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Contents Cityscape | Spring 2016

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fashion forward Cityscape profiles the hottest spring and summer looks from New Zealand’s top designers.


06 Word on the street Tip offs, trends and more. 08 The iconic Isaac Theatre Royal. 10 Don’t give up your day job We join the floral artists at Moffatt’s Flower Company. 12 SPRING EDIT This season’s must haves. 14 5 things to do Spring’s must-dos for your diary. 15 MOVERS & SHAKERS Cityscape catches up with The Emerald Room’s Louise Pidcock. 16 MADE IN CHCH Handcrafted treasures from Filigree Fine Jewels.



22 The gourmand’s guide to spring in Christchurch. 23 rEVIEW Cityscape slithers into King of Snake. 25 Recipes Pan-fried whitebait and the Flipping Jack cocktail. 27 FOOD FILES Essentials for the pantry and more besides. 28 THE A-LIST Gourmet goodies, catering, functions and venues. 32 FOOD & DRINK Dining and drinking in the city.



Fashion & Wellbeing

68 Looking good, feeling good. 69 the good life With Dr Libby. 70 spring sizzle Turn up the heat for spring. 72 On trend The hottest trends from the world’s top runways. 74 dress you up Keep things short and flirty this season. 76 style for the boys Killer looks for the dapper lad.

CS Living

84 House, home and lifestyle. 85 OUTER SPACES The latest in outdoor trends with Canopy Landscape Architects. 86 Hot property Hot tips from real estate guru Mary Turnbull. 87 HOME SWEET HOME Add some swag to your pad. 88 read, watch, listen Reviews, profiles and goss.

What’s On

94 The Christchurch hotlist. 96 Gigs, concerts & events The city’s hottest tickets. 104 THE LAST WORD Sweeney Todd’s Teddy Tahu Rhodes.

Hit us up online for the latest and greatest in top tips, reviews, events, and Christchurch happenings as they happen!

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Editor’s Note

cityscape magazine Spring 2016

ceo/director Andrea Rickerby Editor Isaac Wilson Sub Editor Ben Allan Senior Designers Darlene Mineault, Justine Holmes Web Design & Development Tristan Brehaut Account Managers Derek Thorp Accounts Administrator Claire Ross Cover Image Ellie Goulding


o long winter – it’s been swell, but boy have we ever been hanging for spring to roll into town with its riotous explosions of colour courtesy of new blooms, blossom and fashions (along with lighter, seriously tasty new season menu eats and drinks!). To celebrate escaping winter’s icy grasp, we’ve pumped up our fashion offering, tapping into the genius of leading designers Karen Walker, Trelise Cooper, Margarita Robertson (NOM*d) and Vicki Taylor (Taylor) in our ‘Fashion Forward’ feature (p17) for the inside word on what’s hot and happening for the spring/summer season. This issue is also fit to burst with advice, from everyone’s fave lifestyle guru Dr Libby (p69) to the latest outdoor trends from the guys at Canopy Landscape Architects, and we catch up with Sweeney Todd star and Kiwi opera god Teddy Tahu Rhodes (p104), too. It’s all capped off with a bodacious prize bounty (check out pages 69, 73 and 95) and all the usual things Cityscape-esque to ensure you hit spring hard!


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Word on the Street Tip-Offs, Trends & More


All Hail the Hall

After being off the city’s venue menu since the quakes, the Arts Centre’s Great Hall opened again on 1 June. In a stellar return to form, the Hall’s magnificent full-wall stained glass window has been completely reinstated as part of the Arts Centre’s $290 million restoration project (which should be nearly half completed by the end of this year) – also back after a long absence is historic scientist’s hangout Rutherford’s Den, rebuilt from the inside out and now open with a new range of informative interactive exhibits.


he city hospitality scene just keeps on heating up! Luckily for you Cityscape is here to keep you clued up. Listen in: at the bottom of the BNZ Centre in Hereford Street, you’ll find the tastiness of new Indian street food eatery Mumbaiwala Indian Street Kitchen, while the Lichfield Street rebirth keeps getting better with the opening of Sal’s New York Pizzeria at number 146. While you’re still in the CBD, you can now hit the Mediterranean Food Company for delicious pizza and pasta dinners on Friday nights (and look out for their new Rangiora outfit, opening soon), and keep an eye out on progress too at a new permanent site for Rollickin’ Gelato at the end of New Regent Street. Over in Riccarton The Craic Irish Bar has undergone an awesome new makeover, while in exciting news for shoe lovers Skechers has opened its first South Island store at Westfield Riccarton. Look out for exciting new dining options in the form of the brand spanking new Fig Restaurant at Quality Hotel Elms, exciting Argentinian asado dining at Embers in the Papanui Club – with your meat cooked over an open central fire pit – or fresh, delicious salads and souvlakis at Riccarton Road’s Oregano Salad & Grill. Pressed for time? The Colombo is offering a new personal shopper service. And if you’re hitting one of the regular live gigs at Ferrymead’s Orange Studios, you can now tap their “Saxy Time” bar, where your delicious Three Boys beer arrives via saxophone beer tap that plays classic sax tunes as it pours!

CHCH ON FILM Brit legend Timothy Spall and lauded Kiwi actress Melanie Lynskey started filming Margaret Mahy adaptation The Changeover around the city in August.

SING STREET Sometimes you just gotta sing when you’re winning – or even when you’re not. Live out those rock star moments on Riccarton Road at Ancestral (pictured) and the new Host Restaurant and Karaoke Bar, who can hook you up not only with specialty, purpose-built karaoke facilities, but also some awesome Chinese food offerings and soothing elixirs (to keep that singing voice in check). Sounds like the makings of a sweet night out to us!

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LIFTING THE VALE More great post-quake news as beloved city icon Mona Vale Homestead on the banks of the River Avon in Fendalton gets set to once again open its doors for weddings, dinners and special occasions under the auspices of the legends at Continental Catering. The historic old girl reopens in November and will be back to offering lunches and high teas and hosting swanky private events seven days a week – we know you’ve been clamouring for it, and they’re already taking bookings for Summer 16/17!

 On the cover Singer-songwriter/

global phenomenon/rumoured Ed Sheeran heartbreaker Ellie Goulding brings her Delirium World Tour to Horncastle Arena on 29 September. The pop princess will be pulling out all the stops with tracks from this new album, sprinkled with hits from her mega-selling debut Lights and second album Halcyon for good measure.

CREPE EXPECTATIONS Go Gallic on breakfast, brunch or lunch at The Colombo with the new authentic deliciousness of Maison de Crepes, who whip up your choice of scrummy sweet or savoury French crepes freshly before your very eyes... just try to leave your mouth closed so your drooling stays secret!


Fireside Dining

Nestled cosily inside the Papanui Club, Embers introduces an exciting new dining experience to the city – and New Zealand – in fine Argentinian style! Line up your choice of slow-roasted meat from the crackling central asado (fire pit), add a side dish and something from the range of delectable, piquant sauces, and watch as the kitchen staff whip everything together for you in the open kitchen. Wing it or take some seasoned advice from the Embers team on the tastiest combos. The wide and tempting range available means there’s something for all tastes. With a relaxed, convivial atmosphere that’s perfect for socialising, Embers is a top spot for a clan gathering, a meal with friends or even a special dinner for two. iBuen provecho!

Known for taking its clients on luxurious journeys of relaxation and beautification, Merivale’s award-winning Champs-Elysées Day Spa will undertake a journey of its own when it relocates to the lux surrounds of the iconic and historic The Charlotte Jane building (110 Papanui Road) in November. Originally located in the OGB building alongside the Heritage Hotel, the Spa moved to its current location in Merivale following the earthquakes.

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urban etiquette


The Iconic:

Isaac Theatre Royal


ith roots in the city’s very fabric, the Isaac Theatre Royal has been knocking around in one of three forms since 1863. The first iteration, located across the road from the current site, started out as the Canterbury Music Hall, before swishing things up with the names Royal Princess Theatre and then Theatre Royal following a refurbishment. Fast forward 13 years and local architect A.W Simpson designed new digs on the same site, which opened in 1876. Work on the beloved venue we now know started at the end of 1906 and was completed 15 months later, and included the now-famous Italianate painting of scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by G.C Post. In 1928 huge internal renovations stripped out the interior, removed support pillars and added cantilevered seating for optimal viewing, with a slick new marble staircase also installed. It was all smooth sailing until the earthquakes rocked the old girl – with talk of demolition circling like a vulture, the theatre trust powered on with the city behind them and fundraising assistance from legendary thesp Sir Ian McKellen and Diana, Lady Isaac (whose name honours the venue). The theatre was restored to its full Edwardian glory, with a triumphant re-opening in November 2014.

WHITE HOT White Room Interiors is one concept store that is definitively nailing its concept. Comprising a wide range of timeless, quality products that are carefully chosen solely for the purpose of beautifully enhancing your home, their selection includes bed throws, duvets and towels, and imported homewares including lamps, mirrors and lighting. As you’re looking at some of the world’s best brands including Designers Guild, French Country Collections, Ottoman Collection, Artwood, Pre de Provence French soaps, lotions and creams and Europe’s best fabric and wallpapers, you can’t help but be inspired.

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OK – so you lost an afternoon at work making sure you snagged those tix as soon as they dropped, you’ve cleared the morning post-gig for recovery purposes, and you’re amping to catch your fave band of all time (seriously, they’re finally playing CHCH!). Give thanks to the gods, but take heed rock-jock; they’re a lot of other people’s favourites too, and those peeps don’t need you demolishing all their joy. First off, if you wanna be rocking that primo stage-front possie and fist pumping the night away, arrive early. No-one likes that person that turns up two minutes before the show and shoves their way up to where the people that have been waiting hours are standing – besides, that person you’re dragging in your wake of shame looks hella embarrassed! ‘Don’t shove’ is a good rule in general, in fact – if you find forward progress impeded, it’s probably because there’s no more room. Live with it! (See: arrive early, above.) Consider: do I really need a terrible cellphone video recording I’ll never watch again? (Live in the moment champ, and keep the douche factor low.) Finally, drinks are for drinking – not throwing, jostling, spilling, wetting, and fight starting. Maybe stay up the back to enjoy that tray of 4 brimming cups of beer, instead of optimistically hoping the crowd will miraculously part like the Red Sea. Now, enjoy!

Close to Home

Dead Set

Christchurch is set to hit the small screen with new comedy show Dead Famous, written by Hollywood writer Max Hoffman and local lad Aaron Keown, the pair behind city-based 03 Productions. Deemed a sitcom based around a ‘dodgy PR and events company in Christchurch’, it was shot with a local cast and crew with the exception of Axis of Awesome lead singer Jordan Raskoulos, who plays an MP. Dead Famous went into post production in August and will be shopped around the networks in September – look out for it!

Influential Christchurchbased artists have collaborated to develop CoCA’s latest innovative exhibition, Contemporary Christchurch, which celebrates the range of exciting and inventive art that’s being created by local artists in and around Ōtautahi. The works chosen each engage with Christchurch’s changing and unique locality, community and situation, making the exhibition something of a snapshot not only of the city art scene, but the city itself as viewed through the prism of the arts. To 6 November

DON’T GIVE UP YOUR DAY JOB My spiralling’s all out of whack, causing my bouquet to bulge and all my precision-placed flowers to independently move around the bouquet – it’s like watching time-lapse footage of Gondwanaland breaking up, and I have as much control over stopping it. The mediumsized bouquet I’m working on should have taken around 10 minutes to make the journey from flower selection through to the bodacious, bundle-of-joy-bringing bouquets Moffat’s Flower Company is famous for. But edging towards the 30-minute mark, I still haven't nailed mine, which is meant to be bound for Auckland. Resident floristry genius Tessa smiles kindly and offers pointers picked up over her 35-year career as I battle to restore obedience to my wayward bouquet. Tessa advises that once tied off and with stems clipped, our bouquets should be able to stand upright on the table – her bouquet, an artistically displayed explosion of colour bound to delight its recipients in Wellington, stands handsomely at attention. I don’t even need to put mine on the table top to know that it’ll be leaning like the Tower of Pisa and quickly topple over. My effort doesn't make it to Auckland – instead it comes back to the office with me where it has a Monet effect – looks good from a distance, but up close it’s a hot mess. My colleagues suggest I give it to my mother, the insinuation clear: it’s a bouquet only a mother could love. And she does!

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Image: Lilia, 2015 by Nina Oberg Humphries




1 Senso Georgie II Strappy Heels (RRP $320) from Raw Nova


2 George & Co Geometric Table Lamp (RRP $89.50) from Casual & Country



3 Durance Cotton Flower Soap (RRP $37.60) from White Room Interiors

This season’s essentials.


