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ith Canterbury Fashion Week next week, and our latest cover a fashionable nod to what we can expect from this year's show, I've been thinking quite a lot about the subject. Generating billions of dollars per annum in New Zealand, fashion is the untameable beast at the heart of consumer culture. The chameleon like “Offline is the new luxury” – anonymous nature of the industry keeps loyalists to 'what's hot and what's not' on their leaves the rest of us who consider ourselves a 'work in progress' Since I stumbled upontoes, theand behemoth that is Facebook in 2007, I’ve had rather perplexed. a somewhat volatile relationship with thistalk social media All of this 'threads and kicks' has inspired somegiant. nostalgic and rather cringeinducing memories for me as I reflect on my style – or rather unstylish to determine which of the styles I donned dmittedly, there haveevolution. been It would be difficult wanderlusting travellers have caused a as a kid of the eighties and nineties eras deserves the 'most heinous' fashion faux pas countless hours I’ve wasted case of the Green Eyed Monster. title. procrastinating and getting lost But all of that changed for me a good My obsession with unflattering fabrics; oversized, wideleg jeans, and tie-dye in the 24/7 stream of consciousness that year or so one of those leggings with slouch socks spring to ago mind when as doesI ahad denim 'cowgirl' styled floods the home feed. Too many elusive ‘epiphanies’. I’m shopping not surewith my dress times coveredI’ve in sequins, which I life picked up second-hand Mum and wore of its was a sad day in our cursed the programmatic advertising thatto the point what triggered Perhaps a coming of household. punctuates this stream of consciousness, age? Overnight, I started to consume I also can't forget the pink, patent leather heels that my friend and I wore on and on more than one occasion, I’ve everything on social with a pinch of salt girls' nights out. My preoccupation with heeled shoes (no longer the case these thrown my toys out of the digital cot mentality; I stopped posting days) in fact started at around the age of six when I beggedincessantly, my parents for my and abandoned this social media ship toremember update true own pair of 'clip clops'. Iwaiting still vividly when friends they tookon megood to buy them. probably insisted on sleeping in them such was the love these $20 declaring to my peers ‘We’reI think on a I break’. news in person; and I limited the of time white,can pointed bows on. Yes, the world of social media be heels withI spent on the site, focusing more on a lot of the styles we have banished to the back of an incredibly fickle business.The Theinteresting famous thing about reading news, lifestyle features, capturing our minds/wardrobes is that they find themselves back in vogue when style expression derived from Sir Walter Scott’s inspiration for my stories and wasting royalists decide to give them a second wind. play Marmion often springs to mind - fashion “Oh! is an less timesubjective, on beingpersonal preoccupied with what Ultimately, extremely thing, but I believe one What a tangled web we weave. When firstabout donning others were doing. of the best parts something you feel really proud of, is the confidence injection. Despite being somewhatto ofhave a Tomboy we practice to deceive!” I feel fortunate livedthese outdays, my I know I love the feeling thatyouth comes–over wearing a beautiful garment. I’m not insinuating that thealso entire fabric forme thewhen most part – free of the I hope reading through some of the not-so-fashionable hallmarks of my youth of social media is woven out of stretched shackles of social media. I feel joyful to provides some great conversation starters this weekend as you share some of truths, but a growing schoolyour of critics has have experienced the warmth of true own sartorial sins with friends and family.


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It’s not often, if ever, an artist wears the title ‘bullsh*t artist’ like a badge of honour. But Wayne Youle willingly acquiesces the designation, even sees it as a compliment. It was, after all, offered by his doting Dad.



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f this ‘term of endearment’ is a bit too ironic for your liking, fans of the pun-master’s work have also propounded ‘agent provocateur’ and ‘cultural prankster’ as fitting monikers. You can be the judge though: Youle’s Look Mum No Hands mixedmedia collection, a major solo endeavour, is on at the Christchurch Art Gallery until 3 September. Deftly blending humour and provocation, his witty work is certainly entertaining to the eye, but it also speaks to the mind. The gallery says, “Youle’s works

traverse a range of concerns, including how different cultures perceive and label each other and how intangible qualities like loss, aging and love elude our attempts at measurement and explanation.” Seemingly uncomplicated at a glance, Youle’s individual pieces, curated by Felicity Milburn, are peppered with a fascinating ambiguity that inspires the mind to ponder long after the initial interaction. For further information about Youle’s exhibition, visit

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FABULOUS FARE FOR FUNDRAISER On Friday 9 June, Casa Construction Trust, a room sponsor at Ronald McDonald South Island House (RMHSI), hosted one of the iconic RMHSI Supper Clubs at its Forfar Street show home.

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Rachel Smith sat amongst the audience in the Space Academy, listening to some of New Zealand’s best flash fiction.


achel’s story When Winter Comes had been shortlisted in the National Flash Fiction Day (NFFD) 2017 competition (adult section). Rachel was also there in her capacity as co-judge of Micro-Madness (a flash fiction of 100 words), another category in the NFFD competition. “Like many of my stories, When Winter Comes developed from a single image,” says Rach. “I very rarely have any idea how a story will end, or exactly what I am trying to say until the story is completed; it’s usually a process that involves many, many drafts.” Rachel, a former writer for Metropol Magazine, was introduced to Flash Fiction when she joined the South Island Writers’ Association (SIWA) five

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years ago. Prior to that, she had predominantly written short fiction and poetry. “For me, flash provides a wonderful mix of both. Its length allows for a layered story to be told, while also having a strong focus on the language – how each word sounds is just as important to me as the meaning it brings.” The results of NFFD 2017 saw Rachel rewarded for those countless drafts. She took out the runner-up prize, and Gail Ingram, another SIWA member, won second place in the international Micro-Madness category. Bravo ladies, bravo! All winning stories will be published at Flash Frontier and Micro Madness is available online at

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Do you love the raw, edgy antipodean aesthetic popularised by the style evangelists New Zealand has come to know, love and honour? Join the club. Stolen Girlfriend’s Club more specifically. Yes, this cult classic on the style scene has a legion of die-hard fans that live and breathe a brand that doesn’t play by the rules. Metropol talks to its founders about what has come to pass for one of New Zealand’s most successful sartorial stories and what lies ahead. CARPET • VINYL FLOORING • VINYL PLANKING • TILES • TIMBER FLOORING • LAMINATE WOOD FLOORING



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What was the founding philosophy of Stolen Girlfriends Club and how has this endured and, conversely, evolved? Right from the beginning we have been trying to make clothes that we and our girlfriends would want to wear. It seems quite common now, but when we started 11 or so years ago there was a huge gap. It was either high end or surf clothing. So we had nothing that we felt pushed us to the next level. There has also been a romantic essence behind the brand of wearing your boyfriends clothes like in the morning when you have stayed over and you need to put on his shirt or tee-shirt ... this has evolved again for us. There’s a triumvirate of talent behind the brand (Dan, Marc and Luke), how do you each fulfil your potential within the brand and equally complement one another? This has changed over the years; Marc was on design, Luke was on brand and Dan on business. However, we all come together to discuss all aspects of the business and the moving forward of the brand. Each has a handle on what the other does and suggestions and comments to make the brand stronger. You are stocked in 13 countries around the world, what do you think resonates most with brand loyalists? Stolen has always had its loyalists. We are also always gaining new loyalists to the brand through constantly pushing the marketing and branding ideas and we keep on evolving, questioning what we are doing and how we are doing business and design. Our demographic for customers is quite diverse. Everyone can take a position on the brand that is quite different to the next. There is a lot of feeling and emotions in the brand that also derive from the name - Stolen Girlfriends Club. In a world constantly agitating for change and in the midst of an industry that takes no prisoners, how do you stay relevant? We have always kept thinking ahead, but also there are a lot of gut feelings behind decisions. It’s about what you see the younger generation evolving into but also trying to lead them into a look that they might have not considered though the mass media and social media channels.

What is the most confronting part of what you do? Coming up with ideas constantly on new collections, but also the business side. It is not easy living in New Zealand when it comes to business scale. As a more forward niche brand, we need to be selling into international markets to get the volume needed. The antipodean sartorial scene has been shaped by some fairly eclectic personalities – yourselves included – do you think this uniqueness is almost part of New Zealand’s DNA? Or do you consider us fairly conservative, or somewhere in between? We are quite in between; Antipodean people do have a unique look. When you’re living remotely in terms of the world geographic, you do tend to start your own ideas. That is why New Zealand companies are so innovative. It’s not taken too seriously here either. We are not saving lives just trying to make people feel a little bit special about them. Where to from here for the brand? We will be concentrating on local and international growth. The jewelry side of the business is doing very well and is in talks with other territories about expansion. Do you have a favourite ‘go to’ mantra? Stay humble and keep moving forward.

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A generous parking meter sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it? When many of us think of these clunky, money hungry machines, we think extortionate costs and, shiver, the odd ticket when we’ve dared to play Russian Roulette with overstaying our welcome in a particular spot.


joint venture between Gap Filler and All Right? is well and truly flipping that narrative on its head with a repurposed parking metre ‘Open City’ in Cathedral Square issuing tickets of a different kind! The new parking meter has a very adventurous streak, helping to unlock the city’s best secrets. Coralie Winn, Gap Filler Co-Founder says, “The Open City Parking Meter delivers you your own Christchurch secret

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to locate and explore. It might be a good climbing tree in the Botanic Gardens, an interesting courtyard within a new building, or a great place to feed the eels. “These little secrets and more have been suggested by locals as well as visitors. Each adventure helps you get to know your city better though someone else’s eyes.” Celebrating the simple but sweet, soulful things in life, Open City is encouraging

Cantabrians to reconnect with their city, with each activity aligning with one of the Five Ways to Wellbeing – connect, take notice, give, be active and keep learning. These actions are scientifically proven to improve wellbeing. All Right? Manager Sue Turner says a key part of the project is also about Christchurch locals contributing their own ideas of sweet, free things they love about the city. “The Open City website allows anyone to upload their favourite sweet, free things to do city-wide. If it’s an activity within the four avenues it could be issued by the Open City Parking meter.” For more information and to add your own favourite free thing to do, visit

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FASHION ICON FRONTS PINK RIBBON BREAKFAST On Tuesday 23 May, New Zealand’s national treasure and sartorial icon Trelise Cooper took front and centre stage at the Lynn Woods Pink Ribbon Breakfast in aid of breast cancer.

Nettles Lamont, Kia Dirkson, Marg Foster

Tiffany & Adam Whitelock

Beck Williams, Jo Blair, Paul Williams Loryn Kazianis, Michelle Anderson Helen Hanson, Rebecca & Cathy Stewart Held at the beautiful Christchurch Club, VIP guests were treated to a divine breakfast and inspirational talk delivered by Trelise with a fundraising arm to the occasion raising much needed capital for this worthy cause.

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Lynn Woods, Lynne Ryan, Trelise Cooper

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We’ve come a long way since the dawn of cinema; a time when 50 second, black and white film L’arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat debuted its now infamous scene of a train pulled by a steam locomotive arriving into a train station in the French coastal town of La Ciotat. As urban legend would have it, scores of cinema-goers were so overwhelmed by this moving footage, they ran to the back of the cinema in fright.


he graphic imperative has become an untameable beast; popular culture’s seemingly morbid curiosity with and appetite for ‘the explicit’ means that a lot of unremarkable narratives make it to the big screen, with revenue figures only salvaged by the promise of a (grossly overpaid) all-star cast and gratuitous imagery. Comparative Literature Professor Joel Black calls this the ‘Reality Effect’. What a refreshing change it is, therefore, to have the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) and its body of mind-enriching works available to us from 3-20 August. The festival is an international smorgasbord with more than 90 films from over 20 countries, including first releases of Kiwi films - features, documentaries and short films, along with handpicked selections fresh from highly-acclaimed awards circuits such as Cannes, Berlin and Sundance. People can pick up a programme at the Isaac Theatre Royal or Hoyts Northlands, which are the two places the films screen, or check the website for playing times. In 2017, Christchurch is being treated to several world premieres plus a live cinema event: a Buster Keaton film Our Hospitality released in

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1923. The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra will play a score to the silent movie, paying homage to the cinema of yesteryear. The world premieres include: 1. Human Traces - a psychological thriller set in a fictional sub-Antarctic island, filmed in Akaroa and the Catlins. 2. One Island of Good - a documentary about the YMCA’s alternative education programme in which teachers and volunteers take 22 at-risk youth to Nepal to educate the kids on the value of generosity and compassion. It’s not an easy job, these are really troubled youths who have fisticuffs, smoke, and somehow manage to find marijuana growing on the side of the road in Nepal… And they use it. 3. Seven Rivers Walking - a documentary about Canterbury’s most controversial subject, water. 4. Free Theatre - Shirley Horrocks presents her 10th film festival doco focusing on the 37-year history of Christchurch’s often provocative, always daring Free Theatre, creators of countless extraordinary productions and performance events. For more information, visit

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HOME SWEET HOME On Tuesday 20 June, Ballantynes rolled out the welcome mat for an evening to remember. Special guests were invited to explore inspirational finds, and enjoy top tips for entertaining in style and how to enhance everyday living.

