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COVER STORIES 27 FASHION: Craving contrasts

39 CUISINE: Savour autumn avours

72 HOME: Gazing into the crystal ball


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FRONT COVER Make your home your haven with a harmonious blend of autumn’s hallmarks – cosy, textured furnishings; hues of mustard, gold and cobalt blue; classic and clean lines with creative curveballs in the mix in the form of a quirky lightshade or statement piece.



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Publisher Metros Publishing Group Ltd Managing Director Trevor Laplanche

Kate Pierson

EDITOR’S PERSPECTIVE “At the age of six, I wanted to be a cook. At seven, I wanted to be Napoleon. My ambition has been growing steadily ever since.” – Salvadore Dali


hile I have no fundamental rhyme nor reason to have come to the following conclusion (only my own hiccups with staying the course), I suspect it is around this time of the year that we get the speed wobbles with some of our New Year's Resolutions. Don't get me wrong, I'm aware many New Year's Resolutions have given rise to powerful changes worthy of great celebration, but I'd hazard a guess that some of our “I must…”, “I will…”, “I promise to…” declarations at the stroke of midnight on 1 January are made in jest with a little bit of Dutch Courage flowing through our veins. Pre-planned or spontaneous, what drives these commitments is a sense of ambition. Okay, yes also sometimes a glass (or four?) of champagne. But it's the ambition that I find incredibly intriguing. A return to first principles tells us ambition is 'a strong desire to achieve', although ultimately, ambition looks and feels different to each and every one of us. Despite its subjective nature, ambition is a very unifying concept in my mind. Having reflected on its meaning quite a lot lately, I believe it is the common denominator between every story we are fortunate to tell through Metropol Magazine. A number of friends I have spoken to lately have shared stories of achievement that remind me nothing of significance ever comes easy. It is all too easy to look at the movers and shakers making their mark and assume their success was written into the stars and fate dealt them a generous hand. Not so. Ambition can be master and maker; it can also drive us crazy at times. I'm a great believer in every day presenting a new opportunity to try and try again. Growing up the slogan in our household was ‘never give up’. My Dad would call this out from the side-lines as I ran track in primary school, or when he dropped me off for exams at university. Admittedly, I would cringe sometimes when Dad said it, but do you know what? His wise words have stayed with me all my life and always will. They have been a faithful companion to me during the toughest times because they go right to the heart of what ambition really stands for – perseverance. Metropol loves to hear and write about stories of ambition from all walks of life. In turning the pages of today's issue, keep ambition in mind and enjoy the stories in this context. Wishing you all a happy and ambitious Easter – even if ambition for you means eating lots of chocolate. I'm with you!

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Love for the written word Editor of Canterbury Build, Melinda Collins, sits down with Metropol Magazine's new Editor Kate Pierson to discuss her career evolution and love for the written word.


he didn't always plan to be a journalist, but as Metropol Magazine's new Editor Kate Pierson explains, writing was always in her DNA. “All of my family have a natural passion for all that the written word offers,” Kate explains. “Reading was always compulsory in our house and until the time I could read myself, my Dad read to me every night – all of the classics. It was my Dad that nurtured my love of writing and encouraged me to keep exploring vocabulary. “As a child, I found solace in words and derived great comfort in storytelling. As a result, writing became something I held onto throughout my life because it came more naturally to me than anything else.” That love of words saw Kate enrol in a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media and Communications at the University of Canterbury yet, despite achieving this with First Class Honours, getting that first foot in the door wasn't easy. “By the time I had finished university – unfortunately at the start of the Global Financial Crisis – I realised journalism was what I wanted to do. Although the New Zealand economy seemed fairly buoyant at the time, the media landscape had taken a big hit and the jobs simply weren't being advertised.” Testament to her determination, Kate spent two years working on a voluntary basis for a number of online publications, while also maintaining a full-time paid job, before she got her break. Working full-time as a journalist for a nationwide publishing company producing a number of publications, Kate secured covers with heavy hitters including Keith

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Quinn, Trelise Cooper and Liam Bowden of Deadly Ponies before moving into earthquake recovery communications for the Waimakariri District Council. She continued to nurture her interest in writing with freelance projects. “Working in earthquake recovery was a career defining move. It was a unique situation where I was living and breathing work 24-7. I would go home at the end of the day and work carried on because I was living the experience,” she says. “It made the job infinitely more personal as I could relate to what everyone was going through and it brought a unique level of empathy into the work I was doing at the time.” While she remains “eternally grateful” for the opportunity, after a couple of years in the demanding role, Kate felt she was no longer fulfilling her potential and made the decision to travel, while

continuing to write for New Zealand publications. “New Zealand is a young country, with a distinct identity that really sets as apart. Despite visiting developed and developing countries, having met people who have profoundly changed my life, there was always the sense that nothing could quite beat New Zealand in my eyes and mind,” she says. “In coming back to New Zealand I was fortunate enough to bring with me an amazing partner, Declan, who has always felt what I should be pursuing is my love of words. That reignited in me the desire to chase what I knew deep down I always wanted to do.” Kate doesn't like to talk about herself. It's a humility seldom seen in the competitive media industry. And, despite its rarity, it's a quality which lends itself well to a role which, at its core, is about showcasing the

best of what Canterbury has to offer and ensuring this focus is not lost. “The opportunity to work with an institution like Metropol is significant. The former Editor left a strong legacy and it's a publication where you know people have a vested interest in what you're doing and how you're going about it, which pushes you to do the best possible job you can do.” “I've been in an incredibly fortunate position to have the sense of unwavering support and love of my Dad, my partner, friends and colleagues. Having not had a lot of on-ground support while being based in London alone for two years, it has been the most incredibly overwhelming experience to come back to people really rooting for me. “I am eternally grateful to be surrounded by people that want to see me and the magazine succeed.”

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Given the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, time has become even more of a valuable asset. No, we're not talking about time in the commercial context – as in, buying or selling it. We’re talking about spare time (sounds like an oxymoron sometimes, doesn't it?)

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his ANZAC Day (Monday 25 April), the founder of the Canterbury Student Volunteer Army (SVA for short), Sam Johnson, is leading a brand new initiative that stands to remind us all just how much we have to offer each other in the least-material sense. The Serve for New Zealand campaign, launched on the five-year anniversary of the 22 February earthquake, is asking Kiwis to give an hour of time in their communities on ANZAC day. Life is precious and how we It's no coincidence that both the launch and the engage with those around us official pledge kick-off coincide with memorial days is powerful and important that powerfully resonate with New Zealanders – in equal measure. reminding us all that life is precious and how we engage with those around us is powerful and important in equal measure. Supported by the SVA, University of Canterbury and the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association (RSA), the pledge is a way to honour the ANZAC spirit while also giving back to the community. As of mid-March, Serve for New Zealand had seen 231 hours pledged by 103 individuals, and the generosity of spirit continues to grow by the day. From adopting a granny/grandpa; visiting a local retirement village; helping someone with their garden through to offering to help with the poppy collection for your local RSA, there are so many ways you can show your commitment to your community. You now have just one calendar month to pledge your time. It's one of the greatest gifts you can offer those around you. For further information and to get involved, go to If you would like to pledge as a group – team, classroom, or a whole lot friends – email with a contact name and the number of people who are pledging and the hours that you're pledging.

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Kicking it

in Christchurch

Judging by the relationship New Zealand has with rugby (in all its various manifestations); one could say the game is pretty much in our DNA.


hether you consider yourself a bona fide fanatic, or someone that likes to participate in the extra-curricular activities (bevvies and bites), there is a significant addition to the Christchurch sports scene just on the horizon. Enter: The NRL (aka, National Rugby League). On Saturday 14 May 2016, AMI Stadium will come alive with the Penrith Panthers bringing its Round 10 home game against the New Zealand Warriors. This is the first time Christchurch has seen an NRL game since 2010. Event Director Justin Wallace who has been spearheading the initiative is justly proud of

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The return of the NRL to Christchurch is certainly a coup, but in fact, it's much greater than just the game itself.

the achievement, which required a number of Trans-Tasman trips and negotiation with multiple stakeholders. Christchurch traditionally has had a very strong appetite for rugby league. Over the last 2.5 years, we have been negotiating alongside our partners at the Christchurch City Council, Canterbury Rugby League and Christchurch Airport, among others, to bring the game home. Needless to say, the NRL is a juggernaut of an organisation. We are fortunate in a way that it has taken this time to co-ordinate as it has given our city the time it's needed to get back on its feet. This in turn lifted the con dence of the NRL that it was the right decision to make. The return of the NRL to Christchurch is certainly a coup, but in fact, it's much greater than just the game itself. We have negotiated a programme where the Panthers will engage in the community over four years with a number of grassroots initiatives coaching clinics including high performance clinics for elite juniors and junior skill clinics for the general and wider community. We are motivated to provide inspiration to the community and we want to help improve lifestyles and wellbeing. Our key partners are

going to help us deliver those outcomes. This four-year contract will help us make a real di erence in our community and we have a lot of support and some very excited people in Christchurch. The plan of action from now until kick-o and beyond is as fast-paced as the game itself. An o cial gala dinner will set the tone on Thursday 12 May when there is an opportunity to rub shoulders with players from both teams and VIP guests including Penrith legend, Royce Simmons, Sir Peter Leitch, Frank Endacott and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel. A charity auction will take place with all proceeds going to Canterbury Rugby League to raise money for Junior Rugby League. On the day of the game prior to the 5pm kick-o (a strategic move designed to ensure it is a family event ) there will be three junior games from 4.30pm, a Guard of Honour formed by the juniors, and a junior club relay, which is currently looking for sponsors to o er $1000 to the winning club. The winner of the club relay will also get to take the game ball home. Tickets are available at starting from $29. If you are interested in sponsoring the junior club relay, contact Justin Wallace at

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HOP TO IT... Easter represents many different things to different people – whatever relationship you have with the occasion; it's certainly a special time.


f you'd like the opportunity to share in a very unique experience with your loved ones – especially the littlies in your life – head in to Ballantynes' Hop Up Shop and treat yourself to a sensory adventure. You're just in the nick of time too, with the shop closing tomorrow (Friday 25 March), so exercise your spontaneous streak and get any of that last-minute shopping done. Showcasing everything Easter from table decorations; egg cups; napkins and soft toys, to an eye-catching array of handcrafted New Zealand made and

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imported chocolate. The Hop Up Shop has eggs from Lindt, Whittaker's, She Universe, Marich, Van Heiningen, Bennetts of Mangahwai, Queen Anne and Chocolatier. You're totally spoilt for choice! A creative pioneer when it comes to celebrating the holiday seasons, Ballantynes is committed to ensuring you find inspirational goodies sourced from all over the world. Head in to the Hop Up Shop this Easter in the homewares section, 43 Litchfield Street.

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On Thursday 21 January, a culinary institution with a powerful reputation that precedes it – Winnie Bagoes – opened a new base in Rangiora. A great opportunity for the team behind the restaurant to thank everyone involved – from tradesmen to sales representatives and advertising people – the soiree saw a live band entertaining guests who feasted on a showcase of Winnie Bagoes' food and drink. The restaurant has live entertainment from numerous local artists every Friday and Saturday night.

