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DOS Addicted to Fishing’s Nicky Sinden was telling me a yarn about the flack she and some girls received from a bunch of guys before setting off on a fishing tournament in Houhora. No doubt they were pooh-poohing their ability. Oh to have been a fly on the bow when that boat load of chicks returned for weigh-in with Marlin onboard. That reminded me of an experience I had last year when having to sell my late father’s beloved boat. The new owners – a couple of guys around my age – arrived from Auckland super-enthused to pick it up and I told them that, with the Johnson 90HP, you had to push the key in for several seconds as you turn it and have the throttle pushed forward and it would start every time. They nodded and made all the right noises as though they were listening, so I left them to it and went inside. Forty-five minutes of them unsuccessfully starting the motor later, I returned to see them looking noticeably less excited and rather dejected. One of them asked if we’d ever had this trouble before. “Yes, we did once at the boat ramp,” I replied. “Until another boatie with an identical Johnson came over and asked if we’d tried pushing the key in as we turned it while pushing the throttle forward. Just as I said to do before,” I added. He immediately reached for the key and throttle to try said tactic. The Johnson roared to life. Above the satisfying racket, they both gave me sheepish smiles. I looked at them and smiled patiently back, then turned and walked back inside. Nicky is gaining respect in an industry more commonly associated with men – check out her story on pages 4 and 5. In keeping with our water theme, we feature several boaties down at the Town Basin. Read why they’ve chosen Whangarei to dock and how they are planning to spend Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, this is our last edition before the big day – you will find lots of awesome giveaways and recipes, as well as water and boating safety advice for your summer holiday fun. Have a good one and see you in the New Year!

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Ados Addicted to Fishing host Nicky Sinden Here’s to a great summer on the water With Coastguard education manager Darren Arthur


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OUR PEOPLE ■ Nicky launches from her seaside home town Mangawhai Heads, out to some of the best fishing grounds in New Zealand.

Paint your finger nails, gut a fish, give anything a go’ By Jodi Bryant


DOS Addicted to Fishing host Nicky Sinden always knew Auckland wouldn’t be her forever home. Besides she had a big new boat and nowhere to park it and, when your life revolves around fishing, that won’t do. Mangawhai was calling. “I’ve always been in love with Northland,” says the 33-yearold. “I’ve got a lot of friends who live in Mangawhai and I’ve always got the best vibe there. People there are so warm and welcoming.” She purchased her first house there last year and subsequently adopted Northland as her new home ‘100 per cent for life’. Mangawhai reminds her a lot of her childhood backdrop. Despite growing up in Auckland, Nicky spent a great deal of time ‘running amok’ on the family farm on Motiti Island, off the Bay of Plenty coast. “You could only get to the island by chartering a small plane or by boat. I come from a huge family - dad is one of

ten children and all of us kids would run amok playing spot light, snorkelling, casting lines in the ocean. One of my best childhood memories was a lolly scramble that one of my aunties had organised when she had 20kgs of lollies dropped out of a plane.” Nicky cast her first line, aged three, and, one of three girls, the self-confessed tom boy spent many hours fishing with her father and other family members. It was in 2010 Nicky auditioned for the role of Matt Watson’s ITM Fishing Show apprentice, seeing it as the perfect opportunity to up-skill her fishing prowess and knowledge by learning from one of the best. She came third out of 2,000 entries in the televised quest and was the last girl standing. Instead, she was invited on a trip around Queensland with the ITM Fishing Show where they filmed another five episodes and she received subsequent requests from parents to teach their girls to fish before it was suggested to Nicky that she make her own show.

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A couple of years later, she got over the self-doubt and took the plunge. She left her sales and marketing job, sold her car and boat to put the money into the business and went about seeking sponsorship, calling upon some of her former contacts and cold-calling more than 500 businesses. She sought a film crew, set up her own company and website and has never looked back. However, it has not been easy. “It is one of the best things I have done but I often think ‘Gosh, if only the world knew what happened just before we shot that’. Over the years we’ve really refined it down and we’re in a good place now.” Now filming its fifth series, Prime TV’s ADOS Addicted to Fishing follows Nicky in her Game King Extreme 795 boat Game On in her fishing adventures with kiwi locals, sharing tips, tricks and techniques while show casing stunning New Zealand scenery.

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“It’s now five years on and the show has really evolved and I’ve learnt so much that I’m able to host the show on my own, as well as featuring interesting locals or taking the girls out for a fish

2017 has been an absolute cracker of a year – some really good things

“The further north you go, the better the fishing is but, in saying that, we still go the length of the country,” says Nicky, who is a member of the Ahipara Game Fishing Club.

while catching a marlin. “The show gives me the access to do what I’m

have happened. First, I got engaged

really passionate about, which is be on the water and fish with like-minded people who are just as

to the love of my life, then I landed a 361kg

passionate about fishing. Each day on the water we see something different – there are no two

broadbill swordfish, which I caught in Northland on my own 7.9m boat, and

days the same. “And it’s not all about reaching your bag limit.

then I became a qualified skipper.” She may be breaking world records (the last

The shape of New Zealand provides us with so much coastline there’s different fish to catch in

world record for biggest swordfish was made 64 years ago) in a field previously thought of as

different months of the year and it’s definitely very special to New Zealand.”

more a man’s domain, but Nicky is just as happy in a dress as she is in her gum boots.

Nicky, who is the only female in Australasia to host her own fishing show, says she is definitely

“My motto is: ‘Paint your finger nails, gut a fish, give anything a go’.”

a little more biased towards Northland. “The further north you go, the better the

In fact, after this interview, she is off to the hairdressers, followed by a wedding dress fitting,

fishing is but, in saying that, we still go the length of the country,” says Nicky, who is a

before she sets off on a nine-day televised roadie, incorporating a 45-minute guest-

member of the Ahipara Game Fishing Club. “Northland reminds me a lot of Motiti, where

speaking stint at the start and culminating with attending a prize-giving in the Hokianga as a

you’re growing up running round in summer in bare feet. We have a local boy here in

finalist in the Far North Supreme Sports Awards. And then she is very much looking forward

Mangawhai, whose family own the camp ground and, every day, he runs down in his bare feet,

to returning home to Mangawhai where the fish are plentiful and she is met at the boat ramp

jumps on board and inspects the chilly bin. He asks a million questions and that’s just cool to

by a small, barefoot local boy before divvying out her day’s catch to her new and welcoming

see. Later in life, when my partner and I have children, hopefully that will be our kids.”

neighbours. “As a kid, I really enjoyed getting out of the

Despite previously finding that guys were intimidated by her, Nicky met fellow Aucklander

city life – Motiti Island was calling me. I didn’t really enjoy going back to Auckland. I always

and keen fisherman Matt, unaware of who she was. They now live in Mangawhai together

knew that eventually my forever home would not be in Auckland.

with their ‘fussiest cat in the world’ Miso, who, coincidentally, doesn’t like fish, and plan to tie

“I absolutely love it here and feel really blessed.”

the knot at Whangarei Heads in March. “I’m really happy where I’m at in my life.


■ Nicky with a 19.8Ib snapper.

■ Nicky (angler), with David Woodman (Skipper), and Matt Haliday (Deckhand), hit the water targeting a Broadbill Swordfish. The scales later tipped a whopping 361kg, making this the heaviest Broadbill ever caught by a female and a world record fish.


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Here’s to a great summer on the water! By Coastguard education manager Darren Arthur


e’re on the uphill slope towards summer - days are getting longer and, for those able to escape the backyard chores, eyes are going towards fishing rods and tackle boxes with thoughts of getting back amongst the fish. Coastguard volunteers are also busy gearing up for another full-on boating season. In fact, over October alone, the Coastguard Operations Centre handled over 7,700 VHF radio calls (including trip reports, bar crossing reports and calls for assistance) and assisted at 164 incidents – and that’s before the best of the summer weather! This time of year is when preparation can make all the difference; after all, many of those requests for assistance were for simple mechanical or electrical issues. Has the boat been serviced with extra attention being paid to batteries, the electrics and ensuring the fuel isn’t stale or contaminated? Is all your safety gear in good nick? Because it’s often the simple things that get missed, before you head out for the boat ramp, make sure you tick off these key things from our simple checklist:

Your boat You’ve got the bait and the fishing gear sorted – but what about the boat itself?

• Are the bungs in and secure? • Have you got enough fuel? (Remember the ‘thirds’ rule: 1/3 fuel to get there, 1/3 to get back, 1/3 in reserve) • Have you done a walk around to make sure no damage has occurred since you last used your boat? • Batteries charged and ready to go? (Check your batteries are in good nick too, so they charge properly) • Make sure your engine is in neutral, ignition key is in position, and that the engine starts • Lights, radio and pumps all working as they should?

Your safety

• Make a Trip Report to Coastguard on your local VHF channel, or a Bar Crossing Report if you’re planning to go over one of the region’s bars. The information you give us can help us find you if you’re reported overdue. If your lifejacket is past it’s best, check out the Coastguard Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade – trade in your old or worn lifejacket (no matter the condition) for a hefty discount on a new Hutchwilco lifejacket. The Old4New van will be visiting boat ramps across the country from December 2 – visit www. old4new.nz for more.

