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April 2019

Jones’ jeeps – veterans on the ‘march’ Fromm’s fitness up to test Oceania Cruises – superb refurb’


Auckland Cup


SUMMER POOLS ARE BUILT IN WINTER Swimming might not be the first thing that springs to mind as we head into autumn, but if you have been dreaming of building a custom pool during these hot summer months, winter is the perfect time to get the process started. Getting your pool built in winter makes it accessible and ready to go once the warm weather comes along. So, you don’t have to wait around through the hot summer for your pool to be built.

Top reasons to consider building your pool this winter:

of the pool will have started to mature and look great.





Summer and pre-Christmas is the busiest time for pool builders, the winter season gives customers the advantage to tap into winter discounts that are on offer, which will disappear as summer gets closer. Pool builders have more availability during winter which means they will be quicker to respond to requests and be able to dedicate more time to your job and get it completed sooner.


The best choice is to start your pool build project in winter so the swimming pool is ready to use as soon as its warm enough to enjoy the outdoors, or even sooner if you have a heated pool.

BACKYARD RECOVERY If you would like a stress free, un-rushed pool project, now is the best time to get your pool build started. Call Willy Jones at Precision Pools for a free consultation and quote, and for some design inspiration look through the gallery of our previously completed work at

Winter construction gives your backyard a chance to recover during spring and additional time for landscaping to take root. By the time you are ready for your first swim of summer, the landscape and surrounds

With less rush, it gives you more time to decide which pool shape and colour you like, what treatment option you prefer, and which additional features you want in the pool like waterfalls, ledges and rock features. If you are installing a spa along with your new pool, there is no better time to enjoy it than through the cooler months.


While the building process takes place, you’ll be able to stay inside in the warmth. During summer you will most likely want to be outside in your backyard which is difficult when your pool is being built.


Everyone looks forward to summer, but imagine how much more fun it will be when you have a brand new swimming pool finished in your back yard, waiting for you to jump in and make the most of summer.

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Heidi Fromm on the run chirpy, chirpy, jeep, jeep Mystery pin up un-covered! Oceania Insignia – shipshape and gorgeous Speak the local lingo


Books mark bravery during First and Second World Wars



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HOME 27 28 29 33


Oui, oui mademoiselle! Beauty counter

Brown rice and quinoa summer salad Mary Berry Quick cooking All’s Fare



Out of Europe At your service ... coral colours interiors The gardener’s pot o’marigold


Shifty Lawyers. We have shifted to our flash new offices at Level 1, 73 King Street, Pukekohe. (Above Whitcoulls) Come in and see us for a coffee.


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Editor says... It’s been non-stop activity for the team at SOuTH magazine this past month. The magazine now has a new office in the heart of king Street, Pukekohe (along with sister publication, Rural Living) and we are all loving it bar a few minor glitches with our computers. Hopefully the next few days will see the gremlins sorted. naturally, readers can always pick up copies of both magazines from outside our door at 151 and are welcome to pop in and say ,”Hi!”. March also saw the team take part in the fabulous Franklin Home and lifestyle Expo – always good fun and we just loved meeting regular readers whilst introducing our magazines, including the annual Design & Build, to newcomers. A big thank-you to all the kiddies who entered our ‘name the scarecrow-ess’ competition which was won by Emma Armstrong who called our lovely lady Hay-lea. However, there were several other great entries so we will also drop out some consolation prizes. I also congratulate lee-Ann Van Tonder who won our show hamper packed with personal, kitchen and bathroom goodies.


AUCKLAND CUP DAY: There were those who had a flutter and those who were all a-flutter at the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland cup day at Ellerslie last month. As always, guests turned out in style including our cover girl and Auckland Racing club style ambassador, Hannah Marinkovich. One of Hannah’s roles is to judge on course fashions but we think her own presentation on the day was a winning one! Photographer cARMEn BIRd thought so too.

I did enjoy the artisan courtyard added to the expo this year and I met both new exhibitors as well as old hands. Although occupied with our own stand, I did manage to whip around the displays, order some garage carpet and pick up some venison salami – so good, wish I’d had more time to wander! But after the fun times, it’s back to some ‘real’ work as we settle into a new modus operandi! In this month’s SOuTH, readers will discover the identity of our mystery March cover girl; they can also read about a local athlete and fitness trainer who lived to tell the tale of running through california’s famous – and hot – death Valley, although hot is something of an understatement. naturally, there’s plenty more so, grab a cuppa and enjoy.



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cup day 10

Horses, their jockeys, owners and punters weren’t the only winners on Auckland Cup Day last month. Racegoers who dressed for the Barfoot and Thompson-sponsored event also won applause for ensuring they did the occasion proud. Photographer, CARMEN BIRD ensured the glamour of the day didn’t go unnoticed.








1, Victoria Arnold, Andrew Craw; 2. Helen Muir, Carly Moloney, Justine Seabrook; 3. Maria Tutaia, Olivia Kinley; 4. Felise duChateau, Denise Suddaby; 5. Vik Shankar, Priya Shankar; 6. Lisa Sanderson, Roger Sanderson; 7. Paula Thompson, Jo MacDonald; 8. Ross Clarke, Rebecca Clarke; 9. Hannah Marinkovich, Carena Worker; 10. Vicky Weeks, Jacqui Journeaux; 11. Veronique Decattre, Vidhya Raithatha, Katie Jacobs; 12. Julia Leuchars, David Steele; 13. Jane Roach, Sophie Blackburn; 14. Sharyn Pask, Rachel Auld; 15. Tania Blackmore, Patrick Collins; 16. Fiona and Peter Thompson; 17. Paul Miller, Marcus Merrilees, Jennifer Frost, Mike Whittaker | april 2019 |


Wonder woman

can’t stop running

In looks, charisma and positive energy, Heidi Fromm has a lot in common with TV’s Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter. Her sporting successes are definitely super hero-worthy and she told ANGELA KEMP, she’s not slowing down any time soon. Heidi Fromm has represented New Zealand in triathlons and duathlons, completed four Ironman races, two ultra marathons and a 100km run – among other arduous events. At 45 (and a very glamorous granny to three-yearold twins, Cooper and Hunter) she recently took part in the Honolulu marathon in searing heat. Pukekohe-born and bred, she’s the daughter of now retired Pukekohe vet, Don Alexander, and has worked as a personal trainer for the past 20 years. She also teaches Les Mills’ group fitness classes at Counties Fitness in Manukau Road in Pukekohe.

She moved up from secondary schools to biathlons (which was renamed duathalon) and ended up in the champs where she placed third woman and first junior. Just six months later she was representing New Zealand at the Worlds’ duathalon in Palm Springs and was first junior and overall 20th woman in the world. Heidi was 17 and her couch potato days were truly over. Over the next three years she won a hat trick of titles in duathalon, as well as representing New Zealand at triathlons for 13 years, placing fifth, sixth and fourth.

“When I was at Pukekohe Intermediate, I was a young, inactive, didn’t-want-to-get-out-ofbed adolescent who was happiest just sitting around watching TV. You couldn’t even get me to run round the block.

Becoming a mum to Danielle in 1995 failed to put Heidi off her stride. “I came back afterwards and that season won anything and everything – the New Zealand nationals, the sprint nationals, the Half Iron Man champs, the Stroke and Stride swim and run series.”

“I was at Pukekohe High School, and aged about 15, when an off-hand remark changed my life. An uncle called me fat in front of the family and I became anorexic. I counted calories constantly, ate next to nothing and got into running. I used to run, run, run, run, run.”

There was no stopping her. When she wasn’t caring for Danielle, training or competing, Heidi worked part time at any work she could pick up from house cleaning to shop assistant. She had the 2000 Olympics in her sights when an injury caused through wearing incorrect shoes put paid to that.

