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Without a doubt ice cream is one of New Zealand’s favourite desserts. Karena and Kasey’s seasonal blueberry ice cream with fresh berries is found in their latest cookbook Hungry.


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Karena and Kasey’s blueberry ice cream with berries and sea salt was presented at a charity dinner in Japan to support the 2011 Japanese tsunami during their travels last year. Photography: Deborah Aspray

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ith Canterbury Fashion Week next week, and our latest cover a fashionable nod to what we can expect from this year's show, I've been thinking quite a lot about the subject. Generating billions of dollars per annum in New Zealand, fashion is the untameable beast at the heart of consumer culture. The chameleon like “Younature may encounter many defeats, but you nothot be and defeated. fact,onit their may be of the industry keeps loyalists tomust 'what's what'sInnot' necessary to encounter so you can know who you are, in what you can rise toes, and leaves thethe restdefeats, of us who consider ourselves a 'work progress' from,rather how you can still come out of it.” - Maya Angelou perplexed.


All of this 'threads and kicks' talk has inspired some nostalgic and rather cringeollowing the shocking events in Christchurch over the last fortnight, I have felt inducing memories for me as I reflect on my style – or rather unstylish tremendously honoured to be a Cantabrian. Just as we have fought to step out of evolution. It would be difficult to determine which of the styles I donned as a kid the shadows cast by the earthquakes, we refused to let the fires on the Port Hills of us. the eighties and nineties eras deserves the 'most heinous' fashion faux pas defeat title.been rendered speechless by the truly benevolent and altruistic endeavours I have Mycommunity. obsession with unflattering fabrics; oversized, wideleg and–tie-dye of our Random acts of kindness have blessed thosejeans, in need from leggings with slouch socks spring to mind as does a denim 'cowgirl' doors opened to displaced strangers to restaurant owners like Tony Astlestyled inviting dress covered which I picked second-hand shopping myfrom affected families in in forsequins, complimentary meals. up Every gesture, big or small,with came Mum wore without to the point of itsorextinction. That was a sad To dayme in this our is the true a place of and empathy, agenda an expected transaction. household. personifi cation of generosity of spirit. I also can't forget the pink, patent leather thatned my by friend and I wore on Canterbury – particularly Christchurch – has heels been defi its resilience and stoicism theout. better of a decade now. Whatshoes interests most is case that for many girls'over nights My part preoccupation with heeled (no me longer the these of usdays) – myself included – we could never have staying-power in fact started at around the age of imagined six when Iwhat begged my parents we for had my inside of us. so far removed from the reality of what come, that it never own pairWe of were 'clip clops'. I still vividly remember when theywas tooktome to buy them. crossed ourI mind whatinsisted we might have to muster spiritually, physically and I think probably on sleeping in themmentally, such was the love of these $20 emotionally. white, pointed heels with bows on. Such life thoughthing – theabout only certainty is uncertainty, andbanished we can only ever control Theisinteresting a lot of the styles we have to the back of how our we react to a situation, rather than the situation itself. As mere mortals, none minds/wardrobes is that they find themselves back in vogue when style of us are perfect, but I think the actions of our people should be applauded and celebrated royalists decide to give them a second wind. because they are the distilled essence of humanity at its strongest and finest. Ultimately, fashion is an extremely subjective, personal thing, but I believe one On behalf of the entire team at Metropol I would like to extend my sincerest thanks of the best parts about donning something you feel really proud of, is the and gratitude to the humble unsung heroes in our midst. Thank you for helping our city confidence injection. Despite being somewhat of a Tomboy these days, I know I to put one foot in front of the other. also love the feeling that comes over me when wearing a beautiful garment. I hope reading through some of the not-so-fashionable hallmarks of my youth provides some great conversation starters this weekend as you share some of your own sartorial sins with friends and family.

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Christchurch musician David Thorpe (aka Li’l Chuck –The One Man Skiffle Machine) came to New Zealand from the U.K. in 2003. “I was in a duo band back home called Little Chuck Little, so the name kind of stuck – only I abbreviated it a bit.”


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ow would David describe Li’l Chuck’s sound? “Skiffolicious! Very organic; no added preservatives or flavourings!” Skiffle is a mish-mash of jazz, blues and folk, typically using homegrown, improvised instruments, that originated in the United States of America. Lonnie Donegan made it popular in the U.K. during the 1950s. We watch a video promotional track for David’s soon to be released album Utility Blues in which L’il Chuck is sharing his unique music with an appreciative audience in

Cathedral Square. The song Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It, from the album, is a cheeky, sassy backing to the video. There are twelve songs on Utility Blues, all bar one penned by the multi-talented David – as was the same for his previous 2014 album Blues in Full Swing. David, who played with the Black Velvet band for over a decade, says it was the earthquakes, turning forty and the birth of his first daughter that prompted him to go solo. “Time is precious; also, there was the desire to create an archive for my children.” Utility Blues comes out 17 March with an album release show at Wunderbar, Lyttelton on 18 March. Contact

True Professionalism In Action “This year - 2017 - has all of the hallmarks that could indicate another strong real estate year,” says Cameron Bailey, Harcourts Gold’s Canterbury and New Zealand’s highest performing sales consultant.


y team and I started off in January with a hiss and a roar and sold almost $10 million worth of property. That was really exciting for both our owners and purchasers and a privilege for my team.” Cameron says that New Year resolutions and a chance to reflect over the holiday break often lead people to determine new directions for their lives and living environments and so houses come on to the market. “There’s plenty of choice in homes available currently right across the spectrum of the market, from houses in the several million dollar bracket to those at entry level range. It’s what I would term

“My team and I started off in January with a hiss and a roar and sold almost $10 million worth of property.”

a very fair market for both buyers and sellers.” Cameron and his team achieve the kinds of results they do only because of their experience, knowledge and exceptional levels of service. These attributes can make all the difference between simply selling and selling well. The fact that Cameron is now selling properties for the sons and daughters of previous clients speaks volumes for the way he works closely with vendors and has their best interests to the fore. “The ‘Three Ps’ are my mantra – my vendors and I want the best possible price. “To get this we must present and promote a house to the best of our abilities. Engaging a large real estate company, such as Harcourts, with a network of agents, adds credibility to a sale and ensures maximum exposure and price.” Contact Cameron on 027 555 7079, (03) 352 6166 or email

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‘The Devil’s Marksman’ (Der Freischütz), one of the most important and often played operas in history, was well known in New Zealand a century and more ago. Today, it is known only to a handful of Kiwis. This marvellous opera is about to be revived, in Christchurch, at the Lansdown Festival.

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n 1874, the Evening Post wrote, “The great event of the operatic season, ‘Der Freischütz’, took place last night before a very large audience....the applause was immense....such cheers hardly ever have been heard before in this theatre...” Seven years later, The NZ Herald wrote of another performance, “It is one of the most beautiful compositions in the repertoire of operatic music” adding, rather tellingly, that “Der Freischütz is too well known to require any detailed statement of the plot”. How has Kiwi knowledge of this masterpiece evaporated? The opera’s story is dynamic, a battle between good and evil; its music is contagiously beautiful and immediately appealing; it is one of the three most often performed German operas over the past 200 years. In early 19th century Germany, there was an explosive revival of interest in fairy tales which inspired Weber to write ‘The Devil’s Marksman’ in 1821. Its overnight fame swept through the international music world like wild-fire and its influence on other composers was enormous. This forgotten masterpiece will be reintroduced to the Kiwi public on March 5th (7.30PM) and 12th (7PM) in the Golden Room at heritage “Lansdown”, 132 Old Tai Tapu Road (between Halswell and Tai Tapu), as part of its popular festival of narrated opera. Tickets $55. For bookings, general information and directions, visit or ring (03) 963 0870 (ticketing via The Court Theatre).




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On Monday 13 February, Russley Golf Club played an important hosting role – to the NZPGA Garden City Legends’ Tournament.

Bob Macgregor (Chairman), Reg Garters (Guest Entertainer), Andy Miller (Organising Committee) Bob Smith, Bridget Hoffman (Club Captains)

Anthony Alberts, Hank Holt (Canterbury Golf Referees Association)

Denis Kelliher, Simon Murphy Linda & Grant Wilby, Nerissa MacDonald A large number of senior golfers from Australia took part as well as two from France. Professional golfers from throughout New Zealand including Sir Bob Charles also attended. Photos by Jane Wyles Photography - for copies email:

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he function centre at the Russley Golf Course can offer everything you might need from rooms to facilities and audiovisual equipment, as well as meals through to barista-made coffees. There’s a magnificent view over the golf course itself thrown in as well. “Our Terrace and Fairway rooms are flexible spaces,” says Anna Lawrence, Marketing and Events Manager at Russley. “They can be expanded or sectioned off to accommodate

The location is only 10 minutes away from the city and there is first class accommodation nearby.

The Russley team knows that delicious food is vital to the way an event will be viewed by participants. Meals are prepared on site by their talented and creative kitchen team and the extensive menu selection covers everything from cocktail items through to plated dinners. Convenience of location is another advantage of this venue. It’s only 10 minutes from the city centre, close to Christchurch airport and there is first class accommodation nearby. Add to that a spacious car park and you really have a winner. “A dedicated Russley staff member is always on hand to help with any queries that may arise,” Anna says. “We certainly pride ourselves on the service we provide.” To discuss your next corporate event contact Anna on (03) 358 5903 or email

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HIDDEN BEAUTY Sometimes full of meaning, insights and inspiration, other times fun and light hearted, Charles Hannah produces art, illustration and designs, born of a love of art, fashion, advertising, furniture and design in its many forms. Metropol talks to the talented artist about her creative adventures and what it means to be able to truly delight the senses.

