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Features Issue 120 / July 2016



22 Aronui DineOut Awards 2016


ildTomato brings you the best places to dine in Nelson and Marlborough.

28 Light Nelson festival


elson artists are once again lighting up the night sky in the cause of creativity. By Jacquetta Bell


32 Ski Rainbow


ax those skis and boards; Rainbow Skifield is about to open for the winter season, Sophie Preece reports.

37 Joiner Awards


he region’s most talented joiners reap their rewards.



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Columns Issue 120 / July 2016


20 My Big Idea New Zealand’s stinging nettle has worthwhile medicinal properties, says scientist Eric Buenz.


82 Up & Coming Lara Buswell studied for five years to gain her degree in social work. Now she helps others, working for Stopping Violence Services.


STYLE FILE Styled by Kelly Vercoe

48 Style News Winter fashion news

50 Women’s Fashion Rich colours and warm furs dominate winter. Styling by Kelly Vercoe and photography by Ishna Jacobs

54 Men's Fashion Man up for winter

56 Beauty Why a great set of eyebrows can be a facial asset. By Justine Jamieson

57 Wellbeing Beat winter nasties by building your immunity, suggests Justine Jamieson

58 Interior Products Colours, textures and accessories to warm up winter


60 My Home

Amazing views overlooking Split Apple Rock. By Sadie Beckman

62 My Garden

A succulent idea for a care-free garden. By Lynda Papesch

64 My Kitchen

Aromatic mushroom and fennel risotto from the kitchen of Nicola Galloway

65 Dine Out

By gum! Maxwell enjoys civilised dining at Nelson’s Cob & Lobster


50 66 Wine

Where can you find 45 plus wines on offer? Phillip Reay suggests Rimu Wine Bar in Mapua

67 Beer

Horsebox Brewing enters the craft beer race. By Mark Preece


70 Travel

Bali is a holiday destination for all types of adventure, writes Sallie Gregory

71 Adventure

A women’s weekend on the Queen Charlotte Track with Sophie Preece


74 Music

Retro band NEON returns to Nelson. By Pete Rainey

76 Arts

Hear a Christchurch Symphony in Blenheim. By Helen Rose

78 Books

Marlborough’s 3rd annual book fair boasts top NZ authors. By Maike van der Heide

79 Film

Well buckle me shoes, it’s an Austen classic of Love and Friendship, says Michael Bortnick

72 Motoring


73 Boating

8 Editorial 10 Where do you read yours? 12 Events 14 Snapped 80 Quiz & Trivia

Toyota Hilux undeniably a strong contender, says Geoff Moffett

Showing off in Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, with Steve Thomas

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Seeing beyond financial reward and status, millennials are looking for purpose, sustainability and social impact.

nother month has rolled by and we’re well into winter. Wind, rain and snow have all blasted the Top of the South and no doubt there is more to come. Luckily most of those in the Nelson and Marlborough regions have warm, dry homes to live in and - to my knowledge – none are forced to live in cars because of a lack of somewhere more suitable to live. Admittedly some landlords need a shake-up, but then so too do some tenants. Where am I going with all this? I’m looking to the future when even the Top of the South’s resident population may experience severe housing shortages unless Central Government, Local Government and aid organisations work cohesively and creatively to prevent this. An impossible dream? I hope not. One of the keys to the success or failure of a city – or a region or a country – is sustainable economic growth. Better housing and better living all round evolves with sustained growth. The question then becomes what sort of economic growth best suits and how to achieve it in a sustainable manner. Sustainability is arguably the most important consideration facing everyone as the decades roll forward. Research has shown that by 2025, 75 percent of the global workforce will be millennials ie those born between 1982 and 2000. Millennials have been labelled entitled, self-indulgent and selfie-obsessed, but the data shows they are significantly more engaged with sustainability and social justice than previous generations. Seeing beyond financial reward and status, millennials are looking for purpose, sustainability and social impact. Millennials are embracing the decoupling of growth from natural resource consumption, tending instead towards viable, long-term sustainable options across fields such as what brands they choose to buy and who they work for. At the recent inaugural Sustainable Brands conference in Sydney, Australia, delegates were advised to consider the well-being of the earth and its resources across all industries, and to reduce dependencies on the world’s scarce natural resources. Wise words which will hopefully create more innovative, responsive and customer-centric produce and services that millennials engage with. It’s not about losing money; it’s about boosting competitiveness in saturated markets. Now that I’ve given you something to think about, sit back, relax and enjoy reading this month’s WildTomato. LY N D A PA P E S C H


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Phil Barnes Features

Sadie Beckman My Home

Michael Bortnick Film

Patrick Connor Advertising design

Maxwell Flint Dine Out

Ana Galloway Photography

Nicola Galloway My Kitchen

Sarah Harrison Advertising design

Maike van der Heide Features

Ishna Jacobs Photography

Justine Jamieson Beauty & Wellbeing

Floor van Lierop Design

Geoff Moffett Motoring

Mark Preece Beer

Sophie Preece Adventure

Pete Rainey Music

Phillip Reay Wine

Steve Thomas Boating

Kelly Vercoe Fashion

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Dear Editor,

I recently received a complimentary copy of your esteemed magazine in my letterbox and just wanted to say that it is proving delightful reading, well produced too. I have loved Pic Picot’s interview, with its old-fashioned “suck-itand-see” attitude to entrepreneurship; of finding a good local demand and responding with what used to be typically Kiwi ingenuity.  And by highlighting local produce, for example, you are alerting people to become proud buy-local consumers. I am just now reading of local brands such as Wangapeka cheese (I was prompted to try their cumin seed feta recently). This is a valuable service you are doing, alerting interested locals to emerging product of all sorts. When I first came to Nelson in the early 70s, we said we should support the local economy, so we’d buy from fledgling wine producers, for example, now world-famous as their businesses have evolved. This was when we were poor as church-mice, but that felt right, buying goods from close to home. It is what makes Nelson wonderful … the fantastic local talent in all fields. WildTomato does sterling service in showcasing the good sense in treasuring and supporting local businesses. One of the good aspects of this area is that it is not yet overwhelmed by globalisation, and we should work consciously towards the nurture of our local area, a much healthier, more ethically defensible economic model than the present world-wide infatuation with a failed neo-liberal paradigm. Cheers and thanks for your work, Jenny Snadden

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God for a day If I was God for a day I would make every weekend a long weekend. We already have several during the year so what’s a few more. Many people would be happy to only work a four day (40 hour) week. Indeed many people already work 10 hour days five days a week now, so it would be one less for them. Sue Macgregor

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Wear practical footwear and wrap up warmly Elderly and disabled park at NMIT (cnr Nile & Alton) Please keep an eye on the kids Backpacks are advised rather than buggies Share your photos on social media #lightnelson Look for the donation-collecting Lightbulb Men Need info? Go to the Light Nelson Hub in Hardy St

This year the route through the Queen’s Gardens is ONE WAY. Enter via Hardy St main gates, and walk through to the Bridge St exit. Enter the NMIT area from Hardy St (next to Block A) and exit onto Alton St. This is an all weather event unless its not safe to go ahead. Visit lightnelson.org.nz for updates

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Get out of the house and into this month’s top regional events. Sat 2 Crowe Horwath Cancer Society Charity Ball Enjoy fabulous food, wine and entertainment and bid for exciting auction items. Book a table for your mid-winter work function or come along with your friends and family. RUTHERFORD HOTEL, NELSON

Sun 3 The Nelson Market Every Saturday the bustling Nelson Market transforms Montgomery Square into a vibrant showcase of regional arts, crafts, fashion, jewellery, fresh local and organic produce. Catch up with friends and family over coffee, brunch or lunch and savour the rich diversity of handcrafted Nelson goods available in one place. MONTGOMERY SQUARE, NELSON

Tues 5 Concert America Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents Concert America featuring John Thomson, Concert Master, as a soloist conducted by John Rimmer. NELSON CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL


Wed 6 onwards

Fri 8 to Tues 12

Feast for the Senses

Light Nelson 2016

Nelson City has more than 50 restaurants offering cuisines from every continent, seriously cool bars with boutique wines and craft beers and a cafe culture that takes coffee to a fine art. Add in a wide choice of arts, culture, music and entertainment and now you’ve got no excuse not to get out this winter and enjoy the best of Nelson City.

Light Nelson is set to brighten up the winter this year with an outdoor gallery of brilliant light installations, clustered around the lily pond and massive trees of the city’s historic Queen's Gardens, Albion Square, and into the NMIT campus. Over 40 artists will feature.


Wed 6 – Wed 27 Ocean Lodge 5km Winter Series 5km race for runners and walkers held every Wednesday in July. Meet at the Ocean Lodge back bar for registration. Night reflectors and or lights must be worn. 5km course each night. OCEAN LODGE, MURITAI

Wed 6, 13, 20, 27 Nelson Farmers Market Every Wednesday Rain or Shine the Farmers Market comes to Morrison Square with local fresh produce and products from all over the top of the south region. Have lunch and sample some incredible deals and taste sensations. MORRISON SQUARE NELSON


Fri 8 Calvino Trio This award-winning group is fast gaining an international reputation as a Piano Trio to watch. They met at the International Musician’s Seminar (Prussia Cove, England) in 2013, and decided to form a trio. ASB THEATRE MARLBOROUGH, BLENHEIM

Fri 8 – Sun 10 Marlborough Home & Garden Show The Home & Garden Show is packed with ideas and information to transform your surroundings into the place you’ve always dreamed of. Turn up and prepare to be inspired. MARLBOROUGH LINES STADIUM 2000, BLENHEIM

Sat 9

Sat 16

Rainbow skifield opening day

Captain Cook’s Landing Trail Run

The 2016 season of winter goodness officially opens 9 July and will operate 7 days a week, weather and conditions permitting. That’s a season’s worth of crisp, pristine mountain air, fun and laughs and plenty of snow action in the top of the south.

The course is 25km from Camp Bay to Ship Cove along the Queen Charlotte Track. Competitors travel via boat to the start at Camp Bay, then in waves run through to the Ship Cove finish. Return to Picton for the prizegiving dinner function. All boat rides, lunch and prize giving dinner are inclusive in the entry fee.


Sun 10 Mapua Makers Market The Mapua Makers Market is a contemporary craft fair featuring unique and affordable handcrafted items, made by locals. The July market will also trial an Epicurean Artisan Corner with hand-made food products. MAPUA COMMUNITY HALL


Thurs 21 Golden Bay Live Poets’ Society presents Poetry Slam heats at the famous Mussel Inn in Golden Bay. Hear poets performing their own poem from memory; no notes, props or costumes, and poems must be under 3 minutes. MUSSEL INN, ONEKAKA

Sat 16 Sounds, Salmon & Songbirds Cruise Marlborough Tour Company with New Zealand King Salmon and Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary offer this fantastic family day out in the Sounds with the popular Sounds, Salmon & Songbirds Cruise. WHARF 5, PICTON MARINA, PICTON

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Fri 29 – Sun 31 Marlborough Book Festival A stellar line-up of New Zealand authors is coming to the third annual Marlborough Book Festival in Blenheim. Visit the website marlboroughbookfest. co.nz for more details.

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Julian Bliss & NZTrio Chamber Music British clarinet prodigy Julian Bliss joins with our own adventurous NZTrio. This is an opportunity to hear one of the finest living clarinettists with one of New Zealand’s leading ensembles.

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2. Phil McArdle, Dylan Shearer, Damon Kenzo & Charley Crasborn

6. Iain Menzies and Lee Eliott

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6. Fay Hopkinson & Barry Hopkinson

2. Graham Pomeroy, Missy Hearfield & Donell Raharuhi

7. Kester Macfarlane & Justine Jamieson

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5. Sherry Herrick, Anthony Barnes & Terri Rosenstock

2. Graham Lindsay, Terry Gillan & Toni Gillan

6. Mark Craig & Nina Duessler

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What is your big idea in a nutshell? New Zealand has a high level of endemicity - plants and other organisms that are found nowhere else in the world. Many organisms have evolved natural chemical compounds, called secondary metabolites, which protect them from predators or confer a selective advantage compared to organisms that don’t have these secondary metabolites. These compounds are biologically active and can be used as a source of identifying new drugs.  Because of the high level of endemicity here in New Zealand, there are exciting opportunities to discovery new secondary metabolites and potentially new drugs that do not exist anywhere else in the world.  Urtica ferox, or ongaonga, is a native New Zealand species that may contain a new compound that could be used to treat pain. Where did this idea spring from? I was hunting around the Marlborough Sounds and I reached through a patch of ongaonga to recover an animal. After the initial painful sting, my hand went numb.  I looked in the medical literature to sort out if I was going to die or not, and I found that there are number of case reports and a few basic science studies that describe the chemical compounds responsible for the painful sting of the ongaonga. However, the compound responsible for the numbness I felt has yet to be identified. My background is neuroimmunology and drug discovery, so experiencing this numb hand was an exciting lead. How far advanced is your research? Previously we identified a novel antibacterial extract effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria and completed a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic.  That work was based on a plant found in the South Pacific. The current project on ongaonga brings together a collaboration including Dr Gareth Parry, a world-famous neurologist; Dr Charles Howe, Director of the Translational Neuroimmunology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic; Dr Robert Verpoorte, a leading natural product chemist from Leiden University in The Netherlands, and 20

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New Zealand’s native stinging nettle, or ongaonga, is being researched for its potential as a drug to treat nervous system disorders. Nelson scientist Eric Buenz explains the potentially revolutionary Big Idea.


individuals from Wakatu Incorporation. We have developed an assay that allows us to measure the compound responsible for the effect on the nervous system and recently we received a grant from the New Zealand Guillain Barre syndrome (GBS) Support Group to accelerate this project and identify the compound in ongaonga that has this effect on the nervous system. What benefits do you perceive? We believe that ongaonga could provide treatment for neuropathic pain. This type of pain is caused by autoimmune diseases, diabetes, alcoholism, leprosy or a range of other conditions. Currently the treatments available are not very effective and ongaonga could contain a novel compound to provide relief of that pain.

What are your thoughts on medical marijuana? If I was in the bush and I was the first person to discover marijuana, it would be a Nobel Prize winning discovery. The medicinal properties of cannabis are impressive and certainly help some patients. The challenge with medicinal marijuana is that there is no standardization of the product, so the consumer doesn’t know if Golden Goat is better than Green Crack or Super Silver Sour Diesel Haze. What we need is standardized measures of the active compounds (THC, CBN, and CBD) and medical studies that establish which strains, with their different characteristics, are most suitable for which diseases.


