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All you knead to know on the city’s artisan food scene.

Own This City 10 word on the street Tip-offs, trends, and more. 18 SPRING edit This season’s essentials. 20 5 THINGS TO DO Get these must-dos in your diary, stat. 22 home beautiful From gorgeous homewares to designer trends and insider tips - here’s the hot list. 27 gourmand city Cityscape discovers Christchurch’s gourmet/artisanal scene. on the cover


Spruce up the old homestead this spring – ideas, trends and more.

32 CANTERBURY (ART) TRAILS Cityscape goes art and about – the city’s top galleries and art spaces.

Live, Life, Love 34 Fashion, lifestyle and living. 36 the good life With Dr Libby. 37 get this Get ready to sizzle with spring’s hottest looks. 44 the self Nurturing mind, body, and soul. 49 CS living House, home and lifestyle.


Chopsticks at the ready CHCH; the new Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar is set to open in late October at 144 Lichfield Street. The new venue will be offering late-night dining, a liquor license and a diverse range of dumplings (think soup and dessert dumplings) along with six mean-as comic fusion-style murals designed by local artist Joel Hart.


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57 read, watch, listen Catch up on reviews, profiles and celebrity insider goss. 58 the traveller Where to go and what to see and do while you’re over there.

Feast 60 The gourmand’s guide to spring in Christchurch. 63 the a-list Gourmet goodies, catering, events and venues. 70 food & drink Dining and drinking in the city.

Here & Now 98 What’s going down in the Garden City this spring. 99 gigs, concerts & events Culture Shock, Aural Pleasure, Out & About – the city’s hottest tickets this season. 110 THE last word Get a Taste of ... Italy – Cityscape discovers la dolce vita in Christchurch.

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Editor’s note

Christchurch seriously rocks spring. The explosion of colours of our city in bloom kicks winter’s dreary concrete grey palette (sure grey is so hot right now, just not so much in skies) to the curb and heralds good times ahead. Watching those first cherry blossom buds bursting into life along Hagley Park, raining down their pink confetti, announces festival/party season, awesome seasonal fare enjoyed al fresco, outdoor adventures aplenty and killer fashions. To ensure you make every moment count, our Spring issue is a celebration of all that is hot and happening in food, fashion and homeware trends along with our legendary fun hacks – welcome to the party Cityscapers!



Get yourself sorted for spring with our awesome prize pool bonanza:

4 x copies of Joe 5 x double passes 2 x double passes 3 x EasiYo mini yoghurt maker Bennett’s first novel to the Canterbury to the SI Wine & A&P Show (p99) Food Festival (p106) brekkie packs (p63) King Rich (p14)

A Thai Herbal Coconut A double pass to Dr 5 x $50 Chi Experience Libby’s ‘Why Are You So dining vouchers for two at Body Scrub at Lotus at Tired?’ seminar (p44) Christchurch Casino (p14) Siam Thai Day Spa (p44)


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Word on the Street

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The Scoop

The crew over at Pomeroy’s Old Brewery Inn are in the final stages of opening Little Poms – a cosy neighbourhood café next door – while Coriander’s and New York Deli are staking claims in the new Bush Inn precinct. Those chasing a Latin flavour can check out James (The Carlton) Murdoch’s South American, rum-heavy bar and restaurant Casa Publica on the corner of Armagh and New Regent Streets. Across the street Shop Eight has been reborn as a funky bar, rocking a serious nibbles/tapas-esque menu. Also resurrected is CHCH institution The Rockpool at its original Hereford Street site and Laneway Espresso is working Durham Street. Bamboozle and Johnny Sausage are doing the business on Cambridge Terrace and family-run Memorys is rockin’ Springston. Upcoming inner city precinct The Terrace continues to intrigue; Bangalore Polo Club is returning, Vic Street king Tony Astle will be branching out with several new connecting venues, and roof-top bar and international venue rumours are circulating. Re:START Mall is welcoming Zero Moo’s funky dairy-free ice-creams and yoghurts, everyone's going ape over Gas Monkey at The Palms and the latest arrival at The Landing at Wigram Skies – Mexicali Fresh – joins Joe’s Garage Wigram. Baretta and The Cuban's Japanese sibling Empire strikes back with a November opening on St Asaph Street.


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Lewis Road Creamery’s near riot-inducing, world famous in New Zealand Whittaker’s Chocolate Milk (finally) has touched down in the South Island along with two friends, Fresh Coffee Supreme and Heilala Vanilla Milk – which almost makes up for the glacial pace it took in getting down here …

MUSICAL CHAIRS Emma Mettrick and Paul Howells of The Little Bistro in Akaroa fame have opened funky new restaurant Twenty Seven Steps overlooking New Regent Street while The Little Bistro’s new owner Richard Uttley (former Bloody Mary’s F&B Manager) has taken over running Akaroa’s bodacious bistro with a modern twist.


Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more delicious, the Cashmere Cuisine crew took out the 2015 100% New Zealand Bacon & Ham Awards, winning the supreme 100% New Zealand Bacon of the Year Award for their bangin’ ol’ skool honey-cured manuka smoked middle eye bacon. Described as “simply delicious” by the judges (but try this yourself just to be sure!) it follows their Ham of the Year win in 2010.

MAKING TRACKS Farewell old barren Christchurch Railway Station/Hoyts and Science Alive! sites on Moorhouse Avenue – you’re being replaced by spanking new shopping centres, and you won’t be missed.  FCUK YEAH!

Iconic Brit retailer French Connection was swinging open the swanky new doors of its first South Island store at Westfield Riccarton as Cityscape went to print. Launching the new guys and gals Summer 2015 line of effortlessly modern clothes, shoes and accessories, the Mainland's flagship store marries the boundary-pushing cult brand’s cutting-edge aesthetic while harnessing its strong British lineage.


SPRING TRIM Spring sneak up on you? Get that bod lookin’ its bodacious best stat with Heritage Health Club’s 8 Week Challenge: 8 weeks introductory membership + 8 sessions with a personal trainer = a new you!


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Following its popular inaugural event earlier in the year, The Colombo’s all-in-one retail showcase spectacular 'A Night of Food, Fashion & Design' is returning on 24 September to highlight upcoming fashion trends, covetous new homewares and fierce food and cocktails from some of the city’s hottest haunts. Meanwhile, Stage Two of the buzzing precinct is due to open on 1 November when an expected seven new shops will open, followed by Stage Three’s late-night dining scene earmarked for mid next year.

Follow the leader /cityscape.christchurch and to find out what’s hot in the city.

Moroccan maestro Simo Abbari is joining forces with one of Christchurch’s most trusted catering companies: Continental. Appointed as Executive Chef, Simo will be overseeing the cuisine direction on all event catering, cooking classes from Continental’s main kitchen at Southbrook, day-time restaurant Kingsford Kitchen, The Bakery at Rangiora and exclusive venues – Newbery Lodge, Christchurch Gondola and the Christchurch Tram. With an impressive CV and trained in classical French cuisine, Simo was behind Mosaic by Simo, the delicatessen/café/cooking school in Addington that has become a foodie fave. @cityscapemagazine_chch,

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THE ICONIC: RICCARTON HOUSE It’s hard to know exactly what the Deans family would have made of the modern state of their historic 1856 homestead, but it’s a fair bet they’d be pleased as punch to see the city they helped to lay the foundations for making such extensive use of their old digs. In addition to housing primo brunch/lunch and function venue Local. and playing host to the goodies of the Christchurch Farmers’ Market every weekend, Riccarton House is a genuine heritage attraction; its latest restoration after the quakes sees it restored to its full grandeur in period style and welcoming visitors to its halls on guided heritage tours.



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and blue cheese tart totally cleaned up in the Café Boutique section at the annual Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards. Crunchy caramelised walnuts meet melt-in-the-mouth baked spiced pears infused with vanilla bean and a whisper of marsala, topping Kapiti Kikorangi Blue Cheese and a velvety frangipani filling housed in an exquisitely short, buttery case. Yes, you need to try this – stat!


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STRANGE’S LANE: A CASE STUDY IN COOL One year on, Cityscape checks out the city’s killer entertainment quarter, Strange’s Lane. Christchurch’s ragin’ Cajun quarter channels some serious Bourbon Street swagger. Tucked up an unassuming High Street alley, strings of hundreds of fairy lights lead to the bohemian bricked courtyard, where Melbourne street-smarts meet New York sass and bangin’ live music fires up revellers. The holy trinity within comprises funky watering hole Strange & Co., where killer prohibition-cool cocktails are swilled among resplendent pimped-up industrial chic, the effortless cool of Lower 9th Diner’s US dive bar cred, complete with pre-requisite college party red cups and some seriously southern and affordable eats (the Crayfish Roll is straight up flavour country), alongside the Diner’s upscale big brother Orleans. Itself the younger brother to the Auckland institution, Orleans Christchurch follows its northern sibling’s winning trifecta of hearty Creole soul food, hard liquor by way of a bodacious US whiskey menu and serious live music housed in infectious feel-good New Orleans funk. The rustic setting fuses ol’ skool southern artefacts and trinkets with a distinctly local twist by way of a fit-out comprised almost entirely from earthquake salvaged material, which adds a nod to the past while being completely of the moment. American-themed eats, killer cocktails, awesome live music and courtyard cool make it the place to be.

THE ROYAL TREATMENT Cityscape caught up with legendary local writer Joe Bennett ahead of the launch of his first novel King Rich. What promoted your move into fiction? Nearly all the books that matter most to me are novels. Fiction is the lie that lets you get closest to telling the truth. I wouldn’t have considered myself a writer had I never written one. Though now, having written one, I’m still not sure I consider myself a novelist. What inspired the story? A guy in the pub a few weeks after the February earthquake told me there was a hobo living in the Grand Chancellor hotel inside the central city cordon. I loved the idea immediately, saw richness in the juxtaposition of the battered drunk and a posh hotel and limitless towels and minibars. I wrote a column about it at the time. But that didn’t exhaust the potential of the image and eventually it expanded into King Rich. How much of you is in the novel? All the characters, male and female, nice and nasty, arise from bits of my own nature. We all, to paraphrase Whitman, embrace multitudes. How does Christchurch inspire your writing? No more than living anywhere else would. People are the same the world over. And novels are about people. That said, inevitably the place you live has a bearing on what you experience. And it provides a canvas to paint on. King Rich is available through HarperCollins in September. Catch Joe at Word Christchurch on 24 September


Cityscape has 4 copies of King Rich to giveaway. To enter, send us an email at with “King Rich” in the subject header and tell us how life in CHCH inspires you. Entries close 30 November.

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WOK ON! The latest dining offering at Christchurch Casino, Chi Kitchen, offers a stunning fit-out and some seriously good Chinese food; this is definitely one to add to your dining-out rotation. As starting points we’d suggest diving into the Yangzhou fried rice with prawns and bbq pork, their top-notch version of Chinese classic sweet & sour pork or the steamed bbq pork buns. But if you can’t choose, try tapping the all-you-can-eat Sunday feast that is the Chi Experience for $25 per person.


Cityscape has 5 vouchers for 2 valued at $50 each to giveaway to the Chi Experience. To enter, send us an email at with “Chi Experience” in the subject header and tell us your fave Chinese dish. Entries close 30 November.


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PICKING A WINNER Spring means Cup Week in Christchurch, and if it’s time to step punting on the nags up a level or two beyond the randomlydrawn office sweepstake (don’t spend that $16 all at once!), you might want a few clues before you start. Here’s the quick-n’-dirty Cityscape guide to picking a winner. If you’re trackside, the parade ring is the best place to spot a good ‘un before the race. Try to spot a horse that looks fit and alert, with good muscle tone, and that’s walking in a calm and purposeful manner – aim for one that looks like it’s on a mission. Favourites win about a third of the time, so intuitively enough they’re probably the safest bet (but at low-paying odds). Look at how they’ve done in similar track conditions and at similar distances to your upcoming race. Some horses have a past history of winning at long odds, making them a good pick! Sticking with a winning jockey throughout a meeting can pay dividends. Remember that no-one wins all the time; that’s part of the fun. If all else fails, go for the name you like!


DON’T GIVE UP YOUR DAY JOB Cityscape’s Kayte Johnston tries her hand at dumpling mastery with a day at Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar. I’m very good at eating dumplings; I generously immerse them in chilli oil and savour their delicious favours with each bite. So when I’m offered the opportunity to join the team at Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar at The Colombo, I’m thinkin’ ‘hello mothership’. The day starts early (and suitably caffeinated), hitting the Chinese markets and liaising with Peter Timbs Meats for free-range meat and Peter Rabbit’s Patch for fresh vegetables for the fillings (about 13 kilos of coriander and 10 kilos of garlic chives are used each week!), then it’s time to pull on the crisp white PSD top and cap and rock this gig. Dumplings, I’m told, can be filled with just about anything. However, they have to be made with love. Tracy and Angela kindly show me the ropes: each dumpling case is expertly filled, folded together to form intricate pleats then cooked (steamed or fried) to order. My normally nimble keyboard-savvy digits, unfortunately, are no match for their 400-dumplings-an-hour prowess. Their dexterity comes in handy as it’s pretty much hammer time from 11.30am to 3pm, then prepping starts for the next day. It’s fast, furious and super fun work, and I’ll definitely be back – to order some from the other side of the counter!

RARE BEER Celebrate spring with Moa’s Festive IPA. On its third outing, this limited edition seasonal sessional, this time with a Belgian twist, rocks an almost 80 IBU (International Bittering Units) reading and brings the hops with a fruity, spicy finale. THE NEW KALE Knocking the bitter leaf off its superfood perch, Mediterranean staple the globe artichoke (it’s actually a species of thistle) boasts the triple threat of being chockfull of magnesium, high in fibre and leads the chart for veggies with the highest ranking of total antioxidants (the arch nemesis of those pesky, prematurely-aging free radicals) per serving. Bursting with phytonutrients including quercetin, rutin, gallic acid and cynarin, artichokes are said to be brilliant at protecting against a gaggle of health risks including cancer, heart disease, liver dysfunction, high cholesterol and diabetes. We’re also told it’s a killer hangover cure … so the perfect brekkie after a night on the tiles then. 16

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GORILLAS IN OUR MIDST A handsome trio of very eligible bachelors have taken up digs in a brand new $6 million pad. Brothers Fataki, Fuzu and their half-brother, Mahali, New Zealand’s only Western Lowland gorillas, have finally made Orana Wildlife Park their new home after an eight-year wait. The former Sydneysiders (from Taronga Zoo) are an important part of the international zoo-based breeding programme for these critically endangered animals, and are waiting to meet your acquaintance!




1 Saben Sienna Handbag (RRP $450) from Issimo 2 Art Club Concept Stella Love Cushions (RRP $89 each) from Raw Nova

SPRING EDIT This season’s essentials.


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3 Colour Pop Plant Hangers (RRP $125 each) by Kathryn Leah Payne from Cloak & Dagger Collective 4 Mark Catley Design Triangles Clock (RRP $90) from Cloak & Dagger Collective 5 Pop & Scott Bar Stool (RRP $450) from Copper & Pink 6 Parrot Zik 2.0 Headphones (RRP $529) from Strawberry Sound 7 Nike Elite Shinsen (RRP $139.90) from Fridge Freezer Icebox




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8 Cathy Pope’s Pink City collection rose quartz ring (RRP $169) from Issimo 9 District Jacket (RRP $597), Assent Tunic (RRP $397), and Downtown Pant (RRP $337) from Taylor Boutique



cirque le noir Ol' skool circus meets the power of the dark side.  12 – 17 Nov


nz burlesque festival World-class tasselled temptation at Twiggers.  17 Oct


vienna piano trio Chamber music masters come our way.  13 Oct



the body festival canterbury a&P show Watch people dance/dance All that and a box of fluffy like no-one's watching. ducks (literally).  24 Sep – 11 Oct  11 – 13 Nov


CUP DAY With racing season upon us the moral bastion that is Cityscape thought it prudent (read: necessary) to impart some advice get you through the day (and keep you off the 6 o’clock news!).

