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ith Canterbury Fashion Week next week, and our latest cover a fashionable nod to what we can expect from this year's show, I've been thinking quite a lot about the subject. Generating billions of dollars per annum in New Zealand, fashion is the untameable beast at the heart of consumer culture. The chameleon like nature of the industry keeps loyalists to 'what's hot and what's not' on their toes, and leaves the rest of us who consider ourselves a 'work in progress' Twice a week my beloved baby Blarney goes to ‘day care’. rather perplexed. Blarney is my five month old rambunctious puppy, a King All of this 'threads and kicks' talk has inspired some nostalgic and rather cringeCharles Spaniel withon a Border inducing memories forcrossed me as I reflect my style –Collie. or rather unstylish evolution. It would be difficult to determine which of the styles I donned as a kid e’s a hilarious but sometimes frustrating contradiction - wildly of the eighties and nineties eras deserves the 'most heinous' fashion faux pas independent yet a real Mummy’s Boy at the same time. That’s the title. cross breed rearing its head. Admittedly, the break from him is a My obsession with unflattering fabrics; oversized, wideleg jeans, and tie-dye welcome reprieve in light of a really busy schedule, but that’s not to say leggings with slouch socks spring to mind as does a denim 'cowgirl' styled my decision to send him packing twice a week isn’t peppered with some dress covered in sequins, which I picked up second-hand shopping with my degree of guilt. Mum and wore to the point of its extinction. That was a sad day in our Sure, Blarney isn’t sentient like we are, but he’s a pretty clever cookie household. (Mother’s bias no doubt) and as much as his enthusiasm for day care allays I also can't forget the pink, patent leather heels that my friend and I wore on my guilt to some extent, my conscious is pretty good at making me second girls' nights out. My preoccupation with heeled shoes (no longer the case these guess myself. days) in fact started at is around theofage of six when I begged parents for my A guilty conscious capable catching you by surprisemy or making own pair 'clip clops'. I still vividly remember whenEither they took me atoforce buy them. itself anof unwanted companion on a regular basis. way, it’s I think probably with. insisted on sleeping in them antidote, such was and the love these $20 to beI reckoned There is no miraculous it’s a of reminder – white, pointed heels with bows although an unwelcome one –on. that our moral compass is intact. The What interesting thing about lot of to thebe styles we and haveavailable banishedalltothe thetime back I’m learning is thatatrying perfect is of our minds/wardrobes is that they find themselves back in vogue when style just not possible. And, in fact, things can always be tougher. I can imagine that have little to human beings to care for might see my guilty conscious royalists decide give them a second wind. creeping to new heights while trying to balance otherthing, responsibilities Ultimately, fashion is an extremely subjective, personal but I believe one career. ofincluding the best a parts about donning something you feel really proud of, is the The bottom line is, we arebeing mere somewhat mortals, and such, arethese entitled to I‘fall confidence injection. Despite of as a Tomboy days, know I short’ at times. The lows are in fact what make the highs so joyous, and in also love the feeling that comes over me when wearing a beautiful garment. turn, the highs remind us that during the lows, better times are possible. I hope reading through some of the not-so-fashionable hallmarks of my youth In thesome spirit great of notconversation sweating thestarters small stuff leave yourasworries at the front provides this, weekend you share some of door thissartorial eveningsins andwith let today’s provide you with some guilt-free your own friends issue and family. reading for the next couple of hours. Be warned though, there are many, many guilty pleasures inside!


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David Haines and Joyce Hinterding Encounter with the Halo Field 2009/2015. Singlechannel video, sound, 3.38min. Commissioned by the Australian Network for Art and Technology and Art Monthly Australia, supported by the Australia Council for the Arts. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, purchased 2015.

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The exhibition features large-scale, immersive virtual-3D environments for visitors to explore and navigate.

David Haines Electrostatic Wavefront 1 & 2 2012. Image courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney. © the artist. Photo: Jamie North

Energy has seemingly talismanic qualities. Abstract and intangible energy – the unseen kind – is the focus of an upcoming Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu exhibition.


nergies is a comprehensive presentation of the multi-sensory art practices of two Australian creatives – artists, David Haines and Joyce Hinterding. Full of sensory stimulants, Energies will show from 26 November 2016 to 5 March 2017. Featuring collaborative projects and solo works by both artists, this the first major New Zealand survey show of the artists. Curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Anna Davis, the exhibition features large-scale, immersive virtual-3D environments for visitors to explore and navigate. Working in a synergistic partnership, the artists - who hail from the mystical Blue Mountains - are both educators at the University of Sydney and have been creating together for more than 15 years. Inspired by unseen energies that surround us – including very

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low frequency radio waves, television signals, paranormal events, satellite transmissions and psychic forces – their mission is to illuminate these energies, visualising them in work that draws upon aspects of science, the occult and philosophy. Building on earlier game-based works, Haines’ and Hinterding’s latest work, Geology (2015), utilises computer-game technologies and a motion-detection system to create powerful and interactive simulations of the natural and supernatural world Geology was inspired by a research trip the artists made to Christchurch Art Gallery after the earthquakes of 2011. They describe it as an investigation of “how culture interacts with chaotic forces”. Projected at more than 11 metres wide in high (4K) resolution, Geology is an amplified, interactive, cinematic experience. Its imaginary terrain is multi-faceted with multiple levels open for adventure, each one taking the audience deeper underground to discover hidden arcane energies.

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Adventure Time

What does 19 months, 755 hand-illustrated pages and 236 litres of coffee add up to? One Grand ‘AddVenture’ that has culminated in a 200 page physical and digital book.

“This is not the end of a journey, but just the beginning of what we hope will be many AddVentures to come,” Felicity says.

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elicity Jane Powell, RE: Director of RE: Edit Publishing previously published nine different books for customers ranging from New York exchange students to Silicon Valley CEOs. In March 2015 she pitched an ambitious and eclectic idea at the Ministry of Awesome’s Coffee & Jam. It was called “Rebuild This City” - an interactive activity guide to Christchurch, designed to help residents and visitors creatively connect to Christchurch as it transitioned towards its new normal. Felicity spent nearly two years working towards making that book a reality, and now RE: Edit Publishing is thrilled to release AddVenture Christchurch tomorrow - the 21 October 2016 at XCHC. The launch is a celebration open to the patriots of Christchurch. “This is not the end of a journey, but just the beginning of what we hope will be many ‘AddVentures’ to come,” Felicity says. The launch provides an opportunity for a series of firsts – the first edition of course, but also the first opportunity to RE: Edit the book for its first large print run (what does this involve? coloured pens, post-its, and a healthy dose of humour!) The team involved will share their experiences from day dot onwards – specifically, what it’s been like starting an independent publishing company. During the evening, a few of the key figures in RE: Edit and AddVenture’s development - members of the community who made this project possible from day one – will take the stage to share their words of wisdom. What do you need to bring with you? Imagination, inspiration, your smartphone and your tablet if you’re interested in testing out the first beta version of AddVenture Christchurch in digital form. The event starts at 6pm and ends, at the latest, at 8pm. An exhibition of AddVenture materials and the RE:Edit portfolio will be available to experience, reedit, and re-discover all week until the 28 October. This will be a family-friendly occasion so feel free to bring along mini-adventurers, too.

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By Céline Gibson

Audrey Baldwin, Christchurch performance artist, burlesque performer and feminist, reminisces on the Cardboard Confessions event that took place on Saturday 24 September. “It’s been a great experience, especially working with my collaborators – their spontaneity, creativity and enthusiasm has been integral to the project.”


udrey and fellow artists - Oscan Bannan, Bridget Harris, Neil MacLeod, Annemieke Montagne, Patricia Parkin and Jennifer Katherine Shields – arrive at Spark Park, 91 Hereford Street just after mid-day and begin the physical construction of their pre-planned confessional. Once it’s completed, they invite the public to step inside and unload whatever grievance/s they’re carrying in these post-earthquake times. Audrey and super-efficient co-planner, Bridget Harris, give special mention to Coca Gallery (host of this event), the White Elephant Trust and All Right? - “Their

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“Five years on, I hope people get a sense of catharsis, maybe a shared understanding we’re all in this together.” support has been invaluable.” Audrey reflects on what Cardboard Confessions means to her. “Five years on, I hope people get a sense of catharsis, maybe a shared understanding we’re all in this together. I want it to be a positive yet playful experience. It’s not about confessing sins. It’s an opportunity to voice your frustrations and hurts - knowing you’re not alone in it.”

Audrey Baldwin is a unique young woman whose passion for politics, female empowerment, and gay and civil rights is exquisitely illustrated in her work. “It was my sculpture teacher at school who steered me towards performance art. We still keep in touch – I know she’s proud of me.” Audrey’s work can be viewed at

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Winners of the Ballantynes Dragon’s Den style initiative ‘Back to the Boardroom’ Lianne de Jong and Lee Scheepers (Marlee + Jo) have mastered the art of mixing business and babies. They talk to Metropol about their recent coup – taking out top spot in the business challenge – and winning the right to have their book created and sold by Ballantynes in Christchurch and Timaru for one year. 1. Tell us about why you entered the competition We heard about the competition through quite a few friends of ours - all of them wanted us to enter and prompted us to do so because they believed in our product. We also love Ballantynes and felt The Baby Book would fit in perfectly with their exclusive image. 2. What inspired the creation of your product? When we became mums we found it really hard to find the perfect baby book to record our babies’ milestones. They were all lacking in style and content so we decided to create our own which goes from birth up to age five and even includes the first day of school. We both have a background in graphic design and fashion and we like staying on top of current trends. That’s why we chose to go with the stylish monochromatic theme to keep it gender neutral and we did the hand illustrations ourselves to make it unique. This allowed us to create the exact images we needed for each carefully thought out page.

We spent a lot of time finding the exact questions and information we wanted to include in order to document all the special moments of our own little ones based on our experience as mothers. We wanted to make sure there was enough space to add photos, artworks, invitations or other keepsakes so we added a lot of beautifully illustrated pages for this purpose, which also look fabulous if you choose to leave them blank. 3. How do you juggle motherhood with all the other demands on your time? Motherhood will always come first. Our children are still pre-school age and they are our biggest priority during this stage of life. That is why we would work at night when the kids are asleep. We meet at our local coffee shop, our “office”, to discuss, brainstorm and do planning. During the rest of the week we would work from home in the evenings or during the kids’ nap times during the day.

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4. What are you each most inspired by/what do you find motivating? Lianne: I am most inspired by my kids and children in general. Becoming a mother changed my perspective on life and what’s really important. When I look at my two beautiful girls, I’m inspired by their tolerance, innocence, optimism, honesty and courage. Very cliché, but children are our future which makes it my biggest motivation to raise two strong and loving individuals and make this world a little bit better. They make me want to improve myself all the time so I can be a great role model to them. Lee: I am inspired by successful women and mothers in business. I think it takes such strength and dedication to be able to juggle all the demands of children, home life and a career. My mother has always been an inspiration as she managed to be a solo parent to two very young children while at the same time excelling at her career. She always made us feel like the most important

Milestone Cards. They are all hand illustrated and gender neutral and have the same look and feel as the Baby Book. Currently we are working on the NICU Book which will be for babies who start out life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. These babies have different milestones, which a normal baby book will not cater for. We would love to be able to make it available to these families at no cost to them as they are going through such a stressful time as it is. We are currently looking into funding for this to make it possible. We also plan on creating a book for the school years, a mum and dad book, and many more. In the future we would like

We don’t have one particular person or brand we look at for inspiration. We like finding it in different places such as interior design, fashion, graphics, art, and even music.

thing in her life, showing me that we are capable of so much more than we think. I am motivated by my two boys; I want to make them proud and show them through example how to have a hard working attitude and always try to be the best they can be. 5. Following your win, what happens next? We continue to have boundless ideas on new products. Since the win we launched the Grandparents Book, Pregnancy Book as well as the

to evolve with the current trends and adjust our style accordingly. 6. Who do each of you look to for advice and inspiration? We don’t have one particular person or brand we look at for inspiration. We like finding it in different places such as interior design, fashion, graphics, art, and even music. Inspiration for us is everywhere - it’s in all the little details of life and sometime you find it where you least expect it. It’s about making it your own and creating something

unique. For advice we both look to our husbands and each other. With regards to our products we seek advice from fellow professionals but also our very supportive family and friends who would represent our target market. 7. What are some of your ambitions independently or collectively going forward? Our ambition is to create a successful brand with Marlee + Jo. We are not running out of ideas anytime soon and we would love to continue to create beautiful, trendy and useful products to help people make memories last forever. 8. Favourite mantra? “Celebrate every tiny victory.” “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.” “Great ideas are worthless without action.”

