Metropol 18-09-14

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18th September 2014 vol 17 issue 18 Front cover



More of a good thing Family friendly fabulous food Slinky sexy social lounging

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The Eichholtz collection is renowned for its grand, opulent scale and exquisite taste in beautiful objects which includes lighting and accessories for the home. This luxury collection of product from Eichholtz is now available from TRENZSEATER.

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Luxury & safety - the new Volvo SUV Personal twist on the Jaguar mark 2 Extreme race cars

FEATURES 4-6 Five minutes with Paul Wright 22 Whiteout is trending 34 Style guide with Stephanie Rumble 56 Gig Guide

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EDITOR’S PERSPECTIVE I’ve had a thought provoking lesson in life recently. I noticed it after we began getting numerous phone calls and emails here at Metropol complimenting us on the new format. It’s been wonderful hearing about how, when and where people read the mag and how they are enjoying it Angela Bennett, Editor and finding it more convenient. But what I noticed I was saying in response (to those close to me) wasn’t so good. This is how it played out: a friend would say, “I really like what you are doing with the magazine,” and I would say something like, “Thanks but we need to improve ‘so and so’,” or “Thanks, we are on a learning curve and we will make it even better…” Eventually I realised I was doing something similar to the girls on comedian Amy Schumer’s Compliments skit. It’s on YouTube but be warned it is uncensored and could offend some people. The skit depicts a group of women greeting each other by doling out kind words. The recipient then immediately dismisses the accolades and tosses out self-loathing remarks in response. Here’s a softened version: “Oh I look pretty? No I actually look like an old toothbrush. I look like someone locked out of her apartment,” “Me little? I’m so fat! I’m a cow.” “Congratulations on my new job? I’m going to be fired in like two seconds… ” The video is way over the top, but it does highlight a problem that a lot of women have – accepting kind remarks from others, especially other women. Why can’t some of us accept compliments easily? I think it’s all to do with our own self-worth. If we feel like we are having a bad hair day, or our outfit isn’t quite working and someone compliments us they are disagreeing with our view of ourselves and this causes a paradox in our minds. But kind words deserve more than instant dismissal. I enjoyed a piece from Brett and Kate McKay’s article on this subject: “Idle words are characterless and die upon utterance. Evil words rankle for a while, make contentions, and then die. But the hopeful, kind, cheering words sink into a man’s heart and go on bearing fruit forever.” It’s true; some kind words from a coach, boss or mentor pointing out your attributes can be all the difference between being successful or giving up. From now on I’m going to accept compliments with a thank you and no modifications. And I’m going to look for more reasons to compliment others, I’m sure this will help me focus on more of life’s positives.

Think about it… “We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled.” Mason Cooley


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triving for the best and making the most out of life has driven Paul Wright to achieve his personal goals, and as a natural progression motivated him to help others to achieve theirs. A keen Cantabrian, Paul is Chairman and co-owner of Harcourts International, a real estate franchising group. We all know Harcourts well – it’s a huge NZ success story operating in 10 countries with 800 offices and 10,000 people working under its umbrella. Paul’s passion is ‘developing talent’ and in 2011 he co-founded the Inspire Foundation as a not-for-profit organisation to provide grants and development programmes for extraordinary Cantabrians. I caught up with this inspirational businessman to find out a little more about his business and leisure… How long have you been involved in real estate and how did you start out in the industry? I’ve been in the industry for over 30 years, starting as a salesperson with Steve Collins of Collins Real Estate back in the ‘80s. I went on to manage his office as we merged with Harcourts of Wellington in 1985 and then was part of the MBO in 1990. We’ve been growing the business ever since. What do you enjoy most about the real estate industry? The opportunity the industry provides for anyone motivated and committed to succeed. You don’t have to be an Einstein or have a Uni degree to be phenomenally successful. It’s a very rewarding business in the experiences you have, the relationships you develop and the skills you can build. And it can be financially rewarding if you look after your clients.

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Paul Wright Back in the early days did you ever dream Harcourts would be such a success? We’ve always set ambitious goals and written down some pretty crazy dreams as well, as the years have gone by it’s fair to say we’ve been amazed at how much we’ve achieved and we feel we’re still just scratching the surface, now we want to be a global brand in 100 countries! Who has been your most inspiring mentor? Probably Steve Collins, he had a vision to expand his business out of Christchurch and become a New Zealand Brand, he showed us the power of having a vision and the courage to drive for it against tough odds. What is your personal philosophy on success in life? Enjoy the journey, surround yourself with talent, be loyal and supportive to those you meet and help others to achieve more than they think possible and you will be successful. On a world-wide stage, with extreme competition, why do you believe Harcourts has succeeded where many others have not? People all over the world have responded to the Harcourts culture built on good old fashioned New Zealand values: ‘do the right thing’, ‘be courageous’, ‘people first’ and ‘fun and laughter’, we have a great reputation and we’re recognised for having the best training in the industry and our in house developed technology and e-Business platform is a game changer for us.

Why did you co-found the Inspire Foundation? Bob Davison and I are both involved in other Foundations which are restricted by their charters to funding community groups and other charities. We were continually approached by talented individuals who wanted assistance and we were not able to help them. So we started the Inspire Foundation to fund and develop talented young Cantabrians by ensuring that the Inspire Charter allowed the widest possible array of funding options for individuals. Continued on page 6

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What type of people is the Inspire Foundation looking for? We want talented young Cantabrians (15 to 23 years old) in any areas - for example, arts, sciences, music, technology, education, community involvement or sport. They have to have a proven track record and have a burning desire to pursue their chosen field or endeavour.


Which is your favourite café, bar or restaurant in Canterbury? Buddha Stix for lunch, café Sismo for coffee and Dux Dine for Dinner – all on one road, easy!

How many people have received grants from the Foundation and in what fields do their interests lie? We have given more than 100 grants in three years since we set the foundation up. The recipients have included sports people: cyclists, mountain bikers, skiers, snow boarders, runners, and rowers to name a few; we’ve had, dancers, singers, musicians, opera singers, inventors, engineers, coaches, community volunteers, designers and gymnasts, the list goes on. How do you see this investment in talented people assisting Canterbury long term? Investing in talent is investing in the future leaders of Canterbury. If you want change, if you want problems solved, if you want innovation, if you want to succeed, then you need leaders, our investment is in these future leaders. How has the Inspire Foundation been received by the community in general? The Foundation has been well received by the community, our supporters, generous benefactors and sponsors ‘get’ what we’re about, they understand our singular focus on young talented people and our commitment to guide them into becoming future leaders. Our commitment to always ensure that 100% of donations given are passed onto Grantees stands us in good stead with our community. What type of businesses support the Foundation and how can others get involved? We have over 40 Canterbury based businesses supporting the foundation and they are all featured on our website; we are looking for new members to join our crusade as we discover an ever increasing pool of talented young people in our province.

What were you doing the last time the thought went through your mind, “I shouldn’t be doing this”? Biking down Mt Ventoux in a howling gale thinking I hope I don’t get blown over the edge, after biking so hard to get to the top.

What would you like to see in the ‘new’ Christchurch? A new convention centre and a restored Christchurch Cathedral.

Anton Cooper - world mountain bike champion, Paul Wright Chairman Inspire Foundation and Sophie Pascoe with her Olympic medals.

On a more personal note – what is your favourite item of clothing? Depending on the day or time: My 7.5mm wetsuit for diving, my Mt Ventoux Lycra top for cycling and my pin stripe suit for work. What music are you enjoying at present? I listen to Chris de Burgh, Leonard Cohen, and Mark Knopfler. What one book would you suggest everyone read? Shantaram – amazing book. What hobbies do you enjoy? I enjoy road cycling, scuba diving, tennis, and rugby. If you could go back and tell your teenage self something what would it be? Be the best person you can be, work harder, be more courageous, say yes more than you say no when you’re asked, and always set higher and more ambitious goals and dreams.

What one thing does Canterbury need to ditch? The silo mentality of the councils and the other bureaucracies operating in our city that bogs down our small province from running effectively. What are you like at parties? I like to let my hair down and have a good time and I like to ‘work the room’ getting around as many people as I can. What is next on your wish list? Inspire wise – it’s to build a capital base to help the Foundation endure for the benefit of future generations of Cantabrians, and personally I’m looking forward to celebrating my daughter’s engagement.

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rack an egg on Friday 10 October and join in the worldwide celebration of World Egg Day! Celebrated globally since 1996, World Egg Day has seen a wealth of wonderful events take place internationally including cook-offs, family festivals, cooking demonstrations and nutritional seminars. Over 50% of us choose scrambled eggs as our favourite, and we all adore our Kiwi icons like bacon and egg pie and pavlova. However you like your eggs, World Egg Day is about embracing this highly nutritious, true superfood. Eggs have the highest nutritional quality protein of all whole food sources. They are 'nature's own healthy multivitamin,' containing unique antioxidants and nutrients. Celebrate eggs this World Egg Day by making your own favourite recipe or branching out and experimenting with something new. If you need a little inspiration head to and download their e-recipe book – a collation of New Zealand's favourite egg recipes.

Wild daisy most daring dish


amilton's Victoria Street Bistro has been crowned the coveted title of the 2014 Monteith's Wild Food Challenge winner with its dish 'Wild Daisy'. Both the judges and people's choice favourite, it was the display of beer matching expertise paired with extraordinary fare that took Victoria Street Bistro to the top this year. “The 12 finalists were all very strong contenders, each in their individual ways. However, Wild Daisy was the stand-out dish due to Head Chef Andrew Clarke skilfully melding unusual ingredients such as smoked oyster and sea chicory into his dish and successfully partnering them with a complex beer – the Double Hopped IPA,” says Head Judge Kerry Tyack. Wild Daisy was up against 122 fierce competitors including One Highly Strung Pig, Deer to Indulge and Hare of the Dog. The victorious feast showcased an acute understanding of wild flavours featuring sous vide wild beef with smoked oyster cream and textures of sea chicory, foraged native mushrooms and a pearl onion flower.


Build up to Cook's 250th


ne of the great milestones in global exploration will be celebrated in the Marlborough Sounds early next year. Luxury Lodge, Bay Of Many Coves, is beginning the build-up towards the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's circumnavigation of New Zealand. Cook sighted landfall off Poverty Bay in 1769 as he was searching for the great southern continent and, early the following year on January 16, he sailed into Ship Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound. He was to make the cove his base, spending over 100 days there. During his three voyages to New Zealand he visited Ship Cove on five occasions as it provided safe anchorage, food and fresh water, a place to relax and timber to repair his ships, the Endeavour and the Resolution. Luxury Lodge, Bay Of Many Coves, is only a few breaths of wind away from Ship Cove and, in January next year, it begins the build-up to the 250th anniversary in 2020. Co-owner of Bay Of Many Coves, Murray McCaw, is offering a special Captain Cook Package between January 5 and 25, 2015, which includes a voyage of discovery to Cook's landing place. Guests will also have the opportunity to sample a special Spruce Beer, made from Captain Cook's traditional recipe. Cook was the first to brew beer in New Zealand using molasses, manuka and rimu leaves. The same traditional ingredients are used in this distinctive craft ale which has won nine brewing awards.

A glowing celebration


he natural, outstanding and beautiful Waitomo Glowworm Caves is celebrating a landmark 125 years of guiding. Grant Webster, CEO of thl – operators of Waitomo Glowworm Caves, says: “Waitomo Glowworm Caves is one of New Zealand's oldest tourist attractions. In 1889 local Māori, including Tanetinorau, opened the doors to visitor tours at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and it's been a very special place for both the local people and visitors ever since.” “Glowworms are native to New Zealand and have helped put our country on the world map – with millions visiting to learn more about our mysterious and magical underground world.”

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Justice and emergency A major step forward in the development of central Christchurch will be the construction of a unique convergence of important public facilities in what will become the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.


o be located on the block bordered by Lichfield, Colombo, Tuam and Durham Streets, the $305-million, threebuilding complex will bring together all justice and emergency services in one purpose-built, world-class precinct. Included will be the Ministry of Justice, the New Zealand Police, the Department of Corrections, St John Ambulance and the NZ Fire Service. Also located there will be the Dial 111 service for all emergencies. The 40,000sqm precinct will be the largest-ever multi-agency government project in New Zealand, employing about 1100 people, with 900 visitors every weekday. The main building contract was awarded recently to Fletcher Construction. At the peak of the two-year project, 400 to 500 people will be working on the site. The Ministry of Justice’s establishment manager, Justin Hygate, who is already located in temporary offices in Tuam Street, facing the project site, says he knows of no other services precinct like it. “It’s reasonably unique and will be much more efficient. It will ensure that the police and the courts are connected, enabling them to share custodial facilities,” says Justin.

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This will provide a more integrated service delivery, with better support, more opportunities for intervention and improved justice outcomes. The precinct’s Justice Building will have 19 courtrooms, including the Maori Land Court, Youth Court, Family Courts, District Courts, High Court, Environment Court and specialist jurisdictions. The courtroom layouts are multijurisdictional and multi-purpose to provide operational and future adaptability of justice services. It will also include a youth-justice hub with a


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separate entry from the courts working with adults. The hub will also provide a range of associated youth-justice services to support the daily workings of the Youth Court. “The Justice building will be very different to the old District Court in Durham Street. Earlier court houses tend to be less welcoming than they should be. Parts of the Precinct will be available for use by community groups and others outside business hours,” says Justin. “The precinct is designed to welcome visitors, maximising natural light, outlook and reflecting the shared vision of open, transparent and accessible justice services.










“The public will be able to take a short cut through from Tuam Street to Ballantynes and even have a coffee along the way. On a sunny day, you will be able to sit in the central courtyard.” The first major public facility to be built in Christchurch by the Government since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, the precinct will also incorporate the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, as well as similar services by the Christchurch City Council and the Canterbury Group. Downer, the early-works contractor, has already completed the precinct’s groundimprovement work. This included the stabilisation of more than 25,000cum of soil with 3500cum of cement. The Justice Building will be completed in 2016, with the others finished soon after.

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New name for Canterbury Arena Horncastle Arena is the new name of Christchurch's biggest indoor venue, the CBS Canterbury Arena, after local family-owned residential building company Horncastle Homes secured the major naming rights sponsorship of the venue.











1.Gary McCormick, Jamie Gough, Bill Horncastle, Mrrietta Horncastle, Simon Barnett 2.Bill Horncastle, Jamie Gough 3.Turlough Corolan, Kyle Young, Justin Wallace 4.James Judd, Sarah Pike, Rob McDonald, Dean Brownie 5.Richard Peebles, Suzanne Kitley, David Owen 6.Julie Wheelans, Jacqui Latham, Fiona Wilson, Michael & Nicky Skinner 7.Ginny & Ben Harris, Caroline Blanchfield 8.Brendon Bainbridge, Karine Legeay-Fisher 9.Stephen Collins, Liz Davies 10.Paul Lonsdale, Ruth Dyson Photos by Jane Wyles Photography - for copies email:

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Coffee lovers pay it forward


ew Zealand's coffee-lovers will get the chance to 'pay it forward' to deserving strangers this spring, when Jamaica Blue Riccarton launches a three-month suspended coffee programme on International Coffee Day, 29 September. Also known as 'espresso sospeso', the Italian-born 'suspended coffee' movement calls on consumers to purchase discounted coffees for subsequent gifting in the form of vouchers to people in need or who serve the community. In partnership with Volunteering Canterbury – a not-for-profit organisation that primarily relies on unpaid volunteers to perform various works across New Zealand for charitable purposes – the Jamaica Blue café at Westfield Riccarton in Christchurch will sell suspended coffee for $2 a cup, with a guarantee of at least 50 Jamaica Blue complimentary coffee vouchers to be donated to Volunteering Canterbury each month of the three month programme.


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he Christchurch Civic Music Council Inc. (CCMC) is presenting two concerts at the Horncastle (formerly CBS) Arena; “Celebrating Our Musical Diversity”, with the support of the Christchurch Migrant Centre, and “Strum, Strike, and Blow” in conjunction with Music Education Canterbury. These concerts will be held on Tuesday 23 September at 7:30pm and Wednesday 24 September at 7pm, respectively. Celebrating Our Musical Diversity will showcase over fifteen ethnic groups from within and around Canterbury, who have been busy fine tuning their performances with a mix of traditional and contemporary pieces. Strum, Strike, and Blow will involve over 1000 primary school children playing ukuleles, marimbas and recorders. The concerts will offer a lively atmosphere for all families and members of the public to enjoy. In order to encourage participation in music, both events are free, although a gold coin donation would be appreciated.

Hits of the '50s & '60s

he Operatunity Daytime Concert series welcomes iconic New Zealand star Suzanne Lynch to sing in their Hits of the '50s and '60s nationwide tour. She joins another icon of the New Zealand music scene Tom Sharplin and his band including: Bruce French, Ray Eade and Ron Coleman, along with Operatunity favourite Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua in a concert which celebrates a time when songs had real melodies, when romance meant romance with real lyrics and when composers knew something about rhythm.

