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Major shows for the Christchurch Arts Festival 2015 announced 45-47 First things first Wedding themes 56-57 Bink Bowler’s remarkable journey

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Model wears beautiful garments from Trelise Cooper’s Winter ‘15 collection: ‘Let Me Mullet Over’ Skirt $699 and ‘Lacy Susan’ Top $399.



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Think about it… “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that’s all” – Oscar Wilde

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he speed of life today is worlds apart from what it was 20 years ago, let alone 50 or 100 years past. Jobs that took hours are often now done in seconds. Technology has changed our lives forever and young people have no comprehension of a life lived without it. We are exposed daily to all that the world has to offer. We expect to do more, see more and experience more. And we do. Gen Ys in particular are persistent in their desire to make the most out of life. To seize every opportunity, take risks, be bold and be strongly individual in a world where everyone is a social media star. In this issue we have interviews with two inspirational young people – Sam Johnson who is off to Nepal again following the second earthquake there (pages 8-9) and Bink Bowler who, at 24, has learned many life lessons that many people never will (pages 56-57). On the fashion front we take a look at the variety of coats on offer this winter, they are sure to inspire you to add a statement piece to your wardrobe. For chocolate lovers the recipe in this issue will transport you straight to sweet heaven, and on the home front you will find the latest products that will have you hunkering down in Parisian or Safari style depending on your inclination. There’s plenty more to discover in this issue from a hotel made entirely of salt to the story about Idris Elba setting a new land speed record. Take time out from your speed of light life and enjoy a detour through our pages. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” – Helen Keller

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Mid-winter Christmas Banquet Enjoy a social night out and a delicious Christmas-themed three course dinner at the Canterbury Charity Hospital's first fundraising event of the year – a Midwinter Christmas Banquet on Thursday 25 June at 7.30pm at the Christchurch Casino. The Canterbury Charity Hospital in Harewood Road, Bishopdale, is the only hospital of its kind in New Zealand and provides free medical, surgical, dental and counselling services to Cantabrians in need. Patients are referred by their family

doctor and qualify if they don't make the public health waiting list and don't have medical insurance or the means to pay for their treatment. The Canterbury Charity Hospital has only three paid part-time clinical staff and the remaining 300 staff are volunteers – doctors, dentists, nurses, support staff, counsellors and gardeners. With no Government funding, the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust relies solely on fundraising events, donations and grants. To book tickets or to make a donation visit


30 years of barrel fermenting The year was 1983, it was the year that a Kiwi won the Melbourne Cup, Prince William made his first visit to New Zealand, Lorraine Downes was crowned Miss Universe, Lance Cairns hit his six sixes at the MCG and Microsoft first launched Word. It was also the year that Mission Estate winemaker, Paul Mooney, made New Zealand's first handpicked, whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented Chardonnay. To mark its 30th consecutive vintage of

producing barrel fermented Chardonnay, Mission Estate has released a limited edition Chardonnay under its prestigious Huchet label. The wine has been painstakingly crafted from the sublime 2013 vintage and is sure to be keenly sought out by Chardonnay connoisseurs from around the world. Huchet Chardonnay 2013 - RRP $89/bottle.

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Q & A


ocial entrepreneur Sam Johnson, who led the Student Volunteer Army after the Christchurch earthquakes, was quick to accept an urgent invitation to go to Kathmandu as part of his involvement with the Asia/Pacific Alliance for Peace and Development, led by the Global Peace Foundation. Sam’s latest mission is to help mobilise young volunteers using the lessons learned from voluntary disaster responses around the world. In Christchurch the Student Volunteer Army mobilised 11,000 young people who got to work in the clean-up of our streets and suburbs. I caught up with Sam to find out about the situation in Nepal and what progress he is making there…

SAM JOHNSON What kind of brief did you have before you left, and did you take a team of volunteers? The network I’m a part of has a wide base of young leaders in Nepal. We were on a Skype call about mobilising assistance and, as the only one who had been involved in disasters before, I offered to be on the ground in 48 hours if they wanted me; provided they could pull together a group of 50 young leaders who I could train and we could build a team with. What area/s in Nepal have you focussed your assistance in? For the first day it was on the outskirts of Kathmandu, but now our focus is in Holembu district. About four hours through the mountains in very remote villages. Is the situation there what you expected? Worse. Heart-breaking. Every single house in every village is destroyed. They are just piles of bricks with a tin roof on top; most still with people inside as search and

rescue can’t easily get to so many remote places. People have lost a lot of food stocks, they are angry at the government, they are really hurting. But they still smile and are not grieving, but rebuilding. How are the Nepalese youth coping and is your ‘army’ there growing? Remarkably well. The group is called “Rise Nepal” and is focused on mobilising people and distributing aid. There is a core group of around 15 leaders who are supported by the Global Peace Foundation staff and myself. Fellow Kiwi, Nathan Durkin, who was a lead facilitator for the SVA has arrived and is here for two weeks. We brought two young girls down from the mountains (one who was formerly a victim of human trafficking) to work in the tent factory, with ten volunteers, who are helping make 300 tents to be used for schools. Our approach, with our limited funds, is to make what we need locally and distribute it with locals; creating jobs and not getting aid jammed at the airport.

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How are people coping in general? It’s still urgency mode. Though a lot of people are getting sick from sleeping outside. It will get worse before it gets better. What are the most urgent concerns for the Nepalese? Corruption and lack of aid flowing out to the villages. The government can only respond to 25% of the people in the country, given how dispersed the population is. People live in very remote places. Have all of the remote villages been reached and is assistance getting through? No. There are over 20,000 villages in the district where I was alone. Sherpas are starting to take bags of rice up on their backs, but it’s a long walk. You have appealed for anyone with medical skills to head to Nepal, what is the situation in medical terms? I was with a Kiwi nurse, Alyssa Lowe, most of the time, and we spent a day being an ambulance with our truck around Batase Village. We helped a lady with an eye hanging out, a mother with a three day old baby, and heaps of kids suffering major shock from falling from buildings. We all know about aftershocks; what have they been like in Nepal? Different from Christchurch. More rolling than jolty. The Nepalese laughed at the thought of 11,000 aftershocks like us! They didn’t believe me.

How can Kiwis assist? Go volunteer. Jump on a plane, pack what you need (including a tent) for two weeks and go up into the mountains and help families rescue food and move bricks from their homes. You can buy everything else you need in Kathmandu (tramping gear is all very cheap). You will find thousands of projects to help with.

Why do the worst things happen to the best people? It must be a very challenging situation, how do you cope with the stress? Focus only on the problems before you. Talk openly and vulnerably with your team, and don’t be afraid to cry. I’ve felt


like crying more this past week than in the last four years; sometimes out of shock, sometimes out of fear, sometimes out of helplessness. Why do the worst things happen to the best people? If you could go back and tell your ten year old self something, what would it be? You’re never going to have a traditional career; so don’t even try to have one. What are you missing most from Christchurch? My boyfriend Tyler. The University of Canterbury’s Student Volunteer Army is helping with the Nepal New Zealand Friendship Society’s fundraising effort for Nepal and they have already raised thousands of dollars for the campaign. See:



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Three in a row For the third year in a row, Papanui-based sales consultant Cameron Bailey has been recognised as the number one sales consultant for Harcourts in Canterbury. Cameron received the trophy at the Harcourts Regional End of Year Awards for 2014/15 held in Christchurch recently. Cameron became a partner in the Harcourts Gold Real Estate Ltd business in 2009.



Beautiful, muscular and alive Romeo and Juliet is shorthand for romance. “I don't think that there has been another play written in 400 years that captures the passion, danger and excitement of young love,” says director Ross Gumbley. In 44 years and with over 800 productions under its belt it may be surprising that The Court Theatre has never before staged a production of Shakespeare's timeless story of star crossed lovers. But that is about to change. The Court is set to mount an epic scale production of Romeo and Juliet which will open on 30 May. Will The Court be presenting a period piece or creating something new? “We auditioned lots of periods,” says Gumbley. “We want it to sing to the audience now, not be a museum piece like a coin locked in a cabinet gathering dust.” The set draws strongly from the marble buildings in the northern Italian cities of Turin and Bologna.

Work on over 65 costumes began over a year ago for costume designer Tina HutchisonThomas. “We were gifted a collection of dresses from a woman who had lost her wedding gown business in the quakes. We have stripped them back and up-cycled them into lavish gowns for the party scene where Romeo sees Juliet for the first time and falls in love,” says Hutchison-Thomas. The actors are drawn from amongst The Court's most beloved, along with actors from around New Zealand. To book phone (03) 963 0870 or visit


Safari in South America

From hiking the Inca Trail to learning to surf in the Galapagos, here are four trips that guarantee you'll return home changed forever… DARWIN'S SAFARI The first half of the trip plants you at the Galapagos Safari Camp, where you relax on land by night and enjoy the ocean by day. Then, take off for the Ecuadorean Andes to experience the region's traditional culture in the historical Hacienda Zuleta.

TIMELESS INCAN SPIRIT This itinerary is a blend of traditional Inca Trail trekking and cultural immersion. Enjoy a classic camping experience along the Inca Trail, bookended by plush digs in Cusco and at the top of Machu Picchu. SALKANTAY TREK The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is known around the world, and is hands-down one of the best hikes in South America. This lodge-to-lodge journey to the Lost City of the Incas is steeped in style, delivering

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Remembering WW1 The Royal New Zealand Ballet's mixed bill Salute - Remembering WW1 which opens on 22 May will showcase the talents of New Zealand artists working at the top of their field. NZ choreographers Neil Ieremia and Andrew Simmons have been commissioned by the RNZB to create brand new works for the Salute programme set to scores by NZ composers Dwayne Bloomfield and Gareth Farr, respectively. “Not only will both pieces have their world premieres in Wellington, ahead of a national tour, but later this year we'll be performing them in London, Leeds, Canterbury and Rome

as part of the our tour to the UK and Italy. It's very exciting to be taking new New Zealand work to the world stage,” says Francesco Ventriglia, the RNZB's Artistic Director. For Salute the RNZB is also delighted to be collaborating with the New Zealand Army Band whose 30 professional musicians have an international reputation as one of the finest brass bands in the world. Christchurch Isaac Theatre Royal: 28 – 30 May. For more information go to


For claustrophobes At 2,112 meters above sea level in Crans Montana and only accessible by foot, ski, or the hotel's own snowcat, the Chetzeron's greatest virtue is the sublime silence of the snowy slopes in the winter and the lush hillsides in the summer. Swiss-Lebanese Original Sami Lamaa is a selfconfessed claustrophobe and wanted to turn the once-abandoned gondola station into a spacious and calming place. This ski-in, ski-out

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resort has 16 rooms and suites which have panoramic views of the Rhone Valley and the majestic Alpine peaks, from The Matterhorn to Mont Blanc. Contrasting the elements outside, the interior offers a cosy retreat after a hard day's work.



