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Siouxsie & the superbugs WORDS MELINDA COLLINS PHOTOGRAPHY ARVID ERIKSSON
Heading Auckland University’s Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab, Dr Siouxsie Wiles has formulated a career which combines her twin loves of bioluminescence and infectious diseases. In short, Siouxsie and her team make bacteria that glow in the dark… not your everyday job!
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he cool, calm microbiologist became an unconventional expert delivering vital information to a panicked public right from the outset of COVID-19. Communicating with the public goes against the very grain of academia, a world which Siouxsie says seems to mostly value internal communication amongst peers. “That’s how we get promoted, how we get grants, how academia survives, but actually that’s not where the research ﬁnishes,” Siouxsie explains. “I’m a ﬁrm believer that research needs to be communicated much more widely.” Siouxsie recalls demanding an exemption from dissecting a rat in a high school biology class, which is quite ironic, given her career. “Of all the people I went to school with, I was the one that ended up doing animal research!” she states. When she won an award for research relating to the use of animals in science early in her career, she didn’t want her name to be made public. “I was fearful of how people would respond. It’s an emotionally diﬃcult subject, but that’s why I’m so driven to do things more humanely.” The organisation responsible for the award sat her down and helped her understand that by not going public, she was in fact contributing to public misunderstanding of science. “They explained to me that this was an important part of the conversation about medical research that was missing,” a conversation which ended up becoming a core theme of her later career. Siouxsie began working with artists and illustrators to make science accessible and by the outbreak of COVID-19 she had 15 years of experience talking about science to diﬀerent audiences. “When COVID-19 happened, having that understanding of what was going on and being able to help people understand what they didn’t know was something I had the skill to do.” She immediately got to work with cartoonist Toby Morris and through their combined talents, spent lockdown communicating complicated ideas is a way we could all digest. “This work has shown me the impact I can have,” Siouxsie says. “As a scientist, you always hope you will beneﬁt society in some way. My work to discover new antibiotics is ongoing and the beneﬁts will take time, but this has shown me that through communication I can have a positive impact. “At a time when the world needed good information, it’s the thing I’m most proud of. It shows those who have been dismissive of the importance of communication that they were wrong.” She’s referring to when she sought to upskill in the communication area and was warned that it would ruin her career, coupled with the suggestion from her peers that she wasn’t a “real” scientist, but rather just a “science communicator”.
But then Siouxsie has never been afraid of a challenge – whether it’s challenging people’s ideas, stereotypes or even traditions. She has been outspoken about having more women in science and has even taken on Lego in a TEDx talk on gender-stereotyping within toys produced by the global manufacturer. “The research is clear, when there are diverse viewpoints and lived experiences, better outcomes are made,” she says. The career-long criticism which seems to come with female success in a male dominated profession has given her a thick skin; one that was needed upon the outbreak of COVID-19 because, while the pandemic has thrust science – and Siouxsie herself – into the global consciousness, a high proﬁle comes at a high cost. There have been nasty comments and ongoing harassment, from her vibrant hair to her supposed involvement in a global conspiracy. When the ﬁrst cases hit headlines, Siouxsie expressed in an interview that there didn’t seem to be much to be overly concerned about yet. Within weeks the emerging pandemic escalated, along with her concerns. However, she continues to get sent that January interview from people pointing out how wrong she is. “That interview was based purely on what we knew at the time,” she explains. “People don’t seem to understand that a scientist’s views are supposed to change as evidence changes,” she says of science which, by its very deﬁnition, is the study of the physical and natural world through “observation and experiment”. While she’s still catching up after a busy six-months, Siouxsie is hoping to squeeze in a holiday with her daughter and husband this year. However, she worries about the growing portion of New Zealanders demanding we open up the borders. “The reality is we’re in a very scary position right now because the pandemic is raging overseas and many other countries seem to have given up for various reasons. The more this carries on overseas, the louder the voices here are that say we can’t stay isolated forever. “I’m worried about how this will go so a big part of my focus will be on trying to keep up with what’s going on overseas and communicating why we are in such a privileged position. “I’m not advocating to stay completely cut oﬀ, but we do have to be very careful about how we open up.” Gwen Isaac oﬀers a unique insight into Siouxsie’s role in a deﬁning moment in New Zealand history, with the documentary maker turning her talented hand to Siouxsie & the Virus; part of a collection of eight Loading Docs short documentaries to be released lateAugust 2020.
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TH’ DUDES HEAD OUR WAY Iconic Kiwi band Th’ Dudes has announced new dates for Th’ Bliss Tour, with the nine-date tour now scheduled to kick off in Wellington on 13 November and hit Christchurch on 4 December.
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he newest inductees to the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame were due to hit the road in April for the ﬁrst time in more than a decade. Their ﬁrst tour without founding member Ian Morris, it will feature Ian’s brother Rikki on guitars and providing backing vocals. “We’ll be back with the same reunion, same songs, same Lez high kicks,” singer Dave Dobbyn says. “And all with a greater sense of being alive and healthy!” Originally formed as high school band Krispie in 1975 and disbanding in 1980, Th’ Dudes had an incredible impact on the New Zealand music scene with hits like Be Mine Tonight, Bliss, That Look In Your Eye, Right First Time and Walking in Light. They won Top Group and Single of the Year for Be Mine Tonight at the 1979 New Zealand Music Awards. They stopped playing live in 1980, ahead of the release of their second album Where Are The Boys.
Since then, Th’ Dudes have only reunited for a tour in 2006 that saw 11 shows expanded to 17 due to the incredible demand for tickets, and visits to favourite holiday spots the following summer. Th’ Bliss Tour is the ﬁrst chance to see Th’ Dudes live in concert in 13 years, for shows promising high energy entertainment and all the hits. Both Auckland concerts are sold out, with remaining tickets to other cities, including the Christchurch shows, on sale now. In the meantime, fans can enjoy Bliss, a new compilation from Th’ Dudes now out on streaming services, with Bliss on Wax (LP) and Bliss on Disc (CD) available at all good record stores. Th’ Dudes made two albums: Right First Time released in June 1979 and Where Are The Boys released in July 1980. This newly re-mastered selection is from these lovingly archived recordings at Stebbing Recording Studios, where both albums were originally recorded and mixed.
TH’ DUDES - THE BLISS TOUR NEW DATES Friday 13 November 2020 Saturday 14 November 2020 Thursday 19 November 2020 Friday 20 November 2020 Monday 23 November 2020 Saturday 28 November 2020 Wednesday 2 December 2020 Friday 4 December 2020 Saturday 5 December 2020
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She had a dream WORDS TRACEY EDWARDES
Sometimes all it takes is perfect timing to bring your best achievement into the limelight.
hen she was 20, local Christchurch musician SteďŹ€any Beck won a grant with the foundation Rise NZ, to record her song I Have a Dream. Now at 30 she has just commercially released her favourite original to the world. â€œThe lyrics are about what the world would look and feel like if everyone accepted each other for
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was a budding artist but decided to learn the marketing side of things and be her own manager to get her music out there. “That’s what many musicians are doing now,” she says. “There are so many platforms you can put your music on that weren’t there 10 years ago.” Instead, Steﬀany arranged interviews on radio stations, TV segments, even for a music magazine in India! “The whole world is my platform,” she says. Over the last decade the songstress has been reinventing herself and counts being chosen for a song-writing workshop weekend with Kiwi icon Bic Runga as one of her professional highlights. The brunette Stephanie from the original YouTube video of I Have a Dream has now become a more talented and very blonde, Steﬀany. “I changed my name spelling as there were so many other Stephanie Becks. You need to be easy to ﬁnd,” she says. Steﬀany’s working week is busy as a fulltime Health and Safety Manager at Contract Construction, a career she adores. Lockdown gave her the chance to let herself relax a little and get the re-release of her original I Have a Dream organised. “I really want to inspire people. Especially now with everything in crazy chaos, you still owe it to yourself to live your own dream.” Her original song is now up on Spotify, iTunes, apple music, Sound Cloud and Facebook and the latest video went live on YouTube on 15 July.
