-profit production company has been presenting outstanding musical theatre since 1938, when it began as the Christchurch Operatic Society Inc, but was put out of action by the second major earthquake in February 2011. Showbiz Christchurch came back into full production in April of this year with a sell-out season of Andrew Lloyd Weber's The Phantom of the Opera. To further get Christchurch's foremost producer of musical theatre going again, in May it appointed as general manager Michael Bayly, who has extensive experience in both business and the performing arts. Michael brings a broad and nuanced background to the position and, under his guidance, Showbiz is now preparing for its second post-earthquake production, Monty Python's Spamalot, which starts at the Isaac Theatre Royal on September 4 – exactly five years after the first earthquake. Showbiz's last season at the Isaac

Theatre Royal before it was closed by the February 2011 quake was Sweeney Todd, which was staged during October 2010. In the following February, they were already preparing their next production, which was to be Spamalot. By the time of the second quake, the cast were underway, in full rehearsal for Spamalot, which was scheduled to begin on April 1. During the quake itself, Showbiz's wardrobe department was working at its Balfour Terrace premises, sewing the armour suits for the Knights of Ni, a bunch of spoof characters in this musical comedy set in the times of the legendary King Arthur. The power went out, the sewing machines stopped and the staff had to leave the building. They were not permitted back in for three months but, on their return, switched on the machines and completed the armour. A huge Excalibur sword, which was also at the Balfour Terrace building, was bent out of shape when a wall collapsed on it.

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“Over 24,000 people came to see The Phantom and every reviewer said this version was better than any other they had seen previously. No expense was spared. The sound, lighting, set and costumes were all world class.”

Excalibur is now being reshaped. Based on the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot follows the exploits of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in pursuit of the Holy Grail through a variety of ludicrously loopy settings, accompanied by a bevy of beautiful girls, not to mention flying cows, a killer rabbit and even some rude French people. Showbiz has reopened in new premises at 369 St Asaph Street, which include its offices, rehearsal studios and other facilities for the preparation of its big productions.

And after the huge success of The Phantom of the Opera, Michael is already confident that Spamalot will also prove to be a big hit. “Over 24,000 people came to see The Phantom and every reviewer said this version was better than any other they had seen previously. No expense was spared. The sound, lighting, set and costumes were all world class. Our local talent were so passionate about the experience that it gave the audience an evenbigger experience. The end result was truly world-class,” says Michael. After Spamalot, Showbiz already has plans for Mamma Mia!, Hairspray and Evita in 2016.

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By Cheryl Colley

A NEW CHAPTER IN THE CBD For the Christchurch office of chartered accountants Staples Rodway an exciting chapter in their history is now being written.


e've very recently moved into new offices in the Tavendale Centre on Durham Street, opposite the law courts,” says Spencer Smith, director of Staples Rodway. It's an extremely safe, strong and energy-efficient building, with enough space for us to grow into the future. It's nice also to have dedicated meeting rooms for our clients which provide all the technology and amenities you'd expect. There's also ample parking onsite and that's a real plus for our clients.” For the team at Staples Rodway the 'plus' is also that their new premises are situated among the many financial and professional services firms that are congregating on the western edge of the central city. This will be very convenient for client meetings involving lawyers, bankers and other professionals.

“It's been a two-year transition period for our staff and our clients,” says Spencer. “People have been very patient, but now we are just happy to be settled and able to give our full attention to providing clients with our depth of expertise in all aspects of accountancy, tax and business advice.”

“PEOPLE have been very patient, we are HAPPY to be settled.”

Spencer Smith Staples Rodway's new offices are located at Level 2, 329 Durham Street. You can contact the team on (03) 343 0599. Their website is

NOW LOCATED at 329 Durham St

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Phone:03 343 0599


Smooth transition D

ressing for winter this year has meant anything from furs and knits to a light t-shirt under a jacket – temperatures have swung from winter to mild autumn‌ or is that a hint of spring? Trending now, Yvonne Bennetti's Winter Luxe 2015 collection comprises of the perfect pieces to see you seamlessly from fresh to friendly climes...

Left to right: Jayne Blouse $445 & Nina Pant $495, Abella Jacket $1,800 & Biker Pant $695, Sara Trench $795, Gabrielle Jacket $550 & Biker Pant $695

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Enter a

By Rachel Smith

world of wellness

When Amaya opened its doors early this year, owner Kitty Chin knew the exact experience that she wanted to create for her clients.


want my clients to leave the world behind and to opt for the ultimate in relaxation and wellbeing in an intimate environment,” says Kitty. “It is important to have time to ourselves and we invite our clients to leave their busy life at the door.” Amaya specialises in traditional Chinese massages, from full body massages and foot therapies to cupping and thermal therapies. Amaya's signature foot therapies are guided by Oriental heritage, but influenced by local cultural diversity, with different parts of the body mapped out on the sole of each foot. Treatments focus on relaxation and relieving any stress or pain which clients may be experiencing and are designed to bring balance and equilibrium to meet the needs of each individual. Massage therapist, Angelic, has 20 years of experience in body therapy and is an advocate for the many health benefits her clients receive from the array of treatments available, including improved sleep and digestion as well as weight loss. “I enjoy helping people,” says

Treatments focus on relaxation and relieving stress or pain.

Angelic. “It makes me very happy to help people to heal.” Every foot treatment begins with a 15 minute soak with either traditional Chinese herbs or a blend of organic ingredients from La Clinica, in one of their stunning treatment rooms. Clients receive a neck and shoulder massage while their feet are soaking, followed by massage

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Foot massage Cupping therapy Full body massage Chinese thermal therapy


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therapy to their feet, and complimentary detox herbal tea and fresh fruit. Cupping is another recommended therapy and one which is regularly used by A list celebrities internationally. Cupping involves the placement of small glass cups on the skin, and is often used in combination with massage to the back and neck to reduce discomfort and stress. Amaya also offer the less well-known thermal therapy, which creates a therapeutic heat over the treatment area and is a very popular overseas. Visit Amaya on Facebook, at 48b Bryndwr Road, or call Kitty on (03) 351 1381 for more information.

WINTER style


amaya Born in Milan NOW OPEN IN Shop T36 (opposite of the Farmers) CHRISTCHURCH! the Hub, Hornby Mall


FRINGE BENEFITS Patterns, prints and textures‌ these stunning pieces channel the decorative and playful trends of 2015, from delicate laser cutting and transparency to fringe detail and subtle '70s motifs.

All from Lana Boutique, from left: Mischa Collection Paulina Dress $290, Stylestalker Ming Pants $185, Zabanna Giselle Bag $279 Stitch Ministry Drape Shirt $140, Mischa Collection Petra Crochet dress $219, Three Of Something Metamorphosis Cape $129


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91% natural organic hairdressing and beauty therapy Restart Mall 29 High St Rangiora 152 Cashmere Rd P. 338 3654 P. 366 0790 P. 03 3660 790

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Cosmetic surgery with local anaesthetic - Eyelid, neck and face lift surgery - Liposuction and VASER liposculpture Cosmetic medicine - Skin augmentation and injectables Dermatology - Skin and mole checks - Skin cancer surgery

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By Rachel Smith

A shopping


EXPERIENCE A wander through The Tannery is an experience to be enjoyed – check out the latest in fashion and homewares, sample some great coffee and food and take a walk along The Boardwalk.


Leather Handbags Travel Bags, Mens Gifts, Evening Bags and Accessories Shop 3, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Christchurch 03 381 8956


n emerald green sofa takes pride of place at Out of the Box on The Boardwalk. Owner Karen Sheridan opened the shop with the idea of filling it with special pieces for the home - quality furniture made to order in any style and fabric by a local craftsman. The sofa is just one such piece. New in store is Orbitsound, a sound system with both great sound and style. Orbitsound creates 360° sound from its uniquelyshaped Spaced 360 and also its Soundbar in bamboo or black – all designed by a sound technician from London who worked with The Who, amongst others. Inside The Atrium, it is hard to walk past the delectable chocolate at She Universe Chocolate and Dessert Bar. She Universe chocolate is just a taste of the She Universe experience, with their chocolate made with love and meaning, using cacao beans from Samoa.


