Style 12-01-18

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Summer Issue NEW YEAR TRENDS From the cars to drive to the handbags to buy


The Style fashion team on location in Sumner


The designer Pigeon Bay bach voted No. 1


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.



INSIDE WORD Find. Shop. Love Summer. Love Chch.

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10 SAVE THE DATE 14 TREND REPORT What To Expect From 2018 18 BACH & BEYOND A Designer Getaway In Pigeon Bay 22 ARCHITECTURE Reconnecting With Our City 24 TECHNOLOGY Making Home Life Easier 25 LANDSCAPING 26 ARTS Christchurch Sculptor Matthew Williams 28 ART NEWS


30 LUXE LIVING Summer Fun Without A Budget 32 FASHION NEWS New To The City + How To Choose The Right Swimwear


Our summer issue highlights what’s hot in the city.


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40 BEAUTY Sunscreen Dos & Don’ts 42 MEN’S GROOMING Mastering The Right Hairstyle

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43 WELLBEING Make Fitness Goals You’ll Keep 44 MOTORING Citroën C3

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his issue of Style launches you into the new year by celebrating all that is great about summer – from days at the beach to holidays at the bach. With January upon us, many of us are finally free to escape to our favourite summer destinations. Baches are home to a wide range of family memories. Many offer a jolt back in time, where creature comforts were limited, families came together and solar showers were a luxury compared to the ubiquitous long drop. Today, with the insurgence of holiday accommodation websites, almost anyone’s home, second property, or sleepout, has become a potential home away from home (and business venture). We searched high and low for a special getaway destination that would provide home comforts, enable holidaymakers to detach from the world and, most importantly, offered a sea view, and we found just the spot on Banks Peninsula. Gaynor Stanley escaped the city buzz to discover what many have already experienced – The Point in Pigeon Bay, an architecturally designed solar-powered retreat a world away from city life (p. 18). As avid style followers, we know you will want to be ahead of the game with the latest and greatest in all facets of life. We did some research on what impact 2018 could have on your home, life and fashion. It’s exciting to see colour coming back – in a big way – into our interiors, and there are wonderful handbags on the horizon! The eco-conscious among us will be pleased to learn electric vehicles are on the rise – and Christchurch is leading the charge in New Zealand. As you will read in our Report (p. 14), shared schemes can enable you to get behind one of these flash sets of wheels, with charging stations set to become much more commonplace around town in 2018. If you find yourself back behind a desk already, check the weather forecast and make a date with the beach – we are spoilt for choice in Canterbury. Stylist Stephanie Rumble shares her tips on how to buy the right swimwear for your shape (p. 32) and has collated the latest in summer fashion for our shoot at Sumner beach (p. 35). There’s no doubt this year is set to be something special. For the team at Style, expect more of what you love as we continue to evolve and expand, taking Style to the next level in 2018 – make sure to look out for our February issue, it’s just the beginning of great things to come. Happy New Year! Kate Preece EDITOR Instagram: Style_Christchurch





12pm Sunday 21st January Hagley Park Come and support The Colombo Polo Team in Hagley Park. Bring a picnic and enjoy a fabulous day with friends and family.

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If you have been following our men’s grooming column, you’ll be on the hunt for a good old-fashioned barber. Frederick Woodward’s Barber Shop is down the hall from O.G.B. (in the Old Government Building), and the brainchild of bar owner Nick Inkster. Keep that name in mind as his 2018 plans include a women’s cocktail bar, laundromatcum-jazz-bar, and dance and street shoewear shop (the latter two destined for New Regent Street). New to the city is North Beach. The first South Island store for the brand, known for delivering a wide range of brands from Adidas to Wish. Get yourself some new summer threads at 663 Colombo Street (Mid City Centre). Kiwi-owned Koha Fitness has opened at 48 Hereford Street, bringing everything from ‘Killerwatts’ indoor cycling (spin) classes to yoga. If your office is in the central city, you have one less excuse to break New Year’s fitness resolutions!

SHOP. Resortwear options are at hand with Maude Loves Kaftans’ range of full-length dresses. Look glam by the pool with a bold kaftan as colourful as your cocktail. Fancy footwear for relaxed summer days is here with a couple of key collaborations. Athletic Propulsion Labs is bringing a new line of sneakers in colours exclusive to lululemon. Already rolled out in North America, these cool kicks are in shades of cinder rose, black ombre and black all-reflective. In a slightly more unusual partnership, Asahi is celebrating 30 years of Asahi Super Dry by pairing up with Asics to produce a limited-edition sneaker. With only 30 available worldwide, you’d have to be quick to secure a pair. Five released via TradeMe, to fundraise for NZ Red Cross, fetched $1420.

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INSIDE WORD LOVE SUMMER. Turn off Netflix, pack a picnic and some seats, and head to the Arts Centre to enjoy great films on the big screen for a gold coin donation. The last opportunity to experience the Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema at the North Quad will be on February 9, and the films to be shown will be determined by public vote. Summer’s a great time to reconnect with the city, and in doing so, exploring the artworks that adorn our streets. Download the SCAPE Public Art App and take a self-guided tour of the Legacy Walkway, past the permanent works added to SCAPE’s public art collection each season. The newest, Seung Yul Oh’s Conduct Cumulus, has emerged from the lawn in the southern quadrangle of the Arts Centre. Enjoy its cheery yellow and white bubbles, then stroll to the adjacent quadrangle to visit one of the two humanoid cast-iron Stay sculptures by Sir Antony Gormley before walking down to the Avon River to see its identical twin. Need to cool down with something sweet? The good news is Rollickin’ Gelato has added to its New Regent Street destination with this second sweet spot in the Arts Centre (in the restored Boys’ High building).

LOVE CHCH. If you haven’t been to the Canterbury Museum for a while, make some time. Showing there until February 28 are the 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic. See the incredible moments, places and people (like Afghan Girl, 1984, Steve McCurry, left) captured on film the last 120 years. If you haven’t made your way back to the Christchurch Adventure Park, make it happen. After a 10-month closure and the logging of 600 acres, there are new trails to explore, plus New Zealand’s longest and highest zip line and spectacular views from the 1.8km-long lift (the country’s longest). The lift and trails are open every day from 12–7pm (the gate and the on-site café opens at 11am). While exploring the city, pop in to Ara’s North Green to see the installation by New Zealand artist Bing Dawe. Diverting. Defending. Birds over the Waimakariri features local birdlife and their future.

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10-28 THE BUTLER DRESSES AGAIN If you saw the Butler you’ll recognise The Butler Dresses Again and at the same time you won’t. It’s still funny, sexy and wrong; like nothing else. Lyttelton Arts Factory




WORLD BUSKERS FESTIVAL Celebrating 25 years, the festival is back – better than ever. Don’t miss Ali McGregor’s show Decadence, or Tape Face: Under Construction.

PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON A fun-filled adaptation of the beloved children’s song packed with pirates, princes and magic! The Court Theatre


THE GREAT KIWI BEER FESTIVAL Become familiar with some of our leading craft brews, brewers and breweries. Plus, see Sola Rosa, Dave Dobbyn and The Eastern live. Hagley Park



JIMMY CARR The very best of Jimmy Carr – 15 years, nine tours and 2000 shows on. Horncastle Arena

HAGLEY PARK POLO The return of polo in Hagley park will have world-class players on show at this familyfriendly event. Hagley Park South

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More than half of the Arts Centre has now re-opened to the public, with it featuring a growing range of independent retailers, artisan food outlets and galleries. The Boys’ High building on Worcester Boulevard is overflowing with exciting shops and galleries that offer a range of goods and services. One of the new tenants you’ll encounter as you walk through the heritage doors is Soul Jewellery that offers seasonal ranges of jewellery, classic signature styles and exciting new collections which have been created to mark its arrival. For a different take on art, head through to Absolution that specialises in tattoos and body piercing, plus the space hosts revolving art exhibitions.


After exploring Boys’ High, head down Worcester Boulevard to Bunsen cafe for delicious food and beverages – one of a number of food outlets on the site. Right next door to Bunsen is the fully transformed Rutherford’s Den where you can enjoy fun, hands-on activities as you learn about science in the restored heritage spaces where Lord Ernest Rutherford studied. During the school holidays, get one child’s entry free with every adult, senior or student ticket purchased.


1. BUNSEN – Fresh new summer menu, with must-try salads, burgers and brunch favourites, and scrumptious kids options. 2. VISIT RUTHERFORD’S DEN – The story of the nuclear atom. 3. SOUL JEWELLERY – Hand-crafted sterling silver watches from $279, exclusively at Soul Jewellery. 4. ABSOLUTION – Specialists in tattoos and body piercing.

