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A stunning full lace gown with the option of a contrasting ribbon colour at the waist, and a medium length train. By Watters, the international American label, the gown is available at Brides of Merivale at 226 Barrington Street.

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A perfect fit for the sophisticated bride, this whimsical tulle wedding dress from Essence of Australia available at Wilkins Bridal Christchurch features capped sleeves, a low bodice and layers of soft ruching throughout.

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

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've been accused of it, and I confess, at times in my life I've been guilty of it. I'm talking about the new 'n' word – nice, as in too nice. As in Australian cricketer Brad Haddin's interpretation of the word nice when he said the Australian team had been discomfited by New Zealand's 'niceness'. Has this 'n' word transitioned into a different meaning like ‘wicked’ meaning excellent/awesome and ‘sick’ meaning crazy/cool? Is ‘nice’ morphing into the new way to say 'subtly intimidating'? Most Kiwis are nice as in 'good, ok, cool, fun'. We are courteous and gracious and I like that about us. We also have a dash of naughtiness in us and being naughty and nice is quite an alluring mix. Considering people's personalities, they quite often clearly fall into a naughty or nice category. My list of naughty people would be something like: Paul Henry, Jeremy Clarkson, Nigella Lawson, Graeme Rose, Ma'a Nonu and Jack Nicholson… My nice list would be: Pippa Wetzell, Tom Hanks, Marcus Lush, Jamie Oliver, Roger Federer and Matt Damon. The thing is that both of these naughty and nice lists include people I really like, they're people who appeal to me; their unique personalities stand out and they clearly have a mix of both 'n' words at respectively disproportionate levels. Are you naughty or nice? Or a good Kiwi mix of the two? Whatever, I think we should embrace a little of both and remember that thankfully neither are tangled up in any way with that awful 'a' word – arrogant.

Think about it… “Being nice and competitive are two different things.” – David Duffield

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FIVE MINUTES by Angela Bennett

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aralee Caldwell is a Kiwi who grew up in a small town in the far north of New Zealand. Like many of us she had a negative relationship with food and her body image. She tried every fad diet imaginable, counted calories, bought meals, shakes, pills and “worse” she says. Caralee lives in the Gold Coast now with her husband and three children. She studied law in her late twenties and loves being a lawyer but through all of this she still felt unhealthy and bloated. She knew something had to change around her diet and eating habits and so she decided to eat only 'real foods'. This has taken her on a journey that thousands of people from around the world have followed via her blog realfoodpledge.com and now she has launched her first cook book of the same name. I stumbled across her website and after perusing recipes such as raw lemon and coconut slice, and scallops topped with bacon and apple crumble, I had to find out more about this naturally talented foodie…

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What is 'real' food to you? For me, real food is about keeping it simple and uncomplicated. If it is grown by nature, it is real food, opposed to if it is made in a factory, then it's processed. Think about the foods our Great Grandparents ate, fruit, veggies, meats, seafood and eggs – hardly anything from a packet. Your recipes are gluten, grain, sugar and mostly dairy free; what is your view on food intolerances in modern life? It makes sense that we humans could have trouble digesting some of the modern processed, unnatural and genetically modified foods available today. Our bodies are made to eat natural food. My thoughts are if the food you are eating doesn't make you feel good or it creates a reaction, then it's best not to eat it. This is my experience, so I stay away from the foods that make me feel yucky. How long have you and your family been eating this way? I have been eating this way since 2013. My husband Cameron took a little convincing, but when he saw how much happier and healthier I was he followed my lead in the beginning of 2014.

The Food Show Christchurch is being held in Horncastle Arena, from 1 – 3 May. Early bird tickets are available online until 30 April at www.foodshow.co.nz.

What differences have you and your family noticed after changing your diet to real food? The differences for me are huge, no more tummy problems, much easier weight management, I sleep a lot better and I feel fantastic and energised all the time. My husband dropped 10kg with little effort, it just fell off and he has kept it off quite easily.


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THE DIFFERENCES FOR ME ARE HUGE, NO MORE TUMMY PROBLEMS, MUCH EASIER WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, I SLEEP A LOT BETTER AND I FEEL FANTASTIC AND ENERGISED ALL THE TIME.

Which are your top three favourite recipes? My absolute favourite recipe in the book is the lemon and coconut tart! Following that I love the pumpkin pancakes and the pork with onion and apple chutney. You are coming to The Christchurch Food Show this year what can visitors expect in The Healthy Hub area of the show? I am so excited about attending the Christchurch Food Show. I have lots of followers from Christchurch and it will be fantastic to meet everyone in person. I will be talking all things 'real food' as well as whipping up 'no bake' recipes and showing everyone how easy it is to make beautiful raw desserts and treats that are healthy. Is it difficult to change family habits to eating as you do? Not really, because the kids can only eat what you provide. So if we don't buy ice cream and instead we make ice cream out of fruit, they are happy with that. They actually love getting in the kitchen and creating with me. I think their generation are so much more educated about healthy choices than I was. Your recipes are truly inspiring and impressively original; have you always been interested in food? I am a Kiwi so a love and interest in food is a natural state for us, it's our culture. We love food, we love cooking, we love eating and you know what.... we do food really well! I cooked and created recipes from when I was very young as my parents encouraged us to cook.

On a more personal note, what is your proudest achievement? Going to university with three kids in tow and becoming a lawyer at the age of 34 is probably up there. Then of course I love my blog and book, but that is my passion and it comes together a lot more easily. If you could go back and tell your teenage self something what would it be? Finish school and stop eating junk food! What is your favourite drink? My husband's home-made margaritas! They are the best but I save them for a special treat once in a while. What were you doing the last time the

thought went through your mind, “I shouldn't be doing this”? Eating a HUGE piece of Key Lime Pie in Hawaii. What is one thing Metropol readers would be surprised to know about you? I have never been to Christchurch before. I went to Nelson when I was four and that is the furthest South I have ever been, so I am very excited to see, smell, eat, touch and feel Christchurch for my self. What do you love to do on a Sunday afternoon? I love going for a bike ride on my retro mint coloured cruiser bike, it makes me feel like I am 16 again.

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Quinns showcases new exclusive collection

1. Trisha Edmonds, Karen Beach, Mel Cross 2. Kylie Bax, Georgia English, Paula Ryan 3. Jo Seagar, Kylie Bax, Paula Ryan, Kristen Stewart 4. Ainsley Bowden, Yvonne Pringle, Sandra McCann 5. Laura Le Comte, Sarah Numan 6. Chris Cobeldick, Maureen O'Rourke 7. Jane Sherriff, Liz Chesterman, Amanda Derrick, Marg Lucas 8. Helen Bolton, Natasha Lamont

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Volunteers countrywide, including hundreds of servicemen and women, are preparing for their vital role as collectors for the Returned and Services Association (RSA) annual Poppy Day appeal on Friday 17 April. RSA National President BJ Clark said that the Gallipoli centenary makes this year's appeal particularly special. “We also celebrate the RSA's centenary in 2016 so there is a tremendous sense of history and the many people the RSA has helped,” said Mr Clark. Funds raised through Poppy Day support the RSA's work on behalf of former and current servicemen and women. Its support advisors across the country help war veterans, ex-servicemen and women, their spouses/partners, widows/widowers and dependants, whether or not they are RSA members. The RSA also provides help for overseas veterans now resident in New Zealand. Mr Clark said: “People think of veterans as being older, but those who were deployed in more recent conflicts like Afghanistan and Timor are also veterans and we are here to support them too.” Give generously to a collector and wear your poppy with pride; donate by texting POPPY to 4662 ($3 donation) or donate online at www.rsa.org.nz/Donation.

In the article 'More to Tai Tapu than meets the eye', in the 26 March issue of Metropol, we mentioned Rossendale Restaurant and ran a picture of the restaurant. Unfortunately Rossendale Restaurant closed 12 months ago and the venue has been undergoing renovations. We apologise for the error and any inconvenience this may have caused. The new owners of the property, Lisa and Richard Middleton from the Bicycle Thief report that they expect to re-open shortly under a different name. The nearby business The Vineyard @ Rossendale, a superb wedding venue, is open as usual. For more information about The Vineyard @ Rossendale see page 57 in this issue.

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Celebrating the past and future The new Christchurch Returned Services Association Memorial building is open in time for the 100th anniversary celebrations of Anzac Day. Devastated by the February 2011 earthquake, the original clubrooms were the first RSA facility in New Zealand. The replacement building on the same central city site is not only a memorial to those who gave their lives, but a modern facility that welcomes veterans and the general public. A defining feature of the project is the 11 steelbladed columns that stand on the Northern edge of the central plaza forming an open colonnade to the street. “They are symbolic of the Armistice Day agreement signed at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month and ended the fighting in the First World War,” says project architect Simon Brown. Brown says that architects Warren and Mahoney was conscious to deliver a building that paid due respect to a rich military history and became a destination that engages the street and makes a striking first impression. Quality materials including limestone

cladding and terrazzo flooring bring a sense of solidity, while extensive, full-height glazing allows the transparency appropriate to a public venue. On the ground floor, the fully licensed Trenches Restaurant and Bar is a new addition to the dining scene, with tables spilling out into the sheltered Memorial Plaza. Rotating displays of Canterbury and New Zealand military memorabilia will be on display in the restaurant.

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Continentals' new city site Previously spread across multiple sites, Continental Catering has settled its business operations into a multimillion dollar, 8,000 square metre facility and destination cafĂŠ in the Southbrook business park at 6 Kingsford Smith Drive.

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Following the successful season of Ladies for Hire, Riccarton Players has announced their new season of Knickers a comedy by Sarah Quick. Knickers has 'the delicious gossipy attitude of The Women, the outrageous money-making scenario of Calendar Girls, and the hilarious climatic finale of The Full Monty,” writes a Canadian reviewer. Sarah Quick's comedy earned a standing ovation at its world premiere in Port Stanley. The play was originally set in an Ontario town after the local mill shuts down, putting many out of work. When local director, Christina Stachurski, read the script she knew it would translate well into a New Zealand setting. “With the playwright's permission, we've re-set Knickers in Mataura in Southland,” she said. “And we've enjoyed working out the Kiwiana equivalents to the folksy small town aspects of the play.” “It seems that politicians, bureaucrats and management-speak are the same worldwide, so Christchurch people will enjoy Knickers' satire as well,” said Christina. Performing: 14 –18 April in the Hagley Open Theatre. For more information and bookings phone (03) 338 4699 or go to www.riccartonplayers.co.nz.

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Treat the diva in your life After launching her new show Legendary Divas in Christchurch last month at The Court Theatre, the response was so positive that Ali Harper is returning to do two more shows on Mother's Day, Sunday, 10 May. “I knew that re-igniting the powerful torch songs made famous by well-known legendary women would be wonderful, but I never imagined the response I would receive. It seems the songs I include in the show create strong nostalgic feelings in people, which is so uplifting.” The Christchurch based entertainer, who was awarded Best Actress late last year in the renowned New York City United Solo Festival, spends time on cruise ships as a Guest

Legendary diva, Ali Harper Entertainer. “It's a rather surreal world, hopping on a ship for a week and entertaining the passengers for one night only. Last week I was on a cruise in South Australia and performed Legendary Divas to a 700 seated theatre with all the bells and whistles. I find the ships a great space to create new shows and this is where Legendary Divas was originally born, in the peacefulness of my cabin with my laptop and music on the high seas.” Legendary Divas plays in The Court Theatre on 10 May at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. For more information go to www.courttheatre.org.nz or call 0800 333 100.

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Art with a social message An artistic billboard with a social message has been installed in an empty section on Barbadoes Street. Called 'The Visit', the temporary artwork has been designed by Parklands resident and communications specialist Megan Blakie. “I wanted something for commuters to reflect on while they're stuck in traffic or walking to work,” says Megan. “I hope the billboard challenges people to think about custodianship of the earth and how we're treating each other and the planet.” Funding for the art installation was donated

through the fundraising website Givealittle. The billboard is located at 377 Barbadoes Street, but will be relocated to another site in the Central city shortly.


Live life to the full

OUT & ABOUT “THEY OFTEN GATHER FOR HAPPY HOUR AND TO WATCH THE GAMES IN THE TOP LOUNGE WHICH OVERLOOKS THE STADIUM.”

They say when it comes to property it's all about location, location, location. The same could be said when it comes to finding a retirement village for yourself or your loved ones because let's face it, who wants to spend their retirement getting around the city?

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estled comfortably at 35 Whiteleigh Avenue, Park Lane Retirement Village couldn't be more convenient. It's within walking distance from both Tower Junction and the wide array of shops and restaurants down the increasingly popular Lincoln Road, has the Orbiter bus stop at the gate, Riccarton Mall is just down the road, and there's a rugby stadium in the backyard. “That's been a bonus, in fact it has even been a draw card for some residents,” manager Jenny Dempsey laughs. “They often gather for happy hour and to watch the games in the top lounge which overlooks the stadium.” But with an onsite library, café, hair salon, crafts room and a comprehensive activities programme which includes bowls, housie, bingo and much more, chances are you won't even need to leave. Part of the newly formed Arvida Group, there are some exciting plans in the works for Park Lane Retirement Village, including the proposed development of a Community Centre on the grounds of the adjacent camping site also owned by Arvida.

A first-class, boutique style facility, offering a variety of care options, Park Lane is all about providing residents with modern facilities and

care based on classic values. While the complex is furnished to the impressive standards of an international hotel, it is the residents' quality of life that is given greater emphasis. “We're not just about having beautiful facilities but also providing quality care and choice for our residents,” Jenny says. “This is a place where residents can retain their independence and have more time for the social and leisure activities they enjoy.” With open days from 11am to 4pm on 11 and 12 April, you can visit Park Lane for yourself to see the range of independent, semiindependent living and full time care options available. “While living in Park Lane residents will enjoy all the benefits provided by a boutique lifestyle facility, with the added comfort of personalised care in the privacy of their own serviced unit or individual care room,” Jenny says. Visit the open days on 11 and 12 April from 11am to 4pm at 35 Whiteleigh Avenue Addington, or alternatively phone (03) 338 4495 to arrange an appointment time to suit. email retire@parklaneretirement.co.nz.

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amputated both of Stacey Herbert's Mike Pero Doctors legs to save her life after the February 22 Mike Pero Real Estate held a helps send quake. fundraising dinner and auction, raising funds send Stacey to the Hanger Clinic's Lower Real estate ďŹ rm's new Fendalton ofďŹ ce Stacey Herbert toExtremity Prosthetic Programme in Oklahoma USA, which works to restore patient mobility. to USA On Monday March 9, Mike Pero celebrated the opening of 1

the real estate franchise's newest office, a Fendalton branch on Ilam Road headed by Marilyn and Lindsay Welch.

