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heir latest exhibition Double Agents – A Network that Never Sleeps is a tribute to all of the above. On show at 50 Works Gallery at 50 London Street in Lyttelton, the work of these visual storytellers is a catalyst for curiosity. Reflecting on the sentiment expressed through their work, the artists state, “It is on the seam of things that most of our works develop and evolve; this seam is a point of connection, but also a space of friction, tension and inevitable fragility. For us this territory reflects a basic human condition...to connect, work, play and test the space we inhabit in order to grow...and deal with crisis.” Having both enjoyed widely celebrated careers, their collaborative work interweaves drawing, painting, performative activities, video and installation with photography. They adopt a mixed media and mixed methodology approach to their projects and ideas come to life in what is described as a “process based research lab”. In 2016 they were the Supreme Winners of the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, and in 2017, they received a Highly Commended Award in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award. Edwards+Johann’s major exhibition, Rebels, Knights and Other Tomorrows with the Christchurch Art Gallery Outer Spaces Projects in 2014 was featured in the CAG Bulletin with an article Thieves in the Attic by Sally Blundell. For further information on their practice, go to www.edwardsjohann.com. Visit the gallery online at www.50worksgallery.com. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 2pm–4pm and Saturday, 11am–4pm.
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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 International Women’s on Wednesday 8 March brought alikechorus the untameable beast at Day the heart of consumer culture. The chameleon nature of the industry keeps loyalists 'what'sPowerful hot and what's not' on their of strength and stoicism into our to midst. mantras echoed and leaves the rest of us who consider ourselvesthe a 'work in progress' andtoes, reverberated around the world, coloured walls of social rather perplexed. media pages, enriched social discourse, and dominated headlines. All of this 'threads and kicks' talk has inspired some nostalgic and rather cringeinducing memories forthe merhetoric as I reﬂect on my style – or ratherWomen’s unstylish Day must admit that some of surrounding International evolution. Itme would be diﬃcult determine which homogenous of the styles I categories. donned as a kid disappointed though, placing to men in unflattering I would personally thank my as aeras solodeserves parent, for me with pride in myself of the eighties andfather, nineties theblessing 'most heinous' fashion faux pas and for instilling in me values, drive and a sense of adventure. In reflecting on this title. relationship and the strong, egalitarian relationship I enjoy withjeans, my brother, I sometimes My obsession with unﬂattering fabrics; oversized, wideleg and tie-dye feel disheartened thesocks wash spring of negativity men. I know'cowgirl' I am notstyled an exception leggings withwith slouch to mindabout as does a denim in this context. dress covered in sequins, which I picked up second-hand shopping with my Grumbles aside, and sentiment the day uplifting, and Mum and worethe to overwhelming the point of itstone extinction. That wason a sad day was in our it was encouraging to see women and men celebrating women’s rights. household. In the spirit offorget the occasion, in recognition of the of freedom I also can't the pink,and patent leather heels thatimportant my friendpursuit and I wore on of expression and association for all, it is befitting that Metropol has one double pass to girls' nights out. My preoccupation with heeled shoes (no longer the case these give away to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert for Saturday 8 April. days) in fact started at around the age of six when I begged my parents for my Priscilla’s message of tolerance, diversity and anti-bigotry is as relevant today as own pair of 'clip clops'. I still vividly remember when they took me to buy them. when the film was first released in 1994. I think I probably insisted on sleeping in them such was the love of these $20 white, pointed heels with bows on. The interesting thing about a lot of the styles we have banished to the back of our minds/wardrobes is that they ﬁnd themselves back in vogue when style royalists decide to give them a second wind. Ultimately, fashion is an extremely subjective, personal thing, but I believe one of the best parts about donning something you feel really proud of, is the conﬁdence injection. Despite being somewhat of a Tomboy these days, I know I also love the feeling that comes over me when wearing a beautiful garment. I hope reading through somethe of the not-so-fashionable hallmarks of my youth To enter draw to win simply head to www.metropol.co.nz/win provides some great(or conversation starters this your weekend asphone), you share of details scan our QR code with smart putsome in your andwith tick friends the competitions your own sartorial sins and family.you want to be in to win. Entries close on Monday 27 March and the winners will be notified on Tuesday 28 March.
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FINE ART FINDS ITS HOME By Céline Gibson
Min Kim, Director of the Bryce Gallery, is very excited about the opening of her second Christchurch gallery at the Arts Centre.
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efore the quakes, Min had a gallery in the Chemistry Building of the Arts Centre, and loved her time there. She has fond memories of the beauty and quietness it afforded as a working space, and looks forward to being part of its rich fabric once again. Min’s gallery will be called Min Kim Fine Arts and shall be located upstairs in the Boys’ High Building. “It looks down to Worcester Boulevard,” says Sue Stewart, Gallery Manager. Min and Sue have been busy lining up artists for Min’s opening at the Arts Centre in March 2017. Sue explains the intention behind this city central gallery. “We wish to showcase New Zealand artists and artisans – people who are really passionate about their work and have served long apprenticeships.”
We wish to showcase New Zealand artists and artisans – people who are really passionate about their work and have served long apprenticeships.”
Amongst the artists featured in Min’s new gallery are: Jane Blackmore, Rika Nagahata, Robin Slow and Rachel Walker. Min is an impressionist classical artist who went to Florence in 2005 to study painting. She says that Florence was the turning point in her life. Min likens her experience to that of an engine, which having being stripped down is rebuilt, but in a totally different way. “Going to Florence was the best choice of my life,” says Min. Visit www.brycegallery.co.nz for more information
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THE SWEET SOUND OF MUSIC On Sunday 19 February, esteemed guests enjoyed the gala performance for the opening of Narropera Lansdown Festival.
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By Kate Pierson
Next month, New Zealand will have very special representation at the London Marathon.
yn Hogben and Jill Sanders have been awarded the only two charity places in New Zealand to run for The Cancer Society New Zealand. Their impressive goal is to raise a minimum of $14,000 towards cancer research. Cancer Society New Zealand is the largest private funder of cancer research in New Zealand and Lyn and Jill’s initiative is not only
Lyn Hogben and Jill Sanders have been awarded the only two charity places in New Zealand to run for The Cancer Society New Zealand.
contributing to this vital cause, but raising awareness of cancer and promoting vigilance with health awareness. Training daily, the two are facing an intense cardio and weights regime. Both are pushing through injuries and exhaustion to complete the training. Jill continues to run her highlyrespected cleaning business A Woman’s Touch full-time while Lyn owns U Sparkle Therapy and Day Spa. Supported by a small group of volunteers who have dubbed themselves ‘The Can Tab’ team, the dynamic duo have held a quiz night, sausage sizzle, car wash and market days to raise funds towards their $14,000 target. If you would like to support this incredibly selfless and worthy cause, visit www.tinyurl.com/Lyn-Jill
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EXTRAORDINARY LIFE By Kate Pierson
A natural-born innovator, Bridget talks to Metropol about leading a life that has seen her in the company of fashion heavy-weights like Karl Lagerfeld and André Leon Talley and why Magpie Style was the next step in an already highly decorated career.
You have had a remarkable career in fashion and publishing – was this always an ambition for you? When I was at university, I wanted to be a photo-journalist, but was approached for the editor’s role of a teen magazine shortly after. Looking back, I’m sure it was because I was a cheap hire in that I could do the interviews, style and photograph the talent at the same time. I remember doing a cover shoot with Billie Piper and doing just that. Her people thought it was all a bit bizarre, as she was such a big star at the time.
Bridget wears Paula Ryan jacket and basque pleat pants.
here are few who can say they have walked the halls of fashion bibles like Harpers Bazaar, Cleo and Cosmopolitan as a publishing director. Bridget Hope, founder of personal fashion showroom Magpie Style, not only successfully navigated this extraordinary path for herself, but even more impressively excelled in the international publishing industry while her integrity and humility remained intact.
Having been raised by two very successful parents, how have you sought to forge your own identity? My parents started Fashion Quarterly in the 80s out of our garage loft in Idris road. They would work around the clock in that little loft and everything they made was earned by their own hard work. So, I learnt that if you put your head down and worked hard then you would get rewarded for your efforts. As kids, we always had to work for our money. I was a dishwasher and waited tables through uni, worked as a photographer’s assistant, cleaned houses and ran my own little car-washing racket on the weekends in our street. My twenties were then spent in 70-hour work weeks as an editor pretty much from the get go. I never did a gap year or backpack around Europe like my friends did, but I don’t regret it for a minute. It was basically head down after leaving school. Publishing can be brutal when you are working with a miniscule team, but it does teach you the ropes fast. As for forging your own identity, I think this comes from being good at something yourself over time. Growing up I knew that I was lucky to be surrounded by some very smart people and I am grateful for the opportunities it gave me.
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What has been the most significant milestone in your career to date? Working as the publishing director for Harper’s Bazaar Singapore and going to New York for meetings in the Hearst Tower. Standing in that lobby with my little visitor badge was one of those rare “I have arrived” moments. It was very special to be surrounded by the best editors and publishers in the world. When you find yourself in that position, you really have to bring your A-game. I was quite star-struck meeting Glenda Bailey and Carol Smith from Harper’s Bazaar US for the first time. It was also pretty thrilling to have Karl Lagerfeld within arm’s-reach at a Chanel cruise show. I remember looking over at a colleague who was sitting next to André Leon Talley from US Vogue and I had to pinch myself. Your new venture, Magpie Style, is a personal fashion showroom – what makes it different or unique? The rise of online shopping has made the whole retail experience very impersonal. It has given us more choice, but it has reduced the personalised experience. I developed Magpie Style out of a desire to create a shopping experience for women to stop and catch their breath for an hour or two and focus on themselves – with some genuine advice on hand. It is a shopping environment that focuses wholly on a women’s personal experience, where I can help them find the perfect pair of pants, a great work outfit or even just slowly contribute to their wardrobe over time in a meaningful way. It’s a different philosophy than just going out shopping. The showroom has been carefully designed in the style of a very feminine oversized dressing room. It is fully stocked and operates like a shop – except you get the special privilege of having the whole shop and a personal shopper all to yourself. We also have an online store, for those who can’t make it to the showroom. This will also act as a research tool for those wanting to see a slice of what we have. I have tried to make the website as personal as possible by giving styling and sizing notes to each individual garment. It’s a hassle to have to send something back, so I’m keen to make the experience as seamless as possible for customers.
Bridget wears Paula Ryan long navy vest and cigarette pants.
What is your own personal style and what role does style play in communicating a personal identity? I am a bit of a Magpie in that I am drawn to beautiful things – which is a shared thread in most women. My base wardrobe is full of quality black and navy basics which I style up with colour and prints. I love a print – but you have to be careful with prints. Patricia Field, costume designer for Sex & The City once said, “once you wear a statement print, it’s kind of done”. So, I try to buy prints that are not too definitive of a single designer or season. What does a day in the life of Bridget Hope look like? My children jump into bed with us at about 7am (unless they are already there) and it’s generally a coordinated effort to get everyone to the breakfast table. I try to do some exercise with my husband – a walk or weights at home. Client appointments start at 10am which takes me through to around 5ish. A glass of chardonnay is poured and then some downtime spent with the kids. Dinner with husband is either together, or not – depending on his conference calls (and how many online orders I need to pack – hopefully lots!). We crash into bed at around 10pm, when we should go to sleep, but instead binge-watch far too many episodes of something very academic like - Suits, Homeland or Sons of Anarchy. Or if he is away – The Return of The Gilmore Girls! Do you have a favourite mantra? “Life’s too short to stuff a mushroom.” My mother says it all the time and it makes me laugh.