It turned out Heidi was pretty good at this running lark and she began competing in secondary school triathlons. Her first big win was at the Auckland champs at Maraetai where she was runner up to the top junior in the country.

“I really wanted to go but, unfortunately, I got a tendonitis injury through wearing the wrong shoes supplied by my sponsor. I needed to make a living and it was at this point I decided to become a personal trainer.

“It started a thought – you’ve got to eat to compete – and that was the start of my transition. Exercise saved me.”

“I have no regrets as I have had a fantastic career”.

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She is now a popular group fitness

instructor at Counties Fitness where she takes combat, pump, grit, RPM, sprint and CX classes. Needless to say Heidi maintains a level of fitness few could emulate but which she encourages each and every one of her clients to aim for. She works (and runs) six days a week and on her Sunday ‘rest’ day she relaxes with a long run often exceeding a half marathon in length. “It’s my stress release.” A couple of years ago Heidi and her husband Nigel, who is also a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, undertook a gruelling run through Death Valley in California, one of the hottest places on earth. “Nigel had never been to America and I had been trying to get him there for years. He agreed to go as long as we fulfilled his wish to run in Death Valley. It was crazy, so extreme … we nearly killed ourselves. You could see the ground shimmering with the heat and if you stopped moving it felt like your skin was frying. “We were due to start early but Nigel’s wallet was stolen which delayed our start till 10am so, by the time we finished, it was 48°C. I cannot describe how hot it was. It was 21kms and it took just over three hours because you’re literally walking.” Last December Heidi fulfilled her own longstanding ambition when she ran in the Honolulu Marathon in Hawaii. “When I was competing I qualified for the Kona Ironman in Hawaii

four times. I didn’t think my time of 9hours 47mins was that fast being a facetious young woman back then. But it was actually quite fast for the Ironman distance in the high temperatures and humidity. “I wanted to do the marathon, to tick it off my bucket list and complete it in under four hours. I did 3hrs 15mins in my heyday when I was younger and 3hrs 34mins in Auckland a couple of years ago.” Running in 25-29degsC heat, Heidi finished the course in 4hrs 8mins. “I can’t really get upset at the time because when they brought the placings out I was 36th in my age group out of 1055, 253rd female out of 8,967 women and 1237th out of 27,000 runners, men and women.” Since Heidi’s mum was diagnosed with dementia a few years ago, it’s made her even more determined to grab every opportunity and she radiates positive energy despite her family worries. She’s passionate about people taking exercise, particularly as they get older. ”It definitely helps with posture, brain function and wellbeing. As you grow older you lose muscle and can become frail. It’s really important to keep some sort of activity – even if it’s just walking – going.” Heidi believes strong is the new skinny and everyone should be the best versions of themselves regardless of weight or body size. “As long as you are happy with yourself and 80 per cent healthy, the rest will fall into place.”

“We were due to start early but Nigel’s wallet was stolen which delayed our start till 10am so, by the time we finished, it was 48°C. I cannot describe how hot it was. It was 21kms and it took just over three hours because you’re literally walking.”

Photo Wanye Martin

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Oceania’s Insignia –

she’s ship-shape and gorgeous By Jes Magill Years ago I had a bad experience on a cruise ship out of LA and vowed I would never go on another one. The ship went to Ensenada in Mexico, taking in Catalina Island on the way, then back to LA port. I’d joined my husband on a work trip and helped host a group of customers so, effectively we were staff. Our room confirmed it, the ship was garish and crowded and the space between our two tiny beds so tight, we used them as the floor. So, when EastLife editor Helen Perry asked me to write on

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Oceania Cruises’ refurb of one of its four R-class ships I said, “No way. Cruise ships – awful things.” She said, “No they’re not and especially not Oceania’s, Insignia – you’ll see!.”

In Auckland as part of her 180 day Around the World Cruise, the Insignia was elegant and boutique, taking just 684 guests with 400 staff.

So, one glorious late summer’s morning I caught the Half Moon Bay ferry into Auckland, sailing past Insignia, which was docked at Princes Wharf.

Our group was shown most of the ship, viewing some of the 342 brand new designer suites and staterooms, restaurants, lounges, bars, library and pool area. And I can tell you this beautiful refit was no mean feat.

First impressions from the outside: she wasn’t huge; tick. From the inside, as one of four vessels to undergo a US$100 million refurb, she was sumptuous and jaw-dropping gorgeous.

Inspiration for the elegant new look was inspired by Oceania’s 450 ports of call and across all four ships has included a mind-boggling 1368 new suites and staterooms, 1400 marble bathrooms, 8000 light fixtures

and 12,000 sofas and chairs. More than 1000 artisans and craftsmen were commissioned for the stunning art collection and designer finishing touches – upcoming passengers are in for a treat! What’s more, if the gourmet lunch we enjoyed during our visit was anything to go by, guests will be most impressed. New Zealand is now Oceania’s fourth largest global market and with products such as the Insignia, it’s not surprising Kiwis have taken to cruises like ducks to water. For sure, I’ll never say never again.

First impressions from the outside: she wasn’t huge; tick. From the inside, as one of four vessels to undergo a US$100 million refurb, she was sumptuous and jawdropping gorgeous.

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Speak the Bunny cARE TIPS local lingo Easter is a timely season to remember the care of domestic rabbits. dr nikki Frost, senior vet at Franklin Vets Pukekohe tells how to keep your rabbit happy and healthy.

– EVEn dREAdFullY When in a foreign country it’s important to be adventurous and that means using the local language even when you don’t really know a word. However, be aware, too, that inevitably there will be some excruciating moments when you get it terribly wrong. On the other hand, it’s so worthwhile when you can finally start to communicate with people in their native tongue. I’ve had some awkward moments with my attempts at other languages. I particularly remember a sultry summer’s day in cairo. It was during Ramadan and nearing the time to break the fast so, hot and hungry cairenes were battling the chaotic traffic to get home. One taxi driver made a crazy manoeuvre, cutting us off; I immediately reacted. leaning out the passenger window I yelled: “ye hamar” (you donkey) in my very best Arabic. I was quite proud of myself, feeling I had enunciated the difficult “h” sound almost perfectly, But, my driver (who was my very new husband) was livid. It wasn’t quite an international incident, but it was a definite stand-off in the street. “You put us both in danger,” he growled. Happily – and in the spirit of Ramadan – the two men shook hands and we all went on our way. Another faux pas was more embarrassing. I’d lived in Egypt for about six months and feeling quite confident with my new vocabulary, ventured out to buy some veggies at the local market. To the Arabic-speaker’s ear

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there is a big difference in the Egyptian word for lettuce and the slang name for a woman’s intimate bits, but the subtle intonation escaped me. Readers can imagine the consternation among stall holders when I tried to bargain for the latter. Of course, it’s a totally different story when you are working and living in a country. If you plan a couple of weeks touring in Egypt, you probably won’t need a lettuce or a donkey, but do try to learn the basic greetings, locals are generally so appreciative. And, that goes for anywhere you travel. It really is useful to buy a small phrase book and do some homework as you head to your destination. You may have to resort to sign language at times – crossed legs and an agonised face usually mean ‘I need a toilet’ anywhere in the world. But, without doubt it is helpful to have at hand a range of useful sentences to help you on your way. Being in the food importing business, my husband travels often. However, he doesn’t eat pork and in some places, where it’s really prevalent on menus (such as china), and where the language is difficult to master, he resorts to drawing a pig with a big line through it. clearly, verboten. These days travellers often have phones with translation applications to cover all bases, but it still pays to make an effort to communicate verbally. Even if the locals reply in English to a query you thought was pitch perfect in their language, your attempt will be appreciated, even applauded, and can lead to interesting friendships…but not when you yell ‘donkey’ at a stranger!

