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COVER STORIES 33 FASHION: Autumn aesthetics in every shade

60 THE CULINARY OLYMPICS: Who’s ahead of the professional pack?

63 HOME: Enter the industrial zone









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Publisher Metros Publishing Group Ltd Kate Pierson



hile I consider myself fortunate to have grown up during a pretechnology era when bruised knees, bikes and building huts in the backyard were the status quo, I also spent a lot of time watching The Wizard of Oz on repeat. There was something particularly comforting and relatable about each of the characters, each on their own journey of self-discovery. There was a sentiment in the lm, that for me, while inevitably clichĂŠ, has become relevant to me now more than ever before. There s no place like home . Having spent many months overseas in the past several years (of course keeping a watchful eye on the city I ve called home since birth), I have been blessed to experience some of the greatest wonders in the world. From the Great Wall of China to the Taj Mahal in India, I have had the fortune of basking in the glow of their incredible beauty and history. Yet during every experience I have pursued, or serendipitously fallen into overseas, there has been one prevailing emotion that stayed with me. Homesickness. It has only been through leaving and returning, getting a taste of the impressive evolution of our generous little city that I have come to fully appreciate that home is so much more than where the heart is. To my mind, it is what de nes you, playing an instrumental role in how you think, feel, and relate to the world. Through my travels overseas, I have become even more passionate about Christchurch, wider Canterbury and New Zealand as a nation. From our truly unique flora and fauna and the delicious taste of our water (for the most part!), to that No. 8 wire mentality that has rmly cemented us as a highly respected and competitive player on the world stage. I am a great believer that we have a remarkable mix of natural, social, environmental, recreational and professional assets that set us apart. It is with a renewed sense of patriotism, ready to settle and soak up what Christchurch is now and promises to be, that I take on the role as the new permanent Editor of Metropol Magazine. I am immeasurably grateful to be embarking on my new chapter in life helping to lead Metropol, ensuring that it continues to ful l its potential. My hope is that with every magazine we put together with you in mind, you turn each page feeling exactly the way I do now excited, full of hope, and reminded that there truly is no place like home .

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TWANG, SLIDE AND CROON The Listener said Eb & Sparrow “bring Ry Cooder's Paris, Texas twang, slide, croon and growl to the Kiwi heartland”. Cantabrians can now hear it for themselves, with the five-piece band from Wellington kicking off the 2016 Gloucester Room Sessions season at the Isaac Theatre Royal later this month.


eaturing pastoral, expansive ballads, rollicking good-time songs and a few memorable torchburners, Eb & Sparrow is led by Ebony Lamb. The band is fast cementing its reputation as one of the most cuttingedge Kiwi country groups around. It has opened for international acts and performed alongside local legends including Marlon Williams, Delaney Davidson, The Eastern and The Warratahs – and is noted for its storytelling as much as Ebony's poignant vocals. As well as The Listener, the band has garnered some excellent reviews from the

Left to right: Bryn Heveldt, Jason Johnson, Ebony Lamb, Nick Brown, Chris Winter. Photo: Kate MacPherson music fraternity. A NZ Herald reviewer commented that “Eb & Sparrow is a honeyed, smoky, foot-tappin' treat for the ears … the five-piece lay down wholehearted, deep-hued, visceral tales … with such beautiful warmth and fragility you're hooked from the first glide of lap steel to the last soaring, vocal phrase.” Eb & Sparrow is touring for the first time with Arts On Tour New Zealand (AOTNZ), which organises tours of Kiwi performers to rural and smaller centres in

New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand. It liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and other talent to country districts. Eb & Sparrow performs on Saturday 19 March at 8pm in the Gloucester Room, Isaac Theatre Royal. Tickets $26 adults, $24 concessions. To book, phone 0800 TICKETEK or go to

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French chamber music with ‘joie de vivre’ is the theme of Les Bons Vivants, a Christopher’s Classics performance on Thursday 17 March.


he first concert in the series for 2016, it features Principal Harpist with the CSO (Christchurch Symphony Orchestra) Helen Webby. She is well-known throughout New Zealand as a recitalist: solo, chamber and concerto soloist. She also toured with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to Europe in 2010. Interestingly, Helen performs on a concert harp built of New Zealand red beech by her brother, Kim Webby. For Les Bons Vivants, Helen has assembled four of her CSO colleagues to join her: Amandine Guerin – First Violin; Serenity Thurlow – Principal Viola; Tomas Hurnik – Associate Principal Cello; and Anthony Ferner – Principal Flute. The Christopher’s Classics programme, founded by Christopher Marshall and now in its 22nd year, has become a mainstay of the Christchurch chamber music scene. It consists of five concerts a year and showcases some of New Zealand’s finest musicians. Following Les Bons Vivants, the programme features Michael Houstoun (21 April); New Zealand String Quartet with pianist Stephen Le Pledge (17 August); Amici Ensemble (5 October); and Affetto (20 October).

Helen Webby, with harp. Back row from left : Anthony Ferner, flute; Serenity Thurlow, viola; Amandine Guerin, violin. In front: Tomas Hurnik, cello.

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WHAT: Les Bons Vivants WHERE: St Michael and All Angels Church, 86 Oxford Tce WHEN: 7.30pm, Thursday 17 March TICKET INFORMATION: Door sales and cash only. $40 or full-time students $15. Bring a cushion to make the pews more comfortable.

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One Woman, One World OUT & ABOUT


By Majka Kaiser




ollaborating with high-ranking government o cials, politicians and Sheikhs throughout Asia and the Middle East, Jo Pennycuick is the woman at the helm of Christchurch-based design company, Redesign, that is taking the world by storm.

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What is the most challenging aspect of your job? Managing such an extensive portfolio and various business ventures outside of Redesign, there are many, many challenges. As we cover many time zones, my day starts somewhere between 5am and 6am and the last call will be usually around 10pm. Achieving balance and prioritysetting are the greatest challenges. What is the most rewarding aspect of your job? The ability to work on high-profile projects around the globe; our associations with Indian government and political agencies and high-level Sheikhs in the Middle East; moving into new emerging countries like Myanmar, Vietnam and China; and providing my staff with opportunities within New Zealand and beyond.

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What do you enjoy most about working in Asia and the Middle East? I love the people, I love the food, I love talking business and developing relationships. I also really like that as New Zealanders we are well respected wherever we go, and there’s never a bad word to be said about our dealings. If I had a rupee for every person that asked me to help them come to New Zealand, I would be a very rich woman! How do you navigate the cultural expectations being a woman in business in the Middle East? We dress in our abayas, respect the cultures, abide by the rules and do the work set out for us. Like I always say, ‘be good at what you do and the clients will have respect’.

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I am a very driven and methodical person. I make informed decisions and think very carefully before making my move.

What is the secret to your success? I am a very driven and methodical person. I make informed decisions and think very carefully before making my move. Our place in the design market is a combination of awardwinning design, repeat business, professional management and effective design systems, and we manage expectations and deliver what we promise, which is very much our core strength. How does your company set itself apart from others? We offer a service and style that is very different to other design companies, and one that is distinct within the markets in which we work. We have tapped into a niche market of retail, food and beverage within the airport sector and offer clients the complete package, from conception to construction. Where do you find your greatest source of support as a woman in business in the global market? Being selected for the 2015 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia Pacific Program was an incredible experience. It gave me the opportunity to meet like-minded and influential dynamic businesswomen who have given me an amazing amount of support. What are the three key factors that have contributed to Redesign’s phenomenal success? Professionalism, presence (within the markets in which you work), and calculated risk. Know your business, know your markets, know your end strategy and always plan ahead.

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What other projects outside of Redesign do you have on the horizon? I’m currently working on a food and beverage concept being developed in Uzbekistan and the wider Middle East that could potentially be introduced into New Zealand malls, but the next venture due to launch is an onlineonly design company. It’s very exciting as it’s completely new to the market and the world at large. How do you achieve the often precarious work/life balance? My work is pretty intense, but I’m fortunate enough to have two wonderful teenage children who are extremely supportive and know how hard I work for them, as I do for all my staff too. What do you love most about living in Christchurch? Now that we’re seeing a lot of new buildings popping up, I’m looking forward to being a part of the rebuild. These are exciting times that present a great opportunity for us to have a truly unique and design-focused city.


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The 'sold out' Canterbury Medical Research Foundation Annual Wine and Art Auction on 22 October 2015 at the Rydges Latimer saw $100,000 raised for bowel cancer research. Seated in candelight, serenaded by a string quartet and sipping on vino donated by Charles Wiffen Wine, guests bid enthusiastically for items including a signed Eric Clapton guitar.

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As the weekend passed he began to improve - his temperature dropped, his breathing improved and his appetite returned.

Richard Lucy, a veterinarian and ultrasonographer at Ourvets in St Albans, shares his experience of caring for Honey, a very sick little pup:


he lunchtime flight from Queenstown arrived in Christchurch with some very precious cargo. Honey, a 10 week-old Golden Labrador pup, was an emergency patient suffering from a life-threatening condition – a pyothorax. His chest cavity was full of pus and without treatment he would soon die. The Queenstown vets had initially stabilised him before flying him to us for further diagnosis and treatment. Honey was a very sad and sick little boy, with a high temperature and laboured breathing on arrival. We immediately began emergency treatment - starting him

on oxygen, triple-therapy antibiotics, intravenous fluids and draining his chest. We removed 120mls of blood-stained pus and some air from his chest cavity, resulting in an immediate improvement in his breathing. We began lavaging his chest, instilling warmed sterile saline to wash out the clots of pus from his chest cavity. His X-rays from Central Otago revealed a strange white fluffy region that we were concerned about, but how to further determine the importance of this? Was it an infection, a twisted lung lobe or even a cancer? Honey was too sick to sedate to do a CT scan, so we opted for an ultrasound scan of his chest. The procedure is painless Honey just lay on a big fluffy blanket while we performed the scan. The abnormal area on the X-ray was located, and under ultrasound guidance, I very carefully introduced a needle through his chest wall

into the area and removed some cells to send to the Veterinary Laboratory at Massey University. Then all we could do was wait for the results to come back from the laboratory on Monday. Honey required round-the-clock monitoring, chest drainage, intravenous fluids, oxygen and medications, as he was such a sick wee pup. We transferred him to the After Hours Veterinary Centre for the first two nights where their dedicated team could look after him overnight, returning him to us each morning. As the weekend passed, he began to improve his temperature dropped, his breathing improved and his appetite returned. The amount of pus that we were draining from his chest was also greatly reducing. Contact Ourvets on to find your nearest clinic, and follow the rest of Honey's recovery in Ourvets’ next editorial.