Jos Bartlett, Olivia Skene, Robyn Hanson, Mandy Dellaca, Karen Paul, Sandra McLeod Adrienne Campbell, Alicia Erceg

Rick Stevens, Sophie Fraser

The opportunity to be immersed in Ballantynes’ exciting surroundings saw guests treated to live music, tutorials, giveaways and special offers. Photos by Jane Wyles Photography for copies email:

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Q&A “...service will always remain the cornerstone of Holmwood.”

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Tony Jenkins CEO of Harcourts Holmwood discusses their new purpose built real estate office on Ilam Road. Nearly a month in the new building Tony, is it fair to say it has met expectations? Absolutely! I am really delighted with the reaction by all the team as they settle into their new environment. I am even more thrilled by the comments of visitors who can see that this is all about creating a great place to do business. I get real satisfaction out of seeing our team talking with their clients in one of our many meeting rooms and I just can’t wait to see the auction room in full swing. I know we will really be finished when I can sit down and have a coffee in the café at the front of our building.

You mentioned the auction room, can you tell us a little bit about it? I am so proud of the fact that our weekly auctions are such a vital part of delivering outstanding results for our clients and I was determined to make our auction room state of the art. Having two brilliant auctioneers and a well-trained auction team in support, was an extra incentive to provide facilities that include online streaming capabilities. We wanted it to be an auction room where our sellers and buyers could know what was happening, where they could talk away from the crowd and where they could bid with confidence and I know it will do all of this brilliantly.

Your philosophy about real estate: tell us about it... In some ways this building is a lot about what I think of real estate. I have always said the most important people in our company are the public that we serve everyday. With that in mind, I have worked with the team to create a truly client focussed business. That means easy access, great facilities and a positive atmosphere where clients can meet with consultants to work together to achieve great outcomes. Upstairs we have built fabulous offices for our team because we really believe in looking after them. Our commitment to training, not just when they start their careers with us but on a continuous basis, is reflected in the specialist facilities we

provide our in-house training manager. Downstairs we have our own marketing team delivering great print media and digital marketing.

You talk a lot about your team what are the opportunities for people to join Holmwood? We are always happy to talk to anyone, whether they are an experienced consultant or just thinking about getting into real estate. We have opportunities in some of our offices and either I or one of our managers would love to talk to you about a future with Holmwood. We recently held a very successful career evening for professional women who wanted to know more about our industry and we will continue to hold a door open for those that want to talk about this amazing career.

Tell us Tony, what do you see in the future for Holmwood I am incredibly proud of the Holmwood franchise and that makes me feel so positive towards the future. I am also aware, as I have said so many times before, our clients and customers

are who we serve and they are what keeps us going and to be quite honest I don’t see that changing much. Although the building, our training and our team are really important, what matters most is our clients and customers and I will not negotiate on our service to them. Certainly we live in a digital world these days but houses are real and so too are relationships with people. I can’t see a time when talking to people face to face will be replaced. Technology is in every aspect of our new building and we use it to the full everyday but I keep on believing that service will always remain the cornerstone of Holmwood.

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The way in which legal services are delivered is changing. Like so many industries, modern life, technology, and people’s changing needs demand that service providers adapt.


ameron & Co. Lawyers is a forward-thinking firm that has a long tradition of providing legal services from its suburban offices. That commitment to the community is something it holds to. With that in mind, a fantastic opportunity has arisen to establish a new office at a centralised, high profile location in suburban Riccarton. On 31 July, the Upper Riccarton office will relocate to existing premises at 322 Riccarton Road. The eventual plan will see a larger amalgamated office located at the Riccarton Road site. “Currently, we have three offices within a few kilometres of each other,” says Manager Julie Beijen. The new premises

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will easily serve the catchment area, and offer a streamlined approach to the way the firm delivers services to its clients. There are no plans to relocate the firm’s office in Athelstan Street, Barrington. “We want to be a Cameron & Co ten, fifteen, twenty years in the future, and we believe the move to that site will help us cement our place in that future,” Julie says. Cameron & Co is a mid-size firm with a small firm feel. Its clients appreciate the accessibility the suburban offices provide. With the move to new premises, the Family and Property Law specialist firm can honour its commitment to remaining in the suburbs, and to providing excellent legal services in the future.

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ennett Crafted Jewels creates bespoke rings to suit every client’s budget – the diversity of choice making many things possible. A Kennett ring will never be just an off-the-shelf-model. The store is an exceptionally welcoming, relaxed place to browse and chat, where ideas and inspiration flow easily. A diamond has many thousands of years of history going into its own creation. Unsurpassed for scintillating shimmer, they can also be yellow, champagne, or even the striking juxtaposition of black. And sapphires are not all blue, they can be as clear as diamonds. Indeed, many stones create exquisite rings, with a personalised cut, design and setting. The romance of classic rose gold has resurfaced, flattering all skin tones, and white metals are still revered such as white gold, platinum or titanium. Wedding and engagement rings can also be finely matched to fit as a comfortable perfect pair. Once the decision is made, the turn-around time for a customised ring at Kennett Crafted Jewels is three to four weeks. Attentively crafted by highly skilled jewellers, clients can be proud their ring has been made right here in Christchurch, as they have been at Kennett’s since 1880. After nearly 120 years, there will be many an heirloom adorning many a hand – a beautifully unique story enclosed within each one. Visit Kennett Crafted Jewels, 462 Colombo Street (no appointment necessary). Phone 366 1232.

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or instance, for the current tax year (which commenced on April 1) ‘close companies’ have slightly different rules around business vehicle running costs, aligning more closely with sole traders and partnerships, and avoiding liability for Fringe Benefit Tax. If your eyes are already glazing over, the takehome message is to phone Jason. Some of the recent changes are easy to grasp, such as the Inland Revenue Department mileage allowance for businesses being extended, with no maximum limit on kilometres claimed. In the past this has been capped at 5000 kilometres per annum. Jason believes these changes will benefit many small businesses where the vehicle does double duty for business and private use, and will also reduce compliance costs. Also, in a move toward fairness, the IRD has removed some penalties; namely the 1 percent incremental monthly late payment charges on late-paid-GST and income tax. These have been abolished (what a great word!) as from the 2018 income year. Rules have also changed for provisional tax payers and Use-Of-Money-Interest. Interest liabilities are now reduced and thresholds over which interest is charged have been increased. Basically, companies now have more flexibility to decide how profits should be distributed, meaning they won’t have to accurately forecast their tax liability. To rest secure in these changes, phone your accountant, Jason advises. Visit

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By Céline Gibson

Kam Hamilton, President of the Halswell Pottery Group, recalls the day she got hooked on pottery. “Around 10 years ago, a friend invited me to a pottery class – just to look. Well…once pottery gets you, it gets you!”


he Halswell Pottery Group was established in 1971, and 46 years later has several founding members still active, offering their expertise and encouragement to new members. There are an impressive number and variety of kilns on site. “We pride ourselves on being a pottery club in Christchurch that provides the most firing methods,” Kam says. They have three electric kilns; a gas-fired kiln; a large wood kiln - fired at

least once a year; an Anagama kiln, which requires up to 30 hours of firing, and a small salt kiln. Raku, drum and pit firings are also available. Kam says that post-earthquake there was a noticeable surge of people wanting to reconnect with the arts. “It’s that ‘struggling artist’ thing – sometimes the best work is produced during the most challenging of times.” Kam also believes there is a strong desire for real, original works now. “The Japanese word ‘wabi-

sabi’ (finding beauty in imperfection) describes it well. People are over uniformly perfect, impersonal, commercial ware.” Visitors to Halswell Pottery Group can browse the front room Gallery at 9 Candys Road from 10am-4pm weekends; the exhibits showcase members’ works and are for sale. Club day is Monday, and evening classes are 7-9.30pm during term times. Information:

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democratic participation with members of the public invited to indulge their curiosity by visiting the site. They are encouraged to talk and interact with the resident artist and attend events both inside and outside the gallery. Eradicating the tyranny of distance, the residency has a partner in creative crime based in Switzerland. The parallel caravan resident programme is running in a campground with past caravan resident Mart Schick at the helm.


The expression ‘appearances can be deceiving’ is particularly apt when applied to Te Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art’s (CoCA) collaboration with artist collective The Social.


hen looking at the creative forces’ latest venture, a rather inconspicuous white caravan that has taken up residence at the Christchurch Art Gallery as part of the MAKING SPACE exhibition, it certainly belies the creativity percolating inside. A reinvigoration of The Social’s Street Residency project which was born in 2013 in response to the metamorphosis

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of Christchurch post-quakes, the caravan transcends artistic genres, unique personalities, and even different time zones. Every fortnight (5 June – 20 August), a new resident to the caravan uses this space as an incubator for their innovation, introducing new ideas for creative exploration and collaboration. The overarching philosophy is one of

PLAYING ON THE CONCEPT OF PRESENCE AND ABSENCE, THE INITIATIVE IS PROVIDING A PLATFORM FOR COMMUNICATION AND EXCHANGES BETWEEN ARTISTS. Playing on the concept of presence and absence, the initiative is providing a platform for communication and exchanges between artists. CoCA’s Khye Hitchcock, curator of MAKING SPACE says, “The Social’s Street Residency was a vital lifeline for connecting Ōtautahi Christchurch artists with creative communities around Aotearoa and the world. “First established during a difficult period, when there was little infrastructure, gallery or otherwise, available in the CBD, The Social facilitated cross-pollination with a generosity of spirit and can-do attitude which was so prevalent post-quakes. The collective has carried this energy through to MAKING SPACE, using the opportunity as a seeding project and offering it to other artists through an open call for proposals to participate in the Street Residency and other MAKING SPACE projects.”



There have been celebrations recently at Immigration Express, the independent clinic specialising in immigration medicals and X-Rays. After just over six years in operation the clinic has moved into its own premises at 71 Bealey Avenue and staff, supporters and associates were invited to a function to mark this significant milestone.