Your trailer

Make sure you’ve got all your safety gear on board, and that it’s in good condition. A few bucks spent making sure you’ve got the right gear could end up saving your life! • Got enough lifejackets for everyone on board? When the unexpected happens out on the water, it often happens really quickly. That’s why wearing your lifejacket, especially in boats less that 6m, can make all the difference • Have you had your inflatable lifejackets serviced recently? (A basic service takes only a few minutes. Check out a handy video here: http://bit.ly/LifejacketServicing • Have you got at least two forms of waterproof communication on board? - Cellphone in a waterproof bag - Working VHF radio - EPIRB or personal locator beacon - Distress flares • Have you checked the weather forecast? • Is your Coastguard Membership up-to-date? Check your membership card, or call us on 0800 BOATIE to get up to date!

Easily overlooked, but you don’t want to get pulled over on the way to the boat ramp – or have your boat damaged because of the trailer. • Are your WoF and registration up to date? • Tyres looking good after a long winter? • Are your trailer lights working? • Is the winch working fine? • Safety chain secure? Tie downs securely in place? • Prop flag in place? By getting your boat and your skills sorted now, you can enjoy stress-free boating as we come into summer – and you can concentrate on landing a big fish and enjoying the best this country has to offer! Remember, if you need assistance, Coastguard is here. Get in touch on your local VHF radio channel or by cellphone on *500. Give the volunteers on the water a wave when you see them! Here’s to a great summer on the water!

Life jackets! coming to a boat ramp near you this summer


he Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade Campaign is back, coming to a boat ramp near you this summer. Simply bring your old, damaged or out-ofdate lifejacket to the Old4New van, and receive a great discount on a brand-new, quality Hutchwilco lifejacket. Kicking off today at Half Moon Bay Boat Ramp and visiting locations across the country, the Old4New van – provided by the Giltrap Group and laden with lifejackets – will


be visiting boat ramps from the Far North to the Deep South over summer. Northland locations include Opua, Mangonui, Houhora, Opononi and Dargaville. In addition, retailer Boating & Outdoors (Cater Marine Opua and All Marine Whangarei and Riverside) will offer the Old4New upgrade in stores nationwide on selected dates for boaties who can’t make it to the van. Over 4,500 lifejackets have been traded in over the last three years of the campaign,


meaning thousands of kiwis are safer out on the water. Plus, traded-in lifejackets that still meet New Zealand Standards are shipped to at-risk communities in the Pacific Islands, ensuring local fishermen and recreational water users don’t risk their lives when working for their livelihoods. For a full location schedule and more details, visit www.old4new.nz or get in touch with the team at Coastguard on 0800 BOATIE (262 843).

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Ahoy there!

Ever admired the boats at the Town Basin and wondered who lives within? Jodi Bryant takes a stroll and does a bit of ‘door knocking’. She is warmly welcomed aboard and asks:

What brings you to Whangarei? What do you like about our city? And; Where will you be spending Christmas? Merv Dobbs, 69, retired business owner and builder – Whangarei

I was born and bred here but, in 1998, left Whangarei to circumnavigate around the Northern Pacific rim. We returned in November last year and I was just blown away by the changes here. “When we left, we were driving over that bridge over there (Canopy Bridge) – and now there’s an umbrella over it! “I’ve built and owned quite a number of buildings around this town but, for example, the Town Basin, has seen an enormous change. I’ve gotta say, this marina is one of the best in the world. I’m just so darn proud of this place. “We moved onto the boat in 1996 but are selling it now. We’ve bought a house and that will be my next project. I recon I’ve got one last house left in me. I’m looking forward to having a garden and living in suburbia but I’ve taken up kite surfing so I can still get my water fix. “If we haven’t sold the boat, it will be our last Christmas on board. We will probably go up to the Bay of Islands and sail around.”

Joëlle and Pierre-Andre, retired technology teachers – New Caledonia


ierre-Andre: “We arrived in Opua in December 2016 and have mostly been based in Whangarei but we are leaving for Chile this month. “I’ve been to New Zealand several times since I was 16-years-old. We come to Whangarei for the boat maintenance. It’s a nice, easy city for shopping and has everything we want.” Joëlle: “We have made good friends here at the restaurant. We particularly like The Quay. New Zealand seems to be very secure but, in fact, it’s like any other country; we have had our two bikes stolen from the front of our boat but that’s life.” Pierre-Andre: “It should take us about six-weeks to reach Chile so we will be spending Christmas somewhere on the water.”

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onty: “In 2015 we bought a boat so flew here where it was moored. It was a Canadianmade boat and rare – it’s one of only around 50 in the world. So it was this boat which brought us to (Whangarei) New Zealand. “We took it to Fiji before returning and left it on the moorings while we flew back to Canada for the winter skiing season. We’re planning on doing the same again. We just got in from Opua last night and we’ve noticed the marine industry is busier here this year. We will stay here for about a week and then haul the boat out for repairs while we fly home.” Margy: “Next year we might stay for the cruising season. We like it here for the proximity of the super market and restaurants. During our week here we will probably have a few dinner dates with friends. We like Tumeric and The Quay.” Monty: “In the end we managed to name our boat Whistler, which is the name of the place we live back home.”

Hermann, retired from dental industry - Germany

I purchased the Pacifico in 2010 and had one year to improve my sailing. Then I went off and said ‘Ok, now the water’s mine’. I left Germany six years ago and sailed alone. I prefer that because it’s peaceful. But I have flown back when it gets colder here to see my kids. “I return to Whangarei because it is safe and a good boating place. It has good shopping and haul-out/boat repair facilities, like the stainless steel guys, the electronics and Burnsco. “I am aiming to spend Christmas in the South Island but it depends on the weather. New Zealand is a difficult, windy place so you could have good luck and go or bad luck and wait four weeks.” 8 | SAVVY

Let your creativity shine at the Quarry Arts Centre open day Sunday December 10, 2017, 11am-3pm


he Quarry Arts Centre in Selwyn Avenue, Whangarei are opening their doors to the public on Sunday December 10 to offer the wider community the chance to have a go at carving in Oamaru stone, making mosaics or T-shirt printing, at the annual Quarry Arts Centre open day. This free event enables you to indulge your creative side through workshops and ‘taster’ sessions in a wide range of arts and crafts. Quarry Arts Centre manager Ali Goodman says the open day allows anyone in the community to have a go at making art. “Whatever ability or age you can come along and try something. Or just watch the artists at work. It’s a true celebration of the creative process.” This year’s open day marks the Quarry’s 35th anniversary. The date will also be marked with a seven day community firing in the wood fired kiln built earlier this year and a new gallery space in the main office. Both the Supporters Show and the Member’s Exhibition will also be open during the Open day. The Quarry Arts centre is a community art and craft space which supports the development of visual arts. The centre has studios for artists in residence and is home to Te Kowhai Print Trust and the Northland Woodturners and Woodworkers. Throughout the year the Quarry runs a versatile and exciting workshop programme, and the Yvonne Rust Gallery showcases some of Whangarei’s best

arts and crafts with regular exhibitions.. The Open day is really about celebrating the great array of artistic diversity at the centre: throwing on the potter’s wheel, wood turning and lathe working, T-shirt and bag printing, traditional weaving, painting workshops, craft workshops, watercolours, stone carving and much

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Can you spot the average Northlander in a crowd? Superrecogniser column By Michael Botur


andals, dreadlocks, rasta colours and brown skin: it’s time to myth-bust some of the stereotypes around how Northlanders look. Not long ago I went out for some beers with a guy from high school (note I don’t use the word ‘friend’) who’d just got out of prison after a decade of thug life. As he walked into the pub, he and the bouncer, both 6’1 and 110kgs, sized each other up and gave an upward tilt of the chin. It’s because big males love to acknowledge each other in a crowd so they can emit pheromones and prepare for battle. I’m six feet tall, which puts me in the 78th percentile of height for Kiwis. I enjoy recognising people in crowds – hence the name of this column. While big people are the easiest to spot in a crowd like the mob of 3000 at Whangarei’s

Gourmet Night Market, we giant thugs aren’t precisely your average Northlanders. The first average Northlander, from about 1200-1800CE, had an average life expectancy of 30 years and was about the same height as non-Maori (even though Abel Tasman at first thought the locals in some parts of the coast were giants because his telescope misled him). That’s all changed, though. At the end of the 18th century, Europeans, Asians, Australians and even African-Americans sailed in. After that, the genetics, food, disease and economic factors which influence growth and health made the population much more diverse, up north and everywhere else. Our health board acknowledges that Northland does have a population which is older, more rural, and poorer than the rest of the country, so that skews the appearance of the average Northlander.

We do have a few insights into averageness: • Nationally, the average height for men is 175.5cm (5’ 9”) for women it’s 162.5cm (5’ 4”) • The most likely eye colour, according to my six year old’s highly unscientific classroom survey of 22 kids, is brown. • While 47 per cent of Maori and Polynesian have tattoos, only 15 per cent of the rest of the population is tatted up, bringing the broader average down to about 20 per cent of the population. So your average person in a crowd won’t have any tats. • Until we get more rail and port business up this way, the median gross income for a Northlander is just $23,400 ... so maybe you won’t see the average Northlander buying gourmet food at all (Winston, if you’re reading this: send money now)

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he silly season is upon us. Unbelievable. The rumble over the ‘where and when’ of the Christmas work party is gaining momentum, along with the ‘in-law versus family’ Christmas negotiations and the ‘tested with time’ organisation for the annual neighbourhood get together. Table reservations are being secured, in advance, by savvy PA’s at popular restaurants, supermarket shelves are being scrutinized for slashed price ‘giggle juice’ suitable for stock piling and hire places are accumulating trays of glasses, resin chairs and trestle tables in preparation for the festive gatherings at home or the beach. It’s all about socialising and fun!!!

