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Christchurch Here & Now AUTUMN 2015 | FREE

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CONTENTS 08 OWN THIS CITY Celebrate autumn in the city. 27 FEAST The gourmand's guide to Christchurch. 67 LIVE, LIFE, LOVE Fashion, lifestyle and living. 70 GET THIS Autumn's fashion must-haves. 77 THE SELF Celebrate mind, body and soul. 82 CS LIVING All things house, home and lifestyle. 92 HERE & NOW Christchurch's hottest autumn tix.

Editor’s note As this issue went to

print we marked our 4-year anniversary since the devastating February 22 earthquakes savaged our city. Looking back it’s amazing to see just how far we’ve come and what we’ve achieved during this time as our city, homes and lives are rebuilt, regenerated and revitalised. While there is still much to do, together we are working towards an exciting future filled with limitless possibility and opportunity. We also get to be involved in the rebirth of an even better, stronger and more dynamic city. Kia kaha CHCH!



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Fusion @ The Asiatique

Southern comfort Brimming with sass, Tequila Mockingbird’s new sibling Boo Radley’s Food & Liquor rocks a bourbon drenched Mississippi vibe.

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Recent additions to the city scene include prohibition-style swanky speakeasy Mama Hooch on Colombo Street; it's the brainchild of the talented troop behind Venuti (handily located just down the road). Also new to the neighbourhood is Bodhi Tree sibling Rangoon Ruby, who are rocking their signature Burmese along Colombo Street. Fans of hearty, home-cooked Italian are welcoming Casa Nostra (pictured) to the city’s dining scene. Helmed by

the original Tutto Bene team, they’re bringing their epic flavours to the old Gorilla digs in Ferrymead. Over on Victoria Street the clock is ticking down to the opening of Castrols Bar & Café, a new venture from the creators of The Serious Sandwich. Seismic tremors of the new kind were felt when perennial pre-quake fave Vesuvio re-erupted at the old Wine Bar site next door to Keo Thai in Carlton Courts. Sydenham’s taste buds are now tingling with the arrival

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of the bodacious Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese hybrid Fusion @ The Asiatique on Wordsworth Street, while funky Mexican cantina chain Mexico Food & Liquor has opened on the corner of Hereford and Manchester Streets. On the fashion front, local designers are behind boutique Blackeyepeach in Cathedral Junction, while high-end lifestyle furniture has a new contender with the arrival of David Shaw Limited on Antigua Street.


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Good news for Christchurch’s movie hounds – arthouse darling Alice Cinematheque is opening two new boutique cinemas this year. Rekindling the glamour and grandeur of a night at the movies, three-screen offering Rangiora Town Hall Cinemas (complete with café and a fully licensed bar) swings open its lavish doors in early March, while a two screen cinema is also tipped to open at The Tannery complex in Woolston midyear. Alice in Videoland director Jeremy Steward said the new cinemas were part of the famous rental store's move into theatres due to the popularity of movie streaming, and would showcase a mix of arthouse and handselected blockbusters.

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AT THE MOVIES If ever there was a place void of common courtesy and decency, it’s the cinema. The lights go down, the movie starts and you settle in for 2 hours of retinadazzling mobile phone screens and furious texting (let’s not forget the occasional call!), incessant rustling, personal space invaders and – the very worst offenders – talkers. Urgh, stop rehashing last night’s dinner or narrating the film/ giving the actors advice! (FYI: a) you are not Morgan Freeman, and b) they can’t hear you!) When entering these hallowed, darkened halls of shared escapism, there are implied rules. Firstly, the no mobiles screener is not there for your health (though texting and taking/making calls during a movie is a great way to lose a couple of teeth). If it’s a spacious screening, stretch out – don’t sit directly in front of, or next to, someone else. Open any excessively packaged snacks during the trailers and advertising. Finally, if arriving late, don’t go interrupting people’s cinema-going experience with the audacity of asking them to move over – suck it up, hit the front row and leave earlier next time!


South City Mall’s latest and funkiest tenant Halo & Hazard is home to the essentials to wear, love and rock (their words, but we’re totally on board). Visit and you’ll find a signature blend of boho-chic lace, floral, denim, and phenomenal service. Prowl their gorgeous prints and indieinspired jewellery and send summer off in style.

HIGH ROTATION: DEVILISH MARY & THE HOLY ROLLERS We’re lovin’ Lyttelton three-piece Devilish Mary & The Holy Rollers’ longawaited blistering self-titled debut. This fiery audio baptism that weaves western swing with edgy smouldering torch song (by way of David Lynch) is guaranteed to quicken the pulse and heat up any revival tent. Helmed by sirenlike chanteuse Anita Clark and her equally electric cohorts Ben Woolley and Simon Gregory, it’s the perfect soundtrack to a life on the backslide – can we get an Amen? Catch the unholy trio live at Civil & Naval, Dragons Den Social Lounge, Pomeroy's and Volstead Trading Company.

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Olé! The Royal New Zealand Ballet goes tilting at windmills in March (11–14) with Don Quixote. Opening their 2015 season "somewhere in La Mancha", the RNZB will perform Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th century tale of adventure, chivalry, love (and a bit of rambling) – one of world literature’s most venerated treasures, and a story that has inspired one of the greatest works in classical ballet. The RNZB’s own production of the work is described as a fiery, flirtatious delight that combines virtuoso choreography with a comic flair that is sure to appeal to all ages. Then in May (28–30), the company returns to the city to present Salute, (pictured) a very special piece created in collaboration with New Zealand composers and choreographers and the New Zealand Army Band to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings. Grab tix from Ticketek for both of these contrasting performances.

LATE NIGHT DELIGHTS Taco lovers rejoice: the Mexican maestros at Mexicano’s are now rocking a $5 taco menu from 10pm seven nights a week! Can’t decide between the killer fire-grilled flank steak, tomato, peppers with black olive salsa or the cumin-battered market fish, salsa mojito and coriander? Now you can have both for $10 – bring on the Mex madness!

THE ICONIC: HOLLYWOOD CINEMA Christchurch’s grand dame of movies, the Hollywood Cinema has been plying its trade seaside since 1938. The old girl got things going with 1937 flick Wings of the Morning and has been the home of Sumner cinema ever since, outlasting all of its contemporaries to be the only suburban cinema in the city still standing and running after 80 years of operation. Local legend Lang Masters has helmed the cinema for more than 50 of those years, and visiting Lang’s pride and joy today to catch an arthouse hit or blockbuster at one of the 3 theatres is like taking a delightfully anachronistic trip back in time to when movies meant glamour. The draping curtains, giant Oscar statue and comfy seats recall the heyday of Hollywood (fortunately, not everything needs to be old skool, with state-ofthe-art Dolby sound and high definition picture in place), making going to the movies an occasion again!


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SCORPIO RISING A haven for booklovers and filled with the brand-new book fragrance of paper, ink and glue, it’s easy to lose yourself among the thousands of titles available at Christchurch’s beloved independent book stores Scorpio Books. Add a million-plus title database, old school leather library chairs and some seriously knowledgeable book fiends on the staff to the mix, and it’s no surprise this iconic institution is the go-to store for the well-read.



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1 Eco Haven Merino Cardy (RRP $179) from Chalky Digits 2 Ann Demeulemeester Double Zip Ankle Boots (RRP $1,810) from Victoria Black 3 Saben Dash Handbag (RRP $489) from Issimo 4 Moooi Prop Light Round Double Pendant (RRP $10,280) from KS Lighting 5 Tedd Deco Jug (RRP $49.95) from Freedom Furniture 6 Studio Cockatoo Frida Sunrise A4 Art Print (RRP $39) from Raw Nova 7 Melody Rose Skull in Crown Teapot (RRP $210) and Teacup and Saucer (RRP $95) from Copper + Pink 8 Leather Wrap with 18ct Rose Gold and Rose Quartz Drops (POA) from Filigree 9 Amber Sceats Cuff Ring (RRP $59) from Robin Pierre.


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Rotunda Live brass band meets contemporary dance.  27 Mar




composer connections Salute Freddy Kempf’s The Food Show New Zealand Chamber Remembering Gallipoli 100 Beethoven Phat Freddy Take a national gourmet Soloists. years on. drops Ludwig on the ivories. odyssey in the city.  21 May  28 – 30 May  10 Mar  1 – 3 May

FAMILY REUNIONS If there was ever a time for self-medication via over-the-counter sleeping aids and alcohol, or springing the ‘get out of jail free’ card (that unexpected work trip), it’s family reunion time. Learn to sidestep the social landmines and go in with the right headspace though, and you might even enjoy yourself … Sure, you love ‘em – they’re family, right? But there’s generally a reason why you don’t see the extended fam that often outside of non-church-based activities, so when they come together it’s like an apocalyptic alignment of planets. Cramming the familials into one venue and then adding booze unleashes a whole new world of insanity where, two hours in, best behaviour inevitably starts waning and a high-octane meltdown (or two) is suddenly on the cards. Firstly, stay out of the firing line and avoid the fallout. You’re gonna want to roll with the (many) punches – don’t respond to Uncle Tom’s barely-veiled character slurs with equally jacked-up retorts (he’s not fooling anyone with that matted, skew-whiff hairline, so no need to point it out). Go easy on the cans; as much as it seems like a good idea, losing your inhibitions and telling that ballin’ cousin who’s been stunting on you all day what you really think is never going to end well. And remember, unless you’re a Jolie-Pitt, family reunions are lame, so just go with it and have a good time (it’ll be over sooner than you think!).


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Vic’s Café PG 65

Beat STREET cafÉ PG 36

Brigittes PG 37

The Villas PG 65

CafÉ Lumes PG 37

Café Sismo PG 37

therapy PG 62

Dose CafÉ PG 44

cafÉs of christchurch Christchurch’s post-quake café scene is booming, and there’s never been a better time to venture out, try something new, and discover another fave haunt to down a flat white and a couple of yummo morsels. From the tried-andtrue institutions that are still going strong to hipster hangouts, Sunday-drive destinations to throw into the GPS, ‘new Christchurch’ pop-ups and a bit of old-world elegance (pinky finger off that teacup!), there’s a host of options to suit your preferences, or even just your mood – here’s the highlights reel. procopÉ coffee house PG 57 Passengers + CO PG 55

Pukeko Junction CafÉ & Deli PG 58

Ris’tretto PG 58

Mama Hooch PG 51 Rocksalt PG 60

The Rock PG 58


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Seven cafÉ PG 60

town tonic PG 55


Sure, it’s good to support your local café where they know your name and start fixing your morning coffee when they clock you walking through the door. But sometimes you need to share the love – how else will you discover that to-die-for crazy new muffin combo or exotic new blend on the scene? Help is at hand – spin the Cityscape café compass and find a new place or two to try.

CITY CENTRE The city centre is pretty much bursting with awesome cafés and crazy good coffee fixin’s from Blax Espresso Bar, Boulevard Café & Bar and the little slice of Christchurch history that is the Antigua Boat Sheds Café to the understated cool of Café Lumes and their bodacious soft brew single origin filter roast coffee of the week. Caffeine Laboratory’s sensational new chargrilled chicken salad, the kumara & bacon risotto cakes on offer at Your Place Café & Bar, the florist/café hybrid hip at Pepperberry Café and the addictive cold drip creations from the caffeine alchemists at Vivace Roastery & Café are all musts. NORTH Head north for

two of the three Savoire Café & Wine Bars in Bishopdale and Merivale (the third is in Beckenham – just so you know!); you’ll also find Café Metro’s


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to The Rock Café Sumner, where water views join bodacious baked goods, a slick menu and the opportunity to enjoy live music on a Sunday arvo with a cheeky beer or wine. You’ll find former Poplar Lanes staple and family affair Mitchelli’s Café Rinato at home in The Tannery serving some of the city’s finest calzones alongside the awesome acai berry smoothie, while Urban Corner Café in New Brighton get creative with the Surf n’ Turf in this funky container fitout.

WEST Go west (come on, we had to say it!) to Middleton and tap the genius of Café Kudos’ mixed berry pancakes: they’re light and fluffy and art-inspired café serving SOUTH Take a trip to smothered in berries mixed seriously good coffee Cashmere for the gourmet through a cinnamon crème alongside an extensive goodies on offer at Taste @ selection of teas (13 types!) Twenty, where primo coffee fraiche – straight up in Merivale too. In Russley, is served alongside some of addictive. In Addington Bean Scene Café’s polenta sustainable style joins one the city’s finest baked fries take some beating of the country's leading delights, a swell deli and (seriously, try ’em) and sustainable cafés at market fresh produce. Milieu Café serves a Untouched World's Native Lending swagger to Garden Café. Rocking trumped up version of old Sydenham you’ll find Strowan is Rock Salt, home roasters extraordinaire skool classic brekkie lambs of the legendary hangover Underground Coffee fry and bacon with curing big breakfast. The serving up their famous fair dangerously good coffee. latest pit-stop to the Joe’s trade faves on Colombo Swing by the cool catz at Garage stable has made a Café Sismo in Riccarton for Street, while the crew at welcome addition to the a laidback escape, take in The Serious Sandwich in top end of Cranford Street, the extensive range of The Colombo serves its Garden Hotel’s Garden Bar signature one-size-only French cheese behind the Café (GBC to its friends) in coffee alongside, as their glass at Decant Vintners & Shirley adds live music to name suggests, seriously Epicures, tackle Ground the mix in the evenings, gourmet sangas. Floor Café’s Steak Manwich while in St Albans you can or the sensational pea and EAST Looking for a join the suspended coffee seaside escape? Take a trip mint fritters at Seven Café. movement at Ris'tretto.

CAFÉ SENSIBILITIES Not quite cafés, these places rock awesome daytime menus and killer coffee all the same: Baretta Bar & Restaurant, The Cornershop Bistro, Clink Restaurant & Bar, Curator’s House, Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, Governors Bay Hotel, Hinton’s, JDV, Morrell & Co, No.4 Bar & Restaurant, Strawberry Fare, Sugarhorse, The Pedal Pusher, Torenhof Belgian Beer Café, Trevinos Restaraunt & Bar and Valley Inn Tavern.


waipara hills PG 66


The Serious Sandwich PG 62

bean scene cafÉ PG 36


Vivace roastery & cafÉ PG 19

GBC – Garden Bar CafÉ PG 46

Chalfont Café & Bar PG 38

Milieu CafÉ PG 51

Ilex PG 49

The honeypot cafÉ PG 48

Pepperberry CafÉ & Florist PG 54

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taste @ twenty Pg 32

joe’s garage PG 49

Urban Corner CAFÉ PG 64

Under the red Verandah PG 64

INSTITUTIONS Our tried and true city favourites: where would we be without them? Some have had facelifts or relocations forced upon them with many adding a few new twists – C1 will fire your sliders at you via pneumatic tube, Futurama-style, the new Black Betty is more spacious than ever before, Terra Viva has branched out with an entirely new bakery offering in Woolston and The Villas, the iconic Coffee House on Montreal Street has expanded in spectacular renovations to encompass the house next door! Whether you’re tapping into the relaxed bistro dining with a touch of class at Brigittes in the

heart of Merivale, watching the magic happen at the open plan bakery goodness of Vic’s Café, taking in the views and cabinet food to die for at The Cup, savouring the moments at Copenhagen Bakery, Oddfellows Café or the casual cool of Lyttelton Coffee Company, you know you’re in good hands. Inner city havens include the iconic Under the Red Verandah (pictured) with its sunny courtyard, Procopé’s long awaited return to Victoria Street and new digs in Fendalton, irrepressible fave The Honeypot Café, C4 and the culinary craftiness of Underground Coffee Company.

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 or cruise around Lyttelton and over to Diamond Harbour (or take the ferry) and kickback in the sunshine at Chalfont or Godley Café, where homemade goodness reigns supreme. Take the turn off and keep going to the bustling Little River Café for a side of rural and an art fix after or sample the decadent delights on offer at Blue Duck Café. Head north and enjoy a languorous lunch amid the vines at Waipara Hills, the amazing smoked chicken, roasted vegetable & cream cheese calzone on offer at Pukeko Junction Café or the bistro stylings of Nor’Wester Café.

Keep on truckin’ Sometimes, when an earthquake knocks all your buildings down, you have to get your tasty food to your appreciative audience without one. Enter the food truck, the pop-up and the coffee cart! We’re especially well covered for some excellent Mexican in the food truck department, with the likes of primo Mex/Kiwi fusion at Tiki Taco, Bueno Latin Cantina, Loco’s Tex Mex Cuisine, Tommy Taco and Mamacita’s. For bangin’ pizza on the fly the crew at BASE Woodfired Pizza are the guys to tap, otherwise you’ll find clusters of cool at The Commons and the primo mix of the southern flavours of The Holy Grill, Vietnamese at Street Food, Fueled by Coffee and Japanese at Hakoya at 100 Peterborough Street (opposite the library), or get brewed on the go at The Caffeine Laboratory, The Barista, Macs Coffee and Coffee Zone.

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The Tea House PG 61


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Little River Café PG 50

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If you find that your coffee supply isn’t up to your own high standards, urgent action is required. A number of companies around Christchurch have done just that and given those beans we crave their own loving treatment. And better yet, at their own café offerings you can try before you buy: portside at Lyttelton Coffee Company, Vivace Roastery & Café which has been successfully supplying cafés around New Zealand with perfectly roasted beans since 1997 (so you know it’s doing something right), Crafted Coffee Company, Hummingbird Coffee’s weekday café Oddfellows, Switch Espresso’s trio of cafés Black Betty, Industrie Espresso Bar and Switch New Brighton, or Upshot Coffee and Underground Coffee Company’s air-roasted beans (ethical and fair-trade, natch) which are brewed up at several outlets around the city.



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. Maybe you fancy a bit of repurposed retro in Hello Sunday’s former church (pictured), or to depart the everyday with the gourmet treats that await at exotic eatery Passengers + Co? For super laid-back, imbibe amongst the second-hand chic behind the red door at Beat Street, or for an industrial edge you can’t beat the speakeasy swank of prohibition cool Mama Hooch. Sophistication and share plates abound at Addington’s Town Tonic, while neighbours Addington Coffee Co-Op’s wares come with a side serving of good karma, Mrs Hucks combines class with quirk, and Dose Café's alt-cool urban brings a touch of Melbourne swag to Tuam Street.

hello sunday PG 47

Hakoya pg 56

The Holy Grill pg 56

Fueled By Coffee pg 56

You’ve got to pay attention in Christchurch, because if you blink, you might miss yet another sweet new venue opening up. Let’s bring you up to speed – venues that are new on the block and worth familiarising yourself with include the airy environment at Ilex (pictured), Little Merchants, Mama Hooch, the flash new Therapy in the regenerating CBD, the new Underground HQ on Durham Street, Allpress Espresso and Havana Coffee Works. Go have a nosey!

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 the new BearLion Foods focuses on real food that is organic, gluten and dairy free.

