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ith Canterbury Fashion Week next week, and our latest cover a Kate fashionable nod to what Pierson 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 toes, and leaves the rest of us who consider ourselves a 'work in progress' rather perplexed. All of this 'threads and kicks' talk has inspired some nostalgic and rather cringeike many New Zealanders woken from my –sleep on Monday morning inducing memories for me asI was I reflect on my style or rather unstylish just a few midnight. evolution. It minutes would beafter difficult to determine which of the styles I donned as a kid Having lived and worked right throughthe the'most Canterbury of the eighties and nineties eras deserves heinous'earthquakes fashion fauxfor pas thetitle. better part of three years, it brought back some harrowing memories I’ve done best to lay tounflattering rest. As I wandered around mywideleg house pulling framed Mymy obsession with fabrics; oversized, jeans, and tie-dye pictures off walls and breakables fromtoshelves, where Mother leggings with slouch socks spring mind asplacing does athem denim 'cowgirl' styled Nature couldn’t threaten to break them, my mind immediately went to those for dress covered in sequins, which I picked up second-hand shopping with my whom the situation presented a serious threat to their life or wellbeing. Mum and wore to the point of its extinction. That was a sad day in our With each passing hour came more news, some devastating, but I was household. profoundly comforted by the banding together of our local communities. I heard I also can't forget the pink, patent leather heels that my friend and I wore on through the grapevine of families opening their doors to displaced households, of girls' nights out. My preoccupation with heeled shoes (no longer the case these friends from around the globe checking in, households rallying together to offer days) in fact started at around the age of six when I begged my parents for my support to families with young children or the elderly… the list of generous acts own pair of 'clip clops'. I still vividly remember when they took me to buy them. continued. I think insisted onthat sleeping in them was the lovetoofthe these $20 Indeed, Iitprobably is in times of crisis humanity has such a chance to rise occasion, white, pointed heels with bows on. and show its kindest colours. In the coming days and possibly weeks, affected Thewill interesting thing about a lot of the have banishedto tobe thethe back of areas need some TLC, and each one ofstyles us haswe the opportunity ourSamaritan. minds/wardrobes they find back vogue when Good It might isbethat as simple as themselves a text, cuddle or aincooked meal; style it is royaliststo decide to give them a second wind. impossible overstate how much the spirit can be lifted by the smallest of good Ultimately, fashion is an extremely subjective, personal thing, but I believe one deeds. The entire team atabout Metropol hopes today’s issue some positivity into of the best parts donning something you brings feel really proud of, is the your world – flicking through thebeing pages,somewhat rejoice in of all aour magnifi cent days, city and confidence injection. Despite Tomboy these I know I wider hasfeeling to offer. Most importantly, keeping on. alsoregion love the that comes over me keep whenon 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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Charity cricket for


Meet Harry the new poster child for Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand’s iconic Charity Cricket event in Christchurch.


aving Cystic Fibrosis isn’t stopping Harry (7) playing sport or cheering on his favourite super rugby team, the Crusaders, as they take on the Rio Olympic All Stars at Christchurch Boys High School on 11 December.

As the poster boy for the 34th CFNZ Charity Cricket event, Harry will be in prime position to watch the Crusaders and the Rio Olympic All Stars in the 20/20 cricket match. Harry and his younger brother and sister

who live in Westmoreland are regular faces at Charity Cricket events. Last year Harry also received a personal introduction to the Crusaders at a training session. “He’d just got out of hospital and he had a bit of a bad patch. He got to talk to Israel Dagg, who is Harry’s favourite player,’ says Harry’s mum, Charlotte Ensor. Although Harry has also been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes, which can lead to serious complications, he still manages to keep fit by playing cricket and soccer, which helps keep him as healthy as possible. “He knows he’s got cystic fibrosis and his lungs are affected and his tummy’s affected but he probably doesn’t know the nitty gritty stuff yet – just that he’s got to take his meds, have physio and use a nebuliser,” Charlotte explains. The Rio Olympians going into bat for Cystic Fibrosis include bronze medallist Tom Walsh, Rugby 7’s Sam Dickson and 4 x Olympian javelin thrower Stu Farquhar, but Charlotte says Harry will always be a Crusaders’ supporter at heart. “He loves the Crusaders – he thinks they’re pretty amazing.” Charity Cricket – Crusaders vs Rio Olympic All Stars When: 11am – 3pm, 11 December Where: Christchurch Boys High School, Straven Road

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CELEBRATE When The Homestead at The Russley Village officially opens its doors in early December, all those involved will be there to join in the celebrations. The Homestead is one of the last pieces of the village to be completed, providing a social centre for residents and visitors alike.


t has been designed to purposely evoke the feel of a Country Club - indoor and outdoor dining leads onto a BBQ area and the Russley Green, with a restaurant, café, library and lounge areas all located on the ground floor. Upstairs a billiard room, lounge, craft room, a study complete with computers, salon, therapy rooms and movie theatre can be found. Take a walk through the village and you would never know that construction work has recently been completed. The village has been progressively landscaped and established gardens of specimen

trees and colourful flowering plants are a highlight for those who live there. The last of the luxury apartment buildings, the Sefton Apartments, is now well underway, with the majority already pre-sold, and work due to start on Care and Serviced Apartments next year. “Visitors are welcome to come and have a look around - to see what The Russley has to offer,” says Nola. For more information contact Nola on 982 8280 or visit




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ut until 4 December, it should bring the contemporary musings of KIRAN-X to mind. A mentor and facilitator for the Diploma of Art and Creativity programme at The Learning Connexion and a support worker for Community Connections, the artist positions himself as a mouthpiece for marginalized communities. “I have always gravitated toward… helping to bring out the voices of those with incredible stories to tell through art – I feel like I can do my best work here. “In terms of my own practice, my approach to art making is very ‘’Hip-hop’’

Occupational Hazards is a gallery of fictional characters and media personalities that are embodiments of risk and hyper visual stimulus.


HAZARDS When you think of the phrase ‘occupational hazards’ it probably conjures up images of hair-raising close calls in the workplace – of the figurative and literal kind.

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that is, get good at something, cultivate and sustain momentum, then share that energy with your creative community.” Occupational Hazards is a gallery of fictional characters and media personalities that are embodiments of risk and hyper visual stimulus. Fueled by popular culture and fanfare, KIRAN-X regenerates these icons, much like Dr Frankenstein, splicing and remixing graphics, hi-jacking personalities and reformatting them to suit his own visual world view. See and experience his visual narratives at the 50 Works Gallery, London Street from Thursday and Friday, 2pm–4pm and Saturday and Sunday, 11am–4pm.



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tall holders from across the South Island are due to flex their creative muscle in Methven for the inaugural Methven High Country Fete. Fans of beautiful, handmade creations will revel in the options - jewellery and accessories, homewares, women’s and baby wear, arts and crafts, garden and furniture, beauty products, jams, salami and seasonings – the list goes on. A great range of delicious sweet and savoury food will be available and to wash it all down, fine wines and beers from Straight Eight Estate, The Winemakers Wife, Charees Winery, Wigram Brewery and Methven’s very own Blue Pub. The Methven High Country Fete is hoping to support local charities and organisations through the event, however, there are three main charities who will benefit this year - Methven Care Trust, The Methven Historical Society and Library Committee and Methven St John.




Peta Mathias on tour


ree spirit and nomad Peta Mathias is releasing a new book Never Put All Your Eggs in One Bastard. A hilarious, candid, bitter/sweet ‘memoir of sorts’, it is an ode to cuisine, travel, adventure. As Peta puts it, “This book is my attempt to explore these interwoven elements that, like a refrain in a song, have recurred throughout my life: food, travel and love. It’s not an Eat Pray Love thing – it’s more a pay-the-rent thing and have-adventureswhile-you’re-doing-it thing.” A natural-born risk taker, fiercely independent and shot through with wanderlust, Peta dreamed of a life less ordinary. Not for her, domestic bliss and the burden of a husband. With the world as her stage, Peta embraced new experiences, finding homes in Canada, London, France. Peta Mathias will be touring New Zealand’s four main cities in November, with her new comedy show. Think rapier wit, singing, pithy readings from Never Put All Your Eggs in One Bastard and therapeutic fun as Peta reprises her perennial Agony Aunt guise. You’d be crazy to miss out! Charles Luney Auditorium – tickets at

Charity cabaret an annual highlight


aven’t organised your Christmas work do – or would like to show your appreciation to clients and raise funds for a wonderful charity? The Charity Hospital Christmas Cabaret will have a stellar cast for its cabaretthemed entertainment, divine catering by the very generous Nicky from Verve, stunning décor and and a sleigh full of wonderful auction prizes. It costs the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust $750,000 a year to provide free surgery, medical treatments, dentistry and counselling to Cantabrians in need. The Trust is currently developing a new oral surgery at its Harewood Road site to cater to an increased need for more complicated procedures including wisdom teeth extractions. The Charity Hospital Christmas Cabaret is being held on Friday 2 December at Maugers Innovation Park in Templeton. Tickets cost $160 per guest (all inclusive) and can be bought at either individually or as a table of 10.

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It’s a wonderful space to display original modern art. A former showhome, Bryce Gallery has rooms of varying sizes and shapes to give clients a good idea of how pictures and sculptures will look in a similarly contemporary home.


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ith some 150 artworks on display, more than 100 pieces in storage and a steady stream of new arrivals – paintings, glass art and sculptures - there is always a fresh selection to browse. “We represent 38 artists from around New Zealand,” says gallery owner Min Kim, herself a classical impressionist. “From 10 -23 November we are delighted to feature an exhibition of works by two very talented artists – Galina Kim and Patterson Parkin. The exhibition is entitled ‘Sounds and Colour.’” Min explains that Galina Kim was born in Kazakhstan and moved to New Zealand in 1996. She creates acrylic and textured

With some 150 artworks on display, more than 100 pieces in storage and a steady stream of new arrivals there is always a fresh selection to browse.

mixed media works exploring different subjects including architectural features, historic images and romantic impressions. “On the other hand Patterson Parkin was born in London and immigrated to New Zealand in 1967. His work explores a diverse range of subjects and this new exhibition focuses on musicians and the way in which music and colour evoke an emotional response.” Following the Kim/Parkin exhibition the Bryce Gallery will stage its well-known summer collection leading up to Christmas with works by all the gallery’s artists. “We will have pieces available for under $1,000. These will make very special Christmas presents.” To find a distinctive art work for your home visit Bryce Gallery on the corner of Riccarton Road and Paeroa Street. Phone 348 0064. Open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm and weekends 10am – 4pm.

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A surfboard leans in one corner and the family dog Kirra naps in the other. It is not your typical real estate office, but then in many ways Lance and Juliet Farrant at Ray White Merivale, are not your usual brand of real estate agents.


here is the high level of professionalism and motivation to achieve the very best for their clients, and there is also the ability to enjoy each day - to head out for a quick surf or a run around Hagley Park in a lunch break. Lance and Juliet lead the team, their natural style following the tradition of family values that has guided Ray White since it first began in 1902. Lance has a 16 year history in the real estate industry, with the family dynamic extending beyond Juliet’s role as Client Care Manager, to his sister Kirsty, also a licensed salesperson, and daughter Bonnie working behind the scenes. Their office at 174a Papanui Road is a welcoming home-like space that works well as a base for their team and clients. From here

young enthusiasm mixes with seasoned experienced in an environment that is all about supporting each other in order to provide excellent service. The diversity of

the team allows them to find the best for each client, and if this means a salesperson fluent in Mandarin, they have it covered. Look for the bright yellow chimney to find Ray White Merivale at 174a Papanui Road, or give Lance a call on 027 228 2846 and visit and on Facebook.

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BEAUTY OASIS OPENS SALON On Wednesday 19 October, Salon Parlour, a true beauty oasis, celebrated the opening of its new salon on the corner of Cranford and Westminster Streets. Josh Chisnall, Marce Taulango, Jane Richards, Mark Trembath

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NEW ZEALAND 1. What sparked the desire to start your own label? Originally I would say it was my shopping addiction! I would shop all the time. Ten years ago internet shopping wasn’t a big thing, so we had to shop what was on offer in New Zealand and for me there was nothing. I am married to an entrepreneur who isn’t afraid of taking a giant leap or a risk in business, so we decided to start our own clothing label to cater for the gaping hole that was in the market at the time. We started in a recession, when everyone told us it was a terrible time to start a business. Never say never I guess is the moral to that story!

It takes very little research to discover that the founder of Augustine, a hero-worshipped, homegrown brand that has revolutionised the concept of fashion in New Zealand, is a truly likeable personality. So much so, that her brand has almost established a cult following, where Augustine-ites not only embrace the clothing but live and breathe the identity behind it. Metropol talks to founder Kelly Coe about what a day in the life of the fashion deity looks like.

