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OUT & ABOUT + FASHION + HEALTH & BEAUTY + TRAVEL + CUISINE + HOME + NEW THINGS + AUTO PLUS

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eeping connected with all that our chic little city has on offer is what makes a life of living here one of quality, excitement and style. Metropol explores our city’s local talent, innovative businesses and entertainment hot spots. It encapsulates our city’s unique culture from fashion to food, destinations to designers, socialising to services and more. Metropol is quintessential Christchurch designed to inspire the discerning. A massive 30% increase in circulation over the last quarter brings Metropol readership to an est.* 180,000 readers. We welcome all new readers and businesses to the ‘Metropol Experience’.

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Editorial : Angela Bennett angela@metros.co.nz Production : Julian Laplanche production@metros.co.nz Administration : Emma Dyer admin@metros.co.nz Photography : Wendy Cook wendy@metros.co.nz

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hen I heard about Hotel Montreal and its new Polo Bar, which has emerged from the bones of the former Chateau Blanc Apartments, I couldn't drive past without having to fight the urge to call in for a quick nose. When one of my girlfriends told me about the amazing jeans at Halo & Hazard I wanted to drop everything and get there straight away so I wouldn't miss out on the best styles. It's the same when some of the team here turn up with gorgeous little gifts or eclectic pieces from the many quaint homeware and gift stores around town, I have a moment of 'fomo', especially if they say the piece they bought was almost sold out! Fomo, an acronym from 'fear of missing out', has morphed into our vocabulary and made its way into some of the more casual dictionaries. And while we all experience this emotion at various times, for some it can become extreme. Psychologist John Grohol gives a prime example of fomo in a social context: “Teens and adults text while driving, because the possibility of a social connection is more important than their own lives (and the lives of others). They interrupt one call to take another, even when they don't know who's on the other line. They check their Twitter stream while on a date, because something more interesting or entertaining just might be happening.” It's their fear of missing out on a different connection, whether it be better, or worse, that drives them to keep checking he explains. While the disciplines of our working lives tends to curtail acting on our fear of missing out, one thing that will keep you up with the play and give your free-time wanderings purpose is to have a read through the following pages. As usual we bring you all the latest on what's happening around town and some amazing places to shop. In this issue you can also find out about The Polo Bar and Halo & Hazard – have a read – I'd hate you to miss out!

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Capping off a year of progress The Arts Centre has capped off a year of significant progress with the restoration of one of its best-known architectural features, the College Hall turret.

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he turret, which has been extensively strengthened and restored, was craned into position atop College Hall on Rolleston Avenue recently. Removed after the September 2010 earthquake, the 21tonne structure was lifted into place using a 160-tonne crane before being fastened into a new concrete ring. Extensively renovated by Fletcher Construction Company and Arts Centre stonemasons over the last six months, the turret has been relined with concrete, replacing the original interior brickwork, and the entire tower structure reinforced with concrete and steel. Once completed, the turret will be tied through the tower to a new footing at pavement level with steel rods. Around 10 percent of the exterior stonework has been replaced by the Arts Centre's team of stonemasons, repairing the damage suffered in the region's first major earthquake. Arts Centre CEO André Lovatt says the restoration is symbolic of the progress made on-site – not just in terms of restoration but also earthquake strengthening. “We were very fortunate to have the turret survive that original earthquake, and even more so that the decision was taken to remove the structure prior to February 2011 or damage to this section of the site could have been far more significant,” says Mr Lovatt. During the September 2010 earthquake, the turret broke free of its footing and rotated in place about 50mm.

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Well worth saving and strengthening – the turret pre-quakes. “Like the Clock Tower on Worcester Boulevard, the turret on Rolleston Avenue is one of the site's most recognisable features – especially to visitors to the Botanic Gardens.” “As we progress towards the completion of College Hall – set to reopen in 2015 – we are very pleased to have the structure completed and strengthened to a level where we can now proudly display such a unique feature.” The reinstallation of the turret marks a step closer to the completion of the extensive seven-year, $290 million restoration programme. During this period of restoration, the re-opening of the site will be gradually phased in.

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five minutes Entrepreneur and beer connoisseur Ralph Bungard is the man behind Three Boys Brewery which he started in 2004. Recently his Three Boys Oyster Stout was named best for its style in the inaugural New World Beer & Cider Awards. Ralph is a scientist and his winning stout’s name is no gimmick – real Bluff oysters are used in the brewing process. I caught up with this passionate brewer to find out a little more about how he has become one of New Zealand’s top brewers…

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Why did you decide to leave your career in academic science? I love science and was pretty good at it (if I can say that!). But it is really difficult to achieve in science in New Zealand when the industry is very small and funding is focussed primarily on practical agricultural applications of science. My wife and I lived in the UK for some time where I worked as a scientist. In the UK, funding is pretty good and the science industry is impressive. But once we had our first child, it became pretty clear that growing up in the north of England was no comparison to growing up in New Zealand; so like many Kiwis, we moved home with a sacrifice of career potential for lifestyle – a good decision! What inspired you to start a craft brewery? I trained as a wine maker after my first degree and before I got sucked into hard science as a researcher. I love wine and thought that it might be the industry for me. After working in the UK though, I got more interested in beer (they have great beer in the UK). And after returning to NZ and working again as a scientist, I realised how limited the beer selection was in New Zealand at that time. That is when the germ of the idea to start a brewery began.

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Why is your brewery called Three Boys? That is a question that we are often asked and we largely leave that up to the imagination of our customers! I do have two sons though and my wife Brigid has three boys in the house if she counts me! What were the challenges of setting up a brewery? It is one of those things where, if I was given the task now and had a list of all the things that needed to be done to set up the brewery and business that we have today, then I probably would have said “no thanks!”. I think that is a typical Kiwi way of starting a business though – just start one and see what happens! Probably not the best model and probably why NZ has so many start-up businesses and so many small business failures. The challenges are the same in any start-up business: having to be jack-of-all trades, lack of finances, etc. I guess one big challenge for any small brewery is to get consistency in your product though, so that your customers can come to rely on you for quality and value.

Has your science background helped you in the brewing industry? Most certainly! Biochemistry is such a big part of brewing at every stage of production, from the first task of mashing in the malt, to the last stage of getting the product packaged for sale. I often call it “biochemistry in big pots”. The attention to detail and persistence that is required in science is also a big help – those are things that working in science really teach you. Science also has a very artistic and creative angle too – Is NZ beer distinct like our wines? If so, in what way and who does it appeal to? New Zealand beer is very distinct, and that has been largely driven by the hops. Like grapes where, say Sauvignon Blanc grown in Marlborough is so different than Sauvignon Blanc grown in, say, France or Australia, the same applies to hops. It is just something about the NZ growing conditions that bring out unique flavours in our raw ingredients. On top of that NZ had (and still has) some inspirational hop research and breeding. That has produced unique hop varieties specific to NZ. There is a huge demand for NZ hops overseas and about 80% of our production is exported.

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WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH IN CHRISTCHURCH POSTQUAKES AND WE SHOULD BE PROUD OF THOSE WHO HAVE STAYED AND REBUILT THEIR LIVES AND BUSINESSES.

What defines a ‘craft’ brewer or beer? I actually don’t fancy the word “craft” for brewing. For me it conjures up images of felt hats and tie-died caftans! Great beer can be made by brewers of all sizes just as crap beer can be made by brewers of all sizes. I do prefer microbrewery rather than “craft”. Microbrewery simply tells you that the business is small and most likely locally owned and operated.

The Three Boys team Anita Mitchell, Ralph Bungard, Eli Haines, Misty Weed

What temperature does beer taste best at? That really depends on the beer style. Lagers are often better enjoyed cool while some ales are best at cellar temperature – up to around 13-14C. The biggest sin for a flavourful beer is serving it too cold; that just traps in all the flavour and aroma. What are some of your most popular brews and why? Our biggest sellers are our IPA and our Pils. They are great beers and people know what to expect with those styles. We are probably most renowned for our Oyster Stout and Wheat beer – they are uniquely Three Boys. Oyster Stout is New Zealand’s most awarded beer!

On a more personal note: what is your proudest achievement? Getting a double hat-trick for the local Heathcote Cricket Club! Seriously, I can’t think of any single “proudest moment” without being overcome with embarrassment! I am proud of Three Boys Brewery and proud of the great people that now work at Three Boys.

If you could go back and tell your teenage self something, what would it be? Haha! - Without giving some good advice about girls!? I think I would say that it is not really important what you choose to do, as long as you are always doing something and heading towards a goal. I think that there is too much pressure on kids these days to pick a career and stick with it. Change is good and should not be feared. I guess I would summarise in saying to myself that the direction isn’t important but progress is. What is one thing you would like to see in the ‘new’ Christchurch? I’d like to see more locally produced products on sale and a real pride amongst our locals and retailers of our local industries. We have been through so much in Christchurch postquakes and we should be proud of those who have stayed and rebuilt their lives and businesses. Which is your favourite café, restaurant or bar in Christchurch? Every one that sells Three Boys! Easy! What’s next on the wish list? To spend more time hunting and fishing and with my family over summer – and – of course, drinking local beer! Cheers!

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1. Amar and Harry Singh, Brad Parsonson, Lucy Keenan 2. James and Lauren Wilton, Stacey and Stephen Spence 3. Olwyn and Peter Rae 4. Rae George, Lisa Garrett 5. Ravi Patel, Darshan Panchal 6. Ruth and Steve Cox 7. Patrick Smart, Rachel Wilson 8. The New Corianders on St Asaph St 9. Kevin and Deb Powell

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Coriander’s celebrated the opening of a new Indian restaurant on St Asaph Street, offering the same food, but with lunch hours available in addition to dinner, and takeaways and a bar offering late nights and bar food.

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Santa at The Court

The Court Theatre is encouraging people to “give the gift of theatre” by purchasing tickets for a new children's play, Mrs McGinty and The Bizarre Plant, and gifting them to Christchurch children in need. Ticket donors will choose which of three Christchurch charities receives the ticket(s): Cholmondeley Children's Centre, Christchurch City Mission or Pillars, a charity for children of prisoners.

This Christmas, The Forge at The Court will help make the Santa experience truly memorable for Christchurch children. Santa and three of his elves will be flying in on 13 December and 20 December prior to their appearance, on Christmas Eve, in chimneys all over the world. Elves R U Nortyornice, Glitterdust and Howdoo Umeasureup, will be assisting Santa in his Forge Christmas Grotto. Not only will they handle the 'Naughty or Nice' list, but also, when Santa takes his milk and biscuit breaks at 10am, 11am and 12 noon, they will entertain Grotto visitors with a story and a carol or two. No queues and no charges As an early Christmas present to mums

and dads, not to mention boys and girls, Santa has banned queues at The Forge Christmas Grotto. Instead his elves will meet the children on arrival and take down their names, checking to see if they are on the naughty or nice list. Children will have plenty to do while they wait to be introduced to Santa; children can chat to the elves, write and post a Christmas letter or take pictures at the photo booth. Santa commented, “Ho ho ho, boys and girls have come to see me in my Grotto not stand in line and I know that mums and dads will appreciate my early Christmas gift of making the whole event free.” Rudolf Redknows, the Santa team's transport co-ordinator, has confirmed that Santa and elves will be at The Court Theatre foyer from 9am to 1pm on Saturday 13 and Saturday 20 December.

............................................................................................... Granting wishes If you were to be granted just one wish this Christmas, what would it be? While it's true that there are highly important and sentimental things that money can't buy, it's well-known that there are a few things it can… and in the spirit of granting wishes this Christmas, Northlands is inviting locals to join them in celebrating the season and all its festivities by taking part in its WinYourWish campaign. WinYourWish encourages locals to submit the wishes at the top of their Christmas lists to the centre, and if they're lucky - the centre will grant them that wish. With no limit as to the monetary value of each wish, shoot for the stars, and who knows what will happen! With more than $20,000 allocated strictly to giving gifts, Northlands is looking forward to granting copious Christmas wishes, and is encouraging locals to think outside the box by wishing for travel vouchers to bring back family and friends, or grocery vouchers to shout a family feast!

How to enter: Until 19 December, 2014, locals can attempt to win their wish by shopping at Northlands, taking photos of their 'wish' and submitting to Facebook with the hashtag #WinYourWish. They are also eligible to enter via entry form incentre, and posting on the centre's Facebook page. Conditions apply.

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Partying with the property professionals Riccarton’s Quinovic Property Management recently hosted a Rangiora Promotions drinks and nibbles event, celebrating the end of a busy year for the professional property management specialist.

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1. Caroline Blanchfield, Carol Kavanagh (Kitchen Aid) 2. TFE Staff: Kate Salisbury, Rosanna Russell, Moira Park, Eva Morgan . 3. Phil Sinton (EW Sinton Ltd), Paul Salisbury (Parnell Agencies), Sandra McLay 4. Graham Perkins, Iain Mollison (TFE), 5. Sandra McLay, Sarah McLay, Brian Perkins, Glenys Thornthwaite-KennettRichard 6. Celeste Crawford, Sandra McLay, Duncan McLay, Dorothy Perkins 7. Lucas (Peter Gower) 8. Ngaere Brownlie

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More than fifty-three-thousand South Islanders can't be wrong... and even more will soon holiday in Fiji, thanks to extra flights just announced for Christchurch Airport. Fiji Airways will begin a permanent second service each week between Christchurch and Nadi in time for winter holidays in the sun. From June 23 next year the airline will offer year-round Tuesday morning departures to Fiji and on to North America, to complement its existing Saturday service. The full service airline, in two-class configuration, operates at family friendly hours to and from Fiji. Christchurch Airport General Manager Airlines and Alliances, Matthew Findlay, says Fijian holidays have long been popular for South Islanders wanting to escape the winter, especially because Fiji Airways discounts airfares for children.

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Theatre’s new major partner

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aipara Hills is now recognised as a major partner of The Court Theatre. The sponsorship agreement was signed recently and both businesses are interested in a long term alignment. A range of Waipara Hills wine is now being served at all shows and events held at the theatre, this commenced with the hit production, One Man, Two Guvnors, which plays until 17 January 2015. Waipara Hills Cellar Door Manager, Jenny Anderson, is absolutely thrilled to be associated with such a notable Canterbury institution. Philip Aldridge, Chief Executive, The Court Theatre said, “We welcome Waipara Hills into our family of sponsors, many of whom, like Waipara Hills, are iconic local Canterbury brands. We look forward to many successful seasons together.”

GIVEAWAY Metropol in association with Waipara Hills has a fabulous giveaway competition which includes lunch for two at Waipara Hills Winery and two tickets to the uproariously funny and ingeniously farcical play, One Man, Two Guvnors. To enter the draw to win, email your name and phone number to competition@metros.co.nz with “Waipara Hills & Court Theatre” in the subject line. Entries close on Wednesday 17 December and the winners will be notified on Thursday 18 December.

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New boutique hotel on iconic site New life has grown from the bones of one of the city's well known landmarks, creating a luxury boutique hotel which feels surprisingly like home.

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otel Montreal stands where Chateau Blanc Apartments once was. The former tower with its domed roof is now a lush lawn set for picnics and outdoor movies, and a thoroughfare running from Peterborough Street to Kilmore Street invites the local community to be part of what owners Lilly Cooper and George Cooper-Dixon have produced. “The whole building was lifted and repaired,” says George, with the extensive repair work designed to retain all the original structural walls. It is in the small details that the hotel comes to life - the New Zealand merino wool curtains which are lined like a custom made suit, the inviting comfort of lounge chairs in the spacious suites, and the soft green of the synthetic grass lined balconies which invite you to remove your shoes. “Every single thing has been thought about,” says manager Lucy Gain, who alongside her sister Amelia is responsible for the day to day running of the hotel. Lilly and George worked with in-house designer Bizz McFarlane to ensure the suites are a perfect mix of luxury with a personal feel – a room that you would want to have in your own home. Many of the furnishings were designed by Bizz, with local suppliers such as David Thurston from Akaroa crafting tables and

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serving boards, while the antique pieces window and its outdoor area. which fill the stunning three bedroom The penthouse, as with all suites, penthouse were sourced from has been designed to meet the New Zealand and Australia. needs of their guests – each THE MENU Everything in the hotel is suite includes iPads filled FEATURES A also available for with tempting details RANGE OF TAPAS, purchase with a about the city and iPod number of artworks docks with a BOSE LIGHT AND FILLING, HOT already finding their sound system, and in AND COLD, ALL SERVED way out of the hotel the penthouse a full ALONGSIDE EXCELLENT and into homes kitchen with the option WINES AND DESIGNED TO across the city. of an in-house chef. In all parts of the BE ENJOYED IN THEIR Opening quietly in hotel, green spaces the middle of October it BAR OR SHELTERED outside the building are is obvious that things are OUTDOOR invited in. Large windows going well at Hotel AREA. overlook a lush green lawn Montreal. and Cranmer Square at the The hotel is vibrant with end of the hallway, and the visitors, from those staying in their luxurious penthouse provides expansive range of suites to visitors enjoying a drink views across the changing city from every or meal at the Polo Bar.


