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14 Artist and photographer Henry Hargreaves brings new meaning to the term Last Supper 66 Indoor living: Top winter interior décor and accessory trends


22 Takin’ it to the streets 25 Mid-winter footwear &

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29 Sheer allure 32 Latest eye technology

‘SNOWVERLOAD’ RECREATION FOR 37 100 years in the bike CANTERBURY business FIELDS 38 A slice of country quiet

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40 The perfect match,

pinot & duck 41 NZ’s first truffle festival 42 The ‘modern’ roast 46 Dining guide 50

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From bare to beautiful FAQs for a new build Revitalise or reinvent Top winter interior trends The art of good design

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Think about it… “Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.” - Jean Cocteau

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he other day I received a letter in the post. A letter written in beautiful calligraphy, on quality paper, delivered by a real person. It wasn’t a text, an email, a tweet, snapchat, imessage or pxt. It felt good holding it, and reading it, and enjoying learning something about the author from his handwriting. The letter made its way around the office with everyone commenting on this rare and endangered art form. Curiously about the same time an email popped, unceremoniously, into my inbox along with an avalanche of others, this one announcing the very first ‘Get NZ Writing’ initiative. Warehouse Stationery are sending free handwriting kits to every primary school in the country to encourage pupils to practice their handwriting (page 12). The ‘beautiful handwriting’ era skipped me by, but let’s hope a new generation can revive this creative skill. The letter I received, from Dennis in Rangiora, was commenting on my mention of Flash Fiction last issue. I wrote that the shortest short-story in the world was attributed to Ernest Hemingway and just six words long: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” However Dennis surprised me with his account of a much shorter short-story. It was created when he was at school in 1948 and asked to write about a sporting event. He decided to write about cricket and with just three words, I think you’ll agree his story should take the record: “Rain stopped play.” But, far from being applauded for his magnificent flash fiction, Dennis says the reward for his creativity was “six of the best for being too smart!” Still on the Flash Fiction theme, one of our wonderful Metropol writers, Rachel Smith, came second in the 100 word South Island Writers’ Association Flash Fiction Day competition this year. It’s wonderful to celebrate these talented wordsmiths! In this issue of Metropol you’ll find further thought provoking art with the description of Henry Hargreaves’ No Seconds exhibition (page 14); and a way to boost your own creativity on page 12. Food is also a focus this issue with news of the Cuisine Restaurant of the Year award, as well as mid-winter feasts and a recipe that will warm and satisfy your comfort cravings.

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mmerse yourself in New Zealand fashion at the ultimate girls' weekend out. Tickets to New Zealand Fashion Weekend are now available for avid fashion followers to secure a spot at some of the industry's hottest shows, and experience the very best of New Zealand fashion and beauty. Held at the ANZ Viaduct Centre on Friday 28, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August, NZ Fashion Weekend is the public's chance to immerse themselves in the energy and glamour that surrounds the biggest week on the fashion calendar. Go to to get your tickets.

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Q & A R

oots Restaurant in Lyttelton has won Cuisine’s Restaurant of the Year in the Cuisine NZ Good Food Awards. New Zealand’s finest restaurants competed for the award and Chef Giulio Sturla and partner and co-owner Christy Martin, are delighted that their small restaurant has been awarded this prestigious honour. Giulio was born in Chile and raised in Ecuador; he arrived in New Zealand around 2010 after graduating from cooking classes and working in major restaurants in Spain including one of the world’s best, the Mugaritz which has been ranked fourth among the world’s 50 top restaurants by London’s Restaurant Magazine. I caught up with Giulio to find out more about this amazing restaurant and his food philosophy…

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Sturla What was your reaction when you won Cuisine’s 2015 NZ Restaurant of the Year? Happiness! Being proud of the team and every single soul that has been part of this project... this is not my win, this is recognition of all the people behind us. It made me very happy. Roots offers a ‘Trust the Chef’ style menu; what options do you offer diners before they enjoy this invigorating experience? We offer three degustation menus, 5 courses ($90), 8 courses ($125) and 12 ($175) courses. The menus can be paired with wines or guests can choose the beverages as they go.

What is the food philosophy behind Roots? As the seasons come and go our dishes change with the flavours and colours of our environment. Ever changing, ever growing our plates mimic the cycles of our mother nature. Everything is made from scratch and sourced as local as possible, our products are from organic suppliers, small producers, biodynamic farms and our own garden. We showcase the incredible commitment of the farmers and growers, also forage ingredients of extraordinarily high quality ourselves.


Ideas, feelings, flavours, textures, seasons, experiences even dreams can become a dish at Roots.

What type of things are on the menu at present? Every day can be different. Some examples from winter produce are: Jerusalem artichoke, carrot, radish, turnip, daikon, rabbit, leeks, mushrooms, kumara, cauliflower, barley, hazelnuts, walnuts, Wagyu, black foot paua, scampi, fennel, guinea fowl, parsnip, yogurt, pancetta, beetroot, black garlic, Muscovy duck, apple, cabbage, celeriac, long-line caught fish, all our garden and preserve cellar, plus foraged nature! How would you describe your cuisine style? Our kitchen is based on nature’s offering, our lifestyle and our feelings that connect to the produce we are using. We use different techniques from traditional to modern to showcase best the flavour of the ingredient on the plate. What are your favourite flavour combinations? I do not have favourite combinations, I am in search of good flavour. The best flavour can be also expressed by a single carrot picked from the garden at its peak and just eaten then and there. Your dishes are often surprising and impressively original; how do you come up with such appealing and

On a more personal note, what is your proudest achievement? I am proud to be alive. That’s an opportunity for me to do the right thing every day. If you could go back and tell your teenage self something what would it be? Life is to enjoy, not to worry about; never fear anything. adventurous tastes? Our inspiration comes from our life experiences and they are not only my dishes. Everyone is involved in the creation of our menu. Ideas, feelings, flavours, textures, seasons, experiences even dreams can become a dish at Roots. How important is wine matching for you and how to you select your wine list? We love wine, that’s why we serve wine. We only serve wines that have a connection with us, like from small wine producers, wineries that represent our philosophy, and the most important thing for us is that they taste great with the food we serve. The wine list is constantly changing. What do you love most about being a chef? That I can make happy people with what I cook.

What is your favourite drink? Pure water. What were you doing the last time the thought went through your mind, “I shouldn’t be doing this”? I think I told that to myself a long time ago and not anymore, if I have a doubt, I just stop and rethink. I learned that through experience and that is the best way to understand the good or the bad. What is one thing Metropol readers would be surprised to know about you? That I came to New Zealand with 300 euros in my pocket. What do you love to do on a Sunday afternoon? Enjoy my family. What is next on your wish list? A boat.


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Madama Butterfly


ew Zealand Opera celebrates its Christchurch connection next month with a return to the Isaac Theatre Royal for its own acclaimed, emotionally charged production of Madama Butterfly. This elegant staging of the Puccini opera was a sell-out when it debuted in Auckland and Wellington in 2013, and now Christchurch again has a venue well suited to the beauty of Butterfly. “We've come home” is how NZ Opera general director Stuart Maunder admits to feeling about the five-night season beginning on 23 July. “This truly is one of the most beautiful productions ever presented by this company and we are privileged to have a star of the world stage, Anne Sophie Duprels, leading a rich cast of returning New Zealanders in this exquisite Kate Cherry production.”

GIVEAWAY Metropol in association with NZ Opera has a double pass to give away to Madama Butterfly. To enter the draw to win simply head to (or scan our QR code with your smart phone), put in your details and tick the Madama Butterfly box. Entries close on 13 July and the winner will be notified on 14 July.

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eritage Christchurch is offering the perfect overnight package for Cantabrians and visitors to enjoy the exciting shows and performances on in Christchurch this winter. The 'Show Must Go On' package includes a night for two in a one bedroom suite, a bottle of wine, breakfast in Maddisons restaurant, a valet car park and complimentary 500 Mb of WiFi for just $270 GST inclusive per night. All Heritage Christchurch suites have the convenience of a separate bedroom from living room, plus, kitchen and laundry facilities. Also included is free use of the hotel's heated lap pool, sauna and jacuzzi. The special is available until 31 October and is subject to availability. (Show tickets not included). For bookings visit or call 0800 36 88 88. Set in the 102-year-old Old Government Building (OGB) on Cathedral Square, Heritage Christchurch has been in hot demand for leisure guests and business travellers since its 2013 re-opening. The Old Government Building was designed by renowned architect Joseph Clarkson Maddison in a grandiose Italian Renaissance Palazzo style and is recognised as of 'monumental' importance to the city.

