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Contents Cityscape | Winter 2016

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at home gourmet

School yourself up in the kitchen with our rundown of the city’s cookery schools and classes.

06 word on the street Tip offs, trends and more. 08 tHE ICONIC ChristChurch Cathedral. 10 movers & shakers Cityscape touches base with the city’s best barkeeps. 11 Don’t give up your day job It’s Sausage Day down at Cashmere Cuisine. 12 winter edit The colder season’s coolest essentials. 14 5 THINGS TO DO Winter’s must-dos for your diary. 16 MADE IN CHCH Local ecofashion from Untouched World.



21 The gourmand’s guide to winter in Christchurch. 22 review Cityscape hits up Maddison’s Restaurant. 23 Recipes Chicken, chorizo & prawn paella and the Back Hander cocktail. 26 FOOD FILES Pantry essentials and more. 28 the a-list Gourmet goodies, catering, functions and venues. 33 food & drink Dining and drinking in the city.


Fashion & Wellbeing

66 Looking good, feeling good. 67 going with the flow The rise of Hot Flow Vinyasa yoga. 68 hAZY SHADES OF WINTER Brighten up winter with these killer pieces. 70 on trend With Styling By Jacqui Victor. 71 the good life With Dr Libby.

CS Living

82 House, home and lifestyle. 84 hot propery Hot tips from real estate guru Mary Turnbull. 85 home sweet home Funk up your pad with these goodies. 86 read, watch, listen Catch up on reviews, profiles and celebrity insider goss.

What’s On

92 The hotlist of what’s going down in the Garden City. 94 gigs, concerts & events The city’s hottest tickets. 102 See & do Exploring the city. 104 the last word With RNZB’s Giselle star Lucy Green.

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

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Editor’s Note

cityscape magazine Winter 2016

ceo/director Andrea Rickerby Editor Isaac Wilson Sub Editor Ben Allan Senior Designer Darlene Mineault Web Design & Development Tristan Brehaut Account Managers Derek Thorp Accounts Administrator Claire Ross Cover Image Broods, photography by Renata Raksha


ith winter’s icy embrace once again upon us, thoughts turn to the fireside swilling of red wine, comfort foods and hunkering down and entering a state of torpor until the first blazing yellow daffodil heads burst through the earth and announce spring’s arrival. At Cityscape we’re all about red wine and comfort food, but torpor? Yeah, not so much! We’d rather get creative and upskill, and with that in mind, have been doing some sleuthing to find out how you can seriously up your kitchen game (should a ‘friendly’ neighbourhood round of My Kitchen Rules catch you unawares) with our ‘At Home Gourmet’ feature (p17). In between our signature round-up of killer fashion and all things hot and trending in food, home, health and beauty, you’ll also note that we’ve flexed our creative muscles, revamping your fave lifestyle magazine, and you’re holding the bangin’ results in your hot little paws - your personal guide to livin’ large and the good life up in CHCH!


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Word on the Street Tip-Offs, Trends & More


Vine Times

Christchurch beer barons Belgian Beer Café Torenhof are set to take your tastebuds on a gastronomic odyssey with the introduction of their Winemaker’s Dinner Series, starting with Martinborough Vineyard in June. Each of the delectable monthly dining experiences to September will combine a specially-created four-course menu perfectly paired to a flight of fantastic wines from some of the country’s (and Australia’s!) best wineries – including national favourites Pegasus Bay Winery, Marisco Vineyards and Wither Hills – for just $85 per person (or $75 earlybird).


xpanding on their seaside staple, the team at Indian Sumner have entered the inner city with Indian Sumner CBD on Manchester Street. Over on Victoria Street, The Beam Gallery is an exclusive function venue showcasing a cornucopia of Jim Beam collectibles, curios and rarities. Putting some swing back into the city, O.G.B Bar & Café is rocking some speakeasy cool Square-side in the Old Government Building. The venue formerly known as Dux Live is still keeping toes tapping as Dim 7th, a killer live jazz and whisky bar, and former post-quake party palace The Monday Room has also had a rebirth with a new, seasonallydriven food focus. The flavours of South America have arrived at Boteco Café & Bar on Kilmore Street and all-you-can-eat BBQ Brazil Churrasco on Papanui Road. Up the road, The Flying Burrito Brothers is now hip cocktail bar and restaurant Cooks & Cocktails, while multi-tasking triple threat Lone Wolf combines a cutting-edge salon with fashion and coffee. Bishop Brothers Public House is bringing primo gastro pub fare to Bishopdale, while Magnitude Café & Roastery (Tuam Street), Table at Monks (Armagh Street) and Rice and Paper (St Asaph Street) were gearing up to open as we went to print. It was last drinks for CBD, Porthole Bar, and Nucleus, while sonic gallery Auricle has moved out of New Regent Street and is seeking funding and new digs – God speed!

Flicks Deluxe A night at the movies just got a whole lot classier with the opening of the new Alice Deluxe Cinemas at The Tannery from the brains trust behind Alice Cinematheque.

ALL THAT JAZZ Smooth, sophisticated and with that air of jazz-cool, the new Dim 7th is a moody rebirth of the old Dux Live on Addington Road. With frequent live jazz downstairs and a brand-new specialty whisky bar installed upstairs on the mezzanine, it’s perfect for listening to some tunes, hitting up the sharable goodies on the Asian-inspired menu and appreciating an exotic whisky, or specialty whisky cocktail.

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Smash hit entertainment sensations the Blue Man Group touch down in June – their raucous, high-energy performances will get through 30 litres of paint and 55 mashed up bananas in each 90 minute show, so you just know things are going to get entertainingly messy up in the Isaac Theatre Royal!

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Nelson siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott are kept pretty busy these days tearing up the international music scene as Broods, but they’ve found the time (in between touring the West Coast of the US with Ellie Goulding and heading back in August to visit New York, Washington and Boston) to hit Horncastle Arena on 14 July.

TOP PICK Riffing on the 50s retro rustic cool of Bishopdale’s famous orchards and the three brothers (James, Robert and William) the suburb is named after, Bishop Brothers Public House takes its cues from the Bishop boys’ fruitful legacy, with the former Little Italy/Farrington Tavern site transformed into a modern gastro-tavern. Award-winning local chef Kathryn Ahu elevates gastro-pub fare to the next level at the new venue, with a menu that includes not only pub-grub faves but also plenty of Bishop Brothers’ spins on classic dishes.

Asiatique Fantastique New-look The Asiatique, formerly Fusion @ The Asiatique, have switched up their menu and décor, narrowing their once diverse offering to focus on tricked-up Malay and Thai (with a nod to Vietnam via their fresh rolls). You’ll note the retro French-Asian aesthetic, but the first thing that really hits you when you walk in is the mouthwatering, complex aroma of made-from-scratch Thai and Peranakan Malaysian Nyonya street food. Hanging heavy in the air and rich with the promise of deliciousness to come, it’s an intoxicating blend of fresh lemon grass, chilli, limes, coriander, garlic and ginger, and one that’s bound to have you reaching for the menu stat.

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Changing Rooms

The Iconic:

The Cathedral


hether you’re pro-restoration or keen to see something new up in its place, it’s hard to go past the currently de-consecrated church when handing out awards for the city’s most prominent landmark, well known building, and most enduring symbol. Knocked up over forty years (40!) between 1864 and 1904, it was the initial brainchild of the earnest colonial gentlemen of the Canterbury Association, and designed by the prolific British architect George Gilbert Scott (who never actually set foot in the city). Local legend Benjamin Mountfort also did some tinkering when he began supervising the project in 1873. Earthquakes are nothing new for the building – they took multiple damaging swings at it in 1881, 1888, 1901, 1922 and of course, September 2010, and although the building lost the top of its steeple a couple of times, it soldiered on as a symbol of the city’s English/ Anglican heritage, postcard darling and place of worship, all the while drawing countless thousands of visitors as a crown jewel in the city’s collection of Gothic revival architecture. Here’s hoping the city can soon find a collective solution to the building’s current state and treats this most Christchurch-y (it’s even in the name!) of symbols with the dignity it deserves.

FRAME WORK With all the quality and style you would expect from Italian design, Bellini Fine Moulding’s collection of unique hand-finished, Italian-made, picture, photo and mirror frame mouldings are now available at Eco Frame and Mirror. The aesthetics of the beautiful Bellini collection and its range of designs offer an immediate and compelling appeal to the most discerning customers – each Bellini design is individually sculpted using centuries-old techniques of craftsmanship, delivering a product of the utmost quality and beauty, and adding the perfect touch of luxury.

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You’d think the changing room at the pool or gym and its prospect of nakedness in front of strangers would automatically demand certain standards of civilised behaviour. But no; too many public changing room occupants tend to act like they’re all alone in their own bathroom, or worse, a hotel bathroom. Let’s be keeping your business your business; don’t be waving your junk or trunk up in anyone’s grill. Don’t be brazenly strollin’ and or lollin’ about all nekkid either – you’re not Ryan Gosling/Elizabeth Berkley and you’re not on the set of Crazy, Stupid, Love/Showgirls (edit as applicable). Now, this is a biggy: do not bend over while your downstairs operation is in commando mode. Either wait until you’re suitably attired or, if you really have to pick it up immediately (i.e. to retrieve heart pills during an actual heart attack), bend at the knees – these are fruitbowl free zones, people. Do not even think about touching your phone! Pretend you’re back in the carefree 80s and they don’t even exist yet. You’ll also wanna keep grooming to a minimum – nothing should be getting clipped, trimmed, peeled, plucked, picked or squeezed! Aim for a stealth inand-out operation. And above all else (do we need to say it?): Do. Not. Pee. In. The. Shower.


Cityscape catches up with our first bar tsar in this new feature where we tap into the genius of the city’s best barkeeps. First cab off the rank is Jimmy Summerfield, Stealth Hospitality’s new Group Bar Operations Manager.


aving recently moved on from his Flying Burrito Brothers partnership, and with a pedigree that spans Christchurch greats Sticky Fingers, XO Lounge, Barfly Cocktail Lounge, opening a T.G.I. Friday’s in London and a Hard Rock Café in Sydney and having 4 national bar flair titles under his belt, it’s no wonder the Stealth team snapped Jimmy up to help helm their burgeoning empire. What’s your signature cocktail? Pineapple Bellini with Elderflower Foam – this new addition to Chinwag is the forgotten champagne cocktail. It’s visually stunning and you get three hits in the mouth: fresh pineapple, smooth champagne and the creamy elderflower foam. Christchurch’s hidden gem? I’m addicted to Aorangi Bakery’s sandwiches! They’re really simple, good old-fashioned sandwiches from a good old-fashioned bakery packed-full of flavour and at a reasonable price. Fave casual eats? Burgers and Beers – exceptional burgers made by a very good chef using great local produce. My kids love the chips and gravy! What can we expect from the upcoming Stealth ventures? To feel so comfortable that you’ll feel like you’re in your own home.


Go Big or Go Home

The CSO are set to go titanic in collaboration with the Melbourne Youth Orchestra in their programme this year, following up 2014’s popular performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 "The Resurrection" with the young Aussies with more Mahler on July 8. The two orchestras will present Mahler’s Symphony No.1 "The Titan" – a hymn to humanity and the world around us. CSO principal clarinet Ellen Deverall will also lead a trans-Tasman trio of clarinets through Eve de Castro Robinson’s Triple Clarinet Concerto, and with Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to Candide kicking off the programme, it’s looking like an appropriately big night.

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The bright lights of Hollywood have shone on Ferrymead Heritage Park, where its Edwardian township set the scene for gold rush-era western The Stolen. The $4 millionbudget period film from Christchurch-born producer Emily Corcoran features the international star power of Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness), Jack Davenport (the Pirates of the Caribbean series) and Kiwi crooner Stan Walker, and is expected to hit cinemas in 2017.

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Rise of the Empire With entry via off-the-hook samurai sword door handles, you just know that what’s behind Empire’s doors is going to be on the razor’s edge of cool. Completing their trifecta of St Asaph Street hotspots, the team behind Baretta and The Cuban offer up a classic, regal taste of Japanese precision pimped with Geisha elegance. Dark and cavernous, the room makes a nod to Japanese refinement through well-appointed artefacts, while a series of intimate booths flank the wall, jewelled with an inferno of glistening red tiles. The

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expansive bar rocks Shogun chic with an industrial edge – Japanese stalwart Asahi joins a specially-brewed Empire IPA alongside a premium selection of Japanese whiskies, sakes and killer house cocktails. A Yakitori grill brings the theatrics of the kitchen into the dining room, while upstairs is the serious swank of the VIP/function room, bathed in blue contour lighting and rocking minimalist chic and its own slick bar. Exclusive, brilliantly polished and bristling with edgy torque, it’s sugoi; buchi sugoi!

