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22 CHRISTCHURCH AND CANTERBURY’S PREMIER LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE Style is something unique to each of us. Celebrating the diversity life offers within Christchurch – a city of constant reinvention, opportunity and vibrancy. Style explores the fabric of our homes, our community and our spirit, both individually and collectively.



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15 HOME Building Your Dream Home 16 COVET ME Objects of Desire 28 SHOW HOMES 34 LANDSCAPING Perennial New Wave

24 COVER ‘Avant Garde’. Hair, Make-up and Photography by Georgina Bell, Design & Arts College, Christchurch.

40 FASHION Cup Week Fever & Summer Style 45 BEAUTY Preparation for Party Season 49 HEALTH Reclaim Your Life with Dr Libby & Win! 50 IN PROFILE Westpac Rescue Mission 54 TASTE Christchurch Dining Hotspots Cocktails & Passionfruit Meringues 62 WIN WITH STYLE 64 MOTORING Honda HR-V Sport



Colours of the month

1. Carefree 2. Emerge 3. Clockwork Orange View these colours and more at your local Resene ColorShop.

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Our contemporary High Tea gives a modern twist to a traditional delight. Enjoy our weekly changing menu of tea and food pairings and a large selection of teas and tea cocktails served in not-so-dainty sized cups. Every Sunday, 1 till 3.30pm Bookings essential. Limited seating available.

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MULTI AWARD-WINNING PUBLISHING COMPANY PUBLISHER Charlotte Smulders Star Media 12 Venture Place, Middleton Christchurch 8024 379 7100 GROUP EDITOR Kate Preece EDITOR Majka Kaiser ADVERTISING Juliet Dickson Area manager/Co-ordinator 364 7409 / 021 688 159 Viv Montgomerie Account executive 364 7494 / 021 914 428

Style explores the best of Christchurch, giving readers the opportunity to develop and celebrate their individual style in life, home and fashion. A monthly publication, Style is presented on high grade gloss stock with a hard cover. Delivered flow wrapped to top real estate value homes around Christchurch, it targets readers with a high disposable income. Designed to inspire, Style has a lengthy shelf life that offers excellent value for your advertising choice.

DESIGN Emma O'Sullivan Star Media is not responsible for any actions taken on the information in these articles. The information and views expressed in this publication are not necessarily the opinion of Star Media or its editorial contributors. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information within this magazine, however Star Media can accept no liability for the accuracy of all the information.


On the brink of summer with Christmas holidays not far away, the sweet anticipation of sun, surf and sand is what gets most of us through the manic onslaught at work before we can pack up our toys and escape for a couple of weeks to relax and unwind. Before we do, however, there are a few things to hold our attention. Kicking off the festive party season, Cup and Show Week events demand we put our best foot forward, so we have rounded up a swag of fashion dos and don’ts to prepare you for any special occasion – the races, your Christmas work ‘do’ or that long-awaited summer wedding. Beauty tips and tricks are abound from Estée Lauder’s head honcho who’s learnt from the best makeup artists over the years, and Urban Skin and Body’s Ginnie Matson gives us a weekly skincare countdown to prepare you for your big event. This month we give you the heads up on all you need to know when planning and building your dream home, alongside styling advice from the interior experts to make the most of what you do have. Majka Kaiser STYLE EDITOR


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CRISP COLD COFFEE BREW A new taste of summer is coming to Christchurch thanks to the inventive roasters at Vivace. Combining single origin coffees from Sumatra, Brazil and Kenya, the coffee connoisseurs at Vivace have just released their cold brew coffee. Steeped for around 18 hours, this process extracts the blend's subtle flavours. Served chilled over ice, this refreshing blend sings out with mellow caramel and rich chocolately notes. Pop in to Vivace’s flagship café for your icecold coffee brew on Tuam Street today.

New York Deli has just opened its doors on a third location – now at Bush Inn. Serving its famous freshly baked bagels and wholesome ‘hero’ sandwiches, New York Fries will be a first on the menu. Dine in or takeaway seven days.


The re-emergence of the beloved Poplar Lane is finally here. Four bars under the umbrella of Dux Central have brought the restored and re-strengthened former Twisted Hop building to life. Old brickwork reveals a sliver of Christchurch’s history and exposed steel beams point towards a new future. The Brew Bar is dedicated to the beer buff, offering more than 200 global craft beers. Punters can relax indoors or soak up the sun in the courtyard or up on the roof. Retire in style and up the ante with sophisticated drinks in the Emerald Room or retire next door to The Poplar Social Club, a refined cocktail lounge for something a little more intimate.

Banks Peninsula/Dux Central Photos by Majka Kaiser

These shoes were made for walking, and November is the month to get outdoors and experience the natural wonders of the Banks Peninsula.Visit for a full programme of guided walks.

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Global Flavour on Victoria Global Food Brought Home joins fellow container foodies, Fine Fare Kitchen and Coffee Traders on the corner of Victoria and Montreal streets. Bringing his unique flavour to Christchurch after years of plating up culinary delights for billionaires around the world, Darren 'Daz The Chef' Fabri mingles Indian, Arabic, Caribbean and Cuban influences to electrify your taste buds.

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Bringing the buzz back into the inner city, the Friday Night Food Trucks return to The Square this summer. Sample street food from far-flung destinations around the world. Experience mouthwatering morsels from the likes of Tiki Taco, Rollickin’ Gelato, Sherpa Kai and Kiwi Churros. Unwind from the week, witness the evolution of our city and celebrate summer in the city with family, friends and workmates, 4-9pm every Friday. foodtrucks

New to Victoria Street’s food hub is Global Food Brought Home. Darren Fabri joins fellow container foodies, Fine Fare Kitchen and Coffee Traders. Bringing his unique flavour to Christchurch after years of plating up culinary delights for billionaires around the world you can expect Indian, Arabic, Caribbean and Cuban influences in Darren’s dishes.

Looking for something a little different for your friends and family this Christmas? Encraftment’s Christmas Market is the place to go. Handmade crafts by local artisans and designers offer an array of goodies you’ll be eager to get your hands on. Handmade soaps and scented candles, edible treats, creative art, funky baby clothing, jewellery, homewares, and much more. Visit The Foundry at the University of Canterbury on Saturday 29 November.