So what to wear?? Does the wardrobe bulge with ‘same style different colour’ looks that are safe, or is it time to challenge the comfort zone? Absolutely!! Why be predictable? If you’re a pants person, look for a dress – just for a change. Nothing is more exciting than finding something fabulous that you thought you could never wear. If you love wearing black – look for a bold exciting red, lime, cerise pink or a striped white, ‘wow” piece in a jacket, singlet or cover up that gives life to black and makes you stand out – you’re worth it!! If you’re a tunic and leggings person, it’s time to aim for a dramatic make over in complete contrast to what you’re used to. Those stomach muscles haven’t seen the light of day for some time and your waist line is probably bordering complacent. Try wide leg culottes teamed with a cropped top, nonchalantly half nipped into the waist band to show that flat finish, or a tucked in and bloused top over relaxed trousers tapering to the ankle. No-one has tucked and bloused for twenty years. Finally we can wear a belt. Know a good belt company? Most have rebranded and turned into handbags, it’s been that long. Just for fun throw on a maxi dress with a serious side split to suit your stride for the next barbecue or casual dinner out. Nothing beats the top to toe body-line of a maxi dress for a slimmer appearance. Elevated with a nifty metallic sandal or wedged slide and topped with a no nonsense contoured denim jacket and you’re hot to trot. With hemlines sliding lower, the Frank Lyman floral knit dress tapered to below the knee is drop dead gorgeous. He, along with Emily and Fin, have done their homework, in a summer where gardens of floral dominate the cat walks. So while the Silly Season starts heating up and the invitations begin rolling in, remember to give yourself time to experiment with the fabulous colours, fabrics and styles that make up this year’s summer collection. Make it fun, have a play and don’t be afraid to challenge that comfort zone.

BE INSPIRED Not sure what to wear for weddings, Christmas parties, business functions or your reunion with friends back home?

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How to party without a hangover BY LIFE & STYLE COACH SHARON GIBSON


t’s that time of the year again folks when the social calendar notifications start popping like popcorn for some! Wherever you are in the social scene, whether it’s just kicking off or you’ve already enjoyed a full social life throughout the year, here are some of my favourite tips to manage your health and wellness. Who knows, you may even learn to party without the hangover!

• Strategy – be diary organised and choose toward the events that contribute to your life and personal values. Who and what will contribute to your targets now and in the future?

• Health – it may be the end of the year but that’s no excuse to slack off when it comes to your health. Did you know that eating a high GI carbohydrate meal together with sugary cocktails or beer can lead to blackouts? Change out pasta, pizza and processed meats for grilled fish, poached chicken plus quinoa, mixed veges and salads and avoid the carb and alcohol hangover!

• Alcohol + hydration – drink correctly and remember to hydrate well before, during and after your social events. As much as it pains me to say, champagne, white wines, beer and cocktails are not your best friend as they are high GI drinks that encourage hangovers. Instead try lower forms of GI drinks like red wine, clear spirits and mixers like soda or mineral water, wine spritzers with rose, wine with soda.

• Move – keep moving your body in ways that are fun for you even if you’ve been a bit lazy lately, take it to the next level. Being consistent, even if just a 30 minute walk daily can make a huge difference. • Rest and recovery – allow yourself plenty of space for rest and recovery. Your body needs it. • Health supplements – even with a healthy life, most of us are deficient in some minerals. Check out which health supplements would best support your immune and hormone health so you can enjoy the holiday season fully. Here’s to your health and wellness folks!



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Exciting new massage and spa programmes in Whangarei With Evolution School of Massage


xciting developments have taken place in the NZQA review recently, according to Whangarei Evolution School of Massage director Lorna Clowes.

“Old massage programmes are expiring this year and being replaced by brilliant new programmes which include relaxation, infant and child, sports and onsite chair massage, plus nutrition and other great stuff,” she explains. “This new one-year programme leads to the NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage and gives students such an amazing start to their new massage career. Graduates can work anywhere in the world, on superyachts or cruise ships, or start their own businesses. The earning potential is great. Attendance is only Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with some home study and only in school term time. Evolution School is the only massage education provider in Northland and is an NZQA Category ONE provider, which means NZQA agree we are very high quality educators.” In addition, a new NZ Certificate in Spa Therapy is starting

in February 2018. Lorna says it is a lovely programme for anyone with some experience in massage or beauty and covers treatments, such as wraps and scrubs, hot stones, aromatherapy, reflexology, hydrotherapy and Indian head massage, to name a few.

“Graduates will be able to offer these treatments in their own business or for their employer but they can also work in luxury spas worldwide or on cruise ships. Attendance is only four days a week for nine months and only in term time. Evolution School is the only spa education provider in Northland.” Enrolments are being taken now for the Feb 2018 intake and with only one intake per year, with limited places

EVOLUTION SCHOOL OF SPA NZ CERTIFICATE IN SPA THERAPY Includes Indian head, hot stones, aromatherapy, reflexology, hydrotherapy and much more.

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available, you need to be quick to secure your spot. Student loans and allowances are available for these programmes. There is no age limit – just 16-plus. Call Evolution today to ask about your new exciting career: 09 438 6583, or pop in and have a look around: 115 Cameron Street, Whangarei.




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Five things every woman should invest in CACI WHANGAREI TALKS TO SAVVY READERS


here are a few things that you shouldn’t skip or skimp on - and by investing in the right products and treatments now, you can rest assured that they will last the long run and, no doubt, offer the biggest impact. Here are our top picks that every woman should invest in:

YOUR SKIN It will be with you for life, so why not take care of it like the rest of your body? We go to the gym to take care of our body, and eat well to take care of our inner health – but what about your skin health? It’s essential to look after your skin, and it’s never too early – or too late. A Skin Health Plan is simple and is tailored for you and your skin goals; with a schedule of skin correcting treatments to help you achieve fresh, bright, healthylooking skin - for $25 per week.

SUNSCREEN An absolute must. Sunscreen is the number one most important skincare product you can use, and you should be using sunscreen everyday rain or shine. Choose an oilfree sunscreen that suits your skin type, so you will enjoy wearing it every day. Our Ki Sunscreen was created with the harsh NZ sun in mind and protects against skin damage and premature ageing caused by UVA and UVB rays.

A CLASSIC LIPSTICK Needless to say, a great lipstick can make your day. A pop of colour adds life,

and confidence, so grab one that you love and wear it every day! We love Smashbox’s Be Legendary Collection of mattes and cremes, with over 20 shades!

PERFUME We think Christian Dior summed it up the best: “Perfume is the indispensable compliment to the personality of women, the finishing touch on a dress”, it should be the last thing you put on as your walk out the door.


At Caci we know that when you look your best, you also feel your best. Book your free consultation today.

A GREAT HAIRCUT The one you’ve had since school probably won’t be doing you any justice, so invest in a good cut every few months – trust us, you’ll love it!

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Here comes the sun


Pioneering physician Dr Peter Chapman-Smith, retires from his successful career “I started the first appearance medicine clinic in Northland. People said: ‘Goodness me, in Northland?!’ Now it’s quite common”.

■ Dr Chapman-Smith


hen Dr Peter Chapman-Smith came to Whangarei in 1977, it was for his love of the ocean and diving. But then he got busy catching babies and building from scratch a successful medical clinic which brought appearance medicine to Northland among many other feats. Fast-forward 40 years and he’s finally returning to the passion which led him here in the first place. “I’ve had a long and varied career,” he muses. “I was absolutely passionate about medicine and still am but it’s time to slow down while I’ve still got my health.” Dr Chapman-Smith has been practicing medicine since 1976 and, in addition to working as an anaesthetist at Whangarei Hospital, was a family doctor for 24 years. This was back in the day when the role included obstetrics and he delivered around 150 babies per year for 20 years. Dr Chapman-Smith was the last GP to give up obstetrics in Whangarei. During this time, he also carried out aviation, diving and sports medicine. Dr Chapman-Smith feels privileged to have practiced in the days when general

practice involved treating patients from start to finish. “I delivered babies and provided end of life care. I was involved with the family very closely. It was hugely satisfying and I felt privileged to be delivering this care.” Based at the Maunu Medical Centre since 1982, Dr Chapman-Smith purchased the house next door and renovated it to become the Skin and Vein Clinic in 1997. Branching out from general practice, he began treating varicose veins, pioneering nonsurgical treatment using laser technology. With Northland having the highest rate of melanoma in the world, he developed an interest in treating skin cancer, and brought the Mole Map franchise to Northland. Then came appearance medicine – a term Dr ChapmanSmith himself coined. “I started the first appearance medicine clinic in Northland. People said: ‘Goodness me, in Northland?!’ Now it’s quite common. We don’t over-treat people – we’re very successful at maintaining a natural refreshed look, something we’re very proud of.”

