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C ITYSCAPE AUTUMN 2017


Contents Cityscape | Autumn 2017

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80s pop princess Cyndi Lauper is tag teaming CHCH with partner in crime Blondie as part of their national tour. Image: Chapman Baehler

06 WORD ON THE STREET Tip-offs, trends and more. 08 THE ICONIC The Arts Centre. 10 SYMPHONIC ODDITY The CSO covers David Bowie. 12 MOVERS & SHAKERS Cityscape catches up with Boo Radley’s & Little Neighbourhood's James Quinn. 14 ART CENTRAL The inside word on new art space The Central. 16 AUTUMN EDIT Must haves. 18 5 THINGS TO DO Autumn's big occasion highlights. 20 MADE IN CHCH In the vines with Pegasus Bay Winery. 22 CAFE SOCIETY Rounding up the city's café scene. 32 DEEP SOUTH Cityscape hits the road on a lux escape to Queenstown.

Feast

36 The gourmand's guide to Autumn in Christchurch. 37 REVIEW Cityscape goes rogue at Rogues of Rotherham. 39 RECIPES Manuka Honey Mousse & The Boo Radley.

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41 FOOD FILES Essentials for the pantry and more besides. 42 THE A-LIST Gourmet goodies, catering, functions and venues. 46 FOOD & DRINK Drinking and dining in the city.

Fashion & Wellbeing

83 Looking good, feeling good. 84 HOT IN THE CITY Turn up the heat as the mercury drops. 86 BACK IN THE GAME Get those fitness goals back on track. 88 DRESS YOU UP Chic sophistication reigns supreme. 89 THE GOOD LIFE With Dr Libby. 90 STYLE FOR THE BOYS Killer looks for the dapper lad.

CS Living

100 House, home and lifestyle. 101 HOT PROPERTY Hot tips from real estate guru Mary Turnbull. 102 ON TREND Hot landscaping trend New Perennial Planting. 104 READ, WATCH, LISTEN Reviews, profiles and goss. 105 HOME SWEET HOME Style up the homestead.

What’s On

110 The Christchurch hotlist. 114 GIGS, CONCERTS & EVENTS The city’s hottest tickets. 120 THE LAST WORD Pop up-andcomer and local girl Nakita.


Editor’s Note

CITYSCAPE MAGAZINE Autumn 2017

CEO/Director Andrea Rickerby Editor Isaac Wilson Sub Editor Ben Allan Senior Designer Darlene Mineault Web Design & Development Tristan Brehaut Account Manager Derek Thorp Accounts Administrator Claire Ross

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ith the days getting shorter, temperature dropping and sun-crisped leaves crunching underfoot, thoughts turn to seeking out the comforting aromas of freshly-brewed (and in some instances, roasted) coffee and sampling the season's finest eats while holed up in one of the city's many cafés. But where to go? Sure there's your classics and local, but there's a whole bunch besides, and with the city constantly evolving, there's always a hot new place to check out. That's why we've come to the party with our Café Society feature (page 22) your ultimate guide to exploring Christchurch's café scene with a Cityscape twist. Thanks to our friends at Armstrong Prestige, this issue also sees us heading down to Queenstown for a lux escape in the all-new GLA 250 (page 32). There's also a definite food theme laced throughout the issue, and it wouldn't be Cityscape if it wasn't crammed with this season's hottest tickets, fashion, eats, drinks, dens of cool to haunt and all things trending – and a few that are about to!

Isaac

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Word on the Street Tip-Offs, Trends & More

THE SCOOP

Stealth Mode

Christchurch hospitality magnate Tony Astle of Stealth Hospitality has a lot on his plate, with works underway for Rock Star Pizza on Victoria Street, taking over the Christchurch Art Gallery restaurant, and moving into new development The Terrace, due to open in spring. Channelling some serious US dive bar kick-ass cred, Rock Star Pizza will be a live music pizza venue where retro concert posters plaster the walls and neon lighting meets pinball machines in a back bar complete with studded wall. While secrecy shrouds his Terrace interests, the art gallery space Universo Brasserie and Bar will be up and running by July as a café by day and restaurant and bar by night.

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ush bar and eatery Rogues of Rotherham (read our review on page 37) has finally opened in Riccarton, legendary hilltop fave the Sign of the Kiwi is also back in business, Little Brews Espresso has opened in the BNZ Centre in the central city, and Maison de Crepes has opened its new eat-in Crepery Cafe in Papanui Road at Carlton Courts. In Riccarton newbie Prince of Persia Restaurant is rocking some seriously tasty Afghani and Iranian fare. North Indian maestros Indian Pearl Restaurant have relocated to swishy new digs at 352 Colombo Street in Sydenham. Craft beer lovers can also rejoice at the news that wicked new craft beer fillery Fillosophy has opened on Ferry Road. Keep an eye on Dragons Den Social Lounge, which will be reopening as a venue space, and post-quake fave Cargo Bar, which is being reborn as Retropolitan Social Club with a hip ol' skool bar and café. Victoria Street is also seeing some action with slew of new venues about to open: the people behind Boo Radley's Food & Liquor, Stealth Hospitality and Pot Sticker are expanding their empires on the popular street. Meanwhile pop-up collective dining 'Gatherings' has put down roots with Gatherings Restaurant and Living Wine Bar at the corner of Bealey Avenue and Papanui Road, and exciting new art space The Central (see page 14) has opened in The Arts Centre, along with pop-up space Studio 125 Gallery on Aikmans Road. And lux new day spa Pure Skin Beauty & Spa has opened on Waimairi Road.

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RARE FIND

Years of planning to bring their own slice of Melbourne-café-cool to New Zealand have most definitely paid off for returning Kiwis Natasha and Scott (and us!) with the opening of Uncommon (262 Tuam Street), the new central city café that aims to really step up the café experience with elegant surroundings and gorgeous, delicious food that provides a memorable visit every time. Look out for their signature Breakfast Board, the delicious all-in-one combo that eliminates the tough decision of savoury or sweet for brekkie by offering you a delicious selection of both!

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Tap into the nerve centre of all that’s cool up in CHCH and mainline the city’s peerless what’s-on guide with the Cityscape App. Access crucial information on all the latest, hippest happenings as they happen, along with the inside word on under-the-radar fun hacks, as you rediscover your city’s ample charms.

CALL OF THE WILD Time to hit the road and take your taste buds for a walk on the wild side at the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival on March 11. Rock your finest feral fashion, tackle some outlandish eats (or keep it gourmet) and sack out in the sun listening to live music and picking up pro tips from the cooking demos. wildfoods.co.nz

Sister Sledge

Hidden Gem

Coming to us from the geniuses behind city favourite craft beer haven and gastro pub extraordinaire Pomeroy’s, neighbouring Little Poms applies all of the Pomeroy family hospo expertise to create a similarly top-notch café experience. The passion that their team has for creating great food is obvious and infectious; their tasty range of tempting creations goes-hard goodkarma-wise with an emphasis on seasonal, locally sourced, organic, fresh and free range ingredients from artisan producers, and this raw goodness is magicked up into old favourites with a twist like their chilli scrambled eggs and shiitake mushrooms with house-smoked lemon ricotta. Hit them up for a bangin’ breakfast, weekend brunch, or working week lunch that’s a cut above – it’s all good! littlepoms.co.nz

Having invigorated the city’s dumpling fans with their Pot Sticker empire, the Hoop Group (Sam and Sally Hooper) are now bringing the epic street flavours of Hong Kong and Taipei to Christchurch with Sister Kong – their own version of a Hong Kong Baijiu House. Nestled alongside Mexicano’s and The Dirty Land down a Victoria Street laneway, Sister Kong will pair China’s famous fire-water spirit with feisty, funky new creations like bao jacked up with saffron and chilli from steaming, frying, grilling kung-fu chefs, and will feature a library of killer beverages.

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urban ETIQUETTE

FITTING ROOMS

THE ICONIC:

The Arts Centre

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t’s been a long time between strolls on the quad at the city’s beloved Arts Centre. The neo-Gothic, former University of Canterbury buildings took a fair old hammering in the quakes, but ultimately proved their mettle by staying standing. Now after a huge fundraising effort, a lot of good will and the painstaking restoration and strengthening process of the last six years, the historic campus is once again blooming back to life, with many buildings re-opened and others on the way. Reacquaint yourself with the magnificently-restored glory of the Great Hall, the new and improved Rutherford’s Den experience, and Bunsen café in the classic Le Café spot. Load yourself up with goodies from the surrounding artisans and park on the grass for lunch – the faithful weekend wander option is back. And with favourites like The Fudge Cottage set to make a return, new gallery and theatre initiatives reclaiming the centre’s role as an arts space, an increasingly busy event schedule hotting up and the University of Canterbury set to return to the new music and classics school on site later this year, it seems like the Arts Centre is back in business in a big way. artscentre.org.nz

Top Deck

Basking in the sun with a cold beer, a fantastic and authentic gourmet pizza and stunning views out across Lyttelton Harbour – the celebrated deck at Freemans Dining Room, Bar and Deck certainly makes relaxation easy. The port town institution is serious about their delicious Italian fare – think fresh pasta made daily on the premises and authentic prosciutto, olive oil and parmesan imported from Italy – and the killer view outside only completes the picture. Enjoy legendary Sunday jazz afternoons with Carmel Courtney and intimate dining in the stylised rustic interior to enjoy the likes of the Tortellini with confit chicken, blue cheese sauce, pancetta and hazelnuts, washing it down with a Kiwi craft beer or wine. freemansdiningroom.co.nz

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Look, sometimes that ensemble you’ve got your eye will look better on a mannequin than it does you. Fortunately, fitting rooms are on hand to help us avoid such horrible cases of buyer’s remorse. But they’re not just for you – let’s bring a bit of consideration into it. First up – lock the door people! This will prevent others from barging in unannounced. Likewise, leave closed curtains closed – peek under to see if there are feet in there and no loitering around the curtain openings either. Obviously it should be one person per fitting room – contrary to popular reports from a certain men’s chain. Check out your potential new hotness by all means, but don’t waste time taking selfie after selfie or making a phone call. Heads up: these things aren’t soundproof – we can hear EVERYTHING. Adhere to any maximum garment allowance and make sure you put things back on hangers and take them back out when you’re finished; don’t be leaving your failed choices strewn all over the floor like an explosion in a Burberry factory (nobody likes that person. They will die alone). Refrain from fixing your hair, make-up or busting zits. And since there’s always one thing that should go without saying that we have to say anyway: leave your underwear on, because taking it off is so, so wrong on so many levels.


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Back To The 80s

SYMPHONIC ODDITY

The loss of musical titan David Bowie was one felt strongly worldwide last year; the pop chameleon and his music meant much to many people, and the tributes have poured virtually non-stop since. Now the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra is providing a very special one of its own with Symphonic Oddity, a concert of orchestral reimaginings of some of the Thin White Duke’s greatest tracks at Horncastle Arena on May 27. Bowie’s invention and dazzling arrangements – from a musical career that spanned four decades and produced a catalogue of 27 studio albums, 9 live albums, and 121 singles, including 5 UK number-ones – naturally lend themselves to the full power of the orchestra, and fronting the CSO will be some of New Zealand’s own pop music heroes. Shihad’s Jon Toogood, Fur Patrol’s Julia Deans, Ladi6 and Laughton Kora will come together to celebrate Bowie’s outstanding career, each bringing their unique musical interpretation to his parade of bona fide worldwide hits; this promises to be a seriously good evening of music. cso.co.nz

NOM*d’s Autumn/Winter 2017 line 1986 celebrates the beloved label notching up 30 years. An exploration of essential music and subcultural influences underpins the season, from post-punk through to grunge; reworked logos and graphics sit alongside NOM*d prints. nomdstore.com

WIN Cityscape has a NOM*d hand stencilled t-shirt (pictured and valued at $140) to giveaway. To enter, email us at info@ somocreative.co.nz with ‘NOM*d’ in the subject header and tell us your fave 80s fashion piece. Entries close May 31.

CULTIVATING CHANGE Doing green stuff in urban spaces and adding a serious dose of good karma to your central city café brunch or restaurant dinner, Cultivate Christchurch is building a network of productive urban farms around the city with the support of local communities. Setting out to grow skills and provide valuable work experience, they are firm believers in the ‘teach a man to fish and he can feed his family for a lifetime' approach, and aim to educate, empower and inspire young people, teaching valuable skills to interns who learn about not just cultivating vegetables, but are also able to spend time with AJ, their ‘organic psychologist’, to tackle any challenges they may be facing in their own lives. As a social enterprise, they sell their fresh, healthy produce to local cafés and restaurants (low food miles alert!), where it stars in many Christchurch café favourites. That’s not all though: tackling the lack of green waste collection in the centre city head on, they promote responsible treatment of green waste for cafés and restaurants in the CBD by making green waste collections (by cycle, no less!) from their customers and composting Innocent Packaging coffee cups. The compost is then used in the growing of the veges that are in turn sold back to their café and restaurant customers (as well as the general public) in the central city. Move over, Simba; Cultivate have got the Circle of Life covered better than you ever did! cultivate.org.nz

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Movers & shakers

Cityscape catches up with Boo Radley’s Food & Liquor and Little Neighbourhood Garden Bar & Eatery’s operations manager extraordinaire James Quinn. Known for his excessively long beard and equally long banter, James mixes it with the best of them. What’s your signature cocktail? The Boo Radley (see recipe on page 39) – this is our new house cocktail named after the venue, and of course is bourbon-based, with Magners apple cider and cinnamon. It makes the most of some of our favourite ingredients and our 200+ bourbons on the back bar. This works particularly well with Makers Mark or Woodford Reserve. What’s the secret to a killer cocktail? Drinkability coupled with presentation, and speed of delivery with a Boo Radley’s twist. Oh … and bourbon of course. Favourite place to go for a big night? Boo’s stays open till 3am seven days a week and it is always a guaranteed big night. Favourite Sunday afternoon spot? Smash Palace has fantastic burgers. They also allow motorcycles on site which means I don’t have to pay for parking. Fave eats? You can’t beat a trip to Pegasus Bay and Black Estate Wineries in Waipara.

BISTRO BITES Foodies needing a little nudge to hit up Sumner need look no further than The Cornershop Bistro’s early dining deal. Between the hours of 5:30pm and 7pm you can tap the genius collaboration of eats that have become classics in the seaside suburb including Coq au Vin (pictured), Bistro Risotto, Cumberland Sausages, Pasta du jour and a Sous vide Beef Flank for just $20. cornershopbistro.co.nz

Beans By Bike

Inner city deliveries of freshly-roasted Underground Coffee just got more carbon friendly following a colab between the fluidised hot air roaster and Geronimo Messengers – the bodacious beans are now delivered by pedal power. UC’s Dan Brown says the spike in roasted specialty coffee sales in the CBD following the increase in businesses and residents back in the city saw their business wanting to streamline the online purchase and delivery process. “We could add some efficiency in terms of inner city deliveries through our bike courier relationship with Sofi at Geronimo”, says Dan. “With road cones still dotting the inner boroughs, 9 times out of 10 Sofi finds the quickest route to your door on her bicycle, and the low carbon footprint was also a key drawcard for us.” The same-day delivery service is free for all Internet coffee bean orders of 500g and more in post codes 8011, 8013 and 8014. undergroundcoffee.co.nz

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ART CENTRAL

I’d Tap That

Cityscape caught up with leading gallerist Jonathan Smart on the eve of the opening of awesome new contemporary gallery and art space The Central in The Arts Centre’s 100-year-old Library.

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hat is the concept behind The Central? We want to celebrate The Library space for its unique character, and create an environment for the artists to flourish, and we’re cultivating an inviting space that is accessible in both content and ambience. We’re also bringing the very best contemporary art back to the centre of the new city. This is expressed in the range of painting and photography being presented in the opening show, from works by Neil Dawson, Dick Frizzell, Fiona Pardington, Lonnie Hutchinson and others. Tell us about the space and why it was chosen. We chose it because of its central location; and its grace, beauty and dignity as a visual space. Being part of the wonderfully-restored historical precinct of the old university, The Arts Centre, its recent iterations as a gallery gives it a great context, and we're keen to continue growing its already well-established history as a visual arts space. What will The Central bring to the Christchurch art scene? It’s going to bring energy, accessibility, and professionalism at the top end in the centre of the city. What can we expect from the Grand Opening exhibition? A wonderful occasion and a range of art with price and access points for everyone. The Grand Opening Exhibition runs through March and is followed by Simon Edwards (April) and Elizabeth Thomson (May).

WOO MAMA

The new craft beer fillery Fillosophy in Woolston take their beer pretty seriously; with 36 regularly changing taps for rigger fills, there’s always something of interest available, no matter what your preferences (and when one keg runs out, another one goes in, making visiting on the regular a must). You’ll find everything from stout to lager, IPAs, English ale, pilsners, bitter, porter, and even the odd cider – the list just keeps going – and if it all seems too hard to choose, the friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you out with advice, recommendations, and try-before-you-buy tasters. fillosophy.co.nz

Rocking some serious hawker chic, slinky new hot spot Madam Woo features some gnarly street art alongside more traditional pieces, while cans of cutlery and chopsticks can be found in the centre of the table. The brainchild of co-founders Michelin-star celeb chef Josh Emett and Fleur Caulton, Woo rocks energetic and bold dishes inspired by traditional Malaysian flavours, including honey-and-soy-tossed squid, stir fried pork belly, and the famous Hawker Roll, along with the epic humming shredded duck and cabbage salad and Portuguese custard tarts. Be sure to wash it down with a specially brewed Hallertau Woo Brew Golden Ale or signature cocktail the exotic Madam You – or the excellently refreshing ginger mojito. madamwoo.co.nz

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AUTUMN EDIT This season’s essentials.

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1 Jeep Renegade Limited (RRP from $39,990) from Armstrong Prestige 2 Champagne Zircon 4.06ct set in 18ct Rose Gold with Champagne and Brilliant diamonds (top, RRP $5,435) and Pink Emerald Cut Sapphire with Brilliant Diamond Halo Ring in 18ct Rose Gold (RRP $4,795) from Filigree Fine Jewels 3 Galbraith’s Trappist Style Beer 1.5L Magnum (RRP $53.99) from The Beer Library

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4 Kai Tripod Floor Lamp (RRP $2,150) from Interiors by Lume 5 Kearose Deluxe Rose Gold Soy Candle (RRP $75) from Raw Nova

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6 Ixos Leather Ankle Boot with Laces (POA) from Issimo 7 Missoni Robe (RRP from $689) from Corso Merivale 8 Pop Side Table (RRP $495) from Casual & Country 9 Rebecca Minkoff's Mini Mac Clutch (RRP $320)


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Photography: 1 Marco Borggreve; 2 Chapman Baehler; 3 Travis Shinn; 4 Shayne Laverdière 5 Mats Ba¦êcker

5 Things To Do This Autumn

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L'ARPEGGIATA Chamber music rock stars.  20 March

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CYNDI LAUPER & BLONDIE THE PIXIES Get your 80s on, big time. Alt-rock veterans go large.  15 April  9 March

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FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL Très bien cinema.  9 – 26 March

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MOZART & BEETHOVEN NZSO does the big names.  4 April

SURVIVAL GUIDE

School Reunions Ah, the school reunion. Finally, the chance to hang out with saggier, older versions of

those people that made your teenage life miserable. Cheer up though; you can get through this and even have fun. First of all, before you go, try to make sure someone you actually like is going to be there; standing around making awkward small talk with people you didn’t like or barely recognise is not going to make for a great Saturday evening, so if it looks like that’s going to be the case, just pull the pin. Be open to talk, though; contrary to what you may have heard, some people do change (and let’s face it, as teenagers, we are pretty much all still learning how to be people), so maybe just at least say hello first before ignoring people or launching into an angry tirade about that time they threw your geography assignment into a puddle. Ain’t no resolution to be found in this mirror-balled basketball court – that’s best saved for your therapist. For similar scene-avoiding reasons, you may want to go easy on the beersies or vinos. Walking into a room full of people you haven’t seen for 20 years is trippy, so maybe break the ice with some observations on the food or how great someone looks before moving directly into the brutal details of your messy divorce or tragic story of your sick dog. And remember that if all else fails, you’re an adult now and you can just leave any time – so relax, smile, and try to enjoy yourself. It’s 10 whole years until the next one.

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#madeinchch Pegasus Bay Winery

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ntroducing vineyards to the now famous viticultural wonderland of Waipara Valley in the early 1970s, pioneering winemakers the Donaldson family and their Pegasus Bay label (depicting the now iconic winged horse) are internationally recognised by the world’s leading wine connoisseurs. Synonymous with a premium, diverse estate-grown range that epitomises the region’s unique terroir, their much-coveted Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Pinot Noir, Merlot Cabernet, Riesling and Chardonnay wines have been amassing gongs for three decades now. Their winemaking philosophy aims to simply produce grapes of the highest quality and handle them with the utmost respect; their approach is one of minimal intervention from vine to bottle, with sustainable viticultural management, low crop levels, minimal handling of fruit during processing and gentle

pressing all being integral to their creative process. It’s a method of winemaking that’s reaped enormous dividends, with Pegasus Bay now distributed in more than 25 countries and considered among the country's – and the world’s – leading wineries. They’ve been named variously by national and international wine press as ‘Canterbury’s top winery’, ‘One of New Zealand’s top 5 wine producers’, a member of the ‘100 Most Iconic Wine Estates Worldwide’ and ‘The flagship winery of Waipara’, but the over-achieving team at the estate have not been content to sit on those mighty laurels – they’ve also established New Zealand’s most award-winning winery restaurant. Aimed at producing a complete food and wine experience, the restaurant is one of the best dining options in Canterbury, and a showcase of the region’s finest produce, all matched to the finest wines. pegasusbay.com

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HIGHLIGHTS 1975

The Donaldson Family plants out one of Canterbury’s first vineyards; 10 years later Pegasus Bay is established.

