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A colourful, idyllic vignette of Addington Cup Day. Wonderful weather; a buoyant, well-mannered crowd; exciting horse racing; and exceptional fashion made this year’s Cup Day a standout. Photos courtesy of Jane Wyles Photography.

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o, we are in the thick of the silly season. I totally believe that because I’m already feeling pretty silly myself, with a million things to do and all those little stresses building up in the back of my mind like a corner that attracts windblown debris. There are blogs and articles and tips appearing all over the place on How to Survive the Silly Season, like it’s some kind of weather bomb building up – an unavoidable cyclone of ribbons, bubbly, tarts, cards, pine trees and presents. But this year I’ve decided I’m going to try to not only survive the season, but thrive on the season. I’m going to ‘be in the moment’ and enjoy the camaraderie, the break up events, catching up with family, shopping for thoughtful presents and planning a Christmas brunch menu. I’m also going to do my little bit for those who aren’t so well off. And for that aspect I have to thank Nikki Dew and her team at Families for Families. Read about how she started the charity by having an epiphany when she saw her own family’s Christmas table groaning with delightful food. She sat back in her chair and thought about how good it would be if she could give some of their excess to families in need. It’s a heart-warming article and it’s wonderful to see that Christmas to so many Cantabrians means more than the commercial hype it is so often labelled with (pages 12 and 13). When you think about it, the special things about Christmas are about helping and giving to others, the look on the faces of children when they see Christmas lights (pages 12 and 13) and Santa, and the joy and compassion they learn when they give to other children not so well off. Teach them how to do that with the Pay it Forward Christmas Tree (page 11). And just to ensure you not only survive, but thrive this silly season check out stylist Stephanie Rumble’s Party Wear outfits from around town – after all it’s the time of year we all want to shine.

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aria O’Halloran, CEO of Ballantynes department store, took over the leadership role a year ago following a strong tenure by former CEO Mary Devine who was instrumental in the repair and rebuild of the iconic store following the destructive February 2011 quake. When Ballantynes reopened, at the end of October 2011 with the launch of Re:Start, shoppers were wowed by the refurbished and refreshed store and the sparkling new cosmetics hall. Since then Ballantynes has continuously introduced new brands, concepts and heightened customer service – a large portion of this has been due to the vision and ethos of Maria O’Halloran. I caught up with Maria to find out more about her background, how and where she has been steering Christchurch’s much loved store and her vision for the future…

Maria O’Halloran One year down the track what have been your primary goals and have you achieved them? We had some ambitious goals this year and I am pleased to say that yes, we achieved them. The standouts are that we now offer our customers the opportunity to view our publications and shop online and we have continued to successfully trade in the middle of a building site. In a competitive retail environment what are Ballantynes strengths and how do you plan to increase them? Our core strengths are in our service and quality of merchandise – finding those perfect products that excite and entice and good “old fashioned” customer service. That combination has worked successfully for Ballantynes for 160 years and through our continued focus on good buying, training and development – this can only strengthen.

You had a beauty therapy business in Halswell “Beautiful You” in the early ‘90s was this how your career in business began? I have always had an interest in health and wellbeing and considered going down the homeopathy route or beauty therapy. It was whatever study fitted in around horse riding back then, and yes, I was quite bullish and keen to have my own business. How long were you involved in the beauty industry and where did the association take you? Twenty years or so, I’ve had some amazing experiences and opportunities. The beauty industry enabled me to learn many of the skills required for my role today. Leading a team, marketing, sales, manufacturing, sourcing and of course the view of both the customer and supplier. My last role in beauty was National Sales Manager with Shiseido, reporting to Tokyo. It required me to commute to Auckland as I didn’t want to leave Christchurch. Working for industry giants gave me great insight into the global markets they operate in, along with cultural awareness.

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How long were you Ballantynes beauty brand manager, leading a team of 50, before you were offered the position of CEO? I had been in the role for two years. A wonderful way to learn the ins and outs of the store. It was a huge advantage knowing most of the staff when I changed roles. We have a great team. How many staff do you now lead? We have a permanent staff of 340 across the three branches. That includes all the wonderful Christmas crew who have just come on board to help us during our busiest time of year.

What have been some of the challenges of getting shoppers to return to the CBD and how are you overcoming them? The staff often hear me refer to the store as The Bubble in the Rubble and slowly around us green shoots are appearing. Operating in the middle of a rebuilding city definitely gives us a unique set of challenges – access and parking to say the least. What research do you undertake to ensure you are always providing what the customer desires in an everchanging industry? The key is listening to our customers. On top of that our talented buyers with many years’ experience between them – travel the globe to find the perfect products.

What are three of the most exciting innovations Ballantynes has introduced in the past year? It has been an exciting year for us. Number 1 The introduction of some exclusive and amazing brands – Nespresso boutique, A full Huffer concept, and the Jo Malone installation. Number 2 - Our events and theatre in store – we have achieved some real wows from international standard fashion parades to fabulous and very popular cooking classes. Number 3 – The ability for our customers to view our catalogues and shop online. What makes an effective CEO? A good listener, someone with a vision who will back themselves and take their team on the journey with them. To always remember turnover is vanity, profit is sanity. Who has been your most inspiring mentor? My mother. As a single mum she did an amazing job raising me. We speak every day and her support of me is endless, inspiring and every now and again – grounding! What is your personal philosophy on success in life? Balance. What is your favourite item of clothing? Truthfully – my slippers! Instant comfort from heels to slippers.


Always remember turnover is vanity, profit is sanity.

What is your proudest achievement? Being a parent of two children who, thankfully, have respect and manners.

How do you manage a demanding career with family life? We are just moving into the next phase of family life – the empty nesters. My son has just finished school and will be studying in Auckland next year, and my daughter recently moved out of home. So the juggle has just got a little easier.

What were you doing the last time the thought went through your mind, “I shouldn’t be doing this”? Usually trying to cook something out of a recipe book for the first time. Let’s just say I can’t have a smoke alarm in the kitchen! I encourage my husband to spend as much time in the kitchen as possible.

What music are you enjoying at present? Apparently I have very eclectic taste in music, I enjoy both current and classic… right now I am enjoying the talent NZ produces - Broods.

Which is your favourite café, bar or restaurant in Canterbury? That is easy… ello café in our Contemporary Lounge at Ballantynes. I have pretty much tried the entire cabinet. It’s been a struggle to wean myself of my daily Super Food Muffin fix.

What one book would you suggest everyone read? Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell What pastimes do you enjoy most? We regularly head down to Lake Benmore, I am a keen water-skier. Skiing on glass-like water looking at Mt Cook is a magical moment for me. If you could go back and tell your teenage self something what would it be? Save more spend less…. easier said than done.

What would you like to see in the ‘new’ Christchurch? More parking please. What are you like at parties? I enjoy a good party, however my staying power has certainly reduced as I’ve got older! Next week we have our staff Christmas party – so we will see. What is next on your wish list? Being able to beat my mother at golf!

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Getting arty for charity


House of Travel Rotary ARTarama’s popular art show was held at St Andrew’s College recently. Featuring art work from renowned Christchurch artists, proceeds from the charity auction and art sale went to Nurse Maude.


A Vast range of interior furnishings Hand-crafted quality timber furniture and inspired cultural homewares specialist Vast Interior has opened new premises at 130 Moorhouse Avenue to complement the existing store at 22 Stanley Street next to the Colombo Mall.

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This month at The Russley... November has been a very social month at the Village with Residents enjoying functions to celebrate The Melbourne Cup, NZ Trotting Cup, opening of summer Bowls, Petanque, Stewart Island Salmon Tasting and the Lincoln/Springston Garden Club visit to view the village gardens. A Friday night garden party will be enjoyed by many. We invite you to take a stroll around the village and see for yourself why The Russley is proving to be a desirable location and a great community.

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FASHION: ON THE POLO FIELD How does an evening of fashion, bubbly, canapés, live music and a bit of that most British upper-crust sport – polo – sound to you? Pretty irresistible I would think, especially when it is all in aid of an extremely worthwhile cause – Ronald McDonald House South Island. That is what you can have at FASHION “Fashion on the Polo Field” HOUSES WORKING on Thursday 11 December. STYLE, PORTFOLIO, Tickets cost $60 per ANGELA STONE, person and it all starts at REPERTOIRE, BELLEZA, 6.00pm at the Port Hills ANNAH STRETTON, DEVAL Polo Club on Gilmours AND CA BOUGE OF Road, Tai Tapu. AKAROA WILL HAVE ALL THE LATEST SUMMER TRENDS ON SHOW.



or the past few years Ronald McDonald House South Island (RMHSI) has been hosting the very successful “A Day at the Polo”. This year's event on 13 December is already sold out. So the idea of a lead-up fashion and polo event is a chance for others to experience a great atmosphere and an evening of entertainment and fellowship in the Christmas party spirit while ensuring the ongoing work of the charity. RMHSI has a simple mission – to improve the health and wellbeing of children in hospital by providing free accommodation and support for their families. As many as 30 families can be supported by the organisation's facilities in Christchurch and Invercargill each night and they are never charged for their stay, regardless of whether it is for one night or for many weeks. Indeed, since the beginning of this year 642 families have been supported – some 25,528 bed-nights. Quite staggering statistics. So dress up in your best country-style outfit, gather some friends together and join in the fun. Fashion houses Working Style, Portfolio, Angela Stone, Repertoire, Belleza, Annah Stretton, Deval and Ca Bouge of Akaroa will have all the latest summer trends on show. Andrea Allen of CTV is the MC for the evening and she will introduce the designers and fashion houses and tell the audience a little about each one. As part of the evening a garment donated by each fashion house will be auctioned. Models are donating their time, as are Corkin and Friends hairdressers, the Kristin Stewart School of Makeup, musician Mandy Pickering and Lincoln Hospitality. Judging by the popularity of a “Day at the Polo” tickets for this new “Fashion on the Polo Field” event are going to be very much sought after. So don't leave it too long to book through Lizzie Dyer on 027 225 5221 or by email Numbers are limited.

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Pay it Forward Aussie comedian leapfrogs PC Christmas Tree


his year the Pay It Forward Kiwi's Christmas tree will be at the Christchurch Christmas Light Show at 650 Shands Road, Selwyn from 30 November – 20 December, 8.30pm until late. Children can make a wish and leave a present. Gifts from this worthy charity go to Christchurch's families in need. See the Christmas Lights story on pages 12 and 13.


ustralian comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson is heading to the Christchurch Casino for two massive shows on 1 and 2 December. Leapfrogging political correctness in giant bounds Kevin embodies the spirit of 'Aussie' humour and has performed around the globe from outback pubs to the hallowed halls of the London Palladium. This is Kevin's First of the Final Farewell Tours – Perhaps. He's not really calling it quits but he's out to set a record, contending against some well-known musician s for the 'most comebacks' title. “I see everyone dong their final concerts, so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon,” he explains. “I'll probably get three or four

years out of this and then I'll start doing my comebacks.” Kevin has a swag of new material for his New Zealand tour and says he enjoys the style of humour Kiwis and Australians share. “I like the way Cantabrians can lighten things up. Last time I was here a guy presented me with the book You Know You’re in Christchurch When…” He reckons it's great when we don't take ourselves too seriously. As for the shows themselves, Kevin says audiences can expect anything to happen. “There will b e lots of full frontal nudity from me,” he jokes. “The show revolves on its own axis, I never know night from night what is going in the show. A lot of ad-lib goes in.”The audience could even be in for a new song or two that Kevin's recently penned. One thing's for sure his songs and segues will be pushing the boundaries




op buskers from around the globe will descend on Christchurch once again this summer as the 2015 SCIRT World Buskers Festival releases its line-up for the iconic annual event. Next year's festival is set to host 41 acts from seven countries featuring everything from family friendly street performers and much-loved home grown talent, including The Boy with tape on His Face performing his original show, to decidedly adult world-leading burlesque

artists and comedians. Hot international acts include The Vaudevillians, fresh from a sold out Broadway run, sword-swallowing Miss Behave, “bad girl of burlesque”, Roxie D'Lite and wise-cracking Indiana Jones parody Arizona Jones. New Zealand performers include 2014 Press Critic's Choice winner Dave Ladderman's internationally renowned Mr and Mrs Alexander with Lizzie Tollemache and Penny Ashton's award-winning Jane Austen musical, Promise & Promiscuity.

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It’s beginning to look With nine months of preparation, the Christchurch Christmas Lightshow, at 650 Shands Road, Selwyn, is a work continually in progress that still manages to surprise and overwhelm each year.


t comes as no surprise that there are more lights than ever, but it is the overall effect of these multi-coloured, synchronised lights switching on and off, and thereby creating different worlds around you, that is guaranteed to leave you astounded. Of course, there is also a change in theme each year. Last time, it was a preponderance of Disney characters. This year, it’s a White Christmas, with countless numbers of snowmen everywhere in a white setting of icicles and snow created with lights on the roofs of the home and sheds of the owners, Carl and Maureen Seaward, who have been working on this project since February. The snowmen, and the accompanying polar bears and reindeers, plus the occasional Santa Claus, come in all sizes, both in the main open area, where lights switch on and off different assortments of characters, and in the surrounding sheds, where there are various themes that give us inflatable and dancing characters, plus carousels and Ferris wheels. There is also a large Christmas village made up of small buildings. “Maureen comes up with the theme each year. This time, she suggested White Christmas and everything is designed to tie in with that. It was a great idea because we don’t have a White Christmas in New Zealand. The display on the roof – with shooting stars and snowflakes that appear between the songs – took 1½ months to assemble,” says Carl. It is he who does the technical design and construction work, while Maureen gets together all the fantasy characters. “My wife

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searches the Internet all the time for unique characters. We keep coming up with ideas and just keep adding to it. Only a quarter of Maureen’s total collection is being used this year,” says Carl. And it’s not all Christmas. There is also a spectacular Halloween display, complete with skeletons, strobe lights and inflatable characters, all put together with a pirate theme. “We found putting Halloween and pirates together works really well. It’s very popular, with a positive feedback from so many people,” says Carl.


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The total number of lights used now exceeds half a million. Last year, it was more than 350,000, which had risen from 300,000 the previous year and 100,000 lights in 2011. Carl has lost track of the overall cost this year, although he had budgeted $30,000 for the lights and $15,000 for Maureen’s characters and decorations. Some money is also spent each year on technical refinements. “Basically, it’s a $100,000 light show,” says Carl. During the last couple of years, much of this sum went into the installation of a complex electric system to keep the lights safely glowing.