Hits of the '50s and '60s tours to 24 regions in September and October, reliving music from the greats such as Elvis, Dusty Springfield, Rosemary Clooney, the Beatles, Seekers and Carpenters, the Rat Pack and many more adding to the fun! Performing in Christchurch at: La Vida Centre on Wednesday 24 September, 11am. To book, phone toll free 0508 266 237 or visit Tickets cost $32 and include lunch after the show.

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Graffiti gets the professional makeover Titled “An eye on New York”, Christchurch local Shane Pocock's Bryce Gallery exhibition isn't a collection of your usual tourist photos and they're not squeezed into the standard photo album either. Think graffiti, think doorways, think shop fronts.

The talented twelve A Bird on the wall… is as good as two in the bush was the name of the Bryce Gallery's invitational group show which opened in August, featuring bird themed paintings and sculptures from 12 talented artists.

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1.Shane Pocock (Photographer), Denise Bryce, Bruce Church 2.Rachel Potter, Vicky, Rachel Meek, Edwin Meek 3.Neil Cullen, Vladan Vukovic 4.Anne Crawford, Judy Campbell 5.Helen Reason, Debra Hay 6.Agnes White, Karen Pocock 7.Eddie Brown, John Speirs 8.Tanya Mickils, Craig Pocock

1. Denise Bryce and Bruce Church (Owners) 2.John Allan, Min Kim 3.Christine Hainstock, David Sell (Arts Canterbury) 4.Sang Kyu Moon & his artwork "Companions Of The Hunt" 5.Stephanie Crisp & her artwork "Boardwalk Series V" 6.Clare Reilly & her artwork "A Moment Of Departure" 7.Lorna Buchanan, Merilyn Kilty


Love, Loss and What I Wore “Sometimes I buy something that isn't black, and I put it on and I am so sorry."


he immortal words of Nora Ephron are brought to life, among racks of clothes and reminiscences of favourite shoes, by the Riccarton Players, in their production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore playing at the Performing Arts Centre, Heaton Intermediate School, Heaton Street, Merivale. Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become an international hit. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter, this intimate collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron celebrated an accomplished two-and-a-half year run in New York's Westside Theatre. Directed by Christina Stachurski, the play features the amazing talents of local actresses Amanda Shields, Aimee Borlase, Bridget Royce, Debbie Hattan, Pat Hannah, Ruth Agnew, Stephanie Hersh and Ursula Cheer. Final dates: 17 – 20 September, 7.30pm. Bookings: Ph 3384 699 or online:


HeLa explores tough topics


eLa is an award-winning play about Henrietta Lacks – a woman who walked into the coloured section of a hospital in Baltimore with a pain in her abdomen in 1951. When Henrietta's doctor took a sample of her cells during his examination she, without knowing it, became part of some of the most important scientific discoveries of the past 100 years. HeLa is an all-consuming story, intertwining genetic identity, social responsibility and current ethical debates about human tissue research and ownership. HeLa comes to New Zealand following a successful presentation at Edinburgh Festival.

Winner of the 'Flying Artichoke Award', Total Theatre Award and Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award Nominee 2013. Performing in Christchurch from 9-10 October at 6pm and 8pm in The Open Stage at Hagley College. Tickets $20, $15 concession, from Dash Tickets or Ph 0800 327 484, booking fees apply.

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Art Plus Auction fundraiser success The Battered Women's Trust recently held an Art Auction Fundraiser in conjunction with Toby Macalister of W.T Macalister to support vital services for children affected by domestic violence. Proceeds will support the development of a dedicated children's room to replace one which was lost in the earthquake.










10 1.Lois Herbert (Manager - Battered Woman's Trust), Katherine James 2.Panda, Lei, Doyle (Taylor Made Suits) 3.Toby Macalister (W.T Macalister Auction House) 4.Sally, Penny, Margaret 5.Ester Jones, Erin Ebborn 6.Liz Manuel, Eden Slater 7.Pete Darrell (Stopping Violence Services), Jan Carter 8.Ed and Ali Wegner 9.Kieran Rae, Mike Hogan, Paul O'Connor 10.Justine Rae, Lois Herbert (Battered Woman's Trust)

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Dark knights rise in Christchurch

La Porchetta Papanui wins again



a Porchetta Papanui has won the group's “Franchisee of the Year” award for the second time. The first time Papanui won, they were up against New Zealand La Porchettas only. This time they won against all 70 plus restaurants in the group. Vicky and Michael Vincent, owners of La Porchetta Papanui were delighted when their win was announced. “We have three La Porchetta restaurants on the South Island and this acknowledges the commitment and hard work of all our staff in each,”

Left to Right: Michael Vincent La Porchetta Papanui, Sara Pantaleo CEO La Porchetta, Vicky Vincent La Porchetta Papanui.


lack-clad warrior knights, brightly backdropped rock-scapes and mysterious sculptures make up Christchurch Art Gallery's latest exhibition, Rebels, Knights and Other Tomorrows. Christchurch-based collaborative duo Edwards + Johann present a vividly imagined installation of sculptures and large-scale photographs, laced with textures, tension and flashes of brilliant colour. The exhibition features the duo's Knight in the Wilderness series alongside The Accidental Rebels — images of rocks suspended against, or falling through, vivid colour fields. Also inhabiting the gallery spaces are the Probes — seven chaotically beautiful sculptures that rise up from the floor on stems created from salvaged organ pipes. Christchurch Art Gallery director Jenny Harper says the exhibition is one that gradually reveals a more playful side. In constructing the Knights, the artists combine theatre, ritual and role-play into a collaborative and creative process. Likening their partnership to a “delicate duelling”, Victoria Edwards and Ina Johann have worked together since 2007 in a range of media, including drawing, photography, installation, video and performance. They were recently among 10 artists selected for a juried exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art. Rebels, Knights and Other Tomorrows runs until 2 November on the first floor of 209 Tuam Street. Entry is free. Opening times: 10am–5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am–4pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Graffiti busting

Christchurch has had a spruce up courtesy of BNZ's Closed for Good initiative when BNZ staff teamed up with the Christchurch Sunrise Rotary Club and Christchurch City Council to carry out a graffiti busting exercise across the city. BNZ Director Strategy and Business Performance Michelle van Gaalen says, “BNZ is proud to have had 400 pairs of hands working in the community in the Christchurch region, taking part in New Zealand's largest corporate volunteering day.” The Closed for Good initiative provided 41,000 hours of service across more than 460 projects nationwide, contributing the equivalent of over a million dollars to the communities BNZ staff work and live in. The Christchurch City Council spent $897,611.40 in 2013-14 removing graffiti in public places and this year to date the total bill is $532,451.20.

Print making and glass art There is some fabulous artwork on display at Selwyn Gallery. Darfield Artweek 2013 winner Libby Baxter reveals more of her printmaking, and Lorraine Natusch, second prize winner of Darfield Artweek 2013, takes a side step with some new glass work – the exhibition runs until 2 October. Lorraine Natusch transforms her ideas into exquisite pieces of glass art, using the techniques of casting, fusing, slumping and pate de verre. In this exhibition Lorraine has chosen to show the beautiful and subtle technique of pate de verre (paste of glass). Libby Baxter is an emerging artist based in Ashburton. In her converted old woolshed she designs and makes her interesting prints using a collage of techniques. For more information go to

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The new whizz in the kitchen

Wining and dining in Latimer Square Bloody Mary's introduced guests to the range of Pask varietals recently. One of New Zealand's leading winemakers, the Hawke's Bay winery has been making wines for more than 25 years and the Latimer Square bar and restaurant was a fitting venue for the event.






The Vitamix Total Nutrition Centre (TNC) has quickly become a must have item in every kitchen. Total Food Equipment recently demonstrated its ability to juice whole foods, cook soup from fresh vegetables and make homemade icecream, with both colleagues and clients.








1.Linda Whittaker, Justine Smith, Julie Nicholson 2.Amanda Teear, Peter Baken, Kate Baxter, Rob McGufficke 3.Dave Kininmonth, Rob McGufficke 4.Levi Bailey, Erik Gore 5.Kendall Kossler, Ray & Helena Berard 6.Peter Baken, Dave Kininmonth Photos by Jane Wyles Photography - for copies email:

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Cutting costs


uying and selling our homes are some of the most expensive endeavours we will partake in during our lifetimes. So it’s not surprising that an increasing number of Cantabrians have been opting to spend just 1% on their commission rates, as opposed to 3.95% and, according to Total Realty managing director Rachael Cone, cutting costs doesn’t mean cutting corners.

The Total Realty Team feedback we have received, with more than 96 percent of our clients rating the service they have received from our team as exceptional. “We’re all about cutting costs but not corners.” For more information on how Total Realty can save you thousands, phone the Christchurch office on (03) 940 9797, visit 2/680 Barbadoes Street, Edgeware or visit the website

“More and more people have been recognising the benefit of listing with us,” she says. “Almost all of our agents have trained and worked within higher commission structure organisations, so we offer the exact same service, for just a fraction of the price.” Yes for almost a quarter of the price of traditional real estate companies, Total Realty can list and sell your home, from start to finish. Established in 2007, the real estate agency has saved clients more than $10 million in fees in the last 12 months alone and the demand for its services has seen Total Realty open offices in Nelson, Dunedin and Ashburton, with a new office underway for Rangiora.

ESTABLISHED IN 2007, THE REAL ESTATE AGENCY HAS SAVED CLIENTS MORE THAN $10 MILLION IN FEES IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS ALONE. But that doesn’t mean the firm is getting less results, in fact, latest statistics show “Total Realty agents sell more than four times the number of properties per month than the average of other agencies.” It’s all about getting the best of both worlds when it comes to marketing and selling your home, Rachael says. “We believe these homeowners deserve the maximum value from the sale of their property and because our agents sell so many homes, they don’t have to charge the earth for that service.” “By offering a 1% real estate option which maintains the high quality marketing service the 3.95% market boasts, it benefits everyone.” Every Total Realty client is asked to fill out a survey upon completion of their sale. “We have been blown away by the Metropol Sept 18, 2014 17


Painting with light They see the world through the lens of a camera, using light and shade to create images that remain in the memory.


rtists from the Rangiora Photographic Society will be sharing their work through the groups’ annual exhibition, ‘The Magic of Light,’ at the Brick Mill Gallery in Waikuku. The exhibition will run over the weekend of Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October, with the aim of transporting the viewer into the world of image, and that of the creator. Photography is all about light, with the literal translation of the word meaning to ‘paint with light,’ and that is precisely what the talented photographers who will be exhibiting their work do when creating their art. “We want the visitors to this exhibition to realise an emotional and intellectual experience through the diversity and quality of imagery on display and to leave with that lovely tingly feeling that you get when you have been inspired by the journey,” says Catherine Boyd from the Rangiora Photographic Society. “That is the ‘Magic of the Light’.” In excess of 80 prints will be displayed at the exhibition and are the work of 40 Canterbury photographers. A very wide range of photographic genres will be on show, each representing the photographer’s individual creative style and personality. The diversity of imagery includes Black and White, Street, Nature, Landscape and Portraiture.


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The exhibition will also showcase the outstanding work of Rob Brydon who was last year’s recipient of the Dave Wethey Mentoring Award. Rob is characteristically modest about his work but each piece is the product of a fastidious attention to detail. Rob joined the group in 2008, and has a passion for taking photos of nature, as well as sharing his knowledge with other photographers. The Rangiora Photographic Society was formed over 60 years ago by a group of enthusiastic people with a common interest in photography, and a desire to share their knowledge and experience. With over 160 photographers in the group, they represent a range of ages and skills from all over North Canterbury, coming together twice a month in Rangiora. While most in the group make use of digital technology there are also those who like to mix this with more traditional film or transparency. The society has an active programme which continually challenges its members, from engaging speakers to field trips, as well as competitions and informative tutorials and workshops. Their field trips include weekend visits to destinations such as Moeraki in North Otago, with 37 of the group journeying south for their mid-winter excursion.


Their annual exhibition offers a chance for the community to see some of the best of their work, to share a celebration of photographic art and meet with many of the exhibiting photographers. “The exhibition as a whole is a celebration of the photographic achievements of individuals who wish to share the magic of light, to ignite an inspiration that energises your spirits and leaves you visually spellbound,” says Catherine. Roam the gallery at ‘The Magic of Light’ exhibition on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October at the Brick Mill Gallery in Waikuku and find images that fit with your own sense of magic.

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Tricks of the trade for your tresses Surreal Hairdressing had a night of fun teaching what the team knows best – hair styling. Yes the Surreal team taught fans a raft of new tricks for home hair styling – curling, straightening, blow waving, hair ups and more – finishing up with a runway show featuring the fabulous creations.











1.Sabrina Stevens, Amy Bunting, Amber Sainsbury, Sammie Adams 2.Marissa Barry, Millie Holmer, Georgina Strachan, Kerry Fairbrass 3.Marissa Barry, Tania & Kelly Barry 4.Kelly Leigh, Fiona Kirk, Michelle Marsh 5.Gemma Woods, Ymke van Houwelingen 6.Kate Pauling, Tahlia & Lee Stark 7.Rochelle Waghorn, Manny McIvor, Andrea Twiss 8.Jessica Catchpole, Michelle Marsh, Vicki Metaxas, Tania Barnett 9.Dot van Dugterren, Viv Holliday, Suellen Lugg 10.Tracy Hilton, Jess McConnochie, Amy Walshe, Sam Bucknell Photos by Jane Wyles Photography - for copies email:

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Luxury retirement living in Merivale Nestled comfortably within the striking suburban confines of McDougall Ave, Fitzroy of Merivale exudes luxury, comfort and security from the moment you enter the tranquil settings. But that’s not all the facility has to offer…

Fitzroy of Merivale offers residents an abundance of interaction with the community. Residents and their families have the opportunity to partake in a wide range of activities, entertainment and outings throughout the week and week-ends. There is something for everyone and never a dull moment. The on-site beautician and hairdresser are readily available for appointments and consultations, to meet the varied needs and preferences of the residents. A library and computer with internet access is available in the communal areas. Fitzroy’s multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled and dedicated health-care professionals include Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Care-givers, Housekeepers, Chefs, Diversional Therapists, Gardeners and Support Staff, who will all play a role in caring and supporting the residents, maximising their independence and quality of life. Off street parking is available for residents’ vehicles and a courtesy vehicle is available for travel and transportation. Fitzroy of Merivale is a member of the New Zealand Retirement Villages Association. Fitzroy of Merivale welcomes viewing by appointment, phone (03) 355 5888 or visit more information.


ust metres from the stylish Merivale Mall, Fitzroy is close to a wide range of retail stores and supermarkets, the city bus service, taxi stand, doctors, dentists, banks, NZ Post shop, pharmacies and hairdressers. A fine selection of restaurants and cafés have also wrapped themselves around this beautiful Christchurch residence. By maintaining a small close knit community with a maximum of 30 residents, Fitzroy of Merivale is able to provide the very best in personalised retirement living and rest home care. This beautifully presented private residence is positioned in the middle of tranquil manicured gardens. A number of the units have an expansive view across the main lawn, gardens and entranceway, and all rooms enjoy direct access through a door to their own private courtyard or garden. A clear paved pathway meanders around the entire facility through perfumed

WITH ITS OBVIOUS STYLE AND ELEGANCE THE FITZROY IS LESS THAN 100 STEPS TO ALL THAT THE MERIVALE MALL PRECINCT HAS TO OFFER. gardens and a number of terraces and balconies provide unique and interesting areas to enjoy. Dining at Fitzroy is a special part of life at this facility and the lounges and dining room have been designed accordingly. Beautiful and spacious, these areas feature silverware, linen tablecloths and serviettes together with intimate table settings. Al fresco dining is a feature during the warmer months on the terrace.

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Oh what a week! New Zealand Fashion Week 2014 has wrapped up leaving us with an exciting preview of what we'll be coveting next autumn/winter. Some of Metropol's favourite designers were‌






Frances Jerard


Kate Sylvester

As usual, Zambesi didn't disappoint. Zambesi's signature style and amazing show production is always a highlight of the week. After a long day they delivered another complete collection.

2014 welcomed Wendy Jerard and her collection 'Out of the Shadows' from her line 'Frances Jerard'. The collection boasted bold prints, frills, and bright colours, with all things inbetween, inspiring women to have no limits when it comes to fashion.

As usual guests at COOP's show weren't disappointed - the fashion heavyweight putting on another stellar performance, bringing a refreshing pop of colour by showcasing a variety of eye-catching pop up art prints. The show had multiple recurring elements of messy hair, sneakers and khaki, grey and yellow prints.

