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unDerstanDing cLimate change With Anthony Powell


All Things Bright & Beautiful New Year Fashion Edit

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

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INSIDE WORD Indulge. Find. Spend. Experience. SAVE THE DATE INTERVIEW Five Minutes With Gin Wigmore REPORT Our Changing Climate HOUSE FEATURE Award-Winning Springbank Downs REBUILD LANDSCAPING LIVING Interior Inspiration For Your Bach ARTS FASHION EDITORIAL All Things Bright And Beautiful FASHION TRENDS The Finishing Touches JUNIOR Get Ready To Party BEAUTY Laser Hair Removal Vs IPL + Our Top Cult Product List WELLBEING EXPERIENCE How To Fly A Plane MEN’S FASHION MOTORING TRAVEL The World’s Most Luxurious Eco-Resorts FOOD NEWS Superfoods, Sustainability & The Future Foodscape SEE BE SEEN ETIQUETTE How To Give And Receive Compliments WIN

Summer is all about relaxing. Right up ‘til the moment you break your glasses.

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

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Sustainability, climate change and poor work conditions were some of the key topics of 2016. I feel the new year will shed even more light on these global issues. Thankfully, in the past few years, awareness of these problems has become fashionable with every celebrity, from playboy Leonardo DiCaprio to the stunning Angelina Jolie standing up for world issues and trying to make a difference. In our first issue of Style for 2017, we shine the light on climate change, with a report on TedxScottbase, an event in Antarctica that will stream worldwide on January 22nd. This adds to the efforts being made to mark the 60th anniversary of Scott Base, as well as bringing the issues of climate change into focus. We speak with filmmaker Anthony Powell, who has spent a decade on the ice and dedicates his working life to making documentaries that aim to change our perspective and document the impact we are having on the planet. Anthony will be joined by a number of well-known celebrities and intellectuals in Antarctica including New Zealand music-award-winner and fabulous artist Gin Wigmore, who we also catch up with to find out what has inspired her to take part in this special event. Our home section, as always, is designed to inspire. We feature a national award-winning rural home, Springbank Downs, and its architect, Nic Curragh, describes what was involved in creating and designing this tranquil home. If you heading to your bach this season, you might find it’s in need of a makeover. We have some simple styling tips that can take your interiors from frumpy hovel to Hamptons haven in no time. If you need transport to get there in style, then read our motoring section in which Ross Kiddie gets behind the wheel of the new Mercedes C-Class coupe, which is sure to impress. We are on location in The Residence at The George for a summer fashion shoot that embraces all things bright and beautiful. And, in keeping with our focus on global issues, we have a report on fast-fashion, looking at the environment and humanitarian impact this is having on society. On your next shopping spree, look for quality and classic styles in both your home and wardrobe that will last the test of time. Enjoy this issue of Style Victoria Tait EDITOR Instagram: Style_Christchurch


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SPEND. Adding a pop of colour to a man’s wardrobe can always be difficult, which is why we love the new season range from Dune London. With a collection of vibrant lace-ups, there is no reason to be dull this summer. Feeling a little flat after the festive season? Why not make a New Year’s resolution for a little me time, and try the new Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask? This excellent product deeply cleanses the skin, drawing out impurities and absorbing excess sebum and, with its rich blend of botanicals, leaves your skin soft, smooth and radiant. What’s not to love about that. Partridge Jewellers is the newest addition to inner-city retail scene, taking its place in the ANZ Building next to Superette. On our must-buy list is the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller in Everrose Gold by Rolex.

FIND. If you are heading to one of the many summertime events over the holiday period, you will not find parking in usual places. The Christchurch City Council has taken a much-needed stand this year with no event parking in Hagley Park over summer. In recent years, the council has allowed people attending major events in Hagley Park to park on the sports fields near Carlton Mill corner, which in turn has caused a significant amount of damage to the park. The council will now be nurturing the area and has plans to upgrade the sports fields, so they are safe and suitable for community sport. Invisible energies, virtual realities unleashed is now showing at Christchurch Art Gallery. The exhibition is by Australian artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, who use experimental, digital, electronic and traditional media. Their most recent work was inspired by the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes and is an interactive, cinematic simulation of the natural and supernatural world. Projected eight metres wide in high resolution, it has several different levels to explore, each one taking the viewer deeper underground to discover hidden and mysterious terrains.

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inside word indulge. If you take a trip to Methven during the summer holidays, we recommend indulging is some fabulous food at Arabica licenced Café. Situated at 36 McMillian Street, this café has just taken out the supreme title of The 2017 Puhoi Valley People’s Choice Award Regional Winner for the Christchurch area. We hear the grilled halloumi salad is a must try. Pedro’s House of lamb has opened a branch at 290 Colombo Street, Sydenham, to service another side of our hungry city. If you’re not familiar with Pedro’s, think tender whole lamb shoulder cooked slowly, with garlic and rosemary, over four to five hours, to bring out the most delicious flavour and topped off with a serving of scalloped potatoes. All ready and waiting for you to take away and enjoy at your place. If you can’t get away over the holiday season, head to Champselysées day Spa for a luxury treatment. The Tropical Summer Dream Spa Ritual is a luxurious body treatment that includes a papaya enzyme body masque and a head, scalp, hand and foot massage, enhanced with hot stones and aroma-infused oil. The papaya masque, removed with hot towels, is followed by a body polish and Pure Fiji hydrating moisture-infusion ritual. Divine!

exPerienCe. The China Kitchen, previously on Hereford Street, has now re-opened following its earthquake-forced closure in February 2011. Now situated at 17A Main North Road, Papanui, the restaurant owners have taken this opportunity to revise and update the menu, but kept many of the old favourites, including their delicious dumplings. rollickin’ gelato, at 35 New Regent Street, is serving low-fat, egg-free gelato, made from organic milk, as well as 99% fat-free sorbet. A Ferrero Rocher gelato sounds incredible! For something a little bit special, try Mona Vale Pantry’s Boutique High Tea. One bite-sized temptation is the caramel pecan tartlet with salted caramel crème patisssiere, scorched pecans and caramel glaze. Imagine this, and too many other treats to mention, with a glass of Veuve Clicquot – heavenly. A new café will be opening at the end of the month in Tuam Street, just down from C4. Owned by Natasha Rooney and Scott O’Driscoll, uncommon ground promises to deliver beautifully presented food. Scott, who will head the kitchen, has worked for Shannon Bennett, a regular guest judge on MasterChef Australia.

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19-29 WOrLd buskErs FEstIVaL this year’s line-up won’t disappoint. Our pick is the english Gents – two bowlerhatted gentlemen who perform feats of acrobatic skill. Intriguing! Central Christchurch 20 CrICkEt Get family and friends together for a day on the green and watch the second test match of Black Caps v Bangladesh. hagley Oval world buskers festival

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GIN WIGMORE Singer/songwriter Gin Wigmore tells Style what it means to her to be realising a lifelong dream to go to Antarctica for TEDxScottBase, and what we can expect from her new album.


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What inspired you to be part of TEDxScottBase? it was a combination of things. the idea of Antarctica itself is certainly a major reason to be part of teDxscottBase, alongside the anniversary of scott Base, which holds a very proud new Zealand heritage with its longstanding dedication to scientific studies and the preservation of such a beautifully rare ecosystem. i am always impressed by my nation’s perpetual efforts to earn itself such an integral place on the global map as a leader and inspiration on the issue of climate change and many other positive environmental structures from which other nations can observe and possibly learn from. Lastly, and quite possibly the most important of them all, is the imperative discussion and immediate action we need to take with climate change. this is an issue i have become highly concerned with and, for the last few years, have been diligently educating myself about. taking part in events such as this one – to shed light on a subject that affects us all so hugely – and, in turn, using my platform as a musician to help and educate my peers and the people around me is something i strongly wish to do if it can benefit our environment and the way we operate and exist on earth. so, basically, this opportunity as a whole is tremendously inspiring for me to be a part of.