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Maxwell Flint, Jack Martin, Lynda Papesch & David Haase


ow! We are so lucky in the Top of the South to have such an exciting cornucopia of restaurants and dining options to choose from. Thank you to our special judges, David Haase from the Marlborough Vintners Hotel Restaurant, and our very own WildTomato restaurant reviewer Maxwell Flint. They joined WildTomato’s new editor Lynda Papesch and the magazine’s owner/publisher Jack Martin to complete the judging line-up. Special thanks also to our sponsor Aronui Wines for continuing to support the DineOut Awards. With vineyards in Nelson and a winery in Marlborough, Aronui Wines are the perfect sponsor for the awards that encompass both regions. 22

Congratulations from Aronui Wines to the winners!


Hopgoods Restaurant



284 Trafalgar Street Nelson 03 545 7191 hopgoods.co.nz


ocated in the heart of Nelson, in a heritage-listed building, Hopgoods offers modern, seasonallybased bistro-style dishes in a casual and relaxing environment. Owners Kevin and Jane Hopgood and Aaron Ballantyne deliberately keep their menu short and change it regularly, allowing for the daily arrival of fresh local produce. Many of their suppliers can be found at the local Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning Farmers Markets. Hopgoods is all about simple food done well, and also about showcasing the best of Nelson wine and craft beers whilst offering a select range of other wines from around New Zealand and the world.



36 Godfrey Road Fairhall, Marlborough 03 572 7989 arbour.co.nz



22 New Street Nelson 03 543 6911 devillecafe.co.nz


eVille’s is a family business with a focus on serving excellent cafe classics from fresh, locally grown produce from the sunny Nelson, Tasman region. It proudly supports local brewers and vintners with a draught beer selection and wine list reflecting DeVille’s location within the hop and grape growing capital of New Zealand. A word from DeVille’s: “Dear DeVille Customers, On behalf of myself and all of my stunningly boss-o-tronic crew, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you all for your continued support and patronage. We think you are all ultra-mega-awesome and could not imagine our lives without you. Love Geoff xxx.”


rbour owners Bradley Hornby and Liz Buttimore love running their restaurant in a place where surrounding wine and food producers are constantly striving to improve their product, whilst working together to promote the ‘Marlborough’ brand. Arbour guests love to see new ideas coming out of their kitchen and to be a part of events they plan. “We are blessed to be in a region that both challenges us to better ourselves and offers us a small town lifestyle. From world class wineries to talented producers, loyal customers and our passionate team, Marlborough really is the most brilliant place to live.”


Urban Eatery Restaurant and Bar


278 Hardy Street, Nelson TEL 03 546 7861 kiaora@urbaneatery.co.nz


rban Eatery Restaurant and Bar in Nelson regularly changes its menu depending on what’s happening at the moment, whether it’s an ingredient, band, chef or current event. Its goal is to make everyone feel like whanau (family), whether it’s their first or 40th time. Owner/chef Matt Bouterey’s been cooking since he was in shorts and believe that serving up good juju in a restaurant isn’t just in the food and drink, but in the attitude and atmosphere which make Urban the perfect place to stop in and refuel.


Scotch Bar Limited 24-26 Maxwell Road Blenheim 03 579 1176 info@scotchbar.co.nz



ocated right in the heart of Marlborough, Scotch Bar is both a wine bar and wine shop. It offers a wide range of wines (local, national and international), craft beer, cocktails, and spirits, alongside fantastic food created by head chef, Peter Koller. The dinner menu is changed weekly with a focus on fast, fresh and generous seasonal produce in a format centred around sharing with small entrée sized plates through to larger, main sized dishes. Wine is offered by the glass and by the bottle; the latter to drink there or take away.

BV Gourmet Blenheim 2A Park Terrace Blenheim 03 929 3367


Gourmet is sited just off SH1 on Park Terrace and is all about food and people. Popular with local foodies, it is more than just a café; it’s also an artisan grocery store and delicatessen, stocking some of the best ingredients to be found locally and internationally. Operating for five years, the cafe offers a counter food menu, with all food produced on-site daily by its talented team using seasonal ingredients. Service is friendly and efficient, and the coffee ‘Sublime’ - a local roast! At peak times seats can be hard to get but there is plenty on the shelves to feast your eyes on while you wait. Dine in or take away.



Renaissance Brewing Ltd



Marlborough 1 Dodson Street Blenheim 03 579 3400 renaissancebrewing.co.nz

7010 your local 36 Collingwood St Nelson


ward-winning New Zealand craft beer producer, Renaissance Brewing, is situated in the heart of Marlborough wine country at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. Renaissance produces top end, ultra-premium ales that enlighten the palate and thrill the senses. Head brewer Andy Deuchars and CEO Brian Thiel co-founded the company and are committed to using local ingredients in their pioneering craft brewing. Their beers showcase New Zealand hops and malt in a range of British, American and European styles.



010 your local’ - is exactly that; it’s ‘your local’, a place that has been created by Claris Jones-White to bring together friends, family and foreigners to comfortably enjoy their favourite brew while surrounded by locally made products and showcasing what this beautiful town has to offer. Every product and ingredient used within 7010 has been sourced 100 percent locally and directly supports the local community. Teaming up with Pomeroys Coffee & Tea Company allows seasonal coffee & tea blends to be served that are unique to 7010 and have been curated for ‘Nelsonians’ with love.

Rhythm & Brown Nelson 19 New St, Nelson, 7010 03-546 6319


aving secured a spot in the Aronui DineOut awards for the third year in a row is nothing short of a true testament to the magnificence that is Rhythm and Brown. Since opening its doors in 2012, Scott Bradley and his wonderful staff have been proudly serving the finest local products to the finest local people. The Rhythm and Brown team pride themselves on creating a clean safe and stylish atmosphere, with great service, quality drinks, a relaxing ambience, and excellent music, whether from the vast record collection, or great original live shows.



Hans Herzog Estate


Marlborough 81 Jeffries Road, RD 3 Blenheim, Marlborough 03 572 8770

East St Café Nelson 8 Church St, Nelson 03-970 0575


isitors to Hans Herzog Estate in Marlborough are spoilt in an environment of complete luxury and indulgence. The estate breathes the soul of its hard-working and hands-on owners Hans and Therese Herzog, who embrace an holistic approach.


opular Nelson vegetarian cafe East Street is the place to go for great food, superb atmosphere and amazing live music. Owners /founders Tejas Arn and Vikki Radbourne offer all manner of tasty fresh salads, soups, and other goodies in a cool, funky setting that for some will bring back pleasant memories of yesteryear. The icing on the cake is the live music with regular night-time gigs, covering a range of music genres.

Mussel Inn


intimate, rustic venue, the Mussel Inn was built in 1992 by Jane and Andrew Dixon and their two sons, Henry and Toby, with encouragement from John Mitchell. A ‘Kiwi woolshed’ meets ‘Aussie farmhouse’ style of construction, its atmosphere is laid-back and family friendly, while the fare is simple and wholesome. Fresh steamed mussels, thick mussel chowder, steak, fish, and vegetarian options and a range of snacky foods are always available. House specialities include Mussel Inn beers, ales, ciders soft drinks and occasional house wines produced in a small on-site brewery. The Mussel Inn is also a popular performance venue and live music of every genre is a regular feature at weekends.


The iconic gourmet restaurant opened in 2000 and was the first restaurant to be awarded 5 stars by Cuisine magazine. An award-winning global team of master chefs will spoil you with delicious market -fresh cuisine served in the most decadent environment with personal service to make you feel totally pampered. Choose from the totally indulgent famous Herzog Degustation Menu or sensational a la carte dishes, matched with outstanding handcrafted wines.

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Harry’s Bar 296 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 03 539 0905 harrysnelson.nz



arry’s Bar offers relaxed dining and a great bar experience in the heart of Nelson. Atmosphere, Asian food and a great selection of Nelson beer and wine have made Harry’s Restaurant and Bar a hot favourite with locals since it opened. Right in the hub of Nelson’s dining out scene, with a sophisticated urban feel indoors, and outdoor tables on the brick paving under the leafy trees of Trafalgar Street, Harry’s offers a relaxed, fun atmosphere to meet friends for drinks or for a casual evening meal.


Las Brisas Mexican Food Cart 03 547 0926


as Brisas Mexican Food Cart operator Annie Hay-Mackenzie is delighted to win the Aronui WildTomato Best Street Food Award. “….all the world’s a stage….” and my food cart is certainly my stage. I love the interaction with my customers and it’s great to be acknowledged by those who enjoy my food,” she says. “Many of my regular customers have become friends, and the tourists to Nelson add another dimension each week. “Preparing and providing really great food that is locally sourced and fresh each week is a pleasure. I invest a lot of passion, and am very proud of my product, so it’s very satisfying to get feedback!”


Let there be spellbinding


Light Nelson is about to brighten up winter again with an outdoor gallery of brilliant light installations clustered around the lawns, pond and massive trees of the city’s historic Queens Gardens, and extending into the campus of nearby NMIT. Jacquetta Bell reports. 28

Photo by Daniel Allen Light-bulb men courtesy of WOW™

Light Nelson


his year’s Light Nelson is bigger and brighter than 2014, but what really excites Light Nelson Trust Chair Brian Riley is the breadth of imagination in the 60-plus light installations emerging from sheds, workshops and studios. “We put the word out to artists late last year and then our selection panel had the challenging task of whittling the list down , looking for installations where light was integral to the concept, and for works that included science, fantasy, the use of new technology, respect for the environment and having something to say,” he says. “We’re really excited at the level of diversity, the wonderful mix of artists working collaboratively and the strong level of community input.” A stand-out entry is from Nelson’s Kayan community, led by Light Nelson co-founder John-Paul Pochin and Dr Kay Sneddon from the Sukita Project, which produces and markets Kayan weaving. The Camplight installation represents the integration of the former refugees from Burma into Nelson, encompassing community, collaboration, culture, tolerance and acceptance. “One of our aims was to bring people together,” says Kay. “The Kayan weavers made ceremonial banners (tungs), and others are adding the electronics and LEDs. These will surround a ‘campfire’ of musicians playing instruments made in the refugee camps from whatever waste materials could be found,” she says. “It’s a project that brings people together and provides an opportunity for some of our more recent Nelsonians to share their culture, their stories and show off their talents to the wider community through traditional weaving and music.” Other works involve laser technology, digital imagery, performance, music and shadow-puppetry. School groups from across the city have made glow-in-the-dark collage birds for an installation called Nocturnal, under the direction of artists Lori Davis and Larisse Hall. “We’re using fun and creativity to share and support the conservation goals of the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary,” Lori says. The finished birds and insects will be lit with black light to create glowing nocturnal native wildlife along the ‘fence of protection’ to highlight endangered species. At the other end of the spectrum are two internationally renowned guest artists, Daniel Belton and Jon Baxter. Daniel Belton grew up in Nelson, now lives in Dunedin, is widely recognised overseas and was last year made an Arts Laureate. His first Light Nelson work, OneOne, has intrigued audiences worldwide with its digital cinema projection and sound of taonga puoro (Maori musical instruments). This will show in the NMIT Johnny Cash Theatre. Daniel’s second work, Theatre of Light, is a 20-minute outdoor dual-projection featuring two works, Time Dance and Line Dances. Drawing inspiration from the paintings and drawings of Bauhaus master Paul Klee, Line Dances has toured various international festival circuits. Auckland artist Jon Baxter is bringing his Interactive Earth, a 2m fibreglass globe, with the continents and oceans projected onto its surface. Using a remote, visitors can control the fate of the Earth by manipulating nature, development and chaos. His second work features a digital mapping of NMIT’s old technical institute building in Hardy St. The exterior will be illuminated with digital imagery. Another innovation this year is the Light Nelson Hub in Hardy St, connecting the two event areas. “It will and be a great

‘We put the word out to artists late last year and were rewarded with an amazing array of concepts.’ B R I A N R I L EY, L I G H T N E L S O N T R U S T

place to grab a hot drink, something to eat and to hang out and meet people,” says Brian. “We’ll also have an information booth there.” Old St John’s is the place to catch a performance from synthesizer group NEON. Their retro concert in the Cathedral was the sleeper hit of Light Nelson 2014. The men in white suits are back with their electronic band and a surprise new show, Neon Robot. Longtime professional musicians Brendon Grant and Tim Wells, along with Paul Hargreaves, make up NEON, which revives the sound of vintage analogue synthesizers and drum machines. Original Korg MS 20s, Pro Ones, TR 808s, Junos and Jupiters are all part of their live performance. The band is creatively inspired by the “danger” of live electronic performance, with the hands-on aspect of dials, knobs and switches. NEON’s visuals are provided by Klaasz Breukel, who also designed Light Nelson’s promotional artwork with partner Floor van Lierop and art directed the ‘See Nelson in a New Light’ campaign. Breukel and van Lierop moved to Nelson from Amsterdam in 2009 and their design studio This Is Them works for both local and international clients. Breukel has created two installations for this year’s event and has encouraged students at NMIT, where he teaches graphic design and animation, to enter. 29

Clockwise from top: Daniel Belton, OneOne film still, goodcompanyarts.com (c)2016; child’s work from Nocturnal 2016; NMIT student work 2014; Lucent, Anne Rush 2014; Queens Gardens pathway 2014

Tips to enjoy the event Light Nelson is an all-weather event and will be on unless it’s not safe to go ahead. If in doubt check the Light Nelson website or Facebook page, and pick up a copy of the flyer to guide you on your journey into the light. Wear sturdy practical footwear and wrap up warmly. The event is great for children, but please put tiny tots in backpacks rather than buggies if possible. Keep an eye on children at all times – there are unfenced waterways, electric cables, fire performance and delicate art works. We encourage you to bike, walk or car-share. The route through the Queens Gardens is one-way this year. Enter via Hardy St main gates, and walk through the installations to the Bridge St exit. Enter the NMIT area from Hardy St (next to Block A) and exit onto Alton St. Phones and cameras – definitely okay. You’re welcome to take photos to keep or to share on Instagram, Facebook etc. Look out for our friendly Lightbulb Men – they’ll be happy to receive any donations. Lost children or any other problem? Go to the information office at the Light Nelson Hub in Hardy St.


