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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 nature of the industry keeps loyalists to 'what's hot and what's not' on their There’s a beautiful addition in today’s issue. You’ll find it tucked toes, and leaves the rest of us who consider ourselves a 'work in progress' into the home section – a bed and boudoir special that is so rather perplexed. enticing should come withhas a inspired ‘proceed with caution’ disclaimer All of this it 'threads and kicks' talk some nostalgic and rather cringeas your purchasing impulses will go into overdrive! inducing memories for me as I reflect on my style – or rather unstylish evolution. It would be difficult to determine which of the styles I donned as a kid of the eighties and nineties eras deserves the 'most heinous' fashion faux pas title. ur bedrooms are a wonderful sanctuary. While putting this section My obsession with unflattering fabrics; oversized, wideleg jeans, and tie-dye together, I started reminiscing about some of the bedrooms I have been leggings with slouch socks spring to mind as does a denim 'cowgirl' styled fortunate to have over the years. My earliest memories of a bedroom hark dress covered in sequins, which I picked up second-hand shopping with my back to the first home my dad ever owned. Purchased for $65,000 circa Mum and wore to the point of its extinction. That was a sad day in our 1990, the house was two-storey and needed a lot of tender loving care. household. My dad worked tirelessly to refurbish my bedroom introducing a new colour I also can't the pink, that my friend and I wore on scheme and forget furnishings that patent are stillleather clear inheels my mind’s eye today. It was a simple girls' but nights out.created My preoccupation with why heeled shoes longer and the case these room, it was with love hence it was so (no cherished memorable. days) around age of–six I begged my parents– for my Manyinoffact youstarted may beaton similarthe journeys forwhen yourself or your children creating own pair 'clip clops'. I still vividly we remember when they tookto me buy them. spaces thatofresonate. How fortunate are to have the means dotothis. I During think I probably them such lots wasof the love of ‘homes’ these $20 my travelsinsisted across on thesleeping globe, I in experienced diff erent – white, pointed heels with bows colourful casas in Cuba, tiny clay on. constructions in India housing several families, The interesting thing aboutinaLondon, lot of the styles we have banished to in the backKong. of towering apartment blocks and claustrophic micro-units Hong our minds/wardrobes find themselves back in vogue when style Each was as fascinatingisasthat thethey other. At Metropol weto are fortunate share wind. the stories of talented tradespeople, royalists decide give them ato second interior designers and homeware stores that allpersonal participate in helping us to create Ultimately, fashion is an extremely subjective, thing, but I believe one the homes and bedrooms of our dreams. I’m sure you will fi nd many of of the best parts about donning something you feel really proud of, is these the people in today’s issue.Despite being somewhat of a Tomboy these days, I know I confidence injection. 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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ANZAC day, Tuesday 25 April, is already a special occasion, honouring the strength and stoicism of the people that fought for our freedom.


t seems a fitting occasion therefore, that new life will be given an opportunity to thrive this ANZAC day thanks to the recently launched national native tree planting programme for Tūhaitara Coastal Park in North Canterbury - Trees That Count. With the support of Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust, Trees That Count are working tirelessly through a gifting programme to make their vision a reality. The Trust has a 200 year vision for the restoration of the park, which includes areas of major ecological and cultural significance and offers extensive educational and recreational opportunities. Tūhaitara Coastal Park covers approximately 700 hectares of land along the coastline from the Waimakariri River mouth to the settlement of Waikuku Beach. Stretching along the coast for 10.5 kilometres, it comprises many natural features of local, regional and national importance.


“ANZAC Day is a symbolic day for Kiwis; a day to commemorate and honour those who served New Zealand during the war,” says Joris de Bres, spokesperson for Trees That Count. “By bringing volunteers and donors together to plant on this important day of remembrance, we aim to promote the commitment and camaraderie of the ANZACs as we give back to our beautiful country. Our goal is to ensure a positive future for generations to come, with the fostering of new life in every native tree which is planted.” Donate or sign up to volunteer via


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The much loved Food Show will be taking place in Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena from Friday 7 - Sunday 9 April, and Cantabrian visitors can look forward to a bounty of outstanding culinary experiences.

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 10 April and the winners will be notified on Tuesday 11 April.

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or inspiration in the kitchen, you can enjoy cooking demonstrations from New Zealand’s top gastronomes Annabel Langbein, Annabelle White, Jonny Schwass, Michael Van de Elzen and Ray McVinnie. Plus, over one hundred regional, national and global exhibitors will be showcasing everything from coconut yoghurt, fresh tapenades, artisan dumplings and black garlic to raw chocolate, flavoured popcorn, freeze dried fruit, wine and cheese – as well as everything in between! Earlybird tickets to The Food Show Christchurch are available from We have two Food Show prize pack to give away with delicious treats including Countdown mixed nuts, Loving Earth Chocolate, Chantal Organics Peanut Butter, Pure Delish bars and cereal, Fresh As Freeze Dried Raspberries and Raspberry Powder, Hakanoa Handmade Ginger Lemon Honey Concentrate, Wild Fennel Co Gourmet Seasoning, SpiceCraft Smokey Garlic Salt and even something for the dog, K9 Natural Beef Feast Toppers. Visit

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CELEBRATING FASHION IN STYLE On Tuesday 28 February, fashionistas joined Ballantynes for the official launch of its edit for Autumn/Winter 2017.

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Pictured: The Continental bakery team with its award-winning hot cross buns. Left to right: Fernanda Ibanez, Loredana O’Neill, Head Baker Wayne Rewi, Bakery and Patisserie Manager Marcus Braun, Beth Parkin and Kate Tranter.

T HOT THIS EASTER A zesty citrus and spice-scented bun with a tasty blend of mixed fruits – this is the Hot Cross Bun judged the best, most delicious bun in Christchurch and North Canterbury in the recent Great New Zealand Hot Cross Bun Competition 2017.

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he hotly contested Top 10 Hot Cross Buns across New Zealand were announced in Wellington earlier this month with Canterbury’s Continental Bakery team delighted to be 4th in the country (after bakeries in Auckland, Hastings and Timaru). This was the first time for some years Continental Bakery, based in Rangiora, has entered the annual competition held by the Bakery Industry of New Zealand (BIANZ). Some weeks of trialling recipes, staff tastings and critiquing saw one recipe stand out from the rest – and the judges agreed. Continental Bakery and Patisserie Manager Marcus Braun believes what makes the Continental Hot Cross Buns so delicious is a special glaze and a new mix of different fruits including fresh lemon and orange zest. To be officially recognised as producing the best Hot Cross Buns In Christchurch and North Canterbury is an amazing achievement, Braun says. “We’re really excited about producing them now for our customers to enjoy.” The award-winning buns are available to savour with a coffee or pre-order purchase until 21 April from Continental Bakery (Percival Street, Rangiora), Kingsford Kitchen (Southbrook) or Mona Vale Pantry (Fendalton).


It’s that time of year when many of us have been pondering tax matters. One person ideally suited to help during any time of the year is mobile accountant Jason McFadden of McFadden Accounting Ltd.


espite a home office in the midst of a beautiful garden in Clarkville, Jason enjoys travelling to meet Canterbury business clients, often working for a fixed fee. It affords him a greater understanding of how client businesses operate. Personable and experienced, Jason is also a qualified lawyer. He counts this a great blessing when it comes to New Zealand’s constantly changing taxation and banking laws. “It’s true that countries can have a simple or a fair tax system, but they’re mutually exclusive.” The take-home message is that Kiwis have a fair system, but one weighted with complexity. Also contracted to Tax Link, Christchurch,

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Community Theatre group Elmwood Players have finalised their exciting line up of productions for this year.


hree major productions will be staged, the first being the adult comedy, “All This Intimacy”. This will be followed by the adult drama, “The Thrill Of Love”, which tells the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hung in Britain. The final production for the year will be the New Zealand comedy, “Heaven

Help Us!” The Players will also present a short season of one act plays mid-year, under the title “Mix ‘n Match”. “All This Intimacy”, directed by Doug Clarke and opening 19 April, is a comedy about friendship and lust and how the two don’t mix. Ty Greene is a normal guy with three very big problems. In an unprecedented (for him) run of promiscuity, Ty has managed to impregnate three women in the span of one week: His ex-girlfriend, his 40-something married nextdoor neighbour, and his 18 yearold student. In this edgy comedy Ty’s problems illuminate every triumph and failure of his life, and as the women in his world converge and figure out what’s happened, Ty realises that his life is adrift, and that he only has a limited time to try to piece it back together. Discover the exciting shows for yourself.

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OF A LIFETIME What do you do when you’re passionate about travel and you also love working with people? You become a travel consultant of course.


ridget Hanrahan, manager of the recently opened helloworld travel agency in Fendalton Village, says that ever since high school she was determined to be a travel consultant. “I’ve been in the travel industry for over 12 years now and I never tire of helping clients to turn their travel ideas and dreams into reality – and also hearing about their experiences and seeing their photos when they return.” With such a wealth of travel knowledge behind her, in both wholesale and retail travel, Bridget was ready to own her own business. Together with her husband Glenn she took the huge leap to create helloworld Fendalton. “We opened on 1 February. Yes – it’s certainly daunting setting up your own store, but it’s also super exciting and the feedback we have already had from the public about how convenient it is to have a travel agent in this area is very positive for our future here. We are at the beginning of our journey, making our way up Everest and we will make every step count. ” Bridget is supported at helloworld Fendalton by consultants Angela Blazey and Carolyn Parker. Angela has been in the travel industry for nine years and Carolyn for 23. “We value ourselves on the personal experience and understanding of travel locations and opportunities that we can offer our clients. It is very important to us to spend time with clients, building rapport with them and finding out what sorts of travel experiences will give them the most pleasure and satisfaction. This approach is at the heart of the helloworld philosophy and what makes it such a fresh brand.” helloworld Fendalton is located in the Fendalton Village Shopping Centre on the corner of Clyde and Ilam roads. Phone (03) 741 2350.