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ur unique strength lies in the ability of our people to blend nursing excellence with the values which motivated Sybilla Maude in 1896; that the needs of the patients and clients are met with quality nursing care and support provided by skilled and compassionate sta,� says Jim Magee, Chief Executive of Nurse Maude. At the Nurse Maude Hospice the focus is on a home-like environment where family, friends and pets are welcome and where patients can spend their last days knowing that they are as important and loved now as they ever were throughout their life. Thanks to the community's support of the hospice shops, Maudes on Trade Me, sponsorship and donations, Nurse Maude is able to provide specialist palliative nursing care and support to its patients and their families at no cost to them. For those who have given so much to their community this is their time to be cared for.

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GEOFF WILLIAMS' PICTORIAL ELOQUENCE Geoff Williams can draw anything, no matter if it's eggs, a pair of boxing gloves or a naked woman lying on a bed. Kura in the Estuary.


is realistic style no doubt started in the signwriting business in Dunedin with his father, which gave him the ability to handle any subject and portray it clearly in perspective and to scale. Now retired from signwriting, he has developed a very identifiable painting style, working mainly in acrylic with a cross-hatch technique that is seldom used by other artists. The result is not quite photo realism, but the wide range of subjects he presents definitely does look real. In his first solo exhibition at Bryce Gallery, at the corner of Riccarton Road and Paeroa Street, Geoff has decided to present something fresh and personal in a broader range of subjects than he usually offers. Along with the landscapes, toys and model

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cars that you have seen in the past, you will find a caravan in a junk yard at night, and keep an eye out for the almost-naked elderly man sitting in front of a TV screen. “My subjects range from the sublime to the prosaic, from the serenity of our landscape to the chaos of a scrap yard – and always my friends and the world we inhabit,” says Geoff. Because of the high standard of his work, Geoff is considered an investment artist by many. His current exhibition, entitled Pictorial Eloquence, will be on at the Bryce Gallery until June 2.

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REDEVELOPMENT OF MEDBURY’S SPORTING SPACE As part of its landscape strategy and vision, Medbury School has undergone a development of the sports field to improve its functional level of use, with the official opening taking place recently. An important asset for the school, the Medbury green will place the school in a greater position to host sporting fixtures.

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Merivale’s new retail & office


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he construction of an exciting new building in Merivale’s golden retail strip will shortly commence. Located between Quinns and Taylor on Papanui Road, the new two level building represents a chance to secure a high profile site in Merivale, offering both retail and office space. Constructed as a replacement for the original building which was demolished as a result of the 2011 earthquake, Development Manager, Julie-Ann Beattie says the owner has committed to a high quality design. “The core design objective and intent was to produce a quality, elegant and timeless design aesthetic,” says architect Chris Meikle, Director of Woodhams Meikle Zhan Architects. “As the design architect I proposed

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that the design solution should have an originality of form, effected through sculptural articulation.” The building will offer prospective tenants the choice of three retail premises on the ground floor, ranging in area from 130m², to 175m², and 450m² of office space on level one, accessed by a separate lobby off Papanui Road. The front façade on street level will be clad in stone, with the level one feature constructed from Timaru Bluestone. The ground floor retail tenancies will offer frameless glazed shop fronts with stone clad precast wall panels between the shop tenancies; the stone panels will be designed as demountable to enable the stone to be laser cut for tenancy signage. The ground floor retail will

also have protection from the weather in the form a cantilevered glass canopy.

Located between Quinns and Taylor on Papanui Road, the new two level building represents a chance to secure a high profile site in Merivale The entire building will be installed with a fire sprinkler system and car parking is also available. With the units available for fit out from December 2015, leasing interest is welcomed and all queries in the first instance should be directed to Gareth Evans 029 2007696.


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BOUTIQUE LAW PRACTICE A boutique practice with a reputation for caring about its clients and providing them with the very best professional advice and service - that's Strowan Law, now based in comfortable and attractive new premises at 154 Harewood Rd. Indira Sirisena, Jessica McCormack, Lisa Kennedy

their own favourite areas. “Jessica and I have a particular interest in family law,” says Lisa Kennedy. “It is an extremely rewarding field to work in, especially when you can assist with happy outcomes for children. While Indira still enjoys practising family law, in particular relationship property, she also enjoys doing trusts and conveyancing work. For her it is particularly satisfying to help young people with their first homes. The financing aspects of this can be daunting and we are here to work through those complexities.” Strowan Law are also legal aid providers,


he calming green and white decor of Strowan Law's offices is conducive to putting clients at ease and that is what its team of lawyers sets out to achieve. Indira Sirisena, Lisa Kennedy and Jessica McCormick are the lawyers at Strowan Law, ready to provide you with quality legal advice in an approachable and cost effective manner. Indira has been in practice in New Zealand since 1994 and established Strowan Law in 2006. Lisa Kennedy has been with the firm since her admission to the bar in 2007 and is now a partner, and Jessica McCormick has recently joined the team. Strowan Law provides a wide range of legal services including family law, conveyancing, wills, estates, powers of attorney and trusts. All three lawyers are generalists across all of the services, but they do have

READY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH QUALITY LEGAL ADVICE IN AN APPROACHABLE AND COST EFFECTIVE MANNER. a service which can be somewhat difficult to come by and therefore all the more welcomed by clients. Strowan Law can be contacted by phone (03) 352 3769, by fax (03) 352 7016 or by email There is plenty of parking in front of the Harewood Rd office and a bus stop is conveniently located right opposite.

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Human interest around the world REMEMBER

Once on Chunuk Bair This epic World War One centenary production commemorates the courage and sacrifice of New Zealand soldiers during the Gallipoli offensive of 1915. Produced by One Man Banned Productions in association with the Air Force Museum of New Zealand and supported by Imagine Charitable Trust. A passionate gritty drama about the courage of New Zealand soldiers that will appeal to a large cross-section of the community. It is an occasion for the Christchurch and Canterbury communities to come together to celebrate the memory of our national heroes. By Maurice Shadbolt and directed by Martin Howells. The Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram: 29 July – 8 August 2015

GLP Films, an award-winning film production and marketing company, and National Geographic, one of the world's largest non-profit scientific and educational organisations, have established a strategic partnership to produce compelling new content for the National Geographic website and digital channels. To date, GLP has produced five short-films in partnership with National Geographic. All five short-films are available at With a record-breaking 38.2 billion videos consumed online in 2014, digital content is on the rise. GLP Films and National Geographic both believe in the power of storytelling to connect audiences to important issues, people, and places. Therefore, they have teamed up to produce meaningful custom digital content focused on unique travel and humaninterest stories from around the globe. Partnership short-films to date:

This Hotel is Made Entirely of Salt Award-winning luxury salt hotel Luna Salada. The Most Nutritious Grain You've Never Heard Of Heralded as the “new quinoa” or super food, fonio has drought-resistant, protein rich and gluten-free qualities.


World's Most Dangerous Road? Bolivia's perilous, one-lane Yungas Road.

Visit a Village on an Island Made of Shells Created over 300 years ago, Fadiouth, better known as Shell Island, rose from the Sine-Saloum Delta. A Toilet Fascination Leads to Social Change One man's frustration with India's exclusive Caste system and his personal fascination with toilets.


Warm up your dinner table The next Aranui Aranui Cruises has provided a glimpse into the plush future of cargo cruising in Tahiti, unveiling new images of its next ship Aranui 5. Launching in 2016 with capacity for 260 passengers, the 125-metre long modern freighter will offer a range of accommodation options, from the operator's first single staterooms to new premium and deluxe categories. The renderings of the ship's interior reveal spacious cabins styled in a natural colour palette, with Polynesian flourishes including Marquesan-inspired décor, Paul Gauguin prints and original paintings by Erhard Lux, a German artist who lives part-time in Moorea. The cruise line has announced that to cater to the demand for balcony cabins, more than half of the ship's rooms (60) will feature a private balcony.

With chilly wind and rainy skies settling in, there's no better time to plan some cosy nights in with family and friends to enjoy a mouthwatering home-cooked meal, and share a delicious bottle of wine. This Allan Scott Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013 boasts intense aromatics of ripe red fruit. Strong raspberry and cassis are supported by a well-integrated oak scent, while the delicious ripe strawberry flavours on the palate are accompanied by a touch of cherry and hint of dried herbs to make this wine an all-round winter warmer. RRP $27 CORRECTION

Lyttelton’s local celebrates 9 years

Musician Carmel and co-owner Sarah Freeman

Chefs: Denis, Dave, Josh and Gavin

In the last issue, popular Lyttelton bar and restaurant Freemans was reported as celebrating its 10th birthday. It was in fact their 9th year anniversary. Metropol apologises for the error. Metropol May 21, 2015 19


POPULAR PARTY HOST CELEBRATES FIRST BIRTHDAY One of the city's most exciting corporate functions and events hosts, Topless Waiters, recently celebrated its first birthday at the Cargo Bar Function Room with entertainment by DJ Vanderfield.

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NZ’s first suspended Gaiety from a bygone era viewing cube

Now into its twentieth year, Riccarton Players annual showing of its “A Riccartonian Palace of Varieties” again promises to deliver an exciting array of music, fun, frolics and mayhem of bygone eras in the Christchurch South Auditorium. Taking its roots from the early 1900s, one of the highlights for the directors, Donna Buchanan, Doug Clarke and Karyn Gibson is “seeing people of all ages mixing together, and willingly sharing their varied talents for the enjoyment of the audience.” Under the guidance of these experienced “Arpovian” directors you'll be taken on a two hour journey down memory lane. A Riccartonian Palace of Varieties opens on Wednesday, 3 June and continues until 13 June. For more information and bookings go to or phone (03) 338 4699.

One of New Zealand's most photographed views is set to become even more popular with Skyline Queenstown's plans to build the country's first suspended viewing cube. The tourism operator has applied for resource consent to build the glass cube off Skyline Queenstown's famous viewing deck, at the top of Bob's Peak. The 1 metre-wide, 1m-deep and 2m-tall 'cube' will give guests the feeling of being suspended in mid-air as they look out towards the Remarkables mountain range, the Crown Range and over Lake Wakatipu to Cecil Peak, while standing directly above the Skyline Queenstown luge track.


Violin competition 2015

Michael Hill

Next month 20 of the world's finest young violinists will descend on New Zealand for the eighth biennial Michael Hill International Violin Competition. The revered competition takes place between 5–8 June in Queenstown and 10–13 June in Auckland. It is New Zealand's most prestigious music competition and recognised as one of the finest violin competitions in the world. For more information go to

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QUALITY CARE IN GARDEN SURROUNDS Ilam Lifecare aims to provide the best possible living experience for people in their later years. There's a tangible atmosphere of warmth and welcome, friendly staff and a range of facilities that allows them to provide quality care amid tranquil garden surroundings.


ffering rest home, hospital, dementia care and studios and 'supported' to 'full' rest home care in studios and apartments, Ilam Lifecare provides seamless continuity of care. Its central location offers convenient access to the Orbiter and other bus routes, with Westfield Riccarton and Bush Inn just minutes away. Premium apartments and studios feature tasteful neutral décor, allowing residents to add their personal touch. All units are self-contained, yet fully serviced by trained staff for comfort and security. Apartments comprise one bedroom, living room, kitchenette with fridge and microwave and ensuite bathroom facilities. There is full wheelchair access, smoke detectors and a nurse call button in every room for immediate assistance. Residents these days have high expectations, therefore Ilam's previous garden studios are being refurbished to incorporate a kitchenette with fridge and

RESIDENTS THESE DAYS HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS. and offer the best of care in a peaceful environment. All three units are staffed by registered professionals and the facility manager and clinical manager also have nursing experience. For assurance of the continued high standards at Ilam Lifecare, all staff are required to undertake the Aged Care Education Programme to keep them up to date with developments in their specialist microwave. Two are ready for immediate occupation and the other six will be progressively upgraded. If residents require greater support, Ilam Lifecare has a 22-bed rest home, a 34-bed hospital and a 20-bed dementia unit. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms

fields. Ilam Lifecare is definitely a “people place” and the doors are always open for viewing by appointment with no obligation. For more information or to arrange a time, phone Shirley Mackenzie on (03) 341 1913.