Cup Day’s a big deal, right? You spend hours glamming up to leave the house looking absolutely mint rockin’ some hella ensemble and, quite often, arrive at the end of the day looking like you’ve been dragged through the proverbial bush backwards. No one wants to be the passed-out guy clinging to a half empty beer with a lip-stick sketched penis emblazoned his right cheek, or be among the glassy-eyed gaggle of gals weaving, fascinators frazzled, make-up a la Courtney Love and heels in hand, across the evening news. Avoid later pain and start the day as your mother always nagged – with a good breakfast! There’s no better foundation to approach a day in the sun on the cans. You’ll keep those hunger pangs at bay and won’t end up with bubbles + empty stomach = wearing half the kebab your scarfing down half-cut at 1pm. Guys: remember to drink some water in between those beers, and don’t forget the sunnies (matched to your outfit please, those wraparound midweekers won’t cut it). Ladies: treat your feet; tuck a pair of ballerina flats in the handbag for walking to and from the course and make sure your headgear is matched to your outfit and the day – no one wants to be trying to tie down a big-brimmed beauty during a howling gale!


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1 Merry-Go-Round Board (RRP from $55) from Chart Noticeboards 2 Kandle Co White Bloom soy wax candle (RRP $36) from Skout 3 Pop & Scott The Dreamer Couch (RRP $4,750) from Copper + Pink 4 1950s hand-crafted Italian brass and walnut bar cart (RRP $2,950) from Mr Mod 5 Pop & Scott Thinking Swing (RRP $395) from Copper + Pink 6 Nespresso Pixie Clips machine (RRP $439) from Ballantynes 7 Mayfair Armchair (RRP $3,400) from Trenzseater 8 Madam Stoltz Ceramic Gold Face Vase (RRP $29) from Raw Nova 9 LOTE Flamingo Cushion Cover (RRP $40) from Joe Jandals HQ 10 Amalfi Sly Desk Lamp (RRP $149) from Industria 11 Mark Catley Triangles Shower Curtain (RRP $150) from Cloak & Dagger Collective


the HOME FRONT Cityscape hits up the experts to find out what’s hot and happening in homes this season.

THE DESIGNER TOUCH INTERIORS with Frobisher Interiors' Georgia Langridge Right now we are taking our search for inspiration international, and are loving two trends in particular that combine timeless luxury with unexpected contemporary features. The new elegance An Art Deco-derived trend that incorporates lavish fabrics such as soft silks and plush velvets teamed with brass and gold. Subtle tonal variances of greens or blues will allow the metals to be your accents that pop. Further adding to this is the use of statement pieces such as Art Deco-inspired starburst chandeliers to provide a central focal point and create an ambience within the space. This is a formula that heightens the drama in an interior, achieving a fine balance of a relaxed elegance. Bringing the outdoors in Designers are typically inspired by the natural world that surrounds them, and this season in interiors is no exception. Wood, leather and stones contrasting against soft natural fabrics will not only provide interest to the eye, but also be engaging to the touch. Flowers, succulents and foliage plants are an effortless way to achieve a ‘green’ interior. For a hint of sophistication, use crisp white lillies.


Planet-friendly and oh so eco-cool, style’s latest must-have is all about reclaimed wood. Whether it’s a funky accent wall or custom piece, reclaimed wood brings natural material and a back story into the home – mix with salvaged stone, metal and white marble for the ultimate luxe touch. Weatherboard Table (RRP $2,625) from Rekindle

claiming Marsala the colour of the year. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, the grounding red-brown hue is being touted as emanating a sophisticated, natural earthiness. For those unconvinced, or less brazen, word is grey is the new beige. Lean to the taupey side and bolster with earthy elements. Riffing on the 2015 spring/summer collections dreamy pastels are also hot (think candy pink and minty green), as are wishy washy watercolours in blues, oranges, yellows, pinks and greens.

GO GREEN Bring the outdoors in with the botanic trend. Tipped as the year of the pot plant, 2015 sees potted jungles of layered different plant varieties bringing you closer to nature. Keep things lush with dark green leaves and not much (if anything) in the way of flowers to pull it off. 24

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GREY AREAS Pantone is throwing down the gauntlet


Euroform Kitchens

IN THE KITCHEN While white kitchens in the past decade have dominated new home and kitchen renovations alike, and enlisted the use of glass and tile splashbacks or accessories to add the colour to the space, we are now seeing a fabulous trend towards textured wooden and coloured door fronts being mixed with the timeless white door fronts, says Sarah Van der Kley, Senior Designer at Palazzo Kitchens and Appliances. “We know that white and wood is a marriage made in heaven and what we have seen throughout New Zealand and Europe is white also loves a good strong splash of colour as well. For the colour-passionate we now have door fronts in yellow, orange and a very sexy midnight blue. The trendy colours confidently invite you to get in the kitchen and get creative with your cooking.” Clever design is also important, says Julie Leonard of Euroform Kitchens. “Today’s kitchens should be about good design but also have atmosphere and personality. The kitchen is often in an open plan environment, so the design focus is on creating a good flow between the kitchen and living spaces, and this can be accentuated by the choice of colour and materials to seamlessly blend a space. Interesting combinations can be achieved by mixing of materials – glass, stone, timber, metals, painted surfaces and stainless steel – the choices are endless.”



BATHROOM TRENDS For bathrooms it’s all about refined elegance with a touch of nature via earthy materials like natural stone, wood and naturallooking porcelain wall and floor tiles. According to Lesley Storm at Edward Gibbon the freestanding bath is where it’s at for creating a sculptural design feature and setting the scene for rest and relaxation.

RETRO SPEC’D Buying vintage is the ultimate in eco-friendly shopping, says Monica Jordyn at Mr Mod. "Vintage is inherently recycled and reused". Well-designed and constructed (if it’s lasted this long it’s here to stay), repairable, transcending fashion fads, mixes well with modern pieces and likely to increase in value – what’s more, chances are you won’t walk into your friend’s house and see the same piece!


Mirror’s Dan Sutherland.

For every artwork there is a perfect combination of frame style, border size and mounting style waiting to be found. Selection of the frame comes about through interpretation of the customer’s ideas and a discussion that will quickly provide a sense that the solution has literally just appeared. By trying samples until this magical combination ‘feels’ right, both the customer and consultant reach the conclusion that nothing else will do. Custom framing of artwork and memorabilia and reframing to bring favourite items back to life enhance, complement and protect your artwork for years to come.


it comes to swimming pools, we’re going back to nature. Scrap that Jules Verne under the sea-inspired mosaic design and opt for natural-looking pools and ponds that blend in with the environment. For water features, think harmonious tranquility. Ostentatious gushing dolphin water fountains are so over; it’s all about still ponds, gentle trickles and bubbling water features.

Image: FernCreek Design.


POND LIFE Don’t use the pool much anymore? join the growing trend of people converting them into eco-friendly ponds and really get back to nature. Add native fish and aquatic plants and watch nature take over.



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THE GREAT OUTDOORS Continuing to blur the line between indoor and outdoor living, backyards are taking on a much more significant role. They’re no longer just the backdrop for the barbie or the kids’ swing ball set – think outdoor kitchens, wood-fired pizza ovens, and elaborate outdoor dinner parties. The key to gardening trends is making it work for you – flowers are all good and well, but where’s the pay off? Cue huge trends in berryproducing shrubs (blueberry, raspberry, blackberry and red- and blackcurrants) and manageable (dwarf) fruit trees, reflective of a sustainable lifestyle. Container and food gardens provide tremendous self -satisfaction and also result in ridiculously low/non-existent food miles!  GARDENTAINMENT Yep, you heard it

here first – this spring it’s all about ‘Gardentainment’ – creating a refuge in your garden that actually gets used. Spring is a time to reconnect with nature, so why not get your Zen on and transform your green space into a relaxing oasis? Invest in some outdoor furniture – perhaps a hammock to sack out in or a swing set – or create a pond or water feature and bask in the glory of Mother Nature.

Image: Groundswell Design Group, LLC.

Not just for apologising husbands, flowers can make a valuable contribution to your interior style. Nona Eklund of Moffatt’s Flower Company suggests making an impact with flowers at home by keeping it simple with one type of flower or colour mixed with greenery. For a striking feature large flowers such as lilies, chrysanthemums or tropical flowers (anthuriums, orchids and strelitzia) should be go-to choices. Letty Hamilton at Pepperberry Café & Florist (pictured) recommends seasonal blooms and opting for aromatic arrangements to carry the atmosphere throughout the house. Increase longevity by adding a drop or two of bleach and half a teaspoon of sugar (or flower food) to the water and snipping stems every 2-3 days.

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Brimming with, and surrounded by, artisanal producers of gourmet goodies at the top of their game, Christchurch is a heaven-sent gastronomic smorgasbord for foodies and culinary connoisseurs alike. And with some of the best produce in the world right on our doorstep (seriously – a lot of these producers just need to poke their heads out the door to source ingredients!), it’s a given that the region’s small food producers are killing it on the national (and international) scene. Why opt for bland and mass-produced when high-quality ingredients, traditional methods and plenty of love are fuelling the rise of ‘artisan eating’ both here and the world over? Join Cityscape for the good (hand-pressed virgin olive) oil on the local scene.


from the oven …


There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly-baked bread and sin-sational cakes – add ol’ skool techniques, natural ingredients including, gasp, butter to the mix and make a beeline for the following bodacious baked beauts. Devoted to using traditional bread-making techniques, the team at Vic’s Bakehouse (previous page) steer clear of excessive yeast and focus on maturing dough to just the right point for optimal results, resulting in a primo range of European breads that are not only healthy to eat, but also taste sensational (FYI their parmesan bagels are phenom!). Proudly Canterbury owned and operated, Divine Cakes & Desserts seamlessly blend traditional techniques and outside-the-box-nous (check out their award-winning tart on page 12) in the creation of their righteous home-baked cakes, desserts and fudges, all made with real ingredients (natch), and handmade cake decorations. Not so good on gluten? You’re not the only one. Totally Gluten Free Bakery arose out of a growing need for a specifically gluten-free bakery. From the bangin’ bacon, cheese and cracked pepper loaf to pain au chocolat and Kiwi favourite lamingtons, their creations more than hold their own against their gluten counterparts.

Butcher’s block

For fresh and cured meats and meat products, set your tastebuds on a course for adventure on an

international gastronomic odyssey without leaving the city. Authentic Spanish flavours reign supreme at Chorizos Garcia, a fave on the Curator’s House Restaurant menu, where fresh pimentón (paprika) from Spain meets New Zealand’s finest pork and traditional methods to create moreish morsels in mild and hot – guaranteed to add a deliciously smoky punch to any savoury dish. A desire to produce the food he loved, but couldn’t buy, (sound familiar?) saw Tim Morrison kick off the French-infused Morrison & Co Charcuterie in 2013 – his three core products smoked eel paté, pork and pistachio terrine, and, in particular, the duck liver parfait (see page 61) have been known to incite market rage and regularly sell out at farmers’ markets around town. To create their mouth-watering hot-smoked salmon the crew at Terra Viva Café and Deli lightly cure premium Nelson-farmed salmon with a selection of spices and hot smoke to perfection with manuka woodchips, offering it up alongside fierce homemade chicken liver paté and aioli. Game for game? Over at Main Divide Meats, prime cuts of wild venison join a Kiwi-exotic range of gluten-free smallgoods including four flavours of wild venison, goat and tahr(!) salami and a range of wild patties, sausages and biersticks – you’ll find them all down at the Christchurch Farmers’ Market. Perfectly-aged in store beef (they simply won’t sell it until it’s at its peak) is the cornerstone of the wildly popular premium butcher, deli and wine combo that is Cashmere Cuisine. Among their

award-winning sausages (think bangin’ pork, sage and apple gluten free bangers), smoked bacon (via an onsite smokehouse – see page 10) and venison, garlic and pepperoni salami you’ll also find a primo selection of wines and cheeses.

Drink it in

With some of the world’s purest water literally on tap, local beverages are launching Kiwicentric flavours to appreciative palates around the country. Made from 100% New Zealand handpicked elderflowers, the laborious and delicious Addmore range of beverages are crafted by experienced winemakers and hand-blended with traditional methods to produce their light, refreshing cordials and sparking drops (try the Sparkling Ginger, White Tea & Elderflower – you won’t regret it!). They also make good use of elderflower at Selwyn-based Aroha Drinks too, having started with the tasty blooms (still a mainstay of the range) before expanding into the likes of blackcurrant, feijoa and the intriguing sparkling rhubarb, which is proving so popular they’ve had to expand their rhubarb patch! Keeping things real, raw and organic, The Nutmylk Co.’s locally handpressed small batch almond mylks epitomise nutritious purity and come sans dairy, gluten, soy, refined sugar, preservatives and pesticides. Naturally high in vitamins and minerals it’s rich, creamy and satisfying.

Also keep an eye out for: the award-winning traditional breads of Tanner Street Bakery, specialty scone-maker Gretchen’s Kitchen, smallbatch, hand-rolled bagels in the US tradition from Grizzly Bagel, spectacular cake creations from By Anna, brownies to die for from Chocolate Fix, and more traditional breads from Breads of Europe.


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Other meaty morsels for the radar include for the awardwinning Moko Smoked Eel, the authentic South African taste of Canterbury Biltong, happy meat raised right from Rockford Pork and Westwood Organics Chicken, and the coveted marbled Wagyu beef of Holly Farm. cashmere cuisine Addmore

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If you’re looking for something a bit harder, the Three Boys Brewery lads are still smashing it at their Ferry Road operation, turning out special edition brews such as the pineapple lump porter on the regular and growing a burgeoning international reputation – they’re part of a thriving CHCH craft beer scene that includes Golden Eagle, Raindogs, Wigram Brewing Co, Fiasco, Two Thumbs, Pomeroy’s, Lyttelton’s Eruption Brewing, and more besides … (find an excellent local round-up at The Beer Library!).

Gourmet Goodies Liven up your pantry with a few special jars of somethin’-somethin’! White Heart Specialty Nut Butters blend batch-roasted Tai Tapugrown hazelnuts with premium, organic and fair-trade ingredients to create a range of premium spreads such as hazelnut and cocoa, and coconut and honey, and also sell delicious spiced nut sprinkles and snacks. Mandy’s Horseradish needs no introduction to local foodies; their authentic, old-fashioned and creamy horseradish sauce (with a kick!) has won awards and fans up and down the country, and is still produced with traditional methods – plus they’ve now also added a delicious horseradish and apricot mustard. Shirley’s Kitchen remains an at-home operation for Shirley Bradstock who started selling her own version of delicious Italian confection panforte and

continues to grow her business, the latest addition being her fig and walnut loaf. And pop into Taste@ Twenty to pick something up from their pesto range, which changes weekly – depending on when you drop in, you could end up with parsley and walnut, sundried tomato and almond, or something else again … you’ll want to tap their homemade hummus and aioli too (trust us!). For the shopping list: try acclaimed pickles and preserves from Jen’s Kitchen, artisan honey from J. Friend and Co. and Bell Trees, spices, pastes, pestos and more from Lyttleton-based Ground, olives, dips, sauces and other goodies from Volcano Market, small batch spreads, dips and more from Cannonhill Gourmet Foods, smoked garlic and condiments from The Original Smoke and Spice Co., olive oil that’s a cut-above from Robinson’s Bay Olive Oil and Old French Road, and city-favourite sweet treats from Fudge Cottage.

MARKET SHARE Where to track down all this goodness? Two words: farmers’ markets. Buy directly from the creators, pick their brains and sample their wares – soulless supermarkets will never look the same again! Here’s where it’s at. Christchurch Farmers’ Market The Mac Daddy of markets, this Saturday institution showcases the region’s growers, bakers, winemakers, brewers, producers and butchers en masse including Main Divide Meats and Morrison & Co Charcuterie. As an added bonus there’s also heaps of

great ready-to-eat artisan fare available for breakfast or brunch like Baodown’s seriously addictive (seriously, we’re addicted) modern take on the classic Taiwanese burger. Lyttelton Farmer’s Market A regular stop for city foodies who make the trip through the tunnel especially, the port’s farmers’ market specialises in gourmet foods including fresh fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, fresh fish, artisanal bread courtesy of Vic’s Bakehouse, meat and cheeses, juices and herbs. Opawa/St Martin’s Farmers’ Market Head down to Fifield Terrace on a Sunday morning to get the veggies in for the week and then supplement them with fresh bread, French style pastries, free-range eggs, locally made Italian cheeses, ready-to-eat salads, and more. Lincoln Farmers’ Market Filled with seasonal fruit and vegetables, German baking, pizzas and pastries, sweet treats, and gourmet delicacies and treats including wine, pesto, honey, fruit cordials, cheese, olive oil, hazelnut products, fudge, and other gourmet foods. Downtown Farmers’ Market New on the scene, the Sunday arvo market at The Commons has a strong focus on fresh, local (where possible) produce, smallgoods, fish, bread, cheese, deli, eggs, coffee and juices, and offers food stalls and trucks selling great ready-to-eat food. Riccarton Market Held every Sunday from 9am until 2pm at its dedicated marketground at Riccarton Park Racecourse, the grand-pappy of Christchurch markets is the biggest of its kind in the country. Amongst its 300-plus stalls you’ll find a decent sprinkling of artisan food and beverages, including local beers and wine.

