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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 “Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road – Nelson the untameable beast at the heart of consumer culture. Theahead.” chameleon like Mandela 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' Returning to first principles tell us that the term ‘milestone’ aka ‘an important event’ rather perplexed. lends itself to all manner of special occasions. From birthdays and anniversaries to All of this 'threads and kicks' talk has inspired some nostalgic and rather cringeachieving a goal after what feels like a Sisyphean climb (today’s issue, I’m thinking of inducing memories for me as I reflect on my style – or rather unstylish you when I say this!), milestones have a gratifying quality. evolution. It would be difficult to determine which of the styles I donned as a kid It’s easy for life to pass us by when we are too focused on achieving ‘the next of the yet eighties andopportunities nineties eras to deserves therefl 'most heinous' fashion pas we milestone’, without pause for ection and enjoy thefaux progress title. are making, life can lack meaning. It’s about finding a My between obsessionboth. with unflattering fabrics; oversized, wideleg jeans, and tie-dye balance slouch socks spring Lifeleggings is full ofwith the most inspiring and to mind as does a denim 'cowgirl' styled dress covered in sequins, which I picked motivating - sometimes even life changing - up second-hand shopping with my Mummilestones. and wore to the point its extinction. That was a sad day in our personal Some of ourof earliest household. milestones – well the ones I remember - involve learning to tie the our pink, shoelaces, I also can't forget patent leather heels that my friend and I wore on passing examinations andpreoccupation graduating. with heeled shoes (no longer the case these girls' nights out. My As we move life, some of usthe age of six when I begged my parents for my days) inthrough fact started at around add marriage, children, travelI and own pair of 'clip clops'. still vividly remember when they took me to buy them. careers to our list of milestones. I think I probably insisted on sleeping in them such was the love of these $20 Today’s editor’s perspective white, pointed heels with is bows on. dedicated to Trevor Laplanche who is of the styles we have banished to the back of The interesting thing about a lot celebrating his own milestone. I love our minds/wardrobes is that they find themselves back in vogue when style my job and in the interest of hanging royalists decide to give them a second wind. on to it I shall not give away what Ultimately, fashion is an extremely subjective, personal thing, but I believe one milestone he is celebrating! Happy of the best parts about donning something you feel really proud of, is the Birthday, Trev. confidence injection. Despite being somewhat of a Tomboy these days, I know I Perhaps today’s perspective will also love the feeling that comes over me when wearing a beautiful garment. encourage you to think about your I hope reading through some of the not-so-fashionable hallmarks of my youth own milestones – past, present and provides some starters this weekend as you share some of future. Embrace andgreat enjoyconversation them. your own sartorial sins with friends and family.

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FEELING FESTIVE? It’s fête and fair season Silly season is on its way so it’s time to kick up your heels and get amongst this year’s most generous fairs and fêtes.


Soroptomist Society, 18 October Empowerment and security are essential to our wellbeing and when we are deprived of these things; our world can come crumbling down. Soroptimist International is a global movement of women, with members belonging to more than 3,000 clubs in 126 countries. Its mandate is to educate, enable and empower girls and women worldwide. True citizens of humanity, their work provides vital lifelines and opportunities for those in need. Join the society at the Rangiora showgrounds for its 2016 craft fair and market day with all proceeds raised going to the very deserving and major benefactor Aviva Family Violence Services (previously Women’s Refuge) with donations committed to other charities/ organisations where possible.


Culverden Christmas Country Fête, 27 October When you create a concept that resonates through the ages and it reaches a quarter century – celebration is in order. On Thursday 27 October, the annual Christmas Country Fête will be bursting with homegrown talent from locally grown food and wine the freshest you can find - through to unique gifts as well as live music and demonstrations. New Zealand’s biggest country fête, this is an opportunity to experience the thrill of 5000 inspired people coming together from all over the world. Only 60 minutes north of Christchurch and just 30 minutes from the relaxing thermal resort, Hanmer Springs, where you can go to enjoy some pre or post Fête pampering.


Oxford Garden Fête, 30 October On Sunday 30 October, the quaint country village of Oxford in North Canterbury will come to life with the annual Oxford Garden Fête. A perfect opportunity to spend time with friends and family, peruse a generous offering of 70+ quality stalls against a backdrop of live music. In 2016, Wee Dram Animal Park, pony rides, a giant sandpit and even the Antiques Road Tour with Steve Purcell from Antiques International will add a new dimension to the entertainment. A tantalising selection of food and beverage stalls is the icing on the festive cake.


Manderley Home & Garden Festival, 5-6 November Senses are in for a treat at this year’s Manderley Home & Garden Festival on Saturday 5 November and Sunday 6 November. With 140 boutique stalls on site, visitors will be able to enjoy an ambitious and adventurous range of wine and craft beers set within the beautiful grounds of Manderley gardens. Eclectic Manderley entertainment, programmed by Kate and Lei’lataua Limuloa, (runners up of NZ’s Got Talent 2013) is bound to strike a chord.

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m SOCIAL SCENE AN ENGAGING LUNCHEON On Thursday 1 September, New Zealand Governance in conjunction with Christchurch Golf Club, hosted one of its regular presentation luncheons. Dame Rosanne Meo was the guest of honour.

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TOP TEAM WORK It takes a top team to make great things happen. Cindy-Lee Sinclair at Harcourts Holmwood welcomes a new look and feel to her team, each member bringing unique strengths and skills for their clients benefit.

ew to the team of licensed sales consultants is Alex Power. Alex and Cindy-Lee have a long-standing professional relationship, with Alex combining a high energy client focused approach with extensive sales and marketing skills. With a passion for meeting new people, Ben McLean is a recent Victoria University graduate and recipient of the Harcourts Scholarship in 2015, learning all aspects of real estate from the ground up. “We also have an in house stylist available who has a great sense of what works to maximise the presentation of your home, as well as providing excellent and personable communication,” Cindy-Lee says. Behind the scenes Sophie Doyle is the one who ensures that the entire process runs smoothly, organising the many small details which are key parts of the big picture. “We offer a complete sales package,” Cindy-Lee says. “We are happy to organise a gardener, or house and window cleaning - all the little extra things - to ensure your home is in top shape for selling.” Pick up Cindy-Lee’s personal blue book from the stand at Merivale Mall to check out how you can be in to travel the world with Harcourts Canterbury, find out her latest news on Facebook, or give her a call on 0274 888 616 to talk over your property needs.

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“It will stand on its former site, and will replicate, as much as is possible, the original structure. We’re very fortunate that the heritage copper dome sustained little damage – so expect to see that again.” Andrew Rutledge, CCC

Thomas Edmonds was twenty-one when he and wife Jane left England for New Zealand. Initially, Thomas opened a grocer’s store in Woolston, but three years later moved to a house in Ferry Road. From here a baking powder factory was built. Cresting the building was a motif of a rising sun, and atop the roof stood a bold banner of three words: SURE TO RISE.


homas bequeathed many buildings to Christchurch in his lifetime and in 1929, to mark his fifty years in business, a band rotunda was built on Cambridge Terrace. Sadly, the 2011 quake caused its necessary deconstruction.

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will replicate, as much as is possible, the original structure. We’re very fortunate that the heritage copper dome sustained little damage – so expect to see that again.” The rotunda won’t be returning as a restaurant, however. “Honouring the reason it was commissioned in the first place, the rotunda will once again be a venue for music and performance.” For optimum audience comfort, Andrew says the hope is that the new rotunda will feature glazing in the form of retractable windows. “They’ll be a big plus in our somewhat tricky climate.” The build begins early 2017 with an estimated completion by mid-2017. Thomas certainly chose his motto well. It was always Sure to Rise!


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KIWISAVER HOMESTART Drive section sales Changes to the KiwiSaver Homestart Grant on 1 August have been the catalyst for a sharp increase in section sales throughout Canterbury.


help alleviate that congestion. In general, there is plenty of activity all around.” The changes to the KiwiSaver Homestart Grant included lifting the existing income cap limits of both single and double income buyers, and lifting house values for new builds. Wheelans does not see any slowing in demand, fueled by migration, low interest rates and choice. This, coupled with the Reserve Bank leaving deposit requirements at 20 percent for investors purchasing new builds versus lifting the deposit requirements to 40 percent for the purchase of existing homes, will reinforce demand and growth going forward. For more information please contact Hamish Wheelans on 021 433 467.

amish Wheelans, of Gillman Wheelans one of the largest developers of sections in Canterbury – says enquiries increased by 30 percent in the week following the announcement and that level has continued. “The demand has been across the city,” Hamish says. “Halswell, Rolleston and Prebbleton, followed by West Melton and then north of the city (Kaiapoi, Woodend and Rangiora) are the most popular. Prebbleton has a loyal following and is an example of a small rural community. Halswell has convenience and good access to the city. “The northern areas are affected by the motorway, however the recent confirmation of a third northbound lane over the Waimakariri River and the northern motorway/Cranford upgrade will

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sports match By Céline Gibson

On a beautiful Saturday - 3rd of September - to the stirring sounds of bagpipes and drums, the New Zealand Parliamentary Rugby and Netball teams squared up to the Canterbury Rugby and Netball Legends at Christ’s College for two deserving charities – Hohepa and 0800HUNGRY.


t’s a day where politicians put aside their politics to unite for a good cause,” says National List MP Nuk Korako, the host of this year’s event. Nuk describes the day with a glowing account. “It was awesome! All these iconic All Blacks and Crusaders from yesteryear putting in a cameo appearance then were replaced by their kids, while others like Alex Wyllie and Fergie McCormick came to support.” Nuk also cites the beneficence of those organisations, businesses and individuals who contributed behind the scenes. “They know who they are; their generosity – in time and donations –

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went above and beyond.” Nuk taps a finger on the Parliamentary Sports Match flyer, “Kind of explains why we Kiwis rate so highly in philanthropy in the world, doesn’t it?” The matches were live-streamed, something Nuk was determined on, as both Hohepa and 0800HUNGRY had identified their desire to raise their community profiles. “The live-streaming will generate interest and attention to these charities. It’s a great publicity tool.” Hilary Muir and Bevan Killick did a “fantastic job” in their MC roles at the after match auction and function. “Just over $25,695 was raised,” says Nuk, looking rightly chuffed.

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Aidof a Life less ordinary


A life lived with authenticity of self and a will to always be curious and adventurous provides the perfect basis for a life less ordinary. Andrea Brewster is an incandescent example of this. Chair of the Christchurch Trade Aid Trust and a finalist in the Westpac Women of Influence Awards in the Young Leader category, she is an inspiring crusader for social change at grassroots and global levels. 1. How did you end up becoming Chair of the Christchurch Trade Aid Trust? I started as a Volunteer Educator, speaking to community groups about how fair trade is changing the world. I was then asked to become a Trustee of the Christchurch Shop Trust, and when the Chair role became vacant I was honoured to be nominated. I am passionate about governance and especially getting younger people onto boards, so this has been a great journey. 2. For those unfamiliar with the inspiring Trade Aid, can you please explain the role of the organisation? Trade Aid is New Zealand’s pioneering social enterprise, founded in 1973 in Christchurch. We’re improving the lives of talented artisans all over the world through fair trade. We import handmade crafts, homewares, and jewellery and sell them in our retail stores, which are owned by independent charitable trusts. Trade Aid also imports food products including raw coffee and cacao, and makes all our fair trade chocolate here in Christchurch.

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3. What is it that you enjoy most about the role and the organisation? I recently discovered that my grandparents were involved with the beginnings of Trade Aid; helping Tibetan refugees in India export their traditional carpets. It’s incredibly special to continue the family legacy and learn how fair trade contributes to economic empowerment. Closer to home I’ve enjoyed overseeing the move of our shop back into the city. You can now find us in the Re:start mall – close to where the Trade Aid shop on Cashel Street was for many years before the earthquakes. It’s great to be part of the buzzing central city! 4. How unique is Trade Aid from other organisations of a similar ilk? There are now lots of awesome fair trade organisations in New Zealand. Trade Aid was the first, and we’re part of the World Fair Trade Organisation, which means we have to adhere to ten standards around equitable and environmentally friendly

practices in all aspects of our business. There’s more transparency and accountability than individual product labelling schemes, such as the Fairtrade label. 5. How do you balance the responsibilities of Trade Aid with your other work? I have another board role with Catapult Employment Services, which just won Champion Charity at the Canterbury business awards. Catapult supports disadvantaged Cantabrians into paid employment, provides career mapping and work-related anxiety counselling – it’s another organisation making a big difference to people’s lives. This year I’m participating in the Committee for Canterbury’s Future Canterbury leadership programme, working on a research project about freedom camping. And I have a real job too - communications advisor for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. I’m very disciplined with my time and

comms, starting in advertising agencies while researching my Honours thesis on Facebook marketing in small businesses. Last year I got the opportunity to work on comms and stakeholder engagement for the central city rebuild at CERA. That was a great professional challenge and I loved contributing to our new city – it included highlights like the Bus Interchange opening and working with the SPECTRUM street art festival. Now at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet I advise our leadership team on strategic communications projects, and manage internal communications. 7. What are some of your ultimate personal and professional ambitions? My goal is to create positive and lasting change and inspire people, and I’d like to do that by eventually becoming a CEO and professional director. We need more women in leadership, and that change isn’t happening fast enough so I’m doing what I can. This year I’ve had recognition from Women on Boards as a ‘next generation’ leader, and it’s

After travelling I always have a renewed appreciation for our relative political and economic stability, and our beautiful outdoor backyard which needs to be protected for everyone to enjoy.

being focused on whatever I’m doing in the present moment. My weeks often involve travel to multiple cities, long days, meetings before and after work, events and giving talks, and I’ve had to become a morning person to fit in gym sessions! Staying fit helps - I have a great personal trainer who keeps me honest, and I love getting out in the hills to clear my head while trail running and ski touring. 6. Tell us about how your career has evolved in other areas I’ve always worked in marketing and

incredibly humbling to be a 2016 Women of Influence finalist. I’m really proud to be part of this initiative and hope to continue the journey in many years to come. 8. What is some of the most inspiring travel you have done and how has this impacted your life in a personal and professional capacity? In my mid-teens my parents took us to India twice, including a visit to our World Vision sponsored child in rural Palassa. That showed me how lucky we are to live in New Zealand with access to

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education and choices, and has been a big influence on my involvement in social enterprises like Trade Aid. I recently returned from a month in South America for the Rio 2016 Olympics. That was an incredible experience and it highlighted how fortunate I am to be able to go on trips like that. After travelling I always have a renewed appreciation for our relative political and economic stability, and our beautiful outdoor backyard which needs to be protected for everyone to enjoy. 9. Who do you look to for guidance and advice around your career? I’m lucky to have many amazing mentors who give me sage advice when I need it, and I’m really grateful for the support I’ve had from so many different people. This year Lisa-Marie Richan has been my formal mentor through the Future Canterbury leadership programme. I’m also surrounded by fabulous strong women in my circle of peers and friends, who inspire me every day. 10. Favourite mantra? We all get the same 24 hours a day!

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Lyttelton Life: A Town To Treasure By Céline Gibson

While going about their digging business recently, a SCIRT team unearthed a precious piece of maritime history, buried two metres deep in one of the steepest streets in Lyttelton. It was a 1.6 metre cast iron anchor. The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team immediately stopped work to call in an expert.


ccording to archaeologist Peter Mitchell, “It appeared to be an admiralty anchor with a sliding stock. It may have been used for either a smallish vessel or as a spare anchor used for kedging. Wrought iron anchors were

from the early 1800s, whereas anchors of cast iron or steel date from the late 1800s.” Christine Wilson of Lyttelton Community House wasn’t surprised at the find. “In an old port town like this - they’ll find heaps yet!”

Our talk moves to things above earth. What’s great about Lyttelton? Christine stares out her window. “Look out there!” The sea is turquoise, toytown boats bob gently in the distance. Christine smiles, “You should talk to Wendy Everingham!”

From coastal walks and half day tramps, to the Lyttelton Township ‘Nooks and Crannies’ walk, there’s something here for everyone. Wendy manages the Lyttelton Information Centre and produces the Lyttelton Harbour Review, a fortnightly produced, information packed booklet. “Our new Walking Map of Lyttelton is your best guide!” From coastal walks and half day tramps, to the Lyttelton Township ‘Nooks and Crannies’ walk, there’s something here for everyone. Perfect! And if on your perambulations you find a SCIRT team getting excited about something down a hole, get your cameras ready – it might just be your most treasured shot! Visit

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ead teacher of 15 years, Jenny Clark, says it’s the greatest thing since Christmas, turning four and finally being eligible for the revered biannual concert. “You can be anything you want if you put your mind and imagination to it - every child has a talent and we need to build on that and not squash it.”