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What does the opportunity to go to Antarctica mean to you? it is the most surreal, overwhelming, and humbling feeling in the world to be offered this opportunity. As a new Zealander, Antarctica has always been a sort of a mythical and magical paradise. A place i was convinced i would only read about and never be able to physically experience. there are simply no words that can describe the kind of elation i feel to be embarking on such an incredible opportunity. Do you have a release date and name yet for your fourth full-length album? And what can we expect to hear? the good news is, the album is all done! the bad news is, i have no clue what i would like to name it yet. however, at this stage, it is set for an early march 2017 release. You can expect to hear a very eclectic mash of styles as i seem to struggle at settling for one particular genre of music with my albums. this album is no exception to that “rule” of mine. it definitely has an upbeat and more hopeful approach to it. this album kind of caught me off guard when i was writing it, so it has a very impulsive and light heart to it all – which i really love about it.

What was your favourite moment of 2016? Aside from being invited to play in Antarctica? i’m not sure anything else comes close... playing Corona Capital, [a two-day music festival] in mexico City, and finishing another album was definitely right up there in favourite moments though. What do you hope to achieve in 2017? the release of my fourth album. enhancing the awareness as well as the activism regarding climate change with my own exhibition of such efforts not only through music, but also in lifestyle choices and other personal demonstration. having kids that respect the earth and their place within it. Continuing to implore women to seek out their own independence and empowerment as individuals. What is your must-have item for summer and why? sunscreen... because i will be in new Zealand this summer and i know our sun is a beast at making sure i get severely burnt without me slip, slop, slapping that sPf50 everywhere!


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our CHANGING CLIMATE Experts, including filmmaker Anthony Powell, will speak from Antarctica’s icy realm to raise awareness of climate change and celebrate the 60-year-anniversary of Scott Base. WorDS CHrIstINe de FelICe

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Anthony Powell filming curious penguins

The world’s southernmost continent will be the location for a very special event this January. In conjunction with the 60th anniversary of New Zealand’s official presence in Antarctica, TEDxScottBase is being filmed at Scott Base Antarctica on Sunday, January 15, and will feature 10 international speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds and interests. The aim is to highlight climate change, celebrate science and embrace forward thinking, with these talented and influential people providing a variety of viewpoints on the environmental challenges the world is facing. The event will play a crucial role in raising awareness about climate change, and other profound issues across the world, Antarctica New Zealand chief executive Peter Beggs says. The speakers, who include scientists and researchers, a photographer, a filmmaker, a journalist (wife of Jacque Cousteau’s grandson Philippe), an astronaut and award-winning musician Gin Wigmore, offer a phenomenal combination of expertise says event curator Kaila Colbin. “The scientists have committed most of their adult lives to understanding the dynamic nature of the icy continent and how Antarctica’s clues to past climates can inform our understanding of the way the world is changing now,” Kaila says. “[Astronaut] Dan Barry’s time in space has given him a perspective that very few can match, and Ashlan Cousteau has an unparalleled ability to combine science, environmentalism and entertainment. It’s going to be an outstanding and extremely diverse event.” Unlike other TEDx events held in other countries, however,

this one will not be open to the public. only those who are in Antarctica on scientific research missions will be able to attend the live event. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be available for everyone around the world to see. On Sunday, January 22, the entire event will be broadcast across the globe via the internet at website There will also be live viewing events led by TEDxScottBase hosts during that day. One of the presenters, who will be speaking from first-hand experience of Antarctica over an extended period of time – 114 months, including 10 winters – is multi-award-winning New Zealand filmmaker Anthony Powell. His documentary Antarctica: A Year on Ice brought together footage he had collected over 10 years documenting the daily lives of the people who live and work on the ice through the changing seasons, keeping the bases running. Anthony has also contributed footage to many films and TV shows, including programmes on National Geographic and Discovery channels, and he featured in the Emmy award-winning BBC series Frozen Planet. In documenting environmental changes that have taken place in Antarctica, he says many of those that have occurred in the Scott Base area are not immediately apparent to the naked eye. “It is far enough south that with temperatures not often getting above freezing, changes in the surrounding ice are quite subtle. I have personally noticed how the degree of annual surface melt on the ice shelf appears to have increased. However, on a wider scale, Antarctica is seeing massive changes. It is the proverbial canary in the coal mine, and the canary has fallen off the perch


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Inside the ice caves

Winter Road, McMurdo, Scott Base and Mt Erebus

“Climate change is not something that is just a cause for tree-hugging hippies. It is a hard scientific reality that we are all facing.” – Anthony Powell

and is fluttering about at the bottom of the cage.” So, should New Zealand and other nations be doing more to protect Antarctica as well as addressing climate change? Anthony says that as one of the founding nations of the Antarctic Treaty, New Zealand has a great history in Antarctica and an impressive catalogue of scientific papers and discoveries. “Carefully recorded observations from 60 years of continuous operations at Scott Base are proving to be an amazing ongoing resource for scientists still working there now. I think Antarctica itself is being well looked after in terms of operations there, with continually improving environmental protocols. Where we are failing is in the damage being done remotely back at home in the rest of the world.” Anthony says he and the other speakers hope TEDxScottBase will raise a greater awareness of Antarctica, what the global environmental issues are, and what we can do about them. “Climate change is not something that is just a cause for tree-

hugging hippies. It is a hard scientific reality that we are all facing. We are already too late to avoid many of the effects of climate change. It is more a case of how much effort we are willing to put in to minimise the damage. As individuals, we can all make small changes that can make a difference, but the big changes need to come from the government and energy sectors. “Making it easy to have home electricity generation systems, like solar roofs that can feed excess power back into the grid without prohibitive connection fees; investing in renewable energy rather than new fossil fuel sources; and stopping the use of coal as soon as possible are big ones that come to mind. “The world acted fairly fast to counter the damage being done to the ozone layer, and it appears to be finally repairing itself, so it can be done if there is willingness.” For further information on the speakers, global screening times and a full Q&A about tedxscottBase go to

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top-shelf country living objects ltd director Nic Curragh takes us through the brief, concept and best features of his award-winning design in Cust. words viCtoria tait photography sarah rowlands

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poised against the trees to the south

what was the brief for this design? the site for this project is very exposed given its open rural setting. so, the brief was quite rigid in its requirement for shelter and privacy. the budget wouldn’t stretch to the luxury of large landscaped bunds and structures in conjunction with the house construction. it became apparent quite early that a courtyard layout was going to work best in this situation. sheltered landscape planting and land formation would be undertaken by the client in due course. spatially, this form also lent itself best to their requirement for a distinct separation from the bedrooms to the living portion of the house. sick of getting robbed in new Zealand by power companies they had asked to ensure the heating was less reliant on the “grid”. as water heating is a sizeable component of the average power bill and there was no desire to go gas, we developed an old-school train of thought with modern technology. a woodfired wetback system backed up with solar hot water (evacuated tubes) on the roof for the summer months was adopted. they are by no means off the grid, but certainly happy with the outcome. the wetback also charges the hydronic system in the exposed slab throughout the living and bathroom areas. it is at its absolute maximum for the 6kw and square area it is servicing. Materially, the brief was uncomplicated and honest, leaving it pretty much up to me. the okoume plywood and cedar batten cladding were derived for their economy construction efficiency as was the commercial-grade roofing. The exposed slab and other interior finishes are left as practical as possible for a relaxed family farmhouse.

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How did the rural setting influence the design? The photo [top image] that Sarah (Sarah Rowlands Photography) took for my adnZ | resene architectural design awards entry that really captures what i was trying to achieve in the design from an exterior perspective. it’s a long-distance shot with the frame just clipping the pasture line and the house poised against the tall trees to the south. i think in that photo, for me at least, the ideas i put on paper with the rural setting in mind have worked.