like the Easter Bunny, real live rabbits are cute and cuddly however, they do require special care to look after them. Here are a few tips: • • Rabbits are social creatures. In the wild they live in groups, so they can get very lonely living alone. consider getting a second rabbit or a guinea pig for company. • Rabbits have continuously growing teeth so need to chew a lot to wear these down. Hay and grass are perfect for this and should constitute 80% of their diet. concentrated food pellets fill rabbits up too quickly, so they don’t do extra chewing. You should only feed a maximum of 1/8 of a cup of pellets per kg of rabbit. • lettuce with high water content such as iceberg lettuce is not good for rabbits. darker more fibrous lettuces such as Romaine can be okay in small amounts. • Foods such as root vegetables such as carrots and fruit contain high levels of sugars so should

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be fed only in small amounts as a treat. It is better giving them leafy greens such as kale, spinach and silverbeet. Rabbits can get lice and fleas. Talk to your vet about suitable treatments as some flea treatments can be toxic to rabbits. Rabbits can suffer from diarrhoea if the food they eat has a high water content such as fresh spring grass. Rabbits should be checked daily for evidence of faecal build up and this should be cleaned off so it doesn’t attracted flies. Vaccination of rabbits against calicivirus can be lifesaving so this should be done annually. Rabbits should be desexed to prevent unwanted pregnancies and to reduce the risk of reproductive cancers. It can also make the boys a bit quieter for handling. Rabbits can be litter box trained so they can be indoors but be careful of electrical cords as they do like to chew.

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By Robyn Yousef

Mystery pin up un-cOVEREd! Because so many readers wanted to know who the stunning pin up girl was on last month’s cover, our sleuths at SOuTH fell over themselves to ‘cherchez la femme’. They didn’t have to look far before her identity was revealed by her proud mum, Janet, who contacted our office to say it was none other than her gorgeous daughter, Hollie Henderson. “I received a text from my uncle Mike and his wife Janie. They were at a restaurant somewhere in Auckland and came across a copy of SOuTH,” says Hollie. “He sent me a photo and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. That has never happened before, I was so excited I ran and showed my partner, Ethan, and sent the photo to my mum. She was so excited and really proud.” Hollie’s pin up persona, Miss Polly Rose, was captured by our awardwinning photographer Wayne Martin at the Rebel Roundup in Pukekohe Park. And, our Wayne’s obviously has a good eye – for the ladies and a photo opportunity – Hollie went on to win the Miss Rebel Roundup pageant! The 25-year-old has been on the pin up scene for around three years but confessed she doesn’t do rock ‘n’ roll dancing. “I’m not what you’d call an ardent rock and roller but I definitely enjoy the music and the atmosphere,” she says. “One of the good things which drew me to the scene is that we have a really kind, friendly, caring and compassionate community; that’s a draw point for me, definitely. “There isn’t a day where I can’t dress up and not feel good about it. I can be myself, purely in my own skin. I don’t feel judged about my style either. If you’re confident, it will shine through.” Hollie works as a medical receptionist in Hamilton and is also studying for a masters in make-up artistry and special effects at the Qc Make up Academy. In her spare time she goes along to as many rockabilly and vintage events as she can.

“I love meeting new people and really enjoy catching up with friends and family. Obviously I love practising hair and make-up looks (I have around 20 eye shadow palettes) and I try and paint when I can. I have always loved art and tend to channel it through my make up.” When it comes to her gorgeous costumes and outfits, Hollie buys them from specialist pin up clothing boutiques as well as vintage buy, sell and swap pages and garage sales. She says she chose her pin up name, Miss Polly Rose, before her first pageant, Miss Frankton

Thunder, three years ago. “I was freaking out as I only had a few days to figure out a name. I was new to the scene so I wanted to engage it with my name a little bit. I used Polly as it rhymes with Hollie and added Rose as my grand-dad used to call me ‘Tulip’ when I was little.” At Rebel Roundup Hollie wowed the judges with three outfit changes and a surprise prop – a vintage bike. “I added a bike to my day wear section as I wanted that wow factor for my stage presence. I had never used a prop before and at first

thought it would be a bit risky but I wanted to challenge myself.” The risk paid off and Hollie beat 16 others to the Miss Rebel Roundup title. She’s now looking at entering Miss Pin up new Zealand in October. “I have entered a number of pageants, all 50s style, and they are honestly so much fun. I wanted to enter Rebel Roundup for the experience. I helped back stage last year and there was so much positive energy I came back for more. “now, I’m hoping my experience in Rebel Roundup will help me in the Miss Pin up pageant.” south | april 2019 |


‘Ginger’s’ general purposes

Although Jeeps derive their name from the initials GP (standing for General Purposes), they’re not only commanded by generals, colonels or privates these days. In fact, even private citizens can handle these old warhorses, as JON RAWLINSON reveals. I love the smell of oil in the morning – walking through Ross Jones’ Ramarama workshop, it’s clear his ‘veterans’ may be retired from active service (and unlikely to be part of an Apocalypse now, or ever) but they’re not built to be static museum exhibits either. In fact, come April 25, one of Ross’ favourites Jeeps will once again be under marching orders during the Papakura AnZAc day parade. “The Americans used to put names on some of their jeeps – ginger Meggs was some American girl, I guess, so some people call me ginger now!” Ross laughs. “I tend to do the Papakura parades – I’ll be driving ginger Meggs again this year – while the Swain

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brothers [Rex and Ivan] usually cover the Pukekohe event. One reason for doing the parades is so that any veterans who can’t march can still take part but I guess the Jeeps themselves are veterans too.” As founder of the nZ Military Vehicle collectors club’s Jeep division, Ross (as well as the Swain brothers and other members from across the north Island) has been helping preserve a proud heritage. Jeeps from the club will also be on show at Auckland city parade. “I started the Jeep division years ago and I’ve run it ever since. The youngest member is a counties Manukau policeman and the oldest (from Papakura) is aged 90,” says the retired mechanical engineer.

“I’ve owned Jeeps for something like 25 years overall; I have about a dozen or so although I probably have another three I’m yet to restore.” Although his fascination with restoring military vehicles began as a teenager, it wasn’t until more recent years that Ross has had both the time and money to give them his full attention. He now runs a business called Just Jeeps specialising in restoring these diligent machines. Another from the nZ Military Vehicle collectors club’s ranks, Malcolm lumsden (who featured in Rural Living’s dec-Jan 2014-15 issue) has a halftrack which was restored to its former glory thanks to Ross’ skills.

“When I was about 15 or 16, I bought a Jeep engine; that’s all I could afford. I’ve run a number of successful businesses over the years so, when I’ve had the money to afford them, I haven’t had much time to work on them. luckily, I now have enough of both.” using either remade (replica) parts or originals where practical, Ross has sold 50 complete Jeeps over the past 50 years. However, there are some vehicles which are set to remain in his own collection, including a 1929 scout car (complete with a replica Vickers machine gun) and (not quite) the world’s fastest Indian. “My dad rode an old Indian motorbike when he was in the army

“One reason for doing the parades is so that any veterans who can’t march can still take part but I guess the Jeeps themselves are veterans too.”

so it’s quite special to me. But, no, it’s definitely not the world’s fastest,” he laughs, “dad’s name wasn’t Burt Munro!” In addition to AnZAc parades, vehicles from the Jeep division are regularly in service at christmas parades and a wide range of fundraising events. Most recently, locals may have seen them at the Vintage Harvest Festival in glenbrook and, in future, even when they’re not out on the road, they will be on show at Ross’ own museum, should his plans come to fruition. “now that I have more time to work on it, I’m hoping to have my museum set up within a

couple of years or so. I’ll have murals, mannequins with machine guns and all that type of stuff. Papakura Museum has been very good to me; they’ve given me all sorts of things,” he confirms. “We do a lot to try and help people raise money – we go to Papakura lions’ events, school fundraisers and offer rides at retirement homes – we’re happy to do our bit wherever we can.” Although the last of new Zealand’s Second World War veterans may have now been honoured by their own last posts, it’s fitting that vehicles (such as Ross’ Jeeps) can carry on the legacies of those to whom so many owe so much.