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A Collision of Vowels By Céline Gibson

Auckland artist, designer and typographer Catherine Griffiths has a fascination for letters - vowels in particular.


atherine doesn’t think of vowels solely in their visual form; for her, sound is just as important. Catherine refers to them as ‘Soundscapes’, which possibly explains why the giant glass panel confirmed for the entranceway to the new administration block - Te Kei - at Ara Institute of Canterbury is to be called Collidescape. “Because of Catherine’s long association with Ian Athfield Architects, she was a natural choice for us. Ara is extremely fortunate to have this work as part of our art collection,” says Julie Humby, Art Curator at Ara. Julie leafs through a folder containing images of vector dot patterns. “This is the design Catherine has created for us. The process is done in ceramic ink that’s

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printed on the interior of the glazing.” Though a scaled down model of the final result, it makes a sizeable impression! “With night lighting, imagine how different it will look from day - that was very much a consideration when Catherine was designing this work.” Julie expounds on the function of the Te Kei building. “It will bring together the Executive team, Human Resources, Finance, Workforce Development, Marketing Services and the Project Management Office, which are currently in a number of buildings across the Madras Street campus. This will then enable the Rakaia Centre to be refurbished as a student hub.” Te Kei construction has commenced with completion estimated mid 2017.

Still image projected (music video, ‘Norman Bates’, Landscape) with autoportrait against studio door, collage: CG, 2013

ACTIVITY CENTRAL Christchurch city is turning up the charm over the coming weeks, with more events than you can shake a stick at thanks to FESTA and other recreation pioneers. So roll up your social sleeves, take a deep breath and lean into the action. Just call Christchurch ‘activity central’!

Reduce, Reuse and Rhythm, Saturday 22 October


kids recycling workshop that is focused on encouraging the younger generation to find creative ways to use recycled goods, Gap Filler’s ‘Reduce Reuse and Rhythm’ offers preschool and primary aged children the opportunity to attend an engaging and immersive workshop. They will learn how to make their very own musical instruments out of recyclable materials followed by a musical performance conducted by a local musician. Join the free event and help encourage your kids to keep New Zealand clean and green, as well as letting them express their creative side and inner musician.

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resented by Cultivate, this free workshop will help you to hone those green fingers so you can capitalise on the planting opportunities that come with the warmer weather. Learn how to help your garden reach its full potential and how to upcycle what you have and what is readily available all around our city at low or no cost. Homegardening expert, Dylan Parker (Cert. Organic Horticulture), will host you for the day for: 12pm: Shared lunch 1pm: Tour of Peterborough Urban Farm 2pm - 4pm: Practical session with ‘take home’ plants to help get you started! Please register for catering purposes at All welcome, accessible for families. Dress for all weather and wear closed-toe shoes. This will be an ongoing session every Sunday. Follow Cultivate Christchurch on Facebook and Instagram for more details.

PechaKucha Night Volume 29, Monday 24 October


echaKucha Night is another attractive addition to the FESTA 2016 line up. Taking over the foyer of the Civic Building (CCC offices), PechaKucha is a global phenomenon that has found its way to Christchurch. Devised in Tokyo, the concept usually involves 8-14 presenters from the arts, design, architecture and design and creative fields delivering a slideshow of 20 images and sharing a compelling experience, story or ideas. On 24 October, the event will showcase citizens of Christchurch (and beyond) and how they are using the resources around them to participate in our community. Personalities include Molly Van Hart, Project manager at Life in Vacant Spaces; Hannah Watkinson, photographer and curator for in situ; Robert Henderson, Project Manager of Christchurch Bike Share, and Alex Davies, innovator and Chef. Metropol October 20, 2016 19



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referred to as lift chairs. Lift chairs operate with a remote to easily raise the leg rest and tuck it away again. They also recline the back rest to the desired position of the user and above all, they assist the user to a standing position. This is a fabulous feature to provide independence. “We are all about promoting positive ageing and independent living. That is our aim in selecting our range of products.” More Mobility are located at 113 Blenheim Road, Riccarton. Phone 0800 666 222 or email


Alannah Hunter, Alex Price, Dr Catherine Conway, Dr Sarah Wakeman

Dr Charlotte Cooper, Lyndell Gibson, Alison Pink, Dr Leigh Hooper, Shelley Louw

ENTERING A NEW ERA On Thursday 15 September the Fertility Clinic embarked on a new chapter as it celebrated renovations at the Hiatt Chambers on Papanui Road Ali Jones, Sarah Wakeman

Teresa Adam, Anoma Gooneratne, Janine Clarke

Rebecca Sandford, Ali Jones, Annemarie Caister

Angela Beard, Paula Rowell

Annemarie Caister, Marg Boyce, Andrea Leisk

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SUN 23RD OCT James Morrison with Christchurch’s Symposium Big Band and Youth Jazz Orchestra Charles Luney Auditorium FRI 21ST OCT The All Girl Big Band with Burnside High Big Band and Strings Charles Luney Auditorium SAT 22ND OCT Big Band Festival Ball Hornby Workingmen’s Club



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An inspiring start in life Medbury School is the only independent preparatory boys’ school in Christchurch, offering an education for both dayboys and boarders from years 1 to 8.


edbury offers a traditional education, encompassing the Medbury values of manners and respect. While the school places a high value on the boys’ literacy and numeracy skills, it also helps them to develop personal attributes, such as organisation, confidence, relationships with others and independence. Small classes and personalised learning programmes ensure that every boy has the support, extension and encouragement he needs to discover and develop his particular strengths. The learning programmes are all focused on a boy’s way of learning, providing them with a structured environment, which provides competition, boundaries and an opportunity to succeed.

Peter Kay, Headmaster of the school states quite categorically, “Our passion at Medbury is to unlock the potential of every boy. It is why we exist – to understand each boy’s opportunities and challenges, then personalise an education that brings out the very best he can be - ready for the next stage of his education and life with strong values to support him through the journey ahead. Boys leave Medbury with an education equipping them for life in the 21st Century. Friendships, values and a quiet selfconfidence that comes with sound preparation will provide an invaluable foundation for their journey ahead.” For further information please phone 351 6169 or visit



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Jenny Kim, Graeme Milicich, Bonnie Johnstone

Megan Sharpe, Meagan Penney, Helen Gerrard

Ritchie Dimbleby, Kelly Fay

PERFECTING THE ART OF PEARLY WHITES On Friday 16 September Dentistry on Merivale enjoyed a ‘Great Dental Day Out’ at the iconic Christchurch Art Gallery. The Medical Insurance Society hosts the events which showcase a series of educational speakers. Bonnie Johnstone, Anthony & Rebecca Holland

Andrew Kelso, Pip Freeman

Ronald Sluiter, Andrea Hayford

Pip Anderson, Kristin Morton, Sarah Lovie

Chris Kennedy, John Morton, Tony Jackson

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Sled dog unveiled:


THE HERO By Céline Gibson

Photo by Kim Westerskov Antartica New Zealand Pictorial Collection

It has taken four years of planning and steadfast belief in their project, but for the NZ Antarctic Society’s Canterbury Branch, and members of the Lyttelton Advisory Committee in particular, the unveiling ceremony of ‘Hector’ the Sled Dog near the (currently being refurbished) Lyttelton Library on Saturday 1 October was a triumphal reward for their labours.


ue Stubenvoll, project co-ordinator, has been a tireless advocate for Hector from the outset. “The purpose of this statue is to remind us what’s so great about where we live, our strong Antarctic links and the bravery of our forbears.

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If one child asks, “Why is this dog here? Why is it so important?”, then our work is done!” The Lyttelton Antarctic Advisory Committee selected local sculptor, Mark Whyte, and local author, Ben Brown, to create an Antarctic sled dog that would forever encourage our future explorers to ask those very questions. Ben Brown’s Dogs of the Vastness is a book that should be in every New Zealand home. It is exquisitely illustrated by Trish Bowles, and edited by Sue. Though the story is fiction, there are companion pages throughout of superb archival photographs and accounts of renowned Antarctic explorers and their teams of valiant dogs. To quote from the plaque that will go alongside ‘Hector’: The Sled Dog symbolises the courage, commitment and comradeship of all those involved in this continuing endeavour. For info: for pictures visit

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FIONA PEARS Violinist Extraordinaire


iona has been spending most of the Winter months teaching violin and also writing music, some of which will be included in this concert. This will range from a piece dedicated to her father, Jim’s Gypsy Groove; two moody and vibrant tango numbers, Dark Dreaming and Torango; and a classical-jazz number, Behind the Hills, during which you can imagine yourself on the Port Hills on a dark night. She is also thinking of including Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance. “Moody tango is one of my passions. These kind of compositions tend to get the audience on the edge of their seats,” Fiona says. “I adore classical music but I adore even more playing with a band and having lots of rhythm and colour. I have

By Hans Petrovic

Christchurch violinist Fiona Pears is starting her summer season of upbeat concerts – the programme ranging from tango to jazz, with even a touch of Celtic music – at the Blue Smoke livemusic venue at The Tannery on Saturday 22 October.

Photo: Lance Burke

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“Moody tango is one of my passions. These kind of compositions tend to get the audience on the edge of their seats.” always preferred to play other sorts of music, and I was really lucky to have parental support on this. They never gave up on me.” Formerly known as Gustav’s, at 3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Blue Smoke’s casual cabaret setting also specialises in craft beer and soul food. One hundred $35 seats are available for the concert through the website, Be in quick!



es, it’s true; Christchurch has a long way to go. That said, look how far it has come. The metamorphosis of Christchurch’s architecture is palpable. In a state of progressive evolution, the Garden City’s architectural typology is nothing short of distinct. Marrying heritage and contemporary is no mean feat, but we are witnessing the rebirth of a cosmopolitan city that will be characterised by low rise buildings with personality. New building facades are playing with eye catching angles, colours and materials – a welcome digression from the archetypal concrete and stone buildings previously adopted in the city. The image accompany this story is of the new $51 million, four green star ECan building – an exemplary model of what is possible when ingenuity and innovation are the motivating driver. FESTA is celebrating this fact. Governed by a registered charity - the Christchurch Transitional Architecture Trust - the impending event is part of the year-round programme of Te Pūtahi - the Christchurch Centre for architecture and citymaking. FESTA is a vibrant weekend celebration of urban creativity. This Labour Weekend will offer a much-needed pause in

Yes, it’s true; Christchurch has a long way to go. That said, look how far it has come.


The discourse of psychologists and experts in disaster recovery from all around the world gives rise to one very sobering reality; attempting to quantify or qualify the ‘long tail’ of the recovery period following the immediate ‘life and limb response’ is tantamount to asking, ‘how long is a piece of string?’

the pace of a year progressing in leaps and bounds. It also presents an opportunity for retrospection, reflection and experiencing a reimagined city. The theme for this year’s festival is ‘We Have the Means’, which focuses on making the most of the resources available to us – in terms of our people (and their skills and knowledge) and reusable materials. The FESTA posse is focused on sustainability through the reuse of waste materials in design and creative urban regeneration. Architecture aficionados and even amateurs like myself can expect to enjoy spectacular imaginative architectural installations, workshops, talks, pop-up projects, family events, foraging tours, live performance, artworks and more. The headline event, ‘Lean Means’, is set to attract thousands and is live for one night only on Saturday 22 October (rain date 23 October). Explore the full schedule at Better still, look up, look around and explore your evolving city with fresh eyes.

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Vic Allen, Lianne Dalziel, Peter Townsend, Dave Hawkey

Dr Megan Woods, David Wain, Mayor Lianne Dalziel

NEW BEGINNINGS On Thursday 1 September, the prestigious Chateau on the Park Hotel reopened its doors under the new name Chateau on the Park Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. The arrival of this hotel chain in Christchurch proves the city is a destination and not just a gateway. Roxy Burney, Denise Ohs

Yasmin Ercil, Neil Croft

Jason Nutbrown

David Cartwright, Lucy Powell

John Durning, Dave Hawkey

David Wain, Tracey Thomas, Caroline Blanchfield, Scott Callaway

Amy Minty, Bruce Garrett, David Weir, Sally Atfield

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SAVVY BUSINESS Ricoh New Zealand Ltd is part of a global company known for innovation in business technology. Sustainability is a key company value.


It was something of a family day out with the children of some staff helping out too and learning the importance of preserving our environment.

hrough its energy-efficient copiers, printers, IT service and software solutions Ricoh has helped its customers to be more sustainable in the office environment by reducing paper usage and minimising energy, toner and paper consumption. Being good citizens and caring for the environment becomes even more physical and “hands-on” with Ricoh Christchurch’s involvement in local community events. The team has formed an allegiance with Keep New Zealand Beautiful - the organisation that promotes the advantages of making and keeping our wonderful city clean, something that definitely fits with the Ricoh ethos. So on 17 September, Ricoh staff members volunteered for a “clean up” of New Brighton beach along with one of their clients - NZ Couriers.

“It was a real commitment by our staff,” says Duane Smithson, Christchurch branch manager.” Over three and a half hours, north and south of the New Brighton Pier, they gathered up refuse and materials for recycling. It was something of a family day out with the children of some staff helping out too and learning the importance of preserving our environment.” Ricoh is a CarboNZero certified company and offsets its carbon emissions through carbon credits and through practical activities - in Christchurch it is tree planting. On 1 May, in association with Trees for Canterbury, Ricoh staff planted hundreds of trees in the Styx Mill Reserve. “Tree planting will be an annual event for the company from now on. It is a way we can be practical Cantabrians and model the company’s values.”

