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Partial gift from the Estate of Jean Norrie, 2014 Reproduced courtesy of Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust Oil on paper on board 852 x 620mm 2014/011 1955

PROFESSING LOVE FOR THE MODERNIST PAINTER The Christchurch Art Gallery is a time machine; keeper of past, present and future.


his year Metropol has taken an avid and just interest in all it has to offer, with its role as educator and innovator, all the more valuable following the earthquakes. We have had the great fortune to showcase a number of the arts adorning its grandiose walls. We have covered all manner of genres from abstract to fine art. Today’s issue presents an opportunity to celebrate Colin McCahon’s From the Sun Deck: McCahon’s Titirangi. McCahon is one of New Zealand’s indisputable artistic geniuses. Recognised as New Zealand’s foremost painter, his reputation keeps company with the likes of modernist pioneers Rita Angus and Toss Woollaston. Colin McCahon’s shift to Titirangi in 1953 was a watershed moment in the artist’s career, providing the inspiration for him to develop his interest in cubism and abstraction. It was at Titirangi, inspired by the beauty of the Kauri forests, the Manukau Harbour and the Waitakere Ranges that McCahon acted on his passion for cubism and abstraction. With a sundeck at his new

Colin McCahon Kauri tree landscape 1956. Oil on board. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, donated from the Canterbury Public Library Collection, 2001. Reproduced courtesy of Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust

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home, he spent his days painting amongst the surrounding Kauris. This Christchurch Art Gallery exhibition features McCahon works borrowed from South Island public collections to complement Christchurch Art Gallery’s own Titirangi period works. Discover his beautiful mind now at the gallery. The exhibition runs until 6 February 2017.

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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 cringeust a few days’ shyfor ofme Cup and the preening well and truly begun. inducing memories asDay I reflect on my style –has or rather unstylish Suits areItbeing fromto the wardrobewhich and revived, wayward tresses evolution. wouldrescued be difficult determine of the styles I donned as are a kid being tamed, and skin is being polished and perfected with all kinds of of the eighties and nineties eras deserves the 'most heinous' fashion faux postpas Winter title.remedies. AMy widely accepted agreed start to the social season, my ownand anticipation obsession withand unflattering fabrics; oversized, wideleg jeans, tie-dye about this year’s gotspring me to to thinking – why our flashy ensembles leggings with festivities slouch socks mind as doesare a denim 'cowgirl' styled purchased or brought out of hibernation for this one occasion? Why are we dress covered in sequins, which I picked up second-hand shopping with my not kicking up our heels more often? ‘Bank balance’ is the answer to my own Mum and wore to the point of its extinction. That was a sad day in our question and I’d hazard a guess this might be a plausible explanation from your household. point of view too. I also can't forget the pink, patent leather heels that my friend and I wore on I read something a while ago on this very subject that has stayed with me girls' nights out. My preoccupation with heeled shoes (no longer the case these ever since. A very relatable woman – busy, a bit stressed out and bankrupt of days) in fact started at around the age of six when I begged my parents for my any sort of ‘me’ time had somehow settled on Tuesday as being the day she own pair of 'clip clops'. I stillusually vividly found remember when took meher to favourite buy them. would ‘treat’ herself. This treat the form ofthey a coff ee, or I think I probably insisted on sleeping in them such was the love of these pair of shoes, or a movie night with the girls. Gradually she realised that she $20 pointed heels with bows waswhite, reserving all her happiness for on. just one day a week instead of trying to find The interesting thing about a of the styles we have to the something small once a day that lot would bring a little bit ofbanished joy into her life. back of our minds/wardrobes thatimmediately they find themselves back in vogue when herself style Following this epiphany,isshe changed the way she treated decide them a second wind. for that one day a week to roll – inroyalists both senses of to thegive word. Instead of waiting Ultimately, fashion is ansomething extremely small subjective, personal I believe around, she started doing for herself on athing, daily but basis, even if one it wasofcurling up parts on the couch with a great magazine – like Metropol! the best about donning something you feel really proud of, is the To that end, hopefully today’s issue ers you the to enjoy confidence injection. Despite beingoff somewhat of opportunity a Tomboy these days, I know I something just for you. Perhaps find the resolve garment. or also lovespecial the feeling that comes overyou me may wheneven wearing a beautiful encouragement tothrough find thesome light every day. I hope reading of thesingle not-so-fashionable hallmarks of my youth



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f two letters could sum up our city in 2016, surely they would be ‘RE’ – as in rebirth, rebuild, restore and reopen. On the 16 October, as part of Christchurch’s BECA Heritage Week celebrations, our beloved Arts Centre reopened its doors to the public. Once again music reverberated from the rafters of the Great Hall; Market Square saw time travellers doing an archaeological dig, while others tried their hands at stonemasonry. In the newly landscaped North Quadrangle, people visited the Library to view SCAPE Public Art’s ‘Season 2016’ exhibition, and popped into interactive science museum Rutherford’s Den.

“The approach for this rebuild was always to do it in stages, so people could take sneak peeks on progress and see for themselves that it’s really happening!”

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Spring has sprung in Ōtautahi - Christchurch, trees are in blossom and flowers scent the air.

Caroline Fenton, media spokesperson for the Arts Centre, indicates areas on a planning map in the boardroom of the Clock Tower building. “It’s all happening. Bunsen café will soon open downstairs, along with Zen Sushi and Dumplings, and The Curator’s Deli in the Registry building, corner of Montreal Street and Worcester Boulevard. In the Boys’ High building, an i-SITE visitor information centre and Department of Conservation will soon operate from the ground floor. And in 2017, U.C. Music, Classics and the James Logie Memorial Collection open in the Chemistry Block.” We head outside to take in the changes. Caroline looks very happy. “The approach for this rebuild was always to do it in stages, so people could take sneak peeks on progress and see for themselves that it’s really happening!” Go to:

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Garden City growing the

By Rachel Smith

Fruit trees named Squiddy and Polkadot Pirate at Redwood Early Childcare Centre, and two heritage apples and a peach planted by the Gardening Club at Mairehau Primary School, are just a few of the 400 donated edible trees which have been planted in Christchurch over the past month.


mall hands and much laughter made quick work of planting the trees, which are part of an initiative by the Christchurch City Council, Canterbury District Health Board, and Food Resilience Network. The initiative looks to create a network of edible gardens across the city, to enable the access of healthy locally grown food for all. “The aim to get fruit trees into schools and communities is a project that has been very close to my heart for almost three years now.

Having food eaten in the immediate area in which it is grown is great for everyone,’’ said former Christchurch City Councillor Ali Jones. Gardening ambassador Rachel Vogan and local councillor Ali Jones worked with Waimea Nursery in Nelson, to get excess fruit trees down to Christchurch and into the community, with many more donated by the Heritage Fruit Archive, Canterbury Horticultural Society’s Orchards in School programme, and Christchurch City Council’s Harewood nursery.



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FASHION FOR A CURE On Thursday 22 September, Fashion for a CURE held its stunning event at the Christchurch Art Gallery. The evening showcased the latest spring collections from brands including Trelise Cooper. Tracey Yarrell, Natasha Lamont

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A STARRY NIGHT By Céline Gibson

From their twelfth storey room at the J W Marriot Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, on Sunday, September 18th, Craig Hutchison of CAS’n’OVA PRODUCTIONS and his life/business partner Ali Robb watched the red carpet being rolled out at The Staples Centre for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards. “The Staples is next to our hotel, so we got a birds-eye view,” says Craig.


raig and Ali were invited to the Emmys courtesy of L.A. producer Peggy Lane O’Rourke. “I’m co-producing a short film with Peggy called Anne Frank Meets God,” explains Craig. Our chat inevitably turns to celebrity spotting. “There was Margo Martindale who won for Best Drama Guest Actress,” offers Craig, “And Henri Winkler paid tribute to Happy Days creator Garry Marshall who died July, 2016.” Ali recalls Peggy greeting Jon Cryer from Two and a Half Men. “She’d worked with him before, apparently.” Next up for discussion is Ali’s gorgeous gown. “It’s from Kevin Moore, red satin with beaded bodice.” We look at Facebook photos of the couple; Ali looks stunning. “In December we’re

attending the Royal Variety Performance in London, so my dress gets a second outing,” smiles Ali. “It’s crucial to attend these prestigious events – to keep our Kiwi profile out there.” Craig mentions a New Zealand feature film project that he hopes Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey, may get wind of. Before leaving Los Angeles, they visited The Milky Way restaurant. Craig and Ali gave the owner, a certain Leah Adler Spielberg, a gift from Kaikoura. “She remembered me from my prior visit in April,” says Craig with a twinkle in his eye. “I know her son stops by the restaurant quite often.” Looking ahead, apart from his coproducer role on Anne Frank Meets God, Craig’s excited to be directing some trailers for a couple of shorts being made in Los Angeles. “One of them, in particular, was a very moving story.” Ali reflects on her time at the Emmy Awards, “To experience the experience – that was everything!” Craig agrees, “It was a first for us both, but it certainly won’t be our last!” When it comes to Craig Hutchison – watch this space.

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retirement village can help enrich quality of life and residents can be part of a wider community while still living in the privacy of their independent unit, says sales consultant, Donna Monk. “Older people who are future proofing or finding the responsibilities of maintaining their own home increasingly difficult, appreciate the ease of village life and access to the wide range of facilities and services, as well as recreational classes and social events provided by the village. It also gives you more time and the freedom to pursue other activities such as travelling – this way, you can just lock up and leave.” Many people also choose to live in a retirement village for the company, she says. “Living in your own home can be lonely and isolating

for some people, especially if they are no longer driving and their neighbours or family are at work during the day. Living in a retirement village is a great opportunity to make new friends and find new interests.” From independent living through to full rest home care, Elmswood Retirement Village is located close to the heart of the city on Wairakei Road, surrounded by beautiful gardens and open spaces. A hospital is due to open alongside the rest home in March 2017, offering even more peace of mind for residents and their families. Contact Donna Monk on 021 241 9979 or visit to make the most of your golden years.

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LYTTELTON MASTERPLAN: Masterpiece in the making By Céline Gibson

Thirty-two years ago, American biologist E.O. Wilson wrote Biophilia, and made that word famous. It means “love of life”, but Wilson defined it further: Biophilia is humans’ innate tendency to focus on living things as opposed to inanimate things. Wilson’s comments on children learning about nature solely from screen-watching are salient: In order to develop fully, children must experience nature and its wildlife firsthand.


reg Jack of the Lyttelton Mountain Bike Club; Richard Hopkins – Lyttelton Reserves Management Committee Chairperson; Kim Kelleher Lyttelton Port Company Environmental Manager, and Alec McWhinnie – LPC Port Engineer, agree wholeheartedly with this. As we begin our uphill walk, the conversation becomes animated.

Greg indicates the boundary-line between the Department of Conservation’s Buckley’s Bay Reserve and LPC’s Port Saddle. Wherever we look the views are stunning. Kim explains about LPC’s Port Saddle Master Plan. “Lyttelton Port is committed to enhancing the ecology and environment of the harbour area for future generations.

We want to improve access, and plan recreation linkages from Lyttelton township to Urumau Reserve and the Crater Rim Walkway.” Traversing the twisty tracks of Urumau Reserve, you have to admire the dedication of mountain bike members who have hacked out pathways, up-hill and downdale. “Cheaper than a gym,” laughs Greg. Kim recalls a recent “classroom” day at Port Saddle, facilitated by LPC, the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust and EnviroSchools. “The kids loved the lizards!” You can’t beat firsthand experience; ask E.O. Wilson. Lyttelton Mountain Bike Club:

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Building success

FROM SCRATCH 1. From what age did you have ambitions to create something in the league that you have? I embarked on the dream of Cavit&Co 25 years ago. Having previously worked in commercial interior design, and having seen the wonderful ranges of furniture available internationally, I wanted to realise that level of design in New Zealand. 2. What strategy has been involved with your professional journey? Right from the beginning I have strived to obtain exclusive agencies from some of the finest furniture manufacturers in the world. I have been fortunate in retaining great staff and in finding brilliant locations for my showrooms in Auckland, Christchurch and Arrowtown. It is a privilege to have had the loyalty of our clients for all these years and we always strive to launch new collections to keep our clients interested and to offer continually appropriate, timeless design. We ensure we are aware of the essence of sophisticated design that doesn’t date, therefore representing true contemporary, classic design. However, strategising optimal plans for the business plays a huge part in planning and executing a business dream. I spend hours planning our furniture collections and accessories. Keeping the integrity of each brand is paramount and it takes a lot of forward planning to realise that.

