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The inside word on the city’s revamped art cred.

Own This City 08 word on the street Tip-offs, trends and more. 12 autumn edit This season’s essentials. 14 5 THINGS TO DO Get these must-dos in your diary, stat! 16 Change of art With Christchurch Art Gallery and CoCA both back and SPECTRUM Street Art Festival rocking its second year, Christchurch is embracing a reinvigorated art scene. on the cover

The new face (and faces) of the Christchurch hospo scene.

19 Raising the bar(s) As Christchurch hospitality bounces back bigger than ever before, and shows no sign of slowing, Cityscape checks out the latest offerings and what’s on the horizon.

Feast 24 The gourmand’s guide to autumn in Christchurch. 27 the a-list Gourmet goodies, catering, events and venues. 33 food & drink Dining and drinking in the city.


Tucked around the corner of the Isaac Theatre Royal and opposite Gap Filler’s Dance-O-Mat, you’ll find the handiwork of Auckland graffiti artist Berst (Bobby Hung). The purpler people greeters are part of SPECTRUM Street Art Festival’s 10 new Big Walls. Visit the YMCA (12 Hereford Street) to check out the main exhibition space, pick up a map, then head out into the city. To 17 April


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Live, Life, Love 66 Fashion, lifestyle and living. 68 the good life With Dr Libby. 69 get this Reclaim autumn with these scorching fashion must haves. 75 the self Nurturing mind, body, and soul. 80 CS living House, home and lifestyle. 86 read, watch, listen Catch up on reviews, profiles and celebrity insider goss.

Here & Now 87 What’s going down in the Garden City this autumn. 89 gigs, concerts & events Culture Shock, Aural Pleasure, Out & About – the city’s hottest tickets this season.

Editor’s note

It’s been five years since Mother Nature rocked our world and drastically changed our lives and landscape, levelling much of the city. Our beloved after dark and arts scenes copped a massive hit, but – not a city to stop the party (for long, anyway) – innovation, initiative and necessity saw us back in the city enjoying pop up bars and clubs, container shopping centres, festivals and art on a seriously grand scale. Having recently reclaimed the Christchurch Art Gallery and CoCA, and with the next wave of the hospitality regeneration underway, we talk to the people helping shape the new Christchurch in Change of Art (p16) and Raising the Bar(s) (p19). Autumn starts now!



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Word on the Street

Tip-Offs, trends & more

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In a brilliant return to form, beloved New Regent Street whisky bar The Last Word was brought (or should that be bought?) back to life by the team at Whisky Galore. New life is also being breathed into Madison’s Restaurant at Heritage Christchurch Hotel courtesy of the crew over at Continental – expect locally sourced fare with a focus on nutritional content and exceptional flavour. Still on the rebirths, former live rock venue Allen St Live is now scorching night club The Cotton Club, while one of the city’s post-quake originators Revival Bar – you totally saw us through some dark days – has transformed into the slicker Little Neighbourhood. Expect big (Japanese-themed) things from the team behind Baretta and The Cuban when they swing the doors to their third venture Empire open in mid March. New venues to watch out for include O.G.B Bar & Café (Old Government Building), rocking a speakeasy vibe, while Farringtons Tavern and Little Italy restaurant are making way for new gastro pub Bishop Brothers Public House. Perennial fave The Bicycle Thief have (finally!) rehomed themselves with some swanky new country digs – revamping the Rossendale restaurant on Old Tai Tapu Road. In other exciting news, get ready to download the slick new Cityscape app this autumn, letting you keep your finger on the pulse of all things hot and happening in the city when you’re out and about!


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A NEW CHAPTER The city’s finest bookworms over at Scorpio Books have moved from their transitional digs at Re:START Mall into their swanky new surrounds at the BNZ Centre – catch up with the crew and crack a book or two at 120 Hereford Street.

Lewis Road Creamery have set tongues wagging with their new line of premium icecream, available in three killer flavours: Vanilla, Chocolate and that iconic Kiwi sessional Double Hokey Pokey!

SWANNING AROUND Filed under best news ever – the Cityscape team is super-stoked to see Swan Lake Garden’s beautiful resident swans and glamorous long-term couple Samuel and Samantha back home and swimming on their lake despite being critically injured after some dick shot them! Seriously, who could shoot these beautiful birds? Get some help, buddy!

WIZEN UP Looking for killer bespoke couture, or just need some work done on your fave threads? The crew at Streetwize are experts at repairing and creating fierce fashion – including leather work!  NEW KID ON THE LOT

Dangerously handy to the Cityscape office, Vbase’s new baby Lot 55 (named after its 55 Jack Hinton Drive addy) rocks some seriously slick urban industrial eatery magic with its eclectic décor and a menu spanning antipasto, macaroon iced chocolate and pulled pork sliders along with fresh cabinet fare. Did we mention boutique beers? Yes, this Monday to Friday operation is dangerously close …


CoCA HOLA As with near-neighbour and big-brother the Christchurch Art Gallery, the post-quake reopening of the CoCA (Centre of Contemporary Art) gallery has seemed to take an age for the city’s art lovers – but the wait is over! CoCA is back in business and once again doing what it does best: offering a bold new exhibition programme that focuses on modern art – everything fresh, new and exciting in the local and international art scene. In addition to exhibitions there’s a packed schedule of artistic events – film screenings, tours, meet-the-artists and more – that aid the Centre in its mission to keep things inspiring, stimulating and thought-provoking. Have no doubt: it’s a must-visit for art lovers.

BOOK IT! Charting the phoenix-like rising of our beloved Isaac Theatre Royal, Recreating The Magic – The Rebirth of a Christchurch Theatre chronicles the iconic theatre’s repair, rebuild and restoration, and the people who made it happen. RRP $39.95


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THE ICONIC: THE WIZARD How did we go this long with a column called The Iconic without featuring the country’s Arch-Wizard? Move over, Gandalf; the Wizard who’s really most indelibly associated with New Zealand is undeniably a Christchurch icon – as much an integral part of the fabric of the city as Hagley Park and asking people what school they went to. The magic man who’s been classified repeatedly as a ‘living work of art’ has been a feature of the central city since 1974 with his entertaining, lively and outrageous public speaking, efficacious spell-casting, officiating, battles with bureaucracy and soulless corporations, Imperial-Army-marshalling, philosophising and heritage advocacy. That he nearly decamped permanently to Oamaru post-quakes would have been a loss nearly as grievous as that of any historic building, and it does the heart good that you can still spot him up to his mysterious, wizardly business during lunchtimes in New Regent Street, or occasionally bringing some magic to kids in the Margaret Mahy Playground. Look out too for his apprentice wizards-in-training (you can move over too, Harry Potter), set to carry on a wizarding tradition that’s been muscled into existence by the sheer force of personality of the much-loved magician.

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Driving We know "driving etiquette" sounds like an oxymoron – particularly in Christchurch where even the most chilled of cats can turn into a fist-shaking, honkhappy, bird-flipping road rager minutes after hitting the bitumen. Sure, our roads are seriously jacked up and random, pop-up road works rob us of way too much precious time, but there’s no need to bust that throbbing vein on your forehead! Firstly, you need to follow the road rules – pretty basic, but as our city’s reputation as being among the world’s worst drivers indicates (and you need to do this too!) many drivers have no memory of all the study they put in before sitting their driver’s test. Let other drivers in where possible; driving is karmic, so make sure you give (even if it’s just a little!). Merge like a zip, people – pushing ahead one car isn’t going to make or break your trip, it’s just a recipe for a retribution-fuelled rear-ender.

BEAT THE CLOCK Fancy yourself as a bit of a Sherlock? Put those assumed puzzle solving skills of yours to the tests at Escape Artists, the city’s first addition to the worldwide, red-hot craze that is the escape room concept. Team up with family or friends to beat the pressure of the ticking clock as you try to solve the mystery that will allow you to make your escape from one of two differently themed rooms, each of which will draw you into their intriguing stories/scenarios and test you and your team with a series of clues and puzzles that will need you to think both logically and illogically. It’s all the excitement and daring of a dramatic prison escape, but with none of the pesky legal consequences!

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life hacks Taking the Perfect Selfie


Get ready to walk 500 miles (then 500 more) when Leith’s favourite sons, twins Craig and Charlie Reid, otherwise known as The Proclaimers, hit up Horncastle Arena singing loudly about lengthy journeys on foot on April 23 (remember the two of them belting ‘I’m Gonna Be’ out in the music video? You know you do!). The two lads and their idiosyncratically Scottish-accented pop-folk-rock will be supported by Kiwi singer-songwriter Greg Johnson, who has plenty of his own hits to pull out the touring kit bag – all-in-all it promises to be a big night for those who like their tunes with a bit of heartfelt soul to them.



Cityscape has a double pass to The Proclaimers to giveaway to one super lucky reader. To enter, send us an email at with ‘Proclaimers’ in the subject header and tell us what you’d walk 500 miles for. Entries close April 14. 

It’s time to rack up some Facebook likes and give your social media circle a jealousy-inducing impression of just how hard you’re rockin' that ensemble – selfie time! Get it wrong, and you may find yourself starring in the ubiquitous ‘Epic hilarious selfie fails’-style clickbait. Navigating this fine line between triumph and disaster takes skill, so first of all: experiment with angles. The idea of our best side may be a cliché, but it’s one for a reason; most of us have a more attractive side, and your picture will be more interesting than a straight-on shot, too. Think about lighting – if your light source is behind you, the background will white out and your features will look a lot softer, or stand in direct light for a clearer image. Use both arms to take the picture: it will keep you and your camera more still, and your arms will frame your face. And lastly, don’t drink and selfie – the start of the night is fine, but later on things tend to get all ‘before’ when you want ‘after'-style glamour shots, undoing all your good work.

Cityscape editor Isaac Wilson hangs out at Eco Frame and Mirror. I’m holding the glued mitres of what is about to be a rather fancy looking frame (838 Gold Ornate Leaf Finish Frame to be exact) over the business end of the underpinning machine, and I’m starting to get a bead on. I could be feeling the pressure because I’ve just been through the precision-focussed framing process at Eco Frame and Mirror with store manager Dan, who has told me that every step of the framing process needs to be within one millimetre! It could be because the finished product is going to house someone’s pride and joy and my workmanship will be scrutinised for years, or it could be that my framing experience to date has left me lacking among these artisan craftspeople, whose hands-on, labour intensive framing process can take up to three weeks. Matt border (or borders if double matting) needs to be considered and computer cut at a 45-degree angle, and then there’s glass – four main types and six options that range from plain glass through to Conservation Clear to the mac daddy that is the near-invisible Museum Glass, hinging or mounting … it’s an involved process! The underpinning machine fires the V nail precisely into the join, pulling the mitres even tighter together for a perfect finish. Relieved, and obviously stoked, we move onto glass. Dan and the team also create custom mirrors and offer quake-safe fittings – but that’s a whole other job swap!

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2 JS Ceramics George & Co Hexagonal Planter (RRP from $18) from Industria 3 Madam Stoltz Hanging Copper Light (RRP $348) from Copper + Pink

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4 Saben Baby Regan Bag (RRP $550) from Issimo


5 Lapuan Kankurit Ruut Blanket (RRP $285) from Nordic Chill 6 Alice McCall Cosmic Love Jumpsuit (RRP $499) from Katerina Boutique


7 Garden Glory Hose and Nozzle (RRP $249) and Reindeer Antlers Mount (RRP $449) from Nordic Chill 8 Antique 15ct Gold Pearl & Turquoise Ring, circa late 1800’s (RRP $595) from Westenra Jewellers


9 Senso Una Heels (RRP $379) from Raw Nova



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The Stranglers Punk’s not dead (but they’ve come close). 15 Apr


CSO: Mad Men & Dangerous Women The perfect recipe!  21 Apr



Cavell Leitch Jazz and RNZB: Speed of Light Blues Festival New Zealand Ballet hits Blow your horn! warp speed.  25 – 29 May  10 – 12 Mar

Jimeoin – Yeehaa! Giddy up, the lanky Irish-Aussie cometh.  8 May



HOUSE GUESTS/PESTS You love ‘em before they arrive and you love ‘em even more when they’re leaving, but those days in between can be a nerve-shredding test of endurance and the relationship.

Fish and guests – both start stinking after three days, goes the proverb. It's generally around this period that your last nerve is being seriously worked, but knowing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel (their departure date), no matter how far away, should be enough to get you through – if not: Brace yourself – in the calm before the storm make your place guest friendly, carry their luggage into their room and show them where to stash it, otherwise you’ll be finding clothes draped around the lounge. Child-proof if necessary, i.e stash any irreplaceables likely to be broken by unsupervised hellions – holidaying parentals are super lax! Plan ahead – organise a kick-ass first day, tick off the city’s main highlights, then set them free with a loaner vehicle, bikes or a bus schedule; their independence will set you free. Turn a blind eye – that spaghetti sauce will still be on the kitchen ceiling after they’ve gone so you might as well help yourself to another glass of their wine. Out of sight – getting them out of the house is an instant de-stresser and gives you time to restore some of the chaos (not all, it’s a losing battle after all so no point in knocking yourself out) before they return. Suggest day or overnight trips then enjoy some precious down time.


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Change of Art It’s hard to imagine buttoned up, pre-quake conservative Christchurch embracing epic street art murals, and yet here we are now five years later in the running for the title of ‘ The Southern Hemisphere’s street art capital’. Add the recent re-openings of local art palaces The Christchurch Art Gallery and CoCA alongside the hugely popular SPECTRUM Street Art Festival and the city’s flourishing suburban gallery and underground scenes, and Christchurch is booming as an art hub. Cityscape caught up with the people behind the city’s resurging art scene for the lowdown on Christchurch’s revamped art cred and what the future holds. 16

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n event as big as the quakes couldn’t help but affect the city’s art scene just as much as it affected all other aspects of life in the city, notes Centre of Contemporary Art’s (CoCA) new director and principal curator Paula Orrell, reflecting that the ‘contemporary’ has been redefined. “Christchurch’s ‘now’ is quite different to five years ago. Contemporary art is like holding a mirror to our lives, our experiences and our culture. The earthquakes and rebuilding our city and lives has influenced our artistic tastes that are now far more diverse, global and less constrained than ever. We want to reflect that in our exhibitions.” Christchurch Art Gallery director Jenny Harper says that with their building itself suddenly out of action, the institution had no choice but to start thinking outside the square (or more accurately, outside the gallery), and looks at the last five years as a learning process: “Within this short time, we’ve learned to do things differently and to see and present art in different locations: sometimes temporary, sometimes makeshift, some on the street itself. It’s as if prior rules no longer applied.” Far from going into its shell, the gallery launched into the ambitious Outer Spaces

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programme, which produced more than 100 projects in the years before the reopening, and collaborating with fast-moving post-quake initiatives like Gap Filler on large-scale urban art. Yes, there was disruption and destruction, but with that came opportunity, too, says Paula. “The earthquakes have been an opportunity to restore and renovate the gallery on Gloucester Street to be a purposeful operating space … where debate and conversation can take place, where the status quo can be challenged.” The suddenly all-shook-up, upended city scene naturally provided the perfect nursery for SPECTRUM Street Art Festival’s already rule-breaking brand of art as well, says festival director George Shaw, who was approached by rebuild think tank The Ministry of Awesome to produce a show in the city. “They facilitated the contact with Canterbury Museum where RISE, our first show, was presented” says George. “RISE was the most visited show in the Museum’s history and won New Zealand Museum Show of the Year – that, added to that fact that the general public fell in love with all of the external artworks produced for the show, laid the foundation for the SPECTRUM Festivals that have followed.”