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New building. Fresh perspective. It can be easy to take eyesight for granted until it becomes impaired in some way. Fundamental to our relationship with the world around us, our eyes need ongoing care and consideration, with many requiring treatment following a diagnosed condition, disease or disorder.


his is where Southern Eye Specialists in Christchurch performs with unparallelled experience and expertise. Providing specialist care for all eye conditions, the highly qualified team has an impressive reputation that precedes it. A move into the central city for this team of renowned local eye specialists has everyone enjoying the new view. Both the close-knit team of skilled ophthalmologists and their patients are excited about the change in scenery for Southern Eye Specialists As part of a three-building development on Kilmore Street and Cambridge Terrace, the new clinical facilities on the ground and first floor of 128 Kilmore Street are three times the size of the former space in Merivale.

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With state-of-theart technology and a specifically designed floor plan and clinic design, overall efficiency will be improved and waiting times reduced, whilst continuing to deliver the highest standards of patient care.

For the specialist treatment of South Island patients for all eye conditions, the move has allowed a marked increase in the number of consulting and treatment rooms. With state-of-the-art technology and a specifically designed floor plan and clinic design, overall efficiency will be improved and waiting times reduced, whilst continuing to deliver the highest standard of patient care. The layout of the new building has been designed to maximise ease of use and comfort for patients, while allowing Southern Eye Specialists to expand its capability, and introduce new clinics for the assessment and treatment of specific eye conditions. There is also free parking for patients on site. Such attention to detail has involved considerable investment in planning and construction. Southern Eye Specialists is proud to be the number one provider of specialist ophthalmic care in the South Island. Its surgeons are fellowship and New Zealand trained sub-specialists, and the best in their respective fields. The team at Southern Eye Specialists is proud to continue its commitment to the needs of the local community. Most of the team members have been based in Christchurch for many years and value their connections and relationships with both patients and referrers that have been built over this time.

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Lasting Expressions Photography specialises in capturing maternity, newborn and milestone birthday moments and in creating portrait art of people of all ages. Contact Catherine Smith, Christchurch City Ph. 022 3245092

Handcrafted clothing using the finest natural materials.

Issue Clothing Company is the work style solution. Browse and shop at

or check out their pop-up shop at The Gourmet Hub on Victoria Street from October 31-November 5 from 10am-5pm. Contact via email at

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

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‘Adding the edge’ Diane Dress $279.90 Available from Repertoire The Colombo Mall 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham Ph. 03 366 1200

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Made in New Zealand from exquisite Japanese fine cotton, the Loop Wrap is exceptionally lightweight and undeniably chic. Now in store and online. Untouched World™ Flagship Store and Café: 155 Roydvale Avenue, Ph: 357 9399 Untouched World™ Re:START Store: N13/96 Oxford Tce, Ph: 365 9533

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a haven for hair

and rather an important part of identity, the team works closely and collaboratively with its clients, delivering impressive services. The proud stockist of Fibreplex + Excellium the salon rightly extols the many virtues of these products. A revolutionary product to protect hair from damage during chemical treatments, Fibreplex’s slogan is “Lighten! Lift! Colour! Without compromise” and it does just that. A Schwarzkopf professional’s brand product, it offers hair incredible protection from breakage during lightening, lifting or colouring. Moreover, it sets colourists free from the fear of compromising hair quality during the chemical process. The cutting-edge 3-step Bond Enforcing System consists of N°1 Bond Booster, which actively protects the hair from damage during the colouration process; N°2 Bond Sealer, which effectively seals the outer surface for long-lasting strength, suppleness and shine; and N°3 Bond Maintainer, which works a dream maintaining

The team works closely and collaboratively with its clients, delivering impressive services.

Hair has long been treated as one of the most important accessories; a way for us to freely express ourselves, to build and exude confidence.


alon ZBD is right at the heart of curating a bespoke aesthetic for each of its clients. With the knowledge and understanding that hair is in fact more than just an accessory

the significantly improved hair quality while protecting against new mechanical damage at home. Excellium has equal potency and potential as it enriches the hair in the sheer luxury of the Schwarzkopf Bonacure Excellium Q10 collection. This innovation is formulated to smooth and perfect coarse, colour-treated hair. Powerfully infused with Q10+ and rich Omega 3, this restructuring blend works to promote keratin reproduction while successfully keeping the hair and scalp in optimum condition with essential lipids. Visit or phone 379 5782 today to speak to the dedicated ZBD Salon team about what would work best for you.

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Spring and summer is an opportune time to change up your tresses and give them some much-deserved TLC following a few months in hibernation.


e’re on the fringe for the coming seasons – and we’re going to be blunt about it. You don’t need to read too far between the lines to see what we’re getting at. Blunt bangs are on our radar in a big way and better still, they’re adorable paired with curls or a blown out ‘do and can take years off your look in an au naturel way. Like any hairstyle, there are definite pros and cons to consider before you decide whether bangs will make the cut for your warmer weather aesthetic. If you have textured hair, a blunt fringe can be hard to maintain, and a straightening iron needs to take pride of place in your bathroom. Avoid cowlicks by working through it with a brush and hairdryer. A thicker fringe works on thicker hair – seems obvious, but it’s important to consider the density of your hair before you lop any of it off into a fringe because fine hair could end up looking drab. Fringes can also do a fabulous job at framing your face, but talk to your stylist about what would work best for you.


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A new kids’ fashion range designed right here in Christchurch now means tots and young teens can look just as stylish as their mums.


ocal Christchurch fashion designer, Bianca Astle, who made a splash at NZ Fashion Week last September with her women’s fashion brand Ivy Blu, has a brand new childrenswear line. Proudly launched in May this year, Miss Ivy is dedicated to girls 3-14 years old. “I have a 5 year old daughter and I love buying clothes for her, but I’ve often been disappointed with the quality on offer,” Bianca says. Seeing the gap in the market, the Ivy Blu designer jumped at the chance to fill it. Because it is designed by Bianca here in Christchurch and made in New Zealand, it ensures a high quality control. “Before launching the brand, we consulted mums to find out what girls of this age liked and the most suitable styles for them,” Bianca explains. “This is something we’re constantly developing in relation to customer feedback.” Following the success of the first collection launched for winter, Miss Ivy’s summer collection is due out later this month. Bianca says customers can expect to see a range of cute styles that include printed shorts, casual cotton dresses, and pretty broderie anglaise tops and dresses, with a fresh summery colour palette of pastel pink, blue, and yellow, offset by crisp white and a punchy orange for a zesty splash. Miss Ivy is available at The Collective in The Colombo and online through ‘Miss Ivy’ on Facebook.

“Before launching the brand, we consulted mums to find out what girls of this age liked and the most suitable styles for them.” Bianca Astle

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Flirt with all of the perks that spring and summer afford when it comes to accessories. From fine jewelery and metallic specs to leather arm candy; the sophisticated options are yours for the taking.


Witchery Leah Tote, $109.90


Witchery Ella Clutch, $149.90

6. Karen Walker Jewellery Astrid Ring Rutilated Quartz - Gold, $1519

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Karen Walker Jewellery Metronome Earrings - Gold, $549

Deadly Ponies + Atelier Paulin ‘Ponies’ Bracelet, $405

Deadly Ponies Mini Leopard, $510

Karen Walker Eyewear Metals Marguerite Gold/Tort, $459

JOE BLACK Instore now Shop online at City Mall, Christchurch PHONE (03) 379 7400 OPEN 7 DAYS

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In the business of

beautiful hair

Cup and Show Week is fast approaching and that means racing, time out with friends and a chance to dress to the nines.


here better to start than with amazing hair? Whether you are looking for an up-do or a perfect curl for the races and show action, the brilliant hairstylists in Vivo salons located throughout Canterbury are excited to welcome you into their domain. Lovers of beautiful hair can rejoice and be transformed with Vivo and its fresh take on the hair and beauty business, combining passion and talent, with professionalism and dedication. With five Canterbury salons, Vivo’s team is especially excited to share its years of experience with clients. When asked what keeps them passionate about their work, the stylists all agree on one thing – making clients feel amazing and looking their best. Vivo’s staff consistency comes from continuous education with Vivo’s national training and

development programmes, which are run all year around. These programmes cover both technical aspects, including all classic hair services, and brand new innovations in cutting, colouring and styling. With nearly 50 salons nationwide, Vivo is clearly doing something right. New Zealand’s most exciting and biggest spring festival, New Zealand Cup and Show Week, kicks off on Saturday 5 November 2016. Vivo has a special new client cut and colour offer to celebrate this exciting festival, so book in now and experience the best with Vivo.

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As a business professional, maintaining a stylish working wardrobe that integrates seamlessly into the office culture can be time-consuming.


o banish this dilemma, Kiwi entrepreneurs Hannah Burnard and Robyn Pelvin recently launched Issue Clothing Company – an online capsule wardrobe concept that’s climbing the corporate ladder. The desire to fill that middle gap in the market between high fashion and casual clothing came from Robyn’s corporate background and Hannah’s retail experience including her time in the US, where online clothes shopping is a growing trend. “Women tend to have a whole lot of demands on their time so now they can effortlessly look polished, appropriate and confident at work – and save the fun fashion fix for leisure-time,” Robyn says. “Our ranges are all designed and made in New Zealand. You can choose just one item, or purchase the whole five-piece wardrobe of key pieces for each season, in generous-fitting sizes from 6 to 16. Fabrics are soft and wash-and-wear. The classic styling is not too suit-like, but made to flatter by

skimming the silhouette.” Robyn herself had found it hard finding comfortable, contemporary work-style clothes, such as a good white shirt, which the perfectionist patternmaker now creates from luxuriously thick Oxford cotton. “You can never have too many – they also look great with jeans.” The team is passionate about fabrics, which are selected in neutral palettes, for you to personalise with accessories. This summer’s fresh new wardrobe, out in November, sees shades of dove gray, navy, black and white. The excitement comes from waiting to see what the next range will offer. Visit or follow ‘Issueclothingcompany’ on Instagram or Facebook. Visit the Issue Clothing Pop Up Shop from 31 October through 5 November at the Gourmet Hub on the corner of Victoria Street and Salisbury Street.

Sartorial indulgence at a boutique location A riot of colour is setting the stage for spring and early summer at Dear No One, on Holmwood Road.


he boutique-clothing store has the largest selection of the stunning brand Augustine, outside of the label’s flagship headquarters. This also includes Augustine’s sister brands Charlo, for edgy casual-wear, and Stella Royale, for the voluptuous figured. Designed by New Zealander Kelly Coe, Augustine and its sister brands offer unique, feminine and definitely colourful pieces from special occasion to daywear. Their popularity has gathered an enthusiastic following so many of the new-season’s unique styles sell out before they even reach the hanger. Therefore, to help their loyal customers, Dear No One’s Facebook page showcases a preview of the new arrivals, with a pre-order system in place if you see something you just have to have! The latest summer season Augustine and Stella Royale ranges are due to arrive in November. Friendly, approachable staff members are experienced

experts when it comes to the fit and sizing of all the labels which also include Jorge, Silent Theory, Mrs Pretty, LBT Denim and Mavi Jeans. To complement, there’s a stylish selection of jewellery, shoes, handbags and accessories. The small but exciting store is brimming with inspiration, ensuring you’ll turn heads on Cup Day – and at every occasion. Visit Dear No One at 56 Holmwood Road, Merivale, open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 11am to 3pm. Phone 356 1511 or follow the team on Facebook. Metropol October 20, 2016 39



The jubilant arrival of spring heralds the beginning of wedding season. Park Avenue Fashions is excited to see a range of beautiful new colour palettes in a variety of diverse styles and fabrics to make you feel a million dollars at your next special event.


pecialising in all types of special occasion wear, Park Avenue Fashions offers a substantial collection of dresses, evening gowns and formal outfits to suit a range of different occasions, from cruise ship attire through to the whole wedding party. As the biggest importer in the South Island, Park Avenue Fashions proudly offers the widest range of hats and fascinators to match every outfit. This summer chiffon is this season’s favoured fabric that achieves a soft, feminine look. While lace offers a more structured look, it is also proving very popular. Park Avenue Fashions Owner Sonia Caird says beaded embellishments on wedding and ball gowns and Race Day outfits are very much still a key feature. Sonia says popular hues arriving for spring and summer include captivating corals, serene sky blues, platinum and a range of pretty pastel pinks in a wide range of styles to flatter every woman’s

figure (from 6-24) and suit all personalities. Many of Park Avenue’s outfits are imported directly from Spain and therefore the store is now receiving many of the very latest styles and colours direct from the European summer. “We are also very selective about which styles and colours we order, often only having a limited edition of numbers in store, with many outfits and dresses being one-offs,” Sonia says. For your special occasion requirements pop into Park Avenue Fashions at 363 Lincoln Road in Addington (with car parking alongside the railway line) or peruse the selection of formal attire and accessories online at

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nder the care of Doctor Grant Bellaney, a Dermatological Surgeon with over 20 years experience in Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology, patients’ apprehension quickly dissolves and patients’ testimonies speak for themselves. One such client, a 48 year mother of three, is delighted with the outcome. “People are commenting on how fresh I look,” says Julie who has undergone a Restylane Skinboosters treatment. “The recovery period was minimal and I noticed an instant change. My confidence has gone through the roof!” Another grateful client says, “Liposuction is something I’ve been thinking about doing for years. I just wish I’d done it sooner. I am thrilled with the results. The whole process was quicker and much less painful than I expected and I was back to the gym in three weeks!” Lindsey says.