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On Thursday 16 February, clients, friends and family came together to celebrate the branch opening of helloworld Fendalton. helloworld Fendalton loves helping clients to turn their travel ideas and dreams into a reality.

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t is hard not to fall head over halls for the effortless glamour of Harman Grubiša. A visual and tactile delight, a remarkable triumph and a style statement so beautiful it is almost gratuitous, in its relatively short life, the brand has experienced tremendous glory since it burst onto the scene a couple of years ago. And rightly so.

The product of two visionaries Jess and Madeleine, Harman Grubiša is celebrating the release of its sixth ready-to-wear season, Rococo, and talks to Metropol about the journey to date, and what lies ahead. What does Harman Grubiša offer as a unique point of difference in the fashion landscape? There is an element of effortless glamour injected into your wardrobe from every Harman Grubiša piece. How did you each come to know that fashion was your passion and your forte? Jess: I can simply put this down to one moment – for me it was at a very young age watching a Christian Dior by Galliano Couture Show. From there I knew wanted to create in the world of fashion. Madeleine: My background has been very art focused; design, paint and art history. As time went on it became evident to me that design was inherent to who I am and I just wanted to explore creating beautiful, interesting, unique things.

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What was it like to be welcomed into the global family of Mercedes-Benz Presents designers at the 2016 New Zealand Fashion Week? It was an immense honour. We’ve always dreamed of opening Fashion Week. At two years into our business, it was a surreal moment for us – (personally and professionally), to say the least. What do you both consider to be the top three milestones for the brand to date? There have been so many for us – it has been an amazing ride, and we are so grateful for all the experiences we have had. If we had to pick three: Mercedes-Benz Presents Harman Grubiša and opening New Zealand Fashion Week 2016; being amongst some of the first New Zealand labels to be nominated for the International Woolmark Prize; our store - creating a home at 20 Jervois Road, Ponsonby Auckland for Harman Grubiša less than a year in.


e are surrounded by so many inspiring people on a daily basis ... A lot of the women we dress have inspiring stories– and we get to meet them through our store.

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How would you sum up Harman Grubiša in a sentence? Effortless glamour with much personality. Who have been some of the most inspiring innovators on your journey? We have had the pleasure of working with Alison Veness and Rebecca Khoury (of Australian Vogue & 10 Magazine) as mentors. They are abundant in passion and support and the relationship has been both challenging and wonderful. We are surrounded by so many inspiring people on a daily basis however, a lot of the women we dress have inspiring stories– and we get to meet them through our store, which is such a wonderful aspect of our ‘job’! Can you share the narrative for your latest collection with us? Rococo is designed to be both refined and playful, as its namesake suggests. This season we focused on romantic silhouettes, pleating and rich colour and textures throughout. Think high shine metallic golds, mixed with blush and berry coloured sateens and a signature jacquard textile woven throughout. The range includes our well-loved statement coats, as well as a collaborative jewellery offering, made alongside local jeweller Jasmin Sparrow, and a return to footwear. Rococo is feminine and lush and romantic.

Without giving away any secrets, what lies in store for Harman Grubiša? We have so many secrets! That’s why Jess’ hair is so big! We are moving into international expansion this year – we have some very exciting editorial projects coming up and some wonderful events happening with our brand partners – MAC, Mercedes-Benz, Stephen Marr et al - our fashion family. Do you have a favourite mantra or philosophy? Madeleine: In fashion the only constant is change – often I can find myself a little overwhelmed amidst all the commotion and Jess will say to me ‘Tide comes in, tide goes out’ - which is too true. It’s a romantic way of saying, ‘you have to roll with the punches’ I guess.

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vent organiser Mike Sheppard comments, “We are delighted we have been able to keep The Christmas Country Fete in Hurunui District, as they have been a great supporter over the years. We plan to maintain the very successful format, and quality stallholders that the Christmas Country Fete has been famous for.” This year’s event will usher in a fabulous new VIP tent, giving ticketholders access to the fete one hour earlier for an enjoyable shopping spree. They can then enjoy all day food and wine from White Tie Catering. “This will be an area to come back to allowing you to relax and recharge before heading out to shop again,” Mike explains. A sterling MC for the demonstrator tent is in the pipelines with a pending announcement to be made at as well as on Facebook. “We are also working to setup a men’s area this year for all the men who come along with wives and partners, so I encourage any men who are not sure, to put the day in their diary, as it will be a great day out for them as well.” With plenty of free parking and access available from two separate areas, what’s not to love about this year’s event?

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ADVENTUROUS STYLE STORY It would be fair to say that Jane Daniels is most certainly a jewel in the sartorial crown in Christchurch.

eld in the highest regard for its exquisite, timeless styles, the brand is taking on the world in an adventurous fashion for autumn and winter. Jane says, “My autumn winter 2017 collection is all about the opulence of old Imperial Russia. I was inspired by my recent travel through St Petersburg and Moscow. “I loved the extraordinary embellishments, fine craftsmanship of the costumes and architecture, and the hidden gems inside the Faberge eggs. Most of this has translated into the colour palette of the collection with a few hints of surprise in patterned linings, hand painting and beading and the beautiful braided detailing.” The stunning new collection features fabrics that are beautifully tactile and personally selected from Europe – alpaca, wool, velvet and silk play an important role, telling a luxurious story. “I have worked with colours like Prussian blue, military khaki, regiment red, ballet pink, deep purples and blues of the gemstones.” As the brand ambassador for Innovative Travel since 2007, Jane has a deep affinity for adventure and her most recent experience of Russia. She has taken this inspiration and used it to create magical details in her line – from hand sculptured buttons to embellished chokers and belts. “I love to create high-quality, timeless pieces with a stylish edge for a range of ages. All of my pieces are made in New Zealand and my team and I are currently working on getting our new online store up and running so watch this space.”

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SEW BEAUTIFUL I wake up each morning and think what shall I sew today? It’s a real joy to be at work and creating something that is both fun and practical.�



erena Bullen is passionate about her clothing company Little Tribe. Having three older boys now, she loves to make garments for little ones. There is everything in the range from shorts, dresses and T shirts to rompers, playsuits, slouchies, hoodies, caps and accessories. The Little Tribe signature fabric has been designed by a New Zealand surface designer who has incorporated tepees, buffaloes, feathers, cacti, arrows and dream

catchers. These all tie in superbly with the black and white theme and the random pops of colours. Any child would feel very special dressed in this distinctive and funky style. Serena also had a designer create a range of New Zealandmade 100 percent cotton blankets. These luxurious blankets carry on the same theme of arrows, tepees, feathers and dream catchers. The Little Tribe clothes are currently for both boys and girls from infants up to six years old, but Serena is looking to expand the range to include children up to 10 or 12. All clothes are made from high quality fabrics for a comfortable feel and stylish look. Serena sells the clothing range through her website, through Instagram and Facebook. You can also see the garments in store at Wee Kiwi in Rangiora. If you phone 027 256 7665 Serena would be delighted to welcome you to her workshop where you can view all the various items that she makes including cushions and infant wraps.

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By Kate Pierson

When it comes to building a wardrobe with personality, you can never go wrong with a little – or a whole lot – of sparkle and attitude.


ate Moss is the official rock’n’roll muse of the modern era; a beautiful and edgy personification of this sartorial genre. Heroines also include Mary Kate Olsen and Alexa Chung. When it comes to our interpretation of this style, we favour a large step removed from the archetypal rock’n’roll hallmarks – think mohawks and top to toe leather – and are firm fans of a toughened up take on romantic glamour.

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STYLE DOCTOR By Bridget Hope

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COAT CHECK 3. YOUR NEW SEASON CHECKLIST FOR BUYING A WINTER COAT A good coat will be one of the highest ticket items in your wardrobe and a daily companion from May through September. Follow these quick tips for coat acquisition success.


Buy the best quality coat you can afford. Generally, the more expensive a coat, the longer it will last due to its wool or down count. Cheap coats, made from cheap fabrics, never hang as well on the body and crumple more easily too. Check the label: Assuming you want to achieve warmth from your coat, if the fabric label reveals anything under 50 percent wool content - leave it on the hanger. Better still, a cashmere/wool mix delivers extra softness without the heavy bulk. Cashmere is the softest natural fibre against the skin and mixing it with wool is a wonderful way to reap the benefits without the hefty price tag of 100 percent cashmere. Shop with purpose: Consider your lifestyle. A lawyer going to court has very different coat needs to a busy mum running here, there and everywhere. And if you find yourself with mounting evening engagements, it’s worth investing in an evening coat to take you from the car to inside. This could see velvet or satin on the collar or cuffs. Here the wool count isn’t so important as it needs to be not too cumbersome once indoors. Consider colour: If there was ever a season to break out of the black, this is it. We have never seen so much colour and embellishment on jackets and coats. A bright coat is also an easy fix to lift even the blackest of wardrobes.

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Study the collar and shape: This can be the deciding factor as to whether a coat is ‘the one’. A long-line slim lapel can balance out a fuller bust and a wider collar can give shape to a petite or very tall frame. Gut feel is everything when it comes to coats. If it doesn’t feel right, leave it in the shop. But if you find yourself doing a little jump for joy when trying it on, clutch it firmly with both hands and head straight to the sales counter. Do not pass go. Finding the perfect coat can be akin to finding the perfect man - in definite short supply! Bridget Hope is the wardrobe director for Magpie Style – a personalised fashion showroom.






