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Front cover The luxury scarf brand Bird and Knoll loves the thought of juxtaposition and has created a stunning new collection of digitally printed, cashmere-blend scarves for AW15. It might be winter but escapism is easy with their ‘Icebergs and Piña Coladas’ collection. Available online and at Bird and Knoll stockists throughout NZ.www.birdandknoll.com
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Parallel lines Making things ‘fit to flatter’ Colourful winter forecast Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week
Beer Olympics & crafty business 36 The Cocktail Chef 37 Sounds in the City 46 Save the date: The Food Show Christchurch
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On the hunt for men 75 years building in Christchurch Bridal trends at Wedding Expo
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NZ BORN CHEF THROUGH TO WORLD FINALS
If walls could talk Merivale Manor Christchurch designer shows in New York Trendy turf - Mama Hooch
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Newly Nordic The tools for self expression Insurance rebuilds: The silver lining Renovate or move?
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hope you had a giggle over the video clip of Ireland's Dumbest Criminal which was on the TV news and going viral on the net recently. If you didn't catch it, it was a wonderful display of instant karma. A guy goes up to a car and throws a brick at the passenger side window. The brick rebounds and hits him in the face, knocking him out cold. The car owner returns seconds later and has him arrested. Good work karma! It may be a reection of the modern world we live in, but I far prefer the 'instant karma' version of the cosmic point system invented by the Buddhists, which is about earning enough 'good' karmic points in this life in order to place you in prime position for the start of the next game of life. Waiting for the next life to experience the divine balancing act of karma is just a little slow, or unbelievable, for most of us in our current pace of living and environment of religious scepticism, so it's refreshing to see this speeded up version in action. Like when an impatient, dangerous driver tailgates you then roars past you on a busy road, and you see him a few kilometres down the road pulled over by the police, lights ashing and ticket writing in progress. Or when you see a bully about to give a little guy a push, but instead he miscalculates and slips over in the rain – perfect payback. We learn a lot from instant karma when we are young. Like the toddler who tries to throw a cat in a swimming pool and ends up slipping in himself as the cat jumps to safety, or an older sibling winning the ght over the comest sun lounger only to sit down on a wasp. Somehow life has a great way of working out little injustices and paying back noble acts – like a person losing the money he has just found and not bothered trying to return, or another getting a big reward for returning a wallet. Let's hope that we start seeing some instant karma working its retribution on some of the bigger injustices that are currently happening around the world.
Think about it… “Karma has no problem getting back in touch with you when need be.” - Anon
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by Angela Bennett
five minutes with Leanne & Sarcha A
chance meeting at a social Christmas party eight years ago was a serendipitous moment for two professional Christchurch women. They had an instant connection and soon began mapping out a business and marketing strategy for Decipher Group, a human resource and recruitment company which they founded in April 2008. Leanne Crozier who had been working as a solicitor for eight years, and Sarcha Every a marketing and sales professional, had both developed an interest in recruitment and already had ten years' experience in the eld between them. Although their following rst seven years in business together has included dealing with the GFC fallout, losing their original ofce to the earthquakes and working out of various cafes, Decipher Group has blossomed. Somehow in amongst this busy lifestyle the two have married their respective partners and had children. I caught up with these two savvy women who have rmly entrenched themselves in the recruitment market in Christchurch…
means we can use our professional networks to nd genuine candidates that have the right set of transferrable skills, relevant industry experience and organisational 't' to take their business to the next level. How do you recruit the best talent for specific roles? Leanne: Our role is to sell the total opportunity to the market by creating excitement and interest from those people who didn't know they were even looking for a job. Often it's the passive candidates who are already in a great job that are the best people in the market. They need a compelling reason to consider an opportunity. What initially sparked your interest in the human resources and recruitment field? Leanne: I have always loved working with people and seeing them reach their potential. On the ip side, I have always enjoyed creating value in businesses so I was excited about the opportunity of marrying these two concepts together. How is your HR business different to others? Sarcha: We work exclusively with our clients so we have the added luxury of investing time to really understand their business. This
Please give us an overview of the recruitment sector in Christchurch. Sarcha: The economy is strong, people are feeling condent about business growth and expansion, and this is reected in the current employment market. We specialise in governance and executive level recruitment and don't expect to see any signicant decrease in opportunities at this level once the rebuild is complete. There is also a level of buoyancy across the whole agribusiness sector. Continues over page
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WE ARE FINDING THAT MANY HIGH CALIBRE CANDIDATES FROM NEW ZEALAND AND AROUND THE WORLD ARE MOTIVATED BY THE EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN CHRISTCHURCH.
What are the top five industries that you are asked to recruit in? Leanne: Agri-business, nancial services, professional services, manufacturing and construction.
On a more personal note, if you could go back and tell your teenage self something what would it be? Leanne: It's going to be ok. Sarcha: When you are driving a big vehicle the back wheels don't follow the same track as the front wheels in a tight corner. That tip would have saved thousands. What one book would you suggest everyone read? Leanne: I think books should take you to somewhere special, a place where you can lose yourself in a great story. I love Ken Follett, Robert Ludlum and Marion Keyes right now. Sarcha: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.
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What is your favourite drink? Leanne: Chardonnay. Sarcha: Champagne. What would you like to see in the 'new' Christchurch? Leanne: More opportunity for shared spaces to work, eat and be together. Sarcha: We want to see an undiluted version of the Christchurch Cycleways.
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Are human resources one of the biggest challenges for businesses in Christchurch at present? Sarcha: We are nding that many high calibre candidates from New Zealand and around the world are motivated by the exciting opportunities available in Christchurch.
Which is your favourite café, bar or restaurant in Canterbury? Leanne: Café Metro, King of Snake and Nobanno. Sarcha: Black Estate winery it has great food, amazing wine and we can take the kids.
What is one thing that Metropol readers would be surprised to know about you? Leanne: I used to be a Crusaders cheerleader. Sarcha: My rst car was a pink 6 volt VW that I bought when I was 14. Leanne and Tivoli What were you doing the last time the thought went through your mind, “I shouldn't be doing this”? Leanne: Saying, “Yes just one more…..” Sarcha: Driving up on the kerb to get into our house which resulted in a big scrape down our car. What is your proudest achievement? Leanne: This year, my proudest achievement was sending my gorgeous ve-year-old off to school. She told her teacher on her rst day that it had been the best day of her life. Sarcha: Apart from having an amazing husband and two gorgeous girls, I am really proud of how Decipher Group has grown from its inception.
What do you like to do on a Sunday afternoon? Leanne: Lie in the sun and read. Sarcha: Read interior design magazines and re off all sorts of random emails to our architect, builder and interior designer with my latest thoughts. What are you like at parties? Leanne: Loud and dancing. Sarcha: Very sociable, I work the room and then do a workout on the danceoor. Yes, I dance like nobody is watching. What's next on the wish list? Leanne: A holiday in Vegas and Hawaii – which has been booked! Sarcha: Full suspension mountain bike…or is that my husband's wish list for me?
t this year's Christchurch Holi Festival of Colours, never-beforeseen Indian fusion performances will light up The Commons on Kilmore Street in celebration of the city's diversity. “Holi's purpose is to bring people together as one, no matter their background,” event co-organiser, Sandeep Khanna, says. In India, Holi is traditionally a day to connect, forgive and look ahead. People throw colours in the streets, marking each other as equals. These themes are why organisers, Revel Events and the Indian Social and Cultural Club, wanted to bring Holi to Christchurch. Now in its second year, the focus is on showcasing the people of Canterbury. On the day, the Abacus Bhangra group will combine forces with Ngãi Tahu's top kapa haka performers. Japanese taiko drumming will provide the beat to popular South Indian folk dance, with tap dancers set to join the party as well. International DJs will play a mix of modern Indian dance tracks to get the crowd on their feet in the colour-throwing zone. Saturday March 21, 11am – 3pm at The Commons, 70 Kilmore Street. Tickets are available online through Event Finder. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ChristchurchHoli.
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hat if the French didn't stop at Akaroa? Mon Dieu! Le Sud Written by Dave Armstrong plays at The Court Theatre from 14 March - 18 April. Sparks y, passions are ignited and political correctness is ambéed, as French, English and Maori sensitivities clash in this sharp, hilarious, sexy comedy. Renowned womaniser Francois Duvauchelle is the Leader of Le Sud, an independent French-speaking country to the south of North Zealand, where the people live contentedly, work just 30 hours a week and enjoy long wine-fuelled lunches. The country also has huge hydro-electric resources. To the north, a free-market experiment has landed the English speaking country of North Zealand in recession. They eye their French socialist neighbours jealously. In desperation North Zealand send a delegation south. Led by conservative PM Jim Petersen, they limp, pimp and pawn their way through negotiations with Le Sud in an attempt to pull their country out of economic meltdown. To Book phone (03) 963 0870 or visit www.courttheatre.org.nz.
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A Day at the Polo with Bayleys Julia Ashmore-Smith of Bayleys Real Estate hosted clients at the Ronald McDonald House South Island luncheon fundraiser â€˜A Day at the Poloâ€™, a polo tournament now attended by the largest audience in the South Island.
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LOVE of singing
Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen understood the power of music and Christchurch's award-winning barbershop chorus, The Plainsmen, understand it too. And they are on the hunt for more men to share their secret and join their ranks.
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or men in particular, group singing can provide a range of benets not easily found elsewhere. Stereotypically, men are 'doers' and can often be less socially engaged than their female counterparts. Group singing provides a way to enjoy social interaction whilst also presenting a challenge – successful harmonizing, or ringing a chord, is no easy feat. The Plainsmen's newly appointed musical director Rob Grieve explains, “Singing is good for us in so many ways. It's good for our lungs, memory and posture. Research also shows that singing in harmony affects the brain – it triggers the release of dopamine and oxytocin, which are known as the 'feel good' chemicals and are associated with social bonding.” The Plainsmen are an eclectic bunch of men who sing unaccompanied harmony. They range from professors and businessmen to bus drivers and teachers, and at times the age range of members has spanned eight decades. But despite their diversity, they all have one important thing in common – singing. Their love of singing provides the glue that bonds them despite their obvious differences. The Plainsmen take their craft seriously. Last year, the group placed fth in the national championships and under the leadership of their new musical director, they will achieve even greater heights.