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hile both provide the benefits of companionship and security in a supportive, caring environment, the two retirement villages offer a different choice of lifestyle, says sales consultant Donna Monk. â€œElmswood is large and well-suited to individuals with an active lifestyle, while Fendalton is a boutique sized facility, with a close, tightknit family of residents.â€? With just 35 rest home rooms, 14 studios and 11 independent villas at Fendalton Village, this enables residents to meet and make friends easily, in a welcoming, close environment. A selection of activities and functions are held for residents to suit a wide range of interests, from arts and crafts, to indoor bowls and exercise classes. Located on Bryndwr Road, a
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TANGO TASTE It made its debut last year and after enjoying great success; Tangovibe at XCHC is back with a vengeance. Open and free to all, the ‘Milonga’ Tangovibe will take place this year on Friday 24 March 2017.
ilonga is a term for a place or an event where tango is danced. People who frequently go to milongas are sometimes called ‘milongueros’. In that spirit, join other likeminded souls for an evening of tango dancing and tastings as chef Aliesha McGilligan works her magic on preparing a farmers market inspired menu. Serving from 6.30pm, Aliesha will whip up her goodies using the highest quality artisan produce available. Aliesha’s highly improvisational style is as bold as Mariano’s malagueña small goods, which will also be available along with cheeses, organic and original vegetarian dishes and homemade sourdough accompanied by Waipara Wines and craft beers. Dancing kicks off around 7.30pm and will run until 11pm. Visit www.xchc.co.nz for more information.
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CALLING TO THEM It may have been Andrew Drummond’s controversial ‘Crucifixion’, performed at the CSA Gallery in 1978, that introduced Christchurch people to the artistic genre called Performance Art.
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It was an amalgam of a sound recording, poetry and dance. The performance ended inside the Museum, signifying Nina’s reclamation of a space for herself within a building that remains an edifice built from colonial power despite being a storehouse of Polynesian Taonga. “It was brave of the museum,” Amelia says. “And they were so open and supportive of this performance piece.” Leafa’s Me and My Salu Lima performance began outside the Cardboard Cathedral on 12 February. Leafa used her salu lima (hand broom) to sweep the simple, repetitive sweeping movements being representative of the hard work carried out by migrant workers of previous generations. “It was due to the manual work of migrants that their children were able to attend universities and gain better lives. So much is conveyed in this humble gesture,” Amelia says. Faith performed her Confessions – Let it Burn on 12 February. In Samoa, shame is often a public experience, so Faith mimicked this very traditional part of her culture by reading aloud her written confession. It was up to her mother (Leafa) to listen, understand or forgive her daughter. Vaimaila Urale’s Typeface, 23 -25 February, used the computer symbols ‘v’, ‘>’, ‘<’, ‘/’, and ‘\’, to create a Polynesian inspired mural at Artbox, Ara Polytechnic. The final part to the performance was the tattooing of this design onto a volunteer. Vaimaila’s work comments on being Samoan in a Western environment, and the impact a digital age has on traditions and values in contemporary life. “I have so enjoyed working with these artists,” Amelia says. “And I look forward to working with them again in the future.” For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
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ETHICS HONESTY IN ACTION Sandford Law is a new, boutique law firm established to cater for the needs of clients that want to deal with a firm that offers a direct, prompt and efficient legal service in its specialist fields.
rincipal Roger Sandford has been in practice for over thirty years and is joined by his Registered Legal Executive Jo Panirau, New Zealand’s top graduate in her year. Sandford Law offers prompt and user friendly legal services with a promise that the clients deal direct with Roger and Jo. They can be assured of receiving “concise and robust advice,” Roger says. One of Roger’s fields of expertise is insurance law, and since the Christchurch earthquakes, he has negotiated many insurance settlements. “I’m passionate about getting the fair and equitable settlement my client deserves,” he says. Sandford Law has a busy immigration practice, including providing advice about residency and to overseas
investors. It specialises in company law, sales and acquisitions of businesses, and house sales and purchases. It also provides assistance in administering estates and dealing with all aspects of asset planning, wills, and Power of Attorney. Roger is an expert in all aspects of New Zealand’s racing laws. He has served as a Judicial Control Chairman, and as an Appeal Judge in numerous harness racing and greyhound hearings. He is also currently the Treasurer of the Canterbury Kidney Society. “Ethics and honesty are at the core of our business,” Roger says. He and Jo have recently set up in new premises at 63 Mandeville Street, Riccarton, and can be contacted via phone on 03 343 1114.
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WE CONTINUE THIS YEAR WITH AN ACTIONPACKED PROGRAMME OF THEATRE, MUSIC, DANCE, VISUAL ARTS, FILM DISCUSSION AND DEBATE BRINGING THE WORLD TO WANAKA.”
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The Southern Lakes Festival of Colour continues to cement its role as New Zealand’s “best little arts festival”.
his year’s festival features several international performances including four hit shows from Edinburgh Fringe Festival – New York cabaret star Lady Rizo’s Indigo Child, award-winning Every Brilliant Thing, the Irish one woman play How to Keep an Alien and German flipbooks creator Volker Gerling’s Portraits in Motion. “The seven international shows – awardwinners from Edinburgh and music from the United States, Canada, Germany and Australia – have been standout highlights
for me and take this year’s festival up a notch,” says Festival of Colour Director Philip Tremewan. Several New Zealand productions will be on the stage including Hudson and Halls Live! and the world premieres of No Science to Goodbye by Wanaka writer, Annabel Wilson; poet Bill Manhire’s song and music performance Tell Me My Name; a sing-off between four local choirs called Sing It To My Face, plus a full music programme being staged in the Central Lakes Trust Crystal Palace. The festival’s diverse music programme includes country star Tami Neilson, ukulele trio The Nukes and renowned classical pianist Michael Houston who is performing in two shows playing Bach’s Preludes
and Fugues and leading the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in two Mozart concertos. Aspiring Conversations, the festival’s literary, science and socio-political debating forum is back for 2017 and running throughout the event is Schoolfest – a programme for schools at all levels featuring workshops and performances. “We have established ourselves a fine track record of consistently being the best little arts festival in the country,” Philip says. “We continue this year with an action-packed programme of theatre, music, dance, visual arts, film discussion and debate bringing the world to Wanaka.” The Festival of Colour runs 4 – 10 April 2017 in Wanaka and the Southern Lakes.
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Celebrating the home of
Few may know that beloved New Brighton Beach was actually the first home of surfing here in Aotearoa. In February 1915, legendary Duke Kahanamoku from Hawaii introduced surfing to New Zealand by riding a wooden surfboard in front of a crowded New Brighton beach.
n February 2015, the New Brighton Pier and Foreshore Society celebrated the centenary of this by erecting a replica Hawaiian wooden surfboard and commemorative plaque. In March 2016, the very first Ray White New Brighton Duke Festival of Surfing was held, and it was so successful that another is planned for 2017. From tomorrow, 17 March until 26 March, a celebration of surfing will be held in remembrance of ‘The Duke’, his sport and to further promote the wonderful spirit of the New Brighton and beachside communities. There will be three days of surfing competitions held beside the New Brighton Pier. These competitions are sanctioned by The South Island Surfing Association and Surfing New Zealand, which means that competitors can all earn circuit points for their various events. Last year there were 207 entries with surfers travelling from as far north as Whangarei and as far south as Dunedin. More entries are expected this year with entries already confirmed from Australia and the North Island. “We will have the best age group surfers in New Zealand competing as well as some of the best longboard surfers in New Zealand,” Festival Organiser Warren Hawke says. The age group short board surfers range from under 12 years through to under 20 years, with Open Longboard Men’s and Women’s, Open Traditional
WE WILL HAVE THE BEST AGE GROUP SURFERS IN NEW ZEALAND COMPETING AS WELL AS SOME OF THE BEST LONGBOARD SURFERS IN NEW ZEALAND.”
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Logger Men’s and Women’s, and age groups right through to over 60 years. All finalists will receive a hand-made replica trophy of the solid wooden surfboard that stands beside the New Brighton Library in commemoration of Duke Kahanamoku surfing here in 1915. Adding to the surfing action, organisers are also hitting the repeat button on another successful event from last year - The Eco Frame and Mirror Surf and Beach Art Exhibition will be held at the Fiksate Gallery in New Brighton Mall. This show is curated by local artist Josh O’Rourke and this year features local and emerging artists as well as some established New Zealand artists including Simon Kaan, Tony Ogle, Justin Summerton and Kees Bruin. A new display will feature 100 surfboards and surfing memorabilia dating back to the 1950s. This is being held in a shop space in the middle of New Brighton Mall. The festival will also provide around 100 free surfing lessons to kids from beachside schools as well as an art competition for these schools. For the general public, two rock concerts will spoil the senses along with a free open-air surf movie night to be held at the beach side amphitheatre in front of the War Cenotaph on Friday 24 March beginning at 6pm. Organised by the New Brighton Pier and Foreshore Promotion Society Inc., enquiries about the event can be directed to Warren Hawke, firstname.lastname@example.org and Esther Perriam, email@example.com.
W GALLERY GIGS: Grayson Gilmour By Céline Gibson
Eminent music critic Nic Bollinger wrote these words about Wellington solo artist, film composer and synthesizer maestro Grayson Gilmour: “Who else writes tunes as achingly beautiful as these? Not many people around here, that’s for sure.”
ith recognition such as this, you can be fairly confident your star is rising. Christchurch audiences were in for the treat of their lives then when the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu kicked off their 2017 Gallery Gigs with the man himself. Grayson Gilmour appeared with his band on 3 March, and held his audience spellbound with music from his album Otherness, due for release in mid-2017. Growing up in Palmerston North, Gilmour has said music was his way out of small town life. He began playing the piano at five, and released his first solo album while still a student at Palmerston North Boys High School. Signed to Flying Nun Records since 2010, Gilmour has a lot to be proud of. His last album Infinite Life was nominated for the Best Alternative Album at the 2014 New Zealand Music Awards. His foray into film composing was hugely successful with Gilmour receiving awards for Best Score at the 2012 NZ Film Awards for the film The Most Fun You Can Have Dying, and the 2015 APRA Silver Scrolls for the feature length drama Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story. Grayson was supported by local space goddesses New Dawn, and sisters Clementine and Valentine Nixon of Purple Pilgrims.
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While the puffer jacket never ran completely out of sartorial steam, the urban apparel was regularly eclipsed by bigger style stars over the last decade. For a while, it was even perceived as somewhat of a fashion faux pas.
remember having one in my wardrobe in 2007 and I wore it religiously – it was my ‘go to’ on the chillier days. For the functional fashion lovers out there, you’ll be tickled pink to know that the dejected puffer jacket is making the ultimate comeback and this time, it has a high-fashion twist. One of the earliest signs of its return was at a Fall 2016 Chanel runway show where models were donning the revamped aesthetic. From cropped, biker jacket styles right through to ankle skimming looks, the new iterations of the puffer are all about glam. A harmonious compromise between comfort and class, the puffer stands to be your new best friend. WITCHERY KIM BACKPACK
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WITH A SPACIOUS SALON, OUTDOOR COURTYARD, AND PRIVATE BEAUTY ROOMS, CLIENTS CAN EXPERIENCE HEAVEN HERE, IN UNHURRIED ST ALBANS.
PAMPERING PARADISE Salon Parlour’s fabulous staff and products, and a full range of beauty services, make it possible for complete pampering in one blissful haven.
ong-time friends, Susie Chisnall and Becs Taulango, joined professional minds to develop a concept where hair, nail and beauty experts could work individually from the sparklingnew premises, providing clients with top-to-toe services and treatments. With a spacious salon, outdoor courtyard, and private beauty rooms, clients can order in coffee from The Origin next door and experience heaven here, in unhurried St Albans.