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DON’T GIVE UP YOUR DAY JOB The sausage is flying across my palm in a continuous jet of encased meat, hitting the bench and boiling in an ever-growing serpentine coil. I ease my thigh off the hydraulic sausage filler’s control pedal as I come to the end of the ‘natural pork casing’; the meat jet slows and the 3-metre long sausage slackens. It’s my first Sausage Day at Cashmere Cuisine, and I’m going to have to pick up the pace if we’re going to get through the 3,450 sausages owner Kurt and sausage maestro Fergus will turn out today (along with making salami and smoking numerous small goods on the side). Destined to join their endless blue-ribbon procession of award-winning snags, their Pork and Apple Cider sausage combines visually lean (or VL to those in the industry) minced South Canterbury free-farm pork, diced apple, two bottles of cider, New York pepper, a rice-based binder and a selection of trade secret seasonings and ingredients. With all the ingredients mixed and re-minced, I’m tasked with magicing the first of 15 20-kilogram buckets of CC’s killer sausage mix into 230 sausages. While washing and filling the casing is relatively easy (once you get used to it), picking up the crochet-like linking process is proving a little trickier. I battle burst bangers and some scrawny earlier efforts, but eventually, they’re not looking too shabby strung up. But with 3,427 sausages still left to go, there’s little time to admire my handiwork!

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WINTER EDIT This season’s essentials.


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1 Nike Cortez sneakers (RRP $150) from Stencil 2 Fandango Pendant Lamp (RRP $2,450) from Interiors by Lume 3 18ct Gold Sapphire and Diamond-set Dragonfly Pendant (RRP $4,990) from Westenra Jewellers 4 Diamond Ring (RRP from $3,500) from Polished Diamonds 5 Koval Single Barrel Rye Whiskey (RRP $116.99) from The Beer Library 6 Côte Noire Gourmandise with Atomiser, French Morning Tea (RRP $52.80) from White Room Interiors 7 LK Bennett Georgia Swarovski crystal heels (RRP $799.90) from Issimo

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8 Shilla Saint Wool Trench Coat (RRP $249) from Raw Nova 9 Cosmo Tote in Cowhide (RRP from $450) from Florian Rhodes

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5 Things to Do This Winter

NZSO: Haydn & Mozart Together at last.  27 July



Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Poppin’ tags with the pros.  30 July


The Christchurch Art Show Paint the town.  24 – 26 June


Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival Well-built flicks.  30 June – 13 July

survival Guide

Road Trips Sure, you might blissfully recall the trip through the golden glow of nostalgia from a rocking chair at Shady Oaks Retirement Village, but relationships could also be trashed quicker than a used Kleenex. Luckily Cityscape is on hand to ensure your time on the road is more Jack Kerouac and less Cormac McCarthy.

sugar high + confined spaces = last nerves worked. When it comes to gas, you don’t wanna run out or let any out, and, if you do – crack the window! Avoid the temptation of ‘shortcuts’; nothing will start an argument faster. (Despite the odd well-publicised hiccup, you’re better off agreeing to worship at the Altar of GPS.) Have some plastic bags handy for rubbish, organisation, and Firstly, a pinch of preventative is worth a kilo of cure. unfortunate emergencies, and unless there’s a very good Head off potential argument starters by deciding on a reason to, don’t obsess over the clock – as your Grandma rotating system for anything that’s likely to cause trouble always said, it’s not a race. Believe us, if you have a piece on the trip before you start – who gets shotgun, who of paper with a schedule written down on it, everyone gets to drive, where you’ll stop etc. Do not Bogart the else in the car hates you – everyone. Kick back, chillax, tunes! It may be tempting to load up on junk food, but keep the banter light and always remember that’s about try to include at least a few healthy snacks for the trip, as the journey, not just the destination!

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Images: NZSO: Jesse Willems; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Amanda Smith.


rnzb: giselle Death becomes her.  23 & 24 August

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#madeinchch Untouched World


irm believers that you don’t need to sacrifice luxury to be good to the planet, Untouched World lives out its name by avoiding making a harmful mark on Earth, as well as removing marks left by others (not to mention saving kiwi and empowering youth!). Working from founder Peri Drysdale’s philosophy “to provide a platform for growth of the human spirit based on a foundation of environmental sustainability and renewal”, they consider sustainability in everything they do – from utilising sustainablygrown fibres, certified-organic dyes and water-based prints through to what to do with the staff’s banana skins after lunch! No surprises then that Untouched World are the only lifestyle fashion company in the world to be officially recognised by the United Nations for sustainability

practices. As well as being good to the planet, they’re also innovators in fashion technology. Their unique Ecopossum blend of Merino, Brushtail possum and silk was the first textile to add a new natural fibre in over 200 years(!) when they developed it in 1992 (and also helps us to get rid of a few more pesky tree-and-bird destroying pests!). Meanwhile, their machine-washable Mountainsilk Merino is almost made like a fine wine – such is the meticulous care that goes into its production – their organic, 100% bamboo fabric is possibly the most environmentally sustainable fabric there is, and the cotton they use is certified organic. Tag in fashionforward collections and cuttingedge styling and of course President Obama, Prince Harry, and Joanna Lumley are going to be fans!

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Founding Member of the Partner Networks of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).


Voted Best Sustainable Brand in Sublime Magazine Awards, UK.


CEO is named one of 100 best thinkers in New Zealand.


European iF Design Award.


UNESCO gives permission to carry the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN DESD) logo on labelling.


Most Ethical Company Award Deloittes Top 200 companies.

Strawberry Fare Baking School


AT HOME Gourmet With the resurgence of making things yourself and the added pressure reality television cooking shows are piling onto even the most basic concept of hosting a dinner party, there’s never been a better time to take charge in the kitchen and upskill your at-home gourmet game. Read on for the lowdown on where and how to learn to make your own cheese, pasta and preserves, and through to doling out delicious desserts, the satisfaction of baking your own bread, curing your own meats, and pulling off an epic, multi-course dinner party for the ages – who says you can’t take the heat? 17 Winter 16

The Akaroa Cooking School

Otahuna Lodge


Strawberry Fare Baking School

s luck would have it, rather than taking the ‘a magician never reveals his tricks’ approach, many of our city’s top chefs are only too happy to let the rest of us in on their killer kitchen secrets, with a number of Christchurch’s best eateries running associated cooking classes. With a reputation for creating some the city’s finest desserts alongside fierce Euro-style offerings, Strawberry Fare’s legendary 2- and 4-hour Baking School classes-cum-lunches range from the decadent introductory Desserts 101 to Bread Baking (five breads in four hours), the Winter Tasting Plate and, of course, the happy ending for which they’re locally famous, the sin-sational Death By Chocolate. Go for the 2-hour classes on weeknights, or get properly down-to-business with their 4-hour sessions on a Saturday (with lunch included), and not only will you be newly-armed with ninja-level baking skills, but you also get to eat your own delicious creation at the end of the class! (How come learning at regular school was never so brilliantly incentivised?).

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The Akaroa Cooking School

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Universe, where a variety of chocolate-making classes ranging from Beginners (chocolate appreciation) through to Advanced (chocolate immersion!) will infectiously impart their own passion for the stuff on to you, and have you whipping up your own delicious confections in no time. Fans of Asian cuisine need look no further than Jackie Hendrick’s line-up of exotic workshops at her renowned restaurant/cooking school The Asiatique in Sydenham, where her decades of experience as a culinary goddess go into creating The Asiatique’s sensational range of authentic, fresh Asian street food. With equal measures of quality, fresh ingredients, passion, and culinary magic, Jackie will have you turning out delicious dumplings, mastering miso paste and slaying satay, pad Thai, bao, fresh rice paper rolls and then some. You can even take your lessons abroad and join Jackie on a 21-day culinary odyssey to Thailand and Laos in August, where cooking classes, street food, food trends and South East Asian culture are set to collide. Head out to the Victorian opulence of Tai Tapu’s Otahuna Lodge – where legendary executive chef of 13 years Jimmy McIntyre’s showcase of seasonal cooking at its finest follows the Lodge’s own ‘potager to plate’ ethos – to tap into the five-star philosophies and the cuisine genius that has been justifiably lauded by the likes of Bon Appetit, Conde Nast Traveller, and The Financial Times. Classes in winter are ‘Staples of Mexican Cooking’ (16 & 18 June) and ‘Jimmy’s Greatest Hits’ (28 & 30 August). While regular Cook School classes at Redwood’s oft-lauded Chillingworth Road are on ice until October, the crew are offering private classes of 8 or more in the art of hands-on baking bread, creating canapés, making excellent (read: easy) meals at home and wowing with high tea creations, among others.

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Likely to become an inner city institution, Kakano Café and Cookery School ( nz) will focus on traditional kai and family cooking, with an emphasis on fresh and foraged local organic and nutrient dense food, while the Asian Garden Cooking School ( nz), due to open in Harewood as we went Also sharing their wicked, to print, is a purpose-built facility cacao-infused magic are the and deli featuring its own onsite master chocolatiers residing market garden. at Governors Bay institution She

Strawberry Fare Baking School

The Akaroa Cooking School

A number of specialist cooking schools in and around Christchurch have established an outstanding reputation not just nationally but internationally as well. Hat-tipped by Lonely Planet as one of the 10 best places to learn to cook local cuisine in the world, The Akaroa Cooking School offers a huge range of class options including, appropriately enough, French food, Mediterranean, Indian, Thai, Spanish tapas, and special event and skills options like Gourmet In A Day, canapé inspirations, and Christmas Banquet, each of which pops up regularly on their schedule. Also singled out for praise by Lonely Planet (what can we say, they clearly love Banks Peninsula cooking classes!), Lyttelton’s Ground Culinary Centre also showcases different dishes from around the world in its cooking classes, focusing on a theme or region each regularly-scheduled night, including 'Winter Spice' (31 July) and 'Regional Italian' (25 September). Keeping things on the Peninsula, family-run Preserved in Diamond Harbour are passionate about reviving and promoting heritage arts of cookery. Their rolling workshop schedule includes the chance to make your own sausages and bacon, their ‘Three Things Italian’ workshop of making focaccia, ricotta and fresh pasta, and even ‘Pig in a Day’, which tackles processing a free range pig into sausages, prosciutto-style hams, brine-cured hams, wet- and dry-cured bacon, chorizo, salami and more. Just outside of Rangiora, acclaimed chef and New Zealand venison ambassador Gordon Brown runs his small-group cook school The Cookhouse on his 25 acre deer farm. Groups of 10 can book their own day to take advantage of Graham’s 40 years of experience as a professional chef, enjoying a day that starts with visiting local growers and vineyards for ingredients and ends with cooking and enjoying a full menu, which can be tailored to group requests. Another chef working from home is My Home Chef’s Rita Yosef, master of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and European cuisines, whose regular schedule of fun, casual (BYO!) and interesting lessons span Italian Delight, Moroccan Tasty Discovery, and Mexican Tequila Fiesta in June, Asian Fusion and Moroccan Marrakesh Adventure in July, and Middle Eastern Journey, Flavours of Spain, and Healthy Cooking for Life in August. For a real back-to-school-experience, join the line-up of talented chefs and cooks at Papanui High School’s Adult & Community Education programme, where you can tackle creating the ultimate dinner party for 6 with a little help from Baretta and The Cuban’s head chef Mark McCracken, as well as bread and cheese making, Spanish tapas, Thai cooking and cake design. Those interested in something a little more exotic should check out Risingholme Community Centre, which offers a range of short and longer-term cooking classes both to punch up your general game and allow those interested in specialty areas to explore specific techniques from basic cooking skills through to Argentinian, Egyptian and Kashmiri Wazwan, preserves, sushi, and raw and vegan.

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The Asiatique

Back to School

Resources Strawberry Fare She Universe The Asiatique Otahuna Lodge Chillingworth Road The Akaroa Cooking School Ground Culinary Centre Preserved The Cookhouse My Home Chef Papanui High School Risingholme Community Centre

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Monday Monday

You might, like The Boomtown Rats, not be too fond of Mondays, but (trust us) you’re gonna love the all-new, revamped The Monday Room. The former post-quake party palace which endeared itself to the city after seeing Christchurch through some dark times has undergone a remarkable transformation. Fittingly, and reflecting the city’s own spirits, the mood has been lifted with a brighter, earthier makeover in line with its new, seasonally-driven food focus. Thankfully, the slick cocktail aesthetic remains: pressed ceiling, exposed brick and encyclopaedia-lined bar (hey, if it ain’t broke!). It’s all anchored by a stunning menu from local chef Shawn McGowan, on which everything from breads and sauces to pickles and preserves are made in-house. Monday never looked so good.