In 2012, Carl rewired the entire property because Maureen’s characters and ornaments came from the US, where electronics use a higher voltage. Power use has also increased. “In 2012, the system used 28 kilowatts. Last year it was up to 35 kilowatts. Just to get the power grid cost $45,000. I’ve now got a three-phase power circuit with substations that is totally safe,” says Carl. “I now also have two computers running the technical side, with one for the light show, the other for things like searchlights.” The Seawards’ Christmas light show will open to the public at 8.30pm this Friday, November 28, and then will be open until midnight every night until December 30. Admission is $5 per person, with under-twoyear-olds free. Carl explains that Maureen is still suffering from rare and debilitating Lyme disease, which she got from a tick bite in 2009. Some of the admission money will go towards treatment for the illness, which has confined her to a wheelchair. “We have to pay for the medication ourselves because it is not recognised by the New Zealand medical system,” he says.

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A perfect day at the races By Rachel Smith

The sun shone, the horses thundered down the track and thousands of well-dressed men and women joined in the celebrations at Addington Raceway for Cup Day.


t was an outstanding day,” says Charlotte Mooney from Addington, with general opinion from the 23,000 people who attended being that it was the best Cup Day in “It years. There was action on and off the race track, with superstar mare Adore Me winning the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup, and smashing the New Zealand record in the process. Guest of honour on the day was Shane Warne, who enjoyed the excitement of the day and Canterbury hospitality. “Shane presented the sashes for the Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes winners, visited the corporate marquees, interacted with licence holders in the stables and generally soaked up the atmosphere of the great day,” says Charlotte, adding he was an absolute hit with the crowds. As always fashion was a big part of the day with much thought and preparation put into creating that perfect Cup Day outfit. Entrants in the Westfield Riccarton Cup Day Style Stakes showed their personal style on

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the runway which ran through the heart of the Public Village, watched closely by judges, Jackie O'Fee, leading New Zealand Stylist of and a Westfield NZ stylist, Francis Hooper, New Zealand fashion designer and co-creator of World, and Miss World New Zealand, Arielle Garciano. “The show was great and the level of entrants this year made it a pleasure to judge,” said Francis Hooper. Top fashion on the day for the ladies was Anna Campbell, winning the Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Lady, and gaining entry to the semi-finals at Ellerslie, Auckland, in March 2015. Awarded this year for the first time, was runner up Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Lady, presented to Shelly McDonald, with Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Man going to Gunthar Rowe, and The Edge Body Art to Hannah Hamilton, painted by Melodie McColl. For the fashion winners there were wonderful prizes, worth over $20,000, provided by the generous sponsorship of Westfield Riccarton, Air New Zealand, Estee Lauder Companies, Pascoes The Jewellers, Seiko, Peninsular Beachfront Resort in Mooloolaba, Steinlager Pure, The Edge and their client Save My Bacon, and Addington.

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Bloody Mary’s turns one 6


The popular central setting on the corner of Worcester Street and Latimer Square, Bloody Mary’s has just celebrated its first birthday. A lot more sophisticated than most one year olds, the Rydges restaurant offers a great place for lunch and dinner.

1. Richard Uttley (Food and Beverage Manager), Rob McGufficke (General Manager), Sarah Ball (Conference Sales Manager), Adam Salter (Executive Chef), Daniel Greenfield (Revenue Manager) 2. Richard Uttley (Food and Beverage Manager), Trevor Laplanche (Metropol), Colleen Beatty (Canterbury Rebuild) 3. Natalie McLeish, Kayte John 4. Jeremy Stevens, Iain Harvey 5. Susan Claridge, Linda Cain 6. Jane Howe, John Donaldson, Joanne Roskilley 7. Daniel Greenfield, Caroline Blanchfield 8. Abby Ley, Catherine Dix 9. The kitchen Team 10. Hayden Soper, Adam Salter





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By Rachel Smith

Cantabrians care: It was while enjoying Christmas with her family that a moment of realisation came to Nikki Dew. “I just looked at the excess of food on our table and thought if we could only give this to someone in need,” says Nikki.


Nikki Dew

rom one family to another this is exactly what Nikki set out to do, joining forces with the talents of Angelique Bott, Jane Black and Lisa Ferguson, to create Families for Families. What was initially going to be a two year programme to support families in the aftermath of the earthquakes has grown into something much bigger. “$43,000 was raised in our first year alone,' says Nikki. “In fact we worked so incredibly hard we actually achieved that in two months of fundraising. “I JUST The people of Christchurch really believe in what LOOKED AT THE we are doing and everybody wants to be a part of it.” EXCESS OF FOOD 2014 marks the third year of giving food ON OUR TABLE AND packages for Families for Families, with THOUGHT IF WE COULD Harcourts Gold joining the charity as their major sponsor. Harcourts Gold jumped at the ONLY GIVE THIS TO opportunity to give back to the people of SOMEONE IN Christchurch, providing financial assistance NEED.” and superb logistical support helping with the packing of the food packages. “It is fantastic to watch,” says Nikki. “All of these

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Lynette McFadden and the Harcourts Gold team packing food packages. real estate agents give up their time to do the packing and it is frenetic, physical work. They are incredibly efficient and they love doing it.”


Giving to families in need The charity works closely with The Salvation Army, whose work Nikki is quick to praise. “We know that the Salvation Army qualify the people in need,” says Nikki. “They take a holistic approach to finding solutions to help people and they really do make a difference. Putting food on the table is a very real challenge for thousands of families and many of these people have never needed assistance before. It is very sad.” The premise behind the Families for Families is quite simple - those who can afford to, make a donation; with every $20 donation filling two large boxes with a generous amount of meat, produce, tinned food, bread and frozen goods. “We source everything at the lowest possible price,” says Nikki. “New World Fendalton and The Mad Butcher Shirley have been unwavering in their support by providing the staple items at cost, and United Fisheries generously donate 1kg of frozen vegetables for each food package.” While Christmas is their focus, the charity also provides food donations at three other key times across the year - at the start of the school year and twice over winter, with a total of 2,600 food packages each year. This year the Christmas packages will also include a festive treat, with Lynette McFadden

The Families for Families team: Jane Black, Rebecca Kotzikas, John Gardner, Angelique Bott, Nikki Dew, Lisa Ferguson from Harcourts Gold wanting to ensure there was something sparkling in the box to bring some joy to the children. “We all take a very personal approach to what we are doing,” says Nikki “It is heartfelt – from one family to another.” Families for Families have a big year coming up, with plans for a number of major fundraising events throughout the year, including a food and wine event.

“There are also plans to link schools to each other through giving,” says Nikki. “A direct connection between the students could be something wonderful. We need to embed a sense of charity into our children too.” “We would love more people and businesses to come on board. To help a local family in need – just $20 can make such a big difference.” To donate visit

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any people think the accountant’s role is limited to completing their nancial statements,” Jon says. From Jon’s perspective, preparing those nancial statements is just the beginning. It’s about using those statements as a springboard to provide insight into how the business is performing and how it could do better, whether improvement means increasing turnover, reducing expenses or possibly restructuring. By utilising nancial modelling tools, Staples Rodway can stresstest nancial forecasts, helping clients achieve greater clarity and control over their decision making processes. Looking at your historic nancial statements doesn’t necessarily tell you what is going on right now, or what might happen in the months to come. “If you focus on the past, you’re going to miss opportunities presenting themselves now.” Traditionally businesses would spend a lot of time deliberating before making decisions, he says. Today the pace of business is faster, so the decision-making process has changed. While caution is still necessary, it’s more important than ever to be moving forward, correcting issues as they arise. Delay and


indecision have become far more risky options. The cycle of reviewing results, analysing possible improvements and implementing them is now much shorter and more frequent. In this environment, the early mover will further develop their product or service as they go along, analysing and acting on current information. An example is Xero which launched a product that was neither perfect, nor complete. However, they deal with that by continually listening to their customers and acting quickly to add features and remove problems. Key to making fast decisions is current data

and strong analysis. Many businesses are using the cloud and getting current data, but make the mistake of thinking that is enough. The most effective way is to be using trusted professional advisors to help interpret that information, so that business owners and managers can make better informed decisions. Staples Rodway Christchurch Directors Jon Robertson, Jon Teear and Craig Hamilton are specialists at improving business performance. “We’re in a strong position to help good businesses move forward, by helping businesses understand their past results and make better decisions for their future.” For more information on how your business can benet from Staples Rodway’s expertise visit the local branch at 314 Riccarton Road, phone (03) 343 0599.

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Ice Queen’s Cortana and Syesha The team at Alpine Ice in Brougham Street are staging three performances of their version of the hit movie Frozen. The Ice Queen will feature 150 local ice skaters, aged from three to 85 showing off their expertise and flair in an unforgettable performance. Session times are Saturday 20 December at 5pm and on Sunday 21 December at 11am and 5pm. Purchase tickets directly from Alpine Ice or from the EventFinder website. Single tickets are $16, a family of four is $51 and children under four are free. Dress warmly.


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Wine & Food Festival If you haven't booked your tickets for the South Island Wine & Food Festival in Hagley Park on Saturday 6 December you'd better get on to it quickly (, there are still some general admission tickets left at $44.90 + booking fee, but these are selling fast. The festival is well established as the South Island's premier wine and food festival and a must-do event on the Canterbury summer calendar. Wine writer and TV presenter Yvonne Lorkin says it's one of her favourites. “I've attended countless wine and food festivals over the years but this one gets a fivestar rating from me every time – it really is the place to be if you want to get amongst all things taste-related.” More than 40 leading wineries from Waipara, Canterbury, Central Otago, Nelson and Marlborough have been selected to showcase their wines – they will be joined by a selection of top local restaurants and artisan food producers, providing a delicious array of meals and tasting plates to complement the wine. Entertaining and informative seminars by chefs and wine industry experts will also feature. For more information, visit or the Facebook page.

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Terry & Terror to Love

By Samantha Bagrie

It was an astounding result with Terror to Love winning the 2013 New Zealand Cup for the third time last year, but this time he would have made the history books. From the moment he stepped onto the track at Addington this year Cantabrians, who have embraced him, cheered and clapped and a helicopter flew over with signage saying, Go Terror to Love Go, Good Luck!


error to Love had a huge race when he went to the lead in the middle stages and the crowds went wild. But, it was not to be; he was gallant in defeat with a commendable fourth. The owner of Terror to Love, Terry McDonald is a humble guy who has been involved in the Harness Racing industry for over 50 years. Terry not only gives time and money into the industry but enjoys giving back; he sponsors races and is a member of the Canterbury Breeders Association. He is fully involved with charity work with organisations such as, City Mission, Kids' Christmas parties, Starship Children's Hospital and fundraising charity auctions where recently he bought art work from the Cancer Society. Terry also works with troubled youth providing that needed extra guidance, putting them on the right track and giving them a second chance of becoming a good citizen. He also supports the IHC. Terry has had many horses with much success in New Zealand and Australia. At the moment, he has 20 horses in training, 65 in total and quite a few ran during Cup Week, including a contender in the Cup called Seel

N Print who Terry bred and TERRY sold to Australia. Having HAS HAD MANY horses in the Cup is the HORSES WITH MUCH most rewarding and SUCCESS IN exciting opportunity for NEW ZEALAND every owner and trainer, Terry McDonald AND AUSTRALIA. as for Terry, he has AT THE MOMENT, been dreaming about passed away recently. Ken was HE HAS 20 HORSES having a horse win the also part of the racing industry IN TRAINING, Cup since visiting the and owned many horses; Ken's AND 65 IN race track as a child, his horse, For a Reason, finished third TOTAL. dream certainly came true. in the NZ Cup. Terry has other interests Terry is a successful businessman besides race horses; he enjoys who has his own company Resource watching rugby and league. He is a Recycling, which imports and exports scrap sporting enthusiast and enjoys a good bet metal to many countries around the world. on all sports games and racing. Because of his busy work schedule he is He liked Terror from the word go. Terry's always informed by trainers Paul and Graham first impressions of him as a two-year-old in Court of Terror to Loves' progress and the sapling stakes was that he had workouts. tremendous speed, ability, stamina, Terry McDonald is proud that Terror has intelligence and great presence. Terry is not made a substantial contribution to history by complete without his family around him on being one of only three horses to have won in race day, Janine his daughter, who has three consecutive Cup wins since inception. multiple sclerosis, has been a loyal Terror will continue to have a presence in the supporter since day one. Unfortunately harness racing industry in New Zealand with a Terry's brother Ken, who he was close to, future at stud after his racing career finishes.

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Drapes to dĂŠcor and everything in between

Cashmere Primary’s Gaelic gathering

Canterbury Drapes is passionate about creativity and having fun doing it, so as well as developing a new studio at 37 Kennedys Bush Road, Halswell for clients to visit, the company has added selective giftware, workshops for bespoke lampshades with all the accessories, Van Gogh Fossil Paint Workshops and an online shop.

Cashmere Primary recently hosted a Family Ceilidh to raise funds for Year 8 trip to Wellington. Featuring Scottish dancing, bagpipes, a great band, whiskey and of course some haggis at the door, with Lindsay Welch from Mike Pero lending his auctioneering skills to the event.

1. Colleen Bennetts (Owner), Jo Herbert 2. Nicky Moloney, Wayne Taylor, Mike Moloney 3. Darren Clark, Hamish Lamont 4. Stu Whitehead, Renee Porter, Helen Wyman 5. Sharleen Jarvis, Nicky Moloney 6. Tracey Pawson and Andre Almond 7. Staff: Colleen, Jo, Sharleen and Molly 5



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1. Alan Prince, Clayton Ragg, Cameron Parker 2. Rob and Claire Kelly 3. Cara Cumberpatch, Annie Rodgers, Julie Calder 4. Caroline Stockman, Jen Duncan 5. Susan Dyson, Katrina Beresford 6. Charlotte Parker, Nicola Ragg 7. Katie Martin, Mike Bickers


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Christmas curiosity cabinet

By Hans Petrovic

Quirky ideas, clever gifts and a play on words are inter-related themes of the art work on display in the Christmas Curiosity Cabinet exhibition, which opens at the Longueville Gallery, 82 Otahuna Road, Tai Tapu, on Friday, November 28, at 5.30pm.