1. Josephine Kinsella (GM) Marilyn Welch (Franchise Owner), Mike Pero ( CEO), Lindsay Welch ( Franchise Owner), all of Mike Pero Real Estate & DannyO'Neill (SBS & Ribbon Holder) 2. Lindsay & Marilyn Welch (Franchise Owners Mike Pero Cashmere, Bishopdale & Fendalton) 3. Alex Wood, Debbie Jorgensen,Ruth Robertson, Nienke Podmore 4. Aaron Pero, Sophie Freer & Lindsay Welch, 5. Dean Cations, Alan Ray 6. Allaine Burket, Josephine Kinsella, Chris Finnerty

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Home of the adventurous There is no doubt that even in the face of great tragedy, the avid optimists and their comrades in our midst, will always find good looking opportunities – and that is exactly what Christchurch has done and continues to do in the wake of the Canterbury earthquakes.

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estament to the creative DNA of the city and its residents, holes in the city's heart are being mended – perhaps only with temporary fixes, but in a way that ensures Christchurch's heart will never stop beating. These fixes continue arriving in the form of emotive art installations, paintings and murals bearing their artistic soul for the entire city to see, and quirky activities and restaurants brimming with character and tasty attitude. It's a form of adaptive urbanism that is equal parts quintessentially Kiwi and foreign flavour, designed to contemporise a city on the cusp of breaking new and extraordinary ground by way of aesthetic transformation. And then there's XCHC (Exchange Christchurch) – a concept conceived by architect Uwe Rieger who implemented similar projects in the early '90s following the socially and culturally life changing fall of the Berlin Wall. Rieger struck while the creative iron was hot as the city of Berlin was catapulted towards its new normal as one of the avant-garde epicentres of Europe – a title it still proudly and compellingly wears today. XCHC is a charitable trust established to support emerging creatives, entrepreneurs and general innovation boundary pushers, to give them a place to mingle, play and do what they do best – make very awesome stuff the rest of us can go gaga over. Located in a character warehouse at 376 Wilsons Road in Waltham Christchurch, XCHC made its debut in August 2014. Crediting the likes of Gap Filler, Ministry of Awesome and Life in Vacant Spaces for breathing new and

exhilarating life into the city, XCHC is working itself to pioneer and innovate by providing an environment in which artists and creators with the same characteristics can tangibly flourish. The aim is to inject new life into a city that is constantly agitating for change on its wild ride towards becoming one of the most desirable destinations on the planet. Offering production, office, shop and showcase spaces, XCHC also provides a shared workshop for artisans and creatives to work their magic, and hosts weekly events with the opportunity for the public to peruse the latest happenings. Testament to the ambitious company XCHC is keeping are some of the recent events held at the space – at Christmas time, in the spirit of staying off Santa's naughty list – XCHC

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partnered up with the equally savvy hot spot surveyor Neat Places and UC College Arts interns to present The Pop Up Shop – the shop featured nine producers with their charming goods and consumables. XCHC has also recently been a temporary home for open performances and discussions, movement art practice and gallery openings, taking inspiration to a whole new level. In short, XCHC is a haven for the creatively restless, adventurous and unreservedly passionate, helping Christchurch out from the massive shade Mother Nature tried to throw its way. XCHC can be contacted directly at info@xchc.co.nz with requests to rent a workspace or hire the space for an event.

XCHC IS A CHARITABLE TRUST ESTABLISHED TO SUPPORT EMERGING CREATIVES, ENTREPRENEURS AND GENERAL INNOVATION BOUNDARY PUSHERS, TO GIVE THEM A PLACE TO MINGLE, PLAY AND DO WHAT THEY DO BEST – MAKE VERY AWESOME STUFF THE REST OF US CAN GO GAGA OVER.

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Going on a Bear Hunt & other Stories, Poems & Songs is the latest production by Riccarton Players' and is suitable for children aged two to 102. It incorporates all that is good in children's entertainment – simple and fun storylines, recognisable music and plenty of opportunity for the audience to get involved. Along with the main themed story of Going on a Bear Hunt, the audience will be joined by Christopher Robin and Farmer Duck; they will also learn what happens when you eat pizza before you go to bed at night. Compiled and Directed by Pat Hannah. Performances: Thursdays and Fridays at 7pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm in the Addington School Hall, 22 Brougham Street. Bookings: Phone (03) 338 4699 or www.riccartonplayers.co.nz.

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Sense of Place The spellbinding Silver-Garburg Piano Duo returns to Christchurch to combine forces with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in the second of the Lamb & Hayward Masterworks series on April 18. Sense of Place furthers the theme of identity set out in the first of the CSO's Masterworks series, opening with Benjamin Britten's Four Sea Interludes which portrays the everchanging moods of the ocean, a constant companion of all New Zealanders, and then continuing on with Bohuslav Martinu Concerto for Two Pianos H.292, with Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg. Martinu composed the concerto in 1943, shortly after he moved to the United States from Czechoslovakia. The music touches on a range of musical influences, including jazz, tango and bohemian folk, reflecting the colourful diverse identities of the immigrants who uprooted their lives and set sail for the New World in the 1930s and 40s. “We are very happy to come back to play in Christchurch for a second

time,” said Gil Garburg. “We look forward to playing the very demanding Martinu concerto with this wonderful ensemble of excellent musicians.” The concert is on April 18, 7.30 pm, at the Charles Luney Auditorium. Tickets are available from Eventfinda.

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The golden streak in the North Canterbury region continues with more wines from the Waipara region taking home accolades at the Easter Wine show – the country's longest running wine competition. Gold medals in the show were awarded to: Bishops Head Waipara Valley Chenin Blanc 2011, Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Gewurztraminer 2014, Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2014, and Mount Brown Estates Pinot Noir 2013. In addition to Gold, the Bishops Head Waipara Valley Chenin Blanc 2011 took home the Drinks Biz Trophy for 'Champion Wine of Other Varieties'. In addition the region also received a number of silver medals including: Catherine's Block Barrique Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Mud House Single Vineyard The Mound Waipara Valley Riesling 2014, Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling 2014, Bishops Head Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2013, Mud House Single Vineyard Home Block Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2014, Waipara Hills Equinox Pinot Gris 2013 and Terrace Edge Pinot Noir 2013. Also out are the latest ratings by Cuisine magazine where the top Riesling was awarded to Waipara Hills, Waipara Valley Riesling 2014.


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essica Minh Anh transformed the Hudson River in New York into the world's newest catwalk recently. The highly anticipated 100 metre floating catwalk presented fashion and New York, as we know it, in a new light, and Christchurch fashion designer Wendy Jerard was there representing New Zealand with her label Frances Jerard. Pushing the visual envelope, Jessica had guests seated facing the multifaceted glass window of Bateaux New York so they could watch models walking in front of them as if they were walking on water. As always Jessica Minh Anh wore some stunning hair styles with her inimitable style. Metropol brings you a collection of her most iconic hairstyles from her many historymaking catwalks‌

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A ramble the cooler New Zealand designer Brooke Tyson has launched a limited Winter 2015 collection 'Rambling', inspired by a collaboration with southwest style artist Floyd Perry. A lover of travelling and country rambling, Brooke brings this passion to life in her new season designs. 'Rambling' is a collection filled with rich shades of emerald, country florals and black velvet.

The must have The stand out must have piece is the Baja coat, the ultimate blend of luxury wool cashmere in red, green and navy bold stripes. The Baja coat is an essential piece this winter and paired with her popular silk Clyde pant is the perfect combination of casual meets chic.

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through months The Brambles print Designed in dark green and burgundy, Brooke Tyson's Brambles print is a key feature in her intimate Winter '15 collection. The print is seen in the Belle long sleeve top, the Briar playsuit, and the Brambles silk dress, a twist on her most sought after dress cut. The perfect pair The introduction of the hand crocheted Herald cardigan is the ultimate winter warmer, and is set to become a regular piece for seasons to come. Each luxurious piece is hand-crafted by talented seamstress Yvonne Marie Zydenbos-Sio. Pair this with the West high waist leather pants made from 100% lambskin. Velvet Soft yet sophisticated, decadent velvet pieces include the Harper velvet dress, and the Belle long sleeve top in black burnout velvet. Available online at www.brooketyson.co.nz and in Christchurch from Where the Fox Lives at The Tannery Arts Emporium, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston.

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The perfect fit for every foot Every woman is unique – every foot is different. PLAIN PONY HAIR AND DIFFERENT ANIMAL PRINTS SHOW UP TO MAKE A STATEMENT.

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Micro heels are being touted as the new flats. This kitten heel transforms into a vintage classic look with a modern edge. At a very easy to wear one inch heel height, the heel looks fine and elegant yet feels sturdy and comfortable. That makes these ideal 24/7 shoes, with refined lines and leathers to take you from desk to dusk. Whatever your requirements the helpful and friendly team at Ziera Merivale are there to look after you and your feet. Call in to see their large exciting range of new season stock at 229 Papanui Road, or give them a call on (03) 355 4400 or visit www.zierashoes.com.

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FASHION, HEALTH & BEAUTY A genuine smile is one that is well remembered. It is part of our everyday social interactions and plays an important part in how we communicate with those around us. “I encourage clients to preserve that – eye smiling is a very nice thing,” says Dr Philip Frost from Face Value.

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r Frost specialises in non-surgical cosmetic medical treatments such as Botox, Dysport and dermal fillers from his clinic on Papanui Road, and is very aware of ensuring his clients leave with a soft and natural look. “We need to be very responsible to keep within the realm of a natural aesthetic,” says Dr Frost, with maintenance rather than escalating treatment an important part of his practice. “People want to look healthy, well and good for their years.” With Botox well suited to areas in the upper face such as frown and forehead lines, and crow's feet, Dr Frost works to ensure that his clients retain animation and movement within the area. “All areas of the face should be in balance,” he says, taking a similar approach to the use of dermal fillers to add lip

“PEOPLE WANT TO LOOK HEALTHY, WELL AND GOOD FOR THEIR YEARS.”

definition and subtle volume changes. Regular maintenance is crucial to any care programme, with Dr Frost preferring to assess his clients on a case by case basis to determine what treatments are best suited, rather than a prepaid maintenance programme. Contact Dr Frost at Face Value for your free, no obligation consultation on (03) 388 8806 or visit www.facevalue.co.nz.

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Guaranteed to smile “We guarantee everyone will leave here happy,” says Amy from ME2 Denture Studio.

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rom their purpose built facilities in Riccarton, owners Amy and Pagi offer a full denture service, including free consultation for clients, and exceptional service with Amy's welcoming smile out front. “We make all our dentures on site,” says practice manager Amy, with their personalised service focused on creating a natural look which leaves their clients feeling confident and happy. This means they will happily spend that extra time to ensure that their clients are happy with the resulting fit, colour and feel. “We want customers to feel comfortable that they can come back and we will make adjustments if needed.” With over 10 years in the industry, qualified clinical dental technician Pagi used his wide range of skills and experience when making all the necessary decisions for the newly opened clinical dental laboratory, including determining the best products to use to ensure a high quality end result.

“MY FAVOURITE PART OF MY WORK IS SEEING THE CHANGE CREATED FOR THE CLIENTS FROM WELL-MADE DENTURES.”

“I do it all from start to finish,” says Pagi, whose work involves completing all assessments, taking necessary impressions, manufacturing the dentures in their on-site workroom and checking their fit. “My favourite part of my work is seeing the change created for the clients from well-made dentures.” Their denture services include full and partial dentures, relines for loose dentures, additional teeth to existing dentures, as well as same day repair work for damaged or broken dentures. “We offer very competitive and affordable rates, without compromising on quality products and service,” says Pagi. Many of their clients are referred from local dentists, with Amy and Pagi welcoming self-referrals from those who may be unhappy with the fit of their dentures or simply wish to discuss any concerns. Visit ME2 Denture Studio at www.me2denture.co.nz or on facebook, give Amy and Pagi a call on (03) 341 5419, or drop in to 233 Riccarton Road.

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Western wear There is the soft smell of leather and the buzz of industrial sewing machines inside the doors at Clarke McKenzie.

AS WELL AS A RANGE OF EQUESTRIAN AND FASHION FOOTWEAR, THEY HAVE A GREAT SELECTION OF OUTDOOR CLOTHING PRODUCTS WITH NEW WINTER LINES ARRIVING DAILY.

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he store has been providing excellent service in canvas and equestrian products for 101 years, and is well known for their range of outdoor clothing and footwear that looks great on and off the horse. “A number of our customers come in for Western style boots for their weddings,” says owner Linda Dawber. Their boots are genuine Ariat Western boots from the United States, made for both fashion and riding, with a selection to view online at www.clarkemckenzie.co.nz, and to try on in store. As well as a range of equestrian and fashion footwear, they have a great selection of outdoor clothing products with new winter lines arriving daily. For men and women this is anything from smart and stylish winter jackets, Outback oil skins, vests, moleskin pants, to long and short sleeve Polo shirts and hats in a range of styles. Linda herself has a long history in textile design and construction, with the large workroom out the back of the store continually busy creating products for outdoor use. “We can make and repair anything and everything out of canvas, PVC and leather,” says Linda, with the list of products designed to protect your outdoor equipment impressive in its scale. Shade sails, exterior sunshades; covers for outdoor furniture, umbrellas, barbeques, boats and cars; squabs, pannier bags for motorbikes and horse trekking, and even covers for heavy machinery such as diggers, are just some of the products available, all of which can be customised to their clients' needs. The experienced riding team are happy to offer any equestrian advice, with an at home saddle fitting service provided through in-house saddle fitter Graeme.

To enquire about saddle fitting across the South Island or to simply talk to one of the friendly team, call Clarke McKenzie on (03) 323 6536 or drop in to 802 Main North Road, Belfast.

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All from Rouche Claire Bloom – Perfect Match dress $299 Stolen Girlfriends Club – Lulu Boot in black $359 Georgia Jay – Pepper Party purse $140

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The stores are rapidly filling with clothes for autumn/winter and the warm weather is showing us signs of abating. For transitional pieces choose shorter sleeves and loose silhouettes to flatter and keep it breezy. Navy is the new season's black, so if you are erring on the dark side, be on trend in navy this season. There's much more to come but here's a sneak peek…

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OrthodontiX removed this beautiful bride's straightening braces for the couple's wedding photos.

Beautiful ‘shiny whites!’ By Cheryl Colley.

Something about her wedding day invariably ensures that a bride looks her most beautiful and radiant. It is after all a very special day and she wants to be as dropdead gorgeous as possible for her groom and for family and friends.