After all the sturm und drang, the city’s art scene has emerged on the other side in a quite different place, and with a new context; as art reflects society, our post-quake arts scene acknowledges and reflects our city’s collective experience. “Perhaps the gallery offers a more spiritual and holistic experience than before, as we provide an opportunity to get away from it all,” reflects Jenny. Even the positioning of artworks can carry a new post-quake context: “Some [visitors] have commented on the poignancy of seeing certain works near others, and the joy of being reminded of what is in the collection.” CoCA’s reopening exhibition, says Paula, simply had to acknowledge our “new normal”: “Precarious Balance reflects the knife-edge that many people in Christchurch and the city itself has been on since the earthquakes, as well as the humour, wit and sensibility necessary to sustain our equilibrium in uncertain times. It takes the nature of precariousness as a way to think about opportunity, to use the opportunity of adversity, and consider the rebalance of Christchurch once again.” And the SPECTRUM festival is one that is, of course, integrally tied to the city’s transitional state. “Many of the murals have been placed




the foreseeable future and building on these two key elements will mean that the global reputation for our ‘street art city’ will grow and grow. We are attracting the attention of the biggest artists from across the globe and our aim is to build on the amazing success that we have enjoyed – expect many more great artists, artworks and exhibitions!” Jenny too is excited by the gallery’s reopening as you might expect. “For the first time, we’re using all of the spaces, upstairs and down, to re-acquaint Christchurch with many old favourites alongside some new friends. We’re delighted with the responses of our visitors; we’ve welcomed well over 100,000 since re-opening on 19 December. I'm especially delighted with the three major works which we've bought with the help and fund-raising assistance from our Foundation: Michael Parekowhai's Chapman's Homer is home at last in

our foyer after being seen in a range of sites over the last three years; Bill Culbert's Bebop soars above our staircase looking wonderful; and Martin Creed's Work no 2314 reminds us – that despite what we're going through – 'Everything is going to be alright'!” And Paula looks forward to the continuation of CoCA’s artistic mission: “We know visitors to the gallery will find plenty to make them think, exclaim, look twice, discuss and smile. We hope people will come back to CoCA to see what’s changed as well as reacquaint themselves with what’s familiar. Our exhibitions are free so multiple visits are encouraged to keep discovering something new.” With these three cultural titans firing on all cylinders and providing fascinating, stimulating and even healing artistic responses to the city’s recent momentous changes, Christchurch looks set to become culturally stronger than ever and a Mecca for art lovers in the future.

FEELING ARTY? The city’s got plenty of options for you to create some artwork of your own. Paint up a storm with some expert tuition over a glass of wine (or three) at Paint ‘N’ Sip, enrol in classes at Art Metro for a more formal upskilling process, or slink along to the next Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School event (keep an eye on their Facebook page for details) for their life drawing events with an underground, alt-culture vibe. Hit up The Drawing Room and Gordon Harris for art supplies first! 18

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strategically to create a lasting ‘street art experience’ as the city redevelops”, says George, “[while] others will be lost or hidden over time – but the great news is that artists love coming to the city, so expect that experience to transform and develop as the years role by … imagine the wonderful surprises that are in store for future generations.” The future looks bright. Even as some of its murals of previous years are hidden from view by new construction, SPECTRUM is stamping itself on the city’s cultural fabric as an institution. George is extremely positive about the festival’s long-term future: “Christchurch already has more large scale murals than any other city in this part of the world, but what really sets us apart are the huge internal shows that we produce in partnership and at the YMCA on Hereford Street. We have committed to keep doing this for

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RAISING THE BAR(S) The earthquakes shook more than the ground five years ago; social lives also took a hit as many of the city’s beloved watering holes and slinky restaurants and bars lay ruined. Fast forward five years and the Christchurch hospo scene has seen a massive resurgence, transitioning from container bars and pop ups through to the swanky post-quake affairs of old. With bar and restaurant levels in the city higher than before the earthquakes and more venues on the horizon, Cityscape caught up with some of the city's renowned hospitality operators and some new faces to find out how the city’s nightlife scene has changed, how to create a desirable venue and what we can expect in the future.




The driving force behind some of the city’s most beloved and highly regarded dining and drinking spots dating back to popular underground Lichfield Street haunt The Licker Lounge back in the mid-90s, through to the award-winning Indochine and now a bustling Victoria Street empire that includes King of Snake, The Dirty Land, Chinwag and Mexicano’s, as well as his upcoming 3 venues at The Terrace, Tony has had a Midas touch when creating Christchurch dens of cool. How has the hospitality scene changed in the last 5 years? Obviously starting from scratch post earthquake, things are moving along again. New operators seem to be following each other with similar concepts. Positively, this still leaves the market open for new venues, although I believe the market was nearing saturation 18 months ago. How important is location? Extremely. As we are currently seeing things are fast moving back to the city centre, leaving a few on the fringes hurting. Tell us about your ventures at The Terrace. The Terrace development where we are building three venues is without doubt the city’s premier location – overlooking the Avon is something other established city hospo precincts will not be able to compete with. To have 10–12 bar/restaurants in one location will be something very special for the consumer. What’s the secret to creating a hot spot? This is interesting. I don’t believe there is any real formula. I look at some of the venues people love and scratch my head!


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Having cut their teeth with Cartel in SOL Square, this dynamic duo brought a slice of Italy to the city with Baretta in 2013, transformed St Asaph Street Kitchen into Havana hot spot The Cuban last year and, as we went to print were on the verge of opening their ode to Japanese yakitori, sake and whiskey – Empire. How has the hospitality scene changed in the last 5 years? It has changed significantly, both logistically and with the style of venues, and reinventing what we thought hospitality was all about. It’s almost as if the earthquakes gave operators creative licence to open a venue they had always dreamed about but were perhaps a little nervous to do so. Bigger, brighter, better! We’re seeing larger venues opening up, with higher capacity numbers. It’s that buzz people love. What is Christchurch looking for in a venue? People are looking for a quality experience. Excellent customer

service is first and foremost the priority for most people. Atmosphere and ambience comes a very close second to this. It’s about continually ‘wowing’ and delighting people. Tell us about Empire. We’re really excited about Empire, it certainly isn’t the type of venue we thought we would open after the earthquakes 5 years ago. But opening both Baretta and The Cuban has given us the confidence that Cantabrians love to see something a little different. Empire has a Japanese theme with yakitori being our main style of cuisine with a mix of local, national and international DJs for entertainment. What will be its wow factor? Without giving too much away we think Empire is by far the most exciting fit-out we have undertaken to date, and really hope that people will enjoy it. Think moody and sexy … with an incredible light show!




One of the city’s leading makeover men, Louis has been swanking up both suburban and inner city venues for 29 years and has been involved in such ventures as The Tap Room and the Holy Grail, The Turf in Parklands, The Avonhead Tavern and indoor golf and entertainment complex X-Golf, with the rebirth of inner city fave The Bangalore Polo Club earmarked for The Terrace. How has the hospitality scene changed in the last 5 years? Obviously the earthquakes have been the big catalyst for change. The industry has become very fragmented, with bars going into locations you wouldn’t expect bars to go into. You have areas that now have a very strong hospitality presence that didn’t exist before the earthquakes, and it will be interesting to see how these work as businesses as people begin to drift back to the CBD. One of hospitality’s biggest issues right now is the lack of progress on our anchor projects – we really need to see the Convention Centre and other key projects come to fruition along with a suitable all-purpose stadium located in or close to our CBD. Tell us about the next Bangalore Polo Club. A new building with different dimensions dictates a new layout – we have identified aspects of our fit-out that we thought were iconic BPC, so they will return along with a few new ideas and features. Outdoor spaces are very important and our ability to use the space year-round means we will place great emphasis on creating a unique space that can compete with current trends around the city. Expect a safe environment with a quality food and beverage experience delivered by great staff. What will its wow factor be? It will be a return to form, similar to what it was before the earthquake with a few

tweaks. We feel the Terrace location is the prime hospitality real estate in the CBD; the protection from the easterly coupled with the river view makes our site very special. We’ll be bringing back the peanuts and all the other things that made The BPC iconic. What does the future hold? So much rests on the council's Local Alcohol Policy and planning. If things become too onerous operators will re-think reinvesting money into the city’s hospitality scene. We have a unique opportunity to create a world-class hospitality sector – I hope this is not compromised by rules and regulations.

NICK INKSTER With his eyes firmly on the heart of the city, Nick is in the process of bringing the first bar back to Cathedral Square inside the Old Government Building with O.G.B Bar & Café. How important is location? Venue location, I think, is absolutely key! This is why, in my eyes, Cathedral Square is the heart! Tell us about O.G.B. The O.G.B Bar & Cafe will be fitted out to complement its surroundings of the historic history of the building. It will be a turn-of-the-century/speak-easy style fit out with 1900s – 1950s-type theme with a focus on local wines and craft beers! What will be its wow factor? Our bar in the window/takeaway coffee – it’s something unique and something the Square hasn’t seen before, and the opportunity to get an espresso after 4pm.


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BRETT GIDDENS One of the men behind iconic post-quake inner city salvation venue Revival opening in 2011, Brett, a town planner and former professional musician, would bring the southern stylings of Boo Radley’s Food & Liquor to the city in late 2014 and has just transformed Revival into the more refined Little Neighbourhood. Revival was an iconic destination, why the change? Revival was a sign of the time. It served a need and was something that Sam (Heaps) and I thoroughly enjoyed setting up. The rebuild has moved forward at snail’s pace and I think if you don’t get on with things, the city will remain stagnant. The same applies to Revival; it was 4 1/2 years since it was created and still very much the same venue it was when we opened it. Victoria Street has evolved and the premise needs to evolve with it. Tell us about Little Neighbourhood. It’s a great garden bar, you can't beat its aspect and location. As with every new premise, it will take a few weeks after opening to complete the finishing touches. We have introduced a pizza menu which we hope will bring another element to the offering. I think Christchurch misses the traditional garden bar environment, much like the old Dux at the Arts Centre.

Richard Sinke Cutting his teeth in the hospitality scene as a student in the 70s, Richard would revolutionise the industry opening an organic market in 1978, buying into vegetarian restaurant Dux in 1980 then expanding its offering to include bars, live Kiwi music and, in 1989, its famed craft beer brewery. Bringing the Dux De Lux, now Dux Central, back to the city last year, Richard offers an overview of the city scene. There is now a strong move back into the central city with the likes of the Baretta group openings, Strange’s Lane, Smash Palace, Iconic, Dux Central and others. I would say there are more to come. Especially interesting will be the development along The Terraces. Christchurch appears to have two major segments in the hospo scene. Firstly, a young market who primarily go out Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights normally from 10pm onwards, and are looking for a party scene with DJs. Unfortunately live music is really struggling to attract a market unless it’s a big name band. Then there is the mature market looking for an experience that includes food, casual or formal in quality surroundings with interesting menus and a variety of beverage offerings and a good level of service. This latter aspect is tricky as many working in hospitality are doing it for a backup income, not as a profession. In Auckland, Sydney or the States, many working in the industry are more mature and it is their main form of income – so their experience level is much higher. I think the future for Christchurch hospo is going to be very exciting with many new offerings, a lot of variety and it is going to be a very competitive market. Operators are going to have to perform to their best and there will be fallout, though a bar or restaurant never goes away, it just morphs into someone else’s dream.


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FARE GAME The inner city icon that is Strawberry Fare rocks a triple threat menu (four when you count their special weekend brunch addition) that's able to sate the most righteous cravings. Perched near the Avon River and overlooking Hagley Park, this swanky operation is rightly famous for its primo desserts, but there’s a reason their exceptional Braised Lamb Pappardelle’s slow cooked lamb in a rich meaty sauce with pappardelle pasta, cherry tomatoes and parmigiano (pictured) and Duck Confit are cult faves on the Christchurch dining scene.


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Local. at Riccarton House Sneak round the side of Local. in historic Riccarton House and you’ll see that the planter boxes outside their kitchen are positively bursting – heirloom tomatoes, basil, courgettes, cucumbers, corn, beans, rocket and other fresh herbs – and plenty of it might well make its way from the garden to your plate when you order. It’s all part of Local’s (clue’s in the name, innit?) emphasis on fine, fabulous seasonal fare that’s super-low on food miles, supporting local growers and artisan food producers (many already known as foodie stars from their other venture, the Christchurch Farmers’ Market), and putting the freshest possible food on your plate. Local wineries and breweries are also supported, providing the perfect accompaniment to your meal, while the old-skool hospitality is in-keeping with the grand old Deans homestead, which has been knocking about since 1843. Perfect for getting together to enjoy great food and company in the special surroundings of the gardens with their view of the winding Avon River, or the olde-world charm of their historic interior with its open fires and wood panelling.


Image: In the Kitchen, photo by Stephen Goodenough

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2014 Crying out to be enjoyed alongside slow cooked lamb, this highly quaffable drop rocks a striking red/purple hue, an enticing bouquet of sun-ripened berries matched with earthy notes of chocolate and is rounded out with a generous sweet fruit approach and delicate mouth feel. RRP $21.90 Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 2013 Greeting with hints of passionfruit and gooseberry on the nose, this wine’s eight months aging on lees for the Semillon component balances the delightful nettle zest brought in by the Sauvignon for a perfectly packaged, tight-knit decadently dry and crisp memorable finish. RRP $30



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Chilli Soy Dipping Sauce This multi-tasking Japanesebased dipping sauce is the perfect accompaniment to dumplings, gyoza, yum cha, most fried foods and could be sparingly used as a dressing in a Thai beef salad. At Dragons Den we pair it with our New Zealand King Salmon Tempura Noir Rolls (pictured). If you’re new to dashi (a broth made from water, kombu [dried kelp], and bonito fish flakes) and mirin (a sweet rice wine) you can pick up some dashi powder and a bottle of mirin from your local Asian Supermarket.

Shopping List 1 cup dashi soup stock (or ¼ tsp dashi powder to 1 cup of water) ¼ cup mirin ¼ cup soy sauce ½ tbsp sugar ½ chilli (red with medium heat) sliced with seeds Fresh coriander leaves to taste. Making it happen Put dashi, mirin, soy sauce, chilli and sugar in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil on medium heat. Stop the heat and let it cool; add coriander once it has completely cooled. Store in an airtight container.



HEISEN’S BACK! Under-the-radar burger guru Heisenburger has resurfaced at new live music venue Blue Smoke (formerly Gustav’s) at The Tannery. The US-themed burgers and curly fries purveyor gained a cult-like following and left many fans distraught when the Heisen-wagon upped stumps. Rekindle the love affair at Blue Smoke Wednesdays through Sunday.  

TWO OF A KIND Thick, creamy and bursting with nitro-stout goodness, Dux Central’s classic dark brew Black Shag offers up refreshing coffee flavours on initial sipping and proceeds to a malty finish that rings in some choice chocolate notes. An exceptional autumn quaffer, it also makes a bodacious partner in ‘wow’ when paired with their falling-off-the-bone-tender Braised Beef Short Ribs, bringing next-level flavour profiles to the ribs’ meaty moreishness and straight up addictive, finger lickin’ sticky Ginger Tom glaze. You know you want it! COCKTAIL



Kumo Japanese Cuisine’s Angry Scallop Roll Shredded Thai chilli turns up the heat

Tempura scallop adds the crunch

Thai chilli powder seals the deal

Super-spicy chilli mayo brings a new level of fury

Hokkaido sushi rice is mixed with sushi vinegar and sugar Fresh cucumber brings the cool


Resplendent in its anachronistic finery, FEW Rye Whiskey (RRP $126.99 from The Beer Library) is a medal-snatching drop from Chicago’s famed FEW craft distillery, where the focus is on high-flavour, artisan small batch bottlings. Weighing in at 46.5% alc/vol, this heavy-hitting premium bad boy benefits from adding corn to the mash, while aging in air-dried oak barrels kicks up the spice factor.