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FEAST OF FESTIVAL DELIGHTS The world's first magic 'supergroup', New York's leading cabaret performer, physical circus, a brand new musical theatre show based on suffragist Kate Sheppard, and a special installation for Cathedral Square are the first major shows to be announced for the 2015 Christchurch Arts Festival.


he shows were announced recently by festival director Craig Cooper who says they offer a taste of what's to come for Christchurch Arts Festival 2015 which runs from 27 August to 20 September. Heading the 'Hot Picks' line-up is Band of Magicians, dubbed “the world's first magic supergroup” with four talented showmen combining their skills. Sensational New York cabaret darling Lady Rizo combines glamour and wit in a fusion of comedy, burlesque and rock 'n'

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roll, while Australian physical theatre company Gravity & Other Myths has audiences questioning their belief in the laws of physics in A Simple Space. Christchurch's Luke Di Somma and Gregory Cooper found inspiration in suffragist Kate Sheppard for their brand new musical theatre experience That Bloody Woman. With major sponsorship from McConnell Dowell, Architects of Air's Exxopolis Luminarium will transform Cathedral Square for 10 days during September,

bringing a fantastical world of light and colour for people of all ages and mobilities to enjoy. Christchurch Arts Festival 2015 also marks a shift back into the central city and Craig says he is very pleased to be able to create a Festival hub around The Arts Centre. The full programme will be announced next month. For more information go to Tickets or 0800 TICKETEK (842 538)


By Rachel Smith

Moving your body IS GOOD FOR YOUR MIND A body that moves is one which is filled with energy and life. The team at Bodyfix provide a fun filled exercise environment for you to move your body and feel great– a place for everyone from absolute newcomers to those training towards a goal.

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e specialise in group exercise classes that are designed to provide variety and heart pumping,

body changing, motivating workouts to help you

achieve your goals,” say owners Kirsten and Moana. “Our goal at

Bodyfix is to create an experience that appeals to all ages. We

take pride in ensuring we create a social culture and atmosphere

where everyone feels welcome.” With the arrival of winter, Bodyfix have a promotion designed to help with motivation over the cooler months, offering 99 days membership to the boutique gym for only $99. The promotion includes access to their cardio and weights

exercise classes that are designed to

ing, body provide variety and heart pump changing, motivating workouts to help you achieve your goals,”

facilities and all their studio classes, including Spin Fix, Pump Fix, Stomp Fix and Yoga Fix, as well as their newly introduced Sunday morning Move Fix class. “We have the best instructors and a timetable that caters for everyone - any age and any level,” says Kirsten and Moana.

Check out for more information including class timetables or phone (03) 389 9892 or visit Bodyfix at 450 Tuam St, between Fitzgerald Ave and Stanmore Road.

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WINTER COLLECTION The striking Woolston Tannery is a great backdrop for fashion, as reected in the recent Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week 2015 Winter Collections, held in association with Science Alive and endorsed by UNESCO. The sold out show featured 17 Canterbury designers and fashion retailers, as well as the emerging designers' collections and an array of exciting entertainment.

Dan & Chris Hopkins

Shannon Dilger, Hannah Shackley, Grace Gourley-Reid

Denyse Saunders

Denise & Rob Hawthorne Max Lester, Paula Garcia

Dr Rob Beulink, Campbell Beulink

Emma-Jane Simpson, Suzanne Bell, Alex Davids, Katie Vile

Simon McGeorge, Olive Hill, Grace Mitchell, Nick Henare

Photos by Jane Wyles Photography - for copies email:

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little boho chic can be added to any wardrobe for a carefree, funloving vibe. Start with a maxi skirt or ared pant, wear with a peasant blouse or oversized knit and team with a neutral coloured ankle boot. A oppy felt hat and chandelier earrings, some chunky bracelets and a hippie chic purse can be added, depending on whether you are a true boho girl or just like adding a little whimsy. All garments and accessories

Maureen offers specialised facials: needling micro-dermabrasion glycolics hot stone facials

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By Sandy Galland

“Nicole listened, she recommended and soon we had a stunning plan.”

The change of seasons heralds a change of hair colour and a chance to reinvent your look. So when the opportunity for a cut and colour at Solace Hair and Beauty in Ballantynes presented itself, I knew I was in for autumnal awesomeness.

Reinvent yourself: Flattering winter makeovers


rom the moment I walked in the door, I was greeted by team leader and senior stylist, Nicole who swept me away, settled me in and offered a decadent drink list (from The Tearooms - a Christchurch institution!) Nicole listened, she recommended and soon we had a stunning plan for a new warmer colour combination achieved with foils and an edgy, yet easy to manage cut that suits the way I manage my beauty regime. As she performed the magic only a talented and experienced hairdresser can, she shared the Solace secrets. You will only find senior stylists there when the highest standards and quality

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are uncompromisable only the best talent will do. Then add in Debbie, the salon coordinator, there to look after every need of the client in an embracing, friendly manner. "Our clients are like family and Debbie is the glue holding us all together." Only the best products are used and the team is excited about the introduction of Olaplex, which multiplies bonds to make hair stronger and healthier, while colour lasts longer with more vibrancy. "We will be able to achieve colours we never could before." The addition of this magic ingredient, which in the year since its introduction onto the global market has gained cult status, will become standard in all colour treatments.

Nicole The price list was a pleasant surprise, all hair and beauty services cost less than what you would expect from a CBD salon. As for my new look - it exceeded that awesomeness I was after. Thanks Solace, see you again soon.



Steampunk costume By Rachel Smith

Waistcoats, top hats, goggles and glasses, corsets, bustles and jewellery – Groovy Costumes has everything you could ever need for a great Steampunk look. Steampunk is a new arrival on the costume scene, a mix of Victoriana meets sci-fi with a creative feel all of its own.


harise O'Connell, Director of Groovy Costumes, separates the racks to show long black ruched Victorian skirts and ruffled shirts, men's white shirts and tails. With Steampunk becoming ever popular for events such as themed parties and weddings or for the upcoming 2015 Steampunk Festival over Queen's Birthday weekend in Oamaru, the store has been helping customers find great costumes. For some this will be a complete outfit, or completing a look with shoes, a

ray gun, a piece of Steampunk inspired jewellery or even a gas mask. Groovy Costumes of course have all the old favourites available as well, those costumes such as Heroes and Villains for guys and Storybook sweethearts for the girls, which never go out of fashion. Pop into Groovy Costumes at 270a Cranford Street to let them help you find the perfect Steampunk outfit, or purchase and hire online at

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New Orthodontist for Chch Christchurch Orthodontics are proud to welcome Orthodontist Dr Christine Bailey to the practice. Chrissy, is excited to be back in her home town, and invites your inquiry. Providing treatment options for all ages including Invisalign clear aligners and clear braces to t your individual needs and desired results. Our vision is to provide excellence in both orthodontic treatment and service

Dr Christine Bailey Christchurch Orthodontics Ltd Dr Russell Lovatt & Dr Christine Bailey 157 Fendalton Road, Christchurch Ph: 962 0334 Email:

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French Vintage Chic Boutique Exclusive to The Old Meadery A stunning Italian designer range of clothing French Brocante and Antiques, bianca lorenne bedlinens

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ight now a remarkable coat has landed at Jean Jones stores. Named Garden Ramble by the label's social media followers, this particular garment was followed through its life from fabric selection to design, pattern making to sewing, distribution to sale – all in New Zealand. With a 45 year history most will know of fashion label Jean Jones, but perhaps not that the iconic Kiwi clothing company still houses its entire design and manufacturing processes in its Auckland headquarters. This means limited edition styles are immediately responsive to the market demand and can be on sale at the brands' stores within a month. Late 2014, co-owner and head designer Gina Condon was looking towards autumn and spied a versatile, high quality black fabric with a pixelated rose print. “It was so distinctive and I knew the pops of lavender and red would make the perfect statement piece for the Jean Jones woman,” she says. “Fabrics are so important that sometimes it doesn't matter how good your style is, it has to look right,” she says. Securing all the fabric exclusively meant no other New Zealand label could offer garments made from it.

"I knew straight away it would look amazing as a flowing 3/4 coat," said Design Team Leader Tina Garrett when she saw Gina's selection. "It has such a luxurious Victorian, vintage wallpaper feel, so we designed a coat with a pleated shawl collar, large fabric covered buttons, brass eyelets and added hidden side pockets,” she says. “Because everyone needs pockets in a coat!" The design went through the patternmaker to an onsite cutter and machinist to create a sample for fitting. Final adjustments were made to the oneoff creation; patterns adjusted, graded and sent to production.

"I knew straight away it would look amazing as a flowing 3/4 coat, it has such a luxurious Victorian, vintage wallpaper feel.”

Unlike inferior brands or off the shelf products, a look this natural can ONLY be achieved at an authorized beauty salon by a trained professional that has undergone our LASHFORM training programme See our website for a stockist near you or contact Ph: 339 0285


The photoshoot stylist thought a juxtaposed, textured environment would best show off the print, so while Tina made an intricate lace collar for the neckline she chose a regal looking model, Operetta wallpaper from Aspiring Walls, elaborately carved wooden furniture and satin pillowslips from Xia. Followers of Jean Jones social media suggested and voted for the garments name, and the newly christened 'Garden Ramble Coat' entered its production phase. A skilled team of cutters laid and cut out the fabric while the collars and facings were block fused. Sewn and pressed by local machinists, the coats were dispatched to 22 stores across the country. “Now our part of the tale of a coat ends and 60 new stories begin,” says Gina. “We were proud to have customers join us on the Made in New Zealand journey of the Garden Ramble and can't wait to see how new and existing clients of Jean Jones wear and love it.” Christchurch: Barrington Shopping Centre, Ph (03) 331 7429. Metropol May 21, 2015 31

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Shades of black, white and grey, and splashes of rich vibrant gold are scattered throughout Raw Nova. For the design store which prides itself on its fresh and bold take on fashion and homeware, there is much to choose from over the winter season.


ewly arrived is the second collection by Third Form. Created by Australian designer Merryn Kelly, Raw Nova has stocked her distinctive collections exclusively in Christchurch from their inception, with Third Form's signature look developed through the designer's blog and Instagram feed. Third Form describes itself as a curated balance between minimalist sophistication, street edge and the female form, with styles designed with simplistic silhouettes, a mostly monochrome palette and subtle fabric combinations. “If you like her designs like we do, you will want all her pieces,� says Gail, who along with Allie has carefully handpicked this collection, and all other items at Raw Nova. All pieces in Third Form are made to be worn together, with a creative edge applied to classics such as a long black wool coat, cross over lounge pants, and a white fall away blouse. A stand out item from the collection is the Side Swipe Jumpsuit. Available in black and white, for Third Form the jumpsuit is a new take on evening layering, with asymmetric cut layers built into a classic cut strapless jumpsuit, designed to be worn with heels and boots.