Another fascinating Light Nelson experience is Finding Lucinda Fairweather, a re-imagining of Victorian Nelson, where sailing ships arrive from around the country and the world, bringing cargo to feed the new city. You can dive into this world with your mobile device, piecing together a mystery that moves between centuries. Go to flf.geek.nz to learn about the clues that will lead you on a trail of intrigue through the old city and shoreline around to the port. A great event like this shouldn’t hide its light under a bushel, so to speak. Nelson City Council has stepped up with funding for out-of-town advertising to boost the usually quiet winter period. ‘See Nelson in a New Light’, is a co-operative effort led by Nelson Tasman Tourism with support from Light Nelson, Uniquely Nelson, Heart of Biking, Air New Zealand and the Interislander. WOW has also joined the fun, with the advertisements featuring their Lightbulb Men – a couple of playful characters who appeared in the 1999 show as part of the World of Inventions section. As part of the collaborative effort, Uniquely Nelson will again hold the popular Feast for the Senses Festival, a series of progressive, cuisine-themed dinners at key Nelson city restaurants; and Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails is encouraging residents and visitors to light up their bikes and cycle into town to enjoy the after-dark festivities. There will also be a mass nightride to a city icon to add to the mid-winter fun. Light Nelson is an irresistible mix: a garden walk in the clear dark night of winter with magic moments of illusion, beauty, interaction and fun. See you there. Light Nelson, July 8-12, nightly at 5.30-9:30pm, Queens Gardens, NMIT and surrounds, Hardy and Bridge Sts. Entry: free.

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Rainbow Skifield

Riding the Rainbow BY SOPHIE PREECE

Jonny Dick’s new job is the culmination of a lifetime of making, grooming and carving snow, all wrapped up in sensational timing.


hen Jonny was three, cruising the slopes of Turoa on bright blue plastic skis, he announced to all within earshot that one day he’d be a groomer driver. It was that or a ski instructor, says the new manager of Rainbow Ski Field, as groomers smooth trails on the snow-clad field in the lead-up to opening day on July 9. “Somehow I have made those wishes come true.” Not only does he have two shiny groomers at his disposal - out rolling, cutting and clearing tracks through the delightful dump of pre-season snow - but he also has two swift skidoos, nine snowmakers, a burgeoning terrain park, 25 hectares of groomed trail, and swathes of backcountry to explore. The field also has some “seriously well qualified” ski and snowboard instructors this year, led by new Snow School leader Matt Alcock, who will bring “a really big breath of fresh air to the snow school”. Last year was one of Rainbow’s best ever seasons, if not the best, with 22,000 skier days, up from 19,000 the year before. Rainbow Sports Club Incorporated chairman Jo Rainey says the great season was largely thanks to the weather gods, who supplied a continual cycle of small snow top-ups and lovely weather in between. One perfect “bluebird day” brings the field more than 500 customers and at least $15,000 turnover, and 2015 served up 13 such days. Add to that a buoyant economy in the top of the south, and in Marlborough in particular, and the year was cemented as one of record revenue. Jo says the timing was good, because the capital outlay required for the season was “huge”, including the big bucks required to replace a storm-ruined groomer shed and install a new sewage system. A small amount was left for reserves, to put toward summer maintenance and work towards opening for the 2016 season. Last year was also the perfect season to capture new custom, evidenced by the record number of club memberships, akin to season’s passes, sold in the lead-up to this winter. “There’s generally a growth happening at rainbow,” says Jo. “We can sense 32

it at the car park, where we see new families and more vehicles. And they see it in the café, where more people are taking advantage of the heart-warming soups and other hot food. They had a record year last winter.” He says Marlborough in particular is a growing market, thanks to the success of the wine industry in recent years. “People spread the word and, as long as the economy continues to be positive, people continue to go up to Rainbow.” Fellow committee member Peter Johnstone says if El Nino sticks around for winter, as it has the past two seasons, Rainbow will benefit from the westerlies it tends to bring, with more snow, more precipitation and more cold wind. As well as happy winter days, that promises fantastic spring skiing, which he reckons is the best time on the field. “The weather is beautiful, the skies are blue and you have a truckload of snow.” Such conditions deserve crowds of punters, but he says it’s an annual challenge to motivate people onto the field in September. “Everyone is always gung-ho to go skiing (in July), but by the end of the season, when there’s tonnes of snow, we have to close because people stop coming”.

What’s going down at Rainbow this year July 9

Opening Day

July 11-15

School Holiday Programme

July 18-22

School Holiday Programme

July 27

Women’s Wednesday (every Wed until end of season)

August 10

Rainbow Harcourts Inter-Secondary School Champs

Aug 14

Rainbow Summit Batty Cup Races

Aug 20-21

Rainbow Atomic Masters

Sep 3

The Rainbow Slopestyle

Sep 14

Rainbow Solander Inter-Primary School Champs

Oct 1

Bowater Motor Group’s Rainbow Slush Challenge (TBC)

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Winter Weekend

Warm up your winter B Y M A I K E VA N D E R H E I D E


tark blue skies, crisp fresh air and glorious sunny days – winter may very well be one of Marlborough’s best-kept secrets. It’s the perfect destination for a reinvigorating winter weekend getaway of fine accommodation, red wine by the fire, and top-class shows. A great place to start is by booking into one of Chateau Marlborough’s boutique, five-star hotel rooms. The Chateau, located just a short stroll from Blenheim’s CBD and the brand new ASB Theatre Marlborough, offers something for everyone, from studios to the penthouse. In fact, the hotel is so popular that it is expanding, with 36 rooms under construction and the bar and restaurant in the midst of renovation. General 34

Manager Lynley McKinnon reassures potential guests that Chateau Marlborough remains open, and she is excited about revealing its enhanced new dining and bar facilities next month and accommodation in October. Pry yourself away from the comfort of your room, however, because a Marlborough visit cannot be complete without wine-tasting. One of the best ways to experience wine country is to hop aboard a warm Bubbly Grape Wine Tour van and let local knowledge lead the way. Owner Kerry Judd says winter tour groups are generally smaller, and cellar doors less busy, so customers enjoy a more personal tour experience, relaxing between vineyards in the comfort of the Mercedes van.

If you happen to encounter a rainy day, a wine tour is also a great way to stay warm and dry inside while sampling delicious Marlborough sauvignon blanc and many other treats. “The varieties are endless,” says Kerry, “and we would love you to join our small team for a day of fun and adventure.” For those who prefer to explore independently, head south to the beautiful Awatere Valley and Yealands Estate Cellar Door to indulge in the decadent midwinter experience of sampling wines by a glowing fire. Manager Jen Beullens promises “some beautiful reds available for tasting to warm you up, including the Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, our tempranillo, and to finish off, the Crossroads Fine Tawny Port is always popular”. The scenery surrounding Yealands Estate is as good as its wines, and Jen says a tour of The White Road track around the vineyard is stunning. Marlborough’s crystal-clear winters are perfect to take in sweeping views overlooking Cook Strait to the North Island, Cape Campbell and snow-capped Mt Tapuae-o-Uenuku. Why not round off the day with a show at Blenheim’s wonderful new ASB theatre? Lisa Erickson, Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust events and marketing coordinator, says the varied list of upcoming events include local productions Beauty and the Beast and Hairspray, and from further afield the Calvino Trio, The Whitney Houston Story, illusionist Andre Vegas, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Russian Imperial Ballet. With all that this region has to offer, you can’t help but return home satisfied and energised – and full of plans for your next Marlborough winter getaway.

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Master Joiner Awards

This year’s award winners


Supreme Winner, Best Commercial Fitment, Best Lighting Cooper Webley, Nelson

Best Kitchen Design, Best Kitchen $15,000-$30,000 Bays Joinery, Blenheim

Joinery excellence celebrated BY PHILIP THOMPSON

Best Use of Timber

Ruby Bay Joinery, Nelson

Best Window or Door ITM Joinery, Motueka

Best Apprentice

Howie Weedan, Orange Joinery, Nelson

Best Kitchen Under $15,000 Re Space, Nelson

Best Benchtop

TH Joinery, Blenheim

Best Use of Colour

The Sellers Room, Nelson

Best Kitchen

Bays Joinery, Nelson


xterior and interior joinery are premium, high-priced products, so choosing the right joiner to design, manufacture and advise on care and maintenance is very important,” says Myles Sellers, president of the Nelson Marlborough Master Joiners Association. “Quite simply, if you choose a Master Joiner for your home or building you can be sure of the highest quality of craftsmanship.” The association represents some of the Top of the South’s best joinery manufacturers. These firms celebrated their clients’ projects recently in the second Nelson Pine Industries Regional Joinery Awards, held in Nelson. Branch secretary Philip Thompson created the unique regional awards to give more confidence and greater exposure to joinery companies from the top of the South Island. This year the awards attracted 113 category entries, which were judged by Allan Innes-Walker from Hothouse Design, Rachel Dodd from Arthouse Architecture, Emma Thompson from ETC Communications and David Shelling from Topzone Industries. The entries were judged on how they met the client brief, design, workmanship, innovative use of materials, complexity of project and visual appeal. On the next pages is an overview of this year’s winners.


COOPER WEBLEY, NELSON Supreme Winner Best Commercial Fitment Best Lighting

The winner of the Supreme award for an amazing effort on a very difficult commercial project. Cooper Webley fulfilled client expectations through clever innovative and technical design for this elaborate performance theatre ceiling. A superb example of how a Nelson manufacturer can complete high-level contracts on a national scale – even the architect wasn’t sure if it could be created, but Cooper Webley assured them it could be done. The lighting for this project required intricate detailing and across trade communication. This project also won the Best Nelson/ Marlborough Regional Award at the 2016 National Master Joiner awards in Queenstown.

Supreme Winner, Best Commercial Fitment, Best Lighting Best Window or Door

ITM JOINERY, MOTUEKA Best Window or Door

The client wanted indoor/outdoor flow that matched the existing home. This was achieved by creating very wide openings. The existing Jarrah floor matches well with the Jarrah sill to give a visually appealing transition from inside to outside. The challenge was to build these very large sliders while complying with NZ4211 timber joinery.


The client’s home is perched on a hilltop overlooking vast Marlborough vineyards and the Richmond Ranges. The client wished to reflect this in the kitchen design. That design understood and captured the environment cleverly through thoughtful detailing, assisted by high-level finishing work.

Best Kitchen Design


The clients wanted open stairs to create a feeling of space in the entrance hall. Silver beech had been used extensively in their home and they wanted their new stairs to continue the existing visual appeal. This was achieved superbly through simple, high-quality detailing and design. Best Use of Timber


This trophy rewards quality and craftsmanship. The judges remarked that Howie’s was an excellent project with simple, clean lines, and very well presented. He had listened to the customer brief and provided a simple but clever solution. Howie also received the Best Apprentice award at the National Master Joiner Awards in Queenstown. He has a great future ahead. 38

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“A stunning piece of work. Incredible understanding of design parameters, site location and client expectations. Caesarstone Snow; 100mm mitred benchtop; 900mm overhang with 5mm support. Anything is possible with good planning and understanding of material.” Best Benchtop


Best Use of Colour

Best Use of Colour

“Fun, bright and mouth-watering,” commented the judges. The whole project was managed from concept design to completion by the joiner. Tremendous colour palette, clever lighting and material selection. A colour celebration.


Best Kitchen under $15,000 Re Space designed a kitchen to sit into the background when not in use and come to life when being used. The kitchen uses a variety of materials, colours, finishes and textures to give depth and interest, while still meeting the client brief of an almost invisible kitchen. Simple and clean, this kitchen superbly contributes to a beautiful home. “Client happy, value for money, perfect outcome.”

Best Kitchen $15,000- $30,000

BAYS JOINERY, BLENHEIM Best Kitchen $15,000-$30,000

Retro, modern, eclectic, cool. The judges commented that the kitchen is “a superb use of material and colour, embracing the original kitchen and providing a functional, usable space.” Created to a budget and making a statement that reflects the owner.


A smart, sophisticated kitchen that the judges all agreed had the “Wow” factor. Its design tied in perfectly with the rest of the home and more than met the needs of the client’s busy family life. A functional kitchen with plenty of space was a must, along with an area where the kids could be monitored doing their homework when the parents are cooking. “A beautiful kitchen.”


Best Kitchen

Best Kitchen Under $15,000



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Lower Queen Street Health

Five successful years for health centre


L ower Queen Street Health celebrates its fifth birthday this month. The two-storey health centre, which was funded by private investors involved in the medical sector, houses 10 tenants covering various areas of the health industry.


irector Ben Castle, who is one of a group of 11 investors behind the centre, says the concept of having a variety of health professionals working from the same building was well received and proved successful from the start. He says there was an excellent uptake of people keen to move into the centre as they were eager to be part of a professional facility that provides a comfortable environment for their staff and patients. “The building was fully tenanted from its inception and we soon needed to expand and add a dental suite.” It has since become a happy co-habitation that works really well for everyone, he says. “It is friendly and unintimidating for patients. It also provides excellent synergies for health professionals working together towards a better health care model. “So we’re celebrating five years as a bit of a landmark and taking the opportunity to celebrate what has been a very harmonious and successful project. We are also taking this


landmark as an opportune time to review our vision for the future.’’ Ben says that after five years the only problem they have had with the development is its success, as this has led to too much pressure on car parking. To counteract this problem, they have acquired 1000 square metres of land to the south side of the complex by the access way to Club Waimea. “And we are in the final stages of completing a carpark for 30 cars on that land.’’ There are also concept plans to put a building on the land. Ben says they are taking expressions of interest from any health providers or legal or accounting businesses who may consider moving into the proposed building. And he says the plan for the building is available for anyone interested to make changes to suit the requirements of their business. “It gives them the opportunity to have an influence on the building and have it tailored to suit their needs.’’ The location of the health centre has also been a major factor in its success as it is close to the centre of Richmond, in a rapidly-growing area which has a high percentage of elderly and retired people. Ben says traditionally much of the health sector was concentrated in Nelson city but Lower Queen Street Health has created a hub for Richmond, Stoke and the wider Tasman area including Mapua and Motueka. “It’s a useful site for providing services to the whole region.’’