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The Dirty Lands’ new bar manager Jack Moloney puts an exotic spin on the classic Mai Tai for autumn. Fixin’s 30ml Pussers Overproof Rum 15ml Grand Marnier 15ml Kraken Black Spiced Rum 15ml Orgeat syrup 15ml fresh lime juice 45ml pineapple juice Method Chill a 12oz short glass with ice. Add all the ingredients apart from the Kraken Black Spiced Rum to an ice-filled shaker. Shake until frothy, tip ice out of glass and double strain over fresh ice. Layer Kraken Black Spiced Rum over top by pouring down a bar spoon. Garnish with a mint sprig and a wedge of lime.

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In need of a Euro-vacay but don’t have the time? Swing by Mediterranean Food Company and café and the delicious aromas and shelves piled high with delectable European deli-style goodies will transport you to the south of Italy. To visit is to long to stuff whatever form of transport carried you there full of their premium product range; coffee, fine wines, authentic cheeses and pasta, salumi, olive oils, pasta and balsamic vinegar, authentic Italian gelato and other desserts – the list is long, and tempting! If the thought of waiting until you get home to get stuck in is just too much, you can order one of their amazing, authentically Italian pizzas, relax and enjoy it in their café.

THE FRENCH CONNECTION Take the nip out of the autumn air with a nip (or two) of Cointreau Noir (RRP $75). The sexy new marriage is the ultimate blend of Cointreau orange liqueur and Remy Martin Fine Champagne Cognac. Deliciously smooth with soft vanilla and nut notes, it’s best enjoyed straight up or over ice.

THE NEW SESSIONAL Tapping into the growing ‘go easy on the beersies market’, the legends at Three Boys Brewery bring their LOCAL Session IPA to the barbie. At 2.4% ALC/VOL and with a hoppy nose and a fruity malt profile, it makes the perfect sessional.  PRIME TIME

ADVENTURES IN BEER Sounding almost too good to be true, Scoff & Quaff’s Adventures in Beer tour on Saturdays is the holy grail of the city’s local craft beer scene, tapping into some fierce fare along the way. Taking care of bid’ness, the S&Q crew do all the organising and driving, leaving you free to tackle the epic mission of sampling some primo suds! Visit craft brew bars, sample brews, grab lunch (more beer tasting, obvs), visit working breweries (yep, tasting), and enjoy beer-ilicous grub along the way.

Healthy and delicious, Main Divide Meats’ bodacious line up of prime cuts of wild venison are virtually fat free, crammed with B vitamins and contain the highest protein and lowest cholesterol content of any major meat. Sourced from the backblocks of North Canterbury, South Westland and the West Coast it keeps food miles down and the deer population in check. What’s more, it pairs perfectly with pinot! Track them down at the Christchurch Farmers’ Market and Ohoka Farmers’ Market and pick up some wild venison, goat or thar salami and wow your guests with some seriously killer platter action.


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Cityscape hits up Cashmere Cuisine’s Kurt Robinson on the art of roasting. Roast Chicken Make a herb and garlic butter, create a pocket under the skin, and rub butter over meat. Put a lemon into cavity of the chicken. These flavours will infuse the chicken while it is cooking and help keep it moist. For crispy skin, cook the bird at a higher heat for the first 20 minutes. Pro tip: For a faster cooking time ask your butcher to butterfly the chicken. Roast Loin of Pork The loin of pork is a truly tasty roast as it has plenty of crackling and cooks evenly. This can be prepared stuffed or plain. For good crackling rub skin with a little oil and salt and cook at a higher heat for first 20 minutes. Pro tip: Ask your butcher for some rib bones – they are fantastic to put under the roast while cooking and make a perfect, cheeky snack before carving the main affair. Lamb Shoulder Tasty and sweet, lamb shoulder can be roasted with either the bone in or boneless. The longer and slower you cook this the better it is, and there’s the added bonus of those divine roast smells wafting through your whole house! Pro tip: Rub with

olive oil, salt, pepper, fresh herbs and a touch of garlic and place in a roasting dish on a bed of sliced onions. The onions will be caramelised and perfect to use in the gravy after cooking. Wing Rib of Beef This is an old school roast you don’t often see around anymore, which is a shame. This cut is the porterhouse (sirloin) on the bone and needs to be cooked medium rare and well-rested. Perfect paired with lots of gravy, roast veggies and Yorkshire pudding. Pro tip: The cooking time is vital and depends on size, so be sure to ask your local butcher for cooking times and carving technique. Dry Aged Standing Rib of Beef The king of roasts and my absolute favourite roast of all time. It’s a grand beast and will wow any dinner guests. I would recommend cooking this medium rare, but it can be slightly over that if you prefer. This roast deserves respect so be sure to make your own gravy and serve with Mandy’s Horseradish Sauce and perfectly roasted vegetables. Pro tip: Ask your butcher for a well-aged cut as this intensifies the flavour. Wash down with a generous pour of your favourite red wine!

paint ‘n’ sip studio

Vintage Tea Party

Unit 3/136 Ilam Road, Ilam 03 351 0879 Open: check their online calendar for upcoming session times

0800 846 884 Find them on Facebook Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 4pm

functions/wine & design

Start with a blank canvas and sip your way to a one-ofa-kind masterpiece! A local artist will guide you step by step as you create the featured painting of the night while sipping on a wine or beer from the in-studio bar. It’s fun, easy and there’s no experience necessary! The Studio team provide everything, so just bring yourself, some friends and get ready to paint and party the night away! Ask about private events for birthdays, hen’s nights, team building, and more.


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catering/vintage tableware hire

At Vintage Tea Party they offer beautiful, delicate food served on classic vintage china. As we’re in wedding season, this is the perfect treat for your bridal shower or an afternoon tea for your wedding guests! They can cater for 100+ guests, and provide different options for any occasion – whether you’re having a wedding, a bridal shower, or a birthday party, they will be able to accommodate you. Gluten & dairy free options available. Prices from $11.50pp.

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Divine Cakes & DesSerts gourmet foods

Westfield Mall 129 Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 964 6560 The Palms Mall 8 Marshland Road, Shirley 03 964 6542 Northlands Mall 55 Main North Road, Papanui 03 964 6546 Cake and Decorating Store 164 Blenheim Road, Riccarton 03 964 6540

Divine Cakes & Desserts is locally owned and operated in Christchurch. They’re not just about cakes and desserts; they also make amazing celebration cakes, wedding cakes, 3D novelty cakes, cupcakes, tarts, gourmet fudge and lots more divine sweet treats! Come and visit their new look concept store at The Palms Shopping Centre, which is now serving up an amazing range of breads, pastries, patisserie desserts, chocolates, and even a delicious range of Pure Café sweets and treats for people with special dietary requirements such as dairy-free, egg-free, or gluten-free. So when you are planning a celebration – anything from a hen’s night to granddad’s 80th birthday – Divine are here to create the sweet treats and cake that will cap the occasion off. They are also renowned for their corporate cakes, where they help companies celebrate with their clients or staff with company logo cakes or sweet treats. Divine Cakes and Desserts are your celebration cake company and will produce that special cake just as you want it. Call in to any of their stores! Made on earth – tastes like heaven!


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Mediterranean food company & cafÉ

Totally Gluten Free Bakery

322 Tuam Street, Central City 03 379 5122 www.mediterranean Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm, Sat 9am – 5pm

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

gourmet food/cafÉ

The Mediterranean Food Company has been part of the ever-growing Christchurch food scene for fifteen years, importing fine salumi and cheeses, high quality olive oils, balsamic vinegar, pasta, very good wine and specialised ingredients. Stock your larder with their carefully curated selection and relax for a bite to eat in the café. The popularity of the Mediterranean diet continues to grow – with good reason – and their kitchen highlights this with a modern and fresh approach to classic Mediterranean dishes.


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. Gluten-free Easter goodies are available! A friendly and helpful bunch that love to see you leave smiling!

THE Nutmylk Co. LTD

White Heart Specialty Nut Butters

White Heart Specialty Nut Butters grow and harvest hazelnuts on a small property in Tai Tapu, Christchurch. Their nuts are batch roasted and blended to create a delectable range of pantry staples. Made without preservatives, the range is mainly vegan and gluten-free, with a real emphasis on minimising refined sugar. From their specialty nut butters to the ever-popular spiced sprinkle for salads and stir-fries, White Heart Specialty Nut Butters bring you local, honest and tasty food.

raw organic almond mylk

The Nutmylk Co. handpress raw organic nutmylks locally. Their nutritious almond, hazelnut and cashew mylks are free of dairy, soy, gluten, refined sugar, preservatives and any other additives, leaving them higher in vitamins and minerals and better for you. By using only the best organic ingredients they can source, the Nutmylk Co. ensure you get the most authentic and creamy nutmylks available. Their Barista blend is now in selected cafés. Check their website for an up-to-date list of cafés and retail stockists.


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Main Divide Meats gourmet meat supplier

03 348 2573 or 021 079 3479

Main Divide Meats is a family-owned and -operated wild venison processing plant based in Christchurch. All their venison is wild and locally sourced. They guarantee they won’t be beaten on price or quality! They employ helihunters around the South Island to supply their factory year-round with premium quality venison. Their factory is run under a HACCAP program and an RMP. They are an export licensed plant, and FDA and EU approved. They have a small dedicated butchery team who ensure only the top cuts of wild venison make it through, so you can rest assured that you are receiving the best of the best. New Zealand Wild Venison is highly sought-after around the world and we are lucky enough to have it here on our door step at an affordable price. Main Divide offer a range of different cuts to suit your needs. They supply many of the top restaurants around Canterbury, and their product is available wholesale at their factory or to the public at Peter Timb’s Butchery, Traiteur of Merivale, Fendalton New World, and the Mad Butcher. Like them on Facebook to keep up to date with specials and competitions! You can also buy directly from Main Divide at the Riccarton Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. Contact Allanah Hilling, Sales Manager, on 021 079 3479, or email admin@maindividemeats. for wholesale enquires or farmers’ market details.

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Cashmere Cuisine

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

18 Colombo Street, Cashmere 03 332 6071 or 021 224 4590 Find them on Facebook Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 6pm, Sat 8am – 3pm

Gourmet Food Store/Catering

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. A unique neighbourhood store by the Cashmere Hills.

gourmet meats

Cashmere Cuisine is an award winning boutique butchery specialising in top-quality cuts, roasts and small goods. All their meat is free-farmed and sourced locally. Their butchers are highly qualified, passionate, and treat customer service as of paramount importance. With a balance of traditional and modern techniques, they keep up with the flow of latest food trends and seasons. Strong believers in preserving the fine art of butchery!


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The Beer Library

Scoff & Quaff

363 Colombo Street, Sydenham 03 379 2337 Open: 10am to 7pm daily

022 0911 776

The Beer Library is Christchurch’s only craft beer bottle store. A relaxed atmosphere, outstanding selection, and knowledgeable staff make it the perfect place for everyone from the biggest ‘hop-head’ to the craft beer novice. With well over 300 different bottles and five constantly rotating taps for rigger fills, The Beer Library curates the largest selection of craft beer available in the South Island.

Scoff & Quaff offer Christchurch’s premier craft beer and food tours. Take your taste buds on a tour of the city to sample some of the region’s best craft beer and food and meet the artisans who make it. Visit local breweries, discover local food producers and drop into the best local pubs for more beer samples and snacks. Here’s your enjoyable chance to learn more about our local brewing scene and what makes New Zealand craft beer unique!

gourmet food store

The Beer Library also regularly holds craft beer events such as tastings, pairings, brewer talks, and beer schools.


Grab a ticket or a gift voucher today!

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MISH MASH An air of urban sophistication awaits at Mish Mash, the new central city eatery and bar at the corner of Manchester and St Asaph. Head in under the yellow sign and you’ll find yourself in a slick, relaxed lounge atmosphere, flanked on either side by post-quake Christchurch cool. The name’s not just random – Mish Mash blends a variety of influences from around the world in a unique, heady mix. The menu is an international smorgasbord, and the tempting cocktail list follows suit; keep it Snoop-Dogg-simple with Gin & Juice, go troppo with Loco For The Coco, or get into the mash-up swing of things with East Meets West. Staying local, you can order from a solid wine list dominated by the Waipara region, or get the pints in from a select list of top craft beers. Tag in some satisfying bar snacks and give thanks to globalisation!

RETURN OF THE MADD The culinary maestros at Continental have reopened Maddison’s Restaurant in the Heritage Christchurch Hotel. The former breakfast-only restaurant now rocks bangin’ lunch and dinner menus based around locally-sourced seasonal products aligned with Heritage Hotel’s ‘The Good Food Project,’ which celebrates food that is vibrant, flavoursome, nutritious and sustainable – welcome back!

 THE TASTE OF PERSIA Focussing on the simple but sensational flavours

of Iran and Turkey, Persian Kitchen turns out delicious food that faithfully captures the exotic flavours of the Middle East. It’s all about lovinglyseasoned, tender meat cooked to perfection and served alongside bangin’ accompaniments. Get busy on the magic of Adana Bursa’s homemade ground lamb with crispy garlic pita bread, sauces and salad or the marinated, chargrilled porterhouse delight that is Beef Shish – just leave room for the heaven-sent Baklava (you can thanks us later). And did we mention there’s belly dancing?

EAT THIS NOW!  Don’t get us wrong, there’s no denying that pizza is great! But, dare we say it: it can get a bit same-y. That’s why we’re all over the delicious point of difference of Casa Nostra’s own variation on the theme, the sensational hand-stretched Tuscan flatbread creations known as Schiacciata (that’s pronounced ‘skiah-CHA-ta’, if you’re wondering how to order one). No visit to their Ferrymead restaurant is complete without trying one of these bad boys, piled high with toppings and bursting with flavour. As with their pizza cousins, there’s a wide range of varieties to try, but you want Splendida!


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chinese/karaoke 35E Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 348 8876 Open: 7 days, 12pm – late

Established in 2000, Ancestral is an authentic and tasty Chinese café and restaurant, but it also features some of the city’s best private karaoke rooms. Specialising in traditional Sichuan and Malaysian Chinese food and bubble teas, they offer an excellent dining experience, but that’s just the start of your big night at Ancestral – each of their purpose-built, private karaoke rooms is individually decorated and features comfortable group seating and a state-of-the-art audio-visual system. Every performance will have you sounding like a pro, and the relaxed, intimate group atmosphere will kickstart your night into high gear! At Ancestral, they take pride in all aspects of their business; their food, their service, their standards and, above all else, looking after their guests. It’s their mission and pleasure to bring people together to share food and drinks, good times and a great night out. With a wide range of dishes available on their menu, they’ve got options to satisfy all tastes, from woksmoked chicken and aubergine salad to the temptations of Tang’s Emperor Pork; thinly sliced pork sizzled in the wok with their exclusive mouthwatering sweet and rich sauce, prepared according to a secret Hong Kong family recipe. And to top it all off, the prices offer terrific value for money. Ancestral is a place to return to often, enjoy great food and a laugh and a song with friends and loved ones – join them for the unique Ancestral sensory experience and have a night out like no other.


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Arjee bhajee

Euro-Indian Fusion 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 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 four consecutive years since 2012. Arjee Bhajee recently launched their Food Wagon, catering to clients in major events in and around the city such as the A&P Show, Cricket World Cup 2015, major concerts such as the Foo Fighters and festivals like the Kiwi Beer Fest. The Food Wagon is available for private functions as well. With tempting specialities like venison and Portobello mushroom, Nepali variations, North Indian cuisines, vegan and Stripped (dairy-free) options and the best bhajees around, Arjee Bhajee delivers Indian with a difference that’s sure to satisfy. Get your curry fix today! Gluten- and dairy-free food available. Dine in and takeaway.

Alvarado’s Mexican Cantina

Aroy thai restaurant

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

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

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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 best in traditional Mexican food, made by Mexicans!


With the sunny season coming to its end, delicate, aromatic and tasty meals are still at Aroy. Let them take you away with their venison wontons from the get-go and then enjoy the Seafood Special in creamy yellow curry, which will tingle your taste buds so much that you’ll have to ask for seconds. Enjoy their cosy environment and celebrate the changing of the seasons at Aroy Thai. Thai cuisine that will leave you speechless!


