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winter 2015

We get serious about some seriously-good amber gold.

Own This City 08 word on the street Tip-offs, trends, and more. 14 winter edit This season’s essentials. 15 5 THINGS TO DO Get these must-dos in your diary, stat. 16 Fashion forecast Cityscape checks out what’s going to be hot in the coming spring/summer season, catches up with some of the country’s top designers, and runs a ruler over the city’s fashion scene.


Got a passion for fashion? Read on, daaaahling.

29 craft beer: on the hops Cityscape talks to local brewers about the city’s booming craft beer scene, and tracks down the best spots for a serious craft beer sesssion.

Feast 34 The gourmand’s guide to Christchurch. 37 parties & shops Goodies, catering, events & venues. 40 food & drink Dining and drinking in the city.

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Sultry songstress (and international Heineken spruiker) Gin Wigmore is set to tear up CHCH in July as part of an exclusive 3-stop New Zealand tour to launch her scorching new album, Blood To Bone. The award-wining Kiwi/ now LA woman will be rocking the CPSA Big Yellow Building on July 4 in what’s tipped to be an epic homecoming.


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Live, Life Love 71 Fashion, lifestyle and living. 73 the good life With Dr Libby. 74 get this The coldest season’s hottest fashions. 82 the self Nurturing mind, body, and soul. 86 CS living House, home and lifestyle. 94 the traveller Where to go and what to see and do while you’re over there. 96 read, watch, listen Catch up on reviews, profiles and celebrity insider goss.

Here & Now 97 What’s going down in the Garden City this winter. 102 gigs, concerts & events Culture shock, aural pleasure, out & about – the city’s hottest tickets this season. 110 THE last word New lease of life – old city buildings reborn.

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Editor’s note

Ahhh, winter’s brisk embrace. Sure it gets icy, but hey, we need all that cold so we can enjoy long days on the ski fields, fireside dining, cracking those heavy reds we’ve been stashing over the warmer months and piling on layers of the latest fashions. Things are getting pretty frosty in our Bumper Winter Issue too as we profile the latest and coming spring/summer fashions, meet the city’s beer barons, and welcome both a regular killer recipe from Dragons Den Social Lounge’s chef extraordinare Andrew Brown and property buying and selling tips from Harcourts Gold guru Mary Turnbull – along with everything Cityscapecentric to keep you in the know.



Cityscape has the motherload of giveaways to warm up your winter:

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

3 x $50 dining vouchers at Five Stags (p40) An Inter-Weave Wuru throw valued at $345 (p86) A 2-hour hot stone therapy treatment at Siam Thai Day Spa valued at $230 (p82)


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2 x double passes to Jason Shon Bennet’s ‘Discover The Secrets of Exceptional Health’ valued at up to $60 each (p82)

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Word on the Street

Tip-Offs, trends & more

Heisenburger Food Truck

just off to the Library Scratch your itch for serious craft beer by checking something out of The Beer Library at The Colombo.

strike Gold

Discover ingenious and delicious culinary mad science at Cookai Gold Fusion, a new Papanui Road spin-off of mothership Cookai Japanese Restaurant.

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New additions to our dining scene include the fine dining and views at Stellar and the authentic flavours of Hello Vietnam (both in Riccarton Rd). In Lyttelton, try breaking b(re)ad at the Heisenburger Food Truck, who have people jonesing for a gourmet burger fix. The St Asaph St hospitality cluster is expanding, with the team behind Baretta making two additions – bar/dining outfit The Cuban (at 236), opening July and focussing on Cuban street food and a Latin feel, and then in October Empire (at 172), a Japanese bar/grill whipping out yakitori, Japanese sake and whiskies. But you need Japanese right now? All aboard the sushi train at the new Kumo in Lincoln Rd, then. And drop in at new café Clubhouse on your stroll through North Hagley Park.

Auto Sound & Security If you’re looking for Auto Sound & Security, you’ll need to head to their new premises at 37 Gasson Street in Sydenham.

The long-awaited re-opening of COCA Gallery under new director Paula Orrell is set for Spring this year.

The good folks behind Joe’s Garage should have their new American grill style Wigram Skies restaurant The Landing open in June.

 Collectively Impressed

A unique new designer concept store at The Colombo, Collective houses an exciting mix of homewares, books and magazines, a florist, fashion, jewellery and more. A uniquely open take on the traditional multi-department store, Collective is designed to act as a showcase of great products and design. You’ll find the contemporary, the vintage, iconic brands, emerging talent, the rare and the affordable, from New Zealand and overseas, all linked by a sense of inimitable style.


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OWN THIS CITY  Cider House Rules The Cityscape crew have been diggin’ the French-infused flavours of Moa Beer Co.’s super-chill premium Apple Cider, brewed up specially by New Zealand’s first certified cicerone (beer sommelier!) Josh Scott.

Pot Sticker 

Local Hero

There’s an apt new name for the repaired and reopened restaurant in Riccarton House: Local. The restaurant focuses on seasonal and rustic food that’s clocked up low food miles, with many of the ingredients found in your tasty brunch or lunch having come directly from the popular Christchurch Farmers’ Market that’s held every Saturday morning in the historic manor’s grounds. You can also spot fresh herbs, salad greens and other seasonal produce used by the restaurant sprouting up from the five planter boxes outside the open working kitchen. It’s hard to get too much more local than that! It’s a red-and-blackout on the drinks menu too, with Wigram Beer, Pegasus Bay Wines, Hummingbird Coffee and the Aroha Elderflower range all on the list. Dine al fresco in the courtyard on sunny days, or cosy up in a heritage room with open fire and views over the Avon river. Local. at Riccarton House, open Wed - Fri 10am –3pm, Sat/Sun 9am – 4pm.

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

The hard-workin’, dumpling-slingin’ crew at Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar have been faced with the good-kind of business problem – people languishing round The Colombo at lunchtimes, itching to get their delicious dumpling fix, but having to wait a while because of the sheer number of people clamouring for the flavourful goodness (and because handcrafted quality takes a bit of time, dunnit?). Good news for all of us dumpling fans though – a flash second location has opened up at 144 Lichfield Street (Poplar Lane corner), and – more good news yet – it won’t just be their delicious dumplings that make their way over the counter here, but beer and their delicious dumplings! Seriously – let us at it. @cityscapemagazine_chch,

CITTA STANDS ALONE continue the hunt for inspiring home ideas at Citta Design’s new merivale standalone store (12 Papanui road), where enduring design staples meet limited edition seasonal collections of furniture and homewares.


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The Iconic: Ballantynes

The city's shopping scene has seen plenty of changes, but through them all Ballantynes has remained the city’s upscale retail rock. Starting life in 1854 in the front room of a Cashel Street residence where locals could pick themselves up a sweet new hat, the business was purchased by John Ballantyne in 1872, and the name has stuck around. Today if you can’t get it at Ballantynes, chances are it’s not worth getting. But you don’t become a historic city fixture by just flogging stuff – the good people at Ballantynes go the extra mile with that old-skool concept of proper service. John would be proud.

urban etiquette

Hitting the slopes Winter is coming – and not just on GoT – which means ski season is almost upon us. Whether you’re a novice or a ski bunny extraordinaire, there’s a strict code of conduct on the ski field. Let us give you the lowdown! Firstly, share the chair; cutting in line or holding up the queue because you’re not about sharing a lift with strangers could set the catalyst for some downhill vengeance and see you in traction – everyone came to ski, so don’t be that person. Novices: take a lesson! Self-taught skiing can only end in tears (mostly yours), and a few pointers from your semi-pro bro doesn’t count. Best not stop in the middle of the slope, either – it's a serious dick move that puts you and other skiers in danger. Ski to the trail level – no burning up the beginners' run or meandering down the advanced; remember the skier in front has the right of way, and make sure (in addition to having fun) you lend a hand when needed. If someone hits some gnarly crud and wipes out, help dig them out – it’s like, totally skier’s code (probably), and might well score you an après drink in the bar (or car park party) after.


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Give those reality cooking shows the flick and flex your own kitchen muscles with a cooking master class or five this winter, then wow your friends with a killer dinner party. Check out two of Canterbury’s best: gourmet goddess Jenny Garing of Ground Gourmet Essentials ( will take you through the Food of Portugal (June 28), Pepper! (strawberry and black pepper ice cream, anyone? – July 26) and Burmese cuisine (August 23). Or head out to Tai Tapu’s exquisite Otahuna Lodge ( and tap into chef Jimmy McIntyre’s (pictured) ‘potager to plate’ philosophy with his Sensational Seafood, using the freshest seafood available on the day (June 25 & 27), then learn the ropes of the trendiest meal with Brunch – The Art of Light Entertaining (August 27 & 29).

WELL PRESERVED Park your pint on the right glass-topped bar leaner at the Valley Inn Tavern in Heathcote and you may end up a with a little bit of vertigo, as yawning underneath (with a depth of 12 metres) is a brick well built in 1877. It was carefully looked after during the tavern’s complete rebuild post-quake, and was originally put to use supplying both the Heathcote Hotel and passing horses. In addition to preserving the historic well, the Tavern still holds the license that was originally issued to Birdsey’s Pub on the Bridle Path Road in 1862; it's probably fair to say they’ve got a bit of history under their belt when it comes to knowing how to pull a pint.

HOME GROWN: BOTANICAL BEAUTY Cityscape catches up with Brigit Blair on the 20th anniversary of Linden Leaves.

How did you get into the natural beauty business? I began in a very small way, focussed on natural ingredients that could be used daily by 2 of my children who had the daily challenge of dealing with severely itchy, raw, inflamed, infected and sensitive skin. How would you describe the past 20 years with Linden Leaves? It has pretty much been my life and my passion, a time filled with gaining knowledge and insight and building a team of talented and dedicated people around me with some success. What are the requirements of your ingredients? Our skincare range is 100% natural and NATRUE certified, as I believe the facial skin is the most delicate and visual and the products are function-specific to give the utmost protection. Other general body care products in larger sizes range from 98.5% natural to a blend of natural and gentle synthetic ingredients. Career highlight? Receiving the Order of Merit, but my family and team are the force behind the scene. The one Linden Leaves product you can’t live without? Oil – both our unique handmade body oils with beautiful freeze-dried botanicals and our miraculous facial oil. What’s your favourite beauty tip? Less is more – wellcared for, nourished skin looks beautiful without much embellishment. What’s next for Linden Leaves? We are releasing a luxurious Gold range, based on the attributes of ancient grains, to celebrate 20 years. It marks the milestone appropriately, and is unique with every product containing 23kt gold leaf. Beauty is … about confidence, authenticity, positivity, kindness and a sense of wellbeing.

RETRO-A-GO-GO Looking to add some old skool swank and swag to your pad Mad Men style? Then look no further than Mr Mod’s Mid-Century Furniture & Design Show (180 Durham Street). Running to June 13, it offers 350 square metres of drop-dead stylish imported original Scandinavian, European and American design spanning the 1950s – 70s. Legendary designers on show include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Borge Mogensen, Isamu Noguchi, Tobia Scarpa, Bruno Mathsson and Arne Jacobsen.

ON YA BIKE! Get those sweet bicycle clips out of storage,

Christchurch – getting around the city is becoming easier with the arrival of a free (for trips under 30 minutes) public bike-share system, thanks to the crowdfunding enthusiasm for local entrepreneur Rob Henderson’s idea. The service puts CHCH in the same trendy club as the likes of New York, London and Melbourne (look at us go!), and starts in June with bike stations in Victoria, Gloucester and Tuam Streets, Re:START Mall and Worcester Boulevard, kicking off a two-year pilot for the project – ride on!


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1 LK Bennett Leona (RRP $899.90) from Issimo


2 HK Satchel (RRP $480) from Florian Rhodes


3 Seletti Burlesque ‘The No Evil Monkeys’ Chandelier (RRP $1,100) from Belle Interiors

This season’s essentials.

4 Petal 9ct Yellow Gold Necklace (RRP $2,045) from Filigree Fine Jewels

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5 Neon Font Letters (RRP $99 per letter) from Copper + Pink 6 Sonus Faber Chameleon T speakers (RRP $5,000 a pair) from Soundline


7 Bezzera Mitica espresso machine (POA) from Total Food Equipment 8 Dries Van Noten Rowan Paint Coat (RRP $3,140) from Victoria Black

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9 Maxwell & Williams Microstoven Tajine (RRP $99.99) from Mighty Ape



Madama Butterfly Puccini gives opera wings in this timeless classic.  23, 25, 28, 30 Jul & 1 Aug


The Power and the Passion NZSO bring out big guns Liszt and Mahler.  15 Jul




Resene Architecture & Turnovsky Jubilee Lyttelton Festival of Design Film Festival Ensemble NZ Chamber Lights Go large at the The Archi-porn film circuit. Music Contest turns fidd(l)y. portside Matariki.  25 Jun – 8 Jul  21 Jun  13 – 21 Jun


LONG HAUL FLIGHTS Planning on getting your migration on and flying north to warmer shores for the winter?

That excitement as you board the plane can start to wane after the 7th hour, so how do you cope when your sunny destination is still light years away? Read on …

If you’re in first class lollin’ about on a flatbed sipping French (read: real) champagne and wriggling your toes in your inflight Gucci sockettes, this ain’t for you – you’ll survive just fine. However, if you couldn’t wrangle an upgrade via air points (or promises of your firstborn) in order to break through the curtain class barrier into the promised land, you’re in for a slog – it’s not called long haul for nothing! But you can make it bearable. Choose your seat wisely; the window seat may be great for take-off and landing, but in the million hours in between, you'll come to loathe its cramped confines. You want the leg room of an aisle seat. Sure, drinking can knock you around at altitude, but that blessed escape of sleep can be elusive (thanks, wailing kid two rows back), so by all means have a couple – just ensure you hit the water too to stay relaxed AND hydrated. Treat the stewies like they’re the gods of your new found religion – these industry professionals control your flow of booze and food and you’ll be needing both. Lastly, binge-watch every TV show and movie you've missed at ground level and you’ll be passing out before you know it.


FASHION FORECAST Cityscape checks out what's hot in the coming spring/summer season.



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High Panting

THE 10 (FASHION) COMMANDMENTS White Denim If the shoe fits



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Retro Chic




Totes Huge

1 Trelise Cooper Days of Flower Lives Dress (RRP $899) and Filigree Fine Jewels 9ct Yellow Gold Twig and Leaf Pendant ($900) 2 Louche Bergen Dress 3 Rag & Bone 4 Crocodile Leather Tote (RRP $195) from Florian Rhodes 5 Rayban Original Aviators (RRP $199.95) 6 Witchery Seam Detail Ponte Dress (RRP $149.90) 7 Serina Sophia Stella Coral Dress 8 Espadrilles canvas flats 9 Georgia Alice Oh Hunny Shorts (RRP $396) 10 Yves Saint Laurent Platforms


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In the Cut

Cityscape caught up with three of the country’s top designers for a sneak peek of their upcoming collections.


TRELISE COOPER Dame Trelise Cooper looks to the Palace of Versailles for inspiration for her ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ spring 2016 collection. Equal parts regal and rebellious, these botanical-themed pieces are designed for the modern revolutionist in pretty pastels and a sprinkling of sequins.