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WRAP UP Winter has so many positives when it comes to fashion – from luxurious fabrics to fabulous layers, the chillier temperatures are the perfect time to experiment with both.


owtow’s Autumn Winter knitwear range has officially launched and is available to shop now with stunning pieces that tick both boxes. The range is available in three colour ways from the down-to-earth hue of dark oatmeal to the striking aesthetics of black and yellow. The Queen of Hollywood herself – Reese Witherspoon - brought the yellow Kowtow knit on her recent trip to New Zealand. As per all its clothing, Kowtow’s knitwear is made from 100 percent sustainable organic cotton and under ethical Fairtrade certified conditions; the brand ensures workers across the production chain have sustainable livelihoods.

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OOZING ELEGANCE Set just off its highly accessible location on Colombo Street, Made in the Shade spoils for choice.


alm and de-cluttered, its generous racks are teeming with sartorial possibilities with ranges never dictated by trends and instead focused on timeless, quality classics. Owner Ali is the buyer and has the expertise and eye for bringing in lines that provide a stunning selection of choices for every occasion. “We are proud of offering beautiful clothes that are not mass produced – we stock everything from casual-wear to wedding attire in all different colours and gorgeous fabrics including Italian silk and very soft, supple cotton.” Favouites for the season include Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, which are particularly striking when paired with the delicate looking yet very robust Optimum Knitwear made in New Zealand. “We also have a range of puffer jackets that are popular.” Certainly the latter is a look straight off the international catwalks! Offering top to toe ensembles, Ali says her advice to clients is to come in and get things that match and complement each other. “A complete look is best achieved when pieces are bought together otherwise people can get stuck with a piece they can never match and then it dates.” Salted Ink, Lisette L pants and Evas Sunday – a fan favourite thanks to its use of natural fibres – are all also on offer at Made in the Shade. Experience the friendly service and fabulous fashion for yourself at 151a Colombo Street and visit Summer stock up to 70 percent off.



The name Tracy Ilton is no shrinking wall violet – synonymous with confidence and breathtaking style, the eponymous brand has inherited its owner’s endearing qualities.

racy Ilton, personal stylist, is a true rarity in the industry – she combines an enviable wealth of knowledge about presentation and grooming with compelling expertise in recruitment. It is this unique alchemy that has provided the magic for Tracy’s brand new package Style Your Success. “This is a great opportunity for women looking at their career – from those approaching entry-level employment to mothers who might be considering re-entering the workforce,” Tracy explains. Style Your Success is a niche and very economical package which involves a 90-minute consultation, 90-minute shop and 90-minute coaching session led by Tracy. This provides the perfect opportunity for women to hone their resume while Tracy takes them through interview questions, behavioural techniques, and how to build an excellent rapport with an interviewer. “This is about maximising your look and confidence on a budget and I am so looking forward to the chance to coach women into their first role or facilitate a return to the workforce.” Tracy is currently building strategic partnerships with fashion brands, and plans to reach out to schools, universities and recruiters to embed Style Your Success into their services. For more information about how Tracy can work her magic with your wardrobe, presentation, grooming and self-confidence, visit

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SIR RICHARD’S OBSESSION HAS LED TO GROUND BREAKING - AND AT TIMES CONTROVERSIAL RESEARCH - WHICH HAS REVOLUTIONISED THE UNDERSTANDING AND TREATMENT OF BRAIN DISEASE. “We’re delighted to bring Sir Richard to Christchurch to speak on this very topical subject,” Foundation CEO Kate Russell says. “With an ageing population and brain diseases such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s on the rise due to us surviving longer, many people in the community want to know what’s being done to head cognitive decline off at the pass. But there is so much we can all be doing to help ourselves in terms of lifestyle factors and Sir Richard will give us all some tips,” Kate says. This free public lecture starts at 6pm on Wednesday 17 May at the Rolleston Lecture Theatre at the Otago Medical School, Christchurch (next to Christchurch Hospital). Parking close by can be a challenge so allow plenty of time to find a park. Registrations are essential – call the CMRF office on 353 1243 or email Kate at Visit The Foundation granted more than $1.3 million in research funding in 2016 and you can help by donating today at

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A DEDICATED SKIN SPECIALIST “My approach to skincare is really holistic – I want people to feel like they can go out fresh faced with no make-up on and still feel really good in their own skin,” says Natalie, who recently joined the management team at All About You.


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advanced skin diagnostics, analysis and treatments with other therapists. All About You’s philosophy and approach to education and creating an amazing experience for clients resonated with Natalie, who jumped at the opportunity to join the team. The clinic has recently developed results-driven individualised Skin Health Plans, so clients can enjoy regular treatments at an affordable price. “People are often promised results in short periods of time, which isn’t really possible after so many years of not treating the skin properly,” Natalie says. “Like anything, we need to repair and work through a planned and managed holistic process over time, to achieve real results.” All About You’s Beauty Care membership has also been popular with clients, for regular and flexible beauty maintenance. For $99 a month, clients can select their choice of treatments, essentially 3 for the price of 2.



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 picturehanging 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. The business always does a test strip to get the right tonal range, and there is a range of quality photograph papers, including German etching fine art paper. Top-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 dies, 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 offstreet parking are available.

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FUN-CTIONAL FOOTWEAR At Rangiora Shoe Lines there is not a boring shoe to be seen. Even plainer colours and styles now catch the eye in fun, functional detailing.


nteresting leatherwork reigns supreme, as do blonde heals and lace-ups for shoes, booties and boots. Toe caps are a top trend too. Stylish and practical, they contrast in patents and metallic. Velvet boots are on trend and being delivered by Minx in May. Distressed, antiqued, pinpunched, waffled, weaved and ‘fish-scaled’ leathers are transforming footwear into design pieces. Winter’s exciting fashion has also flowed down to the feet – from patterned prints to bold stars. Django and Juliette showcases this with floral-embroidered boots and also leather-lace edging and vamp fronts in its vintagestyle shoes. Rangiora Shoe Lines has discovered Kacper shoes and boots which are Italian-designed and made in Poland - comfortable sturdy leisurewear with that European edge. And, as always, there’s the best from Rieker, Ziera, Felmini, Bresley, Rollies, Manas, Fly London, Silent D, Minx and Merrell. Visit 162 High Street, Rangiora, Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm and Saturday 10-4pm or Phone 03 313 8444.

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wner Jessica Fearnley-Campbell has a degree in embroidered textiles, as well as a buying and visual merchandising background. Her passion for colour and in-depth fabric knowledge is evident. Giving consideration to her products ethical standards, she believes there’s no other fashion retailer in the region specialising in natural fibres Oxford’s bustling Sunday that offers such a sustainable selection of clothing, Farmer’s market, eateries, wine jewellery, accessories and trinkets under one roof. “We promote fair trade, proudly supporting many bar, museum and art gallery, local brands and designers.” are only 40 minutes from This season, the key fabric is velvet. “Printed or Christchurch. Its boutique stores, embroidered, include this expressive texture in your however, are the icing on the cake wardrobe, such as the stunning velvet coats from - and Marmalade Clothing and Nomads Clothing. Our other autumn/winter fabrics Curiosities is a real treat. include organic cotton corduroy, bamboo, modal and New Zealand merino. Also, our mid-length skirts and TRADE AID shirt dresses are the onTHREAD trend silhouette.” WORK Jessica says the desire NECKLACE for tranquillity, strength and optimism inspires this season’s colour palette. “Blue skies represent consistency, greys a feeling of stability, reds invite confidence and warmth, while hot pink/purples and spicy-mustard yellows suggest the exotic. “Popular Braintree Clothing bamboo socks and tights are back, and there are now bamboo pyjamas and more underwear. Marmalade is the Southern Hemisphere’s only stockist of Weird Fish, with new men’s and women’s sweatshirts and accessories due NOMADS in April. The Noble Wilde and Bay Road’s merino and CLOTHING possum merino is our biggest range yet.” AURORA FITTED Visit Marmalade Clothing and Curiosities, 49A Main COAT Street, Oxford or

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We’re moving so quickly through autumn that before we know it winter will be here. You might not think of winter as being the best time for a wedding, but each season at The Vineyard @Rossendale is visually Metropol Advert 65 x 190 v3 23122015.pdf 1 23/12/2015 10:24:15 a.m. in its own way. memorable

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ur venue is really adaptable for any time of the year,” says Events Manager Graham Jones. “It looks wonderful dressed up in rich, warm colours with flickering candles and the sumptuous style of food that we associate with winter – extremely cosy and intimate. We also have plenty of options for indoor ceremonies, but on a crisp, clear winter’s day it is still beautiful outside in our award-winning gardens where the established trees provide shelter as well as a captivating setting.” Graham says that couples often deliberately choose a winter wedding because it is so much easier to secure the venue of their choice. “We offer special rates for winter weddings and all of our facilities and services are available. We have a range of menus to suit all wedding budgets and couple’s personal ideas are also welcome because for us creating wonderful memories is key to everything we do.” The team from The Vineyard @Rossendale will be at the Great New Zealand Bridal Show at the Addington Events Centre on 9 April between 9am and 3.30pm Stand No 91. Graham will be delighted to hear about your wedding ideas and to show you how The Vineyard @Rossendale can turn those ideas into reality.

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At face value, esteemed jeweller Polished Diamonds ticks all the boxes – a plush location on New Regent Street; thousands of ethically mined, certified diamonds and gemstones; bespoke, precision manufacturing; a thoughtful and personalised service.


es, it’s true, the quality and scope of the brand is undeniable. But in fact, there is so much more to Polished Diamonds than meets the eye. In a David & Goliath industry, Polished Diamonds is a logical choice. It doesn’t need to hide behind elaborate marketing campaigns or ploys for public attention. Instead it attracts new custom and retains loyal clients thanks to its unwavering commitment to service, quality and truly cost-competitive prices through its workshop direct production base. “The only true way to tell a ring or jewellery item is not mass produced in a foreign sweatshop is to buy custom and locally made. We use New Zealand gold and produce to the highest quality standards possible at factory direct prices,” Owner Dan says. So if you’re looking for an engagement, wedding or anniversary ring, or would like to remodel existing items a visit to Polished Diamonds is a must. To discover the dream for yourself, visit 30 New Regent Street or www.

