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Contents Cityscape | Summer 2016/17





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Cityscape scopes out the city’s best festivals (including Live in Lincoln: Selwyn Sounds, featuring our cover star Annie Crummer), and a few worth travelling for as well.

Own This City

06 Word on the street Tip offs, trends and more. 08 The iconic Re:START Mall. 10 Don’t give up your day job We join the sushi maestros at Kumo Japanese Cuisine. 12 MOVERS & SHAKERS Cityscape catches up with Tequila Mockingbird and Circa 98’s Tim van Bussel. 14 Park Life Deets on the new Christchurch Adventure Park. 16 Summer EDIT This season’s must haves. 18 5 things to do Summer’s must-dos for your diary. 20 MADE IN CHCH Fine bags handmade by Florian Rhodes.


26 The gourmand’s guide to summer in Christchurch. 27 rEVIEW Cityscape hits nifty bistro Twenty Seven Steps. 29 Recipes Spicy banana ketchup & the Foamy Tart (you heard us). 31 FOOD FILES Essentials for the pantry and more besides. 32 THE A-LIST Gourmet goodies, catering, functions and venues. 35 FOOD & DRINK Dining and drinking in the city.

Fashion & Wellbeing


74 Looking good, feeling good. 75 the good life With Dr Libby. 76 endless summer Follow the sun and keep your cool. 78 gonna make you sweat We run the ruler over three on-trend city fitness centres. 80 shades of summer Bold colours lead the way. 81 style for the boys Killer looks for the dapper lad.

CS Living

90 House, home and lifestyle. 91 Hot property Hot tips from real estate guru Mary Turnbull. 92 On trend The New Year’s five hottest interior stylings. 94 read, watch, listen Reviews, profiles and goss. 95 HOME SWEET HOME Add some swag to your pad.

What’s On

100 The Christchurch hotlist. 104 Gigs, concerts & events The city’s hottest tickets. 112 THE LAST WORD CSO chief conductor Benjamin Northey.

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Editor’s Note

cityscape magazine Summer 2016/17

ceo/director Andrea Rickerby Editor Isaac Wilson Sub Editor Ben Allan Senior Designer Darlene Mineault Web Design & Development Tristan Brehaut Account Managers Derek Thorp, Viv Montgomerie Accounts Administrator Claire Ross


t doesn’t get much better – sacking out in the summer sun with good friends, sampling an awesome line-up of gourmet goodies, fine local wines and killer craft brews all set to the soundtrack of iconic Kiwi tracks! Yep, festival season is here Cityscapers, and to celebrate we’ve compiled an epic, best of ‘Festival Fever’ (p21) feature that’s jam-packed with cool tips and profiles of the fiercest local offerings, along with a few out-of-towners worth travelling for. Our special summer curation includes rocking the hottest fashions, new venues to haunt, fancy homewares and interior trends, and must-catch events. We check out the new Christchurch Adventure Park (p14), tap the culinary superstars at Twenty Seven Steps (p27), and rock a scorching summer cocktail recipe (p29). And should you overdo the good living, Dr Libby’s onboard (p75) with tips to get you back on track, along with ‘Gonna Make You Sweat’ (p78) on the city’s next-level fitness venues and trends. It’s about to get hot in the city – own it!


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Word on the Street Tip-Offs, Trends & More


Maxima Impact

Beauty junkies rejoice; the mothership of pretty that is blockbuster beauty powerhouse Mecca Maxima has launched its first New Zealand store in Christchurch’s spanking new ANZ Centre. Packed with gorgeous products, MM is renowned for its exclusive edit of more than 100 premium and cutting-edge beauty brands including Too Faced, Nars, Hourglass, BareMinerals, Origins, Soap & Glory, Urban Decay, Skyn Iceland and so many more besides, all housed in a super-slick, super-fun beautification utopia.


ll you can eat BBQ is proving a hit, with BBQ Brazil Churrasco’s addition to their flame-grilled empire with a second restaurant on Durham Street. Over on Gloucester Street swanky premium bar, kitchen and live music hotspot The Happening Bar & Kitchen joins legendary Italian/ Wanaka fave Francesca’s Italian Kitchen (handily located next to the Isaac Theatre Royal). Elsewhere in the city, Taj of India has expanded with a new eating house in Sydenham, healthy eating has arrived at vegetarian café Villa 23 on Mandeville Street in Riccarton, and on Riccarton Road Asian fusion newbie Bao Bar is rocking some seriously tasty street style eats. Popular chain Thai Chef has opened its first South Island restaurant, also on Riccarton Road, and further down Meet Fresh is another chain outlet offering Taiwanese desserts and drinks. Breathing new life into old faves are the team at No.4 Bar & Restaurant who were, at the time of press, recreating the magic at Rogues of Rotherham as a new bar and restaurant in Riccarton, while local caterers Continental have restored the iconic Mona Vale Homestead & Pantry – which boasts exciting new high tea offerings – and the Switch Espresso team have re-imagined Art Centre stalwart Le Café as Bunsen. Another newbie on the café/deli scene is Park Ranger on Riccarton Road. And there’s new fitness offerings from Iron Hood Fitness on Manchester Street and barre raisers On Pointe Barre & Wellness Studio on Bealey Avenue.

END OF AN ERA Merivale fashion stalwart Quinns has closed its iconic doors following the passing of local fashion maven and original fashionista Margaret Quinn.

WOO HOO Good times for foodies are coming with the news that Madam Woo’s Malaysian hawker-style food, courtesy of Michelin-star chef Josh Emett, is coming to the city. Construction of the 181 High Street restaurant started in November and it’s tipped to open early February, slinging its signature tasty goodness including honey and soy tossed squid, chicken and prawn laksa soup, stir fried pork belly and their famous Hawker Roll (pictured).

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Upper Cuts Congrats to our friends at True Grit on taking out five awards at the Kitomba NZARH Business Awards including New Zealand Salon of the Year, Grand Salon of the Year, Marketing Salon of the Year, Salon Design of the Year and Ashlee van Wijk winning Apprentice of the Year for the Northern/South region in New Zealand – well done guys!

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RAW NOVA MEN Dapper dudes and style hounds now have a new haunt in which to tap into the latest fashion must-haves after cutting-edge boutique and bodacious lifestyle emporium Raw Nova launched their new arm, Raw Nova Men, where labels include Deus, Neuw, Rolla’s, I Love Ugly and more.

Foot Work


Swanky and new (and purpose-built!) at the Quality Hotel Elms, the seductive Fig Restaurant is a bistro with a contemporary vibe care of a blend of the classic and the industrial. Offering up a delectable menu that runs the gamut from tempting light bites to inventive main courses and spontaneous options like ‘soup of the moment’ and ‘curry of the day’ (sign us up for the slow-cooked Texas beef brisket brioche burger!), Fig also does a handy line in outstanding espresso coffee, as well as buffet and à la carte breakfast options – and the outdoor bar is looking like a new city hotspot for long summer evening catch-ups over a killer cocktail.

Those in the know have been hitting up the shoe legends at the iconic McGregors Shoe Service on Lincoln Road for the last 30 years (the business has been operating out of the same shop since 1880!), where Adam has been smashing epic shoe repairs, alterations (including lowering heels!), leather work and key cutting alongside serving up some righteous takeaway coffee.

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The Iconic:



tarting its life as a temporary measure designed to return the spark of activity to a post-quake central Christchurch desperately in need of such a boost, Re:START Mall has celebrated its fifth year of operation – that’s about 30 times as long as the 61 days it took to convert a bunch of utilitarian shipping containers into a funky boutique retail precinct, if anyone’s counting. The colourful can-do container collection simply couldn’t have survived this long without strong support from the city though, and Christchurch has embraced Re:START in a big way – the pop-up mall has not only become one of the city’s favourite go-to meeting places, lunch spots, and shopping destinations, but is often the first place we all take visitors to. Equally iconic have been many of the Christchurch commerce legends that have called it home at various times over the years; from Stencil to Scorpio Books and Untouched World, it’s a long list. It’s not just the locals in love, either; Re:START’s been singled out for praise by travel writers and publications the world over, and is perhaps the go-to icon of the ‘new’ Christchurch. Whatever will eventually replace the much-loved mall on a more permanent basis has a tough act to follow!

Rock Stars At Youngs Jewellers, they appreciate that good jewellery stands the test of time. With this in mind, their outstanding collection of antique and contemporary jewellery is curated with an eye for true flair and those pieces that have that little bit of something special – jewellery that will never be out of style. From Victorian to Art Deco to precious gems and fine diamonds, pearls, antiques, collectables, timepieces and objects d’art, they have something for everyone, and they also offer a full range of jewellery services including valuations, restorations, and repairs.

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So summer is upon us, and that means the invitations to the back-yard soirees of friends, co-workers, relatives and maybe even neighbours (remember those?) are going to start rolling in. Everyone loves a barbie, but what we don’t love are those clueless guests that turn it into a downer. So firstly: it should go without saying, but Mum was right – never arrive empty handed. A six-pack/bottle of wine is still a minimum! If you have specific dietary requirements bring them – don’t count on your host to buy the vegan quorn sausages. And remember, once you’ve brought it, leave it! Nothing’s more undignified than the sight of you fossicking around in the fridge at the end of the night in order to retrieve a third of a bottle of Sav. Secondly: once at the event, never try to assume control of the grill – this is a blatant invasion of your host’s domain. And just as no-one likes a back street driver, your unsolicited cooking tips will probably be unappreciated as well. Thirdly: what you should volunteer for, though, is cleanup duty – here’s your guarantee of further invitations. And last but not least: stick to actual human interaction (remember that, as well?) – the person that spends all night with a drink in one hand and their phone in the other is no-one’s idea of a good time. Successful summer socialising; it’s a piece of cake!



Vine Times

Combining the ultimate trifecta of wine, opera and the summer sun, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra’s operatic summer outing PwC Opera at Pegasus Bay (18 February) is back after a smash hit inaugural year to offer up an idyllic afternoon of music in the spectacular surrounds of Pegasus Bay Winery. This can’t-miss afternoon for fans of opera fuses a trio of some of Australasia’s leading operatic voices – Madeleine Pierard, James Egglestone, and Jared Holt. They’re backed by the CSO, under the baton of chief conductor Benjamin Northey, to perform many of the most loved pieces and arias from world-famous operas, as well as some favourites from Broadway and the West End. Pack a picnic, grab something to eat on site or, for the ultimate treat, indulge yourself with a three-course feasting menu before the concert from the multi-awardwinning Pegasus Bay Restaurant’s kitchen, showcasing the best of local and seasonal ingredients, and accompanied with a selection of the finest aged wines from the family cellar.

Beloved city icon and swishy riverside venue Mona Vale Homestead & Pantry has swung open its beautifullyrestored doors and is looking better than ever, rocking one of the city’s finest high tea offerings alongside tasty breakfast, brunch and lunch options (including a packed picnic to enjoy in the stunning grounds!). It's one of the crown jewels in the Continental Catering line-up; the team have appointed legendary pastry chef Marcus Braun to create three next-level high-tea offerings including a fancy bubbles option, alongside an extraordinary array of treats – hells yeah!

DON’T GIVE UP YOUR DAY JOB “Do you know how to use a knife?,” asks Kumo Japanese Cuisine’s sushi chef extraordinaire SeungAhn Lew, pausing mid pass of the deep-bladed, super-sharp knife. I reply “yes”, taking the knife, and immediately butcher my practice sushi roll. I might look the part in my pimpin’ sushi jacket, hat and form-fitting apron, and be in the kitchen of one of Christchurch’s finest Japanese restaurants, but apparently hundreds of years of tradition, technique and craftsmanship can’t be picked up on the fly. Cutting sushi requires a moist blade, a deft, one-way slicing action and a clean knife. Lessons learned, we next tackle their signature – Kumo’s Special Roll. I scatter sesame seeds over the rice-clad nori paper and place three plump (and de-tailed) tempura prawns through the middle, drawing a thick line of aioli down one side. My sushi rolling prowess has improved and gets SeungAhn’s nod of approval. We then layer alternate slivers of salmon and scallop over the roll's top and paint with the head chef’s special unagi sauce and layers of fine ribbons of Kewpie mayonnaise. It’s then seared with a blowtorch. SeungAhn, perhaps remembering the knife incident earlier on, cautiously passes the alight torch. Accident-free though, we top with tiny pearls of topiko and finely sliced spring onions. Sure, I lose some points on the cutting and it might not be as pretty as my sensei’s, but, eyes closed, it tastes just as good!

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Movers & shakers Cityscape catches up with Tequila Mockingbird and Circa 98's new bar manager Tim van Bussel. Having worked up in Auckland for the past few years, Tim's back in Christchurch, serving ol' skool hospo realness.


hat’s your signature cocktail? The Old Fashioned. It's a versatile and simple cocktail that you should enjoy around good company within a relaxing setting. Use any great handmade bourbon for a unique taste that will please any spirit lover, while the dilution process of the Old Fashioned brings out the hidden flavours in the spirit. What’s the secret to a killer cocktail? Simplicity is key! Every spirit has a unique flavour, so making it into a cocktail should complement that – make it the hero. Making a complex cocktail will hide that and can be hard to recreate. Fave place for a big night? If I’m honest, at home having a big cocktail and dinner bash with good friends is my scene, and lasting into the late morning just tops it off. Christchurch’s hidden gem? The Sign of the Takahe – great views of the city and a very romantic spot as the sun sets. Best Sunday afternoon spot? The Wunderbar in Lyttelton. Great view of the harbour, some crazy decor and charming staff, awesome for a Sunday arvo. Fave eats? Tequila Mockingbird, for an amazing taste of Latin tapas and a fun shared dining experience.

BREAK OUT THE STUBBIES Local brewing legends Three Boys Breweries are busting out the stubbies for summer! They're launching their wicked range into 330ml bottles; the new glass packaging rocks a brighter, fresh new look that’s still all Three Boys. In addition to all your faves, you’ll want to tap all-new brews West Coast Red IPA (big citrus and pine hop flavours on a velvet-smooth malt base), and their South Pacific Bright Ale (Kiwi hop flavours on a crisp, pale malt base) – roll on summer!

Back to Nature

Already renowned throughout the city for the fare turned out by their seriously good vegetarian café, The Herb Centre is also home to the city’s finest herbal dispensary, staffed by highly-qualified naturopaths, medical herbalists, and holistic nutritionists. Their dedicated professionals are able to provide expert advice on the wide range of naturopathic prescription medicines, vitamins and nutrients, herbal medicines, medicinal herbal teas, essential oils and much more besides. Whether you’re looking for the right herbal tea to calm frazzled nerves or professional prescription-only medicines such as liquid herbal extracts and supplements not available elsewhere, they’ve got the range and the expertise to get you back to being naturally healthier.

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Park Life

Citycape checks out the city’s spanking new adventure park.



nswering the prayers of local adrenaline junkies, the slick new Christchurch Adventure Park, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, is much more than just a downhill mountain bike bonanza. While mountain biking will be one of the main attractions – the 358-hectare park (aka Cashmere Forest), which is tucked between the Port Hills’ Dyers Pass, Worsleys and Summit Roads, will open with 50 kilometres of bodacious downhill trails. These will range from options for beginners through to technical and trick/jumps, with a pump track for kids designed by local school children. An additional 50 kilometres of tracks will be built in later. The park also features the country’s longest chairlift, at 1.8 kilometres long, which can haul 1,200 riders and their bikes up the 435 vertical metres in 60 minutes – guests will be able to connect to the Crater Rim walking tracks and a world class custom-built zip line, with a series of four dual zip lines ranging from 400 metres to 1.1 kilometres in length set to race guests through and above the forest, peaking at 150 metres above the forest floor. There’s also rock-climbing facilities and a café and bar seating more than 200 people. With the park deliberately designed as sympathetic to the surrounding environment, all the buildings are located at the base of the $25 million facility, preserving the skyline. The land will also be latticed with walkways and running tracks with free entry, promoting use of the park to the greater community. Phase two will see the construction of a mountain coaster, a self-controlled luge-style ride, followed by accommodation for 284 people, with options including a hotel, chalets and dorms.