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who they are, allowing people to just follow and live their dreams,” she says. At the time, the inspiring indie pop-rock song was recorded professionally with a full band, released on the Rise website and showcased on the Erin Simpson Show, but that was the limits to the song’s publicity. “Only my friends and family really knew it existed back then – there was no opportunity for it to go anywhere,” Steﬀany explains. “However, a teenager did recognise me in the mall and said it completely inspired her. That really meant a lot; creating your community and connecting with them is what inspires me the most. It’s who you do it for.” The song title was inspired by Martin Luther King’s famous 1963 quote when he called to end racism in the United States. It was watching videos of his speeches that the American-born songstress got inspiration to write and headline the song. “Coincidentally this even has relevance with what’s been going on recently,” she says of the lyrics which she hopes will inspire others to be more accepting. “Helping people is all I have ever wanted to do.” When it comes to inspiration, it was in fact her own song that inspired Steﬀany to write and record her EP Blue Eyed Girl last year. “This February I realised this song (I Have a Dream) was actually the prologue to my EP – the reason. My gut instinct told me I had to now share it with the world.” When the original was released, Steﬀany
Help the huskies WORDS MELINDA COLLINS
When Twilight became a hit, so too did the husky dog breed. By the time Game of Thrones hit our screens, Siberian huskies, Alaskan malamutes and other ‘wolf’-like breeds and crossbreeds had been cemented as the ‘it’ dogs for 15 to 25-year olds. It’s Michelle Attwood and her Husky Rescue NZ team who are picking up the pieces.
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he Christchurch-based charity has spent the last 11 years rehabilitating and rehoming the huskies – one of the most rehomed breeds of dog in New Zealand. “As soon as we thought ‘yay no more Game of Thrones’ we got Togo on Disney Plus and The Call of the Wild,” Michelle says. “Hit movies made them popular, but Facebook marketing and the ability to market these dogs online made the perfect storm.” Because, as beautiful and loveable as huskies are, they are also strong-willed, independent and high-maintenance. They not only need strong discipline, a well fenced backyard and plenty of exercise, but there’s also a dense dual coat to deal with. Some of them are like naughty school children and some of them just tear you apart when they leave, Michelle says. A previous arrival weighed just 7kg. “We had to fatten her up to 13kg just to be able to transport her to our main base,” Michelle says. “She’s now 18kg and went to an amazing home recently. There were a lot of tears!” Handing the dogs over to their forever homes is the most fulﬁlling part of what Michelle does. A family that adopted one of the very ﬁrst dogs in Michelle’s care recently adopted another one and it’s people like this that become like family. “Getting stories and pictures from people is awesome; seeing the dogs playing in the snow or curled up in front of their new ﬁreplace is just the best feeling.” Established by Michelle in 2009 when she became aware of the sheer number of unwanted or abandoned huskies, Husky
Rescue NZ takes in surrendered or abandoned huskies, assesses their health and suitability for re-homing before arranging for them to be de-sexed, vaccinated and micro chipped. The team then works tirelessly to ensure the dogs ﬁnd their forever home with someone who is aware of what’s required to look after this majestic breed. But all of this comes at a cost – approximately $380,000 per year (pre-COVID-19). The charity previously relied on income from public events and educational activities to meet their funding requirements and until recently, plans were in place to further development their recently leased premises in Rolleston. But the impact of COVID has not only put paid to those plans, it’s put the future of the charity in question. When COVID hit, there were 67 dogs in their care and the charity lost all of its income. “We’ve never had to rely on donations, we ﬁnanced it ourselves, but suddenly there was only donations. “The public did try to help, for which we are forever grateful, but we haven’t reached our goal and we may have to close our big South Island base. The reality is, without a very large injection of funding, we will have to drop back substantially. We’re hoping to not have to close, but bulk funding is now urgent,” Michelle says. “At the moment, the future is looking very bleak.” To help Husky Rescue NZ, text HUSKY to 833 to make an instant $3 donation, ﬁnd them on Givealittle, or visit the website below to ﬁnd out how you can help. Corporate donations and sponsorships will be welcomed.
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e decided to form a partnership because we really are like-minded in the way we think and act. The client gets double the attention and double the service. The primary focus for both of us is on meeting our customers’ needs. We know that every vendor’s or buyer’s circumstances will be diﬀerent and so we work with them to achieve the best result possible.” Milena and Andrew say that while they bring complementary strengths and abilities to the partnership their combined experience, skill, knowledge and accessibility are what sets them apart from most other sales consultants. They love a challenge and will persevere until they get a result or ﬁnd a solution to a problem. Their passion for outstanding customer service has earned Andrew and Milena an enviable reputation for success in the industry. In the last ﬁnancial year they were recognised amongst the top 20 consultants for Harcourts Gold. “Of course accolades are nice to receive, but it’s helping people that’s the greatest accolade for us. Our clients appreciate our promptness of service and our availability and that is not going to change.”
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Back on the horse WORDS MELINDA COLLINS
Getting back on the proverbial horse has taken on a much more literal meaning for champion harness racing driver Ricky May, who is back in the sulky again.
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t’s been just six months since the seven-time New Zealand Cup winner was brought back to life after suﬀering a medical event on the track, but last month he climbed back in the sulky at Addington Raceway for a remarkable return at the winter meeting. In one of the most shocking incidents in harness racing history, May collapsed mid-race while driving A G’s White Socks in the $30,000 Central Otago Cup at Omakau in Central Otago in January. Thousands watched live and on television as fellow driver, 24-year-old trained physiotherapist Ellie Barron rushed to his side. He had no heartbeat. Barron sprang into action, giving May the CPR that’s credited with saving his life – and breaking a few ribs in the process. Importantly, it kept the oxygen ﬂowing to May’s brain until the medical team arrived. Believed to have had no pulse for up to 10 minutes, the 62-yearold was rushed to hospital where he was later diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – a condition where the heart muscles thicken despite the heart itself being completely healthy. It’s a condition which has been known to aﬀect young athletes at the peak of their physical prowess. Now with a cardioverter deﬁbrillator implanted in his chest, May is already back driving the tractor, welding and doing the heavy lifting around his Methven farm, so it was only going to be so long before he was back in the saddle. “I’ve never had any time oﬀ before in my life,” he laughs about his enforced health break. “I felt if I didn’t do it straight
away I wouldn’t do it, so as soon as the specialist gave me the goahead, I got back in there.” He had seven drives in his ﬁrst meeting on 12 June. “I didn’t win but got one second and four thirds!” Six months after “dying” he is able to laugh about it. Most are not so lucky. It’s a second chance and a remarkable one at that. But May is not ready to watch the footage and he likely never will, he admits. “Everyone has said, ‘you don’t want to see it!’” he remarks. In their 2013 Addington Harness Hall of Fame, May is credited with being a “man small in stature, modest of nature but big on achievement”. From a prominent harness racing family – his grandfather Clarrie May won 1946 AK Cup with Loyal Nurse, his father Terry May a former trainer and driver and Uncle Leo May, a former trainer/driver – harness racing has always been a big part of May’s life. “I wasn’t even remotely interested in the start,” he laughs. “My grandfather would train horses and I’d help out driving them, but I much preferred to go farming.” When he left school he made the decision to stick it out with driving. “You’ve got to give it 100 percent; there’s no use going half-pie. If you have success people start giving you more drives; you get on better horses, so there’s a bit of luck there as well. I was also lucky to have had a pretty supportive family.” May has 2,949 career wins in New Zealand and has big plans to become only the third driver ever to gain 3,000 victories here. With his attitude, you can bet on it – literally and ﬁguratively.
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There’s a time & place Queenstown has become the go-to getaway for New Zealanders from all the way up north to the bottom of the south. While the town offers amazing attractions year-round, when there are events on, it gives you all the more reason to head there. Metropol has collated some of the most exciting upcoming events that you will not want to miss!
