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Turn and face the strange Ch-ch-changes.” It's a famous line from one of the late music legend David Bowie's most well-known songs, Changes. And it's a message that will resonate strongly with all Cantabrians. In fact, it could be a fitting catchphrase for how we've had to adjust to massive upheaval and adapt to the reality of living in the unique environment that is post-earthquake Christchurch. Of course the concept of change can evoke positive thoughts of transformation, new innovations, variety and a welcome break from repetition, sameness and monotony. On the other hand, change can also be daunting, unsettling, risky and stressful. Unfortunately, we Cantabrians know this all too well after everything we've endured over the past five years. Some of us are living in temporary or rebuilt homes; operating new businesses; working in a different job; dealing with drastically altered financial or family situations – or all of the above. For others, the changes have been less significant but still inconvenient and frustrating. Perhaps it's having to get to grips with navigating an alternative route to work in the morning; shopping at an unfamiliar supermarket; or dropping the kids to a relocated school on the other side of town. The list of constant challenges goes on and on. We've all had to create a new framework and new routines for how we live – at a practical level – in our new surroundings. At the same time, we've had to develop coping mechanisms and dig deep in to our emotional reserves to display extraordinary resilience and mental toughness during the darkest of days and in the most heart-breaking times. Some of us react to change better and more easily than others. That's just human nature: we're all wired differently. The world would certainly be a boring place if we were all the same. For Metropol readers, the time has come for a changing of the guard. The arrival of a new Editor provides the perfect opportunity to explore fresh ideas and take a new perspective on things. But don't fret: the regular sections and features of this award-winning magazine will continue to engage, inspire and inform you every fortnight. I encourage you to embrace this new chapter in the Metropol journey. And, as always, we welcome your feedback on how we can enhance and improve our publication.

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Art lovers rejoice: CoCA is back After much anticipation and hype, the long wait is almost over. The Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) opens its doors again on Saturday 13 February.


ive years after the earthquakes closed the Gloucester Street gallery, it is back in business with an exciting launch exhibition called Precarious Balance. Director and Principal Curator Paula Orrell says the reopening of CoCA, hard on the heels of the re-opening of the Christchurch Art Gallery, is another great step forward for the art-loving public of Christchurch, tourists and visitors. “We have a spectacular building to share with everyone, and a really significant exhibition to launch it with. CoCA was a dynamic and progressive institution before the earthquakes, and it has been missed by many, who we know are going to welcome the gallery's reappearance and the opportunities to experience art works that move, challenge and inspire them.” It has been a long haul for CoCA, whose building has received $4 million of repairs, strengthening and refurbishment over the past three years. CoCA's Mair Gallery is regarded as one of the most beautiful exhibition spaces in New Zealand, and Orrell says it has been lovingly restored. Precarious Balance is a group exhibition of works by New Zealand and international contemporary artists. It is the first of a two-part exhibition; Precarious Nature will be exhibited at the end of the year. Doors open to the public from 10am to 5pm this Saturday,

On Friday 22 January, supporters, staff, volunteers and the arts community came together to celebrate the refurbished CoCA building – a work of amazing craftsmanship worthy of its own exhibition. Photo: Nayhauss Photography

with a series of speakers throughout the day. The gallery will then be open every day 10am-5pm. CoCA will run four seasonal programmes a year, as well as ongoing events.

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Blackadder II the backdrop for medical research charity gala The charity gala opening of the Canterbury Repertory Theatre's Blackadder II: The Tudor Years was held on 20 November in support of the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation. Around 100 people were treated to pre-show wine and cheese courtesy of Charles Wien Wines and New World South City respectively, then stayed on to enjoy the show.

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Greg Searle, Bradley Smith, Marcin Miroslaw, Roger Seaward

Alison Lepper, Karl Hurst, Nikki Elliot

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ast August Cirque du Soleil announced its return to New Zealand this summer with Quidam, one of the company's most-loved, classic shows. The tour began at Auckland's Vector Arena on February 5, followed by Cirque du Soleil's debut in Christchurch at Horncastle Arena. Following phenomenal demand for tickets in Christchurch, Cirque du Soleil had already announced the addition of three new shows. Due to the incredible public response to those extra shows, a further three performances have now been confirmed to 'book-end' the Christchurch season, on Wednesday 17 February at 8pm and Friday 26 February at 4.30pm and 8pm. Since premiering under the Big Top in Montreal in 1996, Quidam has captivated



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aking the reins of a nationwide campaign to return a

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his brother-in-law, Adam Gard'ner, are leading the fight to keep

one of New Zealand's most valuable assets for Kiwis. A utopian oasis in the Abel Tasman now hangs in the balance. Will it remain the property of one privileged individual or, with the backing of people all around New Zealand, become everyone's to share for generations to come? What sparked the notion to generate your campaign to raise $2 million dollars to buy the Awaroa Inlet for all New Zealanders to own collectively? DUANE: I think it was probably over a bowl of trifle on Christmas Day when Adam and I were chatting away, and somewhere in the midst of our banter about the cricket, politics, the new flag, and the property market, the idea emerged and got us thinking. ADAM: As they say, the hardest part of going for a run is tying your shoelaces, so it took a week or so, but once we finally made the decision to do it it quickly took on a life of its own thanks to Facebook and the Give A Little page.

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What has the response been so far? DUANE: Even better than we anticipated! After the first few pledges slowly trickled in, within seven days we'd already raised $700,000. Since then we've attracted support from all kinds of people; from the likes of Kiwi comedian Rhys Darby to company CEOs to the humble working man and his family. What is your response to people who may say you've taken on an insurmountable task? ADAM: Not trying at all is the only kind of failure. If we go in swinging then at least we can say we gave it our best shot. DUANE: It's going to be down to the wire and we are prepared to fail, but wouldn't it be amazing if we succeeded? What do we as New Zealanders stand to gain if we win the tender? ADAM: Having just returned home from 12 years living in Shanghai, where the population is dense and land is at a premium, it made me realise just how precious something like Awaroa Inlet is. This is the first time my kids have lived in

New Zealand so for them to experience the unfettered beauty of the Abel Tasman is what we want for every family, for generations to come. We believe this opportunity should be available to all New Zealanders. It's about reclaiming a piece of our land we can all share in, but it's also about demonstrating the positive power of the people. It's a story that can be passed on to our kids and generations to come, a memory for us all to be part of, but the greatest sense of satisfaction of all is the empowerment this gives us as a collective whole. What has been the most satisfying aspect of this experience? DUANE: Connecting with people and being inspired by their generosity. Like the CEO of Spark who just quietly dipped into his own pocket, in addition to the 20k the company had already pledged, or the mum who chipped in 50 cents for each of her kids and grandchild, and I thought to myself, now that's the spirit! It reminds me of

the days of Telethon when all it took was ordinary New Zealanders to get behind an idea to push it over the finishing line. That's what it's all about. Why isn't the Government leading this kind of initiative? DUANE: We'd love the Government and big corporations to get on board, but it starts with the people. Even if the governing bodies wanted to, there's so much red tape for them to mobilise fast enough. With the power of the internet we have the immediacy to make it happen quicker. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do. Whether you're a pastor or a politician, we're all New Zealanders and are part of this great country. We as individual citizens have this incredible opportunity to empower ourselves without having to rely on some governing body or large corporation to swoop in and rescue us. We have the power to make it happen ourselves. If everyone chips in just 50 cents, we can make this happen.

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The Villas hosts Court Theatre thank-you for supporters On a still and warm evening on 2 December, the team at The Villas provided the venue for their friends at The Court Theatre to thank their supporters with a pre-Christmas get-together. Guests enjoyed drinks and nibbles as they mingled indoors and out in the sun-drenched courtyard.

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Mandy Nelson, Katie Duncan, Michelle Walker

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NARROPERA RETURNS TO LANSDOWN After resounding successes in Europe, the Christchurch invention of Narropera returns to Christchurch for its third season of the Lansdown Summer Opera Festival until March 13.


his year three works by Mozart and one by Richard Strauss will be presented. The invention of Christchurch musicologist Haydn Rawstron, Narropera is a form of narrated opera, presented by his wife, famous international soprano Dorothee Jansen, together with a violinist and Haydn on piano also giving the spoken account between Jansen's 10 arias. “Whereas opera is inflexible,” says Haydn, “Narropera's chamber-music trio presentation and its story-telling/singing interaction allow for considerable flexibility and creativity, not only in the preparation of the Narroperas, but also in terms of a certain improvisation in actual performance.” Narropera transports the audience into the poetic world of the composer and the librettist. The magnificent Golden Room at Lansdown House, with seating for 100, also transports the audience back to the architectural world of the 18th Century. Located behind the former Rossendale restaurant at 132 Old Tai Tapu Road, between Halswell and Tai Tapu, Lansdown

The invention of Christchurch musicologist Haydn Rawstron, Narropera is a form of narrated opera.

The European Mozart Narropera Trio: Haydn Rawstron, Dorothee Jansen and Hanns Heinz Odenthal. House has a three-acre heritage arborium, featuring exotic trees from all over the world. This will be open to festival patrons 90 minutes before each performance. Visitors are also invited to bring a picnic to

enjoy on the magnificent river-bound lawns before the performances. Bookings can be made through the Court Theatre by phoning 963 0870 or through

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There comes a time for us all when the question of downsizing arises. Assisted living at Elmswood Retirement Village means you can reduce your responsibilities without compromising your lifestyle.