1 Hips Hips Hooray Jacket (RRP $629), Top at Nothing Top (RRP $349) and For Love or Monet Skirt (RRP $499) 2 Thorn to Kill Jacket (RRP $899), Oh L’Amour Sweater (RRP $299) and Net A Porter Skirt (RRP $499) 3 Happy Ever After Dress (RRP $789) 4 Candy Warhol Dress (RRP $729)


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NOM*d Iconic Dunedin designer Margarita Robertson has based her ‘Long Live’ summer collection around light, easy to wear items that require only simple garment care, but without compromising the unique silhouette that is instantly recognisable as NOM*d. Key materials include cotton voile, coated cotton and viscose georgette in a palette of black, milky white and dove.





1 House Dress (RRP $450), Forever Tee (RRP $130), House Pants (RRP $345) and Zip Bracelet (x2 worn) (RRP $170) 2 Form Jacket (RRP $670), N Tank Dress (RRP $160) and Long Live Scarf (RRP $150) 3 Light Shirt Dress (RRP $360), Smoking Vest (RRP $530), Halftone Tank (RRP $180) and Zip Bracelet (x2 worn) (RRP $170) 4 Light Bomber (RRP $510, Forever Tank Dress (RRP $160), Pleat Dress (RRP $440) and HAHA Socks (RRP $28)




GEORGIA ALICE Christchurch designer on the rise Georgia Currie's upcoming spring/summer collection ‘Flowers’ is based around the concept of heartbreak leading to beauty. Expect voluminous sleeves, v-neck blouses, slinky flares and crisp shirts to feature heavily with metallic fabric highlights and cashmere jumpers.


1 Oh Hunny Dress (RRP $529) 2 No Rain Shirt (RRP $379) and Oh Hunny Shorts (RRP $396) 3 Beyond Vest (RRP $629) Lovely Flares (RRP $439) 4 G.A Knit Tank (RRP $139) Heartbreak Skirt (RRP $529)


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Saint Laurent channels its inner hippy

Top Shop hints at a seaside vay-cay

Dries Van Noten goes over the metallic rainbow

Acne’s 70s inspired collages rock

Gucci takes some 70s inspiration with suede

Gucci stops traffic

Ann Demeulemeester’s White Raven soars

Christian Louboutin goes tribal with these suede and leather sandals

CATWALK COUTURE Runway highlights from around the globe




Cityscape taps the experts to find out what's going to be hot in fashion, hair, and beauty.

fashion on the fly With Styling by Jacqui Victor

There’s an amazing shift in the fashion world for the upcoming spring/ summer seasons; we are becoming more daring, naughty and nice all in the same outfit, and the design world is pushing our inner femininity to the extreme. Expect natural fibres, suede, boho North American, rock chick, festival, feathers, leather/shear fabrics, metallics (blues to silver), sexy, combat, 1970s mod, trench coats, cotton, delicate embroideries and silks. Accessories are bigger and

bolder than ever – hats are in, shoes are extremely boho with loads of lace ups and peep holes, and look for warrior sandals and, dare I say, trainers. It’s about trapping something wild and expressing the inner warrior. Femininity is very much present with clean crisp whites, cottons and silks. Then there’s denim – it's flooding the European catwalks and there’s huge contrasts in textures, patterns, colour and eras. So drag out your old denim and reinvent it, adding that extra special touch of leather, lace and cotton to bring it back to today.


Scorching the streets of Europe, the latest poncho incarnation riffs on the cape and runs the gamut from street Aztec prints to lux glam super soft possum and merino blends. Forgiving to most body shapes, comfy and cosy, they’re the perfect accessory – pop over your yoga gear or wear out in the evening over your fave dress. RRP $98

ACCENTS OF THE 70’S  Local fashion and bridal designer Ingrid Brook says to look out for distracting wider off the shoulder designs in print chiffons and luxurious silks this spring/summer. Peasant blouses teamed with full flirty skirts, sleek long dresses and long shorts teamed with a long duster coat are all trending. For cocktail and evening gowns, expect to see plenty of embellished collars, motifs and belts. Blouse (RRP $329), Skirt (RRP $389) and Hairpiece (RRP $265)

BLING IT ON Spring and summer jewellery at Filigree Fine Jewels will see the emphasis being placed on pretty pastels and dainty details, accentuating the delicate elements that make an impression following the harsh winter, says Vanessa Stowers. Rutile drop 9ct Yellow Gold Pendant with leaf (RRP $1,340), Marquise and Round Brilliant Diamond Platinum Ring (RRP $3,050)

You'll want to look like your best you when you're wearing all these new threads, so drop into Beauty at the Tannery (Woolston), Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa (Cashmere), and Merivales hair & beauty (merivale) to ensure you're looking radiant and nicely relaxed after putting all those shopping miles! 22

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The multi-award winning salon that was only recently named the NZ Hair Industry Training Organisation’s Training Salon of the year houses a talented, creative team of professional stylists, helmed by Jacqui Victor. Her tips for the seasons ahead: “We are being invaded by the Shag! Remember the likes of Joan Jett? Its back! Very rock chic, very boho and very festival hair – all rolled into one! Blondes go rock chick: icy blonde ends with deep natural roots. Very rock-inspired, yet totally wearable, on-trend colour. Vibrant reds are also ripping up the stages, with deep roots again very wearable and on trend.”


At long-established Beckenham salon Scissortrix, experience joins first-class products in modern surrounds. Director Merilyn Kane believes we should “Expect to see lots of texture, backcombed updos that have never been so windproof before, crimped sections for hair ups and dos for volume and style. Lots of sea salt spray for style and texture – basically the 70s are back! Ponytails are still in, worn crimped, sleek or messed up. There’ll be lots of root lift – wild or sophisticated – partings will be low to the side or centred, lots of twists, knots, and buns, and long hair with a natural finish with movement or a soft wave."

Headspace It’s all about attention to detail at Niq James' chic

inner-city salon Headspace. He predicts “Upcoming trends include new-look baby-lights, where a few strands of hair are lightened for a softer sun-kissed look. Ombré is still popular, but with some lighter strands though the mid lengths to ends to soften the look. If you are over the highlighted look, don't worry – we'll be seeing monochromatic colours in rich browns, warm blondes and bold reds; warm and cool are making a comeback too. Team these colours up with a new style. Short cropped looks are still big, while longer layered cuts get the glamour treatment from the new GHD curve range, or spritz with sea salt spray for a more casual, textured look. Don’t forget the boys; men’s undercuts are big with extremes in length, shaved sides with swept-back length on top. The beard is making a big comeback – not since the 1970s have we seen the beard so popular. The fashion-savvy Kiwi bloke is fast to follow this international trend, with hair and beard grooming products becoming widely available.”

the face of spring With Kristen Stewart of Kristen Stewart School of Make-up. This Spring look out for glossy lips, perfect shiny or bronzed skin, the ‘no make-up’ look, either soft pastels or some seriously smoky eyes, striking red lips or the brilliance of some other off-the-hook colour, and to finish it off, fine liner. For the perfect skin, with a very light looking see-through base, I recommend M.A.C Face and Body Foundation. This is a light foundation that has a buildable coverage and a flawless, natural satin-shine finish. We are falling back in love with eye products! So when prepping your face with amazing moisturisers and primers, do not forget to do this to your eyes, as this will help keep your eye make-up looking fresh and vibrant all day long. My absolute favourite mascara M.A.C Haute & Naughty Lash is a two-in-one mascara that lets you have either a very naturallooking lash or full on drama. We haven’t missed eye liner this year – whether it’s a clean and slightly flicked, or exaggeratedly winged out, it’s a must. Whether you are going to go for the bare minimum look or adding a pop of colour, make sure you have fun and experiment to see what works best for you.



WHERE TO BUY Shop the look at these killer boutiques.

 Fridge Freezer Icebox

The name might clue you in – Fridge Freezer Icebox is all about the coolest fashion from the hottest labels. You’ll find the latest in cutting-edge streetwear in their Northlands and Sydenham outlets, with everything from footwear to clothing and headgear. Keep an eye out for brands such as Sneaktip, Akomplice, American Needle, Estevean Oriol, Onitsuka Tiger, LoopHole, and more. (pg 79)

Stencil With stores at The Colombo and Re:START, Stencil are purveyors of hip apparel and footwear, with both design classics and the latest in contemporary looks on their books. Brands include Nudie, Huffer, Vanishing Elephant, Edwin, Sly Guild, Thing Thing, Five Each, As Colour, Lower, Vans, Suit, Jansport, Status Anxiety, Hue, Commoners, Obey, Nike, Stussy, and Nixon among many. (pg 77)


If you’re in need of new jeans, go no further than the denim wall at EnCompass and the legendary fitting prowess of owner/operator Benji. You’ll also find tees, shirts, waistcoats and more from international and NZ designers such as Nudie, Edwin, Mavi, LTB, Dr Denim, WeSC, Obey, Lola vs Harper, Carhartt, Duck and Cover, Zanerobe, Grenson, Klou 'De, Bouverie & Co, and many more. (pg 79)

Dead Set

Infinite Definite Boutique

ID sources an eclectic range of designer streetwear, footwear, bags and more from designers around NZ and the world. You’ll find the latest and greatest from Beau Coops, Cheap Monday, Chronicles Of Never, Colab Eyewear, Finders, Herschel Supply Co., Juliette Hogan, Karen Walker Eyewear, Ksubi, Libertine and more. (pg 75)


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With their ‘blatant disregard for the ordinary’, Dead Set focuses on avant-garde fashion and select streetwear, with international designers including Melanie Child, Evil Twin, Witchcraft, Youth Machine, Broken Hearts Don't Bleed, and many more sitting alongside their own label DNO and independent brands such as CVLT Nation and Proudrace. (pg 77)

FASHION forecast OWN THIS CITY  Robyn Mathieson

Design Wellington-based Robyn Mathieson focuses on clothing for women, bringing a clever, colourful simplicity to her designs. A strong eye for creative and innovative fabrics and astute choices have seen the business expand to where it is available in over 20 boutiques up and down New Zealand; in Christchurch we can browse and buy online at www.robyn (pg 78)

Raw Nova All things edgy, stylish and fresh – that’s the mission statement of Raw Nova, who blend a carefully curated fashion selection from both New Zealand and international designers with a boutique collection of desirable homeware. Fashion brands include Karen Walker, Maurie & Eve, Senso, PIA, Celeste Tesoriero, Finders Keepers, Stylestalker, Miss Wilson, and more. (pg 79)

Untouched World

Homegrown designer knitwear company Untouched World are of the opinion that you don’t need to give up luxury to be good to the planet. Their sustainable, stylish garments and accessories for men and women are coveted around the world (and have even been spotted on President Obama!), but we get easy access to them right here! (pg 75)

Madam Butterfly's Vintage Boutique

Recycle Boutique

Second hand clothing store Recycle Boutique sees no reason that you can’t operate a sustainably in fashion. They specialise in designer clothing for both men and women, as well as offering shoes, jewellery and accessories. It’s the perfect place to get some good karma with your good bargains. (pg 81)

Madam Butterfly’s is a delightful little treasure trove of vintage fashion charmers and pieces that have never gone out of style. Drop into the Woolston store to browse the always eclectic range; you’re almost guaranteed to discover something that will surprise and enchant. (pg 80)


Head into South City Mall for a look at HALO & HAZARD and you’ll discover an exciting range of distinctive denim, clothing and accessories for women, all sourced from the U.S. The vibe is casual California / West Coast style – a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, a little bohemian, and a lot of edge – although there’s nothing casual about their team’s dedication to customer satisfaction. There’s also a select range of kidswear to keep junior looking good. (pg 79)



Park Avenue Fashions

Park Avenue Fashions are specialists in occasion wear for all seasons, offering up a stunning selection of Mother of the Bride or Groom outfits, school formal gowns, black tie events and race wear. There’s also hats and fascinators (imported exclusively from Melbourne) and bags, shoes and jewellery to complete your ensemble. (pg 78)

Ingrid Brook Smith & Boston Big day looming and nothing to wear? Smith & Boston has all your fashion needs for special occasions covered, including Mother of the Bride or Groom outfits, wedding guest attire, race day couture, a complete range of accessories and more. It’s all made locally, and new and interesting stock arrives every month. (PG 78)

Long-established designer of high fashion daywear, evening gowns, and haute couture wedding gowns Ingrid Brook’s Redcliffs showroom is the ideal place to visit ahead of any special occasion. Any design you see in store can be custom made to measure for you, and if you have ideas for your own unique outfit design, Ingrid can help make them a reality. (pg 78)

 Sergios

Victoria Black Victoria Black’s immaculate villa in Merivale houses an exclusive collection of European high-fashion womenswear, straight from the fashion houses of Paris. Designers include Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Forte_Forte, Rundholz, Damir Doma and more. (pg 75)


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Practically synonymous with top-class men’s fashion in Christchurch, Sergios is a boutique destination clothing store that stocks Hugo Boss, Paul Smith, Scotch & Soda, Ben Sherman, Diesel, Dom Bagnato, Onitsuka Tigers, Florsheim, No Brand, and Robert Charles Accessories, as well as their own Sergios Collection. (pg 77)


Head Over Heels

Robin Pierre

Robin Pierre offers a unique collection of fine fashion footwear from Europe and beyond. There’s an array of gorgeous colours and styles to suit every lifestyle and occasion. They offer exceptional service and a range of brands that includes Progetto, Hogl, Laura Bellariva, Fly London, One Trick Pony, Silent D, Pindiere, Clarus, and La Linea, to name just a few. (pg 81)

Presenting beautifully crafted footwear, Head Over Heels is committed to providing a diverse range of unique, uniformly excellent shoes and accessories. Supporting both local and international designers, they have the biggest selection of Beau Coops in NZ, and their range includes brands such Alex, Ixos, Senso, Strategia and Trippen. (pg 81)

CUSTOM FIT Mel and Zoe's Revamp those old favourites gathering dust in the wardrobe with Mel and Zoe’s alterations, or even have their talented team whip you up a made-to-measure garment. They also offer a complete repair service – they can turn their sewing skills to just about any use you can imagine! (pg 80)

Issimo Merivale fashion footwear Mecca Issimo is always looking to the hottest trends to stay as up-to-theminute as possible, bringing you the latest from the likes of LK Bennett, Accatino, Mara Bini, IXOS, Vivienne Westwood, Rebecca Balducci, Le Coq Sportif, and more, along with an exclusive range of bags and accessories from selected designers. (pg 81)

 Florian Rhodes It’s easy to think

Filigree Ltd

Filigree Fine Jewels’ Colombo Street workshop and showroom houses their unique, handcrafted jewellery creations: diamond rings, precious stone rings, wedding bands, occasional jewellery, and an always intriguing and stylish range of fashion jewellery pieces. There’s always something beautiful and unique to look at, admire and covet! (pg 7)

the beautiful bags at Florian Rhodes have been imported from some exclusive European fashion house, but most are made right here by their team of craftspeople, using the finest materials available. You’ll also find selected pieces from around the globe in their boutique at The Tannery (pg 80).