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HADLOW HOLDS COURT IN DARK TRAGEDY Former Cantabrian Mark Hadlow has returned to his old stomping ground to play the lead role in The Court Theatre's Macbeth.


he contemporary, urban staging of Macbeth, Shakespeare's dark tragedy, opened recently. Artistic Director of The Court and director of Macbeth, Ross Gumbley, has long wanted to stage the play “in a society that has been ravaged by conflict in a long civil war and infused with the sort of images we have seen in recent history in Eastern Europe and the Middle East”. Gumbley firmly believes that the story of a decorated general who seizes power and then destroys all threats to his authority is starkly relevant. “Macbeth is almost a 'how-to' playbook for dictators,” says Gumbley. “Rulers like Stalin and Gaddafi; countries like Syria and Chechnya — the pattern of someone assuming control and transforming into a tyrant has echoed through history. “The play is a fascinating study of selfcorruption. Once you give yourself license to act on your darkest impulses, where — and how — does it end? Macbeth gives himself that license and as a result his internal conflict is the heart of this tragedy. He's an incredibly imaginative character, so when he surrenders to his dark thoughts we see up close the toll it takes,” explains Gumbley. 14 March 10, 2016 Metropol

Casting Hadlow, as well as Lara Macgregor as Lady Macbeth, was the key. “With Mark as Macbeth, you see a man for whom murder is his last roll of the dice to be King,” says Gumbley. “The best part for us is that Mark's abilities only get better with age. He can convey the danger and power of Macbeth while simultaneously deeply invoking the audience's sympathy.” Macgregor, former Artistic Director of the Fortune Theatre, recently directed The Court season of Winston's Birthday and last performed with Hadlow at The Court as a married couple in When the Rain Stops Falling. Having also played a couple in Gods of Carnage, Gumbley felt the actors' chemistry would be perfectly harnessed in the lead roles in Macbeth. With the leads and creative vision secure, the remainder of the cast fell into place, with Gumbley assembling “a strata of mature actors with a wonderful blend of young actors coming in that gives this production a fantastic energy”. Numerous actors return to The Court for Macbeth, including Owen Black (who played Malcolm almost 20 years earlier, now playing Macduff); Michael Keir Morrissey; and Adam Brookfield. Making their debuts at The Court are British actor

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Tom Peters (with numerous UK stage roles under his belt) as Macbeth's best friend and comrade Banquo; and New Zealandborn Raewyn Lippert (Game of Thrones, Call the Midwife and Suffragettes) as one of the witches who prophesy Macbeth's ascension. “When you delve into Macbeth you unlock doors that lead to other doors, and that's one reason it's Shakespeare's most popularly-produced play – it constantly reinvents itself with each production,” says Gumbley. “Four hundred years on, Macbeth still feels like it was written for today.” To book tickets, phone 963 0870 or visit




On Friday 19 February, a joint celebration between Potteryworld and Big Little Tree Company took place to mark the occasion of a new shared venue at 489 Sawyers Arms Road. With the ability to now spoil their customers with even more choice, both businesses and their loyal clients and hardworking contractors involved with the relocation kicked up their heels to celebrate the success.

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John Taylor, Nigel Croton, Kelvin Blyth Gabor Csontos, Lawrie Gray

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Peter Van-Beek, Chris Goom, Judy Van-Beek

Drummond Thompson, Phil Spicer, Ledlie Goom

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Nola Mannis, Penny Leighs (owners’ mums)

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Denise Leighs, Jill Goom

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OUT & ABOUT The ideal destination to satiate all your

EATERIES PACKING A PUNCH With more than 45 specialty retailers that range from fashion to food, beauty to homewares, there are a few new eateries in the mix at the Bush Inn Centre that are well worth a visit.


oining the abundance of exotic Orient flavours at Bush Inn, the newest foreign cuisine to tantalise taste buds is Dubba Dubba. Dine in, or takeaway, Moroccan grilled salads and filled tortillas are all made with fresh, local ingredients. Dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian options are available as well as pint-sized portions for the kids. The New York Deli has not long opened the doors on a third location at Bush Inn. Serving its famous freshly-baked bagels and wholesome 'hero' sandwiches, New York fries will be a first on the menu at its latest locale. Burger Fuel is due to face some serious competition with the arrival of classic American burger brand Carl's Jr. when its first South Island burger bars open this month. Prepare to sample the world-famous chargrilled steakhouse burgers bursting with big flavours. Pie Face is soon to join the Bush Inn. Each of its hand-made gourmet pies comes with a funny face to brighten your day and the coffee comes in several strengths: 'Still Asleep', 'Open My Eyes', and 'Start My Heart'. The Bush Inn Centre is the ideal destination to satiate all your culinary desires.

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The wide range of quality wining and dining, nightclubbing, first-rate fashion and home accessory shops to be found in Victoria Street is best typified by the contrast in the two main establishments at either end – Knox Church at the top and Christchurch Casino at the bottom.


ictoria Street is a melting pot. There's fine dining, featuring cuisine from all around the world. It's cheap and cheerful, with good coffee, wine, craft beer, cider and amazing cocktails,” the Regional Manager of Hospitality New Zealand, Amy McLellan-Minty, says. “The street comes alive at the end of the working day, with younger people going there for drinks at container bars, in restaurants and night clubs, and at weekends often staying on into the early hours of the morning. Adding to the fun, the Calendar Girls strip club is to open soon opposite the casino.”

After the earthquakes, many people opening new restaurants and bars there – such as Tequila Mockingbird Restaurant and the Revival Container Bar – were warned against doing so because the future of the street was uncertain. None of them, however, have regretted doing so. Revival has just been expanded into the Little Neighbourhood bar, offering a bigger selection of food. Restaurateur Tony Astle has opened three venues there: The King of Snake, Mexicano's and the accompanying Dirty Lands bar, and Chinwag. Chef Jonny Schwass is now located in the two-storey, weatherboard Harlequin Public House, near the Victoria Clock Tower. On the opposite Salisbury Street corner stands a giant metal gnome outside the Gourmet Hub container restaurant, which serves global food, ranging from Greek skewers to Thai beef salad, Caribbean black fish tacos, Cuban sandwiches, and Portuguese peri-peri chicken. That certainly is a melting pot! Metropol March 10, 2016 17


DOGGED DAMES ENTERTAIN THE RURAL HINTERLAND Working wool sheds in the South Island heartland are set to be transformed into real-life show spaces for an unforgettable night in the country.

Emma Newborn, Mel Parsons, Amelia Dunbar


ollowing sell-out tours from the deep south to the far north of New Zealand since 2012, the team behind The Bitches' Box & Mel Parsons are now presenting a brand new double-bill show down on the farm. Sons of a Bitch & Mel Parsons promises an unmissable evening of music, theatre and comedy, complete with BBQ and bar – and all in the comfort of a wool shed.

Emma Newborn, Mel Parsons, Amelia Dunbar From the makers of The Bitches' Box comes a hilarious new show featuring a mob of delightful (and disgusting) dogs. Country bumpkin Amelia Dunbar, who hails from a high-country farm in Canterbury, and Auckland city slicker Emma Newborn once again take to the stage in an attempt to bridge the urban/rural divide the

only way they know how … by playing dogs. Join them as they present their signature, fastpaced, multi-character new show Sons of a Bitch. It's the side-splitting sequel to the five-star gem The Bitches' Box, which was a big hit with audiences from Edendale to Edinburgh, from wool sheds to glittering festivals worldwide. After a huge year in 2015, Canterbury-based Silver Scroll finalist and Fly My Pretties star Mel Parsons presents a new solo show. This follows her critically-acclaimed and award-winning new album, Drylands. With her razor-sharp wit and deft hand on the guitar, Parsons is one of New Zealand's favourite globe-trotting singer-songwriters. She will present a repertoire of new songs – plus a few old favourites – to fall in love with. Travelling by trusty horse truck (and dragging a bar, 200 chairs, stage curtain, props, full production equipment and crew along for the ride), the talented trio will capture audiences once reserved for the likes of the Topp Twins, Fred Dagg and Murray Ball as they take over working wool sheds throughout the South Island and turn them in to stages to showcase their talents. Each show will be preceded by a fundraiser BBQ run by the local school or community group. A cash bar serving beer and Allan Scott wines will also be open throughout the evening. Due to shed sizes, tickets are very limited for each show. Book online at to avoid missing out. Tickets are already selling fast, and it is unlikely there will be door sales.

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A CREATIVE COLLECTIVE One of Christchurch's beloved art galleries has changed hands and looks set to have an exciting future.


in Kim is the proud new owner at Bryce Gallery. Being both a businesswoman and an artist, she is determined to uphold the gallery's fine-art reputation while evolving the studio into a creative space for all art lovers and connoisseurs to enjoy. “Bryce has a great following and I want to expand rather than encroach on that,” Min says. There are five exhibitions planned between now and June 2016, which feature a mixture of local and international artists, as well as four workshops scheduled for the month of April. Workshops 1. Oil Workshop (2 & 3 April) 2. Drawing Workshop (9 & 10 April) 3. Watercolour Workshop (16 & 17 April) 4. School Holiday Workshop for ages 10-19 (18-30 April)

Bryce staff: Jessica Thomas, Min Kim, Sandie Brown

There are five exhibitions planned between now and June 2016, which feature a mixture of local and international artists. For more information visit

Exhibitions 23 March – Echo: The first of the exhibitions is Min's solo show, Echo, showcasing oil and watercolour paintings as well as a number of sculptures. 4 April – Colour: The second exhibition features strictly international artists: Alison Coulthurst, Clare Wilcox, Galina Kim, John Burns and Paul Haywood. 4 May – Water: Artists John Gillies, Simon Williams, Robert McDowell and Grant Finch will reveal their water-themed works. 18 May – Brushstroke: Featuring Jacky Pearson, Svetlana Orinko, Geoff Williams, Min Kim, Adrienne Parelka and JK Reed. 1 June – Land and Sky: Artists Brian Mackican, Nathanial Provis, Philip Beadle, Don McAra, Allan Crombie and Jo Gallagher will display a collection of works themed around landscapes.


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On Thursday 21 January, the Pet Central 'Pet Fun Night' launched the newly-relocated Pet Central store in Shirley. Hosted by Linda Ashworth and the Pet Central team – also joined by Dr Thea Taylor and Eleanor Laugeray-Cleaver from Our Vets – customers and their fur families were invited into the store to show off the latest and greatest 'catwalk' pet fashion to mark the occasion and celebrate the launch of the relocated store and great new dog groomer, 'The Pimping Parlour'.

Kirsty Rowlands (Chloe), Savi Gwatkin (Primo)

Leanne Inkson, Tessa Drew, Brea Anderton, Linda Ashworth, Paul Kennedy, Julie Best Sandra and Tim Russ (Codie, Kiwi, Juno, Fox)

Becky Milligan, William Miles, Kim Walker

Rebecca Stewart (Echo), Els Desart (Planet Dog), Paul Vermeer

Jenny Ryan (Mexico), Tracey Tonkin (Nikita), Sue Townsend (Penny, Florence)

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It is one of the most significant success stories of Christchurch's post-quake recovery.