1992

The Restaurant and Cellar Door open.

2015

Founding member of the Family of Twelve.

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Awarded NZ’s best Casual Dining Restaurant by Cuisine.

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Rated a 5-star producer by Robert Parker.

2016

Awarded NZ’s best winery restaurant title for the eighth time and 2 Chef Hats.

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Pegasus Bay wine is exported to 30 international markets.


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CAFÉ SOCIETY FINDING GOOD FOOD AND COFFEE IN THE CITY

If ever there was a city on the move, it’s Christchurch. Constant upgrades as we continue to rebuild have resulted in blink and you’ll miss it cafés opening up in and around the CBD, in laneways and in new fitouts on the daily – you almost need a new map for each visit. From the latest hot spots bringing some serious international cool like newbies Uncommon, Unknown Chapter, Bunsen and Park Ranger, through to the city’s leading institutions like Procopé Coffee House, Under the Red Verandah and C1 Espresso, places worthy of a road trip and GPS workout, cafés taking charge and roasting their own beans, and to the hippest dens, Cityscape delves the city’s constantly evolving and ever creative café scene, where quirk joins homemade wholesome goodness and the cutting edge of café cool.

CAFÉ COMPASS No matter where you find yourself around Christchurch, an excellent cuppa and some tasty eats are never far away. Read on to spin our café compass and find the city’s best spots. CITY CENTRE The rejuvenating city centre is pretty much bursting with awesome cafés and crazy good coffee fixin’s, with a whole range of different vibes that range from the busy work-day buzz of Blax Espresso Bar to the relaxed and stylish Boulevard Café & Bar, the sun-drenched swank of Table At Monks (conveniently located near the Margaret Mahy Family Playground), where the lemon multi-seed waffles with roasted apple are things of delicious beauty, and the minimalist chic of Kadett in St Asaph Street (tap the

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— Underground Coffee Roasters —

— Hello Sunday —

affogato with Kahlua ice cream for an epic pick me up). On Durham Street the industrial cool of Underground Coffee Roasters is home to Christchurch’s only fluidised air roaster and some of the city’s finest pain aux raisins, while super cute MADE Espresso Bar on Cashel Street turns out honest, wholesome and simple fare (FYI their Florentines are the bomb!). Housed within the stunning Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA), Lux Espresso’s local and organic delights (including their legendary sea salt and olive oil chocolate brownies!) join ethical and consciously sustainable products, while tucked away in the BNZ Centre is funky-as-all-get-out boutique coffee bar Little Brews Espresso. Try the industrial sophistication/Tex appeal of Three Cows in Victoria Street, and suss out neighbours The Grand Café at Christchurch Casino, who turn out

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some primo high teas, and micro roaster Black & White Coffee Cartel, which teams a slick fitout with sweet and savoury offerings. Seriously good java (courtesy of Lyttelton Coffee Co.) also resides at the two-storied slick of New Regent Street fave The Caffeine Laboratory (Their super-creative delish daily doughnuts are almost too pretty to eat – almost). Pick up a bangin’ cup of joe from Muffin Break on the commute when you touch down at the Bus Interchange (and 10 other locations around the city) and tap the latest creation from their Muffin Lab. Along Tuam Street you’ll find self-roasters Magnitude Café & Roastery, where their jump-starting house blends (including the bodacious Blue Mountain) are served alongside Oreo shakes and housemade baked goods. Healthy eating reigns supreme at The Herb Centre on Kilmore Street – this

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— Table at Monks —

wholefoods leader teams seasonal vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free eats with health-promoting drinks like ginger tonic and herbal tea blends (including turmeric latte) – it’s all served in a charming hardfloor cottage or leafy garden setting. And if a more traditional coffee is in order, Switch coffee is still in the house! Down the road you’ll find Little Pom’s (next door to sibling institution Pomeroy’s Old Brewery Inn) – their tasty and nutritious fare features house-made nut butters and almond milk and go-to brunch offerings served alongside craft beers, wine and local C4 coffee. Locally roasted coffee is also a calling card at Tap N’ Grind on Manchester Street, with Vivace Espresso served up alongside gourmet delicacies like coconutcrusted French toast with caramelised cinnamon pineapple (yusss!).


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— Café Raeward —

WASTE NOT

The team at Cultivate take used Innocent Packaging’s compostable coffee cups (along with green waste) from cafes and restaurants in the CDB and compost it to grow vegies that are sold back to same cafes and restaurants. — Little Poms —

Check out the re-burgeoning Arts Centre as it bounces back post-quake with a trip to Bunsen, who have resurrected former venue Le Café’s world-famous-inChristchurch chicken nachos. In Cathedral Square discover the sandstone charms of O.G.B Bar & Café – grab a takeaway coffee from the handy Square-side coffee window or kick back in the prohibition cool at this swanky affair and order in a New York-style bagel, and make plans to come back later that night when it turns to a buzzing bar. Avon River views and Atomic coffee is where it’s at for stylin’ Therapy on Hereford Street, where you’ll find such culinary delights as croque monsieur, rice noodle salad, some next level slices (you’ll want to acquaint yourself with their lolly cake – just sayin’) and real fruit smoothies. Head to the multi-coloured brick-walled cool of happening Coco Espresso

— Cultivate —

on Barbadoes Street and enjoy an epic coffee and something from the bodacious cabinet selection of sweet and savoury treats (we’re looking at you, super tasty behemoth pork and apple sausage roll). Along Tuam Street tap the charms of Trenches Restaurant, Bar & Events where, on the ground floor of the RSA, you’ll find a tasty range of counter-style food and breakfast, lunch and dinner menus filled with classics. Also worth ferreting out in the city are Luciano Espresso Bar, 245 Espresso, Honest Café and Laneway Espresso.

NORTH Head north to find

Merivale’s Café Metro along Papanui Road; it’s an art-inspired café serving seriously good Blackbird coffee alongside an extensive selection of teas (13 types!) and some of the city’s finest pies. In Burnside, sustainable style

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joins one of the country’s leading sustainable cafés at Untouched World’s Native Garden Café. The menu is a celebration of all that’s fresh, seasonal and organic, balancing sensational cooked-toorder breakfast, brunch and lunch items alongside decadent cabinet fare. Other Burnside favourites include Sevantis Restaurant & Café, who are renowned for their fancy high-teas and some of the city’s finest eggs benny, and the high-ceilinged industrial cool of Gusto Restaurant & Bar, where wicked cabinet fare meets an Italian-inspired menu, bodacious weekend brunches and a justifiably famous happy hour. In Strowan (Normans Road) you’ll find Rocksalt, a chill-vibed café/bar hybrid and home of a legendary (and some swear hangover-curing) big breakfast and Allpress Espresso. Joe’s Garage serves up hearty fare and coffee in


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Redwood (there are outlets in Riccarton, Sumner and Wigram too), including their legendary and curiously named ‘teddy best’ which sees prime free-range chicken breast, caramelised onions, tomato and rocket with seeded mustard aioli served up on golden ciabatta. For something a little more exotic, the chef’s signature dishes at Garden Hotel’s Garden Bar Café (GBC to its friends) in Shirley include the unforgettable braised pork belly served with homemade steamed ‘lotus leaf’ buns, and they add live music to the mix in the evenings. Good karma comes with your coffee at St Albans’ Ris’tretto where the suspended coffee movement joins tasty café eats and designer cakes, while nearby The Origin turns out specialty teas and coffees alongside pure vegetarian cuisine. Try Papanui’s Rose Café on Papanui Road, where freshly made cakes and savouries are served alongside savoury dishes and a selection of antiques for sale, and Harewood’s Café Raeward on Harewood Road where locals flock to enjoy freshly-made cabinet fare and an epic menu – get here early to avoid missing out.

WEST Addington has become

somewhat of a café hot spot. On Wrights Road Milieu Café’s lunch menu satisfies with hearty classics including lambs fry and bacon and the creamy, chunky goodness of their signature seafood chowder, served alongside locally-roasted Hummingbird Coffee. For fresh, fast and healthy fare, Lot 55’s new menu is worth seeking out at Horncastle Arena. Don’t miss popping into Bernard Street’s Little Merchants either for seriously good selfroasted coffee, including newbie Rwanda-sourced Rugali, and some guilt-free sweet treats! In Riccarton, Café Sismo on Riccarton Road is a relaxed hangout offering a range of delicious home-baked goodies, including their signature Brioche French toast – and if you’re not feeling like a coffee, their chilli hot chocolate has

a cult following. Tackle Ground Floor Café’s steak manwich or their tangy Moroccan eggs on Riccarton Road, and head out to Russley to Passenger & Co for primo chilli scrambled eggs. For a bit of history, head to the gorgeous gardens of Fendalton’s historic Mona Vale Homestead & Pantry, who serve quite possibly the city’s finest high teas, which have to be seen (and tasted) to be believed. Indulge in the fine selection of Dilmah’s exclusive tea range or celebrate with a flute of French bubbles – Veuve Clicquot anyone? Continue further west to discover the aeronautical chic and cosy surrounds of a former Air Force officers’ bar at the swanky Harvard Bar & Café on Henry Wigram Drive, near the Air Force Museum of New Zealand – it should be your first stop before or after a visit to the heritage attraction.

— Untouched World™ —

SOUTH Take a trip to the foothills

of Cashmere for the goodies on offer at taste @ twenty, where locally-roasted Hummingbird Coffee is served alongside some of the city’s finest baked delights. In Sydenham’s boutique shopping centre The Colombo you’ll find the fluidised hot air roasted charms of Underground Café, where single-origin-brew-infused cheesecakes meet fine savoury fare alongside their famed coffees. For a quickie on the go, they also have an outlet in the centre’s food court pumping out their primo brews, including their legendary fair trade and organic offering Beatnik for serious coffee drinkers. Head out to Halswell to the industrial slickness of renovated 1880s homestead White House Black to discover an eclectic menu including quinoa porridge with coconut cream, fresh berries, honey and candied pecans. Tucked away in the industrial area of Hillsborough, you’ll find the off-the-grid cool of Castle Rock Café on Mary Muller Drive. Definitely worth seeking out, this banging cafe turns out the likes of

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— Lux Espresso —

— The Caffeine Laboratory —


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pumpkin, cashew, goat’s cheese and rocket tarts and a weeklychanging burger, while up the hill at Cashmere’s Emperor’s New Clothes on Dyers Pass Road, locally-roasted Supreme coffee is combined with killer views, rightfully famous date orange scones and café classics done right.

EAST Looking for a seaside

escape? The Cornershop Bistro on Sumner’s Nayland street brings a touch of Euro-chic, with chef Rod Cross’ eggs benny and brioche French toast being the stuff of legend. Salt on the Pier’s beach and pier-front offering teams stunning views of the South Pacific with a killer menu. In Ferrymead hook yourself up with a caffeine fix and dose of ‘good honest food’ at the off-the-grid charms of Dispense Espresso, where you can also pick up housemade preserves ranging from jams through to chutneys and more. Modern eatery Ten 27 in Ferrymead serves up some outstanding coffee and seriously sophisticated plates from its contemporary menu, as well as the unmissable John’s mum’s fudge (or simply JMF to those in the know). Also on Ferry Road, this time in Waltham, you’ll find Gentle Giant’s diverse offering.

— O.G.B Bar & Café —

INSTITUTIONS — Tap N Grind —

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Christchurch’s institution cafes are popular for a reason; think great food, possibly even better coffee, and some seriously sweet surroundings. The legendary C1 Espresso works out of the old High Street Post Office and will fire your sliders at you via pneumatic tube, Futurama-style! On Madras Street the coffee alchemists at Black Betty rock house-brewed Switch Espresso in slick surrounds. Inner city triple threat Supreme Supreme is a chill, multitasking café that tags in a coffee training school and wholesale venue, serving up their own coffee and an outstanding range of pastries.


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Head to The Villas on Montreal Street – this local icon’s spectacular renovations absorbed the house next door! Relaxed bistro dining with a touch of class is the order of the day at Brigittes in the heart of Merivale, where the mushroom crepes take some beating. Watch the magic happen at the open plan bakery goodness of Vic’s Café on Victoria Street. Also on Victoria Street (and Fendalton Road), Procopé Coffee House sees Hummingbird Coffee join free range eggs and free-farmed bacon on the menu, all served up in their swanky digs. And take in the views and cabinet food to die for at The Cup on Hackthorne Road in Cashmere. Addington’s Oddfellows on Disraeli Street is next door to its sibling roastery operation Hummingbird Coffee. In Burnside, the café arm of Terra Viva’s garden centre has been wowing taste buds since 1997. East of the central city in Linwood, iconic Tancred Street cottage Under the Red Verandah

(or UTRV to the locals) charms with its sunny courtyard and wows with an exciting menu (go for the brunch scramble; you won’t be sorry) and exceptional coffee. Take a quick trip through the tunnel to discover the industrial, casual cool of selfroasters Lyttelton Coffee Co., while the recently re-opened Sign of the Kiwi on Summit Road have made a welcome return to the café scene.

DENS OF COOL Like a bit of atmosphere, style and street along with your caffeine fix? There’s plenty on offer for those looking for a side serving of quirk, funk and/or chic. Hello Sunday’s former church on Elgin Street in Sydenham houses a multi-award-winning brunch and daytime dining hotspot turning out inspired eats – including kung pao pretzel rolls – and seasonal treats. Uncommon on Tuam Street has swag for days, and serves up some seriously tasty café eats, including

— Made Espresso Bar —

— Harvard Bar & Café —

the jaw-slackening breakfast board, which features their well-famous eggs slow-poached at 63-degrees for 45 minutes (and quite possibly the city’s best hot chocolate!). Effortless cool also prevails at Unknown Chapter, who roast their own specialty beans and belt out an intoxicating blue cheese polenta. Head to Waltham to discover the under-the-radar charms of The Exchange open kitchen at XCHC on Wilsons Road. Forget about menus though, as they stock their impressive cabinet fare (think free-range, vegan, organic et al) with fresh food made daily and all sourced from local suppliers. For an industrial edge you can’t beat the speakeasy swank of prohibition cool Mama Hooch on Colombo Street. Sophistication and share plates abound at Addington’s Town Tonic on Bernard Street – this sleek eatery serves up the freshest local fare by way of genius chef/owner Jamie Bennett alongside organic coffee, craft beers and fine wines.

— Castle Rock Café —

— Emperor's New Clothes —

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Neighbouring Addington Coffee Co-Op’s wares come with a side serving of good karma; roasters of Jail Breaker coffee out of a former mechanic’s workshop, the café is a local fave and their banana bread is the stuff of legend. On Riccarton, Road Park Ranger’s rustic aesthetic and artisan focus is quickly becoming a go-to-fave (along with their ham & 3 cheese toastie and sea salt + coconut sugar hot chocolate, which are winning over even the most discerning of taste buds!). In the central city, Dose Café’s alt-cool urban adds a Japanese edge to the menu, which stars the likes of karaage fried chicken and ricotta pancakes washed down with Lyttelton Coffee Co’s finest. Channelling seriously quirky cool, the team at Spooky Boogie in Lyttelton combine primo coffee (from neighbouring roasters Lyttelton Coffee Co.), cakes, and cookies with local art, collectibles and some serious vinyl.

WORTH THE TRIP Sometimes you need a change of scenery and a road trip is called for – and the lunch at the end of a nice little journey (whether by bicycle, car or motorbike) only tastes even better. Take in the 1890s charm of Lincoln’s The Tea House, where they take tea very seriously with their own tea bar. Also in Lincoln, on Robert Street, The Lincoln Pantry combines gourmet goodies with organic Atomic coffee in upcycled rustic surrounds – organic wholefoods cosy up against nutritious cabinet fare, and nifty picnic baskets can be packed with yummy delights carefully chosen to reflect your budget and dietary requirements. Five more minutes’ drive will take you to The Store @ Tai Tapu’s foodie showcase of local producers and artisans – including the super healthy breakfast trifle and their show-stopping cheese rolls – alongside Underground Coffee. There’s also a nice sideline in

SOUL FOOD YOUR DAILY CAFÉ FIX NEEDN’T MEAN DITCHING YOUR HEALTH KICK – YOU CAN TREAT YOURSELF WITHOUT THE GUILT. PURE CAFÉ ESCHEWS SUGAR, SALT, ADDITIVES AND OTHER NASTIES, THE HERB CENTRE OFFERS THE TASTIEST, NUTRIENT DENSE VEGETARIAN FOOD GOING, AND BEARLION FOODS FOCUSES ON ‘REAL FOOD’. LOT 55 AT HORNCASTLE ARENA ARE ALL ABOUT FAST, FRESH AND HEALTHY EATS, WHILE THE ORIGIN ROCKS PURE VEGETARIAN FARE. OUT IN LINCOLN THE LINCOLN PANTRY TEAMS ARTISAN PROVISIONS WITH ORGANIC AND WHOLEFOODS.

— Lot 55 —

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— Magnitude Café —


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giftware at Gifts @ The Store – a funky store within The Store. Just 20 minutes north of Christchurch in Pegasus Town you’ll find the chic sophistication of Flat White Café Bar, where fresh daily salads are joined by the tasty likes of French toast with bacon, banana and candied orange, and bacon, egg and rocket bagels with a tangy capsicum and apricot chutney – their Friday night dining is also achieving cult status around these parts. Cruise around to Governors Bay where local chocolatiers She Universe’s café works the trifecta of stunning views over the Harbour, tasty eats and epic coffee and, quite rightly, real Belgian ice and hot chocolate. Continue over to Diamond Harbour and kick back in the sunshine with the seriously good sharing plates and meals at Preserved Eatery and Cook School which feature housemade bacon, sausages and other porcine delights, along with locally caught seafood. Take the turn-off and keep going to the bustling Little River Café and Store, which is renowned for spectacular food, organic coffee and a sun-drenched courtyard. Head north of the city to discover Rangiora’s Kingsford Kitchen, which showcases the Continental Catering empire’s boundless skills with food – think fresh, contemporary, creative and flavoursome, then take it up a few notches and you get the idea. FYI – their pies are magic. Further afield, Pukeko Junction Café & Deli in Leithfield is a popular travellers’ stop for gourmet food that’s all made in-house, including the just-try-to-stop-at-one salted ginger finger, while further north

Amberley’s Nor’Wester Café has a well-deserved reputation as one of the region’s best; relax in the dappled sunlight under the enormous palm tree in the courtyard with the plaudit-winning pulled pork sandwich and beverage of your choice. Stay on the road north to enjoy a languorous lunch amid the vines at Waipara Hills and Pegasus Bay Winery for some wine-matched goodness.

SOMETHING MORE Sometimes cafés are part of a bigger offering. Such is the case for Café Raeward on Harewood Road, where an epic café offering utilises Raeward Fresh food market’s fresh seasonal produce. Riffing on corner stores of old, taste @ twenty on Colombo Street in Cashmere combines fresh market and local produce with gourmet goodies, preserves and more alongside banging home baking (you’ll want to road test the tan square, trust us), cabinet fare and an exceptional catering offering. At Decant Vintners & Epicures on Mandeville Street, tasty offerings include beetroot, feta and caramelised walnut salad – pick up some European wines and spirits to go. Discover more gourmet goodies at Quay Café, The Lincoln Pantry, The Store @ Tai Tapu, and Mediterranean Food Company, or pick up some kitchen skills at Preserved Eatery and Cook School, get your car washed while you enjoy a cuppa at Carwash Café, or enjoy tea and cupcakes (and some to take home, of course) at The Cupcake Collection on Colombo Street in Beckenham.

— Kadett/Space Academy —

— Under The Red Verandah —

Café Sensibilities Not quite cafés, these places rock awesome daytime menus and killer coffee all the same: Baretta Bar & Restaurant, Clink Restaurant & Bar, The Cornershop Bistro, Rogues of Rotherhams, Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, JDV, The Monday Room, No.4 Bar & Restaurant, Rocksalt, Strawberry Fare, Town Tonic, The Pedal Pusher, Belgian Beer Café Torenhof, Trevinos Restaurant & Bar and Valley Inn Tavern.

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— Milieu Café —


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THE STORE @ TAI TAPU 687 Christchurch-Akaroa Road 03 329 6753 thestoretaitapu.com

— Kingsford Kitchen —

MUFFIN BREAK Enjoy delicious food baked fresh every day and fresh barista-made coffee. With 11 bakery cafés in Christchurch, your next break is never far away. muffinbreak.co.nz

PROCOPÉ COFFEE HOUSE 205 Fendalton Road 03 351 1488 procope.co.nz

UNDERGROUND COFFEE ROASTERS 190 Durham Street 03 353 0267 undergroundcoffee.co.nz

COCO ESPRESSO Open: Mon – Fri 400 Barbadoes Street 020 4106 8403 Find them on Facebook

NOR’ WESTER CAFÉ 95 Carters Road, Amberley 03 314 9411 norwestercafe.co.nz

FLAT WHITE CAFÉ BAR Cnr Pegasus Boulevard & Main Street, Pegasus Town 03 920 4036 flatwhitecafebar.co.nz

UNDERGROUND CAFÉ The Colombo 363 Colombo Street 03 943 7360 undergroundcoffee.co.nz

ROSE CAFÉ 466C Papanui Road 03 354 5300 Find them on Facebook

DISPENSE ESPRESSO 1005 Ferry Road 027 344 7992 Find them on Facebook

THE EXCHANGE 376 Wilsons Road 027 828 3757 xchc.co.nz

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DEEP SOUTH

CITYSCAPE HITS THE ROAD IN THE ALL-NEW MERCEDES GLA 250 TO ROAD TEST SWANKY NEW QUEENSTOWN RESTAURANT THE GRILLE BY EICHARDT’S IN AN EXCLUSIVE, LUX ESCAPE.