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As well as the national championships, The Plainsmen perform at different times throughout the year and across the country, and some quartets within the group even sing overseas. President Carl McGregor says the regular Monday night practice sessions are a highlight of his week. “I would encourage anyone who thinks they can sing to come along to our open night or join us any Monday. The rst step is often the hardest but no one has regretted it yet.” To join The Plainsmen or nd out more call Rob on (03) 383 2239 or 021 159 9231. Alternatively, visit their website www.plainsmen.co.nz.
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Fun, fashion and frivolity Raindrops on Roses is deď€ nitely one of our favourite things, especially when itâ€™s the Raindrops on Roses event at Kaizuka Eatery and Garden Bar, featuring bursts of entertainment, fashion, hair styling, body art, artists, dance, circus and burlesque, to raise awareness of mental health.
1. Maranda Edyvean, Leah Frost, Melodie McColl, Shana King, Aaron Scott 2. Nargis & Parisa Abbasi, Candice James, Minh & John Mee 3. Amy Hawkes, Jina Brunke 4. Dwayne & Tiffany Vaughn (Owners of Kaikuka) 5. Barbara Allan, Merryn Corcoran 6. Angela Godenho, Dougal Sidey 7. Trevor Laplanche, Jane Wyles, Tracey Prince 8.Brittany Dench, Leah-Anne Ridding, Rafaela Bolanos (Event Manager)
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The family tradition looks like continuing into the fourth generation, with Colin's son Hayden, 15, already helping out on building sites and keen to join the family rm.
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e are a strong Canterbury rm and are nancially secure, so our clients can have complete condence in us. We are professionals and take pride in building homes of the highest quality to meet our clients' expectations. We bring all projects in on time and on budget, and we look forward to building many more architecturally designed homes in this part of town,” Colin says. For award-winning building company Gregg Builders, the process of building a home is different from that of most other building companies. “We have a team of professionals that are involved in the whole process. We have a qualied quantity surveyor, who does the pricing and prepares
fully detailed progress reports on claims once a month, which the client receives. We have an independent professional programmer who prepares a timeline schedule from start date to completion, including all the critical paths that need to be followed. This is monitored every four weeks so everyone involved, including the client, knows exactly where we are at as the job progresses,” owner Colin Gregg says. “The team also has fortnightly site meetings, with the agenda for each meeting being sent in advance to everyone involved in the project, including the client. The minutes from the meeting are then sent to the client within 24 hours, so they know what was discussed,” Colin says.
Gregg Builders works with all the leading architects in Christchurch, and specialises in building high-end homes for clients in the Merivale/Fendalton areas. “The interior designers and landscapers we have used for many years are all highly skilled professionals. I am very proud of our team and the work they do and I wouldn't change a single person,” Colin says.
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If walls could talk There are homes which tell a story – those which have history embedded in their bones and offer a glimpse into what life once was.
he fresh faced Merivale Manor has a tale to tell of its own, the journey from grand residential home to boarding house to its recently completed refurbishment. “She's effectively a brand new old lady,” says Wayne Peat, operator of the luxury accommodation with wife Karen. Wayne and Karen purchased the business a year ago, after many months of searching all over New Zealand for a suitable property. Wayne says it was the manor itself which drew them to Christchurch, and in doing so brought him back to the city in which he grew up. The manor follows a square Italianate style, with a wide veranda wrapping around the lower oor and a small central balcony upstairs. Designed by architect Samuel Farr and built in 1882 for businessman Henry Webb, it was home to the Webb family for many years. Following Webb's death in 1901, the property was continually subdivided, eventually becoming a boarding house in 1911 and hidden away behind a brick house in the 1950s. “It was basically brought back to life in 2004,” says Wayne, with extensive work taking place to restore the property, including replacing the old brick house at the front of the property with eight modern spa studios. It is this work which Wayne credits with allowing the building to ride out the Christchurch earthquakes relatively unscathed. Strategic planning meant that Merivale Manor
Karen and Wayne Peat
COLONIAL AND MAORI ARTWORKS SIT SIDE BY SIDE, AND HISTORIC IMAGES SHOW WHAT CHRISTCHURCH LOOKED LIKE IN THE MANOR'S EARLY DAYS.
was operational every day following the earthquakes, with repairs to the studios and the manor recently completed. Restoration of the original plasterwork, fresh paint inside and out and re-piling, was carried out at the manor, along with extensive refurbishments to the entire site.
The result is quite simply a beautiful historic building which now provides accommodation unlike any other in the city. The original marble and wooden re surrounds remain, with strong links to local cultural history throughout the manor. Colonial and Maori artworks sit side by side, and historic images show what Christchurch
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DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT SAMUEL FARR AND BUILT IN 1882 FOR BUSINESSMAN HENRY WEBB, IT WAS HOME TO THE WEBB FAMILY FOR MANY YEARS.
looked like in the manor's early days. “Every suite is a little different,” says Wayne, with all taking advantage of their location within the building and its leafy surrounds. The suites are aptly named to link with the history of the building. Webb, and its Maori translation, Te Wepu are two of the manor's suites, along with Peacock, the maiden name of Webb's wife. Te Wepu consists of two large bedrooms, a full kitchen, and dining and living space, with Wayne saying the spacious suite, and at times the entire manor, has proved very popular for wedding groups as they prepare for their big day. Karen's touch is felt throughout the building, with the business providing the perfect opportunity to showcase her interior design talents. Everything inside the manor and the spa suites has been carefully selected by
Karen, including homeware, furniture and the abundance of fresh owers. “It's how you would like your home to be,” says Wayne of the look and feel that they wanted to create. For Karen and Wayne, Merivale Manor has brought them a new home and a change in lifestyle, from the busy corporate world which enabled the family to spend many years living and commuting across the globe, to working together in the role of full time managers with a two minute stroll to work. Their love of hosting and travel is now shared with the many visitors from New Zealand and overseas who choose to stay with them. “We want to share the history of this place the highlights of Christchurch, Canterbury and the South Island,” says Wayne. For more information visit Merivale Manor on Facebook or at www.merivalemanor.co.nz.
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Christchurch Stands Tall for charity Thereâ€™ve been 99 giraffes, bright and colourful giraffes, dotted around the city. When the Christchurch Casino Mashina Lounge hosted the Christchurch Stands Tall auction to send them to new homes on February 11, those giraffes raised a massive $475,650 for charity.
1. Coralie Winn (Director & cofounder of gap-ď€ ller), Brett Anderson (CEO Casino 2. ira Mitchell-Kirk, Helen Trappitt, Sarah Greig, Morgan Mathews-Hale (Artists of Gariffes) 3. Graeme & Annette Rhind 4. Lynette & John McFadden 5. Kimberley Wylie, Claire McCallum, Lillee Reid-Hunt, Debbie O'Donoghue 6. Richard Diver, Phil McGoldrick, Murray Francis 7. Charlie Langhorne, Sarah Roberts, Richard Lang, Steph Grieve, Mark Cathro 8. Leanne Newsome, Darren Tait, Tom King, Donna Hughes
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By Rachel Smith
Bridal trends at Wedding Expo
WILKINS BRIDAL IS BRINGING THEIR UNIQUE BRIDAL WEAR TO THE RUNWAY AT THE DREAM WEDDING EXPO ON SUNDAY 15 MARCH AT HAGLEY PARK.
Gorgeous gowns come alive off the hanger. The shape and t of a wedding gown can only truly be seen when it is worn, with Wilkins Bridal bringing their unique bridal wear to the runway at the Dream Wedding Expo on Sunday 15 March at Hagley Park.
“This his will be the rst bridal fashion parade of the year,” says April, with the event providing the ideal inspiration to kick start wedding plans for the year ahead. Wilkins Bridal continue to bring a fresh look to traditional gowns, offering exciting and funky designs to suit every bride, including labels such as Mancini, Angeline, Allure, Essense Of Australia, Stella York, Martina Liana and Brides Desire. “There will be a range of gowns modelled, from sizes 6 to 26,” says April, with a fashion show taking place at 1pm. “It is the only occasion throughout the year where you can see these modelled.” In order to make sure every bride receives the special care and attention they deserve, April and the team offer a one and a half hour personalised consultation in
store for brides and bridesmaids, by appointment only. This includes viewing their extensive bridesmaids' range, the largest selection in the city, with the ever popular Alfred Angelo as well as new label Sorella Vita. See their inspiring bridal wear in action at the Dream Wedding Expo, Sunday March 15 from 10am-4pm at The Atrium, Christchurch Netball Centre in Hagley Park, with the $10 door charge donated to Child Helpline and Cancer Society of New Zealand, through The Garden City Charitable Trust. Contact Wilkins Bridal on (03) 377 8595 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment for your personalised consultation at 7 Pilgrim Ave, just off Moorhouse Avenue, or for more information see www.wilkinsbridal.co.nz.
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he says she was also interested in the opposing ways a blonde and a brunette approach their wardrobe. “They start at different points but often there are pieces that work on both women, yet they frequently want to achieve different outcomes,” she says. With a dark and moody feel, the Collision collection introduces dark stormy blues and inky navys to taylor's colour palette. These tones are highlighted and juxtaposed against the shades of white and cream. Trapeze shirt, Cogent pant, Creature Clutch, Charter Vest, Auxiliary Shirt, Waxy Pitch Pant – all available from taylor in Merivale.