Open from 10am to 5pm - 7 days a week

home and fashion

By Rachel Smith


Their homeware selection brings more than a little fun with it – Bloomingville pieces including a gold cactus candelabra, locally designed leather plant hangers from Kathryn Leah Payne, and the shine of a golden spinning top from Madame Stoltz. Reindeer skins direct from Finland make great statement pieces, as do the new art works by Blacklist Studio. Blacklist is the Sydney based design studio of husband and wife team, Nathan and Jaynie Johnson, and produces a range of prints and paper goods. Their products feature Nathan's distinctive hand lettering and design style -

C'est la vie, love, it's cool to be kind and matching oversized X and O prints in gold foil. The prints are available framed and ready to hang or as the print alone. Blacklist have also extended their range to include a greeting card and notebook collection, which they describe as helping people create memories in the ordinary and document the extraordinary. Check out Raw Nova on Facebook and Instagram to see what has just arrived, or visit Gail and Allie in store at The Tannery on Garlands Road, to let them show you the Raw Nova aesthetic for fashion and homeware.

Fashion & Homeware


Christchurch The Tannery, Woolston 03 389 5896

Raw Nova is the number one fashion and lifestyle concept store offering a carefully curated selec on of must have stylish, edgy and effortlessly cool top NZ and Interna onal designer labels, the perfect fit for you and your home. The Tannery 3 Garlands Rd, Woolston Phone 389 8704 OPEN 7 DAYS from 9.30am to 5.30pm Metropol May 21, 2015 33


Statement coats for your 'Tis the season of the coat! This winter sees a broad range of styles, colours and patterns –

Andrea Moore Cocoon Coat in Red Hot $595

from faux fur to military; pastels to prints; checks

NOM*D Luxe Coat in Black $900

NOM*D Work Coat Long in Stone $690

to black leather – we are overwhelmed by choice.

liann bellis Jacqueline Trench in Black $574

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lashed Prices Sust $20 ! From J West Melton Community Hall Sat 6th June & Sun 7th June Like 10.00am – 4.00Viva pm La Moda

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The Art of Make Up

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Stephen Goodenough Photographer

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liann bellis Victoria Coat $696

WINTER COLLECTION IN STORE NOW 27a Colombo Street, Cashmere Telephone 03 337 1495



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Taylor Capacity Coat in Collision Check $747.00

winter wardrobe C

World Calculus Coat in Pattern $699

Trelise Cooper 'Power Fluff Girls' Coat $699

oats are not just a warm, comforting outer layer they are the statement pieces of your wardrobe so be bold this season, follow a whim and select a coat (or two) that you'll love to throw on every time you head out the door to face the elements.

Trelise Cooper 'Daylight Facing Time' Coat $899

World Rhombille Cape Coat in Blue $999

WINTER style



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fashion, gifts


For a fabulous and unique blend of NEW and “preloved” fashion pieces visit

Lucy Finch The ultimate combination of style, comfort and sophistication. Untouched World™ Winter 2015 Men's Collection, in store and online now. Untouched World™ Flagship Store and Café: 155 Roydvale Avenue, Ph: 357 9399 Untouched World™ Re:START Store: N13/96 Oxford Tce, Ph: 365 9533

64 North Avon Road, Richmond Ph. 389 1712 Open Mon - Fri 10 – 6pm, Sat 11 – 4pm

Lavish Clothing Gallery 16 Colombo St, Cashmere Christchurch. P.03 332 0003

Leanne McCurrie

Reversible hoodie vest DYLAN LIVE BETTER ❤ Available now at

The W Room 9f Normans Road, Strowan Christchurch. 36 May 21, 2015 Metropol School Ball promotion Make up $45 per person Normally $60. Book now to secure your place . Free travel for group bookings. Phone 0273736716


Embellished corset over reworked victorian petticoat dress

Madam Butterfly’s Vintage Style Boutique 477 Ferry Rd, Woolston 0274 594 052

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RETRO MEETS MODERN Winter just keeps getting more exciting with the latest releases of fashion and accessories hitting the shops…






itchery's latest capsule collection is case in point. The third instalment of the forward-thinking First Edition, it embraces the best of winter dressing - luxurious knits in moody colours or icy whites. This is an ultimate selection of retro and modern, subtle and dramatic, comfortable and stylish garments that are perfect for a winter wardrobe revamp. All available from Witchery:

NEW Seasons

Have the smile you’ve always wanted.

Winter Jackets Latest designs now available. With your measurements & design, we can also help you create the garment you want!

Clinician: Dr David Walsh BSC DMD (Canada, 1987) Hygienists: Shona Ferguson RDH Megan Smith RDH New clients are always welcome.


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SHOP 52 WESTFIELD MALL RICCARTON PH. 341 7995 Open Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed 9-6pm Thurs-Fri 9-9pm Sat 9-6pm Sun 10-6pm

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RED What is a tiny krill's secret weapon, gives salmon its leap in rapids, a carrot its orange, and adds fire to flamingo feathers?


t's the red pigment molecule called astaxanthin in the marine micro algae Haematococcus pluvialis. It became known as the King of Carotenoids and the planet's most powerful antioxidant around about four years ago after Dr Joseph Mercola described its potency in a TV slot on Dr Oz. The effects of astaxanthin were validated in more than 500 scientific studies including 100 human clinical studies:


500 times stronger than vitamin E 6000 times stronger than vitamin C 800 times stronger than CoQ10

550 times stronger than green tea catechins. It is still the most powerful natural antioxidant and free radical scavenger on the planet because, unlike many antioxidants that deal with one free radical at a time, astaxanthin's molecular structure lets it capture and neutralise multiple free radicals simultaneously. Because it is fat and water soluble, it can

NZ astaxanthin is scientifically formulated by international medical specialist Dr Robert Corish. Supreme Biotechnologies' state-of-the-art facility in Nelson sustainably extracts and manufactures AstaSupreme 100 percent natural astaxanthin. span the outer and inner membranes of the body's cells, preventing free radicals from entering cells and causing damage. Unlike other antioxidants that, under certain circumstances can become prooxidants and behave as free radicals themselves, astaxanthin cannot. Nor can it be converted to vitamin E, which is dangerous in high doses, like some antioxidants. Astaxanthin is also one of the few antioxidants that can penetrate the eye and blood-brain barrier. Today, science has also discovered that astaxanthin has many other validated benefits that almost outweigh its role as a potent antioxidant. Clinical research proves impressive results for supporting a healthy heart, healthy

Flamingos digest algae with the red pigment astaxanthin, which gives them their colour.

HDL (cholesterol) and triglyceride balance; healthy joints, muscles and fast recovery from exercise; stamina, endurance and reduced fatigue; healthy eyes and vision; premature ageing prevention; plus it acts as a natural sun filter for the inner and outer layers of skin. The purest, most natural astaxanthin is manufactured in Nelson, New Zealand, at state-of-the-art facilities, where it is sustainably extracted from red micro algae. Astaxanthin is available at all Health 2000 stores, such as Health 2000 South City, Avonhead, Barrington, Merivale, Northlands, Riccarton, and Rangiora. Resource: Health 2000.

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UNDERSTANDING AUTISM Unlike depictions in popular fiction (think X+Y, Rain Man, and Mercury Rising) which might leave us imagining all people with autism as card-counting, code-breaking savants, the lived experience of children with autism and their families is widely varied, with needs changing at each age and stage.


hat families of children with autism do have in common is the need for understanding unshackled from stereotype, and clear, non-judgemental, trusted information. “A decade or so ago a diagnosis of autism would leave a parent bewildered and isolated. Now the problem is not so much a lack of information as a plethora of information, much of which is, in fact, misinformation,” says Professor Jordan, Emeritus Professor in Autism Studies, University of Birmingham. Professor Jordan

welcomes Understanding Autism as a tool to help parents cut through the clutter and regain control over choosing what is best for them and their child. Written by two leading experts in the field, Understanding Autism is the essential reference for parents and carers of children with autism, and explores everything from the causes of autism to how it manifests at the various ages and stages of a child's life. Drawing on the authors' years of clinical experience as well as the latest research, it also covers the importance of self-care for parents, how to cope with common problematic

behaviours, conditions that can often appear in conjunction with autism (such as anxiety and depression), common health issues, and how best to manage the child's transition to adulthood. Case studies provide practical examples for parents and their families, empowering them to deal with professionals, cope with the stresses they face, and better understand their young person's autism. Understanding Autism is available from and wherever good books are sold. RRP$34.99

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LOCAL STEAMPUNK CAFÉ CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR Popular New Regent Street steampunk store Clockwork Emporium and Café celebrated its first birthday in early April, with customers, suppliers and some of the local steam punk community.

Mike Lester, Paula Garcia (owners)

Paula and Mike cut the cake Anna Rodrigues, Stefania Marshall, Paula Garcia, Olga Mora

Sharon Gaynor, Diana Wheatley

Sue and Bill McIntosh

Neave Willoughby, Matty Visser, Poy Ling Agnew

Barry and Alison Shields

Victoria Escaip, America Holdene

Elizabeth Wilson, Denise Robertson

Mike Lester, The Wizard, Paula Garcia

Jo Whitlow, Sharon Gaynor

Ken Henderson, Ian Wilson

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Alterations, repairs & makeovers All clothing & drape styles Make to order or design your own For men or women All fabrics including leather Same day service or while you wait (Conditions may apply)

Drycleaning service Mon to Fri 9 to 6pm - Sat 10 to 1pm

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Treat yourself and/or someone you love to this 90 minutes Winter Escape Treatment. NORMALLY WORTH OVER $169.00

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Shop, Eat, Explore… FASHION Rangiora Shoelines continues to showcase their range of boots of all lengths, sizes and colours to keep us warm. They stock the very popular New Zealand brand Minx and the irreverent and innovative range of Eject which is a very fun and funky range of women's footwear. New stock continues to pour in the door at Craze in Kaiapoi. Craze has a range of knits including the very in for winter trend, the “poncho”. The accessories are just about impossible to walk past with the latest rings, earrings and so many bracelets and necklaces to choose from that it is hard to choose just one.


with the perfect gift or beauty product to the best cold remedy for you. WHAT'S NEW? CRI – Boutique is the latest store to open on the High Street of Rangiora. Designed to be a haven for women, CRI is a store

CRAZE Stan's 7 Day Pharmacy in Rangiora is now also stocking ponchos so along with all your beauty and medical requirements you can now ensure you are warm with a woollen poncho. The staff at Stan's are always ready to help you, from assisting


Home decor pieces designed especially for your home... Lola vs Harper Elwood Minx Pink stitch

Purposely built and architecture designed brand new building and playground. Passionate qualified ECE educators. Focus on individual care-educa on and we provide high staff ra o. Experienced ECE music teacher lead

Kids will love the latest Frozen fabrics Also available a large selection of sewing accessories

Quilters Quarters A treasure trove for the craftsperson 9 High St Rangiora Ph. (03) 313 6765 42 May 21, 2015 Metropol

Chef cooked lunch. STAN BARNETT B.PHARM

The Only 7 Day Pharmacy In North Canterbury

15 ASHLEY STREET RANGIORA OPENING HOURS Open every day 8.30am-6.30pm including Public Holidays


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20 hours free ECE for 3-5 years old. Sessions/full days available. Opening hours: Monday –Friday 7.00am-6.00pm

Phone: 03 2601023, 021 02951364 414 Williams Street, Kaiapoi

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With Christchurch only 15 minutes away from Kaiapoi and 20 minutes from Rangiora, exploring the two main towns of North Canterbury has never been easier. Both towns are re-establishing their footholds for things to do, great eateries and creative and wonderful boutique shopping experiences.

