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By Rachel Smith

Something special on Worcester Boulevard

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t is obvious there is something special about certain places. The villa at 21 Worcester Boulevard is one of these – from the bronze sculpture garden to its carefully refurbished interior – it is quite simply beautiful. The villa, owned by a family trust, is located opposite the Arts Centre and now available for lease as a commercial property through NAI Harcourts. Built in 1897 the villa is a designated Category 2 cottage by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, and has been used as a home, a gallery, flats and more recently offices, over its many years. It is also the home of the well-known Dyslexia Discovery Exhibit, an award winning exhibition of sculptures which was a joint venture between the family trust, the Cookie Time Charitable Trust and the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand. Vacated by the trusts and the foundation after the earthquakes, the property has been refurbished in a way that has maintained its character and integrated the very latest in technologies. Well over a million dollars was spent on the

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Well over a million dollars was spent on the refurbishment, including a $50,000 grant from the Christchurch City Council Heritage Fund.

refurbishment, including a $50,000 grant from the Christchurch City Council Heritage Fund. Many of the original features have been retained including lead light windows, polished timber floors and ceiling plaster work. Guy Pope-Mayell, Chair of Trustees of the Cookie Time Charitable Trust, says the fireplaces and chimneys are of particular note. The tile fire surrounds were carefully retained to keep the original heritage look in the new gas fires, and the chimneys were lovingly restored with bespoke input from specialist craftsmen. The hidden side to the villa is the large

amount of work that has gone into making it an ideal business location. Along with the rebuilding work, has come strengthening and insulation, as well as new services including air conditioning, data and power cabling, new lighting and board room electronics. The villa is comprised of an office component spread over two areas, including spacious offices, a large boardroom, bathroom, full kitchen and a casual dining area. With separate entrances to both areas there are endless options as to how the space could be utilised. A large north facing courtyard is situated at the rear of the property, with offices and the dining area opening into this space. Also opening onto the courtyard is a contemporary studio apartment built five years ago - suitable for offices or accommodation it provides ideal accommodation for travelling staff, or for sublease.


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New designer collection

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Want to look tall and slim? Just go for a walk in the winter sun and observe your shadow. The moment of the Winter Solstice this year was at 10.51pm on 21 June giving us the shortest day when the sun had sunk to its lowest point in the sky resulting in our longest, skinniest shadows of the year. Of course the Winter Solstice (solstice is derived from the Latin phrase for “sun stands still”) itself only lasts a moment in time, so other terms are used for the day on which it occurs such as the ‘shortest day’. And short days they are at this time Angela Bennett, Editor of year - if, like me, you feel like the day is over in a flash, remember that we are having around five hours less light than our longest day in summer! But don’t let that get you down. In fact we have two things to celebrate at present – the first that the days are lengthening and second – that in fact the coldest days are about to come because even though the minutes of daylight are increasing, the earth’s surface continues to lose more energy than it receives from the sun (blame that on the rate it takes for the oceans to cool and warm up again), anyway the cooler weather to come will hopefully result in beautiful light, fluffy snow on the mountains and crisp, frosty, clear and sunny days in the city. While we celebrate the winter solstice with a few community and family events such as polar-plunge swims, winter festivals and of course the Maori New Year or Matariki, we don’t have a patch on the cavorting of the Ancients. Because ancient people saw that the sun kept sinking lower and lower, and that the amount of sunlight each day got less and less they figured it was possible that soon everything would be black, and life would end. So on the day the sun stopped and thereafter began to climb again in the sky there was course for much merriment! The Romans sure knew how to party, and their solstice feast of Saturnalia, honouring the God Saturn, was a weeklong December feast that involved drinking, eating and exchanging gifts. An interesting facet of the celebration was that the roles of master and servant were reversed for a few days. Roman masters would cater to their slaves or, at very least, consider them briefly to be equals. They also celebrated the lengthening of days following the solstice by paying homage to Mithra – an ancient Persian god of light. Long before then in Ireland around 3,200BC people constructed an ancient tomb in recognition of the solstice which is now known as Newgrange. Interestingly it was built 500 years before the Great Pyramids and more than 1000 years before Stonehenge. On the Winter Solstice, “a narrow beam of light penetrates the roof-box and reaches the floor of the chamber, gradually extending to the rear of the chamber”. The illumination that comes on the Winter Solstice lasts for 17 minutes – the construction was so accurate that the sun-beam could be used to determine the exact day of solstice. A fantastic feat of engineering considering it was built over 5000 years ago! Obviously these days we don’t scare so easily and take the transition of the sun’s sinking and beginning to climb in our sky towards the long days of summer for granted, but mid-winter is still a perfect time for a feast with family and friends or a good excuse to get out and about and enjoy winter’s many adventures.

Think about it… “In the depth of winter I finally learned that there within me lay an invincible summer.” - Albert Camus

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One of the biggest challenges for most people is having the tough conversations, and I find that those are the conversations that can be so liberating, in that they move people forward from often stale situations.

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nnah Stretton, with an Order of Merit for services to fashion, business and the community needs no introduction to most. Her eponymous newly refurbished Christchurch store in The Colombo is a regular haunt for fashionistas and her latest collection of winter fashion is truly inspiring. But Annah is not only a very successful designer and business woman with over 25 retail stores; she is also a very successful author with three books under her belt, and a business mentor and philanthropist who supports a wide range of charitable groups and organisations across New Zealand. Her newest initiative RAW assists disadvantaged women and those suffering domestic violence. I caught up with Annah to find out a little more about how she has achieved so much in a relatively short time frame…

What has influenced your design style the most? There have been so many influences; the collections each season are all based around a back story that may come from history, my varied environments, a movie, or a past or present high profile person or celebrity. We are also very focused on colour and femininity. I only wear our clothing but like to dress relatively simply. It's about great pieces that don't date, have strong colour and work well with a stable of basics... and then of course there is our famously versatile Flipit dress - our Rockstar!

What type of women do you like to design for? Real women; women who love colour, love feminine styles. Women who are comfortable in their own skin, don't bow to fashion trends, simply like to wear clothes that make them look fantastic and don't spend their wholes lives trying to lose 2kg before they make their next frock purchase.

What type of fabrics do you favour? Fabrics with lots of texture... colour, metals, florals, plaids... I don't follow trend, I just follow my heart and the prints and fabrics I love. I'm fortunate that I have a head designer Ali McIntosh that pretty much aligns with me and has been with me for over ten years. We have so much fun putting together the collections and I'm always so amazed at her fresh take on all of our elected back stories.

What fashion tips would you like to give Cantabrians? Our flagship store and best performing sales team are in the Colombo Mall. I know that Cantabrians love an event because they truly recognise that life needs to be celebrated, and now! Why wait to buy a great frock when you may not be around to enjoy it tomorrow? It’s advice they could, and should, give the rest of the country! Whether it be the wonderful racing festivities or the myriad of weddings and other occasions, Cantabrians know how to celebrate and I will be forever grateful for that! They have embraced Angela and Izy, our mother/daughter team that run the Colombo store, as their personal stylists and ensure 4 June, 26 2014 Metropol

moments as they arrive in your life, never letting them define you, dealing with the tough stuff and thriving, being okay about having a voice and making a very real contribution to the world you live in while always remaining true to yourself.

You are frequently in the media and on stage speaking about entrepreneurism and living fearlessly, what do you believe is one of the main aspects in life that holds women back? Doubt, lack of self-confidence, low selfesteem, not sitting comfortably in their own skin, being afraid of risk, low ranking on their own priority scale, putting everyone else first, being the last cab off the rank, having an ‘I don't deserve this’ mentality… Please stop me now!

What is one piece of advice you would like to give women who are not reaching their potential?

When did you first realise you had an interest in fashion? It was more about having an interest in art, painting, drawing and sculpture. I have completed part of an arts degree at Otago School of Fine Arts in Dunedin. Fashion appeared on the horizon when a series of life's opportunities eventually saw me working for a fashion company in the Waikato.

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Annah’s boxers: The ‘avalanche of love’. they get liberal doses of their advice.

Last year you released your third book ‘Rock the Boat’ what inspired you to write it and what do you hope readers learn from it? One of the biggest challenges for most people is having the tough conversations, and I find that those are the conversations that can be so liberating, in that they move people forward from often stale situations. RTB was all about sharing strategies around difficult

JUST DO IT! You CAN have a great life, live your dream and be a great mother and partner; you do not have to compromise, you just have to prioritise and find your balance. It is achievable. Remember there are no medals handed out for being the family's sacrificial lamb - you get one go at life - go on and live it!

Your most recent initiative RAW (Reclaim Another Woman) is to assist disadvantaged women endeavouring to exit and grow from violent situations. Please briefly explain how RAW works: For years I have been involved in all sorts of charities, simply wanting to further the agenda of others, and put the heart into my company's operations. It was a meeting late last year with the services manager of the Waikato Refuge, Roni Albert, that got me thinking about RAW, in that the success of refuge was about rescue

and stabilising, yet most of the women returned, after their refuge stay, to the environments they knew, no matter how violent. Given the huge difficulties that they would face, to put in place what would extensively be unsupported life changes, I questioned if they would be strong enough to make them. RAW is a very simple concept, a matching of a significant other (someone who has all their ducks in a row and has lived a very different life) who is prepared to walk an educational journey, starting with a year, to get the mentee woman back into a contributing society. The pilot in the Waikato now has over 80 matches with all the women in education, walking towards a very different end goal, all at this stage have been successful. Everyone needs someone, as well as a focus and a purpose, some tough love and a ‘can do’ attitude. We have simply seen the demographic that for too long has been invisible to so many of us.

Has it been difficult to connect with a group that live such a different lifestyle to your own? Absolutely, we have more mentors (significant others) that are waiting to be matched, than RAW women. But as we saw in the Waikato it simply takes time to get the women into the organisation and trusting the process; remember these are women who have been let down all their lives.

How has RAW been received by women who mentor and the mentees to date? Incredibly! I had no idea that we would get so many successful matches and advance so many women so quickly. We have police officers supporting women that have strong criminal backgrounds, a patent attorney supporting a woman from the dental profession wanting to advance a patent idea. A chef supporting a budding cook, a school principal supporting a woman to get into nursing and many, many more.

How can women get involved with RAW in Christchurch? They can log on to www.raw.org.nz and email us through the ‘be supported’ or ‘give support’ or ‘become a friend of RAW’ tabs. Or email rebecca@raw.org.nz. RAW also has a Facebook page: Reclaim another woman.

What is your proudest achievement? My two children Sam and Edward who have now both completed commerce degrees at Otago and are now travelling the world. They are my inspiration, have my absolute love and are my biggest critics and levellers. Closely followed by my initiation of RAW, and my mentor relationship with Krystal.

If you could go back and tell your teenage self something what would it be? Start earlier, you can be anything you want. Educate well and remain focused on the business type subjects, they are the advancers in life.

What were you doing the last time the thought went through your head “I shouldn’t be doing this”? Buying a second white boxer pup, I now have two girl white boxer pups that have just turned a year old. They need so much love and attention and if we let them they both sleep on the bed, my man calls this the 'avalanche of love'.

What are you like at parties? Variable. Great with close friends; first to exit in large crowds.

What is next on your wish list? To have a glass of wine with Richard Branson (I know he'd love RAW ). I guess I need to start getting more proactive on social media... dare to dream and all that!


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Snow White retold with ‘Kiwi-isms’

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pening on Tuesday 8 July as part of Kidsfest, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ is 90 minutes of pure fun for the young and young at heart as the evil Queen plots Snow White’s demise, following the traditional story only to be thwarted by the intervention of seven biscuit mining dwarfs.

Food packs for Christchurch families

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hristchurch based charitable trust Families for Families along with principal sponsor Harcourts Gold made up 500 food packs for the Salvation Army to deliver. The parcels went to families in a programme The Salvation Army run to help families to become independent. John Gardner, Public Relations Coordinator from The Salvation Army says there has been a 110% increase in families needing help following the devastating earthquakes. “Many families are still dealing with the harsh realities of the earthquake day to day. These food parcels will be very welcome and provide a little respite as we come to the coldest time of the year.” Families for Families was set up in 2012 to provide food parcels for Christchurch families in need at Christmas time. The trust provided 2000 food packs last year for the Salvation Army to

With a few ‘kiwi–isms’ this familiar tale, directed by Garry Thomas, is another of Riccarton Players popular Kidsfest productions. Thomas is excited at bringing this familiar fairy tale to the Riccarton stage. “There’s a lot of fun and adventure in this play, and children and adults are guaranteed of a great time,” says Thomas. “The play guarantees maximum entertainment for the whole family.” Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - adapted by local playwrights Rob Smith and Andrew MackIntosh, both no strangers to what is and what isn’t popular with children of today - has ‘dwarfs’ of no fixed abode collected from around Christchurch – and what

characters they have depicted – drawing from experience of raising children themselves, this pair have concocted a tale which wends its way cleverly to its known conclusion by the clever use of observation. Snow White performs at The Open Stage Theatre, Hagley College, 510 Hagley Avenue, Christchurch from Tuesday to Sunday for a one week season commencing on July 8 to July 13. Tuesday to Friday at 7pm, and Saturday/Sunday at 11am and 2pm (No evening performances on Saturday and Sunday). All seats just $10. Bookings can be made on line at www.riccartonplayers.co.nz or phone book 338 4699. Door sales subject to availability.

distribute to families in need with chickens, sausages, bread and fresh vegetables. Trust founder, Nikki Dew says, “Due to the success of our fundraising efforts last year and the amazing support from Harcourts Gold as principal sponsor we have also been able to commit to this mid-year supply of food packs.” Families for Families and fundraising can be found at www.familiesforfamilies.org.nz.

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St Margaret’s honours Shakespeare

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t Margaret's College honours Shakespeare's greatest comedy 'A Mid Summer Night's Dream' with a whole school celebration of the performing arts. The show which goes on in the Charles Luney Auditorium on 1, 2, and 3 July at 7pm includes a cast of nearly 200 students from Year 1-13. Director Megan Herd has edited the script to include large scale musical and dance items with a modern twist. Many of the songs used in the production will be familiar to the audience. Senior students have also composed some of the musical items, most notably a piece entitled 'Fairy Lullaby' by Year 13 student Kimberly Wood which recently won the University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare prize for musical composition. All

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of the music will be performed live by the schools various music groups and choirs under the guidance of Head of Faculty Performing Arts Amanda Woods and her team. This version of 'A Mid Summer Night's Dream' includes spectacular dance items choreographed by the school's Head of Dance and one of new Zealand's leading contemporary choreographers Julia McKerrow. Megan Herd says: “Our girls are extremely talented and in this production they are all given a moment to shine. We wanted to take the audience on a magical journey into fairyland, to give them a good laugh and remind them that 'the course of true love never did run smooth'.” For more information visit www.stmargarets.school.nz or phone (03) 353 2564.

