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Style Spotlight

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Financial Advice

For The Brunching Millennial

Artist Ben Reid

Portraying Vulnerability


1 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.

10 INSIDE WORD Indulge. Find. Spend. Experience.


14 SAVE THE DATE 17 REPORT All You Need To Know About The Upcoming British and Irish Lions Tour 22 LUXE LIVING Ten Of The World’s Most Luxurious Brands 25 HOUSE FEATURE An Architecturally Crafted Home In Merivale 32 REBUILD Exploring Christchurch’s Laneways 35 ARTS Discovering Christchurch Printmaker Ben Reid 36 LANDSCAPING Curved Vs Straight Pathways


40 FASHION NEWS National And International News And Trends


43 FASHION EDITORIAL Get Active With Our Glam Sportswear Edit

‘Bird in the Hand’ – an etching and woodcut by Ben Reid. Learn about this artist on page 35.

48 WELLBEING 50 BEAUTY This Season’s Hottest Colours And Styles 52 TRAVEL Discovering Tekapo 60 MOTORING The Audi SQ7



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70 FOOD NEWS 72 SEE BE SEEN 82 FINANCE Saving For Your Retirement 85 ETIQUETTE How To Seat Your Guests At A Dinner Party 86 WIN

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Welcome to the latest issue of Style, in which we focus on getting active. This is for a few reasons; not only does it help lift the winter blues, it keeps that extra layer of winter padding at bay. For armchair critics, we have a fantastic sports report by Lynn McConnell, from Rugby News on all you need to know about the upcoming Crusaders vs Lions match – the only Christchurch game on the itinerary for the British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand. In our fashion editorial the stunning Brazilian model Alice Jung highlights how to put the glam back into sportswear – who says you can’t wear a chain gangster necklace to your next workout? We also have all the latest in fashion news, including a preview of Alexa Chung’s new fashion line. I was fortunate enough to meet with the lovely Trelise Cooper and found out just how glamorous and sophisticated her life really is. While our wellness writer, Elly McGuinness, spoke to the beautiful Megan May, the brains behind Little Bird Organics, to discover the true meaning of ‘organic’. When was the last time you had an overnight stay in Tekapo? As it’s becoming known at an inspiring alpine playground, we sent Simon Mullinger down to report back on what’s hot in this winter destination. We have plenty of lifestyle advice for you, too. Food news showcases what you should be looking for to tantalise the taste buds, while the brunching millennials out there should heed the financial advice offered on page 82 to get ahead. Oh, and if you’re hosting a dinner party any time soon, you’ll want to get the seating right – or at least take the opportunity to spice things up a bit (page 85). Enjoy this issue of Style Victoria Tait EDITOR

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SPEND. Kiwi designer Harman Grubiša has been announced as a nominee for the International Woolmark Prize for the second year running. This prize is one of the most coveted designer awards in fashion and recognises talent in those who showcase the beauty and versatility of merino wool. The prize was famously awarded in 1954 to Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent in Paris. As the only New Zealand brand nominated, Harman Grubiša will compete in the Sydney regional event in July. On viewing the new season’s collection, it’s easy to see the rise of this stunning brand. Nike has just launched a new range of running shoes. We love the Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2017, it fits like a snug sock and is designed to let feet move naturally, which makes them stronger by utilising the stabilising muscles in the foot and ankle. It’s like running barefoot, but with protection. Hampton & Harlow Equestrian, a beautiful new Australian equestrian clothing brand, has officially launched in New Zealand, at Rangiora Equestrian Supplies. For a sophisticated and classic range that will suit the entire family, North Canterbury beckons.

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INSIDE WORD FIND. We are excited to welcome back the Crowne Plaza Hotel, opening July 15 on the corner of Colombo and Armagh streets, and bringing with it three new hospitality spots. The Market Place Restaurant & Bar, which takes its name from the city’s pioneer era and pays homage to the original centre of Christchurch, has been designed to showcase the best our handpicked local suppliers have to offer in a modern, market setting. Social Wine Bar will boast a wine list rivalling the city’s best, and a contemporary, relaxed setting – we’ll certainly be popping in for after-work drinks! Café 1851 takes its name from the year the original hotel was built and will be an ideal spot for your morning coffee and a quick take away.

EXPERIENCE. The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is running a French weekend, August 4-6, with the ultimate Champagne house Dom Perignon and muchloved French chef, Philippe Mouchel. At “Salute to France”, guests will immerse themselves in the very best of French cooking, Champagne and style over two days of sublime eating, drinking, and learning. Have you taken the time to experience all the changes in our new central city? There are now so many options from which choose – and more to come. We hear Fresh Choice is launching a new concept store at The Crossing. While it may have the Fresh Choice brand we have been told the fitout is anything but a typical supermarket.

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ARDBEG DAY Be among the first in the world to celebrate the unveiling of the limited-edition 2017 bottling of Ardbeg Kelpie, with an array of themed activities, paired canapés and all things Ardbeg. Whisky Galore




ROOTS & BLACK ESTATE Black Estate and Roots Restaurant have joined together to present an evening of wine, food and stories from our environment. Book your eight-course degustation dinner through Roots. Roots Restaurant, Lyttelton

CHRISTCHURCH MARATHON Inspired by the 1974 Commonwealth Games marathon, the Christchurch Marathon has been the South Island’s premier marathon event for more than 35 years. Cathedral Square


15 THE PICKLE KING A comedy about love, death and preserves. Rip the lid off a jar of utterly delicious theatre, bursting with wit, wonder and the faint whiff of death. Isaac Theatre Royal

LIONS VS CRUSADERS One of the most anticipated events on the rugby calendar, the British and Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand touches down in Christchurch for this one epic match. AMI Stadium


MOËT PARTY DAY A global celebration encouraging people to enjoy Moët moments all over the world. Enjoy an evening of champagne, music and glamour, as well as bespoke Moët & Chandon cocktails. Baretta Bar


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It’s been called the tour from hell – five weeks, 10 matches, three Tests. Lynn McConnell of Rugby News previews the Crusaders vs British and Irish Lions match and outlines the other games you won’t want to miss.


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LYNN’S LOWDOWN Christchurch has a rich, and some would say infamous, history regarding Lions games over the years. But in the wake of the 2011 earthquake, it doesn’t possess a Test-capable venue, so this will be the only chance for Cantabrians to see the tourists in action. Against the powerful Crusaders side, it will be a useful guide to what might be expected in the Test matches ahead. No side is likely to field more All Blacks against them.

No touring side likes being beaten by another made up entirely of students, but that was the lot for the 1977 Lions, downed 21-9 by NZ Universities at Lancaster Park.

HISTORY: THE TEMPEST The 1971 Lions game with Canterbury has gone down as one of the most combative encounters in touring matches in New Zealand. Alex Wyllie recounted his memory of events in the 14-3 loss. “All I can go by, and the talk among the guys in the front row, was that before the game Hoppy [Alistair Hopkinson] had been talking to some other props around the country and was told they [the Lions] were cheating and causing other problems. I was playing on the side of the scrum then and I remember Hoppy saying, ‘If you don’t get your bloody head up and do this, then you’re going to get it.’ They didn’t do anything about it and [Lions and Scotland prop Sandy] Carmichael just came boring in and dropping his head and everything else. So – in those days you could get away with it – Hoppy belted him. The other fight was a bit of a scuffle going on between, I’m pretty sure it was, Hamish Macdonald and Ray McLoughlin, and I just stepped in to try and help. Ray just took a swing at me and hit me. He split my cheek open but broke his thumb.”