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Christchurch designer shows in New York…
NZ to NY Model and entrepreneur Jessica Minh Anh, who produces the world's most unconventional catwalks, is introducing a brand new fashion experience to the Big Apple on March 19 by selecting Christchurch fashion designer Wendy Jerard to represent New Zealand and show her label Frances Jerard.
he global fashion sensation will transform Hudson River's giant glass boat into a 100-metre oating runway. Guests will be seated facing the multi-faceted glass window and watch models walking in front of them using the river as their runway. Thanks to the panoramic view from the boat, New York's famous skyline and its architectural masterpieces such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and One World Trade Centre, will be the iconic backdrop for the sensational catwalk. Similar to Jessica Minh Anh's previous fashion phenomena, J Spring Fashion Show 2015 will present a combination of haute couture, high end ready-to-wear, and luxury accessory collections from four continents. Her catwalks are more than just a fashion presentation, as “they combine art, architecture, culture, and fashion”.
Wendy Jerard Frances Jerard is taking an ultra-feminine oral and lace collection to the grand catwalk. Named "NZ to NY", the collection consists of stunning formal suits, cocktail and evening wear, as well as day wear. On selecting Frances Jerard, Jessica Minh Anh said “I love the creative mix of colours and texture in Frances' designs. Her vibrant multi-layered dresses accentuate a woman's body. The entire collection is fun and irtatious yet sophisticated and elegant.”
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Indonesian powerhouse Bateeq is also set to impress with a heritage inspired collection, which combines traditional motifs and contemporary bold designs. Returning to Jessica Minh Anh's iconic catwalk is Indian celebrity designer Shilpa Reddy, who reinvents cultural embellishments and embroideries on her impeccable cuts and clean structures. Other garment designers include Ukrainian talent Lesya Lozneva, Pakistan's representative Syeda Amera, Romanian haute couture brand Sabres and Japanese designer Yumi Katsura. In the accessory sector, Italian luxury handbag brand Gianfranco Lotti will showcase 25 authentic leather designs on the highly anticipated catwalk. Adding colour and glamour, Colombian-German jeweller Sonia Heilbron will premier an abstract handmade collection, which incorporates Swarovski crystals in a new creative way. J Spring Fashion Show will also present a classy and elegant jewellery collection by American multitalented designer Ivanka Trump. Besides extraordinary catwalk concepts and exquisite fashion collections, Jessica Minh Anh is also known for showcasing unique runway hairstyles including the famous Burj Al Arab, Eiffel Tower, and One World Trade Centre hair structures. This time, Jessica's favourite New York hairstylist Nunzio Saviano will take on the challenge to amaze the world.
FASHION, HEALTH & BEAUTY ON SELECTING FRANCES JERARD, JESSICA MINH ANH SAID “I LOVE THE CREATIVE MIX OF COLOURS AND TEXTURE IN FRANCES' DESIGNS. THE ENTIRE COLLECTION IS FUN AND FLIRTATIOUS YET SOPHISTICATED AND ELEGANT.”
Jessica Minh Anh in Frances Jerard and Sonia Heilbron Jewellery - photo Michael Minutoli Jessica Minh Anh on the Hudson River in New York
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r Brigid Lee and Denise say that all of their clients want to look well and healthy, not necessarily younger, and the key to a healthy appearance is well hydrated, luminous skin. It is best to prevent the brown spots and ne lines caused by sundamage before they happen by using a good SPF cream but even once there is sun-damage present there are multiple treatment options to reverse it. A lot of the treatments available from Skin Specialists nowadays actually can regenerate skin cells and slow down the ageing process. The best skin anti-ager available to help repair the ageing process is a retinoid cream. Retinoids are vitamin A derived compounds that have been proven to boost collagen production and cell turn-over (so your skin behaves like a 20 year olds again!). Retinoids also reduce oil production, unclog pores and smooth skin giving your skin a brighter, healthier appearance. Retinoids have been used for skin rejuvenation since the 1970s. The Skin Rejuvenation Clinic has a selection of retinoids available with several being 'doctor only' formulations which are prescription-strength. In clinic, exfoliating treatments such as light peels
use a client's own blood to help regenerate the skin and is a popular option for those who like the idea of healing the ageing process by using their own body's healing capabilities. The best results are obtained by mixing and matching the treatments to the clients needs, which is the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic's specialty. Call them for a free rst consult today.
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ith over 25 years' experience with implants and other toothreplacement systems, Dentistry on Merivale can answer any questions you may have. If you do have questions, feel free to give them a call on (03) 355 8297 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone consults with Dr David Walsh are welcome and there is no charge for a chat. Here is what David has to say about replacement teeth… “Do you have a denture replacing a few missing teeth and it's just not working out? Would you like the teeth replaced with something that stays put? Do you have a tooth that needs to come out and you just don't know what to do next? There are, basically, two options that don't involve teeth that are removable. 1. Fixed bridge This is an option if there is a reasonably sound tooth on each side of the missing tooth (or teeth). Very simply, a bridge is a ceramic or gold and ceramic multiple-tooth unit with a crown at each end. The crowns are bonded over the prepared existing teeth and the missing tooth or teeth replaced by 'pontics', or false teeth, suspended just over the gum and attached to each crown. Depending on the situation, one or several teeth can be replaced this way. Properly planned and placed bridges are solid, fully functional and look very natural. With a little care they can provide many years of service. 2. Implants Dental implants are small, pure titanium screw-shaped xtures that are surgically placed in your jaw. Following their placement, they are left to heal in place for three or more
months. During this time, 'osseointegration' occurs, which basically means the bone heals around the implant xtures, locking them into place permanently. Once 'integrated', false teeth, crowns, or other appliances may be solidly attached to them, either with screws or cement. If only one tooth is to be replaced, generally a porcelain crown will be attached to a single implant xture. If a few teeth are missing, likely more than one xture will be required. If a full arch is to be restored (all the upper or all the lower teeth are missing), several xtures can be placed, with the full arch bridge either screwed to or clipped on to the xtures. The end result is a long term, strong, functional and natural looking dentition.”
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By Lydia Truesdale
Hairstyling in Downtown Addington Hair care should be a necessity, not a luxury. A decent 'do' improves your condence, communicates personality and, to a degree, makes you more approachable and employable. The Hairdressing Place on Wrights Road is all about making clients look and feel radiantly respectable.
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he Hairdressing Place opened to the public in October 2014. The sleek and modern salon, situated in the industrial area of downtown Addington, is where director Andrea Small and managing director Justin Owen work their magic. And with Andrea's husband Jonny of J Small Contracting completing the t-out the space has been expertly tailored to Andrea's knowledgeable and tasteful salon-specic requirements. Andrea and Justin have, between them, over 30 years' experience in barbering, meaning both men and women are in equally capable hands. They produce high-end colouring and styling at very reasonable price points and refuse to compromise on quality despite the somewhat bargain pricing. They are proud to be one of only two exclusive
Keune salons in Christchurch. Keune – pronounced Koo-nay – is a breakthrough product of Dutch heritage and the only range that Andrea and Justin believe has exceeded expectations in terms of hair care products currently on the market, “ideal for those who want instant gratication”. It is a luxurious range that is relatively new to the South Island. The colouring products are silk protein based to ensure hair is naturally luminous post-treatment, and many people visit the salon solely for their product range. Andrea and Justin believe client care extends beyond the appointment itself. They are excited to announce the launch of their monthly 'how to' tutorial evenings, the rst being invitation only and focussing on all
things curls and waves, though these evenings will soon be open invitation with the option of 'bring a friend'. They also take care of their clients with a loyalty system that begins with $10 off your rst service. Once this has been used clients are added to the VIP database for perks like receiving a free product on every 10th visit (for the ladies) and a free cut on every 10th visit (for the men). The salon is open six days a week with late nights Tuesday and Thursday. Visit The Hairdressing Place at 3/107 Wrights Road, tucked in behind Pulse Café. Follow them on facebook – simply search 'The Hairdressing Place'. To make an appointment phone (03) 338 0338.
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Making things 'fit to flatter' Online retail stores may have offered style lovers greater versatility and ease with perusing and purchasing new wears in the 21st century, but to a great extent, they've also failed to rise to the ever-growing right-t challenge. But fans of the online store who want to get their fashion x without fear of the wrong t, have found condence in Mel and Zoe's alteration and design studio in Christchurch.
ased on Edgeware Road, the studio is highly and widely respected. Offering hem work, repairs, alterations and a smart, popular quick x - patches for men's jeans that have seen better days - owner and operator Sandy Cattermole also specialises in the ever important attire for 'The Big Day' – wedding dresses. “With a number of brides-to-be now buying their gowns online it's important they have the reassurance that any vital alterations can be done so their dress ts perfectly.” Having partnered with some impressive fashion heavyweights, designers and identities throughout her career, Sandy is rightfully proud to work synergistically with the likes of the much-adored Annah Stretton and To Cherish wedding boutique. “From bridesmaids to brides, and alterations to men's suits - myself and my seamstress Wendy who has been in the business 40 years - work to provide a consistent service and uphold our unwavering reputation of great workmanship.” With sewing and alterations practically in her DNA, it's palpable Sandy loves what she does and always has – she took on an apprenticeship at just 15 years old. It was at this age she learned the impressive art of putting a full garment together, piece-by-piece.
WITH SEWING AND ALTERATIONS PRACTICALLY IN HER DNA, IT'S PALPABLE SANDY LOVES WHAT SHE DOES AND ALWAYS HAS – SHE TOOK ON AN APPRENTICESHIP AT JUST 15 YEARS OLD.
It is this skill that has earned Sandy a very loyal following, and, needless to say, it's also her impressive exibility and creativity that keeps customers coming back. “A lot of our work is repeat customers and word of mouth. Our existing customers refer us to their friends, who become our new customers, which is wonderful. All our customers often comment on our exibility. Because I live on the premises it works for them to be able to come and pick things up on a Sunday for example.” Further information about the studio can be found on its Facebook page or by calling the friendly team on (03) 377 8942.