“Every child has a talent and we need to build on that.”

FOSTERING CREATIVE EXPRESSION Mozart’s father was known to chant “practise, practise, practise” to his protégé son – and that’s exactly what the children at Mozarts Kindergarten have been doing in time for the Four-Year-Old’s Choir, 12 October at Rangi Ruru hall.


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It’s like being transported into Hogwarts at Mozarts, which is festooned with art, colour and fantasy, complete with a Harry Potteresque grotto - and as Jenny says, you can’t have too much glitter! Even the fences are handpainted by little budding artists. There is a ratio of seven children to a fully registered teacher, each with talents of their own and who encourage creativity and inquisitive imaginations. Reading time is interactive with stories coming to life with sounds and actions. Creations are made from recycling and then used as learning tools. There’s dancing, Einstein’s science time upon the flying carpet, numeracy is taught within an exciting game, and there’s always a theme of the moment. Recently it was the mini Olympics and then pets, when kittens to snails were welcome. “They get to do things they can’t do at home. However, days are still structured with routine so it’s a wonderful transition for school.” Mozarts Kindergarten is located at 69 Bristol Street, St Albans. Phone 355 5099. Email or visit MozartsKindergarten/


By Majka Kaiser

Timeless, chic, grungy, or simply downright relaxed, styles may come and go, but no matter the cut, denim jeans remain a trusty wardrobe mainstay. Versatility is key and with these top styling tips you can wear jeans day and night, season after season, and never get bored.


Having a ‘fat’ day? A crisp oversized cotton shirt or a tunic over a pair of stretchy skinny jeans will hide a multitude of sins. In the cooler months don an oversized wool sweater and a pair of knee high boots for the ultimate coverage and confidence.

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Keep it simple by pairing inky blue denim jeans with a clean-cut neutral top. Use these basics as a blank canvas then add the ‘wow-factor’ with bold accessories like a wildly patterned clutch, scarf, jewellery, or footwear.

Dazzle after dark with a touch of bling. A sequin top or jacket can elevate the most humble pair of jeans to new heights. If you’re not quite so brave to sport sparkling sequins then metallic or shimmery fabrics will create a similar lux look that’s a little more understated.

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For the classic, casual look you can’t go past a pair of your favourite well-worn jeans with a white T-shirt teamed with a leather motorcycle jacket. Wear with flats, heels or boots depending on your mood.

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For Casual Fridays, or if you’re lucky enough to clock into a workplace that’s laid-back enough, then keep things professional by dressing up a sleek pair of jeans with a tailored blazer or tuxedo-style jacket and a pair of sexy heels or ankle boots.

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PERFECTION The beauty and sentiment of pearls has meant they have long been held in the highest regard. Refreshingly, their status has contemporized over time, with the precious ‘queen of gems’ favoured by leading fashion houses like Chanel. The true beauty of pearls is that you can accessorise with them every day and they are not just for high days and holidays.

heir reputation is modern and every bit as magical given the journey they go on to become the stunning creations we treat as heirlooms, transcending generation after generation. Fortunately for lovers of divine pearls, Kennett Crafted Jewels on Colombo Street, has an in-house pearl expert. Neroli Fornasier hand selects the pearl range from local suppliers. From Fresh

The beauty and sentiment of pearls has meant they have long been held in the highest regard. Water and Akoya Pearls to South Sea and Tahitian Black Pearls, the range is elegant and exquisite. A stunning addition is the natural pink and mauve Fresh Water Pearls. Pearls always make a spectacular gift and are becoming a particularly popular and thoughtful 21st gift with interest in this age bracket gaining momentum. From a traditional pearl strand to earrings to a contemporary necklace, come and choose an exquisitely crafted pearl piece or work with the team to design your own pearl creation. To peruse the stunning collection, or discuss your bespoke creation, visit Kennett Crafted Jewels at 462 Colombo Street. Phone 366 1232

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OPENING 19TH OCTOBER Enquire Now Phone. 03 355 1108 Cnr Cranford Street and Westminster Street, St Albans Email. 22 October 6 2016 Metropol

therapies work in natural synergy with the skin, body and mind and are designed to respect the body’s complex physiology. ELEMIS facials are machine free, and when the mask is setting, a dedicated therapist will massage any life stresses away! Clients are never left alone under a steam machine, but receive at least 20 minutes of pampering where highly qualified Thai therapists massage the head, shoulders, feet, hands

Treat yourself and your loved ones to the ultimate in worldclass, holistic pampering.

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SOCIAL SEASON It’s time to get your skin ready for summer dresses and the coming social season!

and arms using powerful massage sequences. These clinically proven facials are supported by the extensive ELEMIS skincare range sold exclusively in Christchurch by Lotus at Siam.


otus at Siam knows and appreciates that skin deserves to be treated with care. Its luxurious body treatment, the Thai Herbal Coconut Body Scrub, is the perfect solution for winter skin in need of revitalisation. This decadent treatment stimulates cell renewal, exfoliates, increases circulation, and transforms the look of skin so it looks and feels great for the coming social season. The treatment includes a 60 minute body scrub for soft, smooth and hydrated skin, followed by a soothing 60 minute Thai Aromatherapy Massage. While attending to the skin on the body, it’s the perfect opportunity to start a regular facial routine to ensure skin on the face is equally healthy and glowing. Partnering with Elemis, Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa now offers six scientific facial solutions for all skin types. For those wondering what makes ELEMIS facials different to facials at other spas, it’s the beautiful symbiotic relationship with the makeup of the human body. ELEMIS facial spa

Do you have a special birthday or event coming up and are you looking for the ultimate present for your special someone? A gift voucher for one of Lotus at Siam’s decadent treatments makes life even sweeter. Purchase gift vouchers online or at the spa - the spa also offer electronic gift vouchers if you’re rushed for time! Lotus at Siam is open from 9am until late seven days a week. Visit to peruse its exquisite treatments, or call today and treat yourself and your loved ones to the ultimate in world-class, holistic pampering.

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BEAUTY 1. BOX By Majka Kaiser

Trilogy Eye Contour Cream Prep those pretty peepers, reduce puffiness, and smooth away fine lines with this nutrient rich eye cream. This fast absorbing cream is packed with natural goodies like aloe vera, acai and Trilogy’s unique antioxidantrich Rosapene oil blend. Wake up every morning to a brighter, revitalised complexion.


MAC Cremeshee Glass - Right Up My Alley Live life in the fast lane with MAC’s It’s A Strike bowling inspired collection. Treat lips to a range of matte lipsticks and high gloss lip lacquer in ruby red, plum, mauve and fuchsia. Rich eye shadows feature striking shades in bright lime and blackened cherry, alongside liquid eyeliner pens and nail lacquers.


Clinique Lid Pop - Petal Pop Welcome the newest addition to the Clinique Pop family. For an instant pop of colour, this eye shadow uses a newly developed “slurry technology” that began life as a smooth liquid and transformed into a super lightweight powder through a slow baking process. With eight pigments to choose from, create an intense gaze guaranteed to warrant a second look.


Estée Lauder Revitalising Supreme + Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme Unlock your skin’s youth potential with this potent moisturising balm. Featuring a unique and exclusive antioxidant-rich Moringa leaf extract, your skin will receive the kick-start it needs to promote natural collagen production to keep skin looking youthful.


Bobbi Brown Long Wear Liquid Eye Liner This unique new liner collection comes in five dazzling chrome finished hues. Inspired by the seductive feline looks on the fashion runways, this modern take on the liner bestows a stunning eye-catching sparkle on its wearer.

Emerald City & Blue Danube

Celebrate the start of spring with these fresh collections featuring opalescent murano glass style beads!

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ULTHERA HAS FINALLY ARRIVED IN CHRISTCHURCH! Ultherapy is a new type of nonsurgical, non-invasive procedure that uses focused ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck and under the chin and even the décolletage (upper chest area).


ith Ultherapy there is no downtime, no foreign substances, no radical change just a healthy revving-up on the inside for a natural, noticeable effect on the outside. It causes a tighter, better fitting skin, even on the neck - it’s the lift without the surgery! Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure cleared by the FDA to lift the skin on the brow, neck, under the chin and the décolletage. Unlike lasers, which penetrate the skin from the outside-in, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin and delivers targeted energy specifically into the deep, structural tissues. This stimulation of the


After 90 Days

deep supportive layers of the skin initiates a regenerative response stimulating the growth of new collagen, which lifts and tightens the skin over the next 90 days. The results appear gradually over the next 60-90 days and the new, young collagen that results is still present a year after the procedure. However, it’s not a magical cure, the skin will continue to age. It is recommended to have yearly touch-

up treatments to help keep pace with the ageing process. Ultherapy is not a replacement for the surgical face-lift. Many people want some lifting but are not ready for surgery and there are also younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game!” Call the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic on 351 3241 to see if Ultherapy is the right treatment for you.

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Bring on the social season and all the spring/ summer fashion that makes it so special, starting with Cup Week and continuing through to Christmas parties and long summer evenings.


ashion boutique Made in the Shade, in Beckenham, has new stock arriving weekly – a collection of New Zealand and European lines that team quality fabrics with excellent design. Think maxi dresses, dresses above or below the knee, with sleeves or without, by the likes of Bazaar, Robe, Anne Mardell, Bittermoon, Sandwich and Smashed Lemon. Vibrant colours and gorgeous prints mix with the classic shades of navy, and black and white, with fabrics of lace, or linen and cotton pieces by Evas Sunday. For a more casual look go for cotton cargos, teamed with layers of

Italian cotton and silk, or pair one of the stand-out tops with loose fit pants or new season pants and culottes from Lisette L MontrĂŠal. Match with a cardigan from Optimum, or a little jacket, and complete your look with handmade jewellery from Zsiska. Need some help with your look? Talk with Ali and Sharon who like nothing better than putting together a complete outfit, whether it is for a special occasion or every day style. Visit Made in the Shade at 151 Colombo Street, call 332 1238 or go to

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151 COLOMBO ST PH 332 1238 Let us put the sparkle back in your day! 26 October 6 2016 Metropol

Hrs: Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-4pm




By Majka Kaiser

While most employers deem multitasking an asset in the workplace, believing it promotes productivity; scientists are dispelling this mistaken belief and are instead advocating a different approach dubbed ‘switchtasking’ that aligns with how our brains naturally work.


euroscience research supports this newfound truth in the discovery that the brain isn’t wired to do different tasks simultaneously as we once thought, or had hoped, but actually switches from one to another. Acknowledging this ‘start-stop-start’ process and knowing how to apply it effectively is vital if we want to achieve greater productivity, minimise stress and avoid unnecessary mistakes. Working in a world where people have the expectation of having their demands met almost instantly and in close proximity to others, especially in open-plan offices, it takes discipline and mindfulness not to get swept up in a

maelstrom of competing demands coming from all directions. The trick is being able to instantly drop one task before engaging completely with the next. For example, if you’re deeply immersed in one task and then interrupted by a phone call, instead of answering the call impatiently because your head’s still stuck in the previous task, the skill is being able to let go of the previous task to be able to engage fully in the one before you. Just as a dog is utterly engaged with the task at hand until a tasty treat or promise of a walk is presented, we too can learn to drop the past to focus on the present.

Acknowledging this ‘start-stopstart’ process and knowing how to apply it effectively is vital if we want to achieve greater productivity, minimise stress and avoid unnecessary mistakes.

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STYLISH LOOK SPRING SPECIAL Cup Day attire looks its finest finished with perfectly fitted lingerie.


t Blackwell’s Department Store, lingerie expert of 40 years, Lynn Fairbairn, will complete a look seamlessly with quality bra brands from A to K cup. “Once you have your outfit, we can fit to your shape the appropriate lingerie to compliment your outfit,” she says. “It literally gives you an uplifting experience – the right contours will set your garment off. Today’s fabrics have incredible shaping qualities but are still light and pretty and you can control the desired effect with a rounder, structured or minimised look. Moulded cups these days are a fine, light space-foam, eliminating lines with a smooth, polished finish.”

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 Articial Nails  Shellac Nails Manicure  Deluxe Spa Pedicure P. 03 366 9860 555 Colombo St. Shop 19, South City Centre 28 October 6 2016 Metropol

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The friendly duo work in tandem and delight in seeing customers look fabulous and leave feeling fantastic. The lingerie and fashion departments are intimate and well stocked and include accessories, hosiery, hats, bags and fascinators and beautiful clothing labels such as Preen, Foil, Esplanade, Mirrus, and Smash. In sizes from 8 to 2XL, Blackwells’ diverse range caters from smart casual to special occasion attire. Advice for Cup Day: “You have to wear what you feel really good in – otherwise it’s simply not you,” says Jeanette who’s been with Blackwell’s for 14 years. The friendly duo work in tandem and delight in seeing customers look fabulous and leave feeling fantastic. They’ll show you exactly how to be the best dressed, providing an honest and sincere service. For the man in your life, the menswear department sports some dapper outfits - especially the John Lennon shirt collection with contrasting cuffs, by English Laundry, to stand out from the crowd. Visit Blackwell’s Department Store Kaiapoi, go to, email or phone 327 8029.

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Ooo La La Oils

Hand crafted & designed leather-goods ‘FREEDOM’ is the perfect samll bag for keys, wallet and other small essentials.

Buy online: or call: 027 221 4066

‘Fantasie Isabella’ Sumptuous luxury

The Fitting Room

We create beautiful body scrubs and oils for your skin. Our luxurious products are all natural, and made in New Zealand.

207 Fendalton Rd Ph. 03 351 9244

This NZ Cup Week we’re loving the ‘Freida’ headpiece ($150; available in other colours) by local label SHOW PONY Millinery whose modern & affordable designs have been worn the world over.

Our beautiful clothes are designed and made in Christchurch by women for women. New stock arrives monthly.

Smith & Boston

Shop 6, 573 Springs Road, Prebbleton. Ph. 03 3495 646 30 October 6 2016 Metropol

SHOW PONY Millinery

Shopology, Re:START Mall (outside Ballantynes)

Stylish Cup Week Fashion by Loobies Story Fredrick Ashley Fendaltion Mall, Memorial Ave. Ph. 03 351 5892 Open 7 days

Exfoliate by Miss Bliss Available in Magical Mocha, Chai and Vanilla flavours, each blissful exfoliating scrub is locally made from 100% natural, fair-trade goodness. Metropol readers receive 10% OFF using code BLISS10 (T&Cs apply).

Progetto from Italy Divine, luxury styling.

Robin Pierre

Merivale Mall 189 Papanui Rd Ph. 355 5747

Miss Bliss Nails & Beauty Ltd Ph. 03 981 1136 / 0275 765 761

Clothing, costumes & more Smart Stuff for Smart Kids.

Smarty Pants

55 Nottingham Ave, Halswell Ph 0800 895 190

Issue Clothing Company is the work style solution for busy women. We deliver a fresh, on-trend capsule wardrobe every season. Browse and shop at E.

The perfect accessories to finish to your spring look. Browse our array of evening bags, jewellery, clutches and leather accessories. Exclusive to our online store.

Florian Rhodes

Ph 03 366 7178

Burton’s Miss Dress by Trelise Cooper it is $599. A fun, flirty dress that will solve your Race Day Dilemma.

Lynn Woods

149 Victoria St Ph.377 9476

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Therapy Kitchen Mandarin, Mint & Basil Hand Wash/Hand Lotion $24.99

To enter the draw to win simply head to (or scan our QR code with your smart phone), put in your details and tick the competitions you want to be in to win. Entries close Monday 17 October and the winner will be drawn Tuesday 18 October.


herapy Kitchen range is a culinary inspired exploration that benefits the heart of the home. It has been specifically formulated to help eliminate cooking odours and keep both your kitchen and your hands healthy and germ free. Available in the energising fragrances of

Lemongrass, Lime & Bergamot and Mandarin, Mint & Basil. Metropol has one beautiful Therapy Kitchen Mandarin, Mint & Basil Hand Lotion (RRP $19.99) and one Therapy Kitchen Mandarin, Mint & Basil Hand Wash ($24.99) with one gorgeous Aromatherapy Company tea towel to giveaway.



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STYLECONFIDENCE With spring in the air and Cup Day on the horizon there’s no better time to refresh your look with the help of a personal stylist.