4 Armoury Earpiece with Black Diamonds, Sterling Silver and 9ct Gold (RRP $3,050) from Filigree Fine Jewels

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5 Uniqwa Plantation Butterfly Chair (RRP $1,550) from Interiors By Lume 6 Natasha Sapphire and Diamond Platinum Ring (RRP $6,990) from Kennett Crafted Jewels 7 Melbourne Gin Company (RRP $74.99) from The Beer Library

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8 Saben Ryder Tote (RRP $550) from Issimo 9 Talulah Elodie Midi Dress (RRP $298) from Raw Nova

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5 Things To Do This Spring


CMNZ: Quintessence Mini Festival Mozart, meet Brahms.  24 September


FESTA Jump on the architecturego-round.  21 – 24 October


Jim Jefferies The Aussie comic genius is back!  22 October


New Zealand Cup & Show Week Giddy up, it’s show time!  5 – 12 November

survival Guide

Stag Night/Hen’s Party OK, so the Big Day is happening – congratulations! But before you can even

think about that, there’s the Big Night to get through first. The stag night/hen’s party has ruined many reputations in its time, and a fair number of friendships as well; it’s all fun and games until someone loses a bride. Yes it’s an epic night of partying, sure, but you want a night to remember that’s 1) memorable for the right reasons; 2) actually able to be remembered. So clue up! When it comes to the evening itself; eating is not cheating! Don’t make that classic mistake of assuming you’ll get some dinner somewhere along the way; a big meal is going to be your best friend tonight. A few shenanigans are par for the course – take your ribbing/punishment with good grace, but don’t be afraid to put your foot down, because in the days of social media, a photo of you Glad-wrapped in the birthday suit to a lamppost or shoulder-riding a male stripper on Facebook may not play so well with potential employers (you may want to set a general ‘no photos’ rule ahead of time, in fact). If you’re seriously worried about what your dodgiest mates might subject you to, consider tapping the older generation for an invite – a parental figure along for the ride is nature’s handbrake on bad behaviour. And know when to bail – DO. NOT. do those last round of shots. High-tail it into a cab and start focussing on the recovery ahead; it’s going to need all your attention!

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Images: NZO: Jeff Busby; FESTA: Peanut Productions


NZO: Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber sings.  12 – 15 October

Movers & Shakers Cityscape catches up with The Emerald Room’s bar superstar Louise Pidcock. Halfway through her second degree, Louise has been shaking it with the best of them for the past three years and is hooked on the hospo life.


hat’s your signature cocktail? The ‘Flippin Jack’ (see recipe on page 24) – it’s a decadent after-dinner style cocktail with a creamy texture created from the whisking of the whole egg. The vanilla and chocolate bring out the flavour notes in the bourbon and coffee liqueur, with the Laphroaig bringing another level of depth to the overall flavour palette. What’s the secret to a killer cocktail? Balance! A cocktail is only as good as its proportions. The right level of base spirit, citrus and bitters are essential to making a killer cocktail. Fave place for a big night? Mexicano’s. Tequila and tacos? I don’t see how you could conquer that for a perfect night. Christchurch’s hidden gem? The Poplar Social Club. This speakeasy style cocktail lounge is part of Dux Central, with its entrance hidden down Poplar Lane. Lush wallpaper, comfy booths, and a cocktail list with something for everyone – a visit to our cocktail maestro Charles Gillet is a must do when visiting Christchurch. Fave fancy eats? The Monday Room. Previous Dux employee Joel Christian’s new and improved rendition of Christchurch’s much loved Monday Room has an excellent brunch menu which I honestly cannot fault … that and seriously delicious cocktails.

aww nuts! Is what you’ll be saying (or something a little spicier) if you arrive too late to the Christchurch Farmer’s Market and pleasureseeking foodies have cleaned out all of White Heart Specialty Nut Butter’s bangin’ Ginger Hazelnut Bites. These best-sellers are gluten, dairy and sugar free – they’re made in Tai Tapu with locally grown, batch roasted hazelnuts and taste phenom! RRP $7 (200g)

Best of British

Top hole, old chap; the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra reminds us we’re still part of the Commonwealth with their Last Night of the Proms over two nights on 4 & 5 November in the Isaac Theatre Royal. Get ready to unfurl your flag of choice (hey, it’s 2016 now – it’s not all about the UK!), sing along, and generally have a spiffing time. The popular concert nights will feature the usual A to Z of rousing classical favourites – let’s namecheck Handel, Mozart and Tchaikovsky for starters – and of course simply couldn’t conclude with anything else but the musical traditions that are more British than wearing a bowler hat while you eat cucumber sandwiches in the rain: Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.

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#madeinchch Filigree Fine Jewels


ow into their second decade and firmly established as one of the city’s leading jewellers, Christchurch’s iconic Filigree Fine Jewels have been meticulously handcrafting their range of breathcatching unique jewellery in the city since 2005. Led by accomplished jeweller and designer Vanessa Stowers, the talented team of jewellers create conversationstarting, timeless pieces spanning diamond and precious stone rings, wedding bands and occasional jewellery, alongside an ever-evolving range of fashion-oriented jewellery and bespoke one-offs, all adhering to Filigree’s ‘modern with a classic overtone’ aesthetic. With more than 20 years industry experience, Vanessa’s flair for design and effortless rapport and understanding of customers harks back to good old-fashioned customer care,

resulting in the creation of exceptional, tailor-made jewellery, peerless in quality, that's a seamless extension of the owner’s personality. To enter the refined elegance of their flagship store on Colombo Street in Sydenham is to discover gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pieces and tap into an atmosphere of creativity that lingers in the dynamic space. For those after something more avant garde, sibling line Filly by Filigree marries Filigree’s carefully handmade approach to crafting exquisite jewellery with a fresh, fashion-oriented range that complements the main collection. Filly embodies the company’s fearless creativity, flawless attention to detail, and effortless elegance, and is being developed into an exciting online brand, continuing the legacy of this fierce Christchurch favourite.

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Filigree opens on High Street.


Filigree relocates to a larger premises also on High Street.


Filigree is appointed as the exclusive South Island stockist of Danish range Ole Lynggaard.


Filigree relocates to a larger premises on Victoria Street.


The flagship store on Colombo Street, Sydenham opens. Filly at The Tannery opens and develops into an online brand.


Filigree celebrates its tenth year in business.

fashion forward Cityscape catches up with the country’s leading designers to find out what’s hot this spring/summer.

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Karen Walker

Internationally-renowned Kiwi couture queen Karen Walker’s ‘Magnetic’ line is inspired by photographer Berenice Abbott’s personal style, a subliminal mix of no fuss utility offset with a large dose of joie de vivre.


alker’s unique flair for juxtaposing masculine and feminine and luxurious and ugly has made her the go-to designer for stylish women the world over – Madonna famously wore Walker at the MTV Awards, and fellow fans include Charlize Theron, Anne Hathaway, Alexa Chung, Florence Welch, Christina Hendricks, Lorde, Rihanna, and Lena Dunham. Magnetic teams glossedcotton dungarees and brightly coloured electro-magnetic themed prints on lace and silk crêpe de Chine with workwear silhouettes and khaki canvas and leathers. Flat brogues and industrial dandy-style boots feature, while Karen Walker Eyewear adds strength and flair to the functional, fashion-forward pieces. Her new line seamlessly pays playful homage to muse Abbott’s aesthetic, gracefully borrowed from the boys – Magnetic is ravishingly utilitarian with an air of androgynous chic.

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1 Prudence Shirt RRP $365 and Penrose Tailored Pant RRP $750 2 Split Image Sweater $275 and Florence Pants RRP $430 3 Herschel Dress RRP $595 4 Solarization Tee RRP $175 and Penrose Skirt RRP $475 5 Remy Singlet RRP $330 and Jeans RRP $395 6 Mackie Coat (Cropped) RRP $645 and Collette Long Line Dress RRP $895 7 Karen Walker 8 Bastian Cropped Jacket RRP $835 and Florence Pant RRP $430


1 Dance Long Sleeve in Black RRP $300 and Trench Skirt in Black RRP $425 2 Night Dress in Covered Print RRP $560 3 Margarita Robertson 4 Dance Tank in Black RRP $185 and Trench Skirt in Black RRP $425 5 Dance Dress in Olive Angel Print RRP $575 6 Knotted Tank in Olive Angel Print RRP $230 and Patch Trouser in Flower RRP $440 7 Trench Coat in Sand RRP $875 8 House Dress in Skin RRP $545

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A deceptive Botanical Boom underpins iconic Dunedin fashion maven Margarita Robertson’s ‘HIGH ANXIETY’ seasonal stunners, which blend floral tapestry and sheer georgettes in navy and olive with eyeballing botanicals and wreath-haloed angels, witty high contrast text-prints, sliced beetles and rose-like embellishments.


here’s a playful madness about this lush Deep South fever of colour and print, which spikes a pseudoremedy against a backbone of much-loved black. An affirmation of the punkish approach to tailored cutting established by NOM*d, it wows with light suit pairings, a ruff trimmed blazer, a sleeveless jacquard coat and cotton trench pieces for an effortless summer. Utilitarian denim styles are reworked and trimmed with heavy topstitching and raw edges, lending a delightful oddness and a boxy silhouette, while iconic staples are present in socks, skinnies and t-shirting, where stencil prints rework the outrageous cure-all elixirs of centuries past.

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Converging lines collide and shatter to reveal subtle curves and negative space, while a diffusion of light and line brings a softness to the sharp angles of style maestro Vicki Taylor's signature structured aesthetic throughout 'Delineation'.



he Taylor silhouette is fluid yet bold, with graphic patterns dissected, folded and re-aligned in both voluminous and tailored garments. Her new line sees the return of pleats; breaking the expected linear aesthetic, they converge and shatter, falling at irregular angles from the same piece of fabric. Bold and subtle stripes echo the collection's inspiration, giving structure and a playful creative energy to the range, while sliced panels cut away to reveal a softness beneath, and classic tailored jackets are given a fresh fabrication with feature pockets that sit open to reveal slippery cupro. A luxurious but effortlessly wearable palette of texture is showcased with washed silks that are played off against cotton organza, and stonewashed linens round out a collection that embodies a sense of self and inspiring individual creativity.


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1 Vicki Taylor 2 Departed Tunic Dress $497 and Index Shirt $487 Parted Pant $427 3 Archetype Shirt $367 and Principal Pant $347 4 Disclose Vest $467 Bridge Pant $427 5 Chaser Pantsuit $557 6 Reversed Petite Jacket $647, Fulfilled Top $397 and Parted Pant $497 7 Frame Tunic $397 and Advance Pant $387

FEATURE | Fashion Forward

1 Trelise Cooper 2 Back Swan Dress RRP $699 and Pink On Tuesdays Coat RRP $799 3 Tickle Liars Top RRP $499 and Pin Leg Pant RRP $329 4 Stripe Dream Coat RRP $799 and Stripe Issue Dress RRP $659 (right) and Trouble and Stripe RRP $659 and Birds of a Feather RRP $899 5 Back Swan Dress RRP $699 and Birds Together Coat RRP $799 6 Gina La Vida Dress RRP $749





Trelise Cooper New Zealand fashion icon Dame Trelise Cooper celebrates spring with her signature flair, elegance and stunning attention to detail.



ynonymous with ethereal beauty, and effortlessly marrying the romantic and feminine with luxurious fabrics, dynamic colours, delicate touches of lace and sparkling embellishments, Cooper's garments have clothed Hollywood A-listers Liv Tyler, Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Her 'Spring 2017' embodies a collection that is all dressed up with everywhere to go while presenting a new take on occasion dressing. All the bestdressed guests opt for sleek lines in the softest pink and duck egg blue. From lush jacquards to feathered flowers and beading to tulle, the collection re-ignites the joy of dressing. Whether your mood is modern monochrome, or entire bouquets of blooms, the new lady is refined with architectural lines and sculptural contours.

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Feast the a-list p28 FOOD & drinK p32

Ferry Magic Months of manfully soldiering on out of a crate in the Ferrymead carpark of Casual & Country is now all worth it for the food team there with the recent opening of the brand new purpose-built on-site ten27 eatery, named for its Ferry Road address. The sunny, open and inviting space welcomes you in with warm wood tones and large tables that are perfect for a convivial gathering. Drop in for fierce cabinet fare (heads up: get the lemon-curd donut!) and great coffee during the day, or roll up nightly (5:30 to 8:30pm) for a delicious dinner from their fresh, intriguing menu, which blends a potent mix of classic dishes such as lamb rump and battered market fish with house specialties like salt-baked artichoke and preserved lemon and mascarpone risotto.




he first bite lights up my tastebuds like a pinball machine, ricocheting around my palette and firing up the sweet, sour and salty zones to converge in a star-seeing king hit. Crunchy, fresh, feisty and obscenely moreish, King of Snake’s spinach leaf is a tightlycoiled flavour bomb of roasted coconut, peanuts, garlic, chilli and lime, and effortlessly seduces. Eschewing street frontage and rubbernecking gawkers, Stealth Hospitality’s flagship epitomises off-the-grid nonchalance. Equal measures chic sophistication and rock star swag, this post-quake bar raiser has become the measuring stick of cool with its flawless union: a slick fit-out, top-of-the-game Asian fusion fare, and that elusive hybrid of über professional, efficient and disarming Kiwi charm/service that's usually reserved for the country’s luxury lodgings.