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 vs BLUES Eden Park, Auckland, 7.35pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 10 vs CRUSADERS AMI Stadium, Christchurch, 7.35pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 13 vs HIGHLANDERS Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, 7.35pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 17 vs MAORI ALL BLACKS Rotorua International Stadium, 7.35pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 20 vs CHIEFS FMG Stadium Hamilton, 7.35pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 24 vs ALL BLACKS FIRST TEST: Eden Park, Auckland, 7.35pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 27 vs HURRICANES Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 7.35pm

SATURDAY, JULY 1 vs ALL BLACKS SECOND TEST: Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 7.35pm

SATURDAY, JULY 8 vs ALL BLACKS THIRD TEST: Eden Park, Auckland, 7.35pm

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LIONS REACTION The touring British press in 1971 had always been keen to have a shot at aspects of the NZ game, and this match gave them free rein. David Frost’s view in The Observer was typical in apportioning all blame to Canterbury. “In the first place Canterbury descended to the lowest level of thuggery, from the very start hitting the Lions with fists, knees, or boots at set scrums and lineouts and even in the open field. It was brutal and utterly out of character with the rest of the tour. Canterbury should be struck off the itinerary of the next Lions tour of New Zealand.” ONE-UP FOR THE SCARFIES No touring side likes being beaten by another made up entirely of students, but that was the lot for the 1977 Lions, downed 21-9 by NZ Universities at Lancaster Park. Central to the win was a contested long-range penalty attempt by halfback Doug Morgan. Television evidence suggested the goal was successful. The touch judges believed otherwise and it was over-ruled. As TP McLean said in Winter of Discontent, “It was an extraordinary event which became quite fateful when, eight minutes later, Mr [Kevin] Lynch awarded to [Paul] Macfie a try, which [Doug] Rollerson goaled, when [Universities halfback Mark] Romans at a scrum 5m plainly knocked the ball on before offering it on the pass to [David] Syms – God knows what the hooker was doing there – and Macfie a moment later found that the Lions’ defence was one man too few.”



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There’s something undeniably appealing about owning expensive and exclusive clothing and merchandise. The global luxury market grew by 3% in 2016 to a size of $240.47 billion; it seems we just can’t get enough of high-end products. To keep you in the know we’ve compiled a list of who’s who in the luxury merchandise game.


New York-based jewellery and fashion accessories company Tiffany & Co. has a market cap of USD$9.2billion and brand value of USD$2.47-billion.


Burberry is a London-based luxury brand founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry. The 2016 BrandZ Top100 report listed Burberry with a brand value of USD$4.59billion.


Coach Inc is a New York-based fashion products company founded in 1941. Coach is famous for its handbags, wallets, leather goods, fragrances and jewellery. According to Forbes, Coach’s brand value is USD$7.5 billion.


Rolex is a Swiss luxury watchmaker that started operations 112 years ago. As of May 2016, Rolex’s brand value was at USD$8.8 billion. One of Rolex’s most expensive watches costs as much as $1.1 million. Chanel

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Cartier was founded in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier. Cartier, owned by Switzerland-based luxury goods company Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, has more than 286 boutiques around the world in which it showcases its high-end jewellery and watches. Cartier’s brand value stands at USD$10.1billion.


Chanel is a high-end luxury brand founded in 1909 by Frenchwoman Gabrielle Chanel. The company manufactures and sells clothes, luxury goods and fashion accessories. Chanel’s brand value is estimated at USD$7.2 billion.


The 162-yearold company is also one of the most profitable brands in the world, with net profit margins of 30% as of May 2016. – Louis Vuitton Gucci

Hermès International is a France-based high-end fashion, textile and luxury goods brand, which was founded in 1938. Its brand value stands at USD$11.7-billion. The famous Hermès Birkin handbag costs USD$15,000.


Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton, is a top luxury brand that makes leather shoes, handbags, accessories, sunglasses, and jewellery. Its brand worth exceeds USD$27-billion. The 162-year-old company is also one of the most profitable brands in the world, with net profit margins of 30% as of May 2016.


The Florence, Italy-based company has a brand value of USD$12-billion, as of May 2016, according to Forbes. Gucci is a subsidiary of French holding company Kering.


Prada is an Italian luxury fashion brand that specialises in leather handbags, travel accessories, shoes, apparel, and perfumes. Founded in 1913, by Italian Mario Prada, Prada has a market cap of USD$8.6-billion and a brand value of $6.8-billion.

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Finding the ideal place to call home can be a challenge, and for these homeowners the decision to build meant not having to compromise on their wants. “You know when you find what you are looking for, and we just couldn’t find it,” they explain. “So we decided to create it for ourselves.” Seeking a home that was functional, familyfriendly and able to change and develop as their young children grew, the couple turned to designers Tobin Smith and Blair Paterson of CoLab Architecture. “It is incredibly important that you can relate to your designer and we instantly knew they understood what we wanted. Coupled with our builder, Clive Barrington they were a dream team.” For Tobin the synergy in the working relationship is one that made this project particularly special. “The homeowners knew how they wanted their home to function, both now and into the future, which allowed us to really understand and visualise how they wanted their home to perform; and Clive and his team were execptional at planning – staying one step ahead right throughout.” Describing the finished product as a “generous family home” Tobin and Blair have added their characteristic style to the project, transforming it from a simple structure into something special. “There is beauty to be found in simplicity,” explains Tobin, a feat perfectly embodied here. From the exterior the form is highlighted

through a play on black and white. Of particular note is the use of a metal cladding on the upper level of the home. Emphasising the lines of the home it brings an element of texture and depth, while enhancing the sense that this is something much more than simply a black and white home. “Classic design is achieved through simplicity and strength of concept,” offers Tobin. “And in this case it was about blending together all the clients’ wishes into a cohesive structure.” Merging the need for a self-contained guest quarter, multiple living areas, open spaces for entertaining and plenty of indoor-outdoor flow; the finished product has surpassed the homeowners’ expectation. “From coming through the front door, to the overall flow and feeling that has been achieved, we love all of it.” “It is classic, with elements of added visual interest,” continues the owner. “There are so many beautiful architectural details which lift it beyond being simple.” One such detail is the use of skylights, which with their lack of frames appear more as holes in the ceiling. A feat highlighted with the narrow slot window, in the formal living area. “The window extends up into a skylight,” explains Tobin. “It offers privacy to the outdoor courtyard, which is connected to the separate guest quarter, while performing in a practical sense to bring natural light into the room.”

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CHRISTCHURCH’S NEW LANEWAYS Richard Dalman reviews the potential for a bit of Melbourne coming to our city.

Last week I was in Melbourne and made the obvious connections between that great city and Christchurch: a strong focus on arts and sports, a cool winter climate, and a central grid street layout with a river running through. What Melbourne is also famous for, and Christchurch is developing, is a strong laneway system. Because these are only about six to eight metres across they provide a more intimate street experience, and having no cars they are filled with street furniture for dining and relaxing. The laneways provide both a ‘shortcut’ for walking, as well as a place to sit, eat, drink, relax and enjoy. A successful laneway is ‘activated’ on both sides, with vibrant restaurants; bars and shopfronts opening out onto it, and pedestrians can view the offerings on each side of the laneway as they walk down. Laneways can also bring a ‘secret side’ to a city, providing a narrow access to hard-to-find bars, almost so secret, with little or no signage, that you need to be ‘in the know’ to find it. The Melbourne laneways are successful because the locals have developed a ‘culture’ of living with them. Even in the cold winter months they brave the elements to sit in the open under gas-fired heaters to enjoy the experience. If the Christchurch laneways are to be

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VULNERABILITY Anne Hudson explores the work of Christchurch’s own Ben Reid, one of New Zealand’s most prominent printmakers.

He does this not by creating a placard or shouting at us but by creating sensitive works that demand our attention in a subtle, almost subversive, way.

The New Zealand environment and its beauty is a source of national pride. It is our tūrangawaewae – place to stand. Accordingly, there is an awareness of the vulnerability of that landscape. New Zealand was, for much of its existence, unpopulated and without predators. No snakes, no rats, rabbits or stoats, no sheep, no cattle or deer. Many species were unable to adapt to the effect of man’s needs as a hunter and later as a cultivator. Many birds are extinct and some on the verge of extinction. Ben Reid seeks to portray that vulnerability and loss within his sensitive prints. He uses a multi-layered approach of different printing methods demonstrating a mastery of the printmaking genre, often combining multiple techniques, such as dry-point etching and wood block, in one work. Printing is a skill-based process. There are several stages to go through in the creation of a print. The final picture may have an abstract quality but the making takes mastery and control. In many ways it is like glass art and ceramics where the process and material used are integrally part of the finished piece. Ben Reid’s work is a good example of this. Dry-point etching, for example, requires a steady hand. The image is drawn on to the metal plate; there is no room for error. It is then inked and paper is pressed on to the image to pick up the raised design. Woodblock work also requires patience and skill. Once the etching or block has been made it can be used many times over with different coloured inks.