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ompany, companionship and a more relaxed lifestyle are the key aspects that appeal to residents of Elmswood Retirement Village. There is no need to feel isolated or to stay in your own home. Providing privacy and comfort for residents while still being part of a wider community, Elmswood takes care of all daily chores to give you more time to enjoy what life has to offer. Meals, cleaning and laundry become a thing of the past so you can spend time immersing yourself in a range of leisure activities and taking

Company, companionship and a more relaxed lifestyle are the key aspects that appeal to residents of Elmswood Retirement Village.

advantage of the communal facilities right on your doorstep. Elmswood is committed to providing all the resources required to keep residents stimulated and engaged. Keep fit with regular exercise classes, look forward to fun movie nights and get to know others through weekly social events that cater to a variety of interests. Offering various levels of care, Elmswood provides maximum independence with several serviced units now available that comprise a separate bedroom, with en-suite

bathroom, a kitchenette and a lounge that opens out on to award-winning gardens. Higher levels of care can be found within a resthome environment and soon a 25-bed-capacity hospital now under construction will be part of Elmswood Retirement Village. Contact Donna Monk at Elmswood Retirement Village, 131 Wairakei Road, phone 03 351 0974 or visit to make the most of your golden years.


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Is summer a good time to look at putting a property on the market? Now is a great time to sell. Some people are looking to buy something different after their summer holiday and also those who have transferred location for work are on the hunt for new property. Homes and gardens are looking their best and you can get a great feel for the outdoor living of each property. Give Grassam Real Estate a call on 352 8539, or visit them at unit 17/150 Cavendish Road, Cavendish Business Park or, to receive genuine advice on what the best options are for you.

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HEART KIDS CANTERBURY FUNDRAISER A HIT On 7 December, Repertoire yet again hosted a fantastic charity event at its store in The Colombo, this time to raise money for Heart Kids Canterbury. Thirty guests enjoyed a sugar-free cooking demonstration by Sonja from SJ's Kitchen ( and tasted the delectable date balls and mini cheesecake bites. All up, $700 was raised to help kids, teens, adults and families aected by childhood heart conditions. The team at Repertoire is keen to hear from anyone who would like to use the store as a fundraising vessel – in the last six months of 2015 they hosted more than one a week.

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Great but troubled and dysfunctional Winston's Birthday, written by Paul Baker and directed by Lara Macgregor, is on stage at The Court Theatre until 27 February.


y any definition of greatness, Sir Winston Churchill fits the bill. Yet often behind a grand façade lies domestic turbulence. On the 51st anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, The Court Theatre's production of Winston's Birthday brings together four excessive personalities from this iconic British family at a luncheon to celebrate Winston's 88th birthday in 1962. The Churchills are forced to confront half a century of unfinished family business, which includes family lies, evasions and resentments. Though they never attracted the attention of social services, the Churchills were a highly dysfunctional family. Winston, the centrifugal force, contrived to be oblivious to anything domestic. Randolph and Sarah, two of Churchill's five children doomed to live in the shadow of greatness, lived conspicuously unfulfilled and undisciplined lives. This was all too much for Churchill's perfectionist wife Clementine, who regularly fled to holiday or hospital. Into the mix infiltrates Dr Jenkins, a fictional character whose style of scholarship and social skills symbolises the new meritocratic Britain that will render the world of the Churchills obsolete. Winston's Birthday has been written as an historical comedy, and director Lara Macgregor is prepared to showcase all the

comic elements of this iconic yet eccentric British family. “At the heart of Winston's success is a craving for his father's approval. This launched a lifetime course of self-improvement in an attempt to achieve it,” says Macgregor. “In turn, Winston's children crave the same approval from him. This play is a smart and funny imagining of what mending

Though they never attracted the attention of social services, the Churchills were a highly dysfunctional family. family rifts in pursuit of parental approval might entail.”

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A MUSICAL INTERLUDE AT THE MOVIES Enjoy local musician Katie Thompson’s quirky take on country music when she opens for both the 6pm and 8pm movies at the Arts Centre this Friday, 12 February.


nside Out is the free outdoor movie at 6pm for the kids. That will be followed by the world-wide cult favourite Back to the Future. The American sciencefiction adventure comedy, starring Michael J Fox as Marty McFly, screens at 8pm. The live music will start 30 minutes before each film, providing a good warmup for the audience and a relaxing way to sit back, soak up the atmosphere and get in the mood for a decent movie. Katie has been carving her own path through the country music scene in New Zealand for a number of years with her unique sound that bleeds into genres as diverse as rock, pop and folk. The movie screen is located in Market Square, near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Remember to bring something to sit on (although ilex Botanic Gardens are providing some bean bags too), as well as cash for drinks, icecream and popcorn – essential ingredients for any moviewatching experience. Please note that alcohol is available from the on-site bar

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Life returns to city's dusty core It has been more than five years since the first of a spate of earthquakes tore through Canterbury causing damage to the local landscape, some of which was reparable, but much of which was not. And, although the fences continue to surround a portion of the dusty core of Christchurch's CBD, the city's fringes have begun to stir and life is creeping back into the central space. Metropol looks at some of the city's key infrastructural developments and where they are at now.

Retail precinct comes to life

Art Gallery again takes pride of place

Stage I of Nick Hunt's $140m BNZ Centre, which faces onto Hereford Street, has just opened, with retail and hospitality tenancies on the ground floor and large office space in the remaining four floors. Stage II – a large five-storey building fronting onto Cashel Street – is expected to be completed by December this year. This 18,600 m2 building will sit in front of Stage I and forms a central courtyard on the site of the old Whitcoulls building.

Five years after closing its doors, the Art Gallery is now open. While the gallery was closed, the building was also converted into a Base Isolated Structure. It is now free to move on its bearings in the event of any future shaking, providing world-class protection for the new collections as well as the return of beloved collections. To mark the re-opening, the team has planned a summer-long series of events.

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BNZ House makes way for development The new owner of the BNZ House, Nexus Point Ltd, has begun clearing the remaining asbestos from the derelict building, in preparation for demolition. The 13-storey building was damaged in the earthquakes and BNZ moved out, leaving the building empty. Nexus Point purchased the entire row of Hereford Street properties and has already started demolishing neighbouring buildings to make way for a new development. The company hopes to have the site cleared by April and construction on a new development could start later this year.

Town Hall's historic renaissance Seven months into the $127m Town Hall restoration project, demolition of the old Boaters restaurant is complete and work is progressing on the foundations.

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World-class Innovation Precinct takes shape The Innovation Precinct welcomed Dux Central in September. Brick Farm and C1 have already settled into renovated sites, while Joe's Garage is awaiting completion of its new building. Vodafone's $50m building is more than half-way up, alongside Kathmandu's $23m headquarters and a car parking building opposite, with expected completion dates in March/April. Several existing buildings have been purchased and earmarked for development, while other new buildings are in the works. An estimated 1500 office workers will move into the precinct this year.


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Dear No-One Dolli Cosmetics, clothing sizes 6-14, footwear + accessories. Phone - 0226905011 Visit us today

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Untouched World™ Flagship Store and Café: 155 Roydvale Avenue, Ph: 357 9399 Untouched World™ Re:START Store: N13/96 Oxford Tce, Ph: 365 9533


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'Adding the edge' Repertoire Auckland Dress $289.90 available from Repertoire in The Colombo Mall 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham Phone: 03 366 1200

Merrell Women's Rant $159 Secure your star status on the streets with the classic Merrell Rant, leather and canvas combined makes this perfect for all-day wear.

MERRELL Westfield Riccarton 03 343 6736

Park Avenue Fashions Hats, fascinators, shoes, jewellery, clothing. Open 6 days 363 Lincoln Rd, Addington P. 03 374 5858


Stylish looks for summer weddings The sun is shining and the summer wedding season has arrived. There really is no better excuse for buying a new outfit than a wedding. Style it for the setting, bringing a touch of formality to a church wedding or something more casual for an outdoor occasion.

Ooby Ryn has a range of classic, feminine and playful styles that will be sure to win you best-dressed guest at the next summer wedding.


f you are looking for a stand-out dress try new designs by Ooby Ryn or MacKenzie Mode. Designed in Waikato by Robyn Brooks, Ooby Ryn dresses have a classic, feminine and playful style, perfect for a garden or church wedding. Their S/S 15 collection, 'The Sweetest Thing', is an exuberant mix of rich yellows and buzzy brights, the pinks and blues of a fresh early morning sky and of glorious florals and romantic prints. Luxurious, exclusive fabrics drape and flow, are flattering across the body and transform into timeless feminine silhouettes. Beautiful digital prints with striking colours and design make Mackenzie

Luxurious, exclusive fabrics drape and flow, are flattering across the body and transform into timeless feminine silhouettes. Mode's special occasion dresses a point of difference. Designed in Australia, the dresses use natural fibres such as cotton, silk and wool for their original signature designs - all cut to flatter the figure and make sure you make an entrance. If a dress is not your thing, shop around for new season long pants or culottes, or a

great-fitting pencil skirt, and add colour with tops either fitted or flowing. Add accessories to complete your outfit, beginning with the basics of jewellery and a clutch. Have some fun and dress it up a little with a fascinator – check online for the latest international trends. Choose footwear that is appropriate for the occasion. Save stilettos for an indoor wedding and try wedges or chunky heels for the garden and even sparkly flats or slip-ons for a beach setting. Finally, for a New Zealand wedding a warmer layer is a must, whether it is a short, fitted jacket, a softly-woven wrap or a beautiful knit.