Daphne Durning, John Hyndman (Owners)

Barb Magendans (Manager), Daphne Durning (Owner)


he Immigration Express concept was started ten years ago in Wellington by Dr Phil White,” says Daphne Durning who established the Christchurch offshoot. “Phil saw that Christchurch was quite a hub for immigrants in the South Island and believed there was a need for such a service here. He picked me to get it going!” Daphne says that setting up the service was a huge logistical exercise with numerous specialist medical programmes and medical licences to be procured, as well as rental premises to be located. She received great support and assistance from her partner Dr John Hyndman who financed the Christchurch business and her sister Barb Magendans, then a phlebotomist at Southern Community Laboratory and now the manager of Immigration Express, Christchurch. “We opened in May 2011 at 21 Bealey Ave and operated from there until just a few months ago when we bought our own place. For the first three years the operation was run by Barb and one doctor – Mike Thwaites. Now we have 14 staff and can carry out not only full medicals, but also chest X-Rays – and we might see 70 – 100 plus clients in a week.” Medicals are required by the Immigration Department for any non-New Zealanders wishing to live, work or study in this country. The various tests to be carried out are all specified by the Immigration Department and can be conducted only by an approved panel physician. The advantage of a specialist facility, such as Immigration Express, is that all the tests required can be done under one roof. “Each medical takes about an hour and we aim to have results available for clients within 1-4 working days. Our staff members are very empathetic and make the process as easy as possible.” Opening hours 7am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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SMILES Beautiful smiles just became more sophisticated.


t’s something orthodontist Ronald Sluiter of OrthodontiX is excited about. That’s because Invisalign has introduced functional appliance capability into the Invisalign technique, thus making it available and ideal for growing teens. He says this new technology, only available for months, has the potential of being a game changer. Basically, Invisalign does the work of ‘braces,’ but invisibly. The old metal hardware with bulky twin blocks, or other functional appliances, has been superseded in a manner that’s far more comfortable for the patient. Less discomfort usually means better compliance, and can lead to better results more quickly. Ronald points out that clients wanting their teeth


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and bite fixed still have the functional appliance option available. But for a very minimal cost difference, Invisalign represents real progress. Another benefit with Invisalign aligners is that they’re removable. Brushing and flossing is not hindered by a mouth full of metal. Favourite foods can remain on the table. Playing sport and the wearing of mouth-guards is simpler too. In the recent past, installing ‘braces’ has sometimes affected wearers’ speech, particularly at the start. The fixed appliances meant speaking and eating normally has proven more challenging. The great thing is that now, with Invisalign, those issues can be things of the past. For more information visit

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ach has experience across the hairdressing spectrum with some very refined niche skills in the mix too. Under new owner Sarah Marsh’s esteemed leadership; a team of nine talented resident stylists (100 years’ experience combined!) work their incredible magic on clients’ hair. Up until 2015, Sarah was based overseas working in Australia and had gained innovative expertise in London too. “I worked in Sydney for twelve years and owned two salons during this time. My focus has always been to provide an experience where clients can be pampered and relaxed. We want every client walking out of here feeling fabulous,” Sarah says.

My focus has always been to provide an experience where clients can be pampered and relaxed.”

A BEAUTIFUL HAVEN FOR HAIR At Soho Hair on Lincoln Road, the dynamic team is comprised mostly of senior stylists at the top of their game.

“The loyalty of our team is so impressive. They are highly qualified in cutting and colouring and have a true love and appreciation of the products we work with including Redken, Pureology and GHD.” Sarah is a great champion when it comes to industry innovation. Every year she travels back to Australia multiple times to study emerging trends and techniques, as well as attending Australian hair expos. Dedicated to building and maintaining enduring relationships with its clients, the very chic Soho Hair extends a warm welcome to new clients looking for an oasis for their tresses, mind and soul.

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Bridget Hope, Magpie Style STYLE DOCTOR By Wardrobe Director



There is a fairly regular conversation in our house which features the words, “If you men didn’t have us women, you would all go completely feral!” This is often succeeded by “Can you please go and get a haircut!” Or, “Really? Tramping shoes are not casual shoes.”

If the average man spent half the money on their backs as they did on audio equipment, the world would indeed be a much more stylish place. If this sounds like your household, try these undercover tips to lift your man’s personal style - without him catching on.


Begin with a good watch. It’s the single most important accessory a man will have to make him look good (aside from you of course) and a purchase you or he only ever needs to make once. For our wedding, I gave my husband a real Rolex to which he compared with delight the extreme likeness to his fake. After telling him to take them both swimming, the real Rolex has never left his wrist once since.


Update the basics. There’s a reason mothers give their sons socks and underwear for Christmas - it’s called insurance. To ‘insure’ that these basics get updated in what is an acceptable timeframe in modern society. Like toothbrushes, most men hold onto their socks, underwear and shirts well beyond their use by date. Sound familiar? Then feel safe in the knowledge that you have complete permission to rotate these out as part the general family household maintenance.


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Encourage him into a good quality leather jacket. It will see him through all year round and just make him look cooler (regardless of his age). It’s also one of the only pieces of clothing of his that will look better with age. Another plus!


Replace the denim. Denim jeans are not an investment, rather an operating expense that wear out over time. Tell-tale signs are holes and worn patches (in the wrong places) and general thinning of the denim. At the first sign of these, hit the shops. And unless he is a musician or Brad Pitt on a motorbike, ripped jeans on men over 40 are, well…enough said.

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Double down. If you have been lucky enough to get your man into a shop with moderate success, encourage him to buy two of everything that looks sharp – especially in the pants and shirts department. It’s your one chance to get him into a store for a very long time – so take advantage!


Buy him a hat. An authentic hand made panama hat (made in Equador) sits around the $200 mark. And the average man would rather walk through a busy ski field naked before forking out such a princely sum for a hat.

BUT, they will accept one gladly as a gift and wear it with pride to every race day, BBQ, wedding and summer party – as long as they don’t ever know how much it cost. Some things are just better left unsaid and a smart panama will catapult your man forward in the fashion stakes despite what the rest of his outfit might be doing on the day.

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Mother’s Day! While we know weddings are all about the bride that does not mean the groom and his men escape scrutiny. The details in their ensembles also require attention; from the buttonhole to cufflinks, the pocket square to their shoes.


elts, says leather craftsman Peter O’Brien, are a great way to complete groomsmen’s outfits. He learned his craft in the 70s and has been honing it ever since. Peter enjoys making bespoke items that will last a long time and working with clients to create exactly what they want and love. Peter has a selection of handbags and satchels available, or he will make to order. He can also make tool belts and knife rolls. All are hand stitched and sport high quality catches. Every item he makes is unique. He uses vegetable tanned leather and water based dyes and sealers – very environmentally friendly. Peter says belts are very popular for a variety of occasions. For grooms and groomsmen they can be stamped with names and the wedding date as a beautiful memento of the day. Of course, they can also make unique anniversary, Father’s Day, and birthday or graduation gifts. Made to exact measurements, carved in a pattern of choice, or left in a plain style, Peter’s belts can be naturally dyed with any colour from the colour range on offer. The belts are resilient and made to last, with a choice of brass or silver coloured, high quality buckles. Check out Peter’s website or the Facebook page for photos of his leather products, and contact details.


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From silky satins to stunning statement pieces, a little style party never killed nobody!




hile the seasonal tides sweep certain aesthetics in and out, there are some hallmarks of true sophistication that never fall victim to the constant industry churn. From the elegance of a chic gown blazer and skirt/pant combo, through to a classic wristwatch, making a fairly hefty investment from time to time on wardrobe additions that will go the distance is completely justified. The same goes for a great clutch or handbag and beautiful undergarments. Although it sounds like an oxymoron, cheap clothes are too expensive. Buying quality is essential and in order to have an educated eye, it takes practice, plus a few helpful tips. Ours include checking the label to evaluate the content makeup of a garment’s fabric. Natural fibres ultimately go the distance although synthetics are improving with the progression of textile technology. Additionally, look at the structure of the piece – check the seams are holding the garment together and are even and closely spaced, as well as lying flat on the fabric. Be wary of any corner cutting, i.e. flimsy buttons or fraying button holes. If in doubt, give Google a shout. There are top tips lists for every type of garment purchase you can imagine.



2. Although it sounds like an oxymoron, cheap clothes are too expensive.





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SPARKLING SERVICE Owning a beautiful piece of fine, bespoke jewellery could be more of a reality than a dream, with Via Sollertia Jewellers, says Manager Clare Williams.


eople often think custommade jewellery is a ridiculously expensive item that’s out of their reach, so they end up just going to a chain store – but we can work with any budget.” Located in the heart of the city on iconic New Regent Street, the familyowned business provides a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. As well as delivering a personal design and creation service, a stunning selection of timeless, unique pieces are showcased – all beautifully crafted by the on-site jeweller. “Visiting jewellery stores can be quite sterile and daunting to walk into, but we like to treat everyone like family. Good service is our number one priority

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and we’re willing to go above and beyond what customers expect.” Via Sollertia is a name synonymous with high-quality and has been operating in Christchurch for 20 years – losing its original location in the 2011 earthquake. Now situated on one of the city’s most beautiful streets, being away from the traffic, as well as the hustle and bustle of the malls only adds to the entire experience. With 10 years in the industry, Clare’s dedication to the art is obvious. “This is my passion, my everything – I genuinely love what I do and I want to share that with everyone.” Layby and finance options are available. Phone 366 8001 or visit for more information.

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A STYLISH SOIREE On Monday 3 July, stunning Salon Parlour held its mid-winter Christmas evening for VIP clients.

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Fertility Associates introduces cutting edge technology Time Lapse Imaging (TiMI)- to the South Island.


r Sarah Wakeman, Medical Director, Fertility Associates Christchurch says, “We felt it was really important to invest in bringing this new proven fertility technology to Christchurch to help our patients achieve their dream of having a baby - as soon as they possibly can.”

TiMI STAGES Every stage of embryo development is captured – all while leaving the embryos undisturbed.

What’s so great about TiMI? Several studies show that TiMI increases the chance of pregnancy using the first embryo transferred by up to 10 percent.

Time Lapse Imaging also provides a take home home video of the first 5 days of embryo development.

“TiMI keeps the embryo in an undisturbed environment and provides continuous surveillance. Fewer disturbances to the embryos have been shown to improve embryo development and ultimately success. “We are very excited to bring TiMI to Christchurch for the first time. It means a lot to our team and we know it will make a difference to all those families we can help.” To find out more, simply visit the website and watch the video with Dr Sarah Wakeman. Or email the Christchurch team on Dr Sarah Wakeman, Medical Director Fertility Associates Christchurch

“This means that by using TiMI we can reduce the time to pregnancy through selection of the best embryo to use first.” How does it work? • Time Lapse Morphometry Imaging (TiMI) captures video footage from fertilisation to the 5th day of embryo development. • Fertility Associates can better select the embryo that has the most potential to result in a viable pregnancy. Metropol July 20, 2017 35


NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN DIABETES TECHNOLOGY A cutting-edge new technology stands to revolutionise the way New Zealand’s diabetic community monitors its glucose levels.


he arrival of Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system eliminates the routine glucose finger pricks. This means the days of routine glucose testing with lancets, finger pricking, test strips and blood are over for people aged 18 and older with insulin dependent diabetes. Offering a discreet and convenient method of checking glucose levels, the technology is also shown to reduce time spent in hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) or hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) and has proven to make a significant different for patients where testing frequently has been the barrier. “For many people with diabetes, the barrier to achieving good control is knowing what their blood glucose levels are,” says Associate Professor Jeremy Krebs, Endocrinologist and Clinical Leader, University of Otago, Wellington. “Whilst finger prick testing can give them this information, it is often difficult to do this regularly, particularly in public situations.

The new Flash technology continuous monitoring device has really made a big difference for patients of mine where testing frequently has been the barrier for them. I would hope that in time this technology will become funded by PHARMAC.” Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre System consists of a small, round sensor — approximately the size of two stacked two dollar coins – worn on the back of the arm, and a reader that can display the person’s glucose profile in an easy-to-read, visual chart known as the Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP). The sensor is worn on the back of the upper arm for up to 14 days and captures glucose readings day and night. A handheld reader is scanned over the sensor to get a quick and painless real-time glucose result in one second. It also displays an eight-hour history and a trend arrow that shows the direction that glucose is heading. Visit

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School holidays may be drawing to a close but there’s still plenty of action on the agenda in North Canterbury to enjoy.


f you’ve yet to discover the Waimakariri Libraries Mystery Tail, then don your detective cap and get exploring. Running until Sunday 23 July, the trail experience is available at Kaiapoi, Rangiora and Oxford Libraries. Visit one of these libraries and become a detective using hidden clues to solve the mystery trails before returning your completed trail to the library to enter the prize draw. Ten winners will be drawn at the



end of Kidsfest. Enjoy the magic of a Kaiapoi Teddy Bear Hunt – there has been a bear invasion in Kaiapoi and they are hiding everywhere! Pick up your entry form from Kaiapoi i-Site or download from and find as many bears as you can to enter the prize draw. For a full list of what’s on in Waimakariri, visit

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DERLAND Whoever said winter casts a shadow over our social life has clearly never adventured out to Rangiora to participate in its annual Winter Festival.


n innovative initiative born out of the earthquakes, the festival brings the all-vibrant country town to life with an actionpacked agenda that generously stretches over several days. A family-centric affair, there is a bit of somethin’-somethin’ for everyone with an emphasis on freespirited fun. Live out your figure skating fantasy on the pop-up ice rink which will appear on Thursday 27 July and run until Sunday 30 July. After letting off some steam, kick back and relax with some comfort food at the drive in movie at the New World Car Park. Rug up in your sleeping bag in your very own car space (bookings are a



must), or wrap up in your winter woollies and perch up front on a beanbag. Movie details are yet to be announced so keep an eye on the website at For the grownups, a sophisticated soiree of cocktails, canapes and connections awaits on Friday 28 July from 7-11pm. Tickets are $79 per person for the exciting event, which invites guests to don their best dressed and dance the night away. The town festival extravaganza on Saturday 29 July has a very generous recreational spread on offer with local food, crafts and fashion along with buskers, local musicians, a bouncy castle and animal farm.