Katrina Perano

Demarnia Lloyd Harris


he idea came from a group of well-known women artists who wanted to get together and have some fun around the idea of Christmas-giving – and they certainly have. The artists include…

Blanche Fryer

Donna Demente

Anna Korver

Anna Korver, a former Cantabrian now living in Taranaki, is an award-winning sculptor who divides her time between her own gallery and participating in symposiums around the world. She is best known for her graceful and sensuous female form, and works in wood, stone, bronze and, more recently, glass. Donna Demente is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning artist who now lives in Oamaru. Her unique and slightly eccentric style is apparent in her beautifully evocative, sensual feminine faces. Blanche Fryer is best known as a ceramic artist who creates whimsical characters that tell a

story and is a master at a clever and often humorous play on words. Sarah Rutland Sims is a mosaic artist with a gift for creating beautiful works of art from broken or discarded treasures of the past. Demarnia Lloyd Harris is an artist who loves to work in the miniature. Her tiny paintings are exquisite and captivating images on surprising backgrounds. Katrina Perano is an extraordinary artist who uses many different mediums to express her organic and passionate style. Her love of nature and clever sense of humour combine to delight and intrigue.


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By Rachel Smith

High flying foodies He flies through the air, propelled by the blades of a hand beater, straight into Kingsford Kitchen.



POPPING IN FOR A or the family business with a love of flying and food, there are uncanny COFFEE OR SANDWICH connections for Continental with their ON THEIR WAY TO WORK, new residence at Kingsford Smith Drive in TO A RELAXED A LA CARTE Southbrook – there is the journey of Charles LUNCH SHARING A SELECTION Kingsford-Smith himself who landed in a OF SMALL PLATES OVER A nearby field, a photograph of founder GLASS OF WINE, KINGSFORD Joan's grandmother in the same plane, and son Andrew who flew Kingsford Smith's KITCHEN OFFERS A SAMPLE commemorative flight with the Royal New OF THE MANY Zealand Air Force. FLAVOURS OF Kingsford Kitchen is based at the new home CONTINENTAL. of Continental, producing hand crafted food for the local community, and bringing the Continental family together under one roof for the first time. For those popping in for a coffee or sandwich on their way to work, to a relaxed a la carte lunch sharing a selection of small plates over a glass of wine, Kingsford Kitchen offers a sample of the many flavours of Continental. They have created a welcoming space, a mix of industrial lines and home comfort, with a glimpse into the secret world of their production kitchen next door. From here all their food is prepared, including 5-star cuisine for events of all sizes and for the kitchen itself. The new location is now home to the many faces of Continental - on site there is a large warehouse specifically for their marquees, an event catering centre, onsite laundry and wash up facilities, as well as the production kitchen. It also provides a base for their team, many of whom have been working with the Ward family since it all began 49 years ago. Visit Continental on Facebook to see what Kingston Kitchen has to offer, or better yet pop in for a taste at 6 Kingsford Smith Drive, Southbrook - open Monday to Friday 7am–5pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am–4pm.

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1. Michela Carnevale, Vanessa Stowers (owner), Penny Corbin 2. Jenn Bestwick, Georgia English, Michela Carnevale 3. Roger McKinnon, Christine Williams-Daly, Samie Stowers 4. Anne Cox, Penny Corbin 5. Lisa & Alastair Wood 6. Celia & Pete Madden 7. Lisa Marriott, Lauren Beckwith, Chris Perry, Vanessa Stowers 8. Georgia English Photos by: Jane Wyles Photography copies from:

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By Melinda Collins

THE DEVELOPER, THE BUILDING: each ‘one of a kind’ Stephen Collins doesn’t do things by halves. When he created Collins Real Estate in 1972 it grew to the largest in its market before amalgamating with Harcourts to form what is now the largest real estate brand in the country. Today Harcourts has more than 800 offices now spanning nine countries.


t was Stephen and his team who developed the original technology, systems, training and education programmes never before seen in New Zealand which have helped make Harcourts the global leader it is today. “Many years ago I met the national sales manager for BMW and he told me Harcourts sales people and business owners were collectively BMW’s biggest customer in New Zealand. “That’s when I knew we were on our way,” Stephen laughs. It was with this same gusto that he approached his most recent development at 151 Cambridge Terrace. A striking six level, riverinspired building on the boundary of

the Avon River precinct to be completed in February, 151 Cambridge Terrace is, much like Harcourts, a stand-out for the city and a tribute to the man himself who proves time and time again to be a leader, not a follower. Despite the city’s physical disfigurement, Stephen remains one of its most fervent supporters. He may have lost several buildings during the earthquakes and as a result of the consequential Government blueprint, but he’s never been one to shy away from a challenge. On February 22, 2011 Stephen was 2500 kilometres up the Amazon on a boat. Returning from dinner, he flicked on the television. “The first thing I saw was the Pynes building on the ground.


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People died in that building and I owned it.” Weeks were spent in front of the Royal Commission to determine liability. And, while there was none, it was a harrowing experience. He’d already attempted to purchase the PGC building prior to his successful acquisition in 2009. “It was built by the Ministry of Works for the Drainage Board and it was one of the most over-specced and overbuilt properties in Christchurch. “I wanted to buy it because it would be really safe.” A property investor, Stephen’s income literally disappeared post-quake, then the Government began purchasing his properties which fell in the frame. “So we went through a period of uncertainty and I thought ‘do you go buy something existing, do you go to another city, another country, what do you do to replace your investment income?” “I looked at what was happening in Christchurch and I thought if everybody takes their money and goes elsewhere, we’re not going to have a Christchurch.” There’s more than a sense of a soft spot for the city where his mother arrived during the war and his father followed in 1946. It’s a tangible affection and one he’s willing to share. “Christchurch has been good to me, it has been my business base for most of my life and I felt I had a responsibility to reinvest back into the city.” Stephen had some land he could have rebuilt on, but that was never going to be on the scale he envisioned. He wanted to be by the river, he didn’t want to be in the Government’s redevelopment zone and he wanted to be outside the controls of the central business district. “My first criteria was position,” Stephen says. “Secondly I wanted it to be the safest building in Christchurch and the third criteria was I wanted to be able to drive past the building in 10 years and still be proud of it.” He found what he was looking for in the Cambridge Terrace site and set about creating something one of a kind. “This is the first time

“I looked at what was happening in Christchurch and I thought if everybody takes their money and goes elsewhere, we’re not going to have a Christchurch.” that I’ve built a building where the finished product looked better than the architect’s render,” he says proudly. Stephen is passionate about the future of the central city space and, although he says the suburban pockets of activity spread far and wide aren’t ideal, he believes there will be a second wave of central city activity in the future, if we can create the vibrancy to encourage it in time for leases elsewhere to expire. A university campus, performing arts, theatre, bars and restaurants, together with anything which will encourage people into our central business district is to be encouraged, but some serious thought needs to go into CBD access and parking. “My vision is for an exciting, beautiful, modern, user-friendly city that works financially and economically as a place we can live in and enjoy.” He’s been busy getting @Tony’s Teppan Yaki Restaurant back in business after two years and 151 Cambridge Terrace is preparing for its February opening, but Stephen doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. In fact, he has just purchased a Category 2 Homestead which was

severely damaged in the quake and he is committed to restore back it to its former glory, he’s busy making decisions on some land he still owns in the central city and as well as his own children who both live in the UK he now has a new family with a nine and ten year old to keep him on his toes. That’s not even including the committees he’s involved with; he’s on the board of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, CPIT and the Christchurch Heritage Trust, and he’s still on the Harcourts International Board of Directors, although he has retired from his position as Chairman of Lane Neave Lawyers after 10 years he still supports a number of organisations and charities in Christchurch. “There’s a wonderful old Chinese proverb that really scares me to be honest, and it goes like this ‘House finished, man die’. So when you’ve had a busy life I don’t think you can just turn off the switch and say I’m going to sit at home and watch TV now. “You’ve got to keep your brain going, you’ve got to have challenges, you have got to have excitement.”

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By Hans Petrovic

In honour of Charles Luney Charles Seymour Luney lived to the grand age of 101 and, during his 80year career as a builder, his company constructed many of Christchurch's most important buildings.


ow, lmmaker Samuel Miller has spent more than 10 years putting together a documentary, “Charles Luney – Master Builder”, about this remarkable man. Samuel began the interviews for this lm back in 2003 but completion of the project was interrupted by the earthquakes. The documentary was only recently nished and will have its rst public screening at the Hollywood Cinema, at Sumner, at 8pm on Sunday, November 30.

Filmmaker, Samuel Miller A West Coaster, Samuel had never heard of Luney until a friend, who was in the building business, suggested that he make a lm about Luney, who is included in the Twelve Local Heroes bronze busts in Worcester Boulevard, outside the Christchurch Arts Centre.


Born in Lyttelton in June 1905 and dying in November 2006, Luney founded his own rm, C.S. Luney Ltd, in 1926. Four years later, the company completed its rst major project, the Radiant Hall, which later became known as the Repertory Theatre in Kilmore Street. The rm continued to grow and went on to construct a number of prominent Christchurch buildings, including the Christchurch Town Hall, Princess Margaret Hospital, Christchurch Public Hospital extensions, the Central Library, the Park Royal Hotel and the CBS Canterbury Arena, which is the South Island's largest indoor arena, now known as the Horncastle Arena. Many were designed by the architects Warren and Mahoney. Luney's wife, Ena, who died ve years before him, had said of him that he was “too busy to grow old”. He was survived by their

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four daughters, 12 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Film director Samuel Miller managed to interview Luney a couple of times for the documentary, with his commentary taking up a major part of the lm. The director was also fortunate enough to lm Luney's constructions just before the Christchurch earthquakes. Having converted Christchurch to a modern city of gleaming buildings, Luney left a lasting epitaph to a life well lived. To honour Luney's magnicent contributions to the character of our city, this Sunday's screening of “Charles Luney – Master Builder” at the Hollywood Cinema will be introduced by the Wizard of Christchurch. A Website, www.charlesluneythe, with more information about Luney and the lm has also recently been opened.



Summer diamonds Sunburnt deserts and a hit of retro Californian glamour were designer Deanna Didovich's inspiration for Diamonds, Ruby's covetable spring/summer 2014 collection.


hot in Sydney's surreal Cronulla Sand Dunes, the Ruby Diamonds campaign captures the beauty of the natural environment at dawn. Renowned Australian photographer Steven Chee worked his magic yet again, illuminating the magnificent Valentina with first light. Ruby designer Deanna Didovich explains: “This season I was intrigued with the idea of weaving still life images through our campaign to compliment and highlight the amazing Valentina. Delicate white Cyclamens and vibrant Magnolia blooms were perfect against the crystal sand dunes.� The Ruby Spring/Summer 2014 Diamonds collection is in store and online at

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Spring Fashion hits the ‘burbs’ 5 6


1. Jill Lee, Gabrielle Urquhart, Pam Clarke, Nicola Fitzsimmons 2. Mahboubeh Wall, Stephanie Rumble, Donna Miles 3. Elizabeth Chesterman, Jane Sheriff 4. Rebecca Gregg, Mackenzie Tait 5. Suzie Howden, Caroline Pickett 6. Jill Sanders, Ayeisha Thornley 7. Claire Dorrance, Sophie Bonnington 8. Tracey Prince, Paula Baudet 9. Andrea & Vern Bailey 10. Andrea Moore, Amy Wright, Leanne Brown 11. Kirsty Binnie, Leanne Gilray

Merivale Mall's annual fashion show was a big hit on Thursday October 23. Eighteen stores offered designer, signature looks on the runway with a “Springtime in the Avenues” theme with proceeds from the event going to The Cancer Society and Daffodil House.


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Fashion Made in New Zealand is one of their founding principles, as well as designing clothing which looks and feel great.




rom their home at The Tannery, Chalkydigits sell their lines of men's and women's wear, designed and manufactured locally using beautiful and sustainable fabrics. “For us there are so many reasons why making our clothing locally is a good idea,” says Teresa Scott from Chalkydigits. “We can monitor the quality of the clothing, ensure safe and fair working conditions, make garments in short runs and so keep them more unique and special, keep our carbon footprint small, and by s upporting

New Zealand's manufacturing industry we are keeping skills and jobs here and ensuring we remain a self-sufficient nation.” Their move into The Tannery earlier this year brings their offices, warehouse and shop together for the first time, and teams them with other like-minded independent boutiques and locally made brands. “The best thing about having our new shop is that we can finally meet our customers face-toface.


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made right here It's so heart-warming for us to hear good on their women's garments including Songbird stories about their favourite pieces from Silky Overlay, Flaxen Curl and Tui Organic Chalkydigits,” says Teresa. “We are noticing Tops, with Teresa saying they continue to be an upsurge of interest in locally-produced very popular pieces. goods and are really glad that more and more Chalkydigits foster a strong connection with people care enough to question where their the world around them, having previously clothes come from and how they are made.” supported conservation projects including the In the men's range there are cheeky relocation of the South Island robin kiwiana tees and durable pants back to Chalky Island, and and shorts, for women there assisting with the protection of IN THE are dresses and skirts bright kok ako in Kaharoa Forest. MEN'S RANGE with colour and pattern, Environmental work has THERE ARE CHEEKY created with bres such now been integrated into KIWIANA TEES AND as their beautiful tencel their daily business, with DURABLE PANTS AND and cotton-silk blends, 5% of all sales from their SHORTS, FOR WOMEN and New Zealand website and store merino. allocated towards a THERE ARE DRESSES “We are always conservation fund. AND SKIRTS BRIGHT pleasantly surprised at “We have a soft spot WITH COLOUR AND how adventurous our for our unique birdlife and PATTERN. customers are with colours currently have our eye on a and prints,” says Teresa. “We particularly cheeky parrot who love to try and give them could really do with some love,” something new, something fresh and says Teresa, of their upcoming something a bit quirky.” conservation work. This summer they continue their Visit Chalkydigits at the Boardwalk in The collaboration with West Coast artist Mary Tannery, at, or at their Louise Anderson. Mary Louise's work came to hugely popular Summer Pop Up Sale. Back the attention of Chalkydigits designer Liz for three days only, from Friday 28 – Sunday Collins a few years ago, with Mary Louise's 30 November at Inverson Terrace off graph ics part of their last three summer Moorhouse Avenue the sale offers the chance seasons. to snap up some fantastic deals, support local Her New Zealand inspired images feature industry and look great over summer.

