Style: June 02, 2017

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Crusaders

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Standing

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Style Spotlight

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Portraying

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25 HOUSE FEATURE

An Architecturally Crafted Home In Merivale

32 REBUILD

Exploring Christchurch’s Laneways

35 ARTS

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36 LANDSCAPING

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40 FASHION NEWS

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43 FASHION EDITORIAL

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48 WELLBEING

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60 MOTORING

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82 FINANCE

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85 ETIQUETTE

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86 WIN

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Welcome to the latest issue of Style, in which we focus on getting active.

This is for a few reasons; not only does it help lift the winter blues, it keeps

that extra layer of winter padding at bay.

For armchair critics, we have a fantastic sports report by Lynn McConnell,

from Rugby News on all you need to know about the upcoming Crusaders

vs Lions match – the only Christchurch game on the itinerary for the British

and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand.

In our fashion editorial the stunning Brazilian model Alice Jung highlights

how to put the glam back into sportswear – who says you can’t wear a

chain gangster necklace to your next workout? We also have all the latest

in fashion news, including a preview of Alexa Chung’s new fashion line.

I was fortunate enough to meet with the lovely Trelise Cooper and

found out just how glamorous and sophisticated her life really is. While our

wellness writer, Elly McGuinness, spoke to the beautiful Megan May, the

brains behind Little Bird Organics, to discover the true meaning of ‘organic’.

When was the last time you had an overnight stay in Tekapo? As it’s

becoming known at an inspiring alpine playground, we sent Simon Mullinger

down to report back on what’s hot in this winter destination.

We have plenty of lifestyle advice for you, too. Food news showcases

what you should be looking for to tantalise the taste buds, while the

brunching millennials out there should heed the financial advice offered on

page 82 to get ahead. Oh, and if you’re hosting a dinner party any time

soon, you’ll want to get the seating right – or at least take the opportunity

to spice things up a bit (page 85).

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10 STYLE | inside word

INSIDE

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INDULGE.

June 3 sees Ardbeg Day return to New

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limited-edition single-malt whisky Ardbeg

Kelpie at Whisky Galore. Kelpie begins

with an intense aroma of oily peat, smoked

fish and hints of seaweed, followed by a

delicious crescendo of treacle coffee, smoky

bacon and lots of dark chocolate.

Struggling to find something satisfying

to dine on? Little High brings together

a wide range of eight exciting eateries

under one roof at 181 High Street. There

you will find A Mouse Called Bean café,

BASE Woodfired Pizza, Bacon Brothers

Burgers, Caribe Latin Kitchen, Asian fusion

restaurant Eightgrains, Argentinian eatery El

Fogon, Thai restaurant Noodle Monk and

Sushi Soldier.

SPEND.

Kiwi designer Harman Grubiša has been announced as

a nominee for the International Woolmark Prize for the

second year running. This prize is one of the most coveted

designer awards in fashion and recognises talent in those

who showcase the beauty and versatility of merino wool.

The prize was famously awarded in 1954 to Karl Lagerfeld

and Yves Saint Laurent in Paris. As the only New Zealand

brand nominated, Harman Grubiša will compete in the

Sydney regional event in July. On viewing the new season’s

collection, it’s easy to see the rise of this stunning brand.

Nike has just launched a new range of running shoes. We

love the Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2017, it fits like a

snug sock and is designed to let feet move naturally, which

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FIND.

We are excited to welcome back the Crowne Plaza Hotel, opening July 15 on the corner of Colombo and Armagh streets, and

bringing with it three new hospitality spots. The Market Place Restaurant & Bar, which takes its name from the city’s pioneer era and

pays homage to the original centre of Christchurch, has been designed to showcase the best our handpicked local suppliers have to

offer in a modern, market setting. Social Wine Bar will boast a wine list rivalling the city’s best, and a contemporary, relaxed setting –

we’ll certainly be popping in for after-work drinks! Café 1851 takes its name from the year the original hotel was built and will be an

ideal spot for your morning coffee and a quick take away.

EXPERIENCE.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is running a French

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very best of French cooking, Champagne and

style over two days of sublime eating, drinking,

and learning.

Have you taken the time to experience all the

changes in our new central city? There are now

so many options from which choose – and more

to come. We hear Fresh Choice is launching

a new concept store at The Crossing. While

it may have the Fresh Choice brand we have

been told the fitout is anything but a typical

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Look who moved into

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14 STYLE | save the date

JUNE 17

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CHRISTCHURCH MARATHON

Inspired by the 1974

Commonwealth Games marathon,

the Christchurch Marathon has

been the South Island’s premier

marathon event for more than

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MOËT PARTY DAY

A global celebration

encouraging people to enjoy

Moët moments all over the

world. Enjoy an evening of

champagne, music and glamour,

as well as bespoke Moët &

Chandon cocktails.

Baretta Bar

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LIONS VS CRUSADERS

One of the most anticipated

events on the rugby calendar,

the British and Irish Lions Tour

to New Zealand touches down

in Christchurch for this one

epic match.

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WIG WEDNESDAY

Schools and businesses

nationwide are encouraged to

support Kiwi kids with cancer

and their families by taking part

in Wig Wednesday. To register,

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ARDBEG DAY

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LET THE

GAMES

BEGIN

It’s been called the tour from hell – five weeks, 10 matches, three Tests.

Lynn McConnell of Rugby News previews the Crusaders vs British and Irish Lions match

and outlines the other games you won’t want to miss.


18 STYLE | report

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

AMI STADIUM,

CHRISTCHURCH, 7.35PM

LYNN’S LOWDOWN

Christchurch has a rich, and some would say

infamous, history regarding Lions games over the

years. But in the wake of the 2011 earthquake, it

doesn’t possess a Test-capable venue, so this will

be the only chance for Cantabrians to see the

tourists in action. Against the powerful Crusaders

side, it will be a useful guide to what might be

expected in the Test matches ahead. No side is

likely to field more All Blacks against them.

No touring side

likes being beaten

by another made

up entirely of

students, but that

was the lot for

the 1977 Lions,

downed 21-9 by

NZ Universities at

Lancaster Park.

HISTORY: THE TEMPEST

The 1971 Lions game with Canterbury has gone

down as one of the most combative encounters

in touring matches in New Zealand. Alex Wyllie

recounted his memory of events in the 14-3 loss.

“All I can go by, and the talk among the guys in

the front row, was that before the game Hoppy

[Alistair Hopkinson] had been talking to some

other props around the country and was told

they [the Lions] were cheating and causing other

problems. I was playing on the side of the scrum

then and I remember Hoppy saying, ‘If you don’t

get your bloody head up and do this, then you’re

going to get it.’ They didn’t do anything about it

and [Lions and Scotland prop Sandy] Carmichael

just came boring in and dropping his head and

everything else. So – in those days you could

get away with it – Hoppy belted him. The other

fight was a bit of a scuffle going on between, I’m

pretty sure it was, Hamish Macdonald and Ray

McLoughlin, and I just stepped in to try and help.

Ray just took a swing at me and hit me. He split

my cheek open but broke his thumb.”


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20 STYLE | report

THE TOUR

SATURDAY, JUNE 3

vs NZ PROVINCIAL BARBARIANS

Toll Stadium, Whangarei, 7.35pm

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7

vs BLUES

Eden Park, Auckland, 7.35pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

vs CRUSADERS

AMI Stadium, Christchurch, 7.35pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 13

vs HIGHLANDERS

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, 7.35pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 17

vs MAORI ALL BLACKS

Rotorua International Stadium, 7.35pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 20

vs CHIEFS

FMG Stadium Hamilton, 7.35pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 24

vs ALL BLACKS

FIRST TEST: Eden Park, Auckland, 7.35pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 27

vs HURRICANES

Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 7.35pm

SATURDAY, JULY 1

vs ALL BLACKS

SECOND TEST: Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 7.35pm

SATURDAY, JULY 8

vs ALL BLACKS

THIRD TEST: Eden Park, Auckland, 7.35pm


STYLE | report 21

LIONS REACTION

The touring British press in 1971 had always

been keen to have a shot at aspects of the

NZ game, and this match gave them free rein.

David Frost’s view in The Observer was typical

in apportioning all blame to Canterbury. “In the

first place Canterbury descended to the lowest

level of thuggery, from the very start hitting the

Lions with fists, knees, or boots at set scrums and

lineouts and even in the open field. It was brutal

and utterly out of character with the rest of the

tour. Canterbury should be struck off the itinerary

of the next Lions tour of New Zealand.”

ONE-UP FOR THE SCARFIES

No touring side likes being beaten by another

made up entirely of students, but that was the

lot for the 1977 Lions, downed 21-9 by NZ

Universities at Lancaster Park. Central to the

win was a contested long-range penalty attempt

by halfback Doug Morgan. Television evidence

suggested the goal was successful. The touch

judges believed otherwise and it was over-ruled.

As TP McLean said in Winter of Discontent, “It

was an extraordinary event which became quite

fateful when, eight minutes later, Mr [Kevin] Lynch

awarded to [Paul] Macfie a try, which [Doug]

Rollerson goaled, when [Universities halfback

Mark] Romans at a scrum 5m plainly knocked the

ball on before offering it on the pass to [David]

Syms – God knows what the hooker was doing

there – and Macfie a moment later found that the

Lions’ defence was one man too few.”

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22 STYLE | luxe living

TOP10

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There’s something undeniably appealing about

owning expensive and exclusive clothing and

merchandise. The global luxury market grew by

3% in 2016 to a size of $240.47 billion; it seems

we just can’t get enough of high-end products.

To keep you in the know we’ve compiled a list of

who’s who in the luxury merchandise game.

Chanel

TIFFANY & CO.