Tell us about your adventure into the arts world – did you always aspire to be an artist? I started drawing at a very young age. It was actually first noted by a Plunket Nurse in my Plunket Book when I was one and a half (the wallpaper never recovered!) Even though I studied art at RMIT in Melbourne, I still thought of it only as a hobby and instead focused on a career in advertising. However, my passion for art never left, and as the years went on, I realised that given a choice in life, it was the only thing I really wanted to pursue.


harles Hannah celebrates the diversity of art and design, from different cultures and interpretations of beauty, through to different styles of form and subject matter. Her works are designed to make you stop, think, and appreciate the everyday beauty that is often simple, hidden and just waiting for you to stop long enough to appreciate it

Your work is very quirky and has a comforting soul to it – how would you describe the evolution of your style? I have always drawn animals and still have sketches of lions, elephants, etc. that I did when I was 11. Years spent working as a Veterinary Nurse gave me real insight into the quirky personalities and characteristics of animals. Ideally I want people to find a real connection with my animals and think…. ‘Oh, what a character, I just have to take him home!’ What is the most liberating part of being an artist? Conversely, what are some of the challenges? The most liberating and rewarding part is producing work you thoroughly love creating, and meeting clients that adore what you do too. Some of the challenges come if there is a lull between exhibitions and the temptation to return to the

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financial security of the corporate world rears its head. That’s when wonderful feedback from clients keeps you going. Are there any particular mentors or icons that have inspired your journey? Wow. That’s hard. There are so many international and historical artists whose work inspires me… yet honestly, it is my fellow artists here in Christchurch that really keep me going and whose support over a coffee feeds the soul when I need it most. What is the latest news with Charles Hannah Art Design? After working on rather detailed oil paintings for the last year or so, I’ve really enjoyed my current project producing a series of loose charcoal drawings based on re-homed dogs from Dogwatch. The stories and photos sent through from families have been used as a reference for my project and have made it so rewarding. Why the moniker Charles Hannah? Artists have used pseudonyms for centuries (Marc Chagall, Caravaggio, Man Ray) and when I was first preparing to leave the relative security of the corporate life to become an artist, I drew inspiration from my great-great-grandparents Charles Maidment and Hannah Pickering. As early pioneers, they were bold enough to leave the comfort of an everyday existence and risk everything to pursue their dream life. Do you have any advice for other aspiring artists? If you love it enough and are passionate enough about it, keep going, keep persevering through the hard times - it will work. You spend a great deal of your life working; don’t get to the end of your life only to regret how you spent it. And yes, buy the occasional Lotto ticket! What is your favourite mantra? “A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd

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It is impossible to overstate the special role that felines play in our lives. For many of us, they are the equivalent to family members and just like our human relatives; we are keen to help them fulfil their potential.


t the forefront of modern medicine and treatment, Ourvets, embraces a simple yet significant philosophy - “People and pets”. All of the loyal and caring staff at Ourvets have a fundamental desire to remain at the forefront of medicine and technological innovation to ensure pets get the care they deserve. An impressive service offered by Ourvets is the Iodine 131 treatment. Radioactive iodine (I131) can be used to provide a safe cure for hyperthyroidism in felines. This is a common condition seen in older cats, but thankfully a single injection of the I131 can cure around 95 percent of cases. Where the condition persists, cats can be re treated with another dose. The specially trained veterinarians at Ourvets administer the treatment by injecting a small amount of liquid under the skin – similar to a receiving a vaccination. This is a simple procedure that does not require an anaesthetic. The feline patients then remain in the care of the veterinarians and veterinary nurses at Ourvets for 5-7 days following the treatment in cosy cattery style accommodation provided in their purpose built Radioactive Iodine ward. ‘Spice’ is currently undergoing radioactive Iodine treatment and is staying with the team at Ourvets for the next 5 days in the Iodine ward. Spice will revisit the team at Ourvets in 6 weeks’ time for a blood test to confirm that the I131 treatment has been successful. Keep an eye on Metropol for more heartwarming recovery stories from Ourvets. For further information visit

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A Musical For The Ages Six months of rehearsals and enthusiasm will have gone into The Sound of Music stage production – the enduring classic that everyone can’t help but love.


he North Canterbury Music Society will present yet another world-class production, as the faithfully restored Rangiora Town Hall comes alive with the sound of a 25-piece orchestra and local talent from 27 April. Christchurch Girls’ High drama teacher, Tegan Patrick, takes the director’s role ensuring excellent vantage from all 360 seats and a true-to-the-original Rodgers and Hammerstein stage production, embellished with hand-made period costumes. Tegan’s sister Briar will be the alternate lead role as the willful nun turned nanny, Maria, in three performances, but for the majority of the season, Maria will be played by Burnside High’s drama teacher, Shannon Peck, a mum of two who returned to the theatre, enticed by her all-time “bucket-list role”. The girls say, “There’s something about Maria – you literally become her”. Everyone agrees the ‘Canterbury Marias’ rival Julie Andrews. Dapper Captain Von Trapp is played by Burnside High’s Head of Arts Gavin Hurley and most of his endearing stage children alternate between two performers during the 12 shows. Choreographer and dance-school teacher Colette Inkster adds dynamic to the authentic

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1930s moves, while the famous score is perfected by the music director, pianist/flautist Cheryllyn Callander, and state-of-the-art sound engineering. Pulling on heart strings of all ages, there are war-time political themes and romance for adults, and children will identify with their stage peers – and of course those beguiling singalongs such as Do Re Mi.

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FAMILY FOCUSED AND FLEXIBLE For Angeline Boniface and her team, being lawyers means looking outside the box for solutions that work for both Cameron & Co and its clients.

he employment and family law team at Cameron & Co’s Upper Riccarton branch manage a balancing act - working in a thriving legal firm, as well as facing the demands of being working parents. “So I can work as a partner in the firm, as well as being an active and involved parent, I start my days early – very early,” Angeline says. “I noticed that when I was stopping for my early morning coffee, most of the other people lined up were tradies. Their day starts early; so does mine. The fact that we can offer appointments at 6.15am in the morning works for them – hence the reason we say that we’ve got a ‘tradie’ client base at this office.” Angeline adds that because she is married to a tradie, she knows that for many working parents, including many of Cameron & Co’s clients, a 9am - 5pm day isn’t the norm. As a result, the firm offers a service that allows all clients, not only tradies, to come in for appointments outside of normal business hours – at lunchtimes and after hours. “Because we are known predominantly as a family law practice, we stand by what that really means. So it’s not uncommon to have toddlers causing havoc, or surly teenagers silently glaring at mum or dad during appointments. It’s what we do, and we love it.”

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“I feel I was always meant to work in real estate. It’s such an exciting and challenging industry to be involved in,” says Tania McCrone.

It’s especially satisfying and pleasurable to help young couples find their first home.”

Values: People first, Doing the right thing, Being courageous, Fun and laughter

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ania’s face lights up as she speaks about working with both vendors and buyers to achieve the best possible sale or to find the perfect home. “It’s especially satisfying and pleasurable to help young couples find their first home. I’ve been through selling and buying houses myself. My personal experience taught me how important it is to have a real estate consultant who has true empathy with clients and who understands the depth of emotions that can accompany buying and selling houses. That’s what I bring to the people I work with.” Tania’s background has provided her with all the relationship, communication and business management skills and attributes that she now brings to her real

estate role. Her career has spanned being an international flight attendant, a recruitment specialist for a prestigious award-winning international airline and a PA in the corporate sector. “People matter to me,” Tania says. “Our Harcourt’s mantra of “People First” really resonates with me and anyone who engages me can be assured of my utmost enthusiasm and total commitment. “Whether they are buying or selling, looking for an investment property, or just wanting to get an idea of the current market and the value of their property I am dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service and professionalism to my clients.” You can contact Tania on (03) 322 1197, 021 721 208 or email



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aking her expertise into the home staging arena, Denise Pheloung offers clients the benefit of her natural love of design and experience, derived from two and a half decades of experience in the industry. Selling your home is a complex issue, often stressful and highly emotive. The current market is enormously competitive, so it is crucial that your house is looking its absolute best. Creative & Co will stage each house for its target market. The right furniture and accessory choices transform a house into a home. Advice is offered to customers with sensitivity and humour. Accessories, furniture and lighting are added, so your property looks picture perfect to potential buyers. The initial viewing of a house is often online, and

if a house is empty, potential buyers will flick over it. It is important to create a feel for a home, so people can form an emotional connection to the property and imagine themselves living in it. “You never get a second chance to make a first impression,” Denise explains. It is the little touches that can make rooms come alive and allow potential buyers to envision living there. Creative & Co stages everything from 6 bedroom houses with 2-3 living areas to one bedroom units, anywhere in the Christchurch region from Lincoln to Rangiora. Creative & Co can also partially stage homes incorporating the client’s own furniture, or de-clutter while offering advice on what items should be kept versus put away. Creative & Co will home stage houses of any age and style and work with any agent. Let Creative & Co assist you in showcasing your home’s unique potential.


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Brian has always been a master pie baker; his simple, wholesome fillings and flaky golden pastry make his pies irresistible.