The George earns a hat The team at The George hotel is delighted to have earned a hat in the latest Cuisine Good Food Guide 2014. In the heart of a stable of excellent dining rooms, Pescatore was the only restaurant in the Victoria St precinct and wider CBD area to earn a much sought after hat. Spokesperson Wally Reyn said, “This is a great accolade for the team who are continually honing their skills and delighting local and international diners.” For more information go to www.cuisinegoodfoodguide.co.nz

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ork on the retention of the façade of the Junction Hotel (more recently known as Robbies), and the demolition of the building structure behind the façade will be starting shortly. The heritage status of this building on Rangiora’s High Street has required negotiations between a number of parties including the owner, the Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund Trust, Heritage New Zealand, Council staff, building engineers and demolition companies in reaching the decision to retain the façade, and how this structure will be secured for a new building to be built in behind it. Mayor David Ayers is pleased that a further sign of progress towards the redevelopment of the Rangiora Town Centre is about to start. “Many people will also be pleased that the façade of the former Junction Hotel which has been part of Rangiora’s

streetscape since 1880 is being retained. We look forward to a new building emerging behind.” This work is being project managed by Cook Brothers, with Spiire the structural engineers and GRS the demolition company. The estimated completion for the project is the end of September 2014.

First Rutherford documentary

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mazingly, until now, there has never been a full documentary on Nobel Prize winner and University of Canterbury physicist Ernest Rutherford. University of Canterbury researcher Dr John Campbell has produced the Rutherford Documentary, which is based on his book, Rutherford Scientist Supreme. Research spanning a quarter of a century went into material for the book. Dr Campbell has just screened on campus the first episode, The Apprentice, which covers Rutherford's early life and work in New Zealand and Canterbury College, plus his pioneering wireless telegraphy work in England. Episode one also shows general student life and graduation ceremonies of Canterbury College from more than 120 years ago. Rutherford received the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1908, 18 years after starting as a student at the University of Canterbury, formerly known as Canterbury College. “Lord Rutherford is internationally New Zealand's most famous son, the first Nobel Prize recipient for research performed in Canada and probably the most illustrious British scientist of the first half of the 20th century,” Dr Campbell says.

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John Kapa reveals the art of Gyotaku – fish rubbings…

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n a trawler in the middle of the ocean near the Chatham rise, the research vessel Kaharoa from National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA), heaved aboard its catch after hours of winding in the trawl net,” says John Kapa. “I stood there watching the net come aboard, and as a researcher working for NIWA, I was interested in the types of fish we would find. “Then I saw a Japanese man, who was researching with us, race down to see the fish laid out on the deck. More interesting was that he was sorting the fish with great enthusiasm. Then I saw him take some fish to the side, placing something over them and rubbing them. What I had just witnessed was the art of Gyotaku (Japanese , from gyo "fish" + taku "rubbing") a traditional method of Japanese fish printing, dating from the mid-1800s. “I had already had an interest in fish, but not only for the table. I was also a member of the Dive Research team for NIWA. In my recreational time I spent vast periods of my time spear fishing or collecting samples. “The combination of spending over seven years diving and researching fish, as well as other marine animals, and the love of art, made a great combination. Witnessing the process of Gyotaku gave way to lots of time experimenting with the technique and perfecting it.”

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It requires a lot of patience to prepare the fish, position it, apply a tried paint and then the specific rice paper. Of course the skill is to then “rub” the fish to get a perfect image. As John found out, “it’s not just about getting a fish and slapping paint on it and then throwing paper on it”. It requires a lot of patience to prepare the fish, position it, apply a tried paint and then the specific rice paper. Of course the skill is to then “rub” the fish to get a perfect image. Often it can take many attempts, as the image might

not take, or take poorly. Additionally the ink may be too light, too dark, and or you can get double images of the fish as a result of the paper moving around. However, if you get it right you end up with incredible art. The details of the fish are often incredibly detailed and quite breath-taking. John can often get more than three prints from a fish.

“Currently I have three commissioned fish prints to do, and seem to be selling all sorts of types of fish images, from Blue Maomao to my favourite fish, the Giant Boar fish (it looks so odd). I really enjoy this art work and it reminds me of the vast amounts of time I spent either swimming with them, or eating them!” John’s art work has been applied to trophy snapper and these have been on the cover of New Zealand fishing magazines. Some have been auctioned and others commissioned. They make fantastic gifts for all who enjoy fish and fishing and there’s a certain elegance about the prints. They are very lifelike. If you would like to know more or buy this unique fish art, pieces range anywhere from $80 - $800, John can be contacted on Facebook under Fish Prints (Aotearoa NZ), johnkapa@gmail.com and on 021 025 82487.


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Scott Base to receive major investment Antarctica New Zealand is to invest $3.4 million in a significant upgrade of the Scott Base Hillary Field Centre science facility. The refurbishment will provide high-quality onsite science facilities that will extend the window for scientific analysis on the ice out to a full 12 months each year. “This project will add three new internal laboratories, mobile laboratories, additional capacity for specialised external laboratories and other facilities that will boost the capacity for effective science in Antarctica,” said Peter Beggs, Antarctica New Zealand chief executive. The project work on the Scott Base enhancements is expected to commence next winter.

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Lime Tree Lodge, set on a ten acre estate just outside Lake Wanaka, has officially re-opened, offering luxury boutique accommodation with stunning 360-degree uninterrupted mountain views. New owners John and Pauline Trotter previously owned a high country station in South Canterbury. The lodge boasts four luxuriouslyappointed ensuite guestrooms and two private suites, each with their own French doors opening out to an expansive veranda and gardens with magnificent views of the Southern Alps. An on-site helipad provides direct access to the region's spectacular ski fields, glaciers and sounds, while a pétanque court, croquet lawn,

pitch-and-putt golf course, swimming pool and spa pool make it hard to do anything other than relax and enjoy. “This is such a beautiful property, and in winter it comes into its own with the roaring log fire in the lounge where guests are encouraged to sink into a couch with a good book and a glass of wine,” said Pauline. “When snow falls we’ve been known to wake up in the morning and spot deer tracks around the gardens.” A range of ski packages are available over winter for stays of three or more nights from July to September. Winter packages are currently available on www.limetreelodge.co.nz.

Heli-ski & surf tour

Queenstown luxury private guiding company Alpine Adventures has launched exciting new private snow tours including a heli-ski and surf tour where clients get to ski and surf all in the same day. Operating June to October, the privately guided tours deliver door-to-door service and unrivalled access to five local mountains - Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Treble Cone, Cardrona and Ohau. “There’s nothing quite like skiing down fresh untouched snow and the feeling of having the entire mountain to yourself. The company’s ‘Surf & Heli-Ski’ tour is ideal for those who’ve always wanted to surf and ski in the same day.

“There aren’t many places in the world where you can ride your surfboard and snowboard or skis all in the same day. Even if there was, there surely isn’t a more perfect place than New Zealand’s rugged South Island to indulge in the ultimate wild ride with three uniquely qualified guides. “Fiordland is one of the best places in the world where can you surf a fantastic and remote wave in the morning with a local expert, then ski the afternoon away on the mountains - a legendary adventure,” he said. “It’s sure to make people’s bucket lists and promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.” For more information visit www.alpineadventures.co.nz.

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Golf carts get GPS system Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort is leading the way in world-class guest experiences investing in a state-of-the-art GPS system for its brand new fleet of golf carts. The significant venture makes the resort the first club in the country to use such technology. The cloud-based Golf Pilot system, created by GPS Systems International, uses Samsung TAB devices and employs cutting-edge technology to enhance players’ golf game while also providing some nifty safety features for management. Each of the resort’s 50 Yamaha carts is now fitted with a slick white

Samsung Golf Pilot unit which is mounted to the front windscreen and links to the main computer dashboard in the resort’s Pro Shop. Once players set-off for their round the Golf Pilot system kicks into action and starts tracking the cart’s location through the resort. It enables players to see where they are on the course, highlights course no-go areas, shows pro-tips on how best to play the hole and players can measure the distance to any point of interest including bunkers and the pin on the green. At a later stage players at Millbrook Resort will be able to use the system to order food and beverages on course which can be delivered direct to the golf cart, be ready for when players come off the course or a quick half-way refreshment when they cross over between nine holes.

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Accentuating with accessories

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enyse Saunders recently hosted a Ladies Luncheon and Accessories Fashion Parade at the chic Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel, where guests were treated to a fabulous lunch and exclusive preview of new season jewellery, scarves, hats and handbags from leading Canterbury designers. Designers Annah Stretton, Anoa Design Ltd for Florian Rhodes, Clockwork Emporium, Morgan & Page, Marc Bendall Jewellery, The Petal Store, The Vintage Cupboard, Wanderer and Zip Me Up were on hand to show guests how to wear their garments.

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Jen Evans, Kia Rodriguez

Mark Bendall, Denyse Saunders

Christine Wilkinson, Stacey Parenti

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Meet the designer cocktail event

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enyse Saunders recently held a Meet the Designer cocktail event at The George Hotel where guests were treated to an evening with international fashion designer Annah Stretton. Founder of the Annah Stretton fashion label, Stretton is a wildly successful New Zealand entrepreneur, author and speaker, with an online following of more than 60,000, more than 30 retail stores, three books and a strong business leadership programme under her very stylish belt. All proceeds from the event will go to Garden City Rotary Charitable Trust for the Look Good, Feel Good campaign supporting cancer patients. Clothes by Annah Stretton

Annah Stretton

Denyse Saunders, Annah Stretton

Sharyn Murray, Catherine Stanton, Diane Wilson

Claire Tait, Charlie Blencowe

Aleisha Stanton, Diane MacDonald, Sharon van Kampen

Abigail Curd, Amelia Anlayson, Jessica Magrath Vanessa Leeming, Olivia Hadfield, Nina Maguire, Miranda Hill

Alison Meadows, Carol Alfeld, Maureen Fisher, Janine Alfeld James Saunders, Courteney Toa

Cameron Gresty, Elizabeth Paul, Brittany Demouth Cheryl Whitham, Annabel Shand

Margaret Blencowe, Phyllis Paul

Mandy Partleton, Nicole Wheeler, Toni Duffy

Sarah Manning, Robyn Jamieson

Naomi Gould, Jo Burzynska, Annette Faulkner

Leslie McAuley, Alan Sharr, Yvonne Hiskemuller, Paul Stanton

Laura Williams, Nina McGuire, Isobel Devereux

Jess Gunn, Laura & Gaye Kerr

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Supporting New Zealand’s

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n kitchens and back sheds across the country there is an industry quietly at work. Squeezing creative time between life and work, the artisans who make up the indie art scene have been steadily growing across the country. Producing everything from jewellery to food to wooden toys they are the new face of shopping – items that are made locally and with love. In kitchens and back sheds across the country there is an industry quietly at work. Squeezing creative time between life and work, the artisans who make up the indie art scene have been steadily growing across the country. Producing everything from jewellery to food to wooden toys they are the new face of shopping – items that are made locally and with love. It is supporting this hidden talent that had been the inspiration for Hazel Schreiner, founder of Hazel Loves Design. Hazel Loves Design founder Hazel Schreiner “We don't want to focus on the 'big guys', we want to focus she had experienced in Australia. Producing on the little guys - the ones that She decided to extend Hazel everything from you may even struggle to find Loves Design to include Hazed on Facebook, the people who magazine, a magazine which she jewellery to food only pop out at the occasional describes as dedicated to to wooden toys indie market, the people who supporting New Zealand's create things of wonder, but burgeoning indie design they are the new are hidden from the community. face of shopping – mainstream,” says Hazel. The first edition was a solo effort “My dream is to foster these items that are and a steep learning curve. businesses so they can be Following editions have become made locally and fabulous powerhouses.” a real team effort, with many with love. Hazel Loves Design started talented individuals contributing solely with Hazel and her their skills in graphic design, computer back in 2010 and living in Australia, in editing and writing. the form of a blog which looked at all things Support for Hazed has meant that Hazel Loves design related. Design has been able to grow into much more, A move back home to Christchurch brought says Hazel. This includes their blog at to Hazel’s attention just how different the indie www.hazellovesdesign.com, the Craft Love culture in New Zealand was compared to what Festival, and supporting Pay It Forward artisan

store in Mairehau, with fresh ideas always in the pipeline. Juggling all aspects of her life is a continual work of balance for Hazel, who works full time at Westpac and has a young family. This means many late nights working on Hazel Loves Design and little time for holidays. “It is beyond important to support our local artisans. These are people from our local

community, mothers and fathers or even the girl next door creating work whilst completing her law degree,” says Hazel. “By supporting local artisans we are keeping our dollar local, we are supporting the growth of our community. Further we are reducing the impact on the environment by spending our dollar local we are reducing the distance our goods have to travel to get to us.”

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NZRA and Hyundai launch new relationship The New Zealand Retailers Association (NZRA) and Hyundai have established an attractive new pricing arrangement for NZRA members. Chief executive of the association, Mark Johnston launched the relationship at the Gary Cockram Hyundai showroom, allowing members to discuss common issues and opportunities while perusing the striking new vehicle range.

Dougal Cockram, Mark Johnston (Chief Executive Retailers Association)

Dougal Cockram (Gary Cockram)

Robyn Prinsep (House of Beaute), Trevor Laplanche,Peri Drysdale (Snowy Peak Ltd)

Nettles Lamont, Philip Richards (J Ballantyne & Co Ltd)

Andrew Mooney (Gary Cockram), Mark Johnston Kieran Crowley (Gary Cockram)

Andy Ellis, Corey Flynn, Julian Newman (House of Beaute), George Whitelock

Graeme Dawber, Donna Thomsen (Copenhagan Bakery)

Dougal Cockram, Mikayla Whetton (CECC)

Tony Ralfe, Andy Ellis, Wally Wilson, Paul Brown, James Seales, Laraine Paterson

Lorraine Rouse (CECC), James Seales (Corporate Cabs)

Alan Sharr (Marriotts Accountants), Mary Wilson, Andrew Mooney (Gary Cockram)

Jocelyn Richards, Brian Lamont (NZRA Board)

Blair Peek , Nina Kazantseva (Gary Cockram)

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Fairytale hijinks with an improv' twist

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anterbury Children's Theatre has taken a different path for this school holiday production.