The petitioning finally paid off; legendary rocker and voice of a generation Bruce ‘The Boss’ Springsteen is primed to crank up AMI Stadium alongside the E Street Band on 21 February. Recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama (who said “I am the president, he is The Boss”), the American pied piper of cool is responsible for a string of decade-spanning hits such as ‘Dancing in the Dark’ (which helped launch Friends’ star Courtney Cox’s career when he pulled her up on stage back in 1984!), ‘Born in the USA’, ‘Born to Run’, ‘Streets of Philadelphia’, ‘I’m on Fire’, ‘Glory Days’, ‘Hungry Heart’, ‘Cover Me’, ‘The River’ … we could literally do this ALL day; you get the prolific hit-making picture. However, it’s ‘My City of Ruins’ – which he dedicated to Christchurch during his 2014 Auckland concert – that has struck an enduring chord with the city.

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1 Karen Walker Sokol Heels Gold (RRP $375)


2 18ct Rose Gold and Champagne Pear Diamond ring (RRP $7,925) from Filigree Fine Jewels 3 Ceramic Giraffe Head (RRP $85) from Joe Jandals



This season’s essentials.


7 Gin Mare (RRP $109.99) from The Beer Library

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5 Lalique Languedoc Green Crystal Vase (RRP $11,400) from Youngs Jewellers 6 An Organised Life 2017 Diary (RRP $60) from Raw Nova



4 Saben Go Tote with Pouch (RRP $350) from Issimo

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8 Bec & Bridge Rosewood Dress (RRP $379) from Raw Nova 9 Connect Storage (RRP $899 for four) from Casual & Country


5 Things To Do This Summer


world buskers festival Monkey business.  19 – 29 January


a run to remember Get up (to the Hills) and moving for a good cause.  19 February


carmen & l'arlÉsienne Petit double act from the Royal New Zealand Ballet.  16 – 18 February


NZSO: summer pops The Modern Māori Quartet bring tunes and laughs.  3 March


swan Lake St Petersburg Ballet rep fellow Russian Tchaikovsky.  29 – 31 December

survival Guide

Christmas Shopping If you’re destined to be hitting the shops at 9:47pm on Christmas Eve while ‘Snoopy’s Christmas’ drills into your ears, we might just have your "get out of Christmas shopping hell" card here! So Christmas is looming and you’ve got a telephone book (remember those?)-like gift list with too few names ticked off… OK, zero names ticked off. First of all: Prune that dead gift wood from your list. Does that cousin you haven’t seen in 4 years really need a box of Cadbury Favourites? Cut! Secondly: aimless wandering in search of inspiration is a recipe for hair-tearing disaster. Nail down a solid gift idea for each person before heading out – or at least a couple of options. Time to join the herd in the cattle-stampede-like atmosphere that is Christmas shopping. Avoid the slow-crawl road-rage nightmare that is mall parking and grab a spot a block or two away – you're less likely to buy more than you can carry. The key now is efficiency; you’re aiming to get in and out commando style. Stick to your list and budget! If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of trying to ‘see what you can find’ for someone for more than about 10 minutes, inspiration is standing you up – make like a game show contestant and phone a mutual friend or relative for ideas. If you find yourself holding the last of anything – make sure you really don’t want it before putting it down. And if it’s all getting to be too much, call a time out – a pre-Chrissie bevvie can be a lifesaver!

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#madeinchch FLORIAN RHODES


mbodying true artisan craftsmanship, the level of care, attention to detail and handcrafted prowess that goes into creating Christchurch institution Florian Rhodes’ gorgeous line of handbags and small leather goods harks back to bygone eras. While the designing, hand cutting and fashioning processes they use may be considered old-fashioned by some in this day and age, the stunning, fashion-forward and elegant results have made the brand synonymous with stylish, enduring, and endearing quality. Led by Michelle Rhodes, third owner of the business, Florian Rhodes goes for a ground-up approach when making their fine range of leather handbags, evening clutches, wallets, travel bags and accessories. Each item begins in their local tannery, with carefully selected cowhides treated as the

precious, luxury material they are to ensure excellent patterns, colour and lustre. This quality, New Zealandproduced raw material makes its way into their range of exquisite, practical designs, which draw inspiration from a 50-year-old archive of patterns, hardware and embellishments that were part of the original Florian business – but there’s also an eye towards the trending, stylish, and unique. This careful attention to craft and blend of inspirations from both the old and new results in peerless, hand-made products that are not only striking, but unmistakeably New Zealand. Their range includes bespoke, one-off creations, and they also offer a complete repair service for less enduring brands. Always in fashion and designed to last, their handcrafted products are arm candy of the highest order.

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The original Florian business is founded.


Michelle Rhodes takes over the business and the Florian Rhodes brand is launched.


Florian Rhodes open their new online store.


The company launches their store, taking their signature handmade products to the world.


Florian Rhodes joins the line-up of the contemporary creations and iconic brands at The Colombo's Collective design emporium.

Festival Fever

Cityscape scopes out the city’s top festivals and few worth travelling for. If ever there was a season for festivals, it’s summer! Nothing beats getting out in the sunshine and sacking out with a few vinos, beers and awesome eats, all set to the sweet sounds of a sensational live music line-up.

Electric Avenue

Live in Lincoln: Selwyn Sounds

Hokitika Wildfoods Festival Electric Avenue

Rhythm & Alps

World Buskers Festival


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of what is planned to be an annual event (fingers crossed!) for the uni town of – you guessed it – Lincoln, this sparkly newbie music fest is serving up a killer line-up of mostly 80s retro tunes alongside some of Canterbury’s finest food trucks, three licensed bar areas and stalls in the Lincoln Domain. Included in the epic nine-hour, nine-band line-up of New Zealand music legends are headliners Mi-Sex, recently re-formed 'April Sun in Cuba' crooners Dragon, local icon and former Exponent Jordan Luck, fronting his new Jordan Luck Band, three of the five former When the Cats Away supergroup members Annie Crummer, Margaret Urlich and Debbie Harwood, the legend that is Sharon O’Neill, and local boy made good/multi-award winning singer-songwriter of Opshop fame Jason Kerrison. Where: Lincoln Domain When: 4 March Why: 80s music lovefest More:


Your festival dollars can only stretch so far; step away from those second mortgage documents and tap our top six – a mix of sights, sounds, film, eats and drinks.


theatre back to the street, the World Buskers Festival is not only one of the best of its kind in the world, but also your best chance of getting up close and personal with some fierce fringe talents. Roll up and witness the likes of the jaw-dropping acrobatic antics set to cock-rock with Pants Down Circus: ROCK!, insane amounts of comedy from New Zealand and around the world including James Nokise, Ben Hurley and more, the genius of ventriloquist queen Nina Conti and the seriously saucy talent of the ever-popular Buskers Burlesque, featuring boundary-pushing WBF first timers The Two Wrongies and self-titled raunchy Romeo of burlesque Chris Harder. The 10-days of epic daredevilry and high-octane bedazzlement traditionally sells out, meaning you’ll want to book your tix early – super early – or miss out. Where: Various When: 19 – 29 January Why: NZ’s got (gnarly) talent More:



Injecting an infusion of French cool into the city’s cinema scene, the Alliance Française French Film Festival is a godsend to cinephiles, Francophiles, and those just in need of a France fix. It rocks an epic line-up of French language films over its fortnight-and-a-bit, including comedy, drama, genre fare and titles that have premiered at the likes of Cannes and Toronto. Early announcements among the more than 30 feature films on offer include the award-bound Monsieur Chocolat (the story of France’s first black circus artist, starring Omar Sy and James Thierrée), writer-director Rachel Lang’s heart-warming comedy-drama Baden Baden, the star power of French cinema royalty Nathalie Baye, Vincent Cassel and Marion Cotillard in It’s Only the End of the World, and gripping revenge thriller Dark Diamond. Where: Hoyts Northlands When: 9 – 26 March Why: So Frenchy, so chic! More:

THE VIP EXPERIENCE Increasingly festivals offer a VIP package – yes, they’re expensive and ‘VIP’ might not

necessarily be the best descriptor when you’re 3 deep at the bar – but they do have benefits, including all-day food and swanky chill zones. VIP zones near the stage also offer uninterrupted views of all the action. To work out if the VIP experience is for you, use A) Economics – are you likely to spend more than the cost of the VIP ticket with entrance, food and drinks? If so, the all-inclusive VIP package could even save you a few dollars; or B) Psychology – if standing shoulder-to-sweaty-shoulder amidst the heaving masses sounds too much (are festivals really your thing?), the VIP area offers an excellent reprieve – and will also drive non-VIP friends mad when you swan off to hit up the open bar.


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Festival Fever FEATURE



the brave, Hokitika’s annual Wildfoods Festival is a world famous event that channels the wild West Coast spirit. While festivalgoers can enjoy exquisite gourmet options including marinated tuna, whitebait patties, gourmet sausages, smoked salmon, wild game meats, traditional Maori hangi and more, it’s the out-there fare that has really made the festival’s name. It’s famous for serving up native New Zealand huhu grubs, but that’s just the beginning; last year’s fest put such delicacies as duck heads, crocodile bites, fish eyes, scorpions, pork blood casserole, baby octopus, worms, deep fried pigs ears, snails, and ‘mountain oysters’ on the menu. The festival’s always a chance to expose your palate to something new, and with music and cooking demos throughout the day as well, there’s never a dull moment. Where: Cass Square, Hokitika When: 11 March Why: Fear Factor on ‘roids More:



reputation as being the country’s largest outdoor beer festival (and some – in fact, us – would say the best), this epic afternoon and evening dedicated to the nation’s favourite amber liquid is heaven for hopheads. You’ll navigate more than 300 beers and ciders on tap from 40 breweries – add in some of the region’s and city’s top eats and shoulder-tap some of the country’s best musos including The Mockers (specifically reformed after 30 years for the day!), The Chills, Katchafire and Delaney Davidson, and you’ve got one heck of a beerstravaganza. You can even further your education by attending Pomeroy’s Craft Beer Academy and pick up some tips from Josh Emett in the Cooking Theatre or from the craft brew knights of the (round?) SOBA Brewer’s Table – it doesn’t get any better. Where: Hagley Park When: 28 January Why: 300+ beers and ciders More:



The South Island’s leading New Year’s Eve and Day music festival Rhythm & Alps (or R&A among the cool kids) is also the largest staged in the mainland. It attracts thousands of music fans/ revellers/campers to the stunning scenery of the Cardrona Valley near Wanaka, Central Otago for two days and nights of massive on-stage action from a huge line-up of New Zealand and international musos. This year the line-up includes Devilskin, Cut Snake, Dub FX, Six 60, Sachi, Dusky and Arma Del Amor, among others. With a legendary party atmosphere, a wide range of options for stepping up your experience to VIP status, accommodation options ranging from camping, glamping and teepees (!) to hotels, and a truly wondrous location (the heart of the South Island, no less), this is one for every festival-goer’s bucket list. Where: Robrosa Station, Wanaka When: 30 & 31 December Why: 41-hour party people! More:

SURVIVING THE DAY/NIGHT Festival season offers a gazillion opportunities to become a social media

statistic, but this minefield is easily navigated with a little common sense. First thing’s first – be your own best friend and ward off sunstroke and killer hangovers by slapping on some sunscreen. Enjoy the occasional glass of water (hydration is key, people – beer is not a water substitute!) and wash a pre-emptive painkiller down with an electrolyte drink before calling it a day. Rock some headgear, whether wacky or tres chic – a hat will not only keep off the sun, but give your besties something to spot in the crowd. Finally, layer up – the weather can get real, real-quick yeah? Give yourself some ensemble options.


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FEATURE Festival Fever

Road Trip

Sometimes out of town festivals are just so awesome you’ve really got no choice but to pack up the car and make tracks across the country – road trips and festivals go hand-in-hand (though flying is acceptable for the time poor). Here’s our pick of the hottest. Highlights on the culinary festival scene include the Wellington Wine & Food Festival (10 – 11 March, Wellington), which pairs the region’s best local gourmet producers and restaurants with local wineries and breweries in a showcase of the tastiest in local goodness; in the South Island, the Gibbston Wine and Food Festival (18 March, Queenstown) is Queenstown’s premiere wine and food festival and showcases the region’s finest, while the Marlborough Wine & Food Festival (11 February, Blenheim) is New Zealand’s longest-running wine festival – with a natural home in Marlborough, it invites festival goers to Brancott Vineyard (one of New Zealand’s oldest and scenic wine estates) to enjoy not only the world-famous products of the many vineyards in the region, but also delicious local cuisine.

For music-driven shenanigans, look up the Rhythm siblings: Rhythm and Alps (30 – 31 December, Wanaka) is a New Year music festival that is the largest staged in the South Island, and attracts thousands of eager festival goers to the jaw-slackening natural environment and wonder that is the Cardrona Valley in Central Otago. It's two days and nights of awesome music from a huge line-up of Kiwi and international acts. North Island counterpart Rhythm and Vines (29 – 31 December, Eastland), meanwhile, is arguably New Zealand’s most renowned music festival, and makes the most of the natural charms of another stunning part of the country, basing itself at the Waiohika Estate vineyard. In Auckland, Laneway Festival (30 January), part of an international circuit that sees similar events staged in Singapore, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Fremantle, and Melbourne, is one of the country’s premier music events, while the city’s reggae and roots outing RaggaMuffin (18 February) celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017. In Wellington, the gigantic annual music festival Homegrown (4 March) rocks six specialist stages

MUSIC Kick back to the sounds of summer with the day-long Nostalgia Festival (4 March, Ferrymead Heritage Park), a celebration of independent music set within the replica 1900s township that’s backed by the soundtrack of New Zealand’s top indie artists busting out some top tunes over two stages. Adding international artists to the mix, Electric Avenue Music Festival (25 February, Hagley Park) rocks three stages and features 30 performers over 12 hours in the heart of Hagley Park, while Live in Lincoln: Selwyn Sounds (4 March, Lincoln Domain) winds back the clock with an epic retro offering of some of the country’s most famous hitmakers, including Mi-Sex, Dragon, Margaret Urlich, Jordan Luck and Sharon O’Neill.

Auckland Arts Festival

Dunedin Fringe Festival

Hokitika Wildfoods Festival


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Marlborough Wine & Food Festival

and up to 50 local acts spread around the city’s waterfront during a 10-hour non-stop party dedicated to Kiwi music. Combo festivals offering a little of everything include rising star on the country’s festival calendar, Sundaise Festival (10 – 12 March, Waihi), a three-day celebration of music, art, and sustainability in the Coromandel, and Auckland’s waterfront New Years Eve bash Wondergarden (31 December), which fuses an epic musical line-up with roaming performers and lighting installations. Also in the City of Sails is the Auckland Arts Festival (8 – 26 March) an 18-day bonanza of theatre, concerts, art installations, exhibitions, performances, and much more, while the Takaka hilltop Luminate Festival (1 – 8 February) on Canaan

Downs is a week-long music, visual and performing arts and lifestyle (read: hippie) festival where attendees camp amidst native bush. For a retro-fuelled extravagance, head to the party weekend that is Napier’s Art Deco Festival (15 – 19 February), an annual heritage celebration of the 20s and 30s that plays host to a raft of events that includes grand balls, street parties, banquets, costumed events, flight displays, and a hugely popular soapbox derby. If the obscure, strange and unusual is more your thing, you need to hit up the Dunedin Fringe Festival (9 – 19 March) where experimental contemporary art is served to a wider audience, celebrating the new, quirky, out-there, bizarre and exciting over an action-packed 10 days in the funky southern city.