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If there’s one thing Hollywood has taught us, smashing plates at a Greek wedding is tradition. But what about the rest of the world?


he team at 888Poker has pulled together a list of 21 lucky traditions which include broom jumping, bell breaking, and running away. Let’s start close to home. In Australia, some couples opt for the Unity Bowl. Each member of the bride and groom’s families are given a coloured stone which is unique to them. During the ceremony they each place the stone in a bowl which is then displayed at the couple’s home, symbolising how the families have coloured the couple’s life, and to remind the newlyweds of their families.

SOME OTHER TRADITIONS INCLUDE: Did you know that in Kenya the father of the bride spits on her head and chest to bring good luck to the bride? In an African-American wedding, the bride and groom jump over a broom at the end of the ceremony. Whoever jumps the highest is the decision maker in the household Following a wedding in the Philippines, the couple release two white doves – symbolising a loving and successful marriage The groom’s mother in Guatemala breaks a white ceramic bell filled with grains when the couple arrives, symbolising a prosperous marriage A bell is also used in the Irish culture. It is rung after reciting the vows. The chime is said to ward off evil spirits In the Korean culture, carved, wooden ducks, or geese are thrown at the bride by her mother-in-law. If she catches one she will have a boy. If she doesn’t she will have a girl Imagine running away during your wedding reception. That’s exactly what couples do in Venezuela. It’s good luck if they make it away without getting caught, and also good luck for anyone at the reception who realises they’re missing Baumstamm Sägen is a wood-cutting ritual in Germany. The couple cut a piece of wood with a two-handled saw, symbolising the first obstacle they’ll get through as a married couple In Japan, the couple, along with their parents, take part in a sakesharing ceremony. They each take three sips from three cups. This formalises the bond between the families Joota Chupai is a wedding tradition in India. The eldest unmarried girls from the bride’s family steal the groom’s shoes while his family try to get them back, usually through ransom. No one knows why they do this, but it’s fun and gets everyone involved.

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T A bell is also used in the Irish culture. It is rung after reciting the vows. The chime is said to ward off evil spirits.

herefore, V for Hair and Beauty upstairs in Merivale Mall created the very popular Golden Girls Club, so hair can be affordably maintained with the latest styles, by a team that specialises in modern, creative techniques. If choosing to embrace grey hair, with a perfect cut and colour this can be especially flattering. Natural grey locks can appear flat and dull, so Silver Line hair colour helps by adding gloss and glamour in beautiful soft shades. There is no regrowth - it just gently fades out. Highlights and lowlights can also turn heads and even perms can add attractive body and movement. As an expert cut and shape is imperative to make a stylish statement, V for Hair and Beauty ensures mature clients look the part and feel confident. Golden Girls also receive 20 percent off a welldeserved beauty treatment.

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Hanmer Springs is a timeless jewel in our recreational crown and seemingly only gets better with age. The perfect holiday hotspot in rain, hail, snow or shine, we’ve compiled a list of the key activities on in this neck of the woods and neighbouring areas over the coming months. Mt Lyford: An upgraded ski field is yours for the taking this season. A new trail that is perfect for families is on offer as is a new space which forms a natural half-pipe on the mountain for advanced snowboarders. See Greta Valley Marathon Run, 5 August: Sanctioned by Athletics Canterbury and Athletics NZ, this event is open to all athletic club members and the general public. The event begins and ends at Greta Valley Tavern and is one of the best and most affordable road relays remaining in Canterbury. Only an hour from Belfast, it’s an easy drive north through Amberley to Greta Valley. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and coastal vistas as you drive towards Motunau Beach and

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N MEATBALLS INGREDIENTS 1 can DOLE Crushed Pineapple 500g ground chicken or turkey 2 cups instant brown rice, uncooked or pre-cooked express rice 3/4 cup green onion, thinly sliced, divided 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce, divided 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 2 tbsp orange marmalade Broccolini

DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 180ยบC. 2. Drain 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, reserving remaining pineapple and juice for sauce. 3. Combine ground turkey, rice, 1/2 cup drained pineapple, 1/2 cup green onions, 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce, egg, ginger and nutmeg in large bowl, mixing well. 4. Scoop mixture and gently roll into desired meatball size; place on aluminium foil-lined baking sheet with sides. Bake at 180ยบC., 25 to 30 minutes or until meatballs are done. 5. Cook brown rice. 6. Meanwhile to make sauce, combine remaining pineapple and juice, 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce and orange marmalade in medium saucepan; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup green onions. 7. Steam broccolini. 8. Top cooked meatballs with sauce. Serve over hot cooked rice and additional green onions if desired.

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With by far the most expansive cocktail list in the city, some of the best desserts in the country, and staff members who are as passionate about the restaurant as they are knowledgeable of their products; The Monday Room is a must visit. Its cocktail list, with over 100 drinks, ranging from Gatsby-era classics, to more contemporary beverages, is famed for its mouth-watering flavours with a generous dose of innovation thrown into the mix. Lucky for cocktail connoisseurs, The Monday Room is feeling generous and lifting the lid on one of its best kept secrets… the Tall Hemingway Daiquiri.

The classic Hemingway Daiquiri is comprised of White Rum, Maraschino, Grapefruit, and Lime, and is served shaken in a martini/cocktail glass. This is a twist on the classic, resulting in a refreshing and slightly tart, tall drink, not dissimilar to a Mojito. 60mls White Rum 30mls Fresh Lime Juice 30mls Sugar Syrup


Simply build this drink by adding all the ingredients to the glass and then add ice and stir until chilled. Top up with All Good Organic Red Grapefruit. (Alternatively substitute with 1/3 pink grapefruit juice and 2/3 soda water). Ideally garnish with an ice basket, citrus zest, and dehydrated fruit, but a simple wedge of grapefruit would suffice.

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cuisine encouraged us to do what we enjoy. I want to make them proud while achieving things for myself as well. After three years, what’s been the hardest part about owning Raeward Fresh? In 2016 I had to make three people redundant. That was definitely the hardest thing I’ve had to do. The business has been hugely affected by the road works, our turnover has dropped by around 40 percent, which has meant I’ve had to make some tough calls.

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Owning and operating a bustling produce and gourmet grocery store at 32 may seem daunting for most, but for Kerri Lee, a third generation grocer, it’s second nature. Kerri’s the grocer at Raeward Fresh Harewood where she has been making her mark since buying the business in 2014.


erri cut her teeth in business when she purchased Paper Plus, New Brighton in 2006. Within four years, she and her co-owner managed to turn the ailing business around before selling in 2010. In late 2014, the opportunity arose to purchase Raeward Fresh Harewood Road

and it was an opportunity Kerri could not pass up. We spoke to Kerri to find out how it’s all going. You’ve packed a lot in over the past 11 years. What drives you? Quite simply - family. I’m one of four daughters and Mum and Dad have always

Have the road works finished? Many businesses in Christchurch have had to deal with road works. Our time to recover will come and now that the major works at the Harewood Road roundabout are near completion, we hope to see more of our customers returning. How does a store such as yours compete against supermarkets? Is it tough? I often get asked this, but honestly, I like to think we don’t compete with supermarkets because our offering is so different. Our produce is fresh daily and we are able to offer lower prices; many of our grocery products aren’t available in other stores and we are always getting new products in. What’s your favourite thing about the store? It’s the people. Staff and customers are why I’m in this business. My staff are amazing and I’m lucky to have had some stay with me since the Paper Plus days. The diversity in our customer base is huge - from local chefs, grandmothers, mothers and fathers to aspiring master chefs. We certainly would not be where we are without our regulars.

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Fine dining options include the slow roasted pork belly with baby potatoes; roast red pepper chutney; green beans; crispy bacon and garlic infused jus, or the duck confit leg and seared breast with creamy mashed potato; rhubarb; red cabbage and green beans, served with sour cherry

The gastropub-style restaurant is well-known for its fantastic fare.


FINE DINING FANTASTIC FARE W A warm, welcoming vibe combined with a trendy, contemporary atmosphere – The Pedal Pusher is downto-earth yet upmarket.

ith locations in both Addington and Rolleston, the gastropub-style restaurant is well-known for its fantastic fare. From upmarket cuisine to casual dining, the menu features a wide range of tasty dishes, as well as a great selection of local and international craft beers, wines and cocktails.

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sauce. For casual diners, shared plates and lighter meals are popular, says owner Madlen Shaw. “Our chicken sandwich is so loved that when I tried to take it off the menu, our customers just kept requesting it.” The dessert menu is also impressive, with customers often calling the crème brulee ‘the best in town’ – another item that has become a permanent fixture on the menu due to the requests of dedicated diners. With the Addington site so close to town and a range of venues - most diners are on-route to an event – it gets busy quickly, so booking early is essential! The sunny, spacious Rolleston restaurant features a large outdoor dining area as well as a dedicated children’s space. Live music is played on Sunday and weekly quiz nights are held at both sites. Visit or Facebook for more information.


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“I thoroughly recommend OREGANO!” The restaurant has a lovely decor and is always light, airey and clean and they guarantee a very welcoming greeting. There’s nothing like their Chicken Souvlaki for lunch with Oregano’s beautiful crisp fresh salad. I recommend you try it – Tracey Walker

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s you savour the perfection of their beautifully crafted sushi and dumplings, owners Richmond Tiong and Weila Li want you to be transported to a place where only the tastes of the moment are important. “Happiness is here and now,” they say. “We use the highest quality ingredients,” Weila explains – “free-range chicken and eggs, eye fillet beef and Marlborough and Stewart Island King Salmon. Our sushi rice and Nori seaweed are also very top grade. For us too, caring for the environment is very important and we opt for biodegradable craft paper packaging and wooden chopsticks and forks.” At Zen you can buy pre-packaged sushi, but you can also choose your own individual pieces. Chefs James and Hide delight in creating new flavours of nigiri from salmon and avocado nigiri and sweet tofu nigiri to raw tuna nigiri or eel nigiri – all absolute works of art speaking volumes of the years it takes to train as a sushi chef. Dumplings at Zen can be either steamed or pan-fried. They are succulent and juicy with heaps of flavour and come in several options – pork and chives, beef, celery and onions, chicken and coriander or mixed vegetable. Every dumpling is perfectly formed and packed full of ingredients. Make sure you dip the dumplings into Zen’s very special spicy sauce. Zen is a takeaway place, but there are a few outdoor tables where you can sit and enjoy your meal and achieve your Zen state of mind. Open seven days a week.

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CULINARY CHARM ON SHOW On Wednesday 21 June, Chef Xavier Sparkes from Fagor dazzled guests of Total Food Equipment with her culinary charm.

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Working with in-vogue pressure cookers, Xavier’s in store demonstration enlightened guests on how to prepare healthy, whole food meals in much less time.