DAIRY GOOD Traditionally-made dairy includes the bounty of Barrys Bay Cheese on the peninsula; Mt Grey Cheese and Karikaas traditionally-made Dutch-style cheeses, butter and culture. in Rangiora; and Emilio’s Cheese near Kirwee.


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Cocoa fanciers are well served: De Spa Chocolatier rocks traditional Belgium treats (since 1991), Trade Aid brings altruism to the mix with its organic fair trade chocolate factory, SHE Universe tempts with their exotic creations while Van Heiningen Chocolates have been weaving their handmade European-style magic since 1985. Terra Viva



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he local art scene did it tough for a while after the quakes, with lack of suitable spaces in particular a real problem, but necessity being the mother of invention (particularly in resilient art circles), we’ve seen it bounce back well, with artistic havens popping up in all sorts of places. With the work of so many outstanding local artists showcased within easy reach, there’s really no excuse for not knowing the local talent – so get out there and uncover the next big thing!

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waiting on the Arts Centre, Christchurch Art Gallery (soon!) and CoCA Gallery (very soon!) to re-open, but that doesn’t mean the central city is bereft of art – far from it. There’s plenty of spectacular new street art to check out, but a whole host of formal establishments, too. Drop into the unique Auricle sound art gallery in New Regent Street,

catch up with the latest in art jewellery trends at The National, see what many of the old Arts Centre market artists are up to at Worcester Boulevard’s Boulevard Arts Market, and investigate the latest exhibitions at Canterbury Museum or Frobisher Interiors, which has added a gallery space to sit alongside its interiors showroom and café. In Moorhouse Avenue Chambers 241 is a dealer gallery and artists’ studio space that exhibits the work of leading and emerging New Zealand artists, and Kiwi artists are also the focus over at the pop-up Arts Central on Peterborough Street on the old Convention Centre site. The Physics Room is approaching 20 years as a successful gallery space, even if they’ve had to shift from the Arts Centre – these days you can head upstairs after a coffee at C1 Espresso – while the Brooke Gifford Gallery in Cambridge Terrace goes all the way back to 1975. In the north of the city North Projects is an artist-run

initiative in Bealey Avenue that operates out of a former dwelling and courtyard that supports the development of new and experimental art practices, and just down the street is PG Gallery 192, a recently opened dealer gallery representing contemporary New Zealand artists.

South There’s some specialisation southwards – City Art Depot in Disraeli Street focuses its interest on prints and other works on paper (and also offers framing and hanging services), and prints are the name of the game too at New Zealand Fine Prints, while Form Gallery, as its name would suggest, is a showcase for sculpture and object art. Jonathan Smart Gallery relocated to Sydenham in 2013 and continues its mission of showcasing leading contemporary artists working in a wide range of different mediums, and Addington’s Qb Studios offers regularly changing exhibitions

Road Trip There’s lots to see just outside the city limits, too. Get in the car and out to the Little River Gallery en route to Galley Lavaud, Art Et Fare, Lava Gallery and the Akaroa Arts Gallery in Akaroa, head to Art on the Quay and Fragments of Grace in Kaiapoi, Arts in Oxford, over to the Chamber Gallery and Artist’s Eye Gallery in Rangiora, the Selwyn Gallery in Darfield, and the spanking new Ashburton Art Gallery.


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Images, from left: Bryce Gallery Christine King – “Days of Old”, Svetlana Orinko – “Japonica Blossoms”, Jonathan Smart Gallery Dick Frizzell – “Dance of the Hooligans” (detail), Form Gallery From “Unnatural Selection” - Sculpture work by David Lloyd and Sean Crawford.

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ARTIST PROFILE: JOEL HART Christchurch artist Joel Hart’s immediately recognisable style combines influential images of the past and present to create a sense of raw emotion and passion captured in his female subjects. Catch Hart’s contemporary and grungy stencil, print acrylics around themes of love and death at QB Studios in November.

(come say hello to the Cityscape team while you’re there!). If you’ve picked something up for home after all this artistic temptation, you can head to Eco Frame and Mirror for a comprehensive framing treatment. If you’re in Lyttelton, pop past Tin Palace (Thu – Sun) to see what the Harbour Arts Collective has got on, while 50 Works Gallery in the old post office was about to open as Cityscape went to print.

North You can learn to create artworks of your own via the range of classes available at Art Metro in Papanui – pop into the nearby Art Box Gallery in Loftus Street first for some inspiration – or head further north to check out the work of Greg Morris Woodturner in Woodend and the Iron Ridge Quarry Sculpture Park near Amberley. East Not only a tattoo and body

piercing studio but also a gallery, there’s always something interesting to have a look at over at The Tannery’s Absolution. You can check out the latest exhibition at the Eastside Gallery at the Linwood Community Centre, and then enrol in art classes yourself if you get

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inspired! Ferry Road’s Windsor Gallery offers a comprehensive framing service, but also original art. Keep heading east and you’ll find the community-run Brighton Gallery in Brighton Mall just before you get wet, and there’s more art by the sea at Sumner’s L’Estrange Gallery.

West The University of

Canterbury’s Ilam Campus Gallery in the Fine Arts Block has developed an excellent reputation with its carefully curated programme of exhibitions; slightly north of the campus you can have a go at creating a bit of fine art of your own at Paint ’n’ Sip. Down Riccarton

Road, Bryce Gallery offers regularly changing exhibitions from both established and emerging artists.

Don’t Miss:

Dick Frizzell in September, Heather Straka in October and Megan Jenkinson & Brenda Nightingale in November at Jonathan Smart Gallery. Bryce Gallery’s spring exhibitions include invitational group show ‘Home is where the Heart’ is in September and ‘Tribute to the Masters’ (Galina Kim & Stephanie McEwin) in October/November. Check out sculpture from Wellington’s Johnny Turner on display at Frobisher Interiors.

arts in spring

What: Black Series II, sculptures and soundscapes by Jason Wright Where: The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery, 35 New Regent Street, Central City When: 3 – 27 Sep What: Te Whare Maire O Na Punawerewere, Maori art exhibition Where: Eastside Gallery, 388 Worcester Street, Linwood When: 7 – 25 Sep What: Boundaries, new work from Asher Boardman Where: Absolution Gallery, The Tannery, Woolston When: 7 Sep – 3 Oct What: SCAPE 8 – New Intimacies, public art walkway Where: Corner of Gloucester and Colombo Streets, Central City When: 3 Oct – 15 Nov What: Sculpture on the Peninsula, biennial contemporary sculpture exhibition Where: Louden Farm, Charteris Bay Rd, Teddington When: 6 – 8 Nov


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FAN FAIR Inspired by the vintage chic markets of France, Cosi Fan Tutte at The Tannery is an emporium of delights, with its racks and shelves chockfull of gorgeous clothing from around the world, pieces from talented Kiwi and Australian jewellers, European homewares and inspirational books on interior design, travel and food. There’s also children’s toys, room fragrances, soaps, lotions and potions, lipstick, nail polish … and more!


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Housing the collective genius of a fashion designer/leatherworker, graphic artist and children’s goods designer under one roof, the superhero team combo over at Cloak and Dagger Collective, a shared studio and shop space in Mt Pleasant, can often be seen in action as you browse the handcrafted range of unique homewares, leatherworks, wall hangings, toys, fashion and then some!

DUDE SPA Fella in a funk? Check him in for a spruce up with Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa’s Pamper Your Man package (RRP $319), or treat yourself to some serious me time boys with a soothing 30 minute mineral rich oil-infused soak spa bath followed by a sensational 90 minute Thai Sport Massage to work out any kinks and a game-changing 60 minute Elemis Exotic Moisture Dew Facial to get you looking (and feeling) your best.

FIT TO GIVE Struggling to get properly committed to that fitness routine? Maybe what you need is a bit of good karma as motivation. Organised charity fitness offers plenty of pros; having a calendar date to build towards, taking the hard work of all the organisation out of your hands so you just have to show up, and the feel-good factor of helping a good cause – and with all the motivational benefits of group fitness besides. Events in the city are sprinkled throughout the year; keep an eye out for: The Pink Star Walk (November) An evening walk (bedecked in pink, see above) with both 5km and half-marathon options in support of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. The Great Santa Run (December) This major fundraiser for KidsCan sees hundreds of runners dressed in Santa suits take off down city streets to support kids in need. Relay for Life (February) Walk throughout the night and raise funds to support the work of the Cancer Society. A Run To Remember (February) The quake memorial run on the Port Hills combines killer views with raising money for a different charity each year. City 2 Surf (March) The popular and long-running ‘burb-to-beach’ run offers the chance to become a ‘Heart Racer’ for the New Zealand Heart Foundation, as does the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day 5k (May) fun run/walk.

KING HIT Clinch the look with this totally boss Pearly King Drive Black Leather Jacket (RRP $989) from EnCompass – the perfect swag for spring.


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A gorgeous curation of vintage inspired quirk, Skout is the mothership for irrepressible gifts, jewellery, fashion, and whimsical wares you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. It’s housed in hip urban hub The Colombo; browse handmade products from local designers, funky homewares, cards and toys – and a whole lot besides!

POTTED COLOUR Good grief! We’re loving these super cute Pop & Scott Charlie Brown Pots from Copper + Pink (RRP from $149) rocking Peanuts’ loveable loser’s iconic sweater design – genius! 36

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How many of us have been told that if we burn more calories than we eat, weight loss will be inevitable? How many of us have then discovered this doesn’t apply to our body no matter how hard we work? The answer – not all calories are created equal. Our bodies react very differently with calories from different sources. They may go through similar digestive processes but the biochemical reactions they trigger can be completely different. Compare how 1000 calories from fizzy drink are metabolised in the body versus 1000 calories from broccoli. When you consume a fizzy drink your body quickly absorbs the fibre-less sugars and the glucose spikes your blood sugar, which stimulates insulin and subsequently signals to your body to store body fat. Inflammation is increased, triglycerides are raised (essentially fat in your blood), and leptin, one of the hormones involved in appetite regulation, is blocked. If you were to consume 1,000 calories from broccoli – a high fibre option that barely registers an effect on your blood glucose – you don’t trigger the same biochemical reaction at all. Firstly, you wouldn’t even be able to consume 1,000 calories from broccoli, as that would be close to 21 cups – leptin would kick in and let you know you’ve had enough and you would experience the feeling of being full. I have witnessed this for almost two decades in clinical practice. When my patients stop counting calories and focus on nourishing their body by eating real food, good fats and plenty of vegetables, they have a rapid improvement in their overall well-being, but they also feel satisfied. It changes their relationship with food completely. Often they end up eating more calories yet the weight starts to fall off, and often for the first time in years. Some naturally high fat (and therefore high calorie) foods are some of the most healthful we can eat in terms of promoting weight loss and reducing our risk of diabetes or heart disease. Avocados are a great example – a high calorie food full of helpful good fats. Focus on eating more real foods, avoid processed and packaged food and focus on your health rather than your weight. Consider the other health-promoting components the food contains; the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, as these are essential to our health and well-being. An avocado doesn’t come with a nutritional label, so when you move towards consuming more plant foods you naturally stop counting calories. Most people will tell you that you have to lose weight to be healthy, when these days, you actually have to be healthy to lose weight.

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PRIMAVERA Classic black and pastels for spring.



1 Punctuate Dress (RRP $377) from Taylor Boutique 2 Five Each Rib Long Sleeve Tee (RRP $69.99) and Relaxed Short ($69.99) from Stencil 3 Lucy McIntosh Platform Dress (RRP $339) from Raw Nova 4 Trelise Cooper Venice the Menace Skirt (RRP $429) from Quinns 5 Saben Big Sis Tilly Handbag (RRP $365) from Issimo 6 Medallion Scroll Long Sleeve Knit Maxi Dress (RRP $189.90) from Halo & Hazard 7 Jonathan Saunders Dana Sunglasses (RRP $340) from Ruby 8 Rebecca Balducci Liza (RRP $549.90) from Issimo 9 Flora and Fauna Stacker Ring Oxidised Silver with Diamond (RRP $465) and Silver with 9ct Yellow Gold, Pink Sapphire and Diamond (RRP $975) from Filigree Fine Jewels 7



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Hot looks for sultry spring days and nights.

The top Skout Batwing Top (RRP $99.90) from Skout The clutch Gold Mesh Clutch (RRP $85) from Florian Rhodes


The dress Butterfly Dream Dress (RRP $169) from Chalky Digits The shoes Calzanor 1528 Espadrille (RRP $229) from Robin Pierre

Norse Projects Light Nylon 5 Panel Cap (RRP $80) from Infinite Definite

Adidas Superstar (RRP $140) from Stencil

Nudie Jeans Lean Dean Organic Shelter Worn Jeans (RRP $319) and Petersson Organic Denim Rucksack (RRP $479) from EnCompass Nike TF Windrunner Hoodie (RRP $149.90) from Fridge Freezer Icebox


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Stolen Girlfriends Club Black Holiday Basic Tee (RRP $129) from Infinite Definite

The wrap and dress Rockpool Wrap (RRP $279) and Slip On Dress (RRP $219) from Untouched World The earrings Chain Drop Clear Quartz Briolette (RRP $290) from Filigree Fine Jewels

RIP HIPSTER BEARDS Bushy bearded dudes rockin’ chinstraps the likes favoured by the classic, red-flannelette-shirt-wearing Canadian woodchoppers take note – peak beard is upon us! If fashion has taught us anything, other than being an incredibly fickle and cruel mistress, it’s that when a trend hits mass saturation, it’s already over. It all kicked off around six years ago (and six years is a pretty good innings in the fashion world!), pioneered by hirsute models Joel Alexander and Christopher John Millington (the names might not spark but you’ll know the famous facial follicles), then taken mainstream by David Beckham and Ryan Gosling. But you can hear the death knell ringing loud and clear every time TV chat show host Graham Norton’s alarming facial fuzz, reminiscent of Papa Smurf or a Lord of the Rings extra, bristles its way onto the box. Shave on brothers, or continue in irony.

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The Tannery, Woolston 03 381 4065 Open: 7 days, 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


With modern street wear fashion and impeccable service, EnCompass specialises in premium denim brands, and is renowned for the exceptional fitting expertise of EnCompass owner Benji. Brands include Nudie, Nobody, Edwin, Mavi, Pepe, LTB, Dr Denim, WeSC, Obey, No Excess, Pearly Kings, Lola vs Harper, Fifth Label, Carhartt, Duck and Cover, Wish and Zanerobe. Footwear includes Luca Rossi, Grenson and Grams. New Zealand labels include Fili Custom Design Shirts, Klou ‘de, Chinga Clothing, and Bouverie & Co. Browse the denim wall and shirts, waistcoats, tees and more.


New Zealand lifestyle brand Untouched World™ is world famous for their exquisite knitwear and Mountainsilk™, fine machine washable Merino. Designed with a less-is-more aesthetic and created from luxurious yarns and fabrics that are easy on the earth, their men’s and women’s collections are full of multi-tasking pieces that wardrobe with effortless style. See the full collection at the Flagship Store, and enjoy a coffee and a tasty bite at the adjoining Native Garden Café.


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BLING BLING Turn heads heads with with FiligreeFine FineJewels’’ Jewels’ Filigree Rose Quartz Cabochon Cabochon Rose in9ct 9ct Rose Rose Gold in Gold with with Diamond Detail Ring Ring (RRP (RRP$3,480) $3,480) and and Dyrberg/Kern’s silver Dyrberg/Kern’s silver necklace Devi necklace (RRP (RRP$499). $499). 

WELL HEELED Put your best foot forward in Zoe Kratzmann Enthrall Platinum (RRP $389) from Robin Pierre and Rebecca Balducci’s tropical print pumps (RRP $499.90) from Issimo.