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Pen power


o matter how many technological advances we make in the world, few things are more exciting, touching, and thoughtful than receiving a handwritten letter. To celebrate the continuing importance of the handwritten word, and to encourage Kiwi children to practice the essential literacy skills that come with writing, the very first 'Get NZ Writing' initiative is being held this year. Created by Warehouse Stationery, the initiative will see free handwriting kits sent to every primary school in the country to encourage pupils to practice their writing skills and take part in a competition to find New Zealand's best three handwriters. The three winners will be announced in August, each will win a $500 Warehouse Stationery voucher for themselves and a $1000 voucher for their school. For more information, see

Rugby/Foodie Showdown!


viva (formerly Christchurch Women's Refuge) are warming up winter with Simply Scrummy, a fun fundraiser on 9 July that combines entertainment, the chance to bid on some seriously cool auction items and an opportunity to just have a fun evening! The entertainment will include two teams, one led by Celebrity chef and Aviva ambassador Jax Hamilton and another led by new Crusader Billy Guyton, pitting their cooking wits against each other in a fun face-off, so this event is definitely one for the guys and gals. Six lucky members of the audience get to be the judges, plus you'll get the chance to ask Jax and Billy, and his Simply Scrummy rugby team mates, any burning question that you have – serious or otherwise - in a casual panel chat show segment. Tickets are $45 and include a goodie bag, complimentary drink on arrival and canapés. Find out more at INSPIRING


St Margaret’s College helps Nepal


hristchurch schoolgirls who were in Nepal during the devastating April earthquakes have helped raise more than $20,000 for the Nepali recovery effort. Twenty six students and four teachers from St Margaret's College were in Nepal when the 7.8 earthquake hit on April 25. Nearly two months on, the small Himalayan country is counting the losses from its worst natural disaster in recent history. Hundreds of people have attended the St Margaret's fair which raised funds and collected 120 tarpaulins to be shipped off before the monsoon season arrives. St Margaret's College, in conjunction with the Farmy Army, were supported by Mitre 10 stores, the Nepal Friendship Society, Crimewatch and the Himalayan Trust.

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Walking improves creativity


tanford researchers have found that walking boosts creative inspiration. They examined creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person's creative output increased by an average of 60 percent when walking. The study found that walking indoors or outdoors similarly boosted creative inspiration. The act of walking itself, and not the environment, was the main factor.

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HENRY HARGREAVES’ thought-provoking exhibition

With a series of photos of food on plates, photographer Henry Hargreaves has given a new meaning to the term, Last Supper.


n fact, they are photographs, re-created by Henry, of the last meals eaten by 12 condemned prisoners who were executed in the United States. The photos make up his No Seconds exhibition, which can be seen at the Qb Studios, 18 Bernard Street, Addington, until Saturday, July 25. Other work by Henry on display is a series of photos of maps made up of food from the countries depicted. Raised in Christchurch, with a degree in American studies and film studies from the University of Canterbury, Henry now lives in Brooklyn. Using food as a visual medium to which people can relate, his photography attains artistic levels for which he has won many awards. American prisons have a tradition of serving condemned

men a final meal, served on the day of their execution, which they have requested for themselves, and No Seconds uses this bizarre custom as a window for a societal examination. The results are strangely affecting, often curious and provocative pictures that provide an insight into the humanity and personalities involved in this intrinsically inhumane process. “In my photography, I have always been fascinated by the mix of the mundane and the extraordinary. So while I was reading about efforts to stop the Last Meal tradition in Texas, it sparked my interest,” says Henry. “In New Zealand and, in fact, nearly everywhere else in the developed world, the death penalty is a remnant of an earlier era, So, this little bit of civility – ‘Hey, we are going to kill you but what would you like to eat?’ – jumped off the page I was reading.

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“In this most unnatural moment of state-sponsored death, what kind of requests for food had been made?” (Texas officials stopped the practice last year after murderer Lawrence Russell Brewer ordered an elaborate last meal of barbecued chicken, fried steak, fried okra, three fajitas, a bacon cheeseburger and a pizza, followed by ice-cream and peanut-butter fudge. Brewer, however lost his appetite before his lethal injection.) “I felt it could be a really interesting idea to try to represent visually. Researching this topic strangely personalised these people for me and, for a moment, I was able to identify with them through the common denominator of food.”

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Created by Henry and Caitlin Levin, the food maps on display were originally inspired by a passion for travel. “Exploring new places through the food you eat is often a portal to the cultural complexities of that place. In this series, we have taken the many iconic foods of countries and continents and turned them into physical maps,” says Henry. “While we know that tomatoes originally came from the Andes in South America, Italy has become the tomato king. These maps show how food has travelled the globe – transforming and becoming a part of the cultural identity of the place. “This project speaks to the universality of how food unites people, brings us together and starts conversation – just as we hope these beautiful maps will do too.” Although photography had always been a hobby, Henry never studied it. It was while working for four years as a highfashion model for designers like Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermes, Lacoste and Jil Sander, that he decided he wanted to be the guy calling the shots behind the camera. “So I went out and bought a camera and began to play and see if I could get this thing to take nice pictures,” he says.

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NEW SHOWROOM FOCUSES ON TILING TRENDS Exquisite Tiles recently celebrated the opening of a bright new showroom offering an even wider range of the latest in tiling trends. But they haven’t gone far. The stunning new showroom is in behind their previous store at 295 Blenheim Road, on the left between Wharenui and Middleton Roads when you’re heading south.

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TRAVELLERS DITCH TRADITIONAL TOURISM Increasing numbers of Christchurch residents are opting to bypass the usual tourist must-sees of Paris and Rome to experience the rural charms of destinations such as France and Italy, according to local travel expert, House of Travel Ferrymead Owner Operator, Christine Hopkins.


p to 70 per cent of House of Travel Ferrymead s customers are opting for European trips that include experiences such as canal boating tours on rural French rivers, cooking classes in small northern Italian villages, or Michelin-star eateries in regional France, says Christine. More and more people want to have di erent and unique experiences, see things that may not be marked on the map, and try living like locals do, so they are skipping the Ei el Tower or the Colosseum. Instead they are heading to small villages in France where they can visit a local market every day for a week, or take cooking classes while staying at a villa in Tuscany. Walking holidays, cycle tours, and canal boat tours are all getting more popular with a broad range of Christchurch travellers who are opting to explore regional areas of Europe, instead of the traditional coach tours, she adds. Hopkins says while these Canal journeys are not always the quickest way to see the country - one French canal boat tour takes nearly a week to travel up a section of river you could drive in 90 minutes - they o er intrepid Kiwis a glimpse into life o the beaten track. The passionate travel agent, who has operated the Ferrymead store for 10 years, has even planned a two-month holiday that will incorporate some of the most popular activities she has been booking clients on over the years. Over a period of nine weeks she will visit the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Provence, go on a canal boat tour in Burgundy, and taste the gastronomic delights of the

“It’s not about seeing every single country in Europe anymore, it’s about the experiences you have while you’re there.

region of Lyon before heading to the Italian lakes, Tuscany for cooking schools and wine tasting, an inn-to-inn cycle tour in Umbria, and walk high above the Amal Coast. It s not about seeing every single country in Europe anymore, or just hitting the major spots and then leaving. Now it s about the experiences you have while you re there, the food and wine, the olive oil tasting, or dinner at the three-Michelinstar restaurant far from the lights of Paris, Hopkins says. Follow Chris s journey here or for updates on the House of Travel Ferrymead's Facebook page.



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NEW LIFE CELEBRATED IN HISTORIC STORE It was a very unique celebration at Off the Track’s Westminster Street store. The beautiful 100 year old bungalow set the scene for a baby shower for manager Kate Blair with colleagues and clients before she headed off on maternity leave.

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Takin’ it to the streets

Street style’s all about striking the balance between elegance and attitude...

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Mid-winter footwear & accessories A warm pair of boots and a scarf with a splash of colour – it is the little things that bring a touch of brightness to a winter's day.

Ankle boots are hot this season.


treet Legal has a huge selection of winter footwear for men and women, all designed to keep your toes warm over winter. Ankle boots are proving to be very popular this season, whether flats for a casual look, or heels with a touch of style. Amongst the black

and neutral shades, there are the colours of red and teal, the lace look in Street Legal's own label Valdo, and the bright floral of Dr Martens. For men there is much to choose from Love good teas? in footwear for both in and out of the You are in good hands. office, with brands such as Skechers, We’re all about teas! Vans and Converse, or CAT with their casual smart wear as well as industrial look.

LIGHTHOUSE Olive Leaf Plus is a powerful antioxidant with added known immunity cofactors which support strong immunity during winter. Also contains echinacea, garlic, vitamin C and zinc.

New winter accessories can be the perfect way to update classic pieces. In the middle of the mall Splendido offers just this with handbags in all sizes, styles and colours. They also have a range of more functional bags, with their canvas satchels, backpacks and travel bags. Splendido also stock sunglasses, purses, wallets and jewellery, as well as scarves for winter warmth or a light touch of colour and pattern. Visit South City Shopping Centre at 555 Colombo Street, open daily.

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By Rachel Smith

Garments that Chree Didham enjoys every day at work. For a woman with a love of fashion there is nothing better than seeing her customers leave with smiles on their faces.



t Dressed Up by Chree in Bishopdale, Chree does just this, finding that final piece to complete an outfit from shoes, to accessories and hats, or putting together a complete look for a special occasion. “Quality is what I always look for – pieces with a bit of zing,” says Chree. “Those pieces that make people say, wow - where did you get that from?” Selling fashion on behalf of clients, the store only stocks pieces which have a great cut and fit, and are made from quality fabrics. This means only genuine leather is included in their extensive range of footwear and fashion, including warm winter coats and boots and handbags, and on the racks high fashion brands such as Trelise Cooper and Annah Stretton mix with silk dresses and beaded tops, in sizes from 8 to 26. Chree has always had her own sense of style, with the highlight of her work helping other women to find their own look. “I enjoy helping women to be who

Have the smile you’ve always wanted.


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they are,” says Chree. The loyal customers who have sought out her store return time and time again, often popping in to show Chree their completed outfit for her final approval, sending her a photo of themselves at their special event, or making a visit to the store a weekly outing. For very special occasions such as balls and weddings, Dressed Up by Chree has a great selection of dresses, tops and skirts

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and finishing touches including jewellery, clutches, hats and fascinators. “I can't give you a coat hanger that doesn't have zing on it,” says Chree with a grin. Visit Dressed Up by Chree, in Parkside Plaza opposite the Harewood Tavern at 333 Harewood Road, at on Facebook, or give Chree a call on (03) 359 2070.