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Multi-Award Winning Butchery Now in larger brighter premises at 303 Colombo St

Unique smallgoods, all gluten and MSG free All meat free-range Great service, great value

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verlooking historic Victoria Square and the Avon River, the new Crowne Plaza has 204 accommodation rooms, three separate dining outlets, and four state-of the-art meeting spaces. At 18 storeys, the hotel has stunning views over the city to the coast, hills and Southern Alps. Metropol is absolutely delighted to have a very special prize up for grabs with the Crowne Plaza to celebrate its opening. The package includes one night’s accommodation in a King Suite including drinks in the Social Wine Bar on arrival and breakfast for two in Market Place Restaurant.

We all love a good get-together, but when everyone has such busy lives we just don’t get the chance to do it often enough.


hen the time comes to organise your next event, The Villas is the perfect inner city destination for functions and groups from 4 to 44 or more. Whether you need a private room for a family gathering, entertaining your best customers or after work drinks, or a larger space for a corporate event or social club gathering, The Villas has flexible and spacious options to accommodate your group. Function food options include selections of canapes and snacks made on-site or tailored set menus can be arranged for a more formal event. The ‘Back Bar’ is a great space for a casual get-together for drinks and canapes. For group dining, upstairs in the ‘Blue Room’ is just the spot for larger groups. Whatever it is that you’re celebrating, let The Villas team take care of the details and ensure that your event runs smoothly. Get in touch and talk to the team about your next special event. Head to the website, or phone 365 6066 to secure your booking. Visit

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


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Hand mixed seasonings, all natural gluten free. Small Event Catering including High Tea. Menu Mentoring & Tasting Billies. Kitchen Shop and Online Shopping.


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

‘Winter Warmers’ Call by now for your very own Bento Box at Sesame Sushi Order yours now!

Sesame Sushi & Asian Fusion 33 Elgin Street (Corner of Colombo St & Elgin St) Ph. (03) 943 7872

Dunsandel Country Cafe & Bar

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


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Time for Tea Tempting tea time treats await in this charming old style deli. Superb selection of fine teas and artisan goodies for health conscious foodies. NZ and imported cheeses. GF & DF options. Awesome coffee. Gift vouchers & hampers.

The Lincoln Pantry

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There’s loads of bargains to be had at our HUGE Winter Sale! Cupcake Cases from $1.00. Ready-Made Icing Half Price. Edible decorations – buy one get one FREE. Stock up now

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My Collective is a Christchurch Christmas Cake company. We can engrave your company logo on the lid of the boxes making them a perfect client or staff Christmas gift. 0273411512

The home of fresh Pasta and Crafted Calzones Dine in or Take away Open Monday to Saturday, 5.00 pm till 9.00 pm.

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Bespoke Platters Using local Canterbury produce to create delicious, aesthetically pleasing platters to cater for all occasions from children’s birthday parties to large corporate functions for 100+ people. Book your platter today! Ph. (03) 921 2943

@Villa 23 Cafe Christchurch, home of Yummy Smoothies, is delighted to introduce their new SUPER CHEF Sebastian to cook amazing vegetarian food for you. Bookings: 03 343 33 75 Opening times and winter break on instagram: #the.villa23

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WINNING HEARTS AT TEN27 On Friday 9 June, ten27 coffee, eatery & bar hosted live music, complimentary nibbles and happy hour drinks all night to celebrate its first birthday.

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The stunning culinary hot spot is located in Ferrymead and has been winning hearts with its gorgeous fare ever since opening.

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Freshly baked, healthy, handmade on the premises, gorgeous takeaway food. Extensive range of slices, sandwiches, pastry products, Vivace Coffee Open 6 days | 66-68 Springs Road, Wigram Retail Shop 03 344 6043 Kitchen 03 344 6044 54 July 20, 2017 Metropol

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Coffee tables are thought to have originated in Britain during the late Victorian area. Long slung tables hosted the de rigueur beverage of the time, tea, and succeeding lovers of abode objects that combine fashion and function have never looked back.

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n 2017, coffee tables still very much serve a practical purpose, but they have also earned cult status as a statement piece for living rooms. A perfect host to essentials, they also can provide a plinth of honour for your favourite accents. The power trifecta is of course a combination of flowers, trays and books, but you can move beyond this predictable pattern and delve into bespoke collections that tell your own story. From beloved pieces of heirloom jewelry that is a great conversation starter, to nostalgic mementos from your favourite trips, the décor possibilities are bountiful. Popular coffee table candy includes eclectic trinkets like bell jar cloches, magnifying glasses, deer antlers (sometimes spray-painted gold) and amethysts offering down to earth glamour. See-through coffee tables channel chic minimalism and are a way to show off a beautiful rug underfoot while heavily industrial pieces can provide stand-alone impact. In recent times we have also seen tree stumps and old cargo boxes morph into makeshift coffee tables to add a unique point of difference to living spaces.






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The team from Cymon Allfrey Architects offer an insight into where their inspiration comes from.

MORE OFTEN THAN NOT OUR IDEAS COME FROM LESS OBVIOUS PLACES – BUT ARE ALWAYS INSPIRED BY YOU. idea, we even presented the concept to our client on a leaf! For one current project the decision to build required some surrounding mature trees to be removed. As well as a list of requirements around living, our client mentioned that rather than dwell on the lost garden they now ‘borrow’ the view of the neighbouring street trees. This simple comment struck a chord and inspired us to design the home to embrace the surrounding established trees and play on the concept of borrowing the neighbours foliage. A concept that will see architectural forms used to lift the eye up and experience the surrounding trees, ultimately informing the internal spaces and creating the desired sense of connection to the garden. We want our architecture to stand out from the crowd and make a statement and the only way we can successfully achieve this is by taking the time to really get to know you and how you want to live. From the outset of any project, we are listening and paying attention to you, to find the little hidden gems that inspire that unique result. While we are often influenced by what we see, we challenge ourselves to find the idea and we are proud that each of our designs is unique. Crafted through a collaborative undertaking between you and us. For more from Cymon Allfrey Architects, visit their website

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ayne and Emma Watson set up their company 14 years ago to provide a professional plumbing service with quality workmanship. The fact they have hundreds of clients they regularly work with, many of whom have been with them since the very beginning, is evidence that Layne and Emma continue to achieve their original goal. “Plumbing may seem like a pretty static industry,” says Emma, “but that’s not entirely true. There are changes and developments all the time with different products and different markets. Working with our customers to give them what they want is of paramount importance to us.”


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QUALITY WORKMANSHIP IN ACTION The efficient functioning of the plumbing in our homes isn’t something that is at the forefront of our consciousness – until something goes wrong. Then it’s great to know that there are experienced qualified craftsmen plumbers out there, such as Layne Watson Plumbing, who can come to the rescue.

All of Layne Watson’s plumbers are Site Safe trained and licensed by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers’ Board (PGDB). The company has also been an active member of the Canterbury Master Plumbers’ Association since 2005. Whether for maintenance work on a house, or as contractors on building projects, customers can be assured they are choosing a reliable, reputable plumbing firm. For more information contact the team at Layne Watson Plumbing on 0800 150 155, at or on Facebook.

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DISCOVER PARADISE IN YOUR BACKYARD His truck says it all. On the sides of Carl Gildea’s vehicle are stylised weeping willows that clearly indicate Carl’s love of gardens and plants. “Willows are such graceful trees it seemed very fitting to name my company after them,” Carl says.

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arl has over 15 years of landscaping and construction experience in England, Australia and New Zealand. It all began on a working holiday in Australia where he thoroughly enjoyed laying paving and building retaining walls. “It was hard work, but I could be creative and it was very satisfying seeing the final outcome. Once I returned to the UK I knew this was the work I wanted to continue to do and anyone who visits Westminster will be walking on paving I laid.” Now here in New Zealand Carl has established his own company - Willow Landscapes specialising in all aspects of landscape design and construction from paving, decking and retaining walls, to driveways, lawns or creating complete new gardens. “I’m told I have a very good eye for detail and symmetry. That’s why I love paving, but because one of my hobbies is building timber furniture, I am also passionate about using timber in gardens to fashion pergolas, screens, fencing and decking.” Gardens come to life with plants. Since being in New Zealand, Carl has developed a deep appreciation for our native plants and is working with Landscape Architect Dan Cameron to include natives in the gardens they design and construct. “These plants grow so easily in their own climate and they still offer colour and variation in textures. Who wouldn’t want to bring birds such as the Tui back to our gardens?” For a free quote, call Carl on 021 536 442.

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he flame picture and ambience our fires produce is unrivalled,” says owner, Ali Bond, who runs the company with her husband Brent and brother Jono. “Our fires add soul and warmth to any room, delivered with the convenience of gas.” Catering to both residential and commercial – from homes, apartments, baches and villas, to hotels, restaurants and luxury lodges – the expert team combine cutting-edge design with the latest technology, working closely with designers and architects to produce the stunning product. Crafted for both performance and comfort, all Real Fires are carefully engineered to provide warmth to any room, Ali says. “There is a common misperception of open gas fires being purely decorative, but that’s not the case. All Real Fires are designed to do far more than just look good, and are thoroughly tested before delivery and installation. Our team can custom build to order in sizes ranging from 600mm to 2.2m wide – the wider the fire, the larger the heat output.” Based in Auckland, Real Fires sell direct to Christchurch and the product is also available through Placemakers. Real Fires will soon be available to view and purchase from Quality Heating Services – phone Sokol Krasniqi on 027 492 1320 or visit for more information.

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ow that Rutland Street’s roadworks and cycleway is completed, there’s parking outside the door of the suburban shopping haven, where beautiful home decor is intermingled among the elegant gifts. Favourite brands such as French Country and Citta feature, as do OneWorld’s diverse range from ceramic stools to jewellery and Le Forge’s unique pieces including mirrors, vases and lamps. An exquisite selection of room sprays adds that finishing touch. “Staff members Andrea, Jill and Elaine help with our purchasing decisions, creating a well-balanced variety,” says owner/manager Liz Van Montfort. She says her customers often do all their shopping here, especially to save time and enjoy the personal service. As large malls can sometimes overwhelm, it’s a serene boutique alternative that’s a pleasure to explore. Coco Gifts, 63 Rutland Street, St Albans (next to Meshino Café) opens weekdays 10am-5.30pm, and 10am-4pm weekends.

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One on Ones A one-on-one in my business is not too different from a one-on-one in any other. It’s a chance for two parties to get together to review progress, address issues if they exist (and they always do) and spend meaningful time trying to move mutual interests ahead. It sounds straightforward and practical, and for most it might almost be a box-ticking exercise but to my mind that would be an error. Recently I held a training course in Auckland for a large team of managers who had within their job descriptions the requirement to take one-on-ones.

The room itself was a 60/40 mix in favour of men and it’s fair to say the methods I proceeded to share – as well as the basics I adhere to – were different to many of theirs. I use the word ‘different’ in a gentle and general way because although there are no strictly right and wrong approaches, there’s certainly a difference when it comes to effectiveness and results. Here’s some of what I had to share. My governing philosophy is very simple and comprises three core actions: 1) To Connect, because connection is the very essence of effective communication; 2) To Recognise, and I’d prefer to use this portion of a session to recognise the good stuff whilst never forgetting or ignoring the not-so-good;

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The overall impact a house makes comes down to many elements all working together to fulfil the vision the owner has in mind.


ew know this better than Louvre Solutions, an innovative business owned and operated by Craig Rogers. His company has enjoyed enduring success since introducing his cutting-edge technology and concepts to a waiting market, initially in Christchurch and now throughout the South Island. Louvre Solutions’ products include motorised opening louvre roofs, elliptical sun louvres, privacy and security screens, gates, fences, chimney cowls, bracket fixed/end fixed louvres and vertical sun shades. “When we started out, these premium products were prohibitively expensive, reserved for the elite. While the quality of the products has never faltered, we have been able to make them accessible to a wider market, and work with a number of clients ranging from entry level properties through to very high-spec homes,” Craig explains.