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Canterbury Cup Week is looming … Exciting times for us fashionistas and race-day-goers. I can already see, thanks to this year’s colours and trends, that the outfits are going to be even more fabulous. Here’s the super-hot colour trends you should be wearing for race week: White-on-white is still very trendy, timeless and versatile, and will leave you looking chic and elegant but also help keep you cool during the heat of the day. Two piece suits and jumpsuits are the perfect combination of tailoring and elegance, and I’m loving the wide-leg trouser trend. Why not rock it at the races? Dress hemlines need to be watched; a great option is a slim-fitting knee-length and over-the-knee dress that will flatter with a feminine silhouette. Three quarter sleeves and long sleeves also look stylish and flattering. Dare to be daring! If you want to stand out from the crowd, you need colour – yellow is always a favourite. Make a statement with detail, exotic prints and the most striking accessories that you can find. This year it’s all about the 70’s floral prints and Japanese-inspired prints. Floral prints make a big impact on the field fashion for all ages. Fabrics are rich in both texture and colour. And don’t forget that matching fascinator to wow or to balance your stunning look.


London Town Striped Silk Dress (RRP $450) and hat by Roz Willmot Dalton Design (RRP $310) from Smith & Boston.

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fashion/Accessories Shop 6, 573 Springs Road, Prebbleton Village 03 349 5646 Open: Tue – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pm

Wedding? Formal occasion? Shop at Smith & Boston! Smith & Boston has fashion for special occasions. Shop for Mother of the Bride or Groom outfits, wedding guest attire, race day couture and more! Choose gorgeous dresses, smart jackets or stylish boleros in sizes 6 – 20. Try hats, fascinators and accessories. All garments are proudly made in Canterbury from luxury fabrics. NEW stock arrives each month. For exceptional service and elegant attire, visit Smith & Boston.


fashion/accessories 363 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 374 5858 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun 10am – 2pm (from October – 14 November)

Park Avenue Fashions specialise in exclusive outfits for formal occasions including Mother of the Bride or Groom, black tie events, cruise attire, bridal and race wear in sizes 6 – 24. The latest labels from Spain and Australia arrive fortnightly in store. Park Avenue Fashions has the largest range of hats and fascinators in the South Island, imported exclusively from Melbourne, and can also complete your outfit with a bag, shoes and jewellery. Your best dress address – Park Avenue Fashions.


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

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

Issimo is an owner-operated boutique with a select range of men’s and women’s footwear and fashion accessories, sourced globally and locally. They are stockists of LK Bennett, Accatino, Mara Bini, IXOS, Clarks, Rebecca Balducci, Oxitaly, Timberland, Miista, and Palladium, as well as bags and accessories by Flash Jewellery, Saben, Mooi, Officine904, Silk and Steel, Cathy Pope and Under The Sun.

Shop SS15’s new seasons looks at Robin Pierre. It’s all about metallics, texture, reptilian prints and more. Style, edge and sophistication – you’ll find it all in-store now. Don’t be ordinary... transform into the extraordinary! Brands include Hogl, Zoe Kratzmann, Progetto, Pons Quintana, Fly London, Torretti, Silent D, Hirica, One Trick Pony, Clarus, La Linea, Hassia, and Birkenstock, with prices from $129 – $549.

Find them on Facebook & Instagram: @issimochristchurch.

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The Mohair Store

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

140 Colombo Street, Beckenham 03 943 1639 Open: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pm

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

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

Wholesome clothing that’s good for the soul!

Enquire about their great wholesale/corporate gift rates.



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464 Papanui Road, Papanui 03 354 0450

Spoil yourself with unique antique, vintage and modern estate jewellery. Quality repairs and valuations also available. 15ct gold sapphire ring; circa 1905.

Florian Rhodes Accessories/Fashion

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

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


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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.

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Raw Nova

FAshion/lifestyle Store 27A, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston 03 389 8704 Open: 7 days, 10am – 5:30pm

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

Halo & Hazard

Fashion/Accessories 020 4062 2612

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


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SPRING CLEANING YOUR LIFE Cityscape taps into the genius of Pascha – Nourishing Body and Soul’s Jonathan Spark on the finer points of clearing the clutter.


Combining the tranquil luxe of hotel pampering with a fully-equipped gym boasting the latest fitness gear, industry-leading professional trainers and some serious post workout perks via a bliss-inducing spa, Norwegian pine-lined sauna and serene heated 20m lap pool, Heritage Health Club’s multi-award winning oasis of wellbeing can be found amidst the refined glamour of the Heritage Christchurch.


RUB A DUB SCRUB Rejuvenate, nourish and awaken your skin with two exquisite hours of polishing, beautifying and sublime relaxation via Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa’s Thai Herbal Coconut Body Scrub: an hour’s scrub removes dead skin and impurities and increases circulation, followed by 60 soothing minutes of Thai Aromatherapy Massage leaves your skin looking and feeling revitalised and more youthful.

Cityscape has a luxuriousThai Herbal Coconut Body Scrub at Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa (valued at $210) to giveaway. To enter, send us an email at with “Lotus” in the subject header tellling us why you need to put winter behind you. GO NUDE Dare to bare with Maybelline New York’s first 12 shade eye shadow collection The Nudes Palette. With bold beiges and sultry sands to over-the-top taupes, there’s never been a better time to nude up. RRP$29.99

We all feel the refreshing sense of awakening that spring brings and the feeling of really wanting to engage in our life again, that ‘spring cleaning’ effect, be it our house, car or wardrobe. But do you take a moment to attend to the spring clean that really matters – attending to the clutter of the mind, the repetitive thoughts that fill our day and drive that perpetual sense of always having so much to do? Your mental clutter needs to be addressed if you really want to achieve any sense of new space or energy. Mindful Awareness, the Art of Meditation is a direct path to achieving this sense of decluttering and spring cleaning. To discover that within you – beyond the mental noise – lies a place of peace and a space of clarity that allows you to see your life from a new perspective, is more powerful than clean windows and a tidy wardrobe! Mindfulness Meditation may be the new Yoga, the new lifestyle trend, but like yoga, even if you approach it from a purely physical perspective, attempting to avoid its spiritual heritage, you will still feel its effect taking hold in your soul and your outside life will begin to declutter with the least amount of effort from you.



Everyone’s fave nutritional biochemist Dr Libby is back on tour revealing why you’re so tired to promote her new book Exhausted to Energized, available in late September. All about your energy – where it comes from, what depletes it and, most importantly, how to reignite it – Why Are You So Tired is being held at the Charles Luney Auditorium (St Margaret’s College) at 7pm on 12 & 21 October. Cityscape has a double pass to Dr Libby’s Why Are You So Tired? Seminar to giveaway. To enter, send us an email at with “Dr Libby” in the subject header and tell us how tired you are. Entries close 8 October.


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1 CLINIQUE Deep Comfort Body Butter RRP $70 2 Estee Lauder Clear Difference Complexion Perfecting BB Creme SPF 35 RRP $83 3 Trilogy Nutrient Plus Firming Serum $48.90 4 Antipodes Ananda AntioxidantRich Gentle Toner (Organic) RRP $39.80 5 Oasis Beauty Oasis Sun SPF30 RRP from $17.50 6 Dermalogica After Sun Repair RRP $56

DYNAMIC DUO Certified organic, scientifically validated and cruelty free, La Mav’s nutrient rich duo Hyaluronan Daily Moisture Crème (RRP $49.95) and Intense Moisture Nightly Repair Nectar (RRP $64.95) are bursting with active ingredients, which help maintain the natural pH of the skin, to rebuild, repair and reveal your inner beauty.


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Merivales Hair & Beauty

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

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

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

Merivales Hair & Beauty 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.

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

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


True Grit Hair Spa

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

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

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.

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



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


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True Grit is very excited to be heading to their brand new salon, open from mid-October. Watch this space!

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Pascha Therapies wellbeing/gifts

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

Pascha – Nourishing Body and Soul is one of New Zealand’s leading centres for personal spiritual growth. Along with the Aura gift shop, the wonderful old wooden chapel in Sydenham plays host to private counselling, yoga, massage, meditation classes and regular courses and classes to support your spiritual journey. You’ll find it next door to its little sister, Hello Sunday Café.

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!

Goddess Yoga and Fitness fitness 47 Jollie Street, Linwood 027 865 9666

The original ‘backyard yoga’! Back-to-basics, traditionally authentic classes with a focus on holistic well-being. Small, social classes, a comfortable environment, fun and friends is what you will find here. All levels are always welcome!


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Grassroots Yoga & Health

Unit 10 (upstairs), 21 Bealey Avenue (Carlton Mill Corner) 03 421 8276 Open: 7 days (see website for class timetable)

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


The Bikram Method is a beginners’ level yoga. All classes are open to all students (this means you!). They boast a team of knowledgeable and passionate teachers to lead you through the series. Join them and meet new people, discover things you like about your body, and see the way you glow when you’re sweaty and smiling! First-time local students get 10 consecutive days for $25!


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! $25 Intro Special – two weeks of unlimited yoga!

Heritage Health Club fitness

28-30 Cathedral Square, Central City 03 377 2122 or 021 977 221 Open: 7 days, 6am – 10pm

Put a spring in your step with the Heritage Health Club. Located in the majestic Heritage Hotel, the club offers a unique combination of luxury hotel facilities and pampering, where you can escape the multitudes and find tranquillity. You’ll quickly come to appreciate the fully equipped, up-to-date gym, indoor lap pool, spa and sauna. Enjoy an 8 week introductory membership, plus 8 sessions with a Personal Trainer, for just $320! (Limited numbers available. Offer expires December 1, 2015.)


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Travel gurus Holland Clarke & Beatson set the standard for travel agencies in Christchurch – wherever you have in mind, they’re the make-it-happen mavens. Whether it’s travelling for business, pleasure or as part of an organised group, within New Zealand or to the furthest corners of the globe, they’ll perfectly plan every step. They’re also members of Virtuoso, the travel industry’s leading luxury network, so if you’re looking to travel in style, they’re the people to talk to!

MIRROR MIRROR Clearly in the running for ‘fairest of them all’; reflect your stylish surrounds in Kathryn Leah Payne’s Leather Hanging Mirror (RRP from $199) from Cloak and Dagger Collective.

 IN BLOOM The largest rose grower in New Zealand,

and one of the largest flower wholesalers full-stop, Moffatt’s Flower Company’s climate-controlled glasshouses in Halswell produce three million flowers annually! It’s a big operation, but that doesn’t mean that they’ve left customer service behind; they also offer stunning pre-made and custom bouquets and arrangements that you can order directly onsite or online, finishing things off with something from their selection of cards, wrapping paper, chocolates, and vases and pots.

WHEEL DEAL Roll out the big guns with this 1960s UFO mini bar (RRP $975) from Mr Mod.


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PREPPING FOR SALE Before putting your house on the market you’ll want to make sure it’s looking its best, and a little bit of effort will not only result in a quicker sale, but also help you get top dollar. If I could give you one piece of advice, it would be to take the time to spruce up your house before going on the market. You’re much better off waiting and getting your house looking its absolute best than rushing to get it on the market looking ‘almost there’. For starters: your house has to sparkle; it needs to be impeccably clean everywhere! That means windows, walls, cupboard tops, the oven, driveway and exterior. Don’t neglect the garden either; it should be well-tended and tidy. Inside, living areas should be de-cluttered much as possible – hide the family photos (one or two are fine but you don’t want prospective buyers wondering: ‘Who owns this house?’), pack away travel souvenirs and put any large, chunky furniture pieces in storage. You want to create a minimalist, open and airy space. The property should be well-ventilated prior to the open home and fresh flowers, beautiful scented candles (not overpowering) and freshly-brewed coffee will help set the scene and freshen rooms. Keep things tidy behind cupboards, wardrobe doors and inside drawers too – these are going to be opened, and finding a neatly-ordered spice rack will lead prospective buyers to believe you’re similarly fastidious around the house. And if you’ve moved out, an empty property will definitely benefit from some home staging. When it comes to open homes, I try and have as many as possible (a minimum of one during the week and two over weekends) timed to highlight the property during its sunniest. I aim for longer open homes – an hour is best, with 45 minutes being the minimum – the more people you can get through, the better chances of selling. Your house needs to look lived in, but not owned by someone else – prospective buyers need to picture themselves living there! 


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SIT ON IT! Add some retro-fitted ol’ skool glam to your pad with this wicked LOTE Classic Wing Back Chair (RRP $1,000) from Joe Jandals HQ.

REBEL YELL Wake up and smell the roses with Art Club Concept’s limited edition Rebellion print (A3 RRP $89) from Raw Nova.

KEEP ON TRUCKIN’The truck stops here with Copper + Pink’s freewheelin’ Fred Taco Truck taco trays (RRP $31.50). Dreams of owning your own food truck – tick!

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gonna love Yamaha MusicCast! Beam pretty much any audio source (from CDs to Spotify) anywhere in your pad via WiFi. The wireless MusicCast in Yamaha receivers lets you rock the same sound to up to 10 different devices around your pad from a simple app – the only limit is your Wi-Fi’s reach. Find out more and take the system for a spin at Strawberry Sound.


Leading the way in custom picture framing and bespoke mirror creation in the city for two decades, Eco Frame and Mirror’s long experience is melded with an up-to-the-minute knowledge of modern trends and techniques. Talk to them about creating the perfect frame or creating a custom mirror specifically for your space, and then talk to them some more about installation – their Art Hang van is on the road full time and provides an expert, quake-safe hanging service whether you’re placing art, a mirror, or even a bedhead.

WIRE(LESS) FOR SOUND Like Sonos? You’re

SITTING PRETTY Swish up those surrounds with the seriously on-trend Barnaby Lane Smith Armchair (RRP $1,099) from Copper + Pink


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renovation & building 139 Blenheim Road, Riccarton 03 348 7214 or 021 828 453 Open: Mon – Thu 8:30am – 5pm, Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm, Sat 9am – 1pm

This collection, called Magma, inspired by the rough simplicity of nature, refers to the latest minimal trends. What makes the collection so interesting is its distinct structure – together with an appropriate illumination it can create an extraordinary effect. Magma is a perfect match to a modern style. New European tile ranges arrive frequently into BellaRoc Showroom on Blenheim Road. Come and meet the friendly staff and bring your plans!

Strawberry Sound home entertainment 2/5 Pilgrim Place, Sydenham 03 379 8477 Open: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:30pm, Sat 10am – 4pm

Since their humble beginnings in 1984 as a recording studio and hire service, Strawberry Sound has become a market leader and the largest audio/visual company in the South Island. With the experience to design, wire, and fit your customised AV system, the team can turn your home into a sensory pleasure zone, with multi-room audio to provide ambience, home theatre to blow your mind, and stereo HiFi to take you to the front row of your favourite concert. Always staying ahead of the game, Strawberry Sound stocks a range of smart-savvy products including the Bluesound Gen 2 range – a wireless digital multi-room music system to fully support high-resolution audio. The new Bluesound lineup features sleek industrial design, new features and reengineered performance across the board. Also in the smart category are the Audiofly AF78 headphones, winner of a 2013 CES Innovation Award. If you live and breathe music, these are made for you! The AF78 combines a balanced armature and a dynamic driver into a single earbud. The goal is to match the supreme clarity of a balanced armature at the top end, with a warm, easilytuned dynamic driver in the bass and midrange. Discover more great gear and expertise in-store and online!


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Frobisher Interiors café/interiors

322 Manchester Street, Central City 03 355 2628 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Café 8am – 3:30pm

A new café in the Frobisher Interiors showroom offers high quality coffee and food, with Lyttleton Coffee Co. coffee and a daily-changing selection of rolls, sandwiches, wraps and salads that are all prepared in-house. They also stock cakes and tarts from The Sweet Kitchen. While you‘re there, stroll around the showroom to find beautiful furniture and fabrics, or browse paintings and sculptures in the art gallery. Where unique design meets quality coffee and food.

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Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances Interiors/renovation & building

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

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


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Cosi Fan Tutte


The Tannery, Woolston 03 389 3897 Open: 7 days, 10am – 5pm

The Tannery, 39D Tanner Street, Woolston 027 203 0150 Find them on Facebook Open: Mon – Fri 10am – 2:30pm, late night Thu 10am – 9pm


Cosi Fan Tutte’s a unique alchemy of products, beautifully displayed in a store brimming with ambience. A Frenchinspired boutique, it stocks clothing direct from France, plus ranges from Eva Sunday, Widdess, & Lazybones. Eco ranges include Matt & Nat, Proof, Butter nail polish, Bite lipstick, & Aromatherapy Co. Imports include Durance, Jeanne d’Arc & Maileg, and NZ brands include Pam Kerr & Bianca Lorenne. Every purchase wrapped divinely in bags designed from old French wallpaper.