NORTH CANTERBURY By Sarah Waldron - Visit Waimakariri

where you can relax and find options that are truly beautiful. Browse through racks of sculptured garments in their specially curated boutique, to find cuts that not only flatter your figure, but are tailored beautifully and designed to perfection. Art on the Quay is Kaiapoi's premium Artspace, located in the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre on the main street of Kaiapoi. Only open a few months Art on the Quay has been showcasing a number of popular displays including the current exhibition “Passchendaele 1917 Remembered”. THE KAIAPOI ART EXPO Artists of all mediums are busy putting the final touches on their work ready for the Kaiapoi Art Expo that is on from 10-12 July at the Kaiapoi Club. Celebrating 10 years the Art Expo is one of the largest in the Canterbury region with over 500 works on show over the two day event. The expo will feature three guest artists – Raymond Herber, Andrew Carran and Philip Trusttum and over 100 local artists from around the Waimakariri. Entry is only a gold coin donation.


BRESLEY Great coffee, exceptional food... A community space & gathering place. Providing delicious coffee & food with fantastic customer service! Profits will be invested back into the Kaiapoi & surrounding communities by the Person to Person Help Trust

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By Rachel Smith

The Art of Delicate lines become a picture, from paper to skin, creating the ultimate form of personalised artistic expression. The art of tattooing, a simple idea evolving into life changing skin art, is the work of All About Art Tattoo Studio in Rangiora.


wner Ken Fulton is the first to admit that to the general public tattoo studios have a somewhat daunting air about them - it is exactly this view that All About Art is set to change. “The studio is mainly about customised work,” says Ken. “It's not just about the tattoo - it's the entire experience.” This begins as soon as customers are welcomed into the spacious studio. All clients receive a free half hour consultation with their selected artist to talk over ideas for their tattoo, with clients ranging from those returning for more work to those embarking on their first tattoo experience. A design is drawn on paper, and then on the skin, giving clients the opportunity to get a feel for the skin art before they commit to the tattoo itself. The very best equipment and ink are used for the tattooing process, and thanks to Ken's background in health a strict sanitisation and hygiene procedure is followed. “He is an amazing artist,” says Ken of tattoo artist Steve, who has a post graduate art degree and nearly 20 years in the industry. Steve's finely detailed and precise work is recognised worldwide, with much of his tattooing completed



Steve - manager / head artist

Emma - apprentice

freehand. Working with Steve is apprentice Emma, whose artistic talent led her to learn the art of tattooing, and Christine whose work includes cosmetic tattooing. “You get exactly what you want on your skin,” says Ken. “Enjoy your time with the artists and your time in the studio.” Contact All About Art Tattoo Studio on phone (03) 310 6660 or simply visit upstairs at 5 Good Street in Rangiora.

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First things FIRST By Kineta Booker

When it comes to planning your wedding day, knowing where to start is often the hardest part…


ome grow up knowing exactly what they want on their big day, changing things in their minds along the way as trends and fashion change. But what if ideas don't come flowing as you thought they might? These tips might be a good starting place for you. 1.

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What do you want from your wedding? Do you want it to be a simple, elegant affair? Less than 80 guests? More than 150? Know exactly what you want. What is your budget? $2000? $10,000? More? What is your theme? Will you go with a current trend? Will you forget the latest trends and throw a superhero-themed wedding? Know which theme you want, then everything else seems to slot into place. Where will it be? A local chapel with the reception in the church hall? A beautiful garden? Perhaps a destination wedding? Who is coming? This is a big deal. You don't want to accidentally leave anyone that matters off the list. It's happened before and you don't want to be the one that creates hurt and awkwardness among friends and family. Who's catering? Which photographer will you choose? What music will you walk up the aisle to, and dance your first dance to? Who's in your wedding party? Who is doing your makeup? What will you wear? What will everyone else wear? Continues on following pages...






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First things FIRST There are literally a hundred questions to ask, but only one to focus on for now: what is your theme?


hen designing your wedding, as that's exactly what you're doing, having a theme is the first thing you want to do. Know your theme. Start with a blank Word document and type out everything that comes to mind. Do some research. If you want to go with a current trend Pinterest is always going to be a great starting place. It can either be your best friend or give you an overwhelming sense of confusion and dread. Recent bride Lily Simons says 'boho' is

trending at the moment - “big floral arrangements are everywhere, floral crowns, and boho dresses that only Victoria's Secret models can wear.” Simons loves the leafy green look with flowers hanging as far as the eye can see but feels this look may date. She believes “looking like a fairy on your wedding day is divine: I would have loved to incorporate this but it didn't suit my natural state as a person. I am vintage and I love bringing old with new.” Rather than go for the current boho

trend, Simons went for 'rustic carnivals'. “People say [this] has been done but I feel it had classic, simple elements. My dress lace was made to look older - more 'Gatsby classic' with a jewelled head piece for a 'classic romantic'. I had a champagne lace which is also very current but I added my own twists of awesome.” Her advice is “do what you know and love! Think about your images 20 years from now. Not about what Pinterest or Vogue Weddings are telling you to do. Just do you!”

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Destination-wedding bride Jess Williams sees the current trends as anything DIY, photobooths, vintage, pastel colours and natural materials. Williams says she got carried away with wanting to incorporate things into her wedding but it wasn't practical taking it over in her luggage, so instead of going with a current trend she ended up as 'Fiji' being her theme. She encourages other brides to “keep to your own style and what suits you.

It's easy to try and keep up with everyone else. Pinterest can sometimes be your enemy and get overwhelming and then you have too many ideas. Keep it simple and have a few special things. Stick to budget.” Williams says it's easy to stray, so recommends checking out cheaper department stores, op shops and fairs to keep costs down. Doing research and not being afraid to ask the silly questions, is also

important, she says. “It will put your 'bridezilla' mind at ease in regard to destination weddings. Williams found joining a Facebook page for Fiji brides was helpful at finding all the information she needed - from nail colours to filling out wedding applications. Williams' final piece of advice - don't sweat the small stuff: “On the day I didn't even notice the small things I'd spent so much time worrying about.”

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erfection - in a wedding ring, you want nothing less. Polished Diamonds on New Regent Street deliver that perfection. The award-winning, manufacturing jeweller uses architectural CAD to model your ring so you can see how it will actually look. The boutique design studio can create his and hers rings, with diamonds, gemstones or simple gold or platinum rings. In fact, any style and any material can be incorporated into your rings. Add in workshop-direct value and you have highest quality craftsmanship at affordable prices. Your uniquely designed and engineered ring is futureproofed and backed by a lifetime guarantee.

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oulstyle is celebrating six years of leading hair design at their organic hair oasis in South New Brighton. The unique salon is renowned for working only with organic products to deliver superior hair care. To achieve healthier and more luminous results they use Italian brand Herb Colour, a reputable product range that utilises proteins, botanicals and natural vegetable extracts, as well as

organic clay lighteners for blondes to lighten pigment without damaging or stripping hair. Customers are enjoying the many irresistible benefits of organic hair care: Ÿ Plant-based products with pigments from rhubarb, walnut and cinchona Ÿ No ammonia or strong fumes Ÿ Long-lasting results with minimal fading Ÿ 100% grey coverage Ÿ Organic clay lighteners Ÿ Excellent fashion colours

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Wickedly decadent & delicious This heavenly mixture of salted caramel and dark chocolate by Ant and Lou Bentley of the Akaroa Cooking School is very rich and you only need a tiny slice. They say it's “very decadent, but very delicious - for those chocolate lovers out there!” INGREDIENTS Base 250g digestive biscuits 100g butter Salted Caramel 2 x 395g cans of caramel condensed milk 30g butter, chopped 1 – 2 tsp flakey sea salt Dark Chocolate Ganache 150g dark chocolate, finely chopped (we use Whittaker's 72% Dark Ghana) 1/2cup cream


Credits: Photography – Alan Gillard 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

METHOD Grease a 24cm tart tin with a removable base. For the biscuit base, put the biscuits in a freezer bag and crush them with a rolling pin or whizz in the food processor. Melt the butter in a pan over a gentle heat. Once the butter is melted, remove from the heat and add the crushed biscuits, mix well to combine. Tip the mixture into the flan tin and press down well in an even layer along the base and up the sides of the tin. Set aside to cool. Heat the condensed milk, butter and 1 tsp of salt in a pan over a low heat until smooth and creamy. Taste and add more salt if you think you would like it more salty. Spoon the salted caramel into the flan shell and refrigerate for 2–3 hours or until set. To make the dark chocolate ganache, place the cream in a small saucepan and heat until almost boiling, making sure it doesn't burn. Add the chocolate and stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes or until thickened slightly. Pour the chocolate mixture over the caramel and refrigerate for 1–2 hours or until set. Bring to room temperature before serving and sprinkle over extra chocolate.

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Bastion of BBQ & beer If you're the kind of bloke or bloke-ess who loves marinated ribs, chicken wings and craft beer you've probably already discovered one of Christchurch's newest bastions of BBQ and booze. The Bootleg BBQ Co. has been open for a couple of months now on the former site of the infamous Charlie's Massage Parlour on Welles Street.



o stone was left unturned in the process of creating this comforting establishment, with their specialist pit smoker imported from America to ensure the food is barbequed in true Southern-style with that iconic smoky wood flavour. The Bootleg BBQ Co. is jointly owned by Charlie George and Campbell Parker, both of whom have a long history in the hospitality industry in New Zealand and abroad. Apparently the duo consumed their body weight in ribs during a recon' mission through Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas in 2013, the aim of which was to investigate the concept of the American barbeque and how it could be applied in New Zealand. “We wanted to open a new restaurant in Christchurch as part of the rebuild but one with a point of difference.” Head chef is Scott Gibbs. In a twist of fate, Scott's mother was born and bred in Texas so it should come as no surprise that he is fanatical about American

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Charlie George, Scott Gibbs and Campbell Parker. barbeque and recently spent two months working in various restaurants throughout Texas honing his knowledge. Scott and his team are producing many iconic dishes including barbequed pork ribs and chicken wings, along with pulled pork, beef brisket, half chicken, lamb shoulder and pork sausage. Speciality salads and the classic American sides of 'mac'n cheese', potato tots and hush puppies are on the menu, which is designed for sharing.