The Mohair Store You won’t get a warmer or better-looking scarf than the ones on offer at The Mohair Store, who also offer ponchos, blankets, throws, knee rugs, and more. Their shop is chockfull of great gifts for any special occasion, and is a perfect destination at the beginning of winter! (pg 80)



Merivale Mall

The beating heart of the Merivale fashion district is Merivale Mall, home to over 20 fashion boutiques itself, and the focal point for the cluster of fashion boutiques that surround it in Christchurch’s most style-conscious suburb. There’s no better base camp for your serious shopping expedition! (pg 6)

THE TANNERY Woolston’s slice of Victoriana reborn is home to a wide range of funky cutting edge and high fashion, with stylish womenswear, footwear, accessories and second-hand stores lined up along its wrought-iron-bedecked arcade.

The Colombo

You can’t be a conscious den of urban retail cool without some serious style on your side, which is why The Colombo in Sydenham houses a collection of hip streetwear, footwear, womenswear and sportswear boutiques. Head there for the latest looks and hottest labels. (pg 5)


Westfield Riccarton The city’s largest mall is not only home to more fashion stores than you can shake a stick at, but also takes the business of looking good seriously, with extracurricular options such as personal and group styling sessions and shopping tours available. (pg 17)

It’s little wonder the mall that’s so innovative it became a tourist attraction contains so much fashion on the cutting edge. You’ll find hip streetwear, fashion boutiques and footwear, snazzy shirts, and much more besides. (pg 11)


Flying the flag for high class clothing in the city for well over a century, Ballantynes' gigantic fashion department(s) offer almost any garment imaginable for both men and women, with both classic styling and the cutting edge available.

don’t think you’re done yet, style-soldier – There’s a lot more to the city’s fashion scene. When the second wind hits (and the credit card extension comes through), hit Deval, Andrea Moore, JNBY, Plume, Quinns, Ruby, Working Style, Soeur Design, Dfusion, Rouche, and Taylor Boutique in Merivale, Workshop, Jane Daniels and Lynn Woods in the Central City, Collective and Repertoire in Sydenham, and Redhouse Boutique, Kilt, Chalky Digits and Where The Fox Lives in Woolston.


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Golden Eagle Raindog Brewing Company

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on the hops

Cityscape talks to some of the city’s brewing craftspeople about the reasons for the craft beer boom, their motivations, and a few of their drops to watch out for. Jumped on the craft beer/boutique beer appreciation train yet? With the number of craft breweries in the country increasing from just 3 around 1980 to closer to 80 today, it’s fair to say our beer horizons have massively expanded, and with increasing numbers of bustling brew-pubs, beer-focussed bars/ cafes/restaurants, boutique beer stores and local craft breweries popping up, Christchurch might just be getting ideas about giving Wellington and Nelson run for their money in the contest to be the nation’s craft beer capital. Local brewers all agree that New Zealand is part of a worldwide surge of interest in craft beer at present, perhaps spurred on in particular locally by the sense that there’s a bit of catching up to do. “I think the main driver is the fact that New Zealand is rediscovering the huge range of styles and flavours that beer has to offer. We no longer think of beer as just the brown fizzy stuff that monopolised the local

market in the past” says Three Boys’ Ralph Bungard. Raindog Brewing Co’s Sean Harris concurs, “There’s a world of styles and flavours of beers that craft brewers and consumers are rediscovering that was lost to the corporate pale bland lagers that took over the world in the last century.” The city’s craft brewers are excited to lead the movement back to variety and quality for the nation’s favourite tipple. “Beer choice in New Zealand has for so long been limited; we are finally enjoying the variety of flavours and styles the rest of the world has been enjoying for so long” says Golden Eagle Brewery’s David Gaughan. Part of the advantage that craft brewers have is agility, with smaller-scale logistics making it easier to turn out special or seasonal brews and keep the variety that consumers are after coming. “Variety is my inspiration; I love bringing the flavours of the world into my beers and putting my own

little twist on the official styles” says David. It’s a rare craft brewer that doesn’t have one secret or seasonal project on the go somewhere. Winter at Three Boys is all about Oyster Stout “…which happens to be New Zealand’s most awarded beer!” Ralph notes proudly. “But we are just in the process of brewing our Red Ale and our Smoked Ale again; they will be great over winter.” Golden Eagle also has a seasonal brew in the pipeline, as David reveals: “We are doing a series of beers termed the 'Four Saisons'. We release our winter variety in July, called Marilyn – an 8.5% dark beer spiced with rum and anise.” At Raindog, it’s not a case of a new brew this winter, but rather some previous hard work now really starting to hit its stride. “My Singularity Imperial Stout has had close to a year of cellaring now and is starting to taste great!” Sean says, bidding us to keep an eye out for 500ml bottles of the brew in question over the colder months.



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Raindogs Brewing Co.

Former engineer David Gaughan followed his true passion by creating Golden Eagle brewery in 2010. Golden Eagle’s beers have been making a name for themselves since the get-go, with the likes of The Bitter End (referred to as the most authentic English Bitter in New Zealand), the Big Yank American IPA (a dark, hoppy IPA at 7.5%) and the blacker-than-black Coalface Stout picking up fans both locally and nationally.

Family-owned Three Boys Brewery have made a name for themselves with the personal attention they pay to each of their small-scale brews, carefully mothering each batch until their unfiltered, unpasteurised beer leaves their Ferry Road operation. The goal is a simple one: turning out the best possible beer with the finest possible taste. It’s an approach that’s seen them rack up awards aplenty, and demand for their liquid gold sees it exported as far as the UK.

Raindogs Brewing Co sneak bold and tasty beers out of their shared space with Golden Eagle Brewery on Riccarton Road. Local ingredients are used in the creation of brews like the Apothecary Amber, brewed with Kiwi hops, and the style-bending (and grammatically apt) Oxymoron Black IPA, a hoppy, drinkable IPA-like beer that is nonetheless black as a stout or porter (drink with your eyes closed to minimise confusion!).

PERFECT MATCHES Once almost the exclusive domain of wine enthusiasts, food matching is now being taken seriously as a discipline for beer too (anything wine can do, beer can do as well!). Here are a few handy rules of thumb when making your order or whipping up the perfect food-and-beer combo yourself at home: Lager Asian, BBQ, Beef, Cheese, Fish, Indian, Italian, Lamb, Mexican, Pork & Ham, Poultry, Seafood, Spicy NZ Draught BBQ, Beef, Game Meat, Lamb, Pork & Ham Pale Ale BBQ, Beef, Cheese, Dessert, Fish, Game Meat, Indian, Italian, Lamb, Pork & Ham, Poultry, Seafood Pilsner Asian, BBQ, Cheese, Fish, Indian, Italian, Lamb, Mexican, Pork & Ham, Poultry, Spicy Wheat Asian, Cheese, Dessert, Fish, Seafood Dark Beer BBQ, Beef, Cheese, Dessert, Game Meat, Pork & Ham, Seafood 30

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Other local breweries doing the business include Harringtons, Hop Baron, Wigram Brewing Company, Fiasco, Two Thumbs Brewing Co., Monsoon Beer, Pomeroy’s Old Brewery Inn and Ghost Brewing Company.

“You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline – it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” – Frank Zappa


Golden eagle brewery craft beer

55 Riccarton Road, Riccarton 021 0241 8123 Open: Mon/Tue 10am –5pm, Wed – Fri 10am – 7pm

Since 2010, Golden Eagle Brewery has been capturing the beer flavours of the world and authentically reproducing them right here in Christchurch. Combining Canterbury’s finest malted barley, pure mountain water and hops sourced from around the globe, each beer is batch brewed and delivered fresh. Beers of the world – freshly made in the Garden City.

Raindogs Brewing Company craft beer

55 Riccarton Road, Riccarton 021 222 6070 raindogsbrewing Open: Wed – Sat 3pm – 7pm

At Raindogs they brew a wide range of beers and ciders from session strength up to a 12% barleywine. Their beers are available on tap, handpull and in bottles at quality beer outlets, and directly from the brewery door in Riccarton. Please contact them to discuss how they can help with your craft beer needs. From pub and restaurant supply to business and private functions and events; or call in to fill up a rigger or buy a bottle. Cheers!



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Pomeroy’s Old Brewery Inn Home to brewing aristocracy in the form of the Beer Baroness (Ava Wilson), Pomeroy’s Old Brewery Inn (or Pom’s to those in the know) continues mid-19th Century brewery traditions established by their building’s original owners, Wards Brewery, and like to mix things up at their heritage site with their own craft beer on tap, served alongside some of the country’s top craft brews (including numerous seasonal and limited run varieties) and international stars. Match a brew to something from their menu of superior pub grub.  The Beer Library

When Beer Library owner Garth Peterson moved here from Chicago and couldn’t find enough craft beer to buy for his own liking, he took it upon himself to solve the problem directly. Garth’s beer-lover’s haven in Sydenham now offers the largest selection of craft beer available in the region, with a huge bottled selection, a tasting lounge/reading room, and a draft station for growler/rigger fills. Time to go check something out of the library!

“Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer!” – Martin Luther Volstead Trading Company You’ll find craft beers of all stripes and a super relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy them at Volstead – there’s one of the widest selections available in the city, and something to tickle your fancy no matter what your specific tastes are. Choose from local brews, plenty of Godzone’s best from up and down the country and famous world beers from as far afield as Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Wales, and the US. The Mexican street food goes down a treat, too.


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cool Civil & Naval makes a concerted effort to be the biggest little brew bar, paying careful attention to their beer selection. Three draft beers rotate daily and beers from 12 local breweries are available – if they can’t drive to the brewery, they don’t do business! As a rule of thumb, on their taps you’ll find a blonde, a hoppy number, and a dark, while further back in the fridge you’ll find a host of local brews by the bottle, including Lyttelton’s own Eruption Brewing. The newly covered beer garden is a great place to relax with the bevvy of your choice and some tasty tapas.

Castrols Garage The revamped Castrols Garage at the corner of Victoria and Montreal is taking beer as seriously as its former incarnation took sammies, with Golden Eagle Pilsner, IPA, and Stout on tap, as well as Harringtons Rogue Hop Pilsner, Cassels Milk Stout, and Raindog’s APA. In addition to all the Christchurch brews there’s an extensive bottled range from Altitude Brewery (Queenstown), as well as a few North Island gems. Line up a gourmet pizza and a pint at the start of your Vic Street pub crawl, or just settle in for the evening! www.

ON THE HOPS OWN THIS CITY Kaizuka Eatery & Garden Bar The new eatery in Cashmere takes its beer seriously, and is another bar admirably dedicated to supporting local brewers. They feature 8 taps and 4 hand pumps which regularly change, with the likes of Golden Eagle, Cassels, Fiasco, Three Boys, Tuatara, and the Twisted Hop’s ales, with options from an easygoing 2.7% right up to a hearty 6%. Can’t decide? Go for an $8 tasting paddle and try three different beers, talk to the bar staff who are all trained up on suggesting a beer that to suit your specific tastes, or just grab the week’s $10 pint. If you’re peckish they’ll sort you out with some good gastro-pub fare, too.

The Beer Library gourmet food store

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

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

Keep these on your craft beer radar, too: The Twisted Hop and their English-style real ale in Woolston, the darkroom’s excellent range of national and international tap and bottled craft beers, Amberley-based brewery Brew Moon’s locally-infused flavours, Cassels and Son’s popular gastro-pub hangout The Brewery at The Tannery, sipping seasonal releases in civilised surroundings at The Villas, newly-opened craft beer fillery Punky Brewster, the garagegrunge-chic of the newly relocated Smash Palace, The Institution’s boutique craft beer haven with a speakeasy feel, boutique brews by the bucketful at Dragon’s Den Social Lounge, and a sweet little selection on tap and by the bottle at the Southern-fried Boo Radley’s.

Volstead Trading Company cosy pub

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

Volstead Trading Company is Christchurch’s premier craft beer and cocktail lounge. With 23 taps and a huge range of local and imported bottles, there is a beer for everyone. Perfect for lunch, afternoon drinks and evening cocktails. Lunch specials available every Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm. For more information, check out their website at or email Drop by for a couple of quality quiets and a bite, or make an evening of it with friends – they’d love to see you there.


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STARGAZING New to the city’s fine dining scene, Stellar Restaurant & Bar will literally have you seeing stars with its out-of-thisworld offering. Perched atop 235 Riccarton Road, the futuristic and elegant space fuses contemporary European fare with a Kiwi edge, all served up under a spectacular view of the night sky courtesy of the funky moon roof, while an onsite telescope(!) allows those interested to do some more serious stargazing. If ET rocked up here, we’re guessing he’d forget all about phoning home.


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JDV A jaunt to JDV (short for ‘joie de vivre’) is indeed a celebration of the joy of life; one at which contemporary cuisine meets the finest wines. Ensconced in the buzzing Merivale dining room, drink in the sleek surrounds as you peer through the moody lighting and make your selection from the extensive wine list, then warm up with one of their intriguing starters – the miso-cured Akaroa salmon, perhaps. Then, when it’s time to get serious, opt for the likes of the rose-smoked chicken breast with makhani sauce or the decadent twice cooked pork belly with chilli, caramel, apple slaw, peanuts, and jasmine rice. Be sure to leave room for their killer desserts or a signature cocktail – or combine them both with their exceptional 5 Dollar Shake.

TWO OF A KIND A freshly-baked loaf of bread is a great winter warmer, but why settle for plain ol’ bread when you can chow down on the glory that is Totally Gluten Free Bakery’s heavensent Bacon, Cheese and Cracked Pepper loaf. Full of bacony joy, this savoury sensation is (as its maker’s name suggests) GF without losing flavour or bready goodness. Launch things into the flavour stratosphere by adding NIH’s Cucumber and Chilli Chutney, a feisty, ol’ skool treat that goes with everything and can be found at the Ohoka and Lyttleton Farmers’ Markets. Tip: grab the one with the red ‘H’: Whole. Other. Level.



Up your gourmet game with Dragons Den Social Lounge’s international award-winning chef. POLENTA FRIES Shopping list For the fries: 700ml chicken stock 250gm polenta – fine (not quick cook) 40gm parmesan (good quality like Parmigiano-Reggiano) Salt and fresh ground black pepper Fresh rosemary (finely chopped) Greaseproof baking paper, flat baking tray, oil For the Rosemary Garlic Salt: 1 tsp fresh rosemary (chopped) 1 tsp garlic flakes (lightly crushed), 50gm flaky sea salt

Making It Happen Bring chicken stock to the boil in a medium saucepan, then add polenta, stirring rapidly to remove lumps, and cook out for 2–3 minutes to form a smooth, firm paste. Remove from the heat and stir through the parmesan, salt, pepper and rosemary. Line a baking tray with enough paper to cover both the bottom and fold over the top. Pour the mix onto the baking tray and spread with a spatula to form a 20mm thick base, then fold excess baking paper over top of mix and use a tray or board to press the mix. Refrigerate until cool, then carefully turn out onto a chopping board, remove paper and slice into desired shape. Preheat a deep fryer to 185C° and fry until crispy and golden. Mix Rosemary Garlic Salt ingredients together and store in an airtight container. Season with Rosemary Garlic Salt, grated parmesan cheese and aioli (optional).