2. You have captivated the imagination and held the attention of women worldwide. We would hazard a guess that this is not just about your clothes but also about the brains behind the clothes - you! How do you decide how much of yourself to share with the public? It’s always a tricky one, to find that balance of sharing enough of myself that my social media is engaging and interesting, and letting ladies resonate with me and the brand, but at the same time keeping parts of my life private. Nathan and I are protective of the older girls and don’t put them on Facebook - I get creative and hide their faces in some way. It’s important to show the kids in my posts - but we don’t want them growing up thinking that they are anymore special or popular than their peers just because they are splashed all over social media. Other than that, I love sharing parts of our lives - my customers need to know that I am just like them, a busy mum living in the burbs, racing through a busy life. 3. The rise of e-commerce is often perceived as a threat to ‘bricks and mortar’ retail environments – thoughts? I don’t agree that it’s a threat; it’s another arm to the business and you will sink without it, but you can have both successfully. Our stockists that are most successful either have online stores or are very active on social media. If you bury your head in the sand and just have a bricks and mortar store, with no web presence at all, then you won’t survive in the long run. I

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DREAM would always prefer that our consumer goes into their local store, interacts with the local business owner, builds a real relationship and buys from the store. 4. What does a day in the life of Kelly look like? No two days are the same. Up until six weeks ago when I had Havana, Nathan and I managed the kids on our own; it was a beautiful, busy chaos. We now have a nanny for the first time and that is so helpful. Having a newborn means I am up about three times a night. Then we race around the house getting ready, getting kids fed and changed for school and kindy and Havana set for the day. I do the school drop off then head to work for a few hours at the moment. I was bringing Havana to work with me every day but now I leave her with the nanny for about four hours during the day so she can sleep in her cot rather than my office. At work I can be doing a multitude of things - meetings, planning new season drops, designing next season, checking samples, doing photoshoots etc. I try and work in the shops on launch days that is once a month at the moment as I love to have that interactivity with my customers. If it’s an afternoon where the kids have dancing or swimming I try to be the one that takes them; I don’t like missing out on seeing them do their activities. Once the big girls are in bed Nathan and I sit down and have dinner and a wine and usually talk about what needs to be done in the business. We love going out for dinner with friends so we fit that in as much as possible, but again it’s been a few months as I don’t leave the house at night at the moment.

5. What have been some of your most inspiring milestones on your journey? Every time we open a new shop is very exciting. Opening our first shop in the mount was a huge moment and our opening in Noosa this year was a big jump that was very exciting. I think starting Charlo was another great part of our journey and then we added Stella Royal to the mix so that curvier ladies can also get amongst the sparkle, which has been greatly successful.

“Every day you should get up and get going and hit the ground running. Most importantly you need to be kind, gracious and positive in business.”

6. What is your favourite business philosophy? We are getting a sign made for the office that says, “Get up, Kick Ass, Be Kind, Repeat”, its’ a quote that I have had in a frame for a few years now. I think it says so much without saying much at all. Every day you should get up and get going and hit the ground running. Most importantly you need to be kind, gracious and positive in business. 7. Where to from here? Oh we have so many exciting things coming up in the next year, but most of them I can’t tell you until they happen! We are constantly looking for fresh, new and exciting ways to market our existing brands and develop new ones where we see gaps in the market. We never keep still and live life at 100 miles an hour, you get a lot done at that pace! I love summer for the clothing and how ladies get out and about so much more. We have our high summer collections coming out for all three labels which have some of my all-time favourite styles in them, and we have a summer capsule collection hitting stores just before Christmas.

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LEGAL ADVICE for Everyday Life For 20 years Cameron & Co has had a base in Barrington and been a part of the local community it works in.

so that we can provide the best advice to protect them, their family and their assets and ensure their wishes will be known and carried out when major life events occur,” Kirsty says. “Communication is equally important when it comes to estate administration which involves advising and assisting family members with the administration of a person’s estate following death.” Excellent communication skills that come with a broad life experience enable Kirsty to have open and honest discussions and to make sure her client’s fully understand what each decision will mean for them, including being upfront about initial and ongoing costs.


or Associate Kirsty Morris, her legal career has taken her full circle growing up in the suburbs, travelling and working across the world, and back again to Christchurch to complete her law qualification in 2005. Kirsty joined the Cameron & Co team in 2014 and is now based at the Barrington office. Kirsty’s genuine approach paired with expert legal advice for everyday life, is characteristic of Cameron & Co. This may be buying or selling a family home or business, as well as estate planning and estate administration. “With estate planning we talk through the options with our clients, and become familiar with their unique circumstances

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“Our role is to deal with the ‘fine print’ but also to give practical and objective advice at a time when there can be a lot going on.”

Kirsty also deals with the sale and purchase of residential property and small to medium businesses, saying, “Our role is to deal with the ‘fine print’ but also to give practical and objective advice at a time when there can be a lot going on - buying and selling a property or business can be a stressful time. We take our role of protecting our client’s interests seriously. We believe that trust is the most important aspect of our client relationships and we work hard to earn and maintain that trust.” Cameron & Co is based from four suburban offices across the city in Barrington, Ilam, Upper Riccarton and Riccarton. For more information give Cameron & Co a call on 337 0218, email or visit


THRONE By Céline Gibson

How often in life are you stumped at the thought of giftbuying for your nearest and dearest? You can spend hours, days, weeks fixating on the problem, yet still end up disappointed at your lack of inspiration and imagination. Then, weary with racking your brain and getting precisely nowhere, you trudge to the shops to fritter your money on something that will, in all probability, end up hidden in the back of a cupboard amongst all the other rejects.

O Buy your beloved the gift of their lifetime, then sit back and accept the adulation that shall be showered upon you.

h dear! But there is good news, Ladies and Gentlemen; help is at hand, and closer than you think! Buy your beloved the gift of their lifetime, then sit back and accept the adulation that shall be showered upon you – you old Clever Clogs! “Darling,” your sweetheart will say, “I can’t believe it! My name – on the back of a seat! In the Isaac Theatre Royal! How did you think of it? The words are perfect – they express everything I stand for! I can never thank you enough!”

It’s a lovely picture, isn’t it? All that praise…and so richly deserved, of course! Now, how did you do it? Well, it was all quite simple really. It went something like this: You headed to your desk, switched on your computer and typed the words Name a Seat – Isaac Theatre Royal into the search engine then followed the instructions. Voila! You poured yourself a glass of bubbly. Really, you’re just too wonderful. Cin Cin!

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When Sasha Samardziska was a little girl, she told her family she wanted to be a meter-reader when she grew up. “When my mother asked why, I said because I could get inside peoples’ houses and see their rooms – how they looked.” In the end Sasha chose a career in which her desire to create and design could be better fulfilled; she became an architect.


asha was born and educated in Frankfurt. She came to Christchurch in June 2015, and found work with an architectural company that ticked all her boxes. “I was excited to be here and watch the rebuild. Though bad things have happened, we were given this near blank canvas to start over. It’s a great opportunity for people working in arts and design.” One such opportunity for Sasha was the Tiny Huts project at New Brighton. “When I read the advert calling for submissions for the Tiny Huts, I thought ‘oh yes!’ This is my time – this is what I was waiting for - my chance to contribute to the community.” Sasha’s Art-omat was one of five winning entries. The title is a play on the German word ‘Automat’ which translates into ‘Vending Machine’. The Art-omat is a metallic box which Sasha describes as strong and radical in design, but softened by the objects on

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display. She details a future scenario that best illustrates the Art-omat’s function. “You’re invited to a last minute party, the shops are closed, you’ve no idea what to buy, but you want something special. That is my vision for Art-omats – an art service available day and night.” The concept sounds little short of genius! The four other winning huts are Wharau, designed by Manaia Wilson-Moses; #MyBrightonHut, by Marike Uys; The Turret, by Tessa Forde and Elena LochoreWard, and The Shell Chapel, by Ting Lin. Carolyn Ingles, Urban Design and Regeneration Manager at Christchurch City Council, gave high praise for all those involved with Tiny Huts. “We’ve had so much support from the designers, the build partners, community and many others that have contributed their time, expertise and enthusiasm. The success of community projects is built on the energy of local people; their contributions have been fantastic.” The last word goes back to Sasha. “Design is about creating a space that is also a place; that is everything.” Info: www.ccc.govt.tinyhuts Sasha:

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The weaver of dreams and the maker of life defining moments. with being truly united by common beliefs and ambitions. Andrew & Michele Fibbens and John & Marie Kottier share their down-to-earth yet driven nature with their experienced and dedicated team. In 1997 Travel 2 U identified a missed opportunity for Kiwis preferring group travel in a manner unique to the Kiwi culture, and so began their own ‘personally escorted small group experiences’ to lands far and wide. “We don’t want our groups to be on the go from sun up to sun down, and it’s not about bombarding them with

facts and figures,” Andrew confirms. “All that information is available on the web after all, but a PC can never replace the feeling of standing in that place, at that time, soaking up the atmosphere.” The magic begins at a Travel 2 U information evening. Guests enjoy wine and nibbles and an informative overview, with the opportunity to connect with likeminded people. Let the excitement take over knowing that you can make autonomous decisions with no pressure to commit on the spot.

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WHAT A DAY! It was another fabulous day at Addington Raceway and in true Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day style; the sun came out to adorn more than 22,000 racegoers who enjoyed one of Canterbury’s biggest sporting and social events on the calendar. 99-year-old Neil Harton was Addington’s VIP guest for the 113th running of the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup. Neil got to tick a return to Cup Day off his bucket list and delivered the Cup in style - a 1917 Dodge, which cruised down the track. Crowds formed around the Social Media Flower Wall, with racegoers enjoying all four sides this year, including the glamorous Christchurch Casino showgirls. Even Addington’s celebrity guest, Stan Walker made an appearance at the wall before singing the national anthem – A Cappella style, which had the crowds in awe. Entrants in the Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes showed their fashion flair, watched closely by judges Luke Bettesworth, Laura McGoldrick, and Sophie

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Pascoe – all led by MC Jackie O’Fee. Katie Flett was the winner of Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes Best Dressed Lady who spent hours on her striking outfit. Best Dressed Lady Runner-up was June Youngman who wore a floral shirt dress. The Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes Best Dressed Man went to Gavin Borthwick who wore a petrol blue, three piece suit, and the winner of ZM Body Art went to Angela Pethig with her model, Miss Canterbury, Angelah Rose. The most anticipated race of the day - the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup was won by Lazarus and driven by Mark Purdon, who won it in a canter, 10 lengths clear and in a record time!


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By Céline Gibson

Barbara Brookman’s parents met on the stage of the “old” Theatre Royal when both were cast members in a Christchurch Operatic Society musical called The Belle of New York. By the time the show closed its run, the couple were an item.


t’s definitely where I got my love of theatre,” says the petite and vivacious Barbara, “It’s in the blood!” Growing up in a family passionate about showbusiness, naturally, it wasn’t long before Barbara caught the bug. She recalls her own first Isaac appearance. “It was 1971, and the production was Camelot – it was fantastic!” Barbara’s love affair with her favourite theatre saw her taking on a very active role in 2009 when she became an usher. The February 2011 earthquake saw her having time out, but when the theatre reopened on 17 November, 2014, Barbara, along with other staff were asked if they would like to go back. Barbara didn’t need to be asked twice. She was soon promoted to head usher, and in April 2015 took on

Barbara says she is a spiritual person, and had a wonderful experience when Isaac staff came together on a working bee, preparing for their move back into the theatre. “We were unpacking the containers and came across this box full of old programmes and photographs. Some of the photographs were of Mum’s work as Wardrobe Mistress for the Christchurch Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and amongst

administrative assistant duties as well. “What I love about my job are the people – the people I work for, and the people I work with. I love ushering - working in the front line, welcoming patrons and making sure their theatre experience is the best possible. On the admin side, we aren’t working as individuals – we work together. We have a great team!” When the word retirement is mentioned, Barbara laughs, “What’s that?” She readily admits a reluctance to leave her beloved theatre. “Working there keeps me young at heart; it feeds my soul.” Barbara says she still gets goose bumps every time she walks through Isaac’s doors. “I truly love my job - putting on my uniform and representing the theatre. It’s a privilege to work there.”

them was a photo of me in one of her creations for a show that I was in! That was a sign – I knew this was where I was always meant to be.” In her admin role, one of Barbara’s assignments is the overseeing of the Name a Seat Campaign. For every plaque bought, not only does a patron have their name on the back of a seat, but more importantly, they have the

knowledge that their purchase enables the upkeep of the Isaac for generations to come. “My children have bought me a plaque,” Barbara confesses, reaching into her purse to bring out a slip of paper. “These are the words to be inscribed on it.” - Musical Theatre – Her Passion, Her Love, Her World. Metropol November 17, 2016 27


CYGNUS DIVINUS! By Céline Gibson

There is no denying that the music of Swan Lake, composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky during 1875-1876, has to be one of the most captivating scores ever written for ballet. It is sweeping, seductive, heartrending and majestic. Definitely, it is unforgettable.


f you missed seeing the St Petersburg Ballet Company in their last tour of fifteen years ago, now is your chance to pop on your ‘best bib and tucker’, and experience one of the most enchanting nights of your life! St Petersburg Ballet was founded in 1994 by Russian entrepreneur Konstantin Tachkin whose vision was to showcase classical Russian ballet by delivering stunning productions to global audiences. With sell-out seasons across six continents, Konstantin can certainly take a bow. His company is so in demand, they are often booked for 200-250 performances a year. That takes a lot of discipline and a load of dedication. The story of Swan Lake is the classic fairy tale romance: handsome Prince Siegfried meets beautiful Swan Princess Odette and is immediately smitten. But lurking in the background, plotting dastardly deeds to thwart our star-crossed lovers, is the evil sorcerer Rothbart. Andrew Guild, international tour producer of Swan Lake, describes it as the real thing. “It’s Russian ballet on a grand scale. If you see only one ballet in your life, let it be this.” Swan Lake performs from December 29 – 31, culminating in a once-in-a-lifetime exclusive and divine after-show event to ring in the New Year with the esteemed Russian dancers in the Gloucester Room at the historic Isaac Theatre Royal! For more information, go to:

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The majestic nature of the Isaac Theatre Royal (ITR)warrants no justification – the infinite beauty of the multi-faceted environment speaks for itself.


t is the hidden treasures that lie within that provoke greater curiosity with the cultural icon representing the ultimate gift that keeps on giving. Beyond its many virtues – extoled throughout this wider supplement – the ITR has other generous offerings above and beyond that which greets the public at a glance. The Royal Boxes add a special dimension to a night out with the possibility of using the space for pre-show and interval hosting. The ITR is available for hire, able to cater for private functions like private performances, corporate events, product launches, award dinners and other occasions that call for a taste of the extraordinary. Adding to the already generous offering, the auditorium theatre stage, Ravenscar Dress Circle Foyer, Grand Circle Foyer and Royal Boxes are also available for hire with premium food options for cocktail celebrations and VIP dining experiences.