Highlights: Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema Jan 11 & 12; Feb 9

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Ingham’s Lazy Sundays are returning to the Botanic Garden Archery Lawn every Sunday from 3.30-5pm until the end of February. Here are Style’s tips of the acts to catch.

Delaney Davidson

SACHA VEE. SUNDAY 21 JANUARY Forty million YouTube views for her collective recordings tend to suggest neo-soul singer Sacha Vee is onto something. The local songstress developed a global following during her time in Europe, when she teamed up with Dutch producers Chef Red and Killing Skills and released two EPs with BBE Records. Her collaboration with Polish hip-hop luminary OSTR produced three hit singles, two double platinum albums and a mere 20 million YouTube views. CAM SCOTT. SUNDAY 28 JANUARY There’s somethin’ bout this boy and his rock-inspired take on contemporary country. South Canterbury’s Cam Scott was awarded 2015 CMANZ Male Artist of the Year less than 12 months after his launch as a recording artist with Somethin Bout A Girl. Since then he’s played big stages in Australia, including the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Known for his high-energy performances, Cam and his band bring the party wherever they go.

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DELANEY DAVIDSON AND BARRY SAUNDERS. SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY After sellout shows around the country on his Magic Lightbox tour, Delaney Davidson is bringing his guitar home to entertain the lawn loungers with his unconventional and unforgettable talent. Delaney carves out his own space in the musical world, that some call ‘country-noir’ or ‘gothic Americana’ as he plays hypnotic trance takes on old blues classics, delivered with a wry sense of humour. And don’t miss the chance to hear one of New Zealand’s music royalty performing amongst the gardens the same afternoon. Singersongwriter Barry Saunders has had a charmed and distinguished career that began when he formed his first band, Orange, to play the Christchurch club circuit in early 1970. These days, you’ll know him as the frontman for Wellington country band, The Warratahs.

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2018 The Style team does some crystal ball gazing to determine trends that will see you ahead of the game this year.

CLOUDY LOUNGE This subtle ombre effect is achieved using a colourwash technique with Resene Half Raven, Resene Grey Chateau, Resene Double Concrete and Resene Half Concrete. Then dress the room by adding some bold accents in deep yellow and black. The tall vase and side table are painted in Resene All Black, the bowl is in Resene Aloha and the narrow vase is in Resene Celebrate. The plywood floor is finished with Resene Colorwood Whitewash.

Colour will be seen in clever ways – layered, unexpected combinations, uplifting.

Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hanson’s Lune sofa. Image Cult Design

INTERIOR TRENDS Trends emerging from the latest Milan Furniture Fair tell us fringe won’t only be confined to your handbag, and we’ll be seeing more of lilac, rust and fibreglass. Colour Say goodbye to green, this year’s Pantone Colour of The Year has been declared Ultra Violet. Described as being a colour associated with experimentation and non-conformity, it’s also the colour du jour for mindfulness and meditation spaces. Resene is backing this change, predicting a shift away from powdery blues and pastel earth tones to bold and intense colours. While an earthiness will be retained, expect to see a clever use of colour combinations that are moody, strong and unexpected. Bright hues are the direction of choice, to encompass themes of all things wanderlust,

including bringing a touch of the tropics into the home. In fact, there’s talk of neon and rich gem-like hues on the horizon! Living Couches will sit low, soft and comfy – with many designers showcasing plump and curvy styles like Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hanson’s Lune sofa. Fringing skirted not only couches but coffee tables – too 1950s? Bring in the look with a few fringed cushions. Kitchen The 40mm-plus stone benchtop is out as profiles slim down as much as possible, even in marble (which moves to more discreet, earthy tones). Sometimes the bench edge isn’t visible at all, with the benchtop sunk into the cabinetry. All-black kitchens are in, not just for cabinetry, but stone, metal fittings and sinks.

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EV CHARGING AHEAD You may soon find yourself zipping around in an electric car. Christchurch is already the official electric vehicle (EV) capital of the nation and the Christchurch City Council has initiatives aplenty to encourage wider uptake. So it may be time to order your Tesla Model 3, available internationally from the second half of 2018 (though production on the right-hand drive model doesn’t even start until 2019). If you can’t wait that long, the Nissan Leaf was rated the most reliable car in New Zealand in a Consumer NZ survey, outperforming 22 brands and 68 other models – the vast majority of which were petrol! In another NZ first, a 100-strong fleet of car-shared EVs began rolling out here in November. Yoogo provides the service for 15 local organisations from the council and Beca to Chapman Tripp. Residents will also be able to book and use the fully electric Hyundai Ioniqs and BMWi3s from March 2018. Book by the minute, hour or day, or keep it overnight at Where can you borrow an EV? Christchurch Art Gallery car park, the West End car park and Christchurch International Airport are active now. Another seven hubs are on the way to Lichfield Street car park, The Crossing car park, Ara Institute, University of Canterbury, Papanui and Fendalton Libraries, and Lyttelton Community Centre. Where are the charging stations? Sumner, New Brighton, Parklands, the Botanic Gardens, Little River and Akaroa, with more planned for the Lichfield Street car park and QEII Recreation and Sport Centre.

FITNESS FADS The founder of Cadence Cycling Studio, Korey Gibson, has been in the fitness industry for more than 20 years and seen his fair share of trends come and go. He told Style what to expect this year. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) will continue its rapid rise in popularity. It seems the busier we get, the more popular this type of training becomes. The idea is to achieve maximum caloric burn in 30 to 45 minutes through alternating short periods of intense exercise with active recovery periods. Yoga is here to stay, but it is changing. It might upset the yoga purists, but yoga will be infused into all workouts (including at cycling studio classes) – think interval training and spin classes with yoga. These workouts will look to incorporate the physical, mental and spiritual strengths of yoga into everyday workouts without sacrificing time for a cardio blast and resistance training. In addition to more accessible wearable technology, expect to see gyms and studios invest in some innovative in-house technology that will be able to personalise workouts and show you your real-time results and achievements. Calisthenics training (bodyweight only) is sticking around. The term functional gets thrown about, but it’s easier to think of it as ‘the body being strong through every plane and angle of movement’. We should be capable of consistently performing our daily movements and actions better and stronger. Bodyweight training is much more than just pull-ups and push-ups, so ask your gym for ideas.

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HANDBAGS OF 2018 The spring/summer 2018 runways heralded some new bag designs we’ll be swinging Down Under in a few months’ time. Think gigantic (look to Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga), geometric (Paco Rabanne’s cube, Marni’s boxes and Dolce & Gabbana’s circles), patterned (hard to go past Prada or Versace), fringes and tassels (Calvin Klein shook these in a big way), and doublebagging (two bags is de rigeur for Chloe, Fendi and others). And if those trends take you out of your comfort zone, you’ll be relieved to hear classic white is also right (try Loewe, Tom Ford or Chanel).

BEAUTY BASICS Tints are just the beginning of the story for lashes and brows. Natural is back, with beauticians everywhere mastering the art of the lash lift to extend your lashes without artificial additions. A lash lift is basically a lash perm – see our friends at Off & On in the city, or The Pamper Bar, in Sumner, to take your lashes up a level. Brows, well, they’re always in the spotlight these days and the fuller the better. Shape and style will go a long way, so you’re not making a mistake getting a beautician to keep you line. Last year we saw everything from glitter to fur adorn the fingers, but this year it’s about personalised taste, minimum effort and maximum results. For the ultimate trick, look out for the Nailbot – a machine that will print whatever you desire, via an app, directly onto your nails in seconds.

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SYMMETRY What does it to take to win the eco category of the New Zealand Bach of the Year Awards? Gaynor Stanley goes off-grid to The Point in Pigeon Bay to find out. Photography Elise Rutherford

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From the outset, Ed Aitken knew he wanted to build a solar-powered eco house with rammed earth walls.


he point is, this is not your quintessential Kiwi ‘bach’. There’s no brightly coloured fibro cement, faded Formica and hand-medown furniture squeezed into a compact floorplan in a beaut spot. Rather, The Point is emblematic of today’s upscale holiday homes, with steel, cedar and rammed earth housing luxuriously appointed, cleverly designed and generous interiors. The Point is, though, decidedly in a beaut spot. It was this magnificent location – a rocky headland jutting into the western side of Pigeon Bay – that inspired its build. The Point defines the southern tip of the smaller Holmes Bay and the Aitken family farm, which stretches along 13km of coastline to the north. “Ed’s mother always wanted to build a house on this spot and we’d often gather here for family picnics,” says Penny Aitken. A seed was planted and it was around 2008 that Ed decided, “We must do something about getting that house built in our lifetime.” From the outset, Ed Aitken knew he wanted to build a solar-powered eco house with rammed earth walls. But it wasn’t until 2012, working with architect Graeme Finlay of Warren & Mahoney, that building began, taking inspiration from the sustainable designs of one of Australia’s most recognised architects Glenn Murcutt. Construction finished in 2013 and The Point has been available for holiday rentals since 2014.

