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European ambience in the heart of the city Back to school… sorted! Riding the trend: February is Bike Wise Month


Front cover Retro revival in home décor continues. From furniture to flooring, homeware to lighting, style your home to reflect your individuality.





22 Ride the blue wave 23 New era for NZ fashion icon

24 Great Lengths: Longer hemlines the trend

29 Timeless resort wear

CUISINE 37 Recipe: Savoury tart a flavour hit

43 Vibrant cafe a popular local

46 Recipe: Ginger fruit squares

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53 Antique inspired 61 62

furniture 5 top tips for outdoor presentation Encaustic style tile revival

AUTO 66 ‘Knight Rider technology’ 68 70

launches with Volvo & Microsoft V8 touring car championships Ferrari Esperienza launches at Clearwater


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Think about it…


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met a guy recently who had the brilliant idea of opening a gym called 'Resolutions'. He explained that for the first few weeks of this year it would have top of the line exercise equipment. “Then,” he said, “it will turn into a bar for the rest of the year.”

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What is it with New Year's resolutions that we break them within weeks, or sometimes mere moments, of making them?

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A conversation I overheard may shed some light:

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“So what're your New Year resolutions?” “I don't believe in making them. New Year resolutions are self destructive, undermining of our self-confidence and individuality. I believe in making and meeting achievable goals throughout the year, not just on January 1st.” “You've already broken yours haven't you?!” I've been trying to think of why we break our New Year's resolutions, and a way around the problem. I've deduced that one of the reasons we break our resolutions is because they create a paradox. For example you might have on your list that you will eat less, be healthier and give up alcohol. But also on your list is that you vow to be happier! Hence the stalemate. The solution lies in the resolutions we make. They should be practical, achievable and above all… fun! Here are a few to consider to replace the ones you've already broken: I will think of another password other than 'password', '1234' or 'hello'. I resolve to work with neglected children – my own. I will dance more. Go and see live comedy more often. Buy myself flowers regularly. Get better at cooking. Dress better for work, school or uni. I will check one big thing off my bucket list. (There is a reason they are on your bucket list – right?) Whatever your resolutions this year make sure they include all of the things that make you smile more and keep you happy and healthy. So it's farewell from me now. Thanks for having me and all the best for the future.

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WEST COAST LODGE IDYLLIC ESCAPE... Located on the shores of Lake Brunner and just two-and-a-half hours' drive from Christchurch, Lake Brunner Lodge is the perfect short stay escape from the city. Whether you are in need of fresh country air and a walk in the verdant bush, trout fishing, boating, kayaking or just the chance to put your feet up by a big fire to take in the view through the large bay windows, the lodge has a little bit of magic for everyone. Whether it's a romantic weekend for two, a corporate retreat, or a party with friends, the lodge has eight spacious rooms all with ensuites, as well as a two-bedroom cottage in the beautiful lodge grounds. Relax in the lounge with your favourite drink, browse in the library, catch up with people in the games room or dining room – new hosts Jamie and Lee-Anne Young will ensure your visit is memorable. Lake Brunner is 100% New Zealand owned and operated. For more information go to, email or phone (03) 738 0163.


KITE DAY AT THE BEACH Take a trip out to New Brighton beach this Saturday 30 January and you'll be treated to a sky full of colourful kites fluttering and soaring in the sea breeze. Better still take your own kite and join kite lovers from around the world who will be converging on the beach to fly, share and delight in the fantastic creations. There will be spot prizes for children with kites, and the New Brighton Silver Band will play in the amphitheatre. Kite Day is a free annual Christchurch City Council SummerTimes event that runs from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on the south side of New Brighton Pier. Check all the details at

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SHOWBIZ CHRISTCHURCH’S 2016 SEASON On 24 November, Showbiz Christchurch board and life members, the Mamma Mia! cast and media representatives were treated to a preview of Showbiz’s exciting 2016 season. Showbiz President Di Brodie and General Manager Michael Bayley introduced the evening, which was held at Novotel Christchurch. Juliet Reynolds-Midgley performed a medley of songs from the 2016 offerings – Mamma Mia! Hairspray and Evita – accompanied by Musical Director Richard Marrett on keyboards.

Azrik Bowater and Nick Henare

Chris Finnie and Marie Huston

Julie Collender

Michael Bayly GM Sarah Greenwood and Chris Symon

Neil Cox and Freya Alexander

Robert Naysmith and Ruth Aitken

Donna Frost, Sarah Greenwood, Philippa Chilvers, Mandy Roberts

Mads Moller, Bevan Killick, Rebecca Rosie, Michael Bayly

Showbiz Christchurch 2016 season brochure

Juliet Reynolds-Midgley

Photos by Chris Finnie & Donna Alley

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Brian Brodie and Di Brodie QSM (Showbiz President)

Mads Moller and Stewart Milne

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AWARD WINNING BUILDERS CELEBRATE 30 YEARS This year Mark Prosser celebrates his 30th year in business. That's a significant achievement in the construction industry and testament to his enjoyment and commitment to achieving flawless end results for his clients.

The whole team have been trained to have an eye for precise detail that is so crucial in building high end homes.


es, it's more than thirty years since Mark Prosser left St Andrews College and gained his qualification as a builder in Christchurch. As he finished his apprenticeship, he found himself out of work when his employer moved to Australia. Through a family connection Mark gained his first project and has never looked back. Slowly he gained momentum, gaining trust and relationships with many clients who, over the years, referred him on to other people. Since 1992, when he became a Master Builder, the company, as it is now known, has displayed that same tenacity that has led to winning numerous national and regional awards for its high quality construction of architecturally designed homes. Mark's head foreman Matt will celebrate 10 years this month with the company.

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Words beginning with 'P' epitomise Mark Prosser Builders. Every one of their homes is a premium build; the whole team have been trained to have an eye for precise detail that is so crucial in building high end homes; Mark is personally involved with every project and architects prefer Mark because they trust him to get the job done to the highest standards, on time and on budget.

Mark Prosser Builders are located at 10/114 Sawyers Arms Road. Phone (03) 352 2640. Email if you would like a brochure or see their fabulous new website for more information about this company that constantly strives to raise the bar. They guarantee they will make you proud to call them your builders.


CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES THOUSANDS Over $39,000 was raised at the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust’s charity golf tournament, auction and dinner held late last year. Participants played golf at Christchurch Golf Club and enjoyed dinner at Bealey’s Speights Ale House. MC and auctioneer for the evening was Mark McGoldrick.

James Howard, Samir Govind Peter Francis, Simon Williamson

Ira Mitchell-Kirk (painting a piece of art that will be auctioned off) Jane Buxton, Adrienne Herbert Sandra Williams, Colin De Hek

Matt Cameron Heath Johnson Mark McGoldrick Ian Bell (Speech)

William Trengrove, Ali Trengrove, Bob Burford, Linda Burford

Graham Paull (Chairman) Allison Nicol (CEO)

Peter Ganly (Trustee), Veronica Anderson

Gary Mc Auley, Danny O’Neil

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hen Kris Jones received his Eke Panuku supreme award to recognise Māori and Pasifika achievement at CPIT recently he wore the cloak his mother made for him. The cloak is a symbol of their inter-twined journey; Jones' reconnection with his Māori heritage, and his Pakeha mum Tracey-Anne Cook's support of her son's cultural studies by learning traditional Māori weaving. Kris is a CPIT Bachelor of Māori language and Indigenous Studies student. He received not only the prestigious Monte Ohia award but is also the institute's overall supreme Māori student achiever. He was nominated by the CPIT's Humanities Department for demonstrating both community involvement within Christchurch and sound academic progress in the first year of his bachelor course…

Q & Kris JONES A Eke Panuku winner, Bachelor of Māori language and Indigenous Studies first year student Kris Jones, with his mother Tracey-Anne Cook.

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Your Māori heritage comes from your father's side but you were brought up by your mother without any involvement in Māori culture, when did you become interested in your Māori heritage? Maoridom was around me when I would hang with my aunties, my father's sisters, but I never really connected to it. It wasn't until I was taken to a ahikaaroa practice for a performance at Christmas in the park in 2009. Where did your involvement with Kapa Haka take you at the time? At that time is was a focus for me, so mentally it took me further than any extrinsic thing. But we did perform at Christmas in the Park that year which was pretty cool. Is Kapa Haka physically demanding? Yes. Because you are singing, moving and managing to breathe at the same time. When you're putting all your energy into the performance to give it that further x-factor it truly leaves you drained and tired. What is your favourite aspect of Kapa Haka? The whanangatanga. Just the aspect of being close to like-minded individuals with their own personalities and fun.

He Kura e Huna Ana, Kris Jones (left) Which are the performance highlights of your Kapa Haka experience? Going to Greece was definitely a highlight, also this year I stood at Te Matatini, and that was next level special because it was here in Christchurch, at home. What advice would you give to young people with Māori heritage who are currently struggling at school? If you're struggling, focus on what you enjoy, what you want to learn to grow, if school can't shape you... I'm not saying just leave school, but there are places you can go to specialise in what you're passionate about. You've just got to have the motivation to work hard on what you really decide on. When did you become interested in Te Reo studies? Haha, don't get me wrong I don't enjoy studying Te Reo, though the environment at CPIT is really great, I just hate that I can't speak or understand the language that defines my culture. I hate how if someone speaks to me in Te Reo, I can't reply or understand. I hate how I am so lacking in knowledge.

What is the community initiative Tu Toka Tu Ariki Wānanga Taiaha and how did you become involved? Tu Toka Tu Ariki Wānanga Taiaha is a wairua based kaupapa that empowers Māori men to prolong life in the form of traditional practices, 7-8 times a year we hold camps to teach mau rakau (taiaha forms and movements), haka, waiata, under the korowai (cloak) of au kāti. Au kāti is alcohol free, drug free, violence free. I first joined the wananga in 2009 and have since become a top warrior earning myself a taiaha which I have named after my late grandfather, Tutatunui Te Aohia Jones. I have become a tutor of the second rank, Amokapua and watched the growth of many boys/men who have stood beside me in the ranks of blood and sweat shared, and those that were under my own tutelage. You inspired your mother to become involved in learning about Māori culture what has she been learning? When I started getting deeper into my culture my mom joined a basic Te Reo course on Monday nights and it was stuff I was also learning at the time so we would often bounce off each other saying lines and structures. Following her foundations

Mom has learnt how to weave flax. Going from flowers to four corner kono, (basket type thing) to peke (bags). This year Mom spent months creating a korowai (cloak) that embodies our journey, the studies. In just a few years you have made a huge turn around and are now interested in becoming a teacher or coach, what is your advice to pupils as far as education goes? Find what you're passionate about, you'll find your motivation to learn exceeds the pain it is to study. What is your favourite item of clothing? I don't really feel attachment to clothing... My greatest moments in life are when I'm mostly naked, in a grass skirt and such. What is one thing that Metropol readers would be surprised to know about you? I'm actually really white... Recently I got a tan though so I'm crazy happy! What's next on the wish list? Finish my degree and get a job, or get a job and finish my degree. I want money, money is nice, but I won't sacrifice it for my studies and cultural activities. I'm not that desperate... Yet! Money is kind of important, but luckily Mom has supported me and I've got a student allowance.