Food & Drink

There can be no better reason to get your festival on than an epic line up of eats and drinks! Kick back in the sun and eat and drink your way around The Great Kiwi Beer Festival (28 January, Hagley Park), which sees the nation’s finest craft brewers showcase their wares in a cornucopia for hopheads. Dubbed the coolest little wine festival in the country, Waipara’s North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival (12 March, Glenmark Domain) showcases the outstanding wines of the Waipara region and gourmet treats from the region’s local producers and top Christchurch chefs and restaurants. And the unforgettable Hokitika Wildfoods Festival (11 March, Cass Square) serves up some offally good fare; enough to test the mettle of the most cast-ironstomached gourmand. Fortunately the heaping helping of the famous West Coast hospitality that you also get is very palatable indeed!


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MULTI-STAGING Sometimes music festivals have such epic line-ups they just can’t be contained on one stage! While this might seem like a first-world gripe, the introduction of a second or third stage can mean you might be faced with some tough calls – particularly if two or more of your faves are rocking similar timeslots. But it doesn’t have to be all Sophie’s Choice – you can watch it all, and it doesn’t involve cloning yourself! Firstly, check the timetable and pull together your hit list – it’s worth noting that things will be running on ‘festival time’ and will generally be running later than anticipated. You’ll also note that these are also timed to overlap, meaning you can catch the start and end of most gigs – when they’ll be pulling out the big guns. Another way to keep tabs on what’s going down is finding the ‘sweet spot’ – a place where you can see multiple stages and keep tabs on what’s happening on each, then move in for the killer tracks.

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LITTLE ITALY Perfectly positioned alongside the Isaac Theatre Royal, the newly-minted Christchurch operation of famed Wanaka culinary institution Francesca’s Italian Kitchen has all of its southern sibling’s hallmarks; authentic, traditional Italian cuisine served in hip, welcoming surrounds by passionate and enthusiastic foodies. Beyond the slick glass exterior, rustic mixes with industrial cool; an ornate gold-framed mirror behind the bar overlooks dark wooden tables topped with quirky jar-potted plants, and flocks of sepia-tinged family photos are scattered across fresh white walls, while a soaring ceiling instils a sense of occasion. Taking pride of place, the open, wood-fired pizza oven exposes the culinary nerve centre, where slackened dough is transformed into crispy, thin-based pizza perfection. Impossibly crispy golden polenta fries paired with an earthy truffle aioli and super light pillows of potato gnocci married to the meaty hit of fall-aparttender braised beef cheeks are highlights, but the lascivious tornado of tiramisu and glass-cloched set lemon cream from the dolci menu steal the show.

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ike a cunning optical illusion, the slinky single New Regent Street shop front entrance (about to be transformed into a hip alfresco bar!) makes way for an intimate and swishy second-floor dining space that spans the width of four shops. The space channels bistro-luxe sophistication sans the stuffy pretension; timber floors and dark wood tables – complete with guttering candlelight and vintage, purposefully mismatched, crockery – are joined by eclectic retro light fittings, black and white tiling (done right) and a slick, black-tiled bar that infuses timeless Euro-cool. Complimentary slabs of warm homemade rosemary, fennel and feta bread are a crafty culinary contradiction: light and moist with a chewy crust, yet packed with a herby, moreish flavour density. It’s brilliant with sips of the fine-beaded bubbles gently boiling in lightly

condensation-frosted flutes. Equally effervescent is our host Megan (Meg) Stelma, who takes us through the new summer menu showcasing the finest locally-sourced goodness. We start with sautéed squid, in which tender white links are teamed with chunks of feisty smoky Chorizo Garcia, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas and peppery rocket that’s tangy with lemon and garlic. The two duck egg-sized quenelles of silken duck liver parfait coat the mouth like a fine foie gras – it’s eye-rollingly good paired with the sticky sweetness of an intense muscovado and onion jam with a devilish bite. The excitement mounts with the arrival of our mains: pan-fried groper stacked in a towering tangle of fresh salad greens, crunchy roasted nuts and seeds and the genius of sweet/tart explosive pops of pomegranate seeds. It’s joined by the classic signature Twenty Seven

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Steps chargrilled aged Canterbury beef fillet, a meltingly meaty hit. Some of the most exceptional beef that’s ever touched a fork, it’s capped by the earthy richness of a bone marrow crust and served alongside buttery layers of piquant horseradish and potato gratin and a tastebud-teasing jus. Admittedly we’re comfortably full by this point, but neither of us is willing to leave without tapping the baked chocolate ganache. It proves to be one of the night’s best choices, with the ganache’s firm exterior making way for a dreamy molten choc explosion and a next-level pairing with both the roasted crunch of spiced hazelnuts and a ravishingly bitter/sweet syrupy orange oil, while the velvety cool of a homemade crème fraîche ice cream cuts through the delicious decadence, inciting duelling forks over our epic finale.




uxe new addition to the city The Happening Bar & Kitchen is a swanky premium bar, kitchen and live music hotspot that brings a Baz Luhrmann Gatsby-esque swag and sophistication to a Christchurch evening out. Handily located close to New Regent Street and just down from the Isaac Theatre Royal, The Happening welcomes you in with an air of opulence and class, proving conclusively that black never goes out of style with its black and gold stylings, lush tactile wallpaper, tufted chairs, and darkly gleaming bar. Pull up a leather chair or perch on one of the barstools where Gatsby himself would feel at home and peruse their extensive options. The food is a collection of recipes of outstanding dishes from Europe with their own Happening twist – think succulent Spanish skewers of meat and seafood, their own signature butter milk fried chicken, a baked fillet of Akaroa salmon served with stir fried sesame pok choi and a chilli, lime and coriander rice, and their exciting take on the traditional Portuguese dish, the thrilling (seriously!) Happening Frenchsingha. Drinks wise, you’ll find Johnny Walker Blue alongside award-winning local craft beers (dispensed via specially-designed bodacious barrel taps), flights of outstanding wines from around New Zealand, and a hot and happening premium cocktail list designed to delight.

Meat Market

Cityscape caught Cashmere Cuisine’s Kurt Robinson for the lowdown on dry aged beef. Dry aged beef has become increasingly popular in the butchery and restaurant industries, and because of this I decided to invest in a custom-built dry-aging cabinet. The dry aging cabinet has a constant flow of air and is running at a constant 2 degrees Celsius and humidity of 65%. In this environment, and over a varied amount of time (anything from 7 and up to 80 days), the enzymes in the beef break down the proteins into amino fatty acids and aromatic fatty acids, causing the beef to intensify and become richer in flavour. While this is happening the enzymes are also working to weaken and break down the meat fibres, which is naturally tenderising the meat and giving it a much softer texture. I find that the more fat or bone that is on the primal cut, the more it is protected and the longer and better it will age. Marbled T-bone steaks, rump or ribeye on the bone are incredible cuts to age. Dry-aged meat should be well respected and deserves to be cooked medium rare and well rested and, of course, don’t forget to season it well!

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SUMMER SESSIONALS Crack on this summer with these killer drops from The Beer Library.

Craftwork Autobarn (RRP $16.49) Pelican Kiwanda Cream Ale (RRP $6.99)

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In the Kitchen

With Andrew Brown

Spicy Banana Ketchup Born out of a shortage of tomato ketchup for US soldiers in the Philippines during World War II, this exotic spicy alternative made creative use of the country’s plentiful supply of bananas. At Dragons Den Social Lounge we use this under our panko sesame crumbed pork belly and blue swimmer crab salad (pictured), which lends a tropical heat to the dish. Shopping list 4 tbsp peanut oil or canola 2 small onions (chopped) 3 garlic cloves (minced) 4 chillies (medium heat – chopped) 3 tbsp tomato paste 4 large ripe bananas (mashed) 250ml apple cider vinegar 120ml water 4 tbsp dark brown sugar ½ tsp black pepper ¼ tsp ground cloves ¼ tsp turmeric ¼ tsp salt 2 tsp soy sauce 1 bay leaf 1 kaffir lime leaf

Making it happen Heat the oil over medium heat, then add the onion and cook, stirring often, until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and chillies, stir, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until aromatic. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring often, until the mixture is orange/ red and the tomato is no longer visible. Add the mashed bananas and stir to combine well. Then add the vinegar, water, sugar, pepper, clove, turmeric, salt, soy sauce, bay leaf and lime leaf. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to simmer, partially covered, for 20 to 30 minutes until thick – like ketchup! Remove from the heat and cool for 10 minutes. Remove and discard the bay and lime leaves. Use a mini food processor or blender to puree the mixture. Taste and add water to thin, sugar to sweeten, or vinegar for more acid. Keeps up to 3 weeks refrigerated.

BANANARAMA Widely used on pretty much everything deep-fried in the Philippines – don’t expect it to taste like too much like bananas.

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cocktail Tequila Mockingbird and Circa 98 bar tsar Tim van Bussel and general manager Renae Pirini have whipped up the pavlova-in-a-glass decadence that is the venue’s signature summer tipple – the Foamy Tart!

Foamy Tart Fixin’s 20ml lime juice 10ml passionfruit pulp 40ml 42 Below Passionfruit 20ml Licor 43 2 sprigs of mint Meringue mixture (for topping) Method Three-quarters fill a highball glass with crushed ice and add the spirits, juice and pulp. Top with half a shaker and shake well. Carefully remove shaker. Take one of the sprigs of mint and clap between your hands, then stir into the cocktail. Pipe meringue mixture over the top, then caramelise with a chef’s blow torch. Garnish with second sprig of mint.


The Michelin Man


ichelin-star-quality cuisine has arrived in Christchurch, with Saggio di vino’s new owner and chef patron David Napier stepping into the pass at the super luxe fine dining stalwart. No stranger to the Saggio legacy (or Michelin stars!), David discovered his passion for high-end culinary creativity while working in the kitchen for the legendary restaurant and wine bar’s previous owners Lisa Scholz and Yommi Pawelke. Following this stint he headed overseas, furthering his craft in the two Michelin-starred restaurant Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley Hotel and the renowned Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. His goal now, alongside culinary alchemist and sous chef Christian Bochsbichler, is bringing Michelin-quality food to lucky local diners – and he’s totally nailing it!

SHANGHAI SURPRISE Propaganda-style artwork lines the walls (including owner and dumpling master Norman, serving Chairman Mao-realness) and elaborate Chinese lanterns hang from the ceiling at Shanghai Street Dumplings where, no surprises, dumplings are the eponymous attraction. Choose from classic Shanghai dumplings, sui mai, Shanghai xiao long bao (a must), and the highly-addictive golden crispiness of pan fried pork buns (OK, technically not a dumpling, but they’re SO good), where a crunchy exterior meets the sticky, moreish and meaty interior that is the hallmark of the yum cha staple – which has been tricked-up and super-sized. Yuss.

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Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 2014 With fruits from vines close to 30 years old, this office fave greets with eager hints of passionfruit, gooseberry and fresh rosemary on the nose, while eight months aging on lees brings an exquisite balance to the delightful nettle zest of the sauvignon blanc for a perfectly packaged, tight-knit and decadently dry, crisp and memorable finish with flinty minerality. RRP $31 Waipara Hills Pinot Gris 2016 Perfect with spicy dishes courtesy of a long, crisp dry finish and light acidic tingle, this bad boy won gold and a Champion trophy at this year’s New Zealand International Wine Awards. Expect toffee apple with hints of quince paste and sticky nougat on the nose with a luxurious mouthfeel, and flourishes of crisp apple and pear alongside a whispering hum of ginger. RRP $21.90 Terrace Edge Liquid Geography Riesling 2015 This multi-award winning organic offering earns its stripes with aromas of citrus and honeysuckle. Gently unctuous with subtle honey (courtesy of a portion of botrytised fruit), musk, and wild botanical notes; expect to savour a long, crisp finish courtesy of lacy acidity and fresh mineral flourishes. RRP $19.50

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food files DECONSTRUCTING … Kumo Japanese Cuisine’s Grilled Salmon with Miso Aioli Sauce

Micro greens add an element of freshness

Avocado adds a creamy hit

Lotus chips add a delicious crunch

Miso aioli brings an earthy goodness

Crispy salmon seduces

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Beat the summer heat with the Mediterranean Food Company’s epic range of 15 Siviero Maria traditional Italian gelato flavours ($9.90 per litre), imported straight from Italy to your freezer – we hear the pistachio is particularly boss!

Club Med The Caffeine Laboratory are bringing their A-game with their new Mediterranean-inspired brunch offering of avocado, dukkah, fried halloumi and poached eggs with dressed greens and a sensational smoked tomato and capsicum salsa to seal the deal.

Summer Sippers The legends at Smirnoff have launched their Smirnoff Pure range of pre-mixed vodkas, featuring natural flavours and colours, and no preservatives, just in time for summer. Rocking the quenching combos of Classic Lime & Soda, Cranberry Apple & Soda, Ginger Lime & Soda, and Passionfruit & Soda, and weighing in at 4.5% alcohol, they’re perfect for keeping cool on long hot days.

Ori-Gin Delicious gin precursor Rutte Old Simon Genever (RRP $88.99) from The Beer Library is a traditional Dutch spirit. Following an ancient recipe, this bodacious bevvie is distilled from grains, herbs and juniper berries, while roasted nuts bring a next-level flavour hit. 31 Summer 16/17

Hot off the Grill Chinwag’s succulent flame-grilled king prawn salad hits it out of the park by combining the smoky goodness of the tender prawns with the taste bud blitz of fresh lemongrass, mint and lime – yowza!

Eat This Now The rock star addition to Table at Monk’s new summer menu piles oven-baked portobello mushroom with tomato, spinach and a poached egg atop a bangin’ herbed parmesan polenta cake and served with some seriously fierce house-made hollandaise sauce on the side.

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UCSA Event Centre

Scoff & Quaff

Located in the heart of Ilam, the UCSA Event Centre is a versatile function space close to both the airport and the city centre. The venue’s on-site kitchens, caterers, parking and large outdoors space makes it the perfect venue for hosting a private dinner, corporate awards night, or a large public event!

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!



Get in touch with the UCSA’s team of event and function coordinators to enquire about using the space for your next event.

Grab a ticket or a gift voucher today!

027 809 9972

022 0911 776

The Beam Gallery

murder mystery dinner theatre

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

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



74 Victoria Street


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The Beer Library

Cashmere Cuisine

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

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.

gourmet food store

gourmet meats

363 Colombo Street 03 379 2337

Strong believers in preserving the fine art of butchery! 18 Colombo Street 03 332 6071 or 021 224 4590 Find them on Facebook

white heart specialty nut butters

gourmet trails

gourmet food

Navigating city eats is at hand with the new Cityscape App.

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

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The Lincoln Pantry

Yumm. is your friendly food supplier, using locally grown produce and baking delectable goods fresh daily. They offer a great range of luxury pantry items and kitchen equipment from well-known New Zealand brands such as The Nutmylk Co and Fix and Fogg. Take a look at their range for sensational gift ideas for Christmas and beyond!