COMBINING CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY WITH EXPERIENCE FOR SUPERIOR RESULTS COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT RANGE: • Appearance Medicine • Medical Microdermabrasion • Laser-Assisted Skin Rejuvenation • Fine Lines or Deep Wrinkles • Spider Veins • Tattoo Removal • Volumise Lips

Appearance medicine will continue at his Skin and Vein clinic with two experienced nurses taking over treatment. Over the last three years, he has treated over 250 people using stem cell therapy. “Stem cell treatment has been done for decades in animals so it’s not new but it’s relatively new to humans. It’s proven to be a very exciting and innovative therapy, which has helped many people. It’s fascinating, changing lives and has been the most dramatic aspect of my career.” “However, I’m slowing down, which is unusual for me. I’m taking more of a managerial role to make time for my family. I have a granddaughter who’s six months and two more due very soon. I just love being a grandpa. “The reason I came to Whangarei in the first place was because of my love the sea and diving. It’s time to slow down and have a life - to enjoy Northland’s playground with my family. “I’ve come to the end of a long career and I’m proud of it. I’m a proud Northlander.”

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Kick start your own QUIT-PROOF health resolutions!

By Carolyn Hansen


ith the New Year looming, it’s the perfect time to get health-focused! It’s a time of year that can be filled with hope, positivity and a feeling of purpose. You get a clean slate to do whatever you want and close to 50 percent of us make New Year’s resolutions.

The trouble is, the enthusiasm to make changes, especially with exercise and diet, tends to fade once we realise we can’t change everything overnight. After all, nothing gets accomplished in one day. Resolutions, like all plans, are set in one day, but are accomplished with a hundred tiny steps that happen throughout the year. Want to make this coming year different? First off, the date really has no significance; you don’t have to wait for the first of January to start living the way you want to live right now. In fact, starting now will ultimately benefit you - here are two great reasons why:

A New Beginning Has No Start Date A new beginning starts every day you wake up, not every first day of the New Year. Don’t wait for tomorrow, next week or January 1st to begin what you already know you want to achieve. If there is something going on in your life that you do not like and want to change, there is no better time than the present.

Staying A Step Ahead Of The Game By starting now, you will be one step ahead of yourself. Where you thought you would be in January, you could be in by December. By keeping a step ahead, you can go into the New Year with a strong perspective and assurance of what you need to do next in order to achieve whatever it is you set out to achieve. After all, it’s really not about the date. Success with health or fitness goals begins and ends with a “between the ears” process. Yes,





your MIND. The mind leads the body. Your body listens to your mind. So, this means you have to change the way you think about exercise and eating, change the way you schedule your day and how you prioritise your tasks.

Willpower won’t work. Willpower is for short-term success. Long-term success requires planning, discipline and finding ways to motivate yourself every day.

Motivation will not magically happen and no-one else can provide it for you as it comes from within and will change from day-to-day. You have to recommit to your goals each day, tweak them to fit changes in your lifestyle and attitude and find new ways to motivate yourself over the course of your life. You will not always want to exercise and eat healthy. Even the most committed exerciser doesn’t always want to do it. Know that you will have to work on it every day. But its all worth it as the evidence is in for fitness. It has been associated with more health benefits than anything else known to man. Studies show that it increases energy, reduces disease risk, increases longevity, helps achieve and maintain weight loss, enhances mood and makes you look, feel and sleep better. The combination of good mental attitude, a good nutrition plan and a good training program is a fail-safe strategy. The key to remaining on track is to unlock personal motivation. Your mind is the most powerful weapon you have and you have to start today to train yourself mentally as well as physically! To make it easier for you I have created a FREE 30 minute self-hypnosis MP3 audio to help you implement health resolutions that STICK. While listening, you’ll discover how to: * Tap The SELF-MOTIVATING CAPABILITIES Of Your Mind... * Learn To FUTURE-PACE Then ACHIEVE Your Desired Goals... * Put Those Broken Health Resolutions IN THE REAR MIRROR! There are 365 days to start anew or make a change - use them all and make your next year transformational.


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Look after yourself today, and live all your tomorrows better.

didn’t, rise up to greet you with a renewed resolve to get it right this coming year!

The arrival of a new year always gives a jolt to mind and the body.

It makes sense to put an active lifestyle on that list, because over the years whatever else you need, you’re going to need that body!

Time is passing and the list of things you wanted to do, were going to do and

Come and experience our facilities that will make your decision to include fitness in your life an easy one. We’ll help you to a healthier place. You’ll love the results and you’ll feel better about everything you do.

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Treatment for dry eyes

with Eye Centre - Primecare

What is the function of your tears? Tears are the moisture layer that covers your eyes. They protect your eyes against microbial, allergic and traumatic aggression, and help to preserve your vision. They are essential for both comfort and health.. Your tears are composed of three layers which protect your eyes: 1. A superficial thin oily layer which is composed of lipids produced by Meibomian glands (located along the edge of the eyelids). These lipids delay the evaporation of tears. They behave like a thin oily layer on water: oil prevents water evaporation. 2. A middle thick aqueous layer which is composed of water produced mainly by lacrimal glands that are situated in the upper eyelids. This layer carries essential nutriments and oxygen to the cornea. 3. An innermost mucous layer that helps the film to both adhere to the eye and assure its correct distribution.

Meibomian Glands Healthy Meibomian glands secrete oil with each blink of your eyes to keep your tears, and with them your eyes, from drying out. If these glands stop working properly, your eyes will dry out very quickly, and can become red, painful and inflamed. Common symptoms of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) include: • Dry eyes • Red, inflamed and burning eyes • Itchy eyes and eye lids • Sticky eyes with mucous secretions, sometimes eyelids may be stuck together. • Excessive eye watering • Eyes that are sensitive to light • The feeling that there is something in your eye, even if nothing is there.

• Frequent or recurring Styes I Chalazions • Blurry vision that comes and goes Because many of these symptoms are the same as other common eye diseases, an examination of your eyelids and meibomian glands, by a qualified Optometrist/ Ophthalmologist is necessary to determine if you suffer from MGD.

Treatment In the past, treatments have included artificial tears, eyelid warming, eyelid massage, lid margin cleaning, Blephasteam – hot moist goggles. Now added to available treatments is Intense Pulse Light Therapy, IPL. The IPL machine uses sequenced light pulses to stimulate the meibomian glands to return to normal function.


We recommend this treatment as the best solution available for dry eyes. The procedure is cumulative, so for maximum results 3-4 treatments are necessary. The treatment itself is straight forward, your eyes are covered with goggles and protective gel is applied around your eyes. The treatment is on your cheeks close around your eyes. You will notice a warm sensation and bright light and a feeling like a rubber band being flicked on your skin. You can resume normal activities immediately after the treatment - making IPL a quick and painless solution to your dry eye discomfort. The IPL treatment will be available at the Eye Centre Primecare in 2017. Please phone us to arrange an appointment to discuss whether IPL can work for you.

We are closed from the 23rd of December and reopen on the 8th of January

• Consultation $165.00 0 Follow up $103.00 Includes retinal photos • OCT $102.00 FOR ALL DISEASES OF THE EYE

* Price inc GST but not including cost of pre-operative consultation Southern Cross affiliated

Help is only a phone call away 0800 11 0030


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Helena Bay Cafe and Gallery

Discover another of Northland’s treasures this summer! A GREAT PLACE TO FIND A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS EVERYTHING The destination Guests visiting Northland will love …. The Gallery & Cafe are set in a lush subtropical garden with magnificent bush and sea views over Helena Bay on Northland’s east coast, on the scenic coastal route to historic Russell in the Bay of Islands. Situated approximately 30 minutes north of Whangarei and an hour from Russell. You will find a warm welcome at the gallery and café where you are encouraged to wander and relax in the beautiful garden during your visit.

The Café

with the surrounding garden providing an ideal

Come and enjoy our beautiful garden setting with stunning ocean views. Relax with a cup of coffee, lunch or one of our many treats all made on site on our sheltered deck with breath-taking views or in our garden surrounded conservatory. We serve breakfast, lunch, and a large variety of homemade cakes, cookies and snacks.


backdrop for sculpture and outdoor artworks. The gallery and cafe combine to make a special experience, the gallery with a wide-ranging and eclectic selection of Kiwi art. This includes over 150 artists, both established and emerging, with many from the Northland area, and encompasses bespoke furniture, paintings, sculpture, glass, ceramics and jewellery. You are sure to find something in the

The gallery opened in December 2003, the

gallery to fall in love with!

brainchild of Peter Brown, who lives on site.

The cafe too provides something for everyone: a

Peter, who owns and operates the gallery, started

terrific menu, great coffee, a large range of cakes all

developing the property in 1996 from a bare site,

made on site and that stunning view of the coast.

in anticipation of opening a gallery and garden

Truly a case of food for both body and soul.

to best show off local artwork and create an

Visit the gallery, then relax in the cafe, enjoy the view

environment for visitors to enjoy. The gallery consists and the delicious food, or wander in the sub-tropical of four open plan rooms at about 200 square meters garden and enjoy the beauty and serenity.

Hand-tooled leather journals by Kaitaia based artist Jo Busby. Perfect gift for someone who has everything.

1 Dodo puzzles, great little stocking fillers, for big and little kids alike

Hot chocolate and coffee

The Gallery

Stunning 24 carat gold, Silver and opal jewellery by Northland artist Hana Ott.

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Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story $ 39.95 Navigate your way through this sumptuously illustrated story of New Zealand

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Little Golden Books $ 5.95 These classic little books have been loved by children for over 75 years.