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Catching up with Cathedral Junction By Hans Petrovic

With many people walking by and speaking in other languages while we were enjoying a Saturday-evening meal outside the Japanese restaurant in Cathedral Junction, we had the distinct feeling that we must be in some European country.


t was only a few days before that I had learned that the original owner of the Cookai Restaurant, which used to be in Cashel Street before the earthquakes, had reopened at Cathedral Junction under the name Sakimoto Japanese Bistro, and was serving very similar food there. My partner, Pat, and I had made no plans to dine at the Sakimoto that night and had not booked ahead, so it came as no surprise that the restaurant was full up inside and that we would have to use a table outside. Of course, Cathedral Junction is very well sheltered, with a curved, transparent roof high above and virtually no wind blowing through the tramway arcade connecting Worcester Street to Gloucester Street, making it a pleasant setting for out-of-restaurant eating. When one of the tram restaurants trundled by, we found it to be surprisingly quiet and that it added to the European atmosphere. It then occurred to us that most of those overseas people we were seeing were most probably staying at the three hotels surrounding the junction – the Rendezvous Hotel to the left side of the Gloucester Street entrance of the junction, and the Hotel 115 and the Quest on either side of the Worcester Street entrance. They could well be on their way to a meal or passing on to New Regent Street, which is directly opposite on the 14 January 28, 2016 Metropol

When one of the tram restaurants trundled by, we found it to be surprisingly quiet and that it added to the European atmosphere. Gloucester Street side. We also learned that the original concept for the atrium complex was provided by Christchurch's legendary designer John Britten but, before his ideas could be fully realised, he died in 1995. Despite this, and because we had not prepared for the evening, Pat did feel a little bit cold, which was easily fixed by her going to the Forget Me Not New Zealand gift shop, which was right next door to the Sakimoto, and buying a scarf there for $10. All told, it turned out to be an inexpensive evening, with the excellent food and tea costing us a total of $39. The property manager of the junction, Leonie Queree, of Cathjun Limited, says

that with more and more people coming to that part of town, attracted by the Isaac Theatre Royal, New Regent Street and nearby bars and restaurants, as well as residents at the hotels, most of the stores in Cathedral Junction were doing really well. Three of the pre-earthquake tenants – the Seasons Espresso and Lunch Bar, the Swiss Bistro and Welcome Aboard, the booking office for tours all over town – are still there and picking up in business. Leonie also points out that the junction is the No. 1 boarding stop in the city for all trams, with people continuously getting on and off there. Entering from Worcester Street on the left, one passes between Chong's Chinese Restaurant and the Seasons Espresso Bar, and then it's on past the Cathedral Junction Barbers, NUZTRI New Zealand Quality Nutrition, the Swiss Bistro and the tour booking station. At the Gloucester Street entrance you first see the Rendezvous Hotel and then pass the Junction Convenience Store; the wonderful Imagination Station, where children and adults learn to play with Lego; The Wine Spot, which also sells craft beer and spirits; the Blue Penguin Boutique; Fantail Gifts; Forget Me Not; International Development Ltd, which helps overseas visitors with currency exchange, travel insurance and translation; and the Sakimoto Japanese Restaurant.



Celebrating The SKOPE Classic is an annual classic and historic car racing weekend, celebrating its 25th anniversary. This year, the SKOPE Classic will be held at Mike Pero Motorsport Park (Ruapuna Raceway) in Christchurch on the weekend 5 - 7 February 2016.

The weekend is suited not only to car enthusiasts, but is an event for the whole family.


he featured event this year is the Historic Touring Cars. These cars shaped what would arguably be some of the most exciting racing from the '80s and '90s. This group recreates scenes from the Wellington Street Races with cars such as the iconic saloon cars, the BMW 635CSI, Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores all racing. You can wander the outskirts of the tracks to gain a different perspective of the racing, see up close the diverse range of classic cars on display and meet with the owners to learn more about the cars' histories. The weekend is suited not only to the car enthusiast, but is an event for

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the whole family. There will be plenty of entertainment for the children and plenty of great food and fun to be had. Get amongst the action by uploading your photos of the weekend to Instagram or your social media profile using #SKOPEClassic, and go in the draw to win a SKOPE prize pack.

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Not to be missed this summer for interior aficionados is a trip to Frobisher, a unique combination of interior design services, retail studio, art gallery and café.

robisher Interiors have an elaborate range of both indoor and outdoor fabrics, currently they have a huge range of suitable fabrics for outdoor sofas and cushions, plenty of rustic linens and bright bold florals for accent colour. They have a shipment of furniture arriving late January full of beautiful tables, occasional chairs, ottomans and accessories in a range of fabrics, including luxurious velvets in the most beautiful shades, of cream, vintage pink and deep plum. Outdoor fabrics such as the Mokum range have quick dry formulas and are extremely tactile with a beautiful range of hues and patterns. The complementing wicker furniture is popular with a wide range of colours and modular configurations to suit various entertaining uses. With over 300 suppliers, including David Shaw and Artwood, there are plenty of concepts to help design a space for clients, working within different budgets and specifications. The retail studio has a collection of room sprays, exquisite soy candles and diffusers,

with the emphasis on summer and good living. Products change regularly so it's well worth popping in for lunch or a coffee whilst browsing or considering your interiors. Coming up this year in March, Frobisher Interiors is to be the 'hub' for the NZ House and Garden Tours in Christchurch and there will be events daily, so watch this space. For more information call in to 322 Manchester St, go to or phone (03) 355 2628.

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LIVING LIFE IN STYLE Moving to a retirement village is a major lifestyle decision, and lifestyle is what Fitzroy of Merivale is all about. A welcoming boutique home for older people, Fitzroy of Merivale supports residents to live in the style to which they are accustomed while providing the appropriate level of person-centred care.


ifestyle at Fitzroy means 'to live life in style' – think tranquil garden setting, intimate fine dining with white tablecloths and linen serviettes, and beautifully proportioned units with ensuites and stylish décor. But what really sets this unique retirement home apart is the foundation upon which it is built – a foundation of consideration and respect. For the 31 residents who call Fitzroy home, the stunning architectural buildings, lush surroundings and proximity to Merivale all come in at a close second to the companionship and mutual respect they enjoy with fellow residents and staff. The multidisciplinary team of highly skilled healthcare professionals provide care and support so residents can enjoy each day, maximising their independence and quality of life.

Living in style with the perfect balance of independence and support is what we all deserve in our later years.

It's a community of older people that embraces the individual while providing congenial company and high quality care. Residents choose the amount of care they need right through to 24 hour nursing if that is what is required and requested. Visitors and pets always receive a warm welcome. Living in style with the perfect balance of independence and support is what we all deserve in our later years. A visit to Fitzroy of Merivale will show just how high the bar has been set. Telephone 355 5888 for an appointment to view the facility.


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Super '70 stil trendin F




rom floaty boho dresses, floppy hats and lace-up peasant blouses, to high-fashionhippy with psychedelic prints, round frame sunnies and flares, and even the cool-girl-groupie look - there are plenty of ways to work the 70s trend. When it comes to 70s style, clothing can be as bold or subtle as you like. Try a plain suede mini, an offthe-shoulder peasant blouse or a fringed jacket. Accessorise with statement sunglasses, towering wedge shoes and a leather satchel.

STYLIST'S TIP: To add a touch of retro '70s style to your look, one of the easiest ways is to trade your skinny jeans for a pair of flares or wide-legged trousers.

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'70s fashion is still going strong and that's great news for fashionistas as it's a style we can all channel in a variety of ways…


A decadent Valentine’s experience! Celebrate Valentine's Day with a touch of luxury and romance at specialist Thai Day Spa, Lotus at Siam.


et amongst Cashmere's award-winning Swan Lake Gardens, with its tranquil surroundings of large trees, sweeping lawns, freshwater lake and majestic swans, Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa deliver a holistic and rejuvenating experience, and offer the perfect indulgence for couples on Valentine's Day. Spoil your loved one and enjoy a wonderful experience together with their couple's pampering packages - relax in one of their luxuriously appointed couple's therapy rooms with a Couple's Hot Stone Massage, the Couple's

Elemis Anti-ageing Facial or the wonderful Restore The Romance package, beginning with a relaxing spa bath together followed by a soothing 90 minute Aromatherapy Massage. Or treat your special someone to a gift voucher for the ultimate in pampering with one of Lotus at

Siam's decadent treatments to enjoy on their own, from their men's and women's facials, massage therapies, pregnancy massage to reflexology, body scrubs or hot stone massage. Lotus at Siam makes treating your special someone easy, purchase your gift vouchers online or at the spa, plus they also offer electronic gift vouchers (if you're rushed for time)! Visit to peruse their exquisite treatments or call today and indulge your loved one in the ultimate experience for Valentine's Day.

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Ride the blue wave Although autumn will soon be upon us, there is no reason for cool summer colours to migrate to the back of the wardrobe just yet! Powder, electric or navy – blue is the colour of calm tranquillity and these easy hues epitomise Ketz-ke's transitional and collected style...