The eclectic yet equally elegant Gloucester Room space also rises to the occasion with its purpose built environment for functions and events. Able to accommodate 102-120 seated, the fringe performance space has already wooed audiences with its charismatic charm with more in store for 2017. For more information about all of the hire options with the ITR, visit


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The Phantom of the Opera April 2015 Photographer Danielle Colvin

The Isaac Theatre Royal’s (ITR) all year round series of events and performances could easily be described as the crème de la crème. Multi-award winning and world-class acts find a fitting home at the theatre, renowned and respected for its state-of-the-art performance spaces.


n 2016, the contribution the space has singularly made to entertaining and enriching the lives of locals and visitors alike is nothing short of astonishing. Reminiscing about the year to date, some of the incredible standouts – too many to mention – include Hairspray, following the sell-out success of Mamma Mia, with the musical epic Evita stealing the show in September and October. The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) lit up the big screen at the theatre this year with Poi E garnering rave reviews following its debut. Heading towards the silly season, the ITR’s bustling calendar shows no sign of breaking pace with an entertaining schedule right up until Christmas. Keep an eye on what’s on at

RECREATING THE MAGIC The rebirth of a Christchurch theatre

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nybody who was a fan of the Fawlty Towers television series will have their favourite episode, their favourite scene and their favourite line. One scene that endeared itself to many was where Basil, enraged by his ‘misbehaving’ car, goes berserk and takes to it with a tree branch. This very same scene

opportunity to see their rude, obnoxious hotel proprietor once again, along with Sybil, his “nest of vipers” wife; hapless, hopeless Manuel; and pretty Polly, maid and problem solver. Cleese has taken three episodes from the series – the Hotel Inspectors, The Germans, and Communication Problems - and skilfully

is now being used in a Specsavers advert, only Basil is older, and the car he beats isn’t his, but a policeman’s. To have a scene still so instantly, and globally, recognisable must be hugely edifying for Basil’s creator John Cleese. Seemingly averse to retirement, Cleese has given Fawlty Fans the

interwoven them for stage. Described by Australia’s Limelight Magazine as “a rollicking good farce”, you can be confident of a merry and mirthful night at one of the best slapstick comedy shows you will ever see. Fawlty Towers - Live kicked off in August. The superb Australian cast

was hand-picked by Cleese, who also oversaw rehearsals, right up to the world premiere opening in Sydney. It arrives at our magnificent Isaac Theatre on Tuesday, February 21 2017 with the final show Saturday March 4. Information: Bookings:




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memories 1.


Recently, a person named Anonymous posted a call on Facebook for memories of the Isaac Theatre – past and present. Below are your twinkling gems.


Heather: “I worked the refreshments counter for a few years. The two of us would serve the audience within the twenty minute break. It was manic, but we did it with a smile, a cash draw and Old School adding in the head.”

Rach: “It was a Children’s Theatre production, and my brother spilt his tangy fruit lollies. They bounced all the way down those beautiful marble stairs!”

Lynnsey: “School Choir Festivals; our age group were in every year, then our children, and now the grandchildren!”

Steph: “My daughter’s with Southern Ballet, she loves dancing in the Christmas Gala at the Isaac. What fantastic memories for when she’s older!”

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Jenner: “Mummified mice in Theatre Royal props department; one we deposited in the centre-piece of false food on a banqueting table. A special treat for the actors from the props crew!

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Roderick: “Die Fledermus in the late 80’s. I played a waiter in Scene 2, and prisoner in Scene 3. Mervyn Glue was jailer. Directed by Elric Hooper. Terrific fun!”

Craig: “We filmed segments of Ngaio Marsh’s Vintage Murder at the Theatre Royal in the wee hours. One morning, locking the theatre after filming, I came across the theatre ghost. Absolutely true!”





Lucy-Jane: I went to a Golden Horse concert in my teens; Breaks Co-op were the openers. They stole the show! People danced in the aisles, some on stage. I thought it such a surreal venue for a rock concert!”

Jenner: “We were hauling back the fencing round the ‘convent’ for the Sound of Music; hanging from a railing was a cell-phone. Imagine if it went off during performance!”

Anonymous: “Danny La Rue at the Theatre Royal – hard to say which Dame was the classiest!”


Ballet has talismanic qualities – capable of taking its audience to new heights. Each performance is a masterpiece, visualising narratives in new and boundary pushing ways.

RNZB dancer Abigail Boyle, photograph by Ross Brown


he Isaac Theatre Royal (ITR) has been right at the heart of bringing ballet to the Garden City with the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) opening its 2017 season in Christchurch for the first time in living memory! Cantabrians will have the opportunity to experience two emotive performances by French master-choreographer, Roland Petit (1924-2011). The landmark works of 20th century dance - L’Arlésienne and Carmen, never performed in New Zealand, will grace the stage at the ITR from 16-18 February. Intense drama combines with inspiring technique to deliver this programme of two iconic works by Petit. L’Arlésienne is set during high summer in Provence. On his wedding day, a young man is captivated, then obsessed, by an unknown, unseen woman – the ‘girl from Arles’. Consumed by his vision, he abandons his bride, losing his reason and ultimately, his life. Bizet’s opera Carmen, based on a novella by Prosper Mérimée, was first performed in Paris in 1875. The opera’s lurid story, and especially its working class setting, created a scandal, but Carmen has gone on to become one of the most popular works in the operatic canon, inspiring works in other genres, from musicals to notable ballets. Who is Carmen? Temptress, free spirit, victim or villain, she lives and loves on her own terms. Whatever claims a man may make on her body, her heart and her mind are her own. L’Arlésienne and Carmen are staged with permission of the Roland Petit Trust. For more information, visit





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New Moon on the Theatre Royal stage. From that time forward, thousands of our society members have trod the boards of her stage, and more than one million Cantabrians have filled the Royal’s seats attending our shows. It would be fair to say, we were quite lost without her for the 4 years leading to her reopening.

It was a very happy day for us all when she reopened her doors in November 2014, as the theatre has been a home to many of our musical productions for almost eight decades now.


SONG & DANCE ABOUT IT F r o m t h e t e a m at S h o w b i z C h r i s t c h u r c h

Showbiz Christchurch are delighted to celebrate the 2nd “re-birthday” of the Grand Old Dame of Christchurch, the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Hairspray June 2016


t was a very happy day for us all when she reopened her doors in November 2014, as the theatre has been a home to many of our musical productions for almost eight decades now. Our long term friendship began in October 1939, when our theatre company (then named Christchurch Operatic Society) first staged The

It has been a delight, since she reopened her doors in 2014, to fill the building time and again with more than 75,000 theatre lovers coming to see The Phantom of the Opera, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Mamma Mia!, Hairspray and, most recently, Evita. We are thankful for the drive and vision of the management of the Isaac Theatre Royal and the directors of her Charitable Foundation who worked tirelessly to ensure that Christchurch did not lose this priceless asset. We look forward to continuing to make a spectacular song and dance about this magnificent heritage theatre for years to come.

The Phantom of the Opera Apr-May 2015

Evita Sept-Oct 2016

Spamalot Sept 2015

Showbiz Christchurch congratulates the Grand Old Dame on her triumphant return.

Mamma Mia! Mar-Apr 2016

We are delighted to have enjoyed five successful seasons at the rebuilt Isaac Theatre Royal in the last two years, and will announce our 2017 season next week!

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IMAGINATION The Gift Box in Lincoln is bursting at the seams with unique gift ideas for Christmas. The extensive selection ranges from fabulous homeware, décor items and furniture, to exciting and innovative toys and games for the kids, as well as beautiful jewellery and stylish accessories.


long with our gorgeous homeware and gift ranges, we have new Christmas stock coming in all the time – light-up wreaths and cones, cane trees, angels, nativity sets – everything you need to decorate your home for the silly season,” says Helen Meechin, who owns the store with her daughter, Charlie. Kids are well catered for, with a range of Baby Boo soft toys and rattles for infants, or books, musical boxes and ‘hatch and grow’ dinosaur eggs for the older children. “We aim to provide options for everyone, from babies to 90 year olds. We have a great range of easyto-post Kiwiana items, including jewellery, key rings, tea towels and decorative Korus. We also have

an excellent range of cow-themed items, which is appropriate for our country-based store.” One of Helen’s favourite homeware items currently in-store is stunning mesh furniture, including round mirrors, lamps and coffee tables. Other gift ideas include wine holders, lanterns, artificial plants and brass urns, as well as great stocking stuffers – hand lotion, candles, and chocolate. The Gift Box is a well-loved part of the Lincoln community and the team’s friendly, welcoming manner is just one of the reasons her customers enjoy visiting the store. Open seven days a week, the family business expanded a year ago by opening a sister shop in Halswell, Be Inspired.

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NATURAL BORN STORYTELLERS Sometimes the most memorable stories, those that are carried by winds all over the world, have found notoriety thanks to their unusual circumstances. Certainly storytelling is an age old practice that has transcended time and generation.


erhaps you have a story born from comical misfortune or a tale of woe that materialised following an embarrassing faux pas. Either way, you’ll find an excellent forum for divulging your catastrophic moments at the upcoming Natural Born Storytellers evening at XCHC (Wilson Road) on Friday 25 November. The concept found its feet once upon a time in the hip locale of Camden Town, London. The original pioneers have since collaborated with The Story Collective to hand the microphone to Christchurch. The brief for the evening comes from the team themselves: “We are looking for your stories about times when things didn’t go accordingly to plan. Life throws curve balls sometimes and we have to go with the flow. The results can be challenging and even catastrophic – but they can always be unexpectedly wonderful”. Reach out to the organisers in advance at to help find your story a voice. The team will be happy to help you craft your anecdote. If you don’t feel like sharing, then you’re welcome to delight in the dramatics and wile away the evening wondering if you’re listening to extraordinary fact or clever fiction.

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By Majka Kaiser

The basic summer wardrobe staple, the classic tee, is the obvious partner with denim, but with these fashion styling tips you can get more mileage out of this capsule classic.


f you have the waistline, then tucking in a crisp white t-shirt into your favourite skirt takes you from casual to chic in an instant. Make sure the t-shirt is fitted and that the skirt nips in at the waist for the perfect silhouette. Team your t-shirt and skirt combo with a pair of killer heels for a night out or wedges for a more laidback look. If your t-shirt is plain then your skirt can afford to be daring in colour and pattern. While a more formal skirt can dress up a classic tee, you’ll also get more wear out of that one-off Trelise Cooper skirt you’ve only worn once at a wedding by dressing it down with a t-shirt. Just about any outfit can transcend the everyday grind to something a little extra special with the addition of carefully selected accessories. Don’t be afraid to mix bold, brassy necklaces, bangles and rings otherwise saved for special occasions, to inject a healthy dose of glitz into your daytime ensemble.

Think metallic, big jewels, beads, and anything with tassels. Give your classic tee a boost of character by scouring op shops and flea markets for one-of-a-kind vintage silk scarves, jewellery, or a statement clutch. Stand out from the crowd with a unique piece that can also make a great talking point at parties. Even simply slipping a blazer over a classic tee tucked into a pair of slim-fit jeans can instantly elevate your look from boring to brilliant. This is a great look for the office where you needn’t sacrifice style for comfort. Team this ensemble with a pair of flirty peep-toe heels, strappy sandals, or a hip pair of brogues for the seriously smart. After dark, really let loose and go all out with sequined jackets. Keep your eyes peeled for sassy blazers that dare to dazzle. With so much sparkle on top you can easily team this look with a fitting pair of jeans, leatherette pants or a pencil skirt, depending on your mood. Workshop Denim


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LIPSERVICE By Kate Pierson

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It’s time to pucker up and pay lip service to some of the hottest little lip numbers making their way onto the style scene this spring and summer.

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n honour of some of the true beauties wooing fashionistas with their charm, we’ve put together a selection of some of our favourites. Kiss your draw of has-beens goodbye and welcome some new additions to the beauty kit. From matte lipstick to lipsmacking pout pots, we’ve got your lips covered for the social season with colours that will transition effortlessly from day to night.

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As a client gift, for loved ones or yourself, luxurious ELEMIS Christmas gift packs offer excellent value for the scientifically proven skincare.



machine, but have at least 20 minutes where highly qualified Thai therapists massage the head, shoulders, feet, hands and arms using powerful massage sequences. The team’s experience, gained from thousands of hours working at 5 star spas worldwide, is in excess of 55 years. These clinically proven facials, supported by the extensive ELEMIS skincare range are sold exclusively in Christchurch by Lotus at Siam. As a client gift, for loved ones or yourself, luxurious ELEMIS Christmas gift packs offer excellent value for the scientifically proven skincare - the advice is get in quick before they sellout.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your important clients and staff, Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa understands the need to create the best impression in everything you and your company does.


he luxurious private day spa, owned and operated by Duncan and Jeerana Laing, offers a quiet, city-escape oasis with private lake, majestic swans, and award-winning gardens. It borders Ernle Clark Reserve, with its sound of bellbirds. Lasting impressions are made with Lotus at Siam’s corporate spa packages. Impress clients and/or staff with a gift-voucher for a world-class treatment, perhaps including their partner, to enjoy at their leisure. Designed as sales incentives, staff rewards, or client Christmas gifts, Lotus at Siam helps you create the perfect gift. Luxurious packages begin at 10-treatment vouchers. It’s also time to start regular facial routines ensuring your face looks its best. Partnering with ELEMIS, Lotus at Siam Thai Day

For a special birthday or event where you need the ultimate present for a special someone, it’s made easy with a gift voucher for one of Lotus at Siam’s decadent treatments. Purchase gift-vouchers online or at the spa - they also offer electronic giftvouchers if you’re rushed for time! Lotus at Siam opens 9am until late seven days a week. Visit to peruse its exquisite treatments, or call today and treat yourself and your loved ones to the ultimate in world-class, holistic pampering.