Spring Styling Special! Colour and Body Shape Consultation only $70 Allow 1 hour Add on Wardrobe audit for only $70 Allow 2 hours Valid for bookings between 6 Oct & 10 th Nov 2016


elping women through her volunteer work at Dress for Success, Debbie Reeves has witnessed first hand the positive impact dressing has on self esteem that has inspired the inception of her own styling business. By mentoring them through their first job interview and styling the outfits they wear, Debbie says it has been a fulfilling calling. “Seeing how dressing for success empowers women definitely inspired me to reach as many women as possible,” Debbie explains. Building on her work with women at Dress for Success and finding herself being called on by friends and family for her trusted advice on what to wear and how to wear it, she soon established her personalised styling service, Polished Style by Debbie Reeves. With packages starting at just $100 it’s an affordable service for almost anyone, and Debbie says it can literally save you hundreds of dollars on embarrassing style faux pas and barely worn items that have been relegated to the back of the wardrobe. Beginning with an initial consultation Debbie gives a body shape assessment that reveals the most flattering styles for your figure and a colour guide for hues that best complement your skin tone and accentuate your best features. Then comes the best bit - the shopping expedition! Along the way Debbie offers insider style tips on hair, make-up and fashion accessories to create the complete polished look from head to toe. Whether you’re looking for a fresh approach to your personal style or assimilating a killer work wardrobe, Debbie has the skills to win back your confidence in the style stakes.

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A new medical ultrasound practice specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology • Musculoskeletal (ACC scans) • Vascular (Carotid, DVT, arterial) • Small parts (testes, thyroid, lumps, foreign body localisation) • General ultrasound

53 Caulfield Ave, Halswell, Christchurch 8025 Phone 03 595 2256 Email



The University of Otago, Christchurch is currently conducting a number of studies of people with gout. These studies have ethical approval. They include: Tart Cherry: To find out if this is helpful in the management of gout The genetic basis of gout If you have gout, live in the Christchurch area and are interested in being part of this research, please contact us to get more information. Some exclusion criteria apply. Jill Drake, Rheumatology Research Nurse Ph. (03) 3786088 or email

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COMMUNITY CENTRIC CARE patients can access general practice doctors, as well as dental, physiotherapy, podiatry, chiropractic and acupuncture services.

“We are excited to be part of this integrated health care campus.” Paul Kendrick, Lead Sonographer at Longhurst Ultrasound, is referring to the comprehensive health facility – Longhurst Health - in the suburb of Halswell where Longhurst Ultrasound has recently set up practice.


opulation growth in the south-west area of Christchurch post the 2011 earthquakes saw an unprecedented demand for health services in the suburb of Halswell. The result is Longhurst Health, an integrated family health centre providing convenient, accessible and high standard health services to the local community. In one stylishly-designed building, patients can access general practice doctors and nurses, as well as dental, physiotherapy, podiatry, chiropractic and acupuncture services. There is also a pharmacy, a hand clinic and a café onsite and now the ultrasound practice has joined the other specialists. “I’ve been involved in ultrasound imaging since the technology was developed in the 1970s,” Paul says. “Most of that time I have worked away from Christchurch, for the Nelson/Marlborough DHB and also in Auckland. I’ve been looking for an opportunity to return to the South Island to be with family and the Longhurst Health development offered just that.” Paul saw there was no other ultrasound practice on the south west side of the city and realised that from the conveniently-located Longhurst Health facility he would be able to offer services, not only to the local community, but also to people from the Selwyn

District and country districts further south. Longhurst Ultrasound is a private, specialist ultrasound practice. Using state-of-the-art equipment, Paul and his staff specialise in the areas of obstetric and gynaecological scans and screening and also carry out musculoskeletal and vascular scans as well as scans of other parts of the human body. “Our obstetrics and gynaecology patients are referred to us by their mid-wives or specialists or their GP. We work in close conjunction with mid-wives and specialists to provide optimum care for mothers and babies. Mothers first of all have a dating scan, then a second scan at 11 – 13 weeks and a third anatomy scan at 18 – 20 weeks. We also carry out growth and foetal appraisals from that stage onwards until the pregnancy reaches term and provide the mid-wives with specialist graphs and growth charts.” Paul adds that ultrasound scans assist other specialists in the diagnosis of medical issues. A musculoskeletal scan for example can help determine the path of future treatment – whether that might include surgery or physiotherapy. “We are looking forward to shortly moving into our dedicated rooms on the first floor of this building. We will then have two consulting rooms and a waiting room and reception area, so we will be totally set up to provide a high standard of care to patients.” You can contact Longhurst Ultrasound on 03 595 2256.

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A TRENDSETTING SHOPPING SPOT In the weeks leading up to the event Cup Week excitement seems to be all pervasive. Shops across the city have wonderful new stock to entice race-going fashionistas and the stores at South City are excited to be part of the buzz.


agani’s special occasion wear features delightful pale pastel dresses, corals, pinks and florals - some with lace detailing, some with stripes. There are bags and fascinators galore to accessorise and a huge selection of jewellery. According to the team at Hannahs, this season is all about the block heel – from strappy sandals and elegant, elongating leg ties through to delicate, laser-perforated leather uppers in wearable spring booties. Glitter heels and new season pretty pastels of sand, light aqua and creams on kitten heels, slingbacks and courts will perfectly complement any outfit. The shoe

Wonderful new stock to entice race-going fashionistas

experts at Street Legal add that we should also be looking out for high shine metallic flats, in a full lace-up shoe or a slingback - definitely more comfortable for a day on one’s feet at the races. We also need to mention other bright new happenings at South City. It’s a little difficult to segue from fashion to toilets, but this is something very dear to the many people at the centre. The refurbishment of the centre’s toilet facilities for both the public and the staff is making good progress and by the time we are thinking of shopping for Christmas the transformation from 1990s wear to 2016 chic and contemporary should be complete.


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A spectacle of racing will entertain the crowds, celebratory bubbles will clink and fabulous fashion will be seen - welcome to another exciting Addington Cup Week.


here’s nothing quite like springtime in the garden city of Christchurch when Cup Week takes place at Addington. Thousands of stylish racegoers will celebrate on Tuesday 8 November for the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day, which is one of New Zealand’s greatest sporting and social events on the calendar. The atmosphere when a full house of keen racegoers shows their excitement and appreciation is remarkable. This iconic event will see the 113th running of the New Zealand Trotting Cup, and 11 spectacular races, gourmet foods, the bright and bold Social Media Flower Wall, the Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes and ZM Body Art, along with an array

of entertainment, including Kiwi band, Salmonella Dub who will be performing on the Lindauer Lawn roof area. A powerful performance that is not to be missed is Stan Walker, who will be singing the national anthem ‘A cappella style’. The new official beauty partner of the Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes is Lancôme, and winners will receive a pool of prizes containing their beauty products, along with Air New Zealand flights to Asia and Brisbane, as well as many more prizes thanks to major sponsors - Westfield Riccarton, Pascoes The Jewellers, Seiko, Christchurch Casino, Peninsular Beachfront Resort, Steinlager Pure and ZM. So take the opportunity to showcase your topto-toe race day look, whether it’s for

Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Lady (and runner-up) and Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Man, or ZM Body Art. Online entries are open until 10am on Monday 7 November (late entries can be made on the day). Get in quick for General Admission (early bird pricing available to 31 October) and Lindauer Lawn tickets. Addington also offers a superlative range of hospitality packages, including private and shared marquees, prime viewing hospitality and indoor and outdoor choices. The thrill of the racing itself, ample opportunities for social interaction and an elegant backdrop provides the tailor made solution for entertaining clients, rewarding staff, or simply enjoying a private and exclusive race day experience with family and friends. To purchase your tickets, or to enter the 2016 Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes and ZM Body Art, go to: #nzcup16 #letsgetexcited

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NZ Cup and Show Week is Canterbury’s highlight of the social calendar and for over a decade now, at the heart of the racing events has been Christchurch Casino. They are the sponsor of all three Racing cups – Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup at Addington Raceway, Christchurch Casino NZ Cup (gallops) at Riccarton Park and the Christchurch Casino NZ Greyhounds Cup, also at Addington Raceway. Added to this is the fun and entertainment that the Christchurch Casino provides to ensure Cantabrians and visitors alike have an action packed social calendar throughout the week.


he week kicks off on Tuesday 8 November, Cup Day - from 9am. The Grand Café serves up its traditional Cup Day Buffet Breakfast with a glass of Deutz (or orange juice if you prefer) and Christchurch Casino makes it easy for you, with return transport to the races included. For those who want the whole package, they can also include a Lindauer Lawn ticket ($120pp). If you are not going to the races, but still fancy dressing up and experiencing some glitz and glamour, then their high tea is for you with three tiers of delicious treats for $20 available with a glass of Deutz for $28, or with a glass of G.H. Mumm for $33, throughout NZ Cup & Show week. The excitement of the Cup will be broadcast on the big screens with TAB available. Monza Sports Bar will have a couple of great dine in offers with 50% off all pizza between 12pm-4pm, and from 12.30pm - 6pm, you will receive 20% off your bill! Christchurch Casino have other

great value packed dining offers throughout the week to suit all palates with The Grand Café lunch or dinner mains from $18 and Chi Kitchen offers authentic Cantonese food from Tuesday through to Sunday from 5.30pm. If you are dining on Wednesday or Thursday they will take 10% off your total bill. Saturday’s Galloping Cup will be shown on the big screen at Monza Sports Bar with TAB available and races on screen throughout the day; from 6.30pm-7.30pm early bird diners can receive 10% off food when showing their race day ticket. The fun continues throughout the week with gaming and free to enter promotions and live entertainment in the Valley Bar from Tuesday to Saturday 5pm to 2.30am and Sunday from 5pm to 11pm. EPIC Entertainment will be front and centre stage with the Christchurch Casino show girls adding an additional element of excitement to the festivities this year.

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STOP THEM IN THEIR TRACKS WITH CUP DAY STYLE AT WESTFIELD RICCARTON Step out in a look that’ll turn heads. From footwear to fascinators, we’ve got your complete Cup Day ensemble all under one roof.


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CUP DAY STYLE GUIDE From footwear to fascinators, stand out for the right reasons this Cup & Show Week.


ressing for the races can be a daunting process, even for the most seasoned attendee. Thankfully Westfield Riccarton has the style know-how and all the race day looks you need under one roof.

Modern race day attire is more about a cohesive and individual look rather than a cookie cutter one.














While race day is all about being fashion forward, there are certain race day specific style rules to follow. A race day is an elegant affair, so as a general rule you’ll dress more conservatively than you would for a nightclub, but more formal than a usual daytime event. For ladies a dress is traditional, however jumpsuits or skirt and top separates are also very popular.

Coordination is everything when it comes to your race day look, but that doesn’t mean you have to match your handbag exactly to your shoes. Modern race day attire is more about a cohesive and individual look rather than a cookie cutter one. Pick an aspect of your dress and use it as the theme to tie the rest of your look together. Headwear - whether a hat, fascinator or headpiece - is an essential part of your race day look, and heels are a must for a glamorous finish. When it comes to bags, keep them small and elegant, and most importantly, don’t forget to have fun.

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OUT MAXED By Kate Pierson

Liam Weirdly Slip from Ruby

The maxi dress has enjoyed a long and illustrious journey with some of history’s most indisputably glamourous women – Grace Kelly for example – paving the way for its lengthy reign and long shelf life (puns intended).


up and Show Week demands X factor and I think there is nothing more sophisticated than a floor length gown. For 2016, we’re taking a long-look at the most beautiful options available with silk and floral fabrics winning our hearts. With great advice about how to rock a maxi from Lynn Woods over on page 61, we’ve got your aesthetic sorted. Some of our personal

favourites reside in Lynn’s chic boutique – aka sartorial heaven – on Victoria Street with some stunning options also available at Ruby Boutique. Maxis suit a statuesque frame and can hide a myriad of sins, but there are also options for petite body shapes – just be sure to buy off the rack rather than online if you’ve never embraced the maxi before.

The charm of a elegant high tea... Our High Teas are getting quite a reputation. Perfect to celebrate a bridal shower, baby shower, a special occasion or a lovely treat between friends. A gluten free option is available. We are fully licensed and also offer a fabulous selection of non-alcoholic beverages. Book your High Tea now.

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Cup and Show Week dressing is such a fun and playful occasion. Whether you are looking for a sophisticated tailored shape, a bold statement, or a floaty and feminine style, Ballantynes is teeming with stylish possibilities. The sartorial magnates that make up the team have offered their invaluable expertise on this season’s hottest accessories offering a sophisticated point of difference.


Leather Embossing: leather is a timeless and classic addition to any wardrobe and this season leather embossing has been brought to the party by Arlington Milne. Personalise your own bag or create a bespoke gift that will stand the test of time. Flirt with extravagance and opt for the gold lettering for an extra special touch. Elms and Kings Camden Crossbody, $139.00

2. Blush Coloured Sunglasses: sunglasses are making us blush this season in the best possible way. For those with a serious sunglasses obsession, or those who just want to make their look pop this year, acquiring a pair of blush sunglasses is sure to set your look on fire. The gold and pink combination is uber feminine and flattering on all skin tones. A beautiful pair of shades is an impeccable way to finish off your summer wardrobe. Self Portrait Edition Two, $159.

A coveted look: summer 2016 has elevated the shoestring strap dress to one of the most coveted items for the season. Often balanced with a beautiful V neck, these dresses create a feminine silhouette and are available in this season’s hot colours and prints. A Ballantynes favourite has been included on this page to inspire.

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Cooper St Little Wonders Drape Dress, $189

Spring Beauty: beautiful skin this season means a fresh, dewy and sun-kissed aesthetic. A healthy and natural look with a soft pink or coral look ties perfectly with the white, navy and blush colours of summer. Camilla and Marc Tuberose Midi Dress, $600

For all of your Cup and Show Week looks, trot into Ballantynes and enjoy being guided through the journey of creating a bespoke outfit that will see you standing out from the crowd. Metropol October 6, 2016 45


Zip Me Up filled with unique one-off Cup Week pieces.

Annah Stretton ‘Pink Pretty On the Inside Collection’.


ELEGANT, COOL, FABULOUS STYLE. Phoenix Cosmetics inside the Annah Stretton store composes fuller, softer lips that create a naturally silky plump lip. Balmy, ultra-hydrating gloss plumps with sheer colour and high-shine to re-volumize lips. Silky mineral-enriched powder blush & luminous highlighters that float over the skin to create a streak-free, healthy radiance with a luxurious, long wearing finish. Dewy foundation that is mixed instore to match your exact skin tone.

The Ace of Something Fascinators at Zip Me Up.

Gallop & trot drop earrings $189 & the Good Luck Ring $99 from Andrea Moore.

The race that stops the nation deserves a winning ensemble. Translation? Shop the Race week ensembles at Zip Me Up. Wearing silk perfection thanks to Miss Crabb. The brand takes a subversive approach to shape, proportion and beauty so each piece transcends time, age and place. A Miss Crabb piece is at once skilfully complex and seemingly simple in its construction and appearance. This harmony between design and restraint allows the purity of fabrics such as silk, linen and cotton to speak for itself. View the range at Collective.

Be inspired by Kimberleys Spring/Summer 16.

Party with Miss Crabb this Summer!

These Skin Shelley wedges in both Tan & Melon are finished in a combination of leather and suede with ankle straps making it our favourite this race season.

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The Quay Eyewear range now at Andrea Biani $69 a pair.

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EXTRAVAGANZA Cup and Show Week is that distinctive time of the year when style ambitions move into overdrive and Canterbury sartorialists embark on a journey to create something extraordinary for their racing regalia.


Yellow ‘Zip Me Up’ dress and Ace Of Something fascinator.

he Colombo rises effortlessly to the challenge of providing finery, fashion and all the trimmings that culminate in an elegant ensemble. Better still, it complements its unparalleled ranges with a generous and innovative side of hospitality during the lead up. Weekends have never looked so good with the two Saturdays preceding Cup Day playing host to an ongoing extravaganza. Stores will tempt you in their own right with instore Cup Week specials, delicious chia bowls and smoothies treating Cup day shoppers, as well as bubbles in the afternoons to make an afternoon of fabulous shopping. The Colombo Style Lounge offers the perfect backdrop for dress-ups and a brand new styling service will be

available all throughout October leading up to the big day. Inspiration can be harnessed and channelled into DIY fascinator classes, which are a great forum for fashionable expression. Convenience and class have been packaged up in The Colombo’s 2016 Cup Week picnic baskets, which boast all the goodies needed for the ultimate Cup Day boot and can be purchased online at The Colombo has recently launched a bespoke gift basket service which marries perfect presents with practicality. For more information and updates on all of the above, visit the website.