Primo cocktails are a given – King of Snake's legendary namesake elixir is top shelf lightning-in-a-tumbler magic, and not to be missed. Bitingly potent, it’s a harmoniously-blended firecracker of fresh ginger, chilli-infused Belvedere Vodka and citrus liqueur; the perfect primer for, and distillation of, executive chef Stuart Langsford’s celebrated Asiatic menu without borders. For entrees, we double tap crispy offerings squid with garlic and peppercorns (tender, crisp and, when dipped in the chilli sauce, eyeswideningly delicious) and pork belly, plum sauce and Sichuan pickled cucumber (beautifully rendered, crackled to perfection and humming with the piquant cucumbers). Suitably impressed, we’re blown out of the water when the mains arrive: the painstakingly prepared crispy pressed half duck with caramelised mandarin sauce is an immediate

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favourite – delicate, moist and decadent, with the edgy-sweetness of the mandarin and restrained seasoning allowing its crispy hero to soar – while the Penang curry marries melt-in-the-mouth tender beef cheeks awash in a velvety, punchy curry with soft-boiled eggs with melting yolks and a crunchy scattering of fish crackling that adds a next-level textural surprise. Surprising also is the liberal use of fresh coriander in the stir-fried exotic and common greens which, for some reason, is sorely lacking from so many Christchurch ingredients lists. We meet our sticky end with lime pudding – its rich, silky custard tingles with lime and citrus segments and is gently soothed by the addition of fresh coconut milk. A sensational yam biscuit crumb hits it out of the park, ensuring a near professionallycleaned bowl returns to the kitchen.



ringing the famed street food of Mumbai to the city, the team at Mumbaiwala have faithfully recreated Indian roadside vendor chic in the BNZ Centre on Hereford Street. From the rusted iron work and pared-back fit out (think makeshift hip) you’ll feel as if you’ve just walked off the dusty streets into this haven of righteous Indian eats. Pull up at a (literally!) old skool table and chairs and peruse a menu that spans street food fierceness including dabeli (an Indian slider that’s a crunchy taste explosion of vegetables, peanuts, and chutney), karela coconut prawns, squid bhajee, keema pav (spiced minced lamb and peas on a toasted, buttered pav bun) or the feisty firangi frankie – an open ended baked roomali roti parcel filled with chilli paneer or chicken tikka. For something even more authentic, tackle the Dabbawa Special – the shared three-layered tiffin hides a traditional lunch of murg makhani (a.k.a. butter chicken), diwani, basmati rice and a naan. Elsewhere on the menu taste sensations abound in the form of tandoor-grilled lamb and chicken, curries and some slamming sides of bean porial, green apple pickle and fresh and feisty kachumber (Mumbai slaw). Wash it down with a Kingfisher (natch!), craft beer or an Indian-inspired cocktail – Bombay Colada or Kachumber Cooler anyone? There’s also French bubbles on the winelist – possibly a first for Mumbai street food, but that’s how they roll!

Meat Market

Cityscape gets the word on rocking lamb from Cashmere Cuisine’s Kurt Robinson. Rack Definitely one of the best cuts; mix fresh herbs like rosemary, parsley, mint and thyme, a handful of breadcrumbs, finely chopped almonds and a touch of olive oil and rub over lamb. After about 20mins in a medium-high oven it cooks into the most amazing crust. Butterflied Leg Ask your local butcher to bone out a leg of lamb and butterfly open. Mix together Moroccan spices such as cumin, paprika, coriander, cinnamon, all spice, cloves, salt and pepper and olive oil and marinate for 12 – 24 hours, then lay flat in a roasting dish and cook in oven at 190°C for about 40mins or cook on a BBQ hot plate for 10 – 15mins each side, resting at least 10mins before carving. Roast Leg Spring lamb can be cooked slightly hotter and faster, as it’s lean and tender. It’s the hero of the dish, so don't over season; simply rub with garlic, rosemary, salt and olive oil. Put into a medium – hot oven for about 1 hour and 20mins, resting 10mins before serving.

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Spring Brews Celebrate spring with these sensational sessional sippers from The Beer Library.

Rogue Dead Guy Ale (RRP $6.99)

La Sirène Saison (RRP $11.49)

Recipes | FEAST

In the Kitchen

With Andrew Brown

Pan-fried Whitebait with Saffron Butter Sauce (BEURRE BLANC) Shopping List Butter Sauce 60mls white wine (dry) 60mls whitewine vinegar 2 tbsp shallots (finely chopped) 80mls cream 1 pinch saffron 250g unsalted butter (cubed and chilled)

Pan-fried Whitebait 200g whitebait 2tbsp flour (seasoned) 30mls cooking oil 40g butter ½ lemon Flakey sea salt

Making it happen For the sauce: boil wine, vinegar, and shallots in a small saucepan over moderate heat until liquid is syrupy and reduced to 2 – 3 tablespoons. Add cream, and boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat to moderately low and add a few cubes of butter, whisking constantly. Add remaining butter a few pieces at a time, whisking constantly and adding new pieces before previous ones have completely liquefied (the sauce should maintain the

consistency of hollandaise), lifting pan from heat occasionally to cool. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Pour through a medium-mesh sieve into a sauceboat, pressing then discarding shallots. The sauce will hold for a few hours in a warm space as long as it doesn’t get too hot or too cold. For the whitebait: drain the whitebait over a fine strainer to remove any moisture, lightly dust with the flour and shake the excess flour off on a strainer. Heat a nonstick fry pan over a high heat, add the oil and when hot add the butter, followed quickly by the whitebait. Toss the whitebait in the pan to lightly fry, finish by squeezing the juice of the lemon over the whitebait, then season with salt to taste and serve. If you are doing larger amounts, cook the whitebait off in small batches and keep warm until serving. Serve with a wedge of lemon and garnish with broccolini, asparagus, shaved fennel, diced tomato or watercress.

Beurre blanc This smooth butter sauce is a French classic – rich and buttery with a neutral flavour, it's perfect for infusing with herbs.

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cocktail The Emerald Room’s bar maestro Louise Pidcock has us flipping out over her tricked up version of an ol’ skool flip cocktail – the Flipping Jack!

Flipping Jack Fixin’s 30ml Jack Daniels 15ml Creme de Banane 15ml Tawny Port 15ml Quick Brown Fox Coffee Liqueur 15ml Orgeat Syrup 1 Whole egg Chocolate powder Coffee beans Glass Wash 15ml Dark Creme de Cacao 15ml Vanilla Essence 1 Bar spoon of Laphroaig Method For the glass wash (to make multiple cocktails) add Dark Creme de Cacao, Vanilla Essence and Laphroaig to a spritzer bottle. For the cocktail, add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Dry shake, then add ice then shake further. Spritz the glass wash inside a chilled coupe glass. Stain cocktail into the glass and garnish with chocolate powder and three coffee beans.


Return of the chard


nce the darling of the 80s white wine set, Chardonnay fell hard and fast from grace, going from ‘It drink’ to ABC (anything but Chardonnay) almost overnight. Pop culture hasn’t been kind, with Bridget Jones’ Chardonnay-fuelled escapades and Kath & Kim dropping the ‘h’ and introducing ‘Car-donnay’ to the world, but the once maligned grape is now ripe for a comeback. So what went wrong? Pegasus Bay Wine’s Edward Donaldson (right) believes heavy-handed winemaking, over-the-top use of oak and Tall Poppy syndrome played their parts, while Waipara Hills Wine’s Simon McGeorge (left) points to changing tastes and the excitement surrounding Chardonnay’s successor Pinot Gris’ arrival in 2003. Both agree that modern winemaking techniques have now re-elevated the previously cumbersome drop. “A lot of winemakers have sought a much greater degree of balance between their ‘winemaking’ influences (i.e oak and malo) with their fruit characters, allowing people to see the fruit between the trees,” says Simon. “I think there’s also a greater desire to get more integration between the different flavour aspects, making the wines more seamless and elegant.” So what should we be looking for in a killer Chardonnay? “Great Chardonnay is more than just fruit and oak. In my opinion it has a degree of minerality that gives it an extra dimension of complexity and interest,” says Edward. “I’m a sucker for a hint of ‘struck match’ in my Chard, something you often see in white Burgundy and are starting to see more in the best new world examples. I love drinking Chardonnay where the wine maker is pushing the boundaries, but hasn’t gone too far. It’s a fine line!” For Simon it’s a combination: “Chardonnay can have many guises, but I always like to see good fruit expression complemented with well-balanced oak and in a style that works with the fruit. I’m a big fan and follower of texture, and Chardonnay should certainly exhibit weight, yet the natural acidity should always be there at the end to lift and brighten the finish. Whatever the style, it should be a wine of layers and complexity.” For maximum enjoyment, both recommend a slight chilling before serving. Time to jump back on the Chardonnay appreciation bandwagon, then!

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Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 This sessional sipper weaves aromas of snow pea and wet stone, with a hint of nettle nodding to the fresh crisp flavours ahead. Vibrant and sassy, this heavy hitter is bursting with rich ripe fruit, a delightful acidic tingle and a super clean finish. RRP $21.90 Main Divide Pinot Noir 2013 Marvel at the bright ruby hue as you breathe in flourishes of sun-baked black cherries and raspberries and brace yourself for unctuous velvety, fruity tannins on the palate. Supple and spicy, this gem of a drop is one to savour as you bask in the delightfully lingering aftertaste. RRP $24.99 The Boneline Sharkstone Chardonnay 2014 The buttery lovechild of 11 Chardonnay clones brings bewitching aromas of oaky stone fruits and whispers of butterscotch and fresh popcorn. Luxurious in the mouth, with flinty mineral layers transcending a strong oak and stonefruit palate and a seductive, hazelnut biscotti finish. RRP $35


food files DECONSTRUCTING … Empire’s King Ora Salmon

Delicate, ocean-fresh salmon sets the tone Fresh shiso lends a hint of anise Fuikake adds a nutty crunch

Bing it on

Umeshu jelly brings a sweet and sour tang

Apple wasabi packs a refreshing heat

J-Bings (in Re:START Mall) have bought the sensational savoury flavours of China’s favourite street snack, the bing, to the city – expect queues when word gets around.

Brew news

Multiple Chevron-winning beer barons Three Boys Brewery are bringing back Brewers’ Reserve faves West Coast Red IPA and their stunning Coconut Milk-Stout for a spring showdown. The top drops are competing for a spot in the brewery’s highly-regarded permanent range. The winner joins the illustrious line-up, and will be available in bottles with a wider distribution around the country.

Smooshed it!

We’ve developed a bit of a habit with Tasti’s new Smooshed Wholefood Balls. These addictive balls of delicousness rock a 4-star health rating and come in the ridiculously good flavour combos of Brazen Berry, Mocha Macchiato and Orange Zinger – just try stopping at one (luckily they’re super healthy!).

Double Barrelled bourbon rock stars Jim Beam have added premium offering DOUBLE OAK (RRP $49.99) to their stable. intense caramel and toffee flavours join spiced oakiness courtesy of a second barrel AGING. Enjoy NEAT or IN a pimped-up Double Oak (Old) Fashioned. 27

Eat this now

Kick Sunday lunch up a notch with Café Valentino’s Apple Tree Farm free range wood-fired pork loin with sage, onion and pine nut stuffing, vege and apple cider jus on the side. Spring 16

Friday night feasting

Friday nights just got a whole lot tastier down at Mediterranean Foods Company now that they’re rocking their fierce pizza and pasta menu from 5pm – 8:30pm.

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Cashmere Cuisine

the cupcake collection

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

The Cupcake Collection make delicious treats that delight the eye as well as the tastebuds. They use the finest ingredients to bake everything daily; custom “big” cakes, delicate macarons and beautiful iced biscuits to order. Their Beckenham café is perfect for enjoying a sweet treat with a great cup of Hummingbird coffee. They also offer a decedent tea range as well as milkshakes, frappés and sodas. Find their second shop at Westfield Riccarton!

18 Colombo Street 03 332 6071 or 021 224 4590 Find them on Facebook

140 Colombo Street 03 332 8432

Mediterranean food company & cafÉ

taste @ twenty

gourmet meats

gourmet food store

gourmet food/cafÉ

Based in central Christchurch, the Mediterranean Food Company has been part of the city’s ever-growing food scene for over 15 years, importing fine salumi and cheeses, high quality olive oils, balsamic vinegar, pasta, very good wine and specialised ingredients. With a second store just opened in Rangiora, it’s now even easier to keep your pantry well stocked with their carefully curated selection. 322 Tuam Street 03 379 5122, 7 Conway Lane, Rangiora 03 310 7020


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. 20 Colombo Street 03 982 1399 Spring 16

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The Beam Gallery

murder mystery dinner theatre

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

Enjoy a three course dinner, attempt to solve a murder, and ride the world’s longest haunted tram! Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre’s Facebook page offers hundreds of positive reviews from those who’ve joined them for functions, birthdays, and hen’s nights. Their show is a comedy-based murder mystery where you supply the audience, ready for the most interactive comedy show in the history of homicide! Book now for Christmas.



74 Victoria Street

03 359 9556

Totally Gluten Free Bakery


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 UCSA’s event centre is now taking Christmas function bookings and dates are filling up fast! Space for up to 300 people seated, multiple function rooms, catering packages for all budgets, experienced staff and large outside seating areas. Make this year’s Christmas function one to remember at this independent and quirky venue. Call or email for more information and available dates.



A friendly and helpful bunch that love to see you leave their bakery smiling! 477B Blenheim Road 03 341 1172 Find them on Facebook


90 Ilam Road 027 809 9972 Spring 16

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Scoff & Quaff

The Beer Library

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

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 as well as wine and small-batch spirits. They also hold tastings, pairings, talks, and beer schools.


gourmet food store

Grab a ticket or a gift voucher today!

363 Colombo Street 03 379 2337

022 0911 776

white heart specialty nut butters

Love eating out?

gourmet food

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

You’re gonna love our hot new Cityscape App! Coming soon …

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Alvarado’s Mexican Cantina

Aroy thai restaurant

Alvarado’s new home since 2011 provides a destination environment for the complete Mexican experience. The home of authentic Mexican cuisine in Christchurch, they boast 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 bar area, which opens daily at 11am. The best in traditional Mexican food, made by Mexicans!

Aroy Thai Restaurant is located just across the road from the Christchurch Casino. They’re proud to deliver you the taste of true Thai food, combined with their own unique recipes. Reserve your seats with them for a fantastic Thai dining experience – big group or small, you’ll always be welcome. Aroy can seat up to 90 people, so book your next big night on 03 365 2400. Takeaway and delivery also available!

