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ast time I flew into Christchurch from overseas I was greeted with an air bridge featuring all-over imagery of a native forest in Fiordland, accompanied by distinctive birdsong and scents – it immediately reminded me of a moment in time trekking the Hollyford Track. There are a number of themed air bridges including the Mackenzie Night Sky, the West Coast, Kaikoura, Abel Tasman, Fiordland, a Canterbury sheep farm, the Mackenzie country and a Marlborough vineyard. Visitors walk from their planes through the air bridges and apparently many go directly to the travel information desk to ask how to get to the place they've just sampled! It has just been announced that the Chinese New Year sparked a big jump in visitors from China in February, in fact the numbers doubled on February last year and total visitor arrivals are up 14 percent (hitting 343,500) compared to the same time last year. Given that the increase of visitors from China has been influenced by the timing of Chinese New Year, which is a popular time to travel, and the fact that this year is the Chinese Year of the Sheep, I am sure Christchurch Airport would have rolled out the Canterbury sheep farm bridge along with the associated sounds of baaing and, I guess, the scents of the farmyard! Whilst charming for the Chinese, I can only imagine the jokes the bridge evokes from Aussie arrivals, and I have to say that one time when I arrived to the sheep bridge I felt like I was being herded into a pen. But good on the airport for the bold variety of themed bridges, they certainly get people talking and their first impressions of the country are no doubt ones of intrigue. Charter flights from China arriving in February were also very popular, and as visitors walked into the specially decorated terminal they were welcomed with performances by the Christchurch Pops Choir and the opportunity to have a photo taken with a Canterbury sheep! The Year of the Sheep (or goat or ram as it is variously named) is a favourite year for the Chinese, sheep being among the animals that they like most. Sheep are, they say, gentle and calm, useful for their fleece, soft, white and cute. Chinese astrologists say the Year of the Sheep follows a tumultuous Year of the Horse, and heralds a calmer atmosphere. Apparently last year was the Horse's year to gallop and take off, and this year will be the year for contemplating and appreciating what has already been accomplished; to think about bringing goodness to others, to take a deep breath and calmly look at what's ahead. A steady path, generosity, and keeping the peace are this year's mantra, they say.

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The New Zealand Dance Company's Australasian tour of Rotunda is coming to the Air Force Museum in Christchurch on Friday 27 March.

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eaturing the New Zealand Army Band, Rotunda is a tribute to the Centenary of the WW1 ANZAC landing at Gallipoli. Created by the company's Artistic Director and Arts Laureate Shona McCullagh in collaboration with NZDC dancers and celebrated singer, songwriter and composer Don McGlashan as Musical Director, Rotunda is a beautiful collision of a live brass band with the raw power of contemporary dance. After Christchurch the tour continues on to Dunedin, before concluding its Auckland season on Anzac Day at the Aotea Centre with North Shore Brass. The tour then continues across the Tasman throughout May, with performances in Adelaide, Melbourne, Parramatta and Geelong. Full ticketing information is available at www.nzdc.org.nz.

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Cycling the vineyards Ride 'Marlborough's Golden Mile' is a new initiative aimed at promoting cycling between neighbouring cellar doors in the Rapaura/Renwick area. It connects 10 cellar doors within 6kms.

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he destinations are: Hans Herzog, Vines Village (Eradus Wines, Fudge Factory), No1 Estate, Giesen Wines, Wairau River Wines, Forrest Wines, Framingham Wines, Gibson Bridge Wines, and Seresin Wines. The concept was conceived by cycling enthusiast Jeff Fulton from The Vines Village, a bike-friendly destination set among surrounding Marlborough cellar doors and surrounded by straight flat roads. “We are working as a collective of neighbouring cellar doors, accommodation and bike hire businesses to actively promote the Rapaura/Renwick area as a cycle friendly destination. We are all open 12 months of the year. As Marlborough is consistently one of the top recipients of maximum annual sunshine hours we see winter cycling as an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the province,� Fulton said. Bikes can be hired from businesses on site at The Vines Village and range from BMX's to euro-cruisers.

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An exciting year ahead By Rachel Smith

The year is set to be an exciting one for The Russley Village. The Russley will be rolling out their new apartment complexes, beginning with the three storey Rolleston complex in May.

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“This his is setting a new benchmark for apartment living in Christchurch,” says Nola Lamb, with the spacious apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms. Spaciousness is key in the apartments, and for all residential areas at The Russley Village. The living spaces are warm, light and generously sized, as are the bedrooms and bathrooms. Careful thought has been put into the selection of designs to allow each home to suit individual needs, with third bedroom spaces easily used as either an office or an additional living space. They also all have outdoor space, be it a balcony or garden area, with underground parking and storage facilities. “Demand has been strong for the apartments, with only a limited number available,” says Nola. Many residents will be moving in as soon as the Rolleston complex is completed in May, with the adjoining Bealey complex set to open at the end of October.

Nola likens the planned Russley Homestead, which will be under construction during the year, to that of a Country Club. It will provide the ideal space for social gatherings, including a dining area, bar, library, sports room, a wellness centre, and a cinema on the second floor - it will also be directly linked with the apartment complexes. Nola greets residents by name as she walks through the village. There are smiles on all the faces as residents enjoy a relaxed stroll through the award winning garden, perhaps stopping to work in the community vegetable garden or for a chat with friends. Nola suggests this is the best way to experience what The Russley Village has to offer – to view the luxurious apartments and take a leisurely wander through the gardens for yourself. Contact The Russley Village on (03) 982 8280 or visit them on www.russleyvillage.co.nz for more information.

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FIVE MINUTES by Angela Bennett

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ew Zealand Army Band Master – Staff Sergeant Phillip Johnston who was born in Christchurch, brought up in Blenheim and once again lives in Christchurch, has achieved the title of Champion Bb Bass Player of New Zealand 20 times, and the coveted Brass Bands Association of New Zealand Champion of Champions soloist three times in his playing career. He was also awarded first place at the prestigious Ern Kellar International Brass Musician of the Year. Many Cantabrians will remember his superb performance playing Flight of the Bumble Bee on EB Bass at the 2013 Classical Sparks and others may have seen him as far afield as the Edinburgh Tattoo, the International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi and the Rugby World Cup campaign in various stadiums around New Zealand in 2011 as the Drum Major of the NZ Army Band. I caught up with this talented man to find out a little more about his musical career and what's involved in being a Band Master…

How old were you when you discovered your love of music and when did you first join a brass band? I was about seven when I first remember picking up a brass instrument. My father was the musical director of the local band (Blenheim Municipal, now Marlborough District Brass). Where did you envisage your musical talents would take you in terms of career? Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper I always envisaged myself joining the NZ Army band. Although this did not happen initially as they did not have any vacancies. I then decided to join the Royal NZ Navy band. Once a vacancy became available I transferred into the Army band. 10 March 26, 2015 Metropol

What does a Band Master do? The Bandmaster's job is to train the band, ensuring they are performing to the highest standard. Managing 36 musicians can be quite challenging, as this includes not only musicianship, but also career and personal development, welfare and military requirements.

What instruments do you play and why did you focus on those choices? I learnt to play the cornet when I was seven, then I progressively moved to larger instruments like the Flugel Horn, Tenor Horn then Bb Tuba. My father played the Bb Tuba and my brother who is also in the Army Band plays it. When did you join the NZ Army and in what capacity? After completing my three months' naval basic training in Devonport in 1996, I joined the Royal NZ Navy band before transferring into the NZ Army Band in 1997. Who has inspired you in your somewhat unusual career? I have many people who have inspired me. When I first started playing, my father did for sure. Then as I moved away from Blenheim down to Christchurch before joining the Defence Force: Ken Smith (Musical Director of Woolston Brass in the '90s) and Kevin Jarrett (Musical Director of the National Band of NZ multiple times) had big impacts on my musical career.

The NZ Army Band is classed as one of the best in the world how do you come up with the quirky moves and inspirational performances that are its signature trademark? I would like to take credit for our marching displays but this is our Drum Major's job. Everyone has the opportunity to put forward their ideas to him and he will either go with them or not. As you can imagine there are always plenty of ideas thrown into the mix. Our DM has the job of putting the choreography together. The band has an international reputation as one of the finest marching bands in the world, how much time do you put in to rehearsing for an event? When rehearsing for a marching display we can spend up to six hours a day five days a week preparing. The band prides itself on its worldwide reputation and does not take it for granted. Which are some of your stand out performances and why? There are so many… performing at the Edinburgh military Tattoo four times. Being selected for four National Bands of NZ and participating at various festivals and championships around the world. Conducting the NZ Army Band's 50th anniversary concert last year, plus many more.


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How many musicians are in the NZ Army Band and how many different instruments are played? There are 36 members in the NZ Army Band and there are up to 18 instruments involved in the band. What is your favourite genre of music to perform? I enjoy listening to all types of music - jazz, swing, pop, orchestral and brass music as I believe this is an important part in being a musician. The New Zealand Army Band is next performing at Rotunda in Christchurch, a tribute to the Centenary of the WW1 ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, what do you have in store for the audience? The Rotunda show is something very, very special. I had never been exposed to contemporary dance before. All I can say is it is very moving, with world class dancers and great

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music. If you get the opportunity to see the show, you shouldn't miss it for the world. On a more personal note, if you could go back and tell your teenage self something what would it be? Take all the opportunities presented to you and try to have as few regrets as possible. What were you doing the last time the thought went through your mind, “I shouldn't be doing this”? I would rather not say. As you grow older, you grow wiser!

What would you like to see in the 'new' Christchurch? A space that we can enjoy as a family. A world class auditorium and a multipurpose international sports complex similar to QEII. What one book would you encourage everyone to read? All Blacks Don't Cry by John Kirwan. What is one thing that Metropol readers would be surprised to know about you? I have a huge passion for golf. I try and get out as often as possible.

What is your proudest achievement? Proudest moment – having my two wonderful daughters. After that being part of the wonderful NZ Army Band.

What are you like at parties? I love social gatherings and I enjoy the opportunity to meet new people.

Which is your favourite café, bar or restaurant in Canterbury? Coffee Culture, Colombo Street.

What's next on the wish list? My wish is for my daughters Bailey and Zoe to grow up and fulfil their ambitions.

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More to Tai Tapu than There's more to Tai Tapu than meets the eye when you're driving through to Akaroa.

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n the way, many people are familiar with the Rossendale winery, while the Raspberry Café and berry farm is another popular stopover place, but there is more going on around Tai Tapu itself that can keep you there for several hours. Admittedly, I had not stopped off at Tai Tapu since the earthquakes, so it seemed a rather special occasion to go there recently for the opening of the Christmas Curiosity Cabinet art exhibition at the Longueville Gallery.

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Longueville Gallery The wide range of quirky art on exhibition there included work by Demamia Lloyd Harris, Blanche Fryer and Katrina Perano. What really surprised me, however, was the large number of interesting people who had managed to make their way to this out-of-theway gallery, at 82 Otahuna Road, that evening. It was a real pleasure to have a chat to people like Donna Demente, whose work is also included in the exhibition, and who had travelled all the way from Oamaru; 15-year-old artist extraordinaire Henry Turner, who was there with his mother; metal sculptor David Lloyd; and even the Wizard of New Zealand and Alice. I could not resist asking the Longueville Gallery owners, Sharon and Ian Ovenden, how

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Ian and Sharon Ovenden all these people had managed to know about the exhibition. “It's a matter of getting the right people in the right place. We've got an extremely interesting bunch of artists who exhibit here,” said Sharon. “Word's got out that we do something different in art at our eclectic, wide-ranging gallery, and we certainly do as well as other

art galleries. “It's a lot of fun. Why would we do it otherwise? It's important now that we have a bit of fun with our work. We get all sorts of people here and children also love to come here.” (Sharon uses the word, “fun”, remarkably often during conversation.) The appeal to children is reflected in the annual Art of Courage fund-raiser for the Child Cancer Foundation, which was recently held at the gallery. Artists donate original works to the event, which are then offered for sale through a $100 voucher system. The purchased vouchers are given to children between the ages of 4 and 14, who then make their own choice from the art work on offer. This is a child-only event, with no parents allowed in during the selection process. “The idea of children choosing their preferred piece using instinct only and with no concept of the investment value of certain artists appealed to me,” said Sharon. Longueville Gallery also holds art classes and has a gift shop filled with art-related goods ranging from pottery to wooden bowls, paintings and sculptures of birds and animals, bags and coloured boots.


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Lansdown House There's also a lot of other fun that can be had around Tai Tapu. The Raspberry CafĂŠ is the starting place for 3/4-hour walks around this beautiful district. Many cyclists also get off the main road there, ride through the surrounding landscape, often ending up at The Store cafe, in central Tai Tapu, for a revival coffee. Opposite The Store is Obelisk, with a wide range of solid home goods, ranging from heavy teak doors to architectural windows, sideboards, tables and candelabras. Not far away is bridal-wear designer Louise

Anderson; the Tai Tapu Carriage Company; The Company Shed, for gardenware and gifts. Tai Tapu artists include Jan Chaffey, Annabel Menzies-Joyce and Simon Kelly. Other places of interest include the Tai Tapu Library, which is recognised as a Building of National Significance; while both the Otahuna Lodge and the Frensham Gardens have been designated Gardens of National Significance. Named after a classic red rose, the Frensham country garden flows around a mellow brick residence in a sequence of carefully thought-out space. Broad steps lead

Tai Tapu Library up and out to lawns, relaxed colourful borders and a fine collections of trees, providing layers of light and shade to explore. There is certainly sufficient going on around Tai Tapu to keep you entertained for the best part of a day.

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Screen classics Putting spectacular cinema classics onto spectacular cinema screens is one of the great pleasures of the organisers of the New Zealand International Film Festival. Every winter they relish the challenge of breaking out the new. Walt Disney's Pinocchio and two very different Kubrick epics – Spartacus and 2001: A Space Odyssey – are coming to us in freshly minted studio digital transfers, while new digital restorations give us the best possible reason to celebrate A Hard Day's Night and Bertolucci's ravishing The Conformist. NZIFF Autumn Events in Christchurch will screen across three weekends in May at Hoyts Riccarton, starting on Saturday 2 May. For more information: www.nziff.co.nz.