Barry - Smith’s Bookshop She Universe Chocolate

Woolston Ph. 03 377 1772 Cell. 021 023 53897 Out of the Box 30 June 18, 2015 Metropol

All products are gluten free, many are dairy free and there is a huge range of delicacies to choose from including their Koko Samoa chocolate rolled cacao bean, the original Belgian deluxe hot chocolate with flavours of ginger, cardamon and salted caramel, a Kohu Road ice cream, or the best of both with an ice cream sundae. Smith's Bookshop has shelves filled with beautiful books which are designed to be treasured and read again and again. This may be one of their selection of books for children, a recipe book to linger over, or one of their newly arrived books such as A West Coast Engineman by Ian Tibbles. This illustrated book is a wonderful read for those who worked in, or have fond memories of, the great days of railways. Visit The Tannery at 3 Garlands Road in Woolston or at


By Wendy Dunlop

The Perfect Antidote to Stress Forget stress, work and winter weather, Beauty Progress offers the perfect antidote. Owned by award-winning therapist Wendy Barker, I find an oasis of beauty treatments to soothe both the skin and the soul.


begin with a Thai body massage by Anne, whose expert training in Thailand has been much sought after since she joined Beauty Progress three years ago. Lulled by gentle music and surrounded by Thai-inspired décor, Anne can tame the knots and niggles in your muscles, release the tension in your joints and massage your scalp, neck and temples with just the right amount of pressure for you to remain at ease. Every muscle group is soothed, smoothed and stretched. Then my aches and pains melt away with divine hot herbal pressure pads, like hot stones, only softer! All too soon the massage finishes with a hot towel wrap soaked in fragrant oils and a refreshing drink of water or Thai green tea. I am loath to leave and so are my muscles. But next, it's time to complete my “top to toe” pampering with a facial and relaxation treatment with Wendy. Her extensive experience includes being invited to distribute France's superior GERnetic skin care range into New Zealand. First formulated to heal third degree burns, its 200 different plant extracts deliver all the nutrients to the skin that aren't being fully supplied through nutrition. Following Wendy's assessment of my


skin and selection of the right GERnetic products for me, I happily submit to deep cleansing, a gentle tonic to prepare for further treatments, super nutritive cream to balance the skin's chemistry and a firming cream around the jaw, eye and neck areas. I revel in a hand and nail massage while a mild Argini Mask works its magic. My skin feels as if it has won Lotto and

Anne, Orn and Wendy I am undoubtedly in the care of an expert who recommends regular skin and massage treatments for optimum health and well being. So why not treat yourself today? Located at 171 Waltham Rd, Beauty Progress is open 7 days and 7 late nights. Phone (03) 379 4315 or visit for appointments and information.


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Street style starlets Stylist Stephanie Rumble of Bright Red

Ballantynes Dressy casual, or street style, is often an area where people struggle for ideas. Check out these outfits from the team at Ballantynes. Build these looks by starting with a patterned coat, shirt or knitwear piece then add garments from the colour references in the print. Don't forget a funky bag and great pair of shoes to finish it all off. Enjoy the layering and accessories that make winter dressing so much fun.

Ballantynes 1 Vassalli Slim Leg Jean in New Blue $169 Cooper Top Tea Sundays in White $69 Camilla + Moore Capote Striped Wool Blanket Cape in Navy/Grey $479 Minx Pippity Pop Boot in Burgundy $249 Olga Berg Clutch in Shiraz $69


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Ballantynes 2 Meredith + Moore Versailles Dress in Graphite/Magnolia $219 Isaac + Lulu Cocoon Coat in Beet $559 Nu by Neo Slip on in Zebra/Black $189 Deadly Ponies Mr Market Bag in Grey Felt $440


When it comes to rocking street style you have to go the extra mile, wearing on-trend clothing and finding the funkiest accessories that grab attention from passers-by…

Ballantynes 3 Diesel Getlegg Trouser in Dark Blue $299 Sylvester Tucked up Blouse in Rusty Rose $225 Stolen Girlfriends Club SGC Audrey Coat in Plaid $749 Oroton Mini Bag in Tan $425 or Deadly Ponies in Ivory $59 Hispanitas Taller Ankle Boot in Crosta Negro $355

Ballantynes 4 Lonely Hearts Roll Neck Sweater in Navy $229 Karen Walker Lace Spot Swing Skirt in Khaki $149 Huffer Relaxed Jacket in Grey Marle $249 Matte Nat Vintage Bag in Hemlock $228 Indaco Hat $69 Miss Wilson Angus Boot in Petrol Blue $329

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Pair your stripes with a floral print for a contrasting combo.








Stripes and checks are the latest prints to dominate the international runways and are showing strongly for our winter. Classic and playful, stripes and checks, balanced by jewel tones and ontrend accessories are the way to update the monochrome pieces in your wardrobe this season.


The Old Meadery French Vintage Chic Boutique

French Brocante and Antiques, bianca lorenne bedlinens and all things beautiful for your home 273 Plaskett Rd Fernside Rangiora P. 03 313 1366 Hours: Wed - Sat 10am-5pm or by appointment

New Orthodontist for Chch Christchurch Orthodontics are proud to welcome Orthodontist Dr Christine Bailey to the practice. Chrissy, is excited to be back in her home town, and invites your inquiry. Providing treatment options for all ages including Invisalign clear aligners and clear braces to ď€ t your individual needs and desired results. Our vision is to provide excellence in both orthodontic treatment and service Dr Christine Bailey Christchurch Orthodontics Ltd Dr Russell Lovatt & Dr Christine Bailey 157 Fendalton Road, Christchurch Ph: 962 0334 Email: 34 June 18, 2015 Metropol


BALANCES Two classic patterns that perennially stand the test or time are stripes and checks.







Stripes and checks work well with formal blazers.


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WINTER WONDERLAND OF FASHION Lane Neave and ANZ Private treated their clients to Winter Wonderland – an evening of fashion and beauty at Ballantynes recently. With bubbles, canapés, a unique showcase of creative styling, beauty tips, pampering and shopping, guests enjoyed a very special evening in the stylish store.

Nicki Thorne, Joyce Wylie, Erin Higgins

Jo Hopkinson-Haigh, Marlene Hopkinson, Ann Inglis, Jodi O'Loughlin

Gale McCarthy, Anna Larson, Deborah Floyd

Marianne Dutkiewicz, Jackie Behrnes

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Vicki Barnett, Tracey Prince (Metropol)

Kathryn Lister, Nicole Shea


By Rachel Smith

Shining examples Michaela Fenton instantly knows her favourite piece of jewellery at Harrington Showcase Jewellers – an emerald cut yellow sapphire shouldered by two princess cut diamonds, set in 18 carat yellow gold.


background in design and a love for jewellery led Michaela to her position at Harrington's, where her work involves everything from assisting customers to working with their network of local craftspeople and training new staff. “I've been making my own jewellery since I was a little kid,” says Michaela, who describes herself as obsessed with jewellery as a child. From simple beads on a string she moved onto completing a Degree in Design at CPIT, which included a range of visual arts and silversmith skills. Her knowledge of the structural aspect to designing a piece of jewellery is invaluable when working with customers, many of whom have a specific design in mind. Taking their design idea as a starting point, Michaela and the other experienced staff at Harrington's work with each customer to discuss design options, with an extensive catalogue of work to draw from. “The look on people's faces, when they are so thrilled with the resulting piece, is the highlight of my work,” says Michaela. Often this is remodelling of a sentimental piece gifted down the generations, with the original stones

's faces, n people o k o lo “ The rilled are so th y e h t n e wh piece, esulting r e h t h wit y work.” ght of m li h ig h e is th

altered to a more secure and contemporary setting. For others it may be a celebratory piece, with Michaela recently working with a couple to find a ring for the husband to gift to his wife for their 60th wedding anniversary. “To see someone finally find their perfect piece,” says Michaela. “That's

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what it's all about.” Harrington Showcase Jewellers stock a wide selection of jewellery, including Karen Walker, Kagi, Evolve and Ellani, and a range of pieces for both men and women. Visit Harrington Showcase Jewellers at Barrington Mall and on Facebook, or phone (03) 331 8131.