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| Feast




he butter-poached free-range egg sits atop the thick, lightly-caramelised slices of dry-aged sirloin, its startlingly orange yolk glistening like a rare jewel. Yielding under the knife before breaking, its molten gold contents spill over the steak and cascade down the deep crevices of tender, rare beef in a display of next-level gastro porn. It’s a sight likely to elicit a signature gasp and saucy superlative from domestic goddess/ temptress Nigella Lawson, but it has me hurriedly reaching for the chunky, hand-cut golden fries to mop up the sprawling goodness. Ensconced in the swank of the Heritage Christchurch Hotel’s Old Government Building, the culinary maestros at Continental have

breathed new life into Maddison’s Restaurant. Sustainable, locallysourced and in-season fare is the order of the day, in alignment with the hotel chain’s Good Food Project. The décor is slick, there’s white linen under the designer crockery, and a fresh oyster bar at night. A mezzanine floor, accessed via the kitchen, adds not only a peek into the gastronomic alchemy taking place in the culinary nerve centre, but also a private and intimate space presiding over the restaurant. But back to the steak! Organic Cheviot Beef, it was delivered as a whole carcass, broken down and dry-aged on site. It sounds like a lot of work, but it’s all part of the premier caterer’s flagship dining experience and a sign of the

dedication of head chef Scott Gibbs who, along with his team, makes pretty much everything in house. It goes without saying that the steak is boss, ticking all the boxes (it even adds a few new boxes to the mix and ticks those too) and, as the rich, tender beef melts in my mouth I eye up my companions’ lunches: braised lamb pappardelle, the Simo-inspired flatbread with spiced lamb, hummus and feta and the epic, two-handed behemoth that is a Maddison’s burger, all succulent meat patty and piquant housepreserved pickles, and make a mental note to take advantage of its killer location for pre and post show drinks and eats the next time we’re at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

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Recipes FEAST |

In the Kitchen With Andrew Brown

CHICKEN, CHORIZO & PRAWN PAELLA (SERVES 4 – 6) Shopping List 2 cloves of garlic (peeled and finely diced) 1 onion (peeled and finely diced) 70g Spanish-style chorizo (sliced) 100g pancetta (thinly sliced) 2 skinless, boneless free-range chicken thighs (cubed) 100g prawns 100ml olive oil 1 tspn sweet smoked paprika Pinch of saffron 1 red capsicum (deseeded and roughly chopped) 6 green beans (sliced) 6 cherry tomatoes (halved) 1/2 broccoli head (cut into 1cm pieces) 150ml tomato purée 1.1L chicken stock (hot) 300g paella rice Fresh flat-leaf parsley (roughly chopped) 1 lemon

Making It Happen In a separate saucepan heat the chicken stock. Pour oil into a paella pan on a medium heat, add the garlic, onion, chorizo, chicken, prawns and paprika, and fry for around 5 minutes, stirring regularly. As the chorizo, chicken and prawns reach the point of just being cooked through, remove and place on a tray or plate until the final stages of finishing the dish. Stir through the tomato purée, saffron, diced capsicums and 300ml of the stock in the paella pan, then add the rice and stir for a couple of minutes so it starts to absorb the flavour. Pour in another 300ml of stock and bring to a simmer, then turn the heat to low and stirring from the outside in, and from the inside out, add stock to top up if needed. Continue to cook for around 20 – 30 minutes or until the rice is just cooked through, topping up with stock as required. In the final stages of cooking the paella rice add the beans, broccoli and cherry tomatoes. After 2 – 3 minutes return the chorizo, chicken and prawns to reheat through in the mix. Season to taste and scatter parsley over the top. Serve with lemon wedges.

HOT JAM! Lynda Hallinan’s Foggydale Farm Jam Sessions – Homegrown & Homemade Seasonal Preserves (RRP $55) from Scorpio Books is filled with harvest recipes for homegrown, homemade preserves.

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HIGH FIVE Legendary local bar tsar Jimmy Summerfield, Stealth Hospitality’s new Group Bar Operations Manager, gives us another reason to party with a swift Back Hander. Fixin’s 45mls spiced rum, infused with vanilla, cinnamon, orange, chilli and grapefruit 4 limes Bitters Ginger beer Fresh mint Method Quarter limes and add to a highball glass with a dash of bitters and muddle. Fill glass with crushed ice, add spiced rum and top with ginger beer. Garnish with mint and get ready for the sting.



he prohibition is over with the opening of the slinky, speakeasy cool of O.G.B Bar & Café, resplendently housed in the grand, sandstone glory of the iconic, heritage-listed Old Government Building (see what they did there?) that’s perched on the corner of Cathedral Square. Welcoming you with the mint, Bugsy Malone-style Austin out front, O.G.B is perfectly-placed and tricked out for a sophisticated snifter, late night bite, brekkie (from 6.30am) or sashaying up to the Square’s only window bar, where retro-hip bar staff rocking suspenders and bowlers dispense classic cocktails, craft beers, Kiwi wines (alongside a few Aussie imports), French bubbles, and an intriguing selection of ‘interesting reds’ ideal for exploring over the colder months. Resplendent in retro-cool with swag for days, the dark wood interior beyond the funky green velvet curtains is punctuated by polished brass wind instruments, an anachronistic array of pristine prohibition-era memorabilia, and a set of ol’ skool mics begging for some Nina Simone-esque Mississippi swamp action. Pull up a pew and hang your jacket on the handy hook at your table, or slip into the slick booth seating in this classy newcomer and pore over a menu that features enticing elixirs and eats. Whether you’re tapping your toes to the live music, watching the evening unfold in the city or simply reliving days gone by – you’ll wanna settle in for a night of ol’ skool magic.


Rochefort 10

local session IPA

oyster stout

The top brew from Rochefort Trappist brewery, Rochefort 10 (RRP $12.49 from The Beer Library) is one bodacious Belgian at 11.3% alc/vol.

Three Boys’ first low-alc release still packs the flavour punch we’ve come to expect from the local craft beer legends (RRP from $6).

Brewed with Bluff oysters! One of the best things about winter is knowing you can crack into Three Boys’ 6.4 % alc/vol. Oyster Stout (RRP from $8).

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FEAST | WINE LIST Waipara Hills Equinox Pinot Noir 2014 This award-winning 5-star bad boy intoxicates with its floral bouquet of sun-warmed berries and an edgier, earthy chocolate before seducing your palate with a symphony of sweet berries, tannin tingles and a smooth, spicy finish. Be sure to grab a couple of bottles for the cellar too! RRP $34.90



n a super funky hybrid of exclusive function space and killer shrine to all that’s holy in the world of Jim Beam, new Victoria Street addition The Beam Gallery is the country’s undisputed mothership for bourbon aficionados. Showcasing Christchurch bourbon kingpin Frank van Schaijik’s epic, more-than-fourdecade-spanning (and world-leading!) collection of Jim Beam decanters, memorabilia and collectibles, this is one jaw-droppin’ space to rock your next soirée, launch or corporate event. Passing through its unassuming entrance via near-life-size statues of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe, visitors are greeted by glittering floor-to-ceiling glass cabinets running the length of the space along either wall. These proudly display more than 1,800 pieces of Jim Beam paraphernalia – from sports cars, sporting heroes, wild animal and iconic effigy decanters through to super-exclusive limited edition bottles, World Fair one-offs and three each of the ridiculously-rare silver cowboy and cowgirl decanters (there are only four of each in the world!). A collection of Jim Beam-branded guitars adds swag to the broody, boozy decadence alongside retro advertising and signage, while Frank’s Dutch lineage is represented via a celebration of all things Heineken in the back left corner. Bar leaners/display cases running down the centre of the room house similarly rare trinkets, while a bar area allows for exclusive tastings, and catering is also available. For more information or to book the space, see The Beam Gallery’s advertisement on page 28.

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Pegasus Bay Merlot Cabernet 2012 A wine created in the timehonoured traditional methods of Bordeaux’s decadent claret – expect to be dazzled by a glistening, jewellike hue, heady aromas of rich bramble fruit on the nose and the king hit of luscious ripe dark fruits seamlessly transitioning to hints of vanilla and spiced chocolate mocha, with a superb dry finish. RRP $31 Allan Scott Family Winemakers Marlborough Riesling 2014 Having smashed two golds in the Air New Zealand Wine Awards, this golden-hued Riesling teases with floral and citrus aromas on the nose, followed by zesty tropical fruit flavours, all hit home with a delightful, dry finish which will have you reaching for another glass (or two). RRP $18

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Dux Dine’s Pea & Halloumi Fritters Creamy crème fraiche chills things out Fiery rocket packs a peppery punch Zesty lemon lends an acid profile


Kick that hangover to the curb with Lot 55’s game changer The Cure – cured bacon, potato hash, chipolata, cherry tomatoes, poached eggs and mustard hollandaise.

Rustic gazpacho sauce brings a freshness hit

Perfectly-grilled halloumi adds a savoury saltiness

Cosy Nook

Wow your dinner guests with tortellini and ravioli from Italy’s oldest producer, Bertagni Fresh Pasta (RRP from $7.90) from the Mediterranean Food Company.


Crack through the caramel shell of Garden Court Brasserie’s heaven-sent crème brûlée and be rewarded by silky, creamy rosemary and lemon-infused custard.


Readily taking its place in busy, bohemian New Regent Street, effortless multi-tasker The Nook is a humming little two-storey café serving breakfast, brunch and lunch with a Thai twist by day, ramping up into a fierce Thai fusion restaurant rocking killer Thai classics and tempting Asian fusion creations by night. Grab a coffee and tap their home-baked goodies, tackle a chicken larb burger for lunch or their signature, fiery roast duck red curry at night – it’s all good!


Handmade in small batches right here in Christchurch, Soda Press Co killer syrups (RRP $16.50 each, or $30 for a two pack) rock all-natural and 80% organic ingredients. Splash into soda, water or cocktails for some next level rapture, and check out what happens when the sun hits your next G&T – hello fluro!

GOT WOOD? Scotland’s fave triple distilled tipple Auchentoshan Three Wood (RRP $109.99) is a fierce, crowd-pleasing single malt that owns the moniker ‘Christmas Cake’ for its rich brown sugar, orange plum, and raisin aromas – perfect for fireside swillin’ on a blustery night. 26 Winter 16

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The Beam Gallery

murder mystery dinner theatre

74 Victoria Street, Central City 021 0288 1713 Open: By appointment

03 359 9556

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

At the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre you enjoy a three course dinner, attempt to solve a murder, and ride the world’s longest haunted tram! Their Facebook page offers hundreds of positive reviews from those who have joined them for work functions, birthdays, and hen’s nights.



Give your next function the edge at The Beam Gallery.

Their show is a comedy-based murder mystery where you supply the audience, preferably in 1960s attire and ready to experience the most interactive comedy show in the history of homicide!

Vintage Tea Party


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

90 Ilam Road, Ilam 027 809 9972

catering/vintage tableware hire


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


An institution on campus, the UCSA Event Centre is a highly flexible and versatile space. With 700 square metres of space, the ability to cater for up to 1000 guests, a large car park and affordable price packages, this truly is one of Christchurch’s best kept event secrets. The dedicated team of event coordinators, designers, AV technicians and catering staff have hosted some of the city’s best functions – make yours the next. Email for more information and available dates. Winter 16

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The Beer Library

Scoff & Quaff

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

022 0911 776

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

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

They also hold tastings, pairings, talks, and beer schools.

Grab a ticket or a gift voucher today!

gourmet food store


Attack The Blocks

In one of the most delicious co-labs ever, the legends at Whittaker’s have joined some of NZ’s top artisans to create their new, super-luxe Artisan Collection. The latest four (there are now 10!) are Black Doris Plum & Almond Chocolate, West Coast Buttermilk Caramelised White Chocolate, Wellington Roasted Supreme Coffee Chocolate, and Ginger & Mandarin Chocolate – cue Nigella moment!

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| Feast The A-List Main Divide Meats gourmet meat supplier

03 348 2573 or 021 079 3479

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

Cashmere Cuisine

taste @ twenty

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

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

gourmet meats

Gourmet Food Store/Catering

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

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.

Strong believers in preserving the fine art of butchery!

A unique neighbourhood store by the Cashmere Hills.

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Divine Cakes & DesSerts gourmet foods

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

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

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White Heart Specialty Nut Butters

THE Nutmylk Co. LTD

Gourmet food

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

raw organic almond mylk

The Nutmylk Co. handpress raw organic nutmylks locally. Their nutritious almond, hazelnut and cashew mylks are free of dairy, soy, gluten, refined sugar, preservatives and any other additives, leaving them higher in vitamins and minerals and better for you. By using only the best organic ingredients they can source, the Nutmylk Co. ensure you get the most authentic and creamy nutmylks available.

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook!

Their Barista blend is now in selected cafés. Check their website for an up-to-date list of cafés and retail stockists.

Mediterranean food company & cafÉ

Totally Gluten Free Bakery

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

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

gourmet food/cafÉ

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



All products at the Totally Gluten Free Bakery are handmade with love, with bread baked fresh daily. They also have dairy-free options and a small range of egg-free goodies available, and can cater for your occasional cake needs – birthdays, wedding cakes, anniversaries, etc. A friendly and helpful bunch that love to see you leave their bakery smiling! Winter 16

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

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

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| Feast Food & Drink Arjee bhajee

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

A Christchurch favourite since opening in 2001, Arjee Bhajee serves up delicious Euro-Indian cuisine creations that are free of food colours and preservatives. Indian with attitude, Arjee Bhajee brings a fresh outlook on and approach to traditional Indian cuisine which gives it an exciting point of difference. Arjee Bhajee’s focus on healthy, natural food has proved popular with Christchurch diners, as well as travellers, who have awarded the restaurant the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for four consecutive years since 2012. Arjee Bhajee recently launched their Food Wagon, catering to clients in major events in and around the city such as the A&P Show, Cricket World Cup 2015, major concerts such as the Foo Fighters and festivals like the Kiwi Beer Fest. The Food Wagon is available for private functions as well. With tempting specialities like venison and Portobello mushroom, Nepali variations, North Indian cuisines, vegan and Stripped (dairy-free) options and the best bhajees around, Arjee Bhajee delivers Indian with a difference that’s sure to satisfy. Get your curry fix today! Gluten- and dairy-free food available. Dine in and takeaway.