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BABES By Kate Pierson

Sunnylife Cooler Tote

As the weather forecast starts to work more in our favour, we’ve created an edit for all the bona fide beach babes out there.


azy days spent snoozing, swimming and socialising at the beach call for functional fashion – swimsuits through to satchels that will effortlessly rise to the challenge of helping you to master a chic aesthetic without any of the usual fuss involved. Beach essentials include shades, a swimsuit,

Lazy days spent snoozing, swimming and socialising at the beach call for functional fashion.

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and a cosy towel for curling up in after you dipped your toes in the water, but we’ve gone the extra mile and including a few extra perks for those days you feel like spending sunrise to sunset in the sand. Metallics have a must-have this season with bold patterns and striking hues the key to standing out from the crowd. Havaiana Footwear

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A beautiful


Leading Christchurch beauty clinic All About You has revolutionised the beauty business with an exciting and unique game changer. Introducing the VIP Beauty Club – a convenient, flexible and affordable way to take care of all your beauty needs.


lients can choose from three different levels of membership – Emerald, Ruby and Sapphire – which are made up of a selection of the best beauty treatments on offer. Each month, members select a range of treatments from the menu, all for an easy, one-off monthly payment. “The best part is, all the treatments are interchangeable each month, so you can pick the treatment you want, when you want it,” says owner Tracy Cox, who introduced the new system to make life easier for her clients. “Although we are a traditional salon with great prices for individual treatments, I’ve been listening to what my clients want and decided to offer them a unique option to

meet their needs. The VIP Beauty Club is an excellent way to offer both value for money and convenience – rather than go to multiple clinics for different treatments, we can take care of all your beauty needs.” Other incentives include up to 15% off other treatments and 10% off retail products. “No other membership in the country gives you this flexibility or value – this is a fantastic deal that’s not to be missed!” All About You offers two locations with easy access – one in the tranquil setting of Cashmere, and the second clinic is situated in the heart of Riccarton, by Westfield Mall. Call 348 3949 to sign up for this amazing deal.

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PREMIER DAY SPA No one thing makes an experience unforgettable. Whether you are visiting a luxury day spa, an exclusive restaurant or spending time at a five-star resort, it’s not just about the spa treatment, the food or the accommodation - it is the entire experience as a whole, that makes you feel inspired, like you’ve experienced something truly special.

parties. The new location also features an elegant light-filled retail display area where you are welcome to browse and try a beautiful selection of luxury products including Pure Fiji, Bestow Beauty, ASAP and Matis. When it comes to gift giving, nothing can compare to Champs-Elysées Day Spa’s famous luxury gift vouchers. ChampsElysées Day Spa has just unveiled the new Tropical Summer Dream Luxury Spa Ritual, a gloriously restorative body treatment combining a Pure Fiji papaya body 44 November 17, 2016 Metropol


hen you walk through the doors at Champs-Elysees Day Spa, now located at the newly renovated, historic Charlotte Jane building, you can’t help but sense you are about to experience something that’s unique and unforgettable. You will be captivated by the old-world charm and elegance of this building and drawn in by the level of care, exceptional customer service and attention to detail that is part of the culture of Champs-Elysees Day Spa. While it has become famous for luxurious, pampering and rejuvenating body and beauty treatments, it really is the whole experience that is quite special and entirely memorable. An admired part of Merivale since 1891, the stunning Charlotte Jane building is one of the few historic buildings that remain in Christchurch - a beautiful reminder of our rich heritage. This building takes you on a journey, from its high ceilings, grand staircase, tiled fireplaces, large sash windows, and luxurious claw-foot bathtub to its plush furnishings; its sophistication is undeniable. With seven large double suites, each with its own private bathroom, a luxurious relaxation lounge and elegant bridal suite, Champs-Elysées Day Spa has become the premier destination for exclusive corporate spa retreats, wedding parties and catered spa

masque, relaxing massage, tropical body polish and luxurious moisture infusion ritual. This blissful 90-minute luxury spa experience is available at the special price of just $179 - and if you mention Metropol when making your booking, you will also receive an extra little Pure Fiji treat. Joining Champs-Elysées Day Spa in the Charlotte Jane building will be Doctor Phil Frost, Christchurch’s leader in appearance and cosmetic medicine. This will be the perfect complement to ChampsElysées Day Spa’s range of advanced

cosmeceutical skin care treatments and provide a full selection of beauty and cosmetic treatments at one location. So for those who are looking for more than just a spa treatment, and want to experience something that’s truly unforgettable, give yourself or someone you love the gift of a luxury spa experience at the exclusive and award winning Champs-Elysées Day Spa at the beautiful Charlotte Jane building in Merivale. For further information please phone 365 3630 or visit


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On Tuesday 27 September, luxury beauty therapy star Champs-ElysĂŠes held a Spring into Style Fashion Show with Deval at Maddisons Restaurant Hotel at the Heritage.

Val Barnett, Julie Bohnenn, Debbie Lawson, Myf Colvin, Mandy Pickering

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Footwear and apparel for


There will be a shoe that fits at Merrell, with footwear designed for functionality and style across a wide range of purposes. Need something for an outdoor adventure or perhaps an athletic shoe? Something stylish yet comfortable for around town and travelling, or to slip on to head down to the beach? Merrell will have you sorted with specific designs to take you from the alpine ranges right to the city streets.


errell’s flagship store at Westfield Riccarton opened just over a year ago with a loyal following of customers across Canterbury. From here the team offers the largest range of Merrell footwear, apparel and bags in New Zealand, as well as Christchurch’s biggest selection of apparel and bags by Patagonia. An extensive range of women’s sandals for summer are newly arrived: the Around Town range with a full grain leather upper and a cork-covered footbed, the

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Adhera range for urban explorers and the Terran range to keep feet cool and comfortable during adventure travel. “Our staff at Merrell are specialists in fitting shoes and make the effort to understand how our customers will use the shoes so we can ensure they go home with the right style,” says Mark Hogan, Store Manager. Visit Merrell at Westfield Riccarton, upstairs on Level Two opposite Farmers. Phone 343 6736 or visit as well as Facebook to check out the new arrivals and what the team at Merrell has been up to across the country.


French ‘CHIC’ boutique New shipment from Italy and France 273 Plaskett Rd, Fernside. Ph. 03 313 1366 Hours:Wed-Sun 10am-5pm or by appointment

Handmade in Platinum. Diamond total 2.27ct Colour E-F Clarity VS-SI $27,500

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For a high class cut and style.

Cathedral Junction Barbers

‘Adding the edge’ Maison Dress Price: $329.90 Available from Repertoire The Colombo Mall 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham Ph. 03 366 1200

Shop 8, Cathedral Junction Worcester St, Christchurch. Ph. 03 377 2634

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JNBY (Just Naturally Be Yourself) Now available at the Collective store in the Colombo Mall Ph. 03 3667117 Open 7 days

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Handcrafted clothing using the finest natural materials.

Merrell Duskair $149 Settle into ultimate comfort in these lace-ups for some well-earned rest and relaxation. Check it out at our flagship store. Merrell Riccarton, upstairs, Level 2 Westfield Mall, Riccarton Ph. 03 343 6736,

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Pair luxe summer linens with beautiful fine Merino knits. Shop the Untouched World™ Summer 16-17 Collection, in store and online. Untouched World™ Flagship Store and Café: 155 Roydvale Avenue, Ph:o3 357 9399 Untouched World™ Re:START Store: N13/96 Oxford Tce, Ph:03 365 9533

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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 Monday 28 November and the winner will be drawn Tuesday 29 November.

At Metropol we are all about Christmas cheer. In the spirit of gift giving, we have one divine Aromatherapy Co Ltd Edition Christmas Gift Set up for grabs. The set contains one limited edition diffuser, one limited edition candle, one cosmetic bag (includes a therapy Sleep Pulse Point + Mini Hand Cream) and 2 x Donovans Chocolate Bars, delicious! Total RRP $120.

All aspects of hair cutting for both men & women Experienced stylists No appointment necessary Reasonable prices 112 High St, Rangiora (Old Robbies building)

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A health kick



Linden Leaves Regenerating Night Cream with Organic White Tea and Goji Berry 50ml, $49.99: A richly restorative night cream with the powerful antioxidant properties of certified organic white tea to help slow the appearance of wrinkles and skin ageing, and vitamin rich goji berry to firm, regenerate and improve skin tone and aid overnight skin repair.


inter can take its toll on skin, leaving skin feeling lifeless and dehydrated. Never fear though, we’ve tracked down and compiled the best companions for your complexion this spring and summer. Achieve an incandescent glow all year round and get your skin prepped and primed with these magical alchemies.

The nifty under $50 buys you need:



Ultra Balancing Skin Mist 100ml, $50: This refreshing tonic instantly invigorates, replenishing skin with a rich blend of moisturisers, antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids. The fine mist gives skin back any lost moisture and regulates the flow of oil so it works brilliantly throughout the day to freshen up makeup or during a long flight. The effect is plump, glowing, hydrated skin. Suitable for dry skin types.


Brush on Block Sunscreen, $44: This SPF30 mineral translucent powder can be worn under or on top of makeup and won’t leave skin greasy or with a white residue. While it is suitable for areas that are exposed to the sun such as the face, neck and hands, it is also perfect for application to the hairline, part lines and for those with thinning hair to provide protection from the sun without the greasiness of a traditional sunscreen. Paraben, phthalate and PABA-free, and vegan.

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Shop 2, Parkside Plaza. 333 Harewood Rd, Bishopdale email: Kaye: 0274352056

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WELLBEING Whole body wellbeing is made up of many different facets. Christchurch Wellness Centre bring this holistic approach to the chiropractic care they provide for each and every client.


he centre’s approach is evident from arrival, with the restful interior design a conscious decision by owner, Dr Mary Patterson. Mary is an experienced chiropractic practitioner who has studied across the globe, and has a passion for being a part of her client’s journey back to wellbeing. “Our chiropractic techniques can assist patients with the rediscovery of health and wellness to restore body function,” says Mary. “For others it may offer a new sense of balance and wellness.” For many clients it is their first encounter with chiropractic care after a history of experiencing symptoms such as neck and back pain, or headaches. Mary and colleague Dr Priyanka Tuank, are both graduates from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, and have a strong focus on ensuring their clients are fully informed of what chiropractic care entails. Initial consultations begin with a thorough examination, as well as discussing lifestyle and nutrition in order to

Helping you get your Spine to work optimally and keeping it that way

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gain a full picture of each client’s wellbeing. Alongside chiropractic care the centre offers an experienced nutritionist, Claudia Oxford, by appointment, massage and acupuncture on request, as well as new outdoor lunch time yoga and lifestyle classes. Call Doctors Mary and Priyanka at the Christchurch Wellness Centre, located at 390 Memorial Avenue with easy off street parking, on 357 9222 or visit and on Facebook for more information. Mention this article to receive a 50% discount off your initial examination.

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SUNKISSED PARADISE It was the disruptive start-up that burst onto the sunless tanning scene five years ago and today it is ‘the’ success story of the industry.


es, Sun Kissed Tan (SKT), a now trans-Tasman identity, has firmly cemented its leading role in the delivery of wholesale and retail sunless tanning, offering a product and service that is second to none. Its Be Gorgeous tanning range is the only New Zealand brand of its kind to be exported globally. By the end of January, SKT will have four retail salons in New Zealand and a fifth in Australia. Owners Matt and Diana Docherty have greater ambitions for growth and expansion around the world, and want New Zealanders to come on the journey with the business. “We intend to raise capital through crowdfunding platform so we can move into new foreign markets. After five years in business we are profitable, sound and have great potential for diversification. The model is very unique and it is completely feasible for us to set our sights on somewhere like America.” SKT wants to reward its customers’ loyalty by enabling them to invest through Pledge Me with share parcels starting at just $500. “We believe this investment opportunity will appeal to first time investors and the more business savvy investors.” To attend an information evening about the possibilities, please continue to visit the SKT Facebook page for details.

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New Zealand has one of the highest bowel cancer rates in the world.

Beat Bowel Cancer – have a Colonoscopy CHRISTCHURCH COLORECTAL Mr John Frye Mr Chris Wakeman Prof Frank Frizelle

Assoc Prof Tim Eglinton Mr Richard Tapper | PH: 968 3140 Based at the Specialist Centre Level 2, 21 Caledonian Road, (on Southern Cross Campus)

Talking to Fertility Associates was the best call I ever made.

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For a free nurse consultation or to book an appointment visit or call


FERTILITY a better understanding associates I


Help us explore a potential way to protect your heart The STRENGTH Trial is looking at an investigational medication for people who have high levels of triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood that can raise your risk of heart disease), low levels of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C; the ’good’ cholesterol), and other risk factors for heart disease. The investigational medication is a concentrate of omega-3 free fatty acids, developed from fish oils.

To learn more about this study or to discuss your eligibility to join, please contact the study team using the details below. We look forward to hearing from you. Phone: 0800 358 788 or 03 337 1979 and leave a message for Jenny Or email

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Smart A thriving, world-class medical research scene is a key way to keep our youngest and brightest minds in Canterbury Your contribution matters. Visit to donate today.


Who can take part in this research study? You may be able to take part in the STRENGTH Trial if you: • are 18 years of age or older • take a statin medication but still have high triglyceride levels • have at least one risk factor for heart disease, such as: o a history of heart problems or stroke o type 1 or 2 diabetes o high blood pressure or taking a blood pressure medication o being a regular smoker. • Want to know more?

was that we were able to identify the embryo that wasn’t going to work. The embryo that was viable we put back and now we have had a healthy baby.” Dr Sarah Wakeman explains: “By working with Canterbury Health Laboratories we have managed to reduce the cost of PGS, making it much more affordable. Before this, embryos were sent to Australia or the USA, adding a considerable cost. We are very pleased to make PGS much more accessible to our patients.”

