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metropol THE SHOWCASE MAGAZINE FOR THE BEST Publisher Metros Publishing Group Ltd Managing Director Trevor Laplanche Advertising : Tracey Prince


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’. *Est. x 4 per copy.


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his is Metropol's first issue for 2015 and the team here wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. I would like to add to that a fervent wish for the continuation of the freedom of expression we enjoy here, as on the last day of my holiday I heard news of the terror attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris. The massacre has shaken me. Eight journalists, two police officers, a maintenance worker and a visitor were killed in the attack. It was a direct attack on democratic principles of freedom of speech and expression in response to Charlie Hebdo's mockery of fundamentalism in all its guises. “Je suis Charlie” the slogan that has been rapidly adopted by supporters in a show of solidarity to free speech plays over in my mind. My reaction has probably been exacerbated by my choice of reading material over the holidays. I have been immersed in Ken Follett's 'Century' trilogy and am currently in the midst of reliving the rise of the Third Reich. I have been vicariously living the fear in which those resisting fascism existed, a time when everyday people feared voicing even the slightest criticism of the regime. Obviously we must stand up against any violence, bullying and terrorism that threatens to take freedom from us. However the radicals involved in the Paris terror attack know full well they are fuelling tensions and animosity between Muslims and the West and backlash can be a dangerous thing. That's why I was heartened by the #illridewithyou hashtag, a show of support for Muslim Australians, after the recent siege at the Lindt cafe in Sydney. The hashtag apparently came from a Facebook post from Rachael Jacobs who was riding on a train, and noticed a Muslim woman quietly take off her head covering. In her post she said: "I ran after her at the train station. I said 'put it back on. I'll walk with u'." Current world events are a timely reminder that freedom of speech and expression also comes with the responsibility of tolerance and openmindedness.

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FIVE MINUTES by Angela Bennett

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r Greg Phillipson, with his extensive training in obstetrics and gynaecology and having worked tirelessly in fertility for over 25 years, has delivered many Cantabrian babies into the world. He was educated at Christchurch Boys' High School and completed his medical training in Otago. His private practice at Fertility Associates, St Georges Hospital, includes all aspects of IVF, recurrent miscarriage, microsurgery for men and women, and laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis and fertility delay. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian, New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. An avid cyclist - you'll often see him cycling or perhaps running the streets of Christchurch. I caught up with him on his recent return from Africa where he was doing volunteer work, along with his youngest child, daughter Juliette, in Naan Kuse conservation park, Namibia.

What enticed you to volunteer to help out in a safari park in Africa? A patient described her experience and I thought this would be a great trip to do with my daughter Juliette who has just finished secondary school. It was a chance to feed the animals close up and also learn about wildlife conservation.

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What did your daughter think of the experience? Had she been to Africa before? A great first visit to Africa, she was able to hand feed many wild animals. We also met great people working there with other volunteers. After 'roughing' it for two weeks what were the luxuries you missed most from NZ? Cold drinks and ice cream are missed when it's 40oC. What was the highlight of your trip? Feeding cheetahs large cuts of fresh meat. As a doctor, did you have any concerns about visiting Africa? No, I had previously travelled and worked in Africa. The locals are always informed of any risks.

It must be difficult to get away from your busy practice; are there times of year that are busier with fertility planning or births? With a large team of scientists, nurses and doctors, the clinic manages easily. Fertility problems are all year round, including Christmas.


Greg and Juliette What inspired you to specialise in embryology and fertility? IVF was only science fiction when I was at university. The rapid changes in this area of medicine have now achieved more than five million births worldwide. It's an exciting area to work in with many challenges and genetics is advancing rapidly.

What one book would you suggest everyone read? George Orwell, 1984.

What are three of the most common concerns patients come to you with? Uncertainty and lack of explanation for their delay in conceiving is the most important. Unfortunately, a third of the people never get a good answer to explain their situation.

What were you doing the last time the thought went through your mind “I shouldn't be doing this”? Two weeks ago I was being driven in an open Landrover in the dark at 80km an hour with no seatbelts on a shingle road. An unexpected animal could have had serious consequences.

What advice would you give to couples thinking about starting a family? Have a GP who you can easily ask questions to. Ensure questions are answered. Plan to start before age 35. What do you enjoy most about your specialist career? The continual changes and improvements have allowed many to have children in situations which would have been impossible a few years ago. What are the biggest challenges? Keeping up to date. Keeping on time!

If you could go back and tell your teenage self something, what would it be? Don't plan for the future, let it happen.

Greg meets Ostrich What do you do to unwind from work? Exercise takes your mind off everything. Christchurch has great areas on the Port Hills to unwind, either on a bike or on foot.

Which is your favourite café, bar or restaurant in Christchurch? Prior to the earthquakes Bon Billi, but now any of the new cafes that have sprung up.

What is your proudest achievement? Setting up the IVF Clinic in Christchurch in 1991 from scratch with a great team of only four people. Healthy twins were born from the third treatment!

What is one thing that Metropol readers would be surprised to know about you? Prior to University I worked full time as a City Council Rubbish Collector.

What is one thing you would like to see in the “new” Christchurch? A world class multisport water facility and sports ground around the damaged area of the Avon, near Kerrs Reach.

What are you like at parties? I am unpredictable, between quiet and boring but other times the last to leave and noisy. What's next on the wish list? One day, South America.

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1. Sean Parrey - NZ Ferrari Manager 2. Graeme Rose, Angela Bennett, Trevor Laplanche, Colleen Beattie 3. Melody and Ron Young 4. David and Juliet Graham 5. Raiza Coote (Continental Cars), Sean Parrey (NZ Ferrari Manager) 6. Graeme McCaw, Stuart Vaughan 7. Bill O’Brien, Marga and Tony Bastings 8. Tom and Phil Crisp 9. Glenys Taylor, Ayeisha Thornley 10. Dolly Dawson (Partridge Jewellers), Debbie Graham 11. Grant Chappell, Jacki Lane 12. Trudy Van Zyl, Lisa Fernandes, Sarah Amos 13. Nathan Najib, Rami Dawwar 14. Gail and Peter Casey




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or this year's Summer Shakespeare Festival, Top Dog Theatre strays from its usual path of presenting another comedy, and will instead portray the treacherous deeds and mysterious happenings of Macbeth. This year's show is directed by Derek Doddington. Set in Scotland, mainly within and without the Castle of Macbeth, Mona Vale will be transformed for this great tragedy of greed, fate and treason all culminating in the ultimate fear and madness of Macbeth and his wife. “When shall we three meet again” opens the play, as the three witches confront Macbeth with a prophesy that he will one day become King of Scotland. Ambition and treachery abound as Macbeth is persuaded by his callous and ambitious wife to eliminate all those who stand in their way. Venue: The Mound Lawn, Mona Vale Gardens, Christchurch. Opens on Wednesday 11 February and runs through to Saturday 21 February. Performances are 6pm to 8:10pm every night, with added matinees on both Saturdays. Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. For further information, visit:


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ollowing their recent sold-out Australian album tour, Angus & Julia Stone are performing in Christchurch on Friday, 30 January in the Isaac Theatre Royal. Currently on an extensive world tour, Angus & Julia Stone recently finished a sold out North American tour playing to capacity houses in New York, LA, Washington, Boston and San Francisco. Last month they embarked on a massive six-week 30-date headline tour of the UK and Europe, which like the US and Australia, has seen many shows selling out in advance. For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: and


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lmwood Players' Children's Theatre returns again in 2015 with a quirky love story adventure tale adapted from the classic poem, “The Owl and the Pussycat”. In a land far, far away an Owl longs for adventure and excitement. But how do you find excitement and adventure? You go to visit a friendly and slightly crazy Travel Agent, who just happens to be a Parrot, that's how. Accompanied by his new friend Pussycat, Owl builds a boat and the pair 'sail away for a year and a day' where they reach a fantastical island. There they meet a very hungry Piggywig, a befuddled Turkey, and fall in love. Along the way they have lots of fun, dance by the light of the moon and chase three blind mice! Director and choreographer Anna Willows is over the moon to bring this heart-warming family-friendly tale to the stage. We all need some magic and romance in our lives these days and this happy little tale fits the bill. It is full of toe-tapping dance numbers, comedy, and crazy animals that the whole family will love. With a small but talented, high energy cast, this show will not fail to entertain and amuse all who fall under its spell. Make this summer magical and travel to an island far, far away. The Owl and the Pussycat is written by Tim Bray, directed by Anna Willows and presented by Elmwood Players at the Elmwood Auditorium, 31 Aikmans Rd, Merivale, Christchurch. 15 to 18 and 22 to 24 January, 6:30pm Thursdays and Fridays; 11am and 2pm Saturdays and Sunday (No evening performance Saturdays or Sunday). Tickets: All seats $7.50. To book: phone (03) 355 8874 or book online at

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By Hans Petrovic

Lisa Ferguson: Although best known as a contemporary artist who creates vibrant abstract works, Lisa Ferguson is combining all her creative talents and experience, from painting to graphic design, event design and styling.