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t Pier Law, we have a great deal of experience in the provision of conveyancing advice, especially to first home buyers and can relieve much of that stress. Personally, I get tremendous satisfaction from helping people realise their dreams of owning their own home.” Caroline explains that help is available for potential first home buyers who may not have saved the cash required for a deposit. “Under the KiwiSaver first home withdrawal scheme, people may be able to put some of their KiwiSaver savings towards a first home and under the Housing New Zealand Home Start Grant, they may be able to get a grant towards their first home.” The eligibility criteria around these schemes are quite complex and the

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Against a backdrop of a DJ hitting the decks, delicious nibbles and tipples and beautiful dancers, Courage My Love; a Christchurch based manufacturer, launched two new designs on Thursday 3 December 2015. Auckland artist Flox launched 'Luscious Leopard' Legskins for women, with Christchurch artist Briar Rose launching the first ever male Legskins design – 'Westbanks'. Guests enjoyed buying their own products at the pop-up shop while perusing the incredible exhibition of the original artworks that get printed onto Legskins. See for the full collection.

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On Thursday 10 March, highly respected Home Trend Builders celebrated the completion of three luxury townhouses in Merivale including a new show home boasting a beautiful outlook over the greenery at Rangi Ruru Girls' school. The rst opportunity to open the doors to the public, the great looks and location of the properties impressed and inspired visitors.

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Prepare to have your mind blown as the six acclaimed artists – some of New Zealand's finest musicians – celebrate a legendary life that shattered boundaries.

“I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring” – David Bowie.


avid Bowie's sixth sense that his next 'destination' wasn't going to be boring was spot on. It turns out he's coming here - to the Isaac Theatre Royal (ITR) in Christchurch in fact. Okay, okay – it's not quite the man himself (that would be eerie, wouldn't it?), but an all-star cast is going to bring the Bowie magic with unprecedented musical force. On 19 April, Bowie: Waiting in the Sky – Honouring the Starman will explode onto the stage at ITR featuring Eddie Rayner (Split Enz); Finn Andrews (The Veils); Jordan Luck (Jordan Luck Band); Alastair Riddell (Space Waltz); Zaine Griff (The Human Instinct) and introducing Olympia and Skyscraper Stan.

Prepare to have your mind blown as the six acclaimed artists – some of New Zealand's finest musicians – celebrate a legendary life that shattered boundaries as they showcase 25 Bowie masterpieces in a spectacular explosion of sound and vision. Major Tom; Ziggy Stardust; Space Oddity; Changes; Starman – the style savant's global anthems will be brought to life once again. In the words of the event organisers: “Take your protein pills…put on your red shoes…and let yourself go!” Buy tickets for the 19 April Christchurch gig at

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ACTING OUT Christchurch community theatre group Elmwood Players has an exciting year of performances ahead. “Our first scheduled play to be staged in April is the critically-acclaimed, hard-hitting English comedy Jumpy by April de Angelis”, says Garry Thomas who will be directing the play.


arry explains that Jumpy revolves around Hilary, an anguished north London heroine who has made it to 50 - “I don't look 50. I don't act 50. I could get away with … 43?” and with not nearly enough to show for it. Her ever-texting teenage daughter is in a state of perpetual, highly sexed rebellion, her marriage has sagged into severe disrepair, and her worthy job on a local 'reading support' unit is falling prey to the cuts. “Three of April de Angelis' best-known plays, of which Jumpy is one, have contemporary English settings and focus on middle-class women as the lead characters. Jumpy comes draped in cheeky comedy, but at its heart is about darker matters, especially loss - loss of principles, loss of self in the role of motherhood, loss of love and loss of control over a child. “It's also a very fast-paced play with 18 short scenes and snappy dialogue. Anna Willows, who plays the main character Hilary, is on stage for every scene, so she is going to be very busy.”

A very fast-paced play with 18 short scenes and snappy dialogue.

Jumpy – 7.30pm from 20 to 23 and 27 to 30 April (Wednesday to Saturday) at Elmwood Auditorium, 31 Aikmans Rd, Merivale. $20 waged/$17 unwaged. Phone 355 8874, or book online at In the Elmwood Players' season, Jumpy will be followed by an updated version of the very popular Bouncers in June, a series of one-act plays in August, and another British comedy Holes in September.

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'A-LIST' ASPIRATIONS By Lydia Truesdale

You don't need to be famous to look famous. There are several things you can do to add a little 'A-list' to any outfit. We've put together some tips to help you face autumn/winter 2016 in style. The '3 piece rule' This is a fail-safe fashion move that anyone can pull off, and it works especially well in autumn/winter. The '3 piece rule' usually combines two basic pieces with a statement piece layered overtop. The combination of black skinny jeans, a black top, and an oversized/lengthy vest or jacket is popular right now. Accessorise away Accessories are the perfect final touch to an outfit, and generally elevate a look to the next level. Simple, feminine jewellery is the way to go if you're rocking bold clothing, but if you're more pared-back with your attire then choose sparkly, chunky or colourful pieces to draw in the eye. Co-ordinating the shoes and bag is an easy way to achieve unity, and if there's one accessory you should splash out on, it's a decent pair of designer sunglasses. Belt up Never underestimate the power of a waist belt. It's an ideal way to accentuate your curves and add shape to an outfit, which is especially appreciated during the cooler months when the thicker textiles tend to steer silhouettes towards the androgynous. Trending right now are svelte belts – anything between skinny and mid-width. Show some shoulder Revealing the shoulder is a trend that has developed over time. The offthe-shoulder look elegantly exposes the neckline, but for an edgy and more modern approach, try the shoulder cut-out trend. This is a subtle way to show skin in winter, and with the help of a coat to throw on and off, the look is made practical. Turtle neck time The turtle neck – people tend to either hate or love it. Right now, it's mostly the latter. This look is being rocked by celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, and the timing couldn't be better for us because it's also the perfect way to keep warm.

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GET IT TWISTED By Kate Pierson

Things are getting twisted when it comes to hair this season, with fashionistas flirting up a storm with the trusty, eternally fashionable braid.

The braid is an opportunity to push the boundaries.


he best thing is that tradition isn't the be all and end all with this style. Granting style mavens' carte blanche to mix things up thanks to its versatile, chameleon like nature, the braid is an opportunity to push the boundaries and, better yet, stands the test of time even if you toss and turn in your sleep. It's a durable look to say the least! There's a particular style of braid - The Fishtail that's really tugging at heartstrings right now, which channels a beautiful bohemian look that can be preened and primped to perfection. You can also afford to style it a little rough around the edge for a more relaxed aesthetic. Unless you consider yourself an expert, or a particularly obedient pupil when it comes to the school of YouTube, hit up your hairdresser for the ins and outs of how to rock the socks off this style. If you want to experiment, try a braid headband, a single braid, twin braids or even Princess Leia braids (Who? Just Google it!) as there are no hard and fast rules about which braid is ruling the style roost this season.

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one treatment every three weeks in a course of six. These clinically proven facials are supported by the extensive Elemis skincare range sold exclusively in Christchurch by Lotus at Siam. Continually evolving and improving its experience, Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa has recently added another luxurious couple's therapy room to its exquisite Spa. Complete with large spa bath, shower and decadent furnishings, escape and re-connect together in this beautiful therapy room. Do you have a special birthday or event coming up and are you looking for the ultimate present for your special someone? It's easy with a gift voucher for one of Lotus at Siam's decadent treatments. Purchase gift vouchers online or at the spa. It also o ers electronic gift vouchers (if you're rushed for time!) Visit to peruse the Elemis facials and exquisite treatments or call today.

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LUSCIOUS LOCKS Let's face it – we put our hair through a lot, and it deserves decent treatment in return. L'Oréal Professionnel has released a “game-changing” product range and SalonZBD on Kilmore Street is one of a select few salons to offer it.


he L'Oréal Pro Fiber restore programme is what you'd call 'science savvy'. Its key ingredient - the APTYL 100 molecular complex - literally charges hair follicles from the inside out. The positively charged APTYL 100 is applied to the (negatively charged) hair shaft, and is then reactivated at home and recharged for up to four to six weeks using specially formulated shampoo, conditioner and masque products. There are three Pro Fiber treatment plans, which each target different hair type or conditions. One of SalonZBD's licensed L'Oréal Colour expert's will conduct a consultation before each treatment to determine the most effective plan for maximised results.

The key ingredient literally charges hair follicles from the inside out.

SalonZBD owner, Reece Unahi, is determined to offer customers the best care by keeping up-to-date with the latest research and development, ensuring the team keeps expanding its skills, and creating discounted packages. SalonZBD is planning a trip to the Hair Expo in Melbourne in June, and is currently offering a package on its website that includes a consultation, shape, colour and follow-up blow-wave for $139. SalonZBD is located at 237 Kilmore Street in the central city. To make an appointment, phone 379 5782. Go to

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A YOUTHFUL TRANSFORMATION Have you noticed the difference in the youthful glow of a healthy, young person's skin compared to the skin of an elderly person? As we age, we are exposed to many extrinsic factors such as stress, pollution, the environment and our own lifestyle choices, plus we have our own intrinsic aging going on. These factors all affect our skin.


o achieve a more youthful glow, Dermapen™ has been recognised as being at the forefront of antiaging in the skin rejuvenation field. Dermapen™ treatments increase the skin's elasticity, health and overall youthfulness by minimising the appearance of large pores, reducing acne scarring and causing skin rejuvenation to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It does this by causing microscopic punctures in the skin - the skin is numbed prior to starting the Dermapen™ treatment.

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The resulting micro-channels in the skin stimulate the natural healing process of the body, producing new collagen to repair the treated skin. Straight after a treatment, while the micro-channels are still in the dermis, is the ideal time to infuse the skin with hyaluronic acid for added hydration and the maximum anti-aging, skin rejuvenation effect. To further enhance the anti-aging benefits of the Dermapen™ treatment, the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic adds in a red LED light treatment. The benefits of red LED light were initially discovered by NASA for healing wounds by boosting circulation and stimulating collagen and elastin production. If you want youthful, firm, luminous skin the combination of a Dermapen™ treatment, hyaluronic acid infusion and red LED light is the answer! Phone the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic today on 351 3241 to secure an appointment.

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FUNCTIONAL, FORM-FITTING LUXURY With each new season comes new fashion, and when looking to update the wardrobe, Made in the Shade never disappoints.


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wner Ali Musson hand-picks collections that have mastered the balance between fashion, form and function - luxurious designs that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but practical and wearable too. The boutique has been restocked just in time for autumn/winter, with a full fusion of textiles to help you combat the weather: leather; lace; suede; velvet; wool; linens and faux furs are just some of the options. The delightfully unique pieces boast timeless appeal with a modern twist. The classic silhouettes and cuts that women love work in conjunction with delicate detailing, embellishments and draping to make them relevant among today's trends. Of the customer favourites are three stand-out brands, especially during the cooler months. Optimum knitwear is known for its luxurious feel and pill-free quality, Lisette pants for their inbuilt sculpting technology, while Bazaar is a funky label that is really coming into its own. The pieces are versatile essentials that can be easily interchanged with other garments - something every woman needs in her wardrobe. With the 30+ age bracket in mind, Ali orders in a range of styles, from everyday office attire to corporate looks, weekend wear, wedding fashions and more that come in up to size 18. She and fellow stylist Sharon take great pleasure in co-ordinating Made in the Shade is located at 151 different looks that flatter body types without Colombo Street, Beckenham. Right now compromising on style. there is up to 70% off all summer stock.