Joe Jandals HQ is the home of LOTE (Living on the Edge) furniture, art, and interiors. You’ll find them at The Tannery by walking down the alleyway between Alchemy and the Fabric Store; turn left and look for the distinctive Joe Jandals HQ signage, or just park outside the door! Inspiring, colourful statement furniture where each piece has been transformed into a unique, on-trend must-have. See for yourself at their showroom/retail/creative space.

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2 Soleares Avenue, Mount Pleasant 03 376 5023 Open: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 5pm, Sat 9:30am – 3pm

The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham 021 102 5564 Open: Mon – Sat 9am – 5:30pm, Sun 10am – 5pm

With the majority of their quality products designed and handcrafted on site, this shared studio and shop is a great find. They offer a selection of beautifully made leather goods, homewares and pet collars by Kathryn Leah Payne, bold and graphic art prints, tees and cushions by Mark Catley, and Hannah Payne/Locket’s gorgeous children’s goods and potted plants in vintage vessels.

Skout’s still in the same centre spot at The Colombo, but now in a funky house structure. Local, carefully picked labels include The Hope Tree, Kandle & Co, Two Lyttel Buttons, Nezzy Jewellery, Kim’s Bunting and Briarwood Bags. The new range of Lazybones Dresses and cardi’s are a must for spring. For something different in gifts for all ages, go see Skout first! You can also find them on Facebook.

The trio also offer custom-made products and one-offs.

A treasure trove of retro gifts & whimsical wares for all ages.



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Chart Noticeboards interiors

QB9, QB Studios, 18 Bernard Street, Addington 021 257 5167

Chart Noticeboards come in a wide range of designs and colours. Choose a magnetic surface or high-gloss acrylic board and enjoy using their liquid chalk pens to jot down your schedules and reminders. Find just what you need to help you get organised. Visit their website to buy online or to find out how to design your own. Free delivery nationwide on orders of $50 or more!


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charming Souvenir gifts/souvenirs

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

Located in a convenient shopping district at Church Corner Mall, Charming Souvenir is a contemporary, locally-based souvenir shop. It was opened recently (in May 2015) by director David Yu, whose aim is to provide customers with a variety of local premium products and unique gifts to highlight their wonderful journey in New Zealand. Charming Souvenir offers you products from world famous brands including Watson & Son Honey, Untouched World merino and possum fur clothing, Parrs Wild Fern skincare range, Jack and Jill Baby Care, Ariki Jewellery, and Mi Woollies UGG boots. With their wide range of products – everything from manuka honey to soft cuddly toys and top skincare brands, including a wide range of natural and organic products – Charming Souvenir really is a one-stop shop for all your gifts and souvenirs. Drop by for a little shopping and discover something delightful – you don’t need to be a tourist, because there really is something for everyone at Charming Souvenir!

Moffatt’s Flower Company

The Mohair Store

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

140 Colombo Street, Beckenham 03 943 1639 Open: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pm


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


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

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READ, WATCH, LISTEN Reviews, profiles and celebrity insider goss. 1 READ King Rich, Joe Bennett. A love story – of sorts – prolific penman Joe Bennett’s first novel, set amid the physical and emotional devastation of a post-quake Christchurch (relate much?), tells the haunting story of two people linked by disaster and a desire for the truth. While Richard hides, with a lost dog (c’mon, you knew there’d be one – it’s Joe Bennett!), in an abandoned hotel creating another, more glamorous world, Annie returns home to an earthquake-jacked city looking for her lost father. Add Vince, reliving the most emotional experience of his life, to the mix and enjoy the musings of a superb writer at the top of his game. RRP $36.99.

2 WATCH Jisoe Review by Nick Paris, Alice in Videoland. Centred around the troubled life of Melbourne graffiti artist, Justin Hughes, aka Jisoe, this provocatively candid documentary explores an ignored underground sub-culture making its mark on Australian suburbs. Exposing the notion of a growing and disillusioned underclass and forging an intimate connection with a highly secretive and paranoid youth culture, this is honest social commentary at its most compelling. Through a haze of bongs, bombing trains with graff and the birth of a child, Jisoe’s snow globe is a wake-up and shake-up call for any compassionate viewer.

3 LISTEN Coming Home, Leon Bridges Review by Garry Knight, Pennylane Records. If you’re a fan of classic R&B male vocalists like Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye, then you need to hear Leon Bridges’ stunning debut. Smooth, soulful and packed full with doo-wop, ballads and gospel backing singers, standout tracks include radio-friendly ‘Coming Home’, ‘Lisa Sawyer’ a beautiful ballad dedicated to his mother, and up tempo entries like ‘Smooth Sailin’ and ‘Flower’. Closing with ‘River’, an acoustic tambourineflavoured gospel ballad with haunting vocals is the perfect finale, but you’ll want more. Could be album of the year!

4 CINEPHILES Bond Bombshells Donning the suave tux of international superspy James Bond for the fourth time, Daniel Craig’s foray into the murky world of global criminal agency SPECTRE is set to be the most expensive James Bond movie ever made, with a US$350 million budget. But that’s not the only first in the 24-film franchise: at 50, Italian stunner Monica Bellucci (Irreversible) will be the oldest actor cast as a Bond girl, while playing up to the martini-swilling player’s penchant for international babes, smokin’ hottie Stephanie Sigman (Miss Bala) will become the first Mexican Bond girl when the movie hits the screens in mid-November.


TIES Hollywood heart-throb and method actor extraordinaire Jake Gyllenhaal famously backed up a 13.5kg weight loss to play a creeped-out sociopathic cameraman in Nightcrawler by packing on 7kg of muscle to become totally unrecognisable in Southpaw (pictured); he is also Hollywood royalty. The Oscarnominated actor’s whole family is in showbiz: dad Stephen is a director, mum Naomi is a producer and screen writer, and thespian sister Maggie is also an Oscar-nominated actor. Add god parents Jamie Lee Curtis and the late Paul Newman, who also taught him to drive, and you’ve got a career written in, or by, the stars.


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Cityscape hits up some the world’s most famous film destinations. The world’s coming here to stand in front of all those gorgeous, green backdrops from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit – so assuming you’ve ticked a few of the Rings locations off already, here are a few hot overseas destinations for feeling like a Hollywood hero. Petra, Jordan – It’s hard to forget the moment when Indiana Jones arrives at the temple of the Holy Grail in The Last Crusade, and almost equally hard to believe you can have the same experience yourself in Petra, arriving by donkey (you probably won’t find any centuriesold knights, though). Phuket, Thailand – The gorgeous vistas of Thailand have popped up in plenty of films, including James Bond entries and notably in Danny Boyle’s The Beach. Head to Ko Phi Phi Lee beach, dig your toes in the sand and stand where Leo DiCaprio did (just mind the pot plantation!). Hatfield House, UK – When Hollywood

needs a home for a rich superhero, it heads for Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. The historic country house (1611) has played the onscreen digs of both Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) and Batman, as well as hosting scenes for Sherlock Holmes, Shakespeare in Love, V for Vendetta and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, which you can spot on a guided tour. Malta – Epitomising Mediterranean splendour, Malta’s

famous Azure Window has starred front and centre in Clash of the Titans (the good 80s version – Kraken anyone?) The Count of Monte Cristo and also on TV’s The Odyssey, but most famously in Game of Thrones, while the tiny island has provided the backdrop to blockbusters including Midnight Express, Gladiator, Alexander, Troy, The Da Vinci Code, World War Z and many (many!) more.

 PACKING LIGHT Everybody wants to travel

light; barely anyone does. It pays to make some hard decisions ahead of your trip, or you’ll find yourself cursing your bulging suitcase of unworn clothes you’re lugging all over the globe for no reason at all. Here are the rules: Three’s all you need: wear one, wash one, dry one. Double duty: find items that have multiple uses. Buy toiletries at your destination. Limit yourself to a bag that will qualify for carry on; you’ll force yourself into packing the essentials and escape the terminal in super quick time – sayonara luggage carousel. Let’s face it: you don’t need that (or that either).


Done Beerfest in Munich already? The Cannstatter Volksfest (Stuttgart Beer Festival) is a similar celebration with a bit of a different flavour; running from 25 September to 11 October, it offers carnival rides, live music, and of course, plenty of sweet amber gold. The biennial World Puppet Theatre Festival returns in 2015 to Charleville-Mézières, the French town known as ‘the world capital of puppetry arts’. The 18 – 27 September fest sees 150 international companies performing as many as 50 shows per day. And we couldn’t not include it: the ABs defend the Rugby World Cup in the UK from 19 September to 1 November final at Twickenham (we hope!).

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Image: André Glynn Photography

Flanked by a towering cigarchomping, steel-eyed possible dictator or cartel runner mural on one wall and a stunning, tangerine ‘April Sun in Cuba’-style panorama on the opposite one, it’s clear we’re not in Christchurch anymore. Bringing a slice of Havana to the central city, the team behind Baretta have hit one out of the park with their new cabana of cool The Cuban, seriously upping St Asaph Street’s swag in the process. Nailing effortless hip, a chunky ol’ skool wooden bar exudes swank, with an electric blue-lit Cuban party scene shining through an expansive rum selection, while specially-brewedfor-the-venue Cuban Laga flows from militia-style machine gun beer taps, and tasty Cuban street food with a kick is the order of the day.


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Brigittes Restaurant & Bar A Merivale fixture for over 35 years, Brigittes started life as a small café that was one of the first in the city to offer proper espresso; now it has a new generation making it a regular haunt and as soon as you’re seated inside (bustling and cosy) or outside (sunny and sheltered) all becomes apparent. With all food made from scratch with precision their eggs bene – served up with bacon and velvety hollandaise on housemade toast – is the stuff of legends. Other institutions include the meltinglytender warm lamb fillet salad and their has-to-be-tasted-to-be-believed creamy cauliflower and spicy chorizo risotto, topped off with lashings of shaved parmesan. Round out the evening (or afternoon, but perhaps not breakfast) by ‘Irishing up’ an affogato, still made with proper espresso – here’s to a few more decades!

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2014 The perfect accompaniment to spicy dishes courtesy of a long, crisp dry finish, expect spicy apples and notes of quince paste on the nose with an oily, smooth mouthfeel and hints of pear, apple and ginger on the palate. RRP $21.90 Pegasus Bay Riesling 2013 A seductive bouquet offers up an exotic medley of peaches, apricots, lychees, frangipani, honeysuckle and mandarin, while hints of ginger and warm spices linger on the palate, balancing a crisp acidic edge and minerality. RRP $30




Up your gourmet game with Dragons Den Social Lounge’s international award-winning chef. Salmon & Quinoa Salad (serves 4-6)

Making It Happen Rinse quinoa, and bring to the boil with water. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring regularly. Run Shopping List 600gm salmon fillet (skin on under cold water to cool, strain and add to mixing bowl. Heat small amount of cooking oil preferable) to a medium-high heat in a heavy-based frying 2 cups quinoa pan. Place salmon skin down and cook two3 cups water thirds through before turning off heat, turning 6 red radishes (thinly sliced) the salmon and cooking for 2-3 minutes. Remove 1 cup watercress and let cool, reserving any salmon oil from the ½ cup celery (thinly sliced) 1 Granny Smith (thinly sliced) pan. Add lemon juice, olive oil, reserved salmon oil (cooled) to quinoa and season to taste. Add ½ small radicchio (ripped) remaining ingredients (except salmon) and 1 fennel bulb (thinly sliced) gently mix to combine the ingredients evenly. 2 lemons (juice and finely Transfer to your service bowl. Flake the salmon grated zest) into chunky pieces with a fork and roughly chop 50ml extra virgin olive oil Salt and fresh ground pepper up the crispy skin and sprinkle over the salad. Place the flaked salmon on top of the salad. to taste


Image: In the kitchen, photo by Stephen Goodenough

If you wanna “Treat yo’self” Donna Meagle-style, combine the gourmet goodness of Morrison and Co Charcuterie’s rich, velvety Duck Liver Parfait with an ol’ skool artisan baguette from Vic’s Bakehouse. Creamy, delicate yet full-flavoured as you’d expect of the finest foie gras (sans the cruelty) the parfait coats the mouth, as it should, and is meltingly delicious. Slather it over slices of lightly toasted golden baguette and the crunchy crust and signature chewy texture hits the mark. Up the ante to a trifecta powerhouse and crack a bottle of Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2012 and seriously ‘treat yo’self’!



Cityscape caught up with Nespresso’s first New Zealand Culinary Ambassador and Michelin-starred maestro Josh Emmett. Tell us about your new gig ... I’ll be working with Nespresso on a number of initiatives across both their business and consumer coffee and machine ranges, as well as attending their international programmes to learn more about how Nespresso and coffee can enhance the gastro experience. The partnership is really about an alignment of values. A commitment to quality, sourcing and producing a consistently excellent product is an ethos we share. What’s the secret to a perfect coffee? I love my coffee! I have around six or seven a day, right up until about 10pm at night. The Arpeggio Grand Cru – the purple capsule – is my favourite and a great all-rounder. The perfect cup of coffee comes down to freshness, quality and a consistent taste profile. How important is coffee and gastronomy? There are very few restaurants that don’t serve coffee. It’s such an integral part of the dining experience for people to have coffee with their breakfast or at the end of a meal. And as a chef you always cook with coffee, particularly in desserts and sauces. What’s your favourite Christchurch haunt? My wife and I had a nice drink in the afternoon at Brick Farm last time we were down there and I have also been to King of Snake a few times which is always good.


Coriander’s Ethnic Indian Restaurants’ Butter Prawns

Tomato creates the rich colour and flavour

Fenugreek provides a sweet, nutty taste

Tandoor-cooked succulent prawn cutlets lend a smoky note

Cream butter sauce adds a velvety texture

Exotic spices bring a gentle heat to the palate

IN A FIZZ King of Snake bar tsar Alex Wall puts a modern spin on the classic Ramos Gin Fizz to create the Ramos Marnier. FIXIN’S 40ml Grand Marnier 20ml Mandarin-infused Rogue Society Gin 30ml lemon juice 30ml coconut cream 1 egg white (20-30ml) 5ml sugar syrup Soda water (90ml)


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METHOD Dry shake all ingredients together for about a minute and follow with a quick shake with ice. Single strain into tall glass over a few cubes of ice, top with soda water and garnish with dehydrated mandarin.

RARE BREED SOARS Perched alongside the world’s best gins, Simply Pure’s premium Kiwi tipple Black Robin Rare Gin has been ruffling a few feathers with its endless procession of wins. Cleaning up at the recent SIP Awards (Gold and Consumers’ Choice Award) and taking a Double Gold in The Fifty Best,Gin competition, the Tauranga-distilled drop is as rare as its namesake, combining traditional exotic botanicals with ancient flowering native Horopito. Add a percentage of profits going to the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand and we’ll happily drink to that! RRP $79.95

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Terra Viva

The Grand Café

gourmet goodies, catering, events & venues

We’d say that high teas are all the rage, but rage isn’t nearly civilised enough – better to say that high teas are the done thing right now. High-society ladies, tired of waiting between meals, coined the afternoon or ‘low tea’ as a socialising snack-fest, but calling the 2015 reboot ‘low tea’ when it’s all about silver service, glam frills, and pinkies-off-cups would be frightfully coarse. The highfalutin’ teas around the city offer the chance to take tea (and fancy sandwiches and sweet treats) in elegant style. Grab your monocle or bonnet and get into it: out in Lincoln, The Tea House offers the ‘Royal’ high tea treatment, also available with champagne; bubbles are an option with Stellar’s high tea as well, while The Grand Café’s version at Christchurch Casino offers ‘three tiers of treats’ (the tiered tray is compulsory at these occasions, naturally), Terra Viva’s own hot smoked salmon rests atop the blinis in their offering, and nothing could preface high tea more perfectly than a leisurely Sunday drive out to Oxford to find high tea specialists Pink Sugar – just don’t forget to book!

FIGGIN’ DELICIOUS Set your spring cheese boards and antipasto party platters to ‘stun’ with the addition of plump spiced figs. Poached in a heady herbed red-wine vinegar syrup, file Shirley’s Kitchen Spiced Figs under addictive and let their tangy goodness (perfect with cheese – especially blue and gorgonzola!) rock your next gathering. What’s more, the sensational syrup makes for an awesome glaze for roast pork or ham!