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Walking into Made in the Shade is as refreshing as an icy drink on a smouldering day. It's one of those sweet local boutiques that has something for every occasion, thanks to owner Ali Musson's nicky buying.
ight now the store is brimming with cosy autumn wear to wrap up in. An exciting abundance of fashions including faux furs, velvets, natural wools and cottons in a palette of colours, most notably shades of orange, green and purple, are there to carry wearers effortlessly between seasons. There are many labels and pieces to fall in love with. Lizette pants, endorsed by both Oprah Winfrey and Taylor Swift, are renowned for their subtle detailing and dexterous tailoring designed to atter all body types, and this season sees different styles and textures like their blue denim-look pant. New season Bazaar, one of New Zealand's nest labels, demonstrates their ability to work with layering and elongate gures. They create the illusion of a slimmer gure by teaming long layers underneath shorter ones, simultaneously generating different looks depending upon which colours and styles are layered together.
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By Rachel Smith
High end fashion It was a love of fashion that started it all – that and a wardrobe lled with high end fashion pieces that were no longer worn. These pieces have found a home in Louis Who, the fashion boutique owned by Lisa Willetts, at The Mill in Waikuku.
found this place and I loved it,” says Lisa of The Mill, who as a new resident of Waikuku Beach became a regular visitor at Twine Antiques and Collectables. When owner Sandy Williams expanded her store area she invited Lisa to share the space, with Louis Who setting up residence in a corner of the warehouse. Their styles t well together Lisa's fashion a splash of colour surrounded by Sandy's eclectic collectables. Lisa started small, selling pieces from her own wardro be and that of her sister and two friends.
“I WANTED TO GIVE PEOPLE PIECES LIKE TRELISE COOPER FOR A REALLY GOOD PRICE,” SHE SAYS, WITH THE LIKES OF MOOCHI, MARC JACOBS, WORLD AND TRUE RELIGION DENIM, ALL WELL RECEIVED.
“I wanted to give people pieces like Trelise Cooper for a really good price,” she says, with the likes of Moochi, Marc Jacobs, World and True Religion denim, all well received. She is continually on the search for additions to her collection at Louis Who, selling excellent condition high end pieces on behalf of their owners. From simple word of mouth, Lisa receives top fashion from across North Canterbury and Christchurch, with many women taking the opportunity to give their wa rdrobes a clear out and bring in three or four of their best pieces to sell. Lisa admits she is very selective in the pieces she sells, with these limited to items from well-respected New Zealand and international labels, including recent season items from Country Road, Witchery and Top Shop.
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at The Mill SHE RECOMMENDS A SHOPPING EXPERIENCE AT LOUIS WHO IS BEST ENJOYED AS A ‘LADIES ONLY’ OUTING – A RELAXED BROWSE THROUGH THE RACKS WITH A FEW GIRLFRIENDS.
The range at Louis Who is wide in terms of style and size, from US denim by True Religion, Tsubi, Paige Denim, Hudson and J Brand, a bright summer jacket by Liam from Ruby, dresses in an array of bright colours as well as more formal black, and the soft sparkle of a an Alannah Hill cardigan. Some very special pieces nd their way into the store, with one such item a mink coat in pristine condition, and a brand new leather coat with rabbit fur collar detailing, perfect for a stylish and warm winter look. There is large selection of footwear, summery shoes and winter casuals, as well as gumboots by Hudson in shades of gold and rose, and a range of sunglasses including those from Louis Vuitton. An avid shopper herself, Lisa has recently brought back a select number of bags from Marc Jacobs and Kate Spade from the US, mixing these with quality second hand pieces from her online purchases.
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She recommends a shopping experience at Louis Who is best enjoyed as a ladies only outing – a relaxed browse through the racks with a few girlfriends, and Lisa always available to assist in nding that perfect piece for a special occasion such as a black tie event or weddings. Lisa will be travelling to Bangkok this month to visit the BIFF & BIL trade show with the aim of sourcing fabrics for her own line of dresses, which will be made locally and sold exclusively at Louis Who. “It's going to be exciting,” says Lisa, who will be lling every space in her suitcase with gorgeous silks and fashion. Her fashion will be showcased at an upcoming fundraiser fashion show and high tea, on Sunday 12 April at 4pm at The Mill for only $30. Tickets always sell out fast for these popular events - email email@example.com to book your ticket. Contact Louis Who at firstname.lastname@example.org or by text on 021 804425 ensure you are top of the list for future events, check out Facebook for what is fresh in store, or drop in to The Mill, 1473 Main North Road in Waikuku, open Thursday to Sunday 9am4pm.
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So ly, so ly All the latest styles for autumn and winter from the top fashion labels are arriving daily at The Dresser. Positively proud of 'NZ made', the shop delights in showcasing popular brands Cashews, Chocolat, OBI, Optimum, Visage, David Carmody, Jacki Peters, Bittermoon, Frank & Molly, and the three labels – Zardi, TF and Ginger – under the Cotura umbrella made here in Christchurch.
nitwear is again showing strongly for the new season, including the nest and softest merino – perfect for the harsh Canterbury winter. Already, any pieces with an 'edge' are leaving the store as fast as they arrive! Retail manager Jan Clarke says it is a difcult transition this time of the year; the shop does not look as bright as it does in summer. But she is quick to point out this is easily overcome by accessorising with bright scarves, jewellery and even coloured boots! Ski rts have made a comeback this winter having been missing on the racks the last few seasons. Team them with boots and a gorgeous merino, and you are ready for any occasion. Staff at The Dresser delight in giving customers the very best service and are always prepared to go that extra mile. With this in mind, the girls are happy to provide all the style advice they can; customers have even brought in items from home they may be having trouble working into their wardrobe. The Dresser's 24-hour appro' service is great if you are a little unsure – take the outt home, try it on with your accessories and get the stamp of approval from family and friends. An eight-week layby is another convenience if you do not need the outt immediately. The Dresser appreciates that often it is not always suitable to shop during work hours, so 'shopping by appointment' is welcome. With the motto 'If our clothes don't t, our accessories certainly will', The Dresser truly believes while it may specialise in clothes for the curvaceous lady, it caters for everyone with an amazing selection of accessories. With clothes that take you from the beach (shorts and swimwear all year round) to the boardroom, and with parking at the door, shopping at The Dresser is destination shopping at its best!
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Winter's new mood Winter's conď€ dent new mood is one of modern, sophisticated attitude deď€ ned by clean lines, strong silhouettes and cool androgyny. Bold and compelling, Witchery's AW 15 collection steps out with a city swagger, expressed by the sweep of an oversized coat or the slouch of a tailored trouser. Wrapping up against the winter chill will be an exercise in sensuality where cashmere, fur, leather and shearling make for tactile layers that speak of true luxury.
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DIP YOUR TOE IN: swimming & rehab From little ones having their rst dip right through to Waitaha Swim Club training for their next national event, Canterbury Swim School offers the best of both worlds. Priding itself on offering state of the art infrastructure, the centre has created a learning and training OFFERING environment second to none. TWO POOLS –
THE CENTRE HOLDS A RANGE OF LEARN TO SWIM CLASSES, AS WELL AS PROVIDING A HYDROTHERAPY OPTION IN THE WARMER POOL.
ne of the school’s three directors, Jennifer Jones, says the centre is unique as it offers a private pool, but is open to the general public as well. “Our ltration system is also impressive – there is nothing else like it. It makes the water a lot clearer and cleaner and reduces irritation to the skin, which is a big plus.” Offering two pools – a 26-degree, 25 metre, six lane pool and a 32-degree four lane, 10 metre pool, the centre holds a range of learn to swim classes, as well as providing a hydrotherapy option in the warmer pool. “It has a specially built oor which is soft on joints and ensures our tutors don’t get sore backs. Hydrotherapy is a very popular method of rehabilitation and can help mitigate arthritic pain; many of our customers are already enjoying its benets. Our
instructors are very qualied with several specialising in swimmers with disabilities and special needs.” With great parking availability and a large catchment area including Rakaia, Shefeld, Hororata, Tai Tapu and Leeston – Canterbury Swim School has cultivated a strong sense of community. “We have a lovely community feel
to our centre – it is very welcoming and open to everyone.” Offering an impressive and competitively priced range of swimwear and accessories too, there’s no doubt that the centre has a bit of something for everyone – from babies through to mature adults wanting to learn to swim.
Swim for Life Helping your family build a lifetime of confidence in water Nationally experienced and accredited coaches
Ph. 03 260 2220
‘WHERE IT’S GREAT TO BE SMALL’ Providing your child with a very friendly, nurturing environment Limited numbers. Ring now for your enrolment.
Halswell Preschool 31 Halswell Junction Road, Christchurch P. 322 8727 E. firstname.lastname@example.org www.halswellpreschool.co.nz
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in your kitchen Tohu Awatere Valley Pinot Gris 2014 – GOLD: NZ International Wine Show Wine; 5 STARS: Wine Orbit Pears, spice and lifted ﬂoral notes blended with rich brioche and toasty butterscotch.
Ph. 0800 864 894 www.tohuwines.co.nz The Gingerbread House Specialists in the design of fabulous cakes for all occasions. Also stockists of a huge selection of cake decorating equipment, party ware, candles and ribbons. Cake tins and sugarcraft books are available for hire. Phone (03) 310 6805 www.pennysgingerbreadhouse.co.nz www.facebook.com/gingerbreadhousenz
Are you planning a Special Occasion?
The China Cabinet has an extensive range of quality vintage tableware for hire Phone (03) 3520 488 or 027 461 9333 Email: email@example.com www.thechinacabinet.co.nz
Chorizo Garcia by Curator’s House Restaurant Cuisine Artisan Award winner 2013. Buy fresh from
Deli Garcia 2 Burnside Cresent Ph. 03 357 8290
Easter Bunny Brunch Sunday 5 April Hippity hop out of bed for our Easter Bunny Fun Day Join us from 10.45am for the children's egg hunt and activities followed by a buﬀet brunch at 11.30am in 50 Bistro Adults $48- brunch and a glass of Nautilus sparkling wine Children (12 & under) $25 - brunch, egg hunt and activities
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL P: 371 0250 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Introducing our beautiful Salted Caramel Sauce...perfect with ice-cream, added to cakes, or straight from the spoon.