MEET THE aRTISANS Cityscape puts the squeeze on Waipara Hills winemaker extraordinaire Simon McGeorge. How did you become one of the country’s top winemakers? I’ve been lucky enough to work with a range of inspiring winemakers around the world. Taking the reins at Waipara Hills has given me the opportunity to make wines that I love. The best thing about your job? Every day I essentially get to play with flavours and aromatics in an attempt to make the best tasting drink I can come up with. It’s like a playground for people that are slightly obsessive about finding balance and perfection! How can we enjoy wine even more? Don’t over chill your white wines! A refreshing cold drink can be great on a hot day, but don’t be surprised when it doesn’t taste of anything much if it’s ice cold. Tell us about the best wine you ever tasted. The champagne that I opened the night that my wife said that she’d marry me tasted pretty damn good! Brag files: We’ve been lucky enough to get a gold recently at the London Sommeliers Awards for our 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, as well as receiving the award for top Riesling in Cuisine for our 2014 Riesling. What’s next for Waipara Hills? We’ve just finished the 2015 harvest season and I am excited about the depth of flavour and richness of this season’s wines – so they’ll be some to look for. Also, UB40 will be doing one show in the South Island next year – and we will be holding that at Waipara Hills!


Cookai’s Seafood Salad

Nutrient-rich seaweed ups the salad ante

Homemade, onion-based dressing adds a burst of flavour

A trifecta of ocean-fresh sashimi and prawn brings the protein

Sesame seeds provide a rich, nutty hit

Tobiko, flying fish roe, packs a salty crunch

(N)ICE COFFEE Put winter on ice with The Dirty Land’s alcohol alchemist Adam Wood’s take on a classic espresso martini. FIXIN’S 30ml Galliano Ristretto 20ml vodka 30ml espresso 5ml Galliano Vanilla 5ml Galliano Amaretto


METHOD Fill a martini glass with ice and leave to chill. Half fill a shaker with ice, add all ingredients and shake vigorously. Empty ice out of the glass and strain the mix into glass. Garnish with three roasted coffee beans.

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CAFFEINE FIX Coffee liqueur conisseurs take note; Italian newcomer Galliano Ristretto is taking things to the next level. Harmonising a perfect balance between the strong, bitter Robusta coffee beans of Kenya and India with the creamy chocolatey richness of Brazilian and Colombian Arabica beans, Galliano Ristretto delivers a full-bodied, dark roasted coffee punch and heady aroma that hints at dark chocolate and cinnamon. Perfect for an espresso martini (see our recipe), with coke, or as a delicious replacement for (or addition to) to your after dinner coffee. RRP $34.99

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BREAKING BREAD The warm, open and light space of the legendary Vic’s Café on Victoria Street is surely one of the more welcoming spaces in the city’s café scene, but it’s got stiff competition in its Bakehouse business twin in Ferrymead – the wafting aroma of fresh-baked, artisanal bread made in the old European traditions. Much of this deliciousness makes its way over to the café, so get your fix there or drop into the Bakehouse itself. There is no wrong choice! |  PORK ON THE FLY

rousong, aka Pork Floss, HOMEMADE BY Little Taipei, is a light-as-a-feather dried meat that dissolves in the mouth in a heady mix of sweet, salty, porky deliciousness. Add it to: pretty much everything!

Wild free range venison has more iron than beef, is chockas with B vitamins (you’ll find B2 [riboflavin], 3 [niacin], 6 and 12 in there), and is seriously lean – little wonder that it’s being embraced on the world stage by nutritionists and tastemakers alike. Main Divide Meats venison is also sourced from the backblocks of North Canterbury, South Westland and the West Coast, keeping food miles down and the wild population in check. So what’s not to love?

COCOA DREAMING What’s better than cosying up fireside with a cup of hot chocolate? What if said chocolate was also Fairtrade-backed, made from organic ingredients AND smashed it out of the park on the chocolate scale? Meet the trifecta-scoring Bennetto Drinking Chocolate – bar! Christchurch’s own Lucy Bennetto’s 70% cocoa, 30% raw sugar chocolate bars melt in the hot milk of your choice to create a decadent cup of velvety hot chocolate. Finish off with a crack of her roasted spices and/or kick things up a notch with a shot of summin’ (Read: Cointreau) and brace yourself for rapture. (FYI – there’s a feisty orange, cardamom and chilli drinking chocolate in the works too!).


The sister product to the rightly famous Mandys Horseradish Sauce, Mandys Horseradish and Apricot Mustard is created by Canterbury chef Michael Lee Richards. This gourmet essential adds apricot, chilli and mustard to the mix, bringing a new kind of heat to Kiwi kitchens.

By Anna

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

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


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the cupcake collection Gourmet food store

Bennetto Natural Foods hot chocolate

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

70% cocoa solids hot chocolate bars that melt in hot milk – very chocolatey & great with their range of spices. All natural ingredients. Dairy/gluten free. No soy additives. Fairtrade certified. Made locally from imported Peruvian cocoa.

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

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Enquire about deliveries for your special occasion.

paint ‘n’ sip studio

Total Food Equipment

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

218 Moorhouse Avenue, Sydenham 03 366 6912 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat/Sun 10am – 4pm

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

Total Food Equipment is a haven for foodies who want to mix it up with the world’s best chefs. Whether you’re looking for a wedding gift, birthday present or something for your home, café or commercial kitchen, the huge range at TFE is sure to meet your requirements. They’re also proud to carry the Chefworks range of clothing in store, bringing chefs across New Zealand new standards of quality, comfort and variety in their choice of uniforms.

021 061 0621

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Ask about private events for birthdays, hen’s nights, team building, and more.


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See them when only the best will do for your kitchen!

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Main Divide Meats gourmet meat supplier

22 Kotzikas Place, Wigram 03 348 2573 or 021 079 3479

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

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Totally Gluten Free Bakery

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

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

Gourmet Food Store/Catering

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


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


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The spectacular renovation of the old Coffee House didn’t just create a fantastic space for a killer grill; it’s also a hidden gem of a spot for a tipple. With a range of delicious Emerson’s craft beer on tap (and seasonal releases by the bottle) you can cosy up and sink a few suds in the under-the-radar ‘back bar’, or dive into the cocktail menu to sample the deliciousness of the Blueberry Julep or Rose Martini, with its grapefruit bitters and rose-infused sugar syrup making for delightfully different partners to the usual gin and vermouth. There’s an extensive wine list, a fine range of platters/snacks, and no reason to leave!

SO’MO KILLER COFFEE Selling great coffee (and awesome café fare) to a city that loves it, Addington’s Little Merchants is the new SOMO venture from the people behind Coffee Embassy (formerly Café Lumes). You’ll find it tucked away down Bernard Street at the front end of Qb Studios; it’s an all-too-tempting 15 second walk to get there for the Cityscape team, and we can tell you it’s definitely worth a longer journey!


It’s game on out at Rangiora’s awesome new concept restaurant and bar Five Stags, where a New Zealand hunting-themed fitout joins a selection of game and classic dishes, including their amazing spicy L&P and Wild Turkey glazed Barry Crump ribs. Gaze (at the Alps) while you graze, sit fireside by the natural stone fireplace under glittering antler chandeliers, or cosy up in one of the 2 private dining rooms, including the ultimate man-cave of the Hunter’s Hut.


Cityscape has three $50 dining vouchers to Five Stags Rangiora to giveaway. To enter, send us an email at with “Five Stags” in the subject header and tell us what Five Stags dish you most want to try. Entries close July 31.


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Serious about sake? Get to Tomi Japanese Restaurant stat to find one of the finest collections in the city. Owner-operators Joe and Mayuko’s love for sake means that some of the best in the world is available, including the ultrapremium Kuheiji (est.1647!), which is exclusive to Tomi in CHCH and was recently placed on a 3-Michelin-starred restaurant’s wine list in Paris. The experts at Tomi can help you with your selection, matching a sake to their delicious cuisine, and pointers on how to properly enjoy your sake. Kanpai!

EAT THIS NOW Skip breakfast again? Fortunately, salvation is at hand via Tequila Mockingbird’s new brunch menu, which includes award-winning chef Mark Sycamore’s tribute to the humble spud – the Agria Potato and Caramelised Onion Hash with market greens and poached egg. Go for the chorizo (pictured) or opt for smoked salmon, sautéed mushrooms or free range bacon instead. Lashings of T-Bird’s signature chipotle hollandaise sauce complete this brilliant brunch.

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

FEAST food & drink

Alvarado’s Mexican Cantina

Aroy thai restaurant

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

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

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


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

Arjee bhajee Indian

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

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


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bean scene cafÉ & CARGO BAR

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

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

Baretta is a little piece of Italy in Christchurch. From the moment you walk through the door, you will feel like you have stepped back to another time and place. Enjoy a delectable dish from the Italian-inspired menu, try a specialty cocktail, or simply sit back and enjoy a wine from their fabulous selection – all while listening to acoustic duos, and then later in the night, some of the city’s best DJs.

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

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Elegant yet down to earth, this is the place to be. Pop in for a quick drink and then stay on till 3am!

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

Bloody Mary’s

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

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

Boo Radley’s food & liquor

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

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

Beat STREET cafÉ cafÉ

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

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


FEAST food & drink

The Brickworks


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

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

The Brickworks offers great food, coffee and cold beer at the foot of the Cashmere Hills. Brunch, lunch or dine (with a river view) from the fresh seasonal menu, make use of the private outdoor area, or come in for a drink and enjoy the cosy indoor fire, live sport on the big screens, and gaming machines. You’re warmly welcomed into the friendly, relaxed atmosphere, and staff are always happy to help.

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

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Disabled facilities available.

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

Café Sismo

Café Valentino



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

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

Café Sismo is a place for everyone, located at the top end of busy Riccarton Road and just five minutes from Hagley Park. Pop in for brunch and a wide range of home-baked goodies made on site daily, or just for a quick coffee. You know you want to!

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

Mention their Cityscape ad and receive a 20% discount!

Get into Café Valentino for a thoroughly satisfying winter!


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castrols Garage

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

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

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

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

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

They’ll see you there!

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Clink Restaurant & bar NEW Zealand/

swishy bar

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

An open fire, leather couches & historic ambience – Clink is the place to warm up this winter. Tapas Tuesday – small plates all $10. Happy hour 5 – 6pm daily. 2-for-1 pizzas Thu before 7pm!

the Cornershop Bistro

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

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


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Civil & Naval swishy bar

16 London Street, Lyttelton 03 328 7206 Open: 7 days, 10am – late

Opened in August 2013, Civil & Naval is a European-style tapas bar squeezed into an historic tailor’s building – their namesake. Serving delicious food and drinks, they specialise in craft beer and fully personalised cocktails. Enjoy some seriously good bar snacks and larger plates served in a casual and simply-styled space. Check out their new outdoor roof and dining area.

CLubhouse CafÉ

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

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

Cocopelli Gourmet Pizza Bar

Coffee Embassy

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

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

Cocopelli is known for its one-of-a-kind service and delicious gourmet pizza. Whether it’s one of their signature cocktails and a cold beer after work, or a special family gathering, Cocopelli caters for all groups large and small. With an excellent outdoor area and a warm, intimate interior, Cocopelli is the perfect choice for all occasions.

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

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

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



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FEAST food & drink

cookai Gold Fusion Cuisine

Cookai Japanese Restaurant

493 Papanui Road, Papanui 03 366 8688 Open: Mon – Sat 5pm till late

6 Nelson Street, Riccarton 03 343 2860 Open: Lunch Wed – Sun 11:30am – 2pm, Dinner Mon – Sun 5:30pm – 10pm

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Cookai Japanese Restaurant’s owners have branched out with this exciting new restaurant. The new venue captures the best of Kiwi produce and blends it with amazing Asian flavours. They still do Japanese, but expect something different when dining at Cookai Gold Fusion Cuisine. The new restaurant offers a contemporary, stylish and intimate environment in which to enjoy your next special occasion. Call 366 8688 or email to make a booking. Small function enquires welcome.


CooKai (‘Kuu Kai’) are Japanese words for ‘Sky’ and ‘Sea’. In respect of natural beauty, our Japanese chefs use traditional Japanese cooking techniques to bring out the essence of nature: fresh and seasonable flavours from ingredients sourced locally and from Japan. They offer a comprehensive menu of traditional Japanese food 7 days a week, and have a set menu for big groups. Get in touch today – they look forward to serving you!

The craic irish bar

Curator’s House Restaurant

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

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

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


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

FEAST food & drink

Dose CafÉ

Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

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

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

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

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


Drop in today for a dose of satisfaction!

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A menu of beautifully cooked tasters and intriguing meals.

Fox & ferret public ale house New zealand/cosy pub

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

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

fine fare kitchen new zealand/catering

99 Victoria Street, Central City 03 420 2211 Open: Mon – Fri 10am – 8pm

Located in the heart of Victoria Street, FINE FARE KITCHEN (FFK) is the answer to all your culinary prayers. Offering ‘bistro gourmet style’ take home lunches and dinners that are slow cooked with a modern twist, FFK is all about providing ‘slow food, fast’. Using delicious real ingredients for people on the go, they make the kind of gourmet food you’d cook for yourself if only you had the time! Catering is also available – including having one of the team as your personal chef, cooking in your own home!


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

A licensed café just far enough away. Seasonal, home-made savoury and sweet options include great breakfasts and GF, vegetarian and some vegan options. A warm, friendly space. Great coffee, wine and beer.

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Frobisher Interiors

Fusion @ The Asiatique

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

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

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

Fusion @ The Asiatique channels owner Jackie’s passion for serving up the authentic flavours of Asia – including those of Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The restaurant’s French-Asian country decor makes it a lovely place in which to eat or wait for your takeaway. Enjoy classic favourites or Jackie’s own delicious and quirky Asian fusion creations.


Where unique design meets quality coffee and food.

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Visit for a freshly prepared lunch that’s a cut above the usual, or dine in (Thu – Sat) or takeaway to make dinner easy!

GBC – Garden Bar CafÉ CafÉ/cosy Pub

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

GBC is the latest addition to Shirley’s Garden Hotel complex. Come in early before your Garden Restaurant booking for a pre-dinner drink. By day GBC offers a range of delicious homemade gourmet food from its cabinets, as well as great coffee; then come the evening it makes a transformation into a bar with a relaxing, enjoyable atmosphere that’s perfect for after-work drinks or functions. Grab a friend or the team and check it out! Live music every Friday night! Daily Happy Hour 5pm – 7pm.

Governors Bay Hotel International/cosy Pub

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

Highly recommended gastro pub fare from casual lunches to functions. Built in 1870 and fully restored in 2011; it’s nice that some history remains in Canterbury! Rooms from $119 per night per couple.


FEAST food & drink

Hammersley’s Thai & Chang Thai thai

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

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

Hello Vietnam Restaurant vietnamese

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

Fresh and feisty, new Christchurch dining offering Hello Vietnam offers delicious traditional Vietnamese food from its handy location in Riccarton Road. The buzzing atmosphere is a testament to the enticing dining experience that Bruce Tran and his team have created with their excellent service and approach to creating authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Start with the likes of fresh rice-paper rolls, spicy crispy squid or traditional Vietnamese pancake before moving on to mains such as stir-fried chilli and lemongrass chicken, braised caramel pork belly or Vietnamese fish curry, all washed down with a choice drop from the available selection, or your own choice of wine from home. Ensure you save room for a crème caramel flan or deep-fried banana and ice-cream, though! The food is simply and freshly prepared with quality ingredients to maximise flavour and recreate the exotic experience of dining in Vietnam itself. Call today to book a table for your next evening out and add something a little bit different to your dining options – once you try Hello Vietnam, it is likely to become a firm favourite! Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Fully licensed, BYO wine only. Please call for bookings.