Lisa with some of her vibrant abstract artworks

fter many years working in Australia, London and New York, Lisa has been back in Christchurch since the earthquakes and has finally decided to settle here. “I've spent over 20 years exploring the world but have always returned to my home city and have now decided to settle down and create a business that incorporates everything that I love,” says Lisa. This venture will include everything from creating customised artworks to graphic design, creative event concepts, full e vent planning and event styling for any kind of occasion ranging from a small private dinner party to a large corporate event or wedding. Lisa has always had a strong creative urge, as well as a desire to explore and discover the world, from a very early age. “As a four-year-old, I had an argument with my mum as I wanted to walk to the Ilam Road shops by myself. I had to wait until I was five, and even then was annoyed at Mum because she watched me from the letterbox, clearly to make sure I was safe, but in my eyes that wasn't fair as I hadn't done it completely by myself,” says Lisa. “I've always been creative and determined, and at 12, I had a little shed in the back garden where I spent hours creating care-bears, painted pots adorned with bows and items I sold at the local gift shop in Cashmere.

“THE COMMON THEME THROUGHOUT MY LIFE IS THAT I'VE ALWAYS BELIEVED THERE IS NO REASON WHY WE CAN'T DO WHATEVER WE DREAM OF. THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, AS THE ONLY LIMITS ARE THE ONES YOU GIVE YOURSELF.” “At 15, I planned my first event, a school disco, and at 17, with a desire for independence, as I wasn't allowed to leave school until I had a job, I put together a creative portfolio and knocked on doors until I was given a job at Nicholson Press. “This is where my graphic design career began, and later I operated my own design business, Jumping Jellyfish Design.” Selling my art began after an electrician visited my home and, noticing the art on the walls, suggested I approach Heart of Art to sell my work. “I wasn't overly confident my art was good enough to sell but realised I had nothing to lose so showed them my work, and my art career was born,” says Lisa. “That was 14 years ago and since that time I've held exhibitions around the world, with my works being viewed on almost every continent.

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“My sense of exploration led me to many travels and experiences overseas – living in Melbourne, Perth, Noosa, London and New York City, undertaking work from graphic design to event design and styling, and painting. “The common theme throughout my life is that I've always believed there is no reason why we can't do whatever we dream of. That anything is possible if you believe in yourself, as the only limits are the ones you give yourself.” Exhibition highlights include a show at the NZ Embassy in London, filmed by Campbell Live; an exhibition at a brand new glass-front apartment complex in New York, with many celebrity residents, sponsored by 42Below Vodka, launched with a cocktail evening, where

a private dinner was held for Hilary and Bill Clinton; and creating an enormous artwork and hand-painted gowns for NZ Fashion Week. Lisa has worked with event companies in Australia, New York and Los Angeles, helping design and produce unique events and create customised items. In recent weeks, Lisa created an artwork of the Christchurch Cathedral Rose Window, made from over 1200 Nespresso capsules, on display at the Nespresso boutique in Ballantynes; and she designed and produced a corporate 10th birthday with a carnival theme. For further information, check her website, or contact her by email, or phone 021 193 3343.

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A right royal gathering Champagne flowed for supporters, sponsors and punters at the grand re-opening of the Isaac Theatre Royal. The historic Isaac Theatre Royal has undergone a $40 million restoration after being damaged by earthquakes.





1. Lady Barbara Stewart, Sir Robert Stewart 2. Lianne Dalziel, Vicki Ness, Neil Cox (CEO), Nicky Wagner 3. Suzie & Richmond Paynter, Gillian Wess 4. Ian Dunn, Sir Miles Warren, Pauline Trengrove 5. Antony Gough, Vicki Holland 6. Richard McGowan, Vanessa Carswell 7. Sarah Pine, David Lynch, Alex Davids, Yani Johanson, Val Carter 8. Prue Manji, Clare Murray 9. Richard Benge, Claire Noble 10. Anna Midgley, Dame Malvina Major, Judy Clarke 11. Andrea Allen, Brett Anderson 12. Carolyn & Ed Leeson, Justin & Megan Tait 13. Angela Parks, Beverley Cocks 14. Richard Burt, Justin Murray


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OUT & ABOUT Christchurch's restaurant tram has reopened its dinner service. The restaurant tram has been out of action since the February 2011 earthquakes, but repairs to the tram loop and a refurbished tram see the service resumed.

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hristchurch Tram operators, Welcome Aboard have refreshed the menu and refined the restaurant service. They are encouraging guests to book well in advance to avoid disappointment - especially over the busy summer months. The à la carte menu, crafted by chefs from Christchurch based Continental Catering Company, has been tailored to showcase Canterbury and New Zealand cuisine. Where possible the chefs have selected produce from the region. Menu highlights include: Ÿ An entrée of tender Merino lamb loin on Parisian potatoes. Ÿ Pan seared Akaroa salmon fillet with a prawn risotto cake, wilted greens and kaffir lime ponzu glaze, topped with roasted crayfish butter.

Or Ÿ Wakanui beef tenderloin (served medium rare) on kumara rosti. Ÿ Cappuccino brulée - coffee infused baked custard with Italian meringue foam and sweet ginger biscuits. The restaurant tram service runs from 7pm to 9:30pm departing from Cathedral Junction.Guests enjoy a four course meal (valued at $95 per person, including a complimentary beverage on arrival) aboard the colonial style tram. Diners will hear a short commentary at the beginning of the journey and travel around the newly opened inner city tram loop. Two and four seat tables can be booked online at or via phone on (03) 366 7830. E-mail for more information.

GIVEAWAY Metropol in association with Welcome Aboard has a fabulous giveaway competition which includes dinner for two on the tram valued at $190. To enter the draw to win, email your name and phone number to with “Restaurant Tram” in the subject line. Entries close on Monday 26 January and the winner will be notified on Tuesday 27 January.

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With a tropical backyard of beach, reef and rainforest, it's no wonder Port Douglas is such a popular destination for New Zealanders. It's all about relaxation, from the inviting shops and cafes along Macrossan Street to the pristine golden curve of Four Mile Beach and the fun and colour of Sunday morning's market.

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he proximity of Port Douglas to the Great Barrier Reef means an excursion to the Low Isles is barely an hour away, but an atmosphere of remoteness will have you mesmerised by colours and corals, myriads of tropical fish and the magic of swimming with turtles if you're lucky. On a luxury cruise with Sail Away V you'll enjoy a half day experience that delivers you there on a gleaming yacht, serves you canapés and champagne, introduces you to the finest marine environment in the world and then dishes up a magnificent sunset on the way home! There's everything from pub fare to fine dining in Port Douglas, but you would be short changing yourself if you didn't head for Two Fish where the words “fresh and fabulous” describe a menu of succulent seafood, tapas innovation and even crocodile for gastronomic bravery. Visitors are understandably reluctant to leave beach, sand and sloth, but there's a flipside to Port Douglas that's well worth exploring. Nearby Mossman offsets the resort style of Port Douglas with the green glory of Mossman Gorge and the Daintree River. The Saturday market offers a burgeoning variety of items that are farmed, fed, fetched or fashioned and is a testament to homemade and home grown. The district's Whyanbeel Valley is home to

the tropical orchard and charming Riverside Restaurant of High Falls Farm and New Zealand's very own Hoglund Glass Gallery. Celebrating the indigenous culture of the Kuku Yalanji people who have lived in the region's rainforest for centuries, the Mossman Gorge Centre's guided walks, wildlife and cultural tours provide an authentic educational and spiritual experience not to be missed. An art lesson at Janbal Gallery under the tutelage of Binna Swindley is another highlight. Northern Queensland is home to some wicked wildlife that can do some terrific harm if you encounter them anywhere but a wildlife park! Hartleys Crocodile Adventures is as close as you'd want to get to Tex, Rex and his mates. Port Douglas is endowed with wonderful accommodation, but Mandalay Apartments are hard to beat for quality, comfort and a stone's throw from Four Mile Beach. Or revel in the exclusive bush clad location of Thala Beach Lodge. Port Douglas is a destination of surprising diversity that you can explore independently at your own pace. For information and inspiration go to Travel writer Wendy Dunlop recently visited Port Douglas by invitation of Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree.