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AUTUMN: WORK IT By Rachel Smith

Dark yellows and oranges, rich greens and blues - these are just some of the hot colours for the new season's fashion.


he change of season is a time for versatility, with an array of colours, fabrics and styles to choose from. Earthy neutrals work well for men and women, with blues, dark grey, browns, and greens in olive and sage, all perfect for the unisex colour palette. Hues are taken a step further too - deep wine and dark orange and yellows that verge on mustard, with tops and dresses combining colours for stand-out pieces. Try lighter shades of bright white and soft cream in oversized chunky knits and jackets, or the soft silhouette of long owing pants or culottes. Mix colours from opposite sides of the spectrum by adding teal, amethyst and soft pastel pinks. Look for dresses - either long or just above the knee in mixed shades, contrasting tops and bottoms, or simply play around with your own favourites by adding accessories and layers. Staying with the season are the year-long favourites - the timelessness of black, bright and bold shades including classic red, and the shimmering metallics of silver, gold and copper. Whatever your choice, shop around, and enjoy the experience of adding extra warmth to your wardrobe.

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MODERN HAVEN FOR HAIR It takes a great team to pull off a big change – a new name and a new look for a local hair salon.


hen Tanya Brown became owner of Cheeky Browns Hairdressing in St Martins late last year, there was more than just the name of the salon to decide. That part was easy - the same name as her previous purpose built salon based at her own home - a mix of her own name and a legacy to her father. “From my idea of a plywood interior, we came up with a full re-design,” Tanya says. “With the interior fit-out design created during the process by John Garlick Builders, walls were moved and a new look and feel was created, with touches of black contrasting against the natural tones, and then great exterior landscaping.” While construction was underway, the building team directed clients to Tanya's home, where she and previous salon

On-trend cuts at competitive pricing.

owner, Celes, continued to deliver ontrend cuts at competitive pricing until the grand opening. Celes is still a key member of the team at Cheeky Browns, providing great styles to her wide-range of clients from children to parents and grandparents. Fully qualified hairdresser, Regan, is back with new barbering skills, as well as fabulous cuts and colours, while Tanya combines her nearly 30 years of hairdressing experience with that of fresh ideas from apprentice, Alex. Find Cheeky Browns Hairdressing at 236a Centaurus Road and on Facebook, or phone 332 2205.

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A PROUD SMILE Cosmetic dentistry encompasses nearly every dental specialty. Healthy gums, straight teeth, aesthetic restorations and a full


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ne approach that is frequently used to restore teeth to their natural beauty is bonded ceramics. Porcelain veneering is one of the most conservative and effective ways to significantly change the appearance of a tooth, and is used in instances where there are spaces between front teeth, discolorations, unsightly old fillings or rotations. By placing one of these very thin (about 0.5mm thick) ceramic facings on a tooth, it can be re-shaped, re-coloured, and even appear to be re-positioned, resulting in a very significant change in appearance. To place a veneer, a small amount of enamel must usually be removed from the visible surfaces of the tooth or teeth to be treated. The veneer is custom-made at a laboratory in the shape and colour planned. Temporary veneers are worn during this time (usually about a week), to maintain comfort and appearance. At a second appointment, new veneers are tried and closely examined for fit and appearance before being bonded to the teeth one at a time. Veneers generally last many, many years and require no special maintenance other than that required by untouched teeth. David has been placing veneers for over 25 years and can answer any questions you may have. To find out what may be possible for you, phone 355 8297 and maybe you can have the smile you've always wanted!

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Think outside the traditional and add a touch of fun - a dinosaur hoodie complete with tail in bright pink, yellow, or green; dragon and knight winter PJs; a little princess outfit for a baby girl, or the latest in licensed Disney products. Clothing is made from quality fabrics designed to last, with Sarah trialling its durability on her own children, just to be sure. SmartyPants will add some new lines to the store with a selection of local labels, including Hoof footwear (currently the only stockist in Christchurch); the Lilymae range of beautiful woollen coats, capes and caps; locally made felt dolls, and reusable wax paper lunch wraps. The store itself makes shopping easy with a secure play area to keep the little ones happy. Step inside the dedicated costume and accessories room to be transformed into a princess or super hero. Visit SmartyPants at 55 Nottingham Avenue, Halswell, just around the corner from Vivacious. Check out its online store at, or at on Facebook. Phone Sarah on 0800 895 190.

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Easter is upon us and school holidays follow on not long afterwards. Friday 15 April sees the end of term one. Goodness – it will be Christmas again before we can catch our breath.


outh City Centre already has plans in place for April school holiday entertainment and it doesn't come much better. Yes – it's the delightful Melanie Poppins who is wellknown in Canterbury for brightening up children's birthday parties with her red party frock and sparkly shoes, along with her rabbit, Harry Potter.

The best food court in town is right in the heart of the centre offering choices to suit all tastes.

Melanie will be in the central court from 11.30am on weekdays (excluding ANZAC Day), to enthrall children with her magic show, her storytelling and her singing and ukulele playing. She will also do free face painting from 12-1pm.

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No doubt after all the shouting and clapping and generally great hijinks, many children will be feeling rather hungry. Well, there is no excuse for leaving South City with a grumbling tummy, when the best food court in town is right in the heart of the centre offering choices to suit all tastes. There's Pita Pit which extols the virtues of fresh thinking and healthy eating. Its plain, wholemeal or glutenfree pita bread is filled with a choice of the meats children love (or vegetables), along with sauce, a spread and cheese. It's quality, healthy, fresh food – fast! Sushi has become an incredibly popular cuisine and it certainly can be made kid-friendly. Both Sushitime and St Pierre's Sushi offer extremely attractive and delicious varieties of sushi that could help to broaden your child's nutrition intake. Yoghurt Story is another enticing food outlet at South City with its wonderful range of frozen yoghurts and over 50 different toppings to go with them. The store is bright and

colourful with its displays of fresh fruits and fruit salads at its Green Stop fresh fruit smoothie and juice bar. Japanz Bakery has an extensive selection of New Zealand favourites along with a mix of Japanese and Asian delicacies. Everything on sale here is baked fresh onsite the good old-fashioned way with all-natural ingredients. But the choices don't end there. Perhaps Chop N Wok Chinese may appeal, or Aashiana with its flavours of India. Perhaps Mediterranean Taste with its pasta, salads and souvlaki will win the day to assuage those hunger pangs, or will it be McDonalds? Whatever the final choice, the food can all be enjoyed in the comfort of the food court's eating area right beside the indoor children's playground. School holidays are a great time to get your hair styled by the talented team at Haircuts for Haircuts so pop in to see owner Michelle and her creative crew for a new look.

Easter hours for the centre: Good Friday - the entire centre closed (including New World and The Warehouse) Saturday 27 March - normal hours Easter Sunday - the entire centre closed (including New World and The Warehouse) Easter Monday - centre open 10am - 5pm; New World 7:30am - 9pm; The Warehouse 8am 9pm. With 600 free car parks on-site, South City has very easy access from both Durham and Colombo Streets. Metropol March 24, 2016 33

CASH PAYOUT OFFERS How To Get What's Fair Getting what is fair and reasonable and holding your insurance company to the terms of the policy is daunting and after many years, there is the temptation to just accept an offer and move on. This is understandable. However, engaging the support of a fully qualified and experienced Quantity Surveying company may be the best way for you to get a fair and reasonable settlement. Here are five recent actual case studies that we have assisted with:

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French Inspired Boutique Hotel in the heart of Sumner Located in an absolute prime position close to the beach, and central to the restaurants, cafes and eateries of Sumner, Le Petit Hotel is a familiar landmark. Situated in the heart of this chic little community, it oozes Gallic air, with imported French furniture and ttings, carefully chosen by the current French owner to inspire the true ambiance of “la vrai pension” This unique B & B, comprises 6 self-contained guest rooms with a spacious & separate owners residence, positioned for all day sun, and only 20 minutes from the City Centre. This could be your next lifestyle opportunity! 34 March 24, 2016 Metropol


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On point When you think about ballet

classes it may well conjure up

images of yesteryear – you or your little ones prancing around in a leotard learning how to plié and pirouette. But actually, it's well worth shifting that perception to the 'you of today'.


lexing and flinging (gracefully, of course) your body around does wonders for the physique. If long, lithe limbs are what your heart desires, then adult ballet classes might be just what you are looking for. We've tried and tested out the concept ourselves, and can say with surety, that you will find classes a brilliant challenge. And never fear that you will be on your lonesome as you reignite those childhood dreams of becoming a prima-ballerina, adult dance classes – across many genres in fact – are wildly popular. Perhaps it really is the prospect of being able to don some very cute knitwear and slippers that creates the allure, but it's probably more about it representing an opportunity to throw caution (and coordination) to the wind, not worrying about how you look when gliding across the floor. It's a wonderful opportunity to get together with friends and meet new faces, with classes designed to be interactive and sociable. There are ballet classes for adults held all over Canterbury so invest in some 'you' time and sashay along for the experience.

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Right at the heart of the community, Active Community Trust is making a profound difference to the youth of today and tomorrow. Aiming to identify youth that need additional support to fulfil their potential, the trust raised more than $7500 through a gala auction at Winnie Bagoes in the city on Sunday 14 February. The successful auction preceded a charity event the Waimairi Beach Senior Pro-Am with golfing greats including Bob Charles.

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RECREATION An extraordinary season of musical theatre

Showbiz Christchurch has a long history of staging world-class musicals and 2016 is the biggest year yet for the 80-year-old organisation.

THE SHOWSTOPPERS STEALING HEARTS The season begins with global entertainment phenomenon, Mamma Mia! New Zealand is currently the only country Mamma Mia! is being staged in within the Southern Hemisphere for 2016, Showbiz Christchurch General Manager Michael Bayly says. “Mamma Mia! is one of the most successful musicals in the world and has been seen by over 60 million people in over 400 major cities – we are delighted to have secured the rights to this wonderful production.” Showbiz Christchurch burst back onto the scene after the Isaac Theatre Royal

reopened last year. The first major musical staged following its $40m rebuild was the Phantom of the Opera, which was a sell-out success. “Over 24,000 Cantabrians attended the show and hundreds missed out due to leaving booking too late. People are flocking back to the theatre this year, and Mamma Mia! is also selling very fast.” In 1999, the original West End production of Mamma Mia! had its first audience in London. It set the record for premiering in more cities worldwide faster than any other musical in history and is now celebrating 16 years of entertaining audiences all over the

globe. Making it an extraordinary season of musical theatre and continuing the theme of taking audiences back through the decades, the production will be followed by two more major musicals, Hairspray and Evita. Season Dates: Mamma Mia! – 31 March 16 April; Hairspray 8 - 18 June; Evita 15 September - 1 October. Evening performances at 7.30pm, Matinees at 2pm Saturday and 4pm Sunday. All bookings at Ticketek - phone 0800TICKETEK, or go to

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By Rachel Smith

Recreation goes hand-inhand with New Zealand's reputation and it's not hard to see why. We have access to a 'backyard' that spans many miles of fertile forest, natural springs, stunning flora and fauna, and natural playgrounds. Needless to say, we are one spoilt nation!


hile many of us have grown up with a 'silver spoon' in our mouths when it comes to the abundance of recreational treasures at our disposal, it'd be fair to say we might have become a little lax at taking full advantage (in a positive sense) of what our amazing country has to offer. Take Christchurch for example – there are so many ins and outs to explore that may not even be on our radar. The Christchurch Walks & Other Free Family Fun website is designed to be 'in the know' about experiences up for grabs. “When you set off on an outing with young children, it can be helpful to have a

plan” says founder Vanessa Roberts. “For example, attempting to do a spot of orienteering can quickly turn to custard if the shop that sells the maps has closed and you can't find the starting pole.” The Christchurch Walks’ Facebook page also details the many fun and varied free family events and activities that take place in the region during the year. “Christchurch is a fantastic city and it's great to help families to make the most of what's out there,” Vanessa says. To find out more about family activities around Canterbury, visit Christchurch Walks & Other Free Family Fun on Facebook, or go to

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SAVOURY CUPS STEAL THE SHOW I created a garlic, ricotta and vanilla custard that is surprisingly easy to make. Delicate and savoury, this custard can be made ahead of time and is sublime paired with a glass of creamy Champagne - Natasha MacAller, author of Vanilla Table.