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ut not everything has to be left to nature or to chance. A little help is permissible. That's where Great4Teeth, the latest addition to OrthodontiX the specialist orthodontic practice, comes in. Right now Great4Teeth is delighted to be able to offer brides and grooms cosmetic teeth whitening for $350 per couple, or $199 for one person, a considerable saving on their usual price.

The whitening treatment uses the Polus teeth whitening system, the world's most advanced and innovative technology and materials to whiten teeth safely, quickly and with maximum results. The “Osmo Whitening Gel” eliminates stains and reveals a beautiful shiny white smile in three 12-minute cycles. This product guarantees that the results will be achieved with virtually no sensitivity. Typically results from this treatment can last one to two years depending on a client's food and drink intake. Should a bride be having teeth straightening treatment with braces, then as a standard practice OrthodontiX will remove the braces for free for the wedding day and the photos, and replace them afterwards. To maintain that stunning new smile Great4Teeth has a shop full of oral care products in the front of the beautifully refurbished 1910 bay villa at 36 Colombo Street where OrthodontiX is located. The range of products is impressive and they are also different from the norm. Take the toothpaste

RIGHT NOW GREAT4TEETH IS DELIGHTED TO BE ABLE TO OFFER BRIDES AND GROOMS COSMETIC TEETH WHITENING FOR $350 PER COUPLE, OR $199 FOR ONE PERSON, A CONSIDERABLE SAVING ON THEIR USUAL PRICE.

brand Marvis as an example. It's an Italian brand often referred to as the “Chanel of Toothpastes” because of its flavours. It comes in mint cinnamon, mint jasmine, mint liquorice and mint ginger. The Great4Teeth shop is open Monday – Thursday 10am – 3pm. Whitening treatments are by appointment only. Contact Gwen on (03) 355 5855 or info@great4teeth.co.nz.

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When the Victorian era meets science ction the result is Steampunk, by nature quirky, fun and very creative.

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teampunk is celebrated in all its diverse glory at Clockwork Emporium and Café, with the creative aesthetic that it offers exactly what proprietors Mike and Paula wanted to share when the Emporium opened just over a year ago. “It all started with a birthday party,” says Mike of their own Steampunk journey. An avid reader of sci- and steampunk novels, his Steampunkthemed birthday party was all it took for both he and Paula to become fascinated with the genre. They both wear it well – corsets and rufed shirts, and long shorts with braces, completed with hats and goggles, and pieces from Paula's jewellery range, Muse Jewellery Design. It was while looking for retailers suitable for her line of jewellery that the couple rst discussed a Steampunkinspired store. Originally from Mexico, Paula has been making jewellery for over nine years, with this slowly evolving into Muse's Steampunk and vintage look. “A lot of it is repurposed,” says Paula. “Most are made from recycled vintage watch mechanisms.” Paula imports USSR made '60s and '70s era watches from the Ukraine, adding coloured stones and handpainted glass to create stunningly detailed and unique pieces of jewellery. With Muse Jewellery Design as its basis, the idea of the Emporium grew to

THE EMPORIUM GREW TO INCLUDE THEIR OWN CLOTHING RANGE OF CORSETS, WAISTCOATS, LOCALLY MADE CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES AND A SELECTION OF RAY GUNS.

include their own clothing range of corsets, waistcoats, locally made clothing, accessories such as goggles and bow ties, ne wool and tweed hats from Hills Hats in Wellington, and a selection of ray guns from Flint Lock and Hanley Soloway (NZ Steampunk creators), along with refreshments from Belo Coffee Trading Company and Wildower Botanicals Steampunk teas. “One thing we've learned is that you really cannot tell who will appreciate it,” says Paula, with many who wander into the Emporium encountering the style for the rst time. “I have 18 corsets – for me corsets are like shoes,” says Paula, with the store offering a huge range up to size 26, from full to under bust, in rich Steampunk-style or light oral. “They look great with jeans - they give you shape, support you and make you feel fantastic.”

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“And it's not just for Steampunks,” says Mike. “It's something you can dress up your everyday street clothes with, like Steampunk cufflinks with business shirts to create a unique look.” Steampunk-themed weddings are a big thing at the moment say Mike and Paula, with many guests visiting the Emporium looking for help with their look, or for gifts. “It's all about upcycling and most people have elements of clothing they can start with,” says Mike, “adding small pieces such as cufflinks, hats or goggles, waistcoats for the men, corsets for the ladies, or even crafting full outfits.”From his seat on a bench outside the Emporium's door Mike takes in the view along New Regent Street. He chats with those who pass by, the regulars and newcomers fresh off the tram, the curious and the fans. Creative repurposing is core to the genre and part of what attracts Mike to Steampunk. His costume 'Agent 24' stands in the window, complete with large ray gun. It won a placing in the Steampunk Fashion Show at the annual Steampunk NZ Festival in Oamaru two years ago. Paula and Mike will be making the trip south for the festival again this year, along with many other members from the Steampunk Christchurch community. The festival runs over Queen's Birthday weekend (28 May – 1 June) with readings, performances, markets, dinners, dancing and more, and newcomers are always made especially welcome. “There is something about Steampunk – you go to an event and everyone talks,” says Paula. “Something about dressing up, and being creative, really opens people up.” Clockwork Emporium and Café is open daily on New Regent Street for coffee and Steampunk awesomeness from 10am – 5pm, and late nights for most theatre evenings. You can also see their fashion on display at the Canterbury Fashion and Beauty Week at The Tannery on Friday 17 April, or check out www.clockworkcafe.co.nz.

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Wool you'll love to wear We've certainly been noticing the change in the atmosphere over the past few weeks as we move inevitably towards winter. What better time than now to take up the knitting needles once again and create some wonderful garments for the cooler days? There is also no better place to find everything you need to indulge your creative knitting urges than The Main Skein in the Bush Inn Centre.

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“WE HAVE MOST BEAUTIFUL ALPACA YARNS IN STOCK. IT IS ACTUALLY FIVE TIMES WARMER THAN WOOL, HYPO-ALLERGENIC AND DOES NOT IRRITATE THE SKIN.”

circular cable needles with interchangeable tips. You're going to need something to hold all your knitting paraphernalia. The Main Skein has the answer - the Floressents range of velvet bags in Tree of Life and Bird of Paradise patterns – simply stunning. Talking about stunning – not on the knitting theme, but definitely craft-related - is the store's range of

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wedding garters and horseshoes, exquisitely made by Bronwyn, one of the store's talented staff. The Main Skein is open seven days, including on public holidays. They have a loyalty card system and offer lay-by and gift vouchers. And they also always have a rack of samples to inspire both novice and experienced knitters.

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Finding fashion treasures Colours and cuts for the cooler months are now on the rack at Boutique Clearance.

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he longest standing outlet store in the city, Boutique Clearance has been offering high fashion at great prices for 18 years. “We have a very broad range of fabulous winter and autumn pieces,” says manager Kathryn Ward, with their diverse selection of international high fashion labels including a range of vibrant scarves to brighten up any winter look. They also stock Pierre Cardin and Milleni fashion leather handbags, as well as a range of other accessories to complete an outfit. An easy in store layout and excellent service makes for an enjoyable shopping experience at the boutique, coupled with their convenient location in Fendalton Village Mall. With a café, footwear store and beauty salon next door, Kathryn says they often find their customers choose to catch up over a little fashion shopping and lunch. Super Duper Sunday is arriving at the fashion store this year, offering fantastic sales on two high end fashion labels for six Sundays each year. “It is an absolutely remarkable sale,” says

Kathryn, with prices reduced even further than their standard 50% below the recommended retail price. Keep an eye out in store, with Boutique Clearance open daily 10am – 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 10.30am – 3pm on Sunday, or on facebook, to make sure you don't miss out on their next Super Duper Sunday sale, or call (03) 351 4058 for any enquiries.

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THE MOD SQUAD Attention girls and boys, autumn has arrived and winter is nipping at its heels. With chilly weather approaching it's time to check out the new fashion collections in stores. One of our favourites here at Metropol is Witchery's Boy & Girl AW15 collection. It's been put through its paces by their savvy designers to ensure that it's lively, fashionable and fun-loving.

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itchery Girl & Boy is calling all parents of next-generation style icons to join their Style Squad for petit vogues in the making. Launching across New Zealand and Australia, the competition asks parents to enter a picture of their mini me showing their unique style and 25 words explaining how they are stylish beyond their years to find two new style-savvy additions to their Style Squad. Running until April 14, the winners selected (one boy, one girl) will be flown to Sydney to participate in a

superstar photo-shoot for Witchery's summer season campaign plus come back with an extra bag full of $1000 worth of Witchery wardrobe. The winning mini me's will be in great company too, joining the ranks of famed bloggers Captain & the Gypsy Kid and Lindy Klim's brood in online and print. Four runners up (two boys, two girls) will also receive a $500 Witchery Girl & Boy wardrobe. For more information head to: stylesquad.witchery.com.au

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FOR THE GIRLS For girls, a pretty kind of playfulness joins forces with an urban edge. Think modern femininity meets Parisienne pluck. Amid timeless must-haves and transitional staples, animal print and embellished pieces step up, taking their place as future classics alongside active stripes and easy layers. Easily mixed and matched, key items include utilitarian favourites like the jersey military dress, biker jeans, roomy parkas and vests, all in a colour palette featuring army green, indigo and touches of pink. Clever details including epaulettes and cargo pockets help to define the look, while interesting textures are made to be mixed.

FOR THE BOYS Boys have their marching orders too. The first goal is to put the building blocks of a functional wardrobe in place with great shirts, fine stripe tees and sand-worn chinos. Then the real action begins with a reinforcement of geometric camo print that works best with grey fleece and denim, or military blues. The trends are all present and accounted for, but this is not about one-hit wonders. Ideal for layering, cable shawl cardigans and biker jackets will easily make the transition into winter and beyond, thanks to hardwearing fabrics and heavy-duty finishes. Put simply, these are pieces to be played in. With adventure in mind, the season ahead will see kids kitted out with the equipment they need to seize the day.

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What's new in beauty… The sea holds the secret Kerastase's new Chronologiste collection comprises four products designed to completely revitalise the hair and scalp. The star ingredient is Abyssine – a molecule discovered deep within the hydro thermal passages of the Pacific Ocean. Abyssine provides in-depth nutrition for gorgeous looking hair and a sublime satin touch. RRPs $48 - $58

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L'Oreal's new Infallible 2-Step lip colour is a combination of replenishing hyaluronic gel and high intensity pigments, finished with an illuminating balm. It provides hours of colour, hydration and comfort for your lips. 4 new shades RRP$29.99 each

This is the first gel-infused eye shadow on the market – Colour Riche L'Ombre Pure Eye Shadow – which has incomparable glide. The new technology combines 40% powerfully pigmented powders with 60% crystal clear gel creating an eye shadow with unparalleled colour and staying power. 10 Shades RRP$19.99 each

Working its magic in 10 minutes Indulge in some well-deserved pampering with the latest skin-care delight from 'by nature' - their new Nourishing and Refining Face Mask. Manuka honey, organic rosehip oil and aloe vera work to soothe and moisturise the skin, while collagen and hyaluronic acid recover elasticity and firmness. Simply peel the mask from the sachet, smooth it on to cleansed skin then sit back and relax with a good book and a glass of bubbly! 5x25g, RRP$9.99

Nourish, smooth and firm your body The latest addition to Manuka Doctor's award winning high performance skin care range is Firm Body Moisturiser. It's a luxurious everyday body moisturiser specifically designed to help firm and smooth skin, especially those troublesome spots that the gym just doesn't seem to improve! Signature ingredients are purified bee venom, certified UMF 18+ manuka honey and royal jelly. RRP$54.95

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Capturing a moment Jessica Gunn has always been drawn to humanity in the world of art. While a tree is still a tree from any angle, she finds inspiration in the ever changing human form as it breathes, moves, thinks and stands.

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ive drawing first caught her attention as a young secondary school art student, and stayed with Jessica when she travelled overseas and had the rare opportunity to attend fashion shows in Paris. With a fashion background she drew what she saw – the fabulous garments and the shapes and silhouettes of the women who wore them. With only a pencil and brush Jessica is now creating pieces of art which capture not only a figure and fabric, but also a very special moment in time. “It's such a privileged moment,” says Jessica, who meets with brides-to-be while they are fitted for their wedding gown, observing and drawing the way each moves and the way the dress fits around her. “When I draw, my intention is to record a significant and unique moment - I witness a precious and very personal time that will not be repeated,” says Jessica. “I am not drawing a portrait, rather I am observing the particular character and the exceptional way that person presents themselves to the world, consciously or unconsciously.” With a Bachelor of Fine Arts behind her, Jessica's work includes ink and wash images, using wash to show lightness of fabric, and the darker ink to give detail and texture. She has also recently begun creating bridal images with water colours and gouache, using soft shades such as crème brulee, alabaster, and driftwood. 42 April 9, 2015 Metropol

“I AM NOT DRAWING A PORTRAIT, RATHER I AM OBSERVING THE PARTICULAR CHARACTER AND THE EXCEPTIONAL WAY THAT PERSON PRESENTS THEMSELVES TO THE WORLD, CONSCIOUSLY OR UNCONSCIOUSLY.” THE WORKS INCLUDE A NUMBER OF VIEWS OF THE BRIDE TO BE, ALL DRAWN LIVE OVER A NUMBER OF DRESS FITTING SESSIONS.

The works include a number of views of the bride to be, all drawn live over a number of dress fitting sessions. “The process of drawing live over an hour or so works well because the observation of that person's singularity during this time becomes clearer to me,” says Jessica. “The truth is in front of me and all the decisions are immediate.” Jessica's work also includes capturing other precious moments in time, be these a growing family or pregnancy. Contact Jessica on 027 648 4444 or visit www.jessicagunnstudio.co.nz for more information.


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Venue for a Picture the ultimate romantic setting – Cashmere's Swan Lake Gardens with its large manicured lawns, fresh water lake, white swans, bell birds and charming ducks in one wonderful location.

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pecialising in private garden wedding ceremonies, Swan Lake Gardens has a rich and illustrious 120-year history of garden parties reflecting all occasions. Today the venue is renowned, respected and highly coveted as a stunning option for private garden weddings. When a couple wants a truly beautiful wedding the stunning gardens provide a breathtaking backdrop for guests with no detail overlooked. The venue can easily accommodate small intimate weddings or large wedding ceremonies with ease, and a luxury Jaguar wedding car is a stunning addition to an already divine affair. Catering for up to 100 guests, the large function lawn overlooks Swan Lake and the perfectly landscaped gardens which are designed to indulge the senses. Its accessible location, just a few

kilometres from the centre of Christchurch, means Swan Lake Gardens is an idyllic and convenient option for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, while having a location that is convenient for guests to travel to. Swan Lake understands the bride and groom's right to create a day that is entirely their own. Flexible ceremony settings and no set layouts means a couple can have the wedding they always dreamed of – be it with a jazz band or string quartet, a small stunning ceremony, or a larger ceremony with lots of celebrating and decadent canapés. The choice is entirely theirs to make. Garden wedding season runs from 1 August to 31 May and the friendly team at Swan Lake Gardens are available now to discuss options for your dream wedding. Visit www.swanlake.co.nz for more information.