Ross Joss with Ginger Meggs.

Photos Wayne Martin

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Te Metua, Te Tamaiti, me Te Ra Now - May 18, Franklin Arts Centre, 12 Massey Ave, Pukekohe The work of father and son, Derek and Dylan Lind take centre stage at Franklin Arts Centre. Drawing on the connections of family (and the influence of Derek’s late mother, Rauru), this exhibition expects to confront and impress. Visit for details.

Whether hitting the city or hanging around closer to home, Aucklanders from the South side have plenty of options when it comes to entertainment. So, to help readers decide where they want to be, when surrounded by the who’s who, here’s a quick guide to our picks of the month.

Potted Potter April 17-21, times vary, ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey St, Auckland Since JK Rowling penned her first book about a young wizard’s schooldays, fans have become downright potty about Potter. Although this show is sure to delight those who know their Azkaban from their Engorgio, this humorous parody is also intended to be accessible to mere muggles too. Suited to adults and children (aged six and up), Potted Potter appears set to guarantee a spellbinding performance. See for details.

ANZAC Day services April 25, Times & locations vary

Royal Easter Show April 18-22, ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Ln W, Epsom It’s beginning to look a lot like... Easter! A celebration of country living in the heart of New Zealand’s largest city, the Royal Easter Show features an A&P show like no other. A celebration of Easter and rural New Zealand rolled into one, this event is not to be missed. For more information, see

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More than a century since peace was declared, ending one of the most grim chapter’s in world history, The First World War and conflicts since have become etched in the memories of all New Zealanders. Once again, last posts will remind us that, peace can last only as long as we remember the sacrifices and tragedies of war. Contact your local RSA for details of this year’s services – Pukekohe & Districts (09 238 7869), Papakura (09 298 5091), Waiuku (09 235 7518). Alternatively, visit for a complete list of services nationwide.

Oui, oui

mademoiselle! Bidding adieu to seasons past Loobie’s Story channels the magic of à la française into this year’s winter collection – A Parisian Life. Taking its cue from sophisticated Parisian lifestyles, the collection steps out with bespoke prints, a touch of faux fur and soft, fluid fabrics, which are all about femininity. There’s a mix, of luxe burnout velvets, ethereal georgettes, soft merino-blend knits and pretty embroidery for evening dressing. Look for fluted sleeves, fine mesh shoulder inserts, feathered amour collars (see front cover) and gorgeous colours ranging from powder to jewel tones Whether wandering the Champs-Élysées, or gracing the work place here in New Zealand, Loobie’s Story’s latest collection ensures you can do it in style.

Then relax in our fully licensed bar!

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vivo skin clinic – New Zealand’s biggest hair and beauty brand now offering the latest in skin therapies with the opening of ‘Vivo Skin Clinic’ around the country! Exciting news – Vivo Hair & Beauty has been at the forefront of the industry since it was established in 2010, quickly growing to 85 privately owned salons across the country but now the group has taken a momentous step, rebranding its beauty arm nationwide as VIVO SKIN CLINIC. “This allows us to channel our efforts into providing our clients with the latest in advanced skincare,” says co-founder Lynden Mason. “Over the past few years we have watched the beauty industry rapidly evolve from being predominantly ‘soft and pampering’ services into a technologically advanced and technically complex field with a real focus on skin.

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“We believe clients want to achieve powerful and lasting skin transformations utilising the innovative range of training, products and treatments which beauty therapists can now access. “Because Vivo is not a franchise, we have the freedom and flexibility to ensure we continuously adapt, offering New Zealanders the very best in the hair and beauty industry. After a lot of planning, research and behind the scenes development, it’s exciting to see the vision of VIVO SKIN CLINIC come to life.”

Maree Louise Underfashions

At Vivo, management is passionate about and insists on open-ended education for its teams. Because of this, skin therapists receive continuous, comprehensive education and upskilling in the latest treatments and therapies, enabling them to be at the front line

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of this industry evolution. National training and product manager, Siobhan Chant says we have created a team of talented skin care professionals with the knowledge to critically analyse, evaluate and treat a vast array of skin concerns and conditions, from anti-ageing to acne. “Each VIVO SKIN CLINIC will offer a range of advanced skin treatments including customised facial treatments, microdermabrasion, skin needling, dermaplaning, led light therapy, IPL skin rejuvenation, pigmentation removal, Vitamin A anti-ageing treatments and AHA chemical peels,” she says. “Clients can be assured that Vivo skin therapists will use only the best in global professional skincare in VIVO SKIN CLINICs. Trusted by physicians, aestheticians and consumers worldwide, combined with Nobel-prize winning technology, Cosmedix and Aspect lead the industry in chirally-correct skincare.” Lynden adds that VIVO has extensively researched and tested a wide range of global skincare and has carefully selected Cosmedix and Aspect as its in-clinic brands. “We are confident that Cosmedix and Aspect are the best we can offer our clients in terms of quality and technology,” Siobhan says. For more information on VIVO SKIN CLINICs please visit or connect with us on Facebook (Vivo Hair and Beauty – New Zealand) and Instagram (@vivohairandbeauty).

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Beauty cOunTER TWO-STEP CLEANSING REGIME Who’s left their makeup on after a night out? Oh dear! Just remember, oil and dead skin cells left on the outermost layer can lead to clogged pores and other issues but by introducing a natural Instinct double cleansing regime to remove dirt and impurities, the delicate skin barrier will be cleaned and protected without unnecessary fragrances, sulphates and harsh detergents. Begin the two-step routine with natural Instinct Refining cleansing Oil (100ml RRP $24.99), formulated with six botanical oil extracts, including almond, argan and watermelon seed oils, to draw away makeup, dirt and excess sebum. Then apply natural Instinct’s Refreshing Foaming cleanser (110ml RRP $10.99), enriched with Vitamin c, kakudu plum and goji berry, to deeply cleanse pores of stubborn impurities. Available from selected supermarkets, pharmacies and health stores.

FAST, EFFECTIVE BLEMISH TREATMENT Most of us have struggled with blemishes and acne from time to time and know a good skincare routine is the secret to healthy skin. But, of course, a good skincare routine is dependent on using the right products. That’s why it’s easy to applaud dermaviduals new go-to solution for blemished skin, Plutioderm Fluid (20ml RRP nZ$108.20), a powerful herbal serum based on liposome technology. The concentrated serum aids the blemish prevention process by reducing inflammation, soothing the skin and reducing microbial infestation. used with dermaviduals Plutioderm Plus cream provides a double action approach to blemish-free skin and like all dermaviduals products both are free from emulsifiers, preservatives, fragrances, mineral oils, silicones, dyes and amine. Available in some 60 clinics in new Zealand.