What began as a chapter to be added to The Theatre Royal, Christchurch: An Illustrated History, published in 2008, became a story that needed to be told more fully – chronicling the repair, rebuild and restoration of the theatre, and the people involved.


ecreating the Magic – The rebirth of a Christchurch theatre was written by Anna Crighton, Liz Grant and Ian Lochhead. It tells the story of the restoration and reconstruction of Christchurch's Theatre Royal: from the brink of collapse as a result of earthquake damage in 2011, to its triumphant reopening in November 2014. This is a story of triumph over seemingly impossible odds. It is one of the most significant success stories of Christchurch's post-quake recovery, and an insight into what can be achieved when people are determined to ensure that an important part of their architectural and theatrical heritage will survive. The Chair of the Theatre Royal Charitable Foundation Board, Joy Lady Simpson, summed it up perfectly. “Because of the decisions made, and work performed over a period of more than 100 years,” she said, “we have been able to reclaim a valuable treasure and offer it as a gift to generations that are to come”. One of the book's authors, Dr Anna Crighton, is widely known as a staunch advocate for heritage and cultural values.

She has been a Director of the Theatre Royal Charitable Foundation since 2001. Anna was awarded the Queen's Service Order for Public Service in 2005 and a Civic Award in 2015. Liz Grant is a Lyttelton-based freelance writer and editor with a background in broadcasting. She is the author of four non-fiction books, and from 2008 to 2011, headed the writing team at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Liz was living in Wellington at the time of the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes, but returned to live in Christchurch in August 2011. The third author, Dr Ian Lochhead, is a Christchurch architectural historian. He contributed a chapter to the Theatre Royal's centennial history in 2008 and has also written about Anna Pavlova's 1926 tour of New Zealand. Recreating the Magic – The rebirth of a Christchurch theatre was released on the fifth anniversary of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake (Monday 22 February). It is available from the Isaac Theatre Royal Box Office, 145 Gloucester Street, or online at Metropol March 10, 2016 21

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The ongoing development of our city has been called many things: the rebuild; a rebirth; regeneration. One thing we can all agree on, is that the face of Christchurch is changing at a rapid pace. Yes, there's certainly a lot going on in our central city, so let's take a look at where some of our key developments are at.

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Local property investor, Craig Nicholas, is developing a new $14 million stand-alone building at 664/668 Colombo Street. This will be the new inner-city home of Kiwibank. Plans for the new Wilson & Hill Architects-designed complex are expected to be lodged for building consent in the next three months and the contracted target completion date is 31 May, 2017.

Philip Carter's Crossing redevelopment is now well underway, with the steel framework for its 600-plus carpark building showing. Due for completion in early 2017, the precinct will feature office floors at either end, separated by hospitality. It will link to Ballantynes department store via the existing air bridge to the west, and to The Crossing car park to the south.

New $72 million health facility The Government has committed to the development of a $72 million outpatients facility to be built in the Health Precinct on St Andrew's triangle, directly opposite Christchurch Hospital. Spanning five storeys and 10,500m2; the new building will provide outpatient and a range of other clinical services.

The Terrace making great progress Antony Gough's famed development ‘The Terrace’ is flying along, with the central Oxford Terrace buildings built and external wall claddings now being installed. Foundations for the office building on the corner at Cashel and Oxford Terrace have just been finished. The five-storey office building on Hereford Street will be fully framed before Christmas. Stage One, facing the Avon River, will open in mid-2016 to coincide with the completion of this part of the Avon River Precinct.

East Frame kicks off soon By October, Fletcher Residential will start work on the East and North Frame development, which will feature nearly 1000 townhouses. The final area is due to be fully completed by mid2024. The $800 million project will also see the former Orion building on Armagh Street developed into a retail and hospitality complex by February 2020.

PwC Centre prepares for 2016 opening Opposite the Bridge of Remembrance, local builder/developer Armitage Williams Construction is pressing ahead with its prime, $60 million, riverside office building. Construction of the five-storey building, known as The PwC Centre, started in late 2014 and PwC expects to move from its temporary accommodation in Burnside late this year.


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KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE WITH A MUCH-IMPROVED SCIENCE CENTRE It was a much-loved central-city attraction for 14 years and now Science Alive! is going to be bigger and better than ever before, thanks to the development of a new $50 million international science centre within the central city.


he not-for-profit organisation has purchased the Durham St court house site from Ngāi Tahu Property and, once existing occupant the Ministry of Justice moves to the Government's new Justice Precinct in late 2017, development can begin. Dedicated to teaching the younger generation about science through a

hands-on approach, the organisation will be incorporating more adult-focused exhibits because space at the new 5500 squaremetre centre is twice that of its former Moorhouse Avenue base. New features will include an earthquake gallery using 3D technology and a 100-seat, full-dome 3D theatre, which would also be used as a planetarium.

The first stage, including the dome theatre, is expected to open in early 2018. Other stages are expected to open later that year depending on funding. The science centre will not fill all the buildings in the complex, with about 7100 square metres being leased out for commercial purposes. The trust board already has $40 million from its reserves, insurance proceeds and a bank loan to contribute to the development, and plans to raise another $10 million. The project is in good hands, with awardwinning Te Papa Museum architect, Pete Bossley, leading the charge alongside Canterbury architect Cymon Allfrey.

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SHOWCASING CANTERBURY FASHION Fabulous Canterbury fashion will be found inside the towering glass walls of the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu in April, as Canterbury Fashion Week returns to the location from which it began.



he La Biosthetique and H&B Hair Art & Beauty Canterbury Fashion Week will be held from 26-29 April, culminating in a fashion show on Friday 29 April at 8pm. This will be the first major event to be held at the gallery since its reopening. “It's a magical place to have a fashion show,” Denyse Saunders says, Owner and Founder of Canterbury Fashion Week and Denyse Saunders Model Management.

The fashion show will include winter collections from a diverse range of Canterbury-based fashion designers and retailers, with new-season looks for women and men and, for the very first time, designer children's wear. The entire evening will be a night of celebration – dress up in glamorous cocktail dresses or suit and tie, and enjoy the wonderful entertainment mixed with fabulous fashion. All ticket holders are also invited to attend the after-show party, alongside models, designers, VIPs and celebrities. Tickets for the show are disappearing fast, particularly the Gold VIP seating, which offers the best seats in the house; cocktail hour from 6.45pm; a complimentary glass of Beau Joie French Champagne on arrival; hors d'oeuvres; and an exciting goodies bag. Gold VIP ticket holders also receive an invitation to attend the Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week Opening Night Cocktail Party on Tuesday 26 April, an invitation-only event for sponsors, fashion and beauty designers and retailers, VIPs, media, industry and models and other associated persons. For more information and to book your ticket, visit


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Mustard: yes, it's a smack-in-the-face flavour to those with more of a precious palate, but befriended just as quickly by those who like a little fire in their bellies. All in all, the love-hate relationships the flavour gets itself into aren't dissimilar to how people feel about the colour too.

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ith that said, its aesthetic popularity is, in fact, steadily on the rise, and has been for some time – a mean feat in itself given the perpetual disorientation of the fashion industry. Sibling to the colour yellow, you'd be pleasantly surprised how easily it becomes that perfect pop of colour to an otherwise vanilla get-up, or a fun way to flirt with colour blocking. Don't despair if you require a bit more hand-holding for your foray into wearing mustard. Top-10 lists courtesy of the oracle of all knowledge – Google – are honouring

mustard as their heroine for the style season. Proffering its role as the 'go to' look for feminine frocks and finery, they're also giving a firm helping hand on all fashion fronts to avoid any faux pas, given mustard is a bold deviation from the status quo. Canterbury retailers are bravely following suit, courting the colour mustard in every form, from shoes to shirts. Some of our favourite little numbers for this summer and heading into autumn were found at the eternally chic Ruby Boutique. Check them out online, or in stores dotted around Christchurch.

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A STYLISH STEP ABOVE Situated in Beckenham is gorgeous little boutique Style and Harmony, home to a unique collection of luxurious, everyday fashions that can't be rivalled.

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tyle and Harmony is selective about the collections it stock and, as such, is a destination location well worth exploring. One of its top priorities is to support local designers and brands, and another is to offer a place where individuals can create their own unique look that sets them apart from the crowd. As a result, it is the only store in the South Island to stock new Christchurch label, Seeking Lola, and the only boutique in New Zealand to offer the full collection by Art Style. These locally designed labels use the finest textiles in offering designs and cuts that transcend seasons and appeal to a number of personalities and

body shapes (coming in sizes 8-18). The creations are feminine, functional and contemporary, and look as good dressed up as they do down. Owner Angela Minson has cleverly created a place where the modern woman can source clothing that reflects her individual style and enables her to ease effortlessly from the office to running errands at home. For those wanting a sneak peek (or purchase), visit the new website For those wanting to visit the boutique and experience the range first-hand, head to 3/140 Colombo Street in Beckenham. To find out more call 337 3377.

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ince opening in 2002, Left Hand Path Tattoos has specialised in custom tattoo design with a focus on cleanliness and customer care. It operates slightly differently than your average tattoo studio in that it rarely inks a design that hasn't been custom-created for the client by one of the artists, and it goes beyond standard industry practices to ensure the highest possible level of sanitisation and sterilisation. There are no flash albums in this studio - rather individuals sit down for a relaxed consultation to discuss the space and

type of design they are thinking of inking before being referred to the artist best suited to creating a completely personalised illustration exclusive to that individual. Owner Andrew Swarbrick heads the team of six award-winning artists who each excel in their dedicated genres and together cover a range of specialities, from colourism and surrealism to portraits, neo and traditional Japanese, Maori, New School and more. Every artist has a vast portfolio of experience as well as a bloodborne pathogen qualification, so you

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hether you’re an active person wanting ultimate joints and muscles recovery from training or competition, or someone who wants to keep your joints and muscles in their best condition and support comfort, a combination of turmeric and magnesium is worth a test run! Turmeric has long been known as a yellow cooking spice but, in its stronger form, it is much more. This potent antioxidant helps to This potent antioxidant protect cells from free-radical helps to protect cells from damage. free-radical damage. Curcumin is the orange pigment in turmeric. It supports joints and muscles, cardiovascular function, digestive health and even youthful, radiant skin. Researchers recognise its powerful activity and interaction within the body. Unfortunately, curcumin in its natural state is poorly absorbed. Meriva offers a patented delivery form of curcumin, where curcumin is attached to phospholipids. This process has been shown to improve the bioavailability of curcumin – the body can readily absorb curcumin phospholipid complex, resulting in more curcumin reaching the cells. A renowned mineral for healthy joints and movement is magnesium. Without magnesium we could not produce energy, so our muscles would be permanently in a state of contraction; hence magnesium is a natural muscle relaxer. Physical and mental stress depletes the body's magnesium levels, so adding magnesium in times of stress can effectively support the body's recovery. Lighthouse Turmeric Complex with Magnesium uniquely combines marine magnesium and meriva curcumin for muscle relaxation and joint comfort. With no magnesium oxide, it is gentle on the stomach and suitable for those who experience irritation in the digestive tract from magnesium supplements. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, or if symptoms persist, consult a health professional prior to use. Always read the label and take as directed.