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Sure, you might have started the year with good intentions, but how are those New Year’s resolutions panning out? Cityscape grabs the Year of the Goat by the horns, consults the experts and finds out what’s on the cards for 2015 and how to get back on track with rocking your best year ever. From the hottest exercise and nutrition, why change is good and why you need to de-clutter – this year, it’s all about you. approach it from a constructive place. Aiming to improve your health is far more motivating in the long-term than wanting to fit a particular clothes size. Skin Health The way to When I ask audiences what achieve healthy and radiant happens when they go on a skin is through nourishment. diet, ironically, most people For healthy skin, keeping answer that they gain hydrated is essential. In the weight. You’re not summer months, drinking demolishing everything in plenty of water and isotonic EXPERT ADVICE the pantry because you drinks like coconut water think you’re doing can be beneficial. Skin also something good for your loves essential fats: sources health. Consider what it is include oily fish, flaxseeds, you are trying to make up With New Year’s resolutions fraught with failure, avocado, coconut, walnuts for or suppressing by Cityscape caught up with lifestyle guru and holistic and pecans. Vitamin-Cover-eating or choosing bad rich foods such as citrus, nutrition specialist Dr Libby for the lowdown on food. When people overeat berries, kiwifruit and capsicum they are often looking for creating a healthier you. all support optimal collagen soul food, not food food. bodies constantly every A new year often sparks a formation and maintenance Identify the feelings you are desire to change aspects of day. The body is extremely for glowing skin. seeking and fulfil this need your life you feel may not be efficient at detoxification, Emotional connection more often with alternative but it is the lifestyle choices serving you. Yet, whatever activities (to overeating) What does the New Year we make that determine the radical ideas for the that support your health. represent for you? When New Year may be, many how efficiently our liver is making a resolution, people embark on able to do this job. One of unsustainable and the easiest ways to far-from-healthy plans. naturally support TOP 5 NEW YEAR SWAPS Let’s look at sustainable detoxification processes is 1. Ditch coffee for green or herbal tea for 4 weeks. steps to improving health to take a break from coffee 2. Choose eggs over high sugar breakfast cereal to and wellbeing. and alcohol. Support this start the day. change with green tea and a Detoxification For diet rich in fresh leafy green 3. Trade a chocolate bar with something you’ve some, the word vegetables, such as detoxification conjures up prepared from Sweet Food Story. watercress, rocket, spinach, images of eating rabbit 4. Swap all cold drinks for water and freshen it up food and feeling awful, but dandelion leaves and with some lemon and lime. what is often forgotten is Chinese greens, and you are that detoxification is a well on your way to a more 5. Switch the focus on your weight for a focus on your process that goes on in our energised you. A challenge I health … and watch your weight fall into place! often like to set people focusing on improving their detoxification processes is to avoid anything that comes in a packet for 10 days.

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Bin 5 pieces of clothing you never wore last year (or the year before that!). Go on, rip off that plaster – it won’t hurt a bit!

SOCIAL MEDIA ANXIETY Do you find yourself constantly checking your phone at all hours of the day and night just to keep tabs on the updates of all your “friends” on Facebook and Instagram? If so, chances are you’ve contracted a case of FOMO (fear of missing out), brought on by watching the filtered lives of others and thinking they’re having a better time than you – or, worse, MOMO (mystery of missing out) when you start freaking out if there’s a lull in a prolific poster’s feed – seriously, what could they be doing that’s SO amazing they can’t post about it? Now you’ll never know what they had for lunch. Time to consider a digital detox or mobile diet (switch your phone off for five hours) – you need to avoid adding Liker’s Thumb to your digital medical file!


Are you running out of space around the house, but still buying more acquisitions? Is your house starting to look more museumy/ shriney than homely? If so, you could be on the highway to hoarding. So before the family intervention rocks up with the TV cameras rolling, you might wanna consider an access-all-areas decluttering. Sufferers of stuffocation (too much stuff) can often feel anxious, frustrated and out of control, and decluttering brings about the generation of fresh energy, creates physical and mental space and helps chase off negative emotions. Living more with less doesn’t mean getting all Yoko Ono minimalist on your life, but chances are if you haven’t worn or used something (think about all those ‘as seen on TV’ gadgets) in 6 months, then you might not need it. Take baby steps when starting out; combined, small steps will lead to big improvements that will be easier to maintain long-term. Why not join the growing number of people who are trading gathering more possessions for enjoying experiences such as holidays, festivals, the theatre, and spending time with friends? RECLAIMING FAT

why butter’s better After decades of being told to avoid butter because of its saturated fat content, butter is now being hyped as a health food. So what gives? Rich in fat-soluble vitamins including A, E and K2, butter is a natural product, and unlike substitute products with long chemical numbers and colouring codes, it’s easily absorbed by the body. The most easily-absorbed form of vitamin A, butter also helps in the absorption of vitamins and minerals from vegetables when you cook them in it. It’s also filled with antioxidants and Lecithin ... perhaps it’s time to make the switch back?

BOTANICAL MEDICINES With modern medicine born of the natural world, many are now looking beyond computer-aided drug design and back to natural sources – the wild substances that form the basis of our medicine cabinets. The resurgence in using natural tonic herbs to treat the body instead of popping a pill offers a more natural approach to treating ailments (with fewer side effects), while also nourishing and protecting the body and organs. Try the natural alternative at The Apothecary, The Herb Centre, The Herbal Dispensary and Pascha – Nourishing Body and Soul.


OWN THIS CITY NEW YEAR, NEW YOU feel the energy for the change you want to have, and this requires an element of committed focus. You will not sustain positive change out of reaction to unhappiness or discomfort. This can be a trigger for needed change but it will not sustain the change you want. The positive change that aligns you with the feeling of flow in your life asks you to know what is Cityscape caught up with Pascha good and right for you; it – Nourishing Body and Soul’s asks you to keep doing what Jonathan Spark to find out why a is good and right. Let go of what you know is not good change will do you good. for you. To allow change, to be open to good change, change that much, I have embrace. There is a been really looking at some change that can bring good difference in changing things, let go of what no because of unhappiness and simple steps that allow self or others’ criticism and change for the good. Here’s longer works, the patterns and behaviours that do not what I’ve found: Know the changing because you can really support the real you. feel you are more, that there feeling of what you want change for in your life – be it You know what these are. In is more and that you want doing so you make space your health, abundance, more. This is about the and room for something happiness, relationships. change that is inviting Know and imagine how this else, something better to alignment with your true come into your life, and it self. Because change can be may feel and give yourself hard, and because at times, time to be with the feeling, may just be the thing you after 20 years as a therapist, not just the idea or thought, really want. but the feeling. You need to I have wondered if people EXPERT ADVICE


We have all heard how change is the one constant in life; we want change, but do we seek change? I have come to see that change can feel hard, sometimes too hard, but even in resignation to not changing we cannot ignore the voice and feeling inside that tells us we need to change. This year I invite you to consider the change you want, not the change you should


What’s hot in Fitness Cityscape tapped the genius of health and fitness consultant and the office personal trainer Jean Scott to find out what we can expect in fitness trends this year. Getting in shape this year is all about going back to basics with bodyweight training. Bodyweight exercises are a simple, highly effective way to improve balance, flexibility, and strength without machinery or weights. From legs and shoulders to chest and abs, every part of the body can get stronger through body resistance alone. What’s more it can be done practically anywhere. Turn your lounge or backyard into your gym and make with the planks, push-ups, squats, pull-ups and ab rolls. I think we will also see an increase in running because it’s so convenient. You can go for a run from home and be back in 30 minutes and back into life. Interval training will still be a big hit. Fast, intense and challenging for a short period. People don’t have the time to exercise for long periods, so they are looking for smarter ways to achieve their goals.


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More people will take up group training. It’s encouraging, social and for those that crave it, competitive.

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DEAD ON Day of the Dead-themed south-of-the-border bombshell Mexicano’s brings the heavenly union of tequila (seriously, check out this menu already!) with sassed up Mexican fare, all the while channelling just enough From Dusk to Dawn swag (see the above beer taps) to keep things more than a little interesting.






It’s a grill house, but not as you know it. Riffing on the classic cocktail and the axe-happy queen, Bloody Mary’s seamlessly blends swank and sophistication into a lavish yet unpretentious bar/lounge (whiskey lounge, by the way!)/restaurant. It’s no ordinary slashie; buttery leather meets broody dark timber, a glittering top shelf, killer cocktail list and Canterbury’s (and a little further afield) finest produce. Key to the menu is the heaven-sent Canterbury prime angus, 21-day aged, grass fed, bone-in 700g rib eye (pictured). If you’re going to lose your head over a steak, this is the place to do it.

DECONSTRUCTING… The Herb Centre’s Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Patty

TWO OF A KIND Our autumn pairing pitches the fiery goodness of Chorizos Garcia’s award-winning Hot Fresh Chorizo with West Coast wonder Glasseye Creek Wild Meat Sauce. The Pairing: If truth be told, Chorizos Garcia’s legendary snags need little help in the flavour stakes and are perfect with a cold beer or red wine. Bursting with free-range pork and Spain’s finest paprika, we cooked the chorizo in cider to balance its earthy, smoky goodness with a little acid and bring out the natural sweetness. While this was perfection on the palate, adding a tangy kick of Wild Meat Sauce jacked the flav-omoter off the chart.

Homemade chutney adds a burst of flavour

Beetroot and carrot salad support the liver

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Pegasus Bay Riesling 2012 A regular standout from the Pegasus Bay vineyards, the 2012 release continues to raise an impressively vertiginous bar. Expect to be greeted by hints of rich apple and pear aromatics, while a marriage of citrus, nectarine and lychee on the palate are braced by a steely mineral edge, and tangy ginger and spice draw out the finish – it’s best enjoyed alongside Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. RRP $30 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2014 Hang on to that summer time feeling with the bottled sunshine that is Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris. Breathe in honeyed top notes of spicy red apple and quince paste, followed by the crisp fresh flavours of pear, apple and hints of ginger on the palate and seamless transition to a delicate finish – the perfect accompaniment to spicy/ feisty savoury dishes. RRP $21.99 Nutrient dense and packed with protein, quinoa is a superfood Herbs and flowers grown onsite for optimum freshness

Raw crunchy salads are full of vitamins and minerals




Set your taste buds to 'bam!' when dining at Fusion @ the Asiatique which, true to its name, serves up a killer mix of Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese. Sydenham’s latest, this fusion hybrid hot house focuses on fresh, tasty and nutritious in super comfy surrounds. Expect to be hit square upside the palate with the zing and kick of the freshly-ground herbs and spices that are featured in everything from Nyonya curries to the heavenly signature spicy ginger garlic chilli house sauce offered on each table.

Not content with turning out one of the world’s favourite liqueurs, the makers of Baileys Original Irish Cream have turned their hand to alchemy and created liquid gold by adding real Belgian chocolate to the mix (really!). In what’s possibly one of the most decadent combos ever to grace a glass, Baileys Chocolat Luxe melds the lucky chocolate (over 200 of the world’s finest were tested) with Irish whiskey, cream and Madagascan vanilla to create a molten chocolate drink worthy of the gods. RRP $39.99 BUTTER ’EM UP Brush off the autumnal chill with Dragons Den Social Lounge’s cocktail king Chris Jamieson’s buttery beauty the Caramel Butter Martini – wicked in every sense! FIXIN’S 50ml 666 Autumn Butter Vodka 10ml Creme de Cacao Buttered popcorn METHOD Fill a coupe glass with ice and leave to chill. Fill a mixing glass with ice and add the 666 Autumn Butter Vodka and Creme de Cacao and stir for approximately 20 rotations. Empty the ice from the coupe and single strain the mix into the glass. Garnish with buttered popcorn.

HISTORY REPEATING The history of the grand old pre-quake Carlton may be missed, but really, it’s hard to be too sad when you see what’s replaced it: a spacious, atmospheric and well-flash bar and grill that channels its colonial-era predecessor.

BEER ME UP, SCOTTY Clear the schedule, prime the palate and lock in a sober driver: the fourth annual Great Kiwi Beer Festival returns to Hagley Park on March 28. Hosting more than 50 craft breweries and over 300 different brews, expect top nosh from more than 30 gourmet food producers and tunes from Pseudo Echo (Funky Town!) and Kiwi icons Hello Sailor, with support from Sola Rosa, Thomas Oliver and Summer Thieves.


Cityscape has two double passes to the Great Kiwi Beer Festival to giveaway. To enter, send us an email at with Beer Festival in the subject header and tell us who you’d take and why they deserve to go. Entries close March 25.



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How did you get into horseradish sauce? I have been Cityscape catches up with making horseradish sauce for about 10 years now. I joined Mandys Horseradish forces with another Mandy (hence the name), who was in whisperer Mandy Steel. possession of an old family recipe. After 4 years I bought her out. Best thing about your job? When I get great feedback from my customers and renowned chefs it puts a smile on my face and justifies the effort. Fave way to enjoy your sauce? Roast Beef, Yorkshire puddings, gravy and a big dollop of horseradish sauce! I can’t eat salmon without horseradish either. One thing people probably don’t know about horseradish? The colder the soil is, the hotter the horseradish is! Horseradish has many medicinal qualities, such as boosting the immune and circulatory systems and fighting colds. Brag files? A highlight so far would be winning a Cuisine Artisan Award. What’s next – world domination? Of course! We’ll need many more acres of horseradish for that to happen; maybe I’ll start with Australia first …


COCO LOCO The world’s going nuts for Vita Coco’s coconut water. Packed with nutrients and the perfect way to rehydrate after a gym session (or to stave off a hangover after a session on the cans) this celebrity must-have is buzzing with natural electrolytes after young coconuts are picked, cracked and packed at the source. Add a lower sugar content than regular soft drinks and most fruit juices, no fat or cholesterol and you have the perfect, guilt-free pick me up. RRP $2.99 (330ml), $5.99 (1L)


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Foodies rejoice – the time to eat and drink your way around New Zealand without leaving the city is upon us. For three gloriously calorific days (1 – 3 May) The Food Show will be bringing gourmet goodies and delicious drops from pointy end to pointy end of the country, along with a massive showcase of local fare to Horncastle Arena. Those looking to brush up on their kitchen skills can hit up the live cooking demos and Masterclasses with culinary legends Andrew Brown, Bevan Smith, Dr Libby, Jonny Schwass, Nici Wickes, Sean Connolly, Stuart Langsford, and Ray McVinnie. Make sure you swing by Palazzo Kitchen and Appliances, Scorpio Books and the Waipara Hills exhibits for some inspiration and a little refreshment.

Giving flowers a run for their money, Gifted’s fresh-baked deliciousness sees a stack of bodacious cookies such as salted caramel and peanuts, hot chilli chocolate (the office fave) and classics like Anzac and choc-a-block delivered anywhere around the country. The packaging is pretty cute too. RRP $45

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Christchurch may not have Willy Wonka, but it’s an increasingly good spot for chocaholics. De Spa Chocolatier has been bringing us premium chocolates in the finest Belgium traditions since 1991. Trade Aid’s recently-opened chocolate factory is heaven for cocoa-lovers, and the fact that it’s all organic and fair trade only adds to the good feelings when you eat it! SHE Universe’s chocolate empire includes their Governor’s Bay HQ and café, a burst of choccy goodness at The Tannery and mobile chocolate shop that is the double-decker Chocolate Bus. They’ll also school you up on producing some chocolate magic yourself. Van Heiningen Chocolates have been hand-making European style chocolates in these parts since 1985. With over 80 varieties, they can spoil you for choice!

the cupcake collection Gourmet food store

Level 2, Westfield Riccarton 03 343 3343 Open: Mon – Wed 9am – 6pm, Thu/Fri 9am – 9pm, Sat/Sun 9am – 6pm 140 Colombo Street, Beckenham 03 332 8432 Open: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 5pm, Sat 9:30am – 4pm

The Cupcake Collection take pride in creating delicious treats that delight the eye as well as the tastebuds, using the finest ingredients in their works of edible art that never fail to surprise and delight. Flavours in their huge range are sourced from all over the world. They also make custom cakes, macarons and biscuits to suit any occasion. Enquire about deliveries for your special occasion.

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GOuRMET FOOD STORE 027 896 2655 Open: Orders Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5pm Price range from $40

A cake ‘By Anna’ tastes as good as it looks, and is made from seasonal, top notch ingredients. The ever-changing menu includes gluten-free, vegan, and paleo options. Follow ‘By Anna’ on Facebook.

j’aime les macarons gourmet food store


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The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham 03 366 9108

Beautiful and delicious! Pop into their store in The Colombo and try their creative range of macarons ... fragrant Rose, tart Lemon, or the famous Salted Butter Caramel. But they don’t stop at macarons – decadent Chocolate & Caramel Layered Cake, Rhubarb, Raspberry & Pistachio Alaskas, Praline Eclairs, and Truffles are just a sample, and cakes and bespoke macarons can be ordered for special occasions. Treat your taste buds at J’aime les macarons!


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taste @ twenty

111 Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 343 4110 Open: Mon – Wed 10:30am – 10pm, Thu/Fri 10:30am – 11pm, Sat 10am – 11pm, Sun 10am – 10pm

20 Colombo Street, Cashmere 03 982 1399 Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 5pm, Sat 7am – 2pm, Sun 9am – 2pm

Frozen yoghurt

Gourmet Food Store/Catering

Say hello to SoYo. Treat yourself from a range of delicious frozen yoghurts and toppings that are constantly changing. It’s a unique, fun experience where you serve yourself, so you can try all sorts of combinations. Have as little or as much as you want – you are in charge of your own yoghurt destiny! Once you’ve made your creation, join your friends upstairs in the cool seating area and watch the world go by.

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.

Born here, SoYo is a family owned-and-operated business.

A unique neighbourhood store by the Cashmere Hills.

Totally Gluten Free Bakery

Crown Limousines

477B Blenheim Road, Sockburn 03 341 1172 Find them on Facebook Open: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4pm, Sat 9am – 3pm

021 491 114


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. The TGF Bakery team are a friendly and helpful bunch that like nothing more than to see you leave smiling because the product is great and won’t cost you an arm and a leg!


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special event transport

From the classic elegance of their white stretched limo to the outrageous fun of their pink and blue convertible limos and the absolute distinction of the Maserati Quattroporte, Crown Limousines have the right car to transform an ordinary event into a truly magical occasion. Talk to the Crown team today about bringing that extra-special touch of class, elegance and fun to your upcoming special occasion. Whatever the event, Crown will give you an experience you’ll enjoy and memories you will treasure. Visit or call 021 491 114 for more information.


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SUGARHORSE Saddled up alongside Kitchen Essentials and

Celebrate the end of prohibition at effortlessly swanky Mama Hooch, Christchurch’s latest hotspot from the fam behind Venuti. Upping northern Colombo Street’s hip factor, Mamas is a slick café, bar and restaurant rockin’ some serious industrial funk where culinary collisions run from the exotic (crispy mushrooms with smoky mayo) through to the aptly-titled meat platter – Mama’s got it goin’ on!

Godfreys on Moorhouse Avenue, Sugarhorse’s sun-drenched sheltered courtyard is an oasis of calm amid the consumerism, and perfect for sipping a primo tap beer or glass of Kiwi wine and grazing from the menu of classics stepped up with sophisticated twists, such as apple cider chicken nibbles, Moroccan spiced lamb and salmon nicoise. No visit is complete without tackling their eponymous cocktail – a heady, creamy mix of violets and fruit – while uncovering the fascinating ‘tail’ of the establishment’s name. With Pete Rathod (of former Sumner fave The Thirsty Marriner fame) behind the reigns, the fine breeding’s apparent – this is no long shot!

THE MILKY WAY Taking an iconic childhood treat and turning it into a bangin’ dessert is genius – which is why we’re all over the Lone Star’s decadent walk down memory lane that is their bodacious Milky Bar Pud. An instant classic, the LS crew drench a dreamy Milky Bar (white chocolate) and buttermilk pudding in hot butterscotch sauce, a hit of white chocolate sauce and a serving of creamy vanilla bean ice cream to create a treat for kids of all ages.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER Sticking with the Harper Lee theme, the team behind Latin fusion fiesta Tequila Mockingbird are rocking Vic Street’s latest offering Boo Radley’s Food & Liquor. Perched above its literary sibling, BRFL serves swanky Southern sass alongside super tasty primo sliders (the blackened market fish is totally boss, just sayin’), the Alabama staple that is fried green tomatoes, bourbon (Maker’s Mark no less!) and coke glazed venison ribs and their piece de resistance – bourbonlaced ‘grown up milkshakes’ – yessum! – while the live music keeps your toes tappin’. Scout and Jem would be proud.