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INNOVATION Hot on the heels of a busy Christmas period, they are well into Hot X Bun production at Breads of Europe, and their soft, fresh and flavourful buns are proving as popular as ever.


s per previous years they have two flavours available, Traditional and Chilli Chocolate. They will be available at Fresh Choice Barrington, Merivale and Parklands, Raeward Fresh Tower Junction and at the Supervalues in Sumner and Lyttelton. Halswell residents are in for a treat this year with a long-time Breads of Europe customer opening a new bakery in the Longhurst subdivision. As well as stocking BOE Hot X Buns,

Simply Indulge Bakehaus will have a wide range of BOE products including the famous 5 grain, ciabatta and Turkish loaves and some of their more indulgent treats including cronuts and danishes, as well as hot Breads of Europe pies. Brian has always been a master pie baker; his simple, wholesome fillings and flaky golden pastry make his pies irresistible, and now that he has a skilled team working on the bread production, Brian’s had time to turn his hand back to the pies. If you are heading to the rugby this season, make sure you stop at one of the Bratwurst Stands and try out the BOE sourdough hot dog bun, made especially for the venue. The last few months have been frantic, in the best possible way, with the new website attracting more customer enquiries than ever and Brian and Lydia love the opportunities to help new businesses get started or existing businesses revamp their menus. Visit or phone 381 1048.


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Christchurch loves to shake its tailfeather and it’s not hard to see why. Positively bursting at the seams with creativity, our recreational landscape is a veritable treasure chest of amazing freebies as the beneficiary of this untamed entrepreneurism.


etropol loves to be right in the thick of the “who’s who” and the “what’s what”, so here’s a low-down on the best events in your neck of the woods. We know you can’t resist!

1. CANTERBURY JAPAN DAY, RICCARTON PARK Sunday 5 March, 9.30am-4.30pm The beauty of Japanese Spring will be brought to life right here in the Garden City. From sushi, ramen noodles and Japanese delicacies right through to a sumo tournament, tea ceremony and other cultural events and performances, Japan Day is an enlightening holiday without having to get on a plane.

2. CHRISTCHURCH ARTS FORUM #1, CHRISTCHURCH BMW, 30 MANCHESTER STREET Monday 13 March, 5.30pm-7pm Whether you’re an artist, CEO, tradie, architect, student or something entirely ambiguous, lend your voice to an important conversation. Christchurch Arts Forum – the first this year – is dedicated to discussing the evolution of arts in Christchurch. 24 March 02, 2017 Metropol





Finishing Sunday 12 March The Devil’s Blindspot is sadly on its way out the gallery door in just over a week and it’s a must-see. Rainer Weston’s work is a particular stand-out in this showcase of emerging and early-career talent. A response to the new cultural conditions of photography, the artistry doesn’t play by the rules of tradition or convention, it bypasses them. Our favourite kind of creative expression!

Wednesday 15 March PechaKucha has come to play an important role in Christchurch’s burgeoning arts and culture scene. Stoking intellectual curiosity, satiating a desire for creative networking, and meeting a need for progress in Christchurch across all industries, the next installation of this popular pasttime will bring arts, culture, education and creativity back to the Christchurch Arts Centre.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

TICKET GIVEAWAY! Priscilla, Queen of the Desert rolls into town on 24 March for what will be the first production in Showbiz Christchurch’s 2017 season.


tilising over 700 costumes, wigs and headdresses from the UK touring show, Showbiz’s production will be the first New Zealand theatre company staging of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The show opens at the Isaac Theatre Royal on 24 March until 8 April. Translating the iconic movie to a stage musical setting required significant changes by the authors of the film, Stephen Elliot and Allan Scott, and the musical’s writer and first director, Simon Phillips. The musical has evolved considerably since the first production left Australia eight years ago, and there are now several stage versions, all different yet all preserving the audience focus on

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the show’s three unique characters and their personal and physical journey. The show’s enormous 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. Metropol is proud to have two double passes to give away to the Saturday 25 March show. To be in to win simply head to (or scan our QR code with your smart phone), put in your details and tick the competitions you want to be in to win. Entries close on Monday 13 March and the winners will be notified on Tuesday 14 March.


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F After you’ve spent time indulging in all of Hanmer Spring’s guilty (but deserved) pleasures, you might feel the need to bike off all those calories.

or the naturally adventurous souls and the New Year’s resolution devotees who want to stay in shape, the Kaiwara Classic in April is yours for the taking. An adventure mountain bike ride from Culverden to Cheviot, the race lets you discover 43 kilometres of inspiring terrain over the Lowry Peaks Range via the Kaiwara Saddle. Enjoy magnificent sights as you descend through the Ethelton Valley with a climb up the ‘Random Spur’ before finishing in Cheviot. Run by the Cheviot Lion’s Club, proceeds are going towards funding community projects in the Cheviot area. There is $1200 in cash prizes up for grabs including $500 for the fastest epic male and fastest epic female. Once you’ve burnt off some steam, head back to Hanmer for some well deserved R&R!

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any can probably relate to being big time fans of bling so we’ve sought out the type of jewelry that will make your heart pit-apatter. From the affordable to the extravagant, this collection has something for everyone. When it comes to the real deal, we love the stones that have been ethically mined – nothing better than owning an heirloom piece which can be worn with pride and peace of mind. We all know diamonds are a girl’s best friend so find your perfect companion in this collection of style heavyweights.

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In the eyes of its loyal clients, it’s impossible not to have high expectations of Ballantynes. A bona fide retail icon, its Midas Touch means that everything it turns its hand to has a dynamism embraced and celebrated by customers.

t came as no real surprise, therefore, that my exclusive experience of Ballantynes’ brand new Your Style launch saw me swept off my feet. A pioneering service, Your Style offers a professional, private one-to-one consultation with experienced stylists in either Fashion, Beauty or The Home. With very reasonable consultation fees fully redeemable on product purchased, the service rises magnificently to challenges faced by its clients – those who are time poor, hungry for inspiration and looking for style guidance that is informed, considerate and compelling.

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My day begins with a fresh orange juice and I’m asked if I would like to place my order for some light refreshments to be served throughout my experience. I’m introduced to Ben Knox, Beauty Stylist, who works his magic in a plush room on the ground level of the building. I’m immediately put at ease by the beautiful space and Ben’s warm, witty and endearing demeanour. Admittedly, I am not the savviest when it comes to my beauty and skin regimes, but Ben assures me I’ve entered a ‘no judgement’ zone. “I meet with clients who want to get ready for special occasions or those who simply

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want to revisit their beauty look,” he tells me. “My philosophy is to listen carefully to what my clients already do and what they are looking for and I help them to express themselves in a way that is true to them and their personality. “I champion a wellbalanced makeup aesthetic – it’s about focusing on every feature and amplifying the assets so the whole face gets touched but not in a way that the features are competing with each other.” Ben is rich in technical and life experience after a decade in the industry and I enjoy learning his top tips for makeup application and removal and keeping my skin in the best possible condition, as well as being advised on the value of the products he is working with. “I am not a loyalist to just one brand – I work with elements of brands that best suit my clients.” After enjoying a full beauty makeover, my skin is absolutely glowing with a look that enhances my features and I immediately know this is reflected in my confidence. From here, I’m escorted over to the homewares area where I have a private consult with Adrienne Campbell. I’m impressed by her incredible stories of how she came to acquire her self-taught styling knowledge and am immediately relaxed thanks to her down-to-earth nature. From linen for the bedroom and china for the dining table through to mirrors, lamps and pictures to brighten up the living room, Adrienne has a natural ability

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to accessorise any space in the home with the clever placement of beautiful objects. “My philosophy is to ensure the service is really relaxed and inclusive. I encourage my clients to focus on creating a home that is true to their identity. For some customers they are starting from scratch while others have pieces they need to build on. “We are committed to getting it right and helping them to find exactly what they want. If it’s a bedroom, we will pull out duvets, cushions and throws, and bring their dream to life right in front of their eyes. We also work in the home and love to experiment. Our buyers spend a lot of time sourcing stunning products and our range reflects that.” As the final cherry on top to an inspiring morning, I next meet with Fashion Stylist Anna Williams. Her standard practice prior to a consultation is to provide a Your Style questionnaire which helps her to ascertain what her client is looking for


while providing insight to their personality and tastes. I’m thrilled to discover Anna has already pulled some incredible looks in my size and before long we are talking through the cuts, fabrics and colours that work best for me. Anna’s confidence coupled with her great sense of humour make her the ideal wardrobe consultant and I found myself drinking in her knowledge. “I love interacting with customers, showing them options and offering new ideas. Many of my clients see me because they find clothes shopping a bore or can become easily frustrated. My philosophy is that I want to see them smiling and that if they only wear something once they have bought through me, I haven’t done my job.” An expert with colours, materials and body shapes, Anna has already worked with clients ranging from 18-80 years old. “I like to help women discover fashion that speaks to them. Eighty percent of a wardrobe should be practical, comfortable

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items that fit beautifully – our alteration service on offer ensures that.” From here my experience has sadly come to an end – the final word about Your Style is best left to the ever-inspiring CEO Maria O’Halloran, “Ballantynes has always prided itself on its ability to create amazing customer experiences that surprise and delight. “Your Style is a natural extension of this philosophy. For us, a visit to a Your Style consultant is not just about purchasing beautiful products; it’s about creating a memorable and positive experience.”



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ight now we’ve got a style crush on loafers – the fashionable slip-on shoe that has survived the test of time. A no-fuss footwear solution for day or night-time attire that needs a chic yet simple aesthetic, loafers have a seriously preppy personality. A perfect partner to high-waist cigarette trousers or skinny jeans, LOAFERS have the potential to transition from smart-casual to super-dressy.