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Hairy Maclary Treasury: The Complete Adventures of Hairy Maclary $ 49.95 Lynley Dodd’s ten classic stories starring Hairy Maclary are brought together in this treasury. It also includes a CD with each tale.

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Build exciting electronic experiments and projects with this colourful easy to use press-stud system.

Meccano MAXX Robot $ 399.95

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Happy Atoms $ 139.95 Build, scan, and identify molecules: the simplest way to learn about atoms, bonding, and chemistry.

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Remote Controlled Solar System $ 84.95

Get up close and personal to all sorts of bugs with this powerful 5x magnifier.


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Galaxy Kinetic Art $ 56.95

This clever globe magically transforms from a view of the earth to an illuminated view of the constellations.

Bug-View - One Handed Bug Catcher $ 17.95



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Walnut 3n1 Set - Chess, Checkers, Backgammon $ 149.95 40cm folding walnut chess, checkers & backgammon set with bevelled edges and inset handle.

A great way to store your unfinshed jigsaw puzzle, unroll when you’re ready to continue.

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Tour of New Zealand Board Game $ 24.95 Take a tour of New Zealand from the comfort of the playing board! A games for all ages.

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Make learning fun with this mathematical twist on the classic game Snakes & Ladders.

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The multimedia exhibition, farrago, runs at Geoff Wilson Gallery until Friday, 8 December. The work on display at the farrago exhibition is a culmination of hard work and intensive refinement by the 10 Bachelor of Applied Arts students. Their degree show is a celebration of the group’s varied talents, multitude of influences and diverse cultural backgrounds. Artworks include digital media and animation, cyanotype and experimental photography, paint, illustration and print. The graduating students are Isaac Bryce, Jamaica Tata, Jacinta Hailes, Ya Qian Shao, Hayley Milton, Chen Zhichun, Tina McKinnon, Lydia Anderson, Jackson Ansted and Catherine Peng (Jiaxin). Geoff Wilson Gallery, Toi Te Pito Arts Precinct, Gate 3, NorthTec, Raumanga Valley Rd, Whangarei. Runs until Friday 8 December 2017

Prosper + Digital Dedsec Warriors Works by students in Year 1 and Year 2 of the Bachelor of Applied Arts (Visual Art & Digital Media), Diploma of Applied Arts (Visual Art & Digital Media) and Certificate in Art & Design. The Concrete Space Gallery, Toi Te Pito Arts Precinct, Gate 3, NorthTec, Raumanga Valley Rd, Whangarei Runs from Thursday 30 November – Friday 8 December 2017


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You are invited to exhibitions of artwork by NorthTec’s graduating students and staff. Chris Schreuder

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This exhibition showcases 20 artists that have either studied or teach on NorthTec’s photography programme. It looks at ‘what came next’ for these artists, and how their art education prepared them for the rich tapestry of life beyond art school - workking lives interwoven with research, travel, exhibitions, residencies, community projects and much more. This exhibition highlights a diverse range of photographic approaches, from alternative silver-based processes to contemporary commercial work, and fully manipulated digital imagery. Elektra Bakshov | Debra Bathgate | Grant Beran | Megan Bowers-Vette | Lisa Clunie | Megan Corbett | Megan Dickinson | Erena Donnelly | Rebecca Evans | Grace Evitt | Ella Francesca | Shannon Gleeson | Virginia Guy | Kellie Haines | Kristin Hatland | Sarah Marshall | Tony Minnett | Jade Morgan | Chris Schreuder | Ellie Smith | Maddie Smith The Shutter Room, The Old Library Arts Centre, 7 Rust Ave, Whangarei Gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday 12 - 4pm & Saturday 10am - 1pm Runs from Thursday 23 November – Friday 22 December 2017

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Welcome Spring,Welcome Summer, we have been waiting for you By Tracey Harvey, Frazerhurst


long with the longer days and sunny skies, come the floral tributes. If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, you will be busy with care and maintenance. If not, like me you can still have all that joy and freshness in your home in the form of the newest offerings from our fabulous curtain and upholstery fabric suppliers. From James Dunlop we have wildflowers, butterflies and lush foliage, timelessly bringing a sense of freshness and nature into the home. The Secret Garden collection is comprised of five stylized

floral designs, inspiration drawn from the renewal of spring. All designs are printed on a cotton-base cloth and are suitable for drapery, accessories and top of the bed application. Another favourite of mine from James Dunlop is an eyecatching, punchy design inspired by the native flora of the Caribbean and, to my mind a little bit kiwiana, Sabania certainly makes a statement. The design has a large scale with stylised colour work in a full drop repeat. The design is printed on a cotton mix base cloth and is suitable for both drapery and lightweight upholstery.

Just one of the amazing styles from Ashley Wilde; Hampton Court evokes a feeling of regal heritage through traditional florals. These intricate hand-painted designs will look elegant in both classic and contemporary spaces. Beautiful styles from a wide variety of suppliers now on show in the Frazerhurst showroom on Lower Dent Street in Whangarei with new Styles arriving every week. Tracey and the team hope you enjoy your summer and have some time to enjoy the simple pleasures.

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Hottest kitchen trends The key point in planning and choosing a new kitchen lies in finding a design and materials that won’t date, finds Louise Richardson


nstalling or building a kitchen - even a very simple one - is never exactly a cheap undertaking so it’s important to look to the future - and that’s where professional kitchen designers come into their own. They’re experts at helping create the most functional zone possible and will offer well-researched advice on work-flow and ideal placement of appliances. They know what’s in vogue, what looks good and works best, and they can locate products and materials on your behalf. Right now, the buzzwords on the kitchen scene are ‘organic’ and ‘texture’ wherein sustainable, earthy materials are used to smart effect, and ‘functionality’, which basically means that in this reality-TV-cooking-show era, we’re demanding more of our kitchens in terms of what we can do there. Hayley Dryland from August and Co. Design has noticed recently that homeowners are preparing to stay in their homes long-term rather than moving as they wait for the property market to find its new level. “Once they’ve made that decision, they tend to ask themselves what they can do to enhance the property and often that means a new kitchen,” she says. “They’re looking for classic style with longevity and want the very best-quality materials, even if that means sourcing them from overseas and waiting a while.” Dryland says the marble look is very popular right now and that the new generation of composites is stronger and more versatile than ever before. “Porcelain benchtops are another hot look and black sinks and tapware are still requested by many of our clients but other metallic finishes such as brass, antique bronze and brushed gold are trending too.”


One of the most timeless materials are horizontal bricks, first seen in art deco decor in New York in the 1930s. “They still look just as striking today,” she says. When it comes to colour, Dryland says that she does a lot of black kitchens, which were revolutionary when they first appeared. “Today black kitchens are a lot more common and they always look really great.” Other trends that have emerged recently include the use of grey, which coordinates beautifully with marble, and Dryland says that she recently ■ Photos by designed her first- ever Getty Images blue kitchen. One of the most exciting new developments Dryland has noticed is the arrival of tiles with pressed-tin patterns. “In the past I’ve had clients who wanted pressed tin as a splashback and we would paint it but after a few years the paint wears off so having the option of tiles now is a great step forward. She also notes that it’s becoming increasingly common for home-builders or renovators to go one step further and add an adjoining butler’s kitchen or scullery to further stretch their kitchen’s capabilities. Meanwhile, new and exciting appliances are appearing on the scene and retailers are scrambling to keep up with the new technology, in order to inform and advise their customers. Fridges are getting far more sophisticated. Some have almost as many features as a small car - and are priced similarly too! Samsung’s new Family Hub refrigerator ($9999) is nothing short of amazing in terms of its capabilities, not least of all its remarkable

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You see the colour yellow and you tend to instantly feel warm and welcome, don’t you? Warmer colours like yellow tend to give off a friendly, nurturing vibe which makes people comfortable around you. With this colour, comfort is the name of the game, as yellow just so happens to be the second-best colour to help put people to sleep. If you’re looking for more yellow in the boudoir, try a soft tone like Resene Pearl Lusta.

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Choose a warm, frost-free position for these tasty trees, remembering that many avocados can reach a height of 5 – 10m at maturity, so leave room for these gorgeous trees. Over the hot summers you may find your avocado looking a bit average, especially in its first few years. Avocados aren’t known for their vigorous root systems, and this can cause them to dry out much quicker than many other plants, so keep the water up to them when it’s really hot. The other thing to remember about avocados is that each variety has a different flowering “habit”, which sees avo’s categorized into two groups, A and B. Now, avocados are partially self-fertile, which means they may produce a bit of fruit on their own, but their yields will be increased if you can put in one tree of each group.


vocados do really well here in Northland, if the soil and drainage is just right. You see, as fantastic as avocados are, they can also be a bit fussy but, with a bit of love and attention, they will fruit just fine. Avocados despise “wet feet”, so improve drainage of your heavy clay soil with gypsum and compost well before planting, and consider planting your avo’s on a slope, or a mound.

Avocado – Bacon (B Flowering Variety): The best cold tolerant avocado, Bacon will grow to a manageable height of 4m in cooler climes. Fruit is a medium size and quality and appears on the tree from June – late July, and, unlike most other avocados, will fall from the tree when ripe. Can bear fruit in as little as four years.

fruits with a dark green skin and a fabulous nutty flavour. Fuerte can be quite a large, spreading tree reaching a decent height of about 8m x 12m, so give it some space. Fuerte has a tendency to produce fruit every second year (between June and October), and can take about six years to produce fruit.