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Our guarantee is in your smile Ph. 355 4704 206B Papanui Rd, Merivale Metropol June 18, 2015 37


HIGH TEA MEETS FASHION IN WAIKUKU Waikuku's popular Twine Antiques and Louis Who stores recently held a Tea Party and Fashion Show fundraiser. Titled 50 Shades of Pink, the event at the store in Waikuku's old Mill was a complete sell-out, with proceeds from the auction to raise funds for former staff member Sarah Newell's cancer treatment.

Toni Edinburgh, Julie and Laurie Anderson

Miranda Sinclair, Melissa Booker, Pip Blyth

Paula Vanmeer, Kylie Tolman

Ingrid Davis, Jennie McWhannell, Janet Murray

Carol Fraser, Jan Milne

Emily Boyd, Chris Louttit

Jacinta McCusker, Shirley Sutherland

Joanne Mills, Judy Liddell

Jane Dowle, Catherine Dowle, Anne Dowle

Liz Gallavin, Tracey Cormack, Nikki Baird

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Stylish DESIGN Now available, boots & handbags in a variety of winter colours & styles


Award winning stylist’s and colour technicians

Now Open in Rangiora

Bags in black & white, pumpkin $199

pure hair and body 91% sustainable, natural, organic hairdressing Also available a large selection of sewing accessories Minx ‘Now’ Boot $289

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Quilters Quarters

A treasure trove for the craftsperson 9 High St Rangiora Ph. (03) 313 6765

29 High Street, Rangiora Ph. 03 3127563 152 Cashmere Rd Ph. 338 3654 Restart Mall Ph. 366 0790


MUST DO's in North Canterbury

ART SCENE A Canterbury iconic Art Exhibition celebrates its 10th year birthday over the weekend of 10 to 12 July. The Kaiapoi Art Expo is one of the largest in the Canterbury region with over 500 works on show over the two-day event. The expo will feature three guest artists – Raymond Herber, Andrew Carran and Philip Trusttum and over 100 local artists from around the Waimakariri. Arts in Oxford is an Art Centre with a vision for ensuring people of all ages and backgrounds can create, learn, demonstrate and display visual art. Arts in Oxford has a dedicated workshop offering opportunities for people to engage in workshops and classes, a fine art gift shop and the purpose built gallery which currently is showcasing the Essence of a Landscape exhibition by Micheline Robinson. Micheline Robinson is a French Canadian painter now based on the Kapiti coast and Arts in Oxford is the location for her first solo exhibition in New Zealand.

Scared Scriptless

SCARED SCRIPTLESS I'm sure many have heard of this rollicking night of entertainment being boasted about in Christchurch. The Court Theatre - Court Jesters are returning to Clarkville bringing the hilarious comedy show for adults out to the Waimakariri. The show starts at 7.30pm on 31 July with tickets available Clarkville School Office.

OBSERVATORY IN OXFORD You don't have to travel far to view the night sky through a big telescope as Oxford Area School has their own purpose built observatory. Oxford is the perfect location with its low interference from human light and the clear skies that rise above the local foothills. Open nights are hosted twice a month during winter but watch out for the special nights where Saturn is showing and there is a “once in a blue moon” night coming up also. Details can be found on their website and entry is by a gold coin donation. Micheline Robinson

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20 hours free ECE for 3-5 years old. Sessions/full days available. Opening hours: Monday –Friday 7.00am-6.00pm

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WHAT'S NEW in the Waimak' Kingsford Kitchen is becoming renowned in the Waimakariri for the wonderful meals and dining experience offered, but the Continental owned café/restaurant is now also offering Devonshire Tea during the week and High Tea Tuesdays.


Kingsford Kitchen

Querky Styles

he Devonshire Tea will have the English drooling at the fresh scones with jam and cream and you can choose from any hot beverage you wish. However the range in the High Tea Tuesdays has six treats to nibble away at including any hot beverage all for only $19.50. Check for times and while only available during the week, Kingsford Kitchen are not ruling out making this a possibility on weekends. Rangiora had more great news this week with Winnie Bagoes announcing they are going to be opening in the old Blue Rooster and Bordeaux site in central Rangiora in the coming months. Joe's Garage which is on the opposite corner from Winnie Bagoes is currently refitting the old car wash site as it gears

Plough Hotel


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up to also open in Rangiora. The Alfred and Victoria St intersection will be the place to be with an eatery on every corner. New owners at the Plough Hotel in Rangiora, Mike, Amy, Luke and Golda, see the hotel as an important part of the local community. The Plough, a Rangiora landmark since 1861, provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere, with bar, restaurant, accommodation, bottle store, and garden bar with outdoor play area for the children, all in an historic building full of old-world charm. The team have been busy revamping and reinventing the hotel which is a locals' favourite and a destination for those needing a city escape. Querky Styles have brought and moved recently. They can now be found at the iconic Roses of Cust on the Inland Scenic Route 72 in Cust on your way to Oxford. Roses of Cust and Querky Styles really do complement each other with their passion for all things gardening but it's also the wee surprises you will find in the way of giftware, knick-knacks and jewellery that delight.

Showcasing New Zealand Bou que Wine and Cra Beer with strong provincial collec on


7.30am - 5.00pm weekdays 8.00am - 5.00pm weekends

Kaiapoi Florist The Only 7 Day Pharmacy In North Canterbury

in the of Kaiapoi For beautiful flowers


We deliver!


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OPENING HOURS Open every day 8.30am-6.30pm including Public Holidays

1/46 Main Street, Oxford M. 029 374 8002 T. 03 312 4688


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Fax 03 313 8209

Ph. (03) 327 6535 121 Williams St,Kaiapoi


LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Hanmer Springs and the Hurunui District is an ideal and very convenient destination for any conference, meeting, wedding, family celebration, or Christmas function if you're thinking that far in advance


ebbie from Amazing Days has put together a suggested itinerary that will impress even the most jaded in your group whether it s work colleagues, friends or family:  Begin in Christchurch, stop o at Glenmark Station and board the steam train.  Join your bus at Waikari then visit the Hurunui Village Cafe and enjoy a delicious Devonshire Tea, or lunch.  Continue to Hanmer Springs and experience a jet boat ride.  If you didn't have lunch on the way through to Hanmer Springs there are plenty of options for groups from 2-200 in the village.  Then get your group moving!  Activities in Hanmer Springs include:  Golf, quad biking, mountain biking, team building, spa treatments, farm park for the family, skiing and shopping, there is something for everyone and no visit is complete without a visit to the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa.

Let Amazing Days plan your Event with a Stunning Hanmer Backdrop!


Amazing Days specialises in the Hanmer Springs & Hurunui District. With a huge amount of knowledge in weddings, small meetings, conferences and functions of all types. I believe there is something for everyone in Hanmer Springs and the

Hurunui District. From boot camps to 5 star executive luxury, a huge range of activities including the opportunity to have exclusive use for your staff function at the award winning Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa.

Much more than fudge – also Gourmet foods, Old fashioned lollies, women's accessories, scarves, handbags, gi ware 1/30 Conical Hill Rd, Hanmer Springs PHONE 03 315 5210


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&ACCESSORIES fashion, gifts

‘Sierra’ available in Indigo Suede. $229.95

Ziera 229 Papanui Rd Merivale Ph. 355 4400


Love Stitch Poncho All Over Holes, vailable now at

The W Room 9f Normans Road, Strowan, Christchurch.

Fredrick Ashley Fendalton Mall, Memorial Ave. Phone: 03 351 5892

Make winter a whole lot warmer with the latest Untouched World™ Ecopossum™, fine Merino, Brushtail possum and silk garments and accessories. Untouched World™ Flagship Store and Café: 155 Roydvale Avenue, Ph: 357 9399 Untouched World™ Re:START Store: N13/96 Oxford Tce, Ph: 365 9533

Amazing New Regent St model! Always something new to view at

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Image Consultant and Personal Stylist. Get confident about how to create your own personal style! Ring Esther P. 351 9986 or 027 2231 310 e.