Caramelised Garlic and Ricotta Custard Cups Serves 6 INGREDIENTS: Caramelised garlic Garlic head, recipe needs 6 caramelised cloves 2 tsp oil Custard cups 1 tsp of butter to grease cups 1 vanilla pod 1 Tbsp applesauce or 1/4 apple, peeled and grated 1 cup of milk 1/2 tsp super ne sugar 1/2 tsp ne sea salt 1/2 tsp white pepper 3 large eggs 1/2 cup ricotta 1/4 cup of nely grated parmesan Salt and pepper to taste A pinch of ground nutmeg Caramelised garlic Preheat oven to 325°F/180°C. Cut top o garlic head to expose cloves. Peel away just the outer layer of the garlic bulb skin, leaving the skins of the individual cloves. Wrap loosely

Photo: Manja Wachsmuth/Natasha MacAller in foil and drizzle over the oil. Pinch the foil closed at the top, place in a baking pan and cook in oven 30-35 minutes until squishy, caramelised and golden brown. Custard cups Butter 6 small (4 oz/120 ml) custard cups. Set inside a baking dish large enough to hold

the cups. Cut the vanilla pod in half, but don't split and scrape it, to keep the custard ivory coloured. Squeeze 6 caramelised garlic cloves into a saucepan and add applesauce, vanilla pod, cream, milk, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring just to a simmer, turn o heat and cool about 20 minutes. Turn the oven to 325°F/160°C. In a large jug, whisk the eggs well then add ricotta. Place a sieve over the jug and strain the milk mixture into the eggs, pressing the garlic through with the back of a spoon. Discard the vanilla pod or rinse, dry and save for another use. Add parmesan salt, pepper, a pinch of nutmeg and whisk together. Pour custard into cups. Lift pan into the oven, then ll with very hot water to come halfway up the outside of the cups. Bake for 20 minutes until custard has browned and set, but is still jiggly in the centre. Serve warm as is, or top with a spoonful of green pea pesto.


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

Easter Roast Perfect Pork - a celebration meat. No prep, and cook time 35 min. Guaranteed tender & juicy, already packed in cook’n bag. No bone, no waste, easy to carve. Gourmet sauce provided in-pack.

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Divine cakes and desserts is the divine answer for a cake at your next special occasion. No baking required – just order and pick up or choose from our cabinets of fabulous cakes, gateau’s, cheesecake and more. Divine Cakes & Desserts 160 Blenheim Rd Blenheim Rd l The Palms l Northlands l Westfield

Try a delicious Ataahua Gewürztraminer as an aperitif while serving tasty fingerfood of barbequed prawns with chilli butter, or mini corn fritters topped with lemon aoli and a caper- Perfect! Available at Ballantynes, Pukeko Junction Regional Winestore or online

The taste of Spain in the beautiful Botanic Gardens. You can enjoy authentic award winning Spanish Cuisine in our picturesque setting. Full dinner or lunch time tapas al fresco in the sun before a stroll in the gardens. Early bird menu 5pm-6pm for a delicious light meal. Curators House Restaurant Botanic Gardens. 7 Rolleston Ave Ph. 379 2252

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

Handpresso – the portable espresso machine. No mess, no fuss just great coffee wherever you are! Available from: The Crowded House Coffee Company Ltd Ph. 348 5089

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A taste of Europe without the long journey A authentic Delicatessen outlet and Café is bringing a central European food experience to Christchurch. Stocking high quality Gluten free sausages, cold and cured meats, cheese as well as imported pantry goods beside delicious Hummingbird coffee.

Café Berlin 9c Normans Road, Strowan. Ph. 355 0932 Like us on Facebook Open Tuesday to Saturday

BUNRUNNERS Brimming with beautiful, fresh healthy food, made onsite. Fully organic coffees, made with local organic milk and coffee beans grown in Peru. 17 varieties of pies, 3 gorgeous salads, Including a Vegetarian selection. We only use free range eggs. 87c Fitzgerald Avenue Ph: 374 2260

A gift of high quality that will be remembered Imagine giving family and friends our Gift Certificates to the value you decide, to allow the recipient to select their own cut of the high quality dry aged beef.

Cashmere Cuisine Ph. 332 6071 ‐ 18 Colombo Street

Whitehaven Are proud to craft wines with fruit from only one region, Malborough. Discover wines of singular beauty and vision with every bottle of Whitehaven. Select Whitehaven award winning wines for your wine list today contact: Also available at Fine Wine Stores near you

“Hand crafted with love” Our pies are full of tender, slow cooked beef, rich, flavoursome gravy, encased in soft flaky pastry. Open all Easter weekend!

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

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

G&T Catering and Events Ph. 022 425 8628

You’ll find the best Donburi, Udon and Sashimi in Christchurch right here at Mr. Sushi’s Donburi Bar.

Donburi by Mr Sushi next to our shop at THE COLOMBO Ph. 379 1899

Feel like you need more milk? Try our Breastfeeding Booster cookies, which contain fenugreek, brewer's yeast and flaxseed meal to help boost lactation. Our cookies are super tasty and come in different flavours, call us today!

Sweet Revenge Ph. 352 8815 Metropol March 24, 2016 41



High Tea @ The Store Enjoy a delicious, sophisticated yet fun High Tea, perfect to celebrate any occasion. A brand new menu, a Gluten Free option & a children's version ensures there is something for everyone, along with our fabulous selection of alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages.(Licensed) Book your High Tea now.

Fresh to Wigram – fresh baked – fresh served for either take away or dine in. Atomic Coffee Home made Pies Excellent Service Coffee Cube

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

We tick all the right boxes 5 Avenger Crescent, Wigram Ph. 027 531 4689

263 Lincoln Road Ph. 335 0172

The Store @ Tai Tapu

Be seen with

687 Christchurch Akaroa Road Tai Tapu Ph. 329 6753 E: W:

The Winemaker's Wife

Stolen Bagel

Piccolo Ristorante Italiano

@ JAGZ Misceo Mama Hooch The Tea House Strange & Co

8 Somerfield street Christchurch Ph. 337 9424 Reservations required.

Italian Food We Are

Una Bakery Fresh Handcrafted Convenient Underground coffee Friendly, helpful staff

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

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As Autumn approaches, be adventurous and experiment with gorgeous cooking essentials available from our Gourmet Essentials range, and match with a boutique Waipara Valley wine, perfection! Pukeko Junction Regional Wine Centre & Gallery 458 Ashworths Road SH 1, Leithfield, North Canterbury Ph. (03) 314 8867 E.

Main Divide Meats Delicious South Island sourced Wild Venison used by NZ's top chefs and now available for you to experience this quality in the comfort of your own home with the ease of home delivery. Wholesale available. To order, ph. 348 2573 or email:


IN KITCHEN Treat yourself this Easter to our Poached Egg Tart…

We are proud to be the only Christchurch stockist of the world famous Lieber Pies from Fairlie Bakehouse.

MRS DENTON'S Fine. Food. Fast Takeaway Cafe, Delicatessen 168a Kendal Ave, Burnside Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm Sat 8am-3pm Ph. 357 4516 027 469 0206

Jen’s pickles and chutneys are delicious and versatile, great with chicken, meats, fish or vegetables. Fantastic on cheese/antipasto platters or in sandwiches. Visit us at the Christchurch Food Show, 8-10 April, Stand H10.

Jen’s Cozinha email: Ph. 021 350 277 Look up for stockists

filled with a milk chocolate and hazelnut ganache, a layer of marshmallow crème, and topped with a salted caramel egg yolk.


The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street Ph. 366 9108

Car Boot Sale @ Edendale Café Events Space $20 per site. Every Sunday 10am to 3pm Family Activities. Please check Facebook for updates or cancellations Ph. 027 217 2393

Edendale Cafe Cnr Main West Coast Road & Sandy Knolls Road

Award Winning Artisan Wine Luscious & rich from old vines This wine you must taste!!! 2013 Late Harvest Noble Riesling 375ml Bragato Silver Medal 5* Wine Orbit! Ph. Linda 021 483 112 Waipara River Estate wines For information on our full range of wines

NEW Filled Bagels! Roast Vegetables & Feta Roast Chicken, Plum Sauce & Brie Roast Chicken, Pesto & Capsicum Fresh each day from

Kidd’s Cakes & Bakery 254 Cranford St Ph. 355 6921

Yoshimura Sushi & Bento Lunch Box Try our unique, new, sushi style! The main ingredient has already been flavoured, so you can eat them straight away 7 Normans Road, Strowan Ph. 355 6191 Email: Like us on Facebook

Hellers Sensational New Salami Choices. Packed full of flavour these new varieties are sure to be a winner with family and friends. The range includes new convenient sized 100g varieties Pepperoni, Italian, Dutch Lean, Danish and Pizza Salami. Metropol March 24, 2016 43


SPICE UP YOUR LIFE Combining fresh, local ingredients with the perfect balance of chilli, spice and sweetness, is the foundation of home-based business, Jen's Cozinha.


riginally from Goa in India, Jennifer Viegas uses traditional family recipes to produce her range of homemade artisan pickles and chutneys. Goan cuisine is a blend of India and Portugal, and Jen's Cozinha (Portuguese for kitchen) is quickly becoming a well-known brand across the country. Jennifer started the company three years ago from her own commercial kitchen at home. “I use my mother's recipes, so it's quite special,” she says. “Goan cuisine is mostly coconutbased, which adds a lovely sweetness.” She also runs cooking demonstrations from home for groups of people wanting to learn how to cook the traditional cuisine. “In India, pickles are eaten almost every day with your meal. The ingredients I use are fresh from growers' markets and the spices are high-grade. “My pickles are very versatile and I get so much positive feedback from customers who tell me it's the best they've ever tasted. This gives me great satisfaction and confidence.” Jennifer won a Cuisine Artisan Award for her 'Prawn Balchao Pickle' in 2015, and says the 'Chilli Pickle' is also a number one seller. “People can be apprehensive to try the chilli, but it's very popular – hot, sweet and delicious!” The range also includes Aubergine Pickle, Mango Chutney, Lemon Chutney and Mixed Vegetable Pickle. “I'm always thinking about adding to the range. As the business evolves, ideas keep coming.”

Delicious New Bakery now on Selwyn St

A wide range of delectable savouries, pies, sandwiches & cakes. Combined with superb coffee & friendly service...

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Jennifer supplies to a range of stores in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. She will also have a stall at The Food Show in Christchurch next month. For more details, visit

What’s for tea tonight at your place?