Kate Sylvester made a welcome return to NZFW with a beautifully constructed collection presented in front of a packed showroom and a captive audience. Kate is celebrating her 21st birthday, and after her recent show it is clear to all why she obtained such an admirable milestone.

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Amber Whitecliffe

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New Generation kicked off in an upbeat fashion with the introduction of first time fashion week designer, Amber Whitecliffe. Showcasing her 'Mrs Pinto-Summer 2014/15' collection, a line inspired by floral patterns and the colour red. The collection is a result of Portuguese inspiration, emphasising elements of the designer's newlywed life.

Annah Stretton is more than just a fashion label, and once again, she put on more than just a fashion show. Annah's new collection was full of Cleopatra like wigs, and bold colours, leaving women feeling brave and empowered. The collection boasted palettes of bright orange and hot pink, that were balanced out by lots of black and pastel rose. Polka dots on polka dots, and with big bows also making an appearance, Annah has definitely inspired women to feel confident in their lives through fashion.

Shown at the Huffer studio on Queen St, Huffer debuted their new line aptly named 'Aim' by Aimee McFarlane. The shows informal vibe, with coffee, Veuve Clicquot and a performance from 'WATERCOLOURS' provided the backdrop for Huffers' debut line which will be available in stores in November.

Trelise's highly anticipated showcase certainly didn't disappoint. The industry heavyweight delivering a range of styles, from American Indian inspired, to bold prints and bohemian designs – the show had it all. Flowers, tassels and sky high boots made several appearances throughout the show, guaranteed trends set straight from the catwalk.

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Juliette Hogan Juliette Hogan proved that she was well worth the wait when the curtain revealed her first look.


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Inhale Apparel Inhale brought an impressive debut to NZFW, a perfectly balanced collection of high fashion and street wear. Turquoise was a dominant shade in most pieces, particularly on cute lace dresses. Inhale Apparel's simple and wearable clothing left a lasting impression as a definite brand to watch.

The first model looked effortless but polished, while the crowd stared with awe at the work of art and waited for more to follow.

An off-site show saw Stolen Girlfriends Club take fashion to Western Springs Speedway. Their show, The Guilty Ones, mixed burning rubber with their unmistakable street fashion.

The designs showcased simplicity and modernity while focusing on tailoring, craftsmanship, and precise cuts. This year, Juliette Hogan shows us why she is the master of structured feminine aesthetics and excites us with elements of sheers and patterns throughout the collection.

After 15 years Hailwood never fails to put on a phenomenal show, with this year being no exception. His designs, which ranged from street wear ponchos through to stunning sequined evening dresses, certainly gave his audience something to talk about. One of the most standout pieces would have to be the reinvention of his blue velvet dress. Hailwood has certainly not failed to deliver yet another inspiring NZFW show!



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Collection speaks its own language

You don’t have to speak Huttese, Jawaese or Wookiee to understand NO*SENSE, NOM*d’s powerful new SS14/15 collection because it speaks its own language.


ith the knowledge and vision of a Jedi Master, Designer Margarita Robertson infuses the range with a new energy that fashions its own world, and, like ‘the force’ itself, should long ‘be with you’. Strong diamond and prism prints feature this season, adorning dresses, skirts and slips like shafts of refracted lightsaber beams amidst a colour palette of storm, indigo, dusk, orange, red, grey and black. Signature fabrics such as viscose crepe and georgette are mixed with cotton linens, gingham, printed nylon and cotton mesh. The Darth Vader of fabrics, neoprene, creates an overall sense of star power. Rather than opine, “I love you,” like Leia to a departing Hans Solo, Nom*d’s Princess No*Sense would be more likely to chant one of the collection’s

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several t-shirt slogans: “Utini!” - which in Jawa of course means “Get over here!”. “Die Wana Wanga” growls the Bib Fortuna tee, its translation? “What is your business”. Pesky, wayward boyfriends will simply be told to “Stay on the Leader.” Straight up, no nonsense, this is your command. It is indeed a new episode for Robertson and the crew but No*Sense is not really an empire striking back, but rather the return of the classic Nom*d monster. This collection represents a prequel to the future, a new design order befitting spring/summer 2014/15. As Princess Leia extracts herself from Hans Solo’s embrace in The Empire Strikes Back, Solo suggests she should not get too excited: “Captain, being held by you isn’t quite enough to get me excited,” she coyly replies. No, we’ll leave that to Nom*d’s No*Sense SS 14/15 collection.


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Very often, to maximise benefits of rejuvenating clinic based treatments, Dr Frost will work with clients to establish an appropriate cosmeceutical programme to ensure results are optimised and sustained over time. “It is easy to be confused by the many offerings and promises of products on the market, and I see my role as simplifying clients’ skincare range to those which are most effective for their individual needs.” Dr Frost adds, “Claims of products bought over the counter being able to bring about significant difference in the skin in 10 – 14 days are usually too good to be true”. Instead, Face Value stock medical grade products that have been clinically proven to improve skin hydration, texture, pigmentation and volume over a gradual time period with results that will be sustainable. It has to be simple, and it has to be used regularly to be effective.

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Hints of romance, Spring/summer 2014-15 at JNBY is their most composed collection yet, with minimalist, geometric lines, a myriad of textiles and a sportswear flair. Just Naturally Be Yourself, as JNBY stands for, is a designdriven brand that holistically encompasses the beauty of nature, from the organic textiles it uses to the landscapes of the world that inspire each collection.


he exclusive Chinese label chose fashion mecca Merivale, Christchurch, for its first New Zealand boutique after successfully building some 700 locations throughout the rest of the world. The timeless designs sit at the higher end of the fashion scale and seamlessly work in with fashion-forward societies. “The beguiling blend of edgy and contemporary makes for unique and ground-breaking trends,” they say. They’re best known for working natural, seasonal materials with signature draping to bring something new to each collection. Whether subtle or all-inclusive, each piece boasts a clear point of creativity that elevates it to the next level. Spring offers a new beginning; a fresh start, a

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THEY’VE DRAWN INSPIRATION FROM VINTAGE ARCHITECTURE, RETRO SHAPES, INNOVATIVE IMAGES AND STRUCTURES, PAIRING NEUTRAL COLOURS WITH A STRONG SENSE OF SHAPES AND TEXTURES. chance to dust off the cobwebs and wear lighter, more elegant fashions. The designers of this season work hints of romance via draped silk and lightweight wools to bring modern elegance. They’ve drawn inspiration from vintage architecture, retro shapes, innovative images and structures, pairing neutral colours with a strong sense of shapes and textures. “The clothing plays with volume and shifting

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scales through the manipulation of fabrics and textures. The concept is of a minimalist approach while creating sharp shapes and silhouettes,” says owner Vivien Xia. “Nostalgia has never looked so modern and so good!” Indeed the classical collection highlights JNBY's deluxe, all-natural fabrics and textiles with delicately feminine details and a soft colour palette.



“Our 14-15 spring/summer collection shows extraordinary craftsmanship and aesthetics and a strong philosophy that captures the idea of beauty, comfort and style through our brand

statement ‘Just Naturally Be Yourself’.” The progressive label has proved its influence in the foreign market and is a somewhat refreshing sight during the rebuild of Canterbury. They endeavour to deliver originality to like-minded fashionistas seeking couture with a certain je ne sais quoi. Fittingly located in Merivale, JNBY is poised to keep customers at the forefront of the fashion field during day and night. Visit the JNBY boutique at 205c Papanui Road (corner of Aikmans and Papanui Roads) Merivale. For all enquiries phone 03 355 4012.

Spring/summer 2014/15 at JNBY: All natural materials Signature draping: casual and loose-fitting with an elegant finish Ÿ Size ¾ and 7/8 length pants Ÿ Above the knee and minis in skirts and dresses Ÿ Long blazers Ÿ Soft, neutral colours Ÿ Ÿ

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aturday morning is generally kept reserved for our favourite down-time activities, and at the vibrant and creative precinct, The Colombo, you can do just that. A signature intercontinental palette greets and then transports you to the far corners of Eurasia. Enjoying the combination of modern aesthetics with ne foods, health and beauty hotspots and leading fashion and homeware retailers makes for a satisfying start to the weekend. Film acionados take delight in the Academy Arts Cinema; connoisseurs of couture peruse the fashionforward boutiques; foodies revel in the avours of the foodhall; creatives browse the arts, crafts and homewares on site; health enthusiasts check out the latest designs in sportswear as well as the refreshing spa treatments. Simply put, this European-inspired shopping mecca is well worth checking out. Visit The Colombo at 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham.

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his year Ziera in Merivale is celebrating 10 successful years in business. They’ve become a brand that women depend on for complete comfort and bravura in footwear, and more recently have developed a selection of handbags to match. Store manager Kim Sullivan says that as well as their fastidious focus on style and comfort, the team at Ziera Merivale pride themselves on the dedication, time and advice they offer each individual in choosing the right option. “We understand that women don’t want to compromise on style or comfort. Shoes should look great, feel even better and fit like they’re made for you… so we spend however long is needed with customers to get all that right.” In preparation for spring/summer 2014 Ziera is stocked with a colourful montage of styles. Notes of navy and orange make a stand alongside paprika, papaya, turmeric and lime to colour the store in bright summertime shades. A 1940s influence sees designs adopt a softer, rounder toe and chunkier heel. Platforms and corked wedges add height and extra cushioning with the help of dense foam, while

Kim, Angela and Sandy leather; a distinct, finely-dotted pattern painted onto cow hide that’s had the hair removed. With so many options for so many occasions, Kim notes the collection of Ziera handbags is

Notes of navy and orange make a stand alongside paprika, papaya, turmeric and lime to colour the store in bright summertime shades.

anatomical contouring supports arches and aids in overall comfort. This season also sees the return of cut-out styles and ballerina flats inspired by European runways, as well as the new addition of ‘pony’

what ties an outfit together and gives customers a harmonious edge. There are feminine and minimalist bags alongside bold and oversized ones, completing a collection of stylish and multi-functional creations. Visit Ziera Merivale at 229 Papanui Road, beside Coffee Culture. Phone (03) 355 4400 for more information.

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Fashion show

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The shapes and colours of the new season’s fashion will be walking the runway next month at Merivale Mall.


he annual fashion show will be held on Thursday 23 October at 7pm, and will showcase the new spring and summer collections from stores across the centre with a ‘Springtime in the Avenues’ theme. Held in a marquee located on the north side of the centre, the evening will begin with a glass of bubbles and a sweet treat, followed by a runway show of top fashion. There will be

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something for everyone with men and women’s fashion, as well as footwear and jewellery, and the chance to walk away with prizes and giveaways that will be handed out on the night. Other highlights include a charity auction which is set to include a piece of beautiful bespoke jewellery from Marion McKellow, among many other wonderful items. The Merivale Mall Fashion Show also

provides the opportunity to support the local community, with all proceeds gifted to the Christchurch branch of the Cancer Society and Daffodil House. Daffodil House provides accommodation and a home for those who live outside of the city and are receiving out-patient cancer treatment, with Merivale Mall very happy to be able to contribute to the amazing work they do. Fashion stores will be open before and after the fashion show, making it easy to head straight to the racks after seeing something fabulous on the runway; the show being an ideal time to keep an eye out for the perfect outfit for the upcoming Cup Day. Tickets are currently on sale, with front row seats $45 and general admission $30, with limited numbers available of each.

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The looks defining Spring 2014 Spring is upon us and its time to sharpen up on the new season trends by putting some colour and inspiration into our wardrobes. Pastels and the brushstrokes / painterly trend are featured - team pastels with a bright if pales are not your thing, and add a piece with bold strokes of colour to bring you right on trend. Stylist Stephanie Rumble of Flair Image

Painterly by Rouche Dress, Lonely Hears 6 Doom School House $258 Karen Walker Glory Rose Brooch $40 Karen Walker Mini Phone bag in tangerine/scarlet $270 Shoes Beau Coops in Metallic Gold $389

Pastels from Cue Skirt $169 Top $119 Jacket $339 Shoes from Robin Pierre – hōgl Court Platform Dress Shoe in Platin $429

Pastels from Andrea Moore Strawberry top in Hush $225 Silver pants in silver $350 Andrea Moore striped socks $35 Andrea Moore pink belt Shoes from Robin Pierre – hōgl Court Platform Dress Shoe in Platin $429

Painterly & citrus brights by Veronika Maine Top $189 Skirt $225 Shoes from Robin Pierre – hōgl Donna Court Dress Shoe in Fuchsia $359

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Appearance medicine

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he field of Appearance Medicine is a very artistic area of medicine as it blends knowing the science behind ageing and facial structure, and having an aesthetic eye to know where the smallest improvements will have the most impact. This can range from improving someone’s skin texture and appearance to Botox® and dermal fillers.

It’s important to stay up-to-date with what’s available and what’s happening globally. To do this Dr Brigid Lee and Denise Prosser have just attended the annual New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine conference in Queenstown, which was attended by delegates from around the world. The good news is that Brigid and Denise found that they were already doing all the latest techniques and treatments that were discussed and demonstrated! Dr Lee said there were many interesting presentations and facts, such as Botox® helping to improve mood by making someone look less cross and grumpy and therefore making them feel more positive and happy when they looked at themselves, and also by making their interactions with others more positive (as they didn’t look so grumpy) which led to an overall improvement in mood.

Finally the best in medical level skincare is of the upmost importance to keep the skin in perfect condition. The Skin Rejuvenation Clinic has several ranges of ‘doctor only’ skincare, and once your skin has been fully assessed a regime tailored for your skin’s needs can be recommended. The Skin Rejuvenation Clinic can help with all your skin’s needs so give them a call on (03) 351 3241.

Dr Lee said there were many interesting presentations and facts, such as Botox® helping to improve mood by making someone look less cross and grumpy and therefore making them feel more positive and happy. One of the presenters described ageing as “like a chronic wound that doesn’t completely heal”. So it makes sense that any treatment that stimulates the cellular growth factors that help with wound healing will also help with reversing ageing. Denise uses a Dermapen® to make thousands of tiny holes (or wounds) all over the skin of the face which stimulates the body’s own natural healing cascade to stimulate new collagen production which leads to younger, healthier looking skin. IPL (intense pulsed light) is another natural treatment that uses light to clear the skin of sun-damage (little brown spots) and broken blood vessels to leave the skin looking clearer and youthful. IPL also puts heat into the deeper dermis which once again stimulates the healing cascade to promote collagen production and tighten the skin. Metropol Sept 18, 2014 35

Finding time The benefits of a cardio vascular workout are well known, but the convenience of having a professional piece of equipment at home, can't be overlooked. Christchurch doesn't have the kindest climate, which can make it hard to motivate yourself to go for that run or walk, especially in the dark. Hiring your own equipment means you will no longer have to leave the warmth and security of home or brave the cold.

Balance. The ultimate goal. Among the relentless challenges of everyday life it can be hard to achieve, not only for ourselves but for our family as a whole. Fitness at Home is a refreshingly simple concept, making it easier for people to achieve balance on their own terms.


eep fit in the comfort and privacy of your own home with professional, quality assured equipment hire. The locally owned and operated family business is run by Leanne and Mark Glasson, who are often assisted by their two young children. The busy couple are not elite physical trainers, just like their customers they look at incorporating fitness into their daily routine. All of the fitness equipment for hire is modern, reliable and maintained to the highest standard. The company hires treadmills, concept rowing machines, cross-trainers, exercycles, spin bikes and abdominal machines. "I can relate to my customers, especially women, who struggle to find time for themselves, but even if you just have 20 minutes, it's 20 minutes time-out for you, which makes you feel better about yourself."

THE COMPANY HIRES TREADMILLS, CONCEPT ROWING MACHINES, CROSS-TRAINERS, EXERCYCLES, SPIN BIKES AND ABDOMINAL MACHINES. With many gyms closing after the earthquakes, facilities have been overcrowded and often you end up queuing to use the machine you want. When going to the gym you need to have the correct gear with the added pressure of having to look somewhat presentable. On top of that, just getting there and back takes up your precious time. At Fitness at Home, they keep it simple. "Life is hectic enough without having to choose a gym, a routine, an outfit and new trainers. Get the equipment you want, when you want it," they encourage.