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With a relaxed, friendly vibe and a strong community focus, the BodyFix team takes a fresh approach to health and fitness.


his is a welcoming, supportive place to work out, no matter how fit or unfit you feel you are,” says owner, Moana Williams. “We encourage people to take a healthy approach to feeling fit, healthy and happy. It’s not just about weight loss – it comes from within.” Established in 2011, the unique gym specialises in group exercise classes, and the expert trainers offer a wealth of industry experience. “We have a really balanced team, who are all highly knowledgeable in their own set of niche markets,” Moana says. “There’s a real fun, family feel here and we offer a personal touch. And the vibe attracts the tribe – likeminded people refer their friends, so the membership grows naturally.” Designed to appeal to all ages, the gym is fully equipped with

the most up-to-date equipment, and consistently maintains the highest standards of customer service. BodyFix has supported a range of charities over the years by raising money through different events, including a regular walking group that started this year. “Exercising is also about mental health – a clear mind is a remedy for most things, which is why we focus on supporting mental health charities. You don’t have to be a member to join the walking group, so it’s a great way to encourage the community to get moving.” After-hours gym access is also available, as well as freezing options for those who want to put their membership on hold. If you would like to try BodyFix, check out and trial with a 7 day pass.


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he intensive 10-week course is taught by carefully chosen tutors, who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry. Tutor Rebecca Guyton began her career in 2003, when she was trained at the Design & Arts College by Midge Holding – Minifies owner and highly experienced BBC trained makeup artist. Rebecca went on to become a freelance

makeup artist, and also worked as a senior makeup artist at Minifies. From running classes and teaching special effects makeup, to working in the wedding industry and bodypainting for events such as Cup Day, her creative talent and knowledge runs across all areas. “I studied art before I got into makeup and I also have experience with hair and photography, as well as costume design, so that’s a bonus,” she says. “Having experienced everything across the board, teaching people is now what I enjoy the most. It’s a real privilege to be working here, alongside Kristen and Midge.” KSFX follows on from the success of Kristen’s first makeup school, the Kristen Stewart School of Makeup (KSSM). “Kristen really hit the nail on the head opening a second specialised school, especially with New Zealand becoming so well-known in the film industry,” Rebecca says. “This is a great opportunity for people who want an industry-recognised qualification in special effects makeup, completed in a fun, supportive and creative environment.” KSFX offers three classes per year. For more information or to apply, visit


n energizing and uplifting mix of fun, empathy, comradeship and community are palpable at this family friendly and successful event, as it brings together some of the most beloved fashion powerhouses in the country to raise funds for families who stay at Ronald McDonald House (RMH). This year the event will take place at The Foundry in Christchurch with fashion deities including Andrea Moore, Augustine and Annah Stretton – among others – bringing their stunning collections to the catwalk for this deserving cause. After the success of last year’s Fashion Show, Maree Harris, Owner and Events Organiser at M Factor Events, is looking forward to bringing more glitz, glamour and fashion to this year’s runway. “My twin nieces and family spent two months staying at Ronald McDonald House and it was such a calm, welcoming and family orientated escape for them away from the hospital,” Maree explains. “It’s a really special charity to me, which is why I am so excited to use my passion to support such an incredible cause.” Ronald McDonald House South Island CEO Matthew Mark comments of New Zealand’s role in the charity, “Last year over 627 families from across the South Island stayed at Ronald McDonald House South Island, and because we receive no direct government funding we rely on community support.” The event will be held at 7pm on Saturday April 1 at The Foundry. Tickets are available at and are priced at $75 for VIP, $55 for General Admission and $30 for children and students.

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Our research team at the University of Otago, Christchurch, is looking for females with UNTREATED Polycystic Ovarian syndrome (PCOS) to assist in a study examining the relationship between sex hormones, mood, cognitive function and emotion processing in females. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS or have related symptoms including excessive hair growth on face, back, neck, severe acne issues, ovarian cysts, menstrual irregularities, you will be eligible to participate in the study. We will assess mood and cognition in two one-hour testing sessions which will include computerized tests and pen-and-paper tasks (which assess memory, attention and emotion processing) and questionnaires measuring mood/depression. If you are considered eligible to participate, you will be assessed by an endocrinologist who will recommend appropriate treatment for no expenses of your own and refer you back to your G.P.

VOLUNTEERS WE ARE RECRUITING MUST: • Be between the ages of 16-40 years. • No major neurological or mental illness (e.g: Schizophrenia or Bipolar disorder) or serious head injury • Have intact ovaries • Not be pregnant or menopausal • Not be seeking treatment for infertility If you would like more information or are interested in assisting with this research, please contact Mayouri Sukhapure at: 0273076502.

This study has been approved of by the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee (Health). If you have any concerns about the ethical conduct of the research you may contact the Committee through the Human Ethics Committee Administrator (phone +64 3 479 8256 or email gary.witte@otago. Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated, and you will be informed of the outcome.

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While the bush fires in Christchurch have sadly wreaked havoc on our environment and lives, they are also a timely reminder about health. •


he Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand urges those with asthma and respiratory conditions in the Christchurch area to be prepared – as bush fire smoke can trigger asthma attacks, allergies and shortness of breath. The smoke from bush fires contains small particles that can cause irritation to the lungs, eyes, nose and throat. People are advised to minimise their exposure to smoke and time spent outdoors. Windows and doors need to be kept closed, air vents blocked, and air conditioning set to a recycle setting.

Continue taking asthma preventer medication as prescribed. Always carry asthma reliever medication, and use it as soon as asthma symptoms are present. When possible use a spacer which enables more medication to be delivered into the lungs. If asthma reliever medication is not working, or is required every 2-3 hours or more, seek medical advice by calling 111 for an ambulance. Elderly people, children, and people working at the fire front are most at risk. Access help fast if someone appears unwell. If you don’t have an Asthma Action Plan or are unsure of what to do in an asthma emergency, follow the Asthma First Aid Procedure (

It is important to remember that people who aren’t in affected areas are also at high risk, as winds can carry smoke and ash particles for long distances. Smoke and air pollution can linger long after the fires have subsided, so it is essential to remain prepared. The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation committed to those affected by asthma and respiratory illness. Free resources are available at

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The North Canterbury

The North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival is returning on Sunday 12 March 2017 to bring together a day of quality food and wine from local North Canterbury producers. Set under the beautiful oaks of Glenmark Domain, the event welcomes all ages and features quirky pockets of delight to entertain both young and old.


t’s never been so local. The boutique festival will celebrate the harvest of local wine growers and the fresh, modern food offerings from passionate stallholders – featuring both well-known regulars and newcomers to the festival. More than 30 wineries from the region will be onsite to showcase their variety of wines as well as an eclectic line up of approximately 20 chefs, bakers, foragers and Waipara Valley Farmers’ Market vendors serving everything from slow-cooked meats, plant-based hot

dogs, foraged fruit sorbet and gelato to whitebait patties and a diverse range of dishes from North Canterbury’s booming hospitality community. Household names such as nose-to-tail chef Jonny Schwass and celebrity chef Richard Till will also feature across the day. The festival is free for under 18s to attend and there is an abundance of playful pockets to keep them entertained. Expect pony rides, face-painting, bouncy castles, ice creams and more delights that make being a kid the best.


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Framemakers and Ellbee Crafts are the two creative sides to Graham and Lynn Barr’s home business.


ramemakers was born when the keen photographers were seeking perfection and couldn’t find a framer to do their work justice. So up their countryside driveway, just beyond Woodend Township, they began their own framing service in a purpose-built studio. “We take time to work with people to get the best from their artwork,” says Graham, a skilled framer utilising a wide range of frames and mounts for artwork and photographs, through to needlecraft works. The selection of glass includes the new UltraVue UV70 with clarity equivalent to museum glass, and a frame repair and picture-hanging service is offered. Their new baby is the impressive Pro4000 Canon printer. Being the first installed nationwide, it transforms photographs into real showpieces up to 1100mm in length. Always doing a test strip to get the right tonal range, there is a range of quality photograph papers, including German etching fine art paper. Top-

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of-the-range Breathing Color canvas is also an option. Fronting the crafting section Lynn says, “I’ve always been a crafter, so two years ago Ellbee Crafts became a natural extension to the business”. Scrapbooking supplies, stencils, ribbons and bling right through to dyes, as well as Lynn’s own embellishments and greeting cards, make an impressive display. She teaches card making, mixed media and crafting techniques, welcoming anyone to join her emailing list for upcoming classes. Their customers, who are South Island-wide, enjoy taking their time, chatting with the Barrs for inspiration. Visit 137 Main North Road, Woodend. Go to and find Framemakers or Ell-bee Photography & Crafts on Facebook. Open weekdays 9am-5.30pm and Saturday 9am-12pm. Phone 03 312 2276. EFTPOS and off-street parking are available.

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The festival invites you to geek out with other food and wine lovers and producers throughout the day. It offers plenty of opportunities to expand your wine and food knowledge and become conscious of where it all comes from. The Lincoln University ConversatioNZ tent will pull together an amazing group of producers from near and far to share their wine and food experiences and encourage people to join the movement towards supporting local and nourishing your body with good stuff. There will be jazz, folk, singer-songwriter and laid back beats to act as background music to perfectly complement the tastings of food and wine and allow friends and families to hang out in a relaxing picnic-styled environment. Don’t

worry, there will still be opportunities to get up and move to the tunes. To lift the region back up following November’s devastating Earthquake, Qantas (lead partners of the festival) have come onboard to support North Canterbury with special charity raffle at the festival. Qantas will roam around under the oaks selling $2 ‘Red Raffle Tickets’ during the day. 100% of the funds raised from the raffle tickets will go towards The Mayoral Earthquake Fund to make sure the region continues to be a thriving destination. Tickets available online at Dash Tickets - Adult ticket: $35, Sober Drivers: $15 Under 18s: FREE. Visit, and

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A RENAISSANCE By Melinda Collins

When it comes to Bridal Fashion Week, you’ve got to expect a certain amount of predictability in the style stakes – lace, tulle and ivory, of course.


hen it comes to Bridal Fashion Week, you’ve got to expect a certain amount of predictability in the style stakes – lace, tulle and ivory, of course.