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the herb centre café CafÉ

hello sunday cafÉ

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

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.

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

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

Enjoy a little bit of Sunday – every day!


FEAST food & drink

joe’s garage cafÉ

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

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


Kaizuka Eatery & Garden BAr

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

83B Centaurus Road, Huntsbury 03 332 6927 Open: Tue 9am – 4:30pm, Wed – Fri 10am till late, Sat/Sun 9:30am till late


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


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

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Lone Star

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

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


FEAST food & drink

kumo japanese cuisine


351 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 339 0886 Open: Tue – Thu 12pm – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 9pm, Fri/Sat 12pm – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10pm, Sun 12:30pm –2:30pm, 5:30pm – 9pm

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


Finally a sushi train restaurant has reopened in the city! You’ll find Kumo in busy Addington. Explore the sushi train by the counter, or enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine and something from the wide drink range in the fine dining area. Kumo has it all – artistic dishes, sophisticated interior design, great atmosphere, and even handsome chefs!


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

Great food and friendly service – you’ll be back often!

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

Little Taipei Restaurant

Mama Hooch

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

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

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

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

BYO and licensed.

Discover your new favourite city hang-out tonight!



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FEAST food & drink

Milieu CafÉ cafÉ

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

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

Morrell & Co

Pepperberry CafÉ & Florist

New Zealand/Cosy pub 280 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 423 1440 Open: 7 days, 11am – 1am


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

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

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

BOOK YOUR FUNCTION NOW – contact Richard at

Qualified florist also on site!

Nando’s Riccarton international

Nando’s Beckenham international

145D Colombo Street, Beckenham 03 332 3207 Open: Mon – Thu 11:30am – 9:30pm, Fri – Sun 11am – 10pm

Some say it’s the overnight marinating. Others believe that peri-peri sauce is the key, or that it’s the butterfly-grilling on an open flame. Nando’s reckon it’s all these and more! The best chicken in the world is just around the corner!


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

Nando’s offers you great chicken and famous hospitality. They will take you on a journey – your own voyage of discovery. Your senses will be fired by the unique products and tastes they create with peri-peri spice – always prepared with pride and passion. Drop in for a great meal and be touched by the magic that is the Nando’s way. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry ... your taste buds will never be the same again!

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No.4 bar & restaurant


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

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

No.4 Bar & Restaurant has a lively atmosphere every day of the week. Take a seat in a candlelit corner, pull up the couch in the library, or celebrate with friends in one of the covered outdoor courtyards. When you’re comfortable, check out your dining options. Brimming with fresh, seasonal and locally sourced delights from brunch to dinner, the menu has earned No.4 an exceedingly good reputation.

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!

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

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

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Pegasus bay winery

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

The Persian Kitchen offers a traditional dining experience with a great range of fresh food and flavours for all tastes. The restaurant offers a relaxed and friendly environment, with a cosy Turkish and Persian interior. Enjoy a Persian High Tea in the quiet cottage courtyard (bookings essential for High Tea). Dine in, take away or book your next function.

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


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


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

Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar dumpling BAr

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

It was a mad obsession that drove local boy Sam Hooper back to Christchurch with a mission to serve Cantabrians the best dumplings in the land. He set out to match the best of Kiwi attitude with traditional Chinese dumpling-making methods... and his team are nailing it. A year on and they have expanded their dumpling empire from the famous “eat on the go kiosk” at The Colombo to a second dine-in option at Poplar Lane. At the new hot spot you can experience the one thing better than dumplings... beer and dumplings. Pot Sticker is the street name for pan-fried dumplings, although at Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar you can also have your dumplings steamed. What you won’t get are pre-made dumplings from a machine. Everything is handmade with an obsession for detail and quality. Norman, the Shanghai dumpling master, hand-makes the dumpling dough, chops all the locally sourced veges, herbs and free-range meat on a daily basis using techniques learned through his 30 years of dumpling-making. Even the Chinese punch is made using a recipe passed down from generation to generation. If you’re crazy about eating the freshest dumplings in the land, then head down and watch them experimenting with new flavours in their “dumpling lab”.


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Level One, 235 Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 345 6888

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procopÉ coffee house cafÉ

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

Two handy locations – Fendalton Rd, less than 10 minutes from the airport, and Victoria St in the central city. Both cafés offer hearty breakfasts and innovative daily changing cabinet menus, along with excellent craft beer and local wine. Customer WiFi and off street parking is available, and Victoria St features an intimate and private meeting room. Procopé serve great locally-roasted Hummingbird coffee that can also be freshly ground to your specific requirements.

Red elephant thai

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

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

Ris’tretto CAFÉ

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

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


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Rocksalt cafÉ/bar

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

Stop by for a coffee, a casual drink or something tasty from the menus at this friendly neighbourhood café and bar. Also available for functions – call now with your enquiry.

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Sapporo gold reStaurant


456 Papanui Road 03 355 3577 Open: 7 days, breakfast and dinner

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


Sapporo Gold Restaurant at the Quality Hotel Elms offers outstanding contemporary cuisine in a relaxed, elegant setting. Their award-winning executive chef prepares a pleasing array of modern international dishes for breakfast and dinner that ranges from the simplicity of bacon and eggs (done right!) for breakfast to the sophistication of Spiced Rangiora Duck Breast Confit for dinner. Make your next reservation at Sapporo Gold and enjoy fine contemporary dining at its best.


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

sullivans IRISH PUB

taste @ twenty

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

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

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

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.

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


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A unique neighbourhood store by the Cashmere Hills.

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The Tea House cafÉ/new zealand

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

Set in an 1890s villa in the township of Lincoln, this unique restaurant will surprise you with its elegant yesteryear charm during the day, and its funky bistro-type feel at night. Try them for delicious lunches, exquisite high teas, evening dining or just for a tea served in their elegant vintage china and antique teapots. Their great dining areas are also available for private functions, weddings, High Tea hens’ parties, birthday parties or any special event.

Terrace Winebar & Restaurant, DARFIELD new zealand 20-22 Main South Terrace, Darfield 03 318 7303 Open: 7 days, 11am till late

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


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

Winter is upon us and the soup kitchen is back in full swing. With a choice of three soups served with a selection of breads and garnishes, the winter menu has been carefully crafted to help tantalise your taste buds, and includes new beef and lamb award standard dishes, carafes of mulled wine, and an eclectic mix of street food and delicious sandwiches in the alwaystempting cabinet. Terra Viva is available for evening function hire – email steve@ for details.

tequila mockingbird latin/swishy bar

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

Award-winning Chef Mark Sycamore and his team have recreated the delicious flavours of Latin America that will leave you coming back for more. Now serving weekend brunches.

therapy cafÉ

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


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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.

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

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trevinos restaurant & Bar european/swishy bar

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


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

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

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

Under the red Verandah

Vic’s Café

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

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


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


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

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The Villas

Volstead Trading Company

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

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


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The Villas is all about superb local cuisine, delivering a diverse menu that features mouth watering chargrilled steaks and a delicious à la carte dinner menu, all complemented with carefully selected wines and NZ craft beers. Extensive renovations have transformed two classic, pre-1900 villas into an iconic dining destination.

Volstead Trading Company is Christchurch’s premier craft beer and cocktail lounge. With 23 taps and a huge range of local and imported bottles, there is a beer for everyone. Perfect for lunch, afternoon drinks and evening cocktails. Lunch specials available every Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm. For more information, check out their website at or email

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

Drop by for a couple of quality quiets and a bite, or make an evening of it with friends – they’d love to see you there.

waipara hills winery/cafÉ

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

On State Highway 1, set amongst the picturesque Waipara Valley vineyards, is the iconic stone building that’s home to Waipara Hills. Here you’ll discover an operating winery, cellar door and bistro style café specialising in fresh, seasonal dishes that pair perfectly with award-winning wines. Only a short 45 minute drive north of Christchurch. Winery tours are held twice daily at 11am and 3pm.


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

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


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super nova A hive of all things cool, The Tannery concept store Raw Nova maintains a carefullycurated and eclectic collection of edgy, stylish designer and urban fashions (featuring labels such as Stolen Girlfriends Club, Karen Walker, Maurie & Eve, Stylestalker and Finders Keepers) that sits alongside a variety of covetous lifestyle must-haves and homewares.


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A hub of inspired yoga learning and health, The Tannery’s Grassroots Yoga specialise in a dynamic and empowering approach to yoga, and offer an on-site therapy clinic providing hands-on healing treatments from some of the city’s most skilful practitioners.

WELL-HEELED Home to a carefully selected range of the world’s leading fashion brands, Merivale’s funky boutique Issimo is renowned for its exquisite collection of the latest shoes, boots, bags and accessories, including exclusive Italian brand Officine904 – of which they are Australasia’s only stockists.

DESIGNING FOR THE ELEMENTS Cityscape catches up with CoLab Architecture’s Blair Paterson and Tobin Smith on the latest in passive heating and cooling designs.

FACE TIME Time waits for no man, so you might as well look good keeping track of it, and the Hypergrand Maverick Chrono Watch (RRP $549) with nautical blue leather in cold hard steel from EnCompass is the sweet timepiece with which to do it. 72

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We Kiwis are naturally outdoorsy people. We love to spend our days sitting in the sun, socialising outdoors and impressing friends with our BBQ skills. Unlike our Aussie neighbours, we seldom reach for the air-con remote to cool our houses, instead opening windows and doors to create a cross breeze. However, our climate – particularly here in the South – doesn’t always cooperate. Warm days are often compromised by gusty winds attacking us from all directions. There are a number of simple fundamental principles that we consider when designing a new house to not only aid in functionality, but also comfort and energy efficiency. Designing for the sun is imperative. Orientating the house and positioning glazing towards the north and west helps capture heat throughout the day that, when paired with a thermal mass such as a concrete floor slab, will slowly release internally as the evening cools. Assessing the exposure of a site allows us to create suitable external courtyards that offer multiple options to escape prevailing winds. Cutting courtyards into the house form can also offer a sense of intimacy externally in the way the surrounding walls encapsulate and protect. Incorporating generous openings either side of a space will not only help with cross ventilation, but will also allow continual access to outdoor spaces away from winds. Finally, a clever external shading treatment gives us useable outdoor space all year round.

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As winter approaches you can almost feel people’s mood start to shift. You start to hear people saying, “it’s too cold, it’s too dark, I hate winter”, and before winter has even really begun, you start to feel worn down. Here are a few simple ways to support your energy and maintain your glow over the cooler months: Don’t use sugar as a comfort In the cooler weather there is naturally a move to more warming and comforting foods. Most people associate home baking with comfort, and in the cooler weather there is a tendency to bake more puddings or crumbles. If there’s one thing that can steal someone’s shine, it’s most definitely consuming too much sugar. Really address whether your food choices are about nourishing your body or nourishing your soul, and try some of the delicious wholefood alternatives to traditional winter recipes. Hydrate The body is largely made up of water, and consuming enough is essential for our body to work at its best. One of the best ways to support yourself, your health, and your skin is to drink water throughout the day. In the cooler months, warming herbal teas can be a great alternative and also add to your total intake of water for the day. Keep moving Change up your winter movement to include lower impact activities that support the slower and restorative pace of winter. Yoga, stretching and walking are great ways to keep moving. Walking outside, even for five minutes, will help to invigorate the mind, body and soul. Going outside and exposing yourself to the crisp winter air and natural light will help to lift your mood, energy, and overall feeling of well-being. Keep eating fresh produce Eat with the seasons and embrace all of the beautiful, colourful produce in season – broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, zucchini, beetroot and pumpkin to name a few. Your body will love you for it. Embrace winter with gratitude Instead of getting yourself in a negative mindset about winter, turn this around and consider everything there is to appreciate this time of year. Imagine if you lived in a country that was always hot – this might be a dream for some of you, but others would miss the unique winter activities, such as skiing or snowboarding, cuddling up under a blanket, enjoying nourishing warm foods and drinks or simply just having a bit more time to yourself for reflection.

LIGHT THE WAY The adorable Marset FollowMe (RRP $378+gst) portable rechargeable table lamp boasts LED tech, dimmer, and a builtin battery that can be recharged through a USB port, from KS Lighting.

With large, stylish mirrors continuing their domination as one of the hottest at-home must-haves, Cityscape caught up with Eco Frame and Mirror’s Dan Sutherland to tap into the company’s 20 years of experience in selecting or creating the perfect mirror. Mirrors have always played an intrinsic role in decorating a room. From reflecting light and creating the illusion of space through to funky design, mirrors can create a dramatic transformation in any space throughout the home. Above a mantelpiece or fireplace is classic mirror positioning, but mirrors can also turn up the style factor practically anywhere. In the dining room, a mirror will effortlessly complete the room, while in an entrance or hallway above a console table, a mirror will add dimension and bring in light. In addition, a mirror in this part of the house has the added benefit of being able to be used for a quick outfit check before leaving home! A perfectly styled mirror will match the furniture it is hung with, and often these pieces stay together when moved. For those looking for a one-off custom piece, we start the process with a discussion of their ideas, requirements and location. This is often followed up with an onsite consultation, discussing the mirror’s elements and how it will work with their furniture and décor to ensure it fits well. Finally a site fitting service ensures larger mirrors are properly hung.


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BLACK ‘N’ BLUE The classic pairing heats up winter.


1 Beau Coops Shield Pumps (RRP $449) from Head Over Heels 2 Blue Iris Amazonite Drops with Blue Diamonds in Stirling Silver (RRP $1,550) from Filigree Fine Jewels 3 Witchery Denim Coulotte (RRP $149.90), Denim Trench (RRP $279.90) and Knee Boot (RRP $369.90) 4 Cameo Power Trip Jumpsuit (RRP $225) from Infinite Definite 5 Five Each Long Sleeve Shift Dress (RRP $89.90) from Stencil 6 Evil Twin Escape Tank Dress (RRP $105) from Dead Set 7 Sashenka Tote (RRP $149) from 9 Robin Pierre


HEAVY METAL 8 Dries Van Noten Silver Shea Pencil Skirt (RRP $1,145) from Victoria Black 9 Karen Walker Maze Black & Gold sunglasses (RRP $349) from Infinite Definite 74

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untouched world Fashion/Accessories


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

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

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

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


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Block out winter with these hot essentials

The shirt Plaid Shirt (RRP $95) from Halo & Hazard The boots Silent D Vibe ($299.90) from Robin Pierre

The coat and glasses Stolen Girlfriends Club Audrey Coat (RRP $749) and Last Resort sunnies (RRP $279) from Raw Nova The boots Coclico 221 (RRP $649) from Head Over Heels


Huffer Classic Down Jacket (RRP $419) from Stencil

Butter Goods Outline Pullover Hoodie (RRP $129) from Dead Set


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The jacket Sessun Love Cruise Jacket (RRP $479) from Infinite Definite The bag Up Cycled Leather Jacket Bag (RRP $150) from Robyn Mathieson


WITH Paul Dean of Sergios

Edwin Card Holder (RRP $209), from EnCompass

Sergios Diesel Boots (RRP $345) and Scarf (RRP $125)

Chatham Crew (RRP $219), Chunky Knit Scarf (RRP $129) and Wha Jeans (RRP $289) from Untouched World

Tying the knot? There are no excuses for grooms not to be looking sharp on their big day. The good news for guys is it doesn’t need to be difficult. Suit, shirt, tie and done … well, we could put a little more effort in than that. Regardless of how often you're going to wear the suit, I'd recommend the groom purchasing a suit for his big day – you'll own a garment that fits you perfectly and you will look and feel so much better. At the end of the day a wedding is a big spend for most couples, so you might as well come out of it with your own suit – it beats buying one down the track for someone else’s wedding! The groomsmen’s suits (generally hired) don’t have to match the groom's, but the groomsmen’s suits should all match. Take into account the build of your groomsmen when selecting their suits, as not all styles suit all builds – you want your groomsmen feeling great on the day too!