Procedures offered at The Liposculpture and Cosmetic Clinic include Tumescent Liposuction to various body areas including breast reduction, eyelid surgery, Sciton’s Forever Young BBL laser programme, and Erbium laser resurfacing, alongside other nonsurgical beauty treatments, such as Botox, dermal fillers, and laser hair removal. With flexible, easy payment plans at low rates from Nova Medical Finance, there’s no reason not to restore your youth, shape and happiness today. Discover more about the treatments available at The Liposculpture and Cosmetic Clinic online at, pop in to the clinic at 248 Papanui Road in Merivale or call 0800 LOOK YOUNGER (0800 556 596) to discuss your needs.

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A crafty knack

FOR KNITTING The friendly team members at The Main Skein are all passionate knitters, so whether you are a beginner or an expert, they are more than qualified to assist.


ocated at Bush Inn Shopping Centre, the independently owned business provides a range of carefully selected New Zealand brands of knitting wool, alongside imported yarns from Australia, Britain and Italy. From beautiful cashmere blended yarns to fine merino and alpaca, the comprehensive range also includes merino/possum and merino/mohair blend – coveted for their warmth and lightweight qualities. The selection is available alongside a variety of knitting patterns, needles, books and leaflets. The extensive haberdashery includes novelty and specialty buttons. New to The Main Skein range are Debbie Bliss and Erika Knight knitting yarns and patterns. The range of knitting needles extends from plastic through to

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the beautiful Knitpro – constructed from laminated birchwood. The Floressents range of stunning velvet knitting bags makes the perfect gift for the dedicated knitter in your life. For baby gift ideas, browse the gorgeous baby hand knits, matinee jackets, beanies and booties – or beautiful wedding garters and horseshoes for brides-to-be. Some of the top New Zealand brands available at The Main Skein include Naturally, Touch, Rare Yarns, Ashfords, Countrywide and Crucci. “Whether you are a beginner looking for your first project, or an experienced knitter looking for inspiration, we have the skills and knowledge to help you,” says owner Pam. Open seven days a week, the store also offers a loyalty program, gift vouchers and laybys.


CUP DAY perfection Life Pharmacy Northlands has your Cup Day look covered – from achieving the perfect at-home tan, to matching your makeup to your outfit.


or a natural looking, flawless golden glow, Bondi Sands is a top-selling product that rivals a professional insalon spray tan. The Australian-made brand has just released two new products – Ultra Dark Tanning Foam, for an extra dark airbrushed tan, and the Everyday Gradual Tanning Foam, for a nice, natural gradual tan. The range consists of lotions, foams, and dry oils, also offering light/ medium tones, to blend beautifully with pale skin tones, as well as dark to develop already olive or tanned skin. “This is definitely our best-selling tanning product,” says cosmetics counter manager Kendall Tompkins. “It produces a beautiful golden tan, rather than the bronze

or orange tones that other products often do. It’s easy to apply with the streak-free mitt, you can shower an hour after application, and the colour lasts for between five and seven days. “It’s a really reasonable price too, and with between 8 and 10 applications per bottle, it’s really good value for money. People of all ages love it and our first lot of Ultra Dark Tanning Foam sold out within 24 hours.” The pharmacy is holding a ‘Get Gorgeous’ event, from 2-12 November, inviting customers to in-store events and a chance to try new colours, and learn beauty tips and tricks. For more information and upcoming promotions, visit

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From Halloween to Cup day and weddings, Kabella Baby has it all

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hristchurch’s only pin-up store moved from owner Kaye Clyne’s home to a retail space at Parkside Plaza in Bishopdale three months ago. Her loyal following of customers from New Zealand and all over the world were well established after a year of selling online and at markets, she says. “I’ve always loved pin-up clothing but I got tired of ordering things online, only to find they weren’t the right fit. After a trip to Australia, where pin-up stores are plentiful, I decided to open my own.” Kaye stocks a range of gorgeous clothing and accessories from the UK, USA, Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand. “Our sizes range from 6 to 22, and I always ensure every product is made ethically.” To complete your look, accessories include


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shoes, handbags, jewellery and makeup, from well-loved vintage chic brands such as Sour Puss and Erstwilder. A range of childrenswear for girls and a small selection of menswear are also available. “Our clothing is also perfect for events and occasions such as Cup Day or weddings – sure to attract many compliments.” The store is holding an upcoming deportment workshop with Bonita Danger Doll, and will also offer a hair workshop with Miss Pinup New Zealand. “It’s not just about the store; it’s about creating a hub for the community.” Kaye is part of the ‘Canterbury Pin-up Honeys,’ who are holding a Pink Ribbon High Tea fundraiser on 23 October. For more information and to keep abreast of the vintage scene, visit

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Modern Boho Chic Google the words ‘bohemian fashion’ and you’ll be bombarded with images of lasses with flowing locks sporting crotchet ponchos, paisley prints, plenty of tassels and swinging tooled leather handbags. However, to achieve a modern take on boho style you needn’t look like you’ve just escaped from a hippie commune.


ook to the dictionary and a Bohemian is described as someone who is unconventional, nonconformist, unorthodox, offbeat, experimental and artistic. Keep these key principals at the forefront of your mind when putting together the ultimate boho chic outfit and you’re bound to hit the mark. Layering is a key ingredient in creating the boho look, but be wary of going overboard with too many layers, long lengths or swamping your figure with shapes that overwhelm. Nip baggy styles in with a belt, and if in doubt, take one thing off before walking out the door. The boho colour palette is firmly grounded by earthy hues and tends to be warm and rich. Think muddy browns, sandy creams, and olive greens. Use these colours as a foundation and build on them with metallic gold or brass, and add bold splashes of colour for interest. Inject one standout hue as an accent like fuchsia or scarlet. Boho style is influenced by all corners of the world, so consider adding some flavour to your outfit with some exotic ethnic elements. Look to nomadic cultures for the various types of colour, pattern, fabric, and decorative embellishments that could inject some character into your personal take on boho chic. Create your own unique personal style by adding treasured heirloom pieces of jewellery or other accessories. Either raid your mother’s or grandmother’s closet for inspired pieces or embark on an op shop mission where you’re destined to unearth some gems to complete your outfit. Dressing to reflect your personality or to simply express your mood is all about having fun, breaking the rules, and above all, being confident in the way you wear it. Create the look. Love it, wear it, own it.

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Help us explore a potential way to protect your heart

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

The STRENGTH Trial is looking at an investigational medication for people who have high levels of triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood that can raise your risk of heart disease), low levels of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C; the ’good’ cholesterol), and other risk factors for heart disease. The investigational medication is a concentrate of omega-3 free fatty acids, developed from fish oils. Who can take part in this research study? You may be able to take part in the STRENGTH Trial if you: • are 18 years of age or older • take a statin medication but still have high triglyceride levels • have at least one risk factor for heart disease, such as: o a history of heart problems or stroke o type 1 or 2 diabetes o high blood pressure or taking a blood pressure medication o being a regular smoker. • Want to know more?

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MODERN MEDICINE Christchurch Colorectal is the largest specialist colorectal surgical unit in the South Island. The facility serves over 2500 patients a year and its five surgeons – Richard Tapper, John Frye, Frank Frizelle, Tim Eglinton and Chris Wakeman - all have extensive experience in the management of colorectal and general surgical conditions.


hese are often not easy issues to discuss or to admit suffering from,” say surgeons John Frye and Richard Tapper. “But with New Zealand having one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world, it is really important for people to put aside any squeamishness and be checked by a doctor if you notice any of the common symptoms or have any concerns at all - especially if there is a family history of bowel cancer.” Those common signs and symptoms may include changes in the normal pattern of going to the toilet that continue for several weeks (such as diarrhoea, constipation, or a feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely), blood in your bowel motion, tiredness and weight loss. “Bowel cancer is more common as you get older, particularly from the age of 50 and affects more men than women. People can make an appointment with us at Christchurch Colorectal and we can carry out a diagnostic colonoscopy. Bowel cancer can be more successfully treated, with a 90 percent chance of long-term survival if detected early. If there is a delay in diagnosis and the cancer is more advanced, it is harder to cure. So our advice is not to delay.” Apart from bowel cancer, Christchurch Colorectal specialises in a number of other colorectal health conditions. “For example we can help with the treatment of

a number of benign but troublesome anal conditions such as haemorrhoids, fissures and fistulas.” All of the surgeons at Christchurch Colorectal are members or fellows of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. They are all recognised by the NZ Conjoint Committee and the Gastroenterological Society of Australia as providing excellence in colonoscopy. In addition, Richard Tapper, Tim Eglinton and John Frye

perform general surgical operations such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy and hernia repair. “If you have concerning symptoms please contact our rooms and be assured that you will receive effective, safe and professional treatment from our team.” Christchurch Colorectal is based at Specialist Centre@21, Level 2, 21 Caledonian Road, St Albans - on the Southern Cross campus. These are new, modern rooms with easy access, including a lift and discreet covered and uncovered parking.

All of the surgeons at Christchurch Colorectal are members or fellows of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand.

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Pop in to the pop up

Hit the runway

The darling of style seekers, Black Eye Peach (established in 2013), has found its fashionable feet at The Colombo. Focusing on personal expression and a contemporary aesthetic, discover designer pieces that belong in your wardrobe.

Issue Clothing is a work wear brand designed for the corporate women of New Zealand and it is making a stylish appearance at The Gourmet Hub containers on Victoria Street. From 31 October to 5 November the dynamic duo – founders Robyn and Hannah – will have their capsule collection on show for fashionistas to peruse and purchase.

Merivale Mall will turn into a catwalk on Thursday 27 October as its highly anticipated fashion show sets hearts aflutter profiling the creations of iconic designers and boutiques. Tickets are on sale now with general entry $35 and VIP access for $45. Tickets are available from the Merivale Mall office.




New shipment from Italy just in time for Cup Week...

Wander through a stunning garden setting with over 80 quality stalls, children’s entertainment including a farm park and pony rides, delicious food and beverages. Either be an observer or you can bring along your treasurers for a free appraisal by Steve Purcell of Antiques International Ltd. Featuring Music by: Assembly Required

The Old Meadery

273 Plaskett Rd, Fernside. Ph. 03 313 1366

Adults $18 through Gate entry, cash only $20. Children 14 and under free. No Dogs (except Guide Dogs). The Fete is on rain or shine.

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French & Italian designed clothing

Hours:Wed-Sun 10am-5pm or by appointment

Milk & Soda

The ultimate game changer in kids’ accessories, Milk & Soda has made its way to Ballantynes. Quirky kids accessories with a fashion forward grown up feel equates to an undeniably cool range.


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ABOVE Cutting time and costs in half at the hairdressers, while still getting great service in a classy new salon, is now a reality in Rangiora.


he Cutting Room, launched this Spring, does away with washes and colouring to focus on the cut. The time you want a haircut is usually now – so there’s no appointments either. Welsh-born Jay Boswell always wanted her own salon so when opportunity knocked in the redeveloped historic 1868 building (previously Robbie’s Bistro), Jay and her husband, Alan, didn’t hesitate. With its original façade, black and white grandeur, high ceilings and chic contemporary interior, The Cutting Room occupies the first space when entering the new retail premises. “It was exciting watching it take shape. People say we look expensive, but we’re not!” she says. Jay and Alan have over two decades experience, and are joined by Sharon and Catherine. Together the chatty experts create a relaxed buzz. Polished concrete flooring, fresh minimalist décor, and edgy signage, complete the spacious salon.

If you need anything from a fringe or beard trim to a complete restyle – just pop in. The comfortable waiting area, if you indeed have to wait, showcase’s fabulous styling products from $20. “The men’s black gel which disguises those grays has been flying off the shelves,” Jay says. With a loyalty card, the 10th haircut is free. From $18 for men’s cuts and $24 for ladies, it’s affordable and convenient to bring the whole family in. Visit The Cutting Room at 112 High Street, Rangiora from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

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

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foot candy Fabulous

You can’t walk past Rangiora Shoe lines without being lured into the shoe-lovers paradise by the vibrant window display.


hen you step inside there’s an exciting variety to behold – of well-chosen contemporary, comfortable, colourful and enduring quality footwear. Jill and Sandra have introduced the Felmini range, made in Portugal, this season, which tempts the wearer to fall in love with the loafers and open-toed shoe-boots in soft pinpunch leather. Versatile colours are in ivory, tan and denim blue. Metallics, from pewter to rose gold, are gilding many of this season’s styles, from high-heels to casual flats – even as an eye-catching trim. Also, the current flat-form style with a smart white sole is on trend this season for sneakers and sandals. Minx has now expanded on the Shoe Line shelves and has a very feminine ‘minxy’ new range in brights, pastels and polka dots. The Minx Willot

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summer-boot makes a chic statement in perforated white and flat black. As always, there’s a large selection of the super comfortable and stylish Zeira footwear. Rangiora Shoe lines, 162 High Street, Rangiora, is now also open on Sundays. Phone 03 313 8444, visit or go to Facebook.