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s owner, designer and manager of Florian Rhodes at The Tannery, she is able to do this and much more, creating high quality leather goods in Christchurch. From designs that have been refined over the past 50 years, Michelle adds her own finishes splashes of red and Italian print leather, silky cowhide and shades of lotus, cream, antique and sienna. “I’m a strong believer of being in control of what you make,” says Michelle with responsible manufacturing and preservation of local skills an important part of the business. “If you buy our bags you are buying something unique that is made in Christchurch.” From their workshop and outlet store at 163 Ferry Road, leather and hide are carefully cut and stitched. The cutting of the hide is an art in itself, says Michelle, with a lot of time taken to choose hide patterns for each particular section. “The cowhides we use are the best in the world,” says Michelle, with all cowhide sourced locally from the South Isl and. They produce a wide array of products from the hide, and their leather which is sourced from reputable tanneries in Italy. From sturdy hat leather travel bags and hand bags of all sizes, to clutches, purses, diary, book and iPad covers, and floral leather toilet bags, Florian Rhodes is much more than just a bag shop. “I love the design aspect,” says Michelle, with her love of travel an inspiration for many of the new designs which will appear in their new winter range.

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They are practical and stylish, including a travel wallet made for a family, passport holders and the perfectly thought out toilet bag. A unique make to order service is offered through their store and website, where customers can choose a preferred colour to use with their range of designs, including selecting specific cow hides – all of which gives their customers the opportunity to find the exact product they are after and also to be part of the creative pro cess.

range, which currently consists of an overnight bag designed with her husband in mind, as well as oil skin toilet bags and roll ou t bags. Luxurious cashmere shawls sourced through Michelle’s travel to Mongolia, cushions featuring the work of New Zealand artist Miranda Jane Caird, “The fur accessories, and black and cowhides white calf hides for the floor or we use are the wall feature throughout the best in the world,” store. They also stock a huge says Michelle, with range of beautiful imported Florian Rhodes archive all cowhide sourced clutches, from casual to includes hundreds of locally from the special occasion, and Crystalp designs from founder South Island. jewellery with its bright Florian Furjan, a Hungarian Swarovski rings, necklaces and craftsman who began the bracelets. business back in 1958. Michelle It is their leather goods though that intends to release selected designs remain in your memory long after you have left over the coming years, adding fresh finishes to the store - the time, care and passion in the timeless pieces, with all lines produced in creating luxury products that will last forever, limited numbers. for the local market. They are also looking to extend their men’s

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Energetic little green bean As a modern apothecary that cares for its community, Health 2000 in Merivale is always on the lookout for emerging natural health solutions. Its product of choice for vitality and confidence this summer is Top Secret Nutrition's L-Carnitine Plus Green Coffee Bean Extract, which we learned more about …


op Secret Nutrition is a leading provider of weight management and sports nutrition solutions. Its unique supplement L-Carnitine Plus Green Coffee Bean Extract is a blend designed to support energy and metabolism. It comes in the form of 60 easily digestible caps, and loaded with 800mg of green coffee extract per serving, it is an ideal choice for those looking to lean out and feel good during the process. The green coffee extract is extracted from coffee beans that have not yet been roasted. There are two key compounds in unroasted coffee beans: caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid in green coffee extract have been clinically studied and suggested to have several beneficial effects on weight management. The other key ingredient, L-carnitine, is a naturally occurring amino acid that plays a vital role in promoting the management of fat. It functions as a transporter of fatty acids into the mitochondria, the metabolic furnace of the cell, and as such it has been suggested that an adequate supply of L-carnitine is necessary for the maintenance of good health and energy. The team at Health 2000 Merivale are very particular about what is offered to customers. They say this synergistic fat management supplement meets their high standard of approval, with its natural properties believed to be

effective in releasing and managing stored fat, and stimulating metabolism to support body fat reduction and lipolysis, while boosting energy. They understand that customers want to look and feel confident at all times, particularly during the summer. They recommend that customers go in for a friendly chat to find out which solution best meets their needs. Speaking to a Health 2000 expert eliminates wasting time and money self-diagnosing and buying products that may not be quite right.

Health 2000 Merivale can be found at Merivale Mall and is open seven days a week. If you have any pre-existing medical condition, are pregnant or lactating, consult a healthcare professional prior to use. Always read the label and take as directed. Use in conjunction with a balanced diet and exercise.


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ras N Things new season swimwear range offers a variety of deep hues with a choice of bold prints, bright orals and monochrome and laser cut patterns. Each has its own unique style with a retro vibe, pretty frills or a cut-out bikini. The range caters to every individual's taste with the choice of a bikini that is strapless or with a halter neck top. The collection also includes a swimsuit to show off your gure. With a wide selection to choose from you'll be ready to dive into summer…

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Spirit of ‘slow’ fashion Well-known Central Otago fashion designer Christina Perriam has unveiled Perriam, her new luxury lifestyle fashion brand.

smile spa Oct – Nov special offers. Race into Christmas looking your best! Book either of these 2 offers and receive a Linden Leaves special take home gift. Express manicure + express pedicure, and complimentary brow wax and tint. Total only $75 Full body spray tan + express pedicure, and complementary nail polish. Total only $90

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erriam produces New Zealand-made merino clothing that embodies the comforting luxury inherent in the spirit of the high country. The heart of the label is Christina's family and their farm, Bendigo Station in Central Otago – a place of rich history, pioneering spirit and enduring natural beauty. Bendigo, also the home of the famous merino wether, the late Shrek the Sheep, hosted an exclusive catwalk show for the launch of the first Perriam Woman Summer 2015 Collection, last month. The Merino Shop in Tarras Village – home to Christina's original labels 'Christina Perriam' and 'Suprino Bambino' – has undergone renovations to include the collection and the online shop is open. The launch has been a huge milestone for Christina, who has been designing women's wear and baby/children's clothing for the past 10 years. “The continuing growth of Suprino Bambino and Christina Perriam made me feel it was time to develop a united lifestyle brand that sat under the one label. Perriam was an easy choice because it is my last name and embodies my heritage,” Christina says. “I want to create a brand that is a household name. Perriam is about luxuriating in life, slowing down. It's about slow fashion, not fast fashion, but it is fashion-forward. I want to share the spirit of the high country and the history and natural beauty of Bendigo Station though my collections. Perriam presents merino that is everyday-wearable and cool at the same time.”


Effortlessly cool for summer “Are you going to dress to impress and look effortlessly cool this summer?” ask the girls at Craze Fashion in Kaiapoi…


he festive season with its many activities and events from long lunches to work do's, barbeques and evenings out is upon us, followed closely by high summer sun and holidays. So what will you be wearing as the season hots up? Metropol caught up with Craze Boutique's owner Sherie to discover her picks of the season… Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ

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Beauty, relaxation & wellbeing

Jo Robertson, Shirleen Oakley, Vanessa Sheridan

We live in a fast, action-packed world, but when you enter All About the Girl, normal life ceases to exist. It becomes, you might say, all about the girl.


beauty salon nestled comfortably in Merivale’s Leinster Road, it is also a place of tranquillity. It is a haven of indulgence and a place where life’s stress, family worries and work strains suddenly melt away. Together new owners Shirleen Oakley and Jo Robertson, supported by Therapist Vanessa Sheridan, have redeveloped existing business Bella Diva into an advanced Skin Specialist and Beauty Therapy Salon. As qualified and registered Beauty Therapists and Makeup A rtists they offer professional, safe and hygienic treatments. They are proud to say that offering treatments of the highest quality, as well as impeccable hygiene and safety, are a top priority for them. Everything is medically sterilised, with no double dipping or recycled wax, as they believe their clients deserve the best service possible. The newly developed salon offers an amazing array of facials, peels, hot stone and Swedish massages, waxing and tinting, manicur es and pedicures, makeup and spray-tanning. Specialising in weddings and formals, All About the Girl is a one stop formal and bridal party shop, offering pre-event tanning and beauty treatments, through to full makeup on the day. Using the salon-only mineral makeup,

THE NEWLY DEVELOPED SALON OFFERS AN AMAZING ARRAY OF FACIALS, PEELS, HOT STONE AND SWEDISH MASSAGES, WAXING AND TINTING, MANICURES AND PEDICURES, MAKEUP AND SPRAY-TANNING. Curtis Collection by Victoria, they can assist any lady in enhancing their beauty for every special occasion. They also run beauty classes, teaching the tricks of the trade to 3-4 ladies at a time, a fun and new way of learning about makeup application with your friends.

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The team at All About the Girl state: “We have a strong belief in the link between the physical, mental and spiritual aspect of a person. For us it is about caring for the person as a whole, and looking at their health, the holistic link between st ress, confidence and wellbeing. We emphasise the importance of self-care and taking time for yourself. We welcome both ladies and men and feel it is imperative that every client leaves feeling special and pampered. It's not just about beauty, but confidence, welcoming and accepting people, and having the privilege of giving them the relaxation, healing and care they deserve.” An example of their philosophy of caring for people as a whole, is the salon's support and work with th e charity Look Good Feel Better, who provide free beauty workshops, helping women with cancer learn about makeup and skincare. For the last 22 years, Shirleen has been a tutor for Look Good Feel Better in Canterbury, and was presented with a Lipstick Legend Award from the charity in honour of all her hard work and dedication. Her passion for helping these women reconnect with themselves has introduced Vanessa and Jo to a cause which both they, and the salon, have embraced. Visit th e beauty salon at 112 Leinster Road, Merivale, open six days a week open late Tuesdays and Thursdays, phone (03) 355 0637, mobile 021 270 7798, website

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Personal healthcare professionals A bright new interior, knowledgeable and understanding staff, and a wide variety of products and services are just a few of the reasons why Kendal Pharmacy is touted by locals as a true community treasure.


or over 36 years, pharmacist John Sutton has been providing quality, personal healthcare to his local Burnside community. These days, John is joined in the dispensary by Rosella and Jennifer, and in the shop, by his wife Lynn and Jacqui, who together ensure all the needs of the local community are met. Although we may be loathe to admit it, as we grow older our memory often decreases as our medication increases – and this can be a dangerous combination. John also understands that after being prescribed medication by the doctor, people often need further assistance when it comes to taking that medication correctly. In these instances, he makes home visits when required and the pharmacy also offers Medico Paks – see-through blister pockets containing medication in the right dosages for the right time of day – a lifesaver for busy people and for those requiring multiple medications. Saving a costly trip to the doctor, John can also dispense contraceptive pills and medication

The Kendal Phamacy team for UTI infections. Jacqui is Kendal Pharmacy's resident natural healthcare expert. Highly qualified and extremely helpful to boot, Jacqui provides professional advice on the use of vitamins and supplements, the most popular of which are often on special. Another way Kendal Pharmacy rewards its loyal customers is through its card-less loyalty program – one dollar spent earns one point. With Christmas already knocking at our doors, Kendal Pharmacy stocks a large selection of gifts for the whole family. Next time you're picking up your prescription be sure to

take some time to explore the retail section and you may be able to cross a couple of Christmas gifts off your list without even shopping around. In fact, rounding out the services provided by this compact little powerhouse is the Post Shop, so you'll even be able to post those pressies. Kendal Pharmacy has recently broken its ties with Amcal to become fully independent again, so it can more effectively meet the unique needs of its local community. Visit Kendal Pharmacy at 64 Kendal Avenue, Burnside. Open 8.50am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Phone 358 8714.


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Swish Summer Hair booking system, with Rachel recommending clients book now for their pre-Christmas styling. Rodney Wayne Riccarton will be open extended hours, from 9am – 10pm from 15 – 23 December, and will be open every day over the holiday season, except Christmas Day itself. Visit or give Rachel and her team a call on 341 7995 to get your best summer hair.

There are warm copper tones for hair this season, and Rodney Wayne at Westfield Riccarton know just how to bring out your best summer look.


ith copper tones ranging from bright to gentle, salon owner Rachel Legge, says that cuts for the coming season are versatile, ranging from the return of the pixie cut to one length long styles. Just as important for great looking hair is ensuring you provide the extra touch of care needed over summer. Exposure to salt, sun and chlorine means hair can easily become dry and colours may fade quickly. Rachel recommends the Kérastase Soleil specific summer range, including shampoo, conditioner, mask and protective micro mist, which provides everything you need to keep your hair in great condition. During the month of December clients have two chances to win fabulous prizes at the salon. Clients who book an appointment for following months will go into the draw to win $400 worth of prizes, including hair care products and services, while those who have a cut and colour before 5 December have the chance to win a gorgeous hair getaway. Getaway prizes


include a personalised style session with the Rodney Wayne Art Team, two nights for two at the Hilton Auckland and $500 cash. The salon is also very pleased to welcome a familiar face back to the team, with the return of Jess McConnochie, a previous floor manager. “I'm very excited to have her here,” says Rachel, with Jess taking on a new role as salon manager. Making your appointment has just been made that much easier through their new online

REBOOKING DRAW to the value of $500 if you rebook in the month of December, for the New Year From 15th Dec open 9am til 10pm Get your xmas booking in now!

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Surrender to pure relaxation As the year draws to a close, there is no better way to treat yourself, or those you love, than to take some time to truly relax and unwind with a range of luxurious spa therapies at the award winning Champs-Elysées Day Spa, located in Merivale.


scape the stresses of everyday life and surrender to an experience of luxurious pampering in a serene environment promoting pure relaxation. Champs-Elysées Day Spa has become famous for its decadent pamper packages, restorative body treatments, speciality massage and luxury facials, including the latest in cosmetic technologies - IPL, Microdermabrasion, Peels and Dermal rolling - all combined with premium, specially formulated skin care products. An impressive range of beauty services are also on offer including make-up, waxing, tinting, lash extensions, spray tanning, manicures and pedicures. Champs-Elysées gift vouchers make giving the perfect gift so simple. They have just unveiled the

brand new Summer Essence Spa Package, featuring the divine Pure Fiji products. Offering you a saving of over $100, this three-hour spa package includes a luxury facial complete with a heavenly scalp ritual and neck and shoulder massage plus luxury Manicure and Pedicure with divine hand and foot scrub and glorious massage with exotic blends of Pure Fiji oils. The Summer Essence Spa Package will make a truly memorable gift and includes a complimentary glass of bubbly or orange juice. For couples, you have the option of enjoying your spa experience together in the intimate couple's suite. A beautifully packaged gift voucher from Champs-Elysées Day Spa is a wonderful and unique corporate gift idea, or for something extra special, the exclusive Champs-Elysées Diamond Club is a 12-month membership providing monthly

CHAMPS-ELYSÉES GIFT VOUCHERS MAKE GIVING THE PERFECT GIFT SO SIMPLE. facials, monthly beauty treatments, a luxurious Spa Party and additional membership discounts. If loyal and hard-working staff deserve something special, a gift voucher is a thoughtful token of appreciation. Clients are welcome to visit ChampsElysées Day Spa to purchase a gift voucher off street parking is provided at 10 Webb Street. Gift vouchers can also be purchased online, and a personalised and beautifully packaged gift voucher will be sent directly to the recipient. To find out more, phone the friendly team on (03) 365 3630 or visit them online at

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Honouring the magic of books & gifts A

Technology brings us all sorts of opportunities, but there is nothing that matches the touch and feel, the smell, anticipation and authenticity of turning the pages of a good book. There is not a kindle, tablet or ereader in the world that delivers this satisfaction.