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BACK TO WORK fashion fun Make the return to work easier with some fabulous new pieces to add to your wardrobe. Look for items that will work across the seasons, brighten up your day and choose great cuts just in case things are feeling a little snug after the holiday season.


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nown for their wonderful colours, Halo & Hazard have pieces in store that are perfect for late summer and early autumn. Navy is the colour of the coming season mixed with taupey greys and splashes of rusty orange, coral, green, wine and bright blue, with soft fabrics in tie dye or an ombre wash. Lace will continue to feature on their floaty tops and long-sleeved short dresses that look great with narrow-leg pants, or bare legs out of the office. New Zealand-made Ivy Blu offers a great selection when it comes to pieces that work well together both in and out of the workplace. Found at Dfusion, try their chiffon Hailey skirt, in spot or plain colour. A great above-the-knee length, it can be layered up for a winter look, with all new Ivy Blu designs made specifically to be worn with other pieces in their range. Try their edgy black or navy pants in a slimming cut, or use taupe as your base and add tops in bright coral and ruby. Dress the look up with their jackets in duck-egg blue with navy lining, designed to be worn with dresses, skirts or pants,

Lace will continue to feature on floaty tops and long-sleeved short dresses that look great with narrow-leg pants.

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Jewellery inspired by artists and architects There has never been more than a fine line between art, its creative desire and the interpretive methods of fashion. With The Arts Collection, the new collection from Dyrberg/Kern, inspiration was drawn from painters, sculptors and architects who, each in their own way, have left their mark on everything from fashion to social awareness.


n the words of Gitte Dyrberg herself, “art and the art of creation have always been sources of inspiration for our work”. The Arts Collection includes several style themes. The watch selection features styles that embrace a new, simpler retro look. Design features include exceptional metal combinations, technical sub-dials and interesting polishing effects. 'Jewellery that tells time' continues to be the mantra of Dyrberg/Kern watches. Functionality and comfort are, as always, indispensable essentials of the collection. All Dyrberg/Kern timepieces are passionately designed and hand-assembled by highlyskilled technicians, ensuring the beauty and quality of the watches. One theme of The Arts Collection is Sculpture, which honours the exceptional ability of artists to view and comprehend the world through peculiar shapes and the three-dimensional, just like Japanese

“art and the art of creation have always been sources of inspiration for our work”. – Gitte Dyrberg origami. Hand-crafted, moulded and shaped, each piece of jewellery is just like a sculptured piece of art. Another theme is Architect; pieces are minimalistic, stringent and clean – in the same way that contemporary architecture pays tribute to the simple, the modern and the clean.

The Arts Collection will be delivered to Quinns in Merivale and The Collective at The Colombo in mid to late February.

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A welcome return to... KM Surgical have moved back home – back to their previous location in Bealey Avenue and into new purposebuilt premises at Avenue Health®, Christchurch's new specialist skin centre and day stay surgery facility.



M Surgical, the specialist medical and surgical skin practice directed by Dr Ken Macdonald, a leading Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon, will be joined at Avenue Health® by other specialists in the fields of dermatology and plastic surgery, to provide a centre of excellence in skin care for the Canterbury region. Dr Macdonald and his colleagues offer accurate diagnosis and advanced treatments for skin lesions such as skin cancer and melanoma and skin disorders like acne scarring, as well as surgeries for body contouring with Vaser Lipo and facial, neck and eyelid rejuvenation. “Avenue Health® is an important part of the health sector rebuild and will offer a wide range of services in skin medicine and surgery,” says Dr Macdonald.

KM Surgical, the specialist medical and surgical skin practice, will be joined at Avenue Health® by other specialists in the fields of dermatology and plastic surgery.

Avenue Health® will have facilities for comprehensive skin laser treatments for burns, birthmarks and photoageing, and have fully equipped operating theatres for skin cancer and other skin surgeries, as well as a range of cosmetic procedures. Designed by Wilson and Hill and built by Leighs Construction, Avenue Health® meets all fire, flood and seismic benchmarks and offers a safe and welcoming environment for patient care with excellent access, and health and safety standards. Visit KM Surgical at Avenue Health at 202 Bealey Avenue, at or give them a call on 377 1010, to see what KM Surgical can do for you.

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Fabulous fashion, homeware & gifts A night out or some shopping with a unique flavour - the boutique emporium of The Tannery is a great place to find fabulous fashion, homeware and gifts.




or your home, HAPA design store have a great collection of pieces based on their love for the extraordinary, and are strong supporters of local artists and designers. Check out instore favourites with recycled vintageblanket kiwis from Shakey Smiles, amusing monster ceramics by Rob Kay and renewable wood jewellery from Pandemonium. Or adorn your living spaces with amazing Neon Lights or new prints from Evie Kemp at Raw Nova. When it comes to fashion there is much to choose from. New store Katerina Boutique has their own casual wear line, as well as a selection of fabulous pieces from Australian-designed Bronx & Banco and the Japanese-inspired prints by


S/W/F. And if you are looking for Where the Fox Lives – simply take a walk on the Boardwalk. Cosi Fan Tutte have a wonderful range of gorgeously romantic clothing that cannot be found elsewhere in the country including Magnolia Pearl's authentic artisan clothing and accessories, and fine cottons with hand-embroidered detailing by Gado Gado – both with a gorgeously vintage vibe. All shopped out? Blue Smoke is a great place for a night out. Enjoy some Heisenburger specials with your favourite glass of wine or something from the Cassels & Sons craft beer range before you engross yourself in the sounds of local New Zealand and international artists. Visit The Tannery at 3 Garlands Road in Woolston or at

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By Rachel Smith

Dedicated skills to show your style Everyone needs to change things up every now and then – a new edge to your current cut, a completely different look, or the skills of a new stylist. Colour Theory in Burnside love nothing more than finding a fresh new look for their clients, bringing international styling trends to their Kendal Avenue salon with its inner-city feel.


really enjoy the challenge of a restyle,” says owner Danielle Hall, with the salon choosing to use Redken and Keune products, as well as Olaplex. “And also using natural colours such as balayage, which accentuate a client's own colour.” When it comes to wanting something new, Colour Theory recommend finding online a look that appeals to you. Their highly-skilled stylists can work directly from the image on your phone, or take elements of the style to best suit your hair type and face shape. The blunt lob has proved to be the cut of the summer to date. The experienced and creative team can offer something for every client. For senior stylist Maximillian Rooney it is all about barbering, creating exciting cuts for men and crazy colours from brights to pastels, while

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When it comes to wanting something new, Colour Theory recommend finding online a look that appeals to you. Rebekah Johnstone offers the latest in styling fashion through her own business Trends, which is based at Colour Theory. Arriving next month after four years working in the exciting fashion scene of Melbourne is senior stylist Jay O'Connell, with apprentice Rachel Bird completing the team. Find Colour Theory at 78 Kendal Avenue. Visit Facebook to see their latest styles, or give them a call on 03 358 3338 to make an appointment.

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By Lydia Truesdale

A taste of Savile Row couture in Ilam Since September last year Sacs Tailoring have been operating out of their plush new location. The modern villa is bigger, brighter and delightfully welcoming of new and returning customers alike.


acs made their name as professional tailors who rarely say 'no'. The team of innovators and forward-thinkers go the extra mile for their clients, working with a range of textiles such as leather, lace, chiffon, silks, suits and more to create and restore items with the utmost of care. “Quality is priority number one for us. It's really important that clients are 110 percent satisfied,” says owner Alycen Carter. Alycen previously worked for a renowned Auckland couturier where she honed her skills and garnered a portfolio of contacts. She now imports fabrics and trims exclusively from Europe and abroad, saving customers endless hours of online ordering and simultaneously giving them the edge of distinction that goes hand-in-hand with Sacs' expert services. These ladies can do it all, from made-tomeasure, alterations, dry-cleaning, repairs and/or same-day service, to adding some joie de vivre to the home/office with cool curtain and cushion covers. Alycen even aspires to put out a one-off collection each

Sacs made their name as professional tailors who rarely say 'no'.

year after her original in-store collection was such a hit. Keep an eye out for this year's designs – sleek and chic cardigans. Pop in to Sacs Tailoring at 44 Clyde Road,

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‘The modern lunchtime peel’ is now available

Do you dream of beautifully soft and luminous skin? Well now you can have it at the Liposculpture and Cosmetic Clinic, with their new Sciton® NanoLaser Peel.


his superior technology uses laser light energy to gently and instantly remove dead and damaged skin cells. The Nano Peel achieves similar or superior results to Microdermabrasion but without the need for chemicals or abrasive materials. With merely 1-2 days of slight redness, downtime is practically non-existent and generally patients can immediately return to work, hence the term ‘the modern lunchtime peel’. The treatment itself is quick and easy - just 15 minutes and you are on your way to restoring a fresh glow to your entire face. Try the new NanoLaser Peel by Sciton® today for only $99. Offer ends 1 March 2016. The Liposculpture and Cosmetic Clinic also offer Sciton® MicroLaser Peels, Sciton® BBL™ Forever Young treatments, Botox™, Dysport™, Dermal Fillers and much more. Call 0800LOOKYOUNGER to book your free skin assessment and consultation with an experienced registered nurse. For more information on the clinic's treatments check out the website at, or like them on Facebook to receive updates on the Liposculpture and Cosmetic Clinic's services.