77 Stevens Street (south of Moorhouse Avenue) 03 374 4149

Thai cuisine that will leave you speechless!

mexican/cosy pub


61 Victoria Street 03 365 2400

Arjee bhajee Euro-Indian Fusion

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 have also 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. 13C Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 365 6633 5/478 Cranford Street, Redwood 03 352 9133

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

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The Asiatique malaysian/thai

The Asiatique offers authentic tastes of Asia, with their own outstanding takes on classic street food dishes from Malaysia and Thailand. Dine-in in the comfortable surroundings or takeaway to enjoy at your place! Catering, functions and cooking workshops also available. Book your Christmas function now! 50 Wordsworth Street 03 365 0163

belgian beer cafÉ torenhof new zealand/belgian

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

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bbq BRazil Churrasco south american

Now open, BBQ Brazil Churrasco brings an authentic dining experience from Brazil to Christchurch. Churrasco is a unique BBQ art used in Brazil for centuries. The meat is traditionally placed on skewers and grilled on an open charcoal flame for perfect succulence. Brazilian steakhouses commonly serve this mouthwatering culinary art in the Rodizio manner. Rodizio-style serving brings a wide variety of different cuts of beef, pork, chicken, and vegetarian skewers (including the famous grilled pineapple with cinnamon!) directly and continuously to your table on an “all you can eat” basis. There’s no ordering or waiting – just sit back, relax, and enjoy as skewers of prime New Zealand meat and poultry arrive Rodizio-style at your table. The Passadores (meat carvers) will be past regularly, serving deliciously grilled meat directly from the grill onto your plate until you can’t eat any more – simply grab your tongs and help yourself! Vegetarians need not miss out either, with all you can eat vegetarian skewers such as vegetarian sausage also available, and delicious Brazilian side dishes offered up in unlimited amounts. There’s even delicious desserts available for those with room left! Discover this amazing new culinary experience for yourself – round up the crew and make a booking tonight! 505A Papanui Road 03 354 8541

Bishop Brothers New zealand / cosy pub

This new gastro-pub is all about fantastic food in a relaxing atmosphere. Chef Kathryn Ahu elevates pub fare to the next level at the venue; look for legendary platters, pork belly, steamed mussel pots, chargrilled venison Denver leg, chicken wings, and funked up Fush ‘n’ Chups. Add great wines, ciders, beers and their own cocktails, and you’ve a great pick for drinks, celebrating, catching up with friends, or gathering for an enjoyable meal out. 119 Farrington Avenue 03 359 2930

Bloody Mary’s

Steakhouse/swishy bar

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

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The Brickworks new zealand/cosy pub

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

CafÉ prague cafÉ/European

The fully licensed Café Prague is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy their great Czech cuisine or just relax over an excellent coffee. Big screen for live sports. Function hire and catering also available. 359 Lincoln Road 03 339 2020

Clink Restaurant & bar

NEW Zealand/swishy bar

Spring into Clink for seasonally inspired food and drinks, all prepared in-house by their dedicated kitchen and bar teams. Dinner 7 nights and weekend brunch. 29 Wakefield Avenue 03 326 5353


Café Sismo Café

Café Sismo is a place for everyone, located at the top end of busy Riccarton Road and just five minutes from Hagley Park. Pop in for brunch and a wide range of home-baked goodies made on site daily, or just for a quick coffee. You know you want to! Mention their Cityscape ad and receive a 20% discount! 35 Riccarton Road 03 348 1984 Find them on Facebook Spring 16

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Café Valentino italian/pizza

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

Chong’s Restaurant chinese

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! Shop 17, Cathedral Junction, 111 Worcester Street 03 377 3572 Find them on Facebook

the Cornershop Bistro new zealand/european

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

fine fare kitchen


steakhouse/live music


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 region. Great steaks, all dry aged for 30 days. Live music 7 days. Wings Wednesday – 12 wings for $6! 1 Papanui Road 03 355 9543

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‘Bistro style’ takeaway lunches and dinners; slow cooked meats infused with kiwi flavour. Pop Up Establishment of the Year 2016 at The Canterbury Hospitality Awards! 99 Victoria Street 03 420 2211

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the grand cafÉ at christchurch casino cafÉ/New zealand

Whether it’s a sumptuous weekend breakfast buffet, a decadent High Tea or a three-course dinner, The Grand Café at Christchurch Casino offers something for everyone in a relaxed and inviting setting. They often host winemaker’s dinners with renowned New Zealand wineries; evenings that offer diners premium wines expertly matched with a degustation dinner prepared by Executive Chef Richard Hingston. Keep an eye on the Christchurch Casino’s Facebook page and website for details! Time to treat yourself? Get the girls together for a decadent High Tea, 11am – 5pm daily. Indulge in three tiers of delicacies; sandwiches, scones, and cakes handmade by the pastry team, with coffee or tea, for only $20pp. The à la carte menu features mains from $17, sourcing seasonal, local ingredients wherever possible – Canterbury chicken and beef, Akaroa salmon, and New Zealand lamb. If choosing from the extensive menu is hard, try the ‘Dish of the Month’ for a special price. Check the Christchurch Casino’s Facebook page to vote for the next ‘Dish of the Month’ to be in to win a dining voucher for your next meal! R20 venue and bookings are recommended – phone 372 8892 or visit the website to book. Dress code applies. 30 Victoria Street 03 372 8892

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Cocopelli Gourmet Pizza Bar

The craic irish bar

Cocopelli is known for its one-of-a-kind service and delicious gourmet pizza. Whether it’s one of their signature cocktails and a cold beer after work, or a special family gathering, Cocopelli caters for all groups large and small. With an excellent outdoor area and a warm, intimate interior, Cocopelli is the perfect choice for all occasions. Full dinner menu available all day, with over 85% available gluten-free on request.

The 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 Tue, karaoke on Wed, and live music for dancing every Thu, Fri and Sat. Discover why it’s always a great craic at The Craic!


P2 The Palms Arena, Marshland Road 03 386 2220

cosy pub

84B Riccarton Road 03 343 4657

crisp cafÉ & bar


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

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


swishy bar

Fendalton Village Mall, 376 Ilam Road 03 351 4414


See you at The Cuban! 236 St Asaph Street 03 260 2605 Spring 16

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The Den Bar

dim 7th

The Den Bar is tucked away in a quiet corner of the newly refurbished Chateau on the Park – walk across the moat into this hidden gem. The Den Bar offers a great wine list, excellent cocktails, and seasonal plates prepared by their international team of chefs – and the background to all the delicious goodness is regular live jazz.

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

Live music/Swishy Bar

swishy bar/live music

The perfect place for that overdue catch-up with friends! The Chateau on the Park, 189 Deans Avenue 03 348 8999

363 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 379 5779

DUO Dining Room & Bar

Embers Restaurant

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

Part of “The Papanui” complex, Embers is an exciting, family-friendly Argentinian fire pit restaurant specialising in Asado cooking. Open Wed to Sun from 3pm as well as for lunch on Sundays (from 12pm), they offer delicious meats cooked over the central open fire pit, with your choice of sides and sauces. Bookings essential!

modern Asian


Visit DUO today to experience the best of a modern Asian eatery with a difference! 12 Hereford Street 03 423 1212


Embers is part of the Papanui Club and therefore has restrictions in relation to alcohol sale – ask for clarification. 310 Sawyers Arms Road 03 359 9586 Spring 16

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Emperor’s New Clothes


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

Freemans has been serving the Lyttelton locals and wider Christchurch for 10 years. Their mission is consistency; great food, great service every time. Their niche is handmade pizza and pasta, enjoyed in the intimate dining room or with panoramic views from the covered, heated deck. They roast their own coffee, and have stunning wines on tap and live jazz on THE DECK every Sunday afternoon. $18 pizza and $20 pasta every Wed/Thu.



95B Dyers Pass Road 03 332 0131

47 London Street 03 328 7517

Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

Garden hotel restaurant

Sophisticated, sociable and relaxed, Fiddlesticks is one of Christchurch’s best retreats. This distinctive, centrally-located 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 inseason local fare; beautiful tasters and intriguing meals.

Buffet at its best! The Garden Hotel Restaurant offers an extensive selection of dishes ranging from local favourites through to International and Asian cuisine. There’s definitely something to satisfy any taste! They’re also famous for their delicious desserts, such as their homemade Sticky Date Pudding – always a winner!

New zealand

48 Worcester Boulevard 03 365 0533


Open 7 days: Lunch 11:30am – 2pm (last booking at 1pm); Dinner 5:30 – 9pm (last booking 7:30pm) Mon – Thu/Sun, and 5:30pm – 10pm (last booking 8pm) Fri/Sat. 110 Marshland Road 03 386 0088

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gusto restaurant & Bar new zealand

This new family-friendly suburban eatery in Burnside is open from 8am Mon Fri for light cabinet food, coffee, lunch, and dinner, and weekends from 9 with a brunch menu. Drop in to their welcoming, modern and roomy space to relax with an excellent coffee, or tuck into something from the extensive, tempting menu. In the evenings they’re open for dinner with a range of their own twists on classic favourites such as steak sandwiches, beer-battered fish, and venison sausages on creamy mashed potato, as well as delicious pizzas. Keep an eye out for their drink and food specials online! 175 Roydvale Avenue 03 420 0111 Find them on Facebook

Gold & Jade restaurant

harvard bar & cafÉ

This authentic restaurant offers genuine Chinese cuisine, operating with a team of highly-qualified chefs from China. Their traditional Beijing Roast Duck in particular is starting to become famous; carved directly at your table, it provides a great show as well as a delicious meal! Book now to experience some of the city’s best Chinese food.

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


cosy pub/new zealand

Dine in and takeaways available; make use of their two private function rooms for large or small groups, or book the entire restaurant to seat up to 120! 4 – 6 Brake Street 03 943 6688

Now open 7 days for lunch and dinner! 14 Henry Wigram Drive 03 341 5910

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Host Restaurant and Karaoke Bar


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

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Kingsford Kitchen cafÉ/new zealand

hello sunday cafÉ

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

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

Koi Sushi & Gallery japanese

A self-service sushi bar where you pay per piece of sushi – try a wide selection in one sitting! Hot food menu also available. Check out the images on the wall while you eat! Shop 6, 114 Marshland Road 03 386 2880

maison de crepes crepery

khmer cambodian cuisine cambodian

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

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

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Lot 55

Maddison’s restaurant

Lot 55 is the new kid on the block at Horncastle Arena, and offers up a warm environment and tasty menu. The urban eatery focuses on quality ingredients and creative breakfast choices, with regularly changing items to keep your options open. With so much onsite parking, free WiFi and a fantastic look and feel, Lot 55 is the perfect place to enjoy a superb batch coffee and fresh cabinet food.

A special secret lies within the beautifully crafted, flavoursome dishes at the newly re-opened Maddison’s Restaurant in Cathedral Square: many of the ingredients are produced or handled in a way that is more nutritious for your body and better for our planet! But don’t let that stop you enjoying the gracious surroundings, seamless service or delightful palette-pleasing menus.

Check it out weekdays 7:30am – 3:30pm or email

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, pre-theatre and private dining.


new zealand

55 Jack Hinton Drive 03 339 3595

28 Cathedral Square 03 983 4895 maddisons@ Find them on Facebook

Merrin Street Brewery Bar


Merrin Street Brewery Bar offers the legendary hospitality of the West Coast in a recently renovated, relaxed, fun and friendly venue that serves exceptional gastro pub fare alongside Monteith’s famous range of craft beers. Perfect for any occasion, this classic Kiwi ‘local’ has specials 7 days a week and supplies their own premium South Devon beef with their exclusive paddockto-plate operation. Your local on the corner!

MEXICO is an immersive dining experience inspired by the street cuisine and culture of its namesake country. A range of authentic and fusion Mexican dishes are served to you in a fast paced and energetic atmosphere, drenched in bright colour and bold imagery. The menu is seasonal, changing every three months to ensure you always receive vibrant flavours and fresh produce. Check out their new menu with brand new dishes and old customer favourites like MEXICO’s famous fried chicken!

Cosy Pub/New Zealand


Avonhead Mall, 210 Withells Road 03 358 8184


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Milieu CafÉ


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

Mish Mash & Tap N GRIND international/swishy bar & CafÉ

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

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No.4 bar & restaurant new zealand/cosy pub

mona vale homestead cafÉ/NEW ZEALAND

RE-OPENING NOVEMBER 2016! Mona Vale will once again be open offering café style brunches, lunches, and high teas, and will be available as a private event venue for weddings, corporate events, and special occasions. 0800 426 684

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

The Nook

O’sheas public house

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

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


cosy pub

24 New Regent Street 03 377 4627 Find them on Facebook

128 Marshland Road 03 385 3080

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O.G.B Bar & café


This new bar and café is situated in the Old Government Building on Cathedral Square. Relax inside and enjoy the heritage-focussed, speakeasy vibe with a local craft beer or wine from the tap or fridge, or pull up into the courtyard at the Square-side serving window and enjoy a great coffee and live music on Sunday afternoons (and every night). A wide range of platters, sharing plates and tasty nibbles is also available. Discover some old Christchurch character!

Oregano Salad & Grill is a new restaurant and takeaway; a classic eatery that’s also licensed, with BYO (wine only), they’re a great spot to dine in with a spiced kebab skewer and a beer! Their meat and salads are healthy, fresh and tasty, with a wide range of salads and hot meals. Open daily, they also offer catering for businesses and group for functions and parties. They love taking care of everyone who walks in the door – enjoy a satisfying dining experience care of the great food and friendly service.

cafÉ/swishy bar


28 Cathedral Square, Central City 03 377 4336

100 Riccarton Road 021 053 0264

The Oaks of Darfield new zealand/ accommodation

Fine dining in an historic house less than hour from the city. Functions, B&B also available. Escape the city and relax! 2171 Clintons Road, Darfield (4km west of Darfield) 03 318 7686

tHE pEDAL pUSHER new zealand/cosy Pub

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!

persian kitchen turkish/persIan

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

The Persian Kitchen offers a traditional dining experience with a great range of fresh food and flavours for all tastes. Dine in, takeaway, or book your next function!