Fresh Pescatarian Fare By Angela Waller

“We are fiercely proud of the fresh and local fare at both ‘Duxling’ venues,” says owner, Richard Sinke, and rightly so. “The venues are more mature, grown up versions of the Dux of old.”


ux Dine continues the tradition of pescatarian dining, started over 30 years ago at ‘The Dux’. Open all day from breakfast through to late dinners, the menu uses the freshest, local produce and seafood and is complimented by exclusively New Zealand wines. Writing in the secluded garden oasis with a light and cheerful aromatic, I could easily persuade myself that I am in a Marseilles Bistro, not here on Riccarton Road! In contrast, Dux Central is at the heart of the rebuild of our city. The feeling of rebirth is almost palpable. There is an excitement to the four bar venue that is somehow familiar. Watching the cranes in the near distance from the two-storey courtyard, with one

of over 200 craft beers for company and a live jazz quartet humming over my shoulder is a satisfyingly surreal experience. I instantly regret not ordering food when the neighbouring table’s food is delivered by the attentive waitress - the restaurant quality gastro-pub style food at Dux Central is designed to suit a diverse range of diners. It looks and smells delicious! Richard sums it up perfectly when he says, “The Dux story echoes the post-quake story of a more mature and sophisticated city. A nod to the past, with our eyes on a new and exciting future.” Dux Dine - 28 Riccarton Road/ phone 348 1436. Dux Central - 6 Poplar Street/ phone 03 943 7830.

“The Dux story echoes the postquake story of a more mature and sophisticated city. A nod to the past, with our eyes on a new and exciting future.” Richard Sinke

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Something exciting is happening to luxury & pampering in Christchurch… If beauty, luxury and pampering are your favourite things, then get excited because Christchurch’s Premier Day Spa have some wonderful news!


hamps-Elysées Day Spa was originally located in the historic Old Government Building on Cathedral Square and since the Canterbury earthquakes, have settled in a temporary location in Webb Street. They are now thrilled to announce that in November, their new home will be the stunning Charlotte Jane building in Merivale! Rich in history, this beautiful heritage building exudes elegance and luxury. From its high ceilings, grand staircase, tiled fireplaces, large sash windows, claw-foot bathtub and plush furnishings, its sophistication and old-world charm cannot be denied. This Victorian-era building, constructed in 1891, was originally a private school for young ladies. It reopened in 1997 as a boutique luxury accommodation venue and was named Charlotte Jane, after one of the first ships to bring English settlers to Lyttleton Port.

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After extensive restoration and renovations, November 2016 will see it transformed into Christchurch’s premier destination for all things beautiful, luxurious and pampering. With 10 large double suites, the new location will feature a luxurious relaxation lounge and elegant bridal suite, making Champs-Elysées Day Spa the perfect setting for exclusive Corporate Spa Retreats, Weddings Parties and Catered Spa Parties. The Day Spa’s relocation coincides perfectly with the festive season. What better gift could you give a loved one than to be one of the first to experience a truly memorable

journey of relaxation and pampering at Christchurch’s newly located and most exclusive day spa? You can also choose from a beautiful selection of luxury products including Pure Fiji, Bestow Beauty, ASAP and Matis. Joining Champs-Elysées Day Spa in the Charlotte Jane building will be Doctor Phil Frost, Christchurch’s leader in appearance and cosmetic medicine. This will perfectly complement Champs-Elysées Day Spa’s range of advanced cosmeceutical skin care treatments and provide a full selection of beauty and cosmetic treatments at one location. While Champs-Elysees Day Spa are famous for their luxurious spa experiences, they are also a leader in skin health and offer services such as IPL, Dermal Rolling, Microdermabrasion and rejuvenating Facial Peels. Watch along with the rest of Christchurch in excitement as the award winning Champs-Elysees Day Spa takes relaxation and pure pampering to a new level. To book in advance or to find out more, please phone 365 3630 or visit

A BEAUTIFUL OUTLOOK It’s that time again, when Cantabrians begin to prepare for the events of Anniversary Weekend. We all want to look and feel our best, and for many that will mean heading to an Appearance Medicine physician for some expert advice.


or Doctor Philip Frost, Medical Director at Face Value clinic in Merivale, the next few months will be a particularly busy time, with many clients seeking Botox treatments to soften frown lines and crows feet and those wrinkles that come with ageing. He offers some advice for those considering a first time treatment: “Botox is a very safe and effective treatment, yet it is also ‘techniquesensitive’, so it’s important to ensure that your practitioner is trained in aesthetic medicine to get the best results for you. Find out as much as you can about the practitioner’s experience, or visit the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine website to check for accredited doctors.”

Doctor Frost offers a full initial consultation and facial analysis to work out a plan for each client and stresses that each one is very different. He cautions against signing up to longer term plans that involve committing to ongoing treatments, similar to gym memberships. “Everyone is unique and responds to treatments in different ways. Develop a plan with your doctor, but make sure there is flexibility as you may find you do not require such frequent treatments or as many units of Botox as was initially thought.” “And do ensure you come along for your follow-up visit. It’s so important that you and the doctor are happy that the best results possible have been achieved.”

“It’s important to ensure that your practitioner is trained in aesthetic medicine to get the best results for you.” Doctor Philip Frost

With a face value treatment, everyone will notice, no one will know! All injectables performed by Dr Philip Frost



Botulinum treatments Dermal Fillers Lip Rejuvenation Collagen Induction Therapy

Plasma Replacement Therapy Minor Surgery Advanced Medical Skincare Products Treatment for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

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FASHION DESIGNERS Are multi-skilled

Students and graduates from Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Fashion School are excelling in the industry, due to their unique mix of creative and technical skills. Sophie Dinsenbacher at work at Stolen Girlfriends Club.


illiam Roper, in his second year of a Diploma in Fashion Technology and Design, recently took out the Menswear Award at the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards. He puts his success down to the broad range of skills he has gained at Ara. “Succeeding in the industry is not just

about being good at design. You need the skills to research, make patterns, select fabrics and then actually construct the garments. The advantage of this course is that we learn to do all those things,” he says. William would ultimately like to start his own label, but for now he’s looking forward

to gaining more experience with the industry’s best. He undertook a placement with Zambesi this year, which he hopes will lead to an entry-level role. Industry placements provide the opportunity for Ara students to not only gain real-world experience, but also kick off their careers. Graduate Sophie Dinsenbacher secured her first role as the result of a final-year internship with Karen Walker. “The industry work experience part of the qualification was a significant milestone for me. Interning at Karen Walker opened doors. I was offered a full-time role there, starting just three days after our final-year show,” she says. Now working as the Production Manager at Stolen Girlfriends Club, Sophie is also on the cusp of launching a custom, tailored suit company. She says that the technical skills gained through her study have played a huge role in getting to this stage in her career. “Gaining a well-balanced understanding of technical and business skills was invaluable. Having an extensive knowledge of pattern making and construction has been something that I have drawn on every day,” she says.

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place of true beauty is coming to Christchurch. In October/ November, Absolute Day Spa will become a welcome and attractive addition to the stunning ground floor of Fino Hotel Suites at 87 Kilmore Street. “Nestled privately into the hotel, with Mediterranean themed Figue Restaurant close by, it is possible to have a day of deserved indulgence followed by a delectable dining experience. Offering massages – Thai Herbal, Aroma Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage; facial therapy; make-up packages; face and body hair removal; hand and feet treatments and special packages for gorgeous brides and girls’ weekends, Absolute Day Spa will provide unparalleled pampering. In house hotel guests and locals and visitors in the Canterbury area will have the privilege of enjoying themselves in a delightful setting, looked after by highly trained and well experienced experts with local and international backgrounds. Luxurious and state of the art with an internationally sourced product range, Absolute Day Spa is on its way. Phone 0800 476 691.




igs and olives – quintessential ingredients in Mediterranean cuisine. So it is no surprise that Figue Restaurant in the recently re-opened Fino Hotel, focuses on food influenced by the wider Mediterranean region – anywhere from Turkey to Morocco, Italy to Spain. A fusion of flavours is how the team here describe the dishes it offers – casual yet sophisticated - and the food is an echo of the beautiful Italianate and Moroccan-style architecture and features of the hotel itself. The restaurant is open from 6.30am through to midnight for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Perhaps start Cup Day here with a continental or cooked breakfast and a glass of champagne. Or maybe indulge in brunch with a deluxe antipasto platter or pasta dish. Complete a wonderful day here with an alfresco dinner under the stars in the courtyard sharing delicious food and conversation –absolutely reminiscent of dining somewhere in Mediterranean Europe. Book a Figue Restaurant experience at 87 Kilmore Street or phone 0800 346 648.

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

Figue is an inspired blend of the casual and the sophisticated; The old and timeless classic melds with fresh, new and modern. The vision for the restaurant is to offer guests a relaxing yet visually stimulating experience that sets the stage for the colorful and intoxicating food and wine.


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CELEBRATE IN STYLE Within an ever-changing city, those few hallmarks which remain have become something quite special. Fino Hotel & Suites on Kilmore Street is one of these, recently re-opened after a $15 million upgrade to create a completely new look within the existing structure.


dd a little luxury to the Cup Day experience with a stay in one of the suites. Fino’s Cup Week celebrations include a special breakfast and dining experience, and happy hour from 4-6 pm, at Figue Restaurant & Bar, as well as complimentary onsite parking and transport to and from the races.

There is a distinctly Mediterranean feel to Fino, with its soaring 7 storey atrium complete with fountain and gardens. Each of the suites opens into the light filled atrium, with four penthouses pride of place on the top floor. Bring some friends together for a few days of fun in a penthouse suite – sip some bubbly on a private

Each of the suites opens into the light filled atrium, with four penthouses pride of place on the top floor. balcony with expansive views out across the city and mountains, before relaxing indoors in the luxurious and well-appointed 2 bedroom suite. Fino’s full range of suites, from the Deluxe, Fino, Family, Corporate, and even Pet Friendly which welcomes cats and dogs, all have a similar feeling of space, with their own balcony, and full kitchen and laundry facilities. All are two bedroom with a one bedroom rate also available. For more information or to make a booking, call 0800 FINOHT and visit Check out what is new on Facebook.

Located in the heart of the Christchurch CBD and surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of both new and old architectural buildings, FINO hotel & suites are located in an area which will be characteristic, quiet but lively. On entering this charming hotel complex, you will immediately sense its special and intimate atmosphere and the artistic details which have gone into making it unique and one of the kind.

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Chief Executive James Arnott explains, “We really felt Christchurch was missing a premium dining experience that was more vibrant, fun and cheerful and designed for special occasions.”

The luxe décor pays homage to the world’s most fashionable locales.

While there is no absolute definition of what constitutes a ‘premium brand’, the expression is synonymous with excellence. Bessie on Kilmore Street personifies this sentiment.


essie was born from the simple yet significant conviction that Christchurch’s hospitality scene was missing certain X factor – a culinary innovation in the form of a restaurant and bar that would push the gastronomic boundaries in looks, feel and function. Bessie has absolutely risen to the challenge since it opened its elegant doors six weeks ago, and the sense of intrigue

and inspiration it is generating shows no sign of abating, and with good reason. The luxe décor pays homage to the world’s most fashionable locales – the exposed brick walls create a NYC loftesque feel while the chic lighting and furniture creates a London vibe. At the heart of the restaurant sits a large, glasswalled dry-aging room that serves as feature and function.

The cuisine is ambitious yet at the same time comforting. With a focus on adventurous meats, the menu is equal parts innovation and inspiration. Menu designer - Chris Scott, formerly the Head Chef at the famed Rata Restaurant – has created multiple opportunities for secondary cuts of meat to fulfil their true potential. “They are not the kind of meat that can just be thrown onto a BBQ. It takes great care, skill and time to make them into something special. Our charcoal oven means we can experiment further with the flavours we produce.” Discover and experience Bessie at 178 St Asaph Street.

A healthier way of life This British-born Doctor of Chiropractic had two dreams - to create a combined wellness practice of holistic-minded professionals and move half way around the world for a Kiwi lifestyle.


ude Moriarty established Inalign Chiropractic and Health in 2010 bringing together the life-enhancing skill of her profession and the co-care of massage therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, nutrition, life coaching and neuro-linguistic programming. Chiropractic is a way of life, so she additionally educates with wellness advice, referring clients to other practitioners as unique individual requirements warrant - from symptomatic relief to ongoing body and mind care. “When your body is aligned you’ll feel great from the inside out,” she says. Inalign offers complimentary spinal checks, is ACC accredited, comparably priced and welcomes everyone from babies to seniors. Jude’s advice for Cup Day: “Ladies, just be mindful of your posture in those high heels!” Visit Inalign at either When your body 462 Tuam Street, is aligned you’ll phone 379 3370 or feel great from 7/92 Rolleston Drive, the inside out.” Phone 347 4799.

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Cup Week flavours and fun It’s a week of celebrations at JDV in Merivale - Cup Central - as the city puts on its best for New Zealand Cup and Show Week.


tart your week off the right way with a day of relaxed preparation thanks to the Verve Clicquot specials on Monday. Get together with a group of friends for the big event on Tuesday, beginning with a special breakfast and Polaris cocktail for $49. Make the most of a laid back morning before heading into the races, or stay all day and enjoy ‘A Day Not at the Races.’ Tickets are priced at $90, with a bag of goodies including drink and food vouchers, live TV coverage, and topped off by an evening of live entertainment starting at 5.30pm on the Verandah Bar. Wednesday is all about the ladies and yet another reason to dress up and celebrate. Partake in the special ladies lunch and bubbles, with wine sampling on Thursday, and a chance to let your hair down on Friday with Show Day specials. Top off your week with Race Day breakfast, lunch and dinner specials on Saturday. Find JDV at 190 Aikmans Road, Merivale – for reservations call 03 964 3860 or visit See what’s new on Facebook.

Bar & Eatery

A local favourite and is the ideal venue for a stylish meal or relaxed catch up with friends at the bar.

154 Aikmans Road, Merivale, Ph 03 961 6545

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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 four 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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ake your senses on an adventurous journey of spices and hospitality. Cantabrians are talking about Little India’s new beguiling themed restaurant in Spitfire Square. Shaped like a carriage, with curved ceilings and picture windows, it emulates a moving train. Enter via a waiting platform with vintage suitcases and a well-stocked bar - reminiscent of India’s famous ‘Palace on Wheels’. “The whole ambience is very royal,” says owner Jose Pallippat. Renowned for elegant service and striking authentic tableware, Little India’s also relaxed and friendly - an exquisite combination, just like its flavourful spices. The talented team grinds its own, focusing on taste consistency. Traditional but steadily disappearing charcoal-fired tandoor is very much alive at all the restaurant locations - all reasons for celebrating an impressive 25th anniversary in New Zealand. On Cup Day, 8 November, dressed in your finery or not, continue the festivities with a beautiful dining experience with Jose’s attentive staff. Little India in Spitfire Square is located at 544 Memorial Ave phone 357 1230. The Merivale Mall locale is at 150 Aikmans Road - phone 355 8330.


t was the team’s everyday exceptional service that recently earned Scissortrix in Beckenham a place as one of the leading Kérastase salons worldwide. The salon was assessed via a mystery shopper campaign, with the judge’s identity unknown to the team – the mystery shopper received the same outstanding service in styling that Scissortrix brings for every client. With a score of 95 percent, the salon was recognised as one of the top 30 Kérastase salons worldwide, and second in the country. Hair can be styled by one of the best in town for a complete Cup Day look. Talk to Dee, Scissortrix’s hair up specialist, for what will work best with your outfit, be it a red carpet blowdry or the latest trends in up dos. Scissortrix will be open extended hours over Cup and Show Week - call 332 0838 or go to to make an appointment, or connect with Scissortrix on Facebook or Pinterest.

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ummer is on the horizon along with a social calendar packed generously with occasions that warrant some luxurious preening and pampering – Cup Day is a perfect example. Modbod Face and Body Clinic in Rangiora provides a divine backdrop for creating your ideal cup day look, or a sanctuary for unwinding at the end of a busy year. Existing and new clientele will be thrilled at the stunning new location for the clinic - the old Robbie’s Building on High Street – which has been transformed into an architectural dream. Based upstairs, the brand new clinic with additional staff on board, is proudly offering a day spa including saunas, massages and shower facilities, along with a three station nail bar, makeup, appearance medicine and other divine facilities for a revitalised look. Phone 03 313 5682 for your next appointment and prepare to feel like a healthier and happier version of you.



he perfect accessory for your Cup and Show Week looks? Simple - a great tan. SKT is the number one tanning salon in the country, with the numbers to prove it. Last Cup and Show Week alone saw 1,422 spray tans delivered from the Waimairi Road and Cranford Street stores, and a staggering 31,000 top quality spray tans last year. For the biggest week in the Christchurch social calendar why would you risk going anywhere else? Join the pre-party atmosphere, with SKT open from 9am - 11pm on Sunday 6 and Monday 7 November, and extended hours all week long. Book in early to get the spot you want at at two handy locations at 213a Waimairi Road, Ilam, or corner of Westminster and Cranford Streets in St Albans.