Pure INDIA: Bollywood ambience Coriander's restaurant in Rolleston is having a makeover, taking on the elegant Bollywood theme that is making the new Coriander's at 222 St Asaph Street such an exciting venue.


olleston's Corianders was established in 2007, the first of the successful chain of Coriander's ethnic North Indian restaurants owned by Amardeep Singh. It was followed by Edgeware, Kaikoura, Hanmer and most recently, the jewel in the crown, St Asaph Street. The Rolleston restaurant seats almost


100 guests in two dining areas. New decor includes an abundance of mirrors, and walls covered with colourful Bollywood posters. A separate entrance is being created for takeouts, allowing diners to enjoy their Bollywood ambience without interruption. Takeout meals are a big part of the Coriander's business and can be ordered online. “It's very popular and works well and of course the dishes are of the same high

standards that we serve in the restaurants,” Amardeep says. Almost all the Coriander's favourite dishes are available on the takeout menu, including the signature sizzling platters. Restaurant reservations can also be made online. Coriander's Rolleston is open 11.30am to 2pm and 5pm to 10pm. It is fully licensed and BYO. Go to or phone 03 347 2315 to make a reservation or order takeouts.

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Charming shabby chic Almost everything's coming up roses at the Rose Cafe on Papanui Road.



ose patterned vintage china and antique bric-à-brac sparkles and shines on dressers and china cabinets in this charming and welcoming shabby chic cafe, mingling with old magazines, cards, and paintings old and recent. Many of these intriguing objets d'art are for sale, but for most customers, simply browsing provides entertainment enough.

Customers sit at tables with rose patterned lace-trimmed oilcloth fabric cloths, which like the patchwork cushions, are handmade by the owner. She also grows the roses that, grouped in informal bouquets in antique jam jars or cut crystal glasses, are placed around the cafe and on each table. And when the 140 rose bushes finish flowering, other fresh garden blooms will take their place. And while the decor is delicious, so is the food. An all-day menu offers dishes that range from breakfast eggs to freshly made seasonal soups and toasties. Waffles, served with syrup, banana and ice-cream are a cafe favourite. In the cabinet are delicate savouries with light


A treat to behold... Surrounded in the rich ambience of antiques & bone china. Rose Cafe serves up divine coffee & tea with deliciously fresh home baked goodies.

466 Papanui Road, Papanui Ph.03 354 5300 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm, Sat 8:30am-3 pm, Sun Closed Parking available behind Cafe

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as air pastry, fluffy scones, muffins, and gluten-free quiche and potato cakes, served with salads and more. Sweet things include a selection of tempting slices and all food is made on the premises. This is a quaint, chic cafe, where customers are made to feel like honoured guests in someone's home – thanks to a combination of attentive service and the wonderful display of antiques, which come from the owner's personal, much loved collection! Rose Cafe has plenty of regular customers and it is wise to make a booking, especially for groups. PS: Don't forget to admire the beautiful, healthy African violets.


Authentic Japanese Cuisine & Sushi

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The ocean's fresh bounty Fish 'n' chips is an iconic meal we've been enjoying in our corner of the South Pacific for as long as we can remember. Yet Merivale Gourmet Seafood's new owner, Ivana Youn, has added her own twist to the popular Papanui Road store and now the offering is better than ever before.


ow open for lunch, Merivale Gourmet Seafood offers a wide range of fresh sushi and sashimi, with daily lunch specials including small sushi and drink for $8.50 or a large sushi and drink for $12.50, with fish and chips starting at $5. And that's not even the best part. Key to Merivale Gourmet Seafood's popular selection is the high quality, freshly cooked gourmet fish cooked to each customer's choice. There's the standard crab, prawns and mussels. There's the more exotic Fijian tuna, mahimahi, scampi and fish species you can't get at the supermarket. Then there are the daily prepared, value added items – the ready to cook and ready to eat items, such as crumbed half shell mussels, seafood kebabs, salmon mignons, seafood salad, fresh sashimi and sashimi grade fish fillets (with salmon, white fish and whole loins available on request). Also prepared fresh in store every day are the marinated mussels, and smoked salmon direct from the smokehouse and the imported products such as caviar and Russian seafood. “We use biodegradable boxes for our takeaways and cook our fish and chips in canola oil,” Ivana says. “We select only the highest quality

Liang Ma products, including fresh fish from Fiji, deep fried dumplings, fresh sushi and sashimi, Aoraki salmon and a wide range other takeaway stores don't have, like tempura sushi and Takoyaki or Japanese octopus.” Open from 10:30am to 8pm every day, Merivale Gourmet Seafood features a daily special on fresh fish. Operator Liang Ma, previously at the Crowne Plaza has been a Japanese chef for six years and

RE STORE A IN H S E R F SSELS, TED MU A IN R A M , SALMON SMOKED OYAKI. ND TAK A R IA V CA has years of seafood retail experience. “We can also provide catering, with party packs of finger food and nibbles for small events and functions. “Fish and chips are extremely popular and, while this was previously a fish and chip shop, we are now so much more than that.” Visit Merivale Gourmet Seafood at 233 Papanui Road, phone (03) 355 6733 or find them on Facebook.

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PURPLE WEKA Café & Bar A centrally located café with its own twist on Kiwi café dining. Providing you with a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy great coffee and some real Kiwi (Weka) Kai like Nana used to make. Plenty of car parking. Don't be a bird brain…. Get your Weka fix! facebook/ Hours: Mon - Wed 6am - 4pm Thursday 6am - 4pm Friday 6am-4pm Sat & Sun 8am - 4pm

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Protocol: a system of rules that explain the correct conduct and procedures to be followed…



nd while this definition seems very formal – the service, atmosphere and food at Protocol Public House and Kitchen is the opposite. It's warm, inviting, and relaxed. What the protocol refers to is the consistency of always delivering top quality, warm service and consistently honest food of the highest standards. Protocol's owners Natasha and Rod purchased the former Elevate Restaurant and Bar on Colombo Street at the base of the hills – closed it for four days, and reopened the doors last month to an extensive, and frankly, breath-taking makeover. While it's completely modern and contemporary, it exudes warmth and welcome with chairs and booths beckoning you to get comfortable, hang out for brunch, lunch or dinner, or simply settle in for a quiet drink and catch up with friends. The outdoor areas radiate a 'come hither' feeling with fire tables and lanterns adding warmth and comfort. This couple are no strangers to running top notch eating houses. For eight years they have operated the successful Ma Maison Restaurant and Bar in Akaroa. Rod


PROTOCOL has brought across his passionate, contemporary, yet simple approach to great food, dramatically changing the menu at Protocol. In addition to adding a brunch and lunch menu, and a well populated kids' menu, he added many classic favourites. The menu now allows you to enjoy lighter, more casual meals anytime of the day. A mouth-watering pizza menu adds yet another level of choice and interest to evening dining. Sunday afternoons are set to become legendary with live jazz music, starting from next week. However, every day of the week features something a bit special for Protocol regulars, including Happy Tuesday, Clubcard Thursdays or TGIF specials. And then there are the two attractively appointed function rooms. Trying is believing! for more information.

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CUISINE With Jeremy Ray, Head Chef, The Villas

The sun is shining and there's a cool breeze from behind, catching salmon in the Tekapo canals is how Katie likes to spend her spare time when she is not working on their sheep station just outside Fairlie.

Limited edition salmon dish, oven baked with a hint of Manuka smoke on a salad of cherry tomatoes, walnuts and roasted red peppers, plum sorbet and rye toast.

The Villas, that popular dining and coffee house on Montreal, is famed for its fabulous food, extensive beverage list, and all day dining. To mark the change of season they have launched new menus, plus an exciting mid winter feast menu.


vailable from 1 June to 31 July, for evening dining in the elegant upstairs rooms in the Blue Villa, this is the ideal opportunity for a mid winter celebration for groups of 12 to 48 or more. Like the surroundings, the three course menu is elegant. It begins with a choice of Crayfish Bisque or Chicken and Pistachio Filo followed by either Grass Fed Beef Fillet with a pinot jus, Red Wine Braised Duck with potato gratin and wilted greens, or Maple Baked Salmon on Kumara rosti, with a baby spinach walnut salad and horseradish crème fraiche. Dessert is either Steamed Black Forest Pudding or Milk & Cookies - Spiced Christmas cookies with a warm vanilla nutmeg 'milkshake'. The Villas caters for functions from “four to forty-four” in the Blue Villa, although the whole venue (that's the Yellow and Blue Villas) can be made available with plenty of notice.

With lady luck on her side she will come away with her bag limit to take home and put through the smoker, which is great because as with most friends I know, some will come my way. About the same time I am normally stuck halfway up the glorious plum tree in our backyard that loves to rain its bounty all over the lawn. As a result there is more than enough for me to share with her, be it fresh or some homemade jam or sauce. The sharing of excess gave me the inspiration for our limited edition salmon dish, oven baked with a hint of Manuka smoke on a salad of cherry tomatoes, walnuts and roasted red peppers, plum sorbet and rye toast. I think the hint of smoke with the salmon is a classic and a marriage made in heaven, with the plum sorbet helping to cut through the oils in the salmon, which can sometimes put people off this king of the river, refreshing the palate as you go. This dish is available for a limited time, so why not pop down to The Villas, grab a glass of Ara Single Estate Pinot Noir to go with it and share a moment with someone close to you.

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BINK BOWLER: “I knew that if I didn't get back up and do it again it would all be a waste. Failure is the biggest success I have had.”


e sit down to chat at his new premises, the Black and White Coffee Cartel in Victoria Street. He gently places beside me a wooden tray containing a decanter of single origin Cuban coffee and a cup. “Let it cool a bit,” he advises. “You should be able to taste apple.” He starts to talk. Lightly be-whiskered, heavily tattooed, and wearing a cheesecutter cap, he is endearingly frank and

remarkably humble. His story began in Wanaka. “I fell in love with coffee when I was 15,” he says. “I was driven. I wanted to study coffee. It's a complex beverage and it's the second most traded commodity in the world.” At 16 he moved to Christchurch to work at Bean Scene. Three years later he and three mates bought their own coffee roaster in a garage in Napier. Flight Coffee was born and, true to its name, took off.

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The quartet wanted their own cafe and knew it had to be in Wellington which was ripe for the international explosion of coffee geeks passionate about single origin coffee. They discovered a dilapidated dairy in Dixon Street, signed the lease without reading it, borrowed money from friends and family, redecorated furiously, grabbed some op shop furniture, and opened the doors of Memphis Belle.


By Cynthia Kepple

Bink Bowler is just 24 but he's learned life lessons that many people never will. He has gone from terrific highs to terrible lows, business success to penury and back in just five action packed years.

And it's all thanks to coffee.