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he Ketz-ke autumn collection is filled with fun prints and relaxed shapes, showing plenty of flowing dresses featuring pastel coloured prints and feminine lengths, adeptly transporting the wearer from day to night. With comfort at its core, the Relax Hoody Cape is perfect for chillier evening strolls, or simply layered over the esplanade top and March pants for a barbeque at a friend's. Stockist details: Sprint Dress RRP$185

Relax Hoody Cape RRP$185 and Black Clover Skirt RRP$125

Esplanade Top RRP$98 and March Trackpant, RRP$145

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New era for NZ fashion icon There is a new look inside the doors at Shanton. A new owner, fresh fashion and an exclusive Christchurch location at Barrington, are all part of a new era in the life of the Shanton fashion brand.


wner Juliana Yelavich brings 30 years of experience in the rag trade, both in New Zealand and Australia, to the Shanton name - a name synonymous with offering great and affordable women's fashion for 35 years. “It is a fabulous opportunity to revitalise and re-energise the iconic Shanton brand and bring it back to an international level,” says Juliana, with 14 stores open nationwide and their online store due to be released early this year. Shanton's new look follows a commitment to improved quality fabric

and better fit, with fresh garments delivered in store every two weeks. Inspired by international trends and unique design elements that resonate with New Zealand women, each collection is available in a full range of sizes and at a very reasonable price point. Seasonal stories feature on-trend looks, with rich shades of blue, splashes of gold and soft fabrics for the summer, and arriving soon the Autumn 2016 Collection, Dusky Nights, with a touch of floral, dusky hues and romantic tones All stores also offer personal styling

inspiration sessions for customers, along with VIP nights showcasing their new collections. The arrival of Shanton adds to the great selection of fashion and footwear already available at Barrington, with something for everyone and the pleasure of a relaxed shopping environment. Visit Shanton at Barrington, open seven days at 256 Barrington Street.

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Longer hemlines are trending this summer and elongated lengths look popular for the coming cooler season…




he midi – somewhere below the knee and above the ankle – is proving the most popular. This classic length looks good with flats and sneakers for a pared down look, and equally stylish with an elegant, spindly heel for a more classic dressy look. While these longer lengths can take a while to adjust to, that swishing feel of fabric and the graceful style of a longer length skirt adds elegance that skims the female form in flattering flair. From simple sheath dresses to flamboyant cocktail attire, fashion's focus is all about length.

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Bear in mind that when wearing a longer length skirt or dress everything is magnified – there's more fullness, more print repetition and more colour. Too much going on, or a pattern that is too bold, can be overpowering and unflattering.

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like a challenge,” says Sophie, a senior qualified hairdresser and barber with 10 years of experience in the industry. Sophie is equally at home with colouring as she is cutting, with the lob, a collar length bob, one of the cuts of the season. In sleek styles or a beachy look, with or without a fringe, it is a cut that Sophie says suits every face shape. Colour is Tash's speciality, particularly balayage and new colour trend, tortoiseshell. “Balayage and ombre have long been the hottest hair looks but this summer it's all about the tortoiseshell hair!” says Tash, with the beautifully blended look achieved by using golden, caramel, chestnut and chocolate tones. “If you are looking for a new look for the New Year I would love to help you achieve this.” Misty is loving the challenge of her new work environment, and offers the latest trends in hair ups to their clients. For the summer season she says this has been all about braids - worn up or in low ponytails, braids can be mixed with an unstructured beach look and easily adapted to each client's hair length. Experience the Bliss look for yourself – call (03) 366 5530 or (03) 366 0617, visit and like them on Facebook.

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Femininity is back in vogue this summer with emphasis on broderie and lace, longer length dresses, delicate florals and soft prints in a wide selection of dresses and skirts. Sheer fabrics float over the feminine form in lighter shades from soft pinks and peaches to creams and white. Add classic stiletto court shoes and you'll be stepping out like a lady.

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


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Give the gift of luxurious pampering


hamps-Elysées Day Spa will be opening their doors, especially for you and your loved one, on the most romantic day of the year and providing French bubbly and chocolates to their Valentine's Day couples. You will also have the chance to win a night for two people and breakfast at the exclusive Peppers Clearwater Resort when you purchase a luxurious Valentine's Day Gift Voucher from the award winning ChampsElysées Day Spa. Are you searching for the ultimate gift to celebrate your romance? What better way to show you care than a gift that keeps on giving glorious pampering for an entire year! The Champs-Elysées Diamond Club is an exclusive 12-month membership which includes: Ÿ Monthly Champs-Elysées Diamond Club Facial Ÿ Monthly 30-minute spa service of your choice Ÿ Luxury Spa Party for you and two friends including antipasto platter and French bubbly Ÿ Exclusive invitation to Champs-Elysées Diamond Club events

This Valentine's Day, what better way to show you care than a gift that keeps on giving luxurious pampering for an entire year?

Ÿ 10% discount on additional spa services and retail purchases The Diamond Club offers incredible value, saving you over $1,200 and providing exclusive benefits. What could be better than putting aside precious time every month to truly relax, nourish your body and enhance your sense of wellbeing? The Luxury Spa Party is a perfect excuse to spend time with good friends


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while sharing a glorious spa experience together. If you prefer massage, the ChampsElysées Massage Club provides monthly full body massages at an incredible price plus additional benefits. Some conditions apply so please contact the friendly team for further information on (03) 365 3630 or visit


Timeless resort wear


ana Boutique has recently introduced celebrated Australian designer, Camilla. Camilla Franks launched her debut collection of bold kaftans over 10 years ago and marked a pioneering moment for resort wear in Australia and globally. Renowned for her use of vibrant colour, digital prints, bohemian detailing and intricate craftsmanship, Camilla is luxurious, individualistic and timeless.

The Rainbow Road Drop Shoulder Playsuit RRP$539 The Bosphorous Dress with Long Split Overlay RRP$649 Topkapi Sky V Neck Short Dress with Tie RRP$549 Topkapi Sky Shoestring Strap Full Hem Top RRP$329 Sultans Gate Crossfront Bodysuit RRP$369

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For complete denture services contact the team at ME2 DENTURE STUDIO We specialise in: New Dentures Partial Dentures Same Day Denture Relines Relines Repairs Denture Refitting


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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Back to School With the end of the summer holiday season arrives the time to prepare for a new school year. Get your family ready, with everything from the very latest stationery, to the more practical exercise books and fun footwear, at South City Shopping Centre.


e all know how important it is to get our children into correctly tting shoes for their young developing feet, and this is especially true when it comes to school shoes. So it's great peace of mind to know the sta at Hannahs are trained to t children's shoes, and have also just introduced brand new tting technology to help make the school shoe buying process easier for young kids and adults alike. Simply drop into Hannahs at South City this 'Back to School' period and try out their new Clarks iPad Fitting Experience which uses bespoke technology designed to not only get the best t for your child's feet, but be a fun and interactive experience for young boys and girls. Hannahs has a great range of school shoes for kids and seniors from just $49.95 including trusted brands such as Clarks, Sure t, Julius Marlow, Hush Puppies and more. For school footwear with a little style visit Street Legal. They have a great choice in black casual footwear from Vans and

Simply drop into Hannahs at South City this 'Back to School' period and try out their new Clarks iPad Fitting Experience. Converse. Go for black on black in canvas or leather, in old 'skool' from Vans, or the choice of high or low tops from Converse. There are sizes for the entire family too, from toddlers right through to large sizes for senior students. Try their Julius Marlow range of dress shoes for something a little smarter for senior students, and importantly a shoe that has proven to wear very well. Next stop is lling their backpack and Paper Plus has a great selection in creative stationery from Spencil. Forget hours wrestling with cover seal for school books. Spencil has school book covers that simply slip on, designed to be used more than once. This year's designs have something for everyone from boys and girls themed, to unisex and young adult designs.

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Mix with Spencil's insulated soft canvas lunch boxes or washable neoprene lunch bags, their barrel or large A4 pencil cases, or sports bags and homework bags – all with a choice in fun designs. For the young adult who loves colouring they also have hardhead pencil cases with flaps and pockets to hold all the pens and pencils of the trade.


Spencil has school book covers that simply slip on, designed to be used more than once.

Whitcoulls is the place to go for the essentials for learning. Check out their Whitcoulls brand A4 200 leaf value pad, four-pack of highlighters in assorted colours and their non-toxic, washable and acid free glue sticks. Decorate your room with learning material and inspiration using the original reusable adhesive, Bostik Blu Tack. Finally, before you send them out the door for the first day back at school, tidy up that overgrown holiday hair with a stylish cut at Haircuts for Haircuts. Visit South City Shopping Centre, open daily at 555 Colombo Street.






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For the young & curious

photographers, students of New Zealand art history, or anyone who wants to sample the extraordinary range of images made in this country by our photographers. It is a book about darkness and light, about careful planning and doing things on the spur of the moment, about the quickness of digital photography and the slowness of old technology. It's a woman driving a tractor and a kid in a Colgate tube, a rock at Ngauruhoe and a Wahine survivor on a cart, it's sur es and



hotography was invented the year before the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. Within a few years, cameras were charting the life and times of people at this end of the planet. See What I Can See is an introduction to New Zealand photography that will appeal to young and curious


'See What I Can See: New Zealand Photography For the Young and Curious' is a hardback book by Gregory O'Brien. It's a book about darkness and light, about sur es and sel es and cabbages the size of kings

sel es and cabbages the size of kings. See What I Can See is also a celebration of the camera the New Zealand that it captured, and the artists who wielded it. 'It's about looking beyond the obvious and nding things that are hidden away,' says O'Brien. Gregory O'Brien, popular arts commentator and reviewer, independent writer, painter and art curator spent much of his early life in Auckland. He trained as a journalist and worked as a newspaper reporter in Northland before returning to study art

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history and English at Auckland University. He migrated south to Wellington in 1990, where he still lives with his partner, poet Jenny Bornholdt. O'Brien is the author of two multiaward-winning introductions to art for the young and curious: Welcome to the South Seas (2004) and Back and Beyond (2008), which both won the Non-Fiction Prize at the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young People. RRP $34.99. Available from all good book stores.

We cater for all ages, including adults and all ranges of ability. Accepting Enrolments Now

You can find us just off Buchanans Rd, Hornby!

Ph. 03 260 2220


More than a


Kiwis cycling

More than one million New Zealanders regularly get on their bikes, and that number is growing.


he NZ Transport Agency has a target of 10 million more cycling trips annually by 2019, and national cycling manager Dougal List says he's heartened by reaching the million milestone. “It's fantastic that more than a quarter of our population are getting out on their bike – and the research shows that a further 407,000 are intending to take up cycling in the next six months so we're on track for 10 million journeys annually by 2019 – if not sooner.” The Transport Agency launched its annual Bike Wise programme this month, which Dougal hopes will encourage even more Kiwis to take up New Zealand's fastest growing method of transport.