ALL AGLOW FOR WINTER Inspired by summer’s kiss on soft, smooth skin, natio’s latest Sun kissed limited edition colour collection celebrate radiant beauty. Soft nude tones and lustrous skin-flattering textures combine to extend summer’s happy glow right through the cooler season ahead. comprising seven make-up essentials, today we feature the Bronze glow Perfecting Primer (RRP nZd $19.50), a barely-there, silky smooth and lightly tinted base to apply prior to foundation or it can be worn alone for delicate, dimensional coverage. designed to warm the complexion with a sheer wash of healthy colour it is infused with grape seed and antioxidant green tea to nourish and protect skin. Available from Farmers and participating pharmacies from April 11, 2019.

Blondes may have more fun, but keeping blonde hair glowing and healthy requires maintenance. To help blondes say ‘bye’ to brassy tones and fading colours, glow lab has launched a salon quality, natural, Purple Shampoo and conditioner containing keratin. The new silicone and sulphate-free products correct unwanted yellow or brassy undertones to enhance the vibrancy and colour longevity of blonde, lightened or highlighted hair. Formulated to neutralise unwanted tones and to naturally protect and improve the condition of blonde and coloured hair, the resistant texture of shampoo and conditioner is not absorbed into the skin, allowing for a stain-free treatment. The keratin protects the cuticle and helps restores hair which has been exposed to chemicals, heat and environmental factors. glow lab Purple Shampoo and conditioner (RRP $14.99 each) available in supermarkets nationwide.


Summer Salad Ancient grains have gained popularity in recent times and are making an impression on modern eating habits, bringing versatility and natural flavours with them. This delicious and nutritious colourful rice salad was made by SunRice ambassadors, sisters, Julia and Libby using the SunRice Brown Rice & Quinoa to provide the perfect protein punch.

It’s a great meal with grains which will help keep you going at the gym. The combination of brown rice and quinoa are a good source of fibre, mixed with vegetables, nuts and a DIY sweet chilli dressing to make a tasty and healthy meal. Quinoa is also rich in magnesium and contains iron. Whip up a big batch to enjoy for lunch, dinner or as a side. You can also let the flavours marinate overnight to enjoy the combination of rich flavours the next day!

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Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 40 minutes Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS: • 2 cups SunRice naturally Rice & Quinoa • 2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped • 2 cups purple cabbage, roughly chopped • 1 cup of peas • 1 red capsicum, cubed • 4 spring onions, sliced • 1/2 cup almonds

METHOD: Place SunRice naturally Rice & Quinoa and 2 cups of water into a medium sized saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stand, covered for 5 minutes. While the rice is cooking, prepare the dressing in a small bowl by mixing together the ingredients. In a large bowl, add the brown rice and quinoa, salad ingredients, pour dressing over and gently toss to combine.

Sweet Chilli Dressing: • • • • •

2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey 3 tbsp vinegar 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp red chili flakes

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Specialising in weddings, conferences and private functions, Beaufords is set in the beautiful grounds of Totara Park, adjacent to the Auckland Botanical Gardens, just 5 minutes off the motorway at Manurewa. A popular venue for weddings and private functions for over 40 years, Beaufords offers the luxury of choice between the Historic Homestead and Garden Marquee. Full catering and bar service with style and elegance at affordable prices.

Acclaimed retro retreat in the heart of Auckland Airport’s shopping precinct – Szimpla Gastro Bar – is dishing up delicious food, quality craft beer & good old Kiwi hospitality. We have options for large group bookings from 20-80 people with canapes and set menus available. Consider us for your next birthday venue, engagement function or a catch up with friends before heading to the airport. Brunch from 10am every weekend alongside our expansive all day menu including yummy veggie and gluten free options.

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WINNER Rural Cafe of the Year. Recommending this cafe is easy – the food and service are that good and directions couldn’t be more straight forward: head along Karaka Rd and look out for the big... red shed! Along with their team, Paul (a chef with 30 years’ experience) and Kristina Smith serve quality food amidst beautiful, family and animal friendly, garden surrounds. Creative breakfasts, morning and afternoon teas, gourmet-style lunches and moreish cakes are all on offer at this fully licensed slice of rural paradise, open 8.30am-4pm.

Canopius as always is bringing the finest, freshest and freerange product to the area’s surrounding Papakura. Our passion for quality food and fantastic coffee is second to none and our new range of summer cocktails like the Aperol Spritz are perfect for that lazy weekend afternoon. Whether you’re choosing your favourite from our menu, or grabbing something from the extensive cabinet selection, Canopius will cater to what drives your hunger.

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Easter joy... at Paddock to Pantry Anyone who knows karaka’s Paddock to Pantry will be aware that this gourmet country store is a rare commodity in today’s world of supermarket chains. dealing in a phenomenal range of specialty brands and labels across a broad range of products, the store also ensures every season sees an offering of special temptations to make the mouth water. And, with Easter on the horizon, patrons can expect a fabulous array of chocolate eggs, bunnies and other indulgent treats from awardwinning chocolatier, She universe. Having developed its own unique products, combining the craft of bean chocolatiers and confiseurs – they craft both from the cacao bean and work with the finest organic and fair-trade full bean chocolate – She universe goodies are ear-marked for only the very best establishments. That’s why Paddock to Pantry is among them. Owners, Wayne and Melanie kennerley, insist on the best and once again their fabulous Easter display encompasses amazing chocolate goodies which are a far cry from the mass produced Easter eggs commonly found elsewhere. Melanie says while this year’s selection includes a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, super indulgent, organic chocolate Easter

Eggs (with chocolate inside), it also features gluten, dairy and sugar-free variants made from Fair Trade chocolate which gives their customers choices about how they celebrate Easter. “We love seeing the delight on parents’ faces when they find they can provide incredible chocolate sensations without the need to sacrifice personal or health related choices,” she says. “And, delight is what Wayne and I felt when we were offered an opportunity to

visit the She universe chocolate kitchen in christchurch. There we were able to create our very own Easter Eggs. “like kids in a candy store we listened and learned the secrets from passionate master chocolatier, Oonagh, who helped us create our own ‘masterpieces’. It was a lot of fun and made us appreciate the work that goes into each creativity Easter Egg. So, it is even more exciting, to have their Easter eggs and rabbits in store.”

With the She universe collection ranging in price from $9.99 to $69.99, there is pretty well something for everyone and, this year, that range is further complemented by a selection of quality products from devonport chocolates, renowned for delectable fillings, beautiful presentation and attention to detail. So, don’t waste a minute, hop down to Paddock to Pantry, corner linwood and Blackbridge Roads, karaka.

cAllIng All EPIcuREAnS While Easter treats may be foremost in the minds of many people, Paddock to Pantry offers an amazing range of larder luxuries to satisfy everyone form ardent chefs to dedicated vegans. And, although chocolate eggs might be the gift of choice for many people this month, this eclectic store offers the makings for gift baskets to encompasses a variety of tastes.

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Wayne and Melanie have ensured patrons will enjoy discovering the likes of Italian pasta and sauces, uk cheeses, german jellies of the vegan variety, prestigious condiment brands, fresh vegetables, top quality wines, artisan breads and so much more…the list goes on and on and on. If you’re in store on a Friday night when the fresh seafood arrives you’re in for an extra treat; wine tasting could be on the cards too and, if it is flowers you want, the in-house florist

( will ensure you have blooms galore for friend (or foe) or just to help your home décor blossom – order online too! So, whatever you’re planning for loved ones at Easter, be sure to call at Paddock to Pantry – no doubt you’ll do all your shopping on the spot and be everyone’s favourite come Easter weekend.


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Fresh in the kitchen By Jon Rawlinson Special delivery instructions? Should I be ‘cheeky’ and advise the delivery person to avert their eyes in case I’m nude at the time? No, best not; they may be disappointed if I’m not playing the ‘naked chef’ when my HelloFresh box is (conveniently) delivered. After completing a short,

straightforward order form online, we received our first box – a classic box with three meals per week for two people – I made sure to wear an apron for modesty sake!

and fries, dukkah chicken and feta with roast veggies, and chermoulayoghurt chicken and rice) I definitely spent less time cooking during the week.