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50 Bistro

Alvarado’s Mexican Cantina

The George, 50 Park Terrace, Central City 03 371 0250 Open: Mon – Sun, 6:30am – 10pm

77 Stevens Street (south of Moorhouse Avenue), Waltham 03 374 4149 Open: 7 days from 11am

50 Bistro offers inspired bistro food with modern flavours, excellent wines and a great bar. The seasonal menu offers a large variety of dishes created from the best local produce and features classics twisted with their own 50 flair. The stylish interior, including orange onyx wall, flows out to a spacious outdoor area with fire tables and living wall.

Handily situated on the edge of the CBD, Alvarado’s new home since 2011 provides a destination environment for the complete Mexican experience. The home of authentic Mexican cuisine in Christchurch, Alvarado’s Mexican Cantina boasts an a la carte restaurant, open daily from 5pm and serving the very best Mexican food, freshly prepared on the premises. Lunchtime and casual dining are also available in the comfortable bar area, which opens daily at 11am.


The perfect place to meet for coffee, cocktails and snacks, or dinner – or enjoy the Nifty 50 lunch for just $29.

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The best in traditional Mexican food, made by Mexicans!

Aroy thai restaurant


61 Victoria Street, Central City 03 365 2400 Find them on Facebook Open: 7 days 11:30am – 2:30pm, Mon – Wed 5pm – 10pm, Thu – Sat 5pm – 1am, Sun 5pm – 10pm

174 St Asaph Street, Central City 03 260 2600 Open: 7 days from 11:30am – late


Aroy Thai is back – back where they belong. Choices are plentiful with their huge menu of old favourites. Dine in or take away; they can even deliver your order anywhere in Christchurch. Everyone is welcoming them back, just as they welcome you to their establishment. Fine dining they are not, but they do ensure all your senses experience enjoyment. Great evenings are enhanced by glorious food. High time you tried their special $12 lunch menu!


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italian/swishy bar

Baretta is a little piece of Italy in Christchurch. From the moment you walk through the door, you will feel like you have stepped back to another time and place. Enjoy a delectable dish from the Italian-inspired menu, try a specialty cocktail, or simply sit back and enjoy a wine from their fabulous selection – all while listening to acoustic duos, and then later in the night, some of the city’s best DJs. Elegant yet down to earth, this is the place to be. Pop in for a quick drink and then stay on till 3am!

Christchurch’s No.1 Dinner & Show Exceptional Teppan Yaki & Sushi Breathtaking culinary performances teppan yaki ~ izakaya bar 85 Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 341 6608 2 Waterman Place, Ferrymead Central 03 348 5644 /-Tonys-Teppan-Yaki-Restaurant


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Arjee bhajee Indian

13C Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 365 6633 5/478 Cranford Street, Redwood 03 352 9133 Open: 7 days, 11:30am – 2pm, 5pm – 10pm

A Christchurch favourite since opening in 2001, Arjee Bhajee serves up delicious Euro-Indian cuisine creations that are completely free of food colours and preservatives. Indian with attitude, Arjee Bhajee brings a fresh outlook on and approach to traditional Indian cuisine which gives it an exciting point of difference. Arjee Bhajee’s focus on healthy, natural food has proved popular with Christchurch diners, as well as travellers, who have awarded the restaurant the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for three consecutive years. They offer a special Stripped version of their curries which removes all dairy products, reducing the fat content and making the curry healthier. With tempting specialities like venison and portobello mushroom, Nepali variations, North Indian cuisines, vegan options and the best bhajees around, Arjee Bhajee delivers Indian with a difference that’s sure to satisfy. Get your fix today! Gluten- and dairy-free food available. Dine in and takeaway.

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Beat STREET cafÉ

359 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 338 9106 Open: 7 days, 7:30am till late

324 Barbadoes Street, Central City 03 366 6324 Open: Sat – Tue 7am – 5pm, Wed – Fri 7am – 10pm Find them on Facebook

“The Original Container Bar” is a popular café, restaurant and bar for locals and visitors alike. Bean Scene serves up supreme coffee, fresh cabinet food and award-winning breakfasts and lunches, while Cargo Bar is renowned for its pizzas, extensive tapas menu and funky jam jar cocktails, with a menu created from All Blacks, Black Caps and other sporting codes. A real tourism attraction for all visitors. A private function room (pictured bottom) is also available.

Behind the iconic red door, you’ll find local art, food, and good music. Beat Street Café uses organic breads, freerange eggs, local free-farmed bacon, Stewart Island salmon, and locally sourced produce – there’s also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available. They’re part of the suspended coffee movement and a conscious consumer. There’s indoor/outdoor seating and craft beers and wine served in a unique setting in the central city development.

Call ‘H’ on 021 843 432 to talk about your next function!

All kai made on site – Beat Street loves you. CHUR!

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CafÉ Lumes

Shop 5, 209 Papanui Road, Merivale 03 355 6150 Open: Mon – Wed 8am – 4pm, Thu – Sat 8am – late, Sun 9am – 4pm

107 Fitzgerald Avenue, Central City 03 366 2090 Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm, Sat 8am – 3pm

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Brigittes has been an iconic Merivale eatery for over 35 years. European-inspired décor features in their bustling restaurant, and with their sheltered and modern courtyard and quiet and cosy garden room, they have spaces for all your requirements. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus offer both firm Brigittes favourites and fresh seasonal fare. The espresso is legendary and made with love and skill by friendly staff. They look forward to seeing you soon!

Café Lumes now sits proudly on busy Fitzgerald Avenue. The café itself is sunny and warm, with plenty of seating available in its slick, minimalist interior (featuring delightful details). It’s service with a smile here, which adds to the overall charm, and to top it off, all the delicious cabinet food and tempting menu offerings are made on site with love. The shining light, however, is the espresso, made with expert care and love from excellent specialty coffee beans. Café Lumes – your daily ritual.

Bloody Mary’s

Steakhouse/swishy bar 30 Latimer Square, Central City 03 943 5937

Bloody Mary’s is a premium steakhouse renowned for its local, seasonallyfocused, uncomplicated and approachable cuisine. The secluded lounge is perfect for a quiet cocktail or whiskey. Choose from the extensive list!

Boo Radley’s food & liquor

southern USA/swishy bar Level 1, 98 Victoria Street, Central City 03 366 9906 Open: 7 days 4pm – 3am

Boo Radley’s offers a relaxed, atmospheric environment. Enjoy great live music while grazing on tasty, Cajun/Southern-inspired plates and a cocktail or two.

Café Sismo Café

35 Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 348 1984 Find them on Facebook Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 8am – 3pm

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!

Discover Boo Radleys tonight!


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Café Valentino

Civil & Naval

168 St Asaph Street, Central City 03 377 1886 Open: 7 days from 12pm

16 London Street, Lyttelton 03 328 7206 Open: Mon – Sun 10am – late


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 cocktail.

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Previously a tailors of the same name, Civil & Naval is a new bar and tapas restaurant. Placed on Lyttelton’s main drag, they specialise in craft beer, an eclectic wine list and some seriously good bar snacks and small plates. Try their selection of housemade sodas either on their own or in a cocktail.

Get into Café Valentino for a thoroughly satisfying autumn!

Chalfont Café & Bar café

The Diamond Harbour Country Store, 2 Waipapa Avenue, Diamond Harbour 03 329 4465 Open: Mon – Wed 9am – 4pm, Thu – Sun 9am till late (separate dinner menu served Thu – Sun, bookings recommended)

Open seven days a week, Chalfont Café and Bar in Diamond Harbour is just a 10-minute trip by Black Cat Ferry from Lyttelton, or a stunning drive around Lyttelton Harbour. Part of the original Diamond Harbour Country Store, the licensed café offers a wide range of cabinet food and menu options – with gluten-free options aplenty – and only free-range eggs are used in the bustling kitchen. All food is prepared on-site. A French bistro-style setting, expansive deck overlooking the domain and Mt Evans, and an additional grassed area (complete with its own Spitfire plane) all add to the country charm, which is topped off by friendly service and a jovial atmosphere. Quirky collectables provide plenty of nostalgic conversation starters over a cup of Hummingbird coffee, milkshake or a glass of Giesen wine or Cassels & Sons tap beer – just some of the wide range of beverages available. Be sure to try the renowned seafood chowder, and finish the day with an ice-cream from the adjoining store.


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235 Annex Road, Middleton 03 338 1801 Open: Mon – Thu 7am – 4pm, Fri till 6:30pm, Sat 8am – 3:30pm

Café Kudos offers a great lunch and breakfast menu and fresh cabinet food. Evening functions and out-catering available. $6 beer/wine from 4pm Fridays!

Cocopelli Gourmet Pizza Bar pizza

P2 The Palms Arena, Marshland Road, Shirley 03 386 2220 Open: 7 days, 11am – late

Cocopelli is known for its one-of-a-kind service and delicious gourmet pizza. Whether it’s one of their 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 a warm, intimate interior, Cocopelli is the perfect choice for all occasions. Full dinner menu available all day, with over 85% available gluten-free on request.

Chong’s Restaurant chinese

Shop 7, Cathedral Junction, 111 Worcester Street, Central City 03 377 3572 Open: 7 days 5pm – late, Tue – Sun 11am – 2pm

Chong’s is the only restaurant in the central city offering a traditional Chinese Hotpot experience. Try a unique line-up designed to tantalise your tastebuds. Dine in and takeaway. Chinese BBQ, seafood, and more.

Clink Restaurant & bar NEW Zealand/

swishy bar

29 Wakefield Avenue, Sumner 03 326 5353 Open: Dinner 7 nights from 5pm, weekend brunch from 10am

Well known for its relaxed ambience and sunny, sheltered courtyard, Clink is the perfect retreat for a weekend brunch. The Weekender – $17 includes Allpress coffee.

The craic irish bar cosy pub

84B Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 343 4657 Open: 7 days, 10am till late

The Craic Irish Bar is a perfect place to grab a pint and make yourself comfortable. Inspired by Irish tradition, The Craic is 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. Drop by to discover why it’s always a great craic at The Craic!


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the Cornershop Bistro

new zealand/european 32 Nayland Street, Sumner 03 326 6720 Open: Dinner Wed – Sun from 5:30pm, Brunch Fri – Sun 10am – 3pm

Owner-chef Rod Cross produces consistently great food in this humming bistro, with European influence across the menus. Finalist, Zest Awards 2013.

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Curator’s House Restaurant

Dose CafÉ

Botanic Gardens, 7 Rolleston Avenue, Central City 03 379 2252 Open: 7 days, 11am till late

77 Tuam Street, Central City 03 943 2112 Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4pm, Sat 8:30am – 4pm


This iconic restaurant in the picturesque central Botanic Gardens offers intimate dining, al fresco seating, stunning views of the gardens, and open fires. Traditional Spanish tapas and cuisine are made using only the best local produce. Private dining for groups is also available. The classic Spanish house specialities of Slow Roasted Spring Lamb and Paella are must-tries!


Home to what Lonely Planet describes as “quite probably Christchurch’s best Eggs Benedict”, Dose Café is a friendly vibrant breakfast, brunch and lunch café. A diverse menu, excellent cabinet fare, and top-notch (and strong!) coffee are served up in a funky, industrial-chic atmosphere of upbeat music and artworks. A private function room for up to 70 guests is also available. Get your caffeine fix on the regular or tuck into something tasty! Drop in today for a dose of satisfaction!


Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar New zealand

48 Worcester Boulevard, Central City 03 365 0533 Open: Mon – Fri from 8am till late for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sat/Sun from 9am for weekend brunch

Sophisticated, sociable and relaxed, Fiddlesticks is one of Christchurch’s best retreats. This distinctive, centrallylocated 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 local fare. A menu of beautifully cooked tasters and intriguing meals.


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Fusion @ The Asiatique asian fusion

50 Wordsworth Street, Sydenham 03 365 0163 Open: Mon – Sat 10:30am – 3pm

Fusion at The Asiatique channels owner Jackie Hendrick’s passion for serving up the delectable, authentic flavours of Asia – including those of Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The restaurant’s French-Asian country decor makes it a lovely place in which to dine or wait while your takeaway meal is prepared. Enjoy classic national favourites or some of Jackie’s own delicious and quirky Asian fusion creations. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch that’s a cut above the usual, or take away your meal to make tonight’s dinner easy!

GBC – Garden Bar CafÉ


110 Marshland Road, Shirley 03 385 8880 Open: 7 days, 9am – 11pm

2E Waipapa Avenue, Diamond Harbour 03 329 4880 Open: Wed – Sun with late night Fri

GBC is the latest addition to Shirley’s Garden Hotel complex. Come in early before your Garden Restaurant booking for a pre-dinner drink. By day GBC offers a range of delicious homemade gourmet food from its cabinets, as well as great coffee; then come the evening it makes a transformation into a bar with a relaxing, enjoyable atmosphere that’s perfect for after-work drinks or functions. Grab a friend or the team and check it out!

A quirky, licensed café set beside the grounds of the former Godley House, Godley Café is just 35 minutes drive from Christchurch or a 10-minute ferry ride from Lyttelton. Enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch and soak up the harbour views from either inside or the newly enclosed deck area. Late night Friday offers happy hour and pizza, or enjoy seasonal, home-made food from the cabinet or specials board any time. Peruse locally made giftware, bags and accessories.

Live music every Friday night! Daily Happy Hour 5pm – 7pm.

Great coffee, wine & beer, gluten-free and vegetarian options.

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Governors Bay Hotel

hello sunday

52 Main Road, Governors Bay 03 329 9433 Open: 7 days, 11am till late

6 Elgin Street, Sydenham 03 260 1566 Find them on Facebook Open: Mon – Thu 7:30am – 4:30pm, Sat/Sun 8:30am – 4:30pm

Highly recommended gastro pub fare from casual lunches to functions. Built in 1870 and fully restored in 2011; it’s nice that some history remains in Canterbury!

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.

Rooms from $110 per night per couple.

Enjoy a little bit of Sunday – every day!

the herb centre café


223 Kilmore Street, Central City 03 365 3011 Open: Mon – Fri 8am – 5:30pm, Sat 10am – 4pm

750A Wairakei Road, Burnside 03 358 8599 Open: Tue – Sun from 11:30am for lunch

International/cosy Pub




At The Herb Centre Café they offer a range of delicious, nutritional seasonal food. Their speciality is outstanding vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food. Relax outdoors in the lovely herb garden with your favourite cup of organic coffee or try one of their speciality herb tea blends to go with the famous selection of salads.

Relax in the warm and inviting atmosphere of Hinton’s restaurant – set in a cosy villa with a vineyard/garden backdrop. A favourite lunch destination for the last 9 years, their menu is based around a good stock of favourite dishes and a splash of seasonal delights: food is fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. Enjoy a glass of one of their awardwinning wines from the family’s Central Otago vineyard.

Homemade quality food made with love.

Evening dining available for groups of 30 or more.


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Hammersley’s Thai & Chang Thai thai

Hammersley’s Thai 8 Shirley Road, Shirley 03 385 0004 Open: 7 days, 11am – 9:30pm BYO wine Chang Thai 21 Shands Road, Hornby 03 349 7069 Open: Lunch Tue – Fri 11:30am – 2:30pm, Dinner Tue – Sun 5pm – 9:30pm BYO wine

Whether chilli-hot or comparatively tame, harmony is the guiding principle behind Thai food, and you can experience it for yourself. Established five years ago, Hammersley’s Thai has fast become one of the busiest restaurants in the east of the city. Chang Thai has been a favourite in Hornby for nine years. Hammersley’s Thai concentrates on the finer side of dining Thai-style, with spacious seating, comfortable chairs, and friendly ambience. The smaller but busy Chang Thai meets local demand for quality Thai food in an enjoyable environment. Both are ideal for everything from a relaxing meal for one through to banquets for groups. You’ll find an impressive selection of authentic, reasonablypriced Thai dishes, also available as takeaways. Comprehensive menus are available and you can book online at their joint website. If you love the flavours of Thailand, then Hammersley’s Thai and Chang Thai are the places for you!

The honeypot cafÉ


458 Colombo Street, Sydenham 03 366 5853 Open: Tue – Fri 7:30am – 3pm, Sat/Sun 8:30am – 3pm

Merivale Mall, Aikmans Road, Merivale 03 964 3860 Open: Mon – Sun 9am till late



Christchurch’s most iconic café, The Honeypot Café, has been providing a unique and unbeatable dining experience since 1996. Specialising in both breakfast and lunch, with a fresh and funky vibe, the Honeypot has long been considered an all-round favourite. The Honeypot is also establishing itself as a trendy function venue – call or email to enquire about your upcoming special occasion or event.

Imagine succulent juicy cuts of meat and seafood with the freshest of seasonal vegetables, an elegant, relaxing environment where you will be treated so well you will never want to leave, and a fine selection of premium beverages designed to complement your dining experience. Imagine no more. It’s called ‘intimate food’, and it’s available at JDV Restaurant, Café and Bar. New menu and wine list!

Experience the Honeypot’s great new menu today!

Where every day is a celebration of life.


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joe’s garage cafÉ

Joe’s Garage Sumner 19 Marriner Street, Sumner 03 962 2233 Open: Mon/Tue 7am – 4pm, Wed – Sun 7am till late (pizza menu from 4pm) Happy Hour Wed – Sun 4:30pm – 6:30pm Joe’s Garage Riccarton 7 Leslie Street, Upper Riccarton 03 420 4420 Open: Mon – Sun 7am till late Happy Hour 4:30pm – 6:30pm daily Now open – Joe’s Garage Papanui 474 Cranford Street, Papanui 03 352 JOES (5637) Open: Mon – Sun 7am till late (late night menu including pizza from 4pm) Happy Hour 4:30pm – 6:30pm daily

Joe’s is a buzzy, funky café and bar that’s vibrant, relaxing and comfortable. It’s a great place to ‘hang out’, listen to cool music and meet friends to enjoy exceptional coffee, delicious food or a cold beer. Favourites include the iconic ‘Sweetie’ (perhaps Joe’s signature dish), The Local, the Chicken Burger and the curiously-named ‘Teddy Best’. The team at Joe’s know your time is precious and your options numerous, but they’re sure that when you try Joe’s, you will love it, and Joe’s will become a part of your daily “Coffee Rescue” ritual. So for your next breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner GO SEE JOE! All Joe’s venues are fully licensed and available for your next function, and there’s no public holiday surcharge – ever!


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little river cafÉ

Little Taipei Restaurant

4287 Main Road, Christchurch Akaroa Highway, Little River 03 325 1933 Find them on Facebook Open: 7 days, 7:30am – 5pm

507 Papanui Road, Papanui 03 354 1288 Find them on Facebook Open: Mon/Wed/Thu/Sun 11:30am – 10pm, Fri/Sat 11:30am – 11pm

A Banks Peninsula landmark, Little River Café is more than just a stop-off on the road to Akaroa – it is a destination unto itself, with a well-earned reputation for consistently great coffee and tasty home-cooked food. Both a general store and café, they offer an excellent selection of New Zealand craft beer and wine, as well as a great range of delicatessen cheeses and meats.

Little Taipei Taiwanese Restaurant is the only Taiwanese restaurant in Christchurch, and provides the authentic mild, sweet and savoury flavours of Taiwan. Come in to discover (and love!) amazing, traditional Taiwanese street food and bubble tea, and enjoy a refreshing new casual dining experience in their calm and relaxing environment.



BYO and licensed.

Make them your Sunday drive destination this weekend!