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3. What do you think it takes to achieve and retain a premium identity in a global marketplace where ‘exclusivity’ can fall victim to oversaturation? There is no room for doubt when approaching an international supplier for an exclusive agency for their brand. We only work with the best designers and manufacturers in the world and don’t deal with any products that are not ours exclusively in New Zealand. To that

end our designs don’t tend to suffer from oversaturation. Our furniture is made to order, not mass produced and that keeps it a premium product. We specifically avoid offering the ordinary. We look for the best manufacturer available for any given style that we wish to offer to our clients ... Quality is paramount and nobody ever regretted buying quality. 4. What have been some of the most rewarding milestones in Cavit&Co’s journey to date? I think being in business for 25 years this year was a major milestone and affected me far more than I thought it would. Looking back, I was overwhelmed by the number of amazing people I associate with and the ongoing relationships that have endured. Opening our gorgeous showroom in Christchurch was another enormously proud moment.

5. What has governed your decision making process when partnering with brands? I like our showroom to give a sense of a home with global elegance. I always consider all the brands we showcase and don’t embark on new collections unless they work sympathetically with what we already have. Nothing jars in the showrooms. The settings work well with each other and that gives our showrooms a warm and inviting atmosphere. It is so much easier to select furniture and accessories when shown in a realistic environment. 6. Without giving away any secrets… what are some of your ultimate ambitions over the coming years? Well, I do have to keep my secrets

close, but I would like to continue to develop the business. There is no point in standing still and I love nothing more than the excitement of doing something new. 7. Do you have any particular mentors or inspirations? Barbara Barry who is a designer of global significance has always been a person I look up to. Her timeless design, personal elegance and sophistication have always married well with my own personal aspirations. 8. What is your favourite ‘life mantra’? The best way to help limit the wasteful use of the world’s diminishing resources is to buy well, buy once and love it for life.

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A Discerning

PRESENC By Celine Gibson

Judy Darragh, Stainless, 2010-11

Cantabrians and visitors to our garden city are having an ‘Arts Experience’ of their lifetime, thanks to SCAPE Public Art’s ‘Season 2016’ programme which opened on 1 October.


resence, the curated exhibition element of Season 2016, has an impressive roll-call of artists featuring their works – Cat Auburn, Holly Best, Gill Gatfield, Sam Harrison and Greer Twiss, plus Re:ACTIVATE artists Mark Catley and Janna van Hasselt. Recently three more distinguished artists were announced as joining the PRESENCE exhibition. David McCracken, who describes his water sculptures as “both a challenge and the perfect venue for sculpture” has contributed his work Diminish and Ascend (2013) which can

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Rachael Rakena, Te La Tangata, 2016. Image: video still, courtest of artist, Bartley + Company Art, Wellington.


strong place in our community. Deborah McCormick, Director of SCAPE Public Art, speaks of their strengthening ties to Ngāi Tahu. “SCAPE Public Art has a strong desire to deepen our relationship with Ngāi Tahu/Ngāi Tūāhuriri and acknowledge them as mana whenua. We want to keep a focus on contemporary Maori art and plan to feature at least one contemporary Ngāi Tahu or Maori artist in each show, such as Rachael Rakena in PRESENCE. Recently we attended a Wananga at Tuahiwi Marae

The title PRESENCE comes from SCAPE’S desire to explore what it means to be ‘present’ and discern a ‘presence’.

Rachael Rakena, Te Ia Tangata, 2016

be found in Kiosk Lake in the Botanic Gardens. Judy Darragh’s Stainless (2010-2011) is a work that pokes gentle fun at wasteful consumption wrought from vainglorious ambition on futile projects. Judy is a groundbreaking artist in that she proved yesterday’s kitsch could be tomorrow’s funk art; she made ‘Retro’ cool and recycling sexy. Rachael Rakena - Te la Tangata, 2016 - shows Poutereraki, 2011 with additional video works. Rachael is a digital video artist whose inspiration is drawn from her connections to her Ngāi Tahu, Ngāpuhi and Pakeha ancestry. She has even found a term to describe her method of work – “toi rerehiko” which Rachael describes as “art that employs electricity, movement and light”. SCAPE Public Art has long acknowledged that Ngāi Tahu holds a

which was highly productive. We are in dialogue with them to plan a major new Ngāi Tahu commission in 2018.” Deborah also gives special mention to Heather Galbraith, curator of PRESENCE. “She has done so well with the curation in thinking about the touch-points of this exhibition - the emotional and historical references. PRESENCE allows people to have different experiences of the artworks.” The title PRESENCE comes from SCAPE’S desire to explore what it means to be ‘present’ and discern a ‘presence’. Enter the newly opened North Quad of the Arts Centre and before you, standing sentinel in the former Cloister’s corridor, Antony Gormley’s second STAY figure embodies this ‘sense of place’ most poignantly. There is available a free app which can be downloaded onto iPhones or most android phones, from which you can access the full SCAPE ‘Season 2016’ programme. There are guided tours at 12.30pm every day from the Arts Centre, and tram tours, 6pm on Wednesday’s, which do have to be booked. For more information, go to: For booking tours, phone: 021 268 7083 Metropol November 3, 2016 21

m SOCIAL SCENE A STYLISH PRESENTATION On Thursday 13 October, highly respected stylist Tracy Ilton took front and centre stage to deliver a presentation to VIP guests at the Christchurch Casino. Nicola Grant, Vanessa Yang, Ivy Moore Nicola Mulholland, Annah Kernick

Dawn Quinn, Aroha Manawati, Tracey Ilton Myf Colvin, Di McLellan, Mandy Pickering

Kay Moseley, Julie Power

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The Garden City shows personality plus when spring rears its daffodil decorated head. Here’s the low-down on what events you should be adding to your recreational calendar over the coming weeks.


Riccarton Street Party The annual Riccarton Street Party is back with the promise of being better than ever. If you’ve been before you know how good this is and you’d never miss it! Enjoy food, bouncy castles and activities, clothes, pony rides and a petting zoo.


Love Light Christmas Market Celebrate Christmas at a Kiwi-style market! Discover lots of affordable Christmas gift ideas including handmade items from the local community.



Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema The Arts Centre’s beautifully restored North Quad will host the Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema series on the second Friday of the month over summer. Movies will be shown free-ofcharge at 5.30pm and 8pm, the first for children followed by a later screening for the adults. The movies will be announced closer to the time. Please bring something to sit on and cash for food and drinks.

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ew Zealand luxury candle makers, Maraca have created a brand new fragrance that encapsulates the scent of summer. Evoking the luscious fragrance carried on the balmy breezes through the historic Spanish gardens in Alhambra, Sevillian Neroli captures a fresh, citrus bouquet. With delicious top notes of delicious plum, bitter orange, neroli and lemon, this delicate scented candle makes the ideal Christmas gift. Drops of Crystal Cashmere range from Manuka Doctor includes an oil, a serum and a cream for your complete daily beauty routine. The fusion of natural oils with manuka honey is the ideal pampering treat for tired and dehydrated skin that leaves skin silky smooth, just like your favourite cashmere sweater. Celebrating the erotically charged and glamorous work of legendary photographer, Helmut Newton, M.A.C Cosmetics has created a limited edition collection in his honour. Capturing the photographer’s provocative, exquisite signature aesthetic, lips and nails are painted in rich maroon and ruby red, while eyes become dangerously alluring in smoky shades. Clinique has introduced the Superbalanced Silk Makeup SPF 15 just in time for the welcome sunshine. Promising to be the ultimate “no makeup, makeup,” this high performance foundation leaves you with a flawless photo-finish complexion. Keeping skin moisturised where it needs it and matte in naturally oily areas, this foundation ought to be your next beauty buy for the summer ahead.

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Fashion clothing store Fredrick Ashley has just been joined by Little Freds in Fendalton Mall.


A curated collection for spring and summer.



complete any outfit. Stand out pieces like the delicate acorn and pinecone pendants and unique creations made from old coins, are bound to impress. Kids are well catered for with a delightful range of super cute party decorations, table toppers, and fun animal masks. A gorgeous selection of colourful baby bibs and dresses, made from 100 percent organic cotton and handmade here in Christchurch with colourful vintage prints, make a welcome addition to any tiny tot’s wardrobe. Magical hand crafted children’s dolls from Australia’s Alimrose make perfect gifts that are sure to be treasured by little ones everywhere. With new stock and Christmas decorations arriving weekly in anticipation of the gift-giving season, Little Freds promises to make Christmas shopping a joyful experience.

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n addition to showcasing a curated collection of women’s fashion for spring and summer, Little Freds offers a range of contemporary and classic furniture pieces and home accents, such as colourful votives and vases, cushions and throws that instantly transform a house into a home. Create a relaxing ambience in your home with one of Little Freds’ vast collection of deliciously scented soy candles and German made porcelain tea-light houses. Beautifully packaged, the likes of Kobo and Lanterncove are so exquisitely designed they can be repurposed as luxury canisters to hold your trinkets. Fine gold, silver and rose gold jewellery and tassle necklaces from Stella + Gemma, Stilen, Urban & French, and Rainey Designs make special gifts and


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NEW LOOK As temperatures begin to rise, it’s time to ditch the winter woollies and refresh your wardrobe with lighter, brighter fabrics.


ringing the crème de la crème of Australian and New Zealand’s designers, Zebrano’s fashion collections, together with its team of professional stylists, can help you feel fabulous as you segue into summer. According to Zebrano’s Design Director Jenny Smith women have the same dressing challenges; no matter what size they wear. “All women want the same result – to look and feel fabulous,” says Jenny. “Knowing what styles work best for your body shape, rather than focusing on size, ensures you will have a wardrobe that works for you.” A tip from Zebrano is to look at a garment’s “design lines”. These lines draw the eye to the shoulder, sides or hem, which are more important

elements to consider rather than whether a fabric is striped, patterned or plain. “It’s all about creating focus where you want it,” Jenny explains. Trends to expect this spring and summer include exposed shoulders, sporty mesh fabrics, classic marle grey knits, and splashes of vibrant orange. Other great options for an instant wardrobe update are lingerie-inspired daywear, layering of semi-sheer pieces, bold stripes, preppy plaid, grown-up gingham, and pretty garden florals. Visit Zebrano at 169 Victoria Street for cutting edge contemporary and classic everyday wear for size 14+ from top Australasian designers including Chocolat, Code, Curate by Trelise Cooper, Cusp, Euphoria, Mela Purdie, Megan Salmon, and Obi.

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LOOK a transformative

Cup day is that once a year special occasion where fashion and beauty enthusiasts can really transform their aesthetic. But this new look doesn’t just have to disappear at ‘the stroke of midnight’. In fact, Transform Clinic is right at the heart of ensuring it doesn’t.


he highly experienced team has impressive expertise when it comes to achieving a special occasion glow all year round. An expert in the latest and most effective appearance medicine, Transform Clinic – led by the highly respected Dr Ian Little – is in the business of helping its clients to emanate natural beauty 365 days of the year with some extra pampering for the occasions where we want to stand out from the crowd. A range of treatments and procedures, from Botox, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion and radiofrequency skin tightening through to clinical facials including the PRP ‘vampire’ facial, HydraFacial and fruitpeels, lays the foundation for show-stopping skin. A

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truly polished look can be achieved with teeth whitening and eyelashes, and other specialised treatments. After a wonderful week of Cup Week celebrations, visit Transform Clinic for a glorious massage to unwind. The team is also excited to offer Cup Day Beauty Treats including a Moroccan Spray Tan ($25) and an Eyelash and Brow Tint package ($35). Terms and conditions apply so speak to the team today on 343 2880.

Metallic There’s an inspiring dose of metallic magic in the air this spring and summer. It’s taking the form of some fabulous foot candy that can help your look transition from day to night.


he key with embracing the metallic aesthetic is that less is more. While the allure of gold (yellow or rose), copper, silver, green or blue may bring out our inner magpie, metallic shoes needs to march to the beat of their own drum without competing for attention with other metallics. That’s not to say metallic on metallic won’t work but this bold sartorial expression needs careful consideration. This season, we’ve joined the growing fan club of a metallic shoe with a gentle pastel ensemble or as the perfect way to polish off skinny jeans paired with a cold shoulder blouse. One thing’s for sure, Robin Pierre in Merivale Mall is an absolute haven for metallic footwear. We’ve picked out some of our favourites that we know other fashionistas will be fawning over. Cutting a traditional silhouette, but with a whole lot of personality, we think these styles will help us put our best foot forward during the warmer weather.

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imaging, a complete digital record of the patient’s data throughout the process, and a quicker and smoother workflow. For orthodontists Ronald Sluiter and Sophie Gray, it is technology they are excited to be able to include as part of their standard practice, gradually integrating the scanner over the past couple of months with a second scanner now in use.

“The scanner reduces wait times where previously we had to physically send a mould, and it opens up many possibilities in terms of treatment.” Orthodontist Ronald Sluiter

New technology changes the way we do things, all with the intention of making life easier. At OrthodontiX the arrival of its new intraoral 3D scanner, 3Shape, means just this, with benefits for patients and the practice as a whole.


he 3Shape scanner is a small wand which is moved around inside the patient’s mouth to create a 3D image of their current teeth placement. Its advantages are many – increased patient comfort with the phasing out of physical impressions, improved accuracy of

“The scanner enables us to upload the scan and send the digital file directly to Invisalign - it’s a means to communicate with our providers more efficiently,” says Ronald. “It reduces wait times where previously we had to physically send a mould, and it opens up many possibilities in terms of treatment – you can virtually see where you would like the teeth to be placed.” Give Karen or Mel a call on 0800 678 463 to make an appointment for your free first consultation, with clinics in Cashmere, Merivale and Ashburton.