Avocado – Hass (A Flowering Variety): Possibly the most popular of all avocados, Hass bears incredibly flavoursome fruits that keep well. A handsome tree to about 9m x 10m, Hass is fairly cold and frost tolerant once established, and will bear its delicious fruit between September and January. Avocado – Reed (A Flowering Variety): Large, round, thick-skinned variety with a smooth, green skin and a rich flavour. Reed avocados store well in the fridge once cut. This variety grows to a manageable 4m x 2m, and will bear fruit after three years or so. Fruit matures between November and March. A word of warning regarding all avocado types – many parts of the plant can be highly poisonous to some animals, mainly horses, cattle, goats and birds.

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Season’s eatings

Consider giving home-made Christmas gifts this year, suggests Angela Casley

Pine Nut, Curd and Almond Tartlets Makes 30

Pastry 200g plain flour 100g cold butter, cut into cubes ¼ cup icing sugar 1 egg

Filling 100g butter, softened ½ cup caster sugar 1 egg ¼ tsp almond essence 1 Tbsp flour 1 ½ cup ground almonds

½-¾ cup lemon curd ½ cup lightly toasted pine nuts

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Why are people flocking to Bob? Step inside and find out

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Out Now!

Plus quality cabinet food, homemade cakes & slices, made-to-orders, plenty of drink choices including organic coffee and catering available!

Food Review by Jodi Bryant Bob Café - 29 Bank St, Whangarei


first went into Bob Café around 15 years ago and, back then, it didn’t really appeal to me. Since then, I’ve often sat at the lights and noticed people flocking through the doors and wondered what the draw was. This week, I finally gave it another try and – wow – it totally wasn’t what I remembered! First of all, it is more spacious than it looks from the outside, with diners having the option of either sitting near the door, absorbing the hustle and bustle of city life outside, or, they can choose somewhere near the back, with comfy booth-type seating in a more chilled-out space. The owners were ultra-friendly and chatty, adding to the light and breezy atmosphere, and the menus – both breakfast and lunch - were extensive. As well as mouth-watering cabinet food, a menu offered the likes of B.L.A.Ts and C.L.A.Ts, fish n chips, corn fritters, halloumi cheese salads, and much more. From the cabinet, I opted for the Cajun chicken panini and my dining partner ordered a creamy mushroom and bacon filo pastry. For sweets, we ordered the citrus tart and the pecan pie. We couldn’t believe how well-priced everything was! We seated towards the back of the café and soon had our coffees delivered, followed by the first course. Sometimes meals and drinks are not very well-timed but these were staggered just right. My panini was delicious with Cajun chicken, brie cheese, avocado and spinach, accompanied with a fresh salad, and the filo pastry, also with salad, was scrumptious and very filling. We halved the slices and they were both divine. The pecan pie was lovely and warm but the citrus tart was my favourite. I’m glad I gave Bob a second shot, albeit all these years later, and will certainly be calling in more regularly. We couldn’t believe how cheap, yet delicious, the food was and were so full for the rest of the day that we skipped dinner!

29 Bank St, Whangarei | Ph 438 0881

There’s something new going on at Flames Restaurant & Bar in Onerahi

Comfort Hotel Flames

8 Waverley Street Onerahi, Whangarei 0800-132610 info@flameshotel.co.nz www.flameshotel.co.nz

It’s a new menu and they are now open seven days for Breakfast and Dinner Flames Restaurant has a focus on fresh, local and healthy food with a fusion of Asian, Pacific and International cuisine. For over 10 years, the team has been creating quality food experiences that warm the soul and relishes on the taste buds. Put something truly extraordinary, something completely delicious in your mouth.

Mediterranean Turkish Cuisine

We are now fully licensed!

Inspired by Mediterranean cuisine with a strong Turkish influence, our café is well known for serving fresh, tasty and good-value food. Come and dine with us for lunch, dinner or something in-between. Now you can enjoy a glass wine or try a bottle of Turkish beer for a change!

P 09 430 2469 26 Rathbone St, Whangarei

Open 7 Days 11am till late

Extraordinary ry Different Th Thai h iC Cuisine i i at an affordable price Proud to be awarded the ‘Thai Select Premium’ by the Prime Minister of Thailand! LUNCH $12.50 Mon-Fri 11.30am - 2pm DINNER from $16 7 days from 5.15pm 69 Bank St, Whangarei · Phone 09 430 0145 · wwww.thaichef.co.nz SAVVY | 37

Festive food & wine

little snacks Beetroot, Sour Cream and Walnut Blinis with Microgreens

Makes 24 blinis INGREDIENTS 1 packet Marcel’s Fancy Blinis (in your supermarket freezer section) 1 packet precooked beetroot (or you can roast or boil your own) 125g sour cream 1 cup balsamic vinegar ¼ cup honey Microgreens 24 walnut halves METHOD

METHOD Make balsamic reduction by heating vinegar and honey in small pot over high heat. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until vinegar has reduced to 1/3 cup (about 10 minutes). Leave to cool. Heat blinis according to packet directions. Top blinis with slice of mozzarella, half a cherry tomato and a basil leaf, then drizzle with balsamic reduction to serve. Remaining balsamic reduction can be stored in fridge.

Make balsamic reduction by heating vinegar and honey in small pot over high heat. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until vinegar has reduced to 1/3 cup (about 10 minutes). Leave to cool (or use a pre-made balsamic reduction). Slice beetroot into small, thin strips. Warm blinis according to packet directions. Top blinis with a teaspoon of sour cream, two small beetroot slices, a walnut half and microgreens. Drizzle with balsamic reduction to serve.

Caprese Christmas Blinis Makes 24 blinis

INGREDIENTS 1 packet Marcel’s Fancy Blinis (in your supermarket freezer section) 24 slices fresh mozzarella (around 8 small sized balls) 12 large cherry tomatoes 24 basil leaves 1 cup balsamic vinegar ¼ cup honey

Prawn Blinis

Makes 24 blinis INGREDIENTS

1 packet Marcel’s Fancy Blinis (in your supermarket freezer section) 160g crème fraiche 1 red chilli, finely diced Zest and juice of one lime 24 prawns cutlets (you can use frozen, raw prawns) 1-2 Tbsp butter 1 large mango Coriander to garnish Salt and pepper to taste METHOD Mix together crème fraiche, finely diced chilli, lime juice and zest. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pan fry prawns in butter over a medium-high heat until cooked through and golden. Cook in two batches if required and season with salt and pepper. Dice mango into 1cm x 1cm cubes. Warm blinis as per packet instructions. Top blinis with a teaspoon of crème fraiche mixture, a cooked prawn, a mango slice and a coriander leaf.

EgN OWP W O N n arei 4 Rust Ave, ha

WHAT'S ON THE MENU: • Chef’s specialty - Northern Italian Cuisine from the Emilia Romagna region. • Pasta, breads, cured meats and home grown herbs. • Riesling, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Blend.


Authentic Korean Cuisine & BBQ

Korean table top grill, hot sizzling plate, soup & stew, rice & noodles, big pot, set menu and much more! Lunch h from $9 | Din nner from $15

Takeaw ays Available

14 Rust Ave (by the bridge) | Phone 09 459 6195 Open Monday to Saturday LUNCH: 11.30am–2.30pm • DINNER: 5pm-9pm 38 | SAVVY

Serenity to die for Amazing cuisine Gorgeous Views Elegant wines come on in and meet the team! Bookings essential Paroa Bay Winery Sage Restaurant

41 Otamarua Rd, Russell, 0271, Bay of Islands, NZ just 10 km’s from Russell

W: www.sage.paroabay.com E: sage@paroabay.com P: Phone 094038270

Open Wednesday - Sunday 11-3pm - 6-9pm

Festive food & wine beef up BBQs Silver Fern Farms Beef Medallions with Grain Salad and Lemon Vinaigrette

*This salad works equally as well with freekeh, brown or wild rice, quinoa, barley, or any other grain of choice. 4Serves 2 INGREDIENTS 1 pack of Silver Fern Farms Beef Medallions 1 Tbsp oil 200g fresh or frozen green beans 1 cup fresh or frozen peas 150g sugar snap peas, trimmed 1 cup farro, washed, drained* Juice and zest of 2 lemons 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed ½ cup finely chopped fresh mint 2 tsp Dijon mustard 100ml olive oil To serve, 150g goats’ cheese, halloumi or feta cheese, fresh herbs like mint, chives, lemon wedges METHOD Remove the Silver Fern Farms Beef Medallions from the fridge and packaging. Season with freshly cracked pepper and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Allow to rest at room temperature for 10 minutes. Salt the meat just prior to cooking. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil. Blanch beans and peas for 2-3 minutes, then refresh in icy cold water. Repeat with sugar snap peas. Bring the water back to the boil and add the farro, stir and then simmer for 30 minutes. Drain, rinse and allow to cool slightly. Mix together lemon juice, garlic, mint, and mustard in a small jug or jar, whisk until well

combined. Season to taste. Drizzle in the olive oil to make a thick vinaigrette. Toss half the vinaigrette with the farro, peas and beans. Set aside. Heat a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat. Cook the Silver Fern Farms Beef Medallions for 3-4 minutes each side. Rest them for 5 minutes before serving. Arrange the grain salad and sliced Silver Fern Farm Beef Medallions on a plate and serve with extra lemon vinaigrette. Sprinkle with fresh herbs.