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Expert care for troubling veins Aching, swollen, painful legs, bulging veins and ugly brown stains are all common symptoms of varicose veins. For some it may be discomfort that they have endured for years, and with summer around the corner now is the time to seek specialist advice. preferred method, radiofrequency ablation, a procedure previously known as VNUS Closure and currently as Venefit. Venefit, an established, evidence-based but relatively new treatment for varicose veins, has been available in Europe and the United States since early 2006 with Peter becoming the first clinician to perform the procedure in East and West Sussex in the UK, and much more recently a first for Christchurch. “The treatment involves a segmental ablation technique, performed under local anaesthetic as a walk in walk out procedure. A catheter is first inserted via a small incision in the skin, and guided into the correct position, using ultrasound imaging, where the tip of the catheter delivers radiofrequency energy,” says Peter. “This energy heats and seals the vein taking only 20 seconds to treat seven centimeters at a time. As the catheter heats a constant length of vein at a constant temperature for a constant time it produces constant results.” Peter sees this consistency as key to reproducible, great results time after time. “Not only do we see consistent results with the Venefit procedure but there is less bruising and less pain when compared to other techniques,” Peter says. “Randomised controlled trials support the decrease in short


hristchurch based Vascular Surgeon, Mr. Peter Laws, has a wealth of national and international experience. The culmination of years of developing his expertise in multiple treatment regimens enables him to offer comprehensive advice on the effective removal of varicose veins. Peter now specialises in the treatment of varicose veins using minimally invasive techniques, including endovenous laser therapy, ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, and his

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he chance to discover the best products for your skin is on offer through Clinique at Ballantynes. The team at the Clinique counter, Jess, Ang and Lonaye, are available for free skin consultations, and to talk over what their newly released Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum can do for you. The skin consultation makes use of their specialist diagnostic mirror, which combined with a general skin analysis, can determine the specific products that would be best for your skin. “It can do everything but does it when you need it,” says Jess, of their new serum, which is designed to provide customised repair for fine lines, discolouration and radiance, for all skin types.

All the products feel light and wonderful, with the team showing exactly how to apply each component of their three step skin care, and the serum, during the consultation. Give the team a call to book a time for your free skin consultation, or simply stop by their counter when you are in store.

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otus @ Siam Thai Healthcare Spa now offers luxurious Elemis Spa Therapy facials. The range includes: The Elemis Visible Brilliance Facial - to combat ageing and soothe stressed skin; the Elemis Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Facial - an anti-wrinkle facial with proven results; and the Elemis Oxygen Skin Calm Facial – pure, soothing heaven for sensitive skin. Surrounded by award winning gardens, Lotus @ Siam Thai Healthcare Spa offers exquisite pampering packages with exceptional service. Metropol in association with Lotus @ Siam has one Elemis Spa Therapy facial to give away to a lucky reader. The winner can experience the world-class Elemis Spa Therapy facial of their choice. To be in the draw to win, email your name and phone number to: with ‘Lotus @ Siam Thai Spa’ in the subject line. Entries close on 30 September and the winner will be notified on Wednesday 1 October. One entry per person.


agi’s 2014 Spring/Summer Collection is being released over the next three months with the first ranges Dahlia and Constellation now in store.“Nothing beats a fresh bunch of spring blooms and when I wear my Pearl Dahlia designs I feel like I’m carrying this little piece of sunshine everywhere I go,” says Kagi head designer Kat Gee. Kagi’s new Pearl Dahlia designs, like their namesakes, are truly unique as each piece features a real cultured pearl nestled in its centre. Hand selected each pearl takes up to six years to grow and the lustre of these pearls is simply incredible. Kagi’s new Constellation Collection is inspired by the vast universe. It embodies the very essence of ‘anything is possible; the sky is the limit’ and is a perfect way to add a touch of infinite glamour and sparkle to every day. Featuring handset cubic zirconias in clusters of stars, and orbital spheres, these designs are available in either rhodium or 9k rose gold plate.

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rom our hair and skin to our clothing and shoes, our physical appearances are always under scrutiny. Whether it’s an interview for your dream job or a first date, public speaking or getting married, first impressions really do count. Our smile is one of our greatest attributes and one with the power to make or break that first meeting. Fortunately, improving your smile is now easier and more accessible than ever before with Christchurch’s very own Sparklewhite. Being the largest teeth whitening company in New Zealand, Sparklewhite is all about adding the sparkle back to your teeth. Local operator Charmaine McFarlane – featured in the before and after photos – knows first-hand just how significant a new smile can be after severe antibiotic staining took her sparkle away. “Off the shelf home whitening kits are simply not designed to be on the teeth for long enough, nor are they strong enough to absorb deep into the pores,” Charmaine says. “Whether you have a poor diet, sensitive teeth, caps, crowns or veneers, we can customise a teeth whitening solution for you.” It’s as easy as booking in a relaxing 60 minute appointment. During this appointment, the LED laser light activates the gel into the tooth’s enamel through pores, much like those in our skin. “Over the years stains absorb into the pores building up and embedding deep into the tooth and because stains are embedded into the pores, it’s not a matter of being able to just brush them off,” Charmaine says. Although caps and crowns don’t have these

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pores, Sparklewhite can rejuvenate these, bringing them to the colour they were made at, no matter how old they are. The majority of Sparklewhite’s therapists have dental backgrounds, all are fully trained and Sparklewhite is a founding member of the New Zealand Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Association (NZCTWA). More men are enjoying the benefits of whiter teeth and, with the accessibility of Sparklewhite, gift vouchers make a great option for that hard to buy for person. “It’s incredible to see people feel better about themselves, get their confidence back and get that sparkle back into their smile.” “It’s one of the only ways to look more appealing in just an hour,” Charmaine laughs. To find out more about adding some sparkle to your teeth, contact the team at Sparklewhite, phone (03) 339 7374.

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his month The Nail Shop – tucked comfortably in the western shopping hub of Bush Inn – features a ‘buy a pedicure, get a manicure half price’ deal, a great option for heading out for a pampering session with the girlfriends before immersing yourself in a shopping expedition. Earlier in the month the popular Christchurch mall celebrated Father’s Day by giving one lucky dad a Hot Laps voucher and last month Smith’s City celebrated the occasion by giving one dad a bar fridge and meat pack. That’s just a snapshot of all the great deals which are always popping up on offer at the Waimairi Road shopping centre. Which makes the Bush Inn Shopping Centre’s Facebook page a great one to ‘like’ and the shopping centre itself a great one to visit every week. The Facebook page also reflects an increasing range of positive reviews from the many visitors to enter its inner city confines every day. It’s a popular hub, both for dining and shopping, with a wide range of stores – more than 45 of them – many unique to Bush Inn.

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IT’S A POPULAR HUB, BOTH FOR DINING AND SHOPPING, WITH A WIDE RANGE OF STORES – MORE THAN 45 OF THEM – MANY UNIQUE TO BUSH INN. By day the wide range of friendly retailers and easy layout makes shopping a relaxing experience. Meet your friends for a coffee and sample a growing variety of lunch menus available after shopping at the unique range of businesses within the centre. And by night the Bush Inn remains a hive of activity providing many dining options such as the Lone Star and Spice Paragon. Most importantly, Bush Inn has something for everyone. There is a wide range of food options, from burgers to Mexican. There’s a Countdown supermarket for the groceries and a post shop and a print store for all those pesky errands and there are a wide range of clothing, homewares, and health and beauty stores to ensure that no matter what you need, Bush Inn has you covered. There’s always something new and exciting happening at Christchurch’s western shopping hub. Keep an eye out for updates and competitions on the Bush Inn Centre Facebook page, visit, or more importantly see for yourself on the corner of Riccarton and Waimairi Roads, Church Corner.

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More than cuts, colour & styling There is always a smiling welcome, a cup of coffee and a chance to relax at Surreal Hairdressing. The team combine their fantastic cuts, colours and styling with great relationships with all their clients and the local community.


ichelle Marsh has owned the salon for 16 years, moving the business three years ago to a villa in St Albans. The villa has enabled them to offer quiet spaces within the bustle of the salon for clients to enjoy a coffee or wine, including enjoying the sunshine in their garden during the summer months. Within the team they have the perfect fit for every new client – any age, or any hair style. Mike McIntyre worked at Ginger Meggs for 22 years before joining Surreal a year ago, sharing his expert skills in cutting both men’s and women’s hair, and is joined by Neville who has been part of the team for 12 years. For Gemma Lawrence it is all about the latest fashions and creating new styles, with her work offering her the opportunity to style for Stolen Girlfriends Club at New Zealand Fashion Week. Theresa has recently joined the team at Surreal, moving from Wanaka where she had her


own salon. “I love doing curly hair,” says Theresa who enjoys the challenge of curls, as well as creating wonderful up do’s for special occasions. Kasey Scott is their senior colour specialist, with her work focussed on providing great colouring. “She is our expert in balayage and foils,” says Michelle, with both Kasey and Michelle having an international qualification in colouring through Redken. Surreal has a long relationship with Redken, including Michelle’s five years as a colour technician, and recently celebrated a 20 year partnership with the company. Michelle sees the partnership as a testament to their commitment to working with the best products available, choosing Redken due to their continuing research and development, new products and fresh ideas.

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Within the team they have the perfect fit for every new client – any age, or any hair style.

The good will of the salon extends outside its walls into the community, with Michelle and her team offering a Local Hero award via nominations on their Facebook page. It is a way for them to offer their services for free in thanks to those who help out in their local community every day. And the end result of a visit to Surreal, a client says it all – “I go out feeling great and that’s what it’s all about.”

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It’s a fast-paced world we live in, with busy work schedules, domestic hustle and bustle and active social lives making instant gratification key. New Garnier 5sec Perfect Blur now delivers a ‘quickfix’ in skincare technology. The new generation skin smoother is much more than a moisturiser and a primer; it’s a filling corrector which visually covers imperfections in just 5 seconds - giving the instant illusion of flawless, airbrushed skin. Available from selected supermarkets, pharmacies and department stores. RRP$17.49

New essentials – complexion primers Complexion primers are now an essential step in the routine of every woman looking to precisely control her complexion’s beauty. Used alone or under a foundation, primers have become an essential means of evening out, correcting and illuminating skin. Lancôme’s La Base Pro Pore Eraser is a phenomenally fine balm which is applied locally to weightlessly blur pores. The formula guarantees comfort no matter what, alongside a matte finish you can control. Its invisible, airy and powdered texture is forgotten the moment it is applied. Pores appear erased, while skin is left soft and perfectly matte. Lancôme’s La Base Pro Hydra Glow is a rich yet incredibly fresh cream which instantly infuses skin with moisture and comfort. At the heart of its formula: 14 powerful skincarederived active ingredients. A highly nourishing complex of rose, apricot kernel and musk rose oils, alongside beeswax and Shea Butter. An intensely hydrating formula enriched with an active ingredient blend based on Pro-Xylane™, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, cinnamic acid and adenosine, with soya, linseed and black tea extracts. The texture’s white pearl pigments bathe skin in natural luminosity while the pink pearl pigments create a subtle blush effect for an instant healthy glow.

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Reassurance of

specialist obstetric care Being pregnant is a life changing event and becoming a parent is one of our most significant milestones. But there's a lot to learn in the nine months before your child is born, so the reassurance of obstetrics professionals is always important.


hristchurch Obstetrics Associates is a well established practice of specialists with the experience and empathy to provide you with the best delivery and maternal care. The private practice charges a set fee for the pregnancy which incorporates all visits to the doctor, the delivery and post natal care. The set fee is all-inclusive regardless of any complications that occur during the pregnancy or the method of delivery and some insurance policies now cover some aspects of maternity care. Alternatively patients can also choose a private midwife funded by the government if they wish. Christchurch Obstetrics Associates can provide a list of experienced independent midwives they work with regularly and your maternity care is shared with alternate visits to the midwife and the specialist. Currently there are four doctors in the practice as well as administrative staff, creating a friendly supportive team for their patients. “Some pregnant women come here right from the start because they prefer complete specialist care, some patients come under our care because of problems identified in a previous pregnancy, or they may be referred here due to potential problems with their pregnancy,” says Clinic Manager Helen Conaghan. All patients are warmly welcomed and encouraged to meet each specialist during their various ante natal visits. “So prior to delivery, you will have met the doctor who will manage your labour and birth,” says Helen. Ante natal clinics operate four days a week

and a variety of appointment times are available to patients and their partners. The familyfriendly practice also welcomes children accompanying you to doctors' visits if you wish. Visits are usually monthly up to 28 weeks of the pregnancy, fortnightly from 28 to 36 weeks and then weekly until delivery. Regular visits allow the specialists to monitor your health and the healthy progress of your baby, provide information, answer your questions and

CHRISTCHURCH OBSTETRICS ASSOCIATES IS A WELL ESTABLISHED PRACTICE OF SPECIALISTS WITH THE EXPERIENCE AND EMPATHY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BEST MATERNAL AND DELIVERY CARE. prepare you for the birth and the post natal stage of your pregnancy. Christchurch Obstetrics Associates undertakes deliveries at Christchurch Women's Hospital where there are excellent facilities including operating theatres where necessary. Their experience and expertise will ensure you and your baby receive the best of care followed

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by post natal visits at home by a midwife. At your six week post natal check up with Christchurch Obstetrics Associates you'll be greeted like a friend, and we would welcome a photo of your beautiful baby to post on the wall of our practice. Most importantly, you’ll feel like you have been looked after with care and compassion from start to finish.



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t looks very likely that a brand new Coriander’s – bigger and better than before – will be opening its doors on St Asaph St in Central Christchurch later this year. This new Coriander’s will offer the same popular menu, but with new dishes added both to extend the variety, and meet the needs of those passing through for a movie or other entertainment. Why such phenomenal growth? For a start owner Amardeep Singh makes absolutely sure that the quality of each restaurant is paralleled in the others, giving consistency and value for money. This is reflected not only in the standard of the food and the comfort of the surroundings, but in the customer service provided. “Good food, good service and value for money,” says Amar. “We are always welcoming and we do not compromise on our food.” We access the restaurant’s menu online from Edgeware, and Amar explains that while 40% 50% of meals produced are takeaways, around a third of all takeways are ordered online. You can see an image of your preferred dish as well as its description. One of the benefits is that you score a 10% discount on pick up. Cuisine at Coriander’s is the popular North Indian style with smokey tandoori dishes, rich distinctive gravies, a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, a variety of breads and lamb, chicken and fish cooked a number of different ways.

The menu is varied and contains not only favourites such as Lamb Rogan Josh and Butter Chicken but signature dishes such as Lamb Posht, Balti Dansak and Chicken Jalfrezee which are all popular dishes created by Coriander’s own chefs. “We serve dishes you will not find in other Indian restaurants,” Amar says proudly. Food in all Coriander’s restaurants is regularly

checked for both quality and consistency and the menus are the same throughout. “I personally insist on this,” says Amar. “We do not keep food overnight – every day it is prepared from fresh ingredients.” New chefs are trained with those who have been here a while, so that the same high standards are constantly upheld.

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Elegant and delicious. Croizet VSOP Gold can be enjoyed neat in a traditional balloon glass. Due to its Grand Champagne origins, this well balanced cognac has great aromatic richness. Available in all major retailers. Christmas Country Fete ‘Wynyard’ Culverden 10am-4pm Thursday 30th October Tickets on sale now!


Catering with fresh, flavoursome food. Cup Day & Show Week Staff & Client Functions Christmas Functions For further information go to Mosaic by Simo Catering Shop 3, 300 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch Ph. 338 2882

START SUMMER EARLY THIS YEAR Introduce the Tohu 2014 Sauvignon Blanc to your palate. This new release bursts of passionfruit, citrus and ripe summer fruits. Available at your favourite wine store.

Passionfruit and Raspberry Dome with Fresh As passionfruit powder, raspberry jelly center, shortbread base with freeze-dried raspberries. Ph (03) 366 9108

Sable Cream Puff Silky custard cream covered with Sable (French cookie) dough. No artificial colour, preservatives used in any products. Available from: Japanz Bakery South City, Shop 26 Christchurch Phone 03 943 4066

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With a lush green living wall and comfy new sofas 50 Bistro is set for the warmer months approaching. While perfect for alfresco dining the entire outdoor area can also be enclosed and heated without compromising the view.