Gemma, the perfectionist beauty therapist, is doing plenty of the latest Micro-blading eyebrow technique – a long-lasting pigmentation of semipermanent colour. Interested in only the best products, Susie, a professional makeup artist, says: “Matrix Biolage has taken the natural step to remove chemicals in its R.A.W ‘Real Authentic Wholesome’ range, which we’re among the first in New Zealand to provide.” It’s like breakfast-time in the shower, with the luscious natural scents and ingredients in the air. “When we opened the promotional package we thought they’d sent us smoothies!” says Becs, a senior hairstylist. Continuing the deliciously natural path, the salon’s Australian-made Edible Beauty range has names like Citrus Rhapsody Toning Mist and Dessert Lime Flawless Micro-Exfoliate – with no plastic micro beads. Gold Rush Eye Balm incorporates dissolving flecks of real gold. Each season, Salon Parlour hosts client evenings with a personal stylist, for a $5 redeemable booking fee – its midwinter-themed evening is 12 June. Open by appointment (including late nights), on the Cranford/Westminster Street corner. Visit www.salonparlour.co.nz or Facebook. Phone 355 1108
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FEMININITY FINDS A STUNNING FORM The dynamic duo of Bettie Monroe owners Lucy and Helen is a compelling case of friendship and creativity. Each bringing a unique but complementary set of skills to their New Zealand made clothing brand, the pair prioritises playful and pretty, and that is certainly reflected in their feminine range.
n the first month we had sold everything in stock and we were frantically trying to make more!” they laugh. A graceful and greatly admired step away from the androgynous styles and ‘one size fits all’ mentality, Bettie Monroe celebrates the feminine silhouette, designing garments for all body shapes. “Our design aesthetic transcends trends and we aim to make women look good and feel great at all ages. We listen to our customers, their needs and wants. Our highly trained team of
personal stylists, from all walks of life, offer a personal approach every time.” Proudly New Zealand made at a competitive price, the garments at Bettie Monroe are manufactured under strict quality control processes. “We hand select all our fabrics and do rigorous wear tests to ensure longevity. Our clothes wash and wear well, and if needed we pre-wash garments to ensure no surprises.” To discover the stunning options for your wardrobe, visit Shop 24 at The Colombo and for a sneak peek preview, go to www.bettiemonroe.co.nz
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DIGITAL DENTAL WIZARDRY “Innovation fascinates me,” says Ronald Sluiter of OrthodontiX. “I am always on the lookout for new technology that will help me in my practice by making the orthodontic process easier and more comfortable for my patients.”
he 3D scanner 3Shape is so much more than just a gadget. OrthodontiX has been using this piece of Danish wizardry for a few months now and the benefits it has had for patients and for the practice as a whole, have been significant. “Digital technology of this kind is very much a global trend and we are excited to be at the forefront of its introduction to Canterbury.” The 3Shape scanner is a small wand which is moved around inside a patient’s mouth to create a 3D image of the current placement of their teeth. Its advantages are many – increased patient comfort with the phasing out of physical impressions, improved
accuracy of imaging, a complete digital record of a patient’s data and a quicker and smoother workflow. “It takes about five to ten minutes to scan a patient. That’s it. There’s no impression material used; no sitting around waiting for the PVS to harden; no gagging; no mess. Our patients love it. And it has also enabled us to communicate with our providers more efficiently. Previously we had to send a physical mould to Invisalign, the aligner manufacturer. Now we simply upload the scan and send them a digital file”. OrthodontiX has clinics in Merivale, Cashmere and Ashburton. Call 0800 678 463 to make an appointment for your free first consultation.
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ooking as young as you feel may be a more achievable goal than you believe, with the Sciton Forever Young BBL (Broad Band Light) machine. “This is top-end, medical grade IPL, providing a more consistent pulse and band of light – it’s what you would call the Rolls Royce of IPL’s,” says Dr Grant Bellaney, Dermatological Surgeon, and director of The Liposculpture and Cosmetic Clinic. Forever Young BBL treats broken blood vessels, redness, freckles and brown marks and improves skin tone. This safe, affordable and highly effective treatment has been scientifically proven to change the skin structure to resemble the gene expression profile of younger, untreated skin. Clients can relax knowing they are in safe hands – the treatment is performed by one of two registered cosmetic nurses at the specialist medical centre, located in Merivale in Christchurch. The Sciton BBL is only available at Dr Bellaney’s specialist medical rooms. The procedure is quick, with minimal discomfort, and requires almost no downtime. While mostly used on the face, neck, and back of the hands, Dr Bellaney says any area of the body can be treated. “BBL repairs environmental damage to the skin, and helps slow the ageing process to keep it looking fresher, smoother, younger and glowing.” Visit www.cosmetic-clinic.co.nz or phone 03 356 0214 for more information.
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Dermatologist Dr Grant Bellaney’s Liposculpture and Cosmetic Clinic has the latest IPL technology to help you achieve a refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful look. We offer the only Sciton BBL in Christchurch, known as the “Rolls Royce of IPLs”. The BBL uniquely delivers light therapy, targeting the signs of ageing and sun damage in a natural looking way.
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hen you walk through the doors at ChampsElysées Day Spa, you can’t help but sense you are about to experience something truly special. The old-world charm and elegance of this building is captivating, from its high ceilings, grand staircase, tiled fireplaces, large sash windows and luxurious claw-foot bathtubs to the plush furnishings, its sophistication is undeniable. You are also drawn in by the exceptional level of customer care and attention to detail that is part of the culture of Champs-Elysées Day Spa. With seven large double suites, each with its own private bathroom, a tranquil relaxation lounge and elegant bridal
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suite, Champs-Elysées Day Spa has become the premier destination for pure pampering, luxury gift vouchers, exclusive corporate spa retreats, weddings parties and catered spa parties. To celebrate its grand opening, Champs-Elysées Day Spa, along with some of its exclusive business partners, is giving you the chance to win an incredible Grand Opening Ultimate Luxury Experience valued at $4,000! For your chance to win, visit the website before 24 March. For an entirely memorable experience, give yourself or someone you love the gift of luxurious pampering at the award winning Champs-Elysées Day Spa. For further information please phone (03) 365 3630 or visit www.champs-elysees.co.nz.
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Lynn Woods Fashion Show 2017. Tuesday 21st March from 6pm -7:30pm. At Corcovado, 137 Victoria Street. Tickets only $25, which includes wine tasting and nibbles, available in-store and online. Be quick only 40 tickets left!
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T A STYLE PIONEER It’s almost impossible not to find something you love at Little Freds in Fendalton Mall. Offering an eclectic mix of unique gifts, fashion, accessories, furniture and homeware, the collection is carefully hand-picked from New Zealand and around the world.
he new sister shop to well-loved fashion store Fredrick Ashley, Little Freds’ contemporary range is elegant and tasteful, from delicious soy candles, stylish handbags and designer clothes, to gorgeous rugs, mirrors and stunning home accent pieces. The store is a tranquil paradise of fresh ideas for any occasion and also has a lovely array of cards, gift wrapping – and so much more for you to discover. New items arrive constantly, sourced with a focus on listening to what the customers want. The range of clothing is chosen with easy-wearing in mind, for all occasions from dressy to casual, and includes pieces from Paula Ryan. The store also has a selection of innovative jewellery and accessories from top-selling New Yorkbased range Stella + Gemma to complete any outfit. For more clothing options, Fredrick Ashley has an extensive and ever-changing array of fashion in the newly refurbished store – now lighter and brighter, with new flooring and a spacious feel. Located close to Little Freds, the store is a popular fixture in Fendalton Mall and has been under the same ownership for 17 years, attracting fashion lovers from all over the city. Exciting new Autumn/Winter fashion is arriving daily. Phone Fredrick Ashley on 351 5892, or Little Freds on 027 203 8077 or visit the two stores at Fendalton Mall on Memorial Avenue.
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ppointments can be really hard to keep these days – everyone is so busy, and it can be hard to plan ahead around an everchanging schedule,” says John Musgrave, who has owned the salon with his wife Deb for the past six years, along with Beauty Co Westfield and Beauty Co at Northlands Shopping Centre. Customers can walk in at any time, with usually around a 10 to 15-minute wait at the most. “Most of our services are walk-in, and the only thing you really need to make an appointment for is a colour. We use Matrix for all our colours and it’s a really popular service, so it gets very busy – especially in the weekends.” Children’s haircuts are also available, from $15.
“Most of our services are walk-in, and the only thing you really need to make an appointment for is a colour.” He says the best time to come in is the mornings, as the wait time is less. “You could get a massage or a facial while the kids are at the movies, or quickly get your eyebrows done before you do the groceries.” Located at Westfield Riccarton, The Hair & Beauty Company offers the full range of hair and beauty therapy services, specialising in waxing and threading. “Our therapists are all qualified and experienced, and our prices are really affordable.” The store sells the full range of Matrix products, as well as Morrocan Oil and GHDs. Phone 341 8500 for more information. 40 March 16, 2017 Metropol
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esides all its services associated with the making and repairing of dentures, this practice offers custom-fitted mouth guards for children and for adults. â€œMouth guards are an essential part of playing sports â€“ particularly sports such as rugby, hockey and basketball,â€? says Ryan Carlton of Dentures Plus. â€œNot only do they help protect teeth, but they also help prevent concussion and jaw injuries.â€? Ryan has a great deal of experience in the professional moulding and fitting of mouth guards. Itâ€™s a personal interest and makes a bit of a change from fitting dentures. â€œI like people to keep their teeth, especially children. Thatâ€™s why we have a special offer for school age kids on our heat-moulded rubber mouth guards. These mouth guards are custom-made for each child and although childrenâ€™s mouths and teeth are still developing, the mouth guard should last for a season.â€? There are just two appointments needed â€“ the first to take a mould of the upper teeth and the second to check the mouth guard is fitting properly and is comfortable. â€œWe make sure our mouth guards are fun as well as functional. We have them in a big range of colours to suit childrenâ€™s personalities.â€? Dentures Plus is located at 396 Innes Road. Phone 385 5517. Open Monday â€“ Thursday 8am â€“ 5pm, and on Friday 8am â€“ 2pm. Check out the Caldent denture cleaner as well.
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• Ensure your best features are accentuated by the accessories – i.e. use coloured earrings to bring out your eyes, or use a waist-belt to accentuate this area • Pick pieces that complement – if you are wearing silver earrings a gold necklace may clash. However, mixed metals within one statement piece can work beautifully. • A scarf can offer great versatility and because of its chameleon like nature, can offer a point of difference time and time again.
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intervention,” Doctor Brown explains. However, if egg freezing is undertaken while a woman is in her early to mid-20s, then the chance of conceiving in her mid to late 30s can improve. “Young women, who are facing conditions like endometriosis or cancer, or those in high-powered careers, make up the majority of women we see for egg freezing.” A 24 year old woman can usually freeze 10 to 12 good quality eggs for the same price as one IVF cycle in her late 30s. Egg harvesting in a woman’s late 30s may only be able to save 4 to 6 eggs. “When you have good quality eggs, it also reduces the risk of miscarriage and chromosomal abnormalities.” At 40 years of age, 40 percent of eggs are chromosomally abnormal compared to less than 20 percent at age 30. Internationally, the number of women who fall pregnant through using their frozen eggs ranges from 5 to 50 percent. The success rate depends predominantly on the number of eggs that were frozen and the age of the woman at the time her eggs were frozen. “Just as there is no absolute guarantee that woman will fall pregnant through IVF, there is no guarantee that women will become pregnant using frozen eggs.” The process to remove and freeze eggs is the same process followed for IVF. After harvesting, the eggs are frozen very quickly in liquid nitrogen – the New Zealand Government has set a ten year limit for keeping the eggs and people can extend this for five years at a time. If you are interested in egg freezing, call 03 377 8949 to make an appointment with a Genea Oxford Fertility specialist.
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EDUCATION IN THE
environment Outdoor play allows children to explore the natural environment, while providing endless physical and mental benefits.
REGULAR CONTACT WITH NATURAL OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTS PLAYS A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND WELLBEING.
a stream. “We provide a safe environment so children can interact with nature and take safe risks. We have flipped the perspective of how children and people can help the environment, to how the natural environment can help the development of the child.” TimberNook was founded in America seven years ago, by an occupational therapist who noticed many children had balance issues, as well as shortsightedness due to underuse of their distance vision. “We like to think of Kiwi kids as outdoor kids, but the reality is most aren’t,” Kim says. “From over-use of digital devices, being indoors at school all day and travelling to and from, the actual time spent outside can be minimal. So, I’m really excited to offer this opportunity to Christchurch kids. Every session includes a creative element of problem solving, which reinforces one of our taglines, ‘We don’t entertain, we empower’”. For more information email email@example.com or phone 027 934 0409
The Ultimate Sensory Experience TimberNook provides innovative nature-based programmes for children 1-13 years, designed to foster creativity, imagination & play in the great outdoors. Health & Educational benefits. Tiny Ones Playgroup School Holiday Programmes Going Wild Afterschool & Weekends Special Events & Birthday Parties web: www.TimberNook.com email: Kim.Tenebaum@timbernook.com facebook: TimberNook Christchurch NZ phone: 027 9340409 46 March 16, 2017 Metropol
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When two ambitious creative enterprises join forces the results are nothing short of extraordinary. Especially when said enterprises are SCAPE Public Art and Studio 125 Gallery.