Bows have come and gone over the years, but what makes their modern-day incarnation so unique, is that they are popping up in the most unexpected of places. For some at Bridal Fashion Week they showed up on a simple sash at the waistline, for others it was ‘go big or go home’ with oversized bows attached to sleeves, trains and necklines. While for others, the bow was the focal point of the dress’ design. As seen on: Houghton, Oscar de la Renta, Reem Acra, Sarah Nouri, Viktor & Rolf



Sometimes, however, you don’t want to cover it up and the halter top style dress offers the perfect alternative for when you want to show some summer time skin.



This year brides are covering up with sleeves hanging past the hands making a dramatic statement on the catwalk as much as the aisle. As seen on: Ines di Santo, Julie Vino, Odylyne the Ceremony, Vera Wang



Much like the classic knot of the bow, pearls too have been a style statement of yesteryear, with their modern incarnation offering more versatility for bridal styles than ever before. Rather than just featuring as jewellery, they’re taking centre stage, embroidered right into the dresses themselves along hemlines and bodices. As seen on: Lihi Hod, Lela Rose

As seen on: Amsale, Reem Acra, Claire Pettibone, Lihi Hod, Legends by Romona Keveza


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A love that lasts a


LIFETIME For the 2017 bridal season, designers have been switching things up, mixing in some of the old and new to give us all a break from the expected.


We all aspire to a love that lasts a lifetime – one that is signified by stunning commitment rings – engagement and wedding.

CHOKER NECKLINES Chokers have been a style mainstay for years, but now they are mashing with the wedding dress to create a new look with choker necklines a big feature this year. As seen on: Sareh Nouri, Inbal Dror, Isabelle Armstrong, Persy Metropoladvert 135 x 45 v1 15042015.pdf 1 15/04/2015


t its plush, parlour-esque location on romantic New Regent Street, the team at Polished Diamonds is in the business of creating extraordinary symbols of love that transcend time. Classic and striking aesthetics are paired with custom-made designs producing results that are second to none. Offering a lifetime guarantee, Polished Diamonds’ store showcases 300 rings, which are customisable for the tastes and preferences of the unique buyer. Meticulous attention to detail and precision through architectural computer aided design (CAD) are the stunning cherry on top to an already impressive service. Discover and fall in love with the ring of your dreams today at Polished Diamonds, 30 New 9:32:16 a.m. Regent Street.

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ut Filipino food? Who can tell balut from their adobo? With more than 7,000 islands and a colourful history, this archipelago has some delicious dishes of its own and Filipino restaurants are having an “it food” moment which is quickly spreading around the world. The number of places where you can explore one of the original fusion cuisines is increasing rapidly. Described by Bloomberg as Pinoy food that is a mix of “among other things - Chinese, Spanish, Malay, and plenty of other Southeast Asian influences,” Filipino cuisine centres around the combination of sweet (tamis), sour (asim), and salty (alat). Andrew Zimmern, host of “Bizarre Foods” on the Travel Channel said when he predicted the rise of Filipino foods that everybody loves Chinese food, Thai food, Japanese food, and it’s all been exploited. “The Filipinos combined the best of all of that

By Melinda Collins

There is no denying, Filipino food is on the rise. So why not give it a go?

When it comes to Asian foods, many of us have our favourite local Chinese restaurant or sushi spot. Most Cantabrian diners can also find their way around a Korean barbecue menu and know how to choose some tasty Thai.

with Spanish technique. The Spanish were a colonial power there for 500 years, and they left behind adobo and cooking in vinegar — techniques that, applied to those tropical Asian ingredients, are miraculous.” Though it’s been kept under wraps for many years – which most chalk up to a strong homecooked food culture – there is no denying, Filipino food is on the rise. So why not give it a go?




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ROUGH + TUMBLE (R) By Kate Pierson

From the backyard to the beach, who doesn’t love a bit of rough and tumble…Tumbler that is!



he most important thing is to keep your cool when you’re pushing the adrenalin boundaries. Fortunately for the action-addicts out there, we’ve found a real show pony when it comes to staying fashionably hydrated. Say hello to the Corkcicle Canteen! A lean, mean beverage machine, this striking accessory boasts all the mod cons and it’s definitely not shy about being an over-achiever. With proprietary triple insulation, the Canteen loves a challenge – it can keep beverages cold for 25 hours or hot for 12 – in any location! This pretty little number is always in its best dressed, available in 14 colours and four sizes including the 25 ounces which holds a standard bottle of wine; the perfect way to transport a little tipple or two when you’re packing a picnic. The Canteen is definitely a hero in its own right, but it has an equally attractive and robust sibling – the Tumbler. Sip in style at home or on the go, and the tripleinsulated Tumbler won’t let you down when you want to keep your drink cool for nine hours or hot for three. Happy rough + tumble(r)!

R E S TA U R A N T & B A R During his 2013 official visit to New Zealand we were privileged to be honoured by the Prime Minister of Thailand as the Thai Select PREMIUM in recognition of our authenticity.

Sukhu Tiger Entertainment Lounge Friday/Saturday Resident DJ 9pm -1am Join us for KARAOKE anytime

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Dancing Sands Sacred Spring



musician Estere and named after Lola was designed for up and coming New Zealand sponsored her performance her MPC (music production controller). Dancing Sands complement her performance. for the 2016 Astor Road Sessions and created Lola to

Sovereign supreme of fabulous food and ambience Fabulous indoor and outdoor dining and awesome children’s playground.

BBQ and Happy Hour Every Sunday 4-6pm Relax and let us do the work for you!

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ola describes the energy behind Estere’s rhythms and evocative melodies. Refreshingly sweet and citrusy, Lola is topped off with a dash of grapefruit tonic and a mandarin twist.

INGREDIENTS • Crushed ice • 50ml Dancing Sands Distillery Sacred Spring Dry Gin • 25ml freshly squeezed mandarin juice • 10ml freshly squeezed Lemon juice • 20ml rose water syrup • Dash of East Imperial Grapefruit Tonic

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Place ice into a Collins glass. Build parts into the glass, adding the rose waster syrup at the end and stir for thirty seconds, with the intention of keeping the ice in the middle of your glass. Top off with East Imperial Grapefruit Tonic and garnish with a mandarin twist and fresh mint.

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Experience our fresh new Nifty Fifty menu 2 courses for just $32 with your choice of Seasonal soup and either Salad, Entreé or Light meal. Innovative food | Ample free parking | Enclosed outdoor area

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CONDIMENTS By Melinda Collins


From traditional global recipes to brand new ingredients, interesting condiments are taking centre stage, with once rare and unfamiliar sauces and dips showing up on upmarket menus and on the shelves of local stores.


ustard has been getting an extra kick with clever company including truffle, root beer, chipotle and lime flavours, as well as ingredients that include champagne and rum. Even good ol’ mayonnaise has been getting

Interesting condiments are taking centre stage.



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

a makeover, with culinary entrepreneurs experimenting with herbs, chili sauce, sesame oil, blue cheese, roasted garlic and even maple syrup, while relishes and chutneys contain new flavours and ingredients such as figs, bananas, carrots and peppers. Creativity and imagination are the only limits as to what can be achieved when it comes to mixing things up when the going becomes bland in your own kitchen. For the more adventurous eaters, why not pull out some online recipes for five-spice, curry, Bloody Mary, spicy peanut and scallion-bacon ketchup? If you’re out at the supermarket, why not look for black sesame tahini, habanero jam, ghee, Pomegranate Molasses, black garlic purée, date syrup, plum jam with chia seeds or beet salsa? How about Mexican hot chocolate spreads, Sambal Oelek or piri piri sauce, Mina Harissa and Frontera Adobo Sauces (Ancho, Chipotle and Guajillo varieties)? Or, if you’re out for dinner, why not try something completely unique? Perhaps try something completely crazy and order something you can’t pronounce!

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

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Ph. 03 420 8888

Book now: Ph. (03) 377 5262

NOW OPEN SUNDAYS with a smorgasbord of baking delights

Join us for St Patricks Day on Friday 17th March 12noon till late With Irish treats being served from the kitchen and Guinness on tap Live Music from 8pm with QED 29 Wakefield Ave, SUMNER // P. 03 3265353// 46 March 02, 2017 Metropol

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he Vitamix Total Nutrition Center is no ordinary blender. With ten variable speeds to give you precise control over the texture of every dish, it is so much more than a blender. The laser-cut, hardened stainless-steel blades effortlessly power through the toughest wholefood ingredients to process a full two litres of your favourite recipes in a single blend. The Vitamix Total Nutrition Centre is the universal tool for healthy meals and easy entertaining. From hot soups to frozen desserts, recipes are perfectly blended and ready to serve in moments. When you’re ready for a blender that will stand the test of time, choose Vitamix. Hand-built to last, and adored by generations of Vitamix owners around the world.

We are excited to have one Vitamix Total Nutrition Center to


To enter the draw to win simply head to (or scan our QR code with your smart phone), put in your details and tick the competitions you want to be in to win. Entries close on Monday 13 March and the winners will be notified on Tuesday 14 March.