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Local Christchurch actor Patrick Carroll took the lead in the opening play of the 2015 Auckland Arts Festival last week. Patrick played the lead role of Thomas Klopper in The Book Of Everything supported by a stellar cast including Rima Te Wiata, Jennifer Ward-Leyland and Olivia Tennet. The play was directed by Sophie Roberts. Patrick attended St Andrew's College, graduating in 2009 and went on to study drama at Toi Whakaari in Wellington.

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The ‘Oscars’ of interior design For the second year in a row Trenzseater's interior design work, directed by Ben Lewis, has been recognised internationally by an acclaimed judging panel for this year's Andrew Martin Interior Design Review book. This accolade is considered throughout the world as “the Oscars of the interior design industry” by the London Times. “We are privileged, once again, to be recognised as one of the top Interior Designers in the world to be featured in the 2015 book, and to be acknowledged alongside the ilk of previous winners including Kelly Hoppen, Thomas Pheasant, Michael Reeves and Axel Vervoordt to name just a few, is indeed an honour of the highest regard,” Ben Lewis said. The winner of this year's Andrew Martin Interior Design Review will be announced in spring, with the book being released soon after.


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The Ramada Suites Christchurch is now open. A new boutique four star hotel at 264266 Tuam Street it is offering a mix of 44 studios, one and two bedroom apartments. It will also feature an onsite café.

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Exciting line-up for local theatre This year marks Elmwood Players' 20th year in their current venue, the Elmwood Auditorium in Merivale, although they have been part of the community theatre scene since the late 1940s. The society prides itself in offering a variety of quality productions to Christchurch audiences. Current president Garry Thomas says, “We stage three adult productions and a children's production each year, along with a season of one-act plays that are also entered into the NZ Theatre Federation short play festival”.

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his year Elmwood Players will also be offering acting and directing workshops, facilitated by professional tutors. “We provided such workshops a few years back, and they have been very successful,” says Thomas. “It's all part of offering something to the community, and opportunities for those wanting to get involved in theatre.” And a new venture is also on the cards for this year, with a musical showcase that is currently in the early planning stages for Show Weekend. Following their successful first production this year “The Owl And The Pussycat”, the rest

of the year's productions have been finalised, with two dramas “The Hen Night Epiphany” and “Proof”; an adult comedy “Sex Cells” and a season of one acts “Some Like It Short”. The Hen Night Epiphany is the NZ premiere of an award winning play by Irish playwright Jimmy Murphy. When bride-to-be Una drags her two friends, her future mother-in-law and her fiancé's godmother to her newly purchased run-down shack (only 80 minutes from Dublin) for her hen night, an evening of bickering and revelation is on the cards. Murphy's script rests on this all-female dynamic to act as a vehicle

to tackle some of life's big issues. The real heart of the play isn't the overtly obvious subjects of abuse, promiscuity or relationship troubles, but the deep-rooted issues of loyalty, betrayal and acceptance. The Hen Night Epiphany plays at the Elmwood Auditorium, 31 Aikmans Rd, Merivale, 8 to 11 and 15 to 18 April (Wednesday to Saturday) at 7:30pm. Tickets: $20 waged/$17 unwaged. To book: phone (03) 355 8874 or book online at www.elmwood-players.org.nz.

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Stepping back: Christchurch A nostalgic exhibition by Christchurch Art Gallery is revealing the central city as it'll never be seen again.

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eaturing 76 black-and-white photographs taken between 1983 and 1987, David Cook: Meet Me in the Square is a visual, time-travel journey back into 1980s central Christchurch. “Punks, nuns, bell-ringers, schoolboys and cricket crowds make up some of the fascinating cultural commentary that is Meet Me in the Square,” says Christchurch Art Gallery director Jenny Harper.

“PUNKS, NUNS, BELL-RINGERS, SCHOOLBOYS AND CRICKET CROWDS MAKE UP SOME OF THE FASCINATING CULTURAL COMMENTARY THAT IS MEET ME IN THE SQUARE.”

All photographs by David Cook, Christchurch. Reproduced courtesy of the artist.

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“It's a vivid re-run of a period long before we experienced the earthquakes, capturing the mood of a city that's familiar, yet strangely unfamiliar,” she says. “As a student, then graduate, of the University of Canterbury's School of Fine Arts, David Cook wandered the streets at all times of day and night, finding new vantage points


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“IT'S A VIVID RE-RUN OF A PERIOD LONG BEFORE WE EXPERIENCED THE EARTHQUAKES, CAPTURING THE MOOD OF A CITY THAT'S FAMILIAR, YET STRANGELY UNFAMILIAR.”

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and meeting strangers. The camera was his licence to explore. “After the earthquake on 22 February 2011, David revisited that body of work, in a way rebuilding the city through his photographs. “I'm very pleased that we can share his work in Christchurch, particularly as this is

our last off-site exhibition before the Gallery's much-anticipated reopening in December.” To accompany the exhibition, Christchurch Art Gallery has also published a new book in collaboration wi th David Cook called Meet Me in the Square: Christchurch 1983–1987. The book features more than 75 double-page photographs from Cook's archive of more than 6,000 taken during the mid-1980s. David Cook is a photographer and lecturer at Massey University's College of Creative Arts, in Wellington. Most of his projects deal with contested space, community and ecology. He studied science and photography at the University of Canterbury, and fine arts at the Royal Melbourne Ins titute of Technology. David Cook: Meet Me in the Square is on display at 209 Tuam Street, Christchurch, until 24 May 2015. Entry is free. Opening times: 10am–5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am–4pm, Saturday and Sunday.

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estival Director, Jodi Wright is thrilled to be bringing the festival back to Christchurch's Arts Centre after five

years. “Audiences will have a feast of jazz and blues music to look forward to in this beautifully redesigned heritage setting. We can't wait to be back,� she says. Following extensive post-earthquake renovations, the newly opened 'The Gym' at the Arts Centre will play host to the Dormer Jazz Cabaret Club, featuring local and international stars every evening for two shows at 7pm and 9pm. It will also be the setting for Jazz for Lunch, daily at 1pm.

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FOLLOWING EXTENSIVE POST-EARTHQUAKE RENOVATIONS, THE NEWLY OPENED 'THE GYM' AT THE ARTS CENTRE WILL PLAY HOST TO THE DORMER JAZZ CABARET CLUB. Nathan Haines It will be the place for jazz, blues, soul and swing with For her first time in Swing 42, Fantine, Mary New Zealand, multiCoughlan and Nathan talented singer and Haines from 7 to 10 April. songwriter Fantine On Sunday 12 April there is performing will be a special Stu several shows at Buchanan Tribute with the festival, the Garden City Big including Jazz in Band at 1.30pm. the Cathedral at A legend of 20 years the Transitional and 10 albums, saxophonist Cathedral on 8 April, Nathan Haines is returning to with Oval Office at The Mary Coughlan Christchurch bringing his sevenBedford on 9 April, and at piece band and new sounds from his the Dormer Jazz Cabaret Club latest album, '5 a day'. Irish singer Mary at the Arts Centre on 10 April. Coughlan, a Christchurch favourite, has Another highlight for 2015 is the return also chosen the Cathedral to debut her new of a festival favourite, James Morrison, album 'Alchemists Gold'. presenting an A to Z of Jazz with the Jazz Dine is returning to The George Christchurch Symphony Orchestra hotel in 2015, matching the best Black (CSO) and special guest British vocalist Estate Wines with culinary delights and Hetty Kate. soulful sounds for three nights from 7 to 9 The Transitional Cathedral debuted as April. a stand-out festival venue last year, and For more information go to will be back for its second Jazz in the www.jazzbluesfestival.co.nz. Cathedral series.

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Emerging designers in Canterbury Fashion Week “We are delighted to incorporate into Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week (CFBW) this year an Emerging Designers competition,” says Denyse Saunders, founder and director of CFBW. “Secondary and tertiary students will show their creations alongside established designers and fashion retailers at the prestigious, world class, Canterbury Collections on Friday17 April at The Tannery.”

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“The he theme is Illuminating Fashion, in keeping with our association with Science Alive Celebration of Light and the worldwide organisation UNESCO, which we are extremely proud to be associated with this year,” explains Ms Saunders. “We are also raising funds to support UNESCO at the Canterbury Collections as they do so much for so many.” Secondary Students are able to create an entire garment or recycle fashion with the use of lights sewn into the garments in either the Contemporary Fashion section or the Avant-garde section. While the tertiary students will have their own three categories to choose from: Contemporary Fashion, Avant-garde or Body Art and Creative Fashion, all incorporating lighting into their creations. The finalists will show their creations as part of the Canterbury Collections, the highlight of CFBW 2015. “We are very excited about these categories and can't wait to see what they come up with. It will add to an already spectacular show at The Tannery,” says Ms Saunders. “The winners of each section will be announced on the night and judged by some experienced fashion industry representatives.” Designers and retailers that have been chosen to show at CFBW this season are: Alchemy Equipment, Annah Stretton, Clockwork Emporium, Ingrid Brook, Kilt, Melodie. M Inc, Morgan & Page, Pretty Things, Raw Nova, Red Button Design, Redhouse Boutique, Untouched World, Vintage Treasures, Willmott-Dalton Design and Zip Me Up, along with some visually exciting entertainment. For all CFBW information, ticket sales, and entry details go to www.cfbw.co.nz

“ILLUMINATING FASHION WILL ADD TO AN ALREADY SPECTACULAR SHOW AT THE TANNERY.”

Photos: Designer Melodie McColl who now shows in CFBW under her label Melodie M. Inc, received her start in the business when she won the Emerging Designers competition 10 years ago with Denyse Saunders Canterbury Collections at the then Christchurch Art Gallery. Photographer: www.foreveryoungphotography.co.nz

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“The un in association with Chris Lynch and NewstalkZB, each day for one week any female over the age of 18 years, who has been through a traumatic time due to the earthquakes and feels like she or her friend deserves some pampering, can enter by ringing Chris Lynch on air and explaining why they deserve to win, or they can email me at denyse@denysesaunders.com,” says Denyse Saunders, founder and director of CFBW. The overall winner of the CFBW Win A Makeover wins one of the amazing Annah Stretton Flip-it dresses that is two dresses in one and is 'oh so flattering' for all figure types, as well as indulging in a fabulous facial, hair and makeup styled by the award winning team at H & B Hair Art and Beauty salon in St Albans. Plus the winner will be able to take five years off her age when she has her teeth whitened by the amazing team at SparkleWhite valued at $599 and look even younger when she receives $800 worth of Botox® from one of New Zealand's most respected cosmetic and appearance medicine specialists, Dr Robert Beulink. 5 Then she (along with a friend) will step out like a queen with two VIP tickets to attend the fabulously glamorous Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week Canterbury Collections at The Tannery on Friday 17 April at 7pm where she can party with celebrities, VIPs, models and designers until the wee small hours. To enter the CFBW Win a Makeover go to www.cfbw.co.nz. To avoid disappointment reserve your seat or table now. Book your ticket online at www.cfbw.co.nz. Models: Denyse Saunders Model Management www.denysesaunders.com Hair & Makeup: H & B Hair Art & Beauty www.cthairart@clear.net.nz Photographer: Forever Young Photography www.foreveryoung.co.nz 1. Designer: Roz Willmott-Dalton Millinery Model: Brenna 2. Designer: Red Button Design Model: Brittany 3. Designer: Ingrid Brook Model: Jess 4. Designer: Pretty Things Model: Zara 5. Designer: Annah Stretton Model: Amelia - win an amazing Annah Stretton Flip-it dress Metropol March 26, 2015 25


Industrial precinct quirky For many, there's only one thing better than The Tannery in Christchurch, and that's The Tannery in Christchurch when there's a sale on. Being able to go one step further to say there are multiple sales coming, well, we're clearly hitting the most stylish jackpot ever.

THE TANNERY HAS A COMPELLING ENVIRONMENT THAT PROVIDES A SEAMLESS PATHWAY BETWEEN DINING, ENJOYING A VINO OR WHISKY ON THE ROCKS, AND PICKING OUT SOME STUNNING PURCHASES.

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nd that's exactly what's going to happen this Easter Holiday 2015 – selected retailers at The Tannery will be on sale with their already highly coveted pieces - giving shoppers some added encouragement and flexibility with their purchases. The Tannery has long been identified as one of Christchurch's stylish answers to its muchneeded retail needs – over 50 contemporary retailers and artisans from trades including fashion, homeware and gifts, hospitality – a delicate ssen and craft brewery offering along with restaurants and bars, and designs and arts retail.

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It is fortunate then for the shopaholics, slaves to seasonal trends, lovers of fabulous food, furnishings and fineries, and even the conservative buyers, that The Tannery's owner Alasdair Cassel's saw such tremendous potential in this vintage spot and has worked tirelessly to help it undergo a metamorphosis of epic proportions. Inspired by his own adventures in Sydney's Arcade, Cassel's vision took the once heavily industrial area that included eight wool scourers and seven tanneries, along with limekilns, timber yards and brick works, and made it a most di scerning commercial anchor. The Tannery has set a precedent for the


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Toi Toi are now complete) will put you through your shopping paces, all the while giving you a stunning industrial precinct with all its quirks and tasteful bells and whistles to admire along the way. The Tannery is a destination, not just a shopping experience – It has a compelling environment that

provides a seamless pathway between dining, enjoying a vino or whisky on the rocks, and picking out some stunning purchases for home or wardrobe with ranges and collections designed to help Cantabrians lift their style game – and then some. The Tannery is located at 3 Garlands Road, Woolston for more information go to www.thetannery.co.nz.

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By Rachel Smith

Eclectic mix of fashion treasure Vintage fabrics and high end label lines vie for your attention inside Recycle Boutique.

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e do lots of work to ensure that what's in store are only the best quality items,” says owner Hayley, with over 100 new pieces hitting the racks each

day. Hayley and her team collate a selection of high quality garments, with their Staff Picks Collection - an eclectic mix of some of the best pieces across a range of styles. “We're looking for those absolute treasures,” says Hayley. “To find those pieces that people will love.” These treasures may include an outfit your grandmoth er wore which has been hiding in the back cupboard, vintage pieces such as denim jackets, high-waisted pants, jumpsuits and dungarees, all of which are quickly picked up by their keen customers. Ever popular is their Wednesday sale, where pieces which are in their final seventh week in store make it to the $4.50 sale rack. With the coming winter season they are looking for winter pieces made from great quality fabrics, such as knits, merino and wool, and are always on the hunt for smart casual pieces to add to their menswear range. “The next few months are going to be very exciting for the store,” says Hayley, with ongoing work behind the scenes to continually improve their customer service as well as renovations to the store itself.