The layering of images on to the paper requires care and precision. Reid says of printing, “There are certain effects, moods and qualities that can be created in original prints that can only be achieved using printmaking processes.” Reid’s prints are often multi-layered, building up the image, each layer offering its own associations. Paper, printed like Victorian wallpaper with repeated patterns, form the background. They look pretty but the animals portrayed so prettily are predators, such as rats and stoats. Using another process, the subsequent layer puts the subject in focus. We are seeing the bird in its habitat but are also being made aware of conservation issues of global warming, pest control, and pollution – all threats at the hand of man. Drawn to the sensitive representation of the prime subject we might miss the more subtle illustration of predators and other foe. A darker meaning hidden behind the beauty creates a tension, an anxiety for the plight of his subjects. Reid’s titles are often written on the work adding yet another layer. The text becomes part of the work. Reid asks us to consider our flora and fauna, particularly birds, by reminding us of the damage done to them through human intervention, persuading us to be more sensitive to the environment. He does this not by creating a placard or shouting at us, but by creating sensitive works that demand our attention in a subtle, almost subversive, way. We are drawn into the work, admiring his technique, his drawings and juxtaposition of ideas and then once entrapped we are made aware of his serious message.


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YOUR LINES Landscape architect Craig Wilson breaks down the use of straight vs curved paths.

One of the key questions I ask garden design clients when putting together a design brief is if they prefer straight or curved lines in the proposed layout. While some clients are open to either, some will have strong views against one or the other. In observing landscape and garden design of the last few years, it seems that straight lines have been the order of the day. This could be a response to a number of factors. Firstly, many of the new homes recently built are contemporary in nature with crisp, clean lines and this theme has been extended out into the landscape and garden to create an integrated look. Another key driver has probably been the general reduction in section sizes. Straight lines are easier to apply to a small site and, if part of the brief, can be used to create a space that reads visually bigger. A curved layout in a smaller space will often create bigger, deeper garden beds, particularly in the corners of sections and this may not meet the requirement of an often-requested low-maintenance garden. When it comes down to pragmatic matters – straight lines

are cheaper and easier to build than curves, especially in hard landscape elements. Does this mean the curve is dead in landscape design? No, not at all. Curves can create a flowing, restful atmosphere that’s often difficult to create with straight lines. Curved lines will seem to be the right response when there’s a significant natural element on site to refer to, like a stream edge, large existing tree or sloping change of level. A contemporary curvaceous element can create a strong contrast to the straight lines of a building and create an exciting design element that disrupts the predictability of clean, crisp lines. A key to using curves well in the landscape is to keep them bold, simple and not overly complex or ‘wobbling’ all over the place. The next garden layout you look at isn’t right or wrong because it used straight lines or curves – it was hopefully a reflection of the homeowner’s wishes or a well-designed use of the available space and site constraints. My question to you is which do you prefer?

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About Colour and New White Interiors The About Colour and New White Interiors showroom is well worth a visit if you are embarking on renovations, building a new home or just needing to refresh your surroundings. The showroom is a one-stop shop, where the knowledgeable staff can advise on paint colours from the wonderful About Colour range and Porters Paint from Australia. Ask about their specialty paint collection that includes ‘Instant Rust’ and ‘Liquid Tin’. New White Interiors offers a complete decorating service, as well as bespoke furniture, the latest wallpapers and fabrics. Find a wide range of interior solutions under one roof.

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NEWS ALEXA CHUNG RELEASES A NEW FASHION LABEL The British presenter-turned-designer has launched a label of 100-plus pieces including shoes, ready-to-wear and jewellery. Thirty-two-year-old Chung has always likened her look to a young Jean Shrimpton, saying that her style is really boring clothes – the implication being if you look like that, you can wear dowdy and make it look cool. Her key pieces she has become famous for are loafers, dungarees, cutoff denim shorts and the long mohair cardigan. Chung says of her new label, “With this first collection, I aim not only to delight your eyeballs but to furnish your wardrobe with all of your soon-to-be favourite pieces.” Arguably, one of the biggest influencers on young womenswear over the past decade, her collection is sure to make a big impact on the fashion scene.

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MUST HAVE A white shirt is a key fashion stable; Witchery OCRF white shirts are much more than just a piece to add to your wardrobe – they’re a gesture of hope and support for those living with ovarian cancer. One hundred per cent of sales of Witchery’s White Shirts (ex. GST) are donated directly to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation in the hope of learning more about the illness. We’ve got our eyes on this classic cotton shirt – paired with leather leggings it’s an essential winter look.

GO WILD FOR WOMEN ON THE GO We love the latest handbags by New Zealand designer Anna White. Drawing inspiration from contemporary art, architecture and culture, those in the collection are set to become modern classics for women on the go. Anna’s exceptional eye for detail and use of exquisite materials has us eager to see more.

The iconic ’80s Panthère de Cartier watch is back and better than ever. The design is a wildly inventive combination of pink gold and black enamel. An eye-catching style that is classically Cartier, the Panthère de Cartier starts at USD$24,900;



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TRELISE COOPER Victoria Tait catches up with top New Zealand fashion designer Trelise Cooper on what she’s reading, buying and finding inspiring.

Most treasured possession is... The conversations that I have with my 30-year-old son Jasper who now lives in New York. I treasure his wisdom, his insight and humanity.

I visited the Gucci store where my husband insisted I have three handbags and two pairs of shoes all in one go! Something I don’t think I’ve ever done.

The first thing I do in the morning... I’m woken up by my husband with a cup of hot water and lemon followed by a cup of coffee.

I’m reading... Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. It’s a very clever, modern tale about all the things we face as women today. I’d also recommend The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I loved this book.

Flats or heels? I’m five-foot-three, so heels. My signature fragrance is... Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle is my current go-to. The work of art I’d most like to own is... The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. I love it as I had an experience with my son Jasper at The Louvre where he explained the lighting and history behind the work. My recent extravagant purchase was... When I was recently in Hawaii,

You may not know this about me but... I have step-children who came into my life when they were four and five years old; they are now 42 and 43. They both were adopted by my husband and his former wife and are of Indian heritage. So, we have a lovely blended family, and all our children have a very close bond. The piece of advice I would give my younger self is... This too shall pass, and even though it doesn’t look like it at the time, this is a gift.





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Alice wears Push Pass Crop, $109, and Mr Big Shot Leggings, $159, by PE Nation, both available at Superette, with Excel Top by Bonnie, $95, from Ballantynes and Two Toned Hex Statement Necklace by Hannah Claire, from The Collective.

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THIS PAGE Daggerz Crop Jacket by Ksubi, $225, and Stella McCartney Run Zini Shorts, $119, both available at Superette, with Lorna Jane Slouchy Gym Tank, $49, from Ballantynes and Hannah Claire Necklace, $25, from The Collective. FACING PAGE Grey Flux Knit by Neche, $249, with Mesh Top by Queen Of The Foxes, $61, both available at The Collective, with Calvin Klein Performance Leggings, $109.95, from Ballantynes.

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MEGAN MAY Fitness and wellbeing coach Elly McGuinness speaks to the woman behind Little Bird Organics about what ‘organic’ really means.

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We can’t escape the fact that in order to thrive we need to look after this planet, ourselves and each other.

In the few years Little Bird Organics and its ‘Unbakeries’ have existed, Megan May has cemented her place as one of Auckland’s most important and influential chefs. Raw organic, vegan, natural and delicious goodness is what her and her team are all about. The tantalising, mouth-watering food they bring us is also the healthiest fare you could hope for – it’s free from meat, dairy, eggs, gluten, soy and refined sugar. Tell us a bit about your background and how Little Bird Organics was born. Little Bird Organics is a culmination of my love of food, health and wellbeing, the environment (I have a background in environmental science), and my upbringing on an organic farm. Not only is your personal health a reflection of how you feed and nourish yourself, it’s also a reflection of the health of our wider environment. We can’t escape the fact that in order to thrive we need to look after this planet, ourselves and each other. Most of our readers will know organic is a healthy choice but may not understand the full deal behind it. Can you explain how it differs from food that is just labelled as ‘natural’? Any product can be labelled ‘natural’. To be certified organic you must adhere to some pretty strict guidelines. Organics is much deeper than just having food without herbicides and pesticides on them. The process of growing organically is much healthier for the farmer and the rural communities they are grown in. Organics can have a positive impact on the earth as there is a focus on nourishing and replenishing the soil our food is grown in rather than depleting it. Importantly, it minimises the chemicals that make their way into our precious waterways.