New York-based jewellery and fashion accessories

company Tiffany & Co. has a market cap of USD$9.2-

billion and brand value of USD$2.47-billion.

BURBERRY

Burberry is a London-based luxury brand founded in

1856 by Thomas Burberry. The 2016 BrandZ Top100

report listed Burberry with a brand value of USD$4.59-

billion.

COACH

Coach Inc is a New York-based fashion products

company founded in 1941. Coach is famous for

its handbags, wallets, leather goods, fragrances and

jewellery. According to Forbes, Coach’s brand value is

USD$7.5 billion.

ROLEX

Rolex is a Swiss luxury watchmaker that started

operations 112 years ago. As of May 2016, Rolex’s

brand value was at USD$8.8 billion. One of Rolex’s

most expensive watches costs as much as $1.1 million.

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CARTIER

Cartier was founded in 1847 by Louis-François

Cartier. Cartier, owned by Switzerland-based luxury

goods company Compagnie Financière Richemont

SA, has more than 286 boutiques around the world

in which it showcases its high-end jewellery and

watches. Cartier’s brand value stands at USD$10.1-

billion.

Gucci

The 162-yearold

company is

also one of the

most profitable

brands in the

world, with net

profit margins

of 30% as of

May 2016. –

Louis Vuitton

CHANEL

Chanel is a high-end luxury brand founded in 1909

by Frenchwoman Gabrielle Chanel. The company

manufactures and sells clothes, luxury goods

and fashion accessories. Chanel’s brand value is

estimated at USD$7.2 billion.

HERMÈS

Hermès International is a France-based high-end

fashion, textile and luxury goods brand, which

was founded in 1938. Its brand value stands at

USD$11.7-billion. The famous Hermès Birkin

handbag costs USD$15,000.

LOUIS VUITTON

Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly referred to as

Louis Vuitton, is a top luxury brand that makes

leather shoes, handbags, accessories, sunglasses, and

jewellery. Its brand worth exceeds USD$27-billion.

The 162-year-old company is also one of the most

profitable brands in the world, with net profit

margins of 30% as of May 2016.

GUCCI

The Florence, Italy-based company has a brand

value of USD$12-billion, as of May 2016, according

to Forbes. Gucci is a subsidiary of French holding

company Kering.

PRADA

Prada is an Italian luxury fashion brand that

specialises in leather handbags, travel accessories,

shoes, apparel, and perfumes. Founded in 1913,

by Italian Mario Prada, Prada has a market cap of

USD$8.6-billion and a brand value of $6.8-billion.

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Finding the ideal place to call home can

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Seeking a home that was functional, familyfriendly

and able to change and develop as

their young children grew, the couple turned

to designers Tobin Smith and Blair Paterson

of CoLab Architecture. “It is incredibly

important that you can relate to your designer

and we instantly knew they understood what

we wanted. Coupled with our builder, Clive

Barrington they were a dream team.”

For Tobin the synergy in the working

relationship is one that made this project

particularly special. “The homeowners knew

how they wanted their home to function,

both now and into the future, which allowed

us to really understand and visualise how they

wanted their home to perform; and Clive

and his team were execptional at planning –

staying one step ahead right throughout.”

Describing the finished product as a

“generous family home” Tobin and Blair have

added their characteristic style to the project,

transforming it from a simple structure into

something special. “There is beauty to be

found in simplicity,” explains Tobin, a feat

perfectly embodied here.

From the exterior the form is highlighted

through a play on black and white. Of

particular note is the use of a metal cladding

on the upper level of the home. Emphasising

the lines of the home it brings an element of

texture and depth, while enhancing the sense

that this is something much more than simply

a black and white home.

“Classic design is achieved through

simplicity and strength of concept,” offers

Tobin. “And in this case it was about blending

together all the clients’ wishes into a cohesive

structure.”

Merging the need for a self-contained guest

quarter, multiple living areas, open spaces for

entertaining and plenty of indoor-outdoor

flow; the finished product has surpassed the

homeowners’ expectation. “From coming

through the front door, to the overall flow

and feeling that has been achieved, we love

all of it.”

“It is classic, with elements of added visual

interest,” continues the owner. “There are

so many beautiful architectural details which

lift it beyond being simple.” One such detail

is the use of skylights, which with their lack of

frames appear more as holes in the ceiling. A

feat highlighted with the narrow slot window,

in the formal living area. “The window

extends up into a skylight,” explains Tobin. “It

offers privacy to the outdoor courtyard, which

is connected to the separate guest quarter,

while performing in a practical sense to bring

natural light into the room.”

“You know when you find what you are

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“We really enjoyed

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There was lots

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There is nothing

we would change.”

With outdoor living and entertaining

essential to the brief, a fully integrated

contemporary kitchen (with hidden scullery

and powder room) designed by Davinia

Sutton offers plenty of space in which to

create, while multiple outdoor living areas

offer all-day enjoyment of the surrounds.

“From courtyard living spaces to more

intimate settings the landscaping has been

shaped around the internal living spaces and

external lines of the home,” explains Tobin.

Recalling the passion and dedication of both

CoLab and Clive Barrington Builders, and the

finesse of Davinia Sutton and Jane Rennie

from Inside-Out Design, the homeowners are

quick to credit those involved in helping them

translate their vision into a picture-perfect

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CHRISTCHURCH’S

NEW LANEWAYS

Richard Dalman reviews the

potential for a bit of Melbourne

coming to our city.

Last week I was in Melbourne and made the

obvious connections between that great city

and Christchurch: a strong focus on arts and

sports, a cool winter climate, and a central grid

street layout with a river running through.

What Melbourne is also famous for, and

Christchurch is developing, is a strong laneway

system.

Because these are only about six to eight

metres across they provide a more intimate

street experience, and having no cars they

are filled with street furniture for dining and

relaxing.

The laneways provide both a ‘shortcut’ for

walking, as well as a place to sit, eat, drink, relax

and enjoy.

A successful laneway is ‘activated’ on both

sides, with vibrant restaurants; bars and

shopfronts opening out onto it, and pedestrians

can view the offerings on each side of the

laneway as they walk down.

Laneways can also bring a ‘secret side’ to a

city, providing a narrow access to hard-to-find

bars, almost so secret, with little or no signage,

that you need to be ‘in the know’ to find it.

The Melbourne laneways are successful

because the locals have developed a ‘culture’ of

living with them. Even in the cold winter months

they brave the elements to sit in the open

under gas-fired heaters to enjoy the experience.

If the Christchurch laneways are to be

successful, we need to develop that culture too,

and be willing to compromise a bit of comfort.

Laneways make sense in Christchurch

providing access into the heart of our relatively

large city blocks, allowing more retail frontage

and shortcuts.

The CERA Blueprint and the Christchurch

City Council both encourage laneways within

the Christchurch CBD, and have outlined

existing, new and potential laneways on the

attached map. Many of these lead into small

squares to enhance the experience of travelling

through and enjoying the open spaces within.

Of course Christchurch has had laneways in

the past – successful ones like Poplar Lane and

Chancery Lane (the uncovered part), and less

successful such as Press Lane and Tattersalls

Lane.

Christchurch currently has the new Stranges

Lane off High Street. This works well because it

provides a shortcut, is reasonably well activated

with several restaurants and bars, has a feeling

of intimacy because it is narrow, and features

a small square at one end. It provides a good

model for future laneways in the city.

Recently completed is a laneway at 123

Victoria Street. This doesn’t follow the perfect

model, but the wedge-shaped space that

increases in width the further you move through

is well populated with permanent timber

furniture and trees giving it a human scale and

a relaxed ambience. It is a sunny space, and

because it is narrower at the street end, there is

less traffic noise and wind.

I think that the Christchurch laneway initiative

is to be applauded and encouraged, and my

hope is that Cantabrians will embrace the

laneways and make them part of our own

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PORTRAYING

VULNERABILITY

Anne Hudson explores the work of Christchurch’s own Ben

Reid, one of New Zealand’s most prominent printmakers.

He does this not by creating

a placard or shouting at us

but by creating sensitive

works that demand our

attention in a subtle, almost

subversive, way.

The New Zealand environment and its

beauty is a source of national pride. It is our

tūrangawaewae – place to stand. Accordingly,

there is an awareness of the vulnerability of

that landscape.

New Zealand was, for much of its

existence, unpopulated and without

predators. No snakes, no rats, rabbits or

stoats, no sheep, no cattle or deer. Many

species were unable to adapt to the effect

of man’s needs as a hunter and later as a

cultivator. Many birds are extinct and some

on the verge of extinction.

Ben Reid seeks to portray that vulnerability

and loss within his sensitive prints. He uses a

multi-layered approach of different printing

methods demonstrating a mastery of the

printmaking genre, often combining multiple

techniques, such as dry-point etching and

wood block, in one work.

Printing is a skill-based process. There are

several stages to go through in the creation

of a print. The final picture may have an

abstract quality but the making takes mastery

and control. In many ways it is like glass art

and ceramics where the process and material

used are integrally part of the finished piece.

Ben Reid’s work is a good example of

this. Dry-point etching, for example, requires

a steady hand. The image is drawn on to

the metal plate; there is no room for error.

It is then inked and paper is pressed on

to the image to pick up the raised design.

Woodblock work also requires patience and

skill. Once the etching or block has been

made it can be used many times over with

different coloured inks.

The layering of images on to the paper

requires care and precision. Reid says of

printing, “There are certain effects, moods

and qualities that can be created in original

prints that can only be achieved using

printmaking processes.”

Reid’s prints are often multi-layered,

building up the image, each layer offering its

own associations. Paper, printed like Victorian

wallpaper with repeated patterns, form the

background. They look pretty but the animals

portrayed so prettily are predators, such as

rats and stoats. Using another process, the

subsequent layer puts the subject in focus.