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Charity Medical Research Golf - New Zealand Brain Research Institute The third sponsored Golf tournament held at the Christchurch Golf Club, Shirley on Friday, 21 November, 2014 run by the Friends of the Brain Institute (FBI) was an outstanding success with all holes being sold early and the full compliment of teams registered - Total amount raised $29,000



1. Ian Holding, Sir Bob Charles 2. Victoria Moore, Marion Heller, Jan Gilbert 3. Julie Blackler, Ivan Donaldson, John Gilbert, Paul Blackler 4. Caroline Wagteveld McKenzie, Sir Bob Charles, Kate Russell, Ross Hutton 5. Callum MacAlpine, Peter Neylon 6. Mel Brew, Douglas McCaul 7. Todd Heller, David Moore 8. John Dickson, Sukhi Gill 9. Ben Wilkinson, Richard Chisholm, Marcel Brew, David O'Neill-Kerr 10. Bridget De Goldi, Bevan Eyles, Victoria Powell





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Summer days in Sumner By Rachel Smith

It's the perfect Sunday for a summer day out - to feel the sand between your toes, the sun on your skin and take a wander through a local market.



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umner has always been a destination in itself, with their new Sumner Sunday Market created to not only bring the city back out to the village, but also to provide the residents of Sumner with a place to gather and socialise. On the Village Green stallholders sell their quality goods, with a focus on those which are handmade. From upcycled furniture, homeware and beautiful imported Turkish throws, to antiques, doggy treats, jewellery and art work, there is much to choose from. People wander through, watching the live entertainment and sampling from the food stalls – a freshly made breakfast burrito, handmade pasta or sweet treats, all made by local people with a flair for creating great food. “We wanted to have something for the community,” says Colette Doughty, who has

worked with the Sumner Residents Association and its Sumner Hub over the winter, to get the market up and running. The idea for the market first arose through a conversation Colette had with Edwin Daniel from the Sumner Community Residents Association, who provide ongoing support and financial management for the market. They talked of the need to create something positive within the community after years of battling through earthquake related issues, with a local market seeming the ideal solution. Colette, who is employed as the Community Support Coordinator for Events for the Residents Association, took on the role. Assisted in the initial stages by Emma Broadbent, on-site manager every Sunday is Fleur Brigid, who also runs the Fairytales and Wonderland children's clothing stall.


THE ENTERTAINMENT IS PROVING TO BE VERY POPULAR, AND OFFERS A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE EACH WEEK, FROM A DRUM BAND, TO STREET ENTERTAINERS, TO AUTHOR AND PERFORMER CRAIG SMITH. Their original plan to start out small quickly changed with the possibility of support through the Christchurch City Council's transitional city projects fund. The market expanded to include 39 stalls, with continued interest as word has spread. The market is held at the Village Green, which has a history of being a focal point for the community. Originally the site of the community centre and library, the green was created by locals after the earthquake damaged buildings were removed, with the space made available for the market by Life in Vacant Spaces. Community involvement is at the core of the market, which is well supported by local businesses. Free power is generously provided by the Sumner Health Centre, and many of the businesses offer market specials each Sunday.

“It's not a profit making market,” says Colette. “Everything is going straight back into the community.” Every week one community group from Sumner runs a stall at the market, which they can use to fundraise or promote events, with a $50 donation gifted to them from the market themselves. To date these have included groups such as the Sumner Running Club, Bridge to Rocks Timebank and Fuse youth group, with all community groups welcomed to take part over the market season. Children are also a large part of the market, with a free children's stall giving them the space to create their own pieces for sale or to fundraise, with a special children's focused market to be held on Sunday 21 February. “We give the kids an opportunity to perform,” says Colette, with local kids warming up the

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crowd before the live entertainment each week. The entertainment is proving to be very popular, and offers a different experience each week, from a drum band, to street entertainers, to author and performer Craig Smith. The market also includes activities such as face painting and balloon artists, demonstrations for adults including a recent 'learn to crochet' session by Liz Kerslake from Bridge2Rocks Timebank, and the chance to assist in creating a second mosaic chair in the Village Green over the summer with Megan Collins. With Cave Rock and the Scarborough children's pool area reopening over the summer, there is indeed new life and energy in the village. “Come for the day – to the beach, the market and the hills,” says Colette. The Sumner Sunday Market is held every Sunday on the Village Green from 10am – 2pm, until daylight saving ends in April. Contact Colette on or Facebook, to see what's happening next week at the market.


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Martinovich makes new home After months of preparation and meticulous planning, Martinovich has settled into its fabulous new premises in Victoria Street, a beautiful light, bright, modern space that faces down towards Victoria Park.



1. Caitlin Sisson, Nicola Martinovich, James & Sarah Riddoch 2. Sam Johnston, Nichola Martinovich, Melissa Fenwick, Troy Wilson 3. Vicky Kufeldt, Mark Keatley. Angela & Antony Burton 4. Ally MacKenzie, Fabian Kulpe 5. Jeremy Henderson, Stuart Cox 6. Jason & Megan Hopper, Tim Pearson 7. Marc & Nicola Martinovich 8. Monique Mentick, Ike Houghton, Lindsay Coulter, Annette Coulter 9. Tim Pearson, Mark Martinovich, Paul Wood


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A fashionable affair With ticket sales at record levels the 151st running of the New Zealand Cup at Riccarton Park Racecourse was a wonderful event attended by a convivial crowd dressed in chic summer fashion.


1. Nettles Lamont, Angela Stone 2. Sophie Freear, Mike Pero 3. Kristen Stewart, Mel RadfordBrown, Nicole Feaver 4. Rhonda Mitchell, Malcolm Wallace 5. Sam Cowdy, Jamie Gough, Paul Johnston, Dan Francis 6. Sue White, Keisha CastleHughes, Mel Radford-Brown, Paul Dean 7.Brigid McClelland, Richard Green, Amber Hamilton 8.Henry McDougall, Francis Belina, Emma Silva

Getting glammed up with the Gold crew The Harcourts Gold crew got glammed up to celebrate Cup Day in style with a warm up breakfast at Aikmans in Merivale to mark the start of the festivities.






1. John & Lynette McFadden 2. Vicki Grace, Dianne Dando, Kate Cameron 3. Peter Griffioen, Chris Cleave 4. Deb Harvey, Joss McNamara 5. Mary Turnbull, Geeta Teague 6. Greg Searle, John McFadden 7. Fraser Bremford, Bruno Siqueira (Best Dressed man), Jen Patterson




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Wizards & fairies It's no secret that the Wizard of New Zealand has an affection for little children and this was certainly evident during the celebration of his 182nd birthday at The Tannery in Woolston.

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he festivities began on a recent Saturday afternoon with the presentation to the Wizard of a gigantic birthday cake, which he then began to systematically cut into slices and present to dozens of children in The Tannery's atrium. To one side of the Wizard were five of his henchmen, all dressed in black and with conical hats, who were presenting the kids with balloons – and it was obvious that these children were loving every moment of the wonderful things happening around them. Adding a lovely touch of colour to this was a bevy of fairies, who joined the wizards in dancing and mingled with the children, sprinkling blue fairy dust onto the hair of some enchanted girls. Even Alasdair Cassels, the head of Cassels and Sons, who initiated the development of The Tannery, was right in the middle of it, thoroughly enjoying himself while handing out chocolate bars from a big cloth bag. Of course, the celebrations took many other forms, with a surprisingly large number of other people from all walks of life taking part. On first entering The Tannery at about 3.30pm, there was a group of children singing around a grand piano. It turns out that these

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were the choir from the Rudolf Steiner School in St Martins. Towards the other end of the atrium was the Woolston Brass band in full blast; while a group of straw-hatted Morris dancers took every opportunity to jig around. Even the wizards played some blues on guitars and other instruments. For the record, the other five wizards at this event were Ari and Kierin, now full wizards; Barrie, an auxiliary; and Nick and Daniel, both apprentices. The head guy, who is known to his friends as Jack, had himself promoted to ArchWizard at another festive occasion held up at the Gondola a couple of months ago.