26 JULY – CARDRONA MOUNTAIN BIKES ON SNOW: You probably don’t have to think too hard about what this event involves. It’s fairly simple… a mass start, first to finish race divided into men and women. Entry is $25 – try not to break anything. www.cardrona.com/winter/plan/eventscalendar/
4 AUGUST – THE BIG BIKE FILM NIGHT 2020: Calling all cycling fanatics, we have the perfect night planed for you. Cosy up at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and view some of the best cycling short films from around the world. Tickets from $12.50 to $22. www.trybooking.com/nz/book/ event?eid=2282&
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21 AUGUST – THE REES CULINARY SERIES WITH FELTON ROAD: Five wines and five courses including a welcome drink and canapes! If you weren’t sold on the event by now, maybe the stunning panoramic views at The Rees Hotel will be the selling point. www.eventbrite.co.nz
19-21 SEPTEMBER – DAGG’S QUEENSTOWN OPEN: If you’re a super fan of rugby and golf, then we have the perfect weekend for you! Spend three nights at the Novotel in Queenstown (breakfast included) and get out on the green with Israel Dagg himself. ww.allblackstours.com/series/daggs-queenstownopen 24 SEPTEMBER – SPREAD THE JAM: A great mixture of burlesque, drag, comedy and circus makes for a winning combination. This 18+ show sounds like a whole lot of fun, we just wish it was making its way to Christchurch. www.ticketfairy.com/event/spread-the-jamqueenstown-24sep2020/
5 OCTOBER – THE SHOWS MUST GO ON: This is an open call for all musical theatre lovers. Enjoy a night out listening to an all-star cast of New Zealand’s finest singing some of the best of Broadway. This is set to be a showstopper. www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/the-shows-must-go-on/ queenstown
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Getruffled Where fashion once adopted a minimalist aesthetic, we’re increasingly seeing big, bold, statement-making styles bursting out of the sartorial shadows. BRIGID MCLAUGHLIN TASMIN TOP SUN
et ready to don some polka dots, colourful leather and metallic fabrics… we’re even going mad for marigold! So it’s not surprising then that we’re getting hot around the collar for ruﬄes. While your collar may just be the thing that gets ruﬄed up, we’re also seeing this trend embellishing sleeves, skirts, sweaters and even footwear. Buyer beware, the tiered silhouette isn’t for the faint of heart.
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A new decade may call for reimagining the classics, but some things need little updating.
hen it comes to the trench, we’ll never say no to the classic cut, but reimagined iterations have been trickling in for the last few seasons, as the darlings of the design world work hard to ensure it maintains a modern edge. This year trench coats are coming through in unique materials – including silk, organza and leather. It’s not just the materials that are getting a revamp, with the trusty trench also being paired in unique ways, such as the popular dress and trench combo. Structured check trench coats make the perfect addition to your transeasonal wardrobe, so you can turn heads come rain or shine. It pairs well with a white tee and wide-leg blue jeans, or buttoned and wrapped up with a pair of straight-leg trousers and heels. If we’re seeing trench coats made of organza and covered in checks, it’ll come as no surprise that we’re also getting clever with colour. There’s nothing quite like colour to brighten up a chilly day and now we’re giving our trench coats the same treatment. Meanwhile the classic double-breasted military trench makes its welcome return, with its timeless and universally ﬂattering silhouette. In 2020 however, it might be time to swap out the soft military trench for a crisp cotton iteration featuring a strong lapel, wide belt and sharp, interesting details.
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A stylish step forward The team is back up and running at Style Footwear on Burnett Street in Ashburton. Located in the CBD, the friendly store is packed with comfortable, stylish footwear as well as new ranges of bags, wallets, scarves and jewellery.
fter navigating the challenges of lockdown, owner Melissa and her right-hand-woman Trudy are continuing what they do best: providing comfortable aﬀordable footwear with professional personalised ﬁt service and advice. Melissa, who has owned Style Footwear for seven and a half years, has a local-focussed
philosophy – stocking New Zealand-owned designers, with an Ashburton-based jewellery range, and hand-knitted merino scarves making their way in store, too. “The COVID situation threw some challenges our way, but lockdown provided the time to contemplate and to plan for the future of Style Footwear – which is to keep going,” Trudy says.
Melissa says herself and Trudy are loving seeing their regulars and have enjoyed catching up with everyone now that they have returned to the “new normal”. As the winter season ends and the spring/summer range is not far away, it is of course sale time - which means great bargains for the customer! Style Footwear’s online store is
also growing quickly with orders being placed from Australia as well as all over New Zealand. Melissa says she wants to thank everyone for their on-going support and she looks forward to seeing you all instore soon. Be sure to join their mailing list and follow on both Facebook and Instagram to keep up with all the latest news happening at Style Footwear. www.stylefootwear.co.nz
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1. Deadly Ponies, Cool, calm and collect everything you need in this exceptional tote, Robin Black, www.deadlyponies.com/nz/, 2. Michael Kors Watches, Has arm candy ever looked this stylish? 42mm Black Bracelet Watch, www.theiconic.co.nz, 3. Caitlin Crisp, Sleek and eﬀortless everyday wear, relaxed ﬁtting sleeves, functional patch pockets, cinched in with a belt, Loop mini coat, www.caitlincrisp.com, 4. Cutler & Co, A tapered ﬁt with copper hardware and reinforced distressing for casual cool, LTB Elros jeans in Dolﬁn, www.cutlerandco.co.nz, 5. The Fitting Room, Be bold and have some fun with your lingerie this winter, Cleo Atlanta Plunge Bra in Chilli Red with Brazilian briefs, 207 Fendalton Rd & 360 Colombo St, 6. Wink Shoe Store, An architectural heel will bring dimension to the plainest of outﬁts so you stand out from a crowd, Bresley Dunlop, www.ilovewink.co.nz
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Take your pick! The Fitting Room is best known for its amazing ﬁtting service; hence the well-ﬁtting name. Metropol caught up with owner and bra and swimwear connoisseur Deborah Lewthwaite to ﬁnd out the latest must-haves!
EXPRESS YOURSELF: Anything Freya is fun, ﬂirty and a full cup! The Expression High Apex Bra, ranging from DD to G, in California Gold is a gorgeous choice. A crochet-look lace and geometric mesh blend is a formula for the perfect bra.
LUXE LIFE: If you’re searching for a sense of luxury, look no further than the Prima Donna Madison Full Cup Bra in everpopular black. Loved for its comfort and quality touches, this beautiful bra comes in lots of diﬀerent colours.
SUPPORTING SPORT: Get a sports bra that does the job and does it well. With the Panache Underwired Sports Bra reduce bounce by 83 percent! This bestselling bra ranges from C-HH and can be converted to a racer back with one clip. Comfort is key but so is support.
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A Big Bespoke Thank You! To all the great clients that have supported Bespoke Cosmetic so wonderfully post lock down. We are all caught up now and back to normal “Browsing” and providing you the products you love and enjoy. Your support and kindness for a local business has been heartfelt! Bespoke Cosmetic Ph: 021 249 1499 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bespokecosmetic.co.nz
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The style gurus If you attempted to cut, style or colour your hair these last few months at home and you were successful… kudos to you. But not everyone was so lucky in their endeavours. Many greatly welcomed the re-opening of hairdressers nationwide – especially the customers of Kudos Hairdressers in Merivale.
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etropol caught up with Michelle Farmer, Senior Stylist and Director, about what their hair hub has been like in a post-lockdown world. “We’ve enjoyed seeing how everyone has managed their colours during lockdown especially those that have been very creative! It’s great to be back doing what we love and our clients have been so supportive during these uncertain times,” Michelle says. You may have been staring at yourself in the mirror during that time and wanting a change or even just a revamp, well now’s
the perfect time to do so. The “team of fully qualiﬁed stylists, who are friendly and professional, are there to provide great customer experience and service,” Michelle explains. That change could be a few centimetres oﬀ the ends, some highlights or even a fringe. “Fringes are on trend at the moment or you could treat yourself to a new look without the huge commitment,” she says. The salon also stocks Wella, System Professional, Sebastian and ghd. Book your next appointment on 03 355 4734 or email email@example.com.
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Hair for the longrun Finding and forming a relationship with the right hair salon is no easy task. There are things to consider such as location, pricing, appointment availabilities and most importantly the staff. Capelli Hair Design in Ashburton ticks all of those boxes, providing you with a pleasurable experience and services worth raving about.
he salon oﬀers every hair service imaginable, from cuts and colours, to express up-dos and tailormade wedding day packages. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone. And they’re constantly looking at ways to expand their horizons. They have introduced a dedicated barbering area to the salon and have been putting the team through barbering training to cater to male clientele. The Capelli team stays up-to-date with current hair trends and is passionate about discussing all the latest looks with clients. If you want to be the best, you have to use the best quality products and Capelli works with professional brands such as L’Oréal, Kérastase and ghd to get an amazing end result. You can also shop these brands online or in store. Capelli warmly welcomes new clients visiting their page for an indication of pricing or contacting them with any questions or queries. Open Monday to Saturday, phone 03 308 9320 to book now. www.capellihairdesign.co.nz
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The best in beauty When you’re getting some cosmetic tattooing (permanent makeup) performed on your face or body, you need to go to a professional that you can trust. Virginia Scott of Virginia Scott Beauty Therapy and Cosmetic Tattooing is that person.
irginia oﬀers a niche service to help women and men. One of the main reasons she trained in this profession was to help ladies with alopecia, as well as the medical side of cosmetic tattooing, camouﬂaging scars or burnt skin and tattooing nipples after breast augmentation. She is one of the most experienced Master Cosmetic Tattooists in Christchurch, with more than 40 years as a beauty therapist and 30-plus years as a cosmetic tattooist. Virginia is also constantly doing post graduate training in cosmetic tattooing and beauty therapy.