Visions Metaphysical Collectibles 129 Seaview Road, New Brighton Ph.388 8921

Leanne McCurrie Personal Make up Lessons 1 1/2 hrs Reduced to $50 per person (Normally $100) Book now to secure your place . Phone 0273736716


Neo Victorian style ..Tulle skirt with boned corset over bolero.

Madam Butterfly’s Vintage Style Boutique 477 Ferry Rd, Woolston 0274 594 052


A wedding veil

the ultimate accessory


ith all the focus on your wedding dress, you might have put off thinking about your wedding veil. But before you write off a veil as a silly little piece of fabric you’ll wear for half an hour, take inspiration from these gorgeous handmade, modern and replica veils…

Bespoke silk tulle and lace wedding veil Luxurious ornate bespoke silk tulle wedding veil decorated with French lace, appliques and Swarovski diamante. Handmade to order. Photograph courtesy of Sarah Gawler

Replica vintage silk tulle wedding veil Replica of a bride's grandmother's vintage 1940s silk wedding veil with applique flowers and embroidery. Photograph by Philip Fearnley.

Bespoke replica vintage silk tulle wedding veil Bespoke replica of a bride's grandmother's vintage 1940s silk wedding veil with applique flowers and embroidery. Handmade to order. Photograph by Philip Fearnley



A perfect match




bespoke, perfectlyfitted wedding ring, one that sits seamlessly beside your engagement ring, is a marriage made in heaven. Polished Diamonds in New Regent Street will take the width and depth profile of your engagement ring and, regardless of its style, will craft a wedding ring to sit as a perfect set upon your finger. Then, the award-winning, manufacturing jeweller will use architectural CAD to model your ring so you can see how it will actually look. Add in workshop direct value and you have highest quality craftsmanship, at affordable prices. Your uniquely designed and engineered ring is futureproofed and backed by a lifetime guarantee. For your own slice of perfection, contact Polished Diamonds 0800 233 299 or

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ridal. It’s a word that strikes terror in the heart of many a fashionable couple, conjuring up visions of old fashioned clichés. But fear not, we’ve curated our most stylish picks for a wide variety of ceremonies, from a registry office quickie to a garden gala. From the cake stand to the bunting, the flags and quirky keepsakes.

Alice in Wonderland

style Spiral Cake Stand Show off your captivating cakes on this romantic spiral staircase cake stand that's

sure to impress. The cake stand is made of card and It comes flat packed.


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Mid Winter Christmas Function Special Group bookings our speciality • Cafe • Licensed Bar • Func ons • Group Bookings

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trappings for Wedding DayBliss WEDDING HEART BUNTING This gorgeous white heart shaped wedding bunting will put the final touch to your very special day. Each heart flag has criss-cross stitching around the edges.





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Eyesight & learning difficulties

We focus on providing the educational staples of reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic, yet sometimes our children don't have one of the most basic building blocks for achievement.


t has been estimated that as much as 80 percent of the learning a child does occurs through their eyes and, although you may not make the link between the optometry field and learning difficulties, it is an area the team at Anstice & Associates Optometrists is all too familiar with. We often assume if a child can see well at close range their vision is working well and this is often the biggest barrier to parents having children assessed. Yet a thorough optometric assessment will often unlock visual instabilities behind reading and learning difficulties. Having tested thousands of children with learning difficulties, Anstice & Associates has found there is often a visual component to dyslexia, dyspraxia and specific learning disorders. Anstice & Associates Optometrists practice Schoolvision principles – specific

Jeremy and Dharshie techniques designed to uncover the hidden visual instabilities that can cause a child to read and learn poorly. An Anstice Schoolvision Assessment goes beyond general optometric testing to uncover visual instabilities that can be stabilised using specialist prescription lenses. The only Schoolvision trained children specialists in New Zealand, Anstice & Associates Optometrists' directors Jeremy Fox and Dharshie Hughes are passionate about helping children reach their full academic potential.

“Seeing these children progress rapidly at school once the mechanical visual barriers have been eliminated is exciting and rewarding. Their self-confidence soars along with this. It can take as little as putting on a pair of specs in class to achieve results.” Visit the Facebook page to see some of the success stories as families share their Schoolvision journey

The only “Schoolvision Specialists in the South Island

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HOT PIE hunting


oining the panel of expert judges this year is top NZ chef, food columnist and author Martin Bosley. Bosley says as the most egalitarian of dishes, it is unsurprising Kiwis have an enduring love affair with the humble pie. “For a brief moment in time, it doesn't matter who you are or what you do, nothing else matters when you have a decent pie. “Whether it's a crisp pastry base soaked with sauce or gravy, with a burnished, golden pastry top, or, an open one with a creamy filling over a soft under crust. A pie can be a classic or something with a modern twist, something new yet familiar with a filling that both delights and surprises.”

Pie makers around the country are rolling up their sleeves as they prepare to compete in the 19th annual Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards.

With entries being judged across 12 categories, and 49 awards to be won, Bakels managing director and judge Brent Kersel says the level of competition heightens every year. “In past years we've had entries of pork and puha, pork and watercress, a myriad of sweet pies and last year we had the impressive lamb cutlet pie take away the Supreme Award. It's always interesting to see what the competition turns up as our bakers continue to push the boundaries.” Winners of the 2015 Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Award will be announced on Tuesday 21 July.

The Lamb Cutlet with Kumara Mash pie. 2014's Supreme Award winner by Michael Kloeg of The Clareville Bakery, Carterton.

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When bear met lion by Hans Petrovic

Alesha Bilbrough-Collins believes in “real food” and offers it to public through her BearLion Foods delicatessen at Brighton and her Saturday stall at the Christchurch Farmers’ Market at Dean’s Bush, Riccarton.



o her, “real food” can cover just about everything, as long as it’s actual food that is good, healthy and seasonal, with flavour and fresh ingredients, organic and local. It also means applying fine-dining standards to everyday food. Alesha’s incredible knowledge of the ingredients available can be seen in the variety of the ever-changing range of salads available at the deli.

On a recent visit, the four salads of the day consisted of: · Miso roasted eggplant, avocado, coriander, activated buckwheat, chilli and nigella seeds · Organic beetroot, kale, dill oil, roasted apple and nutritional yeast · Organic mixed rice, peas, cashews, roast-garlic omelette, lemon zest and Vietnamese mint, and · Organic roasted carrots, dried tomatoes, fenugreek yoghurt, currants and pickled walnuts. Alesha carefully layers the ingredients so that each individual flavour is identifiable and each component works in harmony with the others. I took home the eggplantavocado salad and was amazed just how distinct all the flavours were. There’s also a range of other offerings at both BearLion Foods and the farmers’ market, featuring a wide range of

ingredients, some of which you may never have heard of. Depending where and when you go, you may find a wasabi and spirulina guacamole, bacon hand-cured with organic coconut sugar, banana and hemp seed cake, chilli jam, lamb and pork sausages completely free of artificial preservatives, flavourings and fillers.

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“I’m always learning about different ingredients, some inspired by childhood memories like putting nutritional yeast on toast, which is high in Vitamin B12. This is why our food and flavours change all the time,” says Alesha. “I was a privileged child, growing up in the Marlborough Sounds. My mother was a fantastic cook and my father was a keen hunter who taught me about the wonders of the outdoors. I always wanted to use what Mother Earth provides.”

Depending where and when you go, you may find a wasabi and spirulina guacamole, bacon hand-cured with organic coconut sugar, banana and hemp seed cake, or chilli jam lamb.