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Clever renovations

Same superb fare ‘The Villas’ proclaims the new signage that hangs outside the sparkling, freshly painted blue and yellow Victorian villas at 290-292 Montreal Street.


ut regulars and those looking for a certain famous coffee house need not panic. Look closer and the small print reads ‘Dining and Coffee House’. Yes, it’s a simple name change and the team behind the Coffee House are still on site, producing the fine food and beverages that has made it famous for almost 20 years. “While our premises have grown and the name has changed we’re the same team and our regulars can expect the same superb fare and service,” say co-owners Dave McLoughlin and Ben Dunkin. The new name suits this clever and probably unique renovation that joins the two historic buildings so they can be used as a single entity while retaining the integrity and identity of both. “We wanted to retain a slice of old Christchurch and our landlady was very supportive. She selected Athfield Architects to design and manage the complicated renovation,” says Dave. “We respect these old buildings and feel very fortunate to function out of them.” While the exteriors with their charming verandas are largely original, internally the buildings are virtually new, and both have been


completely strengthened. A single shared entrance now joins the two-storied buildings. In both villas the ground floor is a casual cafe area, while upstairs is dedicated to more formal dining and functions. The Yellow Villa’s upstairs dining area is now accessible from the Blue Villa. It seats about 20 and has refurbished timber flooring and an elegant bay window. “It gives us three separate function rooms, which are proving very popular,” Dave says. Downstairs, the Yellow Villa has been transformed into a new cafe bar area. As with the Blue Villa, as much of the old has been retained as much as possible to keep that unique Victorian ambience. The old ceiling roses have been

reinstalled and, adding a touch of nostalgia, the original Coffee House chairs and tables are back. New is a private but spacious nook, al fresco seating at the rear of the building, and an outdoor fire. A state of the art bar offers craft beers and a new extensive wine and cocktail menu. “As in the past, we are a food focused business and that’s what sets us apart from many of the other establishments. We’ve won the Beef and Lamb award for two consecutive years,” says Dave. Check out the exciting changes to this old favourite, book your private function or evening meal, by contacting The Villas on (03) 365 6066. ‘Like’ them on Facebook or visit


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OPEN DAILY Lunch 11am-4pm & Dinner from 4pm NORTHWOOD SUPA CENTRE 548 MAIN NORTH RD PH 323 5420 Metropol Sept 18, 2014 49


Family-friendly with fabulous food Caesar’s Family Restaurant, at the Northwood Supa Centre, just keeps right on impressing diners, groups and families.


he food is fresh and it has a relaxed, welcoming and homely feel. It is one of those rare places that cleverly balances the needs of families and other diners without any sense of intrusiveness – children can enjoy themselves in the play area with toys, games and educational activities, while adults can concentrate on their food, conversation, and the wonderful selection of wines and beers in a classy atmosphere. With its sensibly priced family-friendly menu and daily meal deals, Caesar’s is the perfect destination for everyday dining out, especially to celebrate birthdays, family functions and other special occasions. The bar area is ideal for adults needing less formal dining options, a good range of spirits, cocktails and wines and live sport on a big screen. Caesar’s has a knack for making all guests feel special, no matter what their ages and inclinations. In fact every day is special at Caesars, with a range of specials on offer. Caesar’s is open from 11am until late, with a menu that moves seamlessly from lunch into dinner. And it is magnificent! Sample mouthwatering pork belly or tuck into sumptuous Surf and Turf! On Mondays and Thursdays your children

$15 grill on the rocks all day. There are daily lunch specials with a $10 menu. School holidays start in a week’s time – what a perfect opportunity to bring the family in to celebrate spring. Think ahead to Christmas. Caesar’s is perfectly set up to cater for groups, whether social, corporate or family. The menu is diverse, and runs from 1 November until Christmas Day. Pay a deposit now and you can be sure of the very best at the end of the year. The great news is that


dine free (conditions apply) and this is a big drawcard. The Tuesday special is something you should be aware of, with any two light meals from the menu for $30. On Wednesdays you can score a second main course at half price, and a

Caesar’s does an awesome Christmas Day menu packed with seasonal favourites – just $55 for two courses and $65 for three. It’s affordable, it’s fun, and it takes all the pressure off at a busy time of year. The children even have a special menu featuring their favourites. Get in now before it is too late! Phone (03) 323 5420

Fine Japanese dining in Christchurch

Tempura Udon Nabe



Choice of either Shrimp, Chicken, Vegetables or Combination

e home of authentic Persian & Turkish cuisine

Riccarton Location Now Open!

Find us on Stanmore Rd for a healthy lunch, dinner or function.

Now Open Late Nights Thurs, Fri, Sat 2 Waterman Place, Ferrymead Where East meets West

Slowly marinated then ame grilled - Perfect for dining in or a fast takeaway.

P. 348 5644

Shop 7 / 21 Humphreys Dr. Ferrymead Ph. 376 6000 50 Sept 18, 2014 Metropol

325 Stanmore Road (cnr Avalon St - behind the Red Cross store) Ph 03 389 0400

027 220 2346

027 747 8898


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he flavours of Asia, Thai, Malay, Indian, Chinese and Nonya - they all transport us away to another place. For Jackie Hendricks they are a reminder of home, of Bangkok where she was born and Malaysia where she grew up. It is these tastes that Jackie is recreating in her new restaurant, Fusion at the Asiatique in Sydenham, where she will be sharing her traditional recipes with a modern twist. In her kitchen sits a large bowl of galangal and lemongrass, dried chillies are soaking nearby and coriander seeds sit ready to be toasted. “As a child we helped pound curry paste and squeeze coconut milk,” she says, with many of dishes based on traditional recipes from her grandmother, including the aromatic flavours of Nonya food from the Peranakan people. Jackie has years of experience with restaurants and hospitality in both Thailand and New Zealand. She and her Japanese chef will be working in the open kitchen of the restaurant to create genuinely authentic cuisine with a modern twist. “In a dish there is history, culture and geography,” Jackie says, with this knowledge extending to how and when dishes should be created and how they should be served. “It’s about using your heart and soul and passion –they’re the most important ingredients in a good dish.” Owner Jackie Hendricks


The Richard Uttley

East meets West

Mary's mixologist

Richard Uttley, Food & Beverage Manager at the Rydges Latimer reveals the secrets behind making a delicious 23 Skidoo…

How to make a 23 Skiddoo 23 skiddoo is an American phrase popularised during the early 20th century, becoming popular during the 1920s. It generally refers to leaving quickly, being forced to leave quickly by someone else, or "getting out while the getting's good”. I love gin. It is my drink of choice. I’ve noticed that people either love it or hate it. All too often I order a gin drink and the person I’m with makes a gross face. It must be something about the juniper berries that reminds people of the holidays. Well, what better time is there to drink a liquor that smells like Christmas than at a holiday party?

Glassware There are lots of options here, serve over ice in a rocks glass, or a nice large champagne flute, my personal favourite is the Luigi Bormioli Magnifico available from Total Food Equipment.

Recipe 15ml Beefeater gin 7ml St Germain Elderflower Liqueur or Elderflower cordial 5ml Thyme Syrup Champagne or sparkling wine Sprig of thyme Add all ingredients to Champagne flute, top with bubbles and garnish with a sprig of thyme.

Thyme Syrup recipe 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 small bunch of fresh thyme leaves Bring thyme, sugar, and water to a simmer in a small heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved, then gently simmer, until liquid has reduced by half. Strain through a sieve, cool to room temperature. Refrigerate once cool. Bloody Mary’s is now online so check out where they will be publishing all the Mary’s Mixologist recipes on their site for easy reference.

“IT’S ABOUT USING YOUR HEART AND SOUL AND PASSION –THEY’RE THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENTS IN A GOOD DISH.” A slice of the menu includes traditional dishes such as roast duck curry with lychees and grapes, stewed pork hock, and butter chicken at its best, with the menu changing, dependent on the fresh seasonal ingredients available. The restaurant has a fresh contemporary feel, from the zebra print wallpaper to the black chandelier. It features a long communal table, a few smaller tables, and an outdoor courtyard, where diners will have the option of cooking their own satay come summer. The courtyard and restaurant will be available for Christmas and corporate functions, with the restaurant also offering corporate platters with tastes from around the world. Open from 9.30am, Fusion at the Asiatique have cabinet food available for lunch, and takeaways, with selections such as Thai rice falafel adding an Asian twist. Visit Fusion at the Asiatique on Facebook, or give them a call on 365 0163 to make a booking. Metropol Sept,4 2014 51


SALT BAR, CAFE & RESTAURANT Salt Bar is a full service restaurant, cafe and bar featuring exquisite Japanese cuisine as well as a European-style brunch / lunch menu. We have open indoor and outdoor dining areas, with a more secluded upstairs restaurant dining area. Located next to the Hollywood Cinema in Sumner. With our fine foods and wireless internet access, come and see the friendly staff at Salt Bar today!

26a Marriner Street Sumner Christchurch 8081 Phone:(03) 326 4774


Volstead Volstead Trading Co. is Christchurch's premier Craft Beer and Cocktail Lounge. With 22 taps and a huge range of local and imported bottles, there is a beer for everyone. Perfect for lunch, afternoon drinks and evening cocktails. We also have a delicious Mexican inspired food menu on offer. For more information, check out our website

Open 12:00 - 23:00


Dine in & Takeaway Riccarton 280 Blenheim Road, Riccarton, Christchurch.

Ferrymead 9 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead, Christchurch.

Lunch: Wed to Sat 11:30 to 2:30 Dinner: Mon to Sat 5pm

Dinner: Tue to Sun 5pm

Best curry house in town!

Central City

THE PURPLE WEKA Purple Weka Café & Bar is a centrally located café with its own twist on Kiwi café dining. Providing you with a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy great coffee and some real Kiwi (Weka) Kai like Nana used to make. Fully licensed, Plenty of car parking. Don't be a bird brain….Get your Weka fix! facebook/ Hours: Monday to Wednesday 6am - 4pm Thursday 6am - 4pm Friday 6am-4pm Saturday & Sunday 8am - 4pm 48 Fitzgerald Ave

Riccarton Ph. 03 3431520 Ferrymead Ph. 03 3842310 LICENSED

Airport - Harewood

Ph (03) 366 0258


SOUTH BAR & CAFE Cafe - Casual Dining - Functions

Becks Southern Alehouse BECKENHAM

The South Bar and Cafe at the Christchurch airport is seriously sophisticated and unashamedly kiwi!

Becks is a throughly modern bar and restaurant. Enjoy an excellent range of beers, wines, spirits, and an appealing a la carte menu Offering an extensive and affordable range of beautifully presented cuisine.

Book for your Christmas function. Our flexible room and bar partitioning means we can individually design you a function room to meet your requirements. Your function can be successfully catered for regardless of the size of your group at our exciting venue. Private function room pre-bookings are essential. Come in and enjoy our NEW Menu.

Open from 11am


$12 LUNCHES Open 7 days from 10am

55 Riccarton Road Christchurch info

Ph. (03) 353 1930 Level one beside Domestic Arivals

155 Colombo Street, Christchurch.

Phone: (03) 343 6688

Phone: (03) 353 1930

Phone: (03) 337 2233 Metropol Sept 18, 2014 53

DINING Diamond Harbour




Fun, friendly, warm atmosphere, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have an À la carte menu available as well as all the treats in the cabinet, great coffee and we're fully licensed

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. All food is prepared on-site.

Specials Monday

Curry of the day only 12.50

Wednesday Love a good burger? So do we! Check out our special range of burgers on a Wednesday night Sunday

Present your super gold card and receive 25% off any main menu item

Hours: Open 7 days a week - 7 am till late

Shop 21, Barrington Mall, 256 Barrington Street, Christchurch

Hours: Open Mon – Wed, 9am – 4pm, Thurs – Sun, 9am – late (separate dinner menu served Thursday-Sunday)

2 Waipapa Ave Diamond Harbour Ph. 03 329 4465


OCEAN CAFE & BAR SCARBOROUGH Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough is ideal place in Christchurch to enjoy a casual dining experience, while watching the surfers, SuPs, seagulls and swimmers. Located on Sumner Esplanade, down by the Clock Tower. Owned by locals, Jules & Wal, who have visions of Ocean becoming Sumner’s most popular place to visit


147 Esplanade Clock Tower End Sumner Ph. 03 326 7923

Phone: 03 337 3720



SPECTATORS 7 day Bar & Bistro Join us as we celebrate our first birthday on Tuesday 23 September. There will be birthday cake served with every hot beverage purchased and we are also giving our supporters card holders DOUBLE POINTS all day. Our big final birthday draw will also take place so make sure you have your entry in. Opening Hours: Monday – 7.30am til 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday – 7.30am til late Saturday and Sunday – 9.00am til late 65 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington Raceway Phone (03) 339 7915



Specialising in both Cantonese & Sichuan cuisines. First class barbeque selection. Set menu from $23 per person. Dining & takeaways. Also offering yum cha service for lunch. Functions, weddings and group bookings welcomed. Fully licensed. Free on site parking

Serving fresh, local produce with a Kiwiana flair 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 flat screen television and fire place.

Prices: Noodles and rice dishes from $10. Roast pork and roast duck cooked daily on site. Peking duck dishes from $50 Owner operated. Lunch 11am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-10:30pm Closed Tuesdays

At back of Caltex Petrol station on Blenheim Rd & Java Furniture 155 Blenheim Road Ph. 03 348 3638 LICENSED

City Centre

SPECIALS: Rip out this ad and present to our staff to receive a 50% discount on our dinner a la carte menu. (T&Cs apply).

52 Cathedral Square, City Centre. Ph 372 2111 Hours: Mon-Sun, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and All Day Snack Menu. Licensed. Phone: (03) 372 2111 Metropol Sept 18, 2014 53


Riding a fresh wave


ince Sharon Collins and John Ktenidis took over the iconic two-level restaurant and café Salt on the Pier they have, as they dreamed, lifted it to a different level with new gastronomic delights; and things just keep right on tantalising locals and visitors. Large windows allow you to dine practically on the coastline, part of the ever-changing seascape, and it makes for a memorable experience whether you have popped in for a delightful coffee, a light lunch on the sunny deck, a romantic dinner for two or even a group function. Salt on the Pier is already geared up for the festive season and you should make your booking soon if you would like to take advantage of the unique slant this vibrant restaurant has on Christmas and the wonderful days around it. School holidays are close, and with warmer weather, this means trips to splash in the water and kick some sand around – and there is Salt on the Pier in the centre of it all – wonderful food and refreshments always. New Brighton is well known for its Guy Fawkes celebration – a glorious explosion of light pretty much visible from greater Christchurch. And




there is Salt on the Pier, right in the middle again, offering finger food downstairs, local live entertainment and a five course meal upstairs. Grab a ticket soon ($35 downstairs, and $80 upstairs – what a view!) and enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles. Thinking ahead – book your Christmas function – family, social clubs, corporates – the



facilities are fine tuned, the service immaculate, the food awesome, and the atmosphere unique. Then there is the summer festival running from January through until February – New Year for an amazing dinner, buskers thrilling the crowds from January 24, Kite Day on January 24, the Coast to Coast finishing in New Brighton on February 12 for the first time, and New Brighton Day on February 28. And the great Seaside Markets running on Saturdays are worth the visit. “The demographics are shifting a little,” says Sharon. “We are delighted by the mix of people coming in from a subtly changing Christchurch.” “And we are always tweaking our menu a little,” adds John. “We keep favourites, but our team has the creative flair to keep the menu fluent and intriguing.”

Stunning Catering Menu NOW AVAILABLE

Join us every Thursday for Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm with live entertainment from 5-7pm

$6.00 Tap Beer & $6.00 House Wine & Complimentary snack food


Restaurant OPEN Tues - Thurs from 4pm Friday, Sat & Sun from 11am check our website for details


Nominee: Best Nationwide Restaurants

*Book NOW for your Christmas Function! Restaurant open from 8.30am

Pier Terminus Building, 195-213 Marine Parade, New Brighton P. (03) 388 4483 or (03) 388 4493

café & wine bar Merivale: 355 5645 Beckenham: 332 4799 Bishopdale: 360 0996

Come down to

HEATHCOTE’S VALLEY INN TAVERN 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

“ Tastes so good, it should be a sin”

‘The Cronut’

Wednesday $15 Burger & Beer Night! NEW COURTESY VAN

Call in or enquire 2 Flavell St, Heathcote Ph. 384 1124 54 Sept 18, 2014 Metropol

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 Phone 03 3481 124 to book our courtesy van for a pickup or drop off

Breads of Europe Bakehouse Shop Unit B 10 Garlands Road Woolston Hotline phone 381 1048

Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-3.30pm and Sat 9am-2pm




social lounging When the working week is drawing to a close and the weekend beckons (that’s about Wednesday) consider sashaying off to Sydenham’s Dragon’s Den Social Lounge.


he newly opened venue for ‘real men and better women’, is adding a new dimension to the city nightlife. Sandwiched between The Colombo and Burgers & Beers, it’s the latest venture of think-outside-the-square duo Andrew Brown and Tama Haas who brought us the eponymous burger-beer hangouts. The den is a whole new concept. “It’s a sophisticated and exciting cocktail lounge for discerning people who like the good things in life,” explains Andrew. Think dragon’s dens and you get images of caves, glittering treasures, and beautiful damsels, and Swiss designer David Frei has created a similarly moody mystique for DDSL. ‘The bar’ is dark, slinky and sexy, with eclectic artworks and exotic red lighting. “But this won’t be static,” promises Andrew. “Things will be happening all the time.” Open the back door and you enter ‘the den’. Intimate and funky, it’s a little bit vintage with a serving of plush; recycled stained glass windows, quirky old fire places, and tropical plants. The ideal space to practise the art of relaxed social lounging.

Opening from 5pm till late, Wednesday to Sunday, The Dragon’s Den is a place where girls can dress up and feel welcome. (The boys are welcome too of course, but not in their fluoros, please). Two expert bartenders conjure up clever cocktails, serve spirits from the bar’s extensive range, and pour boutique beers and select wines. The bar menu is stylish. Chef Andrew (ex executive chef at The George) enjoys the challenge of creating dishes to complement the meticulously crafted cocktails.