Catering to the organic, gourmet and health-conscious foodie, The Lincoln Pantry is worth a trip from the city. Fine teas, artisan cheeses and pickles aplenty adorn the upcycled pallet shelving, along with an extensive range of local and international oils, vinegars and condiments. Organic wholefoods and fresh produce also play a starring role alongside delicious gluten, dairy and sugar free goodies. Awesome Atomic coffee and warm hospitality make this wee gem a ‘must visit’. Open 7 days.

gourmet food store

gourmet food store

Ideal for everyone from the hard to buy for to those that have it all. Friendly staff are always on hand to help! The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street 03 365 2440 Find them on Instagram

5 Robert Street 03 325 7717

Totally Gluten Free Bakery

the cupcake collection

All products at the Totally Gluten Free Bakery are handmade with love, with bread baked fresh daily. They also have dairy-free options and a small range of egg-free goodies available, and can cater for your occasional cake needs – birthdays, wedding cakes, anniversaries, etc.

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


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


gourmet food store

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Mediterranean food company & cafÉ

taste @ twenty

Gourmet Food Store/Catering

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

gourmet food/cafÉ

A unique neighbourhood store by the Cashmere Hills.

322 Tuam Street 03 379 5122, 7 Conway Lane, Rangiora 03 310 7020

20 Colombo Street 03 982 1399

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

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Gourmet ‘bistro-style’ takeaway lunches and dinners served hot and ready to go. Menu changes often. Pop up Establishment of the Year 2016 at The Canterbury Hospitality Awards! 99 Victoria Street 03 420 2211

maison de crepes creperie

meet fresh

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

A popular chain in Asia, North America, Australia and New Zealand, Meet Fresh is open in Christchurch! Their specialty Taiwanese desserts are made the old-fashioned way to preserve traditional tastes. Handmade with fresh ingredients and no added preservatives, their delicious desserts are natural and healthy. There’s also a wide range of drinks to choose from. Try a new taste sensation that will keep you coming back for more!

The Colombo 027 465 0101



Open Mon – Wed/Sun 12pm – 11am, Thu – Sat 12pm – 12am. 100 Riccarton Road Summer 16/17

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Alvarado’s Mexican Cantina

Aroy thai restaurant

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

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

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

Thai cuisine that will leave you speechless!

mexican/cosy pub


61 Victoria Street 03 365 2400

Arjee bhajee Euro-Indian Fusion

A Christchurch favourite since opening in 2001, Arjee Bhajee serves up delicious Euro-Indian cuisine creations that are free of food colours and preservatives. Indian with attitude, Arjee Bhajee brings a fresh outlook on and approach to traditional Indian cuisine which gives it an exciting point of difference. Arjee Bhajee’s focus on healthy, natural food has proved popular with Christchurch diners, as well as travellers, who have awarded the restaurant the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for four consecutive years since 2012. 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. In a hurry? Go for their “World’s Fastest Indian” option. Fresh chilled curries are available for $10, and come readyto-go with rice. Grab the fresh chilled curry and rice from the fridge and out you go. Get your curry fix today! Gluten- and dairy-free food available. Dine in and takeaway. 13C Riccarton Road, Riccarton 03 365 6633

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

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Bao Bar

Asian fusion

The Asiatique malaysian/thai

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

Bao Bar is a new fully licensed café, restaurant and bar that experiments with delicious ingredients to bring you authentic Asian flavours at affordable prices. They bring inspiration from the streets of Asia to Riccarton; the environment is different but the soul remains the same! All ingredients are prepared fresh each day, creating a flavour so good that it reminds you why being foodobsessed (and specifically obsessed with finding the best Asian fusion food in town) is always worth it. Enjoy! 111A Riccarton Road 03 343 5588 Find them on Facebook

bbq BRazil Churrasco south american

Now open, BBQ Brazil Churrasco brings an authentic dining experience from Brazil to Christchurch. Churrasco is a unique BBQ art used in Brazil for centuries. The meat is traditionally placed on skewers and grilled on an open charcoal flame for perfect succulence. Brazilian steakhouses commonly serve this mouthwatering culinary art in the Rodizio manner. Rodizio-style serving brings a wide variety of different cuts of beef, pork, chicken, and vegetarian skewers (including the famous grilled pineapple with cinnamon!) directly and continuously to your table on an “all you can eat” basis. There’s no ordering or waiting – just sit back, relax, and enjoy as skewers of prime New Zealand meat and poultry arrive Rodizio-style at your table. The Passadores (meat carvers) will be past regularly, serving deliciously grilled meat directly from the grill onto your plate until you can’t eat any more – simply grab your tongs and help yourself! Vegetarians need not miss out either, with all you can eat vegetarian skewers such as vegetarian sausage also available, and delicious Brazilian side dishes offered up in unlimited amounts. There’s even delicious desserts available for those with room left! New central city venue NOW OPEN in Durham Street! 505A Papanui Road 03 354 8541 205 Durham Street 03 377 3741

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belgian beer cafÉ torenhof

Bishop Brothers

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

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

new zealand/belgian

Enjoy their specials, happy hours, or book your function. 13 Stanley Street 03 377 1007

New zealand/cosy pub

119 Farrington Avenue 03 359 2930

Bloody Mary’s

Steakhouse/swishy bar

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

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The Brickworks new zealand/cosy pub

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

Café Sismo Café

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

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Café Valentino


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

A modern eatery located on New Regent Street, next to the Isaac Theatre Royal, this small, unique 2-storied space, serves fresh, seasonal and healthy food daily, all made with local produce. They offer cabinet goodies, the best burgers and fresh food prepared on the spot, and a small selection of NZ wines, craft beers and beverages – not to mention amazing coffee! The menu changes seasonally to ensure you get vibrant flavours and fresh produce.

Get into Café Valentino for a thoroughly satisfying summer!

Enjoy a real coffee shop culinary experience.

168 St Asaph Street 03 377 1886

1 New Regent Street Find them on Facebook/Instagram


CAstle rock cafÉ

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

Nestled amongst the backdrop of the Heathcote hills, Castle Rock Café caters for all dietary requirements with tasty cabinet fare and menu during the week and the city’s best all-day weekend menu. It's fully licensed and helmed by award-winning team G.M Roy Ani and head chef Candice Davies; expect exceptional service and exquisite fare from locally-sourced organic and freerange produce. Castle Rock – it’s definitely worth finding!

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

21 Mary Muller Drive 03 384 5263




steakhouse/live music

1 Papanui Road 03 355 9543

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Chi Kitchen Chinese

Be transported to the streets of Guangzhou and enjoy authentic Cantonese food at Chi Kitchen. In the heart of the city, Chi Kitchen is the ideal place for late night and affordable dining where you can enjoy the fresh, natural flavours and aromas of Cantonese cuisine. The authentic Cantonese-inspired menu is large and varied, composed of forty nine dishes from dumplings, wontons, Shai Mai, to soups, noodles and stir-fries straight from the wok, and is available from 5:30pm till late Wed – Sun. For a more traditional dining experience Chi Kitchen also offers the Chef’s Banquet of wontons, chicken and corn soup, steamed rice and a selection of five mains for only $30 per person, or the Chef’s Imperial Banquet of two entrees, chicken and corn soup, steamed rice and a selection of seven mains for only $38 per person. If you are not sure what to choose, then Chi Kitchen also has a Dish of Month (chosen by Chi’s customers), with a $5 discount off the normal price. Chi Kitchen is a modest and minimalist space based on a palette of red and gold tones, providing an intimate and genuine Cantonese dining experience. R20 venue and bookings are recommended – phone 03 371 2442 or visit the website to book: Dress code applies. 30 Victoria Street 03 365 9999

Clink Restaurant & bar

NEW Zealand/cosy pub

Clink’s sunny, sheltered courtyard is the perfect summer destination for fresh, contemporary cuisine, cocktails, craft beer & fine wines. Dinner 7 nights. Sat/ Sun brunch. Function venue. 29 Wakefield Avenue 03 326 5353

the Cornershop Bistro

Chong’s Restaurant chinese

new zealand/european

Have you tried traditional Chinese hotpot before? For a fun and social night out, Chinese hotpot dinners are hard to beat. Chong’s have over 60 ingredients that you can cook at your own table! They also offer other Chinese cuisine – handmade dumplings, sweet and sour chicken, sizzling hotplates of stir-fried meats, and must-try Chinese beers. Book your next function at their handy central city location, not far from the Isaac Theatre Royal. Shop 17, Cathedral Junction, 111 Worcester Street 03 377 3572 Find them on Facebook

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

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Cocopelli Gourmet Pizza Bar

The craic irish bar

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

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


P2 The Palms Arena, Marshland Road 03 386 2220

cosy pub

84B Riccarton Road 03 343 4657


The Den 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.

See you at The Cuban!

The Chateau on the Park, 189 Deans Avenue 03 348 8999 chateauontheparkchristchurch.

Live music/Swishy Bar

swishy bar

236 St Asaph Street 03 260 2605


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dim 7th

DUO Dining Room & Bar

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

Centrally located on the corner of Hereford Street and Rolleston Avenue by Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens and the Arts Centre, DUO is about sharing food and cultures. Their concept of a Modern Asian eatery provides an adventurous yet authentic cross-cultural dining experience.

363 Lincoln Road, Addington 03 379 5779

12 Hereford Street (main entrance on Rolleston Avenue) 03 423 1212

swishy bar/live music

modern Asian

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

Embers Restaurant

Emperor’s New Clothes

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

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 organic ice creams. A must-visit when you’re up the hill!



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

95B Dyers Pass Road 03 332 0131

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Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar New zealand

Sophisticated, sociable and relaxed, Fiddlesticks is one of Christchurch’s best retreats. This distinctive, centrally-located restaurant and bar provides an inviting atmosphere for whiling away some time. Dine al fresco and watch the street-side activity from their sheltered courtyard, or join friends in one of the intimate dining spaces. The talented kitchen crew provide sensational inseason local fare; beautiful tasters and intriguing meals. 48 Worcester Boulevard 03 365 0533

FREEMANS italian/pizza

Freemans has been serving the Lyttelton locals and wider Christchurch for 10 years. Their mission is consistency; great food, great service every time. Their niche is handmade pizza and pasta, enjoyed in the intimate dining room or with panoramic views from the covered, heated deck. They roast their own coffee, and have stunning wines on tap and live jazz on THE DECK every Sunday afternoon. $20 pizza and $23 pasta every Wed/Thu. 47 London Street 03 328 7517

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Francesca’s Italian Kitchen Italian

Francesca’s Italian Kitchen has become a beloved stalwart of the Wanaka culinary scene, and now they’ve brought their delicious fare to Christchurch, right next door to the Isaac Theatre Royal. They are passionate about authentic Italian cuisine and use local, seasonal produce to create their ever-changing, highlytempting menu. To accompany their dishes they offer a wide range of beverages to enjoy, including many Italian and local wines. 149 Gloucester St 03 374 9790

Garden hotel restaurant

Gold & Jade restaurant

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

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

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

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!

110 Marshland Road 03 386 0088

4 – 6 Brake Street 03 943 6688



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the happening bar & kitchen european/swishy bar

This brand new central city venue offers outstanding hospitality near the Isaac Theatre Royal and the bustling New Regent Street. Step inside and enter their luxe, elegant space, with the custom-designed furniture and opulent black and gold decor creating a space where the Great Gatsby would surely feel at home. Pull up a chair and experience dining like no other, with exceptional service joining the luxurious setting. Meat lovers in particular may find it difficult to go past the signature dish, the Frenchsingha – a Portugueseinspired sandwich that contains a medium rare steak, chorizo, and bacon drenched in a beer-buttered sauce – but there’s plenty more to intrigue and entice on their Europeaninspired menu with a twist, including a number of glutenfree and vegetarian options. It’s all complemented with New Zealand wines and local, award-winning craft beers served up on tap from their custom-designed barrels, and capped off with live music on Friday and Saturday nights from talented local acts. It’s the perfect place for dinner before your show at the Isaac Theatre Royal or drinks and a chat afterwards, or simply a relaxed, enjoyable social occasion – a romantic dinner, catch-up with friends, or some after-work drinks with a touch of class. Discover a new Christchurch night-out favourite! 165 Gloucester Street 03 261 9114

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gusto restaurant & Bar

harvard bar & cafÉ

This new modern restaurant and bar in Burnside is open from 7:30am Mon – Fri for breakfast, cabinet food, coffee, lunch, and dinner, and weekends from 9am. Call in to their welcoming, warm space for an excellent coffee, or head to the sun-drenched outdoor area after work for a beer or wine from their extensive drinks range, and enjoy one of the great dishes from the Italian-inspired menu, which includes a great range of pizzas, pastas, salads and more.

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.

175 Roydvale Avenue 03 420 0111 Find them on Facebook

Now open 7 days for lunch and dinner!

new zealand

cosy pub/new zealand

14 Henry Wigram Drive 03 341 5910

The Herb Centre cafÉ/vegetarian

hello sunday cafÉ

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


This much loved wholefoods café focuses on heathy eating by creating seasonal vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food. Health-promoting drinks are their specialty – herbal tea blends, Dandechino, ginger tonic, tumeric latte made with house-made nut milk, and of course, wonderful Switch coffee. Everything is made inhouse, the traditional way. Drop in to enjoy something delicious and healthy in their tranquil herb garden. 223 Kilmore Street 03 365 3011 Summer 16/17

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Host Restaurant and Karaoke Bar CHINESE/KARAOKE/BAR

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

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Kingsford Kitchen cafÉ/new zealand

khmer cambodian cuisine cambodian

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


Kingsford Kitchen offers handcrafted foods including a selection of delicious cabinet items (from gourmet open pies to fresh salads and wraps), plus a new concept in dining – the small plate menu, perfect for sharing with friends or for those who get menu envy or simply can’t choose! An extensive gluten-free range is also available. Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, Kingsford Kitchen is also available as a private evening event venue. 6 Kingsford Smith Drive, Rangiora 03 313 2190 Summer 16/17

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Maddison’s restaurant new zealand

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 palate-pleasing menus. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, pre-theatre and private dining. 28 Cathedral Square 03 983 4895 maddisonsrestaurant

Lot 55

Merrin Street Brewery Bar

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

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


Cosy Pub/New Zealand

Check it out weekdays 7:30am – 3:30pm or email 55 Jack Hinton Drive 03 339 3595


Avonhead Mall, 210 Withells Road 03 358 8184 Summer 16/17

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MEXICO mexican

Mexico is an immersive dining experience inspired by the street cuisine and culture of its namesake country. A range of authentic and fusion Mexican dishes are served to you in a fast paced and energetic atmosphere, drenched in bright colour and bold imagery. The menu is seasonal, changing every three months to ensure you always receive vibrant flavours and fresh produce. Check out their new menu with brand new dishes and old customer favourites like their famous fried chicken! 203 Manchester Street 03 374 5422

Milieu CafÉ


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

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

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

mona vale homestead & PANTRY cafÉ/NEW ZEALAND

Rebuilt brick by brick and decked out in her heritage best, Mona Vale Homestead & Pantry is once again welcoming visitors from early December, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch plus exquisite high teas. Also hosting special private occasions or corporate events, either in the Homestead or an elegant marquee on the Iris Lawn. 40 Mona Vale Avenue 0800 426 684

No.4 bar & restaurant new zealand/cosy pub

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

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The Nook

O.G.B Bar & café

Nestled in historic New Regent Street in the city’s heart, The Nook is a little Thai place that packs a powerful punch. Drop by for an awesome (and great value!) Thai lunch, dinner, or drinks – grab a seat downstairs, upstairs or outside and enjoy great Thai cuisine at this cosy spot as you watch the world go by. All new menu now available, including great options for the kids, and plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options!