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The eight category winners in the 2017 Bach of the Year Awards were selected by public vote from Bookabach’s shortlist of 11,000 holiday homes across the country. The Point won gold in the ‘eco’ category, with the supreme award going to the ‘best setting’ winner, a beachfront property in Whangamata, Coromandel.

Like a Murcutt design, The Point, resting on an eight-metre high clifftop pummelled by waves on three sides, is keenly in touch with its landscape. After an hour and a half’s scenic drive up and over the Banks Peninsula hills to the Eastern Bays, the cabbage-tree lined driveway leads around a bend to reveal a linear structure, its long mono-pitched roof housing 12 solar panels. The northern elevation is almost entirely soaring glass walls shielded by deep eaves, carefully angled to allow the perfect amount of sun to warm the concrete floor and maximise the home’s passive solar benefits. In the coldest winter months, this is supplemented with diesel-powered underfloor heating. Yearround, gas heats rainwater collected in tanks for the showers to ensure the solar batteries stay at optimal charge for guests. Extra tall glass sliding doors look to views of the sea through native bush left in place as protection against the notorious easterly, and these concertina open to flow both living and bedroom spaces to the lawn. The black steel beams and oiled ply that line the eaves extend inside to the raked ceiling that runs the length of the home. The southern elevation, both inside and out, is formed of massive 50cm-thick slabs of rammed earth. A Hawea specialist, working alongside Akaroa builder Kevin Templeton,

created these structures from 92 tonnes of clay dug from the driveway. Essentially, it’s another passive thermal technique to keep the home warm in winter and cool in summer, but the beauty and warmth of these softly textured walls is also one of the defining features of The Point’s architecture. Another remarkable feature is how the kitchen, bathrooms and second bedroom sit in the centre of the house with an open walkway either side. This enables sight lines to the windows in each corner of the house, however, if privacy is required, both bedrooms can be closed off with cavity sliders. The airy master bedroom at the eastern end opens to its own east-facing deck and feature windows of differing heights frame bay views. On a clear day, you can even see out to the Kaikouras from bed. Halfway along the 33m x 6m home, an entrance door wrapped in copper commands attention. It’s one of the industrial details the Aitkens specified for The Point, referencing the copper they often find washed up on the beach from shipbuilding days past. Penny planned copper lightshades over the colossal island bench in the designer kitchen, but she “hasn’t quite got around to that yet”. For now, the shades are repurposed Vietnamese fishing baskets, matching a woven picture of one, also from Vietnam, that hangs

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over the striking fireplace at the eastern end of the living room. To either side of the fireplace more glass doors open to what must be a favourite space for Bookabach renters, the outdoor room with its own open fireplace and grill plate for cooking snags on a summer’s night. Or might it be the private swimming cove, reached by a short and steep path through ferns down the southern cliff? Guests in the two-bedroom bach are a mix of what Ed terms, “New Zealanders shouting themselves a nice weekend” to English, American and European travellers. “What guests tell us they most love is the setting,” says Penny. The favoured guest book description is ‘idyllic’. “And the peace and quiet, listening to the birds and the waves. We’re so tucked away and they can’t imagine there’d be something like this here.” Apart from five months when the Aitkens lived in The Point themselves while their neighbouring home, ‘Craigforth’, was repaired post-earthquake, it has always been a holiday rental, but they have dreams of retiring to it one day themselves. “We enjoy the simplicity of it,” says Ed. Having always lived in old farmhouses, he loves the clean lines, abundant light and well designed, simply defined spaces. And, naturally, those rammed earth walls.

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GO TO TOWN! The summer holiday period provides an opportunity for those who have lost touch with the city's heart to reconnect. Words & Photography Richard Dalman

friend of mind who works in Addington recently asked what has been happening in the central city as he doesn’t work there anymore and hardly goes in. I replied, “Heaps!” Now the holidays are here we have the opportunity to venture in from the suburbs and check out the progress. And there has been a significant amount. I certainly get the sense that the city has turned a corner with several major commercial and retail developments recently opened. Our city centre’s “anchor” Ballantynes, has, of course, traded almost continuously, reopening for business soon after the earthquakes. It is now undertaking a rebuild and refurbishment to create a new permanent store. Ballantynes has recently been joined by major developments including The Crossing, the ANZ and BNZ Centres with their fashion, food, jewellery and beauty retail tenants, as

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Now the holidays are here we have the opportunity to venture in from the suburbs and check out the progress. And there has been a significant amount.

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well as the restaurant and bar precinct at The Terrace. Each of these developments has architecture of merit and interesting outdoor spaces, be it laneways or small squares for public enjoyment and convenience. The centre of the BNZ development opens up to form a “hidden” public square linked through from Cashel Mall to Hereford Street. The colourful façades facing the square add an element of surprise, while contrasting with the building’s more austere black and white street frontages. This internal square is a great way to get better use out of our (relatively) large city blocks. While building owners may lose rentable building space, much of this area is of less retail value because of its distance from the street. However, a connected public opening in the middle of the site creates more shopfronts, which of course can be

rented at a higher dollar value than a space far back into the depths of a building. This is a common theme in all of the abovementioned developments, although the ANZ Centre does this via a covered atrium space. The central square is a proven successful city form in Christchurch. Think of the quads in the Arts Centre, the central court of the old provincial council buildings, or even the University of Canterbury. The open square allows sun in, protection from the easterly wind and a communal sense of enclosure. The new central city developments have brought with them to Christchurch new retail brands not available in the suburbs. The Cashel Mall shopping precinct is once again true competition for the suburban malls, which have been taking business away from the central city long before the earthquakes. And businesses that were icons of the inner city, such as Scorpio Books and Kennett

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Crafted Jewels, are moving back into town. For me, the most anticipated development has been Antony Gough’s “The Terrace”, due to open early 2018. Before the earthquakes this was a very successful precinct of bars and restaurants. It had all of the right ingredients: CBD location, river views, and sheltered from the easterly with north‑west sun. It is no longer just “a strip”, but incorporates a series of laneways between interesting architecture leading into a sheltered central square. Brilliant! While these developments congregate around Cashel Mall, our main central city shopping hub, there are plenty of other pockets of activity in the CBD. Linking all of these and filling in the gaps will be the final touches, and perhaps the most difficult to achieve. But this will eventually happen, and when it does, the Christchurch CBD will feel like an integrated town centre again, only better than before.


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TECHNOLOGY Whether it’s WiFi, apps or simply clever machines, embracing modern-day living is about making life easier. Words Kate Preece


If mowing lawns tops the list of outdoor chores you consistently avoid, there is a solution – a robotic lawnmower. Following the same principles as automatic vacuum cleaners, these mowers will quietly go about their business, manicuring your lawn so you don’t have to. Models by Gardena and Husqvarna do the rounds of your backyard, circumnavigating garden obstacles, and even tackling gradients of up to 25 degrees, discretely and quietly.

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WiFi is going to change the way you work in the kitchen. There’s the Drop kitchen scales that link with your tablet to automatically adjust full recipes if you find yourself short of one ingredient, and fridges that provide full recipe options. You can set the iKettle to boil on command and the Mr Coffee to start brewing via WiFi. Taking things further, WiFi connectivity ensures you needn’t be chained to the oven when you could instead be preheating, adjusting cooking temperatures or setting timings all through your smartphone. Some, such as the Samsung Gourmet Vapour Technology electric oven, have pre-set recipes that not only ensure settings are at optimal levels, but it will guide your cooking step-by-step via an LCD control panel. Drop kitchen scales


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You don’t need keys to enter modern-day cars, so why should you need them for your house? Such gadgets as the August Smart Lock will provide keyless entry that you control through an app. In fact, the only people able to open your doors are those specified by you! Its clever technology also means you can check on your phone as to whether the doors are both closed and locked so you’ll never have to turn the car around for fear you’ve left the front door wide open. This type of technology has seen Amazon selling its own ‘smartlock’, which enables purchasers to authorise the entry of courier drivers into their home, to deliver their parcels and avoid either waiting around or that annoying (yet helpful) calling card. This service hasn’t reached our shores yet, and is only available to Amazon’s Prime members, but it could be no more than a matter of time.