We are seeing the bird in its habitat but are

also being made aware of conservation issues

of global warming, pest control, and pollution

– all threats at the hand of man. Drawn to the

sensitive representation of the prime subject

we might miss the more subtle illustration of

predators and other foe. A darker meaning

hidden behind the beauty creates a tension,

an anxiety for the plight of his subjects.

Reid’s titles are often written on the work

adding yet another layer. The text becomes

part of the work. Reid asks us to consider our

flora and fauna, particularly birds, by reminding

us of the damage done to them through

human intervention, persuading us to be more

sensitive to the environment. He does this not

by creating a placard or shouting at us, but

by creating sensitive works that demand our

attention in a subtle, almost subversive, way.

We are drawn into the work, admiring his

technique, his drawings and juxtaposition of

ideas and then once entrapped we are made

aware of his serious message.


36 STYLE | landscaping

HOW TO DEFINE

YOUR LINES

Landscape architect Craig Wilson breaks down

the use of straight vs curved paths.

One of the key questions I ask garden design

clients when putting together a design brief

is if they prefer straight or curved lines in the

proposed layout. While some clients are open

to either, some will have strong views against

one or the other.

In observing landscape and garden design of

the last few years, it seems that straight lines

have been the order of the day. This could

be a response to a number of factors. Firstly,

many of the new homes recently built are

contemporary in nature with crisp, clean lines

and this theme has been extended out into the

landscape and garden to create an integrated

look. Another key driver has probably been

the general reduction in section sizes. Straight

lines are easier to apply to a small site and, if

part of the brief, can be used to create a space

that reads visually bigger.

A curved layout in a smaller space will often

create bigger, deeper garden beds, particularly

in the corners of sections and this may not

meet the requirement of an often-requested

low-maintenance garden. When it comes

down to pragmatic matters – straight lines

are cheaper and easier to build than curves,

especially in hard landscape elements.

Does this mean the curve is dead in

landscape design? No, not at all. Curves

can create a flowing, restful atmosphere

that’s often difficult to create with straight

lines. Curved lines will seem to be the right

response when there’s a significant natural

element on site to refer to, like a stream edge,

large existing tree or sloping change of level.

A contemporary curvaceous element can

create a strong contrast to the straight lines

of a building and create an exciting design

element that disrupts the predictability of

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the landscape is to keep them bold, simple and

not overly complex or ‘wobbling’ all over the

place.

The next garden layout you look at isn’t

right or wrong because it used straight lines

or curves – it was hopefully a reflection of the

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the available space and site constraints.

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Alexa Chung’s inspiration: Jean Shrimpton

FASHION

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A NEW FASHION LABEL

The British presenter-turned-designer has

launched a label of 100-plus pieces including

shoes, ready-to-wear and jewellery.

Thirty-two-year-old Chung has always likened

her look to a young Jean Shrimpton, saying that

her style is really boring clothes – the implication

being if you look like that, you can wear dowdy

and make it look cool. Her key pieces she has

become famous for are loafers, dungarees, cutoff

denim shorts and the long mohair cardigan.

Chung says of her new label, “With this first

collection, I aim not only to delight your eyeballs

but to furnish your wardrobe with all of your

soon-to-be favourite pieces.”

Arguably, one of the biggest influencers on

young womenswear over the past decade, her

collection is sure to make a big impact on the

fashion scene.


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WOMEN ON THE GO

We love the latest handbags by New Zealand designer

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STYLE SPOTLIGHT

TRELISE

COOPER

Victoria Tait

catches up with top

New Zealand fashion

designer Trelise

Cooper on what

she’s reading, buying

and finding inspiring.

Most treasured possession is... The

conversations that I have with my

30-year-old son Jasper who now lives

in New York. I treasure his wisdom,

his insight and humanity.

The first thing I do in the morning...

I’m woken up by my husband with a

cup of hot water and lemon followed

by a cup of coffee.

Flats or heels? I’m five-foot-three, so

heels.

My signature fragrance is... Portrait

of a Lady by Frederic Malle is my

current go-to.

The work of art I’d most like to own

is... The Last Supper by Leonardo da

Vinci. I love it as I had an experience

with my son Jasper at The Louvre

where he explained the lighting and

history behind the work.

My recent extravagant purchase

was... When I was recently in Hawaii,

I visited the Gucci store where

my husband insisted I have three

handbags and two pairs of shoes all in

one go! Something I don’t think I’ve

ever done.

I’m reading... Big Little Lies by Liane

Moriarty. It’s a very clever, modern

tale about all the things we face as

women today. I’d also recommend

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I

loved this book.

You may not know this about me

but... I have step-children who came

into my life when they were four

and five years old; they are now 42

and 43. They both were adopted by

my husband and his former wife and

are of Indian heritage. So, we have

a lovely blended family, and all our

children have a very close bond.

The piece of advice I would give my

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MEET

MEGAN

MAY

Fitness and wellbeing coach Elly McGuinness

speaks to the woman behind Little Bird Organics

about what ‘organic’ really means.

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We can’t escape the fact that

in order to thrive we need

to look after this planet,

ourselves and each other.

In the few years Little Bird Organics and its

‘Unbakeries’ have existed, Megan May has

cemented her place as one of Auckland’s

most important and influential chefs. Raw

organic, vegan, natural and delicious goodness

is what her and her team are all about. The

tantalising, mouth-watering food they bring us

is also the healthiest fare you could hope for

– it’s free from meat, dairy, eggs, gluten, soy

and refined sugar.

Tell us a bit about your background and how

Little Bird Organics was born.

Little Bird Organics is a culmination of

my love of food, health and wellbeing,

the environment (I have a background in

environmental science), and my upbringing on

an organic farm.

Not only is your personal health a reflection

of how you feed and nourish yourself, it’s

also a reflection of the health of our wider

environment. We can’t escape the fact that

in order to thrive we need to look after this

planet, ourselves and each other.

Most of our readers will know organic is

a healthy choice but may not understand

the full deal behind it. Can you explain how

it differs from food that is just labelled as

‘natural’?

Any product can be labelled ‘natural’. To

be certified organic you must adhere to

some pretty strict guidelines. Organics is

much deeper than just having food without

herbicides and pesticides on them.

The process of growing organically is

much healthier for the farmer and the rural

communities they are grown in. Organics can

have a positive impact on the earth as there

is a focus on nourishing and replenishing the

soil our food is grown in rather than depleting

it. Importantly, it minimises the chemicals that

make their way into our precious waterways.

What are your top healthy lifestyle tips for

optimal wellbeing?

Drink your greens, eat a lot of veges, develop

a breathing or meditation practice and get

some sleep! I also love cold showers for

boosting circulation and immunity. If you have

trouble getting started in the morning try

swapping your coffee for a cold shower.

You’ve got a couple of cafés in Auckland

called ‘Unbakeries’ and something called the

‘Squeezery’?

Our Unbakeries and Squeezery are an

extension of our Little Bird Organics range,

which you can get in health food stores

and NW supermarkets around the country.

We wanted to show people what a fresh

wholefoods diet can look and taste like so we

opened the cafés to showcase that.

Cold-pressed juicing is an incredible way

to make you feel amazing so we started our

Squeezery. This supplies our stores with a

range of delicious and healthy juices, nut milks

and kefir drinks.

You’ve got an amazing looking wellness

retreat coming up in September at the Huka

Lodge in Taupo. Tell us about some of the

key features of this weekend.

Food is the central part of the experience.

The plant-based food we are serving is going

to be incredible. Getting to work with the

best local and organic ingredients with the

exceptional Huka Lodge chefs is a highlight

for me. People are going to be blown away at

the beauty and flavours that we are creating

together.


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AN ALPINE

PLAYGROUND

Simon Mullinger takes a trip to Tekapo Springs to

discover late-night stargazing in the hot pools and see

what else this winter retreat has on offer.

After an eclectic Spotify playlist, two chicken wraps, a discussion on

toilet training and a brief restroom stop, my wife and I arrived at a

sunny, snow-dusted Tekapo just three hours after setting off from

Christchurch.

Tekapo has grown since we last stayed here, but it certainly hasn’t

lost any of its natural beauty in the process. A quick drive through the

town revealed the new residential developments, consisting mainly

of holiday homes with a sprinkling of residents; the extended retail/

hospitality strip; a new footpath connecting the town to the area

where the Church of the Good Shepherd can be found; and Tekapo

Springs.

We stayed at Peppers Bluewater Resort, which is a great option

for those who like the independence of a self-contained home but

with the convenience of an excellent restaurant, bar and even staff at

your disposal. Our lake-view apartment was on two levels, with the

upstairs offering a generous living area, full kitchen and a balcony with

a superb view of the lake and shuttle buses to Tekapo Springs.

Finding ourselves child-free for the night we headed out in the

evening to Tekapo Springs to relax and indulge in some romantic

stargazing. Who knew? Practically naked stargazing is a thing, and I for

one am glad.

Stargazing is a recent addition to Tekapo Springs’s offerings and

why not? Who wouldn’t like lying in steaming hot pools, looking up at

the Milky Way above snow-capped mountains with knowledgeable

staff on hand to guide you through your aquatic astronomical journey.

The experience took over two hours; we had a clear night allowing

us to experience astronomy through the three telescopes (we saw

Saturn, Jupiter and the Omega Nebula). After our education we

entered the pools on special floating hammocks to drink in the night

sky. I have no other benchmark to judge this style of stargazing on as

this was my first experience, however, it is an experience not to be

missed.