HAYLEY AND HER TEAM COLLATE A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY GARMENTS, WITH THEIR STAFF PICKS COLLECTION - AN ECLECTIC MIX OF SOME OF THE BEST PIECES ACROSS A RANGE OF STYLES.

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The edit: Ten key wardrobe essentials

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his autumn/winter sees UK based fashion retailer boohoo bring back 'The Edit' for its second season. 'The Edit' is a ten piece capsule collection that has been paired around the latest trends and has the staple items every girl needs for the colder months ahead.

The Autumn Winter Edit includes: - The waterfall jacket - The crombie coat - The denim shirt dress - The wide leg dungaree - The jean - The denim skirt - The duster coat - The fur stole - The roll-neck jumper - The shearling jacket

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By Samantha Bagrie

Simple sophistication Lynn Woods has inspired fashionistas with an edited selection of classic elegant styles ready to indulge in for autumn/winter 2015. Held at Belle interiors on Victoria Street, the Lynn Woods Fashion Show presented many top international labels including Day Birger et Mikkelsen, Camilla and Marc, and Paul and Joe little sister. It was a night of fun displaying Lynn's ambition to satisfy every customer's needs. There were many pieces to take you from workplace to night life...

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ynn Woods has recently had a change in direction with fresh new labels in time for winter. The show was a classy evening where simplistic styling made garments look sharp such as black pants, white shirt, jacket and boots - which are still essential looks for 2015. Trelise Cooper showed some beautiful winter coats with a diverse range of styles. There was lots of knitwear, and cashmere jumpers from Cable Melbourne, Carlson, Paul and Joe Little Sister and Standard Issue. Many sheer layering pieces can be worn with every collection in store such as the grey 'bubble trouble' cardigan teamed with a layering top with black pants and boots. There were many vibrant coloured dresses with sequinned patterns, and dresses that were simple in colours, such as camel teamed with a red scarf giving you that business style look which can be teamed with a great pair of heels or a sleek pair of black ankle boots. A Cooper wall pleat floral dress looked beautiful with camel ankle boots for those warm autumn sunny days.

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IT WAS A CLASSY EVENING WHERE SIMPLISTIC STYLING MADE GARMENTS LOOK SHARP SUCH AS BLACK PANTS, WHITE SHIRT, JACKET AND BOOTS - STILL ESSENTIAL LOOKS FOR 2015. Trelise Cooper has a beautiful range of patterned dresses with fantastic detailing. One of them was a Yoke back mountain dress which should be worn with pride with feather trimming, it's the dress to make grand entrances in and turn many heads. There were exquisite pieces from the label Day Birger et Mikkelsen with a black leather jacket worn with cashmere jumper, pants and boots, a short weave dress and a 'sight' pull over and Day Briton coat. Skirts are big this season, with the pencil skirt making a fashion statement. The classic white shirt from Camilla and Marc was a standout. Citizens of Humanity jeans showcased their skinny ankle and capri straight

leg jeans that can be matched with many tops and cashmere jumpers. Mild Red showed monochromatic designs and contemporary styling. To complement the garments there were many accessories on show with scarves, hats, handbags and jewellery. Throughout the show there was a vast array of winter colours and hues for anyone to find their key autumn and winter season looks, blacks and greys are still popular with different coloured textures of patterns coming through. Lynn Woods had a beautiful collection of timely elegant pieces that will make you stand out from the crowd this winter season and made us feel as though we were spoilt for choice.

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Thai massage the Thai way Healing body & mind Beauty Progress client, Hilary, was delighted with her Thai Massage Spa recently. “I LOVED this place so much that I couldn't wait to go back, so made another appointment before I left. The Thai massage was the best body massage I've ever experienced during the last 20 years. Being the massage and spa junky that I am, that's saying something because I've received massages at some of the most beautiful and exclusive spas around the world! Anne and Orn

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walked into Beauty Progress Thai Massage & Spa and immediately felt comfortable and welcome; it smelled good and was quiet with peaceful music playing. I was asked to ll out a health form which showed me they were professional. “I was very excited to discover that they use a massage table – most Thai massages involve lying on the oor with your neck to the side. Orn gave me a wonderful massage. Sometimes she was standing on the oor, others sitting on the table or kneeling on the backs of my thighs. “She used just the right amount of pressure – not too hard – not too soft – and hit all the right places without me saying a word. She

nished the massage with a hot towel soaked in Frangipani Essential Oils – mmm! Ahhh! “After my massage I was offered a choice of Thai tea or water and left to relax in the leather recliner chair until I was ready to leave. I denitely recommend Beauty Progress for the best massage experience in Christchurch – in fact the world. They are the best.” Easter treat Just in time for an Easter treat, Beauty Progress is offering a special promotion on the Easter Escape Package. The 90-minute treatment will transport you on your 'Escape from Reality' to include a Foot Soak and Sea Salt Scrub, Tension Relieving Scalp Massage,

plus a divine one-hour full body massage using traditional Thai techniques to deeply massage and release the knots in your muscles. Although normally worth over $189, you can treat yourself or a loved one to this 90-minute Easter Escape for $99 until the end of April 2015. Gift Vouchers are also available at the spa if you want to treat friends or family this Easter. Don't miss out on this fabulous deal, phone 0800 379 4315 to book yourself in, or to nd out about other treatments a t Beauty Progress Thai Massage Spa located at 1/171 Waltham Road, Sydenham, Christchurch. www.beautyprogress.co.nz.

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By Lydia Truesdale

Fashion reinvents this season This winter, fashion is paying homage to the best styles from some of the best decades. Trends have been picked apart and reinvented to offer a myriad of classic and creative looks for the season, and delightful boutique Viva La Moda showcases the cream of the crop.

VIVA LA MODA HAS BEEN MAKING ITS MARK ON CANTERBURY'S FASHION SCENE, WITH THANKS TO OWNER KIM TAYLOR'S ENVIABLE EYE FOR STYLE.

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iva La Moda is situated in the growing township of Rolleston. Since opening three years ago it has been making its mark on Canterbury's fashion scene, with thanks to owner Kim Taylor's enviable eye for style. “I always try to have plenty of colour amongst the staple black, charcoal and neutral pieces, so there isn't that feeling of winter fashion being drab and there are always new things arriving in,” says Kim. New stock is ying in just as quickly as it's

ying out. Customers are so excited by the collections that they use Viva La Moda's facebook page, which posts the latest arrivals, to get in early and pre-order pieces before they have sold out in store. Kim is excited to announce that several new labels have graced the shelves, perhaps the most popular among them being Ketz-Ke, designed in New Zealand to seam harmoniously with the New Zealand lifestyle. Also new this winter is Fever of London, boasting feminine cuts and silhouettes in the form of angora cardigans and woollen dresses, as well as new-to-the-scene Charlo, the sister label of the ever popular Augustine which is

due to arrive in any day. They join “old favourites” like Pink Ruby and ArtStyle, denim maestros Vassalli, who offer a range of pants for ultimate comfort, the dark and edgy Vargo, as well as European labels Dolce Vita and Sao Paulo, to name but a few. With such a variety of labels comes a variety of looks. Whether it's in the form of prints and patterns, fur vests and cable knits, customers will walk out feeling condently chic. Quite simply, Viva La Moda has every fashion need covered, with a range of footwear and accessories to boot. Follow them on Facebook or visit them in person at Rolleston Square. www.vivalamoda.co.nz.

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Advances in vein treatments Peter Laws is a local specialist vascular surgeon and varicose vein specialist. He talked to Metropol about a new and novel technique that has recently become available in New Zealand to treat varicose veins…

DOES FEWER INJECTIONS, LESS PAIN AND NO STOCKINGS SOUND LIKE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WITH YOUR VARICOSE VEINS TREATMENT?

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aricose veins are known to produce symptoms of “Varicose aching, swelling and discomfort and may lead to ulceration, phlebitis and bleeding. Not surprisingly we've seen an increase in the use of endo-venous thermoablation techniques (minimally invasive heating) including laser therapy and radiofrequency. One of these techniques - the Venefit TM procedure - uses the VNUS Closure catheter and has repeatedly demonstrated less pain, bruising and reduced return to work times when compared to some other techniques.

Metropol asked why the need for another procedure if it's no more than equivalent to established techniques. What's the benefit? Peter explained that other techniques whilst performed under local anaesthetic require tumescent anaesthesia (surrounding the vein in local anaesthetic). This means a small number of local injections in the thigh to numb the vein. In the case of Venaseal this is simply not necessary. Moreover other techniques require compression stockings to be worn, sometimes for weeks following the procedure. With Venaseal because the glue has a rapid onset, the vein is sealed almost immediately. So stockings are not necessary at all. So does fewer injections, less pain and no stockings sound like what you are looking for with your varicose veins treatment? If you want to know more check out Peter's website at www.veinsnz.com or make an appointment by calling (03) 365 4502.

But what of the future? A new technique, known as “VenasealTM , has recently been introduced to this country. It uses a well-established medical grade cyano-acrylate glue to seal the vein from the inside. This revolutionary idea, that I was the first to perform in New Zealand, has passed feasibility and safety studies with over 2,000 cases performed worldwide. The first randomised control trial demonstrates closure rates, improved quality of life and pain scores equivalent to radiofrequency thermoablation”.

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Supporting world-class medical research The Canterbury Medical Research Foundation has been supporting and enabling world-class medical research for more than 50 years and in that time has granted over $22 million in research funding.

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he Foundation endeavours to provide a well-balanced folio of research, from basic science in the laboratory, to translational research at the clinic coalface. The Foundation’s subsidiary company, The New Zealand Brain Research Institute also based in Christchurch, concentrates on unlocking answers to common diseases of the brain, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease and stroke. The Foundation undertook a large scale operational review in 2014 and one of the key learnings to come out of this was the realisation that many people in Canterbury were unaware of the Foundation’s work or that the Brain Research Institute even existed. Therefore in February this year, the Foundation re-launched itself with a new look and logo for both entities, that clearly speaks of the close partnership between them and showcases the type of research that Foundation grants enable.

ONE OF THE KEY FOCI FOR THE FOUNDATION IS SUPPORTING EMERGING OR YOUNG RESEARCHERS TO ENSURE THEY GET THE BEST START BY BEING A PART OF GREAT PROJECTS, UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF WORLDCLASS SENIOR RESEARCHERS.

One of the key foci for the Foundation is supporting emerging or young researchers early on in their careers, to ensure they get the best start by being a part of great projects, under the supervision of world-class senior researchers. They do this through fellowships, summer studentships and scholarships that nurture the immense research talent we have right here in Canterbury. The Foundation has strong links with Canterbury and Otago universities, as well as with the Medical School, CPIT and The Burwood Academy. It supports students from all these academic institutions to become members of research teams all over the city. Students are given the opportunity to work at the Brain Research Institute on projects that have international significance, such as the Parkinson’s project currently underway under the supervision of well-known Canterbury Neurologist, Professor Tim Anderson, who treats many Parkinson’s patients from all over the region. The Foundation hopes to grow its donor database in 2015 to ensure that its important support of researchers in Canterbury can continue well into the future. 36 March 26, 2015 Metropol


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By Cheryl Colley

Chic shoes to fall for Shoes, glorious shoes! With apologies to the words of the song from the musical Oliver, but for some of us shoes are just as delicious and irresistible as food is. We can certainly indulge in that temptation at the wonderful shop in Rangiora called Rangiora Shoe Lines, where many of the lines are sourced exclusively by them from all over the world. Here you definitely can find shoes that are different and that make real statements.

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ew autumn and winter stock is arriving daily. Boots are still a la mode, but this season it is short ankle boots that are to the fore, in colours other than black and with interesting trims and textures. From the Eject range made in Portugal, comes a truly innovative ankle boot with ribbon laces and a stacked rubber heel. It's available in turquoise and off-white. Rangiora Shoe Lines also stock Eject's weekend lace-up casual range in unbelievably soft leather and a variety of colo urs from reddish orange to tan. Bussola of Italy makes a mid-calf flat-heeled boot with straps that has a distinctly country look – strong and comfortable and perfect for winter walks. It comes in grey suede and taupe suede. Rangiora Shoe Lines also loves the Minx range designed by New Zealander

Cushla Reed. Minx's boots are funky and edgy with spots, stripes and fun colour combinations. The Flashy Nashy design comes in black pony leather with white spots and gusseted sides. The Milo Mod design comes in either green floral or pink floral. In stock too is a Minx lace-up chunky-heeled shoe in black suede with a black and white textured trim. Add in a Minx duffel shoulder bag in either watermelon, cobalt blue or denim blue and you are truly set for winter. The team at Rangiora Shoe Lines will be happy to help you find the right boots or shoes to brighten up your winter. They are the experienced experts. Find them at 162 High Street, Rangiora. Phone (03) 313 8444. Their web site www.rangiorashoelines.co.nz has details about their autumn/winter collection.

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Oxford During the weekends, Oxford is pumping with visitors aplenty, but if you want to avoid the crowd, you will find wonderful shopping during the week as well. Marmalade Clothing & Curiosities emphasises fair trade and natural fibres in the clothing they stock. A must visit, Emma's at Oxford, showcases a huge selection of the latest cookbooks. Amazing gifts, clothing and homewares have just arrived instore from Emma's latest “buying up large trip”. Plus Emma never fails with her book reviews on the wonderful range of novels you can find there. Reward yourself after the shopping with a stop at Pink Sugar. Be sure to book if you want High Tea. The Oxford A&P Show is on 4 April and this year boasts “Royal Status” as it celebrates its 110th year. The A&P Show is one of the best outside of Show Week in Christchurch.

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Rangiora Rangiora's Town Hall Cinemas, which is part of the Alice Cinema Chain from Christchurch, has brought movies back to North Canterbury with their boutique cinemas now open. Movie goers can get the staples of popcorn, chocolate and ice cream and also now select a beverage from the well-stocked bar. A selection of the latest movies is on show and Tuesdays are 'specials night' but book online to be sure not to miss out.