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


cafÉ/swishy bar

24 New Regent Street 03 377 4627 Find them on Facebook

28 Cathedral Square, Central City 03 377 4336

The Oaks of Darfield new zealand/ accommodation

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

OREGANO SALAD & grill salads/souvlaki

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

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

325 Stanmore Road 03 389 0400

100 Riccarton Road 03 420 8888

persian kitchen turkish/persIan

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O’sheas public house


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

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!

128 Marshland Road 03 385 3080

286 Lincoln Road 03 335 0095

cosy pub

new zealand/cosy Pub

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

Pegasus bay winery

Pepper Bridge

Named NZ’s best winery restaurant for 5 years running, and awarded a second Chef’s Hat in the 2016 Cuisine NZ Good Food Awards, Pegasus Bay offers an unforgettable experience. The menu is influenced by the best of local produce, and changes to take advantage of seasonal offerings. Start with a free tasting and discover the breathtaking gardens. Named one of New Zealand’s top 5 wine producers by wine commentator Robert Parker.

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

263 Stockgrove Road, Amberley 03 314 6869 Bookings recommended

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



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Rocksalt cafÉ/bar

Red elephant thai

Red Elephant offers a warm welcome and authentic Thai cuisine from Sukhothai province, with a wide range of dishes made with fresh, locally-grown herbs and produce. Three course set menus for 4 people or more start from $28 – great value for your large group or function! 5 Pilgrim Place 03 377 1122


Stop by for an excellent Allpress coffee, after-work drinks from the 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! Check Facebook or get in touch for the latest deals or to make a booking. Rocksalt is also available for functions – just talk to the team about your requirements! 7 Normans Road 03 355 5299 Summer 16/17

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Rogues of rotherham

saggio di vino

Rogues creates a captivating experience of uncompromising goodness, morphing from morning into day and day into night. Step in from the hustle and bustle of Riccarton and unwind in understated style. Survey the street side atmosphere from the swanky vintage bar. Kick in for the afternoon in the laid back, open air drinkery.

A shining star on the Christchurch dining scene since its inception in 1991, Saggio di vino has created a fine reputation with its sensational menu, which pairs modern European fare with a carefully curated selection of the world’s favourite wines, all packaged in the refined opulence and brooding intimacy of its sexily sleek fit out.

Take it up a notch to dine in one of the lush, intimate velvet booths. Be enticed by Rogues today!

Experience Michelin Star-inspired cuisine from new Chef Patron David Napier right here in Christchurch.

42 Rotherham Street 03 341 5142

179 Victoria Street 03 379 4006

international/swishy bar


Sevantis Restaurant & Café new zealand/café

Sevantis is a much loved city institution for locals and visitors alike, voted one of the ‘Top 150 New Zealand Restaurants’ by Cuisine Magazine. They present a wide range of delicious food and drinks from their modern, innovative menu in a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy not only the favourites that helped them make their mark, but also a new selection of creative cuisine, a delectable high tea, or special seasonal promotions. Vegetarian and glutenfree food available. Free function hire! 70 Kendal Avenue 03 358 8810

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Shop Eight new zealAnd

shAnghai street dumplings chinese

Enjoy mouth-watering Chinese street food inspired by the multicultural influences and traditional flavours of Shanghai. Dumpling master Norman calls on 30 years of experience to create crispy pot stickers in a range of combinations, noodles and other delectable delicacies. Bush Inn Centre, Cnr Waimairi & Riccarton Roads 03 377 9223

On beautiful New Regent Street, this small space has been sustainably fitted out by Rekindle using materials salvaged from demolitions. The wine bar downstairs features New Zealand wines and craft beers by mostly organic and biodynamic producers. Upstairs is for casual dining; enjoy a light shared dinner and dessert. The super-small kitchen delivers serious punch; dishes are designed to be shared, highlighting the season, the region and local producers – they like to keep it fresh! 8 New Regent Street 027 450 8047


sullivans IRISH PUB

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

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

19 Bealey Avenue 03 365 4897

291 Lincoln Road 03 338 8300 Find them on Facebook


cosy pub

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Taj of india Indian


This stylish new café offers creative cabinet fare and a tempting brunch menu, complemented by outstanding coffee and friendly service. The fresh interior provides a relaxed and boutique atmosphere, perfect for catching up with family and friends. Discover this cosy spot today! 282 Madras Street (close to Margaret Mahy Playground) 03 377 3777 Find them on Facebook

Taj of India’s newly opened, fully licensed Sydenham restaurant joins their takeaway venue in Stanmore Road, and is a great place for you to experience fantastic food and awesome service! Whether the night calls for a cosy dinner in or a casual meal out, don’t go past today’s scrumptious steal! Their friendly staff invite you to try their delicious Indian cuisine, always prepared with the freshest ingredients. Book your next function today! 458 Colombo Street (Restaurant) 03 366 5853 270 Stanmore Road (T/A) 03 381 1738

Tequila Mockingbird

Thai Orchid restaurant

Tequila Mockingbird is proud to host their guests for a Latin American experience in their comfortable, welcoming atmosphere at 98 Victoria Street. Boasting a selection of refreshing and original cocktails and beautifully prepared cuisine, their fantastic dining experience is too good to not share.

Long established at the top end of Riccarton Road, Thai Orchid Restaurant has been a city go-to favourite for many years. Their warm welcome and extensive menu are in the best traditions of Thai hospitality, and ensure you will have an enjoyable dining experience. Whether you’re in the mood for simple Thai rice and noodle dishes and stir-fried classics done right, or the sophistication of 300-year-old recipes of the Thai Royal Court, they have something for all tastes. Takeaways and delivery available!


latin american

Book online at or feel free to call them on 03 365 8565. 98 Victoria Street 03 365 8565

21 Riccarton Road 03 343 0790

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thai chef’s restaurant thai

Part of a nationwide chain of Thai restaurants awarded as Thai Select Premium standard by the Prime Minister of Thailand, Thai Chef’s new Christchurch location offers authentic Thai tastes and a modern dining experience. Food is prepared from fresh, quality ingredients and presented with elegance in a dining setting filled with all the richness of Thai colour, sound and art. Meals are served family-style – share the Thai experience with your friends, family or colleagues. Discover a new favourite! Takeaway & deliveries available! 1 Riccarton Road 03 341 1163

yamagen japanese restaurant

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Amazing Japanese food six days a week. Opt for fresh sashimi, the distinctive Yamagen Chilli Chicken or spectacular Teppanyaki. Mention this Cityscape ad for 20% off! (Up to $40.)

Find them with the new Cityscape App – stat!

53 Victoria Street 03 365 7799

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therapy cafÉ

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!


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

77 Hereford Street 03 943 6657 Find them on Facebook

76 Edgeware Road 03 377 8028

THREE COWS CAFÉ, bar & restaurant

Town Tonic

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

Town Tonic is a slick open space, it serves modern, seasonal and inspiring food daily. It’s situated handily close to venues for pre- or post-entertainment dining, or drop in for a classy nibble with your after-work drinks. You’ll find a choice range of boutique beers (and cider), as well as an excellent selection of New Zealand wines and cocktails. They also serve great coffee! A Cuisine Good Food Awards finalist in 2016. Check their specials online. Also available for functions and out-catering!


71 Victoria Street 03 377 8944


335 Lincoln Road 03 338 1150

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Trenches Restaurant & Bar

Twenty Seven Steps

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

Sleek, stylish and welcoming, Twenty Seven Steps is a modern yet classic bistro where the focus is very much on the excellent food. 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.

74 Armagh Street 03 379 9724

16 New Regent Street 03 366 2727

trevinos restaurant & Bar

Under the red Verandah

Get into Trevinos to try their tempting menu, filled with traditional favourites and a range of mains based on a Mediterranean fusion theme. Enjoy great food, a relaxed atmosphere, and outdoor dining. Once you’ve eaten it’s only a few steps to the bar area which hosts a gaming room, big screens, and live music every Friday night. Large function room for parties and accommodation at their motel both available – make yourself at home!

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!

Cnr Riccarton Road & Mona Vale Avenue 03 343 5378

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

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502 Worcester Street 03 381 1109 Summer 16/17

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valley inn tavern

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

Enjoy a 130 year-old tradition of hospitality in the Heathcote Valley at the historic Valley Inn Tavern. Relax in the sunny courtyard, catch up with friends or tuck into great pub fare at this welcoming suburban gastro-pub. Take advantage of their great regular meal deals such as the steak-and-pint for $18 on Tuesdays, or beef or chicken schnitzel and house wine or pint of beer for just $20 on Wednesdays. All-day breakfast also available!

155 Roydvale Avenue 03 357 9499

2 Flavell Street, Heathcote Valley 03 384 1124

Villa 23

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Step inside the historic villa at number 23 Mandeville Street and you’ll find a wide range of healthy vegetarian food that’s freshly home-made from scratch – even the pasta and bread. There’s also sensational smoothies, fresh juices, and great coffee. The Dutch-influenced, family-run café offers great spots to relax with a bite both inside and out, and is the perfect environment for your private event, work function, or Christmas party.

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.

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23 Mandeville Street 03 343 3375 Find them on Facebook and Instagram


780 Glasnevin Road, State Highway 1, Waipara, North Canterbury 03 314 6900 Summer 16/17

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fashion & wellbeing BEAUTY’S NEW HOME Some seriously swanky digs, Champs-Elysées Day Spa’s new home at Christchurch’s historic Charlotte Jane Building sees a seamless marriage of old world charm and opulence with Merivale’s iconic, award-winning luxurious spa. Champs-Elysées are long the practitioners of exceptional customer service, industry-leading treatments, professionally-qualified therapists and an exceptional level of care; highlights from their elegant new outpost of relaxation and beautification include seven large double suites (each with its own private bathroom), a sublimely luxurious and tranquil relaxation lounge, and an elegant bridal suite. The premier destination for exclusive corporate spa retreats, wedding parties, and catered spa parties, the new location also features an elegant retail display area, where a carefully curated selection of gorgeous beauty products and gifts from brands such as Pure Fiji, Bestow Beauty, ASAP and Matis are on sale. Sounds like it’s time for a little pampering!

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Good Life With Dr Libby

As the warmer weather approaches, many people are entering what is the busiest time of the year socially. For some, this means more alcohol, later nights and, let’s be honest, some not-so-great food choices. Here are some tips to help you survive the silly season.


e kind to yourself It is time to put less pressure on yourself in all aspects of your life. So often our own expectations or pressure can cause us to burn the candle at both ends. Don’t be afraid to say no to commitments when they’re the last thing you feel like. Only you can take care of your health and happiness, and often learning to say no is the best place to start. Use the time you gained to do something you love – go for a walk, practice some yoga moves or simply curl up on the couch with a good book – you will feel so much better for it.

Drink your greens With the increase in special occasions around Christmas time and the often not-so-nourishing food options, juicing vegies or making smoothies is a wonderful way to amp up your nutrition when you’re in charge. Incorporate some organic leafy greens for an extra boost and some nourishing whole food fats such as avocado, nuts or seeds, and you have an easy but nourishing snack. Commit to a morning routine If your days are getting more and more jam-packed, starting your day with a restorative routine can make

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all the difference to help your mindset and allow you to start your day with a feeling of spaciousness. Go for a walk, sit with a cup of tea and watch the sunrise, or simply practice some long, slow belly breaths while you wait for the kettle to boil. It will make all the difference to your energy in what can be a hectic time. Re-evaluate the to-do-list How many of the items on it need to be done by you? How many can be done by a colleague, family member or friend? How many of them need to be done now? How many of them need to be done at all? Try to keep tasks in perspective and learn to prioritise. Put your legs up the wall A great way help you breathe diaphragmatically is to lay on your back with your legs up the wall. Lie in this position for 5 – 10 minutes and focus on your breath. Place a folded towel under your back or bottom for support if you like. Take 10 minutes to fully relax into this pose – it’s especially restorative with some soothing music. An attitude of gratitude So often in the whirlwind of the silly season we forget to stop and reflect on all that we already have. If you find yourself stressing about all of the people you have to buy for, or what you should wear to your Christmas party and so on – flip this around. Consider instead how privileged you are to have so many loved ones and that you have the opportunity to celebrate with them.


Take some couples’ time out at Lotus at Siam Thai Cityscape has a Couple's Day Spa with a bliss-inducing Couple’s 60 Minute 60 Minute Massage (valued at Massage ($240 for two), and escape to a world of $240) at Lotus at Siam Thai Day exquisite pampering and relaxation with your Spa to giveaway. To enter, email us significant other in the refined elegance of their at with private couple’s room. Choose from the ‘Lotus’ in the subject header and world-class spa’s specially-created treatments, tell us which massage treatment which include Aromatherapy, Sports, Swedish or you’d choose. Entries close Traditional Thai, and let your cares melt away in the February 28. qualified hands of their professional Thai therapists.

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Follow the sun and keep your cool with these sizzling looks.





It’s retro-a-go-go with Trelise Cooper’s flirty Panel Pleater Dress (RRP $599).


1 Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum 90ml (RRP $245) 2 Blesse’d Are The Meek (RRP $169) from Katerina Boutique 3 Three of Something Hot Sand Maxi (RRP $195) from Raw Nova 4 Freya Nova Bra (RRP $89.99) and Brief (RRP $44.99) from The Fitting Room 5 Cabana Strapless Midi (RRP $289) from Katerina Boutique 6 Freya Sundance Halter Bikini (RRP $79.99) and Brief (RRP $59.99) from The Fitting Room 7 Tom Ford FT0391 Lena Sunglasses (RRP $445) 8 Emelda by Siren (RRP $181.81) 9 The Fifth Face to Face Pant (RRP $149) from EnCompass 10 Vintage Flower Studs with Removable Chains (RRP $985) from Filigree Fine Jewels 11 Saben Aroha Faulted Front Clutch (RRP $89) from Issimo

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Treat your mane to the botanical wonders of the new natural Eithne Curran Black Collection, created by hair and makeup artist Eithne Curran (in colab with NZ scientist and philanthropist Sir Ray Avery, no less!). Containing no nasties and never tested on animals, the guiltless gorgeousness comes in the form of Shampoo (RRP $46), Conditioner (RRP $48) and Restore Treatment (RRP $55), which use a ‘Botanical Cleansing System’ of 20 pure plant essences that complement the hair and skin’s natural essences.

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Gonna Make You Sweat

Cityscape checks out three awesome fitness centres where lux surrounds and pampering meet on-trend, cutting-edge techniques and regimes guaranteed to whip you into shape for summer.

Hammer Time

Raising The Barre

Home of the celeb-endorsed, super fun bootybarre workout, which fuses dance, pilates, and yoga to tone, define and chisel the whole body, On Pointe Barre & Wellness Studio is totally en pointe with its fierce fitness offering. Operating out of their gorgeous wellness studio on Bealey Avenue, Lyndal Woodham and Katrina Buchanan bring us red hot barre routines (they run five different versions), which have their roots in the exercises that keep ballet dancers in dancin' trim – bootybarre’s total-package combination of strength and flexibility throws in a cardiovascular element as well. You’ll also find Piloxing (fusing boxing and standing pilates) and Rhythm Pilates (a pilates, yoga and dance combo) amongst their exciting, fun and fab programmes.