“Your friendly book and gift store since 2007”

For every book of Quake Cats sold, Emma's at Oxford is donating $5 to Cat Rescue Christchurch.

nd, as the retail world of books is slowly being strangled by its online cousins, Emma's at Oxford is one bookshop honouring the magic of books. As a major literary lover, Emma confesses to being a total "cook book tart!" Her collection is incredible and there would be few retail outlets that could match it. And, as the trend of the Paleo diet, the sugar free lifestyle and whole food revolution increases, so too does the demand for the many books she sells on the topic. There is an immense collection of children's literature - both for recreational reading and with an educational twist. Books about New Zealand take pride of place with other popular selections about interior design, craft, sport, trains and gardening. In fact, here you will find many books you will struggle to find elsewhere. Emma's at Oxford is far more than just books - it's a treasure trove of gift ideas for everyone. With Christmas fast approaching, Emma and team pride themselves on being able to assist people in their gift buying. "We do everything possible to make it easy for people. "If you can't come and see us, you can shop online or you can call us and we can chat about who you are buying for and make


recommendations. We can send you an email with a variety of options, you can select and then we can dispatch the gift (wrapped if needed) to the buyer or direct to the receiver.” Christmas decorations have been flying out the doors for weeks and Emma comments that other popular items include jewellery, luxurious quality Merino Mink clothing, children's gifts - especially craft sets, homewares and other treats. For those who want an exceptional shopping experience - the short country drive to Oxford is a great trip and at the heart of your day will be the time you spend in Emma's. In the seven years it has been open it has forged an incredible reputation. Get out there and see for yourself. Find them online or on Facebook or call (03) 312 3432.

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Christmas kicks off in Kaiapoi


The buzz is back in Kaiapoi, according to long-time main street retail resident Michael Blackwell of Blackwell’s Department Store.


he river is looking fantastic, we’ve got new shops and cafes to enjoy, and the brand new library and service centre isn’t far away. There’s a real buzz of positivity in the township, which is refreshing for everyone after the last four years. And it’s just in time for Christmas too. “It’s a really exciting time in Kaiapoi’s history and it’s great to be part of it. Walking down the main street, you can feel the anticipation and excitement. There’s a spring in everyone’s step. We reopened in November last year and we’ve seen loads of changes since then. Kaiapoi is a real destination again.” The recently reopened Blackwell’s Department Store is just one of the new faces revitalising Kaiapoi’s main street. A variety of new buildings and retail outlets have brought renewed life and vigour to the picturesque North Canterbury retail precinct, restoring the town’s appeal to locals and visitors alike. As well as a swanky new building with great spaces and even better atmosphere, Blackwell’s Department Store has also recently welcomed a range of new fashion brands, just in time for Christmas. New menswear labels include Ben Sherman, Berlin shirts and RF Scott, and for women, new labels include Review, Preen, Vassalli and

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Memo. Finding the perfect Christmas gifts for the entire family is easy at Blackwell’s. Take a peek at the inspiring window displays to get a glimpse of what’s in store. Step inside and you’ll find a huge array of kitchen


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and giftware, apparel, homeware and accessories. From handbags and hats to wall art and clocks, and everything in between, Blackwell’s has all your Christmas bases covered. It’s also the closest fishing shop to the mouth of the Waimakariri River. Blackwell’s lures even the most dedicated fishing enthusiast with its wide range of fishing supplies and accessories. It wouldn’t be Christmas without Santa and we have it on good authority that he will be stopping at Blackwell’s closer to the date. Photos with the jolly red fellow will be free – it’s just one way Blackwell’s gives back to the community that supports them.

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ummertime is just around the corner, which means afternoon barbeques and endless days at the beach. Get your littlies ready for the warm weather with some of these gorgeous pieces from the new Witchery Girl & Boy New Frontiers collection. The range is brimming with the spirit of adventure, made for sun-soaked days set against a backdrop of sand and sea. Key trends for boys draw upon the coastal look of seaside blues and denim, whilst the girls take on a bolder approach, combining summer pastels with touches of neon and a classic summer stripe.


Within the range shown left to right are: Boy Mini Spot Shirt, $54.90; Washed Denim Short, $54.90; Two Tone Trilby, $34.90; Aztec Plait Dress, $79.90; Wide Brim Hat, $34.90; Sequin Stripe Tee, $39.90.

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Optimum attention during pregnancy “You're pregnant!” What joy that news brings to so many people. Pregnancy and becoming a parent are hugely significant life-changing experiences and being well prepared for these events is of paramount importance. Christchurch Obstetrics Associates is a well-established specialist practice in Canterbury for that purpose.


his private group practice consists aspects of maternity care. The of four specialist obstetricians specialists undertake deliveries at along with a support staff of Christchurch Women's Hospital mid-wives. They have a special where there are excellent interest in caring for women facilities. Low risk births may during their pregnancy and be undertaken at St labour. To ensure the THEY HAVE A SPECIAL George's maternity unit. optimum attention and the INTEREST IN CARING The obstetricians' best outcome for women, experience and expertise FOR WOMEN DURING the specialists work ensures mothers and together as a team. They THEIR PREGNANCY babies receive the best provide for each woman AND LABOUR. of care followed by post the combined obstetric natal visits at home by an experience of all the experienced mid-wife. partners. This becomes Christchurch Obstetrics particularly important Associates are located in should a patient's Hiatt Chambers at St pregnancy deviate from the George's Hospital. The normal. For each pregnancy website is very informative – the goal is to achieve a safe delivery with a healthy mother and Phone (03) 375 4060. baby. “Recently we were able to intervene very quickly for a young woman whose high blood pressure at 30 weeks indicated signs of toxaemia, threatening both her and her twins,” says Clinic Manager Helen Conaghan. “An emergency Caesarean section safely delivered the babies and prevented further health problems for the SPECIALISTS IN MATERNITY CARE mother.” Helen adds that often patients come under the practice's care because of problems identified in a previous pregnancy or they may be referred due to potential problems Afliated with with their current pregnancy. “All our clients are encouraged to Fertility Associates meet each of our specialists during their various ante-natal visits. That means that prior to the delivery women know the doctor who will manage the labour and birth giving a real sense of reassurance and comfort.” Christchurch Obstetrics Associates charge a set fee for their services which incorporates all visits to the doctor, the delivery and the post-natal care. The set fee is all-inclusive regardless of any complications that occur during the pregnancy or the method of delivery. Some insurance policies now cover

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Transformed Venue There's an old Japanese concept 'Kaizen' which refers to 'good change', a process of continual improvement. When applied to the workplace kaizen refers to activities which continually improve all functions.



lthough there is absolutely no Japanese connection to Quality Hotel Elms, the concept of kaizen could have been written specifically for the longestablished Papanui hotel, which has undergone a continual transformation since its reopening two years ago. Just 5km from the CBD and 8km from the airport, Quality Hotel Elms offers a striking central city location, perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies through to larger celebrations of up to 140 guests, explains

Function and Conference Manager Paul Reid. “Since reopening two years ago after earthquake repairs we have continued to redevelop our facilities. We have completely renovated our accommodation rooms, as well as our food and beverage areas and conferencing facilities,” Paul says. “Now we're concentrating on our service, ensuring we have the trained professionals to exceed our customers' expectations and this is reflected in our online reviews.”

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The fully licensed restaurant and bar can cater for up to 160 guests seated and up to 250 cocktail style and with 96 accommodation rooms the hotel can cater to large group bookings, making it a competitive option for your ceremony, reception and accommodation all in one. A dedicated wedding planner will help make your dreams a reality and there are a number of wedding packages available which can be tailored to your requirements. “Location is a big factor for us,” Paul says. “Rather than being tucked away in one corner of the city, we are handy for


everyone in Christchurch to get to.” But it's the hotel's focus on needs and expectations which has been critical to its success. “Being innovative and ensuring we select the right people for the right jobs ensures we can provide the very best possible service and facilities,” Paul says. “It's all about exceeding expectations.” For more information about hosting your wedding at Quality Hotel Elms contact Paul Reid to make an appointment on (03) 355 3577, email or visit

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Soulful salon


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oulstyle Organic Hair Salon is renowned for its high-end organic cutting and colouring, and for only hiring passionate and talented seniors who listen to your individual needs and provide a one-on-one hairdressing experience. These aspects make this a true destination salon. With two stylists leaving to become mums, owners DeAnna and Greg are excited to introduce new salon assistant Karyn, and

senior stylist, Nicole. Soulstyle is a relaxed, modern and conscientious salon which is truly organic – all its colour and hair products are natural and organicbased, from the shampoo and hair dye to the local coffee and milk, and the cleaning products. Nowhere in this salon will you find a harmful chemical, hence no nasty smells or irritating elements often associated with hair products. Treat yourself! Search for Soulstyle on and read the glowing testimonials.

A big thank you to all our clientele who have supported us and travel near and far over this year. Have a safe and happy Christmas from the Soulstyle team.


ummer is all about pretty things; weddings, parties, celebrations and all call for the perfect dress, made from exquisite fabrics, shaped to complement and enhance your every curve. Pretty Things will create you the perfect dress, be it a quality, custom-made party frock, a wedding gown, bridesmaids and flower girl dresses, mother of the bride outfits and eveningwear. Pretty Things also has a colourful, dazzling and stylish range of off-the-rack dresses for all occasions – all of which will be custom altered for a perfect fit. Working closely with every client, Pretty Things aims for perfection resulting in a flawless look, every time. And the telling is not just in how the dress falls but in how it makes you feel. With a silhouette of confidence, your special occasion will be a truly wonderful time.

Full tailoring Full tailoring service service We can make you We can make you a unique dress a unique dress designed to accentuate designed to accentuate your individual needs. your individual needs. Be sure to visit, take a look at our off-the-rack styles and talk to us about how we can create a dress for your special occasion.

Pretty Things Ltd. Specialising in Dressmaking Alterations & Fabrics

150 Fisher Ave, Beckenham. 03 372 9299 47 Rodney Street, South New Brighton 52 November 27, 2014 Metropol

P. 388 8277

Open: Tue – Fri 11am – 5:30pm Sat 11am – 4:30pm





Topless Waiters Christchurch offers a new and innovative idea for the ladies of Christchurch. Imagine being at a function and being served by topless waiters who are professional, wellgroomed and described as appealing to the eye.


hat’s right ladies, Christchurch is now home to Topless Waiters Christchurch, a professional hospitality service, offering topless waiters, nothing more and nothing less, but exceedingly diligent in the service to the customers at their functions. Launched in April, Topless Waiters Christchurch can make any event a memorable one. Whether you want someone to greet guests, serve food, mix drinks, co-ordinate some fun, or even cook your BBQ - Topless Waiters Christchurch is your one stop “Man Candy” shop! Kimberley Yeatman the owner of topless waiters Christchurch identified the need for a professional service where male staff were topless yet still held decorum that you would be comfortable to take a woman of any age and demeanour to. “We can cater to any event. We’ve provided wait staff for VIP nights, ladies’ nights, burlesque themed events, 60 th birthday teas, hen’s parties and summer BBQs for ladies only and we’ve done a wine trail in Waipara as well,” Kimberley says. “There’s nothing quite like chucking some topless waiters into a corporate event to spice things up.”

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“OUR MOST POPULAR EVENTS WOULD BE HEN’S PARTIES, 50TH OR 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT HIGH TEA PARTIES WITH BUBBLES AND STRAWBERRIES ARE INCREASINGLY POPULAR. EVENING COCKTAILS AND BBQ PARTIES ARE A GREAT COMBINATION FOR THE LADIES.” Although Saturday night bookings fill up fast, Thursday and Friday evenings are also great options, or even a Saturday or Sunday afternoon event – Topless Waiters Christchurch can provide staff any day of the week and yes, Christmas bookings are also available. “The ladies just love our guys,” Kimberley says. “Our most popular events would be hen’s parties, 50 th or 60 th birthday parties and believe it or not high tea parties with bubbles and strawberries are increasingly popular. Evening cocktails and BBQ parties are a great combination for the ladies.” “Topless Waiters will really make your event something special.” Make sure you find Topless Waiters Christchurch Limited on Facebook to keep up with the latest updates or to find out how Topless Waiters can make your event truly memorable phone 0800 TOPLESS (867 537) and wait for the RSVPs to start pouring in. Metropol November 27, 2014 53



Master butcher: a life less ordinary Nellie Lovell-Smith Riley has long had a deep interest in animals, gardening, farming and cooking, and is now extending this further into a master-butchery apprenticeship. by Hans Petrovic


or this, she could not have chosen a better person to help her than master butcher Steve Marquet, who is in charge of the meat section of the Woolston Market, at The Tannery.

“I WAS ALWAYS FASCINATED BY FARMING, PARTICULARLY THE ANIMAL SIDE OF IT – SHEEP AND BEEF – AND I ALSO HUNT.” Until about four years ago, Steve worked at his own butchery, Cashmere Cuisine, at the southern end of Colombo Street, where he also trained young master butchers. He has won many awards for saveloys, sausages, hams and other small goods. Now aged 25, Nellie first took her interests to Lincoln University, where she did a course in farming. After completing this, she worked on a farm, while also helping an artist friend who specialises in carcass sculptures. “I was always fascinated by farming, particularly the animal side of it – sheep and beef – and I also hunt,” she says. Another of her interests is cooking, which Nellie began professionally at the Mt White Station, over the Waimakariri River on Arthur’s Pass. “I did a lot of meat cooking there – particularly mutton – and learned how to cut it,” she says. “Next, I took a job gardening at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and trained as a horticulturist, which is what I feel I really am.”