For the more adventurous, Tekapo and the surrounding area is an

alpine playground with mountaineering, kayaking, scenic flights, three

ski fields, fishing, cycling and even glacier tours. We, however, wanted

to channel our inner child and plumbed for ice skating at Tekapo

Springs. I was a little apprehensive; my wife, however, was more

intrepid – until she rather unceremoniously fell flat on her behind,

arms flapping, legs skyward. We haven’t laughed so much in a long

time. Ice skating is just pure, simple fun and a great activity as long as

you don’t take yourself too seriously.

For some, Tekapo is the place to refill the car, stretch those tired

legs or indulge in a bite to eat before pressing on to somewhere

else. Tekapo, today, is a destination in its own right, anchored by

the burgeoning Tekapo Springs. If the continued growth is managed

tastefully this has the potential to become a mini Wanaka and a

great weekend or overnight escape from Christchurch. I for one am

bringing my family back over the winter.

TIPS / RECOMMENDATIONS

1. For families: take advantage of the

babysitting services available to guests

at the Peppers Bluewater Resort.

2. Kohan Restaurant is a must for

Japanese food lovers. Their aptly

named sushi – ‘The Tekapo Roll’ – has

the potential to be a local delicacy.

3. Second only to mulled wine in

alpine regions, hot chocolate in an

eatery with an open fire is a nice

respite from the potential sub-zero

temperatures. Make the pilgrimage

to the Tin Plate Kitchen and Bar for

salvation.

4. If you are a fan of fine fare then

try the Rakinui at Peppers Bluewater

Resort. The tangy cheese salad and the

Angus eye fillet are to die for, and they

even have their own beer on tap!


54 STYLE | promotion

Tekapo Star Gazing

The ultimate in stellar relaxation, Tekapo Star Gazing is the Mackenzie

Country’s newest offering. Combining the stunning Aoraki Mackenzie

International Dark Sky Reserve with the soul-warming hot pools of

Tekapo Springs, the two-hour experience runs three times, nightly.

Through high-powered telescopes, explore the southern night

sky and learn what many of its prominent features mean. Then,

immerse yourself in a 38-degree hot pool to continue apppreciating

uninterrupted views of the night sky.

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GREAT ESCAPES

MACKENZIE

COUNTRY

With magical starry nights, brilliant sunny

days, remarkable turquoise blue lakes and

stunning snow-capped mountains, the

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New Zealand’s largest glacier and its azure ice caves. Make turns

down 8-10km ski runs, with professional guides that enable

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spectacular scenic flights with snow landings, and a picnic lunch in the

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The Hermitage

Nestled in the stunning Aoraki/Mt Cook

National Park, the iconic Hermitage Hotel is

the perfect base for your next winter escape.

Experience the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine

Centre, a Big Sky Stargazing tour or the

Tasman Valley Argo Tour, then dine in one

of the hotel’s many restaurants, surrounded

by the wonders of Aoraki/Mt Cook.

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Mt Dobson Ski Field

With natural dry powdered snow, trails for

all abilities and a huge learner’s area with

all-day sun and wide-open runs, Mt Dobson

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everything you need on the mountain.

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Air Safaris

Air Safaris has operated scenic flights throughout the World Heritage

National Parks of Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini since

1970. The ‘Grand Traverse’ is an experience of a lifetime, recognised

as the premier Aoraki Mount Cook flight-seeing experience and New

Zealand’s “must do” scenic flight. Over 50 minutes, the magnificent

flight encompasses two World Heritage National Parks, glaciers

(Tasman, Fox and Franz Josef) and 200km of New Zealand’s most

memorable and breath-taking scenery.

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Roundhill Ski Field

Roundhill is a fantastic family ski field with breath-taking views of

Aoraki Mt Cook, the Southern Alps and Lake Tekapo. There is

terrain for all ages and stages, from a huge beginner’s area to the

big mountain terrain accessed by the Heritage Express tow. With

a sunny aspect, easy 8km access road and a fully licensed café,

Roundhill is the perfect place to enjoy a day on the slopes. Open 1

July to 17 September 2017.

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The Church of the Good Shepherd

Probably the most photographed and iconic church in New Zealand and

well worth a stop to tick it off! Built in 1935, this was the first church in

the Mackenzie Basin. There is a stunning view of the lake and mountains

through the altar window.

Lake Tekapo Motels and Holiday Park

Set amongst mature trees, Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park and

the Lakefront Lodge backpackers cater to every traveller. All with

endless stunning views of Lake Tekpo and the surrounding mountains,

choose from motels, Kiwi baches, en suite units, standard cabins, the

backpackers lodge, power sites and tent sites.

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Lake Tekapo

Cottages

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Mackenzies Café & Bar

Enjoy great food and spectacular views in a beautiful

environment. Casual café meals for brunch and lunch and a

relaxed atmosphere for evening a la carte dining. For something

a little different try the stone grill menu. Proud purveyors of

great food, Allpress coffee, New Zealand wines and Monteith’s

craft beer. Open 10am every day.

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Tasman Glacier Heli Skiing

Exclusive heli skiing at the head of NZ’s biggest glacier. Tick off your bucket

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four long runs through spectacular scenery. Heli hiking also available.

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The Cairns

The Cairns offers unique accommodation and function venues, a superbly

planned residential development and The Cairns Golf Course, all featuring

stunning Lake Tekapo landscapes. There are plenty of activities and things

to do in Lake Tekapo, from Mackenzie horse trekking and hiking to

helicopter flights, to name a few. The Cairns development and golf course

is only minutes from Tekapo and connected not only by the main highway

but also by established walking and biking tracks.

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Ohau Snow Fields & Lake Ohau Lodge

SNOW, natural and made! Enjoy high-country hospitality and

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Lake Tekapo

Hit the slopes, fly, ice skate and bike, or soak in the hot pools, stargaze

and indulge in great food and wine – the choice is yours at Lake Tekapo.

Promoted by Lake Tekapo Promotions Association.

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Tin Plate Kitchen & Bar

Take a seat by the open fire and relax in this contemporary eatery.

The seasonally-led main menu and diverse range of wines, craft beer

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climbing or snowshoeing adventure through the Two Thumb Range,

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Peppers Bluewater Resort

Near the shores of Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort offers

high-end accommodation amidst equally as stunning scenery.

Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, the resort’s Rakinui

Restaurant & Bar embraces the fine fare available in Mackenzie

Country, with a modern farm-to-table philosophy that will

complete your sensory experience of this beautiful region.

peppers.co.nz/bluewater

Lake Alexandrina

Situated to the west of Lake Tekapo, Lake Alexandrina is a remote

high country body of water situated among tussock covered hills

amidst a panorama of snow-capped mountains. There is a great serene

walk to be had but for fly fishing enthusiasts there is an abundance of

trout (brown and rainbow) and salmon.

Earth & Sky Stargazing

See the galaxies and stars like never before from a mountaintop

location and New Zealand’s only optical research observatory.

The University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory and

Cowan’s Observatory both sit at the heart of the Aoraki

Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve – the largest of

eleven in the world. For a hands-on, authentic and educational

astronomy experience that’s not to be forgotten, visit Earth &

Sky Stargazing.

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60 STYLE | motoring

GO RACING

IN AN SUV

Ross Kiddie discovers the technology in

Audi’s SQ7 is engineered for performance.

It’s going to cost you almost $200,000, but if

you want a sport utility vehicle that you can

do hot laps in at the Nurburgring, blast to

100km/h in 4.9sec and have it handle like a

racing car, then the Audi SQ7 is the wagon

that covers all bases.

The SQ7 is an extension of the Q7 SUV,

instead of having the 3-litre V6, it is powered

by a 4-litre, twin-turbocharged, quad-camshaft

V8, and is diesel-fed.

Audi rates the engine with a staggering

320kW and 900Nm of torque, the latter

realised at just 1000rpm to 3250rpm thanks

to an electric compressor which works to the

point where the turbochargers kick in fully,

thereby eliminating any lag.

It’s a clever system, and I guess, you’d

expect nothing less from Audi, or a vehicle of

this price. The reality is the SQ7 is loaded with

kit, it’s not just the stuff that makes it go quick,

like the engine, the eight-speed Tiptronic

transmission, the clever sports rear differential

and four-wheel-drive and steering, but the

interior has a wealth of specification for both

comfort and convenience.

Nothing has been left to chance and, what’s

more, the SQ7’s controls and layout are

intuitive and it is also an SUV where seven

occupants can feel comfortable.

For me, the SQ7 is more about its

engineering, and while the mechanicals are

structured for high performance, the ease at

which it all seems to happen is amazing, the

levels of refinement are enormous and its

ability seems somewhat subdued.

Yes, there is V8 burble out the exhaust

pipes, and that in itself is misleading as you

get the sound of a petrol engine, but as

mentioned, the SQ7 is a diesel and there is

little indication of that, except perhaps in its

fuel usage statistics.

Audi claims a 7.2-litre per 100km (39mpg)

combined cycle rating for the seven-seater,

which correlates well with the 8.9l/100km

(32mpg) figure constantly showing on the

trip computer. That sits alongside a 5l/100km

(56mpg) instantaneous reading at 100km/h,

the engine loping over at just 1350rpm.

What makes those figures even more

remarkable was that they were gleaned from

a spirited test drive. I took the test car west to

Springfield, returning back to the city via the

scenic route State Highway 72.

The SQ7 is a touring car of true genius,

it whispers through the air and is relaxing

to drive, yet when you want to push a bit


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harder, and a bit quicker, it responds with

an athleticism that is unrealistic for a vehicle

which weighs in at around 2.4-tonne. The

steering is quick and affords the perfect

feel, the suspension is compliant providing

a moderately soft ride, yet it arrests body

movement with amazing control along with

dealing to uneven road surfaces.

Often a rutted corner will unbalance a car

and move it off-centre, but in the SQ7 that

doesn’t happen, it steers precisely. A lot of

that has to do with the quality of the huge

sport specification Continental tyres (285/40

x 21in), but the rest must be attributed to the

perfection within the Quattro four-wheel-drive

system which affords natural grip.