286 Lincoln Road 03 335 0095

325 Stanmore Road 03 389 0400

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Pepper Bridge

Pegasus bay winery

Pepper Bridge is an authentic Indian restaurant offering North and South Indian delicacies. Their comprehensive range travels from Tandoori delicacies to varieties of dosas, meat and vegetarian dishes, and great gluten and dairy free options. The secret to the delicious flavour and aroma is the blending and preparation of the spices, and their chef is an absolute master in this centuries-old art. A pure Indian taste with no preservatives or additives!

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

Shop 9, Addington Mall, 300 Lincoln Road 03 595 0442

263 Stockgrove Road, Amberley 03 314 6869 Bookings recommended



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

Red elephant thai

Red Elephant offers a warm welcome and authentic Thai cuisine from Sukhothai province, with a wide range of dishes made with fresh, locally-grown herbs and produce. Enjoy a special, relaxed evening in the traditional cushion dining area. 5 Pilgrim Place 03 377 1122

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Rocksalt cafÉ/bar

Stop by for an excellent Allpress coffee, after-work drinks from the extended range of tap beers or something tasty from the menus at this friendly café and bar. Enjoy Happy Hour with $5 beers and house wines Tuesday to Saturday 4 to 6pm, or tuck into hearty dishes at just the right time of day to hit the spot! Specials are often available – check Facebook or get in touch for the latest deals or to make your booking. Rocksalt is also available for functions – the perfect spot for your work party, large family gathering, or other special occasion. Book your upcoming function now, or get in early for the busy Christmas season. 7 Normans Road 03 355 5299 rocksaltcafechristchurch.

the rough diamond cafÉ cafÉ

This refurbished café and bar in Diamond Harbour sits in a beautiful spot where they serve up an exciting menu and beautiful baking. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, they offer a relaxed atmosphere and a unique edible beer garden! They source as many ingredients as they can locally, putting them and plenty of love into their great range of menu options, including a seasonallychanging range of delicious handcrafted pizzas. Wash it all down with Three Boys on tap as you listen to live music or catch up with friends. Also available for functions! Bike Night Wednesday – bike in for a burger and pint for $25! 23 Waipapa Avenue, Diamond Harbour 03 329 4880

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Sevantis Restaurant & Café

Shop Eight

Sevantis is a much loved city institution for locals and visitors alike, voted one of the ‘Top 150 New Zealand Restaurants’ by Cuisine Magazine. They present a wide range of delicious food and drinks from their modern, innovative menu in a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy not only the favourites that helped them make their mark, but also a new selection of creative cuisine, a delectable high tea, or special seasonal promotions. Vegetarian and glutenfree food available. Free function hire!

On beautiful New Regent Street, this small space has been sustainably fitted out by Rekindle using materials salvaged from demolitions. The wine bar downstairs features New Zealand wines and craft beers by mostly organic and biodynamic producers. Upstairs is for casual dining; enjoy a light shared dinner and dessert. The super-small kitchen delivers serious punch; dishes are designed to be shared, highlighting the season, the region and local producers – they like to keep it fresh!

70 Kendal Avenue 03 358 8810

8 New Regent Street 027 450 8047

Stolen Bagel

sullivans IRISH PUB

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

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

new zealand/café

new zealAnd


cosy pub

Stolen Bagel will steal your heart (and taste buds!). 263 Lincoln Road 03 335 0172


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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. Free-range and organic produce is used whenever available. Enjoy a friendly, relaxed service that also caters to all dietary needs.

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.

19 Bealey Avenue 03 365 4897

77 Hereford Street 03 943 6657 Find them on Facebook



Got places to be? Therapy’s motto is ‘’If you can’t stay, take me away’’ – grab great coffee on the go!

THREE COWS CAFÉ, bar & restaurant cafÉ/bar

A new central eatery in the heart of Victoria Street, open 7 days a week and committed to serving delicious food and decadent coffee in a friendly and welcoming environment. Modern industrial sophistication with a large sunny outdoor area, perfect for lounging with a cold beer or a cocktail or two. Pop in for their current brunch specials daily, grab a quick bite from the cabinet, or enjoy a scrumptious dinner with a nectarous wine. 71 Victoria Street 03 377 8944


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 authentic specialty Japanese dishes. 76 Edgeware Road 03 377 8028

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Town Tonic international

Town Tonic is a fresh and sexy eating establishment by owner and executive chef Jamie Bennett. A slick open space, it serves modern, seasonal and inspiring food daily. It’s situated conveniently close to the Court Theatre and Horncastle Arena and stadium for pre- or post-entertainment dining, or drop in for a classierthan-usual nibble with your after-work drinks. You’ll find a choice range of boutique beers (and cider), as well as an excellent selection of New Zealand wines and cocktails. They also serve excellent coffee! A Cuisine Good Food Awards finalist in 2016. Check out their special events online. Also available for functions and out-catering! 335 Lincoln Road 03 338 1150

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trevinos restaurant & Bar

Trenches Restaurant & Bar

Get into Trevinos to try their tempting menu, filled with traditional favourites and a range of mains based on a Mediterranean fusion theme. Lamb kleftiko, Greek lamb kofta skewers and tasty seafood dishes are all on offer. Once you’ve eaten 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 Fri & Sat night. Great food, a relaxed atmosphere, and outdoor dining – make yourself at home.

Whether you’re craving home-style cooking, soulsatisfying bar snacks, a chargrilled steak or simply a cold pint of your favourite beer, then Trenches aim to satisfy. The relaxed, family-friendly restaurant is a great place for meeting friends, after-work drinks with colleagues or family get-togethers on weekends. Corporate function facilities and the private Poppy Club are available for hire. Tuck in to classic breakfast, lunch and dinner favourites or meet with friends and relax over a drink.

european/swishy bar

new zealand

Cnr Riccarton Road & Mona Vale Avenue 03 343 5378

74 Armagh Street 03 379 9724

Twenty Seven Steps

Under the red Verandah

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

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



A thoughtful drinks selection and a relaxed, intimate atmosphere greet you at the top of the stairs. 16 New Regent Street 03 366 2727

Ask about their private meeting/dining rooms (seats 24). 502 Worcester Street 03 381 1109

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

yamagen japanese restaurant japanese

Amazing Japanese food six days a week. Opt for fresh sashimi, the distinctive Yamagen Chilli Chicken or their special, spectacular Teppanyaki. Enjoy Yamagen today! 53 Victoria Street 03 365 7799

waipara hills winery/cafÉ

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


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fashion & wellbeing Hearts on their sleeves Local fashion legends Chalkydigits are New Zealand-made and proud of it. Not only are all their garments produced right here, but the gorgeous graphics you see on many of their limited-edition garments are the result of collaborating with local artists, and a percentage of all their web and shop sales is channelled into New Zealand conservation projects. This means you can feel good while you look good – a perfect combo!

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Good Life With Dr Libby

Naturally we’re drawn to a way of life that promotes health; however, some of us may need a little bit of extra care as we transition into summer. You may decide to incorporate just one of these tips, or try all of them – simply do what works for you. Remember success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and out.


oving in the morning Begin each morning with some sort of gentle stretching, yoga, Pilates or a brisk walk. Walk without sunglasses early in the morning so the sunlight can assist the production of serotonin, our feel good, happy, calm and content hormone. Regular walking has been shown to help prevent type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers. This week give yourself a target of walking briskly for at least 30 minutes most days. Bounce Get a mini-trampoline and do some rebounding in your living room. Bouncing on a trampoline is like a gentle massage for your lymphatic system. The lymphatic system clears toxins, waste and excess fluid from the body and rebounding can help you to experience more energy across

your day. View food as nourishment Many people have a love/hate relationship with food, which is often exacerbated by years of dieting or calorie counting. When you look at a food, instead of looking at the caloric value, consider what nutrients it supplies you with and how it will make you feel. Ask yourself the question ‘will this nourish me?’ before you eat. Turn off the television Although some television programmes can be educational, generally television is better switched off. Read more books and set yourself a target that instead of one hour of television watching you’ll read a book. Reducing your exposure to bright light at night can also help you improve your sleep quantity and quality. Prepare your own food Many people eat a nourishing

From Surviving To Thriving

evening meal, as they dedicate the time to prepare one. The trick to looking after your diet is to be prepared. Take Sunday afternoons to set your week up and freeze any leftovers for easy lunches. Another helpful tip to improving the nutritive quality of your diet is to find a way to get an extra serving of greens in every day. Take the stairs Do a little bit extra: take the stairs, walk to the grocery store if possible, or park a distance away and walk to an appointment. You won’t consciously feel like you’re trying to increase your movement, but by default you’ll be getting some extra time in the fresh air. Switch to eco-friendly cleaning products Certain chemicals commonly found in conventional cleaning products present known or suspected problems for the people that use them, and the environment once washed down the drain. Manage your energy, not your time You are better at doing certain tasks at certain times. For example, some people find that their creative energy is highest in the morning. Keep a diary of your energy levels and plan your day aroud them. Restorative rituals Taking a relaxing hot bath with Epsom salts and soothing herbs while listening to soothing music will do wonders for your mind and your muscles. If baths aren’t your thing, light a candle and let the fragrance and gentle light signal it’s time for you to unwind and facilitate that transition from work to leisure.


Everyone’s favourite nutritional biochemist and lifestyle guru Cityscape has 3 copies of Dr Libby is back on the road sharing her scientificallyWomen’s Wellness Wisdom backed wisdom with her ‘From Surviving to Thriving: to giveaway. To enter, send us what every woman needs to know’ tour. Celebrating the an email at info@somocreative. release of her latest book, Women’s Wellness Wisdom, Dr with ‘Dr Libby’ in the Libby will be cutting to the heart of women’s wellness subject header and exploring everything you need to know from a and tell us your fave Dr Libby nutritional, biochemical and emotional perspective. tip. Entries close Discover what every woman needs to know for optimal November 30. health and happiness. 6 & 12 October

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SPRING SIZZLE Turn up the heat for spring.




Get your botanicals on with this fierce Cooper St All For You Front Tuck Dress (RRP $224) from Belleza Boutique.

10 11 1 Jimmy Choo Illicit Eau de Parfum 100ml (RRP $179) 2 Alice McCall Memphis Dress (RRP $479) from Katerina Boutique 3 Honey & Beau Sunset Stripe Halter Dress (RRP $180) from Lone Wolf 4 Liam Monaco Shirt (RRP $249), Pant (RRP $249) and Tie (RRP $79) 5 Panache Amara Longline Bra (RRP $129.95) and Brief (RRP $74.95) from The Fitting Room 6 L’Oréal Paris False Lash Butterfly Sculpt (RRP $25.99) 7 Witchery Beauty Eye Essentials (RRP$34.90) 8 Three of Something Strong Current Cami (RRP $89.90) from Raw Nova 9 Freya Sundance Swimsuit (RRP $139.99) from The Fitting Room 10 Freya Hero Bra (RRP $84.99) and Brief ($39.99) from The Fitting Room 11 Melissa UG Sweet X1 (RRP $130) from Issimo

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Dazzle ‘em with this gorgeous trifecta: Diamond Engagement Halo Ring (RRP $2,650), Earrings (RRP $1,820) and Pendant (RRP $1,800) from Polished Diamonds.





Get gorgeous with Redken’s new Beach Envy Volume range (RRP from $33) for the beach hair holiday-look (without the salt and the sand!) with the Beach Envy Volume Texturising Shampoo, Conditioner and the volumising wonder Wave Aid.


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On Trend

Cityscape checks out the hottest trends and scorching catwalk couture from the world’s hottest runways.

In living colour Vivid colours and jewel tones make a statement. Gucci

Utilitarian chic Edgy, funky and totally badass – what’s not to love? Ann Demeulemeester

Botanical prints Flower power in full bloom. Gucci

Retro Cool Hippy chic gets a glam makeover. Dolce & Gabbana

Crown jewels

Tiaras (sans the tantrums) are huge – but maybe dial it down for work. Saint Laurent

Haute  Slippers

Denim delights From chambray to heavy-duty, rock the look. Claudia Li

Metallic madness High shine fabrics and metallics get an experimental edge. Louis Vuitton


Yes, they're a thing – and you need some. Acne Studios Spring 16

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Eye Spy

Organic, vegan and not tested on animals, La Mav’s award-winning range of skincare products are free from nasties like parabens and petrochemicals, and their Bio-A7 Firming Eye Lotion combines six potent firming Bio-Actives that smooth and firm the contours around your eyes. RRP $42.95


Looking to reignite the flames of passion or just spend luxurious, quality time being pampered with your significant other? The team at Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa have got the treatments for you (both)! Smoothly entering sublime bliss territory, the 4-hour mac daddy of treatments, the Couples Ultimate Indulgence ($699 for two) combines a soothing 30-minute mineral-rich and oil-infused soak in an exquisite spa bath for two, followed by an invigorating 45-minute Thai coconut body scrub and shower. Once you're refreshed, it’s time to melt into 60-heavenly-minutes of massage – your choice of either Traditional Thai, Aromatherapy, Swedish or Sports – followed by some face time with a specialist, with a 60 minute, youth-restoring Elemis Cityscape has a Restore Exotic Moisture Dew facial carried out in the Romance treatment the tranquil-lux surrounds of their (valued at $389) at Lotus at exquisitely-appointed couples room. Siam Thai Day Spa to giveaway. Those with less time can enjoy the To enter, email us at info@ 2.5-hour version, Restore the Romance with ‘Lotus’ in ($389 for two), which combines the the header and tell us why your above 30-minute spa soak with a significant other deserves restorative and bliss-inducing 90 minute some romancin’. Entries Aromatherapy Massage in the privacy of close November 30 the couple’s room.