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BEAUTY OASIS The pipe dream of a luxurious multi-functional space that encompasses head-to-toe beauty has just become a reality for the proud owners of Salon Parlour in the heart of St Albans.


he first Matrix R.A.W. concept salon in Christchurch, this purpose-built salon is situated on the corner of Westminster and Cranford Streets. The fresh, industrialstyle space sports a polished concrete floor, sleek plywood joinery and foliage to soften the edges, with a sheltered courtyard where clients can bask in the sun before and after appointments or while they wait for nails to dry. With innovative interiors, the salon also has equally unique and fun services like their ‘play tray’ that offers clients the opportunity to sample products first hand and access their inner-creative with colouring-in books. For the ultimate pampering, clients can even order coffee and a bite to eat from one of the local cafes, which the team will happily deliver to your salon seat. An oasis from the pressures of everyday life, Salon Parlour is a retreat where men and women come to relax and be pampered. Designed and operated

as a collective, it also provides a supportive and collaborative environment where freelance beauty therapists, nail technicians, and hair stylists can make their first steps into self employment. For a full menu of services and online bookings visit the beautiful website at and be sure to follow the work of the talented stylists and beauty therapists on the Facebook page. Open seven days and late nights by appointment. While walk-ins are welcome, bookings are recommended to secure a specific time. Students receive a 10 percent discount Monday to Friday.


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ESSENTIALS By Majka Kaiser

Pack like a fashion editor so you can travel lighter and never be caught out no matter where the wind blows.


ow many times have you packed and repacked your suitcase with half of what you started with and still found yourself with nothing that goes together? Good planning is the key to creating the ultimate travel capsule wardrobe, so get organised before you hit the tarmac. Confining your colour palette to no more than three shades means everything will harmonise. Add a splash of colour with jewellery and accessories in a contrasting colour. Lay out each outfit on your bed and swap key pieces around to see what goes with what. A good rule of thumb to go by is if you can’t wear something with two different pieces, then leave it at home. Layering is the ideal way to ward off frigid in-flight air or the ocean breeze at sunset. Pack a lightweight shawl that can be worn different ways in a neutral colour that can be easily mixed and matched with different outfits. Other excellent layering pieces are tunics and oversized shirts that can be worn with or without jeans or leggings underneath, and shirtdresses that can be slipped on over your swimsuit. Opt for pieces that are multi-functional like a kimono that can be worn as a dress with sandals during the day and wedges at night, over pants for a casual bohemian vibe, or as a cover-up, which co-ordinates with your bikini for elegant poolside chic. Ditch the heels for easy-wear wedges if you yearn for something a little dressier in the evenings. Two pairs of shoes usually suffice; a pair of strappy sandals and a pair of casual trainers for comfort on long walks. Another great comfort tip from high-flying fashionistas is not to pack anything you bought months ago and have only worn once. Instead pack tried and trusted pieces that you know you feel at home in. Planning your outfits ahead of time means you have something to go with everything, and you also save precious time that can be spent out and about enjoying the sights instead of agonising over what to wear in your hotel room.

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Confining your colour palette to no more than three shades means everything will harmonise.

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It may be a wild contrast to the pretty pastels dominating the sartorial scene right now, but burnt orange is also wooing fashionistas with its vibrant charm.


match made in heaven with neutrals, patterns (requires consideration) and even dynamic purple, burnt orange found its fashionable feet way back in 1915 when the medium dark shade of orange adopted this fitting title. It can be particularly fun to flirt with burnt orange with outfit accents like sunglasses, nail-polish, a scarf, fedora, or a clutch, but you can also dive into the aesthetic this spring/summer with a high waist skirt or culottes or a floor skimming maxi dress. We’re thinking Cup Day might just be the opportunity to play with the possibilities.


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On Tuesday 27 September, the ultra chic Hotel Montreal held its Minx and Mingle Fashion Show, which also provided an opportunity to explore the stunning rooms on offer.

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he largest cosmetic teeth whitening network throughout New Zealand with 15 locations, Sparklewhite offers a seamless, painless and safe service that also rejuvenates caps, crowns and veneers and removes stains instantly. Clients can expect to have a consultation explaining the procedure, tooth colour match, a full 60 minute in-chair laser teeth whitening procedure followed by aftercare information and tips to maintain their beautiful new smile. There is also the option of purchasing home maintenance kits or returning every 3-6 months for touchups. Having revolutionised teeth whitening in New Zealand with its mobile service, the business was one of the first to introduce a new non-sensitive, non-peroxide gel - Euro gel. Upholding and delivering the highest professional values – the professionalism and expertise of the team is second to none. One of only two NZ Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Association’s Qualified Teeth Whitening Trainers, Charmaine McFarlane, extols the virtues of a Sparklewhite smile. “We have a private clinic, which some of our well known customers prefer because of the privacy. Trust is a big thing with our Sparklewhite service. “I always like to know that we are providing a very safe and professional service and we are always in contact and following up with our customers with reminders or specials. We are now into the crazy season, so booking ahead is paramount, especially with Show & Cup week coming up, then it’s Christmas - we all want nice white teeth for all those selfies and group pictures don’t we?” Visit



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endometriosis and fertility issues come into appointments with their daughters. “Mothers who have had endometriosis are very switched on about potential fertility. Their daughters don’t always appreciate how precious it is.” Early diagnosis and intervention will improve symptoms, reduce the chances of developing chronic pain and will minimise potential fertility issues. Mr Dover stresses that the management of endometriosis does not always include surgery, although clearly it does have an important role. He advocates a multidisciplinary approach, one which includes the options of medical and surgical therapies, but also addresses the role of diet, physiotherapy for pelvic floor muscles and education about endometriosis and its lifestyle influences. “We’ve developed a multidisciplinary team at Oxford Women’s Health that includes nutritionists, a physiotherapist with an interest in pelvic pain, a clinical

Being proactive in dealing with pelvic pain can help to preserve future fertility.


For young women facing a diagnosis of endometriosis, fertility is usually the last thing on their minds. But according to specialists at Oxford Women’s Health, being proactive in dealing with pelvic pain can help to preserve future fertility.

nfortunately women who have endometriosis have a higher chance of experiencing fertility problems,” says Mr Richard Dover, a clinician at Oxford Women’s Health and specialist at Genea Oxford Fertility. “We need to ensure that future fertility is considered throughout our conversations and we need to treat the pain.” It is thought that as many as 10 percent of the female population may have endometriosis. In many of these women the disease will be chronic and progressive. An early diagnosis therefore can improve a woman’s quality of life and significantly improve her fertility. “Young women don’t always think about the next chapter in their life. A teenager experiencing painful periods isn’t thinking about her ability to conceive.” Mr Dover says the subject of fertility often arises when mothers who have experienced

psychologist, clinicians who are actively involved with Endometriosis New Zealand and a group of senior gynaecological surgeons who are all recognised for their highly advanced laparoscopic surgical skills.” “We know how to manage the disease. But it becomes a fine balance. We want to eradicate endometriosis, but not at the risk of damaging future fertility. Endometriosis is not a black and white issue so we offer a range of surgical, medical and holistic options. And we have access to our own world class fertility clinic, Genea Oxford Fertility.” When you consider how common endometriosis is amongst women of child-bearing age and its negative impact on fertility, it is easy to appreciate that it is an issue for a significant number of women. “A large proportion of patients at Genea Oxford Fertility have endometriosis so we’ve developed a special protocol to manage their fertility treatment. “Patients are not just a number. We discuss individual patient care at regular clinical meetings so we can tailor treatment plans and pain management to suit each individual. It’s an example of how we use our gynaecological expertise to treat endometriosis proactively and improve fertility outcomes for our patients.” If you suspect you have endometriosis, or a problem conceiving, call Oxford Women’s Health on 379 0555. Metropol November 3, 2016 39

m SOCIAL SCENE FASHION & PHILANTHROPY On Wednesday 5 October, Style Fusion Fashion Show lit up the Rydges Latimer Christchurch supporting Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue. A Westpac Rescue Helicopter Charm is now on sale including – a sterling silver charm ($79), pendant with sterling silver chain ($89) and a 9ct gold charm or pendant with sterling silver gold plated chain ($695). These are exclusive and all proceeds go directly to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Phone Liz on 358 8244 or email

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FIGHTING POLLUTION WITH INNOVATION “I believe that by painting these largescale murals around Aotearoa, we will be able to engage with a variety of people that normally wouldn’t think twice about the environment.” Tess Sheerin

Sheerin’s mural on North Durham Street.


ptly titled ‘New Zealand’s Worth Loving’, her innovative campaign visualises the extent to which humans are gravely impacting marine life and waterways with their ‘throw away’ nature and apathetic approach to environmental awareness. The murals already grace walls in Queenstown and Dunedin and a third has just been completed in Christchurch. Wellington is next on the agenda and finally the tour will end with Auckland. “I took my niece and my family’s dog to the beach last summer and in a short walk collected two large bags filled with rubbish. I have investigated the impact rubbish has on our coastlines and the knock on effect of single-plastics in particular that are killing our marine and wildlife and the results are awful,” Tess explains of her motivation. “I believe that by painting these large-scale murals around Aotearoa, we will be able to engage with a variety of people that normally wouldn’t think twice about the environment.” To coincide with each mural, Sheerin co-ordinates and supports clean-up events and public awareness campaigns that concentrate on waterways, lakes and coastal areas around New Zealand. To support Tess’ new project supported by Gap Filler and Avon Otakaro Network, visit Any contribution will be put towards scissor lift hire, materials, artist hours and film crews for the murals. Keep an eye out for beach and waterway clean up listings in your own neck of the woods.

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Landscapes Captured on Canvas Growing up surrounded by the mountains and open spaces of the South Island, the landscape has long been an inspiration to artist Charles Pickworth.


orking in oils and acrylics on canvas, Charles is a self-taught artist. He began his own artistic journey while working as a gatekeeper for the railways, painting with one arm after contracting polio as a young boy which in turn led to an amputation when he was 20 years old. With permission from his boss, he painted landscapes from photographs during the quiet work hours, displaying his work in their large smoko room. Now a full time painter Charles has refined and developed his techniques over the decades, bringing his own unique style to each painting. “I can paint anywhere – in a crowd of a million, out on location or in my studio,” says Charles, whose paintings have been exhibited in a number of galleries around the South Island. His work often takes him out on location to the dramatic peaks and coastlines of the South Island, creating scenes from the landscape he is drawn to, or that which has special meaning for his customers. This can be anything from a bach in the Marlborough Sounds, a road often travelled, or other subject matters including family pets, animals, boats and planes, and still life. Painting on location has its challenges in the weather, lighting and even sandflies, each painting taking several hours to complete dependent on its size. Some are fully completed on location, while Charles adds the finishing touches to others from his studio, as well as continuing to create pieces from photographs on commission. Charles will be holding an exhibition of selected works in his studio at 11 Blairdon Place in Bishopdale, on Saturday 12 November for one week. He is happy for customers to try a painting out for size in their own home, to discuss creating an original either on location or from photographs, and also offers private tuition for the budding artist. For more information, drop in to view Charles’ work at 11 Blairdon Place in Bishopdale or give him a call on 359 5972.

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The Design Store is the perfect conclusion to a morning or afternoon spent exploring the soul enriching treasures that line the walls of the gallery.

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Art of all persuasions is yours for the taking at the brand spanking Design Store, recently opened at the Christchurch Art Gallery.


he stunning space is delivering the artistic goods with some of the most eye-catching wall art in town along with a generous range of creative, beautiful and fun products that will make it easy

finding an original gift for anyone. The new store made its grand entrance on Wednesday 26 October, and adds another bow to the already generous offerings of the gallery. From prints with personality plus to quirky décor accents – a Karl Lagerfield Kokeshi is a favourite of ours – and onto silk scarves with eclectic imagery and Beastly wooden bear pens for the days you’re feeling crafty; the selection is vibrant and varied. The Design Store is the perfect conclusion to a morning or afternoon spent exploring the soul enriching treasures that line the walls of the gallery.

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canvas pre-sketched with an image of their very own cat. Nibbles are provided and the bar will be open. “It’s fun art, not fine art,” says owner Amanda Anthony, of the new Art After School classes. Designed for children aged 8-12 years,

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Any time is a great time to find your inner artist - hold a paint brush in one hand, a glass of wine in the other, and have a go. Paint ‘n’ Sip Studio is all about having a little fun, combining creativity with a party atmosphere, for adults and for kids.