The annual summer celebration includes Bike Wise Month in February 2016. “There are plenty of activities taking place up and down the country during the Bike Wise programme which provides some great opportunities for people to get involved. “More Kiwis cycling to work, to keep fit or simply for fun is positive for both the individuals and for our transport networks.” There is a full calendar of cycling events across New Zealand, including Big Bike Tune Ups, where mechanics conduct free maintenance checks to ensure bikes are safe, road-worthy and a good fit for the cyclist, and events aimed at building new riders' confidence. The calendar of events can be found at

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The many virtues of


“Yoga helps you to fall asleep sooner and improves sleep quality.”

Come and join the HOOPLA

Dedicated yoga practitioners have been touting the virtues of yoga for thousands of years, but the benefits go beyond just improving flexibility.


Fun Hoop for & Fitness HULA HOOPS come in a range of colours are made in Canterbury. In2hula hoop for fitness classes are now open! Purchase your hoop or book your place in a class for 2016 at 0800466779

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ictoria Pomeroy, co-owner of Flow Hot Yoga, along with Greta Wilkinson and Jessica Smith, says one of the lesser known benefits of yoga is its ability to fight stress. “Practising yoga reduces our perception of stress, which changes how our bodies respond. There's also evidence that it can help anxiety and depression too.” As well as an effective stress-buster, yoga also promotes relaxation. A relaxed mind and body means better sleep and good sleep is important for all aspects of a healthy life. “Yoga helps you to fall asleep sooner and improves sleep quality, so much so that some people actually need less sleep if they hit the mat regularly.” Then there are the tangible benefits like

soothing physical ailments, easing pain and core strengthening. Yoga is also good for breathing, emotional stability, weight control, releasing tension and boosting immunity. And there's one more reason to roll out the mat: Flow Hot Yoga in Riccarton. With a focus on balance, energy, harmony and strength, Flow Hot Yoga offers classes for all levels. Classes are heated to various temperatures using a sophisticated heating system that provides a clean, healthy environment to maximise therapeutic benefits. With 16 teachers and 52 classes a week, Flow Hot Yoga has a class to suit every level. Until 29 February, annual memberships are just $1,099 for unlimited yoga. Visit


Amazing adventures at sea For local and international visitors alike, Banks Peninsula has much to offer: amazing wildlife, the world’s rarest dolphins, wide views of giant volcanic cliffs, undiscovered beaches, as well as the Akaroa township to enjoy and explore.


lack Cat Cruises offer visitors a plethora of activities: swimming with dolphins, harbour cruises, trips to Quail Island, Diamond Harbour and Lyttelton, even private charters. This year marks the company's 30th year of operation, quite an achievement considering it was set up with one exfishing boat, which carried eight passengers. Today there are seven vessels, carrying up to 99 passengers. Facilities include hot water to warm swimmers up and tea and coffee facilities. The visitor numbers are up to 3.5 million passengers annually and Black Cat Cruises are putting on an extra boat this summer to cope with the demand. “Canterbury, particularly in terms of international visitors, will probably have a record number this year,” says Tim Hunter,

chief executive of Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism (CCT). Visitors get to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience, view the world's smallest and rarest dolphins and their calves, seal pups, and all in a unique volcanic crater. “There are plenty of opportunities for locals to experience their own back yard, we offer a trip to Quail Island for family picnics and cater for private functions: birthdays, 21sts, and Christmas functions. We are flexible and can take guests to find a sheltered bay to enjoy their event,” adds Paul Milligan, Chief Executive Black Cat Cruises. For more information go to, or phone (03) 304 7641.

A unique opportunity to visit markets, vide-greniers and brocante dealers in the Loire Valley, to buy with our expert assistance, and have your treasures shipped home. Small, intimate groups of six, a well-planned itinerary with seven nights accommodation in a 12th century Benedictine priory. .

September 5th to 12th or September 13th to 20th For more information: 03 304 8760 029 770 5153

French Language & Cultural Centre

Enrolments all levels, beginners to advanced

913 Colombo Street Christchurch Ph. 365 8370 Metropol January 28, 2016 35

By Cheryl Colley


Summer is when the Antigua Boat Sheds Cafe is at its most enticing. There can be little more idyllic a setting for breakfast, brunch or lunch than on the deck at the restaurant overlooking the tranquil Avon River.

Idyllic café on the banks of the Avon


he Antigua Boat Sheds have been part of Christchurch's history for over 130 years. They were erected in 1882 for the express purpose of providing recreational facilities for the citizens of Christchurch. The Boat Sheds are still home to that traditional and iconic pastime – boating – but they are also home to an excellent cafe and catering service. The Boat Shed Café offers an extensive range of menus to suit all tastes and occasions. Why not try their delicious and filling breakfast classics like French toast and pancake stacks, or some of their

lighter breakfast fare? The lunch menu offers a tasty café-style take on a great range of Kiwi favourites, such as toasted sandwiches and fish and chips, in addition to more sophisticated dishes such as warm teriyaki chicken and orange salad. There is

a wide selection of slices and cakes in the cabinet too, for that sweet morsel to complete a meal. A children's menu and a gluten-free menu are available as well, or you could even try one of the Boat Shed Cafe's famous picnic hampers on the river bank. Planning a party or function? The cafe can host groups of up to 60. Enjoy a gourmet BBQ on the deck with your work or social group, or opt for the cocktail catering menu. Call (03) 366 6768, email or call in and see the team at the cafe - 2 Cambridge Terrace.

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Christchurch’s Historic Boatsheds Open 7 Days for Breakfast & Brunch

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Savoury tart flavour hit New Zealand food writer, Emma Galloway learned to love fresh, healthy and delicious food growing up in a creative whole-food-loving family. Her passion shines through in the delectable recipes and photographs in her debut cookbook, My Darling Lemon Thyme: Recipes from my real food kitchen as does her philosophy that natural, whole food should be avoursome, fun and easy to prepare.

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

Life’s too short for mediocrity… DUX DINE

2014 & 2015

breakfast lunch dinner I’m immensely proud of Dux Dine where our menu reflects my own personal dietary inclinations – fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes that are created to be perfectly balanced, using the highest quality, locally caught seafood and seasonal produce – much of it grown in our own organic garden. Whether you are after your morning espresso at the breakfast bar, a lunch in our sun drenched verandah, a platter in the verdant courtyard, or a glass of wine or beer in our peaceful lounge bar. Whatever your inclination, we’ll be here, ready to welcome you to experience hospitality as it should be – because your every food and wine adventure matters to us. 28 Riccarton Road,

Ph: 03 348 1436

From 7am Mon-Friday, From 9am Sat & Sun

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By Nicholas Henare


Buon appetito! “Chi mangia, bene mangia Italiano” translation: “who eats well, eats Italian”.


t's their motto and one I wholeheartedly agree with. The love of Italian food runs deep in Canterbury and Casa Nostra is the home of Italian cuisine. It permeates Italian culture from its rustic Italian ambient interior to its menu of the authentic Italian foods we love so much. Who can go past their Schiacciata, try and say that one after a Sangria or two, or three, an Italian flat bread stretched by hand, covered in delicious toppings of your choice. I watched as the pasta was being made fresh and started to salivate as the smell of fresh pasta sauces wafted in my direction. You close your eyes and you're in Rome.

You close your eyes and you're in Rome. There's Al fresco dining outside for those wonderful summer nights and the staff are fantastic at making your experience truly memorable. Fresh herbs, fresh sauces made from the start. No short cuts. Good honest Italian cooking whether it's an Antipasti, Zuppa, Insalate, Contorni, Risotto or any other Italian word on the menu, it all says one thing at Casa Nostra,

delicious food. Open seven days, 5pm till late at 2 Waterman Place in Ferrymead, that's the restaurant area on Ferry road. I could write a novel on just the menu choices, but I really think you should try it for yourself. Give them a call on (03) 384 3186. Casa Nosta means “Our Home” and that's exactly how it feels. Buon appetito, Enjoy! DINE LIKE ROYALTY AT THE

Historic Oaks Homestead

An exquisite fine dining experience for corporate seminars, functions and events and lunch on weekdays and the weekend. We specialize in top class service and food served with elegance. Also available for private formal dinners for that special occasion, boutique weddings and cocktail parties.

Lunch: Wed-Sun 12pm-3pm Dinner: Wed-Sun from 6pm (Bookings Essential)

Located at CNR Main West Coast Rd & Clintons Road, Darfield Phone 03 318 7686

Eat in genuine Italian family style with genuine Italian food made by our genuine Italian owner Try the exciting new additions to our menu including Schiacciata (skiah-CHA-tah) – a delicious Italian pizza alternative. (A hand stretched Tuscan flatbread loaded with toppings & packed with taste)

You can dine either from our a-la-carte menu or the Italian Family way with shared Platters and Serves down the middle of the table

Now BYO 5

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(Wine Only)


By Nicholas Henare

Discover Chch's fabulous functional art You've probably seen some of the magnificent work from Flaxton Iron; you just haven't known you have. As you've sat there having that beverage or that tasty meal your eyes may have been gazing over some of what can only be termed as “functional art”.


laxton Iron has fitted out over 250 of Canterbury's best businesses for the last 21 years. From King of Snake and Harlequin, Chinwag to Spice Paragon to name a few. They're even working on the brand new Winnie Bagoes in Rangiora as I write. Building specific designs for such well known chefs as Jonny Schwass and Tony Astle is no easy task, requirements need to work as well as look good and the demands are always fully met by Flaxton Iron's team. They have both the experience and the skills to turn dreams into reality, working in copper, glass, stainless steel, cast iron and even stone. If an architect can dream it, Flaxton Iron does the hard yards and brings it into reality. The Flaxton team pride themselves on delivering the design finished, on time. Although their main business is commercial work, everyone who needs that something special done, from

If an architect can dream it, Flaxton Iron does the hard yards and brings it into reality.

chandeliers to the wrought iron gate, that unique BBQ or home teppanyaki. Yes teppanyaki! Glenn trained as a Teppanyaki Chef in Tokyo for two years to gain that skill. If you or your business needs that something special give them a call on (03) 312 8038 or go to to chat to the good blokes at Flaxton Iron. Let them get your job done, and done right, on time.


being the most delicious café in the World…

Thai Cuisine now available every evening 5pm-9pm Dine-In or Takeaway

Whether you are visiting our café for breakfast, lunch or a snack from our food cabinet, you will be impressed. We also have a fantastic kids menu including Eggs Benedict Private functions for 20-30 people and outside catering available

53 Caulfield Avenue, Longhurst, Halswell Ph. 03 261 9043

Valentine's Day Of OfStyx StyxMill Mill


Sunday 14 February A celebration of Love &

Good Food!