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


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Keep it NATURAL Lips, face, neck, eyelashes and eyebrows – every day we apply makeup to keep our skin looking fresh. Keep it natural with makeup ranges that are a perfect match for sensitive skin and that make you feel good, as well as looking great.

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ugar Rush, Sand Storm and Racy Rata are all shades of Karen Murrell lipstick. The lipsticks are all made from natural and proven safe chemical ingredients with no parabens and preservatives. Features include long-lasting wear, great smell and taste, as well as a ‘feel-good’ factor with no animalbased materials included and no animal testing. New Zealand-made Living Nature have a full range of makeup options in their certified natural skincare and mineral makeup. Go for more natural shades with their luminous pressed powder for the face, mineral eyeshadow for the eyes, and lipsticks and pencils for the lips. For a look with more colour try INIKA. Certified organic, vegan, halal and cruelty-free, their mineral eyeshadow comes in 20 shades, from Gold Dust to Turquoise and Autumn Plum and there's also their Lip & Cheek Crème in rosehip for two-in-one colour. Natural ingredients are also the basis for Antipodes, who use Ecocert certified natural bismuth oxycholoride in their range of mineral

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makeup options and nutrient-rich avocado oil in fun lipstick shades of Hungry Like The Wolf blood red and Hit Me With Your Best Shot high pink. Find Living Nature and Inika at Health 2000 and Karen Murrell and Antipodes at Health 2000 and Dodds Pharmacy, in Merivale.


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VINTAGE with attitude and style Rockabillies, rejoice! After an eye-opening trip to Australia last year Kaye Clyne decided to give Canterbury the access to haute vintage and 50s-style fashions that it's been lacking. I'm talking about Kabella Baby and it rivals similar boutiques found across the ditch.


rom its humble beginnings at markets Kabella Baby has since evolved into a studio (open on weekends) and a thriving online store. But before you go thinking “I don't do vintage,” I suggest you at least take a peek. Each design celebrates the allure of the feminine form. There are certainly some quirky pieces, but there's an equally enticing array of elegant work-appropriate looks. Kaye admits she's converted many women – and men - as there's select menswear to match – and is yet to find someone she can't dress. Brands from Australia, England and throughout New Zealand are sourced with the intention of creating variation and individuality. And FYI Kaye is soon releasing her own clothing line, which boasts vintage fabrics constructed into the same feminine, suburban styles but with a 'Kiwiana' twist. “There's been a revival in demand for vintage and rockabilly because it can be done today to differing degrees. It doesn't have to be all antiquated and skulls,” she says. These timeless styles flatter every body type and as such come in sizes 6-24. Petite women love that they are given shape and



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Local medical research for global health issues With two universities educating future health professionals in Christchurch, it should be no surprise to learn the depth of medical research talent that is quietly working on some of the world's most devastating health conditions, in labs and hospitals right here in our city.


he biggest challenge faced by young researchers is accessing funding to allow them to take part in ground-breaking research. With health research funding from the Government static at best, the role of local niche funders, such as the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF), has become a vital lifeline for research projects that might otherwise never get out of the starting blocks. In the past year, CMRF has funded more than $1.3 million in medical research. The eclectic mix of research projects reflects the Foundation's desire to fund the 'small and interesting' projects that have scientific merit, but which might find it hard to get adequate attention from larger funders. In 2015, the Foundation funded projects looking at various cancers, a Fellowship to assess how well our acute care system is working at Christchurch Hospital, heart research and a project to assess the unmet health needs in the Canterbury area, amongst many others. The Foundation actively supports both the University of Canterbury and the University of Otago by funding several Summer Studentships, where students are given the opportunity to get real-world research experience over the summer break. The Foundation also runs its own Brain Research Institute, specialising in research into Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Huntington's and Multiple Sclerosis. Currently the Institute is assisting NASA by scanning the brains of staff coming off the ice, to see if there are any changes due to the harsh conditions. Midway through 2015, the Foundation entered into a partnership with the Breast Cancer Foundation, to fund Professor Margreet Vissers from the University of Otago, who is looking at the role of Vitamin C in controlling various cancers. Partnerships such as this are an important tool for the Foundation. “Being able to partner with other funders to get these projects over the line

is a great way to maximise the support for research available throughout the country,” says Kate Russell, CMRF CEO. “On our own, many of these projects would simply be too expensive, but by partnering with other Foundations we can really make an impact on these devastating health conditions. I think it's also an elegant model of collaboration for the greater good and shows that, particularly in the ‘not for profit’ sector, we can put aside any ideas of self-promotion, for the greater good.” The Foundation is 100 percent reliant on the support of the Canterbury community to carry on its work. CMRF likes to give $2 million away each year and is working hard to build up its capital fund to make this possible. “The more Canterbury supports us, the more we can give to these vitally important research projects,” says Ms Russell. “Our hope is that Cantabrians will see the benefit of supporting a local charity, making a difference to health outcomes globally.” For further information visit

The eclectic mix of research projects reflects the Foundation's desire to fund the 'small and interesting' projects that have scientific merit, but which might find it hard to get adequate attention from larger funders.

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Let’s pop the corks After a 20-year history, a few earthquakes, a new location and the odd weather bomb, the Waipara Valley Wine and Food Festival is back this autumn (Sunday 6 March) to celebrate the region's most burgeoning wine region, in the country's most diverse food basket of North Canterbury. Professional Customised Designs Available

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eople may have already seen some of the new rebranding around the city. This is still a small festival that celebrates the harvest time; however the organising committee has refreshed it with the help of local ideas and 'good stuff' company Brown Bread. Jo Blair from Brown Bread explains that “we wanted to present the festival in a younger, more contemporary way – expressing the growing young community of winemakers who are helping establish North Canterbury as one of the premium wine-producing regions of New Zealand”.

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A trio of 2015 festival go-ers Renowned for growing a particular style of pinot noir, chardonnay and riesling, the region is, according to wine expert Bob Campbell, “one of the unsung heroes of the wine industry”. Playing a huge part in the revival of the festival is Penelope Naish from Black Estate. “I'm thrilled to see the effect that the new-look event is having on the wider community. The feedback

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Face painting for the kids we have been receiving at our cellar door is incredibly encouraging and ticket sales are increasing. It seems people are engaging with this year's festival. We're all pretty obsessed with the new branding too. The mushroom illustration is a personal favourite – it gets me every time.” Those with a long-standing and loyal relationship to this North Canterbury event will continue to have a strong presence, along with the introduction of new food heroes from the region to perfectly complement the already established festival community. Duck confit from Giulio of Roots Restaurant in Lyttelton; a showcase of North Canterbury vegetables from chef Alex Davies; and Jonny Schwass on the Charcoal Relief Unit are just a few examples of how North Canterbury's wine region is positioning wine with the innovative food movement happening in the city.


and celebrate harvest time Black Estate vineyard, a long-standing winery of the festival.


incoln University will bring the ConversatioNZ tent to the event. This is a space where a line-up of a North Canterbury winemaker and one food producer will team up and talk together about various 'growing' topics. Whether it's wild yeasts, truffles and pinot noir or cheese and riesling, there will be some serious conversations around how we are eating in New Zealand taking place, as well as opportunities to sample for a few lucky front-row listeners. Cakes by Anna will be coming along for the occasion, collaborating with Grizzly Bagel, another well-known Christchurch foodie. “I'm looking forward to being a part of an event that's all about celebrating our local producers, chefs and creative thinkers,” the local baker says.

“Wine and cake has always paired nicely – they scream a 'festival time'”. The music line-up will centre around two small stages among the Glenmark Domain. One station will feature jazz, singer-songwriters and a little rock for the end of the day courtesy of local treasure, Lindon Puffin. Sponsor RDU 98.5 FM will be spinning records at a new station. “We're really excited to be involved with the festival because we love everything local, and it's events like this that showcase the best of Canterbury. Our DJs will be bringing their best tunes to help make this an amazing day out." Organising chair Catherine Keith, from Mount Brown Estates, says this is a festival emerging with a point of difference. “It's small and it's real. Over the years, events such as these have grown large and have lost their way, but with pony rides, areas to picnic, an onsite Waipara Farmers Market and pockets of family-friendly entertainment, this is a gathering that is being true to the region, and one to watch.”

Under the oaks in Glenmark Domain When: Sunday 6 March Where: Under the oaks of Glenmark Domain, Waipara Valley, North Canterbury Tickets: Adults - $25, sober drivers - $15, under 18s – free (available online from Dash Tickets or directly from various cellar doors, iSites and other North Canterbury stores). Visit for more information on the region's food and wine producers, entertainers, where to stay and how to get there. Follow Waipara Wine and Food Festival on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates and giveaways.