A great choice for Christmas parties, birthdays, or Hen’s Nights.

or those looking for a function with a difference, Paint ‘n’ Sip is a great choice for Christmas parties, birthdays, or Hen’s Nights. Large groups can have the entire venue to themselves, with the option to bring in your own

a gift voucher to experience Paint ‘n’ Sip offers great Christmas ideas. Paint ‘n’ Sip is located at 136 Ilam Road and for more information visit and Facebook. Call the studio on 351 0879.


catering. Smaller groups should check out the online calendar to find the painting they want to create. This can be anything from a a classic Kiwi scene such as New Brighton Pier, to David Bowie, or Paint Your Cat night, where guests paint a

PAINT ‘N’ SIP STUDIO Christchurch’s most creative & fun night out!

Learn to swim for life

BLUE SKY BOYS END OF YEAR PARTY! Treat your team to something special for all their hard work this year! Check out our website for details on public/private events and our online calendar for availability! 136 Ilam Road, Christchurch paintnsipnz #paintnsipnz 44 November 3, 2016 Metropol

Written by Ken Duncum Directed by Donna Buchanan

8pm Nightly, 9–12 November Gloucester Room Isaac Theatre Royal Bookings: 0800 842 538 or online: Bookings fees apply

We cater for all ages, including adults and all ranges of ability. You can find us just off Buchanans Rd, Hornby!

Ph. 03 260 2220

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ake smash parties, which started as a quirky way to mark a child’s first birthday, have now taken the world by storm and it’s as simple as letting the birthday child loose with a giant cake as a photographer captures some adorable stills for posterity.

Cake smash By Melinda Collins

There are few times in life where it’s considered socially acceptable to smash fistfuls of cake in one’s own face, but thankfully, first birthdays are now one of them.

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Cake smash parties, which started as a quirky way to mark a child’s first birthday, have now taken the world by storm. Every child approaches the cake smash differently – there are the foot squishers, the face planters, the screamers, the chillers, those who take teeny tiny tastes and those who can’t get the fists full of icing in their mouths fast enough. This photo craze has become so popular that photographers are offering cake smash sessions. With plenty of websites offering ideas and tips, why not give it a go for yourself? Worst case scenario, you’re going to end up with a little bit of mess and a whole lot of fun. And, with the expected mess that comes with the classic cake smash, many a family is choosing to go with the ‘smash and splash’ parties, where babies are pictured having bubble baths after demolishing their desserts, with the photos of the tots in their tubs making a great contrast.


the need for added fats during preparation and, since water soluble nutrients (namely Vitamins C and B) don’t leach out into vapour, steaming preserves up to 50 percent more nutrients than other moist heat cooking methods. While the earlier options involved finding your way to the local natural hot springs or using heated

Steaming cooks and seals in flavour, eliminating the need for added fats during preparation.

GETTING STEAMY By Melinda Collins

IN THE KITCHEN Our oldest rellies were cooking and processing their food as far back as 1.9 million years ago.


nd, although their cooking tools may have come a long way, it seems they were on the money when it came to methods, with steaming – one of the oldest ways to cook – surging in popularity as we become increasingly aware of the health and flavour benefits. Steaming cooks food through direct contact between steam (conduction) as well as the movement of the hot vapour through the food (convection), no fat is needed to conduct the heat, making steaming a lower-calorie, low fat cooking method. Steaming cooks and seals in flavour, eliminating

stones, modern technology makes the process a lot less labour intensive and, even if you don’t have an electric steamer, there are still several equally simple options. You can use a covered steaming pot or just a perforated basket that rests above a pot of boiling water; simply wrap foods to be steamed in foil; or you can use Chinese bamboo steamers that stack on top of a wok. Because steaming is gentle, it is perfect for cooking delicate foods—most vegetables, white meat fowl, and fish are all good candidates for steaming. Foods also stay moist from being bathed in water vapour, making steaming perfect for fish and shellfish by not drying out the delicate flesh. Halibut, cod and snapper steam particularly well. Other applications for steaming include Chinese dumplings, and by association other stuffed pastas such as ravioli, small semolina pasta (including couscous) and even biscuit-style dumplings and bread-type doughs, potatoes and other starchy vegetables (corn, carrots, etc). Even fruit and cakes such as Great Britain’s steamed puddings are candidates. So for something different, why not try getting steamy in the kitchen this summer?

The Secret Garden

Welcome to Christchurch’s best kept secret... our sheltered, garden oasis at Dux Dine Share a Platter-for-Two, with a bottle or two of a crisp Pinot Gris or light Rose and make an afternoon of it. We will even provide the sunscreen and sun hats (plenty of parking, and free WiFi for your data addiction).

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an iconic

By Kate Pierson


As a true patriot of Christchurch, I can’t remember a time when the Dux De Lux of yesteryear wasn’t forefront of the Canterbury consciousness, capable of winning and holding the affections of whoever made its acquaintance.


uch was the relationship it built with its customers, the vegetarian restaurant and bar earned itself status as an iconic institution. Today the Dux personality remains very well intact, although is personified in two different forms - Dux Dine and Dux Central. Each has a chameleon like nature, capable of helping its patrons

Opening out onto an oasis-like secret garden, peace, seclusion and quiet are immediately impressed on me during my visit. I’m pleasantly surprised that you would never know Riccarton Road is just outside. Conscious, modern cuisine awaits from a vegetarian or seafood platter through to aromatic muscles, crispy squid, fresh salads, and eclectic combinations like pea and halloumi fritters. Breakfast, lunch and 48 November 3, 2016 Metropol

transition seamlessly from informal tipples and nibbles, to a sit down meal, right through to a more exuberant ‘night out’. In spite of the change in location, and the multifaceted nature of both spots, I can say with surety that the brand’s proposition shines on with clarity. The philosophy the teams lives and breathes can be distilled down to great food and beverages, great ambience and great service. Visiting both locations, it’s clear that each has its own distinct vibe and offering, while equally being very complementary and synergistic in nature. Located in a quaint Villa on Riccarton Road with ample parking, Dux Dine is devoted to diversity. Offering a full spectrum menu boasting what founder and owner Richard Sinke would justly describe as a “sensational array of different foods”, the environment is elegant yet accessible.

dinner – the choice is available from 7am until late during the weekdays and from 9am onwards on weekends. A hop, skip and a jump across town, located in the progressive CBD, sister bar and restaurant Dux Central has made its mark. With more than 200 craft beers ready to tempt the palate along with vibrant cuisine, I settle in with a delicious New Zealand wine and slow roasted lamb salad.

Guests like myself can meander between four distinct and dynamic environments – from ‘The Upper Dux’ overlooking the evolution of the City’s rebuild, and on to the exquisite Emerald Room, engaging Poplar Social Club and out to The Courtyard, which promises to be bathed in sunshine over the summer. My verdict is straightforward – the Dux legacy lives on and all that’s left to be said is to experience it for yourself.

an escape from

THE EVERYDAY Every suite is wellappointed and with its own private outdoor terrace.

A touch of luxury and expansive alpine views have always been a part of the story of Braemar Lodge & Spa. The site of the lodge was chosen specifically for its outlook over the valley towards Hanmer Springs – views that are accessible from the spacious suites and from Altitude Restaurant & Bar.


raemar Lodge is just a 10 minute drive from Hanmer village – close enough to enjoy the convenience of the hot springs and far enough to feel immersed in the alpine surroundings. The team welcomes visitors to the lodge for dining and to the day spa, as well as providing luxurious suites for those who wish to stay a little longer. Experience a little of what makes Braemar so special at its new Sunday

brunch, commencing soon as an addition to the breakfast and dinner services. The brunch menu follows modern New Zealand cuisine created by French chef, Orianne Desprez, with a focus on fresh local and seasonal produce - think of a buffet filled with pastries and fruit, or tastes of Saumonen Bellevue (steamed whole salmon with aioli) or Pommes Salardaises (slow cooked potato gratin in duck fat). Dine either outdoors in the sunshine or

indoors accompanied by the pianist, with two seatings at 11am and 1pm. For a perfect weekend away from the city, there is the choice of 24 suites, from the exclusive honeymoon Braemar Suite to the spa suites with outdoor hot tubs every suite is well-appointed and with its own private outdoor terrace. Conference and wedding facilities are also available, with the option to have the entire premises to yourself or for daystays only, with catering options to fit your needs. Bookings are highly recommended for all dining experiences, especially for the exceptional Christmas Eve six course tasting menu with paired wines, and a midday carvery buffet on Christmas Day. For more information and to make a reservation at Altitude Restaurant& Bar or for accommodation, call 03 315 7555 or visit and on Facebook.

Your Oasis of Peace & Tranquility... Select Braemar Lodge is New Zealand’s premier luxury alpine spa resort. Offering the largest Suites (60 - 80sqm) in Hanmer Springs and a 10 minute drive from the village, the Lodge boasts outstanding views across the valley towards the mountains and alpine forests. Perfect for those wanting to be close to the village, but far enough away for peace and tranquility.

Call Reservations on: +64 (0) 3 315 7555

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Christchurch’s greatest little Irish Pub


Open 7 Days until 3am

Karaoke, Dancing Quiz night PADDY’S DAY SUNDAY We have the best live local music acts for three nights, every weekend. Irish rebel and rock bands and the odd blues gig Great pub food such as...

Craicing Steak Special


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Metropol’s sharing the musical vibes – they’re yours for the taking. Christchurch’s boldest and brightest, right here, every month.

3 November

Blue Smoke: Paddy Gilroys Ghost, 8pm

4 November

Blue Smoke: Greg Johnson Tour, 8pm The Twisted Hop: Graham Wardrop, 7.30pm

5 November

Becks Southern Alehouse: Ctrl Alt Rock, 9pm

6 November

Dux Central: Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm

8 November

Talk to me about having your next work function at one of our three venues option. We have the perfect venue to match your work team’s taste or book us to cater at your own work place

Trevinos: X Files, 7pm

10 November 84B Riccarton Rd 03 343 4657

Clink Bar & Restaurant: QED, 6pm Trevinos: Reckless Duo, PM

11 November

Dux Central: Emerson, 5pm Trevinos: Eddie Simon, PM Dux Central: Wilton, 9.30pm

12 November

Dux Central: El Guitaro, 2pm Dux Central: Big Rig, 9.30pm Trevinos: Carpe Diem, PM

13 November

Dux Central: Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm

17 November

Clink Bar & Restaurant: The Butlers, 6pm

18 November

Dux Central: Emerson, 5pm Dux Central: Alby, 9.30pm Trevinos: Southfield, PM

19 November

Dux Central: Nacoa, 9.30pm

25 November

Dux Central: Emerson, 5pm Clink Bar & Restaurant: Click 6th Birthday, 6pm onwards Trevinos: Reckless Duo, PM The Twisted Hop: Jen Tal and The Huzband, 7.25pm

26 November

Dux Central: Big Rig, 9.30pm Winnie Bagoes: BK (UK) 20 Years of BK Tour, 10pm

27 November

Clink Bar & Restaurant: The Butlers, 3pm Dux Central: Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm

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357 Colombo St, Sydenham P. 03 366 3338


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Gently pour in the cream then slowly turn up the speed on the mixer until on a high setting.

250ml Rosé Sparkling Wine 100g icing sugar 500ml single cream 1-2 drops red or pink food colouring • Handful of strawberries (to garnish) • A few sprigs of mint (to garnish)

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When fully whipped into the consistency of whipped cream add the food colouring and gently mix in.




Pour the mixture into a 1L container with a good firm lid. Freeze mixture for at least 8 hours. Serve in a champagne coupe topped with diced strawberries and a sprig of mint.

FRENCH WINE - Bergerac Region GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNERS available in selected New World Stores, Ballantynes, Vino Fino and Decant

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Shirley / Rangiora

RANGIORA & SHIRLEY HAVE BEEN IN LOVE WITH OUR INDIAN FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS! Authentic cuisine with a real taste of India. Lunch from $8.99 Monday to Saturday. Dishes like our red garlic chicken are a must try! We give a birthday meal free for parties over 4 people NEW menu from 8th of November. Introducing new starters, mains & soups

Serving exquisite Yum Cha lunch and all-day gastronomical Cantonese cuisines, Maxine’s Palace is sure to delight your palette’s senses! Hours: 11:00am to 2:30pm; 5:00pm to 9:30pm Tuesdays to Sundays

Book Now for your Xmas Party!

75 Victoria St Rangiora

opposite liquorland (03) 310 6900

283 Lincoln Road, Addington maxinespalace restaurant

114 Marshland Rd Shirley (03) 423 9932 Addington


Located at Addington Raceway and Events Centre, Spectators Bar & Bistro is right in the heart of the action! The sunny beer garden offers great views across the Lindauer Lawn and race track, where you can relax and unwind this summer. Be sure to check out the new Spring menu, filled with delicious brunch, lunch, dinner and snack options.

Opening Hours: Monday – 7.30am til 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday – 7.30am til late Saturday & Sunday – 11am til late 65 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington Raceway

Phone: (03) 339 7915 52 November 3, 2016 Metropol

Phone (03) 335 0100




it’s not just what you eat, but what brings people together.