D-High-Y High time for high tea at home? Get the table setting right with a selection

of covetous crockery from The China Cabinet, or stay out of the kitchen entirely and have the three-tiered tea trays turn up complete with the dainty delicacies already on board, care of Vintage Tea Party.


YO, YO YOGHURT Cityscape and EasiYo are giving three lucky readers the chance to win a super styly and easy to use mini yoghurt maker brekkie pack. The prize includes an EasiYo mini yogurt maker, two packs of mini yogurt sachets, two packs of Hubbards Amazing Muesli and a set of recipe cards valued at $60 each. To enter, send us an email at with “EasiYo” in the subject header and tell us your fave yoghurt brekkie day starter. Entries close 30 November.


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paint ‘n’ sip studio

Totally Gluten Free Bakery

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

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

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.


All products at the Totally Gluten Free Bakery are handmade with love, with bread baked fresh daily. They also have dairy-free options and a small range of egg-free goodies available, and can cater for your occasional cake needs – birthdays, wedding cakes, anniversaries, etc. The TGF Bakery team are a friendly and helpful bunch that like nothing more than to see you leave smiling because the product is great and won’t cost you an arm and a leg!

The China Cabinet vintage tableware hire 03 352 0488 or 027 461 9333

The China Cabinet offers stunning quality vintage tableware for hire including cups, teapots and cake stands. Available for all special occasions including weddings, baby showers and birthdays.

Vintage Tea Party

catering/vintage tableware hire 0800 846 884 Find them on Facebook Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 4pm

At Vintage Tea Party they offer beautiful, delicate food served on classic vintage china. Whether you want a fullycatered high tea or just wish to hire the china, they can assist to make your event perfect. They can cater for 100+ guests, so no matter the nature of your big occasion – a wedding, a bridal shower, or an intimate birthday party – they will be able to accommodate you. Gluten & dairy free options available. Price range from $10pp.


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crisp & VALE catering

027 358 9159

A new catering company to Christchurch. The Rick Steinand Michelin star-trained chef/ owner produces delicious tailormade menus to fit your personal or corporate event. Visit website for sample menus.

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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! Taking out top honours in the Café Boutique section at this year’s Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards for their now famous Caramelised Walnut, Pear and Blue Cheese Tart, Divine Cakes & Desserts bakes and creates its cakes and desserts just as you would at home, with real ingredients. Their philosophy at the beginning was to use REAL eggs, REAL butter, FRESH cream; that is something that will never change. This belief is now ingrained in their core values – ‘Made on earth – tastes like heaven.’ 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 & 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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Cashmere Cuisine

Shirley’s Kitchen

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

03 942 0011

gourmet meats

gourmet foods

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.

People love quality, whether it’s panforte with their coffee, or fig and walnut log with blue cheese and wine. Shirley’s Kitchen products are handmade, use top quality ingredients, and are mostly sourced locally. You can taste the difference! Try the fig and walnut log made using fresh walnuts, figs and sweet spices. To serve, peel away the casing and slice like salami. It’s great on any antipasto platter or with wine and cheese. Gluten free and delicious!

Strong believers in preserving the fine art of butchery!

Available throughout New Zealand and online.

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Piko Wholefoods

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

248 Stanmore Road, Richmond 03 366 8116 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 6:30pm, Sat 9am – 5pm

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.


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gourmet food store

PIKO is the original Christchurch wholefoods store; the place to go if you have a restricted diet or just love eating healthy, delicious, organic food. PIKO stocks a huge range of locally produced goods, from muesli made on site, to honey, nuts, fresh veges and all sorts of delicious treats, as well as all the staples! Visit them at their Stanmore Road store before they move back home to their town site in late October.

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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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White Heart Specialty Nut Butters

THE Nutmylk Co. LTD

Gourmet food

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. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook!

raw organic almond mylk

The Nutmylk Co. handpress raw organic almond mylks in Christchurch. Their nutritious almond mylks are free of dairy, gluten, soy, refined sugar, preservatives and pesticides. This leaves them high in vitamins and minerals and better for your body. By using only the best organic ingredients they can source, the Nutmylk Co. ensure you get the most authentic and creamy almond mylk there is. Nutmylk is also great for café use! Get it at Holy Fudge in Merivale Mall or send enquiries to

Morrison & Co Charcuterie gourmet foods 027 430 8935

Morrison & Co Charcuterie offers a range of charcuterie-based products including their topselling duck liver parfait, smoked eel pâté, and pork and pistachio terrine to local food lovers. Look for them at the Chch and Ohoka Farmers’ markets and specialty food stores!

Zuzu’s Gelato gelato

Westfield Riccarton, Riccarton Road

Zuzu’s Gelato is expanding in the city, with a Zuzu’s Gelato and Coffee store soon to open at the Bus Interchange. They have created their own delicious blend of coffee they are sure you’ll love! Over the last 3 years their retail and wholesale Gelato and Sorbet has won 24 awards at the NZ Ice Cream awards. Their products offer a lower-fat dessert or treat option without compromising on the delicious texture and flavour. Try Zuzu’s on level 1 of Riccarton Mall, and watch out for their new store at the Bus Interchange.


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Baodown asian Fusion

16 Kahu Road, Riccarton Open: Sat 9am – 1pm Baodown is a modern take on a Taiwanese classic. Bao is a steamed bun filled with all things delicious, and Baodown’s version of this scrumptious street food is available every Saturday at the Christchurch Farmers Market from 9am till 1pm.

Discover a new taste sensation!

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The Beer Library

03 693 8343 Find them on Facebook

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

gourmet drinks

The taste of summer comes early! From the sun-drenched heart of Canterbury, the warm aroma of hand-picked elderflowers is captured to deliver the taste of summer to your glass all year round. Light, pure and of course, exceptionally refreshing. Savour the flavour with either the ready to drink Sparkling or mixing up your own creation with their versatile Cordial, enjoyed hot or cold. Available at selected supermarkets, delis, specialist food outlets and cafés.

gourmet food store

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

aroha drinks gourmet drinks

03 341 1183 Find them on Facebook

The team at Aroha make a delicious range of handcrafted juices right here in Christchurch for your drinking pleasure. The range includes sparkling, still and cordial products, and can be found in great cafés throughout New Zealand. Find out more at


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You can feel yourself start to unwind even as you approach Merivale’s No. 4; in fact, you’ll probably find that your most pressing problem in life becomes finding a seat, as the justifiably popular suburban gastropub is nearly always buzzing, with after-work-drinkers or friends catching up around comfy booths, bar leaners of dark wood and couches in the cosy library room. It’s no ordeal to spend some time hanging out at the long, welcoming bar, though; order up something from the Montieth’s range on tap or the Black Dog Brew Co., peruse the extensive wine list for a favourite and order up a fierce feast from the menu.

MONKEY BID’NESS Quit monkeying around – you need to get yourself to the new Gas Monkey Bar and Grill at The Palms. Pull up a pew in the city’s funky new digs among dozens (or hundreds?) of primates in various forms, get stuck into the wide range of tastiness and go ape!

POUR AWAY Wanting to get your hands on Three Boys Brewery’s bangin’ limited edition brews Pineapple Lump Porter, the new release American Brown Ale or the super exclusive Brewers Reserve special can release including Grand Cru, 10th Anniversary Ale and Fresh Hop IPA? You can track these blissful brews down at good craft beer bars around the city, but if you want it straight from the source, you’ll find them at the Three Boys cellar door at 592 Ferry Road where you can also fill growlers – just leave some for the rest of us!


STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN Overlooking New Regent Street, Twenty Seven Steps, the new restaurant from Emma Mettrick and Chef Paul Howells (formerly of The Little Bistro), is a cosy and intimate space where food isn’t frilly or overstyled – don’t come looking for foams, smears or tweezer-placed adornments! There’s a simple three-course approach and everything is made in-house or name checked, sourced from the best Emma and Paul can track down – independent, free range, ethical and organic suppliers are used whenever possible and the result is plenty of bold, robust and gutsy flavours. 70

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Cooked the traditional way in the metal paellera, The Curator’s House’s paella is some seriously authentic Spanish comida. The flavour base on which the deliciousness is built is sofrito – the Spanish sauce of virgin olive oil, onion, garlic, bay leaves, saffron, white wine and tomato. The flavour of the calasparra rice (a centuriesold short grain rice especially good at soaking up tasty sauces) joins Spanish saffron, Australian wild prawns, diamond back clams, tuatuas, calamari and green-lipped mussels. ¡Buen provecho!


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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 Find them on Facebook Open: 7 days 11:30am – 2:30pm, Mon – Wed 5pm – 10pm, Thu – Sat 5pm – 1am, Sun 5pm – 10pm

mexican/cosy pub

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.


As we move into spring, Aroy Thai Restaurant has been back a year already! They’re enjoying the constant rate of growth in the area, with several new buildings about to open just around the corner. Their menu includes the freshest and finest local ingredients, and is catered to all tastes.

The best in traditional Mexican food, made by Mexicans!

Please let them know you’re coming – or they can also come to you! Perfect for large groups; just let the team know and they can keep seats ready for you.


bean scene cafÉ & CARGO BAR

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

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

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

italian/swishy bar

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


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cafÉ/swishy bar/functions

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

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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.

The Brickworks

new zealand/cosy pub

Bloody Mary’s

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

Bloody Mary’s is a premium steakhouse renowned for its local, seasonally-focused, uncomplicated and approachable cuisine. The lounge is perfect for a quiet cocktail or whiskey.

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 cosy indoor fire, 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.

Choose from the extensive list!

New head chef and all new menu coming in Spring!

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


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Café Sismo

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

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

Brigittes has been an iconic Merivale eatery for over 35 years. European-inspired décor features in their bustling restaurant, and with their sheltered and modern courtyard and quiet and cosy garden room, they have spaces for all your requirements. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus offer both firm Brigittes favourites and fresh seasonal fare.

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!

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Mention their Cityscape ad and receive a 20% discount!

The espresso is legendary and made with love and skill by friendly staff. They look forward to seeing you soon!

Boo Radley’s food & liquor

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

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

Café Valentino italian/pizza

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

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. Get into Café Valentino for a thoroughly satisfying spring!


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Castle Rock CafÉ cafÉ

21 Mary Muller Drive, Heathcote 03 384 5263 Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 9am – 3pm

Nestled in a business park just two minute’s drive from The Tannery, Castle Rock Café is certainly well worth finding. Drop by for amazing breakfasts, lunches and catering!

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steakhouse/swishy bar 1 Papanui Road, Merivale 03 355 9543 Open: 7 days from 11am

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


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castrols Garage cafÉ/courtyard bar

88 Victoria Street, Central City 03 377 9452 Find them on Facebook Open: Mon – Sun 7am till midnight

A new, relaxed city hangout offering local craft beer and wine and live music, and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine on great home-made pizza, pasta, artisan breads and the salad bar, or perhaps South American BBQ in the courtyard, with all mains under $25. Pop in for breakfast – grab a warm Danish with coffee, Eggs Bene, or gourmet porridge with organic yoghurt and preserves – or step up your lunch with Serious Sandwiches and pizza. 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.

Ceylon Kitchen sri lankan

620 Colombo Street, Central City 021 230 0348 ceylonkitchennz Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 2:30pm, dinner Fri 6pm – 9pm

Ceylon Kitchen brings the unique and delightful tastes of Sri Lankan and Kiwi cuisines to the centre of Christchurch. The Breakfast Burger, rice and curry, steak sammies, kottu rotti, crumbed rolls, coffee and more!

Clink Restaurant & bar NEW Zealand/

swishy bar

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!


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29 Wakefield Avenue, Sumner 03 326 5353 Open: Dinner 7 nights from 5pm, weekend brunch from 9:30am

With its sunny sheltered courtyard, Clink is the perfect place to start your day. Get your weekend breakfast fix! Cityscape Special – The Weekender $18, including coffee.

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Cocopelli Gourmet Pizza Bar

Coffee Embassy

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

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

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.

Coffee Embassy are a specialty micro-roaster and retailer based in the central east of the city. They aim to bring people an exceptional coffee experience through sharing their collective experience of over 20 years in the coffee industry. They source, import, roast and sell coffee that is exciting to drink and share.

Full dinner menu available all day, with over 85% available gluten-free on request.

It’s part of their philosophy to embrace change and the ever-changing seasons; like all fruit, coffee is seasonal, which means the coffee they offer is always changing.

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Cookai Japanese Restaurant & COOKAI GOLD FUSION



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 yet casual café. Their new all-day menu contains a moreish mix of famous favourites like Lemon Pepper Calamari and delicious new-age delights such as Chicken, Spinach and Quinoa Salad. The exciting new Crispizzas come on a thin, crispy tortilla base, and you can’t go past great new comfort foods like Baked Brekkie Hot Pot, Chicken Parmigiana & the BBQ Pulled Pork Burger. Good food, great service, excellent coffee!



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: Tue – Sun Lunch 11:30pm – 2pm, Dinner 5pm – 10pm

In respect of natural beauty, the Japanese chefs at Cookai and Cookai Gold Fusion use traditional Japanese methods to create fresh, seasonable flavours from local and Japanese ingredients. Cookai Gold Fusion has been joined by Team Sala Sala, and has launched Happy Hour: Tue – Thu 5 – 6pm. Get in touch today – they look forward to serving you!


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The craic irish bar

Dose CafÉ

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

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

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The Craic Irish Bar is a perfect place to grab a pint and make yourself comfortable. Inspired by Irish tradition, The Craic is a top option when you’re looking for a fun, relaxing time. There’s a comprehensive menu available day and night, as well as pool until midnight, a gaming lounge for those who like a punt, and entertainment five nights a week – quiz night on Tuesday, karaoke on Wednesday, and live music for dancing every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Drop by to discover why it’s always a great craic at The Craic!


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! Drop in today for a dose of satisfaction!

the Cornershop Bistro

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

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

Curator’s House Restaurant SPANISH

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

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


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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

Top-quality meals including stone grill and platters to share. Live sports on the big screen every day and live bands on weekends!

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Fusion @ The Asiatique asian fusion

50 Wordsworth Street, Sydenham 03 365 0163 Open: Lunch Tue – Fri 9:30am – 3pm, Dinner Thu – Sat 6pm – 10pm

Fusion @ The Asiatique offers deliciously authentic tastes of Asia, with dishes from Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Choose from classic, traditional Asian favourite dishes prepared simply and freshly, or go for one of their own exotically scrumptious fusion creations, then either relax with your meal amongst the lovely French-Asian decor, or takeaway to enjoy at your place. Catering platters, functions (including theme buffets) and cooking workshops are all also available! Visit for a freshly prepared and delectable lunch, a great dinner with friends (Thu – Sat), or book your end-of-year function now!

DUO Dining Room & Bar

Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

12 Hereford Street (main entrance Rolleston Avenue), Central City 03 423 1212 Open: 7 days, 11am – 11pm

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

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This iconic restaurant and bar is centrally located near the Botanic Gardens and the Arts Centre. Chef Phil Watkins’ innovative modern Asian approach to cooking allows them to combine the best of Asian and European cuisine and offer a unique sharing dining experience. Elegantly relaxed with its original street art, funky black-tiled bar and exciting outdoor area, DUO is a perfect place for all occasions – either planned or spontaneous! A modern Asian eatery with a difference!

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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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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!

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.

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

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

Governors Bay Hotel International/cosy Pub

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

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. Rooms from $119 per night per couple.


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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.

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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


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


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. Homemade quality food made with love.


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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. 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.

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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: Tue 9am – 4:30pm, Wed – Fri 10am till late, Sat/Sun 9:30am till late


Imagine succulent juicy cuts of meat served with the freshest of seasonal vegetables and house-made Yorkshire puddings, set in an elegant, relaxing environment where you will be treated so well you will never want to leave, and with a fine selection of premium beverages designed to complement your dining experience. Imagine no more! Join JDV for the ultimate Sunday roast every Sunday. Served from 11:30am, with full à la carte menu also available. Where every day is a celebration of life. Bookings advised!

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Take it easy at Kaizuka on Centaurus Road, the city’s best kept secret! Bring your best friend, mates, lover – whoever! Come as you are: walking gear, best bib and tucker or Lycra if you must, bring your dog and lap up Chch’s newest garden eatery and garden bar. It’s a place devoid of white tablecloths, and elbows on the table is normal behaviour! Fresh food, fine wine, craft beer, and great staff; the service is better than the rest and loads of laughs is a promise!