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for Hair and Beauty at Merivale knows this and offers a very popular Golden Girls Club and the team is continually looking for new ways for all its clients to look and feel their best. Creating looks to inspire individual clients along with offering brilliant ideas, techniques and products is the focus. The team knows that maturing clients have specific hair needs and has recently introduced some brilliant new Silver Line colours specifically to tackle these needs. Silver Line gives you glossy, tamed, volumised hair and absolutely flattering colour whether you choose to have a bold new look or enhance your grey hair with beautiful tones such as Slate Grey, Dove Grey, True Lilac or Shimmer Silver. It is important to have a style that suits your hair, face shape and most importantly, lifestyle. If you choose to let the greys come in naturally, your haircut needs to create shape and make a statement. There are lots of ways to add colour and minimise re-growth and the team can talk to you about the numerous options in salon. Perms don’t need to be taboo! A good perm or style support can add manageability and volume to hair. Clients love having hair and beauty therapy all under one roof. Whether it’s for a relaxing facial, pedicure or an eyebrow tidy up, you will walk away looking and feeling fabulous from head to toe. Find the welcoming team upstairs in Merivale Mall or online at


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A NORTH CANTERBURY JEWEL For an all-day breakfast or a glass of North Canterbury wine, the Red Post Café is a jewel for loyal regulars and visitors passing by en-route to Hanmer.


rent and Carolyn Allison, originally from Southland, have owned the café for nine years, but now friendly Culverden is home. “Carolyn is our passionate chef, and Shobna is the baker extraordinaire,” Trent says. “We make 90 percent of our food, which we’ve perfected over the years.” The range is diverse, from the big breakfast and homemade muesli to enticingly presented, freshly made cabinet food, blackboard menu fare, and fantastic Piazza D’Oro coffee. The salmon soufflé is now too popular to remove from the menu, and there’s a rotation of delicious desserts – but Trent assures their carrot cake disappears the fastest. The Blue Cod pan fried with herbs and juicy steak sandwiches are favourites too. Carolyn also volunteers as a firefighter and the energetic couple perform with the Amuri Players - their community support and involvement, including local rugby, is certainly alive with many a birthday, wedding, meeting and function being hosted or catered for. “We’re very flexible. Everyone is well looked after including glutenfree, dairy free or vegetarians,” Trent says. There’s seating for up to 70 inside, and 40 in the tree-shaded garden. Red Post Café is open Friday nights for pizza – Shobna also cooks her creative curry of the moment these nights. Stop by Red Post Café, State Highway 7, Culverden. Open 8am-5pm from Monday to Thursday, 8am- 8pm on Friday and 8am-5.30pm Saturdays and Sundays. Phone 03 315 8492 or visit Facebook.

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elcomed by exceptional friendly service from this diverse company, action seekers are offered the very best in exciting activities and products, for all age groups and abilities. The ski season is approaching and additional to ski and snowboard equipment hire, the centre imports an extensive range of secondhand skis from Europe for sale, as well as second-hand boots, poles, helmets and skischool clothing. Skiing can be affordable, with a pair of skis starting at $100 for children and $250 for adults - and there’s even toboggans. They will be available in store and also at popup locations around New Zealand from May. Dates and locations will be available nearer the time on As a mountain biking specialist, it sports

the largest hire fleet of mountain bikes in the upper South Island, namely the USA-designed brand ‘Specialized’, including the latest pedalassist full suspension. Everyone can have a blast round Hanmer, on a two or four seater Hanmer Rocket, for $8 per half hour and an exhilarating quad bike adventure certainly steps touring up a gear. Clay bird shooting, archery, winery tours and guided trips are other fun-filled options. After an adventurous day, the famous thermal pools beckon, and the store sells the latest season’s exclusive French swimwear brand Femme de la Mer, among other stylish women’s swimwear. Visit Hanmer Adventure Centre on the Hanmer Springs Village main street or phone 03 315 7233.

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Join the Hanmer Bakery gourmet pie fans and head on down to our fabulous bakery located in the heart of Hanmer Open from early morning until late afternoon 7 days a week, 6am - 4pm. Shop 6, Village Shopping Mall Hanmer Springs 7334 Phone: 03 315 7714 Email:

Situated on the main street Rustic Cafe offers a wide range of meals and beverages. Serving our special hot chocolate & real fruit smoothies complimented by our Spanish inspired menu done KIWI style. Great for groups & families & fully licensed. Bookings recommended.

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SAUSAGE By Nicholas Henare

G For centuries we’ve had the illustrious sausage. One of humanities oldest prepared foods, every country in the world has their take on it.

rowing up in New Zealand in the 70s, the ‘go to’ was a real beef sausage on the BBQ fried until it resembled a stick of charcoal and pretty much tasted the same. The occasional foray into “something exotic” in the way of a “sausage casserole” or “devilled sausage” dish had its place too. But oh, how far we have come New Zealand! With the increase in cultures and the access to overseas cuisine, the variations of the sausage we now eat are numerous. Greg Neal, Retail Marketing

Manager for Alliance Meats who has been in the meat industry for thirty years, comments of the industry: “The meat industry is a great industry to work in with competition amongst butchers trying to find the next new flavour to give them an edge over their rivals. “Each year Retail Meat New Zealand runs a competition to find the sausage that is a stand out above the rest and butchers from all around the country vie for the honour of being able to promote that they are a competition winner.” Dropping down to my favourite butcher, Peter Timbs, I caught up with Nick Buist, Business Development Manager, and asked him what was the most underrated sausage. “Currently I believe our Spanish Sausage is the most under rated of all kinds, as it is a timeless classic that has been produced by us for countless years and still has a place. I believe it’s dwindled due to the success of our other gold medal winning sausages such as Jalapeño, Pork Leek and Lemon, and the Wild Venison and Plum.” So here’s to the humble sausage. An underrated player in our modern-day cuisine.


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In a wash of ordinary, there is an extraordinary Italian cuisine innovator that is romancing senses with its down-to-earth yet very charming demeanour. Say a warm hello to the culinary Casanova that is Formaggio’s.

ts tongue in cheek new strapline “probably” which follows suit after any one of its well-deserved accolades, such as being in the Top 20 on Trip Advisor, goes hand-in-hand with the selfdeprecating nature of the business and its staff. Humility aside, there is nothing humble about the cuisine – it is a loud and proud showstopper, and certainly not shy about its ability to make grown men cry with joy. Ok, not quite, but you get the drift. In a cube-esque white building at 150 Colombo Street is where the magic takes place, and one thing’s for sure, diners at Formaggio’s best be prepared to have their socks rocked off by fresh, fulsome and fabulous fare. Every considered and carefully selected dish has a viticultural soulmate – both the food and wine lists are to die for. While having an ‘I don’t want this to end’ moment with your plate, the exuberant sounds of Pavarotti will serenade you. Meanwhile, the highly skilled kitchen team led by Simon, who was trained in Germany and has decades of experience, whips up dish after dish of what can only be described as distinctly honest, good looking and great tasting food. It’s a three-charm offensive, what’s not to love? If you’ve yet to discover the true taste of Italy, Formaggio’s with its magnetic “F” sign and stylized geraniums beckons you in to experience sensational flavours. Although the modest boss Damien would say there’s “probably” a very good chance you’ll fall truly, madly, deeply in love, we’d say with conviction, it’s a guarantee.

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L For an authentic Argentinian-style dining experience

ocated in plush Hotel Montreal, the restaurant offers an effortlessly elegant atmosphere, and a spacious al fresco dining area. With an emphasis on shared plates and tapas, one of Flavien’s signature dishes is the Rotisserie Lechon de leche Empanadas. “This is a filled pastry dish with roasted suckling pig, so it’s beautifully soft and tender, cooked on our outdoor rotisserie and served with green chimichurri – a well-loved traditional Argentinian sauce.” For an authentic Argentinian-style dining experience, the Parilla Argentina for Two is beautifully presented on a wooden board, with a choice of two meats from the grill, along with chicken winglets, lamb sausages, patatas bravas, garden salad, vegetables, and four sauces. “Diners are always wowed by this dish.” A must-try on the sweets menu is the Churros with Rum Dulce de Leche – Argentinian-style donuts, with rum caramel sauce. The new breakfast menu (served from 6:30am-11:00am) is also receiving great feedback, Flavien says, from French crepes with mixed berry compote, berry glaze and crème chantily, to the ‘Pain Perdu’ – traditional Brioche French Toast, served with caramelised banana and salted caramel sauce. Just a short stroll from North Hagley Park and Victoria Street, the central location also provides plenty of on-site parking, and is the perfect spot to meet with friends for post-event hot chocolates and churros.

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Scott Kennard, Ali Franzmann, Aimee Thompson

LUCK OF THE IRISH On Friday 17 March, the Rose and Thistle on Main North Road celebrated the iconic St Patrick’s Day.

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Adele Sherry, Ali Franzmann, Corrin Yates Nick Franzmann, Grant McNichol, Karrina Robinson Sheridan Newson, Ella Robertson, Mike Sherry

Guests, friends and family enjoyed the opportunity to kick up their heels at the green themed bash.