The benefits of a louvre roof in particular are multitudinous, ranging from cosmetic to practicality. They are a brilliant addition to homes and can be proactively planned as part of the design and build process, or retrofitted once the need is identified post construction. Louvre roofs enable complete control over the environment. Not only do they provide an extra room to the home, but they also allow indoor/outdoor flow to continue whatever the weather. “Following the earthquakes, there has been a significant shift to sub-divisions where there is generally no established cover. Houses are exposed and owners try to manage environmental conditions and the impact on their homes through other means with often poor results,” Craig says. “We worked hand-in-hand with engineers to come up with the ideal system to mitigate these problems and a louvre roof proved to be the answer.”

An added advantage of this costeffective idea is that a louvre roof can be retrofitted to 95 percent of new houses after they have been built and still look part of the initial structural design rather than appearing to be an afterthought. And they are affordable. Strategic partnerships are important to Louvre Solutions and Craig and his team pride themselves on their burgeoning portfolio of repeat and referred business generated through word of mouth and a robust network of contacts including independent builders, building companies, architects and landscape architects all of whom recommend the company to potential clients. “Our relationships are paramount,” Craig says. “Key to this is that I remain very involved in the business. From the quoting right through to the installation, I will work with our clients throughout the entire process.” Upon engagement, Craig and his team will visit the client to discuss the best options for the home. The custom-made louvre roof product, with bespoke features like powder coated colouring tailored to the client’s needs, is then manufactured at the business’ own local factory. “While we are proudly based in Christchurch, we also have agents around the South Island including representatives based in Wanaka, Central Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Queenstown. From order to install, it takes about 4-6 weeks.” Winter months are a great time to start planning for your louvre roof for summer. Visit for more information, or phone 0275 356 286.

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location, it’s a term that means much more than location, it’s a term that means much more than the words it speaks of. A bit rough around the edges, the words it speaks of. A bit rough around the edges, the Kiwi bloke is practical and manly, and he does the Kiwi bloke is practical and manly, and he does things for himself. things for himself. They even have a uniform, this Kiwi bloke; although They even have a uniform, this Kiwi bloke; although for my dad, the singlets and jandals don’t make as for my dad, the singlets and jandals don’t make as much of an appearance these days after a decademuch of an appearance these days after a decadelong stint in the outback of Western Australia left long stint in the outback of Western Australia left him acclimatised to weather a little more on the him acclimatised to weather a little more on the warmer side, he’s all about the checked shirts, jeans warmer side, he’sisall aboutnot thethe checked shirts, jeans ear of snakes perhaps most logical and a Stetson that’s seen better days. The fact that and foreword a Stetsonfor that’s seenpublication. better days. The fact that a rebuild But bear with his German shepherd Jade doesn’t leave his side just his German shepherd Jade doesn’t leave his side just me. further reinforces the image. further reinforces image. Albert Bandura hasthe been ranked as the fourth most But perhaps the most widespread characteristic of the influential psychologist of the twentieth century, But perhaps the most widespread characteristic of the Kiwi bloke mentality is the innate appreciation and love behind such names as Skinner and Freud, after he quite Kiwi bloke mentality is the innate appreciation and love of the land. Although my dad wasn’t born on the land famously lent his modelling to the treatment of the land. Although mytheories dad wasn’t born on theofland he now calls home, his love of the West Coast is such phobias whichhome, is where snakes come in.Coast is such he now– calls histhe love of the West that he could well have been. Using that hesuccessive could wellsteps, haveBandura been. exposed individuals hails fromand a valley somein20km inland from the toDad feared objects situations Dad hails from a valley someprogressively 20km inlandanxietyfrom the Marlborough township of Tua Marina, a place with where provoking forms, to dull the edges of fear. a Marlborough township of Tua Marina, Those a place where the land was your livelihood. Although one could argue fear of snakes were led through a desensitising process the land was your livelihood. Although one could argue it’s a love bornwatching from subsistence, the romantic in me which others interact snakes. it’s a involved love born from subsistence, thewith romantic in me would beg fascinated to differ. me was that, not only were they But what would beg to differ. Whether byphobias, nature or nurture, I too have same cured of their livesthat were Whether by naturethe or subjects’ nurture, Ientire too have that same love of the landthe and, althoughThey my gained land is confi somewhat improved from experience. dence, love of the land and, although my land is somewhat had less anxiety aboutmy other their and more metropolitan, loveaspects for it isofno lesslives ardent. more metropolitan, my love for it is no less ardent. were more to failure. I too wasresilient not born in the land I now call home, but in I too was not born in the land I now call home, but in as self-effi cacy, Bandura describedasthis theKnown 14 years since arriving in Canterbury a sprightly the 14 years since arriving in Canterbury as a sprightly confidence asI the sense that you canmade change the world 18-year-old, have most certainly Christchurch 18-year-old, I have most certainly made Christchurch and achieve you setfor outmy to do. “People with home, bothwhatever for myself and family. home, both for myself and for my family. high in their capabilities approach diffi cult than Theassurance earthquakes changed nothing for us, other The earthquakes changed nothing for us,asother than tasks as challenges to be mastered, rather than perhaps a deeper appreciation for the built heritage that perhaps a deeper appreciation for the built heritage that threats to be avoided,” he explains. bears testament to a vibrant and unique urban history. bears testament to a vibrant and unique urban is that Bandura has scientifi cally history. ButWhat evenstruck if youme took away the physical manifestation of But evenwhat if you took away the physical manifestation of validated is evident in the local narrative. our city, it would still be a great place to be, because of our city, would stillyears be aingreat place to there be, because of theitpast seven Christchurch, theOver people. thethose people. are who have refused to give up in the face of They are, after all, one of the region’s best assets. They are, afterusing all, one the region’s best assets. adversity, instead it as of a launchpad to success.



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esilience in a construction context is generally associated with building performance: how buildings perform during a natural disaster, and how quickly they can be reoccupied after the event? For the construction sector, an equally pressing issue is the financial and operational resilience of the companies operating within it. If a building is not resilient, our built environment is at risk. If those tasked with designing, documenting and delivering buildings are not resilient, our ability to construct and maintain the built environment is at risk. At a time when the sector – courtesy of MBIE’s ‘Construction Pipeline Report’ – is forecasting $30B to $35B of construction activity per annum over the next five years, we have companies within the construction industry experiencing difficulties. Reasons being cited include: • Skill shortages leading to incidences of poor workmanship, the rectification of which leads to time and cost over-runs for a project; • Allowances for labour and materials cost escalation on projects with long horizon lines, not being well considered; and • The level of risk attached to a construction project not being suitably assessed and factored in at the procurement stage. Overarching this is a low margin environment in which construction practitioners operate. With the sector’s forward workload appearing resilient, our industry’s focus should be on ensuring that our companies have the necessary skillsets and tools to enable them to become resilient. This is something that our industry is very focussed on.


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n the build up to a national election, it is very important that regional differences are taken into account when determining central government’s role across the country. Our region is unique and very different from other regions in New Zealand. We have a requirement for ongoing high levels of immigration, which is in direct contrast to what appears to be the mantra in Auckland. The issues we have with land use are unique to Canterbury, and ‘one size fits all’ in terms of tracking towards sustainable land use, will not work across New Zealand.

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onstruction data for Canterbury shows that building activity is still going strong, and you certainly get that feeling walking around central Christchurch. The question is: how will the election change that? Traditionally in an election year, we see developers take a momentary pause until they know which party has come out on top and the direction the country is headed. I don’t see that being any different this year, but it’s important to remember that Canterbury is in a slightly different position to the rest of the country. We don’t have the same price pressures in Canterbury that we once had. The lack of resource which once restricted the city’s redevelopment has now eased and there are, largely, ample resources to call upon. From a cost management perspective, with less pressure on resources and thus pricing, there’s the potential for better project outcomes, provided the design and budget are put under the microscope to unearth the potential for cost savings. At White Associates, we have multiple ongoing projects in Christchurch, with more on the horizon. With the reduction in resourcing pressures, build times in Canterbury are reasonable and we’re observing that, generally speaking, projects are staying on programme. This contrasts with the situation in Auckland where it’s common for project timelines to be stretched. Some projects are running over time as a result of the shortage of labour, contractor availability, capacity of subcontractors and material delays.

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he thousands of office workers now returning to the CBD have really reignited interest in the inner-city retail sector. New restaurants and cafés are popping up everywhere, including the Little High Street Eatery that has a cool vibe reminiscent of Ponsonby Central. The new international food emporium has put a permanent roof over eight family-run eateries in the $50 million McKenzie and Willis redevelopment. And now, two of New Zealand’s leading fashion retailers – World and Plume – are taking space in the building with several others lining up. Near the back of the McKenzie & Willis redevelopment are eight of the historic Duncan buildings. Their historic facades were bought from the Crown last year and the developers are now building new structures behind, opening onto a rear laneway. This will be a real mecca for niche fashion retailers with the lower price point and edgy location. In Cashel Street, The Crossing will be open by the last quarter of this year, touting international fashion retailers, including international retail giant H&M, while the longawaited Terrace will also open its doors with a fantastic mix of new food and beverage offerings. New York Deli has opened in the busy BNZ Centre and is attracting queues of hungry fans. Negotiations are already well advanced, with retailers wanting a slice of the action in the newly-named Riverside farmers’ market and the adjacent retail complex to be built next year. It’s fantastic to see all the pieces of the retail jigsaw puzzle falling into place with spaces filling fast.


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am a firm believer that politicians need to have a vision that stretches far beyond a three-year election cycle. We need to provide leadership and think about the future, and that’s exactly what Andrew Little did when he released Labour’s Canterbury public transport policy recently. We’ve committed $100m to ensuring Canterbury is being rebuilt for the future. I don’t want to be sitting in my car in a few years stuck in Auckland-style gridlock on Brougham Street or Blenheim Road wishing we had had the foresight to prevent this.

Locals, and not Wellington bureaucrats, need to come up with the best plan We’ll work with the Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee and local councils to decide how to spend the money. Locals, and not Wellington bureaucrats, need to come up with the best plan. There are plans afoot for easing congestion along the northern route with dedicated high-capacity lanes, so we have said we will tackle the western line first. However, commuter rail to the north of the city is something we also need to plan for. Roading solutions will ease the pain in the short-term but are not the long-term thinking I want for our city or region. National has squandered an opportunity to do something special with our transport system as we rebuilt. Instead, they’ve put their 20th century blinkers on and replaced what we had before with some tweaks. This is not what we need for the future. We need a bigger vision to maximise the potential in our city and region. Labour will deliver that vision.


ne of the first things I did as Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration was commit to keeping the community as up-to-date as possible on the rebuild and regeneration process. I’m provided a great deal of data, from a variety of sources, about every aspect of life in greater Christchurch, including the building and construction sector. Data is a tool that enables us to honestly track our progress, and where need be, reassess and regroup to address any challenges. So, with that in mind, I’ve been releasing a series of data snapshots to more accurately and transparently show how we’re tracking. One of the most recent snapshots — or ‘dashboards’ — focuses on residential and non-residential building activity. It shows the value of non-residential consents issued in the March 2017 quarter was $251 million, compared with $180 million in the same quarter in 2016. The value of residential consents was similar — about $400 million — to this time last year. The value of building activity in Canterbury in the March 2017 quarter was in excess of $1 billion. Overall, the level of construction activity isn’t quite what it was two years ago when quakerelated building consents were at their peak, but the numbers are still steady. Continued development in the central city and wider Christchurch area means economic growth and, importantly, jobs. Since the March 2010 quarter, Canterbury’s construction sector has increased by 88.3 per cent — or 20,400 employees.

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inn was working at the Arts Centre on the Artist in Residence programme and performing with the Free Theatre before the post-quake development of Gap Filler. It was intended as a oneoff project; transforming an empty city site into a temporary space featuring a garden café, petanque court, live music and outdoor cinema. But the project quickly took on a life of its own.



blue CHEP pallets by hundreds of volunteers, it captured imagination and sparked conversation around what temporary architecture was and could be. Gap Filler continues to adapt to the changing city, with current projects like Ping Pong, Super Street Arcade and Open City not occupying post-quakes sites. Although the realisation has changed, they continue to empower citizens to transform their surroundings. “Initially Gap Filler was about community, hope and trauma recovery,” Winn says. “Now, it’s asking who has the right to do things in a city and how can we enable people to bring more ideas to life? Often, members of the public are not enabled to participate in shaping their spaces and places. “People ask me ‘what will you do when all the gaps are filled?’ But there are gaps in any city, and there will always be land that won’t be built on or empty buildings. “The rebuilt Christchurch is at risk of being too homogenous and consumer-focused. We want to ensure the energy, colour, critique and spirit of the post-quake period has an ongoing presence in this city, to make it different from other cities and ultimately a city with something for everyone.”