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he year is passing by with what seems like alarming speed. So it really is not too early to use that word ‘Christmas’ and to think about organising and booking pre-Christmas functions for friends or family or for business. Down at the foot of the Cashmere Hills on Colombo Street is the strikingly modern Protocol Public House and Kitchen which has two private function rooms suitable for all kinds of occasions from canapé parties to buffets, barbecues or plated meals. The Lounge can accommodate between 70 - 100 people while the smaller Elevate Room is designed to cater for between 25 – 50 guests. Each room has separate entry and its own exclusive terrace. Factor in Chef and Owner Rod Parkinson’s superb contemporary food based on classic cooking techniques everything from tapas and pizzas to a four course menu - and your function will definitely be one to remember. For function enquiries at Protocol contact the Functions Manager on 03 964 2880, or email



o you have items of old jewellery that you no longer wear and that would benefit from a makeover into a new contemporary design? Or perhaps you have a specific design in mind for a piece of jewellery that will be uniquely you and then become an heirloom to be passed down through the generations. Canterbury Jewellers offers just this kind of service. With over 35 years’ experience handcrafting jewellery, the team has all the tools needed to bring your vision to life. For Canterbury Jewellers, the thrill comes from creating the one-off piece that will never be repeated. It may be a ring; it may be a pendant; it may be a pair of earrings or a bracelet. What the team can give you is much more than technical jewellers’ skills; it is the kind of passion and creativity that really can’t be taught. If you wish to get in contact with Jason and the team, phone 366 7737.

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Feminine, fun, frivolous Lynn Woods boutique favours feminine, fun and frivolous dresses for this year’s festivities and Michelle Anderson provides insight and inspiration for Cup and Show week: Embrace the two C’s: comfortability and confidence are key. Ensure your dress fits your body shape ask a girlfriend to critique you, or better still, visit the Stylists at Lynn Woods. Midis and maxis: A-line is a classic, flattering cut and suited to most body shapes. Dress and skirt lengths are considerably longer this season so take your hemline on or below the knee. Head candy: hats and fascinators can be transformative. If you have a long face, shorten it by wearing something that gives you width. For a round face, add length by wearing something tall to give your face height. Flowers and feathers are on trend. Win with pastels, monochrome and print on print: embrace your personality whether it’s classic, bold or edgy. Well heeled: wedges could be your saviour, but must compliment your outfit. Platforms offer feet respite, and if you’re on the lawn, choose heel caps. Trelise Cooper ‘Age of Lace’, $699 – available at Lynn Woods, 149 Victoria Street, Christchurch. Phone 377 9476 and visit

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op the bubbles and start your Cup Day in style at Bloody Mary’s. For the third year running Bloody Mary’s is hosting a Cup Day Champagne Breakfast on Tuesday 8 November – the perfect start to a great day out. Begin the celebrations with a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival, before dining on the famous buffet, circulating breakfast style canapés, chocolate fountain, or gourmet build-your-own bacon butties from the terrace BBQ. Lancôme make-up artists are onsite to offer those last minute touch-ups and mini makeovers, and enjoy a morning of entertainment with the ZM morning crew hosts, Fletch, Vaughan and Megan, broadcasting live, a ZM photo wall and photographer to capture the moment, giveaways and more. Once you are set to go, luxury coaches will transport you to Addington Raceway with a dedicated coach drop-off and pickup point. To get your ticket, at $75/person, please call 03 943 5937 or e-mail


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here do you start when putting together your race day look? From the very top. Find the perfect accessories at Park Avenue Fashions, with quite literally hundreds of fascinators and hats in store, with prices from $25. This season brings incredible shapes and stand-out shades of vibrant orange, fuschia, red, aqua and two tone colours, as well as the classics of black and white and navy. Pillbox style hats are popular for the season, either as smaller pieces or shaped with adornments of mesh and sinamay. Start with your head wear, bring in your dress to find the perfect accessories including the beautiful selection of bags. Sonia and her team are happy to assist with putting an entire look together. Visit Park Avenue Fashions at 363 Lincoln Road, Addington. Call 374 5858 or visit and on Facebook for a taste of what is in store.


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any would agree that the best part of the Cup and Show festivities is the preparation. It’s an exciting time of the year where we want to look and feel our absolute best. But what if there was a way to maintain that special occasion glow all year round? Enter, Transform Clinic. An expert in the latest and most effective appearance medicine, Transform Clinic – led by the highly respected Dr Ian Little – is in the business of helping its clients to emanate natural beauty all year round with some extra pampering for the occasions where we want to stand out from the crowd. A range of treatments and procedures, from Botox, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion and radiofrequency skin tightening through to clinical facials including the PRP ‘vampire’ facial, HydraFacial and fruitpeels, lays the foundation for showstopping skin. A truly polished look can be achieved with teeth whitening and eyelashes, and other specialised treatments. After a wonderful week of Cup Week celebrations, visit Transform Clinic for a glorious massage to unwind. Keep an eye on Facebook and the website for Cup Week specials in October.

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reakfast, bubbles and a bus ride – Savoire Café & Wine Bar in Merivale can help your Cup Day run smoother than a winning racehorse. For $40pp, punters can enjoy a delicious breakfast and a glass of bubbly at the popular spot before being transported to Addington, on 8 November. There is even a prize for both best dressed man and best dressed woman, says owner Tania Hughes. “Our staff will also join in on the fun by wearing their best Cup Day outfits – it’s a fantastic atmosphere.” A popular option for breakfast is the corn fritter stack with poached eggs, avocado and salsa. Other delicious dishes include the eggs benedict, open steak sandwich, French toast, and the café’s very own homemade muesli, served with yoghurt and fresh fruit. “All our food is made fresh on-site daily, using locally sourced fruit and vegetables, Peter Timbs meat, and free range eggs. Our coffee is exceptional, made from our very own special blend of Burton’s beans, and we also offer excellent customer service.”

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week of festivities and a great location make Trevinos Restaurant & Bar a top spot for Cup Week. Tuesday starts it off with the famous Cup Day breakfast including a full buffet breakfast and complimentary bubbles. Show off your Cup Day look at the in-house best dressed woman and man competition, before a free ride to and from Addington. When the races are over, head back to Trevinos to continue the party with live music on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and a choice of affordable accommodation from the 25 onsite motel units. And why not do it all again on Saturday for the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup at Riccarton Park Racecourse – breakfast and bubbles, and an after party. Trevinos Restaurant & Bar, at the corner of Riccarton Road and Mona Vale Avenue, is open daily from 8am – 1am. For more information call 343 5378 or make your reservation online at

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stablished in 2007, Coriander’s take on Indian food has been a favourite for nearly a decade, serving thousands of hungry Cantabrians and expanding to five great locations. And now, Coriander’s is pleased to announce all of its restaurants will have exactly the same menu and prices. The restaurant has made the choice to streamline its menu to make it easier and more affordable than ever to eat great Indian food. This move coincides with the final few weeks of the most successful promotion to date: winning a trip for two to Jaipur, India, staying four nights at the beautiful Rambagh Palace. The promotion, which is on track to reach over 10,000 entries, simply requires the customer to order a main at one of the restaurants to enter into the draw. The competition closes 31 October and will be drawn soon after at a function at the flagship restaurant on St Asaph Street. Go to for more information and to order online or make a reservation.

reating a feminine, styled look for special occasions is the forte of Bond Street Fashions. In preparation for Cup Day, dress up and accessorise while Sharen creates a relaxing, enjoyable shopping experience helping customers to look and feel amazing for any important event. There’s Italian hosiery, fascinators, hatinators, classy shoes, jewellery and gorgeous hand-bags by Australia’s Vera May, which are real show pieces – and a new stunning range is on its way. Sharen sources flattering, well-made attire that will win compliments and make a statement - from chic black and white to plenty of inspiring spring colour. With an eye for Canadian designers, Sharen has chosen Joseph Ribkoff, who is all about the woman, the feminine Piccadilly, and charming Frank Lyman pieces to star among the quality labels. Most customers return for the friendly personalised service, so there’s also a loyalty card system. Visit Bond Street Fashions at Avonhead Shopping Centre. Phone 358 8598 and visit, or Facebook. Sister store, La Femme, is located on Main North Road.


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A finished product – resplendent in its modern, attractive packaging – belies the hard graft and labour involved to bring it to fruition. The Good Oil, rapidly growing in popularity, is a prime example. The smooth, high-grade, cold-pressed golden rapeseed oil with a subtle, nutty flavour that lends itself to all manner of meals and occasions, sits in an elegantly designed yellow and black bottle, with quite the story to tell. It begins with the hands of experienced farmers who tend to the crop – a sunshine coloured field glowing with potential and cleverly populated with ‘the Good Oil growing here’ signage. Intensive harvesting follows from January to March before parent company, Pure Oil New Zealand, operating a large, commercial size oilseed Crush Plant in Rolleston, becomes the protagonist in the story. Its technological innovation, expert handling and temperature controlled environment takes 17,000 tonnes of seed per annum and turns it into 6,000 tonnes of oil and 10,500 tonnes of meal (high energy and high protein stock feed). Co-owner and Managing Director Nick

Murney reveals, “We bought the Crush Plant in 2012 – following the sell-off of a Solid Energy subsidiary business”. An investment group was formed with Nick Murney and three additional partners Roger Lasham, Midland Seeds and Southern Packers. “It was a great opportunity to repurpose a world class facility for the creation of a high quality vegetable oil.” Now operating at 75 percent of plant capacity, the business’ strategy for the next five years is about managed growth, as well as brand positioning and engaging and responding to customers’ needs and preferences. “We have robust product offerings in oils and meals and are now a retail brand. The Good Oil is stocked in New World, Fresh Choice and Raeward Fresh supermarkets throughout the South Island. Retailers and customers love a Kiwi success story and a product that looks and tastes great.” Fry and roast with it, use it in baked foods, or enjoy it raw as a dip or dressing; it’s difficult to overstate the potential of the Good Oil.

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here’s a new face at Jane Daniels in Victoria Street. New JD store Manager Lauren has been living in the world of fashion since the age of 16 and she is driven by the philosophy, “A woman should be totally comfortable in what she wears to let her inner confidence and beauty shine”. Lauren strives to make people look and feel fantastic through high fashion. With a qualification in fashion, she has a great eye for detail and will be happy to style customers in beautiful pieces from Jane Daniels latest collection and assist with alterations to ensure a perfect fit. It is an exciting time with spring in the air and the new collection is bursting with colour and unique texture. Visit Lauren and the new assistant manager Belinda for Cup Week outfit needs and feel fabulous in the beautiful personally selected European fabrics at 149a Victoria Street, Christchurch.


hen new owner Karen Young first sighted the enchanting English-style cafe, she fell in love, and reinvented former Berryfields as the new Blackcurrant at Berryfields. Since April, the refreshing facelift and elegant, well-rounded menu has spread positive comments about the unique daytime dining and special occasion venue. In the delightful cafe, lilac-hued conservatory or romantic rose garden, you can dine on treats from fluffy French-style omelets to seasonal chef’s creations to warm sticky gingerbread – or perhaps book a decadent high tea. A Cup Day celebration on 8 November, 8-11am will take off with a complimentary Kir Royale bubbles, Steinlager or orange juice. Then artisan breads, conserves and berries precede a decadent smokedsalmon bagel or streaky bacon and hollandaise-smothered poached eggs upon a warmed croissant. There’s a pot of organic coffee or boutique tea to finish before the races start (bookings essential). Blackcurrant at Berryfields is five minutes from the airport, at 161 Gardeners Road. Open 10-5pm weekdays and 9-5pm weekends, phone phone 359 5225, visit Facebook and

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hen Michelle Baker moved to Geraldine at the beginning of 2016 she knew she wanted to pursue a new opportunity after spending years in the hospitality


up week is always a highly anticipated social occasion where you can wear what’s in vogue your way. Finding decadent jewellery to add the final accents to your aesthetic can be a challenge. Fortunately for fashionistas, Talbot Silver - curator and creator of a beautiful range of sterling silver, pearls, and natural and semi-precious stones – is at this year’s Geraldine Summer Fête. Set to take place on Thursday 3 November from 10am – 4pm, the fête is the perfect opportunity to peruse the gorgeous collection for stand-out cup week accessories, and gifts for loved ones this Christmas. Tickets to the fête are $15 per person with visitors under 15 free. Tickets can be purchased on the day or through Eventfinda. Feel like raceway royalty with Talbot Silver in 2016.

industry. After finding retail space opposite Barkers in the Four Peaks Plaza, Michelle and her partner spent three months coming up with the concept for their business, Tievoli Trading. “Geraldine is known for its lovely, unique boutique shops and we wanted to create our own slice of uniqueness,” Michelle says. Tievoli - I Love It - spelt backwards are purveyors of homewares and garden art both old and new. Michelle’s partner renovates and upcycles old furniture and the quirky things that Michelle finds -1960s scooters, old tools, lanterns, chests and sewing machines. He also makes a selection of garden art. Michelle then sources china and a selection of home wares and there is also a jewellery area. “We work hard to find different things not available locally. After five months we have built fantastic relationships with artisans and suppliers. We’ve added some fabulous African pieces to our collection after being contacted by a newly established importer.” Peruse Tievoli’s treasures soon without any pressure to purchase.

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rom one side of the world to the other, Tariq Kundan brings dedication and commitment to his work every day. Owner of Mike Pero Northwood, Tariq has called Christchurch home since 1988, gaining extensive knowledge of the local area and real estate market over his 14 years in the industry. “There are no short cuts when it comes to selling your home,” says Tariq, who was drawn to the excellent marketing strategy of Mike Pero Real Estate. “My focus is about making the seller and the buyer happy.” He combines this marketing strategy with excellent communication and his own very high standards, working hard to ensure his clients get the best possible price for their homes. Visit Tariq at Mike Pero Northwood, 356F Main North Road, call 0800 700 111 or go to

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Home is where the inspired heart is An inspired home is a happy home, and Nanda Poort-Rammers of Twin Rivers Interiors lives by this philosophy and by example.


Breathtaking design resides in the spacious home, with each room’s aesthetics and furnishings paying homage to a key centerpiece.

tepping into her soft, mid-grey, Linea Weatherboard North Canterbury home with lush, rolling pastures as far as the eye can see, it is clear that Nanda’s profession is also her true passion. Breathtaking design resides in the spacious home, with each room’s aesthetics and furnishings paying homage to a key centerpiece. “This is how I design a room,” qualified and award winning interior designer Nanda confirms. “I start with a beautiful feature like a painting.” Nanda’s creations - including her own are nothing short of world-class. She has functional elegance down to a fine art. Nanda’s European background inspires the diverse ranges she works with. Some of her valuable partnerships with globally renowned fabric brands include the Belgian Designs of the Time, Fischbacher, Designers Guild, Harlequin, and Mokum, mixed with New Zealand suppliers such as Atelier Textiles and Hemptech. From calming neutrals including greys and beiges, through to gentle pastels and on to richer colour palettes, Nanda has a well-trained eye for colours and fabrics that

Nanda offers a full interior design service (including project management), and advises on: » window treatments » paint, colour, wallpaper & flooring specification » kitchen & bathroom design » interior architecture » exterior architecture » furniture specification & re-upholstery » lighting

are an artwork in their own right. A member of the Designers Institute of New Zealand and the recipient of multiple design awards, Nanda offers a comprehensive interior design service, from advice through to design and creation. Taking tremendous pride in creating spaces that are functional, practical and sophisticated, Twin Rivers Interiors offers impeccable attention to detail.

From bathrooms and kitchen design through to window treatments, lighting, paint, colours and custom-made furniture, the selection is divine and diverse. Make a time to visit Nanda at her new showroom at 83b Ivory Street in Rangiora.

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Talking to a Financial Adviser gives you the opportunity to receive a higher return on investments and also take care of your long-term planning for the future.

ith many years of experience in the industry, clients of Alistair Bean are in good hands. He is one of the few Authorised Financial Advisers in the country and was the first to receive a Personalised Discretionary Investment Management Services licence from the FMA. “This means I’m authorised to make investment planning decisions and recommendations for my clients, so they don’t have to,” he says. Based in Christchurch, Alistair set up Alistair Bean & Assoc’s Financial Services Limited to offer an individually tailored solution to help his clients achieve their future goals. Financial planning for the short, medium and long-term is very important, he says. “Term deposits are low and are likely to drop further,” he says. “The New Zealand dollar is strong at the moment, so it’s a good idea to diversify and invest offshore as well, instead of putting all your eggs in one basket.” While New Zealanders appear to have never been more wealthy than they are now, another aspect to consider is the fact we are living longer, he says. “After retirement at 65 you need to make sure you have accumulated enough wealth for perhaps another 30 years.” Alistair offers a personalised service and will carry out a wealth and health risk profile to help find a level of investment you are comfortable with. Visit for more information

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The event garnered worldwide attention and the record was subsequently broken when, in 2009 22,571 Zombies at 441 events in 33 countries across five continents performed Jackson’s zombie dance, raising more than $100,000 for more than 80 charities.