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here is a great selection of smart and stylish blazers for the coming season. These are perfect to wear over your summer dress, or with skirts and long pants. Opt for basic blacks or monochrome, doublebreasted with feature buttons, or new season's prints. For a more casual look, add softer layers with cardigans – long and loose or shorter draped styles – which are a great fit with all your summer wear. Or try something a little different with an over-sized cape. Warmer fabrics of suede and suede-look make their mark for autumn, in natural shades of army and tan. Look for long-line shirts that can be worn open as jackets, skirts either mini or mid-length in flattering pencil cuts, and suede-fronted tees and tunics. Change your strappy sandals for footwear with more cover. Punched leather shoes in white, blush and metallics work well across the seasons, or shoes in traditional Oxford style and statement loafers in black suede with cut-outs and tiny studding. And, for the evening, you can't go past patent shoes in shiny grey, navy or black, with heels either high or low.

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STYLING OUR SACRED LOCKS Our hair is, understandably, a sacred part of our identity, and how we cut, colour and style it is very much a form of self-expression.


s such, who we entrust our tresses to is of the utmost importance. Salon E – the perfect w hybrid of sophistication and relaxation – lush, d ne bran sap e ’s d i n s v embodies the professional philosophy that each of its salo pro lient The -out for c t t fi n r e clients and their hair is incredibly special and they work io nm inter nviro time ing e tirelessly to build relationships predicated on trust and x ‘me’ a l e e r m o s joy creativity. to en Owner and operator, Elie Sawma, is justly proud of the salon’s brand new interior fit-out, which provides a plush, relaxing environment for clients to enjoy some ‘me’ time sipping on great coffee, sinking into the massage chairs, and getting lost in the latest magazines while they have their locks attended to with dedication and expertise. “We work with premium and proven products – offering gorgeous colour results to our clients, with blondes who tell us ‘this is the best colour I’ve had!’; Olaplex treatments that dramatically reduce breakage during colour services; and Keratin Therapy that controls frizz for months.

“We also stock premium care and styling ranges from Schwarzkopf Professional.” Offering ‘the best’ also extends to the highly-skilled team at Salon E. Having earned 25 years experience himself, and with four longstanding senior stylists on board including one who has worked in the industry for 40 years, Elie’s team thrives on keeping their ideas fresh and contemporary. “We are particularly excited about autumn’s latest colour trends, which include coppery reds, platinum blondes and pastel accents. We welcome prospective clients to contact us on 337 2270 for a consultation, and, of course, invite them into the salon at 81 Cashmere Road located beside Coffee Zeroes.”

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n the spirit of continuing to push the style boundaries, we think the globally resonant look of distressed denim, AKA ripped jeans, remains very much on point for autumn. If you're brave enough to bare some skin, it's pretty much the only occasion where looking distressed is A-OK – pun fully intended! It's the versatility of the trend that gives it that special something, with distressed denim the perfect companion for most looks from top to toe. Think ripped jeans paired with basics and ballet flats, with a pair of heels in your handbag easily transforming the look from day to night. Their generous nature means the jeans will adapt to the seasons, so you'll find they become one of your most beloved wardrobe staples and an easy 'go to' for a look that never fails to give you that ‘X factor’. The top tip from us? If you find a pair that fit you like a glove, treat yourselves to more than one, as great jeans can be hard to come by.

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To celebrate three years of Thai Massage, and just in time for Easter, Beauty Progress is offering a special promotion - the Executive Package. The 90-minute executive treatment for hardworking feet and body incorporates a tension-relieving scalp massage, 30 minute reflexology foot massage, and a divine one-hour full-body massage using traditional Thai techniques to deeply massage and release the knots in your muscles. Gift vouchers are also available at the spa if you want to treat friends, family and loved ones this Easter. Call 0800 379 4315 to book yourself in, or to find out about the other treatments at Beauty Progress Thai Massage Spa. Bookings can also be made online at Beauty Progress Thai Massage Spa is located at 1/171 Waltham Road, Sydenham, Christchurch.

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SHOP UP A SARTORIAL STORM From homewear to fashion, restaurants, beauty treatments, and design shops such as Bolt of Cloth and HAPA with their colourful range of unique interior fabrics and homewears, there's something in store for everyone at The Tannery.

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eval moved its shop and factory to The Tannery three years ago and this month is super excited about its own brand of cashmere jumpers teamed with shoes and bags by Joie and Estilo, and colour blocking is back! Zadig and Voltaire products are exclusively stocked and finished with trims, along with Camilla kaftans and Phillipe Model sneakers - the perfect accessory for that winter getaway. But there's plenty more fashion to choose from. At The Flock, it's all about organic and New Zealand made – its Kowtow winter range is locally designed and looks great teamed with Status Anxiety handbags and travel bags all in natural materials. Along at Kilt it's New Zealand Made Month of March to encourage loyal Kilt customers to purchase locally-made products while Raw Nova has new stock from Third Form, Stylestalker and Lilya. Katerina Boutique is thrilled about the launch of Australian designer Alice McCall's new feminine pieces - one not to be missed! After all this shopping you'll need to make space for your new purchases in your wardrobe, so look no further than the Recycle Boutique. It is now accepting light layers for autumn and mainstream brands such as Karen Walker, Ruby, and Lonely Hearts, and good leather jackets, which are always in demand. Visit The Tannery at 3 Garlands Road in Woolston or at

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The Rakahuri Rage returns to Rangiora for its second year at 10am on Sunday 20 March 2016.


t's a great day out for competing cyclists and spectators alike with a chance to enjoy some action-packed adventure in the beautiful North Canterbury countryside. ‘The Rage' is a team race challenging riders to complete as many laps as possible in six hours around an 8km course. Starting at Rangiora Racecourse, it winds its way through dappled light forest, onto bumpy tracks and along stopbanks near the Ashley River. It's fast-paced, furious and it's great to fun watch. Last year, 88 teams took part and the organisers are expecting to top that this time with new categories including a junior category (12-17 year olds) and a primary school category (for year eight students). Dress-ups are also encouraged with some special prizes up for grabs for the best costumes. All the proceeds from the race are going towards the MainPower Primary School Swimming Programme, which provides students Years Two to Eight with 10 swimming lessons for just $10 per student.


Around 40 percent of the track runs along the stopbank so there are plenty of spaces to get a good view. There will be food and coffee stalls at the Rangiora Racecourse starting point. Alternatively, visitors can head into the nearby town of Rangiora, which has an excellent choice of cafes. For further information on events in the area, visit


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INSPIRING INK By Lydia Truesdale

r t of ry's po u b r e t Can and Nor th r freeh io r e p u rs s. call fo design m o t s u and c

One of the most important factors to consider when contemplating a tattoo is the care that will be taken and the quality end result because of it.


or more than one year now, NZ Ink Tattoo Studio in Rangiora - formerly under a different name for the prior three and a half years - has been North Canterbury's port of call for superior freehand and custom designs. “It is our duty to make our clients' time with us a truly enjoyable experience and to make them feel comfortable and at ease, as getting a tattoo can be quite an intimate experience,” says Trudi, the friendly face at the front desk who keeps things running smoothly. NZ Ink's professional and highly hygienic studio produces an exceptional standard of customer service. It believes that quality work shouldn't cost the earth, so it begins by conducting a consultation to get an idea of what, exactly, to custom-create for the individual. The small, friendly and family-oriented team is comprised of Trudi, who does “everything but tattoo”, Head Artist and Owner, Steve Purtle, and apprentice Jono. Steve, who is art-school qualified and has over 15 years' experience, has found his niche in drawing freehand on skin as a way to give clients a feel for what their art will look like, before tattooing from there. Steve's favourite genres are Bio Mechanical, Celtic, Geometric, Fantasy Art, Black and Grey and anything intricate, but as an accomplished artist, he can cover most genres. He relishes getting to indulge in his passion every day – not just tattooing but also drawing and painting – and takes great pride in seeing customers' joy with their new ink. For more information go to or


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LOCAL CLOTHING TUGGING HEARTSTRINGS Like the name itself, Marmalade Clothing & Curiosities _ set in the quintessential town of Oxford, less than an hour from Christchurch _ is a gem of a shop and a mixture of all the yummy bits.


wner, Jessica Fearnley-Campbell, opened the shop more than two years ago and has pulled together a great collection of environmentally sensitive labels including a number of pieces made locally near Christchurch. Most of the cottons are organic, ethically produced, tasteful and easy on the eye in a muted colour range. Clothing is mainly women's, with a small range for men. Affordable and good quality jewellery includes the Two Lyttel Button Company with its interchangeable button necklaces and bracelets, Hello Lovely and Stone Arrow to name a few. Jessica prides herself on having limited runs and often only has two of one clothing item available at all times, so you have to get in quick! The Braintree Company is worth noting, with a huge array of colourful socks. Originally based in Sydney and now in London, its philosophy is to design and make beautiful, timeless fashion while caring for the environment. Its extensive range of super-soft bamboo products promises 'to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer'. Its range of socks comes in great colours and patterns and promises to knock your socks right off! Soft bamboo socks, ‘warm in winter Marmalade Clothing & Curiosities is at and cool in summer', promise to 49a Main Street, Oxford. Opening hours knock your socks right off! Tuesday to Sunday 10-4pm. Phone 03 312 3382.

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SPOILT FOR CHOICE WITH TWO DINING OPTIONS Never underestimate the benefits of a night out at the Kaiapoi Workingmen's Club on Raven Quay opposite Blackwell's. The upstairs restaurant seats up to


he club is now fully operational with two restaurant choices; the Riverview Restaurant which overlooks the Kaiapoi River or the Bistro downstairs with bar activities, TAB and gaming nearby. The upstairs restaurant seats up to 90 guests and the adjacent areas mean the area can be expanded with the capacity of up to 300 guests _ a great space to consider for weddings, or 21sts. For just $29, guests can enjoy a fourcourse buffet menu, starting with soups and entrees before an extensive carvery with seasonal vegetables and salads. Last, but not least, there is a wide range of desserts to tempt you.

90 guests and the adjacent areas mean the area can be expanded with the capacity of up to 300 guests _ a great space to consider for weddings, or 21sts.

The bistro downstairs has a good selection of grills with fresh salads. Both restaurants are run by Steve and Bev Palaamo, who have been catering in the industry for more than 20 years. Activities in the club are vast ranging from sporting functions and weekly club activities to the sports bar, TAB and gaming area. The internal footprint is huge

and spacious with plenty of parking and three courtesy vans, which can pick you up and deliver you home safely. For a great night down out at the club, it couldn't be easier. Membership is only $30 per year, with affiliated rights with other New Zealand clubs. The Kaiapoi Club is located at 113 Raven Quay in Kaiapoi. Phone 327 7884 or go to

Dine and relax at the Kaiapoi Club... o Restaurant & Bistr te tas ur yo fy to satis buds!