“There’s a sprinkling of Asian influence with a touch of American bar food. Our popcorn is served with Japanese flavours like miso butter. We serve small plates so two people can enjoy three or four plates, or huge platters for groups, and the chef is putting food out all night.” All this, plus entertainment, makes the swanky new early opening night spot unique. “We want it to be an experience, exciting but approachable,” Andrew says. Bring it on!

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

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

P. 355 5299

7 Normans Rd

Hours: Mon-Tues 8am-3pm Wed-Sun 8am-10pm Available for functions Metropol Sept 18, 2014 55


Mon 22 September White Elephant HQ: I Killed The Prom Queen, The Ghost Inside & More 7pm, metal

Tuesday 23 September Horncastle Arena: Celebrating our Musical Diversity, 7:30pm, world

Ready for a little bar-hopping and the chance to catch some great sounds? There's plenty on around the city that will appeal to all types and tastes...

Horncastle Arena: Strum, Strike and Blow, 7pm, variety concerts

Friday 19 September

Darkroom: An Evening Quiz with Brian Luv, 7pm, quiz, karaoke

Darkroom: French for Rabbits & Polo Sweater, 9pm, alternative, indie

Phoenix Bar: Open Mic Night, 7:30pm, open mic, jams

Wednesday 24 September La Vida Centre: Hits of the '50s & '60s, 11am, covers, tribute bands

Christchurch Casino: Shadow Puppet & DJ Adamant, 5pm, bar DJs Pierside Cafe and Bar: Mana Whanau, 9pm, reggae

Thursday 25 September

Trevinos Bar & Restaurant: Brothers Grimm 9pm, covers, tribute bands

Alvarado's Mexican Cantina/Bar: Songwriters in the Round 7pm, singer-songwriter

Becks Southern Alehouse: Famous Unknowns (aka Whiskey One Hundred), 8:30pm, covers, tribute bands

Phoenix Bar: DJ Hobbit, 9pm, bar DJs

Phoenix Bar: Karaoke, 9pm, quiz, karaoke

Mashina, Christchurch Casino, Salsa Night, 8pm, Latin

The Foundry: DJ Mike T (RDU98.5FM), 9pm, Bar DJs

Bowl and Jack: Vanderfield DJ's, 7pm, bar DJs

Friday 26 September

Finnegans Irish Bar and Café: Karaoke with DJ Chick, 8pm, bar DJs

The Bedford at CPIT: Shapeshifter DJ Set - The Upbeats with MC Tiki, 8, Electronica

Saturday 20 September

Dux Live: Villainy: The Ammunition Tour, 8pm, rock

Christchurch Casino: Corner Sounds & DJ Maestro B, 5pm, bar DJs

Christchurch Casino: Puree & DJ Adamant, 5, Bar DJs

Sandridge Hotel: X Files, 8pm, covers, tribute bands

Trevinos Bar & Restaurant: Reckless Duo, 9pm, covers, tribute bands

Pierside Cafe and Bar: Brothers Grimm, 9pm, covers, tribute bands

Becks Southern Alehouse: Retrosonic, 8pm, pop

Darkroom: Kelsely Abaza & Devils on Horseback, 10pm, alternative, indie

New City Hotel: Karaoke with Streamline, 7pm, quiz, karaoke Sandridge Hotel: The Atarmies, 8pm, covers, tribute bands

Tequila Mockingbird: Mike T, 10pm, bar DJs Phoenix Bar: Terra Entertainment presents Nel Amore, 9pm, bar DJs

Saturday 27 September

Irish Society Hall: Soul Charge, 7:30pm, folk

The Space: Carb on Carb, Males, Coate, The River Jones, 8pm, alternative, indie

Sunday 21 September

Becks Southern Alehouse: Level 6, 9pm, covers, tribute bands

Dux Live: Salmonella Dub Soundsystem, 9pm, dub, roots

Cortado Restaurant Bar & Café: Sunday Arvo Music with Release the Kraken, 4pm, singer-songwriter

Sunday 28 September

Heaton Intermediate: Phil Doublet - Music Video Premiere, 6:30pm, singer-songwriter

Cortado Restaurant Bar & Café, Sunday Arvo Music with Gainsford Lane, 4pm, singer-songwriter


ch Menu NEW Lunia Spec ls Caesar wrap

ea Private function ar Cater for up to 120 seated Excellent staff waiting to help ir y you with your enqu suit Create a menu to ts en your requirem

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

Open steak sandwich 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.


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.

Fish and chips


SALE 100 Fitzgerald Avenue



Saturday 27th September 9.30-3pm


*Discount excludes wholesale accounts

Cafe open 9.30-2pm

Panko crumbed hoki fillets, fries and petite salad with house-made tartare sauce.

All of these $14.00 NEW FUNCTION ROOM Book Your Next Event Here!

82 Rolleston Drive Rolleston

23 HUMPHREYS DRIVE, FERRYMEAD P. 384 1326 56 Sept 18, 2014 Metropol

Ph. 347 4190

Join us on facebook Open 7 days Mon-Thurs: 11am-12pm Fri-Sat:11am-1am


Ph. 03 377 6994 100 Fitzgerald Avenue opposite Lichfield Street



100 House of the Year national finalists One hundred homes built by 84 builders across New Zealand have been named as Gold Reserve National Finalists in the country's premier residential building awards, the Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.

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Gold Reserve National Finalist, Supreme Award and Canterbury Region Registered Master Builders 2014 Renovation of the Year; Gold Award & Category Winner ITM Renovation Award $250,000-$500,000 – NZ Mainco Limited for a home in Westmorland.


Gold Reserve National Finalist, Supreme Award and Canterbury Region Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year; Gold Award & Category Winner Westpac New Homes over $2 million; Craftsmanship Award; Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award – Chris Beer Construction Limited for a home in Sumner



Gold Reserve National Finalist, Gold Award & Category Winner Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment New Homes under $250,000 – Mike Greer Homes Limited for a home in Halswell


anterbury has 10 national finalists with builds by Chris Beer Construction Ltd, Metzger Builders Ltd, NZ Mainco Ltd, two by Mike Greer Homes Ltd, Benchmark Homes Canterbury Ltd, Stonewood Homes Ltd, Takahe Construction Ltd, Clive Barrington Construction Ltd and Summitbuild Construction Ltd. The breakdown of finalists from other regions are: Auckland 23 finalists, Wellington and Wairarapa 3 finalists,

Spring into Summer... with our new range of ‘Outdoor Furniture’ here now. 021 336 433

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Gold Reserve National Finalist, Gold Award & Category Winner PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000-$450,000 – Benchmark Homes Canterbury Limited for a home in Kaiapoi


Gold Reserve National Finalist, Gold Award James Hardie New Homes $450,000-$600,000 – Stonewood Homes Limited for a home in Mairehau


Gold Reserve National Finalist, Gold Award & Category Winner Carters New Homes $1 million-$2 million – Takahe Construction Limited for a home in Fendalton


Gold Reserve National Finalist, Gold Award & Category Winner James Hardie New Homes $450,000-$600,000 – Mike Greer Homes Limited for a home in Burwood



Gold Reserve National Finalist, Gold Award Westpac New Homes over $2 million – Clive Barrington Construction for a home in Fendalton

continued from previous page... Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast 6 finalists, Mid and South Canterbury 3 finalists, Southern 13 finalists, Bay of Plenty and Central Plateau 11 finalists, East Coast 5 finalists, Manawatu and Wanganui 10 finalists, Taranaki 5 finalists, and Waikato 11 finalists. Representing the top entrants in this year's 11 regional competitions held in July and August, the Gold Reserve National Finalists will now be scrutinised by the national judging panel to find out who will take out the ultimate accolades of the National Supreme Awards for House of the Year and Renovation of the Year. Finalists also have the opportunity to win one of the 12 national categories, which include




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Make an appointment with either Kay or Anne-Maree for your

measure and quote




Add value to your home Enhance your properties appeal Achieve greater appeal with minimum outlay Sell faster furnished

(Conditions apply)

Tracks and blinds are also available

Phone 0800 811 811 58 Sept 18, 2014 Metropol

homestaging/furniture hire

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Gold Reserve National Finalist, Gold Award Westpac New Homes over $2 million; Outdoor Living Award – Metzger Builders Limited for a home in Duvauchelles


Gold Reserve National Finalist, Gold Award & Category Winner Builder's Own Home Award; Heart of the Home Kitchen Award; McKenzie and Willis Interior Design Award– Summitbuild Construction Limited for a home in Merivale

9 renovations, new homes, builder's own homes and show homes, as well as four Lifestyle Awards. The results will be announced at a gala dinner in Auckland on Saturday, 15 November. Registered Master Builders' acting chief executive Brendon Ward says the competition is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the country's finest builders. “Building excellence is central to what we do as Registered Master Builders, and the

10 impeccable workmanship and high standard of the homes entered in this year's competition proves that quality is still our highest priority,” he says. “We're very proud to celebrate the work undertaken by the builders who have been named as Gold Reserve finalists this year.” The National Gold Reserve Finalists' properties will now be re-judged over the next few months before the National Category, Lifestyle and

Supreme Award winners are announced in November. The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, James Hardie, GIB, Nulook, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, Future-Proof Building, Carters, ITM, Plumbing World, Resene, Westpac and Master Build Services. For more information about the competition, visit

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How to attain a premium price Mary Turnbull is among the elite within the world of real estate. She holds international titles, as well as being rated as Harcourts 5th top agent in New Zealand 2013 - 2014.


he represents the high performing office of Harcourts Gold Papanui, which gained first place last year out of 783 offices world-wide. Mary leads a proficient team including a full-time personal assistant and two buyers’ agents who specialise in finding the right properties for their clients. Together they provide a robust and successful all-round service. With ten years of experience in the industry Mary has the skills and knowledge to not only get results but get the best results. It doesn't just happen by chance, but her strategies are no secret. Being a firm believer in the power of auctions, Mary observes that the pressure situation entices buyers to put their best foot forward. "Auction is the best way to attain the premium price. Being open and transparent, bidders gain confidence from others bidding." The auction process is far less arduous for sellers, as it involves just over three weeks of intensive advertising before going to auction. After which, it is all done and dusted. Having already sold 33 houses through auction this year, and with many more listed, Mary views other avenues as being more time consuming as it often involves conditions of purchase, dragging the process on. Mary also believes in the power of presentation and encourages sellers to consider staging their homes, hiring furniture

“MY SIMPLE PHILOSOPHY FOR SUCCESS IS DOING THE RIGHT THING BY MY CLIENTS EACH AND EVERY TIME” to create a warm and stylish interior. "The gardens have to be manicured, the inside has to shine, people are analysing its potential as their home." Springtime traditionally sees more property coming onto the market providing more choice, but like the weather, it is changeable. In talking with Mary, it is clear she has an acute understanding of the real estate climate in Christchurch. "Certain properties continue to attract a considerable interest and the ‘upper price point’ of the market has been performing well. There appears to be more first home buyers back in the market now with banks easing restrictions on home loan ratios." The newly refurbished office is looking fabulous, reflecting the high energy and professionalism of Mary and her team. If you are selling a property, contact Mary for an appraisal. With $250 million in settled sales, the results speak for themselves. For more information phone (03) 352 6166



Style of dinnerware with its warm and casual feel will fit beautifully into your home

No job too big or small

Still able to offer you the finest top quality new furniture Hours of Business: 7am-4.30pm Mon-Thurs Fri 8am to midday or by appointment with Keith 027 566 3909 P. 371 7500


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218 Moorhouse Ave Phone 03 3666912


Window finishes add style K

iwala Interiors specialise in custom and ready-made window finishes, drapes and blinds. Its definitive principle is one of proficiency and reliability which is the highest priority and drive behind Managing Director Kim Gavin. "It is crucial that we perform with skill and execute our jobs within the arranged timeframe." Soft furnishings are a key element of interior design being both practical and decorative; they finish off a space in comfort and style. Kiwala offers a free measure and quote and with a background in design, Kim and her team work with their customers to accomplish the look they are aiming for, adhering to their individual style


and their environment. The huge variety of fabrics available offers a fine selection of textures and patterns across the whole colour palette, catering to its diverse client base. Although Kiwala is an award winning brand

they do not reserve themselves for high-end clients only. Its service covers all budgets ranging from investment properties, first home buyers, rebuilds, renovations, residential upgrading and refurbishment as well as offering comparable services to the commercial and hospitality industries. No job is too big or too small. The focus is always on complying to a meticulous work ethic and completing every job with expertise. Kiwala's team members and contractors are very experienced and only provide the ultimate customer service on every job. "Our performance is proven by our many and forthcoming testimonials, and the constant flow of referrals from our clients, assisting their families and friends." Reflecting on customer demand, Kim has plans underway to establish a local showroom for Kiwala. In the near future they will expand on its products and services with regards to home furnishings; however at this stage customer satisfaction is paramount. "We are totally focused on providing an outstanding service.”



Master Builders Association (MBA) had two nominations including

“WINNER” “House of the Year Award” with Window Finishes Designed by Kiwala Interiors.



We pride ourselves on the quality of our service, the efciency of installation, the ability to tailor our services to suit your budget and most importantly, commit to perform within the time frames agreed between ourselves and you, the client.

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Professionals in hill builds & challenging sites Sometimes when we look out at burgeoning residential developments we often see a sea of similarity – even mediocrity. It is refreshing to see homes that are unique, intriguing and clearly with a great deal of forethought and planning behind their construction.


ome houses pose a challenge to builders – the aspect, the terrain, the access. Hill sites are always a little more demanding, but when finished, can look magnificent. This is where well-known building company ConStruct Developments steps up to the mark. This experienced team specialises in architectural hill homes where the environment is demanding. As they say, “client expectations and architectural plans must merge seamlessly to create a quality home reflective of the vision.” A long established and respected company in this area, ConStruct Developments’ ability to constantly communicate with all parties involved, especially the home owners, as the dream becomes a reality, is the key to a stressfree build in what is referred to in the trade as ‘difficult builds’. ConStruct Developments Limited accurately describes itself as an enthusiastic, hardworking family-based team with over 40 years’ experience. Having an extensive portfolio of new homes, alterations and additions, it thrives on a challenge, particularly in architectural hill

homes and difficult building projects. Building client communication has been paramount to its business success. Your initial meeting will very likely be with owners Mark and Jenny Everitt, to run through planning and design, and you will meet with the leaders of the team responsible for your unique home creation. At this meeting all aspects of the project will be clarified: Ÿ Planning, including consents Ÿ Any specific requirements of your section Ÿ Your specific build requirements Ÿ Your unique vision for your residential building Ÿ The timeframe of your building project Ÿ The timeframe of regular updates that will be provided Christchurch folk will have often driven past homes beautifully constructed by ConStruct Developments – in places such as Clifton Hill and Governors Bay, but the company works in other areas throughout the South Island as well. A lot goes into these challenging projects, but core to the process is the close link with home owners, the one-on-one

If you can dream it, we can build it! Project management New residential builds, renovations, extensions and alterations

General and earthquake related repairs Insurance work Re-roofing and re-ladding Decks, pergolas and retaining walls

Mark Everitt m: 027 233 4134 p/f: 03 331 8090 Registered Master Builder

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THIS EXPERIENCED TEAM SPECIALISES IN ARCHITECTURAL HILL HOMES WHERE THE ENVIRONMENT IS DEMANDING. communication, the need to understand their aspirations, and the satisfaction of creating complex and lasting dwellings which are distinctive and which stand proudly above the rest.

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By Janet Voth

Designing an eclectic look Would you like to break out of your design box and try something new? Maybe it's time to experiment with an eclectic look. Here are some tips to pull off an eclectic style that works. Play - Give yourself permission to go outside of your comfort zone and see what works. Sometimes trial and error leads to brilliant discoveries. Harmony - Find a common element that you can carry throughout the room. Whether it's a texture, colour, or scale - you can create harmony by finding something in common to display in various pieces. Sometimes choosing the right decorative cushions can be just what you need to make uncommon items feel related. Together art and accessories can be used to help unify the space.

Focal point - Pull your design together by having a focal point such as a piece of artwork or a major furniture piece that draws your eye to it when you enter the room. For example a vignette of vases at varying sizes, heights and colours can add a striking focus point to a room.


hy it works: When it's done well, eclectic decorating shows your confidence in your own style yet still adheres to the fundamentals of great interior design. You don't have to choose between profiles or periods; there's room for a range of all your favourites. Plus, isn't it fun to feel like you're getting away with something different? First let's take a look at what eclectic is not. It's not a random gathering of furniture, art, and design elements with no rhyme or reason. It is a fun, imaginative grouping of unrelated style furnishings that are pulled together by scale, colour, and/or theme. If you are tired of boring dĂŠcor that looks the same, then an eclectic style may be just the thing to showcase your unique expression and personality in your home. Here are some decorating rules to help you create an eclectic look:

FURNITURE CAN BE PULLED FROM VARIOUS STYLES AS YOU TELL A VISUAL STORY WITH A THEME. Colour - Let your imagination soar as you expand your palette. Everything does not have to be in a one or two colour scheme. An inspirational piece can serve as a guide to couple vivid colours together for an exciting visual display.