Alvarado’s Mexican Cantina

Aroy thai restaurant

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

61 Victoria Street, Central City 03 365 2400 Open: 7 days Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm, Dinner 5pm – 10pm


mexican/cosy pub

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


Aroy Thai Restaurant is located just across the road from the Christchurch Casino. They’re proud to deliver you the taste of true Thai food, combined with their own unique recipes. Reserve your seats with them for a fantastic Thai dining experience – big group or small, you’ll always be welcome. Aroy can seat up to 90 people, so book your next big night on 03 365 2400. Takeaway and delivery also available! Thai cuisine that will leave you speechless! Winter 16

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The Asiatique malaysian/thai

50 Wordsworth Street, Sydenham 03 365 0163 www.asiatique. Open: Wed – Sat 11:30pm – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – late

The Asiatique offers authentic tastes of Asia, with their own outstanding takes on classic street food dishes from Malaysia and Thailand. Eat in or takeaway to enjoy at home. Catering, functions and cooking workshops also available!


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

Baretta is a little piece of Italy in Christchurch. From the moment you walk through the door, you will feel like you have stepped back to another time and place. Enjoy a delectable dish from the Italian-inspired menu, try a specialty cocktail, or simply sit back and enjoy a wine from their fabulous selection – all while listening to acoustic duos, and then later in the night, some of the city’s best DJs. Christchurch Hospitality Awards 2015 winners: People’s Choice Best Bar and Best Wine List.

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| Feast Food & Drink bbq BRazil Churrasco south american

505A Papanui Road, Papanui 03 354 8541 Open: see website for hours

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

belgian beer cafÉ torenhof new zealand/belgian

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

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


Bloody Mary’s

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

A popular New York style steakhouse known for premium, local produce, seasonal menus and delicious cuisine. Hit the whisky lounge for a night cap or the terrace for a cocktail. Enjoy the flagship Prime Rib carved at your table Wed & Sat. Winter 16

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The Brickworks

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

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

Café 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: Mon/Tue from 4pm, Wed – Sun 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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1 Papanui Road, Merivale 03 355 9543 Open: 7 days from 11am

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

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

With lush leather booths and vibrant bar leaners, Casa Publica is designed for a relaxed, classy atmosphere of pure sophistication. Their menu consists of a variety of South America’s finest cuisine, put together using an elegant approach to detail and flavours, and it’s joined by the country’s largest rum selection (over 160!), a fine cocktail list, their own house ale and rum, and the best New Zealand and South American wines in the perfect combination.

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

DJs spin 80s hits every Friday and Saturday after 10pm!

Chong’s Restaurant

civil & Naval

Shop 17, Cathedral Junction, 111 Worcester Street, Central City 03 377 3572 Open: 7 days 5pm – late, Tue – Sun 11am – 2pm

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

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

Opened in 2013, Civil & Naval is a European-style tapas bar squeezed into a historic tailor’s – their namesake.

steakhouse/live music

swishy bar


swishy bar/european

Chinese BBQ, seafood, and more.


Relax with a drink and cosy up to one of their two log fires – indoor or outdoor – burning all winter! Winter 16

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Cocopelli Gourmet Pizza Bar

The Coffee Club Hagley Park

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

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



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

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

CafÉ prague

the Cornershop Bistro


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

The fully licensed Café Prague is now open for dinners. Enjoy their great Czech cuisine or just relax over an excellent coffee. New menu available. Big screen for live sports or your function!

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!

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

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

fine fare kitchen takeaway/catering

99 Victoria Street, 03 420 2211 Open: Mon – Sat 11am – 8pm

FFK offers gourmet ‘bistro style’ takeaway lunches and dinners, specialising in slow cooked meats infused with kiwi flavour. Served hot, ready to go. Menu changes often. Delivery available! Gourmet food you’d cook for yourself if only you had time!

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Cookai Japanese riccarton & COOKAI GOLD Papanui

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

Cookai now have two locations in Riccarton and Papanui, each providing the city with delicious, authentic Japanese cuisine made from seasonal local and Japanese ingredients. Book online at their website:


77 Main North Road, Papanui 03 352 4242 Open: 7 days, 10am – 11pm

A new relaxed family-friendly suburban hangout with a comprehensive menu available day and night, all served to you in a fast-paced and energetic atmosphere. Tuck into a delicious meal with something from their menu of classicsdone-right such as pork belly, steaks, salmon, or fish and chips, or come in with friends, take a seat at the bar and make an evening of it with their lush cocktails. Cooks and Cocktails is a child-friendly environment and can also cater for couples, groups and special occasions. Winter 16

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The craic irish bar

crisp cafÉ & bar

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

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

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.

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

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

Perfect for any occasion – there’s something for everyone!


The Den Bar

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

The Chateau on the Park, 189 Deans Avenue, Riccarton 03 348 8999 Open: 7 days from 4pm

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swishy bar

Live music/Swishy Bar

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

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

See you at The Cuban!

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swishy bar/live music 363 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 379 5779 Open: 7 days, 12pm – late

Dim 7th Jazz and Whisky Bar is a new bar in Addington. “Dim 7th” is short for a “Diminished 7th” chord, widely used by jazz players, and Dim 7th has live jazz on most nights in their ground floor jazz bar. On the mezzanine overlooking the stage is a dedicated whisky bar, with whiskies from around the world and featuring Japanese whisky and whisky cocktails. Dim 7th also offer local and imported craft beers on tap as well as bottled craft beer (some imported from Japan). Extensive local and imported wines are also on offer. Food offerings are Japanese and Asian-inspired modern tapas. Discover Dim 7th’s underground, modern ambience for yourself!

DUO Dining Room & Bar

Emperor’s New Clothes

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

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

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

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


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


ENC is a must-visit when you’re next up the hill! Winter 16

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Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar


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

47 London Street, Lyttelton 03 328 7517 Open: Wed/Thu 3pm – late, Fri 11:30am – late, Sat 9am – late, Sun 12pm – late

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

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

gas monkey

Gold & Jade restaurant

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

4 – 6 Brake Street, Upper Riccarton 03 943 6688 Open: Mon/Wed – Sun 11am to 2pm, 5:30pm to 9pm

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

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

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


Dine in and takeaways available; make use of their two private function rooms for large or small groups, or book the entire restaurant to seat up to 120! Winter 16

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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!

harvard bar & cafÉ cosy pub/new zealand

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

GT Organic Grocer and CafÉ cafÉ/gourmet food store

478 Cranford Street (Papanui end) 03 352 0184 Open: 7 days, Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm, Sat/Sun 9am – 4pm Public holidays closed

Organic supermarket Organic café

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

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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. Enjoy a little bit of Sunday – every day!

Ilex Café cafÉ

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

ilex Café is nestled in the heart of the Botanic Gardens and provides a picture perfect location all year round. Open 7 days a week 8:30am – 5pm, ilex Café offers a delightful space for a social catch up with friends, a special lunch or a deliciously hot coffee for your stroll through the gardens. Also on offer is the striking ilex function room. Sitting alongside the Avon River, this modern and light room can host up to 120 guests, and offers a truly special setting for your next event.

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| Feast Food & Drink Koi Sushi & Gallery japanese

Shop 6, 114 Marshland Road, Shirley 03 386 2880 Open: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 5:30pm, Sat 10am – 4pm

A self-service sushi bar where you pay per piece of sushi – try a wide selection in one sitting! Hot food menu also available. Check out the images on the wall while you eat!

Kingsford Kitchen cafÉ/new zealand

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

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


They said it … “Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart.” – Erma Bombeck Winter 16

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Luciano Espresso Bar

294 Kilmore Street, Central City 03 366 5808 Open: Mon – Fri 6:30am – 2:30pm, Sat/Sun 7:30am – 2:30pm

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

Little Pom’s café is the latest offering from the Pomeroy’s family. Located on the edge of the city, Little Pom’s has strong focus on fresh and seasonal ingredients. Local artisan suppliers include C4 coffee, Zany Zeus, Le Panier, and Grizzly Bagel. The all day menu is creative and interesting, offering good classics and a wide range of vegetarian options. Discover it today!

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

Delicious food, lovely coffee and brilliant service!

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

Maddison’s restaurant

Merrin Street Brewery Bar

28 Cathedral Square, Central City 03 983 4895 Find them on Facebook Open: 7 days, Breakfast from 6:30am, Lunch from 12pm, Dinner from 6pm – 9:30pm

Avonhead Mall, 210 Withells Road, Avonhead 03 358 8184 Open: Sun – Thu 9:30am – 11pm, Fri – Sat 9:30am – 12am

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

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

Open for coffees and snacks throughout the day.

Your local on the corner!



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MEXICO mexican

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

MEXICO is an immersive dining experience inspired by the street cuisine and culture of its namesake country. A range of authentic and fusion Mexican dishes are served to you in a fast paced and energetic atmosphere, drenched in bright colour and bold imagery. The menu is seasonal, changing every three months to ensure you always receive vibrant flavours and fresh produce. Now serving the 10 famous flavours of Frida’s Margaritas!

Milieu CafÉ cafÉ

112 Wrights Road, Addington 03 962 9629 Open: Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm, Sat/Sun 8:30am – 3:30pm, Dinner Thu – Sat 5:30pm – late

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

Mish Mash & Tap N GRIND

Morrell & Co

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

280 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 423 1440 Find them on Facebook Open: Mon – Wed 3pm – late, Thu – Sun 11:30am – late

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New Zealand/Cosy pub

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


‘Cold beer, hot food, good times ...’ Morrell & Co is a warm, funky place for everyone to enjoy; sharing a glass of wine or pint of beer, having a tasty lunch or dinner, getting down with a boogie or having fun at your private function in the curtained-off cedar box – it’s an excellent function venue, and is available for all types of functions and events. BOOK YOUR FUNCTION NOW – contact Tim at Winter 16

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New York Deli

The Nook

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

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



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

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

The Oaks of Darfield new zealand/ accommodation

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

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

No.4 bar & restaurant new zealand/cosy pub

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

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

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The crew at Orleans have dropped their new winter menu, and we’re all over their classic cassoulet rocking clams, shrimps pork, white beans, chipotle butter and a soft-herb salad!

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O’sheas public house cosy pub

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

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

Passengers + Co. international

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

Fresh, light, and welcoming, Passengers + Co. is located in the Airport Business Park off Russley Road, and is run by owner and executive chef Jamie Bennett, also of Town Tonic. Enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch 5 days a week. They offer several blends of coffee to keep you excited, cold drip, house–made kombucha, paleo and raw options too! Great for team meetings or get-togethers of any sort. Passengers can host your function and offer out-catering – email with enquiries.

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

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

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Pull up to The Pedal Pusher and let the good times roll! Whether you’re after a cheeky afternoon drink, a quick lunch or a classy dinner, they’ve got you covered. With a different special each day, no two days are the same at this funky gastro-pub. They pride themselves on great, friendly service so that each time you visit, it feels like coming home. They even have a loyalty club!

The Persian Kitchen offers a traditional dining experience with a great range of fresh food and flavours for all tastes. The restaurant offers a relaxed and friendly environment, with a cosy Turkish and Persian interior. Dine in, takeaway or book your next function. Mention this Cityscape ad to receive a free wine, beer or soft drink with lunch!

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

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

Pegasus bay winery


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

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

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

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.



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


Voted “Best Specialty Pub Venue” in New Zealand, Beer & Brewer magazine awards, and Best Drinking Establishment, Lonely Planet. Winter 16

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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

Red elephant

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.

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

Enjoy a special evening in the traditional cushion dining area.

Also available for functions – call now with your enquiry.

Sakura Japanese cuisine

Sevantis Restaurant & Café

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

70 Kendal Avenue, Burnside 03 358 8810 Open: Tue – Sun, Brunch/Lunch 10am to 2:30pm, Dinner: 5:30pm – late

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

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

Friendly staff, great food, good times!

Vegetarian and gluten-free food available!


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


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Stolen Bagel

sullivans IRISH PUB

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

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

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

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


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

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



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

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



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.


With winter here, why not visit Terra Viva and sit by the fire with a glass of mulled wine or one of the beautiful soups from their soup kitchen? Make your choice from one of four soups served with lavish garnishes and baked bread. The chefs are back out front every Friday with tasters of their products and food demonstrations, and are always happy to give you tips to help with your own cooking at home! Terra Viva is also available for functions and out-catering – please email Lucy at for details. Winter 16

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Town Tonic

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

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



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

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

THREE COWS CAFÉ, bar & restaurant cafÉ/bar

71 Victoria Street, Central City 03 377 8944 194C Williams Street, Kaiapoi 03 327 5009 Find them on Facebook Open: 7 days, 10:30am till late

This new central city eatery offers great food, coffee, beer and cocktails in the heart of Victoria Street, directly opposite the casino. Its modern industrial sophistication and sunny outdoor area make it the perfect place to grab a bite and have a drink or two. Pop in for breakfast, lunch, or grab something quick from the cabinet selection. A fusionthemed menu suits all palates, and there’s tasty tapas too. Friendly service in a welcoming environment – see you there!