WIN Cityscape has 2 x La Mav Bio-A7 Firming Eye Lotions to giveaway. To enter, email us at with ‘La Mav’ in the header and tell us why your eyes need a lift. Entries close November 30

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








1 Beebio Active Manuka Bee Venom Face Masque (RRP $115) from Charming Souvenir 2 Elemis Instant Refreshing Gel (RRP $70) from Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa 3 ASAP Super A Serum 30ml (RRP $115) from Champs Elysées Day Spa 4 Manuka Doctor Apirefine Gold Dust Firming Serum (RRP $49.95) 5 Mini Oasis Sun 50ml (RRP $17.50) 6 Rodin Luxury Face Oil (RRP $295) 7 Chantecaille Biodynamic Lifting Oil Free Fluid+ (RRP $465)

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DRESS YOU UP Keep things short and flirty this season.

The dress Origami Multi Dress (RRP $228) from Artstyle The shoes Le Coq Sportif Deauville (RRP $139.90) from Issimo

The dress Faceted Dress (RRP $169) from Chalkydigits The ring Talisman Oval Ring (RRP $2,110) from Filigree Fine Jewels

The dress Honey & Beau Lola Denim Playsuit (RRP $180) from Lone Wolf The bag Ashleigh Bag (RRP $295) from Florian Rhodes


Super cool sunnies for spring.

Karen Walker One Worship (RRP $349)

Quay Australia It’s My Way (RRP $65) from Raw Nova

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Colab Eyewear and Romance Was Born Mushy White (RRP $369) from EnCompass

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kennett crafted jewels jewellery

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

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Herschel Wallet (RRP $79) from Stencil

Sly Guild Signature Hoodie (RRP $99.99) from Stencil

Pearly King Burden Blazer (RRP $449) from EnCompass

Grenson Fyra x Fourness x Neighborhood Boots (RRP $800) from EnCompass



Rock the look with these killer kicks.

Linen Shirt (RRP $279) and Sand Shorts (RRP $199) from Untouched World

1 Adidas Stan Smith (RRP $140) from Stencil 2 Nike Air Huarache (RRP $209.90) from Fridge Freezer Icebox 3 Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Ess (RRP $219.90) from Fridge Freezer Icebox

Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Matte Polarised (RRP $259)

3 Status Anxiety Plunder Bag (RRP $159) from Stencil

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youngs jewellers

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

Youngs Jewellers is one of Christchurch’s oldest and finest jewellery retailers. Their delightful collection of antique and contemporary jewellery is characterised by a sense of flair and love of the unusual. From small gifts to important heirloom pieces, engagement rings, anniversary treats or birthday surprises, Youngs provide a personalised service and comprehensive choice of distinctive fine jewellery.

The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road 03 381 1568

Beautiful, unique, and enduringly stylish.



3 New Regent Street 03 366 2411

EnCompass FAshion

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


Florian Rhodes



Unique, sustainable and handcrafted, each Florian Rhodes item begins in their local tannery, where they handpick each of the cowhides that they will use. As each leather piece is hand-cut into patterns, they take a lot of time to ensure what they cut will make a perfect product. Their leather goods are still made on site in Christchurch by a small team of women passionate about great quality and service. The Collective, The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street 03 366 7178

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Streetwize offer expert repairs, alterations and makeovers on clothing, drapes, etc. They offer a tailoring service for both men and women, and work in both leather and fabric. Enquiries welcome! 474 Barrington Street (Lincoln Road end) 03 339 2464

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belleza boutique

untouched world™

Belleza Boutique is a contemporary clothing store in Tai Tapu, just 5 minutes drive from Halswell. Coming up on one year under new ownership, they’re proud to bring you the labels Belleza became well known for and many more – including Sabatini, White Chalk, Ivy Blu, Obi & Mesop. Their focus is on New Zealand and Australiandesigned labels, with some new European labels on the horizon! They’re open 7 days a week, 10am to 4:30pm.

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.



688A Main Akaroa Highway, Tai Tapu 03 329 6111 Find them on Facebook


Flagship Store & Café, 155 Roydvale Avenue 03 357 9399 Pop-up Store, N13/96 Oxford Terrace, Re:START 03 365 9533 Spring 16

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Beautiful lingerie in cup sizes C-K. Fuller cup size specialists. Swimwear in all sizes 8-26. 207 Fendalton Road 03 351 9244

Artstyle fashion/art

Artstyle is an inspirational company of art and design. Founder Rebecca Herring brings her passion for creativity to paintings and fashion design. Rebecca has over 16 years of experience producing personally commissioned art – visit her web site (www.artstyle. or Artbox in Papanui to see her work. 142 Somerfield Street 03 339 4588

Katerina Boutique fashion

Raw Nova


A stylish, unique and effortlessly cool women’s and men’s fashion and lifestyle concept store. Fashion and homeware: Store 27A, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road 03 389 8704


Katerina Boutique offers a rare balance between highend designs and marketable fashion. Katerina is well known for its modern interpretation on event dressing, as well as a great collection of everyday separates. Brands include Alice McCall, Shona Joy, Pasduchas, Bless’ed are the Meek, SWF, Premonition and more. Designer and owner Yulia Marsh provides fitting, styling and alteration services. The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road 021 112 7683 Spring 16

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The personal touch

Look, sometimes shopping is a lot of work – browsing, pondering, umming, ahhing, choosing, ordering… who has the time? Luckily The Colombo is riding to the rescue of the time-poor with their new personalised shopping service. Catering to the hip retail precinct’s most discerning, style-conscious customers, their bespoke service is designed to perfectly anticipate and then meet the needs of each individual customer. Sit back and relax in the comfort of their new private shopping area while their expert stylist uses their in-depth knowledge to present a carefully curated edit of products to suit your own unique tastes and preferences. Now that’s shopping smarter!

lone wolf hair/fashion

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

Crossfit Trailblazer fitness

CrossFit is the most effective and fun strength and conditioning programme in the world. Anyone can do it, including you! Whatever your personal goals are, CrossFit Trailblazer will be with you every step of the way and are dedicated to helping you achieve them – and to go on to exceed what you might have thought possible! Remember – you can have results or excuses, not both! 323 Tuam Street, Central City 021 287 8828

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Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa health/beauty

Surrounded by the award winning Swan Lake Gardens in Cashmere, Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa offers exquisite pampering packages with exceptional service to match. Their spa is a luxurious, private destination, allowing you to truly escape the pressure of everyday life into a world of pampering and relaxation. Their qualified Thai therapists are dedicated to delivering a holistic and rejuvenating experience; their combined experience of more than 55 years means you know you are in expert hands. If you’re after some special time with your loved one, their luxuriously appointed therapy rooms for couples provide a complete escape from life’s pressures. Try a Couples Hot Stone Massage, the Couples Elemis Anti-ageing Facial or the wonderful Restore The Romance package, with a decadent spa bath and soothing 90 minute Aromatherapy Massage – what a way to finish your day! If you’re after the perfect gift for that special someone, treat them to the world-class treatments available at Lotus with a gift voucher for that special occasion. Lotus also offer decadent Elemis facials, soothing massage therapy, group pampering packages and decadent full day spa treatments. Visit www. or call today to experience the ultimate in pampering, and let them help you truly relax. 9 Ernlea Terrace 03 980 5400


transform clinic

Champs-Elysées Day Spa is your destination for all things luxurious and pampering. Experience the ultimate in glorious spa treatments, body and beauty therapy combined with advanced cosmeceutical skin care treatments at this award winning day spa. Visit for a journey of pure relaxation or treat someone special with a famous Champs-Elysées luxury Gift Voucher.

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


Mention Cityscape to receive a complimentary gift when you make a booking before the 30th of November. 10 Webb Street 03 365 3630


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The Hairdressing Place

True Grit

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

True Innovation, True Passion, True Hair! Come into True Grit’s exquisite multi-award-winning salon and experience the creative professionalism of their dynamic team of Masters, Style Directors & New Generation Stylists! Now offering natural mineral Young Blood make-up.



New clients always welcome – book today! 3/107 Wrights Road 03 338 0338 Find them on Facebook

Choose from the fabulous ‘Party Hair’ menu and ensure you leave feeling absolutely fabulous, with flawless makeup and sensational hair! 87 Manchester Street 03 377 7889

Cathedral Junction barbers

Sparklewhite Teeth appearance beauty


Rebuilding the city one haircut at a time! Your onestop-CBD-shop for looking sharp. Step up your style! Cathedral Junction, 111 Worcester Street 03 377 2634 cathedraljunction

Embarrassed about your yellow teeth? Would you like whiter teeth in just one hour? Do you want whiter teeth but assume you can’t afford it? Sparklewhite Teeth will look after you the moment you call them! 03 339 7374

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IN BLOOM The largest rose grower in New Zealand, and one of the largest flower wholesalers period, Moffatt’s Flower Company’s sophisticated climate-controlled glasshouses in Halswell produce more than 3 million roses annually! It’s a big operation, but that doesn’t mean that they’ve left customer service behind; they provide flowers wholesale, but also offer stunning pre-made and custom bouquets and arrangements that you can buy in supermarkets around the country (or order directly onsite from their shop or online) and have delivered anywhere around the country, finishing things off with something from their selection of cards, wrapping paper, chocolates, and vases and pots. Blooming lovely!

Outer Spaces | CS LIVING

Outer Spaces

Looking for the hottest outdoor trends, Cityscape tapped the genius of Canopy Landscape Architects’ Gabe Ross and Paul Roper-Gee. Spring is a great time to get stuck into the garden and make the most of your outdoors. Important principles to consider when designing your outdoor spaces include establishing a strong relationship between house and garden, ensuring consideration of sun, shade, shelter, creating wellproportioned spaces and remembering that all gardens mature and changeover time. With these design fundamentals in place, you can personalise the spaces to suit your lifestyle and complement your house. Here’s three design ideas to help make the most of your garden:


Go wild Even on a small scale you can attract birds, bugs and lizards to your garden by planting to provide food, shelter and nesting space. Get online to find out what native plants originally grew in your part of the city. Your garden can look good year round and you will also be doing your bit to increase biodiversity in Christchurch.


Bring the inside outside We all love the long evenings during the spring and summer months – why not create an outdoor dining and entertainment area as an extension of your indoor living space? A covered deck or paved area will provide shelter from the elements, and together with an outdoor fireplace or fire pit creates a

HOT HOUSE The IKEA SOCKER Greenhouse is perfect for keeping herbs in the kitchen (RRP $59) from Nordic Chill. 85 Spring 16

cosy space, extending the time spent outside. Outdoor kitchens, including stoves, fridges and benches, let those cooking enjoy the sunshine and be part of the social atmosphere, making entertaining fun and easy.


Grow your own Growing and harvesting fresh, healthy food from your own garden is very rewarding and provides great learning opportunities for children. If space doesn’t allow for a home orchard or full-size vegetable garden, there are still many ways to integrate edibles – think espaliered fruit trees, pots and planters and even sprinkling a few edibles through ornamental garden beds.

THE BLOCK This handcrafted Butchers’ Block Workstation (POA) from Fredricksons Furniture takes rustic charm to the next level.

CS LIVING | Hot Property

HOT PROPERTY With Mary Turnbull

The three biggest seller mistakes


re you getting ready to sell? (Or perhaps your property is already on the market!) If so, there are some classic mistakes that come up time and time again in real estate. Taking the time to learn from others’ mistakes can save you a lot of pain going forward – not to mention drastically increase your sale price! There are three classic errors in particular that you need to avoid. Firstly, setting a price; if there’s one golden rule to remember going into your sale, it’s that your home is only worth what the market is willing to pay you for it. Setting a price too high is probably the biggest single mistake you can make. What you paid for your home, its sentimental value to you, having a target figure – these factors can be misleading, as they are all irrelevant to setting a good price! Your agent should know the current market conditions, demands, and comparable prices, and their advice is invaluable. If you set the price

too high, you may be in for a long stay on the market – which will bring increased scrutiny from buyers, delay, and eventually a reduction in your asking price. Secondly; never underestimate the work that needs to be done on your home’s presentation and condition. The appearance of your home is the first, and most important, impression on any potential buyer. Many sellers do not want to invest in a home that they plan to sell, but dollars spent translate to dollars at sale time. Don’t neglect small repairs, which hint at unseen larger problems for buyers. Walk through your home like you’re interested in purchasing it, and don’t be afraid to ask your agent for suggestions. Finally: don’t cut corners or skimp on marketing. You need to hit every avenue for marketing hard; you want your property in front of as many eyes as possible. Give your agent time to prepare a proper marketing plan, and don’t underestimate the integral impact of social media and online marketing. A good agent should be aware of these potential real estate trip hazards and when in doubt, rely on their expert advice.