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The 2014 Nurse Maude Black Tie Event at Rydges Latimer Square was a significant success, with a night of fun, fine dining and fundraising raising $18,000 for the community nursing, hospice palliative care and homecare service.

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Summer celebrations continue over the next few months, with fresh fashion for the season all part of the fun. Merivale offers a wide selection when it comes to top fashion, from contemporary to classic, and great looks for men and women.

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As well as their own 'Made with Love' label, Deval also stocks an extensive selection of top imported and local labels. Sassys of Merivale, is an independent women's fashion AS WELL store and a one stop shop when AS THEIR OWN it comes to putting together a 'MADE WITH LOVE' new look. They offer a wide range of LABEL, DEVAL looks, from formal, including ALSO STOCKS AN mother of the bride or groom EXTENSIVE SELECTION and race day outfits, to shorts OF TOP IMPORTED and tees for summer holidays, AND LOCAL and everything in between. “It's about affordable LABELS. fashion,” says Wendy from Sassys, with a focus on wearable fashion for any age. Top labels in lassic with a twist is how store are Berlin, Democracy and DEVáL boutique Vassalli, with popular items quick describe their style, with to sell out. Rouche their collection of pieces made “My favourite piece for summer from natural fibres designed to is Stolen Girlfriends Club Bikers Jacket,” says look great for years. Carla from Rouche. “This is a leather jacket that “Garments are created for not only an easy will get wear all year around.” to wear capsule, but can also be worn at the Stolen Girlfriends Club is just one of the top beginning of any day through to late evening,” New Zealand designers offered at Rouche, with says Debbie from Deval, with their customers their range of labels including the classic look ranging from teenagers right through to those and fit of Kate Sylvester, fun pieces from Karen in their 80s. Walker, and the popular Lonely range of lounge “Navy blazers have been very strong in our wear from Lonely Hearts. range this season. Our most coveted piece is For summer they are seeing trends of black the boyfriend shirt, which can be worn several and white, with any other colour in the mix, as different ways and is the must have piece,” well as culottes which are proving popular with says Debbie. all ages and for any occasion.




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A sparkling London debut The celebrated Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was held in London for the first time last month. As always the show was a glittering success with the invitationonly event marking the twelfth year of the inspirational partnership between Victoria's Secret and Swarovski.



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exquisite fantasy to life. With the most crystals featured in the show to date, Swarovski also added dazzling shine to show themes such as: Gilded Angel, an opulent look featuring exquisite embroidery, beading and crystals; Dream Girl, a sparkling Fifties pin-up and high-end boudoir look; Spicy Adventure, which introduced colourful ethnic and gypsy-inspired outfits; and Urban Pink —think Rihanna meets Cara Delevigne — which made an edgy statement before the glamorous grand finale, the black and white Angel Ball. Monica Mitro, EVP Brand Communications & Events at Victoria's Secret said: “We were thrilled to partner with Swarovski on the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Their crystals add a unique shine and brilliance to our collection, that truly can only be achieved by Swarovski.” Swarovski Executive Board Member Markus Langes-Swarovski states: “We are very proud of our twelve-year partnership with Victoria's Secret, and excited to welcome the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show to London for the first time. Throughout our collaboration we have worked together to delight audiences by lighting up the runway

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One of Antipodes® hot-selling favourites, Jubilation Ultra Nourishing Hand & Body Cream is now in a 120ml fully-recyclable metallic green tube. Avocado and 'meadowfoam' oils unite to create a luscious base; nutrient-rich, these pure ingredients contain essential Omegas 3, 6 and 9, and Vitamins A, C and E – vital elements that nourish and nurture the skin. Added to this are oils from the superfruits kiwifruit and blackcurrant. RRP $42.90.

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New restaurant, bar & grocer at Lake Hayes Grazë – a stylish restaurant, boutique bar and separate grocer at Lake Hayes Estate is quickly becoming a must-visit destination thanks to its quality cuisine, plus distinctive homemade breads (including gluten-free), homemade ice cream (including dairy-free) and cold-pressed freshly squeezed juices. The Grazë restaurant, bar and grocer in Lake Hayes Estate

Grazë owners Hamish and Jana MacPherson.


t also boasts a micro-brewery complete with an onsite WilliamsWarn machine, enabling Grazë to regularly produce interesting new beers. Located at 1 Onslow Road, Lake Hayes Estate, Grazë's restaurant, boutique bar and grocer are three separate but interlinking parts and the interiors have been designed by leading Auckland interior designers Paul Izzard Design (PID). PID is an award-winning company specialising in hospitality design and

responsible for notable Auckland eateries like Baduzzi, Blue Breeze Inn at Ponsonby Central and Atomic Café Kingsland. Grazë is owned by former Aucklanders Hamish and Jana MacPherson. Hamish, originally hailing from Southland, owns Auckland bar Brew on Quay and Jana has extensive experience in the hospitality industry. The couple moved to Queenstown in June 2013 so Hamish could help run his family farm in Southland. Grazë's restaurant seats 70 diners inside and 70 outside – the outside diners are kept warm with a heated bench seat while inside diners can marvel at the stylish ethanol-fuelled fireplace suspended from the ceiling. Designed with sustainability in mind, Grazë incorporates a 9.2-kilowatt photovoltaic power generation system on the roof. Talented local chef Carl Veint leads the Grazë kitchen. Carl has experience both locally and

abroad, working along some of Australasia's finest chefs, and most recently heading up the kitchen at Jack's Point Clubhouse Restaurant. Carl's menu at Grazë offers gourmet New Zealand food with lighter, fashion-forward cuisine throughout its breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Jana says: “Whether you're a foodie looking to sample the latest cuisine, or you're after the best gourmet pie in town with a craft beer after a big day up the hill, you'll be able to get it at Grazë.”

Four Locations Edgeware 76 Edgeware Rd, Edgeware, Phone 366 7223

Rolleston Shop No 8, 70-76 Rolleston Dr, Rolleston Square, Phone 03 347 2315

Hanmer Springs Shop 5/30 Cnr Conical Rd Hill& Chisolm Ave, Phone 03 315 7616

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Cocktail Mary's mixologist


Pizza bar a Some names come to mean more than simple words they represent an experience and become synonymous with a city itself.

Mary's Mixologist shares the secret behind making a sensational Sidecar…

How to make a Sidecar The Sidecar is often singled out as the only good cocktail to come out of the long national nightmare that was Prohibition. And when you're sipping one, you almost think it was all worth it. The luminous, goldenstraw colour, the perfectly controlled sweetness, the jazzy high notes of the citrus against the steady bass of the brandy…

Glassware Usually served in a martini glass, several types are available. Personally I prefer using Luigi Bormioli Bach Martini glasses available from Total Food Equipment, which are an elegant fluted glass.

Recipe 15 ml Cointreau or triple sec 15 ml lemon juice 60 ml cognac Take a lemon wedge and use it to moisten the rim of a chilled cocktail glass. Frost the moistened outer rim of the glass with superfine sugar. Shake ingredients together with cracked ice and strain into prepared cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist, and serve. Bloody Mary's is now online so check out where they will be publishing all the Mary's Mixologist recipes on their site for easy reference.



innie Bagoes is one of these, with the Christchurch icon bringing gourmet pizzas to the city since they first opened their doors in Lichfield Street 20 years ago. Winnies Ferrymead offers the same great tastes on the east side of the city, with a focus on providing a family-friendly environment for locals and visitors alike. “We thought the East side was a great area to slot in a Winnie's, and with the Speights Ale House, Tony's and now the new Italian place next door, we have a great food and beverage offering for the East,” says owner Mike Knowles. “Our menu has been around since the inception of Winnies and we are still using a lot of the same recipes. We do make slight changes every year but people love Winnies because they know what they are getting.” Old favourites include Chicken Cranberry and Brie, Kiwi Craving, Marinara, Grand Chicago, Spicy