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nce Upon a Happy Ending has the basis of your usual fairytale but has a few new twists and turns… Each performance will be different from the last. For each show the audience will choose the name of the villain, the name of the fairytale kingdom in which the story is set, and the magical creature which holds the power to break the kingdom's curse. They also get to choose how the hero saves the kingdom from the curse and the object needed for this. There are seven actors involved in the show and for each performance the audience chooses which actor plays which part. The cast of actors never hold back. They know the essence of children's theatre demands giving 100 per cent all of the time. As usual with Canterbury Children's Theatre

The audience interaction, quick witted dialogue and over the top action make it perfect for children's cushion theatre.

there is plenty of audience participation. Cushion Theatre at The Malthouse is the ideal introduction to theatre for young children and is an exciting entertainment option for the whole family. The audience interaction, quick witted dialogue and over the top action make it perfect for children's cushion theatre. The stage and the audience are so close together, it's almost as if everyone becomes part of the play. Based in the historic Malthouse building on Colombo St, Canterbury Children's Theatre produces three “cushion theatre” shows a year. They are proving increasingly popular with children and grown-ups alike, with several recent shows having to put on additional performances to meet demand.

Canterbury's Children's Theatre presents… “Once Upon a Happy Ending” Written and directed by Nicki Wellbourne Saturdays and Sundays 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 July 11am and 2pm All tickets $7 from malthouse.co.nz or 0800 BOOKINGS Booking strongly advised

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Oysters and wine for a good cause JDV recently hosted the famous Oyster and Wine Fest, featuring fresh Bluff oysters and hand-picked Waipara wines, followed by a charity auction which raised almost $13,000 for prostate cancer research.

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Mike & Rachel Pero, Nic Young

Brent Hodder, Nick Tacon, Michelle John, Alisa Tacon

Neil Graham, Jamie Gough

Grant Nicoll, Deb Chapman

Steve Messervy, Dene Minty

Tony Sewell, Stephen Collins

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hristchurch Airport car parking changes which came into effect on 9 June are what customers said they want. Chief Commercial Officer Blair Forgie says a year-long review considered feedback from more than 1500 customers and included researchers riding in visitors' cars to understand decisions they made as they chose a parking space. “Our customers told us parking priorities at the airport are choice, cost and convenience, assisted by much clearer signage,” says Mr Forgie. “We have responded with a new range of car parking choices which give travellers what they said they want.” Mr Forgie says changes include new car parking choices, competitive pricing, new signage and

colour coding to define the different areas. “We wanted to make it easy for people to find the best park for their visit,” he says. “We have new parking choices, including a new car park called Econopark, for people travelling on a budget or wanting to park on the airport for longer periods of time. “We have extended the free parking time to 15 minutes in the Express Park. In that building, it costs only $4 for a 40-minute stay, which makes parking cheaper for lots of people. “We have created more mobility parks and new family parks because they were asked for.” Mr Forgie says people driving to the airport should consider how long they want to be there and which car park will suit their needs. “We thought about people coming to deliver or collect people to or from flights, as well as those who want to leave their car parked securely while they go away for a while,” he

We have extended the free parking time to 15 minutes in the Express Park. In that building, it costs only $4 for a 40-minute stay, which makes parking cheaper for lots of people. says. “People staying longer have several options which we are offering in a brochure and on our website.” Most commercial vehicles will soon stop mixing with other drivers in the drop-off area under the Express car park building. Commercial vehicles will use a separate designated park from 1 July,

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so the drop-off area, now known as The Loop, can be used as it was intended. “The Loop is for people stopping only long enough to let someone out of their car or collect someone waiting on the footpath,” says Mr Forgie. “There's no waiting or parking in that area, so people needing a few more minutes are asked to move to the P15 free parking areas.” Staff known as Parking Pals, in pink vests, are roaming the car park areas until the end of July, answering questions and providing direction. Christchurch Airport will shortly launch its next parking enhancement – the ability to pre-book and pay for airport car parking online, something business travellers asked for. For more details www.christchurchairport.co.nz.


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Court Theatre’s latest season insights

Jude Kelly, Lindsay McLean, Megan Walsh

Wendy Riley, Marlene & Gordon Smith

Belinda Harrow, Mardi Blyth

Tracey Shields, Donna Ball

The Court’s artistic director Ross Gumbley recently shared some insights into the Toniq 2014/2015 season’s shows. Favourites Dave Armstrong and Roger Hall are back with the latest in Kiwi comedy and Roger Hall’s daughter, Pip Hall, makes her Court Theatre debut in one of four world premières. There are two international smash hits straight from Broadway and the West End, plus Romeo and Juliet comes to The Court stage for the first time ever.

Rita Nicol, Dave Fanner, Mary Miller

Dave & Lydia MacKinnon, Ross Gumbley (Art Director)

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Jenny Adams, Chris Burnell

Ngaere Brownlie, Dale McKnight, Laura Reeve

Sheryl Smith, Julie Stewart, Paddi Thompson

Glenys Henshaw, John Holmes

Beverley Cocks, Robin Stewart, Margaret Sweet

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“I often refer to a Coco Chanel statement, ‘fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions’. I was eager to explore this avenue for my second collection,” says Leanne. The sophisticated range takes a twist on classic designs from the 1920s through to the 1950s using tailored styling to create a structured aesthetic. Everything is simple and uncluttered with clean lines and block colouring, allowing the wearer to be enhanced by each garment. “I am somewhat fixated on long line tops and elements that elongate the body, such

The sophisticated range takes a twist on classic designs from the 1920s through to the 1950s using tailored styling to create a structured aesthetic.

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as a collar that becomes a hood, or cropped tops worn over skirts that achieve a long linear look,” says Leanne. True to the architectural reference point, each style has a familiar name, such as the Sphinx Top, the Eiffel Knit Top, the Empire Coat, and the Notre Dame Top. A moody, monotone palette of French navy, Merlot red and black contrasted against electric blue, topaz, cherry red and burnt orange enliven the collection. In line with the liann bellis philosophy of comfort combined with style, the quality garments are easily serviceable and wearable.

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oco Chanel once said “Fashion changes, but style endures” and, although she may well be correct, find the right store and you can have it both ways or, should we say, have your dress and wear it too. Nestled comfortably within the booming township of Rolleston, Viva La Moda is much more than a clothing store, with highly experienced staff members who can actually guide you through the process of putting together an outfit. “Customer service is a key part of what we are all about,” owner Kim Taylor says. “A lot of women know what pieces they like, but don’t know how to put together a whole look, even how to work with items they already have. Showing them has become a significant part of what makes us unique. “We offer a completely different experience to a chain store.” Italian for ‘long live fashion’ Viva La Moda is a one stop shop for clothing, including shoes, handbags, hosiery and fascinators, which has seen the store develop a strong name for special occasion dressing, such as mother of the bride outfits, engagement parties and

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Viva La Moda is much more than a clothing store, with highly experienced staff members who can actually guide you through the process of putting together an outfit.

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a destination store, with customers making the regular trip south. And, just 12 kilometres from the city, it won’t eat up an entire day, though you might just want to stay all day. And, for those chilly winter days

we are seeing more and more of when you don’t want to leave your dressing gown or the fire, the online store is making style more accessible than ever before. Although the store was officially opened two years ago, the Viva La Moda story is much longer than that. “I had been a nurse for 22 years and my children got to an age which put me in a position to be able to do what I really wanted to do,” Kim says. “This was something I had always dreamed of doing and while it was a significant change, it was something I was incredibly passionate about and that hasn’t changed.” Visit shop 12 Rolleston Square, Rolleston. Jump on the online store www.vivalamoda.c o.nz or find them on Facebook.

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nner beauty is great, but let’s face it, a few face framing highlights, a striking ombre look, or some gorgeous mermaid waves for a night out never hurts. And when you want a job done well, Rodney Upston is the man to see. Operating from Natural Attraction, tucked comfortably in next to Ed Hopper Café and

Bar in Riccarton’s Windmill Centre, Rodney’s focus is on creating the hair to match the lifestyle. “It’s all about getting 80 percent of the hair for 20 percent of the effort,” he laughs. “Everyone wants Hollywood hair, but when you’re in Hollywood you spend four hours getting your hair done every day.” And nobody has time for that! Thankfully Rodney can teach you all the tricks of the trade so you can look like you’ve just stepped off the catwalk, with minimal time and fuss. He has been using Wella products for more than 13 years and is highly proficient in what the company offers in both their colour and styling ranges, ensuring he can recommend the best products and latest styling tips. Rodney regularly attends Wella workshops and photo competitions, as well as keeping up with the trends both here and overseas to ensure he is up with the play. “Christchurch is fairly conservative, so it’s great to be able to tweak and tame the looks you might see in Sydney or Melbourne.” Owned by Sue Wootten for more than 25 years, the stylish, modern salon offers much more than somewhere to get your hair done. It’s a place to relax, unwind and offload. “The role of a hairdresser is one part hair and one part counsellor,” Rodney laughs. “What we offer here is somewhere for people to just relax and have a coffee after a rough day. With every single customer that walks in our door we aim for them to leave happier and more relaxed than when they walked in.” It’s a role which fosters strong

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Make up

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t may be the first step in a new career, improving your personal skills, or simply having a bit of fun – the short courses on offer at Kristen Stewart School of Make-up have been designed to cater for everyone.

For those who wish to decide if a potential career in make-up artistry is right for them, KSSM's Pro Basics course is a great starting point. The two day intensive foundation course

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is held over the weekend to make it accessible to all, and teaches the basics of how to apply make-up. Stewart says the course is suited to all those interested in make-up artistry, whether this is beginners, those already working in the industry who wish to brush up on their skills, or for the self-taught. Having fun however is the aim of both the Teen Scene and Girls Making Up short courses. With Teen Scene a new addition, Stewart says it is a workshop that she has been wanting to provide for some time. The workshop teaches young women not only make-up fundamentals, but also what make-up is appropriate, how to dress it up when you need too, and all important skin care. Each workshop runs over an hour and a half, catering for up to 10 happy teenagers, and is the ideal event for celebrations such as birthday parties. Platters of snacks and refreshments are included as part of the package. Girls Making Up follows a similar theme giving women the opportunity to learn better

make-up techniques while having some fun over a glass of complimentary bubbles. With a maximum group size of ten, the workshop has proven to be perfect for a hen's night and other special occasions.

The short courses build on the very successful Diploma of Make-up Artistry run through the school. Also on offer is having the entire KSSM studio to yourself, with the Book the Boutique option. Best suited to larger wedding parties it allows groups to have their perfect look created in a private space,

with Corkin + Friends providing specialist hair styling. The short courses build on the very successful Diploma of Make-up Artistry run through the school. The full time Diploma is an intensive eight-week programme with classes every day, with the part time Diploma also proving to be very popular. Classes are taken by Stewart herself and also new team member Claire Randall, whose main role at KSSM is leading the Part Time Diploma and short course classes. A graduate herself from the full time Diploma in 2012, Randall worked as a freelance makeup artist before joining KSSM at the start of the year. For Stewart it is important that the style and techniques taught are consistent, with herself and Randall working well together to provide their students with the skills to take their make-up career wherever they wish.


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esigning clothes that she would love to wear is the inspiration behind Repertoire Lounge. For designer Lee Kleiman the idea for the new Lounge collection was wanting something to wear on the weekend - clothing for a mother watching her child’s sports games, running them to school, or just having ‘me’ time. Co-founder and co-director of Repertoire, Lee has been designing for the range since it began seven years ago. With the feeling that the surf brands were too young and not womanly enough she wanted to develop a high quality New Zealand made collection, with interchangeable pieces that created dozens of casual chic outfits. The resulting Lounge range is an extension of Lee herself, made up of clothes she loves to wear and as such a natural thing for her to design. The first of two Lounge collections for winter will be in store in the middle of June, with the second collection arriving in July both are limited collections, and are set to sell out fast. Colour and patterns are a large part of Lee’s inspiration for all her Repertoire designs. A fabric or print she loves becomes the starting point, and forms the palette around which she builds the story and the collection. There has been a move towards producing many exclusive in house patterns for Lee, with influence also coming from international trends. The Lounge range is the result of her many years of experience within the fashion industry, including studying at the London College of Fashion and attending fashion shows all over the world, before becoming an

integral part of the team at Repertoire. All of the Repertoire range is manufactured in New Zealand, with samples sewn from their home base in Mount Manganui, complicated designs completed by talented seamstresses across the country, and the bulk of the manufacturing taking place in Auckland. With nine stores nationwide, the Christchurch store at The Colombo is their only South Island location. Opening their doors to the South Island was a sense of real achievement for the fashion house. It was a natural progression to cater to their strong South Island base of customers who had previously made use of both their eboutique, and North Island stores while on

holiday. Special attention is paid to the differing climate, and this winter they have introduced their largest coat range. The Christchurch store, located in The Colombo in Sydenham, also offers personal styling services, with store manager Jenny selected to attend styling courses with an international stylist. Appointments for personal styling are also available with Meghan, Repertoire’s head stylist, co-director and owner. For Repertoire it is all about inspiring and encouraging women, with the ‘feel good’ Lounge collection designed to make women feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.


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resh fashion, design and food is what The Colombo does best – and hosting a collection of new works from CPIT students is the ideal way to show their support for the local industry. Third year fashion design and technology students will be sharing their collection, FORM 2014, with the public, making use of a venue supplied by The Colombo. FORM will showcase student collections through photos, ‘lookbooks’ and racks of garments – some of which will be for sale. The collections were directed by the industry partners the students completed their work experience with, including leading New Zealand labels Karen Walker, Nom*D and Lonely Hearts. With the collection an annual event, this is the first year that the students’ work has been showcased in a public space. For The Colombo, sharing their space is all about letting young students know that they have the opportunity to study fashion at a high level in Christchurch. CPIT describe their fashion programmes as technically challenging and designed to produce versatile graduates who are prepared for work in the industry.