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. Winter 16

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Trenches Restaurant & Bar

Twenty Seven Steps

74 Armagh Street, Central City 03 379 9724 Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am till late, Sat/Sun 8am till late

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

Whether you’re craving home-style cooking, soul-satisfying bar snacks, a chargrilled steak or simply a cold pint of your favourite beer, then Trenches aim to satisfy. The relaxed, family-friendly restaurant with a community feel is a great place for meeting friends, after-work drinks with colleagues or family get-togethers on weekends. Corporate function facilities and the private Poppy Club are available for hire.

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

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

Tuck in to classic breakfast, lunch or dinner favourites or meet with friends and relax over a drink for an hour or two.

trevinos restaurant & Bar

Under the red Verandah

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

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

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

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

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

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yamagen japanese restaurant japanese

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

Amazing Japanese food seven days a week. Opt for fresh sashimi, the distinctive Yamagen Chilli Chicken or their special, spectacular Teppanyaki. Enjoy Yamagen today!

waipara hills winery/cafÉ

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

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


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fashion & wellbeing Swim Fan While swim season might be a few months off in the Southern Hemisphere, this season’s hottest swimwear looks above the equator indicate that the one-piece is definitely back. Take your cues from this gorgeous Huit All I Want swimsuit (RRP $109.99) from The Fitting Room and you won’t put a foot wrong at the beach or poolside this upcoming summer, or, for the lucky ones, on a winter getaway to more tropical climes.

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Going with the Flow


With Hot Flow Vinyasa setting the yoga world on fire, Cityscape caught up with Flow Hot Yoga’s Jess Smith for the lowdown on this scorching trend.

aintaining a regular yoga practice during the winter months helps to warm up the body to avoid stiffness, stagnant energy and lethargy. Winter is the season for going inward and nourishing ourselves, and yoga supports finding balance and our inner wellbeing. Vinyasa is a Sanskrit term often employed to describe a broad range of yoga styles. Vinyasa can be decoded from its root words Nyasa, ‘to place’ and Vi, denoting ‘in a special way’. It symbolises a flowing, dynamic form of yoga where poses are linked together using breath. At Flow, a

typical Vinyasa class features a balance of asanas (poses) that the whole body will flow through with breath to build restoration and harmony. For example, you might start off with a strong heat building sequence with poses such as Warrior 1, 2 and Half Moon before moving into more twists and folding poses to detox and cleanse the internal organs, and then directing attention to the lower body, hips, knees and feet as the class moves to the floor, calming the energy and blood flow down for rest and meditation. According to Ayurveda, the immune system serves as the

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body’s intelligence, and this deep practice serves to awaken it. Classes at Flow are designed to take the whole body through a series of poses to restore the immune system, circulatory system and lymphatic system. Props such as bolsters and blocks are used so you will feel supported and held in some of these poses that allow us to truly let go of the weight and holding patterns we all might store in the body and mind. Take time for yourself this winter so you can truly show up and be as radiant as possible in your life!

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HAZY SHADES OF WINTER Brighten up winter with these killer pieces.


Unleash your inner rock star with this sick ensemble from Witchery including Tuxe Lace Shirt (RRP $169.90), Asymmetric Skirt (RRP $169.90), Jada Bootie (RRP $259.90) and Eyelet Tight (RRP $29.90).


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8 1 Alice McCall Open Your Eyes Dress (RRP $459) from Katerina Boutique 2 Ruby Alpine Peacoat (RRP $429) and Baseball Cap (RRP $79) 3 Elliatt Myth Dress (RRP $157) from Lone Wolf 4 Trelise Cooper Detux Diet Jacket (RRP $699) and The Thirty Wine Steps Pants (RRP $329) 5 Rebecca Balducci 5024 ($399.90) from Issimo 6 L’Oréal Paris Infallible Sculpt Palette (RRP $33.99) 7 Karen Murrell’s Racy Rata lipstick (RRP $29.95) 8 Sunday Somewhere Yetti Sunglasses (RRP $329) from Raw Nova 9 Corona Uni Poncho (RRP $215) from Nordic Chill 10 Marc Jacobs Decadence, 100ml (RRP $194) 11 Andrea Moore Galloping Giraffe Tunic (RRP $198) 12 Fantasie Aveiro Twist Bandeau Swimsuit (RRP $174.99) from The Fitting Room

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11 6 CURL REBELLION Leading the charge of curly haired women everywhere, Redken Curvaceous muse UK singer/ songwriter Jetta knows how to rock a killer head of curls – damn straight! The new line of curl-enhancing products includes Curvaceous’ Full Swirl Cream Serum (RRP $35), Ringlet Shape-Perfecting Lotion (RRP $38) and Wind Up Energising and Texturising Spray (RRP $35).

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on trend

With Styling by Jacqui Victor Sheer, leather and lace – what a stunning selection of textures. When you think winter, it’s all about seductive, grand, rich and regal. Well, at least these are the themes of our European neighbours! As Kiwis we tend to trend towards this on more of a casual platform. Sure we love our sparkles and our femininity, but we really love to show our androgynous side. Heels are high, boots are brushing up beyond the knees and suede with plentiful fringing has made a barnstorming comeback! Also red hot in our cold season this year will be faux furs and appliquéd and embroidered fabrics with layers of texture, as well as swirling, max-length dresses. Finish off the winter look with a stunning oversized coat of tweeds, soft florals or leather and a killer accessory – always an integral part of the complete package! And remember, brightly-coloured scarves go a Rock your dark side long way towards warding off those winter in this bangin’ Bec & blues!


Bridge Black Roses Off Shoulder Dress (RRP $375) from Raw Nova.


Winter’s essentials for the beauty cabinet.







1 Estée Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum, 30ml RRP $172 2 Shiseido Future Solution LX Replenishing Treatment Oil RRP $220 3 Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid, Nude Thrill RRP $19.99 4 Trilogy Nutrient Plus Firming Serum 30ml RRP $48.90 5 Kérastase Elixir Ultime Volume Beautifying Oil Mist RRP $50 6 L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique Cushion RRP $33.99.


New to Merivale, LuXe Hair Boutique (note that capital X) offers the complete package; a team of hairdressing experts in a gorgeous environment where you can bliss out as one of their skilled stylists gets to work. Combining cutting-edge colour, cut, and styling services with a commitment to ensuring your experience is a fabulous one, their attention to detail, use of REDKEN products, and high levels of execution is putting LuXe at the forefront of the city’s hair scene.

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other Earth has a clever way of providing us with what we need most at each time of the year. Vitamin C and zinc are essential for strong immune function and are more abundant in winter produce. Vitamin C is used to signal the production of white blood cells to protect us when foreign bacteria or viruses enter the body. It is also present in the fluid lining in our lungs and mucous membranes, where the antioxidant activity helps prevent inflammation and damage by bacteria and viruses, and is crucial for collagen production in the skin – something we also want to support over the winter months. Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body, so we need to consume it every day. Eat a piece of fruit or add lemon, orange or grapefruit to your morning juice. Incorporating leafy greens and broccoli into stir fries is another great way to boost your daily intake of vitamin C. Heat, light

and the length of time since a food was harvested decreases vitamin C levels, so grab what you can from your local farmers' market. Vitamin D is an important nutrient for bone health, immunity, cancer prevention and mood regulation. Its role in bone health is to support the uptake of calcium and phosphate, which are bone-strengthening minerals. As the sun’s action on the cholesterol in our skin is our major source of vitamin D, it is important to both spend a little time each day exposed to the sun and to increase our food sources of vitamin D. These include some oily fish, organic butter, and eggs (vitamin D is found in the yolks). Zinc is a superstar nutrient when it comes to immunity. This mineral is critical for a large number of processes, including appropriate immune responses. Too many people today don’t consume


adequate dietary zinc, while others consume a diet that is too high in substances that interfere with the absorption of this vital mineral. Poor zinc status can lead to poor resistance to infection. Oysters, beef and lamb are good sources of zinc. In the plant family, seeds contain zinc; however, a much smaller amount is present. If you take a zinc supplement, it is best taken before bed to support great absorption. Your grandma was right about chicken soup – bone broths contain calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and amino acids, which are all nutrients that support adrenal health as well as the immune system. Try making a broth from organic, grass-fed beef or lamb, or organic chicken bones with root vegetables and herbs and spices. Let food be your medicine this winter!


Epitomising the ultimate in holistic mind and body relaxation, the latest addition to Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa’s exquisite line-up of massage treatments, their luxurious 2-hour Thai Herbal Steam Therapy and Stretching Massage, is perfect for restoring flexibility and reviving tired muscles. The treatment combines a dreamy herbal steam of citronella grass, Borneo camphor, pandan and eucalyptus leaves with traditional Thai massage and stretching techniques (utilising a mix of hands, elbows, forearms and knees) to relieve muscle tension, loosen joints, stimulate circulation and induce nirvana!

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Cityscape has a Thai Herbal Steam Therapy and Stretching Massage (valued at $230) at Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa to giveaway. To enter, email us at with ‘Lotus’ in the subject header and tell us why you need a good steaming. Entries close August 31.

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WINTER of CONTENT Keep your cool this season.

The blouse Rosie Blouse (RRP $206) from Style and Harmony The bag Saben Matilda Fur (RRP $450) from Issimo The dress Alice McCall Walk on Dress (RRP $359) from Katerina Boutique The heels LK Bennett Sledge (RRP $399.90) from Issimo

The jacket and dress Helen Cherry Wool Trench (RRP $898) and Alex Dress (RRP $469) The hat Lack of Colour Luxe The Mack (RRP $110) from Raw Nova


Winter’s lineup of must-have carry ons.

Alexander Wang Mini Marti Backpack (RRP $1,329)

Witchery Misty Hobo (RRP $349.90)

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Saben Frankie (RRP $489) from Issimo

fashion & wellbeing | Offcut Caps Super Rare III (RRP $99) from EnCompass


Carhartt WIP Sid Pants (RRP $249) from EnCompass

Rolla's Blunts Overalls (RRP $179) from Infinite Definite

Huffer Classic Down Vest (RRP $299) from Stencil

Intent Jacket (RRP $599) from Untouched World

Puma Blaze of Glory (RRP $249.90) from Fridge Freezer Icebox





Keep the ravages of winter at bay this season.


1 Shiseido Men Toning Lotion (RRP $50) 2 Living Nature Soothing Aftershave Gel (RRP $40) 3 Guinot

Longue Vie Homme - Vital Care for Men (RRP $161.50)

4 Nutrimetics For Men Energising Face Gel (RRP $30) 5 CLINIQUE for Men Maximum Hydrator (RRP $89) 6 Tender Love + Carry Men’s Small Explorer Bag




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| fashion & wellbeing kennett crafted jewels jewellery

462 Colombo Street, Sydenham 03 366 1232 Open: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 3pm

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

Westenra Jewellers Jewellery

464 Papanui Road, Papanui 03 354 0450

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




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


With modern street wear fashion and impeccable service, EnCompass specialises in premium denim brands, and is renowned for the fitting expertise of EnCompass owner Benji. Brands include Scotch & Soda, Nudie, Nobody, Edwin, Diesel, Mavi, Pepe, LTB, Dr Denim, WeSC, Obey, No Excess, Pearly Kings, Fifth Label, WeMoto, Carhartt, Duck and Cover, Grand Scheme and Maison Scotch, and footwear from Luca Rossi, Grenson, and Grams. NZ labels include Fili Custom Design Shirts, Paper Rain, Offcut Caps and Bouverie & Co.

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

Browse the denim wall and shirts, waistcoasts, tees and more.

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Streetwize offer expert repairs, alterations and makeovers on clothing, drapes, etc. They offer a complete tailoring service for both men and women, and also work in both leather and fabric. Enquiries welcome!

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Style & Harmony fashion


207 Fendalton Road, Fendalton 03 351 9244 Open: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 5:30pm, Sat 10am-4pm

3/140 Colombo Street, Beckenham 03 337 3377 Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5:30pm, Sat 10am – 4:30pm

Beautiful cup-sized swimwear in all sizes, 8-26.

Style & Harmony is the inspiration of style-and-beauty trained Angela Minson, who stocks gorgeous clothing labels to suit local clientele, all the while bringing her industry knowledge to her customers with expert advice. Labels include the complete ArtStyle collection, Seeking Lola, Hailwood jeans and a selected assortment of stunning accessories. A more personal shopping experience!

In store all year round.

Ask about their exclusive fashion styling nights!

Katerina Boutique fashion

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

Raw Nova

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

Stylish, unique and effortlessly cool. Fashion and homeware:


Katerina Boutique offers a rare balance between high-end designs and marketable fashion. Katerina is well known for its modern interpretation on event dressing, as well as a great collection of everyday separates. Brands include Alice McCall, Shona Joy, MacKenzie Mode, Pasduchas, Bless’ed are the Meek, SWF, Premonition and more. Designer and owner Yulia Marsh provides fitting, styling and alteration services. Winter 16

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Florian Rhodes

untouched world

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

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

Unique, sustainable and handcrafted, each Florian Rhodes item begins in their local tannery, where they handpick each of the cowhides that they will use. As each leather piece is hand-cut into patterns, they take a lot of time to ensure what they cut will make a perfect finished product.

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.



Their leather goods are still made on site in Christchurch by a small team of women passionate about great quality and service.