J’aime les Macarons The Colombo 363 Colombo Street Ph (03) 366 9108 www.jaimelesmacarons.co.nz Check out our new range of Italian ground coﬀee, beans, and ﬂavoured hot chocolate. Also available 'Handpresso' portable espresso machines. Available from:
The Crowded House Coﬀee Company Ltd 2oo Springs Road, Hornby Ph. 03 348 5089 www.thecrowdedhouse.co.nz
“THE BUTCHERS APRON” Located beside Peter Timbs Meats in Edgeware Succulent Pulled pork in a Bap , BLT's , Bacon Bu es Hot Hungarian and Nuremburg Sausages in Bun. Steak Sandwiches and the Smell of Fresh made coﬀee We are going gang busters come and get some! Irish Breakfast Roll and A coﬀee for $10 WOW!!! Open 7:30am to 3:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday
Peter Timbs Meats ltd 70 Edgeware Road, St Albans Ph (03) 3661780
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Awesome Taste & Experience
Mr Sushi Bento Deluxe Fresh, tasty Sushi. Come in to our newest shop at 83 Victoria St and choose your favourite Sushi.
Mr Sushi Ph. 03 3746899 www.mrsushi.co.nz
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 email@example.com Ph 03 389 0400 www.persiankitchen.co.nz
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NZ born chef through to world ﬁnals New Zealand-born Peter Gunn of Attica, Melbourne, reigned supreme in the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Pacic semi-nals recently with his signature dish, Cape Grimshaw beef short rib with roast celery vinaigrette and garlic owers.
Jacques Reymond and Peter Gunn
en nalists represented their restaurants in this inaugural competition held at Crown Melbourne Culinarium. The three Kiwis included Thomas Hishon from Orphans Kitchen, Xin Jing of Cocoro and William Mordido of Chikos, as well as Peter who is currently based in Melbourne. They presented their signature dishes to a panel of esteemed chefs including, Peter Gilmore, Quay; Peter Doyle, Est; Jacques Reymond, L'Hôtel Gitan; Guy Grossi, Grossi Florentino; and Giovanni Pilu, Pilu at Freshwater. The dishes were judged on ve crucial
Peter Gunn’s Cape Grimshaw beef short rib
elements: Ingredients, skill, originality, presentation, and message. Peter comes from a pedigree of renowned restaurants. He moved to Australia in 2010 from New Zealand, and has worked at Ezard, Melbourne, and The Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld. He has spent the last four years at Attica, (No. 21 in the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants) under the tutelage of Ben Shewry, and recently launched his own ne dining popup restaurant, IDES at Persillade. Runners up included Lene Tan of The
European, Melbourne with her dish titled Sanguine, followed closely by South Australian Chef, Chris Chilvers presenting a dish of wood roasted S.A. cockles, glazed eel, native succulents and lamb consommé and William Mordido of Chikos, Auckland, with his dish titled The Modernist Halo-Halo. The 20 best young chefs, one from each of the regions around the world, will be announced and will go on to the culminating event – the S.Pellegrino Talent Awards, 25-27 June, Milan – where they will compete for the world title.
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Cocktail Mary's mixologist
Mary's Mixologist Boss Parkhill shares the secret behind making a sensational Amaretto Shine…
How to make an Amaretto Shine Amaretto Shine is one of my original recipes and the perfect accompaniment to a perfect summer. My love for this decadent almond liqueur is unmatched, its sweetish taste clings to the palate and can be enjoyed neat or combined with a little something extra to make it 'shine'.
Glassware Serve in either a bistro or rocks glass, my personal choice would be the Luigi Bormioli Rubino available from Total Food Equipment.
Recipe 45ml Galliano Amaretto 15ml Absolut Raspberri 10ml Lemon Juice 15ml Gomme (Simple Syrup) Orange slice Methodology 1. Prepare the glassware by chilling with ice 2. Add all ingredients to a Boston mixing glass and shake 3. Pour into the prepared glassware 4. Garnish with a slice of orange, and enjoy the shine!
& crafty business This year's Great Kiwi Beer Festival is on Saturday 28 March in Hagley Park.
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.
ne of the highlights of this year's Craft Beer Academy is sure to be 'Who's Brewing in Our Backyard' which will feature a selection of ve brewers currently operating in Christchurch. Pomeroy's Craft Beer Academy coordinator Ava Wilson says people underestimate just how many breweries there are in the city. “It was hard to limit this seminar to just ve breweries! The craft beer scene in Christchurch has evolved so much in the past ten years.”
Those interested in the nancial side of craft beer should not miss 'Yeastie Boys & Shares' - the opportunity to hear direct from the Yeastie Boys who raised $500,000 within 30 minutes of launching their rst equity crowd funding campaign. Naturally this seminar will be enhanced with a selection of Yeastie Boys brews. The seminar line-up also includes Gabi Michael from Gladeld Malt in Dunsandel, producers of some of the world's best malts – beloved by both professional and home brewers. Other seminars are 'World Beer Cup Winners', which features some of the winning beers from an international competition dubbed the Olympics of Beer and 'A Session Beer Session' – a love song to lower ABV beers, with tastings but no actual love songs! Festival Director Callam Mitchell says, “We have 50 different craft breweries from across New Zealand and the world, pouring more than 300 different beers.” Admission tickets are on sale for $39.90 (plus booking fee) from Dash Tickets www.dashtickets.co.nz. For more information, visit www.greatkiwibeerfestival.co.nz or the Great Kiwi Beer Festival Facebook page. 36 March 12, 2015 Metropol
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 12 March
Churchill's Live Music Venue: Inexile with Troika and Samsara, 9pm. Rock
Mashina Lounge: Mai Clubkingz, 6pm / Hip hop, rap Engineers Bar: Mike T, 9pm. Bar DJ Pegasus Arms Restaurant & Bar: Nick Lee, 7pm. Singer-songwriter Morrell & Co: Salsa Night, 9:30pm. Latin
Becks Southern Alehouse: Phaze III, 9:30pm, Covers, tribute band Revival Bar: Mike T, 10pm. Bar DJ
Friday 13 March Sugarhorse Bar & Eatery: Fleck, 5-9pm The Physics Room: Ladki (FR/KH) Rosen (UK) Team Cat Food (Akl), 8pm. Alternative, indie Allen Street Rock Club: Rock N Rolla, 8pm. Rock Wunderbar, Lyttelton: Anthonie Tonnon, Nakey and Moonpup, 8pm. Alternative, indie Trevinos Bar & Restaurant: Any Which Way, 9pm. Covers, tribute band The Twisted Hop: King Tubbs, 7:30pm. Jazz Becks Southern Alehouse: ShaLow, 8:30pm. Covers, tribute band Dragons Den Social Lounge: Willy Styles & Jules Merchant (Kitchen Collective), 9pm. Electronica Alvarado's Mexican Cantina/Bar: Dance with Matecito Latin Band, 8pm. Baretta: Nick Lee, 4pm. Singer-songwriter Engineers Bar: After Work Friday's Mike T, 4pm & 9pm. Bar DJ
Sunday 15 March The Watershed: Shad Rutherford, 10.30am-12.30pm. Kids' entertainment. Free The Craic Irish Bar: St. Practice Day, 5pm. Folk
Wednesday 18 March The Watershed: Quiz, 7pm. Free The Bog: Boiling Billy, 8pm. Folk
Thursday 19 March The Porthole, Lyttelton: Stomping Nick, 8:30pm. Blues The Miller Bar: Nick Lee, 8pm. Covers, tribute band
Friday 20 March Sugarhorse Bar & Eatery: Smooth talk, 5-9pm Trevinos Bar & Restaurant: Carpe Diem 9pm. Covers, tribute band The Twisted Hop: Carmel Courtney, 7:30pm. Jazz Becks Southern Alehouse: Sign of the Firebird, 8:30pm. Covers, tribute band Wunderbar, Lyttelton: Ha the Unclear - Kosmonavt Tour, 9pm. Alt, indie Dragons Den Social Lounge: The Ghetto Electric, 9pm. Electronica
Saturday 14 March
Saturday 21 March
Sumner Community Centre: The Christchurch Pop Up Concert Series Cabaret La Vie, 7:30pm. Variety concert Dux Live: A Fantastic Trip to Utopia - Cosmic's 18th Party, 8pm. Alt, indie Darkroom: DVA (Czech), 10pm. Alternative, indie Wunderbar, Lyttelton: Sharon Van Etten + Robert Scott, 7:30pm. Alternative, indie
Club 22: WolfPack Ladies Night, 8:30pm. Bar DJ Baretta: Mike T, 10:30pm. Bar DJ
Sunday 22 March The Watershed: Shad Rutherford, 10.30am-12.30pm. Kids' entertainment Free Carlton Country Club: Nick Lee, 3pm. Covers, tribute band
Social Lounging at its finest
SALT BAR, CAFE & RESTAURANT 357 Colombo St, Sydenham
P. 03 366 3338
Salt Bar is a full service restaurant, cafe and bar featuring exquisite Japanese cuisine as well as a European-style brunch / lunch menu. We have open indoor and outdoor dining areas, with a more secluded upstairs restaurant dining area. Located next to the Hollywood Cinema in Sumner. With our ne foods and wireless internet access, come and see the friendly staff at Salt Bar today!
EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 7PM SPOT PRIZES LAST MAN STANDING JOKER JACKPOT
ONE MAIN + TAP BEER OR HOUSE WINE $22 26a Marriner Street Sumner Christchurch 8081 Phone:(03) 326 4774
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By Kate Pierson
Trendy turf Gen Y babies and the offspring of the 21st century who were 'tweens' circa 1998 and religiously dedicated themselves to a diet of pop culture will no doubt be familiar with the “hoochy mama show your nana” lyrics broadcast in perpetuity by radio stations the world over until they lost their street cred.
ll grown up now, the real question is, have these youthful souls since developed a palate for the ner things in life? And, more importantly, are they in the know about the real and authentic Mama Hooch that lives at 817 Colombo Street in Christchurch? They should be. Founded by the talent behind Venuti, Mama Hooch is, indeed, in the business of showing herself off as one of the latest additions to Christchurch's new restaurant and bar scene that's slowly but surely being re-energised. The best part is that Mama Hooch isn't just befriending the Gen Y'ers, it's viewed as trendy turf and a desirable spot to wine and dine by the generations that have come before them too. Thanks to its all occasion charm, it has the ability to pacify and satisfy diners and/or coffee addicts on a dash in dash out kind of schedule; coax limber movers and shakers onto a dance oor that doesn't sleep until the wee hours, and tickle the food fancy of patrons looking for a long lunch including tasty bites and tipples.
FELLOW DINERS HAVE WAXED LYRICAL ABOUT THE DIRTY BURGER, WHICH IS, APPARENTLY THE HOLY GRAIL OF BURGERS. FOR VEGETARIAN DINERS LIKE MOI, THERE ARE OPTIONS SUCH AS CRISPY MUSHROOMS WITH SMOKY MAYO.
MODERN JAPANESE DINING IN CHRISTCHURCH
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FERRYMEAD 2 Waterman Place Ferrymead P. 348 5644 FERRYMEAD@TEPPANYAKI.CO.NZ
Whatever it is that gives Mama Hooch that somethin'-somethin', it's working, and it's working very, very well with a heavily industrial feel and a generous dose of suave thrown in for good measure. Call it a café, restaurant or bar; it's got the goods for morning, noon and night-time. Think sassy dishes that are a compelling result of creators who aren't afraid to push the boundaries. Fellow diners have waxed lyrical about the antipasto platter and Dirty
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Burger, which is, apparently the holy grail of burgers. For vegetarian diners like moi, there are options such as crispy mushrooms with smoky mayo to keep us happy along with an all-day menu boasting light bites including homemade granola, fresh salad, and 'avo' smash' – a little bit fancy with its mix of chilli akes, lime and pumpkin seeds. In doors or al fresco, Mama Hooch is yours for the taking.
IT HAS THE ABILITY TO PACIFY AND SATISFY DINERS; COAX LIMBER MOVERS AND SHAKERS ONTO A DANCE FLOOR THAT DOESN'T SLEEP UNTIL THE WEE HOURS, AND TICKLE THE FOOD FANCY OF PATRONS.
St Albans most loved community cafe
St Albans most loved community café, offering it's award winning No 1 fair trade organic coffee, specializing in homemade sweets and savouries incl gluten free/dairy free wares, all day brunch menu and featuring indoor/ outdoor dining, kids area and free baby chinos. Finalist for Best Café and Best barista in the 2014 Christchurch Hospitality awards. Sponsor of Suspended Coffee initiative. Opening Hours: Open 7 days a week (closed statutory holidays) Mon-Fri 8.30-4pm, Saturday 9-4pm, Sunday 9-3pm
Special 25% discount on presentation of this advert (max discount $25 and not valid on Valentines or Mothers Day)
Phone (03) 385 8670
670 Barbados St
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Taste buds set to tingle Taking place at the Horncastle Arena between 1 – 3 May 2015, taste buds are set to tingle as we anticipate New Zealand's favourite foodie event, The Food Show Christchurch.
hristchurch tickets are now on sale and entry tickets include access to dozens of free cooking demos from celebrity chefs, including Chelsea Winter, Ray McVinnie, Sachie Nomura, Peta Mathias, Karena and Kasey Bird, Jonny Schwass and more in the Whirlpool Cooking Theatre. With over 100 exhibitors, you can make the most of the moneysaving show-only specials on delicious foods, wines and kitchen equipment – plus be the rst to see new products and enter competitions. Start working on your shopping list and get the best ticket rates by booking online at www.thefoodshow.co.nz.
Fresh and seasonal produce locally sourced traditionally prepared
Live Music on THE DECK every Sunday afternoon 328 7517 47 London Street, Lyttelton www.freemansdiningroom.co.nz
Opening Hours Wed & Thurs 3-late Friday 11.30-late Saturday 9-late Sunday 10-late
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NEW YORK DELI Sandwiches are proudly made from the highest quality, natural wholesome ingredients, Our breads come in every morning from our baker and contain no preservatives, Our meats are all unprocessed, whole food, Our vegetables come in fresh each morning from the market, That's the New York Deli way! Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 8am–8.30pm & Sun (& public holidays) 9am–8.30pm
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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
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 View our menu at www.formaggios.co.nz Happy hour 4-6pm Fridays. $5 House Wine $5 Tap Beer with complimentary at bread
Open Daily @ 8am NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS
147 Esplanade Clock Tower End Sumner Ph. 03 326 7923 www.oceanscarborough.co.nz
150 Colombo Street
363 Lincoln Road, Addington Parking available beside railway line Phone (03) 366 8130
Phone (03) 331 6674
SAVOIRE Café of Bishopdale Located in Bishopdale Mall adjacent to New World Supermarket. Come in and try our freshly baked scones & mufns or sample from our new menu with a coffee in our sunny & sheltered courtyard. We cater for small and large groups for breakfast, brunch or lunch. For groups on limited time we are happy to take pre-orders and have your meals ready for when you arrive. For large group bookings we can open earlier to suit your needs. We are able to take care of all your catering needs. Hours: Mon to fri 7:30am to 4pm Sat 8am to 4pm Sun 9am to 4pm Closed on public holidays. firstname.lastname@example.org
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SPECTATORS 7 day Bar & Bistro
Stellar Restaurant Riccarton
NEW MENU Starting Wednesday 4 March we are introducing new menus, including an All Day Brunch menu. The menus feature some tasty new dishes along with the return of some favourites from last year's autumn/winter menus. Opening Hours: Monday – 7.30am til 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday – 7.30am til late Saturday and Sunday – 9.00am til late Kids Eat Free on Sundays! (t&c's apply)
email@example.com 65 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington Raceway www.spectators.co.nz Phone (03) 339 7915
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: Breakfast and lunch 7am to 2.30pm Dinner 5.30 to late close
235 Riccarton Road www.stellarrestaurant.co.nz LICENSED
Reservations Phone : 03 3456 888
COOKAI Gold Fusion Cuisine
EVEREST INDIAN RESTAURANT
Where West Meets East, Cookai Gold Fusion is a new cutting edge concept in dining out. The expert chef cooks an amazing menu that consists of dishes that have an Asian twist. We are a small exclusive and stylish venue, the perfect place to take that special someone. Our menu sports a range of exciting options. From Takoyaki Octopus Balls to Flintstone Steak a 380 gram ribeye steak, cooked to your liking with the sauce of your choice. For dessert the Mini Melts Pure Icecream, blended with high tech equipment that locks in the avour. We welcome you to come and enjoy an evening with us.
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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 avours 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.
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: Tues-Sat 4-6pm All Beer & House Wine $5 Available for functions Breakfast Lunch Dinner
493 Papanui Road Papanui, Christchurch
FULL LICENSED firstname.lastname@example.org www.rocksaltcafe.co.nz 7 Normans Rd Open 7 Days: Tue-Sat 8am-10pm Sun-Mon 8am-3pm
Phone (03) 366 8688
Phone: (03) 355 5299
Open Monday-Saturday 5pm-10pm
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 and 60 Queenspark Drive, Parklands bishnu.kaﬂe@yahoo.co.nz www.everestindianrestaurant.co.nz Phone: 943 2110 Woolston & 383 6263 Parklands
FUSION @ THE ASIATIQUE SYDENHAM
Special St Patrick's Day Menu Famous for its delicious home-style cuisine with attention to avour. Family friendly with Kids Play area and Menu. Menus to suit all tastes including vegetarian and Gluten- Free. Ideal for functions and celebrations for up to 250 guests A separate Bar with Sky Sports and Outdoor area
Asian street food at its best Set your taste buds to 'bam!' when dining at Fusion @ the Asiatique which, true to its name, serves up a killer mix of Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese. Sydenham's latest, this fusion hybrid hot house focuses on fresh, tasty and Like us on nutritious food in super comfy surrounds.
Northwood Supa Centre 548 Main North Road www.caesars.co.nz
50 Wordsworth St Sydenham Open Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Phone: (03) 323 5420
Phone: (03) 365 0163
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CAESARS FAMILY RESTAURANT & BAR
OPEN DAILY Lunch 11am-4pm & Dinner from 4pm
Lunch specials: Takeaway only $7.95 / Dine-in only $9.95
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THE SQUARE RESTAURANT & BAR Serving fresh, local produce with a Kiwiana air in a modern and charming atmosphere – The Square Restaurant’s a la carte lounge offers semi formal dining in contemporary surroundings – great for business dining or entertaining family & friends. From fancy cocktails, local & international beer to an extensive wine selection – The Square Bar offers a relaxing environment with comfortable chairs, a at screen television and re place.
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Opposites attract Blueberries and corn salsa? Blueberry pizza with honeyed goat cheese and prosciutto? These odd pairings may seem out of the ordinary, but are sure to leave your tastebuds tingling with their quirky, but delicious, avour collisions.
Blueberry & Corn Salsa Ingredients 1 punnet fresh blueberries 1½ C corn kernels (fresh or grilled) ¼ C diced cucumber ¼ C diced red onion 1 Tbsp diced jalapenos, seeds and ribs removed juice of 1 fresh lime 1 Tbsp fresh chopped coriander (or basil or parsley) salt and pepper to taste Directions 1. Toss the blueberries, corn, cucumber, red onion and jalapenos together in a large bowl. 2. Add the lime and coriander, toss again and season to taste with salt and pepper. 3. Refrigerate. Best eaten same day it's made.