The success of having different health professionals working together under one roof in a spacious, modern, open building coupled with the centre being well located are common themes mentioned by health professionals working at the centre. Richmond Physiotheraphy owner/director Helen Macdonald says shifting into the centre was definitely a good move. “It’s important to move with the times. You have to reinvent yourself. And the market has indicated that these medical hubs are the way of the future.” She says since moving into the centre, their business has grown for many reasons but they couldn’t have done it in their old building because they didn’t have the space. “This was a brand new purpose-built medical centre and we were delighted it came up. It was very daunting for us to move in here at the time but since then it’s certainly increased our profile and business growth. Our staff are so happy here. It’s a really vibrant place to work and the building is spacious, open and light. And the patients love it because we have views, plenty of light in the rooms and lots of coming and going. So it feels really dynamic, progressive and effective. Scott Fry of Fry’s Pharmacy is one of the tenants who has been in the centre from the start. He says the idea of having a group of different health professionals working together within the centre has worked very well. “It’s been really good. It’s a very symbiotic relationship. It’s very convenient for everyone as it’s all under one roof.” He says it is especially ideal for the elderly or mothers with young children as they don’t have the issue of struggling to get across town from one place to another to make different medical appointments or to pick up prescriptions after those appointments. “The customers keep coming back and the building is still showing good growth which is always a good sign.’’ He says that the health centre has been so successful that tenants are aware the lack of parking space has become an issue. To that end the fact that a new carpark will open shortly that will double the amount of parking space available at the centre will be a huge benefit. Tasman Medical Centre has also been at the health centre from the beginning. The business is steadily growing and now has seven doctors, six nurses, six receptionists and a practice manager providing a wide range of general practice services to 6500 patients. Dr Katy Roff GP says the medical centre has a good relationship with the other healthcare providers in the centre and patients benefit from the synergy this provides. “We get a lot of positive feedback about it.’’ She says patients come to the practice from all over Nelson and Tasman. “We are a busy and steadily growing practice but we never lose sight of our aim to provide the best health outcomes and services to our patients. And we have room to accommodate the growth of the practice.’’ Jonny Clark of the Tasman Dental Centre, who has been in the building 3 ½ years, says the combination of the attractive location and having all the health professionals working together definitely attracts the public. “It works really well here. It’s a nice and friendly atmosphere and the patients really like the fact they can get everything they need from the one place. They especially like having the pharmacy here.’’ Dermatologist Martin Keefe has been working at the health centre for three years. He says working from the location has proved very popular with people coming to his practice from as

“The location of the health centre has also been a major factor in its success as it is close to the centre of Richmond.” BEN CASTLE

far afield as Golden Bay and the West Coast. “The facilities are excellent and it is very helpful to have the pharmacy, Medlab and other professionals on site, not to mention having a great cafe as well. “I’ve been very busy from the day I started here.” Ear, Nose and Throat specialist Dr Mike Roberts has been working at the centre since it opened. He says it is an excellent location and it is only going to get busier, particularly with the way the community is expanding to the north and west of Richmond. He says due to his commitment to working in Nelson at Specialists@123 and through the Nelson operating theatres, his work at Lower Queen Street Health has been infrequent. However, he plans to increase his time there, as they are hoping to take on another ear, nose and throat colleague. “And our ear, nose throat colleague, Heidi, does have regular clinics there.” Mike says his experience of working both in Nelson at Specialists@132 and at Lower Queen Street has shown him the professional advantages of having audiology, general practice and a pharmacy in the same locale. Nelson Eye Specialists manager Suzy Scorer says the centre has proved to be a wonderful location as they have many clients who come from as far afield as Motueka, Takaka and the West Coast and they love the fact they only need to come to Richmond and that when they arrive they don’t have to worry about where to park the car. “Our business in Richmond has expanded and we could probably do even more there if we had the staff because the area is definitely growing.” She says many of their clients are also clients of the Tasman Medical Centre so they can visit them both during the same trip. They can also get a prescription in the same building and in between they can go to the cafe downstairs. “It (the health centre) is a really good premises because there’s really good light in the rooms and it’s warm and modern.” Most businesses have expanded since moving into the complex. By way of example Ben says the Vanilla Bean Cafe has increased its hours from being open just on week days to open firstly on Saturdays and now also opening on Sundays. “And the cafe has become a destination for people from all around the area, not just people who are visiting the centre to see health professionals.’’ 43

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Fry’s Pharmacy

Healthcare NZ


ry’s Pharmacy was established at the same time as Lower Queen Street Health, and from the outset has strived to deliver an excellent and very personable customer experience. Customers value and appreciate this experience. Scott Fry is proudly a local, being Richmond-bred, having returned to the region with his wife in 2011 after many years abroad in Ireland and Australia. Scott’s team has grown over the past five years to a tight-knit, passionate and efficient bunch who ensure they provide each customer with their required medication in a timely manner.   Fry’s Pharmacy provides all the regular services such as prescriptions, vitamins and over-the-counter medicines, but also conducts IRN testing and manages the ongoing therapy for Warfarin patients. “We can also arrange for blister pack medication to remove the stress from managing your own or family members’ medications.” 


Ph 03 544 1044 | info@fryspharmacy.co.nz

hhlgroup.co.nz | 03 548 2009 | nelson.office@healthcarenz.co.nz

HL Group is New Zealand’s largest provider of community-based health, rehabilitation and disability services, and has been supporting people to enjoy greater independence and quality of life for over 25 years. We proudly support people to live their lives the way they want to, in their own homes, regardless of their age or any disability, injury or illness they may have.  Each of our services is focused on a specific population group and is delivered by one of our specialist entities. The Lower Queen Street Health Centre is home to the Blenheimbased offices of Healthcare NZ Community Health (provides highquality home and community support), NZCare Disability (specialist disability services), Explore Specialist Advice (support for people with challenging behaviour), and Wellcare Training NZ (learning and development solutions for the health and disability sector).


E A R , N O S E & T H R OAT

Dr Mike Roberts & Heidi Field, Ear Nurse Specialist


NT consultant Dr Mike Roberts and Ear Nurse Heidi Field offer regular clinics at LQS Specialists suite. Mike holds a medical degree from Otago University and an Australasian fellowship in otolaryngology-H&N (head and neck) surgery (2000). His areas of special interest are paediatric ENT, general otolaryngology-H&N, sleep/snoring medicine and facial plastics. London-trained Heidi Field has been an ear nurse for 12 years. As an accredited member of the Ear Nurse Specialist Group NZ, she is a certified ACC and War Pensions medical provider and can claim for treatment costs for eligible clients. Gold Card members also receive discounts on treatment. Heidi is comprehensively trained in micro-suction and uses a medical microscope to give safe and comfortable treatments.

For appointments phone 03 546 7007


Nelson Eye Specialists


Derek Sherwood attended Nelson College and holds a medical degree from Otago University. As well as general ophthalmology and eye surgery, he has maintained a special interest in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus surgery. Dr Sacha Moore graduated from Oxford University, UK. He specialises in cataract surgery, cornea and general ophthalmology. Sacha also works at Nelson Public Hospital as Senior Medical Officer in Ophthalmology. Dr Antony Suter gained his medical degree from Otago University and trained in opthalmology in Dunedin, Christchurch and the UK. He specialises in cataract and glaucoma eye surgery, retinal and neuroophthalmology problems, and general ophthalmology. Dr Rob Jones trained as a doctor in Cardiff and specialises in ophthalmology. His interests are cataract and oculoplastic surgery, glaucoma or any eye condition requiring diagnosis, management and reassurance. All four doctors have clinics in Nelson and Richmond. nelsoneyespecialists.co.nz | ph 03 545 7900


Richmond Physiotherapy


ichmond Physiotherapy has had a fabulous five years in Lower Queen Street Health. This vibrant and busy building has been a very positive place to continue our patient-centred physiotherapy care, resulting in happy staff and great patient feedback. The last five years have seen significant changes to Richmond Physiotherapy. We now work closely with Christchurch-based Southern Rehab to provide vocational rehabilitation for ACC clients and private industry clients whose injuries have resulted in time off work. Our Occupational Therapists work closely with our physiotherapists to provide the best possible plan for a safe return to work, liaising closely with employers and all health professionals involved in each patient’s care. We continue to provide assessments and treatments for all musculo-skeletal conditions, with an emphasis on back and neck problems and with a growing involvement with sportspeople.

richmondphysiotheraphy.co.nz | Ph 03 544 0327


Jonathan Clark and Ben Simmons – Tasman Dental Centre


eeing a great opportunity at the new Lower Queen St Health Complex, Dr Jonathan Clark built Tasman Dental Centre three years ago with the help of hard-working Practice Manager Heather. The practice grew fast, so they invited Jonathan’s friend and former dental school classmate, Dr Ben Simmons, to leave Auckland and join them, headhunting the experienced Renee to help get him up and running. Jonny grew up in Richmond, and worked in the region prior to setting up at Lower Queen Health. Despite both having OE stints in Australia and the UK, and elsewhere in NZ, Jonny and Ben agree that the Nelson-Tasman region is the ideal place to live, work and raise their families. The practice emphasises a cheerful and relaxed atmosphere “to take the edge off” dentistry as much as possible. admin@tasmandental.co.nz | tasmandental.co.nz | Ph 03 544 6776



Tasman Medical Centre

Martin Keefe Dermatologist



Open from 8am Mon-Fri | tasmanmedical.co.nz | ph 03 544 7272

skinclinics.co.nz | ph 03 546 7007 | reception@skinclinics.co.nz

roviding a friendly and welcoming environment, having professional and caring staff, and a strong commitment to providing high quality and effective care are all of the utmost importance to the general practice team at Tasman Medical Centre. The GPs are: Drs Peter Thomas (Principal), Anna Moore, Pip Reeve (Principal), Suzanne Washington, Steve McGlone, Nicola Munro, Katy Roff (Principal). All are very highly experienced and enjoy the variety that general practice offers. Providing a wide range of health care services, Tasman Medical is also an approved Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and a provider of Immigration medical examinations. The Practice has Cornerstone Accreditation. This shows it has met high standards set by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP). New patients are welcome.

ith 30 years’ experience, Dr Martin Keefe is the only fully qualified dermatologist practising in Richmond. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Dermatology Society (FNZDS) and has vast experience, particularly in skin cancer, mole checks, acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin allergy and children’s skin conditions. He has more than 50 publications in medical journals and is co-author of a chapter in a widely read dermatology textbook. Martin lives near Mapua and splits his time between NelsonTasman and Christchurch, where he is Head of Dermatology at Christchurch Hospital. Martin is happy to see insured and uninsured patients, whether self-referred or referred by their GP. Martin is an affiliated provider to Southern Cross.







Night Market FUN


28 JULY 2016 . 4.30PM - 8PM

MORRISON SQUARE Stores open until 8pm Local art, craft and hot food, lots of entertainment, mulled apple juice and magical surprises!

Find us on Facebook! Facebook.com/midwinternightmarket

Raising funds for The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Nelson


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Sills dress from Shine Dyrberg/Kern necklace from Shine Dyrberg/Kern earrings from Shine La Source fur from Shine


Legacy jewellery



he 2016 addition to the Jens Hansen Legacy Collection celebrates 48 years of handcrafting Scandinavian-inspired jewellery in Nelson. This Legacy Collection bracelet was designed by Jens as the perfect partner to the asymmetrical hook earrings selected for the 2015 Legacy Collection Special Release. To try it on, visit the Jens Hansen Nelson workshop. Now available at Jens Hansen

Fabulous winter footwear



ith the winter fashion season now fully in swing, we are starting to see bold rich colours through fashion and accessories, influenced by trends such graphic black and white, hard-hitting punk, folksy tribal, military styling and the 70s and 80s comeback era, plus of course the much seen layering with coats, cardigans, jumpers and jackets. This season is all about staying warm while still looking great and glamorous. The winter months scream for furry outerwear, richness of fabrics and big bold beautiful accessories. Coming from a background of hair, make-up and fashion, I love to see and style those unique glamour looks. Get excited about what our local retailers have in store for us this winter.


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iss Wilson has come up with the perfect substitution for boots this winter season. This comfortable, yet sexy style comes in elegant black or this season’s rich burgundy, and is a tasteful mix of suede and leather, with a sturdy heel. They look great with opaque tights and a winter dress or an ankle-length pant. Get this - it’s complete with its own ankle accessory - too cute. Miss Wilson Linda $299 from Taylors...We Love Shoes weloveshoes.co.nz

New Nelson design store


ook Design Store has been born out of a passion for all things gorgeous! This beautiful, stylish new store stocks the latest trends in interiors, and beautiful accessories from New Zealand and across the globe. Visit them online at nookdesignstore.com or visit them at 151 Trafalgar Street, Nelson. nookdesignstore.com


Work in Style


hese beautiful Italian- designed laptop cases, in bold and also subtle colours, will keep your laptop protected at all times while still giving a glamour appeal. Influenced by Italy’s gorgeous city of Florence, the designer combines fun, fashion and technical flair to create a range of modern bags that offer the opportunity for personal expression as well as superb quality and optimum functionality. Famous for being dull, laptop bags and briefcases are given a new twist with Bombata’s sleek lines and stunning colours. Available from Shine



MISS WILSON Kathleen Navy


HISPANITAS Jette Made in Spain Navy & Black


PINTO DI BLU Costacosta Made in Portugal Navy & Black


Artful accessories


he beautiful Kereuru Gallery nestles to the outer side of the quirky and picturesque Mapua Wharf. Mike and Karen Walters are a husband and wife team operating under the name Kereru Design. Mike is a classically trained Jeweller with 18 years of experience and Karen is a highly trained designer and sculptor. Together their skills combine to produce exquisite handmade pieces which are unique, contemporary and fresh, yet refined and masterfully crafted. Each piece of their work is truly individual. Now available at Keruru Gallery kererugallery.co.nz

TWO GREAT LOCATIONS 245 Trafalgar St, Nelson • 211 Queen St, Richmond




Two by Two jumper from Trouble and Fox Lonely Hearts dress from Trouble and Fox Dyrberg/Kern pearls from Shine Dyrberg/Kern necklace from Shine Glasses from Kuske Dyrberg/Kern earrings from Shine