Like its predecessor, Thrill the World Christchurch will raise funds for charity.

By Melinda Collins

In 1983 Michael Jackson made music history with a 14-minute horror spoof that changed the music industry, if not the world.


hriller” remains the most popular and influential music video of all time and his zombie dance has become an annual tribal ritual in major cities around the world, with initiates in ghoul makeup imitating Michael’s moves en masse.

But the idea to create an international event, in which participants simultaneously emulate the dance in the music video of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, came about in 2006 when a group of 62 zombies set a Guinness World Record for Largest Thriller Dance in one location in Canada.

The event—part-charity fundraiser, part-world record attempt—evolved into Thrill the World, one of the world’s largest simultaneous dance events, but this unique event has evolved into so much more than dancing to a 6-minute song. It’s about inspiring others to break down barriers, connecting with people of all religions, race, political and economic persuasions, contributing to helping humanity, encouraging environmental stewardship and encouraging people to step up as leaders, visionaries and creators. This year’s local event will be hosted by the Isaac Theatre Royal and held on 30 October at 11am in the Cathedral Square. Like its predecessor, Thrill the World Christchurch will raise funds for charity, with this year’s proceeds going to YMCA Dancing Like the Stars – a free nine week programme for children at low decile schools who would not normally be able to access recreational dance. If you have ever wanted to dress up as a zombie and dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, get in touch with Andrea at Minifies Makeup is hosting a zombie makeup workshop at the Isaac Theatre Royal on 17 October.

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TWO OF THE BEST Some traditions are best left unchanged. For the past 130 years boats have made their way up and down the same stretch of the Avon River. The Antigua Boat Shed still stands, with boats and bikes for hire, and licensed café, The Boat Shed, offering great food in an exceptional setting.


ring together two of the best Canterbury traditions with The Boat Shed’s special breakfast menu available from 7am for Cup and Show Week. Take a seat on the covered deck area or outside dining, and choose from pancakes with fresh strawberries and whipped cream served with maple syrup, salmon benedict served with hollandaise on a toasted bagel, or bacon and avocado on toasted rye topped with poached eggs for $22. A complimentary glass of orange or cranberry juice is included, with an

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extensive wine list also available. The café is open daily from 7am to 5pm for breakfast and lunch, with café favourites and an extensive cabinet food selection, all made fresh on site. Or take lunch outdoors with one of the picnic baskets by the river side or in the nearby Botanic Gardens. Group bookings are welcome throughout the day, with the venue also available for functions and events, for up to 60 people. Enjoy a BBQ on the deck, or

the cocktail menu – perfect for corporate events and Christmas gatherings. Find Antigua Boat Sheds at 2 Cambridge Terrace, with access also via the pedestrian footbridge from Oxford Terrace. Visit and call 366 5885 for more information.

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hroughout any event all our facilities are monitored by service technicians charged with keeping everything in pristine condition. We know that every event is judged on the quality of its portable toilet facilities,” Diane and Jay say. “The biggest events we provide facilities for are the Warbirds over Wanaka Airshow and of course, Christchurch’s famous Cup Week events – the races and the A&P Show. The preparation involved in readying all our equipment and setting everything up on site for Cup Week events takes around two weeks.” The Dakins Group offers everything from single unit portaloos to luxury facilities. They have the South Island’s largest

selection of 20-foot and 40-foot portable toilet and bathroom blocks cementing their place as the region’s foremost supplier to large scale events. The pride and joy of the fleet is a stateof-the-art New Zealand-built deluxe men’s and women’s bathroom block called the ‘Sheraton’ with contemporary vanity areas, full-length mirrors, hand lotion and even hair straighteners. When it comes to significant events involving high volumes of patrons the Dakin Group definitely has the necessary planning, implementation and staffing experience to provide safe, secure sanitation for all guests. To discuss facilities for your event contact the Dakin Group on 384 9100 or 0800 325 467, or email

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The body achieves what the mind believes ”

Stephanie Rumble, Moana Williams (Bodyfix owner)

Charmaine McGregor, Erica Pinion

“ Small changes eventually add up to huge results ” is going to “ Nothing happen in your comfort zone ”

Raewyn Garmonsway, Michelle Ham, Sandy Sadler

Mitch Vann, Hayley Daniels

LADIES NIGHT FOR A GREAT CAUSE On Friday 20 July, Bodyfix in Tuam Street played gracious host to a charitable event. Ladies Night took place to raise awareness and donations for mental health. Karen Jordan, Julie Hatherley, Michelle Mullen

450 Tuam Street, Christchurch Ph. 389 9892

Pip Nicoll, Jenaya Pascoe

Deborah Fraser, Lesley Heal, Simone Dunn, Helen Wright

Photos by Jane Wyles Photography - for copies email

ART AFTER SCHOOL ages 8 - 12

PAINT ‘N’ SIP STUDIO® book in the little artists for some FUN & ART after school! - starts next term for 6 weeks -small groups, limited seats open -available 3:30pm - 5pm Tues-Thurs -bookings essential through website locations in Christchurch & Queenstown


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PIZZA By Melinda Collins

Fish soup pizza – it may not sound like the most appealing way to enjoy this popular Italian dish, but the unique creation did see its French maker crowned the best pizza-maker in the world after his bouillabaisse pizza won the World Pizza Championships for 2016.


eld annually to determine the world’s best pizza makers, the World Pizza Championships has been running since 1991 and, although its winners may sometimes lean a little towards the unconventional like this year’s seafood pizza, it demonstrates that pizza

is no longer the cheap takeaway option it once was. Today gourmet pizzas are gaining in popularity, with some of the city’s most stylish restaurants placing pizza in a prime spot on the menu – though their toppings are undoubtedly more inspiring than the

classic Hawaiian. This year’s winning chef used tomatoes, bream carpaccio, mozzarella, courgette flowers, prawns and Tabasco sauce to create his masterpiece and it’s not even the most elaborate creation to grace the 2016 event. An ornate pizza, topped with courgette flowers and delicate towers of pomme de terre, a pizza featuring Vesuvius style peaks full of molten cheese cream, a nutella and mozzarella specimen and surprisingly there was the classic ham and pineapple, even in Italy of all places. While in the seasonal category there were figs

If you stop and take a look at the way the rest of the world tops their pizza, you’ll quickly see just how unique pizza toppings can be. galore, which may have worked well with a good traditional Parma ham; less so with grapes, mint and balsamic which, yes, was actually an entry! But if you stop and take a look at the way the rest of the world tops their pizza, you’ll quickly see just how unique pizza toppings can be. In Australia, pizza gets topped with kangaroo; in India, paneer makes an appearance, and in the Nordic country of Sweden, their pizza is topped with peanuts, pineapple and curry. The United States and Canada are clearly a little more conventional – at least by our Western standards – with US food delivery app Foodler announcing the top 10 pizza toppings are pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, sausage, bacon, extra cheese, black olives, green peppers, pineapple and spinach.

The Secret Garden

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

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Vodka has an eastern European history; a mix of water and ethanol, it’s usually 40 percent alcohol.


in was our traditional mixer for cocktails until Mr James Bond asked for a ‘Vodka martini shaken not stirred’. Vodka has become the classic base for many a good drink. I often thought that all Vodka is the same. It isn’t. Smirnoff was my first foray into a Vodka experience - on ice, in Sweden. But it was a Dirty Martini at Seven Sushi in Minneapolis that forever stole my heart and made the Vodka Martini my drink of choice. Smooth, clean, cold, and well mixed in the right glass, it’s a work of art. I was invited to Chinwag in Victoria Street to try a few Belvedere Vodka Cocktails,

Ristorante, Pizzeria & Bar

Now serving brunch

From 10am Saturday & Sunday.. Because it’s that good!

150 Colombo (Beside the Police Station) 03 331 6674 or 027 537 1208

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as in September, Belvedere Vodka revealed the new Belvedere RED Special Edition Bottle to mark the launch of the #MAKETHEDIFFERENCE campaign - the 2016 global RED initiative that aims to raise awareness and funds to fight HIV/ AIDS in Africa. Kiwis can now go RED, and for each bottle sold, Belvedere contributes 50 percent of the profits to the Global Fund - one of the world’s leading financiers of programmes that help mitigate this epidemic. John Legend is Global Ambassador for the #MAKETHEDIFFERENCE campaign. Chinwag is making great Vodka Cocktails with Belvedere. Perhaps you’ll find your signature drink there?



The hustle and bustle of ‘the daily grind’ sees our minds and bodies begging for a break. Therapy Café at 77 Hereford Street has been made with the two R’s in mind – rest and recuperation.

Its vibe personifies relaxation – from laid back tunes to an ambient seating area where you can graze on a delicious menu


ts vibe personifies relaxation – from laid back tunes to an ambient seating area where you can graze on a delicious menu while kicking back with a great book or magazine. From a classic B.LT and Angus beef burger through to a vegetarian banquet with hearty ingredients including grilled mushrooms, poached eggs and Turkish bread; the fare is fresh and fulsome. Customer favourites include smoked salmon on rye and French toast. For a lighter bite, cabinet options include tasty slices, sandwiches and

salads, all of which are made fresh on a daily basis. For a caffeine injection, the team prides itself on creating a great coffee and its trendy branded cups make coffee on the go a pleasure. At the heart of a city in a state of fascinating metamorphosis, Therapy Café is leading the charge on setting an impressive benchmark for hospitality spots that offer great food and great service. Get your daily dose of cuisine and caffeine therapy – opening hours are Monday through Friday 7am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm.


being the most delicious café in the World…

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

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

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

Fresh Asparagus 1kg bunches picked daily

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

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

Celebrate 25 years of Harrington’s! We have taken our popular Rogue Hop NZ Pilsner and pumped it up by 25%. An abundance of extra hops really brings those gooseberry flavours to party in a 25% stronger beer. This is a special limited release, enjoy before the candles go out. 6 TENAHAUN PLACE, WIGRAM, CHRISTCHURCH

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ECLECTIC CUISINE Two words spring to mind the first time you encounter Claude’s Kitchen on Ferry Road – eclectic and engaging.


t’s no coincidence that the endearing café makes this sort of impression; it’s exactly what the dedicated owners, Paul and Tom, aspired to create. Their ‘no nonsense approach’ when it comes to the cuisine translates to a range that is fresh and filling with a price tag attached that won’t break the bank. “Our specialty is home-made staples – everything is made here on site and we aim to have something for everyone,” Paul explains. This diversity extends to a vegan selection with two different types of vegan pies, sweet treats (cheesecake!) and muffins all made daily along with sumptuous lentil dal hummus and vegan nachos. The duo even prepares its own mayonnaise and roasts its own meat for those special and unique finishing touches. “Tom is our cook and I serve front of house so we can play to our strengths.

Hospitality has always been something I have done; likewise Tom’s love of cooking has been influenced by his family. It works really well.” Extending its opening hours to include Saturdays from this week, customers can delight in great food against a quirky, inspiring backdrop, which includes an outdoor courtyard area. “We actually grow our own produce in this area – last year we got eight litres of juice from the grapevine.” Authentic and accessible, Claude’s Kitchen is a great home away from home for those who value unpretentious but delicious dining with organic, fair trade Upshot Coffee, and, on the odd occasion, an open kitchen where Tom will showcase his skills for those interested.


MON-FRI 11am-3PM, DINNER FROM 5PM-9PM & ST-SUN FROM 10.30AM-9PM 24 New Regent Street | Christchurch | Ph: 03-377 4627

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Take your taste buds on a beachside stroll. Feel the sand between your toes and then just walk over the road to our beach café to taste our new summer menu, and supreme coffee. Boasting a great kids menu, play area and even your dog is welcome in the courtyard. 16a Beach Road Waimairi Beach FULLY LICENCED CAFÉ Available for Private Functions Ph: 03 382 8599

A culinary beauty for the ages There would be few restaurants that could rival the Yamagen’s reputation, lineage and exquisite, authentic cuisine.


n impressive and illustrious 25year history in the Christchurch hospitality scene has been earned by a dedicated team that truly lives and breathes the fine Japanese food and service philosophy that the restaurant is so well regarded for. A loyalist to authentic Japanese ingredients and recipes, the Yamagen found its new home on Victoria Street following the Canterbury Earthquakes. Despite the forced relocation from The Crown Plaza, the Yamagen’s extended family - its customers – have not stopped coming with the tradition of family dining transcending many generations. Restaurant Manager Jane says, “Some of our diners have introduced their grandchildren to the Yamagen and so we have three generations coming. We try to make our food accessible for customers while retaining a very high quality. We have our early bird special of $38 and have starters beginning at $5.50, like miso soup.

A beautiful example of how cuisine with a genuine heart will survive the test of time.

Our sashimi is also very popular – it is so fresh.” Using recipes from Japan that are more than 25 years old, the Yamagen is a beautiful example of how cuisine with a

genuine heart will survive the test of time. “We are very committed to the Japanese way and haven’t tried to Westernise our cuisine in the way others have. We don’t use MSG, we use olive oil, and we have probably the only Kiwi Japanese Chef in New Zealand, Jason.” A member of the multi-cultural staff for 16 years, Jason is a culinary artist. Experience his talent and the Yamagen way from 5.30pm to late Monday through Saturday. Prebookings for the restaurant are required.

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

You can dine either from our a-la-carte menu or the Italian Family way with shared Platters and Serves down the middle of the table

Now BYO 5

(Wine Only)

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Spoil yourself with our own special blend “New City” Coffee, house roasted to ensure a fresh, delicious cup. Delicious English and European Cuisine with healthy options for Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Afternoon Tea. Open Mon-Fri 7.00am-5.00pm Sat- Sun & public holidays 8am-5pm

Cafe Metro

Cranford Street Merivale Ph. 356 1835

“Catering to Order” Salami

4 different flavours - $20 each. Find us at Riccarton Farmer’s Market on Saturday.

Cashmere Cuisine

Ph.(03) 03 3326071 - 18 Colombo Street


Where eating healthy is a pleasure Our Sushi is fresh every day and is only the finest in Japanese fare!

Sushi Lane

290a Main North Rd, Redwood Ph. 354 4699

Ataahua Wine “The perfect wine for the first hint of spring is Ataahua Pinot Rosé! Serve chilled with a smoked salmon salad. Available from Pukeko Junction Regional Winestore or online or ph 021 222 2354

Main Divide Meats Delicious South Island sourced Wild Venison used by NZ's top chefs and now available for you to experience this quality in the comfort of your own home with the ease of home delivery. Wholesale available.

Jen’s new Goan Masala Spice Blend – sprinkle on roasts, fish or vegetables, spice up soups or sauces. Her pickles and chutneys are fantastic on cheese and with antipasto.

To order, phone (03) 348 2573 or email:

ph 021 350 277 email For stockists visit

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Jen’s Cozinha

Work shouts, parties, picnics or just because! Club sandwiches, savouries, filled rolls, slices, cream cakes, birthday cakes & much more

HALSWELL BAKERY & CAFÉ 346 Halswell Rd Open 7 days Ph. 322-4600

Venue for Hire Little Sister is the perfect place for your next social event. From parties through to fully catered dinners we would love to tailor something very special to suit your needs.

Little Sister Cafe Open 7 Days, 670 Main South Road, Templeton Ph. (03) 349 7337

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

Sweet Revenge

Ph:03 3528815


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Cognac Ferrand has close relationships with the best distilleries in the Caribbean, selling them casks that had once contained it's cognac. Ask for Plantation Rum at your local liquor outlet. Ph 0800 893 457

Quality is key, whether bridal or birthday, corporate or casual. Taste, style and presentation is my specialty. Let my imagination be used for your celebrations. Bespoke designs detailed by your wishes at great prices! Contact Fleur on 027 233 2277

SPRING IN THE GARDENS Tapas Selection Specials Lunch $25 Dinner $35 September only Minimum 2pp - Available 7 days (not in conjunction with discount cards)

Curators House Restaurant

Botanic Gardens. 7 Rolleston Ave Ph. (03) 379 2252

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

G&T Catering and Events P. 022 425 8628

Wigram Gift Packs The ultimate craft beer Corporate and Christmas Gift. Call us or email to place your order now.