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Quilters' Quarters in Rangiora, next to the Warehouse complex, is a haven for quilters, knitters, menders and embroiderers alike and it stocks a good range of sewing machines.


he stock room is filled with a huge range of fabrics Free Spirit, Cotton and Steel, William Morris and Moda, with many more to choose from. mer custo for a Owner Pauline Forrest has l ia r e at cuts m been running the shop for Holly seven years and loves to Collection of Tilde fabrics encourage sewers both young and old to enjoy the craft. workshops, Embroidery and Learn to Crochet “I have always enjoyed sewing and classes, all hugely popular. knitting and after doing a beginners' This February Quilters' Quarters is having a patchwork class years ago, my passion for February sale to kick off 2016 with a bang, from 24 patchwork began. Nowadays we are February to 27 February. All fabrics will be $18 per extremely busy as there are so few sewing metre, excluding backing fabrics, but they will also be shops left in Christchurch. We love reduced. customers making special trips out to see So if you need some inspiration or a new hobby is us. I've been particularly thrilled to see lurking in your mind, explore the many sewing ideas young mothers come in and start sewing and enjoy! for their children again.” Quilters' Quarters, 9 High St, Rangiora. Pauline runs day and evening classes Phone 03 312 5503. Beginners’ Patchwork, Overlocker


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KICK BACK AND RELAX in style and tranquility Just north of Amberley and less than an hour from Christchurch is an extremely stylish and tasteful cottage for a weekend retreat. The Dry Paddocks Country Retreat is the perfect place to enjoy the Waipara wineries and other local attractions.

If big skies, wide spaces, starry nights, a good wine or quiet seclusion are on your bucket list this year, this is a must-do.


s soon as you leave the highway and hit the crunchy drive of owners Gillian and Neil Hyndman, the peaceful feeling begins and all the stresses of the day disappear. Nine years ago the couple built the boutique cottage as accommodation with two bedrooms and plenty of space for up to four guests. Every last detail was thought of and Gillian's background as a garden designer has come to the fore. Her expertise in every detail of a stay in the cottage is apparent. Breakfasts have different options consisting of orange-poached rhubarb and raspberries, yoghurt and homemade muesli, followed by manuka-smoked bacon and Rachel Scott bread - delicious! “We have a mix of guests both international


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You can enjoy an adventure of personal shopping for those special gifts. Our Emporium is like an Aladdin's Cave and then relax with your new treasures with a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner (Friday nights).


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and from New Zealand. Guests love the attention to detail in the cottage. They realise we have really thought about their needs. City folk, in particular, comment on the peace and tranquility. They are also surprised at the sophistication and quality of local wineries, such as Black Estate and Pegasus Bay, out here in the country. We have some wonderful food and wine producers here. We are really spoilt,” adds Gillian. So if big skies, wide spaces, starry nights, a good wine or quiet seclusion are on your bucket list this year, this is a must-do. Dry Paddocks is at 325 Purchas Road, North Canterbury. Phone 03 314 9639.

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Teddy the bear takes kids on a magical mystery tour of the Sounds... A passion for travel, writing, art and photography led Sally Louise Hill to produce A Bear's Journey – The Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.


he self-published multi-media children's book is the first in a series about Teddy Bearson and his travel adventures, inspired by the Timaru author's numerous journeys to the Marlborough Sounds with her husband Trevor and grandson Mishca. Sally Louise and her husband raised Mishca and began travelling with him in 1992, when he was aged five. Over the next 10 years their globe-trotting took them to Tahiti, the United States; England, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Turkey, Greece, France, Morocco, Ecuador, the Amazon Basin and the Galapagos Islands. Having lived in Timaru for 37 years, Sally Louise loves being close to the sea, mountains and lakes – and this appreciation of nature is reflected in the mixture of stunning photos, paintings and pencil drawings of animals, birds, flora and fauna that illustrate the book. Children will take great delight in following Teddy and Mishca on their adventures and explorations in the Marlborough Sounds, as well as their friends Willy Weka, Pappy the possum and Ollie the octopus. Teddy learns about the animals in the bush and the sea, and his confidence grows. He collects mussels with the family, learns to swim, fish and row a boat. On the way home from the trip, Teddy discovers that more trips are planned. This is good news for Teddy, as he realises that he now loves to travel. Like the fictional character she has created, Sally Louise also has a passion for “travel seeking magical places”. She explained in the preamble to the book that, as a child, her favourite stories were Aladdin and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The book has already made an impression on literary experts. “This is a stunning book – the photos are wonderful,” a reviewer for booksellersnz

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Like the fictional character she has created, Sally Louise also has a passion for “travel seeking magical places”. said. “Sally must have spent a lot of hours sorting out which photos would be suitable for this book. She also has included beautiful drawings of birds and sea life. It's not often you come across a book that has this amount of detail. I am totally blown away.” A Bear's Journey – The Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand by Sally Louise Hill is available in selected bookshops around Christchurch and the South Island.

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Make it a wedding day to remember Congratulations; you're engaged and looking forward to your dream wedding. To make that special day perfect and without any last-minute hitches, you need to be focused and organised. Here are some tips to ensure planning goes smoothly and 'the big day' is the most memorable experience of your life.


he first step is to set the date. Check that the date you want does not clash with another major event that might make bookings difficult, or prevent your guests from being able to attend. Then set the tone of the wedding. Will it be a formal affair – perhaps in a church – a casual affair, or a themed wedding? While it's easy to get caught up in the fairytale of fancy dresses and five-course menus, financial considerations need to be a guiding factor. Setting a budget – and then sticking to it – is really important. Things have changed from the days when, traditionally, the bride's parents were expected to pay for the entire wedding. Talk to your parents and ask them if they'd like to contribute and how. Venues can get booked out well in advance, especially in the summer season, so start looking early and you're more likely to get the date, time and price that suits. Make sure you confirm the booking and all the details in writing, to avoid any confusion. After this crucial step has been organised, consider hiring a wedding planner or consultant. If you're really busy and feeling overwhelmed by the task ahead, it could be money well spent to ask a professional to take over. It's okay to delegate – don't be afraid to ask for help. There is one element that is non-negotiable on your wedding day: an authorised and registered person to perform the service. Choosing a marriage celebrant is an important decision, as this person can make a significant difference to the ceremony. Sit down face to face with various celebrants and see if you have a rapport with them. They need to be on the same wavelength with you and your partner so they fully understand your values and beliefs and what sort of atmosphere you're trying to create on the day. Then you can turn your attention to the fun stuff, such as dresses, suits, flowers, rings, food, photos, cakes and music.

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ho would have thought that Christchurch was home to one of the world's best diamond jewellers? Nestled among boutiques on New Regent Street, Polished Diamonds provides an exclusive service at exceptional value: any diamond ring you can dream up can be created in a matter of days. Choosing from a glistening selection of GIA certified diamonds, clients have complete creative reign and can custom-design around their budget. Advanced technology promises precision that man-made simply cannot achieve. Laser engraving, 3D printing and virtual CAD modelling produce flawless symmetry and ensures the stone and setting fit seamlessly together, as well as fit perfectly around other rings. This is custom jewellery manufacturing at its finest and clients from more than 13 countries utilise their services. Each 'haute couture' item comes with a lifetime guarantee and the factory direct value is simply exceptional – why go anywhere else? Design your dream ring at 30 New Regent Street.

SOLVE YOUR WEDDING DAY DILEMMAS Is it okay to invite guests just to the reception, or just to the dance, and not the wedding ceremony? Yes. You might decide that the ceremony is just for family and close friends. Do keep in mind, though, that some people might feel offended if they are not invited to the entire day's proceedings. It's also less than ideal – and a little awkward – if guests arrive for the wedding dance and then have to wait while people are still eating dinner. Who reads emails or messages of congratulations at the reception?

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The best man. It's a really good idea to brief him properly beforehand though, and ensure that all messages are checked well before the reception so any rude jokes or inappropriate comments are not read out. Does the bride have to give her bridesmaids a gift? A small lasting gift, such as a pair of earrings or necklace that can be worn on the wedding day and afterwards, is a nice gesture to say thanks and how much you appreciate your bridesmaids' support and involvement in your big day. How should we arrange table seating? It's up to you, but no one wants to be stuck at a table full of single people or with all the boring old aunts and uncles. Try to mix it up so couples and singles are scattered around the room. At every table, aim for a balance of people who already know each other and others who haven't yet met but may have a few things in common. Do we have to set up a wedding registry with a certain store or stores? It comes down to personal preference. Some people find it embarrassing asking guests to buy gifts from a specified list of items. On the other hand, it's a practical way to ensure you don't end up with 50 platters or far too many crystal vases. Should we expect guests to bring wedding gifts to the reception? Yes. Have a table set up at the venue so they can be displayed. 30 New Regent Street, Christchurch CBD 46 February 11, 2016 Metropol

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THE POUR – how to achieve the ultimate one By Nicholas Henare

The Heineken Star Serve Bartender of the Year regionals were held recently at The Tannery in Woolston. The green carpet was rolled out and the best pourers in the South Island gathered to pour the perfect pint.


ow I love a good beer and I've spent plenty of time in a bar, but am oblivious to the art of The Pour. There are a number of things to remember: The Rinse – rinsing your glass so it is cold. The Pour - pouring the beer at the right angle. The Skim - after The Pour - levelling off your beer with a pallet knife. The Serve - the style in which the beer is served. Sounds easy doesn't it, but it isn't. The result must be checked for curvature, closing, height and alignment. There is a plethora of other requirements when it comes to the best; pages and pages in fact. To gain entry to the competition a mystery judge visits bars, so selection is not a given.