Dine indoors for dinner or bask in the sun in the lush Fig Garden for lunch and coffee. Our diverse yet cohesive aesthetic emulates the menu itself, serving everything from light bites to inventive international dishes.

Centrally located on the corner of Madras & Armagh street, this brand new café is a perfect place to sit back and enjoy delicious food and great coffee while watching the world go by. The menu is creative and interesting – offering well-known classics alongside modern, seasonal and inspiring food. Discover this cosy spot today !

Coffee. from 6am Lunch. 11am -3pm All day snacks. Dinner. from 5pm R E S TA U R A N T & BAR

456 Papanui Road, Christchurch


282 Madras Street, Christchurch

P. 03 352 4903 | E.

Ph: 03 3773777


Introducing Cafe Vivo (formerly Savoire Cafe)

Drop in for a refreshing coffee and cake. Small or large groups welcome for breakfast, brunch or lunch – pre-order to save time.

Fancy a delicious light meal in our sunny, sheltered courtyard? Hours: Mon to Fri 7:30am to 4pm Sat 8am to 4pm Sun 8.30am to 4pm

333 Harewood Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch Phone (03) 360 0996



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50% OFF the FOOD BILL for 2 to 4 DINERS! Choose from 42 fantastic Christchurch restaurants and cafes.

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ALFRESCO CUISINE WITH A GORGEOUS RIVER VIEW AT THE FOOT OF THE CASHMERE HILLS A great place to soak up the sun over a long lunch or linger over dinner in our homely restaurant. Relaxed or casual with separate bar, restaurant and large outdoor area. Fully Licensed - A la Carte Open Monday - Thursday 11am to 12am, Friday & Saturday 11am - 1am and Sunday 11am to 1 Opm

69 Centaurus Road Cashmere



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Treat yourself with delicious handmade treats & loose leaf tea or coffee! High Tea is available daily from 11am – 5pm in The Grand Café. During Cup & Show Week High Tea hours are 12pm – 5pm and you can make it a Cup Week Special with a glass of Deutz or G.H. Mumm for an additional $8 or $13. R20 venue.

Exotic South American food ,music and entertainment at the Boteco Cafe & Bar. Dine from our Authentic South American/ Mediterranean Menu and Jive the night away to our live in-house music. Hours: Tues-Sun 8am-late

30 Victoria Street, Christchurch Phone: (03) 372 8892

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Mount Pleasant/Redcliffs




Lifes A Beach...

with real authentic full flavours. 10% New menu with plenty of Discount Off Vegetarian, Non Vegetarian Takeaways Food, Dairy Free, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Curries, & Dinning Conditions Gluten Free Naan available. apply

Open daily for Breakfast & Lunch

2 Soleares Ave Mount Pleasant Christchurch

147 Esplanade Clock Tower End Sumner Ph. 03 326 7923

Phone: (03) 384 1309

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Enjoy a casual dining experience, while watching the surfers, SuPs, seagulls and swimmers.

Open late for Friday night Tapas

Fully Licensed

FIGUE RESTAURANT & BAR Figue is the place forCity celebrating life together


AT ofFIGUE INSIDE Figue is anINTRIGUE inspired blend the casual and the sophisticated; TREVINOS RESTAURANT & BAR THE GORGEOUS EUROPEAN The old and timeless classic melds with fresh, new and modern. Duck Liver Parfait - the perfect sharing STYLE HOTEL The visionBOUTIQUE for the restaurant is to FINO offer guests a relaxing yet dish Served with pear and fig chutney, Beef and lamb winning that award, Lamb visually stimulating experience sets the Rump stage for the colorful toasted French baguette and cornichons. served with gratin potato with red wine, and intoxicating food wine. jus rosemary andand balsamic


Figue Restaurant and Bar Breakfast available until 12 Noon Daily Mediterranean style dinner menu from award winning chef. 7 days 6.30am - Late

Ground floor – Fino Hotel GROUND FINO HOTEL 87FLOOR Kilmore– St Christchurch enquiries: 87 Kilmore St Christchurch Phone: 03 550 0501 or 0800 476691 Licensed enquiries: Ph: 03 550 0501 or 0800 476 691




Join us on Facebook Cnr Riccarton Rd & Monavale Ave Open 7 Days, 9am-1am


Phone: 03 343 5378






Amazing authentic Thai food will also turn you into into a Green Chilli Thai restaurant advocate. BIG OFFER WEDNESDAY SPECIAL! 3-course banquet deal! Only $22PP

Home Delivery, Takeaway available, BYO, Vegetarian Friendly

Green Chilli THAI RESTAURANT 1/596 Ferry Road Woolston, Christchurch Phone: 03 384 1145 or 03 381 2855 Metropol November 3, 2016 55


KUM PUN THAI RESTAURANT GLAMOUR Delivering an artful and seductive mix of glamour and an amazing authentic Thai menu Exotic food in Exotic surroundings

73 Victoria Street Christchurch Ph.365-5494 Phone: (03) 365 5494




The only place in Christchurch to buy the world famous LIEBER PIES from Failie Bakehouse.

Our “New City” coffee is house roasted to ensure a fresh, delicious cup. Delicious English and European Cuisine with healthy options for Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast and Afternoon Tea.

TAKEAWAY CAFE and DELICATESSEN Open: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm Sat 8am-3pm

Mrs Denton’s 168a Kendal Ave, Burnside Phone: 03 357 4516 - 027 469 0206 56 November 3, 2016 Metropol

Merivale & Papanui

Open Mon-Fri 7.00am-5.00pm Sat-Sun & public holidays 8.00am-5.00pm

Cafe Metro

159 Cranford Street 121 Papanui Rd, Merivale 4a23 Humphreys Dve, Ferrymead

Phone: 03 356 1835

An unparalleled experience Bessie on St Asaph Street is the distilled essence of a true dining experience. Its world class team has meaningfully and purposefully curated and created an environment that is so much more than the exquisite food on the plate.


essie was born from the simple yet significant conviction that Christchurch’s hospitality scene was missing certain X factor – a culinary invention in the form of a restaurant and bar that would push the gastronomic boundaries in looks, feel and function. Embracing the virtues of a ‘nose to tail’ concept with its cuisine, Bessie is redefining innovation. The chic restaurant is certainly in its element helping some of the finest grade cuts of Canterbury meat to reach their potential, but it is the experimentation with secondary cuts that also commands attention and interest. Less commonly used cuts are taking front and centre stage charming those with a more adventurous palate.

Caramelized Pineapple Carrot Cake From Vanilla Table, by Natasha MacAller


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Ingredients Pineapple, peeled, cored and diced small, 3 cups Brown sugar (for caramelizing pineapple), ¼ cup Crystallized ginger, minced, ⅓ cup Golden raisins or sultanas, 1 cup Vanilla Paste, 2 tsp Corn or vegetable oil, ¾ fl cup Brown sugar, packed, 1 cup White Sugar, ⅔ cup Eggs, large, lightly beaten, 4 Plain flour, 2 cups Fine sea salt, ¾ tsp Baking Powder, 2 tsp Baking soda/bicarb of soda, 2 tsp Cinnamon, 1 Tbsp Nutmeg, fresh grated, ½ tsp Ground allspice, ½ tsp Oats or multigrain flakes, toasted and grounded in spice grinder, ½ cup Carrots, grated, 3 cups

Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting Cream cheese, at room temperature, 2 cups Unsalted butter, at room temperature, 1 cup Powdered/icing sugar, sifted, 1 cup Ground cardamom, 1 tsp Lime juice, 1 tsp Pure vanilla extract, 2 tsp

The internal ‘meat room’ where the specialty dry-aged meat is cured is well complemented by the open kitchen, which showcases the finishing process - a charcoal fire oven roaring at 450 degrees celsius. Menu designer - Chris Scott, formerly the Head Chef at the famed Rata Restaurant – has created multiple opportunities for diners to indulge in something modern and magical. Chief Executive James Arnott explains, “We wanted to create something special and unique for the people of Christchurch. Yes, it is premium dining but there is no pretension here. We think we’ve done a pretty good job of combining a high quality dining experience with a vibrant atmosphere people can actually have a good time in.” The luxe décor pays homage to the world’s most fashionable locales – the exposed brick walls create a NYC loft-esque feel while the chic lighting and furniture creates a London vibe. Experience Bessie at 178 St Asaph Street.

Caramelized Pineapple Carrot Cake Preheat oven to 325°F/160°C. Lightly oil two 8-in/20-cm cake pans, line with baking paper circles and set on a baking tray. Sauté diced pineapple in a large sauté pan with first measure of brown sugar over medium-high heat until caramelized and juices have evaporated. Add ginger and raisins, then cool. Stir in vanilla paste and set aside. Mix oil, sugars and eggs together in a large bowl with a wooden spoon or spatula until combined. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Whisk in ground toasted oatmeal to dry ingredients, combining well. Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients, mixing well with spatula. Add grated carrot, then pineapple mixture, combining well. Divide batter equally into cake pans. Bake for 45-50 minutes until cake springs back when softly pressed. Turn out on racks when completely cool.

Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting Make sure cream cheese and butter are at room temperature, but cool and solid. Sift the sugar, cardamom, and a big pinch of sea salt. Set aside. Beat butter on low speed until it is smooth. Add cream cheese, beating until creamy, then add lime juice and vanilla. Add sugar mixture on low speed until just combined. Ice cakes with frosting and, if wished, garnish with flashfried candied carrots and oven-dried pineapple slices. Metropol November 3, 2016 57

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Extensively renovated last year, Kum Pun Thai in Victoria Street has a strikingly elegant black and gold interior and an equally sleek and spacious beer garden with black and red rattan furniture from Chiang Mai. All this makes the statement that this is not your typical neighbourhood Thai restaurant.


he setting is a wonderful place to unwind and indulge in a special and exotic dining experience. With its marriage of sweet, sour and spicy flavours, flowery aromas and a succulent “punchiness”, Thai food is a masterpiece of opposing tastes. It’s a juggling act with disparate elements to create a harmonious finish and Kum Pun Thai caters for all palates with its extensive menu of traditional, modern and seasonal dishes. The focus here is on authenticity and affordable prices. Three chefs from hotels in different regions of Thailand work their magic at Kum Pun Thai creating food that delights the senses, featuring everything from Pad Thai prawn, to soft shell crab and roast or deep

fried duck. The dishes are often quite spectacular. The Massaman lamb shank, the Choo Chee prawns and the Sea Star chicken wontons exclusive to Kum Pun Thai are stunning visual masterpieces to be admired before being eaten. To top off your meal, why not try a banana roll dessert or black sticky rice served with ice cream? A fully-licensed restaurant, Kum Pun features an allencompassing wine and beer list as well as cocktails with intriguing names that evoke the scents and landscape of Thailand. The staff at the restaurant are attentive and knowledgeable; the ambience relaxed, casual and friendly. Kum Pun Thai is open seven days. Phone 365 5494. Lunch is only $12.

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We are fully Licensed Restaurant Wide range of Menu Selec�on with reasonable prices We deliver CURRY NIGHT Tue & Wed From 4:30-7pm for $15 EVERYDAY DINNER DEAL Two People for only $37


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Cafe Restaurant Bar

New kid on the block, just opposite the casino. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Come in and dine with us. Full menu available on


Tue-Sun 10am-10pm Mon 10am-4pm 71 Victoria Street, Christchurch Phone: 03 377 8944

CELEBRATIONS ALL ROUND Every occasion is one for celebration - Caesars Restaurant & Bar is celebrating their own 8th anniversary on Thursday 8 December with a complimentary drink for all diners. For their customers it is the chance to relax and enjoy a great meal, whether for a function, Christmas Day celebration or a weekend breakfast.


hristmas Day dining is something of a tradition at Caesars. Each year the same faces return – large family groups who know that there will be something on the menu for everyone, or smaller groups enjoying the festive atmosphere. Open from at 11am-5pm on Christmas Day, the menu covers all the traditional favourites of roast turkey, lamb or pork, and glazed ham, as well as spanakopita and stonegrill options at only $65 for 2 courses - and a children’s menu at $24.90 for 2 courses. Functions are another of their specialities with the capacity to host from 10 – 200 diners. Their Christmas Functions menu features

a range of options from glazed ham to roast turkey or pork, and a selection of desserts to finish off. Check out their new daily promotions – Monday kids dine free; $20 Grill on the Rock Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Thursday a $20 Mediterranean menu; Friday two main meals from their selected menu items for $40; live music on Saturdays and a Sunday roast. A $10 lunch menu is available every day from 11am-4pm. Visit Caesars Restaurant & Bar at and call 323 5420 for more information and to make a reservation.


being the most delicious café in the World…

Thai Cuisine now available every evening 5pm-9pm Dine-In or Takeaway

Whether you are visiting our café for breakfast, lunch or a snack from our food cabinet, you will be impressed. We also have a fantastic kids menu including Eggs Benedict Private functions for 20-30 people and outside catering available

Christmas at


53 Caulfield Avenue, Longhurst, Halswell Ph. 03 261 9043

Our team will exceed your expectations To arrange an exceptional staff Christmas function Contact Gaetan

03 331 6674 or 027 537 1208

150 Colombo St (Beside the police station)

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From crop to

culinary masterpiece While you’re sipping your morning coffee and reading the paper Christopher and Jenny Gray are probably already out on their property along with pickers, harvesting their asparagus crop – those green spears of deliciousness that we wait all winter for.


ur asparagus season begins on 1 October and goes through to the end of the year,” says Christopher whose family have farmed in the Motukarara area for four generations. “The soil here is high in sodium and eminently suitable for growing asparagus of the very best quality.” The Grays planted their first bed of asparagus in 2003 and maintain their strict quality control from field to grading shed. They are immensely proud of their product and stand behind every single bunch. No rubber band holds these spears together, but instead they are bound up with tape bearing the Grays’ name and address. “The tape says ‘This is our asparagus.’” The asparagus is sold at farmers’ markets in Ohoka, Lyttelton, Riccarton House, Opawa and Lincoln and at the farm gate – 1905 SH 75 (the Christchurch to Akaroa Road). In addition you can find the Grays’ asparagus on the menu at several top Canterbury restaurants, including the award-winning Roots in Lyttelton. While tender, slim asparagus spears are traditionally sought after, Jenny says some people prefer the wider fleshier tips instead. “Every growing season is a little different, but we always have sufficient product to supply the farmers’ markets and to supply the Leader Brand packhouse in Chertsey which sends the asparagus on to supermarkets. Next year we’re looking to set up a commercial kitchen so we can produce our own bottled asparagus.”