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The Asiatique

belgian beer cafÉ torenhof

50 Wordsworth Street, Sydenham 03 365 0163 Open: Lunch and dinner – see website for full hours details

13 Stanley Street, Sydenham 03 377 1007 Open: Mon – Fri 11am – late, Sat/Sun 10am – late

The Asiatique offers authentic tastes of Asia, with dishes from Malaysia and Thailand. Choose from beautifully prepared Asian classic dishes or go for one of their own exotic fusion creations, then relax with your meal amongst the lovely French-Asian decor, or takeaway to enjoy at your place. Catering, functions (including theme buffets) and cooking workshops are all also available!

Belgium’s best craft beers on tap – matched with New Zealand’s best produce – in a Belgian flavour. With 250 carparks at The Colombo, Belgian Beer Cafe is the city’s best place to meet friends, have a meeting, dine and relax over the classic beer range, sip on a superb New Zealand wine, enjoy either of their two outdoor areas or soak up the atmosphere of their classic 1920s Belgian fitout.

Step lunch up to a new level or relax over a delicious dinner.

Enjoy their specials, happy hours, or book your function.

asian fusion

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

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. Christchurch Hospitality Awards 2015 winners: People’s Choice Best Bar and Best Wine List.


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Bloody Mary’s

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

A popular New York style steakhouse known for premium, local produce, seasonal menus and delicious cuisine. Hit the whisky lounge for a night cap or the terrace for a cocktail. Choose from the extensive list!

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The Brickworks

new zealand/cosy pub 69 Centaurus Road, Cashmere 03 337 2227 Open: Mon – Thu 11am – 12am, Fri – Sat 11am – 1am, Sun 11am – 10pm

The Brickworks offers great food, coffee and cold beer at the foot of the Cashmere Hills. Lunch or dine from the fresh seasonal menu, make use of the private outdoor area, or come in for a drink and enjoy the easygoing vibe, live sport on the big screens, and gaming machines. You’re warmly welcomed into the friendly, relaxed atmosphere, and staff are always happy to help. An all new menu from their new head chef is now available!

cafÉ lumEs & Coffee Embassy cafÉ/ROASTERY

107 Fitzgerald Avenue, Central City 03 366 2090 Find them on Instagram and Facebook Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm, Sat 8am – 3pm

A stalwart of the Christchurch brunch and coffee scene since 2009 and re-established post quake, Café Lumes has built a reputation for outstanding espresso and filter coffee and amazing breakfasts. The waffles are epic! Lumes is also the flagship of Coffee Embassy, a bean retailer housed within the café space and servicing all of your home coffee needs from bean sales to coffee brewing gear. Tasty morsels, a warm welcome and seriously good coffee!


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Café Sismo

Café Valentino

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

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

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!

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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Get into Café Valentino for a thoroughly satisfying autumn!

CafÉ prague cafÉ/European

359 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 339 2020 Open: Mon/Thu/Fri 7:30am – late, Tue/Wed 7:30am – 4pm, Sat 9am – late, Sun 9am – 4pm

The fully licensed Café Prague is now open for dinners. Enjoy their great Czech cuisine or just relax over an excellent coffee. Check them out online!

Fresh, tasty and authentic Italian fare. Try the exciting new menu, including the new Schiacciata (skiah-CHA-tah!) Tuscan flatbread. - Takeaways available 2 Waterman Place, Ferrymead. Phone: 03 384 3186

Clink Restaurant & bar NEW Zealand/

swishy bar

29 Wakefield Avenue, Sumner 03 326 5353 Open: Dinner 7 nights from 5pm, weekend brunch from 9am

It’s easy to do time at Clink – craft beers, fine wines and NZ cuisine set in historic ambience with a sunny garden courtyard! Cityscape Special – Antipasto Platter and 2 Sangrias, $55.


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1 Papanui Road, Merivale 03 355 9543 Open: 7 days from 11am

Cnr New Regent & Armagh Streets, Central City 03 366 1389 Open: 7 days, 12pm – late

One of the best new restaurants open in Christchurch, Carlton is the place to go for great food, great entertainment, and live music all week. Building on a rich history of hotels at the site, the modern Carlton offers the latest facilities and styling while reminding you of the early days of Canterbury; the farmers, stockmen and characters who were the early pioneers of the Christchurch and Canterbury region. Great steaks, all dry aged for 30 days.

With lush leather booths and vibrant bar leaners, Casa Publica is carefully designed for a relaxed, classy atmosphere of pure sophistication. Their menu consists of a variety of South America’s finest cuisine, put together using an elegant approach to detail and flavours, and it’s joined by the largest rum selection in New Zealand, a fine cocktail list, their own house ale and rum, and the best New Zealand and South American wines in the perfect combination.

Live music 7 days. Wings Wednesday – 12 wings for $6!

DJs and live musicians complete Casa’s great ambience!

steakhouse/live music

swishy bar

castrols Garage cafÉ/courtyard bar

88 Victoria Street, Central City 03 377 9452 Find them on Facebook Open: 7 days

A new, relaxed city hangout offering local craft beer and wine and regular live music. Dine on seriously good home-made pizza, pasta, artisan breads and the salad bar, or perhaps South American BBQ in the courtyard, with all mains under $25. It all goes down in a welcoming, chilledout atmosphere that makes Castrols the perfect place to park up, unwind over a couple of drinks, listen to some good tunes and make a night of it. They’ll see you there!

Chong’s Restaurant chinese

Shop 17, 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 dining experience. Try a unique line-up designed to tantalise your tastebuds. Dine in and takeaway. Chinese BBQ, seafood, and more.


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Cocopelli Gourmet Pizza Bar pizza

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

CLubhouse CafÉ

Hagley Golf Club Clubhouse, North Hagley Park, Central City 03 365 3010 Open: Tue – Sun 9am – 3:30pm

A perfect pit stop on your stroll through North Hagley Park, or visit specifically for the great coffee and food. Dog friendly – bring your four-pawed friend!

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.

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. Recommended by Lonely Planet!

The Coffee Club Hagley Park cafÉ

149 Victoria Street, Central City 03 374 9129 Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 8:30am – 4pm

Meet up and relax at this trendy, welcoming café with an allday menu and a moreish mix of favourites like the Chicken and Bacon Club Sandwich and delicious new age delights such as Chicken, Spinach and Quinoa Salad. The exciting Crispizzas come on a thin, crispy tortilla base, and you can’t go past comfort foods like Eggs Benedict with Bacon, The Coffee Club Big Breakfast and Chicken Parmigiana. Good Food, Great Service, Excellent Coffee!


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Fox & ferret public ale house New zealand/cosy pub

Rotherham Street, Riccarton 03 348 6677 & The Palms, Shirley 03 385 9955 Open: 7 days, 11am – late

Alfresco Dining Great Menu Selection Live Entertainment Good Times! Live sports on the big screen.

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Cookai Japanese Restaurant & COOKAI GOLD jaPANESE

6 Nelson Street, Riccarton 03 343 2860 Open: Lunch Wed – Sun 11:30am – 2pm, Dinner Mon – Sun 5:30pm – 10pm 493 Papanui Road, Papanui 03 366 8688 Open: Lunch Wed – Fri 12pm – 2pm, Dinner Mon – Sat 5:30pm – 9:30pm

The craic irish bar cosy pub

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

In respect of natural beauty, the Japanese chefs at Cookai and Cookai Gold use traditional Japanese methods to create fresh, seasonable flavours from local and Japanese ingredients. Chef Toshi and his culinary team welcome you to Cookai Gold – book your function today!

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.

Get in touch today – they look forward to serving you!

Drop by to discover why it’s always a great craic at The Craic!

crisp cafÉ & bar


Fendalton Village Mall, 376 Ilam Road, Bryndwyr 03 351 4414 Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:30pm, Sat/Sun 8:30am – 4:30pm

236 St Asaph Street, Central City 03 260 2605 Open: Mon/Tue 3pm – late, Wed – Sun 11:30am – late


Crisp is a spacious, friendly cafe, with all food produced on the premises using healthy, nutritious ingredients. They specialise in a large range of gluten-free products, making them a go-to destination for people with gluten-free diets. The menu is simple but delightful: they use free range eggs, meat from their local butcher, and their seafood chowder has been called the “best in the world”. And of course, there’s fabulous coffee from Underground. Perfect for any occasion – there’s something for everyone!


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

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Dose CafÉ

DUO Dining Room & Bar

77 Tuam Street, Central City 03 943 2112 Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4pm, Sat 8:30am – 3pm 295 Blenheim Road, Upper Riccarton 03 343 1999 Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 8:30am – 3pm

12 Hereford Street (main entrance on Rolleston Avenue), Central City 03 423 1212 Open: 7 days, 12pm – late


Home of “quite probably Christchurch’s best Eggs Benedict” (Lonely Planet), Dose Café is a friendly vibrant breakfast, brunch and lunch café. A diverse menu, excellent cabinet fare, and great coffee are served up in a funky atmosphere. A function room for up to 70 guests is also available. Get your caffeine fix on the regular at Dose!

modern Asian

Centrally located on the corner of Hereford Street and Rolleston Avenue by Christchurch’s Botanical Gardens and the Arts Centre, DUO’s internationally experienced team focuses on a shared dining experience of innovative Asian and European cuisine. They offer dishes with creative, crisp and fresh flavours combined with the best ingredients for an outstanding dining experience.

Drop in today for a dose of satisfaction!

Visit DUO today to experience the best of a modern Asian eatery with a difference!

Emperor’s New Clothes

Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

95B Dyers Pass Road, Cashmere 03 332 0131 Open: 7 days 8am – 4pm

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


Emperor’s New Clothes is a cute, classic café perched on the Cashmere Hills; it’s a favourite for locals and a drop-in spot for people heading up or coming down the hill. Enjoy sun-drenched outdoor space under the veranda, the classic interior, and looking out at the beautiful views. They serve jolly good coffee (Supreme) and homemade gourmet food, including their famous date orange scones, Eggs Bene, sweet and savoury waffles, and hand made Italian gelato. ENC is a must-visit when you’re next up the hill!


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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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gas monkey

GBC – Garden Bar CafÉ

Shop 1, The Palms, Shirley 03 386 0556 Open: Mon – Fri 11am – late, Sat/Sun 8:30am – late

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

Fuel the primate... feel the beat! Gas Monkey has arrived at The Palms Arena, with a classic Tex-Mex American grill, decadently designed cocktails and an extensive craft beer portfolio. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, all in an ambience that’ll make you go ape – step into the primate’s den for a unique dining experience, a drink with mates, live music or the world-famous movie meal deal with Reading cinemas.

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!

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An exciting destination full of new flavours – that’s the Gas Monkey way!

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

harvard bar & cafÉ cosy pub/new zealand

Governors Bay Hotel

14 Henry Wigram Drive, Wigram 03 341 5910 Open: 7 days from 12pm, lunch and dinner Wed – Sun

Highly recommended gastro-pub fare: casual lunches with a view to elegant dinners and private functions. A legacy dating back to 1870 and just 20 minutes from central Christchurch.

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

Rooms from $119 per night per couple.

The brand new courtyard area is open now!

International/cosy Pub

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


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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!

Hello Vietnam Restaurant vietnamese

hello sunday

Shop 5 – 8 235 Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 341 2258 Open: 7 days 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5pm – 10pm Dine in or takeaway

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.

Hello Vietnam offers delicious, traditional Vietnamese food. Start with the likes of fresh rice-paper rolls or traditional Vietnamese pancake before mains such as stir-fried chilli and lemongrass chicken and braised caramel pork belly, washed down with something from the wine selection or your own choice from home. The food is simply and freshly prepared with quality ingredients to maximise flavour.

Enjoy a little bit of Sunday – every day!

Fully licensed, BYO wine only. Please call for bookings.


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


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the herb centre café

Ilex Café

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

Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Central City 03 941 5556 Open: 7 days 8:30am – 5pm


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.


ilex Café is nestled in the heart of the Botanic Gardens and provides a picture perfect location all year round. Open 7 days a week 8:30am – 5pm, ilex Café offers a delightful space for a social catch up with friends, a special lunch or a deliciously hot coffee for your stroll through the gardens.

Homemade quality food made with love.

Also on offer is the striking ilex function room. Sitting alongside the Avon River, this modern and light room can host up to 120 guests, and offers a truly special setting for your next event.


Kaizuka Eatery & Garden BAr

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

83B Centaurus Road, Huntsbury 03 332 6927 Open: Wed – Fri 10am till late, Sat/Sun 9:30am till late

JDV Merivale invites you to taste their exquisite menu, featuring classic favourites through to new, seasonallyinspired dishes – they promise to cater for all taste buds! Mix the consistently delectable food with the exceptional service and elegant, relaxing environment – you may never want to leave! A spectacular dining experience, JDV promises a truly memorable occasion.

Kaizuka Eatery & Garden Bar offers Christchurch’s best outdoor area, designed for escaping the city’s hustle and bustle. Relax with some of the best craft beers available on tap from around New Zealand, as well as real ales on hand pull. Fresh, seasonal menus are all crafted on site by their talented chefs, and their hand-made pizzas can be ordered to go if needed.

A popular meeting place for corporate meetings or social gatherings, JDV also caters for private special occasions.

Fresh food, fine wine, craft beer, and great staff; the service is better than the rest and loads of laughs is a promise!



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Kingsford Kitchen cafÉ/new zealand

6 Kingsford Smith Drive, Rangiora 03 313 2190 Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:30pm, Sat/Sun 9am – 4pm

Kingsford Kitchen offers handcrafted foods including a selection of delicious cabinet items (from gourmet open pies to fresh salads and wraps), plus a new concept in dining – the small plate menu, perfect for sharing with friends or for those who get menu envy or simply can’t choose! An extensive gluten-free range is also available. Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, Kingsford Kitchen is also available as a private evening event venue.


18 Bernard Street (off Lincoln Road), Addington Find them on Facebook and Instagram Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 3:30pm

Little Merchants offers a refined approach to café life. From the coffee to the Humble Toast offering, there’s no trying to reinvent the wheel here! It’s about showing how good a product can be without overcomplicating things. Also doubling as one of Coffee Embassy’s flagship retail stores, they can take care of all your home coffee wants and needs. From Embassy Espresso Blend to rotating Single origins; if you feel like something different, this is for you! Chat to the team to learn more about what’s on offer!


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Little Taipei Restaurant taiwanese

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

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.

Luciano Espresso Bar cafÉ

76 Moorhouse Avenue, Central City 03 961 1153 Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 4:30pm, Sat/Sun 8am – 4:30pm

An absolute mainstay of the Christchurch coffee-lovers’ scene, Luciano Espresso Bar is overseen by Luciano Marcolino, named New Zealand’s champion barista on multiple occasions. Naturally, the coffee is outstanding, but you’ll also find a great range of fresh, seasonal cabinet fare and tempting breakfast, brunch and lunch options on the menu. Warm, friendly service completes the total package! Gluten- & dairy-free options and plenty of parking available.


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Mish Mash & Tap N GRIND


Cnr Manchester and St Asaph Streets 03 968 4607 Mish Mash: Open: Wed – Sun 4pm – late Tap N Grind: Find them on Facebook Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 8am – 4pm

203 Manchester Street, Central City 03 374 5422 Open: 7 days, 12pm – late

international/swishy bar & CafÉ

Mish Mash is a new urban eatery and bar. Their food takes influence from around the world; a mish mash of different cuisines and cultures. The bar offers a focus on craft cocktails and in-house preparation. Tap N Grind, meanwhile, is a new adjoining café offering for Christchurch coffee lovers, and is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Drop in and discover two new favourite central city venues!