Harris Meats Sausages, Mash & Hunters Sauce* Available daily in The Grand CafĂŠ for a limited time only



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KIWI HOSPITALITY At Bishop Brothers Public House inspiring food is offered to customers with quintessential warm Kiwi hospitality.

amed after the three brothers who played an integral part in the history of Bishopdale, owning the first orchards in the area, Bishop Brothers Public House is committed to following on in the spirit of the settlers, welcoming patrons with their friendly atmosphere, great selection of beverages and exemplary service. The stunning refurbishment was completed in April last year. The bigger outdoor area is the ideal spot for a beer after work as it misses the easterly wind but captures the afternoon sun. Air conditioned with a carpark of free parking, it is the perfect location for a great Sunday session. An eclectic mixture of covers and dance music is played during summer and autumn between 3-6pm. Winners of the prestigious “NZ Beef and Lamb Excellence Award 2017�, Bishop Brothers pride themselves on the quality of their meat. Premium Angus steaks are perfectly cooked by award winning chef Kathryn Ahu to bring out the unique flavours and texture. Treat yourself to one of their famous $15 lunches. Delicious options from the ocean, land and grill are complemented by a sweet dessert in the evening menu. The Bishop Brothers Public House is an ideal function venue. You can hire the entire restaurant, or talk to the owner about what suits you. Fundraising and quiz nights for clubs are also possible; they will supply the quizmaster and quizzes, if you supply the people. The Bishop Brothers Public House is a great place for a casual drink with friends with a regular jackpot, 18 state-ofthe-art poker machines and full TAB facilities.

Enjoy the FAB coffee & food combination BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

at Pegasus Town!

03 359 2930 119 Farrington Avenue, Bishopdale

F abulous food A leisurely stroll through town B each location Plus so much more ... Ph. 03 920 4036 Cnr Pegasus Boulevard & Pegasus Main Street

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Mon-Thurs 8.30am - 4.00pm Fri 8.30am - 9pm (Evening Dining) Sat-Sun 9am - 4.30pm




here’s no better way to start the day than with a good, healthy breakfast, something we do exceptionally well at The Villas. But sometimes we just don’t seem to find the time or just run out of ideas for something that’s quick, easy and a bit different. It’s just too easy to fall back to the usual cereals and toast or a banana on the run. Give yourself just 10 minutes and a few simple ingredients, and you can rustle up a healthy treat before the family has to run out the door for work and school.

Ingredients (2 - 4 servings) • 1 or 2 large capsicum - rinsed, cored and sliced • 4 eggs • 1 or 2 medium sized tomatoes - thinly sliced • Salt and black pepper • Butter & a splash of olive oil.

Method Aspiring chefs take note! A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has been served up on a delicious plate…


udding kitchen ninjas can now apply for The Ōra King Next Generation Mentoring Programme (NextGen), which is offering the chance to work with and be mentored by some of New Zealand’s top culinary kingpins. Darren Wright (Chillingworth Road), Marc Soper (Wharekauhau Country Estate) and Michael Meredith (Merediths) form this year’s chef mentor panel and are committed to helping young chefs develop the essential skills needed to progress in New Zealand’s fast paced food service industry. Michael comments, “If any young and ambitious chefs are looking to progress their career, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend applying to take part in The Ōra King Next Generation mentoring programme.” The Ōra King NextGen mentoring programme is open to all chefs who have a passion to learn and develop. Ideally applicants will have a couple of years’ commercial kitchen experience and are either Commis or Chef de Partie level. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis however, so promising individuals with less experience but who are highly ambitious will be considered. Entries for the Ōra King NextGen mentoring programme are now open at They close on 12 March.

Cut the capsicum into four slices, about 10mm thick. Heat a non-stick frypan with a little butter and oil and fry for four mins without turning. Take a slice of tomato and place in the middle of each capsicum ring. Season with salt and pepper and fry for a further 1-2 minutes. Crack an egg into each ring and cook to your

liking. Serve with buttered sourdough toast and a slice or two of avocado for a healthy and nutritious start to your day. For the days when you’re out and about, drop in to The Villas and let us do the work while you catch up with friends or colleagues over a bite to eat and a coffee.

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Fresh fare for the

ACTIVE LIFE Fitfood is real food, real fast with delicious menus of quality produce and proteins, locally and ethically sourced. Fitfood offers convenient nutrition so you look, feel and perform at your best. “Health is the new wealth and to Eat Fit and Live Well is our focus,” the business says.


itfood’s mission is to create fresh, ready to eat meals to pick up or to be delivered and then simply reheated at home. It’s never been easier! Their chefs take hours to prepare these meals that can then be served up in seconds. The meals are delivered fresh not frozen, but are freezer-friendly. Not only are the meals extremely tasty and time-saving but they are also very affordable. You really couldn’t cook these meals at home with the same ingredients for the price that Fitfood is able to offer them at. Fitfood’s meals are suitable for everyone from the super active to busy working parents and professionals who struggle to find the necessary time to shop, to cook great

tasting meals and to do the washing up. Fitfood now has a fortnightly changing contemporary menu of gourmet healthy lunches and dinners, some new sweet treats and convenient meal packs. Fitfood delivers its meals nationwide twice weekly and currently for Christchurch Metro customers on Sunday and Wednesday evenings so you can have healthy lunches and dinners for the week ahead. Order online or visit their FitCafe in Ferrymead and pick up some healthy meals to go. Checkout their website The company is based at Unit 4, 1004 Ferry Road, Ferrymead - phone (03) 384 4253.

New Zealand’s Gold Award Winner Want fresh coffee? check out our retail shop & espresso bar in wigram awarfdresh roast winnin ed (grou g coff nd to o rder ee espresso essentials & excellent take out coffee

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Menu Online • Delivered or Click & Collect • FitCafé


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

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



Eat Fit. Live Well.


EASTERN ADVENTURE Mosaic by Simo is a Moroccan culinary adventure in Addington. A confluence of delectable tagines, salads and Mediterranean deli items offer customers a fresh taste sensation of authentic, aromatic spices and flavours.


ocal chef and food identity Simo, with his wife Anethea, established the renowned and popular Mosaic by Simo Mediterranean café and deli. Mosaic by Simo is famous for Simo’s tagines. The melt-in-yourmouth meat is slow cooked for hours in tagines – with steam rising to the top, dripping back down again and again, making the most delicious sauce, such as the Moroccan Lamb tagine with prunes and almonds - perfect with orange scented couscous. It is a complex infusion of fragrant herbs and spices, cooked in incremental layers. Ingredients and flavours including seasonal local produce take you on a journey. Lemons are preserved for three months to marinate the lemon chicken tagine. The popularity of this dish honours the effort in the layers of flavours. Simo’s generous and tasty platters are paradise for sharing, finished with traditional mint tea, cake or marinated orange and chocolate stuffed figs. Vegan and gluten-free diners have many exquisite choices, including building their own exotic salad and tasty tapas meal for under $15. Home entertainers and weekend picnickers flock to Mosaic by Simo during the weekend, while weekday office workers and friends are drawn in for an amazing Bocadillo – a Moroccan wrap bursting with flavour yet incredibly good value. Dine-in and takeaway are available along with a wonderful catering service. Many diners stay to enjoy the authentic restaurant or sunny courtyard, imagining the East while on a culinary journey that is Mosaic by Simo. Mosaic by Simo can be discovered at Addington Mall, 3/300 Lincoln Road. Visit and phone 338 2882. Now open seven days Monday to Saturday 9am-9pm and Sunday 12pm-9pm.

Dangerously good coffee for the true connoisseur to enjoy with the finest of deli food

Fresh salads Healthy smoothies Freshly squeezed juices Menu & Cabinet food Allpress coffee

Available for functions & catering services

Let us introduce you to the wonderful flavors and hospitality of Morocco and provide an unforgettable dining experience.

Shop 38, Merivale Mall (carpark entrance)

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

Shop 3/300 Lincoln Road, Addington,Christchurch, P 03 338 2882

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

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

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In k tchen

Let me cook for you and help make the occasion truly special and something well worth remembering. Special birthdays, weddings, corporate, dinners and finger food.

Food Merchant

Contact Ph. 021 925 277

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

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

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

The Winemaker’s Wife Pinot Gris Rose Riesling

Waipara Pinot Noir 2016

Dunsandel Country Cafe & Bar

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

Open Now – Christchurch’s dedicated cake decorating equipment shop. Everything you need to create fabulous cakes including expert advice. 10 % OFF your purchase with this advertisement.

Canterbury Cake Supplies

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

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

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


In k tchen 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!

Whole Cafe It’s here! Our much anticipated Cold Brew coffee is here and ready for you now! Brewed over 24 hours, this is ideal on a hot day. Get amongst it, Christchurch! Text through your coffee order 027 6633 139 Monday - Friday 6:30 - 3:00 Saturday 8:00 - 2:00 100 Bealey Ave, parking around the back

Contact Fleur on 027 233 2277

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


Seasonings, Catering & More 9 Oxford Road, Rangiora. Ph. 027 635 4140

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


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

Ali’s Lemons Fresh, traditional, distinctive and made with love by Ali in Christchurch. Ali’s Lemon Fresh refreshes and revives. Using the whole lemon, providing all its nutritional benefits. Contains no artificial preservatives. Contact Ali:

The only thing as sharp as these lads is the quality of our products. Taking extra care in each product shows with every sale at Peter Timbs Meats, as service with a smile and quality with care will have you shopping from Mr Timbs each and every meal! Come in store at either of our great locations!

Peter Timbs Meats Ltd.

70 Edgeware Road, Ph. (03) 366 1780 Farrington Ave Bishopdale, Ph. (03) 359 5729

Summer in a Macaron Pop in-store or online for a taste of summer today.