FORM will showcase student collections through photos, ‘lookbooks’ and racks of garments – some of which will be for sale. The exhibition runs over a week, from Friday 4 July until Thursday 10 July. New food is also on the scene, with ‘come find us’ the call to all soup lovers. Hunt out Sooped for a warm welcome soup as it should be – freshly made from organic seasonal ingredients, and a bowl full of colour and beauty. “Three fresh soups every day,” says co-owner Gerry Irvine. He and business partner Mathias Blatner are the masterminds behind the soup menu, mixing it up from old favourites of roasted pumpkin, potato and leek, to mint and pea. Soup guest appearances created by Guilio Sturla will also be a regular feature. Chef at the well-known Roots restaurant in Lyttelton, Irvine says that Sturla’s parsnip and ginger creation has already proven to be a hit. Stock for all the soups are made using the very best quality freshly made stock also provided by Roots, and a selection of bread supplied by Vic’s Bakehouse. Vintage treats are also in store at the newly opened Skout, which specialise in vintage cravings. This includes the very gorgeous Lazybones range, boasting beautiful 100% linen dresses - ask to try the Alice style! On offer is a selection of fabulous books which will guarantee a laugh on the coffee table, very cool prints, vintage clothing, toys and jewellery. Visit The Colombo to make sure you get a look at the city’s new creative talent, a taste of Sooped’s winter comfort food and gorgeous vintage treats for your home.


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A collaborative approach to cosmetic care

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orking together to create a care plan specific to your needs is the starting point for any consultation at Face Value. “It’s a good time of year to look at a cosmetic medical care plan,” says Dr Philip Frost.

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Face Value offers a free and completely no obligation consultation, which Dr Frost sees as a very important part of ensuring that the best care is received. The consultation process includes taking photos from a range of angles including those which we rarely see ourselves from, but others do. Together any key areas of concern are identified. “People come along with a primary area of concern,” he explains, “with the most common being frown lines or crow’s feet.” The final care plan is very much a shared decision making process, and will detail results that the client would like to achieve, working within their budget. For many this will include improving skin tone and face volume, and decreasing wrinkles, with the consultation exploring and explaining all options available. The care plan also includes skin care advice– the basics of good hydration and nutrition, cessation of smoking and the use of Dr Frost’s recommended skin cosmeceutical ranges. Dr Frost is senior member of the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine, and is committed to keeping his skills constantly up to date with the latest techniques. He believes in a collaborative approach to decision making, with the premise that less is more cosmetic medicine that does not try to change a face but to make it look fresh for a client’s age, following European trends. “It’s very much about a soft, natural result,” says Dr Frost, who most importantly administers all of the treatments himself. Face Value specialises in non-surgical cosmetic medical treatments such as Botox®, Dysport and dermal fillers. If Dr Frost feels

that a client would benefit from other specialists, such as dermatologists or plastic surgeons, he will refer them on to the best colleague for the job whilst retaining oversight of the client’s full care plan. “It’s really a journey,” says Dr Frost, “with a prescription of care set out over a period of time of careful cosmetic medical treatment, followed by maintenance through ongoing care.”

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He believes in a collaborative approach to decision making, with the premise that less is more - cosmetic medicine that does not try to change a face but to make it look fresh for a client’s age, following European trends.

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Andrea Biani 3. Django & Juliette, Nashville in colour Navy Pony $279 4. Jeffrey Campbell, Oriley in colour grey $229.90

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Issimo 5. Mista - Liz in colour Tan $429 6. Kids-Dr Martens,Doc Brooklee in colour red/white

and navy/white $109.90 Quinns 7. Arche – Baryky – in colour Bronze $495

Stylist’s pick Juno Ripple in white. A fairly different choice that works with everything.

8. One Track Pony – Roto in colour Tan/Gold $229 9. Juno – Ripple in colour White $199

Briarwood 10. Greer in colour Blu $399 11. Gaby in colour Cuoio $399

Photographer’s pick Wendy Cook’s favourite is the Valeria Grossi - Franca in colour Road. A great boot with a dressy wearable heel and bling to add glamour.

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interest in the business; that not only reflects her personality but her passion for “something a little different”. She has been in the industry since 1983 and was persuaded by her husband to start her own business in 1994. Her love of glamorous and unique glasses was quickly realised by others asking for her “groovy glasses” and the rest is history.

roovy Glasses… sounds like a fun place to visit, doesn’t it? Visiting an optometrist to get a new pair of glasses can be overwhelming but Trudy and her team ensure your experience will not only be worthwhile but enjoyable as well.

Her love of glamorous and unique glasses was quickly realised by others asking for her “groovy glasses” and the rest is history.

Groovy Glasses provide unique, trendy and adventurous eyewear which is as individual as their business. Many frames are handmade to the highest quality by international designers; not the typical clothing designers, but those of a specialist spectacle nature. Middle of the road glasses are nowhere to be seen; you will only find exquisite, sophisticated, sometimes quirky frames. What sets Groovy Glasses apart from the rest is their staff. With zero staff turnover you’ll be sure to see the same familiar faces year after year. Groovy Glasses must be doing something right with a stable staff who just don’t want to leave! Once you meet the team, you’ll quickly learn why their clients keep coming back. The team are genuinely interested in ensuring you feel at ease and are paired up with the best glasses for you. Groovy Glasses endeavour to make their workplace as much like a home as possible. With jazz music, complimentary sweets, original artwork and fresh flowers you’ll never want to leave; just like the staff! Independent optometrists are few and far between these days. Trudy McBeath is the owner/operator and has long term invested

Groovy Glasses philosophy number one: “To change the purchase of glasses and process of having your eyes examined from being a negative experience into being a positive, creative, experience – in other words to make it fun”. When you book an appointment at Groovy Glasses you will be examined by an experienced, friendly and knowledgeable optometrist who will be sure to answer all your questions. They allow 45 minutes with the optometrist for each eye exam so you don't have to feel rushed. If you need an eye examination, some new frames or contact lenses then Groovy Glasses is the way to go! Groovy Glasses is located on Bath Street in the CBD and open six days a week. For more information check out their groovy website at www.groovy.co.nz or give Trudy and the team a call to make an appointment on (03) 379 8747. New and exciting things are on the horizon for Groovy Glasses so keep an eye on their website for updates. That’s groovy baby!

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Skin rejuvenation with IPL I PL has been around for many years, yet there are still people who are unaware of what IPL is and how it could help them achieve beautiful, clear skin. The Skin Rejuvenation Clinic at 80 Wairakei Road is excited to have the latest IPL machine made by Lumenis. Lumenis is the worldwide leader of IPL technology and has been the gold standard of medical aesthetic devices since 1973. IPL stands for intense pulsed light. A lot of people think that IPL treatments are “laser treatments” and even though the principles are similar, IPL treatments use light of many wavelengths to target cells of certain colours in the skin. This light energy is converted into heat energy, which damages the target cells such as the superficial broken blood vessels and brown age/sun spots. The great thing about IPL is that it targets the lower layers of the skin without affecting the top layers so there is minimal downtime (the skin can be a little pink for 2-24 hours afterwards) making it an ideal lunch-time procedure. After the treatment the pigmented areas will darken. The body's natural processes then clear the lesion debris, giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance. Clients always want to know how many treatments they will need to achieve their

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Acne scars, Courtesy of Mariela Nazar, M.D.

The great thing about IPL is that it targets the lower layers of the skin without affecting the top layers so there is minimal downtime making it an ideal lunch-time procedure.

desired result and unfortunately it is impossible to say exactly. Most people will see a significant improvement in their skin after 3 treatments but will need up to 5 or 6 to see the full benefit. IPL is recommended for removing pigment and superficial blood vessels but due to the heat that it puts into the skin it also stimulates collagen production and clients notice that not only is their skin

clearer and brighter but it is also firmer and the pores are smaller. Winter is the ideal time for IPL. Treatments can't be done if people have tanned in the three weeks prior (or used fake tan on their face) and it is important to use a good SPF30+ sunscreen before and after having treatments done. IPL is also used for permanent hair reduction as it can target the brown pigment of the hair deep in the hair follicle. Once again several treatments are required as it can only target hair follicles that are in an active (anagen) growth phase. The new IPL at the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic is called the M22 and looks a little bit like R2D2 from Star Wars, but if you have ever had an IPL treatment before and thought it was painful (older IPL treatments used to feel a bit snappy) you will be pleasantly surprised as the M22 has a Sapphire cooling system to maximize comfort.

Redness prior to IPL skin treatment, Courtesy of B.Kent Remington M.D.

Rosacea prior to IPL treatment, Courtesy of Mariela Nazar, M.D.

These are conditions that can all be treated by IPL but due to the Medical Council of New Zealand doctors aren't allowed to show ‘after’ photos.

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here is over 65 years of experience inside the doors of Health 2000 in Barrington. The team of seven staff each bring different strengths to the store, and a combined knowledge and experience which means the very best advice on natural health. One of the three naturopaths and manager of the store, Autumn Donovan has been with the team for three years and runs her own part time naturopathic practice. Autumn is a degree qualified registered naturopath and herbalist - she is dedicated to holistic healthcare and prevention of disease and with her knowledge and experience she uses effective natural therapies to improve health. At a

Naturopathic consultation Autumn can set for you a treatment program using diet, lifestyle, supplements, nutritional and herbal medicine to improve health and wellbeing. Helen Clarke is an experienced naturopath that works in the shop and has her own clinic where she works as a naturopath and holistic health practitioner - an approach that takes the broadest possible view of illness and disease, identifying both internal and external causes. This understanding has developed a new way of caring for people and the world in which we live, employing a multi-dimensional approach using therapeutic applications, compresses, hydrotherapy, massage and infrared sauna treatments. Autumn, alongside herbalist/naturopath Robyn Church, is able to prescribe individualised herbal formulas from the stores herbal dispensary. Together with team members Kathy Meehan, a reflexologist who runs her own private reflexology practice, Pam Curtain, Josie Mc Neil and Hayley Makay, there is always someone on the shop floor who is available to offer expert advice.

At a Naturopathic consultation Autumn can set for you a treatment program using diet, lifestyle, supplements, nutritional and herbal medicine to improve health and wellbeing.

Left to right: Robyn, Hayley, Helen, Autumn, Pam and Kathy. Each customer has varied needs and the store has the ability to support individuals with advice specific to their needs. Added to this, the variety of products in store means they can easily customise treatments and find the best fit for each person. The store has been a part of the local community for many years, and now has its home in the newly revamped Barrington Mall. Health 2000 has a loyal customer base who return regularly to purchase supplements that work well for them, or to look for advice on other products that may better suit their needs. Health 2000 stocks an array of health

products, for nutritional support, bone health, immune health, skin health including creams, herbal products, homeopathics, sports supplements, protein powders, and weight loss products. Nutritional care is wide ranging and the store carries a great selection of super foods, probiotics, good oils, sugar free alternatives, green powders and herbal teas. They also stock a wide range of organic hair and beauty care, including make-up and hair dyes. If you have ever wondered what natural medicine could do for you, call in and talk to the professionals at Health 2000 Barrington.

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win traditional barber’s poles frame the entrance to Haircuts for Haircuts in the South City Centre. Further tokens inside the salon to a barber’s shop heritage are the framed cut-throat razors on one wall and the old-style newsprint wallpaper behind the basin. But the past stops there. The salon itself is modern and stylish with black cutting chairs in front of grey-framed mirrors, black couches for waiting clients, pale wood-grained flooring and a striking feature wall of a grey/black swirling wallpaper design. For people wanting good haircuts at a reasonable price Haircuts for Haircuts is one of the longest-established and most popular haircutting salons in Christchurch. There are actually two salons with that name – one at South City and the other at the Bush Inn Centre. Michelle Canovan is an original owner of both salons and the Bush Inn Centre salon is now celebrating its 25th year of business – that’s an impressive and telling record. Currently the Bush Inn Centre salon features old-style barbers’ chairs and other memorabilia, but just like its South City cousin, it will soon be brought into the 21st century with a more contemporary look. The salon will not close while the renovations take place, but will simply re-locate to a temporary position in the mall. Haircuts for Haircuts’ motto is “reasonably priced haircuts for the entire family” and you can be assured of a great haircut at the salons. All the hairdressers are fully qualified senior stylists and Michelle puts any new applicants through a rigorous practical test to an exacting standard before she will appoint them. There

Michelle and the team

are a number of long-serving and very experienced staff in the salons – one has over 17 years with the business and several others have been with Michelle for over 10 years. Haircuts for Haircuts caters for all age groups from pre-schoolers to pensioners, male and female and the clientele comes from all walks of life. “We’ve seen lots of tourists lately and also quite a few of the Irish men who are working on the city rebuild,” says Michelle. The service is friendly, professional and efficient and the conversation flows, making the whole process very enjoyable. “The salons are busy with five staff cutting at weekends and four or five during the week, but no appointment is necessary. If people do have to wait for a short while, we have a TV tuned to music channels and newspapers and magazines available to keep them occupied.” You can contact the South City salon on 366 0619 and the Bush Inn salon on 348 7008. Both salons are open seven days and also operate a loyalty card system with every sixth cut free to regular clients. In addition, pensioner and student discounts are offered.

Haircuts for Haircuts’ motto is “reasonably priced haircuts for the entire family” and you can be assured of a great haircut at the salons. All the hairdressers are fully qualified senior stylists.