“We are very proud to be the first clinic in New Zealand to celebrate the birth of a baby with the assistance of our new PGS technology.” Dr Sarah Wakeman

Christchurch mum welcomes her

first baby – with the help of new fertility technology ‘PGS’

“We are very proud to be the first clinic in New Zealand to celebrate the birth of a baby with the assistance of our new PGS technology,” says Dr Sarah Wakeman, Medical Director of Fertility Associates Christchurch.

Mum Libby

What is PGS? ‘Preimplantation Genetic Screening’(PGS) is a powerful embryo selection technique that detects embryos that have the wrong number of chromosomes or ‘aneuploidy’. Embryos with aneuploidy do not give rise to pregnancy, are associated with pregnancy loss, or occasionally with an affected child (eg Down’s Syndrome). Who can benefit? • Women aged 36 and over. • Women who have had recurrent miscarriages. • Women who have not become pregnant despite the transfer of several embryos. “I would totally recommend it,” says happy mum Libby. “The great thing about PGS

Know your risk – is Genetic Carrier Screening for you? Genetic Carrier Screening is a simple saliva test, for three common recessive genes – Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Fragile X Syndrome (FXS). • People who carry one copy of the CF or SMA genes are perfectly normal. When both parents carry one of these genes, there is a 25% chance that each child will have the disease. For women who carry FXS, there is 50% chance that children will have the disease. When to do the test? • Ideally screening is done before conception. If the woman carries one of these genes, then her partner is tested. • Genetic screening is useful for all people considering starting their family. It is not only for those undertaking fertility treatments. Worried about your fertility? Dr Sarah Wakeman, Fertility Specialist at Fertility Associates is holding a free fertility information event for anyone experiencing difficulty getting pregnant or wanting to know more about fertility. Find out about fertility issues, lifestyle factors, basic tests, treatment options, support, funding and more. Date: Wednesday 23 November, 6pm, Fertility Associates Christchurch. Visit for more information.

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INK Stocking Advent Calenders

These days it’s more common to have a tattoo than not, and as societal norms make it acceptable for even the most clean cut people to be inked up, more and more are getting tattoos and piercings.


Z Ink Tattoo Studio in Rangiora is owned by Tattoo Artist Steve Purtle. Steve has been tattooing for 16 years and is incredibly talented at what he does, regardless of whether you’d like a new tattoo designed by him or an old one covered. Alongside him is his partner Trudi, who is not only in charge of customer service and the day-to-day running of the studio, but also heads the body piercing side of the business. Together they make a formidable team, ensuring their clients have the best tattoo or piercing experience possible. Both Steve and Trudi believe that a consultation is important for the custom design part of the tattoo process. This service is free, as is the design itself. This allows not only the client to see an aspect of the tattoo drawn on the skin but also allows Steve to accurately quote on the finished piece and, in turn, then work within their budget. Body piercing has become Trudi’s forte. Only surgical stainless steel jewellery is used, along with needles, not guns. At $20 per piercing, including jewellery, this is very affordable. NZ Ink also sells gift vouchers. In the lead up to Christmas this is the perfect gift for that ‘hard to buy for’ person. Contact Steve or Trudi through NZ Ink Tattoo Studio’s Facebook Page via private message any time or phone 03 310 6669 in business hours.



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The brand has estab lished itself as a bonafide culinary ico n. Spagalimis is undoubtedly a culinary institution in Canterbury. Established in May 1978, on the corner of Colombo and Kilmore Streets, the first restaurant had humble beginnings with eight tables, seating approximately 44 people, with only seven employees.


ast forward to 2016, and the brand has established itself as a bonafide culinary icon and better yet, it now has a compelling presence in Kaiapoi. Consistent and quality product and impressive, friendly service have earned the business an already loyal following. Joining its counterparts based in Riccarton; New Brighton; Redwood and Sydenham, the Kaiapoi location justly prides itself on serving up delicious pizzas. From BBQ Chicken and Broccoli and Blue Cheese options teasing the senses through to sumptuous flavours such as Canterbury Roast Lamb; Chicken and Cranberry and

Mediterranean Lamb, Spagalimis has something for everyone. The Kaiapoi restaurant delivers to local and surrounding areas including The Pines Beach; Kairaki Beach; Ohoka; Clarkville; Flaxton; Tuahiwi; Woodend; Woodend Beach and Pegasus. Whether you want to pick up, or have a pizza delivered, Kaiapoi Spagalimis has covered all bases to ensure you can enjoy the myriad of pizza options with sides - chips, garlic bread and sodas – in the way you want to. Visit Kaiapoi Spagalimis at 99 Williams Street (next door to Snap Fitness/at the rear of the building) or phone 0800 113 113.

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gastronomy Homemade

Topp Stop Café in Amberley now has more scrumptious offerings and owner Zoe Topp is not slowing down. After a year in business and recently sampling the café trends of Europe, her creative take on Kiwi comfort food just keeps getting tastier.


ew to the fresh homemade selection are pies using free-run local pork and beef, processed by Harris Meats in Cheviot. The roast pork and apple pie now has crunchy crackling baked into the pastry top. Her favourite creation: “It’s different, but so delicious - a nacho pie with a spicy beef and bean filling with cheese, a of dollop sour-cream in the centre and corn chips on the pastry top.” With six staff to help the local 24-yearold entrepreneur, she cooks and runs the café, with help from “a wonderful head chef who’s very consistent with quality”. Proving popular is the gluten-free menu available all day with a range of a la carte breakfast and lunch meals, homemade pies and sweet slices. Watch this space for vegan options coming soon!

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Underground’s Avante Garde coffee blend is perfected by professional baristas, and being dairy-free herself, Zoe offers alternatives like almond and soymilk. A coffee and muffin $6 deal includes flavours like berry and white chocolate and peach with cream cheese. The large commercial kitchen also offers a catering service to suit events of any size, delivering Topp Stop Café’s homemade gastronomy directly to offices and functions. Zoe’s focus is a family friendly and affordable café. “Just having contented customers and great compliments makes the long hours all worth it,” she says. Topp Stop Café, 47 Carters Road, Amberley opens 6.30am-5pm Monday to Thursday remaining open until 7.30pm on Friday. Weekend hours are 8.30am to 5pm.

Cuisine with a secret journey & surprises...

Indulge in delicious Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine with Sushi Train dining

Complete your meal by visiting our Yoghurt Ya Cafe for dessert

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Secret, Rangiora’s new Vietnamese and Japanese restaurant, is an exciting dining adventure in a magnificently restored building.


ow that Kiwi taste buds are ready for Vietnamese fare, Hung Lam first found the perfect location. Then inspired by the historic facades and contemporary interiors of London’s Oxford Street, he enlisted architect Marcus Stufkens to create a functional but artistic space in the original Junction Hotel. Vietnamese cuisine is piquant rather than spicy, with traditional lemongrass, mint and coriander imparting an exotic tang. “It complements the fresh flavours of Japanese cuisine - they are quite similar,” says Hung, who’s originally from Ha Tien, Vietnam. Now offering the first sushi train in Rangiora; moving plates tempt with Japanese and Vietnamese delicacies – a convenient, entertaining way to dine. “We were lucky to find our head chef, Thong Ngygen, a tutor at a top Ho Chi Minh City cooking school. He uses only fresh locally sourced produce, herbs and spices.” Some evening menu creations include juicy black tiger prawns with crispy

secret-recipe rice, Nam Vang - pork and seafood with noodles or the green papaya salad. Huge bowls of Vietnamese noodle soup and Japanese rice dishes are perfect for brunch or lunch and there’s fresh sushi to take away. “Sushi-making is an art, taking years to perfect,” says Hung, whose Christchurch Sushi Ya restaurants also keep gaining popularity. At the end of the spacious restaurant is a bar, which also surprises with

oriental cocktails and quieter seating, ideal for corporate meetings. Discover Secret, 112 High Street, Rangiora. Sushi Ya (sushi takeaway) opens 7 days 7.30am-4.30pm. Sushi Train opens Thursday to Sunday lunchtime 11am-2.30pm and then 5pm9pm. Vietnamese Restaurant opens Tuesday-Sunday 5pm until late.

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End of Year Functions! All Welcome. Private groups 20-30. Let us cater for your events!

Enjoy an adventure shopping at our Emporium like Alladin’s cave then relax with a delicious BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR DINNER (Friday Nights)

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DRESS The transformer

By Melinda Collins

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The transformer dress is the hottest trend to hit the aisle in 2016 and with good reason: two-for-one styles mean you can showcase different looks for the ceremony and reception without having to purchase a second dress.


hy not start with a fuller silhouette for the ‘I dos,’ followed by a sleeker style so you can dance the night

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away? With more brides than ever before calling for after-wedding party frocks, designers have responded with an ever-increasing collection of transformer wedding gowns with convertible styles that use removable skirts, trains and capes to create a distinct reception look. While there’s nothing more magical than the silhouette created by a beautiful full gown, those things can get heavy after anything more than a trip down the aisle. But with a transformer dress, you can remove the full, heavy skirt after the ceremony and photos and you’ve got a comfortable – but still glam – reception dress that you’re able to purchase all at once. Also known as an infinity dress, or convertible dress, this versatile gown makes a great option for bridesmaids too, enabling each of the lovely ladies to showcase their own style preferences, while maintaining the same colour and material.

With more brides than ever before calling for after-wedding party frocks, designers have responded with an everincreasing collection of transformer wedding gowns with convertible styles.

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An inimitable

CREATION Just as each and every engagement and marriage is unique and special in its own right, so too are the symbolic, custom made rings that pre-eminent jewellery designer Polished Diamonds creates to signify the commitment.


haracterised by unparalleled quality, imagination and craftsmanship thanks to Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D prototyping which ensures perfect symmetry and superb accuracy – engagement rings from Polished Diamonds are truly bespoke. The team at Polished Diamonds offers a wealth of experience, and adopts a methodical and magical approach to the design process. Any ring design can be drawn in CAD using actual proportions to suit any budget. Ladies can design their ideal ring and ‘drop the hint’, or gents can view and create their ideal engagement ring safe in the knowledge they are getting the best value. Polished Diamonds even has ‘engagement models’ you can borrow to ‘pop the question’ and then design your engagement ring together – how cool is that? Polished Diamonds, operating with incredible efficiency online through its website – - and from its plush, parlour-esque location on New Regent Street, offers a lifetime guarantee and works with ethically mined diamonds and gemstones. Introduce some lifelong sparkle into your life.

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RUN By Melinda Collins


A unique race through striking scenery, the marathon features a 70m vertical climb at the 33km mark and a steep downhill of 380m to the finish line in Hanmer Springs.

Sometimes city life has you wanting to head for the hills, when you want to take that desire to the next level, Hanmer Springs may have just the ticket.


eld in early December the annual Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km, will take runners through two of the South Island’s most iconic stations. Starting at Lake Tennyson, high in the alpine environment of the St James and Molesworth Stations, runners will follow the quiet gravel roads alongside the Clarence River and cross Jacks Pass before descending to the


picturesque village of Hanmer Springs, 130km north west of the city. A unique race through striking scenery, the marathon features a 70m vertical climb at the 33km mark and a steep downhill of 380m to the finish line in Hanmer Springs, culminating in a run far beyond that which any urban locale could offer. If you miss the action this year, or just quietly, you need more preparation time, the


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Hanmer Four Square Half Marathon is being held in the township in early May 2017. One of the most scenic half marathons in New Zealand, there are men’s, women’s, veteran men’s and veteran women’s grades with a 5 and 10km option both available for walkers to participate. After an initial 2km climb, the route follows forest roads to a split at Jollies Pass Rd. Here the half marathon takes racers

Travelling Maori were the first to discover the thermal springs while passing through the beautiful area. There was never a permanent Maori settlement in the area and it wasn’t until the 1850s that they were discovered by an early pioneer. Today Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve has seven open air thermal pools, three sulphur pools, four private thermal pools, sauna and steam rooms, a freshwater heated pool, a large family activity pool with two waterslides, picnic area and licensed café. Divine after running a marathon! The town is named after Thomas Hanmer, an owner of Hawkeswood Station near the Conway River during the 1850s.

through the main block of the forest, before linking up with the 10km route to run through the flat Heritage forest, and a final sprint down the road to the finish at Hanmer School. The final 5km course follows Jollies Pass Road for 2km where it joins the 10km and half marathon route to the finish. Register at

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a t g im ina i a st ti n

By Melinda Collins

I’ve been building houses since I was five. While building back then involved squeezing colourful little Lego pieces together until they snapped into place, a lot of time and dedication went into those mini developments.


nd if you thought I wasn’t setting myself up for life when I was stacking those blocks together, you’d be quite wrong. Lego has been credited with developing lateral thinking, teaching children to think in three dimensions, developing problem-solving, organisation and planning abilities, developing creativity, enhancing communication and critical thinking, and boosting children’s motor development, while working with instructions improves literacy. If you don’t relish the thought of clogging up the vacuum cleaner with little colourful blocks, some clever cookies came up with the concept of offering Lego and Duplo pits for children to play to their heart’s content.

Imagination Station first opened its doors in the Cathedral Junction in January 2015 as a six-month project after some creative ideas started flowing between the Lego Users’ Group, LUG4/2, and the Christchurch City Council. The Imagination Station is still run by LUG4/2, the incorporated society and registered charity behind The Christchurch Brick Show. Run by volunteers, it is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated. So why not check them out? After all, according to children’s education expert Sir Ken Robinson – of ‘Do schools kill creativity?’ TED talk fame – ‘imagination is the source of all human achievement’.