An eclectic selection that places art at the heart of Merivale, sparking the imagination of locals.
f you want to see an impressive example with your own eyes, then discover what’s on offer at Heather and Neville Brown’s Studio 125 Gallery at 125 Aikmans Road between Thursday 16 March and Thursday 13 April. Last night - 15 March - saw invitation only guests getting a sneak peek of the stunning artistic showcase with a unique opportunity to purchase sculptures and artworks and to participate in a live auction. The gallery is open for one month in support of SCAPE Public Art which runs an annual six week season, encompassing a wider programme of events. SCAPE is the foremost producer of public art in the city and this new philanthropic model is a catalyst for supporting and amplifying the reputation of exhibiting artists. Deborah McCormick, Director of SCAPE Public Art, says the presentation of work in Studio 125 Gallery is an exciting new location to exhibit. “Studio 125 Gallery offers an eclectic selection including original sculptures, paintings, photographs, ceramics and limited editions that places art at the heart of Merivale, sparking the imagination of locals. A new way of supporting public art in a positive way.” The artists and exhibits include original works and editions from Anneke Stewart, Ariana Kutia, David McCracken, Fayne Robinson, Fiona Jack, George Lewis, Gill Gatfield, Greer Twiss, Heather Brown, Holly Best, Janna van Hasselt, Judy Darragh, Julia Morison, Mark Catley, Mischa Kuball, Nathan Pohio, Neil Dawson, Peter Atkins, Phil Price, Rachael Dewhirst, Sam Harrison, Sarah Greig and Virginia King. Heather Brown says her hope is to make people feel ‘at home’ in art environments. “By opening my studio as a gallery I hope to develop a closer connection and relationship between artists, galleries, art organisations and the public. I would like people to feel welcomed and relaxed to experience and enjoy a wide range of excellent artwork.” The Studio 125 Gallery pop-up will open for one month to the public at 125 Aikmans Road, Merivale from today, Thursday March 16 until Thursday 13 April. Opening hours are Thursday (3-5pm) Friday and Saturday (10am-4pm).
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he extravagant musical opens at the Isaac Theatre Royal on 24 March and runs until 8 April, utilising over 700 costumes, wigs and headdresses from the UK touring show, and a brand new big pink bus! The iconic movie was a surprise runaway Oscar winning hit when released in 1994. The show’s flamboyant storyline, tracing the bus journey of a trio of drag queens from Sydney to Alice Springs,
was translated to the musical stage in 2006. The musical’s enormous international success has seen versions staged from South Korea to Sao Paulo and in just about every language including French, Portuguese, Spanish, Greek and Swedish. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is without doubt Australia’s most successful theatrical export. The leading trio of stars in Priscilla is that of two drag queens, Mitzi and Felicia, and an older
transsexual Bernadette, who find love, friendship and tolerance in the most unlikely places when on a road trip to perform at Alice Springs Casino. The principal role of transsexual Bernadette is performed by Cameron Douglas who has enjoyed a busy career since graduating NASDA in 2002, including performing in over 20 musicals. The two other lead roles will feature Isaac Pawson (Tick/Mitzi) and Tom Worthington (Adam/Felicia), both graduates of NASDA who are carving out careers in musical theatre. Providing many of the pumping disco hits that Priscilla has become synonymous with are the three flying Divas: Emily Burns, Naomi Ferguson and Jane Leonard accompanied by a rocking live band lead by musical theatre maestro, Richard Marrett. Priscilla’s message of tolerance, diversity and anti-bigotry is as relevant today as when the film was first released in 1994. Showbiz Christchurch is delighted to bring this mega musical, in a new production directed by Stephen Robertson, to the Isaac Theatre Royal where it can be enjoyed in all its feathered, sparkly, fabulous glory. For more information, or to book, go to www.showbiz.org.nz/priscilla-queen-desert. Priscilla contains some strong language, with adult themes, and is not recommended for younger audiences.
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URBAN CYCLING IN ACTION It’s official. Cycling is cool again. Worldwide, bicycles are taking back the roads, and one business in Christchurch making it happen is Action Bicycle Club, the city’s only store dedicated to urban commuter cycling.
o-owners Charlotte Bebbington and Ken Ching opened their Walker Street store and workshop in November 2016, and have been encouraging the city’s cyclists with a vast range of bicycles for rent and sale. “Our aim is to get more people riding bikes, especially women,” Charlotte says. Cycling has come a long way since men threw stones at women who dared to ride bicycles in public. One of Charlotte’s goals is to learn more about cycle maintenance and repair - something other women are doing too. On the second Wednesday of each month, Charlotte helps run Wheel Womyn Wednesday, a RAD Bikes initiative at The Commons in the central city. The team runs workshops targeted at ladies who want to learn about and share their knowledge of all things cycling. Action Bicycle Club rents, sells and services bicycles. Business partner, Ken, runs the workshop where he fixes all kinds of bikes. It has a range of electric bikes, and cargo bikes to encourage urban travel and business solutions. It also specialises in city bikes and quality classic cycles in chic designs and colours. In store is a wide range of accessories, from bicycle bells hand painted in Australia, panniers and helmets, to a range of Hjul apparel, specifically designed with an urban cycling flair. Follow Charlotte’s blog and see more information at www.actionbicycleclub.com
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THE HOME OF
PERFORMING ARTS The Gloucester Room at the Isaac Theatre Royal is a place of great transformation.
t the forefront of fostering boundary-pushing performing arts, The Gloucester Room innovates, inspires and incubates talent. On now for four nights (15-18 March) is Swallow. A candid and thought-provoking look into the lives of three strangers who are facing their demons head-on, it addresses realities affecting people the world over – from lost love to identity struggles. Producer/Director Garry says, “I used the Gloucester Room last year for another production, Amateur Girl and found that it suited the intimacy required for the type of play being staged. It’s a great venue, and the support offered is top notch – they make it as stress free as possible.” On 26 March at 8pm, The Nukes will take the stage at the Gloucester Room, dazzling audiences with their reckless and riveting live performances – a blend of folk, bluegrass, reggae and post-punk. A
workshop will be held between 5-6pm so audience members can enjoy the thrill of learning from the band pre-performance. The same day, prestigious TV, Film & Theatre Actor Peter Feeney will host a Christchurch Weekend Workshop from 9am-4.45pm, yet another great educational opportunity for community engagement. Peter says, “This workshop focuses on screen acting at a time when more TV and film production activity is opening up in Canterbury, and not much training specifically for screen is available. “In this workshop I offer up the results: what works; practical techniques that help the actor get in to the writer’s head and bring the thoughts and feelings of their character to life on screen. I will seek to impart good habits for lifetime learning. Participants will not just be directed to their full potential in this workshop - they are given the tools to take responsibility for their own results, learning how to anticipate and grow from failure; independently knowing where their acting is ‘at’ - and what is needed to move it forward.” For more information on all of the above, visit http://isaactheatreroyal.co.nz/
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26 March 8pm Ukulele Workshop 5pm!
20 April 8pm Directed by Jamie McCaskill
30 April 5:30pm A solo play starring Helen Moulder
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RECIPES FOOD WINE BARS & CAFÉS RESTAURANTS
BLURRING OF MEALTIMES By Melinda Collins
Once upon a time, in a land far away, families sat down together two to three times a day to eat at a mythical creation known as the dining table.
o, the above may be a slight exaggeration, but fact is, there is a continued blurring of mealtimes as today’s consumers eat around their schedules rather than scheduling around mealtimes and eating is just a mere pause between other activities. Even retailers and restaurants are catering to the ad hoc approach to mealtimes, with an increased number and variety of tapas and sharing plates available. Goodbye starter, main and dessert. Hello smaller snacks and sides to share. We love to snack almost as much as we want to lose weight and there’s a lot of research to suggest these snacking habits are adding too many calories and too few nutrients to our diets. But does it have to be this way? There’s certainly potential in snacking; it keeps your
energy levels up and gives you more opportunities to meet your nutritional needs, while keeping blood sugar levels stable throughout the day, which lessens unhealthy cravings. Eating snacks with the right ratio of nutrients and with the right calories will help keep your body energised and help you lose weight. Protein (plus exercise) fuels the growth of lean muscle mass, which boosts metabolic rate and increases calorie burn. Fibre, meanwhile, helps improve digestion and keeps you from binging on fats and sugars. Smart choices with these ingredients will help your body operate at maximum efficiency. Try options like canned tuna on whole-wheat crackers, sunflower lentil spread with pita bread, a shrimp stack, power berry smoothie, edamame, or a small chicken pita sandwich packed with veges.
The Secret Garden
Welcome to Christchurch’s best kept secret... our sheltered, garden oasis at Dux Dine Share a Platter-for-Two, with a bottle or two of a crisp Pinot Gris or light Rose and make an afternoon of it. We will even provide the sunscreen and sun hats (plenty of parking, and free WiFi for your data addiction).
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THERE IS A CONTINUED BLURRING OF MEALTIMES AS TODAY’S CONSUMERS EAT AROUND THEIR SCHEDULES RATHER THAN SCHEDULING AROUND MEALTIMES.
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THE CHIC BUT RUSTIC FUNCTION ROOM OPENS TO A LARGE PATIO, FRAMED BY PINEAPPLE PALMS AND LUSH LAWNS FOR RELAXING OUTDOORS.
A CHRISTCHURCH TREASURE The 1856 Tai Tapu hotel remains a Christchurch treasure with its strong bones of Kauri, black pine and Totara, and walls steeped in colourful community history.
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n addition to its well-loved restaurant and bar, the newly built function venue has been open for a year. Owners Jacqui Ballantyne and Tania Smith have perfected the flexible menu styles to cater for up to 120 people, for all occasions. “There’s been 30th to 80 plus birthdays, work dos who’ve also enjoyed a round of golf next door, engagements, weddings and after-wedding parties.” The chic but rustic function room opens to a large patio, framed by pineapple palms and lush lawns for relaxing outdoors. It’s only 15 minutes from town, but set amidst rolling countryside. Sunday afternoons see live music playing in the courtyard, and a mustering-style shelter for live
bands is soon to be built. Bordering Halswell River, Jacqui has seen guests arrive in canoes and jet boats - and the 2.5 acre grounds make a perfect helicopter-landing pad. The Tap restaurant is popular for leisurely ladies’ lunches of perhaps crab cakes or corn fritters with salad. Qualified chefs, who have the perk of living upstairs, also make hearty country-style meals such as Angus minute steak sandwiches with bluecheese sauce, perfect with a local Pinot Gris or a 3 Wolves Pale Ale. Serving a range of food designed for sharing including platters and pizzas, main meals and daily-made desserts are also served all day and into the evening with dining either inside or under shaded pergolas or trees. Visit 780 Old Tai Tapu Road from 11am 7 days (restaurant bookings taken up to 8pm daily). Email email@example.com. Phone 329 6819.
CULINARY HOTSPOT Just off Blenheim Road, in Riccarton – look for the signs – is Box Café. It’s a chic little establishment where owner manager Olivia Hall makes all the food herself. Each week day she’s there at 3.30am, preparing delicious café food. Cakes, pastries, croissants and sandwiches, salads and bagels, all made with fresh daily ingredients.
ur homemade, gourmet pies are incredibly popular,” Olivia says. Box Café is favoured by locals. It serves the office and industrial area from 6.30am until 4pm, five days a week with a selection of hot and cold drinks, smoothies and milk shakes, and the finest Vivace Union Blend Coffee. Take food and coffee away – a perfect option for busy people wanting lunch on the run, or enjoy it in the charming courtyard setting. Olivia, who has a solid history in hospitality, opened Box Café in January
2016. She designed the black and white striped theme that sets the café apart from the industrial background. There’s off street parking and it’s a very relaxed, familiar place. It’s the kind of place where regulars and staff are on a first name basis. “Customers end up becoming friends,” Olivia says. It’s obvious as she laughs and engages with a stream of lunch buyers. Box Café is the ideal spot to enjoy a relaxing coffee or grab a panini to go. Take a look at its Facebook page to see what’s in the cabinet and on the menu board.
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A SPECTACULAR EXPERIENCE
On Tuesday 21 February, privileged guests had the opportunity to mingle with the esteemed Dilmah family at the Mona Vale hosted ‘Allure of Tea’ party.
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Wigram Brewing Company
Quality is key, whether bridal or birthday, corporate or casual. Taste, style and presentation is my specialty. Let my imagination be used for your celebrations. Bespoke designs detailed by your wishes at great prices! Contact Fleur on 027 233 2277 www.fleursdesignercakes.co.nz
Venue for Hire Little Sister is the perfect place for your next social event. From parties through to fully catered dinners we would love to tailor something very special to suit your needs.