As mentioned in my introduction, the SQ7

handles like it was destined for the track,

there are even drive modes and dash display

readouts to encourage that.

I also mentioned the SQ7’s acceleration

off the mark. It’s impressive, too, at highway

speed, an overtaking manoeuvre between

80km/h and 120km/h achievable in just 3.5sec.

Driver-selectable engine management protocols

also override some of the air suspension

settings, the SQ7 can be raised or lowered

slightly to suit the terrain and/or type of travel.

It’s fair to mention that much of the kit

which makes the SQ7, in this instance, a

formidable sports machine, is optional. The

entry-level car sits at $175,900, but the

advanced suspension package, ceramic brake

package, sport diff and rear steering are added

cost extras.

To my way of thinking if you paid the extra

it would be money well spent, even just to

experience the technology which makes an

unrealistic sport machine the cat’s whiskers in

terms of handling dynamics.

What this drive also served to prove is that

Audi is at the forefront of technology and that

has lured me back into thinking a lot more

about the brand, I simply can’t wait to see

more exciting product from this high-profile

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GOURMET

AT MY TABLE

Unleash your inner master chef with these

top-shelf local ingredients.

TIPS FROM

THE KITCHEN

Oil the meat, not the pan

or hotplate – this will

stop it from smoking

when cooking.

Take the lamb out of the

fridge 30 minutes before

cooking, so it can reach

room temperature first.

1.

2. 3.

1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Waipara Groves, www.waiparagroves.co.nz

2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil ‘Old French Road Blend’ and ‘Frantoia’, Old French Grove Road, www.akaroaolives.co.nz

3. Lamb rack, Cashmere Cuisine, www.cashmerecuisine.co.nz


HIGH TEA

FOR THREE

Wishing to enjoy the finer things in life, Kate Preece

takes her family to the Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry.

PHOTOGRAPHY CHARLIE JACKSON

Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry was busy the day three

generations of my family chose to share High Tea. The dining area

was already full of small groups, with many tables graced with a

three-level stand or two.

The popping of corks and regular appearance of trays of Veuve

Clicquot suggested we were not alone in our choice of the

Boutique High Tea ($75 per person), the crème de la crème of

three offerings available at the Pantry, and we couldn’t wait to taste

the treats to come.

And then it arrived. Wow. Christchurch-made stainless-steel

frames and glistening white plates supported a feast of miniature

savoury and sweet works of art. As we soon learnt, these treats

were as complex in flavour as they were in their construction. The

six-year-old was drawn to the ‘mince pie’ (Asian-spiced slowcooked

sticky beef cheek pie), while my mother’s first bite was of

the butter puff galette – a combination of Kikorangi blue cheese,

roasted pear, caramelised onion and walnuts. The first impressions

did not lead to disappointment; these morsels proved to be as

good as they looked. My favourite was the beetroot and feta

tartlet, as the complementary toasted almond, honey and fresh

mint lifted it beyond the norm.

What would a high tea be without… tea? Though you can

opt for coffee, chai or hot chocolate (as my daughter did), it was

tea for two. My mother went for ‘pure peppermint’, and for me,

I followed the personable waitress’s suggestion of a ‘springtime

chocolate mint’ tea with milk. The hot drinks, playing a key part

in the proceedings, were brought to the table at a time indicated

by us – in this case, again upon recommendation, it was after

sandwiches, scones and tarts and to accompany the dessert

collection.

The presentation of the coconut sable Breton was irresistible to

the six-year-old, but it was the discovery of pineapple compote

inside one layer and coconut mousse in the other that made it her

standout. I found the salted caramel in the pecan tartlet delicious,

and it worked so well with its scorched pecans. For Mum, it was

the pear Helene. Comprised of spiced pear, vanilla mousse and

Belgium dark chocolate, it was a good one for someone with less

of a sweet tooth.

While high tea is traditionally an afternoon affair, you can have

it all day at the Pantry. Though, whatever time you do make your

reservation (and you must), once you are seated at the homestead,

relax and don’t be in a hurry. It took time to prepare these

delights, and you will not regret sitting back for two hours making

your way through the smorgasbord of delicacies, while sipping on

Champagne and a cup of Dilmah.

Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry • 40 Mona Vale Avenue

03 341 7450 • www.monavale.nz


TASTE DIRECTORY

YOUR GUIDE TO

WINING & DINING IN

CANTERBURY

An hour drive

from CHCH

terrACe downs resort

What better way to spend an afternoon

with friends or family than having a high

tea in the tranquil setting of Terrace

Downs Resort. Available everyday

11am - 3pm from 5th June.

Make your Sunday extra special with

our popular Sunday buffet. Come and

enjoy a delicious menu of classic and

International flavours, accompanied by

live music. Every Sunday 12.30pm.

*Bookings essential, call today: 03 318 6943

Email: info@terracedowns.co.nz

Valley Inn TaVern

Our fantastic sheltered courtyard is a

great place to while away those long

summer days. Relax over a drink and

enjoy our fantastic new menu that

reflects those warmer days.

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER

HOLIDAYS IN A RELAXED

OUTDOOR SETTING

2 Flavell Street, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch

Ph 384 1124

www.valleyinntavern.co.nz

Open daily from 10am - 11pm

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Mona Vale HoMestead

and Pantry

Rebuilt brick by brick and once again

elegant in her heritage best, Mona Vale

Homestead & Pantry is welcoming

visitors for breakfast, brunch, lunch

and exquisite High Teas. Also ideal

for weddings, special occasions and

corporate events.

Open now 7am-5pm

40 Mona Vale Avenue,

Fendalton

03 341 7450

gather@monavale.nz

www.monavale.nz

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Kum Pun Thai

Experience all of the exotic flavours that

Thailand has to offer right here in Christchurch.

Delightful surroundings with a fantastic

outdoor courtyard, this is the enjoyable place

as an alternative to cooking, or for that special

occasion to treat your loved ones. These

authentic dishes are designed to delight.

The extensive menu and great hospitality

is perfect for lunch and dinner. Try our very

popular $12 lunch menu with work friends.

Dinner Mon-Sun 5.30pm-10.00pm 7 Days

Lunch Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm

73 Victoria Street, Christchurch.

Phone: 03 365 5494 www.kumpunthai.com


TASTE DIRECTORY

UnCommon adjective

not common; rare; exceptional;

above the ordinary; remarkable.

Fisherman’s WharF

Spectacular Harbour Views

Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant offer’s a

warm & friendly atmosphere over looking

the working port of Lyttelton. We have a

range of wonderful meal options to suit

all. Seafood, Steaks, Burgers, Thai dishes,

Vegetarian, pasta & kids meals. We serve

only the freshest locally caught fish & our

produce is also fresh & from the local

markets. From our boats to your plate.

Now open for Breakfast Sat/Sun from 8am.

39 Norwich Quay, 8082 Lyttelton.

Ph 328 7530

www.lytteltonwharf.co.nz

Open Wed to Sun 11.30am to late

uncommon

New café promising to deliver

beautiful food.

Having worked as a Chef in Melbourne for

5 years, and also working with Shannon

Bennet, a guest judge on MasterChef

Australia, we have moved home to fulfil

our dream of opening our own cafe.

Opens: Mon - Fri 7am - 4pm,

Sat & Sun 8am - 4pm

262 Tuam Street, Christchurch

03 379 3977 or uncommonchch@gmail.com

Follow us on Facebook

URBAN CORNER CAFE

Industrial chic on the outside, awesomely

trendy on the inside. We are the perfect

venue for private functions. Catering to

suit any budget. Our cafe also has a wide

selection of contemporary gift ware,

curios and Kiwiana. We are very kid

friendly! Check out our Weds/Thurs ‘Feed

a Family for $50' dinner special (pictured)!

Open 7 Days

9am - 1am

Cnr New Brighton Road & Bower Avenue,

New Brighton.

Phone: 03 388 3649

www.urbancorner.co.nz

Mid-Winter

Christmas

Saturday 17 June

to

Sunday 2 July 2017

AlvArAdo’s MexicAn

cAntinA

Come and try our TRADITIONAL

MEXICAN FOOD...

Alvarados is the essential destination for

experiencing true Mexican cuisine.

Open daily from 11.00am.

77 Stevens Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch

Ph 03 374 4149

www.alvarados.co.nz

facebook.com/alvaradosmexicancantina

Follow us on Twitter @Alvaradoschch

GARDEN BUFFET

RESTAURANT

Bring along your social club, colleagues,

friends or family and warm up this winter

with a sumptuous X’mas feast buffet!

Lunch Monday to Friday $23.50pp,

Saturday & Sunday $24.50pp.

Dinner Monday to Thursday $30.50pp,

Friday to Sunday $32.50pp.

Senior Citizens discount available.

Mid Winter Xmas Buffet Saturday 17 June

to Sunday 2 July 2017.

Open daily for lunch and dinner

110 Marshland Road, Christchurch. Ph 386 0088

www.gardenhotel.co.nz Like us on Facebook

fb.com/GardenHotelRestaurant

Sala Sala aSian FuSion

ReStauRant

After a years hiatus Sala Sala has

reopened under new management,

much to the joy of the locals, with its

fresh take on Asian fusion and upstairs

private function rooms, all brought to

you in the comfort of the Merivale

suburbs.

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, closed Mondays

Lunch: 11.30am - 2.00pm Dinner: 5.30pm - late.

Fully Licensed.

142 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch

Phone: 03 355 5932


TASTE DIRECTORY

RIVERVIEW RESTAURANT

Located in the Cashmere Club, the

Riverview Restaurant offers quality,

affordable a la carte dining, 7 days a

week. Specialists in events and special

occasions. No function too big or too

small. Private functions room available.