Wigram Brewing Company

Brewery & Sales, 34 Sonter Road Wigram Christchurch Ph. 03 343-4493 email:

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

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

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Barbecue season is coming. Quality meat you can trust. Looking for a tasty treat, come in and speak with us. We also offer printable recipes.

Elite Meats

Bush inn centre Cnr Riccarton & Waimari Rd P. 348 5043 Open 7 Days

Add a touch of luxury to your Cup & Show week with an indulgent macaron or two.

Ph.(03) 366 9108

Grown on the hillside of the Akoroa township. Enjoy with friends a glass or bottle of our award winning wines in our French Cottage garden or Monet inspired lounge. The wines are made in the style of the North of France from Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling grapes.

Meniscus Wine Lounge

J’aime les macarons The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street, Christchurch

42 Rue Lavaud P. 03 304 8754 or 021 304 566


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

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Come and treat yourself to a scrumptious Scallop pie or maybe an Italian eggplant pie!! Fairlie Bakehouse pies in store too

MRS DENTON’S Fine. Food. Fast Takeaway Cafe, Delicatessen

168a Kendal Ave, Burnside Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm Sat 8.30am-3pm Ph. (03) 357 4516 027 469 0206

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

Hakanoa Ginger Syrup is so versatile - use it to make your own gourmet sodas, or in stir-fries, salad dressings and marinades. You could be like Peter Gordon and use it for cocktails, or just dribble it on icecream for a delicious liquid-ginger-crunch flavour hit.

We tick all the right boxes 5 Avenger Crescent, Wigram Ph 021 028 48466 text orders welcome!

Rebekah Hay, Ph 021 505 225

Coffee Cube

Hakanoa Handmade


Christchurch’s greatest little Irish Pub Open 7 Days until 3am

Andrew B rown

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

6 October

Craic – Nathan Kerr, PM

7 October

Trevinos - X files, PM Craic – Unhinged, PM

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

8 October

Dux Central – Kitchen Collective, 2pm Wunderbar – Greg Copeland & Steve Guitar Gilles, 8pm

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

Craicing Steak Special


9 October

Still Rock – The Bubblemen, 2pm Dux Central – Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm OGB - Mandy Pickering, 4.30pm

10 October

The Transitional Cathedral – Spring Delight Concert, 7.30pm

13 October 357 Colombo St, Sydenham P. 03 366 3338

Craic – Eddie Simon, PM

14 October

84B Riccarton Rd 03 343 4657

Trevinos - Reckless Duo, PM Craic – Shameless Few, PM OGB - Lindon Puffin, 7pm

15 October

Trevinos - Mandi Miller, PM Craic – Fat Stallions, PM Becks Southern Alehouse – Level 6, 9pm

16 October

Still Rock – The Bubblemen, 2pm

20 October

Craic – Nathan Kerr, PM

21 October

Dux Central – Emerson, 5pm OGB - Brendan C Gregg, 7pm

22 October

Craic – Eddie Simon, PM Wunderbar – Odyssey, 8.30pm OGB - The Lost Circus, 7.30pm

23 October

Still Rock – The Bubblemen, 2pm Dux Central – Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm

28 October

Trevinos - Carpe Diem, PM Craic - Shameless Few, PM

29 October

Dux Central – Sayae, 2pm

30 October

Still Rock – The Bubblemen, 2pm

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Debbie Brown (Guest Demonstrator)

Dose Cafe is a friendly, vibrant breakfast, brunch & lunch cafe

TUAM ST Anna Burns, Heather Glass, Bev Hartley

chuch hospital Close to Christ BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND COFFEE 77 TUAM STREET PH 03 943 2112 OPEN MON - FRI 7.30AM-4PM SAT 8.30AM-3PM

Penny (Owner), Denise Robertson

Debbie Brown, Emma Dyer,

A SWEET SUCCESS On Thursday 1 September, Penelope’s Cakery Deli celebrated the grand opening of its beautiful new shop on New Regent Street. Julie Line, Liz Breach

Anya Ashby, Kestrel Richie

Lisa Martin, Stacey Woodward

Photos by Wendy Cook Photography - for copies email

Cafe Restaurant Bar


Connoisseurs of Vivace coffee and delicious food Love Coco!

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


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

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RICCARTON 85 Riccarton Road 03-3416608 RICCARTON@TEPPANYAKI.CO.NZ FERRYMEAD 2 Waterman Place Ferrymead P. 348 5644 FERRYMEAD@TEPPANYAKI.CO.NZ


New Zealand’s


Menu Online • Delivered or Click & Collect • FitCafé

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

400 Barbadoes St, Montreux Building

Ph.020 4106 8403

Fitfood Eat Fit. Live Well.

A place for

to call home Genuine originality is hard to come by in hospitality, it’s very refreshing to find a spot that marches to the beat of its own drum. That’s Civil and Naval through and through.


et against the backdrop of eclectic Lyttelton, with its old-school charm, nostalgic personality, and unique look, Civil and Naval looks and feels right at home nestled inside an historic tailors on London Street. Beyond its quirky yet chic vibe – from a generous tapas style menu to its handsome décor – the restaurant & bar has a repertoire of live, local performances that entertain the senses. Owner Louis says, “We enjoy working with the local creatives so we can offer very individualised and personalised events. We have turned our space into an art gallery, a high school prom and we regularly have restaurant takeovers where

We enjoy working with the local creatives so we can offer very individualised and personalised events. guest chefs take over the kitchen for a one night only menu.” Working with local DJS, bands, and the alternative local radio station ‘Rotten Radio’, Civil and Naval takes a community centric approach to its music. “We’re also excited to have Evan Kiddie in for our 30 October restaurant takeover and cinema night. He is the mind behind Heisenburger.” Check out some sweet tunes and great eats and drinks at 16 London Street.

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


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open morning, noon & night serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert & everything in between Ph: 03 595 2428 1027 Ferry Road, Ferrymead

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it’s not just what you eat, but what brings people together. Serving exquisite Yum Cha delicacies for lunch and all-day gastronomical Cantonese cuisines

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

Coffee. from 6am Lunch. 11am -3pm All day snacks. Dinner. from 5pm

is sure to delight your palette’s senses! Hours: Tue-Sun 11:00am to 2:30pm; 5:00pm to 9:30pm 283 Lincoln Road, Addington Fully Licensed and BYO Call now to make a reservation!


456 Papanui Road, Christchurch Phone (03) 335 0100

P. 03 352 4903 | E.

Shirley / Rangiora


Authentic cuisine with a real taste of India. Lunch from $8.99 Monday to Saturday. Dishes like our red garlic chicken are a must try! We give a birthday meal free for parties over 4 people All Xmas bookings are available now.


SPECTATORS 7 DAY BAR & BISTRO A real crowd pleaser

Sharing a car park with AMI Stadium and Horncastle Arena, Spectators is where sports supporters warm up and cool down, and the place for pre and post show diners to get the complete performance. Spectators has free parking at the door and opens out onto the Lindauer Lawn – the perfect beer garden spot.

Opening Hours: Monday – 7.30am til 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday – 7.30am til late Saturday & Sunday – 11am til late

75 Victoria St Rangiora

opposite liquorland (03) 310 6900

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Phone: (03) 339 7915




Mount Pleasant/Redcliffs

TERRACE DOWNS RESORT Enjoy a delicious meal in a rustically luxurious clubhouse with spectacular views. Cafe Open Daily: 8.00am - 6.00pm Lunch Menu 11:30am - 3pm Hunter’s Reastaurant from 6pm Make your Sunday extra special and join us for our Sunday Buffet, every week from 12:30pm

623 Coleridge Road, Windwhistle

DINING AND TAKE AWAY AT CHILLI FLAKES INDIAN RESTAURANT... with real authentic full flavours. 10% New menu with plenty of Discount Off Vegetarian, Non Vegetarian Takeaways Food, Dairy Free, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Curries, & Dinning Conditions Gluten Free Naan available. apply

2 Soleares Ave Mount Pleasant Christchurch

Phone: (03) 318 6943

Phone: (03) 384 1309

Only one hour drive from Christchurch Airport.


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

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AUTHENTIC CANTONESE FOOD TILL LATE! Xmas functions and Xmas Day Bookings $10 Lunch Menu (conditions apply)

Chi Kitchen has a varied menu to choose from with new dishes recently added. With the Chef’s Banquet you have the opportunity to get a taste of the menu for an unbeatable price of $30pp. For those that just want a delicious late dinner try the $5 discounted Dish of the Month. Chi Kitchen is open late from Wednesdays to Sundays. R20 venue.

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

Open daily for Breakfast & Lunch

Open late for Friday night Tapas

147 Esplanade Clock Tower End Sumner Ph. 03 326 7923 Fully Licensed



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

Home Delivery, Takeaway available, BYO, Vegetarian Friendly

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


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

73 Victoria Street Christchurch Ph.365-5494 Phone: (03) 365 5494 Metropol October 6, 2016 89




ust as you refresh your wardrobe by introducing lighter and brighter textiles and colours for spring, home decor follows the same principles. Darker hues you favoured for a sense of warmth and cosy encapsulation during

If you supplement your existing palette with new complementary or contrasting colours, this will invigorate your home and elevate your mood.

Now that daylight saving has blessed us with longer days and nights, it’s time to rejuvenate our interiors to mirror the changing seasons. Romo/Damaris Linen Range

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the chilly months can be packed away and replaced with a lighter palette. Even if you supplement your existing palette with new complementary or contrasting colours, this will invigorate your home and elevate your mood. For example, while my forest green sixties leather couch draped in rugged sheepskins is perfect for winter, by replacing the sheepskins with cushions in dusky pinks and floral patterns, the dark couch is instantly transformed to reflect the seasonal change. This approach to textiles works equally well in the bedroom. Artwork is another way to refresh your interiors, especially if they have particularly seasonal themes. Landscapes depicting frigid arctic scenes may be just the ticket to recreate a winter wonderland indoors during the cooler months, but come springtime you may wish to swap out cooler scenes with warmer ones. For the finishing touch introduce scented candles or luxury essential oils and diffusers with fruity or floral fragrances. Indulge your senses on all levels for the ultimate joy of living this season.

The green, green grass of home

Feb – April

is the optimum time to treat grass grub when they’re near the surface – use the easy-to-apply Lawnguard shaker pack from Lawnpro.

March & September

– scarify to dethatch the surplus organic dead matter, using either a scarifying rake or a mechanical de-thatcher.


– oversow with a lawn seed variety that matches the existing lawn.


– apply a wetting agent such as Saturaid to ensure good water penetration and avoid water ‘beading’ off.

Nothing beats lying on a cool, soft, velvet-green lawn in summer – perfect childhood memories, perfect therapy on a hot day, and perfect for outdoor living and entertaining. Achieving that green haven is much easier than you might think.


January, April, September, and November

- feed the lawn with a slowrelease plant food such as EzyFert, which will feed continuously without burning. There’s also an option containing weedkiller and mosskiller.

A little bit of Africa...

Show case any race day ensemble with our large selection of stunning fashion accessories.

Showroom open: Mon-Fri:11am- 5pm

November – March

– water deeply twice a week, in the morning if possible, to maintain healthy growth. Mow slightly higher during the hottest part of summer to prevent the lawn drying out too easily. If you have any problems with fungus in the lawn over the growing period come in and talk to Tracey, Terra Viva’s instore lawn expert for an easy remedy. Just bring in a sample of the problem lawn or a close-up pic and the helpful team will get you and your lawn sorted!

we are the lawn experts experts!


15 Byron street, Sydenham P. 03 379 5421

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Revitalise interiors with nature’s best Edited excerpt by Majka Kaiser

In this new book by Isabelle Palmer you will learn how to choose, grow, and decorate with house plants, as well as guide you through the different techniques needed to care for your new “green guests.”

Get your copy of House Plants: How to look after your indoor plants: with helpful advice, step-by-step projects, and inventive planting ideas by Isabelle Palmer, published by CICO Books from all good book stores.

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Position plants carefully Choose plants that suit the environment, since even the most dedicated gardener can’t make a sun-loving plant thrive in a cold, shady area. So, ensure that your plants are suited to the light levels and temperature of the room in which they’ll be positioned.


Avoid direct sun Windowsills in direct sunlight will be too hot for most house plants. Also, don’t place house plants over direct sources of heat, such as radiators.

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Avoid shady areas Ensure there is sufficient light for your house plants to photosynthesize effectively.

Pot on regularly Aim to repot your house plants into larger pots every two years or so. This will ensure that they are not stressed and will thrive.


Water wisely Don’t over water house plants; adding some drainage material at the bottom of the pot will help to keep roots aerated and ensure that they don’t drown.


Think long term Some popular house plant gifts only have a short growing period, so choose plants that will thrive for longer if you want a year-round display.


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Avoid temperature extremes Keep delicate plants away from drafts, since these will decrease humidity levels. Be well equipped Use the proper tools for indoor gardening. A long-spouted watering can and a mister to increase humidity are both essential for reducing dust levels, as well as dealing with pest and disease outbreaks. A longhandled fork and a pair of scissors are great for accessing difficult areas, while a sponge attached to a long handle will keep glass containers clean.

Be vigilant Learn to recognise potential problems early on, before a pest infestation or other physiological problem kills off your plant. Winter dormancy Allow house plants to rest during the winter period and move them to a cooler position, but away from windows that will be too cold, as they won’t require as much sunlight at this time. You should also reduce the amount of water and food you provide, as this can help prevent disease.


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owever, move over compact rows of petite rosebuds, it’s time for big, billowy peony petals and all grandiose queens of the garden. Vivacious granny florals have made a comeback - and they are no shrinking violets. Fashion front-liners such as Vivienne Westwood have embraced the theme with magnificently sized dusky roses on her collection of rugs and cushions. Add to the potential list, lounge suites, headboards, wallpaper, chairs, ottomans, prints, vases, window-seat cushions or even the duvet cover - it can all turn graciously granny. Choose from any colour palette and admire the accompanying green foliage. Updating with striking floral curtains, to frame windows looking out to a lawn or patio, combines decorative purpose with practicality. And drawn at night, they bring new drama into the room. It might be refreshing to shop for plain cushions for a change, to tone with your flowery couch. However, the excuse is there to embellish in the whole bouquet. Floral fabric also has the discrete

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bonus of camouflaging any unfortunate marks, compared to plainer patterns. There’s too much going on to highlight that ink stain. For shy wallflowers, even a token tea towel or great aunt’s botanically loud tablecloth can still set the scene this spring. For the astute, grandmother’s comfy heirloom armchair, that was covered in a polite neutral back in the 90s, might actually be hiding a magnificent tapestry. It’s time for her to blossom.

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ith two to three public exhibitions hosted every year at Art Metro, students are given the chance to share their artistic development and achievements with friends, family, and fellow students, alongside work of Art Metro’s talented tutors. With many of the school’s tutors exhibiting their own work through esteemed Christchurch’s contemporary fine art galleries such as Bryce Gallery and organisations like Arts Canterbury, students receive one-to-one attention in small groups. A wide variety of classes are available for beginners to more experienced art lovers. Choose from painting with oils and acrylics, drawing, sketching, working

with pastels and watercolour, or abstract painting. Offering morning, afternoon and evening session times, Monday to Friday, classes are designed to suit all lifestyles and age groups - from young children through to seniors. Classes for the last term of the year commence on 10 October for children and 17 October for adults. Unleash your inner artist; pop in to Art Metro at 465 Papanui Road to sign up for a class or visit the gallery, which is open to the public Monday-Friday from 9.30am-5pm. For regular updates, visit the Facebook page or go to for further information on course dates, timetables, upcoming events and exhibitions.

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eople’s preconceptions of what this material looks like can be completely turned upside down when they see all the colours and textures that it is possible to create from this natural material. Cory and Jocelyn Grant are passionate about opening customers’ eyes to the range of options and showing customers how easy

The team uses this product in a whole range of applications to resurface existing damaged, worn or cracked concrete to give it a completely new lease of life.

it is to change their environments through the use of specialised concrete products. “Now that it is spring and the weather is beginning to get warmer people are opening up their doors and wanting to spend time outside again,” Jocelyn says. “But perhaps that patio or deck is looking a little tired and worse for wear. At Flash Concrete we have a cost-effective solution to this situation which is quick to achieve and does not involve laying new concrete or building a new deck.” That solution is a decorative concrete system unique to Flash Concrete, a versatile overlay product made up of high-strength cements, selected sands and top quality polymers that make it hard-wearing and durable as well. Cory calls it “concrete on steroids” because all the ingredients make it so strong. The concrete overlay process is very convenient because it is laid on top of existing concrete doing away with the disruption and mess of excavation. At Flash Concrete, the team uses this product in a whole range of applications to resurface existing damaged, worn or cracked concrete to give it a completely new lease of life. “We can repair an area that may have a number of cracks, but the depth and width of the cracks does have a bearing on what can and cannot be repaired. Then a designer top-coat is installed. This is where the magic happens because that top-coat can give the look of slate tile, granite, brick, stone or even timber.”