Ride On! Offering next-level cycling options, the high rollers at Christchurch-owned iCycle Electric specialise in building their own range of electric bikes, drift trikes and scooters. The driving force behind their own proudly Kiwi RIKONDA brand, owners Riki Foulsham and Rhonda Wicksteed (see what they did there?) offer a range of rides to suit everyone from cycle commuters to mountain/ off-road biking enthusiasts and even scooter fans, with RIKONDA ranging from fold-up outfits that make the bus stint of your journey easy to mighty machines designed for cycling over snow! Utilising top quality cycling gear such as Shimano and Velo parts and with neat features like phone chargers (!) often included, these puppies offer not only the quality factor but the cool factor as well! Hit them up and make cycling a breeze. 86 Spring 16

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Home Sweet Home Add some swag to your digs with these killer buys.




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TAKE A SEAT Add some vintage cool to your lounge with this pair of 1970s Sigurd Ressel ‘Falcon’ Chairs for Vatne Møbler, Norway (RRP $6,000 pair) from Mr Mod.


1 Karlsson Minimal Wall Clock (RRP $129.50) from Casual & Country 2 Aura Fringe Cushions (RRP $75) from Casual & Country 3 MARACA Natural Soy Wax Generalife Gardens Candle (RRP $54.95) 4 Hanno the Gorilla (RRP $119) from Collected 5 Ikea Viktigt Basket (RRP $49) from Nordic Chill 6 Lalique Serpent Vase in Red Crystal (RRP $11,400) from Youngs Jewellers

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CS LIVING | Read, Watch, Listen

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

READ Norwegian Wood:

Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way, Lars Mytting Review by Rachel Eadie, Scorpio Books. Chopping and stacking wood is a pastime where the world makes sense once more. Our relationship to fire is so ancient, so universal, that in learning about wood, you can also learn about life. This book is part guide to best practice, part meditation on the human survival instinct; Lars Mytting travels across Scandinavia to find fellow woodchoppers and learn their techniques, tips and wisdom. A tactile book filled with beautiful photos of artistic wood piles and the Scandinavian countryside. This definitive guide on the art of chopping, stacking and drying wood will have you longing to stoke the fire. RRP $40


Stranger to Stranger, Paul Simon Review by Garry Knight, Pennylane Records. Stranger to Stranger is Paul Simon’s latest (and thirteenth) solo release, and without doubt it is his best since Graceland stormed the charts. This 74-year-old New York singer/ songwriter shows no signs of slowing down, and with long-time producer Roy Halee, Simon has explored many new experimental styles, incorporating flamenco percussion and custom built instruments. Stand-out tracks on the album are opening track ‘The Werewolf’, funky jazz number ‘Wristband’ and the folksong stylings of ‘Cool Papa Bell’. Simon’s cutting, thoughtprovoking lyrics and underlying messages demand a serious listen; be sure this album won’t disappoint!


The Witch Review by Nick Paris, Alice in Videoland. A Puritan family in 1630 New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession in this superblycrafted immersion in period horror from first-time writer/ director Robert Eggers. The terrors of devilry and damnation come screaming to life in this thrillingly scary debut. Set in 1630, the film follows a deeply religious family living in self-imposed isolation on the edge of the New England wilderness. As mysterious events occur the family is engulfed in dread. An evil spirit has invaded the forest and the farmyard, or does it lurk within their own sinful hearts? Eggers skillfully leads us into this densely-researched period recreation.


Just in time to desecrate Christmas, Billy Bob Thornton reprises his most infamous role as Willie – the child-loathing, horny alcoholic criminal department store Santa Claus who made the Grinch look like a saint – in Bad Santa 2. Pioneering the bad taste, boundary-pushing path 13 years ago that was earnestly followed and pushed a little further by Bridesmaids and The Hangover, Thornton confirmed BS2 is upping the stakes and out to reclaim its crown. “I think we pushed it even a little further this time, not only in the sort of dark humour but also in the emotion. This one has more of a heart, more of a story, but it also went a little further with some of the nasty stuff.” Brace yourself for some November nastiness.

 HEATHERS – THE MUSICAL Swatch dogs and Diet Coke heads rejoice; the cult 80s misfit fave and Winona Ryder/Christian Slater led teen-angst-bullshit-with-a-body-count black comedy is now a musical. The murder-sui-ing the cruel cool kids to make Westerburg High a “nice place” tale has got to be the hottest alt musical ticket since Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Here’s hoping classic lines “Veronica, why are you pulling my dick?” and “F**k me gently with a chainsaw” get their own songs. How very!

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eco Frame and Mirror

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

Eco Frame and Mirror offer a full site fitting service for all artwork, mirrors, sculpture or furniture. In home or office – including art placement. Eco also offer a full, in-house custom picture and mirror framing service.



Visit their showroom or website to find a piece you’ll love! Unit 4, 46 Acheron Drive 03 348 8808

Quake-safe hanging for homeowners, interior designers, hospitality operators and office fit outs. 394 Colombo Street 03 377 0223

dusty old things interiors/antiques

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

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Interiors by Lume


Interiors by Lume offer fantastic interior homewares and accessories to inspire any home, from luxurious throws and feather-filled cushions to ceramics, lighting, mirrors and furniture. Can’t find what you’re after? They can arrange exceptional furniture pieces made to order. The city’s exclusive stockists of Bandhini homewares, Armadillo & Co rugs, South African Wonki ware and Lumira Candles.

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

Interiors by Lume – creating great spaces.

922 Colombo Street 03 366 1656



2 Normans Road 03 377 7542

Moffatt’s Flower Company florist

Nordic Chill


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

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 to your own requirements. Delivery NZ-wide. Select quality gift items also available. 1 Candys Road 03 322 7975

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charming Souvenir

Care Free Computing

Charming Souvenir is now offering a carefully selected range of New Zealand’s finest wine. They stock exceptional wines proudly made locally. Their amazingly huge product selection can meet all your shopping needs; make them a one-stop shop for gifts and souvenirs. Duty free services available as well!

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


computer repair & sales

Discover something delightful – there’s really something for everyone at Charming Souvenir! Shop 1B, 376 Riccarton Road 03 343 6188

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Fredricksons Furniture furniture

Specialising in bespoke furniture, Fredricksons offer a lifetime workmanship guarantee on their beautiful, made-toorder furniture pieces. 710 Hawkins Road 027 206 2504 fredricksonsfurniture.

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iCycle electric


electric bikes

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

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The city’s best independent bookstore. Browse their huge range in store or online. Hereford St store now open! 120 Hereford Street 03 377 8462 113 Riccarton Road 03 379 2882


Artworks landscape LTD landscaping

Delivering stunning outdoor spaces in Christchurch for almost 30 years, Artworks Landscape are a well established and respected landscaping company that specialise in residential landscape design and build. They can assist with your initial landscape design right through to delivery of the job. From small to grand projects, their talented team can help. Visit their website or awardwinning show garden to view their iconic style. 404 Prestons Road 03 387 0673 or 021 625 410

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Christchurch is in for an orchestral treat this spring when the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra visits in September and twice in October. In the middle (on 4 October) is Bold Worlds, an exploration of American music that presents a programme of Steve Reich’s Three Movements, Mason Bates’ adventurous new Violin Concerto, and Dvorak’s Symphony No.9 in E Minor. The orchestra will be joined in Horncastle Arena by international guest artist Anne Akiko Meyers (pictured) – for whom Bates’ concerto was composed – on the violin, with American maestro Fawzi Haimor set to lead the orchestra through this celebration of new musical frontiers with his focused, precise and elegant style.

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LEGALLY NUDE The Court Theatre are putting new Kiwi comedy The Streaker back-to-back with smash hit Legally Blonde the Musical for an unmissable spring/summer of theatre. From the writer of local hit MAMIL, The Streaker (17 Sep – 22 Oct) asks just how far you’d go for a million dollars, while the starmaking Reese Witherspoon vehicle Legally Blonde (26 Nov – 21 Jan) brings us its fashion-savvy whimsy (but sans Witherspoon, sorry!)

Larking About

A Murder Mystery Dinner Image: Star Photographers - Dean Norrie

ffable, longhaired UK comedian, accomplished musician and surrealist Bill Bailey is a bit of a Kiwi favourite; excellent news then that his new Australasian tour, Larks in Transit, flies into Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena for its very first gig. The genial Bailey calls upon tales from his two decades of life on the road as a travelling comic, taking in general shenanigans and tall travellers’ tales, and makes his trademark meandering digressions into politics, philosophy, the pursuit of happiness, death metal, ringtones, and even an excruciating encounter with Paul McCartney – sold! 20 October


Cityscape has a double pass to both 1) The Streaker and 2) Legally Blonde the Musical to giveaway. To enter, email us at with either ‘Streaker’ or ‘Blonde’ in the subject line and tell why you need a night of theatre gold. Entries close Sep 30 (1) and Nov 30 (2).

BEST IN SHOW Canterbury’s biggest party, New Zealand Cup and Show Week, trots into town from 5 – 12 November. Town meets country, with barnyard cuteness and some epic skills on display, at the Canterbury A&P Show, before the carnival culminates with New Zealand Trotting Cup Day – and the stakes for the coveted Fashions on the Field title are as high as those on the big race!


Murder Most Fowl

The team at Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre wind back the clock to 1968, where the opening of a Victorian theme park is marred by a brutal mur-diddly-urder. Police are baffled by the case – can you and your team crack a mystery chock-filled with more red herrings than Sea World, squeeze in a delicious three-course meal and out-run a chainsaw wielding maniac? Two words: Big. Fun! Book your tix for 10 & 17 September, 8 & 22 October, or 4, 5, 18, 19, 25, 26 & 27 November. Spring 16

sep what’s on | Gigs, Concerts & Events


collaborates with the Rodger Fox Big Band for the first time with a new programme of swingin’ arrangements. Horncastle Arena, Wed 14 Sep,


contemporary christchurch EXHIBITION A survey exhibition celebrating the range of innovative arts being practised and created in Christchurch, capturing a moment in time and the city’s resilience. CoCA Gallery, until 6 Nov

Rockin Ribs & Beer Festival FOOD FESTIVAL The 1st Annual Rockin Ribs Festival celebrates delicious spare ribs barbecue, music and good times, with live entertainment and local chefs cooking up a ribs fest storm. Rosebank Estate, Sat 3/Sun 4 Sep,

CSO Masterworks: Appalachian to Zappa CLASSICAL MUSIC An eclectic

programme from the CSO to celebrate the arrival of spring includes works by Copland, Mozart, and Frank Zappa. Charles Luney Auditorium, Sat 10 Sep,


the greatest excerpts from the history of the orchestral repertoire as chosen by Dr Philip Norman. Charles Luney Auditorium, Thu 22 Sep,

Fashion for a Cure FASHION/SPECIAL EVENT A cocktail

function is the background to a fashion show raising money for breast cancer research. Christchurch Art Gallery, Thu 22 Sep, christchurch-ffac.html

Nurse Maude Black Tie Event

MUSICAL THEATRE The smash-hit Andrew Lloyd Webber production makes its way into the Isaac Theatre Royal care of the busy theatrical beavers at Showbiz Christchurch. Isaac Theatre Royal, Thu 15 Sep – Sat 1 Oct,

SPECIAL EVENT Raise money for Nurse Maude Hospice’s worthy cause during a fantastic evening of fun, food, and entertainment. The Rydges Latimer, Sat 24 Sep,

The Laughing Samoans

Chinese Festival 2016

one of NZ’s most popular and successful live comedy acts rolls into town again. Aurora Centre, Fri 16 Sep,

FESTIVAL This month-long cultural festival offers a range of events to celebrate Chinese culture and China’s links with New Zealand. Various venues, Sat 24 Sep – Sat 22 Oct,

All Blacks vs South Africa

CMNZ: QuintEssence Mini Festival

COMEDY The latest offering from

SPORT This’ll be a biggy – the All

Blacks take on South Africa in a mighty Investec Championship clash at AMI Stadium. AMI Stadium, Sat Sep 17,

The Streaker THEATRE A brand new New Zealand

comedy from Greg Cooper, the writer of recent local hit MAMIL (Middle Age Man In Lycra). The Court Theatre, Sat 17 Sep – Sat 22 Oct,

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Quartet joins Grammy-nominated American violist James Dunham for this day of concert masterpieces from Brahms and Mozart. Charles Luney Auditorium, Sat 24 Sep,

Women’s Lifestyle Expo EXPO/TRADE SHOW A two day event

specially for women of all ages. Horncastle Arena, Sat 24/Sun 25 Sep,

Image: Squatch, 2015 by Jacquelyn Greenbank

NZSO: Swing into Spring

CSO: The Ten Greatest Moments in the History of Orchestral Music

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Quintessence Mini Festival: 3 Concerts. 1 Day. The New Zealand String Quartet is joined by Grammynominated violist James Dunham to perform Mozart and Brahms’ timeless masterpieces. The minifestival format allows you to truly immerse yourself in the chamber music world. Make a day of it: catch the morning coffee concert performed by the Pettman Players, a brilliant group of emerging young artists, and the afternoon discussion with Frances Moore. Saturday 24 September, 11am, 3pm, and 7:30pm Charles Luney Auditorium London Conchord Ensemble The ensemble brings us their fresh, communicative style that has won an international following. This superb UK collective of musicians, which includes audience favorite, violinist Daniel Rowland, will bring a myriad of colours that are created when strings, wind and piano combine. The concert will be a special event as part of the 2017 season launch tour. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy an evening of fine musicianship topped off with a complimentary glass of bubbly and the first public preview of the 2017 Season concerts. Tuesday 11 October, 7:30pm Charles Luney Auditorium Generation You If you’re under 35, your concert ticket will now only cost your age; and if you’re a student you can grab tickets on the day of the concert for only $10! (Service fees apply.) 0800 CONCERT (266 2378)

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The Extravaganza

contemporary CHCH

FAMILY New Zealand’s largest

EXHIBITION See listing in September.