The little Bistro european 33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 03 304 7314 www. Known for its fine cuisine and wine list. Tradtional recipes with a twist!

Kingsford Kitchen cafÉ/new zealand

6 Kingsford Smith Drive, Rangiora 03 313 2190 Open: Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri 8am – 4pm, Wed 7am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 9am – 4pm

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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.

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Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, Kingsford Kitchen is also available as a private evening event venue.

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Little Taipei Restaurant

18 Bernard St (off Lincoln Road), Addington 03 338 5700 Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm

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


The funky new fun-sized Addington venue from the coffee geniuses behind Coffee Embassy (formerly Café Lumes), Little Merchants offers a welcoming environment and a delicious range of tempting cabinet goodies, but it’s the seriously good coffee (taken very seriously indeed) that will keep the hardcore caffeine fiends (and those that just like a great cuppa joe) coming back for more.


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.

Try their always-changing range of in-house blends and roasts, and further your coffee education!

BYO and licensed.

Luciano Espresso Bar

Mama Hooch

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

817 Colombo Street, Central City 03 377 2455 Open: Mon/Tue 7:30am – 5pm, Wed – Sat 7:30am – late

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!

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


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Discover your new favourite city hang-out tonight!

Gluten- & dairy-free options and plenty of parking available.


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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

Catering, private functions, breakfast, brunch, and lunch – Milieu does it all. Bookings advisable to reserve a table!

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

No.4 bar & restaurant

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

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


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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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

6 Inwoods Road, Parklands 03 383 0417 120 Withells Road, Avonhead 03 358 8960

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

new zealand/steakhouse

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A 1920s racing-themed restaurant suitable for any occasion – dinner for two, Grandpa’s 90th or a family reunion. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the bar before a big, wholesome meal such as slow-roasted pork hock, glazed pork spare ribs, succulent ribeye of beef or the daily fish special. A welcoming, family restaurant in two great locations that’s sure to please the whole stable.

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.

Discover the unique vibe, friendly staff & great food today!

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


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Pepperberry CafÉ & Florist

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

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

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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!


A sunny cafe that’s open for breakfast through to your much-needed afternoon coffee. There’s a new, exciting menu for all tastes now on offer, and the large cabinet food selection changes daily – you’ll find gourmet sandwiches, quiches, stacks, salad, and their famous baking. (People travel miles for the gluten-free chocolate brownie!)

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

A qualified florist also on site offering beautiful bouquets, flower arrangements, potted plants and a gift selection.

Pegasus bay winery


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

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

Named NZ’s best winery restaurant for 5 years running, and awarded a Chef’s Hat in the 2014 Good Food Guide, Pegasus Bay offers an unforgettable experience. The menu is influenced by the best of local produce, and changes to take advantage of seasonal offerings. Start with a complimentary tasting & discover the breathtaking gardens.

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!

Named one of New Zealand’s top 5 wine producers by influential wine commentator Robert Parker.

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



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Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar dumpling BAr

The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham 03 379 8377 144 Lichfield Street (Poplar Lane Corner), Central City (open late October) Open: 7 days 9:30am – 5:30pm

It was a mad obsession that drove local boy Sam Hooper home with a mission to serve Cantabrians the best dumplings in the land. He set out to match the best of Kiwi attitude with traditional Chinese dumpling-making methods... and his team are nailing it. They’re now expanding their dumpling empire from the famous “eat on the go kiosk” at The Colombo to a second dine-in option at Poplar Lane, due to open late October. At the new spot you can experience the one thing better than dumplings... beer and dumplings! Pot Sticker is the street name for pan-fried dumplings, although at Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar you can also have your dumplings steamed. What you won’t get are pre-made dumplings from a machine. Everything is handmade with an obsession for detail and quality. Pot Sticker Dumpling masters are from a variety of different provinces from all around China. They use techniques handed down to them from generation to generation using hand-made dumpling dough, locally sourced veges, herbs and free-range meat on a daily basis. If you’re crazy about eating the freshest dumplings in the land, then head down and watch them experimenting with new flavours in their “dumpling lab”.


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

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

Open Tue - Sun 9am – 4pm

Please book ahead for the High Tea Menu

Cupcakes • Cabinet fare for lunch Gifts • Tea garden • Fine china

76 Main St, Oxford Ph: 03 312 1416 Like us on Facebook


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Ris’tretto CAFÉ

Red elephant

670 Barbadoes Street, St Albans 03 385 8670 Open: 7 days, Mon – Fri 8:30am – 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.

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

Rocksalt cafÉ/bar

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

Stop by for an excellent coffee, casual after-work drinks or something tasty from the menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner at this friendly neighbourhood café and bar. Enjoy Happy Hour with $5 beers and house wines Tuesday to Saturday 4 to 6pm, or tuck into hearty, classic dishes at just the the right time of day to hit the spot! Drink and meal specials are often on offer – check Facebook or get in touch with the team for the latest deals or to make your booking. Now’s the perfect time to book your Christmas function!


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Sakura Japanese cuisine japanese

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

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.

STAT ESPRESSO cafÉ 132 Peterborough Street (inside Forte Health Hospital), Central City 021 782 844 Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4pm

Situated under the grand atrium in the new Forte Health Hospital in the central city, Stat Espresso pumps out amazing coffee and delicious cabinet items from Monday to Friday. Indulge yourself with a decadent sweet treat – all brought in daily – or fresh rolls and salads which are made on site each morning. A small menu of made-to-order bagels and toasties is also available.

Friendly staff, great food, good times!

The café has a beautiful relaxing environment, and there’s also plenty of parking available – why not treat yourself!


Strange & Co

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

Strange’s Lane, 89 Lichfield Street, Central City 03 365 7018


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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Strange & Co pays homage to the past, present and future of Christchurch in Strange’s Lane. Named after the department store that was housed in the original iconic Strange’s Building at the turn of the century, it has an industrial workshop feel, offering moonshine cocktails and other strange creations. Their delectable food and beverage menu and live entertainment will keep your week running smoothly and add a bit of punch to your weekend!

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sullivans IRISH PUB

The Tea House

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

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

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.

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

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Home of the World’s Largest Glass of Beer. Come down and enjoy the Sullivans experience!


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

Terrace Winebar & Restaurant, DARFIELD new zealand

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

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

Spring is upon us and the Terra Viva kitchen have been busy carefully crafting a new menu to help tantalise your taste buds. Included are new beef and lamb award standard dishes, and an eclectic mix of street food and delicious sandwiches in the always tempting cabinet. You’ve come to love Terra Viva for breakfast and brunch, so this year they’re expanding their function and high tea menus – if you want a gorgeous high tea, work function, or birthday dinner ...

With cosy indoor spaces, a covered outdoor and sheltered garden areas and deck with Mt Hutt views (perfect as the weather warms up!), Terrace is perfect for groups and intimate occasions. Book a function in your own special space, or reserve the entire facility to seat up to 80 people. The menu offers a tempting range of dishes, including Chatham Islands blue cod and their famous beef fillet.

Email steve@ for details!

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


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therapy cafÉ

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

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


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

Immerse yourself in some culture from the Tomi family as you dine on traditional Japanese cuisine. Tomi has a wide range of Japanese sake and a comprehensive wine list. Tomi offers a delicious selection of specialty Japanese dishes.

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Twenty Seven Steps

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

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

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

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.

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Trevinos – great food, a relaxed atmosphere, easy parking and outdoor dining – stop in and make yourself at home.


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

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Under the red Verandah

Valley Inn Tavern

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

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

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

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

Their happy and talented team work hard to ensure you enjoy the full Under the Red Verandah experience.

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


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FEAST food & drink

Vic’s Café

waipara hills

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

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

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.

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.

Open-plan, warm and very popular with the locals.

Winery tours are held twice daily at 11am and 3pm (bookings necessary).



The Villas

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

A beautiful slice of ‘old Christchurch’, The Villas is all about superb local cuisine, delivering a diverse menu that features mouth-watering chargrilled steaks and a delicious à la carte dinner menu, all complemented with carefully selected wines and NZ craft beers. Extensive renovations have transformed two classic, pre1900 villas into one of the city’s most iconic destinations. Nestled in a quiet spot near the Christchurch Arts Centre and Art Gallery, The Villas offers a relaxed and friendly spot to start your day with a fabulous feast from their renowned breakfast menu, or to break for lunch with a group of friends in the sun-soaked courtyard. Before dinner, relax in the new ‘back bar” with a cocktail or two, then settle in for a feast to remember. It’s all about the food! Sumptuous Steaks, their legendary Lamb Shoulder, Venison Denver Leg – there’s always something to surprise your taste buds. The wine list offers something for all palates and features wines from around the world, chosen to complement any dish. Oh, and don’t forget to leave room for dessert! There are some surprising options to discover. There’s something for everyone at The Villas, and it’s all served in one of the most iconic dining venues in the city.


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yamagen japanese restaurant japanese

53 Victoria Street, Central City 03 365 7799 Open: Lunch Mon – Fri 11:30 – 2pm, Dinner 7 days 5:30pm – late

Now reopened in Victoria Street after a long wait, Yamagen is back to doing what they do best – powering out excellent Japanese food for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Whether you opt for some of their fresh sashimi, the distinctive Yamagen Chilli Chicken or their speciality, spectacularly prepared Teppanyaki, you’re bound to enjoy your memorable dining experience. Book your company Christmas function today! Yamagen can cater a menu to your specific requirements.


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

Zenbu’s chefs serve up a range of Japanese fusion dishes accompanied by Japanese tap beer and sake. The unique fried chicken is a must try! Discover it for yourself. Try their delicious Asian twists on familiar menu items.


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LET’S DANCE Time to do as David Bowie sang and cut a rug, make shapes, kick it ol’ skool or just plain bring it at Christchurch’s annual celebration of dance and movement – The Body Festival. It’s back for its 14th year to get the blood pumping, the spirit soaring and the city up and moving. This year’s line-up rocks a blend of top-class performances (with the largest performance programme to date), masterclasses with visiting artists, and have-a-go workshops with everything from pole dancing to hip-hop, contemporary dance and circus (and plenty inbetween). Catch international works from the USA, Australia, Spain and Poland presented alongside the best local acts at more than 30 venues throughout the city. Don’t miss comedy-dance-sci-fi mash-up Terror Planet, provocative and beautiful one-woman show The Blue Bearded Lady, the Sassy & Seductive NeoBurlesque Intensive Dance Workshop and the opening No Lights, No Lycra dance party – dance like no-one’s watching (is there any other way?)! The Body Festival 24 September – 11 October,


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Spring means one thing in these parts – Cup & Show Week. Celebrate Canterbury’s biggest party in style during the week-long mix of glam parties and rural flava in November. Gussy yourself up for the big-money/fashionstakes of the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup and plan a fab farm day at the Canterbury A&P Show; you know the deal Christchurch – grab a beer at the BaaBaa Bar, watch out for splinters at the woodchopping competition, discover something delicious for lunch in the Food and Wine NZ Pavilion and check out the blue-ribbon cuteness of some 3,000 animals. Cup and Show Week 7 – 14 November and

World-class ivory tinkler Michael Houstoun, alongside Chamber Music New Zealand, are set to wow Christchurch audiences with a unique programme of works inspired by Bach’s back catalogue. Including piano transcriptions and homages to Bach by Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and Lizst, the illuminating concert also features Douglas Lilburn’s Chaconne, and a brand new commission by New Zealand composer Ross Harris, Fugue for Piano. This is one Christchurch Arts Festival event not to be missed! Michael Houston (Piano) 18 September, Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College


Cityscape has five double adult passes to the Canterbury A&P Show to giveaway. To enter, send us an email to with “Show” in the subject header and tell us the one animal you wish you could see at the Show. Entries close 1 November. 

CIRQUE DE THRILLS Brimming with old world circus skills and avant-garde burlesque, Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque promises fast-paced, humorous displays of balance, contortion, stamina, aerial artistry and death-defiance (The Colombian Wheel of Death anyone?) in their intimate show. Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque, 12 – 17 November,

THE BIG TEASE Get your fix of tasselled temptresses, vaudevillian antics and risqué circus-based stunts at the annual celebration of retro glam that is the New Zealand Burlesque Festival. Featuring the cream of the spangly crop, watch in slack-jawed, bedazzled amazement as the Christchurch entertainment legend Mullet Man introduces an all-star line-up of Kiwi and international performers that includes Ginger Valentine, Missy Lisa, Angi B. Lovely, Bazuka Joe, local Burlesque Queen Ruby Ruin and multi-award-winning New Zealand starlet MisRed Delicious at Twiggers, Addington Raceway on 17 October. New Zealand Burlesque Festival Tour, 17 October,




0800 CONCERT (266 2378)

Two world-class acts are on tour this spring with Chamber Music New Zealand. Michael Houstoun (piano) Known and loved by audiences nationwide, Michael Houstoun is touring with a unique programme of works inspired by Bach. It includes piano transcriptions and homages to Bach by Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and Lizst. The piano did not exist during Bach’s lifetime – this is an exciting chance to hear how other composers have interpreted his music for the instrument. The concert also features Douglas Lilburn’s Chaconne, and a brand new commission by New Zealand composer Ross Harris, Fugue for Piano. It is brought to you in association with the Christchurch Arts Festival. Friday 18 September, 7:30pm Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College. Vienna Piano Trio Capturing the spirit of chamber music, the Vienna Piano Trio is a polished gem steeped in the grand Central European musical tradition. Ensemble-in-residence at Vienna’s Konzerthaus and with regular performances at the Wigmore Hall, their sophisticated artistic expression has been charming audiences around the world for over 25 years. The concert showcases a transcription of Shoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, and also includes Brahms’ first Piano Trio. Tuesday 13 October, 7:30pm Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College. For concert details and ticketing: 0800 CONCERT (266 2378)


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HERE & NOW GIGS, CONCERTS & EVENTS culture shock COMEDY Scared Scriptless [Every Fri/ Sat, 10:15pm] The Court Theatre, Bernard St, Addington Book it: Website. The Court Jesters continue to bring the funny in the 26th year of their late night improvised comedy show.

Lycra” in a show that presents the mid-life crisis in all its glory. Little Red Riding Hood [Wed 30 Sep – Sat 10 Oct, times vary] The Court Theatre, Bernard St, Addington www. Book it: Website. The audience is called upon to help save Little Red Riding Hood from the Big Bad Wolf in the Court’s latest kids’ show fairytale adaptation.

already won over Ellen Degeneres; now they make it down here to put our inner rationalists to the test. Christchurch Arts Festival [Until Sun 20 September, times vary] Various venues www. Book it: Website. The celebration of all things arts continues.

Dr Libby: Why Are You So Tired? [Mon 12 & Mon 21 Oct 7pm] Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, Merivale Book it: Website. Dr Libby swings in for a bit of wellbeing guru-ing.