What are your top healthy lifestyle tips for optimal wellbeing? Drink your greens, eat a lot of veges, develop a breathing or meditation practice and get some sleep! I also love cold showers for boosting circulation and immunity. If you have trouble getting started in the morning try swapping your coffee for a cold shower. You’ve got a couple of cafés in Auckland called ‘Unbakeries’ and something called the ‘Squeezery’? Our Unbakeries and Squeezery are an extension of our Little Bird Organics range, which you can get in health food stores and NW supermarkets around the country. We wanted to show people what a fresh wholefoods diet can look and taste like so we opened the cafés to showcase that. Cold-pressed juicing is an incredible way to make you feel amazing so we started our Squeezery. This supplies our stores with a range of delicious and healthy juices, nut milks and kefir drinks. You’ve got an amazing looking wellness retreat coming up in September at the Huka Lodge in Taupo. Tell us about some of the key features of this weekend. Food is the central part of the experience. The plant-based food we are serving is going to be incredible. Getting to work with the best local and organic ingredients with the exceptional Huka Lodge chefs is a highlight for me. People are going to be blown away at the beauty and flavours that we are creating together.


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TIGER EYE HAIR COLOUR. This is the new balayage colour that’s taking over Instagram. It’s all about having lush brunette hair that maintains depth and dimension. The ends gradually get lighter towards the bottom creating contrast. Named after the gemstone, the Tiger Eye technique is a mix of beautiful bronzed caramels and rich copper-brown highlights that melt seamlessly into your mane.

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PLAYGROUND Simon Mullinger takes a trip to Tekapo Springs to discover late-night stargazing in the hot pools and see what else this winter retreat has on offer. After an eclectic Spotify playlist, two chicken wraps, a discussion on toilet training and a brief restroom stop, my wife and I arrived at a sunny, snow-dusted Tekapo just three hours after setting off from Christchurch. Tekapo has grown since we last stayed here, but it certainly hasn’t lost any of its natural beauty in the process. A quick drive through the town revealed the new residential developments, consisting mainly of holiday homes with a sprinkling of residents; the extended retail/ hospitality strip; a new footpath connecting the town to the area where the Church of the Good Shepherd can be found; and Tekapo Springs. We stayed at Peppers Bluewater Resort, which is a great option for those who like the independence of a self-contained home but with the convenience of an excellent restaurant, bar and even staff at your disposal. Our lake-view apartment was on two levels, with the upstairs offering a generous living area, full kitchen and a balcony with a superb view of the lake and shuttle buses to Tekapo Springs. Finding ourselves child-free for the night we headed out in the evening to Tekapo Springs to relax and indulge in some romantic stargazing. Who knew? Practically naked stargazing is a thing, and I for one am glad. Stargazing is a recent addition to Tekapo Springs’s offerings and why not? Who wouldn’t like lying in steaming hot pools, looking up at the Milky Way above snow-capped mountains with knowledgeable staff on hand to guide you through your aquatic astronomical journey. The experience took over two hours; we had a clear night allowing us to experience astronomy through the three telescopes (we saw Saturn, Jupiter and the Omega Nebula). After our education we entered the pools on special floating hammocks to drink in the night sky. I have no other benchmark to judge this style of stargazing on as this was my first experience, however, it is an experience not to be missed. For the more adventurous, Tekapo and the surrounding area is an alpine playground with mountaineering, kayaking, scenic flights, three ski fields, fishing, cycling and even glacier tours. We, however, wanted to channel our inner child and plumbed for ice skating at Tekapo Springs. I was a little apprehensive; my wife, however, was more intrepid – until she rather unceremoniously fell flat on her behind, arms flapping, legs skyward. We haven’t laughed so much in a long time. Ice skating is just pure, simple fun and a great activity as long as you don’t take yourself too seriously. For some, Tekapo is the place to refill the car, stretch those tired legs or indulge in a bite to eat before pressing on to somewhere else. Tekapo, today, is a destination in its own right, anchored by the burgeoning Tekapo Springs. If the continued growth is managed tastefully this has the potential to become a mini Wanaka and a great weekend or overnight escape from Christchurch. I for one am bringing my family back over the winter.


1. For families: take advantage of the

babysitting services available to guests at the Peppers Bluewater Resort.

2. Kohan Restaurant is a must for Japanese food lovers. Their aptly named sushi – ‘The Tekapo Roll’ – has the potential to be a local delicacy. 3. Second only to mulled wine in alpine regions, hot chocolate in an eatery with an open fire is a nice respite from the potential sub-zero temperatures. Make the pilgrimage to the Tin Plate Kitchen and Bar for salvation. 4. If you are a fan of fine fare then

try the Rakinui at Peppers Bluewater Resort. The tangy cheese salad and the Angus eye fillet are to die for, and they even have their own beer on tap!

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Tekapo Star Gazing The ultimate in stellar relaxation, Tekapo Star Gazing is the Mackenzie Country’s newest offering. Combining the stunning Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve with the soul-warming hot pools of Tekapo Springs, the two-hour experience runs three times, nightly. Through high-powered telescopes, explore the southern night

sky and learn what many of its prominent features mean. Then, immerse yourself in a 38-degree hot pool to continue apppreciating uninterrupted views of the night sky.




With magical starry nights, brilliant sunny days, remarkable turquoise blue lakes and stunning snow-capped mountains, the Mackenzie region has it all.

Alpine Guides Ski the legendary Tasman Glacier with Alpine Guides and explore New Zealand’s largest glacier and its azure ice caves. Make turns down 8-10km ski runs, with professional guides that enable extraordinary skiing for ordinary skiers! Packages include three spectacular scenic flights with snow landings, and a picnic lunch in the snow. Flying every fine day from 1 June to 30 September.

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The Hermitage Nestled in the stunning Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, the iconic Hermitage Hotel is the perfect base for your next winter escape. Experience the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, a Big Sky Stargazing tour or the Tasman Valley Argo Tour, then dine in one of the hotel’s many restaurants, surrounded by the wonders of Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Mt Dobson Ski Field With natural dry powdered snow, trails for all abilities and a huge learner’s area with all-day sun and wide-open runs, Mt Dobson has it all. The café, equipment rental and Snow School, run by a passionate team of international instructors, ensure you have everything you need on the mountain.

Air Safaris Air Safaris has operated scenic flights throughout the World Heritage National Parks of Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini since 1970. The ‘Grand Traverse’ is an experience of a lifetime, recognised as the premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight-seeing experience and New Zealand’s “must do” scenic flight. Over 50 minutes, the magnificent flight encompasses two World Heritage National Parks, glaciers (Tasman, Fox and Franz Josef) and 200km of New Zealand’s most memorable and breath-taking scenery.

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Roundhill Ski Field Roundhill is a fantastic family ski field with breath-taking views of Aoraki Mt Cook, the Southern Alps and Lake Tekapo. There is terrain for all ages and stages, from a huge beginner’s area to the big mountain terrain accessed by the Heritage Express tow. With a sunny aspect, easy 8km access road and a fully licensed café, Roundhill is the perfect place to enjoy a day on the slopes. Open 1 July to 17 September 2017.

The Church of the Good Shepherd Probably the most photographed and iconic church in New Zealand and well worth a stop to tick it off! Built in 1935, this was the first church in the Mackenzie Basin. There is a stunning view of the lake and mountains through the altar window.

Lake Tekapo Motels and Holiday Park Set amongst mature trees, Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park and the Lakefront Lodge backpackers cater to every traveller. All with endless stunning views of Lake Tekpo and the surrounding mountains, choose from motels, Kiwi baches, en suite units, standard cabins, the backpackers lodge, power sites and tent sites.

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Lake Tekapo Cottages Looking for a little independence with your accommodation? Separate, self-contained and secluded cottages await you, all conveniently located near the lake, church and shops.

Mackenzies Café & Bar Enjoy great food and spectacular views in a beautiful environment. Casual café meals for brunch and lunch and a relaxed atmosphere for evening a la carte dining. For something a little different try the stone grill menu. Proud purveyors of great food, Allpress coffee, New Zealand wines and Monteith’s craft beer. Open 10am every day.

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Tin Plate Kitchen & Bar Take a seat by the open fire and relax in this contemporary eatery. The seasonally-led main menu and diverse range of wines, craft beer and cocktails cater to all tastes – with gluten-free and vegetarian diets accommodated for, too. Drop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply a delicious housemade pizza.