First to bring delicious Ka Wraps to Christchurch

Dose Cafe is a friendly, vibrant breakfast, brunch & lunch cafe

Chef originally from India with 12 years NZ experience

We are fully Licensed Restaurant

TUAM ST chuch hospital Close to Christ BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND COFFEE 77 TUAM STREET PH 03 943 2112 OPEN MON - FRI 7.30AM-4PM SAT 8.30AM-3PM

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Try our boneless lamb shoulder filled with spinach, sundried tomatoes, feta with sage & onion stuffing

For dine-in or takeaway lunches

Pies & Coffee Bakery 290 Selwyn Street

Ph 377 7725

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




Raising awareness about high-quality, well-balanced Japanese food has long been a dream for Megumi Wilson.


er family own a renowned traditional Japanese cuisine restaurant in Tokyo called Yoshimura (Gathering Place). Now with the help of her brother, Megumi has launched her own Yoshimura - albeit on a smaller scale - in Christchurch. “We specialise in sushi, bento boxes and Japanese curries,” Megumi says. “I studied nutrition at university and want my Kiwi customers to enjoy healthy Japanese dishes, as well as contemporary sushi. Our bento boxes contain not only chicken, salmon or prawns, but also delicious home-made salads and seasonal fruit.” Yoshimura's menu is indeed tempting

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

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with teriyaki chicken sushi and crispy chicken sushi, the latter made with Megumi's very own recipe. There's also marinated salmon sushi in soy dipping sauce and a variety of healthy and attractive vegetable sushi. Quintessentially Japanese is the deep-fried karaage chicken sushi – a technique similar to the preparation of tempura and nigiri sushi - a specific type of sushi consisting of a slice of raw fish over pressed vinegared rice. You may be surprised to know that curry is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. Yoshimura offers a selection of these mildly spicy dishes including potato cake curry; vegetable curry; deep fried chicken

Wed & Thurs $18 pizza and $20 pasta

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

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curry and chicken katsu curry. Megumi's wish is for people to try her food, to feel healthier and to enjoy Yoshimura's real Japanese hospitality – or 'Omotenashi'. Yoshimura Sushi is located in the Elmwood Shopping Centre at 7 Normans Road. Its hours are Monday to Wednesday 8.30am – 4.30pm; Thursday and Friday 8am – 4.30pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm. Phone 355 6191.

Free Range Chickens Available Now Get your free range whole chickens, free range chicken breasts, boneless chicken thighs Cordon bleus, chicken Kiev's and nibbles!! Available at both stores. 70 Edgeware Road Ph (03) 3661780

Fresh Seafood Seafood Salad Sushi & Sashimi Freshly Cooked Fish and Chips Gourmet Burgers

Farrington Ave Bishopdale Ph (03) 359 5729

Fine Japanese Cuisine Lunch & Dinner

Pre-order your Sushi and Sashimi Party Platter Now!

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Lunch: Tues-Sat 11:30am-2.00pm

233 Papanui Road, Merivale

Ph: 03 377 8028

Phone 03 355 6733

Dinner: Tues-Sun 5:30pm till late

76 Edgeware Rd Edgeware Mall ChCh

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A welcoming atmosphere, fresh tasty fare, and generous servings – for gourmet 'pub grub', The Brickworks restaurant and bar in Cashmere Whether you want to watch sports on the big screen, or dine out with your family, The Brickworks caters for everyone. The restaurant area is separate from the bar, split by the large fireplace and the large courtyard area is perfect for alfresco dining. From bar snacks to large main meals, the menu offers a wide selection, including the ever-popular bacon and sage rolled pork belly, or the 300gm ribeye steak. “The lemon pepper prawn and calamari salad with sweet chilli mayo is another well-loved dish,” Stevie says. “Also, our salt and pepper

is a firm favourite with locals.


he restaurant is well-known for its community focus and good hearty meals. “It's just a really friendly and comfortable environment for people of all ages,” Head Chef Stevie Wells says. “We offer good, hearty meals – the sort of dishes you would expect to find at a pub, but we do it really well. A fresh, tasty meal that fills you up, tastes great and is good value for money.”

squid on the bar snacks menu is so popular it's ridiculous – really nice and tender simple, but really, really good.” The Big Brickworks Burger is another favourite, consisting of a homemade beef patty; bacon; cheese; beer battered onion rings; beetroot relish; onion jam; salad and Stevie's special in-house burger sauce – a burger big enough to satisfy the largest of appetites. The Brickworks is located at 69 Centaurus Road. Phone 337 2227 for bookings.

ForFood Lovers

Memorys Restaurant is a boutique establishment with an emphasis on relaxed dining and small private functions.

Breakfast Served 10-11.30am Wed-Sun

Wonderful memories are of times shared, meals enjoyed and peaceful places. 227 Leeston Road Springston, Canterbury E: P: 03 329 5554

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

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

Open Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm Thurs-Sat 6.30pm-11pm

(bookings essential for evening service - minimum group booking of 8 required)

Breakfast, lunch or dinner by the seaside with incredible views Amazing menu Fresh daily Tuesday night Dessert & Coffee Special

Restaurant OPEN Tues - Thurs from 4pm Friday, Sat & Sun from 11am check our website for details

Now BYO 5

(Wine Only)






By the Pier, New Brighton P. (03) 388 4483 or (03) 388 4493 46 March 24, 2016 Metropol


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

Thursday 24 March

Friday 8 April

Friday 1 April

Darkroom: LAFIDKI plays electronica

The Twisted Hop: Half Rush presents

Churchills Live Music Venue: Villainy Dead

from 8pm

classic rock

Sight NZ Tour

Friday 25 March

Saturday 2 April

Wunderbar: The Raskolnikovs Record

Wunderbar: Delaney Davidson presents:

Release Tour

Manos Del Chango

Saturday 9 April

Strange & Co: Strange Behaviour with Manny Fresh/Bar DJs

from midnight

from 7.30pm

from 8pm

from 7.30pm from 9pm

Pegasus Arms Restaurant & Bar: Nick Lee

Woolston Club: Mainland Big Band with

Churchills Live Music Venue: Armed in


swinging sounds - from 7.30pm

Advance, Bakers Eddy and guests rock out

from 9pm

Engineers Bar: After Work Friday's Mike T

Becks Southern Alehouse: FratCity

every Friday (until 22.04.16)

Brotherhood covers tribute bands

from 4-9pm

from 9pm from

Cathedral Square: The Old Dogs play


rock, R&B, blues and pop

The Wave Bar: DJ D'vine (last chance!)

from 6.30-


from 8.30pm-1am

Saturday 26 March

Wednesday 6 April Becks Southern Alehouse: Open mic

Tuesday 29 March

night and jams


Monty Bevins

Blue Smoke: The Craic with De Staik! An evening of stories with an award-winning

from 8pm

Darkroom: Paquin Tour present dance, shoegaze and electro-pop

from 4pm

Horncastle Arena: The Stranglers with special guest Ed Kuepper

from 8pm

Saturday 16 April

Castrols Garage: James Kenyon and

Thursday 31 March


from 8pm

Thursday 7 April

from 7pm

Orion Powerhouse Gallery: Mathias Piano Man Concert

Friday 15 April

The Cotton Club: Bar DJs - from 7pm

The Turf Sports Bar: Quiz night (last

Monday 11 April

from 8pm

Mashina Lounge: Mashina presents DJ Mikael Wills

from 8pm

Winnie Bagoes City: Madcap + FuZen present: D Double E (Newham Generals, UK)

from 9pm

from 8pm

Beautiful people having a beautiful time at

S A LT B A R, C A F E & R E S TA U R A N T

Social Lounging at its finest

Salt Bar is a full service restaurant, cafe and bar featuring exquisite Japanese cuisine as well as a European-style brunch / lunch menu. We have open indoor and outdoor dining areas, with a more secluded upstairs restaurant dining area.

357 Colombo St, Sydenham P. 03 366 3338

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


Located next to the Hollywood Cinema in Sumner.

26a Marriner Street, Sumner Telephone (03) 326 4774 Metropol March 24, 2016 47


TANTALISING TASTEBUDS Bluff Oysters are an iconic New Zealand food that spoil the senses. A seasonal specialty, it would be fair to say they create a frenzy of excitement amongst oyster-lovers who are after a taste of something delicious.


ortunately for Christchurch this Bluff Oyster Season (March to June), the equally iconic Merivale Gourmet Seafood is feeling as ambitious as ever when it comes to satisfying the masses. Owner and operator Ivana Youn says the team works hard to partner with a number of suppliers to keep the delicious produce rolling in. “I think a lot of people head in to the supermarkets hoping they will always have them in stock, but many don't have enough stock to keep up with the demand! “We take pride in partnering with the suppliers that have the best possible produce. My partner, who also works in the business, used to work in a supermarket seafood department and has a great knowledge about the best ones to go for.” A lover of oysters herself, Ivana too knows the importance of sourcing and offering a premium product. “We offer our oysters by the dozen fresh in a pottle and we also offer them in a light batter. Getting the batter right is absolutely essential so you don't lose the flavour of the oyster.” To peruse the delicious selection of Merivale Gourmet Seafood produce including Bluff Oysters, visit the team at 233 Papanui Road, Merivale, or phone 355 6733.

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AN INDULGENT CULINARY SOIREE The last days of warmth can be the most precious. They are made to be savoured, with no better way than a long lunch and a glass of wine in the sunshine.


revinos Restaurant & Bar offers alfresco dining with Mediterranean and European flavours - take a seat in its sheltered outdoor dining area that captures the afternoon sun. Enjoy tastes from its extensive menu, from brunch through to evening dining. Part owners of Trevinos, David and Naomi Fuller, brought back fresh ideas for the menu after their recent trip to Europe, including house favourite, Lamb Kleftiko - slow cooked lamb in a clay pot with peppers, potatoes and shallots and topped with crumbed feta. There is something for everyone - think avocado smash with poached eggs served on lightly toasted brioche, with cream cheese and bacon, or smoked salmon for brunch. For lunch, try Gamba al Ajillo sautéed prawns or a shared meso platter. Team your meal with one of the great selections of local wine. Trevinos specialises in functions of all sizes, from a conference or seminar and trade displays, to a cocktail party or special event. It offers an array of catering options to suit your needs, as well as easy parking and a central location to the city and AMI Stadium. Trevinos Restaurant & Bar, located at the corner of Riccarton Road and Mona Vale Avenue, is open daily from 8am to 1am. For more information, phone 343 5378, or make your reservation online at

Alfresco dining with Mediterranean and European flavours.


on being the most delicious café in the World…

A name synonymous in Christchurch’s top dining circles. Traditional and Teppan-Yaki menus Three of the original Japanese chefs ex Crown Plaza Hotel Opposite the Casino

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

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

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

53 Victoria Street PH 365 7799


Historic Oaks Homestead Functions and events Accommodation Dining

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

CNR Main West Coast Rd & Clintons Rd, Darfield, Ph: 03 318 7686 Metropol March 24, 2016 49


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SATIATING LOVERS OF COFFEE Over the past 12 months, coffee unlike Christchurch knows it has been brewing in Addington. Little Merchants appreciates coffee in its simplest forms, savouring the flavours that come from beans grown in countries across the world.


ittle Merchants has a close relationship with local micro-roasters, Coffee Embassy, and its café at the same premises, Café Lumes. Coffee Embassy supplies all the beans for Little Merchants, with operator James working with the team on bean selection, development of espresso blends and brewing recipes. James can talk for hours on the finer details of coffee - the unique flavour that each type of bean brings depends on its location and vintage. James' experience and knowledge flows from the development process into the cups of coffee that he, and team, Chiara and Misa, make every day. James' pick of the moment is single origin El

Chollo from Honduras, with notes of sweet, juicy, red apple and plums, and natural sugarcane sweetness. “The whole point is to have it as is – to appreciate it for what it is,” James says. “It's about keeping the coffee simple whether it is a hot or iced espresso, a cold brew or filter, as well as Kiwi favourites, the latte and flat white.” Little Merchants makes great, simple food to go with its coffee – fresh wraps, sandwiches and salads supplied by Café Lumes, sweet treats from Pure Café, and toast with a range of tasty toppings. Visit Little Merchants on Facebook and Instagram, or pop in for a new coffee taste at 18 Bernard Street, Addington.