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‘Wow’ is a word that gets uttered quite a bit down at Copper Road Café and Restaurant in Amberley.

Cassels & Sons Cra� beers & Local Waipara Wines, Gourmet Pizzas Garden Conservatory & available for Private �unc�ons

Open 7 days – 10am �ll late Ph 03 314 8030 150 Ashworths Road, SH 1, Amberley


wner Claire Hurst, as a hands-on Manager, says she constantly hears the most amazing compliments, and still enjoys the look on diner’s faces when she delivers a beautifully presented meal. Having reached the one-year milestone in August, it’s now almost a compulsory stop enroute to and from Hanmer, a local treasure, and a destination itself. Summer excitement is brewing in the new beer garden. It’s a sunny spot to share tasty breads and sliders or a sumptuous burger with a refreshing craft beer. “Our beverage of choice is top quality Cassel and Sons boutique beer – an amazing craft brewer,” Claire says. “There’s also Harrington’s pineapple cider on tap due to popular demand!” “We also make famously gourmet pizzas with a thin crispy base, including a gluten-free

version.” As a local mother of three, Claire warmly invites families, and has built a sand pit to entertain little ones. Copper Road has the capacity to host large functions, with its fantastic food, indoor/ outdoor flow and three fabulous dining areas. From engagement parties to Christmas functions, it’s a great place to celebrate summer. The homemade truffles are a tempting lineup beside the cashier’s desk in their colouredpaper wrappings, including pear and almond or pistachio – perfect to have with a coffee or to take a little slice of Copper Road home with you. Copper Road, 150 Ashworths Road in Amberley, open 10am until late seven days a week. Visit or Facebook. Phone 03 314 8030

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Open Mon-Wed 4pm to 9pm Thurs, Fri & Sat 4pm to 9.30pm Sun 4pm to 9pm

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‘I DO’ TO THE DO By Melinda Collins

It’s your big day coming up, but that doesn’t mean you have to go for big hair.


n fact, as we pare back our weddings in lieu of a more casual, laid-back affair, our hairdos are following suit, with soft romantic waves, messy up-dos and loose, relaxed braids the cream of the crop for the 2016/17 wedding season. So why not look into some of these more laid back looks because, when it comes to your wedding, your tresses are one area that could do with a little less structure and Metropoladvert a lot more135 charm. x 45 v1 15042015.pdf

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Braided babe Eye-catching and intricate, there’s a braided hairstyle to match most dress designs, wedding styles and even hair types. Whether it’s an elaborate braided up-do with soft strands framing the face, or a simple single braid forming a hairband across the front of the head, braids can be the epitome of romantic. Why not try interweaving your plait with flowers or jewelled hair accessories because, when it comes to the trendy bridal hair 2016 styles, braids are one of the most versatile looks.


OF THE HEART A diamond ring captures the eye and the imagination, but it is also the key to the heart.

As we pare back our weddings in lieu of a more casual, laid-back affair, our hairdos are following suit.



atters of the heart always deserve exceptional care and quality and bespoke diamond jewellery creator Polished Diamonds is an expert when it comes to delivering both. Working at the highest quality point with very competitive pricing and a lifetime guarantee, Dan and his team are turning exquisite and designer dreams into tangible reality. They live and breathe their stunning range of diamonds and other precious stones they can fashion into lifelong keepsakes that transcend generations. Perfection and precision is the goal when bringing a concept to fruition using a state-of-the-art CAD system. Polished Diamonds is also an expert at repairs and remodels of ladies rings. The team can reinvent an existing heirloom piece, guiding it through a metamorphosis so that it can be contemporised and worn by a new generation. Explore the priceless possibilities online at or at the sumptuous Polished Diamonds boutique in fashionable New Regent Street.

Shaggy boho First there was the au natural make up look, now letting your hair hang foot loose and fancy free for the big day is the next big thing. There are lots of variations on this look; add in a braid, pull some hair back, create some curls and, better yet, get your flower power on. So if you like the more natural look and you want to show off your long locks, this is the style for you. The best part? There’s no fuss and no serious styling.


Messy up-do While the classic up-do is not only practical, it completes a delicate bridal look better than any other hairstyle type. But today’s up-dos don’t have to maintain the structure of the traditional look. Loose, relaxed and perhaps even a little messy is the way to do the up-do this year, with flowers such as the ever-popular baby’s breath completing the look.

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Springtime in

HURUNUI Cute lambs, daffodils and pink blossoms traditionally mark the start of spring, and in the Hurunui District (North Canterbury), there are fantastic events to enjoy too.


Then there’s no better way to unwind than in the mineral-filled waters of Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa.

tart your Christmas shopping early at The Culverden Christmas Country Fête, which will be celebrating its 25th birthday this year. Health guru Ben Warren of BePure will also be onsite with free demonstrations and, yes, the Pimms tent will be back too! Art in a Garden is now four full days of exceptional art exhibited at Flaxmere Gardens in Hawarden. One hundred artists from all around New Zealand will be exhibiting sculpture, paintings, ceramics, glass and jewellery. Eight of the best gardens in the region, under the banner Amuri Garden Tours, open their gates this spring for you to explore. From a notable high country homestead garden to a well-hidden formal Hanmer Springs garden; this tour has something for every garden lover. And then there’s no better way to unwind than in the mineral-filled waters of Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa. Every drop is warmed by the earth in a natural process that takes 173 years… no wonder soaking here feels so good. Why head along to only one event when you could enjoy ‘The Spring Pass’ (only $94), which gives you access to The Christmas Country Fete, Art in a Garden, The Amuri Garden Tour and entry to the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa. Hours of vibrant fun, inspiration and enjoyment. For details call 0800 4 HANMER or email


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

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We invite you to a warm & welcoming restaurant in the heart of Hanmer Springs for a traditional family dining experience. Come & try our NEW Breakfast menu Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Open Daily from 9 am - 9 pm 03 3157631, 2 Jacks Pass Rd, Hanmer Springs

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A midweek 5-star Hanmer escape is the recipe for relaxation and romance – and when village life returns to its leisurely pace.


taying at Settlers Motel, with its award-winning Trip Advisor status, quiet but central location and handmade timber furniture, is a unique experience. It’s an easy drive; just 90

minutes from Christchurch. Special value deals apply Thursday to Sunday with five room types on offer, especially pre-Christmas before the busy tourist season. No queues, no crowds,

It’s only a short stroll to those tension-releasing hot pools, or unwind in one of the sumptuous spa-bath suites.

just invigorating alpine ambience. You can literally feel the difference midweek. It’s only a short stroll to those tensionreleasing hot pools, or unwind in one of the boutique motel’s sumptuous spa-bath suites. Arise to birdsong, the newspaper, free Wi-Fi and the option of room-service breakfast. Hanmer is also a stress-free retail paradise, ideal for combining Christmas shopping with a break from pre-holiday city chaos. Maybe the best present of all is giving the gift of well-deserved indulgence - a Settlers Motel gift voucher.

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There are many reasons to visit Fabrics at Lincoln, from curtain making to Christmas shopping – or just for inspiration.


he growing giftware selection includes Le Forge homeware, advent dolls and a plethora of quirky cushions – or you can make your own if a particular fabric catches your eye. The layby service is also helpful. Owner Colleen Bennetts provides a curtain-making service with free measure and quotes and professional, creative advice. Q-card is accepted; offering 12 months interest-free credit - so there’s no need to save for stunning new curtains. Busy embellishing new builds with quality window coverings, Colleen says sheers look lovely on double tracks and are invaluable to help shield UV rays. Linen-look sheers are also in vogue. With an eye for detail, quality and design, she selects from a variety of New Zealand fabric houses. There’s everything from English patterns and stripes to retro and romantic designs. The fabulous staff can order fabrics if they are not in stock, and also supply and install tracks and roller blinds. Business is now in full swing, considering the business has only been open since January. “The response so far has been absolutely amazing. I’ve had wonderful support and comments from the Lincoln community,” Colleen says. Supporting the rural sector, and also accepting Farmlands Cards, the business has a stand at the AMP show, selling gifts, fabrics and cushions

– all with a rural theme. Look for the team near the entrance. Visit Fabrics at Lincoln, 3 Gerald Street, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 1.30pm. Phone 325 7400, email or follow the business on Facebook.

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Ingredients 1¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate (60%), finely chopped 1 Tbsp pure Mexican vanilla extract ½ tsp coffee extract 1 Tbsp runny honey 5 egg whites, large, at room temperature ½ tsp cream of tartar 1 Tbsp super fine sugar ¼ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp chipotle or smoked chilli powder

To Serve 240 ml vanilla whipped cream 1-2 Tbsp cocoa nibs 1 vanilla pod

Mayan Chocolate Mousse 4-6

From Vanilla Table by Natasha MacAller


elt chocolate in microwave or over double-boiler, gently stirring with a rubber spatula until smooth and silky. Be careful not to overheat chocolate. When just melted and smooth, set aside on counter until just warm. Gently stir in vanilla, coffee extract, honey and a pinch of sea salt. Set aside. In a clean, dry stand-mixer or large stainless bowl, whip egg

whites on low speed until frothy. Sprinkle in cream of tartar and whip on medium-high for 2 minutes. Sprinkle in sugar and continue to whip until whites are thick, glossy, medium-stiff peaks. Turn to low speed and sprinkle in cinnamon and chilli powder, mixing to combine. Fold 2 large spoonfuls of whites into chocolate, then fold chocolate in 3 stages back into whites until incorporated.

To Serve Spoon mousse into serving glasses, cover and chill until ready to serve. Top each with a dollop of vanilla-scented whipped cream, a sprinkling of cocoa nibs and a sliver of vanilla pod.



This distinctive centrally located restaurant & bar provides an inviting atmosphere in which to while away some time.



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A culinary delight first time, every time

Whether you experience it for the first time, or the tenth time, Jagz of Sovereign Palms is designed to delight every time.



lmost at its two year anniversary, the culinary hot spot is moving ahead in tasty leaps and bounds, charming its patrons with its fresh fare and warm, friendly service. Currently working on its new summer menus which start at Labour weekend, Jagz plans to diversify while also keeping some of its customers most beloved menu items. The Pork Belly Burger and Jagz Fried Chicken will remain as the popular sensory stimulants they are while being joined by some new and exciting summer dishes such as pork ribeye with a modern waldolf salad; crispy beef salad; Canterbury lamb; salmon, and a modern selection of desserts complemented by a generous selection of ice creams available by

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

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the cup or cone. A distinctive venue, Jagz boasts extensive in and out door areas with a family friendly area and playground. With the potential to cater for private meetings or functions in the boardroom, restaurant, wool bar or outside bar, guests can enjoy a range of set menus including BBQ and buffet options in these ambient settings. Sweet tunes are on offer thanks to live music once a month on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons over the summer. Justly priding itself on offering a friendly welcome and great service, the entire team strives to make every occasion memorable. From a small intimate dinner through to a function for work, family or friends, Jagz can make it happen.

a fusion of

FLAVOURS Exquisite fare, fine wine and cocktails in a beautiful, relaxed environment, is what you will find at The Monday Room – any day of the week.


ell known for specialising in all things delicious, especially their magnificent desserts, The Monday Room has been reborn. Under the direction of new owner Joel Christian, the establishment has transformed from a late-night party venue to an awardwinning, romantic dining space. “We are never in a rush to push people out the door, instead we encourage our guests to sink in to a comfortable booth and enjoy our hospitality.” With a focus on seasonal, locallysourced produce, head chef Hannah Cooper-Grieve has created four sumptous menus- weekday lunch, weekend brunch, dinner, and dessert. The vegetarian and vegan-friendly menus also feature some of the most exceptional dishes in Christchurch. The Melbourne-inspired brunch and lunch menu’s extensive range of options include the slow braised, pulled Merino lamb brioche sandwich

with smoked mozzarella, cherry relish, and watercress. For those more inclined towards a sweet delight, the Nuttellastuffed French toast, with toffee-poached pear, marscapone, hazelnuts and real maple syrup is a must have! The dinner menu consists of three plate sizes, with traditional entrees, followed by a selection of vegetable driven medium plates, and protein focussed large plates. Evenings at the Monday Room are focussed on social-dining, with guests encouraged to order a selection of dishes to share from the middle of the table, akin to traditional family dinner. Flavour and texture combinations such as the confit dutch carrots, roasted cauliflower in tallegio mornay, and kwark gnocci on cultivated fungi with crispy sage, parmesan wafer, and brown butter, are sure to satiate even the most particular pallate. Dessert aficionados will be inspired by the selection of high-end sweet treats, including passionfruit crème brulee tart with Stolen rum roasted pineapple, blueberry mousse with liquorice meringue and cinnamon crumb, or the vegan snickers bar with coconut and peanut. From 10:30am weekdays, and 9am on weekends, The Monday Room is your place to enjoy brunch, dessert, and everything in-between.