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“There are quite a few little details that you probably wouldn’t notice at first glance.” – Nic Curragh Can you describe the ultimate vision you had for this project? i wanted to design a house that sat nicely on the landscape, but also had a presence. one that evoked a smile upon entry, didn’t burden them financially but, most importantly, made the owners house-proud. did you know you were designing an award-winning home? Hell no! I knew, as the spaces were coming together and the finer details were being finished off, that we had something special. The owners were stoked, and the builders (Sinclair Builders Ltd) were proud, as they should be. there was some tricky detailing that they’ve completed very well. were principles of sustainability considered and/or implemented? where possible materials and products used were assessed on their sustainable merits, but we certainly did not start out with the intention of applying for accreditation in this field upon completion. are there any unique features within this home? well, obviously the two cedar bay windows on the north gables make somewhat of a statement. Functionally, they work well in both the lounge and main bedroom as great spots to chill and read a book in the sun, watch the weather change or, as they’ve discovered this past spring, rain shelter underneath for the lambs. there are quite a few little details that you probably wouldn’t notice at first glance, but this is what I enjoy; the making, putting things together, in unorthodox ways. what is your favourite feature of the house? i do love the bay window seats, but also a couple of steel and timber shelving units i designed within the lounge and main bedroom wardrobes. these i installed myself with the clients one weekend. they consist of folded 5mm plate steel and american white oak timber all held together with bespoke wedge connections. it’s certainly very satisfying when these little details come together, and the desired result is meet.

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were there any major hurdles to overcome – be they structural or location based? the only real issue that comes to mind is meeting the new Waimakariri District Council floodplain heights: we had to elevate the slab. so, this resulted in quite a bit of extra concrete in one particular area as the bearing capacity required us to go deeper. it also put a delay in the construction programme. however, other than that, and a few dramas with the concrete polisher, everything went ok. The Springbank Downs house was the national winner of the Residential New Home Between 150sqm And 300sqm category at the 2016 ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards.

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Nic Curragh is an exceptional designer, receiving two out of eight awards from nearly 150 entries at this year’s ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards. His work on Springbank Downs shows a truly engaged response to both the surrounding landscape and the clients’ brief, combining elegant simplicity with exceptional attention to detail. I believe the cheeky play of angles Nic has instigated at Springbank Downs will endure the test of time and his work makes a significant contribution to not only Canterbury’s architectural design narrative but also at a national level. Congratulations, Nic, on your achievements. – architectural designers new Zealand cEo astrid andersen

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whaT was The arChiTeCT Thinking? Richard Dalman gives Cantabrians an architectural challenge for the holidays. PHOTOGRAPHy anywhere i roam When we see and experience a building we are often moved positively or negatively, and sometimes we just don’t know what to think. Buildings have the ability to create an emotional response. Often this response is based on our upbringing, what we are used to or what we expect a building to be. Buildings can challenge us, and this is good. No doubt people have had these responses about the rebuild. Over the summer holidays, I encourage Cantabrians and visitors alike to explore the city’s new buildings with fresh eyes. Rather than just go “love it”, “hate it”, “what the…”, look a bit closer and try to determine “Why?” – why is the building designed like that? Why does it create the response I’m feeling? Try asking yourself these questions: • Is the building fit for purpose? • Does it function well for its intended use? • Does it sit well in its local environment? • Is it a good neighbour, either by fitting or contrasting with the adjacent building or space? • Does it make sense in its natural landscape and the local climate? • Does the building appear to be environmentally sustainable? This can be hard to determine on the first inspection, but look for local or recycled materials, excessive heating/cooling systems versus natural heating and ventilation, and wasteful space. Consider whether the building could take on another use in 20 years’ time once its current use has become redundant.

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• Does the building help create positive outdoor spaces, such as the Stranges Lane buildings? Rather than being a standalone object, a building can best serve its community when it works to create or positively enhance public spaces such as streets, squares and laneways. • Has it been constructed within a tight budget? Sometimes this will compromise a building, but often cost constraints open the door for innovative thinking and use of materials. Re:START container mall and other post-earthquake pop-up structures are great examples. • Does the building speak of its time utilising current and appropriate technology – such as the Young Hunter House office building in Victoria Street that uses flexible joints to move with earthquakes – or is it just old technology or merely a

resurrected style from a previous era? • And lastly, does it delight you? Vitruvius in The Ten Books on Architecture wrote buildings should offer commodity (usefulness and function), firmness (they should stand up and not leak!) and delight (style, proportion, beauty). Does the building make your heart race or relax you, surprise you, make you feel good? Does it sing? I have been delighted many times by various buildings around the world and in Christchurch, including the Great Hall at the Arts Centre, the College House Chapel in Ilam, Seascape Retreat on Banks Peninsula, and even architect David Hill’s living room in his sea-side house. In every case, I know “why”. At the end of the holidays, after your inquisitive observations, will you also know why? I will test you.

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SUN & SHADE Landscape architect Craig Wilson looks at options for integrated outdoor living that best maximise your space. Our attitudes and reaction to summer sunshine have changed over the years. The days of prolonged tanning until ‘golden brown’ are over. A subtle change is following this in the location, design and configuration of outdoor spaces. In Canterbury, we would tend to locate our outdoor living space in a north-west orientation, with a strong connection to the key activity rooms of a home. This will result in a warm area for afternoon outdoor living and the possibility of some shelter being created by the house design from the prevailing easterly wind. However, this can result in an outdoor area that, on occasion, is simply too hot and exposed to the sun with no relief.

In recent years I’ve noticed a shift, where the requirement for shade is now an essential part of the landscape design brief from clients. If thoughtfully considered, an area of shade protection can be created to seamlessly complement a patio space that’s fully exposed to the sun. This can take the form of a built overhead structure, ie pergola or louvre roof, or be as simple as some well-placed canopy-forming shade trees. Umbrellas can be well utilised to create shade when and where you need it. Quality permanent umbrellas can offer a rotating function that allows them to be moved over an area when required and then moved away to a discreet storage position on cooler days or for the winter.

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BACH THEMES Redecorating you bach? Follow Davina Richards’ six inspirational design ideas. Living in New Zealand means we can turn every stunning view of the landscape into our very own slice of paradise. If you own a bach by the beach, nestled in among mountains, perched by a lake or in the woods, we have an interior theme that will mimic your surroundings and transport you and your family to a home away from home, where memories can be made.


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FRENCH COUNTRY Drapery, upholstered fabrics and a warm charm; French country has an old-world elegance mixed with contemporary design through texture and eclectic modern pieces. Chalky and quiet hues on the walls create a soft feel, while decoration, art and furniture adds colour. Burnished bronze and antique brass, tufted sofa or chaise longue, elegant freestanding porcelain tub, whitewashed wood furniture, oversized antique mirrors and wrought iron are some of the trademark features. SCANDINAVIAN Scandinavian design has got everyone going gaga in the last few years. Scandi interiors are on-trend, thoughtful and creative, and you only need to look at retail spaces and boutique market stalls to see that almost everyone has adopted the distinct style. Timber and white is a simple ‘rule’, while furniture and art take the stage. Add objects of desire in the form of marble, leather, geometric patterns, pastel colours, tiles and the hottest metal around – copper, and choose furniture with smooth, round edges and practical storage. If you’re going for the popular monochrome theme, opt for a supersized Helvetica calendar, graphic artwork, and cacti and succulents for colour and decoration.


INDUSTRIAL The industrial look summons images of cold, hard surfaces, dark colours, concrete and metals – not exactly warm and welcoming at first thought. However, the key is to soften a somewhat harsh look using wood elements, ceramics and soft furnishings for contrast. Embrace raw elements, such as weathered wood surfaces or scratched paintwork on wood, exposed bricks, bare concrete and exposed piping of copper, brass or polished nickel in the form of tubes and brackets. Edison-style bulbs, army blanket cushions and blankets complement the “unfinished” look. RUSTIC A contemporary rustic interior suits a rural setting and all you need to perfect the look is to incorporate textile traditions and natural materials into your little home away from home. Earthy colours ensure the space is fresh and light when contrasted with other materials, including weathered wood, distressed metals, vintage pieces and handmade items, such as quilts or embroidery. If your bach is graced with wooden beams, columns and hardwood or stone flooring, you already possess some of the natural beauty that is unpretentious, warm and organic.