Craig Scholes, winner of the Christchurch Heineken Star Serve Bartender of the Year regionals

Christchurch Heineken Star Serve semi-finals judges (LR) Taylor Green, Israel Dagg and Alex Biedermann

I got chatting to Pete Rathod, from Sugarhorse on Moorhouse Ave, My failure was complete who explained the intricacies of The Pour. He's been pouring for 10 years. “Every Pour is different - gas pressure, line length. What may be good at a bar won't cut it at this level.” I could see the nerves breaking out as everyone went into round one of two. One competitor cracked and had to re-pour and you could hear the audience gasp. It was Pete's turn and the judges - All Black Israel Dagg, Heineken's National Beer Ambassador Alex Biedermann and brand manager Taylor Green - were hard on him. Craig Scholes from 1876 Bar in Queenstown won and is off to the finals in Auckland on 21 February. That winner will face off against the world's best in Amsterdam. Pete came seventh, but won the Flair award. I tried my luck at a pour. The result was a disaster. No job for me behind a bar - back to being simply a patron.

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By Nicholas Henare


Bakery delights for all palates Looking for a great pie or a fantastic filled roll? A sweet treat in a donut or a cake slice? Perhaps a panini, a cheese roll or some sponge cake? Sticky buns or a sausage roll? There's something for everyone from a ‘tradie’ to a ‘suit on the run’ at Ma Baker.


he team starts early every day so everything is made fresh with their bread baked on site. They take pride in what's made and believe in quality ingredients. You can find Ma Baker at Bishopdale Mall and at Edgeware Mall. If you're in a hurry they provide great parking for that quick dash in for something delicious to eat. But you should get in quick as their food is in demand. If you're not in a hurry though, feel free to sit down and enjoy one of their flavoured coffees, an iced tea, smoothie or milkshake. With an experienced team of friendly staff and quality food to fill the hunger gap, why not drop into one of the Ma Baker sites to experience some of what's on offer. You can find them on Facebook and they are open seven days a week, 7am – 5.30pm.

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Yummy ethnic food for all the family If you are looking for great quality Chinese food and a wonderful atmosphere, look no further than Maxine's Palace Chinese Restaurant in Addington. Here you can experience a large variety of authentic Chinese dishes and Maxine's Palace is also able to cater for those with special dietary requirements. Marvellous Chinese vintage decor makes the dining experience just that touch more enjoyable.


f Yum Cha, a traditional Chinese brunch only available during lunch hours, is your thing then you've got to give it a try. I popped in with my boys to nd wonderful steamed dumplings, deep-fried squid, Prawn Cheong Fun, Sui Mai (little pork and prawn dumplings) and so much more. The avours are marvellous. There are so many choices on the menu it's hard to decide. One I can thoroughly recommend is Peking duck. The concept is like putting little strips of vegetables and a piece of duck in a pancake with a special sauce. Then you wrap it up and eat it like a spring roll. Chinese dining is about lling the table with various dishes and sharing together. It's a great way to have fun with friends and Maxine's Palace has everything for that special function or group booking. At 283 Lincoln Road just over from the ANZ, there's lots of parking. Go to Facebook and take a look or call to book on (03) 335 0100. As my son Tom said, it's his new favourite restaurant. You should make it yours too. Enjoy.

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Foodies predict that top of the food trends for 2016 is Ramen. This traditional Japanese noodle soup is no new invention but, thanks to its healthy, tasty flavours, it is appearing on menus everywhere. A huge menu of scrumptious mouth-watering delights & dangerously good coffee. Available for functions & catering services HOURS: Mon-Thurs 7am-4pm Fri 7am-Late Sat & Sun 8.30am-3.30pm

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o try authentic Ramen prepared in the Japanese way head to Sasuke Restaurant in Riccarton's Windmill Shopping Centre. Here in this bright and cheerful pinewood cafe, Shigeru Wada and his wife employ a chef who used to work in a Ramen restaurant in Japan. “Our dishes are very, very authentic,” the couple say. “We make our own soup stock from all natural ingredients. There is no artificial colour or MSG.” Healthy indeed! They serve three different Ramen sets – soy sauce, miso, and spicy miso.


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Ramen is not the only authentic Japanese delicacy you can expect at Sasuke. Their sushi is also prepared the traditional way, with vinegar-spiked rice that adds an extra rich layer of flavour to each mouthful. Add generous fillings and tender nori and it is no wonder aficionados label it “quite addictive.” A lunchtime sushi special offers the ideal opportunity to experience this flavoursome taste bomb.

The casual fully-licensed (BYO wine) restaurant is open 11am to 8pm Monday and until 9pm Tuesday to Saturday, for dine in and takeaways. Or visit the Sasuke stall at Japan Day on 6 March, where they will be serving up popular takeaway dishes – Japanese curry, octopus balls, that delicious sushi, and more - just like a festival in Japan.

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A must-do restaurant with a view of the Botanic Gardens

The excitement of exotic Asian food with a modern twist is delighting locals and visitors alike at DUO Dining Room and Bar. Combine their unique, delicious food with DUO's fabulous location, which is a tranquil spot opposite the Botanic Gardens in the YMCA building in Rolleston Avenue, and you have a 'must-do' restaurant that will entice you to schedule this place as your latest 'frequent diner' favourite.


n a harmony of east meets west, DUO's menu offers dishes from different Asian cultures created using the best of Asian ingredients and seasonal local produce. In the kitchen an international team combines knowledge of food culture, ingredients and dishes from western and eastern cuisines. Front of house staff are multilingual and passionate about both the food and the customers. This unique 'Modern Asian Eatery' is about to celebrate its three-year anniversary. It was a brave move to open a restaurant on 28 February 2013 in the midst

of the inner city after quake chaos, let alone a restaurant with a difference. But it's a move that has paid off. In China, DUO means “more” and owners and staff offer customers an experience that's more than just the usual fusion or traditional Asian. DUO's signature dish is crispy eggplant – Chinese inspired but with DUO's own twist. The tangy, crunchy-chewy sticky Sichuan coating and creamy flesh combo is a gastronomic delight. Other favourites are spicy wonton soup, dumplings, and yellow curry with pumpkin and tofu. The menu changes with the seasons, and the

autumn menu will feature more classical dishes (think noodles, buns and dumplings), all given, of course, the innovative DUO touch! With funky indoor décor and sheltered outdoor seating with views of the Botanic Gardens, DUO is a great place to relax with a drink or dine on healthy, affordable fare. It is open seven days (no surcharge ever!) and there is a happy hour every day 4:306:30pm. For exciting, modern Asian cuisine, DUO is the go-to place. It is also perfect for private or business functions.

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Delicious Easter hot cross buns now available! Themed iced Birthday cakes made to order Scrumptious “Coffee Worx” coffee

Delishimoes Bakery 263 Greers Road, Christchurch. Ph. 03 3597815

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

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ver the years I've been given the opportunity to try experiences that are more than a touch special. Chambord liqueur comprises one of those moments. Invited to play croquet at Riccarton House while the best cocktail maker in New Zealand makes you a drink - very special. I tried a Bramble, consisting of Chambord liqueur, Haymans gin, lemon juice and a lemon wedge. It's a fantastic cocktail. To mix perfect cocktails start with quality ingredients – liqueurs, spirits, fresh fruit and juices. Here's the essential list for your bar: shaker, jigger (measure), strainer, stirring spoon, ice bucket and scoop, knife and chopping board. Stock up on a selection of premium liqueurs such as Chambord - an infusion of black and red raspberries. Here's a recipe that won't go astray.

CHAMBORD PUNCH ROYALE Ingredients: 150 ml Chambord Liqueur 150 ml Cranberry 2 Bottles Champagne/ Pasqua Prosecco 100 ml Soda

Method: Fill a large pitcher with ice. Add Chambord, cranberry juice and two bottles of your favourite ďŹ zz. Stir and then plop in the juiciest raspberries and blackberries.

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So much more than just bagels Wholly Bagels and pizza! There's a great new place in Ilam with a wonderful range of excellent wholesome food. Wholly Bagels and Pizza at 136 Ilam Road isn't just about bagels and pizza though. It's a super place to have a good coffee too. There's wholly soup and fantastic wraps, bags of bagel bits to snack on and so much more.


agels are baked fresh daily and are low-fat with no additives, no colouring, no sugar and they're high in fibre with a wide range of fillings to choose from. Why wouldn't you make this venue your choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Perhaps you want to try one of the gourmet bagels like the premium coldsmoked Marlborough salmon with capers, red onion and your choice of flavoured cream cheese? There's so much choice at a great price.

Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 8.30pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 8.30pm. If gluten-free is for you, how about a gluten-free bagel, or a gluten-free, dairy-free ice cream on a hot Christchurch afternoon? Vegans have a bagel option too, so there is something for everyone at Wholly Bagels. Perhaps a great American-styled pizza? Wholly Bagels and Pizza use top-quality ingredients and want you to see how good they are as well. Who can walk past the New Yorker with double pepperoni, mozzarella and pizza sauce? Try out Wholly Bagels and Pizza now by dropping in to 136 Ilam Road or call on 351 0883.

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CUISINE By Nicholas Henare

With Valentine's Day looming the average New Zealand male starts to tremble with anxiety. Yes - thanks to film and media, women are bombarded with images of a romantic Lothario ready to sweep them off their feet with chocolates, flowers and writings of undying love.