See the full collection at the Flagship Store, and enjoy a coffee and a tasty bite at the adjoining Native Garden Café. Winter 16

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Crossfit Trailblazer fitness

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

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

Aries Hairdressers hair

2/105 Gasson Street, Sydenham 03 377 8180

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

Cosmo Pharmacy pharmacy

Suite 5, 663 Colombo Street, Central City 03 366 8887 Find them on Facebook Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm, Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 5pm

Cosmo Pharmacy is a brand new pharmacy located in the heart of the CBD, right beside Ballantynes and opposite the Bus Interchange. They offer all pharmacy services and an extensive range of products, including natural products and New Zealand products. Their knowledgeable staff are there to assist you with all your requirements and queries. Come and enjoy the experience of their excellent, friendly service. P.S. They also have a huge living moss wall!

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Cathedral Junction barbers hair

Cathedral Junction, 111 Worcester Street, Central City 03 377 2634 Open: Tue/Wed/Fri 9:30am – 6pm, Thu 9:30am – 7pm, Sat 10am – 4pm

Rebuilding Christchurch one haircut at a time! Your one-stopCBD-shop for looking sharp. Take your image to the next level with a style that’s right for you!

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Luxe Hair Boutique HAIR

90 St Albans Street, Merivale 03 355 1000 Find them on Facebook Open: Tue/Wed/ Fri 9am – 5:30pm, Thu 9am – 8pm, Sat 9am – 4pm

A new upmarket REDKEN salon in Merivale, LuXe has a team of skilled and dedicated stylists that provide the best service and personal care in a comfortable and relaxed environment. At LuXe, they pride themselves in offering you on-trend colour, cut and style services. For all new clients to LuXE, they’re offering a NEW CLIENT WINTER LUXE PACKAGE. Package includes a Redken treatment with LuXurious head massage and hot towel wrap, cut and blow-wave personalised to suit you and your lifestyle, and a REDKEN styling product – a $170 total value for $135. Valid 1st June – 31st August 2016.

The Hairdressing Place HAIR

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

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

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lone wolf

pure hair & Body

485 Papanui Road, Papanui 03 354 4994 Find them on Facebook Open: Tue 9am – late, Wed 9am – 7pm, Thu 9am – 6pm, Fri 9am – 4:30pm, Sat 10am – 2pm, longer hours by appointment

449 Colombo Street, Sydenham 03 377 1044 29 High Street, Rangiora 03 313 6656 Open: Mon/Tue /Fri/Sat 9am – 5pm, Wed/Thu 9am – 8pm



A unique new concept store for Christchurch, Lone Wolf offers a L’Oréal professional hair salon, exclusive clothing brands for both men and women, and excellent baristamade Atomic coffee in one dynamic one-stop-shop package! Discover their fresh, funky vibe today – browse exclusive fashion brands and one-off pieces, see their stylists for a whole new look, and recharge with a flat white!

Use your head – join the revolution! Healthy hair begins when its free from stress – reduce your chemical overload. Pure Hair offers Christchurch and North Canterbury’s leading sustainable, natural, organic and award-winning barbering and hairdressing salons.

Style that stands out from the crowd.

Free parking, barista coffee/organic tea, blow dry bar, and CDHB, CCC and student discounts offered. Book now!

Merivales Hair & Beauty

True Grit

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

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



Merivales Hair & Beauty brings the latest styles to Christchurch. Their team of experienced hair stylists, along with their beauty therapists, offer personalised, friendly service using Kerastase, L’Oreal and a variety of exclusive beauty brands. Weddings, special occasion hair, makeup and spray tan packages are also available. Start your journey with Merivales by calling the salon today – they look forward to seeing you.


True Innovation, True Passion, True Hair! Come into True Grit’s exquisite multi-award-winning salon and experience the creative professionalism of their dynamic team of Masters, Style Directors & New Generation Stylists! Now offering natural mineral Young Blood make-up. Choose from the fabulous ‘Party Hair’ menu and ensure you leave feeling absolutely fabulous, with flawless make-up and sensational hair! Winter 16

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Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa health/beauty

9 Ernlea Terrace, Cashmere 03 980 5400 Open: 7 days, 9am till late

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

Sparklewhite Teeth appearance beauty 03 339 7374

All White Already

Sparklewhite’s painless laser teeth-whitening procedure will leave your teeth anything from 2 to 10 shades lighter.

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Sparklewhite Teeth can change your smile in just 60 minutes with their affordable, safe new technology for teeth whitening, leaving you looking younger, healthier, and more confident with your radiant smile. Call today to arrange your own session and become a new you!


Insider Trading Walk into Interiors by Lume and you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped onto the set of a high-end lifestyle magazine shoot. Eschewing the dull, ordinary and design-by-rote, interior designer and owner Melissa Merrin has curated an exquisite collection of the rare and covetous. No surprises then that the boutique interior design studio and neighbouring showroom have become the first port of call for those looking for something a little different – indeed, special. Rocking a safari luxe aesthetic, the showroom elegantly blends tactile Armadillo & Co rugs and Bandini cushions with natural, wooden Jute bar stools and South Africa’s famed Wonki Ware hand-crafted designer dinnerware, and is a case study in opulence.

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ou only have to stand in Artworks Landscape’s award-winning show garden at their premises at 404 Prestons Road and take it all in to immediately appreciate the style, quality and craftsmanship that are the company’s hallmarks. Husband and wife team Ross and Jayne Marriott have built up the business over nearly 30 years and their hard work is paying dividends, with the company racking up design awards left and right in recent years. Passionate about what they’re doing, the Artworks team love to create outdoor spaces that their clients are proud of and can enjoy all-year-round. Providing a range of services from custom landscape design through to construction and maintenance and with a balanced mix of extremely experienced, clever landscapers and enthusiastic, up-and-coming young talent, Artworks can completely transform your outdoor space into a stunning work of art.


PLATING UP Add some sizzle to your next dinner party with funky Wonki Ware crockery (RRP from $12) from Interiors by Lume. Winter 16

POTTED COLOUR Join the hanging planter revival with a General Eclectic Zest Hang Planter (RRP $75) from Token.

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HOT PROPERTY With Mary Turnbull

Selling your own home – the financial pitfalls


hen selling your home, it might seem tempting to save money on commission by taking on management of the sale yourself. But the experience of many owners that try to sell their own home is that it’s more trouble than it is worth. There are plenty of pitfalls to consider. Perhaps most importantly, it’s highly possible you’ll end up losing money! Statistically, FSBO (For Sale By Owner) properties sell for significantly less than homes sold by real estate agents. Listing price is extremely important to the sale of your home and is often either overestimated or underestimated by owner-sellers, who may find it difficult to be objective about their own property. Real estate agents have a better sense of the market and a wide range of comparisons, and are more likely to be able to set a fair market value for your home. Lack of objectivity and experience can also lead to simple

mistakes that can cost plenty of money and time – owner-sellers are often desensitised to what can be off-putting to buyers in terms of presentation, for example, and purchasers are often wary when dealing directly with owners. It’s also worth thinking about your own time and how much of it you will need to sacrifice – selling your home takes a lot more time and effort than just listing it on TradeMe and waiting for offers to roll in! You’ll need to do your research on the current market and comparable listings, schedule and conduct every showing of your home, answer queries, screen and verify buyers, and negotiate contracts (and how’s your knowledge of real estate law when it comes to these? You definitely don’t want to make any mistakes!). You’re also unlikely to have ready access to the wide range of resources real estate agents can apply to the task of selling your home; multiple advertising channels, industry contacts, professional photographers, house stagers and more. In short, you’re almost always better off with the expert help of a professional!


Take the hass outta commuting or cycling in general with iCycle Electric’s swanky new ride the RIKONDA Commuter Elite step-through (RRP $2,599), featuring a 300-watt motor and a sweet retro vibe.

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Packed with a treasure trove of retro chic, art deco must-haves, furniture, exquisite estate jewellery, curio and collectibles, Dusty Old Things has long been a favourite on the collectibles circuit. Located in the Strowan shopping centre alongside subsidiary business Elmwood Stationery, you’ll also find the latest magazines, an exclusive range of Golly Gosh giftware and Hipp’s designer gift packaging and stationery.

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Spruce up the ol’ homestead with these funky additions. 1 Danish Modern beech lounge chairs by Ole Wanscher for France & Daverkosen 1954 (RRP $4,850, pair) from Mr Mod 2 Basilisa Armoire by Ito Kish (RRP $11,950) from Interiors by Lume 3 French Country Collections Large White Pitcher (RRP $85.80) from White Room Interiors 4 Hexagon Shadowbox (RRP $55) and Concrete Planter Marble (RRP $15) from Store 17 5 Smeg 50s Style Toaster (RRP $399)


Follow the leader

OL’ SKOOL COOL Crank up your bar game with this fab retro decanter (RRP $165) from Dusty Old Things.

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

READ The Wolf Border,

Sarah Hall Review by Rachel Eadie, Scorpio Books. For almost a decade Rachel Caine has turned her back on her home, kept distant by family disputes and her work monitoring wolves on an Idaho reservation. Summoned by the eccentric Earl of Annerdale and his controversial scheme to reintroduce the Grey Wolf to the English countryside, Rachel finds herself back in the peat and wet light of the Lake District, contending with public outrage and political gain, and balancing impending motherhood and reconciliation with her estranged family. The Wolf Border investigates the fundamental nature of wilderness and wildness, both animal and human. RRP $22.99


Harmony House, Dave Dobbyn Review by Garry Knight, Pennylane Records. Harmony House is the latest release by Dave Dobbyn and his first studio album in 8 years. Dobbyn, who is a master, creative songwriter has collaborated on his latest outing with Sam Scott and Luka Buda of the Phoenix Foundation, co-producing and co-writing on several of the tracks. When listening to Harmony House there’s a real sense of not having the major record company burden of having to release something for the sake of it. Favourite tracks include ‘Tell the World’, ‘Burning Love’ and ‘Ball of Light’. Full of love and great catchy sing-a-long choruses, Harmony House is a great Kiwi addition to your collection!


99 Homes Review by Nick Paris, Alice in Videoland. Ramin Bahrani’s visceral drama of a real estate agency run amok is keenly honed to make your blood boil. Michael Shannon is magnetic as Rick Carver, a reptilian broker who specialises in home foreclosure. Andrew Garfield plays one of his many victims, a hard-working tradesman who finds himself evicted from his home, only to then be offered work with Carver – doing unto others what’s just been done to him. Bahrani’s gripping premise is fuel for an enraged and enthralling indictment of the American wealth divide, heightened with the clammy pulse of a crime thriller. Shannon’s star turn is a portrait of greedy malevolence.


Chill the Bollie and break out the outrageous designer gear as aging booze hounds and chemical dependents PR hack Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and half-assed magazine editor Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) end one of the longest waits in cinematic history when Absolutely Fabulous finally hits the big screen in August. The oft-hinted and teased at, then begged-for film has been bandied about since the hit show premiered 24 years ago (yes, you’re that old!). The film reunites the whole cast as well as serving up a bunch of killer cameos and only saw the light of day after Lumley (who turned 70 in May) put the acid on Saunders to write a script before they died!

 Method Acting: Robert De Niro While most Hollywood types spend big bucks on fixing up their grills, Robert De Niro reportedly paid a dentist $5k to mess his up so his Cape Fear character Max Cady could rock some serious prison teeth. While the teeth grinding worked a treat and the nominations rolled in, he failed to pull the big O – burn! 86 Winter 16


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Interiors by Lume


2 Normans Road, Strowan 03 377 7542 Open: Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 2pm

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



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

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

Interiors by Lume – creating great spaces.

Ask for your free measure and quote on interior design!


jewellery/homewares 17 Marriner Street, Sumner 03 326 5762 Open: Tue – Sat 10am – 4pm

Shop Scandinavian-inspired homewares including shadowboxes, wallhooks, and the Concrete Collection, all handmade in Sumner. Beautiful baskets, felt garlands and interchangeable jewellery also available in store.

Fredricksons Furniture furniture

Nordic Chill

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

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

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

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


eco Frame and Mirror


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

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

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.

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



Quake-safe hanging for homeowners, interior designers, hospitality operators and office fit outs.

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

dusty old things interiors/antiques

12 Normans Road, Strowan 03 355 6681 Open: Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri 10am – 4pm, Sat 10am – 2pm

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

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iCycle electric

charming Souvenir

285 Cashel Street, Central City 03 377 4886 www.icycleelectric. Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pm

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

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

Its time to get you and your little ones a pair of these cute, warm snuggle shoes! Charming Souvenir is now offering a wide range of winter essentials – from snow boots to beautiful scarves for all ages, made of finest New Zealand wool. Their amazingly huge product selection can get all your shopping needs sorted; make them a one-stop shop for gifts and souvenirs. Duty free services available as well!

electric bikes


Come in and discover their extensive range for yourself!

Discover something delightful – there’s really something for everyone at Charming Souvenir!

scorpio books books

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

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

Care Free Computing computer repair & sales

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

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

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Trainspotting Make tracks with this killer 1970s Californian Train Station sculpture by C. Jeré (RRP $1,250) from Mr Mod.