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HOOPLA? By Melinda Collins

Whether it’s a shot of fresh wheatgrass, a handful of historic goji berries or a glass of rich acai berry juice, superfoods have been touted as a modern miracle meal, with the power to cure cancer, reduce ageing and promote weight loss.


lthough defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “a nutrientrich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and wellbeing”, the term “superfood” has no scientifically agreed meaning. Yet today it is used to assign near-magical powers to overpriced, exotic foodstuffs. Foods that are commonly referred to as ‘super’ include foods with high amounts of antioxidants, such as broccoli and berries or those rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as mackerel. However, there are also many new and unusual products such as goji berries bursting onto the market with huge health claims and a price tag to match. Scientifically, the evidence that gives rise to superfood status is generally not

representative of a natural diet. Garlic’s reputation for reducing cholesterol and blood pressure is based on laboratory testing where doses are equivalent of up to 28 cloves per day, which one would be hard-pressed to consume. The top 10 superfoods, according to WebMD, include salmon, eggs, berries, nuts, beans, sweet potatoes and broccoli. Nothing exotic here — just age-old, commonsense, steeped in ancient wisdom, told to children by their mothers since the beginning of time: eat your veggies. So do we really need goji berries, quinoa

or some other exotic ingredient from a faraway land to be healthy? Not according to most nutritionists. There is however, one ingredient which, when incorporated into a healthy diet and lifestyle, can reap benefits – variety. Variety helps ensure we are getting the nutrients we need for health and wellness. It is a powerful, effective ally in our fight to hold onto our health.



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In a 128 year history, three years is a mere blink in time. Hulbert House, a boutique hotel, has been carefully restored over the past three years and brings the essence of this history to its luxury accommodation.


ecently added to the collection of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Hulbert House is one of the original residences of Queenstown. The incredible interior design of Hulbert house was completed by designer Neil McLachlan. Under his hand each of the six suites has an authentic feel that combines contemporary comfort – beautiful fabrics and wall coverings, plush bedding and of course, free WiFi. Suites offer views out across Lake Wakatipu, into their private gardens and up to Skyline Hill, with a little touch of Christchurch in the coffee beans from Black & White Coffee Cartel ready for a fresh brew in every room. Each stay includes a sumptuous breakfast with a focus on homemade and locally grown

produce. Some of this comes straight from their own garden, or from nearby farms and orchards, with the cycle completed through their worm farm and composting system. Freshly baked snacks are available throughout the day, as are pre-dinner drinks and canapes before a short walk into town for dinner at one of Queenstown’s restaurants. Courtesy transport is available on request to and from the town centre. You will find more of Neil McLachlan’s interior design at The George and in the penthouse of Hotel Montreal in Christchurch, both managed by Brook Serene, with Regent of Rotorua their North Island destination. For more information on your ultimate city escape visit or call 371 0251.

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Book your pre-Christmas party at The George and enjoy a delicious menu, specially created by our talented chefs. Plus, each Friday in the lead up to Christmas Day, from 6pm to 9pm, we will be featuring live music in our Lobby Bar. We welcome parties of all sizes, from an intimate table for two right up to a function for ninety.

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link is known for the creativity of its kitchen team and for its use of the best seasonal and local ingredients. The new summer menu features on its specialty small plate section delights such as ceviche of fresh fish with heirloom tomatoes and microgreens and beetroot

A delightfully cosy and intimate bar where Canterbury craft beers and wines flow and seasonal cocktails are created with flair and pizzazz.



Its name has a double meaning. You expect to hear the clink of glasses in a restaurant, but perhaps the other meaning of “clink” – the slang work for a prison – might not spring immediately to mind. But that is without knowing the background of Clink Restaurant and Bar in Sumner because the historic part of this building was once a place of incarceration. Now it houses a delightfully cosy and intimate bar where Canterbury craft beers and wines flow and seasonal cocktails are created with flair and pizzazz.

cured salmon gravalax, along with firm favourite duck liver parfait - a dish that diners forbid the restaurant to take off. The small plates are designed for sharing and on a summer’s day there is no better place to do this than in the sunny sheltered courtyard. Nooks and different spaces within the restaurant itself make it ideal for groups and parties. With live music twice a month on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons as well as art exhibitions, Clink really is a destination in and of itself – a place where people want to meet up and socialise. And of course the food is pretty delicious as well. Clink is open for dinner seven days and for brunch/lunch as well on Saturday and Sunday. Phone 326 5353.

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Gusto – an enthusiastic and vigorous enjoyment and an appreciation of Italian taste and flavours. It is an apt description for Gusto Restaurant & Bar in Burnside who prepares and serves its food with this same delight every day of the week.


pen from 7.30am on weekdays, Gusto begins the day early and ends late. A full breakfast menu is teamed with great coffee and cabinet food, followed by lunch, the perfect excuse to meet with friends or for a business lunch, right through to after work drinks and evening dining. A new menu for the warmer season is imminent for lunch and dinner, with a range of fresh and delicious salads and Italian style pizzas, all designed to be enjoyed in their sheltered outdoor dining area. Gusto’s versatile interior and outdoor

Sovereign supreme of fabulous food and ambience Whether its full a la carte dining for breakfast, lunch & dinner or fabulous cabinet food all made on the premises. Separate space available for family or group bookings. Great coffee, premium beers, and a quality wine list at very reasonable prices.


spaces make it an ideal venue for Christmas functions, from breakfast right through to a formal dinner, or drinks and canapés. Seated dining can cater for large groups, with the option of indoor or outdoor seating, keep it casual with canapés in the bar area, or even fill the entire venue. Give Jonny a call on 03 420 0111 to talk over your function needs, with customised menus available. For more information visit and on Facebook or drop in for a coffee at 175 Roydvale Avenue.

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Bakermans festive fare


FARE No wonder customers eyes light up like Christmas trees when they step inside Bakermans of Fendalton.

eminiscent of the patisseries of Europe, the shelves are laden with sweet and savory fresh on-site baking, presented as exquisitely as it tastes. After decades in the business, it’s the first year Peter and Yvonne Bakermans can showcase their festive fare at their new larger location. It’s a mouth-watering sight. These holiday traditions include Banketstaaf - a Dutch delicacy of moist ground almonds encased in flaky pastry, gingerbread angels and Santas for the children and Peter’s favourite English

traditions; fruit mince pies, chocolate rum truffles, white Christmas slice, and a decadent Christmas cake. If baking is a science, then their shortbread formula is melt-in-your-mouth perfection – they fly out the door, as do other homemade packets of baking. The friendly customer-service focused couple has always used Nelson’s Pomeroy coffee. Superbly made and presented, it offers something different for connoisseurs, as does the ‘t Leaf T’ range in silken tea bags. Also open on Sundays, Bakermans provides an opportunity to relax, slow down and savour both flavours and company, either at the tables inside or the sheltered outdoor area – or pick up a picnic lunch. “Even when times are tough, everyone can afford a coffee and a treat – it always makes you feel better,” Yvonne says. As it’s conveniently located en route to the airport, her holiday tip is to buy something like one of the delicious dagwood sandwiches, and eat like a King on the flight! Bakermans of Fendalton, 19-23 Memorial Ave, opens weekdays 7.30am to 5pm and Weekends 8am to 4pm.

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where he owned his first bar. It was his supportive family who encouraged BugZ to bring his talent to New Zealand. Seasoned travellers, BugZ and his Chef Scott have brought the world to Christchurch on a premium plate. Seated at the heart of the restaurant, I

Like any great experience, there wasn’t one distinguishing factor alone that transported me away from a rather mundane day to a first class dining experience.

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It was on an overcast, busy day - nothing out of the ordinary - that I first experienced Happening Bar & Kitchen on Gloucester Street – definitely extraordinary.


ike any great experience, there wasn’t one distinguishing factor alone that transported me away from a rather mundane day to a first class dining experience. There were many elements; from an intimate setting and bespoke décor, to an internationally qualified chef and owner, and world class eats and tipples. Opulent, yet not ostentatious, the space boasts sophisticated acoustics, handcrafted tables that are a perfect fit when joined together for larger parties, gold fire sprinklers, chandeliers from the East and one-of-a-kind craft beer barrels (taps) – one of many chic features. Upon entry I am warmly greeted by the owner Radeeshan Munasinghe (BugZ). Having trained in Singapore and then in Switzerland, he is one of the rare few to have completed a prestigious hospitality and entrepreneurship degree. Originally from Sri Lanka, BugZ’s initial foray into the industry was in Singapore

am thrilled to see an ‘open window’ kitchen so I can see the Chef working his magic as he brings their culinary innovations to life. One thing immediately strikes me about the service – it is very attentive, but I am given a lot of space to dine in peace with gentle jazz music playing in the background. I enjoy exquisite pork belly – so tender it breaks apart with a spoon. I let hot butter cuttlefish with ‘happening sauce’ (one of a kind in the world) melt in my mouth. I devour succulent, tiger prawns and fresh Akaroa salmon along with buttermilk chicken that is perfection on the plate. All the while I delight in the unique sauces in front of me. I look over at the fully stocked bar – all New Zealand’s best of its class craft beers, a distinctive New Zealand wine collection, along with premium whisky, gins and vodka brands. Fresh, fulsome fare, sourced locally that day, is the secret here and the Chef tells me, with sincerity, he spends his days off going to visit where the ingredients are sourced to ensure that the product is at its optimum quality standard - the key to success. Located at very close proximity to the Isaac Theatre royal, with live music on the weekend, Happening Bar & Kitchen is a mature environment for enjoyment – one that Christchurch deserves: an international standard dining experience right here in Central Christchurch.

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A hospitality icon and important pioneer in the Garden City’s regeneration has been recognised in the World Luxury Hotel Awards in the Luxury Historical Hotel category.


eritage Christchurch was named the top historical hotel in the entire region of Australasia and Oceania in these prestigious awards, often likened to the Oscars for luxury properties world-wide. The award ceremony took place in Qatar on 29 October. “It’s an amazing achievement for our hotel to have received this international recognition. We are very proud of the Heritage Christchurch team,” says Gary Jarvis Group Operations Manager of Heritage and CityLife Hotels New Zealand. Set in the 103-year-old Old Government Building (OGB) on Christchurch’s Cathedral Square, Heritage Christchurch has been in hot demand for leisure guests and business travellers since its formal re-opening in 2013. The building was opened in 1913 and is designed by renowned architect Joseph Clarkson Maddison in an Italian Renaissance Palazzo style and is considered of ‘monumental’ importance to the city by architecture experts. The hotel’s Maddison’s restaurant is named in his honour. Also on site is the popular OGB Bar and Café.

Ingredients – makes 1 x 9” Cake For the cake • 1½ cups stout or dark beer (Guinness works well but you can experiment with different porters & stouts) • 1½ cups unsalted butter • 1 cup dark cocoa powder • 3 cups plain flour • 3 cups sugar • 2 ¼ tsp baking powder • 1 teaspoons salt • 3 large eggs • 2/3 cup sour cream For the sauce • 2 cup dark chocolate, chopped • 2 cup heavy cream • 3 tablespoons butter • 2½ teaspoons cayenne powder Method Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease & flour a 9” cake pan & line with baking paper. (Also makes 25 – 30 standard cupcakes. See below) In a large, heavy saucepan add the stout & butter & heat until the butter melts. Remove from heat & add cocoa powder. Whisk

until smooth, set aside, cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder & salt until smooth. Set aside. Beat together eggs & sour cream in large bowl. Add the stout-cocoa mixture, mixing to combine. Add flour mixture & mix together at slow speed. Scrape the sides & bottom of the bowl, & continue to mix for 1 more minute. Pour batter into cake pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes for 9” pan, (18 -22 minutes for cupcakes), until a cake tester inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven, cool on a rack for 5 minutes and serve warm with your choice of chocolate sauce or try the spicy chocolate sauce above. Combine the ingredients in a glass bowl double boiler on a low heat, stir frequently to melt & combine ingredients. Serve with fresh cream or ice cream of your choice.


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50 Bean Vanilla Ice Cream In a 2L stainless pot, bring vanilla infusion to a boil, turn heat off and let it infuse for 1 hour. Prepare ice bath. Grab thermometer and whisk. Over a medium heat, return the vanilla infusion to a boil, then turn off heat. In a medium bowl, whisk together the yolks and white sugar. Whisking constantly, ladle ¼ of the steaming vanilla infusion into the yolks. Yolks are now tempered. Still whisking, pour yolk mixture back into the pot and with a heatproof spatula, stir constantly, scraping the bottom of the pot, and heat to 80°c, or until the mixture coats the spatula. DO NOT STRAIN! With immersion hand-held stick-blender, emulsify the ice-cream base until thick and creamy. Cool immediately in the ice bath to below 4°c.

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E N I S I CU HES S U THIS R C SUMMER There’s lots to celebrate when it comes to summer, and, let’s be honest, without sounding gluttonous, a lot of it is to do with nibbles and tipples.


ere’s our lowdown on what’s to love most about this season’s culinary offering as we get into the groove of the social season.

1. Sweet treats: Soda Press Co’s Award Winning Natural Soda Syrups are a must for the picnic basket or BBQ parties this summer. Our personal favourite is the Indian Tonic and Raspberry & Mint syrup, which is a natural, low sugar alternative for delicious homemade sodas and cocktails. Made in Hei Hei, Christchurch, Soda Press Co syrups are handcrafted from all natural ingredients, of which a minimum 80 percent are organic, with just a touch of organic rice malt syrup added during the small batch, slow flavour extraction process. What’s not to love?


The golden ticket: As if we needed any more of an excuse to indulge with some Moët & Chandon bubbles over the summer, the luxury brand and its equally elegant partner Baretta have upped the ante. To kick off the season of festivity in style, Moët & Chandon, Baretta and Empire are offering diners the chance to win the ultimate escape for two to Fiji. During November and December 2016, guests to Baretta and Empire can be in to win a range of instant prizes, including being in to win a luxurious holiday with return flights from Christchurch to Fiji for two people and 3-nights in a beautiful beachside villa on Vomo Island. Simply purchase a flute or bottle of Moët & Chandon Impérial, Impérial Rosé or Ice Impérial at Baretta or Empire between Tuesday 1 November and Saturday 31 December 2016 to receive a Moët & Chandon golden bubble containing a prize ticket for a one in five instant prize.