Lamb and Chicken Souvlaki, with salads and pastas also on the menu, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options. Much of the appeal of Winnie's is in its versatility, and the ease with which it has been woven into the fabric of the local community. “Winnie's is the place to just be yourself. We offer a fun relaxed space where you can let your hair down at the end of a busy day, have a night out with the family, party till the wee hours of the morning when we have gigs on, or call in for a quiet drink,” says Mike. “Having a young family myself I know how hard it is to find a place to take all the family. We are extremely family focused and welcome them with open arms.” As well as a great Kids Menu, they also offer their own Kids Pizza School. A school with a difference, Winnie's Ferrymead came up with 42 January 15, 2015 Metropol


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the idea for the pizza classes four years ago. They have proven to be extremely popular over the school holidays and weekends, and a novel and fun birthday party option. Classes are held twice a day, catering for 6 – 20 children, with each child learning to make their own pizza from scratch under Winnie's expert guidance, for $10 per child/hour or $15 including drinks and ice cream. The function area out the front of the restaurant has provided Winnie's Ferrymead with the perfect space for special events, including birthday and anniversary

celebrations as well as sporting events, work outings, and their monthly comedy nights. “It's a great space to have a party your way,” says Mike, with the area catering for a sit down meal for 80 people, or cocktail styles for up to 100. “We supply the sound system so you can have your own music, projectors and screens for all those embarrassing slide shows, set menus to suit your budget, and of course Winnie's pizza.” As a community based restaurant Mike and the team at Winnie's are passionate about supporting their local neighbourhood.

They offer fundraising events for local groups, with the idea being to offer a fun and easy way for a group to raise up to $1000 in just one event, as well as sponsoring a multitude of local sports clubs in Ferrymead, Lyttelton and Sumner, Mt Pleasant and Redcliffs. “We have an extremely loyal local customer base and love seeing the same people come back time after time,” says Mike. “We care about you, your family, your sports team, the local school, and we love being part of the East side.”

A unique opportunity to visit markets, vide-greniers and brocante dealers in the Loire Valley, to buy with our expert assistance, and have your treasures shipped home. Intimate groups of six, a well-planned itinerary with seven nights accommodation in a 12th century Benedictine priory. .

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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



Hanmer Springs

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.


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Avocado helps curb cravings Research shows adding a few slices of avocado to your lunch will slash your desire to eat over the next three hours by 40 per cent compared to eating the same meal without it.



study, published in Nutrition Journal*, focused on overweight adults to see if avocado consumption helped them feel more satisfied and reduced their desire to eat in the following few hours. Researchers at Loma Linda University in the United States conducted randomised singleblind crossover trials where participants ate a standard breakfast followed by one of three test lunches – one without avocado, one that included avocado and one where extra avocado was added. The volunteers' glucose and insulin responses were measured, along with their feelings of satisfaction and desire to eat over the next five hours. The study found those who added half a fresh avocado to their lunch reported a 40 per cent decrease in desire to eat again over the next three hours, and a 28 per cent decrease in the following five hours.

Participants also reported feeling more satisfied (26 per cent) during the course of the afternoon following their avocado lunch. Satiety is an important factor in weight management, because people who feel satisfied are less likely to snack between meals, said Dr Joan Sabaté, Chair of the Department of Nutrition who led the research team at Loma Linda University. It was also noted that though adding avocados increased participants' calorie and carbohydrate intake at lunch, there was no

increase in blood sugar levels beyond what was observed after eating the standard lunch. This leads them to believe that avocado's potential role in blood sugar management is worth further investigation. The study was funded by the Americanbased Hass Avocado Board. New Zealand Avocado CEO Jen Scoular says there are many international studies underway to uncover the health benefits of avocados. “Other research published in Nutrition Journal found people who regularly eat avocados weigh 3.4kg less on average, and have waistlines around 4cm smaller, than those who don't,” Scoular says. “Avocados are rich in monounsaturated ('good') fats and are a low GI (glycaemic index) food, so they will help you to feel fuller for longer.” Another reason avocado will help fill you up is they are packed with fibre. Half an avocado will provide more than 25 per cent of your daily recommended fibre intake. *


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

café & gifts Rolleston Shopping Centre Rolleston Ph 347 3314 Open 7 Days

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DINING Formaggios








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


CAFE MOSAIC 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

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

150 Colombo Street

Shop 21, Barrington Mall, 256 Barrington Street, Christchurch

Phone (03) 331 6674

Phone: 03 337 3720



SPECTATORS 7 day Bar & Bistro

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.

Make our backyard, yours this summer!

$12 LUNCHES Open 7 days from 10am


147 Esplanade Clock Tower End Sumner Ph. 03 326 7923

Stellar Restaurant Riccarton

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!

Reach for the stars More than a dining experience... Taste & experience delicious mouth watering food. Offering a new take on star gazing, with its glass ceiling and skylight imagery on the walls.

Opening Hours: Monday – 7.30am til 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday – 7.30am til late Saturday and Sunday – 9.00am til late

155 Colombo Street, Christchurch. 65 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington Raceway

Phone: (03) 337 2233

Phone (03) 339 7915

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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


Becks Southern Alehouse BECKENHAM



235 Riccarton Road LICENSED

Phone: 021 232 1158

DINING Riccarton


Woolston Sushi and Sashimi Platter.

Cookai Style New Sashimi

COOKAI JAPANESE RESTAURANT The Cookai Japanese Restaurant offers patrons the chance to enjoy authentic Japanese food in a familyfriendly, 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. Fully licensed offering BYO for bottled wine only. We can cater company functions or private functions for up to 40 people. Opening Hours: Lunch: Wed-Sun 11.30-14.00 Dinner: Mon-Sun 17.30-22.00

6 Nelson Street, Riccarton, Christchurch Phone (03) 343 2860



EVEREST INDIAN RESTAURANT 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.

Lunch specials: Takeaway only $7.95 / Dine-in only $9.95

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.

Happy Hour: Wed-Sun 4-6pm All Beer & House Wine $5 Available for functions Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Asian street food at its best As good as it gets. Fresh herbs, spices and flavours is never compromised at the Asiatique

Mon: 04:30pm - 10:30pm Tue to Sun: 11:30am - 02:00pm 04:30pm - 10:30pm

Everest Indian Restaurant and Takeaway 608 Ferry Rd, Woolston.

50 Wordsworth St Sydenham Open Mon-Fri 9am-3pm

Phone: 03 943 2110

Phone: (03) 365 0163

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

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Fusion at the Asiatique SYDENHAM

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

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

FULL LICENSED 7 Normans Rd Hours: Mon-Tues 8am-3pm Wed-Sun 8am-10pm

55 Riccarton Road Christchurch info

52 Cathedral Square, City Centre. Ph 372 2111 Hours: Mon-Sun, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and All Day Snack Menu. Licensed.

Phone: (03) 348 3638

Phone: (03) 343 6688

Phone: (03) 372 2111

Open 12:00 - 23:00

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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 15 January Chats Bar and Café: Fleck, 8pm Corianders Restaurant & Bar: Corianders Salsa Nights, 9:30pm. Latin

Friday 16 January Dux Live: Knights of the Dub Table & Merchants of Flow. 9pm-3am. Dub, roots. Door sale $15, phone sales 0800 BUY TIX (289 849). The Cashmere Club: Rud Stewart - The Rod Stewart Tribute Show, 8pm. Rud Stewart is the second best Rod Stewart who performs between England, Sweden and Majorca Spain. Phone sales 0800 BUY TIX (289 849). Becks Southern Alehouse: The Brothers Grimm, 8:30pm. Covers, Tribute Bands

Saturday 17 January Hornby Workingmen's Club: Rud Stewart - The Rod Stewart Tribute Show, 8pm. Rud Stewart is the second best Rod Stewart who performs between England, Sweden and Majorca Spain. Phone sales 0800 BUY TIX (289 849). Becks Southern Alehouse: DnD Showband, 9pm. Pop

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Tuesday 20 January Chats Bar and Café: Quiz Night, 7:30pm.