Kaiapoi A favourite and popular women's clothing store in Kaiapoi is Craze. The sales rack is always stocked with absolute finds but with the cooler months fast approaching you will find Craze have some of the best ranges of on trend clothing for all ages. The Federation and Elwood range is flying out the door and looks super warm and snuggly with their jackets, tops and knits. You cannot walk past the accessory cabinet without something grabbing your eye, and now it is scarf weather, you will find one for every mood and outfit at Craze.

Quite simply, Waimakariri has it all… and then some. www.visitwaimakariri.co.nz

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By Cheryl Colley

Stars of early childhood care It's immediately obvious how passionate they are about high-quality early childhood education at the Sovereign Star Nursery and Preschool in Kaiapoi. The owners have designed and built a brand-new specific-topurpose, light, bright and airy facility full of wonderful resources and equipment. There is enough, and more, to keep children occupied and learning for all the time they are on-site. In addition there is a superb outdoor environment offering a variety of fun, exciting and natural, yet safe spaces for imaginative play.

CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT IS FOSTERED HOLISTICALLY, BY NURTURING THEIR PHYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL, EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL SKILLS.

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ocated at the Sovereign Palms subdivision this early childhood centre acknowledges that each child's life journey is unique. They respect each child in their care as an individual with personal rights. Working in partnership with children's families the programmes the centre provides are designed to create an environment which supports and encourages each child's

potential. They want them to reach for the stars and that's embodied in their name – Sovereign Star. The Sovereign Star Preschool caters for a maximum of 75 children from three months to five years old, either full-time or part-time and for affordable fees, which include morning and afternoon tea and lunch. The babies' nursery is specially designed to recreate a

calm home-like culture and the professional staff are dedicated to nurture the infants in their care. There are seven staff in total at the centre - a high ratio of teachers to children to ensure a secure place where children have the opportunity to grow and to develop a love for lifelong learning. Here children's development is fostered holistically, by nurturing their physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills. Central to this learning is music, art, dance, drama and story-telling through which children acquire verbal, perceptual, numeric, spatial and motor skills. Sovereign Star offers 20 hours of Early Childhood Education for all three and four year olds enrolled in the centre. They are open Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm. To learn more about the Sovereign Star Nursery and Preschool you can call them on 021 0295 1364 or (03) 260 1023 or email admin@sovereignstarpreschool.co.nz. They are located at 414 Williams St, Kaiapoi. The website is www.sovereignstarpreschool.co.nz.

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Purposely built and architecture designed brand new building and playground. Passionate qualified ECE educators. Focus on individual care-educa on and we provide high staff ra o. Experienced ECE music teacher lead Chef cooked lunch. 20 hours free ECE for 3-5 years old. Sessions/full days available. Opening hours: Monday –Friday 7.00am-6.00pm

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Specialist care reassuring It is comforting to know you are in the very best hands when it comes to your own health, and that of your baby.

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“OUR PATIENTS WANT SPECIALISTS BECAUSE THAT'S THE TOP LEVEL OF CARE.”

he team at Christchurch Obstetrics and Gynaecology Associates in Merivale have the shared expertise that is acquired through many years of experience. The practice uses a team approach, with their group of specialists working together while each brings their own unique set of skills. Founder of the practice Colin Conaghan works closely with colleague Angela Beard, with Geeta Singh also a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Christchurch Women's Hospital, and Michelle Bailey's work with the afliated Fertility Associates tting well with the care they provide. “Our patients want specialists because that's the top level of care,” says practice manager Helen Conaghan, with self-referrals welcomed at the practice. Colin has a history of loyal patients – patients whose children were delivered by him return for their own gynaecological care, and those he delivered in turn come to him with their own pregnancies. “We always have someone who is on call for deliveries,” says Helen, with a specialist always present for the delivery itself. They also make recommendations for those who wish to have a private midwife as well, to provide support throughout the labour process and also additional post-natal care. Christchurch Obstetrics and Gynaecology Associates provide a set fee of $3,450 for all pregnancy care, the only additional costs being ultrasounds as required, with the aim of making specialist care affordable. The practice also offers a full range of specialist gynaecological services, including endoscopic surgery, hysterectomy, incontinence, menopause, menstrual disorders, pelvic pain and pelvic oor repair. Each specialist has their own private gynaecological practice, with Colin having a wealth of experience in surgery and Angela specialising in laparoscopic procedures. All surgeries are performed at either St George's Hospital or Southern Cross.

The team also provide services outside of Christchurch, with a clinic in Ashburton for obstetric and gynaecological care. Christchurch Obstetrics and Gynaecology Associates are located at Hiatt Chambers, 249 Papanui Road. Give them a call on (03) 375 4060 or visit www.coa.org.nz for more information.

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Recycled carpet makes great bikes A gold award winner at this year's Best Design Awards, the Wishbone Bike Recycled Edition is made from recycled residential carpet. Just like the original wooden Wishbone Bike it grows with your child, converting from a push trike (for ages 1-3) to a balance bike (for ages 3-5) in seconds.

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he Recycled Edition is the fourth clever product to come out of the converted garage in Wellington's bohemian Newtown that serves as Wishbone's global HQ. It's the most adjustable balance bike on the global market and the greenest - each bike saves 3.5kg of carpet being dumped in a landfill and five litres of crude oil. Wishbone are establishing a reputation as global leaders in the balance bike category - their original bike is now sold in 1000 stores in 40 countries around the world, and it was the best seller in bike-mad Netherlands last year. RRP 2in1 - $199.00 RRP 3in1 - $229.00 For more information go to www.shopwishbonedesign.com.

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By Rachel Smith

Dental dream team Grahame Dutton and Christine Duxbury followed their shared passion for providing the very best quality dental care when they opened Duxton Dental.

“MY PHILOSOPHY IS PERFECTION. AS A DENTAL SURGEON I AIM TO PROVIDE OPTIMAL DENTAL CARE THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME.”

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hen Grahame and I began Duxton Dental, in 1996, we had a vision to create a dental practice that had an environment and atmosphere that made people feel comfortable and well looked after,” says Christine. Both graduates of the University of Otago, they have extensive knowledge gained from working in a wide variety of dental practices both in New Zealand and internationally.

Dental surgeons: Christine, Rhonda, Grahame and Hayley

“My philosophy is perfection. As a dental surgeon I aim to provide optimal dental care that will stand the test of time,” says Grahame. “I believe it is our obligation to research and implement new technologies and techniques into our practice. This has meant an enormous commitment to continuing education and the purchasing of equipment to match the advancements.” All four dentists at Duxton Dental are ably assisted by their team of dental assistants. “I thoroughly enjoy assisting Grahame Dutton and now Rhonda Gooding in the surgery,” says Jewels Smith who joined the dental team in 2010. “I like being able to get to know our patients and support them throughout their procedure.” Jewels Sue Smith assists Christine and also dentist Hayley Hall, and has played an integral role in

the dental assistant team for the past 19 years. “I enjoy caring for, understanding and supporting our patients,” says Sue. “My role at Duxton Dental is to assist both Christine and Grahame and to support them in any way I Sue can in the day to day running of the practice,” says Heather O'Loughlin, who completed her training as a dental assistant 17 years ago. Heather “I love it – I have a real passion for the industry,” says Krissy Clement, who has recently returned to the practice. Krissy Sonia Perry 's welcoming

smile is one of the first that new patients see. “My role as Patient Coordinator involves meeting new patients and going through a comprehensive medical and dental questionnaire,” says Sonia. Sonia “I thoroughly enjoy the interaction with the clients and being part of a great team.” 12 years as a Duxton Dental patient led to joining the team for Sally Nell, whose work behind the scenes is invaluable as the practice Sally manager. Meet the rest of the team at Duxton Dental in th e 23 April issue of Metropol. For more information call (03) 348 5488 or visit www.duxtondental.co.nz.

The new patient experience. Once all the relevant information has been Each new patient begins their partnership analysed a treatment plan is created to provide with Duxton Dental with an initial a pathway to restore your mouth back to 100% consultation. This consists of a thorough dental health, function and aesthetics. examination and includes: We also offer: Composite fillings ! a jaw scan Cosmetic dentistry ! bite analysis Testimonial Crowns/Veneers/Bridges/Implants ! oral cancer screening “I’ve been visiting dentists for 41 years Orthodontics ! saliva testing and my checkup at Duxton Dental Invisalign ! laser decay detection was the most thorough and Whitening take home kit ! digital photos professional I’ve ever experienced.” Oral sedation G. Webb (General Manager) ! digital x-rays Therabreath products ! gum disease analysis Hygiene treatment

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Underway: State of the art skin & cosmetic facility KM Surgical, the specialist medical and surgical skin practice led by Dr Ken Macdonald, a leading Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon, is looking forward to returning to their well-known location in Bealey Avenue.

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M Surgical, the specialist medical and surgical skin practice led by Dr Ken Macdonald, a leading Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon, is looking forward to returning to their well-known location in Bealey Avenue. Work is well underway on a brand new facility, Avenue Health®, which will take the practice back to its original home by the end of the year. “The new facility will be a centre of excellence for skin conditions, skin cancer treatment and cosmetic skin procedures; creating an ideal environment for specialist doctors and patients,” says Dr Macdonald. “We will be working alongside our medical and surgical colleagues to provide the very best care possible.” Designed by Wilson & Hill Architects and built by Leighs Construction, Avenue Health will feature a day surgery unit with operating theatres, a laser suite and a welcoming and professional environment for patients and staff. “The facility will continue to offer our wide range of services in an affordable way,” says Dr Macdonald, with the use of alternatives to general anaesthetic meaning many procedures can be safely completed at affordable cost with reduced immediate recovery time.

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“THE NEW FACILITY WILL BE A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR SKIN CONDITIONS, SKIN CANCER TREATMENT AND COSMETIC SKIN PROCEDURES; CREATING AN IDEAL ENVIRONMENT FOR SPECIALIST DOCTORS AND PATIENTS.”

himself using the most up to date international techniques and equipment. “And it will be wonderful to work from a new purpose-built facility designed to cater for all of our procedures.” KM Surgical can be currently found at 241 Clyde Road, Bryndwr. Visit www.kmsurgical.co.nz or give them a call on (03) 377 1010, to see what KM Surgical can do for you.

Dermatology, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Dr Ken Macdonald MB ChB (Edin), FRACP, FRCPE, FRCP (Lond), FNZDS

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New Zealand made, beautiful handcrafted, interchangeable buckles and customised leather belts.

www.bespokebuckles.com Ph. 021 0296 5394

Beautiful Bespoke cushions from “Birdys Creations” Christchurch. Available exclusively at

Lucy Finch 64 North Avon Road, Richmond Ph. 389 1712 www.lucyfinch.billboardme.co.nz

The Untouched World™ Winter '15 Collection is available in store and online now. Flagship Store and Café: 155 Roydvale Avenue, Ph: 357 9399 Re:START Store: N13/96 Oxford Tce, Ph: 365 9533

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Lavish Clothing Gallery 16 Colombo St, Cashmere Christchurch. P.03 332 0003 www.lavishclothing.co.nz

Beautiful Makeup. Specialising in makeup for Wedding and formal occasions

Leanne Mc Currie - Makeup Artist Ph. 027 373 6716 www.beautifulmakeup.co.nz

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ourmet burgers, ribeye steak, egg and chips, market fish and chips, and chicken Caesar salad share the evening menu along with famous Tea House classics like fillet mignon and lamb rack. “It includes more casual bistro type meals,” says owner Vanetia Bingham. “You can dine here any time, not just on a special occasion, although the Gold Room still offers white cloth dining.” Daytime or evening, it's always wise to reserve a table. High teas are always in demand - especially at weekends. “We are popular with big groups of ladies for baby showers, hens' parties, birthday parties and more,” says Vanetia.

Lunches are very popular too, with a menu that ranges from breads and dips and delicious soups, to salads and burgers and steaks. Thanks to the clever chefs and excellent wait staff, dining here is always a cut above the usual – even for kids! Their menu includes mini high teas (with fairy bread) and mini Eton Mess. A new fully enclosed, heated al fresco area has extended the villa out into the garden - the perfect spot for a wedding or cocktail party. So whether you're seeking a romantic interlude, a family gathering, a girlie get together, or a special function, The Tea House can accommodate, offering dining with elegance and style without formality. Check them out on theteahouse.co.nz or on face book. You can even make a reservation on line.

Meals Available All Day Restaurant Booking Essential

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CANTERBURY BRIDAL By Kate Pierson

Rightly or wrongly, Marie Antoinette, late Dauphine of France circa 1770, has long been associated with the expression, “Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" – “Let them eat cake/brioche”, a poor taste response she allegedly delivered in reference to her French subjects who were starving.

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s fascinating as these salacious details are, the pressing question is what delicious cakes Marie Antoinette had in mind when she supposedly uttered these words. We'd take a very confident gamble and say she surely entertained the type of decadent, passionately prepared masterpieces devised, designed and prepared by Anna Worthington for her home-grown New Zealand brand Cakes by Anna. It's a no brainer really – given that Anna's cakes are all sorts of classy – they are most certainly worthy of the finely honed aristocratic palette and a definite crowd pleaser amongst the rest of us more ordinary cake lovers. Christchurch City is crushing hard on these cakes with restaurants and cafes a plenty serving up Cakes by Anna. Made from fresh, local and seasonal ingredients and the quintessentially Kiwi number eight wire – mentality that is – the Christchurch brand is fully responsible for the cake euphoria that has set in across the city as sweet tooths are seduced time and time again by flirty, charismatic and romantically dressed cake creations. Better still, Anna's cakes are nuptial winners – the only risk with such a culinary bomb shell at weddings, however, is that it may be the oh so attractive and enticing elephant in the room that no one

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can quite draw their eyes away from. Cakes by Anna, baked and beautified in Anna's own commercial kitchen space, have got a lot of somethin' somethin' for everyone. From lemon cake layered and topped with tangy icing, to pear, date and salted caramel. And don't forget, the persuasive charm of the beloved Big Banoffee too, along with Lavender, Earl Grey & Blueberry, which may just make a cake monogamist out of you yet. But hey, not to worry, if you're pretty promiscuous when it comes to cake

consumption, get your ginger cake on, among others, and a peanut butter and raspberry concoction is just as worthy of your cake fixation too. Knowing and appreciating that wedding days are usually all kinds fabulous, it's therefore almost a fait accompli that your cake companion as you say “I do” should be a Cakes by Anna work of edible art. You'll thank us for it (we love Cakes By Anna kind of thanks by the way), your guests will adore you for it,

and it'd be fair to say Christchurch will be a much happier place for it. It already is Thanks to Cakes by Anna. Why? Because Anna's proving that Christchurch still has its mojo – always has, and always will. Anna promises to individualise every cake for the weddings she works with and cakes can be designed to suit all tastes, dietary requirements and budgets. She also offers gluten-free/dairy free/vegan/refined sugar free options.