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The bar and downstairs area are a HOTEL IS showcase of the passion that owner VIBRANT WITH George and the team share for the game of polo. Memorabilia and equestrian VISITORS, FROM THOSE images fill the room, with guests and STAYING IN THEIR RANGE clients invited to attend matches across OF SUITES TO VISITORS New Zealand. Transport to matches and ENJOYING A DRINK locations across Canterbury are provided in style thanks to the hotel's association OR MEAL AT THE with Land Rover. POLO BAR. Polo Bar is open for dining all day, with their signature Argentinian menu available from 3pm. The menu features a range of tapas, light and filling, hot and cold, all served alongside excellent wines and designed to be enjoyed in their bar or sheltered outdoor area. are to be converted into new spaces, one Lilly and George have big plans for the future to a cooking school and conference make the most of the expansive site. A vegetable building and the other a second Coopers garden will be created at the rear to provide & Co specialist deli. produce for the kitchens, and two old classrooms Lucy says that many of their guests

have strong memories of time spent at Chateau Blanc. It is their recommendation more than any other, and the ability to create new memories from old, that offer an insight into what Hotel Montreal is.

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1.Josh Sinclair, Levon Maeder, Fetupac Fetu 2.Petrina Chai, Robert Dunne (Organiser), Emma Lamb 3.Emma Lamb, Johanna McCord, Anna White 4.Sonia Caird, Marie Jardine 5.Tom Pendreigh, Dave Paterson, Scott Becker

Made in Movember’s just for men To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. On October 29 an event was held at Lincoln Road’s Cargo Bar marking the official launch of Made in Movember Christchurch.

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As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year & on those who have helped to shape our business in a most significant way. We value our relationship with you & look forward to working with you in the year to come. We wish you a happy New Year filled with peace & prosperity.

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A Very Merry Scriptless Improvised comedy is on at The Court Theatre until 20 December. A Very Merry Scriptless stars The Court Jesters and is directed by Dan Bain… 100 years on from World War One and some battles still remain the same. Christmas is coming and the troops want a laugh to forget the trials and tribulations of the year. Travel back in time with the Court Jesters, Christchurch's hilarious improvised comedy company, as they recreate a front line World War One Christmas show. Things would be a lot easier for these plucky improvisers if they had the resources and

the manpower to put on the show they wanted to, but rationing and actors MIA mean that the only thing left to do is don some silly hats and use plenty of audience participation. This Christmas the Court Jesters go 'over the top'! Starting Times: Thursday – Saturday 8pm. Booking Details: 963 0870 or visit www.courttheatre.org.nz

....................................................................... World Buskers Fest' Next year's SCRIT World Buskers Festival is set to host 41 acts from 7 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 wisecracking 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. The 2015 festival will run from 15-25 January and continue its return to the city centre where it began. To see the full line-up for the 2015 festival and to secure early-release seats to make sure you don't miss out, visit www.worldbuskersfestival.com.

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BUSH INN

By Cheryl Colley

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The Bush Inn Centre simply loves Christmas. It loves being all dressed up in its elegant wreaths and garlands and clusters of trees loaded with shiny decorations. It loves the heaps of specials that are on offer from all the retailers. It loves the joy and the fun that its customers get from socialising at this time of year in this very relaxed and friendly environment, and most of all it loves to be able to give something back to the community that has supported it so well throughout the year.

eep an eye on the Bush Inn's Facebook page and its web-site www.bushinncentre.co.nz - for everything that will be on offer over the festive and holiday season. Giving to those who have very little is central to the Bush Inn Centre's values and its point of difference from other shopping malls. The big tree in the entrance foyer, surrounded by a white picket fence – the Tree of Hope - is waiting to receive your gifts, either wrapped or unwrapped for Birthright NZ. This charity believes that all children have the right to a happy, secure and loving home environment, a sentiment that is right at the heart of Christmas. The “Big Fella” aka Santa, will be at the Bush Inn Centre from 11 – 24 December between 11am and 2pm. He will be very much a focal point right outside Paper Plus. Your children can meet him and tell him what they would like for Christmas while you take a photo of them to enter into the centre's photo competition. Upload the photo on to the Bush Inn's social site, ask your friends and family to vote and you could win a prize in one of several categories. You might like to have your prize winning photo framed by Smith's City for just $4.99.

You really do get the complete Christmas package at the Bush Inn Centre - food, fashion and giftware, pampering and entertainment. Spice Paragon or Lone Star are ideal venues to hold pre-Christmas functions. Cafe Moko is open for breakfast so you can meet up with friends early and then “do” the shops.

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The Korean Food Kiosk offers deliciously different ethnic takeaway dishes for lunch or a snack and all GIVING the other food outlets, for TO THOSE WHO which the centre is renowned, have irresistible culinary HAVE VERY LITTLE temptations. You are simply IS CENTRAL TO THE spoiled for choice. BUSH INN CENTRE'S The Garden City Florist is VALUES AND ITS POINT brimming with exquisite giftware and those essential OF DIFFERENCE Christmas lilies while Calder FROM OTHER Electronics is the place to go SHOPPING for stocking fillers and quirky MALLS. and fascinating little gadgets for the person who has everything. Shopping and the lead up to

Christmas Day can be a bit stressful so why not treat yourself to a pampering at The Nail Shop or Accent on Nouveau? All good reasons to make the Bush Inn Centre your destination for everything exciting in shopping and dining. From 11 – 24 December there is another service being offered at the centre. Once you have completed your Christmas shopping you can have your gifts beautifully wrapped for a gold coin donation. The proceeds will be donated to Cholmondeley.

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When Christchurch resident Purnima Khanna visits her native Mumbai, she heads straight for the street food stalls. Many of the specialities of her city are not readily available in New Zealand. Until now that is. Purnima with her friend Seema Sharma want to offer her adopted city of Christchurch a real taste of India's archetypal street food with Mumbai Memories, which was launched at the food truck market in Cathedral Square recently. “Offering fresh, authentic, vegetarian street food is our way of showing Christchurch some of the wonderful variety of Indian food,” she says. The Mumbai Memories food truck will operate evenings and weekends and will advise customers of its location via a Facebook page www.facebook.com/mumbaimemoriesnz.

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Wholly Bagels & Pizza has landed in Christchurch and word of their fabulous pizzas and bagels is spreading like cream cheese. Their bagel recipes use techniques perfected in the Big Apple and then baked to perfection. There are filling combinations for every taste occasion from cream cheese, honey, walnut and raisin to smoked salmon and capers, red onion with your choice of flavoured cream cheese. There're combos with roast beef, chicken or turkey and their Wholly Guacamole – bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and guacamole is irresistible. Pizzas are just as flavoursome, there are the usual pepperoni styles then things step up a notch with some of the specials like the Donald Trump – Italian fennel sausage, mushrooms, red onion, mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce. Wholly Bagels & Pizza are located at 136 Ilam Road, phone (03) 351 0883 or go to www.wholly.co.nz for more information.

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New Crowne Plaza Christchurch InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement to develop the 200room Crowne Plaza Christchurch, signalling IHG's commitment to Christchurch's economic revival. Located in the central business district (CBD) and across from the planned new Christchurch Convention Centre due to open in 2017, the upscale hotel will be a conversion of a current commercial building – the former Forsyth Barr building - owned by a consortium of local Christchurch investors. The hotel will be one of the tallest buildings in the city, presenting guests with unrivalled views of the Southern Alps. The hotel will feature up to five suites and 195 guest rooms and food and beverage options including an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant and lobby lounge and bar. Crowne Plaza Christchurch will be the third Crowne Plaza in New Zealand, joining Crowne Plaza Queenstown and Crowne Plaza Auckland.


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Avonhead Mall’s new Token store Husband and wife duo Eliza and Alfred Lyons have operated Avonhead Mall’s pharmacy for 13 years. Eliza jumped at the chance to take on the neighbouring store to pursue her greatest passion – an exquisite range of homewares, jewellery, giftware and handbags. The opening of Token was celebrated on October 30.

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Jenny's sweatshirt styling tips For work “They're professional yet modern worn over a shirt or under a blazer or jacket. Pair with the new voluminous midi length skirt for a relaxed, up to the minute take on the corporate suit.” Going out “I always bling up Ketz-ke's going out sweats by adding embellished or embroidered elements, or using shiny fabrics. Then all you need to do is team them with a pair of elegant black pants or a statement skirt.” On weekends “Our weekend sweats tend to be screen printed or embroidered, which makes them perfect with denim or patterned pants. Wear a slouchy, oversized sweatshirt with your running leggings and a pair of bright, graphic trainers, and this outfit can stay on all day!” Sweatshirts suit every age and body shape “I think one of the reasons why sweatshirts are so in demand is that they suit absolutely everyone. For a larger figure they don't cling to the body so this makes them very flattering, and for the slimmer figure an oversized sweat with a tight fitting bottom creates an amazing silhouette.” Look out for luxe detailing “The Ketz-ke Wash Sweat has delicate flowers intricately embroidered onto the chiffon fabric at the front. Our signature Bang Sweat is another summer must-have. It's made in a lightweight fabric with a contrasting printed chiffon in the sleeves and on the back. This luxe detailing elevates a sweatshirt into something quite special, yet the easy shape means it can be worn day or night.”

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ull festive season is underway with the arrival of their Christmas treats including the Noel Home Fragrance Collection and a wide range of Christmas decorations. The Noel Collection brings together scents of balsam and firs, Christmas citrus and persimmons, and mulled cider with allspice, clove and nutmeg, to create a traditional fragrance for the home, New this season is their Holly Berry fragrance, which offers a sweeter Christmas scent, with Holly NEW Berry and Noel available in THIS SEASON elegant candles in frosted glass jars, IS THEIR HOLLY diffusers, fragrance BERRY FRAGRANCE, and boxes. oils and fragrance AVAILABLE IN ELEGANT The soft fragrances of sprays. CANDLES IN FROSTED rosewater, lily and Silver and white, lavender, which Crabtree and traditional reds GLASS JARS, DIFFUSERS, and Evelyn are so well and greens, feature in FRAGRANCE OILS known for, make the ideal their decorations for AND FRAGRANCE gift and are available in a the Christmas season, SPRAYS. wide array of beautiful gift from delicate snow packs. globes and tree ornaments For the men there are the scents to wreaths and decorative of Morrocan Myrrh, Indian Sandalwood trees. For those looking for the and West Indian Lime, in a full skin care range, perfect table setting pieces there are deluxe including shave soap in a wooden bowl. Christmas crackers, hand towels, napkins To complete your gorgeous gifts, Crabtree and table decorations to set your Christmas and Evelyn will be offering their stunning gift mood. wrapping services complete with hand tied Also in store is their huge selection of bows. seasonal sweet treats, including a wide Visit Crabtree and Evelyn at Merivale Mall or array of fudges, shortbread, gingerbread give them a call on (03) 348 7342, for men, preserves, marmalades and Christmas shopping made easy. Christmas cookies, packaged in cute tins

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With celebrations just around the corner, Merivale Mall is creating a Christmas experience with a difference. “Come in and make a day of it,� says Nicola Dolan from Merivale Mall.

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hether it is a visit with the kids, a cup of tea with the ladies or a long lazy day of shopping finished off with a glass of wine at JDV, they offer a wide selection from fashion and food, to homeware, accessories and the much loved gift of a good book. Their gift wrapping service will be provided by local charities and not for profit organisations this year, for a gold coin donation. The same beautiful wraps that Merivale Mall is well known for, will be created by groups including the Sweet Adelines, Charity Hospital and Bellyful Christchurch, among others, from Friday 5 December.

SANTA WILL OF COURSE BE VISITING WITH CANDY CANE TREATS FOR LUCKY KIDS, WITH MERIVALE MALL INVITING PARENTS TO BRING ALONG THEIR CHILDREN AND TAKE THEIR OWN PHOTO WITH SANTA.

For those who just can't quite decide on the perfect gift, the gift wrapping station will also be selling gift vouchers. The vouchers are valid for any store within the mall, providing a range of options to suit every person. One such store is a new arrival to Merivale Mall, Copper + Pink, which opened its doors at the beginning of November.

The store has a wonderful range of beautiful homeware, including icoTraders vintage industrial look furniture and lighting, and small pieces for your own home or as a great Christmas gift. They are also the exclusive retailer for Melody Rose tableware, with fine bone china pieces featuring skulls and circus performers, for a fun and different look. Santa will of course be visiting with candy cane treats for lucky kids, with Merivale Mall inviting parents to bring along their children and take their own photo with Santa. Santa will be in store from 11.30am to 3.30pm daily, from Saturday 13 December until Christmas Eve. And for those who like to leave it to the last minute there are extended opening hours close to Christmas, and the guarantee of an easy car park, to make sure you are ready for Christmas Eve celebrations.

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Wonderland of shopping The Colombo is recognised as one of Canterbury’s leading providers of fashion and lifestyle trends, so it’s little wonder they’re stepping things up a notch for Christmas.

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he selection of inspiring boutiques, with unique identities and attitudes, work together and bounce off one another to create a vibrant wonderland of retail shopping, entertainment and dining. “Each of The Colombo’s home and giftware stores carries their own flair and style,” says Caroline Cooper-Dixon, development and marketing manager. Their focus on quality sees pieces sourced both internationally and from local manufacturers within New Zealand, a portfolio characterised by forward-thinking, long-lasting and environmentally friendly products. The array of Christmas offerings, from fashions and seasonal cuisine to presents and interior furnishings, is intended to contain something for every individual. Abode is a clean-cut, Scandinavian-esque, lifestyle and homeware boutique that inspires and brings a unique edge to the spaces it dresses, ideal for those with an artsy and fashionable approach to home living.

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Skout is relatively new to The Colombo, and the vintage-inspired gift store is self-described as a “treasure trove of whimsical ware.” Their love of NZ made sees them explore New Zealand’s best jewellery, clothes, cards, toys and more. Bolt of Cloth is motivated by a love of fabric and design. As stockists of contemporary designer fabrics they are the perfect place for creative types to source material for clothing, cushions, curtains and other furnishings. Industria’s prevalent industrial style is portrayed in their bespoke furniture and artwork. Their distinct pieces are fit for residential and commercial spaces and as such the store is a haven for those with an eye for bold details. Redcurrent is a fabulously feminine space, dressed with charming gifts and pieces that mothers, sisters, daughters and friends would love. Visit shopping emporium, The Colombo, at 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham. www.thecolombo.co.nz.

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Make Christmas Sparkle There can be little more special a Christmas gift than an exquisite piece of jewellery. The family jeweller to generations of Cantabrians - Westende Jewellers on Colombo Street in Sydenham - knows that Christmas is a time to be shared with those you love. They are making it easy for long-term and new customers to light up their world with sparkle and with colour through the irresistible pieces featured in the store's Christmas catalogue.