Lone Star

new zealand/steakhouse Lone Star Riccarton Cnr Waimairi & Riccarton Roads 03 943 9434 Open: 7 days from midday until late Lone Star Papanui Shop 116 Northlands Mall 03 352 6653 Open: 7 days from 11am until late Lone Star City – Reopened! 26 Manchester Street 03 365 7086 Open: 7 days, bar 3pm until late, café Mon – Thu 5:30pm – 10pm, Fri – Sun 5pm – 10:30pm

Lone Star strive to run the best restaurant operation in New Zealand. From the moment you enter any of their 3 Christchurch cafés and are welcomed by their friendly staff, they want you to enjoy a fantastic, fun-filled night. They will always do their very best to ensure you receive fast, efficient and friendly service and outstanding food, and offer you value for your hard-earned money. They’re famous for providing quality with quantity, using only the best and freshest local produce. It’s not only the size of the meals that are memorable – the service too is legendary. Your meals are served with a genuine smile in generous portions. Three great Christchurch locations – open 7 days. Delicious food, legendary service and great music, all served up in an atmosphere you can taste.


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Mama Hooch cafÉ/swishy bar

817 Colombo Street, Central City 03 377 2455 Open: Mon/Tue 7:30am – 3pm, Wed – Sat 7:30am – late

A new café/bar with a central Colombo Street location from the creators of Venuti, Mama Hooch exudes effortless retro cool and glamour with its leather couches, dark wood and relaxing outdoor area. Drop in for breakfast, lunch, a light dinner or after-work drinks, or make a big night out of it with craft beer, delicious cocktails and vibrant music. Discover your new favourite city hang-out tonight!

Milieu CafÉ cafÉ

112 Wrights Road, Addington 03 962 9629 Open: Mon – Thu 7am – 4pm, Fri 7am – 6pm, Sat/Sun 8:30am – 4pm

Catering, private functions, breakfast, brunch, and lunch – Milieu does it all. Bookings advisable to reserve a table! Seriously good coffee, fine deli food, and corporate catering.


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Nando’s Riccarton

The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston 03 389 4443 Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 8am – 4pm

35A Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 348 4660 Open: Mon – Thu 11:30am – 9:30pm, Fri/Sat 11:30am – 10pm, Sun 11:30am – 9:30pm

Originally located in Poplar Lanes, this pre-quake favourite can now be found at The Tannery, an old industrial site in Woolston that is today home to a boutique shopping emporium. Having salvaged the stairs, awnings and artwork from the old site, the new Mitchelli’s maintains the look and ambience that made the original so special, while the food, coffee, wine and beer are as good as ever.

Nando’s offers you great chicken and famous hospitality. They will take you on a journey – your own voyage of discovery. Your senses will be fired by the unique products and tastes they create with peri-peri spice – always prepared with pride and passion. Drop in for a great meal and be touched by the magic that is the Nando’s way.



Open daily for your morning coffee, breakfast and more.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry ... your taste buds will never be the same again!

Morrell & Co

No.4 bar & restaurant

280 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 423 1440 Open: 7 days, 11am – 1am

4 Mansfield Avenue, Merivale 03 355 3720 Open: Mon – Fri 10am till late, Sat/Sun 9am till late

‘Cold beer, hot food, good times ...’ Morrell & Co is a warm, funky place for everyone to enjoy; sharing a glass of wine or pint of beer, having a tasty hearty lunch or dinner, getting down with a boogie or having fun at your private function in the curtained-off cedar box – Morrell & Co is an excellent function venue, and is available for all types of functions and events.

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 from brunch to dinner, the menu has earned No.4 an exceedingly good reputation.

BOOK YOUR FUNCTION NOW – contact Dane at

For unassuming, friendly service in a welcoming environment, drop into No.4 – exceptionally good beer, food and stories.

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O’sheas public house cosy pub

128 Marshland Road, Shirley 03 385 3080 Open: 7 days a week, 10am till late

O’Sheas is a friendly little place, full of mostly local characters who all get on really well. It’s always toasty and warm. The food is very good, with hearty meals that definitely step your standard pub fare up a few notches! O’Sheas also take pride in the quality of the beer that they serve. In fine weather you can nurse your well-poured pint in one of the two fantastic, sheltered outdoor areas, and if you’re feeling like a punt, they’re right next door to a TAB. The outstanding outdoor area is also available for functions.

tHE pEDAL pUSHER new zealand/cosy Pub

284 – 286 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 335 0095 Open: 7 days 9am – late

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. They even have a loyalty club! Head on down to The Pedal Pusher and discover what they’re all about!


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Pepperberry CafÉ & Florist cafÉ/florist

919 Colombo Street 03 377 0443 Open: Café Mon – Fri 7am – 3:30pm, Sat 7:30am – 1:30pm, Florist Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4pm, Sat times vary

A sunny cafe open for breakfast through to your much-needed afternoon coffee. New, exciting menu for all tastes now on offer. Qualified florist also on site!

Pegasus bay winery WINery/international

263 Stockgrove Road, Amberley 03 314 6869 www.pegasusbay. com Open: 7 days, 10am – 5pm tastings, 12pm – 4pm restaurant

Named New Zealand’s best winery restaurant for 5 years running, and awarded a Chef’s Hat in the 2014 Good Food Guide, Pegasus Bay offers an unforgettable experience. The menu is influenced by the best of local produce, and changes regularly to take advantage of seasonal offerings. Dine outside, or inside by the fire. Start with a free tasting, and finish with a stroll around the breathtaking gardens. Named one of New Zealand’s top 5 wine producers by influential wine commentator Robert Parker.

Pizza perfection at Café Valentino

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325 Stanmore Road, cnr Stanmore Road & Avalon Street, Richmond 03 389 0400 Dine-in or takeaway Open: 7 nights, 5pm – late, lunch Tue – Fri 11am – 3pm

The George, 50 Park Terrace, Central City 03 371 0257 Open: Tue – Sat 6pm till late


The Persian Kitchen offers a traditional dining experience with a great range of fresh food and flavours for all tastes. The restaurant offers a relaxed and friendly environment, with a cosy Turkish and Persian interior. Enjoy a Persian High Tea in the quiet cottage courtyard (bookings essential for High Tea). Dine in, take away or book your next function. Chef Hamza has had a lifetime of experience cooking this traditional fare. Please check their website for seasonal hours.


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With its long-standing reputation and views of Hagley Park, this iconic restaurant is among NZ’s best. Chef de Cuisine Reon Hobson combines classical and contemporary cooking techniques with a passionate respect for ingredients to create a conceptual, sensory approach to the menu. The private room offers exceptional intimate dining. Cuisine Magazine Good Food Awards – One Hat – 2014 Zest Food Awards Best Restaurant Finalist 2014 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2014

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peterborough STREET FOOD vietnamese/japanese/latin/cafÉ 100 Peterborough Street, Central City Open: Mon – Fri 10:30am – 2:30pm

If you’re in the Central City and looking for a bite to eat with a bit of a difference, head to the old Convention Centre site on Peterborough Street (the block between the library on Peterborough Street and the Town Hall on Kilmore Street) to find a funky street food collective that’s bursting with brilliant lunch ideas. Part of the rise and rise of food trucks in the city, this little wagon circle of gourmet mobile units is always sure to be slinging something tasty that will hit the spot, no matter what you’re in the mood for. Street Food 027 776 6001 Find them on Facebook

Street Food’s fresh, tasty Vietnamese fare has already won plenty of followers. You owe it to yourself to try the Banh Mi – this Vietnamese baguette is a taste sensation that some people have had no hesitation in labelling the world’s greatest sandwich – a dynamic French-Vietnamese combo of pâté, pickled veges, fresh coriander and chilli, and your choice of spiced meat. If you’re not in the mood for bread, then the fresh rice paper rolls are also sensational. Hakoya 03 960 0763

Hakoya offers authentic Japanese lunch options: miso tonkatsu and karaage boxes that stay true their national roots. No Westernisation here! Japanese food fans have already been lining up to enjoy the simple but tasty menu, and with a good balance of protein, veges and rice in each box, they don’t need to feel guilty about it either. The Holy Grill 022 067 1850 Find them on Facebook

The Holy Grill is on a holy mission: to serve the freshest, tastiest street food imaginable. Their varied menu offers up an intriguing mix of Southern US and South American influences – tuck into the pork sub with tangy pickled slaw and Cajun mayo, go Carnivale style with the Brazilian style char-grilled chicken, or do as the Argentinian gauchos do with the open grilled steak sandwich. (¡Ay carumba!) The Holy Grill can also roll its deliciousness up to cater to your party, function, or other social gatherings. Fueled By Coffee 021 668 978 Find them on Facebook

Fueled By Coffee takes their java seriously. Don’t be fooled by their small size; they’re packing some serious equipment in there, and put it to good use turning out some top drops, including cold press coffee and a gorgeous iced chocolate that you need to try immediately. They’ve also got a great range of delicious café-style lunch food including rolls, slices, pizza, and more. Don’t just sit there, then – get down to the Peterborough Street Food site today, check things out and discover your new favourite lunch spot. The hardest part is always deciding what to have!


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procopÉ coffee house

292 Kilmore Street, Central City 03 365 1523 Open: Tue – Thu 3pm – 11pm, Fri – Sun 12pm – 11pm, Mon closed

165 Victoria Street 03 379 4299 Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 5pm, Sat/ Sun 8am – 4pm 205 Fendalton Road 03 351 1488 Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 5pm, Sat/Sun 8:30am – 4pm

Pomeroy’s Old Brewery Inn is Christchurch’s original free house and home to 31 taps of New Zealand and international craft beer. Great food is served up daily in their wonderful restaurant, which also features a boutique wine list, and live local music is regularly on offer.

Now in two locations, including the recently re-opened original in Victoria Street (which also offers a private boardroom), Procopé pride themselves on an interesting and innovative cabinet menu that changes daily, tasty breakfast and lunch dishes, and great Hummingbird coffee. Both licensed cafés offer excellent craft beer and local wine.


Voted “Best Specialty Pub Venue” in New Zealand, Beer & Brewer magazine awards, and Best Drinking Establishment, Lonely Planet.


Take the Procopé experience home with six different coffee varieties that can be freshly ground to your requirements.

Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar dumpling BAr

The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham 03 379 8377 Open: 7 days 9:30am – 5:30pm (or until sold out)

It was a mad obsession that drove local boy Sam Hooper back to Christchurch earlier this year with a mission to serve Cantabrians the best dumplings in the land. He set out to match the best of Kiwi attitude with traditional Chinese dumpling-making methods... and his team are nailing it. Pot Sticker is the street name for pan-fried dumplings, although at Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar you can also have your dumplings steamed. What you won’t get are pre-made dumplings from a machine. Everything is handmade with an obsession for detail and quality. Norman, the dumpling master, hand-makes the dumpling dough, chops all the locally sourced vegetables and herbs, and selects the free-range meat on a daily basis using techniques learned through his 30 years of dumpling-making in Shanghai. Even the MSG-free chili sauce is handmade using a recipe passed down from generation to generation. The team obsess over dumplings day and night behind the glass wall at Pot Sticker under the watchful eye of the dumpling master. If you’re as serious about eating legendary dumplings, then head down and watch them experimenting with new flavours, including their famous Dessert Wonton.


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Pukeko Junction CafÉ & Deli


State Highway 1, Leithfield, North Canterbury 03 314 8834 Open: 7 days, 9am – 4:30pm

670 Barbadoes Street, St Albans 03 385 8670 Open: 7 days, Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4pm, Sat 9am – 4pm, Sun 9am – 3pm


A delicious stop on your travels, Pukeko Junction Café & Deli is a popular, buzzing, award-winning destination café. The gourmet country-style food is all made in house, from the bread to the tarts, cakes, chutneys and fresh salads. Enjoy a hearty breakfast with local free-range eggs, generous lunches from the deli or afternoon tea. The café is warm and inviting, with serious coffee, a log fire and lots of outdoor seating for sunny days.


A finalist in the 2014 Christchurch Hospitality awards for best café and best barista, Ris’tretto is St Albans’s favourite café. They offer award-winning No. 1 fair-trade/organic roasted coffee beans, home-made produce, gluten-free food, and free-range eggs, bacon and sausages. There’s a children’s play area and outdoor seating. Choose a delicious bite from the cabinet or brunch menu, or just a great coffee. Supporters of suspended coffee. Follow Ris’tretto on Facebook!

The Rock Café

22A Esplanade, Sumner 03 326 5358 Open: 7 days

Red elephant thai

5 Pilgrim Place, Central City 03 377 1122 Open: 7 days for lunch and dinner Dine-in or takeaway

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. Enjoy a special evening in the traditional cushion dining area.


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No trip to Sumner would be complete without a visit to The Rock Licensed Café. The Rock boasts comfy sofas and a sheltered courtyard with views of both the beach and its namesake Cave Rock. Serving fresh-baked cabinet food, an a la carte menu, Vivace coffee, Peroni on tap and Panhead Custom Ales, The Rock has something for everyone! Open evenings on Thursday (burger night), Friday (pizza night) and Saturday (seafood night), with live music from 3 – 5pm on Sundays, and quiz night every second Wednesday.

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Seven cafÉ cafÉ


Cnr Riccarton Road and Hansons Lane, Upper Riccarton 03 348 1886 Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:30pm, Sat/Sun: 8am – 5pm

Stop by for a coffee, a casual drink or something tasty from the menus at this friendly neighbourhood café and bar.

Seven Café serve a scrumptious selection of breakfast, lunch and afternoon high tea. They use the freshest seasonal ingredients and offer delicious gluten and dairy free and vegetarian food without the use of preservatives, in addition to having supreme coffee and friendly staff. They’re fully licensed and cater to people of all ages with a dedicated children’s menu, and have ample car parking.

Also available for functions – call now with your enquiry.

Enjoy relaxed, alfresco dining on the garden centre fringe.


sullivans IRISH PUB

19 Bealey Avenue, Merivale 03 365 4897 Open: 7 days, Mon – Fri 7am – 11pm, Sat/Sun 8:30am – 11pm

291 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 338 8300 Find them on Facebook Open: 7 days, 10am till late


7 Normans Road, Strowan 03 355 5299 Open: Mon 8am – 4pm, Tue – Fri 8am – 10pm, Sat 8:30am – 10pm, Sun 9am – 4pm


Located close to the city and boasting stunning views of Hagley Park, Strawberry Fare offers something for everyone. Open from early with delicious breakfasts and their own roasted coffee, it’s a perfect place to kickstart the day. Lunch and dinner are served seven days, and their famous desserts are available any time you fancy. Freerange and organic produce is used whenever available. A friendly, relaxed service that also caters to all dietary needs.


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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 for your function or event. Home of the World’s Largest Glass of Beer. Come down and enjoy the Sullivans experience!

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Terra Viva Café 196 Roydvale Avenue, Burnside 03 358 5565 Open: 7 days, 7:30am – 5pm Terra Viva Bake 650 Ferry Road, Woolston 03 384 8188 Open: Tue – Fri 8am – 4pm, Sat 9am – 3pm

2014 was an award-winning year: Beef & Lamb award of excellence for a second year running, finalist for NZ Café of the Year, and regional winner for Christchurch Café of the Year. Terra Viva wants to thank their customers for being part of it! High tea season is upon us – bookings essential! Find Jerry and the bake team Saturday mornings from 9:30 – 12:30 (or until sold out) at the Mt Pleasant Farmers’ Market with Terra Viva Bake’s sourdough and pastries. Terra Viva is available for evening function hire – email steve@ for details.

Terrace Winebar & Restaurant, DARFIELD new zealand

The Tea House

20-22 Main South Terrace, Darfield 03 318 7303 Open: 7 days, 11am till late

6 Robert Street, Lincoln 03 325 7242 Open: Tue – Sun from 10am, Wed – Sun from 5:30pm

With warm indoor spaces, a covered outdoor area, sheltered garden area and separate deck with Mt Hutt views, Terrace is perfect for groups and intimate occasions. You can book a function in your own special space, or reserve the entire facility to seat up to 80 people. The menu offers a tempting range of dishes, including Chatham Islands blue cod and their famous beef fillet.

Set in an 1890s villa in the township of Lincoln, this unique restaurant will surprise you with its elegant yesteryear charm during the day, and its funky bistro-type feel at night. Try them for delicious lunches, exquisite high teas, evening dining or just for a tea served in their elegant vintage china and antique teapots.

The friendly staff can assist with their dedicated children’s menu and any special dietary requirements you may have.

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Their great dining areas are also available for private functions, weddings, High Tea hens’ parties, birthday parties or any special event.


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The Serious Sandwich

sandwiches/pizza 88 Victoria Street 03 377 9452 Open: 7 days

Now open in Victoria Street, The Serious Sandwich offers gourmet sandwiches & excellent thin-crust, Italian-style pizza. Gourmet pies (including vege and vegan options) from Bridge Street Bakery also available!

therapy cafÉ

77 Hereford Street (cnr Oxford Terrace), Central City 03 943 6657 Find them on Facebook Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 8am – 3pm

Therapy is a stylish new 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!

tequila mockingbird latin/swishy bar

98 Victoria Street, Central City 03 365 8565 Open: Mon – Thu 4pm till late, Fri 11:30am till late, Sat/Sun 9:30am till late

Award-winning Chef Mark Sycamore and his team have recreated the delicious flavours of Latin America that will leave you coming back for more. Now serving weekend brunches. Happy hours 4 – 6pm every day!

Tiki Taco mexican

Check Facebook for location 027 844 6198 Open: Re:Start Mall 7 days 11am – 5pm, Cathedral Square Market Fri 4pm – 10pm

Kiwi/Mexican fusion: homemade tacos, nachos and quesadillas – made with handmade flour tortillas and locally-sourced fresh ingredients. Available to cater for your event!

Torenhof Belgian beer cafÉ international


76 Edgeware Road, Edgeware Village 03 377 8028 Open: Lunch Tue – Sat 11:30am – 2pm, dinner Tue – Sun 5:30pm till late

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. Tomi offers a delicious selection of specialty Japanese dishes.


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@The Colombo carpark, 20 Durham Street 03 377 1007 Open: Mon – Fri for lunch/dinner, Sat/Sun for brunch/dinner

Live music every Sunday and brunch until 3 on the weekends. The Hof is a great place for you and your friends on any occasion.

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trevinos restaurant & Bar european/swishy bar

Cnr Riccarton Road & Mona Vale Avenue, Riccarton 03 343 5378 Open: 7 days from 9am

Get into Trevinos now to try their new, tempting menu, filled with traditional favourites and a new range of mains based on a Mediterranean fusion theme. Braised beef cheeks, Greek lamb kofta skewers and tasty seafood dishes are all on offer. Once you’re done with your meal, it’s only a few steps to the bar area which hosts a gaming room, big screens for the big game, and live music every Friday and Saturday night. Trevinos – great food, a relaxed atmosphere, easy parking and outdoor dining – stop in and make yourself at home.

Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria Italian/Pizza

192 Papanui Road, Merivale 03 355 4744 Open: 7 days from 5pm – late

Tutto Bene is a wonderful Italian pizzeria restaurant offering a lively authentic dining ambience. This family-owned and operated restaurant not only offers delicious Italian cuisine, but the old Italian atmosphere as well. They update their specials regularly – head in to take a look at what’s on offer, and let their hearty Italian food satisfy you this autumn. Takeaway menu available. No surcharge on public holidays. Buon Appetito!


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Under the red Verandah CafÉ

502 Worcester Street 03 381 1109 Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 8:30am – 4pm

Under the Red Verandah proudly serves the east side of Christchurch. They are a casual, professional café that take pride in their great food and service. After losing their beloved building in the quakes, they’re now back on their old site. Salvaged from the old building was the verandah, which allows for great views of the sunny courtyard garden. Ask about their private function/dining rooms (seats 24). Their happy and talented team work hard to ensure you enjoy the full Under the Red Verandah experience.