Silver Fern Farms Beef Tenderloins with Mediterranean Salsa

Serves 2 INGREDIENTS 1 pack Silver Fern Farms Beef Tenderloins 1 tsp olive oil ½ cup fresh basil leaves, plus extra to serve ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1-3 cloves garlic, crushed Mediterranean Salsa: 20 green olives, pitted 2-3 flat anchovy fillets, optional 2 Tbsp capers, drained 2 Tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley 1 lemon, juice of 200g vine ripened cherry tomatoes 1 cos lettuce, cut into quarters To serve, baby potatoes METHOD Remove the Silver Fern Farms Beef Tenderloins from the fridge and packaging. Season with freshly cracked pepper and

1 teaspoon olive oil. Allow to rest at room temperature for 10 minutes. Salt the meat just prior to cooking. Roughly chop half of the basil leaves and place in the olive oil with the garlic. Leave to

Serve the beef tenderloins with blistered tomatoes and basil leaves, drizzling with basil olive oil. Accompany with Mediterranean salsa, cos lettuce and baby potatoes.

infuse for 5 minutes. To make Mediterranean salsa, roughly chop the olives with the anchovies, capers, remaining basil leaves and parsley. Place in a bowl, add lemon juice and pour in half of the basil oil. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper. Heat a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat. Cook the Silver Fern Farms Beef Tenderloins for 2-3 minutes each side. Remove, drizzle with basil oil and allow to rest for five minutes, covered with foil. In the same frying pan turn the heat to medium low and toss the tomatoes in the pan, until the skins are just beginning to split. Toss with a little basil oil.


to provide the much needed support and specialist care for those who are dying and their families/whanau.

Thank you for supporting North Haven Hospice, Te Korowai Humarie in 2017.

Offering an authentic selection of oriental dishes in the heart of Whangarei...

Buffet Dinner All you can eat




$25 p senior p for citizen s

5.00pm-8.30pm, Wed to Sat

Your help makes a huge difference Did you know that your purchase or donation of quality goods helps to raise funds so that specialist palliative care can be provided free of charge in our community ?

Our shops are open over the holiday period. If you are looking for summer clothing, bits and pieces for the bach or caravan, or have time to just come in to browse... check our opening times below. Turning second hand goods into first class care in our community...

WHANGAREI HOSPICE SHOP CNR ROBERT & JAMES STREET ph 09 438 1050 Open: Sat 23 Dec / 26 Dec-30 Dec / 3 Jan onwards Closed : 24/25 December / 31 Dec-2 Jan


Chicken wings, sweet & sour fish, black bean beef, BBQ pork, pepper & garlic prawns, chilli squid, rice & noodles, soups, salad bar, desserts, ice cream and many more!

Closed: 25 Dec-7 Jan

WAIPU HOSPICE SHOP 14 THE CENTRE, WAIPU Open: 24 December 9am-1pm / 27 Dec onward (including the 1 Jan) Closed : 25/26 December

ph 09 432 1342

North Haven Hospice, Te Korowai Humarie, 24A Takahe Street Tikipunga, Whangarei Ph: 09 437 3355



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ONLINE: Drummond and Te Wake Collections

The Grand Hotel

Urquarts Bay Wharf

Victoria Bridge Whangarei

Cameron Street Fire


hangarei Art Museum is delighted to announce the launch of the Drummond Photographic Collection Digitisation and Archival Project - now ONLINE. The foundling families of European settlement in Whangarei left many legacies which remain in the peripheral vision of our daily lives – street names, parks and reserves, but few left such a resounding visual heritage as the Drummond family. Thomas Louden Drummond (1850 – 1926) was a pioneer painter and photographer in early Whangarei. The art museum holds eight of his oil paintings in the collection. Other public institutions which house his works include the Alexander Turnbull Library and the Auckland Art Gallery. His son Robert (Roy) Louden Drummond, like his father, was also a keen amateur photographer; both were founding members of the Whangarei Camera Club which celebrated its Centenary in 2010. The descendants of Roy Drummond left a significant collection of historical photography to the city. This amazing pictorial legacy has now been repatriated to the public art museum and a wider audience thanks to the generosity of The Northern Advocate newspaper, its previous custodians for more than forty years. For nearly half a century the Northern Advocate have cared for, published and also added to this collection by acquiring contact prints and glass-plate negatives from Ben Te Wake. Over this time the collection grew to over 2000 historic images of daily life in Northland. Together with the Drummond painting collection, the art museum now holds one of the most remarkable pictorial collections of our times from one family. They capture events such as the royal and vice-regal visits, funerals and tangi, regattas and fate days, troops heading to the Boer War and the Dardanelles, and the seemingly ‘lost worlds’ of the War, epidemic, Empire, kainga and kauri. The photographers in the collection include many of the most renowned of their day; Joseph Cowdell, Frederick Radcliffe, Ernest de Touret, George Woolley and the Drummonds, father and son, among many others yet to be identified. T.L. Drummond was a keen amateur photographer. Depicting landscapes across the breadth of the North Island, he was an entirely self-taught painter and photographer. Since 2014, WAM staff and volunteers have been working towards completing a fourpart process to honour these wonderful images and develop the platform upon which this collection can be enjoyed and accessed by the public just as Roy Drummond had intended. Recently requested for use next month, a Drummond image depicting Lifeboats on the Hokianga Harbour will be used in a presentation in China by an Otago University History Lecturer- showing early Northland to the world. High resolution image requests can be made by educators, researchers and for publications (see website for reproduction rights). As kaitiaki, WAM puts great value in collection projects such as this where commitment to conservation of these precious works leads to new ways to enjoy the collection in the future.

Image credits: The Grand Hotel, (n.d) [Drumm_805_P]; Urquarts Bay Wharf, (n.d) Drumm _0792_P]; Cameron Street Fire, (n.d) [Drumm_0772_P]; Victoria Bridge Whangarei, (n.d) [Drumm_0723_P] - Whangarei Art Museum Northern Advocate - Drummond and Te Wake Collection.

WAM will be CLOSED for an exciting new double installation from the 27th of November. Join us for a glass of wine as we reopen on Monday the 11th of December at 5.30pm (all welcome). Until then- we hope you enjoy browsing through the Drummond and Te Wake Collections- now online at www.whangareiartmuseum.co.nz/collection/drummond-te-wake 40 | SAVVY

8th – 12th January 2018

Learn – Participate - Do


nce again, the Quarry Summer Do is upon us, maintaining its tradition as New Zealand’s oldest multi-media summer

school with plenty of hype and excitement leading up to the event.

Held from January 8-12 at the Quarry, the school is an intensive five-day workshop with six different courses. This summer, they include: woodwork, printing on clay, printmaking, fine art, bone carving, mould making and silver, and 3D Metal work/sculpture. All courses are led by exceptional tutors who are a mix of both locals and nationals, with one coming from as far afield as Oklahoma, USA. The Summer Do was first held 31 years ago and Quarry Arts Centre Manager Ali Goodman says every year it has been well-received by both participants and tutors. “The Summer Do is the longest-running mixed media summer school in New Zealand and a massive success every year with a huge variety of tutors and workshop content.” Ali says courses encourage a supportive, social and stimulating environment, providing the opportunity to learn from and with experienced artists and peers. “Once again, Creative New Zealand have seen the value of

the school and provided sponsorship to ensure the quality of tutors on offer too.” This includes importing a printmaking tutor from America. “Marwin Begaye is particularly excited to be coming as Whangarei is a whole new experience for him. He is an extremely talented, internationally-known tutor and artist who we are very lucky to have.” In addition, two acclaimed wood-workers – Granville Haworth and Don Coutts - provide a comprehensive overview of wood-working techniques. This course will lead to the creation of beautifully-formed and finished items. Using lathe, carving and embellishment techniques, including texturing, pyrography, resin in-lay and colouring, students will be exposed to both the structural and aesthetical possibilities of wood. A new concept this year with the bone carving and silver fusion workshops involves combining the talents of wellknown artist and tutors Dave Taylor and Jenny Crundwell. Students will have the opportunity to, not only, carve their own intricate designs in bone, but make a mould and cast a silver replica of their design. Award-winning artist and experienced tutor Kate McLean is coming to Whangarei to share her talent for printing on


The Summer Do

clay. Utilising various forms of printing onto clay, students will have the opportunity to experiment with several different techniques and explore tessellations, pattern and colour on clay forms. Internationally-acclaimed tutor Linda Sabbage leads a journey, and practice through art history. Students will take inspiration from classical masters, modernist movements and contemporary artists as they use traditional, alternative and contemporary painting and drawing skills. The week will include some motivating, fun exercises and insightful ideas to spark off own visual vocabularies. Students can also join local and superstar metal artist Pete Brammer in a five-day workshop to create their own piece of 3D sculpture from metal while learning blacksmithing, hammering, cutting and welding. Set in the heart of Whangarei city and surrounded by bush, the Quarry Arts Centre provides a tranquil oasis for artists to focus on their work without distractions from outside bustle. Class sizes vary from 6-15 and are suitable for ages 16 and over. For further information, visit: www.quarryarts.org

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BMW X3: Ready for the Rough “The third-generation BMW X3 is slightly larger than the model it replaces, has sharper styling and is loaded with the latest driver-assist technology features.”