We welcome you to enjoy the tasty delights and exquisite tea on offer. We specialise in Vintage High Tea on fine china, along with cup cakes and delicious cabinet lunch and morning/afternoon tea fare. Please book a day before for high tea.

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A new pop-up shop location at 165 Gloucester Street, opposite Cathedral Junction, is the place to go for colourful accessories for you and your abode. Ethnic printed cushion covers, lampshades, and poufs, paintsplattered fashion accessories, multi-coloured polymer clay art bowls, bright floral oil tablecloths, and riotous re-imagined retro furniture is all that is Blue Scarlet. Shop online for interior finishing touches or book an interior styling consultation with interior extraordinaire, Lou Barker, at

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november - 15 SCAPE 8 New Intimacies 7 - 29 Banks Peninsula Walking Festival Join guiding walking tours of the picturesque Banks Peninsula over four weekends. 7 - 14 Cup and Show Week 8 2015/2016 Season of Cricket Hagley Oval 10 Cup Day Breakfast at Christchurch Casino Grand Café & Mashina Lounge 11 - 13 Canterbury A&P Show 2015 Enjoy the very best of rural life over three action-packed days. Canterbury Agricultural Park 12 - 17 Le Noir:The Dark Side of Cirque Isaac Theatre Royal 18 Snow White & the 3½ Dwarfs La Vida Centre 19 - 22 Bookarama 2015 Addington Raceway Stables


19 - 21 Danse Macabre Ferrymead Heritage Park 20 Golf Marrowthon 100 Hole Challenge Get sponsored to raise funds for the Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. Clearwater Golf Club

Cup and Show Week

21 Hop to Lyttelton Rockabilly Rollout Shake, rattle and roll with local rock ’n’ roll sensation, Robbie Drew and Dunedin’s Bulletproof Convertible trio. Fat Tony’s Bar & Swill and The Wunderbar 21 Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Enchantment Rachmaninov & Rimsky-Korsakov Air Force Museum


Cup Day Breakfast at Christchurch Casino Grand Café & Mashina Lounge

21 Nov - 23 Jan Mary Poppins The Court Theatre 22 Ohoka Garden Tour & Fête 28 Christmas Encraftment Market The Foundry Bar


28 - 29 Swan Lake Imperial Russian Ballet Isaac Theatre Royal

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GIG GUIDE November FRI 06 Nick Lee, 7pm; Mark Mckenzie, 7.30pm; Dr D w/ lxtz, 10.30pm Baretta Flat City Brotherhood, 10pm Carlton GMC, 10pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St D'Sendantz Duo, 7pm Morrell & Co Doc Sanchez, 6pm Antony Pickard, 9.30pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St

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X-Files duo, 9pm Trevinos SAT 07 SansTribe, 7pm; DJ Double Feature feat. DJs Thadeus & Dr D w/lxtz, 10.30pm Baretta The Bubblemen, 10.30pm Carlton Switch, 10.30pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St Topia, 8pm Morrell & Co Brendan Gregg trio, 6pm DJ Koni, 9.30pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St Soulshine duo, 9pm Trevinos SUN 08 Emily Cherie, 5pm Baretta Marcel, 4pm Carlton

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Matt Hall, 4pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

Assembly Required, 8.30pm Carlton Flex, 8.30pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St Siobhan Russell, 6pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St THU 12 Antony Pickard, 7pm Baretta Shadow Puppet, 9pm Carlton Ash-S, 9pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St Davey Backyard, 6.30pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St Nyree, 9pm Trevinos The Wall, 10pm Winnie Bagoes, City FRI 13 Lisa & Mark, 5pm Cam Scott Band, 7.30pm DJ Chow, 10.30pm Baretta Ctrl Alt Rock 10pm Carlton Soul Provider, 10pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St Sabor Latino, 6pm DJ Lachie, 9.30pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St Reckless duo, 9pm Trevinos SAT 14 High Street Cafe, 7.30pm; DJ Double Feature feat. DJs Spinal & Vlad,10.30pm Baretta

Nacoa, 6pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St WED 18 Vintage Blue, 6pm Baretta Assembly Required, 8.30pm Carlton Boz Boz, 8pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St Kate Anastasiou, 6pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St THUR 19 Antony Pickard, 7pm Baretta D'Sendantz, 9pm Carlton Willy Styles, 9pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St Brendan Gregg, 6.30pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St The Wall, 10pm Winnie Bagoes, City FRI 20 Nick Lee, 4pm; Toque, 7.30pm; DJ Master K, 10.30pm Baretta Ctrl Alt Rock, 10pm Carlton GMC, 10pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St Nick Lee, 7.30pm Morrell & Co Los Farantes, 7pm Antony Pickard, 9.30pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St Brothers Grimm, 9pm Trevinos

MON 09 Bobby Lee, 6pm Carlton

Crop Duster, 10.30pm Carlton

SAT 21 Lisa Verhuel, 7pm; DJ Double Feature feat. DJs Thaddeus & Dr D w/ lxtz, 10.30pm Baretta

Manny Fresh, 6pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

Martin Jay, 10.30pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

Smashbox, 10.30pm Carlton

TUE 10 CUP DAY Cover Me, 6.30pm DJ Chow, 9.30pm Baretta

Andy Page, 8pm Morrell & Co

Blueprint, 10.30pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

Dr Sanchez, 6pm DJ Chow, 9.30pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St

Topia, 8pm Morrell & Co

Flat City Brotherhood, 6pm Carlton Switch, 6pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St D'Sendantz, 6pm Morrell & Co Los Farantes, 7pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St X-Files duo, 9pm Trevinos

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WED 11 Nick Lee, 6pm Baretta

TUE 17 Willie McArthur, 6pm Carlton

Carpe Diem, 9pm Trevinos

Nick Lee, 6pm DJ Koni, 9.30pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St