3. Ice, ice baby: Zoku’s slow melting, set of three king-sized geometric shaped ice molds will perfect your mixologist skills. The Geo Ice Set includes three ice molds that are easy to remove by simply pulling the silicone apart—no rinsing required! Add your choice of ice to any beverage and it will melt at a slow, even rate. This refined set makes the perfect addition to any drink, with the ice fitting in an average sized rocks glass or a double old-fashioned glass. Available from Ballantynes.

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photo-diaries of wanderlusting beach babes. Aside from making an excellent companion in selfies, watermelons also offer genuine nutritional benefits too. Incredibly satisfying to eat on hot days thanks to being mostly made up of water, the refreshing fruit is rich in nutrients. With generous doses of Vitamins A,

Aside from making an excellent companion in selfies, watermelons also offer genuine nutritional benefits too.


There’s something about the warmer weather that makes us feel a bit fruity; we crave the quenching flavours of a juicy orange or slice of watermelon; the latter we are particularly fixated on.


he summer gods are about to deliver an abundance of this healthy treat as watermelon season in Aotearoa kicks off in December and runs right through until March. Thought to hail from the the Kalahari Desert in Africa, watermelons have become a rising star in the world of Instagram and Pinterest, regularly making a fashionable appearance in the enviable

B6 and C, watermelon is recognised for its endearing qualities when it comes to combatting the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. It has lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. Lycopene is connected with boosting heart and bone health and preventing prostate cancer. Making the most out of your ‘melon comes down to letting the fruit fully ripen, which increases the concentration of lycopene. With all of that said, what are you waiting for? Wonderful watermelon awaits you in just a couple of weeks’ time. Enjoy!

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own-to-earth and almost primitive style ceramics are very much in vogue. Pottery has enjoyed a long and illustrious history with clay providing the material for its earliest forms some 27,000 years ago. It seems today’s artisans are paying homage to their ancestral counterparts, adopting a very natural looking approach to their work. That said, a very polished aesthetic is also taking front and centre stage with tableware also channeling a refined look, with a buttery texture to the touch and

pastel colours pleasing the eye. The key to utilising ceramics during your soirees is to ensure you treat them with the TLC stipulated by the maker. For the more laid back occasions in your life, introduce an array of practical pleasures – like matching sets including cups and teapot. Downtime doesn’t have to mean drab when it comes to the sets in your cupboards so splurge on finding your individual pieces some company – the pieces don’t even need to be identical – you can find other common denominators between pieces when matching that isn’t just about colour – you might like to opt for comparable textures, patterns or shapes. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you could even handcraft your own and create a collection from scratch. There are a number of schools and places you can go to fire up your own designs!

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Exploiting the surrounding lush vegetation, a number of homes featured celebrate this close connection with nature, which is clearly at the very heart of the Brazilian lifestyle. After a long search for a smaller house to meet their changing needs now their grown children had flown the coup, the owners’ of this 1970’s São Paulo home finally decided to remodel their existing abode. The architect’s brief was to transform the house into a stylish contemporary home that reflected their new lifestyle, which they declare, fits them like a glove. The house has a restful,

A colour palette that references Brazil’s vibrant tropical climate is played out in vivid turquoises and oranges, while occasional splashes of colour make an appearance in even the most neutral schemes.


VERSUS NURTURE Brazilian interiors have a verve, sophistication and confidence that lifts the spirits and appeals to the eye.


he homes featured in a new book, Bold & Bright, display all the vibrant personality of the region with their use of exuberant colour, design and pattern. With an appreciation for pieces with soul, vintage furniture plays a starring role in Brazilian interiors, as well as modern pieces made from reclaimed or sustainably grown wood. A colour palette that references Brazil’s vibrant tropical climate is played out in vivid turquoises and oranges, while occasional splashes of colour make an appearance in even the most neutral schemes.

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contemplative quality thanks to its palette of neutral hues and clever use of varying textures, such as marble floors. A broad entryway is dramatically bathed in light from a circular skylight overhead. The front doors swing open to reveal a vast cantilevered slab of American oak that almost seems to float and which provides a division between the three main areas of the house: the living area, dining room and the kitchen and pantry. The windows in the living area were enlarged to reveal the full glory of the vertical gardens that are perfect for a small plot, and provide a vibrant tapestry of lush greens interspersed with the odd pop of colour in the form of tropical flowers. While the large gallery windows flood the room with natural light all day long, the wooden screening that covers the façade offers privacy. Huge glass doors provide access to the garden and wooden deck alongside the infinity pool, and a slatted pergola casts welcome shade onto the outdoor dining area, which uses the same slatted wood screening at the front of the house to provide continuity.

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Oakleys is very proud of its history and of the length of time it has been in business – some 145 years. You see that as you enter the spacious and contemporary showroom on Cashel Street – rolls of honour hang on the walls along with historical photos and awards.


In the recently renovated showroom with its 10 slick and sharp concept bathrooms, distinctive European products take pride of place.

enry Oakley and John Morgan Taylor founded their company, Taylor and Oakley Plumbers, Iron and Tinplate Workers, Gasfitters and Bellringers in 1875 one year after John Taylor arrived in Christchurch from England. From the outset the company won awards for the excellence of its products and that is its approach and philosophy to this day. In the recently renovated showroom with its 10 slick and sharp concept bathrooms, distinctive European products take pride of place. The Vola range of tapware made in Denmark is particularly special to Oakleys. First designed and manufactured by Danish architect and designer

Arne Jacobsen in 1968 and still the standard other manufacturers strive for, the Vola minimal tap with mixer is a timeless design and a modern classic – one of the most sought after design products worldwide. Vola has kept its tapware at the forefront of design fashion by expanding the range over the decades. The fittings are available in a wide range of finishes from sleek, brushed stainless steel to warm, natural brass, together with 14 vibrant colours. Visit Oakley’s at 305 Cashel Street to see this exquisitely crafted tapware in its brushed copper profile featured in a display bathroom. So easy to visualise it in your own home. Phone 379 4750.


eld in the highest regard, Windsor Gallery is in the hands of its two dedicated owners Philip and Tracey and their committed team of framers. Specialising in original artworks and high quality New Zealand and international prints

The new retail space showcases artwork with superlative qualities.


ARTISTIC GENIUS With a history that transcends generations – a century’s worth – but with a contemporary look and brand new central city location at 386 St Asaph Street, east off Fitzgerald Avenue with off-street parking, Windsor Gallery has a rare and impressive position in the industry. Rich in history, but with a modern focus, art connoisseurs can have full faith in their experience.

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and photographs, the new retail space showcases artwork with superlative qualities. From striking portraiture through to nostalgic and incandescent landscapes, the offering is varied and vibrant. The dedicated consultation area for framing provides a backdrop for customers – corporate and domestic – to enjoy the process with experienced support. The multitudinous framing options are characterised by quality and sophistication, further enriched by the diverse colour schemes and UV protection glass options, which will safeguard an investment against the ravages of time. Experience Windsor Gallery and all that it beholds – visit the gallery as well as the website at to stay up to date with exhibition dates.

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successful year Priority Projects celebrated, champagne style, its productive and successful year with valued clients and staff at Canterbury’s annual Cup Day.


irector Steve Brownie took the opportunity to sincerely thank everyone for all their support, in the company’s double marquee inside the track. The project management company’s completion of the multifaceted Maces Road building was a proud milestone this year. Careful planning enabled the building to now house two tenants - Go Bus and indoor trampoline company Flip Out – both benefiting from personalised fit-outs. The damaged 5000 square-metre building was sympathetically redesigned to be future-proof whilst


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retaining historical iconic character. Work is also continuing on an exciting city rebuild in High Street. The beautiful new building will be an excellent example of Christchurch’s innovative architecture. Since 2009 much of Canterbury’s commercial fit-outs, design builds and repairs have benefitted from the quality, priority service that Steve regards as his company’s core value. Phone 379 9015, visit facebook/ priorityprojectlimited for more Cup Day photos, or go to


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ne of the business’ most recent repair and upgrading projects on a Merivale property is a perfect example of the synergy between this empathetic building company and the owners. Whyte Construction’s professional approach, keeping the clients informed and excellent organisational skills, has meant the owners have returned to their property and are simply delighted with the outcome.

It is Whyte Construction’s many years of experience in the industry that give clients the real sense of confidence and reassurance. Regardless of the size or type of project Whyte Construction undertakes it will be carried out with the same high level of quality and service, they are renowned for. Understanding the need to be versatile across various aspects of the construction industry has also been at the heart of Whyte Construction’s longevity and success. If you are considering undertaking your repairs or wanting to rebuild your home, Contact Whyte construction today Whyte Construction are located at 37 Leslie Hills Drive, Riccarton. Phone (03) 348 0173 or email For more information visit



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s Milan is to fashion, so Cersaie is to ceramic tiles. Every spring thousands of manufacturers, interior designers and specialist retailers come together in Bologna, Italy for an international exhibition of ceramic tiles. Naturally Tiles has a 20 year history with its Italian manufacturers, bringing the latest

Extra texture is added through brick-like tiles for a rustic reclaimed look, with Marca Corona again a leading range. Its Bricklane collection includes a variety of shapes from traditional rectangular brick-looks to highly decorative hexagonals, perfect for both homes and commercial interiors. Naturally Tiles instore selection reflects the multiple uses of tiles from anywhere in the home, to bar and restaurant fitouts, indoor/outdoor rooms and exterior landscaping. Samples of new products arrive directly from the factories in Italy,

in European looks into New Zealand homes. The tile trends which emerged at this year’s Cersaie covered a range of looks and feels, all of which are firm favourites from Naturally Tiles order-in and instore lines. Wood-look tiles continue to be a favoured choice. Italian’s lead the way with digital technology resulting in tiles now almost unrecognisable from the real thing in terms of a wood grain look and feel. A wood-look that has a weathered and reclaimed appearance works well for interior designs to create a range of aesthetics such as Oriental, barn conversion or New York loft, with Old Wood and Urban Wood by Fioranese a perfect choice. Concrete-look is another trend which is continuing to be a leader over the coming seasons. The style has evolved since its first release from a pure concrete industrial feel to the exposed aggregate look that is now available. This is taken a step further in Stone One by Marca Corona, with a stunning contemporary mix of what appears to be concrete and stone. Also making a resurgence is the marled look, a softer marble-look, ideal to lighten and brighten any space. Top design tips from expert Jenny include mixing marble ceramics and woods, such as one of the instore favourites, Calacatta by Edilgres.

with representatives from manufacturers coming to New Zealand twice a year to share the backstory of the products Naturally Tiles has selected. Both Jenny and Patsy have a strong focus on interior design, with their standard service including a free-of-charge design consultation in your home or business. Tiles can be used as a base for interior design or as one of the final pieces, but in all cases they need to work well with the vision for the space and other furnishings including carpet, paint, drapes and colour schemes.

“We really are a one-stop-shop when it comes to tiles,” Jenny says. “One of our specialities is in sourcing bespoke orders from our manufacturer’s ranges - this can take time so work with our team as early as you can in the new build/renovation process.” “It is worth taking the time and seeking our advice to make sure you get it right.” Give Jenny and Patsy at Naturally Tiles a call on 343 0933 or visit for more information and direct links to the manufacturers gallery of images. Metropol November 17, 2016 83

be aware of changing tastes. Vintage and “cottagey” is the vogue for weddings now, not structured and formal, while green and white or really bright colours are very popular for bouquets.

“Styles come and go and we need to be aware of changing tastes. Vintage and “cottagey” is the vogue for weddings now.”

BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS Impressionist painter Claude Monet said “I must have flowers, always and always” and flowers were indeed the subject matter of so many of his works. The team of talented florists at Ilam Florist in Waimairi Road passionately echo Monet’s sentiment and they work every day surrounded by beautiful blooms.


lowers give so much pleasure,” says Jane Earl, owner of Ilam Florist. “Even on the saddest of occasions they can help to raise people’s spirits.” At Ilam Florist Jane, Ailsa, Monica and Kay understand the magic of flowers and they create stunning floral arrangements for all occasions from weddings to birthdays, from funerals to corporate functions. “Styles come and go and we need to

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TRACKING DOWN BEAUTIFUL ACCENTS It’s very busy at Off the Track Curtains on Westminster Street. The first thing you sense as you walk through the door of the 100-year-old wooden character house - a feature of this shopping area - is a productive buzz.

ustomers talk with staff about fabrics and the soft whirr of sewing machines permeates the air. A family-run business founded by owners Rab and Annabel Blair; Off the Track will celebrate 25 years in operation early next year. The feeling is still one of a traditional draper’s shop with welcoming and personalised service from staff members Linda, Jan and Kaylene. At Off the Track there is a great selection of quality second-hand curtains and Roman blinds. Buying recycled curtains is a very cost-effective way of completing a new look to a re-furbished room, especially when they can be given a new lease of life with stylish tracks, rails and fittings. Off the Track makes new curtains too. Beautiful fabrics are displayed in colour-coordinated racks in the showroom for new made-to-measure drapes, cushions and squabs that Sandra and Liz will sew in the on-site workroom. There is a wonderful quiet space at the rear of the business full of fabric samples where customers can browse to their heart’s content or call on help and advice if they need it from Off the Track’s knowledgeable and very experienced staff. Off the Track is located at 106 Westminster Street, St Albans. Its opening hours are 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 1pm on Saturdays. Come in on a Monday and you will get to meet Paddy, the Welsh Cardigan Corgi. Phone 355 8398, email or check out and on Facebook for what’s new in store.