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Boutique wedding fair set to wow The second Christchurch Wedding Fair is nearing, last year was a huge success and this year's event is set to be even better.

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he Fair is being held at Cossars Wine Shed on Sunday 12 April from 10am – 3pm. Tickets are $10 early bird, $15 normal, and $20 on the door (cash only). Early Bird tickets are available now. NZ Wedding Fairs are a little different to the traditional bridal show as you won't find single vendors on their stalls but four areas, each perfectly styled, by a collaboration of sought after vendors.

NZ WEDDING FAIRS ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT TO THE TRADITIONAL BRIDAL SHOW AS YOU WON'T FIND SINGLE VENDORS ON THEIR STALLS BUT FOUR AREAS, EACH PERFECTLY STYLED, BY A COLLABORATION OF SOUGHT AFTER VENDORS. Each zone can feature a stylist and/or planner, florist, hire service, stationery, photographer and/or videographer, celebrant, caterer and/or cake maker. Additionally there will be beauty, music, bridal design and food stalls. Visitors to the Fair will be able to approach the vendors in a casual manner and will have all the time they need to look around and explore all the potential wedding options. Your eyes won't know where to settle first, there will be so much to take in, so organisers recommend taking your time. You can talk to the vendors, listen to music, have something delicious to eat, have a drink, and then visit and chat to other vendors. We are sure that it will be a great inspiring day out for all. This Boutique Fair has over 30 of the most sought after vendors you can imagine. NZ Wedding Fairs are proving to be one of the best places to assist you in organising your special wedding day and saving your hours of research and time. So make sure you get in early to purchase your tickets online at nzweddingfairs.co.nz.

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Tart it up This combination of fiery harissa paste, golden roasted pumpkin and salty feta by Emma Galloway in her recipe book My Darling Lemon Thyme is perfect with a rocket, pear and almond salad for an all-out autumn feast…

Harissa Pumpkin & Feta Tart Severs 4-6 Ingredients: Approx. 1 kg crown or butternut pumpkin, peeled and chopped into 2-3cm chunks ½ C harissa plus extra to serve 1 standard quantity savoury pastry 80-100g feta cheese, crumbled 1 egg yolk mixed with 2 teaspoons rice milk or almond milk Coriander leaves to serve Method: Preheat oven to 180C and lightly grease an oven tray. Combine pumpkin and harissa in a large bowl, mixing to thoroughly coat. Turn out onto oven tray and roast for 30-35 minutes, turning a few times during cooking, until tender and golden. Set aside to cool completely. Roll out pastry on a lightly rice-floured surface or between two sheets of baking paper to roughly 30cm round and 3mm thick. Place on a baking tray and top with the roasted pumpkin, leaving a 6cm border. Crumble feta over the top, then fold edge of the pastry to make a raised crust. Brush pastry crust with egg wash and bake for 40-45 minutes until pastry is crisp and golden. Serve hot or at room temperature, scattered with chopped coriander leaves and with extra harissa on the side.

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Cocktail Mary's mixologist

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Mary's Mixologist Boss Parkhill shares the secret behind making a sensational Devil's Token…

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How to make a Devil’s Token This drink is a Boss original inspired by the word 'kalopsia' which means “the delusion of things being more beautiful than they are”. This cocktail may look demure and harmless but its devilish bite will leave you wanting more. It looks so good and the temptation is just too much.

Glassware My personal choice for this sinful cocktail would be the Bormioli Rocco Ypsilon 125ml available from Total Food Equipment.

Recipe 30ml Absolut 30ml Rouge Vermouth 5ml Raspberry cordial Lemon peel Methodology: 1. Prepare the glassware by chilling with ice 2. Add all ingredients to a Boston Mixing Glass then fill with ice 3. Stir the ingredients then strain into prepared glassware 4. Serve and enjoy this unforgivable sin.

Addington's Vanilla Bean Cafe is one of those reliable neighbourhood cafes that just keeps on keeping on, providing consistently good food, good value and good service. Opened just before the quakes, it had a change of ownership six months ago and the new owner has continued serving the cafe's traditional specials.

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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.

hese include a daily main special – maybe ribeye steak, crispy chicken, or a chicken wrap with fries and salad. A $10 daily breakfast special of eggs (poached, fried or scrambled) toast and coffee is also a Vanilla Bean tradition, and from 8am to 10am Monday to Friday there are $2 coffees.

There's plenty more on offer here. Soup of the day and seafood chowder served with ciabatta are also popular. “We are always complemented on our bread,” says the owner. “We get it delivered every morning from the European Bakery.” He believes cleanliness, good service and a nice environment, are what makes this roomy cafe so successful. “We also serve the best ice-cream – Killinchy Gold. People love these for dessert.” Vanilla Bean has a brunch menu offering all the usual options – big breakfasts, vegetarian (with hash browns and homemade 50 March 26, 2015 Metropol


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– café fare at its finest chicken on the traditional lettuce, bacon and egg is the Vanilla Bean signature dish. The cabinet is overflowing - nachos, pastas, paninis, vegetable frittatas and vegetable stacks, not to mention healthy fruit salad and a selection of wicked sweet slices. Best sellers are sausage rolls and breakfast pies, caramel chocolate slice and house made apple shortcake, while toasted bagels and toasted sandwiches are popular takeouts.

THE CABINET IS OVERFLOWING NACHOS, PASTAS, PANINIS, VEGETABLE FRITTATAS AND VEGETABLE STACKS, NOT TO MENTION HEALTHY FRUIT SALAD AND A SELECTION OF WICKED SWEET SLICES.

beans), French toast, omelettes, eggs bene and pancakes, while lunch offerings include toasted triple sandwiches with chicken, cheese and bacon, and steak sandwiches with caramelised onion and tomato or mushroom. The Chicken Caesar salad, with its Cajun

Dine in and you can enjoy comfortable tables, magazines, the daily newspaper, a wee alfresco area and a relaxing atmosphere. Takeaway and you get quick cheerful service. Vanilla Bean Cafe is open Monday to Tuesday 7am to 3pm, Wed, Thursday and Friday, 7am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm.

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Destination cafe a godsend The catch phrase of Godley Cafe is ‘just far enough away’ and, despite being just a 40 minute drive or 10 minute ferry from Christchurch, the striking cafe which stands majestically above the peninsula, really does feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

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stablished in 2012, the cafe is a real destination and is a great drawcard for visitors from the city. “We've got a large partially covered deck which offers sea views and shelter from the easterly,” business owner Michelle Anderton – former Godley House operator – explains. “It’s a great place to sit outside and enjoy a cider or meal in the sunshine while still being protected from the wind.” A delicious selection of seasonal foods is available, cooked on site, using free range eggs and locally grown produce; even the coffee travels on the ferry from the Lyttelton Coffee Company. With a full license, you can even enjoy a glass of wine or a beer while you soak up the relaxed atmosphere. “We have a range of delicious pizzas, platters, cabinet food and breakfast options which are a popular choice over the weekends,” Michelle says. “There’s also a wide range of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan-friendly options.” The fun, friendly atmosphere makes it a great spot for group bookings, whether it’s a birthday party, engagement, or just a good ol’ fashioned Kiwi day out. “We will be releasing

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ESTABLISHED IN 2012, THE CAFE IS A REAL DESTINATION AND IS A GREAT DRAWCARD FOR VISITORS FROM THE CITY.

our mid-winter Christmas menu soon,” Michelle says. “It’s a great place for corporate groups and social groups. We get a lot of retirement villages come out for lunch and we can cater to large groups as well. We’ve recently introduced a high tea and will be putting further information on our Facebook page and website soon.” As if you need further incentive, Gold Card holders can travel on the ferry to Diamond Harbour for free – a 10 minute trip from Lyttelton – and groups can prearrange collection from the ferry direct to

the cafe upon arrival. A pre-loved clothing area is a unique yet popular space. The cafe stocks locally made fur and lambskin products, there’s even locally made cards and stationery available for purchase. Visit Godley Cafe for yourself at 2E Waipapa Avenue Diamond Harbour from Wednesday to Sunday, with late nights Fridays. View the hours on the website (as these change with the seasons) www.godleyhouse.co.nz, keep up to date on Facebook, or phone (03) 329 4880.

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

2E Waipapa Ave, Diamond Harbour Ph 03 329 4880 www.godleyhouse.co.nz

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Café with the X-factor At Café SisMo, family is everything. It's so important in fact, that its owner named his café after the significant women in his life – Café SisMo, for his SISter and MOther.

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e also gave creative licence to his mother and sister to come up with the cafe's menu – which is jam-packed full of French-inspired homemade goodies that provide an enticing alternative to the usual English fare found in most local cafes. From French classics like Croque Madame and fresh croissants with homemade jam, to modern favourites like blueberry pancakes and homemade toasted muesli with Greek yoghurt and honey, all dishes are prepared with the same love and attention Hao has for his family – and the customers love it. Here's what people are saying about Café SisMo: “I've had my fair share of eggs benedict in my time and these were by far the best. Beautiful runny poached eggs and a superb hollandaise. My favourite by far!” – 1bigleon

Fantastic NEW MENU. Pop into our friendly cafe & relax with your favourite coffee. Located at top end of Riccarton Rd. Only walk away from Hagley Park. Present this advert to receive one FREE Drink!

35 Riccarton Rd P. 348 1984

“Fantastic friendly staff, service and atmosphere. The food they offer not only for breakfast looks and is amazing along with their coffees. Keep up the good work.” – Susan C “Perfectly cooked and flavoursome full breakfast. Cutest coffee cups I've seen in a cafe and a lovely ambient atmosphere. Highly recommended.” – Elaine Pollard In addition to the al a carte menu, Café SisMo offers a cabinet full of decadent delights and savoury snacks, and the drinks selection is second to none – Italian sodas, a long list of herbal teas and cracker coffee from Café L'affare. Check out Café Sismo for yourself and see what everyone is talking about. Café SisMo, 35 Riccarton Road, phone (03) 348 1984.

THE CAFE'S MENU IS JAMPACKED FULL OF FRENCHINSPIRED HOMEMADE GOODIES THAT PROVIDE AN ENTICING ALTERNATIVE TO THE USUAL ENGLISH FARE.

Mobile Teppan yaki and Gourmet japanese cuisine

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Hero-worshiped food There may have always been some elbow ribbing styled rivalry going on between Aotearoa's showiest centres – Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland – but when it came to the prospect of the hero-worshipped food icon that is Mexico setting up in Christchurch, Cantabrians were more than happy to let the other two cities send the restaurant their way.

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or those hailing from Christchurch who had already been blessed with a Mexico feast when rendezvousing in Auckland and Wellington, there was a great deal of buzz knowing they would have their very own version of the festive restaurant. For those who hadn't been inducted into the Mexico fan club, well, they were in for a treat when it opened its doors last month. Mexico, now based on the corner of Manchester and Hereford Streets, also has homes in centres including Hamilton and New Plymouth. It's no wonder it's so popular really, given that its menu with all the bells and whistles is enough to send even the most famished into a peaceful food coma – of the good kind of course. You might be the intolerant type – genuinely, as a result of food allergies, or just plain picky – either way, it doesn't matter because Mexico has your back. Want spicy snacks and sangria? Sorted. How about tasty tortillas and soft shell tacos? You got it. Add some specialities like quesadillas with exotic flavours, quirky salads and churros dripping in chocolate into the mix, and you've got yourself a stand out menu – but that's Mexico for you. It's got gastronomy down to a fine art.

CONCEIVED WITH LOVE, MADE WITH LOVE AND SERVED WITH LOVE WITH A SIDE OF HOT SAUCE JUST TO SPICE THINGS UP A LITTLE (OR A HECK OF A LOT) IT'S JUST ONE GIANT LOVE FEST AT MEXICO.

Fendalton’s Favourite Café

PURPLE WEKA Café & Bar A centrally located café with its own twist on Kiwi café dining. Providing you with a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy great coffee and some real Kiwi (Weka) Kai like Nana used to make. Plenty of car parking. Don't be a bird brain…. Get your Weka fix!

facebook/purplewekacafeandbar.com Hours: Mon - Wed 6am - 4pm Thursday 6am - 4pm Friday 6am-4pm Sat & Sun 8am - 4pm

Gluten Free options Weekend Breakfast Specials Underground Coffee Fully Licensed

48 Fitzgerald Ave www.purplewekacafe.co.nz

Fully Licensed

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Fabulous food, quality wine, great coffee

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

Fendalton Village Mall Cnr Ilam & Clyde Rd Ph. 351 4414

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Ph (03) 366 0258

CAFE & BAR

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ICON ITS MENU WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES IS ENOUGH TO SEND EVEN THE MOST FAMISHED INTO A PEACEFUL FOOD COMA – OF THE GOOD KIND OF COURSE.

Once you've nished crushing hard over the menu, spare some time to appreciate the décor – it really, really deserves your attention. Especially the replica stained glass window near the entrance, which is all kinds of rad. Looking around at the explosion of Dawn of the Dead colours, murals and literally hundreds of shoulder to shoulder framed images gracing the walls, it's fair to say the restaurant aesthetic could have been all wrong, but it is, in fact, all right – so, so right. It's taken a creative leaf out of the design book of its siblings based around New Zealand, but the Christchurch Mexico is still very much its own avour and like the menu, this avour is anything but vanilla. Conceived with love, made with love and served with love with a side of hot sauce just to spice things up a little (or a heck of a lot) it's just one giant love fest at Mexico. To learn more about the new kid on the block go to www.mexico.net.nz or better still, get to know it with your own eyes and belly. It's waiting for you seven days a week from noon until late, and wants to make a believer out of you. Oh, and if you can't bear the thought of spending time away from your beloved restaurant once it's closed its doors for the day, then never

fear, the famous hot sauce everyone goes bananas about also lives online. Its existence is all thanks to one Javier Carmona – Executive Chef for Mexico. Spinning all sorts of tales (which judging by the popularity of the sauce are no doubt true) about months of experimentation, mad watering eyes, bags of chilli that weigh more

than the average bear, and an excessive but necessary amount of taste-testing, Mexico proudly describes just what lengths it went to so you could have that sauce. It's probably worth wrapping your laughing gear around it if you haven't done so yet. Phone (03) 372 1486 or go to www.mexico.net.nz.