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Peppers Bluewater Resort Near the shores of Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort offers high-end accommodation amidst equally as stunning scenery. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, the resort’s Rakinui Restaurant & Bar embraces the fine fare available in Mackenzie Country, with a modern farm-to-table philosophy that will complete your sensory experience of this beautiful region.

Lake Alexandrina Situated to the west of Lake Tekapo, Lake Alexandrina is a remote high country body of water situated among tussock covered hills amidst a panorama of snow-capped mountains. There is a great serene walk to be had but for fly fishing enthusiasts there is an abundance of trout (brown and rainbow) and salmon.

Earth & Sky Stargazing See the galaxies and stars like never before from a mountaintop location and New Zealand’s only optical research observatory. The University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory and Cowan’s Observatory both sit at the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve – the largest of eleven in the world. For a hands-on, authentic and educational astronomy experience that’s not to be forgotten, visit Earth & Sky Stargazing.

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GO RACING IN AN SUV Ross Kiddie discovers the technology in Audi’s SQ7 is engineered for performance.

It’s going to cost you almost $200,000, but if you want a sport utility vehicle that you can do hot laps in at the Nurburgring, blast to 100km/h in 4.9sec and have it handle like a racing car, then the Audi SQ7 is the wagon that covers all bases. The SQ7 is an extension of the Q7 SUV, instead of having the 3-litre V6, it is powered by a 4-litre, twin-turbocharged, quad-camshaft V8, and is diesel-fed. Audi rates the engine with a staggering 320kW and 900Nm of torque, the latter realised at just 1000rpm to 3250rpm thanks to an electric compressor which works to the point where the turbochargers kick in fully, thereby eliminating any lag. It’s a clever system, and I guess, you’d expect nothing less from Audi, or a vehicle of this price. The reality is the SQ7 is loaded with kit, it’s not just the stuff that makes it go quick, like the engine, the eight-speed Tiptronic transmission, the clever sports rear differential and four-wheel-drive and steering, but the interior has a wealth of specification for both comfort and convenience. Nothing has been left to chance and, what’s more, the SQ7’s controls and layout are intuitive and it is also an SUV where seven

occupants can feel comfortable. For me, the SQ7 is more about its engineering, and while the mechanicals are structured for high performance, the ease at which it all seems to happen is amazing, the levels of refinement are enormous and its ability seems somewhat subdued. Yes, there is V8 burble out the exhaust pipes, and that in itself is misleading as you get the sound of a petrol engine, but as mentioned, the SQ7 is a diesel and there is little indication of that, except perhaps in its fuel usage statistics. Audi claims a 7.2-litre per 100km (39mpg) combined cycle rating for the seven-seater, which correlates well with the 8.9l/100km (32mpg) figure constantly showing on the trip computer. That sits alongside a 5l/100km (56mpg) instantaneous reading at 100km/h, the engine loping over at just 1350rpm. What makes those figures even more remarkable was that they were gleaned from a spirited test drive. I took the test car west to Springfield, returning back to the city via the scenic route State Highway 72. The SQ7 is a touring car of true genius, it whispers through the air and is relaxing to drive, yet when you want to push a bit

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harder, and a bit quicker, it responds with an athleticism that is unrealistic for a vehicle which weighs in at around 2.4-tonne. The steering is quick and affords the perfect feel, the suspension is compliant providing a moderately soft ride, yet it arrests body movement with amazing control along with dealing to uneven road surfaces. Often a rutted corner will unbalance a car and move it off-centre, but in the SQ7 that doesn’t happen, it steers precisely. A lot of that has to do with the quality of the huge sport specification Continental tyres (285/40 x 21in), but the rest must be attributed to the perfection within the Quattro four-wheel-drive system which affords natural grip. As mentioned in my introduction, the SQ7 handles like it was destined for the track, there are even drive modes and dash display readouts to encourage that. I also mentioned the SQ7’s acceleration off the mark. It’s impressive, too, at highway speed, an overtaking manoeuvre between

80km/h and 120km/h achievable in just 3.5sec. Driver-selectable engine management protocols also override some of the air suspension settings, the SQ7 can be raised or lowered slightly to suit the terrain and/or type of travel. It’s fair to mention that much of the kit which makes the SQ7, in this instance, a formidable sports machine, is optional. The entry-level car sits at $175,900, but the advanced suspension package, ceramic brake package, sport diff and rear steering are added cost extras. To my way of thinking if you paid the extra it would be money well spent, even just to experience the technology which makes an unrealistic sport machine the cat’s whiskers in terms of handling dynamics. What this drive also served to prove is that Audi is at the forefront of technology and that has lured me back into thinking a lot more about the brand, I simply can’t wait to see more exciting product from this high-profile German manufacturer come my way.

THE SPECS PRICE: Audi SQ7, $175,900 DIMENSIONS: Length, 5069mm; width, 1968mm; height, 1741mm CONFIGURATION: Four-cylinder, fourwheel-drive, 3956cc, 320kW, 900Nm, eight-speed automatic PERFORMANCE: 0-100km/h, 4.8sec FUEL USAGE: 7.2l/100km

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GOURMET AT MY TABLE Unleash your inner master chef with these top-shelf local ingredients.

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Wishing to enjoy the finer things in life, Kate Preece takes her family to the Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry. PHOTOGRAPHY CHARLIE JACKSON

Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry was busy the day three generations of my family chose to share High Tea. The dining area was already full of small groups, with many tables graced with a three-level stand or two. The popping of corks and regular appearance of trays of Veuve Clicquot suggested we were not alone in our choice of the Boutique High Tea ($75 per person), the crème de la crème of three offerings available at the Pantry, and we couldn’t wait to taste the treats to come. And then it arrived. Wow. Christchurch-made stainless-steel frames and glistening white plates supported a feast of miniature savoury and sweet works of art. As we soon learnt, these treats were as complex in flavour as they were in their construction. The six-year-old was drawn to the ‘mince pie’ (Asian-spiced slowcooked sticky beef cheek pie), while my mother’s first bite was of the butter puff galette – a combination of Kikorangi blue cheese, roasted pear, caramelised onion and walnuts. The first impressions did not lead to disappointment; these morsels proved to be as good as they looked. My favourite was the beetroot and feta tartlet, as the complementary toasted almond, honey and fresh mint lifted it beyond the norm. What would a high tea be without… tea? Though you can opt for coffee, chai or hot chocolate (as my daughter did), it was tea for two. My mother went for ‘pure peppermint’, and for me, I followed the personable waitress’s suggestion of a ‘springtime chocolate mint’ tea with milk. The hot drinks, playing a key part in the proceedings, were brought to the table at a time indicated by us – in this case, again upon recommendation, it was after sandwiches, scones and tarts and to accompany the dessert collection. The presentation of the coconut sable Breton was irresistible to the six-year-old, but it was the discovery of pineapple compote inside one layer and coconut mousse in the other that made it her standout. I found the salted caramel in the pecan tartlet delicious, and it worked so well with its scorched pecans. For Mum, it was the pear Helene. Comprised of spiced pear, vanilla mousse and Belgium dark chocolate, it was a good one for someone with less of a sweet tooth. While high tea is traditionally an afternoon affair, you can have it all day at the Pantry. Though, whatever time you do make your reservation (and you must), once you are seated at the homestead, relax and don’t be in a hurry. It took time to prepare these delights, and you will not regret sitting back for two hours making your way through the smorgasbord of delicacies, while sipping on Champagne and a cup of Dilmah.