SUN 15 Kate Anastasiou, 5pm Baretta

SUN 22 Emily Cherie, 5pm Baretta

Nick Lee, 4pm Carlton

Marcel, 4pm Carlton

Doc Sanchez, 4pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

Matt Hall, 4pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

MON 16 Midge McLeary, 6pm Carlton

MON 23 James Scott, 6pm Carlton

BigRig, 6pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

Switch, 6pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

TUE 24 Blondy, 6pm Carlton



Manny Fresh, 6pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St WED 25 Vintage Blue, 6pm Baretta Assembly Required, 8.30pm Carlton Willy Styles, 8.30pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St Siobhan Russell, 6pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St THUR 26 Antony Pickard, 7pm Baretta Elevators, 9pm Carlton BigRig, 9pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St Davey Backyard, 6.30pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St FRI 27 Mark Mckenzie, 4pm; Toque, 7.30pm; DJ Mike T, 10.30pm Baretta

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It’s all happening on the junction of Manchester and St Asaph streets. Not only has True Grit hair salon returned to its roots on Manchester street (see more on their glamorous new salon on page 45), but a sizzling new restaurant, bar, and lounge, Mish Mash, and its sister espresso bar and cafe, Tap N Grind, have both opened next door. Infused with a healthy dose of edgy street kudos, Mish Mash is just that: a mash up of ingredients – for both your taste buds and your eyeballs. Urban grit and vibrant ethnic charm champion with street art murals featuring native New Zealand birds to form the backdrop for the rustic bar and dining booths. Sample one of their delectable cocktails using the freshest seasonal produce and graze on their tasty edible offerings like the Bourbon Pork Chop served with cornbread and hazelnuts or the Cured Salmon Congee. Begin and end your night at Mish Mash and chill out to the funky lounge music with DJs rocking the house on Friday and Saturday nights.


Flat City Brotherhood, 10pm Carlton Getset, 10pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St Andy Page, 8pm Morrell & Co Nick Lee, 6pm Antony Pickard, 9.30pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St Dateless n Desperate PopRockBand, 9pm Trevinos SAT 28 Nick Lee, 7pm; DJ Double Feature feat. DJs Master K & Vlad, 10.30pm Baretta

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Smashbox, 10.30pm Carlton Daniel Vietch, 10.30pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St Topia, 8pm Morrell & Co Dr Sanchez, 6.30pm The Cuban, 236 St Asaph St Reckless duo, 9pm Trevinos SUN 29 Kate Anastasiou, 5pm Baretta Nick Lee, 4pm Carlton Dr Sanchez, 4pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St MON 30 SansTribe, 6pm Carlton Willy Styles, 6pm Casa Publica, 167 Armagh St

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Just what the style doctor ordered: a breath of fresh air for Christchurch homes in the form of a new homewares emporium. A home-lover’s paradise, where unique handcrafted furniture, furnishings and objet d’art come together under one roof, a visit to Corcovado will get your creative juices flowing. Realised by husband and wife duo, Larissa and Andrew Hamilton, Corcovado is an trove of treasures that will lend an air of elegance and sophistication to your home. Drawing on their experiences whilst living in South East Asia, the couple work closely with local artisans and craftspeople to create unique pieces at affordable prices. Whet your appetite and visit or pop in to the showroom at 4 Chapmans Road, Hillsborough.

Now in its fifth year, the South Island Wine & Food Festival comes to Hagley Park on Saturday 5 December. Boasting the biggest line-up yet of wineries, restaurants, bands, guest speakers, and celebrity chefs, foodies won’t want to miss out. Star-quality cuisine talents include Masterchef winner Chelsea Winter, Roots Restaurant’s Giulio Sturla, and Harlequin Public House chef and co-owner Jonny Schwass. Hosting some of the best Antipodean musical talent in 2015, expect to see ARIA winners Sneaky Sound System direct from Sydney, alongside Christchurch indie hop duo, The Byllie Jean Project, Tahuna Breaks electro-funk band, and the lush harmonies of rhythm ‘n’ blues ensemble Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes.



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Early evening in the city and the spring wind kicked up mini dust devils which swirled along the street, chasing the citizens heading to Ballantynes. The red carpet formed a path to refuge from the breeze and in the Contemporary Lounge, the inviting clink of glasses rang in welcome. Relaxing with small talk and richly laden platters, guests readied themselves to flirt with fashions fit for summer. A shiver of excitement wove through the darkened hush, the lights dimmed except on the runway as the show commenced. The legion of elegant models strode the stage to sway the garments before the audience, whose imaginations came alive with dreams of the coming season of stylish dressing.

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Cholmondeley Official Opening The high noon reflected off Lyttelton Harbour throwing light and heat onto the Port Hills where, commanding the view, the newly completed Cholmondeley building stood in welcome. Having sustained irreparable earthquake damage, the original facility was sacrificed to progress and safety of design, to be replaced by this new edifice. Invited guests took to the cool shade with refreshing drinks to stave off the fury of the hot spring sun. Speeches intoned from the hearts of the speakers with sincere affection for this place served as the prelude for the official act of opening. A blessing and dedication topped the ceremony, making Cholmondely ready to serve the needs of future generations of children in this haven of security and love.

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New trends in fine living went on display recently and for a fortunate few there was a sneak preview. The opportunity to tour the Horncastle Concept Living Collection at Longhurst was eagerly taken, the state-of-the-art houses drawing admiring comments. The afternoon was mild and sunny as in preparation for the guided viewing, and guests enjoyed the hospitality laid on by Horncastle.

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Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week Launch Party The Tannery played host to the Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week launch party, heralding a stylish springtime. The popping of corks and some cheeky burlesque dancing, raised not only eyebrows in pleasant surprise but also glasses in a carillon of toasts. In compliment to the evening's fun, long shafts of setting sun shone through the door of Gustav's, igniting the spark which would blaze into a bonfire of fashion though that week.

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CFBW Summer Collections and Awards

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There was a buzz of excited anticipation in the air at The Tannery as night fell and an event not to be missed got underway. The Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week Summer Collections and Awards were gracing the victorian mall which had been table lined and decorated to be an arcade of cabaret and couture. The lights dimmed and as in a dream, lithe dancers milled around as limp puppets, brought to life by the ringmaster, in darkly unsettling steampunk robes. Then came the time for the models to make the long walk to fashion glory, each high-heeled step taking them along the tunnel of admiring gazes as palms met in applause. When the last garment withdrew from the field, the atmosphere did not subside, indeed it was the signal for the after-event party to begin and for the remaining segment of night to rock with the sounds of merriment.