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Smith & Boston



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


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

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

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

Complete the look with bags, shoes and jewellery.

For exceptional service and elegant attire, visit Smith & Boston.

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Robyn Mathieson has been designing for NZ women for 27 years. Colour, print and easy to wear are the foundations of the label’s strong branding. Beautiful fabrics and thoughtful design that will quickly become a wardrobe favourite.


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ingrid Brook Fashion/bridal

95 Main Road, Redcliffs 03 384 3987 Find them on Facebook Open: Wed – Fri 11am – 5pm, Sat 11am – 3pm

A long established designer of high fashion daywear, evening gowns, haute couture wedding gowns and more. Any design in store can be custom made to measure for you. Talk to Ingrid about retail or custom-made designs today!

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Raw Nova

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

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

Halo & Hazard


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

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


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


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


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Florian Rhodes

The Mohair Store

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

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

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

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



Come by and view their range of handbags, travel bags and accessories, homewares, blankets, scarves and much more!

Mel & Zoe’s

fashion/alterations 151 Edgeware Road, Edgeware 03 377 8942 Find them on Facebook Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5:30pm, Sat 9:30am – 1:30pm

We all have favourite clothes in the wardrobe that don’t fit – let the experts at Mel & Zoe’s bring these back to life! A fast, friendly and skilled service – call today. Alterations, hems, repairs, bridal, made-to-measure and more.

Enquire about their great wholesale/corporate gift rates.

Madam Butterfly’s Vintage Style Boutique fashion/homeware

477 Ferry Road, Woolston 027 459 4052 madambutterflysvintage

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

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

Issimo are stockists of LK Bennett (as featured), Accatino, Mara Bini, IXOS, Vivienne Westwood, Clarks, Rebecca Balducci, Oxitaly, Timberland, Le Coq Sportif, and Palladium, as well as bags and accessories by Flash Jewellery, Saben, Mooi, Officine904, Silk and Steel, Cathy Pope and Under The Sun. Always different and fashion-forward. Find them on Facebook and Instagram: @issimochristchurch.

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

Put your best foot forward for AW15! Ankle boots set the scene for the season – high shine leathers, buckles, gorgeous trims, patent, pony. Discover beautifully crafted European footwear from Italy, France, Spain and beyond. Find the ordinary to the extraordinary. Prices $149 – $789. Brands include Hogl, Progetto, Jeannot, Silent D, One Trick Pony, and many, many more. Now open in Auckland at 403 Remuera Road; PH 09 523 5486.

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The Tannery, Woolston 03 389 5896


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THE CUTTING EDGE Backed by 20 successful years in the style industry, Scissortrix’s sleek, modern Beckenham salon combines cutting-edge techniques with seamless service and first-class products (think Kérastase, Pureology and L’Oréal) to create unique of-the-moment looks.


ROCK ON Cityscape and Lotus at Siam Thai

Day Spa are giving one lucky reader the chance to escape winter with the ancient holistic sensory experience that is hot stone therapy. This 2-hour treatment, valued at $230, combines the benefits of specially positioned hot stones with a bliss-inducing massage to totally relax your body. To enter, send us an email at info@ with “Lotus” in the subject header and tell us why you need some hot stone therapy. Entries close August 31.

Cityscape has two double passes to Jason Shon Bennet’s Discover The Secrets of Exceptional Health on June 20 to give away; check out our Facebook page for details!

Cityscape caught up with health researcher, international speaker and best-selling author Jason Shon Bennett for three tips on getting through winter unscathed. 1 Fermented foods Humans have safely fermented foods with bacteria and fungi for centuries to produce more prebiotic-rich, nutritious and delicious foods. Tempeh, sourdough bread, miso, apple cider vinegar, yoghurt, nattō, pickled ginger, umeboshi plums, sauerkraut and pickled daikon are all good examples. Fermentation naturally changes, predigests and dramatically improves the foods, protecting the health of your all-important immune system. 2 Catch some Zzzs You cannot replace sleep – get lots of it! Animals hunker down when the light goes out and allow themselves to rest, rebuild, cleanse, and recharge with sleep – so should we. The body fixes itself, reboots and makes miracles happen while you rest. 3 Get sprouting Sprouting turns good foods into superfoods by changing and supercharging the nutritional composition of the wholegrain or seed. Starches become simple sugars. Proteins become amino acids. Fats become fatty acids. Sprouts are the best and richest source of natural, super-absorbable vitamin C, which is well known for boosting immunity and cell regeneration.

 NATURAL BEAUTY Bursting with natural

ingredients, the new Kiwi beauty range from Moreish Skincare is almost good enough to eat. Cruelty-free and made with pure superfoods including 100% organic Argan oil, rosehip, New Zealand avocado, Manuka honey, grape seed, kiwifruit and olive oil, this guilt-free glamour also comes free of parabens, artificial colours, fragrances and petroleum-derived ingredients.


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Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa

L3, 122 Victoria Street, Central City 03 377 0966

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

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

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

Talk to KSSM about party days or nights for groups of women looking for fun and entertainment with a difference.

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




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Merivales Hair & Beauty


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

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


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


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

True Grit Hair Spa

Pascha Therapies

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

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

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

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


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


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

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BIKRAM YOGA Christchurch fitness

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

The Bikram Method is a unique series of Hatha Yoga postures practised in a room heated up to 38 degrees, with both 90 and 60 minute classes available. Join them on your mat alongside a great community of yogis to connect, grow and thrive ... love your sweat and go deeper with Bikram Yoga, designed to be accessible and effective to all. CHANGE your perspective. CHANGE your life. First-time local students get 10 consecutive days for $25!

Scoop Authentic Pilates FITNESS

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

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

Grassroots Yoga & Health fitness

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

FIGHTING FIT Keep the dreaded lurgies at bay

with Red Seal’s immunity-boosting range. Bursting with key natural ingredients and antioxidants, the anti-bacterial Manuka honey, lemon & ginger tea, herbal elixirs, detoxifiers and high-potency Vitamin C are sure to keep you out of the doctor’s office (so maybe don’t tell the boss you’re taking them!).

Grassroots is a vibrant, innovative, and community-driven yoga studio located in the heart of the Tannery village. Their yoga classes empower and educate with a method that blends skilful physical alignment into playful progressive flow. Providing classes for every level of student and a body therapy clinic on-site, this yoga studio offers the highest calibre instruction in an uplifting, beautiful space. Align + Flow - move with awareness, intention, and heart! $25 Intro Special – two weeks of unlimited yoga!



GRAND DESIGNS Revolutionising the tiling industry, Italian stalwart Fondovalle’s new Think Bigger line achieves a perfect balance of art, design and functionality – and on a grand scale. Their new supersized porcelain wall and floor titles, measuring up to 1200cm x 2400cm, are exclusive to BellaRoc.

CELLAR RIGHT Keep those liquid investments in premium, ready-to-drink condition with the Delonghi Dual Zone Wine Cabinet (RRP $1,449). Ideal for both red and white wine, its lockable, tinted, and triple-glazed door ensures your great old ones are protected from more than just the elements, from Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances.


Keep winter at bay with Inter-Weave’s glam Wuru range of 100% bespoke luxury wool and possum blend, Kiwi-designed-and-woven throws and blankets. Sophisticated, luxurious and elegant, their intricate weaves combine with geometric designs, lending ambience and atmosphere to any space.


Cityscape has one Inter-Weave Wuru throw valued at $345 to give away. To enter, send us an email at with “Inter-Weave” in the subject header and tell us your perfect spot for a new throw. Entries close August 31.


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Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances Interiors/renovation & building

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

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


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INTO THE BLUE Backed by 20 years of creating

some of Christchurch’s most progressive kitchens, Euroform Kitchens + Furniture eschews cookie-cutter blandness by focussing on custom-made one-offs that perfectly reflect your home, personality and lifestyle.

BOTTLED GOLD Is that beloved heirloom starting to look like it’s seen better days? Take it from shabby to chic with Christchurch-made Evriday Furniture Reviver. The magic-in-abottle formula from the experts at Willburn Furniture and Antiques combines a premium mix of nourishing oils, and is trusted and used by the antique industry to lovingly restore and revive wooden and polished furniture, antiques, dark leather, vinyl and plastics. RRP $30 COPPER TONES Famous for its solid copper, induction-friendly base, the Essteele Per Vita collection (POA) from Total Food Equipment combines a refined design with polished stainless steel and optimum heat control to create the perfect cooking conditions – and looks good doing it.


WHY WINTER IS THE TIME TO SELL While many people choose to hibernate their decision to sell over winter and wait for spring, they’re missing out on some serious sales potential. Sure, it might be true that there are fewer buyers, but the motivators to buying a house (work transfers, salary increase, fluctuating family numbers, etc.) are year-round – plus there’s the added bonus of less competition. A warm, inviting and well-presented house marketed professionally over winter will attract widespread interest, and the decision to go to auction provides the perfect option for achieving a premium price – all it takes is a little insider knowledge. Above all your property needs to be bright, warm and inviting: switch out those energy efficient bulbs with the biggest wattage your fittings can handle and if you have a fire, light it during inspections or turn on the heat – people need to picture themselves living there, and that’s not going to happen in an ice-box! Time your open homes to maximise the winter sun, and keep all the curtains drawn; presentation is paramount, so keep on top of the maintenance both inside and out and ensure the yard and gardens are tidy and that you remove any mould, grime or moss. Remember – winter is a great time to play up your home’s cosy, family-friendly charms!

BARE ESSENTIALS Lighting takes on a rock ’n’ roll aesthetic with the swanky new Buster + Punch LED Buster Bulbs (RRP from $480 + gst each) from KS Lighting. Available in gold, smoked and crystal-coloured glass, these 3W dimmable bad boys look so good naked that we’d be loathe to cover them with a shade.


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Bathroom & Flooring Warehouse


Unit 8, 11 Penn Place, Middleton 03 348 9216 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pm

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

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

Pushing beyond to give voice to the pure designs of Nature, without interpretations, reproducing it in a true and authentic manner. Sand and its stone of origin are the same thing; present in Nature in diametrically opposed structures, the softness of one contrasting starkly with the hardness of the other. New Italian tile ranges arrive frequently into BellaRoc Showroom on Blenheim Road.

Call today for a free measure and quote.

Come and meet the friendly staff and bring your plans!

eco Frame and Mirror

Moffatt’s Flower Company

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

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

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


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

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KS lighting

belle interiors

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

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


Mercury pendant from Artemide, designer Ross Lovegrove. This is a sculptural object during the day, reflecting the dynamics of its surroundings. It’s one of the many eyecatching lighting pieces on show in the KS Lighting showroom. Drop in today and discover designer lighting with a genuine difference! Every item in the showroom has been selected with an eye for the unique and original.


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


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

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


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189 Papanui Road, Merivale Mall, Merivale 03 355 4666 Open: 7 days

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


Copper + Pink offers a carefully hand picked and curated collection of elements for your home. They have a simplistic approach to style, and offer an extensive range of unique and exclusive brands, including both top New Zealand designers and leading overseas names. They’re excited to now welcome Seletti, Pony Rider and Milk and Sugar to their collection! From denim lifestyle through to fine china, with a little bit of the neon on the side. #staywild.


Skout’s den of vintage cool has reopened under new owners Jo Alexander and Rose Lilley. Visit their revamped store in The Colombo Atrium for a charming selection of vintage/retro style clothing, jewellery and accessories. New labels include Briarwood handbags and wallets, beautiful hand crocheted fur trimmed ponchos, fur vests, scarves, and gloves for warmth now winter has arrived. A treasure trove of retro gifts & whimsical wares for all ages.

The Mohair Store

Total Food Equipment

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

218 Moorhouse Avenue, Sydenham 03 366 6912 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat/Sun 10am – 4pm



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

Total Food Equipment is a haven for foodies who want to mix it up with the world’s best chefs. Whether you’re looking for a wedding gift, birthday present or something for your home, café or commercial kitchen, the huge range at TFE is sure to meet your requirements. They’re also proud to carry the Chefworks range of clothing in store, bringing chefs across New Zealand new standards of quality, comfort and variety in their choice of uniforms.

Enquire about their great wholesale/corporate gift rates.

See them when only the best will do for your kitchen!


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Hitting the slopes this season? Find out where it’s at this season with the Cityscape snow wrap. Porters Go for awesome terrain park and freeriding, a new chairlift and to rock the legendary Big Mama run, 96km from Chch; Mt Cheeseman Tackle Boarder Cross, expect great board conditions and enjoy uncrowded on- and off-piste skiing, 99km from Chch; Broken River Ski Area Board a terrain park, chutes, off-piste and powder, or ski groomed slopes or off-piste, 110km from Chch; Craigieburn Valley Ski and board the largest off-piste area in NZ, 110km from Chch; Mt Hutt Board awesome parks and ski some of Australasia’s best powder, 118km from Chch; Mt Olympus The huge natural terrain park = boarders’ paradise, and skiers can tackle chutes, steeps, open faces and more, 125km from Chch; Temple Basin Huge natural terrain park to board with plenty for all ski levels, 150km from Chch; Hanmer Springs Ski Area Cruise fresh tracks on the board or ski groomed trails, 155km from Chch.

Own the slopes with this season’s picks. King of the mountain Tackle piste or powder with ease on Kingswood’s Archetype all-rounders, featuring a righteous new bamboo inlay. RRP from $1,150 Go your own way Atomic’s Waymaker 130 Carbon features a carbon spine, Free/Lock system, LiveFit and a choice of grip pads to make walking and skiing anywhere super easy. RRP $999

Sun-sational Containing Zinc Oxide, natural cherry plant extract

and Vitamin B, Cherry Black Facial Sunscreen (SPF30) not only protects from the direct and reflective sun, but also helps restore and renew the skin – get a beauty treatment with your ski day. RRP $114.95 CAR PLAY Alpine brings its A game with the latest in-car must-have, the iLX-007E In-Dash System with Apple CarPlay (RRP $1,499.95) from Auto Sound & Security. Jacking into your iPhone, this über frosty piece of wizard gadgetry lets you make calls, use maps, play music (including Spotify) and access messages via the 7-inch screen, or with voice activation through Siri so you can concentrate on the road ahead. Auto Sound and Security car audio/security

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

Christchurch’s premier car audio and security business has changed location! For a new sound system, alarm, reversing cameras, Bluetooth tech, or more, talk to the experts!