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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)

03 359 2930 119 Farrington Avenue, Bishopdale


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for all your Hot Cross Buns and baking delights The sophisticated evolution of The Rock! 82 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph. 347 4192 Open Mon-Thurs 4pm-late, Fri-Sun 12pm-late

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he Monday Room has operated as a restaurant for over a year now. With owner Joel Christian and head chef Hannah Cooper-Grieve at the helm, the restaurant is well established as the home of shared European dining in Christchurch. Stop in during the week to experience one of the city’s best lunch menus, complete with entrees, mains, desserts, and a cocktail list available until 3pm. The evening menu is all about sharing. The entrees are a mix of traditional items such as Beef Tartare and Duck Parfait, and the more contemporary Vegan Buffalo Wings. For the main course, guests are encouraged to build a meal to share from the middle of the table, much like dinner at mums on a Sunday night. Every night there is a banquet menu on offer – “Trust the Chef” - where your entrees and mains are sent by the chef. With by far the most expansive cocktail list in the city, some of the best desserts in the country, and staff members who are as passionate about the restaurant as they are knowledgeable of their products; The Monday Room is a must visit. Stay tuned for the restaurant relocating to bigger and better premises later in the year.

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Easter Treats... All of our goods are made fresh to order from quality NZ products. Book in your Easter treats today, Cheesecakes, Cupcakes, Truffles, Hot Cross Buns you won’t be disappointed.

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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.

Book now: Ph. (03) 377 5262


SUN-SOAKED LAND Kono NZ is a family owned Māori food and beverage provider. A connection with the land and sea is at the heart of Māori identity, and from this, Kono aspires to be the world’s leading indigenous food and beverage provider.


otearoa New Zealand is rich in natural resources which provide ideal growing conditions to make fabulous wines. With such a strong, spiritual connection to the land, Kono is committed to employing sustainable methods that are gentle on the environment but do not compromise the quality of all its products. From a vineyard in the Awatere Valley come exceptional grapes and even more exceptional wines. Tohu Wines are a sign (Tohu means “sign”) of integrity – to the

land, and to the quality of wines that reflect the land. Outstanding in this family of wines are those that are of such high quality they deserve the name “Kaumātua”. A Kaumātua is a respected elder of the Whanau who is recognised for the significant contribution they make to their community. In the Kaumātua Reserve range of wines are Rore Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir; Raiha Reserve Limited Release Noble Riesling; Hemi Reserve Marlborough Chardonnay, and

Mugwi Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. These multi-award winning wines are available New Zealand wide, and internationally. Tohu, one of several Kono brands, was the world’s first Māori owned wine company. It now has an international reputation for producing premium wines. The Kono philosophy is that wine should encapsulate a place and a time. In the sun-soaked heart of Marlborough, it’s likely Kono will continue to produce awardwinning wines for a long, long time.

Kaumātua Reserve Range Our reserve wines are each named in honour of a kaumātua (elder) of our whānau.

Sovereign supreme of fabulous food and ambience Fabulous indoor and outdoor dining and awesome children’s playground. Relax and let us do the work for you!

–- your fresh food café. Specialising in excellent coffee, service and delicious seasonal food Hours: Mon-Fri 7am - 4pm Weekends 8am - 4pm 800 Harewood Road, Cnr Johns & Harewood Rd (03) 359 0138 café

Open 7 days for Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Mon – Fri. 8am till late Sat – Sun. 9am till late 416 Williams Street (opp Kaiapoi Golf Club) P: 03 260 1618 •

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FOR THE SOUL It’s food for the soul in more ways than one when an old culinary favourite becomes a new favourite thanks to a cosmetic facelift and a diversification of its offering.

eo Thai has long been the name on diners’ lips; a delicious sanctuary nestled in a courtyard away from the busy hustle and bustle of Papanui Road. Its latest transformation will be sure to delight its already loyal patrons and attract new fans of authentic Thai cuisine in their droves. A cleaner, more spacious aesthetic welcomes guests these days; a purposeful step away the busy-looking décor of yesteryear. The new look goes hand-inhand with the introduction of new lunch hours for Keo Thai (12-3pm). Celebrated changed aside, what remains a constant is the fragrant, mouth-watering iconic meals the restaurant is highly respected for. An all-Thai chef kitchen passionately prepares generous sized dishes featuring genuine recipes utilising


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fresh and seasonal vegetables, poultry and meat. Cellarworks Wines – the leading importer and distributor of quality New Zealand wines – partners with Keo Thai to ensure an impressive drinks list. Exceptional food and wine matching is possible at the ambitious restaurant with price points very reasonable. For a romantic meal or a jovial dinner with a larger group of friends, speak to Keo Thai about the options including an intimate, heated courtyard for alfresco dining as well as the private function room, which is still available for bookings.


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Ali’s Lemons:

Fresh. Traditional. Distinctive. Made with love by Ali in Christchurch Ali’s Lemon Ginger Marmalade is a tangy choice for those who must avoid grapefruit. Serve with a sharp cheddar, or use as a glaze on pork and turkey. Ali uses organic lemons. Contact Ali:

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

Treat yourself this Easter with our Poached Egg Tart, filled with milk chocolate & hazelnut ganache, a layer of marshmallow crème, and topped with a salted caramel egg yolk

J’aime les macarons

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

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

Hand mixed seasonings, all natural, gluten free. Small Event Catering including High Tea. Menu Mentoring and Tasting Billies. Kitchen Shop and Online Shopping. See us at the Christchurch Food Show 7-9 April


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

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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

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

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

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FAST FOOD WITH A HEALTH KICK There’s a new casual urban restaurant and takeaway right in the heart of Riccarton. It’s called Oregano Salad & Grill and its herbal name hints at the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern-style food that owner Gavin Zhu loves to serve.


ver my 10 years in hospitality I’ve dreamed of opening my own restaurant to produce quality fast food. It’s been my passion and now the dream has come true,” Gavin says. “This may be fast food – but it’s fresh, tasty and above all, healthy.” You just have to look at the beautifully crafted menu to see what Gavin is talking about. There are exceptional grilled meat salads - with the lamb slow-cooked until it’s falling off the bone; tasty vegetarian salads; mouth-watering souvlakis; as well

Harris Meats Sausages, Mash & Hunters Sauce*

as soups, falafels, dolmades and pita bread. The various hot meals, including preserved lemon chicken, spiced beef meatballs or fish, come with a choice of two salads. You can select from roasted vegetable, Moroccan couscous, mixed bean or rice. There really is something to suit everyone. “We love taking care of every customer who walks through the door and offering them a satisfying dining experience with great food and friendly service.” Oregano Salad and Grill is located at 96 Riccarton Road. It’s open Sunday to Wednesday 11am – 9pm and Thursday through Saturday 11am – 10pm. Fully licensed (BYO wine only), with catering options available for functions or groups. Parking at the rear. Phone (03) 420 8888.



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

Available daily in The Grand Café for a limited time only


FIND US AT 96 Riccarton Road Open 7 days from 11am. Parking at the Rear. Fully licensed.

Ph. 03 420 8888

Home of

Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & CBK’S Famous Skillet Cookie!



your next visit


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4/77 Hilton St, Kaiapoi

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When you’ve had a tough day, or week, sometimes you just need to get out and indulge yourself a little. The best option is to find a relaxed spot in town where you can choose something that soothes, pleases and even challenges the palate. And you can find just that at The Villas, a relaxed spot where you can indulge yourself and enjoy a selection of expertly crafted ales and delicious food to treat your taste buds.

For some, finding their bliss is achieved through meditation. For others, like us, a state of Zen can be found through exceptional edibles.


ase in point is the scrumptious southern superfoods by the makers of the world’s top Pinot Noir – Crown Range Cellar. Their new range is made from South Island blackcurrants and Manuka Honey – the perfect ingredients for bliss balls! With the health-giving properties of Manuka honey already widely-known, New Zealand blackcurrants have been shown to have the highest level of anthocyanins and antioxidants in the world, outperforming acai, goji, pomegranate, blueberry and more in terms of antioxidant potency. High in Vitamin C, blackcurrants are also known to support cardiovascular and brain function, immunity, circulation, vision, and muscle performance and recovery. Also in the range are two versatile drinks; blackcurrant and Manuka and Manuka and lemon, that can be enjoyed hot or cold. Try mixing up an icy glass for a refreshing mid-afternoon boost or sip a steaming mug before bed. With no added sugar and just a touch of apple cider vinegar, each bottle makes eight to nine drinks. Available at, these new delights will most definitely steal your heart.


ark yourselves in the back bar or beer garden where you can order up a tasting tray of four craft beers of the day. There will generally be three from Emerson’s Brewery and one ‘barman’s choice’ guest beer to sample. The 4th tap changes often so there are always new flavours to sample. The ‘Of Grain’ platter is the perfect partner for a beer tasting. It comprises of a generous selection of treats including pulled pork balls, smoked tomato relish mouse traps, Dhal wadi (spiced split pea patty), stuffed jalapenos, chicken skewers and spiced wedges with sour cream. Come with a mate or book ahead and get a group together from work and let us help you unwind and indulge yourself. The Villas is at 290 Montreal Street. Email and visit

Try something new.

Brunch, Lunch & Dinner

7 days a week.

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


How you like your coffee to taste is intensely personal. “Coffee is emotional for people. There’s a mystery about it and alchemy happens when a cup of coffee is made,” says Deb Riach, owner of Coffee Worx, a Christchurch based roasting and supply company.

Available for functions & catering services

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

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

Shop 38, Merivale Mall (carpark entrance)

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


eb’s passion is to have coffee drinkers at home receiving as much genuine enjoyment from a cup of coffee as they do from a barista-made brew. “So people can purchase freshly roasted coffee and buy our coffee to take away, we recently set up the Coffee Worx Espresso Bar at our distribution centre in Sockburn. Customers can come here to taste our exceptional boutique blends. They can talk to our staff about their coffee needs and they can also purchase our fresh delicious cabinet food.” There are seven blends available, five of which have won New Zealand coffee awards. Deb says

that their customers have all kinds of questions about the magical product called coffee. “They want to know which grind they should use, which equipment is best, how it should be prepared – just a myriad of different queries. We gain immense satisfaction from helping them to enjoy coffee in the way that makes them uniquely happy.” The funky retro Coffee Worx Espresso Bar is located at 60 Hayton Road, Sockburn. It’s open Monday through Friday from 7am to 3.30pm. Phone (03) 341 5474. Visit the website for video clips covering a range of coffee subjects.