For those wanting to not worry about applying or touching up their makeup, cosmetic tattooing of the brows, lip blush and eyeliner can provide a solution. There’s also the added bonus of private parking and a professional beauty room. But importantly, when it comes to ﬁnding a cosmetic tattooist, Virginia urges everyone to, “Please check out the person’s qualiﬁcations, meet them and see their premises”. “Cheaper isn’t always best… it’s not just a beauty thing, it’s a healing thing. If you look good, you feel good.” www.virginiascott.co.nz
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Connecting the dots
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It’s long been said that trends are cyclical and when it comes to polka dots, they most certainly are – both in the ﬁgurative and literal sense of the expression.
f you’re just now connecting the sartorial dots, you might have realised polka dots are everywhere. A print perennial, this sartorial throw-back has come full circle but this season’s design darlings have waved goodbye to the adolescent polka dots of the nineties and the polka dot is re-
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emerging with an elegant edge. Loud and proud, the polka dot is the red-lip of sartorial circles and, after a few years of minimalist trends and solemn ensembles, this fun fashion ﬁxture is becoming the life and soul of the style party, marrying sophisticated style with a light-hearted twist.
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While it may have ﬁrst cemented its cult status in 1926 when Miss America was photographed in a polka dot bikini, the ﬁrst famous protagonist of the polka dot was, of course, Disney’s Minnie Mouse in 1928. This year designers are reimagining them in micro iterations painted on ﬂoor-length dresses and even oversized versions swathed on elegant evening wear. Balenciaga has taken the trend to the next level, with a selection of spotty sock boots, statement shirts and mini totes.
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Is mesh safe for hernia surgery? When it comes to hernia surgery, patients can take comfort in the fact mesh can be used without fear, with international research showing no difference in pain rates when comparing the use of mesh or sutures for repair, The Hernia Clinic’s Ross Roberts says.
n experienced surgeon specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of hernias, Ross explains there has been much controversy in the media regarding the use of mesh in gynaecological procedures, causing unnecessary widespread stress and anxiety for patients undergoing hernia surgery. “Media coverage has unfortunately brought the good results of mesh hernia repair into disrepute by categorising all mesh operations as the same,” Ross states. Published newspaper reports
have highlighted associated risks of infection, erosion and chronic pain but haven’t addressed the real issue which is the anatomical placement of the mesh itself, he says. “The use of mesh for abdominal and groin hernia repair is safe. Most reported problems relate to the location of the material and not the material itself. “The use of polypropylene (the most common type of mesh) is not a new material and has been used for hernia surgery since the early 1990s. The use of mesh in surgery to
repair inguinal or groin hernias is well established here in New Zealand (and internationally) and is considered the procedure of choice.” The team at the Christchurchbased Hernia Clinic is widely experienced in all forms of hernia repair including keyhole and the more traditional surgical techniques. Clinic staﬀ always survey their patients and seek feedback following surgery. “We are conﬁdent that it’s safe and that’s the conclusion we have reached after surveying our patients before and after surgery.”
The results of this study were published in November and showed that, of a total of 1711 herniae repaired at The Hernia Clinic, the recurrence rate after inguinal (groin) hernia repair was less than one percent. Importantly it was also shown that mesh hernia repair signiﬁcantly reduced the amount of pain that patients experienced as only 22 percent of patients had no pain before surgery while 76 percent where pain free after surgery. Similarly 7.6 percent of patients had severe pain before surgery and only one percent of patients had severe pain one year after their hernia repair. It is reassuring to know that the risk of long term discomfort or other side eﬀects after hernia repair using mesh was very low in this large study. Hernias are particularly common disorders, especially in men, and can only be successfully treated by surgical repair. The past requirement for prolonged time away from work and exercise following surgical hernia repair no longer applies today. Information regarding hernia repair options is available freely on request. Contact The Hernia Clinic on 03 961 6666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.herniaclinic.co.nz Metropol 23 July, 2020 33
Super citrus WORDS JESS MURRAY
The ‘spring clean’ may be something we associate exclusively with the homewares sphere, but the season of regeneration is also time to hit refresh on your meal mindset! With spring just around the corner, it’s time to pack all the veges and superfoods we can into our days; citrus may be just what you need to kickstart your health! We check out some of our favourite ways to pack in the nutrients.
SUPER CITRUS: It’s no secret citrus is a great source of immunity-boosting vitamin C. But there’s other lesser-known beneﬁts to these tasty, fresh fruits, too. Did you know eating and drinking citrus may improve brain and lung function, and speed up your metabolism?
MARVELLOUS MANDARINS: Mandarin season is in full swing, and these handy little guys with their own natural packaging and convenient segments are an easy-toeat addition to the kids’ lunch box (or your hand bag) for a no-fuss on-the-go health boost.
NAVEL GAZING: New Zealand produces about 9 million kilograms of navel oranges between July and December, so it’s no surprise they’re one of our favourite fruit bowl residents. However, you may be surprised to learn they’re also a great source of ﬁbre and potassium.
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS: Lemons are always in season in New Zealand, and the yellow gems can help hydrate, improve your skin and aid digestion. A squeeze of lemon will add a health-promoting zing to your water, tea, or salad dressing.
PHYTO-FIT: Citrus contains phytonutrients, clever little chemicals produced by plants which the fruit itself uses to stay healthy. When you eat or drinks foods rich in the compounds – like citrus - you beneﬁt from the antioxidant and anti-inﬂammatory beneﬁts, too.
ZEST FOR LIFE: There’s more to citrus than juice (though a freshly squeezed glass of OJ never goes astray). Consider freshening up your next winter salad with slices of orange or grapefruit, or use the zesty delights for tart desserts like an orange cheesecake or sweet-but-tangy lemon curd.
Focus on the nutrients count and not the calorie count, if you want to improve the quality of your diet.
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Toast-ie of the town
A Geraldine Gem Be taken on a journey through our extensive Barker’s of Geraldine and Barker’s Professional ranges in our Foodstore and Eatery. Located on the picturesque banks of the Waihi river in the heart of Geraldine. Share in the Barker’s commitment to community, people and environment, and passion for excellent food and beverage. MCCLURE’S CHICKEN SCHNITZEL TOASTIE - CREDIT BABICHE MARTENS
Winter just got a whole lot tastier with the launch of the third annual Great NZ Toastie Takeover.
elebrating the delicious Kiwi staple that is the notso-humble toasted sandwich, eateries around the country are once again putting their unique spin on the iconic snack. The competition element of the Great NZ Toastie Takeover returns this year, with 83 establishments vying for the title of New Zealand’s top toasted sandwich in 2020 – a 66 percent increase on the number of entries last year. Cook & Nelson and McClure’s Pickles have already started scouring the country for the best toasted sandwiches and they’re encouraging the public to do the same. The 12 ﬁnalists will be announced on 3 August
and will receive a case of McClure’s pickles and dinein vouchers to give away to their customers. The supreme winner will be announced on 3 September and will walk away with a year’s worth of pickles, more dine-in vouchers, a toastie trophy and, most importantly, bragging rights to the best toasted sandwich in the country. And the toastie love is being spread even further this year with the public able to enter their own home creations in a separate category. Simply create your toastie, tag it on the social media of your choice with #toastietakeover to enter the draw.
Participating eateries in Christchurch: • Bottle & Stone • City Social • Civil & Naval (Lyttleton) • Earl Bistro • Grain Coffee and Eatery • Joe’s Garage – Riccarton • Kin at Ballantynes • Sign of the Kiwi (Governor’s Bay) • Terra Viva Cafe • Terrace Tavern • The Tearooms at Ballantynes • Welles St
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THE DISH City Centre Your most delectable food wish can be found at the Dish. Melt in your mouth asian fusion lunch, dinner or set menu for sharing or a-la-carte options or try our $15 lunch special. THE DISH’s dedication to good honest food is all about freshness served in our stylish modern restaurant. Also available for functions
ROOM 205 COFFEE HOUSE Fendalton We are a local and friendly café in Fendalton. Serving fresh homemade food (GF, VG, DF, KETO) and barista-made coffee. We can cater for up to 60 people in our upstairs area that offers privacy and comfortable seating. Our customers tell us we are the best choice for their brunch/lunch meeting!