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Design & Build Sustainably It needn't cost any more to build an energy-efficient home. All it takes is careful planning and design for greater comfort and future savings on power bills. Always shop around to make sure the people you enlist to build your house have the credentials to give you the highest level of quality sustainable solutions. Working with professional architects, designers and builders who understand energy-efficient design principles will guarantee you use the best methods and materials to get the most from your home. There are numerous ways to cash in on nature's bounty completely free of charge. Harness the sun's warmth and light by positioning your house on the sunniest part of your section and orient it to face north. Position the main living areas, to the north to make the most of the sun's rays and relegate service areas like garages and bathrooms to the southern side of the house. Make sure you bank the sun's heat by installing good insulation

in ceilings, walls and floors. levels of heat retention it pays to Knowing which building invest in double-glazed windows materials contain thermal mass with insulated frames. properties and how to use them When addressing the question effectively will save on power bills. of size, bigger is not always Exposed concrete floors better. Smaller houses will soak up the heat are cheaper to build, during the day easier to heat and release and use a lot it when the less energy, A bigger home temperature so consider drops at building is not always better. night. to a size Smaller houses are Ensure all that suits cheaper, easier to windows are your needs, heat and use a lot appropriately rather than less energy. sized and building positioned bigger just by allocating for the sake of moderately large it. Interestingly, windows on the a house's shape has north-facing side, smaller a significant bearing on its ones on the east and west sides, energy efficiency too. and reserve the smallest-sized The more complex a home's windows for the cool southern shape, the more floor, wall and side of the home. For the greatest ceiling area it can lose heat

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Building Blocks for Beautiful Homes Building a new home is an opportunity to turn your dreams into reality. When building a new home, planning is key. Think about textures, colours, materials and functionality. Websites like Pinterest are fantastic for creating mood boards, while is one of Frobisher's favourite online resources for design inspiration. Your interior is a reflection of you. It's your opportunity to add unique touches that mirror who you are. By injecting your personality into the build you will turn a simple house into a home you will enjoy. Think about your lifestyle and what is important to you and your family in terms of functionality and features. It can be difficult to know where to begin so choose a feature piece of furniture like a bespoke cabinet, mirror, statement light, artwork, rug, wallpaper or curtain fabric. From that initial piece the rest will flow. It’s not about everything matching, but creating interest with contrasts: a leather chair with gold metal legs; a classic raw

linen lounge suite introducing ‘pops’ of colour with cushions – lemongrass is on trend for summer – and the possibilities are endless with literally thousands of fabrics from which to choose. Bring the outdoors in with florals and botanic prints, or make a striking statement with bold geometrics. Monochromatic black and white is a timeless colour combination or add a touch of luxe with metallic prints on fabric, lamps and shades or an accent piece such as the iconic starburst mirror. No matter how big or small your build is, take time to plan, budget and enjoy designing your dream home. Have fun and be bold with your choices.

For further information and assistance with designing your new home visit or pop into the retail and design studio for some inspiration or to book a consultation.


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Building on a Budget Building your own home is one of the biggest investments of a lifetime and with a few clever tips we show you how to make the most of what you can afford.

Deciding exactly what you want and then sticking with it will ensure you stay on budget, on time, and all with minimal stress.

get smart with your money to achieve your dream home without compromising on what’s really important. Consider buying a large plot of land with friends or family which you can split into smaller lots. Many great locations tend to cover more ground, so get the stunning harbour view you dream of by sharing the cost with someone you don’t mind having as a neighbour. opting for low-maintenance building materials, like vinyl siding and metal roofing saves in the long run. although they may be more expensive to install you will save money on future repairs, replacement or repainting. using salvaged and recycled materials and componentry from the abundance of demolition sites around the city not only adds valuable character to new builds, but can save money, too.

For the safety and security of your home, don’t skimp on structural elements, doors and windows. Buy the very best you can afford and, together with your architect or builder, determine other areas you could save on to allow for a few luxuries. it’s important not to waste valuable cash on overbuilding. look carefully at the existing properties in the area and be aware that building a home that is bigger and better than those of your neighbours will not necessarily equate to a fair price if and when it's time to sell. instead, the value of your build will be determined by the lower-priced homes around it. The experience of a wellqualified contractor is an invaluable asset in any building project. not only will you have recourse should anything go wrong, but their experience in

the industry means they will have established relationships with suppliers and subcontractors, whom they trust to deliver the best workmanship possible. Keep a close eye on construction allowances as your home is being built to ensure you are getting what you asked for and what you paid for. if you had initially agreed on using a specific brand, for example, then don’t settle for less, unless you discuss a cost adjustment with your builder or contractor. Many a building project has snowballed out of control in the financial department due to changes being made to the design and materials once building is already underway. deciding exactly what you want and then sticking with it will ensure you stay on budget, within your expected time frame, and all with minimal stress.

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From the ground up Solid planning and preparation are vital to the success of any building project. The Certified Builders Association's Canterbury president, pat Coughlan, offers some insider knowledge to simplify the lengthy and complicated process. Before starting any building project, kick start the process by gathering all the necessary material and information you need to decide on styles, materials and services you would like and create a check list of basic requirements. this is one of the fun parts of the process, so enjoy scouring through interior design and architecture magazines, browsing online resources for information on products ( is a great online directory for the latest products and building materials) and perusing the abundance of online design blogs to inspire and educate yourself on different styles, applications, layouts and construction methods available. Visit show homes and expos for ideas, watch lifestyle and building programmes like Grand Designs to explore creative solutions other

people are using and familiarise yourself with average costings of building supplies. Knowing how much you can afford will dictate any decisions you can make on products and services, so work this out at the beginning of the planning process to avoid costly mistakes and to manage your expectations from the outset. There are many financing options available, so make an appointment with your bank or mortgage broker who will give you a realistic idea of what you can afford. It pays to shop around because interest rates can vary greatly. It's imperative to read the fine print and obtain expert legal advice before signing any finance deals. once you know how much money you have to work with, ensure you prioritise your wants Quality custom-made, bespoke furniture and joinery

versus needs. For more on getting the most bang for your buck, turn to page 20. Selecting a builder early on in the process is advised. It is one of the most important decisions you will make. If you're using an architect, they can manage the process for you, but ultimately who you employ to do the work is your decision. Get advice from a Certified Builder when making critical decisions like choosing a section, architectural style, plans and building materials, it will save you headaches down the track. Before making any decisions, make sure you do your research. Ask around friends, family and colleagues who have been through the process themselves, listen to what prospective builders have to say about how they work, and lastly, listen to your gut.