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By Rachel Smith

Creating glamour girls With winter comes the arrival of the school formal season and the opportunity to create a look that is something special.


t Karamella Hairdressing in St Albans it is one of their favourite times of the year, with the salon offering a Formal Special of $120 for makeup and hair, for school formals and semi-formals.

Amber, Nickki, Beren Nickki says that key to achieving the look you want for the night is their free consultation, which enables them to discuss the hair and makeup style each client has in mind, and how this will work with their dress. “Bringing pictures of the look you are after is definitely helpful,” says Nickki, with styles very individual from glamour up-do's and striking makeup, to soft beachy curls with a more natural feel. A qualified makeup artist, Amber is currently completing her second year hairdressing apprenticeship at Karamella, and brings her love of

“Bringing pictures of the look you are after is definitely helpful.” makeup to the salon. She says it is very important to think about how your makeup will look not only on the skin but also when photographed, and has an excellent range of products to choose from including those specifically designed for clients with sensitive skin or allergies. Nickki is excited to announce that their


master stylist Beren will now be available for extended hours at the salon. With over 20 years in the industry, her expertise in cutting, particularly for curly hair, has quickly made her popular with Karamella's clients. “She has fantastic ideas for those wanting to create something new, whether it is a small or dramatic change they are after,” says Nickki. Early bookings are advised for Formal Special appointments, especially for group bookings. Call Karamella on (03) 355 2125 or visit them on Facebook for more information.

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It may be winter but don't be afraid to show a hint of skin. Sheers have been around for a few seasons now and translucent fabrics, peekaboo panels and lightweight flowing fabrics appear to be here to stay for some time yet…



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heers and lightweight fabrics are worn, in winter, with heavier weight fabrics for warmth. Mix a lightweight top with a boxy leather jacket or a sheer blouse with a leather skirt. Sheers also look good teamed with faux fur, rabbit fur or wool and woollen fabrics, so be playful with textures and weights and enjoy some creative winter style…





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Our quality services are offered at a competitive price. We are qualified clinical Dental technicians and have a professional fully serviced laboratory. We offer WINZ quotes and accept insurance. Book in for your FREE initial consultation today and let the team at Me2 Denture Studio create the perfect solution for you.

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Teens R AC E


new braces By Cheryl Colley

Are your child’s teeth so crowded that they can’t brush them properly and they end up dealing with cavity after cavity?

orthodontist, but metal and ceramic braces are the most commonly used and involve brackets that are glued to each tooth. “Quite often, people ask us how we "tighten" the braces, says Ronald Sluiter of OrthodontiX. “The thermally activated wires we have at our disposal now do most of the tightening by themselves.


id their teeth erupt in such a way that they’re causing a speech impediment? Perhaps they’re self-conscious about that 'fang' that sticks out or perhaps it just bugs them how those two front teeth cross over slightly. That’s when it’s time to step in with braces. Getting braces is no longer a stage that is feared by teens everywhere. Many teens almost look forward to getting braces because it signifies a right-of-passage and shows that they’re not a kid anymore. There are many different types of braces that can be placed on teeth by an


The heat activated arch wire is a technology developed by NASA that uses the heat in the mouth to exert gentle and constant force against the braces. At room temperature, the soft, pliable wire is placed along the misaligned teeth. Once warmed by body temperature, the arch wire slowly springs back to its original form, gently straightening the teeth with the benefit of an increased level of comfort for the patient.” OrthodontiX is a quality oriented orthodontic care provider with three locations in Canterbury. Call 0800 678 463 for a no charge first consultation.

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Enhanced fertility services Fertility Associates is proud to announce that it now provides both public and private funded fertility treatment across the South Island.


if they do not have a baby within the three cycles of e have been practicing in Christchurch for treatment,” says Dr Wakeman. the last 20 years and have assisted thousands of women to achieve their Fertility Associates is the only clinic within the South dream of having a family. I am very pleased to announce Island with specialists who are CREI qualified. that now we can offer our internationally accredited services to women living in Otago and Southland Fertility Associates Christchurch is holding a Fertility Dr Sarah Wakeman, through our clinic in Dunedin, due to commence in Information Session on Saturday 25 July 1pm-3pm. The September this year,” says Dr Sarah Wakeman, Fertility programme will cover common fertility issues and lifestyle Associates’ Medical Director in Christchurch. factors - what you can do to help, what to expect - also Fertility Associates is the only clinic within the South tests, treatment options and funding, with some time for Island with specialists who are CREI qualified. Their 'one on one' questions with a doctor or nurse. Christchurch clinic has two fully qualified CREI fertility These events are very popular so register today at sub-specialists - Dr Sarah Wakeman and Dr Michelle Bailey - who have specifically trained in reproductive Dr Michelle Bailey medicine. Also at the clinic is Dr Catherine Conway, who provides specialist endocrinology care, which is the management of medical conditions where hormones are affecting a woman’s ability to conceive. Fertility Associates’ scientific team offers the latest reproductive technology and delivers outstanding pregnancy rates. “We are so confident that we offer New Zealand’s only ‘Fertility Cover’ programme in which Dr Catherine Conway people receive a refund of 70% of the cost of treatment

FREE fertility information session Come along and listen to a Fer lity Associates doctor and our team. They’ll cover fer lity issues, lifestyle factors, basic tests, treatments op ons, support and funding. You will have an opportunity to ask ques ons too. We’ll provide a warm welcome and light refreshments. Saturday 25th July 1pm-3pm at Fer lity Associates, St. Georges Hospital Complex, Level 1 Hia Chambers, 249 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch To register, email fac@fer or call 0800 10 28 28

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eye technology


Optometrist Leesa Stuart of Lincoln and Rolleston Eye uses the very latest technologies available in working with her clients. She thought the following snippets would be of interest to Metropol readers…

comfort and ease of having your eye pressure tested. This is a mobile device (no chinrest required) and is quick and easy, without the anxiety common in earlier manual techniques. Digital Retinal Photography provides instant images for better eye health care. Over time, this helps optometrists to build a profile of your eye health so that we can act early if there are any subtle changes in appearance. UV and sun protection from Bolle and Adidas Sunglasses now provide for prescription sight in distance or multifocal lenses.

New for contact lens wearers Lincoln and Rolleston Eye are pleased to announce that Alcon has finally released a range of tinted contact lenses. Colours include pure hazel, sterling silver and brilliant blue. The lenses are part of the high oxygen flow “Airoptic” range and are a comfortable healthy choice for people wanting to enhance their eye colour. Improved comfort “Miru Daily” is a flat pack daily contact lens perfect for travelling. It was specifically developed to reduce the chance of lens inner surface contamination. The new “Total 1” daily lenses are the world's first and only water gradient contact lenses. They use a high oxygen flow centre and a highly wetable outer zone. Both Miru and Total 1 are well tolerated by people who have had comfort difficulties with other daily lenses.

New from tech talk Screen font should be large and the brightness reduction considered when using mobile phones for txt and email to reduce visual fatigue. Viewing attachments and streaming video should be sent to a large screen device to keep binocular coordination of the eyes within normal performance.

New in eye health care The “Icare Tonometer” is improving the

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New treatments for younger looking skin


he Liposculpture and Cosmetic Clinic are pleased to announce the arrival of new lasers to the clinic. These state of the art lasers include the Forever Young BBL™, an innovative form of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) that uniquely delivers light therapy targeting the signs of ageing and sun damage. Their new Sciton BBL™ is a medical grade machine and is the only BBL available in Christchurch, and it is only available through medical clinics. It is described as the “Rolls Royce” of IPL devices. “Patients' skin treated with this regime appears to show little or no signs of ageing over an 8 – 10 year treatment period with Forever Young BBL™,” says Dr Grant Bellaney, of the exciting results he expects to achieve. “It is truly amazing.” Results from the treatment include: Ÿ An increase in elasticity of the skin

Ÿ More ordered and uniform collagen deposits Ÿ Improvements in fine wrinkles, pigmentation and vascular lesions Ÿ Reduction in facial redness and brown spots The treatment has been scientifically proven to truly change the structure of the skin, with a Stanford University study showing that older skin treated with Forever Young BBL™ more closely resembled the gene expression profile of younger untreated skin. Once initial improvement is achieved, only 1 to 2 treatments per year are required. This regime can then maintain your skin in its current state for many years as shown by the images below. For more information on this and our other services call the clinic on 0800-LIPOSUCTION or (03) 3560214.

Dr Grant Bellaney

What if there was a treatment that could slow the ageing process and keep you looking forever young?

Age 43 Pre - Forever Young BBL

Age 55 Post - Forever Young BBL

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Forever Young BBL



What if a treatment could slow down the ageing clock and keep you looking forever young?

Available for the first time in Christchurch! There is IPL and now there is BBL... the “Rolls Royce” of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) machines has arrived



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Health facility transcends boundaries Longhurst Health rises majestically from its spot on Halswell's Caulfield Avenue; its crisp white tilt panel walls contrasting beautifully against the striking cedar features. A 2,000 square metre complex spread across two levels, Longhurst Health is the local interpretation of the integrated healthcare model – care that transcends the boundaries between primary, community, hospital and social care – a goal of health systems worldwide.


amed after the Longhurst subdivision in which the facility is located, Longhurst Health is split into 11 tenancies, all based largely around a medical theme, while the ground-floor café and playground have cemented the facility's role as a popular community hub. The physical response of Halswell Health owners to three-fold growth predictions for the area, planning for the health facility began prior to the Canterbury quakes, with the natural disasters accelerating the need for more primary healthcare services in the area fast-tracking the facility's development. “The facility was designed to sit comfortably within a suburban

environment but also to integrate with other commercial developments proposed nearby,” Christchurch architect David Childs explains. Being a post-quake development, the

building has incorporated the highest structural standards. It sits on a thick shingle raft, has thick concrete floors and walls and plenty of steel. A central lightfilled atrium forms a key architectural feature of the interior, while high-spec double glazing achieves the contemporary preference for fresh, naturally lit spaces. David Childs Ltd Architect has completed a number of local medical centres, including Riccarton Clinic in 2004 and the original After Hours clinic on Bealey Avenue. He also provided fit-out design services for the General Practice and Dental clinics within the Longhurst development, which was delivered in a

Halswellhealth has been providing general practice to the community of Halswell for over 40 years.