Fresh Asparagus 1kg bunches picked daily

Bulk buys available 1905 State Highway 75, 2RD, Motukarara Phone 03 329 7905

FRI: Ohoka SAT: Lincoln, Lyttelton, Riccarton House SUN: Opawa

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Tantalising Thai They might have moved across the road, but Green Chilli Thai is still very much the place to go for authentic Thai food in Woolston. All you have to do is look for the huge number 596 on the gate and you won’t miss the restaurant’s new larger premises, right next door to Ferry Indians.


ecognised by many as “the best Thai in Christchurch” and a “gem of a restaurant”, Green Chilli is now both takeaway and dine-in, with plenty of space for group functions and parties. It would certainly be a good time to book Christmas events and enjoy authentic full-of flavour food cooked by Green Chilli’s very experienced and creative chef. On Wednesdays the restaurant offers a three-course banquet for $22 per person. You get curry puffs and spring rolls and a choice of main from the menu excellent value for larger groups. Whether chilli-hot or comparatively mild, harmony is the guiding

principle behind each dish at Green Chilli. Try the Tom Kha chicken soup, the green or red curries, the Pad Thai, the Pad Garlic or the Pad Cashew Nut and you will see that Green Chilli’s chef is a master in the blending of the spicy, the subtle, the sweet and sour. All the dishes are equally satisfying to eye, nose and palate. Green Chilli Thai is located at 1/596 Ferry Road. Phone 381 2855. Open for lunch and dinner - BYO. Green Chilli also offers home delivery.

Eat in genuine Italian family style with genuine Italian food made by our genuine Italian owner Try the exciting new additions to our menu including Schiacciata (skiah-CHA-tah) – a delicious Italian pizza alternative. (A hand stretched Tuscan flatbread loaded with toppings & packed with taste)

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Our Summer 16/17 Collection of macarons have arrived - think zesty limes, fresh berries, Otago summer fruits - all the fresh tastes of summer captured in a macaron.

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Delicious home-baked kai including Ma’s famous custard squares! Find us at The Seaside Market in New Brighton on Saturday.

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A family business with menus tailored to each individual client, G&T Catering and Events can look after your next function.

Natural NZ organic Marlborough Flaky Seasalt base flavoured with fresh, local, organic ingredients. Distinct flavours such as Truffle, Saffron and Lavender. Available Fridays at Ohoka Farmers Market and Saturdays at Christchurch Farmers Market Riccarton House. P. 022 425 8628


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Awarded 5 stars and judged best Gewürztraminer in NZ in WineNZ Magazine! Perfect served chilled with teriyaki chicken with asian slaw and toasted sesame seeds. Available from Ballantynes, Decant Vintners and Pukeko Junction Regional Wine Store, Or online

A Bakery treasure trove at the bottom of the hill Jen’s new Goan Masala Spice Blend – sprinkle on roasts, fish or vegetables, spice up soups or sauces. Her pickles and chutneys are fantastic on cheese and with antipasto.

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An easy location for you to pop in and stock up on our bakery products. Delicious hand made cakes, Danish pastries, pies, sausage rolls and Underground Coffee. Catering also available. Una Bakery 73 Centaurus Rd, Huntsbury Ph: 337 8214.


Main Divide Meats Delicious South Island sourced Wild Venison used by NZ's top chefs and now available for you to experience this quality in the comfort of your own home with the ease of home delivery. Wholesale available. To order, phone (03) 348 2573 or email:

“Think Global – Drink Local” Three Boys Brewery Premium Craft Beer Supplying Christchurch’s best bars and restaurants with the finest beer since a long time! Look for us locally in bottles and on tap, or direct from the brewery door at 592 Ferry Road. Ph. 03 940-5621


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Our Margarita Cupcakes are a little naughty but a whole lot of YUM! Try our alcoholic “Cuptails” range for your next get-together, available in normal or mini size, it’s hard to stop at one!

Curators House Restaurant

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Fresh to Wigram – fresh baked – fresh served for either take away or dine in. Atomic Coffee Home made Pies Excellent Service

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Brimming with beautiful, fresh healthy food, made onsite. Fully organic coffees, made with local organic milk and coffee beans grown in Peru. 17 varieties of pies, 3 gorgeous salads, Including a Vegetarian selection We only use free range eggs 87c Fitzgerald Avenue Ph. 374 2260

A non-vintage brut, Assemblé has spent a minimum of 18 months on lees, encouraging full yeast autolysis, making it an easy-drinking, aperitif style. It is fresh and inviting with sophisticated and typical characters, intense flavours, and a long finish. Winemaker: Daniel Le Brun Ph 0800 893 457

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Little Sister Catering Whether it’s a corporate or family function or even a workplace shout, the team at Little Sister can come up with something fresh and delicious to suit your audience and your budget.

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Let’s create with Santa Rosa’s new sliced and shredded roast chicken. Discover just how easy good food can be with this deliciously versatile product. It’s today’s way to enjoy chicken. Available in the fresh foods chiller in the supermarket.

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Box Cafe What’s inside “The Box”? The lid’s off! Come and see what’s inside. Great space, great coffee, great food and exceptional service 1/10 Acheron Drive Ph. 348 6829

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Party perfection Summer and Christmas mean celebration – festivities to welcome in the warmer months and the end of the year.


revinos Restaurant & Bar begins the party season at Cup Week. Enjoy its famous Cup Day breakfast on Tuesday with a full buffet breakfast and complimentary bubbles, show off your Cup Day look at the inhouse best dressed woman and man competition and take some advice from the guest tipster, before a free ride to and from Addington. The party continues after the races are over with live music on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and a choice of affordable accommodation from 25 onsite motel units. This year the bar & restaurant is doing it all again on Saturday for the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup at Riccarton Park Racecourse – breakfast and bubbles, and an after party. Trevinos can set you up for any celebration, whatever your function needs. Its versatile function spaces include a private upstairs dining or conference area which seats 60, a separate bar and restaurant area, or alfresco dining in the sunny sheltered courtyard. Add to this a great central location, easy off street parking, live music on Friday and Saturday nights and catering options to suit your celebration, and you have the perfect spot for a party. Trevinos Restaurant & Bar, at the corner of Riccarton Road and Mona Vale Avenue, open daily from 8am – 1am. For more information call 343 5378, email or make your reservation online at


SOPHISTICATED CUISINE Dragon’s Den social lounge exudes classic elegance and mysterious charm. The moody décor provides an elegant backdrop for a high-end tipple and an eclectic mix of Melbourne-inspired fare, served by attentive, knowledgeable staff.


ward-winning Christchurch chef Andrew Brown opened the cocktail bar two years ago, which sits alongside his brainchild, Burgers & Beers, in Sydenham. “The idea was to create a sophisticated, upmarket space to relax and enjoy good liquor and cocktails, and for the businesses to complement each other,” he says. With a focus on sumptuous small plates, tapas and shared platters, as well as top-notch cocktails, Dragon’s Den is the perfect venue for a range of functions and events. Catering for up to 80 people, Andrew and his accomplished 2IC chef Craig constantly create new, exciting dishes for the ever-evolving menu. With influences from classic-style French dishes and Asian-fusion street food, to perfectly executed high-end desserts, diners can expect an exceptional menu. “With our skillset, we have the ability to freestyle with the seasons to deliver beautiful dishes with great flavours using fresh, locally sourced produce. We also offer both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink pairings to perfectly match the flavours and layers of each dish.” Dragon’s Den is also just about socialising and having fun, Andrew says. “We currently have a Spanish guitarist on Friday nights to bring that chilled lounge vibe to the Den. It’s the perfect place to unwind and get together with friends, while enjoying great food.” Located near The Colombo, Dragon’s Den is open from Wednesday through to Saturday, from 5pm until late.


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HOT SPOT True to its name, The Nook on the colourful and historical New Regent Street, is quaint and cosy. Given its relatively intimate size, the authentic Thai restaurant has a menu with the type of variety one could expect from a much larger culinary innovator.


ut that’s the true beauty of The Nook – it is an infinitely generous creator of cuisine that pays homage to the quintessential characteristics of Thai food, while remaining a very laid-back and hospitable host. Available for lunch and dinner, the restaurant’s menu is populated with palate pleasing temptations including deep fried spring rolls, crispy prawns, satay chicken, Pad Thai and curries along with many other delicacies that bear the traditional Thai names. Capable of hosting groups of

up to 12, The Nook entertains and delights everyone from theatregoers to business people, with its fresh, filling fare. Sometimes hosting food and wine matching, New Regent’s very own Thai restaurant is also pleased to offer a diverse range of wines and beers with staff fully trained in offering informed recommendations. Culinary connoisseurs will also appreciate the $10 lunch offer that fills hungry bellies for a fraction of the cost of most restaurant lunches. To experience The Nook for yourself, visit 24 New Regent Street.

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he food at La Tandoor is created and cooked by chefs trained in 5-star hotels on the sub-continent. With pedigree like that you can expect

The food is created and cooked by chefs trained in 5-star hotels on the sub-continent. real mastery of the centuries’ old art of preparing and blending fresh and aromatic spices. This is the secret to the delicious flavours and aromas of Indian cuisine and why each dish is so distinctive. The Achari Tikka with its pickled spices is very different in flavour from the Amritsari Curry with its tempering of carom seeds, while the Prawn Malabari and the Dhal Balti are also gloriously spicy taste sensations. In addition to the wonderful new menu, the La Tandoor restaurants are offering three different banquet-style menus in the lead-up to Christmas – the Royal, the Silver and the Gold banquets. What better place for a great end-of year office party? As for birthdays, the person celebrating eats free with groups of four or more. La Tandoor Shirley - 114 Marshlands Road – phone (03) 423 9932. La Tandoor Rangiora – 75 Victoria Street – phone (03) 310 6900. Rangiora is open for lunch Monday – Sat; Shirley Monday – Sunday. Lunch from only $8.99. Dinner seven days at both restaurants – both also have a Loyalty Card system for regular customers and offer a Gold Card discount.

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IN CUISINE The range and variety of authentic northern Indian dishes on the new menu for dine-in and takeaway at the Shirley and Rangiora La Tandoor Indian restaurants is quite astonishing. There are dishes here that few other Indian restaurants serve – Goat Curry in a fresh ginger and garlic paste, Lamb Radda cooked in dark rum and Goan Fish Curry are just some examples.

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BRITISH STYLE ENCAPSULATED When we think about the interiors of houses, we often start by concentrating on the architecture, or on the key pieces of furniture, or the rugs, pictures and lamps, colours, textures and incidental moments. But, as interior designer and author Ben Pentreath explores in his new book, English Houses, a perfectly decorated room without people to occupy it, love it, and live in it is meaningless; and a room without a sense of time and of evolution is as empty as a diary containing entirely blank pages.

This edited excerpt comes from English Houses by Ben Pentreath with photography by Jan Baldwin. Published by Ryland Peters & Small and distributed by Bookreps NZ.