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Love YOur SheD If not knowing where to find what you need amidst the jumble of extension cables, gardening tools, sporting equipment and junk in your shed is driving you crazy, we have a few solutions that will create calm from the chaos. Sheds and garages are one part of our homes we tend to forget about. Before we know it, they become a red-zoned area that we avoid like the plague, until summer arrives and we find ourselves spending longer than we’d like looking for gardening tools, the picnic basket or pool supplies. Get a head start on summer and set one day aside at the weekend to get your garage or gardening shed organised. Choose a fine day and begin by removing everything from your garage. As you take things out you will begin to unearth all those long forgotten items and begin to sort them into separate piles. Grouping like with like, decide what you want to keep, what should be thrown away and what needs to be repaired or replaced. Take stock of leftover materials from past home

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DIY projects and sell or donate anything to charity that you are not likely to use again. Once you’ve completed sorting everything into manageable piles give the inside of the garage a good sweep and clean out all the drawers, sorting things as you did before, into separate piles. Now you can see all that you have laid neatly on the driveway or lawn, it’s time to ascertain the most suitable way to store the contents. Domestic goddess Martha Stewart’s hot tip for keeping garages clutter free is utilising valuable wall space by installing a wall-mounted track system. Choose a horizontal channel that screws to the wall and is fitted with accessories like hooks and shelves to hang and store tools. A cheap alternative for wall-hung

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storage for the DIY enthusiast is a simple pegboard from which you can hang hooks and wire baskets. Make the most of the space above your car by installing ceiling racks to hold sports equipment, outdoor furniture, and other seasonal items like outdoor Christmas decorations you only use once or twice a year. This frees up more room to keep the items you use on a regular basis close at hand. If you don’t have the luxury of a permanent bench space, consider installing a table that can be hung on the wall when not in use and folded down when needed.

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• What is your exterior style? What kind of homes do you like? Look around and take a mental note of what you are drawn to most. • What kind of exterior materials do you like? Once you’ve worked out the look you like, research what materials are available and find out about their durability. • How will you use your house? It’s important to most people to have good indoor/outdoor flow and attractive, sheltered outdoor living. imagine your home in various seasons. • Landscaping is important. Look around and consider what you like and don’t like. Are you a structured formal garden type or do you like a contemporary native style? • Sustainability and future-proofing aren’t just buzzwords anymore. it’s very important for your new home to be environmentally friendly. Research insulation requirements, solar hot water heating, ventilation

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I think of these two elements as being universally linked; in fact a brief literature search revealed’ huge numbers of articles and references relating to both, and their deep correlation. Accordingly, I believe the world looks kindly on those that communicate in an empathetic and articulate manner, and strong communication skills are often one of the foundations of success, both in my own industry and others. But the communication methods of my belief systems and the world we all live in yield some entirely different scenarios. Before we interpret business communication methods I’m going to enter (briefly) the scary territory of family communication. I love nothing more than healthy dynamic conversations with our two sons and their friends but first we have to get past some

actions that other parents might recognise. Eyes downcast, often completely and utterly obsessed with whatever game, text or Facebook message is lobbying for attention. Preoccupation with social media drives the sort of attention that excludes everything else! It can be, and often is, a massive block to communication. I’ve read that constant engagement with your phone has had an alarming impact on attention spans which I’m noticing more and more in both a domestic and professional context.

If I then move to real estate I find constant emailing versus a physical phone call has introduced an arm’s length barrier that can make rapport difficult and message or meaning can be clouded. Much of the rationale for that is convenience and timeliness, all great, but I consider the absence of any verbal conversation a loss. The feedback I get from clients is that one of the priorities is constant feedback across all mediums.

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exotic, then there are plenty of other drought-tolerant plant options to explore. Plants suited to a Mediterranean climate will generally thrive in Canterbury. Try santolina, olive, sweet bay, rosemary and lavender to add good evergreen structure and some flowering interest. For textural interest, Australian native evergreens Lomandra and Dianella, recently available in New Zealand, have a wide range of hybrids, which are much like our own native grasses, but have a wider range of colours and have the propensity to hold a better, rigid, upright form over time. When planted en masse with closer spacing these will achieve a ground-cover effect, which may

also help with reduced on going maintenance and weed control. On a recent garden tour of Northern California, it was interesting to note the plant selection implemented at the McConnell Arboretum in Turtle Bay, which was reminiscent of the ‘New Perennial’ garden movement championed by famous garden designers like Piet Oudolf. Drought-tolerant flowering perennials like Russian sage, Verbena bonariensis and echinacea were used for pops of pink and purple amidst textural Californian grasses and succulents. This is a visually appealing and sustainable design that could be successfully applied to Canterbury gardens.

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Times when travel was a special occasion and dreams of faraway places tingled the appetite for the exotic, were recalled at the Air force Museum when the 19th Children's Charity Ball staged by Rotary took place. Themed as Come Fly With Me, the evening was a showcase of fine dressing and fundraising for a good cause, this year's benefitting charity being St John. Then came time when formalities ceased, for heels to be kicked up and the richness of dinner worked off upon the dance floor.

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Visit a beauty therapy salon for a skin analysis. Your skin therapist will be able to recommend the most suitable product for your skin type to use at home. Bear in mind the 70% of the results you see on the skin are effects of a good home-care routine. this is the ideal time to discuss which in-salon treatment would be most beneficial before your event. Increase your water intake and make appropriate changes to your diet to ensure your skin will glow naturally on the day.

2 Months out

this is the time to road-test some treatments to determine which suit your skin best. Start with facials. exfoliation treatments are best undertaken a couple of months before any big event to allow the skin to purge if it needs to, and gentle, hydrating treatments are better scheduled

closer to the time. Ginnie's favourite skin-hydrating treatment is a Vitamin c infusion using Sonophoresis, which is best done a few days before an event to promote radiant skin and a flawless base for makeup application. if you are going to be tanning, opt for a green-based colour that will develop into to a natural glow as opposed to that dreaded ugly orange hue.