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unlight strobes into the cabin as we pass a stand of trees, glinting off the chrome details of the GLA 250’s futuristic matte black instrument panel as the postcard perfection of Lake Tekapo’s tranquil turquoise waters come into view. We might be on a road trip, but we kill the tunes via the Apple CarPlay and embrace the silence courtesy of the GLA’s super sporty multi-tasking design – which also adds a whisper-quiet drag coefficient to its muscular physique

– and watch in awe as well-stuffed clouds scud across an impossibly blue sky above and are mirrored below on the lake’s surface, all framed by the jagged backbone of the Southern Alps. Epitomising precision German engineering, Mercedes’ first compact SUV is out to impress, and rocks some serious TARDIS-like qualities along with its exceptional good looks. The interior feels deceptively large given the vehicle’s compact credentials, while exterior

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side sill panels add a razor sharp dynamic to the sleek profile – in people-speak the GLA is ‘ripped’. But it’s not all for show; agile and responsive, our low-slung carriage allows us to enjoy effortless tight cornering around the lake’s shores as we hug the road’s surface, while a turbocharged 208-horsepower 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine responds swiftly – especially when we engage the ‘Sport’ driving mode as Lake Tekapo fades in the rear vision mirror.


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If ever there was an occasion to make an entrance, it’s rolling into the perennial alpine adventure resort/party town of Queenstown, and the GLA’s handsome carriage ensures we arrive in fitting style as guests of The Grille by Eichardt’s. We glide past the new lakefront five-star restaurant, catching our reflection in the slick glass frontage where – impossibly – a car park once stood on the prime real estate, which now also houses Louis Vuitton and WORLD boutiques and super-lux $10,000-a-night accommodation offering, The Penthouse, en-route to checking in at The Spire Hotel. Combining contemporary chic with next level service, The Spire’s 10-suite boutique offers a stylish, designer respite in the heart of the town, where everything is within walking distance. The room is resplendent with an Eames lounge chair and

ottoman beside a black glass and chrome coffee table, white chaise lounge, a white stone fireplace, a well-appointed bathroom stocked with Molton Brown and a spacious balcony. It’s all centered around a super king lux bed that promises one of the best sleeps of your life. We spruce up and snack on the complimentary fruit and mineral water from the mini bar before heading into town. It’s hard to not fall in love with Queenstown. There’s always something new to see at this multi-box-ticking lakeside resort, set amid a killer scenic backdrop of tranquil lakes and ragged, towering mountains. White-knuckle outdoor adventure activities join super fine dining, excellent nightlife, relaxing spas, wineries, skiing, international shopping and primo golf courses. Even a simple lakeside stroll in this part of the world is an Instagram-

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worthy pursuit! On this trip the newbie to check out is The Grille by Eichardt’s, the premier dining destination in the recently renovated Eichardt’s Private Hotel, which has been seriously trending and buzzing on social media since opening. We meet up with The Grille’s sommelier and mixologist extraordinaire Stevie Gaut for a pre-dinner cocktail masterclass in the swank surrounds of the venue’s slinky cocktail lounge, where polished industrial chic meets New York cool, and rows of glittering bottles proudly display premium labels. Stevie has an easy-going, laddish quality, which is perfect for imparting his knowledge and helping us to re-create two signature cocktails – The Owner’s Margarita (created in collaboration with owner Andrew Cox) and The Imperium, inspired by the famous bar in Milan. The cocktails are equal


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parts strong and stunning (so big ticks all round), and are poured into fittingly old-school, chunky glasses. The margarita takes things to the next level with the addition of celeb fave Patron Silver tequila, while The Imperium marries Kraken black spiced rum with Heradura Reposado tequila, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and the kicker – which prevents me from successfully replicating it home – an airy, spiced pineapple mousse, and is straight up addictive. Class over and sufficiently primed, we move into the restaurant. Perfectly positioned and perched on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, the first thing you notice is the jaw-slackening, uninterrupted vistas across the lake to The Remarkables beyond, where, over the course of the evening, the famous mountainscape is washed in the pinks and greys of the fading night

sky. And while it’s easy to get caught up/hypnotised by the view, there’s much more going on in the bustling surrounds to tear you away, including an open kitchen where cured meats hang from hooks and head chef and all-round culinary alchemist Will Eaglesfield ensures his visionary celebration of locally-sourced, home-grown and free-range produce is represented on the plate. Glistening cutlery sits atop dark wood tables, antique metal lamps hang from the ceiling, and buttery leather booth seating channels top end bistro chic. We’re ushered into exclusive private dining space The Wine Room, which is true to its name – gently boiling condensation-frosted flutes of Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 await and rows of the finest Central Otago and New Zealand wines, along with a carefully curated selection of

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international vintages, line the walls. Will, an affable Englishman whose international culinary repertoire saw him arrive at The Grille via stints in kitchens in London, the French Alps and the Mediterranean, has created an off-the-chart menu that infuses locally-foraged produce and distinctly Queenstown flavours with a splash of worldly indulgence. Mercifully, our grazing menu offers a chance to sample a bit of everything, as The Grille’s is a menu filled with Sophie’s Choice-type dilemmas. We start with the fresh, grapefruit tingle of ceviche and singularly fried crisp West Coast whitebait with preserved lemon, which both expertly highlight the natural flavours of the hero ingredients and pair beautifully with the creamy richness of the Moët, while the venison liver and pinot noir paté intoxicates with its nuanced earthiness, and the delicate gamey


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notes of the Romesco-crusted little rabbit hot-pots delight. As we move into mains territory, the big meaty dishes the restaurant’s name suggest come to the fore via a meltingly tender, smoky seared blushing Angus eye fillet with a sublime café de Paris butter, and an exceptional Havoc pork shoulder resplendent with a feisty homemade black pudding and precision roasted crackling. However, it’s The Grille’s now legendary whole BBQ Cardrona merino lamb shoulder that steals the show with its decadently moist, fall-apart, dark finely-grained meat offering just the right amount of rendered fat and gentle notes of lanolin, ensuring short work is made of the large serving. Shoestring fries are all crunchy exterior and fluffy interior (and served alongside a high-voltage aioli that really ought to be served in a larger vessel),

while sautéed spinach, smooth and buttery mash and roasted field mushrooms with wild thyme and garlic round out exceptional sides. Dessert sees an explosion of delicacies and fine pastries that could easily be from the best French patisseries arrive at the table, including airy profiteroles with vanilla cream and a dreamy chocolate and salted caramel sauce, macaroons, housemade chocolates and a selection of local cheeses and homemade crackers and relishes. If that wasn’t enough, a baked Alaska, which is a literal flavour bomb, makes an appearance. A brisk walk over to The Spire where that king size bed awaits, and it’s back to Christchurch in the morning. Sure it’s a fleeting, but super lux visit – and the good news on the way home is spending another 6 hours cocooned in the comfort of the GLA!

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Vehicle supplied by Armstrong Prestige (mbchristchurch.co.nz), Citycape was a guest of The Grille by Eichardt’s (eichardtsdining.com) and The Spire Hotel (thespirehotel.com).


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KING HIT

Legendary Southeast Asian calling card of cool King of Snake is expanding its lunch offering to include weekends this autumn, along with adding some tricked up new eats to the menu. Expect to see the likes of dumplings, baos and roti as you’ve never seen them before, with a next-level KoS twist that epitomises the hot spot’s cutting-edge culinary take on Asian dining. Snake faithful need not panic, as the new entries will sit alongside KOS classics including the fiery hammer fist that is their punchy Kung Pao (pictured). kingofsnake.co.nz


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horls of smoke tumble and curl – revealing glimpses of what appears to be part-mad science experiment but is actually all-genius culinary alchemy – as the glass cloche raises off the ‘Terror Misu’, and white tendrils lazily unfurl across the table. Epitomising the gothic romance of Hammer horror, the dinner theatrics are a fittingly elaborate reveal for the decadent wickedness of Rogues of Rotherham’s signature shared dessert, a lavish take on the Italian classic. As the smoke dissolves and awestruck diners return their attention to their own tables, chef Antony Page’s diabolical creation stands regally on display. We cut through Marsala-laced mascarpone cream crowned with shards of tempered chocolates, burnt toffee, salted peanut brittle and a scattering of tiny chocolate pearls and down on through to the

espresso-stained sponge. The symphony of slightly bitter espresso is perfectly balanced by the luxuriously light mascarpone and subtle sweetness of the Marsala, while the chocolate, toffee and brittle bring a satisfying textural crunch, and, in the brittle’s case, a delightful salty tinge which launches the dish into the stratosphere. Rocking some seriously swanky credentials, this oasis of effortless cool on Rotherham Road sports cascades of lights above the polished wooden-topped bar with a glinting copper edge (which carries through to the dining tables, where luxuriously tactile turquoise velvet booth seating meets gilded mirrors) and an impressive eagle-topped copper and brass espresso machine, while Rogue-fired pizzas are created in the courtyard. We order two of the cunningly clever detox/retox cocktails and peruse the menu.

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We start with fried mozzarella (all molten, gooey goodness beneath golden exterior) and duck liver pâté (silky-smooth with the earthy, bittersweet crunch of cacao nibs). Creative unions continue to wow in the mains of delicate, light pillows of savoury ricotta gnocchi with a tinglingly fresh lemon pesto and meltingly tender slow-cooked beef cheeks that flake effortlessly under the fork and pair beautifully with a beetroot polenta. Sides await in cast iron dishes on wooden panels; here skin-on Venetian baby potatoes meet rosemary-spiked herbaceous butter, and the woefully underrated cauliflower gets its dues – all fried and crispy with the thrilling, punchy acidic tang of balsamic and the sweet reprieve of plump sultanas. Even the sides are extending the gastronomic mastery – it seems likely that Rogues is set to remain forever in vogue. roguesbar.co.nz


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hannelling centuries of Latin American tradition, Redfire BBQ Brazilian Steakhouse rocks more than 15 different cuts of meat slow-cooked over a churrasco barbecue and served smoky and hot tableside by their resident ‘Gauchos’. The latest addition to the city’s burgeoning BBQ restaurant scene on Main North Road combines the chilled aesthetic of its open plan, bright and airy eatery with succulent skewers of meat (think juicy rump steak with garlic, pork ribs slow roasted in white wine and special seasoning, and meltingly tender leg of lamb and chicken medallions, just to name a few) delivered Rodizio-style on an all-you-can-eat basis to your table via a handy stop (red)/go (green) disc system. Add classic Brazilian gourmet salads and sides featuring Farofa, Arroz Carreteiro (Brazilian Wagoner’s Rice), their now-famous oven-warmed Pão de Queijo (cheese bread) and a selection of authentic desserts including the national dish that is caramel flan Pudim de Leite Condensado. If that wasn’t enough, you can also enjoy a signature Brazilian passion fruit or lemon Caipirinha made with cachaca (the traditional distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice) or two, or hit them up on Sangria Sundays and get yourself a jug for maximum relaxation and a Latin American fix in the city. redfirebbq.co.nz

In The Mix

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Tom Cruise behind the bar getting your flair on? The team at Mexico can hook you and your friends up with one of their Margarita Masterclasses ($30 per person) where you’ll become a master in the fine art of multitasking, both making and consuming margaritas simultaneously. Complete with snacks from the kitchen, this practice makes perfect upskilling and is great for shaking things up for tequila aficionados and novices alike. mexico.net.nz

WIN

Cityscape has a Margarita Masterclass at Mexico for 5 to giveaway. To enter, email us at info@ somocreative.co.nz with ‘Margarita’ in the subject header and tell us why you and 4 mates deserve to go back to school. Entries close May 31.

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BEER SUPPLY

Cool beers from the cool cats at The Beer Library.

Santa Gose F&#%! It All (RRP $6.99)

Garage Project Bastard Rye (RRP $74.99)


Recipes FEAST

COCKTAIL Boo Radley’s Food & Liquor and Little Neighbourhood Garden Bar & Eatery’s cocktail legend James Quinn puts a wicked spin on the stock-standard bourbon and dry, utilising apple cider and cinnamon to bring a fresh, apple-pie flavour that’s as drinkable as it is easy to make.

The Boo Radley

In the Kitchen

With Stealth Hospitality’s executive chef Stuart Langsford.

MANUKA HONEY MOUSSE

Sesame nougatine 35ml milk 35g liquid glucose 100g castor sugar 85g butter 15g plain flour 20g sesame seed White chocolate crumb 250g milk powder 200g flour 60g cornflour 125g sugar 10g salt 200g melted butter 450g white chocolate (melted)

MAKING IT HAPPEN For the honey mousse: whip the egg yolk in a cake mixer until pale and fluffy. Meanwhile heat the honey and water in a small saucepan until it reaches 120°C on the sugar thermometer. Pull the caramelised honey off the heat, squeeze out the gelatine and stir it through the mixture. Slowly pour the honey mixture over the fluffy egg yolks and keep whisking until cool (about 10 minutes). Fold through the whipped cream, pour into glasses and refrigerate for about 6 hours until set. For the sesame nougatine: pre-heat oven to 160°C. Combine the milk, sugar, glucose and butter in a small saucepan and bring to the boil, cooking until it reaches 106°C on a sugar thermometer. Remove from the heat and stir in the sesame seed and flour. Pour onto a large sheet of baking paper, then cover with another sheet and roll as thinly as possible, about 1 mm. Bake for about 5 mins or until golden. Leave to cool and harden and break into shards. For the white chocolate crumb mix all the dry ingredients together and add the melted butter to form a crumb. Bake at 160°C until golden. When cool, roll in the melted white chocolate and allow to cool in the fridge. Break in to crumbs once set. To plate: on one side of the glass place a spoon of white chocolate crumb and on the other side place your fruit (summer fruit, roast peaches or poached figs) and place nougatine shard between.

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Magners Apple Cider 1 cinnamon stick Fresh lime wedge Black walnut bitters

This chef’s special is a newbie to the King of Snake menu and combines the delights of velvety mousse with summer fruit, sesame nougatine and white chocolate crumb. Serves 8. SHOPPING LIST Honey mousse 8 egg yolks 300ml Manuka honey 100ml water 3.5 leaves gelatine soaked in cold water until soft 500ml cream, whipped to soft peaks

FIXIN’S 45ml Makers Mark bourbon (or Woodford Reserve)

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METHOD Put a large ice cube in a rocks glass (this ensures a slow ice melt) and pour the Makers Mark or Woodford Reserve over the cube. Add a squeeze of fresh lime – this is important for flavour rather than as a garnish. Top the glass with Magners Apple Cider and add a few drops of black walnut bitters. Light a cinnamon stick until it is smouldering to bring out the smoky flavour and place in the glass to garnish.


WINE LIST

Just The Tonic

While his background and training might be old-school traditional, scrubbing his way through pots and pans in Queenstown during the night and snowboarding during the day through to running kitchens in the French Alps’ top hotels, Town Tonic’s chef and owner Jamie Bennett has always been at the forefront of pushing fresh, seasonal and local produce. Taking over Riccarton House 13 years ago with a former business partner, the pair introduced the now-Saturday-staple Christchurch Farmers’ Market to the city. He followed this up with Passengers & Co, then the New York-lounge cool of Town Tonic, where his tricked-up takes on and sexy delivery of fresh, inspired offerings have put him among the city’s top culinary alchemists. Deliberately removing barriers between customers and chef with his open kitchen, Jamie invites patrons to watch and talk to him as he whips up his genius creations, and he’s all about reconnecting with the community and what’s on the plate. towntonic.co.nz

WINDOW SHOPPING New Regent Street’s Shop Eight is a little bit special; the boutique local food and wine bar is one of the few complete heritage spots left in the city. The funky downstairs wine bar rocks a carefully curated selection of exclusive New Zealand organic, natural or sustainably produced wines (along with 10 craft beers) while the bar itself is kitted out with stunning furniture and objects created from salvaged earthquake materials by Rekindle. Upstairs, though the kitchen is small, it packs a powerful punch with an ever-evolving range of tasty sharing plates, each adhering to their philosophy of creating a local, simple but diverse and intriguing menu served in the rustic lux dining space. Choices include the likes of tea-cured salmon with gin cucumber, pink onions and labne, and lemon sable with rhubarb, citrus curd, mascarpone. shopeight.nz

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WAIPARA HILLS WAIPARA VALLEY RIESLING 2016 Redolent of fresh-cut apples, hints of lime and succulent mandarin, this pale green-hued beaut hints at bottled sunshine, and doesn’t disappoint. Expect crisp apple favours tinged with a slight acidic lime profile that’s rich and mouth filling, with generous fruit flavours and a trace of ginger on the palate and a delightfully enduring finish. RRP $21.90 PEGASUS BAY ARIA LATE PICKED RIESLING 2014 Easy on the eye, the golden regal glow of this nectarous drop is a precursor to sticky ripe citrus on the nose, exotic blooms and honeyed notes and threads of tropical fruits. Flavours are full bodied and lush, with fruity honey and musk that’s elevated by the zing and tingle of traces of gentle minerality and a seamless, luscious finish. RRP $39 THE BONELINE DRY RIESLING 2015 Crystalline and pale straw green with glints of gold in the glass; siren calls from an otherworldly bouquet of sharp citrus and delicate hoya shot through with gravelly undertones effortlessly seduce. It’s ravishingly bone dry: tight-knit oily lime zest teases the palate with threads of earthen minerals rounding out this Riesling for all seasons and reasons. RRP $22


Food Files FEAST

FOOD FILES DECONSTRUCTING … Mona Vale Homestead & Pantry’s Apple and Elderflower Mousse

Chocolate stalk is decorative and tasty

Apple gelée is delightfully sharp Dilmah Apple & Elderflower teapunched sponge sets the scene

COLD COMFORT Spiced sable biscuit brings a hint of warmth

Vanilla mousse adds a creamy hit

Sexing up the hot coffee over ice-cream routine, the team at Kadett have taken the affogato to delicious new levels with the addition of Kahlua ice cream – now that’s some good eating/drinking!

WHITE HOT

IT’S A ROTI

Shop Eight combines a whole lotta love in a glass with their epic dreamily creamy white caramel mousse; it’s kicking salted espresso crumb and adds some crunch with Macadamia nuts to create a dessert designed to make you lose your mind – yes, it’s really that good!

WHISKY TANGO FOXTROT The 8th entry in Glenmorangie’s annual Private Edition Balcalta (RRP $150) is the label’s first whisky finished entirely in sun-baked Malmsey Madeira casks. Scots Gaelic for ‘baked’, Balcalta is a burst of sunshine in a glass, with aromas of ripe apricots and white chocolate and complex tastes of mint toffee, baked fruits, honeycomb, almonds and dates mingling with marzipan and a rich syrupy finish.

Victoria Street favourites King of Snake are bringing it with their funked-up new lunch menu offering; their bangin’ Thai rotis pack a flavour punch that’s synonymous with Stuart Langford’s Asiatic menu without borders.

EAT THIS NOW THE GROWLING THE AGE OLD PROBLEM OF KEEPING BEER COLDER FOR LONGER IS ON THE WAY TO BEING SOLVED WITH LOCAL BEER MAESTROS THREE BOYS BREWERY’S 4TH EDITION GROWLERS. THE SLICK-LOOKING 2-LITRE VESSELS ARE DOUBLE WALLED AND COULD BE ALL YOURS FOR $60. 41

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The South of the Border legends at Mexico have a tricked-up new addition to their specialties menu offering with the bangin’ Tostada. This primo ceviche combines the tingle of a feisty tiger’s milk with fresh coconut, red onion and chilli, while cucumber and pawpaw bring the calm.