Brixton hat from Trouble and Fox troubleandfox.co.nz | 03 548 4303

Black fur gloves from Shine 03 548 4848

Dyrberg/Kern earrings from Shine 03 548 4848

Status Anxiety wallet from Trouble and Fox troubleandfox.co.nz | 03 548 4303 50


Huffer dress from Trouble and Fox Ruby fur from Trouble and Fox Dyrberg/Kern necklace from Shine Dyrberg/Kern ring from Shine Dyrberg/Kern necklace from Shine

Necklace from Kereru Gallery kererugallery.co.nz | 03 5403 725

glasses from Kuske kuske.co.nz | 03 545 8693

Brixton hat from Trouble and Fox troubleandfox.co.nz | 03 548 4303

Miss Wilson shoes from Taylors...We Love Shoes weloveshoes.co.nz

Mooi bag from Trouble and Fox troubleandfox.co.nz | 03 548 4303 51


Dress from Kimberleys Alga Berg bag from Shine Pearls from Shine Dyrberg/Kern necklace from Shine

Necklace from Kereru Gallery kererugallery.co.nz | 03 5403 725

glasses from Kuske kuske.co.nz | 03 545 8693

Karston boots from Taylors...We Love Shoes weloveshoes.co.nz

Dyrberg/Kern Necklace from Shine 03 548 4848



Fate top from Kimberleys La Source fur from Shine Fate skirt from Kimberleys Dyrberg/Kern necklace from Shine Dyrberg/Kern necklace from Shine

Beau Coops brogues from Taylors... We Love Shoes | weloveshoes.co.nz

Bracelet from Keruru Gallery kererugallery.co.nz | 03 5403 725

Glasses from Kuske kuske.co.nz | 03 545 8693 53

leora velvet dress by tigerlily


Locally made by glass artists Ola and Marie Höglund and artists their family Locally made by glass Ola and Marie Höglund Locally made creators of New Zealand art and glass jewellery since 1982 and glass their family by glass artists Ola and Marie Höglund and their family. creators of New Zealand art glass and glass jewellery since 1982 Makers of New Zealand art glass WELCOME and glass jewellery since 1982. OPEN DAILY VISITORS 10AM - 5PM

SUPPLIED JENS HANSEN AD IS LANDSCAPE!! The glassblowing schedule is always subject to change - please ring

The glassblowing is alwaysWELCOME subject to change - please- ring us OPEN DAILYschedule VISITORS 10AM 5PM to find out when you can watch glassblowing in action. OPEN DAILY - VISITORS WELCOME - 10AM - 5PM The glassblowing schedule is always subject to change - please ring us 52 Lansdowne (5 minsyou drive from Richmond, 20 mins in drive from Nelson) to findRoad out when can watch glassblowing action. us to find out when you watch glassblowing in action. Ph can 03 544 6500 52 Lansdowne Road (5 mins drive from Richmond, 20 mins drive from Nelson) Ph 03 544 6500


52 Lansdowne Road, Appleby, Richmond www.hoglundartglass.com Ph 03 544 6500


The Studio A place to come and design your jewellery with us. For your free design consultation in The Studio, book at jenshansen.com/the-studio. Cnr. Selwyn Place and Church Street.


Men’s fashion Status Anxiety wallet from Sidecar

Scotch and Soda bowtie from Sidecar troubleandfox.co.nz | 03 548 4303

Image supplied by Side Car

Nixon watch from Hogeys Surf 03 548 4011

Vanishing Elephant coat by Sidecar troubleandfox.co.nz | 03 548 4303

Vans shoes by Sidecar troubleandfox.co.nz | 03 548 4303

Vanishing Elephant boot from Sidecar troubleandfox.co.nz | 03 548 4303

Elwood shirt from Hogeys Surf 03 548 4011

I Love Ugly pants by Sidecar troubleandfox.co.nz | 03 548 4303 55


A more permanent solution to faint or nonexistent eyebrows is readily available, says Justine Jamieson


never had ‘how-to’ YouTube videos when we were young. We just decided to grab mum’s tweezers and unleash the little-bit-more-on-this-side technique. If you’re anything like me, you’d have over-plucked your eyebrows, leaving them too thin and ruining their natural shape. Eyebrows frame the eyes and a nicely shaped set will work wonders for a person’s confidence, even if they’re not natural. A great brow can really make your eyes pop. If you are lacking in that department, permanent make-up is one option, especially if you suffer from scaring, alopecia or have undergone chemotherapy. Permanent make-up is a cosmetic technique that employs tattoos (permanent to semi-permanent pigmentation of the dermis) to produce designs resembling make-up. If you have faint eyebrows, no eyebrows, or partial eyebrows, a cosmetic tattoo can help. Another treatment is lip tattooing which reduces ‘lipstick bleed’, and gives definition to the lip line. With a coloured lip tattoo, lip scars disappear. Cosmetic tattooing also has more serious applications, such as improving the appearance of a nipple after breast reconstruction. First things first: Always check your tattoo artist’s credentials carefully and ask to see before-and-after photographs of their clients. Kathy Basalaj, a cosmetic/ medical tattoo specialist and paramedical skin technician, has over 25 years’ experience in these fields, working


Permanently framing your ­natural beauty

all over the world. Now she is practice manager at Nelson Plastic Surgery and works closely with Dr Greg Taylor, one of New Zealand’s top plastic surgeons. Start with a consultation to choose your eyebrow colour, based on advice and suggestions from the make-up artist. Black is permanent, lasting around 10 years before a touch up is needed, but browns/dark blondes are semi-permanent, meaning they may last around 18 months to 5 years. Having an experienced cosmetic tattooist who understands your natural skin tone, and has experience with not just how the pigment looks now, but also after the area has healed, is essential. The technician will then sketch on what your eyebrow shape will be post-treatment so you can see before the treatment starts and make any suggestions. An anaesthetic gel is used during the process and the pigment is implanted into the skin using a vibrating needle.

Each technique is also tailored to the individual, whether a block colour is best, or a more feathered effect. A first visit will take from 90 minutes to two hours, mostly due to preparation and consultation. The second follow-up treatment will take around 20-45 minutes. After application, it takes about five days for the colour to fade to a more natural colour. Be prepared to go back for additional treatments. Everyone’s skin type is different and holds the pigments differently, but a follow-up treatment is advised after six weeks. After the second treatment, the pigment can last between 18 months and five years.

The cost of permanent or ­semi-permanent eyebrow tattooing is $495, including a second visit at Nelson Plastic Surgery.


Dodging dreaded winter bugs Justine Jamieson looks at ways to build your immunity base


I was in a litter of animals, I would have been the runt. I doubt I would have lasted my first winter in the wild. Without the constant help of natural medicine and holistic treatments, my body struggles to fight off viruses of all kinds, due to years of over-use of antibiotics. Recently I looked into the underlying causes of low immunity, and at ways of building immunity to dodge those ever-changing winter nasties. It’s no secret that around 70 percent of your immunity comes from your gut. If you have a healthy digestive system then your body absorbs all the nutrients from your food. Without good digestion you can’t possibly have a great immune system. Outside influences that will lower your immune system and affect your

ability to ward off sickness include lack of exercise, lack of sleep and stress. Here are some ways to build immunity by using specific food types, holistic supplements and practises. The first is to decrease inflammatory foods in your diet, foods such as refined sugar, wheat, gluten, corn and dairy. Look for alternatives such as natural sweeteners like manuka honey, dates or stevia, and flour-substitutes such as quinoa, coconut, buckwheat and rice flours. Add immune-boosting foods - such as turmeric, ginger, chillies, shitake and reishi mushrooms - into your diet through curries, soups, teas, tinctures and smoothies. Eat lots of garlic which is nature’s very own antibiotic, and lots of Vitamin C-enriched foods such as broccoli, orange kumara, peppers, kale, spinach and/or fruits and berries. Think kiwifruit, oranges, tomatoes, lemons, blackcurrants, elderberry and elderflower. Increase probiotics in your diet through fermented foods such as

sauerkraut, unsweetened organic yogurt or a good probiotic supplement. Add seeds such as flax and chai seeds in liquid/powdered or solid form and fish oils. High doses of echinacea are great for when you feel a bug coming on, but shouldn’t be taken every day as your body builds immunity against it. An alternative is mushroom complex, olive leaf extract or astragalus herb, along with up to 5000mg of Vitamin C to fight the infection. If you suffer a lot from of mucus in the throat and chest, stay well away from dairy, wheat and peanuts, and try adding thyme to your food. If you suffer frequent sinus infections, try daily steam inhalations with pure essential eucalyptus oil from Aromaflex. A few drops in boiling water every day might even help prevent symptoms if you suffer chronic sinus infections. Exercise is also essential in winter. I know it’s hard to think of going outside in the cold, but letting your body get used to altering temperatures is great for you. Breathing in that crisp fresh winter’s air and getting lots of sleep at night can help lower stress levels and give you the armour you need to fight those bugs. Information provided by Lustre Collective members The Kitchen and Vitality Health & Wellness


classic MARBLE tiles


inspired NELSON TILE & SLATE CENTRE 40 Vanguard Street, Nelson neltile@xtra.co.nz www.nelsontileandslate.co.nz

Ph: 03 548 7733 OPEN - MON to FRI - 8am to 5pm SATURDAY from 10am to 2pm

2 hours FREE parking

8 MOONRAKER WAY, KAITERITERI Nestled amongst natural bush with native birdlife, and surrounded by the blue hues of Tasman Bay, is your very own piece of paradise. This architecturally designed home has been thoughtfully designed to maximise the incredible views and offers stress-free living in an unsurpassed setting. The generous open-plan living areas capture all-day sun and open out onto a generous north-facing balcony. The three bedrooms are of good proportion and all have their own private views with sliding doors where you are greeted by nature. The space, privacy, and unparalleled expansive views, along with the location, make this a truly special and unique opportunity. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. Browns Real Estate Limited (licensed under the REAA 2008) MREINZ.




Floor: 242 sq m | Land: 10,140 sq m

Price by Negotiation nzsothebysrealty.com/NEL00218 SHARRON WETERE: +64 21 350 106 sharron.wetere@sothebysrealty.com


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Interior Moxini stool $129 Moxini cushions $89 each Nook vase (left) $39, Nook Vase (right) $139 Nook bowls (left) $29, (right) $39 Moxini clock $159 Nook lamb fur $389 Resene colour swatch Moxini hand towel (bottom) $16.90, Moxini hand towel (middle) $19.90, Moxini facecloth (top) $6.90 9. Nook candlesticks $79.50 each 10. Moxini potery vase $59.80

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1. A bird’s eye view of paradise 60Architecturally designed, the home embraces the contours of the land 2. 3. Looking across to the Abel Tasman National Park




ome say the true art in building a home lies in creating a sense of harmony with the surroundings. This beautiful property near Kaiteriteri has certainly achieved this and more with an architectural design that makes the most of the spectacular landscape. Settled into the contour of the land, and surrounded by native bush and birdlife, the home offers 242 sq.m. of space and all-day sun. It looks out to Tasman Bay and the famous Split Apple Rock, near the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park. A private path, hand-dug over a year to avoid the destructive effects of a digger, leads through some of the property’s 2.5 acres to the golden sands below, where the split granite rock formation guards the bay. Owner Noel Black first saw the property eight years ago, when it was just a one-room bach, and fell in love with the location. Business had brought him to the area several times before, and aside from its obvious natural beauty, the famous sunny weather clinched it. He decided to renovate and extend the house to complement its environment, with help from Nelson architects Jerram Tocker Barron. It now has generous open-plan living paired with a northfacing balcony, blurring the line between indoors and out. The use of glass in the balustrades continues the emphasis on a visual connection with the ocean, resulting in a remarkable outdoor living space for dining or relaxing. “We’re out on a point where the views are,” says Noel. “I expected it to cop the wind, but we don’t. It’s actually sheltered.” The large kitchen with breakfast bar flows through to dining and lounge areas with views in just about every direction. Neutral decor and the warmth of natural wood allow blue and green hues from outside to become part of the house. Noel emphasises that keeping the surrounds as untouched as possible was important, which is why some of the outside

construction, such as the path, was done in a more painstaking way than using machinery. “I said I wouldn’t [use a digger] and I didn’t,” he laughs, thinking back to the year-long path project. “We’ve kept the landscaping as it was, or as it should be.” Back inside, the spacious bedrooms offer incredible light and access to expansive decking, creating a feel of several private sanctuaries where nature is right on the doorstep. The master suite encompasses floor-to-ceiling glass for stargazing, ocean daydreaming or the luxury of being awakened by the warm, gentle glow of sunrise stealing softly into the room. Good design isn’t just aesthetics, though. Functionality is equally important and this property hits the nail on the head with many of its features. The choice of heat-pump or log-burner for winter will tick boxes for those who like convenience as well as people who enjoy the focus and heart that a real fire creates in a home. A large family bathroom with separate laundry and toilet take care of the necessities. In the master bedroom, a walkthrough wardrobe and stylish ensuite bathroom add ease of living, especially for families or when visitors stay – surely inevitability in such a slice of paradise. Down the internal staircase, a large four-car garage with high stud provides space for a boat or caravan. The property itself is just 15 minutes’ drive from Kaiteriteri and 30 minutes from Motueka, despite feeling far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And that is really what makes this a special place. Private, comfortable and expertly designed to fit into the incredible location, the house achieves a balance that carries through into the relaxation and restoration it promotes. Noel is reluctant to sell, and says he’ll miss the views most. “Of course, we do pretty well with the fishing too.” 61


4 4 Entertain in style on expansive deck areas 5. Indoor / outdoor flow is a key feature in the home’s design 6. Wake up in heavenly surroundings


7. Stainless steel counter tops in the well-appointed kitchen 8. The magnificent blue waters of Tasman Bay






A succulent idea for all climates




mong the hardiest and most easy-care, low-maintenance plants are succulents and cacti. These varieties thrive in hot, dry sunny places, but, looked after well, they’re also survivors in wetter climes. Best of all they are undemanding plants to grow, yet still provide great colour, form and texture in all types of gardens. Some succulents are more drought tolerant than others. Do a little research on the wide variety of succulent shapes and sizes before starting a succulent garden outside. For instance, cacti are succulents and hold water in their stems and pads. Other types of succulents are not spiny but have swollen leaves with a myriad of growth habits. Check out spreading or drooping types, such as burro’s tail; spiky, wide plants like agave; or tall, columned varieties such as old man’s cactus. Other succulents worth mentioning include kalanchoe, aloe, echeveria and aeonium. From pots to larger plots, succulents in particular are ideal as ground cover, in rockeries, as garden or lawn borders,

hanging baskets and in patio tubs. Cacti are the largest family of succulents and often make impressive displays when grouped together. Sempervivums and sedums are the hardiest and most cold tolerant succulents. Succulents store water – in their leaves or stems - during wet periods and then draw on it during drier times. This makes them great for coastal areas and also windswept plains, although they thrive in most environments, although not very well when temperatures regularly drop below five degrees Celsius. Good drainage is necessary and this can be created by adding fine gravel, sand or pumice to the garden before planting. Direct sunlight is best yet it is surprising how well they grow in more shaded areas too. Winter is holiday time for succulents. They don’t need watering at all and don’t even think about plant food, or come spring/summer they might not flower.