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Be a mixologist - Dare to match stripes and floral, place soft fuzzy pillows next to a rough bristly lamp shade, try luxurious silks next to worn leather. Let fabric, texture, and patterns be notes in the visual symphony you are creating. Theme - Furniture can be pulled from various styles as you tell a visual story with a theme. Find an emotional feeling you want to evoke. Use the elements of the room to make a big statement that paints a picture. Rule of three - In design it's smart to limit the amount of varying elements to three. Use no more than three unique colours, textures, styles. Personality - Make the room be a direct expression of something authentic for you.


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By Rachel Smith

Flooring that finishes a home It’s the finishing touches to any house that can transform it into a home. Flooring is one of these, with the team at Dominion Flooring working with home owners across Canterbury to provide a range of top quality flooring options.


ne such home in Christchurch has recently had work completed by Dominion Flooring. The owners decided to install Ekowood pre-engineered timber throughout all the living areas, study and art studio, and a combination of timber and carpet in their entrance hallway. Ekowood is a new generation of engineered hard wood surfaces, sourced from species of hardwoods from across the globe – Europe, North America and Australia, tropical hardwoods from South East Asia, and exotic varieties from Africa and South America, as well as oak, maple and walnut. “In the entrance hallway, the client has chosen to have a hallway runner in carpet, framed by the timber which creates a unique and striking entrance,” says Alex Ward from Dominion Flooring. “I personally am really excited to see the job finished.” From Dominion’s wide range of carpets, including Godfrey Hirst, Irvine and Feltex, the clients have chosen a 100% wool chunky loop pile carpet from Cavalier Bremworth. Alex has worked with the clients throughout the whole process, meeting them on-site multiple times to discuss different options and to finalise small touches such as the colour of trims and the border widths. This has included a visit from Dominion’s installer to discuss with the clients how the full installation will be carried out. The flooring was installed over a few days, with the concrete slab tested for moisture and then sealed prior to any work beginning. Dominion Flooring has a long history with Christchurch, as a family run business for three generations. They are able to provide their clients with a wide selection of quality products, which also include carpet tiles, laminate flooring, vinyl and polished concrete, with all work backed by a fully guaranteed installation service. Give the team a call on (03) 366 0559 or visit Dominion Flooring, beneath the large Drysdale ram at 60 Durham Street, for a consultation.


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Wave of new arrivals

Metal lamp and shade 620mm from ET ELLE 312 Ilam Rd.

Purchase a 30cm lodge square grill pan and receive a 12cm lodge square skillet FREE from the homestore.

Keepsake and jewellery boxes at Pinkerbelle.

Baby Belle owner Deanne Dowding Outdoor storage chest available at The Crowded Furniture Company Ltd.


aby Belle is a wonderfully charming, baby-inspired gift shop with much to reveal. Its gorgeous assortment of delightful gifts are beautifully presented by owner Deanne Dowding and with a new season comes a wave of new arrivals. "We now have clothing and shoes from age zero to four. The exciting new spring and summer lines are just arriving which all have been hand-picked for quality and style." Contemporary local and international brands include See Kai Run, which designs orthotic shoes for growing feet. They are made from leather inside and out forming a flexible, yet durable shoe. Dandelion, a French inspired label, crafts unique kids clothing, and Suprino Bambino is a cool Kiwi brand of divine merino wool clothing. The collection extends to a refreshing variety of gifts for all women making Baby Belle the ultimate discovery.

‘Tin Man’ prints by Tony Cribb.Two sizes $99.95 & $59.95 at Simply NZ stores, Airport, Restart and Museum Store.

'Dandelion' clothing, a stunning French inspired range of clothing up to 4 years for boys and girls at Baby Belle.

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Necklace by ‘Fabienne’ at Coco Gifts.

I love coming to the drawing class. It is inspiring and relaxing, great escape and self development at the same time. Erica - Art Metro

Come in for a great coffee and taste our delicious food at Art Metro Art School and Cafe.

NEW to Coco Gifts!

Includes beautiful fragranced candles, diffusers, bodycare & gifts

Teacher Cristina (as mentioned in the article) with student Murray.


Great bags for travelling now at Presence.

Handmade “whales” by Tasman Bay Potter Steve Fullmer available at French Blue

creative side

Add some colour and class to your decor! Cushions available from

Paintings by Art Metro Students

eginner artists have the opportunity to extend their confidence and skills through art classes with Art Metro. Director Simon Walmisley says they decided to offer adult classes for beginner artists after being approached many times by people who wanted to know if they were good enough to attend any classes. The Absolute Beginner class is perfect for those who have been away from the art world for some time or for people who have always wanted to find their creative side. For many such as Charlotte Savage it is a welcome return to art after many years away. “She is always helpful and supportive of my ideas,” Charlotte says of her teacher at Art Metro. “Cristina is amazing.” A range of classes are still open for enrolment at Art Metro. Visit or give them a call on (03) 354 4438 for more information.

Amazing Art Tuition & Fabulous Coffee... That’s what we do! Art Metro Art School & Cafe offers the following art courses: Abstract ; Airbrushing; Children’s classes; Drawing & Sketching; Impressionism; Oil & Acrylics; Pastels; Watercolours

63 Rutland St, St Albans (opposite Rugby Park) Ph. 03 355 3336 Mon- Fri 10am-5.30pm. Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

The Term 3 Holiday Programme is now open for bookings. Painting and Drawing classes for 5 to 15 year olds. Starts 29 Sept, 3.30pm - 5.30pm.

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Custom made furniture for your home


rom his workshop in Sydenham, Rob Carter creates unique pieces of furniture for homes across Canterbury. Each piece at Furniture Dimensions is custom made to the client’s specific design requirements, whether this be built-in cabinetry, contemporary side boards, bedroom furniture or dining tables. Rob enjoys the challenge of crafting new pieces of furniture, with this often based on a client’s own design ideas or images they have seen in magazines. He recently made a large customised coffee table for a client the resulting piece was a high gloss black table with a glass top, featuring stainless steel legs and drawers, which looks perfect in her newly decorated living area. Visit to see a selection of the custom made pieces Rob has created, or give him a call on (03) 366 7499 to discuss design ideas for your home.

“Pooh Bear + Friends" at Art & Frame

Custom made furniture by Furniture Dimensions.

Serenity is the newest addition to the garden sculpture range at Garden Classics.




Picture Framing Specialists

105 Coleridge Street. ChCh P. 366-7499 F. 366-8384 Hrs: Mon-Fri 8.30-5.30 Sat 9am-1pm

We Specialize in Framing Objects + Memorabilia.

‘When Sundown Pales the Sky’ framed giclee print, by Peter Geen at Windsor Gallery.

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Italian tile ‘Pietra Bolivian White Naturale’ instore at European Ceramics.

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By Chris Harmen

Ways to maximise S

mall homes are making a comeback. Ignored for years in favour of larger homes, many homebuyers are now looking for smaller, simpler housing choices. Part of this is due to land restrictions. Part of this is due to a rise in concern for the environment. Smaller houses generally require fewer materials to build, use fewer resources over the life of the home and have a smaller footprint. Part of it is a desire for smaller homes and simpler living. Many empty nesters, young couples, singles and first homebuyers don't need or want large homes. With the rise in demand for small homes, builders and decorators have come up with many ways to maximise space, ensuring homeowners have a house that meets their needs, no matter its size. Some small homes feel much larger than others, even if they cover the same amount of space. Houses that seem larger tend to have a few things in common, all of which make the best use of the square footage available. Some simply trick the eye into thinking an area is larger than it is; others enhance the functionality of the house.

space High ceilings make a room appear larger than it really is. The height draws the eye up, taking attention away from the dimensions of the room. The effect is heightened when combined with light-coloured walls.

Open floor plans lack the walls that can cause a home to appear smaller and more closed in. Looking out upon a large open space automatically makes an area seem larger than it really is. Furniture use, size and placement can affect the feel too. Large pieces can make the entire area feel like one big room, whereas smaller pieces, situated so as to break up the living areas into different functions, can give the illusion of several rooms in one area.

Windows and mirrors: Windows provide a view to the outside and let in more natural light, both of which can make the room seem larger than it is. Keep window treatments light and simple. Heavy curtains will make the entire room feel heavy, while sheer curtains that blend with the walls will recede but still let light in. Blinds and shades are also good choices that block out light but are neat and streamlined. Position mirrors on walls that are opposite windows to reflect more natural light and extend the view of what is outside. Built-in storage remedies: Instead of a dresser in the bedroom, create a custom closet solution that provides shelves, drawers and a shoe rack. Save space in the kitchen by adding a benchtop and bar stools as an eating area. Pullout drawers and cabinets ensure you can access every bit of the storage spots available to you.

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Like A New Kitchen Fresh new look with a resprayed Kitchen

Emma’s Kitchen was looking old and tired. Our friendly team removed all the doors and panels. Repaired and refinished in a Modern colour

“’s fantastic, like having a new kitchen.” said Emma

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INDUSTRIAL CHIC Fabulous Cushions to match any Interior decor. In Store Now 55 Blighs Road

The desire to make a house into a home is an endeavour which has been practised since the beginning of time and, although our style has evolved, the modern dwelling remains a canvas for personal expression.

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es, much like the fashionable finds of the runway, we are seduced by the latest looks when it comes to our home décor, and this season’s design trends are all about creating dramatic impact from simplicity. We’ve been hit by a wave of industrial chic this season. It’s all about aged woods and worn textures mixed with forged metals, from the warmth of gold, brass and copper accents to cool chrome, nickel and steel. Pastels and soft greys have been modernised by minerals and metals, and moody romantic tones of deep navy, jade and emerald are also making a strong appearance. When it comes to trends, it’s important not to get caught in a trap, explains Sandalwood Design owner and designer Fiona Renton. “It’s all about taking a trend and customising it; making it yours.” Instead of the big bold patterns trending in wallpapers, play up the textures against one strong colour, Fiona says. “This enables you to personalise the space by putting your art back on the wall. Design is a process; it’s not about grabbing the first on trend item you see.”

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Designers Guild latest collection in store Specialising in residential interiors and everything from new cushions to a total makeover, Sandalwood Design helps bring your style to life. Most importantly, no job is too big or too small. From selecting a paint colour to a full house consultancy, Sandalwood is there to create a stunning solution to suit your requirements. Nestled comfortably in the striking suburb of Strowan, the Sandalwood store contains a striking mix of furniture and furnishings, with wallpaper and upholstery samples available to peruse and the attention of a talented team made up of Fiona, Anna, Jude and Cheryl. There are always new collections in store and with an exciting new range of wallpapers on its way and a store revamp in the planning, make sure you ‘watch this space’. Call into the store to browse the selection or talk to one of the team about viewing your property for their expert opinion. You’ll find a great amount of parking available at the showroom 55 Blighs Road, Strowan, phone (03) 351 1905 or find them on Facebook at


By Michel Jon

Chandeliers bling for your home


handeliers have been a very important part of the homes of many people. They have made a huge difference in how houses look, and have been going strong since the late 17th century. Recent history is witness to the change in the way that chandeliers are perceived. What was used once as a way of lighting a home is now thought of in terms of fashion. A variety of chandeliers have come onto the market in the last few decades that have transformed the whole idea of lighting in houses. A wide range of chandeliers both contemporary and conventional are available that have been made with extreme craftsmanship. These include elaborate crystal chandeliers and sleek, designer modern lights. Choosing a chandelier that matches your home will not only make your home look customised to your taste and choice but also make the home look well in-sync with each element. Matching the decor with your

Chandeliers have made a huge difference in how houses look, and have been going strong since the late 17th century.

chandelier becomes important especially when you are choosing a look that is extreme. For instance, if you are choosing a look that is edgy, clean and sharp then going for something that is very elaborate will make the chandelier look out of place, on the other hand if you choose the same chandelier for a room that is more traditional or eclectically decorated with things that speak of comfortable surroundings the same elaborate, perhaps crystal, chandelier will fit right in. Making sure that you choose the right

chandelier for your home will help you achieve what is perhaps the most important thing, balance. A well balanced house with the right textures and colours is what everyone aims at, and this can be achieved by getting one step closer at a time. While other factors are essential, the lighting of the room too makes a bigger difference than you would have thought. So get down and do your research if you want a chandelier that will work just perfectly for your home. It will change the entire ambience to something more magical than ever!

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OUT THERE DOING IT… New Zealand, with its varied and spacious outdoors, teeming wildlife and moderate climate, is quite a paradise for those of us who enjoy hunting, fishing and outdoor sport, even if it is just tramping and camping.


unting & Fishing – Christchurch City, centrally located at 575 Colombo St, along with Hunting & Fishing – North Canterbury on Flaxton Road in Rangiora, and Hunting & Fishing – Ballingers at Tower Junction, are just three of 35 stores in New Zealand (there has been a store in Christchurch for 50 years), which provide all of your needs if you plan to get away in the great outdoors. And ‘plan’ is the operative word, for you need all the right gear, in tiptop condition so that instead of wondering if you have the right bait, whether your reel is in good working order, if your scope is still accurate, you can concentrate on enjoying your sport. The three stores have all the bases covered and work together to share expertise.


The strength of the ‘Hunting & Fishing New Zealand’ brand is huge within the industry and the most recognised brand in the market with its buying power, marketing and product ranges. Hunting & Fishing stores are like Aladdin’s Caves of equipment. Hunting? They stock New Zealand's best range of hunting gear including firearms, archery and crossbows, hunting accessories, and optics. Several brands and models are exclusive; some are factory direct imports. Fishing? They have a huge range of

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saltwater and freshwater fishing rods, reels and accessories, including eyewear and cooking equipment. Diving? You have access to all the right equipment and hands-on advice. Tramping/camping? As it says on their website, “From pohutukawa beachfront to alpine meadow, Hunting & Fishing New Zealand shares the love of the Kiwi outdoors. Our point of difference is that we only stock the proven

brands. Our range of camping and tramping equipment and accessories ensure you'll have everything you need for your next outdoor adventure.” It is good to know that all stores are stocking the best performing equipment, because the staff you deal with are all active sportsmen and sportswomen who get out and use this gear themselves. There is so much there you obviously can’t see it all. No worries though. There is an extensive catalogue, and whatever you pick out can be there within a couple of days. With over 500,000 readers it is the most widely read sporting publication in New Zealand. But wait, as they say… there is more! You get expert and up-to-date advice on where to go and what to take. You will be updated on rules and regulations. You will get the latest ‘gen’ on weather, the best options, the best spots, and you will get feedback from other customers via the store personnel, who have their fingers on what is happening. They can offer practical advice, help out with equipment, such as spooling lines for you, and even offer fly casting tuition. After all, they want you to be successful; and as their catch cry goes, “out there doing it.”


by Chris Lontok



unctionality and aesthetics are important factors to consider when building outdoor living spaces. Finding the right material that marries these two factors is the key to having that perfect outdoor living space for your home. Building or rebuilding your driveway, patios, and pool surrounds shouldn’t be an ordeal if your know what to look for. Interior designers and contractors are expected to present a list of choices for materials to be used for your outdoor flooring. Among the staple in the list are concrete pavers, brick pavers, interlocking pavers, and cobble stones. Contractors have been using concrete for outdoor floorings for quite some time. Intricate walkways, garden paths, patios, driveways, and pool decks have been designed, with concrete as its base element. Concrete pavers have increasingly gained popularity among builders because it is readily available and is the cheapest among all other floor materials. It is also relatively easier to manage than, say, marble or tile. Furthermore, decorative concrete pavers now come in numerous colours and styles that can cater to almost any design aesthetic—from retro to modern; from minimalist to eccentric. You can have it stained, textured, and stamped so it suits

Building or rebuilding your driveway, patios, and pool surrounds shouldn’t be an ordeal if your know what to look for.

whatever aesthetics you have planned. Another alternative for your outdoor space's flooring is the use of interlocking pavers. These pavers look like non-rectangular bricks. But instead of grout, sand is used to lock these pavers together. This type of flooring can effectively absorb light to medium shocks from earthquakes and slight ground erosion so they are less likely to crack. Many parks in metropolitan cities are paved with these interlocking surfaces because they have a

European feel to them. Commercial contractors are even asked to lay entire city blocks with this type of pavement. Lounging by the pool or having a barbeque by the poolside is a family activity most Kiwis enjoy. Having a functional and well-designed pool surround adds to the enjoyment of such events. Choosing the material for the pool area often depends on the surrounding landscape, dimensions of the space, traffic, maintenance, and budget.