FEAST The A-List

CONTINENTAL CATERING

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE

Recognised as one of the leading caterers in the South Island, Continental have a long history of being able to offer personalised, professional and attentive service, with bespoke and innovative cuisine at all manner of venues and events; private dining, birthday celebrations, weddings big and small, corporate events, multi-day conferences, gala dinners, festivals, concerts and more. 0800 426 684 enquiries@continental.co.nz continental.co.nz

Enjoy a three course dinner, solve a murder, and ride the world’s longest haunted tram! Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre’s Facebook page offers hundreds of positive reviews from those who’ve joined them for functions, birthdays, and hen’s nights. You supply the audience for their comedy-based murder mystery, ready for the most interactive comedy show in the history of homicide! 03 359 9556 dinnertheatre@hotmail.co.nz dinnertheatre.co.nz

THE BEAM GALLERY

THE SHILLING CLUB

Home to the world’s largest and most lavishly-displayed collection of Jim Beam decanters and memorabilia, The Beam Gallery is a sophisticated and unique space in which to host your next event. Surrounded by more than 1,800 collector’s pieces spanning more than four decades, your function at The Beam Gallery will be housed at the city’s most innovative, exciting function venue. Give your function the edge at The Beam Gallery. 74 Victoria Street functions@jdvgroup.co.nz

Located in the heart of the University of Canterbury, The Shilling Club restaurant and bar is available for evening and weekend functions. From corporate seated dinners to engagement and birthday parties, they have full function menus available that can be personalised for any occasion. Get in touch with UCSA functions executive George Journeaux for enquiries. 027 809 9972 george.journeaux@ucsa.org.nz

CATERING

FUNCTIONS

FUNCTIONS/ATTRACTION

FUNCTIONS

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The A-List FEAST

SCOFF & QUAFF

THE BEER LIBRARY

Scoff & Quaff offer Christchurch’s premier craft beer and food tours. Take your taste buds on a tour of the city to sample some of the region’s best craft beer and food and meet the artisans who make it. Visit local breweries, discover local food producers and drop into the best local pubs for more beer samples and snacks. Here’s your enjoyable chance to learn more about our local brewing scene. Grab a ticket or a gift voucher today! 022 0911 776 scoffandquaff.co.nz

An outstanding craft beer bottle store, The Beer Library offers a relaxed atmosphere, outstanding selection, and expert staff, making it the perfect place for everyone from the biggest ‘hop-head’ to the craft beer novice. With over 300 different bottles and five rotating taps for rigger fills, they curate the largest selection of craft beer available in the South Island, as well as wine and smallbatch spirits, and hold tastings, pairings, and more. 363 Colombo Street 03 379 2337 thebeerlibrary.co.nz

TOURS

GOURMET FOOD STORE

WHITE HEART SPECIALTY NUT BUTTERS GOURMET FOOD

White Heart grow and harvest hazelnuts, then batch-roast and blend them to create a delectable range of pantry staples. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook! hello@whiteheart.co.nz whiteheart.co.nz

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FILLOSOPHY

CRAFT BEER FILLERY

Beer and cider from around New Zealand. With 36 revolving taps there is always something for everyone! Takeaway in your own bottle or in one of theirs. 398 Ferry Road 03 389 5791 fillosophy.co.nz


FEAST The A-List

CASHMERE CUISINE

THE LINCOLN PANTRY

Cashmere Cuisine is an award-winning boutique butchery specialising in top-quality cuts, roasts and small goods. All their meat is free-farmed and sourced locally. Their highly qualified butchers are passionate, and treat customer service as of paramount importance. With a balance of traditional and modern techniques, they keep up with the latest food trends and seasons. 18 Colombo Street 03 332 6071 or 021 224 4590 Find them on Facebook cashmerecuisine.co.nz

A treasure trove of local, organic and gourmet goodies for the health-conscious foodie. The wood-panelled deli delivers old-world charm and an extensive array of NZ and imported cheeses. Fine foods and artisan goods adorn the rustic pallet shelving along with tempting treats for gluten, dairy and sugar free devotees. Try the awesome Atomic coffee or trademark turmeric latte. Gift hampers and vouchers available. Open 7 days. 5 Robert Street 03 325 7717 thelincolnpantry.co.nz

TASTE @ TWENTY

YUMM.

taste@twenty stocks a tempting array of fresh produce, Vic’s breads, Hummingbird espresso to go and beans, preserves and pickles, vinegars and olive oils, free-range eggs and milk. They also offer their own range of pestos, hummus, aioli and delicious ‘real’ food ... and some say the best coffee in Christchurch, all made with love and a smile. Catering is also available, from finger food for your function to tasty ‘man food’ for your work shout. 20 Colombo Street 03 982 1399

Yumm. is your friendly food supplier, using locally grown produce and baking delectable goods daily. They offer a great range of luxury pantry items and kitchen equipment from New Zealand brands such as The Nutmylk Co and Fix & Fogg. Take a look at their range for sensational gift ideas – there’s something for everyone. Friendly staff are always on hand to help! The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street 03 365 2440 Find them on Facebook and Instagram

GOURMET FOOD STORE

GOURMET MEATS

GOURMET FOOD STORE/CATERING

GOURMET FOOD STORE

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FEAST The A-List / Food & Drink

THE CUPCAKE COLLECTION

TOTALLY GLUTEN FREE BAKERY

The Cupcake Collection make delicious treats that delight the eye as well as the tastebuds. They use the finest ingredients to bake everything daily; custom “big” cakes, delicate macarons and beautiful iced biscuits to order. Their Beckenham café is perfect for enjoying a sweet treat with a great cup of Hummingbird coffee. Find their second shop at Westfield Riccarton! 140 Colombo Street 03 332 8432 thecupcakecollection.co.nz

All products at the Totally Gluten Free Bakery are handmade with love, with bread baked fresh daily. They also have dairy-free options and a small range of egg-free goodies available, and can cater for your occasional cake needs – birthdays, wedding cakes, anniversaries, etc. A friendly and helpful bunch that love to see you leave their bakery smiling! 477B Blenheim Road 03 341 1172 Find them on Facebook glutenfreebakery.co.nz

GOURMET FOOD STORE

BAKERY

HOME

INTERNATIONAL

Superb changing international menu in a casual, friendly setting. Book their unique venue for your next private or corporate function, or let them come to you for home and office catering requirements. Cnr Victoria & Salisbury Streets 027 577 3331 homedaz.co.nz

MAISON DE CREPES CREPERIE

CULTIVATE LTD PRODUCE

Cultivate Christchurch is building a network of urban farms that are powered by the next generation. They grow skills and provide meaningful work experience while empowering young people to live valuable lives. They sell fresh produce to local cafés and restaurants in the CBD, who can also hire them to compost their waste. Waste is collected by bike and trailer, and the products of Innocent Packaging are composted. 027 785 6530 rhea@cultivate.org.nz cultivate.org.nz

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Maison de Crepes brings you delicious sweet and savoury crepes made fresh to order right in front of you, at The Colombo. Traditional French style meets Kiwi tastes with all your favourite flavours, plus tasty surprises. Eat French! The Colombo 027 465 0101 maisondecrepes.co.nz


FEAST Food & Drink

ALVARADO’S MEXICAN CANTINA

BELGIAN BEER CAFÉ TORENHOF

Alvarado’s provides a destination environment for the complete Mexican experience. The home of authentic Mexican cuisine in the city, their a la carte restaurant is open daily from 5pm and serves the very best Mexican food, freshly prepared on the premises. Lunch and casual dining are available in the bar area, which opens daily at 11am. Great, traditional Mexican food made by Mexicans! 77 Stevens Street (south of Moorhouse Avenue) 03 374 4149 alvarados.co.nz

Belgium’s best craft beers on tap – matched with New Zealand’s best produce – in a Belgian flavour. With 250 carparks at The Colombo, Belgian Beer Café is the city’s best place to meet friends, have a meeting, dine and relax over the classic beer range, sip on a superb New Zealand wine, enjoy either of their two outdoor areas or soak up the atmosphere of their 1920s Belgian fitout. Enjoy their specials, happy hours, or book your function. 13 Stanley Street 03 377 1007 belgianbeercafe.net.nz

NEW ZEALAND/BELGIAN

MEXICAN/COSY PUB

BBQ BRAZIL CHURRASCO SOUTH AMERICAN

BBQ Brazil Churrasco offers an authentic dining experience from Brazil. Rodizio-style serving brings a wide variety of different cuts of beef, pork, chicken, and vegetarian skewers directly and continuously to your table on an “all you can eat” basis. There’s no ordering or waiting – just sit back, relax, and enjoy as skewers of prime New Zealand meat and poultry arrive at your table – simply grab your tongs and help yourself! Vegetarians need not miss out either, with vegetarian skewers and delicious Brazilian side dishes offered up in unlimited amounts. 505A Papanui Road 03 354 8541 bbqbrazil.co.nz

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Food & Drink FEAST

ANCESTRAL

CHINESE/KARAOKE

Established in 2000, Ancestral is an authentic and tasty Chinese café and restaurant, but it also features some of the city’s best private karaoke rooms. Specialising in traditional Sichuan and Malaysian Chinese food and bubble teas, they offer an excellent dining experience, but that’s just the start of your big night at Ancestral – each of their purpose-built, private karaoke rooms is individually decorated and features comfortable group seating and a state-of-theart audio-visual system. Every performance will have you sounding like a pro, and the relaxed, intimate group atmosphere will kickstart your night into high gear! At Ancestral, they take pride in all aspects of their business; their food, their service, their standards and, above all else, looking after their guests. It’s their mission and pleasure to bring people together to share food and drinks, good times and a great night out. With a wide range of dishes available on their menu, they’ve got options to satisfy all tastes, including classic dishes like Kung Pao Chicken, Beef Mee Goreng, Teriyaki Chicken Rice, Tom Yum Seafood Noodle soup, and many more. And to top it all off, the prices offer terrific value for money. Ancestral is a place to return to often, enjoy great food and a laugh and a song with friends and loved ones – join them for the unique Ancestral sensory experience and have a night out like no other. 35E Riccarton Road 03 348 8876 ldf.co.nz

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FEAST Food & Drink

BISHOP BROTHERS

BLOODY MARY’S

This gastro-pub is all about fantastic food in a relaxing atmosphere. Chef Kathryn Ahu elevates pub fare to the next level at the venue; with their excellent menu, it’s little surprise that they picked up a Beef & Lamb Excellence Award for 2017. Add great wines, ciders, beers and their own cocktails, and you’ve a great pick for drinks, celebrating, catching up with friends, or gathering for an enjoyable meal out. 119 Farrington Avenue 03 359 2930 bishopbrothers.co.nz

A popular New York style steakhouse known for premium, local produce, seasonal menus and delicious cuisine. Hit the whisky lounge for a night cap or the terrace for a cocktail. Enjoy the flagship Prime Rib carved at your table Wednesday and Saturday. 30 Latimer Square 03 943 5937 bloodymarys.co.nz

NEW ZEALAND/COSY PUB

STEAKHOUSE/SWISHY BAR

THE BRICKWORKS NEW ZEALAND/COSY PUB

The Brickworks offers great food, coffee and cold beer at the foot of the Cashmere Hills. Lunch or dine from the fresh seasonal menu, make use of the private outdoor area, or come in for a drink and enjoy the easygoing vibe, live sport on the big screens, and gaming machines. You’re warmly welcomed and staff are always happy to help. Get stuck into the delicious new menu – their own twists on gastro-pub classics. 69 Centaurus Road 03 337 2227 thebrickworks.co.nz

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Food & Drink FEAST

CAFÉ RAEWARD CAFÉ

Cafe Raeward is a busy fresh food cafe close to the airport. They specialise in excellent coffee, service and delicious seasonal food using fresh produce from their store. Open until 4pm everyday, the licensed café has plenty of indoor seating, two outdoor areas and a playground. They cater to everyone! 800 Harewood Road, Harewood 03 359 0138 raewardfresh.co.nz

CAFÉ SISMO CAFÉ

Café Sismo is a place for everyone, located at the top end of busy Riccarton Road and just five minutes from Hagley Park. Pop in for brunch and a wide range of home-baked goodies made on site daily, or just for a quick coffee. You know you want to! Mention their Cityscape ad and receive a 20% discount! 35 Riccarton Road 03 348 1984 Find them on Facebook

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FEAST Food & Drink

CAFÉ VALENTINO

THE CAFFEINE LABORATORY

Recent winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Café Valentino serves up perfect thin-base pizza from the wood fired pizza oven, as well as a soul-satisfying range of pasta dishes (perfect with a glass of local pinot noir). If it’s local beef or lamb you desire, Café Valentino has won the coveted Beef and Lamb Gold Plate for 18 straight years! Finish things off with a house-made dessert or delicious cocktail. 168 St Asaph Street 03 377 1886 cafevalentino.co.nz

This small, unique 2-storied space in New Regent Street serves fresh, seasonal and healthy food daily, all made with local produce. They offer cabinet goodies, the best burgers and fresh food prepared on the spot, and a small selection of NZ wines, craft beers and beverages – not to mention amazing coffee! The menu changes seasonally to ensure you get vibrant flavours and fresh produce. Enjoy a real coffee shop culinary experience. 1 New Regent Street Find them on Facebook/Instagram

CARLTON

CASTLE ROCK CAFÉ

One of the city’s best restaurants, Carlton is the place to go for great food, great entertainment, and live music all week. Building on a rich history of hotels at the site, the modern Carlton offers the latest facilities and styling while reminding you of the early days of Canterbury; the farmers, stockmen and characters who were the early pioneers of the region. Great steaks, all dry aged for 30 days. Wings Wednesday – 12 wings for $6! 1 Papanui Road 03 355 9543 carltonbar.co.nz

Nestled amongst the backdrop of the Heathcote hills, Castle Rock Café caters for all dietary requirements with tasty cabinet fare and menu during the week and the city’s best all-day weekend menu. Fully licensed, it’s helmed by award-winning team G.M Roy Ani and head chef Candice Davies; expect exceptional service and fare from locally-sourced organic and free-range produce. 21 Mary Muller Drive 03 384 5263 castlerockcafechch.co.nz

ITALIAN/PIZZA

CAFÉ

STEAKHOUSE/LIVE MUSIC

CAFÉ

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FEAST Food & Drink

CHONG’S RESTAURANT

COCOPELLI GOURMET PIZZA BAR

For a fun and social night out, Chinese hotpot dinners are hard to beat. Chong’s have over 60 ingredients that you can cook at your own table! They also offer other Chinese cuisine – handmade dumplings, sweet and sour chicken, sizzling hotplates of stir-fried meats, and must-try Chinese beers. Book your next function at their central city location, not far from the Theatre Royal. Shop 17, Cathedral Junction, 111 Worcester Street 03 377 3572 Find them on Facebook

Cocopelli is known for its one-of-a-kind service and delicious gourmet pizza. Enjoy signature cocktails and a cold beer after work, or a special family gathering – Cocopelli caters for all groups large and small. With an excellent outdoor area and warm interior, Cocopelli is the perfect choice for all occasions. Full menu available all day, with 85% available gluten-free on request. P2 The Palms Arena, Marshland Road 03 386 2220 cocopelli.co.nz

CHINESE

PIZZA

CLINK RESTAURANT & BAR NEW ZEALAND/COSY PUB

From liquid culture to modern cuisine it all comes together at Clink, with seasonal menus from the kitchen and bar. Cosy fire and sunny courtyard make this the perfect destination. Dinner 7 nights, weekend breakfast. 29 Wakefield Avenue 03 326 5353 clink.co.nz

THE CORNERSHOP BISTRO

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR

NEW ZEALAND/EUROPEAN

COSY PUB

The Craic is a perfect place to grab a pint and make yourself comfortable. Inspired by Irish tradition, it’s a top option when you’re looking for a fun, relaxing time. There’s a comprehensive menu available day and night, as well as pool until midnight, a gaming lounge for those who like a punt, and entertainment five nights a week – quiz night on Tuesday, karaoke on Wednesday, and live music for dancing every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 84B Riccarton Road 03 343 4657 thecraicirishbar.co.nz

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Owner-chef Rod Cross produces consistently great food in this humming bistro, with European influence across the menus. Recommended by Lonely Planet! 32 Nayland Street 03 326 6720 cornershopbistro.co.nz


Food & Drink FEAST

THE CUBAN

THE DEN BAR

Qué volá contigo, Christchurch! The Cuban is a gorgeous piece of Havana right in the central city. Sample exquisite Cuban street food ... empanadas, tostadas, and their sensational Cuban Sandwich. Marvel at the extensive selection of more than 60 rums, try their very own Cuba Laga (lager), or sample a drink from the extensive cocktail list, featuring 7 different Daiquiri flavours! See you at The Cuban! 236 St Asaph Street 03 260 2605 thecuban.co.nz

The Den Bar is tucked away in a quiet corner of the newly refurbished Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton. Walk across the moat into this hidden gem. The Den Bar offers a great wine list, an excellent selection of spirits, and seasonal plates prepared by their international team of chefs. The perfect place for that catch-up with friends!

DIM 7TH

DUO DINING ROOM & BAR

A new bar in Addington, Dim 7th has live jazz on most nights in their ground floor jazz bar. On the mezzanine overlooking the stage is a dedicated whisky bar, with whiskies from around the world and featuring Japanese whisky and whisky cocktails. They also offer local and imported craft beers on tap, plus bottled craft beer. Extensive local and imported wines are also available, as well as Japanese and Asian-inspired modern tapas. 363 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 379 5779 dim7th.co.nz

Centrally located on the corner of Hereford Street and Rolleston Avenue by Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens and the Arts Centre, DUO is about sharing food and cultures. Their concept of a Modern Asian eatery provides an adventurous yet authentic cross-cultural dining experience. Visit DUO today to experience the best of a modern Asian eatery with a difference! 12 Hereford Street (main entrance on Rolleston Avenue) 03 423 1212 duochch.co.nz

SWISHY BAR

LIVE MUSIC/SWISHY BAR

SWISHY BAR/LIVE MUSIC

The Chateau on the Park, 189 Deans Avenue 03 348 8999 chateauontheparkchristchurch.doubletreebyhilton.com

MODERN ASIAN

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FEAST Food & Drink

EMBERS RESTAURANT

EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

Embers is an exciting, family-friendly Argentinian fire pit restaurant specialising in Asado cooking. Open Wed to Sun from 3pm as well as for lunch on Sundays (from 12pm), they offer delicious meats cooked over the central open fire pit, with your choice of sides and sauces. Bookings essential! As part of the Papanui Club, Embers has restrictions on alcohol sale – ask for clarification. 310 Sawyers Arms Road 03 359 9586 papanuiclub.co.nz/embers

Emperor’s New Clothes is a cute, classic café perched on the Cashmere Hills; it’s a favourite for locals and a drop-in spot for people heading up or coming down the hill. Enjoy sun-drenched outdoor space under the veranda, the classic interior, and the beautiful views. They serve jolly good coffee (Supreme) and homemade gourmet food, including their famous date orange scones, Eggs Bene, sweet and savoury waffles, and organic ice creams. 95B Dyers Pass Road 03 332 0131

EMPIRE

FIDDLESTICKS RESTAURANT & BAR

The speciality at Empire is Yakitori. The traditional form of Yakitori involves using chicken in its entire form – chicken thigh, chicken skin, and chicken heart. Empire have expanded their Yakitori menu to include other delicious options such as pork belly, scallops, and prawns (also known as Kushiyaki). Try just a few of their Yakitori skewers on your own, or order the entire menu and share with friends! 172 St Asaph Street 03 260 2606 empirebar.co.nz

Sophisticated, sociable and relaxed, Fiddlesticks is one of the city’s best retreats. This distinctive restaurant and bar provides an inviting atmosphere for whiling away some time. Dine al fresco and watch the street-side activity from their sheltered courtyard, or join friends in one of the intimate dining spaces. The talented kitchen crew provide sensational in-season and local fare. 48 Worcester Boulevard 03 365 0533 fiddlesticksbar.co.nz

CAFÉ

ARGENTINIAN

JAPANESE/SWISHY BAR

NEW ZEALAND

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Food & Drink FEAST

FRANCESCA’S ITALIAN KITCHEN ITALIAN

Right next door to the Isaac Theatre Royal, Francesca’s Italian Kitchen is fast becoming a favourite of locals and tourists alike. They are passionate about authentic Italian cuisine and use local, seasonal produce to create their ever-changing, highly-tempting menu. To accompany their dishes they offer a wide range of beverages to enjoy, including Italian and local wines. 149 Gloucester Street 03 374 9790 fransitalian.co.nz

FREEMANS ITALIAN/PIZZA

Freemans has served Lyttelton and wider Christchurch for 10 years. Their mission is consistency; great food and service every time. Their niche is hand-made pizza and pasta; enjoy in the intimate dining room, or with great views from the covered, heated deck. They roast their own coffee, have stunning wines on tap and live jazz every Sunday. $20 pizza & $23 pasta every Wed/Thu. 47 London Street 03 328 7517 freemansdiningroom.co.nz

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FEAST Food & Drink

GARDEN HOTEL RESTAURANT

GOLD & JADE RESTAURANT

Buffet at its best! The Garden Hotel Restaurant offers an extensive selection of dishes ranging from local favourites through to International and Asian cuisine. They’re also famous for their delicious desserts, such as their homemade Sticky Date Pudding – always a winner! Open 7 days: Lunch 11:30am – 2pm (last booking at 1pm); Dinner 5:30 – 9pm (last booking 7:30pm) Mon – Thu/ Sun, and 5:30pm – 10pm (last booking 8pm) Fri/Sat. 110 Marshland Road 03 386 0088 gardenhotel.co.nz

This authentic restaurant offers genuine Chinese cuisine from a team of highly-qualified chefs from China. Their Beijing Roast Duck in particular is starting to become famous; carved at your table, it provides a great show as well as a delicious meal! Book now for some of the city’s best Chinese food. Dine in and takeaways available; make use of their two private function rooms for large or small groups, or book the restaurant to seat up to 120! 4 – 6 Brake Street 03 943 6688

GUSTO RESTAURANT & BAR

HARVARD BAR & CAFÉ

This restaurant and bar in Burnside is open from 7:30am Mon – Fri for cabinet food, coffee, lunch, and dinner, and weekends for brunch/lunch/dinner from 9am. Call in to their welcoming, warm space for an excellent coffee, or head to the sun-drenched outdoor area after work for a beer or wine from their extensive drinks range, and enjoy one of the great dishes from the Italian-inspired menu, which includes pizzas, pastas, salads and more. 175 Roydvale Avenue 03 420 0111 gustochristchurch.nz

Nestled in the old officers’ mess in Wigram, this cosy little local provides a quiet, comfortable atmosphere, rich in history. Come in for lunch and coffee, dinner from their excellent menu, or to sample some of the great wine, craft beers or fine spirits on offer. With a beer garden primed for outdoor enjoyment and the comfort of its leather and wood inside, it’s a favourite with locals and tourists alike. Now open 7 days for lunch and dinner! 14 Henry Wigram Drive 03 341 5910 wigrambase.co.nz

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HOST RESTAURANT AND KARAOKE BAR CHINESE/KARAOKE/BAR

Host Restaurant and Karaoke Bar is a unique entertainment venue which includes seven karaoke rooms with over 100,000 songs and a multi-language touch-pad system for your convenience. Their restaurant serves a wide range of traditional gourmet Chinese food – try their top three choices of Guilin rice noodle, Chef Lee’s Royal Roast Duck, and the legendary Host Crispy Pork Belly, among many other options. Their bar also serves customers Taiwan-style bubble tea and New Zealand’s own famous DB beer range. Host Restaurant and Karaoke Bar is more than just an excellent dining experience – it’s an exciting place for people who enjoy a complete evening of entertainment. It’s already proving popular amongst both young locals and visitors to the city – drop in and enjoy a great meal, great music, fun times, and maybe even fall in love! 106 Riccarton Road 03 260 1808 Find them on Facebook