Thursday 22 January Churchills Live Music Venue: The Ill Mannered Tour - 3 Days to the East + Arcee + JR Lee, 9pm. Hip hop, rap. R18 event, phone sales: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849)

Friday 23 January Becks Southern Alehouse: Famous Unknowns (aka Whiskey One Hundred), 8:30pm. Covers Revival Bar: Mike T, 10pm. Bar DJs

Saturday 24 January Hilltop Tavern, Banks Peninsula: Daniel Madill Summer Tour, 8pm. Singer-songwriter Becks Southern Alehouse: End Game, 9pm. Dub, roots

Thursday 29 January Churchills Live Music Venue: Frankenbok and 8ft Sativa's ANZAC Assault Tour, 9pm. Metal


Mix, sip, relax & enjoy Raise a toast to refreshing summer drinks such as these delicious mixtures that will cool you down on a hot sunny afternoon – mix, sip, relax and enjoy!

Orchard Breeze

Makes approx. 1.2 standard drinks

Ingredients: 30ml Smirnoff 30ml white wine elderflower syrup cloudy apple juice mint 1 x green apple ice cubes

How to: Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour in 30ml Smirnoff, 30ml of white wine and a dash of elderflower syrup. Add apple juice to taste. Garnish with sliced green apple and mint.

Summer Punch Ingredients: 150ml Smirnoff 75ml triple sec 1 watermelon lemonade lemon mint ice cubes

Makes approx. 6 standard drinks How to: Take the top off a watermelon and juice the contents. Pour it back into the watermelon along with some lemon, 150ml Smirnoff and 75ml triple sec. Top it up with lemonade and add some ice. Serve with mint garnish. Share with friends.

Bakehouse shop Fresh artisan bread baked daily - along with Danish pastries, pretzels, cheese sticks & other mouthwatering yummy morsels!

Breads of Europe Bakehouse Shop

Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-3.30pm

Unit B 10 Garlands Road Woolston Hotline phone 381 1048






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

Fresh and seasonal produce locally sourced traditionally prepared

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



Nominee: Best Nationwide Restaurants

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

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

Live Music on THE DECK every Sunday afternoon 328 7517 47 London Street, Lyttelton

Opening Hours Wed & Thurs 3-late Friday 11.30-late Saturday 9-late Sunday 10-late

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in your kitchen

Teriyaki chicken Don Fresh, tasty Sushi. Come in to our newest shop at 83 Victoria St and choose your favourite Sushi.

Mr Sushi Ph. 03 3746899

Indulge in our beautiful Chocolate Caramel Layer Cake. By the slice or custom-made to suit your requirements.

J’aime les Macarons The Colombo 363 Colombo Street Ph (03) 366 9108

rea Private function a Cater for up to 120 seated Excellent staff waiting to help uir y you with your enq suit Create a menu to ts your requiremen

Backed up by a Trip Advisor Cer ficate of Excellence! We are a family business using only fresh local ingredients and don’t forget we have available a mobile func on unit. For your next pizza, make sure it’s a...

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23 HUMPHREYS DRIVE, FERRYMEAD P. 384 1326 Awesome Taste & Experience Experience authentic Persian and Turkish cuisine with flavours and aromas of traditional style cooking from kebabs to falafel and desserts of baklava and special Persian delights. Dine in & take way. Full licensed

Persian Kitchen Cafe Bar & Restaurant 325 Stanmore Rd Richmond, Christchurch Phone 03 389 0400

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Tohu Awatere Valley Pinot Gris 2014 – GOLD: NZ International Wine Show Wine; 5 STARS: Wine Orbit Tohu Single Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Rose 2014 –4 STARS: Wine Orbit; SILVER: Bragato Wine Awards. Try them today!

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Key trends for new houses Smaller homes, brighter interiors and customised kitchens were key trends for new houses in 2014.


he four-bedroom, two-bathroom home was number one on the 'wish list' of those building in 2014, says Generation Homes, a trend that looks set to continue in the year ahead. The company reports that 59 percent of its customers built four-bedroom properties in 2014, while 38 percent built three-bedroom and three percent built five-bedroom houses. “The standard four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is still the most popular among homeowners,” says Generation Homes Christchurch North Director David Mansel. “Homes larger than five-bedrooms are becoming less commonplace in today's market, which is consistent with the new trend of

building smaller homes – confirmed by the average house size among group home builders decreasing by 24-square metres in the past year.” Housing affordability, increasing concern for the environment and an effort to reduce energy costs could be behind the new 'less is more' philosophy,” says David.


“Quality, functionality and design have taken over from square-footage, and people are looking at ways to build a really smart, yet smaller and efficient home for their family.” In terms of interior design trends there was a swing back to lighter colour palettes in 2014, according to home stylist Jennifer King from House Couture.

“We have said goodbye to the dark tones of greys and beiges that have been predominant over the last few years,” she says. “Bright colours have made a comeback with pastel tones coming through really strongly, and house exteriors are also moving away from the dark colours and going back to traditional white. “In 2014 we saw a huge movement towards the Scandinavian look of light wood and white tones – a trend that I expect to continue in the year ahead.” Customers were most concerned with the heart of the home, the kitchen. Walk-in pantries, white cabinetry and neutral palettes were key kitchen trends in 2014. Other trends in 2014 included covered outdoor entertaining areas, walk-in wardrobes and edible gardens.

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

measure and quote




(Conditions apply)

Our van can call with a huge range of samples for you to choose from

Tracks and blinds are also available

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The great Kiwi bach Kiwis love the outdoors - whether it's relaxing at the beach, mountain biking in summer, or hitting the slopes in the winter. No matter the season, we're eager to make the most of the unique lifestyle New Zealand has to offer.


Stargazer bach


ur baches form a big part of this, whether you're lucky enough to own one, rent one from time to time, or borrow your friend's getaway pad for the odd weekend, baches are an important part of our culture. Mostly small, baches are homes away from home. They don't need the extra storage space, large bedrooms or extra heating that we generally have in our everyday houses. They're usually simple, low-maintenance constructions that can be visited whenever a holiday is needed, and left unattended until a getaway is required again. Maurice Regeer of MnM Design Ltd is a professional member of ADNZ and is definitely known for his bach designs. A regular ADNZ award winner for his holiday homes, he sees them as an opportunity to be adventurous with design. "With baches, people often accept far more from a designer than they would for their house. They tend to use materials and colours they wouldn't normally consider using. We did

one that had an orange front door and more orange colouring throughout the interior. It's great to do that kind of stuff with a bach," says Maurice. Maurice has designed about eight baches around Ohakune, mostly for snow-lovers who take advantage of their holiday spots in the winter months. He's won regional awards in the ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards and has been a finalist twice for his baches "Stargazer" and "Magnolia Bach". While baches are generally small, Maurice

says this doesn't mean they need to be lacking in creativity. In fact, he says their size creates the chance to find innovative ways to make the most of a smaller area. "You're designing somebody's dream holiday destination - they don't live there full-time, so it needs to be a lock-up and go situation. With baches you're usually ok with less, as long as it's designed well. You don't need massive storage or wardrobes, you just need to find clever ways to create space.




Master Builders Association (MBA) had two nominations including

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Magnolia bach

While baches present creative opportunities, Maurice says it's also important to consider the structure's surrounds. As holiday destinations, baches should be all about transition between the indoors and outdoors. "One of the main things is embracing the outdoors. No matter what you do, if it's close to the sea, the lake, or the mountains, it's always associated with the outdoors. If it does that then I think that makes it a successful bach," says Maurice. When considering building a bach it's important to also think about energy efficiency. Maurice says extra insulation and a wood fire can often avoid the need for heating, and the use of LED lights can mean cheaper power bills. "An obligation that we as designers

need to stick to is that every house needs to be as energy efficient as possible, and with baches this is especially important. I try to make baches as eco-friendly as I can, they're well insulated and have appliances with good energy ratings." In terms of energy saving, Maurice says the orientation of the building is the most important factor, with the heat of the sun being used as a means of passive heating. For Maurice, one of the most rewarding parts of designing baches is seeing the enjoyment his clients get out of them. "It's great seeing photos on the fridge and in family albums of them having a good time and using the bach as designed."

If you are looking for an experienced designer, who is also a respected member of ADNZ in Canterbury, go to the “Find a Designer” section of the website For regular design news and information subscribe to 'Defign' and the ADNZ Facebook page to stay in the know


350 Port Hills Rd, Hillsborough

Open 7 Days

P. 332 3302

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HOME A mid-century home on the edge of the Californian desert used a perfectly balanced mix of serene blues, tactile glass and pristine whites to create a cooling, relaxing retreat from hot desert winds – it's a winning colour palette that can work equally well in coastal bathrooms.