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Brachyglottis greyi. Image Gillian Vine



Planting at this time of year induces heat stroke on both the garden and the gardener. Craig Wilson highlights plants that will forgive you for planting them in the heat, and ways to ensure they survive.


f I reminisce on growing up in Christchurch, a key memory was playing outside on summer days that seemed to go on forever. Backyard cricket, swing-ball and running under the garden sprinkler on hot days…. This year the summer would be up there with the best of them, with great weather to get about and enjoy the outdoors. The flipside of a classic summer in Canterbury is the typically low rainfall – and again this summer is no exception. During November we had the lowest rainfall recorded for more than 150 years. Our environment’s low rainfall can have a big influence on the gardens we choose to plant. An establishing trend in garden design is to utilise drought-tolerant planting species. This simply means planting species that, when established, will require less water than others to survive. Often New Zealand natives and Australian natives will fall into this category. It makes sense to consider this in your garden as drought-tolerant plantings will end up using less

water, which can only be a good thing for our precious and pressured water resource. Drought-tolerant plants are often characterised by a silver/green foliage colour. For example the New Zealand natives Brachyglottis, Pachystegia, and Olearia, all well suited to sunny, dry Canterbury conditions. Many of our native grasses are accustomed to surviving prolonged dry spells once they are established, too. Even with drought-tolerant species, if you are undertaking a planting project over the summer, it will be critical to put a good irrigation programme in place to ensure the survival of your plants. As we move through summer the soil water content can ‘bottom out’ and soil temperatures can get comparatively high. Here’s a good planting tip: make sure you hydrate the rootball of any plant well prior to digging it into the ground. The best way to ensure you’ve done this thoroughly is to dunk the rootball into a full bucket of water for a minute or two or until the bubbling has stopped – i.e. when the larger soil air pockets are saturated. Also, wet the planting hole for a few seconds to prepare the soil to receive the new plant. The freshly exposed plant roots won’t be burned by hot dry soil. If it’s at all possible, some landscapers would even suggest holding off on planting until March or April when there’s a higher chance of rain and the ground temperature has started to drop. Unless, of course, you enjoy the calm and relaxation of a whip around your property with the garden hose at the end of a summer’s day.

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Sculptor Matthew Williams invites the viewer to look through his eyes, providing clues to his artwork through title, form and material. Words Anne Hudson


Substrate in patinated steel

very year I look forward to seeing new work of Matthew Williams. In fact, I purchased Cognisant in 2016 and enjoy its presence in my garden. There is some debate as to how a title can influence one’s viewing of an artwork and this is true for the work of Matthew Williams. The title cannot be considered separately, it invites the viewer into the artist’s discourse. ‘Cognisant’ means to have knowledge or be aware of something. This work seems a classic modernist shape reminiscent of works by Barbara Hepworth. The simple oval forged in bronze neatly balanced on a concrete plinth feels familiar. We are cognisant of its classic form and our memory works to

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reinforce that; such a clever work. The title made me look at the work in a fresh way. Another work titled Conundrum led me to ask Williams if he is interested in mathematical puzzles. This kinetic piece; a large cube with circles cut out of each facet, catches the viewer’s attention and the title makes us question what exactly the conundrum or puzzle is. How do these shapes revolve around one another? How does it balance and spin? Williams says he has worked with architects and designers in the past and as a result has an understanding of the impact of mathematics on design and building. These principles carry over into his sculpture and are manipulated to create something unique. Williams works in wood, metal and stone. He does not favour one medium over another but likes to allow the material and process to have its own life. However, his work portrays a clear intention. The forms are graceful and balanced; they are not that of a wild expressionist. He works within the constraints of the material and within his own personal design framework. The result is well executed and aesthetically pleasing pieces you know will withstand the rigours of life either inside or in the garden. From working


with wood in his father’s workshop, to the architectural design studio of Zaha Hadid in London, making work for sheiks and fantasy hotels in Dubai, to his studio and foundry here in Christchurch, Williams brings a wealth of skill and ability to his work. On arriving in New Zealand he learnt the practice of investment foundry and now runs a foundry in Phillipstown, Christchurch, where he creates not only his own work but also that of other artists, such as Anneke Bester, who creates beautifully balanced figures with long limbs that entrance us as they pivot on Williams’s concrete pedestals. The form, material and title work together in an intellectual way. Williams forces us to consider what he is trying to say or prove. We are invited to spin the work, push it, come close, stand far away – even go away and look up the dictionary. It is this interactive appeal that attracts me to his work and makes me look forward to seeing what he might come up with next. Williams’ work is held in collections throughout New Zealand and indeed the world. He lives and works in Christchurch and exhibits annually at Art in a Garden, Flaxmere, Hawarden.

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It’s a case of Just Auckland For Art with two remarkable international shows visiting only our big city cousin. A collection of 80 original pieces by one of the most mysterious and talked-about artists in modern history, Banksy, opens on 5 January at the Aotea Centre. The street artist keeps his identity secret but his work is known to millions around the world, like the controversial Laugh Now – a famous graffiti piece that depicts a monkey with a sign hanging from his neck with the words: ‘Laugh now, but one day we’ll be in charge.’ And Pop-up Globe Theatre Company, travelling with the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of the historic second Globe Theatre, returns to Ellerslie Racecourse. Experience Shakespearean classics in the Jacobean arena for which they were written. On the bill are Julius Caesar, Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth or The Comedy of Errors. Might be time to visit the relatives. The Art of Banksy until 6 February. Pop-up Globe pops down 1 April.


NEWS Words Gaynor Stanley


Christchurch Art Gallery reappraises the legendary Jacqueline Fahey’s most influential body of work, her psychologically-charged domestic interiors of the 1970s. Fahey was one of the first New Zealand artists to paint from a woman’s perspective and this exhibition fair bristles with the conflicts and complexities of family life. You can see Say Something! until 11 March 2018.

Banksy’s iconic Girl with Balloon, which appeared in South Bank, London, around 2002.


A sprawling sculptural installation is the central work of Geophagy, the first major solo exhibition in Christchurch by Canterbury-raised, now Aucklandbased artist Ruth Watson. The critically-acclaimed exhibition has been reworked and upscaled for CoCA’s galleries. As well as the installation, Geophagy (the practice of eating earth) displays poetic video works and photography in Watson’s exploration of overpopulation and environmental issues in the dystopian present. Until 18 February.

Geophagy detail stressball (2017) by Ruth Watson. Photo: Sam Hartnett.







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30 STYLE | luxe living

TOP GEAR What happens when a luxury car manufacturer decides the ultimate driver accessory is a pair of sunglasses? You get the Bentley Eyewear collection. Handcrafted from solid gold and platinum, titanium, horn and wood, by eyewear company Estede, this is one pair of sunglasses you wouldn’t want to mistakenly leave on the roof of the car. The limited-edition ‘Connoisseurs’ style, in 18k gold and platinum, is at the top of the range, at approximately USD$45,000. Only 100 pairs were made.


LIVING Some of the most extravagant ways to keep cool this summer.

YOUR OWN PATCH OF SEA Make room in the superyacht for your own fully inflatable swimming island. The netted SuperPool can be as large as 20m long, custom-designed to match your boat décor. Anchor it behind the yacht or off a beach, then, when playtime is over, deflate, roll and stow! Kit it out with some inflatable chesterfields, or add a Superyacht Tenders and Toys slide, to make this temporary arrangement top notch.

STYLE | luxe living



This year, a new water toy came on the scene, and it’ll have you skimming across the top of the water with ease. The Jetfoiler has hydrofoils that use an electric motor for propulsion. The result? A new form of watersport that doesn’t require wind – or muscles. People of all ages can glide above the water’s surface, using a handheld remote control to adjust speed. It makes little to no sound, leaves no wake and there’s even a cruise control option so the rider need do little more than relax and enjoy the ride.

If getting up close and personal with underwater creatures is the aim, then try a Subwing. Comprised of two wings that can tilt independently of each other, the Subwing is towed behind a boat (2–4 knots) while its rider dives and rolls in the watery depths. The Subwing follows whatever direction you choose to point it in. Turn both wings down and it dives, turn them upwards for the surface, or tilt the wings in opposite directions for a roll. It’s that easy – so they say.

SUBMARINE FLYING What better way to experience the ocean than in a personal submarine. The five-metre long DeepFlight Dragon is battery-powered and can cruise alongside marine animals, or stop above shipwrecks, for up to six hours between charges. Loaded with safety features and new technology, and being environmentally friendly to boot, this Dragon is at home in the ocean.


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WATER-WEAR Fashion and function combines perfectly in the new spring wetsuit from O’Neill. Say goodbye to plain black and hello to bursts of colour and feminine patterns. Pair the suit with the Bahia Jane Jacket to complete the look and for added warmth. This beautiful range of wetsuits, that finally consider fashion and style, can be found at Snow and Surf Christchurch, which also stocks a full range of surf boards and all things water sports.


NEWS Words Stephanie Rumble

INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS Workshop has opened a beautiful new store at The Crossing with favourite Helen Cherry and Workshop denim labels stocked, as well as exciting new season deliveries of Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant Etoile (left) and Vanessa Bruno. A must-visit in the exciting new city precinct.