We have expanded several times to meet the growing population while offering a personal caring service. We are now open at our second location at the new Longhurst Health. Ground Floor, LonghurstHealth 53 Caulfied Ave, Halswell, Christchurch 8025 03 322 8121

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Longhurst Health is the local incarnation of the integrated healthcare model. staged handover by local construction firm Hanham & Philp Contractors from late 2014 through to early 2015. A recognised expert in commercial construction with experience in a wide range of office, educational, industrial, community and heritage work, Hanham & Philp was brought on board on the basis of an earlier P&G and margin tender process, as a negotiated contract with the client. This collective team approach has been a notable move in the market in more recent years, which involves the builders being brought in at an earlier stage. “This has seen our company involved in many projects at the design stage to assist

with input into the alternative construction techniques available and the related pricing options,” Hanham & Philp codirector John Parish explains. “The sole purpose of this is to ensure a fast track and cost effective build solution for the client.” While the supply chain proved challenging on the Longhurst project, the company worked closely with material and trade service suppliers to ensure their awareness of the project's timeframe and compliance and John says he is extremely pleased with the finished product. “We're very pleased. It was a good design and construction team to be involved with.”

The building has incorporated the highest structural standards


The Longhurst Hand Clinic is excited to announce the opening of our new hand therapy satellite clinic based at the Longhurst Health facility. The clinic is one of our four hand therapy clinics located throughout Christchurch and Kaiapoi specialising in the treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand.

Jeannie Shearer the Registered Hand Therapist who works at the clinic has 28 years experience working in hand therapy and welcomes all patients with ACC and non ACC conditions.

Please visit the website for more information Phone 355 9775


Ground floor Longhurst Health 53 Caulfield Avenue P. 03 322 1622

Pleased to be associated with Longhurst Medical Centre

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By Cheryl Colley

Beautifully warm & sparkling clear

“Come on in. It’s beautifully warm here.” RE WARM;



“OU hat’s the message from the folks IS WARM. THE ATMOSPHERE at Canterbury Swim School just IS GREAT off Buchanans Rd, Yaldhurst to SWIMMING ER people who think that it is just too cold EXERCISE NO MATT to exercise in the winter. “Our pools are WEATHER,” WHAT THE warm; the atmosphere is warm. Swimming is great exercise no matter what the weather,” says director Jennifer Jones. “You don’t have to brave the cold and wet or freezing on a sideline to ensure you and your children get much needed exercise during the colder months.” With July school holidays now upon us the time is perfect for kids to take advantage of this warm fun indoor activity and to increase their swimming skills and fitness. The swim school’s holiday programme begins on 6 July for two weeks with either 4 or 5 days of morning lessons in their pristine

sparkling pools. “There’s nothing else like our filtration system. It’s second to none, making the water a lot clearer and cleaner and reducing irritation to the skin.” The Canterbury Swim School is a private facility, but open to the public as well. It’s credentials are impressive – it’s an affiliated ”Quality Swim School” and was the only South Island finalist in May in the “Swim School of the Year” awards run by the NZ Swim Coaches’ and Teachers’ Association. So clients can definitely be assured of the quality of the swim school’s staff and of its pool environment. Phone (03) 260 2220. Email

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Come out from the cold and into our warm pools where you can swim all year round. Learn to swim and casual swimming available You can find us just off Buchanans Rd, Hornby!

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100 YEARS IN BIKE BUSINESS History is now treasured more than ever in Christchurch and after one hundred years in business, Avanti Plus John Bull Cycles is an institution. While over the decades the address has changed several times, the catchphrase used in the century old advertising is still one hundred percent relevant, "the right place for a right bike for the right price".


ormerly known as The John Bull Cycle Works, this business is one that has always been a leader in all things cycling - be it recreational or competitive, track, road or mountain biking. To celebrate 100 years in business, John Bull is giving away five vouchers for $100 to spend in store. All you need to do to be in the drawer is head into the Riccarton store, make a purchase and tell them you saw this article. Owner Paul Kircher says the new store is a popular destination for every member of the family and has an extensive range of bikes from a child's very first to the highest tech mountain and road racing cycle.

BE IN THE DRAW TO WIN FIVE $100 TO GIVEAWAY (To be spent instore)

"For one hundred years, John Bull Cycles has been the place where bikes have always come first, and today it is truer than ever, however having fun comes a close second. ”The expertise and experience in the store is awesome and we are here to help every man, woman and child get the very best from their bike." The store stocks Scott, Avanti, Malvern Star and Raleigh bikes. Add to this the personalised and computerised fitting service offered in store and you know that any cycle you leave with will be comfortable and optimised to your body shape and size. Fully qualified-store mechanic Neil has over 11 years' experience to repair, tune and offer advice on any cycle issue. Neil is also available to custom make cycles a service sought after by many serious about their wheels. The new Avanti Plus John Bull store is a bit like the tardis - step in and it opens up to more than is expected. The large, bright store is a mecca to cycling, where enthusiasts can purchase parts and accessories, clothing, nutritional items, footwear, catch up on cycling gossip, learn a bit more about the sport and its riders and generally have some fun with like-minded cycle enthusiasts. Check out Avanti Plus John Bull cycles on Facebook and online, or at 7c Mandeville Street (corner of Blenheim road).


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A slice of country quiet Ladies - do you need a weekend away with the girls to recharge, to celebrate a milestone or simply enjoy a blissful, uninterrupted girls' session?


or a slice of country quiet, relaxing surrounds and a touch of luxury, all a stone's throw from Christchurch, you need to check out (or check into) Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay. With two quaint, luxuriously appointed cottages, only 20 minutes from the city, this farmstay offers a whole lot of perfection. While an ideal spot for a girls' weekend, hosts Kit and Sheryl welcome couples and families also. There is, of course, the opportunity to get up close and personal with the friendly alpacas, or you can order a high tea complete with bone china and delectable cakes... or a glass of bubbles. The vineyards are only a short drive away, or your hosts can arrange a massage therapist or nail technician to come to you. There are numerous short

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Relaxing surrounds and a touch of luxury walks to enjoy, a stream at the boundary full of fish (for those choosing to bring the man in their life, grab him a license and send him to catch dinner). An outdoor fire brings another level of romance to your getaway. With Kaiapoi only a few minutes away, you have several great restaurants close by or the in-cottage kitchenette for a relaxing at home dinner. A continental breakfast tray is provided allowing you

to enjoy leisurely breakfasts. Set in stunning gardens, surrounded by farmland - Silverstream is a small slice of heaven. Give them a call to learn more about their winter accommodation specials, phone (03) 327 3020.

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'Snowverload' Broken River Ski Area

for Canterbury fields Winter storms in the latter part of June brought a mighty 120cm of snow to Mt Hutt and 100cm to Porters Ski Area just before Porters opened on 20 June.


orters, just over an hour west of Christchurch, is a family-friendly ski area for all ages and stages of ability. A new chairlift this season has made its debut with the Easyrider connecting the base to the upper mountain making more of the mountain accessible to those not so confident with other lifts. Methven's Mt Hutt, 90 minutes' drive from Christchurch, is one of the largest and highest ski areas in the South Island. It has a Kids 4 Free deal where children 10 years and under get free accommodation, transport and meals in

Methven when accompanied by a paying adult, plus free lift passes every day at Mt Hutt. Wide-open spaces and amazing scenery are a couple of the drawcards for skiers heading to the fields of Canterbury this winter. Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism (CCT) and its tourism partners are encouraging Australians, North Islanders and Canterbury locals to take to the Canterbury slopes. “Our unique fields are some of the South Island's best-kept secrets,” says Rowan Worner, CCT General Manager

Marketing. “We are getting the inside word out to skiers and boarders looking for fresh snow. This is skiing the way it's supposed to be,” she says. Canterbury has 12 ski fields, all within a few hours' drive from Christchurch International Airport. “Each of these fields has its own charm, and they are all so close that it is easy to plan a winter break visiting several different spots. The whole atmosphere is magical – quiet slopes, friendly locals and a chance to get on the road exploring,” she says.


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perfect match:

Pinot & Duck


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Throughout July, Cloudy Bay will be working with 23 top chefs around the country for the fifth international Cloudy Bay Pinot & Duck Tasting Trail, adding a culinary twist to the perfect food and wine match.


loudy Bay challenged New Zealand's top chefs to mix up their game this duck season by creating dishes made with a fusion of delicious ingredients and flavours matched to Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir. These dishes will be available during July at each restaurant with a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir for a set price. “Duck and Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir offer both elegance and intrigue in a single taste,” says Cloudy Bay senior winemaker Tim Heath. “The rich flavours in duck are a great complement to the aroma of plum, aromatic spice and red florals found in the Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir.” Joining New Zealand, top chefs from around the world including Aspen, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne will also take part in the Cloudy Bay Pinot & Duck Tasting Trail. “We are excited to have a great selection of New Zealand's top restaurants involved in our global event,” says Rai Banbury, Cloudy Bay senior brand manager. The Cloudy Bay Pinot & Duck Tasting Trail began on 1 July and runs until 31 July. Bookings are essential with each individual restaurant. Restaurants participating in Christchurch: Chinwag, Bloody Marys, JDV, Aikmans.