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The Cityscape lowdown on excitement capital Buenos Aires. The city that never sleeps, the Paris of South America and birthplace of the tango are all apt descriptors of Argentina’s bustling, hyper-kinetic capital Buenos Aires. With so much happening (and literally at all hours of the day) you’re likely to be whisked off your feet, but wherever in the city your adventure takes you, there’s no doubting you’ll fall under its exotic charms. It’s as if BA has taken the best parts of your favourite places and smashed them together: discover the shopper’s paradise of trendy Palermo Soho’s boutique-lined streets, gape in wonder at the architectural delights, spanning old world art-nouveau to Italian Renaissance (be sure to check out Confitería Del Molino and Palacio Barolo and its wacky back story), and sample the

famous Argentine asado (BBQ – vegetarians beware: meat, and plenty of it, is the order of the day here, where the grilling of beef is treated with religious-like fervour). And unless you’re a night owl, you’re gonna want to catch some Zs before heading out – it’s not uncommon to go out to dinner at 1am (restaurants open from 9pm), with bars opening at midnight and

clubs at 2am (at the earliest) – though if you’re super cool you won’t make an appearance until 4am, then dance through sunrise. If you need help staying awake, the national drink of choice, mate (pronounced ‘mah-tay’), is a caffeine-packed elixir/tea that’s drunk everywhere according to a strict protocol – so follow their lead and put on your dancing shoes.

 WHERE TO STAY An ode to French Belle Époque

grandeur, the Alvear Palace Hotel has been wowing visitors with its crystal chandeliers and gilded-woodpanelled walls since opening in 1932. Unwind after a night out (or should that be morning?) in the famous Alvear Spa’s 8,600 square feet of serenity, wellness and beauty treatments. Virtuoso guests receive bonuses galore including upgrades, daily breakfast for two, and L’Orangerie Restaurant’s famed high tea for two.


What Wife Carrying World Championship Where Sonkajärvi, Finland When 3 – 4 July Why Carry the missus on your back through an obstacle course and win her weight in beer – where do we sign up? What Naadam Where Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia When 11 – 13 July Why Predating Genghis Khan, the gruelling Three Games of Men (wrestling, horse racing and archery) offers the chance to take out such titles as “EyePleasing Nationally Famous Mighty and Invincible Giant”! What La Tomatina Where Bunol, Spain When 26 August Why A free-for-all food fight with 30,000 of your closest friends and 125,00kgs of tomatoes – hells yeah!

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READ, WATCH, LISTEN Reviews, profiles and celebrity insider goss. 1 READ The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro. Review by Rachel Eadie, Scorpio Books. The Romans have gone and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that it is finally time for them to set off to find their son. They know they will face many hazards, but can’t foresee how their journey will reveal to them their love for each other, nor that they will be joined by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and a knight – each of them, like Axl and Beatrice, lost in some way to his own past. Savage, mysterious, and always moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade tells a luminous story about the act of forgetting and the power of memory. RRP $37.

2 WATCH The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Review by Nick Paris, Alice in Videoland. 8 years in the making and hot on the heels of Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises, Studio Ghibli co-founder Takahata’s adaptation of an old Japanese folktale is an equally remarkable farewell film by another master of Japanese animation. Beautifully animated in a hand-drawn style, the film takes us into a timeless world where a humble bamboo cutter finds a miniature, doll-like princess tucked inside a bamboo shoot. He shares the discovery with his wife, but both are shocked when the little princess is suddenly transformed into a baby. The couple adopt the child as their own and decide to raise the girl to be a proper princess.


3 LISTEN Drylands, Mel Parsons. Review by Garry Knight, Pennylane Records. This is Mel Parsons’ third album, and in my opinion her best yet. You may have been lucky enough to have seen one of her shows on her recent national tour, which perfectly captured Drylands beautiful folk sound and Parsons’ stunning vocals. Setting a lovely mood, Drylands features guest musicians including Ron Sexsmith and Anika Moa, which adds a depth and consistency that is absorbing. Highlights on the album include ‘Far Away’, ‘Driving Man’ and ‘Don’t Wait’, but the great thing is that Parsons and her band have a great connection and deliver a strong, well rounded album – a Kiwi classic!



Suburban Nightmare They’re heeeere … the classic Poltergeist catchphrase is terrifying a new generation courtesy of Sam Raimi (Spiderman, The Evil Dead), once again giving new meaning to the words ‘suburban hell’ after the youngest member of the Freeling family gets sucked into the TV by disenfranchised spirits. Stepping into the pot-smoking parental roles are Sam Rockwell (Conviction) and Rosemarie DeWitt (United States of Tara). We’re guessing DeWitt would have insisted on fake skeletons for the remake’s pool scene – unlucky predecessor JoBeth Williams took method acting to new levels, doing time with real human bones in the muddy water.

Bodacious Bond babe Gemma Arterton has it all: looks, talent, a killer singing voice and, when she was born, two extra fingers (!). Arterton describes her polydactyly as her “little oddity that I’m really proud of.” “People are really interested but repulsed at the same time,” she’s said of the dual digits that formerly neighboured her pinkies. And the quirks don’t end there; she was also born with a crumpled ear. “I was born with a lot of deformities,” the former Esquire Woman of the Year says of her rough start.


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under her spell The Christchurch Arts Festival returns at the end of winter (27th of August), and among the many highlights on the packed programme is Under, a show from acclaimed US cabaret performer Lady Rizo. Described as “a fusion of comedy, burlesque, performance art and rock ‘n’ roll” by the NY Times, Lady Rizo’s performance peels back personal layers for a hilarious and intimate look at love and sex. TVNZ Festival Club, Thu 3, Fri 4, Sat 5 September.



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Adding its name to the list of companies celebrating the rebirth of the Isaac Theatre Royal, the New Zealand Opera and director Kate Cherry tackle Puccini’s heart-rending Madama Butterfly there in July. The timeless story of hope, honour, fidelity and love has been hailed as one of the most meaningful, moving experiences one can have in a theatre, and the beautiful setting of the Theatre Royal is sure to be a fitting home to this lavish production and its sumptuous costumes and scenery. With the CSO accompanying the NZ Opera Chorus and opera stars such as Anne-Sophie Duprels (France), Angus Wood (Australia) and Kiwi talent that includes Kristin Darragh, James Rodgers and Jared Holt, it’s sure to be a spectacular night at the theatre. Madama Butterfly, 23, 25, 28, 30 July and 1 August

things into high gear in July with The Power and the Passion, a concert that combines two dream teams: the classical brilliance of both Liszt and Mahler with the supreme musicianship of superstar Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko (pictured) and Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski. First on the bill will be Lizst’s Piano Concerto No. 2 – a study in subtlety that will be a showcase for Trpčeski’s famous sensitivity at the keyboard – before Petrenko winds the orchestra up for Mahler’s mighty 5th Symphony. Here’s a rare chance to experience two classical music legends-in-themaking bringing glorious life to two legends of composing. The Power and the Passion, Horncastle Arena, 15 July

 FLICK FEST Cinephiles, it’s time to break out the Excel spreadsheet

and start plotting out your August time use down to the hour; the New Zealand International Film Festival (7 – 23 August) is back with another 16 days of thought-provoking, award-winning and just plain entertaining cinema. Early announcements include Sundance award winners Grandma (pictured), The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and documentaries The Wolfpack and Cartel Land. Films will screen at Hoyts Northlands and in the swish surroundings of the Isaac Theatre Royal.

CENTRE STAGE Returning in 2015 on its biennial schedule, the Christchurch Arts Festival (27 August – 20 September) features performing arts enticements such as cabaret, magic, theatre and dance, all jam-packed in alongside music and community events. The epic schedule of entertainment showcases local and global talent and always produces almost too much to try to see and do – worth waiting a couple of years for!


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This winter two special concerts take place to celebrate the 50th Jubilee of NZ’s Chamber Music Contest, featuring some familiar Kiwi faces who’ve garnered international recognition. Turnovsky Jubilee Ensemble Artists: Wilma Smith (director/ violin), Natalie Lin (violin), Justine Cormack (violin, viola), Lara Hall (violin, viola), Gillian Ansell (viola), Bryony GibsonCornish (viola), Ashley Brown (cello), Victoria Simonsen (cello), Victoria Jones (double bass), Bridget Douglas (flute). Celebrate the 50th Jubilee with this fabulous ensemble, made up of Contest Alumni spanning 40 years. The concert features Mendelssohn’s exuberant Octet, some well-loved Bach and our own Douglas Lilburn. It is a recipe guaranteed to delight. Sun 21 June, 5pm Charles Luney Auditorium, St. Margaret’s College. CLiK The Ensemble Artists: John Chen (piano), Natalie Lin (violin), Edward King (cello). Committed to representing New Zealand, CLiK share a Kiwi musical upbringing, and trace their love of chamber music back to the NZCT Chamber Music Contest, with wins in 2001 (John Chen) and 2005 (Natalie Lin, Edward King). The concert showcases a collection of solos and duos, crowned with Schubert’s first piano trio. Thu 27 August, 7:30pm Charles Luney Auditorium, St. Margaret’s College. For concert details and ticketing information: 0800 CONCERT (266 2378)


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HERE & NOW GIGS, CONCERTS & EVENTS culture shock Comedy Scared Scriptless [Every Fri & Sat, 10:15pm] The Court Theatre, Bernard St, Addington Book it: Website. Christchurch’s own late night improv comedy show, now in its 26th year.

quite interesting There’s a treat for fans of British wit this winter with Alan Davies, self-deprecating star of the world’s smartest panel show, Q.I. headed to town to perform his solo stand-up show Little Wonders. The multi-talented actor, writer and comedian showcases his masterful storytelling abilities in a show that’s sure to tickle the funny bone. Alan Davies: Little Wonders, Horncastle Arena, Friday 31 July.

Alan Davies – Little Victories [Fri 31 Jul, 8pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington Book it: Ticketek. The affable star of Jonathan Creek and QI brings his smart stand-up back to the city with a new show. Dylan Moran – Off The Hook [Thu 27 Aug, 8pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington www.dylanmoran. com Book it: Ticketek A new show from the hilariously rambling star of Black Books who’s been referred to as “the Oscar Wilde of comedy.” theatre Disney Beauty and The Beast [Until Sat 13 Jun, times vary] Rangiora Town Hall, High St, Rangiora Book it: Website. The North Canterbury Musical Society stages Disney’s retelling of the classic love story. Romeo & Juliet [Until Sat 20 Jun, times vary] The Court Theatre, Bernard St, Addington Book it: Website. The Court stages perhaps Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedy for the first time in its long history. Niu Sila [Sat 6 Jun – Sat 4 Jul, times vary] The Court Theatre, Bernard St, Addington www. Book it: Website. A comedy about a friendship that spans 40 years, two cultures and one street. Kiss The Fish [Wed 8 – Fri 10 Jul, 7:30pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City www.indianink. Book it: Ticketek. Sid receives a chance to change the life of his village (and net some personal wealth) in this acclaimed production from Indian Ink. Dr Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat [Wed 8 – Sat 18 Jul, times vary]


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The Court Theatre, Bernard St, Addington www.courttheatre. Book it: Website. The iconic Dr Seuss classic hits the stage at the Court for the kids. The Ladykillers [Sat 25 Jul – Fri 28 Aug, times vary] The Court Theatre, Bernard St, Addington www.courttheatre. Book it: Website. A stage adaption of the classic black comedy film that sees an inept band of criminals go up against a lovable old lady.

NZ Opera presents: Madama Butterfly [Thu 23/Sat 25/Tue 28/Thu 30 Jul, Sat 1 Aug, times vary] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Website. NZ Opera bring all the hope, fidelity, honour and spectacle of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to the stage with the assistance of the CSO.

Disney On Ice – Dare To Dream [Fri 7 – Sun 9 Aug, 7pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington www. Once On Chunuk Bair [Wed 29 Jul – Sat 8 Aug, times vary] Air Book it: Ticketek. Join Disney royalty at this classicForce Museum of New Zealand, contemporary mashup 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram www. celebration of 75 years of Book it: Disney Princesses. Eventfinder. Imagine Theatre RNZB – A Midsummer Night’s presents a special season of Dream [Thu 27 – Sun 30 Aug, Maurice Shadbolt’s theatrical 7:30pm, Sat matinee 1:30pm] treatment of the Gallipoli Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 campaign to commemorate Gloucester St, Central City The the centenary of the landings. RNZB has snagged sought Performance Sleeping Beauty on Ice [Tue 16 – Sun 21 Jun, 6:30pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City www. Book it: Ticketek. The award-winning Imperial Ice Stars return to New Zealand with their stunning rendition of Sleeping Beauty on Ice.

-after choreographer Liam Scarlett to create this production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Homeland [Sat 29 Aug, 7pm] The Aurora Centre, Cnr Greers Rd & Memorial Ave, Burnside A special one-off evening of multimedia, multicultural performances from Maori and immigrant communities.

film Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival [Thu 25 June – Wed 8 July, times vary] Academy Gold Cinemas, The Colombo, 363 Colombo St, Sydenham Book it: Website. The regular festival of films celebrating and examining art and design makes its way to the 03 for the first time. New Zealand International Film Festival [Fri 7 – Sun 23 Aug, times vary] Hoyts Northlands, Main North Road, Northlands Shopping Centre, Papanui & Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Website. The nationwide celebration of the cinematic artform runs its programme locally in mid August this year. Phantom of the Opera Silent Movie [Wed 1 Jul, 6:30pm] Cardboard Cathedral, Cnr Madras and Hereford Sts, Central City www.cardboard Book it: Eventfinder. International organist David Briggs improvises a live soundtrack to the 1925 silent movie, Phantom of the Opera, on the cathedral’s organ – a unique cinematic and musical experience.


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This year for the first time, the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival is making its way to Christchurch from 25 June to 8 July. They’re bringing us a handpicked line-up of the latest films in architecture and design, with film subjects including everything from interiors to gig posters and gardening. The opening night film is Bernardes, which traces the rise and fall of the prolific 1960s Brazilian architect who was known for his playboy ways. Tickets on sale now from Academy Gold:


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

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

Jonathan Smart Gallery Galleries & displays

52 Buchan Street, Sydenham 03 365 7070

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


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paint ‘n’ sip studio functions/wine & design

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

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


HERE & NOW GIGS, CONCERTS & EVENTS CSO: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest [Sat 4 Jul, 7pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington www. Book it: Ticketek The CSO play a live soundtrack to accompany a showing of the second instalment in the popular swashbuckler series.

Exhibitions Jonathan Smart Gallery 52 Buchan St, Sydenham 03 365 7070 www. Specialists in contemporary New Zealand art. Bryce Gallery Cnr Riccarton Rd and Paeroa St, Riccarton 03 348 0064 www.brycegallery. Showcasing emerging, established & investment artists. Mid Century Furniture and Design Show [Until Sat 13 Jun, 10am – 6pm weekdays] 180 Durham St, Central City www. The original works of legendary designers from the 50s to 70s are on show at this huge interior/furniture exhibition. The Christchurch Art Show [Fri 12 –Sun 14 Jun, 10am] Air Force Museum, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram nz Book it: $10 on the door. A huge range of art from local

artists, all priced to sell. Browse, admire, and maybe pick something up for home.

all-star performance from contest winners over 25 years.