Urban Corner/The Bower CafÉ/New ZEAland

487 New Brighton Road, New Brighton 03 388 3649 Open: 7 days, 9am – 9pm

Built from 18 containers and with a café, restaurant, bar, and gaming room, plus large, safe kids’ play area and sunny garden bar, Urban Corner is your friendly local in the east. Enjoy industrial chic: your first visit will exceed expectations!

Valley Inn Tavern


2 Flavell Street, Heathcote Valley 03 384 1124 Open: 7 days 10am – 11pm

791 Colombo Street, Central City 03 377 2454 Open: Mon – Sat, 6pm till late

The stylish Valley Inn Tavern continues a 130-year tradition of hospitality in the Heathcote Valley. Just minutes from the city centre, the Tavern offers a traditional English ambience, relaxing courtyard, great food, courtesy van, and big screens for the big game. Enjoy a warm welcome and take advantage of $15 Steak and Pint Night every Tuesday, or Burgers and Beers night every Wednesday, for just $15.

Now established in its new Colombo Street home, Venuti Italian restaurant is family owned and operated. Providing great, friendly service amidst warm and cosy decor, they offer modern Italian cuisine, bringing their own special twists to a number of classic dishes. A fantastic selection of local and European wines is always available to complement any meal. Bookings are essential; however, they always do their best to accommodate walk-ins.

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Drop by any time for a chat and a relaxing drink – they’d love to see you there!


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The Villas

cafe/steakhouse 290 – 292 Montreal Street, Central City 03 365 6066 Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 11pm, Sat/Sun 8am – 11pm

A beautiful slice of ‘old Christchurch’, The Villas is all about superb local cuisine, delivering a diverse menu that features mouth watering chargrilled steaks and a delicious à la carte dinner menu, all complemented with carefully selected wines and NZ craft beers. Extensive renovations have transformed two classic, pre-1900 villas into one of the city’s most iconic destinations. Nestled in a quiet spot near the Christchurch Arts Centre and Art Gallery, The Villas offers a relaxed and friendly spot to start your day with a fabulous feast from their renowned breakfast menu, or to break for lunch with a group of friends in the sun-soaked courtyard. Before dinner, relax in the new ‘back bar” with a cocktail or two, then settle in for a feast to remember. It’s all about the food! Sumptuous Steaks, Shredded Duck Salad, Home-Made Hare Ravioli – there’s always something to surprise your taste buds. The wine list offers something for all palates and features wines from around the world, chosen to complement any dish. Oh, and don’t forget to leave room for dessert! There are some surprising options to discover, but don’t miss the caramelised carrot with vanilla goats’ cheese and apple salad. There’s something for everyone at The Villas, and it’s all served in one of the most iconic dining venues in the city.

Vic’s Café

Volstead Trading Company

132 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central 03 963 2090 Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 7:30am – 4pm

55 Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 343 6688 Open: 7 days a week, 12pm – 11pm


Vic’s Café is a unique and friendly cosmopolitan café with a relaxed atmosphere serving C4 coffee, an extensive menu and traditionally baked artisan bread from their Ferrymead bakery. Open every day till 4pm. Open-plan, warm and very popular with the locals.

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Volstead Trading Company is Christchurch’s premier craft beer and cocktail lounge. With 22 taps and a huge range of local and imported bottles, there is a beer for everyone. Perfect for lunch, afternoon drinks and evening cocktails. Lunch specials available every Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm. For more information, check out their website at or email Drop by for a couple of quality quiets and a bite, or make an evening of it with friends – they’d love to see you there.


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waipara hills winery/cafÉ

780 Glasnevin Road, State Highway 1, Waipara, North Canterbury 03 314 6900 Open: 7 days; cellar door tastings 10am – 5pm, restaurant lunch 10am – 3pm

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. Winery tours are held twice daily at 11am and 3pm.


178A Papanui Road, Merivale 03 356 2255 Open: Mon – Sat lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm, dinner 5:30pm – late

Using only top-quality ingredients, Yoshi Japanese Restaurant freshly prepares modern and traditional Japanese cuisine each day, ready for customers each night. The sashimi, teriyaki chicken and chicken nanban are must-tries!

Your Place café & Bar


254 High Street, Central City or call James on 03 928 2307 Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 3:30pm

394 Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 343 0505 Open: Tue – Sat 5pm – 1am, Sun 11:30am – 9pm

The training café for Avonmore Tertiary Institute offers quality hands-on training to students and delicious food prepared by professional chefs to the public.

Zenbu’s chefs serve up a range of Japanese fusion dishes accompanied by Japanese tap beer and sake. The unique fried chicken is a must try! Discover it for yourself.

Breakfast, lunch, catering and bar. Venue hire available!

Try their delicious Asian twists on familiar menu items.



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A NATURAL FIT Forget world famous in New Zealand; many of Untouched World’s locally made garments for both men and women have become plain old world famous (this can happen when you’re the first and only lifestyle fashion company in the world to be recognised for sustainability by the United Nations). Get in to either their flagship store in Burnside or their pop-up store in Re:Start and add some good karma to your wardrobe.


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CROWNING JEWEL Artisans of unique, handmade jewellery pieces, Filigree craft fine jewels with a flair for design. The personal, individual level of service they offer when you’re choosing or creating a piece of jewellery ensures an acquisition to treasure for a lifetime.

Cityscape has five Oxygen Purifying Honey Masques to giveaway. To enter, send us an email at with Honey Masque in the subject header and tell us one of the benefits of the masque. Entries close May 31.

Who doesn’t want to knock ‘em dead with their smile? With that in mind, Cityscape caught up with Smile Company’s David Blair to find out the secrets of a killer smile.


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Packed with organic nutrients and minerals including New Zealand Manuka honey and organic hop extract, Oxygen’s Purifying Honey Masque (RRP $43.45) naturally soothes, stimulates and restores radiance and suppleness to all skin types. The antiseptic, healing and rejuvenating qualities of the honey combine with the hop extracts, which tone and encourage collagen and elastin production to create a powerhouse of nutrients for your skin.



Any great smile needs to be healthy and strong, with a focus on healthy gums and strong, decay-free teeth. Sexy smiles require stunning straight white teeth with no gaps (unless you’re a pirate) and definitely no smelly bad breath! By brushing your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day, flossing every day and maintaining regular 6-month visits to a dental hygienist for properly supervised prevention technology, whitening and gum treatment and cleaning, you’ll help maintain that fresh, brilliant white smile. Don’t like opening your mouth to reveal old amalgam fillings or missing teeth? Help is at hand: consider having older fillings replaced with bonded tooth-coloured fillings – your dentist will use the most appropriate and effective white fillings and crown materials to suit the application, while spaces and gaps can be fixed with bridges and modern implants to complete your perfect smile.


THE NEW BLACK Epitomising high fashion in Christchurch at its maximum altitude, Victoria Black is stocked exclusively with designer women’s wear – from Ann Demeulemeester to Dries Van Noten and Peachoo + Krejberg, it’s all hot from the runways of Paris.

TURN IT UP Representing the latest in design technology, the Accuphase E-260 integrated Amplifier (RRP $6,499) delivers the ultimate in high-quality power output (90 watts x 2 into 8 ohms for the techheads) and looks good doing it, from Soundline.

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SAFE AS HOUSES: PROPERTY INVESTMENT 101 Cityscape caught up with Harcourts property guru Mary Turnbull for the lowdown on investing in property. What’s the local investment property market like? It’s an attractive market for both seasoned and novice investors as there’s a lot of property available, giving the investor the chance to buy well. Interest rates remain low and the outlook for the city is extremely positive both from an immigration and rebuild perspective. If you add these elements together it’s definitely a good time to consider investing, and I believe this climate will be maintained for the next 18 – 24 months. What are the key considerations? Potential investors need to build their confidence, and this centres around accurately establishing the return a property would give you prior to purchase, maintaining that figure if possible, and being able to shoulder changes such as interest rates increasing. They also need to be comfortable with the location they purchase in, remembering that this will also determine what sort of tenants they

will attract. What should first time investors look out for? The biggie is not doing their homework about the property, area, returns and requirements of being a landlord. Where are the hot locations? Real estate is all about location, location, location. The north/west of Christchurch has always been a safe area for investors, meaning it holds its value and attracts quality tenants. Apartment or house? There are different appetites for different investors. Investing in both houses and apartments is popular. It is important to know what you are getting yourself into, as apartments can often have additional costs – for example, body corporate fees and rules which may not appeal to everyone. What yield percentage

should be aimed for? This all depends on the investor’s strategy, whether it is focused on cash flow or capital gain in the future. There are a lot of properties in the market that have a gross yield between 5 – 7 per cent. Anything above this is a complete bonus. Generally higher returns have higher risk. For example, ‘as is where is’ uninsured properties can offer a higher yield; however this comes with higher risk. Property manager or DIY? This is a personal choice; however, there is a benefit in using property managers, as they are experts in looking after landlords, maintaining their rights and obligations just as they do for tenants. That role can be difficult when handled personally.

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Real estate always appreciates.

I always did very well. Location, location, location. – Ivana trump.


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Nail this season’s hottest hue.

1 Twenty Seven Names Pembroke Coat (RRP $750) from Infinite Definite 2 Huffer Women’s Trench (RRP $289) from Stencil 3 Helen Cherry Wool Trench (RRP $434) and Slim Cuffed Pant (RRP $459) 4 Under the Sun Mosquito Mk 2 sunglasses (RRP $279.90) from Issimo 5 Donna Carolina Double Monk Strap (POA) from Issimo 6 Maurie & Eve Riley Coat (RRP $387) Garcia Skirt (RRP $232) and Farrow Jumper (RRP $154) from Raw Nova 7 Aquamarine white gold ring with diamond details (RRP $5,500) from Filigree.


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FALL FORCE 8 Dries Van Noten Danna Dress (RRP $2,115) from Victoria Black 9 NOM*D Love Tee (RRP $275), Step Pant (RRP $395) and Laced Belt – Wide (RRP $138) from Plume.


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untouched world Fashion/Accessories


85 Office Road, Merivale 03 379 1197 Open: Mon – Fri 10am – 5:30pm, Sat 10am – 3pm Private after-hour viewings by appointment

Victoria Black presents European designer women’s wear from the fashion houses of Paris. Enjoy a café au lait and your shopping experience!

Flagship Store & Café, 155 Roydvale Avenue 03 357 9399 Pop-up Store, N13/96 Oxford Terrace, Re:START 03 365 9533 Open: 7 days

New Zealand 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 men’s and women’s collections are full of multi-tasking pieces that wardrobe with effortless style. See the full collection at the Flagship Store, and enjoy a coffee and a tasty bite at the adjoining Native Garden Café.


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FASHION FORWARD Fall into autumn’s hottest fashion looks.

Coat of Arms The jacket Dries Van Noten Vivica Paint Jacket (RRP $2,715) from Victoria Black The shoes Silent D Peter (RRP $299.90) from Robin Pierre


Cherry Bomb The top Flower Bomb Kimono (RRP $115) from Halo & Hazard The shoes Beau Coops Mandy (POA) from Head Over Heels

STYLE FOR THE BOYS Youth Machine Index Black Longsleeve Tee (RRP $99) from Dead Set

Nike Roshe Run (RRP $129) from Stencil

Bluff Crew (RRP $219), Chunky Knit Scarf (RRP Don’t Tell New York, $129) and Wha Jeans The Overnighter (RRP $580) (RRP $289) from Untouched World from Infinite Definite

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Classic styles that remind us of leisure lifestyles – the opposite to the contemporary market. Unique geometries, patterns and prints pay tribute to the 60s and 70s. Go for subtle detail or a big statement. A maximum of 3 pieces of each design ensures exclusivity. Browse online today! Friendly returns policy operated.


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The dress Tessellated Mimosa Tent Dress (RRP $119) from Firklover The bag Crocodile Leather Tote (RRP $195) from Florian Rhodes

Madam Butterfly’s Vintage Style Boutique fashion/homeware

477 Ferry Road, Woolston 027 459 4052 madambutterflysvintage

A charming little world of vintage/retro style clothing, jewellery, accessories and homeware. For lovers of beautiful things.

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Mens Clothing and tailoring specialists

Christchurch Store: 1st Floor Merivale Mall 03 375 4490

Queenstown Store: 10 Athol Street 03 441 0055


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Raw Nova

FAshion/homeware Store 27A, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston 03 389 8704 Open: 7 days, 10am – 5pm

Stylish, edgy and effortlessly cool. Fashion and homeware from New Zealand and international designers.

South City Mall, 555 Colombo Street, Central City 020 4062 2612 Open: Mon – Sat 9am – 6pm, Sun 10am – 5pm

HALO & HAZARD represents ready-to-wear distinctively designed denim, clothing and accessories sourced from America. The HALO & HAZARD woman has an edge; she’s a little bohemian with a splash of rock and roll. Fabrics, trims and embellishments make the collection easy, fun and sexy. HALO & HAZARD invite you into their world – whether it’s in store or online.

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Robyn Mathieson has been designing for NZ women for 27 years. Colour, print and easy to wear are the foundations of the label’s strong branding.

EnCompass FAshion

The Tannery, Woolston 03 381 4065 Open: 7 days, 10am – 5pm

With modern street wear fashion and impeccable service, EnCompass specialises in premium denim brands, and is renowned for the exceptional fitting expertise of EnCompass owner Benji. Brands include Nudie, Nobody, Edwin, Mavi, Pepe, LTB, Dr Denim, Adriano Goldschmied Denim, WeSC, Obey, No Excess, Lola vs Harper, Carhartt, Duck and Cover, Two Square, Sitka, Wish, Living Doll, Elwood, Zanerobe and Brixton. New Zealand labels include Fili Custom Design Shirts, Klou ‘De, Chinga Clothing, and Bouverie & Co. Browse the denim wall and shirts, waistcoats, tees and more.


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Beautiful fabrics and thoughtful design that will quickly become a favourite in your everyday wardrobe.

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202 Papanui Road, Merivale 03 355 5975 Open: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 5:30pm, Sat 10am – 4pm

114 Cashel Street, Re:START Mall, Central City 03 366 6681 Open: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 5:30pm, Sat/Sun 10am – 5pm

Issimo are stockists of Accatino, Mara Bini, LK Bennett, IXOS, Vivienne Westwood, Clarks, Rebecca Balducci, Oxitaly, Timberland, Le Coq Sportif, and Palladium, as well as bags and accessories by Flash Jewellery, Saben, Mooi, Officine904, Silk and Steel, Cathy Pope and Under The Sun.

Head over Heels offers beautifully crafted footwear for the stylish, modern woman. Their ethos is firmly rooted in providing their customers with a diverse range of high quality, hand-made, unique leather goods. With the biggest selection of Beau Coops within New Zealand, they support both local and international designers.


Always different and fashion-forward. Find them on Facebook and Instagram: @issimochristchurch.


Their range also includes brands such as Alex, Ixos, Senso, Strategia and Trippen.

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footwear/accessories Merivale Mall, Merivale 03 355 5747 Find them on Facebook Open: Mon – Wed/Fri/Sat 9am – 6pm, Thu 9am – 7pm, Sun 10am – 5pm

Step out in style ... Autumn/Winter ‘15 is here! Elegance, style, fashion and funk are at the forefront for the coming season; high shine leathers, gorgeous heels, texture, pony, beautiful trims – Europe at its finest! You’ll find the everyday to the extraordinary instore at Robin Pierre, from every corner of the globe. Prices $149 – $559. Brands include Hogl, Progetto, Silent D, Fly, and many more. Now open in Auckland at 403 Remuera Road, 09 523 5486.

Stolen Girlfriends Club Karen Walker M oo chi K at e Sylve s t er C ou n t ry R oa d Topshop Ksubi Lonely Hearts Zambesi Sass & Bide Storm Ruby Witchery

The Tannery, Woolston 03 389 5896


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fashion/accessories 363 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 374 5858 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pm

Park Avenue Fashions specialise in trans-seasonal occasion wear, ranging in sizes 6 – 24. They offer Mother of the Bride or Groom, school formal gowns, black tie events and race wear. Hats & fascinators are imported exclusively from Melbourne. Complete the look with bags, shoes and jewellery.


FASHION/HOMEWARES The Tannery (on the boardwalk), 3 Garlands Road, Woolston 03 381 1568 Open: Mon 11am – 3pm, Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm

Designed and made locally, Chalkydigits’ range includes after-five outfits, gear for getting amongst nature and more. Their quirky styles feature graphics from local creatives and are inspired by our unique natural heritage. They use natural and sustainable fabrics where possible, and donate 5% of sales to NZ conservation. Also in stock: a changing selection of homewares, stationery and jewellery. Wholesome clothing that’s good for the soul!

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Fanzy clothing for kids

Shop 3, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston 03 381 8956 Open: Mon – Sun 10am – 5pm

17/70 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston 03 347 1585 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pm


Florian Rhodes is the new home of beautifully designed and handcrafted leather handbags and accessories. Continuing 50 years of tradition, their leather goods are still made on-site in Christchurch by a small team of women passionate about great quality and service. All their products are made from the best NZ and Italian leathers. Come by and view their range of handbags, travel bags and accessories, homewares, blankets, scarves and much more!


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Fanzy offers stylish, affordable children’s wear and footwear in sizes NB-13 years. There’s both everyday wear and funky designer pieces available – see the latest from European and NZ designers. Their new Autumn collection has comfy wool and cashmere sweaters, adorable hooded dresses, double lined jeans, angora leggings, fur vests and more, including finest quality baby merino and LBL quality footwear. Unique gift ideas for any budget also in store. The new cloth toys collection is full of colours and flavours.

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Whether it’s industry-leading styling backed by premium products including Kérastase and L'Oréal, or the latest in beauty trends and treatments by expert beauty therapists and aestheticians working their magic with Nimue and Dermalogica products, the talented team at Merivales Hair & Beauty will see you leaving looking and feeling fabulous.

Treat mum’s hands this Mother’s Day (FYI, it’s May 10) with Linden Leaves’ gorgeous limited edition miniature hand cream selection gift set (RRP $19.99).

WIDE EYED With big manga doll eyes so hot right now, L’Oréal’s Paris Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara (RRP $25.99) helps effortlessly achieve the wider, bigger and more open eyes by building 15 times the volume of natural lashes (both top and bottom) for the ultimate manga look.


Cityscape and Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa are giving one lucky reader the chance to enjoy a luxurious Elemis facial to the value of $174. To enter, send us an email at info@somocreative. with Lotus in the subject header and tell us your favourite beauty tip. Entries close May 31.


Nestled in the gorgeousness of Cashmere’s award-winning and tranquil Swan Lake Gardens, you’ll find one of the country’s most luxurious and private destination day spas, Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa. Offering a safe haven from the pressures of everyday life, their oasis of pampering and relaxation waits for your soul-restoring journey towards bliss to begin. Let go and melt into one their exquisite packages – perhaps a signature Elemis facial, soothing massage therapy, one of their romantic options on offer for couples – or treat yourself to a full-day treatment for the ultimate escape.


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kristen stewart school of make-up beauty/education


143 Victoria Street, Central City 03 366 0617 or 03 366 5530 Open: Tue 8:30am – 5pm, Thu till 8pm, Wed/ Fri till late, Sat 10am – 4pm

Visit new team members and top stylists Sharon Peters, Laura Ellis & Sophie Mathews at Bliss for beautiful balayage, multidimensional colours, new styles for the new year and a great experience and service – they’d love to meet you. Giraffes only sleep for two hours a day!

L3, 122 Victoria Street, Central City 03 377 0966

Kristen Stewart School of Make-Up is an innovative private school that provides a professionally-focused Diploma of Make-up Artistry for those who are passionate about the “art of make-up” in the fashion and photographic industries. KSSM provides students with all the skills, confidence and experience they need to start their career. There’s a range of courses to suit what you’re looking for. Talk to KSSM about party days or nights for groups of women looking for fun and entertainment with a difference.