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terrACe downs resort What better way to spend an afternoon with friends or family than having a high tea in the tranquil setting of Terrace Downs Resort. Available everyday 11am - 3pm from 5th June. Make your Sunday extra special with our popular Sunday buffet. Come and enjoy a delicious menu of classic and International flavours, accompanied by live music. Every Sunday 12.30pm. *Bookings essential, call today: 03 318 6943 Email:

Valley Inn TaVern Our fantastic sheltered courtyard is a great place to while away those long summer days. Relax over a drink and enjoy our fantastic new menu that reflects those warmer days. ENJOY YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAYS IN A RELAXED OUTDOOR SETTING 2 Flavell Street, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch Ph 384 1124 Open daily from 10am - 11pm Follow us on Facebook

Mona Vale HoMestead and Pantry Rebuilt brick by brick and once again elegant in her heritage best, Mona Vale Homestead & Pantry is welcoming visitors for breakfast, brunch, lunch and exquisite High Teas. Also ideal for weddings, special occasions and corporate events. Open now 7am-5pm 40 Mona Vale Avenue, Fendalton 03 341 7450 Follow us on Facebook

Kum Pun Thai Experience all of the exotic flavours that Thailand has to offer right here in Christchurch. Delightful surroundings with a fantastic outdoor courtyard, this is the enjoyable place as an alternative to cooking, or for that special occasion to treat your loved ones.These authentic dishes are designed to delight. The extensive menu and great hospitality is perfect for lunch and dinner.Try our very popular $12 lunch menu with work friends. Dinner Mon-Sun 5.30pm-10.00pm 7 Days Lunch Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm 73 Victoria Street, Christchurch. Phone: 03 365 5494


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Spectacular Harbour Views Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant offer’s a warm & friendly atmosphere over looking the working port of Lyttelton. We have a range of wonderful meal options to suit all. Seafood, Steaks, Burgers, Thai dishes, Vegetarian, pasta & kids meals. We serve only the freshest locally caught fish & our produce is also fresh & from the local markets. From our boats to your plate. Now open for Breakfast Sat/Sun from 8am.


New café promising to deliver beautiful food.

Industrial chic on the outside, awesomely trendy on the inside. We are the perfect venue for private functions. Catering to suit any budget. Our cafe also has a wide selection of contemporary gift ware, curios and Kiwiana. We are very kid friendly! Check out our Weds/Thurs ‘Feed a Family for $50' dinner special (pictured)!

39 Norwich Quay, 8082 Lyttelton. Ph 328 7530 Open Wed to Sun 11.30am to late

Having worked as a Chef in Melbourne for 5 years, and also working with Shannon Bennet, a guest judge on MasterChef Australia, we have moved home to fulfil our dream of opening our own cafe. Opens: Mon - Fri 7am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 8am - 4pm 262 Tuam Street, Christchurch 03 379 3977 or Follow us on Facebook

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AlvArAdo’s MexicAn cAntinA Come and try our TRADITIONAL MEXICAN FOOD... Alvarados is the essential destination for experiencing true Mexican cuisine. Open daily from 11.00am. 77 Stevens Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch Ph 03 374 4149 Follow us on Twitter @Alvaradoschch


Bring along your social club, colleagues, friends or family and warm up this winter with a sumptuous X’mas feast buffet! Lunch Monday to Friday $23.50pp, Saturday & Sunday $24.50pp. Dinner Monday to Thursday $30.50pp, Friday to Sunday $32.50pp. Senior Citizens discount available. Mid Winter Xmas Buffet Saturday 17 June to Sunday 2 July 2017.

Open daily for lunch and dinner 110 Marshland Road, Christchurch. Ph 386 0088 Like us on Facebook

Sala Sala aSian FuSion ReStauRant After a years hiatus Sala Sala has reopened under new management, much to the joy of the locals, with its fresh take on Asian fusion and upstairs private function rooms, all brought to you in the comfort of the Merivale suburbs. Opening Hours Tuesday - Sunday, closed Mondays Lunch: 11.30am - 2.00pm Dinner: 5.30pm - late. Fully Licensed. 142 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch Phone: 03 355 5932


RIVERVIEW RESTAURANT Located in the Cashmere Club, the Riverview Restaurant offers quality, affordable a la carte dining, 7 days a week. Specialists in events and special occasions. No function too big or too small. Private functions room available. Dine al fresco on the sheltered patio. Open for Lunch: Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun. Open for Dinner from 5.30pm Tues to Sun. (Closed Mon). Fully Licensed. 50 Colombo Street, Christchurch Phone: 03 332 0092 Members, guests & affiliates welcome



Embers has a stylish, cosy atmosphere, filled with unique furnishings and complete with its very own open fire pit. Meals are crafted to share, enhancing a social, family bonding and interactive dining experience. Mezzanine floor available for private functions.

Located opposite Riccarton Park, this hotel offers great dining, Sports Bar (with pool tables, SKY sport, gaming lounge, TAB), Carbine Lounge and affordable accommodation. Hoofbeats Restaurant (FAMOUS FOR THEIR ROASTS) open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Open Wednesday to Sunday 310 Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui Phone: 03 359 9586 Members, guests & affiliates welcome

Open daily from 6.30am. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 118 Racecourse Road, Riccarton, Christchurch Phone 03 342 7150

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Located upstairs in the New Brighton Club, the Pierview Restaurant offers a stunning panoramic view of the Pegasus coastline and New Brighton Pier. Irresistible a la carte menu, excellent specials and now open for Brunch on Sundays from 10.30am.

Que Vola Contigo Christchurch! The Cuban is a gorgeous piece of Havana right in the centre city. Sample exquisite Cuban street food. Marvel at the extensive selection of rum, and our very own Cuba Laga (lager). All while relaxing in the stunning covered courtyard. See you at The Cuban.

Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 5.30pm and Sunday Brunch from 10.30am. 202 Marine Parade, New Brighton Phone 03 388 8210

Open Tuesday - Thursday 3pm - late and Friday - Sunday 11.30am - late. Closed Monday. 236 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Phone: 03 260 2605

TREVINOS RESTAURANT & BAR Nestled in the heart of Christchurch, filled with mountains of food and lakes of beverages, sits an astounding restaurant with irresistible and fine tasting food, accompanied by an unmatched atmosphere. Super Rugby live on the bar’s screens, live music. New Menu Out Now - come try our New Light Bites Selection Open 7 Days, 9am - 1am Cnr Riccarton Road & Mona Vale Avenue, Riccarton. Phone: 03 343 5378




A taste of Italy right here in Selwyn... Prebbleton’s best kept secret is a secret no longer. The Milanese fully licenced Italian restaurant and pizzeria is an exceptional place to dine when you want a taste of Italy. Fresh Pasta, Carbonara, Spaghetti, to authentic Italian Pizzas. Dine In or Takeaway. Licensed/BYO wine only. Private Functions available.

A treasure trove of local, organic and gourmet goodies for the health-conscious foodie. The wood-panelled deli counter delivers old world charm and an extensive array of NZ and European cheeses. Fine foods and artisan goods adorn the rustic pallet shelving along with tempting treats for gluten, dairy and sugar-free devotees. Try the awesome takeaway Atomic coffee or turmeric latte. Gift hampers & vouchers available. Gourmet Platters to order.

Cnr Springs & Marshs Road 407 Springs Road, phone 349 9652 (entrance on Marshs Road, behind Vege Shop)

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Tai Tapu HoTel ‘unique CounTry pub’ Fine food, friendly folk, fabulous scenery and relaxed atmosphere. Sheltered courtyard and outdoor areas, perfect for dining or platters and wines. A La Carte Restaurant Open 7 Days 12pm to Last seating around 8pm 780 Old Tai Tapu Road P: 03 329 6819

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Vibrant Funky Gastro Pub with Great Food, Great atmosphere... Fantastic service... Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.. Make us your local... your home away from home!!

Visit the Silver Dollar Bar & Restaurant To experience a selection of fine wines, cold beers and great food. The Extensive lunch & evening menu includes a variety of dishes, both affordable satisfying meals as well as ‘Special Dishes’… Relax in comfort in either the amazing indoor Bar & Restaurant or large sunny & sheltered courtyard.

The friendly Quartz team offers great service in a comfortable, modern setting. An extensive food & beverage menu has something for everyone. Delicious, hearty versions of favourites - burgers, steaks, fish, chicken & salads. The earlybird special entices families to dine before 6pm with $5 kids meals, leaving an ambient setting later for couples or friends catching up. Bookings appreciated.

Open Monday – Sunday 11am – 11pm Now open for breakfasts, Sunday’s 9am – 12pm Bookings Essential. Ph 03 347 0386 871 Jones Rd, Rolleston

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Open 7 days - 9am till Late Bookings recommended Ph 03 260 0866 55 Faringdon Boulevard, Rolleston 284-286 Lincoln Road, Addington

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New Chef de Cuisine for Pescatore at The George The talented chef Ryan Henley has returned to The George hotel in Christchurch as Chef de Cuisine for Pescatore restaurant. Ryan previously spent four years at The George before working at Melbourne’s Vue de Monde with acclaimed Australian chef Shannon Bennett.