Although the idea of meal kits delivered direct to one’s door is not new, HelloFresh certainly delivers when it comes to its name. And, thanks to straight-forward recipes (for hoison beef burgers with slaw

As the meals themselves were more than just a little tempting, cleanup time was also reduced with not a morsel left on either of our plates. And yet, as a couple used to overcooking (producing

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leftovers), the portion sizes was somewhat of a drawback too. Next time I think we’ll go for the family box (four meals for four people), which should allow for at least one leftover night per week.

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Try our latest flavours of the month and experience a range of new products with a real taste difference.

FLAT-PACKED CREME EGGS! It’s almost time for the Easter bunny to do his rounds but this year he may well have ditched cadbury creme eggs from his basket in favour of a yum usurper – the new cadbury dairy Milk block filled with the gooey creme egg mixture loved by many. The limited-edition block boasts the delectable flavours of a creme Egg centre, encased in a traditional cadbury dairy Milk chocolate block – a great way to celebrate. cadbury dairy Milk creme Egg block is available in countdown, new World, Pak’nSave and The Warehouse stores across new Zealand.


CHANUI POURS ON THE FLAVOUR Who’s for a cuppa then? A chanui cuppa, that is, and take your pick from chanui Organic green (blended from the delicate leaves of Sri lanka and china’s Hunan province) – free of additives, preservatives, unwanted chemicals and genetic engineering; chanui Premium English Breakfast – a classic, robust brew for tea purists or chanui Premium Earl grey, packed full of bergamot to give it a gorgeous citrus scent and deliciously familiar flavour. Proudly nZ-owned and operated, chanui’s top tasting teas are available from leading supermarkets nationwide with a RRP ranging from $4.49 to $9.19.

In this high stress world it’s all too easy to feel under the pump. now, thanks to our mates at Macs, letting the pressure get to us is actively encouraged! A limited edition brew, Mac’s Pressure drop (ABV 6.2%) is an Indian pale ale which sees some other beverages pale in comparison. delivering a full, fruity, hop-laden flavour, Pressure drop is available at shops (supermarkets and liquor outlets nationwide, RRP $15.99 per four pack) and on tap at Mac’s Brew Bars.

SAVOUR CHILLED RED WINE Summer was red hot and autumn is still gorgeously warm but that doesn’t mean favourite red wines need to sit on the shelf! contrary to convention, Sacred Hill’s vibrant Marlborough Pinot noir is deliciously refreshing when enjoyed lightly chilled on toasty days. With aromas of cherry and ripe raspberry, complemented by a savoury undertone, its velvety texture is delightfully smooth when served cool. But don’t leave it in the fridge indefinitely! Sacred Hill winemakers suggest putting Pinot noir in the fridge for just half an hour before serving, ideally enjoying it at around 12( - 14(c. chilling for too long can cause the aromas and flavours to become muted. Sacred Hill Marlborough Pinot noir, RRP $17.99.

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Quick Cooking Among the best of British home cooks, Mary Berry has proven a top pick among those keen to whip up delicious meals. Replete with recipes (more than 120 in total), Mary’s latest book takes a no-nonsense approach allowing readers to quickly create 20 and 30 minute meals, including these two recipes. KING PRAWN & BROCCOLI STIR-FRY WITH BLACK BEAN SAUCE Serves 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 8 minutes A quick dish for a midweek meal. If you can’t find oyster mushrooms, use chestnut mushrooms instead. Black bean sauce is fermented black or yellow soya beans. • 2 tbsp sunflower oil • 2 large shallots, very thinly sliced • 2cm (3/4in) knob of fresh root ginger, peeled and thinly sliced (see note) • 1 fresh red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced • 350g (12oz) peeled raw king prawns, deveined (see note below and on page 113) • 250g (9oz) broccoli, broken into tiny florets • 150g (5oz) oyster mushrooms, thickly sliced • 6 tbsp black bean sauce • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce • Juice of 1/2 lemon Heat a large frying pan or wok until very hot. Add the oil, shallots, ginger and chilli and stir-fry over a high heat for 30 seconds. Push the vegetables to one side of the pan, season prawns with salt and pepper and add to centre of pan.

COOK’S NOTES • To peel a small knob of root ginger, which can be a bit tricky to handle, take a teaspoon and scrape away the skin – it will come off easily. • Using raw prawns makes all the difference to this dish; if you use cooked prawns, they can become rubbery and lose their flavour. • Best made and served immediately. Not suitable for freezing.

Fry for about 2 minutes until starting to turn pink. Tip in the broccoli and mushrooms, toss together using two spatulas and fry for 2-3 minutes. Mix the black bean sauce, soy sauce and lemon juice together in a bowl. Add to the pan and toss everything together well. Stir-fry for another 2 minutes until the prawns are cooked and the broccoli is just tender but still crunchy.

From Sunday lunches to delectable dinners, Mary Berry – Quick Cooking has foolproof solutions for any occasion. Mary Berry: Mary Berry – Quick Cooking RRP $60 | BBC Books

Serve piping hot on its own or with rice or noodles.


cream mixture on top and half of the grated chocolate.

Serves 4-6 Prep time: 20 minutes plus chilling A classic Italian dessert, this is still a favourite of mine. I’ve made individual puddings here (piccolo means ‘small’ in Italian), as they set more quickly, but you could make this in a large 1.2litre (2-pint) dish, if you prefer. • 250g (9oz) full-fat mascarpone cheese • 300ml (10fl oz) double cream • 2 tsp vanilla extract • 4 tbsp icing sugar, sifted • 125ml (4fl oz) strong coffee, cooled • 6 tbsp brandy • 12 sponge fingers (see note) • 50g (2oz) dark chocolate, coarsely grated You will need 4–6 small tumblers.

Break the remaining sponge fingers and soak in the coffee and brandy. Place on the cream layer, then spoon the remaining cream mixture on top, levelling neatly. Measure the mascarpone and about 50ml (2fl oz) of the cream into a large bowl, whisking until smooth. Slowly add the remaining cream and whisk again into soft peaks, being careful not to over-mix or it will be too thick. Fold in the vanilla extract and icing sugar. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine the coffee and brandy. Break six of the sponge fingers in half and dip into the coffee and brandy mixture (see note). Arrange the soaked sponge fingers in the base of the tumblers. Spoon half of the

chill for a few hours, if possible, then sprinkle with the remaining chocolate before serving at room temperature. • If you can’t find sponge fingers, use trifle sponges or slices of sponge cake instead, though they are less robust once dipped, so take care when assembling. • Give the sponge fingers a really good dunking in the coffee and brandy. There’s plenty to go around and, ideally, you want them to absorb all the flavour and add moisture to the dish. • Make up to 8 hours ahead and store in the fridge. Not suitable for freezing. south | april 2019 |


With the nation set to remember Anzac Day, this selection of books is a fitting tribute to both First and Second World War bravery.