Christchurch Hospitality Awards Winner 2016 “Restaurant of the Year” and “Manager of the Year” Joel Christian

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The Purple Weka Café and Bar is a home away from home where jovial, sociable banter mingles with aromas of coffee and fantastic food.

T Gold Award Winner



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

he central light-filled café has comfortable seating, polished-concrete flooring and an outdoor courtyard. Owner Stu McDougall and his friendly staff really know how to keep kiwi-appetites content. Before the season ends, a must-try is the whitebait patty between mandatory white sliced bread and a wedge of lemon - a generous portion at $10.50. It’s a real Kiwi delicacy on a beer budget - and there’s beer and wine to enjoy it with. Being licensed, it’s also a great spot to host the Christmas work function. The blue cod is another delectable specialty, battered and presented with seasonal salad and chunky fries. Diners are also in for a nostalgic treat as the Cornish pasty maker, from Cornwall itself, is back. There’s traditional lamb’s fry and


Dine in or Takeaway

bacon and a hearty variety of tasty house-made cabinet staples. This includes bagels filled with salmon, which Stu lightly smokes over an infusion of green tea and orange. Always aiming to please everyone, there’s now almond milk - a healthy alternative with the organic Hummingbird double-shot coffee. Satisfied loyal customers leaving crumb-free, polishedclean plates are the reason for no actual sightings of the elusive purple Weka, apparently. But if you get up extra early for the big breakfasts when they open at 6am weekdays, you never know! The Purple Weka Café and Bar, 48 Fitzgerald Ave, opens 6am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday. Phone 366 0258 or visit

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

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Scrumptious homemade food and great coffee on the edge of the CBD at the Crossroads Cafe


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On Thursday 15 September, the Christchurch Casino and Sixty 6 held The Jazz Library Poker Charity Event in The Jazz Lounge (formerly known as the Mashina Lounge). The event bought alive the feeling of the 1920s and 1930s Prohibition Era for all of the guests to experience firsthand.

Open Mon-Fri 7am-3pm Sat/Sun 8.30am-3pm 181 Woodham Rd, Linwood Ph 389 7111

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relaxed and efficient staff, Formaggio’s is the epitome of a classic Italian family restaurant. “Positive reviews and consistently great feedback from customers is tremendously encouraging for our team and makes the creative process and hard work satisfying for all,” says the Christchurch-based father and son owners. “We are determined to exceed our customers’ expectations.”

The epitome of a classic Italian family restaurant.


Like a daffodil blooming in Spring, Formaggio’s Italian Ristorante & Pizzeria has re-emerged at 150 Colombo Street next to the Beckenham Police station.

ince the change in ownership in February, front of house service manager, Gaetan and head chef Simon have been skillfully leading their respective teams to bring a fantastic new Italianstyle dining experience to the residents of Christchurch’s hillside suburbs. Proud to offer diners an array of flavoursome and nourishing culinary delights created from fresh, quality produce, and attended by friendly,

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Dine-in or takeaway, Formaggio’s offers a delicious menu that includes superb antipasti, fresh seafood, homemade pasta and pizzas, and mouth-watering desserts, with gluten-free and vegan options available, and a new brunch menu to entice you out into the spring weather on weekends. With weekly surprise pizza giveaways to passing motorists at rush hour and some exciting cosmetic improvements to the building’s façade set to unfold, there’s always something to capture the imagination at Formaggio’s.

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Homemade Bresaola – Villas Style riginating from the Lombardy region of the Italian Alps, Bresaola is a delicious air-dried, cured meat, generally made with topside or other premium leg meat. The process of curing and drying Bresaola is simple to try at home make sure your beef cut is trimmed well. You will need: Butcher’s string, Muslin/ cheesecloth, freezer bags.


For those scratching their heads at the title – specifically, the word ‘turmeric’ – you’re not alone. We’ve only just cottoned onto this new trend ourselves.


t seems turmeric is giving coffee a run for its money and has taken over as ‘the’ fashionable beverage for the coming season. Turmeric lattes are winning affection all over the culinary show. So what, exactly, is this popular spice? Well, it’s more than just a pretty face, its earned street cred’ as one of the most powerful herbs on the planet, rubbing shoulders with the likes of garlic, ginseng, ginger and cinnamon. It is considered equivalent to many pharmaceutical medications and is revered for its anti-inflammatory effects as well as being a strong antioxidant. Try it yourself – go in search of a turmeric latte and ride the healthy wave.

• 500g – 1kg piece of topside beef, eye round or loin piece • 1 cup red wine • 100g coarse sea salt • 100g sugar • 20g fresh or dried rosemary, chopped • 5g black peppercorns • 2.5g curing salt per kilo of meat (ask your local butcher)

Method Ensure that your meat is well trimmed of all fat and sinew Weigh the meat (essential for knowing when your bresaola is ready) Put meat in freezer bag and add red wine. Remove air, seal and refrigerate overnight Combine all cure ingredients, crush and grind in mortar & pestle. Remove refrigerated meat from bag, pat dry and add half of the cure mixture to the dry meat in a clean freezer bag. Press out air and seal. Turn meat once a day. After one week, empty any liquid from bag, add the second half of cure mixture, reseal and refrigerate for one more week. Turn meat daily. Now you are ready to wrap and hang your meat – head to The Villas Facebook page for the next steps to create your own delicious bresaola. In the meantime, experience The Villas lunch and dinner version.

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GF Serves


Li Hing Mui Juice 1 ½ Tbsp rock salt plum 1 Tbsp White Li Hing Mui 1 Tbsp Sweet Li Hing Mui 1 Tbsp Lemon Peel Li Hing Mui 3 Tbsp King Plum Li Hing Mui

⅔ fl cup Port, A Ramos Pinto 2005 Late Bottled Vintage* ¾ cup Vermouth, A Cocchi Vermouth Di Torino* ¼ fl cup Li Hing Mui Juice 1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract About 10 dried prunes, cut in half

24 cherry tomatoes 12 pieces goat cheese, rolled into balls ½ cup macadamia nuts, lightly toasted 2 cups mixed baby lettuce 2 vanilla pods, split lengthwise, halved *The two alcohols have a lot of vanilla nuances in them so that’s why they are specific. If you can’t get these, ask your local bottle shop for recommendations.


i hing mui is a very popular snack in Hawaii. When growing up, I ate them like potato chips. There are leis made up of strung-together packages of li hing mui that people give as gifts. Li hing mui, called “crack seed” here on the islands, are dried preserved plums and are Chinese in origin. Found in Asian grocer shops, they can be sweet, salty, sour, wet or dried. Other

fruit, including lemons, mangoes and other stone fruit, are also given the li hing mui treatment. The nuances are all about the balance of sweet/salty/sour, with so many variations they are never consistently the same taste. This salad uses a dessert port, a dessert vermouth, and seductive vanilla. Alan Wong for Vanilla Table by Natasha MacAller

Add 1 ¼ fl cups/300ml water to all the ingredients, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Cool, strain and then add to the dressing.

Heat the port and vermouth in a small saucepan. Let boil 5 minutes to burn off the alcohol, then remove from heat and decant to a bowl. Add the li hing mui juice, vanilla and prunes, whisking well. Set aside.

Strain the dressing, discarding prunes. Place dressing on the bottom of a bowl. Arrange the mixed baby lettuce, tomatoes, goat cheese balls and lightly toasted macadamia nuts on top, garnish with the vanilla pods.

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From the Pen of the Tiger


or me, every meal I enjoy at a Coriander’s Restaurant is an outstanding gourmet adventure and the adventures are endless. The standard of the food and service are so high that it is a natural conclusion that the prize for the Coriander’s Great Indian Adventure is a luxury trip staying four nights at the world famous Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, India. You can win this luxury trip for two to India including flights and four nights accommodation at the stunning Rambagh Palace in Jaipur. Each customer who orders a main (dine in or takeaway) at one of the five Coriander’s restaurants receives one entry into the draw. Just enter the unique code found on the entry card you collect with your meal into the appropriate space on the Coriander’s website and you’re in the draw! You can enter the draw as many times as you like but entry is limited to one entry per day. Every time you dine at Coriander’s you increase your chances of winning! The competition closes on Monday 31 October 2016 and the prize will be drawn at a special event at the end of November. Good luck! Indulge in a beautiful meal at your local Coriander’s over the next 11 days – and go in the draw to win a luxury trip for two to India! Take a look at the Coriander’s website for more info. Pen of the Tiger

Alex Green



Whether you are looking for the perfect venue for a function or café experience Rocksalt Café and Bar offers the whole package. Their coffee is beautifully constructed by a team of fully trained baristas using the bestselling allpress range of beans - ‘rangitoto’.


ocksalt is described as a friendly neighbourhood cafe. Many locals delight in going to the café regularly. “People of all ages are very welcome - we have a children’s menu and we cater for all different types of dietary requirements,” Co-Owner Erin says. Whether you’re looking for a breakfast, light lunch or full course meal, Rocksalt is for you. “We are all about setting a friendly welcoming vibe.” The conscientious team invites you to join them for happy hour 4-6pm Tuesday though to Saturday. The chefs are currently constructing their new summer menu which will involve a selection of share plates and other fresh summer dishes. Jump online for more information on Facebook - Erin would love you to come on down and check out the live nights that happen monthly.


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Available Now !! Peter Timbs Meats Multiple Winner at National \Sausage Competition. Gold Medal for “Wild Venison and Black Plum Sausages” Gold Medal for “Jalapeno and Cheese Sausages” Gold Medal for “Pork lemon and Parsley Sausages” Bronze Medal for “Portuguese Chourico” PETER TIMBS MEATS LTD. 70 Edgeware Road, Ph (03) 366 1780 Farrington Ave Bishopdale, Ph (03) 359 5729

Get your fix of British Baking at Penelope’s Cakery Deli. Got an event coming up ? Let us do the catering and be assured of something special.

Penelope’s Cakery Deli

32 New Regent Street, Christchurch Ph. 03 365 3263

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Whole Cafe Switch beans, artfully extracted, paired with your choice of milk. Hot and cold breakfast, lunch or snack options made from healthy ingredients to keep you pumping. Text through your coffee order 027 6633 139 Monday - Friday 6:30 - 3:00 Saturday 8:00 - 2:00 100 Bealey Ave, parking around the back

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Looking for more than the same everyday mundane café experience? Then head out to the Route 72 Café Bar & Emporium nestled in the picturesque village of Cust overlooking the Southern Alps. The journey is a relaxing thirty minute drive from Christchurch.


his warm, friendly, award winning café offers a unique, flavoursome fusion of dishes featuring light snacks, gourmet sandwiches and burgers, speciality dishes, game meats, seafood and the best selection of home-baking, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Many customers have said about the food and the coffee - “the best I’ve ever had”. The breakfasts are legendary - the Eggs Kiwiana is the classic Benedict taken to a wholesome new level – poached free range eggs, kumara rosti, spinach, creamy mushrooms on seeduction bread drizzled with tarragon hollandaise, with your choice of smoked salmon or bacon.

The passionate chefs now offer the Spring/Summer menu. Try their own creative take on Italian Gelato with five flavours to choose from like mulled wine and chocolate, and chilli, raspberry and ginger – delissimo! Route 72 is more than just a café the Emporium is an Aladdin’s treasure trove of interesting and unusual delights as well as the useful and hard to find. Looking for more than just trivial gifts for Christmas or desiring some unique retail therapy? This is the place for you. Call now to make a reservation or just pop on out to 1697 Cust Road. Phone 03 312 5595 and visit The café is open Tuesday – Sunday from 9am – 4pm and Friday nights.

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

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Come spring and summer, the aesthetic for the ultimate outdoor area is all about white.


resh, crisp and clean, white is the perfect companion to wicker and wood and will make outdoor living more sophisticated and stylish than ever before. The best part is that an investment in white furniture means you can furnish with confidence knowing these legacy pieces will stand the test of time. The thought of white may be tantalizing but has often carried a ‘proceed with caution’ label given that it has an increased susceptibility to dirt. Allay those fears though with a number of practical hacks including removing mold and mildew

by applying a solution of one part chlorine bleach with four parts of water. Patience is key – ensure you wait at least 10-15 minutes before rinsing and then let the sun work its magic to dry out your handy work. In the spirit of a ‘white out’ (seemingly ironic!), we’ve pulled together a collection of some of our favourite looks for the longer, balmier days. We’re feeling particularly generous, so you’ll also be able to spy some stunning flora over on page 75 of today’s issue that will make your outdoor area the envy of all your visitors.