Want fresh coffee? check out our retail shop & espresso bar in wigram

Our cabinet is full of new, delicious and nutritious eats From salads to sausage rolls and tasty new brownies. Pop in and try them! Text through your order 027 663 3139 Mon-Fri 6:30am-3pm Sat 8am-2pm 100 Bealey Ave Parking around back.

fr award ewsihnnrioasted (ground tonog coffee rder) espresso essentials & excellent take out coffee 60 Hayton rd, wigram 03 341 5474

Open 5 days 7am - 3.30pm

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T INDULGE YOUR SWEET TOOTH Patisserie Yahagi is a stunning shop inside the tiny arcade at Church Corner Mall in Upper Riccarton. While it is in a discreet location given there aren’t any signs on Riccarton Road, you can’t miss out on the opportunity to find awardwinning, beautiful desserts.

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here are many kinds of gorgeous and mouth-watering desserts and cakes in Patisserie Yahagi. One of them is “Opera” which is named after the Opera House in Paris. Some customers from Sydney once stated, “This shop’s Opera is better than the one in Lindt Cafe in Sydney!” Patisserie Yahagi’s Opera is made from layers of coffee butter cream, chocolate ganache and almond sponges (also gluten free!) It has been sold ever since Patisserie Yahagi opened in 2009 and has become one of the best sellers in the shop. When Patisserie Yahagi started to sell the Opera, Eri Yahagi, the owner, had not seen Opera sold in Christchurch although it is a very famous cake all over the world. As she wanted people in Christchurch to know the true Opera, she entered her Opera into the Café Dessert Section of the New Zealand Bakery of the Year in 2010 and won the Gold Award. But the Gold Award winning Opera was not only made for the competition - they are usually available in the shop too! This award-winning quality is normal for Patisserie Yahagi and you can taste these world-class desserts at your home at any time. Patisserie Yahagi has more than 15 kinds of other desserts and cakes in the cabinet every day – a very unique combination to the types of desserts seen in other bakeries and cafes. You will definitely be rewarded for stepping into the unknown arcade to try jewel-like desserts and cakes!



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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!

Exceptional harmony of flavours prepared and cooked by our Authentic Thai Chefs Dine in or Takeaway Fully Licenced OPEN: 7 days 5pm til Late Lunch-Wed to Sun 12noon-3pm

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03 355 6229

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

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The quintessential colour for shabby chic and cottage chic, rose quartz creates feelings of warmth and intimacy in a space. When it earned the in-demand top spot as ‘Pantone’s Colour of The Year’ in 2016, the company decreed it was an “antidote to modern-day stresses”.



ast forward a year, and rose quartz is still holding its own on the home décor scene. A social butterfly on the colour spectrum, it pairs effortlessly with all finishes – from matte to metallic – and comes alive when partnered with other mid-tones. Think

delicious rich browns, greens, purples and yellows and other pinky shades. We’ve been watching this dashing hue working its magic all over the style show and to that end, have prepared a ‘shop the look’ of soft and hard furnishings for your home that pay tribute to the rose colour range.


NZ Made Linen Sofas

Open 7 Days. Free Customer Parking 137 VICTORIA STREET 52 March 30, 2017 Metropol

(03) 384 3965



While it has long been synonymous with décor belonging to little girls, there is a way to appropriate the colour so that it finds a home in the world of us grown up kids. A less is more approach is sensible to avoid a look that is saccharine – light touches in the form of accents are a strategic way forward. Don’t shy away from seeing your home life through rose tinted style; the colour promises calm and tranquility. And let’s be honest, we can all use more of that! WALLACE COTTON MONGOLIAN FUR CUSHION



Christchurch’s Leading Renovation Professionals

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


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PIONEERING BEAUTIFUL KITCHENS When it comes to giving your kitchen a facelift, it pays to contact Install Concepts, experts in the industry. “We can completely transform your tired and outdated kitchen for a fraction of the cost of a new kitchen,” says Office Manager Aimee Nelson.


nstall Concepts specialises in kitchen facelifts, and has been serving Canterbury for fourteen years. Owner, Glen Kelman, leads a team of qualified, experienced joiners. The office is centrally located in Stanley Street, Sydenham, where the joinery is manufactured. A kitchen facelift has many advantages over a new install. The most obvious advantage is cost, but also efficiency with minimal disruption. Glen’s team offers a high level of workmanship which gives stunning end results. Glen project manages all the work, from offering a free in-home consultation and quote to completion of the job, and after care to ensure 100 percent customer satisfaction. He and his

team pride themselves on their workmanship and communication. “I’m always at the end of the phone,” Glen says. He prefers to plan the project with you upfront, offering cost effective solutions to suit any budget and has a network of tradespeople that he can coordinate on your behalf. Glen can also sort appliance packages. Any renovation project can be a little daunting. Glen’s many years of experience and easy going manner “makes the whole process nice and easy,” Aimee says. The business’ many repeat customers agree. So, whether it’s a small job such as replacing cupboard doors or adding a pantry, or a complete kitchen or laundry facelift, contact Glen at 0508 MYKITCHEN. Please enquire about the 12 month interest free options with Q MasterCard (lending criteria, fees, terms & conditions apply).

Re-use your existing Kitchen Cabinetry & Modernise it by replacing it with new Benchtops, Doors and Drawers...

Innovative, high-impact Kitchen & Laundry Facelifts

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STYLE SPECTRUM Near the Addington end of Moorhouse Avenue is Vast, a furniture store like no other. “The entrance to the store is just the beginning,” says Vast Christchurch Marketing Manager Maddy Spooner. That’s because what’s inside is a unique mix of fine quality furniture and homewares that can’t be summed up in just a few pieces. They will complement any style industrial, rustic, or contemporary.

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he store, with its own off street parking and mezzanine floor, is a calm, inviting space. In addition to dining, lounge and bedroom furniture, it has a wide range of homewares, from candles, to wall art and occasional furniture. The staff members at Vast have a wealth of expertise and experience. They are happy to consult with you one on one whether adding a few touches to your existing layout or starting fresh with an empty house. “We want you to bring in your photos, or your plans so that we can make your house feel like a home,” Maddy says. Whatever style or colour scheme you desire, Vast is the perfect place to complete your dining room, update your lounge or solve your storage solutions. Talk to the friendly team members who live and breathe interiors - they are full of fresh and innovative ideas. Like the Vast Facebook page for more exciting ideas to enhance your home – this is also a great way to keep up to date with what’s in store. Vast is open seven days a week so call anytime on 03 377 5166 or head in store at 130 Moorhouse Avenue.

DECADES OF DILIGENCE Decades in the construction industry coupled with a family centric business focus, has given Jordent Homes a unique competitive edge.


he Canterbury representative for Competitive Homes – a nationwide co-operative of independent building professionals – the business is proudly characterised by excellent value, high quality, flexibility and professional workmanship. In a professional landscape that is as crowded as ever, Jordent Homes is rising magnificently to the challenge. Navigating slower residential and commercial opportunities than the industry has witnessed in a long-time, Jordent Homes continues to hold its own successfully securing impressive projects. Most recently the dedicated team, along with its loyal carpentry sub-contractors, completed St Andrews College Chapel on behalf of Armitage Williams Construction. The intricate detailing and stunning

WE ARE PROUD TO APPROACH NEW CHALLENGES FROM A POSITION OF STRENGTH THANKS TO GREAT STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS, LOYAL NETWORKS AND A VERY DEDICATED TEAM.” aesthetic and structure of this iconic building is true testament to the outstanding expertise of Jordent Homes. Of the business’ enduring success, Director Daryn Stanley comments, “Like any industry, the construction field experiences highs and lows. After the significant peak of work following the earthquakes, we are seeing the volume of work slowly tapering off. “With that said, we are proud to approach these new challenges from a position of strength thanks to great strategic partnerships, loyal networks and a very dedicated team.” For a comprehensive overview of Jordent Homes visit

Ph 027 545 6991

We can start your new home of tomorrow – today.

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Your big plans made easy.


- your choice naturally

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

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

THE BEAUTY OF A STRIKING BATHROOM Let’s face it – a bathroom without the “wow” factor doesn’t cut it anymore. These days bathrooms are no longer just places to get clean. Neither are they hidden and out of sight. Instead they have become focal points of a home.


The variety of mirrors now available for bathrooms is virtually limitless. A backlit mirror with LED lights gleaming out across the wall can transform any bathroom into a glamorous sanctuary. On the other hand, opulently-framed ovals or rectangles can create an elegant, classic look while metallic frames might be preferred for their shimmer and modernity. “Many people opt for clean, simple often frameless mirrors with bevelled edges or multipanels. These styles work particularly well with tiled walls. “When it comes to bathroom design, glass splash backs, which we also provide, are a great idea, and they can be painted to match the room. We also recommend the use of mirror demisters. They keep mirrors clear of condensation which increases longevity and less cleaning is required.” Eco Frame and Mirror offers a free measure and quote service where Manager Dan can visit your home and bring samples to discuss mirrors and splash back ideas with you. This is the best way to get a feel for the space to create a timeless mirror that best suits the needs of the room. The business also provides a specialist quake proof hanging service known as ‘Art Hang’, where the team will hang anything such as bedheads, artworks, sculptures and of course mirrors – regardless of where they were purchased. For more information phone Eco Frame and Mirror on (03) 377 0223, visit the team members at 394 Colombo Street, Sydenham or find them online at Metropol March 30, 2017 59

Available from McKenzie & Willis, Ballantynes, H&J Smith and leading Independent Retailers.