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he catalogue, which can be viewed under 'specials' online at THE www.westendejewellers.co.nz, is full of gift ideas for men, for women and for SELECTION children – really something for OF DIAMOND everyone. The selection of diamond jewellery, including rings, earrings and JEWELLERY, INCLUDING pendants, is quite simply stunning. Then there are pieces featuring RINGS, EARRINGS AND stones in a myriad of colours – PENDANTS, IS emeralds, sapphires, rubies, blue topaz, citrines, peridots and rhodolite QUITE SIMPLY garnets. The designs range from classic STUNNING. to contemporary and come in yellow gold, rose gold and white gold. Pearls of different shapes, sizes and colours also adorn the catalogue's pages as do designs in silver and pieces from the innovative and delightful Pastiche range of jewellery. That essential timepiece is not forgotten either with watches in the ranges stocked by Westende Jewellers – Citizen, Casio, and the latest addition of the very stylish Daniel Wellington Brand. They also carry a catalogue selection from Seiko, Pulsar, Lorus, and Olympic, including children's 'Time Teacher' watches, all with special prices. Christmas jewellery shopping does not need to be expensive either. Charming little sterling silver earrings for girls are only $19.90 and watches start from just $39.90. Speaking of diamonds, Westende Jewellers have very recently begun selling Astralis diamonds. These are cuts of diamonds

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On trend for Celebrate this summer with great looking hair at Corkin + Friends. With November marking their third birthday, the salon has much to celebrate.

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offering a gift to their clients when they mention this story in Metropol - a complimentary Wella infusion hair treatment valued at $25 with any hair service. The team at Corkin + Friends offer expert hair care, whether you are looking for styling for a special event, your regular cut and colour or a new look for summer. For the coming months, they say that soft waves with natural colours and ballayage are still on trend. “Ballayage continues to be big this summer, from natural blonde through to the more adventurous pastel

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colours – pinks, purples and mint green,” says Stewart. “Ballayage or ombre is a great colour technique as it creates a gentle softer colour tone, which softens out over summer – it's not a high maintenance colour.” The salon continues to pursue the very best in terms of their stylists and the experience they provide, with their new generation stylist, Kat Grigg, one of the top three apprentices for the year. They will also be taking their skills out of the salon this month, with the team proud to be part of Fashion on the Polo Field, a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House, South Island. With fashion and polo a

“BALLAYAGE OR OMBRE IS A GREAT COLOUR TECHNIQUE AS IT CREATES A GENTLE SOFTER COLOUR TONE, WHICH SOFTENS OUT OVER SUMMER – IT'S NOT A HIGH MAINTENANCE COLOUR.”

perfect mix, Corkin + Friends will be styling models hair for the runway event, which takes place on the evening of Thursday 11 December at the Port Hills Polo Club in Tai Tapu. For those still on the hunt for a great gift Corkin + Friends has put together a selection of Christmas packs, ranging from $37 through to $75. The packs are specifically designed for all hair types and needs, including products from the Wella professional range, Wella system professional range and Sebastian. Something a little special is also available with the limited edition ghd rose gold Christmas pack, where the ghd V gold

classic styler takes on a new look with a glossy rose gold finish and sleek black plates. Pack One includes the ghd iron with a travel case RRP $320, and Pack Two the ghd iron and the ghd air professional hairdryer, also in rose gold, RRP $450. Visit www.corkinandfriends.co.nz, or call Corkin + Friends on (03) 371 9297, to talk to the friendly team about your next appointment or gift options.

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A meeting of like minds The luminous colour of gemstones and the weave of beautiful fabrics – some things were made for each other. A chance meeting of like minds brought the ideas and energy of three Christchurch business women together, forming a partnership based on a love of colour and a similar aesthetic.

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talismans from across the world, such as the blue evil eye, five fingered Hand of Fatima, their signature angel wings and dagger, as well their own indigenous hei-tiki. “They have a great weight to them,” says Robyn, who finds that when the necklaces are added to her fashion at Halo & Hazard, customers seldom want to take them off. Halo & Hazard started out as a pop up store, when Robyn returned to live in New Zealand after 15 years abroad. She began selling some of the excellent jeans

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she knew well from her seven years living in the United States, extending her range to include tops and dresses made with beautiful fabrics filled with colour, and finding a home for Halo & Hazard at the South City Centre. In a city which is known for a love of conservative black the store offers a refreshing alternative. “I think Christchurch women love casual and relaxed pieces,” says Robyn, with her fashion following the West Coast styles from the United States. She visits the United States a few times a years to select her US designed lines, including the popular Flying Monkey jeans, bright denim for children and casual wear for young ladies and plus sizes. Robyn has created a space where her customers are welcome to breeze through and check out what is new in store each week, in both her fashion and its perfect accessory in SIC jewellery. For all three women there is a mutual friendship and admiration of each other's work, a shared eye for detail - it feels less coincidence and more choice that all three are wearing Halo & Hazard fashion with SIC jewellery around wrists and necks.

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f you need jewellery valued this is the place to come. “Precious pieces should be valued every three – five years to ensure the value is up to date for insurance purposes,” says Jayne Douglas, co-owner of the store. “We send the jewellery to an independent valuer and the whole process takes from seven to ten working days with a written valuation at the end.” People often have jewellery that they are not wearing anymore lying around in drawers because the pieces may be old fashioned or simply not to a person's taste. Why not take these into Harrington's and work with the expert staff to have them re-modelled or re-designed into more modern and appropriate pieces? Jayne herself has an exquisite ring that has been made with the diamonds and metal from several other pieces, including her mother-inlaw's engagement ring and a pair of earrings. Harrington Showcase Jewellers also offer repairs on both watches and jewellery. They can quickly replace watch batteries and straps from the stock they have on hand and can carry out

minor repairs on site. Anything more complex is sent to their independent experienced watchmaker. Harrington's can also organise water pressure tests on any watch used for diving over 100 metres. They can apply their magic to make dull-looking jewellery sparkle again with their careful cleaning process and they will advise on and organise any repairs that need to be made, especially to the claws that hold precious stones in place on a ring. Engraving of cups and plaques, christening mugs, rings and lockets and anything else you choose can all be arranged through Harrington's. It really is a one-stop jewellery shop.

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Check out our range of watches, clocks and giftware. On Time Phone 982 4883.

Desert God by Wilbur Smith $39.99. Hot Deal, normally $49.99. Sequel to River God. The Best of Miranda by Miranda Hart $29.99. Hot Deal, normally $39.99. Paper Plus Phone 332 7997.

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FASHION, HEALTH & BEAUTY

Your lips will look lush with the gorgeous new colours in the Lanc么me L'Absolu Rouge range. Ten of the world's most beautiful roses were selected to create this sophisticated bouquet of brand new shades, on counter now. RRP $57.00

BeautyFILE Keep this tube of goodness close to you all through summer. Soothe Tube is a new intensive hydrating cream for your hands from Ashley & Co. It's a rich yet non-greasy, aromatic and natural blend, perfect for parched hands and cuticles.

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Dressed for the festive season The South City Centre is all dressed up for the festive season. Things don't stand still here with new stores opening and refurbishments taking place in established businesses.

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oghurt Story is a recent arrival, and an enticing one at that, with its wonderful range of frozen yoghurts and over 50 different toppings to go with them. The store is bright and colourful with its displays of fresh fruits and fruit salads at its Green Stop fresh fruit smoothie and juice bar. Another new kid on the South City block is iCell, specialists in smart phone and smart device accessories, phone unlocking and repairs. With a huge range of accessories and a very quick turn-around for most repairs done onsite, you can have your repair done while you shop elsewhere in the centre. Further along at Rodney Wayne Hair stylist they are celebrating their new look salon with its contemporary and elegant natural tones, new reception area and new dispensary. The Warehouse and New World continue to thrive and are well supported by other well known national and local brands, including “on trend” ladies' fashion and footwear stores – Pagani, Halo and Hazard, Hannahs and Street Legal. With 600 free car parks on-site, South City has very easy access from both Durham and Colombo Streets. The, arguably, 'best food court' in town is right in the heart of the centre and provides an ideal meeting place throughout the day. Other services include a

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SOUTH CITY CENTRE SEES ITSELF AS A HUB FOR THE COMMUNITY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EXCITING RE-DEVELOPMENT OF THE CBD.

Post and Lotto outlet, free Wifi and a shoe repair and key cutting booth, travel agent and so much more. There are also some niche stores that are unique to South City such as Beggs Music Store, TeasMe the specialist tea shop, and the Japanz Bakery with its selection of New Zealand favourites along with a mix of Japanese and Asian delicacies. Everything on sale here is baked onsite the good old fashioned way with all natural ingredients. South City Centre sees itself as a hub for the community to take advantage of the exciting re-development of the CBD. It's a place to

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socialise and to enjoy entertainment events for the whole family. The recent Ladies' Night and market day with animals, face painting and dancing was a huge success and other events are planned for the school holidays. The place to find out about what is happening at the centre in the way of events, competitions and in-store specials is their Facebook page – www.facebook.com/southcityshoppingcentre.

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FASHION, HEALTH & BEAUTY

By Cheryl Colley

Confidential service to assist men You may have seen the TV ads. They're about a medication called 'Sildenafil'. It's a little blue pill that provides treatment for men with erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil can be prescribed by pharmacists who have completed an approved training programme for patients who are suitable for this service.

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uch a pharmacist is Aki Tominari, owner of the South City Pharmacy. “Being able to offer as wide a range of services to customers as we can is at the heart of the way we operate our pharmacy,” says Aki. “We want to exceed people's expectations and I am really excited that we can offer this new confidential service for men. A private initial consultation with me will take about 20 minutes and repeat supplies will take about five minutes. It's very convenient, time-saving and afford able.”

THE PHARMACY ALSO PROVIDES A FREE SELF-SERVICE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK.

The new service is symptomatic of this business which has positioned itself as an approachable pharmacy people can trust for sound advice and information. Aki certainly is not hidden out the back filling prescriptions, but rather makes himself fully available to customers to discuss their needs. South City Pharmacy has arrangements with GPs for prescriptions to be send

directly to the pharmacy to be filled, thus saving patients' time. The pharmacy also provides a free sel f-service blood pressure check. Open seven days customers can have their scripts filled any time between 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday, 10am – 6pm Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday. There is also a great selection of Christmas gift ideas to choose from at South City Pharmacy. Their range is ever expanding so pop into the store to get inspired and have your Christmas gifts sorted. You will not be disappointed.

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Be committed to dental health in 2015 When husband and wife dentists Grahame Dutton and Christine Duxbury established Duxton Dental their aim was to provide “a superior dental experience with a focus on our patients’ needs for respect, comfort, dignity and education in order to guide them along the path to optimum health and wellness.”

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n the 17 years since opening, Duxton Dental has moved to a purpose built practice in Riccarton and the business has also grown to comprise sixteen staff, several of whom have been with Duxton Dental for over 10 years. With dentists Grahame, Christine, Hayley and Rhonda, hygienists Micayela, Megan and Corinne, supported by clinical staff Sue, Carol, Heather, Rose and Jewels and administrators Annabelle, Sonia, Sally and Katherine, Duxton Dental is able to offer a comprehensive range of treatments and services. Since graduating from Otago Dental School in 1990, Grahame and Christine have worked overseas and continue to “pursue excellence through continuing education, personal and team growth and mastery of leading edge technology.” Advancements in technology and modern

GRAHAME AND CHRISTINE CONTINUE TO “PURSUE EXCELLENCE THROUGH CONTINUING EDUCATION, PERSONAL AND TEAM GROWTH AND MASTERY OF LEADING EDGE TECHNOLOGY.”

dental treatment demand ongoing training for dentists to remain conversant with best practice techniques. Accordingly, Duxton Dental staff regularly attend courses and conferences both in and out of Christchurch. Oral health is a key indicator of general health and patients are encouraged to participate in an ongoing active maintenance programme. Dental hygiene treatments keep teeth free of plaque, ensure gums remain healthy and solve issues of bad breath. USA research has shown that bad breath is produced by bacteria based in the throat and surface of the tongue, rather than the digestive system as previously thought, and Duxton Dental has found Therabreath products to be the most effective solution for bad breath. As well as dental hygiene and maintenance of teeth for longevity with fillings, crowns and bridges, many patients are keen to improve the look of their teeth with cosmetic dental treatments such as implants, tooth whitening and orthodontics including the Invisalign system. Invisalign consists of a series of almost invisible, removable aligners that are changed every two weeks. Individually manufactured for your particular teeth, as each aligner is

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successively replaced, little by little the teeth re-align until they have straightened the prescribed amount. For new patients, Duxton Dental has developed a detailed and in depth assessment that covers four main areas; bone and gums, jaw joints and bite, structural integrity of teeth and cosmetic appearance. Incorporating a digital jaw scan, bite analysis, oral cancer screen, laser decay detection, digital photos, gum disease analysis and dental risk assessment, the patient receives a full written summary and the proposed personal treatment plan. Their CEREC 3 cad/cam system is designed for single and multiple dental restorations; the laser is used for endodontics, periodontology and surgery; the computer controlled Wand provides effective pain free injections and the Air Abrasion machine blows away dental decay without damaging tooth enamel. Philosophy: Our aim at Duxton Dental is to provide the highest standards of dental health, function and aesthetics, to ensure your wellbeing and to promote good health. This will be accomplished by utilising the latest advances in knowledge, material and technology. Duxton Dental is committed to the best dental care they can provide because “as a team we believe our patients deserve it.” If your teeth deserve looking after, phone 348 5488 for a consultation or visit www.duxtondental.co.nz or facebook for more information.

The team at Duxton Dental wish everyone a safe & happy Christmas & New Year! CHRISTMAS HOURS Closing Dec 22nd re-opening Jan 6th Gift vouchers available

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Phone 03 348 5488 22 Bartlett Street, Riccarton. (Hagley Park end of Riccarton Road)

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By Lydia Truesdale

Have bag will travel… Bags are an essential part of travel, whether making every day errands and activities more effortless, transporting fragile items, or holidaying short and long term. Finding the right bag for the purpose is important, and at long-established store Just Bagz it is a specialty.

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raham Griffiths began handcrafting bags fresh out of high school, alongside and with the expert guidance of his father. Today the family business is home to a variety of modern, colourful and durable options imported from Europe and abroad. While Graham no longer makes the bags, he understands how they are made and what equates to high quality, and is naturally picky when it comes to selecting products for his store. He brings in high quality pieces that other providers aren't likely to have, keeping their selection unique and inspiring.

“I look for things that are a bit different... particularly with travel luggage people like to be able to easily spot their piece coming off the terminal,” he says. Their range is certainly distinct, and includes everything from Disney and Marvel collection suitcases, to soft luggage like canvas backpacks, handbags, clutches and totes made with Indian leathers, as well as leather briefcases, laptop bags and satchels.

THEIR RANGE IS CERTAINLY DISTINCT, AND INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM DISNEY AND MARVEL COLLECTION SUITCASES, TO CANVAS BACKPACKS, HANDBAGS, CLUTCHES AND TOTES AS WELL AS LEATHER BRIEFCASES, LAPTOP BAGS AND SATCHELS.

Reputable brands like LouenHide and Pierre Cardin add to the sophisticated selection, while brands like Zoom Lite from Australia offers a series of quality bags with a smartcasual factor. “We try to cover most aspects of travel care and cater to everybody, with friendly and helpful service.” They rely on their understanding of what it is that customers are looking for in travel and everyday bags as well as in customer service. The team of staff have been trained by Graham to assist in finding and providing information on suitable pieces for individuals and making that individual's experience a fulfilling one. They know that tastes and needs change

with time, and they continue to evolve with their customers and offer an unparalleled range that is now exclusively handpicked from overseas to keep prices down. With Graham having learned many insights from his father and expanding his knowledge over “a lifetime” in the industry it makes sense that people travel from all over Canterbury to source their pieces. Just Bagz can be found at Dress-Smart, 409 Main South Road, Hornby, and is open seven days a week between 10am and 5pm. www.facebook.com/justbagzChristchurch

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KIDSZONE

We don't tell children how it's done; we guide them to try it for themselves.

Learning through engagement Benjamin Franklin once said “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.” While it was some time in the 18th century that he uttered those words, he could have been describing the philosophy behind Halswell Preschool.