Simplydelicious... Fendalton’s Favourite Café MODERN JAPANESE DINING IN CHRISTCHURCH

For enjoyable experience, excellent fresh food, coffee and service

Gluten Free options abound Fresh Home-made baking Underground Coffee Fully Licensed RICCARTON 85 Riccarton Road 03-3416608 RICCARTON@TEPPANYAKI.CO.NZ FERRYMEAD 2 Waterman Place Ferrymead P. 348 5644 FERRYMEAD@TEPPANYAKI.CO.NZ

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

LITTLE MERCHANTS Specialty coffee 18 Bernard St, Addington Phone 03-338 5700

Fendalton Village Mall Cnr Ilam & Clyde Rd Ph. 351 4414 Open 7 days Mon-Fri: 7:30-4:30pm Sat-Sun: 8:30-4:30pm

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

North Hagley Park Between Hagley Golf Club & Victoria Lake

Phone 03 365 3010

DINING GUIDE Airport & Wigram


SPECTATORS 7 day Bar & Bistro

It's all about the food!

New Menu & Easter Weekend

Every day we grill and roast our meats, chop our salsas and fry up our tortilla chips to bring you the fresh avours of Mexico, Cali-style! Fully licensed, open 10am-9pm Monday to Sunday. Check out the menu and order online

Our new menus for Autumn are now available! With options including French toast, Spec's very tomato risotto, slow cooked tender lamb shank and new grill options, you will be spoilt for choice. Easter Weekend Opening Hours: Open: 26 March (Easter Saturday) from 3pm til late for the races. Closed: 25 (Good Friday), 27 (Easter Sunday) and 28 March (Easter Monday). Regular Opening Hours: Monday - 7.30am til 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday – 7.30am til late Saturday & Sunday – 11am til late 65 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington Raceway

7 days bar & bistro located at Addington Raceway

Phone (03) 339 7915



SOUL FOOD IN A COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE Tom and Paul are as passionate about people as they are about food. A huge dine-in or take-out selection including.. Pies with vegan options Mince on toast - Home-made Ice cream. All food is made on the premises including roasting of meats. Catering specializing in hot and cold nger food.

Spitre Square, Christchurch Airport 5, 544 Memorial Ave 03 974 1084

Wigram Skies, 96 The Runway 03 974 9279

Everything for your special moments is at Caesars...Cocktails, Music, complimentary nibbles & fabulous food - 2 x Main Meals for $40* Fridays *special conditions apply

Your Saturday morning delight New menu. Brunch from 9am, Lunch 11.30 – 4pm Healthy Options See our website for our weekly promotions and specials. Something for everyone OPEN DAILY Lunch 11am-4pm & Dinner from 4pm

Northwood Supa Centre 548 Main North Road

St Albans



TERRACE DOWNS RESORT Enjoy a delicious meal in a rustically luxurious clubhouse with spectacular views. Cafe Open Daily: 8.00am - 6.00pm Lunch Menu 11:30am - 3pm Hunter’s Reastaurant from 6pm Make your Sunday extra special and join us for our Sunday Buffet, every week from 12:30pm

St Albans most loved community café, offering it's award winning No 1 fair trade organic coffee, specializing in homemade sweets and savouries incl gluten free/dairy free wares, all day brunch menu and featuring indoor/ outdoor dining, kids area and free baby chinos. Sponsor of Suspended Coffee initiative.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT 10% ON PRESENTATION OF THIS ADVERT (Max discount $25 - Expiry 24/4/16)

Home Made Happiness

Phone 03 389 1195

Seize the moment at Caesars

Phone: (03) 323 5420

Open Monday - Friday 6am to 4pm 390 Ferry Road - opposite the Powerboat Centre Phone 03 389 1195 or 027 531 0253

Claudes Kitchen


623 Coleridge Road, Windwhistle Only one hour drive from Christchurch Airport. Phone: (03) 318 6943


Opening Hours: Open 7 days a week (closed statutory holidays) Mon-Fri 7.30am-4pm, Saturday 9am-4pm Sunday 9am-3pm

670 Barbados Street Phone (03) 385 8670


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


Open Monday - Thursday 11am to 12am, Friday & Saturday 11am - 1am and Sunday 11am to 10pm 69 Centaurus Road Cashmere



brick works

Phone (03) 337 2227



SAVOIRE Café of Bishopdale Brunch favourites like Eggs Benedict, Eggs Atlantic and French Toast. Mufns and Scones, freshly baked on the premises every day.

Spend $15 and get 15% discount Bring in METROPOL advert to receive this discount Fancy a delicious light meal in our sunny, sheltered courtyard? Or perhaps just drop in for a refreshing coffee and cake. Small or large groups welcome for breakfast, brunch or lunch – pre-order to save time.

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

THE EARLYBIRD CATCHES THE DINNER DEAL! Book the rst table of the night at participating Christchurch restaurants and you'll get 50% OFF the FOOD BILL for 2 to 4 DINERS! Choose from 27 fantastic Christchurch restaurants. Use promo code METROPOL to get $5 FREE CREDIT!*

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

333 Harewood Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch Phone (03) 360 0996 City

Stellar Restaurant Riccarton You'll be over the moon about Stellar Top class dining for great prices, using local fresh ingredients, dish price is range from $10 to $28. Specials on every day, Stellar Grills Set shown in the picture above ONLY $59 for 2 people (value of $118). Private function rooms - with catering - no hire fee - great parking out the back.

Opening Hours: Breakfast and lunch 9am to 2.30pm Dinner 5.30 till later

Open Tuesday to Sunday Level 1, 235 Riccarton Road Reservations Phone : 03 3456 888 52 March 24, 2016 Metropol

Treat yourself with the new menu of our decadent High Tea for only $20pp! Indulge in three tiers of handmade delights served with coffee or loose leaf tea.

30 Victoria St, Christchurch Phone: (03) 372 8892

R20 Venue





Cafe / Bar

Lifes A Beach... Enjoy a casual dining experience, while watching the surfers, SuPs, seagulls and swimmers.

Open daily for Breakfast & Lunch

Open late for Friday night Tapas

147 Esplanade Clock Tower End Sumner Ph. 03 326 7923 Fully Licensed

Waimairi/North Beach

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

Beach Café 16a Beach Road, Waimairi Beach Hours: Open 7 Days: 9am - 4pm

Phone: 03 382 8599



Always fresh, always tasty... Whatever the occasion, your tastebuds are in for a treat! We pride ourselves on serving up mouthwatering meals throughout the day and into the evening. Come & enjoy this dining experience that every visit is a special occasion.

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

FUSION @ THE ASIATIQUE SYDENHAM Malaysian Nonya and Thai foods at its best. Set your taste buds to “bam”! when dining at Sydenham’s latest. A killer mix of delectable taste sensations from Malaysia, Peranakan and Thai Street foods. Watch out for our new Menu on scrumptious Malaysian Street food mid April and our upcoming ‘Foodlovers’ Culinary tour to Thailand and Laos.

Available for functions Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Facebook Fusion at The Asiatique

To follow updates on cooking classes follow us on Facebook

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

50 Wordsworth St

Phone: (03) 355 5299

Phone: (03) 365 0163

just off Colombo Sydenham FULLY LICENSED



‘Spagetti Marinara’


Homemade tomato sauce, tossed with shrimp, squid, clams & mussels

Grab a confiden al table and delicious food and do business. Breakfast, lunch, morning and a ernoon teas. This Café is very spacious compared to most and has mul areas indoors and out including a professional air condi oned boardroom facility for hire. On and off premises catering - Fully Licensed, Wi fi and great parking Happy Hour on Friday from 4 to 6:30 for all beers and house wine for $6.oo and Free bar snack with purchase of $20 beers or wine.

Trevinos Restaurant & Bar offer alfresco dining with Mediterranean and European flavours - take a seat in their sheltered outdoor dining area that captures the afternoon sun, and enjoy tastes from their expansive menu from brunch through to evening dining.

Join us on Facebook Cnr Riccarton Rd & Monavale Ave Phone: 03 343 5378






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EMBRACING JUXTAPOSITION It's a quite an art transforming a house into a home. This is especially the case in a post-quake city such as ours where many farewell decades of family history and roll out the welcome mat for pristine new builds. By Majka Kaiser


triking the balance between old and new, and guarding against the generic 'show home' look takes some work. With a few helpful guidelines, you too can create a retreat from the world that is modern yet pays homage to history and reflects your unique Various elements in different styles have been used here to create a balanced, cohesive and characterful living space. Renaissance-style wallpaper has been given the digital treatment, melding effortlessly with the modern take on the traditional Louis Chair and is offset by contemporary coffee tables to balance out the old-world vibe. BORÅSTAPETER

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personal style. The ultimate interior design trap to avoid is furnishing your home entirely with the same style of furniture. For example, if you have a particular penchant for 18th century antique furniture, then exercising some restraint will help to prevent your home looking like a Jane Austin film set. Instead, consider mixing and matching

different eras of furniture – although, don't mix things up too much, or you may find your space resembles a chaotic junk shop. Instead, use accent pieces that juxtapose with pieces from other eras. Whether it's a cutting-edge contemporary design, ornate French antiques or mid-century retro; curating a careful mix of these looks will infuse your home with style, character and charm, no matter how new it is.



By Kate Pierson

Whether you consider yourself an amateur or Mother Nature incarnate, plant perfection is yours for the taking this autumn.


rom Aloe to Spider Plants, Anthuriums to Peace Lilies, there are more options for your home than you can shake a stick at. A bold or subtle statement to light up your environment, indoor plants can provide a splash of warmth and vibrancy to a room dressed with neutrals, or add even more energy to a room that embraces a kaleidoscope of colours. Experiment with a row of contrasting indoor plants along your window-sills, or build planter boxes onto your wall for a look that is outside the square. A tall, elegant plant looks divine against a plain backdrop – even better if it's a brick one. Sharpen your décor up with a sizeable cactus and in the same room, pair this organic look with a geometric rug; roughened-up leather couch in chocolate brown; a wooden chair dressed in a sheep rug; candles in old jars. Get the drift? If you work from home, dress up your desk area with some plants – they'll be your saving grace on days when you hit a lull and need a bit of colour in your life.

Don't be bashful when it comes to seeking advice on what will work best in the room you'd like to dress up – an interior designer or garden centre will have infinite wisdom on what will work and what won't.

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FOR EVERYONE Art Metro welcomes a new tutor, Nelson artist Leanne Addison, who has relocated to Christchurch to join the team. With a background in commercial art and a personal penchant for surrealism, Leanne is looking forward to sharing her artistic experience and guiding others through the creative process to unleash their inner artist.


hrough Leanne's free-flow teaching style, students will discover what inspires them and where their own talents lie within an environment that encourages experimentation and fun. The next series of adult art classes begins on 4 April and runs until 3 June. A wide variety of classes are available for beginners to more experienced art lovers. Choose from painting with oils and acrylics; drawing; sketching; working with pastels and watercolour, or abstract painting. The timetable offers three to four different times throughout the day and night from Monday to Friday to suit all age groups and lifestyles.

Students will discover what inspires them and where their own talents lie.

From term two there will be two additional Saturday morning mixed media art classes available for adults and children. Classes begin at 9am for children and 11am for adults. Book in now for the children's holiday programme, which begins on 18 April, or sign up for a full nine-week term for the children's weekly afternoon classes at just $22 per class. Unleash your inner artist; pop in to Art Metro at 465 Papanui Road to sign up for a class, or enjoy a coffee in its café. Visit to find more information on course dates, timetables, upcoming events and exhibitions.