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in your kitchen

Pop into Terra Viva Bake in the Holy Smoke building, 650 Ferry Road in Woolston. For a delicious treat, Supreme coffee, artisan breads and patisserie.

Great for Christmas! Handmade Belgium Chocolates. Available from De Spa Chocolatier 1008 Ferry Rd Ph. 03 384 5285 121 Papanui Rd Ph. 03 356 2203

Terra Viva Bake Open 7-3 Tuesday - Friday, 9-3 Saturday.

Beau Joie, this brand new Champagne to New Zealand has the taste and elegance fit for Kings and Queens. Make sure it’s the toast at your next event! Available in all good Liquor stores from October. Brought to you by Brandhouse

For all your Christmas gift giving visit THE HOMESTORE Shop 37 Merivale mall 189 Papanui Rd Ph. 03 356 2203

100 uses for a Tili Jar - $14.95ea.

ET ELLE 312 Ilam Rd. Ph. 7411 577

Receive $20 Nobanno Voucher when you spend $100 or over* *Conditions apply - Fully licenced

Nobanno Open Lunch: Wed - Sat 11.30am - 2pm Dinner Open 7 nights 5pm -late 1060 Ferry Rd, Christchurch Ph. 03 943 5970 56 November 27, 2014 Metropol

Kakiage Don This very popular lunch dish is homemade giant Tempura of pawns, squid and vegetables, topped with soy base sauce. Light, crispy and tasty. Available lunch only.

Tomi Japanese Restuarant Ph. 03 377 8028 76 Edgeware Rd Edgeware Mall, Christchurch

Mr Sushi Bento Deluxe Fresh, tasty Sushi. Come in to our newest shop at 83 Victoria St and choose your favourite Sushi.

Mr Sushi Ph. 03 3746899


Trendy Japanese cuisine At Tomi Japanese Restaurant in Edgeware Village you can enjoy dishes that are served in trendy Tokyo establishments.

from master chef


hat’s thanks to the culinary skills of chef Matsuo Tomita, who has cooked for 40 years in his homeland and came to New Zealand at the urging of son in-law Joe and daughter Mayuko Tomita, who own and manage this traditional Japanese style restaurant. A new menu has given Matsuo the opportunity to add new trendy dishes like flamed grilled sushi, which are proving very popular with Tomi patrons. Flamed grilled salmon belly (using this fatty part of the fish we create lots of flavour, Joe explains) and flamed grilled prawns are options on the nigiri set. Also new are three set menus. “Many people who are not familiar with Japanese food can find choosing from our wide range of dishes difficult so we have included these to make Japanese dining easier to understand,” says Joe. Designed for one person, each features a main, assorted sashimi, nigiri sushi, two sides of the day, miso soup and rice. “It’s a good introduction to Japanese food,” Joe says. Those who are more familiar with the cuisine have a huge selection of small dishes, sushi rolls, sashimi, nigiri sushi, tempura, deep fried, grilled, and simmered dishes, including Tomi’s signature dish - slow cooked Red Wine Ox Tongue with seasonal steamed vegetables. “It’s a favourite with Asians, but Kiwis who try it really love it too,” Joe says. Tomi has also introduced a weekly special dish featuring seasonal produce - currently tempura asparagus. Last but not least is a new sake menu. “My father in law and I are real sake enthusiasts, so we have have imported two premium sakes

A NEW MENU HAS GIVEN MATSUO THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADD NEW TRENDY DISHES LIKE FLAMED GRILLED SUSHI, WHICH ARE PROVING VERY POPULAR WITH TOMI PATRONS. directly from Japan,” Joe confides. To introduce the uninitiated, the sake list includes basic sake knowledge and describes the chacteristics of each sake, what temperature it should be served at, and its best food match. Tomi is BYO but also offers an exceptional wine list (Joe is a qualified sommelier) and serves Japanese

Vodka, Plum wine and beer. For a genuine and affordable Japanese dining experience in a family atmosphere, Tomi is the place to go. Open Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 11:30am – 2pm, Dinner: Tuesday – Sunday 5:30pm till late. Closed Monday. For more information go to

Traditional Japanese Cuisine from the Tomi Family

Ph: 03 377 8028

76 Edgeware Rd Edgeware Mall ChCh

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by Hans Petrovic

Hospital haute cuisine! High-quality food is something you associate with top restaurants, but never ever with hospitals. Indeed, good food at a hospital is automatically considered an oxymoron.


hat is until you hear from patients at St George’s Hospital, in Papanui Road, about the excellent food that’s served

there. Indeed, when asked, no one has ever before heard of a hospital that, on a typical day, offers a choice for lunch of Mediterranean tuna salad with boiled egg, beans and sundried tomato; Cajun spiced beef skewer on minted couscous; or feta courgette fritters with yoghurt dipping sauce. And this menu changes for lunch and dinner every day of the week. For this unheard-of hospital food service, the patients at St George’s can thank executive chef Hans Schuhmacher, who has been at the Hospital for seven years, slowly introducing his revolutionary policy. “People have preconceived ideas about hospital food, but St George’s is a private hospital so we have the opportunity to provide quality products,” says Hans. “When I came here, I saw a huge potential. St George’s is an old establishment with a reputation for a tradition of excellence, but their food didn’t go along with this philosophy. It took a while to get my team to understand the changes and to get them going. “Now, we get a lot of positive feedback from our patients. They’re often very surprised at what is put in front of them because they don’t expect that kind of service in hospitals. Some patients choose to come here because of the food service.” The hospital charges a certain rate for a room and the improved food service has not pushed that price up. “The quality food does not mean people have to pay more,” says Hans.

THE CAFE IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND CAN CATER FOR PRIVATE The hospitals cafe used FUNCTIONS, ALL FOOD IS to be subcontracted and MADE FROM SCRATCH was taken back in-house ONSITE EVERY DAY, AND about three years ago, the cafe is open to the general THE CAFE IS PROVING public and can cater for POPULAR WITH private functions, all food is LOCALS. made from scratch onsite every day, and the cafe is proving popular with locals. For example, try the Hungarian beef goulash pie. The café now also handles function catering for business lunches, birthdays, morning and afternoon teas, with clients picking up the food. Hans now runs a team of international chefs who provide the patients’ daily meals, which could include anything from sweet and sour terakihi fillet seasoned with lemon and ginger; to baked chicken roulade with a tomato balsamic reduction; slow-roasted beef rib with a spice rub; and baked beef lasagne with basil pesto.

Stunning Catering Menu NOW AVAILABLE “ Tastes so good, it should be a sin”

Mince Tarts for a delicious Christmas treat

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

café & wine bar Merivale: 355 5645 Beckenham: 332 4799 Bishopdale: 360 0996 58 November 27, 2014 Metropol

Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-3.30pm

connoisseurs’ choice

Joining the phalanx of adventurous eateries springing up along Victoria Street is Mr Sushi at no 43. All black and white with natural timber and floor to ceiling glass windows, it’s a stylish and inviting sushi restaurant, open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.


nd if the name seems familiar, so it should be! Pre quake, Mr Sushi was a popular destination on Colombo Street since 2001. More recently its loyal customers and other discerning sushi fans have been enjoying the fresh tasty offerings at the food court in The Colombo, where they serve, as I am reliably informed by a teenaged sushi connoisseur, the best sushi in town. The classy, bright, modern new Victoria street premises are the perfect venue then for more of that sushi that’s a cut above the rest. What makes his sushi a standout? Owner Kelvin tells me it is because all his sushi is super fresh – made in front of your eyes throughout the day - using quality products. While he has packs ready to go for those in a hurry, here people have the option of choosing their own, mixing and matching favourites from the beautifully presented covered dishes on the counter. But Mr Sushi is about more than simply sushi. There is also a large, easy to read menu with a selection of hot Japanese dishes that include donburi, tempura, sashimi, and udon. While the choices are varied, teriyaki chicken is a favourite and spiced chicken donburi is also popular, Kelvin says. The secret? The crispiness of the chicken and his own spicy sauces made using secret recipes. Whether you take out or sit at one of the tiny tables with their view of the action on ever changing Victoria Street, Mr Sushi is the place to go for fresh, tasty Japanese.



Richard Uttley



Mary's mixologist

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

How to make a Gingered Apple This spicy-sweet highball, developed as an alternative to the ubiquitous apple martini, is made with citrus vodka, apple liqueur and a healthy splash of ginger beer.

Glassware Traditionally served in a highball glass, my personal preference is a stemless Reidel wineglass to add a little more elegance to the drink, available from Total Food Equipment.

Recipe 30ml Absolut Citron 30ml sour apple liqueur Splash of Angostura Bitters Top with chilled ginger beer 1 maraschino cherry Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, liqueur and bitters; shake well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with the ginger beer and the cherry.

Gingered Apple

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.

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Culinary hot spots





he mouth-watering flavours of yum cha are at their best at North and South Gourmet on Lincoln Road in Addington. The bustle of yum cha over the weekend, with trolleys of bamboo baskets laden with a wide selection of Chinese flavours is a wonderful experience. The baskets reveal a huge range of dumplings, steamed pork buns, deep fried squid, and sticky rice cakes with coconut. After eating your fill washed down with green tea, it is a pleasant surprise to see the bill thanks to their very affordable prices. North and South are open every day for lunch and dinner, with dishes from their menu including ginger beef, spring rolls and seafood tofu hot pot. Bookings are highly recommended for yum cha, which is available from 11am – 2.30pm. Phone (03) 339 8887


or family gatherings it can be difficult to find a venue which caters well for large groups and has something for everyone. The Garden Restaurant, at Garden Hotel on Marshlands Road in Shirley, does this very well. The Garden offers an extensive buffet at a set price, which varies from lunch to dinner and week to weekend, and for children is dependent on their age. The range of food available is quite staggering with a mix of local favourites and international cuisine, including soup or chowder, freshly baked breads, lasagne, chicken wings, BBQ pork ribs, Asian dishes, a number of salads, roast meat, fish and fresh vegetables. For those who have room Garden Restaurant is well known for their delicious desserts – hot sticky date pudding served with custard sauce, lolly cake or make your own ice creams. Phone (03) 385 3132

drive out to Sumner is more than a visit to a seaside village. There is a great selection when it comes to dining, with Clink on Wakefield Avenue, one of the highlights. Named for its historic location as a former jail of sorts, Clink offers a la carte dining every evening and brunch over the weekends. A warm and inviting environment, their mix of garden and indoor seating, bar tables and couches, are ideal for a long lazy brunch, a late lunch from their selection of small plates that are made to share, a pizza, or something special from their evening dining selection. With small plates' options including pulled pork, prawn and chilli dumplings, and a roasted baby beetroot with basil, gorgonzola mousse and candied walnuts, the decision will never be easy. Phone (03) 326 5353



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New opening hours Wed & Thurs 3-late Friday 11.30 - late Sat 9-late Sun 10-late

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Here's Metropol's round up of some great foodie hot spots to enjoy…



Burgers & Beers Inc. at Cranford Street offer a slightly different take on the burger experience. They have mixed the feel of a US burger joint with edgy vampire and Frankenstein inspired décor, and most importantly make great burgers. The burgers are big, and include Deliverance with pork and sage, Treehugger's spiced falafel pattie with Portobello mushrooms, a range of beef and chicken burgers, and a Tamariki menu. There are no plates at Burger & Beers, all burgers are collected from the counter in paper bags, as are their delicious chips and gravy. The chips and onion rings are cooked in beef tallow, which makes for a taste sensation. Burgers & Beers can also be found on Colombo Street in Sydenham. Phone (03) 354 3336

For those with a sweet tooth it is hard to go past the dessert delights at Strawberry Fare. Strawberry Fare has become something of an institution in Christchurch, serving up an array of desserts including their ultimate chocolate dessert for chocolate lovers. They also offer a full breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch and dinner menu, with their simply salmon lunch dish of hot smoked salmon with lemon and chive crème fraiche, toasted ciabatta, apple and chive salad highly recommended. Located at Bealey Avenue their window tables offer wonderful views across the Avon River and Hagley Park, with breakfast on offer from 7am weekdays and 8.30am on the weekend. Phone (03) 365 4665

Brunch with the delicious flavours of Latin has been added to the wonderful repertoire at Tequila Mockingbird on Victoria Street. This is not your ordinary brunch menu, although the well-loved classics of Eggs Benedict four ways and a full breakfast are included. Griddle cooked corn arepas with rum caramel roasted banana and spiced mascarpone, and roasted mushroom quesadilla with corn tortilla, oregano, refried beans, jalapenos, cheese, and poached egg, are just two of the tasty dishes on offer, with their brunch drinks menu offering a selection of mocktails and cocktails, dependent on your mood. Brunch is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am – 2.30pm, lunch from 11.30am, and evening dining every night from 5pm. Phone (03) 365 8565

Great gifts, Great Coffee...

For all your pre Christmas function needs...


Gluten Free options Weekend Breakfast Specials Underground Coffee Fully Licensed

including set menu option for groups of 20 or more.

Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year from the team at Styx and Stone 7 DAYS WEEK Northwood Supa Centre (Next to City Fitness) P. 323 4497

Fendalton’s Favourite Café

Open 7 days Mon-Fri: 0730-430pm Sat-Sun: 0830-430pm

Fendalton Village Mall Cnr Ilam & Clyde Rd Ph. 351 4414 178 A Papanui Rd Merivale Ph. 356 2255 Lunch: 11.30am-2.30pm Mon-Sat Dinner: 5.30pm-Late Mon-Sat

café & gifts Rolleston Shopping Centre Rolleston Ph 347 3314 Open 7 Days Metropol November 27, 2014 61


Unique Stylish Clothing

By Cheryl Colley


all wrapped up…

Meals Available All Day Restaurant Booking Essential

Tailor made and altered to fit by House of Allure

Are you ready for Christmas? The Gift Box of Lincoln certainly is. The store even has a countdown display telling everyone how many days there are to go to that “special time when we get to share love and laughter with those closest to us.”