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MEXICO is an immersive dining experience inspired by the street cuisine and culture of its namesake country. A range of authentic and fusion Mexican dishes are served to you in a fast paced and energetic atmosphere, drenched in bright colour and bold imagery. The menu is seasonal, changing every three months to ensure you always receive vibrant flavours and fresh produce. A night at MEXICO is one of enjoying unique flavours and the best tequila you’ll find in a refreshing atmosphere.

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Morrell & Co

New Zealand/Cosy pub

Milieu CafÉ cafÉ

112 Wrights Road, Addington 03 962 9629 Open: Mon – Thu 7am – 4pm, Fri 7am – 6pm, Sat/Sun 8:30am – 4pm, Thu – Sat 5:30pm – 10pm

Catering, private functions, breakfast, lunch, and dinner three nights a week – Milieu does it all. Bookings advisable!

280 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 423 1440 Open: Mon – Wed 3pm – late, Thu – Sun 11:30am – 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 lunch or dinner, getting down with a boogie or having fun at your private function in the curtained-off cedar box – it’s an excellent function venue, and is available for all types of functions and events.

Seriously good coffee, fine deli food, and corporate catering.

BOOK YOUR FUNCTION NOW – contact Richard at

New York Deli

The Nook

363 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 366 8130 Open: Mon – Thu 8am – 8:30pm, Fri/Sat 8am – late, Sun 9am – 8:30pm

24 New Regent Street, Central City 03 377 4627 Find them on Facebook Open: 7 days from 10am


New York Deli proudly serves Hero sandwiches made from the highest quality, natural, wholesome ingredients. Their sandwiches are huge and are recognised as outstanding value. They treat customers like old friends and do everything they can to ensure you have a great time while in the deli. They invite you to come in and have a sandwich with them and relax in great company! The best sandwich in town!


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Nestled in booming, historic New Regent Street in the heart of the city, The Nook is a two-storey café with a Thai twist during the day and a Thai fusion restaurant in the evening. Power into your day with a great breakfast or drop by for lunch, dinner, coffee or drinks – grab a seat downstairs, upstairs or outside and enjoy great Thai/Asian fusion cuisine at this cosy spot as you watch the world go by. Kids’ menu, gluten-free and vegetarian options all available – just talk to your friendly wait staff!

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The Oaks of Darfield new zealand/ accommodation

2171 Clintons Road, Darfield (4km west of Darfield) 03 318 7686 www. Open: Wed – Sun, Lunch 12pm – 3pm, Dinner from 6pm, bookings essential

Fine dining in an historic house less than hour from the city. Functions, B&B also available. Escape the city and relax!


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No.4 bar & restaurant new zealand/cosy pub

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

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. 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


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

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

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

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!

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new zealand/cosy Pub

O’Sheas Public House – a small pub with a big character.

Head on down to The Pedal Pusher and discover what they’re all about!

Passengers + Co.

Pegasus bay winery

92D Russley Road, Russley 03 342 9490 Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 3pm

263 Stockgrove Road, Amberley 03 314 6869 Open: 7 days, 10am – 5pm tastings, 12pm – 4pm restaurant Bookings recommended


Fresh, light, and welcoming, Passengers + Co. is located in the Airport Business Park off Russley Road. Enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch 5 days a week. They offer several blends of coffee to keep you excited, cold drip, house–made komboucha, paleo and raw options too! Enjoy a fabulous platter in the sunny courtyard – perfect with a glass of rosé! Passengers can host your function or offer out-catering – email with enquiries.


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Named NZ’s best winery restaurant for 5 years running, and awarded a Chef’s Hat in the 2014 and 2015 Good Food Guides, Pegasus Bay offers an unforgettable experience. The menu is influenced by the best of local produce, and changes to take advantage of seasonal offerings. Start with a free tasting and discover the breathtaking gardens. Named one of New Zealand’s top 5 wine producers by influential wine commentator Robert Parker.

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325 Stanmore Road (cnr Avalon Street), Richmond 03 389 0400 or 027 515 6321 Dine-in or takeaway Open: 7 nights, 5pm – late, lunch Tue – Fri 11am – 3pm

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

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. Dine in, takeaway or book your next function. Mention this Cityscape ad to receive a free wine, beer or soft drink with lunch!

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.


Chef Hamza has had a lifetime of experience cooking this traditional fare. Please check their website for seasonal hours.


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

Ris’tretto CAFÉ

Red elephant

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

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.

Ris’tretto is St Albans’s favourite community café, serving their own award winning “No 1” brand of fair trade organic coffee. “No 1” beans are available for sale at the café, as well as 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.

Enjoy a special evening in the traditional cushion dining area.

Supporters of suspended coffee. Follow Ris’tretto on Facebook!


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


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Sakura Japanese cuisine

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

380 Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 343 3636 Open: Tue – Sun 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5pm – 9pm

Stop by for an excellent Allpress coffee, after-work drinks from the extended range of tap beers or something tasty from the menus at this friendly café and bar. Enjoy Happy Hour with $5 beers and house wines Tue to Sat 4 to 6pm, or tuck into hearty dishes at just the right time of day to hit the spot! Specials are often available – check Facebook or get in touch for the latest deals or to make your booking.

Sakura Japanese Cuisine are confident: try them and they reckon you’ll walk out hooked on their food. That’s what they do best; convincing non-believers that Japanese cuisine is the new comfort food! They offer a wide selection of dishes and amazing service in a relaxed environment, as well as sake from Japan and an izakaya (bar) menu for those times that you’re feeling just a bit peckish.

Also available for functions – call now with your enquiry.

Friendly staff, great food, good times!


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Stolen Bagel cafÉ

263 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 335 0172 Open: Mon – Sat 7:30am – 4pm, Sun 9am – 3pm

Nestled away in the University of Canterbury Campus, the fully licensed Shilling Club is a little oasis for your daytime needs. Kick back and enjoy the calm, relaxed surroundings.

Stolen Bagel are the new kids on the block bringing the old-time classic bagel back. With a funky upbeat atmosphere and Supreme’s delicious Brazil blended coffee, Stolen Bagel is a must try. They have a range of gourmet bagels, or you can keep it simple with the Kiwi cornerstone duo of Marmite and gooey cheese. Don’t like anything on the menu? No problem! Create your own bagel with all of your favourite fillings.

Amazing functions – their fantastic team will look after you!

Stolen Bagel will steal your heart (and taste buds!).

The Shilling Club cafÉ/bar

90 Ilam Road, Ilam 03 364 3303 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm


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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


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!

The Rough Diamond CafÉ & Bar CAFÉ/BAR

2E Waipapa Avenue, Diamond Harbour 03 329 4880 Open: Wed – Sun, late nights Wed – Sat, Sun until 4pm

A café and bar in Diamond Harbour that offers Three Boys on tap, a new menu and great food. Available for functions. Bike Deal Sunday – bike in for a burger and pint for $25!


196 Roydvale Avenue, Burnside 03 358 5565 Open: 7 days, 7:30am – 5pm

Autumn is here and with Mother’s Day in May, why not treat your mother to an amazing brunch or high tea with Terra Viva? (Bookings essential!) Terra Viva are also pleased to announce Sunday roasts are back! Every Sunday they’ll be dishing up a roast of the day with all the trimmings. They also have a beautiful selection of sweet treats, sandwiches and savouries – and you can top up your spice rack with a pinch or two from theirs when a pinch is all you need. Terra Viva is also available for functions and out-catering – please email Lucy at for details.


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Three LLamas coffee house and roastery cafÉ/roastery

65A Main North Road, Woodend 03 310 0632 Open: Mon – Fri 6:30am – 4pm, Sat 8am – 2pm, Sun 9am – 1pm

Proudly showcasing Specialty Grade Arabica beans from Peru. Stop by to experience their expertly crafted espresso coffee. Gourmet beans also supplied!

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Town Tonic

77 Hereford Street (cnr Oxford Terrace), Central City 03 943 6657 Find them on Facebook Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 9am – 4pm

335 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 338 1150 Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am – late, Sat 8am – late, Sun 8am – 4pm


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!


Town Tonic is a fresh and sexy eating establishment by owner and executive chef Jamie Bennett, also of Passengers + Co. A slick open space, it serves modern, seasonal and inspiring food daily. Situated conveniently close to the Court Theatre and Horncastle Arena and stadium for pre- or post-entertainment dining. Check out their special events; see, available for functions and out-catering.

trevinos restaurant & Bar european/swishy bar

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


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.

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. Lamb kleftiko, 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.


FEAST food & drink

Twenty Seven Steps

Under the red Verandah

16 New Regent Street, Central City 03 366 2727 Open: Tue – Sat 5:30pm – late

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

Twenty Seven Steps is the stylish new venture of the former Little Bistro owners. It’s situated around the corner from the majestic Theatre Royal, upstairs, in historic New Regent Street. Enjoy robust, creative food served by people who care about your dining experience.

This little gem of a café is now licensed, and serves up the best breakfasts and lunches you’ll find in Christchurch, all in a unique garden setting. Their in-house bakers start early each day to prepare fresh bread, muffins, delicious cakes and other sweet treats for you to enjoy over a superb espresso coffee. Their happy and talented team work hard to ensure you enjoy the full Under the Red Verandah experience.


A thoughtful drinks selection and a relaxed, intimate atmosphere greet you at the top of the stairs.


Ask about their private meeting/dining rooms (seats 24).

Vic’s Café cafÉ

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

Vic’s Café is a unique and friendly cosmopolitan café with a relaxed atmosphere, serving C4 coffee and an extensive breakfast/lunch menu made to order. Traditionally baked artisan breads are used on the menu and available for sale, baked in their Ferrymead bakery. Organic/free range and gluten free options are also available. Open 7 days till 4pm. Open-plan, warm and very popular with the locals.


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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

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 an iconic dining destination. There’s something for everyone at The Villas, where it’s all about the food ... discover something delicious today!

waipara hills winery/cafÉ

780 Glasnevin Road, State Highway 1, Waipara, North Canterbury 03 314 6900 Open: 7 days; café and 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 (bookings necessary).


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(RE:)STARTING OVER What began as a genius way for small businesses to re-establish themselves in the city via a collection of shipping crates converted into colourful funky boutiques, Re:START Mall has gone on to become an iconic, much-loved international shopping destination where fashion, food and Kiwiana kitsch collide. A must visit destination when out-of-town-friends come to stay, it’s anchored by the iconic Ballantyne’s department store and is home to gift stores, gourmet products, books, several leading fashion retailers, plenty of tasty, ready-to-eat offerings and regular live music – no wonder it’s become a hub of activity in the central city!


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on trend With Styling by Jacqui Victor

Awesome autumn brings energy and vibrancy into our city. Scanning the pages of the European fashion mags the colours, fabrics and designs of the autumn 2016 season’s couture are reminiscent of the 50s and 60s! Think beautiful fabrics with contrasts of unexpected colour, prints, textures and creative form. Think powerful pairings of mixed fabrics, tonal layering, geometric play with distinctive patterns, stripes and florals, metallic brocades and the revival of heritage fabrics including tweed, heavy herringbone, plaid and chunky cables for the cooler months. Design is revealing oversized coats and unstructured trouser suits. This season it’s all about drowning yourself in fabrics and clever balancing proportions. Remember autumn is about looking fab and embracing comfort.


The latest addition to The Tannery, Katerina Boutique is your mainline to some of Australia’s hottest fashion labels including Alice McCall, Shona Joy, Pasduchas, SWF and Premonition, along with their own exclusive, made in Christchurch label Katerina. Specialists in elegant casualwear and stunning special occasion garments, they also rock a bodacious selection of fashion-forward fierce jewellery and accessories among the scorching fashions in this funky boutique.

DOGGY LANGUAGE Cityscape caught up with dog whisperer extraordinaire Deborah Chadoutaud Maslet of Mind Pro Animal Behaviour for the inside word on reading your hound’s body language.

RETRO REVIVAL The Unlimited Cropt Top (RRP $367), The Shell Tunic (RRP $297) and The Determinate Pant (RRP $347) from Taylor Boutique.

As we already know, dogs communicate with us by barking and growling, but did you know that before then, they give us a lot of information about their feelings? Turid Rugaas, an expert on canine body language, formulated a chart of 'calming signals' in dogs. These non-verbal signs are used by all dogs to be polite, or to communicate their discomfort and stress. When used, they aim to calm themselves and whatever they come in contact with. By knowing these signals, you will be able to understand what your dog is telling you, change your behaviour or move your dog away from the stressful situation, preventing discomfort and, in some cases, aggressive behaviour with your dog trying to get the stress agent away itself. Imagine someone that you don’t know is staring at you; you are likely to turn your gaze, turn your head, and in some cases, turn your body. Our dogs use the same signs. Most dogs have about 30 calming signals including: nose licking (when not around food), yawning (different one from a tired yawn), glancing sideways, head turning, body turning, sniffing the floor, lifting a front paw, big body shake (not trembling), semi-circling and/or slow approach. The next time you reprimand your dog watch how they communicate with you, then watch what signals they use with others.


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One of the biggest reservations I hear when people are transitioning to eating more real food is the perception that they will have to sacrifice taste. This most certainly doesn’t have to be the case at all and there are many quick little tweaks you can make to add flavour to your food. Add fresh chilli or spice If you’re not great with hot food, start out slow and remove the seeds of the chilli to reduce the hotness. Fresh chilli is particularly delicious in Asian-inspired dishes. Use good quality oil Good quality olive oil is one of the most versatile additions to any kitchen and is particularly handy when making homemade dressings. Coconut or avocado oils are also good options for cooking – and they make a difference to the flavour of your food. Use fresh herbs and lemon Add a delicious freshness and nutrient boost to your food by adding fresh parsley, coriander or basil and lemon. The bonus is they pair with just about everything from Asian cuisine to summery salads and even soups. Your body will love you for adding this combo to your meals! Toast and grind your own spices Toasting the spices in a dry skillet before grinding strengthens their flavour even further and gives them a nutty and earthy aroma – perfect as the base to a delicious Indian curry or dhal. Use organic/market fresh produce This is an easy way to increase the flavour of your food – produce just tastes better when it has been ripened by the sun and then picked/cut. There is a huge difference in the nutrient profile too, as the longer produce sits in cold store the fewer nutrients it will contain when it finally reaches your plate. Buy local, shop at farmers' markets whenever possible – you can taste the difference!


Wax lyrical with this stunning nickel and brass candle holder set (RRP $149.40) from Frobisher Retail Studio.

SAVING FACE Ease the effects of time with Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (RRP $220) from Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa. 


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COOL(ING) CARDS We’re seriously crushing on Chalkydigits' gorgeous range of greeting cards (RRP $6.50 each) depicting native flora and fauna by way of some talented guest artists and their own designers. You’ll love them even more when you find out many are designed around conservation initiatives and 5% of the store’s sales are passed on to conservation projects around the country.

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Reclaim autumn with these scorching fashion must haves. 1 Helen Cherry Hannah Dress (RRP $629) 2 Bronx and Banco Katia Dress (RRP $519) from Katerina Boutique 3 Third Form Bracket Dress (RRP $319) from Raw Nova 4 Georgia Alice Prison Skirt (RRP $429) from Infinite Definite 5 18ct Gold Diamond-set Snake Ring (RRP $1,990) from Westenra Jewellers 6 Saben Tilly Clutch (RRP $250) from Issimo 7 Freya & Sabine Chant Ankle Boot (RRP $259) from Issimo 8 Dylan Kain The Birkin Belt (RRP $139) from Raw Nova 9 Kaibosh JuneBug Sunglasses (RRP $199) from Stencil 10 Trelise Cooper Cut The Crepe Dress 8 (RRP $649)


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Wear your heart on your sleeve.