Welcome champagne & chocolate Celebration table setting Three-course celebration menu A surprise gift from the staff

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Call now to book your Valentine's Day Dinner. Two settings available for the night

158 Hussey Road, Styx Mill, Christchurch

Merivale invites you to taste their exquisite NEW Summer Menu... with the classic favourites to the new summer dishes 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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A gift of high quality that will be remembered Imagine giving family and friends our Gift Certificates to the value you decide, to allow the recipient to select their own cut of the high quality dry aged beef.

Cashmere Cuisine Ph.(03) 03 3326071 - 18 Colombo Street

We are proud to be the only Christchurch stockist of the world famous Lieber Pies from Fairlie Bakehouse. New artwork instore and gourmet relishes

MRS DENTON'S Fine. Food. Fast 168a Kendal Ave, Burnside Mon-Fri 7-4pm Sat 8.30am-3pm Facebook Ph 03 357 4516 027 469 0206

NEED A CELEBRATION CAKE? Come into Divine's Specialty Cake Store at 160 Blenheim Road to organise the cake of your dreams. Divine – Your Local Bakers Blenheim Road l The Palms l Northlands l Westfield

Melton Estate Sparkling Riesling “Summer Love” 2015 Summer Love” by name and by taste is the acclaimed celebration wine from Melton Estate easily our most popular wine. It's now back in stock for 2015 and ideal for summer sipping. Price at: 750ml is $25 per bottle 375ml bottle is $14 per bottle Available only at Melton Estate Winery or online at

Spoil yourself with our own special blend “New City” Coffee, house roasted to ensure a fresh, delicious cup. Delicious English and European Cuisine with healthy options for Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Afternoon Tea. Open Mon-Fri 7.00am-5.00pm Sat- Sun & public holidays 8am-5pm

Cafe Metro Cranford Street Merivale Ferrymead Ph. 03 356 1835

“catering to order” work shouts, parties, picnics or just beacause! club sandwiches, savouries, filled rolls, slices, cream cakes, birthday cakes & much more

HALSWELL BAKERY & CAFÉ 346 Halswell Rd Open 7 days Ph. 322-4600

Yoshimura Sushi & Bento Lunch Box Our Bento Boxes will delight your taste buds. A variety of combinations available, as well as our Sushi, salad and more made fresh daily. 7 Normans Road, Strowan Phone 03 355 6191

‘Fratelli Molinari’ Italian Balsamic vinegar is a great addition on your salads, meat, fish or as an ingredient for your sauces. Available from

The Crowded House Coffee Company. 23 Islington Ave,Waterloo Business Park Phone (03) 348 5089

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Healthy gourmet salads are now available from our shop front 104 Staveley Street, Avonhead. Tuesday - Friday 6.30am - 1.30pm. Check out our brand new website Be a healthier you this year!



A family business with menus tailored to each individual client, G&T Catering and Events can look after your next function.

G&T Catering and Events info@gtcateringandevents P. 022 425 8628

My Home Chef Catering and Private Chef services Book a live Cooking Demonstration at My Home Chef, and get to watch me cook for you (maximum of 8 people). Afterwards enjoy a fabulous three-course dinner. 'In your home' chef service and classes are also available Ph. 03 3596444 Mobile 0277726022

Delicious South Island sourced Wild Venison used by many of NZ's top chefs and now available for you to experience this quality in the comfort of your own home with the ease of home delivery. Wholesale available. To order, call us on (03) 348 2573 or email: facebook/main-divide-meat-products-ltd

Dorothy’s Pop Up Tearooms is available to cater for your special occasion. Tea, sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, and delectable homemade cakes.

Dorothy’s Pop Up Tearooms Dorothy is at the Commons corner of Kilmore and Durham Streets every Friday Afternoon (weather dependent) from 1 - 4pm until Easter. Ph. 021 138 6110

Baked fresh with love for that someone special in your life! This Valentines day give the gift of Sweet Revenge, you won’t be disappointed! Call us today to place an order for collection or delivery.

Sweet Revenge Ph:03 3528815

Decant is a wine shop - the largest range of European wine in the South Is. Decant is a licensed café - really good food, superb coffee. Decant is a deli - a great selection of French cheeses. Decant is… - visit our website

Piccolo Ristorante Italiano 8 Somerfield street Christchurch ph 3379424 Reservations required.

Italian Food We Are

Una Bakery Fresh Handcrafted Convenient Underground coffee Friendly, helpful staff

73 Centaurus Rd, Huntsbury Ph: 337 8214. E:

Imagine a delicious Gourmet Bagel toasted and topped with our delicious handmade Schmears, preserves or spreads unique to Stolen Bagel. Accompanied by a Wakey wakey or Jungle boy smoothie

Stolen Bagel 263 Lincoln Road Ph 335 0172 Hours: Mon-Sat 7.30am-3.30pm, Sun 9am-3pm Metropol January 28, 2016 41



Bring home a taste of New Zealand summer. Aroha Drinks offers a range of boutique Sparkling and Still fruit drinks, and a variety of Cordials perfect for those long summer days Available in New World Supermarkets and cafes throughout New Zealand. P. (03) 341 1183 E.

We are excited to introduce our latest range of beautiful teas from Storm & India tea sisters – bespoke, organic, up-lifting….. start 2016 with a refreshing brew.

J'aime les Macarons The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street, Christchurch Ph (03) 366 9108

Be inspired this summer and enjoy Al Fresco dining with gorgeous ceramics, condiments from our Gourmet Essentials range, and match with a crisp, cold Waipara Valley Riesling, perfection! Pukeko Junction Regional Wine Centre & Gallery 458 Ashworths Road SH 1, Leithfield, North Canterbury P. (03) 314 8867

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All Burgers created with our 100% original recipe. Famous Angus Beef Burgers with secret Teriyaki Sauce. Modern Japanese Fusion Food at its best!

Burger Ninja Located at 52 Riccarton Rd OPEN Tue-Fri 10.00am-2pm & 4pm-6pm Also at Riccarton Farmers Market Sat & Riccarton Racecourse Sun

Always enjoy a good glass of wine while you're cooking a meal! And I'm known to regularly quote “Wine makes living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance” by Benjamin Franklin He knows what he's talking about! Purchase Ataahua Wine at Ballantynes, Pukeko Junction or online

Kidds Cakes and Bakery From the new summer menu at Kidd's. Grilled harrisa spiced chicken, red onion, oranges, avocado and tomato, with a mint yoghurt dressing. A perfect choice for lunch this summer at $14.50. 254 Cranford St Ph. (03) 355 6921 Like us on Kidds-Cakes-and-Bakery


Fresh to Wigram – fresh baked – fresh served for either take away or dine in. Atomic Coffee Home made Pies Excellent Service Coffee Cube We tick all the right boxes 5 Avenger Crescent, Wigram Ph 027 531 4689

IN HOME DINING You don't have to go out to have a great dining experience, we come to you! From an intimate dinner for two, or cocktails & canapes for twenty to al a carte dining for two hundred, we can tailor a package for you.

Eaton Drink Co. P.(03) 550 1316

M.(021) 210 6318

Edendale - an experience – not just a café Enjoy the experience of a breakfast, lunch or dinner at the popular West Melton Community Centrepoint. Functions, Business Meetings, Live Music and special Souled Out events. However you imagine it – we will make it happen!

Edendale Cafe

Mon-Wed 8am-5pm, Thurs-Fri 8am-9pm Sat-Sun 8am-5pm Cnr Main West Coast Road & Sandy Knolls Road Ph 027 396 9955 (text or ph orders welcome)


Vibrant café a popular local Café Kudos is one of those cafés most people have been to. With so many people using it as a local because of its position at 235 Annex Road.


t has a great range of food produced on site to create a fresh, vibrant mix of choices for the ever discerning café cultured Cantabrian. Dairy free, gluten free but not taste free options are available. Perhaps it's one of their fantastic smoothies, try the berry or vegetable juices, all bespoke, that's right, whatever combination you want! Is it breakfast you need? The “Brekky special” can fill anyone's needs whether it's a classic breakfast or an option that's a little lighter, at a great price, to get your day started right. They also have a function room which you can hire for that important company meeting and of course they have a range of catering options. If it's a 21st birthday or just that family get together where you don't need any more stress than you already have, let café Kudos take the monkey off your back and sort it for you. Open 7am to 4pm Monday to Thursday and 7am to 6.30pm on Fridays. There's a happy hour on Friday for that after work catch-up and with so many businesses in the area you know it's always going to be a popular destination. Give them a call on (03) 338 1801 or just drop in to 235 Annex Road for your Café Kudos experience.

The place to be...

LITTLE MERCHANTS COFFEE Coffee Shop · Specialty School

18 Bernard St, Addington Phone 03-338 5700


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


Mouth Watering Meat for your BBQ



Made with traditional Vietnamese ingredients


Huge range of delicious BBQ products you'll just love the atmosphere, food and entertainment at The Colombo's Café & Bar hotspot The Colombo Shop 23 - 363 Colombo St Ph. 3777 699

BUSH INN CENTRE Cnr Riccarton & Waimairi Rd P. 348 5043 Open 7 day's


Vietnamese coffee also available

Open 7 days

Richmond Village Fully licensed & BYO Ph.389 999 78 Dine-in /takeaway Metropol January 28, 2016 43

DINING Riccarton

Stellar Restaurant Riccarton Contemporary European Dinning Riccarton Cuisine dinning in a fabulous environment, surrounded by an amazing star gazing setting. Salmon, Lamb, Scallops, Fish, Beef dishes priced from $12 - $26 BOOK NOW for Valentine’s Specials 10% Off

Opening Hours: Breakfast and lunch 9am to 2.30pm Dinner 5.30 to late close




SAVOIRE Café of Bishopdale

Book the rst table of the night at participating Christchurch restaurants and you'll get 50% OFF the FOOD BILL for 2 to 4 DINERS! Choose from 24 fantastic Christchurch restaurants. Use promo code METROPOL to get $5 FREE CREDIT!*

Book now at

Fancy a delicious light meal in our sunny, sheltered courtyard? Or perhaps just drop in for a refreshing coffee and cake. Small or large groups welcome for breakfast, brunch or lunch – pre-order to save time.