1 Month out

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Tricks of The Trade

In the weeks and months leading up Christmas, big events like Cup & Show Week beyond, Style caught up with the head of Estée Lauder to discover a few tricks of the trade to incorporate into your beauty regime this party season.

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“If you don’t have a long-wear foundation then a concealer and a corrector are critical," Marie-ann insists. “I always carry a concealer, which I use for touch-ups during the day, and it's much more convenient than lugging around a bottle of foundation." another great tip for long lasting luscious lips is to use foundation or concealer over lips to create a blank canvas on which to apply lip pencil followed by lipstick. Blot with a tissue and then apply a second layer of lippie for ultimate staying power. spring is all about fresh, dewy skin, so give nature a little helping hand by utilising highlighters and illuminators. Use highlighters on cheek and brow bones, and mix illuminators with moisturisers and foundation to give a brighter complexion.

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My day begins at 5am when I get up and take the dog for a walk and make my daughter's school lunch before heading to the gym by 6:30am and then to the base, where we start our day shift at 7:30am. Once a complete helicopter and gear check is done, we assist the pilots in preparing the other choppers for commercial work for the day. Each and every day can vary remarkably, from being out all day on missions to being relatively quiet back at the base and then suddenly called out towards the end of the shift. Depending on our workload, preparation is made for presentations, as the Air Rescue Trust have pre-arranged groups attending our base where the Trust explains their role and we explain ours and the service we provide within the Canterbury region. If training is required then that has to be arranged with the full complement of the crew to maintain currencies. The days at the base seem to go remarkably fast, with a lot of other general base duties to be done. We end our day shift at 5.30pm but are on call for night missions 24/7. It's a demanding job, technically, physically, mentally,

found him 1.5 miles off shore. and emotionally. Physically, it's Miraculously, he was still alive, but essential that we're able to only just, and that was solely due to operate in every kind of winter/ summer environment and climate. the fact that he was wearing a life Mentally, it can be very demanding, jacket. He still occasionally pops into our base to show his gratitude and especially on extended missions, catch up. and emotionally we need to be Sometimes, it can be especially able to shut off at times to get challenging when the exact the job done depending on the particular incident we're attending. location of the injured person is difficult to obtain due to We all bring and maintain a variety of reasons, different technical IT'S like fading daylight qualities to the team nOT fOR and inclement and use these to EvERyOnE, buT weather. The complement our fOR ThOSE WhO hAvE specialist comprehensive ThE PASSIOn TO SAvE training we training and LIvES, ThE RIghT KInd undertake ensure that Of TEmPERAmEnT, And A is thorough, we are ready fIERCE COmmITmEnT TO ongoing and for any difficult ThE jOb, ThEn IT'S An regular, so or challenging InCREdIbLy fuLfILLIng we are always rescue WAy TO SPEnd yOuR as prepared as operations. I love WORKIng dAyS. possible. Winch working with a training is especially small, professional and important so we're able dedicated team who love what to extract injured patients from they do and thrive on achieving a treacherous terrain, whether it's good outcome for those in need in the mountains or out at sea, of our service. and save on transportation time One particularly memorable to the nearest hospital. The winch mission involved an elderly training consists of Land/Alpine whitebaiter who had been swept out to sea down the South Coast. Water Rescue and Offshore Boat Winch training and also Night Vision We conducted an extensive Goggle winching exercises. We also aerial search for him and luckily


undertake Avalanche/Snow Survival and Bush Survival training in addition to obtaining a mandatory Helicopter Underwater Escape training certificate. During each shift, every crew member undertakes in-house training on our winch simulator to ensure that all winching procedures are accomplished correctly using correct procedures. Every 120 days, all winch operators must conduct all aspects of the required winch training competencies, and every two years we undertake snow/bush survival training to keep us sharp. All crew members must have extensive experience as Intensive Care Paramedics before they can apply to become a rescue worker. Following that, they then have to pass a comprehensive physical fitness test, which includes a swimming component. If they pass this, then the interview process begins to see what attributes they could bring to the team and we see if their personality will suit the challenging work environment. It's not for everyone, but for those who have the passion to save lives, the right kind of temperament and a fierce commitment to the job, then it's an incredibly fulfilling way to spend your working days.

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Star Media has recently become part of the Air Rescue Support Crew and encourages local businesses, individuals and families to do the same. To find out what goes on behind the scenes and how donations are used, Style caught up with Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust CEO Christine Prince. Whenever the iconic red and yellow helicopter flies overhead two things are certain: one, something very serious has happened, and two, the best help is on its way. The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust (CWCART) has completed more than 8350 missions since 1989, however, this operation could not continue without the support of donations and grants, and people like you. Christine Prince joined CWCART this year as CEO, and is heavily involved in bringing in the necessary funding. “We need help to keep running this critical service, which is a free service; it is important we can

sustain this as the demands on the service increase... This year our target is to fundraise $7million,” she explains. This total enables the service to confidently protect more than 500,000 people, allows for new medical equipment and more training, and enables each mission to be equipped with what is necessary to make a difference. “Getting help to a patient within 60 minutes of an accident or incident can increase the chances of recovery by up to 80 per cent,” Christine says. The charitable organisation receives 30 per cent of its funding from ACC and the Ministry of Health, and the rest comes from the community.

The latest sponsorship initiative enables individuals, families and businesses to join the Air Rescue Support Crew, which benefits the supporter and the service. The inaugural member is teenager Dylan Flatman, who called on the Westpac Rescue Helicopter when he was 12. On Canterbury Show Day, Dylan collided with a power pole while riding his dirt bike and was airlifted to Christchurch Hospital. “We met with his family recently and he has just started playing rugby again,” Christine says. Despite perception that the Air Rescue service is used predominantly by those involved in extreme outdoor persuits, it doesn’t stop there. Any accident

for which timing or access is crucial will call on air rescue, be it the result of a motor vehicle accident, farming misadventure, medical emergency, or fishing incident. As Christine rightly states, “Essentially, anyone could need the service.” “Last year, the crew completed 837 missions; on average two or three per 24-hour period... As part of the role the crews are also involved in body recoveries – when a mission switches from rescue to recovery.” In times of trouble, only the best will do. Join Star Media and become part of the Air Rescue Support Crew – help them, help you.