The dress Pep Sweater Dress (RRP $349) from Untouched World The earrings Diamond Martini Stud Earrings (RRP from $700) from Polished Diamonds

The pantsuit Liam Trip Pantsuit (RRP $369) from Ruby The bag Aria Tote (RRP $445) from Florian Rhodes

STYLE FOR THE BOYS Mettle Crew (RRP $349) from Untouched World

The tunic The Unequivocal Tunic (RRP $497) from Taylor Boutique The belt Daisy Chain Belt (RRP $85) from Ruby

Nike Air Max 1 Essential Action (RRP $189.90) from Fridge Freezer Icebox

Nudie Thin Finn Jeans Broken Orange (RRP $339) from EnCompass Rolla's Tradie Check Shirt (RRP $109) from Infinite Definite

Grenson Brogue Boots (RRP $569) from EnCompass

Status Anxiety Neck of the Woods Backpack (RRP $169) from Stencil


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Katerina Boutique

Florian Rhodes

The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston 021 112 7683 Open 7 days, 10am – 5pm

Shop 3, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston 03 381 8956 Open: Mon – Wed, Fri – Sun 10am – 5pm, Thu 10am – 8pm


Katerina Boutique offers a rare balance between high-end designs and marketable fashion. Katerina is well known for its modern interpretation on event dressing, as well as a great collection of everyday separates. Brands include Alice McCall, Shona Joy, MacKenzie Mode, Pasduchas, Bless’ed are the Meek, SWF, Premonition and more. Designer and owner Yulia Marsh provides fitting, styling and alteration services.


Unique, sustainable and handcrafted, each Florian Rhodes item begins in their local tannery, where they handpick each of the cowhides that they will use. As each leather piece is hand-cut into patterns, they take a lot of time to ensure what they cut will make a perfect finished product. Their leather goods are still made on site in Christchurch by a small team of women passionate about great quality and service.

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 Scotch & Soda, Nudie, Nobody, Edwin, Diesel, Mavi, Pepe, LTB, Dr Denim, WeSC, Obey, No Excess, Pearly Kings, Fifth Label, WeMoto, Carhartt, Duck and Cover, Wish and Zanerobe. Footwear includes Luca Rossi, Grenson and Grams. New Zealand labels include Fili Custom design Shirts, Klou ‘De and Bouverie & Co. Browse the denim wall and shirts, waistcoats, tees and more.


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Raw Nova

FAshion/lifestyle Store 27A, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston 03 389 8704 Open: 7 days, 9:30am – 5:30pm

Stylish, unique and effortlessly cool. Fashion and homeware

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untouched world

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

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

Designed and made locally, Chalkydigits is limited edition luxury clothing, gear for getting amongst nature and more. Their quirky styles feature graphics from local creatives and are inspired by our unique natural environment. They use natural and sustainable fabrics where possible, and donate 5% of all sales to NZ conservation. Also in stock: a changing selection of homewares, stationery and jewellery.

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.


Wholesome clothing that’s good for the soul!

IN BLOOM Keep cool, calm and collected in Alice McCall’s floaty and feminine Lavender Fields Delilah Dress (RRP $385) from Katerina Boutique. In classic shift style, this stunning piece perfectly drapes the body and is best when paired with simple heels, letting the dress speak for itself.


See the full collection at the Flagship Store, and enjoy a coffee and a tasty bite at the adjoining Native Garden Café.

Westenra Jewellers Jewellery

464 Papanui Road, Papanui 03 354 0450

Spoil yourself with unique antique, vintage and modern estate jewellery. Quality repairs and valuations also available. Gorgeous Vintage Cluster! 9ct Gold & Citrine, $495.


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Madam Butterfly’s Vintage Style Boutique fashion/homeware

477 Ferry Road, Woolston 027 459 4052 madambutterflysvintage

Be bold, be brave, be an individual. Style is timeless ... wear vintage! New season’s stock arriving daily. Advice and hire service available.


fashion 1063 Ferry Road, Ferrymead 0508 825 454 Open: check website for opening hours

With so much fantastic local talent, it makes sense to design and make unique clothing here. Tava creates wearable, versatile and eye-catching gear for women, including their legendary reversible skirts. Investigate their fantastic sales rack in store for the latest great deals! Quality, great fit and a serious case of the WOW factor! So go on... wear New Zealand’s awesomeness.


alterations/tailoring 474 Barrington Street (Lincoln Road end), Addington 03 339 2464 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm, Sat 10am to 1pm

Streetwize offer expert clothing alterations, repairs and makeovers, as well as a complete tailoring service for men and women. They work with both fabric and leather. Drycleaning also available!


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With tattoo removal one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures around the world, Cityscape caught up with Jennifer Little, Managing Director at the Transform Clinic, to find out what’s involved.


One of the latest salons to rock the city, The Hairdressing Place’s professional team of high-flying hair maestros have quickly established themselves at the forefront of fashion-forward styling and colouring. Firm believers in hair care being a necessity, not a luxury, they only use industry-leading products and pride themselves on pampering their clients in the contemporary chic of their slick Addington salon.


GAME FACE Losing the war against autumn’s drying effects? For skin in need of a super saturating moisture boost, Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa’s intensive moisturising Elemis Exotic Moisture Dew Facial teams thirst-quenching actives with a specialist facial to plump, nourish and protect skin from the effects of aging. This exquisitely luxe, hour-long escape is designed to improve overall skin texture and tone and revive stressed skin cells to restore that healthy, dewy glow.

Cityscape has an Elemis Exotic Moisture Dew Facial (valued at $119) at Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa to giveaway. To enter, send us an email at with ‘Lotus’ in the subject header and tell us why you need a moisture hit. Entries close May 31. NUDE UP Master the art of nude eye shadow with L’Oréal Paris’ Colour Riche La Palette (RRP $35.99) in beige. With 10 elegant nude tones in shimmery satin, buttery matte and lustrous sheen along with a dual-tip brush for flawless application, there’s never been a better time to go naked.

Tattoos are more popular today than ever before and, although tattoos have a history dating back at least 5,000 years, the desire to remove them has probably existed for just as long. Early attempts to remove tattoos have had less than desirable results. The use of dermabrasion, salt abrasion, Argon and CO2 lasers or surgical removal have left behind scars in place of the tattoo. However, with the advent of Q-switched lasers we are now able to remove most tattoo inks with a very low risk of scarring. If your tattoo result is not quite what you expect, or months or even years later you change your mind and you want to remove the tattoo or have it altered, the Q-switched laser is your best option. These specialist lasers are designed to concentrate on the ink in the tattoo, with short pulses of intense laser energy passing through the skin to target the dark colours of the tattoo ink, causing the visible ink particles to fragment, allowing the body’s immune system to absorb and eliminate them. The actual treatment itself is quite fast, but removing a tattoo is a process and the gradual elimination by the body after treatment can take up to 6-weeks. Therefore, a number of treatments are required, usually 6-weeks apart, with the number depending on the type of ink used (some are more difficult to remove and some cannot be entirely removed) and its depth under the skin.


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THE BEAUTY BEAT Autumn’s essentials for the beauty cabinet.








 For the Lads

Post-Shave Perfection Lab Series 3-in-1 Post-Shave cooling gel helps relieve and prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps. RRP $60

They said it …

“People will stare. Make it worth their while.” Harry Winston (former diamond mogul)

1 Kérastase Elixir Ultime Oil-in-Conditioner RRP $49; 2 Essie Bell-Bottom Blues Nail Polish RRP $22.99; 3 Blinc Mascara Amplified RRP $44.95; 4 La Mer Blanc de La Mer The Brightening Infusion Intense RRP $160; 5 Maybelline New York Superstay 24hour Foundation RRP $33.99; 6 Cailyn Pure Luxe Lipstick RRP $36; 7 L’Oréal Paris Superstar Superliner RRP $28.99.

Travel Right Hitting the road? Nimue’s Interactive pack of travel essentials features four skincare essentials that one shouldn’t be without. RRP $180 Aries Hairdressers hair

2/105 Gasson Street, Sydenham 03 377 8180

A stylish and friendly salon, proudly using SP and Wella products. They offer a highquality Japanese straight perm, as well as head spas and treatment. Vast experience makes them stunning hairdressers – call today! You’re sure to be satisfied!


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Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa health/beauty

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

Located in Cashmere, and surrounded by the award winning Swan Lake Gardens, Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa offers exquisite pampering packages with exceptional service to match. Their spa is a luxurious, private destination in its own right, allowing you to truly escape the pressure of everyday life into a world of pampering and relaxation. Their qualified Thai therapists are dedicated to delivering a holistic and rejuvenating experience; their combined experience of more than 55 years means you know you are in expert hands. If you’re after some special time with your loved one, their luxuriously appointed therapy rooms for couples provide a complete escape from life’s pressures. Try a Couples Hot Stone Massage, the Couples Elemis Anti-ageing Facial or the wonderful Restore The Romance package, with a decadent spa bath and soothing 90 minute Aromatherapy Massage – what a way to finish your day! If you’re after the perfect gift for that special someone, treat them to the world-class treatments available at Lotus with a gift voucher for that special occasion. Lotus also offer decadent Elemis facials, soothing massage therapy, group pampering packages and decadent full day spa treatments. Visit or call today to experience the ultimate in pampering, and let them help you truly relax.


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Crossfit Trailblazer

The Hairdressing Place

323 Tuam Street, Central City 021 287 8828 Open: see website for session timetable

3/107 Wrights Road, Addington 03 338 0338 Find them on Facebook Open: Tue/Thu 9am – 8pm, Wed/Fri 9am – 6pm, Sat 9am – 3pm

CrossFit is the most effective and fun strength and conditioning programme in the world. Anyone can do it, including you! Whatever your personal goals are, CrossFit Trailblazer will be with you every step of the way and are dedicated to helping you achieve them – and to go on to exceed what you might have thought possible!

The Hairdressing Place is an up-and-coming, brand new hair salon located in downtown Addington. Between operators Andrea and Justin, there’s more than 30 years of combined experience in bringing you fashion-forward hairstyling and on-trend colouring. Put this expertise together with their product partner Keune, and there’s something at The Hairdressing Place for everyone!


Remember – you can have results or excuses, not both!


New clients always welcome – book today!

Grassroots Yoga & Health

Merivales Hair & Beauty

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

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

Grassroots is a vibrant, innovative, and communitydriven yoga studio located in the heart of The Tannery village. Their yoga classes empower and educate with a method that blends skilful physical alignment into playful progressive flow. Providing classes for every level of student and a body therapy clinic on-site, this yoga studio offers the highest calibre instruction in an uplifting, beautiful space. Align + Flow – move with awareness, intention, and heart!

Merivales Hair & Beauty brings the latest summerinspired styles to Christchurch. Their team of experienced hair stylists, along with their beauty therapists, offer personalised, friendly service using Kerastase, L’oreal and a variety of exclusive beauty brands. Weddings, special occasion hair, makeup and spray tan packages are also available.


$25 Intro Special – two weeks of unlimited yoga!


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

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transform clinic

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

52A Mandeville Street, Riccarton 03 343 2880 Open: Mon/Wed/Fri 8:30am – 6pm, Tue/Thu 8:30am – 8pm, Sat 8:30pm – 3pm

Scissortrix is an ultra modern salon, combining superior service, first class products and staff with 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 your lifestyle.

Transform Clinic is a cosmetic medicine and beauty centre that combines the experience and skills of a doctor, nurses, and beauty therapists. They offer cosmetic medicine treatments, varicose vein treatments, laser and IPL services, and beauty therapy. The clinic’s holistic approach to its clients ensures you have the very best treatment. Book your free consultation with their nurses or beauty therapists.


Scissortrix are proud to use and recommend Kérastase, Pureology and L’Oréal, the world’s leading haircare brands.

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Visit their website for details, special offers and to book.

True Grit hair

87 Manchester Street, Central City 03 377 7889 Open: Mon/Fri/Sat 9am – 5pm, Tue/Thu 9am – 9pm, Wed 10am – 5pm

True Innovation, True Passion, True Hair! Head into True Grit’s exquisite multi-award-winning salon, enjoy their sumptuous surroundings and experience the creative professionalism of their talented stylists. With a dynamic team of Masters, Style Directors and New Generation Stylists, supported by fantastic colour technicians, they’ll ensure you enjoy a true ‘True Grit’ experience. Leave feeling absolutely fabulous, with sensational hair!



FROSTY FINDS Passionate about Scandinavian style, Nordic Chill is on a mission to bring the light, bright, bold and innovative style of the snowy lands of Northern Europe waaaay down to Christchurch. Score the sleek Scandinavian look that’s so in vogue all over the world with furniture, homewares and accessories from leading brands like Bloomingville, Lapuan Kankurit, Iittala and of course, IKEA. Their product range is just as frosty as their name suggests – and if they don’t have that covetable piece, they’ll try to track it down for you – service!

DEPTH CHARGE Take your bathroom to new depths of cool with fun and funky Submarino Bathroom Set by Hector Serrano for Seletti (RRP $135) from Copper + Pink.

MINT VINTAGE ADD SWAG with A Jo Hammerborg light (RRP $850) OR CHALET ART GLASS (RRP $650) from Mr Mod.

HIGH WIRE Take a seat in icoTraders fab 60s-style wire Coromandel Chair (RRP $399) from Raw Nova.

 ON THE INSIDE Specialists in interior and spatial design, custom

furniture, drapes, upholstery items and accessories, and expert to a ninja level, Frobisher Retail Studio have stepped things up even more by creating a Fabric Studio (pictured) where you can get a first-hand look at their wicked range of vibrant fabrics and beautiful wallpapers. Grab a coffee at their onsite café, check out the latest styles, trends and textiles at the new Fabric Showroom and the rest of their stylish interiors collection, and start levelling-up that at-home environment of yours!


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The year ahead I’m often asked ‘when is the best time to buy?’, with many clients eager to get the timing right and trying to anticipate the housing market. I always reply: ‘When you find your dream house and you can afford it’. However that being said, 2016 is definitely shaping up to be a strong buyers’ market, with all signs pointing to a stable year with no surprises on the horizon. And with some of the lowest fixed interest rates we’ve seen in years – and the strong possibility of further drops to come – combined with a stabilised property market and a growing number of properties available, it’s an excellent time for first homeowners to enter the market and for investors to add to their property portfolio. It’s generally indicators like this that convince first homeowners that now is a good time to enter the market; rather than putting their money into renting a property they can instead increase their capital. It’s also worth remembering that property market and interest rates are cyclical – they’ll go up and they’ll come down – so if you are waiting for the perfect time to buy, it’s likely you’ll miss out entirely. When you do find the perfect house, it’s worth spending a bit of time in the neighbourhood before committing – drop by morning, noon and night and at the weekends to get a feel of the area. Try driving to work from the location to make sure it’s something you could do daily. Is there a good school, supermarket and other services nearby? These are all worthwhile considerations. While 2016 is shaping up to be a fine year for buyers, we’re also achieving great results for property owners, particularly with auctions. With more properties on the market, sellers will definitely benefit from sprucing up their house so that it’s as desirable as possible!

MOODY BLUES  We’re loving these Just South West prints from Christchurch photographer Stacey Weaver’s Black Series (RRP $35, unframed) available at Issimo and Rouche.


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LIGHTEN UP Swank up your surround with this slick Smoky Crystal and Chrome Light (RRP $1,499) from Lineage.

WELL SERVED Cause a stir with this limited edition set of 5 IKEA Sittning serving spoons (RRP $39) from Nordic Chill.

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COPPER + PINK interiors

03 355 4666

Exciting new concept store coming in Autumn! Stay tuned to the website for updates.

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furniture/homeware The Colombo, Sydenham 021 595 499 Open: Mon – Sat 9am – 5:30pm, Sun 10am – 5pm

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

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charles eames eero saarinen george nelson Hans Wegner finn Juhl + more stOre:

Frobisher retail studio RETAIL/DESIGN/CAFÉ

322 Manchester Street, Central City 03 355 2628 www.frobisher. Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Café Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm

Frobisher’s Retail Studio was born out of Frobisher Interiors, the design studio previously located at 125 Aikmans Road. When relocating, owners Ann-Marie and Mark Appleton took the opportunity to expand. The Retail Studio offers a place to dream and plan the transformation of your home. Their furniture, lighting and accessories are sure to inspire, so grab a coffee from their Espressory, browse the Retail Studio and Fabric Studio and experience Frobisher. Where unique design meets quality coffee and food.