Hours: Mon to Fri 7:30am to 4pm Sat 8am to 4pm Sun 8.30am to 4pm

Open Tuesday to Sunday Level 1, 235 Riccarton Road Reservations Phone : 03 3456 888

Waimairi/North Beach *Promo code can only be used on new sign ups. $5 free credit to be used towards booking fee. Booking fee is normally $10 per reservation. Credit must be used within 30 days of signing up.

333 Harewood Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch


Phone (03) 360 0996



Book with us for

BEACH CAFE Take your taste buds on a beachside stroll. Feel the sand between your toes and then just walk over the road to our beach café to taste our new summer menu, and supreme coffee. Boasting a great kids menu, play area and even your dog is welcome in the courtyard.

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Dessert Specials and a Complimentary Gift


A great place to soak up the sun over a long lunch or linger over dinner in our homely restaurant. Relaxed or casual with separate bar, restaurant and large outdoor area. Fully Licensed - A la Carte

Trevinos - The perfect party venue Bar/Restaurant Private function room Private Marquee A la carte or Set Menus Available Great Location- ample free parking

Join us on Facebook Cnr Riccarton Rd & Monavale Ave FULLY LICENCED CAFÉ

Phone: 03 343 5378

69 Centaurus Road Cashmere Restaurant




Phone (03) 337 2227


Open Monday - Thursday 11am to 12am, Friday & Saturday 11am - 1am and Sunday 11am to 10pm

Beach Café 16a Beach Road, Waimairi Beach Phone: 03 382 8599

Book your romantic dinner with us at Trevinos

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DINING Addington


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


147 Esplanade Clock Tower End Sumner Ph. 03 326 7923


SPECTATORS 7 day Bar & Bistro $10 Burger & Beer Deal We will have our ‘game day’ $10 Burger & Beer* deal available on Saturday 30 January from 4.30pm for the Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners A-League game at AMI Stadium. This deal will also be available for the 2016 Crusaders home games. See our website for more details including a list of dates and times. * beer can be exchanged for a house wine, cider or soft drink.

Opening Hours:

Phone (03) 339 7915

7 days bar & bistro located at Addington Raceway







Celebrate the year of the Monkey at Chi Kitchen with one of our authentic new dishes or enjoy at home with our delicious take-away menu available until late!

Your central city farmers market offering local, fresh produce including organic veges, wholesale owers, free range eggs, artisan bakery, venison, cheese, homemade pickles, arts and crafts / giftware.

Call today to make your reservation!

Many delicious, ready to eat food options, amazing coffee and food trucks. Family friendly with live entertainment and retro sports gear.

Reservations: (03) 371 2442 or

Open every Sunday 9.30 - 2.30 (rain or shine) at The Commons (cnr Durham & Kilmore Streets, former Crowne Plaza Site)

30 Victoria Street Christchurch Phone: (03) 371 2442

Mon - Thur 7am-4pm Fri 7am-6:30pm 235 Annex Road Middleton Phone (03) 338 1801





Open Wednesday – Sunday from 5.30pm til late. R20 venue.

Private booths, comfy couches and tables which can all be pre-booked for a special business mee ng or celebra on Air-condi oned boardroom for hire, with plush sea ng for 16 people. Evening func ons free hire for groups of 40 plus Kudos is licensed; selling beers and wines - $6 beer and wine on Friday nights along with a snack menu. Catering service available


Monday - 7.30am til 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday – 7.30am til late Saturday & Sunday – 11am til late 65 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington Raceway


COOKAI GOLD JAPANESE CUISINE Chef Toshi and the team welcome you to dine with us Book now for VALENTINES DAY! LUNCH: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 12pm - 2pm DINNER: Monday - Saturday 5.30 pm - 9.30pm CLOSED: Sunday

493 Papanui Rd, Christchurch Email

Phone (03) 366 8688 or 0278288822


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Sasfying & delicious

Ginger Fru Squares Ingredients: Base 1/2 C + 1 tsp salted butter softened 2/3 C white sugar 1 Tbsp golden syrup 1 large egg 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 C sultanas or raisins 1/4 C crystalized ginger, chopped 1/4 C dried apricots or prunes, chopped 1-1/4 C plain flour Icing 3-1/2 Tbsp salted butter 1 Tbsp golden syrup 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 3/4 C powdered icing sugar

Method: Preheat oven to 180C Lightly grease the base of a 20x30cm sponge roll tin Base Cream butter and sugar, add golden syrup and beat well. Beat egg and vanilla and mix in. Stir in the dried fruits. Sift flour in and mix to combine. Spread into prepared tin. Bake for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and leave to cool a little. Ice while still warm. Cut into squares when almost cold. Icing Melt together the butter, golden syrup, ginger and vanilla, then add sufficient icing sugar to make a spreadable consistency.

Natasha MacAller, author of Vanilla Table – The essence of exquisite cooking from the world's best chefs, shares Tui Flower's interpretation of an old fashioned favourite…


Celebrating 9 years of beautiful food and service

Handmade pasta & pizza Three Boys Beer on tap Stunning wine list Live Music every Sunday afternoon on THE DECK 328 7517 47 London Street, Lyttelton

Everyone is talking about our delicious Thai!

Wed & Thurs $18 pizza and $20 pasta

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

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

Get a FREE TipTop Ice Cream when you spend $30 or more!

Like our facebook page to be in to WIN Sushi & Sashimi Party Platter!

MERIVALE GOURMET SEAFOOD 233 Papanui Road, Merivale Phone 03 355 6733 46 January 28, 2016 Metropol

Extensive menu including a special lunch

From only



61 Victoria Street (Opposite the Casino) Ph. 03 365 2400 Dine in our fully licensed restaurant - BYO option


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 28 January Churchills Live Music Venue: Local Jam Sessionz, 8:15pm. Open mic Miller Bar: Bobby Lee, 8.30pm. The Turf Sports Bar: The Thursday Revolver, 8pm. DJ The Wave Bar: Karaoke with Thomas, 8:30pm. The Fitz Bar & Eatery: Thursday Night Pool Competition, 7pm Friday 29 January Civil & Naval, Lyttelton: The Bigger Picture. Local Hip Hop talents Flux & Seaside and DJ Willy Styles. 9pm -1am Miller Bar: Absolut, 9.30pm. The Twisted Hop: Manuka Hunnies, 7:30pm. Folk Darkroom: Nice Blocks Present Tali & Georgie Fisher Summer Tour, 8pm. Singer-Songwriter Strange & Co: Strange Behaviour with Sacha Vee and Arii Jade, 8pm. Djs CPIT: Radius The Big Picture Tour, 8pm. Blues Trevinos Bar & Restaurant: X Files, 9pm. Covers Pegasus Arms Restaurant & Bar: Nick Lee, 8pm. Covers Robbie's Bar & Bistro: DJ Chick, 8pm.

Cathedral Square: The Old Dogs Rock the Food Trucks, 6:30pm. Covers The Wave Bar: DJ D'vine, 8:30pm Bowl and Jack: Vander eld DJs, 7:30pm Saturday 30 January Miller Bar: Decoy Duck, 9.30pm. The Cotton Club: Donell Lewis. RnB The Auricle: Experimental 2016 - Kelsely Abaza, 8pm. Electronica Civil & Naval, Lyttelton: 'Summer School' In collaboration with MAINZ Tai Poutini. Altered State & Uncle Dabz, 9pm 1am Robbie's Bar & Bistro: Mandi Miller, 8:30pm. Covers Sunday 31 January Miller Bar: The Grooves, 2 to 5pm. Freemans Dining Room, Lyttelton: Live Music on The Deck with Carmel Courtney 3.30-6.30pm Foundation Of The Blind: Koyu-kai New Year Concert, 2pm Godley House Site: Music Event at the Point, 1pm. Singer-Songwriters Monday 1 February The Fitz Bar & Eatery: Monday Poker Night, 7pm

Tuesday 2 February La Vida Centre: I Love Paris, 11am. Variety Concert The Fitz Bar & Eatery: Quiz Night, 7pm Wednesday 3 February Miller Bar: Karaoke with Lance, 8pm. Becks Southern Alehouse: Jam Session, 8pm. Open Mic Thursday 4 February Miller Bar: Nick Lee, 8.30pm. Friday 5 February Miller Bar: Don't tell Mama, 9.30pm. Blue Smoke (formerly Gustav's): Toni Swain, 8pm. Blues Mashina Lounge: Popparazzi Quiz, 8pm Saturday 6 February Miller Bar: Hot Gossip, ,9.30pm. Sunday 7 February Miller Bar: The Grooves 2 to 5pm. The Landing: Sunday Sessions, 3pm. Covers Freemans Dining Room, Lyttelton: Live Music on The Deck with Carmel Courtney 3.30-6.30pm Thursday 11 February Miller Bar: Bobby Lee, 8.30pm. Darkroom: Carnivorous Plant Society Christchurch EP Release, 8pm. Alternative

Beautiful people having a beautiful time at

London Street's biggest little tapas bar Social Lounging at its finest

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You won't want to leave once you try our classic European inspired tapas as well as craft beer, cocktails and an exhaustive spirit selection. Serving distinct interpretations on classic tapas for individual or sharing plates. live music – great atmosphere, indoor and outdoor seating

Simply the BEST gourmet burger you will ever taste!

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Karaoke, great bands, great food, great drinks and GREAT COMPANY!

Teppanyaki Tables, Charcoal Grills & Barbeques for chefs

357 Colombo St, Sydenham P. 03 366 3338

Ph. 03 312 8038 Mob. 021 704 214 email:


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THE MILLER BAR 308 Lincoln road

Ph 03 338 9361

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By Nicholas Henare



and casual strollers

Canterbury's oldest golf course is just five minutes from central Christchurch and is one of the city’s most wonderful features.


agley Golf Club, established in 1904, has been a haven for golf lovers and it's an opportunity, if you haven't tried golf, for Cantabrians to access the sport easily.

Welcoming new players, I played my first round of golf here, and for the casual player it has easy access with loads of parking in north Hagley Park. It's accessible by car from Armagh Street and Riccarton Ave – a relaxing round is practically in your back yard. It's a beautiful place to play golf and the team at Hagley Golf are enthusiastic about you having a wonderful experience and the Clubhouse caters for some great food after your game or if you just want to drop in on your walk through North Hagley

A taste of Europe without the long journey...