And avoid mulching. Too much moisture trapped by mulch will rot the roots. If you want the garden to look pretty try a layer of crushed shells or small pebbles instead. Not only will this help deter snails and slugs from feasting on the succulent leaves, during the summer months this type of ground cover will act as passive heating. Re-pot succulents in late winter/ early spring. At the same time you might also want to remove offsets (baby succulents) and plant them in their own garden or pot. Propagating succulents is also easy. You can use offsets and in some instances stem cuttings, or even grow new plants from a leaf. Succulents that form rosettes, such as echeverias, can be propagated by removing then replanting their heads in welldrained, sandy soil. The most common problem with succulents is rot. Keeping the stems out of the soil and providing drying periods between irrigation will help prevent this. So too will watering from the base of the plant to keep leaves dry. 63


Mushroom & fennel soup


This wonderful warming soup is perfect for the cooler months upon us. I often pair mushroom and fennel together in a creamy winter risotto so knew the combination would work beautifully. I have used locally harvested and dried Saffron Caps from Neudorf mushrooms to deliver a real umami (savoury) flavour that fresh mushrooms can’t do alone. You can also use dried porcini available from Prego and other Mediterranean food suppliers. Ingredients: 1/3 cup dried Neudorf mushrooms or dried porcini, approx. 8g 1 cup boiling water 30g butter Small fennel bulb, finely chopped 1/2 onion, finely chopped Approx. 300g brown button mushrooms, roughly sliced 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock 1/4 cup cream Salt and pepper to taste To serve: Crème fraiche or sour cream Extra virgin olive oil Fennel fronds Method: First place the dried mushrooms in a small jug and cover with the boiling water. Set aside to swell while preparing the vegetables. Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the chopped fennel and onion. Sweat over a low heat without colouring for 8 - 10 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until softened. Add the soaked mushrooms plus soaking liquid along with the stock. Bring to a gently boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, and use a stick blender to puree until smooth. Add the cream and season to taste, reheat gently. Serve the hot soup topped with a small dollop of crème fraiche, drizzle of olive oil and fennel frond to garnish, with a crusty sourdough baguette.



Eating in a civilized manner BY MAXWELL FLINT


was almost determined not to like the Cod and Lobster Brasserie, not for any rational reason but purely on its name. New Zealand has its big boy pants on now and we don’t need to have names that allude to some Elizabethan inn or sound like Cockney slang for reproductive organs. “Blimey governor, me cod and lobsters are playing up today.” Not to mention botanically its name might be a spiny lobster, but in New Zealand we call it a crayfish. I suppose it could have been worse. They could have called it Ye Olde Cod and Lobster. Once my cod and lobsters had calmed down, Mrs F and I ventured out on a cold night to try the latest addition to the Nelson dining scene.

First of all the owners have to be congratulated on the effort and obvious expense they have gone to in the refurbishment of this building. Great attention to detail and a pleasant muted colour scheme. Hurrah! A restaurant with undercloths and tablecloths. At least one can eat in a civilised manner and not as though you are sitting in a cafeteria. We launched into the meal with a starter of sticky chilli pork belly with scallops $22 and Mrs F had an appetizer of Egyptian chicken skewers with beetroot humus $11. The slow-cooked pork belly was served with fresh greens and just the right amount of chilli. It also had whole peppercorns, which I always think is a mistake in a dish. They’re like little hand

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grenades so that when you bite into them you get an explosion of heat. But all-in-all, a good dish. The Egyptian chook of Mrs F’s was also very tasty and up to her exacting standards. My main was chargrilled tuna with ricotta gnocchi, roast fennel and caper dressing $34 and Mrs F had an entrée of crispy fried calamari with dahl $18. My big-eye tuna was cooked to just the right degree and the whole fennelgnocchi-caper thing really came together in this dish. Well done. The squid was as it said - nicely crispy and tender. No complaints from the other side of the table. The portions were suitably South Island-sized and generous. We ordered a side of sautéed broccoli with almonds and cheese fondue, which was delicious, but in hindsight not a great idea as we both expanded to a level where dessert was not possible. We were seated quite close to two other couples, which meant you could hear each other’s conversations. Of course you try not to listen or at least look like you are not listening. They, of course, can hear your conversation, so I am always tempted to say something outrageous just to look at the reaction. Maybe along the lines of, ‘Well the doctors said if I did nothing the whistling noise could start again and I might explode’. We washed it all down with a decent bottle of Sea Level Chenin Blanc. So pop down to the frog and toad for a butchers; it’s worth it. It’s a good restaurant.

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Over 45 wines to taste B Y P H I L L I P R E AY


ine bars were all the rage in the 1980s, but the share market crash of ‘89 curtailed that craze. This was a pity. A lot of things from the ‘80s I don’t miss – big hair, bad music and over the top fashion – but wine bars I do miss. A wine bar is an excellent way in which you can taste wine without investing in a bottle, a wine education center if you like. Not many true wine bars are left, but thankfully Patrick Stowe of Rimu Wines has started a dedicated wine bar in Mapua. Patrick is a contract winemaker for a number of wine producers as well as making wine for his own label. He is pretty darn good at it as well. His wines have a certain quality and usually display good fruit extraction. It made perfect sense to Patrick to have a one-stop shop where someone can go, not leave their chair and yet still sample wine from virtually every vineyard in Nelson. Rimu Wine Bar opened at Christmas and has enjoyed a busy summer trading. An innovative move by Patrick has been to use argon gas to keep opened wine fresh. Normally an open bottle of wine needs


to be drunk within a day or two before oxidation occurs and ruins the taste. This problem has been overcome at Rimu Wine Bar by replacing the air in an open bottle with argon, a neutral gas heaver than air. The argon goes into the open bottle, displaces the oxygen and keeps the wine fresh almost indefinitely. The taste of the wine is not affected at all. Unfortunately it doesn’t really work with sparkling wine,

“It’s a sensible way of covering a range of wines without getting completely snickered.”

so if you want a French Champagne you will have to buy the 375ml bottle of Pol Roger. More than 45 wines are on offer for tasting at Rimu Wine Bar, with many sourced from Nelson, as well as other New Zealand wine regions, and some from overseas. The most popular is sauvignon

blanc for the whites and pinot noir for the reds. A good way to taste the wines is to buy a flight of five wines for $20. It’s a sensible way of covering a range of wines without getting completely snickered. Basically I think Patrick has used the wine bar as a front to sell the things that he likes. You can for instance also get vintage ports, single malts and boutique beers, but it is really the wine that is the draw-card. Now that the summer madness has calmed down, Patrick is looking to expand his offerings with some good French and Italian wines and the odd prestige bottle of expensive wine. This, I think, is an excellent idea. Not a lot of people are willing to pay over the top for a single bottle of wine, but would love to know what it tastes like and this will be your chance to do that. It will still be expensive per glass but nothing like the whole bottle. So if you want a bit of wine education, plus an enjoyable time, try Rimu Wine Bar. You could even wear your old jacket with the shoulder pads if you dare!


Chris Brown and Phil McArdle

Some out of the box BY MARK PREECE


elson is “a cool incubator of craft beer,” say the men behind the city’s newest brewing company. Irishman Phil McArdle and Englishman Chris Brown say support from fellow brewers and businesses, along with a growing population of craft brew aficionados, mean that Horsebox Brewing Company’s biggest problem is dealing with demand. “As people are becoming more educated with their palates, it’s really helping the craft beer industry,” Phil says. He set up Horsebox in November last year, taking the name from his family store back in Ireland and pairing it with

a horse head logo. It’s a striking look that’s rapidly taking up a decent amount of space in North and South Island bars, as well as the craft beer sections of FreshChoice supermarkets. Nelson became home for Phil five years ago, after a three-month visit was extended indefinitely. “It’s got a great lifestyle, and certainly better than what I had at home,” he says. Chris has been in Nelson for seven years, and when the two met on a climbing wall a few years ago, they struck up a friendship that took them to The Freehouse for a Martin Townshend ale. They’ve continued to share an

appreciation for craft brews, so a month after Phil set up Horsebox, Chris joined him in the business. They started with Townshend, who Phil calls ”one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded brewers”, to act as their contract brewer, and have a stable of four beers, and kegs in bars as far south as Queenstown. Phil says the tasting notes are “a bit cheeky”, intended to amuse rather than inform. “We’ve deliberately not put detailed tasting notes in, but added a funny story with reference to malts, hops and what not - and the styles.” As the craft beer scene matures, he and Chris would rather not tell their audience what they’re about to taste, leaving them to come to their own conclusions. “The audience is pretty well educated, so the limited tasting notes allow you to decide.” But for what it’s worth, here are some yarns about Horsebox beers: Black Stallion Milk Stout, ABV 5.0%. They say: smooth, creamy and full of life with rich chocolate, toffee and caramel tones. Its depth of flavour is akin to a night spent with someone way out of your league. Storm Hopper, APA ABV 5.7%. They say: a long sparge ago in a mash tun far far away... The elite soldiers of the Hopire… serve as ever present reminders of the absolute power of the Hoperor… Guardians of our precious resources they will happily lay down their life for the Hoperor to prevent rebel brewers making bad ale. Ronin Pilsner, ABV 4.5%. They say: a warrior like this is rare. Strength gained the hard way by being heated and mashed until everything sweet has been extracted from what he once was.  Vigilante NZ IPA, ABV 5.8%. They say: showing his Alpha side, he embraces the bitterness within. Bold enough to go where he dares, he leaves a mark strong with depth.

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“We have a long-term view when it comes to our use of the land, and we are very environmentally conscious.” L E E S S EY M O U R

Golden Downs: partnership in action B Y J A C Q U I E WA LT E R S


rue partnership is something to which many companies and organisations aspire. Iwi landowner Ngāti Toa Rangatira and local forest company Nelson Management Ltd (NML*—the management company for the Nelson Forests estate) are working together to embody the ethos of partnership in the Golden Downs forest. Golden Downs is a 33,000ha area of forest estate that most people are only familiar with because they pass through it, either heading south from Nelson towards Murchison or on their way to the West Coast. Many people are unaware of the rich history of forest planting and harvesting in the area—and the rich cultural significance of the whenua itself. Two years ago Ngāti Toa reached settlement of its claims under the Treaty of Waitangi. Part of that settlement was that Ngāti Toa would receive 50 percent of the Crown Forest licence area in the top of the South Island. That in turn meant that it then owned 83 percent of the land in the area that is known as Golden Downs. The Ngāti Toa iwi’s management 68

is based in Wellington; NML, as the company that plants, grows and harvests the trees in Golden Downs, knew that it needed to reach out to the new landowner and establish a constructive working relationship from the outset. “Under the Crown Forest licence structure forestry companies have 35 years to harvest all the trees on the land that iwi owners have had returned to them as part of the settlement process,” says Managing Director of NML Lees Seymour. “As the company harvests, it must offer the land back to the iwi, and the iwi then decides whether it will be used for something else, or if the forest owner can continue to plant and harvest on the land, paying a rental for the licence to do that. Ngāti Toa were very clear from the outset that they wanted us to continue, and that clarity has helped us a great deal.” Lees says that shared values between Ngāti Toa and NML, and clarity of purpose for both parties meant that the relationship got off to a good start. “We have a long-term view when it comes to our use of the land, and we

are very environmentally conscious. For us this was the beginning of at least a thirty-year relationship and we worked to develop trust and establish common ground from the start,” says Lees. Ngāti Toa Rangatira Executive Director Sir Matiu Te Rei shares this view. “We are very pleased and happy to be working with NML. They are a very good company, with a strategic plan that complements our outlook for the future,” says Sir Matiu. Part of NML’s role was educational, in the sense of helping Ngāti Toa to understand the forestry business. Inviting Ngāti Toa representatives to be honoured guests at the 60th anniversary of the first tree planting by local children in Coronation Forest within Golden Downs was significant, says Lees. “Ngāti Toa Executive Director Sir Matiu Te Rei and others from Ngāti Toa could see our values and beliefs in action and see how we interact with our community. ” NML also worked with Ngāti Toa on another significant community initiative, providing access for Tasman’s Great Taste Trail to pass across land owned by the iwi. “Ngāti Toa were very happy to help and easy to deal with,” says Lees. The Great Taste Trail is an initiative of Tasman District Council and the Nelson Tasman Cycle Trail Trust. It is providing a community recreational facility and, alongside the region’s mountain biking trails, positioning Nelson-Tasman as a leading cycle tourism and recreational destination. When complete, the Great Taste Trail will be a 174km loop passing through some of the region’s stunning coastal and inland areas. With the recent opening of the Spooners Tunnel section there is now more than 100km of predominantly off-road trail open to the public. Gillian Wratt, Chair of the Nelson Tasman Cycle Trail Trust says that “the support from NML in having their contractor, Taylors Construction, work on the access route to Spooners Tunnel, was instrumental in matching Council funds to get this section of the Trail open. The support of NML and Ngāti Toa were key in


OPPOSITE PAGE NML staff planting tōtara. Left to right David Hill, Andrew Karalus, Marion Hughes, Jasmine Snowsill, Craig Brown & Mark Forward BOTTOM A recently planted tōtara seedling ABOVE LEFT Left to right NML Managing Director Lees Seymour & Ngāti Toa Rangatira Executive Director Sir Matiu Te Rei, KNZM. Photo: Tim Cuff ABOVE RIGHT The newly-opened Spooners Tunnel section of the Great Taste Trail. Photo: Chocolate Dog Studio

achieving a common goal that is good for the community and an attraction to the region.” NML also received a deeply significant and poignant request from Ngāti Toa when the iwi asked if NML would plant tōtara in the forest estate for future generations to use as pou for marae wharenui or in other ceremonial ways. “We were very happy to do this,” says Lees. “We have sourced the seedlings, planted them and will care for them on behalf the iwi. We hope to take Ngāti Toa representatives out to see the tōtara during an upcoming visit.” Lees himself has connections to common ancestors of Ngāti Toa several generations back and believes that being Māori himself has been helpful in establishing a very positive working relationship. “Having said that, our NML team is very aligned with Ngāti Toa’s perspective. Their values are very much our company’s values.”