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We are famous around Canterbury as specialists in rustic home-cooked savoury and sweet foods. We have heaps of great gift ideas in our store, championing all that is local and you will not find a better wine or craft beer selection anywhere on the Peninsula.
Locally owned cafe. For lovers of homemade fresh food and locally-roasted, fairtrade coffee. We have good eats, locally sourced crafts and art, and a beaut’ spot for coffee in the afternoon sun on our terrace.
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Come in now for your delicious croissant or pies with beautiful layers. Chocolate croissant, almond croissants and apple pies. Now serving steak, mince, chicken, bacon ‘n egg and vegetarian pies. Frozen pies also available stocks limited. Call in to Japanz Bakery for a delightful experience!
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Ye-Chon is a new Korean BBQ spot serving up a generous range of traditional Korean Cuisine in a contemporary setting. The family thrives to serve genuine Korean food but also share their culture with Christchurch. Ye-Chon specialises in “Korean Barbeque”, a dining format rooted around communal values. Their in-house wetaged cuts grilled over charcoals and generous hospitality is sure to keep you craving!
A huge thank you to all of our customers for all your support we received during COVID-19. We can cater for morning teas and lunches and also welcome you to dine in or takeaway from a wide range of yummy fresh food and delicious coffee. Prompt, fast and friendly service! 5 Kirk Road, Templeton Located in the Templeton Medical Centre Ph 021 177 5507 38 23 July, 2020 Metropol
49 Worcester Boulevard Ph. 03 379 5214 www.universo.co.nz
95 Riccarton Road, Windmill Shopping Centre Open 6 Days: Mon-Sat 11.30am-8.30pm Ph 03 341 3314
JOLLY SEAFOOD CHINESE CUISINE RESTAURANT
JOLLY SEAFOOD REATAURANT Wigram
LE BAKERMEN CAFE Wigram
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Possibly the most extensive Chinese menu in Christchurch. All day menu available including Peking Duck, beef, roast duck, pork buns (gluten - free options available). Brand new modern décor with extensive lighting features and seating for 200 people. Open for lunch including Yum Cha. Also open for dinner. A truly special function venue which comfortably seats 200 people. Fully Licensed.
Got fussy eaters? We’ve got something for everyone. From house-made pies, desserts to an extensive cafe menu. Le Bakermen Cafe and Bakery has a big passion for providing quality coffee - with Havana Coffee Works supplied beans, we also provide single origin soft brew coffee.
1/187 Wigram Road, Wigram Open 6 Days, Tues-Sun Ph 03 322 7898 www.jollyseafood.co.nz
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Located on Cavendish Road, locally owned café with a wide range of homemade cabinet food, full breakfast, brunch and lunch menu available. Providing gluten free options and can cater for any other dietary requirements on request. Enjoy our hummingbird roasted coffee blend made from our experienced baristas. Open 7 days 7am – 4pm
THE BIRDWOOD Becknham Come in to The Eatery for our world famous breakfast board ‘The Birdwood’ and locally made kombucha. Linger for our house roasted coffee and warm service. Open daily 8am-4pm. Great wine list and Three Boys on tap. The Pizzeria is your go to place for artisan, hand-stretched, sourdough pizza. Open Mon-Thurs 4pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-10pm Craft Beer on tap and a stunning wine list. 76 Malcolm Ave, Beckenham Ph 03 332 3256 www.the birdwood.co.nz
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BOO RADLEY’S FOOD & LIQUOR City Centre We are an award winning southern-USA styled bar & restaurant with a distinctly New Zealand twist. We offer a great sharing plate selection, complimented with exceptional cocktails, a large range of craft beers, a hand-picked wine list and one of the largest selections of Bourbon Whiskey in New Zealand. Live Music Wednesday - Saturday Level 1/98 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central Open 7 Days Ph. 03 366 9906 www.booradleys.co.nz Metropol 23 July, 2020 39
he welcoming and ﬂexible spaces at Universo allow for a variety of dining, drinking and celebrating experiences. For mid-winter functions, guests can have exclusive use of the entire venue, with canapés served to 150 or 80-90 people seated. The café area is available for 30 guests seated, while the bar and restaurant can cater for 70 guests seated, and of course the areas are available for canapé functions. “We have private events, milestone celebrations and corporate functions booked for winter and spring,” Madlen says. “And come summer our generous outdoor area comes into its own – weddings for 80-90 seated or 200 people canapé style are a speciality and of course we love to do more intimate gatherings as well.” With the glorious Arts Centre and Art Gallery as neighbours, it’s hard to beat this sophisticated setting when booking for a memorable occasion. Come evening, a favourite choice for diners is the ‘trust the chef’ choice, where groups of four people or more receive the team’s favourite dishes, at $65 per person for a starter and main with sides, and $75 for three courses. Universo’s not to be missed cosy winter special is ‘bottomless dumplings, beers and bubbles’, which is available every Thursday in July and August from 5-8pm at $59 per person. Cup and Show Week feels more than ever like a promised land this winter, and Universo will again be serving its very popular canapé style breakfast with bubbles or a seated breakfast, with transfers to the track. Book a spot for your crew and let the planning for the gateway to a great Canterbury summer commence!
Heroes of hospitality The word hospitality derives from the Latin hospes, which rather oddly means both host and guest. However, it all makes perfect sense on a visit to Christchurch’s established favourite, Universo, where the relationship of hosts Madlen and Wayne Shaw with their diverse range of guests hits the peak deﬁnition of hospitality, being “the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers”.
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An easy location for you to pop in and stock up on our bakery products. Delicious hand made cakes, Danish pastries, pies, sausage rolls and Underground Coffee. Catering also available.
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HALSWELL BAKERY & CAFÉ
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Our pies are full of tender, slow cooked beef, rich, flavoursome gravy, encased in soft flaky pastry. 346 Halswell Rd Open 7 days Ph. 322-4600 www.halswellbakery.co.nz
Fantastic selection of dry food ingredients for your pantry. Gluten free & Organic • Nuts, Seeds & Dried Fruit • Pulses & Grains Flours & Bread Mixes • Herbs & Spices 24 Wilson Street, Geraldine 7930 www.cottagepantry.co.nz
OSCARS DINER CAFE
Based in Sockburn, Oscar’s bake up a storm each week with an ever-changing variety of cakes, slices, cookies, quiches, gourmet pies, sausage rolls and barista coffee! Open 6 Days Mon - Sat Late Nights Thurs & Fri Ph.027 310 6369 125 Main South Road www.facebook.com/oscarsdinercafe
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LEVEL ONE CAFE & BAR Starting August we introduce #7daysocial. A cool way to combine food+drink deals with live events, community initiatives and co-working spaces. Check out Friday’s Be Fruity loaded waffle for $10. Level 1/217 Marine Parade Ph 03 423 3170 www.levelone.nz
MRS DENTONS Come and treat yourself to a scrumptious scallop pie or maybe an Italian eggplant pie! Fairlie Bakehouse pies in store too. Fine. Food. Fast. Takeaway Cafe and Delicatessen. Monday to Saturday 9am to 2pm Ph. 03 357 4516 027 469 0206 168a Kendal Ave, Burnside
WORLD CUISINE Imagine a dinner party with friends at your place. With no prep, set up or clean up needed from you. A restaurant style meal delivered or with full service. In the comfort of your own home with family & friends. Let World Cuisine do it all. Contact us Ph. 021 544 029 E. firstname.lastname@example.org www.worldcuisine.co.nz
THE BAKEHOUSE CASHMERE Heart Warming Bread Made fresh on our premises. Tempting range of pies, filled rolls slices & creamed buns Open: Mon-Fri 6am-5pm, Sat 6am-4pm Sun 8am-4pm 8 Colombo Street, Cashmere. Ph. 03 337 0403
THE KITCHEN CUPBOARD We stock quality brands at great prices. Catering for your everyday kitchen needs as well as those specialty items. If we don’t have it chances are we can get it - just ask. 34b Talbot Street, Geraldine P. 03 693 8634 E. email@example.com www.thekitchencupboard.co.nz Metropol 23 July, 2020 41
Tavern ticks all of the boxes Marty and Naomi Fuller are the proud owners of The Elmwood Trading Co., a locally loved tavern that has an amazing community around it. Metropol caught up with Marty about how they’ve been getting on since taking over the reins 22 months ago.
ith a massive grin on his face he tells us that they’ve been “Absolutely thrilled with the response! “We wanted to create a friendly, value for money, local tavern – almost like a home away from home. The Elmwood was already going well, it was established but had a lot of potential in its food operation. So, we brought our chef, Henry Liang, his kitchen and some front of house staﬀ from our previous hotel Trevinos,” Marty raves. A new space meant undertaking the creation of new menus and the addition of daily specials; not to mention adding to their extensive wine list. Some notable newbies are the garlic prawn hot pots and (a personal favourite of ours) the red curry lamb shank – both pictured. The Elmwood is extremely versatile with a separate function area as part of the restaurant, where “we can host meetings, seminars, fundraising quiz nights and birthday parties,” Marty says. “If the event is big enough, we can utilise the whole restaurant.”