A remarkable journey Neither he nor his partners had any idea about a business plan, cash flow, or wages. “We had no permits – I was a real cowboy,” says Bink. He was just 19. The cafe was an instant success. “Half of Wellington was queuing outside the door every day. It was insane.” Memphis Belle won awards. So did Flight Coffee and both gained international acclaim. But the businesses were diverging. Flight was the corporate brother, Memphis Belle the “hippy wild child”. The partners split and Bink kept Memphis Belle. “I thought I was untouchable. I didn't realise that a business owner has responsibilities too.” He opened a nightclub that was “a massive fail”. Suddenly the young entrepreneur was in financial strife. He called in a bookkeeper, but he had kept no records. He was invited to Hawaii to open a Memphis Belle and came back to find the original in financial ruins and that he owed the IRD $70,000. “I was

the solo director of two failing businesses. All my dreams were shattered,” he says. “I sold Memphis Belle for $1 a share as a going concern and kept 20%. I was emotionally attached - it had been my whole life.” Bink attempted to open a Memphis Belle in Melbourne, but it was less than welcoming. He then tried Bangkok, where he found a third world country not ready for upmarket coffee. It was there he hit rock bottom. Then he saw the poverty around him and realised he was actually lucky. “I had nothing in monetary terms but I had

health, family, and experience. I had everything,” he says. “I knew that if I didn't get back up and do it again it would all be a waste. Failure is the biggest success I have had.” Back in New Zealand he worked on his vision for The Black and White Coffee Cartel, his “perfect cafe.” This time he started with a proper business plan. All he needed was money. Enter Angel Investments and shareholder Rueben Thorne. (Bink had to Google to find why the name was familiar). Now the rest is history. The Black and White Coffee Cartel is up and running and Bink is in his element, throwing his not inconsiderable energies in running the business responsibly and serving and educating Christchurch on the complexities of his beloved beverage. “Without Reuben Thorne 'taking a punt' this project would not have been possible,” he says. And yes, I did detect the fresh sharp hint of green apples in that brew.

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Chinese medicine is widely used all over the world. Interest in receiving the therapy of this kind of medicine has been growing in Christchurch as people realise its value in treating diseases and maintaining health without side effects. “Thousands of years ago, Chinese medicine discovered that in our body, there is a vital energy flowing along the meridians called Qi that determines our health condition. Disease occurs when Qi is blocked. By treating the root causes rather than just symptoms, Chinese medicine provides great benefits to our natural healing potential,” explains Dr Li Hong. Dr Li Hong


r Li Hong has established a Chinese Medicine Clinic in Lincoln. Every year hundreds of patients visit the clinic for treatment of aliments from injuries and chronic fatigue to more complicated cases such as the management of cancer. Patients regularly come to the clinic from as far away as the West Coast and the Bay of Islands. Dr Hong is from a family with a background in Chinese medicine. She studied Chinese Medicine at the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine and also returns to China every year for ongoing professional development. Dr Hong is a registered acupuncturist and ACC provider. Lincoln Chinese Medicine is located at 2 Kilkenny Close, Lincoln. Phone (03) 325 3323 or 021 213 2659.

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Falling leaves, misty breath…flannel sheets Autumn has arrived, enriching the city scape with tints of gold and red. But that means frosty mornings and a snow flurry or two won't be far away...


ow's the time to revamp your bedroom with Wallace Cotton's sumptuous velvet quilts, reversible duvets in organic cottons and soft flannel sheets in delicious, pretty pastels. Lounge around in soft cotton PJs, wrap yourself in a lamb's wool throw, warm your toes on a luxury velvet hottie cover - the thought of winter approaching isn't so scary after all. Christchurch stockists: Ballantynes

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A little over a year ago, Debra Hakaraia made the brave decision to go it alone in the highly competitive real estate market. Decades of experience helped hone her smart approach to marketing and, combined with the low one percent commission rate the move was a smart one, with Smart Real Estate now playing a strong role in the city's real estate market.

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growing Smart Real Estate team – including recent addition Brenda McCluire who brings with her more than 15 years of experience – now operates across the city, with homes being listed and sold in areas such as Fendalton in the west, the Port Hills to the south and from Waimairi Beach in the north to Sumner and Scarborough in the east, as well as to the greater Canterbury districts of Rolleston, Templeton, Kaiapoi and Rangiora. Debra and the Smart Real Estate team pride themselves on being able to deliver the current market value of the property to their clients. “Being kept fully informed

and constant communication is vital for our vendors, so they are equipped to make an informed decision once an offer is presented to them, to enable them to confidently move on to the next important stage of their journey,” Debra says. She explains that Smart Real Estate has become a market leader since bursting into the market more than a year ago. By utilising smart real estate techniques and innovative marketing the company is able to market and sell your property for a low one percent commission rate (fees apply) which leaves more money in your back pocket while the high quality of your





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home's promotional material ensures a more targeted campaign that reaches the correct buyers. “It's our point of difference,” Debra says. “We use the best photographer in the business and carefully select targeted media.” It's clearly the smart way, she believes, with numerous real estate companies imitating the smart marketing methods which have ensured her strong market position. Debra is flattered other companies are pushing smart marketing as this helps boost her profile. Her moto being “think smart marketing


BETTER RESULTS think Smart Real Estate”. Debra has bought, built and sold properties since 1984 and properties such as the “Timeless Charmer” at 7 Bryndwr Road are benefiting from her expertise. It's just one of the striking properties Smart Real Estate is currently marketing and the classic 1930s home is yet another example of why Fendalton properties will always be in such high demand. Located at the base of Mt Pleasant, is another offering from Smart Real Estate. A rare combination of eloquence and versatility, 18 Soleares Avenue is an inviting family home set on an 807m2 flat section, featuring five double bedrooms, two bathrooms and two

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he deep, richly delicious colours of winter comfort food are the stars of the table with the new season's colour palette for tableware. Think slow roasts, succulent braises, rich curries and caramelised vegetables – all look their absolute best on this season's tableaux of neutrals in crockery and textiles. And while soft greys, warm whites and earthy shades are synonymous with 'neutral' the far more dramatic – and elegant – black is now firmly in the 'neutral' camp. Noritake is squarely in the frame for the latter category with its beautifully textured BoB collection of fine porcelain dinnerware. Each piece carries the evocative 'dune' patterning that creates interest while never overpowering the visual temptation of the food.


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Vibrant Giraffe canvas and gorgeous Owl canvas to decorate your home priced from $95. Available from Querky Style. We are clearing our racks for new costumes. So get yourself an ex-rental costume at a bargain price, from Groovy Costumes.


ats, donkeys, cows and an array of animals, are brought to life through cold cast bronze sculptures at Art & Frame in Riccarton. The newly arrived range of Firth Sculptures are imported exclusively from England, with the handmade pieces all works of skilled British artists. Designed for inside or outside use, the bronze sculpture is completed after many hours of detailed work. Using the original clay or wax sculpture as a starting point, the end product is a solid hand polished piece made from a mix of bronze powder and resin. Visit Art & Frame at 130a Riccarton Road, or call 03 348 6600 for more information.

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nternational endorsement for outstanding design, acknowledgement of benchmark safety features and an ability to produce highly impressive wae slices in seconds has put the PL8 Professional Mandoline at the top of the home cook's wish list. A priority in the design was consumer sentiment that the changeover from one blade to another, when using conventional mandolines, was traditionally overly complicated and could be unsafe. Another was to provide a more decorative cutting option to elevate the standard of food preparation to a more professional level. The PL8 achieved all of this and more, being Highly Commended in the international Red Dot design awards 2014. Available from kitchenware retailers nationwide.

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Parisian panache Style never goes out of fashion so when it comes to classic home décor think Parisian panache.


he French know how to create an atmosphere of luxury and sophistication, like their haute couture their homes are dressed with carefully chosen embellishments – tassels, ornate mirrors, carefully chosen pieces of furniture… Choose only pieces you fall in love with and create a modern French style with an antipodean twist.

The Azelona Chandelier delicate in brass coloured metal with glass droplets. Its feminine shape would look lovely in hall or lounge.

Inspired by turn-of-thecentury Parisian cafes. Barossa Cafe Table with Elm Top.

Bring the wonders of 18th century French design into any space. Cherbourg Petite Tub Chair French Provincial Furniture.

This bedside table is made of solid wood with a beaten metal applied over the top creating a gorgeous silver metal finish. Riviera Bedside Table.

This stunning pure linen buttoned bedhead captures the style and grace of classic French decor. It features solid oak legs and is beautifully crafted.

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By Wendy Dunlop

NICHE GAS BUSINESS INNOVATIVE Gascraft Engineering Ltd is Christchurch owned and operated and was established in 1994. The company specialises in both industrial and commercial contracting as well as residential gas fitting and plumbing services throughout Canterbury.


ou need an expert for gas fitting because it cannot be undertaken by DIYers. For 18 years Gascraft has been providing trusted gas solutions and offers the combined expertise of qualified tradesmen and technicians for the increasing complexity of modern gas and plumbing systems.

Gas fitting and plumbing go together as perfectly as fish and chips and Gascraft Engineering has over 45 years' collective experience in their industry. As “eco” plumbers they are committed to caring for the environment and as registered certified plumbers they are skilled in maintenance plumbing and

D TING AN GAS FIT G GO PLUMBIN ER AS TOGETH TLY AS PERFEC . D CHIPS FISH AN Gascraft Engineering Ltd provides a range of design and installation services including solar and gas hybrid hot water systems and gas appliance maintenance and servicing. Complementing these services, GasFx Ltd was developed alongside Gascraft Engineering as a result of the company's interest in design. As well as producing striking visual effect gas fires, they have also developed a niche business with a range of dramatic outdoor flares for domestic and commercial use.

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pumps, hot water cylinders and systems, sheet metal work, backflow prevention and testing. Gascraft Engineering Ltd goes to great lengths to satisfy their customers. In return they have the reassurance of engaging a company that is well established, experienced, innovative and local. So for all your gas fitting and plumbing requirements, enjoy peace of mind and call in the experts. For further information contact Gascraft Engineering, phone 027 675 5967 or visit


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MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME With exciting new cafés and bars setting up post-quake and almost as many wanting to imitate the bar experience at home, Vast Interior's new Moorhouse Avenue store has a wide selection of bars and bar stools available.


he popular Salvar range, featuring the marks and multilayered paint effects of industrial re-salvaged timbers, offers tables with interchangeable legs, allowing you to select the table size and the height. The sturdy Brace Bar is a unique design with Mango hardwood and crossed steel legs and combines with matching hardback barstools in various colour finishes. The pedestal leg design of the new Restaurant Table, which allows chairs to easily slide underneath, offers a great option for the commercial application, with a convenient 70cm square table top. When it comes to setting up the home bar, the solid mango Manchu Bar is a popular option for the man cave with an inbuilt fridge hole. It's stylish and contemporary while maintaining a rustic edge. Recycled from old houses, boats and bridges, every Recycled Indian Bar is a unique one-off product. They also make a great reception counter in a commercial area. Why not match your bar with a leather

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topped Swivel Bar Stool, a reclaimed timber Salvar Barstool, metal/wood combo Jay Barstool available in both kitchen (63cm) and bar (73cm) heights, or a curved pagoda style Budi Barstool?

For a hard-backed barstool, there's the Brace Barstool – made from sustainable mango hardwood – available in a distressed black, distressed red or natural wood finish, all with a sturdy steel frame. When it comes to more traditional furnishings, Vast offers a wide range of standard stools. The Budi stool comes in a comfortable curved shape, just 45cm in height. The fabric Bria baby ottoman offers a soft stool to put your feet up on or, for a larger size (40x40x40cm) the Cube ottoman is available in eight different colours of fabric and is just $69. There's the funky multi-use steel stool which comes in a range of colours, which can be a bedside table, or a stand for the books and cuppa, or the biggest selling occasional stool – the Phila – available in dark or light stain in solid acacia timber. Vast has sold 400 of these multi-purpose beauties since 2008. Visit Vast Interior store at 130 Moorhouse Avenue, phone (03) 377 5166, or visit Vast Interior...the difference is everything.