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A LOCAL PASSION A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE Rivertown Café, in the centre of Kaiapoi, offers 'real food for real people'; the interiors are simple, light and welcoming.


fter the devastating 2010-2011 earthquakes the café was set up in 2013 and sold to the 'Person to Person Help' Trust, a Kaiapoi Community Trust, established by the Kaiapoi Baptist Church. There were no cafés left in the area and the group saw the opportunity to create something completely unique in the area; where locals could meet, chat, run classes or exhibit their art. Tracy Pirie co-ordinates and manages the café. She believes the café has been a huge success. “The vision is to work with the community, make them feel at home, and put the proceeds back into community projects,” she says. “Coffee is a daily part of life for many people, especially if you live on your own or need company. By coming here locals and visitors enjoy company, eat delicious food, share knowledge and help build the

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community up again.” The food is both delicious and priceconscious. For a lunchtime snack the Chicken and Bacon Stack is very popular and the Red Plate Special, available after 11am for $10, is extremely generous. Tracey loves working here and thinks they have achieved a great environment for customers as well as staff. “It's great to give staff hope and purpose to find out what their dreams are and try to achieve them. People who come here enjoy it, and we're passionate about making it a memorable experience.” Rivertown Café is at 77 Williams St, Kaiapoi. Hours are Mon-Fri 7.30am-4pm, Sat 8am-4pm and Sun 8.30am-4pm. Phone 327 0304.

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At Anstice & Associates Optometrists Schoolvision principles are practised, using speci c techniques to uncover the hidden visual instabilities that can reduce a child's learning ability at school.


ducating parents and teachers about the link between vision and associated reading, tracking, concentration and processing di culties at school is gaining traction. This understanding is critical in the step to identifying the children at school who need to have their eyes tested. We are all too quick to assume that if a child can see well, that means their visual system is working normally. This 'myth' is the biggest barrier in having parents take the rst step to having their child assessed. Children need much more than just a general eye test to uncover any visual issues linked to learning di culties. The

Anstice Schoolvision principles identify the root cause of eye muscular instability in order to speci cally target the area for improvement. A specialised spectacle correction is worn mainly for classroom work and for close work at home. The specialist prescription required trains the visual system how to focus and co-ordinate accurately. The specialised spectacle correction also builds muscle memory with diligent wear over time. Dharshie Hughes and Jeremy Fox, directors of Anstice & Associates Optometrists, are passionate about helping children reach their full potential academically. Seeing these children progress rapidly at school once the

ANSTICE & ASSOCIATES OPTOMETRISTS & VISION CLINIC Children’s Schoolvision Specialist Adult Eye Examinations Contact Lenses Dry Eye Clinic OrthoKeratology Irlen Diagnostics Sportvision RevitalVision

An Anstice specialist eye test for Children goes beyond a general eye test. If there is a visual issue linked to learning difficulties, we will find it

Nicola Boyce, Optometrist mechanical visual barriers have been eliminated is exciting and rewarding. It can take as little as putting on a pair of specs in class to achieve results. Having recently joined Anstice & Associates, Nicola Boyce shares the same passion for helping children using Schoolvision principles. Call 343 3909 or visit to arrange an Anstice Schoolvision assessment.

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PIONEERING MODERN MEDICINE Southern Trials Group Ltd (SCTG) was established in 2007. Based in Christchurch, co-owners Doctor Simon Carson and Julia Mathieson have many years of experience in clinical trials management. There are now three branches in Christchurch, SCT Beckenham, SCT Riccarton and SCT Shirley, and two sites in Auckland.


r Carson explains that no drug or vaccine can get to the market without going through a clinical trial. “Right now at Southern Clinical Trials Group we are recruiting for trials for drugs to treat osteoarthritis, asthma, raised lipids and psoriasis,” Dr Carson says as he outlines exactly what clinical trials are intended to do: Clinical trials are a key research tool for advancing medical knowledge and patient care. A clinical trial involves research using human volunteers (also called participants) who receive a specific intervention or treatment according to the research plan or protocol. This protocol sets out in detail the process and design of the study, the treatment to be used, and the measurements that will be required.

CLINICAL TRIALS ARE A KEY RESEARCH TOOL FOR ADVANCING MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE AND PATIENT CARE All parties (investigators, study coordinators and pharmaceutical company employees) involved with the development and testing of the study medicine must follow the study protocol and a specific set of international guidelines called Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Participants who volunteer for a trial are advised beforehand of possible risks. Before a clinical trial can begin for a treatment, medication or device, it must show promising results in laboratory or animal tests. At the beginning of a clinical trial, a team of doctors, nurses and other health professionals checks the health of the participant and gives specific instructions for using the treatment, medication or device throughout the trial.


The team monitors the participant as the trial progresses. Are clinical trials safe? For the most part _ yes. However, sometimes clinical trials are for experimental medications intended for very sick people, so in those cases, there are generally more risks involved. The participant will always be advised of the risks involved. Who can take part in a clinical trial? All clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate. Criteria may include

age, gender, the type and stage of a disease, previous treatment history and other medical conditions. Can a participant quit after a clinical trial starts? Yes, they can pull out at any time. What are the different stages (phases) of clinical trials? To be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an experimental drug or treatment has to pass through several phases of clinical trials: Phase I Trials - test an experimental drug or treatment in a small group of people (20-80) for the first time to evaluate its safety and identify side effects. Phase II Trials - after safety has been confirmed, Phase II trials test the experimental drug or treatment in a larger group of people (100-300). Phase III Trials - test the experimental drug or treatment in a large group of people (1000-3000) to confirm its effectiveness. Usually, two successful trials are required before a drug or treatment is approved by the FDA. Phase IV Trials - acquire additional information about an experimental drug or treatment after it has been approved. To find out more detailed information about SCTG's clinical trials, go to Metropol March 10, 2016 47


SEASONAL CUISINE, SWEET TUNES With a sunny courtyard outside, Mumbles Café in Hanmer Springs is a happy and congenial place to watch the world go by.


wner, Cheryl Murray, has had the business for 16 months yet the building has been a café for more than 20 years. The business continues to make great coffees, counter food, all day breakfasts, soups and pizzas. It's open from 7.30am every morning except for Thursdays; the café is brimming with tourists and locals alike enjoying the simple but delicious menu, a smoothie, or their daily latté. “It's a great place to pick up a healthy take-out lunch to take up the mountain in the winter or for summer hiking,” Cheryl adds. The café seats up to 90-100 people, with both indoor and outdoor choices sharing the courtyard with food establishments on either side. At the moment the menu is summer-orientated, with all day breakfasts. Pizza choices are substantial and hot winter soups and chowders are added when it starts cooling down.

Buskers entertain guests while they enjoy a coffee or lunch in the treelined courtyard.

Cheryl loves the fact that buskers entertain her guests while they enjoy a coffee or lunch in the tree-lined courtyard and, with the local weekend market and events, there's always plenty on. Hanmer Springs swells to full capacity on weekends, so it's a good idea to be an early-bird if you want to sit and enjoy a long breakfast. Mumbles Café is located at 6 Conical Hill Rd, Hurunui. Open every day except Thursdays from 7.30am to mid-afternoon. Phone 03 315 7124.

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Flower power is reigning supreme for bridal season 2016, so if you've ever contemplated fashionably turning your back on the traditional bouquet or veil, now's the time.


rom wild flowers delicately woven through fishtail braids, to elfin-like flower garlands sitting atop wavy tresses evocative of bygone bohemian eras, there is a bit of somethin'-somethin' for every bride keen to experiment with her look. Flowers in your hair are the perfect compromise if you want to take a conservative step away from convention while remaining in the style comfort zone. Take inspiration from bridal books, Pinterest, your own garden and the wild environment around you. And, if you're adventurous enough, DIY it and fashion your own look for you and your bridesmaids. If you'd like a little or a lot of help from the flower experts, Aromaunga Flowers at The Tannery is the perfect companion for you on the journey to finding your flower fit. According to one of their experts: “Flower garlands are very much in vogue at present for brides, bridesmaids and flower girls, sometimes taking the place of the classic wedding bouquet. Whether the bride's choice is for fine and delicate or a bold, bright, full statement, they always make for a beautiful accompaniment to a bride's outfit.”

Photo by Johanna Macdonald


Design your dream ring

By Kate Pierson

There's a confident statement being made by many blushing brides this season. It is quite simply, but compellingly, 'less is


absolutely more' when it comes to the dress they're donning on their special day.


ith brides stylishly reinventing the definition of simplicity as they bask in their matrimonial glow, the options have infinitely diversified. From short hems to eclectic fabrics, the previously unyielding notion that brides need to be decked out in lace and embellishments from head to toe has most definitely been given the boot – although, of course, the traditional bridal attire is still very much on the style scene, graciously sharing the stage with its more relaxed counterparts. With the prospect of offering a stylish cost-saver and an option that effortlessly graduates from day to evening wedding wear, the informal or semi-formal bridal dress takes functional beauty to a whole new level.


By Lydia Truesdale

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 these 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

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The last Monday of the month is when the chefs come out to play...


hese Freestyle Mondays are the brainchild of Jamie Bennett, chef and owner of Town Tonic and Passengers + Co. It's when fellow chefs plus Jamie and crew can let their imagination and creative juices run wild, interact and have fun. “Freestyle is the theme; food is the focus; open minds are all accepted; and camaraderie is the goal,” he says. Started in the middle of 2015, Freestyle Mondays have seen some of the city's most innovative and adventurous chefs let loose in this open kitchen, with Kane Bamberry from Roots kicking off the fun. Themes are as diverse as the chefs themselves, from free-range chef Alex Davies, formerly of Shop Eight, who is now vegan; to Gilles Thebault, baker extraordinaire from Le Boulangerie, who is also a classic French chef. In February, young chef Finbar, just back from trendsetting Berlin, led the freestylers. “He has travelled the world, dined in many of the top restaurants and cooked in a few as well,” Jamie says. Freestyle Mondays are a chance to show people new

Freestyle Mondays have seen some of the city's most innovative and adventurous chefs let loose in this open kitchen. techniques and ideas. Topics for the future are likely to be quite audacious, Jamie hints, with 'No Plates: Served on the Table' one suggestion, while 'Femme Fatale, Our First Lady of Freestyle' will introduce a female chef as team leader. “Creating dishes can be quite emotional,” Jamie confides. “Chefs can be quite drained afterwards.” Freestyle Mondays give them a chance to bounce ideas off each other, and often a dish isn't finished until it hits the plate. At $60 a head for between five and eight courses, plus the entertainment value of watching top chefs at play, Freestyle Mondays are an exciting dining event that lifts the local dining scene out of the ordinary. It's not only the chefs who have to be adventurous!

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That venerable and much-loved Christchurch institution, The Dux, is giving us all a lesson on adapting to the ‘new’ Christchurch.