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ECLECTIC If matching furniture brings a tear to your eye then the eclectic style is for you. Easy to love, but tricky to achieve; you need to think carefully about which styles, fabrics and art items you want to use to avoid the “randomly thrown together” look. Experiment but be methodical when you mix and match for a curated style that brings the room together. Keep walls, windows and floors simple and choose one colour as your room’s focal point. Find a rhythm through the use of colour, finishes and shapes. Mix shiny surfaces with matte; smooth fabrics with rough; and bold patterns with quiet designs. HAMPTONS Many people love the casual and relaxed beach living defined by the Hamptons style, and it’s easy to recreate the look in a bach by the beach. To achieve a relaxed aesthetic, start with warm white walls or coastal-inspired neutrals to create a clean, bright and breezy feel. Mix items with texture for a luxurious and comfortable look and use colours from the same palette. White cabinets, hardwood floors, unvarnished wooden frames, wicker furniture, jute rugs and baskets reinforce that coastal-living feel.



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• What is your exterior style? What kind of homes do you like? Look around and take a mental note of what you are drawn to most. • What kind of exterior materials do you like? Once you’ve worked out the look you like, research what materials are available and find out about their durability. • How will you use your house? It’s important to most people to have good indoor/outdoor flow and attractive, sheltered outdoor living. Imagine your home in various seasons. • Landscaping is important. Look around and consider what you like and don’t like. Are you a structured formal garden type or do you like a contemporary native style? • Sustainability and future-proofing aren’t just buzzwords anymore. It’s very important for your new home to be environmentally friendly. Research insulation requirements, solar hot water heating, ventilation options and new technology to ensure your home will be affordable to run. • Interior décor is really exciting. This is where show homes can really help you get to know current trends, colours, beautiful furnishings and furniture. Collect home magazines and figure out what you'd love to emulate. • Also pause to give thought to architectural components inside. Do you like a raised ceiling? What kind of finishing do top homes use and which styles are you are drawn to? • Heating is also a consideration. Have a look at what show homes are offering. • Kitchens form the heart of the house. Show homes give you insight into the latest styles, materials and storage facilities available. • Bathrooms are another big component. They need to be as luxurious as you can make them, so start dreaming... Bainbridge homes

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BY THE ENVIRONMENT Take a moment to appreciate and enjoy one of the world’s oldest art forms, and see how married artists Trevor and Lorraine Polglase can produce entirely separate work from the same material and environment. WORDS AnnE HuDSon From the dawn of time, humans have formed shapes from stone; carved artefacts have been discovered that predate cave paintings. Carving from stone is different than creating a bronze or ceramic sculpture where the form is built up by the addition of material. The stone sculptor has to remove material to reveal a shape. There is little room for error or a change of mind. The shape is hewn from the marble or stone then polished, transforming the stone, releasing its inner beauty. Trevor and Lorraine Polglase live and work on a four-acre beachside, tropical property in Golden Bay. As full-time artists, with a lifelong interest in art, they produce, among other things, beautifully crafted marble sculptures. Golden Bay is a magical part of the world. Just a mention of the name seems to cast a spell on the viewer adding a hidden value to the work. Set between two national parks – Kahurangi and Abel Tasman – Golden Bay provides a fabulous environment in which the Polglases are immersed, with rivers, hills, trees, beaches and a benign climate. This area has long been attractive to artists and craftspeople and, for the sculpting fraternity, there is the added attraction of Takaka Hills marble, which provides a material that is of a high quality. The marble comes in many colours: black, grey, green and white. The Kairuru quarries were used to source marble for the first Parliament buildings in Wellington, and much of this has since been recycled by other artists. The rough stone is hewn into shape, but, as

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Lorraine says, “You’ve got to let the marble speak, the beauty of the marble has to come through.” Artists often say they create art in response to their environment. Their love of nature inspires the subject matter of their work. This seems an obvious type of connection and a limitless source of inspiration. Lorraine’s influences are sourced directly from the environment, from the small shells and driftwood on the beach to the sculptural rocky limestone outcrops. Lorraine loves birds and often shapes generic birds from marble and other stones she has found and is captivated by. The luminosity of the materials used adds that essential sparkle to the work. Her

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work is gentle and tactile; appealing and pleasing, fitting into both outdoor and indoor settings. Trevor, on the other hand, despite working in an identical material, produces more formal, modernist, abstract shapes using the stone itself to dictate the outcome. His shapes are reminiscent of Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures. He uses clear flowing curved forms and lines, which portray more conceptual ideas and shapes as of formed by water or wind, smoothed by time. Both artists have exhibited widely within New Zealand. They are loyal exhibitors at Art in a Garden, Flaxmere, Hawarden and are always most sought after at that event.


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Behind The SeamS According to a 2013 report by Randolph Kirchain and Elsa Olivetti from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the global apparel industry produced 150 billion garments in 2010, which was enough to provide 20 new articles of clothing for every person on the planet. This issue has only become worse since then. Today, the fashion industry is the second-most polluting industry on earth. Not to mention the poor work conditions and child labour. The major culprit of this is fast-fashion – cheap seasonal fashion that only lasts a few months before it is thrown out. However, if you’re buying clothes from anywhere and only wearing them for a single season, then you also need to re-think your shopping habits. We’d suggest you look for styles and fits that will last a number of seasons – timeless investment pieces that in turn help to save the planet.

CeleBraTing The BeST Of BriTiSh faShiOn The cream of the fashion crop gathered at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate The British Fashion Awards. All eyes were on Gigi Hadid, who was looking sensational in a silver Atelier Versace jumpsuit and crowned international model of the year. Other guests at the glam event included Kate Moss, Erin O’Connor, Naomi Campbell and Donatella Versace.

PiCk Of The mOnTh It’s all about investment pieces this month. Something every fashionable woman should own is a classic black heel and no designer does it better than Christian Louboutin. Purchasing quality might cost you at the time but you’ll be sure to have these stunning shoes forever. We love the ‘So Kate’ heels that feature the coveted, signature red sole. Ideal to wear from work to weekend and with every outfit in between. Slip these works of art on and strut confidently into an utterly elegant new year. For a best fit we suggest a half-size up, due to European measurements.

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Embrace an effortless, chic look with one of this season’s most flattering styles. The jumpsuit (playsuit) will have you looking ultra-stylish with options from a relaxed beach look to dinner attire. Get your hands on summer’s hottest trend with our shopping guide. Draped Cut Out Jersey and Crepe Jumpsuit by Roksanda

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This New Year make a resolution to rid your wardrobe of fast fly away fashions and start to look at fashion as an investment, by collecting core items you’ll have forever. Our edit is a selection of reliable staples worth the investment. Stretch Cotton-blend Shirt by Prada

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Snowdrop Diamond Earrings by Jessica McCormack Tank Solo Watch by Cartier

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LUXURY MAKEUP Feeling luxurious doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Avon has introduced a new LUXE range of makeup. We can’t wait to get our hand on the volumising mascara, $30. Infused with exquisite black diamond powder and intense pigments, it creates ultra-dark luxurious lashes.

SPEND WITH STYLE TIME FOR TEA Kabella Baby has gorgeous new stock in store. Embrace the New Year by dressing yourself in something beautiful and unique. We love this Purple Butterfly Border Tea Dress by Lady V. Available in sizes 10-18, $145.