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ear not romantic men of fair Christchurch. I bring you an idea: an al fresco picnic! To prepare your partner of choice watch La Dolce Vita the night before and suggest a picnic. Put together your favourite Italian foods, pack an old-fashioned hamper with stuffed chilli peppers, olives and prosciuttowrapped melon skewers to enhance the al fresco dining experience, while maintaining a simple yet elegant take on a classic New Zealand beach dinner. Trade up your fish and chips on the beach for tomato, onion and basil bruschetta with balsamic vinaigrette. It's the Italian cheese toastie. An orange and fennel salad is used throughout Italy as a summery appetizer. And no Italian feast is complete without true authentic gelato. Don't forget to bring along your Italian-

To prepare your partner of choice watch La Dolce Vita the night before and suggest a picnic. Trade up your fish and chips on the beach for tomato, onion and basil bruschetta with balsamic vinaigrette. It's the Italian cheese toastie.

inspired picnic blanket, protecting yourself from any unwanted sand spoiling your delicious feast, and battery-powered candles are a must-have. These will set the romantic ambience for the evening without running the risk of any unwanted disturbances.

Download or Spotify some Italian music from the likes of Andrea Bocelli and Luciano Pavarotti. These artists embody the romantic persona, taking your picnic setting to another level. Then the most important part: the drink, San Pellegrino, was created in Milan from mineral water in 1899 and it's the perfect drink for a romantic Italian picnic. It is the champagne of carbonated beverage. The perfect cocktail is a Classic Italian 75. Purchase a bottle of Pasqua prosecco and mix with San Pellegrino limonata. There are other flavours: Aranciata rosa (blood orange); Aranciata and Pompelmo (grapefruit). They all taste great with gin and vodka. In this way you can have yourself a wonderful Italian experience and fun with your partner leading up to or on Valentine's Day.

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ynonymous with the Lincoln food scene for decades – since 1967 in fact – has been Hillyer's of Lincoln, which started as a small bakery. It didn't take long for the family's recipes to gain a reputation for exquisitely delicious home baking. They are especially famous for their gourmet pie range with their sumptuous fillings, such as chilli con carne, chicken asparagus bacon and cream cheese or steak caramelised onion and red pepper. It was the Canterbury earthquakes, however, that began to shake Lincoln from its quiet and tranquillity. New subdivisions sprang up seemingly overnight to cater for displaced Christchurch people seeking firmer ground and with them has come a desire for a greater variety of restaurants and cafés.





It was the Canterbury earthquakes that began to shake Lincoln from its quiet and tranquillity.

The Famous Grouse Hotel, the only pub in Lincoln, had sat on the same site since 1868. It was demolished after the September 2010 earthquake, but a fabulous revisiting of the old pub has recently opened serving superb gastro pub grub all day. Coffee Culture found its way to Lincoln too, with their 'fix' brewed from the finest Arabic beans roasted to perfection and served with love. The stylish store definitely brought a touch of sophistication to the Lincoln culinary environment. Then last year came The Laboratory, an experimental craft beer brew house, bar and restaurant that has quickly become both integral to the heart of the local community as well as worth travelling to. Lincoln has indeed now come of age gastronomically.

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On your next visit to Hanmer Springs you will be impressed with the new Village Shopping Centre, which opened in December 2015.


he buildings are sympathetic to the alpine surroundings - raw stained timber with spacious shop interiors, wide mountain views and a relaxing 'walkabout' atmosphere. At the head of the complex is the new Artisan Spa beauty centre with four treatment rooms available. It's the perfect location for a group or a girls' weekend treat your daughter, mother, or your husband! Beauty choices are wide-ranging, from a luxurious hour-long tailor-made facial, to body treatments and remedial or aromatic massages. For locals there are great discounts on beauty services and products.

The top-of-the-line facilities include a skin scanner, which helps consultants choose the best facial treatment, or full body massage where you choose your own scented oil. It's luxury in one stop. Also in the Village Shopping Centre children can enjoy a delicious hot treat from the Hanmer Bakery, next to the conveniently located Healthworks Pharmacy, or enjoy the safe, flat interconnecting communal areas while parents soak up the shopping atmosphere. Rohm and Mirror Mirror boutiques have a good range of women's clothing. Find something for dining out or treat yourself to a colourful top to wear over swimwear. The choices are impressive.

For home enthusiasts Homestead Interiors offers a good mix of gifts, cards, rugs, furniture and lighting - lots of natural tones and plenty of gems to find. As the town's weekend population continues to grow, the new village complex is one to watch.

Steamy Weekend? Hot Conference? Relaxing Hideaway? Hot Springs Motor Lodge is the perfect venue and is close by Hanmers amazing amenities

Situated on the main street Rustic Cafe offers a wide range of meals and beverages. Serving our special hot chocolate & real fruit smoothies complimented by our Spanish inspired menu done KIWI style. Great for groups & families & fully licensed. Bookings recommended.

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Quality and functionality take over from square footage Transforming a house into a home has been a human endeavour since our forebears painted their cave walls. Although the physical nature of our homes has evolved rather dramatically since limestone and water formed our place of solace, the modern home is still a vehicle for personal expression.

The 'outdoor room' movement creates the illusion of a larger house and brings the outdoors in, while the kitchen offers options for personalised design elements.


lthough three to four bedroom homes remain the most popular house size, Kiwis are choosing to spend up on stylish features to reflect individual needs in their new homes, according to residential builders who observe these trends. Purchasers are adding customised home variations worth tens of thousands of dollars and potentially much more to their long-term property value as they make specific product and design choices. Apparently quality, functionality and open-plan design with customised storage

solutions for personal interests and hobbies have taken over from square footage in smaller builds. People want to maximise available space and construct a smart, functional and efficient home for their family without over-capitalising on their investment. Kitchens and al fresco dining areas and outdoor rooms are where those personalised design elements can be best seen. The outdoor room movement has created the illusion of a larger house and brings the outdoors in. In terms of interior design trends, 2015

saw a movement toward the Scandinavian look of light wood and white tones teamed with primitive materials such as timber, stone, leather and fur – all of which recently emerged on TV3's The Block NZ Villa Wars. Trends for 2016 include a move to black stainless steel, formal dining rooms and bathrooms that feel like living spaces. This year will see a continuation of sophisticated pastel hues and relaxed neutral combinations dominating interiors, but there are plenty of colours on the horizon with unexpected blends of bright, bold colours and textured prints.

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ith today's busy lifestyles we're all under increased pressure to juggle numerous balls in the air at once. That, combined with modern diets, stress and physical activity, can contribute to low, depleted or compromised protein levels. This can affect muscles, skin and even hair condition. Lifestream International has come to the rescue and formulated a new protein powder developed from highly nutritious marine microalgae. It's the latest wholefood release from the New Zealand-owned and operated company. Pure Protein is a bioavailable, vegetarian wholefood sourced from chlorella, which is known for its nourishing properties as well as its high protein content. It has a pleasant taste with a subtle nutty flavour, making it easy to add to various recipes. It makes a great addition to smoothies, or sprinkle it over cereal or yoghurt for an extra boost in the morning. Pure Protein is available at health food stores and pharmacies nationwide.

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SALE NOW ON Gift items from 25% off Now available at Querky Style.

‘Noa Noa’ new range now instore. Available at Coco Gifts.

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6 Individual table mats with conversation quotes inspiring Food for Thought. RRP $45.00. Available At Bella Gifts.


lamping is the new camping for those of us who like a bit of luxury when we're in the great outdoors. Meet the Lotus Bud, the latest addition to the Lotus Belle glamping family. Weighing just 26kgs with a 2.7m diameter, it's the perfect size to fit easily in the boot of the family car and can be assembled by one person in 45 minutes. The Bud stands without a central pole, providing a spacious interior that makes it perfect for those who like to set the scene with furniture and decorations. If shade is needed on those scorching summer days, the Bud comes with an optional porch awning to protect you from harmful UV rays. The Lotus Bud tent is available to buy online at

Military-style Canvas Ottoman available at Bridge Interiors.

Unique antiques, curiosities and homewares. Available from Twine Furniture, The Mill, Waikuku. Ph. 03 312 2152.

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he biggest problem facing skin health in New Zealand is the amount of time we spend in the sun, according to Creator and Director of Oasis Beauty Stephanie Evans. “Sexy tanned and glowing skin is all about faking it not baking it,” she explains. Saving the day one tan at a time is Oasis Beauty's new Super Tan. It's a moisturising gradual tanner with a light instant bronzer that leaves your skin with a safe, sunless, holiday-like glow to be enjoyed all year round, even if your skin is covered up. Suitable for all skin types – including those with sensitive skin – Super Tan has a quick-drying, non-greasy texture, and it doesn't have an overpowering smell like many self-tanning products do. Its formulation combines active tanning ingredients naturally derived from sugar beets, sugar cane and red raspberries. Another bonus is that it's 100 percent vegan and comes with a free applicator mitt for a smooth and streak-free application. Oasis Beauty Super Tan and Applicator Mitt RRP $34.90 for 150ml.