STEPHANIE’S STYLE TIPS: Swimwear can be a tricky purchase, especially if you are feeling a bit wintered! My top tips are: • Get the right bust fit regardless of shape or age – if you are heavy busted go for an underwired, supportive top, while those flat chested should look for a padded or higher-cut top. • Choose leg lines that flatter – heavier legs will look better in a slightly high cut, whereas very slim legs can pull off a boy leg. • Don’t be afraid of a two-piece tankini if a bikini isn’t your thing! They often fit better than a swimsuit and are still as flattering. • Go for a colour that suits your skin tone – black isn’t the best for everyone!

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36 STYLE | fashion TOP: Gabriella wears Piha laced back tri bikini top, $69.90, and pant, $49.90, in orange, from Snow and Surf. Sunglasses from Bailey Nelson. Tom wears Quiksilver heatseeker boardies in yellow $49, from Snow and Surf, with sunglasses from Bailey Nelson. BOTTOM: Gabriella wears O’Neill Bahia long-sleeved spring suit $169, from Snow and Surf, with sunglasses from Bailey Nelson. Tom wears Billabong Absolute 32mm wetsuit $279, from Snow and Surf, and sunglasses from Bailey Nelson, with surfboard towel $49.90, from Barkers. Torq Fun board 7'2'' $649, from Snow and Surf.

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Tracey Beeby discusses a few common sunscreen concerns to ensure we are adequately protected this summer. Does sunscreen go on before or after moisturiser? And can you re-apply sunscreen when wearing makeup? Sunscreen should always be the final application prior to the use of makeup. Always allow a minute or two for the sunscreen to penetrate through the upper layers of the skin before makeup application. Sunscreen can be applied over makeup, but, in an ideal world, it should be applied to a clean skin (though not everyone is prepared to cleanse their skin and reapply makeup when in the sun for longer periods of time). Remember to reapply every two hours when in the sun and apply the correct amount of sunscreen, which is half a teaspoon for the face neck and ears. How can we stop brown spots, freckles and pigmentation becoming more prominent in summer? Often it is the heat of summer that draws pigment to the surface, so trying to avoid excessive heat and the sun, as well as protecting the skin with a broad spectrum SPF50+ on a daily basis, will prevent hyperpigmentation concerns from getting worse. There are some treatments available in clinic and homecare products that will help to treat these conditions, so it is advisable to seek advice from your clinician for the most suitable treatment available.

SPF and Broad Spectrum; what do these terms really mean and what should we be looking for in a daily sunscreen? Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is a worldwide standard measure of protection of the skin from predominantly UVB rays. Broad spectrum is the measurement of a sunscreen’s effectiveness against UVA rays. Broad spectrum sunscreens are designed to protect against both UVB and UVA rays. A conventional sunscreen that has an SPF rating only and does not mention the term “broad spectrum” may block very little UVA radiation relative to the SPF it claims. It is important to always look for a sunscreen that has SPF as a primary claim protecting against both UVA and UVB rays providing optimum protection from the damaging effects they have on our skin. How often should we reapply sunscreen when out in the sun all day? Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours or following swimming. Apply at least a teaspoon for each limb, front and back of the body and half a teaspoon for the face, neck and ears. You should apply one cupped adult hand (30 to 40ml) of sunscreen for an adult body. A former salon owner, Tracey Beeby is the Global Education Ambassador for Australian brand Ultraceuticals.

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SURVIVAL KIT DURING: Ultraceuticals SunActive SPF50+ Face Cream Using biomimetic moisturising ingredients, this cream helps maintain the skin’s optimum hydration levels while protecting from the sun’s rays.

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Some sunscreen manufacturers are distributing products that don’t deliver on promises, while others contain harmful ingredients. Here are some key points to consider before your next purchase. CHECK THE INGREDIENTS: leave on the shelf anything that contains paraben preservatives, oxybenzone, octinoxate, retinyl palmitate (vitamin A palmitate), synthetic fragrances, para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and methylisothiazolinone. MINERAL VS CHEMICAL: Containing ingredients such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, mineral sunscreens provide a physical barrier on top of the skin, while chemical products (with synthetic ingredients) are absorbed into the skin. Mineral sunscreens are more suitable for sensitive skin types. SPRAY-FREE IS NOT RISK-FREE: While zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are recommended ingredients, inhaling them as nanoparticles is not. Despite the ease of application, it has been suggested that children, especially, are best with lotions. Please note: As Kathy Fields, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California at San Francisco, told Women’s Health, “No one is walking around with sunscreen-induced cancer, but the sun is recognised by the FDA as a known carcinogen.” Always slip, slop and slap, but also make an educated choice when choosing what you put on your skin.

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Put your best face forward in 2018 by making sure your haircut brings out your best features. Words Gilbert Wealleans


ith Yuletide past and the holiday memories fast fading, the time is ripe to talk to the ‘man in the mirror’, as the late Michael Jackson put it. If the looking glass presents a casualty of festive excess and selfneglect wearing the various badges of shame: a sinister blue chin, scalp looking like a chewed hedgehog corpse and neck hair resembling Western Front barbed wire circa 1917, it is high time for a tonsorial spruce up. In achieving the perfect haircut there are two key factors: communication and face shape. Talk to your barber! Don’t just park yourself in the chair expecting him or her to read your mind. The result may be grim! Discuss your requirements and show a picture of styles you like, to determine which suits best based on the shape of your face. ROUND: Almost as wide as tall, the round jawline and cheekbones benefit from styles square or higher on top and at the front but less full at the sides. A side/off-centre parting helps break up the roundness as will waves or a cowlick. Consider a ’50s pompadour. Avoid full, round and sticking out styles, these can make a round countenance resemble a church sunburst monstrance (another word for your Scrabble lexicon!). SQUARE: As with round, square works best with shorter, leaner sides with the top higher and longer. Keep things neatly trimmed and

clean around the ears as too much fullness covering the lugs could make your face look too wide, or as if you are wearing a WW2 German helmet! OVAL: Trumpeted as the ideal face shape, oval can wear almost any style. Longer than wide and combining elements of both round and square faces, this pleasantly egg-shaped dial is both strong and youthful due to the absence of pronounced angularity. Wear your thatch as you desire, you fortunate fellows. LONG: Considerably longer than wide, balance is essential for this face, therefore a layered cut masking the forehead hairline compliments well, as do styles longer at the sides and shorter on top. If you have a beard, don’t let it grow too long or your face may end up resembling a violin case. Remedy this with a good shave (refer Style October 2017). TRIANGULAR: Wide temples and cheekbones above a tapering jaw and chin, need a style that narrows the forehead to balance the face. Offset side partings and hair swept to the side will usually do the trick. DIAMOND: A complex shape with wide cheekbones placed between a narrow, often slightly conical crown and tapering jaw and chin. Longer cuts or “messy” styles can work for this face.

STYLE | wellbeing

SETTING GOALS YOU CAN KEEP Elly McGuinness highlights goal setting principles that will help make 2018 a year of change.


he new year often brings with it a desire to revisit health and fitness goals and set up a plan for a great year ahead. Goals should be SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound, to help ensure they clearly state what you want. Set your SMART goals, and then also make sure you cover off the following points. Then you can dive into your plan towards a fitter and healthy you in 2018! UNDERSTAND YOUR ‘WHY’ Why are your goals important to you? Perhaps your goal is to lose 5kg by the middle of the year, and then maintain that weight for the rest of the year. So, ask yourself why that is important, and then ask yourself a few more times to get to the real, deep reason behind that goal.

With a weight-loss goal, you might initially say you want to fit back into your old clothes. Okay, so ask yourself why that is important. Soon enough you will get to the deep emotional drivers behind your goal of losing weight. Remind yourself of these often throughout the year. These reasons will either be deep-seated pain you want to avoid or pleasure you want to seek. They’re the factors that will really drive you forward to achieve your goal. MAKE THEM POSITIVE Check your goals are written in positive language. The deep reason you want to achieve them might be to avoid something negative. However, when you write them down, make sure they explain what you want, rather than what you don’t want.

For example, a negatively-stated goal could be something like, “I don’t want to get any injuries during this year’s netball season.” Change it to be a positive goal by saying, “I will work on my fitness, balance and flexibility to ensure I stay injury-free throughout this year’s netball season.” HELP THEM STICK Write down your goals and their importance regularly in a journal so you are continually reminded of what you want to achieve. Make yourself a ‘vision board’ – a visual representation of your goals. Fill this with quotes and pictures that will inspire you. Get some accountability. Let friends and family know what you want to achieve so they can help support you along the way.