CoCA Gallery, to 6 Nov,

NZTrio CLASSICAL MUSIC The chamber music triumvirate that’s been described as “New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble” plays a programme of modern and classical works by Rachmaninov, NZ composer Gareth Farr, and others. Nut Point Centre, Sat 1 Oct,

The 2016 Church Tour


Ellie Goulding

O’Neill, Shona Laing, Debbie Harwood and Hammond Gamble swing into the Cardboard Cathedral for this year’s edition of the acoustic New Zealand music tour. Cardboard Cathedral, Sat 1 Oct,


Oktoberfest @ Rosebank FESTIVAL Celebrate the legendary Oktoberfest at Rosebank with an oompah band, German food, decorations, and of course, beer! Rosebank Estate, Sat 1 & Sat 8 Oct,


princess and global sensation Ellie Goulding rolls into town for a big night at Horncastle Arena, joined by up-and-comers Years & Years. Horncastle Arena, Thu 29 Sep,

SEMINAR Dr Libby empowers you with the nutritional, biochemical and emotional knowhow to make the change from just getting by to smashing it out of the park. Old Boys Theatre, Christ’s College, Thu 6 Oct and Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, Wed 12 Oct,

Beyond the Barricade CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Past and principal performers from the West End’s Les Miserables hit the road in the showcase of songs of one of the world’s most enduring musicals. Isaac Theatre Royal, Fri 7/Sat 8 Oct,

Live in Lincoln: A Comedy Night COMEDY A line up of top Kiwi comedians –Jeremy Corbett, Ben Hurley, Justine Smith – hit Lincoln for a big night of comedy. Lincoln Event Centre, Sat 8 Oct, Find it on Facebook

CBD Stampede SPORT/FITNESS A fun 5km run/

obstacle course through the CBD that throws cargo nets, cars, buses, containers, tyres and many more surprises into runners’ paths. Central City, Sun 2 Oct,

NZSO: Bold Worlds – New Frontiers CLASSICAL MUSIC The NZSO returns

to the city in October, conducted by American maestro Fawzi Haimor and joined by US concert violinist Anne Akiko Meyers. Horncastle Arena, Tue 4 Oct,

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travelling event rolls a ready-made carnival atmosphere town with food, markets and old-skool entertainment. Richmond Village Green, Sat 24/Sun 25 Sep,

Dr Libby: From Surviving To Thriving

CMNZ presents: London Conchord Ensemble CLASSICAL MUSIC One of Europe’s

leading chamber ensembles makes its way down south to treat classical fans to works by Mozart, Schoenberg, Poulenc, and Debussy. Charles Luney Auditorium, Tue 11 Oct,

NZ Opera presents: Sweeney Todd PERFORMANCE Heads will (nearly)

roll when Kiwi opera star Teddy

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Located in the heart of the city, CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki is a national and international cutting-edge gallery. Be moved, be challenged, be inspired! Their spring exhibition Contemporary Christchurch celebrates a range of innovative contemporary art made or located in ĹŒtautahi and runs until the 6th November. Free admission! 66 Gloucester Street 03 366 7261

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what’s on | Gigs, Concerts & Events Tahu Rhodes returns to these shores to play the Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical. Isaac Theatre Royal, Wed 12 – Sat 15 Oct,

Canterbury Home Show EXPO/TRADE SHOW New products

and ideas for those thinking of building or renovating, all under the one big roof at Horncastle. Horncastle Arena, Fri 14 – Sun 16 Oct,

something for everyone. Alice Cinematheque, Thu 20 – Wed 26 Oct,

The Big Burlesque Blowout – Neo & Noir and Glitz & Glam PERFORMANCE/WORKSHOP

Christchurch’s biggest weekend of burlesque presents two different themed shows, international burlesque superstars and daytime workshops. Sixty6, 66 Peterborough Street, Fri 21/Sat 22 Oct, Find it on Facebook

BECA Heritage Week

Jim Jefferies COMEDY The internationally popular and acclaimed Aussie comic who’s made “a cottage industry out of bad behaviour” returns to NZ. Isaac Theatre Royal, Sat 22 Oct,

NZSO presents: Mozart & Beethoven CLASSICAL MUSIC NZSO’s Edo de

Waart Masterworks series saves Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven for a sparkling finish. Horncastle Arena, Thu 27 Oct,

FESTIVAL The annual celebration of the history of the city and Banks Peninsula is back for another week-and-a-bit of events, this year with the theme of “Hidden Histories – Our Stories Unearthed.” Various venues, Fri 14 Oct – Mon 24 Oct,

Triumphs and Other Alternatives collides sculpture and performance to create a new form of dance theatre that has been playing to standing ovations everywhere it has been performed. Isaac Theatre Royal, Tue 18 Oct,

Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit COMEDY Beloved English troll-like figure, musician and genial storyteller Bill Bailey tours his new show, “a compendium of travellers’ tales and general shenanigans” that calls on his two decades of life as a travelling comic. Horncastle Arena, Thu 20 Oct,

Show Me Shorts FILM The best short films from both

New Zealand and around the world are showcased in this annual treat for serious cinema fans that offers a little bit (or little films) of

PERFORMANCE This innovative work

FESTA (Festival of Transitional Architecture) FESTIVAL Christchurch’s very own unique biennial Festival of Transitional Architecture is back in 2016; this year’s theme is “We Have The Means”. Keep an eye on the festival website or Facebook for details and a schedule! Various venues, Fri 21 – Mon 24 Oct,

Christchurch Big Band Festival FESTIVAL The music festival that gets the city swinging is back for its 10th birthday. See website for programme schedule and ticketing. Various venues, Fri 21 – Mon 24 Oct,

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Art in a Garden EXHIBITION This popular annual sculptural exhibition showcases established and emerging artists in Flaxmere Gardens near Hawarden. Flaxmere Gardens, Thu 27 – Sun 30 Oct,

Andre Rieu CLASSICAL MUSIC “The Dutch King of

Waltz” and world’s most successful violinist gives us a taste of the musical artistry that’s sold more than 40 million CDs and DVDs. Horncastle Arena, Sat 29 Oct,

The Events THEATRE In the wake of unthinkable

violence, community choir director

Claire begins a search for answers in this moving drama that questions what it means to be human. The Court Theatre, Sat 29 Oct – Sat 12 Nov,


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CSO Presents: Last Night of the Proms CLASSICAL MUSIC Prepare for pomp

and circumstance once more as the CSO offers up its annual celebration of the music and spirit of Ol’ Blighty. Isaac Theatre Royal, Fri 4/Sat 5 Nov,

Hororata Highland Games

Pink Ribbon Star Walk SPORT/FITNESS This half-marathon

walk under the stars (with a 5km distance also available) is a major fundraiser for breast cancer. Hagley Park North, Sat 29 Oct,

SPECIAL EVENT Och! The traditional Scottish Highland Games with a Kiwi twist return with plenty of colour and caber-tossing for a fun family day out on the domain. Hororata Domain, Sat 5 Nov,

contemporary christchurch EXHIBITION See listing in September.

CoCA Gallery, until 6 Nov,

Manderley Home & Garden Festival

FESTIVAL Live music and other entertainment, stalls and tasty treats combine at this festival held at Banks Peninsula’s historic



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

Riccarton Market is Canterbury’s most established, vibrant market. The market has over 200 stalls covering fresh fruit and veges, certified organic produce, flowers, plants, antiques, clothing, arts and crafts, books and much more. There’s something for everyone! The market also offers a food court, and features local talent on stage each week. The market is the main fundraiser for Riccarton Rotary Club, with surplus funds distributed to the community.

50 Ferrymead Park Drive 03 384 1970

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



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what’s on | Gigs, Concerts & Events Manderley Homestead. Manderley Homestead, Sat 5/Sun 6 Nov,

Cup and Show Week FESTIVAL Christchurch’s busiest party week/racing carnival is here to liven up the social calendar for another year – check the website for a full list of events, then dive into the wardrobe and start putting your outfit together. Various venues, Sat 5 – Sat 12 Nov,

Canterbury A&P Show TRADE SHOW Cows, cockies and

candy floss team up to inexorably suck the city’s entire population of children to Canterbury Agricultural Park in the annual town-comes-tocountry showcase. Canterbury Agricultural Park, Wed 9 – Fri 11 Nov,

Grease MUSICAL THEATRE This touring production of the popular musical favourite swings our way as part of its 26 stop national tour. Isaac Theatre Royal, Fri 18 Nov, Find it on Facebook

Battle of the Rebuild SPORT/SPECIAL EVENT The

corporate charity boxing gala and big night out returns to rumble in Horncastle Arena, with more money set to go to local charities. Horncastle Arena, Sat Nov 19,

Stan Walker: New Takeover Tour CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Our

all-singing, all-acting man Stan hits the road for a national tour, with special guest Fatai from The Voice. Horncastle Arena, Wed 9 Nov,


to the legendary supergroup ABBA with primo impersonators regularly wows audiences. Isaac Theatre Royal, Wed 9 Nov,


Zealand’s favourite drum and bass outfit drop in to get Horncastle Arena pumping with tracks from their highly anticipated new album. Horncastle Arena, Thu 10 Nov,

Legally Blonde The Musical MUSICAL THEATRE The hit Reese Witherspoon vehicle hits the stage as a fresh, fun and upbeat summer musical for the Court. The Court Theatre, Sat 26 Nov – Sat 21 Jan,

The Nutcracker – Imperial Russian Ballet PERFORMANCE Back after their

sell-out 2015 performances of Swan Lake, these ballet superstars return to perform The Nutcracker. Isaac Theatre Royal, Sat 26/Sun 27 Nov,

House of Travel Triathlon Festival SPORT/FITNESS Multisport mayhem

in Pegasus, with several different race events for all ages and experience levels. Pegasus Town, Sun 27 Nov,

CSO Masterworks: Force of Nature

Summer Starter 2016


event designed to get you back into the outdoors as the weather warms up, with both 10km and 4km distances available. New Brighton Pier to Redcliffs Park, Sun 27 Nov,

concludes its Masterworks season with Debussy, Sibelius, and EsaPekka Salonen’s Violin Concerto. Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Sat 19 Nov,

Stadium Challenge SPORT/FITNESS Bust a gut (and your

calves) at this stair-climbing challenge featuring more than 5,000 stairs at AMI Stadium. AMI Stadium, Sun 20 Nov,

Peta Mathias PERFORMANCE The popular

personality is back with another of her comedy/variety shows, timed to coincide with the release of her new memoir. Charles Luney Auditorium, Sat 26 Nov,

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SPORT/FITNESS A colourful fun run

The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Hey hey, it’s

The Monkees – original members Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork truck on with this evening of music. Isaac Theatre Royal, Tue 29 Nov,

A Christmas Carol COMEDY The Court Jesters produce their own comedic take on the Dickens classic as they scramble to recreate the entirety of the famous story with just two performers. The Court Theatre, Wed 30 Nov – Sat 17 Dec,

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Early Warning:

Christmas in the Vines

It will be starting to sound a lot like Christmas when Kiwi p-opera sensations Sol3 Mio bring their festive vibes to Waipara Hills Winery in December. The talented trio will be peforming their signature mix of opera arias, traditional songs and favourite Christmas carols. Christmas in the Vines 17 December,

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what’s on | The Last Word

Image: Jeff Busby

Cityscape caught up with Kiwi opera legend Teddy Tahu Rhodes ahead of his picking up the straight razor as the Demon Barber in New Zealand Opera’s Sweeney Todd.



ell us about the relationship between Sweeney and Mrs Lovett. It’s kind of a relationship where they need each other really. I think they are two people in this world that have different needs and they just cross each other’s paths; I think in time they get to become very fond of each other. I think throughout there is a genuine affection between to the two of them. What have you learnt about your character that you didn’t know before taking on the role? When you think of Sweeney you think of the Demon Barber, but he’s actually quite a tragic and sad man. He’s had a tragic life, so the story of his murderous side is just an extension of his exterior to the real tragedy of his life that has caused him to become the way he is. He’s a man who’s been unjustly imprisoned for 15 years, and had his wife and child taken away from him so the story of him is quite sympathetic I think. It’s a tragedy really.

What’s your take on Sweeney Todd – ‘Demon Barber’ or misunderstood businessman trying to diversify his brand? You can’t deny there’s a Demon Barber side of him. Misunderstood businessman is a bit of stretch, but he’s certainly an unjustly persecuted man! Pies are famous for hiding nasty surprises; what’s your pie horror story? I don’t have one – I think of pies as being pretty good really! I think if you’ve grown up in New Zealand the pie is quintessentially associated with us in some way. It’s very rare that you get a bad pie – how can you get a bad pie? I think if you stick to the good tried and true mince pie you’ll be pretty safe. How do you follow someone like Johnny Depp? I follow a rule that you don’t try and ever be what someone else has done. You just can’t, so I will put my little take on it. I can’t possibly attempt to follow Johnny I’m afraid!

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This is a hugely anticipated production – what can we expect? It’s a great night of entertainment. Sweeney Todd is a comedy within a great black drama. It’s immensely entertaining, the production is going to look great, and the Isaac Theatre is the perfect setting for the old streets of London – because you’re that close to the stage, it will feel like you’ve been transported back to 18th century England. The cast is amazing and it’s going to be an awesome show, and I’m very excited to be coming back to Christchurch. Tell us about your favourite scene. My favourite scene is the very first one, and it’s a scene I’m not necessarily in to the end! The opening overture is so dramatic – with the full ensemble it brings everyone on stage at once, and from the very first note it transports you back to old-world England. Sweeney Todd 12 – 15 October Isaac Theatre Royal

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