J’aime les macarons

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

As Kiwi as a sausage on the BBQ, so too the humble pie is an icon to our culture. Specializing in exceptional products, our pies are something to behold, with new flavours being introduced all the time, such as Roasted Lamb & Rosemary there is something great each day under the Butchers Apron… Come on down to

The Butchers Apron

right next to Peter Timbs Meats in Edgeware!

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SOCIAL SCENE Steve Corich, Nathon Wright

Gerard & Leigh Brown, Darren Wright (Owner)


On Thursday 16 February, the stunning Chillingworth Road celebrated the official opening of its new “room”.

Jackson, Leanne, Maddox & Darren Wright (Owners) Mathilde Laborde, Hannah Small, Tim Ogle

Amanda Siave, Amy Harris

Doris Barnard, Mark Hickman Mike Dickie, Richard Parkes

Guests toasted the new arrival with delicious canapes and drinks. Chillingworth Road offers a restaurant, bar, bistro and private dining. Photos by Jane Wyles Photography - for copies email:

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


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

Enjoy Summer at Fresh summer fare made daily. friendly, welcoming service Hours: Mon-Fri 7am - 4pm Weekends 8am - 4pm 800 Harewood Road, Cnr Johns & Harewood Rd (03) 359 0138 café 54 March 02, 2017 Metropol

Introducing our new Mumm Room…

Private dining up to 14 guests Intimate cocktail functions Business meetings Own chef (by request) 2/478 Cranford St, Papanui


New Menu Coming... Keeping many of the old favourites, and adding some fresh new options including our delicious Tasting Plate.

The sophisticated evolution of The Rock! 82 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph. 347 4192 Open Mon-Thurs 4pm-late, Fri-Sun 12pm-late


PILLOW TALK By Kate Pierson

The expression ‘pillow talk’ has long had rather a lighthearted innuendo, but we’re reinventing the vocabulary wheel with this one and imbuing it with style instead!


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he pillow/cushion is a practicality in our homes, and it’s also the perfect accent for spaces parched of personality. From small in size to large, floor based options, this decorative accent has transformative power, helping to tie in colours and introduce layers and texture to a space. From the boudoir to the balcony, there are options for every occasion and better yet, many of these are flexible by nature and will play to their strengths in different settings. The perfect companion to throws, the cooler temperatures beg for a combination of both. A monochrome colour scheme offers a play-it-safe foray into working with these accents, and when you’ve built your confidence, you can start to experiment with bold hues and statement prints and patterns.





COMPANION Pillows and throws are like a match made in interior design heaven, so acknowledging and showcasing one without the other is a style crime.


n the spirit of honouring these perfect companions, we’ve pulled together a collection of some of our favourite cosy throws and cuddly blankets. I love creating a sea of soft layers on my occasional chairs, on the sofa and at the end of the bed and all of these candidates would make striking accessories for your home.




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Your big plans made easy.

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

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

- your choice naturally

Heather Cayford Owner


Do you want an entirely unique look? To create aesthetically beautiful spaces which will add beauty and individuality to your home?


Naturally Tiles will work with the client’s vision and solve any problems which arise. They have the expertise to offer solid technical advice on the actual layout of tiles, liaising directly with tilers, builders and project managers. They offer a comprehensive service from concept through to execution, involved in the process until the final installation. The team aligns themselves with only exceptional installation contractors. They have strong relationships with leading Canterbury designers who utilise them for tile advice and supply. Naturally Tiles are not limited to what is available in New Zealand. If clients have a picture or a clear idea of what they want, they will try and source it. This opens up the world of Italian tiles to their customers. They can order directly from Italy if the tile is not already instore. There is a three month lead in waiting for the tiles to arrive from Italy but they are worth waiting for. Tiles are a great starting point when building, especially when investing in such a quality product. With all of Italy at their fingertips the possibilities are endless. Naturally Tiles are an independent boutique store, an intimate sized company committed to providing personalised service to clients. Drop in and see them. Parking is available out front of the store located in a highly visual, high profile position on Mandeville Street. Follow Naturally Tiles on Facebook for the latest things happening instore. Metropol March 02, 2017 59

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THE HEART OF THE HOME “If you are selling your house an outdated kitchen can put a buyer off,” says Adrian Kay of Dream Doors Christchurch.


itchens sell houses. One of the most important considerations house buyers will make is the state of the kitchen. If it is not looking its best, it instantly creates a perception that a new, expensive kitchen will be required.

“A simple kitchen facelift can make your house more sellable without the cost of a new kitchen,” Adrian suggests. Adrian and Tammy Kay, and their team specialise in kitchen facelifts. They also design and install new kitchens. As part of

the Dream Doors Kitchen franchise they are able to access national purchasing powers, and are able to offer the comfort of extended warranties and support. Giving an old kitchen a fresh look is a relatively simple process that is less expensive than a renovation or a new installation. It can significantly improve the visual impact a house has on potential buyers. “On the flipside, if you are buying a property, an outdated or tired kitchen can be a good way to barter down the asking price,” Adrian says. After purchase, “a kitchen facelift can immediately add value to your home”. Adrian and his team will support you throughout the kitchen facelift process, with advice and ideas on fittings and colours, benchtops and splashbacks, and more. Dream Doors Christchurch will be at the Home Show, March 24 – 26, at Horncastle Arena. If you are interested in renovating your kitchen make sure you stop by their stand or contact them. Phone 338 1081, email and follow them on Facebook at Dream Doors Christchurch.

A family-owned business specialising in Renovations & House Levelling We also do Foundations Renovations Earthquake Repairs New Homes

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We can start your new home of tomorrow – today.

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SOCIAL SCENE Sarah Gray (Snaffle Design), Jennifer Hamlin (Dan Saunders Construction)


Josh Smith (ZBuilt), Glen Harley (Harley Builders)

CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR On Friday 3 February, the highly talented team members at Bob Burnett Architecture came together to celebrate the dawn of a New Year.

Ben Webster (NK Windows), Josh Smith, Glenn Harley Deborah Croft (SUPERHOME Movement), Bob Burnett (Owner - Bob Burnett Architecture)

Natalie Dufton (Comber&Comber Interiors) Steven Ell (Ell Architecture)

Ben Webster, Bob Burnett Tom, Renee & Hisaka Watanabe (HFC Civil & Structural Ltd)

The iconic firm is widely recognised and celebrated for its outstanding and award-winning portfolio of work.

Check Facebook for more from this event.

Photos by André Glynn - for copies email:

Christchurch’s Leading Renovation Professionals

The Pursuit of Excellence P. 0800 MERITB (0800 637 482)




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AWARD-WINNING PRACTICE SCOOPS THREE TOP DESIGN AWARDS IN 2016 Over the past 15 years, O’Neil Architecture has cemented its position within the South Island’s design sector as a boutique mid to high-end architectural design office, with over 30 regional and national design awards under its belt.

with great excitement and surprise to hear that they had taken out not two, but three of the awards. Two Architectural Designers New Zealand Auckland regional awards were won – with stiff competition within the Auckland market – as well as the 2016 Trends International Design Awards in the New Zealand Architectural Designer New Home category – a national award, soon to be taken to the international field. “We are absolutely humbled to have such success nationwide – recognition of this level is incredible,” says Practice Manager, Lucy Ross. “We are devoted to delivering exceptional service to our clients and winning these awards has been the icing on the cake for a fantastic year. I love hearing from our clients when we have won an award or are mentioned somewhere high profile, they get just as excited and thrilled about it as we do.” For further information about O’Neil Architecture’s award winning designs, visit


hat being said, like most Cantabrians, the team’s ultimate focus over the last five years has been supporting clients within the community, rebuilding their homes and assisting them with getting back on their feet – with little time dedicated to competitions or awards. However, after applying for two highly regarded competitions last year, it came

Re-use your existing Kitchen Cabinetry & Modernise it by replacing it with new Benchtops & Joinery... Kitchen Facelifts and Installation - from innovation to creation in style 0508 MY KITCHEN 14 Stanley Street, Sydenham C

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EMBRACING OLD SCHOOL There’s been a surge in parents embracing ‘old school’ objections of affection for their little ones.

Poncho’s, Wraps and Capes for Winter at Coco Gifts.


Original oil painting by Nina Cook from the exhibition ‘Opening’ on at Little River Gallery from March 11.

Outdoor cushion clearance at Terra Viva.

3ft Silver vase $199+gst. 3 1/2 ft Orange stand $98+gst. Orange vase $199+gst. Now instore at Kabchi’s Homewares.

New greeting cards in Terra Viva’s huge range.


e live in an era where even the smallest people in our lives need a digital detox from time-to-time, and it seems children’s toy manufacturers are coming to the party with some very down to earth alternatives to the technological bells and whistles kids have become far too accustomed to. Simple yet stylish wooden pull toys have become the latest craze as brands pay homage to bygone toy eras. As a child of the backyard, bikes and bruised knees epoch, I for one am pleased to see a return to toys that require the most impressionable among us to engage their mind and most importantly their imagination.

savings with style

summer clothing making way for the next season. Morroccan Light $199+GST

And with GREAT savings.