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Spring fashion blossomed into life at Merivale Mall as garments of desire were paraded at sunset. The white marquee was alive with an electrified thrill as guests waited for the show to commence. To a burst of music, the first model appeared followed by a steady line of high strutters who, with feline grace, made the runway their own, holding an almost mesmerising sway over the audience. Hardly sedate, the crowd performed lively bidding during the auction and concluded the evening with enthusiastic applause. The post-show shopping provided a time to reflect on the good done by all present in raising money for the benefitting charity, KidsCan whose ongoing work provides footwear, food and healthcare to disadvantaged children.

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A Winning ForMula Winning My Kitchen Rules just two years ago, husband and wife team Dan and Steph Mulheron have produced their first cookbook, Eat @ Home, which draws on their combined experience during the six-month competition.

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IngredIents PaSSioNFruit CurD 11 passionfruit, pulped 2 eggs 2 egg yolks 150g/5 oz caster/superfine sugar 100g/3½ oz unsalted butter

45ml tequila 15ml Peril 20ml lemon juice 45ml fresh pineapple 30ml fresh strawberries

MeriNGue (makes about 36 mini meringues) ½ cup macadamia nuts 3 egg whites ¾ cup caster/superfine sugar ½ teaspoon white vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon cornflour/cornstarch

Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled glass over crushed ice and garnish with a wedge of orange and an edible flower.



WHiPPeD CoCoNut CreaM 1 x 400ml coconut milk 1 tablespoon icing/confectioner’s sugar 1 vanilla bean, seeds only CaNDieD MaCaDaMiaS 12 whole macadamia nuts 1 cup caster/superfine sugar 2 tablespoons water GarNiSH 3 fresh mangoes, sliced Micro lime mint Sliced strawberries

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Cocktail of the Month is brought to you by Stealth Hospitality, the company behind King of Snake, Chinwag, Mexicanos and The Dirty Land.

by dan & Steph mulheron. Photography by Glen Wilson (cover portrait by Kate Ernst). Published by New Holland Publishers.

Party season is very nearly upon us! Whether it be a client’s cocktail party or the good old Staff office party then Crisp & Vale have a menu to suit your taste, theme or budget. Delicious canapés or summer BBQ’s and succulent salads Book now to ensure dates you desire ! Free delivery within Christchurch.

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InstructIons 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F. 2. Place macadamia nuts on a baking tray in a hot oven and toast until slightly browned and fragrant. This won’t take long, so keep an eye on them. Remove the nuts and allow to cool before roughly crushing them. 3. Lower the temperature of the oven to 120°C/250°F. Line two baking trays with paper and draw circles on it, depending on what size you want the meringues. 4. Place the egg whites into a clean dry bowl and whisk with electric beaters until soft peaks form. gradually add the sugar to the egg whites, a small amount at a time. 5. Continue beating until all the sugar has been combined. Beat in the vinegar. Add in the cornflour and vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form and the mixture is glossy. 6. Spoon into a piping bag and pipe into the circles you’ve drawn

on the prepared trays. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, until a slight colour appears. 7. Turn off the oven, leave the oven door ajar and leave meringues in there until completely cool. 8. To make candied macadamia nuts you will need bamboo skewers, a piece of polystyrene and one sheet of newspaper. Set up your polystyrene with the newspaper spread out underneath – you want to be able to stick the dipped nut/skewer into it and allow the candy to drip off. Skewer each nut, ready for dipping. 9. Add the sugar and water in a saucepan over a high heat. Wipe the sides of the saucepan with a wet brush, preventing the syrup from crystallising on the sides. Dip macadamias in mixture and leave to set. 10. To make the passionfruit curd, put the pulps of ten passionfruit into a processor and blitz until the seeds are loose. Strain the mixture and reserve the liquid and the pulp. 11. Beat the eggs, yolks and sugar together until thick and pale. 12. Melt the butter over a low heat and, once melted, gradually stir in the egg mixture then the passionfruit juice. Continue to cook on low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. 13. Off the heat, stir through the pulp and remaining passionfruit, place in a jar and place in the fridge. 14. To make the coconut cream, place the coconut milk can into the fridge overnight, this will allow it to separate. 15. Once cold, flip the can over and pour out the clear liquid. Scoop the solid white cream into a bowl. Add the icing sugar and whip until soft peaks form. 16. Add the vanilla seeds and stir through. Place the cream into the fridge to firm back up. 17. To plate up, put a dollop of coconut cream on each meringue, drizzle with passionfruit curd, top with macadamia nuts and garnish.

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chocolate mousse. Famous for its homemade pies, Mrs Dentons continues to offer Pierce’s popular pie range alongside Lieber Pies made in Fairlie by Austrian chef, Franz Lieber. All six hearty varieties of Lieber pies are hand-filled, completely free of any nasty additives or preservatives, and, in Christchurch, can only be found at Mrs Dentons. On top of delicious pie fillings like salmon and bacon and pork belly with crackle, Delwyn often produces her own creative concoctions that include the unique kangaroo, cheese and blueberry pies. “i often bring back kangaroo from my regular visits to Australia, which i just love. We also make 'boil up' pies with mutton, potato and watercress, which are a big hit with customers.” Also a talented artist, Delwyn will have a new range of her vibrant mixed media artworks on show in store this month, alongside works by Tara Miller.

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EVENTS ForCORPORATE further details visit: 127 Hackthorne Road, Cashmere, Christchurch. 3 Victoria Town Centre Road 30 Street, Christchurch Ph 1270. Open 7 Days. The322 Mall Reservations: (03) 372 8892 or Evening Open 7 meals Days Thu/Fri/Sat 8am-4pm R20 venue.