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ERA In business, the only constant is change – be that organic or planned. The former just ‘happens’ however the latter demands vision and ambition – something Quoin Structural Consultants has in abundance.


en years in partnership was the catalyst for structural engineers, Gary Haverland and Brett Gilmore, to re-evaluate what would be in the best long-term interest of their business and their clients. The result was a new brand and a strategic focus on harnessing the core competencies and expertise for which their business is renowned. Collectively, Brett and Gary have 50+ years structural engineering design experience and, along with their team, have built a reputation for providing clients with appropriate and innovative solutions. Unquestionably, they have brought highly valuable thinking around seismic technology to the rebuild environment of Canterbury. Recent projects include the much admired, state-of-the-art, ECan building. The five storey, 8000 square metre base isolated office is a statement to seismic resilience through the application of innovative thinking to engineering design,

materials and construction. The atrium which runs the full height of the building, is not only a visual stand-out but a design engineering feat. Multi-apartment developments, Wigram Skies Town Centre, and The Hub, all carry Quoin’s name; as does the Nazareth House development. Quoin is also heavily involved in the repair and strengthening of a number of significant buildings within the city and the structural design of many architecturally designed houses. “No two projects are the same. Each is approached with a fresh slate,” Gilmore says. “Continual collaboration with clients, architects, building contractors and consultants is key to delivering the right solution for a successful outcome.” “This industry is about relationships. Over the past 10 years we have built very strong relationships across the sector, working tirelessly to earn the trust of our clients,” adds Haverland. Level 2, 138 Victoria Street Christchurch 8011 03 968 4925

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Recently I took the opportunity to go through an open home of a neighbouring property; in fact, from that property you can look directly into ours. The home in question was stunning, both spacious and beautifully presented. The consultants hosting the open home were absolute professionals and although the words ‘nosy’ and ‘neighbour’ never came up, in less polished hands, they may have. And that’s the little bee in my bonnet, so to speak. Real estate consultants and owners will often categorise neighbours viewing their homes as ‘sticky-beaks’, or worse, and it’s something I frequently challenge. Yes, for some folk it will absolutely be an exercise they go through for purposes other than making a purchase, but for others – and I’ve been in this camp many times – it can mean a potential sale. It makes sense that neighbours buy next-door properties;

they buy for themselves, for family members and on behalf of friends keen to get into a specific area or school zone. They believe in the location and its merits, and can at times pay a premium for the privilege. So, all is not lost if you see lists of locals on your open home attendance sheets. Accept it as just another part of the selling process. Breathe deeply and move on. Here’s another ‘B’ or two: BE Persistent and BE Sensible. In a transitional market, and that’s what I believe our current market is, as demonstrated by the incredible number of properties that are currently available (others refer to it as stock, a word I hate), versus a selective number of purchasers, many of whom won’t be rushed. Choice brings its own set of challenges, especially for owners. It’s time to be sensible with price expectations if you sit outside the market’s

‘sweet spot’, which can adjust almost weekly, or if your suburb is over-supplied, and there are several pockets where this is the case. So whilst I’m advocating an optimistic yet realistic stance for owners, my message to sales consultants is one of persistence. Showing persistence is such a gutsy stance and all of us like to feel that the person working for us has done absolutely everything they possibly can to bring about the desired result. These actions should include a written marketing plan across multiple media, a structured open day schedule, data base contact, auction or private treaty, and then successful negotiation. The list is extensive and the work ethic needed is strong. And let’s not forget that professional approach when dealing with neighbours; after all, you never know, they just might purchase.

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CELEBRATING WITH PARTNERS On Thursday 27 October, Artworks Landscape held a function to honour and thank its special clients for their loyalty.

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DESIGN, BUILD, MAINTAIN One thing that inspires Ross Marriott is seeing his clients happy and his staff happy in the work they’re producing.


here’s nothing more rewarding than seeing someone’s backyard being transformed into their dream space. Implementing this is physical work and requires a high level of dedication and organisation behind the scenes.” he says. “You’re working to a timeframe, then subject to the forces of nature. Weather can have a huge impact and historical surprises under the ground and suppliers can complicate any situation. Luckily, with our expertise we strive to find solutions at all times.” Artworks prides itself on being able to deliver the “whole package” - from design to build to the maintenance of a property. Its three project managers have all worked out in the field before moving into project management. “It’s great having that wealth of knowledge - they fully understand the work, the Canterbury environment and the process it takes to complete the finished product. They liaise with our clients, and are totally connected with guiding the teams on the ground,” Ross says. The plan starts with Braydon Narbey - the Landscape Architect. He too has


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he luxurious collection at Token is increasing with the addition of two stylish new ranges for summer. Offering a carefully hand-picked selection of designer homeware, gifts, jewellery and clothing, owner Eliza Rattray always keeps her eyes peeled for gorgeous, high quality products, at reasonable prices. “People come here to find something a bit different and there is no other store in the area like this.” Situated at Avonhead Shopping Centre, Eliza is currently expanding her clothing and accessories section. The two new ranges include gorgeous clothing label Eva’s Sunday, and innovative sunglasses brand, Sticks and Sparrows. Eva’s Sunday, a Melbourne-based range of quality yarn dyed linens and cotton garments, combines simple styling with an emphasis on cut and shape. The fabric is beautiful to wear and the range is designed to intermingle and carry through each season. The top-selling Sticks and Sparrows range also hails from Australia, incorporating globally sourced, sustainable materials. The handcrafted, plant-based frames and bamboo temples are lightweight, comfortable and very stylish. Follow Token on Facebook for Christmas gift ideas and inspiration.


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HOMEWARE Motivated by Buddhist principles, Kabchis Homewares is a treasure trove of handcrafted goods from India, sourced ethically from talented artisans.


ollowing the law of Karma, it’s about earning a living in an ethical manner without harming others,” says owner Madhu Sameer. “There are many people around the world who create products which are sold for hundreds of dollars, but the craftsmen are paid only $2 or $3 dollars. So, it was my intention to provide a market for arts and crafts that are handmade and underappreciated.” Madhu purchases the goods directly from her trusted network of suppliers in India, many of whom she grew up with. For every product sold, 10% of profits are also donated back to the craftspeople. The unique products, most of which are exclusive to the store, include embroidered table runners, cushion covers and clothes, marble jewellery boxes, chess sets and exquisitely carved trivets and table tops inlaid with semi-precious stones. Moroccan lamps, bone inlay furniture, beautiful Buddhas, floor lamps, spotlight lamps, extra-large vases, and willow basketry are also on offer.

Elmwood Stationery




Jewellery, Furniture, Linen, Clothing, Retro, Shabby Chic & Collectables


12 Normans Rd, ChCh Ph. 03 355 6681

Mon-Fri 10-4pm Sat 10-2pm Closed Wed & Sun

1st Birthday! 3rd-5th December

Discounts storewide with plenty of PRICES to be WON throughout the three days!

Unique homewares to set your home apart Christmas


3RD DECEMBER Open late until 7pm, with drinks and nibbles from 5 - 7pm. Shop 5 The Village, Shopping Centre, 24 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs Ph. (03) 315 5044

12A Main North Rd Papanui, Christchurch Phone 027 709 7701 Parking behind building

SALE Now on!

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Homeware that tugs the

HEARTSTRINGS It’s almost impossible not to find something you love at Etagere Homeware and Gifts store.


wner Lorraine Fraher has been sourcing a fantastic mix of stylish, glam and beautiful home décor and gift items for the past 11 years – earning her a loyal following of repeat customers. “I always try to offer something different that you can’t get elsewhere, and at reasonable prices,” she says. Along with a fabulous range of Christmas stock, such as decorations, small lit trees and cute stocking fillers, those looking for gifts will appreciate the extensive selection available to suit all ages and tastes, including jewellery, glassware, Ecoya candles, Trelise Cooper eyeware, artificial trees and topiaries, cowhide mats, coffee and bedside tables, armchairs, cushions, lamps and prints – featuring Wild Honey Art by New Zealand artist, Nikki McIvor. Lorraine has just introduced a beautiful new range of European childrenswear, Boboli, a unique and colourful brand with sizes from three months to six years. Layby, appro and free gift wrapping is also available at the Strowan store.

Wee Teepee by Pint Size Goods, $79 Available now at Pay It Forward.

Designer necklace handmade in Israel. Available at French Blue.

Wooden drawer chest available from Y Nots.

Bugatti Diva. Simply the most stylish coffee machine around. Available in a range of Colours.Use with beans and/or pods. Available from The Crowded House Coffee Company Ltd.

Complimentary Gift Wrapping & Gift Vouchers available

Blenders, Juicers and Coffee machines


The Crowded House Coffee Company Ltd

le Figurine - Sourcerer Mickey Mouse vailable at The Christmas Hut Designer co-op store of locally handcrafted goods

49 Nancy Ave, Mairehau 9:30am - 4pm — MON-FRI & 11am - 3pm — SAT the creative

heart of your community

Pay it Forward is a Neighbourhood Trust community project supported by the CCC Endowment Fund and Rātā Foundation Social Enterprise Fund. Profits are returned to the community.

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Unique range of cushions available at Joe Jandals HQ.

The Bugatti Range

Unique home decor & handcrafted furniture

2239 Main South Rd, SH1, Burnham Christchurch Ph. 03 347 6190 Open Tues - Sunday from 10am

Collectable “Jim Shore” Peanuts range available at The Christmas Hut.

Mark Roberts Limited Edi�o� Colle�tables Available from The Christmas Hut. 39 Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui

23 Islington Avenue, Waterloo Business Park. Phone 03 348 5089


HANDICRAFTS Frida canvas paintings available from Bali Hai Imports.

Wide selection of wall art, canvases and prints, icluding some by New Zealand artists now available at Etagere.

Shady sun hats at Terra Viva. Tatyanna Meharg limited edition, fine bone china picnic canister, part of the range available at The Flock.

Regent 600 x 900 Coffee Table, $335 available at Kenneally Timber Products.

Sun dresses and jandals at Terra Viva.

Y-Nots Furniture & Gifts Ltd owner Linda Murphy sources out-of-the-ordinary items from New Zealand and around the world, be they handcrafted, modern or cleverly designed.


ind gorgeous homewares, artwork, gifts and jewellery, as well as a wide range of environmentally friendly furniture – from bookcases and coffee tables to television units and bedside tables – amongst the extensive range at the huge barn-style store in Burnham. “It’s a real eclectic mix,” says Linda, who is currently running an instore promotion giving away a beautiful boutique gift box from her daughter’s online business, ‘Box by Willow’. A range of the boxes are also available in-store. Many of the stylish items at Y-Nots are exclusive to the store, and are also sold on TradeMe and through the website. Customers can also order from in-store catalogues and product requests are welcome. Along with unique gift ideas for Christmas, the store also offers gift vouchers and complementary gift wrapping with ample parking at the entrance. Visit Y-Nots at 2239 Main South Rd or order online

oh deer Shop 7, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Rd Ph. 389 9242

KWILA Outdoor Furniture See Instore for Specials! Regent 1200 round table with 4 chairs

387 Brougham St (Corner of Brisbane & Brougham St) Ph. 365 3411



Superb silver table centrepieces, part of our huge range of Christmas stock


5 year guarantee Buy from importer & save


Cnr Wrights & Old Main North Rds Kaiapoi (Up Marshlands Rd at end of Old Waimak River Bridge)

Phone 327 2050

Hours:Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.00pm Sat 9.00am-12.00pm


Homeware Giftware Art

9 Normans Rd Strowan

P. 356 0197

Open Mon- Fri 9.30-5.30pm Sat 10-3pm

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CONTEMPORARY WATERFRONT LUXURY A rare opportunity to purchase a prime waterfront property with panoramic sea and harbour views. -SEE PAGE 98





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Accelerating success.

Reach more people - better results faster.



112 Totara Street

Deadline Sale


Built 2013, quality 303m² (approx) four 12pm, Fri 2 Dec 2016


High quality specifications, solid timber

(unless sold prior)

bedroom, two bathroom family home


View Sat 1.15-2pm

flooring and copper detailing

Julia Ashmore-Smith

Diesel central heating, heat pumps,

M 027 243 5543 B 03 375 4828

European double glazing

Kelly He


Landscaped gardens, 625m², TC2


Zoned for Ilam School, Chch Boys’ and Chch Girls’ High

M 027 359 7808 B 03 375 4846 .


67-69 Koromiko Crescent, Church Bay

Price By Negotiation

A rare opportunity to purchase a prime waterfront property with panoramic sea and harbour views. This contemporary family/executive home is positioned on a spectacular site and features large open plan living and relaxed easy indoor/ out door flow. Privacy and shelter is provided by the mature trees, formal garden and large lawn area leading on to the expansive deck. Set on an impressive 1810m2 of land in 2 titles. Featuring 4 double bedrooms, 2 living areas and a large family/playroom.This strong, safe home features breath taking sea views at every turn. Gas, underfloor heating, heatpump and double glazing with double height entranceway with floor to ceiling windows to maximise the all day sun. Both bathrooms are new and luxuriously appointed with Italian porcelain and marble mosaic, exquisite in every way. This property is visually stunning ,the views are world class and is sure to impress the most discerning buyer.

Tim Dunningham (03) 329 4161 027 651 5474 98 November 17, 2016 Metropol

Viewing by appointment only Ref No. 3183

4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Living 1810m2 Land Area Freehold Tenure RV $1,070,000

Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd. Licensed REAA (2008)

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Hammock Pillow Top Including Stand – $349 (cushions not included)

Hammock Chair $159

Hammock Cotton Stripe $159 (cushions not included)

Beach Cricket Set $179

Vienna Woods Outdoor Range: Ottoman $199

Beach Recliner Chair $129 Bean Tablet Caddy $89

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Croquet Family Set $149

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