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NICOLA QUINN BEAUTY & DAY SPA 209 Papanui Road, Merivale. Phone 355 6400 BELLE EPOQUE Cnr Papanui Rd & Merivale Ln, Merivale. Phone 374 6668 HAIR ON BRIGHTON 1b Seaview Corner Mall, New Brigton. Phone 388 4796 BODY & SOUL Unit 7/5 Washington Way, Sydenham. Phone 366 4343 SIMPLY BEAUTY The Palms Mall, Shirley. Phone 385 6523 Barrington Mall, Barrington. Phone 332 8153 The Hub Hornby, Level 1. Phone 349 8498 ALL ABOUT YOU 162 Clarence Road, Riccar ton. Phone 348 3949 SIMPLY EXQUISITE BEAUTY 70 Middlepark Rd, Upper Riccar ton. Phone 349 9549 H&B HAIR ART & BEAUTY (New Crown Lash Treatment) 96 Cranford Street, St Albans. Phone 381 8939 ESSENTIAL THERAPY Purchas Street, St Albans. Phone 377 2377 FRINGE HAIR & BEAUTY 55a Nottingham Ave, Halswell. Phone 322 9509 THE BEAUTY PARLOUR 205 Fendalton Rd, Fendalton. Phone 377 8883 ROOM OF BEAUTY 1 Trafalgar St, St Albans. Phone 0272536619 MAGNIFIQUE HAIR & BEAUTY 462 Halswell Road, Halswell. Phone 322 7297 ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS 3 Gerald Street, Lincoln. Phone 325 3333 LINCOLN BEAUTY 5 Gerald St, Lincoln. Phone 365 2639 ABSOLUTE BEAUTY 160 Williams Street, Kaiapoi. Phone 03 327 8809 102 Victoria Street, Rangiora. Phone 03 313 8839 KM SURGICAL (New Crown Lash Treatment) 241 Clyde Rd, Fendalton. Phone 377 1010 BELLEZZA BEAUTY 922 Colombo St, St Albans. Phone 027 350 7742 V FOR HAIR BEAUTY (New Crown Express Lash Treatment)

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Caffe’ Molinari - 5 star Italian Coffee Beans. The perfect blend giving you unmistakable aroma and rich crema. Available from:

The Crowded House Coffee Company Ltd

An asset for all home bakers. Kitchen Aid 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer. Available at

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A wine to savour by the fireside. Tohu Marlborough Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 A deep garnet red, this wine is packed with berry flavours, along with some spicy oak.Available at your favourite wine store. Ph 0800 223 922

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Succulent, tender & juicy. Perfect Pork is a convenient range of grain-fed Canterbury pork that comes complete with a simple 3-step cooking instruction and includes a matching in-pack condiment sauce. Available at Raeward Fresh stores. www.perfectpork.co.nz

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Wake up and smell the cookies! Cookie Time has just launched Breakfast Cookies in two delicious flavours - Superfruits or Nut Seed & Honey. This new breakfast of cookie lovers is available now in dairies and petrol stations. www.cookietime.co.nz

Taste the difference with grass-fed Angus beef delivered to your door from Green Meadows Beef. Free delivery nationwide.

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1 cup Selaks Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Prep Time: 10 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients 6 – 8 potatoes cut lengthways into 6 pieces 2 brown onions, peeled and sliced roughly 1 free range chicken – spine removed, butterflied 3 lemons, cut into thin slices 2 Tbsp fresh thyme (or 1Tbsp dried)

½ cup stock Method Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Take a large roasting dish and scatter the potatoes and onion slices over the bottom. Place butterflied chicken on top, drizzle in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and thyme. Scatter the lemon slices over the chicken and another splash of olive oil. Pour the wine and stock into the roasting dish. Cover with a double layer of foil and roast for 45 minutes, uncovered for the last 10 minutes, until

the chicken is golden brown and cooked through. The onions and lemons will have caramelized, the potatoes will be soft and the bottom of the roasting pan sticky and delicious with a lemony glaze. Serve with a simple green salad. RECIPE

Nici's Gooey Citrus Self-Saucing pudding Wine match: Selaks Reserve Gisborne Waipara Dessert Wine Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 45 – 55 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients 100g softened butter 1 cup caster sugar 4 eggs, separated and at room temperature Zest and juice of 2 lemons Zest and juice of 3 oranges ½ cup plain flour 400 mls (1 ¾ cups) milk Method Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius. Grease

a ceramic or other oven proof dish. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar with an electric beater until light and fluffy and there is no 'grittiness' if you rub a small amount between your fingertips. Add the egg yolks to the creamed butter and sugar and continue beating. It may curdle but don't worry. Add the zest and juice of the lemons and oranges, stir to combine. Add the flour and milk alternately and mix with a wooden spoon to just combine, until you end up with a soft, cake-like batter. In another bowl, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks then fold them carefully into the batter, being careful not to over-mix as it is the air that is going to 'rise' your sponge in the oven. Using a spatula, scrape the batter into your greased oven-proof dish so that the mixture comes about three-quarters of the way up the sides. Cook in a water bath by standing the pudding dish in a roasting dish and pouring enough boiling water into the roasting dish until it comes halfway up the sides of the pudding dish. Bake for 45 – 55 minutes, or until the top is puffed and golden and the sponge is cooked through. It should spring back to the touch. Cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with a small jug of pouring cream.

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GBC-GARDEN BAR CAFE GBC is the latest addition to Shirley's Garden Hotel complex. During the day GBC offers a range of delicious gourmet food from its cabinets, as well as great coffee; then come the evening it makes a transformation into a bar with a relaxing, enjoyable atmosphere that's perfect for after-work drinks or perhaps a few cocktails. Grab a friend or the team and get down to check it out!

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City Centre

THE SQUARE RESTAURANT & BAR Serving fresh, local produce with a Kiwiana air in a modern and charming atmosphere – The Square Restaurant’s a la carte lounge offers semi formal dining in contemporary surroundings – great for business dining or entertaining family & friends. From fancy cocktails, local & international beer to an extensive wine selection – The Square Bar offers a relaxing environment with comfortable chairs, a at screen television and re place.

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147 Esplanade Clock Tower End Sumner Ph. 03 326 7923 www.oceansscarborough.co.nz

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CHALFONT CAFE & BAR Open seven days a week, Chalfont Café and Bar is just a 10-minute trip by Black Cat Ferry from Lyttelton or a stunning drive around Lyttelton Harbour. Part of the original Diamond Harbour Country Store, the licensed café offers a vast selection of cabinet food and menu options, with plenty of gluten-free options available and only free-range eggs used in the bustling café kitchen. All food is prepared on-site. * Stunning views, covered outdoor bar area, Hummingbird coffee, Cassels & Sons hand pulled real ales, family-friendly, nostalgic atmosphere.

Hours: Open Mon – Wed, 9am – 4pm, Thurs – Sun, 9am – late

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Riccarton

MADAM KWONG’S CHINESE RESTAURANT Specialising in both Cantonese & Sichuan cuisines. First class barbeque selection. Set menu $23 per person. Dining & takeaways. Also offering yum cha service for lunch. Functions, weddings and group bookings welcomed. Fully licensed. Free on site parking Prices: Noodles and rice dishes from $10. Roast pork and roast duck cooked daily on site. Peking duck dishes from $50 Owner operated.

(separate dinner menu served Thursday-Sunday)

Lunch 11am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-10:30pm Closed Tuesdays

2 Waipapa Ave Diamond Harbour Ph. 03 329 4465 www.chalfontcafe.co.nz.

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75 Rutland Street, St Albans Ph 355 2449 meshcafe@xtra.co.nz

Papanui

IL MAGRO Il Magro Espresso Bar is a Grab and Go Espresso Bar in Christchurch. Crafted Coffee is our preferred coffee-in our opinion simply the best! Great food, Great Coffee-what more could you need! At 1.7 metres wide we reckon we just might be the narrowest espresso bar in NZ. So we felt Il Magro (Italian for "the skinny") was a perfect t. We only use Crafted Coffee as we feel its NZ's nest and we love it! We have amazing food, great coffee and an easy feel. We love what we do and think we are good at it. Come try and see what you think....you won't be disappointed! Opening Hours Mon - Fri 7.00am - 3.00pm Sat 8.00am - 2.00pm

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The Watershed making a positive difference Seven women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand. Ferrymead’s Watershed Bar and Restaurant is making a positive difference with a recently held Pink Ribbon breakfast. Funds raised from the breakfast are being used to fund vital research projects and medical grants to help improve the survivorship of breast cancer in New Zealand.

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Celebration of The Kentucky Derby begins well before the horses are off. This official Derby drink is made with bourbon and fresh mint. The Kentucky Derby has been said to be 'the most exciting two minutes in sports' and is woven deeply into the culture of southern America. Since the derby's humble beginnings in the 1800s, it has been the largest and most popular horse race in all of the United States. With the derby comes a tradition that has been around nearly as long as the races themselves – The Mint Julep.

Richard Uttley, Food & Beverage Manager at the Rydges Latimer reveals the secrets behind making a delicious Mint Julep

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Richard Uttley Glassware Traditionally, Mint Juleps were often served in silver or pewter cups, and held only by the bottom and top edges of the cup. This allows frost to form on the outside of the cup. Traditional hand placement may have arisen as a way to reduce the heat transferred from the hand to the silver or pewter cup. Today, Mint Juleps are most commonly served in a tall oldfashioned glass, Collins glass, or highball glass with a straw. Available from Total Food Equipment, Moorhouse Ave. Recipe 45 ml of Jim Beam Small Batch 6 -8 mint leaves Granulated sugar Put mint, sugar, and a small amount of bourbon into the bottom of a mixing glass. Gently muddle the mint and sugar, then let stand for a bit to allow the muddled leaves to release their flavour. Strain and pour into a julep cup (or similar vessel), rotating to coat the sides. Fill with ice; add the rest of the bourbon whiskey. Garnish with a mint sprig. Bloody Mary's is now online so check out www.bloodymarys.co.nz where they will be publishing all the Mary's Mixologist recipes on their site for easy reference.

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Breads of Europe Bakehouse Shop Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-3.30pm and Sat 9am-2pm

Unit B 10 Garlands Road Woolston Hotline phone 381 1048 Flavours include: Vanilla crème Cronut and Creamy Nut Cronut

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he fresh taste of Persian cuisine is now a local flavour on Stanmore Road. The traditional recipes come from 20 years of this fresh cuisine. Arguably the first ‘kebab’ chef in Christchurch, chef Hamza brought his Persian and Turkish cuisine straight from the Middle East. Much like the flames this flavour packed fare is cooked in, this restaurant comes out of the ashes, like a phoenix, from the destruction of the Christchurch earthquakes. The owners combined passion for the business has resulted in them defying the odds and starting a business again from the ground up. When you walk through the door of the Persian Kitchen, you walk into their home. Where Elly has put her heart and soul into the front decor of the restaurant, Chef Hamza has made the kitchen his. The styling of the restaurant is a combination of Persian decoration, and an influence of traditional Persian tea rooms. The food is prepared in an orderly and immaculate kitchen, and the tastes are as clean as the benches where it was prepared. Persian and Turkish cuisine is known for its fresh spices, tender meats, and exquisite salads and the Persian Kitchen certainly delivers on flavour. You can have your meal served with seasoned rice, and salad, or encased in a bread pita. There is also the option of some warming winter fare in the Khoresh stewed dishes, which are a wonderful combination of

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The very efficient Persian Kitchen team delicate flavours. Chef Hamza’s 20 years’ experience cooking these unique flavours shows in the way the meals are deftly prepped, cooked and presented. The restaurant also nods to Christchurch’s dining days gone by, for as well as the history Hamza has in bringing Persian and Turkish cuisine to our city, the site is the location of past dining institution Henry Africa restaurant. All meals are available as takeaway, and even though everything is cooked fresh to order, your meal is prepared in a flash – great for a guilt-free dinner grabbed on the way home. These make a fantastic on the run lunch option as well, where your kebab is served in

the traditional pita pocket. Once you’ve adjusted the halo on your head and congratulated yourself on a healthy meal choice, you can indulge in traditional Turkish Delight, baklava or digest with Turkish coffee

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or Persian tea. The Persian Kitchen is tucked away behind the Red Cross shop. There is ample parking on Avalon Street, and you can either get there via Stanmore Road, or duck down Avalon Street from Hills Road. It’s open for dinner from 5pm seven days a week, and lunches Wednesday to Friday 11am to 3pm, and from 1pm on the weekend. They are also available for functions. For a special Persian cuisine experience, call in on Monday and Tuesday nights, where the kitchen makes some more traditional fare. Visit www.persiankitchen.co.nz for more information.

Evening Dining

Station One is now open 7 days ‘til late Delicious salmon, steak or just have a hot drink and desert. Also popular place for a great breakfast! Station One is ideal for your private function. Enjoy our Beer & Wine.

509 Papanui Road Ph 03 982 1118

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Ph. 348 8418 38 June, 26 2014 Metropol

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Bush Inn Centre

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Bush Inn Centre Cnr Riccarton & Waimairi Rds

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Popularity well-earned for eatery

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he Watershed has been around for seven years; always sitting on a perfect spot on an axis that feeds to central Christchurch and farther south, the eastern suburbs, Sumner and Redcliffs and the hills thereabouts. Perfect for meals, after work drinks and casual weekend collaborations, it has an appeal to all of us. Its modern architecture and water front views are alluring, with estuary vistas on one side and St Andrews Hill looming on the other. Designed with natural timber, stone and leather, the unique views from both inside and out can be enjoyed by all. It's a place where traditional meets modern. It's a place of shifting experiences, a place to seek cheerful company, great food and fine drinks. Variety is part of the experience: the rooms dogleg a little so that your group may feel a degree of separation from others, and you can be sitting at a table enjoying a quiet meal in one area, or sharing a round of drinks with family or work colleagues in another. In some

It's a place where traditional meets modern, It's a place of shifting experiences, a place to seek cheerful company, great food and fine drinks. areas the windows soar, so that you can enjoy the views; yet in others you can stay warm and indoors by a gas fire on a cool day, and enjoy the fire pits in an outdoor covered area while winter does its frigid worst. Right now the winter menu is in place, and the head chef has excelled himself. Sample a stunning variety of starters, including creamy seafood chowder, which is highly rated, or perhaps an aromatic duck confit with orange onion jam, balsamic reduction and parsnip crisps. Note that there is a good range of gluten-free options.

Mains cover the range too – chargrilled beef fillet, fresh fish, cashew crusted chicken, lamb, penne pasta, seafood risotto, savoy cabbage wraps, Thai red curry of slow cooked venison, and crispy skin salmon – it is all mouth-watering and perfect for the cooler months. To finish you can really spoil yourself. Savour, for example, crispy jaffa profiteroles, banoffi pie, white chocolate and vanilla crème brulee, affogato, warm flourless chocolate almond pudding, or perhaps a selection of cheeses, fig relish and walnut bread. The seven days brunch menu is a great crowd

pleaser – the big breakfast, eggs Benedict on toasted sour dough, cinnamon French toast, roasted field mushrooms, toasted bagels… it is all so delicious and so accessible. With mid-winter looming the Watershed is a perfect spot for a family function or an office do – solid meals or cocktail parties. On Sundays from 10.30am – 12.30pm there is entertainment for children – face painting and party balloons, Quiz nights tease the brains on Wednesdays and you can relish acoustic music on the last Sunday of each month from 4pm – 6pm. The Watershed – it is all go!