Backed by the unparalleled excellence of Hammer Strength Training equipment and with a determination to serve the city up a fitness centre that emphasises a truly quality experience, Dan and Katrina Hood’s new Iron Hood Fitness on Manchester Street is dedicated to providing a gym environment that’s a cut above. Slick, sharp and effortlessly cool, it’s packed with industry-leading elite strength equipment and open 24/7. Intent on avoiding overcrowding – there’s a cap on member numbers – and adhering to their goal of providing a complete package from motivation to nutrition, there’s an in-house Macro Bar dispensing super-healthy smoothies, no joining fees or contracts, and complimentary fluffy bath towels, all geared to getting your sweat on hassle-free.

 Club Perks Taking the full service gym experience to whole new levels, fitness industry legend Terry Davies’ corporate health and fitness oasis Victoria Street Health Club combines outdoor spin classes and boxing fitness on the club’s deck (featuring city views) with top-of-theline gym equipment and high-end bathrooms stocked with complimentary towels, toiletries, hairdryers and straighteners. And it doesn’t end there – they’ll also launder your gym gear and have it ready for your next visit! The no-contract membership includes all of the above, while yoga, massage therapy, fitness assessments, programmes and personal training are also available at the boutique health and fitness centre where there’s no need to lug around a gym bag or worry if you’ve forgotten something.

Three Fitness Trends For 2017

Poolbiking Building on the joys of cycling (albeit underwater), this trend creates a complete body resistance workout which could burn up to 800 calories in an hour!


Aerobics Get ready to bust out the legwarmers, headbands and leotards and get physical Olivia Newton-Johnstyle with 80s aerobics – think sweaty school reunion.

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Crawling Channel your inner toddler as crawling around on all fours is being dubbed ‘the new plank’ – it’ll hit the reset button and is a solid core strength workout (so we’re told).

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Saving Face

The oft-promised ‘clearer, more hydrated, younger-looking skin immediately!’ is no longer just a promise at The Transform Clinic with the arrival of the new HydraFacial. This no-downtime, non-surgical treatment achieves the results of an advanced facial in just 30 minutes with its patented spiral tip that simultaneously exfoliates, clears blocked pores and delivers nourishing serums for an instant improvement in skin tone and texture.


The latest treatment to grace the exquisite line up of Champs Elysées Day Spa’s luxe menus is all about celebrating, nourishing and protecting Cityscape has a Tropical summer skin. Aptly titled the Tropical Summer Dream Luxury Spa Summer Dream Luxury Spa Ritual (RRP Ritual at Champs Elysées Day Spa $179), it combines 90 minutes of to giveaway. To enter, email us at bliss-inducing scalp, hand and foot with massage enhanced with hot stones, with a ‘Champs’ in the subject line and tell tropical exfoliating body polish to reveal us why you need some summer silky smooth skin, a rejuvenating papaya pampering. Entries close enzyme body masque and a luxurious, February 28. super hydrating moisture infusion ritual, ensuring your sun-kissed skin is flawless this summer.


Sea-ing Stars This specially priced ELEMIS Stars of the Sea (RRP $370) gift pack from Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa combines the luxury beauty brand’s heavy hitting ProCollagen Marine Cream and Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream, which are clinically proven to help reverse the signs of aging and launch you on a journey to firmer, smoother skin.

THE BEAUTY BEAT The latest must-haves for a flawless Summer.






1 Urban Decay Eyeshadow (RRP 34) from Mecca Maxima 2 Bestow Nourishing Facial Oil 30ml (RRP $55) from Champs Elysées Day Spa 3 Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser (RRP $71) 4 Chantecaille African Violet Lipstick (RRP $57) 5 By Terry Blush Glace in Melba (RRP $86)

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Bold colours lead the way this season.

The dress Workshop Embroidered Linen Daisy T Dress (RRP $349) The shoes Melissa Hotness & Salinas (RRP $140) from Issimo

The jacket & shorts Long Linen Jacket (RRP $379) and Drawstring Shorts (RRP $249) from Untouched World The wallet Cowhide Wallet (RRP $169) from Florian Rhodes

The dress Dynasty Midi Dress (RRP $265) from Katerina Boutique The cuff Majestic Stone Set Multi Chain Cuff (RRP $7,515) from Filigree Fine Jewels


Vertigo-inducing heels for summer.

Senso Priya (RRP $330) from Raw Nova

L.K Bennett Karlie (RRP $449.90) from Issimo

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Windsor Smith Greta (RRP $139.95)

Style for the Boys fashion & wellbeing

Oakley Two Face XL (RRP $289.95)

Nike Roshe Two trainers (RRP $160) from Stencil


Barkers Ridgefield Check Jacket (RRP $399.99) and Trousers (RRP $199.99) Eden Ripley Cuff Links (RRP $69) from HAPA Stolen Girlfriends Club Jewellery Axe Ring (RRP $250) from Raw Nova

Sting Tee (RRP $149) and Sand Shorts (RRP $199) from Untouched World

3 Wise Men Canvas Satchel (RRP $250)

I Love Ugly Frank Cologne 100ml (RRP $110) from Raw Nova

Scotch & Soda Lot 22 Tye jeans (RRP $439) from EnCompass

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Meccano Ace Swim Short (RRP $59.99)


Get your groom on with Uppercut Deluxe Face Wash (RRP $25.95), Shave Cream (RRP $25.95), and Monster Hold (RRP $29.95) from Raw Nova.

Vans Old Skool Sneaker (RRP $109) from Raw Nova

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kennett crafted jewels jewellery

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

youngs jewellers

Florian Rhodes

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

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

Beautiful, unique, and enduringly stylish.

The Collective, The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street 03 366 7178



3 New Regent Street 03 366 2411


Their leather goods are still made on site in Christchurch by a small team of women passionate about great quality and service. Summer 16/17

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untouched world™ Fashion/Accessories

Raw Nova


Raw Nova offers an extensive and expertly curated selection of men’s and women’s fashion, accessories and lifestyle products in a one-stop store. Fashion and homeware: The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road 03 389 8704


New Zealand lifestyle brand Untouched World™ is world famous for their exquisite knitwear and Mountainsilk™, fine machine washable Merino. Designed with a less-is-more aesthetic and created from luxurious yarns and fabrics that are easy on the earth, their men’s and women’s collections are full of multi-tasking pieces that wardrobe with effortless style. See the full collection at the Flagship Store. Flagship Store & Café, 155 Roydvale Avenue 03 357 9399 Pop-up Store, N13/96 Oxford Terrace, Re:START 03 365 9533 Summer 16/17

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Katerina Boutique fashion

Katerina Boutique offers a rare balance between highend designs and marketable fashion. Katerina is well known for its modern interpretation on event dressing, as well as a great collection of everyday separates. Brands include Alice McCall, Shona Joy, Pasduchas, Bless’ed are the Meek, SWF, Premonition and more.

morgan & PAge womenswear fashion/accessories

This small boutique for women stocks their two stores with beautiful clothes and objects of desire. Brands include Noa Noa, Augustine, Isle of Mine, Eb & Ive, Fate, Kaja, and their own label.

Designer and owner Yulia Marsh provides fitting, styling and alteration services.

The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road 03 595 2928 Redcliffs, 87 Main Road 03 376 6219

The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road 021 112 7683

EnCompass FAshion

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

Kabella Baby

STYLE ON FILE Christchurch’s hottest fashions curated with the new Cityscape App.


Kabella Baby is the city’s only Rockabilly and Vintage Inspired shop. What does that mean? They stock styles based on 40s and 50s fashions, lovingly recreated to give you the beautiful feminine silhouette that evokes memories of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, but with a modern kick. Beautiful fabrics & prints bring colour and fun to the streets of Christchurch. They also stock bags, jewellery, makeup and shoes to complete the look. Shop 2, Parkside Plaza, 333 Harewood Road 0274 352 056

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Beautiful swimwear in all sizes 8-26. In store all year round, or choose to shop online! 207 Fendalton Road 03 351 9244


lone wolf hair/fashion

A unique new concept store for Christchurch, Lone Wolf offers a L’Oréal professional hair salon, exclusive clothing brands for both men and women, and excellent barista-made Atomic coffee in one dynamic one-stopshop package! Discover their fresh, funky vibe today – browse exclusive fashion brands and one-off pieces, see their stylists for a whole new look, and recharge with an excellent flat white! Style that stands out from the crowd. 485 Papanui Road 03 354 4994 Find them on Facebook Summer 16/17

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Magazine clothing fashion

Magazine offers beautiful designer clothing from size 10-26 that is predominately NZ-made, including their own label. Their range runs from casual lifestyle clothing through to fabulous special occasion wear – specialising in mother of the bride and groom and guests – as well as an exquisite range of accessories to complete every outfit.

Wear Else


An exceptional in-store experience to discover your perfect look, regardless of age, shape or size.

Wear Else is a quality second hand womenswear boutique. They sell women’s clothes, jewellery, bags, and shoes. You will find the latest styles at affordable prices with a wide range of local and international labels. Come in and enjoy their warm and friendly atmosphere.

Windmill Centre, 188 Clarence Street, Riccarton 03 348 6929

77 Somerfield Street 03 981 8280 Find them on Facebook

Sparklewhite Teeth appearance beauty

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

MCgREGORS footwear

This footwear business has been operating from the same shop since 1880. Adam McGregor, current owner of McGregors, has been serving customers here for 30 years. McGregors offers quality footwear repairs for all makes and styles of footwear along with bag repairs, zip replacements, and alterations. Also in store are Hummingbird takeaway coffee and fine Cubans. Pop in and see them at 27 Lincoln Road (open Mon – Fri 7am – 5pm) or check them out on Facebook! 27 Lincoln Road 03 338 5232 Find them on Facebook

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Cathedral Junction barbers hair

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

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Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa health/beauty

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

transform clinic

True Grit

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

Kitomba and NZARH Salon of the Year 2016! True Innovation, True Passion, True Hair! Visit 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 stunning ‘Party Hair’ menu and ensure you leave feeling absolutely fabulous, with flawless makeup by our make-up artists and with sensational hair!

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52A Mandeville Street 03 343 2880

87 Manchester Street 03 377 7889

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on pointe barre & wellness

Victoria Street Health CLUB

Business partners Lyndal Woodham (Bootybarre Master Trainer) and Katrina Buchanan (Clinical Nutritionist and Bootybarre Instructor) offer the full package of health and fitness. Their beautiful barre studio in Carlton Corner is the first of its kind in Christchurch. Bootybarre is a fun fusion workout combining techniques of dance, pilates and yoga. A variety of styles are offered to suit all ages and fitness levels.

Exercise is great for the body and excellent for the mind; however, it is typically our minds that let us down. At Victoria Street Health Club, owner and coveted personal trainer Terry Davies invests in every member to help them reach their goals. The culture of the spin and boxing classes which are on the outdoor deck overlooking the city, coupled with Terry’s enthusiasm, will keep you motivated and at your best both physically and mentally.

Contact the studio to determine the best class for you.

Level 2, 74 Victoria Street (entrance off Salisbury Street) 03 978 0485


Unit 10, 21 Bealey Avenue 027 277 3460


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Iron Hood Fitness Gym

Iron Hood Fitness is an Official Hammer Strength Training Centre open 24/7 in the heart of Christchurch. They have a range of Hammer Strength gear, the highest quality brand on the market. At Iron Hood Fitness they are striving to achieve a high end training centre that provides a comfortable environment for their members to enjoy. Their core value is “quality over quantity”, with memberships capped to avoid overcrowding and maintain a comfortable environment for their members to train in. They provide complimentary bath towels and each new member receives a welcome pack upon sign up. Enjoy the in-house smoothie bar, Macro Bar, which serves up fresh, organic fruit protein smoothies made with local and organic ingredients. They know nutrition is key to achieving your health and fitness goals, so you’ll find all the macronutrients listed for their range of smoothies. So if you want to train in an environment that you enjoy and feel comfortable in, then Iron Hood Fitness is the place for you. Iron Hood Membership is $25 per week – no joining fees and no contracts. For corporate and student rates please enquire. Experience the Iron Hood Difference today! 63 Manchester Street 03 366 6791

Beauty Progress thai massage spa Day Spa

At Beauty Progress Thai Massage Spa, their passion is to provide Thai massage and beauty therapy. They will ensure that every aspect of your authentic Thai massage, beauty and body spa treatments are met with professionalism and that extra touch of luxury. Their highly qualified and experienced beauty, massage and spa therapists offer you top quality treatments using high quality GERnetic French products. Luxurious gift vouchers available! 1/171 Waltham Road 0800 983 357

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TOO COOL Serious about Scandinavian style, the family behind Nordic Chill loves the light, bright, bold and innovative style of the snowy lands of Northern Europe so much they’ve brought it all the way down here to the Southern Hemisphere. It’s your local go-to for the globally epic on-trend sleek Scandinavian look that combines form, function and beauty with red-hot looks in furniture, homeware and accessories. They stock internationally famous brands as Bloomingville, Lapuan Kankurit, Iittala, Lahtiset wool slippers, Maileg toys and of course, Ikea – a product range just as ice-cool as the name ‘Nordic Chill’ would suggest, and none of it looking like it would be out of place sitting behind James Bond at an exclusive and glamorous European ski lodge. And if they don’t have that piece you’ve been coveting online in-store, they’ll try to hunt it down for you. Style and service!

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HOT PROPERTY With Mary Turnbull

10 Things to do before selling your house


o you’ve decided to sell your house! Before the ‘For Sale’ sign goes up, there’s a few things you can do to ensure a swift, profitable and hassle-free sale: 1 Get your paperwork in order. This means EQC assessments/repairs and repair strategies and any relevant information on running/ maintaining your house, pool maintenance, gas, solar and warranties. 2 Invest in a pre-sale builder’s report from a registered building inspector – this will alert you to any potential items that may be a deal-breaker and tell you how to address them, and it also removes one less hurdle for perspective buyers. 3 Make it sparkle! You’re going to need to put in the hard yards on the cleaning front (or pay someone else to) with a thorough, deep clean of every surface; people just don’t fall in love with unclean houses – fact! 4 Get out into the garden. Your outdoor areas and front and back yards make a big impression – so tidy

things up, mow the lawns and clip the edges, and trim and tidy shrubs, trees and bushes. 5 Set the scene. Never put an empty house on the market! If you’ve moved out, get the house staged – prospective buyers need to be able to imagine themselves living there. Removing traces of pets and small children along with de-cluttering should also be done. 6 Little fixes – it’s time to fix all those little things you’ve been letting slide. Your house needs to be at its best – try and see your house as a buyer would and fix the things you can. 7 If there are bigger issues, get quotes if you don’t plan on making repairs yourself – this will allow you to bargain more efficiently. 8 Seek expert advice; get a real estate agent to do a walk through and advise you on how best to present your property and what repairs you should consider. 9 Invest in professional photography and video to really showcase your property, including twilight images. 10 Ensure you pick the right real estate agent; you want someone who’s committed, reputable, lives and works in the area and is an expert in marketing.

Kiwi Charmers Tucked neatly into the Church Corner Mall, Charming Souvenir is a treasure trove of uniquely New Zealand gifts and goodies; a cavalcade of premium gourmet foods, unique gifts, New Zealand wines, toys, clothing, skincare, jewellery … the list goes on! With outstanding brands across their wide product range including Watson & Son honey, Untouched World clothing, Parrs Wild Fern skincare, Linden Leaves, Jack and Jill baby care, Ariki Jewellery, Blackmores health products, and many more, they’ve got something delightful to tempt any shopper – or to satisfy the trickiest possible person to buy gifts for! Their friendly staff are always happy to help and their welcoming industrial-style space always makes for a pleasant shopping experience. Drop in and make gift-buying a breeze, or simply treat yourself! 91 Summer 16/17



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Cityscape checks out the New Year’s five hottest interior stylings, each guaranteed to add the designer touch to your pad.