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“It was really successful, with many different kinds of people getting involved and coming along,” Winn says. “They talked about seeing temporary projects elsewhere. So, we thought: why not here? What would it do for Christchurch if those with ideas could be supported to realise them?” Following February 2011, Gap Filler evolved, putting its creative energy into an outdoor cinema in Beckenham. Later that year came the Lyttelton Petanqaue Club and the Think Differently Book Exchange. In early 2012 came the Cycle-Powered Cinema and the Dance-O-Mat. After being told the latter ‘wouldn’t work as Kiwis won’t dance in public’, what is arguably the most popular Gap Filler project has proven those sentiments wrong. In Peter Young’s documentary, The Art of Recovery, a flamenco group teaches scooterriding teens some moves, with a boundarybreaking dance party perfectly capturing the spirit of the project. Even Prince Charles and Camilla danced there. “We can draw lessons from Dance-O-Mat that can be applied to permanent development of public spaces. Temporary projects allow us to experiment and test ideas in a low-risk way.” The Pallet Pavilion was the largest, most ambitious project. Made from 3000 borrowed,

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Innovation and community are at the heart of great design, best exemplified by the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial. Chair of the memorial’s selection panel, David Sheppard, tells us about the site selection process.

nly a handful of the 300 submitted entries included the land across the river on its southern side. Most focused on the open lawn area beneath the trees on the north bank. The panel was intrigued to see what the south side offered, visiting the area which was then a steep and unkempt river bank. While unappealing at first, we were attracted by its wide river views to the Antigua Boatsheds and downstream to the city core. Despite appearing narrow from the north bank, it became wide when seen from the south bank and reflected the sky in an appealing way; features which played a part in its selection. Other features included the retention of historic trees on the north side, inclusion of the river as a feature, a sunny and warm location, retention of the large grassed space on the north side capable of supporting large groups while allowing space for contemplation, the attractive use of a previously inaccessible stretch of river and the ease of surveillance due to the site’s openness – a feature shared by few of the designs. It is very satisfying that its key features have been recognised and the community have embraced the design, with visitors arriving at all times of the day and evening. We look forward to seeing the trees mature to round out the design vision and complete a fitting memorial for those it has been built to commemorate.


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for Crofskey, but he dismisses the praise. “People said, ‘You are so brave’... Look, I’m not resilient, I just didn’t know what else to do.” The site proved perfect for the new C-1. Crofskey oversaw extensive renovations, stripping the building back to reveal sturdy concrete columns. He installed solar panels, planted a small vineyard on the roof, even established a vegie garden. Last year, the vineyard netted 55 bottles of pinot noir, produced together with Waipara’s Black Estate Wines. Designed by Alec Bathgate, Let’s Take a Walk tells the C-1 story through foldout pages illustrating the ‘before’ and the ‘after’.

Pride In Print judge Dickon Lentell says it was a story which could only be told in print. “The Crofskey family lost their home and business in the earthquakes but the opening of the C-1 Espresso café was a sign of the city’s rebirth,” he says. “This was a broken city that has been put back together again, and the book tells us how it was done.” Caxton’s Managing Director Bridget Batchelor appreciated the opportunity to be involved in a brave Christchurch rebuild story. “It’s a job that we’ve never done of that type before. There were a lot of other people involved from within the industry – it was a pool of knowledge to pull it off.”

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nly 7600 residents – just 2 per cent of the city’s population – made their homes inside the Four Avenues pre-quake. Postquake that number dropped to 4900. Urban hot spots have since sprung up in the likes of Victoria Street, Lincoln Road and Show Place, as the city’s private developers jumped at the opportunity to build with more certainty outside the CBD. Meanwhile, like a commercial tale of the tortoise and the hare, the central city has slowly, but surely continued on its evolutionary path, as a number of impressive inner-city developments have come to fruition. Although whether we will reach the official rebuild target of getting 20,000 people – between 3 and 6 per cent of the city’s population – living inside the boundaries of the Four Avenues by 2024 is yet to be seen, every week it seems more empty lots are being filled. And it certainly seems we’re heading in the right direction. In the last two years more than 430 new residential building consents have been issued in the central city. Construction has also begun on the first stage of the East Frame residential development, which will see around 2000 people living between Manchester and Madras streets in the next 10 years. The growing appeal of Christchurch’s city centre as a place to live is revealed in a new survey which shows about a third of respondents would consider moving there. More than 2700 people responded to the central city survey, commissioned by the Christchurch City Council. Only six per cent of respondents were living in the central city but another 2 per cent were actively looking to move into the area. Eleven per cent said they planned to move into the central city in the next year or two. Another 17 per cent said they would consider a move into the central city once the rebuild was complete and a further 15 per cent said they would consider living in the central city once their children had left home. Council Monitoring and Research Team Leader Kath Jamieson says the results provide a good understanding of how respondents feel about the central city and how they are engaging with it. “As the regeneration of central city continues, the variety of facilities, attractions and opportunities available to residents and visitors continues to grow. “There are challenges in the midst of rebuilding the central city and there is room for improvement. However, the results indicate people are feeling reasonably positive about progress and value the contribution the central city makes to life in Christchurch.”

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Alan Judd is owner of two thriving Christchurch companies operating in commercial kerbing and infill concrete, and the domestic driveway sector – KerbworxNZ and Canterbury Kerb and Concrete.


erb and channelling is in Alan’s blood as he took over the business established by his father in the North Island in 1965. Selling the North Island business and moving to Christchurch to apply his skills to the earthquake rebuild, Alan and his family are now settled and committed Cantabrians. KerbworxNZ primarily works for corporate clients on large roading projects or subdivisions, laying in excess of 50,000m of kerbing last year alone. Currently employing ten staff, KerbworxNZ has capacity to lay more and can operate throughout the South Island, having already worked in Blenheim, Timaru and Oamaru areas. Recent projects include the SH1 Four-Laning project from Russley to Hornby, and earthquake repair work on the Hawkeswood Collapse on SH1 South of Kaikoura.

KerbworxNZ and Canterbury Kerb and Concrete have carried out work at Cashmere Primary and Aranui’s Haeata Community Campus. Last year Alan purchased Canterbury Kerb and Concrete, enabling him to offer a greater package of services to his existing clients. With a domestic as well as a commercial focus, Canterbury Kerb and Concrete offers excavation, kerbing, and concrete infill using colour and stencilling. Operations Manager Matt Cole says, “The company’s use of coloured stencilling in concrete infill is a real point of difference; a superior alternative to cobbles and pavers”. “CKC offers a ‘one-stop-shop’ for driveways, with rural driveways a specialty.” A project highlight for Canterbury Kerb and Concrete was the placement of 4500m2 of coloured concrete at the new Haeata Community Campus in Aranui.



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Already entrenched and essential in the literal and figurative beating heart of Christchurch, the new ambulance hub for St John has achieved a Merit in the Fagerhult NZ Health and Medical Property section of the Property Council NZ Awards.


t John is a charitable organisation with a goal of spending maximum time with the patient. The strains of population growth, along with increased day to day costs, required St John to look into new ways of operating to meet their goals. Spanbild Projects worked with St John from day one, along with the main

contractor, Southbase Construction. There were no illusions that the process to rebuild was going to be easy. Challenges included a tight budget, St John needing to operate during a civil emergency, a large amount of the budget necessary for treating waste and upgrading underground infrastructure, plus dealing with known site liquefaction issues.


Spanbild modelled ideas with St John to determine size limitations that would meet current needs, and allow for a clear structural span, providing almost 100 per cent usable floor area. This gives them complete flexibility in the future. As structural engineers, and manufacturers of cold rolled steel, Spanbild could provide a lighter structure, reducing the size and costs of the foundations, with the additional benefit of increased flexibility in the structure during an earthquake. It is the first of its kind in New Zealand. We congratulate St John on what they have achieved in both their built environment and cultural environment through this new facility.


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BUILT WITH PASSION When asked what his favourite part of a recent build in Halswell is, James Beattie of JAB Construction finds it hard to specify. “I see our builds as a whole – the finished product as one masterpiece, so the whole thing is my favourite part! We loved creating this home from the ground up and I’m very happy with the result.”


he Halswell home stands out from its peers in the streets alongside. The client’s brief? Create something that stands out – make it unique inside and out. JAB was the perfect building company for this job given their ethos. “We firmly believe that your home makes a unique statement about you. It expresses your

lifestyle and values while exemplifying your personal taste,” Beattie says. Designed by Samantha Railton and clad in Resene Rockcote with vertical cedar, the high studs, doors and oversized windows bring the outside in. Stunningly designed lighting highlights the interior, while exterior lighting shows a


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Warren & Mahoney Principal Jonathan Coote says of his profession “It is our job to inspire” – a mission thoroughly accomplished at the new PwC Centre at 60 Cashel Street. Road works alongside the river have long provided a slower passage with plenty of time to gawk (there is no other way to put it) at the pleasure and hope such an elegant, sharp building provides.


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learly the industry agrees, with this architectural beauty winning Best in Category at the RCP Commercial Office Property Awards. It recently sold for $49 million to Singapore company Grand Central (owner of the Hotel Grand Chancellor, now Grand Central Building – another WAM design); the first major purchase in the city by an overseas buyer since the earthquakes. It comes hot on the architectural heels of the development’s win in the Commercial category of the recent NZIA Canterbury Architecture Awards. The PwC Centre was completed to 130 per cent of the NZ Building Standard by developer Bridgewater Properties and construction

company Armitage Williams. High ceilings create spaciousness while minimal structural core means the interior is adaptable depending on tenants’ individual needs. “Housing 600 people in its vast 9700sqm space will lend vibrancy to the west end of Cashel Street and extend the energy of the entertainment and retail precinct further west,” Coote says. PwC is the second largest professional services firm in the world and, in New Zealand, employs more than 1,300 people. Alongside PwC in the centre are Chapman Trip, Air New Zealand, Crombie Lockwood, Tonkin and Taylor, Perception PR and others.


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Using photographs of the trees that line the Avon as the initial conceptual driver, the design team utilised a bird flocking algorithm to write code which transferred the abstracted design into a modular layout which could be repeated over the entire façade. “One of our talented graduates spent a good deal of time getting the coding and this component of the façade to work,” Coote says. There is a hidden aspect in the facade that passers-by are challenged to find. Several representations of tui are part of the mix. “It’s subtle, but when people spot them, their faces light up.” The way the east and west facades come together at a point extending beyond the edge of the structural framework has a dramatic impact on the corner both internally and externally – all the while those passing by think ‘Christchurch really has come back – and strong’.