Dine al fresco on the sheltered patio.

Open for Lunch: Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun.

Open for Dinner from 5.30pm Tues to Sun.

(Closed Mon). Fully Licensed.

50 Colombo Street, Christchurch

Phone: 03 332 0092

www.cashmereclub.co.nz

Members, guests & affiliates welcome

EMBERS

BAR & RESTAURANT

Embers has a stylish, cosy atmosphere,

filled with unique furnishings and

complete with its very own open fire pit.

Meals are crafted to share, enhancing a

social, family bonding and interactive

dining experience. Mezzanine floor

available for private functions.

Open Wednesday to Sunday

310 Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui

Phone: 03 359 9586 www.papanuiclub.co.nz

reception@papanuiclub.co.nz

Members, guests & affiliates welcome

RACECOURSE HOTEL &

MOTOR LODGE

Located opposite Riccarton Park,

this hotel offers great dining, Sports Bar

(with pool tables, SKY sport, gaming

lounge, TAB), Carbine Lounge and

affordable accommodation.

Hoofbeats Restaurant (FAMOUS FOR

THEIR ROASTS) open daily for breakfast,

lunch & dinner.

Open daily from 6.30am. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

118 Racecourse Road, Riccarton, Christchurch

Phone 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

Delicious

Light Bites

PIERVIEW RESTAURANT

Located upstairs in the New Brighton

Club, the Pierview Restaurant offers a

stunning panoramic view of the

Pegasus coastline and New Brighton

Pier. Irresistible a la carte menu,

excellent specials and now open for

Brunch on Sundays from 10.30am.

Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday

from 5.30pm and

Sunday Brunch from 10.30am.

202 Marine Parade, New Brighton

Phone 03 388 8210

www.newbrightonclub.co.nz

THE CUBAN

Que Vola Contigo Christchurch!

The Cuban is a gorgeous piece of

Havana right in the centre city.

Sample exquisite Cuban street food.

Marvel at the extensive selection of rum,

and our very own Cuba Laga (lager).

All while relaxing in the stunning covered

courtyard. See you at The Cuban.

Open Tuesday - Thursday 3pm - late and

Friday - Sunday 11.30am - late.

Closed Monday.

236 St Asaph Street, Christchurch

Phone: 03 260 2605

www.thecuban.co.nz

venuemanager@thecuban.co.nz

TREVINOS

RESTAURANT & BAR

Nestled in the heart of Christchurch, filled

with mountains of food and lakes of

beverages, sits an astounding restaurant with

irresistible and fine tasting food, accompanied

by an unmatched atmosphere.

Super Rugby live on the bar’s screens,

live music.

New Menu Out Now - come try our

New Light Bites Selection

Open 7 Days, 9am - 1am

Cnr Riccarton Road & Mona Vale Avenue,

Riccarton. Phone: 03 343 5378

www.trevinos.co.nz


SELWYN TASTE DIRECTORY

Milanese

A taste of Italy right here in Selwyn...

Prebbleton’s best kept secret is a secret

no longer. The Milanese fully licenced

Italian restaurant and pizzeria is an

exceptional place to dine when you want

a taste of Italy. Fresh Pasta, Carbonara,

Spaghetti, to authentic Italian Pizzas. Dine

In or Takeaway.

Licensed/BYO wine only.

Private Functions available.

Cnr Springs & Marshs Road

407 Springs Road, phone 349 9652

(entrance on Marshs Road, behind Vege Shop)

THE LINCOLN PANTRY

A treasure trove of local, organic and

gourmet goodies for the health-conscious

foodie. The wood-panelled deli counter

delivers old world charm and an extensive

array of NZ and European cheeses. Fine

foods and artisan goods adorn the rustic

pallet shelving along with tempting treats

for gluten, dairy and sugar-free devotees.

Try the awesome takeaway Atomic coffee

or turmeric latte. Gift hampers & vouchers

available. Gourmet Platters to order.

5 Robert Street, Lincoln | 03 325 7717

Mon-Sat 7am – 6pm Sun 10am – 4pm

www.thelincolnpantry.co.nz

www.facebook.com/thelincolnpantry

Tai Tapu HoTel

‘unique CounTry pub’

Fine food, friendly folk, fabulous scenery

and relaxed atmosphere. Sheltered

courtyard and outdoor areas, perfect for

dining or platters and wines.

A La Carte Restaurant

Open 7 Days

12pm to Last seating around 8pm

780 Old Tai Tapu Road

P: 03 329 6819

taitapuhotel@xtra.co.nz

www.wix.taitapuhotel.com

The Pedal Pusher

rollesTon

Vibrant Funky Gastro Pub with Great

Food, Great atmosphere... Fantastic

service... Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner..

Make us your local... your home away

from home!!

Open 7 days - 9am till Late

Bookings recommended

Ph 03 260 0866

www.thepedalpusher.co.nz

55 Faringdon Boulevard, Rolleston

284-286 Lincoln Road, Addington

The Silver Dollar Bar &

reSTauranT

Visit the Silver Dollar Bar & Restaurant

To experience a selection of fine wines,

cold beers and great food.

The Extensive lunch & evening menu

includes a variety of dishes, both affordable

satisfying meals as well as ‘Special Dishes’…

Relax in comfort in either the amazing

indoor Bar & Restaurant or large sunny &

sheltered courtyard.

Open Monday – Sunday 11am – 11pm

Now open for breakfasts, Sunday’s 9am – 12pm

Bookings Essential. Ph 03 347 0386

www.silverdollarbar.co.nz

871 Jones Rd, Rolleston

Quartz -

Wine Bar & restaurant

The friendly Quartz team offers great service

in a comfortable, modern setting. An extensive

food & beverage menu has something

for everyone. Delicious, hearty versions of

favourites - burgers, steaks, fish, chicken &

salads. The earlybird special entices families to

dine before 6pm with $5 kids meals, leaving

an ambient setting later for couples or friends

catching up. Bookings appreciated.

82 Rolleston Drive. Ph 03 347 4192

www.quartzrolleston.co.nz

Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-Late.

Fri-Sun 12pm-Late. Follow us on Facebook


SHOPPING

IN THE

CENTRAL

CITY?

You’ll find parking at:

The Crossing. 400 spaces.

Access from Lichfield Street

Art Gallery. 110 spaces.

Access from Gloucester Street

Innovation. 350 spaces.

Access from Lichfield Street

West End. 680 spaces.

Access from Cashel Street

Hereford St. 580 spaces.

Access from Hereford Street

ccc.govt.nz/carpark


70 STYLE | food news

FOOD

NEWS

New Chef de Cuisine for

Pescatore at The George

The talented chef Ryan Henley has returned to

The George hotel in Christchurch as Chef de

Cuisine for Pescatore restaurant. Ryan previously

spent four years at The George before working

at Melbourne’s Vue de Monde with acclaimed

Australian chef Shannon Bennett.

Winter Pop-Up Restaurant

Kingsford Kitchen will be transformed into a contemporary, elegant restaurant, with divine

menus full of inspiring delectable treats for a special winter season. There will be 12 events

over the three months, starting with June 15, 16, 29 and 30. To secure your seat, contact

pop-up@continental.co.nz

Lewis Road Creamery –

Steak Butter

Made in collaboration with leading chef

Sean Connolly and described as “the

perfect steak butter”, the latest addition to

the Lewis Road Creamery range is not to

be missed. Blended in small batches with

a mix of exceptional spices of the finest

quality, it will take your steak to another

level of flavour and indulgence.


Award-winning Olive Oil

In the New York International Olive Oil Competition, arguably

the largest of international olive oil competitions, Robinsons

Bay and Old French Road both won gold with their extra virgin

olive oil entries. Both olive groves are from Akaroa and were

Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show respectively at the

2016 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards.

TOP

DROP

Top wines of the month matched

with sumptuous foods.

The Winemaker’s Wife

Waipara Rosé 2016

Fancy a glass of something pink? Try this

elegant Pinot Rose, a silver medal winner

at the Canterbury Wine Awards. Drink

in the aromas of lifted rose petal and

strawberry. This is a wine made to be

enjoyed now.

Food Match

Enjoy this wine with friends and a

selection of wafer biscuits, pecorino

cheese, slices of parma ham and pear

wedges.

Harewood Rd

800 Harewood Rd (Airport End)

Monday - Friday 7:00am - 6:30pm

Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Phone: 359 2772

Tower Junction

4/4 Troup Drive, Addington

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm

Saturday - Sunday 8:30am - 6:00pm

Ph: 341 1110

Marshland

410 Marshland Rd

Monday - Sunday

8:00am - 6:00pm

Ph: 385 6976


OUT AND ABOUT SOCIAL SCENES OF CHRISTCHURCH

Bettie and Bonnie at

the Oddities & Curios

charity event at the

Christchurch Casino

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Peter Fulton, Leighton Burtt

Dick Tayler, Ben Harris

Andrea and Vern Bailey

ST ANDREW’S COLLEGE

ROWING CLUB GALA DINNER

Dan Francis, Olivia Cleave

An air of tension pervaded Peterborough Street as a black tuxedo was

semi lost in the shadows, given away only by the flash of crisp white

shirtfront, as the stranger strode confidently towards the door of Sixty6.

Below street level, the dim light fell upon faces in the crowd which turned

to the new arrival. The cavern was for the evening, a mingling place of

dashing heroes and mysterious ladies, the set upon which the James

Bond themed inaugural fundraising event for St Andrew’s College Rowing

Club, would be played out, with more to come in the future.