Social Lounging at its finest Traditional Japanese Cuisine from the Tomi Family

357 Colombo St, Sydenham

P. 03 366 3338

www.ddsl.co.nz

Ph: 03 377 8028

76 Edgeware Rd Edgeware Mall ChCh

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Asian fusion: Sydenham's latest foodie haven, Fusion @ Asiatique has only been open a month or two for lunches, but new and exciting developments are occurring almost by the day. The quaint, unpretentious little restaurant, which is the place to go for exciting Asian street food with a twist, now has a liquor licence and offers a modest but carefully collated selection of wines and beers.

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ew dishes are appearing on the ever expanding menu, with a Japanese Bento set box and Malaysian style roti wraps joining the signature lunch dishes like Japanese style crispy chicken paired with Thai influenced mango salad, Nonya chicken curry, and minced pork and prawn dip with sticky rice. In true Asian style, Jackie scopes her local outlets daily for whatever is fresh and new. “I get inspired and think 'I'll have to get my customers to try this',” she says. “This is Asian street food that's as good as it gets, either dine

THE QUAINT, UNPRETENTIOUS LITTLE RESTAURANT, WHICH IS THE PLACE TO GO FOR EXCITING ASIAN STREET FOOD WITH A TWIST, NOW HAS A LIQUOR LICENCE. in or select from our takeout menu.” Now preparing for evening dining, Jackie has settled on a dinner menu. “One starter is very spicy northern Thai sausage packed full of herbs,” she says. “It's not for the faint hearted, we frequently have request for more chilli. With our open kitchen, we can see our regular

customers and tailor their meals to what they like.” The menu includes exciting new creations with names like East meets West Downunder. Fusion at its best, the Essan Classic combines a piquant healthy North Eastern Thai style salad with Chinese style roast pork belly.

Asian street food at its best Asian Street Food at it’s best. Set your taste buds to “bam”! when dining at Sydenham’s latest A killer mix of delectable taste sensations from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. Fresh, tasty and nutritious food in comfy surrounds with parking at the door. Fully Licensed. Open Hours: Lunch Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 3 pm Dinner Thursday - Friday from 6 pm

50 Wordsworth St - just off Facebook Fusion Colombo Sydenham at The Asiatique

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Fresh & tasty

Chicken Larb is a classic Thai larb using Thai style barbeque chicken. Sun Kissed Beef features Thai style semi dried beef, grilled and served with pineapple and mango salsa. And these are but a few of the adventurous dishes. It is imperative to leave room for dessert, such as a slice of melt in the mouth New York Cheese Cake baked by Jackie's Japanese pastry chef.

Asian people are curious about the cuisine that Jackie and her team of chefs prepare – and they are quickly becoming “regulars” – which says it all really. The latest news on this exciting, reasonably priced restaurant can be found on facebook. Watch too for the Banana Leaf Banquet Jackie is planning. “It will be sumptuous and scrumptious,” she promises.

Treat yourself this Easter to our Poached Egg Tart…

IN TRUE ASIAN STYLE, JACKIE SCOPES HER LOCAL OUTLETS DAILY FOR WHATEVER IS FRESH AND NEW. “I GET INSPIRED AND THINK 'I'LL HAVE TO GET MY CUSTOMERS TO TRY THIS'.”

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filled with a milk chocolate and hazelnut ganache, a layer of marshmellow crème, and topped with a salted caramel egg yolk. Large variety gluten free Free range eggs Homebaked fresh bread Daily specials

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Autumn retreat It won't be long before we feel the crunch of freshly fallen leaves underfoot and watch the sun glitter through hues of red and gold.

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glance at the dreary sky outside confirms: Autumn is well and truly on its way. Laura Ashley's Hedgrow Collection is perfect for laid back living. Everyone wants to curl up by the fire or go walking in the country side. Enjoying the mellow fruitfulness of the landscape in autumn, as the leaves and berries change colour. Think about making jams and pickles that will keep you going through the winter months. Autumn/winter is all about retreating indoors. All components pictured are available from Laura Ashley, Westfield Riccarton, or go to www.laura-ashley.com.au.

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Opting out with iconstruct was the best decision we ever made! From the moment we contacted Ben to get repairs underway it was a stress-free and simple process. We were always well informed along the way and the fact that we were given a timeline before the work started was invaluable, especially when trying to organise our temporary accommodation. Nothing was a bother for Ben and the team, they were always very easy to contact and we even had some additional work done on our house at the same time. The process was far simpler than we could have imagined and the end result was fantastic.

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Opting Out can speed up your repair process, and gives you greater flexibility in how those repairs are handled. Opting out is a safe and simple process If you are one of the many still waiting on your earthquake repairs, please contact us to learn how we can help you.

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Buzz out to Lincoln to see these unique homewares. Available from Be Inspired.

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ang & Olufsen is commemorating its 90th birthday with the The Love Affair Collection. The new exclusive collection consists of six carefully chosen iconic products in a new colour nuance called rose golden. The new colour matches the surge in the interest towards beautiful materials – especially rose gold, which is experiencing a renaissance in the jewellery industry. One of the most emotive aspects is its underlying meaning. While white gold represents friendship and yellow gold means fidelity, rose gold represents love and is therefore the ultimate inspiration for this collection. During the roaring 20s, Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen started their journey into technology when it was still an almost magical phenomenon, and with the accompanying flourish of Art Deco, it was clear that luxury, glamour and exuberance were at the heart of the time. Fast-forward 90 years and the company is pleased to launch a collection that truly captures the mood and style of the time, setting the stage for a love affair that could last the ages.

Bunny rabbit figurines available at Bridge Interiors.

A range of quality handbags and stunning scarves. Available from Be Inspired.

Embellished rustic elephant. Available from Flower Bazaar.

Large selection of antiques and collectables available at Vintage Wonderland.

Exquisite jewellery now available at Court Florist

NEW GIFT SHOP NOW OPEN Halswell is a BUZZING with excitement!

FREE delivery to all Christchurch Hospitals

Flowers Wine Chocolate Gifts 143 Victoria Street Phone 379 8255 www.courtflorist.co.nz

For all your florist supplies for any occasion 406 Innes Rd Mairehau Ph. 386 1711 www.ianharveyflowers.co.nz

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179 FERRY ROAD (Next to Embankment Pub) Phone 03 3666 869 VINTAGEDESIGN@XTRA.CO.NZ Open: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am -4pm

Shop 5, 346 Halswell Road, Halswell Ph. 027 363 0927 Also see our beautiful gifts available at Lincoln Gift Box 19 Gerald St


Healthy Autumn Gold, Lindis Pass by Peter Geen. instore at Art & Frame

Handcraft furniture for kids and teens available from Modkids

Accent any room with these stunning candle stick holders. Now at Bella Gifts.

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Zip Gallery - A cute little shop. Specializes in painted furniture & gifts.

Comic Strip suit, in store now at Groovy Costumes.

Half and whole wine barrels available. Great feature in any entranceway or garden. Available from Querky Style.

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eLonghi’s innovative new Multifry appliance combines a low oil fryer and multi-cooker – you can create everything from risottos and stews to pizzas, cakes and pies. The revolutionary new appliance is so advanced it gained a Plus-X Best Product of the Year Award in the hot air fryer category in 2014. The German awards highlight the world’s best brands in a huge range of categories. So how does the DeLonghi Multifry perform cooking one of our Kiwi favourites - chips? DeLonghi marketing manager Davina Gray-Ebbett says it’s an extremely healthy cooking alternative. “You don’t need any additional oil at all for cooking frozen chips and only 14 ml of oil to cook a kilo of fresh potatoes.” DeLonghi says fresh potatoes cooked in the Multifry contain less fat at around 2.8 per cent. According to The Chip Group guidelines the frying oil chip shop industry standard is 28 per cent saturated fat and 1 per cent trans-fat. There are two DeLonghi Multifry models, the classic and the extra chef. RRPs $349.99 and $449.99

Need a new look? A boutique GIFT STORE

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ART GIFTS JEWELLERY FURNITURE ACCESSORIES 6 Markham St, Amberley Ph 03 314 9390 Mon-Fri 10-5pm Sat 10-1pm

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“Shag Rock” by Peter Geen handcrafted furniture for kids and teens

For Sale well established boutique gift shop in heart of Cashmere offering affordable luxury. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to add your flair and style to an already successful existing business, enjoying the company of some wonderful customers, while being surrounded by beautiful, exquisite gifts & interiors.

More instore at 130A Riccarton Rd

Ph. 348 6600 Open 6 Days www.artnframe.co.nz

Grenadier Real Estate Ltd, MREINZ, Licensed Agent REAA 2008

492 Moorhouse Avenue, Christchurch P. 03 371 9126 M. 0276 885 964 E. premilla.sharma@naiharcourts.co.nz Premilla Sharma www.naiharcourts.co.nz

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For any home a large selection of accessories now at token.

Breathtaking collection

Unique Zebra Statues available from Bali Hai Imports.

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ecently relocated gift shop and furniture store Et elle is most certainly a beautiful slice of Kiwiana paradise offering the absolute best New Zealand furnishings and finery this country has to offer.

NEW PRODUCT Statues from French Country $45.00 each. Available at Coco Gifts. Ceramic stools duck egg blue & white. et elle, Fendalton Village.

It also boasts the most breathtaking collection of artwork, homeware, trinkets, jewellery and fragrant goodies with international accents the heart and home could ever want for. Think Asian, African and European themed pieces that send the style senses into overdrive. Nestled in its new location at 292 Clyde Road in Ilam, Et elle's divine range suits every taste and every age from a newborn to a mature woman. Friendly and dedicated owner and operator Elle, has ensured the st ore is a welcoming and enchanting experience for her loyal customers and welcomes new visitors to peruse the treasures on offer.

Regent 600 x 900 Coffee Table was $291 NOW $204, available at Kenneally Timber Products

'Spring', an exquisite oil painting by Nina Cook, available at Little River Gallery.

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Design 5 Upholstery for all upholstering needs.

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hey make the old new again and create custom pieces of furniture to suit any home or business. “We have completed some great commercial work over the last few months,” says owner and craftsman Simon Grifths from Design 5. Recent work includes completion of the Manaia Lounge at Queenstown Airport, one of their larger projects to date, with new pieces of furniture comprising of tub chairs, settees and ottomans. Working with interior designers, joiners or directly with clients themselves, Design 5 also create one-off pieces, often constructed from a simple idea or image. Check out Design 5 Ltd’s facebook page to see a selection of their work, or give Simon a call on (03) 327 9263.

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A 'picture perfect' outdoor space Ross Marriott has an office with an exceptional view. The stunning outdoor space outside his door was designed and constructed by Artworks Landscape. Ross and landscape architect Jennie van der Valk worked together on the design, with the construction completed by Artworks' talented team. “The outdoor space reflects Artworks unique flavour,” says Ross.

THE OUTDOOR SPACE REFLECTS ARTWORKS UNIQUE FLAVOUR AND WAS RECOGNISED LAST YEAR AT THE 2014 LANDSCAPE NEW ZEALAND AWARDS, RECEIVING GOLD FOR BOTH LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION AND HORTICULTURE FOR A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY. Jennie van der Valk and Ross Marriott “We challenge each other,” says Jayne, whose long history in sales, recruitment and human resources fits perfectly with her role as marketing manager. Ross says that Artworks Landscape's approach to design is a personal one, involving conversations with the clients about the type of outdoor space they want to create and how it will be used. “We create a picture of what their completed outdoor space will be,” says Ross, whose many years of working in the industry has given him a k een eye for design. Their construction record speaks for itself, with over 25 years of creating outdoor spaces

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he work was recognised last year at the 2014 Landscape New Zealand Awards, receiving gold for both landscape construction and horticulture for a commercial property, marking a year of achievement and change for the company. Owners, Ross and Jayne Marriott, create a dynamic partnership together, inspiring each other and their team to continually strive for improvement in all that they do. Their commitment ensures the company maintains a high standard of professionalism in all areas. “It's been refreshing and very exciting of late,” says Ross.

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and developing their own specialised style of design. At any time they have a team of 20 landscapers working across Canterbury, with all work overseen by one of their three experienced project managers, as well as providing specialist maintenance care. “It's a great process,” says Ross. “We've made good friends along the way.” Ross and Jayne are always happy for anyo ne to visit their premises and view their office garden at 404 Prestons Road. Contact Artworks Landscape on (03) 387 0673, or visit them at www.artworkslandscape.co.nz and on Facebook.

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Adding another stylistic string to its already beautiful bow, the Christchurch and Auckland based company is rightfully proud to share the details of its partnership with Ralph Lauren - a brand with global relevance commanding respect and admiration for its commitment to defining and leading trends that shape homes and wardrobes the world over. A Ralph Lauren specialist in New Zealand for its exclusive wallpapers and fabrics, Trenzseater's exquisite collection of stripes, damasks, velvets and linens is available along with a striking range of natural

THE RESULT OF THE CREATIVE PROWESS OF ADVENTUROUS ARTISANS, THE RALPH LAUREN COLLECTIONS HAVE MADE THEIR HOME AT TRENZSEATER, WHICH SHARES IN THE SAME LUXURY DESIGN PHILOSOPHY.

seagrass wallpapers. The result of the creative prowess of adventurous artisans, the Ralph Lauren collections have made their home at Trenzseater, which shares in the same luxury design philosophy. New Ralph Lauren fabrics include the Sur La Cote Collection - the charismatic Riviera expressed through both prints and weave. Inspired by the stunning beauty of Mediterranean harbour towns and boating on the Riviera, graphic island prints and nautical motifs are realised in classic maritime hues with pops of red and yellow for chic coastal style.