Moffatt’s Flower Company

Artworks landscape LTD

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

404 Prestons Road, Marshland 03 387 0673 or 021 625 410 Open: Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm



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

Artworks Landscape have been delivering stunning outdoor spaces in Christchurch for almost 30 years. A well established and respected landscaping company, they specialise in residential landscape design and build. They can assist with your initial landscape design plan right through to delivery of the job. From small to grand projects, their talented team can help you. Visit their website or their award-winning show garden at 404 Prestons Road to view their iconic style and flavour.

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Image: Smoking Dogs Films courtesy of Lisson Gallery

CoCA is exhibiting two mesmerising major video artworks that reflect man’s relationship with land and sea with three-screen installation Vertigo Sea and Bridget Reweti’s Tirohanga. Commissioned from Ghanian-born artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah for the 2015 Venice Biennale, Vertigo Sea is a cinematic exploration of the migration of refugees that makes use of awe-inspiring imagery. Meditating on the nature of man’s relationship with the sea and exploring its role in the history of slavery, migration, and conflict, the film was shot (spectacularly) on the Isle of Skye, the Faroe Islands and in the Northern regions of Norway with the BBC’s Bristol-based Natural History Unit. In Tirohanga, Reweti explores our understanding of the land and landscape of Aotearoa, challenging ideas about the wild, untamed, sublime New Zealand landscape. To 7 August

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ack to brighten Christchurch’s winter, New Zealand Opera returns to the fittingly glam surroundings of the Isaac Theatre Royal in July for five special performances of another Verdi masterpiece, La traviata, in a co-production which also draws on the resources of the State Opera of South Australia and Opera Queensland. Coming to us from the same brilliant creative team that gave us last year’s seriously sumptuous production of Madama Butterfly, La traviata promises a similarly stunning feast for the senses, with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra accompanying. The heartbreaking tale (naturally – it’s opera, innit?) sees Violetta forced to sacrifice her own happiness by abandoning Alfredo, the only man she has truly loved, to save his family from ruin. If last year’s Butterfly (so good!) is anything to go by, this will be as amazing to look at as it is to listen to as well! 14 – 23 July

Horncastle Arena will be heaving at the end of July when Grammyaward winning superstars Macklemore & Ryan Lewis roll into town with their show-stopping This Unruly Mess I’ve Made world tour. Sharing its name with the duo’s sophomore album, the show promises an epic gig from the red-hot hip-hop artists who have torn up the charts with worldwide smash hits like ‘Downtown’, ‘Thrift Shop’ and ‘Same Love’. 30 July


Cityscape has two double passes to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to giveaway. To enter, send us an email at info@ with ‘Macklemore’ in the subject header and tell us your fave Macklemore & Ryan Lewis track. Entries close July 10.

ART ATTACK Art lovers, liquidate some assets and free up some funds; the increasingly popular The Christchurch Art Show returns with its huge selection of cash ‘n’ carry art in different mediums for sale, running over three big days in June (24, 25 and 26) at the Air Force Museum. Over 1,500 metres of space are given over to the enormous variety of artworks from New Zealand artists that go on show, and such is the sheer number of works available that as soon as one is sold and taken down to go home with its lucky new owner, a

win new one goes up in its place! Everything you see can be purchased and all the art is priced between $50 and $5,000, meaning there are plenty of options for everyone from collectors to art fans alike.

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Cityscape has four double passes to The Christchurch Art Show to giveaway. To enter, send us an email at info@ with ‘Art Show’ in the subject header and tell us why you need an art attack. Entries close June 19.

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Vertigo Sea

Hairspray – The Musical

exhibition A major exhibition by

THEATRE Showbiz Canterbury

two artists: three-screen film installation Vertigo Sea is John Akomfrah’s cinematic exploration of the migration of refugees interplayed with awe-inspiring imagery of whales, while Bridget Reweti’s Tirohanga is a video artwork that explores our understanding of the land and landscape of Aotearoa. CoCA Gallery, until Sun 7 Aug,

brings us another of their reliably entertaining musical productions – this time the popular feel-good Broadway hit based on the cult John Waters’ film about the power of music and big hair. Isaac Theatre Royal, Wed 8 – Sat 18 Jun,

Educating Rita THEATRE The hilarious and moving

story of a woman determined to better herself and the effect she has on the life of her jaded tutor. The Court Theatre, until Sat 25 Jun,

The Big Bike Film Night FILM Held in Christchurch this year for the 1st time, the Big Bike Film night showcases the best cyclingthemed short films. Hollywood 3 Cinema, Fri 10/Sun 12 Jun,

Trinity Roots – This Road Tour CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

The Kiwi-as faves hit the touring circuit again, giving you another chance to catch one of their legendary live gigs. Speights Ale House Ferrymead, Fri 10 Jun,


CSO: Appalachian Spring Discovery Concert Talk CLASSICAL MUSIC CSO Chief Conductor Benjamin Northey explores the ‘Dean of American Music’, Aaron Copland, in this hour-long concert talk that’s illustrated by the orchestra playing extracts from Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Charles Luney Auditorium, Wed 8 Jun,

celebrates the re-opening of the Arts Centre’s great hall with this fundraising evening of food, wine and Vivaldi’s most popular work. Great Hall, The Arts Centre, Sat 11 Jun,

Matariki Festival family Celebrate the Māori New Year with this fun day of

Ōtākaro Exhibition A new collaborative video work from Bridget Reweti and Terri Te Tau that explores the narratives and identities related to the Ōtākaro Avon River. The Physics Room, Sat 4 Jun — Sat 9 Jul,

International Foodcourt/Global Classic Exhibition A range of works in different mediums from Annie Mackenzie and Dave Marshall that examines themes of globalisation, mass production and consumption. The Physics Room, Sat 4 Jun — Sat 9 Jul,

Well-Constructed Cinema

The Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival returns to Academy Gold Cinemas in June to showcase acclaimed and recent films dealing with architecture and design; icons, design trailblazers, fearless visionaries and living cities. The festival this year features 19 films across 4 themes; an eclectic, intriguing mix ranging from Neon (a celebration of the ubiquitous signage) to Tea and Coffee Towers, following a project in which architects were asked to design a tea and coffee set.

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0800 CONCERT (266 2378)

Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2016 season includes something for everyone, with 3 high-quality upcoming concerts to entice you: Suyeon Kang & Stephen De Pledge (AUS/NZ) Last year Suyeon Kang became the first Australian to win the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, also taking home the Audience Prize. She tours the country in June with some of the classics for violin and piano. Saturday 18 June, 7:30pm Knox Church Julian Bliss & NZTrio (UK/NZ) British clarinet wunderkind Julian Bliss is teaming up with the NZTrio to present works for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. At the heart of the concert is Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, written and premiered at a prisoner of war camp in 1941. Saturday 30 July, 7:30pm Charles Luney Auditorium QuintEssence Mini-Festival: The Mozart and Brahms Experience (NZ/USA) The NZ String Quartet joins Grammy-nominated violist James Dunham for this minifestival highlighting masterpieces from Brahms and Mozart. Mozart created a new sound world when he wrote his first double-viola quintet. A century later Brahms was inspired to write two of his most eloquent works for the same combination. Enjoy the best of the best with this full day of concerts. Saturday 24 September 11am/3pm/7:30pm Charles Luney Auditorium For concert details and ticketing: 0800 CONCERT (266 2378)

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| what’s on Gigs, Concerts & Events storytelling, the Science Alive Star Dome, arts, crafts, 3D printing, virtual reality, kapa haka and more. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, Sat 11 Jun,

Christchurch Baby Expo trade show All you need from

bump to birth and beyond – a huge range of products and services on show alongside seminars, demos and workshops. Pioneer Leisure Centre, Sat 11/Sun 12 Jun,

Midwinter Woolfeast trade show/market Buy from

some of the country’s most talented fibre artists and indie yarn dyers, learn new skills at the ‘craft tasting’ stations and enjoy yummy treats and refreshments at this day devoted to modern woolcrafts. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, Sat 18 Jun,

Mainland Tactix vs Central Pulse sport The Tactix take on the Pulse

in ANZ Championship pool play. Horncastle Arena, Mon 20 Jun,

Blue Man Group PERFORMANCE The international

entertainment smash hit that’s a unique blend of comedy, theatre, rock concert and dance party makes its way to New Zealand for the first time. Isaac Theatre Royal, Tue 21 Jun – Sun 3 Jul,

Cinema Italiano Festival Negociants Fine Wine Tour

FILM This new 10-day film festival is

a celebration of Italian cinema, featuring a range of comedies, dramas, docos and genre fare. Academy Gold Cinemas, Wed 15 – Sat 25 Jun,

food event Heaven-sent for wine

connoisseurs, this event offers the chance to taste all of the New Zealand and Australian wines listed in the Negociants NZ portfolio. The George, Thu 23 Jun,

Weird Tales of Midwinter THEATRE NO Productions Theatre

Frankenstein THEATRE The always intriguing and innovative Free Theatre returns with a new devised work based on Mary Shelley’s classic. The Gym, The Arts Centre, Fri 17 Jun – Sat 2 Jul,

Cancer Society Ball event The Cancer Society’s annual

major fundraiser that’s also a city social calendar glamour event returns for 2016. Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Sat 18 Jun,

The Christchurch Art Show trade show Trying to fill that blank

Collective presents an engaging, spooky series of Victorian and Edwardian ghost stories, atmospherically presented around a night-time Ferrymead. Ferrymead Heritage Park, Thu 16 – Sun 19 Jun, Find it on Facebook

Chamber Music New Zealand: Suyeon Kang and Stephen de Pledge classical music Talented violinist

Suyeon Kang is partnered by distinguished New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge for a programme of some of the great piano and violin sonatas. Knox Presbyterian Church, Sat 18 Jun,

Alliance Française Music Festival 2016 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Alliance

Française brings us this annual evening of music from local and visiting musos. Wunderbar, Sat 18 Jun,

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wall in your home with the perfect work of art? Then head to this massive annual art showcase and sale, with thousands of pieces from local artists up for grabs at affordable prices. Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Fri 24 – Sun 26 Jun,

CSO: Lamb & Hayward Masterworks – Vienna! CLASSICAL MUSIC Chief Conductor

Benjamin Northey takes the CSO through their paces at this concert of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven that celebrates the amazing cultural centre that was Vienna in the second half of the 18th century. Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Fri 24 Jun,

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gallery 66 Gloucester Street, Central City 03 366 7261 Open: Tue – Sun 10am – 5pm

CoCA is a space for new art and new experiences. Be moved, be challenged, be inspired! A slick, ultra modern space in the centre of the city, located next to the Christchurch Art Gallery and a stone’s throw from the Arts Centre, CoCA plays host to a revolving seasonal collection of contemporary art from local, national and international artists. The winter exhibition, Vertigo Sea, runs until the 7th of August. Free admission!

Image: Emma Brittenden

Scared Scriptless


Now in its 26th year(!), city institution Scared Scriptless at The Court Theatre just keeps rolling on; Australasia's longest running comedy show is late-night improv at its furiously funny finest. Brought to us by The Court Jesters, The Court Theatre's improv and entertainment troupe, the twice-weekly show has no safety nets – just improvisors firing out hilarious scenes and games based on audience suggestions in an effort to get you to laugh so hard that your drink comes out your nose. It's old-as, but completely new: 26 years and they've never done the same show twice! Every Fri/Sat 10:15pm Winter 16

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Lyttelton Festival of Lights festival Lyttelton’s big night out

returns with the Festival of Light’s street parade and party, with the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch Fireworks Display at 7:30pm and music from Lindon Puffin, Candace Milner and more. Sort your transport out in advance! Lyttelton, Fri 24 Jun,

A Midwinter’s Ale Festival festival The craft beer festival with

a community feel returns after a sell-out in 2015 to once again showcase not only Canterbury brewers but also great food and a wearable art competition. Rolleston Community Centre, Sat 25 Jun,

The Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival FILM The two-week showcase of the most acclaimed international films in architecture and design returns with another intriguing programme. Academy Gold Cinemas, Thu 30 Jun – Wed 13 Jul, Festivals/ReseneArchitectureDesign FilmFestival


The Gym, The Arts Centre, until Sat 2 Jul,

13 Jul, EventsFestivals/Resene ArchitectureDesignFilmFestival

Blue Man Group

Vertigo Sea

THEATRE See listing in June.

performance See listing in June.

exhibition See listing in June.

Isaac Theatre Royal, until Sun 3 Jul,

CoCA Gallery, until Sun 7 Aug,


Star Home and Leisure Show

exhibition See listing in June.

The Physics Room, until Sat 9 Jul,

International Foodcourt/Global Classic exhibition See listing in June. The Physics Room, until Sat 9 Jul,

The Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival FILM See listing in June.

Academy Gold Cinemas, until Wed

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Trade show The latest looks,

trends and ideas for your home – hundreds of exciting ideas, and products and services along with informative seminars and show-only specials. Horncastle Arena, Fri 1 – Sun 3 Jul,

That Bloody Woman THEATRE Kate Sheppard’s historic

battle to obtain women the vote is brought to rousing rock-opera life in this brand new musical that was a smash hit success last year at the Christchurch Arts Festival.