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hoosing the perfect wedding dress takes years of practice, but for brides-to-be that's just not an option. Thankfully, the team at Wilkins Bridal has been doing it for over 30 years. Here are store manager April Meredith's top tips for choosing the perfect dress: Ÿ Focus on the right silhouette for your body shape first, details come later. Ÿ Don't forget about the back of your dress – it's often what your guests are looking at during the formalities. Ÿ Don't pick a wedding dress because it's trendy now – photos are forever. Ÿ Don't feel pressured to bring an audience to your fitting – they can confuse you. Find your perfect dress at Wilkins Bridal, 7 Pilgrim Place, Sydenham, phone (03) 377 8595, enquiries@wilkinsbridal.co.nz.

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stablished in Christchurch in 1880, Kennett Crafted Jewels is a fourth generation company defined by unparalleled excellence thanks to its stunning traditional and contemporary work with wedding rings. Specialising in classic diamond solitaires, owner and operator Anne Kennett also designs exquisite halo settings with diamonds and coloured stones for added difference, and offers a number of unique options to her clients who would like their wedding and engagement rings to 'fit flush'. As well as its own gorgeous bespoke designs, Kennett Crafted Jewels has the International Dora range of rings for both brides and grooms. The expansive and modern men's range includes diamond settings and a variety of titanium, palladium, gold, platinum and mixed metal designs.

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he best wedding gifts are unique, enduring and of indisputable quality. Ensure your wedding day spoils fit the bill with a registry from luxury giftware specialist Corso De' Fiori. Store owner Jackie Kirwan-Green has recently returned from an overseas buying trip and is excited about the range of unique, designled and classical pieces soon to be available in store – from exclusive dinnerware and glassware to exquisite Italian ceramics, linen, and other luxury gifts. Jackie and her experienced team have the knowledge and personal attention to detail to ensure your wedding registry reflects your unique style and homeware needs. Visit Corso De' Fiori's new website for inspiration – www.corsodefiori.co.nz – or visit the store, Aikmans Road, Merivale, phone (03) 355 4228, email sales@corsodefiori.co.nz, or check them out on facebook (@corsodefiorichc), or Instagram (@corsodefiori).

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hat if there was a treatment that could slow the ageing process of the skin and keep you looking forever young? The Liposculpture and Cosmetic Clinic are pleased to announce the arrival of new lasers to the clinic. These state of the art lasers Age 58, Pre-forever Young BBL include the FOREVER YOUNG BBL™, an innovative form of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) that uniquely delivers light therapy targeting the signs of ageing and sun damage. Their new Sciton BBL™ is a medical grade machine and is the only BBL of its kind available in Christchurch. It is described by world experts Age 67, Post-forever Young BBL as the “Rolls Royce” of IPL devices. Images supplied by Sciton® - Images have not been retouched or altered “Patients' skin treated with this regime appears to show little or no signs of ageing over an 8 – 10 year treatment period with FOREVER YOUNG BBL™,” says Dr Grant Bellaney, of the exciting results he expects to achieve. “It is truly amazing.” Results from the treatment include an increase in elasticity of the skin, more ordered and uniform collagen deposits, and improvements in fine wrinkles, pigmentation and vascular lesions, as well as a reduction in facial redness and brown spots. Once initial improvement is achieved, only 1 to 2 treatments per year are required. For more information on this and our other services call the clinic on 0800-LIPOSUCTION or (03) 3560214.

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Choosing By Cheryl Colley

Modern wedding ceremonies in New Zealand can be as formal or informal as couples want. They can be religious or non-religious, full of pomp and ceremony or simple and casual. They can include traditional customs and rituals or have a contemporary twist. The options are limited only by a couple's wishes and creativity.

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here is one element that all couples must have when they are getting married – an authorised and registered person to perform the service. Independent marriage celebrants in New Zealand are people from the community appointed by the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Only people appointed for this role and whose names appear in the list of marriage celebrants in the New Zealand Gazette or at www.bdm.govt.nz, have the authority to solemnise civil marriages in this country.

Choosing the celebrant is an important decision because a celebrant can make a significant difference to the outcome of a ceremony. Couples should look back on their ceremony for eternity with warm memories because they have worked with their celebrant to craft a ceremony that reflects their values and beliefs, and that is unique and personal to them. To achieve this there needs to have developed a relationship of trust and openness between the couple and the celebrant. A top celebrant expects to be


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a celebrant “checked out” by couples to see if the rapport is there to achieve the special outcome they have in mind. Only then should the development of the ceremony begin. Getting to know a couple closely so as to capture their essence is at the heart of a top celebrant's approach. The celebrant then acts as the weaver of all the strands of information and of the couple's wishes and desires that come out of their discussions. The resulting ceremony should be as individual as is each couple. It should be appropriate to their backgrounds and circumstances. It should be authentic, personal and genuine, while including the obligatory legal aspects. This type of ceremony not only completely engages the couple, but just as importantly it engages the guests because it accurately depicts the couple and their love for each other. The difference between a middle-of-theroad celebrant and a great celebrant is striking. Do your homework to find the one who is right for you.

THE CEREMONY SHOULD BE AS INDIVIDUAL AS IS EACH COUPLE. IT SHOULD BE AUTHENTIC, PERSONAL AND GENUINE.

Cheryl Colley is a registered marriage and civil union celebrant qualified with a Certificate in Celebrant Studies from New Zealand's Celebrant School.

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uaint, historic chapel – check. Fine food and exceptional service – check. Close to the city – check. Diverse range of stunning indoor and outdoor spaces and dedicated team focused on every detail to create your perfect day – check. Wigram Base offers everything you need to make your wedding a day to remember for all the right reasons. There is also an in-house wedding planner available to ensure every step in the planning and every moment on the day is just perfect – ensuring the happy couple stays happy throughout the entire process. Personal touches are what make the perfect wedding. That's why the team at Wigram Base offers a range of packages and is flexible enough to accommodate all your special details. Wigram Base, 14 Henry Wigram Drive, info@wigrambase.com, phone (03) 341 5910.

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hen it comes to your wedding day it is important to know that every eventuality has been covered. Rosebank Estate is an experienced hand when it comes to hosting weddings, with their beautiful gardens set amongst a rural outlook perfect for weddings from intimate gatherings to large groups. There are a range of venue options to suit your needs, including weddings set in their garden or by a peaceful pond, and an indoor/outdoor chapel, with all including menus designed by their inhouse chefs - they also have Plan B options for inclement weather situations. Rosebank offers convenience for your wedding guests, located a short drive from Christchurch International Airport and the city, with ample space for family and car parking, and accommodation at Chardonnay Lodge available right next door. For more information visit www.rosebank.co.nz or call the function manager at Rosebank Estate on (03) 323 7353 or 323 9314.

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Styling themes to perfection Imagine there's a place that transforms your visions of the perfectly styled wedding venue into a reality. In fact you need not imagine, because there is a place, the aptly named and award winning Dreams to Reality.

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ince founding Dreams to Reality AmyJo Cameron has been exceeding clients' expectations by bringing life to the unimaginable. She thinks outside the box, cleverly designing and styling a theme to utter perfection. Her ability to create and incorporate simplistic yet imaginative details, details that are often overlooked by others, elevates each setting to a level of professional distinction. You may know of Dreams to Reality as suppliers of superior wedding décor, but with such passion and sought-after talent for styling, the business has recently restructured to focus solely on the design and style aspects – with all the same unique items available for hire. “I have exceptionally high standards and take pleasure in helping create and extend on the bride's vision and making it all work,” says Amy-Jo. She has an enviable ability to stay one step ahead of the trends. Centrepieces, over 80 chair sash colours, carpets, decorations,

vases, lighting and many more exclusive items can be delivered, set up and packed down in accordance with both clients' and the venue's time frames. A focus on excellence in every aspect, from keeping products in pristine condition to spending long hours adding artistic touches, has seen them thrive on clients' word of mouth referrals and be recommended by venues. To book an appointment with Dreams to Reality contact Amy-Jo on (03) 347 3407. www.dreamstoreality.co.nz.

HER ABILITY TO CREATE AND INCORPORATE SIMPLISTIC YET IMAGINATIVE DETAILS, DETAILS THAT ARE OFTEN OVERLOOKED BY OTHERS, ELEVATES EACH SETTING TO A LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTION.

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Wedding plans Congratulations, you're engaged and looking forward to your dream wedding. To make it everything you desire you need to be focussed and organised. Here are some tips to ensure your planning goes smoothly…

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omance knows no bounds at Chateau on the Park overlooking the stunning grounds of Hagley Park in Christchurch. For the bride and groom looking for a venue that will create magic and unforgettable memories on their special day, the whimsical venue's dedicated and professional event coordinators have mastered the art of creating nuptial perfection in the unique setting of beautiful gardens and castle-like architecture. Set amidst five acres of award winning gardens, the Chateau on the Park offers a unique and tranquil environment for a romantic wedding celebration, be it traditional, contemporary or totally original. With a choice of either the Camelot room or the Great Hall, the menu can also be designed to suit the budget. Ample parking on site ensures a stress free experience for guests.

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irst off, don't rush. Enjoy being engaged, it's a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends and contemplate a wonderful future together. The first step of your wedding planning will be to set the date. Once this is done you will need to decide on the tone of your event. Will it be a formal wedding, a casual affair or a theme wedding? This is also the time to decide whether your wedding will be religious or secular, and what the wedding will “feel” like. Setting a budget is always a big consideration. Talk to each of your parents and ask them if they'd like to contribute to your wedding, and either how much they'd like to give you, or what specific things they would like to pay for. Your attendants at the wedding will be helpful on the day and leading up to the day, so choose them carefully, ask them in person if at all possible, and discuss the responsibilities involved. Venues get booked out well in advance so begin looking for a venue you love early in the piece and you are more likely to get the date, time and cost that you've planned for. Consider hiring a wedding planner or consultant. If you are a busy person, or just want some guidance, professionals can be invaluable in putting together your ideal day and they can often save you money. You'll find free checklists and planners on the internet and these are helpful for staying on track with your list of to do's. You'll no doubt find yourself gathering information from many sources such as magazines, brochures, swatches and printouts so obtain a ring binder or wedding book so you know where everything is. Once you've got these basics underway you can begin with the fun stuff – dresses, suits, flowers, rings, food, photos, cake, music and the many other details that you'll find on your checklist.

Celebrate your special day by holding your wedding in our romantic setting. Beautiful summer garden wedding ceremonies. Cosy mid winter fire side receptions. Award winning cuisine for up to 220 guests. Poolside pre dinner drinks and cocktail food.

Dedicated professional wedding co-ordinators. Attentive, friendly service staff on the day of your wedding. Plentiful free on site parking, complimentary honeymoon suite & your First Anniversary dinner in our Brasserie. No hidden costs & excellent value.

Deans Ave & Kilmarnock St Cnr, Riccarton, Christchurch

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Is an engagement ring necessary? No. However the wedding ring is usually an integral part of the wedding ceremony. Does the formal invitation to a church wedding require an answer? No. but it is a matter of courtesy to reply. How many ushers are needed? Usually estimate one usher for each 50 guests. Who handles the celebrant's fee? The groom pays the fee, but the best man presents it to the celebrant, in a plain white envelope, either before or after the ceremony. Which side of the church is to be reserved for the bride's family and friends? The left is for the bride, the right for the groom. Can a house wedding be just as formal as a church wedding? Yes, but there are usually not as many attendants. May guests be invited to the reception and not the wedding? Yes, if the ceremony is to be attended by only relatives and close friends. Who reads emails or messages of congratulations at the reception? The best man. Are gifts brought to the reception? Traditionally no, but a table is often provided at the venue and gifts displayed there. Are financial contributions displayed with other wedding gifts? No, but they can be noted on a card. How are wedding gifts displayed if a home reception is not planned? A tea or cocktail party may be held for close friends several days prior to the wedding. What does the bride give the bridesmaids? A small lasting gift such as a piece of jewellery. Many times the groom is the one chosen to give the bridesmaids a small gift. What does the groom present to his ushers? Gloves, ties, boutonnieres. Who provides corsages for the bride and mothers? The groom. What does the groom present to his bride as a gift? Usually a personal gift such as jewellery. Should the groom dance at the reception with other partners? Yes, with his mother, mother-in-law and the matron of honour.


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njoy real food prepared with air and the freshest of local seasonal ingredients by choosing Verve Real Food Catering. Our talented team cook everything from scratch and are well known for being exible when it comes to menu design. More than happy to incorporate your favourite dishes or family recipes, we can also make recommendations from our extensive repertoire to create exactly the menu you want. With a fully mobile commercial kitchen, treat your guests to delicious, freshly prepared real food wherever your heart desires. From traditional venues and marquees, to woolsheds and beachside settings - we work our culinary magic virtually anywhere. Coupled with exceptionally high levels of service, your wedding feast is sure to be a truly memorable part of your special celebration. Contact Nicky at Verve Real Food Catering 03 3746662 or 021 709 220 or email info@vervecatering.co.nz

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olished Diamonds is renowned and highly respected for its unique, custom-made engagement rings. The business serves the Canterbury, New Zealand and international markets with GIA certied diamonds, engineered precision and unmatched workmanship. The talented business can set any diamond or gemstone to suit any budget, and its online store offers the chance to peruse 20,000 GIA certied diamonds and more than 400 diamond ring designs. Clients are also welcome to visit the showroom at 30 New Regent Street. Polished Diamonds utilises Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology so clients can see the proportions of their ring before it is made and works to 0.01mm. It takes just 5-10 days to bring a ring to life. Owner Dan Joines says, “We are particularly proud that we are able to offer the highest quality workmanship and diamonds, while ensuring that our service is completely affordable and great value for money.” Remodels, repairs, registered valuations and free ring cleaning are also part of the offering at Polished Diamonds.