Little Sister Cafe
Ten taps of premium beer now available at the Wigram Craft Beer Fillery. Try out Tap Tasters 4 Pack fresh from the tank. Mon-Thu 8.30-5 Fri 8.30-6 Sat 11-4pm Brewery & Sales, 57 Sonter Road Wigram Christchurch Ph. 03 343-4493 email: email@example.com www.wigrambrewing.co.nz
Summer Love™ from Melton Estate How occasions become celebrations... Summer Love™ Sparkling Riesling Available at Melton Estate and selected outlets. Buy online at shop.meltonestate.co.nz Ph. 347 4968 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton.
Come in and learn traditional butchery skills. Boning a lamb leg and creating a butterflied lamb leg, plus you get to take it all home with you!
Bush inn centre Cnr Riccarton & Waimari Rd P. 348 5043 Open 7 Days
Taste explosion. Organic garden fresh herbs.
Saveur de Sel
Open 7 Days, 670 Main South Road, Templeton Ph. (03) 349 7337
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Box Cafe What’s inside “The Box”? The lid’s off! Come and see what’s inside. Great space, great coffee, great food and exceptional service 1/10 Acheron Drive Ph. 348 6829
A family business with menus tailored to each individual client, G&T Catering and Events can look after your next function.
G&T Catering and Events
email@example.com P. 022 425 8628 www.gtcateringandevents.com
Enjoy fine Ataahua Wine with good food and great company! Available at Pukeko Junction Regional Winestore, Vino Fino, Ballantynes and online at
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Come and treat yourself to a scrumptious Scallop pie or maybe an Italian eggplant pie!! Fairlie Bakehouse pies in store too
MRS DENTON’S Fine. Food. Fast Takeaway Cafe, Delicatessen
168a Kendal Ave, Burnside Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm Sat 8.30am-3pm Ph. (03) 357 4516 027 469 0206
Sandy Mac’s Dressings Whatever the season, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring, my Dressings will transform everyday food into something special. Salad, vegetables, mint/lamb, garlic/steak , ginger lime coriander/seafood, basil/pasta, just to name a few ideas . 7 Dressings available Ohoka and Amberley farmers market firstname.lastname@example.org M. 021 043 1706 www.sandymacs.co.nz
Stylish Bugatti Vita Juicer Available in a range of colours, the perfect accessory for your kitchen from
The Crowded House Coffee Company. 23 Islington Ave, Waterloo Business Park Phone (03) 348 5089 www.thecrowdedhouse.co.nz
Eagle Brewing NZ A multi-award winning microbrewery set in the heart of the busy Riccarton suburb. Look for us at your local store and bar, or visit us at 55 Riccarton Rd for takeaway crafts. www.eaglebrewing.nz Ph. 341 6849
Come find our piece of retro heaven at Ruelle Eatery, wholesome food, beautiful organic espresso and serving delicious Three Llamas Coffee.
Cnr Oram Ave & Rodney Street New Brighton Ph. 03 3822598
A Bakery treasure trove at the bottom of the hill An easy location for you to pop in and stock up on our bakery products. Delicious hand made cakes, Danish pastries, pies, sausage rolls and Underground Coffee. Catering also available. Una Bakery 73 Centaurus Rd, Huntsbury Ph: 337 8214.
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You will certainly taste the difference with Peter Timbs Meats, especially with our butterflied lamb legs and butterflied chickens. With quality instore marinades made our-selves, you are guaranteed to have an exceptional experience; with our outstanding Moroccan and Peri Peri marinades you can’t go wrong. See you instore real soon at… PETER TIMBS MEATS LTD. 70 Edgeware Road, Ph (03) 366 1780 Farrington Ave Bishopdale, Ph (03) 359 5729
It’s All Greek To Me
Authentic Greek food prepared with love, passion and flair you can taste. Dine in or takeaway 7 Shakespeare Road, Waltham (Opposite Hollands Suzuki.) Ph. (03) 968 4852 Mon-Wed 10.30am-7pm Thurs-Fri 10.30am-8pm (closed 3pm-4pm daily) www.itsallgreektome.co.nz
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Easter - time for sweet delights and our other delicacies.
9c Normans Road, Strowan. Ph. 03 355 0932 Open Tuesday to Saturday. Like us on Facebook
Strawberry and Vanilla Cupcakes - Gluten Free
“Think Global – Drink Local” Three Boys Brewery Premium Craft Beer Supplying Christchurch’s best bars and restaurants with the finest beer since a long time! Look for us locally in bottles and on tap, or direct from the brewery door at 592 Ferry Road. Ph. 03 940-5621 www.threeboysbrewery.co.nz
Fresh, Delicious, Innovative Menu Gluten Free Dairy Free Paleo Vegan Free Delivery Finger Food, Canape, Antipasto & Salads Private & Corporate Catering (027) 727 4401 AppetiteNZ@xtra.co.nz www.Appetitecatering.co.nz
Offers a delightful blend of Kiwi and Brazilian food. They also offer catering for all events. Find them at 619 Ferry Rd, located inside the Mobil. Mon-Fri 6am-5pm and Sat-Sun 7am-2pm Ph. 021 0811 6772
4 different flavours - $20 each. Find us at Riccarton Farmer’s Market on Saturday.
Ph.(03) 03 3326071 - 18 Colombo Street
A gift of high quality that will be remembered Imagine giving family and friends our Gift Certificates to the value you decide, to allow the recipient to select their own cut of the high quality dry aged beef.
Ph.(03) 03 3326071 - 18 Colombo Street
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FOR 2017, STELLAR RESTAURANT HAS A NEW MENU AND A NEW DIRECTION.
p the stairs on the corner of Riccarton Road and Euston Street, Stellar Restaurant, Café, Bar and Function Centre provides a spacious dining area suitable for families, friends, or business meetings. It’s glitzy but not overstated – a relaxing spot perfect for all dining occasions. Chef Kevin Lan has prepared a new menu, the very definition of Asian fusion - those Asian flavours and spices that are so familiar, blended with European
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New kid on the block, just opposite the casino. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Come in and dine with us. Full menu available on www.facebook.com/threecowsvictoria
Tue-Sun 10am-10pm Mon 10am-4pm 71 Victoria Street, Christchurch Phone: 03 377 8944
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favourites. With more than seven years kitchen experience and following years of travelling and learning, master chef Kevin is also the owner and he works tirelessly in Stellar’s kitchen to ensure the high quality of every dish prepared. On the menu is a wide variety of adventurous combination dishes, including vegetarian and gluten and dairy free choices. Try the white fish wrapped in banana leaf and bamboo steamed with light chilli and a lemon ginger flavour. One of Chef Kevin’s signature dishes is the braised beef cheek, with sixteen spices, cooked tender overnight and served with fresh vegetables. Stellar also offers a comprehensive breakfast and lunch menu, and a glamorous High Tea with a difference. A private function room is ideal for corporate gatherings, baby showers, hen’s nights, mid-winter Christmas parties and weddings. With personalised menu options, it’s a great place to meet with great people. See the website www.stellarrestaurant.co.nz for menus and lots of information, and call 345 6888 to discuss details and make a booking.
MODERN JAPANESE DINING IN CHRISTCHURCH
RICCARTON 85 Riccarton Road 03-3416608 RICCARTON@TEPPANYAKI.CO.NZ FERRYMEAD 2 Waterman Place Ferrymead P. 348 5644 FERRYMEAD@TEPPANYAKI.CO.NZ
“WE’VE GOT A LIGHT, FUN ATMOSPHERE, AND PEOPLE FEEL IT WHEN THEY WALK THROUGH THE DOOR.”
“W CUISINE WITH A SIDE OF QUIRKY Castlerock Café is a quirky place. There is driftwood on the wall and bats! An ancient cash register sits in a corner, and there are photos from past incarnations of the café on display. It all works together with colourful décor and signage to create a relaxed café vibe.
Connoisseurs of Vivace coffee and delicious food Love Coco!
Nick Lange - Proprietor
e’ve got a light, fun atmosphere, and people feel it when they walk through the door,” says Head Chef Candice Davies. The café also has a comprehensive range of food to suit all tastes and dietary requirements. “We have simple food done well.” In a former life, Castlerock came under some fire for an unfortunate incident that made many lycra-clad cyclists feel unwelcome. However, the new management team want the people of Christchurch to know that everyone is welcome, including cyclists. “We have a new smoothie range with dairy and sugar free options,” Candice says. The café even accommodates furry friends with water bowls and free doggie treats. There’s a new autumn/winter menu which includes a Southern Style buttermilk fried chicken open sandwich with Peri Peri and fries. “We use fresh, organic, and free-range and local where possible,” Candice says, such as Holy Smoke Salmon and Peter Timbs products. With off-site catering, a function facility and menu, a constantly changing food cabinet, and colourful inviting décor, Castlerock really is a fun, quirky place - a place “well worth finding”. See the café’s Facebook page for full menus and more. Visit at 21 Mary Muller Drive, Hillsborough. Phone 384 5263. Go to www.castlerockcafechch.co.nz
HOME OF QUITE, PROBABLY CHRISTCHURCH S BEST EGGS BENEDICT (LONELY PLANET) Dose Cafe is a friendly, vibrant breakfast, brunch & lunch cafe
TUAM ST chuch hospital Close to Christ BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND COFFEE 77 TUAM STREET PH 03 943 2112 OPEN MON - FRI 7.30AM-4PM SAT 8.30AM-3PM
400 Barbadoes St, Montreux Building
Ph.020 4106 8403
Open morning, noon & night serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & dessert 1027 Ferry Road
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Serving exquisite Yum Cha lunch and MAXINE’S PALACE Cantonese cuisines, all-day gastronomical Maxine’s Palace CHINESE RESTAURANT Yum Cha lunch and is Serving sure to exquisite delight your palette’s senses! Serving Yum Cha lunch and all-dayexquisite gastronomical Cantonese cuisines, Maxine’s Palace cuisines, all-day gastronomical Cantonese Hours: is surePlace to delight senses! 11:00am to your 2:30pm; Maxine’s is sure to palette’s delight your 5:00pm to 9:30pm palette’s senses! Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays Hours: 11.00am toto2.30pm 11:00am 2:30pm; and 5.00pm to facebook.com/ 5:00pmAddington 9:30pm 283 Lincoln Road, 9.30pm Tuesdays toto Sundays maxinespalace Tuesdays to Sundays restaurant www.maxinespalace.co.nz Licensed 283 Lincoln Road, Addington www.maxinespalace.co.nz
Phone (03) 335 0100
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TREVINOS RESTAURANT & BAR YOUR PERFECT FUNCTION VENUE!
THE ASIATIQUE...MALAYSIAN NONYA AND THAI STREET FOOD AT ITS BEST!
Nestled in the heart of Christchurch, filled with mountains of food and lakes of beverages, sits an astounding restaurant with irresistible and fine tasting food, accompanied by an unmatched atmosphere. Welcome to Trevinos.
Delicious dishes crafted from the heart. Traditional flavours of delectable taste sensations from Malaysia, Peranakan and Thai Street foods. Cuisine made with authentic approach, whilst at the same time, carefully applying modern interpretation. Book your end of year function or company team building events.
(03) 343 5378
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456 Papanui Road Christchurch
(03) 352 4903
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50 Wordsworth Street
Cnr Riccarton Road and Monavale Ave
IT’S NOT JUST WHAT YOU EAT, BUT WHAT BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER.
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Phone (03) 335 0100 283 Lincoln Road,
(03) 335 0100
Just off Colombo Sydenham Join us on facebook
(03) 365 0163 Fully Licensed
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Image (x1 only) STUNNING VIEW, EXQUISITE FOOD Only a short 1 hour drive from Christchurch, the Methven Resort Hotel is the perfect choice for your wedding. With accommodation in the Mt Hutt Village, plus our onsite chef offers a special wedding menu with a wide range of flavours to suit all of your guests. • 3 heated outside spas • 25 metre outdoor swimming pool - seasonal • Accommodation 47 ensuite rooms • Bar • Conference room can hold 300 people
51 Main Street Methven
0800 22 44 40
KUM PUN THAI RESTAURANT GLAMOUR Delivering an artful and seductive mix of glamour and an amazing authentic Thai Menu, that will delight your taste buds. Our food is always fresh and cooked to perfection using Thai spices and recipes. Taditional. modern and seasonal dishes. Exotic food in Exotic surroundings.