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Happy Hour: Wed-Sun 4-6pm All Beer & House Wine $5

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Check out our Tuesday Steak & Beer Night! Enjoy a $15 Steak, Fries & your choice of salad or veggies with a pint of Tap Beer* or glass of House Wine

Wednesday $15 Burger & Beer Night! NEW COURTESY VAN Courtesy van is now available at the days & times listed (conditions apply) Thursday - Saturday Pickup: 4pm- 8pm, Drop off: 8pm-close Sunday Pickup: 2pm - 5pm Drop off:5pm -close

Call in or enquire 2 Flavell St, Heathcote Ph. 384 1124

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P. 355 5299

7 Normans Rd

Hours: Mon-Tues 8am-3pm Wed-Sun 8am-10pm

www.rocksaltcafe.co.nz Available for functions

LOVE great food & coffee... Delicious full Menu! Breakfast Lunch Cabinet food Large gluten free menu Great coffee 218 Moorhouse Ave (Next to Hunter Furniture)

Ph. 421 8921

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Selection of Castello Banfi wines available

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t would be easy to forget that the modern day wine estate of Castello Banfi - located in the hillside town of Montalcino, Tuscany – was only established in 1978, such is the status this enterprise has ambitiously created for itself in a wine region whose roots trace back to the ancient Etruscans.

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Fast forward to 1919, over two and a half thousand years on from Tuscany's early beginnings, to when Italian immigrant Giovanni Mariani established Banfi Vintners in New York's Little Italy. From a fledgling wine importation business, Banfi Vinters began to pioneer America's introduction to Italian and European wines. Succeeding their father in the now prestigious family business, brothers John and Harry Mariani set out for expansion, with a view to establishing a wine producing estate in their native homeland. The focus of their acquisition became the medieval Tuscan castle formerly known as 'Poggio alle Mura' or 'Walled Hilltop', which had fallen into a state of disrepair following World War II. For its strategic position between Sienne and the Tuscan seaside “Castello Banfi (Maremma) and the fertile soils surrounding it, the produce phenomenal Castello di Poggio alle Mura wines and we are had been contested over for thrilled to offer them centuries, before remaining under family-ownership by to NZ wine drinkers

a member of the local aristocracy for over four hundred years. In 1978, immediately after their acquisition, the Mariani's began restoring the structurally precarious property to its former splendour, thus giving birth to Castello Banfi. The present day Castello Banfi estate extends to the south of Montalcino, incorporating over seven thousand acres of land, one-third of which is under a constellation of single vineyards, the remainder occupied by olive groves, fruit trees and woodland. Will Whitby from Castello Banfi's New Zealand importer, Federal Merchants & Co, comments: “Castello Banfi produce phenomenal wines and we are thrilled to offer them to NZ wine drinkers, many of whom will have first-hand experience of Tuscany. We have purposefully tasted and chosen a small and accessible selection of their range, but we fully expect to increase this over time.” Currently available in New Zealand at selected retailers, bars and restaurants are the following Banfi wines. From the top-tier Castello Banfi

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label comes: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, the flagship wine from 100% Sangiovese, aged for a minimum of two years in French and Croatian oak barrels before another year in bottle; and Cum Laude, Latin for 'with honours', an innovative cuvée blending Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah. From the exciting territory of Bolgheri, Banfi's Aska combines Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from a specialist five hectare site. From the Tuscan coast (the Maremma), La Pettegola Vermentino is a full-bodied yet aromatic white, reminiscent of Viognier. The best value offerings come in a triumvirate: a classic Chianti DOCG and the two new-world-styled Colle Pino and Col di Sasso, blends of Merlot Sangiovese and Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon respectively.

Fine Japanese dining in Christchurch Fantastic Evening Menu, Coffee, Cabinet food

Riccarton Location Opening Soon! Now Open Late Nights Thurs, Fri, Sat 2 Waterman Place, Ferrymead Where East meets West

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P. 348 5644 www.teppanyaki.co.nz

Catering service available Please enquire for details

Hours: Mon - Sat 6.30am - 9.00pm Sunday 6.30am - 6.00pm

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Mid Winter Xmas BOOK NOW! The Ideal Place for Birthdays & Functions OPEN DAILY Lunch 11.am-4pm & Dinner from 4pm

NORTHWOOD SUPA CENTRE 548 MAIN NORTH RD PH 323 5420

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azz; the toe-tapping, finger snapping music of sophistication is about to swing into town this July as Bloody Mary's jazzes up Sundays in Christchurch.

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It may well be coincidence but the tomato (a main ingredient of a Bloody Mary cocktail) is often confused for a vegetable when it is in fact a fruit; Strange Fruit is a track recorded by the

legendary jazz musician Billie Holiday – so it must be true…jazz and cocktails go hand-in-hand. This being said, Bloody Mary's have some quintessential cocktails adorning their impressive menu and for Jazz in July there will be a tantalising range of sophisticated concoctions for only $10! Justine Smith, Marketing Manager at the Rydges Latimer, is confident that Bloody Mary's décor and relaxed atmosphere will complement the classy jazz vibes: “The opulence of Bloody Mary's is ideal for the atmosphere created by a live jazz band and we're sure the cocktails we serve up

will add to the ambience on the night. We like and swing into the early evening. It may not be to think of ourselves as a sophisticated lounge Summertime (Ella Fitzgerald) but feel free to type venue and the sweet sounds of jazz will come and unwind in the warm decadent only enhance this.” surrounding of Bloody Mary's; in the words of What better place to Louis Armstrong look purchase a bottle of across the street and see Jazz in all its glory is your very own 'trees of green', hopefully whiskey, relax in the 'skies of blue and clouds of descending upon Latimer whiskey lounge and white', then think to Square every Sunday in July sip leisurely whilst yourself…What a from the 6th. Be sure to stop listening to the Wonderful World. by, warm up and sample the eclectic sounds of Yes, jazz in all its glory is local jazz artists on a descending upon Latimer impressive cocktail creations Sunday afternoon. Square every Sunday in crafted by Bloody Mary's Even better, you can July from the 6th. Be sure very own Cocktail Chef. leave your whiskey in to stop by, warm up and the 'library' for the sample the impressive next occasion; it's a cocktail creations crafted delight that must appeal to every dapper guy in by Bloody Mary's very own Cocktail Chef. Try the Christchurch especially if you like it Straight, No 'little bits' platter to sample some of the Chaser (Thelonious Monk). restaurant's finest offering including the now The entertainment will commence around 3pm locally famed Lamb Croquets. Sure, we may be a few thousand miles from the swinging streets of New Orleans but jazz, the international language of sophistication, is perfectly suited to the class-laden Bloody Mary's lounge in Latimer Square. See you there for drinks, a bite to eat, a tap of the toe and a snap of the fingers. Contact: Website www.bloodymarys.co.nz, Ph (03) 9435937. Address: 30, Latimer Square, email: info@bloodymarys.co.nz.

Authentic Vietnamese Food

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Monday to Friday 8am-5pm Saturday 9.30-3pm

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Open Monday to Friday 8am till 5pm Saturday 9.30-3pm

COOK SCHOOL

Saturday mornings from 10.30am

Ph. 03 377 6994 100 Fitzgerald Avenue opposite Lichfield Street

www.mercato.co.nz

NEW stunning Function/Dining area Now Upstairs!

Come try our Yose Nabe during the cold winter!

Try our delicious Traditional Crispy Chicken with Sweet Chilli Sauce

LUNCH SPECIAL

Ideal for business lunches & dinners, business breakfast meetings. Available for small & large groups

12-2PM $6- $9.50 Dinner Menu available from 5pm

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Shop 7 / 21 Humphreys Dr. Ferrymead Ph. 376 6000

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Caesar wrap Grilled chicken, chisp cos lettuce, bacon and parmesan cheese tossed together in a house- made Caesar dressing wrapped in a tortilla.

Open steak sandwich Sample our delicious NEW brunch menu & we’ll keep the little ones out of your hair with great entertainment for the kids! Delicious Brunch Menu available with a separate Kids Menu also Available

125g sirloin steak, mesclun, sliced tomato and caramelised onion on toasted ciabatta bread.

Beef or vegetarian lasagne House-made beef or vegetarian lasagne served with a petite salad.

Beef hot pot pie Chunks of beef, carrot, peas and kumara with a puff pastry top and petite salad.

All of above $11.50 or $14.00 Butter chicken Tender chicken breast pieces in house-made butter chicken sauce served with steamed basmati rice and crisp poppadum.

Bangers and mash Two cumberland sausages, peas, creamy mash potato and onion gravy.

Chowder Chunky style chowder with loads of varied seafood served with a bread roll.

Egg benedict Two poached eggs with either bacon or salmon, baby spinach, toasted ciabatta bread and hollandise sauce.

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New generation Canterbury home R ebuild solutions for TC3 landowners have taken on a whole new lease of life recently with the unveiling of The Cantabrian, an architecturally designed concept home. The Cantabrian has been designed specifically for construction on challenging land to deliver greater structural integrity to the house in the event of seismic activity.

A modern take on the quintessential New Zealand bungalow, The Cantabrian concept home is the inspiration of Southern Response and Nelsonbased architect Richard Sellars. Born out of a commitment by Southern Response to provide people with a solution for TC3 rebuilds that is not only structurally robust, but also appealing and attainable for the The Cantabrian concept average person. The home, situated at 81 Cantabrian concept home is the result of a design Cranford Street in St competition run in Albans, is open to the association with the New public Monday through to Zealand Institute of for Cantabrians,” says Architects in 2013. Saturday 12pm-2pm. Peter Rose, CEO of The brief was based around a Southern Response. build solution for a typical Southern Response was TC3 property and had to so impressed by Richard Sellars' design, that they meet challenges such as structural integrity, land translated it into a concept home that all conditions and principles of modern living. FortyCantabrians could gain inspiration from. seven entries were received from registered Constructed of lighter weight materials with architects from around the country. specifically engineered foundations, the “What began as a technical response to building architectural influence has brought a clever and on vulnerable land developed into a very real solution for safer, smarter and more secure houses creative use of space and a contemporary design

not always found in houses of this price bracket. “The competition provided me with the opportunity to design a warm, comfortable, light-filled home for the people of my home town. I have employed three key principles in this design; light, simplicity and spatial comfort. These are qualities that I would want to live with,” says Sellars. Construction of The Cantabrian began in late 2013 on the St Albans site. The site is representative of a typical TC3 site, both in terms

of its shape and geotechnical performance. Housing New Zealand (HNZ), which owns the Cranford Street site, agreed to lease the land to Southern Response to help kick-start The Cantabrian project. The Cantabrian concept home design has preapproved building consent (known as multiproof) which delivers greater efficiency in the entire build process and a shorter construction period overall. As a multi-proof design, The Cantabrian concept can be built anywhere in New Zealand, requiring only site-specific foundation and services details to be consented by the local authority. “The Cantabrian concept home is a starting point, not an end in itself”, says Rose. “Other versions of The Cantabrian will undoubtedly evolve within the structural framework of this new style of home. It is an exciting beginning for future Cantabrian homes,” he added. The Cantabrian concept home, situated at 81 Cranford Street in St Albans, is open to the public Monday through to Saturday 12pm-2pm.

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Harcourts Gold celebrates success Members of the Harcourts Gold team congregated at the Wigram Airforce Museum for the end of financial year awards held recently. Collectively Gold had 11 people in the Canterbury Top 30 and enjoyed celebrating with other offices and colleagues.

John McFadden, Lynette McFadden

Cam Bailey, Mary Turnbull

Grant Milligan, Tony Jenkins, Lynne MacDonald

Mark O'Loughlin, Cam Bailey

Jacki Lane, John McFadden

Corina Grey, Tracy Thomson

Juliet Lill, Cindy-Lee Sinclair, Nerina Higgins

Rob McCormack, Patricia Bowden, Brent Manderson, Steven Coveridge, Nigel Bowden

Jacki Lane, Deb Harvey, Gilbert Enoka, John McFadden, Lynette McFadden

Michelle Berridge, Cam Bailey, Bernie Campbell, Ashley Sutherland Todd

Adrienne Beazley, Cameron Hewitt, Sarah Fulham, Samantha Murray, Joe Hill

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hen it comes to property, first impressions really do count. So whether you’re landscaping a residential or commercial property, it’s important to make it look the part. Goom Landscapes has been helping homes and businesses put their best foot forward for more than 30 years.

Under the formative guidance and direction of renowned landscape designer Chris Goom, the team grew to become one of the country’s leading architectural landscaping firms. Today the company is in the hands of Chris’s son Tim Goom and son in law Anthony Washington and business is still blooming. Tim joined Goom Landscapes 10 years ago, purchasing the business from Chris with the general manager at the time, Roger Martin. Anthony had recently exited the horticultural export business he had for 12 years when the opportunity came up to purchase Roger’s share in June. The complementary skill set makes for a strong partnership. While Tim heads design and construction, Anthony brings strong managerial skills to the business. “This is an exciting time in Christchurch,” Anthony says. “Goom Landscapes is known for its design consistency. People know what a Goom job is and we will continue to build on this strong reputation. I am looking forward to playing a strong role in this evolution.” For many, landscape design is the afterthought of an otherwise well planned project and there’s great benefit to integrating house and garden design at the earliest stages, Anthony says. “Not only can planning ahead save time and money, it

Goom Landscapes is known for its design consistency. People know what a Goom job is and we will continue to build on this strong reputation. I am looking forward to playing a strong role in this evolution. - Anthony Washington

assists in overcoming design challenges, ensuring you can make the most of your property.” Over the years, Goom Landscapes has undertaken a wide variety of residential and rural property projects as well as specialising in the landscape design of land development, subdivisions and commercial properties, with a number of high-profile local and national projects. “Our portfolio includes award winning

subdivisions, master planning, greenfield developments, institutional and commercial developments, which are all areas we are keen to expand further,” Tim says. “We are in the process of landscape construction of the large campus style development for Tait Electronics on Wairakei Road and we are well placed to carry out any aspect from design and architecture through to construction, planting and even on-going maintenance.” By listening to what the client wants and incorporating the kind of design wisdom that can only come from years of experience in the field, Goom Landscapes can ensure your project is the best it can be, no matter how big

or small. “We’ve been in the game a long time,” Tim says. “So we know what works.” Backed up by a strong team of 30 with an immense knowledge base, Goom Landscapes is in a competitive position going forward. The office, at 200 Fendalton Road near the corner of Clyde Road, is a platform for design and construction to come together under one roof; a space where ideas develop from pencil to soil. By bringing together the two divisions, the company has developed a springboard for ideas, with the design and construction teams feeding off each other to ensure a seamless process. And, when it comes to getting the best result for your landscape, seamless is exactly what you want. “We’ve had a change of ownership, but it’s business as usual,” Anthony says. For more information on what Goom Landscaping can achieve for your home or business, phone (03) 351 6100 or visit www.goomlandscapes.co.nz.