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he Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco is a wedding venue that has it all - the Village Green perfectly suited to wedding ceremonies, the Village Hall or the Grand Marquee – ideal for receptions. It offers special packages for bridal parties and the bride and groom receive a free night's accommodation on their wedding night in one of the romantic summerhouse cottages. Stay the night before the wedding in a gorgeous two bedroom cottage with your bridesmaids, enjoy a breakfast p latter served to your room and relax while the Grand Mercure team turn your wedding day dreams into reality. The Grand Mercure has its own wedding coordinator who will work with you every step of the way to make your day exactly as you imagined it!

any mature clients go to V for Hair and Beauty Merivale after being dissatisfied with their cuts and styles elsewhere. The friendly team of stylists there have over 60 years' combined experience, and the maturity and expertise to look after senior clients. It is important to have a style that suits your hair, face shape and most importantly, lifestyle. If you choose to let the greys come in naturally, your haircut needs to create shape and make a statement. There are lots of ways to add colour and minimise re-growth, such as foils with highlights and low lights. Your skin tone naturally changes as you age, so make sure to adjust your hair colour accordingly with softer shades. Perms don't ne ed to be taboo! A good perm or style support can add manageability and volume to hair. Clients love having hair and beauty therapy all under one roof. Whether it's for a relaxing facial, pedicure or an eyebrow tidy up, you will walk away looking and feeling fabulous from head to toe.

Find them upstairs in Merivale Mall or online at www.vforhair.co.nz.

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The ring… Summer or winter, rain or shine… fine, traditional or modern, bold

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anterbury Jewellers have been crafting exquisite pieces of jewellery for 35 years, designing and manufacturing handmade jewellery from their premises at 75 Peterborough Street. “Some will be lucky and 'find' the perfect engagement ring already made,” says Jason Baylis from Canterbury Jewellers. “Others may need to mix and match from various designs, or start from scratch and have the ring designed and handmade.” For those who are unsure exactly what style of ring their girlfriend would like Canterbury Jewellers has a few helpful tips. “Take note of the jewellery she wears,” suggests Jason. “Is it traditional with lots of fine detail or modern and bold? We will be able to get you on the right track from there.” Call Canterbury Jewellers on (03) 366 7737 for more information, or drop into the store to get an idea of the design that is right for you.

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he Vineyard@ Rossendale, on Old Tai Tapu Road, offers the perfect venue for your wedding. With its established gardens, lush lawns, and grape vines, it offers the perfect romantic setting for the big day - from ceremony, to photographs, to reception. In winter there is the added bonus of a view of the snow-covered Southern Alps. “We can also offer special prices, more options for dates and suppliers for winter weddings,” says venue manager, Graham Jones, who has over 20 years' experience in the industry and is also a wedding celebrant. The air conditioned building, which can hold up to 200, has French doors to the gardens, a dance floor, a private lounge, and an elegant bridal retreat. Visit www.rossendale.co.nz for further information and a 360 degree virtual tour or phone Graham or Liz on (03) 322 7780 to discuss your dream wedding.

Leading the way in design and repair of exquisite jewellery

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Pla num 18ct Yellow Gold 2.45ct Emerald TWD.25ct.

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Wonderful for all-The Commodore Hotel's award winning gardens with their luxuriant ferns and native trees make a spectacular backdrop to a wedding ceremony and reception. There can be little more fitting for a small and intimate summer wedding, or even a cooler weather one in front of the large fire in the courtyard.

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he Commodore Hotel caters for weddings in all weathers with its adaptable function rooms – the Head of The Avon Room and The Ward Room. The Head of The Avon Room can accommodate up to 140 guests with beautiful gold or black and white decorations and an atmosphere to make your special day a truly memorable one. The Ward Room is ideal for weddings of up to 60 people with an atmosphere perfect for a romantic occasion. The Commodore Hotel's wedding packages include venue hire, table set tings and full service, along with the hotel's excellent and freshly prepared food. There's flexibility in the style of food, from cocktail items to a buffet and even a set menu for weddings with fewer than 40 guests. The hotel is also delighted to offer, as part of its package, a night for the bride and groom in the 5star luxury of its newest and very stylish business level, as well as breakfast the following morning and a late check-out. Should guests also wish to stay at the hotel, the Commodore can put together attractive packages. To book your wedding at this convenient location with its ample parking and airport shuttle service, or to enquire further, contact Sue Marsh, Conference Manager on (03) 357 9863 or email suemarsh@commodorehotel.nz.

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THE HOTEL IS DELIGHTED TO OFFER, AS PART OF ITS PACKAGE, A NIGHT FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM IN THE 5-STAR LUXURY OF ITS NEWEST AND VERY STYLISH BUSINESS LEVEL.

Weddings

Beach front venue Cocktails in the cafe Sole use of the restaurant on First Floor Tailored Menus Tablecloths and settings provided Fully Licensed

THE 2011 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

CORPORATE EVENTS GUIDE

Nominee: Best Nationwide Restaurants

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

Wedding Venue The Iris Garden wedding venue is an easy 20 minute drive from Christchurch to the peaceful countryside of Motukarara. The gardens & ponds around the old cottage are perfect setting for a smaller intimate cocktail style wedding. There is a BYO option. Larger areas suitable for a marquee are available

Country Garden Wedding Venue – The perfect place for your special day.

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451 Ridge Road Motukarara RD2 Christchurch www.theirisgarden.co.nz

p.(03) 329 7825

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Monument to love

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ne of the world's greatest monuments to love is India's glorious glowing Taj Mahal, which was built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz. So, with romance in mind, what could be nicer for an exotic wedding reception than Coriander's Ethnic Indian Restaurant on St Asaph Street, with its elegant colonial style building, and its stunning sandstone relief of the Taj Mahal? The restaurant's Bollywood Room is a private function area. Beautifully appointed, and decorated with hundreds of Bollywood posters, it can accommodate 50-60 people, and menus can be arranged to suit budget and taste. Coriander's is open 11.30am to 1pm and from 10.30pm guests can spill into the bar area of the restaurant and enjoy their own DJ and dancing.

Coriander’s

Ethnic Indian Restaurant

Come in and Experience an Exquisite Array of Delicate Flavours!

NEW St Asaph St NOW OPEN

222 St Asaph St, City Centre Phone 365-5557 Hanmer Springs Edgeware 76 Edgeware Rd, Edgeware, Phone 366 7223

Rolleston

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

Shop 5/30 Cnr Conical Rd Hill & Chisolm Ave, Ph 03 315 7616

Kaikoura

17 Beach Road, Ph 03 319 6844

Phone 0508 111 001 Order Online or Call 0508 111 001

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softly sculptured white canopy designed to resemble the flow of a bride's veil stands on the lawn of The Garden Hotel. It's a picturesque garden setting for a wedding ceremony where you can express your love for each other with your friends and family looking on. The Garden Hotel specialises in small, intimate weddings for between 40 – 54 guests. Overlooking the garden area is the dedicated wedding venue – the Iris Room – where you can choose to have either a cocktail affair or a meal with a set menu or a buffet. All inclusive packages are available for each option and there is accommodation on offer too. Contact Yanmin Li, Functions Co-ordinator. Phone (03) 385 3132 or email gardenr@gardenhotel.co.nz. Their website is www.gardenhotel.co.nz and they are also on facebook.


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RECIPES FOOD WINE BARS & CAFÉS RESTAURANTS

Food adventures in the Med Cultural tour specialist Peter Sommer Travels will combine superb food and wine with fascinating history and culture this year during a series of dedicated culinary expeditions in the Mediterranean.

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hree upcoming departures will focus on the superb local produce, fresh seafood and proud culinary traditions of Turkey and Sicily, while at the same time offering an insight into the rich history of these ancient lands. Each tour offers a chance to taste traditional foods and fresh local ingredients in a handson style, from foraging for wild herbs to cooking at a family home. Catering to small groups of 6-14 people, the tours are hosted by expert guides with academic backgrounds in history and archaeology, not to mention a passion for the local cuisine. Two different itineraries are available with a choice of three departures: A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise - an eight-day sailing journey along Turkey's Carian coast, travelling aboard a magnificent wooden gulet to ancient sites including the magnificent ruins at Knidos and Kaunos. Rated one of 'the world's tastiest cruises' by London's Sunday

EACH TOUR OFFERS A CHANCE TO TASTE TRADITIONAL FOODS AND FRESH LOCAL INGREDIENTS IN A HANDS-ON STYLE, FROM FORAGING FOR WILD HERBS TO COOKING AT A FAMILY HOME. Times and 'One of the Top 10 food and drink holidays in Turkey for 2015' by the London Telegraph, it offers a chance to get involved in the culinary traditions of this flavourful destination. Operates from May 23 to 30, 2015, and again from September 26 to October 3, 2015. Priced from approximately NZ$4240 per person twin share. A Gastronomic Tour of Sicily - an eight-day tour focusing on Sicily's east, home to a vibrant culinary tradition that draws from the island's many foreign rulers – from the Byzantines and Arabs, to the Normans and

Spanish. Guests will spend the week feasting on Sicilian produce including cheeses, chocolate, olives and honey, taking part in cooking classes and sampling wines from the vineyards of Mount Etna's slopes and beyond. This tour provides a chance to dine in several superb local restaurants, as well as exploring the island's magnificent scenery, baroque towns and ancient ruins. Operates from September 26 to October 3, 2015. Priced from approximately NZ$5640. For more information visit www.petersommer.com.

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Flirting with

flavour

You'll find aubergines are still available in stores and this 'parcel' recipe by the Akaroa Cooking School is a great way to prepare them. They make a tasty entrée and can be made well in advance and kept in the fridge until ready to serve. Just pop them in the oven until the cheese starts to melt and serve immediately.

Roasted Aubergine Parcels with Mozzarella, Sundried Tomatoes & Pesto Ingredients: 2 large aubergines sliced length ways in 1cm strips (you will need 8 slices in total) Olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 100g mozzarella sliced into 8 pieces 8 sundried tomatoes sliced 2 Tbsp basil pesto Handful of micro greens or mesclun

Method: Preheat the oven to 180°C. Brush each aubergine slice liberally with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Either grill or fry the slices until soft and just cooked through. When the aubergine is cooking it will look very dry to begin with but as it starts to cook the moisture will come out again, so don't be tempted to add more oil. Set aside to cool on kitchen paper. When cool enough to handle place a layer of mozzarella in the middle of 4 of the slices, followed by a dollop of pesto, sundried tomatoes and then another piece of cheese. Wrap until ends meet and then wrap another slice to form a parcel. Place on a lined baking tray and heat in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes until cheese is melting. Drizzle each plate with balsamic glaze, top with aubergine parcel and finish with a few greens on top. Serves 4

Basil Pesto Ingredients: 1 large bunch basil ¼ cup blanched almonds or pinenuts (or any preferred nut) lightly toasted ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan Pinch of salt 1 small clove garlic 1 – 1 ½ cups olive oil

Method: Place all of the ingredients and 1 cup of olive oil into a blender and pulse until well combined. You may need to add more olive oil if the mixture is too thick. Keep adding oil until you get the desired consistency. Taste and add more seasoning if necessary. Store in the fridge until needed. Makes approximately 1 cup.

A WORLD OF COFFEE STOP OFF AT THIS NEW CENTRAL SPOT FOR A CUP OF HAVANA COFFEE, AN AMAZING SWEET TREAT CAKE OR A DELICIOUS BAGEL.

Open Mon - Fri 7am -7pm & Sat- Sun 8am - 7pm

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P. 0275117070

Photography – Alan Gillard

Balsamic Glaze 1 cup good quality balsamic vinegar Put in a pan and reduce by a half. Put into a squeezy bottle and use as a drizzle on the plate. (Keeps indefinitely)

The Akaroa Cooking School recipe book by Ant & Lou Bentley is available from the Akaroa Cooking School or Whitcoulls and Paper Plus nationwide. RRP$50


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Making lunchtime exciting They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and, while that may be true, lunch is the most exciting meal of the day at Japanz Bakery, South City Centre.

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eaturing a delicious range of traditional Kiwi 'tucker' and Japanese inspired products, there is something for everyone at Japanz. “The best pies in town,” as described by one happy customer on the Facebook page – steak, steak and cheese, mince, mince and cheese, chicken, satay chicken, bacon and egg – feature the perfect golden crust and the bakery now supplies them frozen so you can enjoy Japanz pies at home. Sandwiches – egg, tuna lettuce, ham lettuce tomato, teriyaki chicken, and chicken cutlet – bacon and cheese croissants, burgers (vegetarian potato croquet burger), cream puffs, tarts, cakes, scrolls, donuts and cheese

cakes are popular lunch time options. “People are surprised everything is made in the back factory,” co-owner Makiko explains. “We have a wide range of traditional Japanese products, such as custard cream bun/ choco cornet, melon buns (named 'cookie bun' for our shop), curry puffs and products with ingredients Kiwis aren't familiar with, like red bean buns using boiled sweetened bean paste. “Japanese food is now influenced heavily by western food, so Kiwis are already familiar with many of our products. New Zealanders enjoy pies, scrolls and donuts the most.” Japanz Bakery is owned by Takuya and Makiko. From a third generation family of patisserie, while Takuya's peers were busy studying, he was helping in the kitchen, before working for one of Tokyo's top bakeries. Takuya is supported by a talented assistant baker and well-trained customer service staff and baristas. The couple's Gloucester Street bakery was demolished after the earthquakes, so they moved to South City last year and, while they celebrate Japanz's one year anniversary on March 24, the shop itself is 15 years old next year. “Our policy is to make honest products… no shortcuts, no fake ingredients and, of

“PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED EVERYTHING IS MADE IN THE BACK FACTORY.” course, safe. We love knowing you can give our products to anyone – kids, family and friends,” Makiko says. “We love seeing our customers' happy faces. That's what motivates us.” To see the range for yourself visit South City Centre, find them on Facebook or phone (03) 943 4066.

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Join us every Thursday for Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm

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

THE 2011 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

Merivale: 355 5645

café & wine bar www.savoirecafe.co.nz

CORPORATE EVENTS GUIDE

Nominee: Best Nationwide Restaurants

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

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Passionate 'bagelers' share the love If you do what you love, then you'll never work a day in your life.

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hat said, given how much the team at Wholly Bagels and Pizza love bagels, every day must be a holiday. And they have been spreading the love across the country with the same enthusiasm as the day it all began over 15 years ago. Since the oven timer went off on its very first bagel in 1998, Wholly Bagels and Pizza has developed a staggering range of bagel and filling combinations for every taste and occasion – breakfast bagels, classic bagels, gourmet bagels, mini bagels, veggie bagels and naked bagels. There are 13 different flavours – from sesame seed and wholegrain to jalapeno cheddar and chocolate chip. And when it comes to fillings, the choices are even more extensive – chicken schnitzel, pastrami, salmon, falafel, and a whole load more. Baked fresh daily with local ingredients means there is no need for nasty preservatives and they contain very little sugar or fat – so you can feed your hunger without worrying about your waistline. At Wholly Bagels and Pizza, they are resolute in their belief that there is nothing better than a bagel, but they will concede there is a close second – a New York style pizza. Thin, crispy base, fresh toppings to make you salivate and 100 percent New Zealand ingredients whenever possible – that's the promise of a Wholly Bagels’ pizza. Size is everything to New Yorkers, so the sizes available are large (14 inch) and jumbo (20 inch or half a metre).