73 Victoria Street Christchurch (03) 365 5494
Christchurch City Location
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NOTHING COMPARES TO YOU...
NEW BREAKFAST MENU
THE REAL TASTE OF INDIA
You’ll be so impressed with Castle Rock you won’t be able to compare us to others. A fun, quirky cafe with great atmosphere and stunning views. Cyclist and dog friendly café. Real food made with love from locally sourced produce. Dietary requirements catered for. Fully Licensed.
Magnitude Cafe offers a selection of delicious ever evolving cabinet options, gourmet baked potatoes and now the addition of a new breakfast menu. Freshly roasted house-blend coffee and a wide range of teas, smoothies and “Good Buzz Kombucha”. Warm, welcoming atmosphere with modern decor and free Wifi. Please inquire about venue hire,catering and large group bookings.
We invite you to embark on a culinary journey of the Indian Subcontinent and explore the many regional styles of cooking that India has to offer. Our cuisine is based on the most popular dishes of five Southern states in India and a few dishes of Northern. Discover the hidden flavours and aromas for yourself and match them with our specially created wine list for the perfect compliment to your meal.
21 Mary Muller Drive, Heathcote, off Chapmans, off Port Hills Rd. (03) 384 5263
(03) 366 3051
Unit 2, 314 Tuam Street
217 Marine Parade New Brighton, Christchurch (03) 388 0898
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CELEBRATE AT CAESARS Famous for its Home Style Kiwi and Mediterranean cuisine with attention to Flavour. Kids Play area and Menus. Ideal for celebrations and functions. Tues and Wed $20 Grill on the Rocks Check our website for weekly promotions Weekend Breakfasts from 9am Open Daily: Lunch 11-4pm. Dinner from 4pm
RIS’TRETTO CAFÉ... AWARD WINNING FAIR TRADE COFFE ROASTERS St Albans most loved community café, offering it’s award winning No. 1 fair trade organic coffee, specializing in homemade sweets and savouries incl gluten free/dairy free wares, all day brunch menu and featuring indoor/ outdoor dining and kids.
MEMORYS RESTAURANT A boutique establishment with an emphasis on relaxed dining and small private functions. Set amongst mature trees with a well established garden and large courtyard area. An intimate selection of meals changes weekly. Memorys is an unlicensed premises, however offer a beverage selection with a difference.
Opening Hours: Open 7 days a week (closed stat holidays) Mon-Fri 7.30am-4pm. Sat 9am-4pm. Sun 9am-3pm.
Northwood Supa Centre 548 Main North Road
670 Barbados Street St Albans, Christchurch
(03) 323 5420
(03) 385 8670
227 Leeston Road, Springston
Thurs-Sun 10am-4pm. email@example.com Bookings essential, phone or text. (03) 329 5554 or 027 295 5545
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OFTEN QUOTED AS “THE BEST THAI IN CHRISTCHURCH”
TRANSPORT YOUR SENSES TO THE MEDITERREAN
ALFRECO CUISINE WITH A GORGEOUS RIVER VIEW AT THE FOOT OF THE HILLS
Amazing authentic Thai food will also turn you into a Green Chilli Thai restaurant advocate. BIG OFFER WEDNESDAY SPECIAL! 3-course Banquet deal!! Only $20pp Bring in this Metropol Advert to recieve 10% DISCOUNT off your meal. Home delivery, Takeaway available, BYO, Vegetarian friendly.
Exotic South American food ,music and entertainment at the Boteco Cafe & Restaurant. Dine from our Authentic South American/ Mediterranean Menu and Jive the night away to our live in-house music.
A great place to soak up the sun over a long lunch or linger over dinner in our homely restaurant. Relaxed or casual with separate bar, restaurabt and large outdoor area. Fully Licensed - A la Carte.
Hours: Tues-Sun 8am-late
Open Monday - thursday 11am to 12am. Friday & Saturday 11am to 1am and Sunday 11am to 10pm
1/596 Ferry Road Woolston, Christchurch
237e Kilmore Street Central Christchurch
69 Centaurus Road Cashmere
(03) 377 3833
(03) 337 2227
Green Chilli THAI RESTAURANT (03) 384 1145 (030 381 2855 (03) 384 9993
firstname.lastname@example.org New Brighton
We offer a wide range of food and beverage catering for brunch, lunch and dinner, 7-days per week. We also offer entertainment 7 nights per week so you can relax after a day at the beach and enjoy yourself. Check out our gig guides for the most up to date band info or scan our SKY schedule for your favorite sports and games.
CHECK OUT THESE AMAZING WEEKLY SPECIALS MONDAY
Two 4 One Steak night
WEDNESDAY Kids Dine For Free THURSDAY “Shout Ya Mate” & Free BBQ SAT & SUN
Roast of the Day and a Drink for $20.
3 Brighton Mall, New Brighton Christchurch
305 Cranford Street Christchurch
(03) 388 4902
(03) 355 0218
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BEACH CAFE $10 Lunches Mon - Friday. Changes daily Beef Bourguignon with Polenta Fries & Garden Greens. Great with the Hermit Ram Pinot Noir. All our house wine is hand chosen from our wonderful Waipara. Cafe is available for Private Functions. Hours: open 7 days: 9am to 4pm.
16a Beach Road, Waimairi Beach Fully Licensed (03) 382 8599
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THE EARLYBIRD CATCHES THE BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER DEAL!
Indulge yourself in some fantastic food and coffee therapy while overlooking the Avon River and Oxford Terrace. Or - if you can’t stay, take me away- grab a coffee on the go! Enjoy the taste of their ever popular French toasted banana bread or Smoked Salmon with poached egg and avocado.
Book the first table for breakfast, lunch or dinner at participating Christchurch eateries and you’ll get 50% OFF the FOOD BILL for 2 to 4 DINERS! Choose from 46 fantastic Christchurch restaurants and cafes. Use promo code METROPOL to get $5 FREE CREDIT!*
FREE WIFI FOR CUSTOMERS
Book now at www.firsttable.co.nz/chch
Cnr Hereford Street & Oxford Tce E. email@example.com
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• Al a carte restaurant open 7 days • Full menu runs from 12pm through to around 8pm last seating for evening. • Extensive menu with shared plates/starters, platters, mains and House made desserts • Great wine selection • Sheltered courtyard and large grassed outdoor area for dining or wines & platters
(03) 329 6819
TAI TAPU HOTEL & FUNCTION CENTRE
700 Old Tai Tapu Road Tai Tapu
*Promo code can only be used on new sign ups. $5 free credit to be used towards booking fee. Booking fee is normally $10 per reservation. Credit must be used within 30 days of signing up.
(03) 943 6657
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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD
INTRODUCING CAFE VIVO
Every day we grill and roast our meats, chop our salsas and fry up our tortilla chips to bring you the fresh flavours of Mexico, Cali-style! Fully licensed, open 10am-9pm Monday to Sunday. Check out the menu and order online www.mexicalifresh.co.nz
Drop in for a refreshing coffee and cake. Small or large groups welcome for breakfast, brunch or lunch – pre-order to save time. Spend $15 and get 15% Discount Bring in Metropol to recieve this discount Hours: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4pm Saturday 8am to 4pm. Sunday 8.30am to 4pm
AUTHENTIC FILIPINO CUISINE IN CHRISTCHURCH Have you tried Filipino food? Bob’s represents the unique flavours and genuine hospitality of The Philippines. We strive to make our guests feel the true experience of a Filipino home. Bring your friends and family to Bob’s. Mabuhay! (Welcome!) Dining in and take away
Opening hours: Sun-Wed 9:00am-8:00pm Thurs-Sat 9:00am-9:00pm
Spitfire Square Wigram Skies Christchurch Airport 96 The Runway
5/544 Memorial Ave (03) 310 6900
(03) 974 9279
333 Harewood Road Bishopdale, Christchurch
Shop 7, Peerswick Mall 388 Riccarton Rd, Upper Ricarton
(03) 360 0996
027 789 3456
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SPECTATORS 7 DAY BAR & BISTRO FREE PARKING AT THE DOOR
ROCKSALT CAFE CAFE/BAR BOOK YOUR FUNCTION WITH US NOW!
Public Dining or Private Dining room options available Happy to customise our menu to accommodate special occasions or dietary requirements.
Spectators has free parking at the door and opens out onto the Lindauer Lawn – the perfect beer garden spot. Sharing a car park with AMI Stadium and Horncastle Arena, Spectators is where sports supporters warm up and cool down, and the place for pre and post show diners to get the complete performance.
Happy Hour: Tuesday-Saturday 4-6pm All Beer and House Wine $5 Available for Functions. Breakfast Lunch Dinner Open 7 Days Tues-Sat 8am-10pm Sun-Mon 8am-3pm
Hours: Tuesday -Sunday, Lunch 11.30am to 2.00pm Dinner 5.30pm - Late
142 Papanui Road Merivale Christchurch 8014
Reopened Under New Management (03) 355 5932
Opening Hours: Monday: 7.30am to 4.30pm. Tuesday to Friday: 7.30am til late. Saturday & Sunday: 11am til late.
7 Normans Road Srowan, Christchurch
firstname.lastname@example.org 65 Jack Hinton Drive Addington Raceway
(03) 355 5299
(03) 339 7915
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y) IN LOVE WITH OUR INDIAN FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS! Authentic cuisine with a real taste of India. Lunch from $8.99 Monday to Saturday. Dishes like our red garlic chicken are a must try! We give a birthday meal free for parties over 4 people NEW menu from 8th of November. Introducing new starters, mains & soups
75 Victoria St Rangiora
opposite liquorland (03) 310 6900
114 Marshland Rd Shirley (03) 423 9932
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THE GRAND CAFÉ DINNER SPECIAL $5 Harris Beef Sausages, Mash & Hunters Sauce* Available daily for dinner for a limited time! PROUDLY SUPPORTING NORTH CANTERBURY BUSINESS *Terms and conditions apply. Images may differ from actual offer. R20 venue. T&C’s apply.
30 Victoria St Christchurch (03) 372 8892
LIFE’S A BEACH... AT OCEAN CAFÉ & BAR SCARBOROUGH Open Daily @ 8am for Breakfast & Lunch Open late on $5 Friday...
147 Esplanade Clock Tower End Sumner (03) 326 7923
Heathcote Valley Location
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y) STELLAR INVITES YOU TO TASTE OUR TALENTED CHEF’S NEW 2017 MENU
YOU’RE THE WINNER WITH A VALLEY INN TAVERN MID WEEK DINNER
CAFE KUDOS ACCLAIMED CHRISTCHURCH WIDE
A taste of fine Asian cuisine blended with classic Euroean fare. Stellar offers a large variety of menus to cater for different special occasions. From a selection of finger food to a selection of A la Carte st menus. Free function hire, for your Office Shout, Wedding, Birthday Party or Ladies Night.
Tuesday – Steak night. Wednesday – Beef and Chicken Schnitzel night.
On site Cooks, chefs and bakers who love new flavours and adapting old fashioned favorites Cabinet food and catering (on or off premises) Private upstairs meeting room available with a full repertoire of office technology. Let us cater for your meetings. Mon-Thurs 7am to 4pm, Fri 7am-6.30pm. Now available Saturday and Sunday for private bookings or functions.
Level 1, 235 Riccarton Road E. email@example.com (03) 345 6888 for reservations
Our fantastic sheltered courtyard is a great place to relax over a drink and enjoy our fantastic new menu.
2 Flavell St, Heathcote Valley Open daily from 10am-11pm (03) 384 1124
Image (x1 only) NOW OPEN - SYDENHAM’S NEWEST FAMILY FRIENDLY DINING EXPERIENCE Indian Pearl Restaurant offers affordable family dining and takeaways with a home based ethnic menu. Come and enjoy our great family environment and meet our amazing staff, or have your meal home delivered. Open 7days and fully licensed
352 Colombo Street Sydenham, Christchurch (03) 379 1863
Fully Licensed, Wi-Fi, Great Parking (03) 338 1801
235 Annex Road Middleton
Image (x1 only) TABLE AT MONKS FOOD MADE WITH PASSION AND TALENT Centrally located on the corner of Madras & Armagh streets, this brand new café is a perfect place to sit back and enjoy delicious food and great coffee while watching the world go by. Check out the menu online. Buy ONE coffee – Get one FREE on presentation of this advert Discover this cosy spot today!