The Shanghai Gardens Collection is inspired by the grandeur of nature as graceful painterly landscapes and gardens. Atmosphere is at the heart of the collection with the fabrics capturing a mythical journey transcending beautiful tranquil gardens on a riverbank or temple steps. Trenzseater has a full collection of the Ralph Lauren design options in its stores with consultants on hand to show customers through the range. Trenzseater is located at 121 Blenheim Road, Riccarton. Phone (03) 343 0876. for more information go to www.trenzseater.com

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Bespoke homes by qualified, experienced builders Richards Building Ltd is a Christchurch based construction company with the skill and expertise to eliminate the stress associated with both residential and commercial building work. The company is owned and operated by Brad Richards, a trade qualified builder with almost 20 years' building experience in New Zealand and the UK.

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ith EQC and Opt Out repairs complete, Richards Building Ltd is returning to its original focus on bespoke design and build projects in the mid to high end market. With his own team of expert tradesmen and sub contractors Brad is able to manage any project in Canterbury and work with architects and engineers to ensure your new home's design will be built to the highest standards of workmanship. Richards Building Ltd will manage your building consent process and complete the project “on time, on budget and to expectation.” Unlike the standard plans offered by many large building companies,

WITH EQC AND OPT OUT REPAIRS COMPLETE, RICHARDS BUILDING LTD IS RETURNING TO ITS ORIGINAL FOCUS ON BESPOKE DESIGN AND BUILD PROJECTS IN THE MID TO HIGH END MARKET.

a bespoke home is custom-crafted for the individual client. To ensure a successful build for all concerned Richards Building Ltd is meticulous about every stage of the process from first concept to turning the key. As a small company which prides itself on good communication and accurate information, “we enjoy a close relationship with our clients and they appreciate being able to discuss their ideas with the company owner,” says Brad. For integrity, expertise and competitive pricing contact Brad and his team by email info@richardsbuilding.co.nz, phone (03) 355 0545 or visit www.richardsbuilding.co.nz.

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Polished concrete flooring is warm to the touch, thanks to a hydronic central heating system driven by a heat pump, and double glazing ensures the family home will stay toasty throughout winter. A spacious 2.7 metre stud height and full height windows both upstairs and downstairs create a strong sense of space, while the ability to open the sliding doors lends itself to a strong indoor/outdoor flow. The exterior features a large covered outdoor space, garage and swimming pool. Rockcote cladding has been painted white, making this architectural beauty, designed by O'Neil Architecture, stand out. “We are really pleased with the finished product.” For more information on D.J. Hewitt phone (03) 384 7470 or visit www.djhewitt-builders.co.nz.

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Staged houses: quicker sales, premium prices When your home hits the market, it’s got to look the part – warm, comfortable and inviting – because, let’s face it, when it comes to selling, first impressions really do count.

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other and daughter team Jess Blakely and Viv Bradbury have been dressing homes for more than three years now, after being approached by a friend in real estate familiar with their ability to transform spaces. “My husband and I had moved four times in five years,” Viv explains. “As soon as we had renovated a place it would sell.” “I had twins that had just started school and I needed a challenge,” Jess adds. “We both love fabrics, colours and accessories, so it was the perfect opportunity for us to transform our passions into a business.” House dressing – or staging as it’s commonly referred to – involves furnishing a house with furniture, accessories and artworks, capturing the prospective buyer’s imagination and, of course, their desire to buy. “The goal is to sell the house faster, for a premium price,” Viv explains. Certainly the statistics would agree. A staged house sells, on average, 17% higher than an un-staged house according to the US Housing and Urban Development. “We specialise in a French, classic look that feels warm, inviting and homely,” Jess says.

A STAGED HOUSE SELLS, ON AVERAGE, 17% HIGHER THAN AN UN-STAGED HOUSE

Whether you’re after a whole-house transformation or partial makeover to prepare for sale, or perhaps you want to make your own home more inviting, Jess and Viv can help. “Nothing we have staged has sat on the market and we take a lot of pride in that,” Viv says. Despite both living in Ohoka, Viv and Jess can travel throughout Christchurch, working with a number of real estate agents and private owners to stage their properties for sale or create a warm and comfortable space to live in. So instead of putting that cold, echoing house on the market, get in touch with Viv and Jess to see what the design duo can do for you. Phone Jess on 021 879 777, Viv on 021 392 371, email enquiries@ohokadesign.co.nz, or visit www.ohokadesign.co.nz.

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Best dressed windows Nestled comfortably on Westminster Street, just in from Cranford, stands a stunning 100 year old bungalow which is seemingly packed with customers day in and day out. But that's not surprising.

“WE ARE DOING A HUGE AMOUNT OF WORK WITH RENOVATED HOMES AND NEW BUILDS TO GIVE THEM A FANTASTIC NEW LOOK WITH CURTAINS, ROMANS AND ALL WINDOW DRESSINGS.”

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Bring in your own fabric, shop new or choose from a selection of recycled products from inexpensive pieces suitable for rental properties, through to designer brands from the nest mills. “Our aim is for the client to feel like they are at home so that they can relax and take their time to look through the wide range in the shop from beautiful ready to hang second hand curtains to new samples,” Kate says. “We've consciously positioned ourselves as a one stop shop – you shouldn't need to go anywhere else.” Visit Off the Track at 106 Westminster Street or phone (03) 355 8398.


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By Rachel Smith

Clever new concept in design Just as each family is different, so are the homes that they live in. This shared idea is the simple premise behind Pitch Design & Build, which brings together fresh ideas in design and construction.

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Anthony and Barry 7-star level for every design. “We are very hands on,” says Anthony, with all clients meeting with Barry and Anthony themselves to discuss their needs. A visit to the planned site provides more information, with Barry saying that creating a home to capture the sun is paramount to his designs. Each house is then priced individually by their inhouse Quantity Surveyors. Pitch provides a total build solution with their own teams of in-house sub-trades, with this

service providing ease of communication and reduced stress for their clients. “It gives us great control over the quality,” says Anthony, who oversees the construction side of the work, all of which has the Master Builder guarantee. Take a look at how Pitch Build and Design create their homes at www.pitchdb.co.nz, visit them on facebook or contact Barry and Anthony on (03) 928 2460 for more information.

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Non-biased heating advice How you heat your home has a massive impact on its liveability and comfort. It can also impact on your bank balance and encroach on your time. Gas, wood burners, electric, solar hot water, ducted heat pumps, wall heaters - there are many options. Each has a set of criteria you need to access and weigh up according to your budget and what you want to achieve in your home.

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he most vital component of your decision-making is correct information and this is where Simply Heat comes into its own. They stock the big brands and several specialist ones you will not find elsewhere but most importantly - they have a wealth of non-biased, expert advice that is based in the real world. Visit them with your house plans and one of the five experienced team members will guide you through all the appropriate options, taking the technical, and making it understandable and specific to your home. From here, they will create a heating plan and generate a quote,

Steve Waring, Sokol Krasniqi, Brad Smith, Olivia Connolly and Jason McNoe leaving you warm in the knowledge you have looked at the options and selected the most appropriate heating for your situation. Simply Heat work with all the large building companies and the staff have many years of experience in the home heating industry. They understand how each heating system works in the Canterbury climate and their competitive pricing is sure to leave you with a warm glow.

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Background ambience Dulux's interior design team lead by Creative Consultant Bree Leech paired with fashion designers Alexandra and Genevieve Smart recently to style a Melbourne home, bringing to life the colours, textures and mood evoked by Ginger & Smart's Autumn Winter 2015 collection entitled Arcadia. The styling of the home's light-filled kitchen draws on a softer colour palette showcased in the Eclipse print from the collection, which is replicated in sweeter shades of Dulux China Doll Quarter and Cupcake Rose. Accents of copper through the use of Dulux Stellar Glow Design Metallic and fixtures reference Ginger & Smart's signature Rose Gold hardware and contribute to a feeling of luxury. An abstract interpretation of the palm frond found in the Eclipse print cuts through the walls of the kitchen at unexpected angles in Dulux Companion to accentuate the architectural design of the space as well as demonstrate a creative and easy method to create feature points using paint.

Inspired by the Arcadia woman, who exudes a sense of harmony balanced with an innate feeling of strength, the living room features simple and soft-shaped furniture and accessories that juxtapose with the hard lines of built in shelves painted in Dulux's commanding blueblack shade, Metalise. The entry walls to the living room echo the Afterglow print in the Arcadia collection through a speckled paint pattern applied to the walls using a fluid technique that progresses the colours from a soft white, Serena Quarter, through to ocean greens and blues: Rockpool, Sky Chase, Rockabilly and Sailing Safari. Images: Photographer Lisa Cohen, Concepts Dulux Creative Consultant Bree Leech and styling by Bree Leech and Heather Nette King.

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Classic cars in demand International auctioneers Coys achieved outstanding results of some £3 million in sales at their Spring Classics auction in London recently.

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Ford has stunned everyone at the recent Detroit Autoshow with the unveiling of a new GT Supercar.

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hile the GT bears some resemblance to the Ferrari's ballistic LaFerrari, such as the doors, taillight cluster and countless ducts and scoops, the design mostly seems to exude blue collar muscle, a clear throw back to the previous GT and the original Le Mans winning GT40. New 20-inch alloys house four carbon ceramic brakes and a rear diffuser and adjustable rear wing complete the ensemble. The body itself will be made predominantly of carbon fibre with lashings of aluminium,

housing both the engine and pushrod suspension. Ford also claim the new GT will have one of the best power to weight ratios of any production car. Expecting V8 grunt? Not this time. A midmounted 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine is rumoured to produce in excess of 430kW. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox will provide the get up and go. No word yet on performance figures, though Ford themselves say the new GT will have more than enough poke while still providing new levels of efficiency.

Inside, the two-seat GT offers what Ford calls a "purposeful" interior, which can be accessed via the scissor like doors. The previous GT began production back in 2004 and the new car will be produced in limited numbers from late next year, marking the 50th anniversary of Ford's infamous 1-2-3 finish with the original GT40 at Le Mans in 1966. While the new car will be sold globally, the chance of seeing one next to the new Mustang in NZ Ford showrooms in the future is pretty slim.

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Add some European style to your life There's a certain something about European cars, an indefinable something the French call je ne sais quoi and now, thanks to Christchurch European, the city is home to one of New Zealand's largest and most diverse selections of European vehicles.

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stablished in 2005, Christchurch European has the city's largest range of Europe's finest brands, from the very popular Range Rover/Land Rover range, to Audi Q7s and A4 convertibles, Jaguars, Minis, BMWs and even now the odd exotic McLaren or Porsche, ensuring there is something for everyone. “We have about 180 cars currently in stock here,” explains Christchurch European's Niki Mills. “By not being aligned with any one brand, we're able to provide up-front, impartial advice regarding the vehicle to suit your needs, with the range to meet those requirements. Customers can try all the European brands in one go!” Importantly customer service wise, with their own on-site specialist European vehicle mechanic and auto-electrician, they can also tend to customers' cars on site. With the recent strength of the NZ dollar, Christchurch European offers the opportunity to purchase high-option European vehicles at significant savings compared to similar vehicles sold new in NZ.

So if you can't find what you're looking for on the daily updated website, with Christchurch European's access to Worldwide Supply, they may just be the ones to find it. “We have a good relationship with a number of overseas dealerships, which enables us to source cars which are hard to get here and regularly import to order.” Visit the striking Christchurch European showroom at 511 Blenheim Road (the southern end), phone (03) 366 8328, email sales@christchurcheuropean.co.nz or visit www.christchurcheuropean.co.nz.

One of NZ's largest European vehicle selections 2004 Aston Martin DB9 6.0 V12 Coupe Now

2011 Audi A7 3.0 V6 TFSI Quattro Sportback Now

64,995

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2009 Land Rover Freelander 2 HSE 4WD Now

32,995

Only 50,000kms, Iconic British Sports Coupe, Full Leather Sports Seats, Heated/Electric Seats, 19 inch DB9 Sports Alloys, Push Button Start, ABS/ESP, Factory Aston Martin Command CD/Stereo, Full Electrics etc. Hard to get a low mileage example like this today

Only 59,000kms, 20 inch Sports Alloys fitted, 220 KW TFSI Petrol Supercharged engine, 7 Speed Automatic, Quattro 4WD, Rear View Camera, LED Headlights, Comfort Front Seats, Bang and Olufsen sound, Adaptive Cruise Control etc. Stunning look in Black!

Top spec HSE model only 49,000kms!, Grade 4.5/5 condition, Full Leather, Heated/Electric Seats, Extended Glass Sunroof, Touch Screen NZ Navigation and Reverse Camera fitted, Parking Sensors, Privacy Glass, Full time 4WD, Revised 6 Speed gearbox and I6 engine, Full Electrics etc. Rare colour combination! Be quick moving into Winter!

2014 Mercedes Benz A 250 AMG Sport Hatchback Now

2014 Land Rover Discovery 4 3.0 V6 Supercharged SE Now

2010 Range Rover Sport 3.6 TDV8 HSE Facelift Diesel Now

57,995

2.0 Turbocharged generating 155KW/350NM, An aggressive look in Grey Metallic with Black Full Leather/Red Stitching, AMG Package Sports Alloys, Electric/Memory Seats, Command with CD/Stereo/Aux/Ipod/NZ Navigation and Bluetooth phone, Internet Browsing, LED Lighting, Multiple Airbags etc. Lots of fun here!

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Very latest only 1,000 kms, Top spec SE with Triple Glass Sunroofs, Full LED Revised Lighting and new Discovery bonnet badging, 8 Speed Rotary Gearbox, Heated/Electric Seats, Touch Screen NZ Nav/Bluetooth/Aux/CD/Stereo, Keyless push Button Start etc. Save on new list price for a brand new car!

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Great looking 22 inch Niche Deisgn Sports Alloys fitted, Running Boards, Mud-flaps, Full Ivory Nappa Leather with Black Stitching, Touch Screen Bluetooth/CD/NZ Navigation/Reverse Camera, Detatchable Towbar fitted, Console Fridge, LED Front Lighting, Push Button Start etc. The economy of a Diesel combined with the power of a V8 petrol!