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HELLO SUNDAY

THE HERB CENTRE

Hello Sunday is a delightful piece of reclaimed Christchurch. One of the city’s best brunch restaurants, they emphasise creative, fresh flavours, great service and excellent coffee. Enjoy a little bit of Sunday – every day! 6 Elgin Street 03 260 1566 Find them on Facebook

This much loved wholefoods café focuses on heathy eating by creating seasonal vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food. Health-promoting drinks are their specialty – herbal tea blends, Dandechino, ginger tonic, turmeric latte made with house-made nut milk, and of course, wonderful Switch coffee. Everything is made inhouse, the traditional way. Drop in to enjoy something delicious and healthy in their tranquil herb garden. 223 Kilmore Street 03 365 3011 theherbcentre.co.nz

INDIAN PEARL RESTAURANT

KADETT/SPACE ACADEMY

Specialists in Northern Indian cuisine, Indian Pearl is a family-run business famous for their authentic curry, tandoori dishes and naan bread, made using the best, freshest produce. The end result is exceptional curries full of different Indian herbs and spices which give each dish a distinctive flavour. Each can be tailored to suit your tastes, and there are vegetarian and gluten-free options. 352 Colombo Street 03 379 1863 indianpearlrestaurant.co.nz

This creative, multi-use space operates as Kadett cafe by day and Space Academy bar by night, though it maintains its relaxed, cosy setting no matter what time of day you visit. Serving delicious light lunches until 4pm and generous cheese platters & bar snacks until late, with expertly poured coffee, locally blended teas, craft beers, and a carefully curated selection of wines and whiskeys. 371 St Asaph Street 022 194 4673 Find them on Facebook spaceacademy.ac.nz

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THE HAPPENING BAR & KITCHEN EUROPEAN/SWISHY BAR

This new venue offers outstanding hospitality near the Theatre Royal and bustling New Regent Street. Step inside and enter their luxe, elegant space; pull up a chair and experience dining like no other, with exceptional service joining the luxurious setting. There’s plenty to entice on their European-inspired menu with a twist, including a number of gluten-free and vegetarian options. It’s all complemented with New Zealand wines and local, award-winning craft beers served up on tap, and capped off with live music on Friday and Saturday nights from local acts. Discover a new favourite! 165 Gloucester Street 03 261 9114 thehappening.co.nz

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KHMER CAMBODIAN CUISINE CAMBODIAN

Experience delicious, authentic Cambodian cuisine – noodle soups, satays, and stir fries fired out fresh from the wok – at this friendly suburban restaurant just minutes from Northlands Mall. They’ll cater to your preferences, and offer great $12 lunch specials Mondays to Fridays. Discover your new casual dining favourite! 25 Langdons Road 03 352 7400 Find them on Facebook

KINGSFORD KITCHEN CAFÉ/NEW ZEALAND

Kingsford Kitchen offers a selection of delicious cabinet items (from gourmet open pies to fresh salads and wraps), plus a new concept in dining – the small plate menu, perfect for sharing with friends or for those who simply can’t choose! An extensive gluten-free range is also available. Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, it’s also available as a private evening event venue. 6 Kingsford Smith Drive, Rangiora 03 313 2190 fb.com/KingsfordKitchenNZ

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KUM PUN THAI

LOT 55

Kum Pun Thai offers intimate dining and the traditional tastes of Thailand in a relaxed environment. With chefs from a number of different regions in Thailand on board, they’re able to offer a wide variety of food and flavours, and the menu of delicious Thai classics and sensational house specialties truly has something for everyone. Gather friends or family for a memorable dinner 7 days a week, or pop in for lunch (week days only) for just $12! 73 Victoria Street 03 365 5494 kumpunthai.com

Lot 55 at Horncastle Arena has moved away from its bistro style menu to an offering focusing on whole foods that are rich in nutrients, exciting to eat, and most importantly are conveniently packaged for you to take away or enjoy in the café. The menu has been carefully planned to offer various flavours, textures and health benefits. Lots of local meat and fish, vegetables, minerals, healthy fats, and ancient grains ... try it for yourself! 55 Jack Hinton Drive 03 339 3595 vbase.co.nz

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CAFÉ

LUX ESPRESSO CAFÉ

Lux Espresso executes simplicity in its design and offering, from beautifully prepared Allpress Espresso, to smart, simple and healthy flavours. Positioned in the entrance of CoCA (Centre of Contemporary Art). Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week and featuring a delicious new weekend menu. 66 Gloucester Street 03 366 3104 luxespresso.co.nz

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MADE ESPRESSO BAR CAFÉ

MADE is an exciting eatery that focuses on clean eating salads, tasty sandwiches, sweet treats and great coffee. They like to sustain your energy by using as many organic and unrefined products as possible – including organic milk and coffee, and paleo options. MADE does this from within a welcoming, highly designed space. For corporate clientele, their catering is must-try, with fantastic reviews. Your new favourite central city café! 254 Montreal Street 03 379 2592 madeespressobar.co.nz

MERRIN STREET BREWERY BAR COSY PUB/NEW ZEALAND

Enjoy the legendary hospitality of the West Coast in a relaxed, fun and friendly venue that serves exceptional gastro pub fare alongside Monteith’s famous range of craft beers. Perfect for any occasion, this classic Kiwi ‘local’ has specials 7 days a week and supplies their own premium South Devon beef with their exclusive paddock-to-plate operation. Your local on the corner! Avonhead Mall, 210 Withells Road 03 358 8184 monteithsmerrin.co.nz

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MEXICO MEXICAN

Drenched in bright colour and spiked with bold Mexican imagery, Mexico is an immersive dining experience inspired by the street cuisine and culture of its namesake nation. Mexico celebrates the vibrant, fresh and lighter side of Mexican cuisine, with a range of authentic and fusion Mexican dishes served to you in a fast paced and energetic atmosphere. The menu is seasonal, changing every 3 months to ensure fresh flavours and produce, but with customer favourites becoming a menu staple you’ll never have to worry about missing out on Mexico’s famous fried chicken and the 10 famous flavours of signature Margarita range, Frida’s Margaritas. 203 Manchester Street 03 374 5422 christchurch@mexico.net.nz mexico.net.nz

MILIEU CAFÉ

MISH MASH & TAP N GRIND

Catering, private functions, breakfast, lunch, and dinner three nights a week – Milieu does it all. Bookings advisable! Seriously good coffee, fine deli food, and corporate catering. 112 Wrights Road 03 962 9629 milieu.net.nz

This urban eatery and bar takes influence from around the world; a mish mash of different cuisines and cultures. The bar offers a focus on craft cocktails and in-house preparation. Tap N Grind, meanwhile, is an adjoining café offering for Christchurch coffee lovers, and is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Discover two new favourite central city venues! Cnr Manchester and St Asaph Streets 03 968 4607 facebook.com/Tapandgrind mishmash.nz

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MONA VALE HOMESTEAD & PANTRY

NO.4 BAR & RESTAURANT

Rebuilt brick by brick and decked out in her heritage best, Mona Vale Homestead & Pantry is once again welcoming visitors, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch plus exquisite high teas. Also hosting special private occasions or corporate events, either in the Homestead or an elegant marquee on the Iris Lawn. 40 Mona Vale Avenue 03 341 7450 monavale.nz

No.4 Bar & Restaurant has a lively atmosphere every day of the week. Take a seat in a candlelit corner, pull up the couch in the library, or celebrate with friends in one of the covered outdoor courtyards. When you’re comfortable, check out your dining options. Brimming with fresh, seasonal and locally sourced delights, the menu has earned No.4 an exceedingly good reputation. Drop in for exceptionally good beer, food and stories. 4 Mansfield Avenue 03 355 3720 no4bar.co.nz

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THE NOOK THAI

Nestled in New Regent Street in the city’s heart, The Nook is a little Thai place that packs a powerful punch. Drop by for an awesome Thai lunch, dinner, or drinks – grab a seat downstairs, upstairs or outside and enjoy great Thai cuisine at this cosy spot as you watch the world go by. New menu now available, including lots of great kid-friendly, gluten-free, and vegetarian options! 24 New Regent Street 03 377 4627 Find them on Facebook

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NOR’ WESTER CAFÉ

O.G.B BAR & CAFÉ

This iconic family run café offers a friendly and warm environment, focusing on fresh and local North Canterbury produce. Their offering ranges from the ‘farmhouse breakfast’ on their new menu to beautiful and simple cabinet food, and they serve excellent Allpress Espresso to match. Enjoy their sun drenched courtyard 7 days a week – a great place to relax! 95 Carters Road, Amberley 03 314 9411 norwestercafe.co.nz

A new bar and café in the Old Government Building on Cathedral Square. Relax inside and enjoy the speakeasy vibe with something from the good range of beers and wine from the tap or fridge, or pull up into the courtyard at the Square-side serving window and enjoy a great coffee and live music. A wide range of platters, sharing plates and tasty nibbles is also available. 28 Cathedral Square 03 377 4336 info@ogb.co.nz ogb.co.nz

OREGANO SALAD & GRILL

O’SHEAS PUBLIC HOUSE

Oregano Salad & Grill is a new restaurant and takeaway. A classic eatery that’s also licensed and with BYO (wine only), they’re a great spot to dine in with a spiced souvlaki and a beer! Their wide range of meats, salads and hot meals are healthy, fresh and tasty. They also offer catering for businesses and groups for functions and parties. Enjoy a satisfying dining experience with great food and friendly service. Car park at rear! 100 Riccarton Road 03 420 8888 oregano.co.nz

O’Sheas is a warm and welcoming Kiwi local with a strong Irish theme. Their food is traditional pub fare; the best pub food in town. From thick and satisfying seafood chowder to the steak specials, the meals are hearty and great value. They also have breakfast and lunch menus that are hard to beat, and a great range of beers on tap. There are two lovely outdoor areas, a big screen inside for sports, and a TAB next door if you fancy your chances. 128 Marshland Road 03 385 3080 osheas.co.nz

CAFÉ

CAFÉ/SWISHY BAR

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POT STICKER DUMPLING BAR CHINESE

Whether you like your dumplings fried or steamed, at Pot Sticker Dumpling you can expect the dumpling dough tightly hugging fresh cooked prawns or free range meats, ready to dip in the deliciously authentic hot chili sauce. At Pot Sticker they don’t cheat with machines or MSG – all of their dumplings are handmade each day using the recipes and techniques passed down from generations of dumpling masters. Their master chefs hand-make their dumpling dough every morning, preparing locally-sourced vegetables and herbs as well as selecting meats daily. 144 Lichfield Street 03 420 0376 The Colombo 03 379 8377 potsticker.co.nz

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THE PEDAL PUSHER

PEGASUSHI

Pull up to The Pedal Pusher and let the good times roll! Whether you’re after a cheeky afternoon drink, a quick lunch or a classy dinner, they’ve got you covered. With a different special each day, no two days are the same at this funky gastro-pub. They pride themselves on great, friendly service so that each time you visit, it feels like coming home. Now open in Rolleston! 286 Lincoln Road 03 335 0095, 55 Faringdon Boulevard 03 260 0866 thepedalpusher.co.nz

For Modern Fusion Japanese cuisine, prepared and served by a passionate team of hospitality professionals, in an elegant, well-appointed dining room on the edge of the Pegasus Lake, look no further! Fully licensed, with a vast range of saké, local and imported beers and wines, and cocktails, this is a perfect location to enjoy premium Japanese dining. Open Tue to Sun for lunch and dinner. Shop 2, 60 Pegasus Main Street, Pegasus Town 03 920 1888 Find them on Facebook

PEGASUS BAY WINERY

PEPPER BRIDGE

Named New Zealand’s best winery restaurant for 5 years running, and awarded a second Chef’s Hat in the 2016 Cuisine NZ Good Food Awards, Pegasus Bay offers an unforgettable experience. The menu is influenced by the best of local produce, and changes to take advantage of seasonal offerings. Start with a free tasting and discover the breathtaking gardens. 263 Stockgrove Road, Amberley 03 314 6869 Bookings recommended pegasusbay.com

Pepper Bridge is an authentic Indian restaurant offering North and South Indian delicacies. Their comprehensive range travels from Tandoori delicacies to varieties of dosas, meat and vegetarian dishes, and great gluten and dairy free options. The secret to the delicious flavour and aroma is the blending and preparation of the spices, and their chef is an absolute master in this centuries-old art. Shop 9, Addington Mall, 300 Lincoln Road 03 595 0442 pepperbridge.co.nz

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PRINCE OF PERSIA

RED ELEPHANT

Prince of Persia is a family owned and operated business dedicated to bringing the deliciously authentic tastes of Afghani and Iranian dishes to Christchurch. Their kebabs are all cooked on the charcoal grill, producing the great smokey taste that is their point of difference. Elsewhere on their menu you’ll find curries, roast chicken, delicious rice and clay-oven baked fresh naan bread. Experience unique flavours. Student discount available! 104 Riccarton Road 03 341 8575 princeofpersia.nz

Red Elephant offers a warm welcome and authentic Thai cuisine from Sukhothai province, with a wide range of dishes made with fresh, locally-grown herbs and produce. Three course set menus for 4 people or more start from $28 – great value for your large group or function! 5 Pilgrim Place 03 377 1122 redelephant.co.nz

PERSIAN

THAI

PERSIAN KITCHEN TURKISH/PERSIAN

The Persian Kitchen offers a traditional dining experience with a great range of fresh food and flavours for all tastes. Dine in, takeaway, or book your next function! 325 Stanmore Road 03 389 0400 persiankitchen.co.nz

GOURMET TRAILS

ROCKSALT CAFÉ/BAR

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Stop by for an excellent Allpress coffee, after-work drinks from the range of tap beers or something tasty from the menus at this friendly café and bar. Enjoy Happy Hour with $5 beers and house wines Tue to Sat 4 to 6pm, or tuck into hearty dishes that hit the spot! Check Facebook or get in touch for the latest deals or to make a booking. Rocksalt is also available for functions. 7 Normans Road 03 355 5299 rocksaltcafechristchurch.co.nz

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ROGUES OF ROTHERHAM

SALT ON THE PIER

Rogues creates a captivating experience of uncompromising goodness, morphing from morning into day and day into night. Step in from the hustle and bustle of Riccarton and unwind in understated style. Survey the street side atmosphere from the swanky vintage bar. Kick in for the afternoon in the laid back, open air drinkery. Take it up a notch to dine in one of the lush, intimate velvet booths. Be enticed today! 42 Rotherham Street 03 341 5142 roguesbar.co.nz

Salt on the Pier, Café, Bar and Restaurant is the only restaurant on Christchurch’s pier. Spectacular views of the pier and South Pacific make for a unique, romantic and special dining experience that’s unique in the city dining scene. Their restaurant and wine bar provides the perfect atmosphere for a romantic dinner for two, a corporate brunch, lunch, dinner or relaxing with a drink. 195 – 213 Marine Parade 03 388 4493 saltonthepier@gmail.com saltonthepier.co.nz

CAFÉ/BAR

INTERNATIONAL/SWISHY BAR

SAGGIO DI VINO EUROPEAN

A shining star on the city dining scene since its inception in 1991, Saggio di vino has created a fine reputation with its sensational menu, which pairs modern European fare with a carefully curated selection of the world’s favourite wines, all packaged in the refined opulence and brooding intimacy of its sexily sleek fit out. Experience Michelin Star-inspired cuisine from new Chef Patron David Napier right here in Christchurch. 179 Victoria Street 03 379 4006 saggiodivino.co.nz

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REDFIRE BBQ BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE BRAZILIAN

Welcome to Redfire BBQ Brazilian Steakhouse! They serve more than fifteen different cuts of beef, lamb, chicken, and pork – all cooked on skewers and served in a table side manner by their “Gauchos”. Redfire also boasts a gourmet salad bar with over twenty delectable choices, fresh salads, a variety of cheeses, mouth-watering hot dishes, and assorted seafood items. To complement the meal, every table is offered their house specialty, oven warm cheese bread. At Redfire BBQ they use the traditional way of slowly cooking their meats over an open flame churrasco barbecue. This provides guests with the tender, flavourful meats that have remained popular in Latin America for centuries. Redfire BBQ embraces this tradition and complements it by offering traditional Brazilian dishes and drinks such as farofa, carreteiro rice and oven warmed cheese bread, and their signature Caipirinhas, made with cachaça. Specialty Brazilian! 77 Main North Road (in Northlands Mall car park) 03 352 3000 redfirebbq.co.nz

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SHANGHAI STREET DUMPLINGS

SEVANTIS RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

Enjoy mouth-watering Chinese street food inspired by the multicultural influences and traditional flavours of Shanghai. Dumpling master Norman calls on 30 years of experience to create crispy pot stickers in a range of combinations, noodles and other delectable delicacies. Bush Inn Centre, Cnr Waimairi & Riccarton Roads 03 377 9223 shanghaistreetdumplings.co.nz

Sevantis is a much loved city institution for locals and visitors alike. They present a wide range of delicious food and drinks from their modern, innovative menu in a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy the favourites that helped them make their mark, as well as a new selection of creative cuisine or a delectable high tea, or preorder one of their great lunch options for just $16.50. Vegetarian gluten-free food available. Free function hire! 70 Kendal Avenue 03 358 8810 sevantis.co.nz

SHOP EIGHT

STRAWBERRY FARE

On beautiful New Regent Street, this small space has been sustainably fitted out by Rekindle using materials salvaged from demolitions. The wine bar downstairs features NZ wines and craft beers by mostly organic and biodynamic producers. Upstairs is for casual dining; enjoy a light shared dinner and dessert. The kitchen delivers serious punch; dishes are designed to be shared, highlighting the season, region and local producers. 8 New Regent Street 027 450 8047 shopeight.nz

Located near the city and with stunning views of Hagley Park, Strawberry Fare offers something for everyone. They open early with delicious breakfasts and their own roasted coffee; a perfect place to start the day. Lunch and dinner are served 7 days, and their famous desserts are available any time you fancy. Free-range and organic produce is used whenever available. Enjoy a friendly, relaxed service that also caters to all dietary needs. 19 Bealey Avenue 03 365 4897 strawberryfare.com

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SULLIVANS IRISH PUB

TAJ OF INDIA

Sullivans has a friendly, traditional atmosphere to suit your mood – dance your heart out or relax over a quiet drink or a bite to eat. They offer a great range of international beverages, and serve a tasty range of traditional Irish fare. There’s live music throughout the week, Sky Sports with big screen TV, a gaming room and bottle store. Private function areas and venue hire are available. Home of the World’s Largest Glass of Beer. 291 Lincoln Road 03 338 8300 Find them on Facebook

Taj of India’s newly opened, fully licensed Sydenham restaurant joins their takeaway venue in Stanmore Road, and is a great place for you to experience fantastic food and awesome service! Whether it’s for a cosy dinner in or a casual meal out, don’t go past today’s scrumptious steal! Their friendly staff invite you to try their delicious Indian cuisine. Book your next function today! 458 Colombo Street (Restaurant) 03 366 5853 270 Stanmore Road (T/A) 03 381 1738 tajofindia.kiwi.nz

TABLE AT MONKS

THAI CHEF’S RESTAURANT

This stylish new café offers creative cabinet fare and a tempting brunch menu, complemented by outstanding Atomic coffee and welcoming service. The fresh interior provides a relaxed and boutique atmosphere, perfect for catching up with family and friends. Discover this cosy spot today! 282 Madras Street (close to Margaret Mahy Playground) 03 377 3777 Find them on Facebook tableatmonks.co.nz

Thai Chef’s new Christchurch location offers authentic Thai tastes and a modern dining experience. Food is prepared from fresh, quality ingredients and presented with elegance in a dining setting filled with all the richness of Thai colour, sound and art. Meals are served family-style – share the Thai experience with your friends, family or colleagues. Discover a new favourite! Takeaway and deliveries available! 1 Riccarton Road 03 341 1163 thaichef.co.nz

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THERAPY

THREE COWS CAFÉ, BAR & RESTAURANT

Therapy is a stylish café in the heart of the rejuvenating CBD. Enjoy their barista-made Atomic coffee with some freshly made sandwiches and/or slices from the cabinet, or choose something from the delicious brunch menu and sit back to enjoy your meal while overlooking the Avon River and Oxford Terrace. Open 7 days a week. Got places to be? Therapy’s motto is ‘’If you can’t stay, take me away’’ – grab great coffee on the go! 77 Hereford Street 03 943 6657 Find them on Facebook

This eatery in the heart of Victoria Street is open 7 days a week and committed to serving delicious food and decadent coffee in a welcoming environment. Enjoy modern industrial sophistication and a sunny outdoor area, perfect for lounging with a beer or cocktail. Pop in for their current brunch specials daily, grab a quick bite from the cabinet, or enjoy dinner with a nectarous wine. 71 Victoria Street 03 377 8944 facebook.com/threecowsvictoria

CAFÉ

CAFÉ/BAR

YAMAGEN JAPANESE RESTAURANT

LOVE TRYING NEW PLACES?