SEVEN CAFE BREAKFAST - LUNCH - COFFEE Ideal place for casual glass of wine and a choice of both attractive cabinet food or options from the menu. Outdoor area and private marquee available Early Bird Special before 9.30am Mon-Fri Hours: Weekdays 7.30am-4.30pm Weekends 8.30am-4.30pm
282 Madras Street Christchurch
Cnr Riccarton Road and Hansons Lane Christchurch
(03) 377 3777
(03) 348 1886
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EXTERIORS INTERIORS BUILDING OUTDOORS KITCHENS & BATHROOMS
FEELING SHEEPISH By Kate Pierson
Clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic will always find favour with global interior design trends, but we are also seeing a purposeful shift towards plush, luxe furnishings.
here our interests lie for the colder winter months is on sheepskin throws. Possessing remarkable virtues, the addition of this type of throw to your living space or boudoir is threefold – warmth, style and resilience. With fibres that breathe, the sheepskin throw doesn’t shed, it is static free (all praise!), is resistant of sagging and tearing, and retains its full shape and look even when time isn’t on its side. With the potential to add texture and layers into a space, the flexible nature of the sheepskin throw means it can easily transition from a floor positioning to a couch. My personal favourites are large wooden benches with a throw draped over the end, or a sheepskin rug that sits underneath a Scandinavian style coffee table. Explore the endless possibilities by perusing Pinterest and also scout around your local thrift-stores where you may discover a vintage find.
SUMMER SALE! FINAL WEEK! NEW ITEMS ADDED! UP TO 50% OFF SELECTED ITEMS OPEN 7 DAYS
137 VICTORIA STREET www.corcovado.co.nz
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(03) 384 3965
Those looking for the perfect gift for the foodie in their life will find it and more at Total Food Equipment.
he expert team enjoy sharing their kitchenware knowledge with customers and are consistently upto-date with the latest products and developments in the industry. “We are all foodies here,” says owner Sandra McLay. “I love cooking and trying new things - all we seem to talk about here is food.” Catering to both amateur and professional chefs, the expansive city store offers a comprehensive range of top quality kitchen tools and accessories, including dinnerware, glassware, serveware, bakeware and cookware. The store is very popular for wedding registries. “We have
everything you need here – if not, we can try and source it for you.” With a focus on supporting local suppliers where possible, Sandra also imports internationally, including Bezerra coffee machines. TFE also stocks leading knife brands, such as Acros Kai Shun, Wusthof and Henckel. The iconic Agee Home Preserving Range has recently been relaunched and is also available instore, along with gorgeous utensils and accessories. Popular preserving recipe book, In a Pickle by Kirsten Day, is also available at TFE. Full of inspiration and ideas for budding preservers, the book is a great gift idea and the perfect addition to the Agee collection. With a strong emphasis on quality, innovation, customer service and knowledge, the team would like to think your shopping experience has been a pleasure. Parking is plentiful at the store at 218 Moorhouse Avenue. Visit www.tfe.co.nz or call 366 6912.
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Beyond the Foreground Cymon Allfrey
WHEN IT COMES TO BUILDING, ONLY A SMALL PORTION OF HOMEOWNERS ARE TURNING TO A DESIGN PROFESSIONAL TO REALISE THEIR DREAMS. ARCHITECT CYMON ALLFREY QUESTIONS WHY THE VALUE AN ARCHITECT CAN BRING TO A PROJECT IS SO EASILY DISMISSED.
ebruary saw internationally renowned Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye come to our shores. Knighted for being one of the leading architects of his generation and a global cultural ambassador for the UK, he is recognised as a ‘world of influence in architecture’. Yet in a radio interview with one of our more well-known presenters he was asked whether his involvement in a recent project was awarded to him due
to the colour of his skin, undermining one of the world’s most prolific and highly skilled architects in a few short words. Listening to the interview got me thinking, why do architects not have the same level of respect and value placed on them as other highly trained professions? If you are sick, the natural inclination is to turn to a doctor, so why when you are building is the same inclination not applied to using an architect or design
professional? Why are the skills and value they can add to a project so easily ignored, or dismissed? As a profession, architects themselves are not necessarily seen to be doing a lot to showcase the value we can add. Consider the way architecture is marketed: it is all about shiny, glossy images, promoting a sense of betterment rather than relatability. Stuck in a cycle of selfpromotion, this marketing is at the core of
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What isn’t marketed, or told, is the value that we, as design professionals add to the fabric of our architectural landscape what we do. If the project isn’t deemed worthy of an online blog or high-end magazine, the story and design remains untold. As architects we desire these projects. We are often fueled by the ‘hero’ image of a building: a two-dimensional picture that is celebrated through publicity in the media and used as an integral part of judging in industry awards. A picture that subsequently results in the engagement of
new projects of the same ilk. What isn’t marketed, or told, is the value that we, as design professionals, add to the fabric of our architectural landscape. We don’t talk about the buildings in the background, the buildings that are the heart, or the core, of our city. We simply celebrate the foreground. What the high-end glossy pictures don’t share are how the years of training and unique skills, possessed by the architect,
are working harmoniously together to achieve an efficient, functional and cost effective result that also ticks all the boxes for appearance. The fact that a building looks good, that it pushes the boundaries of design, or that it is polarizing in its aesthetics, is overshadowing the value it is adding to the end user and the environment in which it is found. If we continue to undermine the impact an architect can have on our built environment, the heart of our city has the potential to lose out. As the buildings in the foreground shine, the essence of the city will fade, leaving in its place structures that fail to add value to how we live, interact, and experience the landscape of our city. It is reported that architects are involved in less than five percent of the housing market; a shocking figure that needs to change at a public and professional level. Don’t assume that an architect won’t be interested in your project. The reality is, that no matter what the parameters, a good designer will be able to improve the value of your project – in every sense of the word, every time. As architects we need to ask ourselves how we can be more relevant, and as consumers we need to be asking whether not having that value added is good enough. The answer is simple, it’s not. www.caarc.co.nz
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AWARD-WINNING CONSTRUCTION Tonight – 16 March – Casa Construction’s new showhome will open its doors. A compelling expression of architectural excellence combined with award-winning construction expertise, the showhome seeks to redefine expectations of central living.
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aving won gold in the ‘Builder’s Own Home’ award category - locally and nationally - in the 2016 Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards, Casa Construction remains restless in its commitment to innovation. The new showhome located at 75 Forfar Street, St Albans is characterised by the hallmarks of a quintessential Casa Construction build – stunning aesthetics, thoughtful features, meticulous attention to detail and impressive functionality. Of the construction process, Managing Director Jeff Root explains, “The team purposely sought out a suburban central location rather than subdivision setting. The objective was to demonstrate that people can build cost-effective, beautiful,
architecturally designed homes in a central location.” True to the Casa Construction way, the showhome maximises the indoor and outdoor space with the spectacular design and layout attributable to CoLab Architects. “The design sits with CoLab,” Root says. “And thanks to partnerships with our design project team, the features like the massive 250 kilogram sliding doors are possible; enabling entire sides of the home to be opened up.” The stark, black cedar exterior provides privacy while the cleverly positioned light shafts and windows beyond maximise natural light and privacy simultaneously. “This is not an ostentatious design nor is it an expensive one. The layout is thoughtful and efficient. A huge central kitchen and dining area ties the house together and creates a powerful dynamic that allows visitors to easily imagine living there.” Discover the beauty of Casa Construction’s work yourself from this Saturday, 18 March. The showroom is open to the public from 10am-4pm.
BLOOMIN’ BEAUTIFUL By Kate Pierson
In the early days of decorating my home when some of my interior design plans were lost somewhere between concept and reality, I always found that flower arrangements made for a simple yet significant anchor for these transitional spaces.
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he perfect accent for a room that needs a pop of colour or point of interest, beguiling blooms can make all the difference to your space. Trouble is, replacing them frequently can take a toll on your bank account. Having recently purchased some stylish storage/ feature options for my living room – the French/English inspired Le Petit Sac En Papier recycled and highly durable kraft paper bags – I went on a mission to find
faux-flowers, which can be easily purchased online. The idea with the kraft bags is that you can stuff them with foliage and flowers to create a modernist approach to arrangements. Edgy and eclectic, this aesthetic can be achieved with minimal spend, particularly if you find artificial blooms that look sensational and are sustainable. They may come with a hefty price tag, but in the long-run, they will help you save on buying replacements.
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THE PROMISE OF ‘TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE’ MAKES AN IMMEDIATE IMPRESSION ON BARGAIN HUNTERS LIKE MYSELF.
ut it’s not quite what you think – I’m not referring to the concept of getting something free with purchase - but rather the concept of ‘shapeshifting’ furniture. A shapeshifter is defined as something that is able to change its identity at will, and the furniture I’m a fan of fits perfectly into this category. I’ve included some salient examples in this piece to illustrate what I mean. Take the side table for example – the perfect host to some candles and blooms, or a delicious platter, this adaptable accent can also rise to a seating challenge when you find yourself short of furniture to host friends. The featured chair is also an excellent example of where lateral thinking can take your aesthetic – a chair is like the modern equivalent of a bookcase - able to showcase the best of your coffee table collections.
Storage baskets like the ones shown here are also functionally flexible playing host to everything from toys, pillows and blankets right through to pot plants. When next shopping for furniture, consider the shapeshifters on offer, their split personality can come in very handy!
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LOUD PROUD By Kate Pierson
To earn the title â€˜statement pieceâ€™ a piece must have showstopper potential - no shrinking wall violets allowed!
rom sideboards and coffee tables to extravagant chairs, statement pieces come in all shapes and sizes and they warrant some important consideration pre-purchase. Here are our top tips for ensuring the protagonist in your visual story is a modern day hero making hearts flutter rather than causing heartbreak.
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Let your statement piece be the centre of attention: there’s only one exception to the ‘no one likes a showoff rule’ – the statement piece. If you’re going to purchase a piece that has a come-hither look when it comes to attracting the eye, then you have to accept that it is rightly going to steal the show in your space. With this in mind, it’s essential to have other accents or furniture items play the supporting role rather than competing for attention.
Context is critical: take time to consider the bigger picture – if you are dressing a room from scratch you have the benefit of introducing layers and new dimensions into the space around the statement piece. If, however, a statement piece is an afterthought, it’s important to consider how this piece will fit in with your existing décor – space and style wise.
Mix and match: if you choose an avant-garde style piece this doesn’t necessarily mean the rest of the space needs to fulfil this brief. Just like with bold patterns, contrasting furniture concepts can mesh well especially when old world meets new world.
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CHOP TO IT By Kate Pierson
I was fortunate to attend a cooking class last year where the chefs were masters with slicing, dicing and chopping techniques.
canâ€™t say my skills improved all that much (Iâ€™m domestically challenged), but I will say I definitely learnt the importance of investing in a quality knife set and cutting block. It seems a rather mundane topic, but as I discovered, there is quite a lot to consider if you want your money to be well invested. With good looks and a thick skin, wood and bamboo options have become increasingly popular. The pros are that they are eco-friendly and have proven to be sanitary however they can potentially make your knives blunt, and are not a big fan of being run through the dishwasher because their material can be warped and damaged by the heat and soaps. On the flipside, plastics may not look as pretty, but they are easy breezy when it comes to popping them into the dishwasher and are excellent for cutting raw meat as they clean so quickly and there is likely less risk for cross-contamination. If in doubt, shop around. Chop to it!
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pon entering the stunning showroom, the aesthetic is modern and compelling while the fashionable staff members greet customers with a genuine smile on their faces. The cute team mascots – a furry family of friendly hounds – are happily dozing in their respective areas. Most importantly, the tile ranges on offer are distinct – a combination of contemporary and classic options – with strong ties to Europe. Owner Karen Joyce says, “We have a lot of new look wood tiles coming through. For Autumn and Winter the favoured look is very Italian. “We are seeing a significant emphasis being placed on warmer tones and designers are moving more and more away from greys, which have been popular for so many years now.” Decorative and ornate style tiles are also reigning supreme on the home style front with the added interest of three dimensional options. “We are definitely seeing Cantabrian homeowners embracing a more adventurous streak. “Our ambition is to help our clients find what resonates most with them and to offer unique flexibility – tile options that have application everywhere from their splashbacks to their showers to their floors.” Keep an eye out for the brand new Exquisite Tiles website coming soon at https://exquisitetiles.co.nz/. Visit the lovely team at 6/295 Blenheim Road.