Stephen Fitzgerald, Anna Simcic

Amanda Clarke, Robbie Manson, Julian Clarke

Matthew and Sandra Bushnell

Neil McDowall, Michelle Blakely

Brett Anderson, Andrea Allen

Andrew Rutledge, Paul Dunphy, Michael Henstock

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Paul Lysaght and JoJo Scott-Lysaght

Cindy-Lee Sinclair, Tim Bennet

Lydia Hemingway, Mel Hunt

SPARKLE FOR HOPE BALL

CHILD CANCER FOUNDATION

Charlotte Smulders, Nick and Diana Smith

The spotlight’s silvery blade cleaved the autumn evening,

like a beacon enticing guests to enter a wonderland.

Points of light glittered out from the grandeur, crisply

dressed tables awaiting eager diners, shone with the

opulent promise of an evening to remember. A whirlpool

of conversation whipped up as friends met and strangers

were invited to become so. Sumptuous fare now occupied

the attention, strengthening partygoers for the fundraising

to come, followed by dancing the night away.

Nathon Wright, Amanda Siave

Jim and Karen Boult

Lisa Eady, Don Redfern

Mark Thompson, Cheryl van Opzeeland

Brand New Prebbleton Show Home Opening

This Weekend: 72 Blakes Road, Prebbleton

Open on Weekends from 12pm to 4pm

Silver medal winner in Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year Awards

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Office & Show Home: 5 Broomleigh Drive,

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New Show Home: 72 Blakes Road, Prebbleton

Phone: 03 374 9172 or Rob: 021 324 876

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Laura Wells

Myf Colvin, The Mystic Gypsy, Jacqueline O’Neill

Keryn and Sam McElroy

ODDITIES & CURIOS

A SIDESHOW SPECTACULAR

Andrew Duncan, Florian Bachley

“Roll up, roll up!” cried the ringmaster as in a flurry of spangled

costumed and serpentine limbed performers, the macabre circus

rolled into town. Ensconced at Sixty6 on Peterborough, Oddities

& Curios proved an accurate description; bizarre apparitions

vied to accost the attention of guests entering the eccentric

dreamland. Alongside the amusingly disturbing sideshow alley,

the real business of gaming for charity progressed. Throughout

the long evening, much financial bounty was gathered, to be later

distributed to many local charities and the memories of the mad

fun lingered on.

Mike King, Charlotte Van Der Wielen

Sarah Barrer, Wayne Eddington

Scaly Saul, Robyn Hanson, The Bearded Ghost Lady

Troy Mangan, Millie O’Grady

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Lynn Woods, Dame Trelise Cooper

Colleen Naylor, Sue Williams, Georgia McNamara

LYNN WOODS

PINK RIBBON BREAKFAST

Leon Russell-White, Barbara Lady Stewart

Sally Hooper, Jayde Drumm

Liberated from the gloom of night, shafts of pomegranate tinted

sun infused the plump clouds, the union creating a glorious

dawn. A perfect morning then, to partake of food and drink

and absorb the wisdom, wit and inspiration of Dame Trelise

Cooper. Ladies had gathered to attend a Pink Ribbon Breakfast,

sponsored by couturier Lynn Woods to support Breast Cancer

Cure, the charity of which Dame Trelise was patron for eight

years. On a mission to help find a cure for breast cancer by

2018, Breast Cancer Cure is forging ahead in the battle, raising

essential funds by events such as this.

Adam and Tiffany Whitelock, Amy Naylor

Storm McVay, Pam Clarke, Lilly Cooper, Helen Smith

Cathy Stewart, Helen Hanson, Rebecca Stewart


Alan, Audrey and Rebecca Ray

Graeme Inglis, Buzz March

PIPES & DRAMS AT THE

TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL

A freezing wind, so reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands, blew savagely about

Latimer Square, mocking those enjoying warm shelter within the Transitional

Cathedral, where the aroma of fine scotch whisky hung on the cloistered air.

Organised by The Scottish Society of New Zealand Pipe Band, Pipes & Drams

was an opportunity for whisky lovers to taste and learn about their chosen luxury,

all to the unforgettable sounds of the bagpipes. Raising money to send a group

of pipers far away to Glasgow, to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships

was the main reason for the evening of kilted fun. Now, time for MY wee dram!

Christine and Peter Fitzhardinge

Ed Butler

Lindsay and Marilyn Welch

Michael Fraser-Milne


Clare Murray, Paula Orrell, Geoff Cranko

T P, Michael Wolfe

‘JUST BECAUSE’ AT CoCA

Scott Alman, Andrea Pierce, Damon O’Brien

As the keys of the city were passed from summer to autumn,

Strategy Creative hosted a marvellous party at The Centre

of Contemporary Art (CoCA). The line of invitees had to be

subjected to the ministrations of the very dodgy looking Dr Dan

the Psychologist, who, mouthing a mixture of mumbo-jumbo

and shamelessly big words, “analysed” them. Following the

initiation of silliness, the time was good to mingle and enjoy

the art of David Shrigley. Throughout the gallery, the sounds

of admiration for the works and of hospitality being enjoyed,

combined to make the evening’s soundtrack.

Rebecca Dickie, Hilary McConnell, Paige Fleming

Sarah Harrison, Mark Townshend

Annie and Bert Govan


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TOP DJ’s

EVERY FRIDAY

& SATURDAY

GIG GUIDE June

167/180 Armagh St

Ph 03 366 1389

www.casapublica.co.nz

08, 22

BOILING BILLY

291 Lincoln Rd, Addington

Ph 03 338 8300

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03, 10, 17, 24

DJ DOUBLE FEATURE

EVERY SATURDAY

Baretta Bar & Restaurant

174 St Asaph Street

Phone 03 260 2600

www.baretta.co.nz

FRI 02

Live music, 4pm; Live music,

7.30pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta

Assembly Required, 10pm

Carlton

DJ Dwight Caldwell, 9pm

Casa Publica

Emerson, 5pm; Zak Cooper,

9pm Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

Shameless Few, 9pm

Sullivans Irish Pub

Live music, 8.30pm The

Cuban

X-Files duo, 9pm Trevinos

SAT 03

DJ Double Feature, 9pm

Baretta

Evan Dando ‘Baby I’m Bored’