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Merivales Hair & Beauty

9 Ernlea Terrace, Cashmere 03 980 5400 Open: Tue – Sun 9am till late

186 Papanui Road, Merivale 03 355 5713 Open: Mon – Sat 9am – 5pm, late nights Thu/Fri

Surrounded by the award-winning Swan Lake Gardens, Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa offers exquisite pampering packages with exceptional service to match. Escape the pressure of everyday life and step into your own private retreat. Enjoy decadent Elemis facials, soothing massage therapy, their romantic couples pampering with spa bath soak, or decadent full day spa treatments.

Merivales Hair & Beauty’s recently renovated salon brings the latest European-inspired looks to Christchurch. Their team of experienced hair stylists, along with their Beauty Therapist, offer personalised, friendly service using Kerastase, L’Oreal and Nimue products. Weddings and special occasion hair, makeup and spray tan packages are also all available.

Visit or call today to experience the ultimate in pampering, and let them help you truly relax.

Start your journey with Merivales by calling the salon today – they look forward to seeing you.



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An integrated approach to beauty a nd dental care... At The Smile Company and Smile Spa, our fresh new integrated approach provides you with a world-class level of professional dental care, pampering and beauty treatments – and all in one place. With this fresh new holistic approach, you will have effective solutions for all dental problems alongside dental hygiene and dental whitening. Add facials, manicures, pedicures, massage, skin resurfacing and intense pulse light treatments, and you have the most comprehensive range of beauty treatments available in one business in Christchurch. You can rely on our solid reputation, experience, established position and advanced technology, as well as our fully qualified Dentists, Hygienists and Beauty Therapists.

We make it easy! Smile Spa & The Smile Company 75 Cambridge Terrace /smilespabeauty Phone enquiries and appointments on 03 366 1948, or contact us or


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M.Y. Salon Hair

254 High Street, Central City 03 928 2305 Open: Tue – Fri 9:30am – 4:30pm

Come and see M.Y. Salon in their new CBD location for a full range of services at great prices. Experience the evolving city centre whilst being pampered by their stylists. Mention their Cityscape advertisement and receive a 20% discount.

140 Colombo Street, Beckenham 03 332 0838 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Thu till 8pm, Sat 9am – 1pm (after hours by appointment)

Scissortrix is your friendly local salon, but now with an ultra-modern look. Scissortrix combines superior service, first class products and a wealth of experience. At Scissortrix, the most important person is you! They love to treat you as an individual, and you can trust them to create the perfect look to complement you and your lifestyle. Scissortrix are proud to use and recommend Kérastase, Pureology and L’Oréal, the world’s leading haircare brands.

True Grit Hair Spa

Pascha Therapies

77 Tuam Street 03 377 7889 Open: Mon – Thu 9am – 9pm, Fri/Sat 9am – 5pm

6 Elgin Street, Sydenham 03 374 2526 Open: 7 days

HITO Training Salon of the Year! The multi-award-winning team at True Grit hair spa are a cut above the rest when it comes to hair innovations, colour trends and in-salon treatments. Their focus is YOU, and with their diverse range of stylists – from Master to New Generation – they have the flexibility and experience to meet all individual styling needs and budgets.

Pascha – Nourishing Body and Soul is one of New Zealand’s leading centres for personal spiritual growth. Along with the Aura gift shop, the wonderful old wooden chapel in Sydenham plays hosts to private counselling, yoga, massage, meditation classes and regular courses and classes to support your spiritual journey.


Indulge yourself with an amazing True Grit experience and leave looking and feeling completely fabulous!


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You’ll find it next door to its little sister, Hello Sunday Café.

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BIKRAM YOGA Christchurch fitness

Unit 10 (upstairs), 21 Bealey Avenue (Carlton Mill Corner) 03 421 8276 Open: 7 days

Bikram is a unique series of Hatha Yoga postures practised in a room heated up to 38 degrees, with both 90 and 60 minute classes available. All their teachers have completed over 500 hours of intense training. They believe that as you walk in the door, there should be a heartbeat, a personality, a vibe – it is as much about community as the hot and juicy yoga! From the yoga shy or the injured to the most ardent yoga bunny, Bikram Yoga is accessible and effective for all. First-time local students get 10 consecutive days for $25!

Scoop Authentic Pilates FITNESS

5B/1063 Ferry Road, Ferrymead 021 158 9872 Open: see website for session times

Want to change that keg for a six-pack? Remember when your partner used to look at you and smile? Sick of back pain? Feel good. Look good. Low impact exercise, making a difference. Try Scoop today. Call them now!

Grassroots Yoga & Health fitness

The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston 03 389 8113 Open: 7 days a week

THE GOOD HERBS Delivering high quality, natural health care in a professional, caring, and educational environment, The Herb Centre combines a medicinal herb dispensary and natural health store, a clinic, and a whole foods cafĂŠ for a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.

Grassroots is a vibrant, innovative, and community-driven yoga studio located in the heart of the new Tannery village. Their unique approach to yoga is dynamic and empowering, blending skilful physical alignment into playful progressive flow. Providing classes for every level of student and a hands-on body therapy clinic on-site, this studio offers the highest-calibre instruction in an uplifting, beautiful space. Align & Flow - move with awareness, intention, and heart!


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Stylish kitchens and bathrooms are the signature of Edward Gibbon, a local company with its roots firmly planted in Christchurch. Going from strength to strength since its inception in 1945, it’s now one of the country’s largest independently-owned suppliers of plumbing and bathroom products. Effortlessly blending modern and traditional, the Cranford Street showroom showcases New Zealand and imported fittings and fixtures from Bagno Design, Burlington, Caroma, Felton, Grohe and Michel César, backed by expert service.


The most bling bike in New Zealand (there are only 4!) and the ultimate in mountain bike porn, the SCOTT Spark 700 Ultimate Di2 (RRP $16,000) is at Scotty Browns.


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Swank up the living room with the retro-cool of this original Charles and Ray Eames Aluminium Group leather soft pad lounger and ottoman from Herman Miller tag team (RRP $4,000) from Mr Mod. TOP BRASS

Creating a horn concerto for the eyes, Delightful’s 8-bulb Botti Floor Lamp (RRP $14,765) hits all the right notes and features Portugal’s finest artisan craftsmanship, from KS Lighting.

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Bathroom & Flooring Warehouse renovation & building/interiors

159 Waterloo Road, Hornby 03 349 7077 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pm

Blending style, durability and affordability, the Bathroom & Flooring Warehouse have a wide range of bathroom and flooring products to meet the needs of landlords, property developers and home owners. Offering solutions to suit your style of home, lifestyle requirements, and budget, their approach has earned them a reputation for outstanding client-care – a reputation they’re committed to upholding. Call today for a free measure and quote.


interiors 102 Buchan Street, Sydenham 03 366 5866 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm

Dilana have been makers of bespoke rugs and carpet for 30 years. Choose from the most extensive collection of contemporary rugs in Christchurch, or let their experience help you design a beautiful floor covering to complement your interior scheme. They can help create a carpet to meet your expectation room by room, wall to wall. Carpet your home without compromise on quality, colour or pattern. Visit Dilana in their newly refurbished showspace and discover the reason behind their excellent reputation.


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belle interiors


145 Victoria Street, Central City 03 366 7300 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pm, Sun by prior appointment

329 Madras Street, Central City 03 379 5695 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 2pm


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Belle Interiors opened its doors in the late 1970s, featuring products from iconic design houses. Over 30 years later, Belle Interiors retains its access to the finest imported furniture from around the globe, but also pride themselves on being able to deliver locally produced, custom-made furniture, upholstery and cabinetry solutions. Call into their showroom and discuss your project with their design team!

As the weather gets colder, you’ll be spending more time indoors – it’s time to talk to Soundline, the industry leader in premium home entertainment systems. They excel in installing Hi-Fi, home theatre, multi-room audio/ video and complete home automation systems. They offer outstanding equipment from the world’s greatest audio manufacturers, coupled with a passion and expertise that will give you the best possible results.

A complete interior service from concept to manufacture.

Talk to them to take your home entertainment to a new level!

KS lighting

european ceramics & stone

3/75 Blenheim Road, Riccarton 03 365 0012 Open: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:30pm, Sat 10am – 2pm

250 St Asaph Street, Central City 021 828 453 Open: Mon – Thu 8:30am – 5pm, Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm, Sat 9am – 1pm


Tom Dixon’s eclectic range of accessories is now featured in the KS Lighting showroom, surrounded by some of their favourite pieces of his furniture and lighting. The eclectic range boasts some interesting pieces and gorgeous scented candles which make perfect gifts. The Tom Dixon range is nestled amongst other new pieces from brands like Artemide, Flos, Moooi, Graypants, Diesel and Foscarini. Every item in the showroom has been selected with an eye for the unique and original.


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Pushing beyond to give voice to the pure designs of Nature, without interpretations, reproducing it in a true and authentic manner. Sand and its stone of origin are the same thing; present in Nature in diametrically opposed structures, the softness of one contrasting starkly with the hardness of the other. New Italian tile ranges arrive frequently into European Ceramics & Stone Showroom on St Asaph Street. Come and meet the friendly staff and bring your plans!

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Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances Interiors/renovation & building

66 Victoria Street, Central City 03 366 6948 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5:30pm, Sat/Sun 10am – 4pm

What started over 10 years ago in Christchurch has developed into an exemplary story of national success. Palazzo Kitchens and Appliances have experienced overwhelming growth in the past few years. Today’s designer kitchens are sleek and refined, delivering beautiful living spaces that seamlessly integrate function with comfort. Victoria Street Branch Manager Charlotte Neale says “kitchens are the new living spaces – a space for enjoying time with family and friends”. The living-room-style design introduces an unconventional mix of styles and exquisite materials. Amalgamating classic style and modern elements into one kitchen helps break the barriers to complete the perfect open plan living space. Palazzo Kitchens and Appliances use of the very latest in European technologies from Germany is seen as the basis of their continuing development and growth. “Made in Germany” is not simply a slogan, but incorporates a true commitment to quality. Pieta Fletcher, Senior Designer, notes that at Palazzo they determine “the look, the functionality and the specifics” (such as appliances) that you want in your kitchen. When they produce a photo-style image for you, the design is as realistic as possible. They then go through the design with you, adding adjustments and accessories as necessary. Palazzo offer two German-made kitchen brands, Nobilia and Rational. “I enjoy designing and selling kitchens from the Nobilia range as there’s a style to suit everyone’s taste and budget” says Sarah Humphreys, Senior Designer. Kitchen Designer Emily Erickson adds that Nobilia is able to achieve high-performance production, delivering unique, high quality kitchen furniture to over 2,600 homes every day. Palazzo also specialise in Rational Kitchen Furniture, which has been available in New Zealand for over 20 years. Rational are the masters of colour and style – their stunning range pairs strong, contemporary colours, available in the most beautiful gloss & matt lacquers, with unique and interesting layouts – blurring the boundaries between kitchens & furniture is what gives Rational “their luxury edge”, says Senior Kitchen Designer Monique Enoka. In Victoria Street you will find a highly qualified kitchen design team, an array of full kitchen displays, appliances, bench tops, sinks, taps, splashbacks, kitchen lighting and other accessories. Palazzo offer a totally free, no-obligation kitchen design service that utilises the latest European design software, allowing you to see your new kitchen in as lifelike a form as possible. Come into the showroom today and see what’s possible for your home with the help of the expert team at Palazzo.


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Harcourts holmwood

eco Frame and Mirror

51 Holmwood Road, Fendalton 03 355 6116

394 Colombo Street, Sydenham 03 377 0223 Open: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 3:30pm

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Trust is paramount, and Chris has an enviable reputation within the real estate industry. He is well known for his integrity when helping both sellers and buyers. You will often hear him say “It’s about giving honest advice, and providing all the critical information needed by clients when making huge decisions in their life.” If you value good old-fashioned values backed by an outstanding team, call Chris for a friendly chat.


Eco Frame and Mirror offer a full site fitting service for all artwork, mirrors, sculpture or furniture. If you’re returning to a repaired home or moving into a rebuild or new home, this service can be available via insurance to re-hang your artwork as part of the cost of refurbishing your home. Quake-safe hanging for homeowners, interior designers, hospitality operators and office fit outs.

Mid century design specialist Danish and American mid century furniture and design American Vintage Industrial Antiques and Collectables Papanui Showroom 03 355 8788 021 588 130 (after hours)


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Available soon An original 1960s Rosewood Eames Lounger for Herman Miller Model 670

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Caroma products available from Edward Gibbon, 293 Cranford Street, St Albans Phone: 03 366 7137 Email:


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The Mohair Store

Moffatt’s Flower Company

140 Colombo Street, Beckenham 03 943 1639 Open: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 4pm, Sat 10am – 4pm

1 Candys Road, Halswell 03 322 7975 Open: Mon – Fri 8am – 4:30pm, Sat 9am – 4pm, Sun 10am – 4pm


Come in and experience the luxury of NZ-made Mohair and Alpaca blankets, throws, knee rugs and scarves. This fibre has been entrusted to the best NZ manufacturers and craftsmen to be sorted, washed, combed, spun and woven into the luxurious items in store. Perfect gifts for weddings, baby showers, birthday and other special occasions. It’s super lightweight, so great to post to friends and family. Enquire about their great wholesale/corporate gift rates.


Moffatt’s has been supplying flowers to the public for over 30 years. Nestled between the greenhouses from where their beautiful roses are harvested daily, they have an extensive range of lilies, carnations, freesias, orchids, gerberas, etc. available at all times, and seasonal flowers that come and go. Stunning bouquets for any price range are always on display, or you can order one custom-made. Delivery NZ-wide. Select quality gift items also available.

EVRIDAY FURNITURE REVIVER Cleans, polishes and protects Restores faded pieces to their original colour Long-lasting finish Removes water marks, scratches, cracking & crazing

Auto Sound and Security car audio/security

37 Gasson Street, Sydenham 03 365 2360 Open: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:30pm, Sat 10am – 2pm

Perfect for reviving a neglected antique or modern piece without the expense of a costly restoration.

Order online through our brand new website! Unit 2, 32 Hayton Road, Sockburn, Christchurch 8042. Phone: 03 366 6600 Mobile: 0272 737 867 Email:


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Christchurch’s premier car audio and security business has changed location. The new premises at 37 Gasson Street offer much easier parking for customers, who no longer have to face the hassle of inner city travel. Auto Sound’s first class technical team provide excellent installation support, and their product range is of unquestioned excellence. Time for a new sound system or to install Bluetooth technology, reversing cameras, radar detectors or a premium alarm system? Talk to the experts!

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READ, WATCH LISTEN Reviews, profiles and celebrity insider goss READ The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Jill Lepore. Review by Jo Hewitson, Scorpio Books. In The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Jill Lepore restores the most popular female superhero of all time to her rightful place as an essential women’s rights icon in this dynamically researched and interpreted, spectacularly illustrated, downright astounding work of discovery that injects new zest into the history of feminism. RRP $55

LISTEN X, Ed Sheeran. Review by Garry Knight, Pennylane Records. Pronounced ‘multiply’, X is the second album released by English-born singer/songwriter, Ed Sheeran. Having sold 4 times platinum in New Zealand already and with Ed’s tour here in April sold out, it’s showing no signs of slowing up. Sheeran has had an incredible last 12 months and his relentless touring has kept him at the top of the charts. X is full of great songs jam-packed with sing-a-long choruses, brilliant songwriting and clever and catchy lyrics which have given him hit after hit. The killer radio tracks ‘Sing’ (produced by music’s man of the moment Pharell Williams), ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and ‘Don’t’ are the singles so far, with plenty more to come – a brilliant album, and a must for any collection.

WATCH The Lunchbox. Review by Nick Paris, Alice in Videoland. A good old-fashioned romance that has charmed cinema audiences worldwide, The Lunchbox sees a mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connect a young and lonely housewife, Ila (Nimrat Kaur), to the older man Saajan (Irrfan Khan). Saajan sends back a note to state the mistake but thank her for the food regardless. However, his love for her food comes as a surprise to Ila, who is more accustomed to her thankless husband, and she decides to keep sending the lunch box for Saajan. The two begin exchanging notes and soon they reveal more to each other through their correspondence than they would to anyone else.

Dream JoB Aussie funnywoman Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect) was all set for a career in law until she got bitten by a pesky mosquito. During a year in South Africa as a Rotary International Youth Ambassador, Wilson contracted malaria from the bug’s bite, and during one of her feverish hallucinations imagined herself accepting an Oscar. Taking it as a sign, when she got better she switched the Ally McBeal studies for a spot at the Australian Theatre for Young People, won the Nicole Kidman Scholarship and never looked back.

CINEPHILES: BATTLE STAR Rebooting a franchise (or making a sequel, even) can be a long, hard road – just ask the team behind legendary Aussie road warrior hit Mad Max, which returns to the silver screen in May following a 30-year hiatus. Spending 25 years in “development hell”, original director George Miller and writer Nick Lathouris’ labour of love Mad Max: Fury Road has been plagued with problems, including original Mad Max Mel Gibson chucking in his leathers in 2000. But it’s not all bad news for the filmmakers; they managed to snag Hollywood heavyweights Tom Hardy (Warrior) and Charlize Theron (Monster) for the lead roles in their futuristic apocalyptic lawless nightmare.


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Sometimes you just need to get away, realign the chakras, push and reward yourself while reconnecting with nature and, ultimately your inner self – welcome to the world of wellness retreats where activity, the great outdoors and hyper-nutritious meals join sublime accommodations and lavish spa experiences. Here’s two of the best: Here


Fusing nature and adventure with self-development and transformation, Queenstown’s Aro Ha Southern Alps retreat offers full physical and emotional overhauls with its 5 – 7 day wellness programmes. Yoga, pilates and mountain hiking are balanced by a nourishing raw-food diet, Zen-inspired luxury and mind, body and soul treatments.

Nestled amidst the tropical rainforest of Queensland’s hinterland and outside of cellphone range, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is an eco-certified refuge pairing organically prepared meals with (optional) physical exhaustion and luxurious afternoons dubbed ‘dreamtime’ where guests can do as they choose (FYI, there’s no TV) – most treat themselves after the morning’s activities to one of the many unique treatments in the stunning spa.


Cycling enthusiasts grab your passport, service your bike and spruce up your kit – you’ve got the opportunity to make the trip of a lifetime in May with the 2015 Scotty Brown NYC Tour. Lucky participants will get to join Mr Brown himself and ride in New York’s famous Gran Fondo cycle race (either 50 or 100 miles, your choice), stay in a newly-renovated boutique hotel in the Upper West Side (keep an eye out for the Girls set), make morning rides around Central Park, and spend 6 days (May 13-19) soaking up everything the Big Apple has to offer – the shopping, the food (the famous cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery or BabyCakes NYC), the atmosphere and more (and you know there’s more!). Spaces are super limited with only a few spots left, so call Sarah Clarke at Holland Clarke & Beatson (03 963 7000) or Scotty himself on 03 366 3773 to secure your spot on this bucket-list trip. Brought to you by the travel specialists at Holland Clarke & Beatson

Le Petit Hotel Chic French boutique B&B by the seaside 16 Marriner Street, Sumner | 03 326 6675 |


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The Luxe Connection Holland Clarke & Beatson have become the first travel agency in the South Island to join the travel industry’s leading luxury network Virtuoso, comprising more than 330 agencies with 7,200 elite advisors in 20 countries, who draw upon first-hand experience and extensive global connections to personalise your dream trip. From left: Sarah Clarke, Matthew Upchurch (Virtuoso Chief Executive Officer and Chairman), Jacquie Holland and Warwick Beatson.