A celebration of a truly gourmet experience will be taking place for the very first time in New Zealand this month. A truffle dog hunting for the underground delicacies

NZ’s first TRUFFLE Festival


he Canterbury Truffle Festival will be held in Christchurch and North Canterbury bringing together some of the region’s finest food and wine, and providing the opportunity for those who have never experienced truffles to do so. “The festival is designed to give everyone a chance to taste truffles, and discover why they’re such a wonderful gourmet experience,” says Gareth Renowden from Limestone Hills. “There will be something for everyone, from the first time truffle taster to the aficionado, and a chance to learn how and why they’re doing so well in Canterbury.” Truffles are the underground fruiting bodies of fungi that grow in lime-rich soils in association with trees such as hazels, oaks and pines, and are renowned for their powerful aromas and flavours. With its soil perfect for growing truffles, North Canterbury is at the heart of the country’s developing truffle industry, with at least 15 truffières (truffle plantations) growing top quality Perigord black, bianchetto and

North Canterbury is at the heart of the country’s developing truffle industry.

Bianchetto truffles Photo courtesy of Jeff Weston

Burgundy truffles – a delicacy which can be priced in excess of $3000 per kilogram. The week long Canterbury Truffle Festival will include a range of truffle

experiences beginning on Saturday 11 July with truffle tastings and sales at farmers’ markets in Lyttelton, Christchurch and Amberley. Other highlights include truffle dishes at selected local restaurants, such as Roots in Lyttelton and Pegasus Bay in Waipara, culminating in a complete truffle dining experience, a truffle day out in the Waipara Valley with a truffle hunt, wine masterclass and five course truffle lunch at Black Estate or Pegasus Bay, and also a truffle open house at Harlequin Public House with tastings, wine matches and the chance to meet a truffle dog. “We want to build something that will be the ‘go to’ truffle festival for the Southern Hemisphere,” says Gareth, with the event celebrating the coming of age of the New Zealand truffle business, and in doing so cementing Canterbury’s place on the global food and wine map. For more information visit and Facebook.

Tewnion Truffière Growers of the


"Périgord Black Truffle" The Black Diamond of the Truffle World.

Traditional Japanese Cuisine from the Tomi Family

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The minute the word roast is mentioned is the moment I get excited.

full of flavour


he sixth annual Selaks Roast Day takes place on 2 August and focuses on 'occasions' and the role the much-loved meal can play in Kiwi homes to bring friends and family together for a roast any night of the week. “The minute the word roast is mentioned is the moment I get excited,” Simon says. “We've gone past the days of dry, tough roasts to now where they are packed full of flavour, they're innovative, interesting and something to truly look forward to any day of the week.” For more information on Selaks NZ Roast Day, recipes, and to be in to win a Roast Day prize pack, go to

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Simon Gault's

HALF ROAST GINGER LEMON CHICKEN ON OLIVE BREAD SAUCE Serves 4 WINE MATCH: Selaks Reserve Chardonnay Ingredients: 2 whole Rangitikei free range chickens, size 12 4 lemons 100g ginger root, peeled 60ml extra virgin olive oil 1/2 bottle of Selaks Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay Pinch of salt Pepper to season 2 tbsp pine nuts 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped Method: Preheat the oven to 180°C. Slice 2 lemons in to thin rings and lay on roasting tray for the chickens to cook on. Cut the chickens in half by cutting down both sides of the backbone with a large knife, remove the backbone and discard. Remove wing tips. Place the half chickens in a bowl. Grate the

ginger, lemon zest and juice of two lemons, olive oil and Selaks Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay in to the bowl of chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Ensure the chicken halves are covered in the mixture. Transfer the chicken halves to the roasting tray, skin side up and lay them on top of the sliced lemon rings. Drizzle any remaining liquid in the chicken bowl over the chicken. Place in the oven for 45 minutes or until an internal temperature of 62°C. While the chickens are cooking, on a separate tray toast the pine nuts in the oven until golden then set aside, be careful as they burn quickly. Once the chicken is cooked remove from the oven and allow to rest for 20 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and cut each half in two. Pour the remaining cooking juices in the roasting dish in to a sauce jug.

OLIVE BREAD SAUCE Ingredients: 150g butter 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup milk powder 2 cups Simon Gault Home Cuisine chicken stock 100g sourdough bread, crust removed and cut into cubes 100g pitted olives, finely sliced Method: Melt the butter in a saucepan with the garlic and cook over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes being careful not to brown the butter. Add the milk powder and cook for 2 minutes with the garlic while stirring continuously with a wooden spoon. Add the Simon Gault Home Cuisine chicken stock, sourdough bread cubes and then bring to a simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a blender and process until smooth. Return to a clean saucepan, add sliced olives and fold through. Cover and set aside until ready to reheat for serving. To serve: While the chicken is resting, reheat the bread sauce adding the sliced olives at the last minute. Divide the sauce between 4 plates, top with 2 pieces of chicken. Garnish with a sprinkling of flat leaf parsley, toasted pine nuts and a few sliced lemons from the roasting tray.

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Are you planning a Special Occasion?

The China Cabinet has an extensive range of quality vintage tableware for hire Phone (03) 3520 488 or 027 461 9333 Email:

Scrumptious Pork Pies now on sale at The Gingerbread House Tempt your taste buds with tasty pork in a delicious hot water crust pastry with that allimportant jelly. Great for lunch boxes, snacks or team up with some cheese and chutney for a wholesome supper.

Go Nuts for Donuts We are excited to introduce our latest creations – freshly baked donuts. In-store every Friday, with a choice of flavours including our infamous Salted Caramel Donut. Treat yourself this Friday at J'aime les Macarons The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street, Christchurch Ph (03) 366 9108

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

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Handmade Artisan Pies “Tastes so good, it should be a sin’

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

Cafe Metro 159 Cranford Street Ph. 03 356 1835 44 July 2, 2015 Metropol

50 Bistro 'New Winter Menu' Designed especially for the cooler months, the menu features hearty dishes using the best local produce and includes new favourites such as slow cooked free farmed pork, Canterbury duck duo & deconstructed strudel. The George 50 Park Terrace P 371 0250 E W

Curators House 15th Birthday Menu $45 p.p Extended to the month of July only. Minimum 2 people, bookings essential. Not available in conjunction with discount cards 7 Rolleston Ave, Botanic Gardens Phone (03) 379 2252

Bakehouse Shop Unit B 10 Garlands Road Woolston Ph. 381 1048 Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-3.30pm

Are you looking for a healthy & affordable alternative for lunch? Healthkicks offers a delicious range of heatable salads, soups and also sweet treats delivered right to your workplace. Eftpos available.

Healthkicks Ph. 027 631 4562 Like us on



The designer cakes that everyone is talking about - perfect for your next occasion Priced from only $40.00 Allow us to create the perfect delicious cake with only premium ingredients.

The Cake Eating Co. 79 Buchan Street inside The Backstreet Cafe. Open 10-2 Saturdays. Ph. 03 374 6786 Mob: 0210449549

“THE BUTCHERS APRON” Located beside Peter Timbs Meats in Edgeware Succulent Pulled pork in a Bap , BLT's , Bacon Bu es Hot Hungarian and Nuremburg Sausages in Bun. Steak Sandwiches and the Smell of Fresh made coffee “NOW SELLING GOURMET PIES” Beef & Stout, Venison & good old mince & cheese. Irish Breakfast Roll and A coffee for $10 WOW!!! Open 7:30am to 3:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday

Peter Timbs Meats ltd

70 Edgeware Road, Ph (03) 3661780

Award winning gourmet butchery and deli. Highly skilled and passionate butchers proudly supplying you with 5 star quality specialty cuts, roasts and deli meats. Cashmere Cuisine, where we are preserving the fine art of butchery.

Cashmere Cuisine Ph.(03) 332 607118 Colombo Street

MELTON ESTATE PINOT NOIR 2012 Melton Estate's 100% estate-grown Pinot Noir is a true reflection of Canterbury Pinot Noir—cherry fruits, smooth tannins and raspberry tinges in appearance. Price $25 per bottle or $229 per case of 12 Available only at Melton Estate or online at

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Dorothy’s Pop Up Tearooms is available to cater for your special occasion, whatever the season. Wherever a good cup of tea is needed, Dorothy will be there to serve sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, and delectable homemade cakes.

Dorothy’s Pop Up Tearooms

Ph. 021 138 6110

Kidds Cakes and Bakery

Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards Want to experience the top beef and lamb cuisine in New Zealand? Visit

For the school holidays Kidd's have a childrens meal special. Hot waffles, banana and berries with chocolate sauce and maple syrup. Price $9.00. Extra nice on a cold day for you to enjoy while sitting by our fireplace. 254 Cranford St Ph. (03) 355 6921 Like us on Kidds-Cakes-and-Bakery

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Specialising in both Cantonese & Sichuan cuisines. First class barbeque selection. Set menu from $25 per person. Dining & takeaways. Also offering yum cha service for lunch. Functions, weddings and group bookings welcomed. Fully licensed. Free on site parking

Your neighbourhood restaurant just got better serving gourmet pizza, steak, salad, pasta and more.