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EYE APPEAL The new C3 embodies Citroën’s legendary avant-garde design. Words Ross Kiddie

was wandering through the local mall the other day, after dealing with the supermarket shopping list my wife had presented me with. As I exited towards the car park I took notice of the display car inside, one of several placed there by Armstrong Motor Group as a marketing tool. I took special notice of that car, it didn’t just stand out for its presence, it was also the car I was soon to drive, a Citroën C3, the subject of this evaluation. The new C3 is just that, totally new with a fresh shape. However, the mechanicals are those used elsewhere throughout the Citroën/Peugeot line-ups, but the driveline has been refreshed for continued efficiency and performance. Interestingly, the car in the mall didn’t have the Airbump side panel technology that has made some Citroën models a standout in terms of eye appeal. The panels are designed not so much to add visual flair but to protect the bodywork when parked in close confines. That technology was first seen here in Citroën’s Cactus and I’m pleased it is being included on other models within the company’s line-up; it is something I think is a worthy inclusion, anything to protect your investment has to be a good thing. Elsewhere, the concept of C3 has certainly remained intact. It is still the cheeky, five-door hatchback that has commanded good sales globally. In New Zealand it has been a solid performer for the Citroën importers and the new design won’t do sales any harm at all. Considering the importance of the C3 in our market, I was asked to borrow Armstrong’s demonstrator. Normally, I wouldn’t take a demo car away from the dealership for fear that a customer may miss out on a drive that

could result in a sale. That being the case, I had only a day and a bit with the newcomer, but that was enough to gauge how well Citroën has done with the C3. It is a fine car and one which carries much of the Citroën way of manufacture – avant-garde, a little unusual, but with a whole heap of charm. Powering the C3 is a fabulous three-cylinder engine which displaces just 1199cc, it has been widely-acclaimed, winning the world’s best engine award for the last three years. Deservedly so, the wee 1.2-litre unit punches well above is weight, it is turbocharged and is rated with 81kW and 205Nm power outputs. Drive is channelled through a six-speed automatic gearbox. The only transmission available in New Zealand, the distributors wouldn’t have it any other way either – while manual gearbox cars are still trendy in Europe, they don’t sell here. All that aside, the automatic works fine. It isn’t the smoothest shifting transmission I’ve driven, but it is robust and does everything like it should. The ratios are well structured so that economy and performance go hand in hand. The C3 will reach 100km/h from a standstill in 10.5sec and will complete a highway overtake – 80km/h to 120km/h – in 7sec. However, the best figures are those of its economy, it is a mammoth fuel miser. Citroën rates it with a combined cycle average of 4.9-litres per 100km (57mpg). At 100km/h it sips fuel instantaneously at the rate of just 3.8l/100km (72mpg) at 100km/h in sixth gear, the engine turning over quite relaxed at 2000rpm. That doesn’t mean the engine isn’t ready to perform, the beauty of the modern turbocharger is its ability to provide substantial power low in the rev band – 5500rpm and just

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THE SPECS PRICE: Citroën C3, $24,990 DIMENSIONS: Length, 3996mm; width, 1749mm; height, 1474mm CONFIGURATION: Three-cylinder, four-wheel-drive, 1199cc, 81kW, 205Nm, six-speed automatic. PERFORMANCE: 0-100km/h, 10.5sec FUEL USAGE: 4.91/100km

1500rpm for torque – as a result, it responds willingly to throttle pressure. On the open road, the C3 cruises with just a hint of the harmonics normally associated with the three-pot design. I’ve made no secret of my desire for that configuration and it is a real gem with its response and characteristics that are part of the catalyst that promotes tidy handling manners. Riding on quiet-riding Michelin tyres (205/55 x 16in), the C3 has controlled grip and purposeful balance. For interest’s sake, the high-grade model gets wheels an inch larger in diameter. Even without low profile rubber, the C3 steers delightfully and, with its height of well under 1.5m, there is little weight transition, body balance stays even and occupants are treated to




a ride/handling balance that you could expect only from Citroën. I remember well the hydro-pneumatic designs in cars of previous generations, and I can safely say, that even with far more simplistic technology, today’s ride from any Citroën model easily replicates that fabulous float-onfluid feeling. At $24,990, or $26,990 for the high-spec version, the C3 represents an easy entry point into the brand. It is loaded with safety technologies, and items for comfort and convenience. Citroën in New Zealand has recently undergone a major restructure in the way it is distributed, that can only mean a higher profile and with fine cars like the C3 a boost in sales is a certainty.





• Experiment with 36 exterior colour combinations • Airbump® panels • 17’’ Alloy Wheels • Beautifully finished interior, exceptionally quiet cabin and comfort seating with Citroën Advanced Comfort® • Keyless entry + start • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto • Lane Departure Warning • 7’’ multitouch screen

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46 STYLE | food news


NEWS Words & Photography Vanessa Ortynsky

The Grey Robin, formerly Shop Eight, has recently opened on New Regent Street. The small upstairs dining room seats just 16 people and is ideal for a small dinner party or a pre-theatre meal. The dining room appeals to the minimalist, sparingly decorated with grey crushed velvet chairs and booths. While diners can expect to be treated to quality fare made from the finest ingredients, The Grey Robin wants everyone to feel comfortable and there’s a focus on customer service.

Twenty Seven Steps

YES WAY, FROSÉ With the hot, dry temperatures we’ve been experiencing this summer, the return of frosé is more than welcome. Frozen rosé is my blended drink of choice – pink, sweet and refreshing, it’s a delicious treat to beat the heat. For two takes on this summery beverage, visit Twenty Seven Steps on New Regent Street and Welles Street in the central city.

HONEY, HONEY Is anyone else obsessed with honeycomb? I can’t get enough of the stuff and it’s now available at Ten27, in their buttermilk pancakes. Served with green tea crumble, honeycomb butter, orange curd and strawberries – it’s my favourite breakfast and dessert in Christchurch. Located in Ferrymead, Ten27 is a spacious all-rounder and open from the early morning until late.

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ICE, ICE BABY Have you been to Sumner lately? My favourite seaside suburb is home to Utopia Ice, dishing out scoops of sorbet and ice cream to ravenous swimmers and locals. The seasonal flavours are all worth a try – rhubarb and lavender are personal favourites. Or, opt for the salted caramel (with popcorn!).

TERRACE TAVERN It’s 2018 and with the new year comes new destinations. We’re excited to see The Terrace come alive again with openings scheduled throughout January and February. The Dux Group will be opening Terrace Tavern later this month, catering to a late-night crew with New Zealand fusion fare. Described as a modern Pacific bistro, Terrace Tavern will be serving a mix of big and shared plates.

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800 Harewood Rd (Airport End) Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:30pm Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm Phone: 359 2772

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4/4 Troup Drive, Addington Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm Saturday - Sunday 8:30am - 6:00pm Ph: 341 1110

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PEPPERBERRY CAFÉ The scrumptious selection of homemade baking should be enough to tempt you to Pepperberry, but the extensive range of sweet treats and cabinet food is just the beginning. Experience the mouthwatering breakfast and brunch dishes created from fresh seasonal ingredients and you won’t be disappointed. 919 Colombo Street, 377 0443

SALA SALA Sala Sala has reestablished itself as a mainstay in Christchurch’s culinary landscape. The menu incorporates a variety of Asian dishes, most notably Peking duck. With crispy skin, the duck is served with the traditional crepe-style pancakes and lashings of plum sauce. A must-try! 142 Papanui Road 355 5932

@TONY’S TEPPAN YAKI Book early if you’d like to nab one of the 20 hot seats surrounding the chefs cooking on the three genuine Teppan Yaki (hot plate) grills. They are very, very popular. As is Tony’s in general for its traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine that also includes sashimi, sukiyaki, tempura, tataki and homemade wasabi cheesecake. Open for lunch and dinner daily with all you can eat Teppan Yaki from Monday to Thursday and fully licensed. What more could you want? 85 Riccarton Road, 341 6608



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CELINE’S Take a virtual trip to China by heading to Celine’s Bar & Restaurant for the best of traditional Chinese street food. Head upstairs to the spacious and comfortable dining room to feast on a range of dishes putting a unique twist on traditional Chinese fare. The perfect spot for any occasion, whether it’s an intimate gathering in one of the groovy booths or a banquet for the whole family to celebrate a special occasion. A great spot to remember for late night dining – Celine’s is open until 1am. Level One, 62 Manchester Street 379 7988

RED BOWL Christchurch’s it spot for yum cha and dim sum (every day from 11am to 3pm) and a delicious variety of Cantonese dinner options. This fully licensed and BYO restaurant is perfect for a gathering of friends or family, with dishes to suit every taste. With an expansive dining room, large parking area and experienced staff, you can hold an event here for up to 100. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff experienced. Set menus and a comprehensive take out .menu are also available. 57 Mandeville Street, Riccarton, 348 3688