Winter Pop-Up Restaurant Kingsford Kitchen will be transformed into a contemporary, elegant restaurant, with divine menus full of inspiring delectable treats for a special winter season. There will be 12 events over the three months, starting with June 15, 16, 29 and 30. To secure your seat, contact

Lewis Road Creamery – Steak Butter Made in collaboration with leading chef Sean Connolly and described as “the perfect steak butter”, the latest addition to the Lewis Road Creamery range is not to be missed. Blended in small batches with a mix of exceptional spices of the finest quality, it will take your steak to another level of flavour and indulgence.

Award-winning Olive Oil In the New York International Olive Oil Competition, arguably the largest of international olive oil competitions, Robinsons Bay and Old French Road both won gold with their extra virgin olive oil entries. Both olive groves are from Akaroa and were Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show respectively at the 2016 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards.



Top wines of the month matched with sumptuous foods.

The Winemaker’s Wife Waipara RosÊ 2016 Fancy a glass of something pink? Try this elegant Pinot Rose, a silver medal winner at the Canterbury Wine Awards. Drink in the aromas of lifted rose petal and strawberry. This is a wine made to be enjoyed now.

Food Match Enjoy this wine with friends and a selection of wafer biscuits, pecorino cheese, slices of parma ham and pear wedges.

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An air of tension pervaded Peterborough Street as a black tuxedo was semi lost in the shadows, given away only by the flash of crisp white shirtfront, as the stranger strode confidently towards the door of Sixty6. Below street level, the dim light fell upon faces in the crowd which turned to the new arrival. The cavern was for the evening, a mingling place of dashing heroes and mysterious ladies, the set upon which the James Bond themed inaugural fundraising event for St Andrew’s College Rowing Club, would be played out, with more to come in the future.

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The spotlight’s silvery blade cleaved the autumn evening, like a beacon enticing guests to enter a wonderland. Points of light glittered out from the grandeur, crisply dressed tables awaiting eager diners, shone with the opulent promise of an evening to remember. A whirlpool of conversation whipped up as friends met and strangers were invited to become so. Sumptuous fare now occupied the attention, strengthening partygoers for the fundraising to come, followed by dancing the night away.

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“Roll up, roll up!” cried the ringmaster as in a flurry of spangled costumed and serpentine limbed performers, the macabre circus rolled into town. Ensconced at Sixty6 on Peterborough, Oddities & Curios proved an accurate description; bizarre apparitions vied to accost the attention of guests entering the eccentric dreamland. Alongside the amusingly disturbing sideshow alley, the real business of gaming for charity progressed. Throughout the long evening, much financial bounty was gathered, to be later distributed to many local charities and the memories of the mad fun lingered on.

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LYNN WOODS PINK RIBBON BREAKFAST Liberated from the gloom of night, shafts of pomegranate tinted sun infused the plump clouds, the union creating a glorious dawn. A perfect morning then, to partake of food and drink and absorb the wisdom, wit and inspiration of Dame Trelise Cooper. Ladies had gathered to attend a Pink Ribbon Breakfast, sponsored by couturier Lynn Woods to support Breast Cancer Cure, the charity of which Dame Trelise was patron for eight years. On a mission to help find a cure for breast cancer by 2018, Breast Cancer Cure is forging ahead in the battle, raising essential funds by events such as this.

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PIPES & DRAMS AT THE TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL Christine and Peter Fitzhardinge A freezing wind, so reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands, blew savagely about Latimer Square, mocking those enjoying warm shelter within the Transitional Cathedral, where the aroma of fine scotch whisky hung on the cloistered air. Organised by The Scottish Society of New Zealand Pipe Band, Pipes & Drams was an opportunity for whisky lovers to taste and learn about their chosen luxury, all to the unforgettable sounds of the bagpipes. Raising money to send a group of pipers far away to Glasgow, to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships was the main reason for the evening of kilted fun. Now, time for MY wee dram!

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As the keys of the city were passed from summer to autumn, Strategy Creative hosted a marvellous party at The Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA). The line of invitees had to be subjected to the ministrations of the very dodgy looking Dr Dan the Psychologist, who, mouthing a mixture of mumbo-jumbo and shamelessly big words, “analysed” them. Following the initiation of silliness, the time was good to mingle and enjoy the art of David Shrigley. Throughout the gallery, the sounds of admiration for the works and of hospitality being enjoyed, combined to make the evening’s soundtrack.

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SAT DJ Double Feature, 9pm Baretta Evan Dando ‘Baby I’m Bored’ World Tour, 8.30pm, tickets $42.50+bf@utr Blue Smoke Cropduster, 10.30pm Carlton DJ Ash-S, 9pm Casa Publica Lindon Puffin, 2pm; Emerson, 9pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire Shameless Few, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Live music, 10pm The Cuban Susie & Regan, 9pm Trevinos SUN

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Great Carlton Quiz, 4pm Carlton Sunday Jazz Session, 2pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire


MON Regan & Susie, 5pm Carlton


TUE Open Mic Night, 5pm Carlton Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish Pub


WED Assembly Required, 8.30pm Carlton Willie McArthur, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub


THUR HeadRush, 9pm Carlton DJ, 9pm Empire Boiling Billy, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub DJ, 9pm The Cuban


Baretta Bar & Restaurant 174 St Asaph Street Phone 03 260 2600

FRI Live music, 4pm; Live music, 7.30pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta Nomad, tickets $20+bf@utr,


8.30pm Blue Smoke D’Sendantz, 10pm Carlton DJ Maestro B, 9pm Casa Publica DJ, 10pm Empire Emerson, 5pm; Nacoa, 9.30pm Dux Central Topia, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Live music, 8pm The Cuban Vague-As Bros, 9pm Trevinos


SAT DJ Double Feature , 9pm Baretta Flat City Brotherhood, 8pm Carlton DJ Paul McKessar, 9pm Casa Publica Mulled Festival, 12pm; Big Rig, 9pm Dux Central DJ,10pm Empire Shameless Few, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Live music, 8.30pm The Cuban Reckless duo, 9pm Trevinos


SUN Graeme James ‘Highways Tour’, tickets $10+bf@eventfinda or khoa entry, 4pm Blue Smoke Great Carlton Quiz, 4pm Carlton Sunday Jazz Session, 2pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire


MON Marcel, 5pm Carlton TUE


Open Mic Night, 6pm Carlton Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish Pub


WED Topia duo, 8.30pm Carlton Willie McArthur, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub


THUR Summer Drive, 9pm Carlton DJ, 9pm Empire Stephen McDaid, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub


FRI Live music, 4pm; Live music, 7pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta Hobnail ‘The Blue Skies’ Tour, tickets $20+bf@eventfinda, 8.30pm Blue Smoke Smoke & Mirrors, 10pm Carlton

DJ Dwight Caldwell 9pm Casa Publica Emerson, 5pm; Get Set, 9pm Dux Central DJ Phase, 10pm Empire HeadRush, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Live music, 9.15pm The Cuban Southfield, 9pm Trevinos


SAT DJ Double Feature, 9pm Baretta Ctrl Alt Rock, 10.30pm Carlton DJ Ash-S, 9pm Casa Publica Tim Driver, 2pm; Nacoa, 9pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire Dateless n Desperate RockBand, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Live music, 8.30pm The Cuban


SUN Great Carlton Quiz, 4pm Carlton Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire


MON Harpy Noise, 5pm Carlton


TUE Open Mic Night, 6pm Carlton Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish Pub


WED D’Sendantz, 8.30pm Carlton Willie McArthur, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub


THUR Smoke & Mirrors, 9pm Carlton DJ, 9pm Empire Boiling Billy, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub


FRI Live music, 4pm; Live music, 7pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta Tiny Ruins ‘NZ Winter Tour’, tickets $25+bf@utr, 8.30pm Blue Smoke Assembly Required, 10pm Carlton DJ Maestro B, 9pm Casa Publica

Emerson, 5pm; Big Rig 9pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire Shameless Few, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Live music, 9.15pm The Cuban Nyree, 9pm Trevinos


SAT DJ Double Feature, 9pm Baretta Flat City Brotherhood, 10.30pm Carlton DJ Dwight Caldwell, 9pm Casa Publica Kitchen Collective, 2pm; Get Set, 9.30pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire HeadRush 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Live music, 8.30pm The Cuban Reckless duo, 9pm Trevinos


SUN Great Carlton Quiz, 4pm Carlton Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire


MON Nick Lee, 5pm Carlton


TUE Open Mic Night, 6pm Carlton Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish Pub


06, 13, 20, 27


WED Topia duo, 8.30pm Carlton Willie McArthur, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub

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THUR Summer Drive, 9pm Carlton DJ, 9pm Empire Stephen McDaid, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub





FRI Live music, 4pm; Live music, 7pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta Ctrl Alt Rock, 10pm Carlton DJ Paul McKessar, 9pm Casa Publica Emerson, 5pm; Izonik, 9pm Dux Central DJ, 10pm Empire Topia, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub Live music, 9.15pm The Cuban Reckless duo, 9pm Trevinos

Live Music Mulled Beverages Great Food

Dux Central, 6 Poplar St, Ph 03 943 7830.