Alesha started at the CPIT for a cooking certificate at the age of 16. Her first job in Christchurch was at the Honeypot Café in Lichfield Street, where she learned how a kitchen was run. Then, it was on to Australia, including the Catalina fine-dining waterfront restaurant at Rose Bay, Sydney. The most inspirational influences were in London, working for Ramsay Holding’s Maze Restaurant and then moving onto working at one of the Ottolenghi delicatessens. Founded by renowned Israeli/British chefs and restaurant-owners Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, this turned out to be the deli of her dreams. Alesha acknowledges that the time spent there shaped her career. Also specialising in salads, the chefs working for Ottolenghi were constantly encouraged to

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taste everything to ensure nothing short of perfection left the kitchen. Ottolenghi’s basic philosophy was to make people happy with his food – and this is also a major driving force for Alesha, who is also constantly mindful of the health factor, particularly after having to be treated for chemical poisoning caused by pesticide and weedkiller. “We have to ask ourselves where our food is coming from. I saw the extreme need for real food, especially at the takeaway level.” says Alesha. “There is also need for focus on education in food choices, including good fats, natural sweetness, organics, raw and living foods, without the use of refined white sugar or flour.” BearLion Foods caters to people with food allergies. You’ll find healthy smoothies that taste good and have healing ingredients. There is even Charcoal Lemonaid, made from a bamboo-charcoal

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that aids in detoxifying the system. Alesha also runs a catering service and plans to start a cooking school later this year. Opened late last year, BearLion Foods was named after Alesha (the Lion) and her husband, John (the Bear). Located at Shop 3, Carnaby Mall, off Brighton Mall, the deli is open Thursday to Saturday, from 8.30am to 2.30pm. Check out the BearLion website for more details on the deli, market stall and catering options.

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Crying out for comfort food? When winter arrives we all start yearning for heart and tummy warming, old style, home cooked favourites.


o cater for those cravings, the bright and quirky Purple Weka Cafe and Bar has launched its winter menu. Lambs fry and bacon with red currant jelly, curried sausage and mash, and hot soup of the day, join two of the cafe's favourite dishes – savoury mince on toast with a poached egg and the “outstanding” creamed mushrooms on toast. “Its food like our grandmother used to feed us down in Middlemarch,” says coowner Callum McDougall. “Good Kiwi tucker and generous serves, perfect for a cold weekend.” The Purple Weka is a real family affair. “Family owned since day one,” says Callum proudly. He, his wife and father Stu are partners and Stu is the cheery cheeky face behind the counter most days. The eclectic collection of mirrors, old china and furniture belonged to

Food like er our grandmoth used to give us.

Callum's grandma, while the kids' toys are donated - somewhat reluctantly - by Callum's son. As a family affair it is naturally a great place for family dining, with something for everyone. In addition to the tempting cooked-to-order dishes, there's a large and well-stocked cabinet with plenty of salads and healthy options and an attractive kids' menu. Apart from pastries and sweets, all food is made on site by the three hard-working

chefs and the service from the whole team is legendary. Bright, welcoming and slightly funky, The Purple Weka offers warm Kiwi hospitality and food to appeal to one and all. It is also licensed so diners can enjoy a beer or a wine with their weekend brunch or lunch if they so desire. The cafe is open seven days, 8am to 4pm, with the kitchen team cooking up a treat till 2pm. There's plenty of free parking, especially at the weekends.

Simply delicious... Fendalton’s Favourite Café For enjoyable experience, excellent fresh food, coffee and service

Fully licensed café bar restaurant

PURPLE WEKA Café & Bar A centrally located café with its own twist on Kiwi café dining. Providing you with a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy great coffee and some real Kiwi (Weka) Kai like Nana used to make. Plenty of car parking. Don't be a bird brain…. Get your Weka fix!

Have you booked your mid winter get together? Gluten Free options Weekend Breakfast Specials Underground Coffee Fully Licensed

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Our menus start from $45 and are complimented with our mulled wine to get you started.

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A breath of fresh fare Ma Baker, formerly KB's Bakery, the corner café and bakery in the Bishopdale Shopping Centre, is still run by the original owners, but has had a classy fresh new fit out.


aul and Nicky opened their first bakery in 1995 and 20 years later still have a huge following of regular customers. They sell basic Kiwi tucker at a good basic price making it affordable to buy lunches and teas every day. Paul says, “Our bakers start early in the morning to bring our customers fresh bread products daily. Because we have such a high turnover our stock is always fresh.” Ma Baker still serve their famous filled rolls, donuts, pies and fresh bread, but sophisticated new offerings, such as donuts injected with continental custard and rolled in icing sugar have joined the traditional cream donuts and cream buns. They have added to their range with more speciality fillings in their rolls and sandwiches, plus paninis, filos, stuffed

Toni, Steph, Debbie

“We cater for ever yone's tastes and will be introducing new products all the time.” sausages and saveloy toasties. “We now cater for everyone's tastes and will be introducing new products all the time. Our well trained staff provide excellent customer service and the convenient parking just outside the door is a real bonus. Customers can rush in, be

served and out the door in super quick time. Alternatively they can relax and enjoy a leisurely lunch over a delicious hot coffee and take in Ma Baker's funky new black and white décor.” Ma Baker is open 7am – 5.30pm seven days a week.


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Cafe for foodie fiends “I've always been a food and coffee fiend,” says Alyssa Taylor. But after catering and working in cafes for many years, she yearned for her own establishment.

It’s all about tasty, quality food with a touch of originality provided by this passionate foodie. Cafe Carmen team: Briten, Alyssa and Julia


nter Café Carmen, which Alyssa opened with a business partner in February. The bright, cheery cafe is in a brand new building on the corner of Carmen and Waterloo Roads – hence the name. At Café Carmen Alyssa is in her element, cooking up a storm and serving excellent Hummingbird coffee. Take outs are available, but dining-in is the focus of this classy cafe. “My vision was to open a place where local business people can dine in,” Alyssa says. It's all about tasty, quality food. Hillyers gourmet pies and goodies are bought in, but everything else is prepared on site, all

with a touch of originality provided by this passionate foodie. Eggs benedict is served with spinach and pesto. Filled rolls are enhanced with a colourful crispy salad slaw of red cabbage, yellow capsicum, seeded mustard, red onion and pumpkin seeds. Vegetarian fettuccine baskets are a favourite, as are smoked salmon, spinach and pine nut filos. On the sweet side Alyssa's famous homemade citrus slice is a huge hit. “People go bonkers over it,” she says. Café Carmen offers a generous loyalty system: four coffees and the fifth is half price, nine and the 10th is free. Catering is a speciality, with food delivered to local

A treat to behold... Surrounded in the rich ambience of antiques & bone china. Rose Cafe serves up divine coffee & tea with deliciously fresh home baked goodies.

Mention this Ad & orders from the menu/cabinet will RECEIVE $1 DISCOUNT on their DRINK ORDER Applies from 22nd June til 11th of July.

Booking is necessary for 4 people or more

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businesses for everything from board meetings to shouts. Options include the “Lunch Box Special” (minimum order of $150.00) with pies, sandwiches and cake suitable for workshops and factories. Also coming are “Pie Days”, when, with at least 24 hours' notice, Café Carmen will deliver hot Hillyers pies. “We aim to be proactive,” Alyssa says. With top quality food and coffee, classy setting and exceptional service Café Carmen is certainly making its mark in the neighbourhood. Come in and meet Alyssa and her friendly team. Open Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm. Like them on Facebook.

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A bit on the side…

Secrets to a


creamy cauliflower mash Caralee Caldwell, who was a guest at the Christchurch Food Show this year, has a philosophy of only eating 'real foods'. Her blog and recently released cook book Real Food Pledge include some delicious 'real food' recipes. Caralee shares her recipe for Cauliflower Mash which goes perfectly with any grilled meats, especially pork!