ANCESTRAL Share good times and good food at Ancestral (Lao Di Fang) a stylish Chinese restaurant with private karaoke rooms. The menu focuses on Sichuan, Cantonese and Malaysian specialties, such as crystal chicken, laksa and mee goreng and specialty beverages like Taiwanese bubble shakes, green teas and tapioca pearl milk teas. Each private KTV room is individually decorated, and features purpose-built group seating and a state-of-the-art audiovisual system – to ensure that every performance will have you sounding like a pro. 35E Riccarton Road, 348 8876

UNIVERSO A new addition to the Christchurch Art Gallery, Universo offers a menu of hearty favourites and enticing seafood options that will satisfy a wide range of diners. The brasserie is focused on delivering high quality food and impeccable drinks that suit its designer location. With floorto-ceiling plants, you will feel as though you are dining inside a tropical oasis, though, with plenty of outdoor seating, it’s as wonderful a setting for al fresco dining, too. Cnr Worcester Boulevard & Montreal Street, 379 5214

JOYFUL RESTAURANT This restaurant strives to create a joyous atmosphere and the best tasting Chinese food. The chef-in-charge will cook your meal with perfect judgment. Despite its large size, the service is quick and good-natured. Don’t miss the fried dumplings – touted by some as the best in Christchurch. Family-friendly and equally good for date nights or functions for up to 150, Joyful has plenty of on-street or rear parking too. 102 Riccarton Road, 341 6883

UNCOMMON For a relaxed atmosphere and exceptional flavours, look no further than Uncommon. This truly exciting addition to Christchurch’s bold new café scene serves classics with a twist. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or coffee, the attention to detail, service and overall experience are nothing short of exceptional. 262 Tuam Street, 379 3977

Q & A with Head Chef Mirco Turtschi What was it about New Zealand that first drew you away from Switzerland? I had a friend that had moved here first as a chef and he would always talk about New Zealand coastlines and the beautiful seafood that is so accessible. That is something that we miss out on in land-locked Switzerland.

A PLACE TO CONNECT Marketplaces around the world provide a hub of activity for people to interact, be inspired by and connect with food. Drawing influence from this origin, Market Place Restaurant & Bar has endeavoured to travel far and wide to celebrate the region’s finest ingredients with its guests, serving delicacies from Canterbury high-country venison to Wakanui beef cheek.

TOP THREE from the Market Place menu

1 Hereford Ribeye Steak ....

with market salad, fries and your choice of Café de Paris, garlic butter jus or mushroom sauce

2 Pistachio-crusted Lamb Mignon ...

on mint, pea and goats cheese spaetzli with spring greens

3 Grilled Prawn Salad ... with corn, beans, avocado, cherry tomatoes, lettuce and lime dressing OR…

don’t just restrict yourself to any of the above, get a taste of everything with our ‘Trust the Chef’ option.

What have you enjoyed most about setting up the three dining areas at Crowne Plaza? Seeing all my own concepts and ideas evolve from scratch and witnessing the new menus coming to life. We’re experiencing a diverse audience of locals, visitors and guests coming in at different times of the day; it’s good to see the spaces have rhythm. How is Market Place different from your usual hotel restaurant? Market Place has a lot of local supporters, we are proud to say it’s humming and guests appreciate all the thought that has gone into its contemporary design and Market Place inspired menu. It’s also got a strong brand with the connection to the history of Victoria Square, and its use of local suppliers. What are your must-have ingredients? It’s hard to narrow it down, we use over 700 ingredients daily in our hotel kitchen. We use a lot of seasonal produce to provide variation in the menu especially with ‘Trust the Chef’.You can never go wrong with premium grade olive oil – we use Robinsons Bay from local Banks Peninsula. What kitchen tool could you not be without? I swear by my own chef’s knife, which I have had ever since I started cooking at the age of 15. What’s something in your career that you wish you had known sooner? Getting the team involved from the beginning. It’s important to have your kitchen on board with the creative process, it creates a better result and an even more passionate team.

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GOOD THINGS COME ON SMALL PLATES Trending plates of ‘smalls’ and ‘shares’ can be daunting. How can you entrust your dinner decisions with the experts, and defend yourself against a classic textbook case of food envy? Market Place Restaurant has embraced modern dining, bringing to the table a delicious ‘Trust the Chef’ option. Perfect for tables of four, you can relax in full confidence you will have good food, service and wine running to your table. The small plates embody the very best of the Market Place kitchen menu, with selected dishes from the butcher, fishmonger or veggie patch. There’s also a ‘Market Plate’ choice for those who prefer to keep their dishes to themselves! “These dishes celebrate the best of local, New Zealand cuisine and end with a dessert or cheese for those who like to round out their meal, savoury or sweet,” explains Head Chef Mirco Turtschi. “Each day is different depending on what fresh produce we have in the kitchen, so it can be a lovely surprise as sometimes the team creates dishes that aren’t on the menu at all.” Book in for an evening that showcases the best of the best from local and regional producers and suppliers in a dining experience where food envy is off the menu.

Venison Salad

Grilled Prawn Salad

DETAILS Market Place Restaurant & Bar Level 1, 764 Colombo Street 03 741 2829




Extensive selection of dishes ranging local favourites through to International and Asian cuisine. Also famous for delicious desserts. Definitely something to satisfy any taste.

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 from 6.30am serving breakfast, lunch & dinner.

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

Fisherman’s WharF 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.

118 Racecourse Road, Riccarton, Christchurch Phone 03 342 7150

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

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Come and try our TRADITIONAL MEXICAN FOOD... Alvarados is the essential destination for experiencing true Mexican cuisine. Open daily from 11.00am.

Located in The Papanui, the Matches Sports Bar is open from 10am daily serving an extensive range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as a good selection of local beer on tap. They offer a great food menu with a smaller menu available ‘off peak’. Opening out to the central Courtyard, it’s a great place to catch up with friends this summer.

77 Stevens Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch Ph 03 374 4149 Follow us on Twitter @Alvaradoschch

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

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



The Black Door


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.

Our focus centres on putting forth fresh and inventive takes on refined comfort food created with local, fresh produce, including our favourite – the burger. Our children’s menu is healthy and delicious. We have an extensive boutique cocktail and wine list which pairs beautifully with our menu. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, our concept is for you to leave craving more.

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.

BRUNCH BY THE BEACH EVERY SUNDAY FROM 10.30AM Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 5.30pm and Sunday Brunch from 10.30am. 202 Marine Parade, New Brighton Phone 03 388 8210

Open Mon & Tue from 5pm Wed -Fri 11am to late, Sat – Sun 9am to late 6 Robert St, Lincoln 03 421 7488

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

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The Pedal Pusher rollesTon Vibrant Funky Gastro Pub with Great Food, Great atmosphere... Fantastic service... Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.. Make us your local... your home away from home!! 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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The friendly Quartz team offer great service in a comfortable, modern setting. An extensive food & beverage menu has something for everyone including restaurant 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 advised!

Sunday Buffet (Adults $45pp, Kids u12 only $20) Make your Sunday special with our popular Sunday buffet. Enjoy a delicious menu of classic and International flavours. Every Sunday 12.30pm.

82 Rolleston Drive. Ph 03 347 4192 Opening Hours: Mon–Sat 5pm-Late and Sun 12pm lunch-Late Follow us on facebook

High Tea ($29pp or $39pp with a glass of bubbles) 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 every day 11am - 3pm (min 2 people). *Bookings essential, call today: 03 318 6943 Email:


Fillies & Frocks at A Day At The Polo


Robyn Medlicott, Zucchi Leonard, Phillipa Webb

Dan Francis, Gemma Guild, Olivia Cleave

Lily Hym, Mandy Kennedy



he small white projectile flew like a cannonball across the field, pursued by a squadron of riders wielding their mallets like sabres in a manner reminiscent of a Napoleonic cavalry charge. Their snorting mounts thundered in the kicked up dust swirling in the dry Canterbury wind. Seeking relief from the assault of the blowtorch high noon, guests lounged in pre-prandial jollity within the giant marquee. The vibrant auction for Ronald McDonald House South Island took the excitement to a level eclipsed only by the action on the lawn, where the Stella Artois International Polo saw NZ fight it out with longtime rivals Australia.

Emma Dormer, Victoria Alexander, Laura Forbes

Amber Hamilton, Nicola Fitzsimmons

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GOOD GOAT OPENING Heather Early, Chris Toy, Annemarie Jordan

Paul Clarke, Andrew Oorschot, John Wheelans


here was a lot of bleating in Victoria Street on one particular evening recently! The voice doing so was raised in neither dispute nor distress but in greeting to those patrons attending the grand opening of The Good Goat Gastro Pub, the namesake of which possessed that loud vocal capability. Perched on the corner and commanding superb views of the burgeoning city centre, the Good Goat soon filled up with invited guests, their faces kissed by the late afternoon light streaming in through the generous windows. Culinary treasures flowed from the kitchen, delighting all whilst outside the best goat of all stole the show.