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e see the role of the teacher as someone who actively plays with children, a person who expands children's thinking skills and genuinely engages with each child,” co-owner Eileen Keane explains. “With this support from the teachers the children are able to develop the ability to learn for themselves.” With 18 children per day in the Over-Two area and just eight in the Under Twos, the Centre's conscious decision to keep group sizes small allows teachers to have more one on one time with children and ensures the programme meets the learning interests of all children. “We believe our small group sizes really promote the children's wellbeing. It allows the teachers to develop stronger

relationships with the children and also allows the teachers to develop authentic partnerships with families/whanau based on relationships that foster honest communication, trust and respect.” Eileen and co-owner Joy Scott wanted to replicate the strong model they had created at Elmwood Preschool nine years before, establishing the Halswell Junction Road preschool in 2001. “We wanted another place where children could learn to take risks in a safe environment; whether it's a physical risk like jumping from one item to another or challenging themselves intellectually,” Eileen says. “We don't tell children how it's done; we guide them to try it for themselves.” Another area the Centre excels in is allowing

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children the freedom to express their thoughts and feelings. “We teach them to do that in an appropriate way, in a supportive environment.” Bi-culturalism is also a key component and the team recognises the importance of this learning. “Bi-culturalism is really important for everyone in New Zealand and preschool is a great place to start modelling this.” There are spaces available in the Under-Two area. With an open door policy, you're welcome to view any time during centre hours 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday at 31 Halswell Junction Road, or phone (03) 322 8727 and speak to Centre Leader Jo or Team Leader Kathryn. Find them on Facebook or visit www.halswellpreschool.co.nz.


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THERE ARE ollaborating with local artists, Nature baby has come up with prints that are beautifully SWEATSHIRTS crafted around drawings of leaping IN THEIR NEW PRINT trapeze artists, tigers jumping through hoops, RANGE, THE EVERbears on bicycles and pretty butterflies aflutter. VERSATILE SOFT CORD In a magical garden, paper boats set sail, and AND HUCKLEBERRY AND multicolour polka dots take the wonderment of the past and bring it into the play of the BRIGHTON SHORTS – everyday. These cute prints work back with PERFECT FOR TREE their classic seaside stripes in signature and SCALING AND seasonal colours. New to the collection are the SAND DUNE super soft lightweight cotton knits, great for layering in these ever changing trans-seasonal SLIDING. days. There are sweatshirts in their new print range, the ever-versatile soft cord and Huckleberry and Brighton shorts – perfect for tree scaling and sand dune sliding. For those venturing out to the ocean Nature Baby has developed a range of soft towelling pieces. These are perfect for when you need to keep your little one warm and dry without interrupting their sandy rambling. There are ponchos, hoodies and beach towels in broad navy and sunshine yellow stripes. Nature Baby is a family business specialising in clothing, sleepwear, bedding and skincare that nurture you, your baby and nature. Stockists in Christchurch are: Ballantynes and Milk, with a select range in Redcurrent stores.

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THE GIFT OF GIVING Check out the gorgeous new range from Lazybones (Alice dress - $189.90). Now at Cosi Fan Tutte, Shop 26a, The Tannery Tel (03) 389-3897

Selected picnic-ware perfect for a sunny afternoon $5-$20 from

Buchan street Retro located upstairs in the backstreets of Sydenham at 71 Buchan Street. Open Wednesday to Friday 11-4 and Saturdays 11-3, www.facebook.com/BuchanSt Retro.

Christchurch Comparison Book $14.95 Ideal for posting (A4 calendar size). Available from local book retailers or online at

Pink Flamingos Unique garden ornaments have landed at

The Gift Box 19 Gerald Street, Lincoln Ph: 325 7570 Open 7 Days

KeswinPublishing.com Try our funky Mason Red wine glasses $15ea. Only at Vast Interior 130 Moorhouse Ave Ph. 377 5166

Now big girls can be mermaids too! Merfin Mermaid Tails – from $139. Up to size 9-11 Adults. Available from Retro Metal Pendulum. Assorted Designs. Available from Pinkerbelle is FOR SALE.Please call Mel at 021 1501 029 or email mel@pinkerbelle.co.nz

Flower Bazaar 406 Innes Rd, Mairehau. Ph. 386 1711. www.ianharveyflowers.co.nz

Out of the Box Contemporary Furniture Store www.outoftheboxchch.co.nz or ph: 027 4775060.

Colourful beaded necklace for that unique Christmas present

www.bluescarlet.co.nz Ph. 021 1151 325

Hamish Allen Prints, plus Furniture. Jewellery. Gifts. Something for everyone this Christmas at

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Meet Me in the Square: Christchurch 1983-1987 Photographs by David Cook. In bookstores now. $49.95 / $39.95 christchurchartgallery.org.nz/shop


CUISINE

RECIPES FOOD WINE BARS & CAFÉS RESTAURANTS

Hammy Christmas! F

reedom Farms, producers of delicious naturally farmed pork products, shares its delicious ham glaze recipe with Metropol and wishes everyone a very merry Christmas! Ham Glaze 2 C Breakfast marmalade (we use Anothoth Farm Breakfast Marmalade) ½ C orange juice ½ C pineapple juice 1 C brown sugar 3 tsp chili flakes (if you don't like chili, try dried cranberries chopped finely) 1 orange (grated rind and juice) 1 tsp ground cumin seeds ½ tsp ground coriander seeds 3 cardamom pods ground 1 tbsp whole grain mustard 50 whole cloves 1 Freedom Farms ham

For the ham: Remove skin, not the fat (slide your hand under the skin to remove, leave the skin on the hock). Retain the skin, sit the ham on skin as a trivet while cooking in the roasting dish, to this also add 1-2 cups of water for extra moisture. Score ham where the skin has been removed to make a 2-3cm diamond pattern and stud with the whole cloves.

Glaze method: In a saucepan simmer for 5-10 minutes the marmalade, brown sugar, orange juice, pineapple juice, ground coriander, ground cumin seed and ½ of the chili flakes and whole grain mustard (you want this all to reduce slightly, by 30%). Pre heat oven to 160C and spoon or brush some of the glaze mixture on to the skinless ham, then place in oven. Keep basting the ham with this glaze and the pan liquid several times. Cook ham for 10 minutes per kg or until glaze is sticky and shiny. Remove from oven, sprinkle with remaining chili flakes, grate on orange skin.

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in your kitchen

Celebrate with us this festive season...

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50 Bistro Festive Entertaining Pre-Christmas lunch - 3 courses for just $45pp available until 24 December Live Music – Delta Swing Friday 5, 12 & 19 December, 6pm - 9pm 50 Park Terrace P: 371 0250 E: 50bistro@thegeorge www.50bistro.co.nz

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Christmas macarons in-store….A beautiful collection capturing the tastes of Christmas! J’aime les Macarons Ph (03) 366 9108 www.jaimelesmacarons.co.nz

Open 7-3 Tuesday - Friday, 9-3 Saturday.

Please come in and experience our Persian and Turkish cuisine NEW MENU

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plus our delicious new cabinet food with complimentary Turkish coffee or apple tea. Food always fresh with those delightful Middle Eastern flavours. Dine in or Takeaway. Bookings essential.

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CUISINE

Dine with the stars under a glass ceiling In Christchurch we can now dine with the stars – of the astral variety not the glitzy Hollywood type.

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tellar, situated on the top floor of the striking new building on 235 Riccarton Road, is an exciting and unique new restaurant and bar that literally takes you to the heavens. Stars and star gazing is the theme. The central glass ceiling provides a THE window to the skies and a CENTRAL telescope is provided for GLASS CEILING those who want a closer look. The rest of the ceiling PROVIDES A WINDOW is a stunning vista of starTO THE SKIES AND A spangled glass. TELESCOPE IS PROVIDED It's an enchanting and FOR THOSE WHO WANT elegant setting to enjoy whipped fine dining in the A CLOSER LOOK. THE cauliflower, beef evenings and more fillet with oysters, REST OF THE CEILING IS casual fare during the day. potato puree and A STUNNING VISTA OF The food is french beans, herb STAR-SPANGLED contemporary European with crusted rack of GLASS. a Kiwi influence and, like the lamb, crispy pork belly decor, shows flair and originality. with kumara miso puree, The evening menu is extensive, pan-fried duck breast with exciting and adventurous - a mix of classic parsnip puree, sautĂŠed baby cos and modern. Starters include fresh fish sashimi and grilled haloumi are but a few of the choices with mango lemongrass puree and cauliflower on offer. fritters. Among the entrees are Bluff Oyster Mouth-watering desserts include time Chowder with smoky bacon and southern honoured classics with a twist: tiramisu, clams (also available at lunchtime), quail, chocolate pudding with banana marmalade, prosciutto salad, and persimmon; pan-fried blueberry tart, passion fruit pavlovas, carrot scallops with sweet corn and pork belly, and and white chocolate fondant, affogato and goat's curd gnocchi with watercress and black more. olive tapenade. High tea (now offered by upmarket The mains offer something for every taste establishments worldwide) is served at Stellar and appetite. Green pea risotto with goat's feta from Thursday to Sunday. The starry setting is and brown butter, pan-fried grouper with a perfect venue for a ladies' catch-up, offering

the opportunity to enjoy dainty sweet and savoury tit-bits with tea, coffee or an alcoholic drink in classy, quiet surroundings. Lunch and breakfast are more casual affairs, offering beautifully cooked fare at affordable prices in upmarket surroundings. Stellar, with its unique concept and interesting menu, is an exciting addition to the rapidly growing Christchurch dining scene. There's also plenty of parking behind the new building. For more information check the website www.stellarrestaurant.co.nz. Ph. 021 232 1158.

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Taste & experience delicious mouth watering food, in this unique, star gazing setting

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Coriander’s Ethnic Indian Restaurant Come in and Experience an Exquisite Array of Delicate Flavours!

Coriander’s New St Asaph Street location NOW OPEN!

Phone 0508 111 001 St Asaph

Edgeware

Rolleston

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NOW OPEN! Fully licensed 222 St Asaph St, CBD Christchurch Phone Bookings: call 03 365 5557 Opening hours: 7 Days 11.30am-12.30am Lunch: 7 Days 11.30am to 4.30pm Takeaway pick up 41 Welles Street

BYO & fully licensed 76 Edgeware Rd, Edgeware Village Christchurch Phone Bookings call 366 7223 Lunch Monday-Friday 11.30am-2.00pm Dinner 7 Days from 5pm-10pm.

BYO & fully licensed Shop No 8, 70-76 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Square Rolleston, Christchurch Phone Bookings call 03 347 2315 Lunch Monday-Friday 11.30am-2.00pm Dinner 7 Days from 5pm-10pm

Fully licensed BYO & fully licensed Shop 5/30 Cnr Conical Rd Hill & Chisolm 17 Beach Road Ave, Hanmer Springs Kaikoura Phone Bookings call Phone 03 319 6844 03 315 7616 Lunch Monday-Sunday Lunch Monday-Friday 11.30am-2.00pm 11.30am-2.00pm Dinner 7 Days from Dinner 7 Days from 5pm-10pm 5pm-10pm.

www.corianders.co.nz

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India’s finest: Flavour & intrigue in the CBD The new Coriander's restaurant and bar has just opened at 222 St Asaph Street, situated in the eye-catching new building that is a replica of the former 1860s Occidental Hotel.

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Bollywood room, a Tiger booth, a huge sandstone relief of the Taj Mahal, patterned tiles reminiscent of a Rajasthan fort and a colonial style verandah create an atmospheric setting. With the opening of this establishment, owner Amardeep Singh has not only expanded his culinary empire, he has also raised his already high bar for food and customer service. Of course, the ethnic Indian cuisine served at the new inner city venue is of the same consistent high quality that is delivered at the other four Coriander's. But the new venue offers more options - bar and lunch menus, exciting additions to the dinner menu, a lively wine and cocktail list, and Indian beers on tap. To celebrate the opening, a Christmas banquet offer enables diners to choose anything off the menu. Book the funky Bollywood Room, with its walls papered in colourful movie posters (which seats up to 50)

and you have an exotic venue (complete with Indian background music) for your Christmas function. This is one of the three separate areas (four if you include the veranda) that cleverly enables this large restaurant and bar to cater for imitate and large groups who can enjoy dining, drinking, or even dancing. Yes, a DJ makes use of the impressive sound system from 10pm to 1am on Thursday, Friday and

Saturday, and is also available for private parties. Each “room” is subtly different and attention has been paid to every detail. Paintwork glows in rich reds and greens, striking murals set the scene, dark timbers contrast with honey coloured marble table tops. Pendants – some modern, others traditional - add intrigue, while the bar is aglow with back lit marble and glittering green and gold tiles. Just crossing the threshold to this marvelous new building is an experience. The new Coriander's is open from 11.30am until late daily. The bar menu is available from 2pm to 5pm, 10pm to 12.30pm. Lunch is served from 11.30am to 4.30pm. Takeaways can be collected from a discrete entrance at Welles Street, where there is also parking for the restaurant and bar. It's another exciting and sophisticated addition to the rapidly emerging inner city entertainment scene.

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Bagels

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Pizza

Catering

GOT GUESTS TO IMPRESS? or ravenous troops who deserve a lunch or catering treat?

STAND-UP COMEDY

Save the day - we can deliver a beautifully presented platter of filled bagels an antipasto platter, seasonal fruit platter or a brunch of delicious pizzas

Gary McCormick & Tim Shadbolt Thursday 29 Jan 7.30pm Tickets on sale at Godley Cafe

• Cafe • Licensed Bar • Func ons • Group Bookings

Then ... blow their minds with cakes and slices to finish! 2E Waipapa Ave, Diamond Harbour Ph 03 329 4880 www.godleyhouse.co.nz

Creyke Rd, 136 Ilam Rd, Ilam

P. 3510883

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RICCARTON 85 Riccarton Road 03-3416608 RICCARTON@TEPPANYAKI.CO.NZ FERRYMEAD 2 Waterman Place Ferrymead P. 348 5644 FERRYMEAD@TEPPANYAKI.CO.NZ

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NOW OPEN Your neighbourhood restaurant just got better serving gourmet pizza, steak, salad, pasta and more. Join us for Steak night every Thursday night. Porterhouse Steak with Chips & Salad $17.00 Happy hour 4-6pm Fridays. $5 House Wine $5 Tap Beer with complimentary flat bread

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COOKAI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

CAFE MOSAIC

The Cookai Japanese Restaurant offers patrons the chance to enjoy authentic Japanese food in a family-friendly, welcoming environment. Our menu includes many Japanese favourites including soft shell crab, tempura sushi roll, grill chicken and much, much more. Our helpful waiting staff can assist you with selecting your meal if you are unsure of what to order. We offer a wide range of Japanese dishes and beverages with a special set menu option for lunch time and a relaxed luxurious dining area and lounge. We are open 7 days for lunch and dinner and are fully licensed offering BYO for bottled wine only. We are taking Christmas Function Bookings and can cater up to 40 people. Opening Hours: Lunch: Wed-Sun 11.30-14.30 Dinner: Mon-Sun 17.30-22.00

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

150 Colombo Street

6 Nelson Street, Riccarton, Christchurch

Phone (03) 331 6674

Phone (03) 343 2860

Riccarton

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Becks Southern Alehouse BECKENHAM

LICENSED

ROCKSALT CAFE

Specials Monday

Curry of the day only 12.50

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

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

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

Shop 21, Barrington Mall, 256 Barrington Street, Christchurch Phone: 03 337 3720

Woolston

EVEREST INDIAN RESTAURANT

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

You can experience a taste of India right here in Christchurch at Everest Indian Restaurant and Takeaway. We create an authentic dining experience and have a full menu for every taste. The unique flavours will draw you in while the impeccable service and hospitality will make you feel welcome. For a genuine Indian restaurant experience in Christchurch visit Everest Indian Restaurant and Takeaway today.

Available for functions Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Lunch specials: Takeaway only $7.95 / Dine-in only $9.95 Mon: 04:30pm - 10:30pm Tue to Sun: 11:30am - 02:00pm 04:30pm - 10:30pm

155 Colombo Street, Christchurch. www.beckssouthernalehouse.co.nz

FULL LICENSED www.rocksaltcafe.co.nz 7 Normans Rd Hours: Mon-Tues 8am-3pm Wed-Sun 8am-10pm

Everest Indian Restaurant and Takeaway 608 Ferry Rd, Woolston. bishnu.kae@yahoo.co.nz

Phone: (03) 337 2233

Phone: (03) 348 3638

Phone: 03 943 2110

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

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY & SATURDAY BIG SCREEN SPORT

$12 LUNCHES Open 7 days from 10am

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Cafe / Bar Enjoy a casual dining experience, that will become your favourite place for friends to enjoy a range of quality food and refreshments from our fully licensed bar.