If you’re just popping in, they also have a gaming lounge with 18 gaming machines, TAB, huge tv screens and a great outdoor area with year-round heating. Walking into those double doors you can feel the warm energy radiating from the restaurant, the staﬀ and the lovely owners. Marty ecstatically says, “we tick a lot of boxes” and we wholeheartedly agree. www.theelmwood.co.nz
Let yourself be wowed From the luxurious décor and design, right through to the sumptuous menu, everything about Fig Restaurant at the Quality Hotel Elms, is focused on attention to detail and quality.
entrally located at 456 Papanui Road, whether you’re staying on site at the hotel, or looking to enjoy a night out of exceptional dining, you’ll be wowed by the international modern, bistro-style menu and exceptional customer service. It’s your choice to sit at the seated tables indoors, or gather around the beer garden’s outdoor bar, which is the perfect spot to relax on warm days and evenings.
Highlights on the menu include the stuﬀed chicken breast, cumin dusted lamb loin, pumpkin and lentil ﬁlo, and Hereford beef, which is served with your choice of sauces and sides. You know you’re in good hands as Fig was listed as a Beef and Lamb Excellence award winner in 2017. The ﬁnest local and international wines feature at the bar and gluten-free and vegan options are all catered for. Meanwhile for dessert, you
can’t go past their poached pear, sticky date pudding, or delicious mango panna cotta. The Quality Hotel Elms – just a ﬁve minute walk to Northlands Mall – oﬀers standard, superior and deluxe accommodation, and
can also cater for functions. Four conference rooms are also available which can seat 80 to 200 people, making it the perfect venue for your next seminar, conference or social event.
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Dark and stormy Moody navy blues that look like they came straight out of the Mariana Trench, such as; Resene Twilight Zone, Resene Bewitched, Resene Wishing Well and Resene Submerge are making waves in the interior design world. When paired up with equally dark and stormy greys like Resene Dark Web, Resene Suits and Resene Quarter Bokara Grey, you can build up a deeply layered look – especially in a bedroom. If done right, the result is sure to make you want to dive right into bed and stay there until winter’s over.
loudy greys and moody blues are layered sky high in this sophisticated master bedroom, while brass details and ochre velvet chair provide a touch of warmth to balance out this otherwise cool space – creating the perfect place to seek shelter
from temperamental winter weather. The Resene Quarter Emerge walls bring levity to the dark tongue-and-groove paneling in Resene Indian Ink and keep it from being overpowering. The flooring is in Resene Half Chicago
– a smoky grey – while the bedside table looks bold in Resene Wishing Well. The small angular vase is also painted Resene Wishing Well, the white vases are in Resene Poured Milk, the tall blue vase is in Resene Meditation and the shorter blue vase
(with twigs) is in Resene Remember Me. Pile on charcoal-on-navy-on-charcoal bedding and finish with a soft, low-pile rug in steel blue. If an ochre-coloured accent chair isn’t for you, try one in an equally vibrant contrasting colour like aqua or coral.
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STYLING CLAUDIA KOZUB PHOTOGRAPHY MELANIE JENKINS
Mood board: Background in Resene Half Chicago with A4 drawdown paint swatches (clockwise from top left) in Resene Remember Me, Resene Quarter Emerge, Resene Kind Tide, Resene Wishing Well and Resene Poured Milk. The hexagon vase is in Resene Wishing Well and the skinny vase is in Resene Remember Me.
Spring Fling! WORDS JESS MURRAY
Spring has long been associated with regeneration, but it’s equally time to update, refresh and create a whole new vibe. We’ve looked forward to the spring 2020 colour palette so you can prepare for a spring ﬂing!
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MAKING ME BLUSH: ‘Millennial Pink’ has been a colour craze since the summer of 2016 and it is showing no sign of slowing down. It’s a colour that has paved the way and angled the spotlight on the ‘world of pink’. By doing so, it has allowed for the colour blush, a more subtle version of the punchy millennial pink, to come to the forefront. The colour matches well with white, camel and soft pink. FEELING BLUE: Classic blue is Pantone’s colour of the year for 2020, making it a hue that you’re more than likely to see everywhere this year. Described by Pantone as “a reassuring presence instilling calm, conﬁdence and connection”, blue has long been used to connote serenity, reﬂection, calmness, serenity and trust, helping to calm the mind and help it focus. GREEN WITH ENVY: Green is another colour to watch out for in spring this year, speciﬁcally sage green. There’s something that’s so fresh and organic about it. Not to mention it’s unisex, perfect for masculine and feminine spaces. The ‘go green movement’ doesn’t just have to represent the switch to sustainability, go green in all aspects of life.
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PRETTY AS A PEACH: Peach Jelly to be exact. This pastel peach will be all the rage next season. The colour really gets a chance to pop when it’s matched with strong shades of dark green or grey. It looks great on accessories around the home such as rugs and cushions.
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GOOD AS GOLD: Maybe don’t go overboard with this one… the only place ‘all-gold’ everything looks good is in a palace. But that’s not to say that it can’t look good in splashes throughout your space – it’s time to create a regal feeling. It also pairs nicely with the sage green listed above.
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Kitchens of envy “Working with clients to help them realise their concept for a kitchen is extremely satisfying and rewarding.”
ichard Hutt of Oakleigh Fine Furniture has always been passionate about solid timber and creating ﬁne furniture. Some
years ago he diversiﬁed into making kitchens using the full range of materials from timber to laminates, melamine, stone
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and painted ﬁnishes. “People like working with us because we are a small ﬁrm and can give them that individual point
of diﬀerence. We really listen to clients’ ideas, take them on board and turn them into reality.” A Kristen Reid-designed kitchen, completed only a few weeks ago in a new home, is one of which Richard is especially proud. “It’s a large kitchen, including a scullery and an island wide enough to accommodate several people dining – a true entertainers’ kitchen. The client was great to work with as she had a clear vision. It was up to Kristen Reid and us to make that vision into a practical and workable, yet attractive space.” The kitchen is indeed stunning. It has a classic palette of charcoal, light grey, oﬀ white and chrome. There is an industrial ﬂavour with the huge metal pendants over the island. The grey concrete-like engineered stone of the bench tops and the brick work of the splashback and range hood further contribute to this style. Storage and food preparation space is abundant and the appliances are state of the art. “It was a joy to see our client’s face when everything was ﬁnished.”
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Metropol catches up with award-winning interior designer Angelique Armstrong about how we can rock the natural stone look in our interiors. A granite or marble feature wall in an interior can look incredible, how can we match our tile choices to the feature wall? On our Instagram and Facebook, you will see natural stone is something we enjoy using. Timeless, classic and durable, it will make a lasting statement in any space. We admire the history that exists behind the process of sourcing
and producing stone slabs, and we love knowing that each piece is original in colour and veining, ensuring that every installation comes with its own authentic sense of style. Stone feature walls can give a home an organic texture, warmth and sense of sophistication. When choosing tiles to complement the feature wall, we consider the overall feel and purpose of the room.
Sometimes the best result is to use something completely diﬀerent so the stone becomes the feature, or another option is to pick out a colour within the stone you can work with. Pictured is a project we recently completed at a country estate in Canterbury. The schist worked in beautifully with the parquet sideboards we had custom made, along with the detail of the kitchen design. With flooring in our bathrooms which natural stone do you recommend? Natural stone is a sensible choice for a wet area like the bathroom, laundry or entrance way where durable ﬂooring solutions are needed. Stone options include Travertine Bluestones, marble and granite. The ﬁnish of the tiled stone is also optional based on the look you want to achieve. Examples
include; honed, leathered, gloss and matte ﬁnishes, and the size module and lay is also optional. Our fire places are generally a focal point of our living areas, how can we incorporate natural stone to add interest and dimension to this area? The look you are wanting to achieve for your home will help determine the right choice of stone and grouting. You may want your ﬁreplace to be elegant and formal, clean and simple, contemporary or rustic. A stone surround will enhance the room creating an eye catching focal point. Bookmatched stone, along with a beautiful stone hearth can oﬀer one of the most enchanting results. Phone: 03 356 2636 Email: oﬃce@ armstronginteriors.co.nz Instagram: armstronginteriorsltd www.armstronginteriors.co.nz
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Black is the new black WORDS MELINDA COLLINS
Black is unquestionably chic; commanding, compelling and able to court many other colours thanks to its chameleon-like nature.
nd, while it has long played a starring role in the wardrobes of Kiwi women, it seems the time has come for the hue to make its way to our abodes. Why not take a walk on the dark side and try a dark statement feature wall? It’s an easy and elegant way to create a depth to your spaces. Ready to go all in? Black walls surprisingly work in small rooms, such as the bathroom or powder room.