Escape Spaces You can expect to see people providing an antidote to our plugged-in lives by creating relaxed and funky chill out nooks and alcoves/Wi-Fi free hideaway zones in order to digital detox. Whether it’s the return of the library or a pimped up study, it’s all about creating a space where you can decompress, de-stress and maybe even read something that’s not backlit for a change!


Upholstered Headboards Ripped straight from the glossy pages of celeb bedroom profiles and slick, stylish lux hotels, upholstered bedheads are tipped to be one of the most covetable additions to the bedroom in 2017. From leather to velvet, an upholstered bedhead adds instant

glamour and will effortlessly update and transform that tired boudoir into an on-trend oasis.


Mixed Metals Just when you thought we’d reached peak copper, it’s time to add nickel, chrome, iron, gold, brass and bronze to the mix (but not all at once!). The secret to pulling this off is treating metals as accent pieces and, accordingly, not going overboard – or matching things up! Stick to two or three different metals and mix up cool and warm metallics with different finishes to nail the look.


Terracotta Warrior Looking again to nature, terracotta tiles are tipped to rock 2017. But you can forget old fashioned and orange – this year it’s all about

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natural matte and monochrome metallic finishes. From rustic to mid-century modern spaces, terracotta can work in with most aesthetics – whether it’s a tiled floor, feature bathroom wall or scattered pottery pieces, this clay comeback is perfect for adding earthy warmth.


Inspired by Nature Think natural textures, think cane, rattan, wool, wood, raw linen etc – it’s time to get tactile and add some texture inspired by Mother Nature. Reach out and create something that can only be appreciated by running your hands over it. Much like how colours can heat and cool a room, texture can add depth, tone and weight to a room – just keep it natural!



THEIR KITCHENS RULE Christchurch owned and operated for over 30 years, Euroform Kitchens + Furniture is a boutique, one-stop-operation dedicated to designing and turning out beautiful, progressive kitchens. Eschewing cookie-cutter blandness, the team at Euroform focuses on custom-made one-offs that perfectly reflect your home, personality and lifestyle. With everything made to measure and designed to perfectly complement your home, they provide a custom, personalised service that can take you from design to installation with just one point of contact. Whether you’re renovating or building, Euroform produces designs that reflect on both your home and your lifestyle. With their own fully-equipped in-house paint shop, Euroform are specialists in painted kitchens, and their attention to detail and craftsmanship results in gorgeous hand-painted lacquered paintwork for a truly individual, classic look. But they’re equally at home with more modern styling. The key to their success over three decades has been the flexibility to meet a wide range of client requirements and requests; visiting their Tuam Street showroom is akin to stepping into a kitchen ideas factory. And while Euroform specialise in kitchen design, their joinery wizardry makes them an equally excellent option for designing a custom-built entertainment unit for your living room, upgrading your wardrobes or shelving, and completing your bathroom and laundry cabinetry.

Read all about it Two books to inspire interior creativity from Scorpio Books. The Creative Home: Inspiring Ideas for Beautiful Living (RRP $44.99) by Geraldine James Modern Living: How to Decorate with Style (RRP $89.99) by Claire Bingham

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CS LIVING Read, Watch, Listen

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

READ Annual, Kate De

Goldi & Susan Paris Review by Rachel Eadie, Scorpio Books. The Gecko Annual features a dictionary of odd words that come in handy on car trips, a sophisticated ‘spot the similarity’, a poem from school newsletters, a maths-nerd’s memoir full of tricky logic puzzles, comics that embrace other worlds, a very unlucky zebra, and top-class fiction that spans the Christchurch Botanic Gardens in the 19th Century, the loss of a brother, a Kiwi beach holiday, and a Fontanian boarding school. This is a book for readers who are hungry for sophisticated, wide-ranging, and challenging content. It aims to revitalise the reading experience and create lifetime readers. RRP $39.99


You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen Review by Garry Knight, Pennylane Records. The latest and sadly final release by Leonard Cohen, You Want it Darker was released just a few weeks before his death in early November at age 82. Cohen’s 14th studio album is a fitting send-off for this legendary musical poet. His final album is probably also his darkest ever, full of songs that draw you in, full of absorbing, poetic, sad, romantic and haunting lyrics and tone, right from the album-titling opener ‘You Want It Darker’ through to highlights ‘If I Didn’t Have Your Love’, ‘Travelling Light’ and atmospheric ‘Steer Your Way’. A final gem and musical gift to the world by this late, great master, who will be very much missed.


Our Kind of Traitor Review by Nick Paris, Alice in Videoland. While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomie Harris), befriend a charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgård) who, unbeknownst to them, is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous globe-trotting journey to an alliance with the British Government via a ruthless MI6 agent (Damian Lewis). It’s no The Night Manager, but it’s a satisfying, slow-burning thriller.


Twenty-one years after Ewan McGregor’s Mark ‘Rent Boy’ Renton told us to “choose life” as he bounced off cars fleeing the police in Glaswegian smackfest Trainspotting, the team are back for a second outing in February with T2: Trainspotting. Reuniting the cast (joining McGregor are Robert ‘Begbie’ Carlyle, Ewen ‘Spud’ Bremner and Jonny ‘Sick Boy’ Lee Miller) some 20 years later, the film sees original director Danny Boyle helming a screenplay loosely based on Irvine Welsh’s follow up novel Porno – and he means loosely: “It’s (Porno) not a great book in the way that Trainspotting, the original novel, is genuinely a masterpiece ... We’re not interested in doing something that will trash the legacy of Trainspotting; we want to do something that’s very fresh and contemporary.”

 Pork Pie Pedigree Helming the retread of iconic Kiwi classic 1981 flick Goodbye Pork Pie is writer/director Matt Murphy, and if that last name sounds familiar, it’s because his dad, Geoff, co-wrote and directed the original. Following the adventures of a trio of accidental outlaws as they elude the police on a multi-island north to south journey in the obligatory bright yellow mini (which sold on TradeMe for $42,100 to help finance the film’s completion), the film is due to hit cinemas in February.

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ON THE SIDE Timelessly chic, this Gustav Bahus Sideboard adds instant design cred to any room (RRP $5,450) from Mr Mod.

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Home Sweet Home Style up the homestead with these funky pieces.

1 Pink Flamingo Couch (RRP $1,800) from Joe Jandals 2 Segment serving trays (RRP from $79.90) from Casual & Country 3 Cutliver Linen Duvet Covers (RRP from $420.80) from White Room Interiors 4 White Moose Design Unicorn Head (RRP $275) from Raw Nova 5 African Shield Cushion (RRP $245) from Interiors by Lume 6 Reeds Print Bean Bag (RRP $159, unfilled) from Casual & Country 7 Design Lab Arlequin Cowhide (RRP $1,450) from Lineage Interiors 8 Sanur Tall Lantern (RRP $149) from Interiors by Lume


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Interiors by Lume


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

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

Interiors by Lume – creating great spaces.

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dusty old things interiors/antiques

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

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Joe Jandals


Nordic Chill


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

Now snugly ensconced in their new purposely refitted concept store at The Tannery, Joe Jandals offers creatively designed home decor, artwork and furniture. Discover colourful statement pieces brought to new life, and fall in love with something from their range of unique, on-trend must-haves with a colourful, retro vibe. Joe Jandals HQ also offers a project design service – their team can work to any budget and requirements. The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road 027 203 0150

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charming Souvenir


Charming Souvenir is now offering a carefully selected range of New Zealand’s finest wine. They stock exceptional wines proudly made locally. Their amazingly huge product selection can meet all your shopping needs; make them a one-stop shop for gifts and souvenirs. Duty free services available as well! Discover something delightful – there’s really something for everyone at Charming Souvenir! Shop 1B, 376 Riccarton Road 03 343 6188

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iCycle electric electric bikes

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


285 Cashel Street 03 377 4886

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eco Frame and Mirror

Moffatt’s Flower Company

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

Moffatt’s has been supplying flowers for over 30 years. Their shop is nestled between the greenhouses where their beautiful roses are cut daily, and they also stock an extensive range of cut flowers – lilies, peonies, freesias, orchids and gerberas to name but a few – as well as a large range of gifts and plants. Their wonderful florists create stunning bouquets for any price range or occasion, and they can deliver your choice of bouquet overnight NZ-wide. Open Mon – Fri 8 – 5, Sat 9 – 4, Sun 10 – 4.



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

1 Candys Road 03 322 7975

Fredricksons Furniture furniture

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

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scorpio books books

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

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carmen get it! The Royal New Zealand Ballet kicks off their local 2017 season with a tour-de-force double act that pairs two of French master choreographer Roland Petit’s landmark works, Carmen and L’Arlésienne. Artistic director Francesco Ventriglia’s visionary interpretation, Carmen with L’Arlésienne (16 – 18 February), will burst onto the Isaac Theatre Royal stage bristling with explosive drama and high-voltage technique. “Roland Petit was one great choreographers of the 20th century and these are two of his most iconic ballets, neither of which have ever been performed in New Zealand,” says Francesco. “I’m delighted that the dancers of the Royal New Zealand Ballet will have the opportunity to dance his masterpieces and share them with our audiences.” It’s set to be a scorching season indeed for local ballet fans.

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he New Zealand Symphony Orchestra kicks off its bumper 2017 season in our neck of the woods with Summer Pops (3 March). Expect hearty entertainment, cool beats and amazing harmonies as NZSO teams up with the Modern Māori Quartet – an award winning Māori foursome with a fresh take on classic Māori showbands – at Horncastle Arena. Presenting a mix of nostalgia, pop hits, classics and original works in both English and Te Reo Māori, this cheeky foursome that have been performing together since 2010 are adept at bringing the laughs along with the great music – a self-proclaimed “Māori Rat Pack”. With the crew backed by power and precision of the NZSO, this will be a great night for music lovers of all kinds.

SOUND GARDEN With a retro line-up of some of the country’s top 80s artists including Mi-Sex, Dragon, Jordan Luck (complete with Jordan Luck Band), former When the Cat’s Away band mates Annie Crummer, Margaret Urlich and Debbie Harwood, and Sharon O’Neill – as well as relative

newcomer Jason Kerrison (of Opshop fame), Live in Lincoln: Selwyn Sounds (4 March) promises 9 hours of fun under the March sun in Lincoln (oh oh oh!). Joining the line up of killer tunes are gourmet goodies, wines and craft beers, all wrapped in the leafy surrounds of Lincoln Domain.

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It’s the announcement that has foreign film fans jumping for joy – the annual Alliance Française French Film Festival returns in March (9 – 26). Showcasing the cream of French cinema, this season’s line-up includes more than 30 movies screening at Hoyts Northlands, including Monsieur Chocolat, Baden Baden, Dark Diamond and the trifecta of French film royalty Nathalie Baye, Vincent Cassel and Marion Cotillard in It’s Only the End of the World, plus many other award-winning flicks.


Cityscape has 3 double passes to the French Film Festival to giveaway. To enter, email us at info@somocreative. with ‘Film’ in the subject line and tell us your fave French actor. Entries close February 28.

win Cityscape has 2 x double passes to Live in Lincoln: Selwyn Sounds to giveaway. To enter, email us at info@somocreative. with ‘Lincoln’ in the subject line and tell us your fave Kiwi 80s musician. Entries close February 28.





Now a firm fave on the country’s summer events calendar, The Winery Tour (18 February) rolls together three things NZ is great at – wine, music, and scenery. Serving up what without doubt will be a fantastic afternoon at Waipara Hills Winery, this year’s edition features Brooke (Fraser), Bic (Runga), and Benny (Tipene), who join the long line-up of Kiwi talent from tours past who like to rave about how much they love this gig. Could the fact that it tours a series of wineries have something to do with it? Find out for yourself!

he acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet have wowed audiences all over the world with their stunningly accomplished performances, and Christchurch is lucky enough to feature on the destination list of their latest tour. Hitting town in the last days of 2016 (29 – 31 December), the company will present Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at the Isaac Theatre Royal; those who want a NYE with a difference may well be keen for the theatre’s show plus after-party package, with which you can take in the magnificent show, then party like Putin in the stunning Gloucester Room afterwards with food, drink, music and special guests.


Cityscape has a double pass to The Winery Tour to giveaway. To enter, email us at with ‘Winery’ in the subject line and tell us your fave Bic Runga song. Entries close February 10.

Run On Set to run for its 5th year in 2017, the annual A Run To Remember (19 February) in Victoria Park serves as remembrance and tribute to those who lost their lives in the 2011 quakes, as well as doing the noble work of raising funds for charity. This year’s beneficiaries are the New Zealand Red Cross – get out on the 10-kilometre run/walk to reflect, remember, and help a great cause.


On The Edge

The beauty and wonder of nature have provided inspiration for artists for centuries; now the increasingly evident degradation of the natural world has brought a new urgency to their responses. CoCA’s new free summer exhibition, Precarious Nature, takes the precarity of our relationship with nature as its starting point, bringing together key Kiwi and international artists whose works respond to and interrogate our impact on the planet. To 19 February, Summer 16/17



KALEIDOSCOPES 2017: CHAMBER MUSIC UP CLOSE This year you are invited to embark on an experiential journey of discovery: Music Up Close, thanks to Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2017 Kaleidoscopes Series. The season is the perfect combination of diversity, excellence – and intimacy. Featuring extraordinary artists and ensembles of the highest international quality, genres span early music to jazz, and concerts range in size from solo performances to groups of almost 20 musicians. The season opens in March with the NZ debut of baroque jazz supergroup L’Arpeggiata. Imagine improvisatory arts of the baroque wisely fused with those of the most sophisticated jazz musicians, making for a spell-binding result. Michael Houstoun and Bulgarian violinist, Bella Hristova, will lead the Beethoven Sonatas cycle at The Piano, with a three-day festival. For hardcore classical chamber music lovers, Kathryn Stott, joined by NZSQ, and the Kuijken Quartet, are as good as it gets. Get 7 June into your calendar, when the great Bach authority, Masaaki Suzuki and an outstanding contingent of Juilliard School students take over Christchurch. The last concert of the season will be a breath of fresh air, with the vibrant Imani Winds ensemble. They will perform favourites from Ravel and Rimsky-Korsakov, alongside more flamboyant and genredisrupting pieces. Season subscriptions are now open! 0800 CONCERT (266 2378)

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WHAT’S ON Gigs, Concerts & Events


Christmas in the Vines

exhibition CoCA’S summer exhibition examines artistic responses to mankind’s increasingly damaging impact on the natural environment. CoCA Gallery, to Sun 19 Feb,

LIVE MUSIC Popera stars Sol3 Mio hit

A Christmas Carol

7 Days Live!

THEATRE Mayhem ensues as the

COMEDY Catch the 7 Days crew – Dai Henwood, Paul Ego, Jeremy Elwood, Urzila Carlson, Ben Hurley and Josh Thomson – as they line up the week’s news in the Arena. Horncastle Arena, Sun 18 Dec,

Court Jesters, the team behind Scared Scriptless, attempt to recreate the entire Charles Dickens classic with just two actors, a pianist, and help from the audience. The Court Theatre, to Fri 23 Dec,

Waipara Hills with their signature mix of opera arias, traditional songs, their own hits and favourite Christmas carols. Waipara Hills Winery, Sat 17 Dec,

LIVE MUSIC Sit back, relax and enjoy

the CSO’s annual yuletide celebration, with a line-up of carols and classical favourites. Isaac Theatre Royal, Wed 21 Dec,

YMCA Carols By Candlelight FAMILY The Yuletide community singalong is back for another year in Victoria Square. Food and coffee vendors will be onsite. Victoria Square, Sat 24 Dec,

Blackcaps vs Bangladesh 1st ANZ ODI SPORT The Black Caps take on a

much improved Bangladesh at New Zealand’s best cricket ground; Boxing Day bliss. Hagley Oval, Mon 26 Dec,

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake

Legally Blonde – The Musical

PERFORMANCE The critically

acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre returns to New Zealand with Tchaikovsky’s internationally beloved ballet. Isaac Theatre Royal, Thu 29 – Sat 31 Dec,

THEATRE The hit Reese

Witherspoon film vehicle makes for a fresh, fun and upbeat musical that won over West End critics. Runs throughout summer at the Court Theatre. The Court Theatre, to Sat 21 Jan,

RHYTHM & ALPS Music Festival Send 2016 off in

Sons of a Bitch & Mel Parsons LIVE MUSIC/tHEATRE Following their smash-hit sell-out tours of rural New Zealand in 2016, the team behind this unique night of music, theatre and comedy get off the farm and bring their hilarious night out to town. The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Sat 10 Dec,

CSO: Festive Christmas


style with this year’s edition of the massive music festival in scenic Central Otago. Catch Dub FX, Pitch Black, Devilskin, Six 60 and more over two huge days and nights. Cardrona Valley, Wanaka, Fri 30/Sat 31 Dec,

tHEATRE A highly visual

interpretation incorporating song and dance, LAF’s Oliver Twist captures the essence of Dickens’ colourful landscape in a tale that still resonates today. Lyttelton Arts Factory Tue 13 – Fri 30 Dec,

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NEW YEAR’s EVE family/live music The city council’s

official NYE event is a fun night in the park with plenty for the kids early on and DJs & bands winding up for the bigger kids after 9pm. Hagley Park North, Sat 31 Dec, Find it on Facebook

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WHAT’S ON Gigs, Concerts & Events

PRECARIOUS NATURE exhibition See listing in December.