Concrete magician Cory uses specialised equipment, including handheld scribing tools and trowels as well as sprayed-on colour washes to achieve the transformation. In the eye of the beholder concrete has become timber – or tile or granite. Borders and custom motifs can also be added – people might like their family crest inlaid in their patio or driveway. “Architects and designers love the fact that we can also take most colours from a home’s decor and have the concrete overlay tinted to match. The technique to do this is exclusive to us at Flash Concrete.” Flash Concrete is known as the expert in the field of concrete overlays and to achieve the optimum result with this product does require experts. “We have developed distinctive systems with cutting-edge techniques that include combining a number of products to create a stunning outcome tailored to the style of our customers’ individual projects.” Flash Concrete’s display centre is located at 9 Innes Road, Merivale. Phone 03 595 2079 or email You can also take a good look through the website to see what is on offer. Take a journey into the countless possibilities of decorative concrete. Flash Concrete’s will be at the Canterbury Homeshow this month at the Horncastle arena, Friday 14 October – Sunday 16 October. Metropol October 6, 2016 97


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hat strikes you when you enter Industria is the impressive but tranquil space and eclectic variety. Owner Janine Reese has a plethora of suppliers and supports mainly local and New Zealand talent. The diversity from beautiful accessories to quirky keepsakes makes it a real possibility to find every gift in one location. Authentic Moroccan handmade poufs are a versatile design piece, adorned with stunning hand-stitched mosaics, suiting every decor. As a footstool, seat or side-table, they can be ordered in many soft-leather shades, from tan to metallic. The Ladybird books for adults are a hilarious parody on the childhood favourites and will get everyone roaring with laughter. Satirical titles out this month include the Ladybird book of The Meeting, The Sickie and The Student. A wedding register service is perfect for choosing funky furniture, lighting, New Zealand prints, kitchenware and clocks. Gift-wrapping, lay–by and gift vouchers equal cool, calm Christmas shopping. Located carpark side of The Colombo, Sydenham – phone 943 4932, visit as as well as Facebook or Instagram.



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uriosa is a collision of Sacha Coogan’s and Ezra Weaver’s creative dreams. It began when Graham Weaver retired from Cheviot’s White Cat Emporium, passing his antique-obsessed genes and contacts in provincial France and Italy to son Ezra. Sacha, a freelance graphic designer, then added imagination and flowers. Facing a poplar-framed lucern field, the transformed containers have become a light-filled space that is quite spellbinding. Antiquities start from the quaintly quirky through to wrought iron day beds with hand-sprung, wool-filled mattresses in French fabric. There’s also locally designed gifts perfect for Christmas. Whilst living in Sweden (hence the shop’s Swedish name for curiosities), Ezra was impressed with Europe’s public spaces where families spent the entire day. This is their future vision, beginning with a boutique coffee cart. In keeping with all things curious, Bill Murray, resident cat, will be offering a nonchalant welcome into this relaxed, cosy, intriguing abode. Kuriosa is open Friday to Sunday from 10am at 430 Springs Road, Prebbleton. Email or follow the team on Facebook or Instagram.

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écor has reached new heights with small ladders and tiered wooden stools through to large, bamboo ladders stealing the show in contemporary abodes. A brilliant space saver and way to showcase your sweetest knick-knacks or potted greenery, the tiered and layered approach is proving its value in homes across the world. Every room will need an independent evaluation to determine what width and height will work best – consider ceiling height, and competing pieces in the room. You can peruse websites like or visit options in the flesh on Victoria Street – Corcovado is a favourite of ours. If you’re feeling adventurous, DIY your own model using Pinterest for inspiration and instruction.

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Apartment living is nothing new. It has been happening for as long as dense cities have existed. What has changed is our understanding of them and the richness that they can add to a city and its inhabitants.


o longer a series of isolated environments where strangers live side-by-side, apartment complexes are now lively networks of social spaces connecting the occupiers with each other, and the external environment. As Stufkens + Chambers Architects

Director Steven Chambers explains, “Urban living and working is a continual shift between retreat and social connection. These experiences can be choreographed through design or can occur through happenstance. We try to create an environment where both can occur.”

Apartment complexes are networks of social spaces connecting the occupiers with each other, and the external environment.

“We call them ‘social landscapes’, seeking out sun and connection with communal outdoors spaces. We are drawn to these spaces, allowing for positive public social interactions - spaces that are small enough to be intimate and also large enough for solitary connection.” While tapping into all that a city centre may offer, the simple pleasures of architecture must also be there; quality of light, emotion, materials, space, and a sense of who we are and where we are going. Not only do apartments need to be practical, liveable housing for the individual, they must be relevant to their surroundings and integrate well into the streets and neighborhood, creating a sense of community that everyone feels a privilege to be a part of. Contact Stufkens + Chambers Architects on 359 4033, at and on Facebook.


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ffering an international platform on which to experience architecture as a built environment, the La Biennale di Venzia, or the Venice Biennale, is a forum of education and inspiration. For my colleague, and I, it was a forum which added a third dimension to the glossy pictures, web-based seminars and articles that we typically refer to. The curated exhibition is comprised of over a hundred participants, one third of which are countries and two-thirds are

invited architectural practices, from all around the world - invited to present their work and theories in a curated manner. While we spent two days at the Biennale, and failed to see it all, there was one exhibition that I found particularly interesting when thinking about Christchurch, and the rebuild of our city. For international practice, Grafton, their exhibition presented their work in civic spaces in Peru and the underlying concept of understanding how we can



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Consider the laneways being established in the South Frame. This is a great opportunity and a wonderful way in which to direct people through the city. best inhabit the left over spaces – the gaps between buildings. They believed that ‘the spaces in between are a luxury that cold countries can’t afford’. Reflecting on this concept in the laneways and wide piazzas of Italy, it is immediately apparent that these are comfortable spaces to be in. They are activated and bought to life by the sheer number of people who occupy them, and importantly, the climate.

So, can we in Christchurch, afford the places in-between? Does our climate offer the opportunity to capitalise on, and utilise them? While we are not a cold country like those in the Baltic region with harsh winters, neither are we are a hot place like Dubai. Ultimately, we are far from the Mediterranean environment that offers innovative utilisation of these outdoor spaces. The suburban mall is one example of how we have adapted for our climate. It is

the 21st century high street. We occupy this space in the same way as a high-end shopping street in Florence. However it lacks the character and ambience that you would find in its outdoor equivalent. There are not many opportunities in which to sit back, soak in the atmosphere and relax with a chianti in the Mall. Consider the laneways being established in the South Frame. This is a great opportunity and a wonderful way in which to direct people through the city, but are we forcing an engagement with these external spaces in order to achieve a utopian approach to rebuilding the city? If you close your eyes, you can visualise how the laneways, the spaces in between, may feel: the sun shining, a light northwest breeze, friends and a relaxing atmosphere. But, while the friends and a sense of atmosphere will remain, the reality of Christchurch is that even in the height of summer, we can have four seasons in one day and a howling easterly. Just perhaps, we are trying to create something that is not fully informed by the local environment and setting. Making success that much harder as a result. Although, perhaps I will be surprised and Christchurch will prove Grafton wrong: that space in between is a luxury that cold countries can afford. I for one will be watching with interest.

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urved walls and multi-pitched ceilings demonstrate the various effects that can be created and integrated into the design of people’s home interiors, while the finishing touches like door handles in different styles have been used to illustrate the breadth of products available to complement a home. Many of the latest systems that are making waves in the building industry that transform spaces and the way people use technology in the home can be found in RNP Homes central city offices. RNP Homes has used GIB’s innovative prefinished wall lining systems ReadyLock and ReadyLine in its reception and conference room

areas. This product not only looks great, but using the very latest technology enables quicker installation all while achieving a flawless finish every time. Its durable quality makes it equally ideal for both commercial settings and residential dwellings. With homes becoming smarter every day, it’s easy to integrate all your electronic devices and automated systems with the C-Bus control system as RNP Homes proudly showcases throughout its offices. Gain effective and effortless control over lighting, heating, sound and entertainment systems from a single remote control. Pop into RNP Homes’ offices in the big black building at 106 Montreal Street and see how you can make your dream home a reality.


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e love too that on the best days of Adrian, Sandee, the season we can get back into our gardens and enjoy the feel of soil as we plant new and exciting specimens. Whether we are planning a new garden or revamping an old one McSaveney’s Nursery has everything we need to create a stylish contemporary look or a more formal classic style. Over the next few months flowering perennials will be doing their thing beautifully and trees will be bursting into life. McSaveney’s Nursery has a great selection of maples, flowering cherries, mop tops, magnolias and michelias catering to customers’ needs for evergreen and deciduous trees. These trees have been selected keeping in mind what is more suitable for the smaller sections and courtyards that are becoming the ‘norm’ today. Standards are also

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scrub cutters, generators, tractors and lawnmowers. “We have everything from domestic mowers for small backyards to the ‘Rolls Royce’ of lawnmowers for larger premium finish properties and lifestyle blocks – the Walker zero-turn – which catches and gives an awesome, striped ‘Twickenham’ finish,” says owner Campbell Watt. OMC also stocks a popular range of 18 cordless STIHL machines, which combine innovative motor and battery technology with first-class machine engineering to produce a brushless, electronically controlled electric motor (EC). The power from the lithium-ion battery packs is optimised to achieve a high degree of efficiency and enhance performance. All STIHL cordless power tools – chainsaws, linetrimmers, hedgetrimmers, lawnmowers and blowers – are lightweight and have comfortably low vibration levels. The long reach hedge trimmers are designed to be re-set to cut hedge tops without the use of a ladder, to enhance safety. “Whether you want to cut hedges or trim trees up to five metres from the ground, the STIHL powerhouse range has been extremely well received, especially by our female market. No petrol or oil is needed and they are very easy to start and use.” Phone 366 1829 or visit


provide easy access with an automatic opening option. I did find that a little distracting when looking through the rear vision mirror, but the increased size on the wing mirrors helped me move past that. The dash access was easy when it came to loading my iPhone. Navigating while driving the Clubman is a little trickier with your dial controller and push button option between the seats, but you get used to it. The sound options for warnings are pretty 1980s video game, although that’s quirky, like Mini. The numbers speak volumes - 100kw, 1499cc, 0-100kph in 9.1. Low slung seating with sturdy steering and all the bells and whistles from engine idle turn off, to keyless access, make for a real beauty. Added bonuses include a light that beams onto the ground at night, like the bat signal; a Mini log so you can check your keys – loved that; a rain

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hat’s surprised me and my friends who have seen the Mini Clubman while I’ve been driving it is the room. ‘A stretched Limo Mini’ was the comment, and it kind of stuck with me. Limo comfort and Limo design. Increased length and width means Mini has also expanded the interior. Cupboard rear doors

detector and a driver’s seat that lets you fold back and take a nap comfortably (yes I did!) In short, it’s cute, driveable, and efficient. Starting at $39,000, the Mini isn’t mini on options. You can personalise it with even more bling if you want. Driving it around I noticed just how many there were on the road and I had the odd feeling I wanted to wave at them and say, ‘Hey look, I’m driving one too!’ That’s a feeling I haven’t had in a while. Jeff Grey in Manchester Street has them there are a couple of small car options that have changed my mind about owning one, and this is definitely one of them.

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THE ULTIMATE IN LUXURY: Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 By Nicholas Henare

Every August classic car fans from around the world converge on Pebble Beach in California for a very special beauty contest.


his gathering of magnificent classic cars is the perfect place to premiere the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, a sensational luxury-class coupé. A flashback to the opulent 1920s, the model oozes style and luxury. It’s not just beautiful at face value; it has an unbelievable power to it. Measuring almost six metres in length, it’s designed as an electric car. The drive system has an output of 550 kW (750 hp)

and the shallow underfloor battery allows a range of over 500 kilometres. The classic aesthetic of the show car – the extremely long bonnet, the low roof line and the rearward positioning of the greenhouse – recall the aero coupés of days gone by. Retro is not the objective with the design though, rather it channels a sophisticated and on-point design reinterpretation of classic, aesthetic principles.

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It’s a type of synergistic relationship between automobile model and mankind that defies the limits of the imagination. Clearly defined contours and organically formed wings stand in contrast to the sharply drawn, extended feature line on each side which defines the upper vehicle body from the radiator grille across the entire length of the vehicle to the rear. Below this, the main body has a bulging, muscular look, extending across the entire flank. There is also a striking contrast between the Maybach red paintwork and the chrome strips which sit above

the wheel arches and in the centre of the bonnet and boot lid. The front windscreen fulfils its functional and aesthetic potential serving as a transparent display: driving-related data and geographical information is shown across its full width, augmenting the outside world with additional information. This information is defined by almost futuristic innovation as it can be controlled and adjusted by the occupants using gestures.

The luxury padded leather upholstery is a particular highlight. Its traditional look is combined with future technology here - the buttons which would normally be trimmed in leather have been replaced in the upholstered surfaces by miniature “body sensor displays”. These scan the passengers and monitor, for example, their vital functions. As a result, comfort features such as seat climate or the massage function can be activated or the seat settings adjusted to the passenger. It’s functional beauty in action. Sensors embedded discreetly in the upholstery also record the incidence of light, the colour of the occupant’s clothing and the ambient temperature. This information can be used to trigger new, emotional lighting effects in the interior. It’s a type of synergistic relationship between automobile model and mankind that defies the limits of the imagination. The concept car aims to embody the ultimate in luxury, and this is underlined by the fact that the driver can switch to digital/autonomous mode. This is a car that personifies science fiction. Needless to say, the realms of current technology are being pushed and integrated to such an extent it does feel like the sky’s the limit. Personally, I’d like a massage chair and I’d LOVE a car that has one.

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The road By Nicholas Henare

I have a hectic life ranging from real estate and writing, through to fulfilling parental duties and meeting the demands of a packed social calendar.


anaging these various obligations involves all sorts of requirements from my vehicle and the Volkswagen Tiguan I got my hands on recently rose to the challenge. There are several versions, but I had the pleasure of putting the TSI Highline, 132 kw through its paces. Quick, grunty and with attractive features, I came to like it a lot. Firstly, and I’ve said it before, the interactive dash on ALL this year’s Volkswagen’s I’ve tried is exceptional. It’s the benchmark I judge all other cars against. I love its ease of access from

my iPhone and the easy to navigate system. The dash boasts clean and strong lines and the seating arrangement on all of the vehicles is great. Better still, the Tiguan has a couple of extras. There are tray tables in the back seat with individual chargers that any parent with children who like using devices or eating on the run will love. The automatic opening boot with touch button close is something that took me a couple of ‘Oh yeah’s’ before I realised how great that option is. The front passenger seat folds down front ways so when you fold down

the back seat you can load something extra-long into the car. You can get roof racks for the vehicle, but I like this feature as an option for storage. Volkswagen crossed the word Tiger and Iguana to get Tiguan and on the road the vehicle really does live up to its namesake with great prowess. Lots of power, good to drive, and economical. If it’s family, business or loading the friends into the car for a trip to Akaroa without feeling like sardines, the Volkswagen Tiguan ticks all my boxes for a great all-rounder. With prices ranging from $41,990, it’s very good bang for buck.

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RIDE By Nicholas Henare

You clean your classic motorcycle, you put on your classic suit, you groom your hair and you hit the road to join other likeminded souls on the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.


otorcycle riders from across the city took to the streets in dapper duds on 25 September to raise money for solutions to two key men’s health challenges. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was launched in 2012 in Sydney with 2,500 riders in 64 cities. Support has grown rapidly over the past four years, with almost 27,000 riders registered for the 2016 Ride. Local organiser Andy Burchall of motorcycle dealership First European explains that all the funds raised here and abroad are directed at prostate cancer research and suicide prevention programmes through official charity partner The Movember Foundation.

Burchall cites the Barber Queue fundraiser the day before the ride as one such idea that fits in with the event’s aim of raising money while celebrating classic custom motorcycles and the art of being dapper. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is described by the organisers as a niche charity event “with gentlefolk riding their Café Racer, Bobber, Classic, Tracker, Scrambler, Old School Chopper, Modern Classic, Sidecar, Classic Scooter and Brat Styled motorcycles”. I’m not sure if I would describe myself either as a Gentleman, nor distinguished! But the whole idea is that motorcycle fans like myself get together for a worthy cause. Well done to Andy Burchall and the team at first European.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was launched in 2012 in Sydney with 2,500 riders in 64 cities.

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