Unique Garden Ornaments Now Instore

dd to that all the wonderful and quirky advent calendars around the store – from tiny numbered Christmas stockings on a line and a mouse wearing a numbered apron – and you have no doubt that this is a store that does Christmas in a big way. There really is little need to go anywhere else for your Christmas decorations and gift shopping. There is everything you need for your Christmas table and decorations that are just that little bit different from the norm. There are trees, candles, musical LED Christmas scenes and Father Christmas figurines. Totally charming is the bear with a little mouse on its shoulder who reads the whole of the “Night before Christmas” story. If you don't have a chimney any more for Santa Claus to come down don't worry. You can leave a special Santa key out for him. The Gift Box boasts gifts for her, him, them and you and the store does indeed burst at the seams with highly desirable gifts and exciting homewares. For the partyloving person who has everything why not buy a red metal tractor or fire engine that doubles as a drink cooler? Definitely a conversation piece. And every bloke needs his own “Man Tin” for keeping leads, screws and other pointless stuff. Come and visit the local girls Helen, Charlie, Jan and Andrea at The Gift Box, 19 Gerald Street just along from Coffee Culture. Phone (03) 325 7570. Open seven days. Open till 7pm Friday 12 and 19 December. You'll find free gift wrapping, a free gift with purchase over $100 and the chance to win a $2,000 shopping spree.

House of Allure 9 Gerald St, Lincoln. Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm Sat 10-4pm Ph 325 2390

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We stayed in this lovely motel this week, to attend our daughter’s wedding, and it was wonderful

Advent Calendars

Ice Buckets A must see on your next visit to Lincoln


Gift Box 19 Gerald Street Lincoln OPEN 7 DAYS

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6 Maurice St Lincoln P. 03 974 1620



New Zealand's Supreme Homes Announced The Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year national winners were announced recently in Auckland. Canterbury was in the spotlight with Metzger Builders Limited taking out the Outdoor Living Award and Heart of the Home Kitchen Award for a home in Duvauchelles, Canterbury.

Metropol takes a look at the premiere builds around the country for 2014 and what the judges thought of each build…

Winner of the Resene Sustainable Home Award

Winner of the Supreme Award for Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year Winner of the Craftsmanship Award National category winner – Westpac New Homes over $2 million: PSL Construction for a home in Waipu, Northland

Judges said, “Situated close to the beach, this welldesigned home gives the owners various living options with a guest wing, a separate bunk room with adjacent living, and a private bedroom retreat for the parents.” “As you walk in the front entry, the hallway meanders down gentle ramps to beachfront views, passing a giant outdoor fireplace and chimney that protrudes into the hallway and incorporates a curved recess. “A matching insitu concrete fireplace and chimney is also found in the main living space, together with the timber floors and poplar plywood ceilings, all setting the scene for a home that has been meticulously built.

Bella Homes for a home in Hikurangi, Northland “This home was designed to maximise the spectacular view and blend with the coastal landscape. “The entire home is clad with factory oiled vertical shiplap cedar and the ceilings to the upper level are lined with negative detailed plywood. “The incorporation of thermally broken joinery, tiled floors for thermal mass, highly specified insulation, LED lighting and a large bank of photovoltaic panels, with the solar battery bank in the basement level, means the power the home does not consume is fed back into the main grid. “Along with the above, the collection and storage of storm water and the environmentally approved wastewater system make this home very sustainable and close to being self-sufficient.” Award winners continue on pages 64-66...

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Jess: 021 879 777 Viv: 021 392 371 Metropol November 27, 2014 63


Winner of the Supreme Award for Registered Master Builders 2014 Renovation of the Year National category winner – Future-Proof Building Renovation Award over $500,000 Absolute Building Services Limited for a renovation in Devonport, Auckland “This was a renovation of major proportions with numerous challenges for the builders.” “Structurally, everything except the garage, kitchen floor joists and lift shaft were removed. The builder was faced with a difficult building environment, with a steep site requiring scaffolding over 10 metres high, and a narrow shared drive providing the only access to the site. “The kitchen was removed and placed in storage before being reinstated in the existing position. Clever cavity sliders allowed the entry foyer to be closed off from the large living area, and the balance of the home was incorporated into three levels.

National category winner – Carters New Homes $1 million - $2 million Lost Craft Carpentry Company Limited for a home in Onetangi, Waiheke Island “Taking full advantage of the unobstructed views, the house has been designed primarily as a family residence, but also as luxury holiday accommodation. “Each room truly maximises the outlook and meets the brief beautifully for a no fuss beach house that will only get better with time. “Drying off from a swim in the pool, before lounging on sun chairs or huge beanbags overlooking the sea creates the ultimate relaxing experience.”

Winner of the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award Trevor Ward Builders Limited for a home in Closeburn Station, Queenstown “The bathing area is set slightly aside from the main functional area of the bathroom and is set in an angular shaped section of the room, which incorporates a floor to ceiling window allowing vistas of Lake Wakatipu whilst bathing. “The wall of the shower into the master bedroom is clear glazed from floor to ceiling, allowing the occupant a view through the master bedroom to the lake and beyond.

National category winner – GIB Show Home Award A J Saville Builder for a home in Queenstown “This "Ski Barn" with an impressive entry foyer, featuring band sawn pine walls and cedar ceilings, has this home exuding cosy warmth and rural charm, perfectly created for that skiing holiday.” “The superb two level timber home has been designed with a combination of sunrooms and verandas to ensure maximum benefit is enjoyed all year round.

National category winner – Builder's Own Home Award Urban Homes for a home in Tamahere, Hamilton “The creative use of materials, including precast panels, exposed steel roof structures and dark stained vertical cedar cladding makes for a striking finish. “The double sided fire adds atmosphere to the two living rooms and the designer contemporary kitchen leads directly to the outdoor living area, which is made even more adaptable to the weather conditions with the installation of adjustable louvres.

Property management the way it SHOULD be done! “Tessa and her team at Quinovic are amazingso professional, fair to both parties, innovative problem solvers and I'm proud to be a client, thank you” (Robert- multiple property owner) Tessa Watson Owner - Riccarton Office

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Winner of Outdoor Living Award Winner of Heart of the Home Kitchen Award Metzger Builders Limited for a home in Duvauchelles, Canterbury “This home's dual, semi-enclosed outdoor living spaces are generous and well-positioned to capture the magnificent views this home has on offer. “With a louvered opening roof, exterior fireplace and barbecue facilities, coupled with generous swimming and spa pools, the home owner has many options for entertaining as well as protection from the elements. “The beautifully crafted American Oak panelled kitchen finished in high gloss is a standout. “Black joinery is contrasted by the cream stone tops and tiles, and finished off with beautiful splashes of colour in fittings and splashbacks. “A large separate scullery serves the kitchen well and all the living and outdoor areas open out from this hub of the home. “A stand out feature is the centrally positioned tropical fish tank located above the cook top, so the owner can be entertained while preparing supper.”

National category winner – Master Build Services Renovation Award up to $250,000 Beach House Builders Limited for a renovation in Whangamata “As one of the original homes in Whangamata, the asbestos-clad two bedroom bach was stripped back to its bones on its journey to meet the dreams of the client. “Although the footprint of the existing home didn't increase, a modern holiday home was created, while still keeping the bach feel.


National category winner – PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000 - $350,000 Fowler Homes (Manawatu) Limited for a home in Feilding, Manawatu “A separate bedroom wing for the master bedroom, ensuite and small office is well positioned to the rear of the main living areas, including a wellequipped kitchen enabling the remaining two bedrooms and bathroom to be shut off when not in use.

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National category winner – Nulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 million National category winner – PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000 Inhaus Developments Limited for a home in Richmond, Nelson “Built using high-quality materials, including granite benches, American white oak flooring and generous skirtings and architraves, this three bedroom home offers cosy living and understated elegance.

Winner of James Hardie New Homes $450,000 - $600,000 Harris Builders for a home in St Arnaud “This family holiday home is situated on a sloping site overlooking Lake Rotoiti and exterior detailing with a major feature of Core 10 steel helps the home to merge seamlessly into the hill landscape. “The C shaped construction forms a sheltered courtyard, enabling the house to step up the hillside. “The rear wing forms the children's division, while the front wing of the house, with featured cedar ceilings, includes the master bedroom and ensuite, powder room, a large laundry for drying skiing gear and an adjacent sauna.

HAMR Home Building Contractors for a home in Whitianga “This carefully positioned and stunning architecturally designed cedar and concrete block home takes a dominating position on top of Centennial Hill, carefully positioned between the established surrounding homes to allow views from almost every top floor room. “Living spaces surround three sides of the home and a roofed indoor/outdoor living room has a clever complex of cedar shutters and fixed louvre screens. This extends the indoor living spaces, giving a feeling of openness, whilst providing privacy from the close neighbours.

National category winner – ITM Renovation Award $250,000 - $500,000 Breen Homes for a renovation in Alexandra, Otago “A 112m² extension, with vertical tray copper cladding, exterior joinery that is thermally broken, and schist all complement the Central Otago scenery. “A large amount of internal schist lines the media room, complete with a 'picture frame' window, as well as hallway walls and a large open fire. “Interior features include a large frameless glass cavity slider leading to the link, which separates the existing house from the extension.

Kitchen Maker Christchurch LTD

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Gorgeous gifts for Christmas

Christmas lollie jar available at Industria.

Roman-style terracotta Urn, 100cm, $250 at Bridge Interiors.

Kiwiana tree decorations available from I Love Christmas.

Fantastic range of tea sets from token. Available from Modkids, 88 Williams St, Kaiapoi, Canterbury. Ph 03 327 2626. Special Christmas decorations now at Bella Gifts.




ith Cup Week celebrations over, now is the time to make the most of those few remaining weeks until Christmas. Traci and the team at Bella Gifts have a huge range of gifts and summer fashion to see you Owner through the gift giving and Traci social season. Walker The store prides itself on their selection of affordable luxury items, be it homeware, soaps, diffusers, vases, accessories or the latest fashion from Vue, Revue and Jellicoe. Fresh in store are gorgeous Christmas decorations straight from London, stunning lines of jewellery from Kagi, Pam Kerr, Ange-M and Valentina from Italy, and the chance to snap up favourite pieces with 50% off all spring and summer fashion lines. Visit Traci and her team at 83 Centaurus Road in Cashmere or give them a call on (03) 337 0903 to find your prefect present at any price.


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Christmas is coming, so come in to hire or buy your costume. Full range of accessories available at Groovy Costumes.

The moment you walk into Groovy Costumes you can't help but be in party mood. Frankenstein greets you at the door and a Star Trek storm trooper beckons you into another galaxy.

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etworld on the corner of Ferry Road and Smith Street is an absolute revelation. This is a real pet store in every sense. If it flies, crawls, swims, barks or meows you will find it here because this store focuses on live animal purveyance. Right now is baby animal time and nothing is more delightful than a tiny creature waiting to be taken home and loved. Especially entrancing are the store's hand-reared baby birds of all varieties, colours and sizes. There are love birds and budg ies, cockatiels and lorikeets, ringnecks and alexandrines – all stunning to look at and ready to be excellent companions as each one has been fed and played with by the store's expert staff every day of its little life. Petworld are specialists not only in the supply of birds but fish as well. With over 100 tanks in store stocked with tropical and marine fish there is a myriad of choice. All the staff are highly knowledgeable in pet keeping and ready to share their advice and expertise.

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e met Shane at a barbeque, he quoted for the build and we are delighted we went with his company,” says Gabrielle. After completing an apprenticeship in Christchurch and building both here and overseas, Shane returned to the city eight years ago to establish a company that has grown to include a current team of 20 tradesmen. The two storey property is constructed of Celcrete complemented by copper panels and combines contemporary elegance with relaxed easy living. Downstairs, rooms flow effortlessly onto a covered deck with adjustable louvres, a luxurious spa and salt water swimming pool, while upstairs there are restful views of the tree-lined grounds of Mona Vale. The floor plan is ideally designed for a family with open plan kitchen, dining and living room, an adjoining formal lounge, large utility room, study, guest bedroom with ensuite and a separate toilet. Upstairs a wide hall provides a sunny place to lounge, rest or read and leads to two double bedrooms for the Urquhart's children, Harrison and Taylor. Their beautifully appointed tiled bathroom has bath, shower, vanity and toilet facilities and SET AMONG under floor heating. EXISTING HOMES The main bedroom incorporates a walk through dressing room to fabulous tiled ensuite facilities IN FENDALTON, THIS comprising a double vanity, double shower, bath EXCEPTIONAL HOME FITS


and toilet. The tranquil room overlooks the pool and an inbuilt gas fire adds a touch of luxury in winter. Light bright and spacious, the interior décor is an eclectic blend of eye catching individuality. “My friend Alex Goodger of Kit and Caboodle encouraged me to be far more adventurous than I would have been on my own, I love the horizontal striped walls in the entrance, the fantastic globe lights and chandeliers and the metallic touches in the curtains and lounge wallpaper,” says Gabrielle. The white kitchen is brimming with storage, a convenient breakfast bar and appliances hidden in a large butler's pantry lined with modern stainless steel benches.

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t least a couple of thousand people go Shane Tatom, of the Nikau Bakehouse out of their way every rst Sunday of the summer months to browse around the house and garden at Rochester Villa, 21 Connal Street, Woolston, mingling with other interesting people on the lookout for the unexpected. In fact, many of the customers specially dress for the occasion, “IT'S in outts ranging from trendy to GOT THAT steam punk, perusing the WONDERFUL wide range of knick-knacks, FEELING, HASN'T IT? clothes, jewellery, toys and trendy. I had shoe racks other collectibles on display THE MARKET'S TAKEN turned into bakers' racks.” at the stalls. OFF AND IT JUST Over the years, Helen's Helen's fascination with KEEPS GROWING. IT'S Forget Me Not shop moved alternative items goes right on to Victoria Street, Oxford back to her rst Forget Me WONDERFUL!” Terrace, two places in Not Antiques shop, which she Manchester Street, including opened in Linwood Avenue in Tricity House, and then High Street 1986. before ending up in Woolston. “It was a cool, wee shop, and a little Although Helen and her husband Peter offbeat,” says Helen. “I sold old vintage bought Rochester Villa in 1992, it was not until watering cans in summer, copper coal buckets September 12, 2009, a year before the rst in winter, and trestle tables before they became

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delightfully eccentric Christchurch earthquakes, that she began the Shabby Chic Market there. “Actually, we had no intention of buying the house until I went there for an antiques auction. I saw it for the first time that morning and then phoned my husband and told him I had seen this amazing cottage. I bought it at auction later that day,” says Helen.