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Cementing a newtrend Are you dreaming of a better kitchen? Dream Doors Kitchens specialise in facelifting your existing kitchen as well as complete new kitchens. They will work with you to give you that dream kitchen within your budget. The Dream Doors team prioritise keeping disruption to a minimum with facelifting services often completed within one or two days. dreamdoors.co.nz | Ph: 03 338 1081 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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The historically exterior concrete is creeping indoors and cementing itself as one of 2020’s top interior architecture trends. THE NEW WHITE As design thinking moves towards more natural aesthetics, the seemingly eternal trend of stark white kitchens may be coming to an end. And hand trowelledeffect concrete may well be taking its place. Described by Italian architect Andrea Maffei as “the material that best defines modern architecture”, concrete is rich in hue and texture and brings a sleek and contemporary feel to the home when paired with wood grains and solid monochromatic palettes. BEYOND THE BENCHTOP Concrete benchtops are far from new, but how about concrete cabinetry and
rendered feature walls? You can find concretelook melamine products in New Zealand which can be used for everything from kitchen doors and bathroom cabinetry, to feature islands, wall panelling, bookcases, and desks …and it can be done with paint! When using concrete or adhesive alternatives are out of the picture (or price range), a realistic concrete effect can be mimicked with paint. Look for lime-based paints which can achieve the coveted concrete finish when applied by block brush in random left-to-right strokes.
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New directions Painting may have been one of the hobbies New Zealanders took up over the course of the lockdown. YouTube tutorials may have suﬃced then, but now it’s time to increase those skills further.
nter Art Metro, a creative hub that has produced hundreds of happy students. Metropol caught up with owner Simon Walmisley about the art school and the exciting opportunities arising for him. “I believe that what we do here at Art Metro is far more than running a business,” Simon says. “It’s a community service for people from all over the city, a social experience in a studio space where more than 300 students can enjoy each other’s company.” Taking that community service as a springboard, Simon has decided to branch out into politics this year, standing under the New Conservative Party banner for the Ilam electorate. “New Conservative’s strong focus on families and communities really appeals to me and I am excited to represent them as a candidate. I am sure campaigning will be just as challenging and rewarding as I have found being a business owner is,” Simon says. “As I have with Art Metro, I will make the most of the opportunities that arise.” www.artmetro.co.nz
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Dabbling in design Some of you may know Carl Gildea of Willow Landscapes for his wealth of knowledge in landscaping and construction. But in order for his business to grow, so did his skills and knowledge. Enter the Diploma in Landscape Design. Finishing at Christmas time, it gave Carl a whole new appreciation for the art of landscaping.
n top of now being able to provide concept plans for back gardens, Carl explains he has “learnt so much about how garden shapes and lines make it more of a pleasing place to be”. “We specialise in residential spaces; we look at it from above and ﬁt everything they want in their garden.” Every space will have a diﬀerent end goal; every customer and project is unique – from tropical to native looks and anywhere in between. “Gardens are designed to be your own personal holiday – somewhere to relax, entertain and play.” Paving, decking, raised planters, water features and entertainment areas are just a few of the amazing ways Willow Landscapes can give your outdoor area that much needed facelift. Aside from being a master at what he does, Carl is also very easy to deal with. “I’m the designer, the project manager and onsite 60 percent of the time. So, you’re dealing with one person from start to ﬁnish.” For a free quote and design inspiration, phone Carl on 021 536 442 www.willowlandscapes.co.nz
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The go-to for real estate advice Mike Pero Fendalton is your local go-to for real estate questions. “It’s great when people come in with their queries. We love that they know they won’t be ‘pounced on’ and that there is no expectation they are here to list,” Co-Owner Jacqui McBride says.
stablished in Fendalton Village for four years, the ﬁve agents at Mike Pero Fendalton oﬀer a combined 50 plus years of experience. “We’re happy to chat about everything from buying an investment property to the layout of a home,” Jacqui says. “It’s about building relationships within our
community, so we hope people never feel awkward popping in.” They are commonly asked for advice on the top three things someone should do before bringing their home to the market. Jacqui says it is simple… “declutter, clean, clean, clean, and check that your garden and front entrance
are looking good. Staging a property also impresses prospective buyers and the team is happy to help make that happen.” Co-owner and Jacqui’s partner, Kelvin Howell, has been in real estate for 20 years, having managed several oﬃces along the way. “Our point of diﬀerence is that we are
friendlier and we are smaller. We will give you a detailed response, plenty of our time, and a personal touch. Mike Pero is known for a lower sales commission, but we certainly don’t oﬀer a lower level of service - it is quite the opposite,” Kelvin says. Marketing at Mike Pero is innovative. “We led the charge in modern home marketing, always following the principle of ‘do it once and do it right’. Others have followed but we still have the edge with our presence in the country’s living rooms through our television marketing,” Jacqui says. “We understand how much of your wealth your home represents to you and we believe that value should be reﬂected in the extent of our marketing.” The last six months have been busy. “Our open homes are extremely well attended. Since Covid presented itself, it is business as usual but with a change in the way we conduct our open homes and business in general. Keeping our clients’ health and safety foremost in our minds.”
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Designing for change Is it possible to design a family home today that will stay in synch with changing needs through future years? Craig South, of South Architects, believes it can be done provided evolving family dynamics are carefully considered in the design process.
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oving somewhere new every time life changes is not a universal practice around the world and, as our households become more diverse, attitudes are changing here too. Intergenerational living is becoming more common and inﬂuencing home design preferences. I believe the trend could be towards long term strategic thinking that involves very careful selection of a location and an environment that will have enduring value, coupled with future-focussed design objectives. Of course, homes should always be designed to allow for planned growth and change so that it can continue to provide value into the future, rather than just current demands. In fact, we see this evolutionary process happen within our own practice as homes we have designed adapt to meet changes in family dynamics, as the years go by. Today the concept is moving a step further with designs that eﬀectively combine two homes under one roof. One such project we have been working on with a client involves designing a house with a self-contained wing, well-connected to the main home and with its own views as well as internal and external amenities. The goal is to provide a quality lifestyle for extended family with the clients’ parents living in the
connected wing. In another future scenario as families evolve, the selfcontained space could be used by older children. Or the clients could eventually live there themselves, with the next generation in the main home. The real value of the design is how it supports the concept of an extended family living well together, with privacy and independence in balance. A desire to add separate yet linked accommodation spaces to the main home is certainly emerging as a design preference in this ‘house for life’ movement. We can also see a growing taste for smaller bedrooms and more living spaces. It’s my view that dormitory-style bedrooms could catch on, it works well for families with the extra space used to create a separate living room to socialise with friends. The key to having a successful inter-generational home is to ensure there is good communication, good planning and having the courage to make design decisions that may seem unexpected in the present context, but will make perfect sense in the future as the family grows and evolves. As architects, we must consider our clients’ personalities and preferences in order to create enduring bespoke designs that will suit their way of life, not just today but well into the future. www.allso.co.nz
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Your Gift Guide to the world Holidays may have been put on hold and borders may be closed for the time being, but you don’t have to travel the world to get a hold of some of its greatest treasures. We caught up with Catherine Matthews, owner of French Blue, to ﬁnd out her instore recommendations.
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ll the way from Mexico; calf skin tote bags and glassware are a popular pick. Make your way over to Europe with French linen and linen tea towels then pop on over to Portugal with Rua Nova tableware. A lovely rack of Ilse Jacobsen coats, raincoats and wind jackets from Denmark hang front and centre. And it wouldn’t be a gift guide without recommending their assortment of gift cards. Who said you just had to visit French Blue to purchase gifts for others… treat yourself.
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organisations that sit under ECSR’s umbrella. Tennis and netball clubs will use the new facility as soon as possible; rugby, cricket, athletics and softball clubs will also take advantage, and it will be available for community use, from trade shows, to concerts and yoga classes.