MODERN JAPANESE DINING IN CHRISTCHURCH

The perfect place for your function or party. From 4 to 44 or more

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

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“We bake our bagels fresh, everyday.”

THEY ARE RESOLUTE IN THEIR BELIEF THAT THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN A BAGEL, BUT THEY WILL CONCEDE THERE IS A CLOSE SECOND – A NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA.

Call in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or anytime in between. Dine-in or takeaway, Wholly Bagels and Pizza can accommodate (almost) any request – large groups, picky eaters and dietary concerns. Wholly Bagels and Pizza, corner of Creyke and Ilam Roads, phone (03) 351 0883, freephone 0800 555 911,or email crekeroad@whollybagels.co.nz www.whollybagels.co.nz.


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The

Cocktail Mary's mixologist

chef

Mary's Mixologist Boss Parkhill shares the secret behind making a sensational Crazy Daisy‌

How to make a Crazy Daisy Recipe from the book Lose Wheat in 4 Weeks, available from good bookstores now.

Boss Parkhill

My inspiration for this cocktail is the 'Daisy Daisy' song first heard when I was just a kid. The drink itself impersonating sweet Daisy rich and indulgent, the simple glassware 'a bicycle made for two'. Share with your loved one or simply enjoy all to yourself, either way you will become madly in love. Have a sip and fall!

Glassware Use either a bistro or rocks glass, my choice would be the Luigi Bormioli Rubino available from Total Food Equipment.

Recipe

Marinated Barbecued Shrimp Dairy-free, nut-free, Paleo-friendly Preparation time: 5 minutes (plus marinating time) Cook time: 5 minutes Serves 4 Succulent jumbo shrimp, skewered and grilled, are a great source of protein and low in fat. This recipe is simple to prepare and takes almost no time. Serve with a quick side like roasted asparagus with garlic and orange zest for an easy dinner. Timesaving Tip: To save on prep time, ask for peeled, deveined shrimp at the seafood counter. It may be a little more expensive, but it's definitely worth it.

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 2 tablespoons regular olive oil Juice of 2 lemons Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper ½ cup finely chopped parsley, for garnish (optional) 1. Season the shrimp with the cayenne pepper and paprika, and place in a zipper-close bag. Add the oil and lemon juice, shake to combine, and marinate for about 10 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, prepare a gas or charcoal grill for medium-heat cooking. 3. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper, and grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or just until cooked through. Garnish with the parsley (if using).

Crazy Daisy 60ml Bourbon 30ml Lemon Juice 5ml Grenadine 5ml Gomme Orange slice Maraschino cherry 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 over ice into chilled glassware Bloody Mary's is now online so check out www.bloodymarys.co.nz where they will 4. Garnish with orange slice, Sidecar maraschino cherry and fall in love be publishing all the Mary's Mixologist recipes on their site for easy reference.

Finest Quality Meats Check out our product range. Come in to the store or visit our Facebook page.

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in your kitchen

Are you planning a Wedding or other Special Occasion...

The China Cabinet has an extensive range of quality vintage tableware for hire Phone (03) 3520 488 or 027 461 9333 Email: info@thechinacabinet.co.nz www.thechinacabinet.co.nz

Enjoy the last tastes of summer with our Mojito, & Mango, Lime & Coconut macarons – in-store until the end of April.

J’aime les Macarons The Colombo 363 Colombo Street Ph (03) 366 9108 www.jaimelesmacarons.co.nz

Discover all of the wonderful sweet treats on offer from The Gingerbread House. Why not use our delivery service and send a tasty gift to someone special – all of our cakes and cookies can be personalised and are baked fresh on the premises.

The Gingerbread House 3 Good Street, Rangiora Ph.03 310 6805 info@pennysgingerbreadhouse.co.nz or facebook

Aronui Nelson Pinot Gris 2014

A great place to meet friends for delicious gourmet artisan food and simply stunning coffee! Open Mon-Fri 7.00am-5.00pm Sat- Sun & public holidays 8am-5pm

Metro Cafe 159 Cranford Street Ph. 03 356 1835

Layered with peardrop, stonefruit and spices, this elegantly concentrated off dry Pinot Gris has exotic flavours and good power and drive

Ph. 0800 864 894 www.tohuwines. co.nz

WHAT'S AT THE BUTCHERS APRON THIS WEEK? “Yummy BLT's “ or Maybe a Hot Hungarian Sausage Get down to the Butchers Apron located by Peter Timbs Meats In Edgeware For a BLT, BLAT, pulled pork in a Bap, sausage in a bun or a steak sandwich YUM!!

Peter Timbs Meats ltd 70 Edgeware Road, St Albans Ph (03) 3661780

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6 MEDALS

Cognac and Champagne Dinner Croizet Cognac, Beau Joie Champagne and Pescatore present a unique and extravagant 5 course cognac, champagne and food matching dinner. Certainly an event to add to your calendar. 6pm Thursday 16 April $165pp Bookings Essential P: 03 371 0257 E: pescatore@thegeorge.com

www.pescatore.co.nz

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Chorizo Garcia by Curator’s House Restaurant Cuisine Artisan Award winner 2013. Buy fresh from

“Complete Home Italian Barista Pack” Everything you need to keep the coffee flowing in your home! Call us to book a free demonstration in our showroom Available from:

Deli Garcia

The Crowded House Coffee Company Ltd

2 Burnside Crescent Ph. 03 357 8290

B1, 200 Springs Rd, Hornby Phone 03 348 5089 www.thecrowdedhouse.co.nz


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Take a night off

AMONG THE FAVOURITE MAINS ARE THE STICKY PORK SPARERIBS MARINATED IN SPECIAL BBQ AND HOISIN SAUCE, AND THE TOP-OFTHE-LIST FILLET STEAK WHICH IS ON THE FULL GRILL MENU.

School holidays. Mum needs a break and the children need a treat, and Caesars Family Restaurant and Bar, on the main North Road caters for both.

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ven better for the budget, kids eat free on Mondays and Thursdays. Conditions apply and you can check these and all the restaurant's tempting weekly promotions on the Caesars website www.caesars.co.nz.

The restaurant has a special children’s area, with an Xbox 360, play station, TV and toys galore. Parents can sit in a booth nearby, enjoy a large family style table or enjoy a cocktail in the newly refurbished bar, with its outdoor seating and Sky sport TV. Caesars is famous for its delicious homestyle cuisine and loving attention to taste and quality. A new head chef, with 40 years' experience, has recently joined the kitchen to carry on this tradition. Variety and an extensive menu is another reason for Caesars success and the menu covers an enormous choice of dishes, ranging

from starters and light meals to mains and delectable desserts. Among the favourite mains are the sticky pork spareribs marinated in special BBQ and hoisin sauce, and the topof-the-list fillet steak which is on the full grill menu. There is also the fun option of cook it yourself Grill on the Rocks. Mother's Day is on the horizon and traditionally Caesars offers a special Mothe r's Day menu and opens from 11am till late. It is essential to reserve early for this popular date. With seating for 200 people, it is also a great venue for large functions, and birthday and special celebrations are a specialty.

Families' Favourite The Ideal Place for Birthdays & Functions OPEN DAILY Lunch 11.am-4pm & Dinner from 4pm NORTHWOOD SUPA CENTRE 548 MAIN NORTH RD PH 323 5420

www.caesars.co.nz

Felice and Paulette invite you to enjoy their newest dining experience

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Beckenham GR EAT F VE UNC NU TIO E N

Sumner

Cookai Style New Sashimi

Sushi & Sashimi Platter.

OCEAN CAFE & BAR SCARBOROUGH

FORMAGGIOS COOKAI JAPANESE RESTAURANT The Cookai Japanese Restaurant offers patrons the chance to enjoy authentic Japanese food in a familyfriendly, welcoming environment. Our menu includes many Japanese favourites including soft shell crab, tempura sushi roll, grill chicken and much, much more. Our helpful waiting staff can assist you with selecting your meal if you are unsure of what to order. We offer a wide range of Japanese dishes and beverages with a special set menu option for lunch time and a relaxed luxurious dining area and lounge. Fully licensed offering BYO for bottled wine only. We can cater company functions or private functions for up to 40 people. Opening Hours: Lunch: Wed-Sun 11.30am - 2.00pm Dinner: Mon-Sun 5.30pm - 10.00pm

LICENSED

Rangiora

COFFEE WORX Premium Coffee Roasters Coffee Worx is a funky retro industrial cafe and coffee roastery in Rangiora, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Specialising in top quality espresso, all day breakfast and exclusive Yellow Rocket Bagels, Coffee Worx is a must to visit on your next trip to North Canterbury. Tasty food & great coffee Open 7 DAYS 7.30am - 5.00pm weekdays 8.00am - 5.00pm weekends

Cnr Ashley & Blackett Street, Rangiora Phone (03) 423 3243 68 November April 9, 2015 58 13,Metropol 2014 Metropol

Your neighbourhood restaurant just got better serving gourmet pizza, steak, salad, pasta and more. Join us for Steak night every Thursday night. Porterhouse Steak with Chips & Salad $17.00 View our menu at www.formaggios.co.nz

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

Open Daily @ 8am NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS

Happy hour 4-6pm Fridays. $5 House Wine $5 Tap Beer with complimentary flat bread

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

150 Colombo Street

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

NOW OPEN

Phone (03) 331 6674

Addington

Bishopdale

SPECTATORS 7 day Bar & Bistro

SAVOIRE Café of Bishopdale

MOTHERS’ DAY Treat your mum at Spectators on Mother's Day and we will give her a glass of bubbles on arrival and a gift to take home. Please Note: Bookings are essential. The gift is a potted plant which may vary from the one pictured above. Our usual ‘Kids Eat Free on Sunday!' offer applies.

Opening Hours: Monday – 7.30am til 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday – 7.30am til late Saturday and Sunday – 11.00am til late

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

Located in Bishopdale Mall adjacent to New World Supermarket. Come in and try our freshly baked scones & muffins or sample from our new menu with a coffee in our sunny & sheltered courtyard. We cater for small and large groups for breakfast, brunch or lunch. For groups on limited time we are happy to take pre-orders and have your meals ready for when you arrive. For large group bookings we can open earlier to suit your needs. We are able to take care of all your catering needs. Hours: Mon to fri 7:30am to 4pm Sat 8am to 4pm Sun 9am to 4pm Closed on public holidays. cafesavoire@gmail.com

333 Harewood Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch LICENSED

Phone (03) 360 0996

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DINING Woolston/Parklands

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

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

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. Open Hours: Lunch: Tues - Fri 10am - 3pm

Phone: 943 2110 Woolston & 383 6263 Parklands

Phone: (03) 365 0163

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

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

FULL LICENSED 07rocksalt@gmail.com 7 Normans Rd

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50 Wordsworth St just off Colombo Sydenham

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Ready for a little bar-hopping and the chance to catch some great sounds? There's plenty on around the city that will appeal to all types and tastes... Thursday 9 April Wunderbar, Lyttelton: Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine. 8:30pm, blues Transitional Cathedral: Nathan Haines. 7:30pm, jazz The Bedford at CPSA: Fantine with Oval Office. 8pm, jazz CPIT Jazz School Auditorium: Brenda Earl Stokes. 8pm, jazz The Gym: Kevin Field. 1pm, jazz The Gym: Nick Hollamby - All Sinatra. 7pm, jazz Engineers Bar: Mike T. 9pm, DJ Pegasus Arms Restaurant & Bar: Nick Lee. 7pm, covers, tribute band Morrell & Co: Salsa Nights. 9:30pm, Latin Sandridge Hotel: Karaoke with DJ Chick, 8pm.

Friday 10 April Horncastle Arena: David Gray. 8pm, singer-songwriter Charles Luney Auditorium: Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz. 8pm, jazz Wunderbar, Lyttelton: The Eversons. 9pm, alternative/indie The Gym: Dave Spicer. 1pm, jazz Alvarado's Mexican Cantina/Bar: Dance with Matecito Latin Band. 8pm, Latin Trevinos Bar and Restaurant: X Files. 9pm, covers/tribute band Transitional Cathedral: Mary Coughlan - The Whole Affair. 7:30pm, jazz CPIT Jazz School Auditorium: Nick Dow Trio. 8pm, jazz The Gym: Fantine - Jazz Favourites. 7pm, jazz The Twisted Hop: The Scoundrels. 7:30pm, pop

Baretta: Mike T. 10:30pm, DJ Becks Southern Alehouse: Ctrl Alt Rock. 8:30pm, covers/ tribute band Baretta: Nick Lee. 4pm, covers/tribute band Engineers Bar: After Work Friday's Mike T. 4pm, DJ Engineers Bar: Mike T. 9pm, DJ Sandridge Hotel: Karaoke with DJ Chick. 8pm Bowl and Jack: Vanderfield DJs. 7:30pm

Saturday 11 April The Foundry: Pendulum - DJ Set. 9pm The Gym: Janice Gray and The Boys. 1pm, jazz The Bower: Inlimbo - Acoustic Duo. 3pm, covers/tribute band CPIT Jazz School Auditorium: Fiona Pears. 8pm, jazz Trevinos Bar and Restaurant: Vague As Bros. 9pm, covers/ tribute band Dragons Den Social Lounge: Dr Sanchez. 9pm, jazz Becks Southern Alehouse: Fat Stallian (aka Famous Unknowns). 9:30pm, covers/tribute band The Gym: Mary Coughlan - Musical Gold. 7pm, jazz Pegasus Arms Restaurant & Bar: The Fletchers. 9pm, funk

Sunday 12 April Transitional Cathedral: Garden City Big Band - Tribute to Stu Buchanan. 1:30pm, jazz Kaizuka Eatery & Garden Bar: Sunday Session. 3pm, dub/roots The Brewery: Summer Sunday Sessions with Stig, The Piano Man. 6pm, variety concert Freemans Dining Room, Lyttelton: Live Music on The Deck with Carmel Courtney 3.30-6.30pm

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Energy efficient show home reopens Award-winning Rilean Construction has re-opened its first ever energy efficient 'Evolution Series' show home near Queenstown as substantial demand for sustainable living continues to grow.