View all of our stockists and full range online

phone +64 3 377 6006

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I With guest contributor Kerry Jackson, Founder & Curator MM Linen

t is this fact, in tandem with its effortlessly chic collections, that makes MM Linen so special. A New Zealand made leader in luxe linens and accents for the bedroom and home, the globally recognised and celebrated brand is characterised by quality, longevity and impeccable taste. As a new season dawns, MM Linen Founder Kerry Jackson generously takes Metropol readers on a journey to discover and explore the colours and fabrics that showcase the styles of today and tomorrow.


As the tides of change sweep in and out, redefining the home décor landscape and what’s in vogue, creating classic furnishings and accents requires an extraordinary gift that few designers are blessed with.

“Pure linen is my absolute fave...natural and relaxed” - Kerry


LIVABLE HUES FOR THE HOME From the romantic femininity of Shadow Gray (Pantone 16-1509) to the strong yet refreshing Deep Teal (Pantone 19-4914), MM Linen has harnessed the potential of these timeless Pantones. Ether (Pantone 14-4506), soft grey and natural are captured in this minimalist, luxurious collection of Neko Throws and Cushions, an important part of a timeless homeware range synonymous with elegance and sophistication. “For the bedroom, calm instead of energising colours encourage relaxation and sleep, and so does a good book!” Kerry says.

MM Linen perfectly encapsulates the philosophy that layers add interest. A stunning confluence of fundamentals and accents, the brand simplifies the process to create layers in your space. While it may be full of striking features, a room’s aesthetic stands to fall flat and look one dimensional if it lacks layers. For example, a variation of elements on a bed can create a statement piece that truly personifies functional beauty. Starting with even the most minimalist linens, add points of interest and inspiration through complementary but contrasting colours or fabrics. Add pops of colour to a decadent bedspread – embrace an au naturel or even elegant unkempt look - and drape a textured throw over the bed runner. “The ultimate investment for the ‘inside’ layer to surround yourself in comfort is a sumptuous goosedown duvet inner and pillows - so light but cosy!” Kerry says.

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There are very few boudoir sets and furnishings more opulent than those discoverable at Heyday Furniture.


n a case of old world meets new world, Europe’s rich heritage meets America’s fresh approach to classic living. The result is an affordable collection that is equal parts classic and contemporary. From heavily ornate and oak pieces worthy of Marie Antoinette herself (the France Palace collection), through to solid mahogany and aged leather upholstery (Seattle Collection), there are decadent designs for all tastes. Heyday Furniture’s talented team searches the globe for the very best in fine furniture and accessories and makes the exclusive ranges available at competitive prices. To explore the stunning options – from exquisite embellishments through to clean, minimalist lines, visit Heyday Furniture. Open 11am-6pm, the stunning store has a presence online at


t a time when international brands are rapidly making inroads into our local market, Wallace Cotton is a true New Zealand success story. Owned by husband and wife team, Bill and Paula Wallace, the business began in 2005 with a mail-order catalogue. The brand has experienced tremendous growth over 12 years and today is widely celebrated for its nine beautiful stores and thriving online business. Famous for its dreamy cotton bed linen, the range also features sumptuous sleepwear, clothing and home accessories, all designed exclusively in New Zealand. “Our products reflect our antipodean lifestyle, a touch of relaxed sophistication,” Paula Wallace says. “Delivering beautiful designs and outstanding quality is the key to our success.” The Papanui Road store is Wallace Cotton’s first South Island store. Beautifully made display beds allow customers to have a visual and tactile appreciation of the opportunities. “We encourage customers to touch, layer and add texture until they’re happy with the end result,” Store Manager Hilary says. The new autumn collection has just arrived and features a beautiful mix of contemporary and classic designs.



WA L L ACE C O T TON SHOWROOM 52 Acheron Drive, Riccarton, Christchurch P: 03 348 8808 62 March 30, 2017 Metropol

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Winter hibernation has never looked more beautiful. Create your own stylish boudoir winter wonderland with a luxurious Wallace Cotton velvet quilt in olive green valued at $439.90.


o celebrate the launch of Wallace Cotton’s new autumn collection – a stunning range of statement quilts to transform your snoozing space into a haven – Metropol has one quilt for a special giveaway. Taking beauty sleep to a whole new level, the new collection is now on display at Wallace Cotton’s Merivale store, 203 Papanui Road. You can also explore the gorgeous options at Ballantynes. 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 10 April and the winners will be notified on Tuesday 11 April.



Who doesn’t love the idea of having the lead role in a modern day fairytale? With the beautiful boudoir ideas we have to share, you too can become a modern day sleeping beauty.


he average human sleeps for 33 percent of their life, so why not do it in style? The ultimate sleeping sanctuary bypasses one dimensional practicality and goes straight for the luxury essentials. More is more! Sleeping experts all offer a resounding piece of advice when it comes to perfecting your slumber patterns – ensure your bedroom is a place for genuine rest and recuperation. To that end, allow yourself to indulge in some inspirational accents and furnishings that make catching some Z’s an even more pleasurable experience.




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DÉCOR WITH ATTITUDE Home décor in New Zealand has been taken up a pretty notch by a very special mover and shaker on the interiors scene.


hut the Front Door is adored by a loyal fan club of homeware fashionistas who love to introduce its charming, quirky and eclectic pieces to their abode. When it comes to the bedroom, the striking collections at Shut the Front Door - now open in Christchurch at 268 High Street – are wildly generous in looks, personality and practicality. From Tibetan lamb cushions and mohair throws through to stunning Scandinavian style furniture, luxurious linen and deliciously fragrant candles, there is an accent and accessory for every taste. Partnering with many stand-out brands including General Eclectic, Aura Home, Ashley & Co and Middle of Nowhere, the store is a veritable treasure chest of visual and tactile treasures. For a taste of what lies in store, visit


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When it comes to the bedroom, objects of affection have adventured far beyond the staples.


eyond their foremost role as a place for sleep, boudoirs are a statement space in their own right. To that end, we’ve picked some pretty little numbers that boast great looks, personality and purpose.


The sound of music: serenade yourself off to sleep with this style hybrid – a classic take on old world meets new world, the Bluetooth Marshall Kilburn speaker is striking a beautiful chord with its retro and edgy style.



Whimsical walls: wallpaper with personality plus is a powerful way to transform a space. If you want to dip your toe in the design ocean, perhaps try a feature wall first before you dress your room top to toe in the new aesthetic.


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A second wardrobe: if we’re truly honest with ourselves, we know that chairs that make their way into the bedroom soon become a second wardrobe. At least introduce a piece that can host your wears in style!

March Madness & April Planning March is always a frantic part of the year for me. In fact, if I’m completely honest, it’s a mixture of chaos, manic activity and stress. As a franchise, we work to a financial year that completes on March 31st and the irony of an April 1st restart has always seemed appropriate. It’s no surprise we endeavour to complete the year strongly, driven by an oldfashioned mix of personal pride, rigid deadlines and a desire to do the best possible job for our clients. We are not alone: our industry competes for the hardto-wear ‘best in the business’ label and as a leader I’m driven by the credibility this delivers as well as opportunities for our company and our people.

It’s also the time of year where we commence business planning and after 23 years of this, coupled with the quarterly reviews and numerous associated meetings, you can see why March is a little mad.It’s not just planning an effective business session with all the associated collateral, it’s using it as an opportunity to engage and connect at a deeper level with your people. I’ve navigated my way through many different types of plans – massive forms that you filled with dreams and goals, as well as single sheets that had a focus on facts, numbers and stats – and all of them had their place. Personally, I favour a mixture of both, and because I respond well to the accountability a good plan encourages, I am an absolute advocate of their benefits in business and life. After years of experimentation, I’ve come to the following conclusions regardless of the status of the plan. 1. It’s better to have a plan than not. No one wants to just float. At best, you could go forward, but the likelihood is you’ll go

nowhere … or backward. So, get a plan. It doesn’t have to be fancy; the priority is to have one, not how it looks. 2. One plan doesn’t fit all and as a business owner I’ve got to try and work within a number of frameworks and across lots of different people’s abilities. It’s a big ask at times! I guess the catchcry here is ‘patience and perseverance’. 3. We can all be open to being better and a plan gives you the chance to explore that in both a singular and a consultative manner. You can look at it and work on it quietly on your own or with others. 4. Our dreams fuel our outcomes. Dream big or dream small; I’m told the world needs more dreamers because they push both boundaries and beliefs. I refer to these four principle as my four truths when it comes business planning. Hopefully, in two weeks’ time I’ll bring them all to the table as we guide our entire company forward with this year’s Business Planning. Then it’s about watching the plan become a set of actions; that’s where the real beauty starts. Fingers crossed.

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By Kate Pierson

There’s an eclectic collection for the home that’s caught our eye and captured our imagination. It goes by the name of Makerie Ceramics and the new autumn/winter collection is yours for the taking.

Unique 2 seater sofas made from New Zealand recycled cars. Available from Joe Jandals HQ

Kate Watts winter gloves @ Terra Viva


true breath of fresh air in the home décor landscape, these simple, functional ceramics with interesting strokes of detail introduced onto glazed white earthenware, are fashioned out of locally sourced, natural materials. Every design is unique and contemporary, and better yet, practical. “Styling is clean and simple with no airs or graces. Nothing is quite symmetrical,” Founder Pippa says. To discover the quirky range of vases, mugs, saucer sets, patterned bowls, ring cones, fork sets – and the list goes on – visit

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For all your Easter gifts available now at Coco Gifts.