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fter losing the old Dux de Lux and giving us Dux Dine, Richard Sinke has now opened Dux Central – a lively new venue that's a combination of pub, bar, and restaurant. Situated off Poplar Lane, it is bang in the centre of the new Business Innovation Precinct. “It will be a dynamic, exciting area,” Richard says. “We've created a new hospitality venue, a modern pub that will cater to a diverse range of people.” The two-storey venue has six distinct areas designed to suit the moods and the

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needs of many, from morning until late. The London pub-style Brew Bar is a beer connoisseur's delight, with over 180 beers on offer, 14 on tap, including those old-time favourites from the Dux brewers. Wine lovers are catered for in the elegant, opulent Emerald Room, where almost all of the carefully selected wines are available by the glass. For an intimate assignation, sneak into the Poplar Club, a prohibition-style speakeasy dedicated to the art of the cocktail. Be ‘out there’ in the Upper Dux, a ‘chameleon’ bar that morphs

from dining to DJ as the occasion demands. Or, last but not least, simply relax in the leafy but sheltered upstairsdownstairs Courtyard. Whatever the area, fine food is a focus at central. From shared plates to tacos, bits and bites to pizzas, mains to desserts, there's something to suit every appetite and every occasion. And – carnivores take note – there is also meat on the menu. Old-style hospitality, new-style approach. The Dux – redux. Check them out at



Easter Bunny Brunch Sunday 27 March

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By Nicholas Henare

If you like Pina Coladas and being caught in the rain, I'm the man you can turn to for the easy solution to a cocktail on a warm night. Pina Colada means 'strained pineapple' but, from my point of view, it's the coconut component that makes the drink. The drink was invented in Puerto Rico and the bartenders may turn in their graves with my recipe, but here goes.

Ingredients: Ice 3/4 cup of pineapple Peeled lemon 250ml coconut water 1 pot natural Coconut Collaborative yoghurt Fresh pineapple wedges to garnish Method: Combine in a blender and blend until smooth. Stick a straw in, add a pineapple wedge, and soak up the sunshine. If you're feeling adventurous, add a shot of white rum for a tropical evening drink you can enjoy while listening to old songs from the late 1970s.

Pina Colada means 'strained pineapple'

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A BEAUTIFUL SPOT Located at 416 Williams Street, opposite the golf course, Jagz of Sovereign Palms is a beautifully designed building with something for everyone.

A great restaurant and bar on the northern fringe of Kaiapoi that deserves a visit.



he restaurant has an incredible menu for the food aficionado, and the bar can be a place to just sit and relax with friends and good conversation. Jagz is child-friendly, but has been very smart about the layout so that anyone wanting an experience without children has a place of tranquillity to enjoy some of the wonderful fare available. You're welcome to join in the fun events

that Jagz hosts - to find out more, join the team on Facebook. It could be that you want to know more about the special summer lunch menu, or the $10 pizza deal on Friday nights - make sure you get there before 6pm for that one! How many people go there for the fried chicken? Jagz has great standards and good quality, reasonably-priced food. Now who doesn't want that? Open 8am until late

Monday to Friday and 9am until late on the weekend, it's a great option for everyone to take that little drive to somewhere special. Alice? Who is Alice? Well, she's just one of the friendly staff to help you with your experience at Jagz of Sovereign Palms on the northern fringe of Kaiapoi. Wonderful food and a wonderful team _ all at Jagz of Sovereign Palms.

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SEVEN This is one of Christchurch’s culinary hidden gems.


Gold Award Winner



376 Riccarton Rd Church Corner Mall, Upper Riccarton P. 341 7421

atisserie Yahagi celebrated its seventh birthday on 4 March, but it is still ‘a hidden gem’ in the city of Christchurch. Located in an old shopping arcade at Church Corner Mall, Upper Riccarton, the only clue to its existence is a tiny sign on Riccarton Road. Most people never suspect that an outstanding patisserie selling delectable cakes and desserts is just steps from the busy traffic. Those who discover Patisserie Yahagi are blown away by the beautiful treats, which are of the standard one would expect to find in the finest European stores. If you eat with your eyes, this is eye candy in its truest sense. There are more than 15 kinds of desserts in the glass cabinets, all made from scratch using the finest ingredients. On the counter are classic French pastries, and the clever and passionate team of patissieres are regularly creating new and seasonal delights. The glistening chocolate mousse, made with the best quality Belgian chocolate, is the best seller. A heart-shaped raspberry and chocolate mousse, introduced as a Valentine’s Day special (gluten free!) is the most recent hit. More than 100 pieces sold in a day. Chefs and gourmets, many of whom have been visiting since the doors opened in 2009, are amazed that this world-class patisserie flourishes in Christchurch in its modest location. But the patisserie’s reputation of making the best cakes and desserts in the country has spread far and wide, and the busy shop attracts customers from as far afield as Auckland and Sydney.

The beautiful treats are of the standard one would expect to find in the finest European stores.

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SMOOTHIES Available in: Summer Berries, Mango and Trpical Fruits

Some of our menu favourites .... Eggs Benedict with our own secret 'hollandaise sauce with a twist' Menu made in-house daily with our own secret recipes. Irresistible freshly made Pancakes & blueberries!


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SPOIL THE SENSES IN CUST If you take the time to look around when you're driving the beautiful roads of North Canterbury, you may come across the Route 72 Café Bar and Emporium. Take the time to stop and you will be amazed by this eclectic little gem in the heart of Cust, just between Rangiora and Oxford.


ome adventurers pass

'The Kiwiana' is Route 72's take on Eggs

through, but Route 72 is a destination in itself. It's a

Benedict, and oh my, what a take it is.

café but so much more too. The Emporium is a treasure trove of Tiffany lamps, jewellery, honey skin care, art, clocks, chess sets and a plethora of sparkles to excite and delight. Then there's the café with delicious foods that can be discovered. The Kiwiana is Route 72's take on eggs benedict and, oh my, what a take it is. Steve the barista makes heavenly coffee - the coffee beans were chosen and blended to make Route 72's special organic mix. Route 72 is open every day except Monday. Coffee is available from 8am; breakfast commences at 9am; lunch from 11.30am - 3pm before it closes at 4pm. Friday night is late night, so you can enjoy a specialty burger, fries and beer or, if you're a lady, burger and local wine for $20. Pizzas and pastas are popular as well, and from upstairs, you can enjoy the incredible rolling vista. There are too many delicious options on the menu to write about. You have to try this experience for yourself - visit Route 72 soon.

It's a café but so much more too.

It’s a foodie & shoppers heaven Fully licensed café bar restaurant

$15 LUNCH MENU Available Mon – Friday 11.30am-3pm HAPPY HOUR MARCH SPECIAL $10 Pizza's (Dine In) 4-6pm Fridays NEW SNACK AND SMALL PLATE MENU Enjoy with a relaxing drink on your way home. Available 3 – 6pm daily.

Sovereign Palms 416 Williams Street

(opp Kaiapoi Golf Club)

Ph: 03 260 1618


Enjoy an adventure shopping at our Emporium like Alladin’s cave


then relax with a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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The re staura nt is t brainc he hild of the yo u n g coup who h ail fro le m Jap a n b ut adore Italian food.

Monkey Spices, the refreshingly different Italian eatery in Rolleston, is approaching its ninth year in business. Long enough to be regarded as a Rolleston icon, say owners Chie and Taka Mochizuki.


erving traditional Italian food with an oriental twist, the restaurant is the brainchild of the young couple who hail from Japan but adore Italian food. And it is attracting more and more customers as post-quake Rolleston continues to grow. “We have regulars who have been coming to us from the very beginning, as well as a growing number of new diners,” Chie says. The secret to the Monkey Spices success is the expansive and imaginative menu that caters to all appetites and ages – perfect for everyone, especially families. From tasty tapas to hand-stretched crispy pizzas cooked in the gas-fired pizza oven, to pasta prepared by the Italian chef, substantial mains and delicious desserts, there are a few firm favourites. Like the traditional Japanese dumplings that get the Monkey Spices treatment – unexpected flavours and nontraditional spices and dressings. And the signature dishes: Chinese Salad and Hoajao Crisp Chicken Fettucine. The delicate gnocchi is also

a firm favourite. “Our chef was taught to make gnocchi by his mum and it's just like velvet pillows,” Chie says. While chef Taka works in the kitchen, Chie manages front of house. “Our aim is to make everyone welcome and ensure they are happy,” she says. Monkey Spices also provides gourmet catering for weddings, family or corporate functions. Dinner is Tuesday-Sunday from 5.30pm. Monkey Spices is fully licensed – BYO wine only. Phone them on 03 347 7444 or visit


Dine in or Takeaway

A huge menu of scrumptious mouth-watering delights & dangerously good coffee. Available for functions & catering services

Take your taste buds to Japan with authentic Sushi made fresh everyday… NOW OPEN FROM 8AM THURSDAY & FRIDAY!

* Takeaways * Private rooms BYO wine & fully licenced *

HOURS: Mon-Thurs 7am-4pm Fri 7am-Late Sat & Sun 8.30am-3.30pm

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* Wheelchair access

SUSHI BENTO LUNCH BOX PARTY PLATTER 7 Normans Road Strowan Ph. 03 355 6191

OPEN 7 DAYS 5PM TILL LATE Lunch : Wed to Sun 12pm-3pm

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GOOD KIWI TUCKER LIKE MUM USED TO MAKE The quirky Purple Weka is a café and bar by day until 4pm seven days in fact


but by night it can morph

into a function venue/cocktail bar for up to 60.


e can dim the lights, pull the curtains, turn up the music then feed and water you all night long, says co-owner and manager, Stu McDougall, who has over 20 years event-organising experience.

Bright, welcoming and slightly funky, the Purple Weka is renowned for its genuine Kiwi food. It's good Kiwi tucker like mother used to make. We use genuine butter no margarine here. But the Purple Weka can turn on the

gourmet treats too. The function menu includes cocktail nger food delights like tempura sh (blue cod of course) with tartare sauce; gruyere, mushroom and caramelised onion tart; cured salmon with horseradish cream on wholemeal; seared

Delicious gourmet poultry for the most discerning cooks in Christchurch...

rare beef with beetroot on crisp bread; and crumbed prawns with dipping sauce. A full bar is available until 11pm and there's plenty of parking. Out-catering is another Purple Weka speciality. O ce shouts; birthday shouts; business lunches; team gatherings; you name it, we can cater it. You choose... Nana-style mu ns or gourmet nger food, Stu says. Check out the catering menus online at or phone or visit to discuss your special requirements. For refreshingly di erent, unpretentious catering, the Purple Weka ts the bill.

MY PERSONAL GUARANTEE I serve only the best Authentic Indian food at my restaurant -Owner Birendra Chettri

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By Nicholas Henare

A lucky few were privileged to partake in an exquisite five-course banquet at Visions at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) last month. It was an opportunity for our National Culinary Olympic Team - NZChefs Fonterra - to groom its gastronomic flair in the all-important lead-up to an Olympic event to be held in Erfurt, Germany in October this year.


he team consists of Steve Le Corre, John Kelleher, Darren Wright (Chillingworth Road); Mark Sycamore (Tequila Mockingbird); William Mordido, Richard Hingston (Christchurch Casino); Ken O'Connell, Corey Hume, Jie Min Aw and Brian Bae. NZChefs Fonterra is a national association representing professional chefs, cook trainees and confectioners across the country. It is an enviable mix of seasoned chefs and exciting new talent working to create an Olympic menu capturing the essence of New Zealand cuisine using both classic and contemporary methods. Cookbook Author and Chef, Tony Smith, provided a very impressive cervena venison dish at Visions to delight the palate. Grant Watson, Director of Global Foodservice at Fonterra, says “We have some amazing chefs in this country working with unique and innovative techniques and fabulous, fresh ingredients.” The team will travel around New Zealand sharing the experience with as many New Zealanders as it can. It is hoping that up-and-coming chefs might be inspired to participate in the 2020 event. “We've been missing a team for 28 years, so there's a lot riding on this year's team. I think they are out to prove that New Zealand can hold their own. I know they will do well.”