DINING Shirley

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GARDEN HOTEL & RESTAURANT Garden Hotel & Restaurant is the home to the famous buffet. From November 20 through to Christmas Eve we are putting on a spread fit for diners' end-of-year celebrations. Whether it's for lunch or dinner, the Christmas-themed buffets will provide a feast of traditional favourites, along with a splash of Mexican flair to really add to the fun of any function. Book and dine with us this festive season, and we'll take care of the rest.

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

Open Daily @ 8am NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS

Christmas themed buffet from 20th November – 24th December Open daily lunch 11:30am – 2pm dinner 5:30pm – 9/10pm

At the Garden Hotel Complex 110 Marshland Road www. gardenhotel.co.nz Fb.com/GardenHotelRestaurant

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

Sevantis offers 'A La Cate’ dining with an option for casual lunch during the day. Sevantis is well know for it's fabulous food , relaxing decor, ambience and friendly professional hospitality. Servantis is rapidly becoming a destination; High teas are a great attraction. “Sevantis is very proud to have been voted in the 'Top 150 New Zealand Restaurants' by Cuisine Magazine in 2011" Opening Hours: Day time cafe-Tues to Sun 10am to 230pm Evening-Tues to Sun 530 til close High Tea Hours Tues to Sun 11am to 430pm • Open Lunch, Dinner • Function Venue up to 50 people • Customised set menus

70 Kendal Ave Burnside Phone (03) 358 8810

Phone: (03) 386 0088

Addington

FULLY LICENSED

City Centre

Riccarton

SPECTATORS 7 day Bar & Bistro

TREVINOS RESTAURANT & BAR Merry Christmas

THE SQUARE RESTAURANT & BAR

Make our backyard, yours this summer!

Nestled in the heart of Christchurch, filled with mountains of food and lakes of beverages, sits an astounding restaurant with irresistable and fine tasting food, accompanied by an unmatchable atmosphere. Great Wine, Great Food, Great Times.

Relax and celebrate the end of 2014 by enjoying a five course degustation menu in the heart of the city at the elegant and stylish Novotel.

Take advantage of the famous Lindauer Lawn this summer. With new outdoor bean bags, giant outdoor games and sensational sharing platters and picnics on offer on the summer menu, Spectators is the place to be! Opening Hours: Monday – 7.30am til 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday – 7.30am til late Saturday and Sunday – 9.00am til late

info@spectators.co.nz 65 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington Raceway www.spectators.co.nz Phone (03) 339 7915

LICENSED

NEW YEARS EVE DINNER FROM $95 Per person price for a five course set menu. Price includes GST. Beverage additional. Terms and conditions apply.

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Bookings essential. Offer only valid on 31 December 2014 at the Square Restaurant & Bar.

Cnr Riccarton Rd & Monavale Ave www.trevinos.co.nz

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Culinary hot spots

INNER CITY DINING WITH STYLE

FOOD TO MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD

ROLL IN FOR GREAT TASTES

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rinks in the sun with a plateful of nibbles is what summer dining is all about. At The Pedal Pusher in Addington, a seat in their outdoor area watching the world pass by on Lincoln Road, is a great way to spend the afternoon. Their menu covers a huge range of options – breakfasts, small plates that are made to share, salads, the old favourites of fish and chips and burgers, bar snacks, desserts, evening dining, a kids' menu and Monday is pizza night. Check out What's On at www.thepedalpusher.co.nz for their daily specials, including curry nights, $15 meal deals and their Ladies' Night. The Pedal Pusher is open daily from 9am to late. Phone (03) 335 0095

here is a touch of decadence at The Monday Room. Open seven days for anything from weekday lunch, dinner or a late night drink, they provide an intimate and stylish escape. Located on the corner of Madras Street and Moorhouse Avenue, The Monday Room was voted the 2014 Christchurch Bar of the Year for good reason. Their contemporary Japanese menu includes everything from sashimi, and plates such as soy-cured salmon with nashi pear and coriander crème fraiche, to dinner options of Japanese fried chicken with wasabi mayonnaise and sesame, and yakitori from 3pm. There's an extensive drinks menu of local and imported wines, craft beers and cocktails. The Monday Room is open daily from 11am to late, with live music every evening. Phone (03) 377 5262 www.themondayroom.co.nz

here are few options in the city when it comes to sourcing food which both tastes great and is good for your

body. You won't find sugar, butter, salt, trans-fats, or preservatives and additives at Pure Café Co. What you will find is an extensive range of paleo and gluten-free food and great coffee, with everything prepared fresh at their Pure Kitchen. For outside dining and lunch takeaway options, visit Pure Café at 100 Bealey Avenue, or for an indoor experience and their full breakfast menu go to Pure Café at 31 Birmingham Drive. They also take text orders for your daily coffee fix, and are open from 6.30am weekdays and 7am on Saturday. Phone 027 663 3139 for Bealey Avenue or 021 022 24374 for Birmingham Drive. www.purecafe.co.nz

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

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THE 2011 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

Bakehouse Shop Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-3.30pm

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Unit B 10 Garlands Road Woolston Hotline phone 381 1048

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Nominee: Best Nationwide Restaurants

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

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

FROM COFFEE & CAKE TO BISTRO PIZZA PLEASE

A TASTE OF THAILAND

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hai food is always a favourite – be it a takeaway for a quiet night in, or an evening out sampling tastes that bring back memories of a recent holiday. NZ Thai Restaurant on 166 Kendal Avenue in Burnside offers fresh Thai flavours and a great atmosphere out west. Open for lunch and dinner they have all the great tastes of Thai food - fresh spring rolls, the excellent flavour of hand-made Tod Mun Pla fish cakes, and all the favourites including Pad Thai and green and red curries, with options such as tofu, seafood and crispy pork. NZ Thai is open from 11.30am to 2.30pm for lunch and 5.30pm to 9.30pm for dinner. Phone (03) 357 9575

or coffee and cake in the suburbs, Meshino on Rutland Street in St Albans is the place to go. Alongside sweet and savoury treats, including their delicious apple and cinnamon dairy and gluten-free friand, the café offers a great dining experience for brunch, lunch and dinner. There is ample seating indoors and out, including sofas for a casual catchup and a good choice of magazines to flick through before your coffee arrives. For lunch there is a great selection from the cabinet, and from the menu something a little more special such as their Vietnamese chicken salad or mushroom risotto, while come evening the café is transformed into a bistro. Phone (03) 355 2449 www.meshino.co.nz

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izzas are what they do best at Cocopelli. Located in the The Palms Arena, Cocopelli is well known for their hand-crafted gourmet pizzas, with their a la carte menu also including salads, pasta and steaks. For pizzas you can follow the traditional route of a well-loved Margherita, or something a little more adventurous such as Ciao Bella with slow roasted pork belly. Their outdoor area also provides a great spot for a quiet beer and a snack of New York style grilled chicken wings with a blue cheese dip. Cocopelli's can provide 85% of their menu gluten-free on request, and they also use only free range eggs and crate free bacon for all their meals. Open 7 days a week from 11am. Phone (03) 386 2220 www.cocopelli.co.nz

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Tempting tastes of the Christmas season The year 2014 has flown by and it's already time to start planning the annual Christmas celebration. With a delicious traditional Christmas menu, a stunning new outdoor balcony area ready in time for summer, and an exciting children's play room, Caesar's Family Restaurant and Bar has something for everyone at the popular Northwood Supa Centre.

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aving celebrated its sixth anniversary recently, the family friendly establishment, nestled comfortably within the Main North Road strip of the shopping centre, can cater for up to 250 people and is available for both Christmas functions and Christmas Day. “Our sixth year anniversary was our opportunity to thank all our loyal customers who have supported us over the years,” Owner Molly Soliman said. Famous for its delicious home-style cuisine created with love and a strong attention to flavour, the Christmas menu – available until 24 December – includes a free entrée with any large two course meal. The mains menu offers all the traditional favourites, including Ham off the bone, Roast Pork and succulent Roast Turkey. The dessert menu has been named 'Happy Ending' and it's not hard to see why, with a delicious range including Steamed Xmas Pudding, Creamed Brandy Snaps and Passionfruit Pavlova. If that list already has your mouth watering, the Christmas Day menu offers something even better, with roast Turkey, Ham, Lamb and Pork, oven braised Lamb Shanks, a delicious Mixed Grill and Chicken Harissa on offer, or enjoy a Grill on the Rocks for something fun and unique. In true family friendly fashion, a combo two course children's menu will also be available on

FAMOUS FOR ITS DELICIOUS HOMESTYLE CUISINE CREATED WITH LOVE AND A STRONG ATTENTION TO FLAVOUR, THE CHRISTMAS MENU INCLUDES A FREE ENTRÉE WITH ANY LARGE TWO COURSE MEAL.

the day, offering a delicious main and dessert. And if you thought Caesars couldn't top that, when you book and dine at the Northwood restaurant on Christmas Day 2014, you go in the draw to win a gorgeous Christmas hamper to top off your day. It's not hard to see how passionate Molly is about Caesars. A chef for 20 years, the restaurant is her second commercial offering to the hospitality industry and you can see the enjoyment in her eyes when she talks about creating menus and the delicious range on offer. Get in fast to secure your Christmas booking by phoning (03) 323 5420, check out Caesars for yourself at the Northwood Supa Centre or visit www.caesars.co.nz.

Great gifts, Great Coffee...

Special Xmas Functions Menu Open Xmas Day BOOK NOW!

OPEN DAILY Lunch 11am-4pm & Dinner from 4pm NORTHWOOD SUPA CENTRE 548 MAIN NORTH RD PH 323 5420

www.caesars.co.nz

BOOK NOW FOR A 7 COURSE SET MENU Only $24 per person (Minium 4 people) 1st December - 24th December

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Vietnamese coffee also available Not to be used with any other offer

Open 7 days

Richmond Village Fully licensed & BYO Ph.389 999 78 Dine-in /takeaway

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

Thursday 11 December Embankment Tavern: Sharkys Karaoke, 8pm. Rock Phoenix Bar: DJ Hobbit, 9pm. DJ The Craic Irish Bar: Karefolkie with Willie Mccarthur, 10pm. Quiz, karaoke Sandridge Hotel: DJ Chick, 8pm. Quiz, karaoke Salsa Latina Dance Centre: Salsa Night, 9:30pm. Latin Sandridge Hotel: DJ Chick 8pm. Chats Bar and Café: Fleck, 8pm. DJ Corianders Restaurant & Bar: Corianders' Salsa Nights, 9:30pm. Latin

Friday 12 December Becks Southern Alehouse: Nightwatch, 8:30pm. Covers Rose & Thistle: Flat City Brotherhood, 8:30pm. Classic rock Trevinos Bar & Restaurant: Brothers Grimm, 9pm. Covers Bowl and Jack: Vanderfield DJs, 7pm Finnegans Irish Bar & Café: DJ Wetz and Karaoke, 8pm Phoenix Bar: 9pm. Karaoke

Saturday 13 December Madeira Hotel, Banks Peninsula: Live Like Lions NZ Spring Tour, 9pm. Funk Trevinos Bar & Restaurant: Carpe Diem, 9pm. Covers The Cashmere Club: Christmas Salsa Ball, 8pm. Latin Becks Southern Alehouse: DnD Showband, 8:30pm. Pop

Sunday 14 December St Mark's Presbyterian Church: Musica Balkanica Choir Presents: Christmas in the Balkans, 7pm.

MORNING NOON NIGHT EVERYDAY GROUPS PARTIES EVENTS

Charles Luney Auditorium: Woolston Brass presents I Love Christmas, 2:30pm. Variety concert St Augustine Anglican Church: A Christmas Cracker - Alex Lomeiko, Violin, 3pm. Christchurch Folk Club: No Bones About It (USA/NZ), 7:30pm. Folk Ferrymead Speights Ale House: Sunday Session, 2pm. Covers

Tuesday 16 December The Craic Irish Bar: Craic Quiz Night, 7pm Chats Bar and Café: Quiz Night, 7:30pm

Wednesday 17 December Isaac Theatre Royal: Jethro Tull: Sold Out! Darkroom: An Evening Quiz With Brian Luv, 7pm Chats Bar and Café: Karaoke, 7:30pm The Craic Irish Bar: DJ Chick Karaoke, 10pm Phoenix Bar: Open Mic Night, 7:30pm. Jams

Thursday 18 December Darkroom: Julian Temple Band, 10pm. Alternative, Indie Alvarado's Mexican Cantina/Bar: Songwriters in the Round, 7pm. Singersongwriter Phoenix Bar: Terra Entertainment presents Nel Amore, 7:30pm. Covers

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Cocktail

Richard Uttley

Mary's mixologist

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

How to make a Manzarita To give this tequila smash an autumnal feel, you can try adding apple juice ("apple" is manzana in Spanish)

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 ½ lemon, quartered Pinch of ground cinnamon 30ml blanco tequila 15ml elderflower liqueur 60ml apple cider 1 cinnamon stick In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lemon quarters with the ground cinnamon. Add ice and the tequila, elderflower liqueur and apple cider and shake well. Strain into an icefilled rocks glass and garnish with the cinnamon stick. Bloody Mary's is now online so check out www.bloodymarys.co.nz where they will be publishing all the Mary's Mixologist recipes on their site for easy reference.

Manzarita

RECIPE: Marinated Fish

Fresh, spicy flavours N atasha MacAller, author of Vanilla Table – The essence of exquisite cooking from the world's best chefs, shares Norman Van Aken's blend of fresh spicy flavours: pineapple marinated fish with grilled fruit and spicy pineapple vanilla vinaigrette. She says this recipe requires an extraction juicer to make, but that it's a great machine to own for many reasons…

Ingredients:

Method:

Pineapple Vanilla Vinaigrette

Pineapple vanilla vinaigrette Place the freshly extracted pineapple juice, jalapeno juice and scraped vanilla pods, with seeds, into a pot and simmer gently until reduced down to 1C/250ml, stirring occasionally. Place the reduction in a clean mixing bowl. Whisk in the remaining ingredients, season with salt and pepper, then cover and chill until needed.

3 C Pineapple juice freshly extracted from 1 large pineapple 1 ½ Tbsp juice of jalapeno, stems and seeds discarded 2 vanilla pods, split in half lengthwise and scraped 2 Tbsp cider wine vinegar 2 Tbsp lime, squeezed 1 C extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp tamari or light soy sauce Kosher or sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste Grilled fish and fruit 8-12 bamboo skewers soaked in water for at least 30 minutes 4 equal pieces hapuku, bass or similar firm white fish Selection of fresh fruit such as mango, pineapple, nectarines, figs with skin on, thickly sliced 60 December 11, 2014 Metropol

Grilled fish and fruit Soak skewers in water Pat fish dry and place in a baking dish. Brush each piece with a generous portion of the vinaigrette and allow fish to marinate for 20-30 minutes as the grill heats up. Carefully skewer fruit, brush with marinade and set aside. When ready to cook, wipe the grill lightly with oil and place fruit skewers and fish on the grill. Carefully turn when sides of fish turn opaque and fruit has seared. Serve immediately with additional vinaigrette on the side.


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Free healthy home assessments “INTRODUCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY INTO YOUR REBUILD MAKES GOOD SENSE. IT MIGHT COST A BIT MORE TO START WITH, BUT IT WILL SAVE MONEY IN THE LONG TERM.”

Christchurch people rebuilding or repairing their earthquake damaged homes can now get free advice to ensure they are warm, dry and energy efficient.