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hair today, GoNE TomoRRoW With so many different medical beauty treatments on offer it’s hard to know which are the most effective and why. Rosa Guthrie gives us the inside word on two well-known hair removal options: laser and iPl/vPl. Gone are the days or tirelessly waxing and shaving with no respite... These days more and more people are opting for more permanent solutions for removing their unwanted hair. But which of the two technologies should you choose? I often find there is confusion in understanding the difference between Laser hair removal and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), also known as Variable Pulsed Light (VPL). Both are treatments widely used for hair reduction and involve producing light energy, which is then absorbed into the dark pigment of the hair, ultimately causing damage to the hair follicle. The main difference between the two, however, is in the technology each use to generate the light, as well as the different properties of the light being used. IPL machines produce a broad spectrum of wavelengths (like a light bulb), which cannot be focused to a concentrated beam. Wavelengths are dispersed at a variety of depths, and only some of these wavelengths will be effective for hair reduction. Some of the light can be absorbed into the surrounding tissue, leading to heating of the pigment in the skin. Laser machines produce a single wavelength, which is a pure light consisting of one single colour and form. This has a very concentrated beam and specifically targets the melanin in the hair follicle. Laser machines set to emit the exact wavelength required to treat the individual’s hair. The type or colour of hair and skin will determine the tuning settings of the laser machine. For example, if you have on olive skin tone the treatment you will receive will be different to that of someone with a lighter complexion. What’s involved? • Consultation – to assess skin type and hair growth. Heritage is important as there are two types of laser – the YAG for darker skin and LASE for fair skin. Using the wrong laser for the skin type can cause pigmentation. • Preparation – at home Shave the area being treated the morning of the laser appointment. No fake tan on the area. • Procedure The laser technician cleans the areas being treated to remove any perfumes or creams. Treatment itself is relatively pain free. A cooling machine sits alongside the laser hand piece to take the heat out of the skin post treatment.


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A New YeAr... ANd a NeW You?

Wellness coach Elly McGuinness shares her expertise on how to set and achieve your health goals.

As a new year begins the media eagerly offers solutions to all our health and wellbeing challenges. You may notice headlines such as ‘drop a dress size in six weeks’ or ‘try the ‘xyz’ diet to look 10 years younger’ vying for your attention. Health products and programmes claiming big results are easily found at this time of the year, and they all want to help you move past the excesses of the festive season and recreate yourself for the year ahead. In the excitement of moving into a new year and making positive changes to your lifestyle I ask that you first recognise you are wonderful as the person you already are and that you don’t need a completely ‘new you’. Instead, think about some of the changes you will be able to make that will help you feel fitter and healthier and that will be sustainable in the long run. Many ‘overhaul’ programmes are simply not individualised, nor sustainable as they don’t often consider the stages of change, thought, planning, preparation and support required for success.

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Start mappiNg out Your perSoNal health goalS bY puttiNg peN to paper. when we arrive at december 2017, what will you be able to look back at to tell yourself you’ve had a fantastic year and have made progress towards optimising your health? what will you be able to see, feel, or do? • Fit back into your old jeans? • Wake up feeling rested in the mornings? • Stick to a regular exercise regime? Set YourSelf: 1. 1-3 long-term goals (6-12 months) 2. Break each one down to medium-term goals (3 months) 3. Break these down to short-term goals (4 weeks) 4. Set weekly targets – one step at a time! 5. Set daily habits and actions

An example of a SMARTE health goal that includes the person’s ‘why’: “By the end of 2017 I will have completed my first 5km fun run. I will feel so proud to be able to show my children that consistency and dedication pay off. The increased energy I will have will allow me to spend more quality time with my family, which I am so excited about.” Make your goals visual and put them in prominent places where you will be reminded of them (e.g. on your wall and fridge, and in your wallet) and then tell people about them – accountability is another factor that will contribute towards your success. Ask a life coach or health and fitness trainer if you need additional help in setting goals or in following them through to completion.

Make your goals visual and put them in prominent places.

Your goals need to be Smarte: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time Specific and Exciting (Enjoyable, too). They should be stated positively, be things you have control over and be things that you want, not that others want. You must have a clear understanding of why your goal is important to you. If you have a strong emotional driver there will be a far greater likelihood of success.



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ThE FaCTS: no previous experience is necessary. The length of flights and the frequency of lessons can be matched to a person’s budget. A 25-minute introductory flight over the city or Canterbury Plains is $150. To book a lesson, simply ring the club and make a time, or book through Canterbury Aero Club is located at the back of the Christchurch International Airport, in Harewood Aviation Park.

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I flew a plane. I took off and landed a four-seater Piper Warrior. And you could, too. On a beautiful summer’s day, with not a cloud in the sky, I arrived at the Canterbury Aero Club (CAC) for a flying lesson. Equipped with nothing, but ready for anything. As advised, I had swapped the skirt-and-heels combo for something more sensible, topped off with the fluoro vest provided. Josh, the instructor for my hour-long flying experience, wasted little time and we were soon climbing into “Lima Juliet Delta”, one of four Piper Warriors in the fleet. There are no prerequisites restricting who can jump into a plane’s cockpit. Josh assures me my weaknesses in maths and science won’t be exposed at high altitude – though secondary school passes in English, maths and physics will help those looking to gain a private pilot’s licence. In fact, there are enough parallels with driving a car to make the activity less foreign than one might expect. Seatbelt and head unit on, a series of switch flicking by Josh, the all-clear over the radio and we were taxiing. My feet controlled the plane’s movements left and right with corresponding pedals, my right hand was on the throttle and eyes were focused on the many dials on the ‘dash’ that highlighted our speed. With arms practically redundant, I manoeuvred the plane down the straights and around the corners. The club has its own grass runways but also shares sealed ones with the Christchurch International airport. As an Air New Zealand Boeing took to the skies, I opened up the

throttle. When the optimum speed was reached, I pulled gradually back on the yoke (aka control wheel), and we had lift off. It’s a truly unreal experience. Before you know it, you find yourself as high as 2500 feet (760 metres) and Christchurch is spread out below. We flew over the city, out to Sumner, around Godley Head, to Lyttelton and back. The day couldn’t have been better. The sea was a striking duck-egg blue against the sun-baked heights of Banks Peninsula and the wind was minimal. A bump as we soared over Sugarloaf was as close as it got to ‘turbulence’. Club CEO Alan Booth had mentioned that for those learning to fly it is just as important to experience bad weather as it is good. While I had my fingers crossed for perfect conditions, lessons seldom need to be postponed. Back to the job at hand and there was just one more task to tackle: landing. Josh – cool, calm and collected – talked me through the process and, before I knew it, there was the runway. Nose down for descent, I pulled up near ground level to enable the plane to land on its rear wheels. We made it. I taxied us back in, honing my new-found skills to have the Piper Warrior bouncing over the central cat’s-eyes, as straight as an arrow. Back on terra firma, the adrenaline was pumping. Josh had made it seem like the most normal process in the world, yet I still couldn’t believe I had taken control of a plane. There’s a lot more to learn to truly understand what makes a plane coast through the clouds, but there’s no doubt a repeat performance would be just as exhilarating. I think I’ve caught the bug.