1975 – Waitangi Tribunal established to be a permanent commission of inquiry empowered to make recommendations on claims brought by Māori, relating to actions or omissions of the Crown that breach the promises made in the Treaty of Waitangi.

[*Nelson Management Ltd is the management company for Nelson Forests’ 78,000 hectares of forest in the Nelson, Tasman, and Marlborough regions. More than 600 people are employed across the Nelson business, and the company harvests 1.1 million m3 of timber sales annually. 70% of the logs harvested are processed by local mills into products for the domestic and export markets.]

1990 – NZFS forests in Nelson region sold.

1987 – NZ Forest Service (NZFS) disestablished and state forest assets sold by the Labour Government. 1990 – Crown Forestry Rental Trust (CFRT) was established under the Crown Forest Assets Act 1989 after the New Zealand Māori Council and Federation of Māori Authorities took court action to protect Māori interests in the Crown’s commercial forests. Under the act, the Crown could sell licences for forestry (rental from these licences went to the CFRT and could be accessed by iwi to help them cover the costs associated with preparing their claims under the Treaty of Waitangi). The land itself could not be sold until the Waitangi Tribunal recommended who would take ownership of the land.

Mr Matiu Te Rei was named a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori, in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list in June 2016. For almost 30 years, Sir Matiu Te Rei, KNZM, has been the Executive Director of Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangatira, the development organisation for Ngāti Toa Rangatira. During this time he has been responsible for Ngāti Toa’s Treaty of Waitangi claim as well as serving the Māori community in matters of health, education, economic development and culture.

1990 to 2014 – Private forest companies operating in Nelson region paid rental to CFRT. 2014 – Ngāti Toa settlement.

Contact nelsonforests.co.nz ngatitoa.iwi.nz



Relaxation and adventure in Bali BY SALLIE GREGORY


ali. For many years, I’d kept the island firmly off my travel itineraries. Initially the idea of getting my hair braided or sitting pool-side drinking Bintang held no appeal at all. Six years and many trips later, I can honestly say that Bali is now one of my favourite holiday destinations. In essence there is no “one way” to do Bali. It offers a different holiday experience each time you travel, if you so desire. Do you want to relax? Book into a yoga retreat in Ubud. Do you want to dive? Head to the Gili Islands. Padi certification is plentiful, the sealife is pretty good and the island atmosphere is super chilled out.Do you want to shop? Browse the streets of Seminyak for emerging international designers and homewares Do you want to explore? Cycle through the rice paddies or watch the sun set over the ocean at Tanah Lot temple.Do you want a family holiday? Visit the WaterBom Park and Monkey Forrest. As well as the vast experiences on offer, the budget for a Bali holiday can be just diverse, with accommodation from $10 $1000 per night and meals varying from a 50c street-side satay to fine dining at top restaurants. Getting around Bali is easy, although congested at times! Jump on the back of a motorbike to get somewhere fast. Ask any shop owner if they do “transport” and you’ll have numerous offers for a lift to the next beach. Hiring a driver (they supply the vehicle too) is a great way to see some of the sights. Expect to pay around NZD50-80 for the day. Most hotels and villas are situated along the coast, with Legian, Seminyak and Sanur being popular areas to stay. Heading to the rainforest region of Ubud, known for art and culture and yoga retreats, is a nice break from the hustle and bustle. Home to the Monkey Forest - filled with curious monkeys – it is a unique experience. Be vigilant however. These monkeys may take off with toys and hats as well as bananas. Ubud also gained fame through the Elizabeth Gilbert novel Eat, Pray, Love. An appointment with Ketut, the movie medicine man, generally results in several hours queueing, but hey, there’s no harm in trying. While I’ve definitely enjoyed a few Bintangs pool-side during my trips to Bali, it’s as much the people as the experiences that keep me coming back. 70

“it’s as much the people as the experiences that keep me coming back”


“Our fantastic meal is all the better for being well deserved”

Girls just want to have fun BY SOPHIE PREECE


ome girls’ weekends away come with manicures and facials, shops and cafes, with cocktails and tapas to follow. Others come with lycra and muesli bars, spare tyre tubes and first aid kits, with dehydrated dinners and a nice cup of tea. Wedged happily between the two is a long weekend on the Queen Charlotte Track, where there’s mountain biking in lieu of shopping, and muddy legs not polished nails, but still a good flat white, a great cold beer, crisp white sheets and not a rustle of backcountry food. Our party of four left Picton on a stunning Friday morning, catching a boat with our bikes and bags to cruise through the sunlit Marlborough Sounds to Ship Cove, Meretoto, Captain Cook’s favourite New Zealand base. We leave the bags on board, knowing they’ll beat us to the next destination, then push our bikes up out of the bay. As the track climbs through beautiful native bush, we pass dozens of traps tasked with killing pests and bringing back the birdsong Cook and his crew heard nearly 250 years ago. A lovely view and welcome break await us at the top, and then we’re off down a well-formed track to the historic Furneaux Lodge, for lunch on the beach

and coffee from the café. Before the end of the half-hour break, we’ve booked a joint family holiday here, in the style of all our girls’ trips. If we hadn’t organised at least two future adventures by the end of the day, something would be amiss. With the booking made and grand plans in progress, we bike a few more hours to Punga Cove Resort, where our bags wait patiently. After a quick shower, we catch the last of the day’s sun down on the beach, sipping beers brought in with our luggage, before a simple meal at the boat shed café, and a great sleep in the backpackers’ wing of the resort. Day two is the hardest, with big climbs and steep descents, both liberally peppered with stunning views of the Sounds and bush surrounds. It’s a fantastic ride, made all the better by the long winding trail from the main track down to Lochmara Lodge at the edge of the water. Our luggage has been delivered from Punga, so after a quick swim and a hot shower, we’re sitting by a roaring fire, drinking pinot and celebrating luxurious adventures. Our fantastic meal is all the better for being well-deserved. One of our group bikes out the next morning, but the rest of us take the lazy

exit, with a lingering breakfast, Sunday newspaper and multiple coffees, before we catch a water taxi back to Picton. It’s the perfect end to a blissful break, balancing equal measures of effort and indolence. The Queen Charlotte Track is a mix of Intermediate/Grade 3 and Advanced/Grade 4 riding, but the track is much smoother than when I rode it a few years ago. Some sections of the track are closed between November and March. For more information, go to marlboroughnz.com


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Hilux up for challenge



ew Zealanders have gone ute crazy and Toyota is desperate to get in on the spending frenzy with its all-new Hilux. The former king of farm vehicles and ‘tradies’ favourite was knocked off its 32-year long market leadership throne by the Ford Ranger two years ago. Insult has been heaped on injury as Toyota – waiting for a new model to replace its ageing 7th generation Hilux – could do little but watch Ranger cashing in on the back of a growing fascination by Kiwis for trucks with a tray and four doors. The impressive Ford ute was New Zealand’s top selling new vehicle last year – passenger cars included. With nearly 7,000 registrations, Ranger left Hilux (5,623 sales) eating its dust. But Toyota salespeople have the glint back in their eyes with the arrival late last year of the long awaited 8th generation Hilux and are pulling out all the stops –including leaping into a price war with Ford and all the other ute contenders– to try to win back the ute crown. How does the Hilux stack-up? First, Toyota is covering every buyer base by offering 21 variant choices from diesel and petrol, six-speed auto and manual gearboxes, two and four wheel drive, single, extra and double cabs plus numerous accessories. So that should keep everybody interested, from the $36,990 2WD petrol for the budget buyer to the professional with over $70k to spend on 72

the top of the line SR5 4WD Double Cab Limited diesel or petrol with leather trim, electric driver’s seat and sat nav. All Hilux models are ruggedly handsome and even more macho when you add a bull bar and snorkel, as was the case on my SR5 Limited. Everything about the Hilux is new and there’s even a dose of chrome which, along with the 18inch alloy wheels on my truck and the paint all polished up, makes the Hilux very presentable in town. But that doesn’t mean it’s gone soft. Make no mistake, the Hilux is still meant for hard work and its truck-like underpinnings are meant to tackle the rough stuff and carry a load. On the highway its rear leaf springs are liable to generate the odd jittery ride moment which should settle somewhat with weight in the back. The cabin is on a new level compared to its predecessor, with a more car-like dash, a tablet-like 7inch touch screen, comfortable front seats with excellent head room and a better rear seat than before. Other nice touches include reach-adjustable steering, an airconditioned glove box and keyless entry on the SR5 double cab. Other testers have found its renowned off-road capabilities better again with a longer travel suspension and 286mm ground clearance. On the highway, the Hilux diesel is more refined and decently quiet. The new 2.8 turbo charged four-

cylinder engine delivers powerful torque for towing or hauling loads. Payload capacity is up to 1240kg and braking towing capacity (with manual gearbox) is 3.5 tonnes. Fuel use is impressive too and there’s a choice of eco mode as well as a power button which has the Hilux rearing up as if it’s on the end of a cattle prod. The six-speed manual transmission is a delight to use, with a drive mode which matches engine revs to gear change, but prevents stalling and blipping the engine on change down. A rotary switch locks the rear diff and engages low range. It’s a vehicle which feels like it’ll last for yonks in true Hilux tradition, built tough and strong. You’ll get a sense of that and a decent bicep workout too when you lift the bonnet. Hilux is revving up for the big ute challenge.

Tech spec Model reviewed: Toyota Hilux Double Cab SR5 Limited Price: $67,990 rrp (manual); automatic $70,490; 2WD single cab from $36,990; 4WD single cab from $51,990 rrp Power: 4 cylinder, 2.8l turbo diesel 130kw @ 3,400rpm; 420Nm torque @ 1,4002,600rpm; V6 4l petrol, 175kw @ 5,200rpm; 376Nm @ 3,800rpm Fuel economy: 7.6l/100km combined cycle (manual diesel); 8.5l/100km (auto); V6 petrol 12l/100km Vehicle courtesy of Bowater Toyota


The show must go on BY STEVE THOMAS


the moments after the house lights go down and before the curtain rises, the theatre audience experiences a mix of emotions. Anticipation, excitement, nervousness, curiosity. At this exact moment, at a recent Theatre Royal opening night, I overheard someone in front of me utter, rather too loudly “I’m missing Game of Thrones for this, it better be good”. Fortunately for them it was better than good but that’s another story. Boat shows are another story too. About as far away from theatre as you can get, or are they? I recently had a tough assignment, being dispatched to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show on the Gold Coast. All four days of it. Really tough work, but I forced myself! On the opening day, that same range of emotions was there when the gates were opened, allowing eager crowds in. New boats have a certain smell. Fresh new leather has an odour that beats Chanel No 5 hands down. Boat sales people, like actors, have monologues to learn that are repeated thousands of times. Like theatre, many in the audience are off dreaming or playing with smartphones. But let’s talk about boats. Apparently there are approximately 1.8 million boats in Australia. Given the population that’s around one boat for every 13 people. In New Zealand we’re looking at about 400,000, or one boat for every 11 people. That’s a big market. There’s no doubt that boats being built, bought and sold today are generally bigger and more expensive than they were say 10 years ago. You only have to look at

the size of boats in the Nelson marina today to confirm it, with plenty of empty eight metre berths and a waiting list for 12 metre plus berths. Boats are being supersized. The growing trend is definitely heading towards the power and sailing multi-hull market. One of the star attractions at Sanctuary Cove was the new Aquila 44 Powercat. At just over $1 million NZ Dollars you get a lot of boat and so you should. Designed in the US, and built in China to a very high standard, these boats are sure to take the Australasian market by storm. Economical but fast, relatively small water line length, but with huge internal volume.

The toys included as standard are a big feature but by far the biggest selling point is the factory’s willingness to work closely with the buyers to give them exactly what they want at a set price. This is a big point of difference. Most production boat companies aren’t too flash on flexibility from what I’ve seen. I watched on closely as the 44 model quickly sold to a local buyer after a very short 10 minute sales pitch. Like me, the customer was clearly blown away and paid the deposit on the spot before booking a sea trial a few days after. If only my credit card limit was a touch better. Oh well… that’s how it works in the boat show world. Pure theatre? I reckon so.

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caught Nelson electronic music trio Neon at their amazing show in Nelson Cathedral during Light Nelson two years ago. To say that show was a knockout is a huge understatement. Word quickly spread and the massive queue of punters trying to get into the Cathedral for their subsequent performances was astonishing. Neon rely heavily on vintage analogue keyboards, vocoders and drum machines from the 1970s and 1980’s, and this gives them a direct link to the sounds made popular by the pioneers of electronica like Kraftwerk — who were hailed as revolutionary. Interestingly Neon don’t restrict their homage to the past to sound alone, incorporating stunning imagery and graphics from video artist Klaasz Breukel. Brendon Grant, Paul Hargreaves and Tim Wells are all collectors and enthusiasts for old gear. Is this fascination with the past 74

still relevant? There’s no doubt that the interest in the electronic manipulation of sound is still as popular as ever, and to my knowledge the fascination with classic old synthesizers is something never wanes. Musicians of all ages enjoy the possibilities that loop equipment can bring to live performance, but the kind of music that Neon produces is more about the electronic generation as well as manipulation of sound. The inspiration for the trio grew out of their long-term commitment to the sounds of vintage analogue synthesizers and drum machines. Once redundant, their machines are once again at the cutting edge of music. Original Korg MS 20s, Pro Ones, TR 808’s, Juno’s and Jupiters are all at the forefront of their live performance. The band are creatively inspired by the “danger’ of live electronic performance, with the hands-on aspect of dials, knobs and switches. “People love


to see them being worked — you can’t do that with a laptop,” Hargreaves says. Appropriately the band are performing within the context of Light Nelson, with its emphasis on introducing Nelsonians and visitors alike to new and exciting light and sound experiences. If you haven’t experienced this festival, and it’s hard to comprehend that there are any Nelsonians left who wouldn’t know about it, I suggest you make the effort and take it in if possible. If the massive crowds that attended the performances by Neon at the last festival are any indication of what impact their new show will have, then I suggest checking out the men in white suits playing in the stunning space of Old St John’s. 