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Mr and Mrs Alexander THEATRE 19th century spiritualists

and magicians Mr and Mrs Alexander dupe and dazzle in this hit show based on the carnival performers of the Victorian era. Gloucester Room, Isaac Theatre Royal, Sat 2 Jul,

Winter Encraftment Market market The winter edition of the

big biannual market that’s one of the best places to shop for local handmade craft and design. Lincoln Event Centre, Sun 3 Jul,

The Nerd Degree comedy Two teams composed of

local and visiting comedians battle QI-style over pop culture subjects at the monthly live recording of this popular comedy podcast. Orange Studio, Wed 6 Jul,

KidsFest family The annual winter school

hols entertainment fest has got plenty to keep the kids busy as usual – see website for full event schedule and details. Venues around the city, Sat 9 – Sat 23 Jul,

The Little Mermaid THEATRE Move over Disney: here’s a

new adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic for the wee ones by Allison Horsley. The Court Theatre, Wed 13 – Sat 23 Jul,

CSO: Lamb & Hayward Masterworks – The Titan classical music The CSO teams up with the Melbourne Youth Orchestra to present Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, Titan. Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Fri 8 Jul,

The Early Early Late Show comedy The Court Jesters are back with their annual show that brings the freewheeling chaos of Christchurch fave Scared Scriptless to the family-friendly time (and with content to match) of 7pm. The Court Theatre, Mon 11 – Sat 23 Jul,

Cultural Constellations family An astronomical journey for

the whole family – head into Science Alive’s unique inflatable star dome to share cultural stories as you discover the constellations. CPIT, Tue 12 – Thu 14 Jul,

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The Court Theatre, Sat 2 – Sat 30 Jul,

Broods contemporary music The Nelson

siblings that are starting to make a big splash on US charts hit Horncastle to showcase their sophomore album, Conscious. Horncastle Arena, Thu 14 Jul,

NZ Opera presents: La traviata PERFORMANCE New Zealand

Opera’s always spectacular, not-to-be-missed productions make a return to the city with Verdi’s passionate tale of doomed love, La traviata. Isaac Theatre Royal, Thu 14 – Sat 23 Jul,

The Christchurch Brick Show family The hugely popular Lego expo / spectacular just keeps getting bigger each year – grab the kids for a look. Horncastle Arena, Sat 16/Sun 17 Jul,

| what’s on Gigs, Concerts & Events CSO: CSO Kids

Charles Luney Auditorium, Sat 30 Jul,

classical music The CSO’s annual

performance designed to introduce the orchestra to the young ‘uns is always popular with not only them but also parents, caregivers and grandparents. Charles Luney Auditorium, Wed 20 Jul,

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis contemporary music Grammy-

Flume who’s arguably the hottest name in electronic music right now hits Horncastle for a big night of beats, pulling out tracks from his upcoming new album Skin. Horncastle Arena, Wed 20 Jul,

contemporary music The Aussie

NZSO: Haydn & Mozart

classical music The NZSO makes a winter visit to the city to showcase two titans of the orchestral repertoire, Haydn and Mozart. Horncastle Arena, Wed 27 Jul,

New Zealand International Film Festival

film The international cinema showcase that’s the highlight of every Kiwi cinephile’s year returns with another jam-packed programme. See website for schedule and booking details. Hoyts Northland & Riccarton & Isaac Theatre Royal, Thu 28 Jul – Sun 14 Aug,

Ladyhawke – Wild Things Tour

contemporary music Ladyhawke is back, touring in support of her blissed-out new album Wild Things. The Bedford at CPSA, Thu 21 Jul,

Canterbury Truffle Festival food festival A food and wine celebration of the underground fungal treats that offers three weeks of special restaurant dishes, tours, dinners, and more. Various venues around the city, Sat 23 Jul – Sun 14 Aug, www.

CSO: The Winter Series – Dusk to Dawn classical music The CSO celebrates the music of the Baroque era with a cornucopia of musical jewels including Handel, Purcell, Albinoni and Stanley. Knox Presbyterian Church, Sat 30 Jul,

Chamber Music New Zealand: Julian Bliss & NZTrio classical music British clarinet

prodigy Julian Bliss teams up with our own NZTrio; a stunning combination of the very best local and overseas talent.

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Award winning superstars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis call in to make some noise on their This Unruly Mess I’ve Made world tour. Horncastle Arena, Sat 30 Jul,

Vertigo Sea exhibition See listing in June. CoCA Gallery, until Sun 7 Aug,

Canterbury Truffle Festival food festival See listing in July. Various venues around the city, until Sun 14 Aug, www.canterbury

New Zealand International Film Festival film See listing in July. Hoyts Northland & Riccarton & Isaac Theatre Royal, until Sun 14 Aug,

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Image: Aaron Campbell Photography

excitement of the 6 year old girl in your life when this Disney on-ice riff on the smash hit Frozen arrives. Horncastle Arena, Thu 18 – Sun 21 Aug, -on-ice/magical-ice-festival

Royal New Zealand Ballet: Giselle

PERFORMANCE One of classical

family/festival The midwinter

night-lights extravaganza that transforms the Botanic Gardens returns for its second year after last year’s super popular premiere. Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Wed 3 – Sun 7 Aug

The Nerd Degree comedy Two teams composed of local and visiting comedians battle QI-style over pop culture subjects at the monthly live recording of this popular comedy podcast. Orange Studio, Wed 3 Aug,

The Great New Zealand Craft Show trade show/market Three big days of all things Kiwi crafts – a chance to shop for one of a kind items and be inspired by new ideas and free demos. Addington Events Centre, Fri 12 – Sun 14 Aug, Find it on Facebook

Waiora – Te Ū Kai Pō: The Homeland THEATRE A family’s relocation to the

South Island from the East Cape and a beachside birthday party bring cultural clashes and secrets to the surface in this NZ drama about family, culture, home and belonging. The Court Theatre, Sat 13 Aug – Sat 3 Sep,

Go Green Expo – Christchurch trade show New Zealand’s largest

organic and sustainable living show returns to showcase green ideas, eco-brands, and money-savers, this year in the Air Force Museum. Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Sat 13/Sun 14 Aug,

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival

WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival 2016 festival The biennial celebration of the written word returns in 2016 with 5 days of presentations and talks with authors, journalists, historians, philosophers, bloggers, poets, songwriters and thinkers. Isaac Theatre Royal, Thu 25 – Sun 28 Aug,

CSO: The Winter Series – Nightfall classical music The CSO rocks

baroque in the second of its candlelit Winter series concerts. Knox Presbyterian Church, Sat 27 Aug,

family Just try to contain the Image: Jeff Busby

Botanic D’Lights

ballet’s most famous stories is given new life in the return of the RNZB’s acclaimed 2012 touring show, back by popular demand. Isaac Theatre Royal, Tue 23/Wed 24 Aug,

CSO: Lamb & Hayward Masterworks – Piers Lane plays Rachmaninov classical music London-based

Australian pianist Piers Lane joins the CSO to perform Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto. Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Sat 13 Aug,

Early Warning:

Razor Sharp

Heads will (nearly) roll when the deliciously scary New Zealand Opera production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd arrives in October. Sweeney Todd 12 – 15 October, Isaac Theatre Royal

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See & Do

Market Share Find artisan foods and keep food miles low at the city’s awesome markets! Christchurch Farmers’ Market Riccarton House, every Sat 9am – 1pm This Saturday morning institution showcases the growers, bakers, winemakers, brewers, producers and butchers of Canterbury en masse, and as an added bonus there’s also heaps of great ready-to-eat artisan fare available. Lyttelton Farmer’s Market London Street, Lyttelton, every Sat 10am – 1pm A regular stop for city foodies who make the trip through the tunnel especially, the port’s market specialises in gourmet foods including fresh fruit and veges, free-range eggs, fresh fish, bread,


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

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

Christchurch Farmers’ Market

Get out and enjoy our great city, Christchurch! If you haven’t had the chance to check out the gorillas at Orana Park yet, it really is an amazing close-up encounter. Give the park crew a call to check the best viewing times before your visit. When you think of The Christchurch Casino your mind probably turns to blackjack and slot machines, but it’s also a top live music venue – see Cityscape’s online monthly gig guide for details on what’s coming up – and the official entertainment venue of the Crusaders, making it one of the best places to watch games! Ferrymead Heritage Park’s venerable steam trains run throughout winter on the first Sunday of each month, and trams both days every weekend. Look out for special events at the park (like NO Theatre Collective’s walking ghost-tales tour in June) as well! Canterbury Museum is exhibiting photographer Laurence Aberhart’s collection of WWI memorial photos until 24 July and its celebration/ anniversary look-back on local radio heroes RDU until 14 August. A crisp winter day is perhaps the best time to jump on the TranzAlpine and take in the panoramic views of the magnificent, snow-covered Southern Alps, or if the weather’s really gone pear-shaped, tee-off at Caddyshack City Mini Golf’s indoor course, really tee-off at state-of-the-art golf sim venue X-Golf Avonhead, or experience a blast of proper cold weather with the minus 18 degrees of the wind chill machine at the International Antarctic Centre to discover that the Christchurch winter cold could definitely be a whole lot worse! Grab your crew and put your collective puzzle-solving skills to the test at Escape Artists or the new Crate Escape, or meander through the Air Force Museum of New Zealand – it’s easy to forget we’ve got one of the world’s best military museums right here, and you can’t argue with free entry!

meat and cheeses, juices and herbs. Opawa/St Martin’s Farmers’ Market 275 Fifield Terrace, every Sun 9am – 12pm Head down on Sunday mornings to get the veges in for the week and supplement them with fresh bread, French-style pastries, free-range eggs, locally made Italian cheeses, salads, and more. Lincoln Farmers’ Market Gerard Street, Lincoln, every Sat 10am – 1pm Seasonal fruit and vegetables, German baking, pizzas and pastries, sweet treats, and gourmet delicacies. The Riccarton Market Riccarton Park Racecourse, every Sun 9am – 2pm The grand-pappy of Christchurch markets is the biggest of its kind in New Zealand, and you’ll find a decent sprinkling of artisan food and beverages amongst its 300-plus stalls.

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Christchurch Casino attraction

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

Christchurch Casino is the largest and most diverse gaming and entertainment destination in Christchurch. It’s a magnificent complex that features 500 gaming machines, 36 table games, a Baccarat Room, three restaurants and a sports bar. Enjoy live music, amazing giveaways, events and exciting promotions – there’s always something on! R20 venue / Play Safe, Drink Safe / Host Responsibility limits apply / Dress Code applies / R.O.A.R


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

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

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| what’s on The Last Word

GISELLE-belle Cityscape caught up with RNZB’s Lucy Green ahead of her reprisal of the iconic role of Giselle – her favourite of all classical ballet roles.

Tell us about Giselle’s descent into madness and death – what can we expect performance-wise? The mad scene is my absolute favourite part of the ballet. Up until this scene Giselle is quite naive. She doesn’t believe anyone could ever lie or mean her harm. When she discovers Albrecht’s deception her head and heart can’t take it and she spirals into madness and eventually death. The scene can be played in many ways, but I think the challenge is to find the balance between subtlety and believability so as not to become melodramatic. I love this scene because you can lose yourself completely. I’ve never felt so many emotions on stage as I do in this scene, but I’ve also never had so much fun. Describe Giselle in 5 words. Act 1: Giselle is vivacious, hopeful, pure of heart, innocent and a bit of a daydreamer. In Act 2: Giselle is a spirit who has learnt the realities of life, love and heartbreak. She’s now strong-willed and mature, but also forgiving and loving.

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What’s the hardest part of your routine? Physically the hardest part of the ballet is in Act 2. As a spirit the steps must look weightless and ethereal. To dance as a non-human you must not appear to have joints or muscles or effort in the movements. The ballet is 175 years old this year – why do think it’s still so well loved? Despite the ballet being so old it’s one that I believe everyone can relate to. The themes of love, heartbreak, deception, and forgiveness are relevant to all, no matter which generation is watching. I love that in Act 1 you can be very real, human and natural in your emotions and acting rather than using typical ‘ballet mime’. It never feels forced and I think this makes it more believable and relatable to audiences. I also think the pure classicism of the white act (Act 2) is incredibly beautiful for audiences. Giselle 23 – 24 August, Isaac Theatre Royal

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ow do you prepare for a role like Giselle? The role of Giselle is one I’ve danced many times before. When I first performed it, to find an accurate way of dancing the role that felt true to myself, I spent a lot of time pondering the story, watching other dancers’ interpretations and thinking through how I’d like to portray the character and story. Now that I know the ballet inside out I really enjoy being a bit more spontaneous on stage. It’s a role that’s very easy to get lost in and once you’re in that place each scene and moment feels incredibly natural and real. Physically, however, no matter how many times you’ve performed the role, the preparation is incredibly rigorous. Practice, practice, practice! RNZB’s previous production toured the world and was made into a feature film; what sort of pressure does this add to the production? I think the success of all our recent international Giselle tours goes to show how brilliant a production this is. The whole company knows the ballet incredibly well now and each time we perform it, it grows and evolves into something more nuanced, more real and more polished. The pressure, as always, is on, but this is a production that the company dance with incredible confidence and finesse.

Cityscape Winter 2016  

Cityscape is the ultimate, on-the-ground guide/lifestyle bible for those looking to explore and experience the very best Christchurch (New Z...

Cityscape Winter 2016  

Cityscape is the ultimate, on-the-ground guide/lifestyle bible for those looking to explore and experience the very best Christchurch (New Z...