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Today’s modern gent is embracing colour like never before. From formal to casual styles, shades of tan and black have been replaced with flashes of cobalt, canary yellow and neon orange. This trend is moving over to homewares, where black is now the new boring. Here at Style we rather like a dash of colour, so have collected some of our favourite vibrant items to get you started for the new year. SA-Maral Slide by Diesel

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Motoring writer Ross Kiddie drives the AMG C-Class coupe, which reinforces his desire for V8 engines. I have a friend who is a big V8 engine fan, but he is a worried man. The reason being is that when Holden and Ford stop producing cars in Australia next year the era of the big Aussie V8 will most certainly be gone. My friend is a Walkinshaw Commodore owner who regularly upgrades his vehicle. It’s unlikely he’ll ever own another Holden and he is looking at alternatives. We got chatting at the time I was driving a C-Class Coupe from the Mercedes-Benz stable. It was a C63 S which, as its nomenclature suggests, has a big engine – a V8 to be exact. Even though the displacement is a lot smaller, 4-litre against 6-litre, my friend was interested in the C63 S, and being a professional person its $172,900 price tag didn’t seem too daunting. The C-Class Coupe is obviously an extension of the C series sedan and wagon and its price starts $100,000 below that of the S. There are four and six-cylinder versions, petrol and diesel making the C-Class coupe line-up very comprehensive. However, just like my friend, the V8 would be the model for me. Thanks to the help of twin turbochargers, it has mammoth power outputs – 375kW and 700Nm. That’s substantial considering its displacement of 3982cc isn’t huge, but what is huge is the performance that is extracted, not just from the engine, but the entire package reeks of sporty appeal. And the C63 S is engineered to deliver a purposeful driving experience. There is an array of drive modes that alter the suspension and engine management protocols so that swift momentum can easily be attained. Of course, you don’t have to drive the C63 S hard to enjoy it; it has the Mercedes-Benz feel of overall adaptability, but it is a car which has dynamics geared for open-road touring, and that is where I spent most of my time in the test car. Power is delivered through a seven-speed direct shift gearbox;

effectively you treat it like a normal automatic, but such is the shift speed and low and close ratios, the combination of engine power and transmission is structured for speed. And when you give the big V8 some freedom it spits and barks out the exhaust pipes to give you the audible sensation along with the feeling of acceleration. The exhaust note can be tamed with the press of a button, but I don’t know why you would want to do that, the blast from the rear as the engine backs off during gearshift is absolutely delightful. Drive is sent to the rear axles and then through huge Pirelli PZero performance tyres. Grip is phenomenal. There is a likelihood traction can easily be broken as the rear squirms under power, although the electronic safety systems intervene as well as they can.


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I took the test car west-bound through to Terrace Downs resort and thoroughly enjoyed the C63 S on the best roads in Canterbury. Even though it is constantly firm through the suspension it cruises the long straights comfortably, but the driver is always aware there is something delightful sitting up front, and the engine likes to be working hard, thundering as it does so. In the tight and twisty stuff the steering is beautifully weighted and directional accuracy is simply amazing. The C63 S is a biggish car and weighs in quite tubby near 1800kg, but it doesn’t feel weighty and steers with precision. There’s always the wonderful feeling from the rear as drive is planted to ground, and in a corner the driver can feel the axles and suspension moving – doing their bit to maintain traction and allowing the rest of the car to move swiftly through any challenge. On the subject of speed, the C63 S will lunge to 100km/h from a standstill in 3.9sec, and will make a highway overtake in 3.3sec (80km/h to 120km/h), making it one of the swiftest cars I’ve ever driven. Mercedes-Benz also claims a 290km/h top speed when fitted with a dynamic driver’s package. It is also rated with an 8.7l/100km (33mpg) combined cycle fuel usage rating, which by my reckoning are all impressive figures. And it doesn’t finish there, not only is the C63 S one of the prettiest coupes I’ve had the good fortune to drive, it is beautifully appointed inside and is fitted with all the trick gear that makes Mercedes-Benz such a desirable purchase in the first instance. Column space doesn’t allow for comprehensive detailing of the fitment level nor the plush environment in which the occupants (four) travel, but I can say it is a most desirable purchase. And with the way Mercedes-Benz finished 2016, there is no shortage of buyers flocking to the brand. The C63 is another

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glamorous glamorous taking an eco-break has just got a whole lot more fancy with these stunning resorts. Words VictoRiA tAit

Longitude 131 - Northern Territory, Australia

You might have read the recent headlines that movie star/ environmentalist leonardo diCaprio has plans for an eco-resort. named after the small island off the coast of Belize on which it is being built, Blackadore Caye aims to create a model for green hospitality and is due to open in late 2018. The resort will feature 36 bungalows and 36 estate homes, all of which will be powered by 100% renewable energy harvested from solar panels. rainwater will be collected and filtered on-site and combined with solar-powered desalinisation devices to meet the resort’s water needs. The major impact this Island resort will have is showing travellers that eco resorts are not about roughing it in the wilderness but rather creating a luxury experience further enhanced by protecting the surrounding environment. With this in mind, we have put together some of our top eco travel destinations, from right on our doorstep in new Zealand to further afield.

LoNGitudE 131 Northern territory, Australia This resort consists of 15 luxury “tents” near ayers rock. situated on top of a sand dune, the tents are built on stilts in order to leave the desert sand undisturbed. The entire resort runs on solar power. guests are treated to outback cuisine and local wines while they dine under the stars.

Awaroa Lodge – Abel Tasman, New Zealand

FiNcA RosA BLANcA iNN costa Rica situated among the forests, this resort is unrivalled when it comes to sustainability – it’s the highest ranked in the sustainable Tourism Certification programme and the only hotel that has achieved a perfect score of 100. The property has solar panels, low-flow toilets and even its own organic coffee plantation.

Whitepod Resort – Monthey, Switzerland

Campi Ya Kanzi – Kenyan

d s WhitEpod REsoRt Monthey, switzerland a collection of dome-shaped tents offers a unique, low-impact way to experience the swiss alps. accessible only by foot, the resort ensures a peaceful, personal experience for each traveller. guests stay in pods pitched upon a wooden platform, covered in green canvases in summer and white in winter to help them blend into the landscape. Whitepod resort has won a number of awards for its ecotourism, including; the World Prize for sustainable Tourism and the responsible Tourism award for Innovation.

AWARoA LodGE Abel tasman, New Zealand The only way to get to awaroa ecolodge is by kayak, water taxi, on foot, or helicopter. The lodge is so committed to sustainability that it is a contributor to the nelson-Tasman sustainable Tourism Charter. The lodge also works within the world-recognised green globe 21 standards, which ensures you are staying in a certified eco resort. It operates a “What you take in, you take out� policy, so you are responsible for getting rid of your rubbish.

cAMpi YA KANZi Kenya, Africa located a mere 32km from mount Kilimanjaro, every aspect of this camp was designed to be environmentally friendly. The construction used local materials, and impressively not a single tree was cut down. Water comes from rain collection and is heated by solar; greywater is recycled, and the food is cooked using an eco-friendly charcoal made from coffee husks. Campi Ya Kanzi also works in partnership with the maasai community and donates a portion of its proceeds to local preservation programmes.

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FOOD news in past few years there have been many changes to the ways we talk about, shop for and eat food. Victoria Tait breaks down some food trends set to shape 2017.

MaSter ChefS A new generation is about to lead the way in the food industry. Generation Z has an entirely different relationship with food. Born pre-2000 onwards, this emerging group is more likely to eat fresh, healthy home-cooked meals, and both females and males think that cooking is enjoyable and has a celebrity-like following. They prefer stove-top to microwave cooking and are more intuitive cooks. They are the most ethnically-diverse generation as ethnic foods are the norm. This gives them a natural understanding of many different flavour combinations. Gen Zers are also more financially cautious and demand real value from the foods they consume in and out of the home. With a strong understanding of media and advertising, they also are known not trust brands and demand transparency. Watch this space.

SuStainability Many of us now are making food decisions based on sustainability; we are much pickier on where and how our foods are made, grown, and packaged. Familiar selections now include cage-free eggs, free-farmed meat, organic coffee beans and fair-trade chocolate (to name a few). The question is what else will we discover in the coming year that we need to take note of and be more educated about when purchasing?

the foodSCape People want more information about food and are receiving it. The issue now, however, is that we are bombarded with too much content and fake food news. For example, the “99% fat-free” label that overlooks the product’s sugar content, which, if not burned quickly, will still turn into fat. Consumers are pushing back from marketing tricks and finding simple ways to understand and read complex food labels. The future is a new foodscape that will be simple and engaging. The next generation of food communication will be in the language of the Millennials and Gen Z, and we know they won’t take it easy on the industry.