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YOU'VE BEEN SERVED As autumn brings the cooler temperatures our way and we start to migrate indoors for food and fancy, it's an apt time to flex those purse strings and pick some new crockery that packs a punch.


hen you're wining and dining a group of your nearest and dearest, tasteful tableware takes the mood and culinary magic to a whole new level. There are a number of eclectic options available to reflect the autumnal and winter seasonal colours coming our way. With Oriental styling being the pick of the crockery crop at present, an investment in this aesthetic would be on point. Splash out and treat yourself to a beautiful investment in the form of bone china composed of Seletti at Corso De’ Fiori bone ash and kaolin.



here are times when all you want is a simple, healthy meal that is easy to prepare, quick to cook and just plain tasty. In terms of comfort food, the burger never ceases to please the whole family. All you need is fresh, good-quality ingredients and a great burger bun – and you're in business. Here at The Villas, we're serving a delicious BBQ Beef Burger for lunch, made with prime beef mince from Peter Timbs Meats. It is presented in a corn-dusted burger bun with our home-made BBQ sauce, cheese, mesclun salad mix and Emerson's craft beer-battered onion rings. With home-made fries and aioli, you've got a serious burger meal on your hands. Great for the BBQ or to cook on your stove top in a fry pan or griddle, you can really make this recipe your own. For the burger: (makes 4 good-sized patties) 800g prime-quality beef mince (from Peter Timbs Meats if you can) Salt & pepper to taste Your choice of seasoning (a dollop of mustard adds flavour) 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 egg (to bind the pattie) Breadcrumbs Method: Mix all ingredients above in a bowl and split into four equal-sized patties. Heat BBQ or fry pan and spray with a little oil. Cook patties on a medium heat until cooked through, turning once. To serve: 4 corn-dusted buns Mesclun salad mix Cheese BBQ Sauce (or your choice of alternative)

Beer-battered onion rings, fries and aioli (optional for you at home) Top each pattie with a slice of cheese a minute or two towards the end of cooking. Meanwhile, take your choice of bun, split it and lightly toast. To serve, add one pattie, sauce of your choice and mesclun. Spike with a bamboo skewer if yours turns out as chunky as ours does. Serve with fries, aioli and beer-battered onion rings if you wish, but pop in to The Villas if you want to try our expert creation for yourself.

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uch a growing population needs conference, event and sports facilities, such as Lincoln University, the Baptist Church, the nearby Rossendale Winery, and the Lincoln Event Centre. Designed to cater for a variety of occasions, the event centre hosts everything from marching championships, to gymnastics, from rock and roll competitions to judo and tai kwan do. But anyone organising conferences and events knows that finding suitable accommodation

“We're so lucky to meet people from all walks of life, from all corners of the world, and we pride ourselves in providing the highest levels of service and professionalism.” Each bedroom within the spacious 21 units can be configured to cater for large groups who are welcome to make use of the barbeque and outdoor dining area, and all rooms are equipped with free high-speed

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close at hand is of paramount importance. In Lincoln you have the perfect solution within walking distance to the event centre, the university and the church. In charge of the only motel in Lincoln _ Lincoln _ Motel hosts Craig and Colleen Beswick opened their doors just four years ago and offer visitors luxury, comfort and excellent service. “We love meeting new people,” Craig explains.

WiFi and iPod stations. To make your booking or enquire about their special conference rate, which includes breakfast, call Craig and Colleen today on 03 974 1620 or book online at

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Venture in to the

industrial zone

By Kate Pierson

We've got quite the soft spot for chic yet raw, rough and ready themed fittings and furnishings for homes this season. Even if you’re in penny-pinching mode you can


s summer draws to close and we start to

get involved as there are plenty of DIY hacks and

retreat indoors, it’s a good opportunity to

tutorials to be stumbled upon online, with many

tame the itchy feet, by putting our minds and

reasonably-priced Canterbury retailers also

energy towards a project that will have us falling in

venturing into the industrial zone. If you’d like to get on board with the industrial

love with our homes all over again. From exposed brick walls, steel columns in all their

look, but in baby steps, you’ll find your best bet lies

organic glory and reclaimed timber – reclaimed

in a bit of ground research first. Scour the options

everything for that matter – to copper fittings, iconic

online or instore where you can show experts in

vintage lighting fixtures and locker storage, the ‘urban

design images of your home for on-point advice.

industrial’ aesthetic for homes focuses on creating a

Not all homes will provide the right ‘bones’ and

tough but very tasteful look for homes. Think oldschool rustic materials like cast iron and brushed nickel. The ins and outs of this style aren’t just seasonal banter though – they’ve rapidly gained momentum over the preceding seasons and show no sign of

The ins and outs of this style aren't just seasonal banter though – they've rapidly gained momentum over the preceding seasons.

abating, meaning you can justify the spend and treat it as an investment. Drawing inspiration from the engineering industry among others, urban industrial promotes baring it all. Having found a strong footing through warehouse renovations,

look for an industrial design dress up, so tread lightly when it comes to any spontaneous purchases if something

the look has inspired a transformative

catches your eye.

impact on how we are dressing our

Perhaps get in the industrial

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GET CREATIVE WITH COSTUMES If you have visited Groovy Costumes recently, you will have noticed a few new developments. The suit hire has been replaced with a larger selection of retail products and Tarina Wood has been appointed new Store Manager.


Tarina, Store Manager

ress-up enthusiast Tarina has been with Groovy Costumes for the past three years, and has worked full time since the shop relocated to Cranford Street in August 2013. Brimming with great costume ideas, Tarina and her experienced team are on hand to guide you with your costume choice and can even help you mix and match different elements to create something completely unique.

With the recent increase in costume purchases instead of costume hire for festivals like the Hokitika Food Festival and Seafest, and rugby games, Tarina says the business has recently expanded its retail selection to meet customer demand. “We've found that our customers realise that the likelihood of damage to their costumes is higher than just a regular evening out, so they prefer to buy rather than hire their costumes. That way they can really let their hair down without having to worry about damage costs,” Tarina explains. With an increased focus on costume hire and sales, Groovy Costumes is now clearing all suits from its former hire business. Ex-rental suit stock including ties, shirts and waistcoats is now available at bargain prices. Open Tuesday through Saturday, pop in to 270 Cranford Street or peruse its vast selection of costumes for hire and purchase at




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A new home in Wigram has brought the Bowers Builders team all together in one place – a new base for the business, which prides itself on taking on even the most challenging jobs.



enovations and house levelling have long been a speciality of Bowers Builders. Its team of four builders has 90 years of collective experience in the industry, with owners Johnnie and Amanda directly involved in the management of every project. “We will take on the jobs that are outside the box – nothing is too hard,” Amanda says. She meets all new clients with Johnnie to talk over their specific building situation. “Once we start work on the job, our client's hardest decision should just be choosing the paint colour.”

Clear and honest communication is integral to their business, with all work completed to a very high standard that will last over time. From a new garage floor that is complicated due to land conditions, an almost complete renovation of an inner-city cottage, to demanding hill sites that require helicopter access, Amanda and Johnnie work together to come up with a realistic

solution for all involved. They are well used to working with a range of agencies and specialists such as structural and geotechnical engineers, and have reliable sub-contractors to complete any electrical, plumbing, complex brick work and roofing work. “We say that anything can be done – some things just take longer than others,” Amanda says. Contact Johnnie and Amanda at Bowers Builders on 027 248 0220 or visit for more information.

Trust your biggest asset into the care of a building specialist

PHONE: 027 577 6262 1/8 Dakota Crescent, Wigram

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SUCCESS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF While many can talk the talk, few can, with credibility and consistency, walk the talk. The real professional gems are, in fact, the businesses that can not only walk the talk, but take the wins in their professional stride with genuine humility.


rent Building Solutions could shout its successes from the rooftops of the many homes it has built for Cantabrians, but doesn't favour 'trumpet-blowing'. Its focus, instead, is on delivering high-quality architectural homes for clients who seek out Richard Trent and his team for their lateral thinking, resilience, dedication and efficiency. The business is also earning an eco-friendly reputation for itself as it diversifies its portfolio and moves with the technological times. “Quality for our team is absolutely paramount,” Richard Trent confirms. “We take pride in being able to offer an eco-friendly

twist. A great example of where this focus is taking us is a sixmonth residential build we undertook in Lincoln. For us and our client it was really about building smaller but smarter.” Featuring Calder Stewart solar rib roofing with PV panels discretely placed between the ribs, the house also boasts a wetback fireplace for heating hot water, and thicker walls and highperformance windows allowing for better insulation. “With these building features and well thought-about positioning on site, this house is the ultimate in not only low running costs, but beautiful country elegance and architectural flair,” Trent says. For more information about the expertise Trent Building Solutions can offer you, go to

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'In Front Of Window', oil painting from the Philip Beadle exhibition 'View Point', opening 19 March at Little River Gallery


Get your Easter costumes from Groovy Costumes. P. 981 4262




s we are enjoying a second wave of hot summer days and nights, now is the time to save on quality outdoor furniture from Kenneally Timber. With a ďŹ ve-year

Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Maker Available at The Cook Shop

Flowers and gifts for any special occasion, available from Bourbon Rose

Fraser 700 round folding table with two Windsor folding Chairs was $440 NOW $317 at Kenneally Timber Products

BRIDGE INTERIORS New Furniture & Decor



Art Nouveau Flame Lamp now $155 available at Bridge Interiors

guarantee, all outdoor timber furniture is made from solid kwila, a highly durable and termite-resistant wood that is sturdy and easy to clean and care for. Kwila timber's rich red hue is easily retained with a coat of oil, or leave it untouched for the weathered silver look. Popular al fresco dining settings are the Daintree table and four or six chair set, and their handsome English garden benches. Kenneally Timber has a limited amount of summer stock at great prices. Visit them in Kaiapoi on the corner of Wrights and Old Main North roads or view their selection online at



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An assortment of goodies that Querky Style and Roses at Cust has to offer


ext time you're in Hanmer Springs, if you re a fashion lover, you mustn't leave without a trip to the newest fashion hotspot in the brand new shopping complex on the main street. Mirror Mirror Boutique is a cut above the rest, catering to the style-conscious. From casual chic daywear to stylish party attire, Mirror Mirror Boutique has out ts for all occasions. Selected treasures from Honey & Beau, Romance, OnceWas, and Minty Meets Munt, are joined by an exclusive collection for Mirror Mirror from North Canterbury label, Taylor's Room. For a more casual yet still luxurious look, Mirror Mirror Boutique stocks California's Lovestitch, Eb & Ive and New Zealand's Anyone's Daughter. Complete your out t with shoes and accessories from Minx Shoes, Beau Coops, Status Anxiety and Kirstin Ash jewellery. Visit 29 Conical Hill Road, phone (03) 315 5044 or shop online at Keep up to date with what's new in store at

Specialising in highend preloved clothes & shoes, Louis Who (Inside Twine)

Fun colourful mugs $25 ea A wide selection of Easter gifts now available at Coco Gifts

New Robert Gordon ‘Hug Me Mugs’ available at Industria

Up The Garden Path

63 Rutland St, St Albans (opposite Rugby Park) Cóte Noire Diffusers Retail at $54



Ph. 03 355 3336


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Rabbit cushion $46.00; Cat with hat $30; Hedgehog $42.00; Available At Bella Gifts

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Call in and see our extensive range of Homeware & Gifts.