Botanist Armchair in White Wash/Grey Basquet Stool in Grey Herne Bay Armchair & Stool in Grey/White Atlantic 3 piece café set in White All pieces from Freedom Furniture

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Prioritising sustainability and innovation Award-winning company Weir Architecture is at the forefront of innovative, sustainable and bespoke design. “Each client receives a design individually tailored to their unique requirements and wishes,” says director, Robert Weir. “Every site is also carefully assessed to ensure the best position for outdoor areas and maximise North West aspects, capturing optimum sun and the best views.”


pecialising in hill home design, the company works alongside tradespeople and interior designers to provide a complete package. The ability to listen carefully to what the client wants is a key point of difference, Robert says. “Working closely with our clients to fully understand their requirements is crucial. It’s also about examining how they live in the house, functionality and flow. Texture,

colour and materials are important and we involve a landscape architect in our projects at an early stage to ensure the outdoor areas are also perfectly interconnected with the home.” As founding members of the NZ Green Building Council, the company has a strong belief in sustainability. “We are mindful of minimising environmental impact and ensuring thermally efficient

design, to keep power and energy usage to a bare minimum, while providing warmth and comfort for the homeowner.” Robert has over 30 years of experience in architectural design. His own home, built of textured pre-cast concrete, also won the company a prestigious national award for best home (over 300 square metres category). From designing contemporary architectural homes, to extensive commercial developments, Weir Architecture provides a user-friendly, solution-based service and upholds a strong reputation for excellence. Visit Contact the team on 377 4900, or by email at

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Breathe easy at home When building or renovating, dealing with a range of different companies can get complicated. But with Natural Living Homes, one call is all you’ll have to make.


he business works across Canterbury and the South Island, offering everything from project management, painting and plastering, to asbestos removal, meth testing and decontamination. Natural Living Homes was established in 2006, with current owners Gary Lawson and Andrew Kyburz taking over in 2012. The company shifted focus from new builds to repairs following the Canterbury earthquakes and incorporated the asbestos removal side of the business. The efficient team of professionals provides a ‘one-stop shop’ for clients, says Andrew. “Our experienced staff are dedicated to the entire process and offer a consistent, high-quality service. Our full time staff and dedicated sub-contractors work together as a team under the one management umbrella. We use only the best materials, provide the highest standard of workmanship possible, and

have a proven record of quality – our repeat clients and referrals are testament to this.” Natural Living Homes is a Class A certified asbestos remover with highly qualified staff and the latest certified removal and decontamination equipment, which can perform all aspects of asbestos removal to the highest standards and MOBIE guidelines. “We also have a dedicated team for the testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties and use the latest systems to bring the property back to safe Ministry of Health levels, while minimising removal of linings and belongings.” The company has a comprehensive Health and Safety policy. “We work with multiple insurance companies and project management firms, ensuring everything is independently monitored and audited.”

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ULTRA-LOW EMISSION BURNING FIRES 20 years of satisfied customers and a vested interest in pioneering “Ultra Low Emission Burning” pellet and wood fires in Canterbury says a lot about Heatstore’s commitment to supplying, installing and servicing ECAN Clean Air approved fires in Christchurch homes.


s urban clean air regulations have proven to be a moving target and are in fact still evolving, it’s definitely been an exciting and challenging ride for manufacturers, importers and retailers to keep up.

However, “keep up” the business must, as few people dispute the obvious health benefits of clean air. Home owners also need to understand the importance of embracing the latest ULEB wood fire technology as these new fires are the way forward.

These new “down draft” log and ULEB pellet fires can be installed in any home anywhere in Christchurch without restriction. Fires are primal which clearly indicates that homeowners value the comfort and romance of real flame. Sales and interest in these fires over the past twelve months have far exceeded expectation. Heatstore has five working ULEB fires on display in its showroom representing Ravelli, Rika and Enviro pellet fires and Bionic, Masport & Woodsman/Ferva log fires to enable customers to compare and experience different options. New home building in suburban and especially inner city Christchurch is flourishing with renewed energy and vitality. Heatstore is proud to have recently supplied and installed Danish “Bionic” log fires into architecturally designed town houses in the inner city. Visit Heatstore’s modern showroom to view the latest options available. It employs NZHHA registered installers and technicians who take genuine pride in their workmanship, attention to detail and provide full after sale service for the life of your fire. Find the team at 472 Blenheim Road, Sockburn. Phone 343 1651 and email

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e have a wide range of solutions to suit every décor theme or lifestyle requirement”, says Kim Gavin of Kiwala Interiors. “And there are lots of aspects to consider when deciding which product is best for you. For example, how do you want to use the room? What level of privacy do you need and how much light? “With summer fast approaching, your home is where your treasured items can be found - valuable furnishings, floor coverings and possibly art. So protecting them from the sun’s harsh UV rays merits serious consideration.”

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DESIGNER INSPIRATION Window dressings can be the finishing touch that turns your new or renovated home into a spectacular design statement, so it’s important that you select the right options for your project.

There are so many window dressing possibilities – not only drapes, but also the patterns and textiles of roller blinds or the elegance and ambience that shutters create. Kiwala Interiors can assist you to explore all the exciting options of an overall enhanced look for your home with its different ranges. You could, for instance, combine shutters with other window dressings, such as drapes. The effect is often elegant and adds a slightly softer touch to generate a warm and sophisticated ambience inside, while also looking great from the outside and in addition reducing UV glare and outside noise. You could even design your dream scheme by combining colour co-ordinated designer blinds, cushions and accessories to create an eye-catching statement. The Kiwala Interiors team will be happy to discuss your project. Call 357 4110 to speak to a member of the Kiwala Interiors’ team and also go to the Facebook page.

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Freedom Furniture Quadro Round Table 80cm Diameter in Cement Grey, RRP$299 and assorted planters.

Warmer weather tends to be elusive in early spring, but when the blossoms and daffodils come out to play, it’s a surefire sign that it’s time to start curating and creating an outdoor oasis for the balmier evenings.


t seems the more eclectic the look the better, with outdoor décor fixated on stylish botanicals that channel an outside the square look. Long gone are the days where cookie cutter perfection reigned supreme. The 2016/2017 aesthetic is about strategic and structured layering. This year we are wedded to a ‘more is more’ philosophy with accents for outdoor areas, primarily in the plant department. We love the layered look with plants playing more of a statement role than ever before. Partnered with pots boasting metallic,

We love the layered look with plants playing more of a statement role than ever before. geometric and pared back natural tones, plant types range from the edgy cactus through to palms, ferns, flax, mother-inlaw’s tongue and succulents. Pinterest and Google are bursting at their digital seams with ideas and your local garden centre will help make your garden dreams a reality.

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Over the past twenty years the way in which we use tiles has changed dramatically. They are bigger and bolder than ever before in terms of our approach to tile design and manufacturing, and how we can use them in the most unconventional ways to stunning effect.


n the world of flooring and hard surfaces, tiles are noncombustible and durable. Easy to clean and hygienic, they are an ideal choice for floors and walls, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. An abundance of choice, can quickly become overwhelming. As a result, many end up choosing the wrong tile for their desired

Middle of the Road While dark colours, even tiles used in a larger format, can make a space appear smaller, they also show the dirt more, as do really light coloured tiles. If you want to avoid cleaning more than you have to, then opting for shades that are somewhere in between light and dark, or choosing something with a pattern, can hide a multitude of sins. A middle of the road tile also means you can choose an accent colour in the way of towels, vases, lightshades etc. Moreover, you can change accents as your tastes change.


outcome or intended effect, or simply avoid the task altogether. For Christchurch designers, architects, renovation specialists, and homeowners, there is a new experience on offer that dispels any mystery. Opening in February this year MO Tiles offers excellent advice for making the best choice for your needs, alongside a complete design service. With this in mind, the team has created an everevolving showroom highlighting an impressive selection of the ranges available that makes for a truly enjoyable shopping experience. With constantly evolving trends within the industry, MO Tiles co-owner, Amy Odering, offers some invaluable advice with three top tips to help you create a magazine worthy statement in your own home.



Optical Illusions If you have a small bathroom, one of the easiest ways to achieve the illusion of more space is by using bigger tiles. Although this may seem counter intuitive because larger tiles require fewer grout lines, it actually makes a room feel a lot bigger than it really is.

Choose the same tile for the floor and walls Most of us don’t have the luxury of a massive bathroom, so any bright ideas to let the light in and open it up is always welcome. In addition to using larger formats, using the same tiles for both the floors and walls

achieves similar results. By taking the shower tiles all the way up to the ceiling, it makes the room appear more spacious and less boxed in. Don’t be shy to incorporate a statement wall for dramatic impact, but be aware of the colour, style and texture as it needs to complement the surrounding elements.


hile your choice of tiles are practically limitless, having reliable, professional advice to guide you through the process, from product choice through to design and completion with guaranteed quality workmanship, is vital. Developed with a solid commitment to being the best by presenting brands with a legacy of quality and service, MO Tiles strives to deliver on all fronts and exceed all expectations. Metropol October 20, 2016 77

A generous selection Bengt & Lotta trays made in Sweden. Available at French Blue.

Pharmacies have retained a relatively one dimensional persona, but there is one particular identity in the market that is a definite leader when it comes to diversity.


urwood Pharmacy is more than just a medical dispensary – it has branched out into a number of other product areas making shopping a breeze. With the social season moving into overdrive – think Cup and Show Week, Christmas and New Year – life is made easier knowing that this one stop shop has a myriad of reputable brands on offer and an impressive selection ranging from makeup through to jewellery and accessories. That beautiful gift for a special someone has become that much sweeter thanks to gorgeous complimentary giftwrapping. To boot, the pharmacy also has a loyalty scheme in place to reward and thank its loyal customer base. Owner Robyn comments of the business, “We take great pride in offering something for everyone. Our main expertise lies in giving health advice, but we have worked hard to offer a great selection too.” Visit Burwood Pharmacy at 11 Parnwell Street.

Metal tassel necklace $59. Available at Pay it Forward.

Discover a store full of treasures at Twine.

Porcelain tea-light houses now available at Coco Gifts.

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Halloween is on our door step, so Halloween is on our door step, so y in and get your costume soon at y in andGroovy get your costume soon at Costumes. Groovy Costumes.

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New mandarin & basil bodycare at Terra Viva.

‘Natty’ reclaimed rimu products available at The Flock.

magine being able to own a painting by an artist whose work hangs in the homes of global personalities like The Clintons or iconic institutions like John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Now you can. From 11am to 4pm Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October, The Classic Villa Hotel on Worcester Boulevard – managed by Peter Morrison – will come to life with the creations of Rhonda Campbell. With a gallery previously based in the Christchurch Art Centre for over 20 years, Campbell is returning to familiar creative territory. “I still enjoy painting and selling to people whom appreciate what I do. I also paint what I enjoy,” Rhonda says. If your abode is deserving of an inspiring pick-me-up, explore Rhonda’s innovation for yourself.

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Dress to impress There are myriad opportunities for innovative décor in homes that have lived many lives.

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Interior accessories in stylish gold and black now arrived at Etagere.


or example, old-school fireplaces that have long given up their status as a cockle warmer, and have assumed a more ornate feature role, have great potential. The best part is it doesn’t have to cost you a pretty penny to transform the look and feel of this feature into something totally unique. Flowers – pseudo or authentic – have the ability to dress up an older fireplace. Simply add discreet hooks to the fireplace frame, or super adhesive double sided cellotape. Whatever works best with the material. Then introduce a bouquet of colour, or if you prefer a more pared back look, opt for a more neutral colour like white. Depending on your mood or season, change up the aesthetic as often as you like. 1 – 26 OCTOBER 2016

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Gifts and homewares with a difference now instore at Kabchi’s Homewares.

30% Sale off selected furniture at Dusty Old Things.

Curious creature from David Lloyd’s new exhibition ‘Tales untold & songs unsung’ at Little River Gallery.

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thing to do. You can do that with homes too and that is why people go to group home builders. There is no competitive

Focusing on the metre rate value can mean missing out on great opportunities to enhance the yield of your investment.

Building for investment I often get asked how much it is to design a three bedroom investment home. It is very quickly followed by how much it is to build per metre. Vincent Sanders, Director of Bespoke Architecture.


lthough cost is a very important factor for your investment, you can often do yourself a disservice by focusing on the cost and not the quality. The cheapest price when buying a commodity sold by many people is a smart

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edge though in trying to rent or sell the same thing on the same street as you find in subdivisions around town. The value of the building is capped by the value of the identical ones in the area. So why do it? Our job is to create a quality and intelligent design to maximise the value of your project. Focusing on the metre rate value can mean missing out on great opportunities to enhance the yield of your investment and a well thought out design can reduce the cost of the build while maintaining a competitive edge for the value of your property. In a tightening market (or in any market), a quality product is always going to be more desirable than its competitors. Good design attracts good buyers and tenants who will be proud of your investment.

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Colour Confidence Dark hues can have such an impact and create a sense of drama yet at the same time give a very calm and cocooning feeling.