SuperfoodS We have moved from hot water with lemon to all things coconut, chai and green smoothies, and now turmeric and fermented vegetables. What will the new superfoods be for 2017? The following are starting to make an impact: probiotic Water – You can now drink to improve your gut health. purple foods – These are high in antioxidants. Goat Meat – It’s low in fat and higher in protein and iron than a lot of meats.

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havana nights

nothing says Cuba like a mojito, and The Cuban makes one hell of a cocktail. WORDs vanessa OrTynsky PhOtOgRAPhY Charlie JaCksOn With summer in full force, outdoor dining and refreshing drinks are a priority. From experience, i’ve found nothing to be more refreshing than a traditional mojito. havana is the birthplace of the mojito, a blissful concoction of five simple ingredients, but if you’re after one of the best mojitos in our city, be sure to visit the Cuban on st Asaph street. the restaurant and bar joins one of the several establishments to emerge in the central city and certainly helps cement st Asaph street as a premier entertainment and dining destination. there’s ample room both indoors and outdoors, and we choose a welcoming north-facing patio. the weathered cocktail menu instantly transports me to humid havana nights for which that quintessential mix of rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint is the perfect antidote. We peruse the menu, ultimately deciding on the platter to share. Consisting of many Cuban favourites, the sharing platter is piled high with spicy wedges, jerk chicken wings, achiote chicken on rice, sausages, chorizo and roast pepper croquettes, grilled mushrooms, and pulled goat tostada. the two of us only just manage to clear the plate, delighting at the array of flavourful morsels. the Cuban greets its patrons with open arms. the authentic menu satisfies, but its atmosphere is where it truly shines. Vibrant, fun and thematic, it’s the perfect place to settle in for after-work drinks or dinner with friends. Much like the small Caribbean nation, the restaurant stands out amongst the rubble of the rebuild. the Cuban • 236 st Asaph street• 03 260 2605 Tues 3pm-late, Wed-Sun 11.30am-late •


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EMPIRE BAR & IZAKAYA JDV Joie de vivre RESTAURANT NAME Japanese Restaurant Imagine succulent juicy cuts of meat and Si meliora ut isvina, Empire Bar &dies, Izakaya dark poemata and cavernous seafood with freshest of seasonal reddit, scire velim, chartis pretium with nods to the Japanese refinement. Enjoy vegetables, anour elegant, relaxing environment quotus arroget annus. scriptor dining from Yakitori menu, and theabhinc where you will be treated so well annos theatricscentum from thequi grill.decidit, Or shareinter ayou fewwill never leave.–Imagine no more, it’san disheswant with to friends Izakaya style. perfectos veteresque referri debet called ‘intimate food’, and it’sExcludat available at inter vilis atque novos? JDV Restaurant, Café and Bar. iurgia finis, “Est vetus atque probus, JAPANESE RESTAURANT, BAR & GRILL WHERE EVERY DAY IS A PERFECT VENUE FOR CELEBRATION OF LIFE CORPORATE EVENTS 172 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Open: Mon-Sun 9am-till late Ph 03 260 2606 3 Town Centre Road Road, Merivale Mall, Aikmans Email: Merivale. Ph 964 3860 The Mall Open Wed to Sat 5pm - late Open 7 Sun-Tue) Days 8am-4pm (Closed


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INDIAN SUMNER CBD BECKS SOUTHERN Succulent Tandori PrawnsNAME , Mango Chicken and RESTAURANT naan bread. A snippet of the delicious fare on ALEHOUSE

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Indian SumnerFRIDAY CBD & SATURDAY LIVE MUSIC PERFECT VENUE FOR 185a St,Kensington House BIGManchester SCREEN SPORT CORPORATE EVENTS Christchurch 8011, Tel: 03-365-4433 155 Colombo Street, Christchurch. Also at: Indian Sumner 311a Town Centre Road Ph 337 2233 Wakefield Ave, Sumner The Mall Open 7 Days from 10am Christchurch 8081, Tel: 326-4777 Open 7 Days 8am-4pm


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MRSJoie DENTON’S JDV de vivre RESTAURANT NAME Fine. Food. Fast

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RIVERVIEW RESTAURANT TREVINOS RESTAURANT NAME Located in the Cashmere the RESTAURANT &Club, BAR Riverview Restaurant offers quality,

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THE CATCH of THE day Escape the crowded city for a splendid dining experience with spectacular views. WoRdS VAnEssA OrTynsky PHoToGRaPHy CHArliE JACksOn With arguably the best views in Lyttelton, fisherman’s Wharf also serves up some of Christchurch’s freshest seafood. drawing in both tourists and locals, the restaurant has reincarnated from a fine-dining establishment to a more casual space. As we stepped into the panoramic established on a sunny Sunday afternoon, we felt as though we were setting off on an adventure. The seafood-centric menu has an array of options to satiate all levels of hunger. opting for mouthwatering scallops wrapped in bacon to start, we followed with the catch of the day, which happened to be blue cod. The mains – pesto-crusted blue cod, served on top of shell pasta and pan-fried blue cod with herbed potatoes – did not disappoint. The food was beyond delicious and the waitstaff attentive. The restaurant is serious about seafood. If you spy a fishing trawler enter the harbour, there is a good chance it’ll be supplying its catch to the kitchen the very same day. Watching your meal come in is a novel proposition and something that makes the fisherman’s Wharf a genuinely unique experience. Perfectly suited to a leisurely weekend lunch, fisherman’s Wharf isn’t meant to be a hurried experience. Instead, guests are encouraged to take their time and marvel in the sights and sensations. Bring along an old friend you haven’t seen in a while and spend a couple hours catching up over delectable seafood paired with quality wine. you’ll feel time slip away in this charming seafront institution. fisherman’s Wharf is also the ideal place for a special date or to take out-of-town guests. Much like Lyttelton, it’s a charming spot that should be on everyone’s list. from now on, it’s where I’ll take international loved ones who are yet to experience the beauty that is Lyttelton. fisherman’s Wharf • Norwich Quay, Lyttelton • 03 328 7530 Wed-Sun 11.30am-9pm •




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Celine Lamberton, Sarah Ferguson, Nicole Feaver, Mel Radford-Brown

A lovely day out of town could not be spent better than by sitting back to watch sprightly ponies and their courageous riders gallantly pursuing a little white ball around the lawn. It was a humid, overcast day which welcomed guests to a Day At The Polo, to benefit Ronald McDonald House South Island (RMHSI), later turning to blistering sun. Within the marquee, tables were dressed with roses in readiness for luncheon, the hubbub of conversation and laughter making ears ring as outside, hooves beat upon the turf. After fabulous food, luxury auction prizes and exciting action on field, it was good to sit back and listen to the breeze blowing through the poplars.


Pamela McCoy George Berry, Bob Davidson

Jo Unwin, Tania Pearson

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Richard and Elizabeth Ineson

Matt Mark, Sophie Pascoe, Tom Casey Liam Kite, Peter McDonald

Tania McVicar

Grace Thompson, Amie Geddes

Richard Johnson, Cathryn Lancaster, Roger Bridge, Sarah Ryan, Andrew Carter

Dawn and Keith Vallance, Sharon Ward Richard and Angela Webster, Cameron Moore

Emma Newman, Dorothy Pickering

Kate and Anabel Darby

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Andrea Bryant, Andrew Hopping

MONA VALE HOMESTEAD AND PANTRY OPENING GARDEN PARTY The afternoon sun kissed the treetops and glinted off the waters of the river meandering through the grounds of Mona Vale. On the lawn, glasses were being clinked in toasting and platter after platter of fine comestibles consumed as the re-opening of the homestead was celebrated. The jewel in the crown of Fendalton, for so long forlorn and empty as the refurbishment agonised on, now shone in glory, made as new for the benefit of Christchurch. The opulent and elegant grandeur drew guests in to stand in wonder and give thanks that this precious treasure of heritage, against great odds, was saved and stands sturdy for the future.