A cool desert bathroom… C

olour inspiration came from the blue skies of the surrounding desert with key fixtures such as glass basins and contemporary styled cast iron bath coming from Kohler. The light grey high gloss floor tiles add a further dimension to the otherwise two-toned space – while the white fixtures pop in contrast to the serene blue wall hues.

The unique texture of Kohler's Nature's Chemistry spun glass basins is the perfect complement to the sleek, hard surfaces – there are a number in the range, including an under bench design and a beautifully crafted cast glass 'wading pool' style. The cast iron bath is a refreshing contemporary take on the traditional freestanding bath – its modernist design incorporates geometric faceted lines, wider back ledge for storage of bathing products and elevated plinth to increase the architectural statement of the piece.

Wallmount tapware contributes to the clean, uncluttered aesthetic. And in warm climates it's essential to get the showering options right! Here the owners have used a combination of the bluetooth enabled Moxie and the overhead RainCan shower head. Moxie streams music, talk and podcasts directly into the shower stall through an integrated speaker in the showerhead. For details go to

Welcome to Christchurch Real Estate Hamish Woodley

Residential Sales Property Management Casual Renting Letting Commercial Leasing / Sales Call me on (03) 379 9910 anytime for assistance

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Outdoor rooms External affairs with Tim Goom

Creating a year round outdoor lifespacetm

Summer entertaining is now in full swing! During this time the limitations placed upon outdoor entertaining from a lack of space and Canterbury's unpredictable climate often become apparent. An increasingly popular solution is the 'outdoor room' which allows homeowners to bring the comforts of their indoor spaces outdoors. An outdoor room can increase the floor space and value of your house and provide a perfect expansion of your entertaining area.


he options for outdoor rooms are enormously varied and the design can be tailored to meet your specific lifestyle, budget and the architecture of your home. Often the outdoor room will adjoin the house, extending the living space of the home without requiring internal building or renovation. There are no rules, however an outdoor room can be a stand-alone structure entirely independent of the house (for example a comfortable living area near a pool some distance from the house). It can have four walls or be partially open to the elements. The purpose of your outdoor room will be one of the first decisions you make: Will it be for entertaining? Or a recreational family area? Or a dedicated intimate space to maximise a view?

Comfort An outdoor room will extend your living space outside, whilst retaining the comfort available within your internal living areas. It makes sense to ensure it is an inviting space where you want to spend time. Comfort features to consider include:

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Providing protection from wind and rain, enabling shade in the summer and sun in the winter Furniture - comfy sofas and chairs adorned with cushions and throws which blend or contrast with the surrounding landscape Rugs to add warmth to hard floors Music systems or plasma TVs Heating will be an important consideration to maximise year round use. The ambience created by a flickering wood or gas fire (or a less permanent option of a brazier) is appealing to many, but other discreet heating choices such as panel heating may suit smaller spaces

Design Careful design from the outset is crucial to get the most out of your outdoor room. A landscape architect can advise you on the most important design aspects for consideration. For example: · Assessing site characteristics such as gradient, aspect, proximity of neighbouring properties and traffic · Access to utilities will require consideration early in the design process · Ensuring flow from the house to the outdoor room and through to the garden (perhaps by the use of sliding/folding doors or shutters) · Which water features, sculpture or artwork are suitable · Which focal points in the garden you wish to be maintained. Are there specific aspects of the garden you want the outdoor room to frame? This might be a visual focus on particular plants or landscaping or an olfactory focus ensuring sufficient proximity to fragrant flowerbeds · Can the design of the outdoor room accommodate any possible future additions, such as a swimming pool or spa or adjoining BBQ/cooking area? · Minimising risks - ensuring guests don't topple off any edges through the use of balustrades, carefully positioned furniture, pot plants or lighting should ensure future social invitations are accepted! · Outdoor rooms will often have a fireplace as a central feature. Wood or gas burners or firepits are options which will ensure your outdoor room can remain a cosy sanctuary, even during the cooler months. · There are many roofing choices to consider, including solid roofing, retractable roofing or louvres. An outdoor room can greatly enhance the functionality and style of your home. Careful attention to design detail from the outset will ensure you achieve a comfortable, stylish outside lifespaceTM.

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Metropol takes a look at some of the latest products, gadgets and accessories on the market… It's black and white for tables Cool classic meets urban sophistication in the new black and white collection of fine porcelain tableware from Noritake. Extending its original boutique collection of BoB/WoW dinnerware, Noritake has reinforced the trend for monochromatic ceramics with this beautifully textured collection of plates, bowls, platters and tea/coffee items. While the look of black or white - and a combination of the two - is utterly timeless Noritake has taken this to the next level with the addition of a tactile surface texture inspired by the undulations of desert dunes. Each piece, be it black or white, features the rippled dune texture and can be used in concert with its monochromatic sister-pieces or as a mix and match – black on white or vice versa. The fine porcelain used for each piece is both dishwasher and microwave safe as well as chip resistant. For more information go to Think black – for the bathroom Black has long been used to make a statement in both fashion and design – smart, sophisticated and always stylish, black can be used to introduce real impact, especially in bathrooms. While some black tapware has been available for a while, Tradelink has taken things to the next level with the introduction of a complete range of quality basin and shower tapware plus matching accessories – all in beautiful matte black. The obvious and perfect partner for monochromatic and all white bathrooms, black can also be used to create super-bold decoration and a deep sense of luxe when paired with metallics such as silver, copper or bronze or with stones and textured neutrals. Accessories are key to 'getting the look' and there is no shortage of towel rails (single and double), soap dishes, shelves, toilet roll holders and robe hooks – all with similar profiles that complement the tapware. For more information go to

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Whether you are working with existing furnishings and fabrics or "starting from scratch" with an empty room, you should always use the elements and principles of design as a guide in choosing everything. The elements are your tools or raw materials, much like paints are the basics to a painter. The elements of design include space, line, form, colour, and texture. The principles of design relate to how you use these elements and are balance, emphasis, rhythm, proportion and scale, and harmony and unity.

Space Space defines the boundaries and sets the limits on the functional and decorative things you can do. Usually you will not determine the space; instead, you will be faced with the challenge of using the existing space effectively. Line The lines in a room are second only to colour in importance when it comes to setting the overall mood or feeling of a room. The lines of window fashions should support the dominant line of the room. In most situations, the dominant line is stra ight (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) rather than curved. Your choice of emphasising the direction of lines will determine the mood you want to create. 타 Vertical lines add height and dignity, creating a more formal atmosphere. Vertical lines also

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balance the horizontal lines found in most furniture. Ÿ Horizontal lines tend to create a restful, informal feeling. They work well in casual rooms or as relief to the strong verticals of formal rooms. Ÿ *Diagonal lines attract attention and lead the eye. They can be disturbing unless supported by verticals or opposing diagonals. Ÿ Curved lines add a softening effect and keep the room from becoming too stiff. Use curved lines with some restraint to keep the room from becoming too soft and overly feminine. Form Lines that join together produce the form, or shape, of an object, which in turn impacts the overall feeling of a room. Straight lines create rectangles, squares and triangles. Curved lines form circles and ovals. The rectangle is the

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most popular form and is often the dominant shape in a room. Triangles provide stability and curved shapes soften the contours of objects. Colour More than any other element, colour can make a room beautiful. Colour can set the mood. It can make a room warmer or cooler, larger or smaller. It can hide unsightly features or call attention to the centre of interest. Even with the simplest furnishings, the proper use of colour can transform a room. Texture Texture is playing an increasingly important role in home decorating. Visual texture is a material's apparent smoothness or roughness. To maintain and enhance a casual feeling, use fabrics that are more heavily textured, nubby or rough in visual texture. Smooth, shiny surfaces such as silk, moiré, chintz and silk-like looks support a more


formal feeling in a room. Using several levels of complementary textures adds variety and maintains interest. However, it is a good idea to avoid dramatic contrasts in texture.