With Jeremy Ray, Head Chef, The Villas

As a chef it's a luxury to be able to go to a friend's barbeque, as weekends are generally when we are at our busiest and I'm working. So when we were invited to a friends' place recently I couldn't turn it down. While there was no doubt the quality of the meat would be discussed, especially as these were farming friends, another question did come up, “Do you think it is ready?” A piece of advice I received quite early on in my career from a family friend was “If you want a good steak, the first thing you need is a good butcher.” Which is why, here at The Villas, we use Peter Timbs for all of our meat supplies - their meat is always of a high standard. When shopping for meat you want a good amount of fat/marbling to keep the meat moist, it also gives a better flavour to your steak. When you are cooking the perfect steak, how do you gauge when it's ready? You can spend money on a digital probe which is fine for larger cuts, but I prefer the “prod test” that's where you poke the steak, and then with the tip of your index finger lightly touching the tip of your thumb on your left hand, poke the meaty part at the base of the thumb with your right index finger. If they feel the same you have rare, move your thumb to the next finger and you have medium rare, and so on. However, this can take practice. Until you get it right, we have teamed up with the guys at First Light, home of 100% grass fed Wagyu to offer some of their best strip loin with a 7-9 marble count, cooked the way you like it for a limited time. For all you Pete's out there, pop down and see us at The Villas.

CAULIFLOWER MASH My kids would never eat cauliflower, but they do eat cauliflower mash…. Because they think it is mashed potato! My thirteen-year-old son says 'thanks mum for making me mash potato' which just makes me giggle! This mash is beautiful and it goes so well with pork chops or any main meal. INGREDIENTS 1/2 head cauliflower 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt & pepper to taste METHOD The trick to making a good cauliflower mash is to steam the cauliflower so that it is not too watery. Bring to the boil a large saucepan of water, (the saucepan needs to fit a steamer). Cut the cauliflower into pieces and include the stalks, place in the steamer and put the lid on. Steam for 20 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender. Once cooked place the cauliflower into the food processor, along with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Blitz until very smooth. You can mash it by hand but it is very hard to get a smooth consistency. Serve the mash with fresh herbs.

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CELEBRATING LOCAL WINE SUCCESS IN 2015 AWARDS The Canterbury wine industry has celebrated the fourth annual Canterbury Wine Awards. Open to the public for the ďŹ rst time, the evening featured a six-course degustation dinner catered by celebrated Christchurch chef Jonny Schwass, with each course matched to an award-winning wine. This year saw a record number of wineries enter and a record 55 medals awarded.

Trevor Bunting, Kerry Walsh, Glen Creasy

Denise Robertson, Tracey Campbell

Isabelle and Barry Knight

Murray and Eileen Irvine

Trish Bunting, Jill Pattinson, Isabelle Knight

Maureen Baker, John Dunford

Nick Gill, Nic Robson, Paul Cabout, Angela Clifford

Gillian Walsh, Neil Pattinson

Alison Schroeder, Kirk Bray, Bernard Newman

Photos by Wendy C Photography - for copies email:


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A WARMING THOUGHT Dunedin-based gas fireplace designer and manufacturer Escea have created an animation which explains their Multiroom Heat Ducting Technology.


scea's DX Series fireplaces are high heat output, high efficiency, smartphone controlled fireplaces. However, a winning factor of these ultra-wide gas fireplaces is their ability to heat multiple rooms via heat ducting. Escea DX Series fireplaces evenly distribute heat within the same room as the fireplace, warming the farthest corners with the heat ducts. Additionally, these heat ducts can be used to heat other rooms. As winter steadily continues, the idea of turning a fireplace on and heating several rooms in the house is definitely a warming thought. The unique technology also allows you to control your fireplace wirelessly through your smartphone. Turn on your fireplace as you leave the office to come home to a toasty warm abode. View the animation at


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BACK TO THE Designed in collaboration with Italy's Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti of Deep Design Studio, Smeg's new collection delivers on each of the small electrical appliances deemed essential in any kitchen – toaster, kettle, blender and signature kitchen mixer.

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ach appliance is true to its genetic heritage by paying homage to the Golden Age of the '50s. Indeed, the beautiful aesthetics of the stand mixer and toaster have already received the GOOD DESIGN Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design plus the prestigious international iF Design Award for 2015. There are up to seven colours – silver, black, red, panna and pastel blue across the range - plus pastel green and pink for the kettles and two slice toaster. And while style is always a standout feature of any Smeg appliance, it goes hand in hand with the brand's commitment to the very latest technology and highest performance. The kitchen mixer, for example, sets new benchmarks in terms of power and versatility. Attributes include 800W high torque motor, 10 speed variable power and the all-important soft start (no more splatters when starting at a high speed) and a planetary mixing action to ensure all areas of the bowl are reached. There is also a low-speed front attachment hub for optional attachments such as pasta roller and cutters. For more information go to

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Solving common KITCHEN complaints Kitchen specialists Reno4U burst on to the Christchurch scene a little over a year ago bringing its proven expertise in solving many of the industry's common complaints.


hat makes Reno4U particularly attractive is that they oer custom-designed New Zealandmade kitchens, appliances and products bundled together in an extremely competitive package. All the kitchens come with a 10-year warranty and, by slashing manufacturing time from the standard 8-12 weeks after conďŹ rmation to just 4-6 weeks, this company is shaking up the hens, Custom-designed kitc industry. ucts Right now Reno4U have a great appliances and prod special on a standard island er in an bundled togeth kitchen. It's a surprisingly extremely competitive package. reasonable $7,999 and that includes white gloss melamine joinery, Eisno appliances, laminate bench tops in a choice of four colours and wonderful soft close drawers from Blum Hardware. Reno4U use this high-end drawer system and Blum soft close hinges as standard in all their kitchens as they believe that it is components like these that make a quality kitchen to stand the test of time. With their own in-house designer Reno4U specialises in incredibly stylish kitchens. Every product Reno4U oers is of high quality, so no matter the choices you make regarding your kitchen you can be assured that it will be safe, stylish and enduring. Whether you're building new or renovating

the old Reno4U make the design process easy and enjoyable. As a client you will be provided with a free measuring service and 3D drawings to help you easily visualise your kitchen and to ensure that you get the best possible plan for your space and requirements. Open seven days with ample car parking onsite Reno4U is tucked behind the Blenheim Road Caltex on the corner of Blenheim Road and Matipo Street. You can contact the team at Reno4U on (03) 423 9067 or visit

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Canterbury Revolving Bookcase available at Ambrose Heal.


t Little River Gallery there is always the anticipation of new exhibitions to admire and exclaim over. Right now is no exception. From 13 June – 8 July the gallery is featuring an exhibition called “Contempo” – works by Brent Forbes and Monique Lacey. Brent's paintings are based on a holiday he had at Birdlings Flat. They are moodily evocative of that place at the edge of the sea, hemmed in by hills and with its BY MONIQUE LACEY eclectic collections of dwellings. Monique's works are inspired by surface and texture and the paintings are built up using numerous layers of paint, some of which are subsequently removed to reveal parts of previous layers. She uses a variety of mediums, both oil and acrylic, and manipulates the paint with different tools and brushes. Besides these art works the gallery has its usual wide range of giftware and jewellery available.

Copper-gilt candle holder at Terra Viva

Copper platter at Terra Viva

Novelty Kites available from Bali Hai Imports.

“Snuggly” NZ wool blankets by Klippan, Sweden. Available from French Blue. ‘From Birdling's Flat’ by Brent Forbes, on exhibition at Little River Gallery.


french blue 9a Normans Rd Christchurch. Ph/Fax 355 7545

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Klippin Blankets NZ Lambswool Measures 130 x 200cm. $199. Available at Coco Gifts.

Bronze finish sculpture "Seeking" from Frith in the UK. Exclusive to Art & Frame.

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Affordable quality bag, scarf & necklace from et elle 292 Clyde Rd.


n absolute treasure trove of all kinds of furniture, giftware and homewares – that's Impulse Imports in Colombo Street, just south of the overbridge. You could literally spend hours here with something new and different to discover on every shelf and in every corner. Impulse Imports are a trading company importing the very best in fine, unique and rustic furniture and home decorations from South East Asia. They import and specialise in rattan, cane, teak and other solid timber furniture and many of the pieces are exclusive and one-off. New shipments arrive all the time. They also stock a wide range of industrial-look mirrors, clocks and metal wall sculptures – very stylish and contemporary. Impulse Imports are located at 500 Colombo St, Sydenham. Open seven days. Phone (03) 365 1664. Visit their website to see just some of the pieces they have in stock. Sale now on with up to 50% reductions.