Prices: Noodles and rice dishes from $10. Roast pork and roast duck cooked daily on site. Peking duck dishes from $55 Owner operated.


Join us for Steak night every Thursday night. Porterhouse Steak with Chips & Salad $17.00 View our menu at

Lunch 11am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-10:30pm Open 7 days

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

At back of Caltex Petrol Station on Blenheim Rd & Java Furniture 155 Blenheim Road

150 Colombo Street Phone (03) 331 6674


OPEN 7 DAYS Cafe Mosaic is a fully licensed cafe and restaurant. It’s a great place to meet and eat, located on the outside of Barrington Shopping Centre right next to Barrington Park and convenient centre parking. Call in and indulge in the Mosaic experience. We are open

FOR BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER Shop 21 Barrington Beside Barrington Park 256 Barrington St

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

Everest Indian Restaurant and Takeaway 608 Ferry Rd, Woolston and 60 Queenspark Drive, Parklands Phone: 943 2110 Woolston & 383 6263 Parklands




Phone (03) 337 3720

You can experience a taste of India right here in Christchurch at Everest Indian Restaurant and Takeaway. We create an authentic dining experience using only the freshest ingredients and offering gluten free naan breads. Taste our spcialty vegetarian and chicken momo. The unique flavours will draw you in while the impeccable service and hospitality will make you feel welcome. Visit Everest Indian Restaurant and takeaway today.


Stellar Restaurant Riccarton

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

‘Tapas’ sharing of dishes


147 Esplanade Clock Tower End Sumner Ph. 03 326 7923 LICENSED

Come down and try our delicious NEW Winter Tapas Lunch Menu Purchase two dishes and receive a complimentary dish FREE! Opening Hours: Breakfast and lunch 9am to 2.30pm Dinner 5.30 to late close


Level 1, 235 Riccarton Road Reservations Phone : 03 3456 888

DINING Strowan



Cookai Style New Sashimi

Sushi & Sashimi Platter.


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

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



Available for functions Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FULL LICENSED 7 Normans Rd Open 7 Days: Tue-Sat 8am-10pm Sun-Mon 8am-3pm

Parking available beside railway line

Phone: (03) 355 5299

Phone (03) 366 8130


$10 Burger & Beer Deal We will have our 'game day' burger and beer* deal available on Friday 17 June from 5pm til 7pm for the All Blacks vs Argentina game. This offer will also be available in Twiggers, which will be open as a bar for the night. * beer can be exchanged for a house wine, cider or soft drink

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

Phone (03) 339 7915

Happy Hour: Tues-Sat 4-6pm All Beer & House Wine $5


SPECTATORS 7 day Bar & Bistro 65 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington Raceway

NEW WINTER MENU! Absolutely mouth watering dishes. Taking inspiration from fresh produce available in the autumnal months combining with modern influences. Come & enjoy this dining experience that every visit is a special occasion.

7 days bar & bistro located at Addington Raceway


NEW YORK DELI Sandwiches are proudly made from the highest quality, natural wholesome ingredients, Our breads come in every morning from our baker and contain no preservatives, Our meats are all unprocessed, whole food, Our vegetables come in fresh each morning from the market, That's the New York Deli way! Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 8am–8.30pm & Sun (& public holidays) 9am–8.30pm

Mid Winter Xmas functions and with a New Winter Menu Famous for its delicious home-style cuisine with attention to flavour. Family friendly with Kids Play area and Menu. Menus to suit all tastes including vegetarian and Gluten- Free. Ideal for functions and celebrations for up to 250 guests A separate Bar with Sky Sports and Outdoor area

OPEN DAILY Lunch 11am-4pm & Dinner from 4pm

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363 Lincoln Road, Addington NON LICENSED


LITTLE MERCHANTS COFFEE Coffee Shop - Specialty School

Where Quality is an obsession and change is embraced, Little Merchants is on a continuing mission to provide the best coffee and food to match! Always keeping to season the food is fresh and delicious, each experience will leave you wanting more! Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 7am - 4pm

Northwood Supa Centre 548 Main North Road

18 Bernard St, Addington

Phone: (03) 323 5420

Phone (03) 338 5700

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Complexities of

“The heart of any cafe is great coffee. Restaurants serve food, bars serve alcohol,” Bink explains. “Cafes have come back to what they were in the 1700s, when they were where artists and bohemians gathered to drink coffee.” Coffee is now treated the same way as wine, with the country of origin, area in which it is grown, and the varietal - and there are thousands of these – and even the season, all relevant to the flavour. “It’s very complex,” Bink says. Confused? Help is at hand. Like wine waiters, baristas are taking pride in their coffee and explaining the flavour, complexity, and provenance of the beverages they serve. And to help those purchasing special origin beans to take home, The Black and White Coffee Cartel has designed nifty coffee tasting cards that read just like wine tasting notes. Perfect for those keen on improving their coffee palates and riding the third wave!

coffee You may not be aware of it but we are currently enjoying the ‘third wave of coffee’.


offee is now viewed as an artisanal product rather than a commodity,” explains Bink Bowler of The Black and White Coffee Cartel. Over the past 10 years the making, serving, and drinking of coffee has developed into an art form and a science. This new awareness of what coffee actually is explains the exciting new cafes that are opening up around the city, with complex, seasonal coffee menus that include brews as well as the familiar Italian style espressos.

Sam Nimmo and Bink Bowler

DUO Dining Room and Bar is a unique dining experience combining the best of European and Asian Cuisine. Lunch

Catering/Functions DinnerDinnerCatering/Functions Available

Launching Proud Marys of Melbourne for the first time in New Zealand


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Located 12 Hereford St Ph: 03 423 1212

(Main Entrance on Rolleston Ave)

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

83 Victoria Street Central City

P. 0275117070

FUNCTIONS... Planning an event with friends, family or for business? We have everything you need! Both our rooms are private, have separate entry & their own exclusive terraces… We also offer 38 carparks. All functions are fully catered for In-house direct from our kitchen.

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GETTING THE GOURMET TREATMENT When Fulton Hogan said farewell to one of the company’s staff members recently, Merivale Gourmet Seafood provided the catering, with a wide range of finger food and nibbles including sushi platters with caviar, prawn and scallop twisters and vegetarian dumplings.

EJ Kim, Neil Bennett

Jannette Love, Nicola Wilson

Tony McCabe, EJ Kim, Steven Grave

EJ Kim, Ivana Youn (Merivale Gourmet Seafood)

Stefan Florea, Young Ahn, Matthew Kelly, Stewart Connolly

Stewart Connolly, Adena Eymael

Dasha Moore, Melissa Minogue

Stephanie Donaldson, Tracey Judde

Photos by Wendy C Photography - for copies email:

We do everything with SEAFOOD Pre-order your Sushi and Sashimi Party Platter Now! Variety of Fresh Seafood Available: Fresh Seafood, Seafood Salad, Sushi & Sashimi, Freshly Cooked Fish and Chips, Gourmet Burgers


$5.50 Merivale Gourmet Seafood 233 Papanui Road, Merivale Phone 03 355 6733

Fresh and seasonal produce locally sourced traditionally prepared

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

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

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Merivale invites you to taste their exquisite NEW Winter Menu...

JDV with the classic favourites to the new winter warmers JDV promises to cater for all taste buds. A popular meeting place for corporate meetings or social gatherings, JDV also caters for private parties and

celebrations for all occasions. With tempting contemporary cuisine, choose from a selection of delicious canapés or a full dinner service, matched with a comprehensive list of local and international beer and fine wines.

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Ready for a little bar-hopping and the chance to catch some great sounds? There's plenty on around the city that will appeal to all types and tastes...

Thursday 2 July Astro Lounge: Open Mic, 6.30pm Merivale House: Duo Kitā in Concert, 7:30pm Orleans: Street Jazz, 8pm Morrell & Co: Salsa Nights, 9:30pm. Latin Sandridge Hotel: Karaoke with DJ Chick, 8pm Friday 3 July Allen Street Rock Club: Demon Energy Battle of the Bands National Championship, 7:30pm St Augustine Anglican Church: Outstanding Young Musician Series, 1:10pm. Variety Concerts Rose & Thistle: Blackie and Suss, 8:30pm. Classic Rock The Twisted Hop: Lloyd & Doublet, 7:30pm. Blues Astro Lounge: Emily Browning, 6-8pm Becks Southern Alehouse: Soulshine, 8:30pm. Covers Sandridge Hotel: Karaoke with DJ Chick, 8pm. Saturday 4 July Club Tavern: Bollywood Vibes, 9pm. DJ Rosebank Estate: Independence Day Dance, 7:30pm. DJ 'I Alone' Astro Lounge: Ollie, 6-8pm CPSA Big Yellow Building: Gin Wigmore -

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New Rush, 8pm. Singer-Songwriter Darkroom: French for Rabbits & Fraser Ross, 8pm. Folk Orange Studios: Mark Chirnside, 7:30pm. Alternative, Indie Eliza's Manor Boutique Hotel: Virtuoso Brass, 2pm. Variety Concert The Twisted Hop: The Ranch Sliders, 7:30pm. Blues Woolston Club: Red Hot Rockabilly, 8pm. Classic Rock Becks Southern Alehouse: Ctrl Alt Rock, 9:30pm. Covers Oak n Ferry: Mammoth, 9pm. Rock Sunday 5 July Freemans Dining Room, Lyttelton: Live Music on The Deck with Carmel Courtney 3.30-6.30pm Astro Lounge: Kate Anastasiou, 3-5pm Mashina Lounge: Laughter & The Blues: Gary McCormick & Paul Ubana Jones, 6pm. Blues Cargo Bar: Salsa Co Op sessions, 6pm. Latin Wednesday 8 July Chats Bar and Café: Karaoke with DJ Chick, 8pm. The Craic Irish Bar: Karaoke with DJ Chick, 10:00pm