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Exceptional kitchens that make life easier

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he kitchen has long been described as the heart of the home, but Ezy Kitchens are bringing higher level of functioning to this important area than ever before. “The kitchen is the busiest part of the home,” Ezy Kitchens’ Maria Pomeroy says. “But for many people this space simply isn’t performing for them.” Whether you’re building or renovating, Ezy Kitchens has the ability to design your kitchen around your needs, with highly experienced kitchen design professionals that can come to your home to see how you live and design around that. Tucked in from the road at the Sockburn end of Blenheim Road near the Watts Road corner, Ezy Kitchens may be easy to miss, but you’d be kicking yourself if you did because the striking modern showroom offers a glimpse of the possibilities. Whether you’re looking for a classic kitchen to suit your traditional home or a contemporary style to make a statement, Ezy Kitchens’ striking European inspired designs ensure your kitchen is exceptional, whatever your personal style. The kitchen industry is seeing a shift away from the simply white kitchens which have

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Whether you’re looking for a classic kitchen to suit your traditional home or a contemporary style to make a statement, Ezy Kitchens’ striking European inspired designs ensure your kitchen is exceptional been popular over the past couple of years and is now seeing a move towards bright splashes of colour and textures to personalise your space. High gloss cabinet doors will give your kitchen a contemporary and stylish look, enhancing the busy kitchen environment with the practicality of easy cleaning. Inserts for pantries and cupboards are also a huge hit, as are acrylic hygienic, seamless benchtops, with a variety of brands available. The company’s soft close drawers are always popular, slowing the movement of doors and fronts, pulling them gently to a fully closed position. And, although the company’s designs are often European inspired, Ezy

Kitchens is proud to produce its quality cabinetry from its local factory, ensuring fast turnaround and quality control. State of the art manufacturing means precision design and building techniques, and this results in a product that customers can be proud of and have assurance will give them many years of service. When it comes to kitchen design, it also needs to work within your budget. With a wide range of brands and options, your taste, your needs and your budget are Ezy Kitchens’ top priorities. “What’s most important is that our designers really care about our customers and strive to ensure each kitchen functions well

and is designed to meet their needs. We want to enhance how our customers live. When everyone has busy lives, small things to make life easier make a huge difference,” Maria says. Ezy Kitchens can devise innovative solutions to problem areas, such as lack of storage, ensuring your kitchen works for you. Ezy Kitchens belong to the NKBA (National Kitchen & Bathroom Association) giving assurance our designers have access to the latest industry trends and new products. To see the stunning showroom for yourself, visit 506 Blenheim Road near the corner of Watts Road, phone (03) 365 9152 or visit www.ezykitchens.co.nz to find out more.


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e’ve been primed to look more than skin deep because, ‘it’s what’s on the inside that counts’. But when it comes to our home furnishings nothing could be further from the truth.

For our kitchens, bathrooms, vanities, wardrobes and joinery, it’s all about a quality finish. And let’s face it, when it comes to our homes, first impressions really do count. Murray and Monique Turnbull have long understood the importance of a quality finish. The husband and wife team established specialist finishing firm MF Turnbull 26 years ago to fill a gap in the market, offering finishing and refinishing work for new builds, renovations or one-off projects. Quite simply, there’s not a lot within a commercial or residential space that MF Turnbull won’t turn its finishing skills to. “We felt the market needed someone who specialised solely on the finishing aspect,” Monique says. “We can finish or refinish just about anything that can be painted.” It’s become a case of doing one thing and being the best at it. Not only can the specialist crew finish new cabinetry, but they can refinish existing kitchens, bathrooms, vanities, wardrobes and joinery, as well as commercial applications such as bars and offices. If your coffee table, kitchen cabinetry or wall unit is looking tired and dated, MF Turnbull can repaint it. Even melamine kitchens can be recoated, making them look

It’s become a case of doing one thing and being the best at it. Not only can the specialist crew finish new cabinetry, but they can refinish existing kitchens, bathrooms, vanities, wardrobes and joinery, as well as commercial applications such as bars and offices. brand new. Kitchen refinishing has received a boost in popularity since earthquake repairs began, with clients wanting to update the kitchen to suit the new paint job. But it doesn’t stop there. Transform your old furniture with a modern twist on colour or make them look brand new again, get your wall unit to match the new lounge colour scheme – the options really are quite endless. And you’re not restricted to paint finishes, with stains, lacquers, textured coatings and high gloss urethanes also available.

“You’re really only limited by your imagination,” Murray says. “We find solutions for clients who want a specific look or perhaps they are unsure how to achieve what they want.” The company had two workshops however lost the Bower Avenue premises following the earthquakes. Increased demand has seen MF Turnbull open a new Woolston factory on Barton Street to complement the existing Mowbray Street factory, utilising the same high quality products and imported bake

ovens which create the superior results they are renowned for. Strong staff training is behind that quality finish and MF Turnbull is focused on putting staff members through national qualifications. The ongoing apprenticeship programme reflects the importance of giving back to the industry. To contact this innovative spraying specialist visit the Waltham office at 46 Mowbray Street, phone (03) 365 2519 or visit www.mfturnbull.co.nz to find out more.

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he homes we live in come in a variety of shapes and sizes – from traditional villas to sleek contemporary residences; from large, sprawling properties to more compact homes. As a consequence, we all have different needs when it comes to keeping our homes warm and dry during the winter months. The experienced team at HPAC Energy Centre cater for solutions to meet the unique requirements of each client they work alongside. They consider numerous factors including the age, style and layout of your home and the specific needs of you and your family. They can ‘mix and match’ products as and when necessary, choosing from world-renowned brands such as Daikin, Panasonic, Fujitsu and Mitsubishi Electric, as well as their own range of domestic hot water heat pumps. The end solution will not only ensure you stay healthy and comfortable throughout the cooler months, but will result in a home which is more ecoefficient and more cost-effective to run. Tailored solutions can quickly produce significant savings on your power bills while HPAC Energy Centre’s easy finance options mean everyone can enjoy exceptional home comfort. While the short-term benefits of dealing with HPAC Energy Centre’s knowledgable team are abundantly clear, the long-term advantages are just as compelling, with their full maintenance service, as well as their ongoing advice and support, ensuring you get the most from your investment. HPAC Energy Centre’s expansive showroom at 355 Blenheim Road (corner of Annex and Blenheim Roads) is open 6 days a week, or you can visit their website, www.hpac.net.nz for more information on their wide array of products and their customised residential heating solutions.

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ommitted to its “upholstery roots” while also maintaining quality furniture brands via their online store, a recent move to premises in St Asaph St “gives us more space, a better layout and a well-designed area to display the selection of fabrics” says Keith of McDonald and Hartshorne. McDonald and Hartshorne was established in 2004 as a family upholstery business and its cohesive loyal team reflects many years of experience in the furniture and upholstery business. As well as providing free quotes they can offer expert professional advice in choosing the ideal fabric and colours for your home and furniture. Keith notices a definite trend towards bright

contemporary colours including orange and lime, bolder patterns are popular again while today's synthetic fabrics are easier to clean and stand up effectively to long term wear and tear. A stunning selection of samples can be viewed in the new comfortable showroom including a full range of fine leathers and renowned fabric houses such as James Dunlop, Warwicks, Charles Parson, Textilia and Michael Woods. McDonald and Hartshorne can also

Keith notices a definite trend towards bright contemporary colours including orange and lime, bolder patterns are popular again while today's synthetic fabrics are easier to clean and stand up effectively to long term wear and tear. bring samples to your home, continuing the good customer service they have always been renowned for. At a time when people have experienced earthquake damage to their homes and contents, refurbishing existing furniture or an inherited item can be very satisfying and often gives it a new lease of life for years to come. Proud of the intricacy and quality of workmanship, “our forte is the re-upholstery of

furniture from antique to modern, and no job is too big or too small,” says Keith. Once fabrics have been selected and sourced, your furniture is picked up for meticulous transformation! Following an examination of the frame, springs and webbing and any repair or replacement required, all foam is fibre-wrapped for smoothness and comfort. Fabric is then applied with care and precision to enhance the look and longevity of your furniture item. “Customers are often amazed at our ability to return furniture to its former glory, or better,” says Keith. Customers will also be relieved that McDonald

and Hartshorne still has access to the finest quality furniture by internationally respected manufacturers like Danske Mobler, McQue Design, Kovacs, Bos Design, Stressless and David Shaw. Made of the best leathers, fabrics and timbers, these modern eye catching classics encompass lounge, dining and occasional furniture. Enquiries are welcomed at McDonald and Hartshorne's re-upholstery factory and showroom at 430 St Asaph St, by appointment phone 371 7500 or visit www.qualityfurniture.o.nz for an online catalogue of furniture at remarkable prices.

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ow I could use an extra pair of hands!” How often have you cried out those words as you try to juggle housework with your job or gardening with looking after the children? Well, that extra pair of hands is now available in the form of the newest home services company to arrive on the Christchurch block. Its name couldn’t be anything else but “An Extra Pair of Hands” and those hands are top calibre residential cleaners and gardeners. “I am extremely particular about whom I employ and select only those people I would be happy to have in my own home,” says Jane Richardson, who started this company in Palmerston North eleven years ago. “All our team members are thoroughly screened before joining the team. They then complete a training programme so that I can be sure our clients will receive the kind of high quality service they expect. It’s the level of service I would want myself. We are also an accredited sustainable company. Our procedures went through a rigorous assessment and all of our products are certified eco-friendly.”

Services are comprehensive - from regular house cleans to spring and special occasion cleans, from window cleaning, ironing and oven cleaning to running errands, garden maintenance and house washing. The rigorous recruitment process and quality control has certainly paid off and An Extra Pair of Hands has grown considerably since its establishment with a current

complement of 30 staff. Besides Palmerston North, the company now has branches in Feilding, Wellington, Hutt Valley and the Kapiti Coast with Christchurch the latest location to benefit from its range of services. Those services are comprehensive - from regular house cleans to spring and special occasion cleans, from window cleaning, ironing and oven cleaning to running errands, garden maintenance and house washing. They even offer holiday home maintenance, heat pump cleaning and seasonal services, such as clearing and cleaning gutters and waterblasting outdoor furniture, paths and driveways. Especially to support elderly clients so they can enjoy the independence of living in their own home, An Extra Pair of Hands provides a tailored service including grocery purchasing, mediation reminders and gift buying. “Our services are specifically tailored to suit a client’s requirements and lifestyle. When someone makes an enquiry our team leader will visit them to discuss how we can help and all the services are arranged at the one time. After the team has worked at a house a few times the team leader will visit again to get the client’s feedback, to monitor the quality of the work and to make any adjustments that might be required.” An Extra Pair of Hands also has a commitment to equal employment opportunities and some 10% of its employees

are people with disabilities – mainly hearingimpaired. An Extra Pair of Hands can be contacted on 0800 535 535, or through their website www.anextrapairofhands.co.nz. An additional touch is that that they sell gift vouchers. Oven cleaning vouchers are the most popular ones, particularly around Mother’s Day.

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Luxury and style underfoot J acqui Kuru and Alex Ward, consummate showroom consultants, are the faces of Dominion Flooring for residential customers. Dominion Flooring has a long and proud history in Christchurch with its beginnings way back in 1946.

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“It’s an honour to be part of such a fine tradition,” says Jacqui who has a diploma in Interior Design. “As with all other members of this company, Alex and I place a great deal of emphasis on taking a professional approach to every aspect of our work, whether it involves carpet, carpet tiles, wood flooring, laminate flooring, vinyl or polished concrete.” As selected stockists of New Zealand’s most recognised brands of carpet, including Godfrey Hirst, Feltex and Cavalier Bremworth, Dominion Flooring is able to provide customers with a wide selection of quality products backed by a fully guaranteed installation service. The same applies to wood flooring. Dominion are proud to have been selected as one of the key suppliers of the internationally acclaimed Ekowood range of engineered hardwood flooring and Eternity timber flooring underlay with its industryleading acoustic and moisture barrier features. Jacqui and Alex have a real depth of knowledge of all these products and are able to comprehensively advise customers on

which ones will work in their home environment to achieve the look they are wanting. “We keep in touch with the latest trends and developments in the flooring industry so we can meet customers’ needs and expectations. We offer that little bit extra to our customers. Not only do we help them with their selection of flooring, but we personally go to their homes to take the measurements and we follow up after the installation. So we are building relationships with our customers right through the process.” It is not unreasonable to expect that such superb service and experience might cost a little more. Not the case. In actual fact not only will Dominion Flooring provide a free measure and quote, but you will be pleasantly surprised at how competitive they are. Today Dominion Flooring is still run by the third generation of a family with flooring roots going back almost 90 years. Although not part of the family, Jacqui and Alex are testament to ethics of the company and to the sense of pride in the way things are done at Dominion

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An architectural language of our own Architect Cymon Allfrey ponders whether green field thinking is the way forward when it comes to designing buildings in Christchurch…

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aving recently attended the Australian Institute of Architects conference in Perth I found myself faced with an architectural concept that has continued to resonate with me.