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AKE AKE KIA KAHA E! (FOREVER BRAVE) ‘no infantry battalion had a more distinguished record, or saw more fighting, or alas, had such heavy casualties as the Maori Battalion.’ – lieutenant general Bernard Freyberg. The history of the famed Maori Battalion is one of courage, honour and sacrifice. Following the exploits of this unit throughout the Second World War, this book is more than just a historical narrative. It shares the thoughts, observations and stories of the men themselves, through their letters, family anecdotes and photographs. Wira Gardiner: Ake Ake Kia Kaha E! (Forever Brave)| RRP $$49.99 | Bateman Books

PARTISAN dead men tell no tales. However, even after being reported as killed in action, there was plenty of life left in John denvir. The story of a remarkable kiwi hero – who was wounded four times and received the Soviet Medal for Valour while fighting alongside Yugoslavian partisans throughout 1942 and 1943 – this book follows the daring endeavours of a man of resolve and honour. From his escape from a prisoner-of-war camp, to his later life as a humble taxi driver in small town new Zealand, John’s legendary exploits should never be forgotten. James Caffin: Partisan | RRP $25 | HarperCollins NZ

THE HERO FROM NITHDALE STATION From a sprawling South Island station to the jungles of the Solomon Islands, charles Tripp, (aka The Boss) was never a man to let life (or death) stand in his way! Awarded the prestigious Silver Star by the Americans for leading Fijian guerrillas against Japanese troops during the Second World War, charles’s high moral standards, fitness, discipline, and leadership saw this hard-working farmer become recognised as a hero both at home and abroad. Dick Tripp: The Hero from Nithdale Station | RRP $24.99 | Wild Side Publishing

THE TELEGRAM Soldiers are not the only casualties of war. In this book by awardwinning children’s author, Philippa Werry, the impact of ‘the war to end all wars’ hits the home-front as 14-year-old Beatrice undertakes the seemingly innocuous task of delivering telegrams on her bicycle. However, the impact of the messages she holds delivers devastating news. This book is an ideal tool in helping children learn about a topic which can be difficult for them to comprehend otherwise. Philippa Werry: The Telegram | RRP $23 | Pipi Press

cuRIOSITIES And SPlEndOuR From Byron, Twain and dickens, to Robert louis Stevenson, Jack london, Ernest Shackleton, James cook and more, the history of travel and discovery is also a history of literature. In this book, lonely Planet brings together some hand-picked examples of travel writing featuring tales of extraordinary places told by extraordinary people. “The best travel writing evokes not just a sense of place, or of wonder,

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but relates its story with a distinctive voice,” the book’s editor, Mark Mackenzie, says. “Perhaps all that needs to be said is that the very finest travel writing elevates the everyday to the sublime.” Mark MacKenzie (editor): Curiosities and Splendour – an anthology of classic travel literature| RRP $32.99 | Lonely Planet



Cleopatra... MILK IT! While some may be in ‘de-nile’ as to the benefits of cleopatra’s practice of bathing in milk, her beauty routine is no mere myth. And, considering her beauty has (in a way) been preserved for thousands of years, one could say it worked a treat! Inspired by the figure of one of the most famous, and infamous, figures in history, the cleopatra Bathtub may have never progressed further than the drawing board, but it is still most worthy of praise. designed by germany’s

IF group (for bathroom manufacturer, Franz kaldewei), this sumptuous tub doubles as a seat of power, tapping into a sense of unrivalled elegance, luxury and lavishness while pluming new depths of creativity. defining a beauty passed down through the ages, this ‘mythological’ bathtub is not available in new Zealand stores – or anywhere else for that matter! However, more marvellous creations by the talented team at IF group can be viewed online via ifgroup. org/en.


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service… English bone china may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it is certainly Wilma Weber’s especially when complemented by gleaming silver cutlery – HELEN PERRY went to see for herself. Tea for two takes but a few minutes to make but high tea for 30 requires a bit more effort – and style – especially when the table calls for Royal Albert cups and saucers, a crystal sugar bowl, and silver teaspoons. While modern day households may be short on delicate dinnerware and tiered cake plates, the shelves in Wilma Weber’s garage are stacked with appropriately labelled boxes containing the means to set up ‘tea’ for almost any occasion. The days when young women were typically given a rose patterned cup, saucer and plate as a 21st birthday gift, or a fine china 36-piece dinner set on their wedding day, have long gone. As Wilma says, “life has changed.” “We live in a different era now and few contemporary-living, busy professional women covet those treasures of yesteryear. Instead, a great deal of old china just finds its way into ‘op’ shops.” And, that’s where you will often find Wilma gleaning pieces for her eclectic assortment of china which she hires out for weddings, anniversaries, themed parties, high teas, baby showers, garden parties, fundraisers and more. “The idea for my business – The VinTEAge Tableware Co – started after I was asked to organise the reception for my brother-in-law’s wedding. Initially, I considered plain white tableware then I began thinking how much nicer it would be if we could use gorgeous English china. I couldn’t afford to buy such a large quantity at retail prices so I began gathering pieces from second hand stores and the like. On the big day the tables looked beautiful.”

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While the compliments came thick and fast, Wilma says it was still evident that no one wanted to polish silver tea pots in order to host afternoon tea parties. “This is very much the era of barbecues and dining out,” she says. “On the other hand, I’ve seen renewed interest in the past and many of its traditions…especially where someone else does the work and supplies the goods!” Because sensible coffee mugs are more likely to occupy the modern pantry, with paper plates a great option when partying, Wilma says she loved the idea of working with people who wanted to entertain old style and treat their guests to a taste of past pleasures. Starting ‘small’ 12 months ago and staying low key until the youngest of her three children was at kindergarten, Wilma’s business is now expanding. “I’ve hired out china for a variety of events including weddings and fundraisers. I’ve even done the food for smaller events such as high teas and birthdays. People love the look of dainty china plates laden with cup cakes and club sandwiches and I can supply everything from teaspoons to the tea pot – silver, of course – and virtually everything in between.” What’s more Wilma’s service doesn’t cost customers an arm and a leg. It can cost as little as $50 to hire the makings of a china setting for a 10-person high tea. “But, really, it’s all about stepping back in time, creating an elegant occasion and enjoying what has now become a novel experience,” she says. “Playing ‘ladies’ with a group of girlfriends can be heaps of fun.”

To book your tea ‘service’ from The VinTEAge Tableware Co Contact Wilma Weber at: Email: Phone: 021 104 8545

Coral colours interiors The 2019 Pantone Colour of the Year is Living Coral, an animated and life-affirming hue which is being used across various spectrums including interior design where it can energise and enliven spaces yet retain a soft edge. Perfect all year around, this vibrant tone, used stylishly, can inject a feeling of joy to uplift spirits. Portugeuse company, InsiderLand has incorporated variations of coral into its furniture and accessories using it on seating, mirrors, lamps and more. Here the perspective armchair gathers both two and three dimensions in one single perception while the figueroa armchair has been inspired by the magical landscape of Figueroa Mountain in California.

The long curves of this mountain were taken to the armchair’s exterior while mountain-side ripples, which seem to have been dug by large fingers coming from the sky, have influenced the inside panels. On the other hand, this geometric, tree-inspired wall lamp is fully handcrafted in brushed brass and finished in gloss varnish with a coral glow. It recreates a vertical ‘treetop’ with the light distributed by the several levels, illuminating the surrounding space in an unexpected, almost ethereal way.