JAPANESE

Amazing Japanese food six days a week. Opt for fresh sashimi, the distinctive Yamagen Chilli Chicken or spectacular Teppanyaki. Mention this Cityscape ad for 20% off! (Up to $40.) 53 Victoria Street 03 365 7799 yamagen.co.nz

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TOMI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

TOWN TONIC

Immerse yourself in some culture from the Tomi family as you dine on traditional Japanese cuisine. Tomi has a wide range of Japanese sake and a comprehensive wine list, and offers a delicious selection of authentic specialty Japanese dishes. 76 Edgeware Road 03 377 8028 tomi.co.nz

Town Tonic is a slick open space serving modern, seasonal and inspiring food daily. It’s situated close to venues for pre- or post-entertainment dining, or drop in for a classy nibble with after-work drinks. You’ll find a choice range of boutique beers and cider, as well as an excellent selection of NZ wines and cocktails, plus great coffee! A Cuisine Good Food Awards finalist in 2016. Check specials online. Catering and functions available! 335 Lincoln Road 03 338 1150 towntonic.co.nz

TRENCHES RESTAURANT & BAR

TREVINOS RESTAURANT & BAR

Whether you’re craving home-style cooking, soulsatisfying bar snacks, a chargrilled steak or just a cold pint of your favourite beer, Trenches aim to satisfy. The relaxed, family-friendly restaurant is a great place for meeting friends, after-work drinks or family gettogethers on weekends. Corporate function facilities and the private Poppy Club are available for hire. Tuck in to classic meal favourites or relax with friends over a drink. 74 Armagh Street 03 379 9724 trenches.co.nz

Get into Trevinos to try their tempting menu, filled with traditional favourites and a range of mains based on a Mediterranean fusion theme. Enjoy great food, a relaxed atmosphere, and outdoor dining. Once you’ve eaten it’s only a few steps to the bar area which hosts a gaming room, big screens, and live music every Friday night. Large function room for parties and accommodation at their motel both available – make yourself at home! 22 Riccarton Road 03 343 5378 trevinos.co.nz

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TWENTY SEVEN STEPS

UNDER THE RED VERANDAH

Sleek, stylish and welcoming, Twenty Seven Steps is a modern yet classic bistro where the focus is very much on the excellent food & service. It’s situated around the corner from the Theatre Royal, upstairs, in historic New Regent Street. Enjoy robust, creative food served by people who care about your dining experience. And now, a new tiny bar downstairs for your drinking pleasure! 16 New Regent Street 03 366 2727 twentysevensteps.co.nz

This little gem of a café is now licensed, and serves up the best breakfasts and lunches you’ll find, all in a unique garden setting. Their in-house bakers start early each day to prepare bread, muffins, delicious cakes and other treats for you to enjoy over a superb espresso coffee. Their happy, talented team work hard to ensure you enjoy the full UTRV experience. Catering also available! Ask about their private meeting/dining rooms (seats 24). 502 Worcester Street 03 381 1109 utrv.co.nz

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UNTOUCHED WORLD™

VALLEY INN TAVERN

A favourite with locals, the Untouched World™ Native Garden Café is the perfect destination for a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch. Cosy up by the fire with a coffee and a tasty treat from the cabinet, or dine alfresco in the peaceful native garden setting. Just 5 minutes from Christchurch Airport with plenty of offstreet parking available, it’s a calm oasis away from the hustle. Enquire about private functions! 155 Roydvale Avenue 03 357 9499 untouchedworld.com

Enjoy a 130 year-old tradition of hospitality in the Heathcote Valley at the historic Valley Inn Tavern. Relax in the sunny courtyard, catch up with friends or tuck into great pub fare at this welcoming suburban gastro-pub. Take advantage of their great regular meal deals such as the steak-and-pint for $18 on Tuesdays, or beef or chicken schnitzel and house wine or pint of beer for just $20 on Wednesdays. All-day breakfast also available! 2 Flavell Street 03 384 1124 valleyinntavern.co.nz

WAIPARA HILLS

WHITE HOUSE BLACK

On State Highway 1, set amongst the picturesque Waipara Valley vineyards, is the iconic stone building that’s home to Waipara Hills. Here you’ll discover an operating winery, cellar door and bistro style café specialising in fresh, seasonal dishes that pair perfectly with award-winning wines. Only a short 45 minute drive north of Christchurch. 780 Glasnevin Road, State Highway 1, Waipara, North Canterbury 03 314 6900 waiparahills.co.nz

An award-winning, industrial-styled homestead dating from the 1880s. Talk to them about creating something special – from a relaxed lunch for two to a wedding for 100 or a corporate event for 200! In addition to restaurant dining, WHB is also available for private functions; either upstairs only (with its own bar) or exclusive full venue events over both floors, with use of private patios and gardens. Café of the Year finalist 2016. 265 Halswell Road 03 260 1799 whitehouseblack.co.nz

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INTERNATIONAL/SWISHY BAR/FUNCTIONS

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RAISING THE BAR Extending their repertoire to include ‘Perfect Your Peach’ workshops (for a head-turning booty) and free Unbreakable open training sessions on Saturday afternoons, the team at Iron Hood Fitness is dedicated to providing a gym environment that’s a cut above. Backed by the unparalleled excellence of Hammer Strength Training equipment and Life Fitness gear, along with all the space you need to train seriously, and with their limited and holistic approach supporting all aspects of your training, Iron Hood’s emphasis is on a truly quality experience, and it's reflected in their motto: ‘quality over quantity’. Slick, sharp and effortlessly cool, the Manchester Street gym with a difference is packed with industry-leading elite strength equipment and open 24/7. They're intent on avoiding overcrowding – there’s a cap on member numbers – and, adhering to their goal of providing a complete package from motivation to nutrition, they also offer an in-house Macro Bar dispensing fresh, healthy smoothies. No joining fees or contracts and complimentary fluffy bath towels only seal the deal! ironhoodfitness.co.nz


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1 Guilded Catherine Cameo Earrings (RRP $1,215) from Filigree Fine Jewels 2 Finders Keepers Claude Bomber in Pink Sand (RRP $299) from Raw Nova 3 Diesel Fayza Joggjeans (RRP $429) from EnCompass 4 Trelise Cooper Do You Mesh Me Dress (RRP $229) 5 NOM*d Skinny Rib (RRP $210) and Groove Skirt (RRP $455) 6 Status Anxiety The Fallen Wallet (RRP $129.95) from Stencil 7 The Curator Merino Top (RRP $189) from Chalky Digits 8 L.K Bennett Floret Platinum Metallic Courts (POA) from Issimo 9 Asilio High Society Dress (RRP $369) from Raw Nova 10 Dior Poison Girl 100ml (RRP $220)

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Created by everybody’s favourite nutritionist and biochemist, Dr Libby’s Bio Blends combine the preeminent lifestyle guru’s two decades of biochemical research and clinical experience to replicate what nature creates naturally. It's scientifically formulated to give you what your body needs and work with the body systems that most commonly require support. Boost your daily nutrient intake with Organic Daily Greens and Radiant Reds, protect and support your liver with Liver Love and harmonise your menstrual cycle with Cycle Essentials for overall better energy, vitality and symptom-free living. RRP $59.95 each bioblends.co.nz

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FASHION & WELLBEING Back In The Game

Back in the Game

We’ve just cracked the first quarter of the year and already your New Year’s intentions have fallen by the wayside – but all is not lost. Cityscape gets the inside word on dusting yourself off, staying motivated and getting fighting fit from the experts.

Firstly, says Terry Davies of Victoria Street Health Club, “You must commit to any exercise routine, and understand that it’s for life, not just a few weeks here and there. You need to have achievable and attainable goals so that as you reach each one it gives you the motivation to want to carry on.” He also recommends teaming up with exercise buddies to help keep you on track – group exercise classes are great motivators, and also add a social component to your workout. Lyndal Woodham of On Pointe Barre & Wellness Studio agrees: “I’m never really a big believer of new year resolutions as I feel it sets us up for failure”, she says. “I prefer to set small goals and changes and track my progress by doing it with a friend or partner to hold me accountable.” Lyndal also recommends starting slowly and scheduling exercise into your routine so it happens. “We don’t break appointments with the doctor, meetings or catch ups with friends, so why skip the gym? Set the day/ time and whatever comes up, don’t skip it; other things can wait.” It’s important to understand that this is your time, health and wellness at the end of the day and is going to make you the best version of yourself, says Lyndal. “Find a class, gym or trainer that you enjoy. If it doesn’t excite you it won’t ignite you to keep it up. Mix

your regime up and be consistent.” Terry agrees, adding that exercise needs to become a regular routine all year round, and the longer you do it the more benefits you’ll get. “If you focus on the positive feelings you associate with having a body you are happy with, you release chemicals in your brain that start to change your body; these changes drive the metabolic processes and behaviours that bring you closer to your goal. Then you will actually crave exercise, not sugar!”

TOP 5 TIPS FROM DR LIBBY 1 Focus on your health, not your weight. 2 Find a way to move your body that you love. 3 Drink less alcohol. 4 Eat less packaged food and more real food. 5 Manage your energy, not your time.

 21ST CENTURY TRAINING While it might sound like something out of A Clockwork Orange, Xbody Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) training at Victoria Street Health Club is the latest fitness regime, taking the time, effort and hassle out of getting in shape. Used successfully in beauty therapy and rehabilitation, EMS also strengthens and conditions muscles via electrical impulses delivered through a futuristic suit that is able to train over 90% of your muscles at once. The impulses cause muscles to contract as they would when exercising and can build muscles, improve posture, tone and relieve joints. victoriasthealthclub.co.nz

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Quadruple Threat

ROCK STAR

Give autumn’s chill the flick with Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa’s latest addition to their stellar line-up of super lux pamper packages, Heavenly Heat (RRP $299). Combining a luxurious 30-minute soak in a mineral-rich spa bath (laced with soothing Cityscape has a Heavenly decadent oils, or opt for a signature Heat pamper package (valued ELEMIS Aching Muscle Soak or Nourishing at $299) to giveaway to one lucky Milk Bath) with a bliss-inducing two-hour reader. To enter, email us at Hot Stone massage, this is the perfect info@somocreative.co.nz with seasonal pick-me-up. The ancient holistic ‘Heavenly’ in the subject line and sensory experience that is hot stone tell us why you need some hot therapy marries smooth, iron-rich hot stone action. Entries close basalt stones with precision placement and May 31. professional massage to leave you totally relaxed. lotusspa.co.nz

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Autumn’s must haves for the beauty cabinet.

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While the Fountain of Youth remains at large, Fotona4D laser treatment could be the next best thing. Recently acquired by the team at The Transform Clinic, Fotona4D allows for non-surgical, pain-free and non-invasive face-lifting, tightening and body contouring with minimum downtime, as well as for treating snoring and fungal toe infections. The treatment is designed to work on deeper, medial and superficial connective structures of the skin; targeting superficial and dermal skin imperfections. transformclinic.co.nz

RECOVERY ZONE ELEMIS’ multitasking Instant Refreshing Gel (RRP $60) from Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa is perfect for tired legs and muscle tension, especially across the neck, shoulders, temples and forehead. Combining soothing extracts of Arnica, Birch and Witch Hazel with cooling camphor and menthol it – as the name suggests – provides instant relief. lotusspa.co.nz

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FASHION & WELLBEING Dress You Up

DRESS YOU UP Chic sophistication reigns supreme.

The pantsuit Missy Candyfloss Gigi Pantsuit (RRP $199) from Kabella Baby The ring Medici Cameo Oxidised Ring with Gold Claws (RRP $965) from Filigree Fine Jewels

The dress Workshop Merino Tori Turtle Neck Dress (RRP $329) The boots Paula Ryan Bariano Boot (RRP $550) from Issimo

The dress Pasduchas Orchard Shoulder Dress (RRP $359) from Katerina Boutique The satchel Alexander Wang Attica Chain Satchel (RRP $1,449)

WE’RE LOVIN’ Fierce nail polish.

Tonight’s Forecast – Dressed to Kill Nail Polish (RRP $29) from Raw Nova

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pink Gentleman Nail Polish (RRP $11.99)

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Kester Black with Trophy Wife Sugar Daddy Nail Polish (RRP $20)


The Good Life FASHION & WELLBEING

WELLBEING

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GOOD LIFE With Dr Libby

Does it ever cross your mind that you may not be obtaining all of the nutrients you need for outstanding health and energy from your food? Rather than focusing on what to avoid, shift your focus to increasing the nutrient density of your meals; as a result, some of the lessnourishing things often tend to fall away. Here are eight ways you can increase the nutrient density of your diet.

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proportion of dietary energy but don’t give much back nutritionally, particularly from a micronutrient perspective. Swap them for more vegetables – broccoli or leafy greens or starchy vegetables like kumara, pumpkin, carrots, or beetroot. That way you will still get that feeling of fullness, but are also increasing the phytochemical, vitamin and mineral density of your meal. Top your meals with nuts and seeds Sprinkle mineral-rich seeds and nuts like chia, sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds and almonds and cashews over salads, main meals or even on your breakfast porridge or eggs. Keep a blend on hand in a glass jar so you can easily incorporate them. Eat an additional serving of vegetables with every meal Incorporate more vegetables by changing the way you plate your

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meals. Build the meal around the vegetables as opposed to the carbohydrate or protein options, and aim for around half your plate to be filled up with vegetable content. If this makes you panic, start by aiming for a quarter of the plate. Options like a simple herby slaw as a side as well as steamed or stir-fried vegetables are a great way to boost your vegetable content. Change your breakfast Breakfasts provide another opportunity for nourishment, yet far too often we rely on toast or cereal! Start your day off right with a nutrient boost by adding in a green smoothie and leafy greens and avocado to your typical poached eggs and toast, or by making a vegetable frittata. Incorporate protein In today’s world many people struggle with blood glucose regulation, ranging from hypoglycemia to insulin resistance to Type 2 Diabetes. One of the best ways to maintain stable blood glucose levels is to eat protein with each meal. Depending on your dietary preference this can be fish, meat, poultry and eggs, or vegetarian/vegan sources such as beans, lentils, nuts and seeds. Colour is key When it comes to nutrient density, the more colour you can incorporate the better. For example, the bright purple in purple cabbage comes from anthocyanins, whereas the bright red pigment in tomato comes from lycopene – each have their own unique health properties. Some of the most colourful foods have very high levels of antioxidants like turmeric, pomegranate, beetroot, spinach, kale and kumara. drlibby.com

Adding a touch of Egyptian royalty to their exceptional spa line-up, the team at Champs-Elysées Day Spa have launched the Cleopatra-worthy Luxury Tranquillity Bath. The 30-minute soak combines nourishing, perfumed beauty care, enveloping the body in a light foam while gently cleansing and softening the skin to provide a moment of pure well-being. Enjoy as quick unwind, add in a glass of French bubbles, or combine with another treatment for a super lux experience in serene solitude or with someone special in the couple's spa (RRP $55 per person/$79 per couple or with bubbles $65/$99). champs-elysees.co.nz

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Nike Air Max Zero Essential (RRP $230) from Stencil

Bellroy Carry Out Wallet (RRP $239)

Nena and Pasadena Typhoon Drop-Crotch Cargo Pants (RRP $189) from EnCompass

STYLE FOR THE BOYS Diesel Men’s Mr. Daddy Gunmetal SS Quartz Watch (RRP $400.98)

Commoners Run Jacket (RRP $179) from Raw Nova

Merino Bold Stripe Sweater (RRP $369) From Untouched World

New Balance 247 Sport (RRP $160) from Raw Nova

Meadowlark 6mm Plain Band (RRP $149)

John Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider EDT Spray 125ml (RRP $180)

Jason Markk Essential Shoe Cleaning Kit (RRP $39) from Stencil

Huffer Phoenix Bomber (RRP $239.90) from Stencil Vivienne Westwood War & Peace Leather High Top Trainers (RRP $910)

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Saving Face

Keep up appearances with Lab Series MAX LS Age-Less Power V Lifting Face Cream (RRP $130), Clinique for Men Dark Spot Corrector (RRP $99) and Triumph & Disaster Rock & Roll Suicide Face Scrub (RRP $45).

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RAW NOVA

UNTOUCHED WORLD™

Raw Nova offers an extensive and expertly curated selection of men’s and women’s fashion, accessories and lifestyle products in a one-stop store. Fashion and homeware: www.rawnova.co.nz. The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road 03 389 8704 rawnova.co.nz

NZ lifestyle brand Untouched World™ is world famous for their exquisite knitwear and Mountainsilk™, fine machine washable Merino. Designed with a less-is-more aesthetic and created from luxurious yarns and fabrics that are easy on the earth, their collections are full of multi-tasking pieces that wardrobe with effortless style. Flagship Store & Café, 155 Roydvale Avenue 03 357 9399 Pop-up Store, N13/96 Oxford Terrace, Re:START 03 365 9533 untouchedworld.com

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KATERINA BOUTIQUE

CHALKYDIGITS

Katerina Boutique offers a rare balance between highend designs and marketable fashion. Katerina is well known for its modern interpretation on event dressing, as well as a great collection of everyday separates. Brands include Alice McCall, Shona Joy, Pasduchas, Bless’ed are the Meek, SWF, Premonition and more. Designer and owner Yulia Marsh provides fitting, styling and alteration services. The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road 021 112 7683 katerina.co.nz

Designed and made locally, Chalkydigits is limited edition luxury clothing, gear for getting amongst nature and more. Their quirky styles feature graphics from local creatives and are inspired by NZ’s natural environment. They use natural, sustainable fabrics where possible, and donate a percentage of all sales to NZ conservation. Also in stock: homewares, stationery and jewellery. The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road 03 381 1568 chalkydigits.co.nz

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ENCOMPASS FASHION

With modern street wear fashion and impeccable service, EnCompass specialises in premium denim brands, and is renowned for the fitting expertise of owner Benji. The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road 03 381 4065 Find them on Facebook

MORGAN & PAGE WOMENSWEAR FASHION/ACCESSORIES

This small boutique for women stocks their two stores with beautiful clothes and objects of desire. Brands include Noa Noa, Augustine, Isle of Mine, Eb & Ive, Fate, Kaja, and their own label. The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road 03 595 2928 Redcliffs, 87 Main Road 03 376 6219

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STYLE ON FILE Christchurch’s hottest fashions curated with the Cityscape App.


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KENNETT CRAFTED JEWELS JEWELLERY

A family business that started in High Street in 1880 as a jeweller and optometrist, Kennett Crafted Jewels is now in the hands of 4th-generation family member Anne Kennett. They’re bespoke jewellers specialising in unique designs using diamonds, pearls, coloured gemstones, and jewellery remodelling. They also offer expert jewellery, clock and watch repairs, and are registered valuers. With an innate understanding of jewellery and how to deliver premium service, they’re the people to talk to for engagement rings, wedding rings, special occasion jewellery, watches, and more. 462 Colombo Street 03 366 1232 kennett.net.nz

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THE MOHAIR STORE

LONE WOLF

Experience the warmth-without-weight feeling that luxurious New Zealand-made Mohair and Alpaca throws provide. Snuggle up in the new Alpaca scarf range, keep warm with Possum/Merino Ponchos, or treat your feet to the famous LifeSocks. If you love New Zealand-made natural fibres, then you will be spoilt for choice at The Mohair Store. Use their local’s discount code, ‘Goat’, to shop online at their in-store special prices. 140 Colombo Street 03 943 1639 themohairstore.co.nz

A unique new concept store, Lone Wolf offers a L’Oréal professional hair salon, exclusive clothing brands for both men and women, and excellent barista-made Atomic coffee in one dynamic one-stop-shop package! Discover their fresh, funky vibe today – browse exclusive fashion brands and one-off pieces, see their stylists for a whole new look, and recharge with an excellent flat white! Style that stands out from the crowd. 485 Papanui Road 03 354 4994 Find them on Facebook

KABELLA BABY

WEAR ELSE

Kabella Baby is the city’s only Rockabilly and Vintage Inspired shop. They stock styles based on 40s and 50s fashions, lovingly recreated to give you the beautiful feminine silhouette that evokes memories of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, but with a modern kick. Beautiful fabrics & prints bring colour and fun. They also stock bags, jewellery, makeup and shoes. Shop 2, Parkside Plaza, 333 Harewood Road 0274 352 056 kabellababy.co.nz

Wear Else is a quality second hand womenswear boutique. They sell women’s clothes, jewellery, bags, and shoes. You will find the latest styles at affordable prices with a wide range of local and international labels. Come in and enjoy their warm and friendly atmosphere. 77 Somerfield Street 03 981 8280 Find them on Facebook

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FACE VALUE BEAUTY

For experience, expertise and excellence in cosmetic medicine, it’s hard to go past Face Value. Dr Philip Frost calls on around two decades of experience in this field to deliver non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments for his clients, now from within the luxurious setting of the historic Charlotte Jane building in Merivale. Treatments offered by Dr Frost and his team include: Dermal fillers for lip enhancement and reshaping, chin augmentation, nose reshaping, the liquid face lift for mid face volume, and correction of hollow cheeks. BOtulinum TOXin treatment to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles and lines such as frown lines and crows feet. Collagen Induction Therapy and medical needling. Treatment of excessive sweating. Radio–surgery for removal of moles and skin tags. Treatment of facial veins. An advanced cosmeceutical skin care range is also available. All clients are offered an initial noobligation consultation and full assessment at no charge in order to tailor treatments to your individual wishes. With a Face Value treatment, everyone will notice, but no-one will know! 110 Papanui Road 03 363 8810 info@facevalue.co.nz facevalue.co.nz

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CHAMPS-ELYSÉES DAY SPA

BEAUTY PROGRESS THAI MASSAGE SPA

Your destination for all things luxurious and pampering, Christchurch’s premier day spa has designed a range of glorious spa experiences designed to take you on a journey of relaxation. You are welcome to book a luxury spa service or purchase a gift voucher online. Ask about their famous Corporate Spa Retreats, Wedding Packages and the Champs-Elysées Diamond Club. Mention Cityscape to receive a complimentary gift! 110 Papanui Road 03 365 3630 champs-elysees.co.nz