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fter all, interiors are far less durable than architecture and are subject to the whims of owners, of fashion, and of taste; their moment may be brief - photographs of famous rooms can be far more enduring than the spaces themselves. Longevity is not necessarily the important ingredient. Not a believer in rooms remaining fixed in aspic or the possibility of assembling a room in an instant and for it to feel anything other than like a hotel, Pentreath loves interiors that evolve. While big structural alterations may last a long time, he says it’s fun to shake things up, to move things around, and to make space for a new picture or pieces of furniture from the junk auction that you have no room for, but couldn’t live without. As these changes happen over time,

it allows for mistakes and experiments, for shifts in mind or mood, and all of this is what makes life interesting! Ben encourages his clients to take things slowly; to first bring in the big pieces, which take care and thought, but then let the little touches of life evolve and mature more gently. While good decoration is a matter of opinion and not of fact, Ben believes his role as decorator, is as a collaborator, giving clients the confidence and ability to explore their own ideas. In a world saturated by images, with so many choices and ideas, the homes showcased in English Houses best exemplify a way of putting rooms together that reflects an unhurried and personal approach, which Pentreath believes to be the true defining characteristic of the finest English interiors.

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Deft Touch Even if your outdoor area is right next to the garden, plants soften sharp edges. Taking a similar role to soft furnishings inside the home, the kinds of plants you choose will also play a

IMAGE CREDIT Minotti Under Cover Privacy, shade and shelter are all vital elements to address when designing a comfortable outdoor space you can fully enjoy. Investigate different types of awnings, sun sails, umbrellas, and canopies that best suit your needs with many custom-made options using state-of-the-art technology using longer lasting materials and electronic retractable solutions. While outdoor fireplaces provide warmth and ambience, they also create a valuable focal point.

vital part in the overall effect. Neatly manicured hedges will add a more formal feel, while grasses and trailing hanging varieties will give a less structured look, while offering clever camouflage for unsightly structures.

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Learning to

Love and Appreciate Cymon Allfrey



here were a number of initiatives that were undertaken to generate the vision of our central city. They offered an opportunity for us to have our say and from these initiatives, and the subsequent blueprint for a post-quake Christchurch, emerged anchor projects; large scale public buildings that will bring opportunity and activity to the city. However, these anchor projects have divided the public. All too often I hear people complaining that things are missing from the city – tourism, hospitality, hotels,

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job opportunities; a sense of life. Yet there is a reluctance to see the anchor projects advance; the very things that will generate what is missing from our city and secure Christchurch a strong financial and cultural future. One of the most polarising major construction projects is the rugby stadium, with many questioning the amount that is to be spent, and whether this should, and could, be better utilised elsewhere. With a temporary stadium currently serving the city reasonably well

With a temporary stadium currently serving the city reasonably well I accept that there are other priorities, but I don’t accept that it shouldn’t be part of our future plan. I accept that there are other priorities, but I don’t accept that it shouldn’t be part of our future plan. The value a new stadium will bring to the city is about much more than simply rugby. To be an international city, we need to be able to host large scale events. We need to have the facility to attract and host activities. To do this we need to ensure we are investing in the financial and cultural future of the city; the Convention Centre is not going to sustain Christchurch on its own.

Currently the debate around the stadium has become a political hot potato, with both central and local government avoiding a commitment around when and how. Lancaster Park, Jade Stadium, AMI Stadium - however you refer to it - long endeared itself as an open space within Christchurch with its ability to host large scale international events and activities. Much more than simply a rugby stadium, it was where international musicians entertained us, where potatoes were grown to help feed the city during World War One

and it offered a stage for prayer, with Pope John Paul II holding a public mass in the oval in 1986. Pre-quake we were passionate about our stadium. I still recall the public outrage when the naming rights for it were sold to a corporate; we believed we were losing something important to our city. What started as a swampy farmland, with little vision, became a cornerstone of the city; a cultural and sporting location with historical, cultural and economic significance. Just because we have earmarked a piece of land for a future stadium, doesn’t mean that it instantly has to be that. We should be putting up goal posts, marking out a pitch and letting kids kick a ball. We need to let it earn its place within our hearts. As we learn to utilise this open space and develop an attachment, we can then transform it into something else. We would never have had a stadium at Lancaster Park had it not been activated for its purpose. When we build a new home, we learn how to occupy it. We develop an appreciation and love for it through interaction. We need to stop focusing on a stadium and start using the land – rather than leaving it as a vacant wasteland to be debated in council chambers.


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By Kate Pierson

LOVIN’ LAYERS Layers in a living space can create all sorts of delicious pleasures for the senses. From aesthetic to tactile, there are ways to introduce layers that imbue a room with texture.


ynonymous with comfort and visual warmth, layering with purpose and to perfection is all about balance, so we have compiled a list of tips that will help you master the art in your own abode.

Book worm: Floating shelves can hide a multitude of sins on walls and look ultrachic when hosting beautifully stacked books.


Slow and steady wins the design race: if you’re entering into previously unchartered territory, building up a collection of pieces is best done with strategic consideration. Fundamentals include rugs, throws, cushions and plants – these are great base pieces from which you can start to introduce layers into your space.

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Stack ‘em up: Using one focal art print and then adding smaller framed prints is a savvy way to create a layered look, as is staggering cushions of all sizes on a sofa with a delicious throw adopting a carefree position draped over its shoulder.

Experiment with contrasting yet complementary patterns and fabrics as part of your layering adventure.


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Prepare your home for houseguests over the summer holidays or simply refresh your interiors with a little help from White Room Interiors’ professional stylists.


reat yourself to a little every-day indulgence with Cultiver’s luxury linen exclusive to White Room Interiors. Made with 100 percent European flax, choose from a range of sheets, duvet covers and pillowslips in classic white, navy, stone, natural, and blush, which can be mixed and matched with Cultiver’s Les Minis cushions. Ideal additions to freshen up your bathroom and to pamper houseguests during the festive holiday season, Brazilian made Karsten towels use ‘zero twist’ technology for super softness and durability. They are so popular that customers keep flocking back for more. White Room Interiors has recently added the French candle range Durance and Fume, a New Zealand made collection of scented soy candles with delicious fragrances to relax or invigorate. Choose from heavenly combinations like salted caramel and vanilla, fig and pomegranate and French pear and citron. If you love flowers, but don’t always have time to create gorgeous fresh floral arrangements, choose from a range of silk blooms like crisp white Casa Blanca lilies, cosmos, peonies, and hydrangeas to instantly breathe life into any room of the home, adding that essential finishing touch to your interiors. With Christmas and the wedding season nipping at our heels, visit White Room Interiors for their all-new wedding registry, gift vouchers and interior styling.

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go; for example, things to donate, sell, fix, recycle, give to a friend, and bin. The next step is to look at what you wish to keep and assign different zones within your garage to house different items. Knowing where to find things and keeping what you use most within easy

Clearing the clutter begins by separating out what you want to keep from everything else.

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GEARING UPBy Majka Kaiser

FOR SUMMER Get organised in the garage and simplify your life with these top tips for ultimate organisation.


ften garages become a dumping ground for a myriad of odds and ends that don’t belong in the house, or don’t have their own home. Clearing the clutter begins by separating out what you want to keep from everything else. Collect a few banana boxes and label each one according to where the rest will

reach will make life a lot simpler and save time in the long run. Maximising space in a garage is the key to organisational success. Take advantage of underutilised wall space under windows and the ceiling. Install adjustable shelves or pegboards for hanging, and ceiling racks for seasonal items. If your outdoor furniture and camping gear is buried under your snow boards and skis, then it’s time to relegate winter toys up high or down low, to create easy access to summer equipment. Hardware stores like Mitre 10 have an abundance of ready-made cabinets and shelving, and their Elfa garage storage range can be customised with pegboards, tool clips and hooks. If you’re handy with DIY, then the sky’s the limit when it comes to creating clever storage solutions to suit your individual needs.

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Swimming pools have also been another very popular landscape feature recently. There are a great range of swimming pools available and are customisable to suit the client’s needs. Landscaping around new pools is very important

Landscape architects can help from simply orientating the pool to maximising your outdoor space through to providing a landscape design.

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Hayden Stark of Xteriorscapes, a landscape architecture company in Christchurch, says the landscape features which are most popular with clients currently are built-in BBQ’s, swimming pools and louvre roof systems.


uilt-in BBQ’s have been going into many designs recently. As they are a bespoke item they are designed to fit perfectly into the client’s outdoor space, can be constructed from a range of materials suiting individual client’s style and can have a range of features included within it such as a beer fridge and sink.


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to create a fantastic, usable space while complying with Council regulations. If you are investing in a swimming pool we encourage you to also get a landscape plan produced. Landscape architects can help from simply orientating the pool to maximising your outdoor space through to providing a landscape design which fully integrates the pool into the wider landscape. Louvre roof systems are still proving to be a prevalent landscape feature and have many customising features you can pick and choose from. Louvres come in a range of sizes and colours, allowing the look to complement any new or existing house which they are being fixed to. They can also have side screens and sound systems built in, creating a weatherproof outdoor entertainer’s dream. The side screens are particularly effective as screens to any prevailing winds while creating a true outdoor room. For more information please contact Xteriorscapes on 03 421 8460 or at


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timeless luxury In November of 2016 Cavit& Co opened their first showroom in Christchurch in the fabulous contemporary pavilion just behind Knox Church on Victoria Street. It was a joy for Debbie Cavit to bring her extensive range of international collections to current and potential clients in Christchurch. Providing contemporary Italian to some of the best American furniture available including Baxter, Ralph Lauren Home, Kelly Wearstler, Bolier, McGuire, Baker, Matsuoka, Frette and Lalique; quality and design is paramount in the selection of pieces. A home that is really well considered and beautifully furnished gives endless pleasure. One year on, Cavit&Co continues to introduce Christchurch clients to new and exciting design collections.

Kelly Wearstler’s beautiful bed linen is crisp, fresh and graphic. Cavit&Co is delighted to be able to add this exclusive bed linen collection to its Ralph Lauren Home and Frette ranges for its discerning clients in Christchurch.

We have just received the fabulous Jean-Louis Deniot collection designed for Baker. Two years in the making this unique collection displays Jean–Louis’s lauded style of juxtaposing vintage and modern, linear and curved, masculine and feminine. With just a touch of mid-century the collection is sophisticated and contemporary. For more than 60 years McGuire has produced beautifully crafted furniture using only the finest rattan and rawhide available in the world. McGuire engages some of the world’s leading designers including Barry Barry, Thomas Pheasant, Laura Kirar and Steven Volpe.

Baxter Italian furniture leads the world in design innovation enhanced by its use of only the finest, full thickness, vat-dyed steer hides. Baxter continues to stun with its design edge created by designers of the highest calibre, including internationally acclaimed Paola Navone.

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Entering The Ivy on a hot summer’s day one stumbles upon a tranquil oasis. Outside the bustling beachside suburb of Sumner may be hot and busy, but inside the rustic wooden floors and wrought iron shop fixtures provide an atmosphere of old world grandeur imbued with calm.


n browsing the shelves, it quickly becomes apparent The Ivy is much more than a gift shop and more of a local institution with fresh flowers in brown paper tied up with twine, gorgeous wooden watches and sunglasses, leather goods for men, resin and wood necklaces from Melbourne, and the perfect Citta casual linen range for the summer. Elegant homewares and fragrant candles complement a stunning showcase of wooden toys, charming books and baby clothing and accessories in organic cottons and merino. The whole place has a timeless air of tranquility, a heaven for busy lives: a place to cherish the good. Hurricane lamps and wooden platters for summer entertaining, hampers for the beach and a lovely array of Christmas decorations complete the look for the festive season. The Ivy, 55 Nayland Street, Sumner, is open daily. Phone 326 6481. Email

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fter nine years, Simon Griffiths’ Kaiapoi-based business has gained commercial respect for his craftsmanship - with increasing momentum. Endless possibilities to utilise the transforming effect of upholstery and his hands-on expertise include bespoke dining, tub and wing chairs, couches, stools, wall-panels and headboards. Works include the seating and wall panels at University of Canterbury’s engineering department, Christchurch Casino’s curved booths, Queenstown and Christchurch airport’s Mania lounges, PriceWaterouseCoopers and BNZ. With a sharp eye, Simon sources durable, aesthetic materials from fabric companies nationally and in Australia, Sweden and the UK - from hardwearing leathers to designer velvets. Although expert in re-covering, emphasis is on the entire custommade solution utilising a solid-base such as American White Ash or French Oak. Design 5 covers hotels and motels, restaurants, bars, cafes and businesses, through to the personalised home office. Phone Simon on 327 9263 or email

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Colour theming is strong this season, maximising the effect of Christmas decorations and at Terra Viva choosing your theme is easy, either for a new look, or for enhancing existing decorations.


intage White shines with laser cut lit houses, porcelain hearts, doves, angels, and fairies with a glitter dusting. For contrast, there’s City Slick White with LED lighting, and stick trees, clear perspex angels, porcelain villages, white stags, plus napkins and candles from Citta and French Country. Timeless Classic Gold is well represented by long tapered candles, angels, and gold lanterns. Bronze Modern is fun and funky - fairies with bronze foil hair and angels with tin hair, while the Casual Beach look is just right for those enjoying a bach Christmas. For children choosing their own decoration, check out the Girls’ Tree with angels, fairies, and four-legged friends, and the Boys’ Tree with racing cars, soldiers, and choppers. Terra Viva is holding a Christmas Spree on 1 December - the shop will close at 5pm and re-open at 5.30pm with discounts ranging from 20 percent to 50 percent (customers take a marked ball out of the lucky dip tub to get the discounts), with bubbly, finger food, Christmas cake, goodie bags, and freebies on offer.