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Bringing a riot of colour into the central city and hot on the heels of last year’s Oi YOU’s RISE, the SPECTRUM Street Art Festival (to May 10) further cements our city as the nation’s street art capital. There’s free exhibitions at the YMCA and Museum (including the largest Banksy collection in the Southern Hemisphere), and the big names in street art will once again be making use of our big blank canvas to tackle some epic projects.


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BEETHOVEN’S BACK Following the popularity of its Beethoven concert series last year, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will turn to the evergreen German once again to kick off their 2015 touring programme, this time tackling some of Ludwig’s piano concertos with the assistance of British virtuoso Freddy Kempf. Renowned for his outstanding musicianship and charismatic, physically dramatic performance style, Kempf is making his fourth trip to New Zealand, and was described on his last visit to these shores as having “the slickness of a cheetah on the keys”. Kempf and the NZSO will present the well-loved Emperor Piano Concerto No. 5 and the fiery drama of the Third Piano Concerto, with the musician switching the piano for a baton (which is considerably easier to pick up and wave around) to conduct the orchestra through the Egmont Overture. Freddy Kempf and the NZSO, Horncastle Arena, 10 March

Cityscape has two double passes for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s Christchurch 2015 Season to giveaway. To enter, send us an email at with NZSO in the subject header and tell us why you love listening to Beethoven. Entries close May 31.

CUT THE CABLE! Taking as its premise that the French colonisation of New Zealand didn’t just stop at Akaroa, but extended to the entire South Island, The Court Theatre’s performance of Le Sud (14 March – 18 April) provides a tantalising ‘what if?’ glimpse of South Island independence – with hilarious results. www.

EARLY WARNING: THE CHRISTCHURCH ART SHOW Artists and their audience come together again in June (11-14) at The Christchurch Art Show, the annual extravaganza of creativity at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand that offers established and emerging artists the chance to put their work in front of a throng of appreciative browsers (over 5,000 attended the 2014 event), and those browsers the chance to purchase something they’ve fallen in love with – the art is deliberately priced at affordable levels.

HOURRA POUR LE CINÉMA FRANÇAIS! New Zealand’s largest French cultural festival, and an increasingly popular highlight of the cinematic year, the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival has multiple sessions every day at Hoyts Northlands until March 15, showing everything from comedy to drama, romance, war films, fantasy and Asterix.




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Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2015 Kaleidoscopes Concert Season celebrates the 50th Jubilee of New Zealand’s iconic Chamber Music Contest. Featuring a stellar line-up of internationally renowned Chamber Music Contest Alumni including Michael Houstoun, Wilma Smith, John Psathas, John Chen and many more, it truly is a celebration of the best of chamber music in NZ. Brodsky Quartet The year begins with the UK’s Brodsky Quartet. This ensemble’s virtuosic artistry has ensured them a place at the forefront of the international chamber music scene. Bringing a taste of their home country, they will perform works by Purcell and Britten, alongside one of the greatest string quartets of all time. Be drawn into their passionate exploration of the monumental late Beethoven quartet Opus 131. Sat 28 March, 7:30pm Charles Luney Auditorium, St. Margaret’s College. Composer Connections: New Zealand Chamber Soloists Celebrate our musical cultural heritage in May with a journey of discovery through collaboration, innovation and inspiration. As part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s Our Music Composer Connections tour during NZ Music Month, the New Zealand Chamber Soloists will perform a programme specially curated by NZ composer John Psathas with the ensemble in mind. Thur 21 May, 7:30pm Charles Luney Auditorium, St. Margaret’s College. For concert details and ticketing information, visit the website.


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HERE & NOW GIGS, CONCERTS & EVENTS culture shock Comedy Scared Scriptless [Every Fri & Sat, 10:15pm] The Court Theatre, Bernard St, Addington Book it: Website. Christchurch’s own late night improv comedy show, now in its 25th year. Fresh-up Comedy Tour [Fri 27 Mar, 8pm] Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts, Cnr Greers Rd and Memorial Ave, Burnside Book it: Ticketek. Top Kiwi comics Ben Hurley, Dai Henwood and Vaughan King bring us a big night of laughs. Noel Fielding [Thu 14 May, 7pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Ticketek. The star of The Mighty Boosh promises an evening of stand-up, animations, and music.

Performance Royal New Zealand Ballet – Don Quixote [Wed 11 – Sat 14 Mar, times vary] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Website. RNZB’s own spectacular take on Miguel de Cervantes’ shaggy dog story, assisted by the CSO. Phantom of the Opera [Thu 9 Apr – Sat 2 May, times vary] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Website. Showbiz Christchurch present their version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit.

Strike up the band A special show created by the New Zealand Dance Company to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings in 1915, Rotunda teams the company up with the New Zealand Army Band and North Shore Brass, all under the musical directorship of Kiwi music legend Don McGlashan. Rotunda, Friday March 27th, Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Tickets at

La Classique Ballet (Moscow) – Sleeping Beauty [Sat 16/Sun 17 May] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Ticketek. Illustrious Russian company La Classique Aural Pleasure 2Degrees Comedy Convoy transport us to the fairytale Classical Music [Fri 22 May, 8pm] Isaac Theatre world of Sleeping Beauty. National Concerto Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Competition Finals [Sat 7 Mar, Royal New Zealand Ballet – Central City www. 7:30pm] Aurora Centre for the Salute [Thu 28 – Sat 30 May, Book it: times vary] Isaac Theatre Royal, Performing Arts, Cnr Greers Rd Ticketek. Two hours of classic and Memorial Ave, Burnside 145 Gloucester St, Central City stand-up from popular Kiwis Book it: Steve Wrigley, Rose Matafeo Book it: Ticketek. NZ’s premier Website. The RNZB performs and Guy Montgomery, joined by Des Bishop and Nish Kumar. with the NZ Army Band in this classical music competition for promising young musicians will commemoration of WWI. theatre showcase pianists this year. Le Sud [Sat 14 Mar – Sat 18 Apr, FILM NZSO Presents: Freddy times vary] The Court Theatre, Alliance Française French Film Kempf’s Beethoven [Tue 10 Festival [Until Sun 15 Mar, Bernard St, Addington www. Mar, 7pm] Horncastle Arena, times vary] Hoyts Northlands, Book it: Jack Hinton Dr, Addington 55 Main North Rd, Papanui Website. What if the French Book it: hadn’t stopped at Akaroa? Ticketek. UK pianist Freddy Book it: Website. One of the North Zealand negotiate with Kempf joins the NZSO as world’s largest French film French-controlled Le Sud in soloist and conductor for some festivals outside France. this Dave Armstrong satire. of Ludwig’s piano concertos. Exhibitions Alice in Wonderland [Wed 8 Sea To Sky (CSO 2015 Season) – Sat 18 Apr, times vary] The Jonathan Smart Gallery [Sat 21 Mar, 7:30pm] Air Force Court Theatre, Bernard St, 52 Buchan St, Sydenham Museum, 45 Harvard Ave, Addington www.courttheatre. 03 365 7070 www. Wigram Book it: Lewis Carroll’s beloved Eventfinder. Music inspired by tale in the form of a kid’s show. Specialists in contemporary the dramatic landscapes of New Zealand art. Antarctica, Finland and home. Constellations [Sat 2 – Mon 16 May, times vary] The Court Bryce Gallery Brodsky Quartet [Sat 28 Mar, Theatre, Bernard St, Addington Cnr Riccarton Rd and Paeroa 7:30pm] Charles Luney Book St, Riccarton 03 348 0064 Auditorium, St. Margaret’s it: Website. Nick Payne’s College, 12 Winchester St www. award-winning play about life, Showcasing emerging, Book it: relationships and the universe. established & investment artists. Website. The celebrated UK Romeo & Juliet [Sat 30 May SPECTRUM Street Art Festival chamber group performs works by Purcell, Britten and – Sat 20 Jun] The Court [until Sun 10 May] YMCA, Beethoven. Theatre, Bernard St, Addington Hereford St and Canterbury Book Museum, Rolleston St, Central Sense of Place (CSO 2015 it: Website. Shakespeare’s City Book Season) [Sat 18 Apr, 7:30pm] star-crossed lovers make their it: Free. More hot street art in Charles Luney Auditorium, St way to the Court Theatre stage. the city – free exhibitions, “big Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St walls” and a Banksy collection.


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Book it: Eventfinder. The Silver Garburg Piano Duo join the CSO for Britten, Mendelssohn, and Martinu. Splendour (CSO 2015 Season) [Sat 9 May, 7:30pm] Knox Church, 28 Bealey Ave, Central City Book it: Eventfinder. This one’s all Handel, all the time, featuring a selection of George’s best. Opulence (CSO 2015 Season) [Wed 13 May, 7:30pm] Knox Church, 28 Bealey Ave, Central City Book it: Eventfinder. Lully, Rameau and Vivaldi continue the CSO’s Baroque Festival. Brilliance (CSO 2015 Season) [Sat 16 May, 7:30pm] St Michael & All Angels Church, 84 Oxford Tce, Central City Book it: Eventfinder. The CSO’s Baroque Festival concludes with the genius of J.S Bach. New Zealand Chamber Soloists [Thu 21 May, 7:30pm] Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St www. Book it: Website. The New Zealand Chamber Soloists perform to celebrate NZ Music Month. CONTEMPORARY Music Michael Franti & Spearhead [Thu 26 Mar, 8pm] The Bedford at CPSA, 126 Madras St, Central City Book it: Ticketek. Michael Franti brings his rep for outstanding live shows to the Bedford.


Jonathan Smart Gallery Galleries & displays

52 Buchan Street, Sydenham 03 365 7070

In business for 25 years, and now re-located to 52 Buchan Street, Sydenham, Jonathan Smart Gallery specialises in the exhibition and sales of contemporary New Zealand art. Showcasing the best since 1987.


HERE & NOW GIGS, CONCERTS & EVENTS Billy Idol with Cheap Trick & The Angels [Sat 4 Apr, 7:30pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dr, Addington Book it: Ticketek. The still-rockin’ punk rock icon blasts into town. Note: not at the midnight hour. Jurassic 5 [Wed 8 Apr, 8pm] The Bedford at CPSA, 126 Madras St, Central City Book it: Ticketek The reformed Jurassic 5 are back in action & bringing us their big hits. Ed Sheeran [Wed 8 Apr, 8pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dr, Addington www. Book it: Ticketek. Ginger musical ninja Ed Sheeran hits Horncastle arena with some solo guitar. David Gray [Fri 10 Apr, 8pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dr, Addington www. Book it: Ticketek. The soulful songster drops in to warble some of his wistful tunes. The Black Keys with Band Of Skulls [Sat 18 Apr, 7pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dr, Addington www. Book it: Ticketek The dynamic duo known as The Black Keys – one of the biggest acts in music right now – hit town.

OUT AND ABOUT EVENTS Armageddon Expo [Sat 7/Sun 8 Mar, 10am] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dr, Addington Book it: Ticketek. The pop culture expo upgrades to the Horncastle Arena for its biggest Chch event yet. Rebuild & Renovate Christchurch Home Show [Fri 20 – Sun 22 Mar, 10am] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dr, Addington www.canterbury Book it: Ticketek. Hundreds of home ideas in one convenient place. The Food Show [Fri 1 – Sun 3 May, 10am] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dr, Addington Book it: On the door. All things gastronomically good are on show for the annual three-day extravaganza at Horncastle. The Great New Zealand Bridal Show [Sun 3 May] Addington Events Centre, 75 Jack Hinton Dr, Addington www.the Book it: On the door. The South Island’s largest wedding show; a big day for brides & grooms to be. festivals

Christchurch Holi - Festival of Colours [Sat 21 Mar, 11am] The Commons, 70 Kilmore St, Central City www.facebook. Ricky Martin [Tue 21 Apr, 7:30pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack com/ChristchurchHoli Book it: Eventfinder. The traditional Hinton Dr, Addington www. Indian festival is celebrated Book it: with a day of music, games, Ticketek. The global superstar and talent quest mentor is back food, and colour-hurling fun. in NZ after 14 years. Waipara Valley Wine & Food Festival [Sun 22 Mar] Anastacia [Fri 24 Apr, 8pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Glenmark Domain, Waipara Valley www.waiparavalley Dr, Addington www.anastacia. com Book it: Ticketek. Pop diva Book it: Website. Local wines and Anastacia is back on the road primo eats join sweet sounds. in her appropriately-named “Resurrection” tour. Dr Hook [Sun 10 May, 7:30pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Ticketek. Dr Hook’s founding vocalist Dennis Locorriere and his live band belt out the hits.

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival [Sat 28 Mar, 11:30am] Hagley Park, Central City www. Book it: Dash Tickets An epic afternoon appreciation of our favourite brews, with top music and food to boot.

times vary] Various venues Book it: Website. Big local and international names at the popular music fest this year include Malcolm McNeill and James Morrison. Markets Boulevard Arts Market [Daily, 9am – 5pm] 31 Worcester Bvd, Central City Christchurch Farmers’ Market [Every Sat, 9am – 1pm] Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Rd, Fendalton www.christchurch Kaiapoi Farmers’ Market [Every Sat, 9am – 12pm] Morgan Williams Park, Kaiapoi www.kaiapoi

Book it: Website. “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” returns for another year with its popular blend of party and fitness. House of Travel Triathlon Festival [Sat 14 Mar, times vary] Pegasus Town, Waimakariri Book it: Website. A day-long, multi-event triathlon festival, with a range of challenges. Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids’ TRYathlon [Sun 15 Mar, 7am] Jellie Park, Greers Rd, Bryndwr Book it: Website. The multisport weekend continues with the popular event for kids.

Canterbury Crusaders Super Rugby Season [Sat 14, 21 Mar, Sat 11 Apr, Fri 17 Apr, Sat 25 Apr, Fri 8 May, times vary] AMI Lincoln Farmers’ & Craft Market [Every Sat, 10am – 1pm] Stadium, 95 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington www.crusaders. On the green beside Hillyers Book it: Ticket Direct. The Cafe, Gerald St, Lincoln www. Crusaders in home pool play.

Lyttelton Farmers’ Market [Every Sat, 10am – 1pm] London St, Lyttelton New Brighton Community Market [Every Sat, 10am – 2pm] 40 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton Opawa Farmers’ Market [Every Sun, 9am – 12pm] 275 Fifield Tce, Opawa Re:START Market [Every Fri, Sat and Sun, 9am – 4pm] Re:START Mall, Cashel St, Central City The Riccarton Market [Every Sun, 9am – 2pm] Riccarton Park, Racecourse Rd Sumner Sunday Market [Every Sun to 5 Apr, 10am – 2pm] Sumner Village Green, Wakefield Ave, Sumner www. Sunday Artisan Market [Every Sun, 10am – 2pm] Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Rd, Fendalton chchartisanmarket

SPORT The Color Run Christchurch [Sat 14 Mar, 10am] Canterbury The New Zealand Jazz & Blues Agricultural Park, Wigram Rd, Wigram Festival [Tue 7 – Sun 12 Apr,

Le Race [Sat 21 Mar, 8am] Cathedral Square, Central City to Jubilee Park, Akaroa www. Book it: Website. The 100km cycle race from Christchurch to Akaroa. City 2 Surf [Sun 22 Mar, 9am] Opawa School, Ford Rd, Opawa to Ferrymead Park, Ferrymead Book it: Website. The 14km run that’s world famous in Chch brings us another jog to the coast. Christchurch Super 8 [Sat 28 Mar, 6:45pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dr, Addington www.enthdegree. Book it: Ticketek. An epic night of boxing action. Rumble in the Rubble [Fri 17 Apr, 6:30pm] Cathedral Square, Central City www. Book it: Website. Rebuild workers from 16 firms duke it out for charity in the Square Christchurch Airport Marathon [Sun 31 May, 8:30am] Cathedral Square, Central City www. Book it: Website. The race known as NZ’s fastest marathon course returns with full, half, 10km and kids’ events.

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45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram 03 343 9532 Open: 7 days, 10am – 5pm Price: Free entry, $5 flight sim, $5 children’s scavenger hunt

28 Marriner Street, Sumner 03 326 6102 Open: 7 days, 1:30pm – late


Visit one of the world’s premier military aviation collections and marvel at the classic aircraft. Be inspired by the bravery of servicemen and servicewomen, and fly the Mosquito Simulator over Norway’s fiords! Take a tour for the rare chance to see restoration projects in action, more aircraft, and other items. Walk through vintage aircraft. You can also enjoy a coffee at the on-site café. Air Force Museum – more than you would expect!


See all the best movies presented in the latest high definition and Dolby sound in Christchurch’s longest-running suburban cinema – named New Zealand’s best independent cinema by the NZ Motion Picture Industry Council. Steeped in history and located by the sea in Sumner, Hollywood 3 is the go-to cinema for arthouse and all the best movies. Reignite the romance of going to the movies with an authentic cinema experience. Ideal for private screenings, 2 of the 3 cinemas offer luxurious corporate seating areas. Where movie lovers belong.

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465 Papanui Road, Papanui 03 354 4438 Open: See website for art classes timetable Café Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm

Racecourse Road, Riccarton Racecourse 03 339 0011 Open: Sun 9am – 2pm

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Art Metro offers an oasis away from the everyday hustle and bustle, and their tutors will show you that anyone can learn the skills required to create fabulous pieces of artwork. The arty feel flows through from the art studio into the art-inspired café. Picture abstractly painted tables, inspiring wall art, and their amazing coffee cup mural!

Open every Sunday wet or fine, Riccarton Market is the most established and vibrant market in Canterbury. The market has over 200 stalls covering fresh fruit and veges, certified organic produce, flowers, plants, antiques, clothing, arts and crafts, books and much, much more. There’s something for everyone! The market also offers a food court, and features local talent on stage each week.

Come and join the hundreds of people who have unlocked their artist within, and produced extraordinary art.