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ocals Luke and Sarah Dixon took over ownership towards the end of the build. “We feel very fortunate to own such a stunning centre that was built on the back of the Little Wonders Group’s vast experience in building high quality childcare facilities around New Zealand,” Owner of The Willows, Luke Dixon, explains. The centre has raking windows that follow the interesting soffit lines. The angles and shapes of the soffit were the most labour intensive part of the build. To ensure the finish was consistent, this part was

executed entirely by the same two staff members. The soffit shapes are mirrored in the same pattern internally, which creates interesting interior spaces. A unique ceiling in the reception matches the design of the exterior and opens up to a large void within the turret to allow natural light into the entrance. Also designed by Phil Smith and built by the team, the reception desk mirrors the geometric shapes of the building’s exterior and stands as an incredible feature in itself. “Working with Rickie Shore Builders is fantastic; the communication is amazing and they are always dedicated, chasing up any last-minute complexities that need sorting at the end of the job,” Dixon says. Aside from the visual appeal of this centre, The Willows uniquely offers a real food menu with emphasis on low sugar: healthy food that tastes and looks good. “If you know your kids are eating well at preschool you don’t feel so bad when you feed them chicken nuggets for tea – we have got three children under five so know what it is like!” Dixon says. The RS Building team enjoyed the process and its challenges as much as the result. “We are extremely happy with the

entire project – as you can see from the end result, it has come together perfectly. We have tackled quite a few interesting commercial projects in the past but this childcare centre takes the cake for being the most interesting and eye-catching building we have completed,” Shore says. Rickie Shore started the Timaru building

THIS TAKES THE CAKE FOR BEING THE MOST INTERESTING AND EYE-CATCHING BUILDING WE HAVE COMPLETED.” company 25 years ago and currently employs 32 staff – 28 based in Timaru which service the South Canterbury and Mackenzie area, and four full-time staff in Christchurch. This project is one of many whereby the team offer the same great service to Christchurch city they have given South Canterbury customers for the last 25 years. They are proud to have won numerous Master Builder Awards, including a well coveted Supreme Award.

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A quest for a vibrant, festive place to congregate and explore resulted in Sheppard and Rout achieving the sole Urban Design and Planning Award at the 2017 Canterbury Architecture Awards, for the brave new BNZ Centre.

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INTRODUCING INDUSTRY, A NEW FORM OF COMMERCIAL FIT-OUT COMPANY RUN BY DESIGNERS, WITH THE EXECUTION OF QUALITY DESIGN OUR TOP PRIORITY. AN AMALGAMATION OF TWO MATURE DESIGN PRACTICES, WE ARE DETERMINED TO EXECUTE OUR OWN DESIGNS WITHOUT THE COMPROMISE SO OFTEN ENCOUNTERED WHEN CONSTRUCTION IS DELEGATED TO THIRD PARTIES. The Industry team wants to work for clients that want the best, the most creative, the most unique solutions for their own business. Our mission is help give your customers a memorable experience that keeps them coming back. Every project is unique. That is because every client has unique requirements. What they do have in common is a need for their business brand to stand out in a crowded market.


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eminiscent of Christchurch past, we referenced the Art Centre’s South Quadrant, but in a modern language, with its sense of narrow lanes bursting out to the courtyard,” says co-director Jasper van der Lingen. He says the coloured rows of punched-steel panels recognises the site’s interim past as the Re:Start Mall – which also camouflages the second-floor carpark. Above, white perforated panels appear lace-like, softening contemporary concrete lines. Tiled pavement mirrors the meandering cobbled walkways of European cities and Shades Lane features where Shades Arcade once reigned. Sheltered from the biting easterly, the 1000sqm offstreet public courtyard harnesses even winter sun, to dapple laneways and coloured-glass windows. The most poignant achievement is that its multiple entry points radiate out east to Cathedral Square, south to Cashel Mall, north to Hereford Street and eventually west through to Oxford Street’s redevelopment. Leighs Construction was on board from inception for the two-stage project, spanning 30,000sqm. Two buildings house inner-city businesses, including eight government departments, fitted out in contemporary textures and colours by Pelorus Architecture. The fifth floor solely occupied by BNZ with the interior by Jasmax. Employees only need to pop downstairs to be amongst nearly 40 eateries and retail shops. Sheppard and Rout is also designing the new Spark building on BNZ’s former Cathedral Square site – its completion equally as anticipated. Visit


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They say some of the best things come in pairs and it’s certainly an apt expression for Dunedin and Queenstown-based architectural practice McAuliffe Stevens Architects (MSra) which was a doublewinner in the NZIA’s Southern Architecture Awards for 2017.

he architectural duo included an interior architecture award for the fit-out of a former wool store to accommodate the offices of Dunedin law firm Gallaway Cook Allan and a housing award for a striking Peninsula Bay home at Lake Wanaka. Described by the jury as “an assembly of sculptural forms, well planned and detailed,” the home is strikingly simple, rising dramatically from the shingleladen ground, making the most of the remarkable lakeside views and creating a “strong presence on its street and in its suburb”. A ‘signature’ professional architectural practice with studios in Dunedin and Queenstown, McAuliffe Stevens Registered Architects is directed by Registered Architects Preston Stevens and Craig McAuliffe. By providing the full range of architectural services, including concept design, contract and construction documentation, contract administration and relevant project management, the company has an impressive commercial portfolio of work which encompasses commercial, institutional and hospitality projects plus individual private houses and multi-unit residential projects. Visit

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A merging of mid-century modern architecture and contemporary design was used to create one of the ‘New Zealand Timber Design Awards’ finalist homes – a replacement for a quake-damaged abode on Bradnor Road.


he client’s fondness of the Eichler-inspired California Modern style homes typical of the 50s and 60s era provided a good place to start, says architect Cymon Allfrey, who designed the residence with his colleague, Don Roy. “Our concept was to create a transparent space resting on two heavy timber masses – a den on the left and the garage on the right – with the low-

slung roof lightly resting across it.” Timber was used as both an architectural element and a structural element – no structural steel is used throughout the home. “The decision not to use steel essentially became a narrative to the project.” The home’s exterior features exposed pine structure and cedar cladding, with almost exclusively oak used for the interior – with touches of

the exposed pine structure. The dark and chocolate coloured exterior and walls, as well as lighter timber elements throughout the home created a seamless canvas for the furnishings. Allfrey says as the skilled builders from Homes By Maxim were working with structural products that were also interior finish surfaces of the home, it essentially went from requiring building to crafting. “It was a fantastic project; we really enjoyed working on it with all those involved and the home was very wellreceived. The award entries went through a very stringent shortlisting process, so it was a real celebration of the finalists, as well as the winners.”

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GIANT JOINERY MECCA NEW KAIAPOI HOME FOR GROWING JOINERY FIRM The brand-new factory for Misco Joinery is just about finished. It’s the kind of workspace many can only dream about – purpose-built, full of functional practicalities and masses of space and light. Elite Automation has been instrumental in the lighting for the whole building.



fter an 18-month build, the 3,500sqm factory at 62 Williams Street, Kaiapoi, is ready for action. There will be finishing touches over the next three months such as the Schist stone pillars framing the welcoming entrance, and completion of the designer show kitchens on the ground floor, which will also include a laundry, walk-in robe, and living-room storage displays. Customers will find its light-filled space engaging with its grey tiling and contrasting pendant lighting, design consultation offices, children’s stairwell, play nook and coffee machine.

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“On Grade Drainage did a great job of the drainage and excavation under the concrete driveway and large parking area leading to the factory and customer entrances,” says Marketing Manager Penny Abell. “There is enough clearance height in the factory for a container lorry.” The new factory, lined with durable Speedwall, will custom-make kitchens for new builds and renovations, from design to installation. The long run roof, by Jon Matthews Roofing, incorporates interim clear panels over the factory floor between the pitched beams, to harness natural light. “We wanted a contemporary building in a timeless style, which does not date,” she says. Upstairs features a large boardroom with views to the mountains. Kaiapoi Aluminium Joinery’s windows were installed in stylish symmetry, the granite colour offsetting the second floor’s practical dark carpet and light walls. A roomy staff relaxing area is pre-wired to transform into four additional offices, once needed, and the adjacent offices look out to the expansive factory floor. “They have no doors and wider entrances, creating open plan benefits, but with our own individual spaces.”



The family-owned business has been in operation for 29 years. Director Michael Chernishoff, who had the foresight to secure the land 10 years ago, considers staff as one big family and has certainly orchestrated a fantastic working home environment. The north end of the factory sports a two-storey cardio and weights gym, with a shower upstairs, so the whole team can stay fit. As you would imagine, the fully-equipped staff kitchen incorporates European-made hardware; enviable extras that Misco offers such as the Hafele tandem pantry. “It was a team effort throughout, and we used the skills of our talented staff where possible,” Penny says. “The build was project managed by Michael and, one of our designers, also an architect, had a large input. We chose our own desk colour and finishes and had a staff painting party to paint the walls and ceilings – it was great fun.” Some lucky employees don’t even have to leave at the end of the working day, with two worker-accommodation homes built onsite. Production at Misco will now double and the cutting-edge company is well positioned to expand. Visit



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Recently, like the incessant droning of a blowfly, Cantabrians have been subjected to the Orwellian Newspeak-style language of planning – mixeduse, laneways, village-feel, buzz buzz zzzzzzzzz.


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wake Cantabrians, your morning espresso is here in the form of the charismatic, innovative and just plain cool BOXed Quarter. Located on the corner of St Asaph and Madras Streets, this development captures the hope and spirit of the rebuild. Truly mixed-use across three levels, it contains retail and restaurants (Thai and Korean, with Japanese, Vietnamese and steak restaurants imminent). You’ll find a hairdresser, tattoo studio, shared office space and RDU. RDU is linked to the three Canterbury Music Trust rehearsal studios, from which it can broadcast live. Lanes, airbridges, bifolds, and decks connect the building units with one another and the street. The largely glass and steel cubes make room for large white art panels that can be changed out, moved around, or retained. Graffiti art is a current specialty with several works by artist Wongi Wilson featured. It is the only truly transitional development in the city, with the relocatable Art Box later morphing into the permanent BOXed Quarter. Construction of Stage two begins in four months, bringing with it more rentable spaces. Optimum Projects managed the build and now manages the property. A project management and civil engineering company with offices in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington, the company has projects throughout New Zealand. Daniel Godden – Director of Optimum Projects, says the BOXed Quarter is, “Probably the most innovative development in Christchurch, attracting the most innovative tenants”.

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n exclusive three apartment complex in the Victoria Street Precinct at 26 Salisbury Street was designed by Warren & Mahoney and built by SummitBuild Construction, which has retained the front apartment. Each apartment is 240m2 and contains four bedrooms, two living areas (served by a series of elevated deck spaces) and double garaging. Sharp cedar weatherboard gables were influenced by the tight planning envelope, and the battened zinc roofing contrasts with depth of colour. “The apartments inhale the afternoon sun, so we utilised it with decks to the north-west,” Warren & Mahoney’s Guy Evans says. The use of interior cross-laminated timber panels reduced the build time significantly. The CLT panels

are manufactured offsite by XLAM and assembled onsite. A method popular overseas, this was a first for Christchurch and a great choice for a tight building site on a busy street. Early musings in CLT have veered towards simple box forms, but Warren & Mahoney challenged this, creating a series of strong gabled forms that evoke the firms’ modernist past. This build has set a benchmark. “CLT is definitely the way of the future in medium density housing,” Evans says. It also proves that prefabricated medium-density living can be architecturally exceptional and, as a winner at the NZIA Canterbury Architecture Awards in the multi-unit housing category as well as a 2017 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards Finalist, clearly the industry agrees.

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PEACE & COMFORT By Allison O’Neill

Manaaki by Mercy is a hospital day-stay facility at Dunedin’s Mercy Hospital. The design brief for McCoy Wixon Architects was to design two operating theatres, a recovery space and Mercy Cancer Care Unit in the two story 754m² facility, while ensuring an optimal patient experience.

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ith functions ranging from intensive operating theatres to calm chemotherapy rooms, acoustic strategies were implemented to keep noise to a minimum and the material palette designed to soften the spaces. “The overarching consideration to the whole project was patient experience,” Architect Regan Hall says. It is no accident the entrance looks like a front door: a gateway to a beautiful architectural home. “It is all part of bringing a feeling of comfort and calm.” A large tree in the middle of the site was utilised positively instead of being a hindrance. “We took the opportunity to use it – it dictated the view shafts from the different areas of the building. These view shafts ensure complete privacy; no other hospital rooms are visible from the windows and vice versa – no one else can see in,” Hall explains. Built by Naylor Love, the exterior is clad in a perfect mix of textures and colour with vertical cedar, honed concrete block and prefinished standing seam metal cladding. It won best in category, Health and Medical Property Award at the NZ Property Council Awards and a Southern Region NZIA award. Manaaki means to support, offer hospitality to, take care of and protect. McCoy Wixon has succeeded in expressing such physically in this building.

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