CoCA Gallery, to Sun 19 Feb,

Legally Blonde – The Musical THEATRE See listing in December.

Fly My Pretties: STRING THEORY

Jack and the Beanstalk

LIVE MUSIC New Zealand’s

classic tale by Brendon Bennetts is brought to littlie-friendly life at the Court Theatre at the right time for some summer holiday relief. The Court Theatre, Wed 18 – Sat 28 Jan,

much-loved music collective/ supergroup rocks back into town and rolls into a favourite venue of theirs for a summer stunner. Isaac Theatre Royal, Thu 12 Jan,

Jim Jefferies COMEDY Rescheduled from October – the Aussie comedian who’s one of the hottest comedy tickets in the world right now hits town for two big nights in January. Isaac Theatre Royal, Fri 13/Sat 14 Jan,

THEATRE A lively adaptation of the

Blackcaps vs Bangladesh: 2nd ANZ Test SPORT Five days of action – well,

probably at least four – as the Black Caps take on the Tigers at proper cricket at Hagley Oval. Fri 20 – Tue 24 Jan, Hagley Oval,

jon toogood: solo & acoustic live music The Shihad frontman is

on the road on his lonesome this summer; catch him at Blue Smoke in town, or make a roadie to the Hilltop for bonus awesome views. Blue Smoke, Wed 11 Jan, and Hilltop Tavern, Little River, Sat 14 Jan,

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International Akaroa Music Festival

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival

MUSIC FESTIVAL The country’s

premiere residential music school returns for its 10th anniversary and offers up its usual annual array of lessons, masterclasses and concerts in Akaroa’s stunning surroundings. Around Akaroa, Thu 5 – Sun 22 Jan,

sport The first event in the NZ

Motorcycle Road Race Series for 2017 roars into life at Mike Pero Motorsport Park, with mulitple race events across the weekend. Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Sat 7/ Sun 8 Jan,

festival offers 40 craft breweries & cider producers from around NZ pouring over 300 brews – some made specifically for the festival. Hagley Park, Sat 28 Jan,

Airbourne 

southern nationals & Mike pero nz grand prix

Festival NZ’s largest outdoor beer

world buskers festival festival One of Christchurch’s

most loved festivals returns to the city streets and iconic venues this year with an impressive local and international performer line up. Various venues, Thu 19 – Sun 29 Jan,

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Live Music The hell-raisin’ Aussie

rockers head to the Bedford to make some big noise at what will be a hard-charging, spine-jarring and massive night. The Bedford at CPSA, Sat 28 Jan,

Gigs, Concerts & Events WHAT’S ON

Alliance Française French Film Festival Film Festival



The best of French cinema returns to Christchurch. Featuring over 30 diverse French-language films, the Alliance Française French Film Festival will screen at Hoyts Northlands from 9 – 26 March, 2017. A prime window on France for film lovers and Francophiles alike, the Alliance Française French Film Festival invites audiences to experience one language but a world of emotions. Full programme available 2 February, 2017.

Located in the heart of the city, CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki is expertly curated to offer you cutting-edge exhibitions from local, national and international artists. Their summer exhibition, Precarious Nature (19 Nov – 19 Feb), tackles the precariousness of our relationship with nature as its starting point, interrogating how humans are affecting the planet and its fragility in ways such as the decline of the honeybee, deforestation, pollution, and consumerism. Free admission!

66 Gloucester Street 03 366 7261

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WHAT’S ON Gigs, Concerts & Events

Chinese New Year Parade family Usher in the Year of the

Rooster with this free community parade featuring Chinese dance, music, lions and dragons and more. Bridge of Remembrance to Cathedral Square, Sun 5 Feb, Find it on Facebook

The Pioneer SPORTS After a highly successful

premiere last year, this epic mountain bike stage race from Christchurch through the Southern Alps to Queenstown returns for another outing. Christchurch to Queenstown, Sun 5 – Sat 11 Feb,

Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy performance A rather different

performance than we’re used to from the Cold Chisel frontman, as he tells his life story in words and song live on stage, after the release of his acclaimed account of his hard childhood, Working Class Boy. Isaac Theatre Royal, Wed 8 Feb,

Open Air Summer Shakespeare: Two Gentlemen of Verona

PRECARIOUS NATURE exhibition See listing in December.

CoCA Gallery, to Sun 19 Feb,

scottish tattoo performance This on stage tattoo

is set to feature highland and country dancers, a marching team, sword fighters, Scottish fiddler, haggis ceremony, and many more Caledonian delights. Aurora Centre, Sat 4 Feb, Find it on Facebook

theatre Top Dog’s popular annual outdoor Shakespeare production returns to the lawns of Merivale; this year we’ll be watching Two Gentlemen of Verona. Mona Vale, Wed 8 – Sat 18 Feb,

Christchurch Night Noodle Markets FOOD FESTIVAL The hawker style food festival/market pops up again in Hagley Park North to offer 5 big nights of delicious noodles from every corner of Asia – as well as curry, BBQ, dumplings and more. Hagley Park North, Wed 8 – Sun 12 Feb,

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Coast to Coast SPORTS New Zealand’s most famous multisport event is back for another epic race from Tasman Sea beach across the main divide to Pacific Ocean beach. Kumara Beach to New Brighton, Fri 10/Sat 11 Feb,

ropable theatre Hitchcock superfans Constance and Prudence get rather more than they bargained for when a weekend theme wedding produces an actual murder. The Court Theatre, Sat 11 Feb – Sat 4 Mar,

Sparks live music/family The irresistible combination of fireworks and orchestral music is back for another big summer evening of free fun for all ages in good old Hagley Park. Hagley Park North, Sat 11 Feb,

Simple Minds & The B-52s live music It’s a Throwback Thursday spectacular as the two monster 80s hitmakers team up to power into Horncastle Arena for a huge evening of music. Horncastle Arena, Thu 16 Feb,


Zealand Ballet gives two landmark works of 20th century dance by Roland Petit in a white-hot start to their 2017 season. Isaac Theatre Royal, Thu 16 – Sat 18 Feb,

3x3 Quest Tour SPORT Grab some teammates and

get stuck into this 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Christchurch Netball Courts, Sat 18 Feb,

Gigs, Concerts & Events WHAT’S ON

The Big Shot 2017 SPORT World-class athletics action

as Kiwi Olympic heroes including Tom Walsh, Eliza McCartney, Jacko Gill and Nick Willis take on topclass international competition in the central city. Venue TBC, Sun 19 Feb,

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Mitre 10 MEGA – A Run to Remember fitness Mitre 10 MEGA – A Run to

Remember is a 10km charity fun run/walk to honour those who lost their lives in the February 2011 earthquake. Victoria Park, Sun 19 Feb,

cso: pwc Opera at Pegasus Bay LIVE MUSIC The CSO’s operatic

summer outing is back to offer up an idyllic afternoon of music in Pegasus Bay Winery. Pegasus Bay Winery, Sat 18 Feb,

The Winery Tour 2017

Christchurch – ‘The Boss’ is rolling into town for one of the biggest gigs we’ve seen in the city for quite some time. Tue 21 Feb, AMI Stadium,

Blackcaps vs South Africa 2nd ANZ ODI SPORT It’s back to Hagley Oval as

New Zealand comes up against the South Africans to continue the international summer of cricket. Hagley Oval, Wed 22 Feb

crusaders vs brumbies sport Super Rugby kicks off for

2017 as the Crusaders host the lads from the ACT for their first home game of the season. AMI Stadium, Sat 25 Feb,

LIVE MUSIC Clear the decks,

Electric Avenue

music Festival Electric Avenue is back for 2017 and it’s going to be bigger than ever, with three stages and 30 acts over 12 epic hours! Shapeshifter, Shihad, Hermitude, Dub FX & Tiki, and many more. Hagley Park, Sat 25 Feb,

CSO: Romeo & Juliet LIVE MUSIC The CSO open their

Masterworks series in 2017 with Prokofiev’s musical riff on Shakespeare, alongside works by Beethoven and a world premiere from local composer Philip Norman. Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Sat 25 Feb,

LIVE MUSIC The iconic summer

music tour of some of the country’s top summer spots returns to Waipara Hills with Brooke Fraser, Bic Runga and Benny Tipene in tow. Waipara Hills Winery, Sat 18 Feb,

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chch lantern festival cultural festival This Chinese cultural festival is back again for two huge nights in Hagley Park. Music, performance, dance, food, fireworks, and of course, hundreds of amazing Chinese lanterns. Hagley Park North, Sat 18/Sun 19 Feb,

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NZSO: Summer Pops with the Modern MĀori Quartet

NZ OPERA: The Mikado performance NZ Opera stage

Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic comic opera, resetting the 19th century in modern Japan in what is sure to be another of their spectacular Isaac Theatre Royal performances. Isaac Theatre Royal, Tue 7 – Sat 11 Mar,

the pixies


WHAT’S ON Gigs, Concerts & Events

Live in Lincoln: Selwyn Sounds

MUSIC FESTIVAL This new music festival for Lincoln has assembled a killer line-up of Kiwi music talent for its inaugural outing over a big day and night at the Lincoln Domain – try Mi-Sex, Dragon, Sharon O’Neill, Annie Crummer, Margaret Urlich, Debbie Harwood, Jordan Luck and Jason Kerrison. Lincoln Domain, Sat 4 Mar,

live music The legendary and influential alt-rockers return to our shores for what will be some very big shows off the back of their recent (bangin’) album Head Carrier. This’ll be a goodie! Horncastle Arena, Thu 9 Mar,

alliance franÇaise french film festival film festival Cinephiles and

Francophiles unite: one of the world’s best French-language film fests is back for another rich year. Hoyts Northlands, Thu 9 – Sun 26 Mar,

LIVE MUSIC Cool beats, amazing harmonies and solid entertainment as the NZSO is joined by the Modern Māori Quartet for a selection of pop hits, classics, nostalgic numbers and originals. Horncastle Arena, Fri 3 Mar,

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Wild Eats Ocean Swim Series: Christchurch Crown SPORTS Weave in and out of some of the region’s most picturesque bays in this Christchurch leg of the Ocean Swim series. Corsair Bay, Sat 4 Mar,

Take your taste buds for a walk on the wild side at the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival (11 March). Fittingly held on the Wild West Coast, this iconic balls (yes, they’re on the menu too) of steel foodie festival is a calendar fave. Whether you’re guzzling horse semen shots, gnawing on sheep ‘nads, knocking back a worm truffle or watching someone else do it, there’s no end of entertainment (which also includes live music, cooking demos and the highly coveted Feral Fashion title). Those with a timid palate can imbibe some Dutch courage in the form of a fierce local beverage selection, while more traditional West Coast gourmet delicacies (think whitebait, venison and seafood) are also on offer.

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Gigs, Concerts & Events WHAT’S ON


Riccarton Market is Canterbury’s most established, vibrant market. The market has over 200 stalls covering fresh fruit and veges, certified organic produce, flowers, plants, antiques, clothing, arts and crafts, books and much more. There’s something for everyone! The market also offers a food court, and features local talent on stage each week. This year’s Christmas market will be on the 11th of December. Closed Christmas Day; OPEN Boxing Day. 146 Racecourse Road 03 339 0011 Open: Sun 9am – 2pm


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! 50 Ferrymead Park Drive 03 384 1970

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WHAT’S ON The Last Word

BATON RULES Cityscape caught up with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra’s multi-talented chief conductor extraordinaire Benjamin Northey for the inside word on their 2017 season.


ow did you get into conducting? I always wanted to play music, even from an early age. Conducting wasn’t on the agenda at all really until much later. I did quite a bit of ensemble leading as a chamber musician, but it was only at the urging of my first teacher (John Hopkins) that I became interested in conducting. Once I started studying I well and truly got the bug for it. Tell us about your genrespanning skills. I’ve always subscribed to the idea that great music transcends genre. Each world of sound requires a specific understanding, and it’s the job of musicians to bring the required expertise and care to everything they perform. Some more complex works demand a greater time commitment to prepare thoroughly, but I think an understanding of the many and varied styles of music are the key. Even within the world of opera there are dozens of sub-genres, each needing to be

researched, studied and understood in order to bring the works to life. Where is the most unusual place you’ve performed? Well the wonderful Air Force Museum at Wigram would be high on the list! It’s like an art installation and a concert hall in one building. In fact many of my colleagues around the globe are envious when I share photos of the space. I love the context it brings to our concert programmes, particularly our 20th century works which are often informed by war. What can we expect from the CSO’s 2017 season? There are so many great works to look forward to – some of the greatest music ever written, really. Beethoven’s peerless 9th symphony, Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet, Tchaikovsky’s 5th symphony, many wonderful soloists from New Zealand and around the world. One work which has taken on a renewed relevance and interest is the 3rd symphony of US composer Aaron Copland. It represents the ideals of

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post WW2 New Deal America, the hope, aspiration, optimism of that time. My how things have changed! There’s something for everyone. Tell us about Symphonic Oddity. I imagine that if David Bowie was able to look down upon this concert he would do so with a proud smile on his face. It’s a tribute to his creative life and the effect he had on so many people, artists and musicians. His greatest hits will be taken to a new place with rock band and full orchestra – a must for Bowie fans wanting to celebrate his life. How will you keep your cool at PwC Opera at Pegasus Bay? Keep well hydrated! Which should be easy given the quality of refreshments on offer – although I’ll be waiting until after the concert to enjoy the viticultural delights! It’s always fun to perform outdoors and the atmosphere will be very much al fresco and informal. Find out more about the CSO’s 2017 concert season at

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