The market is the main fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Riccarton, with surplus funds distributed to the community.



the list

CHRISTCHURCH’S DEFINITIVE LITTLE BLACK BOOK feast parties & shops Catering Café Kudos [pg 40] 03 338 1801 Pukeko Junction Café & Deli [pg 58] 03 314 8834 taste @ twenty [pg 32] 03 982 1399 gourmet food stores By Anna [pg 31] 027 896 2655 The Cupcake Collection [pg 31] Riccarton 03 343 3343 Beckenham 03 332 8432 Decant 03 343 1945 J’aime les macarons [pg 31] 03 366 9108 Mediterranean Food Company 03 379 5122 SoYo [pg 32] 03 343 4110 taste @ twenty [pg 32] 03 982 1399 Terra Viva Bake [pg 61] 03 384 8188 Totally Gluten Free Bakery [pg 32] 03 341 1172 Traiteur of Merivale 03 355 7750 functions Bean Scene Café/ Cargo Bar [pg 36] 03 338 9106 Crown Limousines [pg 32] 021 491 114 Ilex Café & Events [pg 49] 03 941 5556 Paint ‘N’ Sip Studio 03 351 0879 Riccarton House Bistro 03 348 6190

DRINKING Cosy Pub Alvarado’s Mexican Cantina [pg 34] 03 374 4149 Bailies Bar & Restaurant 03 366 5159 The Bog 03 929 0117 Cassels & Sons Brewery 03 389 5359 CBD 03 379 4223 The Craic Irish Bar [pg 40] 03 343 4657 GBC – Garden Bar Café [pg 46] 03 385 8880 Governors Bay Hotel [pg 47] 03 329 9433 Lone Star [pg 50] Riccarton 03 943 9434 Northlands 03 352 6653 City 03 365 7086 Morrell & Co [pg 52] 03 423 1440 No.4 Bar & Restaurant [pg 52] 03 355 3720 O’Shea’s Public House [pg 53] 03 385 3080 The Pedal Pusher [pg 53] 03 335 0095 Pomeroy’s [pg 57] 03 365 1523 Sullivans Irish Pub [pg 60] 03 338 8300 Terrace Winebar & Restaurant [pg 61] 03 318 7303 Torenhof Belgian Beer Café [pg 62] 03 377 1007 The Twisted Hop 03 943 4681 Valley Inn Tavern [pg 64] 03 384 1124 Volstead Trading Co. [pg 65] 03 343 6688 Wunderbar 03 328 8818 Swishy Bar Auricle Wine Bar 022 594 6512 Baretta [pg 34] 03 260 2600 Bloody Mary’s [pg 37] 03 943 5937 Boo Radley’s Food & Liquor [pg 37] 03 366 9906


Christchurch Here & Now

Cargo Bar [pg 36] 03 338 9106 Carlton [pg 39] 03 355 9543 Civil & Naval [pg 38] 03 328 7206 Clink Restaurant & Bar [pg 40] 03 326 5353 The Dirty Land 03 365 5340 [inside cover] Dragons Den Social Lounge [pg 45] 03 366 3338 Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar [pg 44] 03 365 0533 Gustav’s Kitchen & Wine Bar 03 389 5544 Harlequin Public House 03 377 8669 Hotel Montreal Polo Bar [pg 9] 03 943 8547 JDV [pg 48] 03 964 3860 King of Snake 03 365 7363 Mama Hooch [pg 51] 03 377 2455 The Monday Room [pg 53] 03 377 5262 Nucleus 021 074 3494 Styx and Stone 03 323 4497 Sugarhorse [pg 59] 03 377 9383 Tequila Mockingbird [pg 62] 03 365 8565 Town Tonic [pg 55] 03 338 1150 Trevinos Restaurant & Bar [pg 63] 03 343 5378 Vespa Bar 03 943 5980

[pg 36] 03 338 9106 Beat Street Café [pg 36] 03 366 6324 Black Betty 03 365 8522 Brigittes [pg 37] 03 355 6150 C1 Espresso 03 379 1917 Café Kudos [pg 40] 03 338 1801 Café Lumes [pg 37] 03 366 2090 Café Sismo [pg 37] 03 348 1984 Chalfont Café & Bar [pg 38] 03 329 4465 Dose Café [pg 44] 03 943 2112 GBC – Garden Bar Café [pg 46] 03 385 8880 Godley Café [pg 46] 03 329 4880 Hello Sunday [pg 47] 03 260 1566 The Herb Centre Café [pg 47] 03 365 3011 The Honeypot Café [pg 48] 03 366 5853 Ilex Café & Events [pg 49] 03 941 5556 Joe’s Garage [pg 49] Riccarton 03 420 4420 Sumner 03 962 2233 Papanui 03 352 5637 Little River Café [pg 50] 03 325 1933 Mama Hooch [pg 51] 03 377 2455 Milieu Café [pg 51] 03 962 9629 Mitchelli’s Café Rinato [pg Live Music Astro Lounge 03 377 52] 03 389 4443 Pepperberry Café & Florist [pg 54] 03 377 9166 Bailies Bar & Restaurant 0443 Procopé Coffee House [pg 03 366 5159 Baretta [pg 34] 03 57] City 03 379 4299 Fendalton 260 2600 Boo Radley’s Food 03 351 1488 Pukeko Junction & Liquor [pg 37] 03 366 9906 Café & Deli [pg 58] 03 314 8834 Cargo Bar [pg 36] 03 338 9106 Riccarton House Bistro 03 348 Carlton [pg 39] 03 355 9543 Cassels & Sons Brewery 03 389 6190 Ris’tretto [pg 58] 03 385 5359 Civil & Naval [pg 38] 03 328 8670 The Rock [pg 58] 03 326 7206 The Craic Irish Bar [pg 40] 5358 Rocksalt [pg 60] 03 355 03 343 4657 Darkroom 03 974 5299 Savoire Café & Wine Bar 2425 Dux Live 03 366 6919 Ferry Merivale 03 355 5645 Beckenham Ale House 03 376 4071 GBC – 03 332 4799 Bishopdale 03 360 Garden Bar Café [pg 46] 03 385 0996 Seven Café [pg 60] 03 348 8880 Mashina Lounge 03 365 1886 The Tea House [pg 61] 03 9999 The Monday Room [pg 53] 325 7242 Terra Viva Bake [pg 61] 03 377 5262 Tequila Mockingbird 03 384 8188 Terra Viva Café [pg [pg 62] 03 365 8565 Trevinos 61] 03 358 5565 Therapy [pg 62] Restaurant & Bar [pg 63] 03 343 03 943 6657 Town Tonic [pg 55] 5378 The Twisted Hop 03 943 03 338 1150 Underground Coffee 4681 Winnie Bagoes Ferrymead [pg 21, 63] City 0800 842 6333 03 376 4900 City 03 366 6315 Sumner 03 326 7111 Sydenham Wunderbar 03 328 8818 03 943 7360 Under the Red Verandah [pg 64] 03 381 1109 EATING Urban Corner/The Bower Asian fusion Chinwag Eathai [pg 64] 03 388 3649 Vic’s Café [pg 3] 03 366 4544 Fusion @ [pg 65] 03 963 2090 The Villas The Asiatique [pg 46] 03 365 [pg 65] 03 365 6066 Vivace Café 0163 King of Snake 03 365 & Roastery [pg 19] 03 381 2474 7363 The Monday Room [pg Waipara Hills [pg 66] 03 314 53] 03 377 5262 Spice Paragon 6900 Your Place Café & Bar Riccarton 03 348 8881 City 03 379 [pg 66] 03 928 2307 0306 Yoshi Japanese Restaurant Chinese The China Kitchen [pg 66] 03 356 2255 Zenbu [pg 03 354 6818 Chong’s Chinese 66] 03 343 0505 Restaurant [pg 40] 03 377 3572 Burgers Burgers & Beers Inc. Madam Kwong’s 03 348 3638 [pg 45] Sydenham 03 366 3339 dessert SoYo [pg 32] 03 343 Papanui 03 354 3336 4110 Strawberry Fare [pg 60] Cafés Art Metro [pg 99] 03 365 4897 03 354 4438 Bean Scene Café

Dumpling bar Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar [pg 57] 03 379 8377 European Cornershop Bistro [pg 40] 03 326 6720 Saggio Di Vino 03 379 4006 Strawberry Fare [pg 60] 03 365 4897 Trevinos Restaurant & Bar [pg 63] 03 343 5378 Greek Costas Taverna & Ouzo Bar 03 352 3232 Indian Arjee Bhajee [pg 36] Riccarton 03 365 6633 Papanui 03 352 9133 Coriander’s [pg 42-43] City 03 365 5557 Edgeware 03 366 7223 Rolleston 03 347 2315 International 50 Bistro [pg 34] 03 371 0250 Chillingworth Road 03 352 7784 Governors Bay Hotel [pg 47] 03 329 9433 Harlequin Public House 03 377 8669 JDV [pg 48] 03 964 3860 Nando’s Riccarton [pg 52] 03 348 4660 Passengers & Co. Eating House & Bar [pg 55] 03 342 9490 Pegasus Bay Winery [pg 54] 03 314 6869 Pescatore [pg 54] 03 371 0257 The Polo Bar [pg 9] 03 943 8547 Riccarton House Bistro 03 348 6190 Torenhof Belgian Beer Café [pg 62] 03 377 1007 Town Tonic [pg 55] 03 338 1150 Italian Baretta [pg 34] 03 260 2600 Café Valentino [pg 38] 03 377 1886 Casa Nostra [pg 39] 03 384 3186 Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria [pg 63] 03 355 4744 Venuti [pg 64] 03 377 2454 Japanese @Tony’s Japanese Restaurant [pg 35] Riccarton 03 341 6608 Ferrymead 03 348 5644 Cookai Japanese Restaurant [pg 41] 03 343 2860 Tomi Japanese Restaurant [pg 62] 03 377 8028 Yoshi Japanese Restaurant [pg 66] 03 356 2255 Zenbu [pg 66] 03 343 0505 Latin Tequila Mockingbird [pg 62] 03 365 8565 Malaysian Malaysia Delights 03 352 4607 Mexican Alvarado’s Mexican Cantina [pg 34] 03 374 4149 Mexicano’s [back cover] 03 365 5330 Pepe’s Mexican Grill 03 943 5976 Tiki Taco [pg 62] 027 844 6198



ferrymead heritage park

2/1030 Ferry Road, Ferrymead 03 384 5086 Open: Mon – Fri 12pm to 6pm, Sat 12:20pm – 4:30pm

50 Ferrymead Park Drive, Heathcote 03 384 1970 Open: 7 days, 10am – 4:30pm

water sports

Christchurch is a city by the sea – near to sandy beaches, scenic harbours, and the bays and inlets of Banks Peninsula. There’s also access to some fantastic lakes. So to find a way to experience these water playgrounds, drop in to Groundswell sports. They’ll call on their 20 years of experience in playing in these waters to introduce you to kitesurfing, windsurfing, and standup paddle boarding. Time to change your life!


Step back in time at Ferrymead Heritage Park, with a leisurely stroll down a 1920s street portraying a church, school and police house and jail alongside the bakery, general store, lawyer, cinema and printer. Enjoy the fun and excitement of rides on steam trains and electric trams. Steam trains run on the FIRST Sunday of each month. Electric trams run at the park 7 days every week. Hot and cold food and drinks available on weekends and during school holidays.

Steve Johnson's

Sun: 12pm – 6pm Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat: 10am – 6pm Wed, Thu: 10am – late 94 Riccarton Road 03 341 1301


HERE & NOW the list Mobile Fueled By Coffee [pg 56] 021 668 978 Hakoya [pg 56] 03 960 0763 The Holy Grill [pg 56] 022 067 1850 Loco’s Tex-Mex Cuisine 022 435 6892 Street Food [pg 56] 027 776 6001 Tiki Taco [pg 62] 027 844 6198 New Zealand Brigittes [pg 37] 03 355 6150 Clink Restaurant & Bar [pg 40] 03 326 5353 Cook’n’ With Gas 03 377 9166 Cornershop Bistro [pg 40] 03 326 6720 Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar [pg 44] 03 365 0533 Gustav’s Kitchen & Wine Bar 03 389 5544 Hinton’s [pg 47] 03 358 8599 Lone Star [pg 50] Riccarton 03 943 9434 Northlands 03 352 6653 City 03 365 7086 Morrell & Co [pg 52] 03 423 1440 No.4 Bar & Restaurant [pg 52] 03 355 3720 The Pedal Pusher [pg 53] 03 335 0095 Pomeroy’s [pg 57] 03 365 1523 Saggio Di Vino 03 379 4006 Sugarhorse [pg 59] 03 377 9383 The Tea House [pg 61] 03 325 7242 Terrace Winebar & Restaurant [pg 61] 03 318 7303 Urban Corner/The Bower [pg 64] 03 388 3649 Valley Inn Tavern [pg 64] 03 384 1124 The Villas [pg 65] 03 365 6066 Pizza Café Valentino [pg 38] 03 377 1886 Cocopelli Gourmet Pizza Bar [pg 40] 03 386 2220 The Serious Sandwich [pg 62] 03 377 9452 Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria [pg 63] 03 355 4744 Winnie Bagoes City 03 366 6315 Ferrymead 03 376 4900

Turkish/Persian Persian Kitchen [pg 54] 03 389 0400

The Tannery [pg 13] Westfield Riccarton [pg 17]

VEGETARIAN Dux Dine 03 348 1436 The Herb Centre Café [pg 47] 03 365 3011 The Lotus Heart 03 377 2727

vintage/second hand Madam Butterfly’s Vintage Style Boutique [pg 72] 027 459 4052 Recycle Boutique [pg 75] 03 VIETNAMESE My Hanh 03 348 1898 389 5896 Winery Catalina Sounds Wine 09 376 0760 (distributors) Hinton’s [pg 47] 03 358 8599 Pegasus Bay Winery [pg 54] 03 314 6869 Waipara Hills [pg 66] 03 314 6900

LIVE, LIFE, LOVE GET THIS Accessories Florian Rhodes [pg 76] 03 381 8956 Halo & Hazard [pg 74] 020 4062 2612 Infinite Definite [pg 73] 03 371 7465 Issimo [pg 75] 03 355 5975 The Mohair Store [pg 88] 03 943 1639 Park Avenue Fashions [pg 76] 03 374 5858 Raw Nova [pg 74] 03 389 8704 Robin Pierre [pg 75] 03 355 5747 Untouched World [pg 71] Burnside 03 357 9399 City 03 365 9533 Victoria Black [pg 71] 03 379 1197 Children’s Boutique Fanzy Clothing For Kids [pg 76] 03 347 1585

Fashion Chalkydigits [pg 76] 03 381 1568 Dead Set [pg 73] EnCompass [pg 74] 03 381 4065 Firklover [pg 72] Florian Rhodes [pg 76] 03 381 8956 Halo & Hazard [pg 74] 020 Sandwiches New York Deli 4062 2612 Infinite Definite [pg Addington 03 366 8130, 73] 03 371 7465 Park Avenue Northlands 03 354 8215 The Fashions [pg 76] 03 374 5858 Serious Sandwich [pg 62] City 03 Plume [pg 71] 03 355 4543 377 9452 Sydenham 03 371 9167 Raw Nova [pg 74] 03 389 8704 Recycle Boutique [pg 75] 03 Southern usa Boo Radley’s 389 5896 Robyn Mathieson [pg Food & Liquor [pg 37] 03 366 74] 03 389 3541 Sergios [pg 9906 73] 03 375 4490 Stencil [pg 73] Spanish The Curator’s House Sydenham 03 374 6134 City 03 Restaurant [pg 44] 03 379 2252 379 4853 Untouched World [pg Steakhouse Bloody Mary’s 71] Burnside 03 357 9399 City 03 [pg 37] 03 943 5937 Carlton 365 9533 Victoria Black [pg 71] [pg 39] 03 355 9543 Lone Star 03 379 1197 Working Style 03 [pg 50] Riccarton 03 943 9434 356 1964 Northlands 03 352 6653 City Footwear Head Over Heels [pg 03 365 7086 The Villas [pg 65] 75] 03 366 6681 Issimo [pg 75] 03 365 6066 03 355 5975 Robin Pierre [pg 75] Taiwanese Little Taipei [pg 50] 03 355 5747 03 354 1288 Jewellery Filigree [pg 15] Thai Aroy Thai [pg 34] 03 365 Sydenham 03 977 4958, The 2400 Chinwag Eathai [pg 3] 03 Tannery 03 389 7826 366 4544 Chang Thai [pg 48] 03 retail centres The Colombo 349 7069 Hammersley’s Thai [pg [inside back cover] 03 365 5091 48] 03 385 0004 Keo Thai [pg 51] Merivale Mall [pg 7] 03 355 9692 03 355 6229 Red Elephant Re:START Mall [pg 11] [pg 58] 03 377 1122

THE SELF beauty Beauty at the Tannery [pg 6] 03 381 0808 Kristen Stewart School of Make-Up [pg 78] 03 377 0966 Lotus At Siam Thai Day Spa [pg 78] 03 980 5400 Merivales Hair & Beauty [pg 78] 03 355 5713 The Smile Spa [pg 79] 03 366 1948 Hair Bliss [pg 78] 03 366 0617 or 03 366 5530 Headspace [pg 79] 03 366 1896 Merivales Hair & Beauty [pg 78] 03 355 5713 M.Y. Salon [pg 80] 03 928 2305 Scissortrix [pg 80] 03 332 0838 True Grit Hair Spa [pg 80] 03 377 7889 health/wellbeing The Apothecary 03 389 0857 The Herb Centre [pg 47] 03 365 3011 The Herbal Dispensary 03 385 9530 Lotus At Siam Thai Day Spa [pg 78] 03 980 5400 Pascha Therapies [pg 80] 03 374 2526 Fitness/YOGA Bikram Yoga Christchurch [pg 81] 03 421 8276 Flow Hot Yoga [pg 81] 03 348 8889 Grassroots Yoga & Health [pg 81] 03 389 8113 Les Mills 03 379 1140 Scoop Authentic Pilates [pg 81] 021 158 9872 Tattoos City of Ink [pg 101] 03 341 1301 Otautahi Tattoo [pg 4-5] 03 343 3073

CS LIVING furniture/Antiques Belle Interiors [pg 84] 03 366 7300 KS Lighting [pg 84] 03 365 0012 Mr Mod [pg 86] Showroom 03 355 8788 Warehouse Store 021 588 130 Sweet Dreams [pg 82] 03 365 8060 Willburn Furniture [pg 88] 03 366 6600 Renovation & Building About Colour 03 348 8015 Bathroom & Flooring Warehouse [pg 83] 03 349 7077 CoLab Architecture [pg 69] 03 379 3309 Edward Gibbon [pg 87] 03 366 7137 Euroform [pg 86] 03 381 5559 European Ceramics & Stone [pg 84] 021 828 453 Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances [pg 85] 03 366 6948 audio/home entertainment Auto Sound & Security [pg 88]

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Christchurch Here & Now

03 365 2360 Soundline [pg 84] 03 379 5695 Homeware/interiors About Colour 03 348 8015 Bathroom & Flooring Warehouse [pg 83] 03 349 7077 Belle Interiors [pg 84] 03 366 7300 Chalkydigits [pg 76] 03 381 1568 Dilana [pg 83] 03 366 5866 Eco Frame & Mirror [pg 86] 03 377 0223 KS Lighting [pg 84] 03 365 0012 Madam Butterfly’s Vintage Style Boutique [pg 72] 027 459 4052 The Mohair Store [pg 88] 03 943 1639 Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances [pg 85] 03 366 6948 Raw Nova [pg 74] 03 389 8704 lifestyle Aromaunga Flowers 03 384 3638 BBQs Direct 03 366 8808 Holland Clarke & Beatson [pg 91] 03 963 7000 Hotel Montreal [pg 9] 03 943 8547 The Colombo [inside back cover] 03 365 5091 Le Petit Hotel [pg 90] 03 326 6675 Merivale Mall [pg 7] 03 355 9692 Moffatt’s Flower Company [pg 88] 03 322 7975 Pascha Therapies [pg 80] 03 374 2526 Pepperberry Café & Florist [pg 54] 03 377 0443 Photo & Video International 03 355 7534 Re:START Mall [pg 11] The Riccarton Market [pg 99] 03 339 0011 Scorpio Books [pg 89] City 03 377 8462 Riccarton 03 379 2882 Scotty Browns Bike Emporium [pg 83] 03 366 3773 The Tannery [pg 13] Westfield Riccarton [pg 17] Real Estate Chris Lewis, Harcourts Holmwood [pg 86] 03 355 6116 Mary Turnbull, Harcourts Gold Group [pg 87] 027 525 2959 or 03 352 6166

HERE & NOW Air Force Museum of New Zealand [pg 99] 03 343 9532 Art Metro [pg 99] 03 354 4438 Bryce Gallery 03 348 0064 Chamber Music New Zealand [pg 94] 0800 CONCERT The Christchurch Art Show [pg 97] Crown Limousines [pg 32] 021 491 114 Ferrymead Heritage Park [pg 101] 03 384 1970 Groundswell [pg 101] 03 384 5086 Hollywood 3 Cinema [pg 99] 03 326 6102 Jonathan Smart Gallery [pg 97] 03 365 7070 New Zealand Symphony Orchestra [pg 97] One Monday Live Music [pg 97] The Riccarton Market [pg 99] 03 339 0011 Royal New Zealand Ballet [pg 95] Town Hall Cinemas Rangiora [pg 8]


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