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FILM Show Me Shorts [Fri 13 – Sat 21 Nov, times vary] Alice NZ Burlesque Festival 2015 Cori Gonzalez-Macuer and [Sat 17 Oct, 7:30pm] Twiggers, Cinematheque, 209 Tuam St, Guests [Thu 17 Sep, 8pm] South Pacific [Fri 9/Sat 10 Oct, Addington Raceway, Addington Central City www.showme Morrell & Co, 280 Lincoln Rd, times vary] Isaac Theatre Royal, Book it: Website. Addington www.eventfinder. NZ’s top short film festival Book it: Website. The teases Book it: Eventfinder. Billy 145 Gloucester St, Central City and temptations of the national returns for another year, T award winner and star of showcasing the best in local Book it: Website. Rodgers and Burlesque Festival make their recent Kiwi hit What We Do In way south in a showcase of the and world bite-sized cinema. Hammerstein’s war-time The Shadows Cori Gonzalezromance comes through town best of the 2015 fest. Macuer drops by with some Aural Pleasure mates for some prime comedy. as part of a national tour. The Busk-A-Thon [Sat 17/Sun CLASSICAL MUSIC Exit The King [Sat 17 Oct – Sat 18 Oct, begins Sat 8am] Charles The HOPT To It Comedy CSO: The Romantics [Sat 19 Luney Auditorium, St 7 Nov, times vary] The Court Grapevine Tour [Tue 6 Oct, Sep, 7:30pm] Air Force Theatre, Bernard St, Addington Margaret’s College, 12 8pm] Winnie Bagoes City, Cnr Museum of New Zealand, 45 Book Winchester St, Merivale, Madras & Allen Sts www. Harvard Ave, Wigram www.cso. additional venues www. it: Website. King Berenger has Book it: Website. Book it: ruled for 400 years, but now comedygrapevine Book it: Outstanding Australian violinist Father Time is calling. The King, Website. Performers from Eventfinder. National comedy Kristian Winther makes his around Christchurch busk for though, is having none of it in circuit regulars Nick Rado, 24 hours at venues around the debut with the CSO in a this dark and witty comedy. Urzila Carlson and Steve programme of New Romantic city in support of local charity Wrigley stop in as part of their Mary Poppins [Sat 21 Nov – music from Beethoven, Home & Family. springtime national road trip. Sat 23 Jan, times vary] The Mendelssohn, and Dvorák. Le Noir – The Dark Side of Court Theatre, Bernard St, The Nerd Degree [Wed 7 Oct CSO: War Requiem [Sat 3 Oct, Cirque [Thu 12 – Tue 17 Nov, & Wed 4 Nov, 7:30pm] Orange Addington www.courttheatre. 7:30pm plus Sat 14/Sun 15, 2pm 7:30pm] Air Force Museum of Book it: Website. The Studios, 1063 Ferry Road, matinees] Isaac Theatre Royal, New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, film-based musical hits the Ferrymead www.nerddegree. Wigram Book it: Court stage, complete with big 145 Gloucester St, Central City com Book it: Orange Studios. Website. The CSO join forces musical numbers, familyA live monthly comedy panel with the Christchurch City friendly life lessons, and flying. LeNoirCirque Book it: Ticketek. show from local and visiting Choir to present Britten’s work, A spectacular blend of oldcomedians in the style of Q.I. PERFORMANCE one of the great choral pieces world circus and burlesque Band of Magicians of the 20th century. THEATRE from some of the world’s best [Wed 16 – Sat 19 Sep, 7:30pm MAMIL [Until Sat 3 Oct, times The Vienna Piano Trio [Tue 13 acrobats ... look out for The plus 2pm matinee Sat] Isaac vary] The Court Theatre, Oct, 7:30pm] Charles Luney Colombian Wheel of Death! Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester Bernard St, Addington www. Swan Lake – Imperial Russian Auditorium, St Margaret’s St, Central City www.event Book it: College, 12 Winchester St, Ballet Company [Sat 28/Sun Website. Mark Hadlow stars as Book it: Ticketek. Merivale www.chambermusic. 29 Nov, 8pm Sat, 2pm Sun] the titular “Middle-Aged Man In Magic’s first ‘supergroup’ has Book it: Website. One of Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Europe’s top chamber music Gloucester St, Central City groups arrives on our shores Book with a programme featuring mel parsons it: Ticketek. The acclaimed Haydn and Schonberg. Russian ballet company


The 2015 Silver Scroll nominee and rising star hits the Isaac Theatre Royal on 5 November on her Drylands tour, accompanied by both her band and fellow Cantabrian chanteuse Julia Deans.

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presents the ballet classic of love, forgiveness and magic in the Theatre Royal. WISDOM TEDxChristchurch 2015: Think Again [Sat 3 Oct, 10am – 6:30pm] TEDxVillage, Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Website. A one-day event that brings people together to be intrigued, inspired, provoked and uplifted by leading local, national and global thinkers and doers.

CSO: Lilburn at 100 [Thu 15 Oct, 6pm] Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, Merivale Book it: Website. A special concert to mark the life and works of the man known as ‘the grandfather of New Zealand composition’. CSO: Last Night of the Proms [Fri 30/Sat 31 Oct, 7:30pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Website. Enjoy the annual




down memory lane. NZSO Presents: Bold Worlds – Fire and Ice [Wed 4 Nov, 7pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington www. Book it: Website. Finnish clarinet master (you heard us) Kari Kriikku joins the NZSO for an intrepid new classical programme.

Maroon 5 [Thu 1 Oct, 6pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington www.maroon5. com Book it: Ticketek Multiaward winning, mega-selling musicians in our midst – Adam Levine and crew make their first ever trip to Aotearoa.

The Church Tour 2015 – The Lost Highway (Delaney CSO: Enchantment [Sat 21 Nov, Davidson, Tami Neilson, Barry Saunders and Marlon 7:30pm] Air Force Museum of Williams) [Thu 8/Fri 9 Oct, New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram Book it: 8pm] St Michael & All Angels, 86-90 Oxford Tce, Central City Website. A programme of works from Estonian composer & Cardboard Cathedral, Cnr Madras and Hereford Sts, Arvo Pärt, Rachmaninov and Central City www.civicevents. Rimsky-Korsakov, showcasing piano star Claire-Marie Le Guay. Book it: Website. There’s a rootin’ NZSO: Rite of Spring [Wed 25 tootin’ country feel to this Nov, 7pm] Horncastle Arena, year’s church tour as four big Jack Hinton Dve, Addington names in the NZ scene play St Book it: Michael & All Angels (Thu) and Website. The NZSO return for a the Cardboard Cathedral (Fri). performance of Stravinsky’s magnum opus, as well as works Mel Parsons [Thu 5 Nov, by Vaughan Williams & Walton. 7:30pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Book it: Anika Moa – Queen At The Ticketkek. Mel Parsons plays Table Tour [Sat 19 Sep, 8:30pm the Isaac Theatre Royal. & Sun 20 Sep, 7:30pm] Courtney Barnett [Sat 7 Nov, Wunderbar, 19 London St, Lyttelton 8pm] The Foundry, 90 Ilam Rd, Ilam www.socialhub.courtney Book it: Eventfinder. The Kiwi singer-songwriter hits the road Book it: Dash Tickets. Aussie sensation with songs from her new Courtney Barnett returns to album, old favourites and New Zealand. killer covers.

Jonathan Smart Gallery Galleries & displays

52 Buchan Street, Sydenham 03 365 7070

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


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Pomp & Circumstance of this Devilskin – Mountains and the musical celebration of all things Moon Tour [Fri 25 Sep, British. Jolly good, eh what? 7:30pm] The Bedford at CPSA, The Glen Miller Orchestra [Sat 126 Madras St, Central City Book it: 31 Oct, 7:30pm] Horncastle Eventfinder. The hardcore Kiwi Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, rockers carving themselves out Addington Book it: Ticketek. The swing-era a big reputation return home superstars are in town for a trip with a bag full of new songs.

courtNEY BARNETT It’s only last year that the Melbournite made her first visit to our shores, and between visits she’s become an international sensation. Her witty, rambling debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit has charted big time here, in Oz and in the UK & US. She pops over to play The Foundry on 7 November – it could be your last chance to catch her at a small venue! Courtney Barnett, 7 November Chris Cornell [Fri 20/Sat 21 Nov, 7pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Ticketek. Frontman extraordinaire and seller of 30 million albums, Chris Cornell is in town sans band to showcase his considerable talents. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain [Fri 27 Nov, 7:30pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington Book it: Ticketek. The group that inspired a worldwide ukulele craze is on tour to celebrate ‘30 plucking years’. The Coronas [Mon 30 Nov, 7pm] Dux Live, 363 Lincoln Rd, Addington Book it: Website. The Dublin quartet on the rise drop in to rock the Dux in one of just two New Zealand shows.

out and about FESTIVALS Body Festival 2015 [Thu 24 Sep – Mon 12 Oct, times vary] Various venues www.thebody. Book it: Website. The annual celebration of dance and movement returns for 2015 with performances, workshops, and have-a-go events. Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week [Tue 6 – Fri 9 Oct, times vary] The Tannery, 3 Garlands Rd, Woolston

Book it: Website. Perk up, fashionistas; the return of the annual fashion and modelling showcase that puts a spotlight on local talent in the industry. Manderley Home & Garden Festival [Sat 7/Sun 8 Nov] Manderley Homestead, 3875 Christchurch Akaroa Rd, Little River Book it: Door sales. The popular day(s) out on Banks Peninsula returns with food, stalls, music, and a chance to see the historic homestead. Cup and Show Week [Sat 7 – Sat 14 Nov, times vary] Various locations www.nzcupandshow. Book it: Website. Canterbury’s biggest party is back for another week! EVENTS With This Ring Bridal Show [Sun 20 Sep] Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram www. Book it: With This Ring Facebook page. A new bridal show from the people behind wedding mag With This Ring. Women’s Lifestyle Expo 2015 [Sat 26/Sun 27 Sep, 10am 5pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve. Addington www. Book it: Door sales. A two-day extravaganza for women of all ages, with more than 200 firms showcasing products and services.


Christchurch Casino attraction

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

Upon entering the Christchurch Casino, you’re visiting the largest and most diverse gaming and entertainment destination in Christchurch. As New Zealand’s first casino, the Christchurch Casino is a magnificent complex, and features 500 gaming machines, 36 table games, a Baccarat Room, four restaurants and a sports bar. From contemporary dining in The Grand Café, to the delicious pizza range in Monza, authentic Cantonese dishes at Chi Kitchen and the new Mashina Burgers and Dogs menu, they offer the best value, quality food and great service. Enjoy live music, amazing cash giveaways, events and exciting promotions – there is always something on at Christchurch Casino! Free hotel/motel shuttle service from 6pm until 2am.


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

See the best movies in New Zealand. The country’s best independent cinema presents in high definition and with spectacular Dolby sound. Movie vouchers are available for big savings! Movie meal deals are also available; choose from the likes of Indian Sumner, Salt Bar and Café, and the Cave Rock Hotel.

Galina Kim – Country Motifs

Clare Wilcox

R20 venue / Play safe, drink safe / Host responsibility limits apply / Dress code applies / R.O.A.R

Where movie lovers belong.


HERE & NOW GIGS, CONCERTS & EVENTS -blacks continue the battle for national rugby bragging rights.

VINE TIMES The epicness

that is the South Island Wine & Food Festival returns to Hagley Park on 5 December with its signature combo of the Mainland’s finest tastemakers, wines and killer tunes. Pick up tips, eat and drink your fill and groove to Sneaky Sound System, Tahuna Breaks and Sal Valentine & the Babyshakes.

Battle of the Rebuild [Sat 12 Sep, 6:30pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington www.enthdegree. Book it: Ticketek. The city’s major rebuild outfits box for charity again in this gala event.


Cityscape has two double passes to the South Island Wine & Food Festival to giveaway. To enter, send us an email at with “Festival” in the subject header and tell us your favourite drop. Entries close 30 November. Fun Palaces [Sat 3/Sun 4 Oct, 9am – 4pm] Various venues, Central City Book it: Free. This weekend of fun offers a range of pop-up arts, science and culture activities in the central city. Cholmondeley Children’s Centre Open Day [Sat 10 Oct, 10am – 2pm] 6 Cholmondeley Ln, Governors Bay www Book it: Free. The respite care centre throws open the doors to its brand new facility, reopened with community support. Nurse Maude Black Tie Event [Sat 10 Oct, 6:30pm – 11:30pm] Rydges Latimer Christchurch, 30 Latimer Square, Central City Book it: Website. A night of entertainment to raise money for Nurse Maude – dine, drink, dance and bid at the auction. Spring Fling [Sun 11 Oct, 11am – 5pm] Broadfields New Zealand Landscape Garden, 250 Selwyn Rd, Prebbleton Book it: Website/gate sales. A fun family day in the beautiful Broadfield Garden that features tours, stalls, food and drink, activities for the kids & more.

Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington www. Book it: Website/door sales. Hundreds of home and living ideas and sweet deals in one handy expo at the arena.

Morgan Williams Park, Kaiapoi www.kaiapoi

Canterbury A&P Show 2015 [Wed 11 – Fri 13 Nov, 8am – 5:30pm] Canterbury Agricultural Park, Curletts Rd, Wigram Book it: Website/gate sales. We just need to say “It’s The Show” here, really – you know the deal, Christchurch. Get to it!

Lyttelton Farmers’ Market [Every Sat, 10am – 1pm] London St, Lyttelton

Ohoka Garden Tour [Sun 22 Nov, 10am] Ohoka School, Jacksons Road, Ohoka www. Book it: Website. The popular garden fair & fete offers the chance to visit 7 lovely Ohoka gardens and enjoy the school fete. Markets Boulevard Arts Market [Daily, 9am – 5pm] 31 Worcester Bvd, Central City Christchurch Farmers’ Market [Every Sat, 9am – 1pm] Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Rd, Fendalton www.christchurch

Canterbury Home Show [Fri 16 Kaiapoi Farmers’ Market – Sun 18 Oct, 10am – 6pm Fri & [Every Sat, 9am – 12pm]

Lincoln Farmers’ & Craft Market [Every Sat, 10am – 1pm] On the green beside Hillyers Cafe, Gerald St, Lincoln www.

New Brighton Community Market [Every Sat, 10am – 2pm] 40 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton www.facebook .com/NBCommunityMarket Opawa / St Martins Farmers’ Market [Every Sun, 9am – 12pm] 275 Fifield Tce, Opawa Re:START Market [Every Fri, Sat & Sun, 10am] Re:START Mall, Cashel St, Central City The Riccarton Market [Every Sun, 9am – 2pm] Riccarton Park, Racecourse Rd SPORT/fitness ITM Cup Rugby [Sat 12 Sep, Wed 23 Sep, Sun 27 Sep, Sat Oct 10, times vary] AMI Stadium, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington www.canterbury Book it: Ticket Direct. The mighty red-and

Dead End Derby: Revenge of the Nerds [Sat 26 Sep, 6pm] Cowles Stadium, 170 Pages Rd, Wainoni www.deadendderby. org Book it: Eventfinder. An exhibition bout from the Dead End league that sees the Nerds take on the Cheerleaders. Get along dressed in theme! The Breeze Walking Festival [Sat 26 Sep – Sat 10 Oct, times vary] Various locations www. Book it: Free. There’s over 30 walking events in this fortnight-long festival of the stroll. CBD Stampede [Sun 27 Sep, 9am] Hagley Park North, Rolleston Ave, Central City Book it: Website. The obstacle course challenge returns for another year to test runners with its 8km central city circuit. Silver Ferns vs Australia [Tue 20 Oct, 7:30pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington Website: www. Book it: Ticketek. The Ferns take on arch-rivals Australia in their ongoing battle for supremacy. Stick it to them, ladies! Stadium Challenge [Sun 22 Nov, different start times available] AMI Stadium, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington www. Book it: Website. Tackle and conquer 5,000 stairs in this calf-busting event in AMI Stadium. House of Travel Triathlon Festival [Sun 29 Nov, start times vary] Pegasus Town, North Canterbury www. Book it: Website. A massive day of multisport with multiple triathlon events for all ages and experience levels.

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

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

ferrymead heritage park attraction

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

Step back into the 1920s at Ferrymead Heritage Park and museums. Ride on steam trains and electric trams – trains run 1st Sunday of each month, trams run 7 days every week. Something for everyone to enjoy!


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Cityscape discovers la dolce vita in Christchurch.



1 STYLE ON TAP Show that bathroom some amore and get its swag on with this gorgeous Goccia by Gessi faucet and basin from Edward Gibbon. 2 SALUTE Praise the beer gods and enjoy the taste of the Mediterranean that is Italian sessional Peroni Nastro Azzurro – on tap, just like the Italians drink it, at Baretta and Café Valentino. 3 MAMA MIA For authentic Italian cuisine look no further than Casa Nostra Italian Kitchen – their home-made ravioli, filled with pumpkin in a light sage sauce, is simply delizioso! 4 RISTRETTO TRYST Paying homage to Italian coffee culture, Nespresso has released two new limited edition ristretto coffees: Tribute to Milano and Tribute to Palermo. Both aim to immerse you into the atmosphere of these enchanting Italian cities; get them at Ballantynes. 5 POP YOUR CORK Well-structured and light-bodied, classic vino Produttori del Barbaresco 2011 Barbaresco from Decant is perfect for an afternoon Italian fix. 6 HOT TO TROT Step out in style with these killer Rebecca Balducci Melissa 5401 heels from Issimo. 7 GLARE AFFAIR Rockin’ that casual yet sophisticated quintessential Italian style, Fendi fashionista faves the 5227 exude high-end designer wear with an edge – perfect for a spring road trip. 8 INNOCENT UNTIL … Confess and give in to the sexy citrus and geranium allure of iconic fragrance Gucci Guilty – created for modern rebels. 9 GET LICKED You don’t need to get on a plane to enjoy a scoop of Italian gelato. Award-winning Zuzu’s Gelato has created a palette of flavours that will tantalise your taste buds.

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Cityscape magazine spring 2015  

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