Thursday 9 July The Porthole, Lyttelton: Wellington Sea Shanty Society Album Release, 7pm. Folk Astro Lounge: Open Mic, 6.30pm Friday 10 July Hilltop Tavern, Banks Peninsula: Wellington Sea Shanty Society Album Release, 7pm. Folk St Augustine Anglican Church: Outstanding Young Musician Series, 1:10pm. Variety Concert Woolston Club: Ian Mac, 7pm. Covers Astro Lounge: Moses, 6-8pm The Twisted Hop: Sabor Latino, 7:30pm. Latin Becks Southern Alehouse: ShaLow, 8:30pm. Covers Saturday 11 July Wunderbar, Lyttelton: Darren Watson & Matt Langley - Shoot Your Television Tour, 8:30pm. Blues Astro Lounge: Carmel Courtney, 6-8pm Becks Southern Alehouse: Picking at the Remnants, 9pm. Rock Woolston Club: Davey Backyard, 7:30pm. Covers Sunday 12 July Freemans Dining Room, Lyttelton: Live Music on The Deck with Carmel Courtney 3.30-6.30pm Astro Lounge: Smith & Royal, 3-5pm


Add one classic bar cart The most recent 'must have' home trend is a bar cart. First search out and select a gorgeous looking cart then accessorise at will. Here are a few tips to style your new home accessory‌

Lemons and limes Chambord liqueur Paper straws

Sparkling water

Scented candle

Fresh blooms or a terrarium

A glamorous cocktail shaker A variety of cocktail glasses

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A decadent serve of


When the days get short and the evenings long and dark, it’s time to hunker down inside and treat your senses to a decent serve of sumptuous luxury.





eincarnation, that quirky emporium situated in a cavernous old factory at 350 Port Hills road, has a plethora of unique and desirable items that will add a touch of opulence to your home. Set the scene with flickering scented candles in amber glass. Get tactile with luxurious throws and cushions in fur, faux fur, soft cuddly mohair, or maybe opt for a gorgeous Finnish reindeer skin. Romance is in the air with the delightful French antiques, each one-offs, that have just arrived in store.

An elegant religious statue strategically placed in front of a gilt edge antique mirror appeals to all the senses. For a touch of burnished warmth, add some stunning polished rose-copper furniture - maybe an old trunk or an elegant armoire – to combine antique style with the latest trend for coppery tones in home decor. For the finishing touch, light the lights with a new fitting - say industrial chic copper, or classic glittering chandelier. Animal skins, burnished gold and copper, glittering glass, lush velvet – spoil yourself or someone you love with something luxurious to banish those winter blues.

Ferry Antique Centre NOW RELOCATED to 282 Ferry Rd,Waltham A group of 5 individual registered dealers

282 Ferry Rd Woolston (opp ANZ Bank) Phone 03 376 4016

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Reincarnation 350 Port Hills Rd, Hillsborough

Open 7 Days

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With you every step of the way to your new home. ph: 0508 EVERY STEP mob: 027 644 8908 web:

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By Wendy Dunlop


HOME STYLE: SLEEK CONTEMPORARY QUALITY When Asko first began mixing homewares with furniture it was a unique concept in New Zealand and was based on “experience, the right eye and an instinctive feel for what our customers like” says Asko owner Graeme Marshall. Well, they still like it and a visit to Asko still makes you want to refurnish your home with new style, colour and comfort!


ince relocating post earthquake to their light bright store on Moorhouse Avenue, “the last three years have flown and we continue to widen our traditional customer base and break sales records as people refurnish their new or existing homes,” says Graeme. Renowned for 30 years' experience in choosing just the right furniture, kitchenware and homeware items to appeal to their customers, Asko's longevity is partly related to developing enduring relationships with suppliers and retaining loyal experienced staff at home. The company now deals with 20 factories overseas “so we have the dual advantage of exclusivity and buying direct and we can extend the range of products. It's proving very successful for us and keeps costs down for our

customers,” says Graeme. Stock is ever changing but everything in store has that perceptible Asko “look” of sleek contemporary quality. Among new items and products you'll find superb Italian leather lounge suites, armchairs and chaises, coffee tables and entertainment units, classic black or white lacquered dining and occasional furniture and exquisite oak and ash tables with the latest chair designs. A new shipment of mirrors has been snapped up already and wonderful

handcrafted oil paintings are proving very popular with customers who appreciate their abstract or semi impressionist style. There are eye-catching lamps, colourful cushions and throw rugs to mix or match and a selection of homewares and gorgeous gifts you can't resist. Asko offers uplifting retail therapy, inspirational designs for your new home or refurbishment and never fails to deliver the “Asko ambience” we know and love. So call into Asko Design at 210 Moorhouse Ave or phone (03) 366 5678.




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By Rachel Smith

With a warehouse filled with furniture and homeware designed to complete any home, it is interesting to know that at this moment there are already 13 houses across Canterbury which have had their interiors designed and fitted out by Pam Bamforth at The Style File.


he Style File have a huge collection of interior design pieces, from contemporary to more traditional style, with Pam adding the finishing touches to many newly built or renovated homes each week. For those looking to sell their property it enables the potential buyer to envisage the house as their own home, adding character and warmth to what can otherwise be simply an empty room. “The main thing is to make your home look spacious and welcoming,” says Pam, who has a refined eye for visualising spaces and layout and how interior pieces will work within them. “Every house has to be at its best.” A visit to the property with the client is the first step in the process, in order to determine the pieces of furniture required for each space, the colour palette and the client's preferred style. For contemporary homes in neutral shades this may involve adding touches of colour through flowers, cushions,


artwork and homeware such as vases, and for renovated villas it will be finding authentic pieces to fit with the era. Furniture is moved on site by a professional haulage company, with Pam herself overseeing all furniture placement and ensuring the smallest of details such as bedding, magazines and bathroom accessories are correctly positioned. The complete interior package is leased for a four-week period, which can be extended week by week as necessary, with the package price inclusive of insurance and haulage. Pam recently had the wonderful experience of being part of a team of professionals invited to be part of a home makeover package through Choice TV's Full Frontage programme. “I loved being involved,” says Pam, who completed the entire interior design look as she would have for any of her clients. Contact Pam on (03) 3494 626 or for more information.

the style file homestaging/furniture hire

Add value to your home Enhance your properties appeal Achieve greater appeal with minimum outlay Sell faster furnished

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‘Wholistic’ DESIGN thinking

Stufkens & Chambers Architects strips back the art behind creative architectural design…


tripping it back, architecture is largely about resolving problems – creatively. To be able to do that successfully we must apply design logic combined with creative thinking. For architects, this process is essentially about ensuring human needs and desires remain central when designing both the building's look and feel, as well as the interactive experience. Architecture utilises methods and processes developed over centuries. As can be seen throughout history, these are constantly changing and evolving. So, for great outcomes, we must see creativity and design as two sides of the same coin. In architecture, we continually evolve our approach to the design solution in

a ‘wholistic’ manner which means we examine the big picture first – creatively. Once understood a process of analysis, conceptual ideas, drawings and plans are generated to bring the idea to life. At its core, creativity is the ability to listen to different needs and ideas and articulate them as a whole. Anyone can come up with an idea, but to generate the right idea at the right

Anyone can come up with an idea, but to generate the right idea at the right time requires a disciplined set of skills. time requires a disciplined set of skills. Architectural creativity requires a combination of disciplined training, historical knowledge and personal experience with a natural ability no education can provide.

Working in other creative endeavours, independent from architecture, also adds to that experience and understanding which is essential to the architect's creative process. It is this rich palette that all great creativity draws from and we, as architects, are no exception. Regardless of all of this underlying understanding, ultimately someone has to sit down with a blank piece of paper, make a mark and begin the exciting journey of creating great architecture. For more information about how design thinking can be applied to your next project, contact Stufkens and Chambers Architects. Phone (03) 359 4033 or go to

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By Wendy Dunlop

A firm HANDLE on quality Interior Effects Ltd was started 16 years ago by Greg and Vikki Skene and has established a reputation for top quality door and joinery hardware. Offering a mixture of bespoke, New Zealand made and imported designs, their exceptional range is on display at their modern Christchurch premises.


ou'll find every imaginable door handle style and shape to enhance your doors, drawers, cupboards and closets! There are handles to turn, push, pull, lever, lock or latch and a variety of finishes including satin, silver, brass, bronze, chrome, brushed nickel, antique, copper and more. With over 5500 items available, Interior Effects represents all the major reputable brands, is the South Island agent for Novas Hardware, Halliday and Baillie and the largest suppliers of JNF Hardware in New Zealand. So if you can't find the ideal handle here it probably

You'll find every imaginable door handle style and shape. doesn't exist. Interior Effects, being the preferred supplier to Christchurch's best architectural builders, are proud to supply a large number of housing companies. They are also associated with Access Locksmiths who they use to supply Masterkey systems and look after their keying requirements. Customer enquiries are welcomed and the company offers product guarantees, hardware advice, free site visits to ensure

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the chosen hardware is most suitable, room by room individually packed hardware and professional installation. Interior Effects also provides free, a consultation room for interior designers, builders and clients to discuss their hardware selection. For further information visit Interior Effects at 9 Matipo St Riccarton, open Monday to Friday 8000am-4.30pm and weekends by appointment, phone 348 3836 or