AUTO PLUS

By Ben Selby

Mental. This is one of many words you could use to describe the latest supercar on steroids offering from Lamborghini. Revealed at the recent Geneva Auto Show, what you see here is the Aventador LP750/4 SV.

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hile Lambo's maddest car to date has to be the limited run Veneno hypercar, the new Aventador SV is certainly up there, making it the most extreme Aventador to date. The SV name stands for Super Veloce (which in English means Super Fast), is steeped in Lamborghini history and only used on the most hardcore variants of their model range. To create the SV, Lamborghini shed 50kg of weight from the standard Aventador. The extensive use of carbon ď€ bre on new door panels, rockers, the new rear wing and the ď€ xed air intakes is obvious. The interior features new sports bucket seats and excludes an infotainment system, carpets and certain noise insulation parts.

The 6.5 litre, naturally aspirated V12 engine in the Lamborghini Aventador has been redesigned for the Super Veloce and equipped with a completely new lightweight exhaust system. Improving the engine responsiveness of the original Aventador, maximum power output now reaches 552 kW at 8,400 rpm. The maximum torque is 690 Nm at 5,500 rpm, with an increased maximum engine speed of 8,500 rpm. The SV will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a blistering 2.8 seconds and powers on to reach a top speed of more than 350 km/h. New electromechanical Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) variably adapts the steering ratio to road speed and to the dynamic mode selected. This will ensure even greater stability at high speed.

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HUNTSBURY

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For Sale $1,800.00 This is your opportunity to buy a quality home nestled on Broadoaks. Architecturally designed by Dalman Architecture to provide maximum views of the city, sea and Southern Alps. This home radiates quality and design. Built in permanent materials, with 364sqm, this home has all the space you desire. Balconies and sheltered terraces on all levels enhance the indoor/outdoor flow and is a dream for the entertainer in you. Large living areas, large kitchen with a butler's pantry, Also with features such as a grand chandelier, stone fireplace, smart technology, and even an enormous wine cellar, this house offers plenty of opulence and luxury. Built to get all day sun combined with efficient temperature control systems means you will keep cool in summer and warm in winter. View www.harcourts.co.nz/BE192273

Debbie Pettigrew P 03 337 1316 M 027 777 0411 E debbie.pettigrow@harcourts.co.nz

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85 Totara Street

Classy family home

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Auction 9th April (98 Moorhouse Ave) A classic Fendalton home located amongst other quality homes. Generous in its size with six bedrooms and two bathrooms and with many of the character features maintained while having the benefit of double glazing and four heat pumps to bring the home into the 21st Century. Two large reception rooms plus an open plan kitchen dining room make this an entertainer's delight, and with an added bonus of a teenagers retreat room upstairs. The school zoning of Christchurch Girls High and Christchurch Boys High assures your children entry into two highly sought after schools, with Ilam School taking care of the youngest members. Don't hesitate - this may well not last until auction day! View www.harcourts.co.nz/BE192296

Open: Sat 28 Mar 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Sun 29 Mar 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Wed 1 Apr 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Sat 4 Apr 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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Fendalton 31 Wairarapa Terrace

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A HOME TO BE PROUD OF! Wonderful two story, five bedroom family home for genuine sale in one of Christchurch's finest locations. Consisting of three bathrooms, three living areas and an entertainers dream kitchen, this home will not last long on the market. Earthquake work is completed and this quality home is ready for immediate settlement. Located in the ever popular Christchurch Boys and Girls High Schools zones, a close distance to most Private Schools and walking distance to Merivale Mall. My vendors are wanting to sell on or before Auction day, call me now for an information pack or to view.

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1st April 2015 on site 4pm (Unless sold prior) View Saturday 2-2.30pm Sunday 4-4.30pm rwmetro.co.nz/MET22481 Jacq Lawler 0275 073 606 03 343 0219 jacq.lawler@raywhite.com Metro Office 03 343 0219 AJ McPherson & Associates Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Papanui 2 Rayburn Ave ALL THE WOW FACTOR WITHOUT THE WORK Located on a tree-lined avenue in one of Christchurch's most sought after areas, this classic family home has undergone a complete makeover from driveway to back doorstep. The result is a perfect marriage of classic and contemporary. Two sun filled living areas form an L-shape around extensive hardwood decks with ranch sliders on two sides connecting inside with out. Along one complete wall of this large open plan space is a stunning designer kitchen, with high gloss white joinery, stone bench tops and a built-in study area at one end. Light wood grain flooring and warm white paintwork throughout. There are three large double bedrooms, the master with its own stylish en-suite, lit from above with a skylight. Beautifully finished decks appear to float on various levels beside clipped hedges, a thick carpet of lawn and densely planted edges of native grasses. There is a double garage with internal access. Close to some of the city's most popular state and private schools this is an opportunity to get the wow factor without the work!

Auction

Saturday 11th April 2015 at 2:30pm On Site (unless sold prior) View Thursday 2:30-3pm Sunday 1-1:30pm rwmetro.co.nz/MET22442 Richard Withy 0275 500 267 03 343 0219 richard.withy@raywhite.com Metro Office 03 343 0219 AJ McPherson & Associates Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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REAL ESTATE HOON HAY – 4 Penny Lane

Auction

AVONHEAD - 5 Camberwell Place

Auction

BEST VALUE, BEST BUY, AND BEST YOU BE THERE!

MORE HOUSE FOR YOUR PENNY! Immaculately presented and affordable near new family home. Located discreetly off Hoon Hay Road down a private lane. Set amongst other recently built quality homes. So close to schools, ameni es and shops. All the modern comforts including double glazing, heat pump. Well-designed open plan living poin ng towards landscaped gardens. Vendor downsizing – MUST BE SOLD!

Proudly owned and me culously looked a er by our Vendors for 17 years. Recently refurbished throughout in modern colours with room to add value. Near new kitchen with underfloor hea ng and high quality appliances. Entertain friends and family with your own private courtyard and BBQ area. A light walk to Avonhead School and Shopping Centre. Perfect for young and growing families in a great neighbourhood. Has to be seen to be appreciated!

3 bedrooms, 2 Garage Spaces, 2 Bathrooms

3 bedrooms, 2 Garage Spaces, 1 Bathrooms

AUCTION: 11am 18-4-2015 (unless sold prior) at Elevate, 2 Colombo Street, Cashmere Shady A a View – Visit our website or contact the agent for details 021 0216 9996 Web – mikepero.com/RX334925 shady.a a@mikepero.com Mike Pero Real Estate Limited

AUCTION: 12pm 15-4-2015 (unless sold prior) at MPRE Auc on Rooms, 403a Ilam Rd, Fendalton Shady A a View – Visit our website or contact the agent for details 021 0216 9996 Web – mikepero.com/RX334773 shady.a a@mikepero.com Mike Pero Real Estate Limited

CASS BAY Banks Peninsula - 18 Mariners Cove

HEI HEI – 45b Hei Hei Rd

Shady A a 021 0216 9996 shady.a a@mikepero.com Mike Pero Real Estate Limited

A SLICE OF PARADISE!

Approx a 20 minute commute from Christchurch you will find this fabulous elevated full sized sec on providing elevated sea views. The ul mate kiwi dream home and lifestyle. Discreetly posi oned just off Governors Bay Road with other quality homes emerging. Stroll down to Cass Bay for an a ernoon lunch on the beach or take a short drive into Ly elton and enjoy all that there is on offer. The building pla orm is set so call architect, builder and head down there with your ideas and drawings. Our Vendors prepared to meet the market. DEADLINE SALE: all offers by 4pm 2-4-2015 (unless sold prior) View – Visit our website or contact the agent for details Web – mikepero.com/RX332061

Paul Blackler

027 528 8865 paul.blackler@mikepero.com Mike Pero Real Estate Limited

NEAT, SWEET AND COMPLETE

Instantly appealing Townhouse. Excep onally well presented. Showered in sunlight Spacious & easy care. A must view 3 bedrooms, 2 Garage Spaces, 1 Bathroom

AUCTION: 12pm 1-4-2015 (unless sold prior) Mike Pero Auc on Room, 403a Ilam Road View – Visit our website or contact the agent for details Web – mikepero.com/RX326471

FENDALTON - 146 Straven Rd

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Auction GRAND OLD VILLA – SOLD! Original early 1900s character villa with so much poten al in the heart of Fendalton! Compe ve bidding at Auc on with ac ve buyers s ll looking. Talk to Shady now for further details. This Fendalton loca on is full of bonuses which include being in zone for both CBHS & CGHS. Handy to shops, be it Wes ield or Fendalton Mall, Hagley Park is close by for a ernoon jog or gentle stroll, not to men on being on the verge of the city's emerging heartbeat. This property is fully insured, minor cosme c EQC repairs have been completed and there will be a transfer of cash se lement to the lucky new owner for driveway and paths - so make your move in confidence. Very liveable, the house is ripe for renova ons. If you're a first home buyer, builder, keen DIYer or investor then bring your ideas, plans and measuring tape to the open home and explore the different op ons at this property. Our vendors have already moved on and this will be gone come auc on day. 4 bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms AUCTION: - SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER Web – mikepero.com/RX326732

www.mikepero.com Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd. Licienced REAA(2008) 90 March 26, 2015 Metropol

Shady A a 021 0216 9996 shady.a a@mikepero.com Mike Pero Real Estate Limited

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REAL ESTATE CASHMERE HILLS - 17 Kidson Tce By Negotiation

RICHMOND – 186 Stapletons Rd

Auction

ELEVATED ABOVE THE ORDINARY

VIVA LA VILLA!

Perfectly situated on the Cashmere Hills with uninterrupted outstanding north facing sun-views of the city. Sun in the morning and evenings. Good hea ng op ons. Spread over two storeys with three bedrooms (plus a rumpus or store room) downstairs are complemented by a well-appointed bathroom. A fourth bedroom (plus study or TV room) and a second bathroom grace the upper level, where fantas c living spaces ensure ability to cater to every occasion. The balcony is the ideal spot for entertaining with family and friends. The spacious sec on features a large flat, grassed area. With EQC work now in comple on stage, ming is perfect to take ownership plus add flair of your own. A rare opportunity to purchase in a highly-desirable pocket of Christchurch, and an opportunity that demands immediate ac on.

Beau fully refurbished 1930s villa showcases a neutral pallet set against polished mber floors and panelling, spacious light-fills the rooms in this marvellous North-facing home. The large living area opens through double doors to a real suntrap, currently used as the dining room. The opposite wing is the sunny open plan living/dining room and co age galley style kitchen with floor to ceiling storage cupboards. To top off this appealing 'as is where is' property is a fully fenced back yard with established trees. A generous sized garage posi oned to the rear of the sec on and main entrance from Stapleton Road provides plenty of driveway parking. This en cing 'as is' property represents a fantas c opportunity to own a deligh ul treat at an affordable price!

4 bedrooms, 1 Garage Space, 2 Bathrooms

3 bedrooms, 1 Garage Space, 1 Bathroom AUCTION: 12pm 8-4-2015 (unless sold prior) Mike Pero Auc on Room, 403a Ilam Rd, Fendalton Marilyn Welch View – website or contact the agent 0800 539832, 027 577 0214 Web – mikepero.com/RX332659 marilyn.welch@mikepero.com Mike Pero Real Estate limited

FOR SALE: By Nego a on

View – Website or contact agent Web – mikepero.com/RX332912

Marilyn Welch 0800 539832, 027 577 0214 marilyn.welch@mikepero.com Mike Pero Real Estate limited

REDWOOD - 2/413 Main North Rd

$342,000

WIGRAM – 2 Amelia Place

Rosemary Schulte

Rosemary Schulte

027 359 8989 rosemary.schulte@mikepero.com Mike Pero Real Estate limited

FIRST HOME OWNERS & THOSE LOOKING TO DOWNSIZE

By Negotiation

027 359 8989 rosemary.schulte@mikepero.com Mike Pero Real Estate limited

BRAND NEW AND BUILT FOR YOU

2 Double Bedroom Townhouse, Open Plan Kitchen/ dining/lounge. Private, Secure & Low Maintenance. Conservatory for extra space & Tranquil Courtyard. Garage plus extra off street parking & many extras to add value. Close to Northlands & Northwood Malls Be quick to view and make an offer

3 Double Brms – 2 Bathrooms, Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Living. Separate Lounge. Butlers Pantry Quality Fixtures & Fi ngs, Situated in Bou que Whi aker Estate Halswell/Wigram Lots of Extras, Registered Valua on $660,000.00 First to be built. Buy now and reap the rewards as others follow. Comple on Date – mid April 2015

2 bedrooms, 1 Garage Space, 1 Bathroom

3 bedrooms, 2 Garage Spaces, 2 Bathrooms

View – Visit our website or contact the agent for details Web – mikepero.com/RX319519

View – Visit our website or contact the agent for details Web – mikepero.com/RX310454

FOR SALE: By Nego a on

FOR SALE: $342,000

SPECERVILLE - 349 Lower Styx Rd

by Negotiation

CHCH CENTRAL – Cathedral Square

Mark Hawthorne

Dean Ca ons

022 012 1836 mark.hawthorne@mikepero.com Mike Pero Real Estate limited

SUPERB IN SPENCERVILLE

Immaculate home with expansive indoor and outdoor living. 15 minutes from the CBD and right near the beach. All EQC work just done and signed off. Triple car garaging and room for the caravan and boat as well. Four bedrooms with master ensuited and WIR Ques onably the best example in the en re area 4 bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , 3 Garage Spaces

FOR SALE: By Nego a on

View – Visit our website or contact the agent for details Web – mikepero.com/RX283466

0800 PERO 08 (0800 737 608)

Deadline Sale

021 043 4840 dean.ca ons@mikepero.com Mike Pero Real Estate limited

EXECUTIVE CITY LIVING

This 1 bedroom Apartment is a great op on for a couple or single who seek a quality low maintenance studio style haven with all the hotel trimmings. Award winning facility hosts: Lap Swimming Pool, Spa, Sauna, Gym, In addi on owners' privileged with 24 hour swipe card access to underground car park, lock up storage, maintenance and hotel security. 1 bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 1 Garage Space DEADLINE SALE: All offers by 4pm 15-4-2015 (unless sold prior) View – Visit our website or contact the agent for details Web – mikepero.com/RX334281

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