Keynote speaker architect David Adjaye was architecturally, a city or a whole country, if born in Tanzania before moving to Britain at an united by climate and history will have a unique early age. Despite being internationally identity. acclaimed for a number of his public buildings, While it was an interesting concept to listen including the Museum of Contemporary Art in to, and fascinating to think someone can Denver, Adjaye has spent a large part of his understand a whole continent at this level, it got career studying the me thinking about architecture of Africa, and Christchurch and how we Why are we not taking looking at the contextual could apply it here. relationship between Why is it that we stand the cues from our geographically separated on a rural site and look for natural terrain and cities. cues from the natural Despite there being environment and climate climate? If we were to over fifty countries within to inform our design do this, then perhaps the continent, Adjaye decisions, when in the we could create a identified the architecture city we look to the built of the continent was environment? Despite the unique, architectural divided into only six two sites being separated response in the rebuild terrains. His study geographically they both of our city. illustrated that when a site present with the same is stripped back to the climatic issues, so why do climatic and historical conditions of the naked we treat them differently? If we were to look at area, the response to solve these challenges is a 20 acre block of land with a swamp in the similar, despite the political and social middle, we wouldn't build in the swamped area, conditions of the sites being extraordinarily yet in the city we have drained swamps and put different; and in many cases the geographical measures in place to maintain this new distances being vast. He identified that condition.

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We need to step back and consider the bigger picture, how would we deal with the inner city site if it was a green field? We need to be influenced by the right cues in order to ensure we are building homes that have been informed ‘correctly’, rather than by fashion. Why are we not taking the cues from our natural terrain and climate? If we were to do this, then perhaps we could create a unique, architectural response in the rebuild of our city. Urban design is essentially a set of rules, which govern how our built environment is to be constructed as a whole. Informed by the study of people and how they respond to space, urban design has long been a key influence in the ‘look’ of the city. So as we rebuild our city how are we finding the balance between urban design and ensuring we are crafting a building, which has taken its cues from not only, needs and wants, but geological, climatic and historical influences? In 2010-13 we worked on a building in Victoria Street which, in accordance to urban design, had to be set four metres back from the street to allow for a landscaped edge. Now, the city plan requires buildings along this same street to be built to the edge of the street, to encourage greater engagement between the building and pedestrians. This highlights the fact that urban design principles continue to evolve. While urban design ensures people are engaging and responding positively to public

spaces and architecture, nowhere does it encourage the underlying geology of the site influence and inform the design. We should be stripping back social and political boundaries and looking at the inherent properties of the land. We then would no longer see architectural fashion to be the primary influence of what was being built in our city. As a direct result of climate, we don’t see Swiss Chalet’s being built in Thailand, yet we do see these fashion influences driving architectural design in Christchurch. We should be looking deeper for cues from the site, in order to create unique architectural responses that are distinctly Christchurch. We need to strip back to green fields and create our own architectural language. www.caarc.co.nz.

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Described by the London Times as the “Oscars of the interior design industry,” Trenzseater is privileged to be recognised as one of the top 50 interior designers in the world to be featured in the book this year. acclaimed panel of judges for this year’s Andrew Martin Interior Design Review book. Described by the London Times as the “Oscars of the interior design industry,” Trenzseater is privileged to be recognised as one of the top 50 interior designers in the world to be featured in the book this year. To be alongside the ilk of previous winners including Kelly Hoppen, Tomas Pheasant, Michael Reeves and Axel Vervoordt, is an honour of the highest regard. The winner of this year’s Andrew Martin Design Review will be announced in the spring and the book released soon after. The company has also recently released its “WORLD” catalogue which includes a vast portfolio of renowned international brands which Trenzseater distributes or represents in New Zealand. This unique collection uses beautiful elegant materials and grand scale accents to ensure Trenzseater offers an accessible and relevant lifestyle embodying the ideals of modern luxury. Appreciated for its fresh approach and its commitment to craftsmanship, character, proportion and personality, this eclectic collection, used individually or collectively with the company’s New Zealand Made product, provides the quintessential “musthave” style exclusively for you. Trenzseater looks forward to offering you internationally acclaimed interior design for all your projects and the catalogue can be viewed on line at www.trenzseater.co.nz and is in store at Trenzseater now!

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Beautiful drapes to refresh your home It’s very busy at Off the Track Curtains on Westminster Street. The first thing you sense as you walk through the door of the 100-year-old wooden character house is a productive buzz as customers talk with staff about fabrics and the soft whirr of sewing machines permeates the air.

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hat makes this such a satisfying place is that everyone is focussed and working together on the same goal – doing the very best they can for customers who are either building new homes, rebuilding damaged homes or refurbishing their drapes as part of earthquake repairs. One of the key collaborations is between Off the Track and Impact Marketing which supplies some of the beautiful fabrics that Off the Track delights in showing to customers. Kate Blair, the manager of Off the Track and Lynn Williams of Impact Marketing have an excellent working relationship - two local businesses with a passion for fabrics and the stunning end products that are created from them. “We supply Off the Track with fabrics from leading brands Gummerson, Hoad and JW Design,” says Lynn. “These fabrics are sourced from all over the world and within our ranges there is a price point suitable for everyone’s budget. We specialise in fabrics that are just that little bit different. Take the fresh-coloured Summer Sheers fabric from Hoad for example. This fabric has a linen look, but is actually 100% polyester. Customers will get the effect of linen, but without the higher price tag. Then there are the ginghams, checks and stripes from the China Seas range. This is a versatile cotton and

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polyester fabric that is especially great for kids’ and teenagers’ rooms. Off the Track is expanding its samples’ viewing space to accommodate even more fabric and books. “We are finding that people are happy to spend more on their drape materials so they achieve the look they want,” Kate explains. “Drapes are an investment and the right window dressing can change the look of even the simplest of homes and make it beautiful and sophisticated.” The service offered at Off the Track is very personal. Kate herself visits customers’ homes to measure up and assists with advice on the appropriate fabrics for different environments. Off the Track also sell recycled curtains. This is a costeffective way of completing a new look to a re-furbished room, especially when they can be given a new lease of life with stylish tracks, rails and fittings. View Hoad, Gummerson and JW fabrics at Off the Track at 106 Westminster Street, St Albans. Their opening hours are 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 1pm on Saturdays. Phone or fax them on (03) 355 8398 or by email on info@offthetrackcurtains.co.nz. The web-site is www.offthetrackcurtains.co.nz. Also visit www.gummersonsfabrics.com.au.

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lue Scarlet’s “Pop Up” shop at 78 Buchan Street in Sydenham is a riot of colour. It’s a kaleidoscope of oranges and pinks, blues and greens, purples and reds, but then this is the very essence of Blue Scarlet. It’s a furniture, interior design and homewares business that has colour at its very core. “Blue Scarlet is all about strong and vibrant colour,” says Lou Barker, owner and interior designer. With this in mind she has redesigned and resurrected retro pieces of furniture with “good bones” including armchairs, sofas, dining chairs, stools and headboards. Currently in store is an absolutely stunning pair of armchairs reupholstered in orange velvet that would sit comfortably in an already colourful home or

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hen Aston Martin launched their first four-door GT car some time back in 2010, it became clear of the company's intentions to take on Maserati and Mercedes at their own game. Now the Rapide has undergone some automotive nip and tuck in the form of the Rapide S. While still retaining the gorgeous line of the previous car, a few stylistic tweaks separate the S from the regular Rapide, the most noticeable being the wider and deeper front grill. Bi-xenon headlights up front, 20-inch 10 spoke alloy wheels, LED lamps at the rear look great while a lip spoiler at the rear and red S emblem give the game away. You would be right in thinking the Rapide S shares the same interior layout with other cars in the Aston family. While everything is well laid out and easy to find, you still need fingers like toothpicks to properly operate some of the switches. Entry for driver and front passenger is easy, though those in the rear of lofty build may struggle. Once in though, you feel cocooned by your surroundings and ready for the journey ahead.

Aside from regular features like GPS, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity etc, a six disc DVD player with seat mounted screens for rear passengers is an optional extra. No Aston is complete without a beefy beating heart of an engine, and in the Rapide S we find the legendary 6.0-litre 48 valve V12. Power has gone up re the previous car, which now sits at a whopping 405kW and 620Nm of torque. Aston's second generation six-speed Touchtronic automatic gearbox is also in

attendance. Put all this together and the Rapide S is no slouch. With a top speed of 306km/h, you will arrive at 100km/h from a standstill in 4.7 seconds. Underneath, an adaptive damping system comes as standard, allowing you to choose from three modes, normal, sport and track. However while the track may not be its natural stomping ground, the open road certainly is. On the road it becomes clear the Rapide S is no razor sharp sports car, but more of a hard charging ground coverer. Up and down on the touch tronic box is better than the standard car,

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aul Wallace European, the South Island’s only authorised dealer for new MG cars, is proud to be offering a second exciting model to southern motorists. The brand new MG3 is a fun and stylish five door hatch offering unrivalled specifications for a touch under $20,000. “Naturally we are excited about the recent introduction to the New Zealand market of the brand new MG3, and its popularity finds us struggling to keep up with demand, although as this issue of Metropol goes to print, we expect another shipment to arrive,” says Paul. With a massive standard specification list that includes creature comforts like leather trim and electronic air conditioning, convenience features like auto lights, auto wipers, parking sensors and cruise control as well as modern technology such as bluetooth phone connectivity and music streaming with smartphone docking compatibility, this MG3 has to be streets ahead of its competitors. The MG3 has all of this wrapped in a funky wedge-shaped package complete with stylish body kit, with 16 inch diamond alloy wheels and LED daytime running lights. As you would expect this great value

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Perky Kia boasts brilliant steering I t is the first thing you have to touch on when writing, talking or even thinking about the new Kia pro_cee'd GT - the awkward combination of letters and punctuation that make up its name.If I were to hazard a guess, my money would be on the odd name coming about due to a catastrophic mistake in the badging department that saw an excess of chrome underscores and apostrophes being ordered.

Whatever the reason, it is a very silly name and its very existence on a page simply makes your brain hurt. For that reason alone I shall simply refer to the newest Kia on the block as the Proceed GT from this point on. Trust me, your brain will thank me for The steering is unencumbered by it. However, despite the any artificially weighted “modes” fact that it has a very silly name, the Proceed and is simply delightful, easily GT is actually Kia's first boasting the best feel and serious attempt at a proper performance feedback we have ever hatch.

The Proceed GT will be coming to New Zealand as a single model - a three-door hatch with a 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo experienced in a Korean car. engine driving the front wheels through a sixspeed manual transmission. The Proceed GT comes standard with adaptive xenon headlights with automatic levelling, smart cornering lights and “ice cube” quad LED daytime running lights, a rear spoiler with an LED brake light, LED taillights, electric heated door mirrors, leather and suede Recaro sports seats, a leather multifunction steering wheel, keyless start, a backing camera and rear parking sensors, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise

control with a speed limiter function, a sixspeaker audio unit with USB and auxiliary inputs, a chilled glovebox, red mood lighting, auto defog and rain-sensing wipers. The three-door hatch body is distinctly European in its styling (which is no surprise,

given it was designed and is built in Europe) and has a strong presence on the road, especially with the big alloy wheels. With only the single engine/transmission combination available, your exterior colour choices are also limited, with black, silver, red or white being your options. The Proceed GT lands in New Zealand at a very reasonable $43,990.The engine feels perkier and far more eager than it does in the Kia Cerato Koup that shares it, largely thanks to the sixspeed manual transmission and this, teamed up with the fantastic chassis, makes the Proceed GT an absolute delight to throw down a winding back road. The steering is unencumbered by any artificially weighted “modes” and is simply delightful, easily boasting the best feel and feedback we have ever experienced in a Korean car. While the lack of an automatic transmission and the three-door body may hold it back in terms of ultimate sales numbers, the Proceed GT has a lot of what it takes to make it a serious performance hatch. It may not have the outright grunt of the European competition (VW Golf GTi, Ford Focus ST, etc), but neither does it have their price tag. What it does have is brilliant steering, a great chassis and fantastic looks, and that will be more than enough for most people.

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hat BMW claim as being the future of sustainable personal mobility has been shown for the first time in New Zealand. The allnew fully electric BMW i3 has been unveiled at BMW New Zealand's head office in Auckland where local automotive media had the opportunity to see the new model up close. The left hand drive model, on loan from BMW, will be used as part of a display to showcase BMW electric technology before the i3's official launch in November this year. “The new BMW i3 is a groundbreaking model for us as it is a tailor-made electric vehicle constructed from a clean sheet design. This enabled engineers to utilise new light-weight construction techniques, such as extensive use of carbon-fibre, as well as creating an extremely functional and safe passenger cell,” said Managing Director of BMW New Zealand, Nina Englert. “The BMW i3 will have a drive away price from $83,500, which includes three year scheduled

servicing and a five year warranty as standard,” said Ms Englert. Utilising a plug in system via a BMW i wall box home charger, BMW claim charge time for the i3 is between three and six hours and will provide motorists with a 150km of pure electric driving. With a range extender, the overall range will increase to 340km maximum. The i3 produces 12kW and 250Nm of torque, covering the zero to 100km/h sprint in 7.9 seconds. “The BMW i3 will have a particular appeal for people and businesses who want to make a real statement with regards to their green credentials,” said Ms Englert.

Utilising a plug in system via a BMW i wall box home charger, BMW claim charge time for the i3 is between three and six hours and will provide motorists with a 150km of pure electric driving. The i3 will be part of the German firm's i subbrand and dealers around the world are having a new look and feel introduced alongside the new i products. The first in New Zealand to benefit from these changes will be Team McMillan BMW in Auckland. “There are specific requirements involved in

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The company’s professional team is able to provide factory and mechanical warranty servicing, engine tuning, ECU diagnosis and prompt repairs on brakes, suspension and clutches. Dubworld also specialises in sourcing new or second hand parts for the benefit of their own customers as well as supplying them to trade, to other South Island workshops or selling directly. While Dubworld has a trusted reputation among Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda owners, you can take any make of vehicle to the company’s busy premises in Disraeli St. “Whether it’s WOF renewal, general servicing or specific Dubworld also looks after its repairs, we will work on cars of all customers by explaining all ages, models and repairs whether they are conditions,” says simple or complex, and Daniel. Dubworld also providing loan cars to keep you and has the complex looks after its computerised mobile while the work is done customers by diagnostic equipment explaining all required for working on repairs whether precision-engineered they are simple or vehicles. complex, and providing loan cars to keep you Volkswagen has achieved a global mobile while the work is done. Friendly, reputation for fuel efficiency and economy, accommodating and efficient, Dubworld’s so maintaining your vehicle at peak success is built on word of mouth reputation performance pays dividends when it comes and a dedicated team which always prides to safe, smooth motoring and reliable itself on a job well done. longevity.

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