FESTIVE FURNISHINGS The silly season calls for more than just the gluttony that goes hand-in-hand with its many social occasions.


t’s also that wonderful time of the year when homes can be injected with a serious dose of Christmas creativity that gives the clichés a wide berth. From gold painted antlers (a nod to Saint Nick’s spritely crew) through to cheeky platters for your table, there are a million and one ways to introduce Christmas into your home with sophistication and style. If you’re feeling ambitious, start a Pinterest board of DIY decorations and furnishings that you can work towards. If, like us, you’re relatively time poor, then you’ll discover all sorts of décor goodies at abode havens.

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Take your dining outdoors all summer long with a huge selection of platters and tableware. • Kitchen Aid’s newly released Artisan Mini 3.3L Tilt-Head Stand Mixer - at 25 percent of the weight and 20 percent of the size of the classic model it is the perfect fit for any kitchen. • Alfresco dining – take your dining outdoors all summer long with a huge selection of platters and tableware. Choose from ceramics in neutrals, black or blue, or soft greys from Portugal. Set the mood with outdoor lanterns, and for convenience and style, large bamboo trays with built-in mesh covers. • Add a touch of Christmas to your home with season themed black and white figurines and LED trees. • Create a homemade Christmas with everything you need for cake decorating and gifts made with your own hands. • For those who have everything, Mukul Goyal pieces which combine art, design and functionality, or a gift voucher.

Add a feel good factor to your complimentary gift wrapping by contributing a non-perishable item to TFE’s reverse advent calendar, with all items donated to a local charity for Christmas. Find Total Food Equipment at 218 Moorhouse Avenue, with easy parking right outside the door, online at or give the team a call on 366 6912.

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Hiring a professional painting and decorating company is not a decision to be taken lightly – considerable expertise and experience is required to get a truly high quality finish.


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work, new architectural builds, to refurbished homes and small commercial projects. “You could have the most amazing, beautiful home, but the painting and decorating finish is the first thing people notice if it’s not top-notch,” says Lauri Shearman, who formed Metro Decorating with her husband John. “We place a lot of value on a quality finish, as well as on our employees, who are all highly qualified and experienced. Our employees are chosen because they show a real dedication and passion for the industry. All of our employees are painters and decorators who we would want in our own home.” John has an in-depth understanding of the industry which he has been a part of his entire working life, and knows the value of respecting other trades. “We work closely with our paint

Safety policy is supported by records. Due to an uncompromising commitment to customer satisfaction, Metro Decorating continues to grow substantially and ensures high quality is consistently delivered. Phone 03 390 4454 and talk to Lauri or John for more information.

suppliers, plasterers, as well as reputable builders and architects. We also offer wallpapering and know the value of good quality workmanship. All our work is fully warrantied.” Lauri’s role includes overseeing office administration, quotes and tenders and ensuring the company’s strict Health and

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YEAR It’s the event that celebrates the best of the best in the New Zealand motoring industry - the annual New Zealand Car of the Year Awards is back in style.


he top 10 finalists for 2016 New Zealand Car of the Year have been announced, along with details of the event which will take place at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland on Wednesday 7 December. The shortlist, which was narrowed down by a panel of the country’s top automotive writers from the New Zealand Writers guild (NZMWG) and AA Motoring, has some of my personal favourites among them. Battling it out this year for the New Zealand Car of the Year prize are Holden Spark, Honda Civic, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-9, MercedesBenz E-Class, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Skoda Superb, Subaru Levorg, Suzuki Vitara and Volkswagen Tiguan – all going head to head.

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Not every vehicle this year makes the grade and the list of finalists represents Kiwis’ ongoing love affair with SUVs, which make up nearly 40% of all new vehicle sales. New Zealanders will also get the chance to have their say when voting for the Car of the Year People’s Choice Award, sponsored this year by In addition, the Safest Car for 2016 will be announced at the event, based on Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) crash test results. Find out more about the finalists and the categories on the official car of the year website at events-affiliations/new-zealand-carof-the-year-2016 and follow the AA on Facebook. There are some prizes to be won as well!

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I love convertibles. My first was a Triumph Herald and there are many fun memories that go hand-in-hand with that car.


ast forward to 2016 and check out the Holden Cascada; it has all the kit you would ever need for a sporty convertible. We’re talking 20-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, rear-view camera, rain sensing wipers and sports front seats - all in a four-seater. Being able to retract the fabric roof while on the move (a trick that can be completed in 17 seconds and at speeds of up to 50km/h) is a big plus too. This is a feature missing from the likes of even the all-new Ford Mustang Convertible. If you’re dropping the top and heading to a Waipara Winery, you want something with a bit of style but power to boot. Featuring a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, turbopetrol engine (the one and only available to the Cascada), producing a maximum torque of 260Nm at 1,650rpm, the Cascada is exceptionally quiet and comfortable on smooth roads. The beauty is, it looks good too; top

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up, or top down, with a strong muscular stance and an upward sweeping belt line that draws your eyes to the classy rear end. Need I say more? The soft leather seats are comfortable, being both heated and ventilated; I’m sure this feature will make a hot summer’s day drive more enjoyable. With a leather stitched dash, chrome-look details and heated leather steering wheel, the model prides itself on the small details too. With the full suite of modern technology such as the 7.0-inch MyLink display screen, you’ll find the system is home to one of the better navigation units around. In addition to safety credentials such as dual front and side airbags, pop-up rollover protection bars, an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and electronic stability control, the convertible also comes with two ISOFIX child-seat anchorages and front and rear parking sensors. In short, Holden Cascada is an excellent convertible. Like my old Triumph Herald, you’ll be able to create wonderful memories in it. Enjoy!


accelerator; she’s quick off the mark offering a turbo 16 valve, 170kW and 420Nm of torque - the higher the kilowatt with high torque, the faster you go. What that means is an automobile this size has the power to make it feel like you are driving something much smaller…and faster. The interactive dash with windscreen projection is

The next surprise was putting my foot on the accelerator; she’s quick off the mark.

I usually find that first impressions are the things that make a vehicle stand out. The moment I sat in the Mazda CX-9 2.5L Petrol Limited AWD, I knew we were going to be friends.


y son Anthony said it best when I picked him up from school “Dad! It’s got so much room back here; there are more seats behind us!” Being a seven seater creates impressive space and the back two seats also fold down to create a massive storage area. The CX-9 ticks the boxes for not only carry room, but safety features too. Blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert, along with a rear camera and sensors offer peace of mind while the Limited model adds radar cruise, adaptive LED high beams, active lane keeping and driver attention alert. The next surprise was putting my foot on the

brilliant and easy to interact with. Another blessing was how quiet the car is on the road. When you have the Bose 12 speakers/294watts sound system playing, it’s even quieter. Fuel economy is at 8.8L/100km with i-stop. Truthfully, I usually find i-stop distracting, but Mazda has got the stop/start feeling pretty seamless. Functional beauty is a great way to sum up the model; it looks great in the Machine Grey Metallic and the interior is very tastefully done. Aspects of the car outdo its competitors and it’s well price pointed at $62,995 - $10,000 to $20,000 cheaper than similar models in the market. I was very impressed with the quality and style presented in the Mazda CX-9. My boys loved it and were disappointed when we had to drop it back… So was I. The CX-9 is one of the top 10 finalists for the AA’s 2016 NZ Car of the Year.

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When I picked up the Volkswagen Amarok for its test drive, my first thoughts were “Yeeeee haaa”.


quickly learnt my pre-conceptions were all wrong though – while I initially had the sense I’d be taking on a ‘pick up’, I swiftly realised after 30 minutes that I felt I was driving an SUV. Testing what you would consider a “commercial vehicle” was a bit of fun. It’s efficient, great for towing, and offers a double cab for throwing the

many times, Volkswagen’s dashboard and media/ phone interactive system is the template of design I compare all vehicles to. Simplistic and easy to navigate, it’s a key feature for the modern buyer. I had a bit of a “Tim the Tool Man” persona at one point and actually, it didn’t matter at all. A friend of mine got the Amarok as his new work vehicle and that’s what it’s best suited for, although it also had me thinking with its touch of style, that it’s a vehicle you can use for a plethora of adventures outside of work. A step up for the boss at work who wants something more than a utility vehicle for throwing all his gear in one place, the Amarok offers grunt, comfort and storage. It’s the work truck that’s been built for comfort and price pointed currently from RSP $44,990, it won’t break the bank.

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The BMW Group is upping the automotive sustainability stakes in New Zealand with the arrival of a host of new plug-in hybrid vehicles. The new, sustainably focused vehicles will be marketed under the BMW iPerformance banner.


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The new 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine is part of the BlueDIRECT engine family from MercedesBenz. Technical advances including a modified boost pressure, the AMG engineers to increase the engine’s power output and torque to typical AMG levels. With up to 270 kW and 520 Nm, the V6 engine is high performance. Remember the higher the kilowatt (kW), combined with torque (Nm) and CC rating, the faster your car. Mercedes is quick off the mark with the C class. Combine that with classic Mercedes styling and you always have an appeal in the market. If you like Mercedes, you’re going to love the C Class.

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See our stunning NEW HOLDEN VEHICLE RANGE at our

NEW Central City Showrooms

Cnr Moorhouse Ave and Montreal St Christchurch. Phone 03 379 5500

Contemporary meets Classic

Discerning buyers looking at the top of the market are urged to view quickly and register their interest. -SEE PAGE 99



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Fendalton 37 Garden Road Contemporary meets classic An inspired design, together with the proven skills of J.E Collett Builders, have combined to create this stunning new north facing home. Discerning buyers looking at the top of the market are urged to view quickly and register their interest. For definite sale on or before auction day.

8a Parkhill Avenue, Wanaka Style and Sophistication

Auction Open Homes: Sat 12:00pm

Privately tucked away on a sheltered and sunny easy care section is this very stylish home with a feeling of spaciousness due to the high ceilings and tall windows. The three bedrooms are all of good size and the media room will convert to a fourth bedroom if required to accommodate visitors or when the greater family arrive. The bathrooms and kitchen are very nicely appointed with quality fittings which add to the overall style and sophistication this very comfortable home has to offer. All of this and much more within an easy walk to the lake and township. Phone Phil for additional information or for a private viewing. Phil Gilchrist

0274 351 399 03 443 1121 Licenced Agent REAA 2008

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Auction Saturday 12pm 26th November 2016 Onsite (unless sold prior)

190 Warren Street, Wanaka Cute-As Cottage


17th November at 1.00pm (USP) Wed 5-6pm Sat/Sun 1-2pm Russell Lange M 0274 322600 P 03 379 6596 Jasmine Gough M 021 2256010 P 03 379 6596

Auction Open Homes: Sat 1:30pm

Nestled down the private driveway and basking in sunshine on a mature flat section in central Wanaka is this Cute-As Cottage. Within an easy walk to the lake and township make this the ideal holiday home and investment property. The original cottage is a three bedroom Lockwood home with a later addition of the stone-clad separate lounge featuring a stone open fireplace and iron latticework to the veranda giving the Olde World Charm feeling. Very rarely do families sell a much-loved property like this, however circumstances create this property to be sold at auction with settlement two weeks later. Be in for Christmas. Phil Gilchrist

0274 351 399 03 443 1121 Licenced Agent REAA 2008

Auction Saturday 2pm 26th November 2016 Onsite (unless sold prior)

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Share twin in Deluxe Veranda Suite (Cat G2) Flights are additional

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INCLUDES: 21 night cruise on Seven Seas Explorer • Free Unlimited Shore Excursions • Free 1 night pre-cruise Hotel Package in Concierge Suites or higher • Free Specialty Restaurants • Free Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits • Free Open Bars and Lounges PLUS In-Suite mini-bar replenished daily • Free pre-paid gratuities • Free Wifi throughout the ship • Free 24 hour room service

Speak to our specialists about tailoring a cruise for you. H O T. C O. N Z BARRINGTON 331 7182 I FERRYMEAD 376 4022 I HIGH ST L ANES 339 3440 I HORNBY 344 3070 I MERIVALE 355 2200 NORTHL ANDS 352 457 I ON VICTORIA 365 7687 I RANGIORA 313 0288 I RICCARTON 341 3900 I SHIRLEY 385 0710 UPPER RICCARTON 343 0869 CONDITIONS: All fares are per person in NZD, and are based on twin share. All fares are valid for new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Unlimited shore excursions more than one option per port may be selected if the correct timing is worked out. Free pre-cruise luxury hotel package is only applicable to Concierge Level suites or higher. For full terms and conditions please see All advertised fares, savings, offers, programmes and itineraries are correct at the time of print, subject to availability and may change at any time. For more information please contact you House of Travel Agent.

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