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SWITCHED ON: ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS “A variety of work and a variety of environments are what interest me,” says Simon Wheeler of Wheeler Electrical. “No job is too small from installing a new heater, towel rail or extra sockets to checking out faults and fixing them or upgrading existing lighting with energy efficient LED systems.”


ndeed Wheeler Electrical offers a “total electrical solution” – general maintenance and repair for existing homes, working with clients and builders on new builds and renovations – both domestic and commercial – all carried out by the boss who takes pride in every job no matter its size. It's working directly with his clients that Simon enjoys. So if you are looking for an electrician who will turn up on time, give you sound advice and do the job quickly and efficiently then Wheeler Electrical can give you that undertaking. A born and bred Cantabrian, Simon plans on making his contribution to the city for many years to come ensuring his reputation by happily guaranteeing his workmanship and only installing the highest quality materials and fixtures. You can contact Simon of Wheeler Electrical on 021 278 2213 for a no obligation quote. The website is

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“I had been trying for months, without success, to find an electrician who would be willing to come along and complete a list of small electrical repair jobs when by chance I noticed Simon's advertisement in a recent edition of Metropol. I quickly sent off an email enquiring if he was potentially interested in the work and much to my surprise Simon almost instantaneously replied even though it was a public holiday weekend. And almost as quickly it seemed the work was efficiently completed. Thanks Simon. Job well done and an excellent speedy service to boot.” - Richard

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By Cheryl Colley

JOINERY: FOR FORM & FUNCTION Whether you are replacing existing windows, upgrading your doors or selecting joinery for a new home, it is critical to choose the right joinery. That's joinery that not only looks great, but which is also made to cope with New Zealand's demanding climate.


aiapoi Aluminium supplies high quality aluminium products to homeowners and builders. With more than 30 years' experience in aluminium joinery solutions the knowledgeable staff are dedicated to offering customers friendly advice and service. Kaiapoi Aluminium offers a complete range of aluminium windows, ranging from contemporary modern designs to traditional profiles that will help customers to create their own style to enhance their home. There are awning windows, casement windows, bifold windows and both vertical and horizontal sliding windows and of course you can have windows custom-designed. The selection of doors is equally varied – from sleek linear tongue and groove styles to solid panelled doors, from French doors


to bifold doors and sliding doors. Kaiapoi Aluminium are also very proud of their Architectural Series of joinery – high performance windows and doors in contemporary styles especially for the impressive openings and oversized

windows usually found in architecturallydesigned houses and apartments. Contact Kaiapoi Aluminium to explore all the options – 1261 Old Main North Rd, Belfast. Phone (03) 323 7808 or visit

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If you're ready to take a walk on the wild side at home this winter you'll need a few essentials – skin floor rugs, strapped leather trunk, wall hangings, bamboo inspired lamp shades, tropical plants and perhaps some smoke and mirrors. Complete the look with these inspiring accessories, all from Republic Home. For more information go to





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This just-completed property on Clifton Hill has everything you could want in a contemporary home, and is everything customers have come to appreciate about DJ Hewitt Builders Ltd. As bespoke builders specialising in hill locations and other complex sites, Daryl and his team are professional perfectionists, consistently creating distinctive high end homes of exceptional quality.



he two-storey design maximises uninterrupted hill and ocean views from the expansive deck and upper level. Built as an investment property to be sold on completion, owner Alec Thomson says, “It's a fantastic house and everything in it is faultless. You won't find a better builder than DJ Hewitt and it was a pleasure to see the pride they take in their work.” Comprising three double bedrooms, beautifully appointed bathroom, double garage and laundry on the lower level, stairs lead up to the light bright living areas above. There is effortless flow between the open plan kitchen, dining and living spaces, which lead directly to a superb glass-panelled deck for entertaining or a private terrace with a pergola and spa pool. The sleek white kitchen adjoins

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generous dining space and incorporates up-to-the minute appliances, ample storage and acres of breakfast bar and bench. High-tech systems control temperature, lighting and under floor heating, while a gas log fire ensures plenty of warmth and ambience in winter. The spacious lounge is the ultimate “room with a view” enjoying an ever changing panorama framed in every window. Also on the upper level is the main bedroom with its exquisite tiled ensuite and walk-in wardrobe facilities. Outside, the terrace is landscaped with lush plantings around the spa that are magically lit at night. With top quality fittings, neutral décor and a meticulous finish throughout, pristine perfection can be yours when this sparkling new DJ Hewitt home is auctioned on 4 June 2015.

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ADNZ STIRS THE IMAGINATION Internationally acclaimed architectural duo Debbie Ryan and Robert McBride from Melbourne architectural studio McBride Charles Ryan, have been touring New Zealand as part of the ADNZ International Speaker Series 'Stirring the Imagination' visiting Christchurch on May 1.

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When presented with the opportunity to rebuild the home of an elderly woman after it was destroyed in the Canterbury earthquakes, ADNZ member Peter Wynyard took a unique approach to design an inspiring and contemporary home…


eter Wynyard is the founding director of Christchurch architectural design practice Archimetrix. He has a wealth of design experience, having worked on a variety of commercial and residential projects in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Since the destructive Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, Peter has

seen a change in his client base, with the Archimetrix team being increasingly engaged by insurance companies, and their project managers, to redesign and work on plans for homes that were destroyed by the quakes. One of these post-quake projects involved the design of a house for a woman in her eighties whose home in the Christchurch hillside suburb of Mount

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Pleasant was left in need of a rebuild. While her friends had tried to talk her out of rebuilding in the area, she was firm in her desire to stay. The original brick and tile bungalow had been her home for many years, and although she was upset following its collapse, Peter worked closely with her to design the plans for an updated home suited to her lifestyle and modern building trends. Peter says he first looked at ways the original home could be improved. The three bedroom uninsulated house was cold, dark and gloomy, with small wooden windows set high on the walls, providing limited sunlight and warmth. It had dated features, and a basement laundry that only had external access. "The challenge for us was to devise an alternative design solution that would cost no more than replicating the original home. We analysed the way the original house was built, and looked at how we could assign and transfer savings to gain improved design features including extra

The art is to use space better. windows to capture the sun and views," says Peter. The new home is slightly smaller than the original, with the utility space on the lower level removed to make way for an improved single level design. The interior now features an open-plan living area with a raked ceiling and lower windows allowing for better views of the estuary, while also creating a feeling of space and openness. "The art is to use space better. Combining the kitchen, dining and living spaces has actually resulted in a smaller area overall, but the sense of space is much greater," says Peter. As well as updating the home's interior, Peter also made changes to the exterior.

Instead of using brick like the original dwelling, the new house is clad with Palliside and Colorsteel which complement each other in a collaboration of design style. The final design is a great example of a rebuild success story in post-quake Christchurch. Peter and the Archimetrix team have designed a home that meets the client's needs and allows her to remain in the spot she has called home for so long.

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he “small car platform” and its sheer production flexibility is defined by the various models based on it, which have included the Lotus Elise, Exige, Europa, 2-Eleven, 340R and racing variants. Lotus continues to refine and develop its own lightweight structure currently weighing just 68 kg.

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LANDMARK Since the unveiling of the first Elise in 1995, Lotus has reached another production landmark. No less than 40,000 examples have been produced of its “small car platform”, epitomised by the legendary Lotus Elise.

“The small car platform was a landmark development in 1995 and developed at the right time in the company’s history. It remains a benchmark in light weight and efficiency and is as advanced and market-leading today as it was 20 years ago,” says Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales. The small car platform underpins the current Elise and Exige models, with the same aluminium extruded and bonded technology used in the new Lotus Evora 400. Gales also says this platform will also serve as a base for a special edition Elise to be launched this year. “We are especially delighted that the 40,000th version of our small car platform will underpin, appropriately, an Elise 20th Anniversary model, the latest Elise model that celebrates our landmark achievements.”

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Your local Ford dealership Avon City Ford is the place to go for new Ford models in 2015.


s of this month the yard boasts the Falcon FG X, a face-lifted Territory, refreshed Kuga models and the ďŹ rst of the new Mondeo and


Focus models, all with updated technology and safety features to ensure competitive specs in the current market. It is the following vehicles that Avon City Ford is most excited about seeing on site however, as they have been celebrated overseas for their excellent new features. A facelift of NZ's number one Ute, the Ranger, will be sure to capture attention with its updated exterior design, revised power trains and selection of driver assist technologies. Stepping into the SUV segment is the Everest, a rugged, versatile vehicle with safety and

technology features to make it stand out from the crowd. The most anticipated arrival this year will be the all-new Mustang, being sold in NZ dealerships for the ďŹ rst time and already in high demand across the country. The Mustang and Everest are both expected in the dealership towards the end of the year. If you would like to register your interest in one of these models visit Avon City Ford at the Sockburn roundabout, phone 0800 655 551 or visit

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Idris Elba, star of Luther and The Wire, piloted a Bentley to break the historic ‘Flying Mile’ UK land speed record set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927.

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he award-winning actor hit a top speed of 180.361 mph (290 kph) at the wheel of a new Continental GT Speed on Pendine Sands, Wales. This broke the existing record of 174.8 mph (281 kph) set by Sir Malcolm nearly 90 years ago in his legendary Napier-Campbell Blue Bird. The record was independently verified by the UK Timing Association. Elba, who famously played Nelson Mandela in the multi-award winning Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, said: “I'm absolutely elated to have broken the 'Flying Mile' at Pendine Sands. It’s an honour to have taken on the challenge, and to successfully follow in the footsteps of the illustrious Sir Malcolm Campbell.” Despite some challenging tidal conditions on the beach in south Wales, the record was broken in the Crewe-built

Continental during filming for an upcoming four-part Discovery Channel series, Idris Elba: No Limits. Coupled with a new ZF eight-speed close-ratio automatic transmission and Bentley’s iconic 6-litre twin-turbo W12 engine, the GT Speed despatches the zero-to-sixty sprint in 4.0 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2s), on its way to a top speed of 206 mph (331 kph).

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ON EMPTY… A 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S PEUGEOT 208 has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record, under the supervision of the UTAC. An impressive 2,152 kilometres were covered on 43 litres of diesel, with an average fuel consumption of an amazing 2.0 L/100km.


his performance was achieved at the end of April on the Peugeot test circuit at Belchamp in France, supervised by the French Type Approval Authority, UTAC (Union Technique de l’Automobile, du motocycle et du Cycle). A strictly standard production Peugeot 208, with the 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S engine and 5-speed manual gearbox, ran for 38 hours and covered 2,152 kilometres while consuming little more than 40 litres of fuel! In doing so, the new Peugeot 208 set an absolute long distance fuel

consumption record for a standard production vehicle. Several drivers were used to arrive at this result, each taking a turn of three to four hours at the wheel during the scrutinised test. The Peugeot 208 tested was a ‘Very Low Fuel Consumption’ version. With an official Combined Drive Cycle fuel consumption figure of 3.0 l/100km and low CO2 emissions of 79g/km, it takes its place as the world benchmark for a standard production model powered by an internal combustion engine.

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