STEPPING INTO THIS WARM, SUNNY HOME REALLY ENCAPSULATES WHAT AN EVOLUTION HOME IS ALL ABOUT.

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he show home re-opened at the popular Jack's Point lifestyle development recently and displays many features of sustainable living and environmentally responsible building methods. Designed by Rilean-appointed architect Mark Gray, the four-bed two-bath home at 9 McKellar Drive spans 225sq m and is located in a sunny north-west facing position within the spectacular development, overlooked by The Remarkables mountain range. The 'Evolution Series' team is “thrilled” to reopen the home to the public, which first opened its doors in June 2014, enabling them to once again showcase what an energy efficient home should look and feel like. “We're lucky the owners have allowed us to use it as a show home again for six months while they live overseas,” said Rilean Construction director and shareholder Mick Moffatt.

The open plan living area opens on to a spacious balcony overlooking the mountains “It's perfect timing really as we're in autumn and starting to feel the first 'pinches' of winter with the occasional morning frost. Even in our harsh Central Otago climate,

stepping into this warm, sunny home really encapsulates what an evolution home is all about. The heat retention level is amazing.

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Niche builders in the groove “We're Cantabrian to the core and Holloway Builders intends to make a contribution to this province for many years to come,” says James Holloway, managing director of Holloway Builders. “I spent many years living and running my own building company in the UK after completing my apprenticeship here in Christchurch, but seized the opportunity to come back to Canterbury when it arose. While the UK experience was great and helped me learn a lot about this industry, Canterbury is home.”

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ames' philosophy is fundamental to the company's operation. He wants to ensure that every Holloway client enjoys their home and their environment in the same way that he does. Each and every home is designed to make the most of the outdoor environment, sunlight and other key natural benefits. He and his team treat every project as if it is their own home they are building. Delivering the highest quality product with the highest level of customer service is the ultimate goal. The company's ethics are summed up in their catch-phrase: “We are small enough to care about every one of our clients, yet big enough to ensure highly

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“WE ARE SMALL ENOUGH TO CARE ABOUT EVERY ONE OF OUR CLIENTS, YET BIG ENOUGH TO ENSURE HIGHLY COMPETITIVE BUILDING RATES FOR TOP QUALITY HOMES.” competitive building rates for top quality homes.” Since its formation in 2011 Holloway Builders has focussed on earthquake repairs and rebuilds for Hawkins/IAG in the “over cap” repair programme. These repairs range in value from $100,000 to in excess of $1 million and are very complex in nature. Holloway Builders' new build focus is in architecturally-designed and built homes. Clients may elect to use their own architect, their own plans, a Holloway recommended architect/designer or work from one of the company's existing portfolio of plans. Holloway Builders will construct to whichever design the

client wants. It really is all about flexibility and exceptional customer service. Holloway Builders emphasise that they are not a group housing company nor do they want to be a volume builder, but rather a niche builder providing extremely personalised service to deserving clientele. Clients have one point of contact from their initial inquiry to the handing over of the house key. That is Scott Harris, sales and marketing manager. Scott will meet with clients at any time and at any place that suits them. You can contact Holloway Builders on 0508 HOLLOWAY (4655 6929) or email Scott at scott@hollowaybuilders.co.nz.


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Creative risk-takers 'We don't want a grand entrance' was one of unusually few design specifics clients Ben and Sarah Quinn had for Red Architecture's Tane Cox when they engaged their long-time friend to design a home for them and their two pre-school daughters. Unusual also was the enjoyment these first-time homebuilders derived from the experience. "The whole process was good fun and really easy", says Ben.

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imilarly Tane, who has known the couple for more than 10 years, credits the designer-client relationship as being "near perfect" and says there were few other exacting demands made by, the "creative and switched-on" couple. And so it appears the trio's mutual respect and enjoyment of the process made decisionmaking a cinch. They were all quick to agree the site, a 10,000sqm section in Whatawhata, lent itself to a barn-type structure due to the form's connection with the rural setting. Tane was conscious however that he didn't want to reiterate the often over-simplified design clichés the title 'barn-house' might engender, therefore 'barn form' was only a starting point for this modern interpretation of a rural building.

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"THE GREATEST CHALLENGE WAS GETTING THE BALANCE BETWEEN VISUAL SIMPLICITY AND DETAIL THAT HAD HAD THOUGHT PUT INTO IT.”

In his research of, both local European and American styles, he found barn typology demonstrated an honest aesthetic, due to its initial functional purpose and an ethos of using locally available materials, with simplicity of design, adaptability of space and opportunity for modification at its essence. These creative yet pragmatic values suited the client's brief perfectly, they wanted something unique, but it still had to meet their budget. Vertically clad steel was chosen for the exterior, both to imitate the corrugated iron cladding typically used on rural outbuildings and to keep costs down. Other cost-cutting measures included 'found' elements, such as the bricks used on the block forms on the south side, retrieved from a demolished Christchurch warehouse and found at their local demolition yard. Tane says not only were his clients creative and resourceful, but "were willing to take a lot of little risks."

The cedar inversion in the large black barn shape was one of these risks. It creates a crisp and tactile interruption to the building's simple form and means there is a recessed exterior living space protected from the wind. The simple palette chosen is a nod to the utilitarian approach favoured by farmers, but Tane says that while referencing a palette and materials from a rural setting was easy enough, "the greatest challenge was getting the balance between visual simplicity and detail that had had thought put into it." The tongue of wooden decking reaching out from the recessed courtyard creates a perpendicular juxtaposition against the building and, a pleasing visual contrast of materials. But it is the interior where the collaborative nature of the relationship most demonstrates the creative flair of the couple, who began by selecting a simple palette of organic and industrial hues and paired this with 'found' elements and pops of neon. The result is a fun and playful atmosphere – with strong

references to the barn form. Tane says playing with scale in the interior connected the building with barn typology. By manipulating the ceiling height, spaces of different volumes were created – such as the dropped ceiling in the entryway, which creates a 'humble' welcome (the typical barn form eschews grandiosity). While in other spaces, such as the living area, the room is opened to its full height, creating a generous feeling of space that belies the modest size of the room. The flexibility of the interior design means the loft, which was created from the ceiling space at one end of the building, can be easily extended further into the building as the needs of the family change over time. The home's fresh interpretation of form and disciplined use of colour palette and materials was what caught the judges' attention recently, when Red Architecture's 'Modern Barn Form' took home the ADNZ 2014 awards for both Regional and National Residential Home between 150 - 300sqm and the Resene Colour in Design Award. Tane believes a great part of the success of the project is owed to his clients who he describes as 'creative risk-takers'. Their openmindedness was key in creating the freedom to challenge the design process. "They trusted me which was a massive thing.” Article credit: Defign magazine. For regular design news and information subscribe to 'Defign' and the ADNZ Facebook page to stay in the know www.facebook.com/ADNZInc.To read more on some of the top architectural designs in New Zealand over the last year, purchase Defign magazine by contacting ADNZ direct on (03) 358 0112 or reception@adnz.org.nz. If you are looking for an experienced designer, who is also a respected member of ADNZ in Canterbury, go to the “Find a Designer” section of the website www.adnz.org.nz/find/.

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ontemporary work from local artists fills the walls at Art Box Gallery. Dynamic pieces from over 40 artists cover a wide variety of modern styles and genres, with their range in price making original art work affordable for any home or business. Assisting clients to find the perfect piece for their new or renovated home, is one of the highlights for owner Beverley Frost. Beverley offers a free, no obligation home consultancy service locally, working alongside the client and interior designers to assist in selecting art work to complete a room. The gallery is continually showing new work, including the bright shades of 'Some like it hot' by artist Christine King. “Christine is an experienced artist, well known for her striking use of colour - her work often tells a story,” says Beverley. Contact Beverley on (03) 352 8940 or artboxgallery@xtra.co.nz or visit www.artboxgallery.info or the Art Box Gallery itself at 16 Loftus Street in Papanui.

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Deluxe Sunlounger with twin trays was $575 NOW $345, available at Kenneally Timber Products Eolve Charms ‘Anzac Poppy’ $57 only available at Simply NZ Re Start and Museum store Christchurch.

he style and fantastic design potential of tiles is clearly visible in the Tilemax showroom. Feature displays show just how versatile and artistic tiles can be in a bathroom, in a shower, on a feature wall, even in a TV and entertainment centre surround. Tilemax is known for being at the forefront of developments in tile designs and textures and for constantly bringing in new and exclusive interior and feature tiles. The latest look is for “patina grafite” ti les, with baked on shabby-chic, digitally-imprinted abstract patterns reminiscent of an old-fashioned bygone era. Black and white heritage tiles are also very on-trend. Tilemax have everything required to complete tiling projects to perfection from tiles, porcelain, stone, mosaics, glues, grouts and tools. You need look no further. Tilemax is located at 280 Annex Rd – phone (03) 343 3893 or email chch@tilemax.co.nz. They are open seven days a week

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‘Bouncing Buddies’ available now at Baby Belle.

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Praying Buddha statue $245, available from Bali Hai Imports. Great selection of beaded dresses and accessories. Available at Ferry Antique Centre.

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ith babies usually come mums, dads, brothers and sisters. That's why Baby Belle Gifts caters for more than just newborns. Amongst all the delightful baby and mum-to-be gifts, you'll also find a hand-picked selection of quality clothing for newborns right up to four year olds. Exclusive to Christchurch is the English Belle & Boo brand of exquisite girls' clothes featuring vintage-style dresses and coats. Other brands include Wanaka-based Little Perriam for luxury merino items and a new range of French-designed boys clothing from Dandelion, featuring skinny jeans and quality shirts. There is also footwear from See Kai Run. Made from quality leather inside and out, these podiatrist-approved shoes and sneakers are not only stylish and comfortable, they also care for growing feet. Baby Belle Gifts, 150 Cashmere Rd, (03) 338 3334, www.babybelle.co.nz.

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AUTUMN: the start of the gardening year External affairs with Tim Goom COMPOST AND FERTILISER WILL HELP REPLENISH SOIL WHERE NUTRIENTS HAVEN BEEN VORACIOUSLY DRAINED BY A SUMMER OF MAJOR GROWTH

Autumn is upon us. Leaves are starting to turn to golden hues and will soon begin to fall. Although darkness lingers longer in the morning and steals in a little earlier each evening, autumn should not be considered the end of the gardening year – but the beginning!

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he cooler weather allows soil moisture to increase while warmth absorbed from the summer remains for some time, providing ideal growing conditions. Plants which require a robust and deep root system such as trees, hedging, fruit bushes, roses and bulbs will thrive with an autumn planting. Nurseries should now be brimming with new stock grown over the summer for you to choose from. It is also a great time for sowing a new lawn or replenishing a lawn battered by a summer of outdoor cricket and dry conditions. Contemplating new planting provides a perfect opportunity to revisit the design of your overall garden.

Design Talking to a landscape architect regarding your garden layout will help you plan a garden and lifespace perfectly suited to your location. Ÿ Giving careful consideration of the layout and placement of proposed planting will ensure the frustrations of relocating can be avoided. Ÿ Selecting the right type of plant is important to ensure, once established in your garden, it does not become a maintenance burden. Consideration should be given to the plant's full growth size – a larger plant may require regular trimming or provide welcome shade. Ÿ The choice of plant will depend on the location in your garden and the effect you wish to achieve. A sturdier plant will have a better chance of flourishing in areas where sun and shelter are limited. Ÿ Formal and traditional planting versus the native organic style of planting design is also something that must be considered. It is crucial to choose plants that fit well with the style of your house and garden layout. Ÿ Plant composition and texture. As mentioned earlier plant placement is essential - the height, style and texture are also key elements that must be considered during the planting design. Ÿ Seasonal flowers and berries can bring your garden humming to life with birds and colours, giving it that extra wow factor. Selecting plant species that give your garden seasonal interest all year round is a must!

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Compost and fertiliser will help replenish soil where nutrients haven been voraciously drained by a summer of major growth. Any pits dug for shrubs/trees will need to have the bottom and sides broken up to avoid a 'glazing' effect (where the hole has a smooth surface which limits root growth and water absorption).

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Ensure the soil is well composted and moist. Any plants grown in containers may have roots which are circling in on themselves. These roots will need to be loosened either with fingers or for bigger tree roots, sharp knife/secateurs to enable the roots to spread into the surrounding soil. Plants which require more support, due to slim stems or heavy clusters of fruit or flowers, should be staked. Pruning is mainly a question of timing. Fruiting plants are usually best pruned in the dormant winter months, although flowering plants are best pruned as soon as the flowers fade. Fruiting plants must be pruned regularly to ensure the quality of fruit doesn't decline.

Autumn is the perfect planting time for a variety of plants. Talking to a landscape architect regarding your garden layout will help you plan a garden and lifespace™ perfectly suited to your location.

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An eclectic retro collection Dusting is a full time job at Twine Antiques & Collectables. Owner Sandy Williams has a vast array of eclectic and interesting pieces from the past filling her warehouse space at The Mill in Waikuku.

TWINE'S COLLECTION INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM CHINA TO CHANDELIERS, FURNITURE, AND KITCHENALIA, TO VINTAGE BUTTONS, JEWELLERY, TOOLS AND STACKS OF OLD SUIT CASES.

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short drive from the city, it takes time to wander through Twine's collection, which includes everything from china to chandeliers, furniture, and kitchenalia, to vintage buttons, jewellery, blankets, doilies, rugs, linen, tools and stacks of old suit cases. “We have a massively huge range of products,” says Sandy who has long had a fascination with collectables, with a preference for good quality and well-made pieces. Having previously owned an antique store in Aust ralia, she began with markets in Canterbury and as her stock grew so did the idea for her own store in New Zealand. She found the perfect home in The Mill, a location with its own history and importantly ample room to house her collection. This is a space she now shares with clothing boutique Louis Who, with the range of high end clothing sitting

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well beside Sandy's beautiful pieces of homeware. “It's always changing,” says Sandy, who acknowledges that on some days even the enormous warehouse space feels too small. She often has people bring in special items from their own home and is always on the hunt for those quirky little pieces that are something a little bit different from the usual find, such as her child sized antique grand piano. Visit Twine Antiques & Collectables at The Mill, open Thursday to Sunday 9am – 4p m or phone (03) 312 2152.

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Take your garden from Just like the fashion and design world, trends help guide what is happening in the gardening world, from influencing the types and colours of plants found at the garden centre and used by landscapers, to the overall style and colour among your plantings. However, the one thing that is never influenced by garden trends is the desire for reliable, healthy, robust plants grown specifically for the environment in which the home gardener will nurture them.