Performances of their new show Neon Robot will start at 6pm, 7 pm & 8 pm July 8-12. Old St Johns, Hardy St. Be early to get a seat!


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preading awareness across diverse media is second-nature to Nelson marketing and branding specialist HotHouse. ‘Designers for business’ is part of its own branding; a modern-day motto that encompasses HotHouse’s broad spectrum of services ranging from full graphic design and branding to promotion and web design, development and hosting services, and during more recent years, to intensive digital and social media planning. The largest creative design company in the Top of the South, with a staff of about 17, HotHouse is headed by directors Jane Cunliffe and Marie Waterhouse, and director/creative director Allan InnesWalker. In addition to servicing clients locally, HotHouse has numerous clients and partners throughout New Zealand. The portfolio includes SMEs, the Nelson City Council, Tasman District Council, NZ Fish & Game, Ministry of Social Development, Hospitality NZ, NMIT, PSA and NZ Oil & Gas. ‘We’ve got the team to do everything well, which means we’re versatile and committed,’ Allan explains. ‘We’re completely invested in our clients’ success, serving up solutions wherever they’re needed – on or off line.’ An increasing number of clients are Wellington-based, and many want to avail themselves of HotHouse’s digital and social media expertise. That’s Ali Kimber‘s forte.

The digital and social media strategist uses her skills to help clients formulate and action clever strategies. “We identify each client’s vision and goals, then look at opportunities and other relevant activities that will maximise the business benefits of the major digital initiatives available to that client.” Projects range from helping individuals set up personal social media platforms, such as Facebook, through to advanced digital strategies. “Every client’s needs are different so we work with them to evolve solutions specifically tailored to their needs. “We help to make engagement tangible, to make sure the targeted market is getting the right message. And we empower people and businesses to carry on themselves. We care about our clients; we want them to grow their businesses.” Content, target audience and potential reach are all taken into account. “You need to have a strategy,” says Ali. “Think of it as part of the overall marketing plan, not just an add-on. And it must be current, interesting and up-to-date. Many people fail to update social media sites, which mean they are not effectively reaching their target audiences.” Many HotHouse clients are businesses that recognise the benefits of social media but don’t have the staff, technical ability or time to embrace it. With a technical, research and photography background, Ali can provide clients with a complete

package or just help with certain steps such as development and setting up, or that crucial follow-through. “A lot of people think they can just chuck it out there and that is all they need to do. Managing content is a vital, ongoing process. It’s all about creating a relationship and that needs a dedicated person driving it. “We can be that dedicated person, or we can set it up for the client to manage themselves, with help from time to time when and if they need it.”

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The symphony comes to town BY HELEN ROSE


he Christchurch Symphony Orchestra is bringing the big sound of the best classics to the newly- opened stage of Blenheim’s ASB Theatre in October. Cavalcade will be presenting the CSO to Blenheim for the ‘top of the pops’ of classical music in Symphonic Spectacular. “We’re thrilled to be heading north and once again be performing for audiences from Nelson and Blenheim,” says Gretchen La Roche, CEO of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. “The programme features something for everyone and it is a great pleasure for the CSO to be in the augural season of the newly opened ASB Theatre” With favourites by Elgar, Strauss, Mozart, Handel and many others, the CSO is ready to welcome spring to Marlborough in a spectacular symphonic performance. Championing New Zealand composers and artists is hugely important to the CSO and it has, for many years, showcased and premiered New Zealand works and performed with the best of New Zealand talent. The symphony concert is just 76

one of many shows being brought to Marlborough by Cavalcade. This month sees The Golden Age of Swing with the RNZAF Jazz Orchestra, and next month the combined colleges’ production of Hairspray will take centre stage. In September, a musical tribute to Frankie Vali and the Four Seasons – Oh What a Night – will perform direct from Las Vegas, followed by the symphony orchestra in October. Cavalcade is an exceptional new concept in the promotion of shows, quite possibly unique in New Zealand. A joint venture between the Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust, and former theatre producer, Robin Sutherland, Cavalcade’s ‘subscription season’ concept offers a number of significant advantages over the usual methods of theatre promotion. The receipt of subscriptions on a regular basis allows the producer to search for and contract top shows to play the ASB Theatre, secure in the knowledge that the subscription revenue stream will support the cost of bringing these shows to Marlborough, says Robin. Another advantage is that only one marketing campaign is needed to promote ten shows, rather than a

campaign for each show. “This leads to major savings in marketing costs, savings which are passed on to the theatre goer.” Additionally Cavalcade is able to guarantee box office success to various acts, which enables it to book performers and ensembles that otherwise would never play Blenheim. “In this year’s programme of ten shows, six of the seven shows we are bringing to the ASB Theatre from outside Marlborough have never previously played Marlborough, and in all likelihood never would, “ says Robin . “Contracting each act for two shows in Blenheim allows us to amortise the cost of bringing the shows, their people and their equipment to Blenheim over two shows, yielding further significant savings to pass on to theatre-goers,” he adds.

Cavalcade presents Symphonic Spectacular Saturday 29 October, 7.30pm Sunday 30 October, 1.30pm ASB Theatre, Marlborough Tickets available from cavalcade.nz


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Cold ‘hell’ a hot topic with writers B Y M A I K E VA N D E R H E I D E P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y J I M TA N N O C K

A stellar line-up of New Zealand authors is coming to the third annual Marlborough Book Festival in July.


fter columnist Steve Braunias visited Antarctica, that celebrated, almost mythical frontier of great human achievement and adventure, he wrote: “It was an underworld; it was the devil’s address. Truly, I saw hell. It was horrible, remorseless, madly in love with the idea of suffering. Everything in it was frozen in agony.”* When poet and novelist Bill Manhire wrote about Antarctica following an artists’ trip in 1998, he found the dome where people live and work at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station equally disturbing: “It sounds cosy, and people try to make it cosy, but it is also seriously weird and marginal; real edgeof-the-galaxy stuff. The place feels like a station on the Moon or Mars, with only the breathing apparatus missing.”** Award-winning photographer Jane Ussher has been to Antarctica too. Her stunning images need no words. So it was a “serendipitous moment”, says Marlborough Book Festival trustee Sonia O’Regan, when all three signed up to feature at this year’s event.  The 78

coincidence led to an extra session entitled Antarctica: People, Pictures and Poems, where the trio will share their individual, perhaps contrasting, perspectives of the southern continent. But get this – the MC for the panel has also been to Antarctica. Mike White, a North and South senior writer (who started his journalism career at The Marlborough Express), accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary on his final trip to the Ice. The Antarctica panel is one of the final sessions of this year’s festival, to be held over the weekend of Friday July 29 to Sunday July 31. Sessions are mostly one hour long and take place at four venues: The Blenheim Club, The Treehouse at Cloudy Bay Winery, Spy Valley Winery cellar door, and in the case of one special longer session, on board Marlborough Tours’ MV Odyssea in the Marlborough Sounds. The speaker list is impressive: authors Witi Ihimaera, Kate De Goldi, Rachael King, Greg McGee, Charlotte Grimshaw, Bruce Ansley, Peter Jerram, Peter Anderson, Braunias and Manhire, plus photographer Ussher. The topics of the books they bring with them are as diverse as any library shelf. There’s crime, rugby, adventure, poetry, childhood memoirs and stories of contemporary New Zealand.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Arabella Waghorn of Astrolabe Wines, Jemma McCowan of New Zealand King Salmon Mario Dussurget of Cloudy Bay Photographer Jim Tannock, who has supported the festival since it began, providing a portfolio of beautiful images of supporters reading in well-known Marlborough landscapes.

In what is being billed as a “blockbuster festival opening”, Witi Ihimaera will speak about his life as a writer and how his work has been translated to stage and screen. Marlborough journalist Tessa Nicholson will MC that session on Friday night, and will speak with Witi again on the Sunday to discuss how his Gisborne upbringing informs his books, and about the importance of small-town histories in the making of New Zealand as a country. For more information visit the website marlboroughbookfest.co.nz * Steve Braunias: Smoking in Antarctica, Selected Writing, 2010. ** Bill Manhire: A Poet at the Pole, from Doubtful Sounds, 2000.


Comedy, Romance, Drama, Directed by Whit Stillman Starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny 92 minutes Rated PG BY MICHAEL BORTNICK

Love and Friendship If

you ever went to school, you may have ended up, like me, in an English Literature class. After sorting out Shakespeare, our class shifted to Dickens, Keats, Blake and Shelley. But when we got to that Bronte coven and Jane Austen, you might say I lost the plot. Being an adolescent American male and at the same time relating to stuffy characters strolling through their garden estates in 18th century romance novels was difficult. Since those days, I managed to stay away from Ms Austen for 50 years without losing any sleep. But to my consternation, the only upcoming film I was able to review was Love and Friendship, an adaptation of a Jane Austen novella. Of course, I went with an open mind, in the company of Mrs Bortnick, for the female perspective. Here’s what happens: a 1790s Jezebel, the scheming socialite widow, Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), moves to the estate of her late husband’s brother and wife. Whilst there, she decides to secure a new husband for both herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica. What ensues from there is somewhat of a Shakespearean farce. Characters come and go with ease from this one’s country estate to that one’s castle. They are all called “Lady” or “Lord”. Nobody seems to have any occupation, but they all have plenty of funds. That is, all but Lady Susan. But don’t worry about her; she seems to always land on her feet. Kate Beckinsale does an impressive job of playing Lady Susan, one of the bitchiest, most manipulative lead characters since Scarlet O’Hara. She is a magnetic presence throughout nearly every frame of the film, but her character is generally quite unlikable, which is challenging to overcome. There is nothing in the way of action or passion or character development. The gossiping players show up in marvellous costumes and wild hats as if it were constantly opening day at the horse track. We can’t say this was the best age for men’s fashion. I’m sure they were happy when the Victorian period finally ended and they could get out of the buckled shoes. Love and Friendship is an effective period romantic comedy that is likely to appeal more to people who are familiar with Austen’s work. It’s dialogue-heavy with a thick and convoluted plot, tackling adult themes, but in a way that your grandmother would enjoy. You spend most of the film in awe at Lady Susan’s chutzpah and feeling sorry for – but being entertained by – the men in her sights. The film’s best scenes are with suitor, Sir James Martin (Tom Bennett), whose affable oaf is constantly surprised, confused and charmed by everything he sees and everyone he meets. This film is not everyone’s cup of tea. I didn’t love it, but I guess it could be my friend. Michael Bortnick has left the theatre to buckle his shoes.


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Sid, Manny and Diego must escape to a new habitat after Scrat causes an irreversible disaster in space.

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Steven Spielberg adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1982 children’s novel.


Justin Lin directs this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew.

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Across 01. Show to be true 07. Missing person’s tracker 08. Lethal 10. Washing (clothes) 12. Prevented entry of 14. Slide 16. Annual period 17. Got 20. Nobleman 23. Nominated 24. Unnecessary 25. Not as good


Down 01. Swollen, ... up 02. Calf meat 03. Actor, ... Penn 04. Wept 05. Screeching 06. Very cold 09. Animal dens 11. Polishing substances 13. Flow away 15. Infidel 16. Pines (for) 18. Lag behind 19. Stable compartment 21. Travel bag 22. Mexican snack

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Remember no number can occur more than once in any row, column or box.

Every number from 1 to 9 must appear in: Each of the nine horizontal rows Each of the nine vertical columns Each of the nine 3x3 boxes















Find all the words listed hidden in the grid of letters. They can be found in straight lines up, down, forwards, backwards or diagonally. Theme: Words with ‘au’

Anagram WORDFIND ANAGRAM Anemone, Octopus, Stingray, Seahorse, Dolphin Mystery word: MUSSEL














Unscramble the letters of the phrases to make five words relating to the theme, each starting with the given letter. The letters in the shaded squares will spell out another word relating to the theme. This is the mystery keyword. A MOTTO PEN PAL PIE SO VILE HAS NO VICE GO ON EAR





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A strong desire to make a difference motivated single parent Lara Buswell to take on the challenge of MNIT’s threeyear Bachelor of Social Work degree. Here she talks about making it happen. P H O T O G R A P H Y A N A G A L L O WAY

What did you study at NMIT? I completed a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2015 and now work at SVSLiving Safe as a Social Worker and trainee facilitator. I’m also currently studying Te Reo Maori part-time at NMIT. Why that degree? I’d already completed my certificate and had two options. I could either study further to be a social worker, or I could choose counselling. Social work won because I actively want to help people. I started in this role the day after graduation last December. My degree led to a third-year work placement at SVS-Living Safe, followed by a job offer. Why study instead of a job? I was an older student when I went to NIMT. I was 42 then and I’m 47 now and fully qualified. Until then I was a mother to my four children and mainly worked café and office jobs. I decided I really wanted to do something to help other people; to make a difference in people’s lives. Being an older student can have advantages because you already have a lot of life experience, with Social Work I think that is important.



What do you enjoy most about your job? The fact that I don’t know what is going to be happening from day-today, and working with a great bunch of professionals who are all focussed on helping families live without violence. If at the end of the day I can do something to help people to improve their lives or their relationships, it is a big plus for me.

The Bachelor of Social Work has just changed from a three to a four year degree, so it is a big commitment. My second piece of advice is to ask for help when you need it. At NMIT there is a lot of help readily available so make the most of it when you need it.

10-year-old daughter. It was important to spend regular time with her (Eva) after school so much of my study was early mornings or late nights. Also talking to your family about what you are doing, getting them on board the waka too.

What advice would you share with someone wanting to follow the same study path? Don’t give up. Trust the process.

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What is one thing you hope to achieve in your new role? To help other people reach their potential.

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Wild Tomato July 2016  

WildTomato is Nelson & Marlborough's magazine.We focus on inspiring journalism, stunning photography and beautiful design. www.wildtomato.co...

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WildTomato is Nelson & Marlborough's magazine.We focus on inspiring journalism, stunning photography and beautiful design. www.wildtomato.co...