Let our tutors help you be the artist you've always wanted to be! That's what we do! The Art Metro Art School (& Café) offers tuition in: Abstract; Children's classes; Drawing & Sketching; Impressionism; Oils & Acrylics; Pastels & Watercolours; Beginner and Advanced…

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ose gold is nally being pushed o its stylish perch this season with gold taking front and centre stage. But where to go for on-trend, stunning, contemporary jewellery in every shade of extraordinary? Token gift shop is the very beautiful answer to that question. Token is justly proud of its glorious selection. From Stilen's exquisite range which has recently received a facelift, to design goddesses like Lindi Kingi. Owner and buyer Eliza Rattray says, We also have gorgeous pieces from Stella + Gemma (inspired by NYC); Australian brand Jolie and Deen who specialise in very ne, modern pieces; Antler, who also creates divine wraps and scarves, and Wewood an environmentally conscious designer who plants a tree for every gorgeous wooden watch bought. To peruse the stunning options visit Eliza at Avonhead Mall.

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here's a trend that's been rearing its head for some time now – the stag head, or 'deer décor' as it's been dubbed. From faux taxidermy to the cardboard kind, the stag is a stylistic sensation for sure. Hand-in-hand with the type of interior design that promotes earthy tones, rustic and organic fixtures and furnishings, and a nod to all of the wonders of Mother Nature; deer décor is the 'go to' look for a bare wall that needs a strong statement piece. You can have the full shebang, or just go for the antlers. Shop around to score the most cost-effective interpretation of this trend. Judging by its ongoing popularity, it shows no sign of dropping off the style radar any time soon.

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DECADENT DESIGNS, DREAM HOMES With a life-long passion for renovating historic homesteads and designing the interiors of contemporary homes, Georgina Hopman is combining her valuable knowledge and training to bring a new interior design experience to Colombo Street – White Room Interiors.


parked by an encounter with an “exquisite bath towel” while on her summer holiday in Queenstown, Georgina considered the possibility of opening her own interior design store. “I'd never seen anything like that in Christchurch, which got me thinking. That was on New Year's Day, and within just a few weeks, I'd opened the doors to White Room Interiors,” Georgina explains. Offering a full interior design, styling, and upholstery service, White Room Interiors has a carefully curated range of international and locally designed textiles, furniture, lighting and homewares to transform your home. Global brands include New York's luxury homeware brand, Ralph Lauren; classic and contemporary wallpapers from renowned Swedish wallpaper specialist, Boråstapeter; stylish French wallpapers from Élitis; bold, bright textiles from London's Designers Guild, and classic Swedish furniture makers, Artwood, who are joined by French Country Collections. Drawing on her in-house selection of quality furniture and homeware together with White Room Interiors' unlimited access to a vast collection of wallpaper and textile libraries, Georgina works closely with a small team of interior experts to bring your vision to life. A one-stop destination for the perfect gift for the Bride and Groom, create your wedding registry instore at 922 Colombo Street, or peruse the ever-growing gift products online at

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hether it is your living room or laundry; kitchen or bathroom; garage or home office, all of these areas demand clever storage solutions for a clutter-free home. Using the latest Computer Aided Design (CAD) software programmes, the experienced team of design professionals at Beyond Storage specialises in creating local and tailor-made storage systems

using high-quality German hardware technology that offers the ultimate functionality and sophistication. A common mistake owner Monty McKeefry has seen all too often is when people who are building or renovating leave storage to the last minute. “We strongly advise considering storage solutions as early on in the planning process as possible, as it's much more

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By Majka Kaiser

Mixing and matching patterns can often be challenging, but with these helpful hints you will soon welcome them into your home with confidence.


etermining your colour palette is the first step when deciding what kind of patterns should grace your walls, window treatments, upholstery and other soft furnishings. Look to your existing furniture, art and textiles for guidance and inspiration, or scour the pages of interior design magazines and design blogs to see how they use patterns successfully. Choose colours that will complement or work effectively in contrast with what you already have and experiment from there. For example, furniture and other decorative elements in paler shades will look most striking against a backdrop of complementary hues or contrasting colours, and visa versa. Create balance when mixing and matching patterns by using a variety of scales. Large scale patterns can work well with smaller scale prints as long as they are within the same colour family. Choose a dominant print for a statement wall and then a more delicate print for accent textiles. The safest bet if you are not yet confident with colour matching is to combine a coloured pattern with white. As long as your furniture is in neutral colours, you have a great foundation from which you can then layer with less busy patterns like stripes or polka dots in your soft furnishings. Bear in mind that when mixing patterns of similar hues, they need to be either warm or cool tones to create harmony instead of dissonance.




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A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN Established by Tom and Penny Leighs in 1998, Potteryworld is still a family business now, owned land. the South Is of pottery in e ng ra t es The larg

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ith a reputation for having the largest range of pottery in the South Island, Potteryworld imports a huge variety of terracotta troughs, bowls and squat pots, stone outdoor furniture, and glazed pottery urns as well as planters, pots and vases in an array of di erent colours, shapes and sizes, from China, the Philippines, Vietnam and Italy. Well-known for its range of large statement pots and urns, Potteryworld also o ers the largest range of indoor and

outdoor Yuccas in the South Island, from one foot up to ve feet. All of this alongside a range of traditional fountains and modern, custom-made water features to complement your landscape design and add that all-important focal point to your outdoor area. Recently relocating to Sawyers Arms Road in the New Year, it shares its new home with The Little Big Tree Company, which Mark Leighs says creates the perfect synergy with Potteryworld. It's a match made in heaven, Leighs

says. It's so convenient that customers can nd all their planting and outdoor potting and decor needs with these complementary businesses sitting side by side. Open seven days, visit Mark Leighs and his friendly and knowledgeable team at the new Potteryworld location at 489 Sawyers Arms Road, only minutes from their previous location in Harewood. You will nd a wealth of inspiration and expert advice to help you create your ultimate outdoor oasis.

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FEELING HOT, HOT, HOT We know you would have spent your summer primping and preening your garden to perfection (at the very least in your head), so with the cooler nights approaching, we thought you may want a very toasty excuse for enjoying your hard work a little bit longer.


he chiminea is a savvy solution for the nippier nights true, it's not a totally revolutionary concept, but it can be a bold, beautiful statement for your garden and a brilliant practicality all rolled into one. Shopping around you will nd more options than you know what to do with from small right through to super-sized, chiminea come in multiple forms including globe-shaped and square, which are our personal favourites. Whether you're spending an evening outside dining with family, or hosting an all-out soiree with friends, the chiminea o ers a classy touch to your environment. If you'd like to create some serious ambience, position the chiminea in the centre of some delicious outdoor décor think gorgeous wooden furniture, a swing chair, handsome pots with native plants, and some tree/ground lanterns for the perfect nishing touch.

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BULBS - PLANT AND PLAN AHEAD Note to self from last spring – “Plant more, lots more, bulbs next autumn”.


hen the first daffodils appear in late August, we all wish we'd been more proactive. Spring bulbs are unbeatable for colour, picking, and in many cases, a strong scent. Mostly importantly, they are unbeatable for lifting our spirits after the long, cold months of winter. The key ingredients to success with bulbs are well-composted rich soil with reasonable drainage, regular feeding, and leaving the foliage to die right down after flowering – this allows the bulbs to make enough food to store for both their long dormant season and the next season's flowering. Right now is the time to check out the huge range of spring bulbs at Terra Viva; not only does it stock large-grade top quality spring bulbs, but it has the biggest range you'll find

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have worked with high-end clients and understand clients' needs. I try to offer the best service and use my sales knowledge and passion for detail to achieve the best outcome in home selling. “Preparing a property for sale is so important everything needs to look good, smell good and be a pleasure to walk into. “One of my concerns is from a dog-owner point of view. I think it is important that sellers who are pet owners know how to cope with animals during the marketing of the property, open homes and moving - it can be an anxious period for pets too.” Milena also recommends an exterior appraisal of the property to maximise lawns and gardens, and to promote odourless interiors with less disruption, as well as minimising the signs of their presence; after all, not all house-hunters are animal lovers. Milena is excited about her new career change and has a clear understanding of the selling process to explain to clients. “At the moment it is a sellers' market, good properties are scarce. I recommend house-hunters work closely with an agent wherever possible. I try and listen to their needs so I can try to find the right property match and look beyond their recommendations.” You can phone Milena on 027 917 5191 or email her at

Milena Bartlett, a Licensed Sales Consultant at Harcourts Real Estate, knows about style and looking after clients. She worked for Mercedes Benz and Louis Vuitton for ten years before moving into the realms of real estate.




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NATURAL AESTHETICS Combining ancient technology with modern construction practices is challenging at the best of times. This is due to many of the old construction practices not being suited to current engineering strategies and today's style of architecture.


he new, natural, material range at Rockcote draws inspiration from nature to provide beautiful interior and exterior finishes that are both health-conscious and environmentally friendly. With increasing awareness of eco-building techniques, and the desire to make our homes healthier, the benefits of using traditional natural renders and paints are worth considering both at home and work. “Product is made up of natural clay materials and natural limes combined with ancient skills and building practices to create unique, appealing, natural interior,” Manager Mike Olds explains. “The breathable renders and finishes can be used on a wide variety of wall surfaces, including plaster, and over a range of prepared substrates including new or existing brickwork; cement sheeting; plasterboard; even concrete surfaces, with stunning results.” The range of decorative finishes creates limitless possibilities

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rom an architectural perspective, apartment living is about blending the convenience of central amenities with the expectations of a typical suburban home. Bringing the two together can be a challenge. With a high level of off-site amenity comes another layer of complexities - the most notable being a 'compromised' form of privacy, as with apartment living comes shared spaces. In their simplest form they are corridors, stairwells and elevators, yet can be as functional and large as laundries, storage areas, gyms, pools and the proximity of neighbours. These are spaces that see residents cross paths, interact and engage with one another on a daily basis. A level of social

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As the designer of The Verve Apartments on Peterborough Street, architect Cymon Allfrey explains why our thinking needs to change when it comes to inner city living. interaction not seen in suburbia and one that Kiwis seem yet to embrace. I question why it is that overseas these larger communal areas and facilities are an everyday expectation in such buildings, yet in our local market there is still the perception that apartment living should be a condensed version of a suburban home. We need to learn to live differently in order to embrace this evolution of living. Consider how we live during the summer at the holiday home. The degree of amenity that we require changes, as our needs are more closely related to entertaining and relaxed day-to-day living, rather than gardening, home maintenance and domestic storage needs. We live and function with simple efficiency. That is not

to say that we don't require the luxurious touches of high-end living, but that as our living environment changes - as long as our biological needs are met - we are able to live and function efficiently, often within a confined space. We need to apply this ability to adapt, in order to allow us to successfully occupy the city. By doing so, we will be more able to successfully embrace this collective style of living rather than squish the quarter acre Kiwi dream into a multi-storey building. A Liveable City, the residential chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan, puts forward visions and objectives for central city living. It recognises that 'successful cities need attractive central


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city neighbourhoods, with diverse communities to support business growth and development, and bring life to the city centre'. Put simply, a vibrant and busy central city needs the support of people living there. Pre-quake, there had been a real drive to bring people into Christchurch city, energising our central area through people. Five years on, the amenities of our city are back and we are now moving into a new phase of development and recovery, as inner-city living emerges once again. Developments such as the Margaret Mahy Playground; the re-establishment of art galleries; shops; restaurants and the desirability of close proximity to Hagley Park, all encourage central living. And also oer a range of enjoyment and amenity not found in suburbia.