New season roses are due in store over May/June and July. View our website for a catalogue or visit us in store and our friendly staff can help with your rose order



Retro Vintage Antiques Treasures Open Thursday - Sunday 9.00am - 400pm

The Mill, 1473 Main North Rd Waikuku Ph. 03 3122 152

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Open: Monday to Friday 9.30am-5pm Open Sat 10-4pm

1771 Main Road, Cust

Ph 03 310 2325

Open Tue - Wed - Sun 10-4pm, Thur - Fri - Sat 9-5pm


"In to the Blue" Handmade necklace from Israel exclusive to French Blue

Design 5 Upholstery for all upholstering needs

Audrey Hepburn sunglasses at Terra Viva



Erin Simpson prints, wide range framed and unframed now in store at Joe Jandals HQ

Unique furniture and furnishings available at Joe Jandals HQ

Angel wall-hanger at Terra Viva

ince relocating to The Tannery last year, furniture and homeware store Joe Jandals’ retail store now offers an interior project design service. Joe Jandals' Founder and Interior Project Designer, Rachael Hemingway, works with clients on both commercial and residential interior projects, from conception to completion. Add the finishing touches to your space with Joe Jandals' range of colourful statement furniture, textiles and artwork. Combining unique products with inspired design ideas is “where the vision becomes a reality” and Rachael enjoys transforming her client's vision into reality. “With a bit of creative thinking you'll be surprised at what results can be achieved to create stylish, yet affordable, spaces,” Rachael says. You'll find Joe Jandals HQ at The Tannery (down the alleyway between Alchemy and the Fabric Store). Speak directly with Rachael by phoning 027 2030 150, or shop online at

easter bunnies… and not just easter nickel finish in two sizes for a sophisticated table decoration all year round.


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By Cheryl Colley

I would call myself a pretty keen gardener. I planted a new garden at a new house only a few years ago and have had the immense pleasure of watching it grow and flourish.


utumn is a wonderful time in the garden for people like me. It's the chance to fill any gaps in your plantings and have them establish themselves while the soil is still warm and before the cooler weather sets in. The even more wonderful thing for gardeners right now is that nurseries tend to be having their big autumn sales. McSaveneys Nursery, at 57a McSaveneys Road in the tranquil and beautiful rural environment of Marshlands, is no exception. Everything at the nursery is discounted, with 20 to 40 percent off all stock. The benefit of the sale is two-fold. Gardeners have the opportunity to

purchase, for a reduced price, well-sized quality plants that have been grown-on at the nursery during the summer; the nursery is able to reduce its current stock to then replenish during the winter ready for next spring. So whether you are planting a new garden, or revamping an existing one, there is something for everyone in this sale. All the popular choices are available – a large variety of evergreen standards (Portuguese Laurels, Bay Trees, Michelias and Camellias), large and small-grade deciduous trees, shrubs, native plants and many hedging species. Of course there is also the McSaveneys' speciality, the

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comprehensive selection of colourful and long-flowering perennials – Salvia, Federation Daisy species, Penstemons, Hydrangeas, Lavenders and a host of others. Gardeners serious about quality plants most likely know about McSaveneys Nursery. For more than 20 years, Justin Trist has been cultivating and growing shrubs, trees, fruit trees, hedging plants, native plants and the aforementioned range of flowering perennials for the discerning gardener. Working alongside

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Justin is his partner Michelle Ryan and Carolyn Dixon, a highly-regarded garden expert. This team enjoys nothing more than offering advice and helping its customers make informed and appropriate choices for their gardens. So if you are building, rebuilding, repairing or simply updating your garden, McSaveneys Nursery encourages you to bring in your plans and

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ideas and it will take great pleasure in talking you through options and helping you develop a planting plan that suits your section and lifestyle. “People often come in with a picture they have found in a magazine or online, saying 'This is what I want'. We will work with them to find plants closest to the ones in the pictures that will thrive here in Christchurch,” Carolyn says.

And if it's the latest trends you are looking for in your backyard, McSaveneys is able to help. It has extensive stock to meet the demand for gardens that are low maintenance and easy care, yet provide a degree of formal structure. The sale at McSaveneys Nursery continues until 16 March. The nursery is open from 9am – 4.30pm, seven days a week.

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UNIQUE DESIGN INSPIRED TOGETHER The perfect design partnerships are realised when a visionary expert enables their client and their client's home to truly fulfil their potential. Frobisher is the trusted and highlyregarded design partner of discerning home owners across Canterbury.


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New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. With presentations from some of the best and brightest in the business, including David Shaw Furniture and Goom Landscaping, the event promises to impress and inspire design lovers from all walks of life. With a cocktail on arrival, followed by canapes and wine, 'In Conversation' will be an evening to remember. To register your attendance and buy tickets, go to

From initial consultations through to interior and exterior colour schemes, spatial planning, furniture placement and kitchen design – just a few among many offerings – Frobisher offers a compelling backdrop for events too as a loyal supporter of worthy social causes. To that end, on Wednesday 16 March the studio will proudly host 'In Conversation,' a design industry event for the public that will see $10 from every ticket sale donated to the very deserving

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INNOVATIVE DESIGN IN INNOVATIVE PLACES Versatility in design and use of natural materials is a hallmark of the High Country Homes team. “We can be extremely conservative or wildly inventive _ that just depends on the owner,” High Country Homes Ltd Director, Simon Banks, says.


hree current projects epitomise how at ease the team is with contrasting styles, construction techniques and environments. In the Rakaia River Valley, a large modern cedar and glass house is taking shape. “The house roof is supported on a challenging steel structure that will eventually mirror the scree slides on the Mt Hutt Range. This is a very high-calibre build further complicated by the altitude of the location, which includes high winds and snow.” High Country Homes has developed systems and gear for making work in remote places viable. In Tai Tapu, a hunting and fishing guide is seeing his dream of a post and beam-style home become a reality.

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“It's styled after a wool shed on the exterior, but the focus on the interior is the post and beam structure of the big central lodge room.” The owner is milling windfall timber himself, which has then been fashioned into the structure by craftsmen from a different region. The 'high country' team is also building in the 'low country'. The site is in the Lincoln rural area and the house is styled after a maimai. It has an 18m x 4.5m high cast in-situ wall and will eventually feature 7m macrocarpa poles. Simon explains that a major part of his job is now design and detailing and making sure that each new aspect is absolutely right. “We admire owners that are slightly adventurous.” High Country Homes works in the country, town or city. For more information phone Simon directly on 027 222 4974 or 03 312 8312. To view some recent awardwinning projects visit

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THE OUTLOOK'S GOOD FOR WINDOW SOLUTIONS If you're not up close and personal with the perks of great windows and the pitfalls of poor ones, it'd be easy to underestimate just how complicated the whole window malarkey can become if you don't get it right the first time.


ortunately for Cantabrians, Martin Ball and his team at NK Windows have functional beauty down to a fine art when it comes to the window industry. And, as Ball explains of his worldclass offering, the windows he manufactures and installs don't just come with an attractive European accent; nor are they just a pretty face. They are, in fact, the future of New Zealand homes.

Martin Ball and his team have functional beauty down to a fine art when it comes to the window industry.

“What is particularly special about the windows we offer is that they utilise a robust profile and hardware from Europe, but benefit from New Zealand expertise too as they are made here,” Ball explains. “The windows are designed to not only thermally perform, but excel, in our weather conditions.” Built with a PVC frame, high-performance glass and superior sealing, Ball extols the

many virtues of the options he has available – from weather-tightness and thermal efficiency to greater home security and maintaining a quiet ambience in the home thanks to noise-resistant materials. Working almost exclusively on the residential scene with a light touch on the commercial front, NK Windows is earning itself a commendable reputation working across renovations, builds and repair projects.

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GOOD LOOKS, SMART FENCES Autumn is the ideal time to smarten up your property before winter. Summer holidays are over and you probably have more time to assess what jobs need doing – tidying up the garden, checking the paths and, above all, the security and appearance of your fences.


ith an extruded PVC modular fence system from Paragon Fencing, you can have security and also make a stylish statement at your place. This system offers a very low-maintenance alternative to timber fencing that is smart, robust and cost-effective. The material is extremely durable and will not deteriorate, warp, crack or twist, unlike a timber fence. It maintains its straight, fresh and clean good looks year after year and, because the product is pre-finished, there is no painting and little maintenance after installation, saving you time and money. One recent happy customer had this to say: “My wife and I had no doubts about the fencing product we wanted to use. From the first contact to arrange a visit, right up until the project was finished, it was an absolute delight dealing with the team from Paragon. It was a really consultative approach with great communication along the way.”

RY ERS A VE TEM OFF E T H IS S Y S C TENAN LO W -M A IN F E N C IN G O T IM B E R T E IV T A A LT E R N The team at Paragon Fencing does indeed take customer service very seriously. It meets clients on site with samples and provide advice on styles and designs. It also offers a complete package, from demolition and removal of existing fences through to the supply and installation of the new PVC system. Call Paragon Fencing for a free measure and quote on 021 912 826, email or contact the team via the website

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Buy their Dream – TO BE SOLD! My Sellers are resolute in their decision that this block needs to be sold, as their next move in their realty dream is pending. This deligh ully sunny block with its commanding views across Governors Bay is ready for you to create those dreams you have always dreamt of: • 11936m2 Titled block • Sunny site with commanding views of the bay • Sea frontage over Paper Road • Subdivide into 1000m2 Lots under Christchurch City Council Small Se lement District Plan Escape the hustle and bustle of the bright city lights and retreat to this haven each day must be a going concern for

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any family, businessman or re ree. The day looms closer and closer for this block to be sold so don't let anyone else steal your dream, buy it now!

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Off The Deck & Onto The Beach... Absolute Waterfront Simply magniďŹ cent setting and totally unique and rare opportunity. An as new 267m2 home right on the beach in beautiful Hays Bay. This is absolute waterfront and positioned only a hop, skip and a jump from the beach. Immaculate condition, quality ďŹ ttings throughout, comprising 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, heat-pump and wood- burner, large living areas and an easy care 1/4 acre section. Excellent garaging,1 double ended allowing the ability to open the door facing the beach and to launch the boat or Jet Ski off the beach, what could be easier. Hays Bay is a lovely safe swimming beach and an easy 25 minute (approx.) drive from town making this the perfect holiday home or such an easy commute for permanent living. Properties like this rarely come to the market and will always be a wise investment. Deadline Sale: All Offers To Be Presented By 4:30pm Monday 11 April 2016 (Unless Sold Prior)

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