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uild Back Smarter is a free service providing advice about insulation, heating methods and energy saving measures such as double glazing, ventilation and lighting. The advisory service is a joint initiative involving the Christchurch City Council, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). Homeowners can contact one of the service's assessment providers who will prepare a healthy home improvement plan tailored to the needs and budget of the home owner. Christchurch City Councillor and housing spokesperson Glenn Livingstone says about 20,000 homes will be rebuilt or repaired over the next three years. “This is the perfect time to consider building in energy efficiency options which will make homes warmer, drier, healthier and cheaper to run,” Councillor Livingstone says. “We expect the service will be popular because it is free. However, the improvements are voluntary and homeowners need to meet the cost of the recommended changes,” he says.

“Introducing energy efficiency into your rebuild makes good sense. It might cost a bit more to start with, but it will save money in the long term.” Major banks are supporting the service by extending mortgages and waiving application fees. Low income families with health issues may be eligible for free ceiling and underfloor insulation through Warm Up New Zealand. Over the next three years the Council will invest up to $600,000 in the service – about 40 per cent of the total cost – with partner organisations paying the remainder.

Although Build Back Smarter is primarily for earthquake repairs or rebuilding, it is available to all Christchurch home owners and landlords. Community Energy Action, Right House and Smart Energy Solutions are Build Back Smarter advisors. Homeowners can engage them to do the recommended home improvements but are also free to choose their own tradespeople. People interested in taking advantage of the free assessments can go to www.buildbacksmarter.co.nz for more information.

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Interior design trends People love to decorate their homes with the latest interior design trends. To keep up with the latest trends, people read about them in magazines and on the internet; they also consult design specialists who make it simpler for those wishing to zhoosh up their homes‌

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ecent trends are an amalgamation of traditional and modern interior designs. The use of natural materials and colours is aesthetically preferred. Some handcraft items have also made a comeback. Colourful textures and modern geometry, along with the use of glass or other see through objects are also popular at present. Greener and natural options have become the latest trend in almost every aspect of life. Following with this trend, natural materials have also made a mark on interior design. Natural wood colours and textures in furniture and 'green' carpets are some of the examples of how people are bringing nature into their houses. The versatility of natural elements allows experimenting with various designs and incorporating a transitional style. It also has the advantage of giving the house a cleaner look. Handcrafts are effective in making a classy combination of traditional and modern

DIAPHANOUS CURTAINS, GLASS BALUSTRADES AND TRANSPARENT OR MIRRORED FURNITURE ARE SOME OF THE EXAMPLES WHICH WE CAN USE TO INCORPORATE THIS LATEST DESIGN TREND. design. They've made their way back into the interior designing industry for several years now. While using them in our homes we should be careful not to 'overdo' it. Transparent and see through materials are widely being used at present. Objects made of glass or other transparent materials have the advantage of allowing the play of natural light and they don't create dark shadows.

Diaphanous curtains, glass balustrades and transparent or mirrored furniture are some of the examples which we can use to incorporate this latest design trend. Much like traditional design, the latest design trends also include using bold patterns and bright primary colours. Objects with smooth and soft edges are now more preferred over straight lines.

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Greenwash or green building? Architect Cymon Allfrey opens up about Homestar and why legislating good design will potentially cost us more‌ Cymon Allfrey

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erived from a perceived demand in the market, as well as a need to understand it more clearly, I recently became a Homestar practitioner. Under the Christchurch City Council's Proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan (PCRDP) it will be mandatory for residential homes to be built to a Homestar Level 6 rating, or include certain energy related features. This is a proposed planning rule that instantly raises alarm bells and potentially will see us fighting agai nst the tide of housing affordability. The first question we need to ask ourselves is whether energy efficient homes are more expensive to build? And secondly, whether we are prepared to compromise good design through legislation? In a recent article published in The Press, a comment taken from the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) submission to the PCRDP was used to highlight potential rising costs associated with energy efficient homes. The NZIA submission su ggested there would be an estimated additional cost of $15,000 per dwelling to comply with the proposed legislative requirements. There are dangers in considering isolated comments, and what wasn't made clear in the article was that the NZIA submission against legislation of Homestar goes far deeper than simply an issue around cost. By focussing on the increased cost we are putting a price on design and ignoring that legislation around good design will result in far great er issues as we take away the value and skill added by design professionals. I am passionate in my view that our homes need to respond to their environment in positive ways. From the materials used, to meeting the needs of the homeowner, to the use of space and the list goes on; these

elements of efficient home design are at the front of my mind right throughout each and every project – as they should be for all design professionals. The issue is that there is a considerable difference between energy efficient design and greenwash. In isolation there is a cost associated with energy efficient decisions, however these decisions and costs need to be made and viewed in balance with the rest of the design and build. In my view, the NZIA submission highlights that legislation may take away this balance. Legislation brings a one-dimensional approach to good design. It creates a pathway that doesn't incorporate other ways of thinking. And by legislating Homestar, we will see Christchurch turn its back on other good design decisions that offset any added cost. When compared with a balanced view of design, Homestar is unsophisticated. It doesn't inherently allow weight to be given to one element over another. Unlike engaging a design professional where, for example, you are able to decide to offset your build costs with the running costs of the home. Homestar instead gives weight to aspects of the build that are deemed important with limited trade-off. As an example, building within 800m of local

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amenities, such as shops, will automatically start you on your way to a Homestar rated home, if you are 801m away you will not. This isn't a criticism, simply a fact. There need s to be a line in the sand and 800m is that line. The problem is, irrespective of the competence and ingenuity employed by the design professional to deal with this constraint, once the line is crossed, the design can't be awarded points in this area. The issue I have, is that initiatives and practices like Homestar have a good intent and as a design community we should be encouraging our clients to put these practices into play, however there is no place for it in legislation. Yes w e want to achieve housing affordability and at the same time lift our housing standards, but by inserting certain legislative requirements into Christchurch alone, but not 40 kilometers up the road in Hurunui, we are losing equitable consideration. Should our City Council have the authority to require homes to be built to a higher standard than is required under the Building Code? Homestar has a place but not tucked into legislation, especially when it doesn't have the ind ependence you would expect in a regulatory environment. Essentially, run by its members it is just a club. While there is some government involvement through EECA it is not subject to the rigors of statue. There is no robustness, and essentially changes could be made on a whim as can any Incorporated Society. We need to be approaching energy efficient building in a different manner. It should be about inserting the home, or building, into its environment in a way that focuses on the spiritual or metaphysical reason behind why we want it to be sustainable not why it must be. caarc.co.nz

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Masters of tiling Whether you run them up the wall, across the floor, along the bathtub or behind the stove, tiles are a design element which have stood the test of time. And the tiling team to talk to is Tile Master.

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specialist in all types of tiling, including ceramic, more than 10 years of experience under its commercial mosaic and porcelain, Tile Master offers a highly belt. The company can provide a complete tiling, “ONE experienced team of tradesmen, tasked with waterproofing and under-tile heating system, adding significant style and value to your home, completing the preparation works and supplying OF OUR whether that is through tiling work or exterior and installing the tiles, water proofing systems, KEY POINTS OF plastering, which the talented team also offers. shower glass solutions and much more. And, let's face it, when it comes to first “The best part is seeing the finished product,” DIFFERENCE IS THE impressions, you want the wow factor on the Issac says. ABILITY TO SHOW inside and the outside. “No one ever walks into a house and says “One of our key points of difference is the 'wow who did your plumbing?',” he laughs. “So YOU THE COMPLETED ability to show you the completed project there's a real sense of accomplishment when PROJECT BEFORE before we've even begun,” Tile Master's Issac people can physically see the hard work you've Petros says. put in and admire the finished product.” WE'VE EVEN “We will come to take photos and dimensions The company has built its reputation on BEGUN.” for our architects to prepare visuals for you. This commitment to quality workmanship and is very way you can see your bathroom tiled before it’s tiled.” aware of the need to provide quality in both the Established almost two years ago, Tile Master has finished product and service to all clients, from the

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smallest of jobs, for the private individuals, to the largest of commercial contracts. “We always strive to give complete customer satisfaction and our repeat clients and customer referrals are testament to this,” Issac says. Brian Miller recently had bathroom tiling installed by Issac and was pleased with the outcome. “Issac did an excellent job repairing the grout in our shower,” Brian says. “He was punctual, conscientious and did what he said he would do. I wouldn't hesitate to use his company again for tiling work, and would happily recommend him to others considering engaging his company for tiling work in future.” For more information on Tile Master phone on 033 55 62 24, email info@tilemaster.co.nz or visit www.tilemaster.co.nz.

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Whether it's a basic puncture repair or suspension servicing, get your bike serviced at The Bike Shop and you're guaranteed quality workmanship and great value. Visit The Bike Shop's new store at 290 Main North Road, Redwood (opposite the Redwood Library), phone 354 4022.

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Gift giving inspiration Home Made preserving Starter Set Normally $244.50 now $169.99 Available from The Homestore

Huge Reductions on outdoor furniture at Garden Classics. Custom made on site.

Christmas toy shopping at Baby Belle.

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For unbeatable Christmas deals and inspiration, you can't beat The Homestore Merivale.

Davis & Waddell Napoli Pasta Machine Normally $96.99 now $62.90 Available from The Homestore

Here are some of the amazing deals you'll find in store: 30-50% off Swift stainless steel cookware 50% off Davis and Waddell balti dishes Davis and Waddell Napoli pasta maker – was $96.99, now $62.90 Masterclass six-piece bakeware set – was $164.20, now $67.50 Accura Lyra electronic kitchen scales – were $56.90, now $29.99 Revolution stemware box of six – was $81, now $45. Other great gift ideas include the preserving starter kit from Homemade, which has everything you need to bottle your summer harvest, and exquisite crystal glassware by Nachtmann, RCR and Solitaire. New stock is constantly arriving – look out for stunning vases, pots, and lanterns by May Time. The Homestore Merivale, Shop 37 Merivale Mall, phone (03) 356 1469. HOMEWARE CERAMICS JEWELLERY EPICUREAN TREATS

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oe Jandals HQ – home of LOTE furniture and furnishings – will officially open in January next year. Product designer and founder Rachael Hemingway says the new premises will have a showroom and workroom, so watch this space for even more creative designs and artwork to come. Prior to the official opening, two weeks before Christmas the reception area will be transformed into a pop-up Christmas shop, where you can buy your Christmas stockings and fill them too. You can still do your Christmas shopping online and last year's favourites – including the retro caravan cushion covers – are still available, plus loads more one-of-a-kind pieces. Check them out on Facebook or visit www.joejandals.co.nz. Joe Jandals HQ, 18L Bower Ave, North Beach, phone 027 203 0150.

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Colourful pieces speak volumes Colourful elephants that will enhance any space from Blue Scarlet. Louenhide Canvas Barrel Bag in Camel/Chocolate $129 available for purchase on the website. www.upthegardenpath hanmersprings.co.nz

Abstract Christmas Decorations Kitset, $14.95. Available at Simply New Zealand Re Start Mall also NZ Gift Store, ground level, Airport.

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Pocket Prayers $8.50ea available at Coco Gifts.

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pcycled and recycled are the hottest ticket items in interior design, furniture and homewares these days and Blue Scarlet is the store for colourful additions to your interior. Many of the pieces are handmade in consideration of the environment, something important to owner Lou Barker. From bespoke furniture, homewares, and art, to jewellery and even bikes, Blue Scarlet offers colourful pieces that speak volumes. "It's all about strong and vibrant colour - I love it and think it can do amazing things to a space, a chair, even a mood!� The 'pop up' location, currently at 78 Buchan Street, Sydenham, has its last day this Saturday 13 December. However you can shop online anytime at www.bluescarlet.co.nz and find out where they will be popping up next on facebook.com/bluescarlet and Lou Barker instagram.com/@bluescarletdesign.

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By Wendy Dunlop

If you have a penchant for contemporary, well designed and innovative products, then you'll love discovering Out of the Box's individual sense of style.

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ith the objective of being ALWAYS BEEN unique yet stylish, owner Karen Sheridan has INFLUENCED BY gathered a fabulous mix of COLOUR AND SO I designer furniture, homeware, ENCOURAGE CUSTOMERS lighting and gifts. TO BE ADVENTUROUS. Large tables, plush sofas and bright bold colours invite you to EVEN A SINGLE ITEM LIFTS make a statement in your home. THE NEUTRAL TONES “I've always been influenced by WITHIN A HOUSE OR source colour and so I encourage APARTMENT.” items for customers to be adventurous. Even a customers if single item lifts the neutral tones within they are looking a house or apartment,” says Karen. for a particular item, Out of the Box is a testament to her own style or design. tastes, honed during 20 years in the clothing Pendant lights and globes hang from the industry before looking for new challenges in rafters, bright modern linens and table home interiors and furnishing. Karen chooses settings, candles and ultra-modern everything for the shop herself, sourcing eye Christmas trees in vibrant non-traditional catching pieces from overseas or in New shades of pink, purple or yellow will be what Zealand so long as they fit the store's you discover. persona. In a shop full of fabulous stock, there are She recently posted colour ideas for a even mermaid fins to delight kids at the pool couch on Facebook. Taking note of the or the beach! responses which favoured vivid emerald Inspired by a demand for furniture postgreen, a stunning velvety feather-filled couch earthquakes and people looking for new enjoys current pride of place at Out of the and beautiful items after such a terrible Box! time, Karen began trading 'out of a box' from Gloriously green, the soft sinkable sofa sits two containers in Sumner. Following that alongside one of Karen's wonderful floor from pop-up stores at Ferrymead and rugs. Unique rugs are not always easy to find, Riccarton, Out of the Box has now found a but as well as those in the store featuring permanent home at The Tannery, so isn't it faces, zebras or retro geometric designs, she time you found Out of the Box? has access to a wide selection of appealing Visit 3 Garlands Rd Woolston, phone colours, shapes and styles. 0274775060, view With Christmas approaching, Out of the www.outoftheboxchch.co.nz or join other Box has a great selection of gifts that you likes on Facebook! won't find anywhere else. Karen can also

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Cornucopia of gorgeous things Enticed by all things French? Tempted by the colour blue? Love things quirky and quality? At French Blue in Elmwood Village, Normans Road, a cornucopia of gorgeousness awaits, with an eclectic selection of homewares, clothing, bags, books, jewellery, French toiletries, and more, all judiciously selected from artisans around New Zealand and across the world.

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ew treasures abound. From Mexico comes huge variety: a sideboard in white pine with grey painted louvre doors, funky metal and glass soap holders, an exquisite silver bow ring, and a large handpainted blue and white pottery platter. Just in time for summer entertaining are bright and breezy hand-made block-printed cotton table cloths, table runners, and serviettes in indigo and white or perky summer colours, designed by Catherine Bell (former editor of Dish). Holiday is a new brand of resort wear, with floaty caftans and funky little dresses with stylish designs and clever detailing. Accessorise with matching chunky necklaces, rings, scarves and 'look at me” watches. French Blue is also famed for its seriously luxurious jewellery and if those made in Milan, “to die for” topaz and rose gold hoop earrings

look familiar - Kate Middleton apparently owns a pair! For non-classicists, ultra-modern pearl and mixed precious metal rings from Israel make an unforgettable statement. Lifestyle books are another French Blue speciality. “How to be Parisian Wherever You Are” is sure to amuse, while cooks will love Pegasus Winery's “The Vintner's Table” and “Recipes from the Tartan Kitchen,” which French Blue is stocking to support St Andrew's College.

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Salvage operations on local rivers A review of both minimum flow cut-offs and the location of the Environment Canterbury (ECan) flow meters requires urgent attention according to Fish & Game, as it begins fish salvage operations on local rivers and streams.

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ith the current weather system gripping the province, the long, hot days accompanied by warm drying winds are crippling local waterways, according to Fish & Game spokesperson Andrew Currie. “The long hot summer was forecast months ago, so what processes were put in place to protect both those with permitted activities, and the life-supporting capabilities of these streams?” Mr Currie says he has received numerous calls from anglers and rural landowners concerned at the exceptionally low flows in some local rivers and streams, especially the Cust River.

Fish & Game staff Salvaging Cust River.