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ardeners serious about quality plants most likely already know about McSaveneys Nursery, tucked away off Marshlands Road. For more than 20 years, Justin Trist has been cultivating and growing quality shrubs, trees, fruit trees, hedging plants, native plants and a range of flowering perennials for the discerning gardener. And, when we say discerning - we mean the gardener looking for quality, good-sized plants at a price that will be surprisingly different from the major garden centres. While Justin's passion is the driving force behind the success of this ever-growing business, it's his dedication to growing exactly what thrives in Canterbury, hardening them off outside of the tunnel house before selling them and only selling quality grade plants that sees the business flourish. These three elements mean what you take away from McSaveneys will have the very best chance of becoming a superstar in your garden. Working alongside Justin and partner Michelle is Carolyn Dixon, a highly regarded garden expert. With decades of horticulture and garden design experience, Carolyn enjoys nothing more than pouring over your house

Michelle Ryan and Justin Trist

JUSTIN AND CREW GROW AROUND 80 PERCENT OF ALL THE PLANT STOCK AND WILL NURTURE IT ONSITE LONGER THAN MANY NURSERIES TO ENSURE THE PLANTS ARE ROBUST AND OF A GOOD SIZE BEFORE BEING SOLD.

and garden plans, helping you make informed and appropriate choices for your garden. “People often come in with a picture they have found in a magazine or online, saying 'this is what I want'. We will work with them to find plants closest to the ones in the pictures that will thrive here in Christchurch,” says Carolyn. And if it's the latest trends you are looking for in your yard, then McSaveneys are able to help, with extensive stock to meet the demand for gardens that are low maintenance and easy

care and provide a degree of formal structure. McSaveneys Nursery is also renowned for hedging - not just for growing exceptional quality stock, but for the advice and variety of plants they can provide in this space. “But while colour for many, is not a big trend right now, don't be scared of it," Carolyn says. "There are many, many options for bringing colour into the garden while still maintaining an easy care aspect to your landscape."

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ordinary to extraordinary Justin and crew grow around 80 percent of all the plant stock and will nurture it onsite longer than many nurseries to ensure the plants are robust and of a good size before being sold. If you are building, rebuilding, repairing or simply updating your garden, the team at McSaveneys Nursery encourage you to bring in your plans and ideas and they will take great pleasure in talking you through options and helping you develop a planting plan that suits your section and lifestyle. The extensive knowledge, inspiration and experience Justin and Carolyn provide will take your garden from the ordinary

to something that will endure and provide you with the outdoor space to fit the needs, budget and lifestyle you desire. Whatever your style - be it formal or a rambling English garden, McSaveneys Nursery has grown you the perfect plant, suited to Canterbury to be used in your own unique setting. Post-quake, the business has moved across the road and expanded significantly. Open seven days, the team look forward to helping you come up with the perfect planting plan for your lifestyle. Go to www.mcsaveneysnursery.co.nz or visit them at 57A McSaveneys Road in Marshlands.

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An interesting read? Architect Cymon Allfrey ponders whether you can believe everything you read in the papers… I was recently intrigued by an article in the paper entitled, New Canterbury Homes Failing Building Surveys*. I was attracted by the header and initially thought it was something to do with quality and workmanship. That the fear we would face a quake-building saga, in the same strand as New Zealand's ongoing weather-tight issues, was coming true. Cymon Allfrey

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responsibility to apply for it; once of course, all of the consented work is completed. And while a project manager or contractor will often take on the application role, at the end of the day it ultimately falls to the owner. A fact that fails to be mentioned in this article, which places the onerous solely on 'prominent Canterbury home builders', and even went on to name two of the builders in question. My immediate thought, upon reading the article, related to the sensationalised reporting which took data and put it into a relatively illconceived story, that then went on to indicate that CCC is a measure of quality. Which is fundamentally inaccurate. It is an indicator that the building has been completed to consented documentation only. It has nothing to do with

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the quality standards set by consumer protection measures. Keeping in mind that the Building Code and subsequent building consent documentation is about ensuring a minimum standard, the CCC might only just be achieving this. Holding a driver's license doesn't mean you are a good driver and it is the same with CCC. It doesn't equate to quality, it just illustrates a minimum. You could have built to the highest of quality and design standards, and still not gain CCC first time. The second issue I had with this article was the manner in which it implied the failure of the buildings to gain Code Compliance Certificate had to do with the builder's competency. The builder is often not responsible for all

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elements considered at the time of Compliance. There is a number of additional factors that are reviewed in issuing a CCC such as evidence of ownership, engineering reports, structural reports, payment of relevant fees, certificates relating to gas fitting and electrical work, and so on. There is an expansive amount of paperwork and a lot of detailed crossing of t's and dotting of i's that needs to go on. A process which can often be disjointed with so many factors, and individuals involved. In many cases the reason a CCC is denied is due to a break down in obtaining the appropriate paper work. The Building Act states that the code compliance certificate must be issued within a 20 working day period, during which time, the building consent authority can reasonably request further information about the application, suspending the time period until all

requested information has been received. As there is a provision in the law for more information to be requested, it provides for CCC not to be achieved first go. Stating that the failure rate has risen 45 per cent from pre-quake levels, the article did provide me with some food for thought with this correlation. However perhaps logic prevails, that with an increase in building numbers there would be an increase in all other associated figures… Throughout our lives we come across numerous facts and figures, some of which are relavant and impact the manner in which we operate and achieve, and others, which are irrelevant. The fact that some buildings didn't meet CCC is irrelevant. As is who the builders are! www.caarc.co.nz * New Canterbury Homes Failing Building Surveys by Tess McClure was published in The Press on 28/02/2015.

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Scene stealing flooring trends Choosing the right flooring for your home is difficult. With the range of options available today, we are spoilt for choice. What type of flooring? Will it fit with the rest of your home? Will it suit your lifestyle? Is it hard wearing? It may be stylish now, but will it age?

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hese are some of the questions you will have to ask yourself if you are in the market for new flooring, and finding the right answers is no easy task for the average homeowner who has probably only lived in a handful of homes in their lifetime. Thankfully, Dominion Flooring has all these answers, plus answers to questions you never even thought to ask. They have been doing it

for over 60 years and they know floors. The success of this local, third-generation family business is bas ed on an awareness of customers' needs and expectations, keeping in touch with the latest trends and developments in the industry and employing good people with superior skills, good training and in-depth product knowledge. It's a formula that, like the flooring products

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Client testimonial: “We considered a number of possible suppliers for our home. This was our dream home and so we could not afford to compromise in any area. Dominion Flooring has history far and beyond most others in Canterbury and they have experience at commercial, industrial and of course residential. Given their service standards, their product and their commitment to our project it seemed the logical choice. We would highly recommend Dominion Flooring for any flooring project." – Mike Pero

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“It's never too early to start planning home storage.” Beyond Storage has grown three times its size in the past year and, in line with increased demand for its innovative storage solutions, has taken on additional staff. With sales manager Caren Constable based in West Melton and Monty based in North New Brighton, the company can service the needs of the whole city. The website www.beyondstorage.co.nz offers a great range of examples and Monty recommends checking out different plans and options to get some ideas of what you're after. “Custom built storage systems are increasingly popular, with people electing to

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Sleek and seamless, elegant, timeless and contemporary – that's the look that can be achieved with frameless glass from Euroglass. Since 1986 Euroglass has been solely dedicated to the design, manufacture and installation of frameless glass systems for both residential and commercial buildings.

“WE'VE HAD A REAL RUN ON OUR GLASS FOR WINDBREAKS AROUND DECKS AND OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS THIS PAST SUMMER, ESPECIALLY IN THE HILL SUBURBS.”

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ay the words frameless glass and the usual images that come to mind are shower enclosures and bathroom mirrors and shelves. Indeed Euroglass offer a wide range of innovative, stylish and simply beautiful solutions for shower enclosures and bathroom glass requirements. Every installation is custom-designed to achieve a complete and perfect solution specific to a particular bathroom and is professionally fitted by Euroglass's skilled installers. But frameless glass has wider domestic applications than bathrooms alone. Its versatility is clear when you realise it can be used in kitchens as splashbacks, as stairway balustrades, as fencing for swimming pools or as windbreaks. “We've had a real run on our

glass for windbreaks around decks and outdoor living areas this past summer, especially in the hill suburbs,” says Graeme Kench of Euroglass. “It makes the perfect shelter from the easterly wind while not blocking out any of the spectacular views.” Another new residential service offered by Euroglass is retro-fitting of double glazing. Euroglass in Christchurch has also been involved with some large commercial projects. It has manufactured and installed all the exterior and interior glass for the new Tait Communications' building on Wooldridge Rd. Anyone who has driven past this complex will understand how significant an undertaking that was. Office fit-outs can benefit particularly from frameless glass partitions and doors, ensuring

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Auction Thursday 23rd April 1.00pm 98 Moorhouse Ave (unless sold prior). View www.harcourts.co.nz/BE192307 Open Sun 12 April 1.15pm -1.45pm Sun 19 April 1.15pm - 1.45pm

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Quality Living In Tranquil Surroundings! Where quality, class and style all meet. We are proud to bring to the market this 4 double bedroom, fully double glazed home which has been completely remodelled with a warm and contemporary finish throughout. Our vendors have loved their 12 years here but no longer need the close proximity of the educational facilities and their clear instructions are to sell! This inviting and stylish home is an opportunity for you to secure a low maintenance 670m2 lifestyle in an ultraconvenient, private and peaceful haven situated in popular Burnside High, Cobham Intermediate and Westburn Primary School zones. Also an easy walk to the university. Situated down a private lane, this property is a must view!

Auction Thursday 23rd April from 10.30am Gold Auction Rooms 471 Papanui Road (Unless sold prior.) View www.harcourts.co.nz/RD4404 Open Thurs 5.30 - 6.30pm Sat & Sun 1.00 - 2.00

Sam & Belinda Dunster P 03 352 0352 M 027 544 5878, 027 204 3224 E sam.dunster@harcourtsgold.co.nz Gold Real Estate Group Ltd Licenced Agent REAA 2008

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Settled on the sheltered eastern slopes of Murray Aynsley Hill this brand new home offers all the executive comforts you could desire. Immaculate modern design with five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a generous living area to entertain in. Expansive private decking from the dining and living rooms are a delight for the new owner. With Louvretec louvres over the main deck you will be able to use this area even if there is a little rain whilst providing shelter from the sun on those hot scorching summer days. Wired for sound both inside and out you can listen to the cricket or rugby as you move from the outside to the inside. An abundance of areas set up for TV's will also mean you can move from room to room following the games. The master bedroom offers views across the city to the sea. Its luxurious ensuite is bigger than many main bathrooms and the walk in wardrobe is well fitted for all your clothes & shoes. Bathed in sunshine and sheltered from the wind this beautiful home will be a joy to live in for some lucky family.

AUCTION: Thursday 30 April Debbie Pettigrew P 03 337 1316 M 027 777 0411 E debbie.pettigrow@harcourts.co.nz

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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, 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.

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

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IDEAL FOR THE BUSY LIFESTYLE Nestled up a long drive in the popular leafy suburb of St Albans, this four bedroom property provides a serene and tranquil setting to relax in. An open plan living area with underfloor heating, gas fire and a heat pump ensures warmth and comfort whilst the double glazing and great insulation keeps the house cosy and dry. French doors off the lounge extend to the private courtyards to provide for al fresco dining with friends and family. The built up vegetable boxes enable you to have some self-sufficiency if you desire. The master bedroom is located on the ground level and has a walk-in-robe and ensuite featuring a twin shower and underfloor heating. There is also a separate powder room for guests. The further three bedrooms are located upstairs and a large bathroom with shower and separate bath, services these rooms. Meticulously presented and updated with tasteful colour schemes inside and out, new carpet, plantation shutters, new driveway and path, this is definitely a home to be proud of. Being handy to shopping precincts, sought-after school zones (Heaton Intermediate and St Albans) and the emerging CBD, location is key! Put this home on your list to view and be prepared to fall in love.

Auction Thursday 30th April 2015, 6:30pm, Ray White Auction Rooms, Northwood Supa Centa (unless sold prior) View: See website for viewing details rwmetro.co.nz/MET22717

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This stunning modern two storey home boasts a creek on one boundary with fishing at your doorstep on a large lifestyle sec on. The generous family living is open plan with a sleek kitchen providing the perfect entertainers space. Cathedral ceilings in the second lounge provide an elegant space to enjoy quiet evenings with family. There are four double bedrooms, three bathrooms, a separate office, laundry and a double garage making this home highly func onal for an execu ve family or a holiday retreat for extended family groups. Contact Mike today to express your interest in this property.

This amazing family home is spread over 545m², situated in a quiet cul-de-sac behind the Russley Golf Course. The property may be sold furnished with an extensive list of cha els that will amaze you. There are 5 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and the main living quarters that are really set to impress. Most will only dream of this so call Mike Goatley for an appointment and a chance to make it your reality.

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Well posi oned for the sun and with a pleasant reserve outlook is this three bedroom townhouse in ever popular Sioux Ave. Generous open plan kitchen/living, double glazed with a heat-pump and internal access garage, there's virtually no maintenance in this home. Pet friendly and deal for down sizing or "lock and leave" living op on. This is a beau fully presented home in a much sought a er loca on. Don't delay, this will not last.

My vendors are commi ed to a new business venture out of town and this home must be sold on or before auc on day. This 280m2 home offers an addi onal living area with mezzanine floor that provides op ons for extended family, guest accommoda on, office, music room or teenagers retreat. This 4 or 5 bedroom home offers; spacious living, high spec kitchen and bathrooms, modern decor and so furnishings throughout; open plan kitchen/ dining that flows onto a superior deck for outdoor entertaining plus, a separate formal dining and lounge. Our owners are realis c and prepared to listen to the market. Contact me today to receive an auc on pack or to arrange a viewing me to suit.

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Lyttleton / Cass Bay - 25B Bayview Place Seaside Reality... What an envious lifestyle to be enjoyed here. Featuring four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two living areas is this European influenced home at Cass Bay. Clad in Western Red Cedar and beau fully presented, the home is double glazed, has a wood fire, two heat-pumps and has underfloor hea ng in the kitchen and bathrooms. The designer kitchen is finished in stainless steel and mahogany, and is well set up for entertaining with a breakfast bar and spacious deck. There's an addi onal separate living area with an inbuilt home theatre. Bathed in natural light the home has three bedrooms on the lower level, living in the middle floor, with the master on the top. There is a small living area connected to the master bedroom with its own deck and sea views. Set off the road on an easy-care site, this home is only 20mins from the city and a short drive to the local Ly elton bars and restaurants. Vendors have relocated, don't delay, this home must be sold!

Governors Bay - 76 Bamfords Road

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