World Tour, 8.30pm, tickets

$42.50+bf@utr Blue Smoke

Cropduster, 10.30pm Carlton

DJ Ash-S, 9pm Casa Publica

Lindon Puffin, 2pm; Emerson,

9pm Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

Shameless Few, 9pm

Sullivans Irish Pub

Live music, 10pm The Cuban

Susie & Regan, 9pm

Trevinos

SUN 04

Great Carlton Quiz, 4pm

Carlton

Sunday Jazz Session, 2pm

Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

MON 05

Regan & Susie, 5pm Carlton

TUE 06

Open Mic Night, 5pm Carlton

Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish

Pub

WED 07

Assembly Required, 8.30pm

Carlton

Willie McArthur, 8pm

Sullivans Irish Pub

THUR 08

HeadRush, 9pm Carlton

DJ, 9pm Empire

Boiling Billy, 8pm Sullivans

Irish Pub

DJ, 9pm The Cuban

FRI 09

Live music, 4pm; Live music,

7.30pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta

Nomad, tickets $20+bf@utr,

8.30pm Blue Smoke

D’Sendantz, 10pm Carlton

DJ Maestro B, 9pm Casa

Publica

DJ, 10pm Empire

Emerson, 5pm; Nacoa,

9.30pm Dux Central

Topia, 9pm Sullivans Irish

Pub

Live music, 8pm The Cuban

Vague-As Bros, 9pm Trevinos

SAT 10

DJ Double Feature , 9pm

Baretta

Flat City Brotherhood, 8pm

Carlton

DJ Paul McKessar, 9pm Casa

Publica

Mulled Festival, 12pm; Big

Rig, 9pm Dux Central

DJ,10pm Empire

Shameless Few, 9pm

Sullivans Irish Pub

Live music, 8.30pm The

Cuban

Reckless duo, 9pm Trevinos

SUN 11

Graeme James ‘Highways

Tour’, tickets

$10+bf@eventfinda or khoa

entry, 4pm Blue Smoke

Great Carlton Quiz, 4pm

Carlton

Sunday Jazz Session, 2pm

Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

MON 12

Marcel, 5pm Carlton

TUE 13

Open Mic Night, 6pm Carlton

Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish

Pub

WED 14

Topia duo, 8.30pm Carlton

Willie McArthur, 8pm

Sullivans Irish Pub

THUR 15

Summer Drive, 9pm Carlton

DJ, 9pm Empire

Stephen McDaid, 8pm

Sullivans Irish Pub

FRI 16

Live music, 4pm; Live music,

7pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta

Hobnail ‘The Blue Skies’ Tour,

tickets $20+bf@eventfinda,

8.30pm Blue Smoke

Smoke & Mirrors, 10pm

Carlton

DJ Dwight Caldwell 9pm Casa

Publica

Emerson, 5pm; Get Set, 9pm

Dux Central

DJ Phase, 10pm Empire

HeadRush, 9pm Sullivans

Irish Pub

Live music, 9.15pm The

Cuban

Southfield, 9pm Trevinos

SAT 17

DJ Double Feature, 9pm

Baretta

Ctrl Alt Rock, 10.30pm

Carlton

DJ Ash-S, 9pm Casa Publica

Tim Driver, 2pm; Nacoa, 9pm

Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

Dateless n Desperate

RockBand, 9pm Sullivans

Irish Pub

Live music, 8.30pm The

Cuban

SUN 18

Great Carlton Quiz, 4pm

Carlton

Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm

Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

MON 19

Harpy Noise, 5pm Carlton

TUE 20

Open Mic Night, 6pm Carlton

Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish

Pub

WED 21

D’Sendantz, 8.30pm Carlton

Willie McArthur, 8pm

Sullivans Irish Pub

THUR 22

Smoke & Mirrors, 9pm

Carlton

DJ, 9pm Empire

Boiling Billy, 8pm Sullivans

Irish Pub

FRI 23

Live music, 4pm; Live music,

7pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta

Tiny Ruins ‘NZ Winter Tour’,

tickets $25+bf@utr, 8.30pm

Blue Smoke

Assembly Required, 10pm

Carlton

DJ Maestro B, 9pm Casa

Publica


Emerson, 5pm; Big Rig 9pm

Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

Shameless Few, 9pm

Sullivans Irish Pub

Live music, 9.15pm The

Cuban

Nyree, 9pm Trevinos

SAT 24

DJ Double Feature, 9pm

Baretta

Flat City Brotherhood, 10.30pm

Carlton

DJ Dwight Caldwell, 9pm Casa

Publica

Kitchen Collective, 2pm; Get

Set, 9.30pm Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

HeadRush 9pm Sullivans

Irish Pub

Live music, 8.30pm The

Cuban

Reckless duo, 9pm Trevinos

SUN 25

Great Carlton Quiz, 4pm

Carlton

Sunday Jazz Sessions, 2pm

Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

MON 26

Nick Lee, 5pm Carlton

TUE 27

Open Mic Night, 6pm Carlton

Topia, 7pm Sullivans Irish

Pub

WED 28

Topia duo, 8.30pm Carlton

Willie McArthur, 8pm Sullivans

Irish Pub

THUR 29

Summer Drive, 9pm Carlton

DJ, 9pm Empire

Stephen McDaid, 8pm

Sullivans Irish Pub

FRI 30

Live music, 4pm; Live music,

7pm; DJ, 10.30pm Baretta

Ctrl Alt Rock, 10pm Carlton

DJ Paul McKessar, 9pm Casa

Publica

Emerson, 5pm; Izonik, 9pm

Dux Central

DJ, 10pm Empire

Topia, 9pm Sullivans Irish

Pub

Live music, 9.15pm The

Cuban

Reckless duo, 9pm Trevinos

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82 STYLE | finance

FINANCE

FOR THE

BRUNCHING

MILLENNIAL

Financial advisor Travis Hamilton gives us some tips on

how to save for our retirement.

Let’s face it, for the millennial generation there will be no

guarantee a future government will pay them a pension and it’s

likely that the retirement age will go up. These warnings are coming

loud and clear.

There remain many opportunities for millennials who want to

take steps to create a brighter financial future.

NINE THINGS ANY MILLENNIAL CAN DO:

KNOW YOUR GOALS

What do your 40s, 50s, 60s and retirement look like? If you’re going

to be that 70-year-old Kiwi that travels a lot, or wants income from

property investment, plan backwards from that and work out what

you need to do and how much money will be required.

MAKE KIWISAVER WORK FOR YOU

Negative attitudes around KiwiSaver benefits need to change. Balances

are getting higher and it’s becoming a significant asset for many people.

It’s worth noting that the minimum amount you should be putting

into KiwiSaver is $1,086 so you receive the government’s tax credit of

$543. This is a 50% return that you’ll struggle to find elsewhere.

Consider the risk level, too. If you’re saving for your first property,

you might want to be in a more conservative (or low-risk) fund, but if

retirement is your goal, a high-growth fund will likely deliver you the

best return, but at higher risk.

BUY A HOUSE WHERE YOU CAN AFFORD TO – NOW!

They say that the best time to buy a property was yesterday, but

that’s no use to millennials earning a decent wage but spending it on

high rents in New Zealand’s major cities.

Forget about where you can’t afford, carry on renting where you

are and buy what you can afford to rent it out. If where you can afford

is the “next big thing”, then the gains you make should be enough to

kick-start a property search in your preferred area.

TEAM UP WITH MATES FOR PROPERTY GAINS

If you can’t borrow your deposit from the equity gains in your parents’

or grandparents’ properties, unite with your fellow millennials.

Consider owning a property together, either to rent or for one

couple to part-own and part-rent. At least this gets you onto the

ladder. Lawyers can draft up all the necessary paperwork to make sure

the ownership arrangement is fully understood.


STYLE | finance 83

REALISE YOUR MORTGAGE IS NOT SET IN STONE

The contract between you and your lender isn’t a rigid one and

mortgages should reflect the best aspects of your financial situation

and interest rates, bank lending and your goals changes.

Ultimately, the goal is to pay your mortgage off quickly, meaning

you’ll repay less over time. Split your mortgage into manageable

chunks to achieve a series of short-term goals. A five-per-cent

chunk sits aside from the total and can have current best interest

rates applied to it – it’s an easy way to make a dent in your debt.

USE INVESTMENTS TO CREATE CASH FLOW

Allocating some money to investments (which can be made on

your behalf by a funds manager) can give you enough returns to pay

off another debt. Cash flow can also be created from a property

you’ve bought and rented out.

MAKE TINY SACRIFICES NOW TO SAVE EXPONENTIALLY

LATER

For your mortgage, by making an increase in payments of around

the price of a flat white a day, you could reduce your mortgage

term by more than four years. That’s a huge saving when you

consider that the average total repayment is more than two and

half times the original loan amount.

WORK ON YOUR FINANCIAL LITERACY

Stop thinking you’re just one of those people that is “bad with

money”. You can change that.

There are a vast number of books and online resources that can

help, but in New Zealand most financial advisors will give you free

financial advice – you’ve just got to ask.

GET INSURANCE EARLY AND LEVEL YOUR PREMIUMS

Your health and ability to earn an income are your biggest assets.

To lose either would be a major financial set-back, which could put

your life goals out of reach.

The younger you sign up for health insurance, trauma, life and

income protection, the more likely you’re to be covered without

exclusions and the cheaper your premiums will be if you level them.

By levelling the premium (whereby you pay a higher amount initially

but the amount stays the same and doesn’t escalate with age), you’ll

save tens of thousands over a lifetime.

WHAT IS A ‘MILLENIAL’?

Someone born in the 1980s to early

2000s, reaching adulthood in the 21st

century.

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STYLE | etiquette 85

THE ETIQUETTE OF

DINNER PARTY

SEATING

Victoria Tait gives advice on the traditional

vs modern dinner party seating plans.

THE PROPER RULES

If there are no place cards, the hostess tells the diners

which seat to take or requests they determine their own

places.

• The place of honour at the table is to the right side of the

host because most people are right-handed.

• Unless protocol is being observed, other guests should not

be seated according to their importance.

Beyond these few guidelines, guests should be arranged

in the way the host feels will be most congenial for

conversation. The most common are male/female and not

seating partners next to each other.

Once the meal has concluded, women and men

separate with women congregating in the drawing room

and the men left to play cards, drink and speak about the

ways of the world…

THE STYLE RULES

In the modern age, we figure a more relaxed approach is

appropriate, so we’ve come up with a few strategies to

keep dinner party conversations flowing and add a little

humour to the night.

Musical chairs: after your guests have finished a course,

each man must move two seats to the right. This can

spice up the night with a few risks involved; one a guest

might end up sitting next to their husband at some point,

which would be rather boring, or worse, their ex, which

would have a slightly different outcome.

When a person excuses themselves from the table

to smoke or go to the bathroom, you – as the host or

hostess – take their place. When they return, they must

take yours. This continues throughout the evening and

creates a fluid interchange.

Pull names out of a hat – it’s a fair, no-nonsense

way to make sure everyone has a seat and no one can

complain. However, we would only suggest this method

for small dinner parties, otherwise you’ll be standing with

a hat in your hand while the main course slowly turns to

blackened charcoal in the kitchen.

At the end of the meal, we suggest turning tradition

on its head by sending the men to the drawing room and

leave the women sitting round the table to smoke, drink

and talk about shagging.


86 STYLE | win

Every month, Style sources a range of exceptional prizes to give away.

It’s easy to enter, simply go to www.style.kiwi and fill in your details on the ‘Win With Style’ page.

Entries close June 30.

THE CHRISTCHURCH ART

SHOW 2017

The fourth Christchurch Art Show is here!

Hundreds of artists from all over New Zealand

will have thousands of works on display.

Opening night is Thursday 15 June 7.30pm and

we have one double pass (worth $80) to give

away to a lucky reader. The show runs 16-18

June – Friday and Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday

10am-4pm.

AN ADRENALIN FOREST EXPERIENCE

Adrenalin Forest is a multi-level aerial obstacle course designed to progress

you higher and higher into the trees via rope bridges, swings, nets and flying

foxes. Starting at 1.5m above the ground and reaching 30m among the tree

tops at the sixth level, the experience is suitable for all ages (from 1.3 metres

tall), and for everyone with a basic level of fitness. We have a family pass

for four to give away. Be it two adults and two children/teenagers, or four

children/teenagers, the winning group will experience a day to remember.

LUXURY SKINCARE

Pure Shade is a brand new luxury

skincare range by the NZ Sunscreen

Company. The SPF 50+ sun cream

doubles as a moisturiser and skin

brightener while protecting your skin

from both UVA and UVB rays. The antipollution

repair cream has been designed

as a night cream which tightens, lightens

and hydrates the skin while drawing

out any heavy metals or damaging

environmental pollutants from the day.

We have one pack to give away to one

lucky reader valued at $163 including

a Pure Shade SPF 50+ Sunscreen and a

Pure Shade Anti-Pollution Repair cream.

‘Wood Pigeon’ by Christchurch artist Kate Beatty.

LAST MONTH’S WINNERS: SCHWARZKOPF: Judy Philips. HOMEGROWN KITCHEN: Olive Crothall.

KIWI GARDENER: Michelle Tanfield.

*Conditions: Each entry is limited to one per person. You may enter all giveaways. If you are selected as a winner, your name will be published in the following

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