ECSR is one of several sport club partnerships throughout New Zealand, created to make it easier for sports and recreation organisations to operate eﬀectively. Canopy construction began prior to lockdown in mid-March, was suspended during lockdown levels 3 and 4, and was completed early July. It was quick to build, providing ECSR with excellent eﬃciency compared to what would otherwise have been a cost-prohibitive conventional structure. Project funding has included grants from the Rātā Foundation, the Lotteries Communities Facilities Fund, New Zealand Community Trust and Christchurch City Council’s Capital Endowment Fund grant. Sprung is a 123-yearold family company that initially began making tents and covered wagons. Since diversifying into permanent structures, it has constructed approximately 12,500 buildings in over 130 countries. ECSR’s Rāwhiti Domain canopy is New Zealand’s ﬁrst Sprung structure.
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Success on the slope The sloping site underneath this stunning Hanmer Springs holiday home was all in a day’s work for D M Wilson Construction, a company with a 20-year foundation of experience, based right there in the alpine village. “We are experts in building on varying degrees of slope in Hanmer Springs. We handle all the prebuilding requirements, so clients are assured their new house is built on safe grounds and to the highest of standards,” Director David Wilson says.
hreefold Architecture created the design and ensured the house maximises the utility of the sloping section. “The house feels just right for its location right in the middle of Hanmer – it captures the view of the pond and the village all in one,” David says. Hanmer oﬀers both residents and visitors an all-embracing range of weather throughout a typical year and David is delighted with Metalcraft Rooﬁng’s new standing seam
roof proﬁle Espan©. “The proﬁle is innovative and it is designed with both style and performance in mind. The ribs create strongly deﬁned shadow lines and, when combined with the concealed ﬁxings, you get superior weather performance,” David says. Three types of cladding are blended on the exterior and while David’s favourite is the cedar weatherboard – “You can’t beat the natural timber feel” – combined with the touches of stone veneer and metal cladding,
the house is elevated far beyond any recognised standard for holiday homes. The heightened speciﬁcations continue once inside the house and you’ll ﬁnd the lock-up garage contains an inbuilt hybrid car charging port. The team of subcontractors was integral to the quality of this build and David is keen to thank them all, “from Well Connected Electrical through to Robertson Family Decorators”. With two further beautiful homes under construction and
some bathroom renovations under way, D M Wilson Construction is dedicated to bringing an aﬀordable yet high quality approach to all its projects. “We set a high standard and we deliver on time and on budget,” David says. “We are specialists when it comes to high-end quality architectural home construction and renovations, but we are just as happy to construct your new pergola or dream deck with the same amount of quality our regular clients know to expect.” www.wilsonconstruction.co.nz
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Architect Ruth Whitaker of Dunedin-based Mason and Wales Architects was delighted to take on the client brief for this stunning timber home which sits on a raised plateau on the Crown Range, high above the snow line and overlooking the Queenstown Basin. “The client wanted a mountain retreat that really enhanced its incredible location and that they could enjoy all year round,” Ruth says.
onstructed by the team at Landmark Homes Central Otago, this twobedroom residence showcases attention to detail, while Ruth’s design combines three objectives: intimacy and warmth, capturing the majestic views at every opportunity, and blending into the iconic mountain setting. Created as a cluster of interconnecting timber structures, the main living/dining/
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and wide across the Wakatipu Basin. Low stone garden walls span out from the house, connecting it with the land but ensuring a small amount of the wild pasture is hospitable. Inside and out the beauty, warmth and tactility of timber used for ﬂoors, walls, ceilings, exposed roof trusses, architraves and joinery further bonds the home to its spectacular landscape. www.masonandwales.com
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The exterior, as viewed from Queens Avenue, of this striking black cedarclad home reveals nothing of the forms within and that’s just the way multi-award winning architect Greg Young of Young Architects likes it. “I like making street facades simple and modest, and the most unusual feature of this design is the lack of ‘look-at-me’ from the street.” PHOTOGRAPHY DENNIS RADERMACHER
rought to life by Metzger Builders, the original design brief was straightforward enough: a family home with entertaining space, utilise timber and stone, a glazed gable end linking to outdoor living, with an aesthetic inspired by early-Sir-Miles-Warrenmeets-Central-Otago-style. The creative solution saw Greg and his team utilise the strong but simple gable form, updated with black cedar. “We concentrated on the pure unadorned black silhouette on the streetscape, and we used that form to frame the living spaces, inside and out,” Greg says. The entry is deﬁned by warmer natural
cedar, which links to the natural timber powerfully visible inside. “I love the living space with the exposed cedar scissor trusses and dark timber ceiling,” Greg says. “It’s unusual to concentrate so much on the sculptural eﬀects of exposed trusses in a living space.” Numerous architecture judges (the awards are stacking up for this property) clearly understood the simplicity and concentration on proportion. “You don’t need extra detail if you get the form right,” Greg says. “But actually the best part is how much the owners love it – the people are the most important element of the spaces I design.” www.young.co.nz
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Luxe Lyttelton build Phil Benton Builders is very pleased with the end result of this three-level home that works its way up the hill, with its commanding views of Lyttleton Harbour looking down towards Governors Bay. “The work put in by the construction team was outstanding, with patience and quality of ﬁnish exceptional,” Director Dave Fraser says.
his home incorporates Herman Paciﬁc Vertical Cedar cladding in the colour ‘Goldrush’ and blends it in with CS Rooﬁng Eurolock 450 Vertïcal wall cladding in the colour ‘Slate’. A pop out Nuwall cladding in ‘Matt Azure Blue’ around a couple of the windows adds a great contrast. The extensive use of cedar batten shade screens around the house augments symmetrical lines and visual appeal. They were also used as wind barriers and sliding door screens. Aluminium louvres by Louvretec used as wall and roof shades give privacy and shelter from prevailing winds, which enable all year round use of some of the exterior decking. The owners intended to install a cable car up the side of the house to help with access. However, during the building permit
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When GM made the decision to pull out of all right-hand drive markets after the demise of the Holden brand, needless to say a few gearheads were less than overjoyed with the news. Therefore, there is a chance this facelift Chevrolet Camaro could be the last new GM product we get through HSV dealers in New Zealand. Oh, and it also happens to be a beast of a muscle car.
n the outside, the facelift Camaro 2SS has been given a stylistic nip and tuck. A more pronounced mouth with the Chevy bowtie badge as the centre piece makes for a more aggressive front, and the revised taillight cluster and new alloys look the business. Under the bonnet sits the hefty LT1 6.2L V8 with a fairly substantial 339kW of grunt and 617Nm of torque. The biggest change mechanically is the addition of a new 10 speed automatic gearbox. It’s very good by the way, but more on that in a bit. Inside you get a very driverfocused cabin, containing nods to Camaros of the past while still feeling up to date. You sit very low and sports car like in the seat and the small steering wheel feels good clasped in your mitts. Standard kit includes 20-inch alloys, Brembo brakes, LED running lights, Apple Car Play/Android Auto and dual zone climate control. Fire up the LT1 V8 and you make everyone within a few 100 metres of you aware of your presence. Blip the throttle and it bellows like a proper V8
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When the all-new Mazda CX30 made its debut in New Zealand, it was launched online, thanks to COVID-19. However, after waiting patiently, we finally got a taster of Mazda’s new SUV. Mazda says the new CX30 slots perfectly between the CX3 and CX5 in its SUV line-up. However, with the CX3 and CX5 offering such a compelling small and mid-sized SUV package, do we really need an SUV in between?
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Since Chinese firm SAIC resurrected MG, the British namesake has been increasing its New Zealand presence in a big way and the most popular MG on Kiwi streets right now is the MG3 Supermini.
t a seriously low starting price of $17,990, the MG3 oﬀers astonishing value. Under the bonnet sits a 1.5 litre fourcylinder petrol engine with 82kW, mated to a four-speed automatic gearbox. It’s not the most reﬁned engine and trans combo, but the power gets put down well enough for city driving. Standard kit across the range includes
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Bridget Gabites & Hayden Broadbelt join Harcourts Holmwood Harcourts Holmwood Real Estate are delighted to announce the appointment of Bridget Gabites as Head of Growth & Strategy and Hayden Broadbelt as Business Owner of the Fendalton office. When markets are tough, people turn to the best in the industry to support them in property decisions and there isn’t a steadier hand than the support provided by everyone within the Holmwood Group. Tony Jenkins CEO, Harcourts Holmwood 03 351 3002 or 0274 322 896 firstname.lastname@example.org
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