Peter and Sarah Schneideman David Tier, Bert Govan, Peter Rae

Janine Jones, Jeremy Richards, Gisele Aynsley

Colin Frazer, Frank van Schaijk, Spence and Grace Thorpe

The latest addition to the JDV Group A new exciting gastro pub with 18 state of the art gaming machines and a wide selection of tap beers.

31 Victoria Street (opposite the casino)

Ph. 03-741 2527

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Celebrating the ‘Joie De Vivre’ Known for its exquisite modern contemporary New Zealand cuisine, seasonally driven and exceptionally presented.

A popular place for a casual catch up in our all day sunny courtyard, Afternoon weekend live music sessions throughout Summer.

A funky Italian restaurant and bar, serving stone baked pizzas fresh from our Valoriani pizza oven. Our new summer menu also boasts delicious salads, tasty snacks and get this, kids eat free EVERY SUNDAY!

190 Aikmans Road, Merivale Ph. 03 964 3860

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hen you come to the end of a perfect day, the place to end up is at the beginning of a perfect party and, whilst the pinnacle of ultimate quality is abstract and unattainable, the reception at Workshop was pretty close. Hospitality flowed in greeting like the nectar that satiates the bee, as along Colombo Street invitees swarmed to the hive of couture. The air inside was sweet with the joy of society and honeyed with the flavour of high fashion. The opening of Workshop, newly installed at The Crossing, could not have been grander, neither in size, nor in welcome.

Vanessa Ortynsky, Hannah Wilson

Jo Franks, Helen Cherry

Jonathan Smart, Linda Penno

Pauline Goodfellow, Belinda Clayton

Annamae Chilcott, Carl Aitchison, Caroline Pheeny

Chris Adams, Chris Franks

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Jolene Bothwell, Karen Botting, Rachelle Henson, Nicky Newman

Anna Bleyendaal, Chelsea Dalglish, Emily Roberts


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T Joanna O’Brien, Claire Williams

Angela McNabb, Rochelle Tarawhiti, Kelly Liddell, Ginnette Campbell

hat nemesis of stiletto heels, a finely manicured lawn, was steadily filling up with people who, clutching glasses in hand mingled upon the green cushioningly cool underfoot velvet. The garden at St George’s Hospital was dressed for a party as were the guests basking in the mellow sun of the retiring afternoon. Wrapped in the elegance of a Noel Coward play, the Christmas garden party meandered along with waiters deftly snaking through the slalom of staff, supporters and friends, presenting tempting platters to all. The scent of roses borne on the summer evening air painted a fragrant picture for later lingering recollection.

Chris Atkinson, Toni Wickham

Claire and Peter Ballantyne

For the first time striking design, seamless connectivity, intuitive driving and exceptional safety have come together perfectly in a bold new SUV To explore the many features and experience it for yourself at Christchurch Mitsubishi on 03 379 0588 to book a test drive.

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Sales, Service, Parts & Finance:

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*Price listed is for Eclipse Cross 2WD XLS. Eclipse Cross 2WD VRX pictured. Brilliant Red colour pictured available for an additional $500. Price excludes On Road Costs - which includes WoF, Registration and a full tank of fuel. See for Diamond Advantage terms and conditions.

Gregg Brooks, Tim Glasson

Rt Rev Dr David Coles, Monica Ryan, Joy Coles

Bob and Jan-Marie Lineham, Sharon and Chris Cooke


Daniela Ward, Issy Forward, Cassie Clark, Sharon and Bill McClure


arvellous machines which once ruled the skies to the awe of the earthbound who gazed upwards in wonder, sat silent now, retired from their lofty kingdom to be sentinels in the memorial hall of courage. The courage also of those desperate for usually unobtainable medical help was the motivation behind the evening to enable the Canterbury Charity Hospital to make such medicine attainable. As the cabaret spun a web of wonder around the night of fun and frivolity, in the hearts of the many attending, sat the real spirit of the event and forthcoming season, that of service to others.

Nicky and Mike Rusbatch

Photography: Lucas Perelini


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xcitement hung like a cloud of incense in the still air of late afternoon, the warmth of newborn summer heralding the start of the southern festive season, especially festive in Fendalton. It was not Father Christmas causing the joyous uproar, but Dame Trelise Cooper jet-setting in with her sleighfull of fashion blessings. Clad in the Dame’s fabulous raiments, a platoon of models trod the circuit, spirits lifting with each graceful step and sway manifesting the life within each garment. Dame Trelise now spoke to her audience, the willing captives to her humanity and wisdom hanging on every word during that all too short evening of wonder.

Robyn Mooney, Donna Vieira Liz Collins, Nicola Barr

Fletcher Edmond, Angus Syme

Lynette McFadden, Dame Trelise Cooper

Val Jones, Mrrietta Horncastle Jacqui Blakeley, Jenny Laney, Tracy Sutherland

Lisa Iliffe, Nikila Creagh

Belinda Dunster, Margaret Danzer

Samantha Sweeting, Rebecca Knight

ICONS NEVER AGE. Proving once again that a MINI is different to any other car out there, the latest MINI model range brings together iconic design with 21st century features. Advanced safety, thrilling performance, an illuminated LED centre instrument, head-up display and parking assist* all come together to make your drive more fun and effortless than ever.

CHRISTCHURCH MINI GARAGE. 30 Manchester Street, Christchurch. 03 363 7240. CHCHMINI.CO.NZ


THE MINI RANGE. *Head-up display and parking assist are optional equipment. See Christchurch MINI Garage or for more information.

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THE SALE YOU DON’T WANT THE TAIL END OF. THE BMW DEMONSTRATOR SALE. Don’t get left behind, the BMW Demonstrator Sale is on now with exceptional opportunities across a range of 2016 and 2017 model year demonstrator BMW’s. Our expert sales team will be on hand to give you the best prices and provide flexible finance options to suit your needs. Be careful not to leave it too late - stock is strictly limited. Visit CHRISTCHURCH BMW today to find out more. Sale ends 27th January. Christchurch BMW 30 Manchester Street, Christchurch, 03 363 7240. Offer available on selected vehicles only. See dealership for details. Availability of vehicles shown cannot be guaranteed. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Demonstrator vehicles include on-road costs. Limited period offer.

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 January 31.

SLIP Summer's activities are a threat to your phone’s safety, so it’s time to slip on a new case. We have four tech21 Evo Check cases for either iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X, Galaxy Note8 or Pixel 2 to give away, each valued at $49.95. Those after more colour can choose an Evo Check Evoke case. Each case offers the effective three-layer protection system that includes FlexShock™, an impact material unique to tech21 that provides up to three metres of drop protection.

SLOP To keep your skin safe this summer, sunscreen is your friend. It’s going to be hot out there and we have teamed up with Ultraceuticals to make sure you are well equipped. We have one SunActive SPF50+ sunscreen pack valued at $177 to give away. This pack includes Face Cream (60ml), Face and Body Lotion (130ml) and Face and Body Recovery Cream (130ml). The SunActive SPF50+ range features complete UVA/UVB spectrum sunscreen ingredients to provide very high sun protection with four hours water resistance, antioxidant protection and touch-dry technology for a shine-free finish.

SLAP Water sports are a key part of the Kiwi summer and now there is a pair of sunglasses that suits your active lifestyle. SlapSee sunnies are designed in New Zealand with innovative siliconecoated arms that click behind your ears to ensure they never fall off, and to enable them to be slapped around the nearest object to keep them safe. Seven lucky readers will receive a pair from the SlapSee Pro range, featuring polarised lenses and worth $39.95 each.

LAST MONTH’S WINNERS: Please check Facebook @stylechristchurch after 1 January to see whether you won one of our mega Christmas giveaways. *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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THE GIFT FROM THE GODS So comfortable, so relaxing.


Massive savings on all Stress Free and Zedere chairs


50% OFF

Gaston Leather Suite 3 + 2 Seater Variety of colours $5,999


Stress Free

$1,499 Zedere


THE LATEST LOOK INDUSTRIAL HAS JUST ARRIVED Inspired by French Vintage Furniture, our new Industrial range is crafted from wood and metal. The raw and rustic detailing reminds us of the furniture workshops founded at the beginning of the Industrial age.



SAVE 25%

Style at the best price





109 TRAFALGAR STREET 03 546 7057


P +64 3 365 7363 E



KING OF SNAKE 145 Victoria Street, Christchurch, New Zealand


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