Bronze finish sculpture "Tess-Dorset hare" from Frith in the UK


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NEW THINGS Large selection of stunning Silk flowers. Now available at Court Florist.

Rustic beauty

Pig hunter figurine, 32 cm, bronze finish, $180. Available at Bridge Interiors.


oses and a garden-themed store have been brought together, offering all you need to decorate your home and garden. “It complements what we do perfectly,” say owners Yvonne and Alisa, with Querky Style settled in their new home in Roses at Cust. The store is filled with pieces for indoor and outdoor living including garden art, a range of white wash metal ware in buckets, pots and tins, rustic wooden crates and urns, as well as great quality pre-loved clothing and of course a nursery of plants to enhance your garden. Check out what is new in store on Facebook, give them a call on (03) 310 2323, or visit Querky Style on the main inland road in Cust.

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Unique antiques, curiosities and homewares. Available from Twine Furniture, The Mill, Waikuku. Ph. 03 312 2152. The perfect soup ladle available at Industria.

Gorgeous designer pottery. Available from Cappriccio’s flowers

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Eclectic mix INTRIGUES Fresh lines in fashion and accessories join the selection of wonderful gifts and homeware at token.


ustralian labels eb&ive and Isle of Mine bring beautiful cotton and tencel basics in dresses, tops and pants, as well as warm jackets and winter cardigans, in a range of colours and neutrals. Eva's Sunday from New Zealand, adds shirt dresses, chambray denim tops and coats in linen and cotton voile, with all fashion pieces very reasonably priced. For accessories with a difference, token has a collection of Matt & Nat bags, with the designers' interest in architecture apparent in each piece and all constructed from vegan leather and linings produced from recycled plastic bottles. Visit token at Avonhead Mall on Facebook, or call (03) 358 3663.

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We’re so happy with our shutters and Kim has been amazing. Shout out also to the installation guys who also did a fantastic job. I would definitely recommend Kiwala Interiors to anyone wanting great service, a great product and competitive pricing. Love, love, love our shutters Vanessa Prentice Master Builders Association (MBA) had two nominations including

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One-off boutique homes While the ability to build a house is a learned skill, translating the often unspoken wants and needs of a third party into a physical reality is a task few can master. Yet it is this very skill which has seen Christchurch building firm Baylis Exclusive Homes make a significant mark on the local landscape.


e believe that every client is different and requires a tailor-made build to fit their lifestyle,” company director Adam Baylis says. “Only then are they likely to be truly satisfied with the finished product.” Specialising in designing and building one-off, boutique homes of the highest standard and specification, Baylis Exclusive Homes can work with existing plans or provide a contracted architectural service to meet your needs.

Working in partnership with a specially chosen team of designers, in particular renowned architect John Curtin, Baylis Exclusive Homes can create that uniquely perfect home, taking clients through the process step by step. “We want to reassure clients that the house designed for them is a one-off and will not be seen replicated down the street,” Adam explains. “Clear and open communication with

our clients is fundamental to the way we operate. We work with them, listening to their ideas and requirements and then supplement these with our extensive industry expertise.” A Baylis Exclusive Homes site is far from the chaotic building sites we've come to know all too well in our corner of the country. An on-site checklist lists 700 points which are signed off before job is considered complete. “We're extremely organised and this enables us to control on-site timeframes,” Adam says.

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“We want to REASSURE CLIENTS that the house designed for them is A ONE-OFF and will NOT BE seen REPLICATED down the street.”

With more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry, both here and overseas, including specialising in high-end retail store fit-outs in London, Adam knows what it takes to create a masterpiece.

Back in Christchurch and with a sharpened passion for quality, he established Baylis Exclusive Homes to further that concept in the residential sector. “In no way are we a volume builder. We will construct no more

than 10 houses a year, but every house will be sensational in both design and quality – nothing but the best. “Producing only the highest quality product is our goal.” Baylis Exclusive Homes' first showhome will be available for viewing by appointment only at the Waitikiri Golf Course, later this year. The split-level 385 square metre John Curtin designed home will feature six bedrooms, four bathrooms and four living areas. The local firm also has new homes underway in the Preston's subdivision and one on a hill site on Dyers Pass Road. “It's a really exciting time to be in the building industry as there is so much opportunity available for creativity and innovation.” Thinking of building a new home and want something distinctive then contact Adam on 021 0831 7456 or email, or to find out more about Exclusive Homes visit

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ince 2002 electricity prices have almost doubled and have risen at three times the cost of inflation, meaning lower income households now face fuel poverty. It's not just about money. Recently in the news there have been reports of deaths that have been directly attributed to mouldy, cold, damp homes. This is very sad and unacceptable for

and more energy efficient and it is a myth that it's too expensive,” Bob says. “Those that think it's too costly are not aware of how to integrate the best systems, techniques and building methodologies. It's what smart people want and it's not rocket-science.” One single-storey and one adjacent two-storey home, the designs were initially rated as NZ's first 9-star homes

WHY CAN'T ALL NEW HOMES HAVE ZERO POWER BILLS? New Zealand. Unfortunately cold, mouldy houses are a common problem and even some recently built homes have serious issues with cold, moisture and mould. Poor design and low code minimum standards result in homes that rate around 3 stars out of 10. Most of us have heard of the Homestar rating system which is essentially a measure of the

quality, health and comfort of a dwelling and its energy use and other important environmental and design considerations. Bob Burnett Architecture are behind two new demonstration homes nearing completion in Addington's Church Square that are modest in size and affordable with zero power bills. “We can easily do much better to make our homes healthier

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the world, ind the rest of h be r fa so re “We' game and these homes it's time to step up our mark.” t a new bench se to y an m t of will be the firs size to the extent it can be powered by PV solar panels. Effectively this is a combination of good design and integrating existing technologies utilising free heat from the sun. An innovative new wall framing system, 'frame-saver' offers multiple benefits including improved thermal performance and strength. “The Building Code is used as the target and many wrongly assume the code equates to quality when it's simply the legal minimum.” There is an obsession with minimum

initial build cost per square metre and maximising size, underestimating the long term ongoing costs associated with owning a home, he says. “We've been saying for some time now that affordability is not just about cheap houses, it's about the cost of ownership, the ongoing running costs and the return on investment. “A little extra thought and good design from the outset will lead to a lifetime of savings and good health.” Environmental design is a topic close to Bob's heart, marked by the Energy

Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) award for energy leadership last year. “We're so far behind the rest of the world, it's time to step up our game and these homes will be the first of many to set a new benchmark.” Bob has been offering a unique opportunity to view the houses prior to completion, enabling industry and public to view the internal details before they are completed. To find out more about the demonstration homes visit and

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Creating beautiful outdoor spaces Xteriorscapes is located in the heart of Merivale. Headed by Hayden Stark, the expanding team of landscape architects works hands-on with clients.


teriorscapes provide services ranging from a consultation where a sketched plan of the proposed layout is often provided, through to detailed landscape plans, contract administration and project management services. They have vast experience in residential and commercial spaces, within Christchurch and throughout the South Island. “We have carried out a wide range of landscape designs for new builds, existing houses and renovations,” Hayden says. As clients' needs vary, Xteriorscapes tailor make landscape design packages to suit individual requirements. Providing clients with a personal, informative service has been a successful approach, reflected through a large number of repeat clients. Xteriorscapes has a strong focus on creating functional spaces while not compromising form.

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furniture setting. This then leads on to a main outdoor dining courtyard which is usually a paved area separated from the house to maximise the afternoon sun. In all areas structural elements such as fireplaces, raised planters, louvre roofs and prevailing wind screens are great tools to enclose the outdoor spaces while providing functionality and personality in a design.

“We are able to achieve the best results when we are engaged early, while house plans are being developed,” Hayden explains. “We can assist with the orientation and location of a house within a property in order to maximise sun hours and provide easterly protection for the outdoor courtyard spaces.” Start planning your courtyard now to get it ready for use this summer. To find out more visit the design studio at 145 Papanui Road Merivale, phone (03) 421 8460 or visit

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HEATING To answer this question, Goldair has created a comprehensive guide that provides advice on electric heating solutions. For most homes: Micathermic Heaters Ÿ Heat up fast, thereby saving energy Ÿ Double sided heating makes it great for larger spaces Ÿ Run quietly Ÿ Have no glowing parts so are safe for the whole family

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With so many choices of heater available and so many different heating requirements, the question remains “how do I choose the right heater for my home?”