Mr Currie adds “We expect stretches of rivers like the Selwyn, Ashley and Cust to dry up, but it is abnormally early; and why should it take Fish & Game alerting ECan to the situation for action to be taken?” “It is also very frustrating to see ECan's flow meter for the Cust River located in lower reaches, where the flow remains very stable, and not in the problem areas further up where the river is dry and we have already had to salvage fish. The location of the meter does not provide a true indication of what is in fact happening over the whole waterway.” “One local told me that in his 30 years in the area he has never seen it (Cust River) so low at the Stoke Bridge, and another woman who called in after spotting stranded fish said, 'we expect it to dry up alongside our property, but not 'til after Christmas.” “Fish & Game believes blame does not lie wholly with the landowners, as they are just conducting their business under conditions set out by ECan. It is allocation, monitoring and “ONE compliance which are the LOCAL TOLD issues, and these need addressing before we all ME THAT IN HIS lose out,” Mr Currie said. 30 YEARS IN THE Fish & Game says while AREA HE HAS NEVER the situation is potentially SEEN IT (CUST RIVER) compounded by the lack of snow melt this year, SO LOW AT regional authorities need to THE STOKE explain just what measures BRIDGE. are in place to ensure there is water there for all.

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Outdoor entertaining External affairs with Tim Goom

one of the joys of summer!

As temperatures rise, now is the time to consider your outdoor entertaining areas and there are many options available to create your perfect al fresco space. The traditional kiwi backyard barbie has evolved into an array of options for creating a relaxing and comfortable setting for you and your guests. Cooking The gas barbeque is very versatile but other choices are becoming increasingly popular: Ÿ Wood fired pizza ovens Ÿ Integrated barbeques can be incorporated into walls, tables and benches for smaller spaces Ÿ Outdoor kitchens (often complete with cooking appliances, bench spaces, fridges and sinks) are in demand. Construction can be open air or within a permanent outdoor room to ensure year round use. Traditionally the majority of food preparation prior to a barbeque occurred inside, in the kitchen. The advent of outdoor benches and work spaces has been a game changer, enabling the whole process to take place outside. Hosts are free to mingle with guests throughout preparations without trekking back and forth between indoors and outdoors. Benches are a great way to minimise clutter and maintain the aesthetic of your area by providing a space for gas bottles and kitchen items.

Furnishings The furnishings you choose for your outdoor entertaining area will reflect as much about you as its internal counterpart. It is worth investing in décor for your outdoor space which fits with your style and that of your home. Ÿ In a single space, is it more important for you to have a dining table and chairs or less formal furniture such as couches and a coffee table? Could skilled design allow you areas for both dining and lounging? Ÿ Would you prefer evolved or bespoke furniture or would an 'off the shelf' range meet your needs? Ÿ The use of pots, sculptures, water features and lighting can all add to your outdoor environment. Outdoor sound systems and even outdoor televisions are available for those who want to enjoy their outdoor living - but not miss out on the cricket!

Design of your outdoor LifespaceTM Whether it is small alterations or a total overhaul, getting good design advice from the outset is crucial to the success of your outdoor entertaining area. A professional landscape architect will be able to fuse your ideas and inspirations in to a workable design solution. Ÿ The chilly Christchurch easterly has bought about the untimely demise of many a barbeque on an otherwise sunny evening. A change in the aspect or orientation of the area, or strategically positioned windbreaks can provide protection from the prevailing wind. Ÿ Sundrenched outdoor living is good, but protection from our harsh New Zealand sun is also important to ensure your guests aren't barbequed alongside your sausages! Umbrellas, Louvres or retractable roofs are just some options for sun protection. Solid roofing will protect from both sun and drizzle. Ÿ The outdoor area may have a beautiful view to preserve or a less desirable view to obscure. Maintaining a clear line of view to see the kids playing may be an important consideration. Ÿ Accessibility of your outside space is crucial. Extending your internal kitchen into the outdoor living area may be a functional solution. An alternative is an open plan internal space which seamlessly leads to an outdoor entertaining area or kitchen. We commonly invest countless hours in creating our internal living areas. As our fascination for outdoor living grows, so should we consider it an investment designing functional and beautiful LifespacesTM.

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In a tight space? The preference for including ensuites and powder rooms in the average family home has accentuated the demand for spacesaving bathroom fixtures that create the perception of space in a limited area.

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popular solution is the low profile wall hung basin - or a counter top version that can be mounted on an undersized wall mounted vanity. Kohler Company, a leader in bathroom design and innovation, has expanded its basin offering in response to this trend by introducing a number of new designs and adding extra sizes to bestselling existing models. While each of the basins is compact in design they forfeit nothing in the way of style or eye catching features. For those craving a statement piece with sleek, geometric lines the Reve offers three different sizes, integrated counter space for toiletries and a beautifully faceted profile. The largest 1055mm wide model protrudes just 500mm from the wall while the smaller 800mm model has a more compact 412mm protrusion and the mini 650mm option a mere 400mm! One of the newest additions to the Kohler range is the sleek, lineal Reach wall mount basin with optional integrated towel rail in brushed steel. Protruding just 225mm from

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the wall and with a width of 500mm it offers the perfect solution for tight spaces while allowing ample room for ablutions. For a dose of unadulterated luxury in a confined space the Antilia Wading Pool slab of beautiful cast glass is hard to beat. Its subtle rippled texture and slightly concave shape perfectly mimics the time-worn surface of natural stone under a cascade of water. And for really tight spaces a corner basin, like the Ove, can be the ideal fit. It takes just

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

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By Wendy Dunlop

An eye for home style The space and sparkle of Asko's inviting store on Moorhouse Avenue makes you want to refurnish your home with new style, colour and comfort! “Actually a lot of people are doing just that as their properties are repaired or rebuilt,” says Asko's owner Graeme Marshall.

“WE DON'T BUY THROUGH AGENTS SO WE HAVE THE DUAL ADVANTAGE OF EXCLUSIVITY AND BUYING DIRECT AND IT'S PROVING VERY SUCCESSFUL.”

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aving been in their permanent post-earthquake premises for two years, “the time has flown and we are continuing to break sales records and widen our traditional customer base” he says. Asko's high visibility single level premises and convenient parking offers superb accessibility for customers of all ages. A wider demographic includes families and young couples and the large showroom offers greater interest for those browsing and buying at their leisure during the weekends. Renowned for 30 years' experience in choosing just the right furniture, kitchenware and gift items to appeal to their customers, Asko's longevity is partly related to developing enduring relationships with suppliers and retaining loyal experienced staff at home. The company now deals with 20 factories overseas and imports directly, knowing that the new store has the space to extend the range of items on

display. “We don't buy through agents so we have the dual advantage of exclusivity and buying direct and it's proving very successful,” says Graeme. When Asko first began mixing homewares with furniture it was a unique concept in New Zealand and was based on “experience, the right eye and an instinctive feel for what our customers like.” They still like it and Asko's wonderful selection of kitchen items, gifts and accessories allows people to “shop small” too. Beautifully displayed, customers can visualise a combination of contemporary furniture and accessories together, as well as a range of products from reputable suppliers like Chitta. Stock is ever changing and Asko is currently brimming with eye catching Christmas decorations and stylish gifts which can be expertly wrapped if you wish. But whatever you buy, it will always have a perceptible Asko “look” of sleek contemporary quality. To enjoy inspirational designs for your new home or refurbishment, uplifting retail therapy for Christmas and the “Asko ambience” we all know and love, visit www.asko.co.nz or call into Asko Design at 210 Moorhouse Ave, phone 366 5678.

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By Steve Wolfe

Minimalist interior design came about as a direct result of the Minimalist art movement which first surfaced in the 1950s in New York and dominated the art world through the 1950s and 1960s.The art movement came from the overarching movement of the time, Modernism. This is why the terms Modernism and Minimalism are often used almost interchangeably when discussing design. While it is accurate to say that a minimal approach is a modern one, the reverse is not always true.

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inimalist art is self-contained art; external references and emotion are avoided. Interior designers who work with minimalism tend to broadly follow this ideal. The approach to minimalism in interior design is less rigorous than it is in the art world. This is to be expected as a building's interior has to serve a function beyond the aesthetic – it has to be conducive to the act and to the art of living. There are several distinct objectives within minimalist interior design and the task of the designer is to make these rationales come together as seamlessly as possible. This is no easy task and involves a lot more than knocking down a couple of nonsupporting walls and painting everything white.

The spiritual The first objective is the spiritual. Minimalist interiors are designed to facilitate a sense of calm and peace. People's surroundings have a huge impact on the way that they feel and consequently act. To this end colours tend to be extremely pale or white so as not to induce an emotional response. The minimalist interior designer uses light to define the forms and the spaces where other designers would use materials and finishes. Open plan designs are favoured as this type of architecture promotes a calm, detached feeling. Patterns and textures are generally not used unless they are essential to an object's function. An unfinished brick wall could easily be incorporated into minimalist design as the texture is directly related to its function, but wallpaper with an image of bricks would be about as anti-minimalist as it is possible to be.

THE MINIMALIST INTERIOR DESIGNER USES LIGHT TO DEFINE THE FORMS AND THE SPACES WHERE OTHER DESIGNERS WOULD USE MATERIALS AND FINISHES. The practical The second objective is the practical. Multipurpose objects are important in this regard. The floor that is also heating, windows arranged for the gathering of heat as well as light, and even the sofa that converts to a bed all follow the minimalist ideal. Energy efficiency The importance of energy conservation in the light of recent discoveries regarding climate change and potential fuel scarcities means that energy efficiency is now an essential part of minimalist design.

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Artworks of all styles & genres What an inspirational place! Artist Beverley Frost, owner of Art Box Gallery® on Loftus Street, Papanui, loves being surrounded by paintings from over 40 mainly local artists whose works she exhibits and sells from the gallery. It's a venture born out of the earthquakes when exhibition spaces around the city were lost with the closure of many quake-damaged gallery buildings.

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here are art works here of all styles and genres, from realism to abstract and everything in between. All are original modern paintings at affordable prices to complement the decor of your new or renovated home, or business. Art Box is indeed “the little gallery with lots of art” and the prices range from under $50 up to $5,000. Art Box Gallery is rather special in another way too. It offers a personalised consultation service in your own home to help make artwork selection stress free. If you come into the gallery and select several works that take your eye, Beverley will bring them all out to your home in her zippy little Nissan Cube – the car that looks like a box and in this case is in fact

“MANY MODERN HOUSES ARE DECORATED IN NEUTRAL TONES, ADDING A POP OF COLOUR WITH AN ART WORK ADDS REAL CHARACTER TO A HOME.” an art box! Once Beverley has seen the decor of your home she can advise as to which piece or pieces she thinks suit the environment and ambience best. “Many modern houses are decorated in neutral tones, says Beverley. “Adding a pop of colour with an art work adds real character to a home.”

Consultation times can be arranged to suit – evenings or even at weekends. The service is complementary for people in the greater Christchurch area so that makes it even more convenient. Beverley's expertise is so sought after that several local interior designers regularly work with her. Art Box Gallery's website www.artboxgallery.info details the latest works available and a warm and friendly welcome awaits all art lovers.

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Eliza’s eclectic collection Token, by definition, is a keepsake or memento, so in terms of suitable names for the stunning selection of giftware, jewellery and home furnishings on offer at Avonhead Mall, the word Token, in all its simplicity, says it all.

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nyone who knows me will tell you I love nice things, I adore clothes, I love making my home look nice and I love dealing with customers,” Eliza says. “The store was the opportunity to combine all of these passions and I took pieces and products from shops I loved throughout New Zealand and Australia, bringing them all together in one place.” The gorgeous space is filled with everything from designer homewares and jewellery to baby gifts and handbags. In an eye catching store just bursting with contemporary colour, you’ll find it hard to just walk past. Leather Status Anxiety handbags from Australia, Lindi Kingi designed bracelets, Ecoya candles and body care products all feature in store, along with Karlsson clocks and fine jewellery from Melbourne designer Jolie and Deen. Ashley&Co products which featured heavily within the bathrooms and bedrooms of The Block New Zealand’s Alex and Corban’s winning home have also recently arrived in store. “We’ve essentially got everything from a $300 clock to a gorgeous $10 gift,” Eliza says. “It’s a very eclectic shop filled with lots of different pieces, which is great for locals who don’t have to travel all the way into town to buy a gift.” “The best part is putting my heart into sourcing beautiful products and being able to offer these in one place. I look for things which are high quality, unique and reasonably priced. “What we offer is a designer look without the designer price tags.” What better time of the year to check out Token for yourself at the corner of Withells Road and Merrin Street, phone (03) 358 3663, or find them on Facebook to keep up with all the latest updates www.facebook.com/www.token.co.nz/timeline.

“THE BEST PART IS PUTTING MY HEART INTO SOURCING BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTS AND BEING ABLE TO OFFER THESE IN ONE PLACE. I LOOK FOR THINGS WHICH ARE HIGH QUALITY, UNIQUE AND REASONABLY PRICED.

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There's no market hotter than housing right now. With residential development lagging behind the city's rapidly increasing population, demand is quickly outstripping supply.

“WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO REGISTER THEIR INTEREST EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. STAGE ONE OF OUR PREBBLETON SUBDIVISION THE WOODS SOLD IN JUST OVER 24 HOURS.”

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et local residential development firm Gillman Wheelans is making a significant contribution to the Christchurch housing market, developing residential subdivisions throughout the wider region to support the city's increasing housing needs. The company behind the successful Preston Downs development – which added 360 sections to Selywn's rapidly growing West Melton – has a rich history of building high quality and desirable subdivisions. Since 2000, Gillman Wheelans has established more than 1000 sections throughout Canterbury, with recent developments including Halswell's Quarry View, Yaldhurst's Delamain, and Rolleston's Levi Park. The company has recently released an additional stage to its Broken Run subdivision. Situated on the western boundary of the existing development and featuring the striking views of Heathcote corridor, Broken Run The Next Step is selling fast. The new Blakes Road development in

Prebbleton is located on an existing Walnut Grove between Aberdeen and Prebbleton Primary School. Known as The Woods, the subdivision offers a sought after country haven close enough to town for an easy daily commute, with just a small number of sections remaining. While it's still in the planning stages, West Melton's Wilfield development will comprise 92 hectares of lush farm land the company has purchased on Weedons Ross Road close to the existing West Melton Domain and opposite St Paul's Church. Plans and pricing will be released soon, but expressions of interest are being sought on the company's website

www.yoursection.co.nz. “We sell most of our sections off the plan and traditionally these sell very quickly,” Bobbie Howard, who makes up the sales and marketing team along with Megan Buddle, says. “We encourage people to register their interest early to avoid disappointment. Stage one of our Prebbleton subdivision The Woods sold in just over 24 hours. With 14 years of successful development under their commercial belts, Gillman Wheelans is known for its consistency of product, Bobbie says. “It's been a huge couple of years for us, with last year a record year and this year looking set to be another impressive one. Although we have been reaching record numbers, we still provide a personalised service with a great selection of sizes and locations available, but you do need to get in fast.” To find out more about the sections available in any Gillman Wheelans' subdivision visit www.yoursection.co.nz, phone (03) 741 1340 or email enquiries@gwlimited.co.nz.

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It's a miracle: When you need to funk up your furniture, then the creative and expert team at MF Turnbull are the ones to take almost any piece from 'shab to fab'.

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s a finishing specialist, this team is rejuvenating and adding pops of colour to all sorts of things - be it the restoration of furniture, resurfacing kitchen or bathroom joinery, or producing top end, high gloss, colour saturated pieces for bars, restaurants and businesses around the city.

THE TEAM OF CRAFTSMEN TAKE OLD-FASHIONED SKILLS, MIX THEM WITH TOP TECHNOLOGY AND A WHOLE HEAP OF PASSION TO TAKE THE OLD AND MAKE IT LOOK NEW.

"If you can dream it, we can do it," says Murray Turnbull. While adding new life back to the old is a part of what the team can do, they are also experts in technical spraying of joinery for architects, designers and interior designers. Regardless of the size of the job - everyone gets the expertise of MF Turnbull's years in the industry. In fact - the team has just celebrated its 26th birthday. The team of craftsmen take oldfashioned skills, mix them with top technology and a whole heap of passion to take the old and make it look new… or the new and make it look old. "We can refinish the front door, the back door and everything in between. You are only limited by your imagination." Creativity is their forte and most any finish can be achieved. From stains, lacquers, paints, texture coats and highgloss urethanes, both the usual and unusual.