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URBAN FARMS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION Take a walk down Peterborough Street and you will see a flourishing garden. The urban farm is the work of Cultivate Christchurch, a group which is working to build a network of productive urban farms across the city.


or us it is about growing healthy food and supporting young people in a real-world context,” says co-founder Fiona Stewart. “We have the opportunity for conversations with youth about their values and ambitions as they work alongside the Cultivate Christchurch team on the farm. With the support of our community we grow skills and provide meaningful work experience while engaging and inspiring young people to live lives they value.” Fiona combined forces with Bailey Peryman to begin the concept last year, with her background in youth justice and mental health fitting well with his knowledge of community gardens and the local food network. Funding has been provided through the Vodafone Foundation that includes support from the Ākina Foundation, which is about growing social enterprise. “We wanted to show this is the way we are growing produce; this is how we are working with youth and this is the impact

it has on young people,” says Fiona. The Peterborough Street farm is set to be the first of many. Their produce is already being sold and donated locally with the intention to maintain 70 percent of produce sold to ultimately create a sustainable charitable company and continue donating 30 percent to those in need. To find out more, including how you can offer support, visit Cultivate Christchurch on Facebook or at

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CAVIT & CO OPENS IN CHRISTCHURCH Debbie Cavit was delighted to host a cocktail party recently to celebrate the opening of her third Cavit & Co showroom at 148 Victoria Street, Christchurch. Approximately 140 guests enjoyed Moet, canapes and music as they mixed and mingled and experienced the beautiful furniture, lighting and accessories from the best international designers in the world

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to tempt Run them up the wall, across the floor, along the bathtub or behind the stove. No matter where you place them, tiles are right up there in the style stakes.

Marble-look ceramic tiles and tiles that replicate a concrete finish in line with the industrial look are still coming through strong. Many of these tiles are in very large sizes. The focus on replicating natural materials, including paper, fabric and metals, means colours are muted and restrained. But when it comes to colour, turquoise – a deep, saturated hue that evokes the ocean – is proving a popular standout. Tessellating patterns and mosaics – with their timeless style – are now moving into 3D effects, producing tiles with depth, through to those which are arranged to cast shadows that fall in patterns. Small-scale tiles also have their place and many have carefully rendered textures – satin, gloss, rough, smooth and even wood-like – which demand to be touched.

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s we power our way into 2016, we look at what the world’s largest ceramic tile trade show Cersaie suggests we have in store for the upcoming months as far as tile trends are concerned. The lookalikes are back - yes, planks and panels that recreate the look of wood and marble are still in full force. Whether you want to create a natural rustic look or something more contemporary and sophisticated, there are timber tiles to suit.

That's the news out of Italy, or more precisely Cersaie, which delivers the looks that will define tiled spaces in 2016.

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GETTING TECH-SAVVY with your plumbing Thinking of making your home more tech-savvy? Chances are you're not looking to your plumbing. However, technology is playing an increasingly important role in this area, whether you're looking to increase comfort and value, create a healthier home or lower your environmental impact. Increase comfort and value What better way to utilise technology than to increase the comfort and value of your home. You can stream live music to your shower through wireless technology, or even control lighting and water pressure through a digital interface. There are LEDs that light up the toilet bowl for night use, or even LED light rings in bathroom sinks that glow red or blue to indicate water temperature.


Lowering environmental impact


Enabling a healthier home There is now a wide range of plumbing products designed to enable a healthier living space. Clever water filtration systems such as reverse osmosis filtration can filter out contaminants from tap water. 'Touchless technology' can help your family avoid the spread of germs. Close the lid, flush the toilet, and even wash your hands without having to touch germ-infested surfaces. Better yet, the toilet lid will automatically close. That should finally put an end to the ongoing 'seat up or down' debate that rages on in many households!

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There's a reason they call water 'liquid gold', and finding ways to conserve or re-use water is a great use of technology. There are new smart dishwashers that recycle water from the rinse cycle for the next wash. Low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators can reduce your home water consumption as much as 50 percent and also reduce water heating costs. Dual-flush toilets that feature two levers – one for urine and one for solid waste – and home automation technology that can shut off sprinkler systems based on weather reports are both popular options to save water. Tankless water heaters provide hot water only as needed, using about 20 percent less energy than traditional storage methods. And, of course, the classic greywater system – re-using water that goes down the sink or shower drain for other purposes such as flushing the toilet – is another great innovation that can net significant savings.

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GARDEN SCULPTURES: For garden, gift and home inspiration, Creative Castings has the largest range of statuary in New Zealand. Proud to be the foremost manufacturer of quality garden statues for over 25 years, Creative Castings’ wide range offers something for every style and taste.

Whilst they are always producing future trends, they also understand the love of the old favourites.


seasonal style. Whilst they are always producing future trends, they also understand the love of the old favourites, so you will always find the classics as part of the product range too. A particularly exciting selection of beautiful urns and pedestals will be added to the catalogue in 2016. Ever popular fountains and birdbaths make timeless features in any garden setting, and Creative Castings has a style to suit you. Impressive extra-large feature fountains are stunning while there are

hether you need a special focal point in your outdoors or a meaningful memorial, Creative Castings are happy to offer friendly advice and knowledge to assist with making the right choice to suit your landscape plans. Always on trend, the extensive catalogue boasts thousands of exclusive, innovative and fresh designs. The product range continues to grow regularly with Creative Castings proud to be setting the trends and leading the way for each


equally many options to suit the smallest courtyard or interior space. With everything from pots, planters, urns and pedestals, to cats, dogs, pigs and wildlife as well as gargoyles and wizards, nautical theme and contemporary modernist styles, it's hard to choose just which beautiful statue will be your favourite! Birdbaths, garden furniture, Santa Fe and Pacifica, fairies, angels and cherubs, korus, pet memorials and wall plaques – the list goes on. In fact if you just can't choose, Creative Castings offer

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futuristic and traditional Always on trend, the extensive catalogue boasts thousands of exclusive, innovative and fresh designs.

gift vouchers for any denomination which make the perfect gift for any occasion – something often used for weddings, birthdays, anniversary and retirement gifting. The on-line catalogue is available for viewing at and features new releases, product information, colour choice options and monthly newsletters as well as a list of stockists nationwide. Shipping direct to your door throughout New Zealand is available.

Creative Castings has always been proudly New Zealand owned. Based in Christchurch, everything is manufactured on site at their Waltham Road factory. Off-street parking is available just at the base of the overbridge. Feel free to come and browse the large display yard, always stocked with a vast array of water features, birdbaths and selections from their huge range of statues, planters and gorgeous garden furniture.

Creative Castings is centrally located at 240a Waltham Road (by the Waltham Road overbridge off Moorhouse Avenue). Open 9 – 4.30 Monday to Friday as well as Saturday mornings. Phone (03) 366 1261.


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AWARD-WINNING BUILDERS WOW FAMILIES Two Canterbury families are living the dream in spectacular, modern homes.


cooping a swag of awards for two luxury residential dwellings late last year, Jim the Builder has cemented his reputation within the industry as a quality craftsman who creates homes you'll never want to leave. For a family on the outskirts of Christchurch, an ultra-modern concrete bungalow has all the mod cons for the ultimate sustainable, luxury lifestyle. Complete with expansive vistas across Canterbury and the Southern Alps and equipped with fully integrated state-ofthe-art thermal and energy-efficient solutions, this home offers stylish simplicity finished to a high-end quality standard that impressed the judges. Winning half a dozen awards, including the top accolade at the Architectural Designers New Zealand Awards, two golds at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards, and the Master Joiners Best Kitchen Award (Ryan's Kitchens), puts Jim the Builder head and shoulders above the rest.

Winning half a dozen awards puts Jim the Builder head and shoulders above the rest. Photos by Jamie Armstrong Photography

A stunning renovation on Sumner's waterfront took out two golds at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards. This quake-ravaged character bungalow was transformed beyond all recognition into a spectacular modern family home with the design

expertise of Weir Architecture and brought to fruition by the building experts at Jim the Builder. Whether it's a new build or revitalising an old home, the company's director Jim Stenberg and his team have been making dreams come true for Cantabrians for the past decade. “Our philosophy is simple,” says Jim. “We do a great job with great people, to build great homes.”

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Beyond All Expectations With decades of experience in the decorating and building industry, Wisker Contracting's owners Glenn Wisker and Peter Supyk offer a full range of services to bring your dream home to fruition.


elebrating 25 years in business this year, Wisker Contracting's founder Glenn Wisker says the company has evolved and developed over the years from home decorating to full project management of renovations and new builds. Peter has expertise in plastering, having owned his own plastering company in the UK, so with their shared values and approach to business and commitment to producing quality workmanship, Glenn and Peter decided to join forces and the perfect marriage was made. It's clear to see from their extensive portfolio of luxury homes across Canterbury that they deliver exactly what they promise. Finishing your home to the

highest standard, Wisker Contracting oversees the implementation of every aspect from interior design to plastering, painting and wallpapering to tiling and even landscaping. “Normally there would be several different teams doing these jobs, but by having one team from one company with one project manager and one contact point, it makes life easier for everyone. It means everyone knows what's going on, everyone is good at their job, communication is simpler, the job gets done faster, standards are consistent and everyone is happy,” explains Glenn. Specialists within the industry, such as the architects and designers they collaborate with to deliver unsurpassed

“Having one team from one company with one project manager and one contact point, makes life easier for everyone.” results for their satisfied clientele, all agree on one thing: “their attention to detail and quality of workmanship is second to none.” For your home renovation or new build, contact Glenn and Peter on 03 366 3787 or visit

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