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CORPORATE EVENTS FRIDAY - SUNDAY FROM 9AM Cnr Riccarton Rd & Mona Vale Ave, Riccarton. Ph 343 5378 1066 Colombo St, Edgeware Village 3 Town Centre Road Open 7 Days, 9am-1am Phone 366 5159, Mon - Thurs from 11am, The Mall Fri Sun from 9am Open 7 Days 8am-4pm

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ESSEncE oF ITAlIA For impeccable Italian charm, exquisite cuisine, and a voluminous cellar, Baretta still remains the cream of the crop for inner-city dining with a difference. WORDS Majka Kaiser PHOTOGRAPHY Centuri Chan An unseasonably balmy spring evening entices one to venture out on to the town and commune over fine food and vino at Christchurch inner city’s very own slice of little Italy. A highly popular restaurant and bar to emerge from the rubble amidst post-quake desolation, Baretta shows no signs of slowing down five years on. The intimate interiors are moody and inviting. Proud teal and gold adorned peacocks lining the walls lend an air of regal pomp and circumstance to the main dining room, which is punctuated by elegant black window casements with matching black louvres filtering the last of the evening light into the intimate space. Baretta holds an impressive range of local and global wines and champagnes to celebrate all occasions in lavish style, but also offers an equally interesting array of non-alcoholic often a restaurant and bar offers refreshments. I am pleasantly surprised by this unexpected delight. Baretta’s homemade range of sodas includes summery infusions of lavender, rhubarb and honey, and tangy strawberry and balsamic vinegar. Our charming and knowledgeable waiter informs us the three-day

process is one that has been used to create unique cocktails or ‘shrubs’ since the 1700s. Such attention to detail is evident across the board, from the flawless service to the creation of each morsel that graces the table. Taste buds tantalised by the moreish piattini (sharing plates) that include steamed mussels, crispy squid, arancini, pumpkin, leek, hazelnut and goat cheese gnocchi, and veal meatballs, I mentally file those away for another night out with friends, and move on to the main dishes. It’s a tough choice, but we are very pleased indeed with the glazed pork belly, which is accompanied by braised cabbage, succulent sweet prunes on thyme roast potato with marsala gravy, the chicken cacciatore served with crispy parmesan polenta and braised beans, and a side of garden peas with pancetta and hazelnuts. Finally, the moment I have been longing for all evening arrives: dolce sorpressa – dessert! Italy’s answer to gourmet doughnuts meltin-the-mouth and are perfectly complemented by generous dollops of chocolate mousse, homemade ice cream and white chocolate cream. The perfect end to a delightful evening. Sempre deliziosia!

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ross Kiddie checks out Honda's new crossover SUV

When Honda first launched its HRV here in 1999, it grew up in the shadow of its stablemate the highly successful CRV. The HRV was accepted willingly by the buying public, and there are still many gracing our roads, but with CRV dominating sales in the crossover SUV market, the HRV was discontinued in 2006. Well, HRV is back, and I think it is established in a position where it is not so vulnerable to CRV. A new market segment has opened up for small to mid-size SUVs, especially those in two-wheeldrive form, and the HRV slots into that area perfectly. Originally designated Hi-rider Revolutionary Vehicle, today’s HRV adopts that principle, it is tall (1.6m), and although it isn’t difficult to access, it does have high ground clearance (170mm). Not that the HRV will be heading off road at all. All variants are front-wheel-drive only. I applaud the concept, not a lot of SUVs travel cross-country anyway,

so to have the simplicity of a well-engineered two-wheel-drive layout makes sense. You can guarantee the HRV has design parameters that not only attract buyers with its flashy and trendy looks, it has a floorplan and interior layout that is both practical and functional. Well, that doesn’t surprise me, it is based on the Jazz platform after all. The HRV gets Honda’s wellpromoted Magic Seat system, it is an easy-to-understand system whereby several seating configurations can be created so that objects or items of unusual sizes can be carried. And while its dimensions are compact, you needn’t think the HRV is short on space – it isn’t. That’s something Honda does well, the interior proportions are designed for comfort and easy access. It is a bit of a squeeze across the rear for three adults, but for those slight of build, or for children, it has seats that contain the body well.

Incidentally, I took my mother for a short ride in the HRV, she’s now into her late 80s and not as agile as she once was, but getting in and out of the car wasn’t problematic. Honda is landing the HRV in six specifications, it lists from $32,900 and ends at $43,900 for the Sport Plus model. I’m due to drive the range-topper soon, but in the interim the entry-level S, which this evaluation focuses on, is a good place to start. I’ve come to the realisation that the base specification cars are more appealing to me than those with all the kit, which I believe is not always necessary. And the S-specced HRV doesn’t miss out on much and there are still all the ingredients to make it comfortable and pleasant to drive. The most notable inclusion is the large central touch-screen display, which needs to be manipulated to control items such as air conditioning, entertainment and communication. It also is the

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device for viewing a reversing camera, and satellite navigation, if you wish to upload the software which needs to be incorporated into an Apple iPhone. Under the bonnet sits a 1.8-litre, four-cylinder, single-camshaft engine. It is pretty much the same unit which powers Civic in this country, and drives through a continuously variable automatic transmission. I’ve written many times before of the benefits of CVT, it is light, uncomplicated and doesn’t load the engine which has fuel saving benefits. And with Honda’s manufacturing philosophy of maximising fuel use, the HRV gets pretty spectacular claims. Honda lists a 6.6-litre per 100km (43mpg) combined cycle rating. That sits well with the 8l/100km (35mpg) during evaluation, and a 7l/100km (40mpg) instantaneous readout sitting at a steady 100km/h with the engine turning over relaxed at just 1800rpm. Honda also claims power outputs of 105kW and 172Nm, these are healthy figures and combine to provide solid underfoot acceleration. A standstill to 100km/h time of 9.9sec can be

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expected, the engine is happy to lunge freely up the rev band, it works quietly and is responsive to throttle input. I took the test car on the tight and twisty roads of the peninsula and it delighted with its directional ability and overall stability. Bearing in mind the S specification model doesn’t get the low-profile and sticky tyres of its up-spec stablemates, it still handles with dignity, and is certainly controlled in the way it points and steers into a corner. The 215/60 x 16in Bridgestone Turanza tyres provide just enough feedback but, more importantly, they work quietly under pressure and don’t complain on our coarse chip seal. The HRV stands out for its extraordinary design, and while based on an old concept, modern engineering practices make it stand apart from many other vehicles. Yet it won’t have everything its own way, there is fresh product, notably Suzuki Vitara and Ford Ecosport, which will give it a run for its money. But with the wealth of specification options and vast product line-up, the HRV is appealing and will fit any budget.

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