In his new book, In the Mood for Colour, Hans Blomquist offers a swag of ideas and inspired illustrated suggestions for imaginative ways to inject colour into your home.


hile dark and moody colours can be hard to digest for some and loved by others, many people may long to try them but don’t dare. Dark hues can have such an impact and create a sense of drama yet at the same time give a very calm and cocooning feeling. Choose from the deepest indigo, inky black, thunder grey and earthy brown shades. Variations on these colours will work well with any style of architecture and decor, whether your home is super-modern or more traditional. If you don’t want an all-dark interior, you can still create drama by using contrasting colours. Placing dark pieces of furniture and textiles against a lighter backdrop can be just as effective and arresting as when the walls are dark too, as the objects will be thrown into relief.

While white may be the first choice for many when it comes to choosing colours for their home, it can feel a little boring and safe. To create a successful pale interior, it is important to work with layers of different textures and the lighter shades of various pigments, and to add vintage surfaces into the mix. Creating a textural mix in an all-white room will give it more depth and interest, as the different materials bring an extra dimension to an otherwise plain look. There is nothing wrong with plain, but if you want to add something extra, items with a rich patina will help you create a multilayered effect. Introducing some elements of natural wood will bring warmth and texture to a scheme that may otherwise seem stark. Soften interiors by adding a few vintage pieces, as an all-new, shiny interior can lack soul and personality. A key element to add to any interior is something green. If you look at a room and feel that something is missing, but you can’t put your finger on it, try introducing some greenery. It can be a single leaf, a potted plant or a few stems of wild flowers in a simple glass jar.

This edited excerpt comes from In the mood for colour by Hans Blomquist with photography by Debi Treloar and Hans Blomquist, published by Ryland Peters & Small, and distributed by Bookreps NZ.

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I recently attended a business seminar in Auckland themed around the challenges of performing under pressure. Although I’m not able to share the specific material put forward by the presenters, I am going to recount some of my most significant observations and the takehome tips that evolved from these. The seminar/summit was a collaboration between the Auckland Chamber of Commerce and the New Zealand Athletes Federation. The presenters were internationally recognized elite New Zealand athletes, all of whom were household names and singularly capable of causing a social media storm just by entering the building. This talented group shared their individual stories involving not only their outstanding successes but their soul-destroying failures, and in doing so provided the business attendees with strategies they could apply to their own professional lives. Business and sport share some commonalities. Success in either field requires a toolbox of strategies, specific disciplined behaviors, a strong mental psyche and a healthy dose of curiosity.

Performing under pressure as an athlete, as for anyone in business, is far from easy. The stakes are high and in my own industry they involve people’s biggest asset – their home – and engage their biggest emotional triggers around how they feel about it. This means business relationships that can see you teeter on the cusp of being a lifelong friend or being someone that the client never wants to work with again. The pressure comes from:

• The need to deliver, especially around price, and always around the processes or activities involved to achieve it. At times like listing, auction day, presenting offers or negotiating difficult terms, pressure is always a constant.

• The need to read and anticipate the market at any given time, just as the sportspeople presenting to us had to read the climate, their competitors and their level of fitness to undertake the job. I always do a simple and personal audit every morning to check my own level of ‘match fitness’ to lead our team. • The need to constantly make improvements. Training, be it in sport or

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real estate, is a prerequisite for success and although the basics should always be attended to brilliantly, so to should new methodology be explored. High stakes require high levels of skill and commitment, and although no one at the seminar could count winning a gold medal or a Rugby World Cup among their own achievements (unlike our presenters), we could all dream about – and hope to emulate to a tiny degree – what it takes to perform under pressure and come out on top. So, there you go. As easy as it is to dismiss pressure as a New Age, First World concern, without it even the hope of performing well won’t ignite. Just imagine if Richie as a lad in Kurow, Valerie growing up in South Auckland, Hamish Carter and Mahé Drysdale hadn’t thought to confront pressure. As one of them said on the day, if I had known some of the right strategies earlier, I would have doubled my medals. Get your head around what your own pressure thresholds are and work in a space that lets you be your own champion.








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Designing and delivering dreams the entire project. “We can offer expert advice and guidance with everything from building structure to material choices, heating and lighting. “An interior plan is drawn up and all the client needs to do is make choices – we can help them as little or as much as they like. We can even liaise with a landscape company so the outdoor area is completed before you move in.”

Along with function, aesthetics, layout and flow, creating a warm and safe home is the most significant factor. If you are thinking about building your dream home, DJ Hewitt Builders Ltd can help – even before you’ve chosen a site.


he award-winning company has over 20 years’ experience taking care of the entire process, from concept to completion. “We’re not just builders – we also plan, design and manage,” says Daryl Hewitt. “At the very beginning, we can help you choose the site to make sure it’s the

right fit for the home you’re envisioning, and we can work with your designer or help you select one, as well as ensure your budget is feasible for what you want.” Once a concept has been approved and the preliminary stage is taken care of, the team will guide you through each step of

The company provides full, detailed documentation throughout the process to clarify each cost and keep track of the budget. Along with function, aesthetics, layout and flow, creating a warm and safe home is the most significant factor, says Daryl. “We want our homes to stand the test of time, look good and perform well. Our clients love working with us and a happy client is the most important aspect of what we do.”

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Especially in photos, the house-hunter’s critiquing eye instantly builds a first impression. Homes need to stand out from the competition. Viv’s interior design experience combines with Jess’s perfecting skills. “It’s hard to look at your home objectively,” Jess says. “We see things from a purchaser’s perspective while ensuring it still feels like a family home.” Classic furniture and accessories in neutral palettes are used to complement the home’s age and style. “Empty rooms often appear smaller,” Viv says. “It’s incredible how you can utilise space. A desk, for

A boutique home styling and interior design service specialising in giving homes a flattering facelift.

With house-selling season in full swing – well-dressed homes are the ones getting noticed.


hoka Design is a boutique home styling and interior design service specialising in giving homes a flattering facelift, and fronted by mother and daughter team Viv Bradbury and Jess Blakely.

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example, can sit under a bedroom window. A playroom can be transformed back into a lounge, or a statement chair can brighten a corner. Conversely, it’s sometimes what you take out, that creates space.” Viv is the expert, who has this down to a fine art. Clients have flexibility from partial staging or full dressing and styling through to a full interior design service. The duo suggests it’s also an opportune time to begin packing and putting things into storage to remove clutter – and of course the perfectionist pair are also the interior design professionals, if you’re not going anywhere. To contact Ohoka designs phone Viv on 021 392 371, Jess on 021 879 777, or email

COST EFFECTIVE AND CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION Competitive Homes Canterbury provides an excellent value, highquality, flexible solution for new landscapes – a happy medium in the daunting new-build marketplace.


t comprises of a nationwide co-operative of independent building professionals offering design options of outstanding form and durability. With the advantage of an affiliation with the Bunnings Group, the acquisition of cost-saving materials ultimately benefits the client. Daryn Stanley, director of family business Jordent Homes, has been a builder for 26 years. As the Canterbury representative for Competitive Homes, this has enabled him to offer affordable, timely and

professional workmanship, as a registered master builder, for both residential and commercial builds. “It’s a good result for a fair price – so we sell on our merit,” he says. Claims to Canterbury fame include the regional lounge at Christchurch Airport and the carpentry contract for the Cholmondeley Children’s Home rebuild. With Daryn’s loyal carpentry subcontractors, the team has just completed St Andrews College Chapel (on behalf

of Armitage Williams Construction). Its intricate detailing showcases the team’s skills and capabilities. Drawing upon this expertise enables clients to add their own touch of bespoke personality to their chosen home. Daryn says the hardest part is figuring out want you want, so the Competitive Homes design series offers a sound

Claims to Canterbury fame include the regional lounge at Christchurch Airport. starting point, where clients can request their own unique variances to the style or footprint. Alternatively, they can be built exactly to plan – this option reduces leadtime to build. He also believes in implementing sustainable and eco-friendly elements such as wool insulation, and thermally broken aluminium glazing to greatly reduce indoor condensation. Visit or phone 0800 021 849

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DESIGNER PHILANTHROPY The Sealy Designer Bed campaign is at the forefront of helping to combat breast cancer.

Cancer – breast cancer in particular – profoundly affects thousands of people in New Zealand every year. The Sealy Designer Bed campaign is at the forefront of helping to combat breast cancer, creating effective dialogue around the subject, raising awareness and most importantly helping to generate funds that can be invested into vital research.


ach year the brand partners with much-loved Kiwi personalities, giving them a once in a lifetime opportunity to create fabric artwork for a Sealy Posturepedic Exquisite bed. Imaginative, inspiring and innovative, the designs add a new dimension to the expression ‘beauty sleep’.

This year, treasured New Zealand broadcaster Stacey Morrison was one of the chosen four alongside cook and dietitian Nadia Lim, Silver Fern Maria Tutaia and image consultant Lorraine Downes. Stacey’s story is particularly poignant as her mother passed away at 45 from the disease. “The older you get the more you

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realise how young she was. The grief gets easier but when I see how much she has missed out on… that is the tragedy… not knowing her grandchildren. “When Sealy came to me I thought it was amazing. I like the idea of mindfulness before sleep – feeling connected and safe. My design was inspired by whanau living, retro caravans, nostalgia, the arts and vintage. I wanted it to be in keeping with the colours of a Kiwi summer.” Stacey’s husband wrote the incantation around the bed base and it’s a saying they repeat to their children every night and translates to - ‘The sky is calm, the earth is at peace, the whole world is tranquil. Peaceful sleep descends, rest in the knowledge you are surrounded by deep affection, love and serenity. Rest now, rest well, rest is yours’. The four, one-off Exquisite beds will be listed on TradeMe between 17 and 31 October, with the entire proceeds donated to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

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11 Naseby Street



Superbly designed by Matz Architects


The 235m² floor-plan boasts a double


Well manicured 372m² grounds,


Fully appointed main suite. Two - three

height atrium in the formal living room encompass the private outdoor area


Rosemarie de Jong M 027 240 8005

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Tucked away at the end of a private lane, this gorgeous property combines classic Cape Cod architecture with contemporary modern living. Five bedrooms and three bathrooms (two ensuite), a separate study or sixth bedroom, 2 living areas and a spacious open plan kitchen and dining room, with French doors opening out onto the deck ensures there is plenty of space for a growing family, or visitors, who may never want to leave. Lovely indoor /outdoor ow, with a view from every aspect. All day sun and breath taking views over the estuary , the coast, and over to the Southern Alps. Beautifully landscaped and mature gardens, combined with the micro climate of Mount Pleasant ensures outdoor entertaining is a delight, or you could just relax and take in the views from any one of the thoughtful spaces. An internal double garage and workshop, completes the picture. There really is a space for everyone. Close to Mt Pleasant School and bus route, a short drive beach, this is hillside living at its best. 90 October 20, 2016 Metropol

View Thurs/Sun

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From 12pm, Thurs 10 Nov 2016 (unless sold prior) 3 Deans Ave, Chch

Open home Thurs 27th Oct 7- 8:00pm Join us for nibbles and refreshments, view the property and take in the ever changing Christchurch landscape. Naomi Burge P: 03 348 4149 M: 022 456 9579 E: Licensed Agent REAA 2008 Follow us on Facebook for regular updates and property information:

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Modern Classic


Rarely are we favoured with instruc�ons to sell a home of this quality and size. Built with me�culous a�en�on to detail, the home has been superbly constructed to maximise the elements of light, sun and space. Generously propor�oned living is complemented by a superblyappointed chef's kitchen, replete with European appliances and abundant storage. The 278sqm floorplan is excep�onally well-configured to include bedrooms and bathrooms on both levels - ensuring flexibility for all ages and stages. Italian �ling delivers sleek lines and every element gleams with deluxe comfort crea�ng the ul�mate in serenity and simplicity. Your inspec�on will reveal the full extent of the specifica�ons and luxurious detailing. The clever posi�oning of the house on the �11sqm grounds means outdoor entertaining areas follow the sun and are sheltered. Despite the home’s newness, lovely established plan�ngs provide easy care landscaping - meaning you can just walk in and enjoy. Your educa�onal op�ons are wide-ranging, with a mix of popular public and private schools vying for your a�en�on. This splendour is hard to describe adequately, so we must make do with just two words…See it!

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Some truly wonderful grand old architecture is being offered here in Christchurch “as is where is” for a frac�on of its original value. Perfectly habitable, this has been lived in con�nuously since the earthquakes, the house is deemed repairable, but the current owners have chosen otherwise and have just completed their ‘new build’ nearby. Vast spaces, 370sqm in total, a striking modern kitchen extension designed by Kerry Mason and all set on about 1200sqm. The site itself on the north side of one of our most enduringly popular streets may well hold appeal for those wishing to create new in the future. This ‘Grand Old Lady’ is being offered “As is Where is” and uninsured.

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And it’s very good news for those families searching the current marketplace. Our seller is based in the 'Big Apple' now and no longer has the need for a Christchurch home. Refurbished post-earthquake by previous owners, this is a very fine example of a beau�fully modernized gentleman's residence so characteris�c of this era. Light and bright inside there is a fabulous kitchen which opens to decking and outdoor living. In fact all décor is stylish and tasteful. A newly constructed double garage may be the piece de resistance for some. Carpeted and with its own heat pump it could be an extra living space. Above this is a studio...again many possibili�es suggest themselves.

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