Blueberry Creamsicles Ingredients 2 C frozen blueberries ½ cup frozen strawberries (partially defrosted) 1 C plain low fat yoghurt ¼ C sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp lemon zest 1/3 C cream Directions 1. Put berries and yoghurt into a blender and mix. 2. Add sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest and blend further until mixed. 3. Whip cream until soft peaks form. Fold into blueberry yogurt mixture. 4. Pour blueberry mixture into small popsicle containers. 5. Freeze for 1 hour until mixture is lightly frozen. Put wooden sticks or plastic spoons in mixture. 6. Let freeze for several more hours before eating. Enjoy!
Blueberry Pizza with Honeyed Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Ingredients ½ C goat cheese 2 Tbsp honey 3 atbreads (naan/pita) ½ pint fresh blueberries 4-5 slices thinly shaved prosciutto 3 tsp fresh thyme leaves Directions 1. Preheat oven to 220C. In a bowl, combine goat cheese and honey until well blended. 2. Place atbread on a baking sheet and spread the goat cheese evenly on top, then add the fresh blueberries. 3. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until the atbread is toasted and the blueberries softened. 4. Remove from the oven and add prosciutto and 1 teaspoon of thyme to each pizza. Slice and serve.
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Yellow fever The entrance to your home should be like putting on your best dress. It's the rst glimpse of the home within, and when you open your front door to guests your entrance and hall should scream welcome!
ighlight your front door so visitors can nd it easily with welldened access from the street. The front door is a great place to test out bold colour, or at least a contrasting colour to your exterior palette. Hallways can be tricky spaces to work with, and aren't always as proportionally grand as we would like them to be. When it comes to decorating a hallway, treat it with just as much importance as any other part of the house. These types of transitional spaces are the perfect places to be bold and condent – to be creative with colour and pattern, to experiment, and make big statements with paint, wallpaper, artworks and lighting. Avoid recessed lighting in a long hallway; this type of space lends itself perfectly to at least two hanging pendants, which will be a much more eye-catching alternative. If your hall is long, consider painting the end wall in a darker colour so it seems closer. If your hall is narrow, paint the side walls lighter so it seems wider.
Want more inspiration? A new series of handy Style Guides is available free in store at Resene ColorShops and online at resene.co.nz. Compiled by leading interior stylist LeeAnn Yare and photographer Larnie Nicolson, they show you how to achieve popular decorating looks with inspirational photos, expert advice and paint colour suggestions. For more information head to LeeAnn Yare on facebook or pick up a copy of LeeAnn and Larnie's new interiors book Rooms to Love at collected.co.nz.
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Antique & vintage pieces to covet
Reincarnation, that quirky emporium situated in a cavernous old factory at 350 Port Hills road, has evolved into a furniture and homeware showroom like no other in the city. Still overowing with original and desirable antique and vintage and giftware items large and small, exciting new furniture lines are arriving from near and far over the next few months.
ust launched to the world is Chisel & Vice, a line of bespoke furniture designed and handcrafted by Jacob-Skye Thomson, talented son of Reincarnation founder Sheila Thomson and her furniture maker husband. Solid oak and smooth steel, with strong clean lines and beautifully crafted nishes, it is both substantial and functional - industrial chic with a difference. The range includes dining furniture, cupboards, desks suitable for home or commercial ofces, and even a free standing kitchen island on steel castors. In fact, anything your heart or home desires. Each item is made to order and lovingly handcrafted. “I enjoy using the raw materials, and I put an emphasis on design and functionality,” says Jacob, who has a factory behind the showroom. “Each piece is a combination of different textures, styles and materials. It evokes a sense of longevity. It's ageless.” It is
also proudly locally made, with every component sourced from AVID within about two kilometres of Jacob-Syke Thomson the factory. FRANCOPHILES The Chisel & Vice range WILL BE EXCITED includes a stunning handpicked by Sheila,” TO LEARN THAT A collection of industrial Jacob says. Also arriving are CONTAINER LOAD OF lighting in copper, brass beautiful French beds and GENUINE FRENCH and glass, many with the bed linens. Perfect when new-look exposed mixed with a glittering vintage ANTIQUES IS laments bulbs. Combine or modern chandelier from ARRIVING IN these with vintage look, Reincarnation's eclectic APRIL. distressed cigar-leather selection and complemented by furniture – a chaise longue, club a few pieces of vintage or antique chair or chestereld - and you have china, crystal or silverware. a look that is both timeless and very “now”. Whether your taste is for industrial chic, old Meanwhile, avid Francophiles and those who English country, or ornate and pretty French – prefer “pretty” will be excited to learn that a or a clever combination thereof, at container load of genuine French antiques is Reincarnation you are sure to be inspired. arriving in April. It includes ornate armoires, Visit Chisel & Vice and Reincarnation on tables, religious statues, paintings and more. facebook and Chisel & Vice on “They are all real antiques and every piece was www.chiselandvice.co.nz.
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Moving right along… Summer seems like it'll last forever, but the dark mornings tell us otherwise, and for gardeners that's good news.
t means lots of new stock arriving at Terra Viva Home & Garden including hundreds of fresh camellias, a big range of spring-owering bulbs, from scented freesias, to daffodils, to exotic tulips, and in the not-too-distant future all the roses, hellebores, and new season's trees. Autumn is perfect for sowing new lawns or renovating existing ones, which includes feeding, spraying for weeds and fungal problems, and scarifying if necessary. Call in and talk to Tracey at Terra Viva about any lawn issues you may have. And now is the time to stroll around the garden with a notebook, critique the garden, and write down the changes you want to make this spring. Perennials can be trimmed and tidied, and it's a good idea to mark them with a small stake to avoid plunging a spade through them in winter. Want to grow your own organic fertiliser in the vegetable garden? Now is the time to plant 'green crops' of mustard, blue lupins, and garden barley, all of which are soil nitrogen-xers. Autumn is the time to plant for winter – it's easy with pansies, polyanthus, primulas, and violas. And now is the time to plant winter vegetables to grow them to a good size before the cold temperatures and short days arrive.
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The tools for self expression Classes at local art school and café, Art Metro, are far from typical. Here, you won't nd a group of frustrated students all painting the same tired vase of owers, sneaking peeks at their neighbours' canvasses for comparison. Livia Dias
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hat you will nd are highly qualied tutors providing individual tuition to a small but diverse group of students painting an equally diverse range of subjects. Unlike conventional art schools, at Art Metro there is no prescribed course of study. Each student gets the advice and guidance they need to reach their own artistic potential. The environment is informal and supportive – and that's what keeps people coming back week after week, and some for many years. Meet the teachers Livia Dias is a well-established artist who has exhibited internationally. Her preferred medium is oil but she also enjoys expressing herself in acrylic as well. “I began drawing and painting at the age of 13 in my home country, Brazil. My passion hasn't stopped since.
Wayne Seyb “My style incorporates Old Masters techniques learnt under the tutelage of my uncle, a professional artist and art tutor. I draw my inspiration from New Zealand's scenery, animals and children and explore light, colour and spontaneity.”
Wayne Seyb studied art in Dunedin and has exhibited throughout New Zealand and in Europe, and has travelled extensively to view and study art. "Painting is a very intuitive activity. It is a good way of looking at something and seeing things in a new way. I am particularly interested in exploring the way nature is experienced individually. “I want to give people the tools for self-expression. I believe that painting is a very organic process and that trusting in the process of painting leads to good results.” For more information including class schedules, enjoy a coffee at the on-site café and watch a class in action. Alternatively, visit www.artmetro.co.nz or call (03) 354 4438.
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Insurance Rebuilds: the silver lining External affairs with Tim Goom
With the recent passing of the fourth anniversary of the February earthquake, many are just now nalising their claims with EQC or insurers for earthquake damage. It has been a long arduous road for many, however once you nd yourself at the point of reaching agreement around what your rebuild or repairs may look like, you are also potentially entering the most creative and exciting stage of the process!
hether it is a rebuild on your existing land, repairing your existing house and land or building a new house on a new section, each scenario presents you with an opportunity to create or reinvent your perfect outdoor lifespaceTM.
Who covers what? Generally household insurance policies will cover driveways, fencing, paths, paving and swimming pools. Some insurance policies may also include a landscaping allowance which can be used for softscaping. EQC covers the land under your house, within 8 metres of your house and the land your access way is built on up to 60 metres. Since Canterbury’s quakes, many quantity surveyors have been hard at work providing independent advice on the costings and scopes of work generated by insurers for building repairs and rebuilds. However a quantity surveyor can also make assessments in relation to landscaping, providing assurance that your insurer has got it right. Everyone knows of someone for whom a quantity surveyor has arrived at signicantly different conclusions (and costings!) to their insurer in relation to house repairs. This can be equally applicable to landscaping, particularly if the repair strategy for the landscaping has been formulated without specialised knowledge and expertise in all the areas of hard and soft landscape works.
Seek advice early! While it is undoubtedly vital to choose carefully the builder you engage to repair your home, it is equally important to take advice from a landscape architect before commencing your landscape works. Often the contract you enter in to with your builder will include provision for hardscaping. Without the input of a landscape architect, patios, paths and decks will be positioned in the most cost effective position without consideration of the implications for the design and aesthetic of your outdoor areas. Involving a landscape architect from the outset will ensure that the design concept for the building and the landscaping will work together in synergy and maximise the impact of your budget.
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We have had a number of concerned clients make contact at the point when the build is complete and the driveway is about to be constructed as part of the scope of works. At this point clients may realise they would like to consider a greater range of options for their hardscaping than might be offered by a builder. Work is then halted so the outdoor spaces can be designed by a landscape architect. To ensure a seamless process, it makes sense to engage your landscape architect at the same time as your builder and architect. In doing so you are much more likely to achieve your desired outcome with better design, less stress and greater efciency. Having those involved in the design and construction of your repair/rebuild simultaneously ensures far better communication and sharing of information between all involved.