Beauty Progress Thai Massage Spa’s passion is to provide Thai massage and beauty therapy. They will ensure that every aspect of your authentic Thai massage, beauty and body spa treatments are met with professionalism and that extra touch of luxury. Their highly qualified and experienced therapists offer you top quality treatments using high quality GERnetic French products. Luxurious gift vouchers available! 1/171 Waltham Road 0800 379 4315 beautyprogress.co.nz

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SPARKLEWHITE TEETH APPEARANCE BEAUTY

Would you like whiter teeth in just one hour? Do you want whiter teeth but assume you can’t afford it? Call Sparklewhite Teeth for great results! 03 339 7374 sparklewhite.co.nz

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TRANSFORM CLINIC

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APPEARANCE BEAUTY

Transform Clinic is a cosmetic medicine and beauty centre that combines the experience and skills of a doctor, nurses, and beauty therapists. They offer cosmetic medicine treatments, varicose vein treatments, laser and IPL services, and beauty therapy. The clinic’s holistic approach to its clients ensures you have the very best treatment. Visit their website for details, special offers and to book your free consultation. 52A Mandeville Street 03 343 2880 transformclinic.co.nz

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Rebuilding the city one haircut at a time! Your one-stop-CBDshop for looking sharp. Step up your style! Cathedral Junction, 111 Worcester Street 03 377 2634 cathedraljunctionbarbers.com


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LOTUS AT SIAM THAI DAY SPA HEALTH/BEAUTY

Surrounded by the award winning Swan Lake Gardens Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa offers exquisite pampering packages with exceptional service to match. Their spa is a world-class, luxurious, and private destination, allowing you to truly escape the pressure of everyday life into a world of pampering and relaxation. Their qualified Thai therapists are dedicated to delivering a holistic and rejuvenating experience; their combined experience of more than 55 years means you know you are in expert hands. Visit www.lotusspa.co.nz or call today to experience the ultimate in pampering, and let them help you truly relax. 9 Ernlea Terrace 03 980 5400 lotusspa.co.nz

PURE SKIN BEAUTY & SPA DAY SPA

Pure Skin Beauty & Spa is a brand new boutique day spa for the city. They provide professional, personally tailored treatments while you enjoy their warm, relaxed, and fresh atmosphere. They treat each of their clients as an individual to ensure they address your specific needs; a qualified team member will conduct an individual consultation with you before each treatment, and after each treatment, you’re invited to enjoy a complimentary drink and snack in their lounge. They use La Clinica for their facial and body treatments, as its luxurious, high performance products cater to every age, skin type and skin condition. Their therapists are selected for their expertise and knowledge in their fields, and are committed to providing you with a perfect experience at their place each time. Take advantage of their grand opening deals; see their Facebook page for additional details. 30 Waimairi Road 03 348 4116 Find them on Facebook

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VIVO HAIR & BEAUTY HAIR

Vivo’s passion is delighting their clients. Their highly-trained stylists will create a stunning hair style designed with you in mind – to complement your looks and personality, to work with your hair type and life style. The latest trends made wearable – so your new look can be recreated at home, by you. New to Vivo? Haven’t visited a Vivo salon in over six months? They have an offer for you! Pop into Vivo this season for a New Client special! Get a Cut & Colour for only $119! Valued up to $239; transform your look with a cut, colour, style and hair treatment at any Vivo Salon in Christchurch. T&Cs apply. Call your nearest Vivo salon to book. Because at Vivo, when you feel amazing, so do they! Avonhead: 210 Withells Road 03 358 9712 Ferrymead: The Estuary, 23 Humphreys Drive 03 376 5527 Rangiora: 3 Good Street 03 313 7112 Colombo: The Colombo, Shop 26, 363 Colombo Street 03 379 9882 vivosalon.co.nz

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TRUE GRIT HAIR/MAKE-UP

Kitomba and NZARH Salon of the Year 2016! True Innovation, True Passion, True Hair! Visit True Grit’s exquisite multi-award-winning salon and experience the creative professionalism of their dynamic team of Masters, Style Directors & New Generation Stylists! Now offering natural mineral Young Blood make-up. Choose from the stunning ‘Party Hair’ menu and ensure you leave feeling absolutely fabulous! 87 Manchester Street 03 377 7889 truegrit.co.nz

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IRON HOOD FITNESS

ON POINTE BARRE & WELLNESS

Iron Hood Fitness is a 24/7 gym located in Christchurch. They have a range of the latest Hammer Strength and Life Fitness gear, the highest quality brands on the market. They strive for a high quality gym that offers a comfortable environment for their members. Enjoy complimentary bath towels and their in-house protein smoothie bar. Membership is $25 per week, no joining fees or contracts! Please enquire for corporate packages. 63 Manchester Street 03 366 6791 ironhoodfitness.co.nz

Business partners Lyndal Woodham (Bootybarre Master Trainer) and Katrina Buchanan (Clinical Nutritionist and Bootybarre Instructor) offer the full package of health and fitness. Their beautiful barre studio is the first of its kind in the city. Bootybarre is a fun fusion workout combining techniques of dance, pilates and yoga. A variety of styles are offered to suit all ages and fitness levels. Get in touch to determine the best class for you. Unit 10, 21 Bealey Avenue 027 277 3460 onpointenz.com

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VICTORIA STREET HEALTH CLUB GYM

Exercise is great for the body and excellent for the mind; but, it is typically our minds that let us down. Victoria Street Health Club owner and coveted personal trainer Terry Davies invests in every member to help them reach their goals. The culture of the spin and boxing classes on the outdoor deck, coupled with Terry’s enthusiasm, will keep you motivated and at your physical and mental best. Level 2, 74 Victoria Street (entrance off Salisbury Street) 03 978 0485 victoriasthealthclub.co.nz

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STYLE COUNSEL Defining good taste simply with the carefully-curated contents of their refined boutique, Corso Merivale is a homeware and lifestyle store that offers a collection of quality, internationallyrenowned designer brand goods from around the globe. There’s a European tone to their selection, but quality and style are the key selection criteria; you’ll find Scandinavian tableware, Danish shoes and Italian fragrances, but also stylish, high-spec audio equipment from the States and quality silk items from Australia. In their elegant space in Aikmans Road’s Hawkesbury Building you’ll wander among ceramics, glassware, homeware, linen, furniture, gorgeous gifts, clothing, and more besides. If you’re looking to bring that touch of elegance, class, refinement and style to your own space, this is the place to go! corsomerivale.nz


Hot Property CS LIVING

HOT PROPERTY With Mary Turnbull

HOME STAGING SECRETS

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he oft quoted ‘you don’t get a second chance at making a first impression’ is also one of the golden rules of selling a house, and when it comes to making a swift, profitable sale, the first impression is often the only impression. When you’re attending a job interview you present the best possible version of yourself, so why wouldn’t do the same for your house? Home staging, the beautification process of preparing your house for sale, is now a booming business simply because it works: staged properties sell faster than non-staged homes, spend less time on the market and achieve higher prices – particularly in the age of Internet-listed properties where your first impression is often made online. The end goal is having perspective buyers visualising themselves in your property and the opportunities it presents – when the buyer can make an emotional

connection to your property they’ll be more inclined to buy. For starters, each room needs to own its space and be clearly defined – don’t leave anything where it wouldn’t naturally live. Clear the decks – make sure people can move freely around the room and walkways are not obstructed (this also goes for clutter, family photos etc). Use pops of colour (reds and yellows) to attract attention to stronger features (a bowl of red apples in a designer kitchen) and downplay less redeeming areas with plants and less attention-seeking furniture pieces. Never underestimate how much a fresh coat of paint can lift a room, making it look clean and new – stick to neutrals like light beiges and greys which can multitask as a canvas for most decor. Kitchens and bathrooms help sell houses, so put fresh white towels in the bathroom and remove any old wallpaper and repaint. If the budget allows, update the appliances, tapware and cabinetry. Remember, ‘less is more’, except when it comes to an empty house – you’ll definitely need to get the stylists in. maryturnbull.harcourts.co.nz

Arter Space Any business that racks up four

decades in operation obviously knows what they’re about, and 40 years in business for Gordon Harris testifies to the excellent expertise, range and service they have provided over the course of becoming the nation’s largest and best-known art supplies specialist. Their Christchurch store in Southwark Street (which has racked up a decade in operation of its own) is an Aladdin’s cave for artists of all stripes, and you’ll find an almost bewildering amount of tools and materials to create and inspire, ranging from easels and printmaking tools to acrylic paints, inks, pens and pencils, instructional books and DVDs, coloured paper, and even Game of Thrones colouring books! If it’s time to fan the flames of your own artistic inclinations, a visit should be more than enough to get you inspired. gordonharris.co.nz

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CS LIVING On Trend

ON TREND

Cityscape taps into the genius of Canopy Landscape Architects’ Gabe Ross and Paul Roper-Gee for the lowdown on the international landscape design trend of New Perennial Planting. overall cohesive mosaic of texture, colour and forms. The natural life cycle of a plant is celebrated throughout the seasons – the ‘skeletons’ and frosted seedheads of perennial plants in winter are considered as valuable as their blooms at the height of summer. We are interested in how this planting style can be adapted to a New Zealand context, and incorporate our unique native plant species with additional colour and vibrancy provided by locally adapted exotic perennials. We can find inspiration from the tussock grasslands and forests of the high country, wetlands, and coastal areas, as well as pockets of urban wilderness like roadside verges and vacant land that have been colonised by a mix of exotic and native weeds and wildflowers. canopy.co.nz

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TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR OWN NATURALISTIC PLANTING DESIGN: 1 Look at how plants in our natural environment grow together for ideas. 2 Choose plants that suit the specific climate and soil conditions in your garden – work with what you’ve got and you will be rewarded with a great landscape that requires less maintenance. 3 Use ornamental grasses (native and exotic) as the backbone of your planting, supported with a succession of different bulbs, annuals, and perennial plants to give year-round interest. 4 Experiment with different plant combinations – value the form and texture of plants as much as their colour. 5 Be aware of problem weed species that can become a maintenance problem on and off your property.

Images: David Berkowitz – High Line NY; Ester Westerveld – Lurie Garden Chicago

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MODERN LOVE Some things simply never go out of style. With a laser focus on an era of all-time design excellence, mr mod is a huge treasure cache of such timeless classics in furniture, lighting, and objet d’art. Honing in on the best of mid-century design from Scandinavia and the United States – times and places where legendary designers were doing hugely influential work that remains striking over half a century later – they specialise in sourcing, restoring and selling imported vintage industrial and collectable furniture that is fully restored, upholstered, and ready to immediately up the cool levels of your place by a factor of at least 10 (11, if you’re a Spinal Tap fan). Do you have your own mid-century piece you’re looking to bring back to magnificent life? With over thirty-five years of experience in the industry, they’re able to provide you with expert advice on your piece’s origin, wood type, age, designer, and the best approach to use for restoration. Or if you’re simply in the mood for a serious style fix, browse their expansive showroom and warehouse at 88 Wilsons Road to check out their wide range of sofas and lounge chairs, dining suites, storage, coffee tables, writing desks, side tables, free-standing lights and fixtures, and beautiful objects … and all of it so impeccably chic that you’re likely to start inadvertently looking around for a martini. mrmod.co.nz

READ ALL ABOUT IT Two books to inspire with New Perennial Planting/Contemporary Naturalism and garden design. The New Wild Garden: Natural-Style Planting and Practicalities (RRP $53.42) by Ian Hodgson

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Read, Watch, Listen Reviews, profiles and celebrity insider goss.

READ Death of a She

Devil, Fay Weldon. Literary lioness Fay Weldon brings her most famous character (Ruth Patchett, the original she-devil from bawdy pitch-black comedy The Life and Loves of a She Devil) back in this provocative sequel that flips the script on the battle between the sexes. The blistering next instalment sees the revenge fantasy poster woman looking to retire (she’s 84 after all, so fair play), but who to pass the torch to? Enter Tyler Patchett, a new kind of heroine and Ruth’s grandson. Ultra-confident and twenty-three years old, he’s a beautiful, resentful and unemployed young man who won’t be satisfied until he can transition into the ultimate symbol of power and status – a woman! RRP $35

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Prisoner, Ryan Adams. Crooning US alt-rocker Ryan Adams wears his heart on his sleeve with his latest release (and 16th album) Prisoner. Still smarting from his bitter break-up with actress and occasional musician Mandy Moore, Adams is unashamedly flayed bare and all exposed raw nerves on the guttural, shamelessly desperate pleas and grunge guitar riffs of high-rotation player ‘Do You Still Love Me?’, the dull ache of ‘Shiver and Shake’, and the aptly titled and morose ‘Breakdown and Broken Anyway’. It’s enough to make you want to give him a sharp slap or shake but given the entire album is totally kick-ass you’re willing to let it slide and roll with the brutal punches, proving once again that a broken heart is still the best muse.

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A War Review by Nick Paris, Alice in Videoland. A tense, measured investigation of the moral ambiguity of combat, Tobias Lindholm’s rattling new military drama has already proven its international resonance, securing an Oscar nomination in the Foreign Language category. A War follows the trials of a compassionate military commander (Danish player and Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbæk) who, in the chaos of a firefight with the Taliban, makes a decision to save his men that has disastrous consequences. As the drama shifts from war zone to war trial, Lindholm proves as skilled in evoking the madness of the battlefield as he is in exploring the ethical ramifications that unspool from it.

CINEPHILES It looks

like saccharine-sweet romcom queen Katherine Heigl is taking a career risk and mixing things up to play against type as a jealous ex-wife out for revenge in the suspiciously made-for-TV-sounding title Unforgettable, due out in April. However, the online community’s response to the trailer, which sees Heigl and co-star Rosario Dawson go at it in a Dynasty-esque catfight in between cuts of Heigl looking unhinged, vaping and masturbating, have not been kind, rechristening it ‘Unwatchable’. It seems the movie’s creators may have stitched 90s classics Single White Female and The Hand That Rocks The Cradle together with a serve of Fatal Attraction from the 80s to create a Showgirls for the next generation.

THE MCCONAISSANCE There was a time (early 2000s) when it

seemed like Oscar-winning character actor du jour Matthew McConaughey was doomed to end up on the rom-com leading man scrap heap. The now-respected method actor found an out though, dropping more than 50 pounds in the Oscar bait that was Dallas Buyers Club and, most recently, packed on 45 pounds and rocked a skullet and some orthodontically-challenged dentures to play chain smoking, sweaty booze hound prospector Kenny Wells in Gold. In the actor’s own words, it looks like his career’s going to be “all right, all right, all right”.

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NORDIC CHILL

DUSTY OLD THINGS

Shop icy-cool Scandinavian style in furniture and homeware, including 100% NZ wool blankets and wool slippers (made in Scandinavia) and the IKEA range. Discover the cool design style that’s red hot worldwide. The Colombo 021 595 499 nordicchill.co.nz

Vintage/estate jewellery, shabby chic, retro, revamping and upcycling – these are the hottest tickets in fashion and home design right now. “Old” is the newest, hottest trend, and Dusty Old Things is a sanctuary for discerning shoppers in search of vintage/estate jewellery, furniture, kitchenalia, linen and collectables. Explore this funky store’s treasure trove of the best of the past, and find the perfect items to make a statement in your future! 12 Normans Road 03 355 6681

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INTERIORS BY LUME

CORSO MERIVALE

Interiors by Lume offer fantastic interior homewares and accessories to inspire any home, from luxurious throws and feather-filled cushions to ceramics, lighting, mirrors and furniture. Can’t find what you’re after? They can arrange exceptional furniture pieces made to order. The city’s exclusive stockists of Bandhini homewares, Armadillo & Co rugs, South African Wonki Ware and Lumira Candles. Interiors by Lume: creating great spaces! 2 Normans Road 03 377 7542 interiorsbylume.co.nz

Corso Merivale is a boutique homeware lifestyle store hosting a stylish range of designer homewares from around the world. With a distinct European tone, collections include ceramics, glassware, homeware, linen, furniture, luxury gifts and clothing. Located in the heart of the Merivale shopping precinct, Corso Merivale is a true destination store that never fails to exceed expectations of the discerning. 143 Aikmans Road 03 355 4228 corsomerivale.nz

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MOFFATT’S FLOWER COMPANY

CHARMING SOUVENIR

Moffatt’s has been supplying flowers for over 30 years. Their shop is nestled between the greenhouses where their beautiful roses are cut daily, and they also stock an extensive range of cut flowers – lilies, peonies, freesias, orchids and gerberas to name but a few – as well as a large range of gifts and plants. Their florists create stunning bouquets for any price range or occasion, and can deliver your bouquet overnight New Zealand-wide. 1 Candys Road 03 322 7975 moffatts.co.nz

Charming Souvenir is now offering a carefully selected range of New Zealand’s finest wine. They stock exceptional wines proudly made locally. Their amazingly huge product selection can meet all your shopping needs; make them a one-stop shop for gifts and souvenirs. Duty free services available as well! Discover something delightful – there’s something for everyone! Shop 1B, 376 Riccarton Road 03 343 6188 charmingsouvenirsnz.co.nz

ICYCLE ELECTRIC

THE MOHAIR STORE

Electric bikes can make your life easier – whether you’re biking to work, staying active, or keeping up with your fit partner! iCycle Electric is the home of Canterbury’s own brand, RIKONDA, who specialise in electric bikes, drift trikes and scooters. These affordable, high quality e-bikes are made for NZ conditions, with a two-year warranty on the motor and battery and a five-year warranty on the frame. Discover their extensive range! 285 Cashel Street 03 377 4886 icycleelectric.co.nz

Experience the warmth-without-weight feeling that luxurious New Zealand-made Mohair and Alpaca throws provide. Snuggle up in the new Alpaca scarf range, keep warm with Possum/Merino Ponchos, or treat your feet to the famous LifeSocks. If you love New Zealand-made natural fibres, then you will be spoilt for choice at The Mohair Store. Use their local’s discount code, ‘Goat’, to shop online at their in-store special prices. 140 Colombo Street 03 943 1639 themohairstore.co.nz

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ECO FRAME AND MIRROR INTERIORS

Eco Frame and Mirror offer a full site fitting service for all artwork, mirrors, sculpture or furniture. In home or office – including art placement. Eco also offer a full, in-house custom picture and mirror framing service. Quake-safe hanging for homeowners, interior designers, hospitality operators and office fit outs. 394 Colombo Street 03 377 0223 info@frameandmirror.co.nz frameandmirror.co.nz

Wrap up

Keep the autumn chill at bay with the Lapuan Kankurit Corona Blanket (RRP $215), a delightfully light woollen blanket lovingly double-woven in Finland (we like to imagine by happy little elves) from 100% New Zealand wool, from Nordic Chill. nordicchill.co.nz

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Bitter Sweet Symphony Make sure you’ve got a hanky at the ready for the NZSO: Schumann & Barber at the Isaac Theatre Royal on June 21; the programme features some of the most emotionally stirring music ever put to paper. Joined by world-class German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott (and his 290-year-old cello, pictured) for Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor, the orchestra also takes on Brahms’ appropriately-named Tragic Overture and Samuel Barber’s renowned Adagio For Strings, a haunting, melancholy piece that has been played to mark the deaths of Princess Diana, JFK, and the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Barber’s own Symphony No. 1 rounds out a concert of profound emotion that seems unlikely to leave a dry eye in the house. nzso.co.nz


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MIND THE GAP

Here Comes Your Band

The big name musical acts keep coming this year with groundbreaking alt-rockers The Pixies hitting Horncastle Arena on March 9. Making a return to our neck of the woods for the first time in 7 years, the influential group will be drawing on their three-decade back catalogue of hits, but also busting out tracks from their recent sixth studio album Head Carrier, with the high-radio rotation of singles ‘Tenement Song’ and ‘Talent’ proving they haven’t lost the knack of whipping up a killer track. Original band members vocalist/guitarist Black Francis, drummer David Lovering and guitarist Joey Santiago have welcomed bassist Paz Lenchatin to the band’s permanent line-up, and it’s paying dividends; NME labelled the group’s second post-reunion album “a superlative indie rock collection”, while Rolling Stone reckon they’re sounding “as melodic and muscular as ever.” pixiesmusic.com

Popular UK artist David Shrigley invites you to Lose Your Mind at his first large-scale New Zealand exhibit at CoCA in autumn (to May 28). Renowned for his darkly witty cartoons, scathing one liners, crudely composed drawings and strange and amusing objects, Shrigley’s international career has seen him work across a variety of media, including drawing, photography, sculpture, animation, painting, and even spoken-word recordings and music videos. His dark wit and irreverence is evident in all of his playful pieces; expect to laugh, but to perhaps feel a little unsettled too, as he uses humour to challenge preconceptions and satirise our day-to-day interactions. One for everyone! coca.org.nz

STRING THEORY There’s a rare treat for Chamber Music New Zealand lovers this autumn when acclaimed British pianist Kathryn Stott teams up with our own New Zealand String Quartet to form a bit of a chamber music supergroup. They’ll be performing Gillian Whitehead’s still, echoing, Dutilleux’s Piano Sonata, and Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A Major, op. 81 at The Piano on May 9. Acclaimed as ‘a master of subtle emotions and telling details’, Stott is renowned for the precision and exquisite sense of colour in her interpretations, and has performed with the NZSQ on a number of previous occasions; this looks set to be another musically stunning UK-NZ collaboration. chambermusic.co.nz

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FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD

ART POPS UP

Always on the lookout for ways to promote and enhance the art scene in Christchurch, SCAPE Public Art are getting together with artist and philanthropist Heather Brown (pictured) to open the Studio 125 Gallery pop-up gallery in Merivale for a month from March 16 to April 13. Heather’s own studio will become a contemporary art gallery for the month – the first of its kind in Merivale – and will showcase an eclectic selection of works and exhibits from a wide range of Christchurch and New Zealand artists. You can drop in to browse, be inspired and maybe even take something home at 125 Aikmans Road on Thursdays from 3pm – 5pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 10am – 4pm. scapepublicart.org.nz

Set aside the weekend of April 7 – 9 foodies: the Food Show Christchurch is back for its annual celebration of all things tasty, trending, and tantalising. As usual the show will be packing Horncastle Arena with purveyors of gourmet goodies from big national companies to local artisan producers. You’ll find more free samples that you can shake a salami-bearing toothpick at, the Street Food Alley where you can fill up good and proper on awesome eats from some of the city’s best food vendors, the always popular Cooking Theatre (where this year the experts on hand to educate, inspire and dazzle include Annabel Langbein [pictured], Johnny Schwass, Ray McVinnie and Michael Van de Elzen), and handmade, small-batch, traditional, and fancy goods gathered in the Artisan Village, and can check out the Healthy Hub to find all the food that’s good for you (and the planet) in the one spot. foodshow.co.nz

80S FLASHBACK All things 80s are so hot

All That Jazz

The country’s largest combined jazz and blues fest, the Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival, will set toes-a-tapping and singers-donewrong a-wailing again at the end of May (24 – 28). Always a big musical occasion, the festival draws in top musos in the genres from around the country and the world, and they’ll be strutting their stuff in venues across the city for five action-packed days and nights. jazzbluesfestival.co.nz

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right now (hello, Stranger Things, Ghostbusters …), so it’s only in vogue that you should whip out the legwarmers and shoulder pads to welcome musical icons Cyndi Lauper and Blondie, who have buddied up for a New Zealand tour that makes its way to Christchurch on April 15. In Debbie Harry’s own inimitable words, “The bitches are coming back to make it happen” – these musical icons are not messing around!