MW’s new mid-sized X3 models have recently gone on sale and, given that SUVs account for almost half of New Zealand’s total sales, the range is vital to the German marque’s continued success. The three-model range starts with entry-level X3 20d, priced from $92,850. The top-of-the-range X3 M40i costs from $119,850. The biggest-selling model is expected to be the mid-range X3 30i, selling from $99,850. BMW New Zealand recently launched the new models with a drive from Auckland to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Kinloch golf course near Taupo, and a day-long off-roading session at Poronui Station, near the Taupo to Napier highway. BMW says the X3 was the first premium mid-sized SUV on the market when it was introduced in 2004. It was the model that launched the mid-sized SAV (sports activity vehicle) market segment, and more than 1.5 million X3s have been registered worldwide since. With the popularity of SUVs continuing to rise, BMW has decided to give its X model ranges a more distinct look. The new models look sharper and more contemporary than the previous

generation. The X3 M40i model has a six-cylinder petrol engine that puts out 265kW of power and 500Nm of torque. It is the first M model available in the X3 range, and the company says it takes 4.8 seconds to go from 0 to 100km/h. The mid-range X3 30i is powered by a second petrol engine that puts out 195kW, and 400Nm of torque, and is said to reach 0-100km/h in 6.3 seconds. The X3 20d model’s diesel engine puts out 149kW of power and 400Nm of torque, covering 0-100km/h in eight seconds. All models have an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. They also have the latest generation of Active Cruise Control and the Driving Assistant Plus safety package, which includes steering and lane control assistant, Lane Change Assistant and Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision protection. The optional Voice Assistant lets the driver use everyday language to turn requests into the appropriate actions. While the optional Head-Up Display is larger, it doesn’t intrude or impede vision and displays important driving-related information onto the windscreen, in front of the drive and BMW says it’s unrivalled


Feel the thrill of an exhilarating driving experience in the all-new all new BMW X3. X3 Whatever your mission, the all-new BMW X3 takes charge with its advanced connectivity, intelligent driver assistance systems and BMW’s class-leading xDrive all-wheel drive system. Visit Continental Cars BMW today to find out more.

Continental Cars BMW 445 Lake Road, Takapuna, North Shore. (09) 488 2000. www.continentalcarsbmw.com

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in its segment for graphics, resolution and display options. Inside the X3 there is more head, leg and shoulder room than in previous X3 models. There is new, softer “Vernasca” leather upholstery, and the option of a full-length of the cabin sunroof. There is wireless charging of Samsung smartphones and BMW offers a cover to allow i-Phone smartphones to be recharged wirelessly. The entry-level model sits on 19-inch alloy wheels, although 20-inch and 21-inch alloy wheels are also available. BMW’s X model SUVs have earned a reputation for robust performance. This was revealed off-roading on the higher reaches of the sprawling 6575ha Poronui Station handling rough tracks and steep banks with ease. The brake assist function holds the X3 steady, quickly building confidence in the technology. They are extremely comfortable and practical luxury SUVs that can cope easily, whether negotiating rough or smooth roads or rough tracks. Although many will spend most of their life on tarmac, they’re ready to run off the beaten track. Review & Photos by Tony Verdon

The Ultimate Driving Machine



Garnier Tissue Mask giveaway




Have a Hoot range 2 children’s book/chewellery sets to giveaway

She’s the fashion designer behind the Have a Hoot range, she’s a monster chaser and chief boo boo kisser and now, Northland mum Karyn Cossey is an author that has released her first children’s book. Savvy has two copies of My Heart’s So Full of Love (RRP$18) to giveaway. The 32-page book has been brought to life by Whangarei illustrator Evan Heasman of Soju Shots. Each book giveaway comes with a Chewellery necklace (RRP$13) and bracelet (RRP$10.50) set. Karyn is a distributer for Chewellery, the Northland-made, food-grade silicon beads which are safe for mums to wear and babies to chew. The books and Chewellery are available at kalmdesigns.co.nz.

An instant hit of hydration from Garnier Perfect for pre-party prep or as a post-party skin saviour, Garnier HydraBomb Tissue Masks are a beauty pampering must have to give your skin hydration, radiance and glow. Simply place on the face, sit back and relax for up to 15 minutes; the sheet acts like a hydrating wrap and the moisture-boosting serum absorbs into the skin giving you a fast beauty fix with maximum results. We have three complete ranges of Garnier HydraBomb Tissue Masks (three masks x RRP$4.99each) to give away.


Marcel’s Crepes & Blinis WE HAVE 4 PACKS TO GIVE AWAY

ENTERTAINING HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY The silly season is just around the corner and sometimes you just need something in the freezer that makes celebrating and enjoying time with others that much easier. Say hello to Marcel’s Crêpes and Blinis, the perfect little pockets of pleasure that you can keep in the freezer and pull out any time for all your entertaining needs! To help take the pressure off this festive season, Marcel’s have teamed up with Savvy to give away a Marcel’s Crêpes and Blinis pack. Look out for the bright, Marcel’s Ooh La La Crêpes Gluten Free and Fancy Blinis in your local Countdown chilled section! Check out Marcel’s Website, Facebook page or Instagram for some inspiration. #makewithmarcels


Mother Earth Fruit WE HAVE 10 PACKS Sticks & Oaty Slice TO GIVE AWAY

Mother Earth has added two flavours to their popular ranges, with Apple & Blackcurrant Fruit Sticks and Black Forest Baked Oaty Slice. Mother Earth Apple & Blackcurrant Fruit Sticks have a new and improved recipe. Now made with 25% less sugar*, the new Apple and Blackcurrant Fruit Sticks are the perfect portion for little hands and are made with real fruit with no artificial colours or flavours. The new Black Forest Baked Oaty Slice is Mother Earth’s take on the classic dessert, Black Forest Gateau. The goodness of oats combined with cherry and raspberry pieces, cranberries and dark chocolate are baked - just like homemade! Mother Earth Fruit Sticks range (RRP of $3.79) and the Mother Earth Baked Oaty Slice range (RRP of $3.69) is available in leading supermarkets nationwide. *Contains 25% less sugar than previous Mother Earth Blackcurrant Fruit Sticks recipe

Congratulations to our November winners: Fruit Spritzers by Barker’s of Geraldine ......................................................................................... Lou McRae, Janet Kemp Speights Summit Ultra Low Carb Tees ................................................................................... Ken Webster, Christine Jolly L’Oreal Paris Colorista Washout ....................Joan Young, M Dagger, Andrea Brown, Lyn Scott, Suzanne McCartain Rawahi.......................................................................................................................................................................Sandy Milner Emory ................................................................................................................................................................... Lesley Marshall


VIP ME Cosmetics Cucumber Calming Crème WE HAVE 1 TO GIVE AWAY Kerikeri’s Roxy Mack couldn’t find the perfect cosmetic range, she decided to create her own line of products. She has created VIP ME Cosmetics, which are jampacked with natural, vegan ingredients and are 100 per

cent cruelty free. Savvy has one 60ml pump-top Cucumber Calming Crème (RRP $81.98) to giveaway. The crème is a lightly textured, moisturizing soufflé, formulated to hydrate, protect, calm and improve skin texture. Rich in Vitamins A, D and E from Sunflower Seed Oil, it creates a natural moisture barrier for sensitive skin. The emollient and oxidative Olive Oil and Mango Butter improve skin tone and texture, calming and soothing even the most sensitive of skins. To check out the full range of VIP ME Cosmetics, check out www.vipme.co.nz.

to enter

To enter the SAVVY giveaways go online www.savvymagazine.co.nz and fill out the form. ■ Entries close 5pm, December 15 ■ Winners will be notified by email and your prizes will be posted out.

Do you have a spare bed you could donate? We're gathering up Beds for Christmas and getting them to Northland kids who need them.We would love your help! To donate Drop your good quality bed or bedding to Habitat for Humanity Northland at 50b Kioreroa Road,Whangarei. Monetary donations are welcome too. If you live in the Whangarei area, please call 09 438 2250 if you need your bed to be collected. www.manaiapho.co.nz/bedsforchristmas SAVVY | 43

Live The Simple Life In A Luxurious & Easy To Maintain Apartment

This fabulous apartment could be yours, but get in quick!


Apartment living is easy: - Secure - No garden to maintain - Great views - No stairs - Open plan living - Wonderful neighbours - Fully refurbished Call Ros for a personal tour today. Don’t miss out! The Falls Estate lifestyle retirement village provides residents with an active lifestyle and a range of advantages &"- ("-),#$/ +'!+./ /" %#, *# conventional suburban living. Secure your new home with a $1,000 deposit (fully refundable). *These properties are not for sale on the open market, for retirees only meeting entrance criteria.

Living at The Falls you’re part of a welcoming, active and friendly village community. Secure in the knowledge that your present and future housing needs are being met, you can relax and live life to the fullest. Our beautifully designed homes in our lovely Retirement Village, are available for sale right now. The Villas offer wonderful amenities and

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a great lifestyle option on grounds full of colour ($! '() ,"+ -(*% (##-**& The spacious living design provides a bright and open space for you to enjoy your days with friends and family. The décor is in neutral, elegant tones which allow you to add your own personality to your home - after all it is your home.

Call Ros for more information

09 437 5844

or email ros.martin@thebegroup.co.nz

94 Boundary Road, Tikipunga, Whangarei www.fallsestate.co.nz


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