New table lamps @ Terra Viva The Redondo Firewood Holder stores kindling and large logs separately. Available from

PERFECT OUTDOOR COMPANIONS As the warm weather disappears, now is a good time to take advantage of Kenneally Timber’s summer clearance on outdoor furniture.

A large selection of stylish cushions, clothing & accessories now instore at Kabchi’s Homewares.

K Original acrylic on canvas painting by Kirsty Nixon. From the exhibition ‘On The Wing’ from 8th of April at Little River Gallery.

Chunky knit cushions & throws @ Terra Viva

enneally Timber Products Limited is a family owned business on the corner of Wrights Road and Old Main North Road near Kaiapoi. It specialises in Kwila outdoor furniture and decking. Kwila is a tropical hardwood with a high oil content which makes it ideal for outdoor use, and is easily maintained. “We’re on summer clearance at the moment,” says Office Manager Sarah Boyd. Outdoor furniture stock is moving quickly, so now is a great time to purchase and get 30 percent off the normal price on Kwila tables, seating, and table and chair settings. All furniture comes with a five year guarantee. Visit the showroom in Kaiapoi, or check out the outdoor furniture collection online at

Scarves from $12 ea. Ponchos $36 available at Querky Style

World globes @ Terra Viva

Terracotta Golden Black Buddha $99+GST




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Beautiful Marble Vases in Meenakari Work from the state of Rajasthan in India

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bring the outdoors indoors and be winter-bright. huge range of artificial flowers just arrived.

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ARTISTIC EXPRESSION FOR EVERY SPACE When Jon Dong was selling his house in Auckland, to make the move to Christchurch, he decided to update the artwork in the house. However, he was soon faced with limited and expensive options. From that, Felix Paintings was created.


elix Paintings is a one stop shop for the rental and sale of quality artworks to suit any budget. It has a variety of art pieces produced in studios overseas. When looking for art for your home, office, showroom, or any size commercial project, it has the style, genre and palette to suit every décor and taste. “It really does depend on what you like, and what you need,” Jon says. Aluminium sheet paintings are very popular - the design is etched into an


aluminium sheet, and then hand painted. These are brightly coloured, intricate designs that are durable. They can be hung inside or even outside in some circumstances such as a covered BBQ area. In the Coppell Place store, there are a vast number of oil paintings, 3D blockart canvases, framed silk artworks and textured prints. There are also thousands of designs available in an online database. Felix Paintings rents and sells beautiful artworks to many commercial enterprises,

including construction companies for new builds, interior designers, hotels and motels and corporate offices. Jon is ideally placed to offer advice and unique pieces of art for your home or office. He will make a visual representation of the artworks in your home, or if you are serious about buying new art he will visit your home or office and help you select just the right pieces. To see examples, visit or the store at 2/11 Coppell Place in Hoon Hay.

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Bowers Builders Limited is a wellestablished Canterbury business that specialises in lifting and re-levelling houses, using the latest equipment to re-pile, lay new foundations, and do remedial work.

uilder and Director Johnnie Bowers has a lifetime of experience renovating houses. He and his wife, Managing Director Amanda Bowers, meet every client and work closely with them to make every project as stress free as possible. A significant portion of what the company has been doing recently is remedial work on house foundations. After the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, foundation work was essential to many house repairs. Unfortunately, since then, many of the repairs on foundations have been done incorrectly, so not only is the Bowers team taking on new foundation repair work, the team is also fielding calls from homeowners who need a substandard job fixed. “It’s quite common, and we are able to fix it for you,” Amanda says. Whether new repair or remedial work to your home’s foundation is required, Amanda and Johnnie will make a full assessment and provide a brief report of the damage and a comprehensive quote for the work that needs to be done. Their aim is always to complete the work in the timeframe given, and to the highest possible standard. Bowers Builders offers the reassurance of being Licenced Building Practitioners (LBP) with a Site 2 Licence. The team is also a member of the Certified Builders Association and Site Safe. For more information, contact Amanda on 027 577 6262, or Visit



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hen asked how she does it, she pauses. That’s her favourite bit of the whole home-staging exercise. She can immediately visualise what’s required, colour and style-wise, whether character furnishings or starkly modern; quirky or laid back. She’ll look at how a space needs to flow. “I always make sure furniture isn’t going to be in the way, and that it’s perfect in scale and size for the room,” Pam says. “I also think rooms sometimes define themselves better with a light or dark treatment.” She offers the whole presentation job, from renting out the whole house-lot of furniture, linens, artwork and flowers, to working on several rooms, or on a smaller scale as well as providing a declutter service. The results speak for themselves. Pam has staged dwellings which had previously loitered on the market for months, to then get snapped up quickly for thousands more than asking price. When her ‘haulage men’ arrive to retrieve the furnishings, they’re often wowed at how the final staging lifted the home. “Even when I retire, my son and I plan to renovate houses. I love furnishing character places, as well as feathering the new-build nests since the quakes. I’ve seen an upsurge in character homes coming onto the market in recent months.”

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On 2 April from 11am – 4pm, West Melton School will take food and fun to a whole new level at its highly anticipated Country Fete.

he event will be showcasing local produce including preserves and baking and a wide variety of food options. With over 120 stalls there’s bound to be something for everyone including crafts, homewares, clothing, health and beauty and plants. Children will be well entertained with cute animals; a white elephant stall; books; crazy games and challenges for all ages, the added quirky twist is a pumpkin growing competition. Throughout the day there will be fantastic local West Melton and Canterbury entertainment which will have visitors smiling. This heart-warming, community event celebrating harvest is committed to raising funds for West Melton School for new play areas, shade sails and seating to complete the new building. A group of parents have been working tirelessly on this event for over nine months and are looking forward to a successful day. Some of the older school children will be running their own stalls and every year group in the school is involved with a stall in some way. Additionally, all of the children have helped to design tea towels which will be for sale on the day. The West Melton School community, as with all Canterbury communities, knows how tough it is after earthquakes and so have generously decided to support some Kaikoura stallholders – a very worthy cause, along with a couple of other local charities such as Maddie Collins, Plunket and Play Centre. Get down to West Melton Country Fete on Sunday 2 April to celebrate harvest and for a fun family day out. Rain or shine the event is taking place at West Melton School, 743 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton. Gold coin entry. Visit

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‘A diamond in the rough’ is a very apt expression for new works at the Christchurch Art Gallery by internationally acclaimed New Zealand jeweller Lisa Walker. The collection is entitled 0+0=0.


alker’s audaciously imagined works aren’t conventional boxes tickers, they comfortably own the ‘abstract’ title like a badge of honour, and rightly so. Exploring untraditional contours and working with increasingly unlikely materials – animal skins, children’s toys, even kitchen utensils, her work toys with eccentric colour, composition and notional irony. The winner of the prestigious Françoise van den Bosch Award in 2010 and an Arts Foundation Laureate, Walker’s non-conformist style and methodology is widely celebrated. Her work is best described by Curator Felicity Milburn who states, “It might be tempting to say that Lisa Walker makes jewellery out of any old thing – but it isn’t true. “The eclectic objects that form her distinctive necklaces, brooches and other body-adornments are meticulously selected and shrewdly modified before they see the light of day. She salvages her materials from an unlikely cornucopia of sources – re-presenting objects such as car parts, animal skins even kitchen utensils through the frame of body adornment’s long history.” Explore Walker’s boundless imagination for yourself. Her 0+0=0 exhibition runs until 2 April.


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Dan Salisbury, Nicole Mackes

Julia Wilkinson, Jackson Humphrey, Stacey Cox


Tomas Strand, Echo Widmer

On Thursday 9 March, Flow Hot Yoga marked a momentous occasion, celebrating its sixth anniversary with friends, family, clients and colleagues.

Julia Wilkinson, Clara Caponi

Tanya Crossland (Owner), Tony Steer

Casey Bell, Jackson Humphrey Tanya Crossland, Dan Salisbury

Flow Hot Yoga has experienced tremendous success over this time, growing from five teachers to 19 and 22 to 53 classes a week.

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Jeff & Kelly Root (Directors)

Ben Comber, Tobin Smith, Richard Scales

INNOVATION FINDS A BEAUTIFUL FORM On Thursday 16 March Casa Construction proudly opened its new showroom to the public. The highly respected company remains restless in its commitment to innovation.

Abi Green, Erin Knappstein, Phil Badger

Kelly Root, Wendy Fox

Jeremy Finch, Benjamin Badger, Rob Root, Tony Joseph

Shaun & Hollie Hepburn Kate & Ryan Butler

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On Monday 13 March, The Court Theatre held its Annual General Meeting of The Court Theatre Supporters Incorporated.

On Friday 3 March, Selwyn House Pre-school celebrated the opening of its new garden.

Victoria Knutson, Jenny Gillies

Marilyn Ollett, Jason Phillips

Bailey GordonBhebe, Nicola Gordon, Rosa Gehrmann

Annie Bonifant, Cheryl Colley, Johanna McCord

Aileen Wyld, Judy Ashton, Glen Lewis-Dando

Trina MoraKelley, Lillian Chu, Candy Lin, Ezekiel Yip

Dale McKnight, Ngaere Brownlie

Elena & Ulia Ash

The iconic Jenny Gillies – award-winning costume and fabric artist – was the guest of honour at the event, officially opening the beautiful recreational asset.

Held at The Court Theatre, guest speaker Artistic Director Ross Gumbley presented the new 2017/2018 season.

Philip Aldridge, John Harrison

James Robinson, Mika Muramatsu, Grayson Findlay, Judith Munro

Ian Douthwaite, John McSweeney, Tony Feaver

Phoebe Donald, Ellen Wong, Hermione Murden, Charlotte McSweeney

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