27 papanui rd, merivale WareHOuse:

88 Wilsons rd, st martins p. 03 m.

355 8788 021 588 130


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922 Colombo Street, St Albans 03 366 1656 www.whiteroom Open: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 3pm

Unit 4, 46 Acheron Drive, Riccarton 03 348 8808 Open: 7 days 10am – 6pm, late nights Thu/Fri until 9pm


The recently opened White Room Interiors is a concept store that offers a wide range of timeless, quality products to enhance your home. Their product range is sourced from near and far, with access to all the outstanding European fabric and wallpaper providers. They also stock The Ottoman Collection of fine Turkish linens including bedthrows, duvets, and towels, and imported homewares including lamps, mirrors and lighting.


Although Heyday is a new name in the local market, their suppliers are one of the most famous and respected furniture manufacturers in China. Heyday offer both a European luxury range and an American lifestyle range in seven collections that replicate some of the most popular looks in the US and Europe, and bring these exclusive ranges to Kiwis for the first time at affordable prices.

Ask for your free measure and quote on interior design!

Visit their showroom or website to find a piece you’ll love!

Moffatt’s Flower Company

eco Frame and Mirror

1 Candys Road, Halswell 03 322 7975 Open: Mon/Tue 8am – 4:30pm, Wed – Fri 8am – 5:30pm, Sat 9am – 4pm, Sun 10am – 4pm

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

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.

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.


Delivery NZ-wide. Select quality gift items also available.


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Fredricksons Furniture furniture

710 Hawkins Road, Marshlands 027 206 2504 www.fredricksons Open: Mon – Fri 8am – 3pm, Sat 8am – 1pm

Specialising in bespoke furniture, Fredricksons offer a lifetime workmanship guarantee on all their beautiful, handcrafted furniture pieces. Your ideal piece, made to order.

Mind Pro animal behaviour animal training

020 4027 6862

Would you like to stop your dog’s bad manners? Book a free consultation today to speak about it and get a lasting, tailored solution. Tailor-made solutions for you and your dog’s life.

charming Souvenir gifts/souvenirs

Shop 1B, 376 Riccarton Road, Upper Riccarton 03 343 6188 Open: 7 days 10am – 6pm

Charming Souvenir is now offering you duty free service. Do as much duty free shopping as you want in the shop, and they’ll have your package delivered to Christchurch International Airport – all you need to do is to collect your sealed package after you go through customs! Their range of products – from handcrafted toys to famous NZ-made wine – makes them a one-stop shop for gifts and souvenirs. Discover something delightful – there’s really something for everyone at Charming Souvenir!

scorpio books books

120 Hereford Street, Central City 03 377 8462 Mon – Fri 9am – 5:30pm, Sat/Sun 10am – 5pm 113 Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 379 2882 Open: Mon– Fri 9am – 6pm, Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm

The city’s best independent bookstore. Browse their huge range in store or online. New Hereford St store now open!


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Care Free Computing computer repair & sales

138 Lincoln Road, Spreydon 0800 727 425 Open Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm (after hours by appointment)

With your car you get a regular WOF, but when was the last time you had your computer checked out? Care Free Computing offer a full service of your computer to ensure it’s running at its best. Can’t make time to drop off? No problem – they’ll make a free pickup and delivery from your home or workplace. They also offer in-home and business repairs and maintenance, new computers built to your requirements, and clear English training on systems. Top level service and high quality computer products.


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READ, WATCH, LISTEN Reviews, profiles and celebrity insider goss. 1 READ A History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes Review by Rachel Eadie, Scorpio Books. A comprehensive biographical history of New Zealand seen through a female lens, from those who arrived on the first waka to the Grammy and Man Booker Prize-winning young women of the current decade. Women created the infrastructure necessary for colonial society to succeed. The attitudes of settler women, integral to the developing state, also transformed the lives of Māori women. The small scale of New Zealand society facilitated rapid change so that, by the 21st century, women are no longer defined by family contexts. Lively narrative draws on a wide variety of sources to map the importance in women’s lives not just of political changes, but of smaller joys – the arrival of a piano and the freedom of riding a bicycle. RRP $69.99

2 WATCH Saint Laurent Review by Nick Paris, Alice in Videoland. The second lavish film biography of Yves Saint Laurent, this ‘unauthorised’ version is the more sensuous affair, less concerned with ticking off the life story than with sampling his excesses, influences, demons and creativity. Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent beckons with the promise of an inside look at the fashion world from the workshops where Yves Saint Laurent designed his couture collections of the late 1960s and early 70s, and into the business meetings where his brand-extension strategies were hatched. After-hours you follow the designer, in the company of friends, lovers and hangers-on, to Paris nightclubs and cruising areas, to Morocco and to bed. A few names are dropped, but mostly you sweep through the parties and runway shows as if you know everyone.

3 LISTEN The Ghosts of Highway 20, Lucinda Williams Review by Garry Knight, Pennylane Records. At age 63, Lucinda Williams’ latest release, The Ghosts of Highway 20, clocking in at 84-minutes, may be her best yet. The follow up to Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, a number of the tracks were written in the 2013 sessions and held over for this album. Williams has found inspiration in the I-20, a nearly 200-mile highway that runs through her homeland of Louisiana. It contains 12 original songs highlighting Williams’ brilliant song writing strengths, full of rough, raw, rugged alt-country, plus 2 covers: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Factory’ and Woody Guthrie’s ‘House on Earth’. This is an album that needs to be heard from start to finish to appreciate her story and a must for country/ folk, blues, jazz fans.

4 CINEPHILES Box Office Blues Contrary to popular belief, you can’t bank on good looks and talent alone to equal box office gold – people still care about the actual movie (mostly). Just ask former Home & Away hottie Chris Hemsworth (Thor) who lost almost all his box office cred last year helming some massive flops. Apart from co-starring in Avengers: Age of Ultron, his cinematic 2015 CV reads more Raspberry than Oscar, with cyber thriller Blackhat and megabudget In the Heart of the Sea tanking big time. He’ll be looking to turn this around with the April release of Snow White and the Huntsman sequel The Huntsman: Winter’s War co-starring Hollywood heavyweights Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, and since Kristen Stewart isn’t reprising her role, it could just be a recipe for success.

 BRAVE HEART Proving acting isn’t all glamour and glitz, reformed Hollywood wild

woman now doting mum and UN ambassador Angelina Jolie also does her own stunts. Whether it’s flying around on highwires in Maleficent, nailing epic bungee scenes, manic motorcycle manoeuvres and jet ski shenanigans in the Tomb Raider films or the hard out non-stop action of Salt, the actress/director insists on doing all her own stunts and has the scars to prove it, slicing her face open just above her nose when tumbling into a doorway with a gun in the latter. “I was bleeding and I have a little scar now,” she said of the shoot. 86

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THE DICTATOR Heath Franklin’s hyperAustralian comic take on infamous real life criminal Mark ‘Chopper’ Read has become an airwavesdominating favourite on this side of the ditch, too; perhaps that explains the premise of his touring show, which proposes uniting both nations as the new and glorious Republic of Anzakistan (with Chopper himself as its Supreme Dictator, obviously). Armed with the plan of throwing out the rubbish bits of both countries and shaking up the world order with our unbeatable new super-nation, Chopper will outline the details on May 18 at the Isaac Theatre Royal, making it comedically clear why a glorious future awaits us all as Anzakistani citizens.


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British punk scene heroes The Stranglers have been tearing up (or should that be choking?) the UK charts for more than 40 years, having racked up the impressive sum of 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums since getting their start in Guildford in 1974. Refusing to be pinned down in one musical genre, they’ve wandered peripatetically from punk through to new wave, art rock, gothic rock and pop over the course of their long career, belting out hits such as ‘No More Heroes’, ‘Golden Brown, ‘Peaches’, ‘Always the Sun’ and ‘Skin Deep’ along the way. Now the veteran hellraisers hit the Horncastle Arena to showcase their amazing musical legacy in the South Island for the first time ever! The Stranglers 15 April

Outstanding French harpsichordist Christophe Rousset describes his chosen instrument as a time machine, one capable of transporting the listener to bygone eras of history. In New Zealand for the first time with his chamber ensemble Les Talens Lyriques – each member of which is an accomplished soloist in their own right – Christophe and crew are now set to take local audiences on a historical tour back to 17th Century Versailles and the dazzlingly elegant, indulgent court of the Louis XIV, the Sun King. Les Talens Lyriques 10 April, Charles Luney Auditorium (St Margaret’s College)


Cityscape has a double pass to The Stranglers to giveaway to one lucky reader. To enter, send us an email at info@ with ‘Stranglers’ in the subject header and tell us your fave Stranglers track. Entries close April 10.  TOPP STUFF Kiwi entertainment icons The Topp Twins have

rustled up another brand-new show, joining the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra for a look back at what has made New Zealand so … New Zealand, in a hilarious flip back through the country’s history books at Horncastle Arena. Packing guitars, harmonicas and, of course, spoons (with a full orchestra backing!), they’ll be on-riotous-‘Untouchable Girls’-brand as usual with a packed and varied programme of original songs, audience participation, comedy and even a bit of burlesque innuendo. The Topp Twins with the CSO 28 May

BEER O’CLOCK Another epic day in the autumn sun (please, weather gods?) is coming down the pipeline with this year’s edition of The Great Kiwi Beer Festival at Hagley Park in April. It’s fair to say that the huge selection of regional and national craft brews and the top eats on offer from local gourmet favourites is probably the main attraction, but they’ve also smashed the musical programme out of the park this year. Grab a Three Boys (or something from one of the 27 other breweries) and check out The Jordan Luck Band, Jon Toogood, The Phoenix Foundation and more. The Great Kiwi Beer Festival 2 April


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Cityscape has a double pass to The Great Kiwi Beer Festival to giveaway. To enter, send us an email at with ‘Beer’ in the subject header and tell who your fave Kiwi musician is. Entries close March 28.

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0800 CONCERT (266 2378)

Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2016 season kicks off with visits by two top international acts. Uri Caine and the New Zealand String Quartet (USA/NZ) Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Uri Caine jets in from New York for this collaboration with the New Zealand String Quartet. He’s famed for his jazz improvisations on works by classical composers. The New Zealand String Quartet will feature on two of Uri’s original compositions for piano and string quartet, Jagged Edges and String Theories. Audiences will also be treated to an improvisation on Beethoven and a unique take on Bach. Monday 21 March, 7:30pm Charles Luney Auditorium, St. Margaret’s College. Les Talens Lyriques (FRANCE) Christophe Rousset, the outstanding harpsichordist of his generation, describes his instrument as a time machine: “It really takes you to another era.” He brings three other leading members of his group, Les Talens Lyriques, to New Zealand for the first time. With a varied programme of French suites, sonatas and character pieces, Rousset and his musicians will take you back to Versailles – to the dazzlingly elegant and indulgent court of Louis XIV, the Sun King. This concert includes an Audio Description service and Touch Tour for patrons with low vision. Sunday 10 April, 5pm Charles Luney Auditorium, St. Margaret’s College. For concert details and ticketing: 0800 CONCERT (266 2378)


HERE & NOW culture shock, aural pleasure, out and about culture shock Comedy Scared Scriptless [Every Fri/ Sat, 10:15pm] The Court Theatre, Bernard St, Addington Book it: Website. Australasia’s longest-running comedy show: late night improvisation from The Court Jesters that’s World Famous in Christchurch. The Laughing Samoans – Island Time [Sat 12 Mar, 8pm] Aurora Centre, Burnside High School, cnr Memorial Ave and Greers Rd, Burnside www. Book it: Ticketek. Comedy duo Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai, veterans of the comedy circuit in NZ, Australia and the Pacific for more than a decade, are back with more. Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes [Mon 14 – Fri 18 Mar, 8pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Ticketek. Funny lady Dawn French hits town with a new show based on the ups and downs of her life “misguidedly vigorously attempting to be a fully functioning female.” Good Mourning Mrs. Brown [Thu 17 – Sat 19 Mar 7:30pm plus 2pm matinee Sat] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington www.ticketek. Book it: Website. The original cast of the hit UK TV series Mrs Brown’s Boys relives favourite TV moments. as well as busting out new material. Michelle A’ Court – Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter [Sat 23 Apr, 8pm] Gloucester Room, Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City www Book it: Ticketek. Kiwi fave Michele A’ Court, winner of “Comedienne of the Decade” brings her new stand up show, described as a must for ”people who have had children, those who might have children, and those who have been children.” Jimeoin – Yeehaa! [Sun 8 May, 7:30pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Ticketek. The veteran Irish-Aussie stand-up, worldwide favourite and possessor of “the most famous


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PLATE EXPECTATIONS Back for another year to tempt the palate and inspire fresh

ideas in the kitchen, foodie fave The Food Show Christchurch will hit Horncastle Arena for 3 epic days. Sample fine fare, scope out the latest kitchen innovations and gadgets, and pick up some pro tips from the celeb chef hangout that is The Whirlpool Cooking Theatre (pictured, Johnny Schwass). The Food Show Christchurch, 8 – 10 April

eyebrows in comedy” comes back to the city with more of his wry observations. Heath Franklin’s Chopper [Wed 18 May, 7:30pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City www.laughing Book it: Ticketek. The lovable Aussie larrikin returns to propose the idea of combining Australia and NZ into the world’s newest superpower, Anzakistan. NZ International Comedy Festival – Comedy Convoy [Fri 20 May, 8pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City www.comedy Book it: Ticketek. Five international and local comedians roll into town as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

Whitesnake, Journey, Pat Benatar and Poison.

school holidays in more Malthouse theatre for littlies.

Turn of the Screw [Thu 24 – Sat 26 Mar, 8pm] Gloucester Room, Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Ticketek. NO Productions Theatre Collective stages an acclaimed adaptation of Henry James’ classic ghost story.

Cops & Robbers [Wed 20 – Sat 30 Apr, times vary] The Court Theatre, Bernard St, Addington Book it: Website. A sneaky villain is going to help himself to all the jewels … but he hasn’t counted on a smart little girl and her bumbling security guard dad. Holiday theatre fun for the kids.

Mamma Mia! [Thu 31 Mar – Sat 16 Apr, times vary] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City www.showbiz. Book it: Ticketek. Showbiz bring us the ultimate feel-good party theatre experience – a story of love, friendship and identity told through the timeless songs of ABBA (and with the promise of none of Pierce Brosnan’s singing in this version.)

HMS Pinafore [Sun 1 May, 3pm and 7pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Ticketek. Gilbert and Sullivan’s satirical nautical masterpiece sails into the Theatre Royal as part of its national tour.

Educating Rita [Sat 28 May – Sat 25 Jun, times vary] The Court Theatre, Bernard St, Theatre Addington www.courtheatre. Macbeth [Sat 5 – Sat 26 Mar, times vary] The Court Theatre, Matthew, Mark, Luke & Joanne Book it: Website. The hilarious and often moving [Sat 9 Apr – Sat 7 May, times Bernard St, Addington www. story of a woman determined vary] The Court Theatre, Book it: to better herself and the Bernard St, Addington www. Website. The Court takes on striking effect she has on the Book it: the Bard’s epic tale of ambition, life of her jaded tutor. Website. Kiwi writer Carl corruption, and fate. Nixon’s hilarious new play Film Rock of Ages [Wed 9 – Sat 19 about what happens when Alliance Française French Film Mar, times vary] The Gym, The your loved ones fail to accept Festival [Until Sun 20 Mar, Arts Centre, Worcester your fundamental life change. times vary] Hoyts Northland, Boulevard, Central City www. 3 Bears and Goldilocks [Sat 16, 55 Main North Rd, Papanui 23, 30/Sun 17, 24 Apr, Sun 1 Book it: Ticketek. The New May, 11am] The Malthouse, 71 Book it: Website. The annual Zealand premiere of the Colombo St, Beckenham www. celebration of Gallic cinema Broadway hit show that Book it: continues until the 20th of celebrates all things 80s rock Website. The classic tale is March. See website for full (including big hair), with a back with a few twists for the programme details. soundtrack that ticks off

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Christchurch Casino


30 Victoria Street, Central City 03 365 9999 Open: Mon – Thu 11am – 3am, Fri 11am through to Mon 3am

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



The Christchurch Casino is the largest and most diverse gaming and entertainment destination in Christchurch. It’s a magnificent complex that features 500 gaming machines, 36 table games, a Baccarat Room, three restaurants and a sports bar. Enjoy live music, amazing giveaways, events and exciting promotions – there’s always something on!