For drafty environments: Radiant Heaters Ÿ Radiant heaters heat people and objects – not rooms or air Ÿ Use quartz or halogen tubes to generate heat much like that produced by the sun Ÿ Great for instant heat when you come home cold Ÿ Great people whose homes will not contain heat such as old villas or drafty homes Ÿ Provide a warm glow and ambiance

For prolonged use: Ecosave Panel Heater Ÿ These panels use only 425 watts Ÿ Lightweight and easy to install Ÿ Paintable surface to match any décor Ÿ Unobtrusively wall-mounted Ÿ Great option for small bedrooms For fast heat: Ceramic Heaters Ÿ Have no glowing parts making them family friendly Ÿ Fan forced to work quickly Ÿ Great for small rooms, quick heating and personal warmth Ÿ Wall mounted or tower versions can heat larger rooms with limited floor space For portable heat: Fan Heaters Ÿ Often the cheapest units to buy Ÿ Great for personal warmth, small rooms and short running periods Ÿ Small and portable to follow you around the home

For gradual heat in any room: Oil Heaters Ÿ Run quietly Ÿ Are portable Ÿ Great for gradual heating in any sized room For stylish heat that's easy to move: Convector Heaters Ÿ Use convection heating technology drawing air over a heated element Ÿ Are lightweight and portable Ÿ Suitable for medium to large rooms For space tight rooms: Panel Heaters Ÿ Great for lounges, hallways and bedrooms Ÿ Work on convection technology Ÿ Run quietly Ÿ Are complementary to a heat pump Ÿ Wall mountable for tight and tidy spaces For health, warmth, comfort, costefficiency and safety in your heating, check out the new Goldair “How do I choose the right heater?” guide; found in most stores where Goldair is sold or at

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LIGHT YEARS AHEAD The new Citroen C4 is a mid-life facelift of the old car with an all-new powertrain and a bunch of new equipment thrown in.

WHAT’S IT LIKE? Citroen has tweaked the C4 to be more focussed on ride comfort for this incarnation – with suspension changes and extra sound deadening – and it certainly shows.




hat was a range of C4s has now been shrunk down to a single model – a specced-up auto-only car priced at $34,990. For that money you get the brilliant 96kW/230Nm turbocharged 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine that resides in our favourite version of the Peugeot 308, as well as that car’s equally brilliant six-speed automatic transmission. At the front, the C4 scores a new nose, with new headlights and LED daytime running lights. While up the back it is a similar story, with new taillights. The C4 also now comes standard with rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlights, keyless entry and start, 16-inch alloy wheels, electric mirrors, cornering lamps, an integrated 7-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation and dual zone climate control.

WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT? The brilliantly capable engine and transmission is a highlight, while the ride comfort and quality interior are also impressive. Basically, the single model of C4 is what Peugeot should have had with the 308 locally – a highspec model with the best drivetrain. For die-hard Citroen fans the new C4 represents the best C4 the company has done for years. Comfortable, quiet, economical and effortless to drive, the new C4 is light years ahead of the older car, particularly that car’s ancient four-speed automatic transmission. [Abridged] For more information go to

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By Damien O’Carroll

The Lexus RC F takes over from the IS F as the performance flagship in the Lexus line up (not counting the limited LF A, that is) and as such packs a revised version of the 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 that featured in the IS, but in an all-new two door coupe body that takes the Japanese manufacturer’s new styling language to its most aggressive extreme so far. We spend a week with one to see if we fall in love with it.


OUTSIDE Likes: Incredibly aggressive and elegant at the same time. New Lexus styling works brilliantly well here.

Dislikes: The way the nose drops off does make it hard to park – you really have no idea where the nose is and have to hope that the parking sensors pick up everything…


Likes: Brilliant Lexus interior is incredibly distinctive, remarkably well made and extremely comfortable. Dislikes: No trick sliding gauges like in the IS. Touch pad control system is a pain.

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Likes: Simply massive amounts of grip. Composed and capable over any surface. Trick rear diff is quite remarkable. Dislikes: Ride a little too harsh at low speeds. Keeps driver at arm’s length to the real fun.

Likes: 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 is angry and aggressive, yet pleasantly docile down low. Eight-speed automatic transmission is a smooth, dramafree delight. Surprisingly frugal for a petrol V8. Dislikes: Still the same odd delay between putting your foot down and the engine/transmission sorting itself out, except in Sport + mode, then it is feral and angry at the merest prod of the throttle. [Abridged] For more information go to

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Jaguar's Coventry-built C-type, in production from 1951 to 1953, pioneered the use of disc brakes.

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CARS OF THE WORLD Coventry Transport Museum, UK, has named the Ferrari F40, Porsche 911 Turbo, original Range Rover and Jaguar C-type as the first entries in a special Trailblazing Cars of the World display, as part of the museum's re-launch celebrations beginning this weekend.


he Ferrari F40 was the fastest and most expensive Ferrari of its time and was the first road-legal production car to break the 200mph (321.869km) barrier, while the Porsche 911 has been in production since 1963, making it one of the 'Cars of the 20th Century' and one of only two cars in history to have remained in continuous production for more than 50 years. The Turbo derivative of the 911 was the first commercially successful turbo performance car, becoming an instant automotive icon and led to the universal acceptance of the turbo as a way of boosting performance. Jaguar's Coventry-built C-type, in production from 1951 to 1953, pioneered the use of disc brakes, first used in the 1952 Le Mans 24-hour race, which the car won. Disc brakes went on to replace the traditional drum brakes on almost all new cars produced, saving countless lives and winning races all over the world with the same basic concept as pioneered on the C-type

The Ferrari F40 was the first road-legal production car to break the 200mph (321.869km) barrier. still being used today. The original Range Rover of 1970 established a whole new sector of all-terrain vehicle for Europe, and remains in production today as the pinnacle of luxury SUVs the world over. Culture Coventry chief executive Gary Hall says: “The Trailblazing Cars of the World line-up is one of the highlights of the re-launch celebrations following the Museum's NZ$20m redevelopment. We've been really excited to be able to name just some of the cars that will be on display – many of which were made here in Coventry.” Full details at

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ar names. It is a tricky art getting it just right. Coming up with a name that invokes the spirit of the car is a very hard thing to do – the Ford Probe, for example, failed quite badly at that when, instead of invoking images of a cutting-edge machine used for space exploration, it simply conjured up the idea of curious aliens. However, occasionally they do get them right. Ford triumphed with “Mustang”, while sister company Mercury created one of the best car names ever with the Mercury Marauder. Dodge Charger works, as does Viper, Challenger and Magnum. The Aussies never seemed quite as good as the Americans at coming up with good car names but HSV have a bit of a knack for it, and one of their cars has the most perfectly imposing name possible. It is the HSV Senator. And we were lucky enough to get our sweaty hands on one for a week…

Outside Big, imposing and far more dignified than anything else wearing the HSV badge (or even the Holden badge for that matter) the Senator looks like its name sounds.

Inside Magnificent electrically adjustable and heated leather seats are supremely comfortable and supportive.

Under the bonnet The 340kW/570Nm 6.2-litre LS3 V8 is a simply staggering engine. Huge power everywhere, yet remarkably tractable and usable at low revs/speeds. Six-speed auto transmission is capable of handling all the torque and power, yet still

manages to be quick and smooth in normal driving conditions. The noise that comes from every part of the powertrain is simply remarkable – at idle it is a big, threatening rumble, while at full throttle it is a bellowing, indignant roar. Awesome…

On the road The Magnetic Ride Control suspension standard in the Senator essentially brings the best of both worlds – a comfortable ride in “Touring”, while flicking the centre console dial around to “Sport” nicely firms things up for some serious attacking. Price: $105,990 [Abridged.] For more information go to


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