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What’s cooking in the kitchen Metropol takes a look at some of the latest kitchen gadgets and accessories on the market…

Artistry in a cup


he art of the perfect coffee rests on the harmony between espresso and milk. Milk can turn a simple espresso into a punchy macchiato, creamy cappuccino or refreshing iced coffee. Thanks to the user-friendly Nespresso Breville range, experimenting with quality espresso and milk has never been easier. With help from the Aeroccino milk frother, coffee drinkers can be creative with their favourite flavour profiles. The Nespresso Breville Umilk White is a compact machine. An integrated Aeroccino3 milk frother creates velvety milk for an endless number of hot and cold recipes.

Renovating a bathroom can be an exciting project for any homeowner. To make the process as stress free as possible, it pays to talk to experts about the best approach, the options you have that suit your budget and the times frames involved. If you’re looking to do something special with your bathroom, then we can definitely help you.

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A clear twist on vintage

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he Blitz2Go™ Active personal blender is the power pack on the go, allowing users to freshly prepare healthy beverages ready to take to the gym, work or on their morning walk. Simply blitz breakfast smoothies, energising juices or protein shakes directly in a take-anywhere bottle, switch the blade holder with the closable drinking cap and sip on the go. Sporting a stylish new silver design, the Kambrook Blitz2Go™ Active is the ideal personal blender for busy people. Kambrook's Blitz2Go™ e-book features more than 200 recipes sourced from the product's growing social media fan base. It's available for download via the Kambrook Facebook page.

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talian glassware artisans, IVV, have captured the moment in vintage glassware with their take on crystal clear tumblers and goblets plus a jewel-like set of sundae bowls. This handmade collection of tumblers, goblets, highball glasses and dessert bowls - featuring light-catching facets of textural ribbed patterns confirms the belief that great design is all about the detail. The beautiful set of sundae bowls comes in a palette of delicately mixed hues – amber, amethyst, green, turquoise, pink and deep blue.

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Surrounded by creativity Architect Cymon Allfrey reflects on inner city habitation... Cymon Allfrey


e have recently relocated our office from suburbia to the central city, and while it is inspirational and exciting, we have never been so isolated. From an architectural and creative perspective, relocating to the central city was an easy decision. While the opportunity and vibrancy that exists in the suburbs is great, the aura of creativity and energy levels in the central city are unsurpassed. The biggest draw card by far, however was the chance to be at the heart of something. While, yes to get a coffee we need to get in the car and drive somewhere, going out for a walk unveils a hub of activity and inspiration.

to come, the central city needs to be populated. And while it might seem a lifetime has passed, it is still early days in the rebuild of our city. Reflecting back on post-quake repair work, when wanting to have access to our home and garden in time for Labour Weekend, a contractor reminded me that we would have many memories and fantastic weekends in our repaired home, but just not that Labour Weekend! We just had to accept we were going to miss out on some – but not all. Which got me thinking about Martin Hawes’ book, Twenty Good Summers. At fifty the financial advisor realised he wasn’t getting any younger and that he still had many more mountains to climb, so he decided to make the next twenty summers really count. We need to look at Christchurch like this. I am

WE NEED TO START SEEING THE OPPORTUNITY, SO THAT WE CAN ENJOY TWENTY GOOD SUMMERS IN A WONDERFUL CITY. From a business perspective however it was really difficult. Leaving the amenities of the suburban centers behind has seen a constant battle with ever-present road works, building demolition and construction. It has meant I am asking both staff and clients to be open and adaptable to change. Moving safety fences to access our car park, advising guests what to say to the road workers to get past the road closed signs, and assisting in navigation through an ever-changing route of detours, are all just part of the daily challenges to get into the office. Yet, for the city to grow, and for the amenities

a realist, and while right now the central city isn’t a playground of activity and amenities, I am going to enjoy twenty good years here. Think what an amazing place it is going to be. In the not so distant future, we will be able to reflect back on what it is like now, and think, ‘I was a part of that’. We chose to come back into the central city while recovery is still happening so that we could be part of history. Like the early settlers, we need to shift our thinking to be about breaking ground and being at the forefront of a new city, rather than putting it

in the too hard basket, or waiting for someone else to do it for us. Our early settlers didn’t walk over the bridle path and think ‘no’. They set about slowly building a cityscape for future generations to enjoy. We need to start seeing the opportunity, so that we can enjoy twenty good summers in a wonderful city. Yes there are frustrations around pace, but we need to remember that in time it will be done. Working in a mixed-use central city zone we will inherently have access to a higher level of amenities than in our previous suburban location. It will be a bustling and active zone 24/7. For now however, we just have to wait. It is a real privilege to be back in the city and be apart of the energy. Turning south then heading to the ‘burbs is really exciting, especially because no two journeys into the city are ever the same! While many hours can be spent whittling the day away watching diggers, working amongst the rebuild is feeding a renewed sense of creativity. We are excited about the future.


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t is essential that any company working on reconstruction in this variable climate has integrity, and is respectful that this is somebody’s home, not merely a worksite. For the final result of the repair to be exactly what the client wants communication between the owner of the property and company managing the repair needs to be transparent, concise and regularly updated. A decorator by trade with 27 years in the business Peter Lucas is now trading as a rebuild company specialising in the opt-out market. This is ideal for home owners with earthquake damage who prefer to undertake their own repairs for a variety of reasons: flexible timeframes, upkeep and maintenance or a much anticipated renovation. Peter and Kevin Lynch, a registered builder, have joined together to make an impressive team. Together they utilise the skills and experience necessary to complete each job to the clients’ full satisfaction. New Haven Rebuild Decorators and Construction is a Christchurchbased company with impeccable professional ethics, they are Site Safe Members, Certified First Aiders and Fully Accredited. Their experience as opt-out specialists mean they have the expertise to take the stress out of working independently of Fletcher EQR, with extensive knowledge of the contractor's responsibilities to meet EQC's documentation requirements, a clean Health & Safety record, offering a comprehensive consultancy service that follows clients through the repair process from scoping and consultation, to the completion of the repair. To guarantee that he is always accessible for his clients Peter limits the number of jobs he takes on at one time. New Haven Rebuild Decorators and

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A 1400W Bowers and Wilkins sound system with19 speakers will also feature. Volvo claims the subwoofer is integrated into the car body and turns the whole interior space into a giant subwoofer. Under the bonnet a range of engines, based on the new 2.0-litre E-Drive engines, is expected to be on offer. This includes the turbo T6 and diesel D5 variant.


After many months of teaser images and sneak peeks, Volvo has finally unveiled its all-new XC90 SUV.


he new XC90 is the result of a three year effort by Volvo to turn their flagship luxury off roader into a truly desirable vehicle The new XC90 will be based on Volvo’s muchtrialed Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) and uses the firm’s new family of Drive-E engines, which have already been launched in a number of the company’s production cars. The new grille and LED daytime running lights, like those seen on last year’s Concept

Coupe is expected to feature on all future models. Wheels up to 22 inches may be on the cards too. The clean and simplistic interior, shown earlier this year to whet our appetites, is cutting edge. Features are a large iPad like touch screen infotainment system – which controls all entertainment features and a cloud based navigation system- digital dials and gear lever made of crystal glass.

Volvo also claims it will feature new safety technology which is a significant step closer to their vision that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020. This includes the ‘run-off-road’ package which allows the XC90 to tighten the seatbelt and hold the occupants securely in the event of the driver losing control. The next generation of Volvo’s City Safe braking system will also feature, meaning the car will come to a complete stop quickly if oncoming cars, pedestrians or cyclists are detected. More details will be revealed closer to the New Zealand reveal which should be late next year.

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Most handsome In recent years, the trend of turning premium five door hatch backs into mini SUVs has well and truly taken off. You will be hard pressed to find a manufacturer who hasn’t ventured down this path and returned with mixed results. Now it is Mercedes’ turn with the all new GLA.


he GLA will be a sales gem for the Stuttgart Company, taking on the BMW X1 and Audi Q3 in this ever-growing segment. Hands down, the GLA is one of the most handsome looking cars in its class. Its svelte and fluidic body is accompanied by LED headlights and lip spoiler. Having the AMG Sport pack ($3190) does wonders for street cred and 19 inch black alloys, coloured wing mirrors, black roof and lowered suspension (strangely) looks stunning too. The interior is identical to the A-Class on which it’s based. Everything is easy to interpret with leather and other fine materials overlaying the dash. Though hard plastics found below the climate controls felt out of

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place. The standard infotainment screen is rather small for my liking, but opting for the optional Command Package ($2,190) solves this with a larger and clearer screen. Plus a DVD drive and thumping Harman Kardon sound system is another reason to have it. Having the AMG pack also means AMG floor mats, sports leather seats, red stitching and an aluminium dash trim. Entry and exit is easy for those up front, though people of loftier build may find it difficult. Once inside, your surroundings wrap around you. The power operated tailgate rises to reveal considerable boot space too. With the exception of the bonkers AMG

tuned GLA45, two engines are available to New Zealand buyers, the question is, is it better to choose diesel or petrol. Here are the stats. The entry level 200 CDI gets a 2.2 litre four cylinder diesel engine with 100kW and 300Nm of torque, while the 250 4MATIC has the same 2.0-litre turbo four as the A250.


in class Having the AMG Sport pack does wonders for street cred and 19 inch black alloys, coloured wing mirrors, black roof and lowered suspension (strangely) looks stunning too.

Naturally the 4MATIC means four-wheel-drive and both cars come standard with a seven speed transmission and Eco Stop/Start technology. Starting with the 200 CDI, we find things to be not as brisk as first thought. Though plenty of torque is available at low rpm, power delivery

seems rather strangled near the redline. However, the lack of grunt is compensated when you average 4.6l/100km in fuel consumption. The 250 4MATIC is easily quicker, thanks to the extra grunt and four wheel drive. A more seamless delivery of power also shows, though is nowhere near as economical (7.0l/100km). The Mercedes seven-speed DCT gearbox still needs a few tweaks for instant up shifts when using paddles. Though when left in automatic, this is forgivable. Mercedes knack for communicative steering shows and despite the larger alloys on my test cars, ride quality is supple. While the average GLA buyer will spend more time romping around upper crust suburbia than the great outdoors, I am happy to report that soft roading on muddy inclines and fields are a breeze for the GLA, especially when 4MATIC takes over with downhill descent and adjustable ride height. A week was spent with both diesel ($64,900) and petrol ($76,900) variants of the GLA. While the one to have right now is the 250 petrol, for those who simply want a stylish, well equipped and economical SUV hatch, then the 200 CDi is what you want. All in all though, the GLA is a hit, not a miss.

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EUROPEAN CARS: presentation & quality

Devin Inch, owner operator of Inch European, has long known there is a market here for good quality affordable European cars.


any people dream of owning the classic lines of an Alfa, Audi, VW, BMW, Mercedes or Porsche sports car – and at Inch Quality European the dream can be realised! After the successful partnership of Inch McLellan European, Devin has opened his own yard to supply a demand for good quality European cars in a range of prices to suit all budgets. “Presentation and quality” have always been an important attribute to the business’s success and Inch Quality European plan to continue this same successful formula. Many of the cars at Inch Quality European are NZ new, and have been sold locally, therefore service history details can be easily obtained. All Imported cars are AA tested and complied, and all cars sold at Inch Quality European are offered with one, two and three year Vero warranty options to the buyer. Warranties include car rental, 24-hour roadside assistance,

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accommodation when necessary, and cover the cost of parts and labour, electrical and mechanical. Assistance with servicing and free advice has always been available to customers of Inch Quality European and Devin is happy to assist with any after sales modifications like tow bars, roof racks, tires etc. that you may find you need. Devin prides himself on helping people and believes this is the reason he has been a successful operator. “European cars are definitely built to last,” he says. A good European car can be passed down through the family if looked after properly, and may even become an investment (classic car) for the buyer.

A GOOD EUROPEAN CAR CAN BE PASSED DOWN THROUGH THE FAMILY IF LOOKED AFTER PROPERLY, AND MAY EVEN BECOME AN INVESTMENT (CLASSIC CAR) FOR THE BUYER. The yard at 541 Moorhouse Avenue is easily found and stands out on the corner of Lancaster Street and Moorhouse Avenue looking directly at the former AMI Stadium. Inch Quality European is available seven days a week and almost 24 hours a day. They currently have over 90 cars in stock. The range can be viewed by visiting, or feel free to call the team on (03) 3799 529 to discuss your

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A unique Jaguar Mark 2 redesigned by Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar Cars, and reengineered by leading restorers Classic Motor Cars Limited (CMC) has been unveiled at the opening of the company’s new headquarters in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.


he building was officially opened by motorcycle and Formula One Grand Prix world champion John Surtees OBE and the car was unveiled by Jaguar’s legendary test driver Norman Dewis. CMC’s new building complex is one of the biggest of its kind in the UK. Fitted out to the highest standards and with new paint and trim shops, it provides some 40,000 square feet of production space, allowing CMC to cover every aspect of a car’s restoration in-house, except for chrome plating. Another 24,000 square feet is provided for bespoke classic car storage. This exciting 18 month joint project between

Ian Callum and CMC has endeavoured to retain the integrity of the original Mark 2, whilst making it even more exciting in shape and performance. Ian Callum said: “This is a very personal statement. A long held notion that, although the Mark 2 has always been a beautiful car, it could be even more exciting in shape and performance. Whilst maintaining the purity of the car’s form, I wanted to add a number of modern twists to the design. Simplification and clarity was my objective.” The car has been redesigned by Ian for his own personal use and, working with CMC's engineers, it now boasts a huge number of

aesthetic and technical modifications that make this a practical, reliable, enjoyable and exciting everyday vehicle. Featuring a modified and uprated 4.3 litre XK engine, 5-speed manual gearbox, unique independent rear suspension and upgraded front brakes, the Mark 2 by Callum provides an intuitive driving experience. Commenting on the specifications, Ian said: “The stance of the Mark 2 is already excellent, but I wished to make it even better. The car’s form is now 30mm lower and sits on 17” split rim spoke wheels. The bumpers are now part of the overall form. It is a fine balance of extracting and adding.

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Latest: extreme race cars We at AutoPlus love motorsport. So when a new race car is unveiled, we immediately take notice. Here are three which have blown us away… Renault say, “will act as a spring board” for entrance into GT and Endurance races around Europe and America. Underneath the striking aerodynamic body lies a Dallara designed carbon-fibre tub, double wishbone pushrod suspension and carbon ceramic brakes. A 3.8 litre twin-turbo V6 producing in excess of 370kW will provide the grunt.

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n 1995, McLaren kicked arse at Le Mans with the F1 GTR, winning the 24 hour race outright. Today McLaren have paid homage, with a hardcore race-bred version of their awesome P1 hyper car. Regarded as “the most track-tailored and most powerful model produced by McLaren to date,”

series. Built for the 2015 season which kicks off in Asia, Europe and North America, Lambo quotes the stripped out Huracan weighing in at 1270kg, 262kg less than the standard car. Power is up by 7kW to 456kW and zero to 100km/h is a blistering 3.2 seconds. Drive goes to the rear and a 10 stage race aero package means this raging bull will be charging for sure.

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Don’t overlook the XC60


olvo in New Zealand is only going from strength to strength, though in the ever competitive segment of luxury five-seater soft roaders its German rivals have been dominant. Therefore, Volvo’s XC60, is sometimes over looked, a shame really, because it happens to be quite good.

The slim-line centre console stares up at you, showing every knob and switch neatly grouped together. Everything you touch feels chunky and well built, even the sound of the door closing is enough to remind you of this. Being a high riding soft roader, head and legroom is very generous for front and rear passengers. Boot space is certainly generous too. Equipment is decent with satellite navigation and Bluetooth being the norm. Standard for the D5 and top of the line T6 is the Lifestyle Pack. This includes keyless entry, parking sensors, heated front seats and tinted windows, good for keeping those valuables out of sight.

For 2014, there have been subtle changes. Though on first impressions, things seem very much the same as before. Take a second glance and you begin to notice those changes. A more pronounced nose and wider headlights along with new 18 inch alloys are included. Hop into almost any new Volvo these days and be ready to experience a flurry of déjà vu. That said, Volvo certainly know how to create a comfortable and visually pleasing place to sit.

Four power plants are on offer with both diesel and petrol across the range. Featured here is the D5 Luxury AWD, which in Volvo speak, means a 20 valve 2.5-litre five cylinder, twin-turbocharged diesel engine. In terms of power and torque, a six speed automatic box and all-wheel-drive are featured to help put the 158kW and 440Nm to the road in the best way possible. Claimed fuel figures of 6.4l/100km means the XC60 hardly gulps away at the diesel you put in. Prices for the new XC60 start at $69,990 for the entry level petrol powered T5 and the D5 Luxury AWD featured here can be yours for $84,990, making it considerably less than the equivalent Audi or BMW.

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