A fabulous café in Christchurch's most famous secret garden...

Park. A licenced café with short order and cabinet food there's pretty much everything for the hungry golfer or casual strolling Cantabrian. With the rustic cool atmosphere of an old golf club, it's a great place to visit or hang out for a beverage post-game. I noticed a team building event happening on course while I was there and the Clubhouse is available for that special function just for you. Think birthdays, engagements, weddings… Catering is also available. Go to for more information or give them a call. The office number is (03) 379 8279 to book your round and if you want to enquire about holding a function call the Clubhouse on (03) 365 3010, Open 9am4pm Tuesday to Sunday…. FORE!

Simplydelicious... Fendalton’s Favourite Café For enjoyable experience, excellent fresh food, coffee and service

An authentic Delicatessen outlet and Café is bringing a central European food experience to Christchurch. Stocking high quality Gluten free sausages, cold and cured meats, cheese as well as imported pantry goods beside delicious Hummingbird coffee.

Next me you visit Hagley Park, you are welcome to enjoy our delicious food and an amazing range of drinks at the Club House Café. • The Café with the biggest back yard in Christchurch - North Hagley park, between Hagley Golf Club and Victoria Lake. • Func on hire, weddings and catering. • Walking the dog? - pooch is welcome to join you at Club House Café.

9c Normans Road, Strowan Ph. 03 355 0932 Open Tuesday to Saturday

North Hagley Park

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Gluten Free options abound Fresh Home-made baking Underground Coffee Fully Licensed

Between Hagley Golf Club & Victoria Lake

Fendalton Village Mall Cnr Ilam & Clyde Rd Ph. 351 4414 Open 7 days

Phone 03 365 3010

Mon-Fri: 7:30-4:30pm Sat-Sun: 8:30-4:30pm

Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee 329 Durham St North (opposite The Commons) Mon-Fri 6.30am-4pm Sat 8:30am-3pm


Fabulous, retro-inspired appliances They're the darlings of the Smeg range, with styling so recognisable and guaranteed to bring a smile, that the Smeg '50s Retro Style line have now earned their own unique website as well.


rom early December, last year, became the place to see the full collection of Smeg '50s home appliances, with their lively tones and retro design – and special launch pricing to boot. Included on the site is the highly anticipated collection of Smeg Small Domestic Appliances, which were

launched at the Auckland Homeshow. From the iconic FAB28 refrigerator through to the latest generation of small appliances, this is a modern interpretation of traditional appliances which, with sinuous lines and bright colours, are created to be shown-o. Created by the Smeg internal design studio, the '50s Retro Style family of refrigerators and dishwashers are

changing the way people view domestic appliances, and for many the style is nudging out the industrial look. Now, New Zealanders will be able to style their entire kitchen, with the colours and iconic design of the '50s. Look out for the entire '50s Retro Style family instore and online at

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KIWALA CELEBRATES GREAT YEAR Christmas came early to Kiwala as they celebrated the end of a great year with around 40 VIP clients, suppliers, agents and other associates on 2 December. With catering from Lizzie's Cuisine and smooth jazz strains from King Tubbs, guests enjoyed a relaxed evening of good company and fine food.

John Fallon, Darren Clark, Matt Lester Bob Davidson, David Henderson, Ben Davidson Kim Gavin (owner)

Amy and John Mitchell, Paul and Carol Williams

Juliette Charlton, Joanne Gallagher, Fiona Carswell

Sarah Berry, Catherine Vannes, Linda Powell

Emma Henderson (Lizzie’s Cuisine)

Gabrielle and Lindsay Peath

Jeanne Henderson, Alison Poulter, Marion Gainsford

Matt Lester, Don Holden, Dr David McInnes

Photos by Nicky Robertson - for copies email:






We also offer a full Interior Design Service including Rugs, Carpet, Flooring, Exterior Shutters, Venetians, Screens and Awnings. ‘We pride ourselves on the quality of our service, efciency of installation, tailor our services to suit your budget and commit to the time frames agreed between ourselves and you, the client.' Master Builders Association (MBA)

“GOLD WINNER” “House of the Year Award 2015” with Window Finishes Designed by Kiwala Interiors.


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IN HOME SERVICE - INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE Ph. 03 357 4110 Showroom Ph. 03 354 0089 Showroom - 16 Harewood Road, Papanui

Make your Valentine feel Special... Make a stylish addition to any table... Whether you’re throwing a dinner party or simply looking to add a splash of colour to mealtimes, a new dinner set is the perfect solution to instantly brighten up any dining occasion. Invest choosing a bold colour or patterned set can instantly add personality to mealtimes. For the country dweller a classic red is a great choice. Complement with a stunning selection of cutlery and accessories to complete your ultimate dinning setting.

We’ve chosen our favourite new designs to help inspire you whatever your style....

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By Rachel Smith

Simple solutions to complex situations Moving on from an earthquake damaged home, whether you are cash settled, still working through the process or looking to sell, can be a challenging time for property owners.


uildtech is a locally owned building company with a community focus which offers simple solutions for residential or multiunit properties as well as commercial, and with over 2200 repairs completed in Canterbury the team has the experience and expertise to allow you to move on. “We like solving complex situations,” says Diana Wheeler from Buildtech. “It's what we're good at.” Buildtech welcome contact from residential property owners who may be feeling overwhelmed with their situation, providing services to review their scope of works to assist with the reinstatement process. Or for those who have cash settled and are looking to sell their 'as is, where is' home, Buildtech have a fund specifically set aside to purchase such properties, with a simple process of assessing each home and making an offer. Multi-unit properties present a new challenge in themselves, particularly those

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“We like solving complex situations. It's what we're good at.” who operate without a body corporate. Buildtech is experienced in working with individual owners to ensure there is a great outcome for all involved - and all their work comes with the Registered Master Builder guarantee. Contact the Buildtech team on (03) 366 6662, visit or drop in to 33 Birmingham Drive to talk over your options.


Antique-inspired furniture Step into the showroom of Heyday, and be transported into a world of opulence and luxury, with exquisitely crafted, antique inspired, bedroom, dressing room and lounge furniture, reminiscent of a bygone era of affluence and status.


heir collections and decorative pieces take inspiration from the classic furniture of 18th Century France and colonial New World America; think Marie Antoinette and the Palace of Versailles, or George Washington in the White House, combined with the mystery and majesty of the Orient. Their collections represent a richness forgotten in more modern furniture styles. Launched late last year, and available in New Zealand for the first time, their collections are created by one of the most famous and respected furniture manufacturers in China. Crafted from solid mahogany, their

ranges are ornate and decorative, including intricate trefoiling and carving, in some cases hand gilded with classic claw feet and oriental lacquering effects. Soft furnishings are rich velvets, brocades and silk, luxurious and

sumptuous. Attention to detail such as buttoning and drawer handles, is proof of the care gone in to recreating these beautiful pieces. Heyday can also provide you with a high quality bespoke service for areas such as walkin robe or dressing room, library or entertainment room to complete your look. If stately country home is your style inspiration, with visions of holidaying in the Hamptons, or a weekend at Highclere House, home of Downton Abbey, then a visit to the showroom at 46 Acheron Drive is a must.


At Heyday Furniture and Things we search the globe for the very best in fine furniture and accessories, we make these exclusive ranges available at competitive prices to our valued customers in New Zealand

SHOWROOM Unit 4, 46 Acheron Drive, Riccarton, Christchurch,

P: 03 348 8808

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etting little ones eating the right type of foods can sometimes be a bit of a challenge, especially if they are good for them! Hansells Yoghurts are a range of wholesome homemade yoghurts that are packed full of goodness and help promote a healthy digestive system. Parents can restassured, knowing Hansells Yoghurts contain four live and active cultures (including Acidophilus and Bifidus), which help your little ones digestive systems: Ÿ Aiding the health of the intestinal tract Ÿ Breaking down food Ÿ Promoting a healthy balance between friendly and bad bacteria Ÿ Stimulating the growth and activity of the beneficial micro-organisms Ÿ Boosting immunity Ÿ Synthesising vitamins such as complex Vitamin Bs Ÿ Breaking down lactose (helping make yoghurt more suitable for those

Glass with silicon cover by ‘Beautiful Bottles’ from token.

Exquisite New Zealand made handcrafted Jewellery from Blue Penguin gifts.

with mild lactose intolerance) Ÿ Reducing the effects of antibiotics on the good bacteria in the gut Hansells Yoghurt Makers (RRP $20) and Yoghurts (RRP $4.19 for the Lite range or RRP $4.69 for the Thick & Creamy, Prebiotic and Kids ranges) are available to purchase nationwide from supermarkets across New Zealand.

Mahogany Totems from $750 Native American headdress $75 Available from Bali Hai Imports.

Exclusive cushion cover designs $35. Simply New Zealand


Fraser 700 round folding table with 2 x Windsor folding chairs was $440 NOW $317 at Kenneally Timber Products

KWILA Outdoor Furniture SUMMER CLEARANCE! Daintree 1500 x 970 table with 4 chairs WAS $1604

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The perfect gift for your Valentine...

Custom Made Furniture Hours: 10am til 5pm Tues to Fri and Sat 10am til 2pm.Closed Sun, Mon.


Avonhead Mall Cnr Withells & Merrin St Ph. 03 358 3663

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(Up Marshlands Rd at end of Old Waimak River Bridge)

Phone 327 2050

Hours:Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.00pm Sat 9.00am-12.00pm

We have a wide range of luxury Possum & Merino products, & offer special price for Metropol Magazine Readers Solid Oak Coffee Table / Dining Table – Space Saver

A beautiful wooden watch from

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Cnr Wrights & Old Main North Rds Kaiapoi

Canterbury Museum

03 3775565


Cnr Barbadoes St & Edgeware Rd, Chch. Ph/Fax: 385 3138 E: w w w. a m b r o s e h e a l f u r n i t u r e . c o . n z



Beautiful natural range from Ashley & Co available at The Ivy.


Storage Ottomans available from Be Inspired.


Watermelon Bowls from Blue Scarlet

Up to 50% off all clothing and shoes at Baby Belle.

Accent any room with a beautiful rug from Rugs for all.