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African adventures were recalled when Sue Verrall launched her book, Say Yes, at Discover Travel. Appetites were whetted for tales of some of the world’s most exotic and exciting places as well as the dangerous situations Sue had experienced. The soft drizzle of the summer evening on leafy Oxford Terrace provided a contrasting backdrop to the flavour of the hot, dusty countries being described. Generous laden trays of exquisite food and drink made for a party worth attending whilst Say Yes stimulated the urge to see the wide, wide world.



Mo Gardner, Annie Bonifant

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Michael Gould, David Wagner


Sue Verrall

Camilla and Nick Cambridge


Ateaq Sultani, Greg Manson, Royer Johnston

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Jen Collin, Adiella Stewart

Kelly and John McManus


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Cathy Long, Ginette Campbell, Jess Wolfenden

The duvet of cloud hanging in the sky above the city kept the temperature at a pleasant level, just right for socialising among the flowers. St George’s Hospital garden was dressed up for the annual Christmas party enabling guests, staff and friends to mix and mingle. Exquisite festive fare was in abundance, the tastes complimented by the scent of roses carried on the gentle and soft late afternoon air. The conversations and catching up continued until the curtain of evening descended to call time on the joyous proceedings and friends departed having exchanged seasonal blessings.

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Eric Fei, Mishu Song

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For 12 months, China Southern Airlines has been winging travellers back and forth between Canterbury and enchanting, mysterious Asia, thence on to many parts of the world. Three times every week, the air bridge is open between Guangzhou and Christchurch International Airport, the gateway to the south. The fairytale grandeur of the Chateau on the Park welcomed invited guests to celebrate this milestone in contemporary globetrotting. Following the formalities, it was time to enjoy a Kiwi-style barbecue laden with everything for which the taste buds could yearn.


Rebecca Huang, Malcolm Johns

Mark Wang, Nigel He

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Jan-Louise Chesmar,

Gay Walker

Lisa Yardley, Greg Powell

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Jarod Rolton, Andy Freeman

HARCOURTS’ TRAVEL THE WORLD PROMOTION Christchurch’s own castle of luxury, the Chateau on the Park (now a DoubleTree by Hilton) lowered the drawbridge in welcome as a group of potential globetrotters filed in to await their fortunes. Harcourts had sent out heralds summoning competition winners to the Camelot Room to receive their prizes. Breaths were held as the anticipation and excitement within the cloistered hall grew. To noises of joy the first prizes were revealed and the fortunate recipients could now prepare to embark on odysseys to exotic locations and for the thrills and adventures to begin. Happy travelling!


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Chris Kennedy, Rob McCormack, Mike Mullen

Kevin McKay, James Twiss, Tony Jenkins

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DJ Oh One Eight, 9pm Empire Live music, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub



Antony Pickard, 4pm; Paul Sheeran, 7.30pm; DJ 10a, 10.30pm Baretta Jay Clarkson with Breathing Cage, support Motte, tickets $20+bf @utr, 8pm Blue Smoke

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Sunday Sit Down Get Down feat. Lisa Crawley with support Ben Mastwyk, free, 4pm Blue Smoke Lonesome Sue, 5.30pm Christchurch Casino Sunday Jazz Session, 2pm Dux Central



D’Sendantz, 10pm Carlton

Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish Pub

Blackie, 7pm; Shannon Cooper-Garland, 10.15pm Christchurch Casino


Emerson, 5pm; Big Rig, 9.30pm Dux Central DJ Delta Heavy, 10pm Empire Live music, 9pm Sullivans Irish Pub


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


Antony Pickard, 7.30pm The Cuban


Carpe Diem, 9pm Trevinos

Flat City Brotherhood, 9pm Carlton



DJ Double Feature feat. DJs Danny III & Mike Jonz,10.30pm Baretta

DJ Oh One Eight, 9pm Empire Live music, 8pm Sullivans Irish Pub





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HOW TO Give and Receive Compliments We spent the final months of last year teaching you the importance of etiquette. A new year can mean a new you, and so we start 2017 with our top tips on how to give and receive compliments – politely. WORdS VICTORIA TAIT “any compliment should be delicately given. any attempts to be overly gushy can appear sycophantic and embarrassing to the recipient, and creepy to others.” – John Morgan, Debrett’s New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners (2007). GivinG Compliments 1. Do not just say the first thing that pops into your head. If you want to give a compliment take a minute think about it and then say it sincerely. 2. Make it about them and not about you. 3. Don’t overdo it! There is nothing more unrefined than a continued gushing compliment. Say what you have to say, smile, then move on. 4. Ensure you use the right wording. For example, if you want to compliment someone on their evening attire say, “You look beautiful in that dress,” rather than, “Gosh, you look so slim and lovely this evening.” The latter could imply something about their previous state. 5. A compliment should be honest. If you can’t mange that,we suggest you follow the golden rule – if you can’t say something nice, just don’t say anything!

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Be careful if you are complimenting the opposite sex. A woman-to-man or man-to-woman compliment can often be perceived as flirting. If this is not your intention, simply back away from the conversation with a shy smile. On the other hand, if this is your gameplan, we suggest furiously batting your eyelids afterwards. If you are a man complimenting a woman, who is not your wife, girlfriend or partner, do not let this be about clothing. No one in the world will believe that it’s the ‘dress’ you are admiring. However, if you are seeking to end your current relationship, this is a fast-tracked way to do so. How you give a compliment is as important as what you say. Eye contact is key – it speaks volumes about your sincerity. Just don’t hold the look for too long or the recipient might start to think you have something seriously wrong with you.

ReCeIVIng A COmplImenT 1. Receiving a compliment is difficult for many of us, unless you are an American. Often our first reaction is to try and deflect attention by demurring or putting ourselves down. This is hardly a graceful response, and makes the compliment-giver feel bad, so please refrain from doing this. 2. Don’t respond with “I know” or, even worse, “I do look great, don’t I?” If you have used these responses in the past you might have noticed a serious decline in favourable comments. 3. As when giving a compliment, make sure you look the compliment-giver in the eyes when you thank him or her. No blushing, or turning aside unless you’re intention is that of rule 6. 4. Simple is always best. You need only two words: thank you, and a smile.


82 Style | win

Every month, Style sources a range of exceptional prizes to give away. It’s easy to enter, simply go to and fill in your details on the ‘Win With Style’ page. Entries close January 31.

Perfect Locks

Developed alongside Claudia Schiffer, Schwarzkopf’s new Styliste Ultîme range has the answers to all your hair needs – from frizz control to 48-hour hold hairspray. We have a pack that includes straightening spray, modelling spray, texture spray and hairspray to give away to one lucky reader.

NAturALLY BeAutifuL

INIKA’s products are 100% natural and over two thirds of the range is certified organic. Only the finest botanicals and minerals – chosen for quality, tested for purity and checked for safety – are used. The products are cruelty-free, toxin-free, vegan and environmentally friendly. #healthyisbeautiful We have a selection of beautiful INIKA giftsets to give away. These include the naturally baked contour set, the naturally delicious lip glaze duo and the smoky eye set.

A New YeAr, New You

Issue Clothing is the work-wear solution for busy women with a five-piece capsule wardrobe every season. The New Zealandmade pieces are designed to work together and fit seamlessly with your existing wardrobe. Enjoy free shipping and returns, too. We have a $500 gift card to give away, so you can mix and match your own pieces. Get yourself ready for 2017 and shop the summer capsule at

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Cosmeceutical brand Dr LeWinn’s has launched Private Formula Day Cream Moisturiser Light. Suitable for normal to dry skin types, this new formula contains super hydrating and active ingredients, such as pepperberry, argan oil, vitamin A, as well as retinyl palmitate, which encourages cell renewal. We have five moisturisers to give away.

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