EVER WONDERED ABOUT THE LAWS ON EASTER TRADING? Why are some shops open on Easter Sunday and others not? Why does this differ from place to place? Any queries around Easter Sunday trading should be directed to your friendly local lawyers at Wynyard Wood. Visit our website to read the full article on Easter trading written by John Coltman, Special Counsel at Wynyard Wood. 09 969 0126 HIGHBROOK │ AUCKLAND │ WARKWORTH | april 2019 |







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MORE NUTS & BOLTS FOR DESIGNING YOUR HOME WITH SIGNATURE MURRAY AND DEBBIE GARLAND, Signature Homes Papakura/Franklin offer advice on building a new home Ever wondered how you actually go about building your dream home? Or have you been dreaming so long because you just don’t know where to start? Last month we talked about the early steps in the journey where you begin to bring your ideas and visions to life. Now the fun part begins – turning bare earth into your very own dream home. STEP ONE: Once you sign a build contract, it’s time to meet your new project manager for the build. You’ll even have your very own colour consultant to help finalise the finer aspects of your home. STEP TWO: We’ll manage consents with the council and start the build – so easy. STEP THREE: Your project

manager will be in regular communication during the build and there to hand over the keys once your house is complete. Whether you are starting to think about building, or already have land but no idea where to start, we can help and there are plenty of ways to connect. With house and land packages available in Glenbrook Beach, Karaka, Paerata Rise, Papakura, Pokeno, Pukekohe and Tuakau, we have plenty of options to choose from. Call us on 0800 828 822, email or visit one of our Show Homes at Paerata Rise, Pokeno and Papakura.

You may have been approached by friends or relatives requesting you to be an ‘independent’ trustee for ‘their Trust’. You may have agreed to the request to be helpful. The obligations of a trustee, however, are not to be accepted lightly. The basis on which the trust was formed, what it owns, and how it operates must be clearly understood. That requires some detailed investigation and discussion with the appointers and other trustees. There needs to be an understanding of what is of most importance to the trust management and consideration whether the trust has operated on an informal basis. The question to ask is, ‘Do I have the confidence that other trustees will do the right thing and how can I cope with possibly having to disagree with a proposed course of action, or vote against a formal proposal?’ Bear in mind that decisions of trustees are unanimous unless the trust deed provides for a different mechanism, such as a majority vote. If you are in the uncomfortable position where you do not wish to remain as a trustee, getting out may not be simple if the party holding the power of appointment is not willing to co-operate. Under the Trustee Act 1956, the ability to resign is firstly dependent on the trust instrument which takes precedence. Otherwise the Trustee Act governs resignation. Under the Act, if there are two or more trustees, a trustee wishing to resign may retire by deed with the consent of his or her co-trustees and any other person who has power to appoint trustees. There is no requirement to appoint a replacement trustee.

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to the High Court to enable the retirement to occur. Under the proposed new Trustee Act the position is likely to be more flexible in that a trustee wishing to retire may be discharged in writing by a person with the power to remove trustees. If there is no such person able or willing to act the trustee can be discharged by the remaining trustees, or if there is no person able or willing to act and the trustee’s retirement will reduce the number of trustees below the minimum number of trustees required by the trust deed the trustee can be discharged, by the retiring trustee and a replacement trustee (selected by the retiring trustee) together. Finally, if there is no person authorised as above, or that person is unable or unwilling to act, then subject to the minimum number of trustees required by the terms of the trust (if any) remaining, discharge can occur by the retiring trustee alone executing a deed of retirement. There is also the fall back position of applying to the High Court for removal. The time to consider the ease or difficulty of retirement is when the request is made that you take on the role. That involves consideration of the precise terms of the trust deed in relation to the number of trustees required (if any) and how trustees are appointed and removed, including how they may resign, and an understanding of the fall back position provided by what will be the new Trustee Act. Acceptance of a trusteeship shouldn’t be done lightly and should be in the context of how to retire should the trusteeship be unsatisfactory to the person appointed. The information contained in this paper is necessarily of a generalised nature and specific advice should be sought in relation to any particular situation.

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Terms and Conditions: The Kia 5-year warranty programme runs for 5 years or up to 100,000km (whichever is reached first). ORC’s are On Road Costs of $750.00 and include new car registration, 12 months registration, 3 years WOF’s, full tank of fuel and Initial PDI Service & Groom. The Finance offers shown are based on weekly payments over 60 months. Payments include a loan doc fee and PPSR fee of $403.05. The finance rate is 9.95%. Total cost of transaction is calculated by multiplying the weekly payments by 260.

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approach Smith & Sons Pukekohe owners, Lane and Melissa van den Brink know how important it is for a home to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Their advice is designed to guide homeowners smoothly through the renovation process. If planning a large-scale home renovation, one of the first questions you will ask is, “how much will it cost?” We often hear about people who have paid an architect for detailed drawings for a home renovation or extension. While the plan may look amazing, the clients often realise it isn’t something they have the finances to build. At Smith & Sons we start with your budget and then, before moving onto the detailed plans and council consents, we create concept drawings of a renovation you can realistically afford. This approach, with minimal initial outlay, helps you get the best value for money and to understand your project costs before we even start. Our approach is to follow an established three-step project methodology, we call Design – Plan – Construct. Let me explain. • Design: In this first stage both the renovation design and the construction budget is set and the investment required is relatively small but can have massive impact. We work with your budget and design brief (and try to ensure all your ‘must-haves’ are included). It

is good to know, now, if the design doesn’t fit your budget as it is more cost-effective to make changes at this stage rather than getting too far ahead then trying to bring the project into line. • Plan: At this second stage, the architect will complete the paperwork and building plans ready for council approval. We then apply for building consent and work with council over any queries. While going through this process, we also work with you on product and material selections. Making product and material choices at this stage takes a lot of stress out at the next stage and these decisions are often fun and exciting for you and your family! • Construct: This is the final stage. By now, the price is locked down, a schedule for the project has been created and all subcontractors are locked in, ready to go. We have weekly meetings with you on site throughout the project, ensuring you are kept up to date with progress. Now you can sit back, relax and watch your house being transformed!

The Gardener’s pot

o’ marigold Although all that glitters isn’t necessarily gold, these little beauties are certainly worth more than their weight in the garden. Easy to grow, marigolds are common favourites, filling gardens and outdoor pots with brilliant orange or yellow blooms. One favourite species is Calendula officinalis often called pot marigold. While not in the same genus as the common , Tagetes, they are part of the same family, Asteraceae, along with daisies and chrysanthemums. While the Calendula name is thought to derive from calend (or clock) due to its ability to thrive throughout the year, ‘pot marigold’ appears to be named for its gold flowers which bloomed during festivals celebrating the Virgin Mary (marigold) and for their use in cooking, or pots. The pot marigold has sticky leaves and features daisy-like flowers with up to three rows of petals grouped around a brown centre. They grow to approximately 50-60cm in height. Found worldwide, growing in warm, temperate regions, it flowers throughout summer and, in warmer climates, in early spring late autumn and even into winter.


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In most parts of New Zealand, pot marigolds can be planted in spring for summer flowering but as late as autumn for winter colour. Seeds can be sown in containers or directly into the garden. Plant seeds roughly 30cm apart in rich, well-drained soil for optimum results. This golden child loves the sun! Choose an area in your

garden which receives full sun or partial shade. Although they are perennials, pot marigolds do not fare well in extreme temperatures. Many people plant marigolds near and around their vegetables as they repel many pests. However, other insects are attracted to them; some good, such as bees, which will cross pollinate, and some not so good. Aside from a little water, marigolds require limited care but do remove dying flower heads regularly to ensure an even production of blossoms. And, what’s good for the garden is usually good for the gardener! This can be true of pot marigolds. While they are excellent companion plants, marigolds have been used in the treatment of ailments ranging from skin infections and warts, to periodontal disease. Believed to have first been used by the ancient Greeks, marigolds were employed on the front lines during the American Civil War, where poultices were applied to open wounds, sores and burns. Some studies suggest the reason for their healing properties could be that the plant’s extracts have anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. With a flavour similar to saffron, marigolds are often used as a garnish too, bringing flavour or colour to dishes such as risotto, pasta and salads. While some may grow them for aesthetic or medicinal values, others to produce a tasty treat or a hard-working garden ally, whatever their reasons, many a gardener has ‘gone potty’ over this marigold and others! | april 2019 |


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