Large range of planking tiles available at TileMax.

glass of chilled wine in the sun is a scene many Kiwis can relate to as our summers are all about relaxing and spending time with friends and family. Whether enjoying a barbeque, a picnic or al fresco dining, there is nothing better than the fresh produce and seafood New Zealand has to offer – coupled with one of Akarua's vibrant new release wines, you just can't go wrong. RUA Pinot Rosé 2015 has hints of passionfruit, watermelon, strawberries and cream and is made for giggles and gossip on a long hot day. The subtle golden glow of RUA Pinot Gris 2015 follows through with rich layers of ripe pears, peach and orange blossom and is an essential for any picnic hamper or chilly bin. Akarua Winemaker Andrew Keenleyside's Food & Wine Matching TIP: “RUA Pinot Rosé is a happy medium between a red and white wine - a perfect fit for anything grilled or with Mediterranean or Mexican flavours. RUA Pinot Gris is a great accompaniment to spicy food – try it with Thai fish cakes on the BBQ or enjoy with fresh or smoked salmon, and sushi.”

An exciting addition to add to any home...

Maximum Value. Enjoy our huge selection, of rugs available in many colours patterns and sizes. You will be sure to find one that fits your room best.

Rugs | Carpet Squares | Binding Services Christchurch's specialist rug retailer!


Monday-Friday 8.00am-5.00pm, Saturday 9-3pm & Sunday 10-3pm

280 Annex Road, Middleton, Christchurch.

Ph. 03 313 5026 694A Lineside Road Rangiora Blue Scarlet & BellaBean Vintage NOW AT 165 GLOUCESTER ST

Maximum Variety.

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The Ivy

Valentines day 14.2.16

Beautiful homewares flowers inspiring gifts & creations

Ph. 021 1151 325


Open 7 Days 10-6pm Vintage Clothing and Accessories

Ph. 021 536 692


55 Nayland Street, Sumner, Christchurch Ph. 03 326 6481 E.

Shop 5, 346 Halswell Road, Halswell Ph. 03 322 1368 Also see our beautiful gifts available at Lincoln Gift Box ,19 Gerald St, Lincoln. Metropol January 28, 2016 55


Small building company = personal service “If you are looking for personal service and individual attention when you are building your new home,” says Sam Fleetwood of Fleetwood Construction, “think about working with a small building company, not a big housing company. There are lots of advantages in doing this.”



am speaks from his years of experience in the building industry and from his dedication to quality and perfection. Indeed choosing the right builder can mean the difference between having a house that doesn't quite “fit” and having a home where you feel you and your family truly belong. Getting that right “fit” may mean customising a design with the features that matter most to you. “As a small building company we are able to work with clients individually to make sure they get the custom options they really want at a price that works for their budget. We're not about rapid building; we're about getting it right the first time and focusing on each client's unique needs.” Sam also says that small building companies tend to work where they live and that means they have a great deal riding on their reputation. As a result


architectural homes and renovations

Ph.0800 381 381 www.

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they have a personal stake in making a neighbourhood more attractive and valuable, so they're more likely to make sure the houses they build are stylish and timeless. “As a small building company we also depend a great deal on referrals and word-of-mouth for future business. We've been fortunate to have built homes

for multiple members of the same families because we take steps to ensure the building experience is the best possible.” To find out more about the Fleetwood Construction experience contact them on 0800 381 381 or 021 449 558. Their website is




COLOUR Wardrobe designs with a difference Free in-home no obligation quote Made in Christchurch – no job too big or too small Locally owned and operated 100% customer satisfaction Designed to suit all requirements

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SKILLED, EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMEN ENSURE YOU GET A QUALITY PRODUCT EVERY TIME. From residential to commercial, kitchens and bathrooms to staircases, wardrobes and more, we've got you covered. With such a full range of joinery services available we are virtually a one-stop-shop

Cooking and colour have come together in a burst of deep sea blues. Staub, the French company noted for its traditional Cocottes – the handfinished cast iron and enamel cooking vessels so beloved of chefs like Paul Bocuse - has launched a collection in beautiful Marin Blue.

25a Lunns Road, Middleton, Christchurch. Phone (03) 343 0360 Email: Web:

project management


omprising round and oval cocottes in five sizes and a teapot/kettle with tea infuser the range features an ultramarine blue enamel exterior and matte black interior. Designed to be a lifetime utensil the cocottes' deep blue glazed enamel won't chip, scratch, rust or stain. The matte black enamel on the inside is particularly ingenious as, with use, it becomes a natural non- stick surface that just keeps on improving with use. The stand-out advantage of the Staub cocottes is their cooking ability – the cast iron retains and distributes heat evenly and effectively while the well-fitting lids feature basting spikes on their interior that funnel the evaporated liquid back into the food. The results are perfectly cooked dishes that have retained their natural juices and moisture – and are full of flavour. And their overall good looks mean they should be used from oven or cooktop direct to the table – their heat retention properties mean they will keep food warmer for longer. The smooth flat under-surface of each piece means it can be used on all types of cooktop, including induction. Staub cocottes do not require seasoning – they are ready for immediate use. The Staub Marin Blue collection of cocottes and tea pot is available nationally from leading independent kitchenware retailers.

Design, Build, Fit-outs and Construction Concept to completion p: (03) 379 9015

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When your furniture needs care & attention Get a fresh NEW look with a respray. Restore your family treasures & Before make them last forever See the specialists

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Street art could be described as an art movement in its infancy but what is most exciting is that Christchurch is becoming its international centre. Architect Cymon Allfrey explains…


hroughout the rebuild, and particularly in the last eighteen months as the soul of the city returns, we have talked about how our city can make its mark. How we can be special, and stand apart from others. Street-art is one of those ways. For George Shaw his obsession with street-art began with the simple act of buying a t-shirt and has grown beyond comprehension. British born, he settled in Christchurch pre-earthquakes and has openly shared his love and passion for street-art with us all. While you may not know the name, the post-quake environment means you will most definitely know, and have experienced, the

work that comprises his Christchurch Oi YOU! collection. Having become a champion for an artistic movement – as under appreciated today as pop music was in the 1960s – Shaw has achieved a balance between an idea and an obsession and ultimately constructed his life and a living, out of it. Oi YOU! has curated over twenty-five completed installations around the city, with more taking shape this summer. For some, the appeal of street art may be hard to grasp, with many of the graffiti based works often perceived as vandalism. However, like all art, design and architecture where one piece polarizes your taste, another will have you coming

back for more. Having recently attended the annual SPECTRUM Street Art Festival (12 December 2015 – 17 April 2016, YMCA, 12 Hereford Street) and previously having heard Shaw speak I was surprised to discover that we have more street art installations than Melbourne. As a city, we have found ourselves at the centre of the street art movement. We have seen, and experienced, the transition of this art form from tagging into something special and collectable. It is inspiring and refreshing to meet someone who wants to make Christchurch special, and not just through the rebuild of buildings and homes, but through a

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HOME creative outlet. Through partnership with the YMCA Shaw has opened a facility in which to exhibit street-art. This year's SPECTRUM Street Art Festival sees eight artists from France, Holland, Spain, Australia, Invercargill, Auckland and Christchurch create large scale pieces across the city. While smaller examples of their work, coupled with work by several returning artists, are on show at the YMCA building. It is an amazing festival in which both the scale and technique employed to create, are available to be witnessed and

experienced up close, providing greater depth and understanding to the stories behind the pieces and the artists. As an architect this artistic display gives me another view on the possibilities that exist when it comes to the side, back and even structural walls. Where once material ďŹ nishes were engaged to provide texture and interest to these vast spaces, we now have the opportunity to have it embraced as a canvas for artwork. No longer are these walls that face the wrong way, but a space in which architecture can have an identity. One that traditionally can't be achieved through geometry, texture and light – we all know where the Elephants are on Manchester Street and the Ballerina in the central city, but how many of us know the buildings on which they are found? There is some debate about the longevity of such pieces. As the rebuild progresses and they become obscured from view some may argue that the point of the art was short-lived and therefore unnecessary. However this is all part of the fun. They are a remarkable time capsule. We cannot be disappointed when they are built out; they simply become a secret of our city.

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THE RUSSLEY VILLAGE’S LATEST DEVELOPMENT Residents, staff and management celebrated the unveiling of The Russley Village’s latest stage of development – the linkways – with drinks and nibbles. The stunning covered linkways between the Murchison, Rolleston and Bealey apartments also provided the venue for the event.

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ow Volvo and Microsoft have joined forces to bring this science fiction concept to reality with their new wearable voice control system. Volvo owners will be able to talk to their car via a Microsoft Band 2 worn on their wrist, allowing them to remotely instruct their vehicle to perform tasks including, setting the navigation, starting the heater, locking the doors, flashing the lights or sounding the horn via a mobile app and the connected wearable device. Volvo national manager Coby Duggan

says this new innovation shows the company's commitment to making the driving experience as convenient as possible for its customers. “While activating your car from your wrist was an early TV predecessor to today's wearable tech, bringing it to life in 2016 is just the beginning of what is possible with digital assistant functionalities.” Duggan says more recently Volvo has begun to focus closely on innovations outside the traditional automotive arena, opening up potential partnerships and new

business models. Executive Vice President of business development at Microsoft Peggy Johnson says the Volvo partnership continues to bring ground breaking technology to enhance the automotive experience. "Together with Volvo, we're just beginning to understand the potential that technology has to improve driver safety and productivity,” she says. The Microsoft Band 2 connection will be available to New Zealand customers in the Volvo On Call mobile app in 2018.

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was fortunate enough to be invited by the SMEG team to hang out in their corporate hosting area or the pits. What got me was the commitment everyone shows when participating in racing. I sat down with Simon Evans for a chat. Simon has just come off the Australian development series as the best rookie in eight years and he's at the top of the game when it comes to V8 racing. We talked about the weather and how strategy affected his driving would be in wet weather where every lap was different: braking, the line you take and tyres can all make or break a race, especially in the wet, with one wrong decision. With a top speed of 270 kilometres per hour, and average of 150km, the wet weather was a big challenge. I have been in a 720 degree spin at 150km on that track and it's not fun. The pressure of a race and proximity of other cars must be

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Ferrari Esperienza launch at Clearwater Continental Cars Ferrari brought its showroom to Christchurch from 2 to 6 November. Over 150 Ferrari clients were invited to a cocktail evening at Peppers Clearwater Resort to celebrate the launch of Ferrari Esperienza. Guests watched a preview of the new 488GTB and viewed the nine cars shipped from Auckland for the event. Ferrari fans also got to test drive the latest Ferrari models throughout the week.

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