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FAQs for a new build How important is site selection when building? Choose sites that are best positioned for sun, make the most of the surrounding landscape and visit the site at different times of the day and weather conditions. This way you will make the most of your site. Can I build any home on any plot of land? Most subdivisions have covenants in place determining what can be built on site. There are also council requirements that builds have to meet regarding heights, boundary setbacks and site coverage. As long as your build meets these requirements you should get building consent easily. Do I still need LIMs when building new? A Geotech report is a must in Christchurch. It is worth paying for prior to purchase so you know what you are getting. If you are building in a new subdivision however, the developers

Building, particularly post-quake, is increasingly complex, but can be an extremely rewarding process if you do your research. Metropol talks to Bainbridge Homes' sales manager Matt Sheppard about the importance of site selection, getting building consent and some of the latest housing trends… should have this information for you. What do I look for in a building firm? It is important you like the people you are working with and their finished product. At Bainbridge Homes we are more than happy to take prospective clients through our previous builds or introduce previous clients so they can see and hear for themselves the quality of work. Your house needs to be designed around

your family and the way you live so make sure your building company is happy to work with you on this. When comparing building companies on price make sure you are comparing like for like. What exclusions and inclusions are included? What finish are you getting on your new home? What are some of the key housing trends you're seeing come through in Christchurch? People are moving away from cookie cutter house plans. Clients are wanting something unique – that wow factor the neighbours don't have. While many are building in subdivisions, there is a huge demand for sections centrally. The days of the big backyard are gone but indoor outdoor flow remains a must. Aesthetically, wallpaper feature walls are making a comeback, while the industrial look and geometric shapes are very on trend. However neutral colour schemes are still the choice for most.

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By Cheryl Colley

FLAMING GOOD If you love the look and ambience of flames in a fireplace as I do, then the place to visit to see just about every option of gas fire and wood burner available is the Simply Heat showroom on Byron Street.


very wall, corner and nook of this Tardis-like building features a fire of one style or another, one brand or another. It is a sheer delight to walk around the space, to feel the warmth and to imagine pictures in the flickering flames. But it’s not only gas and wood fires you will find here. The whole range of heating systems is available, including solar heating, ducted heat pumps, electric and wall heaters and the very latest heating technology from Denmark. It’s an ultra low emission burner for clean air zones known as a “bionic fire” – innovative thinking, high-efficiency and environmental sustainability in a stylish and modern design. One great thing about Simply Heat is that it is not limited to one or two brands. The company sells all forms and is quite unbiased as to what option will best suit customers’ requirements. The other great thing about Simply Heat is the way they keep abreast of improvements in technology in order to provide the best advice possible.

New on the market too is the escea AF 700 gas fire with a slim-line look and designed so it can be retrofitted into an existing fireplace. It’s another high–efficiency product, very economic to operate with a thermostatic control to ensure a constant temperature. It’s all there at Simply Heat along with experts to talk to.






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Modern materials, skill and technology allow M F Turnbull to transform your existing home or business furniture and joinery with colour and flair. Using an exceptional range of paint and lacquer finishes, your kitchen, furniture or interior joinery can be revitalised using the same original colour or completely reinvented with a new contemporary shade. You will be amazed at remarkable results that are surprisingly affordable.

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F Turnbull has been a Canterbury owned and operated company since its establishment 27 years ago. The busy workshop is equipped with high-tech spray booths operated by specialised experienced staff. Colours can be specially mixed to match your other furnishings or you can have staining, distressing, marbling or a combination of different effects. Lacquered joinery has advantages over other materials because it can be easily matched for touch ups or recoloured for another makeover in future. However, M F Turnbull's work is not limited to the revitalisation of existing kitchens. The company can lacquer your furniture for a spectacular update and even re-lacquer pianos and other musical instruments. In new homes you can also request a lacquer finish for a custom designed kitchen and all your interior joinery. The sky is

the limit in terms of the colour, finish and effect and M F Turnbull can provide advice at any time, “the colours we can do are incredible, so really creative ideas can be accommodated” says owner Murray Turnbull. Customer enquiries are always welcome. Talk to one of the team about your new or refurbished project. M F Turnbull is located at 46 Mowbray St Waltham. For further information visit or phone (03) 365 2519 to discuss your requirements or arrange a quote.

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HOW’S THE STANDARD OF OUR HOUSING? The standard of our housing continues to be at the forefront of debate, architect Cymon Allfrey shares his thoughts… Cymon Allfrey


n 2014, Dr Lance O’Sullivan was declared New Zealander of the year for bringing health programmes to the rural disadvantaged; an award which saw him present at a number of events, including an architectural conference I attended in the same year. Tailoring his offering to fit his design audience he talked about being proactive and not reliant on symptoms as his driving force behind the establishment of accessible, affordable healthcare. Having identified that cost, access and, to some extent, knowledge were barriers to people seeking medical help, he set about reaching them in a different way. Innovative in his approach through technology he was able to bring a visual presence of specialists to areas, without them having to travel to remote areas. Further to this, he discussed the direct correlation between the quality of our living environment and our health, presenting evidence and case studies that demonstrate that a warm, dry home has a distinct benefit to our physical and (arguably) mental health. As an architect the work we do is driven by how we can stimulate the senses to respond to a space in a certain way.

Through the perception of conditions and the environment we can generate a psychological response. Walking into a space or a home, it is an architect’s intention that a deliberate ‘feeling’ is produced, or you recognise you are in a special space, without necessarily being able to put your finger on exactly what generates this response. The notion and feeling of achievement we get from being house-proud is related to this. There is a sense of self-worth and positive energy that in turn is beneficial to our mental wellbeing. The social engagement of community groups to create communal gardens and beautify recreational spaces has a similar effect, often resulting in a sense of achievement and satisfaction. More often than not, as a design community we don’t get to have relevance where Dr O’Sullivan does, as most architecture is derived from people with means. However, what we as a design community should be addressing is the cost of treating health issues through the remediation and repair work of our nation’s housing stock. No matter what socio-economic group you fall into, we all deserve to be living in warm, dry, safe homes.

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When we talk about a ‘warrant of fitness’ for our homes there is a focus on the cost, and a failure to break down the long-term benefits. The cost of improvement to our homes is in many cases significantly less than the cost of care someone would need due to exposure to a poor living environment. Furthermore, if we can add to an individual’s longevity through improved living we are allowing them to contribute to the community for longer, and ultimately are reducing the pressure on other social services. I am firmly of the view that legislation to achieve a common sense outcome is admitting defeat. We should be about to achieve better living environments without government intervention. However, there are too many examples of our homes failing. We are not addressing health through improved housing. We need to readdress our thinking and get it right to ensure we are being proactive and not reactive to the problem. We are prepared to spend money on healthcare, but not on improving the standard of our homes. Our common sense has already failed.






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arlier this year Lockwood Homes opened a new flagship showhome – a modified Madrid style Lockwood Home – at 431 Main South Road, just opposite Hornby Mall. A strong example of the building firm’s signature quality and style, the showhome represents sustainable, durable housing built tough to withstand the extremes, yet tailored to fit your lifestyle. The company office on the same site is a Lockwood Amethyst kitset home,

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which demonstrates the range of costeffective, self-assembled or transportable options available. Lockwood offers a range of contemporary home designs and, by utilising a network of authorised builders, can make building a new house a quick and rewarding experience. Their unique CodeMarked building system is fully preconsented, and means you can more easily get through council consent processes. Once the flooring is down, a Lockwood

home can be assembled and closed in against the elements in as little as six weeks, making it even faster to get into your new home. Lockwood offers inspired home design and decades of experience you can trust when building a new home. From initial house plans through to the finished product, the company’s design team will work alongside you to create your dream home. The company offers one of the widest selections of unique home styles and


floor plans for you to choose from and, with very little that can’t be altered in Lockwood’s design plans, you can customise your preferred plans to meet your needs, including a wide range of interior choices, with a selection of modern textures and colours to suit your personality. Alternatively, bring along your own new home ideas and together Lockwood can design and build a custom designed house just for you.

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The art of Whether you have an empty canvas or a home full of goodies, it can be daunting work to find your interior design style.


he team at Sandalwood Design work with their clients from the very beginnings of a build or renovation, assisting with the initial concept and all the finer details along the way. For many clients this means returning for advice once they have a feel for their home and how they live in the space. “It is all done in steps and stages,” says owner Fiona Renton. “And it needs to be fun – we want it to be a great journey for them.” Building or renovating a home is one of the biggest investments any person will make. Seeking expert advice for interior design will mean that money is saved by getting it done right the first time and an assurance that the completed home will feel great to live in. “We find out what each client’s wants and needs are,” says Fiona, with their consultation taking into consideration the dynamics of the entire family. Sandalwood Design start with flooring and work their way up, building layers of colour, texture and shape into each room and the entire house. The process is very much a collaborative approach, with the team narrowing down the hundreds of fabric or flooring choices to a select few, and also assisting the client with sourcing products. Sandalwood Design offer a range of Design Packages, from 3 to 30 hours, which can be used for any design needs including colour consultancy, wall coverings, space planning, lighting and designing customised locally made furniture, for any space around the home. A taste of Sandalwood Design can be seen from their work at Hallmark Homes in Lincoln, which opens in the middle of July. “We’re really excited to be working with Hallmark Homes,” says Fiona, with the entire look for the show home created by their design team.

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Build layers of COLOUR, TEXTURE and SHAPE into each room Currently located at Regents Park, Sandalwood Design are looking forward to moving into their new premises over the coming months. To make an appointment for a consultation, or for more information, visit Sandalwood Design at on Facebook, or phone (03) 3511 905.

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