NZSO Presents: NZSO National Youth Orchestra [Sat 4 Jul, 7pm] Charles Luney Classical Music Auditorium, St Margaret’s CSO: Lamb & Hayward College, 12 Winchester St, Masterworks Kaleidoscope Merivale Book Colours [Sat 13 Jun, 7:30pm it: Ticketek. New Zealand’s elite (pre-concert talk 6:40pm)] Air young classical musicians Force Museum, 45 Harvard Ave, present an evening of music by Wigram Book it: some of the French Masters. Eventfinder.Taonga puoro (traditional Maori instruments) CSO: CSO Kids [Tue 7 Jul, are featured in a solo concerto 9:30am & 11am] Charles Luney role with orchestra for the first Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, time in this premiere. Merivale Book it: NZSO Presents: Wagner Gala Eventfinder. The popular – Inkinen Festival [Wed 17 Jun, annual intro to the orchestra 7pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack for the wee ones is 45 minutes Hinton Dve, Addington www. of music, dance and fun. Book it: Ticketek. NZSO: Power & Passion – Liszt The NZSO and international and Mahler [Wed 15 Jul, 7pm] opera stars Simon O’Neill and Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Christine Goerke present Dve, Addington highlights from Wagner’s final nz Book it: Ticketek. The NZSO two operas, Siegfried and welcomes superstar Russian Gotterdammerung. conductor Vasily Petrenko and Turnovsky Jubilee Ensemble Macedonian pianist Simon [Sun 21 Jun, 5pm] Charles Trpčeski for a night of classical Luney Auditorium, St Austro-Hungarian oomph. Margaret’s College, 12 CSO: Espana [Sat 15 Aug, Winchester St, Merivale www. 7:30pm] Air Force Museum of Book it: New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Ticketek. The 50th jubilee of Wigram Book it: the NZCT Chamber Music Contest is celebrated with this Eventfinder The CSO brings some Spanish heat to their 2015 season with works by Albéniz and de Falla.

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CLiK The Ensemble [Thu 27 Aug, 7:30pm] Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, Merivale www.chambermusic. Book it: Ticketek. Three NZCT Chamber Music Contest winners present a collection of solos and duos, crowned with Schubert’s first piano trio.

LIGHT IT UP Lyttelton’s very own midwinter/ Matariki festival is back again for an 11th year, with live music and celebrations from 11am at Albion Square on the 13th of June kicking off a programme of 30+ events over 9 days. There’s music, delicious food and drink, stories and poetry, a midwinter swim, and of course, the famous Street Party and fireworks display (19th June). Lyttelton Festival of Lights, Sat 13th – Sun 21st June. LytteltonHarbourFestivalOfLights 104

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Contemporary Music Alliance Francaise Music Festival [Sun 21 Jun, 6pm] The Wunderbar, London Street, Lyttelton Book it: Under The Radar. A night of French music from New Caledonian reggae/funk artist Boagan, supported by local artists. Brooke Fraser [Wed 24 Jun, 8pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Ticketek. The Kiwi songstress

comes home from her LA base, touring to support her new LP, Brutal Romantic. Marlon Williams [Sat 27 Jun, 7:30pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City Book it: Ticketek. The Lyttelton native who’s been piling up 4 and 5 star reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone, The Age, and Stack Magazine tours his brand new album. Don McGlashan - Lucky Stars Album Release Tour [Fri 26 Jun, 8pm] Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre, 50 Acacia Ave, Middleton www. Book it: Eventfinder. National musical treasure Don McGlashan tours his new, highly personal album.

Gin Wigmore – New Rush [Sat 4 Jul, 8pm] CPSA Big Yellow Building, 5 Madras St, Central City Book it: Ticketmaster. The homegrown international singing sensation tours to give us a taste of her new studio album, Blood To Bone. The Wiggles Rock & Roll Preschool Tour! [Thu 16 Jul, 10am & 12:30pm] Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, Merivale www. Book it: Ticketek. You may not be excited, but your wee one is – rugrat rock royalty is back in town with new songs.

out and about festivals KidsFest [Sat 4 – Sat 18 Jul, times vary] Various locations The winter


ferrymead heritage park


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

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

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

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

Hot and cold food and drinks available on weekends and during school holidays.

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




HERE & NOW GIGS, CONCERTS & EVENTS school holiday activity programme returns, with hundreds of events to keep the young ‘uns entertained. events Kiwi & Aussie Winemakers Tour [Wed 17 Jun, 6pm] The George, 50 Park Tce, Central City Book it: Website. One for the connoisseurs: a full tasting of NZ and Australian wines from the Negociants NZ portfolio. The Labyrinth Masquerade Ball [Sat 20 Jun, 9pm] Wunderbar, 19 London St, Lyttelton Find it on Facebook Book it: Eventfinder The wee imps at the Chch Faerie Circle bring us a grand occasion that celebrates the beloved 80s Bowie-and-Muppets film. The Cancer Society Ball [Sat 20 Jun, 7:30pm] Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram www. Book it: Dash Tickets. One of the city’s longest-running social occasions is back with another evening of food and wine, great music, dancing, and fashion.

Solstice Night Light Bike Ride [Sun 21 Jun, 5:30pm] Hagley Park North, Central City Find it on Facebook Book it: Free. Grab friends, family, bikes and bling for the city’s NZ Solstice Night Light bike ride through Hagley Park North (starts Armagh St entrance).

Common Room, 347 Papanui Road, Strowan Book it: Door sales. Bears and dolls on display, and in competition, plus activities for the kids.

Baby & Child Expo [Sat 18/Sun 19 Jul, 9am – 4pm] Pioneer Stadium, 75 Lyttelton St, Somerfield www.babyand Star Home & Leisure Show [Fri Book it: Door sales. A huge specialty consumer 26 – Sun 28 Jun, 10am – 5pm] show geared towards Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton pregnancy, birth, newborns Dve, Addington www. Book it: $8 and the wee ones up to 7 – natural products, travel, prams on the door. A collection of hundreds of products, services carriers, nursery, playtime, safety, clothes – it’s all covered! and ideas – the latest looks, trends and ideas for your home A Midwinter’s Ale Festival and lifestyle, with expert [Sat 25 Jul, 11am] Rolleston advice, seminars and specials. Community Centre, 92 Rolleston Dve, Rolleston www. The Christchurch Brick Show [Sat 11/Sun 12 July, 9am – 5pm] Book it: Website. A day-long Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton celebration of local craft beer, Dve, Addington www.lug4x2. with food, live music, and over org/cbs2015 Book it: $5 on the 50 different beers and ciders to door. Now too big for the Air try from Canterbury brewers. Force Museum, the hugely popular Lego model showcase/ Go Green Expo [Sat 15/Sun 16 Aug, 10am] Air Force Museum contest spills its Lego bucket of New Zealand, 45 Harvard into the Arena. Ave, Wigram www. The Annual Bear and Doll Book it: Show [Sat 11/Sun 12 Jul, 10am] Website. Two big days of tips, St Andrews College Senior tricks, demos and a huge array of products for organic, sustainable and eco-friendly living, all under the one roof. The Cake and Craft Show [Fri 14 - Sun 16 Aug, 10am – 5pm] Addington Events Centre, Twigger St, Addington Book it: Eventfinder. Doing what it says on the (cake) tin, the Cake and Craft Show showcases high-end retail craft and spectacular cake decoration. Markets Boulevard Arts Market [Daily, 9am – 5pm] 31 Worcester Bvd, Central City

Mud, glorious mud Hundreds of costumed “runners” get well messy and well tired every year at Mud Sweat and Tears, the annual winter mud run / obstacle course challenge. Tackle a forest run, hay bale pyramid, barbed wire crawl, horse jumps, wobbly bridges, floating platforms, and of course, mud. Lots and lots of mud. Mud Sweat and Tears, Sunday 28th June, Motukara Racecourse

Christchurch Farmers’ Market [Every Sat, 9am – 1pm] Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Rd, Fendalton www.christchurch Kaiapoi Farmers’ Market [Every Sat, 10am – 12pm] Morgan Williams Park, Kaiapoi www.kaiapoi

Lincoln Farmers’ & Craft Market [Every Sat, 10am – 1pm] On the green beside Hillyers Cafe, Gerald St, Lincoln lincolnmarket Lyttelton Farmers’ Market [Every Sat, 10am – 1pm] London St, Lyttelton New Brighton Community Market [Every Sat, 10am – 2pm] 40 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton www.facebook .com/NBCommunityMarket Opawa Farmers’ Market [Every Sun, 9am – 12pm] 275 Fifield Tce, Opawa Re:START Market [Every Fri, Sat & Sun, 10am] Re:START Mall, Cashel St, Central City The Riccarton Market [Every Sun, 9am – 2pm] Riccarton Park, Racecourse Rd The Revamp Vintage Market [Sun 21 Jun, 10am] Christchurch Girls High School Gymnasium, 10 Matai Street, Riccarton TheReVampVintage Market Book it: Free. Some of the city’s best vintage sellers brought together for full day of vintage shopping. Coffee, treats, and one of a kind items. Winter Encraftment Market [Sat 27 Jun, 10am] The Foundry, 90 Ilam Rd, Ilam Book it: Free. Over 70 stalls from top local designers and crafty folks makes this popular biennial craft market the place to pick up something handmade and delightful. SPORT FIFA Under 20 World Cup 2015 [Until Wed 17 Jun, times vary] AMI Stadium, 95 Jack Hinton Dve, Addington www. Book it: Website. A chance to see ‘em before they’re famous as the football stars of the future hit our shores for the FIFA event. Christchurch International Squash Open [Thu 11 – Sun 14

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GIGS, CONCERTS & EVENTS HERE & NOW Jun, times vary] Burnside Squash Club, 8 Takaro Ave, Sockburn Book it: Free. Top international players converge on the city for this PSA tour event, which will also host women players for the first time in 2015.

Harlem Globetrotters [Sun 14 Jun, 2:30pm and 7:30pm] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington Book it: Ticketek. Sweet Georgia Brown! The legendary basketball entertainers hit town with their unique blend of athleticism, theatre and comedy. All Blacks vs. Argentina [Fri 17 Jul, 7:35pm] AMI Stadium, 95 Jack Hinton Dve, Addington Book it: Canterbury Rugby Union. The mighty ABs take on the Pumas in the Investec Rugby Championship. New Zealand Grand National Racing Carnival [Sat 1/Wed 5/ Sat 8 Aug, times vary] Riccarton Park Racecourse Book it: Dash Tickets. The week-long Grand National Carnival features 3 big events as well as plenty of non-racing activities.

Sri Chinmoy Cross-Country Race [Sun 14 Jun, 9am] Canterbury Agricultural Park, Curletts Rd, Wigram cross-country Book it: Website. A 7.5km cross country fun run, with a 2.5km option for the kids, and complimentary breakfast for all entrants.

Art and about

Jonathan Smart Gallery A stalwart of the local scene since 1987,

Jonathan Smart Gallery’s mission remains the same after 28 years: showcasing the finest contemporary New Zealand art. At any given time you’ll find rotating monthly exhibitions from some of New Zealand’s finest artists in a wide range of media – everything from painting and photography to sculpture and moving image work. In June you can see work from Neil Pardington, while July features Lonnie Hutchinson and Hannah Beehre, and in August it’s over to Jo Langford and Kristin Hollis.

Frobisher Interiors A design store (and café) with a difference, the new Frobisher Interiors is not only a place to go to bring artistic sensibilities to your decorating and furnishings, but also an art gallery space in its own right.

Early Warning

Imagine Dragons The high-flying Las Vegas quartet behind such monster hit tracks as “Radioactive” and “Demons” have been bagging awards and racking up album sales all over the place since their breakout a few years back, and on September 10th they’re set to play their first ever Christchurch gig at Horncastle Arena as part of their most extensive tour to date. Diaries out!

Qb Studios Funky new Cityscape HQ Qb Studios not only houses a range of happening businesses, but has a bit of an arty sideline going on as well; its shared inter-office space doubles as a minature art gallery that showcases a changing range of works by different local artists.

Paint N’ Sip If you’ve

always wanted to take the plunge into creating a bit of art, Paint N’ Sip Studio has got you covered (and not just with an apron). Classes take participants step-by -step through creating their own masterpiece, helped along as they do so by the in-studio bar.

The Christchurch Art Show Like a local

arts scene highlights package, The Chch Art Show offers ‘art for everyone’, stuffing the Air Force Museum to the gunnels with work by local artists. There’s a huge array of art to see during the show’s three big days (June 11-14).


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Hello Sunday


The Christchurch buildings getting a second (or third, or fourth!) life.

We’re all thinking ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ – right? But it’s hard to compete with certain local entrepreneurs and business owners who have taken this line of thinking to a macro scale by repurposing and rejuvenating some of the city’s old buildings. With local architectural history taking a bit of a thrashing in recent years, it’s good to see there are still plenty of places you can go in the city to inject a bit of old-fashioned character and charm into your day. Qb Studios Cityscape’s new HQ, Qb Studios – once a nondescript 80s warehouse facility and then a mechanic’s workshop – has recently been gussied up good and proper, with the building’s original shell now housing modern modular office units that are home to a range of funky businesses. There's also a buzzing café and a communal/ collaborative space with a retro feel that doubles as a mini art-gallery. Hello Sunday Hello Sunday’s unassuming wooden building in Sydenham is a heritage award finalist that actually dates all the

way back to the 1870s, when it was erected in the central city as an early post office. When the mail moved out, the building shifted to Sydenham for a new life as a Sunday school – a backstory you can spot today in the acclaimed café’s antique pews. Pomeroy’s Old Brewery Inn This grand old lady of hospitality in Kilmore Street occupies two double-storey brick buildings that were once part of Ward’s Brewery, dating back to 1854. Brewery operations onsite halted in 1955, but then Pomeroy’s opened in 2004, much to the joy of lovers of good beer and good pub food. The Tannery The Woolston retail boutique and entertainment hub is housed inside buildings originally built as part of the eponymous tannery, which dates back to about 1874, and the aesthetics of its Victorian era orgins have been gloriously embraced in its makeover. XCHC The Exchange’s (XCHC) creative hub in Wilson's Road was formerly occupied by a pickle and salami factory, built in 1950.

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The building also housed an auto parts business before its recent transformation into a flexible production and showcase space. The Court Theatre The relocated Court's nickname – ‘The Shed’ – amusingly downplays the scale of the 3,200 square metre former grain store that now houses the theatre, while the trappings of the building’s former life add a touch of industrial chic to the foyer. Hotel Montreal It’s only been a slight change in usage post-quakes for the familiar white building in Montreal Street – from residential apartments to hotel – but the reno has been revolutionary, with the boutique hotel showcasing superb design and decadent furnishings. Jailhouse Backpackers People entering this building these days want to stay; the same probably couldn’t be said of potential guests when it opened as a prison in 1874. The pokey continued in its role for 125 years before becoming an award-winning accommodation provider.

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