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.

R20 venue / Play safe, Drink Safe / Host Responsibility limits apply / Dress code applies / R.O.A.R

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


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

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


HERE & NOW culture shock, aural pleasure, out and about Free Summer Cinema [Fri 11 Mar, 6pm] The Arts Centre of Christchurch, 30 Worcester Blvd, Central City Book it: Free. Free monthly outdoor movie screenings of popular, family-friendly films. NZIFF Autumn Events – Classic Film Weekends [Sat 7, 14, 21/Sun 8, 15, 22 May, times vary] Hoyts Riccarton, Westfield Riccarton, 31 Rotherham Street, Riccarton Book it: Hoyts. The New Zealand International Film Festival’s Autumn events bring us classic films and New Zealand premieres on the big screen at Hoyts over three weekends in May. Performance Speed of Light – Royal New Zealand Ballet [Thu 10 – Sat 12 Mar, 7:30pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Website Three works receive their New Zealand premiere in this energetic presentation from our national ballet stars. Razzle Dazzle Room [Sat 19 Mar, 8:30pm] Halo Bar and Lounge, 66B Wharenui Road, Upper Riccarton www. Book it: Dash Tickets. Tease & Trouble Productions brings us this variety show of full of the ol’ razzle-dazzle – a night of sparkling burlesque dancers, showbiz glitz and glamour, and comedy with a kick. Royal New Zealand Ballet – The Wizard of Oz [Thu 12 – Sat


14 May, 7:30pm, 1:30pm matinee Sat] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Ticketek. This new ballet production of the beloved classic is a world premiere. Join Dorothy and friends as she travels through the fantastical world of Oz. Exhibitions Spectrum Street Art Festival [Until Sun 17 Apr, 9:30am – 5pm] YMCA, 12 Hereford St, Central City nz Book it: Free. The fresh and popular street art exhibition continues into autumn.

Aural Pleasure Classical Music CSO: Radiance [Sat 12 Mar 7:30pm] Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram Book it: Website. The CSO present musical responses to our world by Debussy, Prokofiev, and Chris Cree Brown. Chamber Music New Zealand – Uri Caine [Mon 21 Mar 7:30pm] Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, Merivale www.chambermusic. Book it: Website. Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Uri Caine joins with the NZ String Quartet to perform some of his own compositions as well as some “springboard improvisation”. SOL3 MIO [Sat Mar 26, 8pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington www.sol3mio.

Get pedalling on the epic 100km Le Race Christchurch to Akaroa cycle race, or (for the less physical!), on new event addition Le Race Petite – coming in at 53km and following the same route from Cathedral Square, but finishing up at Little River and skipping the second round of killer hills. For those that are super committed, crack a few celebratory wines in the manner of the Tour de France (you’re in Akaroa after all!), stay the night and pedal on back in the morning. Le Race 19 March


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com Book it: Ticketek. New Zealand’s own international p-opera success story concludes their “On Another Note” album tour at the Horncastle Arena. CSO: The Artist Series: Martin Riseley [Sat 9 Apr, 7:30pm] Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, Merivale www. Book it: Website. Concertmaster Martin Riseley leads the CSO through an enjoyable evening exploring music from Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, and Tchaikovsky. Chamber Music New Zealand – LES TALENS LYRIQUES [Sun 10 Apr, 5pm] Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, Merivale www.chambermusic. Book it: Website. Modern harpsichord maestro Christophe Rousset takes you back to another era alongside other talented members of the acclaimed French chamber group he founded. NZSO: Brahms & Beethoven [Wed 13 Apr, 7pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington Book it: Ticketek. The national orchestra is led through Lilburn’s Festival Overture, Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor (Double Concerto) and Beethoven’s epic ‘Eroica’ Symphony in E-flat major (No. 3) by maestro Edo De Waart. CSO: Mad Men & Dangerous Women [Thu 21 Apr, 7:30pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Website. Join the CSO to relive the days when coolness was timeless, mambo was king and The Rat Pack ruled with this evening of golden classics from the 50s and 60s. CSO: The Artist Series: Gordon Hunt [Sat 7 May, 7:30pm], Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, Merivale Book it: Website. Internationally acclaimed oboist Gordon Hunt joins the CSO, directing the orchestra as well as performing Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C major.

CSO: Pacific Rhythms [Sat 14 May, 7:30pm] Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram www.cso. Book it: Website. An evening of music with a special Pacific flavour as the CSO presents a programme that takes influences from Indonesia, Japan and here in New Zealand. Chamber Music New Zealand – ENSO STRING QUARTET [Mon 16 May, 7:30pm] Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, Merivale www.chambermusic. Book it: Website. US Ensō String Quartet returns presents gems of the chamber music repertoire by Dutilleux, Ginastera, Haydn, Beethoven and Ravel. NZSO: Stephen Hough Plays Brahms [Thu 19 May, 7pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington nz Book it: Ticketek. Piano genius Stephen Hough joins the NZSO for works by Brahms, Gareth Farr and Shostakovich, les by Gustavo Gimeno. The Ten Tenors – The Power of TEN [Mon 23 May, 8pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Ticketek. The Ten Tenors belt out their world-renowned sound with their take on some of the most dynamic songs in the world, ranging from classical arias to rock anthems. Contemporary Music Scribe Live [Thu 10 Mar, 7pm] The Cotton Club, 32 Allen St, Central City Find it on Facebook Book it: Door sales, $20. The Crusader comes home to get The Cotton Club heaving, supported by Rocky Ponting and Tommy Gee. Buzzcocks – 40th Anniversary Tour [Fri 18 Mar, 8pm] The Foundry, UCSA, 90 Ilam Rd, Ilam www Book it: Ticketek. Punk rock royalty hits town with the arrival of the UK’s legendary and influential Buzzcocks, still trucking after 40 years. They’ll be joined by local punk rock talent. The Stranglers, with special guest Ed Kuepper [Friday 15 April, 8pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington

culture shock, aural pleasure, out and about HERE & NOW Book it: Ticketek. Iconic UK music hellraisers The Stranglers hit town on a tour that celebrates their inspiring rock ‘n roll journey of over 40 years. They’re supported by Australia’s Ed Kuepper, co-founder of punk legends The Saints.

Club, Pawsons Valley Road, Duvauchelle www.melparsons. com Book it: Eventfinda. This double bill show from the team that previously brought us “The Bitches’ Box & Mel Parsons” promises an unmissable evening of music, theatre and comedy, complete with BBQ and bar.

Glenmark Domain, Waipara Valley, North Canterbury www. waiparavalleywineandfood. Book it: Website. This independent food and wine fest with a country-fete vibe celebrates the best of North Canterbury’s wineries, local food producers, and restaurants.

The Proclaimers, with special guest Greg Johnson [Sat 23 April, 8pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington Book it: Ticketek. The Scottish duo walk (well, fly) several thousand miles down to New Zealand to perform their big hits, supported by Kiwi singersongwriter Greg Johnson.

Iron Maiden [Fri 29 Apr, 7pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington www.iron Book it: Ticketek. The rock legends drop by Horncastle Arena as part of their hugely anticipated return to New Zealand.

Culture Galore [Sat 12 Mar, 12pm] Ray Blank Park, Maidstone Rd, Ilam Book it: Free. Celebrate our city’s diversity with food, art, crafts and performances from more than 80 different cultures who call Christchurch home.

CSO: The Topp Twins [Sat 28 May, 7:30pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington Book it: Website. The beloved musical duo get out the guitars, harmonica and spoons with a full orchestra behind them in this comedic, musical journey through NZ history.

The Ray White New Brighton Duke Festival of Surfing [Tue 15 – Sat 20 Mar, times vary] Various venues in New Brighton Find it on Facebook Book it: Website/Free. This 5-day celebration of all things surfing in the seaside suburb includes three days of surfing competitions as well as a kids’ art competition, a surf and beach art exhibition, an open air free movie night and a gig from Tiki Taane at The New Brighton Club.

Jamie Lawson [Sun 24 Apr, 8pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Ticketek. The singersongwriter on the rise that’s played with Taylor Swift and One Direction brings his folky guitar sound to Christchurch audiences. Sons of a Bitch & Mel Parsons [Thu 28 Apr, 6pm] Akaroa Golf

out and about Festivals Waipara Valley Wine & Food Festival [Sun 6 Mar, 10:30am]

Christchurch Pride Week [Fri 18 – Sun 27 Mar, times vary] Various venues around the city Book it: Website. Christchurch’s LGBTI community celebrates with 9 days and nights of special events around the city including tours, parties, movies, a quiz night, picnic and more. See website for full event details. POLYFEST 2016 [Sat 19 Mar, 9am – 6pm] Westminster Park, Westminster St, Mairehau www. Book it: Door sales. Showcasing local young talent, POLYFEST brings together secondary school students for a day-long festival of cultural performances, song and dance. The Great Kiwi Beer Festival [Sat 2 Apr, 11am] Hagley Park North, Rolleston Ave, Central City www.greatkiwibeerfestival. Book it: Website. The sudsy celebration of our favourite brew is back. New Zealand Jazz and Blues Festival [Wed 25 – Sun 29 May, times vary] www.jazzblues Various venues


HERE & NOW culture shock, aural pleasure, out and about Book it: Website. It’s a slightly later calendar slot this year for the popular annual celebration of live blues and jazz, headlined this time around by legendary US jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis. Events Christchurch Armageddon [Sat 12/Sun 13 Mar, 9am] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington. www. Book it: Website. The pop culture/entertainment expo returns for its annual two-day celebration of all things nerd. The Food Show [Fri 8 – Sun 10 Apr] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington www. Book it: Website. The big local edition of the national food and wine event at the Arena brings us hot new deliciousness in food and cookware, expert cooking demonstrations, and glorious tastings all day long. Great New Zealand Bridal Show [Sun 10 Apr, 9:30am – 4pm] Addington Events Centre, Twigger St, Addington www. Book it: Door sales. The ultimate big-day-planning-day for brides, grooms and bridal parties – a plethora of wedding ideas, providers, fashion and more. The Mambo Club [Sat 16 Apr, 7pm] The Foundry, University of Canterbury, Ilam Road www. Book it: Website. Join the CSO in their glamour fundraising effort for this year: a night of colour and glitz that channels 1950s Havana cool with cocktails, tapas and swing music. Play the Tourist Air Force Museum of New Zealand 45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram 03 343 9532 Antigua Boat Hire 2 Cambridge Terrace 03 366 5885 Caddyshack City Mini Golf 21 King Edward Terrace 03 384 1566 Canterbury Museum Rolleston Ave, Central City 03 366 5000

Christchurch Casino 30 Victoria Lyttelton Farmers’ Market [Every Sat, 10am – 1pm] St, Central City 03 365 9999 London St, Lyttelton Escape Artists Amuri Business Park 2/25 Churchill St, Central City 0800 863 722

Opawa / St Martins Farmers’ Market [Every Sun, 9am – 12pm] 275 Fifield Tce, Opawa

Christchurch Rebuild Tour Departs outside Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave, Central City 0800 500 929

Re:START Markets [Every Fri – Sun, 10am] Re:START Mall, Cashel St, Central City www.

Ferrymead Golf 50 Ferrymead Park Dve 03 376 5350 www. Ferrymead Heritage Park 50 Ferrymead Park Dve 03 384 1970 International Antarctic Centre 38 Orchard Rd 03 357 0519 Orana Wildlife Park McLeans Island Road 03 359 7109 Paint ‘N’ Sip Studio Unit 3/136 Ilam Road, Ilam 03 351 0879 Quake City Re:START Mall, 99 Cashel St 03 365 8375 quakecity Rangitata Rafts Peel Forest, Geraldine 0800 251 251 TranzAlpine 0800 872 467

The Riccarton Market [Every Sun, 9am – 2pm] Riccarton Park, Racecourse Rd www. Latino Market [Sat 26 Mar, 5pm – 11pm] Book it: Free. The Commons, cnr Durham and Kilmore Sts, Central City A little bit of Latin flavour comes to Christchurch with the Latino Market. Latin food, music, dance and fun, followed by a Spanish language Movie Under the Stars (with English subtitles) from 9pm.

Sport Crusaders 2016 Season [Fri 4, Sat 19 Mar, Fri 15 Apr, Fri 6, Fri 20 May, 7:35pm] AMI Stadium, 95 Jack Hinton Dr, Addington Book it Website. The mighty red and blacks take on all comers in home games at AMI Stadium.

Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon [Sun 13 Mar, 9am] Willowbank Wildlife Reserve/ Jellie Park Ilam Rd, Ilam, www. Book it: Ko Tane Maori Performance 60 Hussey Road, Harewood 03 Website. The fun have-a-go 359 6226 triathlon for the younger set is back to give great gaggles of kids a taste of multisport. X-Golf Avonhead 120 Withells Le Race [Sat 19 Mar, 8am] Road, Avonhead 03 358 8610 Cathedral Square, Central City to Jubilee Park, Akaroa www. Markets Book it: Website. Boulevard Arts Market [Daily, The annual cycle race from the 9am – 5pm] 31 Worcester Bvd, city and over the hills to Akaroa. Central City New Zealand Home Loans Christchurch Farmers’ Market XRACE [Sat 19 Mar, 10am] New [Every Sat, 9am – 1pm] Brighton Pier, New Brighton Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Rd, Book it: Fendalton Website. Race with a wee one chchfarmersmarket in this giant boardgame come to life that offers physical, Lincoln Farmers’ & Craft Market [Every Sat, 10am – 1pm] technical, mental and creative challenges for parents/uncles/ On the green beside Hillyers aunties/caregivers and their Cafe, Gerald St, Lincoln www. race partner aged 6 – 13.

The Star City 2 Surf [Sun 20 Mar, 9am] Centennial Park, Lyttelton St, Spreydon or Hansen Park, Hawford Rd/ Butler St, Opawa to Ferrymead Park, Ferrymead Park Dr, Ferrymead Book it: Website. The city’s favourite fun run returns for another dash (or stroll) out to the sea, with both 6 and 16km distance options. Sea 2 Sky Challenge [Sun 3 Apr, 9:30am] Around Sumner and Scarborough www. Book it: Website. An end of summer challenge offering a variety of swimming, cycling and running options around Sumner, Scarborough and Godley Head. Penrith Panthers vs Vodafone Warriors [Sat 14 May 5pm] AMI Stadium, 95 Jack Hinton Dr, Addington Book it: Website. NRL action returns to the city for the first time since 2010 when the Warriors take on the Panthers. New Zealand Christchurch Airport Marathon [Sun 5 Jun] Race base: Cathedral Square, Central City www.christchurch Book it: Website. The biggest event on the running calendar returns.

Early Warning

Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival This year brings us the second annual run of the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival, after a very successful Christchurch debut in 2015. Hosted at The Colombo’s Academy Gold cinemas, the festival will run for a fortnight from 30 June to 13 July and feature films that showcase the very best in architecture and design from around the world.

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Cityscape Autumn 2016  

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