Murray is a big believer in up-skilling his team and works closely with his apprentices to get them through the rigorous training. Three of the team have just become fully qualified, three more are about to complete their training and there are others still in the apprenticeship stage of their careers. "Training people as craftsmen furniture finishers means we are providing the very best service and expertise to our clients." In February, MF Turnbull will open its showroom to the public. Based at 21 Barton Street, the showroom will be open from 10am to 2pm each weekday, and the displays will give people the chance to touch and see a variety of finishes. Currently you are welcome to visit anytime by appointment. So when you want to add a new lease of life to your kitchen, bathroom or to any loved piece of furniture, contact the team on (03) 365 2519 or online at mfturnbull.co.nz.

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The sharing of good food is an important part of every Christmas day. Equally important is the setting, and whether it is an outdoors event or a more traditional feast, it creates the atmosphere for your family Christmas.

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his season's Christmas trends cover a wide range of looks – from handcrafted, to natural, and of course the ever popular red, white and green. At Redcurrent, on Victoria Street and at The Colombo, this year's Christmas is all about colour. Their front window is filled with it - bright floral patterned enamel home ware, elegant red champagne glasses, and colourful wooden decorations. Softer shades of silver and white mix the lines between traditional and contemporary settings in store, with beautiful decal glassware working well with accents of pale aqua in parfait dishes and their toadstool candleholders. Lighting adds a special touch to the table, including statement candle holders for the floor or table, and paper or lattice hanging lanterns.

Glasshouse and Ecoya have both released their seasonal fragrances, with Ecoya's Fresh Pine Needles and Warm Bonfire Nights, and Glasshouse's Night Before Christmas and White Christmas candles evoking memories of Christmas's past. For those wishing to take their Christmas outdoors there are bamboo platters and bowls, in milk, tangerine and azure, bright plastic wine glasses and tumblers, and melamine dinner ware in navy or mustard yellow. Fun looks can be created for kids using Retro Treats range of individual glass bottles teamed with candy cane paper straws and novelty napkins, or match up white dinnerware with home crafted accessories for a snowman setting. Christmas provides the ideal opportunity to use your creative talents, in either little touches or statement pieces.

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at your table Create your own candle THIS holders using upturned wine SEASON'S glasses filled with bright CHRISTMAS TRENDS Christmas decorations and COVER A WIDE RANGE glass jars decorated with silver ribbon and OF LOOKS – FROM pinecones, or construct a HANDCRAFTED, TO feature piece from NATURAL, AND OF Christmas baubles, either COURSE THE EVER bunched or hanging from a POPULAR RED, well-shaped branch. many floral Table placings can be WHITE AND arrangements over made from a simple name GREEN. the Christmas card, either pegged to a period. It is a time of wineglass, or resting on a pinecone year when flowers are or upturned candy canes. Similarly small plentiful, meaning a great selection touches to cutlery, adding natural coloured and reasonable prices. twine, rosemary, flowers, or cookie cutter Pulling together light summer greens napkin holders, can bring a special touch. and whites of Christmas lilies, roses, With unpredictable weather over Christmas, stocks and freesias, they create table many also opt to bring the outdoors in. Simple settings with a contemporary look, adding table displays using red berries, flowers and red with roses and gerberas for a more foliage can be displayed in glass jars, or there traditional feel. is always the option of leaving it to the They suggest arrangements for the professionals. season can be quite minimalist, such as a Court Florist on Victoria Street prepares

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few favourite blooms in an oversized martini glass, for a table setting which looks wonderful and is also great value. Whatever you choose, be it following traditions or crafting something new, there is the opportunity to be creative, to seek inspiration from others, and to spend as much or as little as you wish.

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Bespoke creativity to enhance your home Owner of Canterbury Drapes, Colleen Bennetts has launched workshops for bespoke lampshades and Van Gogh Fossil paints, as well as a gift studio located at 37 Kennedys Bush Road Halswell.

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WHILE DRAPES AND CUSHIONS ARE THE COMPANY'S CORE BUSINESS, COLLEEN IS DEVELOPING OTHER UNIQUELY CREATIVE ACCESSORIES MADE TO ORDER OR FOR CUSTOMERS TO MAKE THEMSELVES IN HER WORKSHOPS.

hile drapes and cushions are the company's core business, Colleen is developing other uniquely creative accessories made to order or for customers to make themselves in her workshops. Among them, bespoke standard and table lamps featuring tripod or rocket shapes and drum shades in stunning contemporary wallpapers and fabrics. Arrange a class time for you and your friends and create a fun, fabulous and functional art work to light up your home! There are also workshops to paint fabrics and furniture using Van Gogh paints and an increasing selection of funky accessories that Colleen imports like her favourite Mr Fox tableware range. Canterbury Drapes offers beautifully made curtains and cushions. Fabrics of outstanding style and quality are sourced in New Zealand and internationally, providing customers with genuine design variety and individuality. Canterbury Drapes will bring sa mples and ideas to your home and then have them perfectly made to measure within three to four weeks. Colleen has always been interested in interiors and renovations and has an instinctive eye for colour and craftsmanship. “Choosing furnishings with clients is a very visual situation. Some people can envisage a

finished room while others are indecisive and can be bewildered by all the choices available,” she says. Colleen recommends customers think about drapes as soon as building commences: plan and budget for your window coverings, be realistic about the cost for an entire house, choose drapes that enhance the value and look of your home, ensure quality – thermal block-out linings are used for conserving heat, extend curtain tracks beyond the window frames to keep fabrics out o f the sun and have your drapes custom made and professionally hung to complement the quality of your new home. Conveniently located at 37 Kennedys Bush Road in Halswell, Colleen welcomes enquiries for drapes, cushions and workshops. Phone (03) 322 1275 for more information, visit www.canterburydrapes.co.nz and join her many likes on Facebook.

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s this is the last issue of Metropol’s AutoPlus for 2014, now is a good time to look back over the greatest hits of the automotive world this year. Naturally, this involves going over all the cars we have tested this year with a fine toothcomb, narrowing our list down to the best car in each segment and from there, determining an overall winner. So here you go, our pick of the top seven stunners of 2014 and the overall Car of the Year…

Best in class Large SUV

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hen you mention luxury large SUVs to the average Joe, naturally a Range Rover of some description will come to mind. This year, the new Range Rover Sport has been a sales smash for Land Rover New Zealand, with 150 units already being snapped up pre launch earlier this year. Once driven, it was easy to see why. Sure, the previous Range Rover Sport was impressive, but still felt like an unfinished symphony. The new Sport however, as we found out in the first half of 2014, was a stunner. With a variety of spec levels and engine choices – including the all conquering supercharged V8 – the sky was the limit when it came to dressing up your sport. Plus, the new car proved itself to be so capable in every situation it came across, whether parked outside the best restaurant in town or climbing every mountain and fording every stream, the Sport can get it done, making it the obvious choice of AutoPlus Large SUV of the Year 2014.

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hat is a city car you may ask? Well, it has to be great on fuel, able to park in even the tiniest gaps, and be as cheap as chips to buy. The one car that ticked those boxes in 2014 was easily the Skoda Citigo. Identical underneath to Volkswagens Up! the Citigo’s 55kW three cylinder engine and simple manual are all you need. Inside, you get the bare essentials. Although features such as air con, electric windows and iPod connectivity are worth having. On the road is where the Citigo shone. The petrol three pot burbled away like an old Porsche 911 and having small wheels and tyres meant for a physical driving experience. In some ways, as near as possible to an original Mini. Plus it’s yours for as little as $18k.

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he Honda Jazz has always been a favourite in the Supermini segment, with many units being snapped up – particularly those above 50 – since arrival in New Zealand three generations ago. Having to fight off stiff opposition from Suzuki and Mazda has not been easy, though the new generation Jazz for 2014 ticked all the boxes in this segment, making it a class leader and AutoPlus supermini of the year. With prices for the range starting at $23,700, the new Jazz packs a tonne of kit as standard equipment, such as satellite navigation, Bluetooth and iPod/USB connectivity. There is generous head and legroom and generous visibility all round; you can have either 1.3 or 1.5-litre four pot with six speed manual or automatic transmission. It’s genuinely fun to drive too.

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he Hot Hatch scene has been getting crowded for quite some time. Last year, our favourite was the Renault Megane RS265. While king of the hill on the track, day to day use was not its best feature. So the winner of Hot Hatch of the Year 2014 is a car with the get up and go, but with added day to day practicality – the 2014 Volkswagen Golf R. Despite costing close to $70k (the R is $20,000 more than its iconic and less powerful GTi counterpart), the Golf R delivers in every way. For starters, thanks to a 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine chucking out 300 horsepower, it is the most powerful Golf in existence. Four wheel drive and launch control also mean a zero to 100km/h of 4.9 seconds. Flat out you will be touching WE LOVED THE NECK SNAPPING 250km/h. While we loved the neck snapping acceleration, ACCELERATION, THE POP the pop and bang as you shift gears via the DSG box AND BANG AS YOU SHIFT and the effortless ability to cover plenty of ground in no GEARS VIA THE DSG BOX time at all, its everyday usability and practicality mean AND THE EFFORTLESS the new Golf R gets the thumbs up from us for 2014. ABILITY TO COVER PLENTY OF GROUND IN NO TIME AT ALL.

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hy is the Jaguar F Type our AutoPlus Sports Car of the Year 2014? For starters, just look at it. Its svelte and gorgeous body harks back to the glorious E Type of 1961. Roof down or up, it’s a stunner. Whether you opt for the 3.0-litre V6, V6S or fire spitting V8 S, the torrent of symphonic bliss coming from those crafted tail pipes is guaranteed to get your blood pumping. The eight speed ZF automatic box sending drive to the rear creates a simply epic way of getting around. Yes the boot is tiny and the Porsche 911 cabriolet is a more complete package, but a true sports car, no matter how expensive or capable, should make you feel great when behind the wheel. And the F Type does just that. Plus, Jaguar has recently announced plans to offer the F Type with four wheel drive and a manual box. Talk about icing on the cake.

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AUTO PLUS Best in class Saloon

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he Mercedes C-Class has always been a force to be reckoned with in the executive saloon category. Countless back to back road tests have seen C-Class go up against rivals like Audi’s A4 and the wonderful BMW 3-Series. However, while previous generations of the C-Class were very good indeed, the initial package was not quite there yet. The new car though. Oh my God… Borrowing design elements from the S-Class and CLA, the new C wowed us from the get go with an array of swooping curves, LEDS and chrome accents. Interior design received and overhaul too. Once again drawing inspiration from the flagship S-Class, it is a sublime place to be. Five driving modes, Eco, Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual are at your command by the agility toggle switch found on the centre console. Plus a swipe keypad controlled all infotainment systems much like an iPad. Testing the C200 with AMG line spec was a treat. While no hard core speed machine, we found there to be little on the road in this market which handled and performed quite like the new C. AutoPlus saloon of the year? Of course.

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utoPlus first tested the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV during a special preview drive late last year, but it was early this year when we got to spend some serious time with the first Plug in Hybrid Electric SUV to hit New Zealand Roads. At $59,990, it’s a bit dear for an Outlander, but then again, your average Outlander does not return fuel consumption figures of 1.9L/100km. Up to 80kms of silent emissions free electric driving can be had, while charging the lithium ion batteries overnight will cost a mere $1.41. Regenerative braking also helps with the charging process when on the move. To drive, the PHEV feels much like a car, not a lab experiment. Though the silence took some getting used to, weighted steering, minimal body roll and the benefit of instant low down torque make a huge difference on the open road.

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and the winner is...

Car of the Year: Mercedes C Class

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owever, of all the eight automotive gems which have rocked Kiwi roads this year, there can be only one winner (an overused expression but bear with me), so here it is. The AutoPlus Car of the Year 2014 is the Mercedes C-Class. Once again, we were impressed by its design and function. The use of new technology, a wide range of willing engines and sublime driver involvement certainly made us sit up and take notice. So much so, that we have named it Car of the Year 2014.

AUTO PLUS The AutoPlus Car of the Year 2014 is the Mercedes C-Class.

The use of new technology, a wide range of willing engines and sublime driver involvement certainly made us sit up and take notice.

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Sought after expertise Owned by Marty Douglas, Volkspower is Christchurch's most experienced VW and Audi specialist with the technical equipment, knowledge and expertise to maintain these quality cars at optimum performance.

Regular servicing Keeping your car warranted and serviced is a safeguard against costly repairs down the track. Regular car maintenance not only improves its performance, but helps to avoid breakdowns and having your car off the road while it is being repaired. Summer's coming With the holiday season imminent, Marty advises car owners to make sure their vehicles are ready for warmer conditions with a service check-up; especially tyres, brakes and cooling systems. Volkspower also has the latest in air conditioning servicing at very reasonable cost to keep your air con' effective for holiday travelling. A combined service and warrant of fitness means you can get it all done at once and your car is in the garage for a short time. Volkspower also imports, sources and stocks a large and varied range of late model new and second-hand spare parts at reasonable prices. Technical know-how The workshop is impressively high-tech and uses Autologic Diagnostics to identify the service and repairs required. Modern cars are virtually “computers on wheels” and require up to date knowledge to run at their optimum capability. Because Marty ensures his

technicians have all gained intense understanding of these complex European brands, customers can be confident that their VW or Audi will receive meticulous attention and be fixed or serviced quickly and efficiently. Because the records of individual vehicles can be accessed through the software, the diagnosis for repair is fast and impressively accurate. Autologic Diagnostics is also backed up by brand-specific assistance and integrated technical support for Volkspower Christchurch is just “one click” or phone call away from the experts in the UK. Spare keys cut and coded Volkspower Service and Spares Ltd can cut and code keys on site for most VW and Audi vehicles. They can also program transponders for all VAG brand vehicles and keys can be coded to suit early to current generation models. Friendly service Marty and his team are a happy, friendly bunch who genuinely put customers' needs first and offer exceptional service to keep clients' cars well maintained, safe and on the road. For more information visit the Volkspower website www.volkspower.co.nz or free phone 0508 89 3276.

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SENSE OF FREEDOM & ADVENTURE “We're not selling a motorcycle or a T-shirt – we're selling a lifestyle,” says Chris Elles.

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o ride a Harley-Davidson is to enjoy a sense of freedom and adventure, a break from the routine of everyday life, and the opportunity to see the beauty of New Zealand from the road. At Rolling Thunder, the only authorised HarleyDavidson dealer for this part of the South Island and current Harley-Davidson Dealer of the Year, they offer every product and service a new or experienced Harley owner is after. “There is a huge Harley-Davidson community,” says Chris with a growing number of women both riding Harleys and wearing their genuine HarleyDavidson clothing. For women looking for a bike, there is plenty of advice from women riders themselves, with Chris saying that Harley-Davidson has put a lot of effort into producing bikes which are ergonomically designed for those of a shorter stature. Women riders across the South Island are also welcomed at their regular Ladies' Night, which has been bringing women Harley fans together for the past nine years. Rolling Thunder sell both new and pre-owned bikes, and their first-hand knowledge as Harley-

TO RIDE A HARLEYDAVIDSON IS TO ENJOY A SENSE OF FREEDOM AND ADVENTURE, A BREAK FROM THE ROUTINE OF EVERYDAY LIFE.

Davidson regional bike building champs, means they offer the best advice when it comes to customising your ride. “We have a massive selection of parts and merchandise – anything with the Bar & Shield on it,” says Chris. Rolling Thunder's online store, 1903.co.nz, has a full range of men's and women's clothing, made for style and comfort both on and off the road, as well as genuine products for your bike, all freighted free of charge within New Zealand. If you don't have your own Harley, be it locals or tourists, rentals are available from Rolling Thunder. For those without a full motorbike licence, there are chauffeured rides as a pillion passenger for individuals or corporate groups, enabling a taste of what riding a Harley is all about. A brand new NZ Learner Legal Model Harley-Davidson, the Street 500, will be arriving around Christmas. Drop into Rolling Thunder at 35 Manchester Street to see their huge range of bikes, parts and Genuine Merchandise, or visit www.rollingthunder.co.nz or their Facebook page, to find out what the local Harley-Davidson community is up too.

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