BEAUTIFUL & Unique homewares

Butterfly Chair $699+GST

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For a kitchen that is truly bespoke and personalised, there is no room for a ‘one size fits all’ approach. A return to first principles is essential and Blum New Zealand is a loyalist to this logic.

family owned brand with roots and a large presence in Austria, the company’s main product groups are lift mechanisms, hinges and drawer systems for furniture – in particular for kitchen furniture. Of the business’ focus, Marketing Consultant Sophie Beets comments, “We are always focused on the end consumer. We have an international identity but engage local designers. We also intentionally stick to three specialist product lines so we are at the forefront of innovation.” “We design for longevity and provide a lifetime guarantee for our mechanical products. We also have very strict quality control – less than one millimeter. It is mindboggling what our teams can do, all the while protecting the environment through sustainable business practices.” With geographic reach as far as Brazil and Poland, the business is fully embedded in these environments with a fundamental understanding of what makes its customers tick. A total of 6300 staff work for 28 Blum subsidiaries with New Zealand inheriting the outstanding brand six years ago. “In New Zealand, like abroad, the company philosophy revolves around the three core products and our attention to detail. We have actually conducted kitchen observations to streamline our products and what we do. “For example, our R&D team undertook a study of 10 sample New Zealand kitchens looking at how the end user interacts with the product, what ergonomic features they would benefit from when it comes to bending and straining, and how many are cooking in the kitchen on a regular basis.” The result of these examinations is a product that is truly unique to the user, combining good looks and superb functionality. Based in Woolston, Blum is a trade supplier yet has a showroom for anyone to explore. See and experience the Austrian made product range in person. For more information visit


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SPACE TOWER More information


27 Dalziel Place

The SPACE TOWER pantry offers an efficient and ergonomic solution for every level of kitchen. The pantry is flexible in terms of height, width and depth and can be manufactured by your cabinet maker in either Blum TANDEMBOX or LEGRABOX drawer systems. Strong weight loading per pull-out ensures your pantry will be a practical pleasure to use for the lifetime of your kitchen.

Woolston, Christchurch 621 Rosebank Road Avondale, Auckland

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Masters of the


When you have a strong family heritage underpinning an innovative enterprise committed to Research and Development (R&D), you have a recipe for commercial success. Misco Joinery is emblematic of this fact.


stablished in 1988, this family-run business specialises in the design and manufacture of kitchens as well as laundries, wardrobes and study areas throughout Christchurch, North and South Canterbury and the West Coast of New Zealand. With its directors taking a hands-on role in the business, Misco Joinery continues to flourish thanks to its unwavering ambition, continuity of service and impressive capability. Accounts & Marketing Manager Penny Abell comments, “We do the whole package, from the design all the way through to installation. We use our own people to do the job so in effect we are a one stop shop. By doing it this way, we ensure everything is done to a very high standard.” Focused on the customer experience, Misco Joinery specialises in both new builds and renovations. The business is on the precipice of an exciting change with a move to Kaiapoi at the end of April. “We are so looking forward to expanding into our new, purpose-built 3500 square metre factory with state-of-theart automated machinery.” Needless to say, Misco Joinery remains destined for great things.

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Whether it’s for a delicious fruity Pimms concoction or mint garnished H20, it never hurts to have a pretty pitcher in your fridge.


ractically perfect in every way, this Kate Spade creation is an adorable addition to any kitchen space that prioritises style as much as it places emphasis on utilitarianism. Better still, gold and polka dots are the distilled essence of sweet without being saccharine, so this could be a fun theme to introduce across your wider kitchen aesthetic.




BLISS By Kate Pierson

My culinary skills may be less than desirable, but I like to think my kitchen has been dressed to impress.



ome may say having a good looking kitchen is completely irrelevant if I spend little to no time in it, but I’d beg to differ. The aesthetic of a kitchen can introduce great personality into a home, fulfilling a role that is just as important as the living room or boudoir. To that end, I’ve made it my domestic mission to create a stand-out look that is all about the little details. From scissors to saucers, there is something for everyone in this kitchen collection. We hope you’re feeling hungry for style because we’re serving up a very generous portion with a side of indulgence!

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Your big plans made easy.




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

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

NZ Made Linen Sofas

Open 7 Days. Free Customer Parking 137 VICTORIA STREET

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CREATING LIVING DREAMS The show home at 2 Carpenter Drive, The Woodlands, Prebbleton, is strong and striking on its corner section. Clad in James Hardie linea board with architectural series Onyx-honed feature bricks, A1Homes’ latest showhome in Christchurch clearly tells the story of the quality you can expect if you build with this housing company.


Should customers choose to build with A1Homes the company handles the full build. “We believe building a new home should be one of the most rewarding experiences of anyone’s life. So when we are given charge of the build, we walk our customers through the journey, step by step, so they are aware of every part of their build, every part of the way from the concept plans through to completion. “Once a customer finds a preferred building site, we advise them to visit our nearest A1Homes’ showhome, such as this one at Prebbleton, to see just how much we can offer them for their budget.” Although A1Homes offers more than 60 architect-designed plans, there is the flexibility to mould these plans to meet specific requirements and the Prebbleton house is an example of this. Alternatively, the team can start from scratch or use your own design. A1Homes is also known for offering kitset houses where customers purchase all the materials they will need to construct a house and they contract the builders and subcontractors themselves. “Lots of our customers like to run the build themselves. That way they can save themselves thousands of dollars.” For more information on A1 Homes go to or call Adam Edwards on 027 838 6077.

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S REDEFINING THE INNOVATION BOUNDARIES “Step beyond what’s typical and find a point of difference,” Simon Banks of High Country Homes says.

imon knows this can be a provocative statement, but for new home builds, quality of design and style should be as crucial to a new home project as the workmanship and materials. “I don’t believe people are entirely aware of what is possible in design today - just how many options there are. In addition to function, a new home needs an element of style that is unique to its owners. “People still aren’t venturing beyond hip roofs, mono claddings and gib groove reveals. They would do so much better for themselves to choose experienced craftsmen builders who can add a bit of flavour to their project.” The team at High Country Homes can offer expertise in concept, design and styling as well as balance in items such as insulation, heating, lighting, alternative power and off-grid requirements. High Country Homes are often finalists in NZ House of the Year. One new project just underway features a post and beam structure with schist and macrocarpa claddings. “There’s nothing typical about this house and we look forward to the development of this excellent project which is styled after a North American barn.” High Country Homes cover all over Canterbury including Christchurch city and work for people on all level of budgets. For more information on what High Country Homes can offer phone Simon directly on 027 222 4974 or 03 312 8312 or meet with him and Rachel for coffee with no obligation. To view some recent projects visit

Letting & Property Management Services

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Principal Realty Ltd Licensed REAA 2008

HEY, BAMBINO! When presented with a showcase of stunning children’s clothing and crafts, it’s hard not to get a case of cluckiness.


ortunately for mothers, mothers-to-be, and broody friends who simply love to scout a bargain, Canterbury’s very own craft and design market ‘The Bambino Market’ is on the horizon. The enchanting event will be held on Sunday 26 March from 10am-3pm at Lincoln Event Centre. The boutique market will showcase 50 stalls

featuring premium products – these are all handmade by the stallholders and are focused on gorgeous garments, toys and accessories for babies and children. Nursery and kids’ room décor will also be on show and sale. A selection of food and coffee vendors will be on site and visitors are reminded to bring cash! ATMs will be available.




Beautiful Make A Statement

Shop 5, 346 Halswell Road,Halswell Ph. 03 322 1368



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A must see on your next visit to Lincoln

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8 Ngatea Road, Diamond Harbour From the stunning views of our beautiful harbour to the immaculate easy care tastefully landscaped section this as new executive style contemporary home is immaculate in every way. North facing to take in the views and sun with large decks on 2 levels, this 3 double bedroom, 2 bathroom home exudes a feel of quality with a lovely peaceful ambience. Cleverly designed to maximise space, the main bedroom is huge and features a bench with a sink and running water for tea and coffee making, large walk-in-robe and a spacious luxurious bathroom with a spa bath positioned to see all the sights of the harbour. Nice quiet location, very easy care and will be a delight to own.

Tim Dunningham (03) 329 4161 027 651 5474

$675,000 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Living 690m2 Land Area

Viewing by appointment & Open Home: Sundays 1:15 to 1:45 Ref No. 3647

Coastal Real Estate - It’s what we do!

Let your imagination run wild

*the boundary line shown is approximate only

Situated in the heart of Redcliffs Village, 107 & 109 Main Road is blue chip real estate. Two separate titles comprising 822m2 & 761m2 being sold together, giving you 1583m2 of arguably Christchurch’s most desirable seaside opportunity. Wake up to a tranquil atmosphere, the sound of lapping water and exquisite views across the broad expanse of the Estuary and Moncks Bay. A rainbow of colour encompasses stunning sunrises, bright yachts and kayaks, with captivating bird life as you wander down to the village for an ice cream or launch your paddle board. You will appreciate the proximity to the vibrant village and shopping amenities. This really is the ultimate location for your fantasy home. Do your homework, talk to your architect and start dreaming the dream of

Auction 4.00pm, Wednesday 22 March 2017 Ray White Ferrymead, 21 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead (unless sold prior) View by appointment Eddie Spry 0211565884 Mark Gardner 021 633 669

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109C Moncks Spur Road


Capturing expansive views that glide across sparkling Moncks Bay towards Pegasus Bay and the Kaikoura Ranges, this brand new homes premiere position enjoys a vista that is simply paradise. This shining star has the ambience of a luxury resort with a focus on contemporary style, design and comfort. This substantial 247m² home features four double bedrooms and three bathrooms. Luxurious and bespoke fittings and fixtures are unified in a soft natural palette throughout this home and there’s an undeniable feeling of quality. This layout is ideal for families or executives. Entertaining and leisure activities are king of this castle, with a versatile open plan living and dining layout next to the fabulous kitchen, that will satisfy the home gourmet, while also enjoying the incredible natural landscape. Indulge in the seaside lifestyle in a future proof home whose enjoyment is simply magical.

1pm, Sun 19 Mar 2017 (unless sold prior) On Site

View Thurs 1-1.30pm, Sun 2-2.30pm

Bonnie Brown M 021 343 407 B 03 595 2844 WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

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