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Function, form & aesthetics By Cheryl Colley

At Ezy Kitchens they are thinking about kitchens all the time – thinking about how to improve designs, about how to be clever with storage and about how to better utilise the space available in a kitchen. For the experts at Ezy Kitchens the focus is: “YOU CAN “Clever kitchens made 'ezy'.” DEFINITELY MAXIMISE STORAGE SPACE BY USING DRAWERS RATHER THAN “It t may sound like a cliché, but it really is true – the kitchen is the hub, the heart of a New CUPBOARDS, YOU CAN FIT Zealand home,” says Maria Pomeroy, MORE INTO A DRAWER. manager of Ezy Kitchens, Christchurch. THEY ARE ERGONOMIC “People spend a great deal of time in their AND MINIMISE THE kitchens. They catch up on the day's events NEED FOR there, socialise with friends and create meals that nourish themselves and their families. Our BENDING.”


focus is to make working in a kitchen more pleasurable, to ease the stresses for people who already have busy and full lives by having a kitchen functioning well.” We all know the scenario of trying to find a piece of kitchen equipment that has somehow found its way to the back of a cupboard. Out everything comes on to the floor and then has to be put away again. What a waste of time and energy and what an unnecessary hassle. Ezy Kitchens wants to see the end of tiresome searching in cupboards by promoting more efficient, smart storage solutions where all those vital pieces of equipment are easily accessible. What a joy to slide a drawer open to find everything beautifully laid out and right to hand. Push the drawer back and it closes softly, smoothly and quietly – no banging of saucepan lids; no crashing of cutlery or china. “You can definitely maximise storage space by using drawers rather than cupboards,” Maria explains. “You can fit more into a drawer. They are also ergonomic and minimise the need for bending.” There are all kinds of other ways storage

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can be improved in a kitchen – through pull-out pantries and pull-out units for corner cupboards, through dedicated built-in bottle storage or spice and oil jar storage or even a platter drawer in the kickboard and pull-out chopping boards. Ezy Kitchens have the answers and offer that expertise to their clients. “The key to designing an effectively functioning kitchen is getting to understand our customers' lifestyles. Do they bake? Are they

gourmet cooks? Do they have a large family? Do they need display shelves for special precious things? We don't just produce kitchens. We manufacture spaces that reflect the individual personalities of our customers because everyone's tastes are different. But fundamental to all, our designs incorporate clever use of the space available. The aesthetics and look of a kitchen follow closely after function.”


So from traditional or country looks to contemporary kitchens deserving of a masterchef, Ezy Kitchens say they have “a kitchen for everyone”. Although many of the features of their designs are European-inspired they are proud to produce all of their cabinetry locally in Christchurch. This means customers are assured of the very highest standard of quality control, innovation and attention to detail. Getting the details right results in a

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Moments of Architect Cymon Allfrey guides us through his top architectural moments of 2014…

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As the rebuild and repair of our city continues to gain momentum, we need to take the time to savour the city as it is now, not simply as it is going to be.


n architectural moment is a complex thing to describe. It is that sensory experience you get when you engage with a building or site. It is not just about how it looks, feels or sounds, but about its all - what the building does to you. It is that accidental view across a site or a little noise that attracts you to look up and experience or engage with a building in a different way. So how do you make one happen? Get out of your car and move through the city slowly. Stop, enjoy and take your time. Experience your surrounds and pay attention. You will start to see our city in a whole new way. For me there are a number of exciting buildings, sights and experiences to be had – and most importantly there are more to come.

1. Stranges Lane For me this architectural feat is all about hope, it is a tangible realisation that the energy of the city is back. It evokes a similar sensation as walking out of a cinema at three in the afternoon and being surprised it is still daylight. The vibe and energy found within Stranges Lane is counter intuitive to the demolition and construction you are faced with when you leave. It gives us hope that the city is coming back. Pre-quake, Christchurch had embraced laneways in a manner which saw their utilitarian use transform them into great places to be. Places of character. I was concerned that the qualities of a laneway couldn't be recreated, or done with honesty. However walking into Stranges Lane you are confronted with the successful qualities and character of our prequake lanes. This is an example of architectural magic; these buildings allow us to experience the space between old and new.

2. Victoria Street In a similar way to Stranges Lane, Victoria Street offers a sense of hope. As the gateway to the city, Victoria Street offers a dream or illusion of a rebuilt Christchurch. With an extensive array of eateries and bars, walking down Victoria Street it is easy to forget that you are standing in one of the largest building sites in the Southern Hemisphere. The real hero of this street however is going to be the North end. It is both special and exciting to be seeing adventure in architecture being played out with Knox Plaza. What I like about the Knox Church restoration and the surrounding plaza is that it is a family of buildings, which illustrate respect to one another. This North end will be highly regarded as an exemplar of small-scale urban design.

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3. Isaac Theatre Royal The skeptics of the Cathedral restoration need to visit the Isaac Theatre Royal, as it is one of the most remarkable 'restorations' we have seen to date and shows real faith in the people of our city and our architectural fraternity. Sitting in the theatre and experiencing the space there is an overwhelming sense of where there is a will, there is a way. If you didn't know the history of the building, you would never know it had been rebuilt in such an in-depth manner. The building has been put back together with homage to the past, with the quirks that made it unique, and a nod to the future in its improved construction methods and practicalities. It is not about recreating the past, but about creating a sense of authenticity. It is a physical reminder of our history and a clear example of where there is a will there is a way. If we, as a city want character and history in our buildings, then we can.

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4. PwC Centre The ruins of the former PwC Centre are a tribute to the building, the businesses and the people that went through not only a terrible experience during the quakes, but lost so much in the days, months and years that have gone since. And experiencing these ruins is a special, contemplative and harsh reminder of what our city has been through. Caught somewhere between a contemporary Greek or Roman ruin site and a post-apocalyptic scene, this is an architectural moment that will come and go and is a must-visit b efore it is lost.

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organised chaos One enchanted customer describes her visits to the Flower Bazaar, at 406 Innes Road, Mairehau, as being like Alice in Wonderland.



here may be no Cheshire Cat or March Hare there but there are certainly so many other surprises, both within the shop and the garden behind, that one cannot help but wonder what one has gotten into. On the footpath outside the entrance, there's a clutch of metal roosters pecking away at real seeds. There are also some flowers, both real and ceramic, and a few odd knick-knacks. Once inside, your attention is first caught by the big Gustav Klimt painting that covers the back wall, and then one begins to wonder whether one has really entered a florist's because there seem to be 10 times as many quirky collectibles scattered around as there are flowers. Yes, there certainly are flowers there – including top quality roses, gerberas and lilies, plus some white orchids – but there is also much other stuff – small figurines, ceramic pots, comic signs, toys. The owner and creator of the Flower Bazaar, Ian Harvey, assures me that about 80 percent of his sales are of flowers, many in bouquets for weddings and funerals, so there seems to be little doubt in his mind what this shop is all about. But he is also eager to take you into his back garden, which is nothing like any other garden I have ever been in, and is certainly a far cry from what I would expect a florist's to look like. It's densely packed with vegetation of all kinds, including some flowers. The narrow paths lead you past poppies to the lovebirds in an aviary; a table and chairs where Ian occasionally has a wine with friends in the garden on a Saturday afternoon; and dare I mention that cactus plant, sitting in a pot up on the corner of a ledge, with two prickly limbs dangling over the side like legs – the rest I will leave to your imagination!

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Ian sat me down at another outside table and brought me an excellent latte from the café next door, but before we could start our actual interview, we were overwhelmed by visitors – most of them women who were full of praise for everything at the Flower Bazaar. “It's paradise” and “joyful organised chaos” were two descriptions that everyone agreed upon. Another woman was taken by the blue flamingos and the “metal aeroplanes with propellers going round”. “Even in winter, this is a good place to come for a lift. I don't know if it was systematically planned, but it's thoughtful,” said another. However, it is Ian who sums it up best: “A garden is like a giant bouquet to me.” Ian takes his interest in flowers and collecting things back 20 years, when he was commercially growing flowers in glasshouses with mechanical sprinklers on five acres of land in Ashburton. There were 12,000 roses grown under glass, and

some peonies outdoors. There was also a little cottage in the garden that contained “a lot of old stuff.” He describes himself as a self-taught florist who wanted to get the personal touch to everything he was creating, and this eventually brought him to the Flower Bazaar 3½ years ago. “This place changes every day and I keep bringing things in, a lot of them from the Shabby Chic Market. I started the garden on the first day here. It was just an idea in my head and the garden just evolved,” Ian says. He maintains that the flowers are the most important things of all. “I try to buy seasonal flowers at the flower market and some tropical flowers in winter. Usually, I buy flowers that I know are going to last. They have to be ones that make me different to other florists – there has to be a point of difference,” he says.

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