Tickets $42.50+bf

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82 STYLE | finance

FINANCE FOR THE BRUNCHING MILLENNIAL Financial advisor Travis Hamilton gives us some tips on how to save for our retirement. Let’s face it, for the millennial generation there will be no guarantee a future government will pay them a pension and it’s likely that the retirement age will go up. These warnings are coming loud and clear. There remain many opportunities for millennials who want to take steps to create a brighter financial future.

NINE THINGS ANY MILLENNIAL CAN DO: KNOW YOUR GOALS What do your 40s, 50s, 60s and retirement look like? If you’re going to be that 70-year-old Kiwi that travels a lot, or wants income from property investment, plan backwards from that and work out what you need to do and how much money will be required. MAKE KIWISAVER WORK FOR YOU Negative attitudes around KiwiSaver benefits need to change. Balances are getting higher and it’s becoming a significant asset for many people. It’s worth noting that the minimum amount you should be putting into KiwiSaver is $1,086 so you receive the government’s tax credit of $543. This is a 50% return that you’ll struggle to find elsewhere. Consider the risk level, too. If you’re saving for your first property, you might want to be in a more conservative (or low-risk) fund, but if retirement is your goal, a high-growth fund will likely deliver you the best return, but at higher risk.

BUY A HOUSE WHERE YOU CAN AFFORD TO – NOW! They say that the best time to buy a property was yesterday, but that’s no use to millennials earning a decent wage but spending it on high rents in New Zealand’s major cities. Forget about where you can’t afford, carry on renting where you are and buy what you can afford to rent it out. If where you can afford is the “next big thing”, then the gains you make should be enough to kick-start a property search in your preferred area. TEAM UP WITH MATES FOR PROPERTY GAINS If you can’t borrow your deposit from the equity gains in your parents’ or grandparents’ properties, unite with your fellow millennials. Consider owning a property together, either to rent or for one couple to part-own and part-rent. At least this gets you onto the ladder. Lawyers can draft up all the necessary paperwork to make sure the ownership arrangement is fully understood.

STYLE | finance

REALISE YOUR MORTGAGE IS NOT SET IN STONE The contract between you and your lender isn’t a rigid one and mortgages should reflect the best aspects of your financial situation and interest rates, bank lending and your goals changes. Ultimately, the goal is to pay your mortgage off quickly, meaning you’ll repay less over time. Split your mortgage into manageable chunks to achieve a series of short-term goals. A five-per-cent chunk sits aside from the total and can have current best interest rates applied to it – it’s an easy way to make a dent in your debt. USE INVESTMENTS TO CREATE CASH FLOW Allocating some money to investments (which can be made on your behalf by a funds manager) can give you enough returns to pay off another debt. Cash flow can also be created from a property you’ve bought and rented out. MAKE TINY SACRIFICES NOW TO SAVE EXPONENTIALLY LATER For your mortgage, by making an increase in payments of around the price of a flat white a day, you could reduce your mortgage term by more than four years. That’s a huge saving when you consider that the average total repayment is more than two and half times the original loan amount. WORK ON YOUR FINANCIAL LITERACY Stop thinking you’re just one of those people that is “bad with money”. You can change that.

There are a vast number of books and online resources that can help, but in New Zealand most financial advisors will give you free financial advice – you’ve just got to ask. GET INSURANCE EARLY AND LEVEL YOUR PREMIUMS Your health and ability to earn an income are your biggest assets. To lose either would be a major financial set-back, which could put your life goals out of reach. The younger you sign up for health insurance, trauma, life and income protection, the more likely you’re to be covered without exclusions and the cheaper your premiums will be if you level them. By levelling the premium (whereby you pay a higher amount initially but the amount stays the same and doesn’t escalate with age), you’ll save tens of thousands over a lifetime.

WHAT IS A ‘MILLENIAL’? Someone born in the 1980s to early 2000s, reaching adulthood in the 21st century.


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STYLE | etiquette



Victoria Tait gives advice on the traditional vs modern dinner party seating plans.

THE PROPER RULES If there are no place cards, the hostess tells the diners which seat to take or requests they determine their own places. • The place of honour at the table is to the right side of the host because most people are right-handed. • Unless protocol is being observed, other guests should not be seated according to their importance. Beyond these few guidelines, guests should be arranged in the way the host feels will be most congenial for conversation. The most common are male/female and not seating partners next to each other. Once the meal has concluded, women and men separate with women congregating in the drawing room and the men left to play cards, drink and speak about the ways of the world…

THE STYLE RULES In the modern age, we figure a more relaxed approach is appropriate, so we’ve come up with a few strategies to keep dinner party conversations flowing and add a little humour to the night. Musical chairs: after your guests have finished a course, each man must move two seats to the right. This can spice up the night with a few risks involved; one a guest might end up sitting next to their husband at some point, which would be rather boring, or worse, their ex, which would have a slightly different outcome. When a person excuses themselves from the table to smoke or go to the bathroom, you – as the host or hostess – take their place. When they return, they must take yours. This continues throughout the evening and creates a fluid interchange. Pull names out of a hat – it’s a fair, no-nonsense way to make sure everyone has a seat and no one can complain. However, we would only suggest this method for small dinner parties, otherwise you’ll be standing with a hat in your hand while the main course slowly turns to blackened charcoal in the kitchen. At the end of the meal, we suggest turning tradition on its head by sending the men to the drawing room and leave the women sitting round the table to smoke, drink and talk about shagging.


86 STYLE | win

Every month, Style sources a range of exceptional prizes to give away. It’s easy to enter, simply go to and fill in your details on the ‘Win With Style’ page. Entries close June 30.

THE CHRISTCHURCH ART SHOW 2017 The fourth Christchurch Art Show is here! Hundreds of artists from all over New Zealand will have thousands of works on display. Opening night is Thursday 15 June 7.30pm and we have one double pass (worth $80) to give away to a lucky reader. The show runs 16-18 June – Friday and Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.

AN ADRENALIN FOREST EXPERIENCE Adrenalin Forest is a multi-level aerial obstacle course designed to progress you higher and higher into the trees via rope bridges, swings, nets and flying foxes. Starting at 1.5m above the ground and reaching 30m among the tree tops at the sixth level, the experience is suitable for all ages (from 1.3 metres tall), and for everyone with a basic level of fitness. We have a family pass for four to give away. Be it two adults and two children/teenagers, or four children/teenagers, the winning group will experience a day to remember.

LUXURY SKINCARE Pure Shade is a brand new luxury skincare range by the NZ Sunscreen Company. The SPF 50+ sun cream doubles as a moisturiser and skin brightener while protecting your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. The antipollution repair cream has been designed as a night cream which tightens, lightens and hydrates the skin while drawing out any heavy metals or damaging environmental pollutants from the day. We have one pack to give away to one lucky reader valued at $163 including a Pure Shade SPF 50+ Sunscreen and a Pure Shade Anti-Pollution Repair cream.

‘Wood Pigeon’ by Christchurch artist Kate Beatty.

LAST MONTH’S WINNERS: SCHWARZKOPF: Judy Philips. HOMEGROWN KITCHEN: Olive Crothall. KIWI GARDENER: Michelle Tanfield. *Conditions: Each entry is limited to one per person. You may enter all giveaways. If you are selected as a winner, your name will be published in the following month’s edition. By registering their details, entrants give permission for Star Media to send further correspondence, which they can opt out of at any stage.



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