An opportunity A rebuild or new build provides a clean slate to rethink the design of your outdoor spaces specic to your needs and lifestyle and to integrate your indoor and outdoor lifespacesTM. Alternatively, If your home is being repaired, this will present wonderful opportunities to make changes, big or small, which will vastly improve your enjoyment of your outdoor areas and the overall value of your property.
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By Cheryl Colley Unique Indian statue, available from Bali Hai Imports.
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here are sure to be plenty more lovely sunny days ahead to enjoy your home outdoor environment. And right now is the perfect time to either replace or add to your outdoor furniture. Why? Because Kenneally Timber Products have a clearance sale on all their remaining summer stock of quality Kwila furniture. Every item is discounted. The deluxe sun-lounger complete with side trays for your drink, book or magazines is reduced by 40% - from $575 to $345. There are also enticing discounts on Kenneally's popular English garden benches and on their large round dining tables and rectangular coffee tables. But stock is limited. Kwila is a wonderfully easy material to have in your outdoor environment. You can leave it to silver off, or if you wish to maintain the original reddish brown colour of the timber, you can simply apply a coat of oil. All the furniture comes with a ď€ ve-year guarantee. Kenneally Timber Products are located at the corner of Wrights and Old Main North roads, Kaiapoi. Phone (03) 327 2050.
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indsor Gallery has been involved in the picture framing business in Christchurch for more than a century. Their skill is in their ability to enhance the look of any picture through the selection of the perfect frame. Owner Philip Wynands says, “We like to spend time with our customers to get that selection right. A frame is an investment and there are many different styles, colours and techniques so our job is to help people nd the right solution - framing our customers can be proud of.” Besides their professional framing services Windsor Gallery offers original artworks as well as a comprehensive print selection, both in store and through their web-site - www.windsorgallery.co.nz. Now they also offer a new service - custom-made mirrors. Windsor Gallery is located at 3/1008 Ferry Road in Ferrymead, opposite Countdown. Their opening hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 1pm. Phone 366 0724.
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Designs for your outdoor space Torlesse Outdoor Synthetic Chair $666.00 from Woven Veranda. One of the many pieces offered on display. At Kirwee Field Days 25-27 March. www.wovenveranda.co.nz or 03 3183636.
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arden Classics is a local business that prides itself on working with their customers to create special feature pieces for any garden – from water features, custom concrete outdoor tables to modern designed planters and garden art. “Everything we make is with great care and consideration at our factory on Fitzgerald Avenue here in Christchurch,” says Richard McKendry. “You can't get any better than locally made. We stand by our workmanship, so if there are any concerns we are always able to help.” Much of Garden Classics work is made to order, with many of their customers looking for something unique which reects their style, colour scheme and complements their outdoor living space. “We often mix and match from our product range, as well as work with customers on new designs creating a very special custom look,” says Richard. Contact Garden Classics on (03) 377 8801, drop into their store at 302 Fitzgerald Avenue or view www.gardenclassics.co.nz.
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HOME The natural beauty, colour and scent of owers inspire creativity. Alongside the huge range of oral designs available from the team at Court Florist, you can now nd a select group of artists featured in store.
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e will be featuring a different artist every two to three months,” says Peter from Court Florist. New Zealand's renowned bird artist, Janet Marshall, is currently exhibiting both her botanical and bird works in the store. She is also designing a range of gift and greeting cards for Court Florist, offering the perfect nishing touch to their ower arrangements. Additionally, Court Florist will stock exclusive jewellery designs from jewellery artist Koji Miyazaki from Form Gallery; these will be arriving over the next month and are stunning oral themed pieces inspired by the store itself and its owers. You can visit Court Florist at 143 Victoria Street or www.courtorist.co.nz, or give Peter, Kristine, Kelly or Amii a call on (03) 379 8255 or 0800 800 210.
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Shutter out the cold Canterbury winters have a predictable way about them and all signs usually point to chattering teeth and quavering knees. With warm homes the perfect antidote SHUTTERS for a case of the winter ARE A blues, it's par for the chilly course to look FLATTERING FIXTURE at what we're doing FOR ANY HOME AS WELL to insulate and AS BEING VERY EFFECTIVE weatherproof our IN REDUCING HEAT LOSS homes.
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ith winter fast approaching Cantabrians are looking to Kiwala Interiors to help them bunker down and beautify their homes at the same time. It's kind of a double winter whammy that enables a fresh aesthetic and the chance to ensure families stay warm and dry during the colder temperatures. Award winning Kiwala Interiors has established an enviable reputation in the residential market, which has been heightened by the founder/operator Kim Gavin's professional prowess in the world of design. Kiwala Interiors gives homes the look and feel they deserve with its nous for decoration that won't break the bank. Right now the business is spoiling clients for choice with a compelling range of window nishes. “With winter approaching it's vital to think about the best options for windows – studies show glazing is often the weakest link when it comes to winter heat loss. Between 21-30% of heat loss is through windows as the heat moves towards the cold,” Kim says. “As the heat reaches the window it cools,
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Barriers to innovation The do's and don'ts of designing public buildings are limiting our chances for forward thinking design, architect Cymon Allfrey explains… Cymon Allfrey
We were recently invited to contribute to a tender. It is a site of signicance because of its location in part of the city that we, as the public, have elevated onto a pedestal through the formulation of our City Plan. From the Share An Idea campaign it was identied that we wanted a greener more compact city, one with better urban spaces, one which embraced innovation and one which grouped users in a logical way; ideas resulted in the 'frame' and precincts to deliver this vision.
INNOVATION REQUIRES IMAGINATION, TIME, ENERGY AND LATERAL THINKING.
he documentation to tender itself was around forty pages in length, a signicant addition to the connes already placed on the site by the City Plan. What the tender document does is put a box around the site. While rules and the maximum standards are prescribed in the City Plan, the tender document takes it a step further developing a set of minimum standards including height and width, minimum footprint, the prescriptive use, how the building will engage with other sites, where the car park might be, how quickly the design and construction will be undertaken and so forth. In an aesthetic manner, while required by the tender document to design a 'landmark building', creativity and innovation is suppressed by the prescriptive measures. Innovation isn't achieved through the depth of someone's pocket but by how wide and open their eyes are. Innovation requires
imagination, time, energy and lateral thinking about how to challenge the 'normal', not necessarily to comply with it. An over thought prescriptive approach puts the blinkers on. In this case the opportunity is lost to achieve what we, as a city, wanted in the rebuild. It is taking away the discussions around landmark buildings that we can be proud of and places too many connes around what is allowed to be achieved. Landmark buildings are those buildings which polarise and energise debate. Internationally every great city has them. They create a stir in their day but with hindsight bring a respect for their forward thinking. What happens through prescription is a loss of innovation, it takes away the opportunity to be inventive. Every corner should have the chance to be unique, to be a landmark, and be unlimited by the barriers to innovation. www.caarc.co.nz
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Savvy homeowners and investors have long recognised that Kiwis' main means of saving is paying off their mortgages. Another achievable means of growing wealth is by subdividing larger properties. Be it to sell off a part of a section, build upon it for rental income, or increase property capital, there are numerous subdivision choices.
urvus Consultants has been working with many homeowners who are rebuilding and several are taking the opportunity to subdivide their sections into smaller lots. "Previously the homes were positioned in a way that subdivision wasn't possible. But repositioning the new home during the rebuild process, means people can subdivide," says Hamish Frizzell, Survus Consultants managing director. There is also increasing demand for larger rural blocks to be subdivided into l ifestyle
Its exceptional relationship with all local councils means property owners can breathe easy and leave it to the experts. "Having accurate, correct site survey information at the beginning of a project ensures the process runs smoothly." Hamish says this is especially important in ood management areas, where land has experienced lateral movement or where there are tight building envelopes. If you are looking to create secure, new titles to help grow wealth, contact Sur vus Consultants for the right professional information. Go to www.survus.co.nz or call 0508 787 887.
blocks, and with some of the district councils' new provisions, this is becoming more achievable in certain areas. To maximise investment, information is the key ingredient. Survus Consultants comes into its own here as it is large enough to employ a good number of highly qualied professionals, yet small enough to be personally involved in each project. Its work includes surveying urban and rural subdivisions, resource consent applications, redening boundaries in earthquake damaged areas, as well as setting out new houses and
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Renovate or move? Median house prices in Christchurch are rising steadily, placing enormous pressure on potential buyers. So before you start pouring over the real estate glossies, it's worth asking whether joining the real estate rat race is really the best option.
or an increasing number of savvy homeowners, buying in the current market just doesn't make nancial sense. Instead, they are opting to spend the money that would otherwise go on agents' fees, legal bills and inated house prices, on renovating their existing homes. To ensure the process runs smoothly – on time, on budget and hassle-free – they are turning to renovation specialists Innovate Renovate. Joint owner, Adrian Bradley says, “We see it a lot. People love their area but they want to
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“WHETHER YOU JUST WANT A LEAKY TAP FIXED OR A WHOLE NEW KITCHEN OR LIVING EXTENSION, WE CAN DO IT ALL.”
update their home or they want more space. For the amount money they would have to spend to buy a new house, we can do amazing things to transform a home.” Innovate Renovate takes all the hassle out of renovating – they have been doing it for over 50 years. “Whether you just want a leaky tap xed or a whole new kitchen or living extension, we can do it all. We have a team of tried and trusted contractors and are committed to providing an extremely high level of service regardless of the cost of the job.” Adrian and his team also understand what it
is like to live through a renovation. “We do everything we can to minimise disruption. We've renovated our own homes and know how frustrating it is when essential services aren't functioning. “We also ensure that the job is nished – all the paint work is done, the ttings and xtures are in and everything is working as it should be. We'll never leave a job that's not nished to a standard that we would expect for ourselves.” For more information about how Innovate Renovate could transform your home, visit www.innovaterenovate.co.nz or call 351 7039.
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