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CHAMBER MUSIC NEW ZEALAND CLASSICAL MUSIC

L’ARPEGGIATA The 2017 Kaleidoscopes Season is off to a great start with the NZ debut of L’Arpeggiata. Drawing inspiration from Purcell’s ground basses, this early music ensemble will fuse the improvisatory arts of the baroque with those of jazz. As with jazz, an ostinato bass gives musicians the opportunity to improvise freely, and L’Arpeggiata require no second invitation. Monday 20 March, 7:30pm Charles Luney Auditorium KATHRYN STOTT & NZSQ Kathryn’s collaboration with the New Zealand String Quartet is an opportunity to hear five chamber musicians of exceptional ability in three quintet masterpieces. Stott is “a master of subtle emotions and telling details”, renowned for the precision and exquisite sense of colour in her interpretation. Tuesday 9 May, 7:30pm The Piano BACH CANTATA RESIDENCY CMNZ is now accepting applications for the Bach Cantata Residency in Nelson. This is a great opportunity for singers or baroque instrumentalists, to work with maestro Masaaki Suzuki and the young talents of Juilliard415! If you are curious, you can find out more at Chambermusic.co.nz/ bachworkshop2017 3 – 5 June, Nelson 0800 CONCERT (266 2378) chambermusic.co.nz

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WHAT’S ON Gigs, Concerts & Events

girls fit in one shop, or will their cup runneth over? Orange Studios, Wed 8 – Fri 10 Mar, iamdanbain.com/plays/#/girls/

Indian culture and, of course, a coloured-powder-flinging finish. 221 Gloucester Street, Sat 4 Mar, revelevents.co.nz

LIVE IN LINCOLN: SELWYN SOUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL This new music

GRAND OPENING EXHIBITION

CANTERBURY JAPAN DAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL The annual

The Central throws open its doors for the first time with this large multi-artist exhibition. The Central, Throughout Mar, thecentral.co.nz

celebration of Japanese culture and the local Japanese community returns with food, traditions and festive activities. Riccarton Park Function Centre, Sun 5 Mar, japanday.jsc.org.nz

NZSO: SUMMER POPS

LOSE YOUR MIND

EXHIBITION New Arts Centre gallery

LIVE MUSIC Cool beats, amazing

harmonies and solid entertainment as the NZSO is joined by the Modern Māori Quartet. Horncastle Arena, Fri 3 Mar, nzso.co.nz

NOSTALGIA FESTIVAL

EXHIBITION The first major NZ

exhibition from popular, darkly humorous UK artist David Shrigley. CoCA, Sat 11 Mar –Sun 28 May, coca.org.nz

NZO: THE MIKADO PERFORMANCE New Zealand Opera

Ferrymead-based food and entertainment festival is back for another big day. Ferrymead Heritage Park, Sat 4 Mar, nostalgiafestival.co.nz

returns to Christchurch for what is sure to be a spectacular production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic, transported to modern Japan. Isaac Theatre Royal, Tue 7 – Sat 11 Mar, nzopera.co.nz

CHCH HOLI

TWO GIRLS ONE SHOP

FESTIVAL The popular local

FESTIVAL The annual Indian festival

of colours is celebrated at this free festival that combines all things

THEATRE Sophia and Simone work

in the same retail clothing store. They also hate each other. Can two

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THE PIXIES

LIVE MUSIC One of the most

important and influential bands of the past 30 years, Pixies return to Christchurch on the Head Carrier tour on 9 March. Horncastle Arena, Thu Mar 9, livenation.co.nz

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL FILM FESTIVAL Cinephiles and

Francophiles unite: one of the world’s best French-language film fests is back for another rich year. Hoyts Northlands, Thu 9 – Sun 26 Mar, frenchfilmfestival.co.nz

GRUMPY OLD WOMEN – GAME OF CRONES PERFORMANCE The young are

discussed and then dismissed, men are “lovingly disembowelled” and old fashioned housekeeping practises resurrected in this comedy life advice from the team behind the hit 50 Shades of Beige. Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts, Fri 10/Sat 11 Mar, Find it on Facebook

Heather Straka, Honeytrap Returns, oil on cotton board, 2016, 850 x 700mm framed

festival for Lincoln has assembled a killer line-up of Kiwi music talent for its inaugural outing over a big day and night at Lincoln Domain. Lincoln Domain, Sat 4 Mar, selwynsounds.co.nz


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CULTURE GALORE 2017

SWALLOW

CSO: HOMAGE

CULTURAL FESTIVAL This annual

THEATRE Independent theatre

LIVE MUSIC The CSO looks at music

multicultural festival celebrates the diversity of the Christchurch community with food, cultural performances from around the world and plenty of activities. Ray Blank Park, Sat 11 Mar, ccc.govt.nz

group A Little Box At The Top Of The Stairs returns to the Gloucester Room to present this acclaimed, dark-but-optimistic work. Isaac Theatre Royal, Wed 15 – Sat 18 Mar, ticketek.co.nz

that has been inspired by the work of other composers, joined by acclaimed New Zealand violinist Mark Menzies. Charles Luney Auditorium, Sat 18 Mar, cso.co.nz

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

ELEMENO P LIVE MUSIC The high-energy Kiwi

THEATRE The stage adaptation of

pop-rockers reunite from around the globe for a one last hoorah airing of their back catalogue. Blue Smoke, Sat 11 Mar, eventfinda.co.nz

the multiple-award-winning bestselling novel follows 15-year old maths genius Christopher’s investigation into a neighbour’s murdered dog, which leads him on a journey that changes him forever. The Court Theatre, Sat 18 Mar– Sat 22 Apr, courttheatre.org.nz

ARMAGEDDON EXPO EXPO The giant celebration of all

things pop-culture is back with special guests, gaming, cosplay and more gloriously nerdy merch than could fit in the Millennium Falcon. Horncastle Arena, Sat 11/Sun 12 Mar, armageddonexpo.com

NORTH CANTERBURY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL The “coolest

little wine festival in the country” celebrates the delicious products of the Waipara wine region with great food, wine, and live entertainment. Glenmark Domain, Sun Mar 12, ncwineandfood.co.nz

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL FILM FESTIVAL Several Japanese

cultural organisations team up to bring us this free line-up of Japanese short and feature films over three nights. Charles Luney Auditorium, Wed 15 – Fri 17 Mar, eventfinda.co.nz

PECHAKUCHA NIGHT CHRISTCHURCH VOL. 30 WISDOM PechaKucha returns to the

Arts Centre after a long absence; short, interesting presentations. The Great Hall, Wed 15 Mar, pechakucha-chch.org

CMNZ: L’ARPEGGIATA MUSIC FOR A WHILE LIVE MUSIC Chamber Music New

STUDIO 125 GALLERY POP-UP GALLERY

EXHIBITION Studio 125 Gallery will

open for one month on Thu, (3 – 5pm) Fri and Sat (10am – 4pm) in support of SCAPE Public Art in the city from March 16 – April 13 2017. 125 Aikmans Rd, Thu 16 Mar – Thu 13 Apr, scapepublicart.org.nz

DUKE FESTIVAL OF SURFING FESTIVAL This New Brighton-based

celebration of catching a wave returns for another year with a retro board exhibition, art exhibition, surf in schools, a movie competition and outdoor movie night, and more. New Brighton, Thu 16 – Sun 26 Mar, dukefestival.co.nz

DAVID STRASSMAN’S ITEDE COMEDY Renowned ventriloquist

Strassman and friends drop in for a look at our technology-laden lives. Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts, Fri 17/Sat 18 Mar, davidstrassman.com

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Zealand brings us an exciting programme which fuses Henry Purcell’s seventeenth-century theatre and court music with jazz. Charles Luney Auditorium, Mon 20 Mar, chambermusic.co.nz

THE STAR CITY2SURF FITNESS Christchurch’s most

enduring fun run event (now in its 43rd year!) takes participants from the town to the seaside via either 14km or 6km routes. Centennial Park, Sun 19 Mar, city2surf.co.nz

DON HENLEY LIVE MUSIC The Eagles co-founder

and vocalist hits Horncastle Arena (with special guest Jewel in tow) to belt out hits from both The Eagles and his own long solo career. Horncastle Arena, Tue 21 Mar, donhenley.com


WHAT’S ON Gigs, Concerts & Events

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

SEA 2 SKY CHALLENGE

BLONDIE & CYNDI LAUPER

SPORT/FITNESS A summer-ending

LIVE MUSIC 80s flashback alert!

THEATRE The splendiferous hit

multisport challenge with options for swimming, running and cycling around Scarborough beach. On and around Scarborough beach, Sun 2 Apr, sea2skychallenge.com

musical of the acclaimed film that’s won fans all over the world is brought to life by Showbiz Christchurch. Isaac Theatre Royal, Fri 24 Mar – Sun 2 Apr, showbiz.org.nz

LE RACE SPORTS The city’s biggest annual

APR

cycle race sees participants pedal the scenic journey over to the Banks Peninsula town of Akaroa. Christchurch to Akaroa, Sat 25 Mar, lerace.co.nz

SIMON EDWARDS EXHIBITION New Zealand landscape

painter Edwards exhibits new work. The Central, Throughout Apr, thecentral.co.nz

MUDDY GOOD RUN FITNESS/SPORTS Run, walk, crawl,

climb, and slide around the park and finish a different colour than you started at this obstacle course challenge. Canterbury Agricultural Park, Sun 2 Apr, fb.com/muddygoodrun

LIVE MUSIC NZ’s most accomplished

pianist joins the CSO for Mozart. Charles Luney Auditorium, Sat 1 Apr, cso.co.nz

JETHRO TULL LIVE MUSIC Ian Anderson and band

treat you to an evening of the very best of the Jethro Tull repertoire: Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Bourée, Living In The Past, and many more. Isaac Theatre Royal, Wed 19 Apr, stetsongroup.com

NZSO: MOZART & BEETHOVEN

THE BLACK RIDER

LIVE MUSIC The national orchestra is

THEATRE The Free Theatre produces

joined by Swedish clarinettist Martin Frost for works by John Adams, Mozart, and Beethoven. Horncastle Arena, Tue 4 Apr, nzso.co.nz

THE FOOD SHOW EXPO Local and national artisanal

food and beverage producers go on show with free samples, cooking demonstrations, and kitchen products at the three big days that are heaven for foodies. Horncastle Arena, Fri 7 – Sun 9 Apr, foodshow.co.nz

GREAT NEW ZEALAND BRIDAL SHOW EXPO A showcase for all things

big-day, with a huge range of ideas, products and services for brides, grooms and bridal parties. Addington Raceway, Sun 9 Apr, thebridalshow.co.nz

COSMIC SHAMBLES LIVE! PERFORMANCE This touring UK

CSO: MICHAEL HOUSTOUN

Whip out the legwarmers and shoulder pads – two musical icons are teaming up for a special performance at Horncastle Arena. Horncastle Arena, Sat 15 Apr, ticketek.co.nz

variety show combines science, stand-up comedy and music for a popular science spectacular that’s got something for everyone. Isaac Theatre Royal, Mon 10 Apr, ticketek.co.nz

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the NZ premiere of a work about a lover and his pact with the devil, originally conceived by Tom Waits and William S Burroughs – you know that has to be interesting! Free Theatre, The Arts Centre, Friday 21 Apr – Sat 6 May, freetheatre.org.nz

THE DARKNESS + PUSH PUSH LIVE MUSIC British purveyors of hard

rock The Darkness make their first New Zealand tour, joined by back-from-the-wilderness Kiwi faves Push Push. The Foundry Bar, Sat 22 Apr, thedarknesslive.com

NZ COMEDY FESTIVAL – FLICK ELECTRIC CO. COMEDY GALA COMEDY Urzila Carlson hosts an

all-star line-up of local and international comedians for a night of fast-paced comedy that showcases performers at this year’s festival. Isaac Theatre Royal, Fri 28 Apr, comedyfestival.co.nz


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ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL FILM FESTIVAL

The best of French cinema returns with the Alliance Française French Film Festival at Hoyts Northlands from 9 – 26 March. Featuring over 30 diverse French-language films, the Alliance Française French Film Festival offers a prime window on France for film lovers and Francophiles alike, inviting audiences to experience one language but a world of emotions. frenchfilmfestival.co.nz

CoCA

GALLERY

Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) is a space for new art and new experiences. Be moved, be challenged, be inspired. Their Autumn exhibition will see wildly popular British artist David Shrigley present the first large-scale show of his work in New Zealand, when the exhibition David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind comes to Christchurch from the 11 March to 27 May. Admission $10. Free every Tuesday. 66 Gloucester Street 03 366 7261 coca.org.nz

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO ATTRACTION

Christchurch’s Premier Entertainment Destination. At Christchurch Casino every visit is a unique entertainment experience, providing all your entertainment needs under one roof. Experience the most popular casino game technology on 500 Gaming Machines and 36 Tables, including Poker, Blackjack and Roulette, as well as the Baccarat Room. Delight yourself with great, value-priced dining in The Grand Café, with mains from $18 and discounted pricing for Players Club Members. Great pizzas, tasty BBQ ribs and a selection of craft beers are on offer in Monza Sports Bar, and authentic Cantonese cuisine in Chi Kitchen. Enjoy fantastic live entertainment, great free to enter cash giveaways, and delicious food and bar offerings. Free hotel/motel shuttle service from 6pm until 2am. R20 Venue / Dress Code Applies / ROAR 30 Victoria Street 03 365 9999 christchurchcasino.co.nz

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WHAT’S ON Gigs, Concerts & Events

BROADWAY TO THE WEST END

ELIZABETH THOMSON

LIVE MUSIC Four of New Zealand’s

Thomson’s technically dazzling contemporary artworks feature at The Central in May. The Central, Throughout May, thecentral.co.nz

finest stage performers are accompanied by the CSO for a night of music from some of the world’s best loved musicals. Isaac Theatre Royal, Sat 29/Sun 30 Apr, isaactheatreroyal.co.nz/shows/ broadway-to-the-west-end

CHRISTCHURCH PET & ANIMAL EXPO 2017

EXHIBITION New Zealand artist

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT THEATRE This spectacular,

hosts two huge days of all things pets – products, services, and more. Pioneer Leisure Centre, Sat 29/Sun 30 Apr, petanimalexpo.co.nz

internationally touring production reimagines the classic Lloyd Webber musical with a contemporary twist. Isaac Theatre Royal, Thu 4 – Sun 14 May, josephthemusical.com/nz/

2017 AUTUMN GARDEN SHOW

CMNZ: KATHRYN STOTT & NZSQ

EXPO This spectacular gardening

LIVE MUSIC Chamber Music New

show in the city’s famous Botanic Gardens features vibrant flowers and plants from alpines to bonsai, and incorporates the National Chrysanthemum Show. Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Ilex Room & Marquee, Sat 29/Sun 30 Apr, chsgardens.co.nz

Zealand brings us British pianist Kathryn Stott and the New Zealand String Quartet for solo and chamber music. The Piano, Tue 9 May, chambermusicnewzealand.co.nz

MAY

EXPO Animal lovers rejoice: CHCH

CSO: DISCOVER THE MUSIC LIVE MUSIC An exploration of the

world of film composition in which composer Mark Smythe presents a CSO performance of his score for the travel film Flying South as it plays onscreen. Charles Luney Auditorium, Wed 10 May, cso.co.nz

UNCLE VANYA THEATRE The Court takes on

Chekhov’s bittersweet exploration of love, hope and longing with this anticipated production of the modern theatrical masterpiece. The Court Theatre, Sat 13 May – Sat 3 Jun, courtheatre.org.nz

DR HOOK LIVE MUSIC Dr Hook vocalist Dennis

Locorierre leads a revival tour. Isaac Theatre Royal, Fri 19 May, drhookofficial.com

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CSO: FROM THE NEW WORLD LIVE MUSIC The Christchurch

Symphony Orchestra puts Psathas, Shostakovich and Dvořák through their paces with the assistance of Swedish cellist Torleif Thedéen. Charles Luney Auditorium, Sat 20 May, cso.co.nz

NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL MUSIC FESTIVAL The annual

world-class music event returns; get ready for five jam-packed days of great live music from a big-name national and international line up. Venues around the city, Wed 24 – Sun 28 May, jazzbluesfestival.co.nz

AN EVENING OF RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN CLASSICS LIVE MUSIC Showbiz Christchurch

presents this evening of the beloved works of the prolific musical hit-makers with a Broadway-style orchestra, featured soloists and a chorus of over 100 singers. Isaac Theatre Royal, Fri 26 – Sun 28 May, showbiz.org.nz

THE BIG BIKE FILM NIGHT FILM The best cycling short films

from around the world are shared at this 3rd annual edition of the film night for riding enthusiasts. Charles Luney Auditorium, Fri 26 May, bigbikefilmnight.nz

CSO: SYMPHONIC ODDITY – THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE LIVE MUSIC The Christchurch

Symphony Orchestra celebrates the career of the late, great, Thin White Duke, with appearances from heroes of contemporary New Zealand music including Julia Deans, Jon Toogood and Ladi6. Horncastle Arena, Sat 27 May, cso.co.nz


Gigs, Concerts & Events WHAT’S ON

THE RICCARTON MARKET MARKET

Riccarton Market is Canterbury’s most established, vibrant market. The market has over 200 stalls covering fresh fruit and veges, certified organic produce, flowers, plants, antiques, clothing, arts and crafts, books and much more. There’s something for everyone! The market also offers a food court, and features local talent on stage each week. 146 Racecourse Road 03 339 0011 Open: Sun 9am – 2pm riccartonmarket.co.nz

FERRYMEAD HERITAGE PARK ATTRACTION

Step back in time at Ferrymead Heritage Park. Take a leisurely stroll down a 1920s street, with a school, church, jail, general store, cinema, printers and more. View collections of vintage fire engines, aeroplanes, rural history, model railways and much more. Enjoy rides on trains and trams – trains run 1st Sunday of every month, trams run every weekend and on event days. A great day out for the whole family! 50 Ferrymead Park Drive 03 384 1970 ferrymead.org.nz

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WHAT’S ON The Last Word

WATCH THIS FACE Cityscape caught up with Christchurch singer/ songwriter and New Zealand music’s next big thing Nakita ahead of her move to Auckland to start work on her new album. Tell us about your huge 2016. I started off the year gathered in a room with my team to play through the finished EP; it was pretty special to share that moment with everyone, from my co-writers to family members I had been hiding the songs from for months. Releasing four singles over the year has felt like having four birthdays. I’ve also been lucky enough to shoot a few music videos for these songs. The icing on the cake was going to the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. It was surreal to have the entirety of New Zealand’s music industry in one arena celebrating the one thing we as artists are all striving towards; great music. Where were you when you first heard Addicted on the radio? When I heard that Addicted was gaining some airplay, my family and I streamed the radio from our computer in our lounge 24/7. One night we were outside eating dinner, with the speakers a barely audible murmur from inside the house. From the opening, far-away notes, I knew straight away I was hearing my song. Hearing something you’ve crafted from day one on the radio, is honestly emotional. There are just so many feelings attached to hearing your song along in a shared moment with the public.

Tell us about your next album. The next EP will be about change. I’m leaving school, growing up and moving out from the teenage comforts of home. It’ll speak about the themes of friendship and the struggles around losing those relationships to distance and trying to maintain those you can. So you’re moving to Auckland … It’s daunting, but in saying that I am more excited than scared. I know Auckland is where I am meant to go, it just takes a lot to get myself prepared to actually make the move. I’m going to miss my family. It’s lovely to know that I always have a secure place to come back to. What’s the best thing about making music? The process of creation itself. You start out with emotions on scraps of notebook

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paper. Then you take your heart on your sleeve and hand it to a producer who turns each track into a masterpiece. Of course, the creation of the songs is only the start; the process continues through to the release, the branding, the music videos, the band practices and then the performance. You meet such incredible people along the way and it all shapes you into the person you are to this moment. What’s next? My focus is my first live performance. It really excites me to imagine what the atmosphere will be like standing on a stage with my band around me for the first time as these songs come alive. I also can’t wait to complete the next EP and travel back to Bagnall Hill in Pirongia with my producer Leroy. smokemusic.co.nz/nakita


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