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“The house was built in 1874 and belonged to the Graham family. Their daughter Annie died six months before we bought it in auction, so we're the second owners. “It was about two years before the earthquakes that I first wanted to make it into an antique shop – but it turned into a market.” Helen credits a baker who also collects antiques, Shane Tatom, of the Nikau Bakehouse, near The Brewery, in Woolston, with giving her

the most important advice on the format for a Sunday market. It was Shane who told her to hold the market on the first Sunday of the month from September to May – and to stick to it. Of course, Shane, who has his own bakery stall at the market, was the first “foodie” there. “We started with seven stalls on the front lawn – all vintage stuff – and now have 35 to 38. Most of them are regulars, with a few new ones to keep it fresh and interesting. They just all like it. “It's got that wonderful feeling, hasn't it? I can't believe this has happened. The market's taken off and it just keeps growing. It's wonderful! “It's also quite scary. I just keep myself inside the house, selling my own goods,

and don't go out. I don't like crowds. In the old days, I was very shy but now I can talk to anybody. “One woman has just bought eight of my blankets for her daughter's wedding, to use as picnic rugs. I've been a blanket-collector for a long time. I saw the potential in it and now everyone's doing it – making cushions and clothing. You think about it. It's pure wool and good-quality material,” she says. Helen also attributes the success of Shabby Chic to her daughter, Sarah. “She really pushes it along. She creates things that are there, such as the Devonshire tea area with umbrellas. Within hours of the end of the market, Sarah has put photos of the customers and stall-owners onto our Facebook site, thanking them for taking part.”

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rom this ideal location at Industria you are surrounded by gift possibilities, from pieces of statement furniture to their selection of retro games and stunning lines of jewellery. For those who have been searching for pieces of homeware from General Eclectic, Janine from Industria says they have a huge collection which is proving to be ever popular. A taste of New Zealand also features throughout the store, with work by New Zealand artists including Jane Crisp, Kathryn Furniss, Crispin Korschen, Christchurch based Hamish Allan and Tin Man pieces by Tony Cribb, as well as jewellery lines from Danielle, Cloud 9, Pigeonhole and Jill Main. In addition to their bigger ticket items Janine says they provide a great choice when it comes to smaller quirky or novelty pieces. Many of these are a reminder of time spent as a child, playing knuckle bones or spending hours trying to get the wooden ball on top of the handle. For those who are that bit trickier to buy for, there is the new must have selfie stick or smart power phone chargers for teenagers, and for the guys a great choice of wallets, watches, cufflinks and fun socks.

Janine says they are popular for those looking for gifts to send to New Zealand family or friends who are living overseas, with many items, such as Dick Frizzell designed luggage tags, phone covers or coasters - all perfect reminders of home. Visit Industria at The Colombo, online at, or check out their Facebook page to keep up with new daily arrivals in store.

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owever for Darren and his team at O’Neil Architecture their comprehensive innovative approach ensures their clients receive the stress free experience they deserve; and a truly magnificent house that will exceed all expectations. With 20 years’ experience and an extensive portfolio of award winning homes, Darren’s reputation has been built on trust and integrity. He believes good design is the amalgamation of the client’s brief with site specific requirements, consideration of environmental factors, and constant attention to the aesthetic direction. Nestled amongst 500 year old pōhutukawa trees overlooking the ocean the Fraser house encountered several intricate hurdles along the way. “Although on two acres there was only a small steep area permitted for building because of historical archaeological sites and strict environmental Council requirements and regulations, all of which were challenging and required a sensitive perspective.”


Clean simple lines disguise the complexity of the structure itself. Cantilevered “wings” create a floating feeling and are a unique feature which enhance and frame the enchanting views of the ocean and natural bush. “It has been much admired and accepted by the local community which is not always the case in these notable coastal landscape areas.” If you would like further information on this particular project or would like to view other inspirational homes visit


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Having your home built by DJ Hewitt assures you of bespoke design and the workmanship of a perfectionist. With a multi award winning reputation for contemporary quality and innovation, the company was chosen to build this stunning Christchurch home.


uperbly positioned for sun and privacy, the design comprised a luxurious but practical family home which is easy for living and entertaining. The exterior features contrasting textures of stone, timber and plaster and superb integration of a pool, tennis court and barbeque. An outdoor entertainment area incorporates a Louvretec opening roof so that the space can be used year-round whatever the weather. Simplicity and elegance are hallmarks of the interior where colours and furnishings ensure warm ambience that is complemented by bespoke lighting, security and audio visual technology at the flick of a switch. With five bedrooms, four superbly appointed bathrooms, a powder room and multiple

living areas, home heating needed to be effective but unobtrusive. By combining an under floor hot water heat pump system downstairs and a hidden ducted heat pump upstairs, the entire house remains quiet and comfortable whatever the season and the pool is effortlessly heated in summer. The open plan kitchen forms the heart of this exceptional home. Stunning African Cascade bench tops and walnut stained American white oak cabinetry ensure stylish longevity and enduring luxury, while touch screen technology allows you to pre-select a playlist while you dine with family or guests. Exuding quality, longevity and luxury, this is a home that has been designed, built and owned with pride.

SUPERBLY POSITIONED FOR SUN AND PRIVACY, THE DESIGN COMPRISED A LUXURIOUS BUT PRACTICAL FAMILY HOME WHICH IS EASY FOR LIVING AND ENTERTAINING. “We have lived in our DJ Hewitt built house for over three years and can honestly say all our expectations have been met. We wanted a house of high standard that the whole family could enjoy, rooms that were practical and regularly used for entertaining and general living and there is nothing we would change or alter if starting again,� say the owners. For anyone planning to build a bespoke home of the future that embraces new technologies and site specific solutions, combined with more than 18 years' experience, Canterbury-owned DJ Hewitt Builders ticks all the boxes every time. For further information phone 384 7470 or visit

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Cutting edge heating technology Heating your home effectively and economically (along with a view to the environment) is not an issue to be taken lightly. The right decision must be made early in the piece.


s Steve Waring of Simply Heat says, “heating systems should be a part of the original design process, rather than an afterthought.” It doesn’t make a lot of sense, for example, to opt for a ceiling ducting system when the established house design does not allow for the space.” Simply Heat, with its expansive showroom at 95 Byron Street, in Sydenham near the Waltham Road overbridge, is a one-stop shop, showcasing all of the upmarket and cutting edge technologies in heating and stocking the largest range of heating appliances from leading brands in New Zealand. “No-one should make a decision about home heating until they have visited our showroom,” says Steve. “People are beginning to realise that a visit to Simply Heat’s showroom will ensure that they make the right decision about heating their new home. “Given the range of appliances and energy options, people can be assured they will get sound advice and very competitive pricing. “Simply Heat is a specialty shop for anyone looking for residential heating, whether it is space heating or water heating, where customers can view the various forms of home heating attractively displayed and operating and see exactly how they look and perform when installed.” Simply Heat is not limited to one or two brands. The company sells all forms and is quite unbiased as to what option will best suit your requirements. “If you are planning to rebuild, we will give you the best advice, whether it is gas fires, electric heaters, heat pumps, hot water


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heaters, solid fuel burners or central heating systems,” says Steve. Simply Heat has bulk buying muscle and that means that they can provide leading brands at very competitive prices. Simply Heat is constantly bringing in new working models to please all tastes, from traditional to modern. Ducted central heating is a great option – economical, as it takes the place of two or three heat pumps Underfloor central heating is a great way to go as well. Silent, unobtrusive, draft-free, it is an efficient way of maintaining an ambient temperature. It is all there to look at, along with experts to talk to. Make Simply Heat your first port of call.

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Public spirited By Rachel Smith

Being part of the local community is so much more than living or working in an area - it is the sharing of time, skills and energy and recognising the needs of those around you.

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or Cindy-Lee Sinclair from Harcourts Holmwood Merivale, this philosophy of giving plays an important role in her day to day working life. “It's important that I'm putting back into the community,” says Cindy-Lee. The business is a major sponsor of Nurse Maude, with Cindy-Lee sponsoring two vehicles in their adopt a car programme. Such transport is essential to Nurse Maude Hospice, who provide hospice palliative care, free of charge, to more than 1000 patients across Canterbury every year.

commercial, renovated, new, and added touch - new fence or landscaping. Judging alongside an architect, interior designer, photographer and artist, Cindy-Lee viewed a number of commercial and residential properties that had been nominated by people in the community. The awards were based on the street appeal of each property following set criteria, with Cindy-Lee adding her expertise to the diverse range of judges. Pick up Cindy-Lee's personal blue book from her stand at Merivale Mall, or give her a call on 0274 888 616 to talk over your property needs.

“IT'S IMPORTANT THAT I'M PUTTING BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY.” The recently held House Awards, run through the Merivale Precinct Society, were also funded through principal sponsorship by Harcourts Holmwood. Cindy-Lee assisted with judging in this year's awards, which were presented earlier this month. The awards covered four categories –

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he product is a prenished extruded PVC material that provides a combination of consistent nish, strength and durability. Being a prenished product means there is no painting or maintenance required following installation, which can often be an unwanted expense to individual homeowners. The nish is consistent and durable, maintaining a low sheen for that THE FINISH IS fresh clean look, with no more CONSISTENT AND warping, cracking or twisting that DURABLE, MAINTAINING you would get with the A LOW SHEEN FOR THAT traditional timber fence. FRESH CLEAN LOOK, Another great feature of the WITH NO MORE WARPING, Paragon System is the ability product. CRACKING OR TWISTING to remain grafti resistant The team at THAT YOU WOULD GET which adds to the ease of Paragon Fencing keeping it clean. WITH A TRADITIONAL offers a free measure One of Paragon Fencing's and quote service along TIMBER FENCE. recent projects included street with advice on best fencing frontage and privacy fencing, along solutions for each client. They with a pedestrian gate to complete the pride themselves on prompt requirements of the client who was left delivery and seek to provide the best, friendly amazed at the system and quality of the service.

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Engineered foundation system Concrete usage dates back thousands of years, with man-made structures surviving to this very day.


ike any craft, science and experimentation has enabled further product development, resulting in concrete which surpasses other products in strength, energy performance, durability and ease of construction, with its use in the modern world exceeded only by that of naturally occurring water. Despite the earthquakes further complicating Christchurch’s foundation requirements Allied Concrete has developed a concrete flooring product which allows for an en gineered foundation system regardless of your technical (TC) category and, according to Southern Foundations Ltd director Bevan McKeich, that’s not the only area where Allied Superslab excels. “Allied Superslab provides a far more earthquake resilient flooring system, which is

warmer, stronger and quicker to build than traditional flooring systems,” Bevan says. “If people understood the benefits of using Allied Concrete’s waffle floor, they simply wouldn’t use a standard flooring system.” Southern Foundations is a registered installer of Allied Superslab and Bevan says the product is a cost-competitive foundation system which is fully accepted by territorial authorities. Allied Superslab is what is known as a waffle pod floor or raft foundation. In its simplest form, square polystyrene pods are placed within the foundation and the concrete slab is poured with a criss-cross of steel reinforcing ribs beneath it, creating a waffle-like pattern when viewed from below. The beam grills within the concrete slab provide a stiffer and stronger final product than a conventional 100mm slab and, because of this inherent strength a deepened perimeter footing can usually be omitted. Allied Concrete utilises a deeper pod within its Superslab, which produces an even stronger finish


against competing products. “An Allied Superslab cuts the construction time for the foundation considerably,” Bevan explains. “A Superslab foundation can be built in four days from start to finish and this will significantly influence your construction costs.” By operating in conjunction with other contra ctors, the company can provide everything from soil testing through to design and construction of your Superslab flooring, providing engineered solutions for TC1, TC2 and even TC3 land categories throughout Canterbury. For more information on how your build project can benefit from Allied Superslab phone Allied Concrete on 0800 4 ALLIED (0800 425 543) or visit to view a comprehensive run down on the range of products available.

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By Rachel Smith

Home for Christmas “For us we’re home,” says Nicky Simpson from Vast Interior. Home brings Vast back into the city, to where they first began on Moorhouse Avenue, and to where they always intended to return.


t is their 10th address in seven years, with their seven year birthday in November a celebration of the longevity of Vast and their loyal customers, who have always seen the store as a destination in itself. The new spacious store showcases everything that Vast Interiors has become well known for – hand crafted timber furniture and homewares from across the globe. Rooms have been carefully created within the large store, utilising their new Sanctum screens which feature distinctive laser cut designs. A grand four poster bed complete with latticed bed head in whitewashed timber, is a feature of one such room, and one of the many pieces created from sustainably sourced mango hardwood.


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The mango hardwood has many different looks across the store – the Monsoon Old Door tables created with planks from old Indian doors, the Salvar range with its marked and multi-layered paint history and the Lyon parquetry tables. The Salvar collection includes tables, chairs, stools and buffets, all produced from aged recycled timber and mango hardwood, with the rough sawn pieces given a smooth protective finish with eight coats of lacquer. The resulting

furniture is easy care and allows the wood to continue to expand and contract as it ages. “No two are the same,” says Nicky, with the distinctive timber meaning that each piece is unique. “And you don’t wait - what you see you can take home.” Forging a personal relationship with the crafts people who create this furniture is an integral part of Vast Interior’s philosophy of providing truly sustainable products. This work takes Nicky and Craig to India, to see where and how their pieces are being made, and to ensure they are working with like-minded people. Across the store is a selection of one off items from India. These found antiques are many and varied – an old wooden letter rack, wooden print block buffet and hand painted elephants.



The store also includes a mezzanine space, which gives their large modular lounge suites room to spread out in their many forms. Lounge suites can be made to order in a number of styles from their range of fabrics, all designed for comfort and style. New stock will be arriving daily from now until Christmas, with Vast ready for the coming season with the installation of a custom designed three metre steel Christmas tree, completed with delicate hanging glass decorations. For Christmas there will be splashes of colour with their recently arrived replica Chinese antique lacquered furniture, a new range of dining chairs, and for the walls, vintage wall art, feature mirrors, and their amazing new graphic pieces from Australian

Vast Moorehouse Ave design Berelle. “Our favourite Elume melts are now available in a range of diffusers,” says Nicky. The Australian made soy wax products are made with the delectable fragrances of nashi pear, fig and lime and pomegranate and rouge, with a selection of their favourite fragrances added to the diffuser line. Add to these sari covered bolsters, ceramic tableware and homeware in duck egg blue

and soft summer shades and picture frames, and it is easy to imagine your home transformed for Christmas or the perfect gift. Look for Buddha’s watchful eye at 130 Moorhouse Avenue and give them a call on (03) 377 5166, visit the little sister store at Stanley Street opposite The Colombo, or check out what is fresh in store on Facebook and at Vast Interior…the difference is everything.

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