The Christchurch City Council estimated there would be 20,000 people living within the four avenues by 2020: a goal that is well on its way to being achieved with a number of large developments coming onto the market. From high-end luxury apartments, to single bedroom units, the market for multi-unit dwellings ensures this


style of living is available to all. The centre of Christchurch will be a highly desirable place to live for those who seek an urban lifestyle. All we need to do is cross the bridge and change our thinking to enable us to successfully live in, and occupy, this exciting central space.

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TRENDY, TIMELESS TILES Situated at the back of 295 Blenheim Road is the Exquisite Tiles showroom, light filled and spacious. It combines excellent staff with a wide range of tile choices to help make the job pleasurable.


ith more than 15 years industry experience, this family owned business ticks all the boxes. The downstairs showroom is bathed in natural light and is the perfect place to display the wide range of tiles and laminates. Upstairs is the design area, with plenty of room to spread out plans and talk to the in-house experts about all your flooring needs. “The point of difference we offer is the complete service. We do onsite measures, meet clients and contract the tiler. All you have to do is choose the tiles,” Manager Jayden Moore says. “We have partnered with Oakley bath fittings and Winstone Glass to set up four bathroom displays which are user-friendly and help people define their choices. “We pride ourselves on our service and our expertise. We keep up with current trends and try and take the hard work out of the installation process.” Having worked in the industry for years, flooring consultants Karen and Michele are both experts in installation and interior design and are ready to advise clients.

Flooring consultants Karen and Michele are both experts in installation and interior design.

This 1-3 April, Exquisite Tiles will be at the 2016 Home Show at the Horncastle Arena with a huge range of the latest tile trends and timber laminate flooring. This is well-worth checking out for home enthusiasts! Exquisite Tiles is at 295 Blenheim Road in Riccarton, open Monday to Friday 10am-12.30pm. Phone the team on 348 3285 or go to

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It was an international aair at Brymac Tiles on Wednesday 2 March, with the team celebrating the arrival of a trusted Italian supplier sharing new tile trends via a product launch. With innovation right at the heart of the range, attending architects and designers were introduced to new sizes, patterns, textures and styles.

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When it comes to home decorating, current trends are many and varied. From digital-free living rooms to elaborate bathrooms, here are five trends that are predicted to be big this year.

Modern, matte appliances Black stainless steel is set to become the new ‘steel of choice’ when it comes to kitchen appliances. The upcoming trend offers a softer and sleeker alternative to the industrial look of conventional stainless steel. Matte and modern, the smudge and fingerprint resistance factor is a welcome point of difference. Tech-less living rooms With so much screen time during the day, more families are opting for unplugged family rooms. Digital-free living rooms can look really smart. Instead of placing a large TV as the focal point, how about arranging furniture to put the fireplace centre stage instead? Sustainability remains King This year is about handmade products, furnishings and art. People are caring more and more about where the items in their home come from, and are mixing new sustainable with old upcycled materials. Shades of grey Grey is a big colour trend for 2016 – especially deep gunmetal hues. Offering a calm and collected look, nothing is more chic than a dark grey room, enhanced with pops of accent colour to enliven things. Bigger bathrooms Turning the sterile, functional bathroom space into something more extravagant is now in vogue. Feature walls, graphic tiling and elaborate chandeliers make bathrooms feel more like luxe living spaces.

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Entries are now open for the 2016 Canterbury Heritage Awards, with six categories to reect Canterbury's heritage landscape.


he biennial Canterbury Heritage Awards recognise excellence in heritage retention and conservation in both the public and private sector. The awards are open to any organisation, project or individual that recognises excellence in heritage retention, heritage tourism and future heritage in the wider community. Applicants can enter six dierent categories; domestic saved and restored, public realm saved and restored, heritage tourism, future heritage for new builds, outstanding contribution to heritage and seismic. Winners of each category receive a trophy from prominent New Zealand sculptor Neil Dawson, and compete for the overall Supreme Award. Past supreme winners include Trinity

The Awards recognise excellence in heritage retention and conservation in both the public and private sector. Congregational Church and Christ's College's Harper and Julius Houses. Doctor Anna Crighton will chair the judging this year alongside a panel of industry professionals. The 2016 Heritage Awards Ceremony will be held in the Great Hall at the Christchurch Arts Centre on 9 June, and will be the ďŹ rst event there since its restoration. There will also be a ticketed

lecture night with Architect and Heritage Consultant Peter Lovell and Architect Alec Bruce speaking. Entry forms for the Canterbury Heritage Awards can be downloaded at and close on 5 April. Organisations and projects that have entered in the past are welcome to do so again this year.

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When incorporating metallic into your décor, it's important to remember there

Metallics bring a touch

is an art to striking the right balance.

of sophistication and glamour to any home.


here is always some version of gold, silver, bronze or copper ontrend at any given moment. While copper became the metallic of choice in 2015, this year our affections may turn back to the timeless tones, gold and silver. With that said, the flexibility to 'mix and match' is what sets the trend apart this year – so don't be afraid to make one type of metal dominant in your home while using other types for a smaller accent role. Gold tones and brass warm up a space, while reflective colours like silver bounce light around a room.

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Using a few well-chosen pieces – even a lampshade for a pop - creates an elegant and affluent look. When incorporating metallic into your décor, it's important to remember there is an art to striking the right balance. A good tip to keep in mind is that mixing metallics with natural elements softens the metals and keeps them from looking overdone. Metals look gorgeous with natural fibres, like wood, and create a wonderful balance. The best way to choose the right metallic for your home is to buy what you love. Don't buy something just because it's 'on trend'. Go with what you really love, and you'll avoid disappointment.


Bold baths By Kate Pierson

'Tis the season to start getting cosy. The cooler temperatures are the perfect excuse to pick some 'completely justifiable' (cough, cough) fixtures for your abode that up your aesthetic game.


ake a bold bath as an apt example – it's a practicality, sure, but in equal measure, it's that beautiful statement your tired bathroom has been begging for. In this issue, we've already shared our fixation on metallic for this season with you, and this is certainly a trend you can warm up to when tarting up your tub. Think a grand, free-standing copper bath in an otherwise fairly neutral space. There are many shops online and in the bricksand-mortar realms that will spoil you for choice when it comes to free-standing baths, with the freedom to have feet or flat to the floor. While minimalists may prefer straight or curvaceous lines, the feet are where you can really make a statement – check out our example for major bathtub envy.

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AWARD-WINNING DREAM TEAM Three years running, Dream Doors Christchurch has been awarded the top accolade amongst ten nationwide franchises – Dream Doors New Zealand Franchisee of the Year.


s an industry leader in kitchen facelifts, Dream Doors has a solid reputation for delivering innovative, stylish and affordable kitchen solutions. Christchurch husband and wife team, Adrian and Tammy Kay, have now been in business for four years. They have won the premier award for three consecutive years, which they say is testament to the consistency of quality and customer service they aspire to. The hub of the modern home - good kitchen design - is where functionality and style meet. Offering cost-effective, yet dramatic kitchen 'facelifts' to instantly revive tired and outdated kitchens, through to complete redesign and rebuild packages, Adrian and Tammy offer

Tammy and Adrian guidance and expert advice from conception to completion. Adrian designs all kitchens in close collaboration with clients' needs and liaises with a reliable team of top tradesmen and commercial suppliers to manage every aspect of a kitchen project to bring vision to reality. Dream Doors is justly proud of having its own team of installers too meaning no work is sub-contracted out and each and every project undertaken receives the same dedication and quality assurance clients rightly deserve.

All joinery is manufactured locally, so tailor-made solutions can be designed to meet your individual needs, while maximising budget, space and visual impact. Benefit from discounted rates with a wide range of appliances and white ware, from top international brands such as Electrolux; Fisher & Paykel; Mitsubishi and Whirlpool. Phone Adrian or Tammy today on 338 1081, or visit and search (Contacts /Christchurch) for further information. See the Facebook page under 'Dream Doors Christchurch' for inspiration and special offers.



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Driving the dream Audi R8 By Nicholas Henare

There is a new contender in the ring and it's ready to clash with the big boys. The all-new Audi R8 V10 Plus.


he arrival of the new R8 coincides with the launch of Audi Sport as a brand within a brand for Audi internationally. The motorsport heritage of the four rings is nothing short of legendary, so let's say it certainly piqued my interest. I was fortunate enough to take a quick look and an even quicker drive before the official launch in New Zealand at the end of March, courtesy of Archibalds Audi. The new R8 features a huge soundtrack, exceptional driving technology, and class-leading LED laser headlights taken directly from its Le Mans race cars. Billed as the most powerful and fastest production Audi yet, this vehicle isn't just good on the eye; it lives up to the brief. Putting it through its paces was fun work. Going fast is one thing, but the huge ceramic brakes make stopping equally as impressive.

This vehicle isn't just good on the eye; it lives up to the brief. Audi claims it is the closest thing to a race car it's ever built for the road and it certainly feels like it. The supple leather interior, trimmed in brushed aluminium and matte carbon fibre is clean and uncluttered. The shape, the feel and even the smell of the interior is a highlight of the experience and the refinement is second-to-none; definitely not a bad place to be for the morning commute. Its solid feel in cornering; its speed; its refinement and its damn right sex appeal make it a beast of a car to drive. I made some good friends in fellow motor aficionados and our love of style, power and speed were most definitely satiated


by the R8. Yes, it has the ability on the track, but it would also be a pleasure to drive on the Christchurch roads on a day-to-day basis. I would love to wake each day with the anticipation of driving it. When you see it, you'll appreciate its grace. Audi set out to raise the bar with the new R8 and it looks as if it's completely changed the game. Whether you're an aspiring racer or an everyday driver, it's as simple as adjusting your seat, buckling in, pushing the start button and you're off. A dream to drive, a dream to look at, but a very real machine. Metropol March 24, 2016 77


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expect from a car of this size. You won't be doing that on your trip to Tekapo, but isn't it good to know that, if needed, this type of handling is at your fingertips? According to Dean Sheed, Audi New Zealand General Manager, “New Zealanders' love of Audi Sport Models and passion for performance has seen us achieve the number one position for percentage of R and RS sales worldwide.” With models tailored for every driver across the Audi Sport range, it's easy to see why.

Sleek lines, a monstrous engine, refined driving, and an extensive options list, make this a feast for the senses. It looks sleek and refined for a “station wagon”, but underneath, like Clark Kent, it's a 'Superman' of a vehicle. The hardest thing with this car is we don't have enough road to flex its muscles. But if its comfort, power and style that you're after every day, it's got to be the Audi RS 6 Performance. Head in to Archibalds on Tuam Street to experience it for yourself.



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In the words of Billy Joel, this may “win your hearts”. Entertaining is part of the real joy of owning this home as our current owners will confirm. Ultra-modern luxury combined with meless classic architecture in a premier loca on, creates a winning lifestyle for busy professionals or families. Designed by the master of enduring architecture, Don Donnithorne, this large and luxurious home is as impressive and desirable now as it was when it took out the Christchurch House of the Year in 1970. An impressive and lengthy list of features combined with a remarkable a en on to detail and quality of finish over 450 square metres set in 1155 square metres of land. With double bedrooms partnered with well-appointed bathrooms both upstairs and down there’s a flexibility of living that ensures a future-proofed home here. A well-specified kitchen designed by Davinia Su on is backed by a scullery. Sun filled north-facing living areas open to the magnificent grounds which feature a large in ground heated pool and expansive entertaining areas which include a raised folly and an al fresco dining area with a fire. This is a true oasis in an eclec c, some mes hec c, suburb, so desirable and sought a er. Donnithorne’s work at its best me culously designed, planned and executed. Our owner’s recent property acquisi ons call for a definite sale.

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