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Fame. The overall shape of the Limited Edition 1926 reflects the trumpet, emphasised through the trumpet finger buttons on the clip. The unique, refined engraving on the barrel is inspired by the major phases of evolution in post-WWII American Jazz, which Miles Davis influenced. The blue cone recalls “Kind of Blue”, the greatest jazz album of all time and the shape of the cone stems from the special “Heim” mouthpiece he used to play. Finally, the nib is engraved with his silhouette.
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ilt your head upwards and discover a panorama of artwork around the store that will have you mentally picturing a place for a piece in your home. Truthfully, you’ll justify a purchase even if your home doesn’t have the space – “I can make it work!” you’ll tell yourself. The collection is just too beautiful to pass up. Stocking some of New Zealand’s most iconic collections from artists including Tony Cribb (Tin Man), Crispin Korschen and Jason Kelly, the ambition of The Homestyle Collective is to offer something extra. Importing international art too, owners and dynamic husband and wife duo Matthew and Melissa Holland say they will happily source other pieces for customers. “I often say to our clients that if they can bring in examples of what they like, we will do our very best to find what they are looking for,” Melissa says.
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t Art Metro the classes are small – no more than 11 students in each. The role of the tutors at the art school is to help people find their own style by devising an individual programme for each student so they can work at their own pace on their own particular interests. This approach certainly resonates with the students and enables them to develop their artistic passion and skill and to learn and improve. Art Metro is taking enrolments now for its nine week Term 2 courses beginning on 3 April. “We have morning classes and evening classes, but our afternoon classes especially cater for any age of student, whether a beginner or someone with slightly more experience. The atmosphere is very supportive and social and our students can be inspired by each other to create fabulous pieces of artwork. That’s very exciting.” The afternoon painting or drawing classes run every day of the week between 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Phone 354 4438, visit www.artmetro.co.nz or pop into the cafe for coffee, tea or hot chocolate and a chat with Simon about the content of the courses.
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BLOOM If you are a keen gardener you will have your eyes open for nurseries’ big autumn sales. It’s that time now at McSaveney’s Nursery in Marshlands so there is no better opportunity to purchase plants for the planting plan of a new garden or to fill in the gaps in your established garden.
he nursery has 20 – 40 percent off all stock, including their great selection of trees, standards, shrubs, perennials and native and hedging plants. What sets McSaveney’s Nursery apart is the size and quality of the plants, as well as the helpful, knowledgeable staff who are happy to work with you off your plans or to offer great plant ideas to suit your city, rural or commercial section. Justin, Michelle and Carolyn have many years’ experience in the horticultural industry and nursery trade and they enjoy nothing more than offering advice and helping their customers make informed and appropriate choices for their gardens. On trend now is still a modern, formal look with many people adding contrasting foliage textures to give more interest, softness and movement in their gardens. The team says that in anticipation of more warm weather to come, many of their customers are really focusing on improving the appearance of their outdoor environments, which truly have become second living areas for families. The sale is currently on. The team at McSaveney’s Nursery would love to see you at 57a McSaveney’s Road and they are sure you will not be disappointed with the range of sale plants available. The nursery is open from 9am – 4.30pm, seven days a week.
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BEAUTY By Nicholas Henare
First European is coming to the party with something special soon - the Triumph Bobber.
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reviewing the video, it’s easy to see that Triumph’s marketing is pretty sharp and probably aimed at a guy just like me. You love the bike, you love the attitude, and it’s just really appealing. The Bobber has the urban sports attitude that makes you want to hit the road and drive with a friend to an out of the way café or bar and park it out front. It’s got an edge as a bike that dares you to hit the back roads or blast around town. From the unique chassis set up, ride by wire, ABS and torque assist clutch to the lighter exhaust, the bells and whistles are intriguing. Better yet, you can mix things up with bespoke style and a pile of additions available. With a floating aluminium seat pan, distinctive swing cage, wide flat bars and brushed metal detailing, this bike is built for fun and loaded with style. Featuring such clean lines, it’s hard for me not to be wowed by this work of art a high calibre two wheeled beast of a machine. Triumph has been doing it long enough that you know you’ve got a reliable machine. Stripping the Bonneville down to its pure essence, the Bobber has the quintessential Triumph character. It delivers on the power as well. I could go on and on, but I guess you’re just going to have to check it out at First European for yourself. A slick 6 speed gear box with 1200cc, it’s a brutal beauty built with looks and built for speed. In fact, it’s built for everything the bad boy needs.
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KINGDOM By Nicholas Henare
Well this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down. So let me tell my story, just sit right there, and let me tell you how I lost … my car key!
don’t think you realise quite how important that little object is on a modern-day vehicle do you? ‘Oh, I’ll just have another cut if I lose it’. Well, this article is a warning to take my advice and prepare for Armageddon should you lose the master. After a mishap with my boys’ bikes along the side of the paintwork, my Audi was off for repairs where I was issued with a loaner. Fast forward a few days and taking the kids for a surf on a Sunday afternoon seemed like a great idea. Locking all our valuables in the loan car and popping the key in the front of my wetsuit pouch was not. Through a stupid scenario, I lost said key in the surf. What do you do? Unfortunately, you only have one option. Call a locksmith with a $250 call out fee. Most modern cars come with keys that contain a chip in the key that sends a message to the computer telling it you’re using a legitimate key and not a fake. Any other key won’t work.
The scenario quickly became worse with no phone. All I had on was a wetsuit in 30 degrees with two young boys in the same situation. What was meant to be a straightforward adventure at the beach turned into a 7-hour mammoth ordeal that cost me dearly. The story goes that if you lose your master key, prepare to pay more than $2000 dollars to have it replaced, tow trucks and locksmiths not included especially if it’s a loaner and you are not covered by insurance. Matt Stubbs from 0800 Locked Out told me, “You should always have at least two keys; people lose one and choke about paying a couple of hundred for another one. That’s a much better alternative to the drama and cost that happens when you lose the last one, isn’t it Nick?” It was one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had and I want to spare you that pain. If you only have one key to the car, get another cut immediately!
I DON’T THINK YOU REALISE QUITE HOW IMPORTANT THAT LITTLE OBJECT IS ON A MODERN-DAY VEHICLE WELL, PREPARE FOR ARMAGEDDON SHOULD YOU LOSE THE MASTER.
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DIESEL STAGE By Nicholas Henare
R E T H I N K DIESEL HASN’T PLAYED A BIG PART IN MY DRIVING HISTORY, BUT MY LATEST EXPERIENCES HAVE MADE ME LOOK TWICE.
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he 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel Sedan is to be introduced in the US later this year and will include options for either a standard six-speed manual or a new, optional Hydra-Matic, nine-speed, automatic transmission that includes fuel-saving stop/start technology. The vehicle range is reported to be 702 miles on a single tank of fuel. The Cruze will also come in a highly-anticipated diesel hatchback model later this year.
“For Chevy to break the 50-mpg barrier with its new Cruze Diesel Sedan sends a very strong message about the possibilities for clean diesel as a competitive technology in the fuel economy race,” says Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum. Needless to say the accomplishment is made even more impressive because it was achieved under a more stringent EPA emissions testing regime. Even this early into 2017, the future for clean diesel in passenger vehicles in the US has received two major kickstarts. The first came with the announcement that Ford intends to offer a new 3.0L diesel option in its Ford F-150. Fact, this is the best-selling pickup truck for the past 40 years, and now the Chevy Cruze Diesel Sedan is breaking the 50-mpg barrier. “In addition, diesels are moving forward in the SUV sector. GMC has announced a new 1.6L turbo-diesel engine option for its all-new 2018 GMC Terrain SUV, Mazda will be introducing a 2017 CX-5 SKYACTIV-D SUV diesel later this year, and Chevy will also offer a diesel option for the Chevrolet Equinox,” Schaeffer explains. Diesel hasn’t played a big part in my driving history, but my latest experiences have made me look twice.
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THE GAB By Nicholas Henare
There are about two degrees of separation in Christchurch these days. It’s a small city where everyone knows everyone.
t’s even tighter in the automotive industry, so when I heard that Armstrong Motor Group had picked up Wayne McLoughlin as their Service Manager, I thought I’d drop in for a chat about where he’s been and where he is now. Servicing a vehicle is something a driver begrudgingly does so it’s important that a Service Manager makes your experience as smooth and painless as possible for someone going through the process. Wayne started off like all good kiwi lads. His dad was into it, so the acorn didn’t fall far from the tree. Wayne applied for an apprenticeship at Westminster Motors - do you remember the old Tuam Street Branch? Working on Hillmans, Morris and even the old lawn mowers, everything with a problem came in the door to see Wayne. After years of experience he ended up at
Motor Works in Shirley, a service station and garage that took on the challenge of the early days of Japanese imports. When you have skills acquired through decades of work in automotive repairs and service, it means one thing in Christchurch: you’ve done a good job because you’re still here. As we all know, you’re only as good as your last job. These days Wayne thinks the industry has become more about specialist automotive repairs and the skills you need to have are more refined. Customer expectations are so much greater and one thing you can rely on from Wayne is integrity. In a town where relationships means everything and trusting your automotive specialist to repair and service your vehicle is paramount, it looks like Armstrong Motor group have made a good choice in recruiting this gentleman.
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Ultimately alpine, this magnificent home and approx 6.51ha of land across two titles represents a rare opportunity to own a privileged piece of Queenstown. The renowned lake and mountain landscape is brought to life from the hill-top position; grandiose vistas encapsulate Cecil and Walter Peaks, Lake Wakatipu and Mt Nicholas in a way that’s unique to this location. Just a ten minute drive from Queenstown centre, a winding access road hugs the hillside up through mature pines. Clearing at the top, the instant elevation rewards residents with a unique platform to take in the views. The splendid 239sqm home has been crafted by the architect to maximise the pristine, private outlooks whilst creating a warm interior environment. Dramatic timber beams and schist walls draw inspiration from the alpine surrounds with a contrast of rustic and contemporary style providing a fitting platform for comfortable family living. Clever use of extensive glass invites in the light from a plethora of angles in every room. Vast decks from bedrooms, dining and living showcase the absolute privacy of the home with little civilisation to see – just soul-soothing craggy mountains and azure lake. 667 comprises 3.72ha of land complete with building platform and plans for a spectacular home. 673 comprises 2.79ha of land with the existing stunning home onsite. An uplifting retreat in a unique location. • Three bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home with office space and double garage in phenomenal location • Offered to the market fully furnished excluding artworks 667 and 673 Glenorchy-Queenstown Road, Queenstown
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Halswell 4 Country Palms Drive
Comfort and space for the whole family This superbly laid out property is situated on a corner section overlooking a scenic park and has everything you need for idyllic family living. From the vaulted entrance hall with mezzanine to the spacious open plan living and dining zone, every consideration has been given to ensure a practical and family friendly oorplan. Complete with a stylish entertainer’s kitchen and bonus butler’s pantry, this home also boasts a second living room and gated boat/caravan pad with outdoor storage area. There are ve bedrooms, master with ensuite and WIR, as well as a family bathroom and further guest WC. All this located on a 1139m2 fully fenced and private section. Situated within walking distance to Halswell School and Halswell Shopping Centre this superior property is perfectly located for the busy family who want to tick all the boxes. Don’t delay, express your interest now by contacting me or attending the open home.
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Tucked away amongst mature Kanuka on the nicely elevated site is this very private solidly built home basking in sunshine while taking in the fantastic view of the surrounding mountain ranges. Double bi-fold doors open the front wall of the lounge and French doors link the dining area to one of the two sheltered and sunny courtyards becoming an extension of the living areas, ideal for entertaining a large gathering in complete style. The park-like area with mature trees at the entrance to the property is perfect to pitch a tent, park a caravan or motorhome then plug it into the camping shed hidden within the bush containing a flush toilet and shower. This is a very interesting and unique property well worth viewing. For additional information, please phone Phil.
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